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TP6059 - Soroba
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Strathclyde Region
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5109th with 60 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.61/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th Sep 1983
Was Last logged: 24th Jul 2018

Of the 18 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 12m
The average error was 10m
The closest was 6m

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Slightly damaged 24th Jul 2018  17:14  by jonglew

Gridref: NM 86826 28187   FB Number: S9648  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nosed the car into what seemed to be a lorry park near entrance to quarry (NM 8646 2771) - all quiet at 5pm. Took the track towards Upper Soroba (private house), and veered off N at the wooden chalet. A broad band of dense bracken had to be circumnavigated as it contained nettles - a combo not sitting well with shorts and previously lacerated lower limbs! Once above the bracken, ground is long grass and very tussockated (new word). Pillar has a chunk of concrete missing from one top edge; top cap replaced with an asphalt plug; rear sight hole open. Extensive views to local hills.

Pillar TP6059©jonglew
Spider 20180724-SorobaStrathclyde1.jpg©jonglew
Flush Bracket 20180724-SorobaStrathclyde1.jpg©jonglew

Slightly damaged 19th May 2018  20:35  by vegibagger

FB Number: S9684  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Very tussocky terrain up from the end of quarry Road, so slowly does it. A chunk out of the top, hence damaged description.

Slightly damaged 13th May 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NM 86833 28173   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked on track (working quarry) NM 8663 2785. Didn't find the going too hard to be honest

Not Logged 22nd Apr 2018  18:30  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 8th Oct 2016  14:34  by Cootking

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Tried detouring to the right through fields to avoid the house at the end of the quarry road - slow and ripped knee out of trousers on barbed wire. This also led to a much prolonged ascent through the tussocks - horrific ankle twisting stuff. Recommend going up quarry road to house and cutting up to left -it'll still be hellish but shorter and your trousers will remain intact. Be warned!!!

Spider plus damage
Flush bracket

Slightly damaged 12th Jun 2016  12:30  by g4wsb

Gridref: NM 86837 28173   FB Number: S9648  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Drove into parking at barrier to quarry, walk up quarry track taking path but this no good up through tossocks to trig.


Slightly damaged 11th Jun 2016  15:46  by asbown

Gridref: NM 86835 28174   FB Number: S9648  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

bit of a nightmare here, followed path in to and beyond the quarry but could not get to the trig, in the end l asked at the house and got the ok to just head straight up, not very pleasant tho.

Slightly damaged 26th May 2016  16:36  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Good condition 9th Aug 2015  19:19  by Chalky

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asphalt plug.

Slightly damaged 26th Apr 2015  12:24  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: NM 86833 28173   FB Number: S9648  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance to market - quiet on a Sunday. Followed track towards the quarry then up the hill. Trig has two faded white faces, a small horizontal crack and a chip to the top edge. View restricted by bands of sleet

Slightly damaged 2nd Sep 2012  15:53  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NM 86833 28170   FB Number: S9648  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from SW. Parked at junction of tracks leading to pit and cattle market at NM865276. Followed track towards Upper Soroba for approx 400m then NE up Cruach Soroba to top. Pillar has chunk out of top edge and horizontal crack near top of trunk otherwise good. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SW, ~239. Vented through NE sight hole. 270 panorama, NW quarter lost to nearby trees.

S9648 - Soroba & GRP

Good condition 11th Oct 2011  12:56  by coinea

Gridref: NM 86832 28172   FB Number: S9648  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bus trip to Oban. Access track to quarry has intimidating NO ACCESS notices, but..... Noisy quarry machinery shut down at 12.45pm (for lunch?)so nice and peaceful at the trig.

Good condition 28th Mar 2011  17:30  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I came up here late in the day, starting out from Oban. I went a bit of a roundabout way past Upper Soroba farm over rough ground, but it was worth it for the views of the mountains of Lorn from the top.

Looking inland from the trig

Good condition 14th Sep 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 21st Jun 2004  19:10  by sky high boys

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Up on a days Munro bagging etc. Nice handy trig not far from the road.

Good condition 29th May 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; resin plug

Good condition 2nd Sep 1991  16:53  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 3rd July 1958 costing 34.12s.0d. In 1960 this marker was computed for triangulation as teriary station NM52/T40 in the Mull secondary block. Flush bracket S9648 was levelled for height also in 1960. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in May 1981. Spider centre plugged with coarse bitumous substance. Visited 2/09/1991 whilst on business in Oban, GRP.

Good condition 13th Sep 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S9648  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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