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TP6444 - Thorcaill
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1522nd with 22 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.65/10 (from 31 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Apr 2007
Was Last logged: 15th Aug 2019

Of the 31 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 100m
The average error was 17m
2 were exact

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Good condition 15th Aug 2019  17:15  by Chris9870

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Our first ‘Vanessa’. Parked near bird hide and walked round on the rocks. Tide was starting to come in but had plenty of time to get off its little island. Spectacular position.

Good condition 30th Jul 2019  14:30  by Alancache

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked down from a bench, which was easier than it looked.

The pillar and view

Good condition 13th Apr 2019  11:21  by fasgadh

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Track from the car park/hide at Fishnish with a bit of a push through sallies at the end. Go in from a bench. Then a short beach to a small tidal island covered in violets. Local greylags not impressed.

Rubha Leth Thorcuill ©fasgadh
Rubha Leac Thorcaill ©fasgadh

Good condition 20th Jul 2018  13:18  by Noggin the Nog

Gridref: NM 66611 42303   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 19th Jul 2018  13:57  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NM 66617 42294   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Altitude 7m. Quick walk from the picnic site but a bit of bush bashing required towards the end.

©We TRye hard

Good condition 16th Jun 2018  13:37  by coinea

Gridref: NM 66615 42295   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

10365 Thorcaill

Good condition 16th Jun 2018  13:36  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NM 66616 42293   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th October 1958 costing £68.0s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T29 during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in August 1960. Last maintained by the OS in August 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Free forest car park provided at NM661423. Followed mapped forest track to a marker post NM664422 then a feint boggy path leads through the foliage to the coast. The trig pillar is on a small island which is cut off at high tide. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 180°. Vented through back (north) sight hole. The panoramic coastal view spans 225° from northwest through north and east to SSE over the Sound of Mull. Inland aspect lost to nearby woodland.

10365 - Thorcaill & self
10365 - Thorcaill pillar & FB

Good condition 14th Jun 2018  17:24  by Kctrig

Gridref: NM 66611 42403   FB Number: 10375  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy walk over the rocks while tide out. views good in better weather


Good condition 31st Mar 2018  12:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NM 66611 42303   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy find and tide out

Good condition 21st Apr 2017  19:09  by fergie

Gridref: NM 66590 42300   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Tide was right so no probs there. Great spot and good views

Thorcaill near Fishnish On a small island but tide out so no problems getting access

Good condition 21st Mar 2017  18:51  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nice view once you've crossed the swamp to get to it


Good condition 24th Jun 2016  15:15  by g4wsb

Gridref: NM 66619 42294   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Access as before waiting for ferry to arrive home ward bound.


Good condition 23rd May 2016  08:27  by RichardM

Gridref: NM 66614 42301   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On small intertidal island. (only just an island) Abundent pink Thrift, great views along the Sound of Mull

Good condition 23rd Mar 2016  14:34  by Titcheeric

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First find

Good condition 3rd Jun 2015  14:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged at low tide after walking along the tidal edge from the car park. What a lovely spot for a trig.

Good condition 31st May 2015  12:54  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A tad swampy getting out to this wonderfully prominent Vanessa.. first pillar for the Burgundy Boot Bagger! :D

Thorcaill ..first Burgundy Boot Bag! :D

Good condition 31st May 2015  10:20  by vegibagger

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With Jimmy McPaul

Good condition 20th Sep 2013  12:39  by pickle

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged whilst stopping for lunch in FC car park at low tide. Nice view up and down the sound. Cal.Mac. ferry passed in background. Iona waited on the nearby eat waiting for me to fall over.

Good condition 5th May 2013  16:00  by Chalky

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Vanessa on tiny tidal islet. Spider centre cap with raised letters.

Good condition 5th May 2013  10:20  by edfielden

Gridref: NM 66609 42303   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Half an hour after low tide this one was relatively easy to get to as per g4wsb's directions. A brief morning of bright sunshine but heavy clouds approaching fast. This tiny tidal islet is a great little place! Cylindrical pillar; FB facing SSE appears to be mounted at a slightly jaunty angle! NNW sighthole open, others plugged; original top with raised letters. The replacement for Ardtornish Lighthouse (TP9760) is clearly visible 1.6 miles E from here.

10365 - Approach view Looking NE just off the track ©edfielden
10365 - Pillar Looking SE down the Sound of Mull ©edfielden
10365 - Pillar Looking NNW showing jaunty angle of FB ©edfielden
10365 - Top ©edfielden
10365 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
10365 - Trig pose! Looking NW ©edfielden

Good condition 3rd May 2013  13:30  by andyc

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I really enjoyed this trig, location is really pretty and views excellent for a 5m above sea level one. Wet blustery day though.

Good condition 28th Jun 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NM 66616 42295   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 7th Jun 2012  20:17  by g4wsb

Gridref: NM 66613 42307   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

After ferry take first left ,upto metal barrier. Walk track to first green pole left -seat, down across, must be at low tide as becomes island.


Good condition 23rd Mar 2012  11:54  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy find on a coastwalk from Craignure.

Good condition 13th May 2010  14:00  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: NM 66616 42293   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

miserable day, we could just see the other side of the Sound of Mull.

Good condition 5th May 2010  10:20  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Argyllshire. We followed the forest track then cut through to the shoreline. Confident that the trig stands on what would be an island at high tide. Plug with raised lettering.

Thorcaill and Sound of Mull

Good condition 31st Aug 2009  14:14  by countrymatters

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very difficult to get to at times...and messy.

Good condition 26th Jul 2009  11:30  by gowrie

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Just long enough after high tide for it not to be an island.

Good condition 20th Sep 2008  12:16  by sky high boys

Gridref: NM 66617 42294   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Aye not much to see today, agree about the island at high tide comments.

At least theres nae midges! ©sky high boys

Good condition 21st Mar 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, cylindrical, metal cap, wide raised letters. Standing on what is prbbably an island during highest tides. From main track, path leads to bench, then next few m is boggy and obstructed by brash - fun in the half light early evening, en route to Tobermory YH.

Good condition 23rd Apr 2007  10:45  by ocean soul

Gridref: NM 66617 42356   FB Number: 10365  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Just along the shore from the dropping of point of the Lochaline-Fishnish ferry.Scramble over shoreline rocks.Very wet not much of a view.

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