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TP6510 - Tom Ard
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Tom ArdNM52/T37NM52T037188204.93733065.73124.7513PILLAR01/06/1960101/08/1960N0

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There are 27 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2886th with 48 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.17/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Aug 1988
Was Last logged: 8th Oct 2016

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

All were within 11m
The average error was 6m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Cootking

By Cootking

By Cootking
By Dusty
Flush Bracket
By Dusty

By asbown
S9787 - Tom Ard
By Clochandighter
See 20 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Oct 2016  11:49  by Cootking

FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked at forest road end off main road. Up to bench on left and took remains of track just before bench. Disturbance due to felling. Turned too soon (no white marker anymore). Horrid ascent zig zagging past fallen trees. White paint slowly washing off pillar to expose red, white&blue paintwork. Predictably found way down (and up!) is marked with faded grey tinsel. Make sure to go at least 100 yards on the track when you turn left at the benchpast or you will regret it.

Painting starting to reappear
Flush bracket
Trees all around

Good condition 8th Sep 2016  11:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket
Tanya & pillar

Good condition 12th Jun 2016  13:35  by g4wsb

Gridref: NM 88212 33059   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked to entrance to forest track, walk to find bench on left path up along removed trees before entering trees take left and left up through trees to top.


Good condition 11th Jun 2016  14:22  by asbown

Gridref: NM 88214 33060   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

followed the main track as long as possible then just headed in and got lucky

Good condition 27th May 2016  09:35  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 7th Feb 2014  13:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Layers of red ,white & blue paint over FB & spider centre cap!

Good condition 2nd Sep 2012  17:40  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NM 88209 33056   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked in forest track entrance at NS883335. Followed track to NM879329 then up firebreak east to high point and north through trees to summit. In summit clearing on wooded hill. Pillar in good condition, last painted white despite previously having other colour schemes. Spider retains original OS cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~19. Vented through NW sight hole. No view due to surrounding trees.

S9787 - Tom Ard & GRP

Good condition 11th May 2012  15:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 17th Mar 2012  18:16  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Arrived here in good time to see the sun setting behind Mull. The area to the east of the pillar is littered with wind-fallen trees, so take care if approaching from that direction.

View almost blocked by trees now

Good condition 11th Oct 2011  11:33  by coinea

Gridref: NM 88210 33056   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Less than 20 minutes from Dunbeg bus stop. Initially followed track, then turned left onto path just before bench. About 50-100m after white topped marker went straight up left through trees. Easy!!

Good condition 22nd Apr 2011  17:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NM 88205 33066   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely day. Easy parking at gate. Followed path all around forest till directed by white arrows. Thank you!


Good condition 30th Jan 2011  12:01  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NM 88206 33060   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Raised but heavily over-painted lettering on the cap with only the West sight open. The neds have returned and started scratching their names through the thick white paint to the red, blue and rock below. A sobering wee hike after a guid nicht in Dunbeg was rewarded by this wee clearing with views over treetops to the bay beyond. The white arrows on trees direct uphill and thro the woods quite handily. Crashed due NorthWest coming down - luvly n spongey underfoot! ..Watch out for a red-headed pixie atop the pillar! :D

Tom Ard ..wonderful wake-up after a guid nicht in Dunbeg! :D
Pixie onna pillar ..gaun yersel Shanny! :D

Good condition 4th Jul 2008  15:20  by Sandisox

Gridref: NM 88208 33066   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A real challege to reach it. Guided in last stage by white painted arrows. Reached it the long way by walking round to end of track. Descended by direct route through dense woodland. The red & blue is showing through the white paint in places.

General View
Top View
Flush Bracket

Good condition 1st Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, small raised letters. White, although has previously been red, also blue - very pro-Union! In small clearing at summit, in Sitka, with paintmarked trail leading in from ride to NE. Track enters forest at 883335, not marked on my old LR49.

Good condition 17th Aug 2006  07:25  by ocean soul

Gridref: NM 88205 33066   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Did this one before breakfast whilst staying in Connel.Real slog up through the trees to find a pillar that some half-wit has gone to the trouble of decorating.God help us all if these people ever get bored!!Lovely views across to Lismore and Kerrera.

Good condition 21st Jun 2004  17:08  by sky high boys

Gridref: NM 88201 33076   FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views but a real bash thru the plantation to get to the trig. Looks like it has been 'nedified' in the colours of Glasgow Rangers. Well different! I even found the old paint pots down at the tree edge. Not so nifty. Otherwise in good nick. Is there really so little else to do out here?

Red White and Blue Pillar! ©sky high boys
No escape for FB ©sky high boys
Pillar & Views

Good condition 3rd Sep 1991  18:10  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 10th July 1958, no cost on record. In 1960 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NM52/T37 in the Mull secondary block. Flush bracket S9787 was levelled for height also in 1960. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in May 1981. Normal tapered square section pillar. Spider retained stamped font OS centre plug. Rough ferny terrain. Visited 3rd September 1991 whilst on business in Oban, GRP.

Good condition 15th Aug 1988  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S9787  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visit before the hill was afforested. Unlike the suituation in 2012, there were good views over the Scottish Marine Biological Association's buildings.

The pillar

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