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TP6536 - Torr A Choiltreich / Great Glen Project Station J
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
10694
OSGB36 Station :
NH40/DM/4
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6536
County :
Highland Region
Nearest town :
KINGUSSIE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Torr A ChoiltreichNH40/DM/4NH40S004DIS236920.94807553.81117.5763PILLAR01/06/1960101/07/1960N0

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There are 26 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 276th with 8 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.41/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Jul 2004
Was Last logged: 16th Apr 2022

Of the 34 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 18m
The average error was 8m
The closest was 1m

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Great Glen Project Station H Great Glen Project Station H Great Glen Project Station G Great Glen Project Station G Great Glen Project Station L Great Glen Project Station L Fort Augustus Fort Augustus Great Glen Project Station Q Great Glen Project Station Q Great Glen Project Station I Great Glen Project Station I Great Glen Project Station K / Tomamhoid Great Glen Project Station K / Tomamhoid Great Glen Project Station M Great Glen Project Station M asbown asbown nozzer nozzer Clochandighter Clochandighter caroleengel caroleengel BigJ BigJ We TRye hard We TRye hard edfielden edfielden wandering_rjt wandering_rjt Torr A Choiltreich / Great Glen Project Station J Torr A Choiltreich / Great Glen Project Station J [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 16th Apr 2022  11:26  by wandering_rjt

Gridref: NH 36922 07552   FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

As previous. Nice quick bag with splendid views


Not Logged 16th Aug 2021  19:42  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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


Not Logged 16th Aug 2021  19:42  by dharris

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


Not Logged 19th Nov 2018  14:30  by Sealf4

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

I only did 4 of the Great Glen Project pillars today and this was the 4th. Parked at end of loch but didn't realise that there was a good path to the TP if I followed the track round to the left. instead I went right and up to join a bit of a shoulder to the TP. This was was a battle through the dying bracken and the far more alive gorse. OUCh. Interesting surroundings with metal cross and good views.,


Good condition 12th Aug 2018  19:13  by BigNick

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

With Luna after another convincing win at the cricket

©BigNick


Good condition 12th Jul 2018  15:48  by BigJ

Gridref: NH 36923 07549   FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked on the A82 on the Fort Augustus end of the loch. Once over the gate, took the pylon access track to the left. Where it ends, a good track led up to the trig avoiding all bracken. Good views. With Nozzer.


Good condition 12th Jul 2018  15:46  by nozzer

Gridref: NH 36908 07558   FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 12th Jul 2018  08:10  by Moacky

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Through the holiday park to the golf course, over a gate and up a good track to the top.

©Moacky


Good condition 12th Aug 2016  13:55  by redDragon

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

It looked easy on the map, but we parked on the A82 by a gate at the end of a loch, and climbed up from there. I wouldnt recommend it, ferns, thorns and wet feet. But it was worth it for the view. Superb


Good condition 10th Jul 2016  03:12  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NH 36919 07554   FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My third trigpoint of the 'day'. I planned my route from a map and definitely got it all wrong. Parked at NH 372 075 and followed the arrow on my GPS. Fought my way through bracken that was 6ft high to begin with then I hit the gorse bushes with no obvious route through. There may have been but with a head torch only and bracken taller than me I could not find it. Eventually hit a path and it was easy from there. I decided to follow the obvious path down, heading north when I needed to go east. If you plan to walk here I would recommend parking at NH 37233 08256 then walking to start of the path at NH 37125 08218

©We TRye hard
©We TRye hard


Good condition 10th Jun 2016  17:50  by asbown

Gridref: NH 36911 07538   FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked near the loch and easy walk up the track then followed a well used path straight up.


Good condition 5th Jun 2016  15:46  by Walker Dan

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Made a bit of a hash of this one. Staying at the caravan site in Fort Augustus and walked from there via the golf course. Wasn't sure about a track through the gate so continued further south before finding a path that doubled back up the hillside. Took the path back northwards which wended back down the hillside to the gate next to the golf course. GPS said .85 miles from the campsite but there and back finished up doing 4.25 miles.


Good condition 14th May 2016  17:15  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at the north tip of the wee loch and followed a wide forestry track until it hairpinned round towards the trig. Great views with a wooden cross at the top.

Torr A Choiltreich / Great Glen Project Station J ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 11th May 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NH 36925 07544   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Golf course access road/track @ NH3733081 - signed. Once in golf course (parking good)and on track SE, take very first gate on left (NH371082). Path not at first obvious but wends thru' gorse bushes and becomes distinct. Short wooden crosses mark the route which leads to final large cross on summit (inscription illegible)


Good condition 28th Apr 2016  19:08  by tummelv

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

Parked up just off the A82 nearby and walked up to the golf course entrance. There is a good path to follow alongside the edge of the golf course for a good while and then just a straightline up the hill once in line with the trig. Bit of a slog through the dead bracken to get to the heather covered hillside and I was glad I was doing this one at this time of year rather than when the bracken grows up. The pillar was soon in view though but wasn't expecting to see the stone structure and wooden crosses up here though! What a fantastic view from this one for such a small hill.

Pillar and the view ©tummelv
Flush bracket ©tummelv
Markings on the top of the pillar ©tummelv


Good condition 28th Apr 2016  00:02  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.


Good condition 27th Jul 2015  14:30  by Rupertal

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

Great views north to Loch Ness.


Good condition 18th Jun 2015  11:10  by vegibagger

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With Trig Pillocksson bagging hill summit tump too.


Good condition 10th May 2015  10:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

tgoc2015


Good condition 21st Nov 2014  14:30  by thejackrustles

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked up the pylon path, then headed straight up the heather and gorse, found the path on the way back down! Great views from the top along Loch Ness

Mrs TJR at the trigpoint ©thejackrustles
Torr A Choiltreich Collage


Good condition 21st Nov 2014  13:20  by gerryu2

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

Walked up new pylon track from main road then smaller track to trig. Lovely structure, trig and cross. Good views up Loch Ness.

Trig and cross


Good condition 28th Sep 2013  14:01  by edfielden

Gridref: NH 36920 07553   FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Oh how I wish I'd found the path from the beginning! I parked at the golf club (permission readily given) and set out SW along the track. Instead of turning left through the first gate (a route was not obvious from outside the fence) I continued on along the track until the track passed into the fenced area again. Here I turned back on myself and tried to pick my way up through the undergrowth. I happened upon a path - of sorts - which took me through some recently burnt heather and gorse bushes. Not a particularly pleasant experience! Towards the summit I simply walked up through the heather until I happened upon what was apparently the 'correct' path just below the summit. Ah well, it was worth it. The view up Loch Ness is superb and the mountains to the SW are also very pretty. A large wooden cross stands a few metres from the pillar, as does a ruined building with another wooden cross inside. The pillar itself is a standard Hotine and has all sightholes open. The top has a tarmac plug. FB details to follow... There is a subtle difference with this pillar, however. Thanks to its part in the Great Glen Project it has a symbol of two embossed triangles and a cut cross on one of the arms of the tribrach. I spend a good long while at the top, during which time I had some lunch and was joined by a lady from Fort Augustus who had decided to visit the hilltop every week for a year to take a photograph over the town and Loch Ness - the pillar's spider provided the perfect base for her travel tripod! I descended at 4:50pm back along the more obvious path from the top which - despite a couple of steep bits and a little bit of gorse - would have been much less painful and arduous than the route I took! Photos to follow...


Good condition 21st Jul 2011  12:00  by DesG

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited while touring Scotland. Also logged as YSM370

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Good condition 18th May 2010  13:36  by sky high boys

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Beautiful viewpoint, especially on a day like this. What a difference from being caught in a snow storm only two days ago when in the hills just 20 miles from here! Easy access from the NNE, go thru the gate into the golf course and turn left along a track to the another gate on the left. Good track all the way.

Quality outlook


Good condition 18th Feb 2010  12:04  by craftinessa

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fantastic views over Loch Ness. Well worth the visit.


Good condition 18th Feb 2010  12:04  by swampysean

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Doesn't get much better than this, cold, clear, snow all around, fantastic views over Loch Ness for our 50th joint trig


Good condition 1st Jul 2009  11:38  by dal

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Delightful viewpoint. Vgc. Bolt visible.

The Trig
The Bolt


Good condition 18th Apr 2009  13:30  by Chalky

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

VGC , Asphalt plug. Slight diversion from Great Glen Way at Kytra Lock.


Good condition 26th Jul 2008  20:00  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked up from boat at Fort Augustus.


Good condition 21st May 2008  16:20  by spidym

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Took the south west path as advised by Clochandighter and was a an easy walk up. Trig in good condition as is the cross :) Fantastic views over south end of Loch Ness and Fort Augustus could have stayed there all day

Beautiful View ... it has to be said
The cross and the trig


Not Logged 5th May 2008  15:46  by joeythecat

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Torr A Choiltreich Looking northeast along the Great Glen towards Fort Augustus and Loch Ness


Good condition 22nd Aug 2007  16:16  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NH 36924 07542   FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Pillar VGC. Spider has coarse granular plug. Horizontal sight holes all open, pillar bolt viewable. FB faces WSW ~241. Tertiary station in Block NH40, Loch Ness. Completed 29th April 1960. This pillar was also used during the Great Glen Project survey, this was Station J. Follow mapped path around Loch Uanagan then approach hill from SW. Wooden cross and ruined building on summit. Fantastic view NE to Loch Ness, and along the Great Glen. Photographed 22/08/2007, GRP.

10694 - Torr A Choiltreich pillar & FB
10694 - Torr A Choiltreich other summit features
10694 - Torr A Choiltreich the pillar bolt


Good condition 9th Apr 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, mortar plug, nice summit, fine view, heathery hill, structure & cross adjacent IIRC. aka Great Glen Project Station J.


Good condition 20th Jul 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 10694  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very good views around.

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