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TP0779 - Achaidh Mhoir
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Achaidh MhoirNG80/DM/T20NG80T020166651.25792281.3288.4803PILLAR01/06/1959101/05/1959N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked 217th (more).
Has a mean score of 7.53/10 (from 43 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Jun 1986
Was Last logged: 24th Jan 2020

Of the 43 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 54m
The average error was 11m
1 was exact

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Good condition 24th Jan 2020  16:26  by Kctrig

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Aug 2019  09:55  by Chris9870

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked near posh wooden houses, walked through kissing gate opposite, and walked up hill to the right and up to the trig. It looked harder than it was. Another ‘vanessa’ trig. Great views on a dull and windy day.

Good condition 15th Mar 2019  11:57  by BigNick

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

On holiday with Rosaidh


Good condition 28th Dec 2018  13:18  by jonglew

Gridref: NM 66654 92284   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Large car park to S. Accessed hill at NM 6659 9193, then direct route to top. Nice vanessa pillar; asphalt centre plug; LHS & RHS sight holes unplugged, front plug beginning to degrade. Extensive panorama - Rum and Eigg good.

Pillar TP0779©jonglew
Spider TP0779©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0779©jonglew

Good condition 4th Aug 2018  12:00  by fergie

Gridref: NM 66650 92270   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at the Falconry, just missed Carol,walked along the road and through a gate and along the track then up easy slopes to the summit for outstanding views to Eigg and Rum

Achaidh Mhoir S 9804
Achaidh Mhoir 88m Cracking viewpoint all around especially Eigg and Rum. S9804

Good condition 4th Aug 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NM 66656 92272   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance The Falconry NM 6698 9215 - with permission - car just leaving as I arrived. Set off on mapped dead end track and then between patches of bracken to trig - easy. TuMP Druim Seangain to NE - nice hill

Not Logged 31st Jul 2018  11:29  by NormanW

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

Good condition 15th Nov 2017  13:44  by BigJ

Gridref: NM 66655 92285   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Followed the directions given by KevP. Parked in the car park at Glenancross which is there for access to the beach. Ignore the beach signs, but walk back out of the car park onto the minor road. Turn left uphill (north). As the road goes over the top and downhill, there is a fancy house on the right. As the road swings sharp right, there is a wooden kissing gate on the left. Go through this and follow the path, keeping the fence on the left. Although a direct assault could be made straight up the steep slope on the right, there is an easier way if you stick to the path as it contours round the hill. Soon you come to an open little gully which gives an easier ascent up the right hand side. Another little pull and you're there. Great views all round although the weather today was decidedly lacklustre. With CJW.

Good condition 2nd Aug 2017  15:36  by Cootking

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Horrible rickety fence with barbed wire to cross at most points. Then up through bracken, crags and marshy areas. Less than 15 mins from road. Views superlative, hills, islands, beaches, lochs. Worth the crappy ascent.

Flush bracket

Good condition 15th Jun 2017  11:30  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An interesting stop off along the 8008 road with Tony J as we begin our 3 day journey back home from Mallaig. Wasn't quite expecting to find a Vanessa up here.

Good condition 15th Jun 2017  11:00  by The Reverend

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

With Alex C, first of many stops on the long journey home from Mallaig.

Good condition 7th Nov 2016  16:22  by Boz North

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition 21st Aug 2016  14:30  by spidym

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked by private had to be quick...launched myself across the field and up to the trigpoint.. fantastic views all around....especially Rum and Eigg

Trigpoint looking across towards Morar

Good condition 6th Jun 2016  11:27  by plet56

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

Good condition 21st May 2016  14:44  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NM 66658 92278   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Log #351. Parked at NM675921 and walked down to the beach. Followed the sands all the way around to approx. NM668928, then up and over Druim Seangain and crossed peat cuttings to reach the beinn and the pillar. Vanessa-type with square base and cap missing. Good condition, and great views across the bay and Sidhean Mhor, and to Rum, Eigg, and Sleat. Direct route south back to road, which I followed back to the car park. [ExP-247/MiP-31/Rev-2/BM-23/IS-34/Other-14]

Morar, plugged cap.

Good condition 27th Apr 2016  18:09  by greenbell

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fresh from a lively crossing to Canna easy bag of this beautiful spot overlooking the isles and Loch Morar (another great walk).

Good condition 6th Mar 2016  14:00  by Sealf4

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On way to Knoydart, looking for good views of Eigg and Rum, low cloud obscuring views. Otherwise nice short leg stretcher on knobbly outcrop.

Good condition 16th Sep 2015  16:04  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The last Vanessa I visited was a very long way from here in Kent, overlooking the Channel Tunnel terminus. The views are a bit better from this one! Stunning today, including Skye and the Small Isles, plus some great white sand beaches. Asphalt cap, NE s/hole open, vgc.

Good condition 30th Jul 2014  16:20  by The RockKnocker

Gridref: NM 66651 92281   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at the nearby car park, while Marie and Hayden walked along the beach me and Connor ran up to the trig.

Connor at the pillar
The RockKnocker at the trig Great views from the trig.

Good condition 15th Jun 2014  16:05  by KevP

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy. Park in car park and ignore path to beach sign but walk north uphill along roadside. Just past first turn to right is a gate with another path to beach sign. Follow this to high point then cut uphill to trig pillar. Great spot and great views.

Good condition 14th Jun 2014  12:10  by coinea

Gridref: NM 66655 92271   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

S9804 Achaidh Mhoir.

Good condition 14th Jun 2014  12:09  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NM 66657 92272   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th May 1958 costing £15.18s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/T20 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Free public car park at NM664916. Along road to gate at NM665919 from where a path gradually rises to a high point roughly west of the trig, steeper climb to top. Rocky grazing top overlooking the coast. Vanessa (cylindrical pillar) in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~145°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, bolt silhouette photographed. Full 360° panoramic view is dominated by Eigg and includes Rhum and Skye.

S9804 - Achaidh Mhoir & self
S9804 - Achaidh Mhoir pillar & FB

Good condition 27th Apr 2013  12:45  by Chalky

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great little viewpoint. Vanessa with an asphalt plug.

Good condition 1st Jun 2012  10:47  by CJO

Gridref: NM 66653 92279   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Brilliant location

Good condition 23rd Aug 2011  17:41  by trigangel

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My first Vanessa

Great views of the islands

Good condition 16th Oct 2010  17:13  by Border Peat

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

what a view

Amazing place S9804©Border Peat
breath taking S9804©Border Peat

Good condition 9th Sep 2009  12:45  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: NM 66655 92273   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in nearby car park, walked along road to gate (To The Beach). From the beach its an easy walk up to the trig. Sunny day with views over to the islands. Well worth a visit, and the nearby white sands on Morar beach.

Good condition 30th May 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, asphalt plug, cylindrical trig. Nice steep grassy little hill; great view of coast and Small Isles. From ESE (new house), track then straight up.

Good condition 25th May 2009  12:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy stroll up from the campsite below. Views just mind bending!

Good condition 17th May 2009  11:40  by andyc

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Excellent views of small isles and Cuillin. Located above some of the best beaches in Britain. Cycling to Arisaig on lovely sunny day. My second Vanessa and the first since I knew what a Vanessa is.

Good condition 8th May 2009  14:15  by Late starter

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

My first vanessa! We got soaked in heavy downpours earlier in the day, but it was sunny and hot by the time we reached the pillar. Fabulous views. Tarmac plug.

Good condition 8th May 2009  14:15  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Inverness-shire. Today the views were fabulous and it was bright and sunny. Vanessa with an asphalt plug.

Good condition 11th Jul 2008  14:00  by jameswameek

Gridref: NM 66656 92272   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Beautiful. This trig is a bit of a trek, but the views are absolutely amazing, both inland, along the coast and towards the islands. There is a car park on the old road to the south of the trig, near some houses. Park there and walk north to the road corner, where there is a gate to the "beach". Head cross country from there. Really worth the trek.

Good condition 28th Jun 2007  15:40  by dal

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent view point. Vanessa.

Good condition 6th May 2007  17:20  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Vanessa type pillar. Easily approached from the A830 old coast road through gate and climbing the open hill. Superb location.

Good condition 27th Apr 2007  17:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On old coast road between Mallaig and Arisaig.Superb views of the Cuillins,Rhum,Eigg and Loch Morar.

Good condition 21st Aug 2006  15:43  by Brisey

Gridref: NM 66658 92271   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visible from the old coast road. A somewhat boggy walk up from here was rewarded by fabulous views all around. The first cylindrical pillar I have seen.

TP0779 top
View towards Loch Morar

Good condition 9th Aug 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 7th Dec 2005  13:21  by joeythecat

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Point

Good condition 2nd May 2002  13:00  by lepustimidus

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cylindrical trig.Pre GPS days.

S9804 Achaidh Mhoir Trig with Rum beyond

Good condition 28th Aug 1997  10:00  by Trigglets

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 31st May 1988  00:00  by Tom de Erin

Gridref: NM 66600 92300   FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This is a cylinderical Trig Point seen on 31st May 1988. Apparently they used a big cardboard tube and cast the concrete in it. I guess it was easier to do it that way

Good condition 1st Jun 1986  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S9804  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A bit of white paint left. Up in the clouds so didn't see much else!

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