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TP1316 - Benbrack
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Dumfries & Galloway
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1222nd with 24 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.76/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Oct 1999
Was Last logged: 2nd Jun 2022

Of the 21 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 48m
The average error was 11m
The closest was 1m

Colt Hill Colt Hill clochandighter clochandighter coinea coinea descarte1 descarte1 CJO CJO Proper Cheddar Proper Cheddar caroleengel caroleengel Proper Cheddar Proper Cheddar jonglew jonglew Benbrack Benbrack [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Slightly damaged 2nd Jun 2022  08:56  by HarryH

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Standing at Benbrack Trig

Slightly damaged 26th Mar 2022  13:00  by Wayne Mac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

From Stroanpatrick along the SUW onto Manquhill Hill. Then onto Benbrack and back via Manquhill and Cornharrow

At the trig pillar
Spider View Striding Arch behind
Flush Bracket

Slightly damaged 17th Apr 2021  14:56  by jonglew

Gridref: NX 68031 97043   FB Number: S7742  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

On a round of the 3 hill-top Striding Arches; this the last of them. Approached from Black Hill. Pillar has some damage to the front face (leaching salts), and has some top screed missing. Centre cap also missing, tube plugged with a composite cap. LHD side sight hole open, front & RHD side plugs degrading. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1316©jonglew
Pillar TP1316©jonglew
Spider TP1316©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1316©jonglew

Not Logged 4th Apr 2021  09:00  by Fellmonkie

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

Good condition 25th May 2019  12:13  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S7742  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Only day of solid rain on SUW. Very poor visibility.

Good condition 24th Sep 2018  09:55  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: NX 68032 97037   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Right on SUW - love the arches. Some very boggy paths round here.

Good condition 9th Aug 2016  12:00  by [email protected]

Gridref: NX 68000 97000   FB Number: S7742  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Souther Uplands Way

Slightly damaged 18th Oct 2015  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S7742  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 22nd Sep 2015  14:52  by Chalky

FB Number: S7742  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Resin plug.

Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2015  13:16  by descarte1

Gridref: NX 68028 97038   FB Number: S7742  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Followed SUW from Polskeoch. "Striding Arch" sculpture nearby. Phenomenal 360 views today. Bit soggy underfoot in places but an easy enough walk in. Top screed has suffered a bit of damage. FB faces NW-ish with NE-ish sighthole open. Cap missing but replacement plug present.

Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2015  13:10  by CJO

Gridref: NX 68030 97037   FB Number: S7742  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

plastic cap. Top starting to spall. Very wet under foot, some small patchs of snow exist at 500M. Now off to Wether Hill


Good condition 17th Aug 2014  09:41  by Sandrax2

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

Walking the Southern Upland Way. Stroanpatrick to Sanquhar.


Good condition 11th Jul 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NX 68033 97037   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Whilst walking Southern Upland Way West to East. If you hate forest track and road, don't start the long distance path before Dalry!

Good condition 24th Jun 2013  11:42  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: NX 68030 97041   FB Number: S7742  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On SUW. Excellent views, enhanced by the arches.

Good condition 24th Nov 2012  12:00  by Dun100an

FB Number: S7742  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Dense clag cover.

Good condition 17th Apr 2012  14:45  by el-mo

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

Visited accompanying a group on a 3 day hike. Trig looks insignificant next to the stone arch. Could see loads of Galloways hills and two more arches.

Good condition 17th Apr 2010  12:54  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7742  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, old plastic plug. From SE, Craigenbeast, network of forest rides to Martour Hill (Donald Dewey), steep down and up to Benbrack. One of Andy Goldsworthys Striding Arches is a few m to NE. Continued over Colt Hill and other DD tops to Green Hill.

Trig + striding arch
Trig, looking S
Trig, looking NW
Striding Arch

Good condition 12th Jul 2008  14:42  by coinea

Gridref: NX 68031 97034   FB Number: S7742  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 12th Jul 2008  14:35  by clochandighter

Gridref: NX 68002 97035   FB Number: S7742  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: The pillar was completed on 9th October 1953 costing 39.6s.6d. In 1954 this marker was computed as tertiary station NX99/T5 in the Dumfries block. The flush bracket was levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1954. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in June 1988. SITE VISIT: Bagged in conjunction with neighbouring Colt Hil. Parked at road end by the forest gate at NS683021, Polskeoch. Followed mapped paths to NS689990. From there did a return spur to Colt Hill then continued to Benbrack. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with smooth brown plaster. Flush bracket faces northwest, compass measurement 304. Vented through NE sight hole. A mystery red sandstone arch has recently been erected on the summit, another on Colt Hill. Open views in most directions.

S7742 - Benbrack pillar & FB

Good condition 26th Feb 2000  08:00  by agentmancuso

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

Early morning ascent while walking SUW. Spent previous freezing cold night shivering in the now defunct Manquhill bothy. Mist on top.

Not Logged 23rd Oct 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

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

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