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TP1321 - Bennachie
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
No FB
OSGB36 Station :
PP341
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1321
County :
Grampian Region
Nearest town :
INVERURIE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
BennachiePP341PP341368227.16822391.40518.7391PILLAR01/06/1937101/06/1953N0HT TO TOP OF PILLAR

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There are 35 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 471st with 8 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.17/10 (from 59 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th May 1963
Was Last logged: 3rd Oct 2022

Of the 59 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 73m
The average error was 14m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By pricklyangelduo
Pillar on the rocky summit
©EmmaMcBride1
Mither Tap
By Tania

By rococo1805
Moi posing at the trig :-)
By Moira293
See 30 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 3rd Oct 2022  12:06  by NormanW

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up and down from the Bennachie Centre.


Good condition 22nd Jul 2022  11:06  by pricklyangelduo

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

Lovely walk over Mither tap then Oxen Craig from Rowantree car park


Not Logged 24th Apr 2022  21:27  by Mr Calum B Thornton

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


Good condition 19th Jan 2022  14:00  by EmmaMcBride1

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

Short but steep walk up from the Bennachie visitor centre car park. Beautiful views and a pillar in fab condition!

Pillar on the rocky summit ©EmmaMcBride1


Good condition 22nd Oct 2021  13:30  by Tania

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

Mither Tap


Good condition 16th Aug 2021  11:54  by rococo1805

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

Great walk up from visitor centre car park. Outstanding views from top.


Not Logged 11th Aug 2021  00:00  by Jason Stark

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


Good condition 7th Aug 2021  12:50  by Loswalks

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

No Flush bracket


Good condition 8th Jul 2021  16:25  by tummelv

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


Good condition 8th Jul 2021  11:17  by Moira293

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked up via the short sharp route from the Bennachie Centre. Our first non-tapered trig and very strange not having a FB number. Great to bag this one at last, which has been on my radar since our first visit to Aberdeenshire :-)

Moi posing at the trig :-)


Good condition 8th Jul 2021  00:00  by billygunn

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

(Not) found whilst Geocaching.


Not Logged 23rd Jan 2021  11:10  by Nellydean

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


Good condition 1st Dec 2020  20:43  by bobvictor67

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


Good condition 7th Aug 2020  09:30  by Tracyjayne

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


Good condition 21st Jul 2020  10:42  by Missblondie79

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Suns out in Bennachie Beautiful day and so busy


Good condition 11th Jul 2020  11:30  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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

©COVID Trig Point Challenge


Good condition 11th Jul 2020  00:00  by shanksi

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fine views - well worth the walk. Shame the plate is gone.

Mither Tap ©shanksi


Good condition 31st Dec 2019  23:45  by Sealf4

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Unbelievable that I hadn;t logged this one. First climbed to the pillar as a child , since then I have returned many times to Bennachie climbing all the peaks. The last time I climbed Mither Tap was so see in 2020, quite a wonderful experience with a lot of other good humoured people so this is the date I have recorded, possibly 50 years since my first ascent.


Good condition 12th Oct 2019  12:53  by coinea

Gridref: NJ 68227 22391   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

High score because my 2000th pillar! MIsty all the way up but magically cleared up just as I reached the top. Up from Forestry Commission carpark

Bennachie


Good condition 20th Aug 2019  19:19  by TrigJS

Gridref: NJ 68226 22393   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I was short of time so a fast walk up from the Bennachie Forestry Commission centre. Great view from the top. Pillar in good condition.

TP1321 The pillar with other monument in background.


Good condition 22nd Feb 2019  11:53  by trighunters

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


Not Logged 13th Jan 2019  00:02  by MSW91

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10


Good condition 19th Dec 2018  11:54  by Downfaller

Gridref: NJ 68228 22383   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice walk up a well constructed path from the visitor centre until we broke from the platation. Wind strong at the summit and very limited visibility. Like the old iron age fort fortifications. Done with Nozzer.


Good condition 22nd Oct 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NJ 68227 22383   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Excellent linear walk - Black Hill, Watch Crag, Oxen Craig, Bennachie, Millstone Hill. Highly recommend if two cars available. Good paths throughout. Popular hills, friendly walkers.


Slightly damaged 26th Jul 2018  07:50  by scotti

Gridref: NJ 68220 22401   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

From the Bennachie Centre and up the good Mither Tap path. A clear, sunny morning, but very windy on the top.


Indicator with the pillar on the right
Mither Tap of Bennachie from the north-east


Good condition 19th Jul 2018  06:15  by Quadbarrel

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

Early run and well worth it!

The trigpoint.
The trigpoint.
Circular Plate


Slightly damaged 20th Apr 2018  11:29  by ger

Gridref: NJ 68227 22383   FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

One top corner slightly damaged. Rect prism pillar.


Good condition 18th Jun 2017  13:18  by dal

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

Lossiemouth style of pillar. No FB. Intact cap. Vgc. Truly delightful spot.


Good condition 14th Apr 2017  13:35  by BigJ

Gridref: NJ 68225 22398   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Joined the throngs at the top. With Nozzer

©BigJ


Good condition 14th Apr 2017  13:27  by nozzer

Gridref: NJ 68225 22382   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Set off from visitors center car park with the hordes. then went on to do Oxen Craig and Millstone hill with out the hordes. with Big J

The Hordes©nozzer


Good condition 23rd Jan 2017  14:55  by Dakarman

Gridref: NJ 68222 22394   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 3rd Oct 2016  07:42  by John.T.Philip

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


Good condition 10th Sep 2016  11:20  by monkeydestructor

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

Parked in the free Rowantree carpark and followed the well constructed path up to Mithers Tap. Beautiful sunny day made the hill and scenery look spectacular. Impressive remains of a hill fort near the top. Strange that it doesn't have a flush bracket!

Bennachie ©monkeydestructor
Bennachie ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 31st Jul 2016  13:00  by vgiorgio

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


Good condition 9th Jun 2016  16:21  by Walker Dan

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

It must be 25 years since we were last up here and returned today to bag it as a YSM. Fine and sunny day again but views a bit hazy.


Good condition 5th Jun 2016  13:32  by thejackrustles

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Had an amazing day in the sunshine with 3 dogs. What a cracking day to come here, the views where amazing. Really enjoyed my day out and the event. Glad I have finally bagged this one! After studying the available routes I decide on a circular from Back O'Bennachie, via Oxen Craig, Mither Tap and back. Started at 10 am and finished at 4.20pm...ish, not bad considering the caching and eventing.

Charlie at Bennachie ©thejackrustles
Bennachie Collage


Good condition 5th Jun 2016  10:47  by gerryu2

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

P136. Walked up from Bennachie centre in glorious sunshine for a geocaching event. It was pretty busy around the pillar which is an unusual shape. A popular hill as was the other summits. Got treated to a mini concert on the other summit at the cachers event.




Good condition 19th Apr 2016  20:00  by mcbboyd

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

Been up here many times now, most recent visit on on evening of 19/04/2016. Only trig of this type I've seen so far.


Good condition 8th Mar 2015  12:06  by Sandrax2

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


Good condition 19th Mar 2011  09:10  by Sandman

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


Good condition 5th Jun 2010  21:16  by B.bird

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This was a night time hike, beautiful evening sky

Evening view


Not Logged 15th Nov 2009  13:00  by egtonio

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


Not Logged 28th Jul 2009  21:36  by melch

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


Good condition 1st May 2008  12:00  by ProSpec

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

As kids we used to cycle from home to the Rowantree Car Park then climb to the top. Today I walked up from the Bennachie Centre then via Oxen Crag and down to the Gordon Way and back.

Bit of a grey day.


Not Logged 16th Feb 2008  15:00  by thehaggishunter

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

Up here again - busy today - RAF helicopter airlifting someone off Oxen Craig


Not Logged 27th Jan 2008  12:30  by splash

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


Good condition 3rd Apr 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10




Not Logged 3rd Feb 2007  10:15  by thehaggishunter

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


Good condition 10th Aug 2005  10:15  by Pick83

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 2nd Jul 2005  16:00  by vickgrant

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

Scott and Adam below ©vickgrant


Good condition 2nd Jul 2005  15:30  by blueboots

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Visting family in Aberdeenshire so couldn't resist the chance to get the 2 bennachie trigs. Introduced Vick & his sons to trigpointing. Will definatley get more Aberdeen trigs on next visit.

bennachie


Good condition 23rd Jan 2005  18:10  by Drumlin

Gridref: NJ 68300 22400   FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 15th Jun 2004  12:37  by arranc

Gridref: NJ 68200 22400   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 29th Jul 2003  20:00  by Particle

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

Visited several times on runs when living in Aberdeen.


Good condition 26th Jul 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: no FB  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc; untapered block shaped trig; no FB; metal cap raised small letters - fine rocky summit; fine view


Good condition 14th Aug 2002  13:47  by clochandighter

FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

One of ten such squat block shaped primary pillars built without flush brackets in 1936 for the measurement of the Lossiemouth Base. The base was originally established as a base in 1909. It was measured again using these then new squat untapered pillars in 1938 under the direction of Major Hotine. Bennachie is part of the extension to the base. Seven of these pillars received flush brackets in in the 110** series during 1963, but this was not one of them. This trig pillar at the summit of Mither Tap on Bennachie in Aberdeenshire was never to receive a flush bracket. Pillar in very good condition, spider retains an OS cap with raised font. Fantastic views and well worth a visit despite there being no number to record. Visited and photographed 14/08/2002, GRP.

No FB - Trig pillar. Showing all four sides to prove that there is no FB.


Not Logged 11th Oct 1999  07:53  by Chalky

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


Good condition 1st May 1996  17:00  by Bridgeman

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

Late afternoon circular walk from Bennachie visitor Centre. (Previously visited summit 14/07/1992)

Bennachie Trig Point (from visit 14/07/1992) ©Bridgeman


Good condition 7th May 1963  18:38  by vegibagger

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pretty certain to be my first trig I think. This is a guestimate date as I have it in my log book as after 1962 but before 1964 though went to it at least three times and fairly sure first time was likely to have been before October 1962 when I did my first Munro, making it my very first hill walk summit !!



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