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TP2293 - Cnoc Rhaonastil
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cnoc RhaonastilNR55/T8NR55T008143488.45648587.92109.2373PILLAR01/06/1957101/05/1958N0

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There are 11 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 340th with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.38/10 (from 13 logged visits)
Was First logged: 3rd Aug 2006
Was Last logged: 13th May 2023

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

All were within 13m
The average error was 9m
The closest was 3m

Julian Dowse Julian Dowse caroleengel caroleengel clochandighter clochandighter coinea coinea jonglew jonglew Cnoc Rhaonastil Cnoc Rhaonastil [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 13th May 2023  17:24  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

2nd of the 8 I have left on Islay. Known locally as the fairy hill and to be spotted for miles around. Great sea views. Parked at NR 43399 47986 and headed through gate to reservoir, then picked up various paths in the direction of the trig point, very muddy at first. On the way back found a track that led me all the way to the road at Dower House and avoided the muddy bit.

Cnoc Rhaonastil selfie ©thejackrustles
Cnoc Rhaonastil collage ©thejackrustles

Good condition 13th May 2023  15:38  by clochandighter

Gridref: NR 43495 48580   FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Overall approach from the south. Public roadside parking for two cars outside The Dower House. Across the road, a path leads through the undergrowth which passes a memorial and continues to the top. The pillar is in good condition with minor grass clearance needed to photograph the flush bracket. Spider retains original centre cap with large narrow raised letters. The flush bracket faces northwest, compass measurement 302. Pillar vented through back sight hole. Intermittent views of the bay below when the fog lifted.

Good condition 27th Jul 2021  16:12  by Trigobsession

FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 10th Mar 2017  20:08  by Chalky

FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider retains centre cap with raised lettering.

Good condition 4th Jun 2014  15:50  by jonglew

Gridref: NR 43491 48589   FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Known locally as the Fairy Hill (looked, but didn't see any). Parked opposite house 'Tigh Rhaonastil' (benchmarked, but missed it), short walk NE to field gate, then up through fern & bramble covered lower slopes and then steep low-treed forest to break out onto magical (fairy?) hill top. Pillar in good condition; original cap in place, raised lettering; front sight hole undetermined, others closed. Extensive 360deg views, especially along SW coast and to inland mountainous areas.

Pillar TP2293©jonglew
Spider TP2293©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2293©jonglew

Good condition 27th May 2013  13:55  by coinea

Gridref: NR 43495 48583   FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely spot, great views. Visited en-route to Kildalton Cross.

S8855 Cnoc Rhaonastil.

Good condition 27th May 2013  13:55  by Jwalker

FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice spot between Ardbeg and Kildalton Church and Cross with lovely views.

Cnoc Rhaonastil ©Jwalker

Good condition 18th Apr 2013  15:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Access via track from road to Loch nan Diol then distinct track left through bracken to summit ... Breathtaking views with minimal effort ...

Good condition 13th Jun 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NR 43497 48578   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From passing place to east (NR437485). Steep ascent thru' bracken and brambles - unpleasant

Not Logged 14th Aug 2011  12:00  by timfilbert

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

Visible from road beyond Ardbeg distillery, which is well worth a visit (along with Laphroig, the friendliest on Islay, and Lagavulin).

Good condition 4th May 2007  12:36  by Skerryvore

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

Steepish climb up this distinctive conical hill (also known as Fairy Hill) There's a grave on southern slope of hill.

Good condition 21st Apr 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Pasture, distinctive conical hill, fine view.

Good condition 3rd Aug 2006  12:24  by Julian Dowse

Gridref: NR 43495 48578   FB Number: S8855  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

What looked on the map like an easy climb, in fact turned out to be quite a trek through chest height bracken. However, the view from the top was worth it.

Cnoc Rhaonastil S8855 Wonderful easterly view.
Cnoc Rhaonastil S8855 The top plate.
Cnoc Rhaonastil S8855

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