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TP2309 - Cochrage Muir
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cochrage MuirNN96/13NN96S013313507.80748974.35296.5702PILLAR01/06/1959201/06/1959N0

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There are 9 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2833rd with 43 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.23/10 (from 13 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Aug 1995
Was Last logged: 28th Feb 2024

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

All were within 12m
The average error was 8m
The closest was 4m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Lynnebe
Close up of pillar, looking south-east.
By scotti
S9435 - Cochrage Muir collage
By thejackrustles
S9435 Cochrage Muir.
By coinea
By iainmac
By iainmac
S9435 - Cochrage Muir
By clochandighter
See 2 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 28th Feb 2024  13:01  by Lynnebe

FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Why nip up a hill when you can have a whole day out. Keithbank carpark on A93, Cateran Trail to Knocky Wood. Good path up wood and quick nip across field to summit. Off NW to Cateran Trail. No fences. Continued on CT to Croft of Blackcraig then sharp L to head SE on core path up to Trig. Boggy in from N, but walked out SE to join track on N side of Loch and avoided bog. Out through deciduous woodland to N of Muirton of Drumlochy, past Glasclune Castle, no fences, lots of gates, and back via Lornty Bridge. 27km in beautiful countryside.

Good condition 3rd Oct 2023  09:10  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pleasant early morning visit up here as a quick diversion from The Cateran Trail. The grass and moss vegetation is quite significantly enveloping the lower quarter of the pillar.

Good condition 2nd Dec 2021  11:15  by Archfer

FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pretty boggy between track and the pillar.

Good condition 2nd Jan 2021  18:35  by NormanW

Gridref: NO 13507 48970   FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance to Middleton Farm, then Cateran Trail followed by signposted way to Kirkmichael, round the loch then 200m over heather and a boggy bit to the trig.

Good condition 22nd Jun 2019  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NO 13510 48967   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very helpful directions from the jackrustles - thanks. I would add, stay on marked trail (a more direct route is very wet) till reach three-finger marker post, then west (Kirkmichael). Good grassy track passes close to trig and deer trods ease the final traverse on leaving the track

Good condition 5th May 2019  08:40  by scotti

Gridref: NO 13520 48970   FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Blairgowrie via the Cateran Trail, then a good track signed for Kirkmichael. The last two hundred yards up to the pillar were over heather and a short section of boggy moss and grass. Pillar in good condition although covered in parts by moss and lichen.

Close up of pillar, looking south-east.

Good condition 5th Feb 2017  11:12  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Recommended route: Park just below Middleton farm (very barky dog at farm), walk due North along the large track, over the cattle grid, keep going until you reach a large track on the left (N56 37.108' W3 23.514'), follow this for a short muddy section where there are several cows, through gate and then take the next large track on the left all the way to the lochan and then take a small deer track off to the left (N56 37.432' W3 24.492') and up to the trigpoint. Mrs TJRs route: As above but before cattle grid head into very muddy suck your boots off field, then ignore track to the left and try to find the smaller track shown on the map and end up trudging through heather and bog for 1.5km and get totally soaked, to discover on the way back a perfectly good M25 sized track.

S9435 - Cochrage Muir collage

Good condition 5th Jul 2013  11:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fine stroll to reach this little visited trigpoint; as I approached the top I came face to face with a rather startled hare - quite comical; he/she froze for several seconds before scampering off. Grouse shooting dens nearby - what a very strange 'sport' that is.

Good condition 25th Jun 2013  15:51  by coinea

Gridref: NO 13509 48965   FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Middleton. Having read peregrinus comment, I did not take the obvious track leaving the Cateran Trail but continued to high point of track and walked due west through heather, bogs, drainage ditches. However, took track back---easy!

S9435 Cochrage Muir.

Good condition 10th Feb 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug. Heathery knoll, well kept grouse moor. Track SE from trig differs from 50k map - beware. Snowy ascent.

Good condition 19th Sep 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 27th Oct 2005  16:35  by clochandighter

Gridref: NO 13510 48967   FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisit. Approach from SE via the tracks shown on 1:25K maps. Surroundings are heather clad moor with deep drainage ditches. Attempting this from the NE involves clambering ditches, bog trotting and jumping into the unknown - from personal experience, not recommended. Pillar in good condition. OS plug stolen from spider since 1995. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 177. Vented through east sighting hole. Views to Deuchary Hill and Knock of Balmyle.

S9435 - Cochrage Muir pillar & FB

Good condition 8th Aug 1995  12:49  by clochandighter

FB Number: S9435  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd June 1957 costing 21.1s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NN96/13 within the Pitlochry block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Trig pillar in good condition. Still have my handwritten record, written on site which confirms that the spider then retained an OS centre cap with stamped lettering.

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