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TP5244 - Orval (Rhum)
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Orval (Rhum)NG24/58NG24S058133364.63799110.49570.8902PILLAR01/06/1958201/06/1958N0

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There are 8 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 160th with 2 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.71/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Apr 1999
Was Last logged: 25th May 2023

Of the 14 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 65m

arranc arranc Orval (Rhum) Orval (Rhum) [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By peregrinus
Trig and Rum Cuillin
By peregrinus
By peregrinus
The Summit Cairn
See 3 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 25th May 2023  20:18  by HardenC

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

A nice Vanessa in a superb location. Views of Canna etc.

Slightly damaged 20th May 2023  19:54  by Moacky

FB Number: S9770  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Wet, windy and misty. Joy unbounded.


Good condition 1st Jun 2019  11:01  by NormanW

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

Good condition 29th Jun 2017  14:22  by KevP

FB Number: S9770  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Cracking spot for the pillar. Superb views in every direction. Only downside of visit was high winds that made it hard to stand up straight let alone take photos.

Slightly damaged 30th May 2017  12:23  by peebs

FB Number: S9770  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Vile day,mist and wind. Top missing but when the mist clears it reveals a fine hill

Good condition 29th Sep 2013  15:01  by Sealf4

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

Another fabulous visit to Rum in excellent conditions.

Good condition 25th Aug 2012  13:35  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9770  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug, Vanessa. Day trip c/o CalMac: Mullach Mor and a few minor summits, Orval, down its long S ridge then back via a couple of Barkeval outliers.

Trig looking W Canna visible R
Trig and Rum Cuillin looking E across Glen Harris

Good condition 25th Apr 2012  14:14  by Fester

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

Good condition 29th May 2010  12:00  by arranc

Gridref: NM 33300 99100   FB Number: S9770  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

nice view of Canna and a goat!

Good condition 23rd May 2009  12:39  by jonglew

FB Number: S9770  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I'm sure this trig is worthy of a higher score than 5, but in dense cloud with zero vis, a 5 is all I can do. A long walk from Kinloch on a filthy day, but with some breaks in the cloud it made it worth it, and when the wind was too strong to attempt the more heady peaks on Rum, Orval was a good stand-in, and a trig to bag was a bonus.

The Summit Cairn TP5244©jonglew

Good condition 28th Apr 2007  12:55  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S9770  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Inverness-shire. Vanessa with plug missing. Absolutely superb location in fantastic weather. The views over the Rum Cuillin are excellent from here as are the views west to Canna and the Outer Hebrides.

Rum Cuillins from Orval

Good condition 4th Aug 2003  17:24  by vegibagger

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

with Steve Grove

Not Logged 13th Sep 2001  08:24  by Chalky

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

Good condition 26th Apr 1999  14:45  by fasgadh

FB Number: S9770  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A smooth granite hill to the west of the Cuillin. Worthy of a 12 if not an 11! The summit is like a carpet. Visited on a tour of Rum. The pillar is an intact Vanessa. Is it there now? given that the cylinders are falling fast on the mainland. (The island is called Rum, The Rh is an affectation of one of the prats that once owned the place, and has long been dropped by the OS. It is totally alien to Western Scotland.)

Orval Summit on a wonderful April day.

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