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Trig points of Kintyre

Postby Ship called Dignity » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:56 pm

Trig points in Kintyre came up in conversation last night and I wondered if anyone knew where they all are? Or at least some of them so a full list can be put together..
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby jimbobby » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:48 pm

A few local ones.....

Cnoc moy, Beinn ghulean, Sanda, Davaar, Ranachan hill, Tifergus hill, Uisaed, Beinn na lice, The Slate and Creag nan culean (I think!) Ballywilline hill, Cnoc scalbert, Beinn an tuirc, Loads more that I can't think of at the mo!
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby chrisduffy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:53 pm

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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby Crowth » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:56 pm

Great subject and the makings of a good thread.

Off the top of my head I know there are trig points at Escart, Carradale golf course, Deer Hill Carradale (Cnoc nan Gabhar)Beinn an Tuirc, Kildonald Point, Sgreadan Hill, Davaar, Cnoc Odhar, Cnoc Moy, Creag Bhan (Gigha), Rhunahaorine Point and one I visited only today: Cnoc a Bhaile-shios
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Not all trig points are obvious, they don't always look like the concrete pillars that most people are familiar with. They are, however, all marked on 1:25000 OS maps as a blue triangle with a blue dot in its centre.
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby jimbobby » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:58 pm

chrisduffy wrote:http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/trigpoints/trig-bagging.php?area=NR

looks like theres a good few! :D


But not The Slate, or Creag nan Culean....my bad!
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:59 pm

The lowest Trig Point in Scotland is in Kintyre at Rhunahaorine Point just along from Points Sands Holiday Park at only 3 meters above sea level!

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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby Crowth » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:01 pm

Thinking about the original post here, what would be better than a list would be a picture of each one. I've got a few ;)

That should be a CLOSE-UP picture BTW ;)
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby Crowth » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:02 pm

Kintyre Forum News wrote:The lowest Trig Point in Scotland is in Kintyre at Rhunahaorine Point just along from Points Sands Holiday Park at only 3 meters above sea level!

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Technically, that shot includes the trig point on creag Bhan too!
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:28 pm

Here is one of Uisaed which is only 12 meters about sea level and lies just north of Marchrihanish

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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby Crowth » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:38 pm

Forgot all about that one. Doh!

Not that I'm suggesting anything, but these pictures have to have been taken personally and not trawled from the interweb.

That said http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1429211 :)
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby jdcarra » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:43 pm

Some trigs that have been visited.
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Kildonald Point trig looking across to Ballochgair Farm
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Davaar Island trig point, Crowth is lurking in the background with my wife :lol: .
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Another type of marker out on Carradale point.
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Cnoc nan Gabhar or Deer hill trig.
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby Crowth » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:58 pm

I knew I had a decent one from Cnoc Moy somewhere on a hard drive.

Taken 1st June 2007 on a blisteringly hot day.
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Re: Trig points of Kintyre

Postby sawdust » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:08 pm

There is also one in North Carrine farm (southend) stackyard,the small half dome type set in to the rock at the side of the house
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