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O.S. Triangulation Pillar - Clachnaben, Aberdeenshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 58.111 W 002° 38.185
30V E 522105 N 6313940
Quick Description: Ordnance Survey trig pillar, constructed in 1950, on the summit area of the popular hill, Clachnaben, in the eastern Grampians of Aberdeenshire.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/20/2019 10:10:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM10K73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Meirion
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Long Description:

Clachnaben is a hill in the eastern part of the Grampians, west of the B974 Cairn O'Mount road between Fettercairn and Banchory. It stands out from the other rolling heathery heights in the area by virtue of the granite tor which stands on the eastern side of the summit. A lesser tor also lies to the west, with in between, on the summit at 579 metres high, although the larger tor is higher, lies the pillar within a circular stone shelter. The views from the pillar are good to the north and south, both tors blocking the view from east and west. The pillar shows signs of damage near its base, with cracks all around.

STEEPNESS: Steep in the latter stages of the usual route up from the east, although the path speeds the ascent.

TERRAIN: A well constructed path leads the entire route from the car park at Glen Dye on the B974.

ACCESSIBILITY: Around two miles from the car park. A longer route heads up Glen Dye to the south, then north up a bulldozed track to the Hill of Edendocher, where a less steep route leads to the summit from the west.

NAVIGATION: The path makes route finding in mist very easy as it heads north of the tor and straight to the pillar.

DANGER: Very little if staying on the path. The summit tor can be climbed with care by a mild scramble from the less steep western side.

Type of Trigpoint: Triangulation Pillar

Condition: Slightly Damaged

Number on Flush Bracket: S5975

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