Tulliemet - trig point

The Tulliemet area, as well as hosting a core path, is proud to be associated with an Ordnance Survey trig point, or pillar, dating from 1959.  To the OS, the pillar is officially located at and known as Tuliemet Hill (sic and d'oh!).  To the rest of the world it is found on a hill known as Meall Reamhar1 at an ODN2 height of 534 metres.

Trig points were located so as to be within sight of at least two others.  Tuliemet Hill amply satisfies this surrounded as it is by (clockwise from North) Kindrogan Hill (495m), Knock of Balmyle (445m), Cochrage Muir (297m), Deuchary Hill (509m), Craig Lochie (518m) and Dunfallandy Hill (409m).  We smugly note that our local pillar towers over all of its neighbours!  Those tired of Munros might want to try this.

Below, the Tuliemet Hill pillar sits atop Meall Reamhar with Loch Broom in the valley and Ben Vrackie  in the background.

 Trig pillar

1 OS map = NO (03318, 56854).  Lat,long = (56° 41′ 36″ N,  3° 34′ 48.8″ W)

2 The OS website explains - Ordnance Datum Newlyn (ODN) corresponds to the average sea level measured by the tide gauge at Newlyn, Cornwall, between 1915 and 1921. Heights which refer to this particular MSL as the point of zero height are called ODN heights.

Above Tulliemet

Above Tulliemet