Spean Bridge Fundamental Bench Mark
NN 21067 82186.
Landranger 34: Fort Augustus, Glen Albyn & Glen Roy.
Landranger 41: Ben Nevis, Fort William & Glen Coe.
Explorer 392: Ben Nevis & Fort William.
Explorer 400: Loch Lochy & Glen Roy, Fort Augustus & Spean Bridge.
Neighbouring Flush Brackets
|G1167||Aonachan 1.06km to the south.|
|G1053||Spean Bridge 1.22km to the east.|
|G1052||Allt Mairi 1.80km to the north.|
|G1051||Rathliesbeag 2.96km to the north.|
|G1054||Inverroy 4.12km to the east.|
Second Geodetic Levelling, Scotland (1936-52)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Second geodetic levelling, Scotland, and was levelled with a height of 394.7876 feet [120.3313 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Daviot to Spean Bridge, Spean Bridge to Dalwhinnie and Spean Bridge to Loch Leven levelling lines.
Third Geodetic Levelling, Scotland (1956-68)
This fundamental bench mark was used during the Third geodetic levelling, Scotland, and was levelled with a height of 394.7876 feet [120.3313 metres] above mean sea level (Newlyn datum). It was included on the Loch Leven to Spean Bridge, Spean Bridge to Dornie and Spean Bridge to Loch Tarff levelling lines.
Visited on 1st April 2017 by RichardL. Grid reference: NN 21071 82172. Condition: Good.
Easy access over the fence if you have reasonably long legs. If not, beware the barbed wire.
Visited on 29th April 2016 by Dugswell2. Grid reference: NN 21067 82186. Condition: Good.
First of three FBMs on the drive up to Skye.
Visited on 13th September 2015 by Orlandos_Rat. Condition: Good.
Found whilst on a tour of Scotland. Nearly injured myself getting over the fence.
Visited on 13th May 2015 by jonglew. Grid reference: NN 21069 82186. Condition: Good.
NE side road, approx 10m beyond wire fence. In good order but height tag missing. Layby 100m E along A82. Photos at:
Visited on 20th December 2014 by Aqueously90. Grid reference: NN 21069 82184. Condition: Good.
Another simple FBM. I parked at the Commando Mem, but there is a layby more or less right opposite the benchmark. It's in a little hollow, and is only one barbed-wire fence from the road. There are some straggly looking trees between the fence and the road, so for views of Nevis range, the memorial is much better.
Visited on 21st November 2014 by thejackrustles. Grid reference: NN 21067 82186. Condition: Good.
Parked at Commando Memorial and watched Mr U2 jump the fence, I admired the FBM from this side of the fence, busy road so just beware!
Visited on 27th July 2013 by milimut1. Condition: Good.
First time finding a Bench Mark, thanks to the YOSM on geocaching page I knew where tolook
Visited on 30th July 2011 by clochandighter. Condition: Good.
Visited on 2nd May 2011 by mickandkim. Grid reference: NN 210 821. Condition: Good.
In good order
Visited on 28th July 2005 by runnerbean. Grid reference: NN 210 822. Condition: Good.
FBM is in a hollow not far from the road. It is easily found with the help of the OS sketch map. I parked at the famous Commando Memorial which is only a short walk away.
Visited on 5th October 2003 by Calico. Condition: Good.
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