Ballynarry : Standing Stone

CountyAntrim
Grid RefJ 367 938
GPSJ 36711 93845 (3m)
Longitude5° 52' 30.92" W
Latitude54° 46' 25.78" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCarrickfergus (7.2 Km)
OS Sheet15
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 30th December 2007

The fog was that bad I was lucky to see this stone from the track and it's only 50m from it! The stone is just over 2m tall and very irregular. I think it's a nice stone, but even up close to it I couldn't really tell ... yes, it was that foggy.

Obviously, the fog stops me commenting on the views from here. I could just about see my feet.

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About Coordinates Displayed

This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.

Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.

Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.

The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.

UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.

ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.

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