Grid Reference YD 072737
Department DEPI
Work Depot Beaufort
Region South West
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 410m
Height 18m
Construction Steel
Cabin size 1.8m x 1.8m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1978
CFA Region 16 - South Western
Inside the cabin (1989) supplied by David Turner DSE

A wooden tower was built on this site in 1950
Ben Nevis (12.5km west) used to be the primary tower & Mt. Lonarch the secondary one.
Now it is reversed. Unknown when the switch was made.
Information supplied by Philip Oliver

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Cabin in 1989
supplied by David Turner DSE
October 2008
supplied by Nathan Jolly
May 2013 supplied by
Andre Belterman
May 2013 supplied by
Andre Belterman

Mt. Lonarch had it's cabin replaced in 2013

The above photos show the new cabin on the tower. Photos (Aug 2014) supplied by Andrew Dixon.

Mt. Lonarch was visited during the end-of-fire-season-FLO-get-together in May 2021. First 2 photos above were taken and supplied by Andre Belterman.
The close-up photos of the cabin are stills, taken from drone footage by Richard Donaldson.

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