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A book, written by Keith Stevens and Peter Whittaker, about trigpointing walks in the Peaks.
A book, written by Keith Stevens, about trigpointing walks in the Dales.
An e-book, written by John Davies, about the Primary Re-triangulation in Wales.
A book, written by a long standing T:UK member, about trigpoint walks in the Peak District.
Logged visits for fasgadh
2013-04-24 11:30 - TP6605 (Tullibardine)
On bike from Auchterarder. Very wet on the tonka toy course. Cap missing
2013-04-20 12:35 - TP2436 (Cort-Ma Law)
Somewhat battered with missing chunks. Bogtrot in from the west.
2013-04-13 12:49 - TP2499 (Craig Obney)
The views were nonexistent - clag! Pillar worse for wear, top surface damaged and pillar cracked. Ascent from north where there is a car park at Rumbling Bridge and plenty of signage of the welcoming sort. Return via Birnam, a good easy round with varied scenery.
2013-04-10 13:40 - TP4954 (Mountherrick)
Pillar in a mess as is usual for Lanarkshire. Flush bracket is gone, but the cap is still in place.
2013-04-10 13:14 - TP4079 (Hurlet Hill)
Hopped over a fence off the main road to the south. (good tree for locking bike). A short brambly woodland led to a vast area of unused open land. Although obvious ned usage, an attractive spot. Pillar has had a battering though.
2013-04-10 11:45 - TP3186 (Five Dykes)
The apex of five field boundaries on Dillar Hill. Walked up the mast road from Boreland and along the edge of the wood.
2013-04-09 11:40 - TP2472 (Cowglen Golf Course)
Hopped over a wall, easy parking with a bike. Through a small wood with the odd bramble, skirt a green and it is in a marshy area of rough. Not exposed to drives.
2013-04-06 13:03 - TP6467 (Three Brethren)
Still rather snowy, visited on round including Foulshiels Hill.
Three Brethren .... and cairns©fasgadh
2013-04-05 13:05 - TP11252 (Cockenzie Power Station West Chimney)
Due for demolition soon. The power station closed in March 2013.
Cockenzie Power Station West Chimney Nearest lum is the west one.©fasgadh
2013-04-05 13:01 - TP11253 (Cockenzie Power Station East Chimney)
Due for demolition very soon. The power station closed in March 2013.
Cockenzie Power Station East chimney nearest©fasgadh
2013-03-29 16:25 - TP1224 (Beinn Narnain)
Could not read the number this time. Pillar rimed up and it was very cold in a strong east wind. Various bits of litter placed on pillar. Ascent via A' Chrois.
2013-03-26 16:08 - TP6900 (Whiteburn)
Half buried in snow today.
Quixwood Moor After heavy snowfall©fasgadh
2013-02-27 16:20 - TP4900 (Monylaws)
Trig is still here. An amazing viewpoint on a warm still afternoon with The Cheviot still snow covered. There is a bit of a chip missing from a corner but the metalwork is still there.
2013-02-17 10:55 - TP1897 (Camusnagaul)
Very good viewpoint above Fort William and straight up the Great Glen. Ascent via ridge from Camusnagaul. There is a grotty road up from Achphubil.
2013-02-14 15:05 - TP4846 (Minto Hill)
Up the usual route. Very clear with long views.
2013-01-26 11:45 - TP3570 (Halidon Hill)
There is a chip missing from an edge, but the metalwork is fine. Ascent using the waymarked path from Conundrum (road to car park on the hill was snowed up).
2013-01-19 11:35 - TP4551 (Lousie Wood Law)
Ascent from north in snow. Goml signage still present and of course ignored. Cap missing.
2013-01-13 18:28 - TP9831 (West Pier Lighthouse)
Had a look from the roof of the Ocean Terminal car park.
2013-01-13 14:26 - TP10024 (East Breakwater North End Stone)
The carpark at Ocean Terminal is a good vantage point for the docks.
2013-01-01 15:00 - TP0492 (Spean Bridge)
Thanks to sunlight on the plaque, an easy spot from the road. A short walk (bad barbed wire on fence) from a layby.
2012-12-31 14:00 - TP9798 (Brunswick Road School Spire East)
Brunswick Road School Spire East ©fasgadh
2012-12-31 13:00 - TP9797 (Brunswick Road School Spire West)
A pair on a still open school.
2012-12-31 12:55 - TP9796 (McDonald Road Church Spire)
Flats, as reported.
2012-12-16 11:55 - TP4186 (Kilbridemore)
Stone built and intact. A murky day with little light. Easy ascent from the cattlegrid, through the wood and up the burn, aided by a sheep path for much of the way.
2012-12-08 13:30 - TP9201 (Canglish Church Tower Centre)
Polwarth Parish Church
2012-11-24 12:40 - TP6988 (Windy Gyle)
A round from Cocklawfoot. Slabs on the Pennine Way were very icy.
2012-11-24 12:30 - TP4224 (Kings Seat)
Walked the border ridge from King's Seat to Windy Rig with difficulty as the Pennine Way flags were iced up. Pillar north of the fence but in England according to the OS.
2012-11-19 14:00 - TP9207 (Roseburn Church Spire)
Passed by on the way to Murrayfield (Scotland v South Africa).
2012-11-17 13:34 - TP9069 (Edinburgh St Marys Church Spire)
Passed by while trying to get around road closures at Haymarket while walking to Murrayfield.
Edinburgh St Marys Church Spire ©fasgadh
2012-11-17 11:45 - TP9799 (London Road Church Spire)
Still exists - at the top of Easter Road.
2012-11-17 11:40 - TP9800 (Abbey Parish Church Spire)
I must have passed the church many times when walking down to Meadowbank for the football, but I do not remember it. Now sheltered housing.
2012-11-17 11:30 - TP9925 (Parsons Green School Belfry)
Site occupied by flats which have obviously been here some time.
Flats, Parson's Green ©fasgadh
2012-11-11 15:40 - TP9200 (No 122 Craiglea Drive)
End terrace at a residential crossroads.
No 122 Craiglea Drive ©fasgadh
2012-11-11 15:20 - TP10190 (Novar House)
On a house in Oxgangs Road.
2012-11-11 11:40 - TP2681 (Culter Fell)
Still standing, base noticably undercut. The fence has recently been rebuilt. Ascent from Glenholm.
2012-11-04 12:38 - TP3175 (Fionn Bheinn)
Ascent from Inver via Achnasheen in snow. Fine views and a Brocken spectre from the summit.
2012-11-03 14:42 - TP1958 (Carn Gorm)
Stone built with upper courses missing. In a stone shelter. Visited on descent to Inver from Moruisg. Amazing view which must be protected from wind farm vandals.
2012-10-01 17:00 - TP10266 (Esk Valley College)
The building has been demolished, replaced by a new building on the other side of the road. The site is fenced off with fancy fencing, but there is a big hole in the hedge.
2012-09-30 16:40 - TP9215 (Holy Trinity Church Tower)
Presumably on the roof
Holy Trinity Church Tower View from Dean Village©fasgadh
2012-09-30 16:40 - TP9214 (Holy Trinity Church Tower Centre)
2012-09-30 16:30 - TP9206 (Belford Church Spire)
Now a hostel
2012-09-30 14:07 - TP9211 (Daniel Stewarts College Dome West)
Daniel Stewarts College Dome West ©fasgadh
2012-09-30 14:05 - TP9212 (Daniel Stewarts College Dome East)
2012-09-30 14:00 - TP9208 (Dean Church Spire)
Sandstone church, visited as Water of Leith walkway was closed.
2012-09-23 11:45 - TP6392 (The Holmes)
Often passed this but never visited due to growing crops and a fear of A68 traffic. The fields had just been harvested so I was able to pull off the A68 and from there a quick walk along the hedge. The pillar is in a gap in the hedge and is accessible from either field.
2012-09-22 12:35 - TP8942 (Thomsons Monument)
Walk in from the south, along a well surfaced track.
Thomsons Monument ©fasgadh
2012-09-16 10:30 - TP5848 (Scone Aerodrome)
Easy access by bike from Scone via Muirward Wood. There is a grassy track, popular with horse riders around the airfield perimeter. I am glad that access to the pillar survived the authoritarian craze of the past decade.
2012-09-05 15:53 - TP8302 (Thorneydyke Road)
I did not spend too long here - the ground was hard and provided many false positives for prodding. The road is being widened for traffic for the new powerline to Denny substation, but the work does not seem to have affected the trig site,
2012-09-02 12:39 - TP2670 (Culardoch)
The pillar is cracked around the base and looking a bit sorry. Ascent from Glen Feardar (parking at the road end), return over Tom Breac.
2012-09-01 14:00 - TP10186 (Suffolk Road House Spire)
Some action on the refurbishment front. Presumably this was part of St Margaret's College which closed in 2010.
2012-09-01 13:50 - TP10187 (No 43 Gilmour Road)
House with a bit of flat roof.
No. 43 Gilmour Road ©fasgadh
2012-09-01 13:13 - TP9075 (St Georges West Church Spire)
Tramworks blighted Shandwick Place. A funeral was in progress.
2012-09-01 13:02 - TP9015 (Flagstaff Tower Edinburgh Castle)
Visible from all over. Very expensive to get close. Ears ringing from the one o'clock gun.
Edinburgh Castle Tourists gather for the One o'clock Gun.©fasgadh
2012-09-01 12:20 - TP9213 (West Claremont Dome)
2012-09-01 12:15 - TP9209 (Stockbridge Church Spire)
The church has gone, but the spire remains as part of sheltered housing.
Stockbridge Church Spire View along Deanhaugh Street©fasgadh
2012-08-22 16:46 - TP7137 (Kelso)
It is not too far into the wood, south side of the road.
2012-08-18 19:15 - TP9210 (St Andrews Church Spire)
Walked by on George Street between Fringe venues.
St Andrews Church ©fasgadh
2012-08-16 18:36 - TP9811 (Swanfield Flour Mills)
GR is between a couple of sheds in the industrial estate.
Swanfield Industrial Estate. ©fasgadh
2012-08-16 18:33 - TP9808 (Tannery Chimney)
Tannery? The days when the Water of Leith was not full of otters, dippers and kingfishers. Saw the not much of a view from the walkway.
Tannery Chimney From the Water of Leith Walkway.©fasgadh
2012-08-16 18:26 - TP9810 (St Nicholas Church Spire)
The site is occupied by sheltered housing.
2012-08-16 18:24 - TP9809 (North Leith Church Spire)
North Leith Parish Church
North Leith Church Spire ©fasgadh
2012-08-16 18:22 - TP9807 (Imperial Dock Elevator Centre)
2012-08-16 18:19 - TP9806 (Imperial Dock Elevator)
Presumably on the roof of the tall building.
Elevator, Leith Docks ©fasgadh
2012-08-16 14:25 - TP9793 (Dock Street North Spire)
Recently restored building, once St. Ninian's Church - next to Tiso's
2012-08-16 14:25 - TP9792 (Dock Street South Spire)
Renovated former ruined St. Ninian's Church
Dock Street South Spire ©fasgadh
2012-08-16 14:15 - TP9803 (St Johns Church Spire)
Flats on the corner of Maritime Street.
St Johns Church Spire The site.©fasgadh
2012-08-16 14:05 - TP9804 (South Leith Church Spire)
As noted, truncated. St James Episcopal Church, just off the Links.
2012-08-16 14:00 - TP9802 (Claremont Church Spire)
Leith St. Andrew's Church at the end of Easter Road.
2012-08-16 13:40 - TP9565 (Portobello Library Clock Tower)
Once the town hall, now like the one in Leith, a police station.
2012-08-14 16:42 - TP8040 (Barons Folly Apex)
Up from the east through harvested field, gate in a spruce hedge and steep cattle poached field. Brought up sharp by a silage / hay crop so did not get to the building, but the gate was close enough for a good view.
2012-08-14 12:41 - TP3008 (Easter Wooden)
An easy roadside one. FB faces the road!
2012-08-14 11:39 - TP5257 (Over Roxburgh)
Somewhat overgrown but easily accessible as one of the fields between the trig and road had been harvested. One best left until after August.
2012-08-13 19:48 - TP0088 (Middle Softlaw)
Took a fair bit of prodding
2012-08-13 16:15 - TP9183 (St Margarets Tower Spire)
My GPS led me to a different building on the site, with a very imposing French style witch hat turret.
St Margarets Tower Spire The one I found. It is nearer the road.©fasgadh
2012-08-13 16:09 - TP9078 (Bruntsfield Public School Dome)
Big building at the end of a street. In service day so no worries re Witchfinder General.
Bruntsfield Primary School ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 15:25 - TP9070 (Braid Hotel Spire)
Never been in.
Braid Hotel ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 15:17 - TP9071 (Greenbank Church Spire)
Slender spire, round the corner from one of my old addresses. Can be bagged from a No.11 or 16 bus.
Greenbank Church ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 14:45 - TP9077 (Bruntsfield School Belfry)
I remember this as a school building. A landmark on drunken returns home from the city centre from years back.
Bruntsfield School Belfry ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 14:35 - TP9067 (Barclay Church Spire)
Monster Victorian Gothic. Used to be able to see this from my flat window.
Barclay Church ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 14:25 - TP9073 (Bruntsfield Church Spire)
I used to be able to see this from my window.
Bruntsfield Church Spire ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 14:15 - TP9072 (Christchurch Church Spire)
One of the Holy Corner churches (NW)
Christ Church Morningside ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 14:00 - TP9080 (Napier House)
Art deco residential block. Bolt probably up on the flat roof.
Napier House ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 13:55 - TP9066 (Morningside Baptist Church Spire)
Elim on Holy Corner - currently a Fringe venue.
elim @ holy corner ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 13:15 - TP9076 (Braid Church Belfry)
Church now undergoing convertion to a new use.
2012-08-13 13:04 - TP9068 (St Matthews Church Spire)
Morningside Parish Church
2012-08-13 13:00 - TP9065 (South Morningside Church Spire)
I used to live in the Braids, so very familiar.
Cluny Centre ©fasgadh
2012-08-13 11:30 - TP9228 (Fairmilehead Church Dome)
On the old ring road at the Fairmilehead traffic lights. (NE sector of the crossroads).
Fairmilehead Church Dome ©fasgadh
2012-08-12 12:30 - TP4613 (Mainnir Nam Fiadh)
South top of Dùn da Ghaoithe. Ascent from the mast road on the way to my final new corbett.
2012-08-11 15:00 - TP1936 (Carn Ban)
Very grassy hill with a good path in from the road to Killean. Big views of the Firth of Lorne.
2012-08-03 03:00 - TP9393 (Bishops Castle Town Hall Cupola)
Bishop's Castle is emphatically not a village. This is lightly populated Shropshire! Perched at the top of the rather steep High Street. Pubs all intact at time of visit.
Bishops Castle Town Hall Cupola The High Street©fasgadh
2012-08-01 15:00 - TP10185 (Prestonfield Church Vent)
Now flats. I cannot remember what was here before, even though I lived locally from 1980 to 1983.
2012-08-01 14:45 - TP10140 (Northfield Church Spire)
Church also houses the Korean church in Edinburgh.
2012-08-01 14:40 - TP10136 (Northfield School Spire)
I did not throw a u-ey! Definitely one of the more OTT examples of Edinburgh gothic.
2012-07-31 18:53 - TP7287 (Newcastle)
I did see a leica like object on a building a couple of hundred metres away, but nothing visible at this location.
2012-07-31 16:13 - TP10279 (Sir James Knott Flats)
Passed by on the cycle path on a run between Morpeth and Newcastle. Suspect the tower of a residential block, now topped by mobile telephone aerials.
2012-07-31 11:00 - TP10275 (Lynemouth Smelter)
Had a go but obviously inside the smelter complex. No idea what a disc is.
2012-07-27 12:55 - TP2391 (Coomb Dod)
Still standing and menaced by wind farmers. Ascent from Kingledoors.
2012-06-22 12:43 - TP1886 (Camilty Hill)
Quick visit before a thunderstorm arrived. The road now has a CCTV camera.
2012-06-04 17:35 - TP9217 (Cambuslang Church Spire)
Passed by after day out on the bike.
Cambuslang Church Spire ©fasgadh
2012-06-04 09:55 - TP9216 (Rutherglen Town Hall Flagstaff)
Still flying the flag - some old dear is getting the ultimate long service award down in London. Photographed just in case it was an intersection before going and hiding up in the hills. We are the future - your future!
Rutherglen Town Hall Flagstaff ©fasgadh
2012-06-02 13:16 - TP11254 (Cockenzie Church Spire)
Chalmers Memorial Church ©fasgadh
2012-05-29 15:00 - TP6028 (Smailholm)
In good shape and surrounded by atypical scenery for Roxburghshire, lots of small crags. Easy walk from the Smailholm Tower car park.
2012-05-26 21:00 - TP9001 (Cambuskenneth Abbey Tower Pinnacle)
Visited on the way to see the nearby herd of Herefords.
Cambuskenneth Abbey Tower Pinnacle ©fasgadh
2012-05-26 19:36 - TP8571 (Wallace Monument Stirling)
Ghastly eyesore that everyone has got used to. No better than the ruddy pylons that are going this way. I have been up the stairs sometime in the 1980s and passed by a few times when orienteering.
Wallace Monument View from Ladysneuk Road level crossing.©fasgadh
2012-05-26 13:32 - TP1916 (Carleatheran)
Ascent from Ballochleam, good views.
2012-05-24 13:00 - TP6854 (Wether Law)
Crumbling at the top. The walk to the road was rougher than the 10km across the moors which preceded it. Getting in some Lammermuir days before the catastrophic Fallago Rig power station is finally erected but have already encountered wind farm related issues. I was followed for 1km nearby by a keeper anxious that I stick to the road. Part of his beef was that wind farms attract tourists and that they might follow me! Idiot logic, but it looks like after a few years peace and quiet it is back to goml dodging in the Lammermuir Hills again. If we are to have English access can we also have English protection of the landscape? Worst of both worlds.
2012-05-20 12:00 - TP4979 (Mullach Iubhair)
Still in good shape and yet another snowy visit, this time in late May. Ascent from the Pattack.
2012-05-17 16:00 - TP9180 (Robertson Memorial Parish Church Spire)
Very tall spire
2012-05-17 15:57 - TP9185 (No 5 Thirlestane Road)
Tenement in Marchmont, stud presumably on the roof.
No 5 Thirlestane Road ©fasgadh
2012-05-17 15:45 - TP9184 (St Catherines Church Spire)
Church of Scotland.
2012-05-17 15:35 - TP9219 (Sciennes School Spire)
Its a pointy bit on the belfry. Still a school, next door to the Sick Kids.
Sciennes School \"Spire\" ©fasgadh
2012-05-17 15:33 - TP9187 (Argyle Place Church Spire)
Now flats - quite a horrid building
Site of Argyle Place Church Flats©fasgadh
2012-05-17 15:30 - TP9186 (West St Giles Church Spire)
Now flats, a foretaste of the horrors which await further south in The Grange.
West St Giles Church Spire The site©fasgadh
2012-05-17 15:12 - TP9012 (George Heriot School Dome)
A bit of a landmark south of the Castle. Known to student teachers as Hogwarts.
George Heriot School Dome ©fasgadh
2012-05-17 15:10 - TP9011 (Royal Infirmary Clock Tower)
Former hospital building, ERI is now out at Little France.
2012-05-17 15:07 - TP9008 (McEwan Hall Dome)
Edinburgh University - got tapped with Knox's bonnet here once.
2012-05-17 15:05 - TP9190 (Augustine Bristo Church Spire)
A rather ornate tower on George IV Bridge.
2012-05-17 15:00 - TP9007 (Library Dome)
The main branch of the Edinburgh library service. I have memories of looking at the 19th century 1" maps here.
2012-05-17 14:50 - TP9013 (Tolbooth Parish Church Spire)
Now The Hub, an arts centre.
2012-05-17 14:46 - TP9000 (St Giles Cathedral Pinnacle)
Been past and under this one a few times, The High Kirk.
A wet day on the High Street ©fasgadh
2012-05-17 14:07 - TP9103 (St Peters Church Spire)
Missed this one last time round.
2012-05-17 13:52 - TP9192 (Mayfield North Church Spire)
Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church - Church of Scotland.
2012-05-17 13:40 - TP9181 (Saville Road School Spire)
Royal Blind School, West Saville Road
Saville Road School Spire ©fasgadh
2012-05-16 12:15 - TP0095 (Gloster Hill)
The area has been changed by running a cycle path (NCN route 1) through it. GPS points to the area of a seat, but I suspect it is buried under the widened footpath.
Gloster Hill The bench and new cycle path.©fasgadh
2012-05-16 12:06 - TP8902 (Warkworth Castle Keep Flagstaff)
Passed by on Route 1 of the NCN. Flying a flag with the logo of the Ministry of Works successor body (English Heritage?).
Warkworth Castle Keep ©fasgadh
2012-05-10 13:55 - TP9079 (Edinburgh St Georges Parish Church Dome)
Charlotte Square, passed on the way to visit the Georgian House.
Charlotte Square ©fasgadh
2012-05-09 06:39 - TP1491 (Blawart Hill)
No pillar, but an area of parkland with a small sculpted hill in the middle. Plenty of broken glass, but I chanced riding up the spiral path to the summit.
Blawart Hill The spiral hill in the area©fasgadh
2012-05-08 12:55 - TP6908 (Whitelaw Brae)
Some surface concrete has gone, the hill itself is damaged as the wind farmers have struck. Turbines not yet up, so this was a last chance round of Cowgill.
2012-05-01 16:12 - TP4676 (Marshill)
In very good condition, situated inside a newly planted hedge (protected by fences). Easy to get at from the motorway overbridge on Draffan Road.
2012-04-30 13:40 - TP9240 (Portobello Parish Church Dome)
The Old Parish Church
2012-04-30 13:21 - TP9312 (Brighton Place Cross)
St John's Catholic church, Portobello. Can be seen from some distance.
2012-04-30 13:00 - TP9239 (St Christophers Church Dome)
Neat copper covered dome on a rare non-ugly modern church.
2012-04-30 12:17 - TP9234 (Murrays Brewery Dome)
This part of the old Dryborough's brewery is now a residential area with lots of new flats.
The flats Ground at the given GR.©fasgadh
2012-04-29 13:30 - TP5800 (Sanda Island)
Visited on the way back from the lighthouse. Very clear with big views to Cairnsmore of Fleet, Slieve Snaght, Trostan, Goat Fell amongst others. Very welcoming island with good food!
2012-04-28 19:47 - TP9355 (Longrow Church Cupola)
In Campbeltown for a trip to Sanda.
Longrow Church Cupola ©fasgadh
2012-04-28 12:41 - TP7737 (Campbeltown)
On the lighthouse station - Old Quay.
Campbeltown active ©fasgadh
2012-04-28 09:25 - TP1213 (Beinn Na Lice)
A short but rough walk from the Mull road. Good views of Antrim and along the north coast to Sleive Snaght.
2012-04-28 09:21 - TP0052 (Dunaverty Bay)
Found the hydrant and cover, but the rivet eluded me.
The site ©fasgadh
2012-04-27 17:30 - TP9090 (Cleit Church Belfry)
Killean and Kilkenzie Parish Church. A very fine building with big views to Ireland, Rathlin, Islay and Jura.
2012-04-27 14:45 - TP7736 (Lochgilphead)
Leica dome on the Crinan Canal Office at Ardrishaig.
2012-04-27 14:07 - TP0053 (Ronachan)
Sketch out of date, but it is in the entrance to the dun path. Beach is rather good.
Beach When you have tired of wee rivets - try the beach.©fasgadh
2012-04-27 11:58 - TP2894 (Dun Leacainn)
The trees on the summit ridge have now been felled. Ascent from the north, easy thanks to new roads and felled areas.
2012-04-26 13:25 - TP9100 (Pilrig Church Spire)
On the walk - well known landmark.
2012-04-26 13:20 - TP9101 (Leith School Spire)
Flat roof,as reported. Lorne Primary School.
Lorne Primary ©fasgadh
2012-04-26 13:08 - TP9097 (Powderhall School Belfry)
Former home of Broughton High School.
2012-04-26 13:00 - TP9098 (No 88 East Claremont Street)
Presume the bolt is on the roof. No 88 is the end stair of a tenenment block and its gable end is clearly visible from some distance.
2012-04-26 12:50 - TP9196 (Broughton St Marys Parish Church Vane)
I did not have a stock photo of the building - shame as I used to live near here. Pleasant (other than the potty mouthed ned) run up from Trinity on the railway path.
2012-04-26 12:25 - TP9230 (Trinity Academy Dome East)
One of a pair of domes on the roof of the main building. They have an early lunch here, so Victoria park was full of pupils. Not good timing.
Trinity Academy Dome East Seen from Victoria Park©fasgadh
2012-04-26 12:25 - TP9229 (Trinity Academy Dome West)
One of a pair of domes on the roof of the main building. They have an early lunch here, so Victoria park was full of pupils. Not good timing. It was also raining. Things improved on the run up to Scotland Street on the old railway.
Trinity Academy Dome West The western dome at Trinity Academy ©fasgadh
2012-04-26 12:05 - TP9791 (St Thomas Church Spire)
Visited and photographed "just in case" while visiting some of the intersections currently up in the Leith area.
St Thomas Church Spire ©fasgadh
2012-04-26 12:00 - TP9231 (Provident Stores Dome)
Today's road closure - there is always one,caused some faffing about on the way from Baltic Steet (aptly named today). Still a shop, Leith Bed Centre.
2012-04-26 11:40 - TP9233 (Atlantic Chambers Dome)
Still there, now looks as if an office.
Old Corn Exchange, Leith ©fasgadh
2012-04-26 11:37 - TP9232 (Leith Academy Dome)
On the primary school - there is a smaller one on the old Academy building too.
2012-04-25 14:14 - TP7577 (National Library of Scotland Exhibition)
I got the behind you treatment too. It is behind you as you stand at reception. Interesting to see polished bronze coloured bronze.
2012-04-25 14:12 - TP9188 (Grange Road Church Vane)
Former church, now a lighting shop. The vane looks to be absent.
Grange Road Church Vane Minus the vane.©fasgadh
2012-04-25 14:10 - TP9102 (Preston Street School Belfry)
Opposite the Widows
Preston Street School Belfry ©fasgadh
2012-04-25 14:04 - TP9189 (Browns Warehouse)
Now a Sainsbury's Local at ground level. Tenements above.
Brown\'s Warehouse ©fasgadh
2012-04-25 14:04 - TP9105 (Newington Church Spire)
Now the Queen's Hall
Queen\'s Hall ©fasgadh
2012-04-25 14:00 - TP9104 (St Leonards Church Spire)
Catholic Church of St Margaret and St Leonard.
2012-04-25 14:00 - TP9191 (Charters Memorial Church Spire)
Kirk of Field Parish Church, Pleasance.
2012-04-25 13:38 - TP9106 (Buccleugh Church Spire)
The big church spire, there is another church across the road.
Buccleugh Church Spire ©fasgadh
2012-04-25 13:20 - TP9010 (Edinburgh Varsity Dome)
Who let the yahs near the database. EUMC were under instructions that if the figure at the top ever wore a mountaineering club t-shirt again, it would be closed down.
Old College and South Bridge ©fasgadh
2012-04-25 13:20 - TP9009 (Tron Church Spire)
On the Bridges / Royal Mile Junction and within earshot of all those horrid tartan tat shops.
2012-04-25 13:00 - TP9002 (Railway Hotel Clock Tower Pinnacle)
North British (Balmoral) clock tower. As seen in Hallam Foe
2012-04-25 12:55 - TP8938 (Nelsons Monument)
Heavy rain, not worth paying for the climb. Was getting fed up of being sent up here in orienteering events, they let us off this year. Does the time ball still work? Near the real trig - oh I miss the pre spraff days of T:UK, on Calton Hill.
Nelson\'s Monument ©fasgadh
2012-04-25 12:45 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)
Still here. Horrid and wet today.
2012-04-22 13:22 - TP1694 (Broughton Heights)
Pillar is crumbling away in the Lanark area tradition. However it still has its plug, not bad for a popular summit.
2012-04-18 12:30 - TP1860 (Cairngryfe Hill)
Visited the edge of the crater which is Cloburn Quarry.
Cloburn Quarry ©fasgadh
2012-04-14 10:20 - TP2169 (Chumhaing)
Spectacular location above steep basalt crags falling to the Sound of Raasay
2012-04-13 14:44 - TP1294 (Ben Scolpaig)
A lot of goml rubbish on the road to Scolpaig, but an easy and even more scenic route up via Griminish. Fine views from the top, up to Lewis and across to St Kilda. Pillar roped up.
2012-04-12 11:30 - TP3016 (Eaval)
Great viewpoint as expected with the mix of land and water all around. Stone built pillar.
2012-04-11 09:24 - TP3549 (Haarsal)
Good condition and an easy ascent from the road at Tobha Mòr via a telephone mast.
2012-04-09 13:30 - TP5728 (Roneval South Uist)
Intact and good nick, a pillar with big views. Easy approach from the west past a very good beach, return over sands once the tide had gone out.
2012-04-02 13:34 - TP3830 (Higher Tuckers Moor)
Passed by on a bike tour, but did not visit due to lambing ewes in the field.
2012-04-02 12:00 - TP0857 (Anstey Common)
Visited on the way from Bridgwater to Exeter. Out in the open and easy to visit.
2012-04-01 13:10 - TP4593 (Lype Hill)
Inside a fenced enclosure, but I found a bit that was low enough to cross without climbing. Easy to get at from the west across flattish ground.
2012-04-01 11:00 - TP6566 (Treborough Common)
By a water tank in the middle of a big grass field. Plug missing.
2012-04-01 10:23 - TP1670 (Brompton Ralph)
On the ramparts of a hill fort. No cattle today, and parking was a doddle as I was travelling on a bike. Killer climb though!
2012-03-31 19:07 - TP1685 (Broomfield Hill)
Unenclosed grassland without the rough vegetation normally found in the higher bits of the Quantocks. Visit by bike from Bridgwater before spending the night in a wood on the Quantock Hills and travelling on to Exeter. No view, hazy and dull.
2012-03-25 12:05 - TP5900 (Sgurr Na H-Eanchainne)
Ascent from camp in Glen Scaddle. Heatwave in progress, now fondly remembered in a wintery May. Too hazy for views, but a great hill day.
2012-03-18 15:00 - TP4331 (Lamington Hill)
Ascent from the A702 north of Lamington via Turkey Hill. Very clear day with views to the Highlands. Some damage to the upper surface but no metal theft.
2012-02-24 14:30 - TP7298 (Stirling 2)
A quick wander up after an interview (successful) in Stirling. Very clear day.
2012-02-24 14:30 - TP7297 (Stirling)
A quick wander up after an interview (successful) in Stirling. Very clear day.
2012-02-19 17:57 - TP5545 (Pykestone Hill)
Top surface damaged and Mr A Key has sadly been by. Lovely day with views towards the Lowther Hills, Cheviot, Largo Law and Ben Vorlich.
2012-02-15 17:00 - TP5885 (Sgorach Breac)
On a sharp point of Torridonian Sandstone in an area of boggy moorland. Not great views today due to the weather.
2012-02-15 12:23 - TP1903 (Caorach)
This could still be the higher top and should be visited - there is a big 280 ring contour at 1:10,000. A sharp summit in a sea of bog. Visited on a foul day.
2012-01-27 13:05 - TP6518 (Tomtain)
Daytime visit on a rough walk up from Kilsyth (with an easier descent) of the Tak ma doon. Noticeable effects of the wind on the southern side. Claggy so no Glasgow view.
2012-01-22 14:08 - TP10387 (Meigle Hill Police Radio Mast)
Hard to miss from miles away. Summit feature.
Meigle Hill Police Radio Mast ©fasgadh
2012-01-22 13:00 - TP4750 (Meigle Hill)
Still metallicly intact, some cracking. Ascent from the waterworks, return via the Meigle Circular down the mast access road.
2012-01-20 18:35 - TP5056 (Na Maoilean)
I missed visiting this while orienteering, I was not fit to run in the 2011 6 days. Can see the attraction of the hill, a typical trap landscape with lots of contour detail. The summit is still subject to debate, it is one of three bumps east of the trig. Pillar in great shape other than the attention of the metal thief.
2012-01-14 12:26 - TP2745 (Deadh Choimhead)
Clagged up just before I got to the top. Bah! The hill is a legendary viewpoint. Approach from south complicated by a bit of windthrow but still easy. The pillar has been shattered and the bits used to make a cairn.
2012-01-10 17:55 - TP4831 (Millars Moss Hill)
The pillar is in fine condition and painted white. Easy ascent by a farm track off the St Abb's Head road.
2011-12-28 11:40 - TP2127 (Chase End)
Lovely spot, often admired when passing and now finally visited. Easy walk up the common from the south and a continuation along to the hills to the north.
2011-12-22 20:30 - TP3243 (Foudland Hill)
Up from Jericho. Windy but good views.
2011-12-21 21:27 - TP3908 (Hill Of Tillymorgan)
Dark damp day - ascent through woodland.
2011-12-21 11:44 - TP6014 (Slacks Of Cairnbanno)
The pillar was hard to spot on the map, and I found it by accident while travelling between Mormond Hill and Tillymorgan Hill while marilyn bagging. This must be about the easiest pillar of all to find and visit.
2011-12-20 14:21 - TP6317 (Tap Of Noth)
Never mind plaques, putting a trig pillar here, on the walls of the fort was an act of vandalism. This is one that I would not mind disappearing, if it were not for the fact that moving it would do even worse damage. Unfortunately it is undercut and likely to fall. Great viewpoint however and I can understand the surveyors desire to use the hill. Hopefully the wind farmers can be kept at bay, but don't hold your breath.
Tap o\' Noth The hill©fasgadh
2011-12-20 11:50 - TP0666 (Brimmond)
On the slightly lower of two summits, there being a wonderful old toposcope over on the highest point. The trig is on the best top for views over Aberdeen. Ascent from the west via a dogmuck splattered path, quite disgusting.
2011-12-18 14:44 - TP10066 (Tinto)
Replacement up and running
2011-12-18 14:44 - TP6491 (Tinto)
Very clear day with views to Arran and the Perthshire Highlands
2011-11-20 13:47 - TP9832 (Inchkeith Lighthouse)
Visited the island with the help of the seal census. An interesting exploration of the fortifications surrounding the lighthouse.
2011-11-20 11:20 - TP9782 (Oxcars Lighthouse)
Passed close by when travelling between Inchmickery and Inchcolm
2011-11-20 10:34 - TP9827 (Granton Lighthouse)
A light was at the end of the breakwater in 2011. Passed on the way to Inchkeith,Inchcolm and Inchmickery.
Granton Lighthouse Lighthouse is a bit grand, but this is a navigation light?©fasgadh
2011-11-20 10:30 - TP9828 (Granton Clock Apex)
Granton Clock Apex The rotunda©fasgadh
2011-11-11 15:01 - TP4842 (Miltonhead)
Much improved since last visit.
2011-11-05 12:21 - TP7425 (Beinn Bhuidhe)
It has fallen over since my last visit. It was once a stone built pillar.
2011-11-02 11:19 - TP5853 (Scout Hill)
2011-10-19 12:06 - TP4321 (Laggan)
A quick visit from the top of Borguille. Very wet underfoot. Views are rather good though.
2011-10-18 16:51 - TP1322 (Bennan)
A bit of a gimmie and total contrast to Tighvein which was visited earlier in the day.
2011-10-18 13:48 - TP6482 (Tighvein)
Tough going over the moor. The path up from Dyemill is vile. Pick a dry spell - if they have them.
2011-10-17 09:30 - TP6539 (Torr Righ Mor)
Easy now that there is a new path to the King's Cave. Around the high point of the path it is easy to get through the Sitka to the moor. Horrid wet day. Beat the painter!
2011-10-02 13:42 - TP5731 (Roppa)
Easy walk along the road from Newgate Bank. Plug long gone with a repair, whitewashed
2011-10-01 13:54 - TP0886 (Arncliffe Wood)
Visible from the Cleveland Way footpath. Field defended by bull and electric fence. Has the Lyke Wake been carried off in its own coffin. I have not heard it mentioned for a long time. It used to be huge!
Arncliffe Wood ©fasgadh
2011-09-18 14:36 - TP4753 (Meikle Bin)
Boggy walk up by the usual route.
Meikle Bin ©fasgadh
2011-09-04 22:02 - TP1315 (Benarty Hill)
Up from the south via the steps. Heather in bloom. Descent eastwards around Sitka wood which was not there last time and up to the end of a new forest track. No one had been having any fun there.
2011-08-28 15:02 - TP3652 (Harten Hill)
Up from the south, a short easy walk. Dominated by the motorway.
2011-08-21 13:00 - TP2790 (Dirrington Great Law)
Uprooted since my last visit in 2004. Great views and heather blossom. Ascent from Dronshiel Bridge.
2011-08-20 14:27 - TP5127 (Night Fold Field)
Easy short trip from the road. Guarded by sheep and a good view down the coast.
2011-08-06 15:11 - TP6221 (Strathfinella Hill)
Easy to find thanks to an obvious path into the Sitka. Struggled up from the north through the trees.
2011-08-06 14:54 - TP5466 (Pittengardner)
On edge of hard standing area at a farm
2011-08-05 18:23 - TP10152 (Buckie South Church Spire)
Passed by on NCN1. It is not far from the fire station.
Buckie South Church Spire ©fasgadh
2011-08-05 17:27 - TP7739 (Buckie)
On the fire station in Buckie.
Buckie active station ©fasgadh
2011-08-05 17:25 - TP10151 (Buckie St Peters Church South Spire)
Ornamentation a bit brighter than on the northern spire.
Buckie St Peters Church ©fasgadh
2011-08-05 17:25 - TP10150 (Buckie St Peters Church North Spire)
2011-08-05 15:00 - TP7191 (Portsoy)
Took some finding due to the moss. Just over the wall, in a corner on the south side of the road.
2011-08-05 14:33 - TP0562 (Portsoy FBM Aux 1)
Big blank for me too.
Portsoy FBM Aux 1 It\'s there somewhere, awaiting an archaeologist.©fasgadh
2011-08-05 12:17 - TP10158 (Portsoy Church Spire)
Passed by on route 1 of the cycle network.
Portsoy Church Spire ©fasgadh
2011-08-05 12:13 - TP10156 (Cullen Church Spire)
No longer in use as a church.
Cullen Church Spire ©fasgadh
2011-08-04 16:11 - TP4662 (Markethill)
Quick visit during cycle tour followed by a wet evening in Turriff.
2011-08-03 14:28 - TP0489 (Aberdeen South)
Found easily enough even in thick fog.
Aberdeen South ©fasgadh
2011-08-03 14:21 - TP7272 (Girdle Ness 2)
Thick haar, could just about see the top of the lighthouse.
2011-08-03 14:21 - TP7271 (Girdle Ness)
Thick haar - could just about see the top of the lighthouse.
2011-08-03 14:20 - TP9717 (Girdle Ness Lighthouse)
Thick haar - could just about see the top of the lighthouse.
2011-08-02 14:35 - TP7124 (Laurencekirk)
Between the old A94 and its dual carriageway replacement the A90. Other than long wet grass, an easy visit.
2011-07-29 13:40 - TP2565 (Creag Nam Fiadh)
Approach from the south, enjoying the last of the wild skylines in the area as the wind farmers increase their activities. Bogs friendly, clegs also friendly! Pillar in good condition and intact.
2011-06-17 11:16 - TP5436 (Piers Knowe)
Woodland, beside a ride. In very good condition, although the trees have long since eaten the view, which is very fine from the nearby woodland edge. I walked through the wood, but you can get close on a good track running beside a field from the Green Ride. The roads in the Marchmount Estate are well worth exploring on a bike.
2011-06-01 17:00 - TP3295 (Gallowridge)
Not too overgrown today. Approached from the west by the green lane. There is some building going on at the edge of the forest, a walled garden is up. I expect the lane to become houseblocked at the Devilla end, but it is easy to get by on the field margin.
2011-05-30 17:07 - TP1552 (Bowsden West)
Easy to get at along a realigned bridleway (smile you are on CCTV). Pillar in hedgerow. Good views northwards.
2011-05-30 12:30 - TP2689 (Curleheugh)
Parked nearby for an orienteering event.
2011-05-25 12:00 - TP6965 (Windlestraw Law)
Ascent from the south via Seathope and Gate Hope. Got down dry shod.
Windlestraw Law Top surface damage.©fasgadh
2011-04-21 17:31 - TP2165 (Chosen Hill)
Would be a horrid place when muddy, lucky to visit during a dry spell. Any idea what the FB number was? The toposcope has gone, revealing the pillar within. It had an asphalt cap replacement, now punctured.
2011-04-20 13:50 - TP2367 (Combe Beacon)
By some covered reservoirs and a tumulus towards the east of the Blackdown Hills.
2011-04-20 12:09 - TP4529 (Longbridge Farm)
On top of a Devon hedge.
Longbridge Farm ©fasgadh
2011-04-20 10:12 - TP4574 (Lowmans Farm)
Spring vegetation helped here - this pillar is buried in a hedge and would be very hard to spot in Summer. Expect lots of scratches. The pillar seems to be the veteran of a few run ins with hedge trimmers.
Lowmans Farm ©fasgadh
2011-04-19 14:41 - TP0945 (Aylesbeare Common)
Defended by gorse, I went in from the main road (on bike so no parking issues, although it is available). No furze wrens, sadly. Hopefully they will recover from the rare winter in 2010.
2011-04-19 14:25 - TP7036 (Woodbury Common)
In heather and gorse on a rather hot Woodbury Common. Easy find from the road.
2011-04-19 13:52 - TP0789 (Addlepool)
Parking not an issue, I was on a bike. The pillar is high on a Devon hedge.
2011-04-18 21:00 - TP4578 (Loxton Hill)
Clear warm evening. No barbed wire issues visiting a trackside hilltop that would be routine for us.
2011-04-16 15:26 - TP2869 (Duart)
Surrounded by whins but accessible. Very good views of the Firth of Lorne.
2011-04-16 12:45 - TP4638 (Maol Ban)
Ascent from the incredibly potholed road along Loch Spelve. Very rough hill. Good views of the Garvellachs and Scarba.
2011-04-15 11:33 - TP4738 (Meall Nan Capull)
Creach Bheinn. A steep but very easy climb from Kinlochspelve. Vanessa on a rock outcrop on large summit plateau
2011-04-14 09:25 - TP1218 (Beinn Nan Clach Corra)
It took me longer than expected too. Not too bad conditions underfoot though. Very fine view.
2011-04-13 10:00 - TP6094 (Speinne Mor)
Struggle with trees, then easy going over sodden moors - good underfoot though. No view today. Old Rockhopper frame in shelter cairn, bikes have changed somewhat.
2011-04-12 12:50 - TP1209 (Beinn Na Drise)
An easy trap hill approachable from several sides. I went up from Glen Bellart. The view over islands and the hills around Loch Ba is very fine. The Vanessa pillar is intact and in good shape.
2011-04-11 15:59 - TP1878 (Caliach Point)
Easy walk on close cropped grass from the road end. The road was in very poor condition. Views to Coll, Iona and the Treshnish Islands.
2011-04-09 15:09 - TP1194 (Beinn Leamhain)
Steep haul up from Sallachan. Visited on the way to the summit of Beinn Leamhain.
2011-04-02 14:43 - TP5095 (New Heaton)
Beside a wood a little south of the summit of a small hill. All metalwork is intact.
2011-04-02 14:29 - TP4401 (Lennel Hill)
In the hedge just before the cleared ruined steading. Would be hard to see in Summer
2011-03-15 18:53 - TP6342 (Tewsgill Hill)
Falling to bits - the usual Biggar area poor concrete. All the metal work is intact. Wind farmers about so get up quick. Just a mast on this hill but the usual big roads and desecration north and south.
2011-03-06 13:19 - TP0979 (Balduff Hill)
Moorland hill which was once forested. No problems parking around Kilry Community Hall and Kirk, once the service was over. A good and attractive series of tracks and paths make for a pleasant ascent. The plug theiving vermin have been here, they kindly left the bolts. As great care should be taken on this hill to avoid damaging legs in the many rabbit holes, I can only hope the rabbits got the little git. Great views of the Mounth.
2011-03-05 13:28 - TP1430 (Black Mount)
Still standing but in a sorry state. Lanarkshire's trigs mirror the roads: crumbling. Beware if descending to the west. There comes a point where you have a choice between a field or rough moorland on either side of a fence. If descending to the north, take the moorland on the north side, otherwise you are on the wrong side of an electric fence all the way to the Walston-Elsrickle path and the only way out on to the path is a fortified gate with barbed wire placed to try and block it. Hostiles!
2011-02-27 15:15 - TP0676 (Kellie Law)
Pillar in good condition and intact. Very fine views and footprints suggest that the hill is often visited. Sadly this meant taking litter off the hill. There has been a lot of electric fences installed recently, but an approach via the obvious track from Carnbee is easy and uncomplicated.
2011-02-12 11:00 - TP0090 (Lumsdaine)
The road up is now houseblocked, a big garden has absorbed the forest and navigation beacon road. This can be circumvented by using the grass field to the southeast. No hostiles encountered. Pillar in good shape, and intact. A goml can close the road, it goes through the garden, but cannot stop other routes or visits to the pillar. That nonsense starts a few miles to the south. According to Scottish Borders Council - you are permitted to use the access road. Be aware that there is an ongoing dispute and keep a low profile. Confrontation will strengthen the little goml's case.
2011-01-21 13:55 - TP3914 (Hill Of Westerhouse)
Mossy, probably as a result of years in a forest. The trees were removed when the power station (innocuous by today's standards) was built. At this time it was thought that the payoff for the turbines would be the removal of a nasty Sitka forest, but they have gone and replanted the thing. I tried to get here in 2005, but was stopped by the wind farm construction work and tree felling. Because of parking problems around Middlehope, I tried to get in from Thorn Road. There is parking for a small car at NS873920. I worked around by the power station roads, but returned cross country, an option which will soon be stopped by the growing forest. Allan Keys has not been by.
2011-01-07 13:43 - TP6170 (Steeles Knowe)
2010-12-12 12:17 - TP5870 (Sell Moor)
Still in reasonable condition
2010-11-28 15:00 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)
Deep but easy snow on a sunny afternoon. Pillar still white painted. Up again 16/01/12. Pillar still in good nick.
2010-11-27 12:23 - TP1264 (Ben Donich)
Top surface flaking and Allan Key has been by. Great views on a frosty day. Winter sun hid Paddy's Milestone, but Galloway and Arran clearly visible.
2010-11-21 13:22 - TP11247 (Bruntons Laboratory Wire Works)
Now Tesco. The cables for the Forth Road Bridge were made here.
2010-11-06 12:03 - TP7671 (Beinn Churalain)
A triangulation pillar symbol has survived on the 1:25,000 mapping. A quick look around the symbol found a bolt on a rib of rock with a fine view dowm Loch Creran The triangulation point is far from the summit, near where the slope steepens on the south ridge of Beinn Churulain.
2010-10-20 12:34 - TP6965 (Windlestraw Law)
Ascent from Over Shiels in the east. Easy going most of the way, returning by Deaf Heights
Windlestraw Law ©fasgadh
2010-10-17 11:17 - TP7501 (St Abbs)
On lifeboat shed.
2010-10-16 11:04 - TP6188 (Stob Na Boine)
Intact and in good condition. Bagging circuit from Lettermay after a hard pech up Beinn Lochain. The summit is a sharp one, left behind after some exciting looking slope failure. This has to be one of the best areas to see post glacial landslides.
2010-09-27 21:26 - TP1304 (Ben Tianavaig)
2010-09-19 13:22 - TP1210 (Beinn Na Greine)
Visited on a very wet day. Vanessa within a shelter cairn, plug intact.
2010-09-19 11:50 - TP1206 (Beinn Na Caillich)
No FB. Ascent via northeast ridge (rather good).
2010-09-05 13:32 - TP4057 (Hundleshope Heights)
Ascent from Crookston. Very windy. Pillar is crumbling somwhat.
2010-08-29 12:48 - TP2187 (Clach Bheinn)
On the lower of two tops with wide views over Loch Long and down the Clyde. The lowlife with an allan key has been by unfortunately. A very rough hill.
2010-08-25 17:50 - TP5485 (Pole Hill)
Quick ascent from road.
2010-08-14 15:21 - TP6563 (Traprain Law)
Return visit after some time. Walked up from the car park along the good grassy track to the west of the hill. Good views. Pillar freshly painted.
2010-08-12 19:37 - TP2757 (Delamere)
Had a good look around, but saw no sign of the pillar. Lots of vegetation though! It's in there somewhere as there is no sign of big works since the last visit.
2010-08-10 12:07 - TP2787 (Dionscourt Hill)
Shocked to hear of the incursion of an alien culture here. I grew up in the area and the whole goml concept was simply unknown then. So far I have only been bothered on my own land, by a pig ignorant guest of a neighbour. I have clocked up 45 years of walking in the forest without bother. Happily I was not bothered on this occasion either, even though I did meet folk. Pillar is well cared for and freshly painted. I think I will visit more often now.
View from the Dionscourt trig. Round bales, looking towards Oaker Coppice.©fasgadh
2010-08-01 11:22 - TP0684 (Black Hill (NT72))
Ascent from Cowdenknowes, up the steep side and down the gentle tail. Good views of the Cheviots and across Berwickshire. Plug still in place.
2010-07-26 12:53 - TP1300 (Ben Stack)
Ascent by the southeast ridge. Sadly there is a mast now present on the parallel ridge. Fine views as would be expected on a hill as sharp as this.
Ben Stack ©fasgadh
2010-07-24 16:38 - TP0480 (Reay)
Inside a forestry fence, clearly visible.
Reay FBM ©fasgadh
2010-07-24 11:00 - TP7575 (Thurso 2)
In meterological compound.
2010-07-22 15:31 - TP1896 (Camster Hill)
A long squelch up from Munsary Cottage. Harder work going back. Top surface peeling away, otherwise OK.
2010-07-22 10:15 - TP5990 (Sithean Mor)
Accessed by consultation with the map and a squelchy walk over from the Munsary road. Useful car park at Loch Stemster. Good views over the Flows towards Morven. Asphalt plug with hole.
2010-07-21 20:00 - TP0018 (Sarclet)
Easily found with the sketch.
2010-07-21 18:39 - TP0016 (Westerdale)
Bolt on a wall.
2010-07-21 14:41 - TP0015 (Janetstown)
There has been some changes since the OS sketch. A lot of tarmac has been deposited forming a rough roadway, possibly burying the bolt.
Janetstown New track on site of bolt.©fasgadh
2010-07-20 11:35 - TP0482 (Duncansby Head FBM)
Easily found beside the A99 (old A9)
Duncansby Head FBM ©fasgadh
2010-07-19 17:19 - TP0017 (Dunnet Head)
Easy walk up from the car park. Thick haar, so no views. The summit is cluttered (remains of ROC bunker etc.)
Dunnet Head ©fasgadh
2010-07-19 16:43 - TP7535 (Helmsdale)
As reported, on building
2010-07-18 17:39 - TP0481 (Lybster)
Easily seen from the A9 - the Portland Arms sign is the giveaway.
Lybster FBM ©fasgadh
2010-07-18 17:04 - TP1313 (Benachielt)
Amongst an array of masts. Intact. Easy ascent up a road. Very good views towards Ben Loyal and the southern side of the Moray Firth.
2010-07-18 16:25 - TP6285 (Swiney Hill)
Walked over from Lybster Harbour. Very fine coastal scenery and an oil well next door. Nearby farm abandoned as is often the case in Caithness.
2010-07-12 10:24 - TP2905 (Duncansby Head)
Beside a ROC bunker. Worth taking a trip around the Head in a RIB, big caves.
2010-06-12 11:12 - TP6853 (Wether Law)
Cracked pillar. Visited on circular trip from Halmyre Mains.
2010-05-25 15:47 - TP2792 (Dod Fell)
On the corner of an unplanted area pushing into Craik Forest. Easy going up from Jamestown, where there is good parking and a friendly welcome. Ascent via Corlaw and various rides in Craik Forest. The pillar is cracked but otherwise OK, no metal thief visit yet.
2010-05-20 19:48 - TP2914 (Dundreich)
Still in good shape - ascent from Eddleston
2010-05-15 12:00 - TP2016 (Cassingray)
Approach from the north - roads quite busy on return. A lot of cattle about.
2010-05-15 11:55 - TP10215 (Isle Of May Lighthouse)
An easy place to visit, trips out of Anstruther in season.
Isle Of May Lighthouse ©fasgadh
2010-05-15 11:30 - TP1723 (Bruntshiels)
Easy approach from the north. Trig in good condition. Found one ewe looking unwell, did not move when approached - after leaving her she got up and rejoined the flock. The last entry suggests what may have happened. Purely sunny during my visit.
2010-05-12 17:23 - TP5563 (Quothquan Law)
Walked up from the south. Fine viewpoint visited by a short steep climb past some typically dippy Friesian heifers. (They were quite friendly). Pillar is cracking a bit, and half buried in a cairn.
2010-05-09 14:00 - TP6019 (Sliabh Gaoil)
On the summit of Stob Odhar. Metalwork is intact. Very fine views along Loch Fyne. Ascent from Achahoish.
2010-05-07 12:44 - TP2585 (Crevelees)
On Cnoc a' Bhaile-shios, a rather rough hill. Very clear day with views to the bigger Argyll hills in the north, across the central belt and north coast of Ireland - all the way to Inishowen.
Cnoc a\' Bhaile-shios ©fasgadh
2010-05-04 10:39 - TP6861 (Wheelers Vallets)
First visit for a while to the Bringewood trig. The trees have now gone and the views fine. This is now a downhill mountain biking area.
2010-04-25 14:21 - TP4958 (Moyle Hill)
Went up from the mountain bike track. At the summit I found a cleared path running from north to south traversing the hill. This is signposted from the col at the south of the hill. I am not sure where the northern path starts. Summit now a wild bit of woodland and very attractive. Pillar is missing plug but is also freshly painted white.
2010-04-24 14:48 - TP3419 (Goselands Hill)
Cracking up now. Lots of plastic flowers on the trig along with bits of a smashed Buckfast bottle.
2010-04-16 16:32 - TP6238 (Stulaval (Lewis))
Walked in from Bhioigadail using the excellent pony track. Stone built pillar on a fine rocky summit. Weather mince.
2010-04-15 16:32 - TP5727 (Roneval Harris)
Stone built, some mortar missing but the plug was intact. Awesome viewpoint, safe for now from the quarrymen, but these threats have a habit of returning.
2010-04-12 14:33 - TP0661 (Butt of Lewis)
Easy walk up a track. Amongst the remains of buildings and masts.
Butt of Lewis ©fasgadh
2010-04-12 14:32 - TP7261 (Butt of Lewis)
2010-04-12 14:31 - TP7262 (Butt of Lewis 2)
On top of the lighthouse.
2010-04-09 11:10 - TP2260 (Cnoc A Ghriama)
Intact, one of the many in Sutherland without a flush bracket. Ascended while waiting for a bus as part of a 22 hour journey back to my car at Achfary from Alltnaharra after a backpacking trip.
2010-03-31 19:53 - TP1846 (Cairn Caidloch)
Intact and in good condition. Walked up from Gleneffock on the track and continued to Cairn of Meadows over some pretty tough terrain.
2010-03-26 14:02 - TP9099 (Bonnington Road School Belfry)
The school building closed in 2008.
Bonnington Road School ©fasgadh
2010-03-20 13:32 - TP1863 (Cairnkinna)
Some of the top surface missing, but all metal work intact.
2010-02-20 13:45 - TP6965 (Windlestraw Law)
Easy visit today, all the bogs are full of hard packed snow. Did round from Blackhopebyre over Eastside Heights.
2010-01-31 13:17 - TP1448 (Blackhope Scar)
I have returned. 4th visit - the trick is to visit in a period of frost. Deep drifts, hard frozen, enabled a trouble free crossing of Garvald Punks, usually a no-go zone. Pillar holding up well.
2010-01-29 13:15 - TP6836 (Westerkeith Hill)
Plug missing, ascent from Tullybaccart. Very fine views
Westerkeith Hill / Lundie Craigs ©fasgadh
2010-01-23 13:27 - TP10122 (Beinn Ime)
Fine day. If any remains were there, they were under the snow and ice.
Beinn Ime ©fasgadh
2009-12-13 12:45 - TP8940 (Hopetoun Monument)
Open and climbable.
Hopetoun Monument The staircase©fasgadh
2009-12-12 12:33 - TP1426 (Black Law)
An allen key toting scumbag has visited since I was last up here. Walked from The Hub (Eshiels Hope) to Innerleithen. Some changes since my last visit other than the loss of cap, there is now a waymarked path over the hill. It climbs out of Horseburgh Hope.
2009-11-22 18:20 - TP4584 (Lumbennie Hill)
Hidden in broom, but that's OK - it could have been whins. Not at summit but in a wide ride carrying two power lines.
2009-11-16 13:11 - TP8047 (Waterloo Monument)
Visited along with the nearby trig.
2009-10-22 16:30 - TP0812 (Alemill Hill)
Easy short walk up a track - when the geese are not about. A lot of feathers on the road, and noisy geese at the nearby farm. Should be OK around Christmas. Good nick and intact
2009-10-22 16:00 - TP3540 (Gunsgreen Hill)
Intact and painted, very tidy in front of the club house. Approached from new houses via the old windmill. The road to the golf club now comes in from the new harbour approach.
2009-10-16 16:50 - TP4215 (Kincraig Hill)
Visited this time on the coast path - walked from Methil mostly on beaches - supurb!.
2009-10-09 13:43 - TP1421 (Black Hill Wester Bracco)
Bog trot again from the road north of the masts. There are two now, and work was in progress adding transmitters to the new mast by helicopter.
2009-10-04 12:44 - TP1231 (Beinn Ruadh)
Pillar is disintegrating due to weathering of the cement. Local stones are standing proud of the surface where the cement has gone. There has been an attempt at a repair, which may have obscured the FB, this is not an area with many FB free pillars.
Beinn Ruadh The hill from the south©fasgadh
2009-09-27 14:45 - TP4946 (Mount Maw)
Not in the best shape with the concrete decaying. This is common amongst Peeblesshire and southern Lanarkshire pillars. Followed ridge down from Weather Law.
2009-09-26 16:45 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)
In good condition along with the lovely park in which it sits. I do hope that the forthcoming budget squeezes to make up for the predations of the robbing banks does not mean that Glasgow will neglect its parks. They are wonderful! Still no ned fouling, and in great condition. Went up from the flats to the north.
2009-09-26 11:45 - TP7183 (Partick)
Found it despite only writing half the gr down. The amphetheatre of the wrecked crazy golf course looked locked, but a gate was left slightly ajar and unlocked. Found the pillar at the back, in the shrubbery in what looked like a drinking den. No locals in situ. OS plaque covered in ned fouling, like most surfaces here abouts, but otherwise OK.
2009-09-26 11:10 - TP0575 (Partick FBM Aux 1)
Found with great care beside National Cycle Route 7, a former railway line. Watch where you put your feet here - the chances are, you will feel the dreaded soft footfall!
2009-09-25 15:55 - TP4611 (Mailer Hill)
Mast country, but getting far enough away from the motorway to have a peaceful feel. Walked up from Magdelene Hill. Cattle in rough field around the trig. Cover had been stolen.
2009-09-15 12:15 - TP5366 (Penchrise Pen)
Sharp peak, typical of the moorland south of Hawick. Once a military training area, there are concrete blocks lying about the summit. "Asphalt" plug replacement. Ascent by bike to pass near summit. Onward progress blocked by timber loading, found a good track from Penchrise to Shankend instead.
2009-09-10 16:00 - TP0685 (Sayers Law)
Concrete starting to fall off the southern side of the pillar. Metalwork intact. I was warned about the nonexistent path by a keeper. The road running up the Faseny Water and looping around from the west is being regraded and gave a good run on the bike.
Meikle Says Law Pillar showing damage©fasgadh
2009-08-28 10:11 - TP6492 (Tippet Craig)
Keep forgetting to visit during the time the geese are away, finally got round to it. Approach was boggy - cycled up to the track end and then squelched across to the pillar. New conifer plantation growing near by - how did that get past the goose protectors.
2009-08-21 14:00 - TP2912 (Dundee Law)
Climbed on bike after ride around Tentsmuir Forest earlier in the day. Wonderful view.
2009-08-07 16:52 - TP6617 (Turin Hill)
Good nick on the opposite side of the dyke from the summit. Infested with flying ants today. Very fine views.
2009-07-30 15:03 - TP1762 (Bull Hill)
Bits missing off the screed, tarmac plug replacement. Standing in a puddle near the summit.
2009-07-27 15:16 - TP6873 (Whit Moor)
Wet but smooth moorland, easily visited from Roeburndale Road. Clear day with fine views of Bowland and Ingleborough.
2009-07-02 14:20 - TP2689 (Curleheugh)
Just off the road into Hegdon. Good condition and intact.
2009-06-30 12:22 - TP6114 (Sron A' Chleirich)
Yet another visit, this time on a horrid hot cleggy day, but at least the bogs were dry. This was important as I was off the relatively easy Comyn's Road this time. Bike to the Allt a' Mhuillin and walked up over Maol na Maoile from Dalnamein. Much as I remembered it from last year.
2009-06-23 07:51 - TP0835 (An Coileach)
Fine rocky hill, ascent via Ceann Reamhar na Sroine from Seilebost. Intact, good condition, separate from the summit. View over the Bays barrens just beginning to clear.
2009-06-22 16:00 - TP2975 (East Fulton)
School grounds, probably sited where the blaes pitch is today. Visited as a detour from the cycle path on the old Kilmacolm railway.
2009-06-21 13:50 - TP9833 (Fidra Lighthouse)
Visited on a boat trip from North Berwick (Sula).
Fidra Lighthouse ©fasgadh
2009-06-19 15:09 - TP4708 (Meall A' Choire Chreagaich)
Cracked all around at about a third of the way up. A cold wet afternoon, with a digger building yet another road to the southwest. Was still able to park at the one place where a boulder had been moved on the hill road, this is useful as the Amulree area is locked down tight as regards parking - constructive gomlism.
Meall a\' Choire Chreagaich ©fasgadh
2009-06-18 17:00 - TP5464 (Pitlour Hill)
Good condition except for the missing cap. Beside a dead beech and decaying deer fence. The fence can be dealt with simply by walking around to just south of the trig, where it ends at a gate. - there is no need to climb it. Thought I was not going to make it, as on the first approach to the fence, there was a deer grazing the other side, turned out to be a wild roe, the deer farm operates further down the east side now. Field at the summit occupied by ewes and lambs. Very fine view of the Lomonds and Howe of Fife. Initial approach from Pitmedden Forest, past the hill on the west side and up from the southern end avoiding whins and high fences.
2009-06-16 14:00 - TP5820 (Saucel Hill)
In reasonably clean surroundings overlooking Paisley. An easy ride up from the nearby cycle track. The pillar is painted in all sorts of colours, probably meaningful after consumption of the requisite volume of Bucky. A few chunks missing and of course no cover. The horrid looking stuff is still in the hole.
2009-06-12 14:00 - TP6189 (Stob Na Cruaiche)
Glorious weather,fantastic views! Dry conditions a big advantage for crossing the moor, even by the road in from Kingshouse. Sadly the lowlife scumbag with an allen key had recently visited, with the screws kindly replaced. Little damage visible to the concrete sleeve, so it was a recent attack. The shit is now targetting smaller hills. Big views all around Rannoch Moor.
Stob na Cruaiche FB©fasgadh
2009-06-09 15:00 - TP7096 (Yearngill Head)
Like Clyde Law, visited earlier in the day, the top screed is wearing away. All metal work is intact. Area about to be consumed by a huge wind farm. I say huge, but the enormous project will only generate 500MW. Still twice the size of the current record holder. There is an anemometer mast on the summit, and a road is being built on Harleburn Head.
2009-06-09 13:30 - TP2251 (Clyde Law)
The top of the pillar is crumbling away, otherwise OK. Good views from Skiddaw to the Highlands, but not for much longer, the wind farmers have already erected a monsterous road up nearby Harleburn Head - a turbine is due for the summit of Clyde Law.
2009-06-06 11:00 - TP7513 (Carna)
A bolt in the summit rocks. Not quite under the cairn, but was under the first rock I lifted. There is a trig symbol shown on the 1:25000 map. Visited during the Marilyn Baggers dinner meet
Bolt, Cruachan Carna ©fasgadh
2009-05-24 12:40 - TP1310 (Ben Vrackie)
Just by the summit which is marked by a toposcope. Cover missing of course. Very fine viewpoint and easily visited by a staircase running up from Loch a' Choire. The hill was as busy as a Lake District fell today, as it was a holiday weekend in some areas.
2009-05-22 20:00 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)
Still in good shape, and the path is still grassy and uneroded. The whalebone arch has been replaced by a fibreglass copy.
2009-05-18 11:00 - TP2267 (Cnoc An Daimh Beag)
Visited on retrurn from Cnoc an Daimh Mor, very soft going. Recently painted white, asphalt plug replacement.
Cnoc An Daimh Beag ©fasgadh
2009-04-16 12:51 - TP2348 (Colintraive)
On the boggy south top of Beinn Bhreac. Easy ascent from Colintraive. Pillar in good condition and intact.
Beinn Bhreac Pillar©fasgadh
2009-04-06 16:25 - TP4716 (Meall An Fhuirain)
Crack around the pillar at mid height, colonised by moss. Metalwork intact. An isolated summit in a probably little visited area, a good viewpoint. Approach from Strath Canaird and Loch a' Chroisg with an overnight stay by the loch.
2009-02-28 21:52 - TP9834 (Bass Rock Lighthouse)
Included a summit visit.
Bass Rock ©fasgadh
2009-02-22 07:10 - TP3648 (Hart Fell)
Up from Fruid, a very pleasant route. Mountain rescue exercise on , so folk wandering off in strange directions. Threat of a power station to west, as we are getting one by the M74, could they not leave the last decent sized bit of unroaded Southern Uplands alone - dont give a *** about the windmills, its those roads!
2009-02-13 14:44 - TP1325 (Benson Knott)
Easy stroll up from the north. The pillar is on the lowest of two summits with a view over Kendal.
2009-01-24 11:50 - TP10189 (Rosehall Church Spire South)
Photographed and visited on the way to the Commonwealth Pool for the 2009 Edinburgh City orienteering event (we ran the streets, not the pool).
Rosehall Church Spire South ©fasgadh
2009-01-24 08:07 - TP10188 (Rosehall Church Spire North)
Priestfield Church, visited and photographed on the way to an orienteering event- also for 2012's race.
2009-01-17 21:57 - TP1866 (Cairnoch Hill)
Falling apart near the top, but the metal is still there. Very pleasant on top, after the Sitka. Easy approach from the east.
2008-12-30 12:51 - TP2374 (Conchra)
Visited on the way to Beinn Conchra on a very cold day. Bogs nice and solid
2008-12-25 12:30 - TP6498 (Titterstone Clee)
Quick run up to visit the summit from a walk over the common at Cleedownton. Much better visiting from the north and west of the hill, you do not see the golfballs too often, nor are you exposed to the ruddy microwaves. This hill gives me headaches. Pillar in not too bad condition. No snow this year.
2008-11-19 15:05 - TP7106 (Young Jeanies Wood)
On the edge of a dense sitka plantation. Returned via Hardens Hill. Blowing a gale. The pillar has an assymetric appearance, with one steeper face than the usual taper on the other 3.
2008-11-16 15:15 - TP5376 (Peniel Heugh)
Rough pasture on a craggy hill. Good view of Teviotdale and the Cheviot. The nearby folly featured in Iain Banks' "The Bridge".
2008-11-14 10:20 - TP3006 (Easter Housebyres)
View dominated by the Eildon Hills, and a pile of old silage bales.
2008-11-06 20:46 - TP0976 (Balantyre)
Over from Sròn Reithe on a very claggy day. Navigation very intricate, especially when trying to visit as many squares as possible before Pat emerges from his Sitka den and gets them. Pillar very mossy with a banana skin on the top. Allan Key had not been past, hopefully he is stuck in a bog somewhere weighed down by his swag bag!
2008-11-06 11:41 - TP6117 (Sron Reithe)
Up the prominent ridge on the way to Beinn Bhreac. Surrounded by a shelter and in good shape. Low cloud but good views along Loch Fyne and over Sitkaland.
2008-11-05 15:30 - TP4612 (Mainberry)
I have failed here before due to standing crops. Today it was easy, a short walk over stubble to the ridge line. Good condition on the east side of the hedge.
2008-09-28 15:40 - TP2607 (Cromwells Hill)
Open pine woods with fine views of the Cromdale Hills and Monadh Ruadh. A party had visited earlier as there was a fresh pathway of crushed blaeberry bushes. Ascent from Blairgorm through open pinewoods. A lovely place.
2008-09-22 16:10 - TP4706 (Meall A' Chathaidh)
Plug gone, otherwise in good condition. Hideous track in places, otherwise just bog serving the nearby Orange phone mast.
2008-09-21 12:50 - TP4743 (Meall Tarsuinn)
Good nick apart from the stolen cap. Steep ascent from Newton Bridge via the Scurran, a far more interesting route than the pastoral southern approaches.
2008-09-19 13:32 - TP1647 (Broad Law)
Thick clag today. No obvious change to the pillar. Went up from Cramalt via Cramalt Craig and descended over Wylies Hill to Megget Head. A good short round.
2008-09-16 13:09 - TP11251 (Cockenzie Power Station)
I have visited the power station, but of course not the roof. The power station closed in March 2013 and is due for demolition soon. It is on the site of Preston Links Colliery where there was once a flush bracket.
Cockenzie Power Station ©fasgadh
2008-09-13 14:00 - TP2312 (Cockburn Law)
Whitewashed with a plaque stating adoption by the Berwickshire Mountain Activities Club. Plug replaced. Very fine viewpoint for the Merse and Eastern Lammermuirs, most of Berwickshire can be seen from here. Also a hillfort.
2008-09-12 13:21 - TP4429 (Lintlaw)
The cattle over the years have undermined the concrete base. South side of the dyke in a cattle grazed field, metalwork all there, cracking up.
2008-09-12 13:00 - TP3088 (Ewieside Hill)
Stone built on the ramparts of a small hillfort. Lots of noise from Otterburn ranges - a long way off but very audible. Walked up from the Heriot Water where there is some parking. Intact
2008-09-05 14:00 - TP3001 (Eastbow Hill)
The unmentionable lowlife has had the plate, otherwise in good shape. Ascent through the plantation from Cornhill, return by stashed bike down Glen Eagles. Very fine viewpoint.
2008-08-29 20:38 - TP5439 (Pike Fell)
The hill is gradually being forested. Visited in a loop from Langburnshiels.
2008-08-29 10:34 - TP3684 (Hawthornside Hill)
Just off the road, beside an old military building.
2008-08-25 16:00 - TP5241 (Orrock Hill)
Corners decayed a bit otherwise OK and intact. Mr Key can have a go at this one, with luck the cows, vegetation, quarry, crags and dogs will get him. A rough little critter, with the quarry quite a lot larger than the map is letting on.
2008-08-14 10:45 - TP1660 (Brockhouse)
On a very slight bump along a ridge. Easy walk up a farm road and a gate in the electric fence in the right place. Very good views of the Gala Water. Last trig site (reservoir dogs and extinctions allowing) visited in Midlothian.
2008-08-09 16:30 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)
First visit for a while. Still holding up (as is the trig)... Brief gap in the vile weather and some great views.
2008-07-23 13:30 - TP1419 (Black Hill North)
Badly eroded at the base, one of the dodgy concrete batch of Lanarkshire. Metalwork intact. Good views across to the Campsie Fells. Visited thanks to a over grassy but enjoyable singletrack bike ride from the top of Longmoor Hill near Rigside. This is mainly used by horses and continues as a fine descent to the Carmichael Burn. Best done in a dry spells. Lots of clegs.
2008-07-14 18:00 - TP5887 (Sgribhis-Bheinn)
Stone built pillar For some reason I thought this was another fb-less trig, and did not photograph the flush plate, but one of my other pictures clearly shows that it exists and confirms the number given in Rob's post. Wet day which cleared briefly to give a wonderful visit to Clo Mor and the hill. Stone missing from the top of the pillar
2008-07-11 14:03 - TP1945 (Carn Chuinneag)
Horrible wet day. Pillar in good shape, but of course, this being a well known hill, missing the plug. No fb as is commonly the case in the northeast. Ascent from Glen Mhuire.
2008-07-08 14:27 - TP1241 (Beinn Tharsuinn)
The moron with the Allan key has been by, otherwise in good nick. Very peaty hill with two summits at 692m with the pillar on the southern top. No view - clag. No flush bracket.
2008-07-07 13:07 - TP4730 (Meall Mor)
One of the infamous flush bracket free trigs of the North-East. Ascent from Kildermorie via the path over to Wyvis Lodge. Very good views including one close up of an well established wind farm. Wyvis in cloud.
2008-07-06 11:08 - TP1216 (Beinn Nam Beathrach)
Intact vanessa with raised lettering. Very rocky hill with a big nobbly plateau.
2008-07-05 14:14 - TP3037 (Eilean Shona)
High point of Eilean Shona. Very fine view across to Barra and lots of closer places. The island is tidal, but there is very difficult land between the ford and the isthmus with Shona Beag. The hill is easy though once on it.
2008-07-01 17:37 - TP0116 (Lintzgarth)
I knew it was not here, but was passing by. Stopped to look at the new bridge. The OS site says that it would be inspected in 2007.
2008-06-28 16:15 - TP0091 (Tiptoe)
Beaten by the vegetation. The gap in the hedge is no longer there. Needs a winter visit with a prodder.
2008-06-28 13:11 - TP5960 (Shoreswood)
Almost hidden in the hedge. Easy walk up track past mobile mast and reservoir. Intact
2008-06-17 18:30 - TP2561 (Creag Mhor)
In a small stone shelter on the highest point of Ben Armine. Named for the broken crags on the east side. Big views from the middle of nowhere - Hoy, Hope, An Teallach, Wyvis. Visited on bike tour from Kinbrace to Brora.
2008-06-16 18:40 - TP4408 (Liath-Bhaid Mhoir)
Damp evening for a visit to a remote moorland top. Typical Eastern Sutherland, a mix of bog and small rock outcrops. Views would be wide with glimpses of Morven, Hoy, Ben Loyal, Ben Hope, Ben Klibreck and the nearby Ben Armine range.
Cnoc an Liath-bhaid Mhòir Metal©fasgadh
2008-06-13 15:00 - TP2856 (Drumbow Resr)
Beside a covered reservoir and a mess. Metalwork missing. FB stolen. It appears to have been moved judging by the GPS readings.
2008-06-09 16:15 - TP1492 (Blaze Fell Quarry)
Resin plug. Quarry being worked at the time, very low key, just 1 JCB. Amazed to find the place so easy to visit - England has become so difficult since the disasterous CRoW act.
2008-06-07 14:12 - TP5567 (Radnor Forest)
Another visit, the heather seems deeper and there is still only a small path from the 2000' baggers. Up from Shepherd's Tump today. Lots of cotton grass.
2008-06-06 15:01 - TP5382 (Pen-Llun-Y-Gwr)
Very attractive hill with fine woodlands, and some interesting pigs. The nearby gorge was being used by an outdoor education centre. The pillar is in good condition and intact.
2008-05-22 21:36 - TP6114 (Sron A' Chleirich)
Cracked at FB level and the cap has been stolen. Bits of fence stuck in the pillar. Very remote spot with good views, a longish walk from Calvine.
2008-05-11 12:07 - TP5852 (Scout Head)
Passed by during orienteering event. The pillar is easy to get to now, and in white forest. Beware windthrow on some approaches.
2008-05-03 15:20 - TP1604 (Breac Bheinn)
Good nick, metalwork intact (there was never a flush bracket here). Bog standard, boggy hill but I enjoyed a couple of nights staying at its foot. May is wonderful.
2008-04-28 12:05 - TP1193 (Beinn Lagan)
Hill surrounded by forestry, up from the east.
2008-04-13 17:38 - TP5667 (Rhuvaal)
Slight cracking but metalwork intact. Very easy walk up from Bunnahabhain. Overlooks quay serving the lighthouse.
2008-04-13 14:00 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)
Another visit, this time up from Castlelaw range.
2008-04-10 10:55 - TP1268 (Ben Garrisdale)
Some distance from the summit of the hill but of course on a better viewpoint. Visited after heavy snow, with clearing views of Colonsay, Mull, the Garvallachs and a snow covered Scarba.
2008-04-09 12:01 - TP2647 (Cruach Na Seilcheig)
Not at the summit, so beware if marilyn bagging. Very fine viewpoint
2008-04-07 14:00 - TP5881 (Sgarbh Breac)
Very fine hill with great view across the Sound of Islay towards Jura. Also views of Mull and Colonsay. Coastline to the north is worth exploring.
Sgarbh Breac Metal©fasgadh
2008-04-01 16:00 - TP3444 (Grayrigg Forest)
Up the ridge from Lunedale. Very pleasant if you could shut out the motorway noise.
2008-04-01 13:19 - TP2072 (Cefn Coch)
A rough approach from the road with some ditch jumping. The next generation of weeds is growing fast, and this pillar will soon become very hard to reach.
2008-03-15 15:00 - TP2548 (Creach Bheinn)
All that is left is a vertical metal pipe. There may be shards of concrete beneath the snow though. A very fine viewpoint with the remains of a camp that was once used as part of Thomas Colby's survey. Views out to South Uist. Views to the south obscured by rain over Jura.
2008-03-08 11:55 - TP1174 (Beinn Chaorach)
Plug missing, visited on a very windy day. Views very fine, and would be much better on a clearer day. A very fine view of the Clyde wrecked only by the obscenity at Faslane.
2008-03-06 16:30 - TP6956 (Wiltonburn Hill)
Small cross is still there. Very good condition. A grassy hill with complex contour detail in places. Usual Hawick pattern of lots of parallel rocky ridges.
2008-02-10 14:00 - TP1372 (Binns Hill)
Another snowdrop visit. Rather unwell, so the short climb up felt a lot longer than usual.
2008-01-20 12:38 - TP4438 (Little Conval)
Traverse of the Convals on a windy day.
2008-01-04 12:17 - TP2842 (Druim Fada)
Up from the forest to the south on a very cold day.
2007-12-25 12:30 - TP5585 (Rangely Kipp)
Up this time from the opposite side. Still in good condition.
2007-11-18 11:36 - TP1904 (Caorach)
Top screed gone, interesting rough hill and good views towards Bute.
2007-11-01 17:00 - TP3494 (Greenhill)
Wet ground to negotiate in places. Pleasantly located beyond a shelterbelt near the Ashkirk radio mast.
2007-10-28 14:51 - TP6113 (Sron A' Chaoineidh)
Biked in up Glen Almond and then walked up on a very fine day. Eroded near the base and plug missing.
2007-09-29 15:09 - TP2537 (Cramondhill)
Very good condition. In a stubble field, a short way from Mugger's Loan.
2007-09-04 17:00 - TP4053 (Hummelknows)
Chips off the top surface, plug still in place.
2007-08-31 17:00 - TP2113 (Chapel Hill)
Yes some sad little lowlife has found out the hard way that trig points are well built. Good views today.
2007-08-18 11:44 - TP4198 (Kilmartin)
Horrid wet day. Pillar in good shape.
2007-08-15 13:00 - TP6965 (Windlestraw Law)
A lot of the top surface is missing. Passed by on the way down to the Caddon Water.
2007-08-08 12:48 - TP4542 (Lord Arthurs Cairn)
Cracked at FB level, evidence of an attempted repair. A day of clarity with fine views.
2007-08-06 19:10 - TP3248 (Fourman Hill)
Very fine viewpoint. Easy ascent through the woods from Fourmanhill. Intact and in good nick.
2007-08-06 17:49 - TP4751 (Meikle Balloch)
Intact and in good shape. Very wet on the hill after heavy rainfall, but clear and sunny during visit. Like all the Banffshire outliers a good viewpoint.
2007-08-02 13:40 - TP2662 (Cruim Leacainn)
Well situated in the Great Glen with views from Mull to the end of Loch Ness. This is exploited by the masts just beneath the trig. A good road up from Achindaul to the masts, after which a short bog trot. Plug missing.
2007-07-29 16:00 - TP4400 (Lendrick Hill)
BSM plate - plug missing. Up from the north this time along a good easy ride.
2007-07-29 13:10 - TP1647 (Broad Law)
Plug missing, otherwise good condition. Very fine views on a cold clear day. Howgills and North Pennines to Arran and Ben Lawers. Heartstane missed by an uncomfortable detour. Nasty loophole in the LRA - a road in can be blocked by a house or farm. Easy to use a forest road from Tweedsmuir though.
2007-07-21 07:55 - TP1144 (Beinn A' Chuirn)
Early morning visit, driven out of the campsite by noisy folk and midges. Fine view as would be expected out here.
2007-07-01 15:03 - TP1851 (Cairn Mon Earn)
Slog up the road in pouring rain after an orienteering event. Very heathery summit clearing with the mast collection, surrounded by industrial forestry.
2007-06-30 11:16 - TP0766 (A' Bhuideaneach Bheag)
No nettles this time, just the pile of quartz, some stones lodged on the pillar. No plug.
2007-05-16 18:30 - TP3412 (Gorgum)
Passed by while orienteering. Only a small detour needed to check the pillar out.
2007-05-02 19:20 - TP3553 (Hadden)
Intact, roadside position. Good views on a clear sharp evening
2007-04-29 12:00 - TP1202 (Beinn Mhor)
Good nick on a rock outcrop. Easy walk up from the gardens
2007-04-22 13:34 - TP0683 (Scald Law)
A bit battered now. Plug was replaced by concrete but that has now been knocked out
2007-04-18 17:32 - TP2843 (Druim Fada)
Intact and in good condition. Very fine views of the Mull hills and Firth of Lorne. Quite tricky navigation up here.
2007-04-16 12:35 - TP2053 (Cauld Face)
Good condition and well clear of the forest. Ungrazed land made progress difficult. Picnic table nearby. Good views across the Moffatdale Hills.
2007-04-10 19:41 - TP2893 (Dun Island)
Some places are too special to have lumps of concrete on them - even trig points. Wonderful place away from the admittedly small scale Iona tourist industry.
2007-04-08 15:12 - TP2766 (Dervaig)
Plug missing otherwise good condition. Easy short walk off the Tobermory to Dervaig road.
2007-04-07 13:16 - TP0846 (An Sleaghach)
Vanessa with missing plug. Fine viewpoint.
2007-04-05 18:30 - TP6170 (Steeles Knowe)
1200th marilyn. Area about to be developed for a power station.
2007-04-01 12:52 - TP3545 (Gwaun-Ceste Hill)
Still in good shape.
2007-03-31 11:52 - TP1592 (Branteth)
Very good condition in a rough field not far off a minor road.
2007-03-24 13:00 - TP4724 (Meall Chomraidh)
Previous entry says it all. The new marilyn excels itself for views.
2007-02-18 17:10 - TP3169 (Findowrie)
Visited at dusk. The pillar is by a fence on the edge of an arable field. There is a wreath or something similar beneath the pillar. Intact and in good shape.
2007-02-18 13:12 - TP3880 (Hill Of Glansie)
Cracked all round. Plug insert has now gone and is replaced by concrete. Good views today - Strathmore, Lammer Law, Ben Lawers, Allermuir Hill, Ben Cleuch. Views to north closed in by Mount Keen and high ground in upper Glen Esk.
2007-02-12 15:31 - TP6900 (Whiteburn)
Another visit, before wandering along the Southern Upland Way for a while.
2007-02-09 15:30 - TP2932 (Dunter Law)
Concrete plug replacement. At a junction of a ride and a forest road. Forgot to pack skis.
2007-02-01 13:08 - TP9830 (Newhaven Church Spire)
Alien Rock - indoor climbing centre. Actually been inside this one!
2006-12-25 12:21 - TP0723 (Bleathwood)
Still intact but being eaten by the hedge. Once it was clearly visible from the road.
2006-12-22 11:09 - TP3142 (Ferney Castle)
Good quality farmland, unsullied by lumps of concrete.
2006-10-29 15:00 - TP1290 (Ben Newe)
Intact and in very good condition. Great viewpoint, but hard to get at today with windthrow across some of the tracks. Waymarked paths form a pleasant circuit taking in the summit.
2006-10-21 13:45 - TP2391 (Coomb Dod)
Pillar falling to bits as is common in this area. All the metalwork is still there.
2006-10-20 15:40 - TP5554 (Quarry Hill)
Falling to bits. Roadside,just behind a dyke.
2006-10-17 16:31 - TP5562 (Quirang)
Above the Quirang, the OS dont always name their survey sites after the hill. Plug missing, otherwise stone built and in good shape.
2006-10-15 12:45 - TP6010 (Skridan)
On the summit plateau of Beinn Bhreac - approach via the tops of the big sea cliffs. Not at the summit, concrete plug replacement.
2006-10-14 13:36 - TP4729 (Meall Luidh Mor)
Some worthless turd has recently nicked the plug, otherwise in good condition, fine viewpoint once you get through the sodding trees.
2006-09-30 14:05 - TP2817 (Doune Hill)
Good condition, concrete plug replacement. On one of several areas that could be the summit of the P2K Doune Hill
Doune Hill ©fasgadh
2006-09-23 12:05 - TP6666 (Upper Oliver Dod)
Rough hill with sitka blighting the Tweedsmuir side. Roads as yet unmarked on the map make approaches easier. As is common in the area, the concrete is falling away and there is some decay of the pillar. All metalwork intact.
2006-09-18 16:11 - TP4933 (Mosshouses Moor)
Approached from wrong field, so did not get right to the pillar. I am not going to start climbing shoogly dykes for this. Great condition and a view over to the Cheviot.
2006-09-15 16:30 - TP0084 (Avenel Plantation)
Failed again. Long long grass.
2006-08-27 14:00 - TP2832 (Driesh)
Plug removed, hole open. Pillar painted white and within a wind shelter.
2006-08-10 19:00 - TP2530 (Craigs Top)
Rough concrete pillar above Gourock. An easy visit to a popular viewpoint
2006-08-10 15:40 - TP2650 (Cruach Neuran)
Stone built pillar on a steep grassy hill rising out of the Cowal forests. Intact.
2006-08-10 13:22 - TP3388 (Glenstriven)
Good condition and intact. Very fine view over the Firth of Clyde and its shipping. A long walk from the summit at the end of a long level south ridge.
2006-08-06 14:27 - TP1133 (Beguildy Beacon)
Still intact, moor now flowering
2006-08-02 13:57 - TP2683 (Culvain)
A survivor in an exposed place. Concrete insert with damage to top surface.
2006-07-29 15:39 - TP5773 (Rumbleton Law)
Did not get to the FB as there was a standing wheat crop in the way, so approached from wrong side of the dyke. Approach field had already been combined and cultivated, just like England, a short window of opportunity for the arable pillars. Pillar partially buried and intact in good condition.
Rumbleton Law Beside wheatfield©fasgadh
2006-07-29 15:00 - TP1590 (Bransly Hill)
Not the best views today - too hazy. Well placed on the Lammermuir escarpment. Intact , in good condition and well polished by cattle. My last East Lothia trig visit.
2006-07-27 14:23 - TP4310 (Kyles Hill)
Moorland area, visited by track in to woodland from the east after cycling over from Hurd Law. Heather just coming into flower. Intact and with big views to the hills around the head of Teviotdale and the Cheviots.
2006-07-27 12:54 - TP4077 (Hurd Law)
Just below the highest point near a shed. Views to the east blocked by woodland so presumably this was sighting western areas.
2006-07-23 11:20 - TP1928 (Carn A Choin Deirg)
Very good hill with big views especially towards Assynt. No FB and intact.
2006-07-22 12:05 - TP1236 (Beinn Skerrick)
Amid some dismal cleg infested bogland, but reasonable going on the top bit. Fine views of a cloud, but summit just clear when I got there. No FB as is often the case up here.
2006-07-18 15:15 - TP4193 (Killhope Law)
Falling to bits, lots of material has flaked off, plug missing. Long haul across the moors from Wolfcleuch on a hot dry day. Not the Durham highpoint, thats on Burnhope Seat on the other side of Weardale.
2006-07-18 13:10 - TP7015 (Wolfcleugh Common)
Top has been repaired giving a rounded appearance. Resin plug. Middle of an expanse of moorland in very dry conditions. Half expected the English access bureacracy to have closed off the moor for fire risk.
2006-07-13 17:01 - TP6481 (Tighnacarn)
Another roadside job, used as a fence post.
2006-07-13 08:30 - TP0023 (Dingwall)
Easily found, not covered in earth and a helpful pin in a fencepost.
2006-07-12 21:30 - TP2373 (Conan)
On a dyke built with the stones from a cleared field. An easy roadside visit in what is rapidly turning into commuter country.
2006-06-23 08:02 - TP4492 (Llwyn-Melyn)
Walked up from A48. Farmer busy trying to get a hay crop mown while still hot and sunny. Pillar almost invisible inside hedge, and top surface inaccessible.
2006-05-28 17:15 - TP4022 (Horseley Hill)
Easy visit, past the donkeys - very friendly to the mast. Big views to Holy Island, Cheviots, Caldcleuch Head and Fife. Told by one of the residents in the nearby cottages that winter was tough up here. Intact
2006-05-20 15:00 - TP1272 (Ben Hiant)
Vanessa on popular and very fine viewpoint.
2006-05-14 14:26 - TP1678 (Broom Hill)
Intact hidden behind the gorse in grazing land. Not at the summit as is clear from map.
2006-05-14 10:36 - TP2928 (Dunrod Hill)
Passed by with a slight detour in an orienteering race. The seconds spent visiting the pillar were costly, but having slogged up there I was not for wasting a tick. Concrete plug replacement
2006-05-13 16:00 - TP2914 (Dundreich)
Still in good shape, concrete insert.
2006-05-07 16:00 - TP1197 (Beinn Lora)
Vanessa with missing plug, concrete replacement. Very good view as expected with most Lorn seaside hills. Easy ascent, but wet once out of the forest. Hill besieged by marilyn baggers from nearby orienteering event.
2006-04-29 14:00 - TP2649 (Cruach Nan Capull)
A fair bit of the top surface is now missing. Metalwork all there. Pillar is very windblasted, with the finer concrete gone from exposed surfaces leaving the coarse pebbles. Very fine view, esp. Inveraray.
2006-04-26 16:18 - TP6503 (Todrig)
FB buried again by ploughing and I was not for digging amongst the nettles. Pleasant spot with someone gardening at the farm.
2006-04-23 15:41 - TP4742 (Meall Reamhar)
Someone has had a go at the spider. Top surface damage and cap missing. Big views today up to the 'gorms and along the Highland fault to Cat Law and beyond. Also Lammermuirs visible.
2006-04-19 13:07 - TP1151 (Beinn An Eoin)
Intact. No FB. Large sprawling boggy hill, big views, Ben More covered in snow.
Beinn An Eoin ©fasgadh
2006-04-18 13:45 - TP1270 (Ben Griam Beg)
No sign of the pillar on approach, but then I could see the spider in its concrete at the base of the cairn. On the other side it was obvious that the cairn was built on the stump of a snapped off standard pillar, probably due to an excess of weather on what is a very exposed and sharp peak. Good views and fine hillfort.
The cairn and stump ©fasgadh
2006-04-17 11:17 - TP0662 (Ben Hutig)
Set in a walled enclosure on a rocky summit. Very good condition and intact.
2006-04-16 16:14 - TP0479 (Bettyhill)
Easy find with the sun shining off the OS plaque.
2006-04-15 12:59 - TP2276 (Cnoc Ceislein)
Fine viewpoint and even better forest walk to get to it. Heather hill between good farmland along the Cromarty Firth and serious MAMBA
2006-04-12 16:48 - TP1888 (Camp Field)
just below the summit, which has been colonised by an amateur radio club. The hil is probably due for admission to the list of marilyns, the official line being that it has 149m of reascent, but the spot height of the summit has grown a metre, and thats not the high point. The caravan top is higher. There is also an old ROC bunker up here. Great view today - Cheviot, Eildons, Hill of Wirren and a cracker straight up Glen Clova. Not bad for just shy of England.
2006-04-08 16:00 - TP3625 (Harelaw Resr)
By a covered reservoir, now unfenced. Guraded by ravenous sheep and their mothers. Intact.
2006-04-08 11:00 - TP0090 (Lumsdaine)
Good views today up to Kincardineshire with various snow covered Mounth Hills clearly visible. Near an air traffic navigation beacon,similar to the one on Broad Law and ROC bunker.
2006-04-06 19:00 - TP3501 (Greenside Hill)
Almost the highpoint of Penmanshiel Moor. Mix of moorland and rough grazing at the end of the Lammermuir Hills. Intact
2006-04-06 18:10 - TP2022 (Castle Dykes)
On the edge of the drop to the sea. Great views. Easy to get at for now, but the grass must get long here in the summer. FP hard to read as it faces a fence.
2006-03-30 11:41 - TP1188 (Beinn Ghlas)
Intact on a very pleasant and easy hill. Went up from near the Munro Monument over rocky moorland. Good viewpoint. The trig is just north of the rocky summit.
2006-03-26 13:00 - TP6625 (Twin Law)
Corner knocked off but repaired. Good nick otherwise and intact metalwork. Gullane Walking Club plaque and freshly painted. Stuck between the cairns. If going up soon, take a new tin for the summit register.
2006-03-25 10:06 - TP2313 (Cocklaw Hill)
Stone built and in good shape. Not at summit, if anyone knows where the summit is on this flat topped hill. Very fine views onto a rough sea. A lot of hungry sheep.
2006-03-11 12:49 - TP2681 (Culter Fell)
Pillar a wee bit undercut. Very cold and snowing so did not hang about. Concrete insert.
2006-02-12 15:07 - TP3437 (Grange Hill)
Weddersbie Hill. Summit sparsely wooded, hillsides a very pleasant forest, ruined by antisocials playing with toy motorbikes. A neighbouring broom bush had been recently pruned to allow reading of the fp
2006-02-12 12:35 - TP2202 (Clatto Hill)
In good condition on a wooded hill. Pillar covered in claw marks, the work of badgers.
2006-02-02 16:55 - TP1529 (Boon Hill)
Good condition and intact. Muddy track up tamed by frost.
2006-02-02 16:15 - TP1386 (Birkenside)
On the edge of a woodland strip, so probably only intended for southward views. Not far off a minor road passing several industrial poultry units. Intact.
2006-02-02 15:40 - TP3110 (Fans Hill)
Good viewpoint on bald hill obviously used for cattle grazing judging by the polish on the pillar. Hard core has been placed around the pillar, dolerite chips, probably to firm the ground up after its been a cattle generated morass. Dry today. Chip missing from top surface, metalwork intact.
2006-02-02 14:30 - TP4276 (Knock Hill)
Good condition, still some paint but well polished by livestock having a scratch. Concrete plug replacement. In the middle of a hillfort, easily visited from the NE as well. Lots of electric fences in the area, but plenty of crossing points.
2006-01-31 12:45 - TP1448 (Blackhope Scar)
Bits missing from the top surface, concrete plug. First visit since 1987 on a cracking day of cold clear air and warm sunshine. Most places under fog. No view of Edinburgh, even Arthur's Seat hidden. Big change of course is the nearby power station, but no movement today. Flat calm.
2006-01-27 16:29 - TP6947 (William Law)
Lovely hill with a big cairn. Pillar is in very good condition and intact, save for the decaying memorial plaque on one side. There is one slight access niggle. If you are not reasonably long legged and have a cool temperment, beware the SW ridge. There is an electric fence on it, that can be crossed on the ridge line care of two slippy stones. As I said, you need a cool head. You will provide entertainment for the very quiet herd of Galloways on the summit grazings. Fun watching the body language when you get close enough for them to realise that they dont know you.
2006-01-12 15:35 - TP0082 (Williestruther Loch)
On the dam. Some recent visitor had been busy doing some unnecessary digging, the stud was already exposed. Lots of ducks and a swan family, who were very interested in my presence - obviously well fed by someone.
2006-01-12 15:28 - TP7240 (Hawick)
On the corner, just the top showing. Local dog walkers must have wondered what I was up to.
2006-01-12 15:20 - TP0584 (Hawick FBM Aux 1)
Easy one, because of all the stuff. Not well hidden, obviously recently visited. Just by the racecourse/community gallops. Yes this is the horse mad Borders.
2006-01-12 12:22 - TP2464 (Coutlair Knowe)
Slog up on an old mountainbike I found in my new house. Single track down was fun though. Horribly windy - not a day for real hillwalking. Very mossy pillar , OK except it has a concrete plug. On a knoll in a clearing just about reachable by rides.
2006-01-08 13:25 - TP2793 (Dod Law)
Lovely hill. Went up from Doddington and on to the stone circle. Can see bracken being a problem here in the summer. The Shepherd's House must be a cracking address, what a view.
2006-01-08 11:28 - TP2796 (Doddington)
Half moorland, half woodland hill, the pines have obscured the westward view. Moorland falling to Rhododendron infestation. Intact but the fb is of course on the blind side. Very cold with snowgrains in the air.
2005-12-31 12:34 - TP1215 (Beinn Na Sroine)
Vanessa in the middle of a large flat area. Mast shown on OS map no longer there. Clag down, no views.
2005-12-26 13:25 - TP6467 (Three Brethren)
Next to the three well dressed cairns. Busy today. Pillar adopted and in good shape. White painted, only minor quibble is that the FB is painted too. Up through Yair Forest (needs mapping!) from Peel. Very misty.
2005-12-25 12:19 - TP2769 (Deuchrie Dod)
Stones are now falling off, and the pillar has a very limited life ahead. Went up via roundabout route from Presmennan Woods. Very fine views.
2005-12-10 14:20 - TP1886 (Camilty Hill)
1/7/04 Visible from road.. there is a quick way in via the mobile phone mast. Somebody had recntly demossed some of it. Good condition and intact. Earthwork nearby is a Roman fort. Grey partridge flew off from near the trig. Somebody banging away with guns nearby, lucky they are out of season. Last visit 10/12/2005. There is now a new forest road, just built, that passes by the pillar. Pillar still intact.
2005-11-29 12:05 - TP5143 (Normans Law)
Got a view today. Very fine too. Well preserved hillfort. Was up there checking out the map for a forthcoming orienteering event.
2005-11-27 15:00 - TP4171 (Kerloch)
Driving snow. Easy approach up appalling scar of a track. Plug missing.
2005-11-19 12:10 - TP4112 (Invergroin)
Very fine viewpoint for Loch Lomond. On a remnant knoll after landslip activity. Plug gone, there is a chunk of quartz protecting the hole. OS have the pillar marked in the wrong place on their yellow covered 1:25000 map, the current edition is correct.
Beinn Bhreac (Invergroin) ©fasgadh
2005-11-13 14:08 - TP2560 (Creag Gharbh)
Great viewpoint, across to Lawers and up Glen Lochay and Glen Dochart. Top serface damaged, frost. And the Moron had been by.
2005-10-23 14:15 - TP1962 (Carn Leac Saighdeir)
Intact on a slabby tor with fine views of Strath Don. Being at the far eastern reaches makes no odds, this is a good no nonsense Monadh Ruadh hill. Strange goings on... Two men acting furtively. They moved away and once I was safely on my way returned. They were interested in the rocks and were discussing 10 fig grid refs. I suspect - Geocachers... Will check back here and see if I was right. I doubt it was Mr Alain Quy. No cache... What was going on
2005-10-18 16:18 - TP5819 (Sasunnaich)
Short rough walk from road.
2005-10-14 15:00 - TP5313 (Parkly Place)
Just to back up all that has been said... Looks long gone. Field now planted with winter crops.
2005-09-18 13:05 - TP1287 (Ben More)
Bit missing off top, and the base /foundation concrete holding the sdtandard pillar to the summit rock is not holding up to the weather. One day it will fall. Hole left by the allen key moron has been repaired. At the time of my previous visit, 3000' hill pillars had almost all been plundered. Hill defended by a small band (70m vertically) of very high winds. Summit calm.
2005-09-07 14:29 - TP1286 (Ben Macdhui)
No views today, but still in good shape. Hole now plugged. Path considerably more worn than the last visit.
2005-09-06 20:00 - TP2553 (Creag An Fhithich)
Evening walk in a rather lovely forest. Quite enjoyable walking through the trees, although things get denser near the summit.
2005-09-05 10:17 - TP8886 (Eastern Craigs Beacon)
It is / was possible to follow the coast line all the way to the mouth of the docks. Visited on a spring low.
Eastern Craigs ©fasgadh
2005-09-02 18:55 - TP0056 (Barrhill)
Doddle, on the roof of an electricity substatin, flush with the pavement.
2005-09-02 18:20 - TP7230 (Gourock)
Spent a lot of time in the rhododendrons and felled bits, and must have almost tripped over it. But i missed.
2005-09-02 18:00 - TP0572 (Gourock FBM Aux 1)
No prodder so took some finding, turned out that it was merely covered with rotting vegetation. Good views from the park.
2005-08-27 15:00 - TP2714 (Dabshead Hill)
Next to a leaning standing stone in a hillfort. good views to the south.
2005-08-27 13:50 - TP2385 (Constable Hill)
Middle of all the purple stuff. Missing bit very small. Intact metal work.
2005-08-26 13:42 - TP1694 (Broughton Heights)
Chunk missing from a lower edge, otherwise OK, intact. Once partly defended by an electric fence but its long fallen apart.
2005-08-25 12:27 - TP9281 (Martello Tower Centre)
Now landlocked and it was accessible by following the coast from Seafield. 2000s authoritarianism may have blocked the route since.
2005-08-22 13:00 - TP4917 (Mor Bheinn)
Still white painted and in good condition except for a recent looking visit from the allan key cretin. Have they a stash? Could we get back the plugs and replace them. There is a hill bagger involved, first it was the munros that were hit, now its trickled down the hierarchy. I know where I want to replace the plug! The view is a good one to Broad Law, West Cairn Hill, Coulter , Tinto and the Lowthers, with the usual Perthshire heavies blocking out the north. Very good down Strathearn and to Loch Earn and the Neish Isle. Great hill, once you have got through the forest.
2005-08-21 12:51 - TP0795 (Ailsa Craig)
Stone built, intact and good nick on top of a quite rough and very steep hill, easy enough from the wardens cottage, the path through the bracken is well trampled. Rough crossing back mind.
2005-08-21 08:00 - TP3275 (Fulshawwood)
Tricky to get at, but cattle left me alone. Just off the speed camera infested A77, your average speed will fall when you visit this "quickie"
2005-08-19 13:36 - TP1998 (Carra Duagh)
Carn Duchara: Not the easiest small hill, but acessible through turning right at NM878110 to leave the forest or by following the burn at NM889110. A combination of these approaches made for a fine walk over a hill that would satisfy the munrobaggers if they ever removed their blinkers. Pure class. Pillar in good nick with BSM style plate, awesome views.
2005-08-18 19:10 - TP2648 (Cruach Nam Fearna)
Good nick, rough summit unplanted with a very fine view.
Cruach Nam Fearna ©fasgadh
2005-08-18 14:12 - TP3170 (Fineglen)
On Beinn Chapuil, Fineglen being a nearby farm, now completely demolished. Good views over miles of basalt hills and sheepwalks.
2005-08-17 07:12 - TP5197 (Nutberry Hill)
Moorland summit, looks as if about to get windmilled, usual symptoms: google full of NIMBY and executive websites and an anemometer on top. Approach from the west, having had a reasonably amicable encounter with gamey - there have been goml incidents in this area in the past. Moors not grazed so going heavy. Pillar crumbling, coarse concrete begining to crumble, but the process is not very advanced. Very mossy and the top is an owl perch. All metalwork intact.
2005-08-10 19:00 - TP2674 (Culdeesland)
Its in the hedge, standing on the foundations. Partially farmerised I suppose. Original home has some light grass on it. Intact save for some missing concrete lost in the move, I expect.
2005-08-10 14:00 - TP4735 (Meall Na H'Eilrig)
Very fine view.. Good condition. painted except weatherblasted western aspect. Hill has been planted with scots pines, access easy if you can cope with some heather bashing
2005-08-09 21:22 - TP5478 (Ploverfield)
Summit of Cnoc na h-Eireachd, hidden in gorse, but easy access. Intact and good condition
2005-08-09 15:20 - TP5895 (Sgurr Marcasaidh)
Rough hill with a good view. Pillar in good nick, intact and one of those north of Scotland specials, without a FB
2005-07-31 15:18 - TP6802 (West Cairn Hill)
Still got its plug, but some serious vandalism to the top surface in ann attempt to get all the brass. Clear today with big views, Arran to teh Braes of Angus with a fair scattering of big Highland names on the horizon.
2005-07-26 15:00 - TP6428 (The Slacks)
Plug missing, and our Toyah's name is still there, probably an early 1980's vintage. This seems a popular place to visit as there is a path up, under threat from vermin on motorbikes. The whole area is litter strewn, especially the loch below. Great views of Glasgow from here.
2005-07-26 13:22 - TP2814 (Doughnot Hill)
Intact, but pillar surfaces are a bit cracked. Nothing has fallen off though. Another fine viewpoint.
2005-07-26 12:10 - TP2908 (Duncolm Hill)
High point of the range of basalt hills and a fine viewpoint. Plug missing, and in keeping with this litter plagued area had a PET bottle stuffed down the centre tube.
2005-07-24 15:30 - TP4503 (Lochlands Hill)
Concrete solid, but plug missing. Cow country.
2005-07-24 13:00 - TP3902 (Hill Of Stake)
In good condition and a big viewpoint. Cap still there.
2005-07-24 10:22 - TP3386 (Gleniffer Braes)
Fresh earth disturbance around the pillar, now I know why. Looks in good shape considering its adventures.
2005-07-24 09:40 - TP0059 (Howwood)
Easy find, exposed.
Howwood White stripe is the crib.
2005-07-10 13:09 - TP2957 (Earls Seat)
Tar-crete plug replacement. Walked up from Fintry via a lot of fine crag and knoll scenery - going easy. The view is something, from Glasgow to Loch Lomond and a fair chunk of Highland Perthshire.. A must visit!
2005-06-18 15:58 - TP3103 (Falside Hill)
Area a bit cleaner on this visit. Pillar still in same condition, minus plug. A lot of spraying going on near by, but not at the farm ringed by a high electric fence - thats the way to beat the vermin problems of urban fringe farming.
2005-06-17 17:00 - TP5517 (Powderwells)
It was midsummer and too interesting for me. Will return when a bee beard is not on the menu.
Powderwells Deep in the undergrowth, guarded by bees.
2005-06-17 14:55 - TP3618 (Hare Cairn)
Easy ascent from the north and a good viewpoint. No problems with the pillar, and all sightholes open.
2005-06-16 19:50 - TP4804 (Middle Mains)
Still there and OK, almost buried in the long grass. Passed by on the bike.
2005-06-09 11:50 - TP7071 (Worm Hill)
Inract and good condition. Accompanied by the mother of all survey markers, a 4m trig like object used to survey the Edinburgh Aqueduct from Talla/Fruid, which passes under the summit. Lovely viewpoint.
2005-06-07 11:45 - TP0079 (Dogs Home)
I can confirm that the slab of concrete containg the bolt is now very badly cracked. This one is on the way out.
2005-05-29 15:31 - TP5151 (North Clatto)
Intact and in a meadow next to a noisy rookery. Reservoir nearby , not fortified, but pillar is outside enclosure. Easy walk up from Clatto farm drive. Another good viewpoint.
2005-05-29 15:00 - TP2857 (Drumcarrow Craig)
Plug missing, else OK. Interesting top, remains of a broch and lots of exposed rock. Summit grazed by ponies, electric fence an easy stride for once. Other side of fence a mess of masts. Big views of St Andrews, the interior of Fife and Tentsmuir.
2005-05-25 21:40 - TP9224 (Redford Barracks Dome)
View from Tesco car park. There are dark rumour of the Army flitting to Kirknewton one day.
Redford Barracks Dome ©fasgadh
2005-05-25 18:50 - TP9197 (Sacred Heart Convent Tower Flagstaff)
Popular orienteering venue.
Craighouse Campus ©fasgadh
2005-05-22 10:30 - TP7154 (Bowling)
In brambly woodland but still visible. Maybe I was lucky. Wonderful hyacinth bluebells so near the uglyness of the A82.
2005-05-21 12:20 - TP0679 (Duncryne)
Hill made famous by Tom Weir, and with a big view of Loch Lomond and the basalt ranges north of Glasgow. Pillar OK except no plug.
2005-05-08 11:55 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)
28/8/04 First visit for a few years. Painted white and the plug missing. "Shower dodging" but with the usual Embra views (- Granton Gas Works) 12/7/05 Evening visit.. All well. 1/8/05 Still OK, good views 13/4/08 Plug missing
2005-05-01 15:00 - TP2406 (Corarnstilbeg)
Vanessa with plug missing. (On a MTB trail.) Up from the Corranstilbeag track and along the mountainbikers path. The cardboard is still intact inside the tube, so the isiot with the allen key must have visited recently. Never mind the penny dropper - who is behind the King of Diamonds, and where is the rest of the pack?
2005-04-30 16:30 - TP2062 (Cawdor)
Some idiot had chiseled out the spider and almost got the FP. Interesting location in a hillfort mostly surrounded by crags. One corner gives access, but the nettles are growing. The summit is covered in blackthorn, just coming into blossom. Visited after orienteering in the surrounding wood, thank goodness they did not stick a control up here.
2005-04-27 20:15 - TP4350 (Langlee Mains)
Good condition witha fine view of the Tweed up towards Selkirk and the Eildons. Field empty, cattle next door. Lovely walk up through the gorse of Langly Mains Community Woodland, full of deer and birds. Hares in the field. Passed ROC bunker at summit.
2005-04-27 19:15 - TP5869 (Selkirk Common)
On edge of a field being grazed by sheep. Approached via the common with an old racecourse on it. Bright light and deep shadows, views of The Cheviot and Eildons. Good condition and intact.
2005-04-27 16:45 - TP4073 (Huntly Covert)
Rough grazing with cows and calves. I nearly tripped over one 2 day old calf, mum was not particularly bothered. Good condition and views, especially towards the hills west of Selkirk.
2005-04-27 15:50 - TP3622 (Harehead Hill)
A lovely walk up through the woods, prior to running around the woods over the river at Bowhill. Intact and good views to Selkirk, Cheviot and all that stuff beyond Hawick (Caldcleugh Head et al)
2005-04-23 18:10 - TP2809 (Doon Hill)
Good viewpoint. Barbed wire no problem if like me you are tall enough to stride over. Field empty but young calves next door with anxious mothers. Very good views. Two sighting holes open, concrete base and intact.
2005-04-23 17:12 - TP7201 (Dunbar West)
Only the top surface is visible, but easily found this time. 25th Jun 2004 14:40 Was content to find a WMFP - missed the FBM
2005-04-22 16:30 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)
30/1/05Up again for a 600th Marilyn Party. Well done Rod Munro. An interesting day as I was orienteering on the hill in the morning (ie ran up) and then met up afterwards with the happy band of baggers.HoF Chant unleashed on the masses. Still in good shape and another cracking day for views. Today's whisky was Glen Ord. 22/4/05 Quick afternoon visit on cool sunny afternoon. Busy as usual, no change in condition.
Arthurs Seat 30/1/05
2005-04-21 20:40 - TP5339 (Peat Hill)
Been put off this one for a while due to forestry work. Tried an evening visit and found that the felling along the route had now ceased, the down side being that the gate was locked, so I walked. Lovely walk with the birdsong. Saw the recess, have not seen one like that before, BTW the observatory seems abandoned. Intact and good condition in a clearing with an easy ride from the south. No views now, but a ride on the way in gave a view of Weather Law and its pillar. The observatory connection is interesting - the Prees mini pillar which is connected to Joderell Bank also has a 111xx number.
2005-04-21 19:10 - TP3024 (Edston Hill)
Good condition and intact. Pleasant walk up through woodland. Field occupied by cattle, but they weree not up high this evening. Muckspreading going on. Views of Peebles and the Manor Valley.
2005-04-20 20:20 - TP1478 (Blairtummock)
A bad night for extinctions, they seem to be quite common in Glasgow. Was near a road in a small partly wooded bit of scrag land in Easterhouses. Good view of the new mall , bright lights quite a contrast.
Blairtummock On the wooded bank
2005-04-20 20:00 - TP2511 (Craigendmuir Stepps)
1970s vintage houses. GPS suggests the road may have got it. Had to explain myself to curious local - first time. Visited after the first summer evening orienteering event of the year.
Craigendmuir, Stepps Site by or under this road.
2005-04-20 18:45 - TP7046 (Woodhill Farm)
Site in garden of no. 19 Kirriemuir Road, a bungalow next to St Dominics. No sign of it.
Woodhill Farm Site behind this house.
2005-04-20 18:30 - TP0066 (Lumloch)
2005-04-20 18:00 - TP0939 (Avenuehead)
In a small fenced area beside farmyard and old machinery.. Visit hurried as I had to get out as a lorry was about to occupy the road out. No GPS reading possible but I got some photos. Intact and good condition.
2005-04-12 19:20 - TP7152 (Loch Leven)
18/8/2004 Japenese Knotweed, bogs and other jungle makes this a candidate for a winter visit.. Continuing heavy rain.. Just got through Glen Ogle before the road was blocked.. Glad I did not bother with Crianlarich and Bridge of Orchy today. 12/4/2005 The key was the Japenese Knotweed. Called in on spec , knowing thatit had been found and first looked where the weed jungle had been last time. Easily visible by the roadside. mossy, hight tag missing.
Loch Leven Where it is - look carefully.
2005-04-10 19:20 - TP6745 (Warnell Fell)
Quick dash across muddy field - did not want to be mistaken for a Traveller (bona fide or otherwise) and pump actioned. New fence in the way so no metal shots. Pillar in good shape and a view over Carlisle. Tractor coming - bye!
2005-04-10 18:10 - TP0104 (Greenrigg Farm)
Pleasant spot on limestone moorland. Recently visited(last few days) and exposed by someone who did not replace their divots. Will we see a log? Off to the Oddfellows for a welcome pint and meal.
2005-04-09 13:15 - TP0456 (Demesne)
Exposed, but the grass is already getting long - the realy tough bolt season is almost upon us.
2005-04-09 12:30 - TP6154 (Standing Stones)
Now on the edge of golf course car park. Handy layby as well. Plug missing otherwise OK
2005-04-09 11:55 - TP3798 (High Park)
North side of the hill has some very up to date CRoW act backlash gomlshite, but it was far to foul a day for a long approach like that so went in from the south. Wet easy moorland, got back just as terrier trial began. (good dogs unlike the wee &(*&*((!"" that I caught pulling a ewe apart the following day) Pillar intact. Views of the hills would be good - but very misty today.
2005-04-09 11:15 - TP2748 (Dean Moor)
Gone.... just fields.
Dean Moor Improved pasture - only sheep here.
2005-04-09 10:55 - TP0102 (Loweswater)
Took some finding, even though it was exposed.. There were other studded posts.
2005-04-07 19:30 - TP4370 (Law Hill)
Not at the summit which is a clump of trees but at the east end of a grassy ridge. Slightly defended, there is a path to the summit , but its fenced in to protect us from the cows. No killer cows today but some fine views of the Ochils, Lomonds, Cleish Hills and Tinto. Intact and white painted.
2005-04-07 18:40 - TP3322 (Gartenkeir)
On the edge of a marshy birch wood. Views only to the south and west and included a view to The Cobbler , Ben Lomond and Ben Narnain. Tarmac plug replacement.
2005-04-07 17:40 - TP2042 (Castleton)
Intact and in good condition amongst gorse bushes. Very close to ruined castle. Approached from Castleton, the diredt route barred by growing crops.
2005-04-07 15:55 - TP2002 (Carrickstone)
Whats it called? Home of Gregory's Girl and the infamous Auchenkilns Roundabout. Hill top in Cumbernauld next to a water tower. Plug missing and pillar is on a Cheviot style concrete plinth in the remains of an old hedgerow. Corner chipped. Lots of new houses. Ground pretty boggy, so hope their DPMs are up to the job. Just back from visiting 56N 4 W for the DCP.
2005-04-05 11:15 - TP1745 (Buckholm Hill)
Cattle country. Rough grazing and inhabited by all sorts of swampdwellers such as curlews, snipe, plovers and on the dry bits, hares, lots of hares. Good condition save for one chip and intact . Good views of Galasheils,Eildons Cheviot and Moorfoots. Walked in from the north past a strange cairn (Dobie's Grave) and big herd of very laid back well behaved cows and the swamp.
2005-04-05 09:45 - TP2013 (Carsinker Law)
Bright sunny morning with big views to Cheviot and across the Lammermuirs and Moorfoots. Up from the Gala Water - lambs everywhere except on my route. Plovers in field by trig. Tarmac plug - good condition. North of the dyke.
2005-04-04 18:00 - TP0681 (Cairn Table)
Its a primary with a primary view. Rocky summit next to a huge cairn (war memorial), and another big old cairn. Pillar white painted with plastic plug replacement. Path up not too boggy - lots of duckboarding put in , possibly in the last few days. Very good view, when it was not snowing, horizontally. Ayr, South tip or Arran and Kintyre visible in west. Tinto, Pentlands, Coulter Fells in East. Went up in summer clothing and got hypothermic. Quite a shivering fit on the way home. Warmed up now , but unable to bag anymore in the area as I was starved (Herefs. meaning of the word.)
2005-04-04 16:52 - TP1414 (Black Hill (NS77))
Intact and in good condition - hill signposted as a view point. Good view north to Motherwell and Glasgow, but bad view South to a big snow shower with my name on it. Got soaked on the return. Only visited this one today because I missed a turning the other side of Lanark.
2005-04-02 19:00 - TP5462 (Pitforthie)
Up a green lane carrying an irrigation hose. Good condition - blank plug. Lots of electricity pylons. Got lost on way in and ended up at Glebe Park, memories of Meadowbank Thistle's first promotion and all. Breichin failed today to win promotion, but are almost certain to go up this season.
2005-04-02 18:15 - TP0047 (Haugh)
Not far from gateposts so easy to find where to prod - took a bit of digging out, not visited for a while. Good day on Hunt Hill.
2005-04-02 09:00 - TP2389 (Cookston)
Ran the GPS when we drove by on the A90. Almost a direct hit on the grid ref on the north bound carriageway. Is Brechin twinned with Kidderminster? Quite a cluster - oh but Brechin have a good football team.
2005-03-28 19:00 - TP7166 (Moffat)
Failed last year, but found it easily this time.. Will be a sod when the bracken returns.
2005-03-28 17:15 - TP4837 (Millrigg Moor)
Pleasant walk up from the quarry, which is now bigger than on the map. Intact with very good views of the Dales and Kent Estuary.
2005-03-28 13:21 - TP4524 (Long Mount)
Popped up to see the Mynd again... Yet another visit to Pole Bank. two groups of picnickers by the summit. Roads were very busy. Where did they get that ridiculous name from?
2005-03-28 13:00 - TP2704 (Cwm Head Farm)
Intact and in good condition. Map shows it the wrong side of the mast. Easy roadside bag with fill on view of the Long Mynd. Mast was being serviced.
2005-03-27 17:35 - TP3257 (Foxholme)
Intact and in good condition. Easy hop off the road, but parking is a wee walk away.
2005-03-27 17:00 - TP4604 (Maes-Gwyn)
Plug missing. Heinous flounder through sitka, heather, old deadfall and furrows, quite a search. Its in a clearing but will soon be inaccessable - like the nearby Black Hill. Maes Gwyn? Try Twll Du! It was still pouring down.
2005-03-27 16:32 - TP5907 (Shadwell Hill)
Intact and good condition. Pouring down (Its because I was parked in Wales - it always rains in Wales). Very muddy approach - a flock of waders added to the feeling of utter bleakness.
2005-03-26 11:50 - TP5762 (Ruardean Hill Resr)
Still in good nick and the gate is stiff but open. Quiet up here today, but the forest was busy. Spent rest of the day wandering around one of my favourite places on the planet - Dean.
2005-03-26 10:55 - TP6683 (Veldt House)
Saw the footprints... Chipped top and missing plug. Hopefully the O$ dude will report in and a repair team are on their way with their magic tarmac. Just off a green lane, deep in perry country (Weston's is just down the road..mmmm!). On the way to Dean via Dymock's daffs.
2005-03-26 10:40 - TP4616 (Mainstone)
Start delayed as I was roped into some heifer grooming - Herefords of course!.(IIRC Mainstone Court was home to a very fine herd once) Easy almost roadside pillar, that I must have passed many times. Not having the 1:50k sheet 149 has led to a few obvious ones being missed in the days before this site. One of the fields is growing rape which is just starting to flower. Good views south.Pillar in good condition, but the plug has been stolen. Number is only two away from Mount Keen! Great to have red soil on my boots again.
2005-03-25 17:50 - TP1078 (Batchley Farm)
Easy one, a quick hop off the farm drive. Changes since the map include a new shelterbelt that hides the pillar in the original hedgerow. Views westward only. Intact and good condition. Number contiguous with the lost Bromyard pillar. Bit of a fright when somewhing fell in the farmyard without obvious cause. The watertower was a well remembered landmark, but is now hidden by trees - marilyn baggers should still visit, as the summit is higher than the trig so may equal Hegdon, but Hegdon's trig is not the summit either. We have bought several tractors from near here.
2005-03-25 17:00 - TP6352 (The Beck)
Lovely walk in woods, once a common grazing, sadly the cottages have gone to money and are unrecognisable now. Would love to have seen this area 30 years ago. Big laugh when passing house with a very large garden and incredibly pompous motorway sized "beware of the dogs sign" (We defend our property vocally or some similar tosh... Woman spent ages unsucessfully trying to control the said dogs which were doing their nut because we were walking down the road past their fortress. P*** was ripped mercilessly. Trig is in good shape and intact by the summit with big views across to the Black Mountains Cotswolds and Clees. Very good view of Worcester and nearby Malvern Hills. Lovely spot.
2005-03-25 15:40 - TP0532 (Suckley)
Easy find, inside railings near cottage.
2005-03-25 15:29 - TP0234 (Knightwick)
Well buried and could not find anything when prodding. A ditch had recently been dug out and was occupied by a dead fox. Primroses quite striking and a Worcestershire Spring a shock when fresh out of a Scottish Winter.
2005-03-25 15:00 - TP3190 (Flaggoners Green)
Passed by many times on the way to the football, but never popped in for a look. Went the way of the housing estate a long time ago. Hill top overlooking Bromyard. (Number from GRP - Trigonomy database, which also notes a destruction date of April 1974. How many times have I passed this pillar when it was standing?)
Flaggoner's Green, Bromyard Looking across the A44 to the houses built on the site.
2005-03-17 18:50 - TP4579 (Lucklaw Hill)
Quarry has spared the summit, but a particularly foul mobile phone mast is now next to the moorland top. Parked by some llamas and walked in through a very Derbyshire like landscape of old cottages now extended and showing other symptoms of a servere outbreak of money. Relief to get into the woodland. This is obviously a popular walking area and is full of wildlife, roe deer,woodcock and any number of different singing thrushes - rainforest noisy. The AWACS was even noisier. Only trig of today without partridges. Pillar intact next to a summit cairn made of brick. (tidying up old quarry/communications building) Views to Dundee and St Andrews.
2005-03-17 18:05 - TP2516 (Craigie Hill)
On partridge infested golf course. Easy walk up from the road. Watch out for rabbit burrows.Intact, overlooks Tentsmuir.
2005-03-17 17:45 - TP5182 (Northfield)
Another Tay viewpoint. This time lined up with the road bridge. I always though the road bridge was a bland structure, but the straight uncluttered line to the heart of the city is very striking from here. Dundee certainly bagged a spectacular location. Plug missing. Went in from the south off a farm track, I expect the field will be ploughed soon. Lambs about as well. (And of course partridges.)
2005-03-17 16:40 - TP5333 (Peace Hill)
Another good one. Pleasant walk along the Tay with a good view of the bridge, with a couple of London-Aberdeen trains. Lots of birdlife and song, including the partridges. Waders from the shore as well. Pillar easily visited from the coast path by a track - a relief as most fields were cultivated. Good views of the Tay, Sidlaws and Dundee. Resin cap.
2005-03-17 16:00 - TP6326 (Tay Mount)
Lovely spot. In area of uncultivated land, game cover? accessed through attractive woodland. Good views over the Tay. Pillar in good condition and intact. Partridges about. Unfortunately my GPS unit packed in here - looks like its a gonner, just as well I am not too bothered about semi buried boxes.
2005-03-17 15:40 - TP0044 (Kinsleith)
Easy to find, and exposed. However there are roadworks in the area and the bolt was almost buried by a few tons of road rubble. It may yet get buried.
2005-03-17 15:15 - TP0996 (Ballomill)
Easy to get at along a track/cyclepath beside the railway. Good condition, resin plug. No open sightholes, patially buried on the railway side. GS woodpecker about and they were busy planting tatties in the field next door.
2005-03-17 15:00 - TP4212 (Kilwhiss)
GPS pointed to roadside at a junction with a track. No sign of anything and no hiding place. Warm afternoon, larks singing and area given over to arable use, freshly cultivated fields. Number from Trigonomy files...
Kilwiss The site , looking towards the Lomonds.
2005-03-13 22:54 - TP2721 (Dalcrue)
Binn Hill's sister... Lovely parkland knoll once surrounded by a dyke.. Accessible by crossing a landfill site, happily capped and grassed. Plovers and curlews calling... Very cold. Felling battered after an afternoon "skiing" in the Monadh Liath.
2005-03-12 15:00 - TP4250 (Kirk Hill)
Quickie Yeaman bag.. The trig is below the summit but still a good view over the Girvan Water. Very fine scenery around here. Easy stroll up from an unfenced road.
2005-03-12 13:30 - TP5822 (Saugh Hill)
Traverse of Trowier Hill, very enjoyable... Trig is one of those plateless ones that are common around here.... Very clean and unweathered. Fine view of Ailsa Craig, Arran, Kintyre, Ireland, the Galloway hills and snowcapped Ben Lomond.
2005-03-12 10:00 - TP6319 (Tarelgin)
Top is flaking away, resin plug insert. Overlooks a colliery site - quite a big one, not yet landscaped out of existance. View northward to snow covered Highland hills.
2005-03-12 09:44 - TP0062 (Watston)
Uncovered and an easy find.
2005-03-12 09:00 - TP0067 (Smallburn)
Partially uncovered, amongst the roots of a rowan next to a neat and attractive picnic area.
2005-03-10 16:00 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)
12/1/05 Again, this is my local pillar, after the brief reign of Carlton Hill. So it seemed fitting to go up and pay my respects, once the wind stopped blowing. Still there without a plug. 10/3/05 Quick visit, but did not hang around.. very cold wind. Still in same condition.
2005-02-20 15:00 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)
Walked over Easter Craiglockhart Hill and up the usual winter only steep vegetated slope and past the MEGC turf farm. Great view to Ben More and Stobinnian, very snow covered. Ledi somewhat blacker. Nowt on the Pentlands. More folk walking up the hill than golfers golfing. Since my last visit, the summit area is much cleaner.
2005-02-19 18:30 - TP6475 (Tibbermore)
Too cold for gomls and their lackies. No signs now... Field ploughed but not cultivated so was able to procede. Took a while to find in the moonlight, and the FB was hidden by dead brambles, did not get a usable photo. Unremarkable except for the cold. Unlike the previous trig (1000 metres higher), there was no wind.
2005-02-19 13:07 - TP1959 (Carn Gorm)
Cowered behind it during a blizzard, when it cleared could see that the pillar was recumbent (Its a normal pillar) There was a depression in the now top surface, I wonder if thats where the FB was. I did not investigate too closely due to difficulties with staying attached to the hill, coupled with the cold. Cold wild walk up from Loch Rannoch.
2005-02-18 10:45 - TP6296 (Symington Mill)
Another Lanark Crumbly. Bronzework is all there, but only just due to cow/frost damage of what must have been dodgy concrete. Not too muddy right now. No animals, and recent occupation was be sheep. Very low lying spot, views only of the surrounding hills.
2005-02-18 10:30 - TP0072 (Causewayend)
There is now a new streetlamp standard on the island. Much evidence of hole diggery - almost certainly electrics for the lamp. Roadworks in progress just down the Coulter road. Amongst the disturbed earth there was some plastic sacking, digging here is futile. Maybe the OS will unearth it one day.
Causewayend Isle of Lost Hubcaps: New lamp post.
2005-02-18 10:15 - TP2029 (Castle Hill)
Crumbling away.. Definitely was a quality problem with the concrete when they built some of the pillars in SE Lanarkshire.(Mount Hill and Symington similarly affected.) Lovely spot on a hill fort. Very clear views of Culter Fell, Broomy Law and the Broughton Heights. First lark song of the year too.
2005-02-18 09:35 - TP3438 (Grange Hill)
Good condition and intact. Easy walk up from Lamancha past scrounging pony and sheep. Fine views of the Pentlands.
2005-02-17 20:25 - TP6518 (Tomtain)
Plug missing. Very rough concrete, BSM type. Short muddy walk up from the road , very good views of Glasgow's lights. Started in moonlight, and then it started raining. Still light enough to see though.
2005-02-15 18:35 - TP5585 (Rangely Kipp)
Very good condition and intact. View is very fine indeed, sadly the Mounth could only just be made out in a haze, but no problems with the Firth and the islands. Good numbers of roe deer and snipe on the hill. Not as bad a heather flounder as expected in a lovely 3 mile circuit on a day with more than a hint of spring about it.
2005-02-14 11:30 - TP0997 (Balmanno Hill)
Sorry to intrude on personal grief, but the view is something special. Especially of the snowy Mounth and Glen Almond hills and down the Tay. Lovely high level walk along an escarpment , past a flight pool with heron to a small rocky tump with a pristine white pillar. Even still got its plug.
2005-02-14 11:00 - TP1370 (Binn Hill)
Glad its winter... Bet it mings rotten in summer. Feel sorry for the farmer - and the folk of Glenfarg. Bet they thought the lorries were gone when the M90 was opened. First time down the glen since the motorway opened. Great view northward though. Big snowy things everywhere. Surprisingly easy access what with the landfill road. Expected to have to work a bit harder for this one, Intact
2005-02-14 10:00 - TP7099 (Yellow Hill)
Concrete malfunction hole noted. In good condition and intact with a very fine view over the Lomond Hills. Some deer about.
2005-02-14 09:30 - TP0043 (Blairfield)
22/7/04 Too much vegetation and too many stones. Prodder came up with too many false positives and the digging was hard. Will try again in a more sensible season. 14/2/05 Its now winter and as noted - its uncovered and easy to find. Arrow still there.
2005-02-13 15:05 - TP4240 (Kinniny Braes)
As is obvious from the map, its in an arms dump for the Navy. As it has recently disappeared from the OS maps I thought that I would try and see if I could get a distant view. Probably possible to see it from Crombie- but I saw nothing sticking up in the/ right direction. When the oats are harvested you can get to where the perimeter fence is nearest. May try a telescope look from West Lothian. Would be nice to know if its still there. 13/2/05Had a look with the bins from the Binns and Blackness Castle.. Not one hundred percent sure its a trig, but it looks like it could still be there. Need a follow up with a telescope, as all sorts of junk sticks up on military land.
2005-02-13 14:00 - TP1372 (Binns Hill)
Its snowdrop time again, so a visit to the Binns was called for... A very good display on a very windy day. Not too bad up at the tower with a fine view over to the Ochils, snow above 600m.Concrete insert.
2005-02-12 16:00 - TP0058 (Glen Fruin)
Mark taken off for the downhill view, say no more. Lovely if you look the other way though. On the old Fruin road and dead easy to spot with the paint.
2005-02-12 15:00 - TP4620 (Mam Mor)
Going to have to check the existance of this one with a scope.I thought I could see it from Beinn a Mhanaich, but it what I saw could have been some military equipment. Its firmly within the defensive perimeter of Coulport sub. base. Barring a freakish outbreak of sanity, you wont get this one. Fortunately the neighbouring Yeaman,while still on military lane is outwith the perimeter, but folk have been harrassed on it. Probably for parking on the military road - a big No No.
Mam Mor Across from Beinn a Mhanaich... Trig or military junk? The Coulport fence is easily visible.
2005-02-12 15:00 - TP0057 (Gallow Hill)
Well buried, not equipped for holediggery, as this visit was last minute on account of getting blown off the local hills... Pleasant spot, a sunny break between the squalls. Getting to it was a hassle, it was once a deer farm, and the only gate in was down at the TV mast. Good views except for the mast of the Luss Hills, Cowal, Helensburgh , Greenock and the Clyde. Worth the walk.
2005-02-06 12:10 - TP5150 (North Broomage)
Missed the M9 turning at Bannockburn, so took the chance offered and backtracked along this way to see where the pillar may have been. According to the grid ref I have just put in my track in the outside lane Northbound , missed by 60m. Location fits Iainmac's description. Southbound hard shoulderish. Now a cutting - trig symbol shown on my 1976 1:50000 map - with a projected motorway symbol over it. Number from Trigonomy database.
North Broomage Logged motorway journey against trig GR from database.
2005-02-06 09:30 - TP0880 (Ardsheal)
Vanessa in good condition and intact, still a fair bit of paint on, which has been scratched away to form letters. The SW aspect is very weathered, as is usual. Intact brasswork. Wish I could wire it up to get the git when it visits! Outstanding hill, great views again. Only problem, the phone mast below the summit. You have to pass through its radiation to get up (if coming up from Duror Hall) and it gave me the mother of all mobile phone headaches...
Ardsheal View northwards towards Ben Nevis
2005-02-05 13:20 - TP1211 (Beinn Na Gucaig)
Traditional pillar in good condition. Sadly the git had been here and the plug is missing. Very fine viewpoint, especially southwestward down the Firth of Lorne to Colonsay and Mull. Not so good for the big hills as it was snowing. Ardgour stayed sunny long enough for a view though. This hill is very rough, and the descent to Inchree along the ridge was aided by a quadbike track. Still hard going.
2005-01-30 15:47 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)
After the final reading of the number at Dunsapie, I did my guiding bit and showed a fellow bagger the exact location of the FBM and bolt. Then the Tass.
2005-01-30 15:36 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)
After the final reading of the number at Dunsapie, I did my guiding bit and showed a fellow bagger the exact location of the FBM and bolt. Then the Tass.
2005-01-30 15:00 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)
Got it.. Thanks to SaginaNivalis' telescope I was able to read the number.... Only 2 left now in Midlothian. Nasty fence still there. Returning to The Tass to continue the bagger's party.
Dunsapie Tank Number legible with a 'scope.
2005-01-28 10:00 - TP1910 (Carcant Hill)
Lovely morning with very clear air. While eastward views were blocked by forestry, the Moorfoots and Pentlands were very sharp and snow covered Ben Ledi(100km) could be seen between Capelaw Hill and Bells Hill. Pillar has lost some top surface to frost. All metal work OK , pillar still painted and the lower parts are covered in moss. Two horse riders passed by.
2005-01-27 13:25 - TP1421 (Black Hill Wester Bracco)
Beside the TV mast and defended by a very muddy/boggy approach. Good views to the Pentlands, Arran and Ben Vorlich. Overlooks Glasgow too. Area popular with vermin as every layby is a tip or covered in bevvy bottles. Pillar is intact - I suppose neds dont like bogs in the dark, and in good condition. BSM type.
2005-01-27 12:50 - TP3005 (Easter Fortissat)
Another BSM type - common in these parts. Intact and a good viewpoint. Arthurs Seat to the Loch Lomond Hills. Approached from the west - nice and boggy. Pillar is an owl perch on an attractive rocky tump.
2005-01-27 12:30 - TP5963 (Shotts Resr)
The map shows its on a circular reservoir. Now behind the fortifications there is a rectangular reservoir and no pillar. Striking bing nearby.
2005-01-27 11:05 - TP4206 (Kilncadzow Law)
BSM type and intact. Nearby phone mast had the engineers in - churned up the wet field in their 4*4. View of snowy stuff up north - Ben Ledi and the Luss Hills showing well. Also the usual Tinto, Coulter and Pentlands. Check out the bakery next to the obvious car park - you will not lose weight here.
2005-01-27 10:35 - TP4342 (Lang Hill)
Pillar is missing, the hill upon which it stood is missing too. This is an area of sandhills and the ridge you see today is one of a pair of parallel ridges. The pillar was on the other. Now after the aggregates industry have passed, there is a flat field here. Still on my 1992 1:50000 map and the current 1:25000 still shows the hill with a leveled spot height. The area is shown as forested on the 1923 map.
Lang Hill Once aptly named - looked like the hill in the background. Now a flat field.
2005-01-27 10:15 - TP6987 (Windy Gate)
Pentland outlier with masts on. Good view up to the southern Pentlands and over to Tinto. New windfarm has appeared over towards Forth. All metal work intact but some corners missing. Most trigs in this corner of Scotland are a wee bit battered. Used as a bovine scratching post and foundations showing. Owl perch too. As usual with the Lang Wang - parking can be awkward.
2005-01-27 09:40 - TP3178 (Firpark Wood)
They did not replant, so its easy to get at the trig. Top surface frost damaged and partly missing. Metalwork intact. Good views of Culter Fell and Tinto. Still white, due to protection from vanished trees. Got shouted at by local buzzard.
2005-01-26 15:35 - TP2352 (Collie Law)
Intact. On edge of wood whch contains the summit. Views northwards only (see wood above) but good ones of eastern Moorfoots and the Lammermuirs. Even a few Pentlands as well. Approached from the north to disappointment of the cattle (suckler cows - beware!) who were expecting a handout.
2005-01-23 19:07 - TP2497 (Craig Maid)
Very fine viewpoint. Sneaked up through the forest by a cunning route - thanks to whoever cut the path through the trees.. Moorland was very cold but big views of the Tweedsmuir hills. Also Queensberry Criffel , Skiddaw and the Lowthers. Patches of snow, otherwise a hard frost which made the bogland very friendly to walk on. Metal work intact.
2005-01-20 15:00 - TP6829 (Wester Cockairney)
A BsM type... 3200 being the first of its species. A fine viewpoint, surrounded by hills.. Dumglow, the Ochills,Lomonds and Benarty. Good view to Loch Leven. Top of a field recently occupied by cattle, intact.
2005-01-19 15:45 - TP7244 (Whittingehame)
Fought a big wind up the farm track. Easily visible beneath an ash tree. Very good views towards Edinburgh and Traprain Law.
2005-01-19 15:30 - TP0585 (Whittingehame FBM Aux 1)
25/6/04 Still wont shut, and proud of the ground. Bit of a state really. A rarity, an obvious Berntsen. 19/1/05 Still surviving. Gale blowing
2005-01-19 15:00 - TP6906 (Whitekirk Hill)
Still painted white. Golf course deserted. Good condition and intact, but paint on brasswork. Went up steeply from the south, presence of golf course betrayed by lost balls in the gorse (deposited on the 15th tee as swag for the next bunch of rough worriers.) Wind light - but within minutes a gale was going.
2005-01-13 09:50 - TP6559 (Toxside Hill)
Frost damage on top surface, metal work all there. This completed a run of 14 consecutive numbers (including two demolitions). Easy walk across from the south and some snowy hills to look at.
2005-01-13 09:25 - TP4231 (Kingside Edge)
Large chunks missing from the corners, and decaying to the coarse concrete within. All metal work present. Scrounging sheep and some good views of snowy Pentlands.
2005-01-09 13:55 - TP2303 (Coalyard Hill)
Intact, on fence line - very muddy.
2005-01-09 13:53 - TP0083 (Elie)
Well sort of. The sand and turf had returned, and I lifted it and felt the bolt without seeing it by lifting the sod. id not want to remove the turf.
Elie The corner of the concrete foundation of the bench.
2005-01-09 13:52 - TP4215 (Kincraig Hill)
Old gun emplacements, bit like Cramond Island. Views of Elie.
2005-01-03 13:36 - TP2247 (Clune Wood)
Intact with just a hint of view to Carn a Bhoideach and Loch Ness. Sadly its a ned parking area with burnouts and litter, but the trig is safely back in the trees and quite unharmed. Good looking orienteering terrain.
2004-12-31 12:33 - TP2656 (Cruban Beag)
Plug missing, otherwise OK. Good viewpoint with a brocken spectre. Lovely craggy hill, up from the north. Southern approaches now planted.
2004-12-27 12:15 - TP2417 (Corner Cop)
Concrete replacement. Cursneh Hill is no longer wooded, and a popular Lempster* tobogganing run. Snow melting.. Returning from another trip to New Radnor as I had left my skis behind in the carpark the day before. *Ye olde spellynge :-)
2004-12-26 15:30 - TP3638 (Harps)
Normal Christmas activity, returning from a day in the Radnor Forest. Lovely views of the surrounding snowy hills, Intact on a sheep undermined plinth. Sheep grazing turnips in the field, so muddy. Popped in after a pint at the Radnor Arms (The Harp was closed)
2004-12-26 11:02 - TP5200 (Nyth Grug)
Good snow conditions, the local shepherds had been skiing here, using their tractor for uplift. Pillar in good shape by a fence line. Great run down to the track, just in time as a pack of tossers on trail bikes had turned up to kill off some more moorland. Radnor Forest in Christmas card mode.
2004-12-25 10:50 - TP0723 (Bleathwood)
Still there and intact. Started snowing heavily when at the pillar.
2004-12-25 09:30 - TP5971 (Shuttocks Hill)
Easy walk up from the green lane/bridleway to the east. (Winter). Partly buried, needed to uncover the FB. Good views to the great limestone ridge and Clees. Pheasant country.
2004-12-23 19:17 - TP4158 (Kemphill)
In a row of mature oaks, next to a recently ploughed field. Intact and in good condition.
2004-12-23 16:00 - TP5737 (Rosemount)
In a beech hedge and I missed it first time, walking far too far west. Found it on the way out. Arable and berry country, Spring crops so still stubble. Hedge recently cut, pillar intact.
2004-12-23 14:00 - TP4936 (Mount Blair)
Horribly desecrated top. Infamous mast is bad enough, but Orange dont really give a toss. In building it, they just drove loads of vehicles up the hill and now there are gullies forming. As an antidote to the metalwork, there is now a new viewpoint indicator , which compliments the big cairn and is a very clear rendering of the BIG VIEW. Trig is cracked at base and ready to topple. Visit while you can. No plug.
2004-12-19 16:35 - TP4606 (Maggie Duncans Hill)
Bits flaking off. This is cattle country so more will be rubbed off. Lovely view of the last of the sunset and Stirling. Very cold, froze the bogs except one...Squelch.Electric fences were off. Tried to get this before, but left due to standing crops. Just stubble today. Tarry concrete insert replacement
2004-12-19 12:30 - TP1307 (Ben Venue)
Its stone built and falling apart. Top missing. Amazing midwinter day with big views to Arran,Campsies, Pentlands, Ben Lawers, Ben More and Arrochar. Cloudless and very cold. Enough snow to make the going interesting and descent was icy in places. Returned via summit and boggy corrie to Loch Achray.
2004-12-18 14:30 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)
16/02/2004 Tiptoed through the dog-eggs to visit this one. Got chased by one of the turd dispensers as well. In a corner of the park, great view of Easter Road and the Meadowbank floodlights. 18/12/04 Passed by on the way back from Arthur's Seat, walking to the pub. Easter Road floodlights on, but nothing from Meadowbank.. City must be away.
2004-12-18 14:30 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)
16/2/2004 A bolt in one of the many outcrops in Holyrood Park. Very close to the benchmark with the same dog hazards. 18/12/04 Passed over it on the way down from Arthur's Seat to the pub
2004-12-18 14:15 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)
A quick visit to the Inn Pinn of Embra trigs. Natty razor wire. Much prefer the Ruardean Hill approach. Had a peek through the fence from the park. Must try and ambush a lawn mowing party in the summer. 27/7/04 Still in its cage. 18/12/04 Still in its cage. Not likely to find mowers right now.
2004-12-18 13:00 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)
First visit for a few years. Big changes, pitched paths and a reinforced trig pillar. OK except for the inevitably missing plug and graffiti. Great view again, and very cold, puddles iced over. Snow on the Pentlands. A few other morning visitors. Good to see an old friend again. -----27/7/04 Muggy evening, covered in flying ants. Pillar very heavily graffied now - perhaps some are best not painted white. -----13/10/04 Lunchbreak visit. Pillar which is now chorten shaped is now decked with prayer flags. ------18/12/04 Cold day but a suntrap just below the summit. Up with the Desparados MC (no connection) christmas meet. Much mulled wine and mincepies and a lovely view of the Southern Uplands from Bass Rock to the Coulter Fells. Braved the wind for a view of snowcovered Highland hills.
The summit With a bright white trig©fasgadh
2004-12-17 18:00 - TP5076 (Nether Shiels)
Moonlighting... Not so bad when its out, but at the summmit it was snowing hard and dark. Could just see the lights from Over Sheils, did not want to be seen by them. On moorland near a forest corner. Intact. Approached from east up through the forest. Mixed going, mostly easy, even in the dark. Even a small dusting of snow makes things brighter. Unfortunately the drive back to Stow was very icy.. Glad to be back in the land of thegritter.
2004-12-17 16:00 - TP0084 (Avenel Plantation)
Should not be too difficult.. I had a go, but found out when I got there that I had lost my trowel. A quick descent into Gala to buy another one failed miserably.... Too small for a Jobbies Garden World, and the hardware shops were waiting for spring. The guy in the army surplus shop did not even know what a trowel was.... Anyway, its still up there.. I'll be Back!
2004-12-17 15:40 - TP6657 (Upper Blainslie)
Two consecutive numbers out of two... In a quarried cattle grazing field just off a small road,a nd as I found out later the Southern Upland Way. I went in through the shelterbelt. Intact and good condition, cattle polished.
2004-12-17 15:00 - TP6168 (Staunchley Hill)
Inside a sheep fank.. Most unusual location, but good shelter for the survey teams. Also nearby is one of those Southern Upland staples.. An old lorry body sporting the livery of a long dead haulage company. Lovely walk over the moor on a cold bright afternoon. Pillar intact.
2004-12-13 15:40 - TP5862 (Seat Hill)
Lovely walk over from Darlees Rig, on a suitably dark deep winter day. Strange blockhouse nearby, looks like some wartime comms installation. Was there a mast up here? Trig in good condition, as often the case a handy owl perch. Intact.
2004-12-13 14:30 - TP2733 (Darlees Rig)
Small rocky top in the sodden southern Pentlands. A good rough bogtrot. Pillar in good condition with good views of the surrounding cloud.
2004-12-10 20:30 - TP4209 (Kilspindie Golf Links)
In from the south (hotel) on a starry night. Around some sort of scheme for Rich People and across the course. Hit the pillar without difficulty. View across to Fife and the lights on the Binn mast. Big headlights from the ghetto helped me find my way back. Good condition,home to a slug.
2004-12-05 17:00 - TP4372 (Lawheads Farm)
Behind a poultry unit. Been past many times on the train. Easy to find in the dark. Felt a bit exposed letting off the flash gun though. Another view of Livingston..Intact and in good condition.
2004-12-05 16:20 - TP0074 (Brookbank)
Easy enough even in the near dark, thanks to pacing. Its 2/3 of the way between a big post and a hawthorn tree. Partly exposed, needed a wee bit of digging. Would be hard in summer. Parking is awkward - take care.
2004-12-05 15:40 - TP2435 (Corston Hill)
Fed up of working so popped out for the last hour of daylight. Very pleasant wander up from the Cauldstane Slap carpark, fence not a problem. Easy terrain. Continued over to Auchinoon Hill with its standing stone summit. Strange hills, outliers "the wrong side" of the Lang Wang. Still have a Pentland feel to it. Trig in good condition, a bit of flaking but nothing serious. Unfortunate view to the north, but another trig fro viewing football grounds, this time Ferranti Thistle. There is a seismological survey station around here somewhere - possibly on the south slopes of Auchinoon
Corston Hill Metal
2004-12-04 13:45 - TP4945 (Mount Main)
Very good condition and intact. Still got some paint as well. Dodged deep heather, tussocks and gomls to enjoy a good wee round on the unfashionable end of the hardly popular Moorfoots.
2004-11-28 14:00 - TP5912 (Shannoch)
Well buried in fight.. A wet ride is the key to getting in to this one... Trees are flourishhing, as is the gorse. Again good condition.
2004-11-28 10:00 - TP0042 (Farkhill)
Bit of a search required.. but the OS sketch did the trick.. Nice of them to stud a fencepost. Well buried. Get there quick before it grows over again. Farkhill is not a farm anymore, but another ruddy Southfark.--- Would I do such a thing...? Must remember to replace all divots.
2004-11-28 09:30 - TP2761 (Denmarkfield)
Easy walk up from the kirk.. Not ploughing to the edge helps. In a shelter belt with restricted views now, but outside the trees a good north view to the Highland Line.. On the way to a not too enjoyable orienteering event. Still got some paint on it.
2004-11-26 18:00 - TP3941 (Hilton)
Middle of a stubble field.. No winter crops - Yay!!! Easy one almost a drive up. They have lit Mossmoran up again, so big flame in the view. Need to ask them for a tip - I sometimes have arguments with unlightable bunsens. Loads of lights from Edinburgh too.
2004-11-26 17:10 - TP2922 (Duniface Hill)
Moonlight stroll up from old railway. View of Methil - memories of watching games atthe old Bayview - square goal posts and all. Loads of gorse but even in the dark, easy to find a way. Plug missing.
2004-11-26 16:30 - TP6645 (Tyrie Farm)
Just outside Kirkaldy - views to Starks Park as well as down the Forth. Just about possible to follow the dyke beside the winter crops. Plug replaced, slightly chipped. Farmer has a tonka with the name of the farm as the number plate....
2004-11-26 16:10 - TP7138 (Kinghorn)
Somewhere on the side of a farm access lane.. but where? Vegetation has died back but still no sign of the wee block of granite.
2004-11-26 15:40 - TP0582 (Kinghorn FBM Aux 1)
Somebody has recently had a very good try at finding it. Lots of digging and prodding visible in the rough location. Its obviously well buried and buried under clinker and other rubbish.. Good luck!
Kinghorn FBM Aux 1 Is down there somewhere... Lots of recent digging, but no sign of it.©fasgadh
2004-11-26 15:25 - TP0077 (Craigencalt)
Another good Firth viewpoint.. down to the Bass Rock and other islands. Lammermuirs Moorfoots and Pentlands... Easy roadsider. OS GPS plaque.
2004-11-26 14:00 - TP1012 (Bankhead)
Lovely views over the Firth of Forth. Easy walk up an empty field. Intact metalwise but with a chunk missing off a corner.
2004-11-20 17:10 - TP1612 (Bredisholm Branch Cutting)
2-4-6-8 Definitely too late for this one. Checked the GR against a drive along the M73, returning from a rather enjoyable Scotland v Australia rugby international at Hampden. Examined path on GPS at home, Outside lane northbound or central reservation in a deep cutting.
2004-11-07 15:30 - TP0080 (Tathieknowe)
Passed by on the way down from Torfichen Hill. Still a midden , but stud is easily visible. You will not be needing your dibber.
Tathieknowe View towards Broad Law , our descent route from Torfichen Hill.
2004-11-07 15:00 - TP6533 (Torfichen Hill)
Imagination used to score it as the clag came in just before we got there. Great views of Edinburgh from the Southern Upland fault scarp earlier. Pillar is flaking with frost damage. Intact. Did a short round from the Blackhope track.
2004-10-24 12:00 - TP0931 (Auchnahannet)
Beinn Mhor, Auchnahannetis a place under a similar hill, Tom Mor, near Carn na Loine, about 10km to the east , the otherside of Grantown. Supposedly a great viewpoint, but today only icy rain. A lovely hill in wooded surroundings with some very yellow birks. Heather on the moorland part was friendly, so an easy walk. Two first logs in a weekend.. Nice! Pillar in very good condition and intact.
2004-10-23 14:06 - TP1973 (Carn Na Loine)
Plug missing, otherwise fine. Up in Strathspey for a birthday party/gathering of baggers. Lovely undemanding walk amongst the autumn colours.
2004-10-17 14:47 - TP0085 (Rugged Knowes)
Good view of North Berwick. Sketch confusing but I found it soon enough.
2004-10-16 18:00 - TP0565 (Bridge of Orchy FBM Aux 1)
Easy find... You can even camp on it.
Bridge of Orchy FBM Aux 1 On a West Highland Way campsite.
2004-10-16 18:00 - TP0040 (Bridge Of Orchy)
On the bridge.. Visited on way back from Glen Dessarry.
Bridge Of Orchy Ben Dorain in background.
2004-10-16 16:00 - TP7158 (Bridge of Orchy)
No luck after long search
2004-10-10 11:00 - TP3077 (Esperston Law)
Corner of a wood near a disused limestone quarry. Easy to get to, grass not grazed for some time, and dying off.
2004-10-10 10:45 - TP2003 (Carrington)
Lovely spot, a limestone knoll stillwith some flowers left.They had replanted already, but easy to get at from the south as there is a big area of rough grassland, no crops. Very good condtion
2004-10-09 13:00 - TP0672 (Ben Cleugh)
Another visit, on way to Blairdenon Hill, my last Donald. Still in good nick, pillar that is, I was limping.
2004-10-08 18:00 - TP6531 (Tor Wood)
Track is now blocked by a nedproof gate. This can be passed by a bushwhack. The track passes a lot of electricity stuff including piles of insulators. Pillar is under a rat's nest of cables and pylons. Concrete plug repalacement.
2004-10-08 15:40 - TP6401 (The Mains)
Bits missing off the corner. A few too many to be merely slightly damaged. An infamous beast, in thick undergrowth and guarded by a ditch and a landfill site. Went in from the west and found the crossing point near the pipeline marker. Nettlewhacked to the pillar. One of the lowest in Scotland at 4m.
2004-10-06 16:25 - TP4410 (Libberton Mains)
On way back from Notman Law. Easy walk across stubble. Intact.
2004-10-03 16:21 - TP1510 (Blyth Muir)
Pleasant if wet walk up from above Blyth Bridge. Good condition but eroded around base. Intact, wit a few names scratched into the bronze.
2004-10-01 17:00 - TP2724 (Dalginch)
Between two fences next to a field of very excited cow/calves, who were expecting a handout. Good conditio, edge on view of the Lomonds.
2004-10-01 16:10 - TP5645 (Rhind Hill)
Good condition and cattle polished. On a trail around a community woodland (Woodland Trust).
2004-10-01 15:00 - TP2853 (Drumain)
Very good condition and intact. Southern edge of the Lomond Hills with fine views southward to the Forth. Second generation of trees coming on now, but the view will still be there for a while.
2004-09-27 18:00 - TP0579 (Linlithgow FBM Aux 1)
Found it at second attempt. Vegetation too high last time. Now mown, the depression beneath the mown grass was obvious.
2004-09-27 17:25 - TP6777 (Waukmilton)
Plug replacement, hooks flattened but otherwise OK. Corner of a field outside Linlithgow.
2004-09-25 15:30 - TP0064 (Fintry)
Usual stone with a stud in it that you get in these parts. Not too hard to find. Lots of good hill views.
2004-09-25 14:35 - TP2508 (Craigash)
Got to touch but not read. I was not going to crawl through the hedge today.. Just off a roadway to a farm or former farm. Again good Glasgow views.
Craigash Worm's eye view
2004-09-25 14:15 - TP4963 (Mugdock Hill)
BSM type intact. Overlooks the reservoirs and Glasgow, not far from the Milngavie FBM. This is high density trigging. Field full of horses, 747 landing at Abbotsinch.. Take it that the big houses have double glazing.
2004-09-25 14:10 - TP7165 (Milngavie)
Easy... Its on one of those mown verges with the white stones to stop you messing up the grass. A lot of land grabbing round here. A granite block, no height plaque and extremely easy to see.
2004-09-25 14:00 - TP0576 (Milngavie FBM Aux 1)
Too much vegetation and no sketch. GR suggests it was over the dyke not on the verge, but I expect its just my old GPS error. If over the wall, there has been a lot of disturbance of the earth. Must dig out the sketch. Very attractive location though.
2004-09-20 17:00 - TP6854 (Wether Law)
Corner gone, and Jack Frost has started work elsewhere. Intact metalwork. Althgough near road, its real moorland country with some tough going. Still blowing a hooly. Height not listed on 1:50 000 map. Looks like two trigging raids on Berwickshire today.
2004-09-20 16:17 - TP0089 (Duns Mill)
Had a good prod and dig.. failed miserably. Lots of false positives in the stoney ground.
2004-09-20 15:00 - TP7206 (Duns Common (R))
The railings are a great help, otherwise it really would be lost in the forest. Quite a long walk by FBM standards but very enjoyable. First time in Duns Woods for 25 years.
2004-09-20 14:00 - TP6900 (Whiteburn)
Roadside, cap mising , otherwise OK. Heavy rain and strong winds.
2004-09-19 14:00 - TP2990 (East Lomond)
AKA Falkland Hill. First visit from Milnathort via Bishop Hill and West Lomond.Latest visit: Up after orienteering on West Lomond.. wild and windy. Unusually far below the summit.
2004-09-18 17:45 - TP5565 (Rachan Hill)
Good condition in clearing just below the summit of Rachan Hill. Old hill fort. Pillar is intact.
2004-09-15 18:40 - TP3933 (Hillside)
Good nick, and intact.
2004-09-15 18:00 - TP6828 (Wester Balgedie)
Roadside, and a survivor of road realignment. The old field boundary is visible. Painted white and intact. "BSM" type. Lovely view of Loch Leven.
2004-09-15 17:30 - TP2963 (East Auchmuir)
Rough grazing land beneath the Lomonds. Very good views of the Firth of Forth and the hills beyond, including Arthur's Seat. Intact and good condition.
2004-09-15 17:00 - TP4635 (Manorleys)
No cattle. View restricted by lack of height, but I could see th Bass Rock, Tinto and an array of Pentlands and Lammermuirs. Easy from the south, via a stone track. Good condition and intact. Grotty industrial surroundings, pylons, worked out coal holes and some dodgy looking heavy lums. Pillar is built on exposed rock.
2004-09-15 15:00 - TP4149 (Keirsbeath Ridge)
29/03/2004 Housebuilders at it here too. This time the pillar survived and although roadside, is at the bottom of someone's garden. Concrete plug replacement. 15/9/04 Passed by when cycling out to Kelty to retrieve a broken down car. Still there and OK
2004-09-15 14:30 - TP2820 (Dover Heights)
29/3/04:Its leaning, but otherwise intact and OK. Persimmon are closer now, and I got in by wandering through the garden of a nearly built house. Otherwise fenced in on all sides. A lot of trees planted around the hill top, so it looks like the pillar is safe for now. Destined to be a feature in a park. 15/9/04. Still there .. Persimmons houses are mostly occupied now. Trees a bit larger. I am still sure they dont intend to build this far up.
2004-09-07 19:45 - TP3612 (Hardgatehead Farm)
Arrived at sunset, in from the south. Well used by the local herd for hide maintainance. Very much cattle country, usual game of playing spot the bull, this time a charolais. Balloon passed overhead on a still evening.
2004-09-07 18:10 - TP5335 (Pearie Law)
Deep in the dreaded sitka. Intact, but missing a couple of corners, no views. Would have been a lovely view of Tinto before the trees. Access from the Lanarkshire border via a wet and very slippery ride. Parked in access road to the afore mentioned car park. No "nice" people about!
2004-09-07 17:50 - TP0983 (Balgreen)
By field boundary, mapped track has lost one of its fences. Views to the Pentlands and Cairnapple Hill. Round bailer at work next door. Metalwork intact.
2004-09-07 09:27 - TP3225 (Fordel Mains)
Had hoped that the field would be harvested, but it had only been half done. Better looking wheat than I saw in England last month, and the current warm spell may mean that somenody gets a good harvest. Still accessable via 10m of tramline. Good condition. Easy to get at via track to vodaphone mast, as mentioned below. 1:25000 shows its in a field boundary, but that is gone. The pillar is a bit of an obstacle to arable farming, and must be considered endangered.
2004-09-02 19:05 - TP3937 (Hillwood)
Interesting access, distracted from the true path by Tiso's and packaged climbing. Prices steeper than the routes! Once out of the centre, no small task, the next obstacle was the loopy heifers chasing me up to the pillar. Fortunately the young simmental bull was laid back and not a problem. Cattle handling skills were an asset here. Pillar was attractively placed considering the motorway just missed it, intact and in good condition on apartly wooded knoll. The nearby Union Canal is a great walk...
2004-09-02 18:15 - TP2463 (Cousland)
In a hedgerow just off the Livingston-Whitburn road. No parking nearby so biked in. Again some digging required to get at the number, nettle roots are tough - top tip they dont sting down by the roots so just get stuck in. It was well buried again. Intact metal, but the hedge trimmers have taken their toll one big corner chunk missing and a smaller corner chunk as well.
2004-09-02 17:50 - TP2531 (Craigshill)
Livingston ate it. Site is a lawn outside a block of flats. The area would make a good street orienteering area.
Craigshill The site
2004-09-02 17:30 - TP2752 (Dechmont Law)
On a typical Lothians volcanic outcrop in a park above Livingston, but with fine views of the briges and Pentlands as well as not so fine a view of Livvy. Could not see Ferranti Thistle's latest ground though. Amazingly given the location the metal work was intact.
2004-09-02 16:40 - TP5548 (Pyothall)
In a hedgerow easily visited from the north. FB faces towards Edinburgh, which is easily visible. Good views of Binny Craig and the Pentlands. Good condition, but the plug's missing.
2004-09-02 16:00 - TP4052 (Humbie Farm)
Previously thwarted by crops on this one, but now they have managed to combine the field, its an easy visit. Very good condition, in a hedgerow. Buzzard in residence. Intact.
2004-08-31 11:01 - TP1426 (Black Law)
Lovely moor in bloom with loads of blaeberries. Biked in on the forest road and a quick blast up through the forest to enjoy some rather fine views, even the one of the Bowbeat Power Station. Pillar is in good condition and intact. Still white, except for the weathered western aspect.
2004-08-26 11:38 - TP3310 (Garelet Hill)
Still there in its extreme weathered state. The western aspect as usual is taking the worst. The smooth concrete has gone leaving a pebbly 'conglomerate' slowly decaying. The metal work is intact. Need to finish all but one Donald by early October, and this ridge contained all the remaining tops. Got three in before the rain started. No photos.. looked far too wet to risk the camera.
2004-08-25 17:30 - TP1096 (Beacon Fell)
No grid ref or photo taken here. Was running the permanent orienteering course when the thunder turned up. Quick visit to the summit to bag ttheClem and ran back to the woods very fast!! Ran the rest of the course in torrential rain, ommiting the last legs over the open fell at the top. Managed to finishing changing out of the wet kit as the first chavs of the evening turned up clutching their lagaer andvodka bottles - close! They know when the wardens knock off. Pillar is in good condition, metalwork polished by all the visitors. The top has a toposcope embeded in it. I did not linger to read it.
Beacon Fell Storm clouds from the carpark.
2004-08-25 17:00 - TP0141 (White Hill)
Not so easy now the grass is long. Had to resort to tape measure and prodder, bity it was only covered in grass and liquid mud. The verge is a swamp. Thunder rumbling away.
White Hill ©fasgadh
2004-08-25 16:00 - TP3859 (Hill House Farm)
Field very wet. Easily visited.
2004-08-24 18:52 - TP4419 (Lindley)
Have had a couple of gos at this one.. Always miss the combine by a day or so. I hate winter crops!
2004-08-23 17:43 - TP4695 (Maulds Meaburn Moor)
Not moorland now, but a cattle pasture. Easily visited, just as well as the thunder was about and I had just bottled out of two other trigs involving long exposed walks and I wanted at least one visit. Intact and OK - carries an adoption plaque..
2004-08-21 18:30 - TP6652 (Under Bolton)
Passed by in the morning hoping that the crop had been cut - they were doing it! Tried again in the evening and the field had been combined , baled and the bales lifted. Easy stroll across the stubble. Intact and in good condition
2004-08-21 17:15 - TP4527 (Long Yester)
Passed by on the way down from Lammer Law. On a small knoll and in good condition. Take care here. In 2006 I was reported to the police , who told me to stay clear of private land !!!! by the farmer. I was not at the trig which is close to the farm but 1/2 mile away looking over a gate for geograph.org.uk Best call at the farm for this one.
2004-08-21 16:00 - TP4332 (Lammer Law)
Intact and in good condition next to a very large cairn on the second highest hill in the range. Walked up from Hopes past silly no bike signs , quoting erosion (apparantly bulldozers and landrovers dont do this) The hills here are covered in roads! Lovely walk up past Hopes Reservoir. Fortunately cairn was covered in wasps not the trig. Fine view to Arrochar and the Perthsire hills with Schiehallion popping up behind Kirkcaldy.
2004-08-21 11:38 - TP5866 (Seggarsdean)
Good condition, plastic plug replacement. Coos watching carefully.
2004-08-20 18:15 - TP4500 (Loch Hill)
In from west, muddy harvested field (peas?) followed by a field of set aside which was mostly long grass and occasional oats. Pillar is set in the wall, and I too did not bother climbing over the pillar to get the flush bracket - thats what cameras are for - eyes on the end of your arms. Intact and in good condition.
2004-08-18 13:10 - TP0564 (Loch Leven FBM Aux 1)
Still well moss covered, but the photo is useful. Nice to hit one at last after a few faliures. Raining rather a lot.
2004-08-18 13:00 - TP0486 (Loch Tarff)
Almost buried in the heather, still pouring down.
2004-08-18 12:55 - TP0557 (Glen Moriston FBM Aux 1)
No diagram, and a lot of acres to search beside a car park. Look out for the chaffinches!
2004-08-18 12:00 - TP7227 (Glen Moriston)
Glad to have found this one.. Its well mossed over on the edge of a chalet park and near the old bridge.
2004-08-18 10:45 - TP0483 (Glen Cluanie)
Easy to find, but not too many views, its ****ing down. Standard concrete block
2004-08-15 15:40 - TP7198 (Dornie)
Its a jungle out there.. Will return in winter
2004-08-15 15:25 - TP0556 (Dornie FBM Aux 1)
No sketch available, did not look for long - Midge Attack!
2004-08-15 15:00 - TP0871 (Ardelve)
Easy as they get.. roadside vanessa by the new Dornie Bridge. The roadworks could have done for it, but it survived, and is freshly painted.
2004-08-15 13:00 - TP0954 (Bad A' Chreamha)
Another good view, but a pig of a walk to get up there, rough ground. Plenty of ticks as well. Horrid hot wet day.
2004-08-14 14:28 - TP1156 (Beinn Bhan)
Stone built pillar on the top of one of Scotlands finest hills. Views just as good. Plug missing. Spent the night at the top of the Bealach na Ba road in an attempt to get away from the midges.
2004-08-14 10:00 - TP0019 (Tornapress)
Edge of a manhole cover beside the road. Easily found and very scenic.
2004-08-09 16:00 - TP0020 (Druim Breac)
A rivit in a boulder. Nearby viewpoint indictor has been scummerised. Glad it was easily found as midges are murder here.
The site No detail as I was out of there...... Vistors will be eaten!
2004-08-07 16:30 - TP0484 (Ullapool)
Easily found, about the only bit that is not gorse. Concrete block, good condition
2004-08-07 15:49 - TP0021 (Loch Droma)
Easy with the sketch.. rivet in a boulder job. Lovely views of the Dirrie More hills
2004-08-06 15:40 - TP1992 (Carneil Hill)
BSM type with a good view above Oakley. Could see to Coulter Fell. Ina field full of friesians. The top had been repaired with new concrete at one time and the plug replaced with concrete.
2004-08-05 20:00 - TP4223 (Kings Seat)
At last ahead of the thunderstorms that have followed me up from Lancashire (Sampool Bridge Nr Kendal). But only just! In a big field of improved grassland before the Midlotian badlands begin. Hazy view of the Pentlands. Very good condition.
2004-08-05 15:45 - TP0137 (Sampool Bridge)
Cannot get any easier. A rivet in a kerbstone with a bloody great pink arrow pointing at it. Just ahead of the thunderstorm, so a gimme - hills are out right now, so no Arnside Knott today :-( Decided to have a meal at Wilf's and sit the storm out before some evening bagging.
2004-08-05 15:17 - TP6761 (Warton Crag)
Lovely hill, best of all is the fairytale forest that you walk through to get up it. Views not so good today due to approaching thunderstorm and sharp exit required. Ugly beacon nearby - they are soooo naff. Fortunately hidden by trees. Nearby limestone outcrop provdes the viewpoint. Reasonable condition, but plug missing.
2004-08-04 20:13 - TP0253 (Cosby)
Easy.. there is a bloody great arrow pointing to it. Block with a bolt, not buried.
2004-08-02 16:20 - TP0513 (Wolsingham)
Easy find as there is a sketch... Good condiotion with a height plaque.
2004-08-02 15:55 - TP3432 (Grange Farm)
Hiding in long grass in the corner of a field. Roadside, but not visible from the road. Intact. Was a bit cheesed off as the rand had disappeared from my GPS. Thought it was lost, but it turned up in the end.
2004-08-02 15:45 - TP3074 (Esh)
Gone, as observed... A big field.
Esh Gone gone gone
2004-08-02 15:30 - TP4051 (Humber Hill)
Distinctive hill with old quarry on the top. Foundations visible and a slight chip to the edge of the top , not enough for slightly damged though. Concrete plug replacement.
2004-08-02 15:00 - TP5494 (Pontop Pike)
An easy short walk to Clem number 3 for the day. This hill sprouts a lot of masts, fortunately the footpath network splits up the compounds and the pillar is free range. Looks a popular spot yet the pillar is intact.
2004-08-02 14:15 - TP1032 (Barley Hill)
Another drive up, welcome after the horrors of Slaley Forest. Beside a barley field and near a reservoir. Good condition.
2004-08-02 14:00 - TP6998 (Winnowshill Common)
Another one near the road - but you have to find it! Tried a couple of rides until a last look under the trees spotted it. Its well buried, but accessable without too much grovelling. FB photo did not come out, so I will post the number when I find it on my GPS.
2004-08-02 13:15 - TP2989 (East Lightside Farm)
Another drive up, beside a farm drive. In a field corner and easlily examined without a fence crossing. The edge of settled Tynedale, the moors are close.
2004-08-02 13:00 - TP3754 (Hexham Common)
Easy, as noted. Paint on the FB.
2004-08-02 12:00 - TP4916 (Moot Law)
Cheeky deviation from the BW on roughish grazing.Wind farm and a lot of quarrying nearby, hopefully this summit will survive. (ON Ed Clements list)
2004-07-30 18:50 - TP0025 (Milton Of Moy)
Found the block in the right place but no metal. was very deeply buried. Look for the pins on the old fence posts. Fine wade bridge nearby. GPS error rather high.. but the pins are very clear. Await a second opinion on this one. Drat Drat and Double Drat... I will return!
2004-07-30 18:30 - TP0487 (Daviot)
No height tag, in field of grazing cattle.
2004-07-30 17:30 - TP4175 (Kessock Ord)
In a scots pine wood so no views, but a lovely wood. Concrete plug replacement damaged. Near a permanant orienteering course control, and on the descent I found a map. This got me into trouble as it sugested an alternative way down which is now rendered impassable by gorse. Struggled though.
2004-07-30 17:00 - TP4964 (Muirends)
Intact and by a road, even has a stile(for reservoir access)
2004-07-29 11:04 - TP0485 (Achnasheen)
Just off the old road, but almost hidden in bog vegetation.
2004-07-29 10:10 - TP7181 (Contin)
In a a garden, but easily viewed from the road. Such a change from being hidden in vegetation
Contin Careful with that lawnmower!
2004-07-29 10:02 - TP0558 (Contin FBM Aux 1)
Not too hard to find even without a sketch. Lightly buried.
Contin FBM Aux 1 View of Tor Achilty (Nice "easy" marilyn :-) )
2004-07-29 09:20 - TP7274 (Inverness)
Easily spotted on typical government office accomodation in industrial 'Sneckie. Back of Longman House, and visible from the main road into town from Longman Island. Look for the owl on a neighbouring building.
Ordnance Survey Office Inverness The back of Longman House, and the owl.
2004-07-26 21:43 - TP4966 (Muirhead)
In amongst the trees and hard to spot. A barrier of gorse has to be breached to find it. Meanwhile back up at the highest point there is an unfortified reservoir and a bumper crop of raspberries.
2004-07-26 18:32 - TP5959 (Shoremill)
Lowest one I have visited, on the roadside beside the Cromarty Firth, and as accessable as possible. Newly painted, including all the metal work.
2004-07-26 18:00 - TP3145 (Ferryton)
Roadside, but hidden in long grass. Still white.
2004-07-26 17:30 - TP1720 (Bruichglas)
On fenceline so accessable between a barley filed and a rape field. Good view of Beinn Tarsuinn on walk in. Intact and very good condition.
2004-07-26 17:00 - TP7220 (Tain)
Just seen the photos.. I walked right up to it but saw nothing but long grass. Had a poke around plenty of other jungle too. Oh well better than that epic ski trek up Cnoc an t-Sabhail!
2004-07-26 16:44 - TP0560 (Tain FBM Aux 1)
No point looking in summer. I shal return. Parking a doddle.
2004-07-25 18:45 - TP4703 (Meall A Chaise)
Three visits, last on New Years day 2000. Its not the highest top of the hill which is a knolly lump set in bogland. Fortunately the bogs were frozen. Have passed by backpacking around Ben Armine as well.. remote country and very satisfying. Latest visit on a summer evening. Wide views of the Sutherland star hills, Morven and the Moray coast. No flush bracket. Wind farmers about.. Anemometer mast nearby
2004-07-22 15:20 - TP6486 (Tillyrie Hill)
Very good condition. One of the eastern stragglers of the Ochils with a big view over Loch Leven and the Lomonds. Curlew and bam heifers in the area. Cattle probably eroded the ground exposing the foundations.
2004-07-21 19:21 - TP0501 (Elvanfoot)
Possible lost to the new A74(M) But may just be surviving on the western side.
2004-07-21 18:15 - TP3514 (Greystoke Park)
On a limestone ridge in Greystoke Forest. Loads of flowers and rather a lovely place. Views to Cross Fell in one direction and Blencathra/Bowscale Fell in the other. Pillar OK despite many fine cracks..
2004-07-21 17:40 - TP3784 (High Dykes)
On the edge of a recently cut field. Platic plug replacement
2004-07-21 15:17 - TP5777 (Rushy Hill)
Cracks in the concrete have let water in and as a result calcium salts have been leached out of the concrete, redeposited giving the pillar a tufa shell. As well as this someone has had a good go at trying to remove the spider. Easy walk over the moors from the one parking place I could find.
2004-07-21 14:48 - TP2872 (Duckworth Hill)
Again cattle moated. This time it took nimble feet to get at the concrete. An old marker post near by. Concrete plug and cattle in the field.
2004-07-21 14:35 - TP1538 (Bottoms Farm)
Starting to crack up, bits missing. Easy to get at in a field recently vacated by cattle who appreciate the pillars abrasive qualities. The pillar is moated by a cattle filled/dug swamp.
2004-07-21 14:25 - TP4948 (Mount Pleasant)
Concrete plug replacement. Easy walk up the strange footpath. folk at the farm very friendly too.
2004-07-21 13:03 - TP4036 (Hough Hill)
Next to a reservoir, in a field of laid back horses. Another football ground view, this time Stalybridge Celtic, much missed from the Conference. Concrete plug replacement
2004-07-21 12:20 - TP3394 (Godley Resr)
Barbed wire was not a problem, it has its weakness where you can get over without climbing on any wire- a no no. On the edge of the reservoir, and definitely S2759. Concrete plug replacement. Slow trip over from Mellor, bagged the Werneth Low Clem en route. Lots of plovers (lapwings) on the edge of the reservoir.
2004-07-21 11:30 - TP2306 (Cobden Edge)
Another Clem. Middle of a small patch of moorland. Wimberries are great this year. Good views of Manchester and an altogether good place. Intact.
2004-07-21 10:45 - TP2030 (Castle Hill)
Just in a field with horses in. Easily read from the neighbouring field. Concrete plug. Near airport - a lot of traffic
2004-07-21 10:30 - TP3640 (Harrison Pit)
Just over a fence in a field of cows. Some concrete missing off the top. Metalwork intact. Big problems getting there, flower show at Tatton Park closed every yellow road in the area and Knutsford gridlocked.
2004-07-19 15:40 - TP6311 (Tandle Hill)
Another coarse one, plug missing. Very popular spot with good views over Manchester.
2004-07-19 14:51 - TP4127 (Jackson Fold)
You Dig it - We fill it! Both a quarry, and a landfill site. Easy to get to within 80m and no sign of it other than a big hole with helmetted yellowjacketed Bob the Builder types lurking in it. Still on the maps.
Jackson Fold Looking directly at the site from a range of 80m.
2004-07-19 14:25 - TP2199 (Clarkes Hill Resr)
Scots! Drool with jealousy.. This is how you fortify a reservoir. Big high walls, broken glass on top and an inner fence just like the standard Scottish Water job. Limited views and no sign of the pillar but it is in there somewhere.
Clarkes Hill Resr This is the weakest link in the fortifications.. Its behind this gate.. The reservoir itself is again fenced off within the compound.
2004-07-19 14:00 - TP5316 (Parrenthorn)
Very coarse concrete and leaning. On top of a steep bank between a school and a field. Easily reached by a bridleway. Plug missing.
2004-07-19 13:41 - TP5526 (Prestwich Resr)
New housing.. the site is behind a fancy hedge in the corner of a garden. Gone gone gone,
Prestwich Resr The site: GPS points to around the Leylandii
2004-07-19 13:00 - TP4905 (Moor Field)
Short walk from a tea caravan - great. View towards the Horwich football ground (Bolton Wanderers - the real Horwich football team legged it to Leigh). Good condition but the plug's gone.
2004-07-18 16:00 - TP0495 (Glenshee)
Again, puzzled by the vast aray of suitable rocks, walked past it and then saw it below me. Bog standard granite block, attractive surroundings, other than that bloody mast on Mount Blair.
2004-07-17 12:37 - TP7216 (Stirling)
A bit of a hunt in the vegetation, and the very busy road did not help, but I found it! Usual granite block.
2004-07-17 12:00 - TP0578 (Stirling FBM Aux 1)
Guess what - failed! Thought I had a contact and dug up a stone. young partridges everywhere.
2004-07-16 09:10 - TP0041 (Row)
An easy one, due to the crib arrow on the road and the alignment with the fortress , sorry reservoir opposite. quite buried and the soil was very dry.
2004-07-15 12:00 - TP1163 (Beinn Bhreac)
Falling to bits.. Concrete decomposing and big chunks missing. Plug replaced by concrete. Very rough walking due to no grazing, hill is a natural forest reserve, and the old trees are returning. Very rewarding view - only problem is the noisy idiots on Loch Lomond.
2004-07-15 08:40 - TP0061 (Gartocharn)
Not easy to find.. sketch a bit vague.. Granite block well buried
2004-07-15 08:15 - TP2855 (Drumbeg)
Lucky this was not quarried away.. Betweeen the road and an old quarry, now tatters yard and riding centre.
2004-07-14 15:37 - TP1916 (Carleatheran)
Good shape and in an old cairn. Very fine view, and a lovely walk from Scout Head, other than the bracken!
2004-07-14 10:35 - TP5852 (Scout Head)
Plug missing, but otherwise fine.. Easy to get at.. Nice white woodland, this once had a reputation for being hard to get at. My most recent orienteering map shows it in a green area. The nearby road was not shown either, so there have been some recent changes. Now for the hideous bracken moor to Carletheran.
2004-07-13 13:00 - TP1263 (Ben Cruachan)
Well its a bit smaller since my last visit 20 years ago, and where did that hideous eroded path come from. Zig zag please! Great spot, and a lovely view on a day on which it almost did not rain. Continued over rougher trackless terrain over StobDear and Beienn Each.
2004-07-12 20:31 - TP7298 (Stirling 2)
Looks like its next door to Ant #2. probnably another pair of the 4 cones
2004-07-12 20:10 - TP7297 (Stirling)
Easy walk up to the antenna farm. Obvoous active station with 4 cone things on a building - complete with notice from Northern Lights confirming its the active station. Good view down the Forth to Edinburgh and the Lammermuirs.
2004-07-12 19:24 - TP5821 (Sauchie Crag)
Lewis Hill, a craggy escarpment overlooking North Third Reservoir. Plug missing. Got hold of a local walks leaflet that showed a good path in from the south. Lovely spot, with a fine view to the big hills.
2004-07-10 21:01 - TP0972 (Bailey Hill)
Next to a watertank (for watering sheep). Many sheep in situ. An easy walk from a nearby track/footpath. Good views over the Teme Valley.
2004-07-09 17:03 - TP3630 (Harleys Knob)
In amongst the cows a short way off Warden Lane, a gated road out of Presteigne. Usual East Rads scenery, lots of half mown fields.The Harleys are the local landed gentry in these parts and good sponsors of orienteering - Cheers!. They gave their name to that street in London.
2004-07-09 16:00 - TP5956 (Shobdon Hill)
Another visit to Shobdon Hill, this time up through the bracken from Byton, and finally visiting the trig. On the edge of a field full of Texel sheep. The wood has had a lot of trees felled since my last visit, I remember the previous generation getting the chop in the early 1970's. They grow fast here.
2004-07-06 15:00 - TP6816 (West Loch)
OK except for severed anchor loops. They have mown the silage grass on the approach so it was easily accesible via a ride through the wood. Good view towards the Pentlands. Again weather was unpleasant. Hare by the pillar, along with a ceramic feed bowl leant up against it.
2004-07-04 15:30 - TP0078 (Craig Douglas)
Buried under moss.. Easily found from memorising the cribsheet. Horrid afternoon, returning from an MBA work party. Too thundery to get on a hill.
2004-07-01 20:03 - TP10101 (Eastcraigs Hill)
Well, I may as well claim the freebee.
2004-07-01 17:15 - TP6707 (Wallacestone)
Well cared for in a park. Very easily missed on the map. Still got the plug.
2004-07-01 17:00 - TP0070 (Westquarter)
Not too much searching required... Not buried.
2004-07-01 16:55 - TP6256 (Summerhouse Resr)
Gone... Seems that it was to the west of the main compound - heavily fortified as usual.
Summerhouse Resr Towards the site
2004-07-01 16:30 - TP3003 (Eastcraigs Hill)
Above the "Hand Gun Free" village of Blackridge, a surprisingly lovely hill. A volcanic outcrop that has avoided the quarrying industry, with a fine view. Especially towards the Pentlands. Summit of this "yeaman" is a sharp boulder. Plug missing and some damage to the top surface (probably frost and ned) and a name gouged into one face.
2004-07-01 16:00 - TP4297 (Knowehead)
Guarded by a gang of typically dippy heifers. Short boggy hop from the road. Concrete plug replacement. BSM type.
2004-07-01 15:00 - TP4369 (Law Hill)
Lost to the house builders.....
Law Hill Site
2004-07-01 14:50 - TP0069 (Carluke)
Easy. Nice big layby on horrid busy road. Not buried.
2004-07-01 14:30 - TP4842 (Miltonhead)
No neds in situ. Pillar white painted, but scrawled over. Almost worth a slightly damaged.Plug missing, surprise! No views due to trees.
2004-07-01 13:00 - TP2370 (Common Hill)
Bit mangled by the frost. Middle of a wind farm, an early one with small turbines. The new ones are huge. Easy walk up from West Douglas, got down just as it started raining.
2004-06-30 17:00 - TP0071 (Shieldbank)
Easy, even though it was freshly buried by a mole.
2004-06-30 16:00 - TP4002 (Hoods Hill)
Whats this with Scottish reservoirs? This one has a perfectly good fence around it, with the trig outside the fence, then the gits come in and put another one in the way. Well you can read the plate and check the condition, so its not an unreachable. Plug missing and a branch shoved down it. Easy drive up, save for that last petty metre.
2004-06-30 12:30 - TP1687 (Broomieknowe Golf Course)
Walked up in the rain from the clubhouse. Manicured golf course, pillar just off 10th tee. Its the sodding Tea Party at Holyrood today, so of course it was persisting down.
2004-06-29 14:26 - TP4968 (Muirhead)
Top has disappeared, skimming frosted off. Metal is intact though. On fence next to sheep pasture. Weather turning rather horrid.
2004-06-29 13:22 - TP7145 (Linlithgow)
Still buried, but the dead grass was a givaway.
2004-06-28 13:13 - TP2528 (Craigowl)
Made my ears burn..... Between two mast enclosures and uncomfortable.. Was getting the mother of all "mobile headaches" Just like a traditional Irish cooking hill (Irish marilyn baggers know about microwaves). Away from the masts the views are fine, especially down on to Dundee. Great wildlife on the journey over.. Merlin and an unidentified but exiting hawk. Loads of Curlews on the hill, that was once a drive up.. not now.. you have to slog the tarmac.
2004-06-28 11:40 - TP4225 (Kings Seat)
Primary with a biiiig view! Over the firths of Tay and Forth and most members of the Perthsire Munros in full view. Lovely contrast of the Mounth against the foreground of agricultural Strathmore. No plug, otherwise OK and painted white.
2004-06-28 10:34 - TP0496 (Perth)
Great view of the Friarton Bridge and things Tayish. No height plaque.
Perth FBM View over to the Friarton Bridge
2004-06-28 10:20 - TP0454 (Upper Kinfauns)
Its down there somewhere.. At least the verge is mown. Prodding hampered by numerous false readings..aka stones.
2004-06-25 14:27 - TP0586 (Dunbar West FBM Aux 1)
On the edge of another golf course. Easily found with a prodder - not too far down , but totally buried. Of course I replaced the divot.
2004-06-25 14:23 - TP0505 (Dunbar East)
Easy links job.. Just by the access road to the Dunbar Golf Club, and there was no rough to hide in. Even had the height tag. Good view of the town.
2004-06-25 14:20 - TP0504 (Wester Broomhouse)
Burried in nettles, felt about for it with my feet and soon found it.
2004-06-25 13:18 - TP0087 (Skateraw)
Its under those soggy old round bales... They will go one day. Nearby quarry giving an amazing poppy display.
Skateraw Its under one of these
2004-06-25 12:12 - TP6831 (Wester Dod)
Eastern edge of the Lammermuirs, so big coastal views expected and I was not disappointed. Views up to Dundee and Hill of Wirren as well as down to the Cheviot and Northumberland coast. Intact in the middle of a grouse moor.
2004-06-25 10:50 - TP6556 (Townhead)
Easy roadside visit, just inside ungated entry to field. Intact. Big views today including across to the Arrochar Alps.
2004-06-25 10:20 - TP0081 (Gilchriston)
Easy as there was a painted arrow in the road. Big shiney bolt.
2004-06-24 18:37 - TP0073 (Gardenholm)
Buried, near a gate on the downhill side of a layby. Days of frost have rendered the ground undiggable. Visited on a warm evening. Uncovered the manhole cover that may contain the stud. This is now an easy driveby if anyone is interested. Third visit still failed to uncover anything positive.. is the stud on the metal or in the surround. Will post photo..
Gardenholm Its on this manhole cover.
2004-06-24 15:50 - TP0580 (Moffat FBM Aux 1)
Obviously buried.. Ground iron hard with frost.. 2nd visit with sketch failed .. plenty of prodding and digging, but nothing
2004-06-24 15:21 - TP0138 (New Longton)
Easy, even with summer veg.
New Longton Bolt and nearby other marker....
2004-06-24 14:00 - TP7266 (Daresbury)
Got quite close, but unable to identify the structure.
2004-06-24 13:45 - TP0524 (Daresbury)
Almost buried, but easily found as there is a cut mark on the sandstone wall above. No height. Cannot say its damaged.
2004-06-21 13:30 - TP4044 (Hownam Law)
Lovely hill, looking in on the Cheviots.. Ascent involved some fun with electric fences.. real fun like when I unwittingly made a gate live. Pillar intact on a narrowish ridge. Long views across the Merse.
2004-06-21 12:00 - TP4430 (Linton Hill)
Very cow-y walk up a track to the mast and trig. Mundane ascent enlivened by roe deer and cute calves. Total change of scene at the top with a very dramatic view of the Cheviots. Pillar intact.
2004-06-21 10:30 - TP6832 (Wester Softlaw)
Roadside, not even hiding in the hedge.
2004-06-20 16:00 - TP0494 (Glen Almond)
just over a fence with an old stile. If using the sketch, please note that the bogs are no longer there. Toilets are gone, the other kind of bog is alive and squelching.
2004-06-19 15:00 - TP0568 (Tummel Bridge FBM Aux 1)
Well buried in summer vegetation.. A few false prods, but nothing found.
Consolation prize Kinloch Rannoch wall mounted FB
2004-06-19 14:49 - TP7229 (Tummel Bridge)
Hidden away in the undergrowth but not too far off the road. Two of us searching. OSBM engraved in the dome. Bonus flush bracket just up the road.
2004-06-18 15:43 - TP1689 (Broomlee Hill)
Good shape, a few cracks just starting to appear, but only just starting. Intact. Access easy by way marked path up towards a mast, cross dyke by hurdle halfway up the hill. no other easy crossing. sheep in situ.
2004-06-18 11:38 - TP2805 (Dollar Law)
Big hill and easy going underfoot. Donald bagging trip, a round of Stanhope in showery weather. Corner flaked off the top and the tw@ with the allen key has been by, otherwise OK. Loads of bired, curlews and golden plover, and both species of hare were about up here today.
2004-06-13 15:10 - TP3888 (Hill Of Meft)
In woodland, a short nettlebash off a minor road. Views still just available.
2004-06-13 11:00 - TP7057 (Woodside Of Cairnty)
Tooks some finding in the light, but its still pretty white so not to bad. In woodland, near a road off the drive known as the Speyside Way.
2004-06-12 20:00 - TP1256 (Ben Aigan)
Another Lossie Block, painted white and buried within a cairn. Long walk up through trees, failed hereonce due to heavy snow.. Even skis did not help. Doddle this evening with a great view of hills, moors and distilleries.
2004-06-12 17:00 - TP3901 (Hill Of Spynie)
A drive up, trackside with an easy to read FB. Good condition with view north over Elgin to Brown Muir. Disturbing time here due to having been followed by a motor bike all the way from the Quarrywood pair. Even along the dust track to nowhere hosting the trig. Follower passed me while logging, turned and drove back out. Weird! Mind he must have thought I was strange!
2004-06-12 16:26 - TP2697 (Cutties Hillock East)
A short walk to this now easy to find pillar (Mountain bike track leads to it) This is a normal tapered pillar. The forest hosts a permanent orienteering course, so if you can get hold of a map, its easy to find, as its used as a control.
2004-06-12 16:00 - TP2696 (Cutties Hillock)
One of the famous pair of neighbours in Quarry Wood - smae hill and only 530m apart. This one is the highpoint and has a bench nearby to admire the very fine view of the Laigh of Moray and Caithness Hills. One of those strange square ones, untapered, of the Lossie group.
2004-06-12 11:00 - TP0493 (Dalwhinnie)
Visited on the way to Culbin for the orienteering. Easy find because of the milestone. Short hop over rabbit fence and its on the hillside overlooking the old A9.
2004-06-11 19:13 - TP0117 (Beaufront)
Easy find after the previous pair of faliures. Uncovered.
2004-06-07 18:00 - TP0696 (Royal Oak)
Its gone.. There is an enormous hole - open cast mining. Site of trig seems beyond the end of the chasm.. You will need "Toon Physics" to visit it. No sign of the hole being filled, they are still digging. It looks like a quick dig and grab, there are temporary lights on the road where the dumper trucks cross.
Royal Oak Uhoh.. somethings wrong
2004-06-07 16:11 - TP4822 (Military Road)
Number MMMMMMDCXXIII. Just off the wall. Roadside and FB facing the road. Plug missing. Planes returning from Pictland.
2004-06-07 15:45 - TP3247 (Fourlaws Hill)
Fight! In windthrow next to a felled area. Also mossy, so quite fun to find. Intact with a painted stone on top. Allen key moron, will just have to move the stone, hope it lands on his foot.
2004-06-07 15:20 - TP2344 (Coldtown Beacon)
Drive up, in the ranges, but open today. Short walk for a view of Redesdale. Gates a pain. Concrete plug replacement. Painted lady fluttering by
2004-06-07 13:30 - TP5946 (Shillhope Law)
Tatty pillar, this must be a popular point for grops to visit, pillar is grafittied and there is a lot of litter about. Concrete plug replacement. Quite Urban looking, strange in the midst of a fine short hillwalk. As expected from its position, a good viewpoint for the main Cheviot ridge. No firing at Otterburn today.
2004-06-07 11:15 - TP4518 (Long Crag)
A "BSM" type FB. Plug missing. Easy walk up through the forest, more paths than the OS are letting on to. Big path to summit, fell sandstone erodes more than anything. Fine views of the Cheviots.
2004-06-06 15:00 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)
I used to live very near this one. Good to see it's still there. Very popular, and loads out today. This was the nearest I could get to a hill, on what proved to be the only decent weather day of the week. Latest visit , having a wander about the Hermatage. Again good views.
2004-06-04 18:00 - TP5801 (Sandavig)
Unexpected find, missed it looking at the map, but spotted when off to an evening mealk at the Orasay. Just off the road, near the fish plant. Plug replaced by concrete.
2004-06-04 13:30 - TP6239 (Stulaval (South Uist))
Third in a chain of hills walked from Lochboisdale to the west coast. Lovely hill, with some fun scrambling. Pillar intact.. its a long way in.
2004-06-03 14:00 - TP3573 (Hallan Cemetery)
On the edge of the cemetary on a small knoll in the machair. Pillar in good condition and intact.
2004-06-03 11:52 - TP5765 (Rudha Ardvule)
Drive up at the western extremity of South Uist. Car made a good hide for the birdlife spectacular here. Plug missing, else all OK.
2004-06-02 14:30 - TP1203 (Beinn Mhor)
Island summit and 2000' drop hill, almost in the century club now. Pillar is stone built and given the number possibly older than all the usual neat Uist trigs. Concrete plug replacement damaged. Orienteering punch in situ(Western Isles Challenge) Fine hill with a cracking narrow ridge (easy though) Dry bogs help, but Beinn Mhor is reknowned for being an easy ascent. Feels alot higher than 620m though.
2004-06-01 19:10 - TP5487 (Pollachar)
Behind the famed pub of the same name. Found a way in avoiding the hay meadows. Views to Barra, intact.
2004-06-01 13:34 - TP2833 (Drimore)
Space City! Inside the security fence of the missile tracking base on Ruabhal. Mind they do keep them painted nice and white. Base manned, so I thought it wise not to take a picture. I expect you could blag your way in.
2004-06-01 12:30 - TP0874 (Ardivachar)
A walk up a field on South Uist's machair. Intact and good condition. Views over Benbecula and Baleshare's beaches. Had to brake for a corncrake crossing the road when leaving.
2004-06-01 11:50 - TP0849 (Anaigh)
Roadside and hard to find. Its in the corner of a garden amongst willows. Hard to imagine a hidden trig pillar on Benbecula. Intact and easily visible from the road.
2004-06-01 11:00 - TP5771 (Rueval)
Puts the Ben in Benbecula. Pyramid sized and shaped bang in the centre of this flat island. Of course that means good views and I was not disappointed. Pillar intact and wearing well.
2004-05-31 17:00 - TP1280 (Ben Langass)
Crawled about in the cairn, then wandered up the bone dry bogs for another fine view point. Plastic insert.
2004-05-31 12:23 - TP5164 (North Lee)
Watched the ferry go by. Usual pale concrete and good condition. Again some great views, followed by a stroll over to the summit and then South Lee. Fortunately the bogs were dry, the going here is usually pretty rough.
2004-05-30 07:05 - TP1204 (Beinn Mhor (North Uist))
Usual pale concrete and in very good conditiion. I expect the North Uist pillars are relatively recently built. View over the sandy Sound of Harris islands very good. Orienteering punch attatched to intact top.
2004-05-29 17:40 - TP4670 (Marrival)
Easy walk up for once.. bogs bone dry. Views from the centre of half drowned North Uist. Pillar intact.
2004-05-29 16:00 - TP0797 (Aird)
By a fence and a very fine beach. Views over the flatland that is Benbecula, with the hills of the Uists beyond. OS GPS plaque, now rusting. Corn Bunting singing on the fence.
2004-05-29 15:10 - TP2192 (Claddach)
Roadside, beside a bungalow. Plug replaced. Situated amongst a collection of boulders.
2004-05-29 13:32 - TP6067 (South Clettraval)
Big Army fence. This is North Uist's Space City, and anyone jumping over 3m will get fried by the microwaves. Would have phoned to try and blag my way in, but phone is Out of Order.. So is fencing off summits!
2004-05-29 11:02 - TP2600 (Crogary Na Hoe)
The second lowest marilyn. Views over the skerries of the Sound of Harris and the big land/water mix up of Loch a Mhadaidh.
2004-05-28 16:08 - TP0866 (Ard A'Mhorain)
A very wet and windy walk for a few miles along a beach. Pillar in dunes overlooking sandy lagoons. Undermined to one side, cattle/wind erosion. Very pale concrete. Plug replaced
2004-05-25 16:09 - TP1168 (Beinn Bhuidhe)
A big bad hill. Attacked from a camp in Glen Meadail. Views of Loch Nevis were amazing on this glorious day, and I saw a few hills that I had previously climbed close up for the first time. The pillar is a vanessa , and has had its top blasted off.
2004-05-23 10:07 - TP4622 (Mam Nan Uranan)
Roadside, and visible from the road. But not easy! The short climb is steep and rough. Worth it for the view though.
2004-05-22 16:30 - TP1330 (Bernera)
Greta viewpoint for the currents streaming out of Kyle Rhea. The hill is Glas-bheinn and is easily climbed via a forest road and a short bog trot. The view is well worth the effort, with the currents and a good view into the wilds beyond Kintail,towards Torridon and the Raasay group of islands.
2004-05-20 19:30 - TP6388 (The Hass)
Hill above Lockerbie, easily accessed through a path across the golf course and up through runnable woodland. Intact, but top hidden under stones that were obviously used as a bird perch. The plug was painted blue, probably with sheep marker.
2004-05-19 21:00 - TP2397 (Copdock Hill)
Lovely summer evening. Parked next to a goml sign on a public road, next to a footpath sign. Bright sparks are they not? Payback time came in the form of a permitted route signed off the bridleway to the pillar. The pillar was very well hidden in a damson and hawthorn thicket, and was in good condition and intact. Wildlife was in the form of loads of rabbits, a cuckoo, and a near miss of a couple of wierd looking munjac deer on the way out. A great way to hit 4 figures.
2004-05-19 20:15 - TP6976 (Windmill Hill)
Need a new category. Pillars missing, but the stud is alive and well. The very unusual windmill is the draw here, complete with a very wide view of Warwickshire. Easy path through thr oilseed rape, mown grass. Shame about the lurking dog egg that got me.
2004-05-19 19:50 - TP1396 (Bishops Tachbrook)
Went in from Bishops Tachbrook via the path. Field full of sheep, lambs quite young for the area. Pillar was in good condfition, concrete base exposed. Intact.
2004-05-17 19:30 - TP1711 (Brownelson)
Missing since 1960. On a reservoir, had a look but no sign of it. Followed a long farm access road, goml signed, even though a footpath terminates on it. This is a particularly annoying goml tactic, abusing an ambiguity in RoW classification , and is now becoming very common.At the junction of the footpath and road there was a police car parked up.
Brownnelson The reservoir
2004-05-17 19:10 - TP1770 (Burgh By Sands)
Foundations exposed by cattle, plug missing. Very accessable, once you bite the bullet and try to cross Carlisle. Thanks to that bottleneck this is very much a backwater, and I enjoyed the novelty of being on the English side of the Solway. Views to Queensferry, Criffel, the Liddesdale hills and a very clear Skiddaw.
2004-05-17 18:35 - TP7263 (Carlisle)
Being late in the evening, no guards available. Its not visible from the street, or a nearby private carpark. The offices look very anonymous, hiding behind a fortified gate at the YMCA (now you have that tune in your head.. Muhahaha!) Looking forward to the customary 3 points from Carlisle next season in our next bid to make the end of season penalty shootouts. (posted in the bad old nonleague days - now in 2008-9 both Hereford United and Carlisle are in the third division)
2004-05-17 17:27 - TP0100 (Cumrue)
The sketch shows it as the back right corner of an inspection hatch. Uncovered the thing, well buried due to it being on a cattle milking route. No sign of any rivet or bolt, except a patch of paint on the relevant piece of the cover. Is the cover corner the fixed point? Had to leave as the cows were on their way back.
Cumrue The site and excavations
2004-05-17 13:30 - TP5714 (Rodger Law)
A lot of the top surface missing. Looks like they skimmed a finish on the cast, and the frost has got into the boundary between the two concretings. Plug also missing. Views to the East, including Tinto,Coulter, various bumps down Tweedsdale and the Broad Law-Hart Fell Massif. Nothing much to the west due to Ballencleuch Law. Lowther blocks the north. Traverse from Glenleith to Comb and back to Durisdeer.
2004-05-15 16:00 - TP1944 (Carn Chois)
A much better viewpoint than the parent hill, Ben Chonzie. Very easy walk over from Chonzie. Hares out in force as usual in Glen Turret. Lots of other interesting wildlife as well, like a party of dotterel passing through. Views over Strathearn, as expected. Attempts to see Edinburgh Castle with glasses failed, but I did get to see Wester Hailes. Views to Largo Law, Lamermuirs, Pentlands, Arthur's Seat, Tinto.
2004-05-14 17:30 - TP3143 (Fernhurst Hill)
Another good viewpoint for Blackburn, including Ewden Park. Just off a road on the edge of a wooded old quarry. Carted out a beer can.
2004-05-14 15:00 - TP0142 (Hordern Stoops)
Easy.. no cover and no embarrassing futile prodding. Start point for Winter Hill, weather much better than the last time I stopped here. Then on to Tockholes to run the permanent orienteering course.
2004-05-13 16:50 - TP5804 (Sandhurst Hill)
A lovely spot, with the clearing air revealing May Hill and the drop to the Severn. The field is newly cultivated and being rolled, such a change from the tall winter crops. Very pleasant path up from Norton. Pillar is chipped, missing its plug. Its next to an old ash and by a seat. Great stuff
2004-05-13 16:10 - TP0236 (Chargy Hill)
Made a right fool of myself here. Prodded and dug.. nothing. Just about to give up when I noticed the thing, exposed in the long grass behind me.
2004-05-13 15:25 - TP3416 (Corse Wood Hill)
Corner lost to a hedge trimmer. On the edge of a sheep field. Of course my approach was along the wrong side of the hedge, but a horse jump allowed the hedge to be crossed. Its on the north side. BTW its Corse Hill. No gorse, but a nearby Corse.
2004-05-13 15:00 - TP5747 (Round Hill)
Well Summer is juat about here, and the ascent meant a slog through wet long grass, soon be harvested. Relieved to see the close cropped pasture at the hill top. Would have been furious if a hay crop stopped the brief deviation to have a close look. Peril of the season, just dipped out on a nearby pillar for this reason. Good shape. no views due to haze.
2004-05-13 14:15 - TP3850 (Hill End)
Hill End Site
2004-05-13 13:45 - TP4362 (Lantridge Hill)
On a footpath alongside a rape field. Amazingly the path is on the same side of the thick hedge as the pillar. Now that summer is back, vegetation is playing hell with accesibility and visibility. Pillar is almost entirely in the hedge. Interesting birdsong.. yellow wagtail? Tried to get this one in Oct 2001, the path was open, but F&M paranoia was still rampant. No livestock here now.
2004-05-10 13:25 - TP5698 (Rixton Moss)
Not reported missing, but on a vast fen there really is nowhere to hide. Drove up to the 10 fig GR and nothing to see in the flatlands. Dark soil given over to vegetable growing. Its definitely a gonner. Not shown on the OS maps either. 3 visits , 3 meanies.
Rixton Moss The site
2004-05-10 12:45 - TP1081 (Bates Farm)
Had to go through lots of barriers to get into an industrial estate. Thats the car logged again. Looks a gonner and backed up here and in the OS files. The FB ended up on Fuar Tholl in Wester Ross.
2004-05-10 12:13 - TP5813 (Sandy Lane)
Looks like its behind a house.. or the site is, as it is declared missing on the trigonomy files.
Sandy Lane Site behind the bungalow
2004-05-07 21:09 - TP0510 (Ecclefechan)
Up by a dyke on a narrow lane. Quite a bovine audience.
2004-05-07 20:45 - TP1463 (Blackwood Ridge)
A very boggy walk in, but a lovely sunset over the Roman camp at Burnswark. Wild semiderelict farmland,more like what you see in much of Ireland.
2004-05-07 20:01 - TP4836 (Milligansbush)
An easy hedgerow visit. Even the FB was cooperative for once. Vegetation is now becoming a headache.
2004-05-07 19:47 - TP0107 (Sarkhall)
By a signpost, quite an easy find.
2004-05-03 13:30 - TP6360 (The Butts)
Once hemmed in on most sides by trees, the view is reappearing. Trees were being felled nearby during my visit. I expect the recently numbered pillar across the Sherbrook Valley was a replacement due to visibility problems. (no.. It was a simple rebuild) Pillar is painted a light green and has a plastic plug replacement. It is on a concrete plinth. Recent visit 3/5/04. More trees have gone since last November.. Views have opened up well. Lovely spring day
2004-05-02 12:00 - TP1528 (Bonnylands)
Plug swiped, otherwise good, ending a run of pristine plugs. A drive up next to a mast complex. Pillar mercifully outwith the fence. Area prone to raves.
2004-05-02 11:40 - TP6674 (Urishay Common)
Intact.. and on the roadside, a true drive up.. Even the plate is cooperative. Visited after 52N003W
2004-05-02 11:05 - TP6610 (Tump Farm)
Down a pleasant green lane with lots of flowers. Corner knocked off so almost a Damaged. Cat's Back now very visible, looming out of the murk. Now off down to visit 52N 3W for the DCP. Tump = knoll or pile... When orienteering I look for tumps while folk from further east look for knolls.
2004-05-02 10:40 - TP1840 (Cae Tack)
Top of a "Clem", Mynydd Merddin. Would be a good view If not so claggy. Outside a double barbed wire fence protecting new hedgework, and an easy deviation from the path traversing the mountain. A scratching post for cattle.
2004-05-02 09:55 - TP3546 (Gwern-Y-Cae Field)
Tautology.. Gwern Field or Gwern-Y-Cae... A reminder that the Saxons trod lightly in Western Herefordshire. But they left their ruddy hedges and the pillar is well and truely buried in one. Amazingly, you can read the plate! I think I would have given up if this roadsider was of the usual orientation, nasty hedges and electric fences abound. This completed a nice little cluster of three contiguous numbers this morning. Heard a cuckoo, worth a point
2004-05-02 09:35 - TP6400 (The Llech)
Stuck in a hedge.. Typical hard roadside trig. Well buried in the foliage. Intact
2004-05-02 09:23 - TP1895 (Campston Hill)
Another sheepy one.. When clear I would expect views from here.. The Skirrid is near.
2004-05-02 09:05 - TP1730 (Bryn Deri)
Just inside a sheep filled field. Too claggy for views, intact.
2004-05-02 08:45 - TP1341 (Berth Wood)
Muddy, and the plate is on the least easy to view side.. funny that! Dont know what Tube line this is on, but there is a train waiting nearby for Mile End. Intact
2004-05-01 16:00 - TP1098 (Beacon Hill)
Hiding in the cow parsley. Some cunning is required to get at this one. I used the corner of the golf course. Field is recently planted, pillar on edge amongst fallen branches and intact.
2004-05-01 15:38 - TP4007 (Hoon Mount)
Lovely spot, on a rabbit infested barrow. Path a bit awkward to follow, but the stiles were there. As with Robin Wood over at Melbourne, there is an interpretation plaque on the pillar. Good views over miles of greenery (and yellowery)
2004-05-01 15:10 - TP0193 (Mackley)
Not so easy, prodding required and a divot lifted to reveal a nice big shiney bolt. Divot carefully replaced in order to give some meaning to the inevitable arrival of "Seasider"
2004-05-01 14:45 - TP4039 (Hound Hill)
Tramlines required from knackered footpath. Very pleasant walk to start with, but route finding a pig. Pillar is battered but all the metal work is there. This area is a bit of a modern Van Diemen's Land and there is a cracking view of a new nick from up here.
2004-04-29 11:00 - TP0140 (Winstanley Stocks)
Well buried, but it will show in a dry spell. Lifted a sod with a shovel and replaced the divot, so as not to make it too easy :-)
2004-04-28 10:20 - TP2725 (Dalmahoy Hill)
Fine viewpoint on striking, albein heavily quarried hill. Kaimes Quarry landfill is now filled and landscaped. I went in from the A70 through the marsh. Not hard, but wet feet mandatory. Nearly tripped over a fox. Saw deer in here as well. Only cloud on the horizon was generated by the quarry. Smelly dusty thing, but an impressive hole. Enjoyed the view on a clear morning.
2004-04-27 16:20 - TP4405 (Leven Seat)
Rubbish has blown in from the landfill site to the Northwest, otherwise not a bad spot. View towards Edinburgh is very good.
2004-04-27 14:00 - TP6101 (Spittal Hill)
Roadside, no plug
2004-04-27 13:50 - TP3575 (Hallside)
Slightly damaged. Very close to the road on a stone concrete buttress within the grounds of Hallside Primary. My map shows a tip and industrial area here, but now it is a school and new houses. Best visited at the end of a school day with a polite request.
Hallside From across the road.
2004-04-27 13:30 - TP2047 (Cathkin Braes)
Near the current highpoint of Glasgow, and as expected a stoater of a view. End credits of Taggart stuff, with a lot of Highlands as well as tower blocks. Worth a visit for the view alone,and should be visited when the air is very clear. Pillar a bit battered, corner chips etc.
2004-04-27 13:05 - TP6457 (Thornton Hill)
Intact with a new water trough nearby. Also new road being built at the bottom of the field.
2004-04-27 11:45 - TP2430 (Corse Hill)
Intact and in good shape. Radar instalation on hill, probably ATC for Abbotsinch. Forgetable walk up a forest road. Mountain bikers about, including a scumbag with a puncture. Choob chucked away his old tube after repairing a puncture. Hope it got another in its new tube.. Prat!
2004-04-27 10:22 - TP6406 (The Mound Lickprivick)
Urban survivor, behind a church and a Costcutter. A bit battered, plenty of grafitti. On a prominant knoll, with good views of the Highlands and not such good views of East Kilbride. Looking at an old map, the mound is named "The Mound" and is shown as a tumulus, and there was a Lickprivet Castle nearby. This being deepest rural Lanarkshire. Its changed!
2004-04-26 13:00 - TP4804 (Middle Mains)
Friendly roadsider, loads of hawthorn but easy to visit.
2004-04-26 12:25 - TP6800 (West Bank Resr)
Trouble with being away from the net for ages at a time is that a whole days trigging can get lost. Just realised that the 26th April trip was left out.. including a walk along to this fortress waterboard. Yes as we all know by now.. A reservoir dog!
2004-04-26 12:15 - TP5240 (Ormiston Mains)
Now there is no trace.. just a vast acreage of growing crops, could not see evidence of the old boundary from the track. Passed a genuine 2001 vintage F&M closure sign on the track.
2004-04-26 11:30 - TP1871 (Cakemuir Hill)
Can easily be reached through the forest from the south. Trick is to take the obvious big ride and wait until your GPS shows the trig at right angles to the track.. soon there will be a ride on the left that goes straight there. Popular scratching post with good views away from the forestry.
2004-04-26 10:00 - TP3658 (Hartside Hill)
Long dull forest road walk, but occassional views out to the Moorfoots. Just past a mast on a heathery ride. I have just upgraded my sheet 66, and the previous one did not have the forest on it. A yeaman.
2004-04-24 17:15 - TP0771 (Aberuthven)
Easy as a near miss by the A9. Just by the old road, now a farm drive and very close to a junction with the new road. Still white, concrete insert.
2004-04-23 20:06 - TP0072 (Causewayend)
Somewhere beneath the Island of Lost Hubcaps is a block. Prodding was useless, there are loads of hard surfaces just under the surface. Will go back with a tape, or after a successful visit from one of the Edinburgh Stars. Noticed some holediggery in Jan05 - now I can see why.. Is this lost?
2004-04-23 19:45 - TP0502 (Thankerton)
Standard FBM in a field, easily visible from the Lanark Biggar road. Overshadowed by Tinto.
Thankerton And Tinto
2004-04-23 15:15 - TP4027 (Horsfield)
Got to within a few metres, so can say that its in good shape. A quick dive into an industrial estate revealed its location as in the back yard of Robinson's Brewery. For that I can forgive it for being just out of reach with the number on the invisible facet. Extra marks for mmBEER!
2004-04-23 14:56 - TP6798 (Werneth Low)
Easy visit, near a road, which was blocked by a building surplier's lorry. Concrete plug replacement, and a repaired chip.
2004-04-23 14:25 - TP4668 (Marple Ridge)
It may be builderised, newish bungalow here, but I suspect its hidden in a garden. The 1:25k shows a plot which is now occupied by a bungalow. If surviving, its behind the house. The field I thought it was in is no longer used, and I suspect will soon be hosting some expensive housing. Lovely views from here over the canal towards Kinder.
2004-04-23 13:45 - TP6103 (Sponds Hill)
A very good viewpoint for Manchester, and turning around, the Dark Peak. Concrete insert
2004-04-23 11:30 - TP0808 (Alderley Edge)
Not there, not on even some old maps, so probably an early casualty. Lovely woods though. Suspect it was near the old copper mine workings. Otherwise trees would have obscured all views.
Alderley Edge The site
2004-04-19 20:30 - TP0182 (Noneley)
Too well buried. After much prodding, decided I would need to bring some tape next time... Next time I prodded in the right place straight away and found it. Easier now the spring grass is here, as the grass above th concrete was poor and therefore easily visible against the spring greenery. I knew exactly where to prod first.
2004-04-19 19:50 - TP3045 (Ellesmere Point)
Lovely walk to this one in glacial deposit country. smooth hills with marshy depressions full of wildfowl. Path to trig guarded by friendly heifers that greeted me at the stile and followed me around. They are fresh out for the spring and ultra curious. Good views. Concrete plug replacement.
2004-04-19 19:05 - TP5277 (Paddolgreen)
Went up the wrong side of the hedge for this so had to crawl through to get a peek at the number. Good condition. While face down in the nettles and thorns trying to photograph the number someone walked by.. Thats why I missed, and I was not going under again.
2004-04-19 18:48 - TP0814 (Alkington Grange)
Roadside but over the hedge in a corner made by a concrete tank. A gap in the hedge allows easy access to the trig which is in a field . A corner has been chipped off, MacConnells finest again I expect. Plastic insert.
2004-04-19 18:20 - TP1690 (Broomy Bank Farm)
Another roadside, but friendly this time. Even the bracket faced the road, and your life was relatively safe, unlike the evil Shropshire Bank.Good condition and intact. On the Sandstone Trail.
2004-04-19 18:05 - TP0459 (Tushingham)
Fun with this one.. Two folk were mowing a lawn over the site. I asked about anything under there, and was shown the spot.. A bit of prodding hit concrete. I did not dig it out as they had such a lovely lawn (Verge really). They definitely gave the impression that they suspected that a village down the A49 was missing an idiot, but were most helpful. I have passed this spot many times to get humiliated at C***ter... Buggers pipped us to the championship this year.. You win 10 on the bounce and still cannot make up 6 points Grrr! Correction 11 on the bounce! Pipped by a point.
Tushingham Prodder marks the spot!
2004-04-19 17:40 - TP5968 (Shropshire Bank)
Roadside, just in Cheshire and genuinely hard of access. Silage crop rules out the field just now, and its a near suicidal roadwalk on the otherside of the hedge. Timed my road trip with roadworks and lights, ran like .... when the one side was stuck behind red. The road is fast, busy and in a cutting with no shoulder to hide on. The pillar is falling over, at a lean and pretty well bashed about. Every lorry scraping the cutting undermines it a bit more. It will be removed soon, hopefully when they widen the road. Used the camera to get the number, it was of course facing away from the road.
2004-04-19 17:21 - TP0900 (Ashfields)
In a muddy field on a footpath. Very good view westward to Wrekin, Caradoc, Long Mynd, Stiperstones, Long Mountain, Pumlumon, Berwyn, Gyrn Moelfre and many more. Very good looking pasture.. this is dairy country. Intact but with a plastic insert.
2004-04-19 17:00 - TP7192 (Prees (R))
A wee gem! A true mini pillar, just like a real one but without a spider and at about half scale. Its by a road junction in a small fenced enclosure. Got a flush bracket as well. Cute!
2004-04-19 16:30 - TP0184 (Longpools)
Recently visited by pros.. dug out and a fresh ring of spray paint.
2004-04-19 15:55 - TP0187 (Havannah)
3/11/03Grid ref was the west side of the widened A41, between two laybys. 18/4/04 The sketch showed it to be on the east, and a brief session with the prodder found a lump of granite with a tiny rivet. granite erratics are common around here. I surveyed an orienteering map near Bridgenorth and there was a lot of granite boulders in there, probably from Ailsa Craig!
2004-04-14 20:35 - TP2877 (Dukes Wood)
A lovely deciduous bit of Sherwood for once.. Very atmospheric in the dusk with two tawny owls nearby. Took some finding in "light green" forest between two clearings accurately shown on the OS map (OS in correct veg boundary depiction shock!) Mossy but in good nick.
2004-04-14 20:15 - TP4550 (Lound Wood)
Roadside, and took a bit of a search - the hawthorn is in leaf now. Between the hedge and a rape field, only discovered when I crawled through a hole in the hedge. Corner bashed by a hedge trimmer or plough, otherwise fine.
2004-04-14 18:50 - TP6751 (Warren Hill)
Roadside, but beware the leccy fence. I recorded the number as 1703.. but the photo came out and it was 1705! I did not look too closely! Great view of the pig arks. Intact.
2004-04-14 18:30 - TP2986 (East Kirkby Resr)
In a very secure reservoir enclosure, with an even more secure horse field next door. Can just see it, and I attempted a photo in the failing light. Number suggests its an early member of the network, and its probbaly the highest in the county. (Dont ask about the Notts high point... its a very long story!)
East Kirkby Distant view.. it's well defended
2004-04-14 15:09 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)
Lovely path up from the caff, an easy bonus hill after marilyn bagging on Cringle Moor. Pillar battered and with plastic insert. Bonus benchmark on nearby stone cross. Views hazy but still that edge of the world feeling.
2004-04-14 12:00 - TP0697 (Botton Head)
On a tumulus, painted white and in good condition with plastic plug replacement. Highest point of North York Moors with a very plasant dry path up from the West. Grouse infested!
2004-04-08 13:33 - TP5445 (Pilkham Hills)
Ethylene cracking view! Cue Thunderbirds March.... Its amazing how they hid Mossmorran.. but you can see it from here! On a knobbly ridge and in good condition. Note 10/11/04 The bunsen was lit. Was walking along the Cramond shore and it was an amazing sight. A genuine emergency - burning off gas after a fire.
Pilkham Hills Metal
2004-04-08 13:15 - TP1518 (Bogie Mains)
By the bus stop. Saved by the house builders in a small green space in a big housing development. Can still see the Lomonds. In good condition especially given its "exposed" location. Naturaly the cap did not survive and is replaced by concrete.
2004-04-08 13:00 - TP4147 (Keir Brae)
Beside a path in strip of forest, so the views have long gone. Concrete cap reopened.
2004-04-08 12:50 - TP6223 (Strathore)
Took some finding, which is inexcusable as its next to a road without a hedge.. Looked on the wrong side at first. In good condition and intact.
2004-04-08 12:25 - TP7034 (Woodbank Farm)
Roadside, but requires a careful look. Amongst boulders and an old bath in a field corner. Concrete plug replacement.
2004-04-08 12:00 - TP4984 (Municipal Golf Course)
Silverburn is some sort of country park with very attractive gardens. I parked there and followed the obvious path between the golf courses, watching out for slices. Pillar beside the path. The view over the Forth is hidden by golfball eating gorse now.
2004-04-08 11:00 - TP4364 (Largo Law)
Went up semi legaly, via Clatterstone, but avoiding the steep eroded path caused by the NO-tices. Nodoubt this is the sort of erosion that our goml friends like to quote when attacking us. A gentle spiral around the hill was gentler on both of us. No stock for the dogs to worry, but there will be cattle here soon. View was very fine as expected on such an isolated hill. Right up to Hill of Wirren and long views up the Forth. Pillar intact and in good shape. Carried rather a lot of litter down though.
2004-04-08 09:20 - TP7197 (Rosyth)
This is one to visit in May when the bluebells are out. Well hidden in a wood away from paths. Thought it was going to be a hard one as the wood is well fenced,almost reservoir style, but the gate was open. Popular dog emptying area so watch your feet.
2004-04-08 08:45 - TP0581 (Rosyth FBM Aux 1)
Not easy to find as there is no sketch. I just had a prod around with the 10 digit ref. Hit it, not buried completely but only a small bit of metal was open to the sky. Not far from the road sign. Should have a flourecent jacket for these!
2004-04-07 18:00 - TP3991 (Holywood)
Cracked with concrete plug replacement. Foundations exposed, usual bovine cause I expect. Fences to field are barbed now. Good view of See Morris Hill.
2004-04-07 17:30 - TP0098 (Overton)
Opposite a well painted bus stop, dominated by Criffel. Found after some prodding, was not completely buried, but well hidden by the fast growing grass.
2004-04-07 17:00 - TP6084 (Southerness)
Was on a knoll between the shore and a golf course, a very scenic golf corse. There are some suspicious pieces of concrete lying about. Despite its altitude, 14m , its a fine viewpoint. Still shown on my 1993 1:50k map.
2004-04-06 21:15 - TP3786 (High Habberley Farm)
Sep 2001:Painted and in good shape. I have known this pillar for many years as its easily visible from the Bewdley Stourbridge road. Its in a clearing adjacent to a 1960s housing development, a survivor in the ring of trigs around an expanding Kiddy. It is not in a garden and is perfectly accessable. Revisited to photograph Apr 2004.
2004-04-06 21:00 - TP0235 (Blackstone Farm)
A second opinion.. I could not find it either. But its there, the sketch shows the new road layout. Its probably just buried. I will bother to stop again one day. I did.. and still could not find it, but I did notice digging at the spot I thought it was at. Further digging revealed nothing. I did return a third time, its on a regular journey ... Softer ground made for good prodding and it was exactly where I tried digging for it in March 2004, only further down. Must have been a puzzling sight for passers by, me digging a hole at 9 in the evening. Not on the river side of the path, 6 double paces in from the road on the alignment of the lamp posts. Very Indiana Jones.
Blackstone Farm Finally got down to it
2004-04-06 20:50 - TP0882 (Areley Common)
A maze of an estate. Looks as if the house builders missed this one, it appears that the crest of the hill was not built on and is now an open space. Sadly the pillar was still chopped. The site is a bramble patch. - (Number from Trigonomy)
2004-04-06 20:15 - TP2873 (Dudhill Farm)
Heading eastwards after two Wussie trigs into Herefordshire! Weird reversal. Pass here often on the way to the football, but never spotted the triangle on the map. Easy one with the freakish alignment of the plate with the road.
2004-04-06 20:00 - TP4076 (Hurcott Farm)
Saw the new fence, not there, last time I looked in. Pillar easy to get at, just follow the new lane formed by the new fence... Good view to Clee hill, and if at the nearby pub a cracker of the Radnor Forest. Nearby Broadheath water tower is quite a landmark in these parts. Pillar intact and in very good condition.
2004-04-06 19:40 - TP4311 (Kyre Green)
Intact and ivy covered. Like a lot of roadside ones it was a pig to get at.. Fortunately there was this wee gap at the base of the hedge. Guarded by nice yound nettles though, but whats a few stings. I passed this one a few times years back. Any locals of a certain age will remember the Kyre dances... I used to go on my bike... guarenteed no pulling but a fine time. Long old haul over Leysters.
2004-04-06 19:10 - TP0229 (Broad Green)
Recent rains have made for good prodding. I have failed here before, but tonight I found concrete. About 3 inches down, and obviously undisturbed for a long time. A cock pheasant wandered by as I was fiddling with my GPS.
Broad Green - Orleton Dig deep!
2004-04-04 13:00 - TP0189 (Moseley)
Probably missing.. The stud would have been between a yellow road and the M54. All that verge has just been dug up to lay pipes. There is a bare earth surface 300m below the kerb level. There was a suspicious lump of concrete lying in the mud, but no brass. I think this one is nailed to its perch. Update 4/4/04: The cycle path, an attempt to solve the M54 problem..(The M54's high speed junctions make cycling north out of Wolverhampton a very dangerous exercise), is now complete. Lovely rolling tarmac. No sign of any rivets etc now.
Moseley View both ways of the new path over the site of the bolt.
2004-04-03 22:13 - TP0230 (Sutton Marsh)
Opposite a derilict building. No sign of a marsh, yet eastern Herefordshire used to be notorious for muddy ground. The bolt is by a footpath sign. The field opposite is growing lawn turf. Remember "Survivors" in the 1970's? It was filmed around here.
2004-04-03 15:55 - TP1580 (Brampton Abbotts)
Good to see a Brampton at this end of the county too... In a hedge of a horsey paddock. An easy visit by footpath. Good views.
2004-04-03 15:45 - TP7156 (Brampton Abbotts (R))
No fake cider this time, but the nettles are growing. Easy spot with the traditional benchmark railings. This fellow has had an escape.. A tree has recently fallen down here. While I am definitely not responsible for the can... (Me drink THAT stuff?) I am most certainly a cidermonster. Still looking for a reliable source here in the land of the deep fried pizza.
2004-04-03 15:40 - TP0616 (Brampton Abbotts FBM Aux 1)
Easy to find as recently uncovered and the grass was short. Good to see the red soil, this is Holy Ground, fair brings tears to an exiled Herefordian. Along with the hair of the cattle, this is easily my favourite colour.
Brampton Abbotts FBM Aux 1 Location shot.. Its springtime!
2004-04-03 15:25 - TP0464 (Ross On Wye North)
Just off the end of the M50, ideal quickie for those trips to and from South Wales/Midlands. It was buried, but easily found thanks to the crib painted on the road. Care taken not to uproute the violets growing here.
Ross North ©fasgadh
2004-04-03 15:00 - TP1750 (Buckstone)
Whats the craic with the pyramid? Very strange companion to the trig. A drive up, as well because I was knackered after the orienteering. The summit of this "Clem" is a conglomerate boulder with a great view down to the Wye. Good nick, but the allen key git has visited.
2004-04-03 12:20 - TP6137 (St Whites Farm)
Outside Cinderford, past a traditional farm. Used as a scratching post, and I was soon spotted by one of the locals who brought her calf over for a scrounge. Good condition and intact, buried in a hedge. Very fine views over The Forest. On the way to a NGOC Saturday event at Bixslade. Parked next to a Bristol City fan.. This is where us Hereford types overlap with City and The Gas.
St White's Farm Bronze
2004-04-03 11:00 - TP6941 (Wigpool Common)
I suppose this part of Dean was clear once, because there are no views now. Quite close to a fortified reservoir, but happily outside the fence. Very good condition , intact and with deep wells under the hooks.
2004-04-02 22:35 - TP2732 (Darlaston)
Intact, in a field corner with good views.
2004-04-02 21:40 - TP2582 (Creswell)
Overlooks the M6, so noisy. In a field corner and intact.
2004-04-01 20:30 - TP6850 (Westwood Hill)
Plovers calling in the dusk, quite atmospheric. Pillar intact and in good condition
2004-04-01 20:06 - TP6992 (Windycote)
All intact. Path drying out nicely.
2004-04-01 19:35 - TP1562 (Bradnop)
Used as a wood prop by someone building a new dyke replacing a ramshackle fence. Plastic insert, otherwise OK. Amazingly the plate is visible from the road, just as well as it will soon be walled off, by the looks of it. Only a sheep hurdle today.
2004-04-01 19:25 - TP0190 (Moor Top)
On the road with three trigs, just over the dyke.. Guess which way the plate faces! Good condition with an OS plaque.
2004-04-01 19:15 - TP3858 (Hill House)
The foundations are exposed due to soil loss and the plug is replaced by concrete, other wise good condition. Very fine view. Model glider being flown nearby.
2004-04-01 18:35 - TP3938 (Hilly Field)
In a horse paddock on a scarp overlooking Leek.
2004-04-01 18:20 - TP6369 (The Common)
Got close, but decided against disturbing ewes and lambs in the final field.
2004-04-01 18:15 - TP2936 (Dunwood)
Buried in a hedge, will be hard to spot once the leaves are out. FP faces east. Good condition.
2004-04-01 17:55 - TP4270 (Kniveden Resr)
Appears to be missing, reservoir work? Shown on my 1:50 000 (1985). Apparantly was S2656.
Kniveden Resr The reservoir.
2004-04-01 17:35 - TP6499 (Tittesworth Farm)
Went in from the clough, Pillar next to a new fence which was incomplete and had a gap. All OK
2004-04-01 17:00 - TP3538 (Gun)
Grouse moor that features in the view from your belay perch atop the Roaches. A very easy marilyn,(with the shortest name) revisited for the photos (Thick clag last time) Pillar undermined by soil erosion around base, otherwise fine.Old wreath left by FB. Strange hooks, no wells under them. Recently there has been a fire along the road, not a controlled muirburn!
2004-04-01 16:33 - TP3772 (High Bent)
Cracked all round 1/3 of the way down. Metalwork all there, and a good view eastwards from this high gritstone ridge. Foundations exposed by a few generations of scratching cattle
2004-04-01 16:10 - TP4957 (Mow Cop)
Overtopped by England's answer to the Inn Pinn.. only this one is VS. The hardest summit in Ed Clements list of 100m drop hills idn Englandandwales. Nanny has decreed that its about to fall down as well, so "no climbing" :-) White pillar, intact and fighting off the weather in this exposed place.
2004-04-01 15:45 - TP6885 (White Hill)
Could see into the gardens and nowt there. Houses c.1950 ish in appearance. To the north of the houses is a strip of scrag land and footpaths. The garden boundaries are along the ridge line. It was probably on that line and replaced by a fence. Not on any maps I have seen, and logged in the Trigonomy db as 3883.
White Hill Gardenscape
2004-03-30 16:49 - TP6621 (Tuthill Quarry)
Well and truely knackered. Still standing, but with only the pipe and one hook remaining.. The sods have managed to get the FP. Despite this, its still a striking feature above a sharp peak in a quarry. Should be used for orienteering too, very fine piece of terrain. Looked very striking in the haar.. quite a puzzle to get into the quarry. Sunny for the return back up the old railway. Number obtained from Trigonomy DB -thks GP.
2004-03-30 16:15 - TP3793 (High Moorsley)
Intact up there in the haar, not far from a reservoir. Looks like an old primary.
2004-03-30 15:42 - TP3663 (Hasting Hill)
Local centre for antisocial activities. A small knoll rising steeply above a glue sniffer's quarry and car burning site. Pillar battered and bits missing. Graffiti and evidence of burning.
2004-03-30 15:37 - TP5394 (Penshaw Hill)
Imagine my shock when that thing appeared out of the haar. Pillar dwarfed by the mother of all monuments, well until the Angel of course. There was a plaque on the pillar but it has long been nedded. Graffiti and a missing corner too.
2004-03-30 13:35 - TP3601 (Hangwell Law)
On the edge of a moor. Good views towards the coast. Intact and a BSM type. Cap has no OS inscription and is plain bronze.
2004-03-30 13:05 - TP5741 (Ross Castle)
Second marilyn of the day, not bad for convalescence. Good view of a muirburn on Bewick Moor. Pillar intact with comemorative plaque but no plug. Very fine view, still snow on The Cheviot. No plane spotters, in fact nobody about at all. PS its "Ros Castle".
2004-03-29 14:40 - TP7268 (Edinburgh)
Think this is it. On a building, in a fenced compound in Sighthill industrial estate.
OS Embra: The "beacon" Is this it?
2004-03-29 14:05 - TP7133 (Turnhouse Golf Course)
Replaced by Turnhouse presumably. Site not far from the current pillar
TurnhouseGC Site seen from existing Turnhouse Pillar
2004-03-29 14:00 - TP6619 (Turnhouse)
Quiet, other than the planes landing.. No golfers! Plug missing, otherwise OK.
2004-03-29 12:55 - TP5465 (Pitreavie Golf Course)
Golf course, but quite open, and easy to visit from path running along and from housing estate. Intact, and painted white, everything.
2004-03-29 12:25 - TP4229 (Kingseat Hill)
A drive in, with its own layby. Concrete plug replacement.
2004-03-29 11:35 - TP4275 (Knock Hill)
Penalty for ignoring the huge "No Acce.." sign at the start of the track was no reply and a glare from the farmer as I walked right passed him. Goml type 2a. Cowardly sulker. Its a road walk, and if it were not for the sign, a drive up. Summit is a tumulus with a fine view of masts and the racing circuit. Turn round and you get a good view of the Ochils. Pillar intact and good condition.
2004-03-29 10:35 - TP6454 (Thornton)
Deep in the manky forestry, past the bogroll and soggy scud books, over a stagnant ditch and next to the windthrow, lies a mossy pillar and a ruined water tank. Pillar in fine condition, under the moss. Unfortunately this is opencast country and the current workings are close by to the south. May be vulnerable. Oh and please, please.. dont map this forest. Save green ink!
2004-03-29 10:00 - TP3863 (Hill Of Beath)
Very noticable hill from the M90. Easy access from the old opencast access road to the west. Typical Lowlands volcanic hill. Summit has old piece of twisted metal, a square stone pillar and a familiar pillar which is minus its plug, otherwise OK.
2004-03-29 09:15 - TP3200 (Fleet Recreation Ground)
Gone.. A lot of housebuilding in these parts. A football pitch remains from the playing field days, but the goalposts are down.
Fleet Rec. Persimmon 1 Trigs 0
2004-03-29 09:00 - TP2018 (Castlandhill Resr)
Its not just the gate, I walked through a piece of fence torn down by local neds. Good view over Rosyth and across the Forth. Pillar in good condition perched on the edge of a covered reservoir. "BSM" type.
Castland Hill And Rosyth
2004-03-29 08:40 - TP0075 (South Queensferry)
Up by a wall on the roadside to Linlithgow. Easily found.
2004-03-26 16:46 - TP6098 (Spire Farm)
A big chunk missing thanks to the frost. All metalwork still OK. A drive up. Getting rather misty now
2004-03-26 15:45 - TP1076 (Bashall Eaves)
More bits have just fallen off. Frost getting stuck in here. Copse not too brambly right now.
2004-03-26 15:00 - TP2800 (Doe Hill)
Just off a lane and built on exposed gritstone. Plastic insert.
2004-03-26 14:43 - TP0144 (Whalley)
Easy to find as someone had uncovered it. Mossy bank by very busy road. Good icecream at the car park.
2004-03-26 14:42 - TP6986 (Windy Bank)
Overlooks Blackburn. Plastic insert.Splattered with manure. Muckspreading recently!
Windy Bank And Blackburn.
2004-03-26 14:00 - TP4768 (Mellor)
Good condition, muddy approach. Fine view of the Ribble going to the sea. Old ROC bunker and toposcope nearby. Beware approaching from "Old Dad" - Mud!
2004-03-26 13:39 - TP4341 (Lane Ends)
Quick hop over a gate. Ok except plastic plug replacement.
Lane Ends Mellor Moor in the background.©fasgadh
2004-03-26 13:00 - TP4396 (Leigh Brow Farm)
Now occupied by a mock victorian house.
2004-03-25 16:14 - TP6526 (Top Tax)
Buried in a hedge, between two fences. You will need to look very carefully in the summer. Good shape and intact. Again great scenery in "Little Switzerland" Could see Penn Hall Hill lined up with Abberley. NB. the nearby pond on the OS 1:25k map is a dry depression, probably a marl pit.
2004-03-25 15:55 - TP5385 (Penn Hall Hill)
A small knoll above Menith Wood. Lovely Teme Valley scenery, but a close look at the surroundings revealed a small pit bing. Another day in the scenic coal fields of England. Every now and then some chancer proposes open cast operations in these parts, but its unlikely to happen. Pillar in good condition and intact.
Penn Hall Hill, Menith Wood. Lined up with Abberley Hill.
2004-03-23 18:47 - TP3721 (Helm)
I wandered lonely as a cloud, blah blah blah..... Instead of a plug,a bunch of effing daffodils. Otherwise OK. A great spot, often admired from Wordsworth's nemesis, the railway. A good view of the Kent estuary and the southern fells against a pink sky.
2004-03-23 18:15 - TP6461 (Thornyslack)
In a field next to a big construction site, Watchgate Water Treatment Works. Very good views of Lakeland foothills in evening sunlight. Pilalr in good condition and intact.
2004-03-23 15:20 - TP1497 (Blinkbonny Ht)
The 50000 looks good on my GPS! This is a bit of a flounder and access is hampered by electric fences. Look for the gate at 49788417. Pillar intact, doubt the allen key morons find places like this. Good view up to Arnton Fell, and over millions of English conifers.
Blinkbonny Height. View over the border to Kershope Forest and Sighty Crag.
2004-03-23 14:00 - TP5528 (Priest Hill)
Last time I was here this was moorland, now there is a fair growth of trees and a set of laid out forest walks. Views are limited by the new trees.
2004-03-23 11:30 - TP0890 (Arnton Fell)
Southern spur of Blackwood Hill or Arnton Fell, a marilyn that divides two arms of upper Liddlesdale. A great viewpoint for the dale, all the way to the Solway and snowcapped hills beyond. The pillar is intact but cracked. Bovine rubbing will do for it soon by the looks of it. Even if it does fall, the view should remain, providing the hill is not totally planted, that is. Returned via th marilyn top and the trackbed of the Waverley Line.
2004-03-22 12:25 - TP0992 (Balleny)
Intact and good condition. By a fence, one side pasture, the other barley stubble. Stubble field was very rich in wildlife, its a great area. Good views of the Pentlands, and north to snowy Highland hills.
Balleny view to the Pentlands
2004-03-22 11:30 - TP5671 (Riccarton)
Went in from Currie. Passed "Guantanamo Bay Golf Club", a course better protected than Torness Powerstation by the looks of it, thank goodness it was not there, behind the twin fence and razor wire coils. As it was I had to do a flanker to get at the pillar due to horsey type and loose rotweiler. In good nick with a long view towards Edinburgh. Snowy hills in the Mounth still visible. Last pillar was on Napier's doorstep, this one Heriot Watt's
Riccarton And Edinburgh
2004-03-22 09:30 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)
Not been up here before. Despite the shameful notices, simply litter, there was no problem, the golfers go round the back. I believe they once played off the hill across the road, and there are old golf earthworks up there. Very fine views, and should not be surrendered to the gomls. Pillar white with some old graffiti.
Wester Craiglockhart Hill Dalmahoy in the distance.
2004-03-21 17:40 - TP4617 (Maisondieu)
Plug gone, what with a school just down the road! So has the concrete replacement. Corner chipped. The future is interesting for this one, Brechin is growing out to the bypass, new houses are close, and it will not be long until they build here. Will someone get a garden feature or will it join the ranks of blue meanies. Watch this space.
Maison Dieu Brechin is getting ever closer.
2004-03-21 17:30 - TP1475 (Blair Muir)
Intact and miraculously the plate faces the road. Very much roadside, visited on the way back from the Wirren
2004-03-21 14:00 - TP2997 (East Wirren)
Well worth the slog through the peat from the main summit. The hags did provide shelter for lunch. Like the other Wirren trig, the plug thief had just been by, with neatly replaced screws and shiny brass. The rest of the pillar was OK. The view was the highlight. You are on the edge of the Highlands here, and there is a fine view from Aberdeenward past the Mearns and Montrose Basin, to the Mouth of the Tay , Sidlaws , Lomonds, Isle of May and distant Pentlands and Lammermuirs. The flatness of the farmland was such a contrast to the moors and snows visible from Hill of Wirren. An unmissable viewpoint.
2004-03-21 13:00 - TP3915 (Hill Of Wirren)
Good condition, but unfortunately some scumbag had just nicked the plug. No oxidation of the thread and the screws were replaced. Hope it drops its stash on its bad toe. Surrounded by peathags and with a fine view of the Mounth.
2004-03-20 17:20 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)
Very windy, a few changes since I was last here. Pillar is white with graffiti, concrete plug replacement. Good views but I did not linger.
Braid Hills The pillar, toposcope and in the background Easter Craiglockart and Corstorphine Hill.
2004-03-20 14:36 - TP6823 (West View)
Guarded by a swamp, but what a shocking change of scenery east of the M6. Lovely views. You just dont see half of it from the motorway.
2004-03-20 13:50 - TP0598 (Lancaster FBM Aux 1)
Easily found despite lack of a sketch, as it was uncovered by a recent visitor. Afterwards I returned to the park for a longer look around.
Lancaster FBM Aux 1 Position
2004-03-20 13:45 - TP7143 (Lancaster)
A cracker.. Did not appreciate the true nature of Williamson Park until my GPS led me here. Very beautiful site. Try the orienteering course while you are here, maps at the shop up by the Monument. Pillar intact, but no height.
2004-03-20 13:25 - TP1795 (Burrow Heights)
Plastic plug insert otherwise OK. On footpath guarded by lambs. Good view over the construction site that is the University.
Burrow Heights ©fasgadh
2004-03-16 18:55 - TP2591 (Crimscote Down)
In a hedge corner off a bridleway. View north to the lights of Stratford. Intact.
Crimscote Down ©fasgadh
2004-03-16 18:30 - TP4098 (Ilmington Down)
Pillar is in a ruined dyke half in Gloucestershire and half in Warwickshire and not far from the mast and dish covered summit which is the Warwickshire high point. Almost the northern tip of the Cotswolds, Meon Hill being the last outlier to the north. Somebody shooting nearby.
2004-03-16 18:20 - TP2119 (Charingworth)
By a fence near a minor road. All OK
2004-03-16 17:55 - TP5864 (Sedgecombe Farm)
Tried finding it with a 1:50k and failed. Followed the hedge its supposed to be in but saw nothing. Its almost certainly on the otherside or buried in the vast quantity of bramble here abouts.
2004-03-16 17:40 - TP0620 (Campden FBM Aux 1)
Wide verge next to a cabbage field. I had no sketch, site down, so was really chuffed to hit this one. Vengeance was near though.
2004-03-16 17:10 - TP2822 (Dovers Hill)
Pleasant grassland in the care of the NT who have omegarised the pillar. Some concrete has been chipped off near the sign, but the metal work is intact. Great views walking along the Cotswold Escarpment.
2004-03-16 16:25 - TP5314 (Parks Farm)
Not far off the RUPP behind a dyke. A typical wide open Cotswold space with lovely coloured mud. Larks singing on a spring day - good stuff. Intact and in good condition
2004-03-16 16:25 - TP2694 (Cutsdean Hill)
Drive up.. Right by the roadside near a racing stable. Lots of new woodland as well, a very attractive location on one of the higher Cotswold tops. Definitely colder here than down in Evesham. Chipped top and missing cap.
2004-03-16 16:00 - TP3084 (Evesham Road Resr)
It may be hiding in the fortified reservoir enclosure, but I think its gone. No longer on the maps , the GPS suggested that it was atop the mound of a reservoir sdjacent to a BW. This was clearly visible and there was no pillar. Access not possible.
Evesham Road - The site. ©fasgadh
2004-03-16 15:45 - TP1486 (Blakes Hill)
On the edge of an orchard with an amazing view southward. This is one of those places that is unexpectedly beautiful. Pillar chipped and cracked, but not too badly damaged. Nowt missing. Cracking spot.
2004-03-16 15:10 - TP4456 (Littleton Resr)
Reservoir dog. Guessed the number from a photo, obtained by crawling up to the wire through Sleeping Beauty's Castle stuff. Path was muddy, but the dry spell made it tolerable - just. Good views over the Vale of Evesham.
2004-03-16 14:35 - TP4565 (Lower Farm Throckmorton)
Horses in the field. Was squatting out of sight behind the pillar when a police car came speeding towards me on the airfield tarmac. I was briefly worried about The Paranoia, when I remembered that the airfield is a police driving training area. Was just like the Sweeny (I still had not had my dinner) Then I heard heavy breathing behind me - the horses had turned up. Pillar intact and in good shape. A controversial place - F&M dead animal repository and threatened refugee camp.
2004-03-15 17:00 - TP5628 (Redkirk Point)
In a corner of a field, buttressed by sea defences. Good condition. Big wind blowing and the tide was coming in fast, prompting a dire warning from a local. Very beautiful place, especially on a stormy afternoon. Would be good witha scope, loads of waders out there.
Redkirk Point ©fasgadh
2004-03-15 16:35 - TP6764 (Watch Hill)
In a grown out hedge outside Annan. Good condition, quite unremarkable.
Watch Hill ©fasgadh
2004-03-15 16:14 - TP2686 (Cummertrees)
Approached from the south, a path leading to a hole in a fence, into the wood containing the mother of all kid's huts. The pillar is now between two fences protecting a newly planted hedge. Plate faces east. All bits are there.
2004-03-15 13:50 - TP3456 (Great Hill)
Deep in the forest, but in the middle of a vast clearfell area. Easy walk up on a track, could have been a drive up. No view, thick clag. In good condition and intact.
2004-03-15 08:40 - TP4343 (Lang Loan)
Well turned into rubble. A fair bit of it is there, but in pieces, under a hedge. A lot of earth has been moved hereabouts so its fortunate that the earthly remains are still visible. Low quality area frequented by low quality people. Another unofficial tip. Some mobile phone masts and an anti vermin gate, but no fence! completes the pretty picture. Trig still shown on my 1970's OS map.
2004-03-14 11:50 - TP2786 (Dingleton)
In the garden of Betony Hill, but fenced off in a wee recess with open access to the road. Plate faces the road as well. Near the airfield and Museum of Flight, also Athelstaneford, birthplace of the Saltire. Good condition, plate almost buried.
Dingleton In the corner of the garden, yet accessable. You can even park right by it.
2004-03-14 11:30 - TP6000 (Skid Hill)
The highest point of the Gareleton Hills, another Lothians volcanic outcrop.Like Castle Hill, but this one did not get Edinburgh built upon it, and half of it has been quarried away. Summit is quite precarious, with very fine views. Pillar still white and inatct.
2004-03-14 11:10 - TP3103 (Falside Hill)
On a minor road with good views over the rich grainlands of East Lothian. Unfortunately the lane is a dump used by the local scummers, so the pillar was in a location resembling a municipal tip. A wild breezy day. Plug missing, and a strange metal strip bolted to the plate. Some graffiti of course.
2004-03-13 16:00 - TP3843 (Hill)
Mossy pillar in woodland ride. Pleasant location, and a bluebell wood. Only problem, the traffic noise from the M9 as it approaches and leaves that diabolical roundabout. No camera today. Love the name.
2004-03-12 18:50 - TP2676 (Culgaith)
Gone, presumed replaced by Rosebank. The gr is the middle of the adjacent field to the fence containing the 'new' pillar.
2004-03-12 18:45 - TP7129 (Rose Bank)
Probably a replacement for the missing Culgaith.
2004-03-12 15:40 - TP3811 (High Warren Resr)
On top of a reservoir in a golf course. Not too heavily defended, got in crawling between the railings, only to find that the pillar was not in the same place as shown on the 1:25000 map, and that there was a simple gate out. A very ornate monument is nearby.
2004-03-12 15:15 - TP3833 (Higher Whitley)
In the hedge above a busy road, sadly too busy for a cat I passed on the way. A large tree had been felled near the pillar, and this made getting in easy. Had to excavate the number, fortunately nettle roots dont sting. Intact and in good condition, still with some paint.
2004-03-09 19:10 - TP4521 (Long Hill)
Field edge with very ggod views of Stratford's streetlights. Intact.
2004-03-09 18:45 - TP0245 (Ettington)
Not hard, it had recently been dug out. Very wide verge.
2004-03-09 18:00 - TP4132 (Jesters Hill)
A very red sun was just setting on arrival. Intact and a very fine setting with one of those twee beacons next door. Lovely short walk at a special time of day.
2004-03-09 17:20 - TP6106 (Spring Farm)
Just off the old main road between Banbury and Warwick, in a hedge. Intact but an ash branch worn away a fair bit of concrete, probably movement caused by hedge cutting.
2004-03-09 16:40 - TP0246 (Heathcote Farm)
Roadside. Very easy. Warwick is getting ever closer.
2004-03-09 16:25 - TP0621 (Warwick FBM Aux 1)
Easy find, and the previous visitors paw marks all over it. Very close to the ticket machine (40p for an hour).
Warwick FBM Aux1 The location©fasgadh
2004-03-09 16:15 - TP7236 (Warwick)
Subterrainian. A cutting through soft sandstone leading up to the Castle. No GPS reception when I was down there. I went in through the car park and down some steps having parked near the Berntsen.
Warwick Another view of this almost underground wonder.
2004-03-09 15:45 - TP7052 (Woodloes Farm)
My GPS led unerringly to Wise Grove. The error circle of the ref, is mostly road,and I expect thats what happened to it. No possibility of survival in a hidden corner of a garden.
Woodloes Farm, the site. S5010 lived where this road is now.©fasgadh
2004-03-07 15:45 - TP5307 (Park Field)
Top of a grass field, just outside Eardisland.
2004-03-07 13:40 - TP7088 (Wylfre)
Perfect condition, again on a mossy carpet. In summer you only need factor 8 for footwear here. The Eastern end of Aberedw Hill, walked over the moor from the main summit. Still clear and still big views.
2004-03-07 12:20 - TP0769 (Aberedw Hill)
Top open, otherwise good. On a tumulus in good old Radnorshire fashion. Moor is very dry and mossy, the easiest place to walk imaginable. Clear day so big, big views. Cadair Idris very clear in the north.
2004-03-02 13:30 - TP5545 (Pykestone Hill)
Round of the Drumelzier Glen. Very cold. Plug missing and top flaking away, frost damage probably. A few footprints from the weekend.
2004-03-01 11:06 - TP1373 (Binny Craig)
The hole is still in the cap replacement, there is a lot of grafitti and the hooks have been hammered, enough insults to tip it into slightly damaged country. Amazing location on top of a very sharp peak. Easy access from the south through new woodland.
2004-03-01 10:35 - TP2314 (Cocklerue Hill)
Visited before, returned to photograph. The view is not just Grangemouth - the rest of it is very pleasant. Typical volcanic outcrop of the Lothians. A popular walk up from Beecraigs woods, a lot of view for little effort. Good condition and with a toposcope for a companion.
Cockleroy View of Lochcote reservoir.
2004-03-01 09:50 - TP1372 (Binns Hill)
Well sited, as a fine viewpoint. The bridges show up well from here, as does the Forth and Ochils. Good condition, plug replaced. Fine walk up from the house through thousands of snowdrops. Highly recommended. Sunny and frosty.
2004-02-27 17:45 - TP3289 (Gala Law)
Evening bash up a steep, snowy, bramble and gorse infested slope to an excelent view over Hawick. The gorse had been recently burnt off near the pillar.
Gala Law Sunset on Hawick
2004-02-27 17:10 - TP3443 (Gray Hill)
Very clear evening and good views of Greatmoor Hill and Caldcleuch Head. Easy walk across from road.
2004-02-27 16:31 - TP3962 (Hog Fell)
Another cold but clear walk. Again good views
2004-02-27 15:00 - TP4897 (Monument Hill)
A drive up, on Whita Hill with two monuments, one to General Malcolm. A finer monument is the one to Hugh McDiarmid beside the road. Very good views over the plain around the Solway. A clear and cold day.
2004-02-27 10:24 - TP6294 (Sydney)
Thanks to the pellet holes in the fence, I could see that it was not in the garden. I got within 5m of the ref, on the corner of the gardens. Crewe-Stockport Railway nearby as well. Houses got the pillar.
2004-02-27 10:20 - TP0185 (Weston Roundabout)
Easy.. No vegetation or soil, and the paint ring around the rivet could be seen through the snow.
2004-02-26 20:00 - TP5709 (Rock Green)
A familiar landmark.. One of the "S" free gang, and the plate is high as its on a bit of a plinth. Lovely starry night.
2004-02-26 17:00 - TP5955 (Shirlett Common)
Perfect condition, still white as well, the protectiopn of trees. Set in pleasant forest land, but a lot of trees will go soon, they have been spotted. A delightful spot.
2004-02-25 23:10 - TP0186 (Cranage)
Easy, no vegetation as the rivit is on the edge of the deck of an overpass on the M6. Lots of noise, the motorway being drowned out by hungry sheep reacting to my diesel engine pulling up outside their field. The real meals on wheels, a landrover, turned up sonn after.
2004-02-24 16:40 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)
Another 30**, and plenty of tourists braving the cold wind. Its a northerly so clarity was amazing, could make out Ben Vane, Dumbartonshire, beyond Loch Lomond to the west. Fresh snow on the Ochils and a good selection of Fife bumps. Arthurs Seat blocked almost all to the south. Quick detour walking home from an interview. (sucessful, BTW. This is now my 'home trig')
2004-02-23 17:00 - TP6689 (View Field)
Cap missing overwise OK. Do not argue with the name - the view is amzazing, especially in a northerly airstream late in the afternoon. Dales hills and Ward Stone in particular,as they were litup in red light, but a very fine view to the Lakes across Morecambe Bay as well. Scummers had just dumped building rubble in the nearby layby and I was questioned by a local if I knew anything, sadly not, it would be a pleasure to help convict such vermin.
2004-02-23 16:25 - TP0139 (Halton)
Easy, rivet on the edge of a service cover for telephone wires - no vegetation. Very busy road though.
2004-02-22 17:10 - TP2852 (Drum Hill)
Hill is a mass of masts, a new one has just gone up. Pillar is in the corner of a Scout camp - there must be quite a demand for microwaved scouts in Derby, and by a dew pond. Very fine southward view. No missing brass.
2004-02-22 16:45 - TP2473 (Cowhill)
1990's housing estate. No likely hiding place within the error circle of my GPS. Shown on my 1977 map.
Cowhill It was here...
2004-02-22 16:30 - TP0197 (Sunny Hill)
Up a steep lane and just over a dyke. Good view of the Derwent valley Intact, with GPS plaque and in good condition.
2004-02-22 16:20 - TP2150 (Chevin Hill)
Think its near the original site, but definely taken a whack from some some sort of earth moving equipment. Now intact but at an angle, behind a lot of dumped stone. Hill a mass of masts and carries a golf course. Forgot the GPS on this one.
2004-02-22 15:50 - TP2369 (Common Farm)
Missed this in the summer. Its behind a berm built by the sandpit digger and protected by brambles. No way was I going in there in August. Another survivor, surrounded by eathworks but still standing, intact. Great Highlnad cattle on the other side of the road.
2004-02-22 15:30 - TP4037 (Hough Park)
In a wood, which promises to be a cracker come bluebell time. Views now gone due to C. Leylandii hedge/windbreak. Wind very keen up here. Good condition and intact.
2004-02-22 15:15 - TP1576 (Brailsford)
Same old story; its on a roadside, but the plate is on the side you cannot see. Good condition and intact.
2004-02-22 14:50 - TP4658 (Markeaton Golf Course)
No longer a golf course, but a pleasant housing estate from around about the 1960s. Not marked on 1977 map. The 10 fig ref leads you to a public footpath along an old hedgerow. The strip taken by the path is quite wide so I doubt its lurking in a garden. The location seems to be now occupied by some lime trees.
Markeaton Golf: It was here. Where the limes are.
2004-02-22 14:30 - TP4659 (Markeaton Hill)
Intact and good shape - a survivor. Usually housing estates kill trigpoints, but this one made it to be a feature in the front garden of number 23.
Markeaton Hill Skitteridge watertower in the distance.©fasgadh
2004-02-22 14:25 - TP6008 (Skitteridge Wood)
By the water tower. The wood is well walked and has a few snowdrops. The pillar is intact and in good shape other than the red graffiti. As I left a tanker left the reservoir complex near by. I was to see this tanker or its mates many times this afternoon.
Skitteridge Wood Note the fence post. The reservoir compound was once much larger.
2004-02-22 14:00 - TP3379 (Glebe Land)
Easy to get at through the next cul de sac toward Derby. A short deviation from the straight and narrow finds the pillar in a hedge between the field and the garden. The householder obviously does not like trig pillars and has placed a fence panel against it - guess what side! Got a stab at the number by squeezing an arm round with the camera. I think its 4009. I have a distinct feeling that the land hereabouts is going to get built on one day.
2004-02-16 17:52 - TP3641 (Harrocks Hall Resr)
B*(&(^* Reservoir! As it was getting dark, I could not get the number. Would be possible with binoculars.
Harrocks Hill, its there, in the gloom Dusk visit.©fasgadh
2004-02-16 13:30 - TP4365 (Larriston Fells)
A very rough fell surrounded by forest. Quite a tedious walk in through dense sitka. Just got to the top before the rain and clag started. Good condition and intact.
2004-02-16 09:44 - TP3144 (Ferniehill)
Lost to the housebuilders. A quick visit to the site.
2004-02-15 17:45 - TP5491 (Polmont)
On my old map, but now bungalows, Skye Drive or something similar.. The developers piled up a berm to hide/protect the bungaloids from Grangemouth.
2004-02-13 18:00 - TP5940 (Sheriffs Park)
Good condition, but bitumen prlug replacement. Not much of a view, on the edge of a small wood.
2004-02-13 17:00 - TP0111 (Hardendale Fell)
Took some finding. Pacing suggested a pink granite boulder. Eventually I spotted the rivet in the boulder.
2004-02-13 16:15 - TP3611 (Hardendale Pike)
Quarried away and filled in again. Quarry is still active and there was a big dumper truck near the given grid reference.
Hardendale Pike: The site. The foreground is backfilled quarry. ©fasgadh
2004-02-13 15:30 - TP5592 (Ravensworth Fell)
Limestone fell overlooking the scenic splendour of Junction 39 of the M6. Apart from this a very fine view. Intact pillar in good condition. Hign number,possibly a replacement for the lost pillar above Hardendale.
2004-02-12 18:30 - TP4571 (Lower Nash Farm)
In a hedge on the south slope of Clee Hill. New nettles by the plate are still nipping. Intact and surviving the hedge cutters.
2004-02-12 17:00 - TP7241 (Wetheral)
I could not find it either, or the other non pillar about these parts. Had a very good look.
2004-02-12 15:00 - TP6847 (Weston Hill)
In a field above a scarp in the Clee Hills. A good view normally I expect, but a bit claggy today. Intact and in good nick. A member of the no "S" 29xx clan.
2004-02-09 18:00 - TP5841 (Sceugh Head)
Had to resort to leaning over the dyke with the camera to get the number here. Very close to the road, but I picked the wrong field. Good condition.
Sceugh Head: A snatched view of the plate Only way I could view the number.
2004-02-09 17:00 - TP3124 (Faugh)
MIA - Now a disused sandpit, a huge disused sandpit. The hill has all but gone. Quite a scenic walk up to the lip of the crater though.
2004-02-09 13:20 - TP7475 (Whitelyne Common [old])
Next to its replacement
Sighty Crag Old trig and its replacement©fasgadh
2004-02-09 13:18 - TP0694 (Whitelyne Common)
High number as the pillar is a replacement for a previous pillar, a primary by the looks of it (S1553)that has been toppled. The remnants are scattered about, but no sign of a bracket. The old pillar should be added to the DB and I will log it as soon as I get any info as to its number. 10862 is in good condition and the plug has raised lettering. Sighty Crag may be a pig to get to, but is a wonderful place when you are there. Fine sandstone boulders and a big sky! Info from trigonomy yahoo group/Clochandighter re the old pillar: Grid Ref: NY601809. OS name: Whitelyne Common Built 17/05/1936 with FB No S1553. Rebuilt on site 12/10/1962 with FB No 10862. Info from OS.
2004-02-09 12:14 - TP4517 (Long Crag)
A tough snowy walk to Sighty Crag: first stop this pillar. Great view over towards CArlisle and north to Caldcleuch Head. Bewcastle Hunt busy in the forest below. Pillar in good condition and intact.
2004-02-08 13:20 - TP0080 (Tathieknowe)
Braved the icy road, only to find I had not got the OS details with me. Still found it though, under the snow. I remembered the photo of the cutting. Great spot on a wild road over the Moorfoots.
2004-02-08 13:00 - TP0503 (Innerleithen)
No hidingplace, easily found from the road without GR or OS sketch. Passed by a few years ago on the way to Windlestraw Law. Very scenic setting especially in the snow. Returning from the orienteering at Elibank.
2004-02-07 15:50 - TP3884 (Hill Of Kirriemuir)
Visited in a snowstorm. An easy one, partly hidden by broom. Good condition, plug now replaced by bitumen type filler. On the edge of a quarry, but could see nothing but falling snow.
2004-02-07 11:00 - TP2045 (Cat Law)
Great viewpoint, this being the highest gill on the Highland Fault. One side a wild snowy Mounth, the other The Mearns and Strathmore, very flat looking. Could see as far south as The Lomonds. Pillar good, save a lost plug, no replacement. Just south of the unmarked summit. Hid from the savage wind behind a cairn nearby.
2004-02-06 16:40 - TP2513 (Craigentinny Golf Course)
Edinburgh's lowest, 18m and by the 18th Tee. Good view over to Inchkeith and in the oposite direction, Arthur's Seat. Good condition, only with black paint in the plug.
2004-02-06 16:10 - TP0079 (Dogs Home)
Easy, no vegetation or soil on a sea wall, and the yellow paint. Good view of Inchkeith, and yes there is a dog's home here, got barked at on the way by.
Dog's Home. The location©fasgadh
2004-02-05 18:45 - TP0825 (Alma Field)
A drive up, and in good nick, intact - amazing for a country park car park.
Beacon carpark - The trig. ©fasgadh
2004-02-02 16:25 - TP0108 (Wetheral Pasture)
Unlike the other two non pillars in this cluster, this one was easy to find, dug it out next to a manhole cover.
2004-02-02 16:10 - TP4912 (Moor Yeat)
Just over a hedge on the edge of Wetheral. The house is coming on nicely. Pillar intact except for a half height crack all around it
2004-02-02 13:00 - TP3474 (Greatmoor Hill)
In a cairn on top of one of the slaistery, boggiest, dampest hills I have ever swum up. Oh and it was chucking it down too. I expect you get a good view down Liddlesdale.
The summit, Greatmoor Hill Thats all you are getting, Any other angle would have drowned the camera.©fasgadh
2004-01-30 19:40 - TP1809 (Burtonwood)
Very good condition indeed. Dead easy to find as roadside pillars tend to hide in hedges, there is no longer a hedge. Parked next door, on with the hazards and a quick look. So near the motorway, lovely.
Burtonwood in the rain ©fasgadh
2004-01-29 12:45 - TP5811 (Sandwell Park Golf Course)
This trig is in West Bromwich, it is also very scenic, being on the edge of a golf course which is an excuse for a forest. A small snowfall, that paralysed Birmingham,put paid to the golfers, so I had a very enjoyable walk in the woods. Birdlife was abundant, and I followed fox tracks to the pillar and deer tracks away, probably muntjac. Pillar was in near perfect condition with a faint script on the plug. Still painted. This was the second sucessive pillar visited from which I could see a football ground. The downside was the infernal racket coming from the nearby M5
2004-01-26 11:15 - TP0821 (Allinsons Bank)
Not sure if this one was bagged by the shopping mall or the A74(M). Turns out that one of the first Scottish features of the northbound hardshoulder is the site of this dearly departed trig pillar. Requiescat sub asphalt.
The site. It was just up the road, 80m beyond the Welcome to Scotland sign where the hard shoulder is now.©fasgadh
2004-01-26 09:00 - TP3021 (Edenholme)
On the edge of a field that has probably been ploughed for the first time in years. Other highlights include a felled electricity pylon. Good condition, plastic plug replacement
2004-01-24 16:32 - TP6402 (The Maypole)
Awkward. Probably once within the safari park, but not since the Bewdley bypass. High fence surrounding the area proved broken, but pillar was just out of reach in an expanded garden. Of course the plate was on the one unreadable face. Close enough though to see that it was in good condition, still painted and intact. No view now, as trees have grown all around it. Steam loco passed below when logging (Bewdley station is nearby down a rocky cutting.)
Maypole, Wribbenhall Close, but unable to read the plate, which as usual is round the back.©fasgadh
2004-01-24 16:10 - TP2174 (Church Hill)
On a quarried hill on the edge of the Wyre Forest. Inatct and good condition, albeit animal polished. Very fine views.
2004-01-23 11:35 - TP5431 (Petton Park)
Mud! This pillar is a long way from dry ground, and was a tough dirty job to get at. On the edge of a grass field on an attractive, mud aside, farming landscape. Pillar intact, and like a lot of its neighbours, a "BsM" type.
2004-01-23 10:45 - TP6782 (Webscott)
Good condition and intact. Another BsM type, as are many in northwest Shropshire. By a reservoir on a well used footpath. Amazingly the pillar is outside the fence, and accesable, but it may be overgrown in summer.The pillar is built on a rock outcrop. WARNING. The nearby woods hide 20m overhanging crags - quite unexpected, but this is another well quarried piece of sandstone.
2004-01-23 10:40 - TP3521 (Grinshill Cliff)
An interesting one this. Its a very stout slightly outward tapering pillar built of the local sandstone. In shape its rather like those squat pillars around Lossiemouth (Bin of Cullen, Brown Muir etc). The plate is a "BsM" type and well polished by the many visitors to this popular spot. Between the pillar and a similar shaped toposcope there is an aircraft beacon from RAF Shawbury, like a red poker tip. On a clear day you can see very good views of Shrewsbury and south to the hills. The pillar is OK except for a broken plastic plug replacement and all the hooks have been cut. A lovely spot, above crags with some reasonable climbing.
Grinshill An unusual shape: squat, with the top area greater than the area of the base.©fasgadh
2004-01-23 09:00 - TP2454 (Cotwall)
Almost an exact match on the GR. The satelites are good to me. This pillar is not shown on the 1:50000 maps and is bang on the join between 126 and 127. It is on the 1:25000 and exists in good condition. Amazed to get to it, but there was still an unploughed stubble field - good news for the birds including a singing skylark, first of the year. All metal work intact and a fine view of some old hangers used as warehouses.
2004-01-18 12:32 - TP1894 (Camphill Resr)
Now not even any sign of the open cast mining, save some old "Danger Quarry" signs. Back to grass land, but suspiciously smooth and new land. Site is on a well surfaced track. Weather foul. I passed this way in 1987, but no record of the pillar that once stood here.
Camphill Reservoir The site in Jan 2004. No pillar, no opencast, loads of rain.©fasgadh
2004-01-18 12:30 - TP2589 (Crichton Mains)
Now on a knoll, due to ploughing, a sort of reverse Kippit Hill. In a field of winter crops and in good condition. Evidence of a recent visit. Despite the gloom, a good view of the Moorfoot Scarp.
Crichton Mains ©fasgadh
2004-01-18 11:55 - TP2799 (Dodridge Law)
Behind Whitburgh House, beside a substantial track. Good condition and intact.
2004-01-18 11:50 - TP6089 (Soutra Hill)
On moors on the edge of the Southern Upland Scarp and a fine viewpoint for the lowlands of Mid and East Lothian. Unfortunately the weather was pretty foul. Nearby quarries used as a shooting range.
2004-01-18 11:15 - TP5163 (North Kippit Hill)
Half buried, probably by ploughing, but in good condition and intact. Plate still visible, but trench filling in. There were a lot of footprints in the snow, a shoot the previous day?
2004-01-18 10:55 - TP4394 (Leehouses)
Easy find, in the hedge by a gate. Good condition and intact. Cold and wet with fast disappearing views over East Lothian and the Lammermuirs' Southern Upland Scarp.
2004-01-18 09:30 - TP2790 (Dirrington Great Law)
Somebody has had a good go at this one. Got the spider, but the fb is still there. The concrete is tough, so a fair bit of the pillar remains, sat between two tumuli. Very grousy hill, somewhat isolated from the rest of the Lammermuirs and a very fine view. Got down just as the rain was starting.
2004-01-17 12:00 - TP5763 (Rubers Law)
Striking igneous hill just north of the Cheviots. Very fine viewpoint, and a lovely walk up, despite the wet snow. Trig in good condition except for missing plug.
2004-01-16 18:00 - TP7021 (Wolgarston)
An oddity: 1) its not on the maps, 2) its got no flush bracket, 3) the sighting hole tubes protrude, 4) The spider is non standard with a very small diameter plug, filled with concrete, 5) The hooks have no wells. 6) its still painted, 7)Octaganal section, corners "planed off". Shocked to see it as its not on the map. On a very substantial base. As its non standard, I wondered about local engineering - the likely candidate is the nearby M6.
2004-01-16 17:20 - TP5808 (Sandonbank)
Patrolled the hedge, both sides and nothing visible other than a suspicious gap in the hedge. Took a way point and found it corresponded with the grid ref here (grid ref entered). Almost certainly a gonner. Recently reported on the trigonomy mailing list as having been dismantled and reerected in a nearby garden- Skeath Farm. Prospective visitors should ask to see it in its new location at the house. Suggest new condition category- relocated. I have upped the interest rating for this one as walking trig pillars are a novelty.
2004-01-16 17:00 - TP7214 (Stafford)
I think its roadside, in the cutting. But its a jungle. Two attempts now at finding it. Somewhere under a ton of vegetation, spikey vegetation.
2004-01-16 16:30 - TP3745 (Heron Wood)
Did not squelch across to the pillar, was happy to get a good look from the nearby lane. Looks OK, still white. Standing in a huge puddle in a very muddy field on a dairy farm.
Heron Wood. Long exposure - was getting dark.©fasgadh
2004-01-13 16:05 - TP0240 (Thorne)
easily found dispite vegetation.
Thorne Bolt and location.©fasgadh
2004-01-13 15:45 - TP6451 (Thornhill)
Cracked, water seeping from inside, otherwise intact. In a field with deer,judging by the prints. Animals jump the hedge into the B4088. Drive carefully. Gate frequently used by quadbikes. They do not jump the hedge.
2004-01-13 15:25 - TP4669 (Marriage Hill)
Probably lost to road widening. The GR is the lip of a rabbit infested sandy cutting. Maybe the rabbits got it. Good view point.
Marriage Hill The site. ©fasgadh
2004-01-13 15:05 - TP4245 (Kinwarton)
Long distance path devotees may know this one, its on two 'ways'. In a muddy field, that has not been used for any agricultural purpose lately. Good views of an industrial estate. Bits chipped off the top, a concrete plug replacement and had a fire of two lit against it. Lots of party debris as well.
2004-01-13 14:45 - TP5678 (Ridgeway)
In a back garden/paddock and guarded by donkeys. I would have avoided a blue meanie, if a) someone was about, and b) I had the scope. Not far off a footpath with the plate in view. Pillar in good condition.
2004-01-13 14:05 - TP3919 (Hill Top)
On the flat summit of Berrow Hill. Quite a pleasant walk up, did not slip on the heavy clay in the woods. Pillar has a crack around it and a plain metal plug replacement.
2004-01-13 13:35 - TP4776 (Mere Court)
An enjoyable one this. Its situated on a footpath through a very old fashioned sort of farm. Its pastureland grazed by Herefords. Loads of birds too, and the journey over from Droitwich was enlivened by having to give way to ducks swimming across the road. I am getting to like these 'Borsetshire' trigs. Pillar in very good condition and all there.
2004-01-13 13:10 - TP5112 (Newland Farm)
Its been bashed. A chunk lopped off by something hanging off the back of a turning tractor I expect. Everything else OK. Path not too muddy, and little noise from the M5. Good views up to the Clees.
Newland Farm. Notice farmerisation.©fasgadh
2004-01-13 13:00 - TP7267 (Droitwich)
I expect the view from the roof would be dull too. Compound open today.
OS office Droitwich, Worcs. ©fasgadh
2004-01-11 11:50 - TP0856 (Anslow Leys)
On the edge of a field behind houses. Clearly visible from the road. Pillar in good condition and intact. Choice of two pubs. (Coors Brewery? Just say NO. Pedigree just down the road!)
2004-01-11 11:00 - TP3525 (Grove Farm)
Great view of Drakelow Power station. Pillar in hedge, near a garden centre. Path behind greenhouses leads to a good vantage point for the Trent Valley. Pillar inact and in good condition.
2004-01-11 10:30 - TP2449 (Coton Park)
Under beech trees in an area of abandoned farmland now given over to forestry.(Woodland Trust) Views to south. Pillar intact and in good condition.
2004-01-09 16:00 - TP1760 (Bull And Butcher)
In a rape field, and badly cracking up. Still a rabbit hole under the flush bracket. Metalwork intact. Few long distance views and a lot of woodland aound here. Bull and Butcher farm is all greenhouses. The old barns have been poshed up.
2004-01-09 15:40 - TP6044 (Snowford)
Almost definitely missing, but who knows, I may not have looked in every gorse bush. Not many hiding places - missing presumed farmerised. On the 1:50K but not on the 1:25K map. Well I looked thoroughly, but unfortunately in "the right place". Heaven help us! Walking trigs.. Well spotted that man.
Snowford: The site.. This is the given grid ref, and agrees with the 1:50000 map. ©fasgadh
2004-01-09 15:07 - TP3738 (Hensborough Hill)
A drive up. Lovely views over Draycote water on a sunny fresh afternoon. Pillar in good shape but with a concrete plug replacement.
2004-01-09 14:45 - TP0250 (Dunsmore Heath)
In a traffic island off the A45. Amazingly complex junction, a relic of the roads of the 1950's. Finding it was easy.. Big Clue nearby.
2004-01-09 14:25 - TP1618 (Bretford)
An easy walk up a muddy bridleway. Barbed wire tries toshepherd you away, but it was an easy grassy deviation. Pink concrete, and a good southward view.
2004-01-09 14:00 - TP3348 (Gibbet Hill)
I once thought this to be an inaccessable site, but a very upmarket housing development has splurged out into the fields and you can drive very close to the grid ref. No visble pillar, but it may yet survive in a garden. Odds are that it has gone, but it would be a lovely garden feature. It is still marked on current maps.
Gibbet Hill. The site. Is it behind one of those high fences?©fasgadh
2004-01-09 12:40 - TP0244 (Balsall Street)
Easy find with the sketch.. Recent digging had exposed a typical bolt.
2004-01-08 11:55 - TP0241 (Pheasey)
Easily found due to a small depression from a previous dig. Handy layby. This was a second attempt.
2004-01-06 14:30 - TP0910 (Askew Hill)
Just above Repton. Pillar in good condition in a small wood. Good view of an old powerstation and the Toyota plant.
Askew Hill ©fasgadh
2004-01-06 14:05 - TP5223 (Old Manor Farm)
Not on the map. Used the drainage channel on top of the road cutting to safely and easily follow the A50(a cut price 'motorway')from a layby. Fortunately there is no pedestrian prohibition, but the roadside is deadly. The pillar has definitely gone. I got to within 80m and the grid ref was in a big flat rape field. No hiding place, another blue meanie.
2004-01-06 13:45 - TP5704 (Robin Hill)
An interesting one this... The pillar is beside a bridleway and has been coopted by the local authority as a tourist information notice board. A very informative and attractive one at that. Pillar is in good condition and intact. Fine view over Derby and Nottingham.
2004-01-06 13:20 - TP7162 (Melbourne)
A long search in amongst the thorns, and water board markers/tap covers beside the road failed to uncover anything that I recognised as a bench mark. Good luck! Do you ever get the feeling that you are being followed :-) Congrats to the expedition that finally unearthed the fabled lost benchmark.
2004-01-06 13:15 - TP0608 (Melbourne FBM Aux 1)
Another elusive Berntsen, only a few metres from the bolt, which was found. There was a very big hole dug by somebody in the location shown in the sketch, but no plate. Is it still there?
Melbourne FBM Aux. The general location. The bolt is by the walking pole. To the right of the handle you can see the hole where I think the Berntsen is/was©fasgadh
2004-01-06 13:10 - TP0461 (Melbourne Common)
Easily found. Someone had been digging so looked in the wee depression and found a red bolt on yellow background.
Melbourne: The bolt ©fasgadh
2004-01-06 12:30 - TP0830 (Alton Grange)
This one may be doomed. On the muddy byway I used to get in, there was a planning notice for an open cast mine. For now, the plans spare the pillar. The pillar stands on the edge of older woodland and was once painted grey. The paint is flaking revealing OS white. Inatct and good condition.
2004-01-06 12:15 - TP6946 (Willesley Resr)
Another on a reservoir. Undefended so I had a look. Just off a road severed by the A42. Pillar in good condition.
2004-01-06 12:00 - TP5133 (No Mans Heath)
Third one this morning and all contiguous numbers. Quite a 22xx cluster near Nuneaton. The OS map is confusing. What looks like a narrow filed is a green lane, Salt Street, and is drivable from No Man's Heath. This is a drive up, except for the fact that the pillar is over the hedge and you know which way the plate faces. I walked up.Pillar in good conditon but has a concrete/asphalt plug replacement.
2004-01-06 11:30 - TP3836 (Highfields)
Another in very good condition and a fine view. Lovely walk along a grassy bridleway. Two hares in the field. The pillar is away from the hedge, but accessible from the bw without crossing ploughed ground. (just as well - the fp faces away!) Views of Cannock Chase, Hints TV mast and away over to Charnwood. Big sky country.
2004-01-06 11:00 - TP3433 (Grange Farm)
A long trudge over a muddy field, and a wander throgh a nice garden on an unobstructed footpath. Pillar is in very good condition and in a grassy field behind the substantial Grange Farm. (Oliver Stirling was not at home). Good views to the west.
2004-01-05 15:25 - TP0885 (Arlescott)
Lost inbetween two hedges, I could only get to within a metre of the pillar. The thorns were pretty tough. Two hedges, the old farm hedge and a reservoir hedge, and the pillar between them. At first I thought that it was lost to the giant earthworks around the reservoir.. but it was there. There is an outside chance that the final digit is an '8' but I am 98% certain that its 1966! Pillar has a corner knocked off.. probably during the reservoir construction.
Down under the hedges. Arlescott. Not dark.. just a very shady place under the thorns..
2004-01-05 14:36 - TP5141 (Nordley)
Probably missing.. It could just possibly be lurking in a hollow, but the location is a big bald field and its not visible from 70m away. The pub in Nordley has gone as well :-( Quite good views, Shirlett Common looms over to the north and a good view to the Apley woods across the river. First ever visit to this wee pocket of land in the crook of the Severn.
Nordley: Sheep marks the spot. Alnost certainly lost. Photo of the site.
2004-01-01 14:06 - TP4877 (Moel-Y-Tryfan)
Great spot. Looks so ordinary from the road, but the summit is one of the sharpest in Wales. Trig is halfway up the tor on a grassy plateau surrounded by pinnacles and gullies. Nearby is a very familiar looking quarry off fondly remembered telly. However the Daleks have been replaced by burnt out cars. A lot of bad lads on Skaro. When I got home, found the scumbags had been round and was minus quite a bit of gear.
2003-12-30 18:50 - TP3956 (Hob Hill)
In a grassy field on a footpath, beyond a vast stables complex. Some very fine horses about. Pillar OK except for a missing plug,and one piece of graffiti.
Hob Hill ©fasgadh
2003-12-30 11:50 - TP2308 (Cobley Hill Farm)
A roadsider, easily visible from the road. This was useful in my last visit, which was during the foot and mouth, and I was able to get a good view from the tarmac. Pillar is in good shape, other than a missing plug and rusting tube. Next to a felled wind pump, the sort that you associate with Kansas.
2003-12-30 11:40 - TP0619 (Bromsgrove FBM Aux 1)
Somebody had been here recently. Like the nearby Grimley rivet,it was easily found, under a couple of leaves. No digging or poking required. So thats what a Berntsen looks like. A bit bigger than I expected.
2003-12-30 11:32 - TP7160 (Bromsgrove (R))
Still well hidden by the vegetation, I found the nearby rivet first. The mini pillar is in a fenced enclosure and the machete trail from my orienteering clubmate was appreciated. The benchmark was 371.51 feet.
2003-12-30 11:30 - TP0239 (Grimley Hall)
Found it before the nearby benchmark pillar. While looking for the benchmark, I saw a depression,where somebody had been digging. A quick prod with the pole and I struck brass and concrete.
2003-12-30 11:15 - TP2015 (Caspidge Farm)
In the scout's field, near a beacon and climbing frame. Went in from the pond, easy path up. A few fishermen about, a good time of year to avoid the scouts. Pillar in good shape, a bust hook not enough to get an 'SD'. Plastic plug replacement. On a substantial concrete plinth.
Caspidge Beacon on the hill's summit.©fasgadh
2003-12-30 10:30 - TP2325 (Cofton Common)
In a field accessed through a wasteland on the southern edge of Birmingham. Made a pig of the return, missed the path and had a wander through a maze of brambles. All the metal work is there, but there are a few bits of concrete knocked off. Good views of fog.
Cofton Common Showing lumps missing.©fasgadh
2003-12-29 16:00 - TP6855 (Wetley Moor)
Buried in the heather... Good condition on the edge of an unexpected moor.
Wetley Moor ©fasgadh
2003-12-29 15:45 - TP3504 (Greenway Hall)