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TP1881 - Calton Hill
7th Jun 2013 21:55 by CJO
just like penshaw monument near Washington with a replica Parthenon. great view to north and east to cockenzie power station chimneys and west to rail bridge.
28th May 2013 00:00 by explorer_olway
Climbed up Calton Hill to collect this Trig Point and admire the views across the City.
28th Feb 2013 22:37 by THE CYCLIST
23rd Feb 2013 18:00 by Quadbarrel
Another easily accessible city trigpoint that we had never been up. Busy place just after sunset on a Saturday afternoon, but cracking views all the same.
5th Feb 2013 13:10 by BILLY COO
4th Jan 2013 13:20 by Sandman
1st Jan 2013 14:30 by Clochandighter
Yet another revisit.
S3006 - Calton Hill & GRP
1st Dec 2012 11:59 by trigging on an island
There was snow down to 200 metres on the Fife hills but that didn't seem to deter the crowds from making it up here. Four days of walking around Edinburgh and its environs were now rapidly drawing to a conclusion for me as my train was about to depart in less than an hour. I had a good scan around the now familiar intersected stations to the north and then moved on to log just one more, Nelsons Monument.
17th Nov 2012 16:28 by geodruth
Bagged this late afternoon in the rain. Fantastic views!
23rd Jun 2012 19:03 by Clochandighter
Revisit. Walked to and from here from home.
S3006 - Calton Hill & GRP
2nd Jun 2012 15:32 by pog
23rd May 2012 14:09 by KevP
Fantastic sunny day. Great views for little effort.
25th Apr 2012 12:45 by fasgadh
Still here. Horrid and wet today.
24th Apr 2012 15:17 by Keith Stevens
Whilst on a business meeting. Good all round views, with Author's Seat just visible
13th Apr 2012 13:47 by BeccaKate
13th Apr 2012 13:46 by ZanderH
13th Apr 2012 13:45 by agentmancuso
Had visited this pillar before, Easter 1991 but wasn't sure of the exact date and well worth another look anyway. Warm and sunny on Calton Hill today, despite being cool down in the city. Rebecca suggested the pillar must have been built 3006 years ago...
S3006 Calton Hill & National Monument
5th Apr 2012 11:31 by Harnser
Even though it's in the middle of a city, it's a great trig. Quick trip up the hill before visiting the National Musuem of Scotland
25th Feb 2012 14:42 by Morecambe Monkey
A short stroll up from Waverley station after returning from North Berwick. Great views & not as busy as i expected it to be on such a pleasant afternoon.
28th Nov 2011 14:59 by melch
23rd Nov 2011 07:25 by Trigpoint100
In Edinburgh overnight on business, so an early morning stroll from my hotel. Just getting light; very windy; absolutely no one else around; great views of the lights down to the Forth. Good condition although one sight hole open and some erosion round base.
3rd Nov 2011 15:00 by slateloose
25th Aug 2011 16:00 by iang
13th Aug 2011 19:32 by descarte1
Revisit whilst killing time before Philip Glass at the Playhouse. Lovely pre-sunset skies with rain clouds causing all sorts of atmospheric effects. Tornado flyover with some sort of fireworks thing too....no change in condition to previous trig log.
23rd Jun 2011 19:00 by wigglesworth
Top has been concreted in. Wonerful views on a clear evening. Just managed to see the Forth Railway bridge - such an iconic feature.
Calton Hill trig in the evening ©wigglesworth
17th Apr 2011 16:19 by Blackjack
Second visit. Beautiful day, with clear views over the Forth and Fife.
Calton Hill S3006 Clear views over Leith, the Forth and Fife.©Blackjack
13th Mar 2011 13:30 by Stratford Strollers
Brilliant view for such little effort.
Calton Hill Trig Mrs Stroller at the Trig
10th Oct 2010 16:45 by MickandKim
Indian fireworks celebrations around trig had to call back day after to get full bag Nice spot with great views You can drive to within 50 feet
20th Sep 2010 12:22 by jlinney99
31st Jul 2010 22:01 by alanw
Dad's 70th birthday. Twinned with Craigentiiny Golf course in the morning. Picnic lunch at the spot where Roger and Sarah got married...
12th Jul 2010 10:53 by Brisey
In surprisingly good condition considering its location. Visited with friend Mike to use up a bit of time before setting off from Leith on a super cruise around Iceland.
20th Jun 2010 17:35 by bluebeard
eight logs today, all done in one long walk around the city
7th Jun 2010 20:22 by Border Peat
end of the day ©Border Peat
16th May 2010 10:45 by Skerryvore
A wonderful location for a trig point. Very accessible and on one of Edinburgh's many welcome green areas. Much of interest in the monuments around and even quite a few birds singing in the city. Great views of Arthur's Seat too.
Trigpoint, Calton Hill ©Skerryvore
23rd Mar 2010 11:36 by Rachel-C
20th Mar 2010 15:00 by Postie
14th Mar 2010 15:03 by swampysean
14th Mar 2010 15:03 by craftinessa
Wonderful views over Edinburgh. A great location. Slightly worried about the rehearsals for the pagan festival that were going on, whilst I was visiting.
14th Mar 2010 15:03 by clanhenderson
Went to this trig after watching Scotland v England at Rugby
29th Oct 2009 10:00 by descarte1
Very good condition pillar despite being in the middle of a tourist trap. Some very mild graffiti. FB faces south-ish with north-ish hole open only. The top hole is plugged. Excellent views on a crisp autumn morning.
16th Oct 2009 15:00 by tbsc8
Found on a bright clear October day with fantastic views
3rd Sep 2009 15:56 by TriggingTinkerbell
23rd Aug 2009 14:35 by PhilPamAndRob
Found whilst exploring Edinburgh
4th Jul 2009 09:15 by Boys from the Dyes
Visit this one on our way to Arthurs Seat.
7th Jun 2009 21:41 by Rhayader_wanderer
Great viewpoint for town and an easy walk up. Lots of repairs ongoing though so the area is not as pleasant as it might be
25th Apr 2009 14:30 by Fawksie
3rd Apr 2009 14:58 by barnsley skip
21st Mar 2009 15:50 by Late starter
Lovely views of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth, but i prefer my trigs to be located off the beaten track - it was a bit too crowded with people for my liking. Tarmac plug.
9th Mar 2009 12:45 by MBFace
Found in conjunction with The Athens of the North geocache
7th Mar 2009 13:31 by rayk
Nice day with good view over Leith docklands
1st Mar 2009 13:15 by Weather-IT
11th Jan 2009 11:47 by jester2005
26th Dec 2008 12:30 by seanmac
Great Views, you can drive right up to this one
The trig Great View
29th Aug 2008 16:30 by The West Viewers
Cracking views of Edinburgh up here. Spotted the Forth Railway Bridge as well. Very Roman feeling to the setting up here. Originally found as Maxiboo22 but re-logging to get all trigs under 1 account.
7th Jul 2008 14:30 by jameswameek
Great views, very busy with tourists. Access was from "behind".
27th May 2008 17:30 by wheelybarrow
Great views from up here.
4th Apr 2008 19:15 by Daisydog
Daisy's second Trig
8th Jan 2008 18:52 by pete37038
Great views from up here, trig in good nick too
1st Dec 2007 10:00 by SUE-C
1st Dec 2007 10:00 by MAC.HAWK
Pretty good view over Edinburgh & the Forth estuary. Lots of paths up to the summit. As mentioned its adjacent the National & Nelson monuments and the Observatorys. Nice place to visit when the suns out, surprisingly no benches in the area! Second visit on 23/03/2010 in slightly better weather conditions. Hill full of foreign (i.e. non-uk) tourists enjoying the monuments and pillars but ignoring the most important one of all!
27th Nov 2007 18:30 by dal
Fine night-time views over Edinburgh. No problem finding it in the dark.
24th Oct 2007 09:38 by SlainteJimmy
Crisp, beautiful morning, wonderful clear views. Revisited 15/12/07 while installing additional Hogmanay mobile phone coverage.
21st Oct 2007 09:50 by brighd
Concrete plug, open sight N, FB S. My tourist guide book mentions the TPs neighbours - National monument, Nelson's monument and Edinburgh observatory, but not the TP. I wonder what foreign visitors make of it? do they know what it is? Good view to the N and can make out the ray to Arthurs Seat. Overcast sky making distance views difficult, but can make out the Forth Bridge. There is the remains of a large bonfire to N of TP.
6th Oct 2007 17:10 by cavinguk
Without doubt best view of Edinburgh.
14th Sep 2007 11:05 by Bergfuehrer
Midlothian. Excellent views of the city and surroundings. Tarmac plug.
30th Aug 2007 12:00 by GeoGerms
Visiting Edinburgh on the Grand Princess. From Hawaii celebrating our, 808ladybug and my, honeymoon. Decided to go on a caching tour of the city instead of taking an expensive shore excursion. Thanx for bringing us up here views were great.
5th Aug 2007 15:00 by Harriet
Superb views over the Firth
16th Jun 2007 20:28 by dpeberdy
Thought we were going to have to walk up the hill - shock. But no, you can drive!! Great panoramic views. A very dull overcast evening after a miserable day, but the monuments up here looked great in the mist. We had just dropped Bec off for the MoonWalk. Me, Mum, Ros.
Me and Mum. Ros kindly took the photo It's blurred because of the mist!
26th May 2007 10:07 by lolynn
My first trig point. Nice day, cracking views.
15th Apr 2007 14:59 by andyc
Been up here many times for New Year and Beltane but never bagged the trig. Excellent views north although you can't see many trigs to the south except Arthurs Seat as this isn't on the highest part of the hill. People practicing for Beltane in the background.
27th Feb 2007 14:00 by Mr T. P. Bagger
On a day visit to Edinburgh decided to visit the hill top when the rain that had been falling in stair rods all morning finally eased off. The view on a good day must be fabulous. Today however there was little to see through the all pervasive gloom, hence only a score of 7
26th Feb 2007 11:01 by Chirpy Chaffinch
1st Feb 2007 13:50 by coinea
22nd Jan 2007 13:50 by campagvelocet
top notch view over most of edinburgh and well beyond the ochils. good return for very little effort in ascent!
9th Dec 2006 15:21 by Theo D Lite
A pleasant trip up from town and a surprise (for us)contrasting view of the bay
26th Oct 2006 12:00 by stan toon
Easy walk up from hotel we were staying in on bottom road
28th Sep 2006 14:36 by mafarrimond
7th Sep 2006 10:00 by Wubbleyew
Love this city - walked up from Howe Street.
19th Aug 2006 15:05 by ocean soul
Bit busy on top.Good views over Edinburgh
15th Aug 2006 12:30 by browni
Did this one at the same time as the nearby cache. Great views from here of the city.
View from the top ©browni
15th Apr 2006 12:15 by mtb mick
Plenty of other architectural distractions around the summit. Took an hour out to bag this one with son-in-law whilst the ladies shopped. Great views over John Lewis'.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh View over the Forth
4th Feb 2006 15:34 by Clochandighter
Happy Birthday, 63 today!!! The trig pillar, not me, I'm much younger. S3006 was completed on 4th February 1943 for the sum of £6.2s.3d. Intended as a tertiary, but like five other Edinburgh trigs was promoted to a Secondary station. Incidentally Calton Hill was a primary station in the old Principal Triangulation of Great Britain and Ireland 1783 - 1853. Wish I had got up here a bit earlier in the day, the trig was overshadowed by the Observatory. GRP 4/02/2006.
S3006 - Calton Hill on its 63rd Birthday 4/02/2006.
27th Jan 2006 15:50 by alistair_uk
A great view across the Firth with easy access. Pillar looks id good condition but the mount has been filled in.
17th Sep 2005 15:49 by mikinvs
I was up here caching and noticed there was a trigpoint up here so I thought I'd bag it. It's in very good condition considering the "traffic".
16th Aug 2005 14:00 by Lathama
Great view, clear day. Plug filled in but clips are clear. Fringe Festival on at the moment so lots of shows going on up here: pipers, clowns even a guy fire breathing
27th Dec 2004 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc, mortar plug, classic view of Princess St & Castle
20th Dec 2004 14:00 by Paul & Ros
18th Dec 2004 13:00 by Team Clova
Visited here whilst doing nearby cache.Perfect blue skies and great views over Edinburgh and towards Fife.
21st Nov 2004 02:11 by Allymac
Another from my pre-trigbagging days, so no details recorded.
5th Jun 2004 20:24 by ipeattie
19th May 2004 13:17 by sky high boys
Getting quite eroded around the base of the pillar but otherwise in fair nick. Good visibilty today and not too many punters around. Came to find the nearby geocache but forgot the GPS. Doughnut.
16th Mar 2004 18:32 by kingofgeography
1st Mar 2004 21:27 by Haggis Hunter
Sits at 105m above sea level. You get a grand view of Edinburgh and the Forth from here.
24th Feb 2004 16:40 by fasgadh
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')
15th Nov 2003 10:07 by TartanT
Found this trig while running around like a headless chicken looking for a microcache.
27th Sep 2003 13:52 by discjirm
A very special trig point - the first of my year-long trip around the coast, and the penultimate one today before ending at Edinburgh Castle.
1st Sep 2003 11:02 by Firth of Forth
Another great viewpoint in EDinburgh
26th Apr 2003 14:50 by Walker Dan
Wasn't expecting to find a Trig point up here, but it's one more for the collection. Nice views of Edinburgh from an angle we haven't seen before.
Calton Hill on a clear day ©Walker Dan
15th Nov 2002 16:44 by Clochandighter
The trig pillar on Edinburgh"s Calton Hill is probably a good contender for winning the prize as the UK"s most visited trig pillar, not so much by hill walkers but by tourists. I made a point of visiting this pillar on its 60th birthday. This 100m summit is just over five minutes walk from the East End of Edinburgh"s world famous Princes Street. There are numerous monuments and other visitor attractions on Calton Hill. The pillar was built on 4th February 1943 and is still in very good condition despite the crowds, bonfires, festivals and other reputed goings on up there. Rear sighting hole open (no pun intended), others plugged. The spider is plugged with cement. The polished font flush bracket faces south. 5th nearest to home. S3006 originally recorded in 1983, many intermediate visits. 27/12/2004: visited with Rob Woodall. GRP.
S3006 - Calton Hill (OSLR.66) The twin cylinders of Granton Gasworks (middle picture) have since disappeared. The Ochil Hills, home to trig pillar S1605 on Ben Cleuch, form the skyline. Photographed on a gloomly Friday, 15th November 2002.
1st Oct 2002 10:56 by discjirm
The first trig point of many on my coastal walk along Britain, I reached the pillar in a slightly inebriated state, having drunk a bottle of champagne at the castle drawbridge with my girlfriend. A literal high on which to start a year-long walk.
24th Sep 2002 14:00 by Isosceles
5th Sep 2002 12:00 by iainmac
27th Apr 2002 10:15 by lonesome_cowboy_burt
Short walk before heading to the Cafe Royal, our way to Murrayfield for the RL Cup Final.
30th Jul 1999 12:00 by Sandman
22nd Jun 1998 10:00 by Particle
22nd Feb 1998 13:00 by Am fear liath mor
Great viewpoint a few minutes walk from the shopping hordes.
5th May 1983 14:06 by Clochandighter
S3006 originally recorded in May 1983 when I Started calling in on the Edinburgh pillars to find out their FB numbers. A whole new mystery subject which was to baffle me for nearly two decades.
21st Sep 1982 05:35 by Triggers