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TP4753 - Meikle Bin
27th Mar 2013 10:49 by geezagoal
A hard climb up to trig from the forest road due to the deep snow. Was rewarded with fantastic views.
19th Aug 2012 15:50 by Clochandighter
Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition apart from the expected visitor wear and tear. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~62°. Three sight holes open, SW face plugged, innards blocked with debris. Normally has 360° panorama with long views but heavy rain put paid to that on this visit.
S3561 - Meikle Bin pillar & GRP
23rd May 2012 21:08 by grahamdrew
trig point trig point of Meikle bin
28th Sep 2011 15:00 by Twiglet
Good spot, but shame about the wind turbines on view :-( Trig point is slightly cracked...
18th Sep 2011 14:36 by fasgadh
Boggy walk up by the usual route.
Meikle Bin ©fasgadh
21st Aug 2011 13:15 by ngm1scot
25th Jun 2011 13:35 by andyc
Surprisingly busy hill on a wet day in June. Climbed from north via forest track and decent but very muddy path up the hill itself. No views from summit due to mist.
20th Nov 2009 12:56 by Fester
Wintry feel to the hills today.Much local flooding too as you can see by the picture of the trig.Cracks appearing all over.
29th Sep 2009 13:30 by descarte1
Hellish swampy slog from Tomtain across here. Seemed to manage to lose any paths only to end up hipdeep in sphagnum hell. Or, going round/through an active or ex-Forestry Commision area. Awful! Sounds like the route from the NW along the track is best. Coming from Waterhead Farm or Tomtain is heavy going. Hill is nice though. Good views all around. FB faces NE (-ish) and spider is plugged. All sightholes open except SW. Pretty weather-beaten with a few good cracks on it. Lots of graffiti including some carving! Found the plane wreckage just down the hill to the NW.
27th Sep 2009 12:00 by peregrinus
Shallow cracks, asphalt plug, BSM style FB. Forest road from N near dam, runnable most of the way; NW ridge path to trig. Popular even on a wet day - unpleasant at summit but rest of route perfectly OK.
11th May 2009 14:50 by Sandman
Meikle Bin ©Sandman
7th Jun 2007 09:33 by coinea
NE face of hill occupied by huge flock of seagulls. Noisy and distracting when they took to the wing and circled the hill top.
24th Jan 2007 13:30 by philipmc
31st Oct 2006 00:00 by Mhadaidh
Not an exciting hill
22nd Aug 2006 17:20 by campagvelocet
top of my first marilyn since returning to the uk from the united states. plane debris nearby.
1st Apr 2006 11:00 by Boys from the Dyes
Parked at the dam and walked along the forestry road to the hill. 1 Hour to the top. No huskies this time. Very misty on top lucky to find remains of plane.
4th Mar 2006 12:24 by philipmc
Nice hill. But boy was it cold!
15th Feb 2006 18:27 by Agosolo
A wee cracker watch out for cuckoos and short eared owls
17th Sep 2005 15:15 by Shunter
Fair bit of graffiti, and cracks starting to appear.
30th Apr 2005 13:00 by takmadoon
Best hill in the Campsies/Kilsyth hills! If you havent been go soon. I have visited this trigpoint in all weathers/times of year and from all directions although usually up from the reservior through the forest. Great hill, great views and a local landmark.
27th Apr 2003 12:41 by arranc
5th Apr 2003 12:00 by Cammy
A favourite hill, lots of character for a small hill - very pointy with a tiny summit and airy views. Up with Peach73. Lovely summers day. Amazing views from the trig pillar in every direction, definately a place to linger on a good day.
5th Apr 2003 00:00 by Peachy73
Lots of grafitti on this trig however there is a poignant piece written by someone who wished to remember the person(s) killed in a plane crash there. Visited again in March 2006 to photo, I didn't have a digital camera the first time!
3rd Oct 2002 12:00 by iainmac
14th Nov 1999 12:00 by peregrinus
No details noted - fine summit & view
7th Jun 1998 14:57 by fasgadh
A popular hill in the Campsies and a prominant landmark in many views.
17th Apr 1995 00:00 by agentmancuso
From B822, via Lecket Hill. So windy we had to literally crawl to the top, with Fiona.
27th Jul 1993 14:41 by Clochandighter
First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 17th December 1945 costing £12.17s.4d. In 1946 this marker was computed for triangulation as secondary station NS77/4 in the Glasgow block. BsM flush bracket S3561 was levelled for height also in 1946. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in August 1981. Spider centre plugged with tar.