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TP5290 - Papa Stour
7th Jun 2013 14:30 by peregrinus
Cylindrical pillar, part of top screed has broken away. Metal cap, wide raised letters. In circular shelter cairn which was a welcome lunch spot on a cold windy day. Superb coastline, which the 9 hour day trip is about right for a reasonably thorough exploration. Also visited the North Ness bolt.
1st Jun 2013 13:45 by Chalky
Part of top screed missing from this Vanessa. Cap with raised lettering.
14th Sep 2012 11:50 by edfielden
Stunning natural scenery and good weather made for a very memorable day. I took the 9am ferry from West Burrafirth to Papa Stour which landed me at the main pier in Housa Voe on the east side of the island. I set off up the road to the west before turning off along a track which took me round the north end of Gorda Water. Slightly wet underfoot after the recent heavy rains but not too bad. I turned SW at the homestead near The Loch o' Ebbs and Flows hoping to follow the path marked on the 1:25k map however it is quite indistinct. Soon enough I reached the fence line near Dutch Loch and turned NW, again following a rather indistinct path towards Virda Field. It is a steady shallow climb and there were many bonxies around which tentatively swooped round me. There is another fence crossing about 600m from the trig. At the summit the cylindrical pillar sits within a circular stone shelter and the views are stunning. FB faces E; sightholes all appear plugged; original top with raised letters. Foula was a bit hazy in the distance but it's a superb spot. The remains of a WWI/WWII lookout post sit just below trig. After admiring the surroundings I returned SE and walked via the airstrip and the road to the ferry waiting room for a cup of tea before looking for the North Ness bolt (TP8192).
Standing stones Beside road at HU 1782 6091 ©edfielden
31st Aug 2011 15:02 by trigging on an island
I got to spend two nights on this great island, staying at the pleasant rustic Hurdiback Hostel. With favourable weather on arrival I embarked on a clockwise circuit of its remarkable coast. The views westward to Foula were inspiring and there was no shortage of sea stacks or arches to marvel over along the way. From the trig pillar the view extended to Esha Ness in the North and across St Magnus Bay to Muckle Roe in the east. The trig itself, a cylindrical one, was in respectable condition, nestled into a stone shelter and I made sure that I spent extra long absorbing the scene sat beside it.
29th Jun 2011 13:20 by martine41
An island with spectacular cliff scenery, natural arches and interesting geology. Excellent underfoot walking, nature abounds at this time of year (June)and the wild life and is truly wild - beware of bonxies (skuas) and other birds protecting their young.
4th Sep 2010 11:30 by Swalastova
Great walk around Papa Stour, with the trig at the far end of the island. Easy hiking on short turf and stunning sea cliff scenery.