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Good condition 2018-11-10 14:20 - TP4994 (Myhecin Forest)

FB Number: S5569   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Needed a revisit to find this one as a map reading error had me looking in completely the wrong place last Saturday morning.


Good condition 2018-11-10 12:46 - TP5379 (Pen-Lan-Isaf)

FB Number: S5446   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Feels like it should be worth a Tump tick too, but it's a nice little climb up from the road to the southwest.


Good condition 2018-11-03 16:27 - TP3352 (Gilfach Hafel)

FB Number: S5482   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last pillar of 6 visited on my autumnal overnight walk from Newtown to Llanrhystud. Very nearly there now and a nice touch with the 147 height as these are my birth date numbers.


Good condition 2018-11-03 14:30 - TP6641 (Tyn Llwyn)

FB Number: S5445   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Grey and a little bit miserable at the moment, just glad it's easily adjacent to a right of way.


Good condition 2018-11-03 06:14 - TP2712 (Cyrnau Bach)

FB Number: S5570   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First light very much welcomed here now after a very lengthy night section over from Llangurig by way of Cwmystwyth.


Good condition 2018-11-02 20:37 - TP3216 (Foel Gurig)

FB Number: 10349   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Had been walking in the dark for a few hours by this point and very glad to soon be able to get down for a pot of tea in Llangurig.


Damaged 2018-11-02 15:19 - TP5341 (Pegwn Mawr)

FB Number: 10344   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Windmill overload but still a very pleasant gradual walk up from Newtown.


Good condition 2018-11-02 13:47 - TP3149 (Ffinnant)

FB Number: S9899   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely views and a very pleasant walk up here.


Good condition 2018-10-23 17:43 - TP3504 (Greenway Hall)

FB Number: S2657   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick dash to this one and tried to be as discreet as possible, otherwise very straightforward.


Good condition 2018-10-23 16:50 - TP1748 (Bucknall)

FB Number: S2658   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last one of the day. Very glad that it was not within the reservoir compound. Bit of a faff coming in via the residential road to the south. Downhill all the way now back to Stoke train station.


Good condition 2018-10-23 16:14 - TP4049 (Hulme)

FB Number: S2689   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy to access as I was able to cycle right up to the pillar, though I missed the slightly higher Tump summit to the east :(.


Slightly damaged 2018-10-23 15:10 - TP2779 (Dilhorne)

FB Number: S2030   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Lovely hill and village. Most enjoyable pillar of the day without a doubt.


Good condition 2018-10-23 14:33 - TP6992 (Windycote)

FB Number: S2018   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bit of a dull bag, but the S2018 was a nice surprise.


Good condition 2018-10-23 13:41 - TP6850 (Westwood Hill)

FB Number: S2667   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From near to the entrance to the house. A little bit of a dodgy one.


Good condition 2018-10-23 13:13 - TP6855 (Wetley Moor)

FB Number: S2672   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

One of the more interesting pillars for the day though it was quite grey and murky to appreciate what otherwise would have been some very good views.


Good condition 2018-10-23 12:11 - TP1703 (Brown Edge)

FB Number: S2668   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Can imagine this pillar has very far reaching views westward, but it was quite grey and overcast for today's visit.


Slightly damaged 2018-10-23 11:00 - TP5931 (Shelton Bar)

FB Number: 11556   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Didn't find it quite as easy to locate as everyone else has seemingly managed, so it was quite a joy to finally clap eyes upon it. First of a nine pillar bike ride day.


Good condition 2018-10-16 16:03 - TP2030 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S2679   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite a lot of a different type of scenic variety going on around here. Not exactly picturesque but still interesting anyway.


Good condition 2018-10-16 14:49 - TP3640 (Harrison Pit)

FB Number: S2740   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not a whole lot going to recommend this one. Just for completions sake.


Good condition 2018-10-13 14:58 - TP1646 (Broad Hill)

FB Number: S2733   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fortunate timing as I was able to follow an old couple walking up the lane to the farm. Views pretty good, if not amazing, from the pillar.


Good condition 2018-10-13 12:32 - TP5814 (Sandy Lane)

FB Number: S2648   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

All the way over here by bus from North Wales today, especially for trig bagging, and this is hardly the most inspiring. Still, it gives a 'point' to the walk anyway.


Good condition 2018-10-06 16:29 - TP1972 (Carn Na H-Easgainn)

FB Number: S7517   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very enjoyable quick hill to fill in the rest of the afternoon with after Sharen Kingham's event on Corryhabbie Hill.


Good condition 2018-10-06 12:56 - TP2428 (Corryhabbie)

FB Number: S6188   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Couldn't have wished for a better day. Superb company, weather and hills. Cheers Sharen for the invite. Here's to the next 1000 :).


Good condition 2018-10-04 16:51 - TP7203 (Scorguie)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Extensive renovations taking place at this property currently. Builders very friendly though, so just approach them politely and they'll be happy to grant access :). If searching from the lane look for the pink paint spot on the tree which is right in line with the FBM.

Pink spot on the tree


Good condition 2018-10-04 14:01 - TP2898 (Dunain Hill)

FB Number: S7736   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Missed it the first time so it was quite a relief to clap eyes on it eventually, as the rain came in to dampen spirits for the afternoon.


Good condition 2018-10-03 18:13 - TP6480 (Tidnock)

FB Number: S2737   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Interesting little time filler whilst over this way to catch the sleeper train up north tonight. Very nice view over to The Cloud.


Good condition 2018-09-25 14:23 - TP3367 (Glan-Hafon)

FB Number: 10335   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely day to visit this pillar, and in the process to complete Landranger sheet 125. What a truly spectacular area. Immediate situation of the pillar is a bit rough however and loses it a point.


Good condition 2018-09-23 13:01 - TP3391 (Glog)

FB Number: S9907   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Delightful visit to this and a few more hills, breaking up my bus journey from Cardiff to Newtown and then on by train to North Wales. Long ranging views from the Brecon Beacons up to the Berwyns . A gorgeous landscape.


Good condition 2018-08-18 13:55 - TP1003 (Banc Y Celyn)

FB Number: S6530   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quite surprising to meet another two walkers up here at the trig. Damp and miserable now after a very promising start on Garth


Good condition 2018-08-18 12:52 - TP3323 (Garth)

FB Number: S6533   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Delightful viewpoint over the Wye valley after a leisurely walk up from Builth.


Good condition 2018-08-12 09:04 - TP1532 (Borough Fields)

FB Number: S2258   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very handy that this pillar is so close to Catton Park and the Bloodstock Festival. Favourite bands which I saw that Sunday were Monument, Fozzy, At the Gates, Nightwish (of course) and Watain. Just about my most awesomely enjoyed fest ever.


Good condition 2018-08-06 19:03 - TP4974 (Muldoanich)

FB Number: S8886   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Grotty climb up, but this wee Marilyn is super iconic as sentinel to the seaward approach into Castlebay harbour. Last top for another unforgettable day out on the Boy James. Excellent company all round for the trip and then just a short journey back to Barra and a well earned mug of tea in Dunard Hostel.


Good condition 2018-08-06 13:48 - TP6391 (The Hoe (Outer Hebrides))

FB Number: S8885   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

My third boat trip down to the Bishop Isles and this pillar is another absolute classic trig on an island. Total Halsey heaven!! Quick run around the island to get the full set of Tumps. Most enjoyable stop off for the day.


Good condition 2018-08-03 12:43 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)

FB Number: S3009   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very interesting 4 Tump circular walk out from the centre of town. Nice way to spend a few hours to help pass by the day whilst getting myself ready for proceedings of the Fringe Festival opening event in the evening.


Good condition 2018-08-03 11:17 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

FB Number: S3014   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Curious... It appears they've taken to filling in those missing cap voids with scotch pies up here. I could get used to this!!

Scotch pie and trig pillar. Well I've gotta treat myself every once in a while.


Good condition 2018-07-28 10:40 - TP6637 (Tyddyn-Amlwg)

FB Number: 10351   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Penultimate pillar on sheet 125 Bala and Lake Vyrnwy. Bonus point for all the scrummy bilberries surrounding the trig :).


Good condition 2018-07-27 12:40 - TP1841 (Cae-Bardd)

FB Number: S4728   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just dropped off by Myrddyn Phillips and all set for my big summer overnight walk across to Bala.


Good condition 2018-07-17 13:13 - TP3811 (High Warren Resr)

FB Number: S2732   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vegibagger was on about something to do with triple 13 on my birthday, well that's exactly what I got here for my photo time stamp, 13:13:13. Quite an adventure to brazenly pick this one up on a bright sunny summer's afternoon.


Slightly damaged 2018-07-17 12:05 - TP0524 (Daresbury)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Had more of a walk than originally planned as the X30 bus wasn't stopping off in Daresbury today.


Good condition 2018-07-14 03:19 - TP5573 (Rainhill)

FB Number: S3480   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In quite a dream state wandering up here with Tony after quite a long day and already having started to drop off in the car between here and Prescot.


Good condition 2018-07-14 01:51 - TP4307 (Knowsley Park)

FB Number: S3516   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Whisky and cake here at 2AM with Tony Jenkins for an early start to my birthday celebrations and also T:UK pillar log 1000.


Good condition 2018-06-23 10:05 - TP5040 (Mynydd Troed)

FB Number: S1781   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Penultimate top of an overnight walk from Trefforest to Llyswen and most certainly the best.


Good condition 2018-06-23 09:15 - TP5020 (Mynydd Llangorse)

FB Number: S2513   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Had to start running at this point as I realised I only had 3 hours left before the bus at Llyswen. Outstanding views across to the Beacons.


Good condition 2018-06-22 18:09 - TP4996 (Mynydd Aberdar)

FB Number: S6440   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Last pillar today on the most enjoyable day trig bagging in a good long while.


Good condition 2018-06-22 17:04 - TP2085 (Cefn Pennar)

FB Number: S2249   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Only interesting thing with this one was that FB number was consecutive with my previous one.


Good condition 2018-06-22 15:58 - TP6630 (Twyn Brynbychan)

FB Number: S2248   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Almost top marks for this one on a super afternoon.


Good condition 2018-06-22 13:33 - TP5411 (Pen-Y-Foel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Delightful weather and lovely views from here.


Good condition 2018-06-10 17:42 - TP4050 (Hulse)

FB Number: S2725   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Challenge Anneka style dash into this one with the clock ticking for the 1757 train from Lostock Gralam.


Slightly damaged 2018-06-07 18:26 - TP5236 (Ord Ban)

FB Number: 10767   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Very pleasant wee hill to climb on arrival in Aviemore early evening. Agree with Nigel about the slightly damaged condition. Three logs in one day means that the RHSoc dinner is coming to town v.soon :).


Good condition 2018-05-25 16:51 - TP3210 (Foel Fadian)

FB Number: S8517   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Need to revisit this pillar as it's one I'd been wanting to do for years and I managed to time it with some quite dreary weather conditions today.


Good condition 2018-05-18 20:32 - TP4855 (Moel Eiddew)

FB Number: S8516   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Visited just in time for a jaw-dropping sunset over Cader Idris. Also a very much extra special one too for being my final pillar on the Dolgellau sheet.


Good condition 2018-04-24 19:31 - TP2936 (Dunwood)

FB Number: S2690   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy enough from the road, and thankfully the rain had eased off by this point.


Good condition 2018-04-24 08:41 - TP0811 (Aleck Low)

FB Number: S4115   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Just about as close as I'm going to get to having a trig/hill named after me.


Good condition 2018-04-24 06:04 - TP1483 (Blakelow Hill)

FB Number: S4184   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Early morning start out from Gill Stephens' place. Nice to get a good few miles covered while everywhere is still very quiet.


Good condition 2018-04-23 15:46 - TP7161 (Matlock (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Certainly enjoy these type of FBM finds. One of the nearer ones to home left for me so it was good to have got it done today.


Good condition 2018-04-23 12:25 - TP2588 (Crich Mount)

FB Number: S1719   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Great deal going on here to recommend this hill. One I'd certainly be happy coming back to for a revisit.


Good condition 2018-04-20 23:19 - TP0753 (Acre)

FB Number: 2995   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fun dashing about here in the moonlight with some quite silly tunes playing on the iPod.


Damaged 2018-04-19 16:39 - TP0709 (Cave Wold)

FB Number: 2968   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Made quite hard work of picking this off on the way to the Humber Bridge, but glad in the end that I put the effort in.


Couldn't find it 2018-04-19 14:30 - TP0601 (South Cave FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Had a little root around for it, but wasn't totally sure whether I was actually looking in the right place.


Good condition 2018-04-19 14:19 - TP7211 (South Cave)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Delightful little village and I v.much enjoyed taking some well needed shade on the nearby circular bench under the great old tree.


Good condition 2018-04-18 17:27 - TP6078 (South Wold)

FB Number: S6296   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trees just opposite the pillar helped me gain discreet access.


Good condition 2018-04-18 13:31 - TP3114 (Farfield)

FB Number: S6080   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Little bit dismayed to discover that this one isn't named Gally Gap. Long ranging views right down to Drax power station.


Good condition 2018-04-18 09:31 - TP6340 (Terrington)

FB Number: S6482   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Slightly complicated getting to this one from the road to the north but this was achieved without incident early this morning.


Good condition 2018-04-18 07:10 - TP7496 (Yearsley)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick look around in the daylight before setting off after having put my head down for the night in the nearby bus shelter.


Destroyed 2018-04-18 07:09 - TP7097 (Yearsley)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Quick look around in the daylight before setting off after having put my head down for the night in the nearby bus shelter.


Possibly missing 2018-04-17 09:41 - TP4689 (Masty Bank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Most certainly no sign of the pillar here at the top of the hill today.


Slightly damaged 2018-04-17 08:46 - TP7174 (Northallerton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Very easy to find at this time of the year before the vegetation gets up too much.


Slightly damaged 2018-04-16 17:26 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)

FB Number: S4421   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Really great top. Nearing the end of an awesome big day. Need to come back and do it all again more leisurely. Supper down at Swainby was very much appreciated.


Good condition 2018-04-16 14:22 - TP0697 (Botton Head)

FB Number: 2988   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisited, to make sure of the top, after having previously passed by on the Cleveland Way in 2008. Definitely hadn't visited the trig that first time.


Good condition 2018-04-16 10:02 - TP5734 (Roseberry Topping)

FB Number: S4415   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Absolute highlight of my 2018 big walk from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Colwyn Bay. I'd been wanting to climb this hill very much ever since passing by on the Cleveland Way in 2008, and, also knowing about the recent artwork on the pillar made the expectation of this visit even greater. The weather was absolutely fantastic this morning and it was such a special moment that it turned out, seriously, to be one of my all time best ever trig bags. Totally unforgettable!


Good condition 2018-04-16 07:58 - TP3534 (Guisborough Moor)

FB Number: S4276   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

When I was at the trig pillar it didn't really feel as if it was worth the effort continuing on to the Marilyn highpoint, but, it was just about worthwhile in the end by the time I got there.


Slightly damaged 2018-04-15 16:53 - TP3078 (Eston Beacon)

FB Number: S4275   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

First class view over to Roseberry Topping. Very enjoyable walk up here.


Good condition 2018-04-14 10:45 - TP1109 (Beacon Hill North)

FB Number: S4224   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Mid morning whilst walking from Seaham to Peterlee and the mist has lifted and the weather's certainly picked up. A great coastal pillar.


Good condition 2018-04-13 16:58 - TP5394 (Penshaw Hill)

FB Number: S4124   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Penshaw Monument very intriguing in the mist this afternoon on a walk of much more interest than expected, from Newcastle to Sunderland.


Good condition 2018-04-06 15:10 - TP6530 (Tor of Craigoch)

FB Number: S8189   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice monument plus trig pillar and looking forward to revisiting Stranraer briefly for the first time in quite a good few years.


Slightly damaged 2018-03-26 13:06 - TP4758 (Meikle Millyea)

FB Number: S8292   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Fine top to round out this particular trip up to Scotland on. Tony and Adrian great company to share the first class walking with today.


Good condition 2018-03-26 11:31 - TP2433 (Corserine)

FB Number: S7972   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Weather still holding up for us, so well worth taking the opportunity to plod up here for one last big hill, before starting to make tracks back home. Finally beginning to get familiar with the grander Galloway landscape. Trig pillar doing very well up this high considering the exposure that it must get here.


Good condition 2018-03-25 18:05 - TP4851 (Mochrum Fell)

FB Number: S8268   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Top marks trig pillar visit to round the day out after a full tour from the Mull to Corsewall. We were actually supposed to be doing Knockdolian now, though in all honesty I actually quite welcomed the road closure on the A77 just north of Cairnryan which meant we had to divert back down to here instead.


Good condition 2018-03-25 13:50 - TP0455 (Corsewall Point)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy find with Jon having done all the homework for it in advance.


Couldn't find it 2018-03-25 13:47 - TP7869 (Blackhead Rock)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Didn't spend a whole lot of time looking for this one after having located the surface block.


Good condition 2018-03-25 13:33 - TP1854 (Cairnbowie Hill)

FB Number: S8188   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Eight undoubtedly the theme number for the day. Three of them in the FB number, and I believe this was also our 8th Tump of the day. Earlier we'd parked by an 88m spot height, and then, most remarkably, later on when we were sat in the car by one of the intersected stations in Stranraer I noticed the mileage on Jon's clock was reading exactly 88088. Vegibagger would have had a field day :).


Good condition 2018-03-25 12:56 - TP4288 (Knocknain)

FB Number: S8190   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Found an easier way out following the fence line down, with just a gate to hop over to get back onto the road. I'm pretty sure this was the first hill Tony christened a GaMP.


Slightly damaged 2018-03-25 11:47 - TP1852 (Cairn Pat)

FB Number: S1816   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Pleasantly surprised with how nice the view was from this masted hilltop. Won't speak of Cairn Doris.


Good condition 2018-03-25 11:12 - TP1858 (Cairngarroch)

FB Number: S8127   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Double fences here a right faff to get over to the pillar and back again.


Good condition 2018-03-25 10:41 - TP1861 (Cairnhandy)

FB Number: S8163   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unable to get into a rhythm today with it all being stop/start out of the car and legs still a bit heavy after yesterday.


Good condition 2018-03-25 10:10 - TP3320 (Garrochtrie)

FB Number: S8198   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Found out the hard way that the electric fence was still turned on, getting zapped even through my gardening gloves. Jon was seemingly unmoved by the bench mark that I found in the mud underneath the bench.


Good condition 2018-03-25 09:51 - TP0096 (Low Curghie)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this rivet.


Good condition 2018-03-25 08:48 - TP4110 (Inshanks)

FB Number: S1812   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Some wonderful views across to Antrim this morning. First Sunday after the clocks went forward and always a great day to spend out and about bagging. Early start really payed off this time.


Damaged 2018-03-24 13:38 - TP1869 (Cairnsmore Of Fleet)

FB Number: S1561   Condition: Damaged   Score: 10/10

Couldn't have had better weather and views for the only prearranged (non boat trip) group walk during the Triggers Weekend.


Good condition 2018-03-24 10:20 - TP5746 (Round Fell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Gorgeous morning, and the T-shirt weather I promised Jon a few weeks ago came right on cue.


Good condition 2018-03-23 23:32 - TP1862 (Cairnharrow)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very windy at the top, but the sun came out and it really brightened up on the way back down. Felt decidedly pleasant and springlike on the return to the car. Tried filming at the trig but conditions were not particularly Youtube worthy.


Good condition 2018-03-23 16:08 - TP2810 (Doon Hill)

FB Number: S8192   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very much the Triggers weekend all just about to get into full swing, with a load of us turning up here all at random.


Good condition 2018-03-23 15:02 - TP4752 (Meikle Bennan)

FB Number: S8372   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Superlative view to the northern fells. it was a shame that we timed it here with a sleet squall, but it wasn't too long before it had speedily passed through.


Slightly damaged 2018-03-23 10:58 - TP0508 (Creetown)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Yes, quite grim this one.


Damaged 2018-03-23 10:33 - TP7530 (Carsluith Castle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Alright, now these are the type of finds for this sort of stuff that i like :).


Couldn't find it 2018-03-23 10:26 - TP7837 (Kirklaugh)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Prod prod, dig dig. Maybe it's still there but we didn't have all day for the required full on excavations.


Couldn't find it 2018-03-23 10:15 - TP7532 (Ravenshall Point)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Dug about a bit but no success. Busy road and not a particularly enjoyable visit.


Good condition 2018-03-23 09:33 - TP0859 (Anwoth)

FB Number: S8317   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Weather was quite poor for our visit but this is a fine little hill nonetheless and I'd happily go back in better conditions.


Slightly damaged 2018-03-22 13:46 - TP1318 (Bengairn)

FB Number: S8424   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Slightly rough going coming up here, but you are rewarded with the feeling that you've really come to somewhere very much worth visiting. Agree with Jon on the slightly damaged condition.


Good condition 2018-03-22 10:27 - TP6881 (White Hill)

FB Number: S8445   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Amazing coastal views. Met a local on the way down and stopped for a little chat. Brings back cherished memories of walking the Solway Coast as part of my round Scotland walk in 2009.


Good condition 2018-03-22 09:19 - TP4958 (Moyle Hill)

FB Number: S8464   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lot going on at this summit. Very enjoyable walk anyhow.


Slightly damaged 2018-03-22 08:26 - TP0509 (Buittle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Very glad that I had packed my gardening gloves in the bag to enable me to assist digswell1.

Buittle FBM before makeover
Buittle FBM after makeover


Good condition 2018-03-21 17:48 - TP5114 (Newlaw)

FB Number: S8425   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy one to finish the day with and then just a short drive on to our accommodation at Castlecreavie Haybarn.


Good condition 2018-03-21 16:39 - TP1350 (Big Airds Hill)

FB Number: S8444   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Direct return through Airds farmyard not really advisable. Otherwise no problems with this one and must be lovely on a bright sunny day.


Good condition 2018-03-21 15:22 - TP1757 (Buittle Mains)

FB Number: S8316   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another one of those lovely hilltops which you can't help feel has been spoilt by mast buildings.


Good condition 2018-03-21 11:59 - TP4546 (Lotus Hill)

FB Number: S7974   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Really fine views from here and an enjoyable walk up, even if by a somewhat circuitous route.


Good condition 2018-03-21 09:34 - TP4677 (Marthrown)

FB Number: S7979   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First pillar of the extended Triggers Weekend, with Jon. Access not too bad from the path to the south with a vague trail leading up to the pillar.


Good condition 2018-02-18 12:29 - TP17761 (Bryn Mwdwl)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Totally unexpected find and thus lots of joy and merriment as a result.


Good condition 2018-02-17 16:54 - TP4487 (Llechwedd Mawr)

FB Number: S8511   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Standard ascent up on the track to the east. Feels very much like a little visited area. Very enjoyable hill to round the day out with. View from the trig did seem better than at the nearby 464m high point.


Possibly missing 2018-01-27 15:32 - TP0616 (Brampton Abbotts FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Revisiting the FBM with Alan but I didn't know to look here the day previous.


Good condition 2018-01-27 14:30 - TP5998 (Skenchill)

FB Number: S7017   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Early candidate for most uninspiring trig bag of 2018. Bumpy Tumpy drive-up with Alan.


Slightly damaged 2018-01-27 14:20 - TP1341 (Berth Wood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Opportune road side bag for the day done in passing with Alan.


Good condition 2018-01-27 13:45 - TP3331 (Garway Hill)

FB Number: S6429   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Really pleasant walk up here even if we were stuck in the middle of a cloud for the whole way.


Good condition 2018-01-27 12:30 - TP3430 (Graig Serrerthin)

FB Number: S6428   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I'm sure it's a lovely hill but today you could barely see 5 metres ahead. Not wet though so that was a bonus.


Good condition 2018-01-27 11:36 - TP0615 (Abergavenny FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Simple find on a revisit with Alan this morning over 5 years after my first time here.

View towards Sugar Loaf


Good condition 2018-01-26 14:25 - TP2128 (Chase Hill)

FB Number: S7289   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

First proper bit of warmth for the new year. Absolute delight to visit here. Berwyn blizzards of last weekend well and truly forgotten.

Lovely sunny day to visit Chase Hill


Good condition 2018-01-26 11:29 - TP1580 (Brampton Abbotts)

FB Number: S7232   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Unremarkable but still pleasant pillar to get the tally ticking on once again for the new year. First that I've visited specifically without being on a hill in a good long while. Can stretch over the wire from the footpath to see the FB without needing to climb into the hedge.


Good condition 2018-01-26 11:29 - TP7156 (Brampton Abbotts (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Couldn't resist a FBM bag for starters to get things going for Father Ted's Youth Hostel weekend at YHA Wye Valley. Needs some serious gardening this one.


Good condition 2017-12-31 15:40 - TP6046 (Soar)

FB Number: S6609   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very pleasant hill to close out 2017 with and the rain was kind to hold out just long enough until we got back to the car


Good condition 2017-12-31 14:07 - TP4468 (Llanfihangel-Nant-Bran)

FB Number: S5532   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good walking to here and Twyn Disgwylfa plus some lovely views. Ground very squidgy after all the recent snow and rain though.


Good condition 2017-12-31 12:33 - TP3547 (Gwibedog Tump)

FB Number: S6341   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Thunder and lightning, wind and heavy rain, then bright blue skies and a rainbow. A mock village built plain and simply to teach young combatants how to go about eradicating those whom they've been taught are their 'enemy'. On the whole just about as unnerving as you'd ever expect going to see a plain old unassuming trig pillar.


Slightly damaged 2017-12-31 12:01 - TP1471 (Blaen-Y-Glyn)

FB Number: S5649   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Energy rating of one Mars bar crumb for this summit. With Douglas and Tony.


Good condition 2017-12-31 10:40 - TP1431 (Black Mountain)

FB Number: S5651   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very enjoyable walk in a lonely landscape, even though we arrived back at the car rather soggy and cold.


Good condition 2017-12-31 09:30 - TP6632 (Twyn Henwen)

FB Number: S6356   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Under 5 minutes out of the car and we'd all bagged this one. Though we were well cold and wet through arriving back in a hailstorm a few hours later after having also up Mynydd Myddfai.


Good condition 2017-12-30 15:50 - TP2086 (Cefn Trum)

FB Number: S6584   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very muddy for the penultimate hill of the day and you should have seen the state of us when we rolled into Wetherspoons in Brecon an hour or so later.


Slightly damaged 2017-12-30 14:50 - TP2851 (Drum Ddu)

FB Number: S6527   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Wouldn't want to paint this trig as it would it even easier for the snipers to hit :(.


Good condition 2017-12-30 14:05 - TP6430 (The Warren)

FB Number: S6539   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Couple of easier Tumps here after the harder walk on the main range to the west of the B-road.


Slightly damaged 2017-12-30 10:25 - TP3153 (Ffynnon Bevan)

FB Number: S5646   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Fair sized crack at the top of the western side (pictured). Well established moss all round suggests this pillar gets very little contact. Not surprising.

Ffynnon Bevan slight damage


Good condition 2017-12-29 16:40 - TP3739 (Heol Senni)

FB Number: S2512   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Consolation prize as it was too late in the day to carry on to Fan Gyhirych.

Heol Senni, full moon and snowy high Beacons


Good condition 2017-12-29 15:14 - TP3108 (Fan Nedd)

FB Number: S2146   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very cold strong wind and sleet so not a place to hang around right now.


Slightly damaged 2017-12-29 10:32 - TP1838 (Cader Fawr)

FB Number: S2219   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Snow almost visibly melted this morning in the time it took me to climb this hill.


Good condition 2017-12-22 16:41 - TP1566 (Bradwell Moor)

FB Number: S4189   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very reminiscent of my visit to Black Edge in early November with gorgeous sunset colours in the western sky above Buxton. Bonus pillar for the day as I originally hadn't figured on coming up here. Bench well appreciated for a few minutes.


Good condition 2017-12-22 13:52 - TP6739 (Wardlow)

FB Number: S4192   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Outstanding hill and trig viewpoint. Onward walk to Litton Hill through Tansley Dale really was something quite special.


Damaged 2017-12-22 12:15 - TP3804 (High Rake)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Misty for the hour or so that I was around this hill. Concealed what I was up to anyway. I would give the condition as damaged rather than 'remains'.


Good condition 2017-12-22 09:40 - TP5986 (Sir William Hill)

FB Number: S4148   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Enjoyable bright and warm walk up from Hathersage with the early morning mist still lingering in the valleys. Took ten minutes out sat on top of the pillar just enjoying the view.


Good condition 2017-12-12 13:16 - TP5010 (Mynydd Coch)

FB Number: 10331   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Ambitious day to get this and three other hills with just six hours between buses from Llanuwchllyn. Lots and lots of running needed but somehow did make it down in time with only seconds to spare. A particular area of Welsh upland I'd been wanting to explore for many a year. It was a bit hard going at times, but there are way worse hills in the wider area. I'd go back again without too much arm twisting required.


Good condition 2017-11-21 13:28 - TP0829 (Alport Heights)

FB Number: S1547   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Might not have bothered accessing this one but as the pillar was right by the fence it was very useful for getting both in and out.


Good condition 2017-11-21 12:09 - TP1522 (Bolehill East)

FB Number: S1716   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Not every day you find a Sri Lankan elephant called Matt sat next to a trig.

Bolehill East plus baggage


Good condition 2017-11-20 16:40 - TP0848 (An Tunna)

FB Number: S8686   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very narrowly missed the 1300 bus from Shishkine so opted for the hike over The String instead of hanging around for the next one. Ground totally sodden after last night's heavy rain and the light rapidly fading. Good time to make a rapid descent to Brodick and the ferry home.


Good condition 2017-11-20 12:11 - TP6539 (Torr Righ Mor)

FB Number: S8732   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quick visit after a drop off from Jon at the forestry car park. Unfortunately not enough time today to have an explore of the King's Caves.


Slightly damaged 2017-11-19 15:19 - TP6482 (Tighvein)

FB Number: S8733   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Good decision by Gill to take this hill on from the low start point up the ok path. Nice chilled out pace to today's hills after all the fun and excitement of yesterday's Corbett completion on Caisteal Abhail. Rob's cracking noted.


Damaged 2017-11-17 14:17 - TP1349 (Bharrain)

FB Number: S8730   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Hard work for just one trig of the day. Had the full experience of the Scottish elements and landscape today. Amazing views over to the bigger Arran hills.


Good condition 2017-11-04 16:26 - TP1406 (Black Edge)

FB Number: S2775   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A good evening to be on the moors above Buxton, that was until the inevitable rainshower passed through. Pretty dark by the time that I got back to the White Hall Centre.


Good condition 2017-11-04 12:14 - TP4314 (Ladder Hill)

FB Number: S2771   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Quick diversion whilst on my way to Eccles Pike as part of a long circular walk from the White Hall Centre.


Good condition 2017-11-03 16:06 - TP3972 (Hollinsclough Moor)

FB Number: S2777   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Wonderful late afternoon sunlight bathing the land in glorious colour, perfectly in time for our arrival up here. Super side on view of Chrome Hill too. No hanging about though, just a quick exchange of pleasantries with the field residents and then back into the car and off to the White Hall Centre for Bagger Rambles 2017.


Damaged 2017-11-03 15:45 - TP3614 (Hardings Booth)

FB Number: S4131   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Wasn't really all that exciting, though was not unpleasant either.


Good condition 2017-11-03 15:02 - TP0190 (Moor Top)

FB Number: S2675   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant surprise to discover that this pillar is a passive station. Fine views.


Good condition 2017-11-03 14:55 - TP1562 (Bradnop)

FB Number: S3899   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Farmer was muck spreading in the opposite field so didn't feel the need to inspect the trig any nearer than from the other side of the wall.


Good condition 2017-11-03 14:40 - TP4115 (Ipstones)

FB Number: S2031   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar is reached by a bit of a grotty climb but the view and Ipstones village itself is well worth a visit.


Good condition 2017-11-03 13:54 - TP1411 (Black Heath)

FB Number: S2749   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice post box/benchmark combination on the junction of the B5053 to the northwest. Trig has decent views but on the whole is a quite uninspiring roadsider.


Good condition 2017-11-03 13:24 - TP6053 (Soles Hill)

FB Number: S4173   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very fine climb and landscape to this hill top. The drive around past Throwley was an adventure enough by itself.


Good condition 2017-11-03 11:05 - TP3018 (Ecton Hill)

FB Number: S2765   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vegibagger moment here noting the descending run in the flush bracket. Probably the best views here on a high quality day today.


Good condition 2017-11-03 09:18 - TP5642 (Reynards)

FB Number: S4185   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Damp misty morning didn't really show this hill off at its best.


Good condition 2017-11-02 17:04 - TP4388 (Lean Low)

FB Number: S4112   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Twilight well advanced, but no bother stopping by here on the home leg to Hartington Hall YHA.


Good condition 2017-10-29 14:53 - TP4446 (Little London)

FB Number: S5428   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Delightful views across to the Clee Hills on this perfect late October Sunday afternoon.


Good condition 2017-10-29 10:39 - TP4363 (Mogg Forest)

FB Number: 11444   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Near enough for a pleasant Sunday morning stroll straight out of Wilderhope, after having made the most out of the extra hour in bed.


Good condition 2017-10-27 17:25 - TP6778 (Wavering Down)

FB Number: S3247   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

This hill placed me one away from the TuMP Hall of Fame. End of an era in a way and it was a real humdinger of a day


Good condition 2017-10-27 15:15 - TP4578 (Loxton Hill)

FB Number: S3248   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Superb views today on a 3 HuMP dash from Weston train station to Axbridge.


Good condition 2017-10-19 14:14 - TP4897 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S9389   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Energetic climb up from town to have me pretty invigorated by the time I arrived at the pillar. Nice pleasant stroll back the long way along the road, with plenty of time to enjoy the lovely views and reflect on a great 4 days up north.


Slightly damaged 2017-10-19 12:55 - TP6725 (Warb Law)

FB Number: 10077   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Bus hop bagging my way south from Edinburgh to Carlisle. First time walking in this local area and it looks super.


Good condition 2017-10-19 10:40 - TP7240 (Hawick)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very happy today with this little walk to break up my Edinburgh to Carlisle bus journey. And also because this was my 50th found FBM. Scrapped back some grass and soil to help keep it uncovered.


Good condition 2017-10-18 18:03 - TP6000 (Skid Hill)

FB Number: S3129   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Final pillar of my busiest trig bagging day in a good long while. Thanks Jon for letting me tag along for it.


Good condition 2017-10-18 17:41 - TP2786 (Dingleton)

FB Number: S3125   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good job I was on the ball spotting this pillar on the map just in time, because otherwise we would have driven right past it between North Berwick Law and Skid Hill. Jon had his spade to hand so did a little bit of excavation work around the FB.


Good condition 2017-10-18 16:45 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)

FB Number: S3063   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fab little hill which exemplifies all that is worthy about trig bagging.


Good condition 2017-10-18 16:04 - TP6906 (Whitekirk Hill)

FB Number: S7186   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Entertaining short diversion on the way over to North Berwick Law. Golf course appears to have been abandoned.


Good condition 2017-10-18 15:33 - TP0505 (Dunbar East)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Must have waltzed right past this one whilst walking this section of the coast in Spring 2009. Also gotta be one of the nearest to sea level I presume.


Good condition 2017-10-18 15:20 - TP7201 (Dunbar West)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite a bizarre situation for this FBM but at least it's still hanging on in there.


Good condition 2017-10-18 15:02 - TP0586 (Dunbar West FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Interesting knowing comment from one of the locals passing by as we started prodding around for the berntsen. 'I've seen it!'


Good condition 2017-10-18 14:41 - TP0504 (Wester Broomhouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First FBM of the Dunbar trio. Little bit of a walk to it. Overall a very pleasant experience. Nothing else really to say here.


Good condition 2017-10-18 14:25 - TP0087 (Skateraw)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very methodical approach by Jon made easy work of this block which I would have had no hope of ever finding.


Good condition 2017-10-18 13:38 - TP3501 (Greenside Hill)

FB Number: S7219   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Handily placed trig for us on the way up to Dunbar and the FBM haul after having just picked off Lamberton Hill.


Good condition 2017-10-18 12:52 - TP7501 (St Abbs)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Opportune dive down to the harbour after the Vodafone telesalesgirl distracted us from the required left turn a few miles previous. Unlike frugal Dougal we spent a total of 5 minutes and zero pounds down here. Though, would actually be interested in a proper stop over at the bunkhouse, and, maybe a boat trip out to the nearby stacks if doable.


Good condition 2017-10-18 12:22 - TP1888 (Camp Field)

FB Number: S7226   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lamberton Hill was ok but the unplanned diversion after this down to St Abb's was really great. Bunker was a bonus too for Jon, and, very handy for soppy sock wringing for me.


Good condition 2017-10-18 11:31 - TP0506 (Mordington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

You go to bag a Marilyn and there's a FBM too right there as well waiting for you. Maybe there is a God after all :).


Moved 2017-10-18 11:12 - TP3625 (Harelaw Resr)

FB Number: S6460   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Quick pillar located nicely on route for us between Spartleton and Lamberton Hill. Little bit of consolation for Cockburn Law road closure.


Slightly damaged 2017-10-18 10:47 - TP6092 (Spartleton)

FB Number: S7141   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Misty at the top but still an enjoyable ascent and an area I'd like to explore more closely some day.


Good condition 2017-10-18 08:50 - TP7244 (Whittingehame)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First of 5 FBM's for the day. Nice area and the weather only got better today.


Damaged 2017-10-18 08:34 - TP0585 (Whittingehame FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy find with Jon.


Good condition 2017-10-18 08:29 - TP6563 (Traprain Law)

FB Number: S3065   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Interesting hill but a damp, grey start to the day didn't really do it justice.


Good condition 2017-10-16 18:47 - TP3034 (Eildon Mid Hill)

FB Number: S7474   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Super walk over this fine group of hills which have been on my wish list since as far back as 2008. Last half hour of the descent to Melrose was in complete darkness but at least it was still light enough to make out the view at the trig


Good condition 2017-10-16 14:51 - TP4846 (Minto Hill)

FB Number: S7495   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice walk out here from Hawick along the Border Abbeys Way following the River Teviot. Impressive effort to get the log bench up here!


Good condition 2017-10-01 05:30 - TP4597 (Machen Hill)

FB Number: S2322   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was like paradise after Mynydd-Y-Grug, though it was still wet and misty so it wasn't that great either.


Destroyed 2017-10-01 03:22 - TP5051 (Mynydd-Y-Grug)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

This is easily in the top 5 worst trig sites I've ever visited. And at 3AM in the mist and rain. Not at all enjoyable, but still an eye-opening experience.


Good condition 2017-09-30 22:02 - TP0735 (Mynydd Maen)

FB Number: 2978   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Laborious progress up from the east in the dark, wind and rain slip-sliding about trying to dodge the puddles and not really succeeding. Pretty misty too so I had to backtrack to find the pillar once I saw the lights on the mast.


Good condition 2017-09-30 12:36 - TP6590 (Trostrey Hill)

FB Number: S3348   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On my way from Abergavenny to Usk today with this hill the main target along the route. Not one of the best but at least the rain was holding off for the time being.


Good condition 2017-09-17 12:07 - TP5900 (Sgurr Na H-Eanchainne)

FB Number: S9809   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Stunning day for it today with crystal clear views as far as the Paps of Jura. Great company too and a nice drop of Talisker and Aberfeldy to savour the occasion with.


Good condition 2017-09-16 17:19 - TP7152 (Loch Leven)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Best part of today was spent covering the distance between Meanach bothy and the Corran Ferry. The FBM being the only triggy highlight, though there were some super views into the hills as things brightened up considerably into the early evening.


Slightly damaged 2017-08-28 12:20 - TP1668 (Bromley Muir)

FB Number: S5036   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Pretty wet walk up here but it was still quite enjoyable. Would like to walk some more of the John Muir Way again in the future.


Good condition 2017-08-27 13:17 - TP1224 (Beinn Narnain)

FB Number: S5954   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Memorable for finding a tin of Grants premium haggis next to the pillar. Well, that's supper sorted then now!


Good condition 2017-08-26 12:13 - TP4101 (Inchmarnock Island)

FB Number: S8529   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very happy to have a good weather window to visit this quaint little island today. One that I'd actually been interested in for quite a long time before I was ever bothered with trigs and the like. Thanks Douglas.

Pillar still looking very nice indeed


Good condition 2017-08-18 21:22 - TP2577 (Creagan Hill)

FB Number: S8827   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just about managed to get this one before it got totally dark, though for a short while I had my doubts. Onwards to Helensburgh for the train home at 6 AM. Very wet throughout.


Slightly damaged 2017-08-17 15:25 - TP7151 (Lochgilphead)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Bingo with Douglas second time around as he closes in on a possible FBM completion. Next stop, Abyssinia Bothy :).


Good condition 2017-08-15 17:53 - TP1849 (Cairn Galtar (Isle Of Sandray))

FB Number: S8856   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Very useful drop off to the west and then a linear walk over the next Tump to meet up with the others down at the stunning Bagh Ban. I passed up an opportunity to also bag the Pabbay trig, in exchange for a visit to the even rarer SIB Lingeigh. Still need to come back for Muldoanich any way.


Good condition 2017-08-15 12:49 - TP10208 (Barra Head Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

One of the highlights of a stunning day visiting several of the Bishop Isles on a trip out from Castlebay on the Boy James. Previously spotted the lighthouse on a trip to Mingulay in June 2012.

Distant view of Barra Head Lighthouse from my previous visit
Barra Head Lighthouse intersected station


Good condition 2017-08-12 15:51 - TP7142 (Arrochar)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy to find FBM well appreciated this afternoon. Cruach Tairbeirt climbed between trains whilst slowly making my way up to Oban and then the ferry to Barra.


Good condition 2017-08-12 13:12 - TP2652 (Cruach Tairbeirt)

FB Number: S8831   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Great top to fill in a few hours between trains headed up towards Oban. Super trig, and one I'd be very happy to visit again.


Good condition 2017-08-11 20:34 - TP2188 (Clach Mackenny)

FB Number: S5140   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice top but tough going cross country to reach it. Half an hour later I camped down beside the track on the way to Airlig.


Good condition 2017-08-11 16:46 - TP7230 (Gourock)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Had to resort to dropping down to Gourock and seeking out WiFi to bring up previous logs. Turns out I was right there to begin with but missed it hidden under the bush. Cleared it back a little bit for the next person trying to find it.


Slightly damaged 2017-08-10 21:43 - TP5160 (North Hill)

FB Number: S4813   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Just enough time to climb this and find a spot to pitch my tent before it got too dark.


Destroyed 2017-08-10 20:44 - TP7249 (High Boydston)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Stopped by here on the way to North Hill. Site is quite a rather sorry location.


Destroyed 2017-08-01 14:15 - TP0808 (Alderley Edge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

7 hour bus journey to get here from Colwyn Bay this morning, by way of Chester, Crewe and Macclesfield. At least I had an unused return train ticket to get me back home quickly from Knutsford. All for a pillar I knew was never going to be there. Still a TuMP though and Alderley Edge is well worth exploring on its own right.


Good condition 2017-07-28 07:37 - TP5950 (Shining Tor)

FB Number: S2773   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very cold and windy for a July morning but at least there was no one about to bother me as I sat on the bench by the wall and enjoyed what warmth there was whilst the sun did it's best to come out.


Slightly damaged 2017-07-28 06:49 - TP7177 (Cat and Fiddle)

FB Number: 11174   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Long old walk up from Sandbach to get here but you do what you have to do.


Good condition 2017-07-28 04:25 - TP5970 (Shutlingsloe)

FB Number: S2760   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Visited at first light. Still very apparent however that this is one classic hill and a half!


Destroyed 2017-07-28 01:24 - TP2603 (Croker Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Middle of the night and I probably could have got into the compound if I so wished but didn't really feel the need.


Good condition 2017-07-27 21:18 - TP3772 (High Bent)

FB Number: S2649   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Dashed through Biddulph on the way over here from Mow Cop to still be able to photograph the pillar before it got too dark.


Good condition 2017-07-27 18:42 - TP4957 (Mow Cop)

FB Number: S2666   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

What an unforgettable place! Both in the foreground and far distance. Westerly views stretching right down from the Clwydians to Stiperstones. Very very impressive indeed.


Moved 2017-07-27 16:19 - TP2109 (Chance Hall)

FB Number: S2665   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Nice Cheshire views from here. The pillar is not quite so photogenic stuck underneath the post but I guess it's much better than no trig at all.


Good condition 2017-07-05 13:12 - TP4772 (Menteith Hill)

FB Number: S6760   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A bit of a slow day marshalling for the UK Challenge, so wandered up here with one more of the crew, and, as expected, we were duly rewarded with a quite spectacular full panorama and views stretching as far off as to Arran. The trig is still looking pretty good too.

Some lovely scenery from Menteith Hill. Looking north.


Good condition 2017-06-16 17:10 - TP3037 (Eilean Shona)

FB Number: S9759   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

We arrived almost 3 hours before scheduled low tide, though had to wait 20 minutes for the water to drop enough to not come over our boots. Another 20 mins and it should have been fully dry. Our approach was over Shona Beg using the track to gain some height to begin with. Then a direct route up the main hill, following the stream through the woods from Doireaneighinn. Unfortunately our time at the trig was spent in cloud. Though we were treated to some very special views of this remarkable area from the west top, before our timely descent to Eilean Shona House. The return was quite entertaining too, along the coast well below the high tide level, back to the causeway over the slippy-slidey seaweed and muds. All in all a super hill to finish this trip up north on.


Good condition 2017-06-15 13:40 - TP5991 (Sithean Mor)

FB Number: S9774   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Got to the top just as the weather closed in. Five minutes earlier would have been better, though it still was overall an enjoyable experience climbing this hill.


Good condition 2017-06-15 11:30 - TP0779 (Achaidh Mhoir)

FB Number: S9804   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An interesting stop off along the 8008 road with Tony J as we begin our 3 day journey back home from Mallaig. Wasn't quite expecting to find a Vanessa up here.


Good condition 2017-06-13 13:17 - TP4720 (Meall Bhanabhie)

FB Number: S9727   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Quite an improvement in the weather from earlier on. Interesting to look down at Fort William from this side.


Good condition 2017-06-12 15:27 - TP3652 (Harten Hill)

FB Number: S6140   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good hills for walking here but the presence of the M74 is impossible to escape.


Good condition 2017-06-12 13:03 - TP3840 (Hightown Hill)

FB Number: S7705   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An opportune Marilyn bag with Tony J whilst on our way up north. Pinnacle Hill and White Hill also included, starting from the minor road to the north.


Good condition 2017-04-29 15:28 - TP4854 (Moel Bentyrch)

FB Number: 10347   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Just enough time to leg it up here and still cycle over to Welshpool for the 1656 train home (but it was close). Delightful view and one I'd love to come back to savour again and again.


Good condition 2017-04-29 13:17 - TP1989 (Carnedd Wen)

FB Number: S8512   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The remoteness of this trigpoint from public transport has had me scratching my head for a good long while. My solution, today, was to bag it by bike on an extended loop from Caersws to Welshpool train stations. Such an unfrequented, peaceful area and it felt like quite a privilege to get to experience it myself.


Good condition 2017-04-15 12:37 - TP6678 (Van Hill)

FB Number: 10337   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

A great hill with super clear bright views and a good crowd for Myrddyn Phillips' 1000th Welsh P30. In addition, my 250th Marilyn. Will be remembered, without a doubt, as one of the best days of the year. Trig is still doing well too.


Good condition 2017-04-14 04:17 - TP6561 (Trannon)

FB Number: 10343   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Déjà vu bagging another Pedwar trig in the black of night. At least there was some useful moonlight even if was a bit clouded over. A bit disorientating navigating through the windfarm with out of date mapping and for a while I thought that I might struggle to find the pillar.


Slightly damaged 2017-04-09 09:50 - TP3068 (Eschoncan)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

The easiest way to do this would be to double back from the track above Culsharg instead of heading straight up from the Merrick path.


Good condition 2017-04-08 18:37 - TP1033 (Barlocco)

FB Number: S8291   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Satisfying conclusion to a super spring day, with a gentle walk up here alongside Jon as the bright evening light lit up the face of the pillar, and the Dumfries & Galloway coast and hills gave an enchanting backdrop. Hope to be doing a lot more bagging in this area in the not too distant future.

A lovely evening to be going Loco down at Barlocco trig pillar


Good condition 2017-04-08 11:20 - TP4318 (Lady Isle)

FB Number: S4270   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very enjoyable half day boat trip visiting just a couple of low lying islands, but with lots of laughs along the way and calm waters and fine views back to the mainland.


Good condition 2017-04-07 18:19 - TP3902 (Hill Of Stake)

FB Number: S1576   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Tucked into a bag of Hobgoblin spit roasted steak crisps up here on Hill of Stake as a little treat for reaching 500 HuMPs. Walked in from the west over Burnt Hill and through the bogs and was certainly quite glad when I eventually reached the trig.


Good condition 2017-04-07 16:54 - TP1787 (Burnt Hill)

FB Number: S5979   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Seems like another biennial April visit was in order. On my way over to Hill of Stake. Quite tough going.


Good condition 2017-04-07 14:13 - TP6396 (The Knock)

FB Number: S4812   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Outstanding coastal views over the Firth of Clyde. This hill made it all a bit late getting back from Hill of Stake but it was worth it.


Good condition 2017-03-31 18:21 - TP6555 (Town Hill)

FB Number: 10342   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just after Caeliber Isaf with some rain showers pushing from the west. I imagine the view is exceptional otherwise. Another great value 'Tump' hill.


Slightly damaged 2017-03-31 14:32 - TP2416 (Corndon Beacon)

FB Number: S5203   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Couldn't resist coming back for one more walk in the area after the exceptional weekend with everyone in Clun. A pretty full 10 TuMP day on a circular ride from Welshpool station. Back via Caeliber Isaf, Town Hill and Montgomery for the first time again in a good number of years. I agree with Jon and Rob about this one being slightly damaged.


Good condition 2017-03-26 17:43 - TP6429 (The Smatcher)

FB Number: S7729   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fine hill and a wonderful area. We were approaching the end of quite a big day so I didn't absorb it all as well as I might of. Ah well, plenty of reason for a revisit here then.


Good condition 2017-03-26 14:53 - TP5200 (Nyth Grug)

FB Number: S6559   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fourth of the day but only my second new one. Last of the higher Radnor Forest tops before descending over Mynd and then back up over Castle Hill to The Smatcher. With Gill Stephens, whom I was ever so discreetly converting over to Tump bagging.


Good condition 2017-03-26 11:17 - TP0963 (Badland Hill)

FB Number: S8074   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Trig and view just perfect this morning on a revisit to the area as I couldn't fit this one into my previous Radnor Forest walk in 2013.

Not such a bad land ...


Good condition 2017-03-25 11:58 - TP1133 (Beguildy Beacon)

FB Number: S5209   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Could just about see the whole of Mid Wales from the trig on this delightful spring morning. Pretty much my highlight of the trigger's spring gathering. Spent the day walking with non-trigging friends Gill and Steve, but also bumped into Ted, Duncan and Alan on this hill. Youtube footage to follow ...


Good condition 2017-03-23 16:40 - TP6185 (Stiperstones)

FB Number: S1523   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Probably the most iconic peak in the West Midlands. Past right over the top 9 years ago but made no effort to climb the summit rocks. Also immortalised into trig folklore by gracing the front cover of John Davies' invaluable work, Primary Trigs in Wales (you'll just have to read it to appreciate how an English pillar formed an integral part of the Welsh network).


Slightly damaged 2017-03-23 12:45 - TP4524 (Long Mount)

FB Number: S5201   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Well this is indeed a very long mountain. I'm glad then that I was just walking it from Church Stretton to YHA Bridges. Here a day early for the Trigger's Gathering in Clun. Doing a little bit of overtime :). I imagine it's a pretty rare thing that an individual pillar receives the attention of TP:UK users on five consecutive days.


Slightly damaged 2017-03-10 15:09 - TP5965 (Shrawardine Resr)

FB Number: S4743   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Very pretty village and interesting castle ruins. Trig is a bit of a disappointment but felt good to visit to nicely clear out all pillars in the immediate area.


Destroyed 2017-03-10 13:47 - TP4569 (Lower Maesbrook)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Made my investigation from the southern riverbank. Would've been fascinating to have seen this one still in site.


Slightly damaged 2017-03-10 10:43 - TP1613 (Breidden Hill)

FB Number: S4796   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Such an unmistakable hill to look at and equally enjoyable to climb. Deeply carved initials and a few blows to the concrete give me enough reason to call this slightly damaged.


Slightly damaged 2017-02-24 21:33 - TP5644 (Rhial Gwm)

FB Number: 10339   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Laboured a bit up to this one through the long heather in the dark after having been on the go for nearly 12 hours today. A small amount of top edge concrete has come away. Ditto Douglas in 2012 for my first (new) Marilyn of the year, almost to the very date!


Couldn't find it 2017-01-28 12:37 - TP12342 (Beeston Castle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 8/10

Have no more to report on the whereabouts of the buried block. I can't recommend the castle itself highly enough for its worth of a visit on its own right.


Good condition 2017-01-20 14:34 - TP7067 (Woore Resr)

FB Number: S2762   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last pillar of five on a circular bike ride from Crewe. A wonderful viewpoint from such a modest height.

View towards the Peckforton Hills


Good condition 2017-01-20 12:40 - TP6108 (Springfield)

FB Number: S1454   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Could almost cycle to within touching distance but had to use the gate to access the field. I suspect that the low numbered FB was recycled from elsewhere.


Good condition 2017-01-20 12:11 - TP4601 (Maers Hill)

FB Number: S2746   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quite an otherworldly scene with a dewy spider's web and sunbeams and shadow gleaming through the mist and trees.

Mysterious Maers Hill


Good condition 2017-01-20 11:06 - TP3714 (Heighley)

FB Number: S2764   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just left my bike at the roadside for five minutes as I nipped up. Good view across to Mow Cop.


Good condition 2017-01-20 10:20 - TP1485 (Blakenhall)

FB Number: S2763   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First pillar of the morning after heading out from the centre of Crewe on my bike. A cold day for it but lovely blue skies.


Slightly damaged 2017-01-15 14:44 - TP1625 (Bridgnorth)

FB Number: S1931   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Weather conditions were less than grand today but I imagine that the view over Bridgenorth would be very impressive on a better day.


Good condition 2017-01-15 13:51 - TP0861 (Apley Terrace)

FB Number: S1877   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A wet Sunday afternoon the ideal time for a discreet wander up here.


Damaged 2017-01-15 11:08 - TP0885 (Arlescott)

FB Number: S1988   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Enjoyable if only for its awkwardness and rather surreal positioning. Extra point for the FB date being an Olympic year given the close proximity to Much Wenlock.


Good condition 2017-01-14 16:35 - TP2483 (Crackley Bank)

FB Number: S1898   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite a lot of dog walking going on in the twilight otherwise nothing else memorable about the visit to this particular pillar.


Good condition 2017-01-14 15:37 - TP4898 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S1919   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Second treat of the day as this marked Douglas' Telford and Wrekin TuMP county completion so had to force down a spot more whisky to celebrate the occasion :). Curious sequence of FB numbers for us this afternoon, with S1919 coming after S1946 Puleston, both the years immediately after the great wars in the 20th Century.


Good condition 2017-01-14 14:25 - TP5539 (Puleston)

FB Number: S1946   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First trig of 2017 and a not too bad day for it at all. With Douglas and Smudge after Smudge's 3000th TuMP celebration at Stafford Castle.


Good condition 2016-11-18 13:15 - TP6242 (Suffield)

FB Number: S6322   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A nice place to share a mug of hot tea with Maria on a fun day out walking from Scarborough YHA. Also notable for being my 500th T:UK 'day out'. Here's to the next 500 :).

Trig bagging apprentice takes a good pic


Good condition 2016-11-17 13:03 - TP0130 (Ravenscar)

FB Number: S1521   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just about the wettest part of the day on a walk from Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough YHA.


Good condition 2016-11-16 14:21 - TP4822 (Military Road)

FB Number: S6623   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Against the clock this afternoon with just under three hours available to get up here and back for the bus in Hexham. Done with a few minutes to spare, but not without needing to run quite a bit on the return leg.

The trig and the chopped down trees


Good condition 2016-11-16 13:48 - TP7245 (Hexham)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Glad that I'd researched this one beforehand because I really doubt that I would have found it. A very welcome occasion when this FBM lay right on my path up to Military Road pillar/Whittington Fell HuMP.


Good condition 2016-11-15 15:58 - TP7165 (Milngavie)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit to this location as I managed to miss the FBM on my previous visit to the nearby pillar five years ago. In enough time to get a BBDL but fairly beaten to it by Martin.


Good condition 2016-11-15 14:01 - TP1514 (Boclair)

FB Number: S3587   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On the way to Milngavie FBM whilst on a out there and back walk from Glasgow SYHA.


Good condition 2016-11-12 16:47 - TP2249 (Cluny Hill)

FB Number: S9366   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A little bit dusky for this really to be sensible visiting tonight, but it was an adventure and gave an amazing feeling of reward when I burst out into the clearing.

Cluny Hill and the full moon under my gaze


Good condition 2016-11-12 11:25 - TP2183 (Ciochan A' Chop)

FB Number: S9397   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Excellent linear walk also including Farragon Hill from the lime kiln car park to the west. Very reasonable weather Mr Maker, to get the mist lifting just as we arrived at the summit. Bert Barnett also put in a guest appearance just as we were getting ready to leave.

An enjoyable day to visit a high level Scottish pillar


Damaged 2016-11-10 15:56 - TP2499 (Craig Obney)

FB Number: S5455   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Cold today up top but very good views in all directions. Continued on to Birnam Hill, which was very interesting in the twilight, and made it back down to town just about before it got fully dark.


Good condition 2016-11-05 10:15 - TP1005 (Banc-Y-Garn)

FB Number: S5480   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First port of call on a very interesting day which culminated in Rob W's Welsh 300m hill completion.


Slightly damaged 2016-10-28 16:10 - TP0824 (Allt-Y-Main)

FB Number: S4747   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Lovely hill and a great time of the year to be walking here. Youtube footage now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbncGZ7h1qw .


Good condition 2016-10-21 13:46 - TP0774 (Abington Park)

FB Number: S4529   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite a little adventure improvising a short cut route around the farm to the southeast.


Slightly damaged 2016-10-21 12:45 - TP2048 (Catley Park)

FB Number: S6248   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Pleasant autumn day out visiting this and two other pillars in the area.


Destroyed 2016-10-21 12:41 - TP10112 (Catley Park)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Replacement pillar still in position.


Good condition 2016-10-21 10:50 - TP3539 (Gunners Hall)

FB Number: S4524   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very quiet walking along the Roman Road this morning. Super great relaxation therapy.


Good condition 2016-10-20 16:55 - TP3395 (Gog Magog)

FB Number: S4365   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Had a previously thrawrted attempt back in September as an estate warden was repairing the fence and would not allow me permission to enter the field. No such problems today however for myself and Maria's first mutually bagged trig.


Good condition 2016-09-03 12:14 - TP1543 (Bow Brickhill)

FB Number: S7203   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Long miles of pavement walking brought me up here from Milton Keynes YHA. A little less easy to find than I'd hoped but I got there in the end.


Good condition 2016-07-24 10:15 - TP9865 (South Bishop Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

With the mist down today this little island felt a very long way from anywhere else.


Good condition 2016-07-23 17:29 - TP2874 (Dudwell Mountain)

FB Number: S6389   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Hilltop not outstanding but plenty of interest in the area. Pillar still in excellent condition. Walked from Wolf's Castle headed towards St Justinian's with light rain soon coming in.


Remains 2016-07-17 11:36 - TP6398 (The Lawley)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 9/10

Climax of an overnight walk from Hartlebury to Shrewsbury, highly likely my longest to date. Very busy on a delightful Sunday morning. YouTube footage now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC10AmWfDYs .


Good condition 2016-07-17 01:47 - TP6861 (Wheelers Vallets)

FB Number: S5197   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Slightly misty at the top and a little bit spooky visiting this pillar at one in the morning. Interesting name.


Good condition 2016-07-16 17:39 - TP4076 (Hurcott Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Both this and the nearby HuMP visited without any complications.


Good condition 2016-07-16 16:58 - TP2873 (Dudhill Farm)

FB Number: S3835   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quite unexciting location close to the hedge, but at least not in it.


Good condition 2016-07-16 14:22 - TP3192 (Flagstaff Wood Abberley)

FB Number: S3870   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Highly enjoyable woodland walk along the full length of the hill following the Worcestershire Way from Shavers End. Nicely maintained pillar but views not all they perhaps could have been.


Good condition 2016-07-16 11:44 - TP5497 (Poollands Farm)

FB Number: S3799   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant little area of common land but the trig itself is not the most spectacular.


Good condition 2016-07-16 11:22 - TP19524 (Hartlebury Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just set out from Hartlebury Station for a big old hike over to Shrewsbury. Very smart looking church.


Good condition 2016-07-08 13:38 - TP7783 (Scilly Isles)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily found with Douglas near to the end of a fine benchmarking walk filling in our last morning in the Scillies.


Good condition 2016-07-06 15:45 - TP7712 (Hugh Town)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy find with Rob after he pointed me in the right general direction.


Good condition 2016-07-05 10:51 - TP9877 (Bishop Rock Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Unforgettable location to have had the fortune of getting to visit. The sort of place where the mere mention of its name sets the mind racing. Facebook video footage should be viewable here https://www.facebook.com/alexc1661/videos/g.824015641017307/308427406168771/?type=1


Good condition 2016-07-04 14:27 - TP0745 (St Martins Head)

FB Number: 10696   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Another high quality island trig pillar. Prioritised getting up here first thing after coming over on the morning ferry.


Good condition 2016-07-01 16:11 - TP3092 (Exwick Barton)

FB Number: S3714   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Could have been a bit tricky but found it with no problems.


Moved 2016-06-30 09:03 - TP5282 (Panorama)

FB Number: S3717   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Just time for this one after breakfast whilst marshalling for the UK challenge at Exeter uni.


Good condition 2016-06-18 10:32 - TP4778 (Merridge)

FB Number: S3245   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A little bit awkward to find at first but got there in the end.


Good condition 2016-06-18 08:55 - TP0733 (Bagborough)

FB Number: S1526   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Highest point of the Quantocks reached just before nine in the morning as my overnight walk from Exeter to Bridgwater enters its final stage. Weather was rather grey but it only just heightened the mood of surrealism.


Good condition 2016-06-18 03:39 - TP5546 (Pyncombe Farm)

FB Number: S3736   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very atmospheric visiting here in the early hours of the morning with the deep red full moon close to setting over to the west.


Good condition 2016-06-17 21:01 - TP4537 (Longstones)

FB Number: S3967   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Doing well there safely defended in the hedge bank. Saw a lovely sunset shortly after on nearby Hone Hill TuMP.


Damaged 2016-06-17 18:19 - TP3396 (Gogwell Farm)

FB Number: S3922   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Had actually given up hope of finding it but by some wild fluke managed to see a little bit of concrete poking out of the hedge on my way back to the bike.


Slightly damaged 2016-06-17 14:42 - TP2167 (Christ Cross)

FB Number: S3911   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

More relief rather than elation in finding this particular pillar. First one of the day having set out from the centre of Exeter.


Couldn't find it 2016-06-13 04:32 - TP0910 (Askew Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

No joy searching for this in the high vegetation at four in the morning on my way from Download festival to Barton for the bus home.


Good condition 2016-06-12 10:34 - TP10516 (Breedon-on-the-Hill Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

One of those intersected stations that is really worthwhile making a detour to visit just on its own right. Much of interest to see in the church itself and fine views of the surrounding countryside from outside. Here this Sunday morning mid June on my way to Download festival to see Amon Amarth, Halestorm, Nightwish and Iron Maiden. What a day!


Good condition 2016-06-11 17:09 - TP6946 (Willesley Resr)

FB Number: S2256   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Found a convenient quick way in from the roundabout to the northeast after following the well defined footpath from Packington.


Good condition 2016-06-11 14:39 - TP0830 (Alton Grange)

FB Number: S2265   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just another skirt around the edge of the field jobbie. Quite enjoyed the walk onward to Spring Lane.


Good condition 2016-06-11 13:15 - TP1022 (Bardon Hill)

FB Number: 2962   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Highpoint of a leisurely walk from Markfield village to YHA National Forest. Bit of rain on its way, but it wasn't too bad once I was down amongst the trees.


Good condition 2016-06-11 11:32 - TP4663 (Markfield)

FB Number: S2312   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Markfield a pleasant village and the trigpoint an interesting spot to spend a short while over admiring the view. First Leicestershire bag for me.


Good condition 2016-06-05 11:54 - TP0795 (Ailsa Craig)

FB Number: S6177   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Big relief landing today after a couple of failed attempts two years ago. Stunning weather and a good humoured gang to climb the hill with. Drained every penny's worth out of the trip as we ended up towing a broken down RIB at a snail's pace back to Girvan. Really has been quite a long time since I've had such a fantastic 10/10 trig visit. One of the best! YouTube footage to follow...


Good condition 2016-06-04 11:15 - TP8207 (Little Cumbrae Island)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Found by Rick Salter under a substantial mound of grass in the built up cairn. Actually appears to be a brass plate. We await Jon Glew's report later today.


Slightly damaged 2016-06-03 20:43 - TP3401 (Goldenberry Hill)

FB Number: S4814   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From all the attention I got from the cows you would think they'd never seen a trig bagger before.


Slightly damaged 2016-06-03 13:41 - TP2384 (Conrig Hill)

FB Number: S6014   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Wonderful day for a nice dry walk in Dumfries and Galloway, breaking up my journey to West Kilbride with an obligatory trig bag along the way.


Good condition 2016-06-03 09:43 - TP7263 (Carlisle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fun find thanks to MAC.HAWKS's directions whilst passing time during a long train connection.


Slightly damaged 2016-05-08 13:14 - TP2235 (Clisham)

FB Number: S5966   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Excellent day bagging some Simms with Jon in very unhebridean weather conditions. Been after this one for quite some time. Lovely.


Destroyed 2016-05-07 08:50 - TP8166 (Ensay Island (North))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Fine spot. Lots to see on Ensay but unfortunately only an hour afforded to us to explore it all.


Good condition 2016-05-07 08:44 - TP3064 (Ensay Island (South))

FB Number: 10084   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Brisk dash with Jon to get this and the bolt visited during our short time on the island. Last awkward island pillar in the general area done for me, so certainly very pleased with that.


Good condition 2016-05-04 11:39 - TP8162 (Ardmeavag)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bolt out of the blue on a rough weather day with Douglas and Jim Bloomer.


Good condition 2016-05-03 16:59 - TP3523 (Groay)

FB Number: 10096   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very good condition pillar with excellent views of the Sound of Harris and surrounding hills.

Groay flush bracket
Groay trig view


Couldn't find it 2016-05-03 15:18 - TP15350 (Hamersay Island)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

No evidence of the bolt up on the surface which was deep mossy grass. Massive respect due for anyone who gets out here and finds this one.

Scouring the likely area where the bolt should be


Good condition 2016-05-03 08:59 - TP8167 (Tahay Island)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

First stop of the day and a straightforward find with Rob, Carole and Douglas.

View across to North Uist


Couldn't find it 2016-05-02 09:24 - TP8161 (Grannda)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Dismantled the cairn with Douglas but didn't get as far as scraping the soil away.


Good condition 2016-05-01 12:02 - TP15265 (Shiant Islands)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Second visit to the Shiants. Bolt clear to see in rock a few metres away from the highpoint.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-29 17:07 - TP1206 (Beinn Na Caillich)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

High point of what turned out to be the best walk I've done in quite some time. 3 HuMPs on a circular route from Broadford with snow and sunshine at its best. Wasn't sure at first whether the FB was buried under the white stuff but I guess not.


Good condition 2016-04-28 17:14 - TP2850 (Druimarbin)

FB Number: S9716   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Done with Cow Hill late afternoon after the snow had stopped from Bank Street Lodge hostel. Mighty position overlooking Loch Linnhe.


Good condition 2016-04-27 21:05 - TP6805 (West End)

FB Number: S3884   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passing some time whilst waiting for the sleeper train in Crewe.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-17 11:23 - TP0991 (Ballencrieff Hill)

FB Number: S3241   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Last pillar of the Trigger's Weekend but still time for just one more quick TuMP.


Good condition 2016-04-17 10:01 - TP2314 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: S9653   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bright and breezy start to the day with excellent views back to the hills we'd been climbing over the previous few days.


Destroyed 2016-04-17 10:01 - TP10096 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Been gone quite a long time now


Good condition 2016-04-16 17:37 - TP6828 (Wester Balgedie)

FB Number: S3206   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

It wouldn't be a proper bagger's day out without one easy roadsider.


Good condition 2016-04-16 16:14 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Just a little too hasty logging this at 16:14, though it was also my 777th pillar log. Snow at the top was a bit unwelcome but added to all the fun of it really.


Good condition 2016-04-16 13:25 - TP1315 (Benarty Hill)

FB Number: S3140   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Monumental occasion but also an absolutely wonderful day for it too. YouTube footage for the whole weekend is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUR-Lccz1gU .


Good condition 2016-04-16 10:10 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Interesting position choice by the OS. First pillar visited on a historic day in trig bagging folklore. Cold, but couldn't wish for better weather. With Alan and Steven.


Good condition 2016-04-15 14:25 - TP1944 (Carn Chois)

FB Number: S6474   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was originally meant to be the main hill for the day but as conditions were not as bad as they could have been we also went for Ben Chonzie in addition too.


Good condition 2016-04-14 17:45 - TP8571 (Wallace Monument Stirling)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Timed it well to avoid the tourist hordes at the end of a quite full day. Very nice to just relax for a while with such an outstanding view.


Destroyed 2016-04-14 16:30 - TP7216 (Stirling)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Visited between Dumyat and the Wallace Monument. A busy main road but at least there was a wide pavement to walk along.


Good condition 2016-04-14 14:35 - TP2887 (Dumyat)

FB Number: S3670   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came up from the train station and youth hostel via a couple of diversions along the way. Did a bit of filming for the upcoming Trigger's spring Gathering video. Very good viewpoint and well worth the effort for visiting.


Good condition 2016-04-14 10:44 - TP12315 (Church Of The Holy Rude Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A most rewarding visit to the high point in the graveyard. Continued onward to the tourist trap Stirling Castle but was not of a mind today to be paying the entrance fee.


Good condition 2016-03-27 10:15 - TP4567 (Lower Hill)

FB Number: S5389   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Getting my bike through the ford on Cockhill Lane was more adventurous coming down from Kelbrook Moor with the river and road both one for a hundred metres.


Good condition 2016-03-27 09:33 - TP4151 (Kelbrook Moor)

FB Number: S5497   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Super bright morning for a pretty long climb up from Earby hostel. Excellent.


Good condition 2016-03-26 17:55 - TP3054 (Elslack Moor)

FB Number: S4451   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Got my bike to within a few hundred metres, could have got closer if I wanted to. Been a while since I've walked a new stretch of the Pennine Way. This must be the shortest segment yet, lol.


Good condition 2016-03-26 16:47 - TP3346 (Gib)

FB Number: S4632   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Being caught out in a downpour with gale force winds in addition made this one more than a little bit traumatic. Approach from the west (Little Gib footpath) is pretty straightforward.


Good condition 2016-03-26 14:53 - TP7207 (Skipton (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

FBM's getting a touch harder to come across these days for me so seem much more of a find than the average pillar. Bonus point for height tag still in place.


Good condition 2016-03-26 13:59 - TP6688 (Vicars Allotment)

FB Number: S5561   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Great hill to climb but the strong wind at the top was making it hard to stand up. Love the name Vicars Allotment.


Good condition 2016-03-26 12:36 - TP2759 (Delph Farm)

FB Number: S5306   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Was concerned about the state of the wall so decided to hold off for a bit. Lo and behold, the farmer soon came puttering around on his tractor to pick up a hay bale and kindly granted me access via the cattery. Surprisingly good views though I didn't hang around longer than I needed to.


Good condition 2016-03-26 10:51 - TP5697 (Rivock Edge)

FB Number: S4563   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Totally new area for me and a fine little spot. Highly enjoyable, even if the weather was threatening to close in.


Good condition 2016-03-19 15:35 - TP3455 (Great Hameldon)

FB Number: S4564   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Sixth pillar of six visited on a cold but unhurried cycle ride from Todmorden to Burnley. Walk up not a classic but the summit area is agreeable enough to spend some time around and of course it is another HuMP.


Good condition 2016-03-19 15:08 - TP3587 (Hameldon Common)

FB Number: S4565   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Summit clutter and disrespectful dirt bike riders made this one a bit of a dud bag.


Good condition 2016-03-19 12:50 - TP3091 (Extwistle Moor)

FB Number: S4504   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Braved the clay pigeon shooters and dirt bikes on the way up from the north. Pleasantly surprising views in all directions. Very nice to bump into dogwalking/Geoffrey at the summit. Out today researching RHW Trig Walk of Life pillars, but shhh, don't tell him! Not until the middle of April anyway :).


Good condition 2016-03-19 11:09 - TP5703 (Robin Cross Hill)

FB Number: S4500   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Reasonable view though I was more enthralled with the round number FB. Met dogwalking later at Extwistle Moor pillar.


Slightly damaged 2016-03-19 10:28 - TP1409 (Black Hameldon)

FB Number: S4491   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Wide open views but hill itself a little disappointing.


Damaged 2016-03-19 09:44 - TP1623 (Bridestones Moor)

FB Number: S4501   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

First point of the day visited on a cold but unhurried cycle ride from Todmorden to Burnley.


Good condition 2016-03-11 14:04 - TP4535 (Longridge Fell)

FB Number: S4561   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely day for a circular cycle from Preston station which also included Beacon Fell, Parlick, Fair Snape Fell and Dougie's house. Managed to miss Cold Coats pillar on the way over here so will need to come back again if I'm serious about completing Landranger sheet 103.


Good condition 2016-03-11 11:33 - TP3096 (Fair Snape Fell)

FB Number: S4651   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely day for a circular cycle from Preston station which also included Beacon Fell, Parlick, Longridge Fell and Dougie's house. Gotta love the paint job and red rose stencilwork. Really enjoying some better weather at last.


Good condition 2016-03-11 09:53 - TP1096 (Beacon Fell)

FB Number: S4701   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A not too hurried ascent by bike up from Preston station. Honoured to grab the 100th log for this fine Lancastrian pillar.

Beacon Fell and bike and bits and pieces


Good condition 2016-02-19 11:32 - TP11439 (Frodsham Methodist Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Slightly damaged 2016-02-19 10:17 - TP0915 (Aston Grange)

FB Number: S2680   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A useful dropoff at Junction 12 set me up well for a leisurely 5 miler today. Just 3 more pillars left to do on Landranger 117 down in the Whitchurch area.


Good condition 2016-02-12 22:43 - TP5138 (Norbury Resr)

FB Number: S4754   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Some brisk walking and a little bit of running involved to get this and Mickley Hall Farm pillar from Nantwich on a cold but pleasant February day.


Good condition 2016-02-12 12:13 - TP4793 (Mickley Hall Farm)

FB Number: S4542   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Some brisk walking involved to get this and Norbury Resr pillar from Nantwich on a cold but pleasant February day.


Destroyed 2016-02-06 14:37 - TP10631 (Acton Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Just enough time to photograph before jumping on a bus back to Chester.


Good condition 2016-02-06 13:07 - TP3817 (Highash)

FB Number: S3102   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Alpraham to Acton walk this afternoon via here in damp greyish conditions. Pillar still looking ok.


Good condition 2016-02-06 11:58 - TP12339 (Bunbury Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely church and village. Clock struck twelve just behind me as I continued on to Lower Bunbury.


Good condition 2016-01-30 07:08 - TP2400 (Coppet Hill)

FB Number: S6313   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Got disorientated after the HuMP in the dark looking for the trig. Eventually realised that I'd as good as walked past it on the way up. Not far now to Ross-on-Wye to complete an entertaining overnight walk from Severn Tunnel Junction station in Monmouthshire.


Good condition 2016-01-29 21:52 - TP6576 (Trelleck)

FB Number: S3346   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In dark and rain. Not the most pleasurable experience. Just happy to have found it without any bother.


Good condition 2016-01-29 15:54 - TP5106 (Newchurch)

FB Number: S3341   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Routine bag from the road. Had just spent a cosy half hour sheltering in the nearby church porch to the west out of 'Gertrude's' wind and rain. Approaching 18 miles on my feet by now.


Good condition 2016-01-29 13:10 - TP6796 (Wentwood)

FB Number: S3324   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Full ascent from sea level after having come up from the Wales Coast Path near Undy. Did my best to remove a few of the branches piled up against the pillar. Happened to be my 750th pillar log though I didn't add it up until after I'd just come off Golden Hill.


Good condition 2016-01-29 11:37 - TP5375 (Penhow)

FB Number: S3326   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy find, though mist and rain bound.


Good condition 2016-01-29 09:45 - TP1872 (Caldicot Moor)

FB Number: S3282   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy walk from Severn Tunnel Junction except for the strong head on wind seriously hindering progress along the coast path.


Good condition 2016-01-29 09:01 - TP8735 (Roggiett Church Turret)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the railway bridge. Near enough for me.


Slightly damaged 2016-01-28 17:06 - TP6624 (Twerton Hill)

FB Number: S3230   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Twilight visit whilst today's walk was drawing to a conclusion. Just the sort of pleasant suburban setting with nice views that I really like.


Good condition 2016-01-28 16:18 - TP3993 (Home Farm Pillar)

FB Number: S4023   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Routine arable trig visit. Was passed by two guys in a 4x4 on my way out, one of whom then proceeded to take a hound and shotgun into the lower field. Didn't stick around to discover what they were up to.


Good condition 2016-01-28 14:13 - TP4538 (Longwell)

FB Number: S3356   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Was a bit off route on my approach though luckily this landed me on the correct side of the hedge. Some very waterlogged ground around the gates and stiles here.


Good condition 2016-01-28 13:27 - TP2381 (Conham)

FB Number: S3382   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unremarkable suburban pillar. First one visited on a fine walk from Bristol to Bath.


Good condition 2016-01-22 15:39 - TP6184 (Stingwern Hill)

FB Number: 10350   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Highest hill bit of a disappointment at the end of an otherwise super day out on the bike. Would like to return in clearer conditions.


Good condition 2016-01-22 12:05 - TP2091 (Cefn-Mawr)

FB Number: 10333   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited whilst on a bike ride from Newtown to Welshpool. Turning out to be a very fine day now.


Slightly damaged 2016-01-22 11:35 - TP0530 (Newtown)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Quite a sorry sight. Rather underwhelming for a FBM.


Good condition 2016-01-15 14:34 - TP1622 (Brickyard Field)

FB Number: S5064   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last trig of the day before heading back by bike to Shrewsbury. Simple approach via the gate to the west.


Good condition 2016-01-15 13:29 - TP1683 (Broomcroft)

FB Number: S4726   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bit of an assault course but made it in and out straightforwardly. Nice area which likely doesn't see many visitors.


Good condition 2016-01-15 12:28 - TP2124 (Charlton Hill)

FB Number: S1920   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Left bike in the gateway then straight in and out. No messing.

Looking at the Church Stretton landscape from Charlton Hill


Good condition 2016-01-15 11:20 - TP3598 (Hanging Hill)

FB Number: S3123   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fine winter's morning with a light dusting of snow up on top. Would score even higher if there was a view from the summit.

Quaint winter scene atop Haughmond Hill


Good condition 2016-01-06 13:03 - TP7091 (Y Golfa)

FB Number: S9900   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit for a proper trig log after having passed by on Glyndwr's Way in 2008. Borderline slightly damaged condition with the patches of concrete flaked away from the top. Nice sunny afternoon, best day for quite some time.


Good condition 2016-01-06 11:38 - TP1112 (Beacon Ring)

FB Number: S4718   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Simple bag today with a short but steep bike ride up from Welshpool after having passed very close to here on Offa's Dyke in 2008.


Good condition 2015-12-21 12:10 - TP4425 (Lingards Wood)

FB Number: S4406   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Trig visited in pouring rain. Today my 'hobby' felt decidedly more like punishment, but they all count though.


Good condition 2015-12-21 10:21 - TP2622 (Crossland Heath)

FB Number: S1758   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from Huddersfield train station, pillar logged just as rain was setting in. Still quite a few golfers about early on a Monday morning in December.


Good condition 2015-12-20 16:49 - TP1601 (Braygate Street Resr)

FB Number: 11040   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Twilight on a Sunday in December a good time to visit. P30 summit too for a double bag.


Destroyed 2015-12-20 16:45 - TP7123 (Hildenley Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Got in and out alright just about. Doubt I would have made the effort if there was no pillar still extant.


Good condition 2015-12-20 15:06 - TP0518 (Bulmer)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy to find FBM in very pleasant surroundings.

Lovely December afternoon scene at Bulmer FBM


Good condition 2015-12-20 13:50 - TP6923 (Whitwell Grange)

FB Number: S2582   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar somewhat overshadowed by its grand intersected station companion. FB number is my sister's birthdate in MM/DD/YY format.


Good condition 2015-12-20 13:37 - TP8957 (Whitwell Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Monument sits very impressively in its surroundings.


Good condition 2015-12-20 11:48 - TP13602 (York Minster Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Never fails to impress, passing by en route from the station to the hostel.


Good condition 2015-12-20 09:29 - TP11178 (Kings Cross East Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Spotted just before jumping on a train up to York.


Good condition 2015-12-19 15:57 - TP1037 (Barn Hill)

FB Number: S3266   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Just getting the party started for the imminent show at Wembley Arena with some tunes and a few shots of whisky. Surprised nobody has pointed out the __66 in the FB number with relevance to a particular football match played just over the way.


Destroyed 2015-12-19 15:16 - TP12509 (Wembley Stadium East Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Could have been here for the 95 cup final but had to work that weekend. Other previous visit was in May 08 to see Torquay United lose to Ebbsfleet in the FA Trophy final.


Good condition 2015-12-19 14:01 - TP5231 (One Tree Hill Recreation Ground)

FB Number: S3388   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine urban views. Gospel band performing down at Alperton station clearly audible from up here. Quite different indeed from the ones I would shortly go to see at Wembley arena :).


Good condition 2015-12-19 10:49 - TP11180 (Telecom Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Passed by on the early stages of a long walk out of town to Wembley.


Good condition 2015-12-19 09:58 - TP11179 (St Pancras Station Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bagged whilst pulling on my boots. Seen from second floor window of St Pancras hostel where I was staying.


Good condition 2015-12-18 15:49 - TP0764 (Shurland)

FB Number: S1844   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Tough old walk out from Sheerness to Warden along the coast below the landslips. Took in the island highpoint too before retreating back to Queenborough for a timely train home.


Good condition 2015-12-18 12:33 - TP9154 (Sheerness RC Church Belfry Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from down on the beach. Passed by here too in summer '09.

Looking ahead to the RC Church from down on the shoreline


Good condition 2015-12-17 14:31 - TP5186 (Northwick)

FB Number: S3453   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very relieved to find this one as it's quite a way from N.Wales to come specifically looking for trigs on islands. Approached from the west after following the seawall round from the bridge. Enjoyable 5hr circuit of Canvey from Benfleet station.


Good condition 2015-12-17 11:24 - TP11188 (Tower Bridge South Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Seen whilst walking to Limehouse station to get a train to Canvey Island.


Good condition 2015-12-17 11:24 - TP11189 (Tower Bridge North Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Seen whilst walking to Limehouse station to get a train to Canvey Island.


Good condition 2015-12-06 18:58 - TP5353 (Pen Craig)

FB Number: S5165   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Done in the dark but without any bother.


Slightly damaged 2015-12-06 13:38 - TP1004 (Banc-Bwa-Drain)

FB Number: S5479   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Trig in a bit of a state plus in the middle of a wind farm but I was really enjoying the walk today.


Good condition 2015-12-06 11:15 - TP5380 (Pen-Lan-Oleu)

FB Number: S5326   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just getting going on a long out and back walk from Aber most of the way to Devil's Bridge. Fence hopping from the south mandatory as with everyone else.


Good condition 2015-12-05 13:29 - TP3072 (Esgair-Hir Farm)

FB Number: S5483   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Rough day to be out bagging. Trig still in good nick.


Good condition 2015-10-16 11:09 - TP17752 (Criccieth Castle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick stopoff in Criccieth to log the bolt and claim the Tump, which happened to be my final hill on the Lleyn Peninsula.


Good condition 2015-10-10 10:06 - TP5363 (Pen Moel Dihewid)

FB Number: S5690   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice straightforward pillar bag to round out a 24hr walk with.


Good condition 2015-10-10 06:58 - TP0822 (Allt Maestir)

FB Number: S5685   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited just before dawn as my overnight walk entered its final phase. Saw a very nice sunrise sky shortly after, near to Cribyn.

Allt Maestir dawn sky


Good condition 2015-10-10 00:58 - TP1734 (Bryn Ffynnon)

FB Number: S6354   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not too difficult midnight bag by torchlight. Interestingly it appears that I've been out on the tenth of October (10/10) for the past five consecutive years.


Good condition 2015-10-09 13:38 - TP1842 (Cae-Du Farm)

FB Number: S6349   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Gentle walk up from Llangammach to get my long overnight trek under way. Pleasant weather for this time of year.


Good condition 2015-09-22 15:26 - TP3156 (Ffynnon Wared)

FB Number: S5481   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Originally called back at Elgar farm but no probs going up via the wind farm track. A few cracks but nothing to really even think about giving it slightly damaged.


Good condition 2015-09-13 15:10 - TP9859 (Skerries Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

What a fantastic group of small islands! Very privileged to get to experience this place. Youtube footage is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gukqBC6yfU .

The Skerries, beacons and a chimney seen from a mile east of Carmel Head


Slightly damaged 2015-09-12 16:33 - TP3154 (Ffynnon Cyff)

FB Number: S5799   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

With Douglas and Smudge just prior to getting the boat across to Cardigan Island. Quite a surprise to find that it’s been over 5 years since the last log.


Good condition 2015-09-12 14:56 - TP1006 (Banc-Y-Warren)

FB Number: S5807   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

First rate views over the Teifi estuary from this tumptastic top.


Good condition 2015-09-12 14:12 - TP5544 (Pwntan Quarry)

FB Number: S5813   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

One of those curious little spots that hill/trig bagging has a habit of taking you to. Pillar reached without any difficulty.


Moved 2015-09-12 13:31 - TP5348 (Pen Bryn-Bwa)

FB Number: S5849   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Quite a stroke of fortune that we ended up coming up by the track to the southeast otherwise we may well not have found the relocated pillar.


Good condition 2015-09-12 12:50 - TP7172 (Cardigan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Was just about to give up on this when I luckily spotted the plaque on the front whilst heading back up the lane.


Good condition 2015-09-12 11:55 - TP2097 (Cemmaes Head)

FB Number: S5793   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Enjoyed solving the puzzle of weaving a route up to here from the coast path. Best view can had from standing on top of the dyke/field boundary.


Good condition 2015-09-12 10:44 - TP5288 (Pant-Y-Groes)

FB Number: S5852   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unremarkable trig in the middle of a field. Anticipation building for the afternoon's Cardigan Island trip though.


Good condition 2015-09-12 10:20 - TP0213 (Penrallt-Y-Gardde)

FB Number: S5796   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First one of a chilled out bagging by car day with Douglas and Smudge.


Good condition 2015-09-11 16:45 - TP5029 (Mynydd Melyn)

FB Number: S5795   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Superbly enjoyable walk even on a greyish afternoon hiking the Preseli outliers on route to Mynydd Carningli.

Mynydd Melyn trig with Garn Fawr in the distance


Good condition 2015-09-10 19:42 - TP0718 (Carn Fawr)

FB Number: 11123   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Exhilarating late evening bit of exercise dashing up from Pwll Deri YHA.


Destroyed 2015-09-10 19:42 - TP10063 (Carn Fawr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Exhilarating late evening bit of exercise dashing up from Pwll Deri YHA.


Couldn't find it 2015-09-10 14:54 - TP10914 (Carn Gelli)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

No sign of any bolt whilst bagging this TuMP on the way to Strumble Head.


Possibly missing 2015-08-29 12:13 - TP8526 (Bryn Pig)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Had a bit of a poke around but no success. Visited as an out and back route over some challenging terrain from Moel y Feidiog to the northeast.

Bryn Pig, looking towards the Rhinogydd


Good condition 2015-08-08 12:14 - TP4938 (Mount Farm)

FB Number: S4725   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Could not get near enough to note any damage. Bagged with Myrddyn Phillips who was busy surveying the highpoint in the next field.


Slightly damaged 2015-08-07 16:45 - TP7107 (Yr Allt)

FB Number: S4755   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Visited with Myrddyn Phillips from his house on a leisurely 8 mile circular walk. Views to the north and west well worth taking a good bit of time over.

Yr Allt and a Alex
View northwards


Damaged 2015-07-31 21:17 - TP5480 (Plynlimon)

FB Number: S1578   Condition: Damaged   Score: 10/10

Classic summit moment as I arrived very timely indeed as the crimson sun unexpectedly revealed itself through a gap in deep grey clouds just above the horizon. Full moon rising simultaneously in the opposite side of the sky to the east. Dropped down for an overnight bivvy beside Llyn Llygad Rheidol. Very happy to get another Welsh primary ticked off. Youtube clip of my two day trek is now online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSD-9pevijc

The sun plays ball between a gap in the clouds


Good condition 2015-07-31 15:56 - TP4868 (Moel Y Llyn)

FB Number: S8515   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Took a welcomed ten minute breather in the comfy shelter whilst on a big hike headed over Plynlimon way.


Good condition 2015-07-31 13:25 - TP6521 (Top Bank)

FB Number: S8513   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Farmer cutting hay in the next field waved to me as I photographed the pillar. All Cardigan Bay hills on view from Strumble Head to Bardsey Island.


Good condition 2015-07-18 06:21 - TP3130 (Featherbed Moss)

FB Number: S2628   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A bit slow going heading over to this off Black Hill after having been awake all night, though it was the rough descent down to Tintwistle which actually proved the most brutal.


Good condition 2015-07-18 04:22 - TP3980 (Holme Moss)

FB Number: 2958   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Windy and cold this morning but still a good one to get done.


Good condition 2015-07-18 02:24 - TP6819 (West Nab)

FB Number: S1756   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Late night visit on a Sheffield to Stockport 24hr walk with a summer gale blowing. Youtube video of the trip is now online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ8SkjE6Ev0 .

West Nab seen in the wee hours


Converted 2015-07-17 23:45 - TP7020 (Wolfstones Height)

FB Number: S4400   Condition: Converted   Score: 7/10

Quite ingenious reuse of the pillar as a communal seating area, though now it would be rather awkward to use for surveying purposes.

Wolfstones Height seen in the night


Possibly missing 2015-07-17 18:47 - TP14761 (Hartcliff Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

Tower found unlocked on arrival. Climb up the spiral staricase was no problem at all with a rope running the full length to aid progress. Unfortunately I could find no sign of any bolt on the floor up top. Was expecting something quite obvious like the one on Grinlow Tower. Presumably it was lost in the 1999/2000 refurb. Super views all around the surrounding area more than made up for the absence of a trig here.

Hartcliff Tower top
View westward


Good condition 2015-07-17 17:02 - TP3921 (Hill Top Farm)

FB Number: S1747   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Through walk along Hunshelf Bank was very enjoyable. On to Briery Busk TuMP next.


Good condition 2015-07-17 14:31 - TP3506 (Greno Knoll)

FB Number: S1746   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Time to stop for a tangerine and then off again on my long plod.


Good condition 2015-07-17 14:00 - TP6522 (Top End)

FB Number: S4065   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy stroll across field from gate. Horse originally guarding the pillar but soon galloped off.


Damaged 2015-07-17 13:25 - TP1388 (Birley Edge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

Shame to see a pillar in such a state but it is all variety in exploring what trigpoints we still have remaining across our land.


Destroyed 2015-07-17 12:48 - TP10110 (Shirecliffe Gunsite)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

3 for the price of 1 bargain here was enough to tip me over the 700 pillars mark at the end of this particular bagging spree.


Destroyed 2015-07-17 12:48 - TP5952 (Shirecliffe Gunsite)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

3 for the price of 1 bargain here was enough to tip me over the 700 pillars mark at the end of this particular bagging spree


Destroyed 2015-07-17 12:48 - TP10109 (Shirecliffe Gunsite)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

3 for the price of 1 bargain here was enough to tip me over the 700 pillars mark at the end of this particular bagging spree


Good condition 2015-07-17 12:43 - TP8196 (Parkwood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Result with a rivet, woohooo!

Walking pole points to the rivet


Good condition 2015-07-09 16:41 - TP4799 (Middle Crag)

FB Number: S4662   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Beautiful sunny late afternoon with outstanding views over Morecambe Bay.


Good condition 2015-07-08 15:34 - TP1795 (Burrow Heights)

FB Number: S5337   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Most difficult thing was crossing the main road.


Slightly damaged 2015-07-08 10:43 - TP6761 (Warton Crag)

FB Number: S5335   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Highpoint of the day on a good vigorous walk from Arnside hostel to Lancaster University.


Good condition 2015-07-07 21:48 - TP0889 (Arnside Knott)

FB Number: S5406   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Got an energy burst after an early evening snooze in Arnside hostel so decided to mooch on up here.


Good condition 2015-07-07 15:40 - TP7527 (Hospice of Hampsfell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Beaut of a bolt and a nearby HuMP, what more can a bagger ask for?


Slightly damaged 2015-07-07 13:29 - TP4054 (Humphrey Head)

FB Number: S5589   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Excellent circular walk from Grange which also included Hampsfell and a couple of other tumps. There is a strong case for this being the best low lying viewpoint on the English coast. Top of the pillar has seen some very slight damage.


Good condition 2015-06-21 10:51 - TP6986 (Windy Bank)

FB Number: S4703   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nice easy one to finish off my summer solstice cycle with, which took me from Carnforth to Blackburn via Ingleborough and Pendle Hill.


Good condition 2015-06-21 10:18 - TP6954 (Wilpshire Moor)

FB Number: S4560   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Originally planned to go at it from Parsonage Farm but when I got there changed my mind and went from Little Snodworth instead. Proved simpler than I feared it would be and was well worth the persistence.


Good condition 2015-06-21 08:23 - TP1416 (Black Hill)

FB Number: S4689   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good timing as the heavy rain held off until I was safely down into the trees.


Good condition 2015-06-21 07:51 - TP5682 (Rigg Of England)

FB Number: S4627   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite average, but on the whole not a bad area.


Destroyed 2015-06-21 05:51 - TP10114 (Pendle Hill )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

No trace of it remaining that I noticed.


Good condition 2015-06-21 05:51 - TP5370 (Pendle Hill)

FB Number: S2161   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very odd atmosphere about this place in the mist with no one around and having been awake all night.


Good condition 2015-06-21 04:41 - TP6157 (Stang Top Moor)

FB Number: S4705   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Early morning bag, definitely running on autopilot by about now.


Slightly damaged 2015-06-21 03:26 - TP6788 (Weets Hill)

FB Number: S4706   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Very interesting pillar for a middle of the night visit with a balanced mix of rural and suburban views.

Weets Hill pillar before first light


Moved 2015-06-21 01:56 - TP3362 (Gisburn Moor)

FB Number: S5392   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Eventually got to it by a roundabout route under torchlight.

Gisburn Moor pillar in the dark


Good condition 2015-06-20 22:54 - TP4896 (Monubent)

FB Number: S5390   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A bit faffy but not inordinately difficult in the halflight.


Good condition 2015-06-20 22:08 - TP2921 (Dunhazels Farm)

FB Number: S5309   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great spot to visit just after sunset this time of the year as my summer solstice cycle enters its twilight phase.

Dunhazels Farm pillar at dusk


Good condition 2015-06-20 20:21 - TP6546 (Tosside)

FB Number: S5622   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trig easy to find but pub grub less so, though I rode my luck into the fine Crow Trees restaurant twenty minutes later for a heavenly steak pie and chips. Yum yum yum!!


Good condition 2015-06-20 19:05 - TP6862 (Whelpstone Crag)

FB Number: S5620   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very pleasant sunny evening with fine views all around. Really a joy to be out and about tonight.


Good condition 2015-06-20 16:21 - TP6033 (Smearsett Scar)

FB Number: S5449   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good to get some views after a white-out on Ingleborough. Pot of tea was well earned soon after in Giggleswick.


Good condition 2015-06-20 13:24 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Long way to come for my first top of the day after having cycled from Carnforth. Still a really busy place on a sopping wet no-visibility Saturday afternoon.


Good condition 2015-06-20 11:29 - TP2592 (Crina Bottom Farm)

FB Number: S5617   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unremarkable but not disagreeable trig visit. More concerned with whether to go for an ascent of Ingleborough with the cloud down to 300m.


Good condition 2015-06-20 10:23 - TP4426 (Linghaw)

FB Number: S5402   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Doesn't particularly stand out as a classic for me after having just been rained on in Bentham and also stonefacedly GOML'ed on Oaken Head.


Good condition 2015-06-11 16:44 - TP8062 (Beinn Bhreac (Colonsay))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Mad dash around Colonsay to get as much done as physically possible before our boat was due to leave.

Bolt buried beneath the cairn


Good condition 2015-06-11 15:33 - TP1983 (Carnan Eoin)

FB Number: 10358   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very useful drop off to the east at Port ceann a gharraidh, then up via Cnoc na faire. Beat that Mr. Calmac!


Good condition 2015-06-11 11:45 - TP5064 (Nave Island)

FB Number: S9376   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Lovely island to visit on a bright spring morning. Excellent alternative view of Islay and Jura.


Good condition 2015-06-11 10:10 - TP10211 (Dubh Artach Light House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Sea looked promising on the way out here but there was just a little too much swell to get us onto this rock. Impressive location with fine seaward views of the Inner Hebrides poking up over the horizon..

Dubh Artach Light House, one of the more obscure locales in Britain
Lighthouse seen from the west


Good condition 2015-06-10 14:00 - TP1998 (Carra Duagh)

FB Number: S3675   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Enjoyed a generous measure of Ledaig at the summit in celebration of my 200th Marilyn and 667th trig pillar. Stunning day too with summer having finally found its way north at long last.


Good condition 2015-06-09 18:14 - TP0038 (Loch Ederline)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely location for a rivet.


Good condition 2015-06-09 17:44 - TP4198 (Kilmartin)

FB Number: S6853   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Picked up this one after being dropped off on return from Jura day trip. Wonderful scenery illuminated by delicately radiant early evening light.


Good condition 2015-06-09 15:12 - TP9776 (Reisa an t-Sruith Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Seen from the boat on the return from Kinuachdrachd Harbour.

Photographed shortly after leaving Kinuachdrachd Harbour


Good condition 2015-06-09 12:53 - TP2647 (Cruach Na Seilcheig)

FB Number: 10503   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Out of this world landscape in one of the most remote places in the British Isles.

Cruach Na Seilcheig, wild Jura at its best


Good condition 2015-06-09 10:58 - TP9775 (Ruadh Sgeir Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Seen well from Cnoc A Chuirn Mhoir pillar on Jura.

Lighthouse seen from Cnoc A Chuirn Mhoir pillar on Jura


Good condition 2015-06-09 10:57 - TP2259 (Cnoc A Chuirn Mhoir)

FB Number: 10535   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very straightforward island trig bag after a drop off at Kinuachdrachd by Duncan Phillips of Farsain Cruises. Good clear view to Ruadh Sgeir Lighthouse intersected station.

Fine view southwest as the lonely land of Jura stetches away into the distance


Possibly missing 2015-06-08 13:24 - TP15487 (Shuna Island)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Brief visit to Shuna Island from Linnhe Marina with dugswell2 and co.


Good condition 2015-06-07 14:25 - TP2651 (Cruach Scarba)

FB Number: 10512   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

An island which I'd been wanting to visit for several years did not disappoint in the slightest.


Good condition 2015-06-05 15:45 - TP8913 (Hutchesons Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Seen from the ferry with Douglas after a week on Mull. Have many splendid memories of passing through these waters coming from and going to the islands, hopefully with many more times yet to come.


Good condition 2015-06-05 10:55 - TP7513 (Carna)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very enjoyable company for this island visit, shame that the weather was not of the same calibre.


Slightly damaged 2015-06-04 09:07 - TP4613 (Mainnir Nam Fiadh)

FB Number: 10504   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Craignure aided at the start and finish by quick lifts. Dense cloud in no hurry to move upon my arrival. Quite a few nasty cracks developing around the bottom. Need to revisit on a better day.


Good condition 2015-06-03 15:28 - TP6142 (Staffa)

FB Number: 10482   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

One of four islands visited today on an eventful trip from Fionnphort with Coastal Connections. Extra special for peregrinus as it was his final Scottish island pillar. Fingal's Cave did not disappoint. I'd easily be tempted to return, though what I'd really like to do would be an overnighter.

Peregrinus, pretty pleased, with his Scottish island pillar puzzle now complete


Good condition 2015-06-02 14:26 - TP1936 (Carn Ban)

FB Number: S9700   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Hill climb was not particularly enjoyable, but the close up golden eagle sighting and coast walk to the southeast made these few hours worthwhile.


Good condition 2015-06-01 15:56 - TP6541 (Torrans)

FB Number: 10367   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Torrans? I'll always remember this one as Torrents on this typical Mull weather day with Jim F.


Good condition 2015-06-01 13:20 - TP2166 (Chreagach)

FB Number: 10476   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another trig visit notched up for Team Raichle. Up here with Jim F on a typical Mull weather day.


Good condition 2015-05-31 17:00 - TP1175 (Beinn Charsaig)

FB Number: 10530   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Another exquisite pillar in the wilds of Mull with fantasy book views aplenty. Internal bolt easily visible through western sighthole. Bagged in the company of 1000 club member Jim F.


Good condition 2015-05-30 12:43 - TP1771 (Burgh More)

FB Number: 10485   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Another cracking island visited on an Alan Holmes organised boat trip. Bizarre solar powered beacon (?) next to the pillar, which was quite a contrast to the mysterious castle ruin elsewhere on the isle.

Burgh More flush bracket


Good condition 2015-05-30 09:48 - TP2942 (Dutchmans Cap)

FB Number: 10491   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Another cracking island visited on an Alan Holmes organised boat trip. Unmistakable profile which just gets better when seen up close and outstanding views to Western Mull and the outer isles.

Dutchmans Cap flush bracket
Eagerly awaiting transfer onto the island


Good condition 2015-05-29 15:32 - TP4738 (Meall Nan Capull)

FB Number: 10495   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Changeable weather on a fine round with Douglas and Jim F. Quite special to be able to savour a dram of Isle of Jura within sight of the Paps.


Good condition 2015-05-08 14:51 - TP14752 (Wrexham Mortuary Chapel Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Used to live just round the corner on Ruthin Road in my college days.


Good condition 2015-04-25 15:29 - TP0769 (Aberedw Hill)

FB Number: S6535   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Lovely round of superlative hills in fine company and with a caterpillar cake and champagne to finish the day off just perfectly. Well done Carole!


Slightly damaged 2015-04-25 12:39 - TP4460 (Llanbedr Hill)

FB Number: S5538   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Had the pleasure of joining Carole's group for this walk today.


Good condition 2015-04-25 10:29 - TP7088 (Wylfre)

FB Number: S6538   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Had the pleasure of joining Carole's group for this walk today.


Good condition 2015-04-25 01:41 - TP5107 (Newchurch Hill)

FB Number: S5650   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Trig found without any fuss on a very dark night.


Good condition 2015-04-24 20:04 - TP3742 (Hergest Ridge)

FB Number: S8181   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Finally got to return to Hergest Ridge 7 years after passing by on Offa's Dyke footpath. Bagged the trig and highpoint before starting the next stage of my overnight walk from Knighton to Aberedw Hill.


Remains 2015-04-19 11:47 - TP17750 (St Tudwals Lighthouse Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 8/10

The vane appears to be no more, but my-my, what an adventure getting here.

St Tudwals Lighthouse


Good condition 2015-04-17 15:16 - TP6379 (The Edge)

FB Number: S4744   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Benches and newly planted trees transform this otherwise dull location into quite a lovely spot.


Good condition 2015-04-17 13:42 - TP2956 (Earls Hill)

FB Number: S4753   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Previously climbed this HuMP in spring 2008. Revisited to log the trig properly. Outstanding panorama even on a greyish afternoon.


Moved 2015-04-17 11:29 - TP5259 (Overley Hill)

FB Number: S1912   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

They don't get much easier than this. If in the area, nearly Lyth Hill viewpoint is well worth a visit.


Good condition 2015-04-17 10:55 - TP11825 (Meole Brace Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Delightful sandstone church and smart looking churchyard.


Good condition 2015-04-17 10:34 - TP11863 (Shrewsbury Market Clock Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2015-04-17 10:29 - TP11505 (Shrewsbury St Marys Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very impressive church spire.


Destroyed 2015-04-12 09:50 - TP1612 (Bredisholm Branch Cutting)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Wouldn't normally count a drive-by log, but for this one I think I'll make an exception. I might see if I can investigate the location on foot some time, but I doubt it. Generous score for something long gone as this is the start of the long and winding road to the Highlands.


Good condition 2015-04-11 18:41 - TP6073 (South Mains)

FB Number: S3762   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Excellent views to the Campsite Fells. Visited whilst on my way to stay with relatives in Bearsden.

Pleasant evening light on the Campsies


Slightly damaged 2015-04-11 14:41 - TP4241 (Kinnoull Hill)

FB Number: S5917   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Very pleasantly surprised with the outstanding views I had to enjoy on this 6 hour circular walk from Perth station.


Good condition 2015-04-11 13:00 - TP0454 (Upper Kinfauns)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Surface block relatively simple to find. My big booboo was forgeting to bag the FBM after climbing Binns Hill in the meantime. D'oh.


Good condition 2015-04-11 11:48 - TP5485 (Pole Hill)

FB Number: S4731   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Amazing clarity of light on this cold and windy day. Last minute decision to make a circular walk up here from Perth station.

Sunny now but that rain cloud was soon headed my way


Good condition 2015-04-11 09:25 - TP12637 (West Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Slightly damaged 2015-04-10 14:29 - TP1963 (Carn Liath)

FB Number: S9437   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Fine walk up from Blair Atholl station. Lots to see and do on this lovely spring day.


Good condition 2015-04-09 16:03 - TP1310 (Ben Vrackie)

FB Number: S9444   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good dry and warm afternoon for a round of Ben Vrackie and its outlying tops.


Couldn't find it 2015-03-30 15:38 - TP7214 (Stafford)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

A bit short of time this afternoon looking for this but still surprised that we didn't find it. Will have to return!


Possibly missing 2015-03-30 13:30 - TP14392 (Toney Wood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 1/10

Possibly missing but not the sort of location you want to hang around investigating further.


Good condition 2015-03-30 12:33 - TP5279 (Painswick Hill)

FB Number: S5301   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Best pillar saved right until last on this 5 day trigging raid down south.


Good condition 2015-03-30 11:09 - TP6183 (Stinchcombe)

FB Number: S1508   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Outstanding viewpoint. Was really impressed with this one. Managed to get some video footage, so look out for that coming soon on YouTube as part of the Triggers Spring gathering 2015.


Good condition 2015-03-30 09:55 - TP6297 (Symonds Hall)

FB Number: S1524   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Ah well, at least it was a primary.


Good condition 2015-03-30 09:25 - TP4030 (Horton)

FB Number: S2534   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Have been close by on the Cotswolds Way before. Lovely morning so a generous score for a hedgebound pillar.


Good condition 2015-03-29 16:14 - TP4515 (Lollover Hill)

FB Number: S5891   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fine hill in very interesting surroundings. Would definitely like to come back and climb this one again.


Destroyed 2015-03-29 14:47 - TP4228 (Kingsdon Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Had a root amongst the rubble in the adjacent field to try and spot any triglike remains.


Inaccessible 2015-03-29 13:43 - TP20653 (St Michaels Hill Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Fine hill and tower on a two TuMP walk across Ham Hill Country Park. With Douglas and Smudge.


Good condition 2015-03-29 13:41 - TP8846 (Hamdon Hill Obelisk)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the top of St Michaels Hill Tower


Good condition 2015-03-29 12:09 - TP2163 (Chinnock Hill)

FB Number: S5894   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Climbed alongside Douglas whilst contemplating the noughties (hills below 100m with 30m drop.)


Good condition 2015-03-29 10:57 - TP3119 (Farm Six)

FB Number: S5889   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pretty rough up here this morning but at least the day would improve as we went on.


Good condition 2015-03-28 17:46 - TP15020 (Litton Cheney Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Beautiful crystal clear stream running out from below the church seen next to the bus shelter.


Good condition 2015-03-28 17:09 - TP5951 (Shipton Hill)

FB Number: S5959   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A very nice hill to end an outstanding day on. I would definitely love to revisit this one again with more time to linger over the view and better weather conditions to savour.


Good condition 2015-03-28 16:46 - TP9414 (Town Hall Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2015-03-28 15:51 - TP2358 (Colmers Hill)

FB Number: S5962   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Probably the best hill of the day. Struggled up on the permissive path from the north. Encountered Dusty's group for the umpteenth time and got a classy group picture at the pillar.


Good condition 2015-03-28 14:50 - TP5597 (Raymonds Hill)

FB Number: S3725   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Not so eady to spot on the map and equally as well hidden away in somebody's garden. I bet he thinks 'Oh no, the triggers are out again.' Some interesting looking pine cones scattered around the pillar.

Raymonds Hill and Douglas's arm


Good condition 2015-03-28 14:32 - TP4328 (Lamberts Hill)

FB Number: S3723   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Triggers gathering day out in full swing by now. Bumped into Dusty for the third, or was it the fourth, time as he headed back to the carpark with Paul and Jimmy.


Slightly damaged 2015-03-28 13:52 - TP5449 (Pilsdon)

FB Number: S1507   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Weather was just about at its worse for the day up here, but within 15 minutes it was beautiful blue skies. Typical.


Good condition 2015-03-28 12:27 - TP3343 (Gerrards Hill)

FB Number: S5890   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine little hill, done in conjunction with Waddon Hill to the Northwest.


Good condition 2015-03-28 11:13 - TP4346 (Langdon)

FB Number: S5873   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not a place for lingering today as the heavens open.


Good condition 2015-03-28 10:22 - TP5172 (North Poorton)

FB Number: S5512   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quite a crowd for it as Dusty et al pulled up just as we were setting off up the hill.

What a raggedy bunch of fellows


Good condition 2015-03-28 09:47 - TP3028 (Eggardon Hill)

FB Number: S5885   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bagged with the others up in the middle of a cloud.


Good condition 2015-03-28 08:48 - TP0768 (Abbotsbury Castle)

FB Number: S5769   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Somehow the weather managed to turn out even worse than last year's spring meet up. YouTube video of the occasion is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ejpX2VLe60 .

Charles presents Ted with a trig top plaster cast of S7879 Elm Field


Good condition 2015-03-27 17:15 - TP11966 (Blackdown Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just before heading down to Litton Cheney YHA with Douglas and Smudge.


Good condition 2015-03-27 13:25 - TP0736 (Gore Hill)

FB Number: S1513   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just enough time to fit this pillar in before a mug of hot chocolate with Douglas and Smudge at the Jailhouse Cafe, The Verne.


Good condition 2015-03-27 12:54 - TP2098 (Cerne Abbas Reservoir)

FB Number: S5942   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Reservoir workmen on their lunchbreak readily gave us permission to view the pillar. One of whom was particularly interested in maps and trigpoints. We left him suitably enlightened as to what this mad game is all about before heading down to Cerne Abbas and the Giant.


Good condition 2015-03-27 11:28 - TP1758 (Bulbarrow)

FB Number: S1506   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Managed to pick up a S1506-S1508 primaries sequence on this trip down south (also including Pilsdon and Stinchcombe). Good trigging!


Good condition 2015-03-27 10:41 - TP3583 (Hambledon Hill)

FB Number: S5901   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A really stunning start to the Triggers Weekend, wall to wall blue skies.

Lovely day for it


Slightly damaged 2015-03-26 19:44 - TP5572 (Rainbow Wood)

FB Number: S4021   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A supposed quick twilight bag from Bath YHA. Got myself a bit mixed up as darkness fell and spent about 40 minutes looking for this in the completely wrong place. Very relieving to finally get there in the end!


Slightly damaged 2015-03-26 16:56 - TP6054 (Solsbury Hill)

FB Number: S4066   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Final pillar of an excellent circular walk from Bath on a bright early spring day. I did some filming of the view and the trig and hope to have this up on YouTube some time soon.

View from the highest point of the hill


Good condition 2015-03-26 16:01 - TP1014 (Bannerdown)

FB Number: S3220   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I had an enjoyable walk over Banner Down but there was little, if no, view at all to speak of from the pillar.


Good condition 2015-03-26 14:13 - TP20921 (Browns Folly)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Was able to get into the tower and climb up the unrailed staircase. Managed to get a view out of the window though it was pretty dangerously windy up there.

View from outside the tower


Good condition 2015-03-26 11:55 - TP1083 (Bathampton Down)

FB Number: S3228   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Everywhere you go in the country there just seems to be a never ending supply of golfers.


Good condition 2015-03-20 11:45 - TP5431 (Petton Park)

FB Number: S3226   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Highly unremarkable but a good pillar to have got out of the way for me.


Good condition 2015-03-20 10:58 - TP11464 (Clive Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Church Spire exquisitely dominates the local surroundings here.


Good condition 2015-03-20 10:34 - TP3521 (Grinshill Cliff)

FB Number: S3223   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Ooohh, haven't seen a nice rustic pillar like this for quite some time. Arrived just as the partial solar eclipse was finishing and it seemed like the temperature had gone up by about a good 5 degrees from Harmer Hill earlier on.


Good condition 2015-03-20 09:23 - TP6782 (Webscott)

FB Number: S3214   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Absolutely enchanting sandstone gorge on the way up and a partial solar eclipse going on at the same time means that this trigpoint scores very highly indeed for me. A one of a kind morning to recall with very fond memories.

Webscott pillar during partial solar eclipse


Slightly damaged 2015-03-13 13:20 - TP7056 (Woodside)

FB Number: S2727   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Have seen lots of other similar condition pillars given as good. Most interesting thing was the S2727 fb number.


Good condition 2015-03-13 12:20 - TP6200 (Stoke Hall)

FB Number: S2728   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite a random feat of timing that on arrival I bumped into a large group of ramblers who had also come to see this very nondescript pillar. A long and slightly tedious day out having come all the way over here from North Wales by bus.


Good condition 2015-02-27 13:16 - TP5932 (Shelvock)

FB Number: S3224   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fun watching a stunt plane doing loop-the-loops virtually directly overhead.


Good condition 2015-02-27 11:20 - TP6365 (The Cliffe)

FB Number: S3126   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Wonderful view back across the border on a lovely, blue sky sunny day. Surprisingly busy for a Friday morning in February.

Fine view westward today


Destroyed 2015-02-27 10:02 - TP7122 (Five Turnings)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Ex-trig site observed from nearby Bryn-Y-Wystyn pillar.

Would have been a fine spot for a trig.


Good condition 2015-02-27 09:58 - TP1742 (Bryn-Y-Wystyn)

FB Number: 10986   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Friendly farmer gave me permission to walk up the field edge to the pillar. A shame to have missed MickandKim by a matter of just a few hours.


Good condition 2015-02-27 09:18 - TP11818 (Oswestry Christ Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Lots of stalls getting ready for the Friday market in the nearby square. I've never been in this pleasant part of the town centre before even though I've been through Oswestry plenty times previously.

Oswestry Christ Church Spire


Destroyed 2015-02-24 14:32 - TP17784 (Highfield Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Main reason for being here was Chirk Green Hill TuMP. Just going through the motions taking a picture of an empty field.

What a surprise, nothing here to see


Good condition 2015-02-24 14:28 - TP11830 (Chirk Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Had time for a brief look around Chirk after climbing my 100th Welsh 400m hill (Pedwar) earlier on Graig-wen.


Good condition 2015-02-17 13:50 - TP5031 (Mynydd Myfyr)

FB Number: S3117   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Welsh name and landscape, though the map will tell you that this hill is in England. Good clear day but not quite as bright as it was on Llanymynech Hill a few hours earlier.

Mynydd Myfyr in late winter


Good condition 2015-02-17 11:06 - TP4486 (Llanymynech Golf Links)

FB Number: S4720   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Marvelous views from up here. Almost good enough to make you want to take up golf. Almost.

Not sure if this is new damage to the top corner
Looking towards the trig from the HuMP high point
13th tee view westward


Good condition 2015-02-17 09:54 - TP7182 (Oswestry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

One of the nicer FBM's I've seen lately. Couple of bonus points for the still present height tag and the fine view.

Oswestry FBM seen from across the road


Good condition 2015-02-07 14:00 - TP11428 (Eaton Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2015-02-07 13:49 - TP11432 (Aldford Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Exquisite church in a delightfully peaceful village.


Good condition 2015-02-07 13:19 - TP11433 (Farndon Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2015-02-07 12:35 - TP11434 (Cliff Bank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Found the cairn by pure luck more than anything else. Would never have known that I was at the right spot if I hadn't seen Chris's log beforehand.

Bag by the cairn
Strange platform nearby


Good condition 2015-02-07 11:40 - TP5593 (Raw Head)

FB Number: S3124   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Highest point reached on a day out with the bike from Chester train station. A bit too hazy for the really long distance views but otherwise pleasant here today at lunchtime.


Slightly damaged 2015-02-07 10:27 - TP6419 (The Righi)

FB Number: S3094   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Predictable pillar in a hedge. Good view of the Peckforton Hills. Too hazy to see much else further off. Didn't realise it at the time but this pillar has filled in the gap on a run of trig heights from 51 to 69 metres for me.


Good condition 2015-02-07 10:05 - TP5120 (Newton Hall Farm)

FB Number: S3112   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Smart pillar in fine condition in the middle of a field. All round views are pleasant, whilst not remarkable.


Good condition 2015-02-07 09:25 - TP7237 (Hatton Heath (R))

FB Number: 11172   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by on a cycle ride from Chester train station to Raw Head. Nice to get another 'local' FBM done.


Good condition 2015-01-31 09:16 - TP10615 (Station Clock Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just about to catch a train back to Wales after a quick whistlestop tour of the Northeast.


Good condition 2015-01-31 09:05 - TP10616 (St Cuthberts Church Spire Darlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2015-01-31 09:04 - TP10617 (Market Place Clock Tower Spire Darlington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2015-01-31 05:59 - TP3168 (Findon Cottages)

FB Number: S4176   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last trig of a long and cold, but enjoyable, night wandering about Tyne & Wear/Durham.

Findon Cottages trig an hour before dawn


Good condition 2015-01-31 04:30 - TP2120 (Charlaw Moor)

FB Number: S4122   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine nighttime view of Tyneside urban areas all lit up.

Charlaw Moor with a bit of snow cover


Good condition 2015-01-31 01:40 - TP4051 (Humber Hill)

FB Number: S4076   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had been snowing for about an hour so really had to keep on the move now.

Not a place to be lingering tonight


Good condition 2015-01-30 23:00 - TP10654 (Pontop Pike TV Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2015-01-30 22:59 - TP5494 (Pontop Pike)

FB Number: S4121   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant summit but totally spoiled by all those great big metal contraptions. Just past the halfway mark on an all-nighter winter walk from Newcastle to Durham.

Wintery Pontop Pike


Moved 2015-01-30 19:13 - TP1684 (Broomfield Farm)

FB Number: S4559   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Had been walking since the middle of the day from Newcastle Central train station. Starting to feel the cold a bit by now.

Seems cosy enough in its new little corner


Good condition 2015-01-30 17:35 - TP2302 (Coalway Plantation)

FB Number: S4425   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Found in well faded light and with patchy snow on the ground. Sat on top of the pillar for ten minutes with a packet of crisps and watching planes taking off. Good trigging fun for a Friday night in Tyneside :).

Coalway Plantation pillar at dusk


Good condition 2015-01-30 16:46 - TP4685 (Maryside Hill)

FB Number: S4429   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely twilight scene westward over the valley of the Tyne. Borderline slightly damaged condition with cracks running up a few sides.

Maryside Hill trig twilight view


Good condition 2015-01-30 16:26 - TP11276 (Ryton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected staton.


Couldn't find it 2015-01-30 15:16 - TP6835 (Westerhope)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Had a quick look over the fence of the end house but couldn't see anything. Was a bit too scruffy to go knocking on doors for permission.


Good condition 2015-01-30 13:24 - TP7365 (Newcastle University)

FB Number: 12327   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fun little curiosity item this one.


Good condition 2015-01-30 13:09 - TP7287 (Newcastle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Through luck as much as anything else I managed to spot the same item that Griemeister has previously logged.

Newcastle active station?


Good condition 2015-01-30 13:04 - TP11071 (Civic Centre Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2015-01-24 15:56 - TP11341 (Chester Town Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Town Hall easily visible from the nearby bus station.


Good condition 2015-01-24 13:01 - TP4580 (Luddington Hill)

FB Number: S2717   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A bit hazy to see far off hills but still not too bad a view.


Slightly damaged 2015-01-24 11:57 - TP1883 (Calveley)

FB Number: S2724   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Top left corner has received some damage. A pleasant day to be out even if the views weren't particularly exciting.


Good condition 2015-01-19 13:50 - TP0183 (Kelsall)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pleasant wintery view south to Beeston Castle.

Block site and view south


Destroyed 2015-01-19 12:05 - TP11436 (Newton Power Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Passed by this spot after climbing nearby Birch Hill.

Hungry locals try to nab my lunch


Good condition 2015-01-19 10:31 - TP3723 (Helsby Hill)

FB Number: S3499   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A hill that had been on my to-do list for quite a few years and one that I must have passed by dozens of times on journeys into and out of England. Intriguing views to be had in every direction on this fine but freezing cold winter day.

Helsby Hill seen from the train station


Good condition 2015-01-05 13:54 - TP6265 (Sutton)

FB Number: S3212   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third pillar of three for the day. Nice to be out and about again after the xmas break.


Good condition 2015-01-05 12:30 - TP2318 (Cockshutt)

FB Number: S3221   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

There is now a bench positioned next to the trig. A faint path leads from the right of way through the winter crop to the pillar. Borderline slightly damaged condition, with several hairline cracks on the FB face side as well as a knock having been taken to the edge too. Very good all round views for such a modest elevation.

Pillar damage


Good condition 2015-01-05 11:19 - TP12466 (Ellesmere Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Ellesmere town, plus the church and its grounds, all pleasing on the eye. The nearby Mere is a delightful local beauty spot too.

Ellesmere Church Tower intersected station


Good condition 2015-01-05 10:32 - TP5098 (New Marton)

FB Number: S3110   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First trig of 2015 whilst out on a circular bike ride from Gobowen train station.


Possibly missing 2014-12-31 19:35 - TP17736 (Bodafon Promenade)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Had a quick look for this block whilst on my way to the Great Orme for a New Year's Eve tipple.


Good condition 2014-12-24 12:32 - TP1808 (Burton Resr)

FB Number: S3496   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Done as a pair with Brimstage pillar by bike on Christmas Eve. Views limited but what I could see across the Dee Estuary was very fine indeed on this bright windy midwinter afternoon. Didn't realise the significance at the time but this pillar completed my '100 nearest to home' set.


Good condition 2014-12-24 11:43 - TP1636 (Brimstage)

FB Number: S3775   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Done as a pair with Burton Resr pillar by bike on Christmas Eve. Trig simple enough to access via the field. Lines of sight to other trig stations in the area appear to be blocked, though the OS must have their reasons for choosing this particular location ...


Good condition 2014-11-24 12:40 - TP0178 (Plas-Yw)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy find for my 1000th T:UK log.

Bag is next to the bolt


Inaccessible 2014-11-24 11:19 - TP16951 (Denbigh Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 6/10

No apparent way to access the bolt today but an impressive church tower nonetheless.

Tower seen from Lenten Pool roundabout
Church Tower and the castle ruins behind


Good condition 2014-11-24 10:00 - TP13886 (Rhyl Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.

Rhyl Church Spire intersected station


Good condition 2014-11-24 08:18 - TP17714 (Llandrillo Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

My nearest trigpoint to home. Can almost see it from my bedroom window, though just not quite. Seen this morning on my way to Moel Arthur for my 1000th TuMP.


Good condition 2014-11-18 04:11 - TP3561 (Hafod Ithel)

FB Number: S5443   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful dark starlit night with the crescent waning moon having just risen. Hafod Ithel was the most prominent hill of 10 TuMP's that I climbed on an excellent through-the-night walk from Builth Road to Aberystwyth.

Hafod Ithel in the still of night


Good condition 2014-11-17 16:10 - TP3317 (Garn Wen)

FB Number: S5699   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Reasonable ascent from the bridleway to the southeast. A gloomy old mid November afternoon but I could still tell that it was an area of great natural beauty.


Good condition 2014-11-17 13:43 - TP3326 (Garth Bank)

FB Number: S6508   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant plantation to walk through and nice to not have to battle through the trees for a change. There are several large cracks forming around the side of the pillar I seem to recall.


Good condition 2014-10-24 14:08 - TP5652 (Rhiwlas)

FB Number: S8514   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasingly good views across to Ynys Enlli on an otherwise grey and cloudy afternoon.


Good condition 2014-09-19 16:29 - TP0521 (Machynlleth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A quick diversion up from Mach with my bike.


Good condition 2014-09-19 11:58 - TP7660 (Corlan-Fraith)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Cairn well built up again today. I'll just have to trust that the bolt is still there safe and cosy beneath.


Good condition 2014-09-07 11:57 - TP9606 (Puffin Island Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Could see the top of the tower clearly from the cliffs near to the highest point of the island. Best approach to the tower would be from the eastern end of the island. Youtube video of our trip is now online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaC1HG39F2M .


Good condition 2014-07-21 13:30 - TP8104 (Graig Wen)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Found this bolt easily in good condition. Forgot to photo it as I made a little film clip instead for Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR7tghQtWnA


Good condition 2014-07-14 11:49 - TP9740 (Congleton Town Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Slightly damaged 2014-07-14 08:30 - TP3538 (Gun)

FB Number: S2615   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Last pillar of eleven on a 24hr walk from Buxton to Congleton via Ilam. It was so bright this morning that through lack of sleep my eyes started absolutely streaming with water when I looked at the view to the east of the trig. Lovely area with some very cherished memories for me now. Video now up on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kpobUEECMk .


Good condition 2014-07-14 06:38 - TP6422 (The Roaches)

FB Number: S2598   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Early morning visit as the remains of a cloud inversion burned off. This was one of those classic moments that make all those grotty pillars worthwhile. 10 out of 10 for sure :-)) .


Good condition 2014-07-14 05:06 - TP0713 (Blake Mere)

FB Number: 2989   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Got my first glimpse of the sun burning through the mist on what was to become a very special day.


Good condition 2014-07-14 04:17 - TP3858 (Hill House)

FB Number: S4170   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great walking through a perfect full moon night with sunrise colours now starting to build to the northeast. Nice symmetry between my log time and the FB number.


Good condition 2014-07-14 03:08 - TP3520 (Grindon Moor)

FB Number: S2616   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unremarkable trig but fun visiting it in the dead of the night nonetheless.


Good condition 2014-07-14 02:18 - TP4682 (Martins Low)

FB Number: S4132   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Brilliant white painted trig looked superb in the middle of the night.


Good condition 2014-07-14 00:32 - TP4989 (Musden Low)

FB Number: S4125   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Trig bagged under moonlight. Distant lights of Ashbourne and Derby(?) clearly visible to the southeast. Certainly a very memorable experience.


Good condition 2014-07-13 20:59 - TP6856 (Wetton Low)

FB Number: S4169   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Timed it nicely for a great sunset. Right in the middle of the World Cup final so the normally peaceful countryside was super extra specially quiet.


Good condition 2014-07-13 20:47 - TP9044 (Wetton Church Tower Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Breif diversion off my route to visit this quaint little churchyard.


Good condition 2014-07-13 19:04 - TP7019 (Wolfscote Hill)

FB Number: S4187   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fine hill, shame it was only just a quick visit.


Good condition 2014-07-13 18:13 - TP1010 (Bank Top)

FB Number: S4188   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Was prepared to ask for permission if anyone was around the farmyard. It was quiet there so I just hopped the gate and bagged the trig quickly and discreetly.


Good condition 2014-07-13 17:12 - TP5925 (Sheen Hill)

FB Number: S4150   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A long way to walk for my first trig of the day having set out from Buxton at midday.


Good condition 2014-07-13 13:09 - TP7747 (Buxton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Destroyed 2014-07-02 15:15 - TP17722 (Neuadd Reichel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Staying at Bangor uni halls for a few days marshalling at the same event as bluebeard.


Good condition 2014-06-24 15:32 - TP9117 (Newborough Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2014-06-24 13:43 - TP9860 (Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very pleasant easy walking today out to Llanddwyn Island and back from Newborough village. A spectacular view of each major mountain group of Northern Snowdonia awaits you here.

Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse and the Lleyn


Good condition 2014-06-21 19:29 - TP1417 (Black Hill)

FB Number: S5427   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Managed to find it without too much fuss though it was pretty hard going through those trees.


Good condition 2014-06-21 17:22 - TP6218 (Stow Hill)

FB Number: S5426   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Great view from the top of all surrounding hills but it will be the exquisite walk up on the track past Holloway Rocks that I'll remember this trig for.

Stow Hill trig view


Good condition 2014-06-21 15:05 - TP2703 (Cwm Gilla)

FB Number: S5207   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Almost made the same mistake as desperate dan but perservered around the boundary to find it still in good condition. Went on to visit the TuMP summit over to the west straight after.


Good condition 2014-06-21 13:52 - TP0972 (Bailey Hill)

FB Number: S5206   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Cows for company whilst I filmed the panorama from on top of the trig.


Good condition 2014-06-21 12:02 - TP2707 (Cwm Sanaham Hill)

FB Number: S5645   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third time walking this particular stretch of the Offa's Dyke Path now.


Good condition 2014-06-20 17:33 - TP5201 (Oakeley Mynd)

FB Number: S5198   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Difficult walk around head high overgrown field boundary.


Slightly damaged 2014-06-20 16:06 - TP3707 (Heath Mynd)

FB Number: S5204   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Wonderful day to be out bagging in the Welsh Marches. Video of my three day cycling and walking trip is now up on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbNTLWMxnCM .


Good condition 2014-06-20 14:20 - TP3257 (Foxholme)

FB Number: S5205   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The nettles have returned with a vengence. Nice view looking away from the pillar though however.

Foxholme trig view


Good condition 2014-06-20 14:03 - TP9393 (Bishops Castle Town Hall Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Slightly damaged 2014-06-20 12:58 - TP2345 (Colebatch Hill)

FB Number: S5211   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Convoluted way up from the footpath to the east of Goat House. Has taken a bit of a knock to the left hand side when viewed from the east.

Colebatch Hill seen from the east


Good condition 2014-06-11 20:19 - TP9814 (Inverness Town Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Photographed after stepping out from The Whisky Shop. Anyone fancy starting a petition for more whisky shops beside trigs?


Good condition 2014-06-11 20:08 - TP9813 (Inverness Free Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant evening, just taking the scene in from the River Ness.


Good condition 2014-06-10 19:11 - TP9711 (Rhue Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Seen from the Rhue road end just before climbing the two nearby hills.

Rhue Lighthouse


Good condition 2014-06-10 18:37 - TP0484 (Ullapool)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With Martin R who found it straightforwardly.


Slightly damaged 2014-06-10 13:54 - TP7453 (Eilean Furadh Mor)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Bit more to explore here than Sgeir an Araig and the sun coming out too. A beautiful little island in grand surroundings. There appears to be a reasonably sheltered spot just to the west of the pillar where adventurous types could pitch a tent for the night. Just check the weather forecast very carefully first!

Eilean Furadh Mor pillar


Good condition 2014-06-10 13:25 - TP7866 (Sgeir an Araig)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Rain had now eased off and the sea was nice and calm. I imagine landing here would be quite problematic with any sort of significant swell.

Sgeir an Araig pillar top
Sgeir an Araig view


Good condition 2014-06-10 11:55 - TP7426 (Sitheanan Dubha)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First admiralty pillar I had found though not such a great morning for leisurely exploring the Isle of Ewe.


Good condition 2014-06-09 13:35 - TP12009 (Rona Lighthouse Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Really fortunate to be able to have made this boattrip over here today with exceptional sea conditions, glorious sunshine and fine company to boot. Can't recommend a visit highly enough!

Rona Lighthouse seen from seaward
Lighthouse seen from the west top


Possibly missing 2014-06-09 12:09 - TP10230 (Sula Sgeir Lighthouse Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 9/10

Is this lighthouse the relevant intersected station or is it not? One thing is for sure there are still shedloads of gannets up here!

Lighthouse plus keeper


Slightly damaged 2014-06-08 12:50 - TP4716 (Meall An Fhuirain)

FB Number: S7932   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Quite a tedious walk in but the stunning view from the top certainly more than made up for it. One I won't forget anytime soon for sure. The video of my two week trig, island and TuMP bagging trip in the far north which features this hill is now up on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UWmJmDqxl8 .

Pillar and the view to the west
View from the nearby cairn


Good condition 2014-06-07 18:37 - TP7535 (Helmsdale)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Active station visited after a full day returning from Orkney via Stroma. Just had enough time to check into the hostel and grab a quick shower before the annual hill baggers dinner at the Belgrave Arms Hotel.


Good condition 2014-06-07 18:27 - TP7242 (Helmsdale)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Glad that I was with someone who knew where it was. Note that it is on the northward side of the road.


Couldn't find it 2014-06-07 18:25 - TP0555 (Helmsdale FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

No joy with this tonight though the FBM was the main target.


Good condition 2014-06-07 17:44 - TP0016 (Westerdale)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tagging along with peregrinus on our way down to the Marhof dinner at Helmsdale.

Bridge and the wall


Good condition 2014-06-07 14:20 - TP9681 (Stroma Island Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Seen from both sea and land today.

Stroma Island Lighthouse


Good condition 2014-06-07 13:42 - TP9685 (Pentland Skerries Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Seen from Stroma Island surface block (have also seen it previously from the mainland).


Good condition 2014-06-07 13:40 - TP8264 (Stroma Island)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Needed some screwdriver prodding but with a combination of efforts peregrinus and RichTea managed to unearth it with little fuss. This afternoon was a certain highpoint of my two week long island hopping trip up in the far north.

Stroma Island surface block
View back to the mainland and Duncansby Head
Location of the surface block
Sea cliffs on the west side of the island


Good condition 2014-06-07 11:48 - TP8874 (Nevi Skerry Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the ferry, but only just, as we'd already passed it when I came out on deck.

Nevi Skerry Beacon shrinking away into the distance


Good condition 2014-06-07 09:55 - TP3515 (Grimness)

FB Number: 10660   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bagged with Jim Fothergill, getting five trigs in before the mid-morning Gills Bay ferry (this one extra special as it was the last of an excellent week spent on Orkney).


Good condition 2014-06-07 09:12 - TP6432 (The Wart)

FB Number: 10690   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bagged with Jim Fothergill, getting five trigs in before the mid-morning Gills Bay ferry (the previous two, Little Wart and South Ronaldsay were repeats for me).


Damaged 2014-06-07 08:00 - TP8875 (Little Wart Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

A revisit to the trig with Jim Fothergill before getting the mid-morning Gills Bay ferry (first time here was 18/08/11).


Good condition 2014-06-07 07:18 - TP3390 (Glims Holm)

FB Number: 10850   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bagged with Jim Fothergill, getting five trigs in before the mid-morning Gills Bay ferry. 6/10


Good condition 2014-06-06 17:56 - TP4815 (Midland Hill)

FB Number: S9058   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bagged with Jim Fothergill after returing from a great day on Hoy.


Good condition 2014-06-06 13:14 - TP6355 (The Berry)

FB Number: 10634   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Under some pressure to get back in time for the ferry. Approached from the west after some excellent coastal walking. Bumped into Chalky soon after on the nearby TuMP Skird Hill.


Couldn't find it 2014-06-06 11:43 - TP8171 (Candle of The Sneuk)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Thought that the bolt had been covered by the cairn, though did have a quick look over some of the nearby rocks. Wonderful stretch of remote coastline though a heavy bank of sea mist floated in at quite an inopportune moment.

Nearby cliffs
Must have only just missed it :(


Good condition 2014-06-06 09:45 - TP6594 (Trowieglen)

FB Number: S9322   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Reached the top at the same time as John Mackay and Bob Taylor. John had booked a taxi to the Dwarfie Stane which meant that I then had the time to walk down the west coast as far as The Berry. Some low cloud today but conditions were 100% better than they were on Wednesday.


Slightly damaged 2014-06-05 14:25 - TP1639 (Brinkies Brae)

FB Number: S9106   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

As I sat on the cairn beside the trig the delicious smell of oatcakes drifted up to me from the nearby Stockans factory. Mmmm, my favourite :). Top of the pillar has taken a few knocks.


Good condition 2014-06-05 11:43 - TP3288 (Gairsay)

FB Number: 10764   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Wonderful morning out from Tingwall on the Charles Anne with Groats Charters visiting Eynhallow and Gairsay. Also enjoyed some muffins shared out by Bob Taylor who was celebrating his 1000th HuMP. The trig is in excellent condition and has outstanding views in all directions being situated right in the heart of Orkney. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gairsay


Good condition 2014-06-04 13:06 - TP6244 (Sui Fea)

FB Number: 10632   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Cloud down well below 200 metres and route finding was begining to become a bit of an issue.


Good condition 2014-06-04 11:52 - TP4904 (Moor Fea)

FB Number: 10636   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second of a three trig circuit of North Hoy. Cloud down well below 200 metres and now it had started spotting with rain.


Good condition 2014-06-04 09:39 - TP6729 (Ward Hill)

FB Number: S4737   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Cloud down well below 200 metres but still a class hill.


Good condition 2014-06-03 10:59 - TP4797 (Mid Tower)

FB Number: 10593   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bit of a disappointing summit but still good to be out on the hills anyway today.


Good condition 2014-06-03 08:46 - TP3065 (Enzie Hill)

FB Number: 10587   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Only two fences to climb for a change. Mist was well down though.


Good condition 2014-06-02 15:04 - TP9680 (Cantick Head Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Seen from Kenzie's Tower TuMP on Flotta.

Photographed a few days later from the Gill's Bay ferry


Destroyed 2014-06-02 14:32 - TP12031 (Flotta Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

No flagstaff to be seen anymore here.


Good condition 2014-06-02 14:32 - TP3204 (Flotta)

FB Number: 10633   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Probably would have scored a nine on this bright, sunny afternoon if it wasn't for the very obtrusive wind turbine swooshing down incessantly above our heads.


Good condition 2014-06-02 12:19 - TP4258 (Kitloch)

FB Number: 10594   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked cross country south here from the TuMP Pegal Hill. Excellent long range views back over the Pentland Firth to Morven and the Caithness hills.

Kitloch trig view


Good condition 2014-06-02 12:18 - TP8873 (Kitloch Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Really can't miss it a short distance away from the trig.

Kitloch Beacon intersected station


Good condition 2014-06-02 10:15 - TP3493 (Greenhead)

FB Number: 10600   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good commanding view over Scapa Flow including the close by island Cava.

Scapa Flow and Cava


Good condition 2014-06-02 09:06 - TP1637 (Bring Head)

FB Number: 10635   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Unpromising start to the day but it soon started to brighten up quite nicely.


Slightly damaged 2014-06-01 10:21 - TP4960 (Muckle Green Holm)

FB Number: 10747   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Quite a crack forming at the top on the eastern side. Excellent day out and a pleasure to get to bag this elusive pillar in great company.

Muckle Green Holm trig detail
Muckle Green Holm trig going ons
Looking westwards


Good condition 2014-06-01 09:15 - TP8868 (Vasa Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.

Vasa Beacon


Good condition 2014-06-01 08:56 - TP9668 (Hellier Holm Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fine lighthouse seen whilst heading out at the start of the day's boattrip.

Hellier Holm Lighthouse seen en route to Muckle Green Holm


Good condition 2014-05-31 13:36 - TP4255 (Kirkness)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Low lying and quite unexciting.


Slightly damaged 2014-05-31 10:58 - TP6687 (Vestra Fiold)

FB Number: 10638   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

One of the sides of the trig has taken a bit of a knock. Met up with Jim Fothergill whilst taking a break on the cairn who was doing a cycle round of all the hills and trigs in the area.

Vestra Fiold damage


Good condition 2014-05-31 09:50 - TP8026 (Kitchener Memorial)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An excellent viewpoint visible for miles away. Walking this stretch of the coast with Colin Crawford.


Good condition 2014-05-31 08:19 - TP9664 (Brough of Birsay Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Dashing across the causeway with Colin Crawford. Got very wet feet on the way back!


Good condition 2014-05-30 15:29 - TP4424 (Linga Fiold)

FB Number: S9324   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

It appears that there are lots of awkward fences to get over whatever way you approach this one.


Good condition 2014-05-30 13:51 - TP4816 (Miffia Hill)

FB Number: S9326   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Circular walk around Loch of Stenness from Stromness in pleasant conditions. It appears that an opportunistic starling is using the western sighthole as a nest.


Good condition 2014-05-29 20:10 - TP9665 (Graemsay Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy spot from the Scrabster-Stromness ferry.


Good condition 2014-05-29 17:59 - TP10027 (Thurso Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the seafront whilst rushing over to catch the 7 o'clock ferry from Scrabster.


Good condition 2014-04-28 08:23 - TP5752 (Roundthorn)

FB Number: S6476   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Early morning walk from Penrith also taking in Beacon Hill HuMP.


Good condition 2014-04-27 16:24 - TP1317 (Beneraird)

FB Number: S1808   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Climbed with Mark Trengove and Steve Gillions after failed Ailsa Craig landing. We originally intended to park at the road end by Lagafater Lodge but got car GOML’ed, so had to backtrack quite some way which added 3 or 4 extra km’s distance to the walk. I first passed by this way on a long distance walk in March 2009.


Good condition 2014-04-27 10:46 - TP9838 (Ailsa Craig Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the boat with the other baggers but it is also just about possible to see it without binoculars from the coast near to Girvan.


Slightly damaged 2014-04-26 17:11 - TP3509 (Grey Hill)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Excellent circular walk from Girvan going coastal first and up by the mast then returning via the ridge. Good clear views across to Antrim but the strength of the wind was a bit of a problem.


Good condition 2014-04-26 09:38 - TP1500 (Blood Moss)

FB Number: S8861   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quick walk up here after stepping off the Wemyss Bay ferry. Resonable views.


Good condition 2014-04-25 14:25 - TP6124 (St Blanes Hill)

FB Number: S8341   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Really enjoyed the coastal scenery on the walk around the southern end of Bute.


Slightly damaged 2014-04-25 12:38 - TP4187 (Kilchatton Hill)

FB Number: S8319   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Some pleasant walking here in dry conditions. Nice lofty view over the bay. Slight bit of damage noted to the top of the pillar.


Converted 2014-04-25 10:20 - TP1383 (Birgidale)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Converted   Score: 7/10

First trig of the day on a long walk down to the south of the island from Rothesay.


Good condition 2014-04-24 17:29 - TP2543 (Cranslagmorie Hill)

FB Number: S8415   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited in conjunction with the nearby TuMP Creag na Buidsich. Had to scale a deer fence on the east-southeast descent to the West Island Way near to Gortans.


Good condition 2014-04-24 15:36 - TP1043 (Barone Hill)

FB Number: S8525   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Visited on a very productive circular walk from Rothesay in amazing conditions. I have the panorama from this trigpoint featured in the following youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpMeR0HhrhM .


Good condition 2014-04-24 12:51 - TP5742 (Rothesay Golf Course)

FB Number: S8527   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Small vertical crack (pictured) running down from the top of the western side. Excellent views to Arran and to a lesser extent Cowal though the trees obscure the eastern panorama. Overall a very pleasant little hill.

Rothesay Golf Course trig detail
View westward from on top of the pillar


Destroyed 2014-04-24 11:50 - TP10325 (Rothesay St Johns Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Passed by this location just before booking into Bute Backpackers.


Good condition 2014-04-19 09:55 - TP8514 (Pen-y-Garn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This surface block is still surviving just a metre away from the summit rock. It is almost completely covered over with grass now, but I didn't need to dig too much to find the bolt to confirm that it was all still in place. The hill falls into the HuMP catergory and is really well worth visiting, with first rate views to be had across to the Nantlle ridge, Moel Hebog, Rhinogs and the Lleyn Peninsula.

Pen-y-Garn surface block
Pen-y-Garn surface block position
Pen-y-Garn surface block view


Good condition 2014-04-15 11:43 - TP4668 (Marple Ridge)

FB Number: S2753   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Accessed the trig from the field side via the gate near to the public footpath. Nobody appeared to be at home in number 22. Pillar still appears to be in good condition. Some absolutely stunning weather and visibility conditions today. Western hills of the National Park looked good enough to eat and from the viewing point further along the road I was also able to pick out the tops of the Clwydian Range far, far beyond the Cheshire Plain.

View towards Mellor Moor


Good condition 2014-04-05 16:07 - TP6689 (View Field)

FB Number: S5405   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With CJO in rain with poor visibility. Will have to return at some point to collect the nearby HuMP summit.


Good condition 2014-04-05 15:24 - TP6896 (White Moss)

FB Number: S5338   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited as part of the triggers gathering. Some very nice countryside around here which I'd like to get more familiar with at some point in the future.


Slightly damaged 2014-04-05 14:00 - TP5119 (Newton Fell)

FB Number: S4698   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Another trig logged in good company today, with CJO, pereginus, PeteBoggs, Martin R, Rick Salter and Eric Povall all coming up for this one. We also came to the decision that the TuMP summit was located just over the other side of the wall or some point beneath it.


Slightly damaged 2014-04-05 13:15 - TP6098 (Spire Farm)

FB Number: S4665   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Quick visit whilst on a trigger's tour of Bowland.


Toppled 2014-04-05 11:38 - TP3135 (Fell Top)

FB Number: S4633   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

Approached across access land from the cattle grid to the north in the company of six other triggers. Cloud base was 350m so there was very little to see from the summit. I shared out some flapjack for the fallen pillar and then took a short bit of video footage which can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdlO4E0anRM .


Good condition 2014-04-05 07:59 - TP6823 (West View)

FB Number: S5336   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Early morning visit on my way up to the triggers gathering at the Jubilee Tower.


Couldn't find it 2014-04-03 11:50 - TP7514 (Y Garn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Visited Y Garn today but the cairn appears to have expanded and has covered up the bolt.


Good condition 2014-03-22 17:29 - TP8030 (Bulkeley Memorial)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passing by whilst on a walk from Benllech to Beaumaris. Took the nearby footpath as far as the stile and then double-backed through the gate into the field of the obelisk.

View towards the Great Orme


Good condition 2014-03-17 13:55 - TP3752 (Heversham Head)

FB Number: S5398   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant little hill to conclude this visit up north with. Trig is doing fine.


Slightly damaged 2014-03-17 10:53 - TP1062 (Barrowfield)

FB Number: S5672   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

This trig was an absolute delight after several days of getting rubbish views from the tops. Shows what a poor winter this has been as I've only given one other nine since the Western Isles last September. Two knocks to top corners and a crack running from the S of the flush bracket so 'slightly damaged'.

Barrowfield pillar, a closer look


Good condition 2014-03-16 15:29 - TP1325 (Benson Knott)

FB Number: S5733   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I arrived at Oxenholme train station early afternoon so came up here for something to do. On paper it should have been nice and straightforward though some badly timed low mist meant that the exercise turned into a bit more of an adventure than I'd imagined.


Good condition 2014-03-15 17:08 - TP7528 (Girvan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wandered down here after visiting the library in order to check out the Ailsa Craig embarkation point for future reference.


Good condition 2014-03-15 15:04 - TP5822 (Saugh Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A 4 TuMP ciruclar walk from Girvan that provided interesting views of this particular stretch of the Ayrshire coast, which I just so happened to have walked along 5 years ago exactly to the very day.


Good condition 2014-03-14 14:34 - TP4834 (Millfore)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An afternoon circular walk from White Laggan that also included Cairngarroch. The wind had picked up considerably during my ascent and up at the top it was a great struggle just to stay on my feet. It would have been proper hard work indeed to get a FB pic if in fact there was one.


Damaged 2014-03-13 16:07 - TP4777 (Merrick)

FB Number: S1586   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Took 11 and a half hours getting here from N.Wales in a journey that invloved four trains and two buses, only to find that the top of the hill was covered in cloud. Considerable amount of damage evident to the pillar.


Slightly damaged 2014-03-03 14:25 - TP6400 (The Llech)

FB Number: S6405   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Visited whilst on a long walk from Crickhowell to Pontrilas. Top corner has taken a serious walloping but the cap is still present.


Slightly damaged 2014-03-03 12:59 - TP1895 (Campston Hill)

FB Number: S7261   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Visited whilst on a long walk from Crickhowell to Pontrilas. A few substantial cracks evident on this one. 276m spotheight a little way to the west is a TuMP summit.


Good condition 2014-03-02 13:15 - TP1746 (Buckland Hill)

FB Number: S2177   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not so great in and around the trig but the views east on the way back down the hill were very good.


Remains 2014-03-01 15:55 - TP10079 (Mynydd Llangynidr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 2/10

One big chunk noted still there whilst visiting the still-standing pillar.


Slightly damaged 2014-03-01 15:54 - TP5022 (Mynydd Llangynidr)

FB Number: S6444   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A very enjoyable way to spend St David's Day, with blue skies all around and fresh snow lying above 500 metres. A few knocks to the cementwork and a gouged flush bracket mean that I have downgrade the condition.


Good condition 2014-03-01 12:50 - TP2698 (Cwar-Yr-Ystrad)

FB Number: S2220   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A very enjoyable way to spend St David's Day, with blue skies all around and fresh snow lying above 500 metres.


Good condition 2014-03-01 11:23 - TP5286 (Pant-Y-Creigiau)

FB Number: S2197   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A very enjoyable way to spend St David's Day, with blue skies all around and fresh snow lying above 500 metres.


Good condition 2014-02-28 17:15 - TP9514 (Abergavenny St Marys Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this Intersected Station.


Destroyed 2014-02-28 14:04 - TP3459 (Great House Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

No trig, though probably the best view of the three I visited today.


Good condition 2014-02-28 12:01 - TP4480 (Llansantffraed)

FB Number: S6972   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Arrived at 12:00 exactly so waited a minute to avoid a null log. Agree with jonglew about gaining access through the field entrance over the gate. No need to be squeezing through the hedge here folks!


Slightly damaged 2014-02-28 10:16 - TP3097 (Fair View)

FB Number: S6445   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Original plan today was to head up Sugar Loaf. Cloud was down to 200m when I got off the train so I decided on a circular walk over this way. Good idea because it was snowing by the time I got here. Not quite the manner how I thought I’d end up bagging my 500th T:UK pillar. Some damage to a top corner means I mark this one down as slightly damaged.


Good condition 2014-01-31 12:47 - TP6366 (The Cloud)

FB Number: S2651   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a walk from Macc to Congleton and I got my first proper soaking of the year.


Slightly damaged 2014-01-31 11:26 - TP7178 (North Rode)

FB Number: 11173   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

There is some damage evident to the top left corner.


Slightly damaged 2014-01-31 09:00 - TP5093 (New Farm)

FB Number: S2736   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Flush bracket was readable for me even though it had been painted over. There is, however, some slight damage to the pillar in this area though.


Good condition 2014-01-31 08:13 - TP9737 (Christchurch Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Damaged 2014-01-30 17:11 - TP2839 (Druidical Circle)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Just about managed to get off this hill before it got too dark. Interesting view over Bolton all lit up by street lighting.


Good condition 2014-01-30 11:52 - TP0701 (Rivington)

FB Number: 2999   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Hill was living up to its name in terms of temperature anyway today.


Good condition 2014-01-30 10:49 - TP5219 (Old Harpers)

FB Number: S2798   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On the way out of Bolton walking up to Winter Hill.


Good condition 2014-01-29 18:54 - TP13134 (Town Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by on my way to the YHA hostel.


Good condition 2014-01-29 17:25 - TP13411 (Bury Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2014-01-29 16:35 - TP3741 (Hercules)

FB Number: S2794   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Came back to this overlooked pillar at dusk for a second time in the day after deciding to climb nearby Birtle Hill TuMP first instead.


Destroyed 2014-01-29 14:07 - TP4127 (Jackson Fold)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

I actually found this quite an interesting location to visit. The hill has been completely recovered and it appears that they are now collecting gas from the decomposing buried waste. Views all around seem to be very good though it was all too grey today to appreciate them fully.

Jackson Fold ex-pillar, ex-quarry site


Slightly damaged 2014-01-29 11:36 - TP5316 (Parrenthorn)

FB Number: S2793   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

As good as can be expected standing here sandwiched between the city and the motorway.


Destroyed 2014-01-29 10:50 - TP5526 (Prestwich Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Did the circular walk around the estate to try and spy out any suggestions of a view. Quite a nice neighbourhood.


Good condition 2014-01-29 10:19 - TP13566 (Kersal Moor Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2014-01-29 09:49 - TP7509 (Manchester)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A brief diversion whilst on a long walk from Salford Quays headed out from the urban sprawl.


Good condition 2014-01-29 08:31 - TP13604 (Salford Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2014-01-22 12:40 - TP9159 (St Johns Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2014-01-22 11:48 - TP4392 (Leckwith)

FB Number: 10973   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Final pillar of three days' trigging around Cardiff and the surrounding countryside. Glad to have got this particular one out of the way.


Good condition 2014-01-22 11:33 - TP9169 (New Wenvoe TV Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from near to Leckwith pillar.


Good condition 2014-01-22 10:58 - TP9165 (Llandough Hospital Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Destroyed 2014-01-22 10:20 - TP2326 (Cogan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Place is a building site now, could only get with a few hundred metres of the ex-trig location.

Looks like the predicted development is here


Destroyed 2014-01-22 10:05 - TP9178 (Christ Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Nothing else to add.


Good condition 2014-01-22 09:57 - TP9160 (Trinity Methodist Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2014-01-22 09:17 - TP9135 (St Augustine Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pleasant church and surroundings. The highpoint of Penarth Head Hill TuMP can be found just to the east in the graveyard.


Good condition 2014-01-22 07:40 - TP9399 (City Hall Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2014-01-21 13:58 - TP2738 (Davidstown)

FB Number: S2325   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Chucking it down and I caught my trousers on the fence. Could the day get any worse?


Slightly damaged 2014-01-21 13:00 - TP4482 (Llantwit)

FB Number: S2358   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Flush bracket number is two minutes to midnight :).


Slightly damaged 2014-01-21 11:24 - TP5050 (Mynydd-Y-Glyn)

FB Number: 11827   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Had been a pleasant morning but the day went a bit to pot after visiting here.


Destroyed 2014-01-21 11:24 - TP10087 (Mynydd-Y-Glyn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Replacement pillar is till standing.


Good condition 2014-01-21 09:33 - TP9269 (Pontypridd Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Toppled 2014-01-20 16:00 - TP1824 (Bwlch Carn-Y-Gelli)

FB Number: S2231   Condition: Toppled   Score: 4/10

What a lot of rubbish. Views would warrant a mark of seven or eight though.


Slightly damaged 2014-01-20 15:12 - TP5015 (Mynydd Eglwysilan)

FB Number: S2290   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Middle hill of a convenient row of three trigs.


Good condition 2014-01-20 14:04 - TP5028 (Mynydd Mayo)

FB Number: S2288   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Shared my time beside the trig with some inquisitive ponies.


Good condition 2014-01-20 11:20 - TP1844 (Caerphilly Common)

FB Number: S2289   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The steep cycle up from Caerphilly station certainly got my heart pumping after over four hours sitting on the journey down here.


Good condition 2014-01-13 14:44 - TP13893 (Colwyn Bay Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2014-01-09 12:30 - TP13887 (Abergele Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Destroyed 2013-12-20 10:49 - TP13890 (Rhos Priory)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Pass by this location fairly regularly as my grandad lives just quarter of a mile up the road. I can remember the Rhos Priory still being there but don't have any photos of my own from back then. http://www.david-roberts-photography-blog.co.uk/rhos-priory/


Good condition 2013-12-04 11:46 - TP1503 (Blorenge)

FB Number: S2194   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Final trig of a three day trip down south. I have uploaded a video clip up to youtube detailing my endeavours http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v72X--qasrs .


Good condition 2013-12-03 14:46 - TP6634 (Twyn-Y-Gaer)

FB Number: S6611   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last trig of three on a walk from Beacons Reservoir to Brecon youth hostel.


Good condition 2013-12-03 12:13 - TP3105 (Fan Frynych)

FB Number: S2511   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Met a man from Cardiff lunching besides the pillar who said he normally never sees anyone up here. Got him to take my picture though as this was also my 100th Welsh Sim.


Slightly damaged 2013-12-03 10:36 - TP3104 (Fan Fawr)

FB Number: S2149   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Today's walk was made possible by being given a lift from Brecon youth hostel by a couple heading over to Pontneddfechan. Grey, overcast conditions didn't make for amazing views but it was very calm and mild so I was just happy as it was.


Destroyed 2013-11-15 14:44 - TP13555 (Llandudno Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

No sign of any flagstaff on the church tower today.

Been past many times before but can't be sure if I've ever seen a flagstaff here


Good condition 2013-11-08 15:37 - TP5407 (Pen-Y-Cwarel)

FB Number: S5444   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Used the cover of the woods to the south to approach this one. Was pleasantly surprised with the long range view to Bardsey and the Lleyn. Certainly worth the little bit of trespass to get to log.

Aberystwyth and distant tip of the Lleyn Peninsula


Good condition 2013-11-08 10:39 - TP5354 (Pen Dihewid)

FB Number: S5571   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Enjoyable walk up from Nant Syddion to start the day off with. Trig logged en route to Y Glog (Draws Drum) HuMP.


Good condition 2013-11-07 13:05 - TP1735 (Bryn Garw)

FB Number: S5593   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Highest point of my walk for the day between Nant Rhys and Nant Syddion. Very interesting view though I didn’t really see it at its best today.

No turbines in this direction


Slightly damaged 2013-11-05 13:39 - TP2660 (Crugyn Ci)

FB Number: 10352   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Made a detour to this pillar on route to the new bothy beside Craig Goch Reservoir. What a surprise, it was raining :).


Good condition 2013-10-18 17:15 - TP3431 (Graig-Fawr)

FB Number: S8558   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on an entertaining circular walk from Mach. Three TuMP's on offer along the ridge from Cae-penwyn


Possibly missing 2013-10-15 13:38 - TP8093 (Mynydd Mawr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Whole summit area is covered with loose stone, can't see where they would have fixed a bolt.

Summit of Mynydd Mawr
Nice view on the way up


Good condition 2013-10-02 08:08 - TP4725 (Meall Dubh)

FB Number: S8888   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Just about had the time to visit this one before jumping on the ferry back to Oban. Arrived at 08:06 but really had to wait those couple of minutes to keep with the numerical theme.


Good condition 2013-10-01 14:08 - TP5728 (Roneval South Uist)

FB Number: S8822   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

My last full day after nearly three weeks spent over on the Western Isles. I made the effort to have a good long final walk today, out here and back from Daliburgh visiting a total of seven TuMPs along the way.


Good condition 2013-10-01 12:11 - TP7958 (Beinn Bheag)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Yes, find the boulder with the cairn and the plate is there right in front of it.


Good condition 2013-09-30 13:39 - TP5164 (North Lee)

FB Number: S8896   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Weather still holding up and the walking conditions today were superb.


Good condition 2013-09-30 12:45 - TP7964 (Ard Nam Madagh)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walking up the Lee's so it made sense to come out here first and make a day out of it.

Ard Nam Madagh brass plate


Good condition 2013-09-29 15:30 - TP1489 (Blashaval)

FB Number: S8979   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An easy log just before taking up digs in Uist Outdoor Centre hostel, Lochmaddy for the night.


Good condition 2013-09-29 11:17 - TP1204 (Beinn Mhor (North Uist))

FB Number: S8995   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I was dropped off from the Sound of Harris Ferry on the road to the west. The North Uist landscape was an interesting change after two weeks based across the water in Leverburgh.


Good condition 2013-09-26 15:36 - TP7508 (Claigeann Mor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

One trig left over from my previous visit to Hirta. I had equally perfect weather again this second time around.


Good condition 2013-09-25 13:22 - TP0835 (An Coileach)

FB Number: 10095   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Exceptional visibility this afternoon, as far as Wester Ross on the mainland. The day before my second visit to St Kilda so anticipation levels were starting to rise considerably by this point.


Good condition 2013-09-25 10:38 - TP5768 (Rudha Quidnish)

FB Number: 10089   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

My last but one South Harris trig. I continued on around the coast and then headed up to An Coileach.


Slightly damaged 2013-09-24 13:14 - TP3355 (Gillaval Glas)

FB Number: 10088   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Sgoath Aird was in cloud earlier on but thankfully I got some decent views from down here.


Good condition 2013-09-23 12:26 - TP1495 (Bleaval)

FB Number: 10097   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Grim, misty day on a circular walk from Am Bothan bunkhouse.


Good condition 2013-09-22 12:39 - TP4908 (Moor Hill (Berneray Island))

FB Number: S8986   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked around Berneray on the Sabbath. Felt like I had the whole island virtually to myself.


Good condition 2013-09-19 16:19 - TP1291 (Ben Raah (Taransay Island))

FB Number: 10082   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Last island top of three on an excellent day out from Leverburgh with Seamus of Seaharris.


Good condition 2013-09-19 13:10 - TP5838 (Scarp)

FB Number: 10076   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Stupendous views to be had eastwards to the mountains and hills of North Harris and Loch Reasort. A genuine first rate island trig!


Good condition 2013-09-19 09:37 - TP1139 (Beinn A Charnain(Pabbay I))

FB Number: S8993   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Here on a Marilyn bagging boattrip. A wet and dreary start to the day. Things would soon improve dramatically however.


Good condition 2013-09-18 15:14 - TP3524 (Grose Clett)

FB Number: S8987   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last of three for the day. A nice straightforward one to round out the day on.


Good condition 2013-09-18 13:29 - TP2065 (Ceann Reamhar)

FB Number: 10094   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited as part of a linear walk also including Beinn Dubh and Grose Clett pillars.


Good condition 2013-09-18 12:22 - TP1180 (Beinn Dhubh)

FB Number: S8989   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I started off at Luskentyre cemetary and then followed the coast around for a kilometre and a half before making my ascent to the summit of Beinn Dubh. The wind was super strong on top and I was mightily glad of the high stone shelter surrounding the trig for some respite.


Good condition 2013-09-17 16:45 - TP9703 (Eilean Glas Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Seen whilst walking the Heritage Trail with Jonathan de Ferranti and Alison Fox.


Good condition 2013-09-17 14:29 - TP6650 (Uiseval)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An interesting climb up from the bridge to Scalpay. Walking today again with Jonathan de Ferranti and Alison Fox.


Good condition 2013-09-17 11:51 - TP6502 (Toddun)

FB Number: 10091   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Really remarkable views over Loch Seaforth and across to the wild hills of Pairc. Walking today again with Jonathan de Ferranti and Alison Fox.


Good condition 2013-09-16 14:51 - TP3131 (Feirihisval)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Visited on a Marilyn bagging walk with Jonathan de Ferranti and Alison Fox. Great feeling of wildness and really spectacular views of the Pairc.


Couldn't find it 2013-09-16 11:16 - TP8174 (Beinn Bhreac)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Visited this hill on a Marilyn bagging walk with Jonathan de Ferranti and Alison Fox. Unfortunately at the time I didn't know that there was a bolt here to look for.


Good condition 2013-09-15 11:59 - TP1261 (Ben Bragor)

FB Number: S8155   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a Marilyn bagging walk with Jonathan de Ferranti and Alison Fox.


Good condition 2013-09-14 15:28 - TP7549 (Greaval)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy find with some excellent views.


Good condition 2013-09-14 10:45 - TP5727 (Roneval Harris)

FB Number: S8992   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A great sunny mid September morning for climbing Roneval from Am Bothan bunkhouse in Leverburgh.


Good condition 2013-09-13 18:50 - TP7550 (Renish Point)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Cairn needed to be dismantled a bit before finding the bolt.


Good condition 2013-09-13 18:10 - TP8043 (Rodil Church Tower Apex)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2013-09-12 12:25 - TP1304 (Ben Tianavaig)

FB Number: 10319   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Enjoyed a pleasant unhurried walk up from Camastianavaig on the good path. A bit too unhurried though because once I reached the top it poured down for the whole way back to Portree.


Good condition 2013-09-11 13:22 - TP1210 (Beinn Na Greine)

FB Number: S9742   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Condition looked good to me. No views at all today.


Slightly damaged 2013-09-10 17:16 - TP1113 (Bealach)

FB Number: S9412   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Visited on descent from The Storr. Had to rely on compass bearings quite a lot in the thick mist.


Damaged 2013-09-10 14:52 - TP6213 (Storr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Well below the cloud level this afternoon, will need to revisit on a better day.


Good condition 2013-09-10 11:35 - TP2169 (Chumhaing)

FB Number: 10093   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My first trig on an island since compiling my list of them all and an excellent one to get this trip underway with. Weather not so great though.


Good condition 2013-09-07 14:17 - TP4464 (Llandegley Rocks)

FB Number: S6557   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Delightful walk up after doing 2 of the 3 Radnor Forest pillars.

View from the churchyard


Slightly damaged 2013-09-07 12:15 - TP1429 (Black Mixen)

FB Number: S5195   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Wonderful views to be had in all direction: Long Mynd, Clee Hills, Malverns, Black Mountains, Pen y Fan, Cambrian Mountains and the Berwyn far off to the north. Pillar is starting to show a bit of wear and tear now.


Good condition 2013-09-07 11:41 - TP5567 (Radnor Forest)

FB Number: S1536   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I brought my mountain bike on the train today and so was able to cycle up to the 500m contour. Some notes from Primary trigs in Wales. Constructed 22nd April 1936 by Wells, costing £16.6/0d. Using 1 1/2 ton sand, 3 1/2 cwt gravel, 16 cwt cement. Reciprocals: Drygarn Fawr, (Gwaunceste Hill), Gwynedd Bach, (Aberedw Hill, Carneddau, Gilwern Hill, Llandegley Rocks, Dol y Fan Hill, Gwastedyn Hill, Camlo Hill, Drum Ddu, Little Hill, Colva Hill), Stiperstones, Titterstone Clee, Malvern, Trecastle, Plynlimon, Aran Fawddwy, Cader Berwyn. Observations taken 29th July - 7th August 1937 by Mullinger.


Good condition 2013-08-31 12:24 - TP7507 (High Seat)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I was up here today on the occasion of Mark Trengove's English Hewitt completion.

Mark prepares the lemon for the G and T's


Good condition 2013-08-30 14:14 - TP4069 (Hunter Bark)

FB Number: S5436   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Logged this and then descended to Settle for a well earned portion of battered sausage and chips.


Good condition 2013-08-30 13:00 - TP10598 (Long Preston Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Clock struck one just as I approached.


Slightly damaged 2013-08-30 11:58 - TP5121 (Newton Moor)

FB Number: S5192   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Came up the bridleway from Otterburn and then through the field of Highland Cattle which Douglas missed by coming up from the other side of the hill.


Good condition 2013-08-30 09:39 - TP1880 (Calton)

FB Number: S5560   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First top of the day going from Malham youth hostel to the Marhof meet at Giggleswick.


Good condition 2013-08-29 10:35 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

FB Number: S5776   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came up here in mist and and rain today, but still found it to be a fine hill.


Good condition 2013-08-28 17:15 - TP4208 (Kilnsey Moor)

FB Number: S5564   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An evening walk from Malham youth hostel that also included The Weets pillar.


Good condition 2013-08-28 16:05 - TP6433 (The Weets)

FB Number: S5563   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An evening walk from Malham youth hostel that also included Kilnsey Moor pillar.


Good condition 2013-08-28 12:17 - TP5783 (Rye Loaf)

FB Number: S5231   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited in conjunction with Grizedales HuMP. Misty again.


Good condition 2013-08-28 10:45 - TP4344 (Langcliffe)

FB Number: S5521   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Logged whilst walking from Settle to Malham. It was very misty up at the pillar but it had cleared up nicely by the time I descended Attermire Scar.


Good condition 2013-08-28 08:39 - TP7465 (Giggleswick)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Good condition 2013-08-28 08:20 - TP9248 (Giggleswick School Chapel Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I suspect this trigpoint may well be receiving a sudden influx of logs over the next couple of days.


Slightly damaged 2013-08-22 16:22 - TP0005 (Moel Fammau)

FB Number: 2961   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

I have visited Moel Fammau on three previous occasions but this was the first time that I'd come specifically to see the trig. Today was an extra special day as this was my final Clwyd trig and thus completed the region of North Wales for me. A task I unwittingly set out on over two years ago with Great Ormes Head TP0174. I also did some filming and have put a clip up on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqlcmQOOYMw .


Good condition 2013-08-22 14:29 - TP6636 (Tyddyn Isaf)

FB Number: S3512   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not a very auspicious start to my North Wales trig completion day as I busted my pair of secateurs trying to cut back a hefty bit of hawthorn blocking the flush bracket.


Good condition 2013-08-16 17:13 - TP3532 (Gryn Moelfre)

FB Number: S3128   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Visiting this trig today leaves me now with just two pillars left to have completed the whole of North Wales. All going well I'll get these done next week. Exciting times :)

View on the way back down


Good condition 2013-08-16 15:22 - TP5027 (Mynydd Mawr)

FB Number: S3095   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I certainly chose the best day of the week to visit here. Could see clearly for over 30 miles with The Wrekin and Breidden Hills in one direction and Plynlimon and Cader Idris in another.

Let there be more light!


Slightly damaged 2013-08-16 13:01 - TP5049 (Mynydd-Y-Glyn)

FB Number: S4727   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

An absolutely stunning day for visiting this HuMP hilltop. I was over this way to tidy up on three of my remaining Clwyd pillars. This was the smallest of the trio, yet I was mightily impressed by the intimacy of these lower hills, hence the perfect score. The next one would be Mynydd Mawr after stopping off for lunch at picturesque Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant.

Berwyn and baa-baas
Looking south


Slightly damaged 2013-08-16 11:51 - TP1342 (Berwyn)

FB Number: S4717   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

First of the day on a circular cycle from Gobowen train station. I originally tried to access the hill by the marked footpath to the northeast but there was no sign of it at all. Instead, I came up through the cow field from the layby to the north. The cracks on the cementwork seem to be getting worse.


Good condition 2013-08-10 14:16 - TP6873 (Whit Moor)

FB Number: S4997   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Last trig of a two day walk starting at Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley. It has been fascinating observing all of the subtle changes in the landscape along the way. This trig view was probably the most diverse of the four I visited. Morecambe Bay, the Cumbrian Fells, valley of the Lune and of course The Three Peaks. Isle of Man too on a really good day?


Good condition 2013-08-10 10:54 - TP6883 (White Hill)

FB Number: S5002   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A long tranquil day walking the Hornby Road from Slaidburn to Brookhouse. White Hill was straightforward enough to add into my route, plus the rain held off. Can't ask for more than that.


Good condition 2013-08-10 08:45 - TP7048 (Woodhouse Gate)

FB Number: S5348   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy bag before some more serious business up on the Bowland Fells.


Good condition 2013-08-09 15:32 - TP5855 (Scridles)

FB Number: S5159   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Visited whilst walking from Clitheroe to Slaidburn via Sawley. Really excellent viewing conditions this afternoon.


Slightly damaged 2013-08-06 12:50 - TP3221 (Foel Y Geifr)

FB Number: S8545   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

This was my last remaining pillar in Gwynedd logged this afternoon and it was most certainly a top class one to finish off with. The walk today took me up from Bala via the two other 600m summits and then down to Llanuwchllyn over the shapely HuMP Foel Figenau. With the other non-pillar trigs, plus a few hundred P30 hills still to visit I'm sure I'll be kept busy here for some time yet.


Good condition 2013-08-02 12:04 - TP5972 (Sian Llwyd)

FB Number: S8457   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This visit was made possible today by getting the X94 bus to Llandderfel and then walking up the B4391. I returned to the village by way of the 508m summit Moel Cae-howel. A little bit of rain today, but otherwise there were lovely views in all directions.


Good condition 2013-07-29 11:55 - TP9736 (St Pauls Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2013-07-29 11:35 - TP1482 (Blakelow)

FB Number: S2756   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I was a bit worried at first that it had been buried under a pile of rubble, but after double checking my map and realising that it wasn't at the highest point I found it without too much bother.


Good condition 2013-07-29 10:58 - TP0525 (Macclesfield)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I walked right past this FBM in August 2010 totally unaware of its presence. I discovered flush bracket 2824 on a gate post (500m to the north) by chance whilst walking over here from Kerridge Hill.


Good condition 2013-07-29 10:28 - TP4172 (Kerridge Hill)

FB Number: S2757   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Middle trig pillar of three breaking up my journey home from Stockport. Glad that I made the effort to include this one.


Good condition 2013-07-29 09:32 - TP5057 (Nab Head)

FB Number: S2754   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Extensive views over Cheshire, Greater Manchester and the western hills of the Peak District.


Good condition 2013-07-28 16:27 - TP3646 (Harry Hut)

FB Number: S2781   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last pillar of five for the day though still had to walk a few hours more to Marple train station.


Good condition 2013-07-28 15:07 - TP6378 (The Edge)

FB Number: S3443   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A nice palindromic FB number for Mr Vegibagger. A quick inspection of this one on my way off Kinder, headed down to Harry Hut.


Good condition 2013-07-28 14:07 - TP4216 (Kinder Low)

FB Number: S4113   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Did it really take me over two hours to walk the apparently short distance here from Edale Moor pillar? A smart looking whitewashed trig though unfortunately it was quite a bit too busy up here for my liking today.


Good condition 2013-07-28 12:02 - TP3019 (Edale Moor)

FB Number: S4231   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bit of a 'bog standard' trig this one.


Good condition 2013-07-28 10:15 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)

FB Number: S4228   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

First trig of a long day walking the High Peak.


Good condition 2013-07-27 16:36 - TP9247 (Bolton Town Hall Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Couldn't find it 2013-07-27 12:55 - TP8411 (Yellow Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Spent a few minutes searching for this before heading up to the HuMP Billinge Hill.

Photo of the general area


Good condition 2013-07-27 11:54 - TP4768 (Mellor)

FB Number: S4486   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I was nicely surprised with the wide open views from this modest hilltop.


Good condition 2013-07-25 12:54 - TP4654 (Marial Gwyn)

FB Number: S8581   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Love or hate windfarms, you've still got some extensive views from this otherwise peaceful hilltop.


Slightly damaged 2013-07-25 10:40 - TP3417 (Gorsedd Bran)

FB Number: S3513   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Came armed today with gloves, goggles, secateurs and tatty jacket. Needed them all. I wove some branches into the fence (200m NW) on my way out to show where to enter.


Slightly damaged 2013-07-22 15:45 - TP0865 (Aran Fawddwy)

FB Number: S1608   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

My final revisit to the high mountain trigs of Snowdonia for full pillar details. Quite possibly the pick of the bunch! At last I managed to get a bit of breeze up here on this uncomfortably hot day. Some notes from Primary Trigs in Wales. Constructed 22nd August - 15th September 1936 by Lance Corporal White, costing £38.12/6d. Using 15 cwt gravel, 10 cwt sand, 7 cwt cement. Reciprocals: (Llan y Cil Church Belfry), Cader Berwyn, Radnor Forest, Plynlimon, Cader Idris, Arenig Fawr. Observations taken 4 - 8th September 1937 by AR Martin.


Destroyed 2013-07-19 11:38 - TP10123 (Carnedd Dafydd)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Replacement pillar has also been reduced to remains.


Destroyed 2013-07-17 07:45 - TP10632 (Rhos Pier)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 8/10

One of my nearest trigpoints to home. I have waited over a year to get an opportunity to view the site from seaward and today I finally succeeded, by booking onto a fishing trip with local company Rhos Point. The weather was exceptional and it was a great day out. I caught some mackerel and dab, whilst others also managed to hook: dogfish, whiting, gurnard and skate.

North Wales baking in the summer heat
Bryn Euryn and the Carneddau
Rhos harbour


Damaged 2013-07-09 11:23 - TP4860 (Moel Morfydd)

FB Number: S3104   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Final trig of four visited during a three day stay at Llangollen Hostel. It was the start of Eisteddfod week and I just about managed to catch the colourful parade through the town's streets before I had to head back home.


Good condition 2013-07-08 18:27 - TP1731 (Bryn Du)

FB Number: S3109   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This heathery hill was a bit of a sting in the tail after a long, hot day. Was very glad that I noticed the Dewey summit being 200 metres westwards before it was too late.


Slightly damaged 2013-07-08 12:52 - TP1837 (Cader Berwyn)

FB Number: S1545   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

At last I managed to get a bit of breeze up here on this uncomfortably hot day. Some notes from Primary Trigs in Wales. Constructed 6-11th April 1936 by Mr. H Court, costing £12.19/4d. Using 1 ton sand and gravel, 5 cwt cement. Reciprocals: (Cader Bronwen cairn with pole), Moel Fammau, Cyrn y Brain, (Wirswall), Delamere, Hanchurch Water Tower, Wrekin, Stiperstones, Radnor Forest, Aran Fawddwy, Arenig Fawr, Moel Sych (cairn). Observations taken 30th August – 3rd September 1937 by AR Martin.


Remains 2013-07-08 09:40 - TP4856 (Moel Fferna)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

A revisit in much drier conditions than my previous time back in winter 2007.

What remains of the pillar is seen here piled to the front of the cairn


Good condition 2013-07-04 13:35 - TP2713 (Cyrn-Y-Brain)

FB Number: S1546   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Excellent afternoon walk from Llandegla, climbing both Cyrn-y-Brain and Moel Garegog. Some notes from Primary Trigs in Wales. Constructed 16-25th April 1936 by Mr. H Court, costing £15.17/5d. Using 1 ton aggregate, 6 cwt sand, 7 cwt cement. Reciprocals: Delamere, (Handley Church tower), Wirswall, Cader Berwyn, Arenig Fawr, Moel Fammau. Observations taken 20-22nd September 1937 by AR Martin.


Good condition 2013-07-01 14:33 - TP5039 (Mynydd Tir-Y-Cwmwd)

FB Number: S8379   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A little extra special trig log for me this afternoon as it was my last pillar on the Lleyn Peninsula and also completed Landranger sheet 123 for me.


Good condition 2013-07-01 11:46 - TP5009 (Mynydd Cilan)

FB Number: S8376   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Straightforward find after getting off the bus at Sarn Bach. Previously walked this section of coast path in Winter 2008.


Good condition 2013-06-28 15:04 - TP7109 (Ysgubor-Fawr)

FB Number: S8377   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bit of a miserable end to the afternoon after a promising start up on Garn Boduan.


Slightly damaged 2013-06-28 11:56 - TP8092 (Garn Bodvean)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Lovely walk up and smashing views of this mighty fine area, right at the heart of the Lleyn Peninsula. I was not in much of a rush today so spent a few minutes fashioning a little message out of stones upon the platform. There is a fairly sizable chunk missing from the bottom right corner so I'm going to call this one slightly damaged.

Bore Da! (Good Morning)


Good condition 2013-06-25 13:11 - TP5501 (Porth Ysgadan)

FB Number: S8182   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Final trig of a two day jaunt walking from Sarn Meyllteryn to Morfa Nefyn via Uwchmynydd. First passed by this pillar on a coastal walk in August 2007. Always a great place to visit when the sun is shining :).


Good condition 2013-06-25 11:48 - TP5007 (Mynydd Cefnamwlch)

FB Number: S8185   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Needed to do some gardening to get at the pillar. There is a view, just about, from standing on top of it.


Slightly damaged 2013-06-24 22:08 - TP5392 (Penrhyn Mawr)

FB Number: S8184   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Was just about able to see the flush bracket number without the use of a torch. A benefit of being this far west at midsummer. Managed to get some new 'off limits' coast walked this evening, from Porth Oer to Porth Widlin. Rewarding end to a brilliant day!


Good condition 2013-06-24 19:22 - TP7749 (Aberdaron)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This active station is found on top of a rocky outcrop beside a meteorological station. I had to crawl under a barbed wire covered gate which was supposedly a footpath to get at it. The best way I imagine would be directly through the farmyard and ask for permission if confronted.

Aberdaron active station, a quirky one!
The gate


Slightly damaged 2013-06-24 16:57 - TP5046 (Mynydd Ystum)

FB Number: S8236   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A quite sizable horizontal crack has developed on the top of the western face of the pillar.

Slight damage to the pillar


Good condition 2013-06-24 15:45 - TP5033 (Mynydd Penarfynydd)

FB Number: S8183   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful coastal location.


Good condition 2013-06-24 14:10 - TP0169 (Rhiw)

FB Number: S1824   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Out here for two days collecting the remaining trigs and hills on the far end of the Lleyn. This one was always going to be the pick of the bunch. Some notes from Primary Trigs in Wales about the original primary pillar sited here. Constructed 17-22nd October 1936 by Lance Corporal White, costing £17.18/0d. Using 10 cwt sand, 15 cwt gravel, 5, cwt cement. Reciprocals: Yr Eifl, Garnedd Ugain, Llanlian Church Belfry, Cader Idris, Aberystwyth, Capel Cynon, Llanfaelrhys Church Belfry, Holyhead. No observations, light only.

Looking towards Bardsey


Destroyed 2013-06-24 14:10 - TP10045 (Rhiw)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Constructed 17-22nd October 1936 by Lance Corporal White, costing £17.18/0d. Using 10 cwt sand, 15 cwt gravel, 5, cwt cement. Reciprocals: Yr Eifl, Garnedd Ugain, Llanlian Church Belfry, Cader Idris, Aberystwyth, Capel Cynon, Llanfaelrhys Church Belfry, Holyhead. No observations, light only.


Possibly missing 2013-06-24 13:58 - TP8513 (Gweld Botwnnog)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 6/10

No sign of it beside the large cairn/shelter. There is a likely spot where it could be covered over by grass (pictured) though I did not probe this area very deeply.

Gweld Botwnnog surface block approximate location


Good condition 2013-06-22 14:29 - TP5404 (Pen-Y-Bryn)

FB Number: S8235   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

After logging the trig I then got invited in for tea and biscuits and a delightful thirty minute chat with the kindly old lady of the house. A visit to stick in my mind for a long time that's for sure!


Good condition 2013-06-22 11:32 - TP5669 (Rhyllech)

FB Number: S8328   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I came prepared today with secateurs and heavy duty gloves but as it turned out the pillar was a lot more easier to find than I expected it to be. I made a path through the bracken and bramble from the field side so this should remain open for some time if anyone else fancies a visit. By the way, there is a gate that you can access this field from off the minor road, 200m north of the trig.

Rhyllech pillar mid June


Good condition 2013-06-17 10:31 - TP5059 (Nant Heilyn)

FB Number: S8553   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on a walk across Mynydd Hiraethog from Glasfryn to Llanrwst.


Good condition 2013-06-15 13:30 - TP5398 (Pentyrch)

FB Number: S8323   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A little gem of a trig found here today. I feel that this top surpasses even Moel-y-Gest as the best low-lying hill in the area. Plus it has a decent path up too from Llangybi. There must be over a dozen more trig hills visible from here between Ardudwy and the Lleyn. 9.5 out of 10.

Looking towards St Tudwal Islands


Good condition 2013-06-15 11:34 - TP5405 (Pen-Ychain)

FB Number: S8324   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Got off the bus outside Hafan Y Mor and then walked through the holiday park, bringing back childhood memories of the days when it was still Butlins. The panorama of Cardigan Bay from Pen-ychain was just as magnificent as I expected, with a bracing wind thrown in too to help heighten the senses. I returned inland, past the train station and then up to Pentyrch trig pillar (even better).


Good condition 2013-06-11 20:02 - TP1985 (Carnedd Bachgen)

FB Number: S8547   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Finally managed to bag this one on the 4th (!) time of asking. The three previous attempts were all scuppered for various reasons before even stepping foot on the hill. Today was also good for hill collecting purposes. I got a 300, 400, 500 and also this 600m hill climbed along my route.


Slightly damaged 2013-06-10 18:48 - TP0883 (Arenig)

FB Number: S1614   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

A revisit to Arenig Fawr for me. This time I was coming up from the south, starting at Llanuwchllyn. Some notes from Primary Trigs in Wales. Constructed 16-30th October 1936 by Lance Corporal White, costing £36.11/7.5d. Using 20 cwt gravel, 10 cwt sand, 7 cwt cement. Rebuilt 17 July 1950. Platt. £18.7/6d. Reciprocals: Moelfre Isaf, Moel Fammau, (Cyrn y Brain), Cader Berwyn, (Llanuwchllyn Church), Aran Fawddwy, Cader Idris, Yr Eifl, Garnedd Ugain, (Great Ormes Head). Observations taken 23-30th August 1937, 9 September 1937 by AR Martin.


Good condition 2013-06-10 14:17 - TP1741 (Brynllech)

FB Number: S8287   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

First trig of a two day hike from Llanuwchllyn to Ysbyty Ifan. Nice weather.

The trig and Arenig Fawr


Slightly damaged 2013-06-01 12:57 - TP1990 (Carnedd Y Filiast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

First day of June today, but a quite nippy wind made it feel more like April the first. Had excellent atmospheric conditions the second weekend in a row though however, so can't complain.


Slightly damaged 2013-05-28 18:33 - TP2711 (Cwmmaria)

FB Number: S8451   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Excellent walk up from Barmouth to the trig. The nearby cairned 462m spot height on the other side of the wall counts as a 'Pedwar' (a Welsh 400m summit) https://sites.google.com/site/europeaklist/Home/united-kingdom/wales--cymru/the-pedwars .


Slightly damaged 2013-05-28 15:27 - TP8098 (Cae Hir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

This platform bolt is easy to find just a few metres away from what appears to be the highest natural point of the hill. The concreting is starting to break up a bit in places but apart from that it is still in a reasonable state of repair. There are a lot of tall, wire topped walls running across this hillside so plan your route carefully. The best approach would most likely be across access land from the footpath to the northwest, with a return the same way, instead of heading east down to the road like I did.

Thr trig and the view over the estuary
Close up of the bolt


Slightly damaged 2013-05-25 13:53 - TP5647 (Rhinog Fawr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Revisit, first ascent was five or six years ago. A glorious bank holiday weekend and not surprisingly quite a bit busier on the hill than I would have normally expected it to be.

Cader Idris, looking mighty fine today


Good condition 2013-05-21 13:03 - TP5372 (Pengarn)

FB Number: S8449   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

My walk today took me across the estuary from Barmouth, up here to Pengarn trig pillar, on to Llynnau Cregennen and Pared y Cefn-hir HuMP, then, finally, down the road past Kings YHA, finishing off at the bus stop in Penmaenpool. A really top class day out in stunning surroundings.


Good condition 2013-05-17 12:46 - TP0172 (Ystum Gwern)

FB Number: S8381   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came from due west of the pillar by crossing the runway, with a chest high barbed wire fence to scale either side. Stopped for a quick butty beside the pillar whilst enjoying the view inland to the 589m marilyn Moelfre. I continued on up the track to Ystum-gwern farm and then along the road a little way more to Dyffryn Ardudwy where my day's walking drew to an end.


Good condition 2013-05-17 10:55 - TP3629 (Harlech)

FB Number: S8378   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Not quite as bright and sunny this morning as it perhaps could have been, but still a lovely spot and a fine looking trig.


Good condition 2013-05-05 10:38 - TP3215 (Foel Goch)

FB Number: S8550   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up to Foel Goch from Llangwm and then continued right on over to Pentrefoelas, taking in the two tops Garnedd Fawr and Garn Prys along the way. Absolute peace and tranquility all day; the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of a North Wales Mayday bank holiday.


Good condition 2013-04-23 13:41 - TP6643 (Ty'N-Y-Pistyll)

FB Number: S8554   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Linear walk from Maerdy to Cerrigydrudion made possible by the (very rural) X6 bus service. A year and a half since the last T:UK visitor but the trig is still doing fine.


Good condition 2013-04-23 10:50 - TP5037 (Mynydd Rhyd-Ddu)

FB Number: S8556   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Not a bad view to be had in any direction. It's a long walk across private land coming from the road to the southwest with half a dozen gates and fences to get over, but is doable just about.


Good condition 2013-04-16 14:24 - TP6421 (The Rivals)

FB Number: S1620   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Sunny but very windy day walking all three of The Rivals plus Mynydd Carnguwch. Some notes from Primary Trigs in Wales about the original primary pillar sited here. Constructed 8-10th October 1936 by Lance Corporal White, costing £21.17/0d. Using 10 cwt sand, 15 cwt gravel, 5 cwt cement. Vandalised and rebuilt October 1961 in stone, same FB downgraded to second order. Reciprocals: Holyhead, Llaneilian, Garnedd Ugain, Arenig Fawr, Cader Idris, Rhiw. Observations taken 8-10th August 1937 by AR Martin.


Destroyed 2013-04-16 14:24 - TP10118 (Yr Eifl )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Constructed 8-10th October 1936 by Lance Corporal White, costing £21.17/0d. Using 10 cwt sand, 15 cwt gravel, 5 cwt cement. Vandalised and rebuilt October 1961 in stone, same FB downgraded to second order. Reciprocals: Holyhead, Llaneilian, Garnedd Ugain, Arenig Fawr, Cader Idris, Rhiw. Observations taken 8-10th August 1937 by AR Martin.


Destroyed 2013-04-13 16:56 - TP10742 (Delamere Water Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Climbed the ladder today. Located the bolt easily enough. Flagstaff is definitely missing. Also found a footprint on the roof, presumably left by CJO on his recent visit.


Good condition 2013-04-13 16:53 - TP10743 (Delamere Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fun '007' bolt to get some adrenaline flowing.

Bolt and the view westwards


Slightly damaged 2013-04-13 16:51 - TP2757 (Delamere)

FB Number: 2985   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Managed to fit this trig pillar in, plus the adjacent items, during the hour between trains at Delamere station. Firstly, I concur with ted and wrose's observations about damage to the spider and am of the opinion that the official status should now be changed to slightly damaged. This pillar is mentioned quite a few times in John Davies's Primary Trigs in Wales, with observations made to here from Moel Fammau (2961), Cyrn y Brain (S1546) and Cadair Berwyn (S1545). Unfortunately this afternoon such far away views were hazed out. Also, many of the rays are permanentely blocked anyway by all the summit clutter; buildings and masts. This is where the more recent bolt (TP10745) on the adjacent water tower comes into its own with a far superior view of the surrounding area. And with the added thrill of climbing up the external ladder to access the roof I'm sure it'll soon become a firm T:UK favourite.


Good condition 2013-04-13 16:51 - TP10741 (Delamere Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

There are still traces of snow up here even three weeks later.


Good condition 2013-04-13 13:41 - TP2162 (Chinley Churn)

FB Number: S2778   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A trig pillar and a HuMP to go at on this hill. The high point can be found to the northnortheast within the larger 450m contour ring. Also a more interesting spot than that where the trig is located.


Good condition 2013-04-13 11:21 - TP1707 (Brown Knoll)

FB Number: S2782   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came up by way of the Cowburn Tunnel airshaft. Trig environs are a bit grotty, though the allround panorama is still fine.


Good condition 2013-04-13 10:15 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)

FB Number: S4230   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A great morning to see the Peak District at its best.


Good condition 2013-04-09 16:23 - TP10641 (Bodelwyddan Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Being a native North Walian this church has always been in my conscious for as long as I can remember. Returning on long road journeys from across the border the unmistakable sight of the spire approaching was the first sign that we were just about home. For more information about the Canadian soldiers read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinmel_Park_Riots .

Canadian soldiers memorial


Good condition 2013-04-09 13:33 - TP4869 (Moel Y Parc)

FB Number: S3517   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bit of a smelly one here today. The muck spreader had been out recently and the whole hilltop had been well and truly decorated, including right up one side of the pillar.

Moel Y Parc, crying out for some rain


Destroyed 2013-04-04 14:14 - TP4859 (Moel Maen-Efa)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 8/10

Trig is certainly destroyed but the hill is in a fine location.

Vale of Clwyd and Carneddau behind


Slightly damaged 2013-04-04 13:19 - TP1365 (Billins)

FB Number: S3522   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Excellent long range views this afternoon: over Merseyside and to hills of the Northwest, plus snowy Flintshire with the Clwydian Range and also peaks of Snowdonia much further away in the distance.

Billins trig pillar view


Moved 2013-04-04 12:32 - TP3746 (Hersedd)

FB Number: S3523   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Approached from the north, visiting the original trig site first. Some caravans appeared to be snowed in with a few feet of snow, whilst elsewhere, campers were sat outside on deck chairs. Funny old British weather.

Trig in a caravan park


Slightly damaged 2013-04-04 10:00 - TP6984 (Windover)

FB Number: S3113   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Very nearly didn't find this pillar today as it was well hidden beneath snow and fallen branches. Visited previously (05/12/11) but got no further than the gates that time.

Camouflaged pillar
Wintry view from outside at the road junction


Good condition 2013-04-04 08:06 - TP2797 (Dodleston Gorse)

FB Number: S3100   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

My first trig logged in Cheshire. They can but only improve after this one. At least it wasn't buried in the hedge. There is a good line of sight southwestwards to Hope Mountain, very likely a factor when the position of the pillar was decided.

Cheshire Maps and Mapmakers lecture, Dodleston, April 9th This poster on the village noticeboard in front of the church caught my eye.


Good condition 2013-03-23 12:39 - TP2306 (Cobden Edge)

FB Number: S2770   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The recent unseasonal heavy snow affecting Northern England cut short my plans to visit a few more pillars in the area so this one was my lot for the day. I locked my bicycle at the corner of Gibb Lane and then proceeded uphill on foot. I turned left onto Black Lane (Track), where the vicious sub zero easterly wind soon had me blinded with spindrift. In one place there was a five foot snow bank off to the side. This time last year it was shorts and t-shirt weather up in the Highlands! I climbed the gate into the next field and then stepped over the electric(?) fence to access the trig. Unsurprisingly, I didn't hang around the pillar for any length of time, before scurrying off down to Stockport train station, where a bleak, two hour long journey back home awaited.

Cobden Edge at the start of spring 2013!


Destroyed 2013-03-22 11:49 - TP0934 (Audenshaw Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Early candidate for most uninspiring trig location of the year.


Good condition 2013-03-21 16:15 - TP4036 (Hough Hill)

FB Number: S2801   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Blowing a total hoolie on top. A struggle to stay on my feet. Coincidentaly, I also had a gibbous moon rising over the High Peak, which was rather apt.


Unreachable but visible 2013-03-21 15:38 - TP3394 (Godley Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

Still very much a no-go zone.


Slightly damaged 2013-03-11 12:56 - TP4870 (Moel Ysgyfarnogod)

FB Number: S8455   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Lovely looking stone pillar and superb views to accompany it. All the way over to Bardsey and the majority of Snowdonian peaks present too. I came up on the track to the east from Cefn Clawdd, a pretty straightforward route. Definitely an afternoon I'll remember for quite some time.


Good condition 2013-03-10 13:29 - TP2788 (Diphwys)

FB Number: S8456   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An excellent route up from Bontddu via 'Braich'; all soggy ground was frozen over making for very easy going. The delicate covering of frost on the pillar really was the icing on the cake for the walk.

Chilling with Diphwys trig pillar


Possibly missing 2013-03-08 17:10 - TP8100 (Foel Caer-Berllan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

I dismantled the small cairn and searched all other nearby rocks but found no trace of any bolt.

Small cairn taken apart


Possibly missing 2013-03-08 15:13 - TP8518 (Foel Wyllt)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Track from Gwyddelfynydd leads most of the way up to the summit. I found the usual pile of stones at the top but no evidence of a surface block underneath it or anywhere else near. I spotted a fox close by on the way down so that finished this pleasant hill off nicely.

The pile of stones


Good condition 2013-03-08 14:08 - TP6519 (Ton-Fanau)

FB Number: S8458   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited by way of a trespassy approach from Fron Newydd farm. Quite clear out here beside the coast whilst back inland all is mist and rain.


Remains 2013-03-08 14:08 - TP9912 (Ton-Fanau Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 2/10

Footings are still evident in the ground.

Remains of Ton-Fanau Beacon


Good condition 2013-03-05 11:47 - TP4476 (Llanol)

FB Number: S7299   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not a particularly exciting trig, but a touch extra special for me as it was my final Isle of Anglesey pillar.


Damaged 2013-03-05 10:35 - TP9602 (Llwydiarth Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

The views from this intersected station were vastly superior to the two other pillars I visited today. I imagine that the OS may well have chosen to build a trig pillar on this site if the tower wasn't already in place.

View west over Llanerchymedd


Good condition 2013-03-05 10:00 - TP3559 (Hafod)

FB Number: S7315   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Field behind the trig is currently occupied by a dozen or so ewes with newborn lambs. Cute. Receives an extra point as it was my final pillar on Landranger sheet 115.


Good condition 2013-02-26 16:11 - TP9755 (St James's Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fifth of five for the day and the only one that I can log as good.


Inaccessible 2013-02-26 15:59 - TP10296 (Menai North Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Logged via bicycle though have been slightly nearer in the past on the top floor of a double decker bus.


Destroyed 2013-02-26 13:15 - TP2783 (Dinas Dinlle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Today's day out involved cycling over here from Bangor and tidying up on a couple of bolts along the way. I last visited Dinas Dinlle a few years ago, so already knew that the trig was gone, however this time I took the opportunity to carry on up the coast as far as Fort Belan after properly logging the ex-pillar site. The western entrance to the Menai Straits is a windswept and bleak location but sits in stunning surroundings twixt Anglesey and the Lleyn. All well worth making the journey to experience.


Possibly missing 2013-02-26 11:20 - TP8094 (Bryn-Glas)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

A gate to the southwest at the bend in the lane gives easy access to this field. The bolt site is on top of a well defined obvious mound. There are very good views inland to all the major mountains of Northern Snowdonia. There was no evidence of a bolt, or remnants, in the position I expected to find one, though some persuasion with the trowel at a later date may see it unearthed again.

Not a very good pic, d'oh


Couldn't find it 2013-02-26 10:32 - TP8095 (Bangor Mountain)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

I fared no better than Meirion today in searching for this item.


Good condition 2013-02-19 10:44 - TP3214 (Foel Gasyth)

FB Number: S3509   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

This was a stunning, stunning day to be out in this delightful area of unexploited countryside. There can't be many other spots around here that have better views of both the Snowdonian mountains and the Clwydian Range. The Berwyns too poke out, if only just, quite some distance to the south of this hilltop. I'd set out on this two day hike yesterday morning near to Wrexham and still had some eight hours more to go today to make it back home to Colwyn Bay. It was totally worth the aching calf muscles and sore feet though in the end, getting to absorb all the subtle changes in the landscape along the way at my modest pedestrian pace. Definitely a ten out of ten for overall experience.

View westwards from atop the pillar


Good condition 2013-02-19 08:37 - TP3152 (Ffridd Fawr)

FB Number: S3511   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

An early start today as I'd had to vacate my 'digs' a few miles away at first light. I was sat, propping up the western face of the pillar, warming myself in the morning sunshine and generally admiring the excellent views when the local farmer came beep-beeping up the hill in his 4x4 to drop off some feed for the sheep. All I could do in this situation was hold tight and play a waiting game. It took 15 minutes, and he drove right round the hilltop less than 200 metres from me, but eventually he headed back down to the road. It was possible that he hadn't noticed me, or, maybe he had and just wasn't bothered. Anyway, unperturbed I continued my northwestern beeline: descending the hill, cutting through Coed y Ffridd-fawr plantation, negotiating the swampy valley bottom and then climbing back up to the next lane, near to Pen-y-Coed farm. Foel Gasyth pillar was next on my agenda, proving to be not quite as thrilling as this one, though just as memorable in its own right.

We had joy, we had fun, we had Ffridd Fawr in the sun


Good condition 2013-02-18 18:29 - TP8775 (Ruthin Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Best follow up my 666th T:UK log with a visit to church ...


Good condition 2013-02-18 13:54 - TP5072 (Nerquis Mountain)

FB Number: S3118   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

There were signs warning about forestry operations, but I encountered nothing to hinder my progress up to the trig. I took ten minutes out to study the plaques whilst enjoying the panorama from the top and then continued on to Bryn Alyn HuMP.

Nerquis Mountain trig view February 2013


Slightly damaged 2013-02-18 12:07 - TP5410 (Pen-Y-Ffrith)

FB Number: S3114   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Second pillar of the day. Easy walk up and good views. The fishing lake is a bit of an eyesore though. Rope is back in place.


Good condition 2013-02-18 08:47 - TP4570 (Lower Mountain)

FB Number: S3120   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I was just dropped off here by my brother-in-law on his way to work in Wrexham Industrial Estate, whilst I set off to make it back home on foot by way of a handful of trigs.


Good condition 2013-02-12 13:53 - TP1825 (Bwlch Mawr)

FB Number: S7437   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Pleasant late winter day to be out walking. Very little wind about and a fair bit of warmth from the sun on the south facing slopes. This was my final pillar of three for the day and certainly the most dramatic of the trio. I descended down to the village of Clynnog Fawr to finish off. So much more quieter now than it was a few years ago, before the bypass was completed.


Good condition 2013-02-12 12:07 - TP5008 (Mynydd Cenin)

FB Number: S8326   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked here from Cefn-Uchaf trig pillar, using the bridleway (Lon Goed) at Gaerwen Farm as a go-between. This moderate upland has a definite hint of the wild west about it. Cennin is the Welsh word for leek. Maybe I should have waited a few more weeks for St David's Day to come here.

Looking towards Bwlch Mawr


Good condition 2013-02-12 10:39 - TP2092 (Cefn-Uchaf)

FB Number: S8130   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Surprisingly excellent views of West Snowdonia to be had here. The easternmost of the two gates (nearest to Cefn-Uchaf farm) is best for accessing the flush bracket side of the pillar.


Good condition 2013-01-24 14:18 - TP3447 (Great Beech)

FB Number: S6971   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short walk to the pillar through the horse field from the lane which marks the boundary between Torfaen and Monmouthshire. Off now to catch a train back home and warm up at last. Brrr brrr, shiver shiver! Reading other people’s logs it seems like I picked the easiest way for once. All I needed to do was the climb the fence beside the rickety gate (SO 318015) and then walk unimpeded straight to the pillar.

View north from the pillar


Good condition 2013-01-24 13:21 - TP4470 (Llanfrechfa)

FB Number: S3345   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Surprisingly good views today for this lowly roadsider.

Lose the lampposts and you have a trigging xmas card scene


Good condition 2013-01-24 09:49 - TP4433 (Lisvane Hill)

FB Number: S2309   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I approached from Tai-mawr farm to the southeast with plenty deep snow to contend with once again. I followed a line of pheasant feeder tanks straight up the steep slope through the trees. There was a thigh deep drift at the first fence which took quite some getting through. After that I was personally shepherded to the top of the hill by a half dozen sheep that considerably cleared a path for me most of the way to the trig. If it wasn’t for the noise of the M4 I could have imagined that I was somewhere in the depths of Mid Wales. I returned the same way I’d came, this time with a fraction of the effort.

Lisvane Hill almost snowed in


Good condition 2013-01-24 09:10 - TP10355 (Lisvane Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bright sunny morning chases away the winter blues.

The church tower with a covering of snow


Good condition 2013-01-23 15:55 - TP9164 (Whitchurch Chapel Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2013-01-23 15:37 - TP9162 (Whitchurch Asylum Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

One of the more interesting intersected stations I've seen for some time.


Good condition 2013-01-23 14:55 - TP5663 (Rhubina)

FB Number: S2301   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A cold and wet walk up through Greenmeadow Woods. As I was returning to the right of way a farmer was coming up in a 4x4 to check on his sheep. Good job that he was otherwise preoccupied as I had left a conspicuous trail of footprints in the snow leading right to the trig.


Slightly damaged 2013-01-23 12:16 - TP3324 (Garth)

FB Number: S2280   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Found my way up from Pentyrych through deep snow. Took lunch in the nearby igloo after.

Igloo


Destroyed 2013-01-23 10:44 - TP5568 (Radyr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Just walked up to the gate as everyone else.


Good condition 2013-01-23 10:19 - TP7134 (Ty-Bronna)

FB Number: 10658   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Several days worth of snow lying all around made this one seem quite a lot more rural than it actually is.

Ty-Bronna in the snow


Destroyed 2013-01-23 10:15 - TP3099 (Fairwater)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Locked my bike up at the cycle rack in front of Lil Lou's Hair Design and then walked up here. Plenty of locals about shovelling snow off their drives.

No trig to be seen here


Good condition 2013-01-23 09:38 - TP9163 (Llandaff Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A slushy and snowy ride through Cardiff at rush hour to get this one. Still, onwards and upwards ...


Good condition 2013-01-22 15:00 - TP10357 (Roath Park Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Last one of the afternoon on my way to Cardiff YHA.


Destroyed 2013-01-22 14:50 - TP10356 (Roath Water Tower (1948) Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Interesting looking water tower.


Destroyed 2013-01-22 14:17 - TP2595 (Croes Cadarn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

One of those 'for completions sake' logs.


Destroyed 2013-01-22 13:28 - TP10358 (St Mellons Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Didn't hang around longer than I needed to as there appeared to be a funeral taking place in the church.


Good condition 2013-01-22 13:16 - TP7754 (Cardiff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Got quite near to it at the end of Ffordd Brynhyfryd (CF3 5XE), probably as close is possible without entering the business park itself.

Gate on Ffordd Brynhyfryd


Destroyed 2013-01-22 12:32 - TP5420 (Pen-Y-Lan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Field was covered in snow so all I could do was just walk up to the approximate point and take in the winter scene over the Severn Estuary.


Good condition 2013-01-22 11:56 - TP10360 (Bassaleg Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2013-01-22 11:09 - TP5690 (Risca)

FB Number: S2308   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This was my first trig logged in full winter conditions. There was a foot deep covering of pristine snow in the field to trawl through to reach the pillar and I had to scrape away a good bit of snow and ice to get at the flush bracket and cap. Most enjoyable :).

Looks good enough to eat


Good condition 2013-01-22 10:04 - TP10361 (Newport St Woolos Church Turret Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Church turret looking fine today with some fresh overnight snow.

Churchyard with turret behind


Good condition 2013-01-07 14:01 - TP8891 (Ashursts Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Somebody has carved Clisham into the north(?) wall of the beacon. I wonder what the chances are that they had come all the way to here from Harris?

Clisham


Good condition 2013-01-07 13:18 - TP0825 (Alma Field)

FB Number: S3515   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A year and a day since last logged trig visitor. Pleasant area, though not much view from the pillar.


Slightly damaged 2013-01-07 12:03 - TP1362 (Billinge)

FB Number: S3514   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Just like I did so in 2012, I got the year off to a fine start today with a county top trig pillar. I came up from Wigan North Western train station, continued on to Alma Field and Ashursts Beacon, and then found my way back via the Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath. The views were a bit overcast and dreary, though I was still able to pick out Helsby Hill a good many miles away to the south.


Couldn't find it 2013-01-07 11:17 - TP0140 (Winstanley Stocks)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

Prodded the right location with a stick, though obviously not deep enough :(.


Possibly missing 2013-01-07 10:50 - TP8404 (Newhouses)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

I walked down the right of way sandwiched between the fences of the cul-de-sacs and playing field. It would take a mighty die-hard enthusiast to unearth this one if it is still there.

Winstanley Primary School playing field


Good condition 2013-01-07 10:12 - TP9369 (Carnegie Library Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Inaccessible 2013-01-07 09:45 - TP8405 (Adams Viaduct)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 2/10

There is now a new link road (Southgate) since November 2012, which runs along the side of the River Douglas and directly under Adams Viaduct. I imagine the only way to get any closer to this surface block is to take a train from Wigan Wallgate to Pemberton.

Adams Viaduct


Slightly damaged 2012-12-15 15:03 - TP1541 (Boulsworth)

FB Number: S1540   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Visited with Rob Woodall, Rick Salter and Jenny Hatfield on a damp, misty afternoon. A nice end to an excellent day out even if the weather was a bit gloomy.


Moved 2012-12-15 14:29 - TP0146 (Widdop)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Moved   Score: 3/10

Found the relocated block plus rivet after a little bit of searching with peregrinus. If this winter carries on just as wet as it has been there is a good chance that this rivet will sink below the level of the mud before too long.


Couldn't find it 2012-12-15 11:44 - TP8424 (Nelson Golf Course)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

We spent a good ten minutes poking and rummaging about in the nettles and also on the edge of the fairway. If it is still there buried somewhere then it is going to be really tough to find without a detailed OS sketch to take measurements from.

Edge of the fairway


Damaged 2012-12-15 11:24 - TP4673 (Marsden Heights)

FB Number: S4621   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

A quick trig bag alongside Douglas who'd just given me a lift up from the Haggate crossroads. Also notable for being my 333rd T:UK pillar log.


Good condition 2012-12-15 10:48 - TP3090 (Extwistle Hill)

FB Number: S4670   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A splodgy walk up from Burnley on the right of way coming from Netherwood Farm. Was here in the area to attend Rob Woodall's 6000th (non pillar) flush bracket celebration. A great day was had by all!


Unreachable but visible 2012-12-09 12:18 - TP4027 (Horsfield)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 2/10

Visited this jailbird trig whilst in the area for a family visit to relatives in Brinnington.

Bredbury Industrial Estate, Southside


Good condition 2012-12-01 12:05 - TP8938 (Nelsons Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An urban hiking tour that began four days earlier at TP9002 (Railway Hotel Clock Tower Pinnacle ) and brought me 110 logs. Edinburgh, late Nov/early Dec 2012, fond memories :)).

Nelsons Monument silhouetted against the midday sun


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:59 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

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.


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:46 - TP9009 (Tron Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Last church spire of my visit to Edinburgh.


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:21 - TP9000 (St Giles Cathedral Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Is Yoda a permanent fixture outside the cathedral ;) ?

May the trigs be with you!


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:14 - TP9190 (Augustine Bristo Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:11 - TP9007 (Library Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

It's always interesting to visit large central libraries around the country.


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:04 - TP9013 (Tolbooth Parish Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A real neck-craner this one.


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:02 - TP9012 (George Heriot School Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Grand looking dome. Didn't have time to examine it as closely as I would have like as I had a train to catch.


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:01 - TP9015 (Flagstaff Tower Edinburgh Castle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Photographed from the top of Patrick Geddes Steps.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 17:29 - TP9186 (West St Giles Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Final log of a mega full day. A total (48) I'm sure I'll never get near to again. Not by just walking anyway. A great way to spend St Andrews Day.


Good condition 2012-11-30 17:19 - TP9219 (Sciennes School Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Near to the end of the day. The last but one.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 17:14 - TP9187 (Argyle Place Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

These blocks of flats spring up like mushrooms.


Possibly missing 2012-11-30 17:05 - TP9185 (No 5 Thirlestane Road)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Another mysterious roof bolt.


Good condition 2012-11-30 16:54 - TP9183 (St Margarets Tower Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-30 16:37 - TP9180 (Robertson Memorial Parish Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Well dark now by this time.


Good condition 2012-11-30 16:33 - TP9184 (St Catherines Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Unreachable but visible 2012-11-30 16:16 - TP7577 (National Library of Scotland Exhibition)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

This curiosity was one item I'd been looking forward to for my whole trip up to Edinburgh. So, as I approached the entrance to the library I was left wondering why the whole building was in darkness even though it wasn't closing time. I looked at the holiday dates and then realized ... The 30th of November is St Andrews Day! Luckily enough the pillar is currently positioned in view of the window. No chance of seeing the flush bracket, though I can say with assured confidence that it is overall still in good condition :).


Remains 2012-11-30 16:14 - TP9188 (Grange Road Church Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 3/10

I thought something wasn't quite right as I was photographing it.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 16:06 - TP9189 (Browns Warehouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Gone.


Good condition 2012-11-30 16:02 - TP9103 (St Peters Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-30 16:00 - TP9104 (St Leonards Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

So many trig-churches in one day; I'm going to be dreaming of spires tonight.


Good condition 2012-11-30 15:58 - TP9102 (Preston Street School Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just enough time to get down from Arthurs Seat and over to here before the light failed.


Slightly damaged 2012-11-30 15:25 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

FB Number: S3012   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Could well be the second most visited trig in all Scotland after Ben Nevis.


Unreachable but visible 2012-11-30 15:06 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Had binoculars with me but was unable to distinguish the flush bracket number. I blame poor light :).


Good condition 2012-11-30 14:56 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Still in good condition.


Good condition 2012-11-30 14:52 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Had a scan around for the bolt first but gave up after a few minutes. Found the FBM a lot easier and then the bolt after that too.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 14:45 - TP9925 (Parsons Green School Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Nothing further to add.


Good condition 2012-11-30 14:23 - TP9239 (St Christophers Church Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 14:12 - TP0079 (Dogs Home)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Came down here to check the site of this ex-trig. I walked right past this point in June 2009 on a long distance trek heading down to England.


Good condition 2012-11-30 14:07 - TP8888 (Craigentinny Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Spotted this one easily enough but the other two beacons to the northwest eluded me.


Good condition 2012-11-30 13:53 - TP2513 (Craigentinny Golf Course)

FB Number: S3010   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Went a bit of a roundabout route to find this pillar but got there in the end.


Good condition 2012-11-30 13:10 - TP9802 (Claremont Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-30 13:06 - TP9232 (Leith Academy Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Slightly damaged 2012-11-30 12:49 - TP9804 (South Leith Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

What is left is still in good condition.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 12:47 - TP9803 (St Johns Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Another one bites the dust.


Inaccessible 2012-11-30 12:43 - TP9806 (Imperial Dock Elevator)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 2/10

Not the most dullest trig name ever but it's in the top 10.


Unreachable but visible 2012-11-30 12:43 - TP9807 (Imperial Dock Elevator Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Seen also whilst logging Atlantic Chambers Dome (TP9233)


Good condition 2012-11-30 12:42 - TP9233 (Atlantic Chambers Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Impressive dome.


Remains 2012-11-30 12:35 - TP9792 (Dock Street South Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

The scaffold has found its way here now.


Remains 2012-11-30 12:32 - TP9793 (Dock Street North Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

The scaffold has found its way here now.

Dock Street North Spire


Good condition 2012-11-30 12:20 - TP9099 (Bonnington Road School Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It's still there.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 12:17 - TP9811 (Swanfield Flour Mills)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Becoming a connoisseur of industrial estates lately.


Good condition 2012-11-30 12:11 - TP9231 (Provident Stores Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-30 12:06 - TP9791 (St Thomas Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Getting dizzy going round and round logging all of these.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 12:00 - TP9810 (St Nicholas Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Midday log. A scotch pie would have been nice right about now.


Good condition 2012-11-30 11:56 - TP9809 (North Leith Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 11:48 - TP10023 (West Breakwater East End Stone)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

I was able to see the lighthouse so I presume I would have been able to see the End Stone if it was still in place.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 11:29 - TP10024 (East Breakwater North End Stone)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

I spent a long time making sure that I was able to see the correct spot. A bit pointless really considering that the trig has been long gone.

Seen from the harbour wall, near to Asda


Unreachable but visible 2012-11-30 11:20 - TP9281 (Martello Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Seen through binoculars from near to Asda.


Good condition 2012-11-30 11:03 - TP9829 (Newhaven Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Wonderful backdrop of the Firth behind.

Newhaven Lighthouse


Good condition 2012-11-30 11:02 - TP9830 (Newhaven Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-30 10:52 - TP9230 (Trinity Academy Dome East)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Took one pic for the pair and was off again.


Good condition 2012-11-30 10:52 - TP9229 (Trinity Academy Dome West)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Took one pic for the pair and was off again.

Trinity Academy


Destroyed 2012-11-30 10:46 - TP9812 (Bonnington Church of Scotland Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Slightly better than the destroyed Tannery Chimney but still only gets a one.


Destroyed 2012-11-30 10:36 - TP9808 (Tannery Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Big struggle to find something interesting to say here.


Good condition 2012-11-30 10:27 - TP9097 (Powderhall School Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by at morning playtime.


Inaccessible 2012-11-30 10:24 - TP9098 (No 88 East Claremont Street)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Good view to Calton Hill here, even down at street level.

View from across the road


Good condition 2012-11-30 10:17 - TP9196 (Broughton St Marys Parish Church Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First of the day.


Good condition 2012-11-29 15:20 - TP1372 (Binns Hill)

FB Number: S3234   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached from the northeast coming up through the trees via Wester Shore Wood. Would have liked to been able to climb the tower but never mind. Carried on to Linlithgow along the canal towpath.

Binns Hill


Good condition 2012-11-29 09:21 - TP9225 (Craiglieth Hospital Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick snap of the dome and no loitering.


Good condition 2012-11-29 09:11 - TP9176 (Fettes College Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

One of the most impressive buildings I've seen so far in the city.

Fettes College Spire


Good condition 2012-11-29 08:56 - TP9096 (Comely Bank School Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Kids lining up to go in. Mums chatting.


Good condition 2012-11-29 08:44 - TP9211 (Daniel Stewarts College Dome West)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hurry up kids, lessons are starting soon.


Good condition 2012-11-29 08:44 - TP9212 (Daniel Stewarts College Dome East)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Smart college. I found something interesting half buried in the pavement out front (north side of the A90, east of the traffic lights), possibly an old benchmark. Can't find anything relevant on the bench mark database ... Found out now courtesy of Trigonomy that it is in fact an old GPO line marker http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trigonomy/message/6152 .

ER ft in ... ?


Good condition 2012-11-29 08:39 - TP9208 (Dean Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stop for a quick pic and then I'm off again.


Inaccessible 2012-11-29 08:32 - TP9215 (Holy Trinity Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Jet pack would be useful to find these roof bolts.


Good condition 2012-11-29 08:32 - TP9214 (Holy Trinity Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First of the day with another full schedule planned.


Good condition 2012-11-28 19:39 - TP9074 (Caledonian Road Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Looked quite creepy with the full moon behind.


Destroyed 2012-11-28 19:33 - TP9202 (Dalry Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Clock showing almost the same time as in Jimmy's picture.

View from across the street.


Good condition 2012-11-28 19:29 - TP9205 (Gorgie Baptist Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-28 19:24 - TP9204 (Ardmillan Terrace House Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

They're all looking to get in on the action here.


Good condition 2012-11-28 19:22 - TP9081 (St Michaels Church Tower Turret)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another big boy.


Destroyed 2012-11-28 19:13 - TP9924 (North Merchiston Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

The street was full with loads of home football supporters on the way to a game.


Good condition 2012-11-28 19:06 - TP9095 (Slateford School Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First one of seven evening intersected stations on the way back down to the city from the Pentland Hills.


Good condition 2012-11-28 16:23 - TP0992 (Balleny)

FB Number: S3051   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant surroundings but not a particularly exciting bag.


Slightly damaged 2012-11-28 14:56 - TP0683 (Scald Law)

FB Number: S1573   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Arrived at the summit to find a busload of teenagers gathered around the trig with one posing for pictures on top of it. Hey, that's my trick. The weather today couldn't have been any better; crisp, clear and amazing visibility. One of my best days on the hill this year for sure.

Scald Law view
Scald Law view
Scald Law view


Good condition 2012-11-28 12:16 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)

FB Number: S3092   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Feels great to get back into the wide open space after faffing about with all the intersected stations down in the city. Long, long views today from up here.


Couldn't find it 2012-11-28 11:09 - TP10192 (Swanston Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

No joy by daylight either. This one will need GPS, probe, trowel and a good deal of patience I imagine.

View northwest


Inaccessible 2012-11-28 10:34 - TP10190 (Novar House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 2/10

Another one beyond the reach of the humble trigger.


Good condition 2012-11-28 10:27 - TP9228 (Fairmilehead Church Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice church.


Good condition 2012-11-28 09:59 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

FB Number: S3087   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very calm and exceptionally clear day today. Spent 15 minutes studying all the far off hills at the topograph with my binoculars before even making it across to the pillar. Also managed to clearly pick out Beechmount House Dome (TP9223) 5km away which was hidden by trees yesterday when I was almost right beside it.

Braid Hills trig 28-11-12


Good condition 2012-11-28 09:21 - TP9070 (Braid Hotel Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-28 09:18 - TP9071 (Greenbank Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A little dinky one.


Good condition 2012-11-28 09:11 - TP9065 (South Morningside Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-28 09:10 - TP9068 (St Matthews Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-28 09:07 - TP9076 (Braid Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-28 08:50 - TP9066 (Morningside Baptist Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice little cluster of trigs here.


Inaccessible 2012-11-28 08:48 - TP9080 (Napier House)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Logged this as inaccessible from down on the road.


Good condition 2012-11-28 08:40 - TP9072 (Christchurch Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-28 08:36 - TP9078 (Bruntsfield Public School Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

School dropping off time.


Good condition 2012-11-28 08:32 - TP9073 (Bruntsfield Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Looking grand in early morning light.

Bruntsfield Church Spire


Good condition 2012-11-28 08:28 - TP9077 (Bruntsfield School Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Some frost on the greens added to the atmosphere.


Good condition 2012-11-28 08:23 - TP9067 (Barclay Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Early start today.


Good condition 2012-11-27 17:11 - TP9213 (West Claremont Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another nice one.


Good condition 2012-11-27 16:58 - TP9209 (Stockbridge Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Was dark but it still looked impressive.


Inaccessible 2012-11-27 16:35 - TP10142 (Inverleith Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10

Too dark to be searching for a bolt I knew I wouldn't find.


Good condition 2012-11-27 16:35 - TP10141 (Inverleith Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Destroyed 2012-11-27 16:06 - TP9827 (Granton Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Viewed from NT 236775.


Destroyed 2012-11-27 16:03 - TP9828 (Granton Clock Apex)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Viewed from NT 236775.

Granton Clock Apex location


Good condition 2012-11-27 15:35 - TP9832 (Inchkeith Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Looking glorious in red sunset light. Viewed from Granton Point with binoculars.

Inchkeith Lighthouse


Good condition 2012-11-27 14:42 - TP9782 (Oxcars Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I wanted to walk across to Crammond Island to get a closer look but unfortunately the tide was fully in. It was a good job then that I'd brought my binoculars out with me :).

Oxcars Lighthouse and Crammond Island
Oxcars Lighthouse and Crammond Island (Closer look)


Good condition 2012-11-27 13:42 - TP6619 (Turnhouse)

FB Number: S3271   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I snuck on to the course from near to Cammo House. I could see what I thought were golfers on the tee next to the pillar. One called me over and asked if I was looking for the trig. It turned out that it was the greenkeeper in fact. He wanted to know if I was plotting maps or something. I told him with some authority that I was here to inspect it and he seemed happy enough with that, leaving me alone to do my thing. I gave it a quick once over before making some swift tracks out of there.


Destroyed 2012-11-27 13:42 - TP7133 (Turnhouse Golf Course)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Didn't get to look for traces of this ex-pillar as the greenkeeper was in attendance.


Inaccessible 2012-11-27 12:10 - TP10264 (Clermiston Tower Turret)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 6/10

The tower is well and truly locked up but I enjoyed my visit up here anyway nonetheless.

Clermiston Tower


Good condition 2012-11-27 11:08 - TP9207 (Roseburn Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Logged whilst on the way out of town up to Corstorphine Hill.


Good condition 2012-11-27 10:56 - TP9206 (Belford Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-27 10:49 - TP9069 (Edinburgh St Marys Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-11-27 10:45 - TP9075 (St Georges West Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

They're still busy working away on those tram lines.


Good condition 2012-11-27 09:57 - TP9079 (Edinburgh St Georges Parish Church Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Third of the day.


Good condition 2012-11-27 09:46 - TP9210 (St Andrews Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by this one on the way to checking in to Caledonian Backpackers Hostel.


Good condition 2012-11-27 09:33 - TP9002 (Railway Hotel Clock Tower Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just arrived in Edinburgh ready and raring for a four day feast of trigs. How many will I be able to rack up on foot before midday Saturday?


Good condition 2012-11-14 12:50 - TP5382 (Pen-Llun-Y-Gwr)

FB Number: S3107   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant views westward to the Clwydian Range are to be had from this peaceful hilltop. My onward route lay to the northeast however, through Ffrith and Cymau. I then topped off a very productive day out with a quick visit to Caergwrle Castle prior to catching my pre-arranged 3pm lift home.


Good condition 2012-11-14 12:09 - TP7254 (Wrexham)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It makes a pleasant change to find a full set of FBM-plus-friends; the three here were all logged in as many minutes. Had just been up at Park Lead Mines pillar (TP5311) and came down here past the disused quarries, an interesting little walk.


Good condition 2012-11-14 12:08 - TP0605 (Wrexham FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Found almost immediately with just one prod of the umbrella. Dug it out a bit more again with my boot for next visitor.


Good condition 2012-11-14 12:07 - TP0180 (Gwynfryn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this rivet


Slightly damaged 2012-11-14 11:23 - TP5311 (Park Lead Mines)

FB Number: S3108   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

I first found myself this way back in the spring of 1998 when I was student in NEWI college Wrexham. I'd been past on the moorland road several other times since then so it was good to eventually make it those last few yards up to the trig. Today was a bit grey and overcast (I rarely get a good view eastward across the Cheshire Plain), but it could have been a lot worse I suppose.


Good condition 2012-11-01 16:51 - TP7515 (Moel Meirch)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Final top of a great day's walking. Managed to tie this in with the surface block on Moel Penamnen (TP8522) and all the summits along the way. The early November nightfall was against me today and 90 minutes later I was pretty relieved to have made it down safely beside Afon Llynedno, mostly in worsening darkness, to the track and then minor road at Hafodydd Brithion.

The nights are sure drawing in


Slightly damaged 2012-11-01 12:45 - TP8522 (Moel Penamnen)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

This surface block is easy to find on the highest point of Moel Penamnen, in a prominent position overlooking the environs of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The bolt head has been knocked off but apart from that it is in ok condition. I'd come up through the forest from Dolwyddelan over Foel-fras, and then after checking this trig descended to the Crimea Pass before continuing on to Allt-fawr.

Moel Penamnen surface block
Looking towards Snowdon


Good condition 2012-10-26 14:50 - TP7139 (Abergavenny)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Still there and doing well.


Good condition 2012-10-26 13:51 - TP6007 (Skirrid Fawr)

FB Number: S7287   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Really outstanding views in all directions. Most certainly a hill worthy of many repeated visits.


Good condition 2012-10-26 12:28 - TP9523 (Abergavenny Town Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-10-26 10:52 - TP9124 (Llangynidr Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-10-26 09:45 - TP0722 (Brynderwen)

FB Number: S2514   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

It was a pleasure to log this easy pillar with great views after two days of virtually solid mist and cloud.


Good condition 2012-10-25 19:04 - TP10510 (Brecon Cathedral Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It was completely dark and I could just barely make out the vane on the top of the cathedral tower. Spent longer than I planned up in the hills!


Good condition 2012-10-25 18:29 - TP2070 (Cefn Cantref)

FB Number: S2495   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trigging by twilight for the second evening in a row. Luckily I had a little torch with me to get the flush bracket number.


Remains 2012-10-25 16:16 - TP2501 (Craig Pwllfa)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

So misty up here this afternoon it was quite a relief to stumble upon this sorry looking pile of rubble.


Good condition 2012-10-25 13:39 - TP6633 (Twyn Mwyalchod)

FB Number: S2166   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Logged quickly whilst on the descent from Pen y Fan. Down to Lower Neuadd Reservoir and then back up again to Waun Rydd. No view.


Destroyed 2012-10-25 12:30 - TP1610 (Brecon Beacons)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Visited as part of a round of the high tops from Brecon Youth Hostel, partly aided by bicycle to get to the start of the walk. There was thick mist down to 500 metres all day, though the paths were well worn and obvious to follow.


Good condition 2012-10-24 18:38 - TP7108 (Yr Allt)

FB Number: S6586   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I came across fields from the south starting from the narrow lane, just east of Llwynrhida. There are a total of two fences and four gates to climb going this way. My plan was to head up whilst darkness fell to offer a bit of concealment. This almost backfired against me though when I very nearly got lost in the thick mist and gloom. In the end it proved to be a lot more thrilling trig bag than it actually needed to be.


Couldn't find it 2012-10-24 17:39 - TP0614 (Brecon FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Another berntsen - another Couldn't find it to add to the tally.


Good condition 2012-10-24 17:32 - TP7829 (Brecon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Good condition 2012-10-24 17:30 - TP7157 (Brecon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not too hard to find as long as you know beforehand that it is set in the ground.


Slightly damaged 2012-10-24 16:17 - TP1611 (Brecon Camp)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Approached on the bridleway from the north. Impressive view over Brecon, but the Beacons were well shrouded in cloud.


Good condition 2012-10-24 15:06 - TP2706 (Cwm Owen)

FB Number: S4875   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Red flag was up but I took my chance and cycled directly to the trig anyway. Visibility was terrible (less than 50m) but all seemed quiet on the range. Will have to come back another time to do some of the Eppynt Way.


Good condition 2012-10-24 13:06 - TP5659 (Rhos Ferig Fawr)

FB Number: S6528   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second pillar of the day logging by bicycle. Quick and straightforward.


Good condition 2012-10-24 11:29 - TP4465 (Llandrindod Golf Course)

FB Number: S5969   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Limited views today due to low cloud and mist, though The Lake looked very splendid on the way up in full autumn finery.


Damaged 2012-10-19 12:42 - TP8096 (Elidir Fawr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

I think I found the remains of this item here today on top of Elidir Fawr. It's a rectangular block concreted into a natural rock outcropping and has a metal tube running through it. If there was once a bolt head protruding it has since been damaged. From this position there are clear views to the neighboring pillars: Foel Fras, Carnedd Dafydd (destroyed), Garnedd Ugain and also northwards to the intersected stations of the Menai Straits and Anglesey. I am quite confident that this is the trig we're looking for as there doesn't appear to be any other reason to explain it's being here.

Item in question
Walking pole sticking out of the block


Good condition 2012-10-14 14:31 - TP8134 (Marquis of Anglesey's Column)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Was here to help out with a charity abseil event and also got my own chance to take part. I hadn't done an abseil for ten years but soon got back into the swing of it. Also managed to fit in a walk down to Nelson's Statue on the nearby shore of the Menai Straits and then had a brief look into the nearby Plas Newydd National Trust estate. Best day in quite some time!

Me, abseiling on an island


Good condition 2012-10-12 11:43 - TP9615 (Birmingham GPO Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Had an hour and a half to spare whilst waiting for a train connection.


Good condition 2012-10-12 09:51 - TP1023 (Bardon Hill)

FB Number: S4971   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A stunningly vivid morning with excellent visibilty in all directions. I had to rush back down to town to catch a train, but definitely would like to extend a walk into the surrounding hills some other time.

View southwest towards Bredon Hill


Good condition 2012-10-11 16:58 - TP5467 (Pittern Hill)

FB Number: S5057   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nearing the end of a day's cycle ride between Milton Keynes and Stratford-upon-Avon youth hostels. The trigging had been quite forgettable for the most part but this one was certainly worth my while visiting.


Couldn't find it 2012-10-11 15:53 - TP6106 (Spring Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

No joy finding this one. I must have been virtually right on top of it :((.


Good condition 2012-10-11 14:46 - TP9396 (Banbury Church Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stopped for a late lunch on the bench in front of the church.


Good condition 2012-10-11 13:41 - TP9696 (Middleton Cheney Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-10-11 12:07 - TP6944 (Wilds Farm)

FB Number: S7431   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Found it on the second pass from the field side. Had to climb into the hedge from the road side to get the flush bracket number.


Good condition 2012-10-11 10:03 - TP3029 (Eggborough Plough)

FB Number: S7265   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tucked into a hedge but at least it is easy to get at.


Good condition 2012-10-11 09:02 - TP7760 (Milton Keynes)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A tad more interesting than normal as these are the people (Leica) responsible for manufacturing the active stations we see across the length of the country.


Destroyed 2012-10-10 18:30 - TP1565 (Bradwell Common)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Stayed the night at Milton Keynes youth hostel. Came up here whilst on my way to do some grocery shopping. Really difficult to imagine how the surrounding area looked before all of the development.


Couldn't find it 2012-10-10 17:22 - TP0624 (Great Linford FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Was looking in the right place but it was far too overgrown.


Couldn't find it 2012-10-10 17:03 - TP0263 (Parklands)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Concentrated my search around the manhole covers, didn't think to check the grass.


Good condition 2012-10-10 16:52 - TP7233 (Great Linford (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Still in good condition and retaining the height tag.


Damaged 2012-10-10 16:17 - TP3336 (Gayhurst)

FB Number: S7190   Condition: Damaged   Score: 2/10

Sad to find the pillar like this. Don't have anything else to say.


Good condition 2012-10-10 14:59 - TP1498 (Blisworth Hill)

FB Number: S7239   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Interesting spot next to the tower, but no view unfortunately has to equal an average rating here.


Good condition 2012-10-10 14:19 - TP4065 (Hunsbury Hill)

FB Number: S7331   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Spent ages going round in circles looking for this one. Give it a coat of paint and clear back the scrub please someone.


Good condition 2012-10-10 11:30 - TP6864 (Whilton Hill)

FB Number: S5041   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant views all around and easy access.


Good condition 2012-10-10 10:15 - TP0897 (Ashby Grange)

FB Number: S4993   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not a particularly inspiring start to the day.


Good condition 2012-10-10 09:07 - TP12847 (Rugby Church Spire St Andrews)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A retrospective log from a just-in-case picture taken before this was added to the website.

Rugby Church Spire St Andrews


Good condition 2012-10-05 15:31 - TP11545 (Knighton Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-10-05 15:01 - TP4484 (Llan-Wen Hill)

FB Number: S5202   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Asked for permission at the observatory first. The pillar commands a wonderful lookout point over Knighton.

Unobscured view of Knighton from slightly downhill of the observatory


Good condition 2012-10-05 12:05 - TP5956 (Shobdon Hill)

FB Number: S7936   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I enjoyed the walk up here quite a lot, but finding the hedge-bound pillar was somewhat of an anticlimax.


Good condition 2012-10-05 11:06 - TP7751 (Shobdon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.

Shobdon active station


Good condition 2012-10-04 18:22 - TP4922 (Morgans Hill)

FB Number: S7895   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last pillar of the day on a lengthy circular cycle ride from Leominster youth hostel.


Good condition 2012-10-04 17:17 - TP1773 (Burghill)

FB Number: S7890   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Skirted around the cornfield to find this pretty disappointing pillar.


Couldn't find it 2012-10-04 15:54 - TP0951 (Backbury Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Spent overly long looking for this one in the lower corn field before having to reluctantly give up. Looking at the 25K mapping now it's obvious to see where I went wrong.


Slightly damaged 2012-10-04 14:57 - TP1768 (Bunkers Hill)

FB Number: S6406   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

The view here would have been very nice if it wasn’t for the eight foot high hay bale stack piled right next to the pillar.

Trig and the hay bale stack


Good condition 2012-10-04 13:49 - TP4616 (Mainstone)

FB Number: S7045   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the hedge. Again. Plenty of overgrowth suggested that this one hasn’t been seen for quite a while.


Good condition 2012-10-04 13:08 - TP3398 (Gold Hill)

FB Number: S7286   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A bit too close to the house for my liking but I think I managed to get this one done without being spotted.


Good condition 2012-10-04 12:28 - TP6730 (Ward Hill)

FB Number: S7886   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from the footpath to the southwest, with just one locked gate to climb over. Bright, warm conditions with a delightful rolling hill landscape; a pleasure to be out.

Hatterrall Ridge dominates the southwest


Destroyed 2012-10-04 11:24 - TP3190 (Flaggoners Green)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

The pillar here has been lost to modern housing. The town centre of Bromyard is pleasant enough though and worth a quick look over.


Good condition 2012-10-03 18:41 - TP2417 (Corner Cop)

FB Number: S7896   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Got here in just in time for a nice sunset. Sorry THE CYCLIST :) ! 7/10

Sun goes down on a mild autumn evening


Good condition 2012-10-03 17:20 - TP6662 (Upper Heath)

FB Number: S7900   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Another one in a field with little immediate view. Needed to do some gardening to get to see the flush bracket.


Good condition 2012-10-03 15:46 - TP4571 (Lower Nash Farm)

FB Number: S3806   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The hedge had been cut so the pillar is relatively exposed for the moment.


Slightly damaged 2012-10-03 14:55 - TP6498 (Titterstone Clee)

FB Number: 2943   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Must be one of the greatest views in the West Midlands. Golf balls and slightly damaged pillar gives a double bogey however.


Good condition 2012-10-03 13:11 - TP6847 (Weston Hill)

FB Number: 2992   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good 180° views to the east. Climb the fence to complete the picture to the west.


Remains 2012-10-03 11:50 - TP1701 (Brown Clee Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 8/10

A bit disappointing to find no trig here anymore but it was a very clear day and I was able to put the topograph into good use.


Slightly damaged 2012-09-29 13:49 - TP8530 (Rhyd Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged surface block easily found on a low bank less than 100 metres northnorthwest of the public footpath. Craig Fawr trig pillar (TP2492) is clearly identifiable from here.

Note the cut mark and missing bolt head
Rhyd Farm surface block view south


Destroyed 2012-09-29 13:10 - TP0943 (Axton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Shame about the pillar but it's still worth a visit for some very nice scenery.


Good condition 2012-09-29 12:10 - TP0177 (Point Of Ayr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I was a bit pessimistic after seeing the two previous logs, but it is still there. Just takes a bit of rummaging around :).

Point Of Ayr rivet


Couldn't find it 2012-09-29 11:23 - TP8197 (East Sea Wall)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

A super windy day today on the North Wales coast. A strong tailwind blew me here in double quick time along the cycle path from Old Colwyn. I had a good look over two separate sets of steps though the rivet in question appeared to elude me both times.

Watch out for the sea spray!


Good condition 2012-09-21 08:45 - TP3286 (Gaerwen)

FB Number: S8552   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I just about managed to fit this trig in in between buses, having to rush between Cynwyd, here, and then Llandrillo with little time to spare. It was a grey and drizzly morning, so I've marked my score down a bit accordingly. On the way down I found a permissive Tir Gorfal bridleway (not marked on map) that led me eastsoutheast to Ty-isaf which was useful for a rapid descent.


Good condition 2012-09-20 17:44 - TP4467 (Llanerch Farm)

FB Number: S3216   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A marvelous viewpoint to see the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct from. The bridleway to the west then led me back to Llangollen to finish an excellent day in a really scenic and interesting area.


Destroyed 2012-09-20 16:09 - TP9530 (Chirk Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon) was seen flying high above the castle tower this afternoon. I will still log as destroyed though however until anyone claims otherwise.

The flag of Wales on the replacement (?) flagstaff


Good condition 2012-09-20 14:26 - TP5867 (Selattyn)

FB Number: S3122   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second of a trio of pillars for the day. Good views right out to the east with the odd rain shower dotted here and there over the plain.


Good condition 2012-09-20 13:31 - TP4605 (Maes-Y-Mynach)

FB Number: S3098   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited on a long circular walk from Llangollen. Approached from the minor road to the west. After logging the pillar I then continued on directly east to Selattyn trig pillar.


Good condition 2012-09-19 16:28 - TP5760 (Ruabon Mountain South)

FB Number: S3111   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Came up from the east on the path from Penycae. There was some heather to cross but it was well worth it for some top quality views from the pillar.


Good condition 2012-09-19 14:46 - TP9119 (Rhosllanerchrugog Church Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The front gate is fenced off now, though it is still possible to enter the churchyard from the north on Cemetery Road.

Rhosllanerchrugog Church Belfry


Good condition 2012-09-18 11:52 - TP2075 (Cefn Du)

FB Number: S7314   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Waunfawr, before carrying on over Moel Eilio and Moel Cynghorion then back down on the Snowdon Ranger Path. A fresh day with plenty of wind but good visibility in all directions.


Slightly damaged 2012-09-13 11:02 - TP8521 (Ffestiniog)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

This trigpoint is located on a wonderful viewpoint next to a church on the edge of Llan Ffestiniog. The bolt has been snapped off hence the slightly damaged rating, though the block is still in good condition and is well exposed. There is a picnic table nearby and I’d suggest that this would be a great spot to stop at for a bit of lunch or supper if passing by on the A470.

Ffestiniog surface block
View towards the Moelwyns


Good condition 2012-09-12 13:09 - TP9816 (Chemistry Laboratory Lightning Conductor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Cycle-by trig #4 of the day. Just enough time to snap up this before the 1330 train was due in.


Slightly damaged 2012-09-12 12:45 - TP0529 (Aberystwyth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Cycle-by trig #3 of the day. Steep climb up from Llanilar. Ride down to Aber was much easier.


Good condition 2012-09-12 11:38 - TP3353 (Gilfach Las)

FB Number: S5441   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Cycle-by trig #2 of the day. The pillar is not quite at the highest point of the field, which incidentally has slightly better views. Still, a worthwhile spot to visit nonetheless.


Good condition 2012-09-12 10:57 - TP6290 (Swydd Farm)

FB Number: S5572   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Cycle-by trig #1 of the day. A bit of an anticlimax after nearby Pen-Y-Bannau the previous afternoon.


Good condition 2012-09-11 16:47 - TP6564 (Trawsallt)

FB Number: S5592   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Came up alongside the Afon Claerddu. Views today were extensive: from Cader and Plynlimon in the north to Pen y Fan and The Black Mountain in the south.


Good condition 2012-09-11 14:33 - TP5401 (Pen-Y-Bannau)

FB Number: S5568   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Tried down first at Dolebolion, though they had a ‘Private. No right of way’ sign which put me off. I had better luck up at Ffair-Rhos however on the path from Lluest. The farmer there was obliging enough to point out the best way across his land. I was then treated to some outstanding views of the wider area from this prominent hilltop. Proof that persistence does pay.

Hillfort now ruled by trig


Slightly damaged 2012-09-10 13:21 - TP1827 (Bwlch-Y-Cloddiau)

FB Number: 10330   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Below average location, with the stone shelter redeeming a little bit of interest value. Cycled up from Llangurig and was able to get the bike right up to the mast with little bother.


Good condition 2012-09-08 14:07 - TP7369 (Yr Aran)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Outstanding weather conditions today. Hardly a breath of wind and nice and mild on the tops. I came up from Pen y Pass over Crib Goch first. Approaching the top of Yr Aran I could see the bolt from at least a dozen metres away with the sun shining off it. It really is that easy to find when you know that it is there. Descended to Beddgelert to round out an excellent day.

Yr Aran bolt


Good condition 2012-09-07 10:23 - TP9255 (Chapelhouse Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I managed to get an exclusive tour of the inside of the church as a local parishoner was on site applying some wood stain to the sign out front. After a very nice look around and long chat I then went for a pleasant midday walk along the winding banks of the River Dee up as far as Bangor-is-y-Coed.

Inside the church


Destroyed 2012-09-03 12:17 - TP9817 (Kings Hall Clock Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

This intersected station appears to have been destroyed.


Good condition 2012-09-03 11:37 - TP0772 (Aberystwyth)

FB Number: S1645   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very near to the climax of a week spent walking through the hills from Conwy to Aberystwyth. There had been quite a few highs and lows along the way, but this morning had certainly been one of the better moments. The weather was bright, sunny, warm, and I was treated to a delightful panoramic view from stood on top of the pillar. All that remained was a leisurely stroll down into town and then my journey was complete.

View inland past Bow Street


Destroyed 2012-09-03 10:47 - TP0219 (Clarach Bay)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Passed over this bridge on a walk from Borth to Aberystwyth with a young Belgian girl I met at the youth hostel who was following the Wales Coast Path.


Destroyed 2012-09-02 09:00 - TP7576 (Machynlleth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

This was one of those grim days that Mid Wales has a habit of throwing up. Rain and mist well below the 100m level, putting any plans of heading into the hills well and truly to bed. I was therefore just feeding on scraps by logging this destroyed active station site.


Damaged 2012-09-01 15:45 - TP6320 (Taren Gesail)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Up from Abergwynolwyn on the long, winding forestry track, and then down to Machynlleth on an even longer route when a mistake in the woods saw me ending up in Pennal, adding an extra hour spent walking the main road on to the end of an already hard day. D'oh!


Slightly damaged 2012-09-01 09:03 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Arrived the previous evening with the weather so bad that I could barely even see the pillar from just outside of the refuge. After a reasonably comfortable night inside, I emerged to finally log the trig in much improved conditions.

Home for the night


Couldn't find it 2012-08-31 17:08 - TP8525 (Bwlchcoch)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Small, flat hilltop covered with thick grass; I had no clue where to start looking. Scoured around for a few minutes, but, with the threat of rain imminent, I quickly returned to my main objective. Cader.

View towards Cader Idris


Possibly missing 2012-08-31 13:05 - TP8524 (Foel Offrym)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

I found plenty of grass covered rocks around the summit but they were all loose and non permanent and obviously not what I was looking out for. It still proved a worthwhile visit nonetheless to see the hill fort remains, plus the view over to Cader Idris, my next stop.

Looking towards the Rhinogs


Possibly missing 2012-08-30 14:42 - TP8107 (Moel y Slates)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

An interesting, though very wet area, west of the great hill Arenig Fawr. Look out for the grand viaduct over the Afon Prysor to the northwest. The bolt itself proved to be more elusive and is likely to need some unearthing if it is in fact still in situ.

Looking north


Possibly missing 2012-08-30 12:02 - TP8528 (Carnedd Iago)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Approached from Cefngarw, though had to divert west a mile to be able to leap across the rain-swollen Afon Serw. The trig should be at the point where three fences converge. I poked about some of the grassy clumps but was unable to locate any sign of a surface block amongst them. Gave it up as a lost cause, then continued south to the forestry track and headed on to the next target of the day, Moel y Slates bolt (TP8107). Iago is the Welsh version of the name James.

Junction of fences


Good condition 2012-08-28 16:59 - TP8105 (Pen-y-Gaer)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A short easy path accesses the site of this hill fort from Bwlch-y-gaer. I found what I assumed to be the bolt at the highest point, but I can't guarantee that there isn't something else buried beneath the large cairn.

View west into the hills


Good condition 2012-08-28 14:16 - TP8106 (Cerrig-y-Ddinas)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fair sized bolt on a rock outcrop in a dramatic position overlooking the Conwy Valley. I approached from the stone stile in the corner of the wall of the interesting 12th Century church graveyard to the southwest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llangelynnin .

There is also another smaller bolt located in the top corner of the outcrop.


Destroyed 2012-08-28 11:11 - TP8903 (Conwy Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Had a walk around Conwy with my mother and little niece just before setting out on a long distance walk to Aberystwyth.


Good condition 2012-08-23 15:25 - TP5383 (Penmynydd)

FB Number: S7256   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nearing the end of a productive day picking off most of my remaining Isle of Anglesey pillars by bicycle. Seven were sought for and each was found being still in good condition. This one, whilst not the best of the bunch, was a nice one to finish with up on its perch. I just had to oblige it and climbed on top. Wonderful. I dismounted, one contented trigger, and returned to Llanfair P.G. with plenty of time to catch the 1613 train back home.

Camera gets the yips


Good condition 2012-08-23 14:25 - TP5664 (Rhuddlan Fawr)

FB Number: S7311   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On the whole a pleasant spot, though unfortunately a couple of blots on the landscape spoil the experience somewhat.


Good condition 2012-08-23 13:34 - TP5002 (Mynydd Bodafon)

FB Number: S7324   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

The highest point of Anglesey, so of course the views are exceptional. The flowering heather is looking particularly lovely at this time of the year. First visit of many more to come I hope.


Unreachable but visible 2012-08-23 13:34 - TP9480 (Ynys Dulas Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Logged from Mynydd Bodafon trig pillar, though I have also seen this intersected station from the adjacent stretch of coast path twice before (Apr O7, Nov 10).


Good condition 2012-08-23 12:45 - TP1923 (Carmel)

FB Number: S7306   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This pillar I found a little bit more interesting than the majority of the other Anglesey trigs.


Good condition 2012-08-23 11:49 - TP3428 (Graianfryn)

FB Number: S7333   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice open views of the surrounding area. It feels as though the elevation should be greater than the lowly 44m it is in reality.


Good condition 2012-08-23 10:50 - TP5368 (Pendefig)

FB Number: S7307   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Unless you stand directly on top of the pillar there is not a great deal to see here.


Good condition 2012-08-23 09:40 - TP10295 (Llangaffo Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-08-23 09:11 - TP3208 (Porthamel)

FB Number: 10345   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Narrowly avoided tearing my jeans climbing over the fence. Looking about, I could see a gate to the southeast of the pillar in the corner of the field which should give an easier way in, though this approach would most likely be in full view of the farmhouse.


Destroyed 2012-08-23 09:11 - TP7840 (Fodol)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Replacement pillar is still standing.


Slightly damaged 2012-08-20 13:38 - TP1988 (Carnedd Moel Siabod)

FB Number: S7317   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Made my approach over rough ground from the south (Ffridd SH706519). This was my third time up Siabod, though never before from the Dowyddelan side.


Good condition 2012-08-18 14:46 - TP0136 (Fleetwood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

After a dismal morning the weather kept on steadily improving, so by this point in the afternoon the views around Morecambe Bay were the best I've had yet in my few visits to the area.


Good condition 2012-08-18 14:42 - TP9366 (Pharos Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-08-17 12:23 - TP9238 (Port Penrhyn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited here after a look around Penrhyn Castle first. On a good day the views from here would be lovely, but today, unfortunately, the weather was not so great. The easiest way to reach the end of the breakwater is following the arrow for D.A. Slate (pictured), which means you don't need to pass by the big KEEP OUT sign at the dock like I did.

View towards Llanfairfechan and Llandudno
D.A. Slate


Good condition 2012-08-17 11:58 - TP8751 (Penrhyn Castle Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Was here for a visit to the castle. Got to view the flagstaff from several different angles but obtaining permission to access the tower seems to be a whole different matter.

Interesting flag in flight
Mirror Hall, approximately below the flagstaff


Good condition 2012-08-14 12:52 - TP4865 (Moel Tywysog)

FB Number: S3508   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On my bike today. A long route designed specifically to visit this pillar, coming up from the coast via Abergele and St George, then returning via Pandy Tudur, Llanrwst and the Conwy Valley. Had a mixture of weather, but all fine for cycling and bringing excellent views from aside the pillar. Tywysog in Welsh means prince; I wonder if there is some special history about how this hill got its name ... ?

Mynydd Tryfan and Siabod beyond


Good condition 2012-08-11 14:36 - TP7318 (Glyder Fach Ferrule)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I'd just been over on Tryfan to see Ted Richards (Father Ted on here) completing his round of the Welsh Nuttalls. Finding this quite unusual trig on Glyder Fach topped off a very highly enjoyable day out in this wonderful part of the Snowdonia National park.


Inaccessible 2012-08-07 12:14 - TP9461 (Templeton Carpet Factory)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 6/10

Had a good search outside of the building, but it seems that the most likely place for this bolt is going to be on the roof. Will be quite a mission to talk ones way up there if this proves to be the case.

Templeton Carpet Factory


Remains 2012-08-06 15:14 - TP2745 (Deadh Choimhead)

FB Number: 10501   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

Made my approach from the Glen Lonan road. Eventually won my battle through the thick plantation and made it out onto the open hillside. Harvested handfuls of juicy bilberries before topping out to find the thunderbolt stricken ex-Vanessa pillar. Didn’t fancy returning the same way, so spied out the Connel Bridge and tramped down in that direction instead. Not a great route either, but at least it kept the coniferous confusion to a minimum.


Good condition 2012-08-05 16:33 - TP10309 (Druim na Dubh Ghlaic)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Last island on the itinerary for our party, and for me, the climax of the day. For a change we had a track virtually the whole way up to the trig and had no bother in spotting it. Shuna's position right amongst the isles, and also near to the mainland, brought excellent views in each and every direction. The best though being found looking out westwards 50 metres from the bolt, with row after row of islands forming a smart line behind the quaint sleepy village of Toberonochy on Luing.

View westwards


Possibly missing 2012-08-05 15:06 - TP10310 (Lunga)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Second bolt of the day that we were unable to locate. At the northern end of the island was a group of kids receiving kayaking lessons and we could hear their instructor's voice bellowing from over half a mile away. It would be much better to come to this island when it's deserted instead and spend the day exploring it all in total peace and quiet.

View of the highest point of the island


Good condition 2012-08-05 14:15 - TP9762 (Fladda Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On the way between Eilean Dubh Mor and Lunga we spotted a basking shark. The boat slowed right down for a couple of minutes, giving me a chance to take a steady photo.


Possibly missing 2012-08-05 12:24 - TP10311 (Garbh Eileach)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Seven people here and not one could find the bolt. Depressing.


Good condition 2012-08-05 10:48 - TP3035 (Eileach An Naoimh)

FB Number: 10507   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

First island of five in a day excursion with a boatful of hill and trig baggers. We had a look around the remains of the monastery, and then all converged upon the trig pillar. It was a grey and murky start to the day, with poor visibility, but nonetheless I have to give this a high score just for the inaccessibility and the craic with the other guys.

Scarba, Sgeirean Dubha and monastery remains


Good condition 2012-08-04 16:52 - TP8118 (Corlach)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

The assault to this bolt began on the track down beside Barbreck River, 500m west of the top of Corlach. The first section was through deciduous woodland which posed little problems, but the last, very steep, bit, through thick bracken ... well, I was glad once that was behind me and I had made it safely over the crest. Immediately, I couldn't help but notice the three unmistakable Paps of Jura rising up far beyond Loch Craignish. Incredible. The bolt itself is impossible to miss as long as you are looking in the right place. It's as big as a teacup! I descended down the same slope just a bit further along, but it was still a poor route. Maybe a better way is going as far as Barnlunich and then up over Meall Reamhar.

Loch Craignish
The bolt and Ben Cruachan on the skyline


Good condition 2012-08-03 13:11 - TP2006 (Carron)

FB Number: S8759   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited this interesting pillar on my way to the nearby bothy. Conditions were fair and mild and I was in no hurry, so I took one extended 30 minute lunch stop here.

View of the outcrops


Good condition 2012-08-03 11:23 - TP2545 (Crarae)

FB Number: S8739   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Ascended from the track to the west and encountered four grouse near to the summit. A.Cameron 1985 has been scratched into the cap. It wasn't me, honest! Decent views of the environs of Loch Fyne.

Cap graffiti


Good condition 2012-08-02 18:30 - TP9577 (Lochgilphead Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-08-02 16:53 - TP5980 (Silvercraigs)

FB Number: S8755   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nearing the end of a day coastal walking between Minard and Lochgilphead, I came within sight of this hill. From a distance it didn't look challenging, so I decided to go for it. My approach began from the northeast (NR895850), near to Tinkler's cave. It started out through: trees, horrible dense gorse, tall bracken and finally a marsh. This, altogether, had only brought me to the foot of Silver Craigs. Climbing here I managed to encounter all the above at once it seemed. Reaching the summit I nearly missed the pillar, so well camouflaged was it. The flush bracket needed some soil cleaning off, but otherwise everything else was in good nick. Coming down was just as dicey as I went due west to the nearest house. From there it was along the coast again to Castleton House (private), via the beautiful Glac Mhor.

View SW from atop the pillar


Good condition 2012-08-01 11:49 - TP2720 (Dalchenna)

FB Number: S8712   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Passing by on a coastal walk from Inverary to Minard, I made a brief diversion from my route to take in this hill. I found an useful gate off the A83 (beside a triangular 'bend' sign), and after crossing an area of marsh a distinct cattle path soon took me up to the 100m contour. A yomp eastwards over tussocks for five minutes more, and then the pillar was in my sights. It had been a depressing rainy day, but currently it was at its least worst, and my efforts were rewarded with the majority of the local Loch Fyne hills being clear of cloud and clag.


Good condition 2012-07-31 17:41 - TP2889 (Dun Corr-Bhile)

FB Number: S8706   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I went to have a look at the tower first, and scanning over the terrain I decided to back track some way and ascend through the clear felled area instead of directly through the trees. It was not long then before I found the pillar, situated on a rough tussocky hilltop, with a wealth of interesting mountains springing up in all directions. It was overcast, with a weather front moving in, but all tops were clear, including Ben Cruachan, over a dozen miles away to the north-northwest. I returned the same way I'd come, back down to Inverary.


Good condition 2012-07-31 11:51 - TP4842 (Miltonhead)

FB Number: S8761   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a walk from New Lanark youth hostel to Carluke train station via the Clyde Walkway. Gets an extra point for the historical significance.


Slightly damaged 2012-07-30 16:11 - TP5563 (Quothquan Law)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

I saw this hill from Tinto and decided that it would be worthwhile of a nice extra trig visit. Finding access from southwest of the pillar was less than straightforward, and just as I reached the top it started to seriously pour down with rain. I soon beat a hasty retreat to the north, with a couple of unwitting cows sliding down the muddy hill behind me. By the time I reached the shelter of the bus stop back in Thankerton, sopping wet, the sun had come out, beaming down again. Oh, the joys of this most unusual of hobbies.


Good condition 2012-07-30 14:14 - TP6491 (Tinto)

FB Number: S8052   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A day of sunshine and showers, feeling quite cold for the time of year. Luckily it was clear whilst I was at the top and I got some excellent views of the hills in this part of South Lanarkshire.


Destroyed 2012-07-30 14:14 - TP10066 (Tinto)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Replacement pillar is still standing.


Slightly damaged 2012-07-30 12:43 - TP0502 (Thankerton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Logged this whilst in the area to climb Tinto. I got off the bus in Thankerton and proceeded to the A73 past Sherifflatts. At the junction there is a gate which can easily be climbed into the FBM field. At present the cows have munched the grass good and short.


Moved 2012-07-25 15:12 - TP5169 (North Ockendon)

FB Number: S3353   Condition: Moved   Score: 10/10

Every trig has a story to tell and this pillar has its own proud keeper on site eager to recount its coming to be here. A very interesting and insightful hour was spent with Ian discussing the ins and outs of designing the website and many current topics relating to trig hunting in general.


Good condition 2012-07-25 13:49 - TP7329 (Grinlow Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A pleasant little diversion before heading down into Buxton.


Good condition 2012-07-25 13:02 - TP0942 (Axe Edge)

FB Number: S2766   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An interesting viewpoint for the surrounding moors and hills.


Destroyed 2012-07-25 12:14 - TP3943 (Hind Low)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Logged this location from the safe side of the fence.


Good condition 2012-07-25 11:30 - TP3813 (High Wheeldon)

FB Number: S4154   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wasn’t expecting to find a stone-built pillar here and such surprising views.


Good condition 2012-07-25 10:52 - TP5317 (Parsley Hay Farm)

FB Number: S4145   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passing by on bike. A mistier day than of recent.


Good condition 2012-07-25 10:30 - TP4525 (Long Rake)

FB Number: S4172   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passing by on bike. A mistier day than of recent.


Good condition 2012-07-24 19:57 - TP9746 (Youlgreave Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Clearly visible from the two trig pillars north and south of the village, Noton Barn and Hopping Top. I took one final photograph of it before retiring into the youth hostel for the night.

View of this intersected station from two nearby trig pillars


Good condition 2012-07-24 19:19 - TP4015 (Hopping Top)

FB Number: S4203   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Hopping Top? More like hopping fences. A quick evening stretch of the legs from Youlgreave hostel.


Good condition 2012-07-24 17:30 - TP5191 (Noton Barn)

FB Number: S4183   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just one gate to climb from the road. Good views over Youlgreave.


Good condition 2012-07-24 16:37 - TP9747 (Bakewell Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-07-24 14:06 - TP6150 (Stanage Edge)

FB Number: S2156   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Logged whilst passing by on a long cycle ride. I would like to come up here sometime in winter without all of the tourists cluttering up the place.


Good condition 2012-07-24 13:28 - TP5267 (Ox Stones)

FB Number: S2159   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Swelteringly hot day. It felt warmer up here than down in Sheffield. I enjoyed the peace and brilliant views before cycling over to busy-busy Stanage Edge.


Good condition 2012-07-24 13:02 - TP5685 (Ringinglow)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Farmers were cutting hay in the adjacent field so I made do with just a view from over the fence.


Slightly damaged 2012-07-24 12:16 - TP8546 (Greystones)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

It needed a bit of unearthing to find again.


Destroyed 2012-07-24 11:15 - TP10005 (Upperthorpe School Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Demolished. Newly built houses occupy the site now. This Flickr pic shows its final days http://www.flickr.com/photos/38634071@N07/4695873578/ .

New houses where the school once was


Good condition 2012-07-23 15:21 - TP4577 (Loxley Common)

FB Number: 11505   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Was able to cycle right up to the pillar. Even when standing atop of it the views are still limited.


Destroyed 2012-07-23 15:21 - TP10105 (Loxley Common)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Replacement pillar is still standing.


Good condition 2012-07-23 14:58 - TP9256 (Loxley School Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-07-23 14:18 - TP9257 (Bole Hill School Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Couldn't find it 2012-07-23 13:59 - TP8549 (Walkley Bank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

I searched the corner of Woodfield Road and down in the park as well, but lacking a sketch or any probing tools I was always going to be up against it. There are great views across to the Rivelin and Loxley valleys from here however though.

View from Walkley Bank


Good condition 2012-07-23 12:33 - TP8967 (Cholera Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Possibly missing 2012-07-20 15:21 - TP8102 (Pen-Llithrig-y-Wrach)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

Looks like another one swallowed up by a cairn. Visited Pen Llithrig y Wrach as part of a round of Llyn Cowlyd also including Creigiau Gleision, starting and finishing down at North Llanrwst train station. The heather is starting to come into flower now and there were plenty of fresh bilberries to pick on the way. The views from the summit were excellent as always, with faraway peaks of Southern Snowdonia easy to identify. Cader Idris, Arans, and a good deal more.

The bolt is most likely buried beneath the cairn


Good condition 2012-07-14 17:09 - TP1673 (Brookholme)

FB Number: S5384   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Logged whilst waiting for a train connection in Lancaster.


Good condition 2012-07-14 16:04 - TP9857 (Morecambe Harbour Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Possibly missing 2012-07-14 13:46 - TP8398 (Sandylands Bridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Looking at the width of the pavement here I think that we can say goodbye to this one.


Couldn't find it 2012-07-14 13:08 - TP8400 (Balm Hill Bridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

No obvious sign of it but I hold out hope that it still survives hidden away in the undergrowth.


Damaged 2012-07-14 12:45 - TP6542 (Torrisholme Barrow)

FB Number: S5369   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Nice views. Nosey cows. Trig has taken a battering.


Good condition 2012-07-14 11:28 - TP5604 (Red Bank)

FB Number: S5333   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a coastal walk from Carnforth to Morecambe.


Couldn't find it 2012-07-14 09:31 - TP0598 (Lancaster FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

This appears to be covered over again. I was unable to locate the bolt in the wall to start with, and after repeated efforts probing for the trig with a pointy stick had to give up my search as a lost cause. All of this left me needing to rush back to town to catch the 1001 train to Carnforth with just a few minutes to spare.


Good condition 2012-07-14 08:39 - TP8028 (Ashton Memorial)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Arrived too early in the day to get to have a look inside the building. A nice city setting, and I would certainly come again given the chance.


Good condition 2012-07-14 08:34 - TP7143 (Lancaster)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

It's still there and doing well in a very pleasant part of the park.


Good condition 2012-07-14 08:22 - TP10418 (Lancaster Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I took a 'just in case' snap of this spire as I walked from the Town Hall over to Williamson Park to log the FBM.


Good condition 2012-07-14 08:19 - TP9367 (Lancaster Town Hall Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-07-07 11:00 - TP4490 (Lletty-Yr-Eos)

FB Number: S8580   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Was logging by bicycle today; came up from Abergele via Pentrefail Crossroads rivet. The views from the pillar were very good after a day of rain cleared the air yesterday. The 3000ft Snowdonian peaks were not quite clear, though Siabod was free of cloud, the Denbigh Moors, and one of the Berwyn tops just poking out some way away to the southeast.

Lletty-Yr-Eos trig view


Good condition 2012-07-07 09:59 - TP0175 (Pentrefail Crossroads)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Needed to kick away some grass and mud to expose it again. Moelfre Isaf trig pillar is visible a mile away to the east-southeast in a gap between the trees.


Good condition 2012-06-20 14:55 - TP8842 (Wannock Windmill Apex)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very well preserved windmill.

The windmill


Good condition 2012-06-20 13:28 - TP6953 (Wilmington Hill)

FB Number: S3986   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Long but easy ascent from Littleton. Extensive views of the South Downs and the Weald.

Western view from on top of the trig


Good condition 2012-06-20 12:16 - TP0430 (Frog Firle)

FB Number: S4004   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Logged it through the fence from the road.


Good condition 2012-06-20 12:12 - TP0552 (Alfriston)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Deep amongst nettles, but not too hard to find.


Good condition 2012-06-20 11:37 - TP6370 (The Comp)

FB Number: S3975   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Got to it from the golf course. Glad that I was wearing jeans for all the nettles.

View from inside the hedge


Destroyed 2012-06-20 10:56 - TP2178 (Chyngton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Gone, but appears to be a nice neighbourhood.

View towards Cliff End (TP2222)


Good condition 2012-06-19 10:20 - TP9310 (Pier Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A lovely walk along the seafront and pier just before heading to Devonshire Park in town for a excellent sunshine filled day watching top class lawn tennis.

Eastbourne Pier Dome


Unreachable but visible 2012-06-19 09:54 - TP9508 (Royal Sovereign Light Lamp)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Spotted from the Eastbourne lifeboat station with the aid of binoculars and compass. It would seem indeed very difficult to get a close up view, but there are fishermen launching from the shore nearby, plus a sailing club a little way along, so it might not be completely out of the question to get out there.


Possibly missing 2012-06-19 09:46 - TP7774 (Eastbourne)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

Agreed, doesn't seem to be here anymore.

Eastbourne seafront seen from the lifeboat station


Good condition 2012-06-19 09:30 - TP9064 (Christchurch Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Couldn't find it 2012-06-18 19:52 - TP8812 (The Peak)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Had a quick look around the tumulus but the long grass put me off a detailed search. It seems now that I was a short distance too far to the south anyway.

The tumulus mound


Slightly damaged 2012-06-18 19:31 - TP6948 (Willingdon Hill)

FB Number: S3985   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Came up via Jevington and the bridleway through Friston Forest. Good views of Eastbourne.


Good condition 2012-06-18 17:21 - TP2222 (Cliff End)

FB Number: S3981   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Came along the Seven Sisters on a bright but blustery afternoon.


Good condition 2012-06-18 15:20 - TP0453 (Beachy Head)

FB Number: S1834   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit here. The first time the cliffs were cordoned off as the police tried to talk down a guy threatening to top himself.


Good condition 2012-06-18 14:36 - TP2972 (East Dean Hill)

FB Number: S5076   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Logged on the way from Eastbourne youth hostel to Beachy Head.


Good condition 2012-06-09 15:35 - TP1052 (Barr Mor)

FB Number: 10472   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Dry, bright and calm conditions for this day's walk. Out and back to Rubha Fiart from the Achnacroish ferry. Pretty sure I saw a pair of golden eagles circling above the patch of woodland to the northeast. Final trig pillar of a four week Scottish island jaunt. Pleasant times :).

View towards Mull


Good condition 2012-06-09 14:10 - TP8883 (Ladys Rock Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen many times from the ferry. This day I went to view it from Rubha Fiart on Lismore. Eilean Musdile appears to be unreachable by foot even at the lowest tide.

To the left of the lighthouse


Good condition 2012-06-09 14:10 - TP9763 (Eilean Musdile Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Seen many times from the ferry. This day I went to view it from Rubha Fiart on Lismore. Eilean Musdile appears to be unreachable by foot even at the lowest tide.


Couldn't find it 2012-06-08 14:27 - TP7933 (Garbh Ard)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Didn't see it when logging the pillar. Highly likely grown over.

Could be anywhere in that


Good condition 2012-06-08 14:26 - TP3306 (Garbh Ard)

FB Number: 10489   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Came the coastal way from Benderloch. Around Ardmucknish Bay, fording the river, and then for as far as I dared below the high tide line to somewhere just east-southeast of the pillar. Climbed up to eventually find the trig through what can only be described as dense jungle. Total Godzilla country. Well worth it in the end for the view and satisfaction. Descended to Camas Nathais and continued my walk around Rubha Fion-aird. All very much harder than it would suggest on the map.

Below the tower
Watch out for the seaweed
Graffiti on cap
View northeast


Good condition 2012-06-08 11:25 - TP1197 (Beinn Lora)

FB Number: 10488   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easily won trig on good forestry path. A bit dull and overcast so could have scored a nine otherwise. Checked out the lie of the land across the bay ready for an assault on Garbh Ard (TP3306).


Couldn't find it 2012-06-06 16:27 - TP7968 (Orosay (Barra) )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

On tidal island. Rising waters were threatening to cut me off so my search was perhaps not as thorough as it could have been

Only found this egg there
Looking southeast


Good condition 2012-06-06 13:29 - TP1982 (Carnan (Isle Of Mingulay))

FB Number: S8887   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Day visit to the island on the Boy James through Barra fishing charters. Time was a bit short so I contented myself with just a visit to the trig and then twenty minutes watching the birds on the cliffs. I could write reams about how amazing this island is, but in the end you just have get out there and experience it for yourselves.

Beautiful FB pic


Good condition 2012-06-06 10:01 - TP8881 (Dubh Sgeir Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the boat to Mingulay at high tide.

Dubh Sgeir Beacon


Good condition 2012-06-05 21:21 - TP8045 (Castlebay RC Church Tower Apex)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Returning to the hostel on the way back from Heaval.

Castlebay RC Church Tower Apex


Good condition 2012-06-05 20:16 - TP0668 (Heaval)

FB Number: S6042   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Evening walk straight up from Dunard Hostel. As I reached the 250m contour Hitra and Boreray (St Kilda) revealed themselves far out in the open ocean, just in line with the slope of Beinn Mhartainn. At the summit the view eastwards was not so great, plus the pillar was a bit scruffy so that’s why I’ve not scored this higher. The way down was much quicker on the good path past the statue to the A888.

Spider points to St Kilda
View south


Good condition 2012-06-05 15:39 - TP3718 (Heishival More (Vatersay I))

FB Number: S8889   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A relaxing day spent exploring Vatersay at my own pace. I approached the pillar from the west after going to see the tidal island. Views from the top were nice, but not quite as good as on other hills in the area. I took a direct steep northeast line down to the road, which was less than ideal.


Good condition 2012-06-04 21:21 - TP1302 (Ben Tangaval)

FB Number: S8832   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Ascended from the south, through a gate not far from the causeway. Got my first good look at Mingulay and the other uninhabitated islands. It was really clear to the Inner Hebrides as well. When the sun decides that it wants to shine this really is an extraordinary place. I continued down to the coast at Rubha na Doirlinn, which must be quite a sight in a storm. I finished the evening off returning to the causeway just as the full moon rose over the Sound of Vatersay. Magic.

Looking towards Beinn Mhor on South Uist


Good condition 2012-06-04 20:15 - TP8880 (Sgeir Liath Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy to see from the road to Vatersay

Painted white like a trig but bigger


Good condition 2012-06-04 19:05 - TP7967 (Rudha Glass )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Not instantly obvious to find but I built up the cairn next to it a bit to help future triggers.

Walking pole points to the disc


Good condition 2012-06-04 18:19 - TP7733 (Barra)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to spot at the fire station.

Visible from the road


Possibly missing 2012-06-04 12:53 - TP8200 (Greian Head Op)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 6/10

My poor run of form with rivets continues. Nice views to the main ridge of the island.

Maybe it was once on that patch of concrete


Good condition 2012-06-03 20:33 - TP8169 (Ben Scurrival Transfer Point)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Got more excited for this than the nearby pillar. Hehehe.

It's a whopper


Good condition 2012-06-03 20:29 - TP1297 (Ben Scurrival)

FB Number: S8851   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nice coastal walk to this starting from the road end.


Good condition 2012-06-03 16:45 - TP7919 (The Stack (Stack Islands) Cairn)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the Sound of Barra ferry. Was talking to someone so didn't get the chance to photograph.


Good condition 2012-06-03 15:33 - TP1295 (Ben Scrien (Eriskay I))

FB Number: S8890   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Fun steep ascent from the first junction after the causeway. Could see all the features marked on the topograph, with the exception of Coll and St Kilda. Had to make haste back down to catch the Sound of Barra ferry, but would really like to explore the whole island some other time.

Looking down to the causeway


Good condition 2012-06-03 12:53 - TP5487 (Pollachar)

FB Number: S8892   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Came through the gate to the north by the houses and had to cross a bramble filled ditch. Better views are found sitting outside of the Pollachar Inn.


Good condition 2012-06-02 16:12 - TP3573 (Hallan Cemetery)

FB Number: S8903   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My first visit to this spot was in November 2009 when I ended up sleeping outside the groundsmans shed after arriving on the late ferry. Excellent visibility to nearby hills today and up and along the coast too.


Good condition 2012-06-02 13:45 - TP5765 (Rudha Ardvule)

FB Number: S8891   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Clear and bright conditions. The wind behind me most of the time. Walking the shore and machair from Howmore to Daliburgh. Plug missing.

View south


Good condition 2012-06-01 16:36 - TP3549 (Haarsal)

FB Number: S8902   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Yomped down from the top of Hecla past Loch Airigh Amhlaidh and up this brief incline. The same as with Hecla, I was able to see the islands of Hirta and Boreray out on the horizon, though now only half of each was showing due to the curvature of the earth.


Good condition 2012-06-01 14:55 - TP8168 (Hecla)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Started the day at the bothy at Usinish. Heaved my rucksack up to the top of the glen and then made my way northeastwards to the summit. The bolt was easy to find on a rock near to the cairn. The views were far ranging and the wind was scarcely noticeable. Mountains of Harris, Skye and Rum Cuillen, Beinn Mhor, Hirta and Boreray out to sea, all easy to spot. The only thing missing was Barra, which gives an excuse to explore the intervening hills further south another time.

Hecla Bolt
Hecla Bolt view


Good condition 2012-05-31 13:06 - TP0849 (Anaigh)

FB Number: S8981   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quite possibly the most uninspiring pillar in all the Western Isles.


Good condition 2012-05-30 17:00 - TP2192 (Claddach)

FB Number: S8978   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Dog barked. Owners appeared to not be at home. Ticks were out in force around the pillar. Nothing much else to note.


Good condition 2012-05-30 14:01 - TP1280 (Ben Langass)

FB Number: S8982   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Wasn't expecting such amazing views from this little hill top. Did the circular walk including stone circle and chambered cairn.

Ben Langass trig view


Good condition 2012-05-29 16:26 - TP5562 (Quirang)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nearing the end of a great day walk along the Trotternish Ridge. The flat summit is not the most inspiring but the views are still grand.


Good condition 2012-05-29 13:40 - TP1184 (Beinn Edra)

FB Number: S9404   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Cloud came down right as I reached the top but the rest of the day was excellent.

The pillar has got his hat on


Good condition 2012-05-28 20:29 - TP2557 (Creag Chragach)

FB Number: 10078   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Came up from the back of the youth hostel. Walk was a bit disappointing but views fine.

Creag Chragach trig view


Damaged 2012-05-27 12:21 - TP3700 (Healaval Beg)

FB Number: S6006   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Done as part of a circular walk from Ollisdale bothy including Healaval Mhor. Hot weather and outstanding views in all directions.

Healaval Beg seen from the southwest


Couldn't find it 2012-05-25 14:45 - TP8267 (East End of Base)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Possibly grassed over

Not the sort of place to go poking about with a trowel


Couldn't find it 2012-05-25 13:53 - TP8268 (Oiseval)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 8/10

Possibly grassed over.

View on the way back down


Good condition 2012-05-25 12:56 - TP6131 (St Kilda)

FB Number: S8820   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

It's funny the emotional energies we sometimes expend, just to take a wee ride in a boat and then go for a walk up a hill. I was lucky enough to get here on my first time of asking, though I met another, who on his fourth attempt finally managed to make the crossing. Standing next to the pillar in the beaming sunlight and looking down over Village Bay a heavy load of anxiety and stress I'd been harbouring for days suddenly lifted off me. To me, and I'm sure many others, this is THE trig to get to, and to have been able to log it in perfect conditions is all that I could have ever wished for.

Village Bay seen from the trig


Destroyed 2012-05-25 12:38 - TP7890 (Conachair)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 8/10

The rivet was probably once on this squat pillar pictured (sundial?). There doesn't appear to be any other obvious place it could be. Boreray and the Stacs look magnificent from this viewpoint. Eastwards, I couldn't see the hills of Harris or any other intervening islands. I liked it that way anyhow, open ocean in all directions.

View from the top


Couldn't find it 2012-05-25 12:16 - TP7889 (Mullach Mor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

The least inspiring of all those I visited on the island.

Lots of junk around here


Good condition 2012-05-25 11:49 - TP7548 (Mullach Sgar)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy access. Easy to find. Nice view of Dun.

Pole points to the surface block


Good condition 2012-05-25 11:42 - TP7830 (Clash na Bearnaich)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The approach to this surface block from the track leaves you open to bonxie attacks from all angles. Always fun :). The trig is a very impressive lookout point over the village and bay, and also through The Gap to Boreray.

Pole points to the surface block


Couldn't find it 2012-05-25 11:21 - TP8266 (West End of Base)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Possibly grassed over.

Looking east to the abandoned village


Good condition 2012-05-25 08:10 - TP8877 (Red Rock Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the boat to St. Kilda.

Red Rock Beacon


Good condition 2012-05-25 08:08 - TP8878 (Sgeir Volinish Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seen from the boat to St. Kilda.

Sgeir Volinish Beacon


Good condition 2012-05-24 15:18 - TP2101 (Chaipaval)

FB Number: S8988   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I'd camped out the previous night overlooking the beach to the east of the pillar. I spent the morning following the coast around to Toe Head, with its bolt (TP7483). An excellent walk in its own right. By the time I reached the top of Chaipaval I was suffering quite a bit with the heat and dehydration. I stopped long enough to cool down slightly and admire the wonderful views in all directions, before pressing on to Am Bothan bunkhouse in Leverburgh for some serious liquid replenishment.


Good condition 2012-05-24 13:39 - TP7483 (Toe-Head)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Came around the coast from the east, passing by the two natural arches on the way. It may seem a bit excessive to score a lowly bolt with a ten, but on a lovely sunny day like today this corner of Harris really does merit it.

Walking pole points to the bolt


Good condition 2012-05-23 16:12 - TP2217 (Clett Nisabost)

FB Number: S8991   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Really was great to a get a high up view of the area after having walked the superlative sands of Luskentyre.

Sound of Taransay


Good condition 2012-05-22 14:02 - TP3038 (Eitshal)

FB Number: S7665   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very good viewpoint in the centre of the island.


Couldn't find it 2012-05-21 15:59 - TP8182 (Mangersta)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Possibly hidden beneath the cairn.

Looking towards Mealisval


Good condition 2012-05-20 16:37 - TP5132 (Nisa Mhor)

FB Number: S8147   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Only a quick walk up but a classic Hebridean vantage point soon unveils itself.

Looking over Miavaig


Good condition 2012-05-18 19:29 - TP6328 (Teahaval)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Approached from the east up Gil Uilisgir (see 1:25000 map). The barren rocky summit really feels a whole world away from the cosy visitor centre at Calanish I was supping a milkshake in a few hours earlier. There appears to be a clear line of sight back to the standing stones, so if any trig painter fancies a challenge then this is one pillar that could certainly benefit from a quick coat of paint. Revisited 15/09/2013 on a Marilyn bagging walk with Jonathan de Ferranti and Alison Fox.

Towards Great Bernera
The Flannan Isles are visible to the westnorthwest


Good condition 2012-05-16 17:25 - TP0661 (Butt of Lewis)

FB Number: S8151   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Clear day with great views across to the mainland. Hardly any wind but still rough as hell out to sea.


Good condition 2012-05-16 17:19 - TP7261 (Butt of Lewis 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Good condition 2012-05-16 17:19 - TP9674 (Butt of Lewis Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2012-05-16 17:19 - TP7262 (Butt of Lewis 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Good condition 2012-05-16 14:12 - TP8257 (Aird Dell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy to find next to the cairn. Visited at the start of an excellent coast walk around the Butt of Lewis to Port of Ness.

Aird Dell surface block


Good condition 2012-05-15 21:47 - TP7832 (Stornoway)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First active station I've visited that was actually within reach.


Good condition 2012-05-15 21:46 - TP7719 (Stornoway Bench Mark)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this bench mark.


Good condition 2012-05-15 19:33 - TP1091 (Bayble Hill)

FB Number: S8045   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Near to the end of a long walk out to Tiumpan Head and back from Stornoway. Excellent views to the mountains of Harris, Trotternish, and hazier, across to the mainland.

Peat bank and trig pillar


Good condition 2012-05-15 16:30 - TP9675 (Tiumpan Head Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.

Tiumpan Head Lighthouse


Good condition 2012-05-14 16:41 - TP7537 (Ullapool )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station


Good condition 2012-04-21 15:17 - TP8745 (Bangor College Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited whilst waiting for a bus connection in Bangor.


Good condition 2012-04-20 19:00 - TP5391 (Pen-Pwll-Melyn)

FB Number: S5792   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Felt like I'd run The Grand National with all the fence jumps needed to make this into a circular walk from Hamilton Backpackers in Fishguard. Decent coastal views, with the added plus of the Preseli Hills to the east.

East towards the Preseli Hills


Slightly damaged 2012-04-20 12:51 - TP5580 (Ramsey Island)

FB Number: S7057   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Came over on the 1000 sailing and made my way really slowly up to Carnllundain, stopping at all the viewpoints on the south end of the island first. 3 pairs of buzzards were hovering over the summit as I approached. I eventually found the 'herd' of Red Deer sunbathing to the north of the trig after a long period scanning through binoculars. Ireland is about 79km away to the northwest so could be visible on a really good day. It's still £15 for the boat and RSPB members get the £4 landing fee back (so it's well worth joining if you haven't already done so). The wardens and volunteers who get to stay on the island for extended periods are very fortunate people. http://www.ramseyisland.com/

Looking across Ramsey Sound from the top of the hill


Good condition 2012-04-19 18:50 - TP7383 (Carn Hen)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

An exquisite evening walk up here and out to St Davids Head from the youth hostel. Very tempted to give this a ten, but will save that for the next, Ramsey Island.

Carn Hen bolt


Good condition 2012-04-19 13:58 - TP6055 (Solva)

FB Number: S6686   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice even flush bracket code. Decent views out to sea.

Looking WSW towards Ramsey Island


Destroyed 2012-04-19 12:23 - TP7833 (Haverfordwest (1956))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Nothing to see here.


Good condition 2012-04-19 12:20 - TP7239 (Haverfordwest)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited whilst waiting for a bus connection in Haverfordwest.


Good condition 2012-04-19 11:51 - TP9021 (Haverfordwest Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Couldn't find it 2012-04-18 16:38 - TP4903 (Moor Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Had a frustrating look about the farmyard but couldn't find anything. Nobody around to ask either. Is it gone for good or was I looking in the wrong place? Also went to visit the original location, not a lot to see up there either.

What the "LL am I doing here?


Good condition 2012-04-18 14:24 - TP0717 (St Anns Hill)

FB Number: S1549   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited on a circular walk from Marloes YHA which also included an attempt to locate Moor Farm moved trig pillar.


Good condition 2012-04-17 17:32 - TP0211 (Marloes)

FB Number: S6544   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Near to the end of a lengthy afternoon walk from Johnston train station to Marloes YHA. This is an excellent viewpoint for St Brides Bay. My trip to Skomer the following day was cancelled due to rough seas, but not to mind, gives another reason to visit this lovely part of Pembrokeshire one more time.


Good condition 2012-04-17 13:19 - TP1525 (Bolton Hill)

FB Number: S6338   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached the pillar by the way described by Glaslyn (there is no need to climb any high barbed wire fencing). No views to speak of from the trig itself, but some alright ones southwards from outside the scrub. I awarded an extra point for the sense of adventure.


Good condition 2012-04-09 13:01 - TP0523 (Liverpool)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited prior to going to watch my team (The Blues) stick four past Sunderland, w0000!


Good condition 2012-03-28 15:59 - TP7273 (Glasgow)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Good condition 2012-03-28 12:01 - TP0040 (Bridge Of Orchy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this rivet.


Good condition 2012-03-28 12:00 - TP0565 (Bridge of Orchy FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this berntsen.


Possibly missing 2012-03-28 11:41 - TP7158 (Bridge of Orchy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 6/10

Fruitless search for the FBM, but brought back pleasant memories of walking the West Highland Way in June 2008.

No FBM, but nevermind, the sun is shining


Good condition 2012-03-27 12:00 - TP1142 (Beinn A Chrulaiste)

FB Number: 10467   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I had stayed the night at the Kings House Hotel and with the weather being so good I couldn't pass by the chance to leg it up here. Met a guy at the top that appeared to be a Loch Lomond National Park ranger, and who had also come up on the spur of the moment. He had been here on previous occasions, and I'd agree, that with views of this calibre, it's certainly well worthy of repeated visits throughout the seasons.

Obligatory Buachaille pic


Good condition 2012-03-24 12:45 - TP2869 (Duart)

FB Number: 10236   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I had a couple of hours to spare before the last boat back to Oban so occupied my time walking the coastline of this picturesque corner of Mull. I stood atop the pillar as a ferry passed by, but alas it was too far away to see if anyone was waving to me.


Good condition 2012-03-23 16:02 - TP1223 (Beinn Nan Lus)

FB Number: S9718   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Quick up and down on the way to Tomsliebhe. Somewhat hazy, but still an impressive summit.


Good condition 2012-03-23 11:54 - TP6444 (Thorcaill)

FB Number: 10365   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy find on a coastwalk from Craignure.


Couldn't find it 2012-03-23 10:01 - TP8123 (Java)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

No access from Java Point currently as the area is being redeveloped for a health centre. I approached from Sgeir Mhic Chomhain but had no joy in locating the bolt.

View from the general vicinity of where the bolt should be


Good condition 2012-03-22 15:46 - TP1025 (Bardrishaig)

FB Number: S9720   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

The higher of the two Luing trig pillars. The walk up the west side of the island really is a superb one, looking out to the Garvellachs and uninhabitated southeast coast of Mull. Back towards the mainland we can see the dramatic summit of Ben Cruachan from the trigpoint, and to the north, the scenic isle of Seil rounds out the view.

Top of trigpoint, plus view north


Good condition 2012-03-22 12:50 - TP0868 (Ard Luing)

FB Number: 10233   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Absolutely spectacular views today. Visited on a walk around the island. Kind conditions underfoot on well grazed grass. Hard not to stand here without looking at Scarba and thinking 'Now, how do I get to there next'.

Looking up the Sound of Luing towards Mull


Good condition 2012-03-21 11:53 - TP1222 (Beinn Nan Gudairean)

FB Number: 10357   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views, disregarding the masts. The nearby topograph has been vandalised.

Cap has gone walkies


Good condition 2012-03-20 14:06 - TP8063 (Beinn nan Caorach)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Wild fires of spring 2011 have left this hill clear of heather, and it was a doddle to walk up. The bolt is pretty obvious at the highest point. Great view of the Paps of Jura from here. I kept finding melted golf balls on the way down. Shows how windy it must get here as the golf course is half a mile away and 100 metres down!

Walking pole points to the bolt
Beinn nan Caorach bolt


Good condition 2012-03-20 10:36 - TP1226 (Beinn Oronsay)

FB Number: 10354   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

A definite feeling of remoteness about the pillar, but surprisingly easy to get to. Came across The Strand at low tide, however would have preferred a longer stay watching the high waters come and go.

The view north


Good condition 2012-03-18 15:18 - TP1942 (Carn Breugach)

FB Number: 10478   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Had amazing views and weather for this walk around Kerrera, especially at Gylen Castle. Though in true Scottish fashion I got hit by a hailstorm sweeping in from the west when I was most exposed at the top of the hill.


Good condition 2012-03-17 18:16 - TP6510 (Tom Ard)

FB Number: S9787   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Arrived here in good time to see the sun setting behind Mull. The area to the east of the pillar is littered with wind-fallen trees, so take care if approaching from that direction.

View almost blocked by trees now


Good condition 2012-03-17 17:44 - TP0491 (Connel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The best view I've seen from a FBM yet.

Eagle fly free


Good condition 2012-03-17 17:19 - TP7583 (Oban)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Good condition 2012-03-16 18:10 - TP3604 (Harbour)

FB Number: S9701   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

My final pillar of Coll and Tiree. A crowd of locals gathered to see me log it (see pic).

Mobbed by Tiree's version of hoodies


Possibly missing 2012-03-16 17:18 - TP7970 (Urvaig)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 7/10

I left this location a bit perplexed about whether I succeeded in locating the brass plate or not. To begin with I searched the highest point of the rock outcrop. I didn't find anything there, except a mound of grass that could possibly be concealing something. I scoured the surrounding area and saw nothing of interest, just a rusty discarded wheel. I wasn't sure of what I was looking for anyway. Perhaps something like the Hydrographic Survey disc (TP7932) across Gunna Sound on Coll. Maybe a bolt or rivet(?); but I'd be there all day studying every rock in that close detail. Anyway, 15 minutes of searching the area yielded nothing. Back over by the 'wheel' I decided to try and budge it to see if there was more to it than first appeared. It was fixed solid to the ground and was obviously there for a reason. Possibly as part of a gun emplacement. It didn't seem to fit the description of brass plate, but there could have once been one fitted on the top. So, a possibly missing condition for now. Scenerywise, not quite as dramatic as Calgary Point, but still very nice.

The rusty wheel
View across Gunna Sound


Good condition 2012-03-16 15:16 - TP6681 (Vaul)

FB Number: S9730   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I was following a coastal route from Balephetrish, past the curious Ringing Stone. The location of the pillar was not the most spectacular on the island, but was still quaint and worth a visit.


Good condition 2012-03-16 10:39 - TP1190 (Beinn Hough)

FB Number: S9712   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached from the south on the transmitter service track. Conditions were fair and I sat over twenty minutes with a donut and chocolate muffin to snack on.


Good condition 2012-03-15 17:00 - TP1276 (Ben Hynish)

FB Number: S3644   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

After arriving on Tiree in wind, rain and mist, the conditions had improved quite nicely by the time I reached this top. Not quite enough to be able to see Skerryvore Lighthouse, but still a 100% improvement. The flush bracket side was built up with soil and I had to scrape a bit away to confirm the number of S3644. The radar station was hard to ignore and it did detract a bit from the experience of reaching this island top.

View from the track below the pillar
TP1276 - Ben Hynish S3644


Good condition 2012-03-14 16:51 - TP1273 (Ben Hogh)

FB Number: S3674   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Last of the five pillars on Coll. Today I was walking the southwestern half of the island from Arinagour. The highest point appears to be at the nearby 106m spot height. Descended to the road past the very interesting balancing boulder just below the trig.


Good condition 2012-03-14 13:51 - TP7932 (Calgary Point)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Found whilst logging the adjacent pillar.

The disc


Good condition 2012-03-14 13:50 - TP1877 (Calgary Point)

FB Number: S9541   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

There are some brilliant golden sands southeast of here and across Caolas Ban on Gunna. Hydrographic Survey disc right next to the pillar.

Calgary Point trig pillar


Good condition 2012-03-14 11:41 - TP2064 (Ceann Fasachd)

FB Number: S9548   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Decent views over Loch Brechacha and to its castle. A bit misty seawards towards Mull however.


Good condition 2012-03-13 17:12 - TP2168 (Chrotha)

FB Number: S9902   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Climax of a tough circular walk from Arinagour, which took me from Sorisdale along the wild northeast of the island. The pillar sits on an interesting rock outcrop, and definitely rewards all effort in reaching it.


Good condition 2012-03-13 14:02 - TP2847 (Druim Nan Carn)

FB Number: S9547   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

First trig of a tour of Coll and Tiree, and most probably the best of the lot. It was island overload for me: Outer Hebrides to the northwest, Small Isles to the north, plus plenty of Mull to be seen to the southeast. A view certainly on par with, or even better than, Cnoc Uamh nam Fear on Islay, for low-lying coastal locations.

Looking out to the Atlantic


Slightly damaged 2012-03-12 10:18 - TP7169 (Necropolis)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this FBM.


Possibly missing 2012-03-12 10:11 - TP0577 (Necropolis FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

Mooched about the area of rock seen in iainmac's photo. No obvious evidence of any bolt.


Good condition 2012-03-07 11:47 - TP5650 (Rhiw Lwyd)

FB Number: S8546   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Bright and clear conditions up here today. Plenty to see. Siabod, Tryfan, Carneddau, Arenigs, Manods, plus Mynydd Hiraethog to the east. Visited on a quick round from Penmachno and back via Cwm Eidda.


Good condition 2012-03-05 13:34 - TP3328 (Garth Mountain)

FB Number: S7338   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Cycled here from home (Rhos-on-Sea), visiting Bodnant Gardens on the way, and then up the very steep road from Eglwysbach. The views across the Conwy Valley were mostly clear today and there was fresh snow covering the tops of the Carneddau. I made my return past the picturesque angling lake, Llyn Syberi, before hunting down the Marl Cold Stores flush bracket on Black Cat roundabout http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm14817 .


Good condition 2012-03-01 12:08 - TP2494 (Craig Goch)

FB Number: S8459   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a circular walk from Corris Hostel. Visibility was less than 100m, hence the poor score.


Good condition 2012-02-29 15:38 - TP6697 (Waen Oer)

FB Number: S8453   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Had some great weather for this day's walk. Started off down at Dolgellau, then came up along a back road to the Cross Foxes Inn and along the A470 to the car park. The good conditions continued up to the trig and without too much trouble I could see most of the hills in the area from it. I continued along the ridge, to the southwest, and then quickly down through the conifer plantation, finishing up in Aberllefenni.


Good condition 2012-02-24 10:34 - TP7226 (Trawsfynydd)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Logged this and the nearby berntsen whilst waiting for a bus on a grim rainy day.


Good condition 2012-02-24 10:28 - TP0603 (Trawsfynydd FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The number 35 bus dropped me off right on the corner a dozen paces away from the trig point. It doesn't get any easier than that.


Good condition 2012-02-21 16:43 - TP0173 (Llanfairfechan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I was over this way on my push bike visiting Llanfairfechan library. I made my approach from the junction to the southwest. There is a footway here signposted for Lavan Sands which runs beside the dual carriageway. When this ran out I had to ditch the bike and walk the last 250 metres along the verge. Once I'd logged the trig I retrieved my bike and headed down on the track to the shore, then through the nature reserve on the right of way back to Llanfairfechan.


Good condition 2012-02-15 11:18 - TP0986 (Ball Farm)

FB Number: S5163   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

For an innocuous looking pillar it did get the blood pumping quite a bit. I climbed over the gate at Church Hill Cross and followed the field boundary to the next gate. I left my rucksack here and then followed this hedge up to the top. This turned out to be the wrong side for the trig. I climbed the gate here and managed to find the pillar, just a dozen or so metres on. As I was logging the flush bracket I heard the sound of a quad bike crossing the field I’d only just vacated. I made a dash for it, back down the field on this side. Thoughtlessly I’d left my rucksack out of reach on the other side of the gate. I must have leapt over, grabbed it, and been back again in just ten seconds. There was another gate leading to the road in the field just a few hundred metres on. I did my best to blend into the hedge as I headed towards it. I turned back to see the shepherds dog watching me from a gate halfway up the field, but luckily it remained quiet. All that remained was to get back onto the road. I approached the gate to find a car in the space there with its engine running. Were they trying to surround me? I climbed over anyway, working out my explanations. It was quite a surprise then to see that it was in fact a taxi?!?! and it drove off before I had chance to see who was in it. This was my final trig of 25 from a multi-day continuous walk in the region and it certainly was the most eventful logging experience of them all.


Good condition 2012-02-14 14:20 - TP3290 (Galford Down)

FB Number: S5631   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I came up from the road to the south through the woods. I looked along both sides of the hedge until, on the way back, I noticed the very overgrown flush bracket. I cleared away some of the ivy but it is still very densely covered.

Seen from near to the cairn


Good condition 2012-02-14 11:30 - TP5579 (Ramsdown Plantation)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside, but well hidden in the hedge. The best view is from just a little bit higher up.


Couldn't find it 2012-02-14 10:44 - TP1563 (Bradstone Barton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Climbed up onto the hedge embankment but couldn’t see it. Was a bit pushed for time so didn’t search any further.


Destroyed 2012-02-13 19:43 - TP4373 (Lawhitton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

I didn’t know which field to look in, plus it was dark as well. I ended up in the grounds of Launceston Cricket Club where they were constructing a new club house or something. There was no sign of the trig around there. I gave up searching and retired to the practice nets, where I camped for the night.


Good condition 2012-02-13 11:57 - TP1600 (Bray Down)

FB Number: S5614   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

An excellent viewpoint this one. Dartmoor visible in the distance to the east, and to the north, Lundy could be seen out to sea. Very close to getting top marks.


Good condition 2012-02-12 18:16 - TP6937 (Widewalls)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was a consolation trig as it was too late in the day to head onto the moor and log Brown Willy. Second pillar in a row that I couldn’t see the flush bracket. It was a little too dark to see much of the surrounding area, but what I could still make out looked nice.


Good condition 2012-02-11 15:50 - TP6178 (Sticker Down)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I’d started the day’s walk at Truro, and, after already having to miss out on Grampound FBM due to lack of time, I was determined to make it up here at least. I entered the field through the gate, and so, from this side I wasn’t able to see the flush bracket, but could still lean over to touch the pillar. There were good views seaward and inland to the Cornish Alps, though I would imagine they would be more impressive from standing right on top of the pillar. I sat down a while on the nearby telegraph pole and then carried on, through St Austell and over to Roche.


Couldn't find it 2012-02-09 16:30 - TP5738 (Rosemullion)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 3/10

I climbed into hedges on both sides of the track but could not catch a glimpse of the trig.

The track


Good condition 2012-02-09 13:28 - TP1631 (Brill Hill)

FB Number: S7694   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Only pillar found on a long day, which took me from Sithney, near Helston, to Falmouth, visiting many beautiful inlets of Helford River along the way.


Good condition 2012-02-08 16:52 - TP6573 (Tregonning Hill)

FB Number: S1722   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

The nearly-setting sun was beaming golden rays of light through cloud onto the sea as I went about logging this pillar. The scenery in every direction was outstanding, just only a little bit hazy in the direction of Falmouth and The Lizard, which was all that stopped me from giving this pillar full marks.


Good condition 2012-02-08 16:50 - TP8033 (Ashton War Memorial)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Was there to see the nearby pillar, but had a quick walk around the monument first.


Couldn't find it 2012-02-08 16:35 - TP0326 (Balwest)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Spent 10 minutes studying the concrete around the bench in close detail. Maybe it has been hidden by some grass or moss. Great views.

Late afternoon view of the bench


Unreachable but visible 2012-02-08 14:07 - TP2667 (Cudden Point)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

Came up from the coast path whilst walking from Penzance YHA to Granary Barn backpackers near Sithney. Going to have to log this as unreachable but visible.

Deep in the hedge even in winter


Unreachable but visible 2012-02-07 17:06 - TP7159 (Madron)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

I had already tried to find this before moving on to the nearby berntsen. I’d been looking through the overgrown roadsides, but seeing the gate jogged my memory. I managed to get a view of the FBM over the hedge from the field and it still appears to be in good condition.

FBM can be seen to the left of the glass


Couldn't find it 2012-02-07 16:57 - TP0635 (Madron FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

I spent a good 5-10 minutes prodding the ground with my walking pole but no joy.


Good condition 2012-02-07 15:35 - TP0634 (Sancreed FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

By the Sancreed sign. I uncovered it a bit more.


Good condition 2012-02-07 15:29 - TP7200 (Sancreed)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy roadside find.


Good condition 2012-02-07 13:22 - TP0009 (Bartinney)

FB Number: S1706   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Visited on a walk from Land’s End to Penzance. Amazing views from the top, ranging from The Lizard right out to the Isles of Scilly. I had a very interesting time on the way down exploring the ancient wells and Carn Euny Settlement.


Good condition 2012-02-07 10:37 - TP4337 (Lands End)

FB Number: S8142   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Excellent visibility today. Could see the Isles of Scilly on the horizon. Was last here in the summer of 2009 whilst walking around the southwest. It was nice and quiet while I was at the pillar, but soon there were two coaches worth of tourists on the way.


Unreachable but visible 2012-02-07 10:37 - TP9879 (Longships Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 7/10

Seen from Lands End trig pillar.

Longships Lighthouse seen from Lands End


Destroyed 2012-02-06 18:34 - TP4173 (Kerris Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Last stop on an evening round from Penzance YHA. The security gate was very high and intimidating. I got a nice view from the top of a double decker bus the next morning though.


Slightly damaged 2012-02-06 18:23 - TP7186 (Paul)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Out of sight behind a car. Needed quite a bit of finding by torchlight.


Couldn't find it 2012-02-06 18:18 - TP0636 (Paul FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

It was dark, misty and raining. A quick glance at the overgrown verge told me to not bother looking.


Good condition 2012-02-06 17:26 - TP0637 (Tolcarne FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to find behind the bench.


Good condition 2012-02-06 17:26 - TP7224 (Tolcarne)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked past it to begin with, but couldn’t miss it on my way back down.


Good condition 2012-01-31 15:45 - TP7388 (Pen Marian (BM))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this surface block, just a little bit iced over.

Walking pole points to the surface block


Good condition 2012-01-31 14:37 - TP8164 (The View)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Retrospective log. I came up to find this on my way to Pen Marian surface block, having seen it on the OS database. Rewarding feeling of elevation for its modest height. The Conwy Valley and its mountains dominate the west, whilst aggreable farmland sweeps away to the south and east.

Looking southwest


Good condition 2012-01-24 12:47 - TP4589 (Lyde Cross)

FB Number: S7883   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I came up here to pass some time whilst waiting for a train connection in Hereford. At first I thought that the hedge was going to be impenetrable but I soon found a way through just past the stile to the northeast.

The best view seems to be from the highest point of the footpath


Good condition 2012-01-23 15:44 - TP2375 (Condicote)

FB Number: S5784   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

After a couple of disappointments earlier on in the day at Icomb Tower and Wyck Beacon it was nice to be able to get up close and personal with this trig. I was on a long circular walk from Stow-on-the-Wold youth hostel and had just come up from The Slaughters. I continued along Ryknild Street Roman Road to Condicote village to round out an excellent day, and then returned to Stow via Upper Swell.


Unreachable but visible 2012-01-23 13:12 - TP7085 (Wyck Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

With far too many people about at the time I resigned myself to just getting a photograph from the roadside.


Destroyed 2012-01-23 12:36 - TP7688 (Icomb Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Of the three trig points that I visited on this day the views around here were quite possibly the best.


Slightly damaged 2012-01-19 12:40 - TP5247 (Oswestry Station)

FB Number: S3121   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

A nice 10 minute interlude whilst waiting for a bus connection in Oswestry.


Good condition 2012-01-18 16:33 - TP6667 (Upper Riddings)

FB Number: S1856   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I walked up from the River Severn at Coalport along a thin yellow road that was a bit busier than I would have liked. I turned left onto the track to Swinbatch, and then accessed the trig pillar via a gap in the hedge and the field boundary. It was hard to concentrate on the view with the sound of pylons fizzling overhead. I returned back the same way and narrowly missed being caught out by somebody driving up the track.


Good condition 2012-01-18 11:59 - TP0712 (Wrekin)

FB Number: 2980   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I approached from the northeast, having started out at Wellington train station. There were quite a number of other walkers about given that it was midweek. The visibility at the top was good and I was able to spot most of the landmarks on the topograph. I descended the steep path to the southwest, heading on to Ironbridge.


Good condition 2012-01-17 11:17 - TP7696 (Cwm Howard)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this bolt.

The rock with the bolt


Good condition 2012-01-17 10:35 - TP7334 (Castell Deganwy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second time looking for this after a failed attempt last spring. No such problems today. Overcast sky, but still nice views all around. Continued on to Cwm Howard Bolt.

Walking pole points to the surface block


Good condition 2012-01-15 15:26 - TP7581 (Rhuddlan Marsh Embankment)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I'd previously visited on 16/11/2011 but it was too dark then to find the bolt. No problems today however as it was a perfect calm sunny day. Was on my way home after cycling to Kinmel Bay to collect some maps bought on eBay. All healthy fun for a Sunday afternoon in January.

View west along the coast


Couldn't find it 2012-01-10 13:06 - TP7689 (Mynydd Isaf)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

I had a good look around but couldn't find anything.


Possibly missing 2012-01-10 12:22 - TP7699 (Semaphore Station)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 5/10

I may have possibly located this surface block. Near to one of the rusty iron shackles is a patch of concrete which appears to be somewhat more recent than the other remains. I await somebody else digging it out more and/or confirming that it is the trig point in question. For more information about the North Wales Coast Semaphore System go to http://www.llanddulashiddenhistory.co.uk/wind.htm .

The walking pole points to the patch of concrete


Good condition 2012-01-10 11:36 - TP7700 (Creigiau Cochion)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this block.


Good condition 2012-01-10 11:09 - TP7690 (Maes-Y-Facrell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this surface block.


Good condition 2012-01-07 12:15 - TP0724 (Malvern)

FB Number: 2974   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A great afternoon outing on this popular hill, with 20+ mile views in most directions. I came onto the main ridge at Upper Wyche and then followed the easy track up to the highest point. I carried on over North Hill, finishing off down in Malvern Link. A first class trig to start the year off with.


Remains 2011-12-29 13:28 - TP7311 (Manod Mawr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 8/10

Came up from Cae Clyd via Llyn y Manod, but on the way down got wind and hail-blasted through the quarry instead, then onto the disused incline which gave me a speedy descent to Bethania. A tough afternoon, though worth it for decent views in most directions.


Good condition 2011-12-15 14:28 - TP7706 (Bod-Ruffydd)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this block.


Good condition 2011-12-14 11:26 - TP4495 (Llysfaen Resr)

FB Number: S7342   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I arrived with binoculars and zoom camera at the ready but ended up climbing over the gate anyway.

Sunset panorama from near to the pillar. Pics taken 04/03/10.


Good condition 2011-12-07 12:58 - TP2736 (Darwen Moor)

FB Number: S3476   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I was up on a day trip to Blackburn and had come here via Fernhurst Hill trig pillar and Tockholes village. It was so windy on top that it was a battle to take photographs. Still, I can't complain as I was lucky enough to have the place to myself. After climbing up the tower I then made a hasty retreat down to Darwen.


Good condition 2011-12-07 11:37 - TP3143 (Fernhurst Hill)

FB Number: S4562   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Blackburn train station. Got a bit disorientated in the new housing estate not marked on my map. Happycyclist's paintwork on the pillar still looks lovely. Continued onwards next to Darwen Moor.

Trig and trees


Good condition 2011-12-05 10:43 - TP4011 (Hope Mountain)

FB Number: S3106   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited on a walk from Wrexham to Mold. Clear, frosty conditions made for some excellent views.


Damaged 2011-12-02 12:30 - TP3318 (Garnedd Goch)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Up from Llanllyfni and then down over Mynydd Craig Coch. A moderate but icy wind at the top. Very good views in all directions. Pillar is still standing (just about).

Garnedd Goch trig


Good condition 2011-12-02 10:12 - TP5416 (Pen-Y-Groes)

FB Number: S7269   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited prior to heading up to Garnedd Goch trig pillar. Good views today.


Good condition 2011-12-01 13:52 - TP2090 (Cefn-Cwmmwd)

FB Number: S7320   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Nipped off the number 42 bus and logged the trig before it returned from Llangefni. Climbed into the hedge to see the flush bracket.


Good condition 2011-12-01 13:00 - TP0770 (Aberffraw)

FB Number: S7328   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Visited on a walk from Malltraeth to Aberffraw which also included Hermon trig pillar. The weather was starting to turn grey a bit but the views were still very good.


Good condition 2011-12-01 11:26 - TP0170 (Hermon)

FB Number: S7294   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on a walk from Malltraeth to Aberffraw which also included Aberffraw trig pillar. The lady of the house was just driving out of the gate and was happy and willing to let me inspect the trig.


Good condition 2011-11-30 12:29 - TP7748 (St Asaph)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.

St Asaph Active Station


Good condition 2011-11-30 11:41 - TP2082 (Cefn Meiriadog)

FB Number: S3510   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on a walk from Bodelwyddan to St Asaph which also included St Asaph Active Station. It was a bright, pleasant morning with far ranging views.


Good condition 2011-11-29 12:16 - TP5421 (Pen-Y-Mwdwl-Eithin)

FB Number: S7340   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Visited on a walk from Llanrwst to Eglwysbach in some pretty abysmal weather conditions.


Good condition 2011-11-26 11:16 - TP4125 (Iwerddon)

FB Number: S8549   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

With strong winds and rain forecasted I made the decision to keep off the exposed tops today and visit this forest trig point instead. I headed into the trees from Fedw Deg on a poor, but waymarked path, then took a left turn onto a good forestry track. Next, I turned right onto an OK path at a sign marked Iwerddon 26 (pictured) and then, after a few hundred metres, headed left in the general direction of the trig at a slight gap (little stream and uprooted tree). The springy forest floor was fun to walk on and the density of branches wasn't too bad here. When I crossed the little mossy wall running NE to SW (Explorer map) I knew I was getting close. Finding the pillar hidden away in its little clearing was certainly much more of an intimate experience in comparison to logging one on the top of a mountain, visible from miles away. All the colours and shapes of the mosses had me fascinated, and I could have easily slipped into a meditative trance sitting upon the trig absorbing the tranquility and nothing else.

Iwerddon 26
The mysterious world of Iwerddon trig pillar


Good condition 2011-11-25 13:52 - TP5415 (Pen-Y-Graig)

FB Number: S7303   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited on a walk from Bethesda to Y Felinheli which also included Douglas Hill trig pillar. Found it okay, without too much fuss from the Seion lane.


Good condition 2011-11-25 12:02 - TP2815 (Douglas Hill)

FB Number: S7316   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on a walk from Bethesda to Y Felinheli which also included Pen-Y-Graig trig pillar. It was very windy, but at least the views were still good.


Good condition 2011-11-24 14:46 - TP4466 (Llaneilian)

FB Number: S1630   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited on a circular walk from Penysarn which also included Parys Mountain trig pillar. It was very windy, but at least the views were still good.


Good condition 2011-11-24 13:47 - TP5321 (Parys Mountain)

FB Number: S7305   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a circular walk from Penysarn which also included Llaneilian trig pillar. It was super windy up at the top and the nearby wind turbines were going like billy-oh.


Slightly damaged 2011-11-23 12:39 - TP4861 (Moel Oernant)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

I began the morning nice and early at Penrhos Isaf, to the southeast of Ganllwyd. I followed forest tracks and the old Roman Road Sarn Helen northwards, seeing some deer along the way. I took the Penystryd footpath which led across access land to 500 metres west of the trig. I had to walk round it twice to make sure that I hadn't missed the flush bracket. It was overcast and dull, but I could still see for many miles from the pillar. I descended through sheepy fields and joined the unfenced road between Bodyfuddau and Bronasgellog, leaving me with just a couple more kilometers to cover into Trawsfynydd.


Good condition 2011-11-21 13:39 - TP2074 (Cefn Cyfarwydd)

FB Number: S7480   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Was up against the clock today to get this pillar logged. I got off the bus in Trefriw and had ninety minutes to make it up the hill and find my way back down to the next village, Dolgarrog for the return journey. I was lucky to get 360° views from the trig pillar between rain showers. The views in the southern portion I found were particularly impressive, towards Crafnant and Geirionydd, and also over in the direction of Siabod.

Conwy Valley, seen from near to the trig


Damaged 2011-11-19 14:19 - TP4866 (Moel Wnion)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Started out from Abergwyngregyn and came up via the waterfalls. Had perfect walking conditions all afternoon, good visibility and only a slight breeze. Made a quick diversion over to Gyrn on the way down, and then finished off at Tan-y-lon.

Looking SE to the High Carneddau


Good condition 2011-11-18 10:45 - TP6628 (Twt Hill)

FB Number: S7216   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Excellent views over the town and to the castle. Really easy to reach.


Good condition 2011-11-17 13:19 - TP5661 (Rhoscolyn)

FB Number: S7233   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited on a walk from Holyhead to Valley, which also included Tre-Arddur trig pillar. Came along the coast path to the north, with strengthening winds and choppy seas. It was blowing a gale up at the trig point and I was very glad of the nearby stone shelter to stop for a snack. Given better conditions I'd rate this pillar even higher, but today it was still worth no less than 8/10.


Good condition 2011-11-17 11:55 - TP6565 (Tre-Arddur)

FB Number: S7296   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a walk from Holyhead to Valley, which also included Rhoscolyn trig pillar. Into the adjacent field from the kissing gate, over one wall (in the corner where it was most stable), and then out again, after logging, via the gate that Bridgeman mentioned.


Good condition 2011-11-17 11:01 - TP7423 (Holyhead)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Good condition 2011-11-17 10:48 - TP0519 (Holyhead)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this FBM.


Good condition 2011-11-16 13:29 - TP0604 (Dyserth FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Really easy to find thanks to the excavation work of MickandKim.


Good condition 2011-11-16 13:26 - TP7209 (Dyserth (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

"I am not a number, I am a FBM!" (The Prisoner)


Good condition 2011-11-16 13:17 - TP2492 (Craig Fawr)

FB Number: S3535   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Visited on a walk from Dyserth to Prestatyn. Conditions this afternoon were overcast and chilly. Got to dock a couple of points for all the graffiti.


Good condition 2011-11-15 15:36 - TP7579 (Foel Lus)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a walk from Conwy to Penmaenmawr to log several trigs in the area. At second cairn, just beyond the main summit shelter.


Good condition 2011-11-15 14:54 - TP7709 (Maen Esgob)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a walk from Conwy to Penmaenmawr to log several trigs in the area. I also took a detour to investigate the interesting little monument to the NNE along the way.

Walking pole marks the spot


Good condition 2011-11-15 13:54 - TP0522 (Conwy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a walk from Conwy to Penmaenmawr to log several trigs in the area. I also noticed a rock with the familiar OS Benchmark symbol on it nearby (see pic).

Nearby rock with a benchmark The FBM is just out of sight beyond the power lines.


Slightly damaged 2011-11-15 13:33 - TP7668 (Conwy Mountain)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Visted on a walk from Conwy to Penmaenmawr to log several trigs in the area. I also noticed what appears to be a bolt on the side of a rock about 30-50 metres away along the path to the ENE (see pics).

Is this another trig point nearby? Close up.
Walking pole marks the spot of the possible bolt The Great Orme behind gives a reference point


Good condition 2011-11-14 10:46 - TP4862 (Moel Seisiog)

FB Number: S8548   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I walked up from Llanwrst along steep lanes and then accessed open moorland to the northwest of the trig at Cefn-rhudd. This way was quite hard going through marshy ground and tussocky grass. The visibility at the pillar wasn't brilliant, only a couple of miles, but at least it hadn't affected my route finding. I came down on the good track to Nebo and then continued to the A470, which I followed back into Llanwrst.


Damaged 2011-11-12 11:00 - TP4858 (Moel Hebog)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Got an early start today, walking up on the well defined path from Beddgelert. The overnight low cloud was still hanging around the top depriving me of any view, but on the positive at least it was still very mild for the time of year. I descended to Bwlch Meillionen whilst the view over to Snowdon came and then went again. I finished off by going through the plantation and then getting the Sherpa bus back from Rhyd Ddu.


Good condition 2011-11-11 12:44 - TP0520 (Caernarfon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached from the east on the track from Cae-Forgan. Plenty of cows gathered around the trig but no farmer or dog to be seen.


Good condition 2011-11-11 11:19 - TP4877 (Moel-Y-Tryfan)

FB Number: S7442   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

My 111th logged visit and a very appropriate date to reach the number indeed. I only missed 11:11 by ten minutes and probably would have made it too, if it wasn't for strong winds hindering me and also stopping to read the information panel. I began and ended the day's walk at Bontnewydd, diverting on the way down to take in the FBM at Uwchlaw'r Farm (TP0520).


Good condition 2011-11-10 14:09 - TP8959 (William Thomas Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Was there to see the nearby pillar, but had a quick walk around the monument first.

Little and large


Good condition 2011-11-10 14:06 - TP5048 (Mynydd-Y-Garn)

FB Number: S7334   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

This was my best trig pointing walk in Wales, outside of the Snowdonia National Park, to date. I started off by following the coast path west from Cemaes Bay: past Wylfa Head, the nature reserve at Cemlyn Bay and, over the rocky promontory of Carmel Head, before at last making it up Mynydd-Y-Garn. Mile after mile of rolling farmland of the Isle of Anglesey was laid out before me to the south and beyond, the mountains of mainland North Wales stretched out along the horizon from the Carneddau in the east, right through to Bardsey Island at the tip of the Lleyn Peninsula. It seemed like it should have also been clear enough to view Ireland to the west, but alas, not quite clear enough.

View south towards Lleyn


Good condition 2011-11-09 12:01 - TP4878 (Moel-Y-Waen)

FB Number: S3101   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had just been to Moel Gyw trig pillar north of here. Accessed the hill from the stile to the northeast and enjoyed unimpeded progress in a direct line right up to the trig. For the second time in the day I had no view from the top. I followed the fence down and then returned to Ruthin via the charming village of Graig-fechan.


Good condition 2011-11-09 10:57 - TP4857 (Moel Gyw)

FB Number: S3103   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Came up from Ruthin on the bridleway through Bathafarn Farm. Cloud had closed in all around by the time that I reached the top. Continued south to Moel-Y-Waen trig pillar.


Good condition 2011-10-29 15:48 - TP1740 (Bryniau)

FB Number: S7304   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Chose a rainy Saturday afternoon to attempt to access this pillar. Climbed over the gate mentioned by mickandshane and onto the course. Got shouted at by one golfer but just because I was in the way of his shot. I then helped another to locate his ball so all was cool. The trig was simple to find from there. It was just a pity I couldn't hang around too long to take in the view properly.


Slightly damaged 2011-10-17 12:34 - TP2880 (Dumbarton Castle)

FB Number: S5015   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

It was pouring with rain and was set to stay that way as I left Loch Lomond youth hostel. I followed pavements through streets of the Vale of Leven as far as the castle, at the river mouth. Because the weather was so terrible I had the whole site to myself which helped make the location much more dramatic. The trig itself has seen better days, with the cap missing and some minor damage, but I still thought it very worth the admission charge. On from here I walked along the Firth of Clyde for some way and then retreated onto the cycle track. I passed under the Erskine Bridge on the Forth and Clyde Canal towpath, and at Dalmuir I finally gave in to the rain and caught a bus into Glasgow city centre.


Good condition 2011-10-16 10:56 - TP4138 (Jura)

FB Number: S3680   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

At first light I bounded off along the track past Inver Cottage having started from the relative comfort of Feolin Ferry. My progress up to the Sloc Brodach hillside was quicker than I had expected and it was from there that I slip-slided my way across the moor to attain the northwest slope of the mountain. A few hundred metres south of Loch an Oir I spied out a good line of grass between scree runs, and it was up here that I started my climb. It had rained almost daily for the week I’d spent over here and today it was really like struggling up a big jelly shaped sponge. Once at the summit I found the trig pillar tucked away in a stone shelter and I joined it for a very intimate ten minutes, scoffing away chocolate sweets. All too soon it was time to move on once more and I started down via the same route once again. To reduce the gradient a bit I descended more gradually across the rocks to Na Garbh Lochanan. With the sun shining brightly in my face I retraced my steps along the track to the ferry and began the long 32 hour journey back home to Wales.

Sgriob na Callich, on my way back down


Good condition 2011-10-15 09:40 - TP1208 (Beinn Na Doire Leithe)

FB Number: S9082   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Passing by on a walk from Feolin Ferry to Craighouse I ventured off the road in thick fog to try and locate this trig. It took a little bit of faith and persistence to find, and it was quite a welcome moment when the familiar shape appeared out of the gloom. I found the pillar in a very good condition, but this was the only highlight of an otherwise miserable rainy day.


Good condition 2011-10-13 12:53 - TP2295 (Cnoc Uamh Nam Fear)

FB Number: S9078   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I approached the long way, from the south, via the farm track to Smuall after having earlier visited the trig pillar on Cnoc Mor. I followed various waterlogged land rover tracks to the fence running along Sliabh Bhratain. After a brief detour there to safely avoid the crag I then sauntered forward among the highland cattle along the welcoming turf of Gleann Tuath. It still needed an awkward walk/scramble to reach the trig up the steep heather clad slope, but upon reaching the top I was rewarded with the most spectacular view. I got my first clear view of Colonsay and then much further away, out in the middle of the ocean, lay the islands Coll and Tiree. I wonder why there seems to be so many trigs on Islay, maybe it has something to do with the abundance of distilleries.


Good condition 2011-10-13 10:27 - TP2285 (Cnoc Mor)

FB Number: S9081   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I visited this diminutive hill as part of an excellent day walk taking in the west coast of Islay. After following the coast path from Kilchiaran behind the radar station and then walking along the stunning beach of Machir Bay, I then cut across farmland on a straight line to the trig pillar. Up there I had good views south over the Rhinns of Islay and also, beyond, to the north coast of Ireland. Across to the east I hear the calls of a giant flock of geese over Loch Gorm nearly a mile away. It was a great trig to start the day with and the next one, Cnoc Uamh nam Fear, would be even better.


Good condition 2011-10-12 14:36 - TP1262 (Ben Cladville)

FB Number: S9291   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I visited this small hill on a circular walk from Port Charlotte youth hostel. Walking in a clockwise direction I stopped off at Port Wemyss on the way to get a view of the unreachable but visible trig pillar on the island Orsay. After continuing through Portnahaven I then chose to approach Ben Cladville on the most direct line, up the farm track. By the barn a dog came out to greet me and then the farmer. After telling him where I planned to go he was very helpful and directed me on my way. The cloud at the moment was so thick that I could barely see down to the road from the summit, but I enjoyed it up there anyway. I finished off my walk back to the hostel along the road, via Kilchiaran.


Good condition 2011-10-11 16:35 - TP2283 (Cnoc Iolairean)

FB Number: S9003   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I began the morning at An Cladach bothy and visited this trig pillar on my way to Port Charlotte youth hostel. I climbed over the first gate and walked the full length of the little ridge, passing over a couple more gates on my way. The trig was an interesting interlude in a long day road walking, but really couldn’t warrant a better score due to its lowly stature. Also, the S9000 was still to elude me...


Good condition 2011-10-10 16:11 - TP1182 (Beinn Dubh)

FB Number: S9002   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I had been to Persabus trig before lunch and I came up here via Ballygrant Loch and the Mullach Dubh track. This led me further than was suggested on the map and took me through a gate in the deer fence. I approached the summit of Beinn Dubh from the west and then, after a brief slog up muddy deer trails, I reached the trig. The day had turned cloudy, but the sense of complete isolation about the place was what I remembered the most. A freshening wind saw me move off sooner than I would have liked. Down Glen Logan and through the nasty bracken to An Cladach bothy.


Good condition 2011-10-10 13:01 - TP5426 (Persabus)

FB Number: S9074   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I had just arrived as a foot passenger on the ferry and was on my way to An Cladach bothy. With time to spare though I decided to go for a look up here. I’d planned to cross the fence near to Heatherhouse, however I didn’t want to find out the hard way whether or not it was electrified. About 200 metres northward I found a wooden fence in a corner near a stream that I could get over. It was then only a short way to the top, but it proved to be more of a challenge than expected over waterlogged ground and inhospitable terrain. The views out over the Sound of Islay more than made up for this little inconvenience. I returned to the road the same way and then headed on to the next trig pillar of the day, Beinn Dubh.


Slightly damaged 2011-10-09 16:22 - TP4120 (Island Davaar)

FB Number: S8566   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

I arrived in Campbeltown mid afternoon by coach and, after securing lodgings for the night, I then proceeded along the coast road to The Doirlinn causeway. I could see some cockle pickers in hi-vis vests out there already, but nobody else was headed onto the island besides myself. I started my circuit by walking to the lighthouse first and from there I waded up through the thick bracken to the top. There was a lot of cloud out to the east blocking the view to Arran, but there was still plenty to see of interest in and around Campbeltown Loch. After sitting for a few minutes next to the trig pillar I headed down on the much better path to the west. Before returning to the mainland I took a detour along the rocky coast to see the much talked about cave painting. I had forgotten to bring my torch, but it looked much better in the shadowy light anyway. This alone was worth making the trip over here for.


Good condition 2011-10-08 15:30 - TP2046 (Catacol)

FB Number: S8718   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

The day started out early following the coast path from Sannox to Lochranza. After booking in at the youth hostel I then followed the main road as far as Catacol, then took the gated track and stile up onto the hillside. There was a faint deer trail for part of the way, but the rest was then through heather to the top. By this point rain was driving hard at my back from seaward and all I noted of the trig pillar was the cap being in place and the interesting combination of numbers in the flush bracket. I didn’t even manage to secure a picture before retreating back down to Lochranza. I took a more direct line this time, aiming directly at the ferry that was just coming in, and soon joined up with the Postman’s Path down by the power lines. All that was left was just a short walk along the road back to the hostel, splashing through puddles to try and clean myself up a bit. Quite a miserable afternoon on the whole for a trig that could have delivered so much more.


Good condition 2011-10-07 16:36 - TP3393 (Goat Fell)

FB Number: S1607   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I arrived on Arran after taking the 12:30 sailing from Ardrossan. I hesitated little in finding the start of the Goatfell Track, which began my long ascent through the conifer plantation. I somehow managed to time my summiting to coincide with a heavy bank of cloud which reduced the visibility to a few hundred metres. Every now and then the dramatic ridge to North Goatfell poked out below the white, which made for an interesting five minutes up on the top. Unfortunately I couldn’t go down on a different path because I had to collect my rucksack from where I left it in the forest. A long walk in bright moonlight then took me to my campsite at North Sannox.


Slightly damaged 2011-10-06 17:39 - TP3570 (Halidon Hill)

FB Number: S6232   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

I began this walk alongside the river in Berwick-upon-Tweed. A mile past the Royal Border Bridge I took a track up to the A1. From there it wasn't too much further to the trig pillar via High Lentham. I came up to it through the open gate in the field east of Brow of the Hill. This evening I had very clear views west to the Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders and south, back down the coast as far as Holy Island. It was one of those special occasions when trigpointing takes me to somewhere great that I would have never otherwise thought of visiting.


Good condition 2011-10-06 12:22 - TP8899 (Farne Island Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Managed to pick a rare day to have the island virtually to myself. Apart from the resident wardens only one other day tripper came ashore with me. The views up and down the Northumberland coast really were exceptional, and inland to the Cheviots too. A particularly choppy crossing brought me back to Seahouses, but it just all added to the adventure.

Farne Island Lighthouse


Good condition 2011-09-27 12:52 - TP3212 (Foel Fras)

FB Number: S7491   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I came up from Rowen youth hostel, where I was staying, over the top of Drum. The views today ranged from fair to decent. Angelsey and the Clwydian range were visible, but it was hazy towards The Wirral and further inland too. I continued along the Carneddau tops to the Foel Grach Mountain Refuge and then down to Dulyn bothy for the night.


Good condition 2011-09-26 13:47 - TP6307 (Tal-Y-Fan)

FB Number: S7319   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This walk was dedicated to my late uncle whom I coerced into accompanying me up here one day in 2005. I had a strong drink in his memory and then descended down to Rowen youth hostel.


Good condition 2011-09-18 14:20 - TP2957 (Earls Seat)

FB Number: S1622   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I came up here from the south by way of Dumbreck trig pillar and then, once done, I headed down Fin Glen towards Lennoxtown. Whilst at the top I was treated to some of the best long range views on offer. I could already see the mountain peaks of Arran and now the unmistakable shape of Ailsa Craig was in sight too, sticking out of the sea many miles away. In the other direction the vista was just as impressive; ranging from the Arrocher Alps in the west to the Perthshire Hills in the east.


Good condition 2011-09-18 13:40 - TP2881 (Dumbreck Hill)

FB Number: S3669   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Middle trig of a trio for the day which also included Mugdock Hill and Earls Seat. The sky was really remarkably clear and I could distinguish the ridge of Goatfell all the way over on Arran in good detail. I just wished I had brought a pair of binoculars with me.


Good condition 2011-09-18 11:31 - TP4963 (Mugdock Hill)

FB Number: S3589   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked around the reservoirs first and then made a flying visit to the trig, accessing it from the nearby gate off the lane. The views were good north to the Campsie Fells, where I was headed next.


Good condition 2011-09-17 18:10 - TP2508 (Craigash)

FB Number: S3900   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Climbed a fence and walked straight up from Craigmaddie Reservoir. It was a bright sunny evening with much to see.


Good condition 2011-09-17 14:42 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)

FB Number: S3642   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited as part of a walk going to see relatives in Bearsden, starting out from Buchanan Bus Station. Decent views across to the Campsie Fells and nobody about in the park.


Good condition 2011-09-15 14:30 - TP1595 (Brassa)

FB Number: S4539   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I made my approach from the northeast via West Hill, having just visited Aith Ness trig pillar at the north of the island. There were a couple of workmen busy servicing the transmitters, but apart from them nobody else was about. I had one last look south down the length of the east coast before leaving, because the next time I would see it I'd be on the ferry sailing back home.


Good condition 2011-09-15 12:37 - TP0803 (Aith Ness)

FB Number: 10443   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I walked around Aith Voe from the mausoleum at Gunnista and then, after logging the trig, headed up to the highest point of the island, Ward of Bressay (Brassa trig pillar).


Good condition 2011-09-14 08:55 - TP6766 (Watch House)

FB Number: 10590   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I approached from the 110 metre contour on the B9075. It was really sunny and South Nesting Bay looked very inviting a mile away. Though, within a few hours it would be pouring with rain once again. I returned back to the road the same way I came.


Good condition 2011-09-13 16:13 - TP2216 (Clett)

FB Number: 10523   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I don't know why, but I really underestimated how great this trig was going to be. I should have known better because all the other cylindrical pillars in Shetland I'd seen were top mark jobs, and this one proved to be no different. Noss Head and Bressay were back, dominating the horizon to the south and I really had the feeling of having almost come full circle after over three weeks spent walking around the isles.

View south from the trig


Good condition 2011-09-13 10:07 - TP5254 (Outrabister)

FB Number: 10571   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I had camped the night at West Lunna Voe and walked out along the Lunna Ness peninsula for an easy start to the day. It was rather bleak and isolated where the pillar was and I could have happily stayed there much longer if I didn’t have to head off to Laxo to catch the ferry onto Whalsay.

View south from the trig


Good condition 2011-09-12 10:44 - TP6287 (Swinister)

FB Number: 10602   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A gloomy overcast day. A bit depressing as I only had a few days left in Shetland.


Good condition 2011-09-11 16:15 - TP3716 (Heights Of Ramnageo)

FB Number: 10577   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Final of three consecutive flush bracket numbers for the day (10575-10577). I followed the coast south from Gossabrough, passing by the twin sea arches of the Horse of Burravoe as I went. Once I’d logged the trig I descended directly to Burravoe village, reluctantly headed back to Shetland Mainland.

Horse of Burravoe
View southwest from the trig


Good condition 2011-09-11 13:37 - TP3897 (Hill Of Quheyin)

FB Number: 10576   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on a long through walk down the east side of Yell, which also included Hill of Lussetter and Heights of Ramnageo trig pillars. I agree, it is very peaty.


Good condition 2011-09-11 12:20 - TP3886 (Hill Of Lussetter)

FB Number: 10575   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The access to this trig was simple along the track leading up from Bugarth. It was a bright sunny morning when I visited and the waters of Mid Yell Voe were sparkling away happily in the light. I descended just east of due south over rough ground, to get me back onto the road 200 metres from the junction, by the burn. I then followed the road onwards to the second pillar of the day, Hill of Quheyin.


Good condition 2011-09-10 11:07 - TP4252 (Kirk Knowe)

FB Number: 10537   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unfortunately this was the only trig on Fetlar I got to visit as the camping böd was fully booked that night. It was a really poor day too, will have to return and see it all properly another time.

Looking north to Unst


Good condition 2011-09-09 16:51 - TP5577 (Ramnageo)

FB Number: 10451   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on a ‘there and back’ walk from Gardiesfauld Hostel in Uyeasound. I passed by the Clivocast standing stones first and then had a good look around Muness Castle, before cutting across some fields back to the trig. There was cattle grazing near to the pillar, including a very large bull, but they showed little interest in me and I was then free to inspect it at my leisure. Fetlar looked very impressive to the south and of course the rest of Unst lying to the north.

Pellets atop the pillar


Good condition 2011-09-08 19:15 - TP2221 (Clibberswick)

FB Number: 10448   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

After visiting Libbers Hill trig pillar and Herma Ness earlier in the day I checked into the Sergeant’s Mess Bunkhouse in Haroldswick, before heading up here. I started out from the corner of the road by the church and needed to climb over quite a few barbed wire fences on my way. I imagine that visiting the trig as part of a coastal walk would take away this little inconvenience. The view up and down the eastern coast of Unst was excellent and it made a great ending to a day that I been looking forward to for a very long time.

Clibberswick flush bracket Bit fuzzy, but it will do until someone else uploads another.
View from near to the trig


Good condition 2011-09-08 14:52 - TP9642 (North Unst Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Muckle Flugga, seen from Herma Ness on Unst. It's highly likely that this is the closest I'll ever get to this most northerly outpost of the British Isles, though, you never do know.

Muckle Flugga, next stop Iceland


Good condition 2011-09-08 12:51 - TP4409 (Libbers Hill)

FB Number: 10445   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

The walk up to the trig from the track at the north end of Loch of Cliff was somewhat boggy and wet, but to be fair was no worse than could be expected given the location. The views all around were really good, especially to Herma Ness and Saxa Vord. The sky overhead was full of Great Skuas, but being late summer they weren’t bothering me with dive-bombing. I spent the next few hours walking around Herma Ness, where the going was a lot easier. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to visit Saxa Vord trig pillar, but I did make it to the one on Hill of Clilbberswick however. Two out of three ain’t bad I suppose :-).

Libbers Hill Flush Bracket
View north towards Herma Ness


Good condition 2011-09-07 17:45 - TP3292 (Gallow Hill)

FB Number: 10450   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This trig visit was a spur of the moment decision. I'd just come across on the ferry from Yell and was on my way to Gardiesfauld Youth Hostel. It was a pleasant afternoon and I found it much more enjoyable going this way instead of along the road. The best views I found were east of the trig pillar looking down over Uyea Sound.

Uyea and Fetlar from east of the trig


Good condition 2011-09-07 13:20 - TP5849 (Scordabach)

FB Number: 10579   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked from Windhouse Lodge Camping Böd to the south. The wind was already bitterly cold for this time of the year. Gloup Voe I found to be very impressive. The views from the trig were excellent with much of Unst and also Mainland to see. I was on quite a high knowing that I was now getting very close to the most northerly point in the British Isles. I descended across the rough moor onto the track lying to the northeast. I then followed the road for several miles to catch the Bluemull Sound ferry.

The view southwest


Good condition 2011-09-05 09:38 - TP6879 (White Grunafirth)

FB Number: 10578   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I accessed this trig on a linear walk from the west, over Scora Field. The cloud level was well below the top of Ronas Hill, so any hope I had of going up there later quickly vanished. I came down by the most direct route to the Heylor road, past Crookna Water and then settled myself in for the long haul, walking along Ronas Voe with the rain strengthening.

The trig and Ronas Hill The pillar appears to have been painted since martine41's visit in June.


Good condition 2011-09-04 18:36 - TP6380 (The Faither)

FB Number: 10440   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I approached this trig pillar along the coast from the south, passing by some very interesting coastal scenery along the way. The view east on arriving at the trig across to Lang Ayre and Ronas Hill was, by no exaggeration, absolutely breathtaking. There was not a single sign of human habitation in the whole landscape. I returned inland, past the numerous lochs to Tingon farm and then followed the track back to Hamnavoe, just in time to get to Johnnie Notions Böd for a great sunset.

Lang Ayre and Ronas Hill
The trig and Ronas Voe


Good condition 2011-09-04 11:42 - TP3075 (Esha Ness)

FB Number: 10455   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

This was certainly one of my best days in Shetland as far as both the weather and the walking was concerned. I left the road behind at Tangwick, then followed the coast to Garderhouse and up to the trig. I continued around the rest of the awesome Esha Ness peninsula from there and, much later in the day, I would eventually make it up to The Faither trig pillar quite some way further northeast.

The trig and Isle of Stenness


Good condition 2011-09-04 11:42 - TP9643 (Esha Ness Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2011-09-03 11:57 - TP4961 (Muckle Roe)

FB Number: S9550   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I'd had an early start and needed to do a lot of road walking to get over here from the camping böd in Voe. I ascended on the track to the southeast and it was then quite simple to cover the rest of the distance to the pillar. The weather was threatening to close in, but I still had reasonable views to the north. Clear enough to pick out the very dramatic Drongs, several miles away by Hillswick. I headed down on the track past Loch of Bottoms and back onto Mainland at Roesound.

View from the trig


Good condition 2011-09-02 16:35 - TP6040 (Sneugie)

FB Number: 10595   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Returning from Papa Stour in the morning I made use of the Dial a Ride service to get a cheap taxi from West Burrafirth to Bixter. I set out along the B9071 in mist and rain, at that point planning to continue straight through to Voe. As I approached Gon Firth though there was a vast improvement in the weather, so at the first chance I was walking the coast to Grobsness and then headed on up to the trig. The central position in Shetland of the trig presented a really fascinating and complex landscape of sea and hills all around, and I took great joy in re-orienteering myself with the map opened out. Once I was familiar with all the new names and features, I descended to the east and Olna Firth, homing in on Sail Loft Böd for the night.

Olna Firth and Voe village


Couldn't find it 2011-09-01 15:21 - TP8192 (North Ness)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

I'd seen this marked as a trigpoint on a 1:25000 map. I found a smart looking cairn at the site, though unfortunately didn't search any closer for the bolt in question.

North Ness cairn


Good condition 2011-08-31 15:02 - TP5290 (Papa Stour)

FB Number: 10511   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

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.

View north to Esha Ness


Good condition 2011-08-30 14:21 - TP5846 (Scollan)

FB Number: 10465   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I’d visited Browland trig pillar earlier in the day, which I did enjoy a lot, but this one just knocked me aback with its desolate landscape of moor, crag, loch and ocean. I’d come up off the farm road and quickly reached the rugged hilltop. I was surrounded by complete wilderness in every direction, but as I finished taking photographs a group of four approached from the north. They told me that they lived in one of the nearby houses before continuing on. I wondered to myself about how the trig probably sees no-one for days and then now everybody suddenly turns up all at once. I then spent an hour or two wandering around Snarra Ness waiting for it to get dark, before passing the night in the ferry waiting room ready to go over to Papa Stour in the morning.

Looking towards Papa Stour
Scollan flush bracket


Good condition 2011-08-30 11:00 - TP1698 (Browland)

FB Number: 10540   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I started out from Walls village and, having just visited Scord of Brouster, I came up to this interesting hilltop with its chambered cairn. It was quite a bleak day and this helped set the scene very nicely. I then descended to the east, back onto the road where I walked round, in no big hurry, to my next trig pillar, Scollan.

Looking in the direction of Walls


Good condition 2011-08-28 09:15 - TP5957 (Shoostran)

FB Number: 10604   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I began this morning at the camping böd in Easter Skeld. It was bright and sunny up at the trig, with the red sandstone sea stacks at Sil Wick looking particularly striking. I then continued on, around Gruting Voe, to the böd in Walls, walking along the road in worsening conditions, glad of my early start.

View west over Sil Wick


Good condition 2011-08-26 17:51 - TP6897 (White Ness)

FB Number: 10457   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My walk to here took me from Banna Minn on West Burra, through Scalloway village and then around Whiteness Voe. A herd of cattle were overseeing the gate, but they soon stomped off as I climbed over. I found the trig pillar to be in satisfactory condition and the views over West Shetland were very good. I came back down the same way and then retraced my steps back to the excellent Böd of Nesbister where I stayed the night.


Good condition 2011-08-25 18:43 - TP4176 (Kettla Ness)

FB Number: 10510   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I began this walk on the opposite side of Shetland Mainland at Easter Quarff. After an awesome cross country hike from Wester Quarff I then made my way onto West Burra, following the road across the island Trondra first. By the time I reached Kettla Ness to the south it was early evening. Once I had visited the superb cylindrical trig I then sat on the cliff tops a while watching fishermen checking their creels below. I’d already pitched my tent back at Banna Minn and that night I enjoyed a truly beautiful red sunset over the mouth of the bay.

Sunset at Banna Minn


Good condition 2011-08-23 16:47 - TP3094 (Fair Isle)

FB Number: S4736   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I came up here on the track that crosses the landing strip and was treated to great views of the southern portion of Shetland in the distance. Ward Hill itself was a bit of a disappointment with all the rubble strewn about, but that did little to dull my enjoyment of the moment. I followed the coast around to the North Lighthouse and then back along the road to my digs at the bird observatory. All in all the whole island experience of my visit to Fair Isle still remains one of my most special in the British Isles and I wait for the day that I can go there again.

Looking south over the isle
Nearby sea stacks


Good condition 2011-08-22 11:56 - TP3182 (Fitful Head)

FB Number: 10599   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I began this walk mid morning from Betty Mouats Camping Böd at Scatness. After following the very nice beach at Bay of Quendale, I used the safe side of the fence to guide me up above the cliffs to the radar station at the top of Fitful Head. At this point the cloud was well below 200 metres and I didn’t notice the installation until I was virtually on top of it. The trig pillar was not in as such good condition as others I had seen recently and I was quick to carry on. The rest of the walk into the afternoon turned out to be one of the most memorable from my time in Shetland. After re-emerging from the clouds I continued north, and took in Loch of Spiggie, Scousburgh Beach, St Ninian’s Isle and May Wick before getting a bus back to the böd from Bigton.


Good condition 2011-08-21 19:46 - TP7299 (Sumburgh Head 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse


Good condition 2011-08-21 19:46 - TP9646 (Sumburgh Head Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Was there to see the nearby pillar, but had a quick look around the lighthouse afterwards.


Good condition 2011-08-21 19:46 - TP7300 (Sumburgh Head 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this active station.


Good condition 2011-08-21 19:45 - TP6251 (Sumburgh Head)

FB Number: 10543   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Earlier in the day I’d visited the Ward Hill trig pillar and this evening I decided to head up here as well while the weather was still on my side. I took the road up to The Compass first and then followed the great path along the top of the cliffs as far as the lighthouse car park. Being late in the evening I was privileged to have the place all to myself to study the views and sea birds. After taking in the trig and lighthouse I returned via the swanky Sumburgh Hotel.

Sumburgh Head from near The Compass
Sumburgh Head from near to the hotel


Good condition 2011-08-21 15:38 - TP6728 (Ward Hill)

FB Number: 10446   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nine miles or so of road walking brought me up here from my opportunistic camp site at Sandwick. The awesome scenery of South Shetland far eclipsed the rather grotty situation of the trig beside the water works. I then continued to the camping böd at Scatness, my place of rest for the night, with enough time to spare to make it up to the Sumburgh Head trig pillar whilst it was still light.

Looking towards Sumburgh Head


Good condition 2011-08-20 20:32 - TP1791 (Burraland)

FB Number: 10459   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I started walking this morning at Easter Quarff and spent the afternoon on the island Mousa, before making it up here in the late evening. The access was simple enough along the farm track from Sand Lodge. It was starting to get dark and was raining intermittently so I didn’t hang around long, but the walk around No Ness looked like one I’d like to do another day. I walked one mile further before electing to raise my tent beside the football pitch at the crossroads in Sandwick.


Good condition 2011-08-19 11:41 - TP5190 (Noss Head)

FB Number: 10534   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I arrived at Lerwick on the morning ferry and then took the first crossing onto Bressay. After crossing the island I was given my third boat ride of the day onto Noss. To avoid the delicate breeding grounds in the centre of the island I followed the coast around anticlockwise up to the trig pillar. The view from the top was really another class. I could see Sumburgh Head and Fair Isle far off to the south, the skyline of Foula to the west and Fetlar and Skerries to the north. It was the best possible introduction to the isles I could ever expect, given that I was just about to spend four weeks walking all around them. I continued the rest of the way around the island, returned back across Bressay onto Mainland and then camped for the night to the south at Easter Quarff.

View north from the pillar


Good condition 2011-08-18 17:59 - TP9795 (Kirkwall Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 2011-08-18 15:16 - TP4665 (Markstone Moss)

FB Number: 10584   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited whilst trekking my way through Orkney to get the Shetland ferry. I approached between the two fences but then ended up climbing over the top of the trig into the field anyway.


Good condition 2011-08-18 10:10 - TP4453 (Little Wart)

FB Number: 10652   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy walk up on lanes from Burray Village. Good views all around Scapa Flow.


Good condition 2011-08-17 20:24 - TP6077 (South Ronaldsay)

FB Number: S4738   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I arrived late evening having spent the whole day travelling. I'd walked along the road from the ferry in Burwick, then up the farm track. A nice and easy, stress free trig was just what I needed right then. The views were good down the east side of the island and over to the west the sun was sunk low above Hoy. Certainly all that I could have asked for on my first night up here. I continued northwards until well after it was dark, bivvying down near to St. Margaret's Hope.


Slightly damaged 2011-08-12 18:56 - TP5139 (Norchard Beacon)

FB Number: S6310   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Arrived here on the road side just as it started to rain, having jogged over from The Ridgeway trig pillar. I used the trig and hedge to shelter behind for a few minutes, before hurrying on down to St Florence and then back to Tenby for the night.


Good condition 2011-08-12 18:25 - TP6418 (The Ridgeway)

FB Number: S6305   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Having visited Caldy Island trig pillar in the afternoon I walked up here through Penally for something to do in the evening. I quickly climbed up next to the pillar to admire the view and then carried on to the next trig, Norchard Beacon.


Slightly damaged 2011-08-12 14:15 - TP1873 (Caldy Island)

FB Number: S6392   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

It was an overcast day with the threat of rain and so the island was much quieter than would be expected for this time of the year. I began by exploring the village and east side of the island before heading up to the lighthouse and trig point. Unfortunately because of the weather there was no chance of getting to see the Gower Peninsula to the east, but, even still, it was a good place to be with dramatic sea cliffs on Caldey Island rising up to the west. All too soon I had to return to the mainland and Tenby.


Good condition 2011-08-12 13:52 - TP8753 (Caldy Island Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Was there to see the nearby pillar, but had a quick look around the lighthouse first.

Caldy Island Lighthouse


Damaged 2011-08-11 14:45 - TP4651 (Mardy)

FB Number: S2307   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

This was a surprisingly wild and rewarding day's walk between Newport and Cardiff. I gained the freedom of the estuary at New Gout, near the mouth of the River Ebbw and had several miles of mud, silt, boulders and flood bank to cover before reaching the trig pillar. After a quick inspection and picture of the trig I continued on, to the west, right around the perimeter of the landfill site. A quite treacherous mile through thigh high grass and hidden holes brought me to the road bridge over Rhymney River, where I was fortunate to find a gap to climb up through the bushes. Another rugged stretch of coastal walking further on took me around the steel works and to the deceptive comfort of the city outskirts.


Good condition 2011-08-08 14:11 - TP1879 (Callow Hill)

FB Number: S5429   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on a circular walk from Craven Arms which also included Wart Hill trig pillar. Flounders Folly was closed, but the trig still had nice views to the east and south anyway.


Good condition 2011-08-08 11:46 - TP6758 (Wart Hill)

FB Number: S5425   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I came on the train to Craven Arms for a day visit to the area. I followed the Shropshire Way for a few miles after having a quick look at Stokesay Castle. The visibility was great up at the trig and I could see for well over twenty miles into Mid Wales. I descended through the forest before heading onwards to Callow Hill trig pillar.


Damaged 2011-08-06 14:05 - TP3319 (Garnedd Ugain)

FB Number: S1618   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Passed by this sorry looking trig pillar on my way down to Llanberis from Snowdon. There was nobody else around over here, but I didn’t stop long.


Good condition 2011-08-06 13:47 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)

FB Number: 10684   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I came up on the Watkin Path, with a little detour to take in Y Lliwedd first. The last 300 metres of ascent was through dense cloud. Even still, the summit was as busy as ever and it was a struggle to get a picture of the flush bracket. I don't know if I saw BLACKCATWHITEFEET when I was up there, but I did see a poor bedraggled girl dressed up as a banana. I headed down on the Llanberis path, calling by Garnedd Ugain trig pillar along the way.

Banana woman saves the day!


Good condition 2011-08-01 16:06 - TP1951 (Carn Fadryn)

FB Number: S8325   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

After visiting Garn Pwllheli trig pillar I got a bus to Edern and then walked up here. Bilberries were in season and there were plenty next to the path for me to pick along my way. The views both ways along the Lleyn Peninsula were outstanding and I could even just about see the top of Mynydd Enlli on Bardsey Island, which I was very lucky to get to the following day. The imminent rain thankfully held off for me until I made it to Pwllheli.


Good condition 2011-08-01 12:44 - TP3316 (Garn Pwllheli)

FB Number: S8327   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited whilst waiting for a bus to Edern. Nice views over Pwllheli and out over Cardigan Bay.


Good condition 2011-07-30 13:35 - TP4867 (Moel Wyn)

FB Number: S8450   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I had a great walk up that started with sunshine from Tanygrisiau, however all blue sky eluded me by the time I reached the summit. The cloud was so dense in fact that I was a bit concerned about finding the path down to Croesor. I needn't have worried though and was soon down into the village. I took the bridleway northwest there, and then followed the road through Blaen Nanmor to Bethania. All in good time to catch the Sherpa bus home.


Good condition 2011-07-28 13:33 - TP2506 (Craig Wen)

FB Number: S7297   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Slightly awkward to get to. Visited whilst on a coast walk from Amlwch to Cemaes Bay. Most northerly trig pillar in Wales. A really great area.


Good condition 2011-07-27 14:07 - TP10203 (Point Of Ayr Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by on a coastal walk from Rhyl to Mostyn.

Lighthouse plus metal man


Good condition 2011-07-26 13:24 - TP3098 (Fairfield)

FB Number: S2774   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on a circular walk from Buxton that included Corbar Hill trig pillar as well. Electricity pylons spoil the view a bit.


Good condition 2011-07-26 12:33 - TP2407 (Corbar Hill)

FB Number: S2767   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from the train station. Good views over Buxton and to the surrounding hills. Continued on to Fairfield trig pillar.


Good condition 2011-07-15 13:14 - TP7103 (Ynys Cerig-Duan)

FB Number: S8186   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A great location for a low lying trig. The descriptions on here made it nice and simple to find.


Good condition 2011-07-15 12:14 - TP4875 (Moel-Y-Gest)

FB Number: S8380   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I visited this excellent little hill as part of a circular walk from Porthmadog, coming up from the south at Morfa Bychan. The views to the surrounding mountains were outstanding and it was interesting too to look down on the course of the new bypass nearing completion. I returned to Porthmadog the quick way through the bracken and so had plenty of time to spare to visit the nearby Ynys Cerig-Duan trig pillar.


Good condition 2011-07-14 11:51 - TP9861 (Menai Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trwyn Du Lighthouse. Photographed on a boat trip around Puffin Island, but also seen from Trwyn Penmon during a couple of previous visits.

Menai Lighthouse intersected station


Good condition 2011-07-13 15:33 - TP10214 (Hilbre Island Navigation Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Retrospective log. I walked out from West Kirby and around the islands at low tide. It would be interesting to go again and stay out there whilst the high tide waters come and go. See http://www.deeestuary.co.uk/hilbre/plan.htm to help plan your visit to Hilbre.

View from Little Hilbre Island


Good condition 2011-07-13 13:04 - TP6474 (Thurstaston Common)

FB Number: S3497   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Took lunch next to this trig on a great sunny day. Had walked along the A540 from Grange Hill trig pillar and then, from here, I walked along the sands of the Dee Estuary out to Hilbre Island.


Good condition 2011-07-13 12:17 - TP3439 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S3498   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

After over two months of down time following an unforeseen hospital visit I was very glad to be back on the trig hunting trail, here on The Wirral peninsula. I got off the train in West Kirby and came directly up to the memorial. After admiring the superb views there I then sought out the trig pillar and logged it, before setting off for the second of the day at Thurstaston Common.


Good condition 2011-07-13 12:15 - TP8960 (Grange Hill Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Slightly damaged 2011-05-04 12:26 - TP2095 (Cefn-Yr-Ogof)

FB Number: S3550   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

I visited this trig pillar on a circular walk from Old Colwyn, following the North Wales Path for part of the way. The Dulas valley is one of my favourite local beauty spots and this turned out to be a great mid spring day to see it in all its glory.

Looking across the Dulas valley
The newly painted pillar (November 2012)
The newly painted pillar (January 2015)


Good condition 2011-04-29 17:39 - TP5024 (Mynydd Llwydiarth)

FB Number: S7329   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I got lost before even starting to look for this trig. I was approaching from the northeast, having just visited Bwrdd Arthur trig pillar, and took a wrong turn onto the forest track leading to Ty'n-y-Mynydd farm. After slopping through a marsh and climbing some fences I got back onto the correct route. Finding the trig was then surprisingly easy, but having read the comments on here beforehand certainly helped me no end. Once the trig was logged I then finished off my day down at Pentraeth.


Good condition 2011-04-29 15:07 - TP1828 (Bwrdd Arthur)

FB Number: S7298   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Being the day of the royal wedding I thought it would be patriotic to do a trig walk over on Anglesey. I started out at Beaumaris and also took in the newly restored Castell Aberlleiniog Castle on my way around to Bwrdd Arthur. The view over Red Wharf Bay was very nice, but it was too hazy to see much further than that. My next trig of the day lay over three miles away to the southwest, Mynydd Llwydiarth.


Good condition 2011-04-29 15:07 - TP9756 (Ynys Mon TV Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Intersection photo is comprised of 23/08/12 visits to Mynydd Bodafon and Penmynydd trig pillars. Time of log is from the day that I logged Bwrdd Arthur however.

Ynys Mon TV Mast intersected from two trig pillars in the area


Slightly damaged 2011-04-20 15:38 - TP0710 (Moelfre Isaf)

FB Number: S1624   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

After visiting Moelfre Uchaf trig pillar earlier in the afternoon I headed directly here. I thought I was alone on top as I made my routine trig inspection and photographs until I heard a wheezy cough from a dozen metres away. I looked up to see a half naked elderly man lying there sunbathing. I called over 'Nice day!' to him, then turned and hurried away down to the safety of Abergele. Feb 2016 update: Trig-painting video now up on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHSaw9Mr1qg .


Good condition 2011-04-20 14:13 - TP4874 (Moelfre Uchaf)

FB Number: S7336   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I have been aware of this fine hill tucked away behind my hometown for many, many years, but it wasn't until now that I finally got the chance to scale it. I'd walked up from Old Colwyn along lanes through Llysfaen and Dolwen. It was great to discover what I'd been missing out on for so long and it really was a perfect day to do so with blue skies and a warming breeze. After taking a late lunch beside the pillar I headed on to the next trig, Moelfre Isaf.


Good condition 2011-04-18 11:42 - TP5418 (Pen-Y-Gwaith)

FB Number: S8518   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up from the B5106 near to Gwydir Castle and then after locating the trig I returned back to my starting point via the Afon Llugwy and Betws-y-Coed. The stone built pillar looked good, but the views were unfortunately a bit of a disappointment.


Good condition 2011-04-15 11:02 - TP3217 (Foel Ispri)

FB Number: S8452   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I approached from the east over rough ground. In every direction there was an incredible view. This small hill must be one of the best in North Wales. I descended on the most direct path to the main road at SH 702 195, literally just in time to flag down the bus into Barmouth.


Good condition 2011-04-14 09:17 - TP3209 (Foel)

FB Number: S3127   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited this hill on a misty morning starting out from Llangollen. The long ascent deserved good views as a reward, but it wasn't until I was well on the way back down that I got some glimpses into the lovely Ceiriog Valley.


Good condition 2011-04-13 11:54 - TP5011 (Mynydd Cricor)

FB Number: S8551   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second day of a long distance walk in the area. I visited this trig pillar on my way between Ruthin and Llangollen. The hilltop was windswept and bleak. I liked it.


Good condition 2011-04-12 17:26 - TP2237 (Clocaenog)

FB Number: S8559   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Came up on a long hike in the area after passing through Gwyddelwern and Bettws Gwerfil Goch. Unfortunately didn't see any red squirrels in the forest. There were some nice views over to Moel Famau. I ended up dossing for the night in a nearby bird hide.


Good condition 2011-04-12 17:24 - TP8031 (Llys-y-Frenhines Memorial Pillar)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Was there to see the nearby pillar, but had a quick walk around the monument first.


Good condition 2011-04-08 16:41 - TP6798 (Werneth Low)

FB Number: S2752   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second trig of the day after visiting the pillar at Higher Shelfstones. I'd walked up from the River Etherow after a long trek along from Glossop. There were interesting views of Greater Manchester to the west and the Peak District National Park to the east. I continued on to Brinnington to end a long, hard, hot day.


Good condition 2011-04-08 11:03 - TP3826 (Higher Shelfstones)

FB Number: S2627   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I started the day with an early morning walk over Bleaklow, having stayed the night in the shooting cabin on Ronksley Moor. The views from there were extensive and I could see far into Yorkshire. The conditions were just as favourable at the Higher Shelfstones trig too as Britain was experiencing a mini heat wave in early April. I descended into Glossow, on my way towards the Werneth Low trig pillar.


Good condition 2011-03-28 17:30 - TP6059 (Soroba)

FB Number: S9648   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I came up here late in the day, starting out from Oban. I went a bit of a roundabout way past Upper Soroba farm over rough ground, but it was worth it for the views of the mountains of Lorn from the top.

Looking inland from the trig


Good condition 2011-03-27 16:54 - TP3139 (Fennaerochan)

FB Number: 10518   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I had stayed the previous night at Taigh Seumas a’ Ghlinne Bothy and had crossed over onto Lismore on the ferry from Port Appin. I had to climb a few fences on my way over from the road, but apart from that it was straightforward enough to find. There was some low cloud, but on the whole the views from here in the middle of Loch Linnhe were outstanding. I enjoyed a great walk onwards past Tirefour Broch to end the day.


Good condition 2011-03-13 12:46 - TP5521 (Prenol)

FB Number: S7341   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

After visiting Bryn Iocyn trig pillar before lunch I found my way to this second one of the day, passing near to Eglwysbach and Bodnant Gardens. Access onto the private farmland was simple enough with just one gate to climb over. The panorama was great from up here with the Arenigs in view to the south and the Conwy Estuary to the north. I was then left with a two and a half hour walk back home through Pentrefelin, Glan Conwy, Dolwydd and Mochdre, with the temperature already rising quite high for mid March. A really great day.

View south from the trig


Good condition 2011-03-13 10:29 - TP1736 (Bryn Iocyn)

FB Number: S7339   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I was given a lift this day to Llandudno Junction and then came up here after passing by Conwy Castle. It was a bright spring morning and both sides of the Conwy Valley looked stunning. The next trig pillar of the day would be Prenol, so I faced a lengthy walk inland to cross the river at Tal-y-cafn. On this sort of a day though it was a complete pleasure.


Good condition 2011-03-11 14:00 - TP4448 (Little Ormes Head)

FB Number: S7323   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I’ve been up here many times before and as usual this day was not a disappointment. I’d already been up to Bryn Euryn trig pillar and had rushed around Bryn Pydew and Penrhynside to get here. The top was nice and quiet so I was able to enjoy the views of the North Wales coast in peace. The North Wales Path runs just below here and there are also very nice waymarkers for the proposed Wales Coast Path in place now. This would be an amazing long distance walk and I hope that plenty people take up the challenge.


Good condition 2011-03-11 12:10 - TP1732 (Bryn Euryn)

FB Number: S7330   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Situated in a nature reserve less than a kilometre from my home, this hilltop holds many great memories for me. Observing solstice sunsets and sunrises, getting caught out in thunderstorms, standing above seas of mist during temperature inversions or just creeping up on foxes, the trig pillar has seen it all with me. For this particular walk I set out from home in Rhos and then after officially logging the pillar I set about on a round of other local hills: Pydew, Penrhynside and the Little Orme. For sentimental value I just have to give a maximum score of ten out of ten.

The newly painted pillar (October 2011)
Trig plus xmas tree (December 2011)


Good condition 2011-03-06 15:34 - TP5362 (Pen Marian Mountain)

FB Number: S7325   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

After visiting Cefn-y-ffynnon trig pillar I reached here in short time along the quiet country lanes. I was now getting accustomed to climbing fences and crossing private land, and felt empowered upon reaching the viewpoint of this hilltop which normally only the landowner gets to see. I had previously been along all the surrounding roads before, but there was always another hill blocking the full panoramic view. Once I had logged the trig I walked the rest of the way home via Ffridd y Mynydd.

Pen Marian Mountain trig view


Good condition 2011-03-06 14:38 - TP2094 (Cefn-Y-Ffynnon)

FB Number: S7332   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I came up from Old Colwyn on the right of way beside the football ground and then quickly over the fence beside the farm to inspect the pillar. I'd gone past here several times before on circular walks but had never realised what a great view there was of Rhos-on-sea and over to the Little Orme. I jumped back over the fence much the wiser and headed onwards and upwards towards Pen Marian Mountain trig pillar.

Cap still present March 2011


Slightly damaged 2011-02-28 13:36 - TP3544 (Gwastadros)

FB Number: S8508   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Alighting the bus in Bala I then followed the path up here from the golf clubhouse. It took quite a lot of effort for a 360m hill as I was carrying a rucksack full of wood and food, so I was glad of the exceptional view at the top. The Aran ridge to the south and the Arenigs to the northwest, where I was headed. I stayed at the cosy little bothy there that night and then walked out to Trawsfynydd in the morning.


Good condition 2011-02-24 11:52 - TP3989 (Holyhead)

FB Number: S1633   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I got off the bus in the centre of town, then followed the Anglesey Coast Path around to North Stack Lighthouse before coming up here. The summit was a bit too busy for my liking and the view at that particular moment was so so. However, the rest of the day was much better. After descending and re-ascending the steps to South Stack I then followed the coast path in nice sunshine further south around Abraham's Bosom. I continued a few miles more along and then I cut back across towards Holyhead, stopping off to have a look at the interesting standing stones at Penrhosfeilw along the way. I just missed seeing Prince William on my bus ride back home as people were lining the streets of Treaddur Bay waiting for his public appearance at the lifeboat station.


Good condition 2011-02-23 11:36 - TP1728 (Bryn Cloddiau)

FB Number: S3525   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I started off this days walk at Holywell and, after visiting Pen-Y- Ball trig pillar, I came here. Climbing the fence and skulking through the muddy field was quite a labour of love for what could only be described as, at best, a limited view of the surrounding hills. The second half of the day was a good bit more memorable (if unfortunately trigless) as I continued on through Caerwys and Tremeirchion. Eventually finishing off with little daylight to spare at Trefnant, where I caught my bus home.


Good condition 2011-02-23 10:49 - TP5399 (Pen-Y-Ball)

FB Number: S3524   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Got off the bus in the centre of Holywell and then headed straight up here. The visibility wasn't the best but there was still plenty of interest around the Dee Estuary. I then continued on to Bryn Cloddiau trig pillar.


Good condition 2011-02-01 12:45 - TP5653 (Rhobell Fawr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I walked up here, after staying the night at Penrhos Isaf bothy, via Llanfachreth. I was not at my fittest due to the long hard winter and needed to stop a few times on my way up. The cloud was down and, this being only my second specific visit to a trig, I forgot to photograph the flush bracket. All in all for me this is definitely one to go back to again another day.


Destroyed 2011-02-01 12:45 - TP10046 (Rhobell Fawr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Replacement pillar is still standing.


Good condition 2011-01-29 15:41 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)

FB Number: S1627   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This was my first logged trig pillar and is one of my locals. I must have visited here many times as a kid in the late eighties and nineties. It was cold and overcast on this day and so therefore very few others were about. I walked up from town along the nice steep road beside the tram tracks. I descended via the goat filled graveyard to the north and then continued on to the ski slope. The sun was dipping behind the hill as I stood looking down over the pier. I had little idea then about how trig fever would come to grip me over the coming weeks and months.


Good condition 2010-11-11 12:23 - TP7283 (Point Lynas 2)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by on a coast walk from Amlwch to Moelfre.


Good condition 2010-11-11 11:23 - TP7282 (Point Lynas 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by on a coast walk from Amlwch to Moelfre.

Point Lynas lighthouse plus horse


Good condition 2010-10-06 16:42 - TP8905 (Murchisons Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited whilst on a multiday walk into Knoydart having just set out from Kyle.

Monument and the loch


Good condition 2010-01-20 18:59 - TP10319 (Salisbury Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Retrospective log. I spent the night at the nearby YHA hostel back in January 2010, and whilst on the hunt around the town for some supper I stopped by the cathedral for a quick gander and piccy.


Good condition 2010-01-13 12:22 - TP9061 (Big Ben Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Did a little bit of sightseeing whilst waiting for a coach connection.

Big Ben Pinnacle seen with a dusting of snow


Good condition 2009-09-17 11:13 - TP8977 (Nibley Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Excellent views over towards the River Severn from the top of the monument. Visited on a clear morning doing the Cotswold Way as part of a long distance walk from Barnstable to Cheltenham.

View from the top


Good condition 2009-08-23 18:19 - TP8759 (Lizard East Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The lighthouse is very close to being the most southerly point of mainland Britian. Lizard Point was the last of the four 'extreme points' which I visited through the course of 2009.


Good condition 2009-08-05 22:30 - TP8988 (Lymington Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

After returning to the mainland from the Isle of Wight on a late ferry I came here for some seclusion to bivvy out for the night. Didn't know at the time of its previous use as an intersected station.


Not Logged 2009-07-24 11:33 - TP8009 (Greenwich Observatory)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 5/10

Was not there to find the bolt, though it was a big thing for me at the time to stand on the meridian.

The 24 Hour Clock


Inaccessible 2009-07-08 15:59 - TP7993 (Boston Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

Took a picture of this prominent landmark after a bizaare encounter with Jimmy Wolfwhistle.

Boston Tower (one from my archives)


Good condition 2009-05-11 13:48 - TP0017 (Dunnet Head)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I walked here along the road via Castletown after setting out from Sandra’s Hostel, Thurso in the morning. It was clear enough to see the whole north coast laid out to the west. Hoy and the rest of Orkney looked very inviting to the north also. I finished off the day by making it the rest of the way to Duncansby Head, after a brief call in at John o’Groats. One of my most memorable walking experiences to date.


Good condition 2009-04-12 20:09 - TP9724 (Ardnamurchan Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Retrospective log. This was one of the most memorable sunsets I've ever witnessed.

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse foghorn


Good condition 2009-04-06 19:00 - TP2893 (Dun Island)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I was staying the night in the hostel at Lagandorain and had gone out for a peaceful walk once all the tourists had left on the last ferry back to Mull. I decided to climb up to the top of Dun I on the spur of the moment and even though it was misty out to sea I was still content with what little view there was. Back then I wasn't too concerned about studying a trig pillar in close detail, but I do recall standing next to it, scanning around the island and thinking about what a truly unforgettable place it was.


Good condition 2009-03-19 15:34 - TP6428 (The Slacks)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I walked up here from Bearsden via the track alongside Lord Humphrey Burn and then back again the same way. It was a good clear day, however most of the views were of urban sprawl.

Stick, shadow and The Slacks


Not Logged 2009-03-17 16:50 - TP1016 (Barbay Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 7/10

The earlier part of the day I had spent walking the coastline northwards from Ardrossan. I came directly up here via the road after stepping off the ferry. The top was deserted except for a single raven as I approached. Until, a car load suddenly appeared from the other side of the hill. I took a quick picture of the topograph and was then off on my way once again. I descended the hill into Millport, continued clockwise around the island and then returned to Largs as night drew in.


Not Logged 2009-02-04 16:45 - TP6035 (Snaefell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 8/10

Visited here on my last day walking the Raad ny Foillan (Way of the Gull). I came up Laxey Glen, across the main road and through knee deep snow drifts to the summit, carrying full camping gear the whole way. This was back before I had started logging trig pillars so I only took a picture of the topograph. The views out to sea were quite poor, though I could still see all around where I had been walking over the previous few days. I decided to take the easier way back down along the train tracks. It was past 1am by the time that I rolled into Douglas and after dozing for half an hour by the double doors a security guard mercifully let me into the ferry terminal.


Remains 2007-07-15 07:00 - TP1986 (Carnedd Dafydd)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 9/10

Visited here very early this July morning en route to the top of Snowdon, after having started walking from home at midnight. I'd already aborted two previous attempts due to bad weather in June. The first time I got as far as the Foel Grach Mountain Refuge, and the second, just to the Roman Road over Rowen. The conditions this day were favourable most of the way and I was able to continue the walk to its conclusion over Glyder Fawr, and up and down Snowdon comfortably by late afternoon. Revisited 19/07/2013 to have a proper look for pillar remains (pictured).

Remains of Carnedd Dafydd pillar


Good condition 1995-12-02 14:00 - TP9568 (Blackpool Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Retrospective log. On this day in 1995 my local football team Colwyn Bay F.C. faced Blackpool in the second round of the F.A. Cup. After getting off the coach we had some time spare to wander around the town a bit and I made sure that I got a good look at this famous landmark. We lost 2-0, but put up spirited resistance and this is still our best cup run to date. I also passed by the tower on 23/02/09 whilst walking the Lancashire Coastal Way.




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