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Couldn't find it 2017-11-16 15:35 - TP15488 (Airde Luachraich)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Had high hopes of finding this one. Parked in the small forestry car park at Savery and walked along the road. Not a single car passed. Went through a metal gate opposite Fiunary Farm and wandered down to the shore in a bitingly cold wind. The rocks here are basalt and outcrop in small lumps and bumps. As usual, the GPS pointed to a small jumble of stones which resembled a collapsed cairn. Started digging and probing but after half and hour, gave up. It was getting dark and cold. With more time and patience, I reckon it's there. With CJW.

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Damaged 2017-11-16 14:11 - TP15483 (Torr Na Fhaire)

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

Tried this one in Spring but couldn't find a convenient route to it due to a house being in the way, so gave up. This time I spotted a path which goes to the right of the shop and up passed the small petrol pumps. Near the top of the path, look for a small style on the left which gives access to some rough pasture. Follow this over the moor towards a telephone pole which overlooks the Sound of Mull. Near this pole, look for a rotten strainer post with a rusty metal fence post attached to it. The bolt is on a flat rock approx 2.5m from this post, near a whin bush. The bolt itself is 1" with some damage in the form of deep grooves cut in it.

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Couldn't find it 2017-11-16 10:45 - TP15473 (Glenborrowdale)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Parked in the small RSPB car park just beyond Glenborrowdale. Followed the delightful little path which starts just to the left of the car park. It wound up a narrow glen through the temperate rain forest. High on the right, the summit, where the bolt should be, came into view. It was very rocky and steep so I continued up the glen until the hillside grew less steep and plunged through the bog and battled up through the bracken/birch/scrub. I then headed back along the ridge and arrived on the summit. What a spot. GPS said the bolt was exactly under a pile of stones so I started looking but eventually gave up. It's possible there. Just needs more digging.

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Good condition 2017-11-15 13:44 - TP0779 (Achaidh Mhoir)

FB Number: S9804   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the directions given by KevP. Parked in the car park at Glenancross which is there for access to the beach. Ignore the beach signs, but walk back out of the car park onto the minor road. Turn left uphill (north). As the road goes over the top and downhill, there is a fancy house on the right. As the road swings sharp right, there is a wooden kissing gate on the left. Go through this and follow the path, keeping the fence on the left. Although a direct assault could be made straight up the steep slope on the right, there is an easier way if you stick to the path as it contours round the hill. Soon you come to an open little gully which gives an easier ascent up the right hand side. Another little pull and you're there. Great views all round although the weather today was decidedly lacklustre. With CJW.


Good condition 2017-11-15 12:46 - TP0036 (Mallaig)

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

Tiny rivet on culvert at the south end of long layby on the seaward side of the road opposite quaint bridge over the railway.


Good condition 2017-11-15 12:12 - TP7284 (Malaig)

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

Watch out for seagulls!


Good condition 2017-11-15 10:38 - TP7734 (Arisaig)

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

Easy walk down the road to the pier. Due to time of year, cafe closed unfortunately. First one of these I've touched.

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Slightly damaged 2017-11-14 14:38 - TP2845 (Druim Glas)

FB Number: S9796   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked at the mast at the summit of the very minor road between Strontian and Polloch. Easy bog and rock walk to trig. Hill very wet. Spectacular views all round. Would have got a 9 if it had been sunny. With CJW.

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Couldn't find it 2017-11-14 10:09 - TP15475 (Rubha Bhuailte)

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

Parked in an enlarged layby just past the bolt position and walked back. Struck off into the rhododendrons and started to battle my way to where the GPS said the bolt should be. After a lot of slthering, landed on top of a wee rocky knoll choked with rhoddys. Decades of roots and leaf litter meant, that despite a good poke around, I didn't find the trig. Ah well.


Slightly damaged 2017-11-13 11:38 - TP0491 (Connel)

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

After enjoying tea and scones at Poppies Garden Centre, I asked a very obliging member of staff if it would be OK for me to visit the staff car park and photograph the FBM. No bother was the reply and he even told me that a member of the OS had visited a few years ago and checked the FBM. There is slight damage to a corner where a lorry recently reversed into it.

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Couldn't find it 2017-11-05 12:48 - TP13356 (Iasgach)

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

Parked near the pier at Kilchoan and using my trusty Memory Map, quickly identified a rocky outcrop on the west side of the road. The fence was easily crossed beside the toilets and a short walk landed me on top. The GPS was definite that the bolt was here but the small summit was covered in what looked like a collapsed cairn covered in grass. Despite moving a few of the stones, there was no sign of the bolt. Gave up.


Good condition 2017-10-29 14:36 - TP15286 (Camusnagaul)

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

Very wet hillside just above the Dundonnell road. GPS took me to a flat slab of rock surrounded by peat/heather not far below a newish electricity pole. The whole place was swimming with water. A visual search revealed nothing. There was an obvious grove in the rock covered in mud and although I didn't fancy it, I plunged my fingers in and very quickly touched the bolt. A bit of drainage work had it exposed in no time. Usual brass bolt with a dimple. Nice views over Little Loch Broom. With CJ.

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Good condition 2017-10-29 13:58 - TP15284 (Druim Donn)

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

Parked in a double passing place on the minor road at Badcaul. Very wet stumble over the bog to where the GPS said the bolt was. Glad I was wearing my wellies. Thanks to the photos of Peregrinus, the little circle of stones was indentified, but I couldn't find the bolt. The depressiion was filled with muddy water. A guddle around with my fingers located it in a shallow groove. Although I took photos, the bolt couldn't be seen because of the constant seepage of water.

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Damaged 2017-10-25 16:23 - TP3339 (Geallaig Hill)

FB Number: S8744   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

With Downfaller and Nozzer.


Possibly missing 2017-10-12 17:25 - TP4689 (Masty Bank)

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

It's gone. It's not by the mast, it's definitely not in the field and despite a good look around the hedgerows, it's just not there. The field had a recently germinated grass covering it, but just where the GPS said the trig should be, I detected recently disturbed ground. The trig could have been buried or it may have been removed. Time will tell.

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Good condition 2017-10-12 15:45 - TP3584 (Hambleton Down)

FB Number: 2954   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked near the gliding club and walked round the path on the escapement, over the main road and on,via the path, to a point passed the trig. Nipped over the gallop and across the field. Nice walk back watching the gliders.


Slightly damaged 2017-10-12 13:05 - TP7174 (Northallerton)

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

Not easy to find with the amount of vegetation. Using previous photographs, started tramping up and down the verge using the technique of scraping with the side of the foot. 15mins later they were both found. The verge seems to have been raised making the FBM's flush with the ground.

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Slightly damaged 2017-10-12 11:21 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)

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

Plenty of parking at the Lord Stones Country Park. Easy stone path led to the summit trig with panoramic views all round. Very windy. The best bit was the hot chocolate and cake back at the cafe.


Good condition 2017-10-11 16:33 - TP4089 (Hutton Mulgrave Moor)

FB Number: S4388   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The delight of finding the large adjacent car park was offset by the crossing of the Whitby Road. Trig easily found just inside trees.


Good condition 2017-10-11 15:51 - TP2243 (Cloughton)

FB Number: S6323   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A stubble field and no fence made this an easy one.


Good condition 2017-10-11 15:33 - TP0130 (Ravenscar)

FB Number: S1521   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Driving rain made this a very quick bag. Trig hidden behind a bush.


Good condition 2017-10-11 13:43 - TP1697 (Brow Top)

FB Number: S4387   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy but windy walk from the marked car park. Good views to the sea.


Good condition 2017-10-10 16:10 - TP0129 (Potato Hill)

FB Number: S4322   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice white pillar just inside the field.


Good condition 2017-10-10 15:43 - TP5123 (Newton Mulgrave Moor)

FB Number: S4273   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Room to park near the cattle grid. Easy walk along the bridleway to the trig, which, despite the flat nature of the ground, didn't reveal itself till the last moment.


Good condition 2017-10-10 15:21 - TP0596 (Mickleby FBM Aux 1)

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

Followed the previous measurements (10.5m from 30 mph sign and 2.75m from hedge). Started probing with an old table fork and after 10mins, heard the familier sound of a Berntsen. A little bit of digging had the wee devil exposed, despite the tractor, trailer and bales. Good one.

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Good condition 2017-10-10 15:06 - TP7164 (Mickleby)

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

Just over a hedge in a garden. Cool.


Good condition 2017-10-10 14:35 - TP2961 (Easington)

FB Number: 2949   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the mast and followed the bridleway to the trig.


Good condition 2017-10-10 12:40 - TP6756 (Warsett Hill)

FB Number: S4253   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in Saltburn. The cliff lift was closed unfortunately, so after a tea and cake, we set off for the trig. Followed the Cleveland Way until the track cut off for Brough House Farm. Followed the ROW over the railway and up the field to the trig. Good views all round. With CJW.


Good condition 2017-10-08 18:04 - TP5988 (Siss Cross)

FB Number: S4257   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An evening visit from the nearby pub. Lots of grouse on the moor. Also plenty of heather burning all round. The air was thick with the smoke although the fires were miles away. Centre plug still in situ.

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Damaged 2017-10-07 16:49 - TP4539 (Loose Howe)

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

My first sinking trig. Only the top of the flush bracket was visible. Short boggy peaty walk. Quite high at 432m.


Good condition 2017-10-07 16:04 - TP3365 (Glaisdale Rigg)

FB Number: S4386   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good spot. Lots of grouse around.


Good condition 2017-10-07 15:38 - TP0004 (Danby Beacon)

FB Number: S4255   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice position giving good views.


Good condition 2017-09-18 15:35 - TP3903 (Hill Of Stemster)

FB Number: S3952   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Trig can be seen from the minor road. Followed the fenced track and negotiated the gate at the end. Field was full of cows who ignored me.


Good condition 2017-09-15 13:16 - TP5126 (Nigg)

FB Number: S8413   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Decided to do something different, so took the Cromarty Ferry across to Nigg and climded the obvious road before cutting off right and exploring the substantial gun emplacements. We regained the track to the east of Castlecraig Farm and followed it through fields NE to the block of forestry. This had recently been clear felled and led to the small loch marked on the map to the south of the trig. This loch turned out to be a marshy bog which we circumvented to the east but in the process, had to battle through thick brush and barbed wire fences. Eventually we reached the trig which occupies a good position with a good view all round. It retains the centre plug which has raised lettering. We returned via the nearby Marilyn. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-09-06 15:14 - TP3374 (Glaschul Hill)

FB Number: S8707   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Didn't like this one. Forest very oppressive. Didn't see any bears but it felt like there may be some. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-09-06 13:30 - TP2613 (Crookmore Farm)

FB Number: S8737   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the grain storage facility after asking permission, which was readily given. Walked up the track past Crookmore Farm. The track trends left and up a straight. It's then up past a private house with two delightful golden retrievers. It then continues to a water compound. The trig is just to the north of this in the corner of a field guarded by some nasty nettles. Nice spot. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-09-06 12:00 - TP2423 (Correen Hill)

FB Number: S7255   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good views all round. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-08-30 13:52 - TP2570 (Creag Ruadh)

FB Number: 10751   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked below the marked fort near to the Spey Dam. Followed informal mountain bike tracks up to the fort. Great view. From there followed a marked path south west up on to the summit of Black Wood Hill. From here the going was much rougher and included crossing a deer fence. The Vanessa is a little way off the summit. The views were astounding. The descent was by the obvious ridge to the north to Sherrabeg and then back along the road. With Nozzer and Ian.


Good condition 2017-08-15 15:24 - TP5524 (Pressendye)

FB Number: S8710   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Magic summit with great views all round. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-08-15 12:00 - TP1290 (Ben Newe)

FB Number: S8704   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nice wee rocky summit. Quite popular today with various parties arriving during our visit. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-08-13 19:06 - TP2836 (Droop Hill)

FB Number: S6011   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the wide entrance for the turbine access road. Wandered up the road, over two gates and a nice stroll on to the heathery/boggy top. Really good views all round.


Good condition 2017-08-13 18:11 - TP1569 (Brae Field)

FB Number: S5754   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Cereal crop now cut and access easy up the combine tramlines.

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Good condition 2017-08-13 17:49 - TP7124 (Laurencekirk)

FB Number: S5701   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Located just before the slip road on to the A90. Protected by a barbed wire fence and thistles and nettles.


Good condition 2017-08-13 17:16 - TP5462 (Pitforthie)

FB Number: S5752   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up the track.

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Good condition 2017-08-13 13:30 - TP2153 (Cheyne Hill)

FB Number: S5531   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the mountain bike parking place and walked back along the road. Followed the jackrustles trail up the path through the whins, over the barbed wire fence, turned right along the field boundary and then left up the dry stane dyke to the trig. Nettles were vicious!


Good condition 2017-08-13 12:02 - TP2238 (Clochandighter)

FB Number: S5788   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked beside the Clochandighter Forest sign just off the new by pass, to the NW of the trig. Plenty of parking. Lovely path through the forest led easily to the trig. Good views to the north.


Good condition 2017-07-21 20:06 - TP5228 (Oldmeldrum)

FB Number: S6193   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Really easy to find sitting next to the road on a fenceless golf course. There is even ample parking opposite. Now if only other trigs had such nice manicured grass around them. But there again I would miss the nettles and whins.

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Good condition 2017-07-17 14:35 - TP0488 (Rosehearty)

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

Easy parking at the farm. Small pedestrian gate led into the field where trig was easy to spot. Memo to self. Don't wear sandals in a field covered in thistles.


Good condition 2017-07-17 11:25 - TP0815 (Allanshill)

FB Number: S7097   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A nice trig with wall to wall sunshine.

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Good condition 2017-07-11 15:09 - TP6174 (Steinman Hill)

FB Number: S7034   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked (just) on the minor road to the north of the trig. We came in from the west and the road was little better than a cart track. Followed a slight path up through the forestry before exiting into a field before the last 100m. The trig is on the field boundary and well protected in a clump of whins and nettles. Some determined stamping cleared enough greenery to expose the flush bracket. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-07-11 12:28 - TP3896 (Hill Of Petty)

FB Number: S6984   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked to the north west of the trig at Rothie Vale. Followed the marked tracks up through the forest. The last bit was trackless through mature open trees and then a final multi strand barbed wire fence led out on to the open pasture. Trig in good condition with centre plug and indented letters. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-07-11 11:19 - TP2410 (Core Hill)

FB Number: S6192   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove right up to masts. Lovely old crest above the door of the BBC building. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-06-22 12:58 - TP1426 (Black Law)

FB Number: S9830   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the Glentress Mountain Bike car park. Followed marked forestry tracks to below Black Law and then made my way up through the trees and on to the trig. Good views all round. Carried on along the ridge over Lee Pen and down into Innerleithen before catching the bus back to Glentress.


Good condition 2017-06-08 15:27 - TP6230 (Strone)

FB Number: S7523   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy walk in. Now the trees have been clear felled, good views across Urquhart Bay. With Nozzer.

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Slightly damaged 2017-06-08 12:10 - TP1964 (Carn Macsna)

FB Number: S7735   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked just up from Lewiston and followed the marked track heading west up Glen Coiltie. A new hydro electric scheme was being constructed up the glen but the digger drivers were very helpful and let us past. Eventually the good track came to an end and we carried on along the original hill track. When we were opposite the trig, we cut up the hill over very rough ground. The trig was found to be slightly damaged with a low crack at FB level but the views were good. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-05-31 14:29 - TP15370 (Beinn Fhada)

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

Having just visited the trig on Beinn A' Chuirn, we decided to have a look for this bolt. Beinn Fhada was clearly visible from the top and didn't look too far away. The descent towards it was very steep, followed by very rough, boggy, tussocky ground. On reaching the flat summit, we consulted the GPS which led us straight to the bolt. It was in good condition and positioned just to the north west of the actual summit. The views all round were brilliant but the thought of the return journey made sure we didn't stay for long. With Nozzer.

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Slightly damaged 2017-05-31 12:36 - TP1144 (Beinn A' Chuirn)

FB Number: S9760   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Parked at the sharp bend just over Mam Ratagan and followed the marked forest track for about 0.5k. A faint track then cuts up through the trees and ends at a forest gate which leads onto the hill. This is very rough hill ground. Going roughly north west we soon came across a fence (not marked on the map) and followed this over various bumps to the trig. Superb 360 views all round. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-05-29 13:49 - TP2656 (Cruban Beag)

FB Number: 10757   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the stone marking one of the supposed centres of Scotland near Glentruim. Followed the marked trail to the nearest cairn. From here, there is a new deer fence barring the way to the next set of cairns. This was negotiated successfully and the cairns were reached. Then it was on past a broadband aerial array, over a low fence and on to the trig via a steep diagonal path. Great views up and down the A9 and away to the west. With Nozzer.


Slightly damaged 2017-05-24 17:15 - TP3869 (Hill Of Christs Kirk)

FB Number: S7227   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked at Christskirk. A track led over a short field and on up through the trees and on to the whin covered summit. The colour and strong scent was almost overpowering. Great views from this modest top. With Nozzer.


Damaged 2017-05-24 15:21 - TP4542 (Lord Arthurs Cairn)

FB Number: S7120   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Plenty of parking at spot height 203 at the junction of Terpersie Castle and Dubston. Followed the marked track past Dobston all the way to the trig. Hot and humid today but thankfully a breeze on top. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-05-24 12:06 - TP4279 (Knock Saul)

FB Number: S6955   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Plenty of parking at the top of the pass from Clatt. Following the Gordon Way led through the forest and over a few tops before a final pull saw us beside the trig. Great spot with a pinic bench! We followed the forest tracks to the south of the hill on the return journey. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-05-17 14:03 - TP4746 (Meallan Liath)

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

Parked at Kinloch and followed the track along to Aultanrynie. Picked up the zig zag stalkers path and followed it up and round to spot height 513. Wandered over the Meallan Liath Beag and made the steep ascent onto the ridge. Light rain showers kept drifting by and it was quite cold. Turned left on the ridge and ascended over slabby stones to the summit trig which is protected by a low wall. Very extensive views. The cold drove us off the summit and we descended directly south to eventually pick up the stalkers path again. Very dry underfoot as there hasn't been much rain. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-05-15 14:22 - TP2373 (Conan)

FB Number: S8051   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Have meant to bag this for years.


Good condition 2017-05-03 18:00 - TP2288 (Cnoc Na Staing)

FB Number: 10486   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked at the pier at the end of the public road at Drimnin and followed the well marked landrover track towards Dorlinn. After a couple of K's, the trig can be spotted on top of a rocky outcrop. A short pull landed me beside a Vanessa with one of the cleanest flush brakets I've seen. Must be the weather. Today, the sun was splitting the sky and the views over the Sound of Mull to Tobermory and beyond were stunning.

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Destroyed 2017-05-03 16:42 - TP15482 (Sarnagan)

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

Parked at the pier at the end of the public road at Drimnin and followed the well marked landrover track towards Dorlinn. Strangely, there are mile posts every mile which may indicate this was an important route at one time. The grid reference led to an obvious bump along the escarpment which was duely reached. Here there was a small green mound made up of some rubble, which looked like the remains of a trig point. As the grid reference for the old trig and the block were the same, I can only presume the block is under this rubble. I didn't bother digging. The views were breathtaking and extensive and well worth the effort, so hence the score. Not bad for a non existant trig!

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Good condition 2017-04-18 15:06 - TP4962 (Muckovie)

FB Number: S7234   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

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Good condition 2017-04-18 13:12 - TP2258 (Cnoc A Chinn)

FB Number: S7728   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked near Kirkton Farm. Skirted round the south side of the lochan and picked up a track through the whins which led up the east side of the hill. Good views. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-04-18 11:21 - TP0843 (An Leacainn)

FB Number: S7727   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at Blackfold and followed the tracks that approach the trig from the east via a small lochan. Good views if a bit cold. Returned via the non existant south path shown on the map. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-04-15 15:44 - TP3363 (Glack)

FB Number: S5260   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from the wooden gate. All paths seem to head for the top. Nice little summit.


Good condition 2017-04-14 13:35 - TP1321 (Bennachie)

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

Joined the throngs at the top. With Nozzer

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Good condition 2017-04-14 11:42 - TP3908 (Hill Of Tillymorgan)

FB Number: S6901   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Excellent summit with extensive views. With Nozzer.


Slightly damaged 2017-04-10 12:21 - TP2891 (Dun Garbh)

FB Number: S8175   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

First of all, read Clochandigher's excellent description of the minor road used to gain access to the area. Be warned, it's even worse now, if that's possible. Spent a bit of time exploring various ascent options but due to the river and steep bits of rock, decided on the approach via the track and bridge. Parked at Balchraggan and spoke to a nice old gentleman who invited us in for a cup of tea before we started. He also had an eight year old tup who thought it was a dog. But I digress. We declined the tea but listened to his suggestions of a possible route. We followed the forestry road heading south and crossed the marked bridge. Shortly thereafter, we turned right across the open field, just passed the wooden house, and entered the wood. We followed an old overgrown track through the trees for a while but when it turned downhill, we decided to head up the ridge on the left. There followed an adventurous route up through a mixture of birch, heather, rocky bluffs and dead bracken. Distance wise it wasn't too far but it seemed to take ages. Deer tracks are OK but they don't always lead to the summit. Eventually we crested the final rise and there it was. And what a view. All the way up Loch Ness and all the way down. Well worth the effort. To descend we cut straight down east heading for the gothic castle at Dirichurachan. We had to bash through some dense forest but eventually popped out on to the marked track. Easy walk back to the car. After refusing another cup of tea, we set off back along the so called public road and reached flat tarmac in no time at all. With Nozzer.

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Destroyed 2017-04-08 18:57 - TP15476 (Athach)

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

Spent a pleasant half hour by the sea just making sure sure this one's gone. It is. Lovely spot though.

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Good condition 2017-04-08 17:18 - TP2844 (Druim Garbh)

FB Number: S9702   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked in the forestry bellmouth just along from the wee telephone exchange. Straight up from there, over a fence and a pull over fallen trees and bracken. Lovely position and caught with a setting sun.

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Good condition 2017-04-08 16:29 - TP0037 (Lochaline)

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

As per peregrinus's directions. It's a small one.

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Good condition 2017-04-08 13:52 - TP15486 (Ceanna Mor)

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

Parked near the telephone exchange at the top of the Kingairloch Estate access road. Cut round below the larger of the two hillocks and progressed onto the summit of the smaller one. The GPS took us straight to the bolt, which is located on an exposed bit of rock. The views were stunning all round. Plenty of wildlife including red deer, buzzards, lizards, toads, hairy caterpillars and an adder.

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Couldn't find it 2017-04-08 12:34 - TP13289 (Rubha Dearg)

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

GPS put this just on top of a rocky knoll overlooking the firth. There is some rock debris on top of the little rise which probably came from road building. I don't think it's very deep and the bolt may be tantalisingly just below this layer. Nice spot.

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Good condition 2017-04-05 16:10 - TP0022 (Foxhole)

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

Found using previous photographs.

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Good condition 2017-04-05 15:07 - TP0559 (Scorguie FBM Aux 1)

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

This one wasn't easy. It's located somewhere in the middle of a large expanse of grass with no distinguishing features. The advice to line up the far end of the house roof with the left hand pillar of the bridge is good and gives an accurate bearing on which the Berntsen must lie. The difficulty is in determining how far along this line it is. I used the amount of window showing on previous photographs as a guide but of course that depends on the height above the ground that the photo was taken. Fifeteen minutes of stabbing and I struck gold. Only an inch below the surface and in good condition.

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Good condition 2017-04-04 17:14 - TP5478 (Ploverfield)

FB Number: S7762   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With Nozzer.

Rasied letters. ©BigJ


Damaged 2017-04-04 13:10 - TP2335 (Col Bheinn)

FB Number: S1809   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Followed Clochandighter's directions. Extremely windy on top with squally showers which made looking at the view a painful experience. Didn't hang about but shot off down to seek some shelter. Passed a small waterfal that was being blown uphill! With Nozzer

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Good condition 2017-03-30 13:26 - TP4090 (Hutton Roof Crag)

FB Number: S5400   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The rain, which had been coming down for two days, was hitting us horizontally as we reached the trig. Funnily enough, nobody else around. Easy but muddy track from the old quarry to the south. Still managed to enjoy some of the flora though.


Good condition 2017-03-28 12:57 - TP6745 (Warnell Fell)

FB Number: S7022   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked opposite the track to the mast, took the gate on the left just before the mast and there it was.


Good condition 2017-03-27 14:52 - TP5592 (Ravensworth Fell)

FB Number: 10793   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Plenty of parking on the verge on the B6261 near Howe Nook Farm. Followed the Roman Road to the green shed and then headed straight for the trig. Nice open spot with a bit of snow to play on. Lots of sky larks.


Good condition 2017-03-26 16:39 - TP1780 (Burney)

FB Number: S5382   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked on the verge beside the layby on the unclassified road to the south west of Great Burney. A steep pull saw us on the gentle ridge that leads to the summit. Stupendous views all round.


Slightly damaged 2017-03-26 15:48 - TP2301 (Coal Gate)

FB Number: S5383   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

What a debacle. Decided to approach from Broughton in Furnace using public footpaths shown on the map. All was going well as we crossed the golf course near Eccle Riggs but as we started crossing the low field, we discovered it was swimming in water. After I went up to my ankle in the mud for the third time, we gave up on that route. After a consolation ice cream I headed back to the main A595 to try again. Immeditely south of the trig a public footpath sets of from a convienient mini layby. It quickly joins a cement track, goes through someone's garden (a bit disconcerting) and deposits you just below the trig. Simples.


Good condition 2017-03-26 12:34 - TP0597 (Ulverston FBM Aux 1)

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

Tried last November and failed. Easy find at this time of year.


Slightly damaged 2017-03-24 14:43 - TP6666 (Upper Oliver Dod)

FB Number: S5139   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Stopped off on a north to south journey. Plenty room to park in the forestry road bellmouth. The wide forestry road takes you almost to the trig with just a wee bit of rough hill to gain the summit. Really good views all round including Broad Law and Talla. Took a fire break on the way down which inevitably ended up in a box canyon of trees making the descent a bit of a nightmare.

The trig with Broad Law to the right. ©BigJ


Good condition 2017-03-21 14:16 - TP6028 (Smailholm)

FB Number: S7476   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

From the car park, walked around the tower until the large gate in the fence was spotted. No cattle were encountered and the trig was easily reached on rocky outcrop. Although the sun was splitting the sky, there was a strong sub zero wind so didn't hang around. Views were extensive.

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Good condition 2017-03-20 14:30 - TP6904 (Whitehill)

FB Number: 3624   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A quick bag on a south to north journey. Parked in the wide bellmouth of the quarry road just to the east of the trig. As recommended by Nick&Rosie, walked back to the track leading to Middle Whitehill and wandered up it to the trig in the fenced compound. As previously reported, gate is down so entry was easy. Fine views.

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Good condition 2017-03-19 18:25 - TP2588 (Crich Mount)

FB Number: S1719   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the closed gate and strolled up for a sundown visit. Great views all round.

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Good condition 2017-03-19 18:10 - TP6413 (The Plantains)

FB Number: S4535   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Snatched visit at dusk. Road quiet so parked at gate, hopped over that and then the next one.


Good condition 2017-03-19 18:05 - TP6661 (Upper Hartsay)

FB Number: S4534   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A quick visit at dusk.


Good condition 2017-03-19 10:52 - TP3440 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S1838   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Roadside piller with a small layby only 50 yards away. Fantastic views especially to the east.

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Good condition 2017-03-12 12:48 - TP4068 (Hunt Hill)

FB Number: S7215   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the square at Archiestown and followed the forest tracks to the small dip between Hunt Hill and Cairn Cattoch. Short boggy walk up Hunt Hill and the trig sits just beyond the summit. Extensive views cut short by a squall coming in.

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Good condition 2017-03-08 14:53 - TP2895 (Dun Mor)

FB Number: S7725   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Set out with the intention of following Aqueously90's recommendation but missed a vital left turn. Ended up on top of the fort after a very steep climb. A short scamble across the dip had us beside the trig. Good views but the squally showers ensured we didn't hang around. Descended by the obvious way we should have come up. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-03-08 12:27 - TP0953 (Bad A Chlamhain)

FB Number: S7522   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in on the right, just before the golf course at Aigas. With heavy showers coming through, we didn't hang about but set off up the marked forestry track. This is a community woodland so there is no access issues. At the terminal hammerhead we turned left and on to the hill. A short boggy trek has us on top. Trig in good condition with it's GPS plaque. Cold on top with the potential of good views, given better weather. With Nozzer.

Nozzer sheltering from the weather ©BigJ


Good condition 2017-03-05 12:41 - TP1968 (Carn Mor)

FB Number: S7734   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked beside a brown fence up the minor road opposite Kilmartin Hall. Followed the marked track away into the hills and passed Lochan an Tairt. Lots of snow around. Eventually came to a padlocked gate and carried on another 1/2 km before turning left and negotiating a flat boggy bit. The mist was hiding the hill but a couple of bearings saw me on top. Very deep floundery heather mixed with soft snow. Trig was plastered in snow which I had to rub away to expose the FB. Spider centre now missing. Mist cleared on the way down to give extensive views.

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Good condition 2017-03-02 12:00 - TP0027 (Dallas)

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

Thought I'd nab this one while I was in the area. Bolt set into the cement of a manhole cover. Usual dome. However, I spotted a mystery on the east side of the road bridge just to the north. There's a substantial bolt that looks more like an OS bolt rather than a normal surveying bolt. I've included a photo just out of interest.

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The nearby strange bolt ©BigJ
The position of the nearby strange bolt ©BigJ
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Good condition 2017-03-02 11:14 - TP4824 (Mill Buie)

FB Number: S7514   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in an elongated passing place just along from the hill road. Followed it up past the good parking spot and up onto the hill. After a wee while, followed the rough tracks by the fence and so on to the top. Bitterly cold wind. Grouse grit still there. Despite the cold, the views were extensive from Ben Rhines all the way round to Morven in Caithness.

Nearby stone boundary marker with trig just visible on the horizon. ©BigJ


Good condition 2017-03-02 09:08 - TP13138 (Wades Road)

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

A cheeky little one this. Took a bit of finding. Bike frame and batons of wood have been moved unfortunately, but if you follow the previous measurements, it's just under the surface. Good sized cement pad sporting an arrow with a tiny (3mm) bolt at one end.

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Good condition 2017-02-27 13:56 - TP2854 (Drumashie)

FB Number: S7267   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice walk down soggy track and then east along the line of the forest.

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Good condition 2017-02-27 12:00 - TP6138 (Stac Gorm)

FB Number: S7516   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Parked at the RSPB car park in glorious sunshine and clear blue skies. There was a good covering of snow but no wind. I spotted the path just over the wooden fence and followed it to the large boulder and beyond. Here it gets interesting and cheeky because of numerous rocky steps, made even more interesting by the snowy conditions. The top was tremendous and felt like a mini alpine summit. Views all round had the camera clicking away. The trig was a nice square Vanessa type. Definitely worth 10/10.

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Good condition 2017-02-27 10:24 - TP6511 (Tom Bailgeann)

FB Number: S7490   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Parked opposite the access track for the masts. Plenty of room. Lots of snow this morning had made for an interesting drive. Clear blue skies and hardly any wind produced fantastic views all round. The trig was dwarfed by the adjoining mast but it didn't diminish the panorama at all. A cracking hill which was well worth the effort.

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Good condition 2017-02-08 14:59 - TP3117 (Farley Wood)

FB Number: S7486   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good track led to near the trig with only the final bit a trip and a stumble over recently felled trees. Trig still surrounded by the last few trees. No view from the trig but the views down the Beauly Firth from nearby were really good. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-02-08 13:19 - TP2278 (Cnoc Croit Na Maoile)

FB Number: S8133   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Lovely walk up following the signposted path which finishes on the heather clad summit. The trig was gleaming white along with it's attendant seat. Expansive views all round. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-02-08 11:19 - TP2262 (Cnoc A Mhargadaidh)

FB Number: S7934   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

What a fantastic wee hill. Parked at the weir down in the glen and walked up a couple of forestry tracks before a final pull up on to the grass covered summit. We had ascended through cloud inversion and popped out just before the summit. Great views all round. The spider centre had raised letters and the trig was in good condition. Can't believe it was last logged in 2007! With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-02-04 10:38 - TP7516 (Fort Augustus)

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

On top of the tower.


Good condition 2017-02-04 10:24 - TP0557 (Glen Moriston FBM Aux 1)

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

Still there.

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Good condition 2017-02-01 15:30 - TP1677 (Broom Hill)

FB Number: S6908   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked at the pedestrian access road to the Glens of Foundland wind farm and took the track NE up the side of the tress. Very boggy and muddy. Very misty on top and the trig was surrounded by a moat. Returned via the sheep dip pens. Much better. With Nozzer.

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Damaged 2017-02-01 13:28 - TP3899 (Hill Of Rothmaise)

FB Number: S6907   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

With Nozzer. Pillar at a jaunty angle.

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Good condition 2017-02-01 11:56 - TP3243 (Foudland Hill)

FB Number: S6906   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Parked on the bend near Lenchie Farm and followed the track shown on the 1:25000. This led steadily upwards into the mist. Eventually the trig loomed out of the dreich day but we could see the square root of nothing. With Nozzer.

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Good condition 2017-01-23 13:35 - TP2898 (Dunain Hill)

FB Number: S7736   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the Highland Archive Centre and walked up the Great Glen Way, branching off at the top to take in the trig. Completed the walk by taking in Craig Phadrig Pictish Fort before wandering down to the canal and back along to the start point.

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Couldn't find it 2017-01-21 14:05 - TP15299 (Strathsteven)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Parked at the car park for the broch (well worth a visit) and wandered along the shore before scrambling up the raised beach to it's flat top. Only then noticed a nearby layby on the A9 gave easier access. Despite a good hour of prodding and digging, could find no trace. The area is made up of tussocky grass and very dificult to penetrate. Although cold, there was wall to wall sunshine and no wind. It was a magical spot with fantastic views.


Good condition 2017-01-20 12:54 - TP1368 (Bin Of Cullen)

FB Number: 11089   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Clear blue cloudless sky gave stunning views - and no wind. Could see all the hills and more that were on the viewplate.

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Good condition 2017-01-17 15:25 - TP5443 (Pikey Hill)

FB Number: S7081   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Plenty of parking at the end of the single track road. 3km up the wide track, put in for the wind farm, saw us on top. Go past the last cattle grid for a few hundred metres and a good track cuts back through the forest and on up to near the trig. Fantastic views all round although the trig itself is in the trees. With Nozzer.


Damaged 2017-01-17 11:44 - TP4133 (Jocks Hill)

FB Number: S7181   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked on the minor road between Enoch Farm and Glencorrie Farm to the east of the hill. Using tracks up the side of fields and various gates, we made it up on to the open hill. A nice easy pull over the short heather saw us on the summit near the trig. Ducking through the deer fence went OK and we were there. Trig damaged near the base. The views took in Caithness all the way round to Tap o Noth and The Buck. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2017-01-05 14:26 - TP0078 (Craig Douglas)

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

On the verge on the south side of the road on the east side of the bridge. Small bolt.

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Slightly damaged 2017-01-05 14:12 - TP0852 (Annanhead Hill)

FB Number: S5678   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Minus 3 at the car made it perishing on top with a stiff breeze. Didn't hang around. Lovely views. I had visited it years ago on a Devils Beeftub to Grey Mare's Tail traverse.

Fading light and freezing conditions. ©BigJ


Good condition 2017-01-05 11:31 - TP8341 (Canada Hill)

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

Parked in a small quarry near Cademuir Farm. Followed the farm road past the cottages and on to the hill. Very cold and frosty so any boggy bits were solid. Steady pull up the hill saw me on the flat top which is covered in shortish heather. Using my trusty Memory Map and I Phone I began the search. Fifteen minutes later my tent peg hit something solid. There it was in a shallow depression. Cement slab with 2" conical bolt. And what a view!

The bolt ©BigJ
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Good condition 2017-01-03 15:06 - TP6895 (White Meldon)

FB Number: 10235   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I used to cycle out from Peebles to do this one in the 60's. This was the first time logging it. Very windy but still a great view point. There's supposedly a large cross on the ground on it's north side which only shows up in snowy conditions. No snow today so no cross.


Good condition 2017-01-02 12:24 - TP14724 (Syart Law / Megget Reservoir)

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

Very cold biting wind and a snow covered steep slope made for an interesting ascent. Easily seen from the Megget Dam, this anomaly of a trig is well worth the effort. The views today were outstanding. Visited the wee dumpy pillar on the way down. I remember Megget being built with the accumulated water going through a tunnel to the Manor Valley and then by pipeline to Edinburgh.

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The dumpy pillar ©BigJ


Good condition 2016-12-30 15:16 - TP0584 (Hawick FBM Aux 1)

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

Previous mearurements spot on. A quick scrape with the trowel and there it was. Definitely a favourite dog walking area beside the race course. The bench is back.

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Good condition 2016-12-30 13:12 - TP4836 (Milligansbush)

FB Number: S6612   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to find in a hedgerow which I crawled through to record data. Adjacent field was swimming in water and I was only wearing trainers.


Good condition 2016-12-27 14:12 - TP6000 (Skid Hill)

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

Went up from old quarry track. Steep slopes round quarry rim onto the top. Great views today. Crystal clear.


Good condition 2016-11-10 11:03 - TP4054 (Humphrey Head)

FB Number: S5589   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Originally parked at the end of the road but the cliffs are to high and too steep. Nice spot though. Parked near the Outdoor Centre and followed the ridge to the trig. Driving rain slightly damped my spitits but the views and situation more than made up for it.


Good condition 2016-11-09 16:17 - TP7232 (Ulverston)

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

Getting dark but easily spotted.


Slightly damaged 2016-11-09 15:20 - TP1387 (Birkrigg Common)

FB Number: S5374   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Cold day on top but great panoramic views.


Good condition 2016-11-07 13:24 - TP7527 (Hospice of Hampsfell)

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

Wandered up from Cartmel which is a lovely village and worth a walk around. Great views from the bolt in all directions. Stunning day.


Good condition 2016-11-07 10:22 - TP4041 (How Barrow)

FB Number: S5588   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Cark following the Cistercian Way. Fantastic view on top.


Damaged 2016-11-03 11:23 - TP7931 (Louven Howe Aux 2)

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

Strange position, strange trig.


Good condition 2016-10-27 11:19 - TP1516 (Bogfur)

FB Number: S5266   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

My old map still showed the road open at both ends - which it isn't. Nice roadside trig with good views.


Good condition 2016-08-17 11:52 - TP0563 (Aberdeen North FBM Aux 1)

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

Measurements spot on. Had an audience of curious council workers and neighbours.


Good condition 2016-08-17 11:01 - TP0831 (Altons)

FB Number: S7025   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice position next to a field boundary wall. Was surrounded by tall willow herb so couldn't see it at first.


Good condition 2016-07-14 16:40 - TP1019 (Barcombe)

FB Number: S6580   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked at the lime kiln. Easy short walk up to the trig. Also strolled along to the nearby obelisk. Great views all round especially of Vindolanda


Good condition 2016-07-14 15:37 - TP5591 (Ravensheugh Crags)

FB Number: S6622   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Suffient parking on the minor road below the crag. Easy walk up with good views.


Good condition 2016-07-14 14:52 - TP4822 (Military Road)

FB Number: S6623   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Right by the road.


Good condition 2016-07-14 14:43 - TP0594 (Hexham FBM Aux 1)

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

Lots of vegitation just now. So grateful to previous triggers photographs.


Good condition 2016-07-14 14:36 - TP7245 (Hexham)

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

A flush to the ground type. Previous descriptions of location spot on. Watch out for the nettles.


Good condition 2016-07-14 14:01 - TP2052 (Catton Beacon)

FB Number: S6655   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

What a fantastic spot. Easy walk up track to masts and then a bit of grass.


Good condition 2016-07-14 13:02 - TP3755 (Hexham Racecourse)

FB Number: S6579   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the large area just outside the gates and wandered up. Trig well cared for and in such a nice position.


Good condition 2016-07-13 16:40 - TP0592 (Wetheral FBM Aux 1)

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

Easily found using the stones on the wall to line it up. Sandals and long, wet, nettled undergrowth are a bad combination!

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Possibly missing 2016-07-13 16:35 - TP7241 (Wetheral)

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

Too much undergrowth to make a search.


Good condition 2016-07-12 14:24 - TP5878 (Sewingshields Crags)

FB Number: S6653   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at Steel Rigg. Fantastic walk along the wall past Housesteads and on up to the trig. Slighly easier return via the military road.


Good condition 2016-07-12 11:34 - TP7000 (Winshields)

FB Number: S6489   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely walk up from the parking at Steel Rigg. Great views.


Slightly damaged 2016-07-12 10:02 - TP4912 (Moor Yeat)

FB Number: S6940   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked in a little bay just to the north of the trig. Hopped over the fence and walked back along the hedge.


Good condition 2016-07-11 16:29 - TP4416 (Limestone Bank)

FB Number: S6659   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in a small layby to the west. Lovely walk along the wall which is grassy at this point.


Slightly damaged 2016-07-10 15:30 - TP1062 (Barrowfield)

FB Number: S5672   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Lovely walk along the limestone escarpment led to the trig. Very windy but great views.


Good condition 2016-06-23 14:18 - TP5176 (North Sutor)

FB Number: S7677   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Took the ferry across from Cromarty, visited the WW2 gun emplacements and bagged the trig via the quarry.


Good condition 2016-04-05 16:34 - TP8151 (Fisherton Resr)

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

Parked at the sub station at the start of the road up to Fisherton. Followed a good dog walkers path up through the bit of forest, turned east at the top and made my way to the half domed structure. It's slowly reverting to nature and now has a good covering of moss. Big main bolt on top with the two pairs of small bolts at each end.


Couldn't find it 2016-04-05 15:30 - TP8149 (Ardersier Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Thrashed my way in to the whin covered mount where the GPS said the bolt should be. Lots of thick vegetation meant I had no chance. I managed to find a report on the archeological investigation of the site in 1973 which mentions the site has been "mutilated" by a concrete water tank. I suspect the bolt to be on this tank but it is now well buried.


Good condition 2016-04-04 19:47 - TP0021 (Loch Droma)

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

Bagged in the gloaming. Some hinds weren't too pleased I'd stopped.


Good condition 2016-04-04 17:15 - TP0012 (Nedd)

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

Never knew 8km could feel like this! Didn't pass a single car.


Good condition 2016-04-04 14:48 - TP7536 (Kinlochbervie)

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

At the fire station down by the pier.


Couldn't find it 2016-04-04 13:17 - TP7786 (Laxford Bridge)

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

Spent a good half hour searching for this one. All three GPS's gave its position as on the west side of the road, just out from a small buttress of rock. I suspect it now lies under the hundred tons of rock that was deposited here when the road was widened.


Good condition 2016-04-04 11:13 - TP0013 (Shinness)

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

Thanks to the superb directions given by Peregrinus, it took no time to uncover this one. A pile of old telephone pole tops is right next to the bolt.


Couldn't find it 2016-04-04 10:52 - TP7834 (Lairg (1946))

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

Parked in a convenient lay-by and scambled down easy banking through the hazel bushes. GPS seemed to indicate FBM just offshore under the water or it could indeed be under the new road. As the water of level of Loch Shin does fluctuate, it might be worth returning to check out the offshore reading when the water level is lower.


Good condition 2016-03-22 13:37 - TP1975 (Carn Nan Tri-Tighearnan)

FB Number: S1613   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked above Drynachan and followed the marked track till it's end. Thereafter, with a myriad of peat bogs to clamber over, I first bagged Carn An Uillt Bhric and then on to this summit. A leg destroying slog back over the peat hags followed before descending back down the track.


Good condition 2016-03-22 12:51 - TP1935 (Carn An Uillt Bhric)

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

Parked above Drynachan and followed the marked track till it's end. Thereafter, with a myriad of peat bogs to clamber over, I first bagged this and then on to next nearby trig. This one has no flush bracket, a bit like some of the Ross-shire ones. A leg destroying slog back over the peat hags followed before descending back down the track.


Good condition 2016-03-19 13:05 - TP0023 (Dingwall)

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

Easily found using the OS sketch. Post still has nail in it. Geocache beside it.


Good condition 2016-03-19 12:14 - TP0558 (Contin FBM Aux 1)

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

A couple of minutes probing with a tent peg produced the Berntsen on the surface but well covered with a tuft of grass. Nice spot with a good view.


Good condition 2016-03-17 13:01 - TP1167 (Beinn Bhuide Mhor)

FB Number: S7515   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good walk up the track which in places was choked with snow. Absolutely stunning views from the trig. Morven in the north right round to Slioch and Knoydart in the west. The view to the Cairngorms is now interupted by the wind turbines at Moy.


Good condition 2016-03-15 14:42 - TP3870 (Hill Of Clashmadin)

FB Number: S7252   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No obvious parking on the minor road, so drove up the access track to the forestry and parked just before the gate. Nice walk in to the trig with only the last bit over the felled area. Lots of newly planted trees. With CJ


Good condition 2016-03-15 11:49 - TP1666 (Broken Moan)

FB Number: S7223   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Parked in the car park at the bottom of the hill and wandered up the road and over the old railway in lovely spring weather. The 1:25000 map (but not the 1:50000) showed a track to the south of the trig and it seemed to offer closer access, so that's where I headed. What little of it that remains is totally choked with fallen trees. On to Plan B. After battling my way in from the usual track, I found it guarded by a squadron of collapsed trees. Spotted a geocache at the trigs base. With CJ who definitely had a moan!


Good condition 2016-03-10 12:48 - TP1965 (Carn Maol)

FB Number: S7086   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at Highland Boath. Circular walk down the road and then up by Clunas Reservoir finishing back at Cose. Sparkling clear day with great views.


Good condition 2016-02-28 16:21 - TP0670 (Fassfern)

FB Number: S9707   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Easy access across the railway using the official pedestrian crossing. Block of wood and lump of coal still there. What a view! Excellent.


Good condition 2016-02-28 15:03 - TP7152 (Loch Leven)

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

Easy find after the nearby Berntsen.

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Good condition 2016-02-28 14:54 - TP0564 (Loch Leven FBM Aux 1)

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

Using previous photos and measurements, made a real concentrated effort and bingo. At least 3" down under lots of little stones.

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Good condition 2016-02-28 12:16 - TP0039 (Gairlochy)

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

Cheeky little rivet on the concrete support for the canal bridge. Lots of maintenance work going on so area cordoned off.


Good condition 2016-02-28 11:55 - TP0492 (Spean Bridge)

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

Lovely views over to Ben Nevis.


Good condition 2016-02-28 10:34 - TP0557 (Glen Moriston FBM Aux 1)

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

Got it! As has been suggested, it's behind the row of bushes in the corner of the car park nearest the telephone exchange. Hopefully the photos show it's location.

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Good condition 2016-02-24 11:18 - TP2011 (Carse Of Delnies)

FB Number: S7413   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely walk out the carse from Nairn. Very cold sparkling day. Boggy in places.


Good condition 2016-02-17 12:57 - TP2607 (Cromwells Hill)

FB Number: S7518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the Old Kirk and followed the marked track from the castle. Where the fire break starts, I took the right hand fork and near the end of the track followed a timber extractor track almost to the top. I thought a wind blown tree had landed on the trig, but it just missed it. Return was straight down to Blairgorm and back on the road. Very pleasant day.


Good condition 2016-02-03 12:56 - TP0871 (Ardelve)

FB Number: S9749   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Unexpected shape in really good condition.


Good condition 2016-02-03 12:29 - TP0556 (Dornie FBM Aux 1)

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

Gets the mark for the excellent view. Easy find with good parking.


Good condition 2016-02-03 12:25 - TP7198 (Dornie)

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

Parked for the aux and walked back up the road. Just over a substantial fence cooried doon in the whins.


Good condition 2016-02-03 11:25 - TP0483 (Glen Cluanie)

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

Lovely position in Glen Shiel with views towards the nearby peaks. If the road is busy, there's parking about 100 yards west.


Good condition 2016-01-08 13:24 - TP0570 (Arbirlot FBM Aux 1)

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

Hadn't intended doing any trigging today so had no tools with me. However CJ found an old knife and fork in the car we had used on a picnic and so armed with iainmac's images, we began probing for this one. A nice lady from a nearby farm stopped and gave me directions to a nearby cache and I didn't have the heart to tell her that I was looking for something else! After half an hour the fork struck an object which gave that familiar hollow clunk and there it was, 3" down.


Good condition 2016-01-08 12:55 - TP7141 (Arbirlot)

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

Parked on track beside the school and FBM was about 50m down the track on the left hand side.


Good condition 2016-01-05 13:35 - TP7201 (Dunbar West)

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

Driving rain made for a quick visit. FBM flush with the verge.


Good condition 2016-01-01 13:19 - TP0014 (Lothbeg)

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


Couldn't find it 2016-01-01 11:28 - TP0555 (Helmsdale FBM Aux 1)

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

Tried last year when I nabbed the FBM but failed to find the Berntsen. Thought New Years Day would be a good time to try again. Very little traffic, short grass, plenty of time. An hour later in freezing conditions - nothing.


Good condition 2015-11-30 14:10 - TP3892 (Hill Of Mulderie)

FB Number: S7279   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good ascent in snowy conditions. Just followed the tracks marked on the map.


Good condition 2015-11-30 12:30 - TP6437 (Thiefs Hill)

FB Number: S7090   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice easy walk up a snowy forest road. The area round the trig has been clear felled making it easy to see but more difficult to stumble to. Sorry to have missed a fellow trigger but was on Hill of Mulderie by that time. It would have been great to say hello.


Good condition 2015-11-19 14:52 - TP1886 (Camilty Hill)

FB Number: S2681   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up the forest track from beside the fortified compound. Wished the weather had been better to visit the nearby fortlet.


Couldn't find it 2015-11-16 11:28 - TP8342 (Cademuir Hill)

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

Had another go. The trees have now been clear felled and the view is well worth the climb. Despite an hour of searching in freezing rain and wind, still couldn't find the bolt. Ah well.


Good condition 2015-11-12 14:34 - TP4410 (Libberton Mains)

FB Number: S5584   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on the narrow minor road to the east of the trig. Quick dash across the field.


Good condition 2015-11-12 13:41 - TP1414 (Black Hill (NS77))

FB Number: S3660   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Climbed into the teeth of a strengthening wind. Storm Abigail apparently. Good views all round. Didn't hang about though.


Good condition 2015-11-12 13:07 - TP4842 (Miltonhead)

FB Number: S8761   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Loved this memorial. Roy's maps can be viewed on the National Library of Scotland's web site. Marvellous to see the detail. Lots of other historical OS maps too.


Good condition 2015-11-11 15:15 - TP4223 (Kings Seat)

FB Number: S3081   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on minor road to the east of the trig, just north of Ankrielaw. A quick tramp up the edge of the field and the trig was bagged. Good views to the Pentlands and Edinburgh.


Good condition 2015-11-11 14:34 - TP2003 (Carrington)

FB Number: S3076   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked outside the lovely kirk in Carrington village. Went west then south west on minor road to Carrington House. Just past the house a track led onto the stubble field and hence to the trig. Must have timed it right to avoid any crops. Trig sits up on a cheeky wee hill and gives good views.


Good condition 2015-11-11 13:55 - TP3077 (Esperston Law)

FB Number: S3073   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked near a gate above and to the east of the quarry which gave access to a grass field which in turn led up to the wall which surrounds the felled forestry. A dry stane dyker had been re-building the wall but this becomes a fence near the trig. It nestles in a right angle of the wall. There's a good view of the interesting cross country conveyor belt.


Good condition 2015-11-11 13:26 - TP0080 (Tathieknowe)

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

There's a new fence. Bolt about a foot on the road side of the thick post.


Slightly damaged 2015-11-11 12:08 - TP6533 (Torfichen Hill)

FB Number: S3082   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked at entrance to wind farm. Followed county boundary to trig but picked up the gravel track from a pond on the way back. Landed me along the road a bit but it gives good access.


Good condition 2015-11-10 13:27 - TP2786 (Dingleton)

FB Number: S3125   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy roadside trig suitable for today's weather. Cap still intact which is unusual for a trig that's so accessible.


Damaged 2015-11-09 11:23 - TP6296 (Symington Mill)

FB Number: S5458   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Horizontal rain. Almost a roadside trig. Badly corroded on top.


Couldn't find it 2015-11-08 12:25 - TP8345 (Wallaces Hill)

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

Walked from Cardrona along forest tracks to this summit. Horrible driving rain. The whole hill has been clear felled and replanted. Despite a half hour search, I concluded the bolt has been probably destroyed by the preparatory ploughing. Marked cairn is still intact.


Good condition 2015-10-27 13:51 - TP5084 (Neuk)

FB Number: S5599   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just over the wall on the edge of a field. Although there was no crop when I visited, it wouldn't matter anyway as the trig is right beside a boundary wall and any visit wouldn't compromise the crop.


Good condition 2015-10-26 15:05 - TP4278 (Knock Of Braemoray)

FB Number: S7519   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in layby at 003410. Followed faint tracks up through the heather. Fantastic views all round. Lovely Autumn colours.

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Slightly damaged 2015-10-19 15:58 - TP3166 (Findlays Seat)

FB Number: 11088   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked near the end of the public road at Teindland Farm. The track up past Moniemouies was pleasant and led by an easy gradient to the trig. Another metal hat on it's top contained the visitors book which was duly read and signed. With CJW.


Good condition 2015-10-15 15:49 - TP2551 (Creag A Chlachain)

FB Number: S7487   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A bit of a flog up deep heather from the 7 Lochs track, but well worth it. Lovely crisp Autumn day with good visibility. View from the trig is good but even better from the cairn 100m to the east. Descended directly back to the road.


Good condition 2015-10-10 14:49 - TP1911 (Carden Hill)

FB Number: S6935   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the picnic site on the A96 near spot height 82. Followed the track up into the forest and round to the south west. An easy route in and out.


Good condition 2015-10-01 09:45 - TP0510 (Ecclefechan)

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

What a spot. Grabbed while at a B &B in the area en route from the Forest of Dean to Home. Nice easy find with gorgeous views and a very sunny day.


Good condition 2015-09-24 13:32 - TP7103 (Ynys Cerig-Duan)

FB Number: S8186   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bagged having come down on the train from Ffestiniog. I've thrashed through undergrowth to get to a trig before but this was one of the worst. Bracken way above my head. A good pull though, had me on top. Well worth it for the view. A winter ascent would be better me thinks.


Good condition 2015-09-22 17:16 - TP3208 (Porthamel)

FB Number: 10345   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

What a fence. It's a cracker. Views to Snowdonia good.


Good condition 2015-09-22 15:00 - TP1828 (Bwrdd Arthur)

FB Number: S7298   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely spot, good views. A bonus was the challenging road.


Good condition 2015-09-22 14:27 - TP5383 (Penmynydd)

FB Number: S7256   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Elevated roadside trig. Parking at mast.


Good condition 2015-09-21 14:28 - TP4448 (Little Ormes Head)

FB Number: S7323   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked along the prom. It was further than it looked. Superb situation with great views. A kestrel and some alpine chuffs kept us company. Unlike the Great Orme, there was nobody else around.


Good condition 2015-09-19 14:11 - TP0005 (Moel Fammau)

FB Number: 2961   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very busy today. Trig covered in flying ants.


Good condition 2015-09-18 19:24 - TP2492 (Craig Fawr)

FB Number: S3535   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely eagle's eye view of the coast. Enjoyed a nice sunset.


Good condition 2015-09-18 19:15 - TP7209 (Dyserth (R))

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

Very cute in it's own little cage.


Good condition 2015-09-18 19:11 - TP0604 (Dyserth FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy find. Well exposed. Usually I have to dig for these.


Slightly damaged 2015-09-16 16:44 - TP8521 (Ffestiniog)

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

Lovely spot behind the church on a mound. Good views all round on a stunning afternoon.


Good condition 2015-09-14 14:10 - TP7690 (Maes-Y-Facrell)

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

Grabbed on a walk round the Orme. Found using previous photographs.


Good condition 2015-09-14 13:27 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)

FB Number: S1627   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from the town. Weather was grey so views not great. Enjoyed a walk right round the Orme before descending back into Llandudno.


Good condition 2015-09-05 18:39 - TP7146 (Banchory)

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

Lots of thorns.


Good condition 2015-09-05 18:07 - TP0571 (Banchory FBM Aux 1)

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

Got it! Three inches down. Had to work hard for this one.

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Good condition 2015-09-04 13:15 - TP1956 (Carn Glas Choire)

FB Number: S7211   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the track. Some lads were putting up a new fence on top but they abandoned the work due to the weather and headed down. Horizontal heavy rain.

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Good condition 2015-08-29 17:18 - TP5461 (Pitdoulsie)

FB Number: S6987   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It's a pillar, on a bank, in a hedge. You could almost touch it from the car!


Couldn't find it 2015-08-23 15:51 - TP8142 (Burghead CG Station)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Definitely under the pitch floor. Worth the wander for the view.

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Good condition 2015-08-23 15:50 - TP0026 (Burghead)

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

Lovely position with good sea views.


Slightly damaged 2015-08-17 11:49 - TP1694 (Broughton Heights)

FB Number: S5679   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Came up from the walker's car park at Broughton Place. Very hot day with lots of flies. Superb 360 views. With JSW from Australia.

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Good condition 2015-08-16 16:03 - TP0684 (Black Hill (NT72))

FB Number: S7402   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wanted to do this hill for the last 55 years. Did not disappoint. Loved it! Parked in Earlston and walked along to the farm then followed the signposts. After the trig, carried on and completed the Earlston circuit.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-12 13:41 - TP1963 (Carn Liath)

FB Number: S9437   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Weather not brilliant but at least it didn't rain. A quick but gruelling ascent. With JSW from Australia.

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Good condition 2015-08-08 11:14 - TP7535 (Helmsdale)

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

It's a white dome, beside the harbour, in Helmsdale. Very picturesque. Worth a wander.

Spot the dome! ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-07-29 12:25 - TP1310 (Ben Vrackie)

FB Number: S9444   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very busy. Good views to south and west. With JSW.


Slightly damaged 2015-07-21 12:34 - TP2602 (Croidh - La)

FB Number: 10765   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

What a cracking hill with great views. Walked up from Tromie Bridge. The marked hill track does exist all the way to the summit and there's a stile and then a gate through the deer fences. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2015-07-11 12:26 - TP7739 (Buckie)

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

Was doing part of the Moray Coastal Path and popped up to this one while going through Buckie.


Good condition 2015-07-09 12:39 - TP1143 (Beinn A' Chuallaich)

FB Number: S9358   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked at the road junction near Dunalastair Water and headed north following the marked track and ridge to summit. There's a huge cairn with the trig nearby. The views were stupendous from the Gorms in the north to Ben Cruachan in the south. Absolutely magic day.


Good condition 2015-06-30 09:26 - TP7517 (Braemar)

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

Was in the Braemar area to bag a Corbett, Carn na Drochaide, but could'nt resist popping up to the fire station.


Good condition 2015-06-23 11:09 - TP4926 (Morrone)

FB Number: 10759   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Easy walk up from Braemar to this Vanessa. Absolutely superb views from the top. A change to see the Cairngorms from the south. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2015-06-19 12:42 - TP3338 (Geal Charn Mor)

FB Number: 10695   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Cracking hill. With Nozzer.


Good condition 2015-06-17 15:26 - TP7136 (Aberdeen North)

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

A lovely spot above the river. Go to the bottom of the steps, face uphill, go up to lampost and look left. Lots of undergrowth in June.

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Good condition 2015-06-05 16:02 - TP5735 (Roseisle)

FB Number: S7189   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

With Nozzer. One of the best view points in the area.


Good condition 2015-06-05 14:54 - TP3932 (Hills)

FB Number: S7212   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With Nozzer.


Good condition 2015-06-02 14:24 - TP8144 (Forres Tower)

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

Cracking view from the top and a nice little museum as well. Bolt is on top of staircase roof.


Good condition 2015-05-31 10:54 - TP0476 (Durness)

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

Lovely spot despite the horizontal rain!

That's wool, not snow. ©BigJ


Slightly damaged 2015-05-30 12:51 - TP11994 (Portvasgo)

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

While on a lovely coastal walk round Portvasgo looking for Primula Scotica, decided to look for this little beauty. Bravely accompanied by friends and especially DM, the hillside was scoured and the bolt eventually found. The views were stunning which made the whole excercise worthwhile. Oh, and we found Primula Scotica as well.

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A proud DM pointing to the bolt. ©BigJ
I had to get in on the act ©BigJ
It's not big! ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-05-28 15:01 - TP6404 (The Moorland)

FB Number: S7094   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A Scottish jungle. Absolutely loved it.


Good condition 2015-05-28 12:52 - TP3911 (Hill Of Towie)

FB Number: S7444   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With Nozzer.


Good condition 2015-05-28 11:16 - TP1845 (Cairds Wood)

FB Number: S7228   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With Nozzer.


Good condition 2015-05-26 15:10 - TP3531 (Grumack Hill)

FB Number: S7046   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at Mill of Lynebain and crossed a lovely footbridge. Followed the marked track up to the ridge and then flogged across deep heather and bog to the trig. It's not had many visits and I can see why. There was a boundary stone nearby with "B" on one side and "R" on the other. The track to the south east gave a better descent route.


Good condition 2015-05-26 12:05 - TP4947 (Mount Of Haddoch)

FB Number: S7091   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked in the forestry track from the A941 where it meets the B9002. Floundery heather up to the trig. Some forestry work going on.


Good condition 2015-05-24 12:11 - TP15409 (Lady Hill)

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

Followed the directions from Singlespeed. The early summer vegetation still made this a wee challenge. Worth doing especially for the view. With CJ.

There it is! ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-05-22 16:03 - TP2553 (Creag An Fhithich)

FB Number: S7411   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at a disused gate at the sawmill. Wandered up the forestry road then cut up right to find the trig. Spotted the odd tree creeper but didn't see any capercaillie despite the warning signs.


Good condition 2015-05-22 10:43 - TP1984 (Carn-An-Ailean)

FB Number: 10761   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked in from the Slochd and cut up to the right opposite the cairn. Very windy on top. Passed a few D of E groups on the track.

Nozzer and I and trig ©BigJ
It was windy ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-05-17 16:50 - TP6592 (Troves)

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

Didn't want to invade the house owners privacy so just photographed it from the road.


Good condition 2015-05-17 11:58 - TP7191 (Portsoy)

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

Tucked away in the corner just behind the wall.


Good condition 2015-05-15 12:52 - TP2840 (Druim A Chuilein)

FB Number: S8135   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Young trees are starting to grow. Good views.


Good condition 2015-05-15 10:46 - TP2257 (Cnoc A' Bhreacaich)

FB Number: S8263   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Came up from the back. Easy walking over rough pasture. Tremendous views. There's a data gathering mast nearby.

Nozzer practicing camouflage technique. ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-05-14 09:32 - TP7274 (Inverness)

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

Still there

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Good condition 2015-05-13 20:22 - TP0024 (Ardersier)

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

It's tiny. You certainly couldn't trip over it!

It's tiny! ©BigJ
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Good condition 2015-05-12 16:22 - TP2289 (Cnoc Navie)

FB Number: S8264   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked near Nonikiln Farm and followed track up through crops to the tree line. Good views.


Good condition 2015-05-12 15:23 - TP2281 (Cnoc Duaig)

FB Number: S8265   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy short walk from the North East. View limited. Raised letters again.


Good condition 2015-05-12 13:01 - TP4243 (Kinrive Hill)

FB Number: S8414   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked on the tarmac road and walked up the Kinhrive Farm road. Nobody found at farm so carried on up through cows and came out on the hill. Signs seem to suggest walkers/cyclists welcome. Brilliant view from trig which has it's plug in place with raised letters. Being close, we navigated down on to the entrance to the Inchindown underground fuel tanks built during the war. Not a lot to see but of historical interest. With Nozzer.

Great view ©BigJ


Couldn't find it 2015-05-09 15:59 - TP15300 (Littleferry)

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

Had a go at finding this one but was never hopeful. Position is marked as on sand dunes so I suspect it's long gone. Great place to see seals though.


Good condition 2015-05-08 13:40 - TP2406 (Corarnstilbeg)

FB Number: 10766   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A cheeky wee Marilyn but unfortunately no view because of the trees.


Good condition 2015-05-04 14:27 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)

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

Nice find between FBM and road.


Unreachable but visible 2015-05-04 14:15 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

It's just sitting there - all alone - but still loved.


Good condition 2015-05-04 14:14 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

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

Starting to be surround by bushes.


Good condition 2015-04-30 13:36 - TP1946 (Carn Dearg Beag)

FB Number: 10749   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came up following tracks from Carnachuin having parked where the public roads ends. Arrived at the trig as a snow storm hit. Trig as described. With Nozzer.

The trig is to the right. ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-28 10:48 - TP4937 (Mount Eagle)

FB Number: S7971   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Definitely surrounded by jaggy whins. A bit of a path exists that goes in from the left of the masts. Only found it on the way out. Typical!


Good condition 2015-04-26 14:15 - TP4330 (Lamington)

FB Number: S7679   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Difficult approach over storm damaged trees. Heavy snow storm at the time. Lost the dog and the trig but eventually found both. Best to come in along overgrown track to the east of the trig and then cut up when the trees stop.


Good condition 2015-04-26 12:08 - TP0560 (Tain FBM Aux 1)

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

I tried to find this one on three previous occasions over the last year. Failed. However, armed with determination, CJ and the OS and previous photographs, I wanted to give it another go. Carefull probing with tent pegs tied on to garden canes eventually proved sucessful. However, there is a lot of false stones and lumps of concrete on the site. Beware.

Got it! ©BigJ
Cane marks the spot. ©BigJ
©BigJ
CJ highly delighted with the find! ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-25 13:26 - TP1784 (Burnside)

FB Number: S7238   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Short diversion on a walk from Burghead to Lossiemouth. Excellent sea views. Bitingly cold wind.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-18 14:46 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

FB Number: S3087   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy walk up through the whins. Some lovely people were planting wild flower plugs. Wonderful clear view all round.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-16 17:07 - TP4353 (Langside Law)

FB Number: S7908   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Parked at Tow Ford and walked along road to Nether Hindford. Followed track up to Roman forts and back along Dere Street. Bagged trig at the end. Fantastic day and views. With CJ.

CJ showing how cold it was. ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-15 16:59 - TP2914 (Dundreich)

FB Number: S3089   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Walked up from Eddleston through Boreland Farm. A steep pull up quad tracks saw me on top. Stunning Views. Have wanted to do this hill for 50 years. Finally made it.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-15 16:00 - TP1689 (Broomlee Hill)

FB Number: S3137   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up track to mast. A ferocious dry stane dyke topped by a barbed wire fence blocked the way to the trig. Helpful jutting out stones helped a quick vault over.

©BigJ


Slightly damaged 2015-04-14 12:25 - TP0580 (Moffat FBM Aux 1)

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

Because of previous hard work, quite easy to find. As mentioned before, the lid is slightly raised. Despite a good clean, I couldn't get the lid to locate flat.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-13 13:42 - TP4350 (Langlee Mains)

FB Number: S7525   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Arrived after doing Buckholm Hill trig. Walking back down through woodland was a bit confusing. Enjoyed the walk back through Gala. With CJ.


Good condition 2015-04-13 12:12 - TP1745 (Buckholm Hill)

FB Number: S7477   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from cemetery. After doing trig, walked round higher paths to take in Langlee Mains trig as well. Saved loosing too much height. With CJ.


Good condition 2015-04-12 17:41 - TP5870 (Sell Moor)

FB Number: S7479   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked in layby beside the cattle grid. There is a pedestrian gate near the west corner of the wood where it meets the road. Followed a vehicle track right up to the trig. Fantastic views all round. With CJ.


Good condition 2015-04-12 16:43 - TP6168 (Staunchley Hill)

FB Number: S7407   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked where the road goes under the pylons. Easy walk along track. Found the trig inside the sheep fank which also contained a sheep and a lamb, so didn't enter and disturb them. Got FB number using binoculars. Hope the sheep appreciated it. With CJ.


Destroyed 2015-04-12 15:45 - TP6089 (Soutra Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

I should have read this log before trying to find this trig. Made it across fields to quarry and then - nothing. It's definitely gone. With CJ.


Good condition 2015-04-12 15:09 - TP3103 (Falside Hill)

FB Number: S3015   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Well worth it for the view. With CJ.


Good condition 2015-04-08 11:20 - TP1011 (Bankhead)

FB Number: S5264   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy saunter up through the open larch wood. New barbed wire fence is awkward but there is a gate at the east corner.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-08 10:27 - TP7194 (Rhynie)

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

Despite being next to the road, it took a wee while to spot this rascal. You could almost reach over the barbed wire fence and touch it.

Good foot rest! ©BigJ
©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-05 17:24 - TP0481 (Lybster)

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

Parked in farm road bell mouth opposite. On Northwest side of road in corner of fence. Got a cheery wave from the farmer as I was photographing.

The team can't contain their excitment! ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-05 16:55 - TP6285 (Swiney Hill)

FB Number: S6882   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the path from the harbour. A bank of fog rolled in as I arrived at the trig, so no views.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-05 15:09 - TP1313 (Benachielt)

FB Number: S6842   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Wandered up marked track. Quite a plethora of masts. Great views to Ben Rhines, Cairngorms, Morven and Ben Loyal.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-05 12:20 - TP7242 (Helmsdale)

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

Easily spotted in front of the concrete hut. Convenient layby nearby.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-04-02 13:24 - TP3371 (Glas Bheinn Mhor)

FB Number: S8176   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Came up from Aultsigh with Nozzer on a good track. Data gathering mast still there but no sign of turbines -yet. Fantastic summit with lots of snow.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-03-29 15:02 - TP0936 (Aulich Hill)

FB Number: S9361   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed marked forestry track along and up and round.


Good condition 2015-03-29 12:20 - TP0568 (Tummel Bridge FBM Aux 1)

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

Couldn't find it at first. Walking pole stabbing did the trick. Formed the opinion that Berntsen is new after water main installation. Cap looks very new. Could be wrong.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-03-29 11:53 - TP7229 (Tummel Bridge)

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

Easy to find. Different stud on this one.


Good condition 2015-03-28 15:55 - TP2677 (Culloden)

FB Number: S7410   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Lots of fallen trees just before reaching the trig.


Good condition 2015-03-28 15:25 - TP4757 (Meikle Kildrummie)

FB Number: S7733   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in Kinchyle Farm bell mouth. Plenty room. Through 2 gates then short walk along ridge.


Good condition 2015-03-25 12:48 - TP1200 (Beinn Mholach)

FB Number: S9290   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Brilliant hill with wonderful views. Cycled in from Dalnaspidal with Nozzer. On the outlying ridge, look out for the small rock pinnacle that looks like a dogs head at approx (NN 59512 66045).

At Approx NN 59512 66045


Good condition 2015-03-18 15:52 - TP0493 (Dalwhinnie)

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

After a bit of a search, found it just in from the mile stone.


Good condition 2015-03-18 12:31 - TP4722 (Meall Breac)

FB Number: S9402   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Brilliant trig which was combined with the adjoining Corbett. Sadly forgot to visit the centre of Scotland on the way down. Will go back for that.

I think I found the trig! ©BigJ


Slightly damaged 2015-03-15 16:36 - TP0879 (Ardroag)

FB Number: S9452   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked at cattle pens at road junction. A couple of gates, some bog and highland cows, and I was there. Good views.


Slightly damaged 2015-03-15 15:53 - TP1305 (Ben Toirlean)

FB Number: 10074   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Just a short boggy walk from the main road. Great views.

Could you not have a normal hobby like golf! ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-03-15 13:58 - TP3717 (Heilla)

FB Number: 10099   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Lovely sunny day added to the superb situation. Parked at the new community centre (spotless toilets through auto doors), through gate and wander up hill.


Good condition 2015-03-15 11:32 - TP5819 (Sasunnaich)

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

Lovely position overlooking the shore. Big layby, then ditch, then whins, then barbed wire fence, then bog and heather.


Good condition 2015-03-15 10:11 - TP0485 (Achnasheen)

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

On the north side of the track opposite the old bridge. Not so much vegetation in March.


Good condition 2015-03-12 12:06 - TP6724 (Wangie Hill)

FB Number: S7419   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Came in the track from the east to make a longer walk out of it. (Start NJ 11820 54632). High winds made it interesting. Easily found.

You told me I was looking for sheep! ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-03-11 09:32 - TP2890 (Dun Davie)

FB Number: S7482   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Went up Dave's Brae and round the forest to make a walk of it. Trig well protected by fencing.


Good condition 2015-03-10 15:50 - TP1943 (Carn Choire Riabhaich)

FB Number: 10746   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked at Garthbeg Farm after speaking to very friendly farmer. Lots of wind farm tracks and parafanalia I'm afraid. Vanessa had raised letter plug. Great views all round. Descended down to loch and back along track to farm.

Very nice condition with raised lettering. ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-03-05 16:52 - TP3888 (Hill Of Meft)

FB Number: S7085   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up through woods and over a low fence. Trig surrounded by young trees. Spotted the geocache.


Good condition 2015-03-05 15:15 - TP1766 (Bunker Hill)

FB Number: S7180   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached along the track through forest. Tractor was ploughing the field but walked round the edge and over a low fence to trig.


Good condition 2015-03-05 13:45 - TP3874 (Hill Of Culbirnie)

FB Number: S6201   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the track to Cowford farm. There is now a wind turbine on top of the hill with a good track up to it. There is even a walker's gate through the fence. All trigs on farm land should have this!


Good condition 2015-03-05 12:51 - TP6211 (Stonieley)

FB Number: S6990   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Accompanied by Nozzer, wandered up through Stonieley farm following track. Good views. On way down, spoke to the farmer, who was totally underwhelmed by our quest.


Couldn't find it 2015-03-05 11:07 - TP3294 (Gallow Hill)

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

Tried again, this time accompanied by Nozzer. Despite a really good hunt, came to the conclusion it's well and truly buried under dumped material. It may resurface in the future as it has in the past.


Good condition 2015-03-05 10:36 - TP0562 (Portsoy FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy to find thanks to the efforts of Singlespeed a couple of weeks before. It would have very difficult to find otherwise. Honest it's been pure coincidence I've followed in your footsteps.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-03-03 15:46 - TP1785 (Burnside)

FB Number: S7220   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice trig in a field above Newmill. A bonus was a snow bunting. It must have been on it's holidays.


Good condition 2015-03-03 15:05 - TP3881 (Hill Of Grange)

FB Number: S7254   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This is my first plug with raised lettering. Nice and easy at the roadside.


Good condition 2015-03-03 14:35 - TP3905 (Hill Of Summertown)

FB Number: S7182   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It's a trig in a felled forest.


Good condition 2015-03-03 12:59 - TP2940 (Durn Hill)

FB Number: S6203   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Up the track to the left of the quarry, over a fence and through a gate. Trig point has a fantastic view. Well worth the climb. Biting cold wind though.


Good condition 2015-03-03 11:49 - TP5503 (Portknockie)

FB Number: S7179   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2015-03-03 10:28 - TP4614 (Mains Of Tannachy)

FB Number: S7222   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Wandered up the farm road and spoke to the farmer who was fixing a tractor. He had no problem with us (Nozzer and I) visiting the trig.


Good condition 2015-03-03 09:42 - TP0561 (Elgin FBM Aux 1)

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

Only bagged thanks to the efforts of others. My first Berntsen. Amazingly satisfying.


Good condition 2015-02-26 14:25 - TP4513 (Logie Head)

FB Number: S6205   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Stunning sea views from an elevated position. Walked in along the track to the ruin of Logie House from upper Cullen. Forgot to look for the bench mark though.


Good condition 2015-02-19 12:44 - TP4438 (Little Conval)

FB Number: S7213   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely sunny day with a cold wind. Ascended from Dufftown Distillery to the bealach between the two Convals. Trig slightly beyond the summit.


Good condition 2015-02-17 15:17 - TP7166 (Moffat)

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

Easy find by the bridge. Passing cars wondered what I was doing!


Good condition 2015-02-17 12:06 - TP4073 (Huntly Covert)

FB Number: S7581   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

What a fantastic 360 panorama. Crystal clear weather.


Good condition 2015-02-15 12:38 - TP0922 (Auchencorth Moss)

FB Number: S3139   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

What can I say. It's in the middle of a wet bog. A small plaque on the pillar records it has been adopted by Craigroyston High School.


Good condition 2015-02-15 11:42 - TP3438 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S3135   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Lanancha Hub car park. Alas tea shop not open. Easy track up on to ridge. Strange aerial thing near trig. Fantastic views all round with clear blue sky.


Good condition 2015-02-12 14:12 - TP7032 (Wood Hill)

FB Number: S8460   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited on a walk round Rosehaugh Estate and Ormond Castle. In the middle of whins which will engulf it shortly.


Good condition 2015-02-10 15:08 - TP6427 (The Scalp)

FB Number: S7095   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

With Nosser. Walked up the track from the Dufftown/Huntly road. Very cold with patches of snow. Great views from trig. One for the connoisseur.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-02-10 11:20 - TP5839 (Scaut Hill)

FB Number: S7277   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Great walk in through a snowy landscape. What a view on top. Along with The Scalp, one to be savoured.


Good condition 2015-02-08 16:43 - TP0477 (Lairg)

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

Followed the track up from the road. FBM easily spotted just before the forest. Disappointed a lot of sheep who thought I was there to feed them.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-02-08 13:59 - TP0475 (Ledmore)

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

Easily spotted from the road. There's now an electric fence to vault!


Damaged 2015-02-05 14:15 - TP1934 (Carn An Fhreiceadain)

FB Number: S1564   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Along with Nozzer, ascended from Kingussie. Gloriously sharp winters day but mist came down on the top. Lots of white hares, grouse and ptarmigan.

You've got to be keen! ©BigJ


Good condition 2015-02-01 15:54 - TP3145 (Ferryton)

FB Number: S8039   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant situation overlooking the Cromarty Firth. Just at edge of field.


Good condition 2015-02-01 15:10 - TP5959 (Shoremill)

FB Number: S7759   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Passed this trig for the last 50 years. Only stopped today. It's well looked after.


Good condition 2015-02-01 14:54 - TP1458 (Blackstand)

FB Number: S7670   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Being winter, it was easier to spot, but still tucked away behind a bush. Top covered in icy snow so couldn't see if the plug was still there.


Good condition 2015-01-27 15:56 - TP6331 (Teindland Wood)

FB Number: S7089   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice walk in along foest roads which were occasionally blocked by fallen trees. Lovely rainbow spotted on the way back.


Good condition 2015-01-27 14:37 - TP6608 (Tulloch Wood)

FB Number: S7078   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good views on top. Tree beside trig still growing!


Good condition 2015-01-27 12:53 - TP1445 (Blackfolds)

FB Number: S7217   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good views over to Aberlour and Ben Rhines. Curious donkeys watched our visit.


Good condition 2015-01-27 11:29 - TP5758 (Roys Hill)

FB Number: S7512   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Hard tramp up snow filled track. Superb views although most of them contain a wind farm.


Good condition 2015-01-22 14:23 - TP5236 (Ord Ban)

FB Number: 10767   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Was with Nozzer as we battled up deep snow. The top was blasted by an artic wind but the views were spectacular.

©BigJ


Good condition 2015-01-03 10:43 - TP1687 (Broomieknowe Golf Course)

FB Number: S3071   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Staying at nearby Premier Inn. Walked up through field from Lasswade Road. Trig nestling beside wall and Tee on golf course side.


Good condition 2014-12-26 14:44 - TP7227 (Glen Moriston)

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

Easy to spot on the west side of the old bridge on upstream side. Low vegetation and frost helped.


Good condition 2014-12-26 12:39 - TP0486 (Loch Tarff)

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

Lovely spot with frost all round. Was worried that this FBM might have been damaged/moved/lost when the new bit of road was constructed. All intact and real easy to spot from the road.


Good condition 2014-12-25 15:06 - TP1969 (Carn Na Caillich)

FB Number: S7302   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Turkey and a trig. Now that's what I call a good Christmas!


Damaged 2014-12-22 14:21 - TP2062 (Cawdor)

FB Number: S7414   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Along with Nosser, tried to get this one in 2013. Failed because of thorns. Along with secateurs, he managed early in 2014 but I only made it today. Well done everybody on their hard work pruning. Big difference in the thorns. Good scramble up followed by a good view.


Good condition 2014-12-04 11:15 - TP3230 (Fornet)

FB Number: S5254   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Loved the setting beside standing stones. Misty when I visited, so very atmospheric.


Good condition 2014-12-04 10:29 - TP3297 (Gallows Hill)

FB Number: S6982   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up field boundary. Path on map overgrown.


Good condition 2014-12-02 14:55 - TP2201 (Clasmach Hill)

FB Number: S6198   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked near The Ward and walked up track. Bitingly cold wind but great views all round on top. Named lots of surrounding hills.


Good condition 2014-12-02 12:44 - TP5238 (Ordiquhill)

FB Number: S7092   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had to whack through young larch trees at top. Well worth it.


Good condition 2014-12-02 11:08 - TP3248 (Fourman Hill)

FB Number: S6899   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Ascended from Redhill Farm. Bitterly cold wind. Good views all round.


Good condition 2014-11-30 14:07 - TP4714 (Meall An Fheadain)

FB Number: S8153   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked from road. Fantastic views all round.


Good condition 2014-11-30 11:13 - TP0484 (Ullapool)

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

Surrounded by whin but faint path allowed entry.


Good condition 2014-11-25 14:20 - TP4709 (Meall A Chrathaich)

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

Lovely climb out of Glen Moriston through freezing mist and into sunshine. Anti-clockwise around Loch a'Chrathaich to reach the summit. Great views but no FB. Definitely a hill for the connoisseur.


Good condition 2014-11-18 15:39 - TP4175 (Kessock Ord)

FB Number: S7760   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-11-18 14:53 - TP4188 (Kilcoy)

FB Number: S8131   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk in from forestry car park. Last bit over rough re-planted terrain.


Good condition 2014-11-18 12:16 - TP1971 (Carn Na Dubh Choille)

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

Heavy going up through heather. Well worth it. Another FBless trig point.


Good condition 2014-11-18 09:56 - TP7181 (Contin)

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

Must have passed it for years and never noticed. Delighted to have bagged it.


Good condition 2014-11-06 17:38 - TP2247 (Clune Wood)

FB Number: S7268   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited in the dark but still easily found.


Good condition 2014-11-06 17:07 - TP5116 (Newton)

FB Number: S7235   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily seen and visited from the road.


Good condition 2014-11-01 15:29 - TP6607 (Tulloch Hill)

FB Number: S7197   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy walk in along forestry road.


Slightly damaged 2014-10-30 14:38 - TP4544 (Lossiemouth Base East Terminal)

FB Number: 11093   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Long but flat walk in. Loved the cast iron cap.


Good condition 2014-10-21 10:45 - TP2671 (Culbin)

FB Number: S8723   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited during the tail end of a hurricane so didn't bother climbing adjoining tower. All the trees were fairly moving!


Slightly damaged 2014-10-16 15:58 - TP6853 (Wether Law)

FB Number: S3134   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Good view point and a Marilyn. Found a great way through forest that lost very little height from Peat Hill.


Good condition 2014-10-16 15:28 - TP5339 (Peat Hill)

FB Number: 11198   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Now surrounded by tall trees so no view. Trig in lovely condition.


Good condition 2014-10-15 15:25 - TP3289 (Gala Law)

FB Number: S7528   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely view over Hawick. Nice coat of white paint.


Good condition 2014-10-13 16:40 - TP6563 (Traprain Law)

FB Number: S3065   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Brilliant viewpoint all round.


Good condition 2014-10-13 13:32 - TP5866 (Seggarsdean)

FB Number: S3052   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On the line of the hedge from gate to tree.


Good condition 2014-10-13 13:10 - TP4804 (Middle Mains)

FB Number: S3053   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy roadside on bagged in pouring rain.


Good condition 2014-10-13 12:58 - TP4394 (Leehouses)

FB Number: S3060   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Almost totally enclosed by hedge. Had to fight to get at FB.


Good condition 2014-10-13 12:30 - TP2799 (Dodridge Law)

FB Number: S3067   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Just in from right angled bend. Defended by 50 pheasants!


Good condition 2014-10-12 16:47 - TP5565 (Rachan Hill)

FB Number: S5680   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely walk up through forest in Autumn sunshine. 9 roe deer in field below trig.


Good condition 2014-10-12 12:08 - TP2589 (Crichton Mains)

FB Number: S3074   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visible from road. In between crops so access easy.


Good condition 2014-10-09 12:03 - TP0487 (Daviot)

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

Because the fence has been moved back, now right at the side of the road. Great.


Good condition 2014-10-05 12:41 - TP7215 (Elgin)

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

Followed the directions of Perigrinus and found it straight away. Good one.


Good condition 2014-10-05 12:07 - TP2697 (Cutties Hillock East)

FB Number: S1810   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-10-05 11:02 - TP2696 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: 11091   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2014-09-28 14:43 - TP4404 (Lethen Bar)

FB Number: S7417   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Wet soggy slog through boggy heather and close growing trees. Suggest wellies. Trig well guarded by whins.


Good condition 2014-09-27 16:48 - TP3942 (Hilton Resr)

FB Number: S7418   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Lovely walk along foreshore from Portmahomack. Beneath posh new house, cut up hill on to farm track. Followed this past farm to mound at mast. Trig on top.


Good condition 2014-09-27 15:28 - TP7220 (Tain)

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

Through metal gate on south side of road where wall starts. Approx 5 metres from gate.


Good condition 2014-09-27 11:27 - TP1720 (Bruichglas)

FB Number: S8179   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Crop now harvested. Geocache nestling at base.


Good condition 2014-09-25 14:06 - TP2958 (Earlseat)

FB Number: S7412   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Crop cut. Easy walk from road.


Good condition 2014-09-25 13:48 - TP2632 (Crowhall)

FB Number: S7264   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Been watching this one all summer waiting till crop cut.


Good condition 2014-09-24 13:29 - TP4730 (Meall Mor)

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

Lovely walk up from Glen Glass. Good views from summit.


Good condition 2014-09-02 11:58 - TP2284 (Cnoc Mor)

FB Number: S8177   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-08-27 16:12 - TP0489 (Aberdeen South)

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

Lovely spot.

Choose your day carefully!


Good condition 2014-08-27 15:10 - TP1645 (Broad Hill)

FB Number: S5395   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Recently had a lick of paint. Great position above the beach, easy to reach.


Good condition 2014-08-15 15:45 - TP3024 (Edston Hill)

FB Number: 10232   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from Hamilton Hill.


Slightly damaged 2014-08-13 13:37 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

FB Number: S3012   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Walked up from Princess Street via Salisbury Crag. Because it was festival time, couldn't see the trig for people. Might visit again on a quieter day.


Good condition 2014-08-12 15:59 - TP7240 (Hawick)

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

On west side of crossroads 2m from give way sign. Pouring with rain. Didn't linger.


Good condition 2014-08-11 15:40 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fantastic views -and all in the middle of a city.


Good condition 2014-08-10 14:29 - TP0503 (Innerleithen)

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

Lovely situation in a deep glen. Easy access through gate beside the bridge.


Good condition 2014-08-04 18:01 - TP2860 (Drumine)

FB Number: S7420   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Crop had just been cut. Lovely open position with good views.


Good condition 2014-08-04 17:30 - TP0832 (Alturlie Point)

FB Number: S7266   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked just east of the quarry. A path through the whins led up the slope to the top field. Trig about 100 yards from gate on ridge line. Getting swamped by whins.


Good condition 2014-08-04 15:11 - TP1926 (Carn A Bhodaich)

FB Number: S7730   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Started from Ladycairn. Track shown was a bog. Deep heather to top. Great views.


Good condition 2014-08-04 12:34 - TP4735 (Meall Na H'Eilrig)

FB Number: S7726   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Tough going over deep heather and bog. Good views. Started at forestry picnic site.


Good condition 2014-08-04 11:00 - TP3368 (Glaodhaich)

FB Number: S7488   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk in from forest gate. Presently in an open bit of forest.


Good condition 2014-07-30 19:33 - TP3926 (Hillhead Mountblairy)

FB Number: S7076   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On the roadside by a slight bend and just over fence.


Good condition 2014-07-30 19:08 - TP4662 (Markethill)

FB Number: S7029   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Been recently painted - FB kept clear of encroaching embankment.


Good condition 2014-07-30 18:30 - TP3934 (Hillton)

FB Number: S7075   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice easy roadside one.


Good condition 2014-07-30 18:21 - TP0930 (Auchlinn)

FB Number: S7033   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the middle of a field which had just been harvested. Cement or asphalt plug.


Good condition 2014-07-30 17:51 - TP3877 (Hill Of Fishrie)

FB Number: S7074   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up track past croft towards comms mast.


Good condition 2014-07-30 17:11 - TP6993 (Windyheads Hill)

FB Number: S6213   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Surrounded by lots of whin. Was wearing my sandals. Ouch!


Good condition 2014-07-30 16:09 - TP1705 (Brown Hill)

FB Number: S6204   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely clear summers day. Great views all round. Followed the track from the RSBP car park.


Good condition 2014-07-30 15:33 - TP3876 (Hill Of Findon)

FB Number: S6202   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Field just been cut. Walked up from the junction of the B9023 with the B9031. Very flat top to hill.


Couldn't find it 2014-07-30 12:45 - TP3294 (Gallow Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Spoil heaps everywhere so may now be buried. Maybe I just couldn't find it. Going to try again Feb/March when the vegetation is less.


Good condition 2014-07-24 12:22 - TP1557 (Brackenhowe)

FB Number: S7258   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up track from the Dava Way. Hot!


Good condition 2014-07-20 09:57 - TP2026 (Castle Finlay)

FB Number: S7300   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Parked at NH 90609 51952 and followed track up hill. Lots of forestry work underway. At end of track took bearing to trig. Last bit through thick forest. No view.


Good condition 2014-07-15 15:51 - TP5869 (Selkirk Common)

FB Number: S7580   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Real easy to find up track from corner NT 49707 27931. Plug still in place.


Good condition 2014-07-15 14:49 - TP6392 (The Holmes)

FB Number: S7507   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at Buccleugh Hotel and walked a few minutes along pavement of A68. Track up the side of the field led to trig happily sitting in the hedge. Lots of undergrowth.


Good condition 2014-07-05 19:24 - TP6222 (Strathlene Golf Course)

FB Number: S7218   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Surrounded by dense whins. Concrete plug. Great view point.


Good condition 2014-07-05 16:38 - TP1699 (Browlands)

FB Number: S7214   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Really easy path up from car park in village. Good views all round.


Good condition 2014-07-01 11:44 - TP6762 (Washingwells)

FB Number: S7409   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Unusual position under the electric pylon. Grass getting long underfoot.


Good condition 2014-06-25 18:05 - TP6481 (Tighnacarn)

FB Number: S8134   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Situated in the line of the boundary fence. There are staples down either side to allow the farmer to attach his fence. Amazing.


Good condition 2014-06-25 16:25 - TP0977 (Balconie)

FB Number: S8267   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely easy path along the shore from the cemetery. Top plug still intact.


Good condition 2014-06-25 11:39 - TP1241 (Beinn Tharsuinn)

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

No FB plate.


Good condition 2014-06-19 14:38 - TP3293 (Gallow Hill)

FB Number: S8446   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice walk along the gentle ridge from the South Sutors. Great views all round.


Good condition 2014-06-01 12:40 - TP4966 (Muirhead)

FB Number: S8443   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up and down the road for half an hour before finding it behind bushes just inside the trees.


Good condition 2014-06-01 11:31 - TP4964 (Muirends)

FB Number: S8132   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-05-15 12:20 - TP1948 (Carn Dubh Ic An Deoir)

FB Number: S7236   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Excellent estate track right to the top.


Good condition 2014-04-18 16:24 - TP6684 (Ven Law)

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

First visited this one back in the 60's. It's above my home town. Great view from further up.


Slightly damaged 2014-04-16 14:34 - TP0683 (Scald Law)

FB Number: S1573   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Very windy day. Summit was busy though.

©BigJ


Good condition 2014-04-15 20:07 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

FB Number: S3014   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Beautiful evening. Hard to believe this is in the middle of a capital city.

©BigJ


Good condition 2014-03-28 14:07 - TP7057 (Woodside Of Cairnty)

FB Number: S7184   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

While doing a part of the Speyside Way noted I could get this one. Took a bearing from the road junction and hey presto.

©BigJ


Good condition 2014-03-20 14:32 - TP3901 (Hill Of Spynie)

FB Number: S7083   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-03-20 12:40 - TP4751 (Meikle Balloch)

FB Number: S7049   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice walk up through the forest and up on to the bare top of the hill.

©BigJ


Good condition 2014-03-20 11:00 - TP4271 (Knock)

FB Number: 11090   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

©BigJ


Good condition 2014-03-02 14:33 - TP3042 (Elgol)

FB Number: S9509   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The wind was so strong, I was holding the Trig up!

©BigJ


Good condition 2013-12-14 15:07 - TP6317 (Tap Of Noth)

FB Number: S7136   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

At one end of an ancient fort complex. Good views all round.


Good condition 2013-12-14 12:34 - TP6525 (Top Of Buck)

FB Number: S7077   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bit of a slog up. Very windy on top. Nice collection of boulders on the summit.


Damaged 2013-12-06 12:10 - TP1978 (Carn Ruigh Chorrach)

FB Number: S7484   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10


Couldn't find it 2013-10-19 14:08 - TP8342 (Cademuir Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

In the middle of a thick forest. Obvious summit of hill. Ground covered in moss and there was a small cairn. Just couldn't find bolt. Possibly under cairn.


Good condition 2012-08-10 14:57 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)

FB Number: S3092   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Really good views of Edinburgh. could see for miles in all directions.

©BigJ


Damaged 2012-05-24 13:05 - TP0858 (Anteallach)

FB Number: S3706   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2011-10-21 13:35 - TP6467 (Three Brethren)

FB Number: S7570   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walking the Minch Moor from Traquair to Yair. Wet misty day.


Good condition 2011-10-21 11:14 - TP4843 (Minch Moor)

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

Walking the Minch Moor from Traquair to Yair. Wet misty day.


Good condition 2011-06-02 12:47 - TP3653 (Harter Fell)

FB Number: S5759   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A trig and a Roman fort. Brill. A great outing with Downfaller.


Good condition 2009-03-15 15:34 - TP5483 (Point Of Stoer)

FB Number: S6097   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Blowing an absolute gale. Almost crawled up to the trig. Staggered back via war time buildings.


Good condition 2008-07-21 15:27 - TP3034 (Eildon Mid Hill)

FB Number: S7474   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

©BigJ


Damaged 2007-10-25 14:39 - TP1258 (Ben Alder)

FB Number: S1566   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Last km in thick mist. Had to find trig to navigate back.


Good condition 2007-09-11 00:00 - TP4497 (Loadpot Hill)

FB Number: 10789   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2006-09-15 11:47 - TP0690 (Binsey)

FB Number: S5707   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

©BigJ


Good condition 2006-01-04 21:01 - TP1286 (Ben Macdhui)

FB Number: S1579   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

©BigJ


Damaged 2005-07-24 13:49 - TP6023 (Slioch)

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

Great day out from Kinlochewe. Nice stone built pillar. Saw both deer and goars near the summit.


Damaged 2004-05-30 12:58 - TP5902 (Sgurr Nan Clach Geala)

FB Number: S9500   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Superb summit with all round views. Ticked off while doing this and the nearby Munro's.


Slightly damaged 2004-04-11 15:08 - TP4057 (Hundleshope Heights)

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

Doing the Glensax horseshoe from Peebles.


Good condition 2004-04-11 13:31 - TP2927 (Dunrig)

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

Enjoyable day doing the Glensax horseshoe from Peebles.


Good condition 2004-04-09 11:27 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)

FB Number: S3063   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely Spring day. Fantastic views all round.


Slightly damaged 2000-12-27 14:15 - TP5545 (Pykestone Hill)

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

From Manor Valley, up to the Deid Wife's and over Pikestone Hill and down to Drumelzier.


Good condition 2000-06-30 12:56 - TP1149 (Beinn Alligin)

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

What a summit.


Damaged 2000-03-27 20:26 - TP1185 (Beinn Eighe)

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


Good condition 2000-02-25 00:00 - TP3803 (High Raise)

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

February week with the Derby gang


Good condition 1999-10-26 11:50 - TP3724 (Helvellyn)

FB Number: S5948   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 1999-10-19 14:11 - TP6965 (Windlestraw Law)

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


Good condition 1999-07-09 12:16 - TP2382 (Coniston Old Man)

FB Number: S5473   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Part of a trek by Dow Crag round to Weatherlam.


Good condition 1999-07-06 12:30 - TP4549 (Loughrigg Fell)

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


Good condition 1999-04-03 12:34 - TP3648 (Hart Fell)

FB Number: S1556   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Part of a Devils Beef Tub to Grey Mares Tail traverse.


Slightly damaged 1998-10-20 15:57 - TP2805 (Dollar Law)

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

Walking from Talla to Manor with kids.


Good condition 1998-10-20 12:25 - TP1647 (Broad Law)

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

Walking from Talla to Manor with kids.


Good condition 1998-09-20 12:15 - TP1312 (Ben Wyvis)

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

With JS


Good condition 1998-04-16 13:05 - TP3393 (Goat Fell)

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

From Glen Sannox with JA and JS


Damaged 1998-03-21 12:45 - TP7327 (Sgurr a'Mhuilinn)

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

With JS


Good condition 1995-07-31 13:09 - TP5891 (Sgurr A Choire Ghlais)

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


Good condition 1995-07-21 12:53 - TP2241 (Clough Head)

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




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