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Slightly damaged 2020-03-31 13:00 - TP1423 (Black Knowe)

FB Number: S7430   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

I have been working on a new forest road which ends at NY 6485 8101 so took the opportunity of a rare visit during the lock down. Followed the break to NY 6437 8089 from where the trig was visible. Tough going through the forest section due to wind blow damage, easier when out in the open. This section is due for clear-felling soon so the next visitor may find the going either easier (or harder). For information there is also another section of felling ongoing and new roads to the north at Wedder Lairs which may be an easier approach as it is nearer the public C200 road at the Calvert Trust.

End of forest track NY 6485 8101 ©Borderer
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Good condition 2020-03-21 14:45 - TP1505 (Blue House)

FB Number: S4283   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the OS map I expected this to be buried in a hedge so was pleasantly surprised to find this diminutive pillar at the edge of the farm track.

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Good condition 2020-03-19 15:00 - TP4401 (Lennel Hill)

FB Number: S7382   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Previously visited in August 2015 and really struggled to get even a glimpse of the outline of the pillar due to the thick hedge. Hard to believe as on my latest visit the trig is as plain as day from the road.

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Good condition 2020-03-19 12:00 - TP4518 (Long Crag)

FB Number: S3572   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Beautiful place with outstanding views. Parked at the end of the forest road at NU 07415 06535 and followed the the muddy track to the summit. Great weather, the first proper Spring day of the year. A place of tranquility to spend half an hour escaping everything going on at the moment.

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Good condition 2020-02-03 15:00 - TP2981 (East Hill)

FB Number: S3557   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice and dry and no mud today but very windy so didn't hang around too long.

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Slightly damaged 2020-02-03 14:30 - TP4339 (Lane End)

FB Number: S3570   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked and followed the footpath from the WSW, no access issues this time of year as whatever has been planted in the field had only just started to grow.

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Good condition 2019-12-19 14:00 - TP7188 (Penrith (R))

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

Considering it's location it is surprisingly intact although I had to dodge a bit of roadkill on the walk from Stainton.

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Good condition 2019-12-11 14:00 - TP5837 (Scarness)

FB Number: S5706   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In the shadow of Skiddaw, just off the PROW in an open field. Up from the gate to the east a little boggy near the road.

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Slightly damaged 2019-11-10 11:00 - TP0854 (Annesley Park)

FB Number: S2574   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Surprisingly dry considering the recent local flooding. Straightforward approach along the Forestry England (since 01/04/19) road from the north.

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Good condition 2019-09-05 14:30 - TP7238 (Wasdale)

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

Easily found due to the vegetation clearance as the FBM had only recently visited by the previous logger.

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Good condition 2019-08-13 12:00 - TP4647 (March Head)

FB Number: S8000   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Have been eyeing this one for some time, no obvious route from the east or south so approached from Buckside Knowe WNW of the pillar on the recently extended forestry road. I have now done quite a few of these and I think that this approach was the hardest yet, despite the dry weather the terrain was murder.

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Scotland / England border stone close to the pillar©Borderer


Good condition 2019-07-11 18:45 - TP3076 (Eskett Farm)

FB Number: S5660   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

As with previous visitors made my way up along the through the empty fields from the quarry entrance. Massive abandoned and flooded quarry and despite not being one of the highest pillar in the Lake District has great views up the Ennerdale valley.

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Neighboring quarry©Borderer


Good condition 2019-07-03 17:30 - TP3384 (Glendhu Hill)

FB Number: S7998   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Right on the Cumbria / Northumberland border (marked only by very weathered fenceposts) and only a kilometer or so from Scotland. Drove to a point about a kilometer to the east then a bit of a slog through a felled area to the summit. Great views (one of the best in the area) including The Cheviot, North Pennines, Lakes and south west Scotland.

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Good condition 2019-06-27 10:30 - TP6206 (Stokoe High Crags)

FB Number: S6560   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove along forestry tracks to the path south of the pillar, along the path a short distance, over the gate at the end of the stone wall then straight to the trig. Ground remarkably wet considering the dry weather.

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Slightly damaged 2019-06-25 09:00 - TP2007 (Carron Crag)

FB Number: S4428   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Working in the forest so able to drive to the start of the footpath SSE of the pillar then up the path to the summit. By chance visited on the same day as a fellow trigger.

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Good condition 2019-06-18 11:30 - TP3513 (Greys Pike)

FB Number: S7907   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove up to the 'Y' to the south of the pillar then up an partially overgrown forestry road through the quarry to the trig. Great views.

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Good condition 2019-06-15 10:30 - TP4894 (Monkside)

FB Number: S7992   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Managed to drive all of the way up from Kielder village past the Wainhope Bothy, unsurprisingly I was the only car in the 'car park' at the trig! Views from the top are one of the best from any Northumberland pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2019-06-11 13:30 - TP0112 (Green Sike)

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

Passed by on my way from working at at Spadeadam base. Struggled to notice this as an OS rivet.

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Good condition 2019-06-07 12:30 - TP3245 (Foulmire Heights)

FB Number: S7292   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the forestry track due east of the pillar, followed stone wall past limekiln remains and round the corner of the tree belt to the trig. Very different conditions to my previous Larriston pillar visit.

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Limekiln remains east of pillar ©Borderer


Good condition 2019-06-05 12:30 - TP1438 (Blackburn Common)

FB Number: S8067   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the forestry track immediately south of the pillar a short walk across the heather and felled plantation to the pillar. Fine views S-W-N. Managed to miss out the difficult approach by driving forestry tracks to within 200m of the trig.

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Good condition 2019-06-01 12:30 - TP1527 (Bolts Law Smalesmouth)

FB Number: S6709   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Privileged access through work so no rope ladder needed. Requested no photos however from inside the compound! Thick mist so no views, informed that this is on the site of a former forestry commission fire tower.

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Good condition 2019-05-24 13:30 - TP6375 (The Dodd)

FB Number: S8064   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Checked on my Landranger map and there appeared to be a clearing leading to the pillar from the WSW but on the ground there was no evidence of it. After thrashing around for 20 minutes gave up and followed the forestry track round to a point almost immediately north of the pillar. I managed to find a route through with some difficultly to a point a hundred metres or so from the trig where it opened out with an old deer fence on the right. This ones only going to get more difficult as the trees mature and may even be impossible to get to. Got back to the track with lots of cuts to my face and arms.

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Good condition 2019-05-24 12:30 - TP3835 (Highfield)

FB Number: S8082   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Relatively straightforward. Parked on the forestry track some 50 metres NE of the pillar followed by a bit of a thrash through the Sitka.

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Good condition 2019-05-21 15:30 - TP1859 (Cairnglastenhope)

FB Number: S6585   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk up along a clearing from the forestry track to the SE. Limited views and located close to an old fire tower base.

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Good condition 2019-05-14 11:00 - TP5749 (Round Top)

FB Number: S6496   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the forestry track to the south of the pillar.

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Good condition 2019-05-14 10:30 - TP4442 (Little Hen Hill)

FB Number: S6492   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Forest track from the north not shown on my OS map to within 50 metres of the pillar.

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Good condition 2019-05-11 13:30 - TP0371 (Gedney Drove End)

FB Number: 10673   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited on our way back from a Norfolk break.

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Good condition 2019-05-09 17:00 - TP4661 (Market Road Bradwell)

FB Number: S3811   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Simple roadside pillar with views across the Breydon Water.

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Good condition 2019-05-09 16:00 - TP1788 (Burnt Hill Oulton Broad)

FB Number: S3812   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Unremarkable pillar buried in a hedge.

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Good condition 2019-05-09 16:00 - TP7248 (Whitton Green South)

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

Easy spot in well-tended garden.

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Slightly damaged 2019-05-09 16:00 - TP7246 (Whitton Green North)

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

Felt a bit nervous lurking around the laurel hedge but eventually spotted the little blighter.


Good condition 2019-05-09 12:00 - TP4786 (Metfield Water Tank Auxillary)

FB Number: S6277   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Adjeacent to old airfield, concrete road right to the pillar.

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Good condition 2019-04-23 13:45 - TP4400 (Lendrick Hill)

FB Number: S3671   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Same route as previous visitors up the fire break. Easy going today due to dry conditions. Fine views from the top.

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Good condition 2019-04-23 11:30 - TP3001 (Eastbow Hill)

FB Number: S6183   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Half an hours walk from Steeles Knowe, easy going this time of year.

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Good condition 2019-04-23 11:00 - TP6170 (Steeles Knowe)

FB Number: S6166   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Same route along the turbine road as recent visitors before carrying on to Eastbow Hill. Perfect walking conditions, a bit cooler than the previous few days.

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Good condition 2019-04-15 14:30 - TP4949 (Mount Pleasant)

FB Number: S7749   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the north, the footpath signs for the track running next to the pillar appear to have been removed either deliberately or by accident but there is a clear gap in the hedge and the rickety stile is still in place.

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Good condition 2019-03-19 14:00 - TP3930 (Hillingdon Farm)

FB Number: S4284   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pretty much unchanged from the last visit in 2017 with the puddle still in place. Approached from the north through Hillingdon Farm. Yard and surrounding fields full of expectant ewes but no lambs. Trig field empty.

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Good condition 2019-03-19 13:30 - TP4929 (Moss Mire)

FB Number: S4282   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the quarry entrance opposite and through the open gate. Field and pillar covered with the aftermath of muck spreading.

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Good condition 2019-03-19 13:00 - TP3031 (Eggleston Moor)

FB Number: S4278   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Along the marked path from the west. Discovered Paintermans bench mark at the foot of the pillar.

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Good condition 2019-03-19 12:00 - TP2691 (Currack Rigg)

FB Number: S4277   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by the small bridge on the Scur Burn and due to the recent heavy rain took the track alongside the firing range to the south of the pillar although the ground was remarkably dry.

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Couldn't find it 2019-03-19 11:30 - TP4203 (Kilmond Scar)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

I should have read the previous log before I attempted this one. Definitely gone as is soon to be it's former location. Witnessed the emulsion wagon pumping explosive into the area where the pillar was previously situated.

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Good condition 2019-03-19 10:45 - TP6459 (Thorny Gale)

FB Number: 10813   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked on the verge and hopped over the wall.

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Good condition 2019-03-19 09:45 - TP1648 (Broad Lea)

FB Number: 10743   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the NW along the Roman road, still very wet. Fields completely empty awaiting the arrival of the spring lambs.

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Good condition 2019-02-23 14:30 - TP4431 (Lintzgarth Common)

FB Number: S6630   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A short walk from Scarsike Head. Very dry conditions and 14 degrees in February. Old BM on stone pillar by the off-road parking area.

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Good condition 2019-02-23 13:30 - TP2865 (Dry Rigg)

FB Number: S6766   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the north east trying to follow the non-existent path. Perfect conditions, very dry and 14 degrees in Feb!

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Good condition 2019-02-23 12:30 - TP1526 (Bolts Law Hunstanworth)

FB Number: S6705   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Along the footpath from the south west. Lots of people around due to the perfect weather, 14 degrees in February!

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Good condition 2019-02-23 11:30 - TP2625 (Crow Coal Hill)

FB Number: S6627   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the public path due west of the pillar. Perfect conditions and 14 degrees in February!

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Good condition 2019-02-13 12:45 - TP4374 (Lawston)

FB Number: 10100   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Same route as previous visitors, no farmer around today.

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Slightly damaged 2019-02-13 12:00 - TP3624 (Harelaw Pike)

FB Number: S6888   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Same route as previous visitors , forestry work ongoing and the track was busy with timber lorries.

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Good condition 2019-01-14 11:45 - TP6371 (The Cranks)

FB Number: S7593   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the green lane from Little Fencote to the high point then south east to the pillar. Happened to be a good time of the year for a visit as although buried in a hedge was easily accessed from both sides. Extensive views WEST to the Pennines and east to the Cleveland Hills.

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Good condition 2019-01-14 10:45 - TP5683 (Rigton Bank)

FB Number: S1874   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed the same route as previous visitors. Walked past the pillar to start with and ended up in a field of excitable sheep who obviously thought that I was there to feed them. Found the pillar when I retraced my route.

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Good condition 2019-01-13 12:00 - TP6165 (Stapleford)

FB Number: S1644   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very well buried in the hedge even this time of year. Hopped over the gate to the west then over a wooden fence and along the edge of the field. Crops just sprouting so not sure whats in the field this year.

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Good condition 2019-01-13 11:00 - TP3764 (High Acre)

FB Number: S4622   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

As my visit was on a Sunday morning I didn't want to disturb the owners so parked at the tram terminus and followed the unofficial although apparently well used footpath around the field to within a metre of the pillar. Easily spotted through the hedge at this time of year.


Good condition 2018-12-29 14:30 - TP6531 (Tor Wood)

FB Number: S3599   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Building work now completed. Straightforward access from the electric substation gate.

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Good condition 2018-12-29 14:00 - TP2471 (Cowden Hill)

FB Number: S3611   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the south east. Over a gate into the field then followed the crest to the pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2018-11-17 11:00 - TP6908 (Whitelaw Brae)

FB Number: S6139   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

From the windfarm entrance on the A702. As unsightly as these turbines can be the service roads certainly make access to these hills easier. Perfect weather and fine views.

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Good condition 2018-11-10 14:15 - TP3802 (High Possil Wood)

FB Number: S3643   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

From Possilpark & Parkhouse Station. East spot this time of the year, limited views.

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Good condition 2018-11-10 13:30 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)

FB Number: S3642   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A short walk from Maryhill Station. Close to the path with views to the north.

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Slightly damaged 2018-11-10 10:15 - TP5820 (Saucel Hill)

FB Number: S3942   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Walked from Byres Hill pillar. Remnants of a firework display strewn all over the hill. Handily placed for Paisley Canal Station.

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Slightly damaged 2018-11-10 09:30 - TP1833 (Byres Hill)

FB Number: S3606   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Bought myself a SPT Roundabout ticket and walked from Gilmour St station. After discovering the chain link fencing had been repaired to the north west of the trig I found the car park gate entrance and followed the Beech hedge then up the hill to the pillar. Surprisingly good views and very few golfers due to the winter greens and saturated ground.

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Damaged 2018-11-06 11:00 - TP2391 (Coomb Dod)

FB Number: S5054   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Used the wind farm access road from the A701 to Wills Cleuch then along the service road which follows the ridge to the pillar. I intended to carry on to the Whitelaw Brae trig but due to low cloud and rain turned back at Gathersnow Hill. Construction works on the wind farm are now complete and although the turbines are unsightly the network of roads make the going much easier than it would of otherwise have been.

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Good condition 2018-10-18 17:19 - TP6374 (The Curr)

FB Number: S7378   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Passed by on a circular route from Yetholm to the Schil along the Pennine Way so thought it was a bit rude not making a visit. Great, clear day and fine views.

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Good condition 2018-10-12 19:15 - TP7316 (Mansfield West Notts College)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Car parking right next to the pillar which was useful as I could use the car headlights to illuminate the trig for photographs.

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Good condition 2018-10-10 15:45 - TP0090 (Lumsdaine)

FB Number: S1617   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. As we were at Coldingham Bay for the day enjoying the unusually warm weather thought that I'd attempt this one again after being unable to access the pillar back in 2015. Took the same route as monkeydestructor which was dry all of the way. Pleasant views, last Scottish Borders pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2018-10-02 11:30 - TP1502 (Bloodybush Edge)

FB Number: S8065   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

From Cocklawfoot along Clennell Street over the border ridge down to Uswayford then on to the pillar, returned via Yarnspath Law. A bit blowy but blue skies, dry ground and decent paths all the way. The pillar still looking good in it's new coat.

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Good condition 2018-10-01 12:00 - TP0684 (Black Hill (NT72))

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

Revisit one of only three pillars I've walked to from home. Decent path to the summit from the road to the west. Really good views today.

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Good condition 2018-09-25 14:00 - TP2014 (Carter Bar)

FB Number: S7500   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. From the Carter Bar parking area taking in White Crags-The Grun & Carter Bar taking about 5 1/2 hours with the mandatory stops on the way around. Very wet in places but nothing too serious, a very windy but sunny day giving extensive views.


Good condition 2018-09-25 12:15 - TP6387 (The Grun)

FB Number: S7909   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the Carter Bar parking area taking in White Crags-The Grun & Carter Bar taking about 5 1/2 hours with the mandatory stops on the way around. Very wet in places but nothing too serious, a very windy but sunny day giving extensive views.


Good condition 2018-09-25 11:00 - TP6877 (White Crags)

FB Number: S7503   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the Carter Bar parking area taking in White Crags-The Grun & Carter Bar taking about 5 1/2 hours with the mandatory stops on the way around. Very wet in places but nothing too serious, a very windy but sunny day giving extensive views.


Good condition 2018-09-22 18:30 - TP6872 (Whit Hill)

FB Number: S1890   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

What a tranquil spot which is strange considering it is on a battle site. Parked at the the end of the track to the west and passed the friendly farmer. Great views enhanced by the glorious evening weather even picked out York Minster illuminated by the sun. The crop of choice this year appears to be potatoes.

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Good condition 2018-09-22 18:00 - TP6994 (Wingate Hill)

FB Number: S1886   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick detour off the A1. Easy parking on the bridleway to the north west which is in fact a tarmac road, I didn't see any private signs on the way up so assume it's a public road. Hopped the gate and passed the new barn, the pillar is at the edge of the woodland. Views limited to the south only.

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Good condition 2018-09-22 17:30 - TP6449 (Thorner Moor)

FB Number: S1894   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick detour on my way north up the A1. From the pub at Kiddal Lane End followed the bridleway then field boundaries.

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Good condition 2018-09-13 14:00 - TP6851 (Wether Cairn)

FB Number: S7994   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Ewartly Shank taking in Shill Moor-Bush Knowe-Cushat Law-Wether Cairn and Hogdon Law. Easy going to Cushat Law then a bit of a slog especially the last leg to Hogdon Law. Appears to have received a new coat of white paint since the last photographed visit.

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Good condition 2018-09-13 12:00 - TP5945 (Shill Moor)

FB Number: S7991   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Circular walk from Ewartly Shank taking in Shill Moor-Bush Knowe-Cushat Law-Wether Cairn and Hogdon Law. Easy going to Cushat Law then a bit of a slog especially the last leg to Hogdon Law.

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Good condition 2018-09-13 10:30 - TP3651 (Hart Law)

FB Number: S8034   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Verge parking at the tower to the south then a straightforward walk up the path / bridleway.

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Slightly damaged 2018-09-05 15:30 - TP2792 (Dod Fell)

FB Number: 10257   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Plenty of parking at Glendinning to the west of the pillar, birthplace of Thomas Telford (worth a trip to the cairn close by). Followed the track up the Glenshanna Valley past the 18 century Louisa (Antimony) Mine (pit and adit visible). From the end of the track quad bike tracks to the summit. Decent views S-W-N. Surprisingly few visitors to this one.

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Thomas Telford cairn Cairn at Glendinning©Borderer
Stand off This was the sight as I rounded a corner on the way out of the valley.©Borderer


Good condition 2018-09-05 12:45 - TP2663 (Crumpton Hill)

FB Number: 10230   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I read the previous logs and approached this one with some trepidation. In the end I parked at a wide gate at NY3544 8876 then up the valley and over the shoulder between Golf Hill and Bauchle Hill. From here up to Addergill Hill following the tree line to the pillar. Little in the way of tussocky grass and heather except the last 100 metres. Fine day giving great views including The Cheviot - Cross Fell - Skiddaw - The Merrick.

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Slightly damaged 2018-09-05 10:45 - TP6882 (White Hill)

FB Number: 10240   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

From the lay-by on the A7 down the hill to Mosspeeble Farm, just after the farm the track splits into 3, took the middle (roughest) track up the hill. After about 300 metres there is a track off to the right which takes you round the side of the hill to the pillar. Alternatively continue on the track and take the steeper quad bike track alongside the fence. Both track and quad track are visible from the A7 although not shown on OS maps. Picked up the flush bracket on the Mosspeeble outhouse on the way back. Residents very friendly.

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Damaged 2018-08-30 13:30 - TP3310 (Garelet Hill)

FB Number: S5045   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

From Talla Linnfoots Farm up the steep slope (with a couple of rests), decent all-round views. Returned via Lairds Cleuch - Erie Hill - Garalet Dodd - Spier Gairs. Forded the Gameshope Burn at the bothy which was difficult even after the dry weather.

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Slightly damaged 2018-08-30 11:00 - TP2497 (Craig Maid)

FB Number: S6123   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

From Fruid Reservoir car park past the Hawkshaw Caste monument and Whitelaw Brae, relatively easy going following quad tracks. Decent all-round views.

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Good condition 2018-08-29 10:30 - TP4527 (Long Yester)

FB Number: S3057   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I forgot all about this one, I thought that I'd check in at the farm first but nobody at home so hopped the gate to the ESE of the pillar, field empty.

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Good condition 2018-08-25 12:15 - TP4499 (Loch Fell)

FB Number: S7704   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Plenty of good parking at the end of the public road to the north east. Followed the Southern Upland Way to Ettrick Head then up the shoulder to the pillar. Cracking views today and conditions dry. Returned via Wind Fell and Ettrick Pen 3 1/2 hours.

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Good condition 2018-08-20 10:45 - TP4572 (Lower Snapethorpe)

FB Number: S4079   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Strange location half way up the hill. Partially buried in Hawthorne hedge, plate visible.

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Good condition 2018-08-20 10:30 - TP2114 (Chapel Hill)

FB Number: S1784   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

At the side of the footpath, expected it to be on top of the neighbouring reservoir.

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Good condition 2018-08-09 16:15 - TP2300 (Coal Aston)

FB Number: S4159   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Still part-buried, unable / unwilling to dig for the plate, assume that nobody has swapped the pillar so presume it's the same one as the previous log.

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Slightly damaged 2018-08-09 16:00 - TP5181 (Northern Common)

FB Number: S4117   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Buried deep within the hawthorn hedge. Field empty of humans and cattle so hopped over the gate from the PROW ignoring the over-the-top warning signage.

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Good condition 2018-08-09 15:45 - TP1564 (Bradway)

FB Number: S4134   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on the minor road to the south west and followed the footpath. In a tidy condition.

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Remains 2018-08-09 15:00 - TP1388 (Birley Edge)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Remains   Score: 3/10

Parked within 100 yards to the south west. I've come across standing stones that look more like pillars than this one. Overlooking Hillsborough.

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Good condition 2018-08-09 14:45 - TP3506 (Greno Knoll)

FB Number: S1746   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Handy parking on the minor road just to the north west at the end of the of the footpath. Decent condition, no views.

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Good condition 2018-08-09 14:30 - TP6522 (Top End)

FB Number: S4065   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked on the verge just down from the gate. Spoke with the chap in the houses opposite and apparently Bev rents the field and is ok with visitors.

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Good condition 2018-08-09 14:15 - TP4577 (Loxley Common)

FB Number: 11505   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy find from the car park.

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Good condition 2018-08-09 13:45 - TP4248 (Kirk Edge)

FB Number: S2144   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Accessed from the reservoir compound. Cut bench mark on the stone stile at the footpath to the west.

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Slightly damaged 2018-08-09 13:15 - TP3060 (Emlin Ridge)

FB Number: S4157   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Took the shortest route from the south east. Tough going through the heather, no paths or tracks although very dry.

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Good condition 2018-08-09 13:00 - TP0526 (Broomhead Moor)

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

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Good condition 2018-08-09 12:30 - TP6924 (Whitwell Moor)

FB Number: S1752   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely walk up from the car park. 2nd pillar and best out of 11 for the day.

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Good condition 2018-08-09 12:00 - TP3921 (Hill Top Farm)

FB Number: S1747   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I couldn't find a parking spot on the minor road to the north so had do approach via the steep bank to the south. 1st pillar of 11 for the day.

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Good condition 2018-08-06 11:00 - TP3046 (Ellis Crag)

FB Number: S7911   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the closed gate just off the forest drive NT 74733 01206 followed the obvious track to a point east of the pillar. I found that the best route was to keep to the right at the last junction and follow the track to the turning circle then follow the dilapidated fence to the summit. As noted by previous visitors watch out for the hidden holes in the heather on the last slope as it would be easy to turn an ankle. Stopped off at the Three King's on the way back. There is a Hexagonal concrete base some 50 metres to the north east of the pillar which looks like an observation or gun emplacement platform, can't find anything online and no reference from previous visitors.

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Good condition 2018-08-03 14:00 - TP3059 (Embleton Old Hall)

FB Number: S4209   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Adjacent heap just about gone (fertilizer of some sort). JCB telehandler parked on the concrete pad nearby with the keys in the ignition obviously a trusting lot. Took in the pillar on the way past on the Castle Eden cycleway, average pillar and location.

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Good condition 2018-07-31 13:30 - TP1340 (Berrymoor Edge)

FB Number: S8060   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

From Blakehope Nick. Despite being very dry it was still a bit of a trek through the heather. Tried to follow the quad tracks / fences for as long as possible but they were pretty scarce. No cattle / sheep, nothing seen except newts and birds.

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Good condition 2018-07-31 11:45 - TP1464 (Blackwool Law)

FB Number: S8036   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Hindhope Law via forestry tracks to NY 7979 9775 then surprisingly dry fields to the pillar avoiding the cattle. Decent views for such a relatively low elevation.

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Good condition 2018-07-31 10:30 - TP3945 (Hindhope Law)

FB Number: S8070   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Blakehopeburnhaugh (what a name) along forestry tracks to the Border County Ride east of the pillar. Despite previous logs the line of the footpath from here to the pillar is passable. Limited views from the pillar itself, slightly better at the gate to the west. Cut BM on the farmhouse near the car park clearly visible from the track.

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Good condition 2018-07-30 12:00 - TP3711 (Hedgehope Hill)

FB Number: S8059   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Not as dramatic conditions as the previous visitor but still terrific views and a new coat of paint. From Langlee Farm via Langlee Crags, clear path all of the way. There is still a significant wasp colony present at the pillar so couldn't stay at the top too long. Route back via Long Crags / Housey Crags.

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Good condition 2018-07-27 19:00 - TP5628 (Redkirk Point)

FB Number: S6613   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stopped off on our way back from Carlisle. Red hot all day still 27 degrees at 7pm, right on the edge of the Solway Firth, no cattle and easy walk along the track from Redkirk where there is plenty of parking.

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Good condition 2018-07-23 14:30 - TP6852 (Wether Hill)

FB Number: S6724   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the south bound lay-by and took the footpath to the south of Raylees. Decent track all of the way up helped by the very dry conditions, good views.

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Good condition 2018-07-23 13:15 - TP1442 (Blackdown)

FB Number: S6695   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the northern entrance to the windfarm on the A696 which has a handy map showing the pillar in case you want to follow the turbine roads. Followed the track to turbine #06 then across country straight to the pillar saving a lot of time. Very dry conditions made the going easier than it normally would be. Decent views.

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Good condition 2018-07-23 09:15 - TP6904 (Whitehill)

FB Number: S3624   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Finally managed to get around to this one as it was starting to annoy me as I drove past. Gate still open, no cattle and despite a lot of farm activity nobody seemed to mind my presence. Off to Scot's Gap for a railway walk.

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Good condition 2018-07-19 15:00 - TP1452 (Blackmoor Skirt)

FB Number: S6590   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Took a look at the gated road to the west of the pillar and wasn't going to risk damage to the new car so plumped for parking north of the pillar and taking the Pennine Way to the first stile then followed the fence to within a couple of hundred metres of the trig. Very dry over the last few weeks otherwise I guess this route would be very boggy. Decent views.

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Good condition 2018-07-19 14:00 - TP4814 (Midhopelaw Pike)

FB Number: S6628   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Same route as previous visitors but found ourselves on the right side of the wall. No boots needed due to dry conditions.

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Good condition 2018-07-16 20:15 - TP0496 (Perth)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy find even in July, close to the gate.

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Good condition 2018-07-16 15:45 - TP5809 (Sands Of Forvie)

FB Number: S7237   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the lovely village of Collieston. Well defined tracks and accurate with OS 1:50000 map right to the pillar.

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Couldn't find it 2018-07-16 09:15 - TP0498 (Laurencekirk)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Only a brief search but no sign.


Good condition 2018-07-13 11:00 - TP5123 (Newton Mulgrave Moor)

FB Number: S4273   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked close to the cattle grid to the south east then along the PROW. Fine coastal views.

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Good condition 2018-07-13 10:30 - TP7164 (Mickleby)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy roadside spot.


Good condition 2018-07-12 14:45 - TP4017 (Horcum)

FB Number: S6912   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk from the Hole of Horcom car park. Just inside MOD land, gates open, no cattle and electric fence supply turned off.

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Good condition 2018-07-12 13:30 - TP5982 (Simon Howe)

FB Number: S4370   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the camp site entrance at Thornhill Farm then followed the footpath to the standing stones. Glorious weather allowing good all-round views. Very dry and high fire risk signage everywhere.

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Good condition 2018-07-11 18:00 - TP5605 (Red Dyke)

FB Number: S6872   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Took the forest drive which due to the time had a discounted toll. No views unfortunately but great drive through Dalby Forest.

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Slightly damaged 2018-07-11 15:30 - TP5874 (Settrington)

FB Number: S6262   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Close to road, no views, 12 empty cans of Thatcher's Gold tipped next to the pillar.

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Good condition 2018-07-11 14:45 - TP6440 (Thirkleby Wold)

FB Number: S6324   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the pub at West Lutton followed by a short but very hot walk to the pillar. Great views.

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Good condition 2018-07-11 11:30 - TP2392 (Coomb Hill)

FB Number: S6321   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk from the minor road to the west. 20 metres or so off the track, no views.

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Good condition 2018-07-11 10:45 - TP6242 (Suffield)

FB Number: S6322   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy parking to the south west then a short walk along the footpath to the pillar.

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Good condition 2018-07-10 17:00 - TP5153 (North Cotes)

FB Number: S6335   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Well looked after roadside pillar with pleasant views.

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Good condition 2018-07-10 16:45 - TP5836 (Scarborough Road Resr)

FB Number: S6333   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Logged as a visit as the bracket and number clearly visible.

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Good condition 2018-07-10 15:00 - TP6884 (White Hill)

FB Number: S6334   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Average roadside pillar.

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Good condition 2018-07-10 14:30 - TP3194 (Flamborough)

FB Number: S6327   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Access under the wooden fence as with other visitors. Lots of signs warning of private land and golf balls.

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Good condition 2018-07-10 12:30 - TP0752 (Buckton Cliffs)

FB Number: S6326   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Only 4 metres from the cliff edge. Walked from the RSPB reserve at Bempton, Gannets and a strong smell of fish all of the way.

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Moved 2018-07-10 11:15 - TP1480 (Blakehowe)

FB Number: S6329   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Easy find along the PROW from Norway Farm.

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Good condition 2018-07-10 10:30 - TP2043 (Casty Hill)

FB Number: S6330   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No one at home so viewed from the gate. Bench moved, pillar repainted and the seagull facing the other way since the last photograph logged.

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Good condition 2018-07-04 12:00 - TP1592 (Branteth)

FB Number: S6588   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Gate to the south west blocked by cattle so approached via the plantation to the north west. The land to the north being planted to forestry. Too hot so off home.

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Slightly damaged 2018-07-04 10:45 - TP1499 (Bloch)

FB Number: S6562   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Callisterhall along the straight track then through thick tussocks to the summit. Yet another wind farm under construction in the neighbouring woodland.

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Good condition 2018-07-04 09:00 - TP1917 (Carlesgill Hill)

FB Number: 10250   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Early start to avoid the worst of the heat. From Carsgill following the wind farm track. Trees cleared south of the pillar giving good views to the Lakes and Pennines.

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Good condition 2018-07-02 14:30 - TP4253 (Kirkland Hill)

FB Number: S6091   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the minor (and very rough) road to the east. Easy going due to the dry conditions.

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Good condition 2018-07-02 13:00 - TP2432 (Corsencon Hill)

FB Number: S5053   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Red hot day, Walked from the former New Cumnock FBM, easy going due to the dry conditions. Good all-round views including the last active coal site in Scotland.

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Destroyed 2018-07-02 12:45 - TP0500 (New Cumnock)

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

Definitely missing. Wouldn't normally log the obvious but had to pass on the way to Corsencon Pillar

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Slightly damaged 2018-07-02 09:15 - TP2384 (Conrig Hill)

FB Number: S6014   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked at the derelict cottage at the end of the track to Bogg Cottage then followed the SUW to the south east of the pillar then the fence line to the trig. Decent 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2018-06-26 17:00 - TP3612 (Hardgatehead Farm)

FB Number: S2664   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the forestry entrance opposite Crofthead then back along the road taking the track to the mast and onto the pillar. Reading previous logs I must have been lucky as the ground was bone dry and not a cow in sight.

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Good condition 2018-06-23 14:15 - TP6216 (Stoterley Hill)

FB Number: S4106   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the minor road to the north along the bridleway. Lots of activity and road closures due to the Tour of the Reservoir cycle race. The pillar was possibly painted day-glow orange at one time by an over-enthusiastic surveyor to improve visibility. I once working with a surveyor who got into a lot of bother by doing the same thing to some pillars in Cornwall whilst working on the A30 / A38 improvements. The normal procedure was to hang a brightly coloured flag around the pillar.

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Good condition 2018-06-23 13:00 - TP5744 (Roughside Moor)

FB Number: S6694   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Along the bridleway from Edmundbyers which was packed due to the cycle race. After leaving the track to the ESE of the pillar it was a bit of a slog especially near the summit. I went in search of the cut mark mentioned in a previous log and found despite being badly weathered at NY99139 50295 although it doesn't appear on any records that I could find. Also found another possible mark at NY99570 50117.

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Good condition 2018-06-23 11:30 - TP4025 (Horseshoe Hill)

FB Number: S6723   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short walk from the gate to the south, the gate was open but did not want to risk damage to the car on the rough road. On my way from Collier Law pillar to Burnhope Burn Bridge flush bracket.

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Good condition 2018-06-23 10:00 - TP2353 (Collier Law)

FB Number: 2956   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from the south west along the line of the former rope-drawn railway to Weatherhill Engine then the track through the quarry. First of four pillars with lots of hold-ups and road closures due to the Tour of the Reservoir cycle race.

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Good condition 2018-06-22 16:45 - TP2733 (Darlees Rig)

FB Number: S3240   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the water board reservoir on the Lang Whang followed the track to the Dry Burn then picked up the marked track to a point nearest the pillar. From this point a bit of a slog to the summit made easier due to the dry weather. Great views considering it's low elevation.

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Good condition 2018-06-12 17:00 - TP4932 (Mosshope Bank)

FB Number: S5049   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the railway bridge to the south east followed the forestry track to the stone dyke NT02660908. Followed the wall to the summit fence then east to the pillar. Cracking views despite the flies and turbines.

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Good condition 2018-06-03 10:15 - TP2446 (Cote Hill)

FB Number: S4312   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fought my way through nettles and an overgrown hedge into the field, can be viewed from the road even in June. Cattle in the field so didn't hang around too long.

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Good condition 2018-06-03 10:00 - TP7222 (Forcett)

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

Easy spot from the roadside even in the long grass.

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Good condition 2018-06-01 16:30 - TP2750 (Dearne Ings)

FB Number: S1763   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Third easy trig within an hour. Short walk from the pub to the south.

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Good condition 2018-06-01 16:15 - TP0881 (Ardsley)

FB Number: S1754   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Along the PROW from the south west. Glorious summer weather, located nice litter-free wooded area.

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Good condition 2018-06-01 16:00 - TP4885 (Monk Bretton)

FB Number: S1761   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Thankfully survived the new housing development by 20 metres or so. Along the PROW from the east.

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Good condition 2018-05-30 17:15 - TP5296 (Parishholm Hill)

FB Number: S6107   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the usual lay-by to the north managed to ford the Douglas Water easily due to the recent dry weather then followed the dyke to the summit (very steep). Limited views today due to the low cloud but still impressive. Sheep skull mounted on the pillar when I arrived.

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Good condition 2018-05-26 15:15 - TP5217 (Old Fawdon Hill)

FB Number: S3549   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Great Ryle along the thief's road. Great views. At least 3 Iron Age settlements visit from the summit.

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Good condition 2018-05-26 12:00 - TP5600 (Reaveley Hill)

FB Number: S8032   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Heddon Hill. Pillar in decent condition and great views.

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Good condition 2018-05-26 11:00 - TP3710 (Heddon Hill)

FB Number: S3566   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the path between Ilderton and Ilderton Moor, nice and dry and cattle free all of the way. Pillar in good condition. On to Reaveley Hill.

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Slightly damaged 2018-05-20 12:00 - TP6191 (Stock Hill)

FB Number: S9903   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Merrylaw via Rams Cleuch and Worms Cleuch 2 3/4 hrs up and down. Surprisingly good views (SW-NW-NE) considering it's location.

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Good condition 2018-05-17 18:30 - TP4805 (Middle Rig)

FB Number: S3604   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

From Hareshawhead to the east. Lots of work going on for the wind farm extension but fortunately everyone had gone home at the time of my visit otherwise access would have been difficult. The area around the pillar has now been totally cleared and a new access road to turbine 23 running close to the trig is under construction. Removal of the trees gives better views than those enjoyed by previous visitors but is in the middle of a building site.

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Good condition 2018-05-16 18:00 - TP2515 (Craighall)

FB Number: S3582   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk through Shawtonhill Farm, friendly farmer and wife so no issues. Located immediately next to a newly constructed silage pit thankfully the farmer didn't dig it away. Decent views to the north.

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Good condition 2018-05-16 17:30 - TP6107 (Springfield)

FB Number: S3652   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from the farm at Carnduff, knocked on the door of the farm house as there are a few keep out signs but farmer fine. Followed the reservoir track to the summit and the pillar is just at the side. Decent views especially north to Ben Lomond and the Ochills.

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Good condition 2018-05-16 16:45 - TP5312 (Parkfield)

FB Number: S5047   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking at the 'T' junction to the east and followed the tree line. Straightforward access decent views.

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Good condition 2018-05-13 13:30 - TP0514 (Longhorsley)

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

Thank goodness for the daffs. Easy spot once I'd read the previous logs. Couldn't see any damage so logged as in good condition.

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Good condition 2018-05-13 11:30 - TP7105 (York Hill)

FB Number: S7666   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Along the footpath from the west, pillar in hedgerow.

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Good condition 2018-05-13 11:00 - TP6146 (Stainburn Hill)

FB Number: S1879   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not visible from the road so parked up and found an old wooden gate into the small wood just north of the pillar. After that relatively simple to find.

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Good condition 2018-05-13 10:45 - TP0517 (Wetherby)

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

Thanks to jonglew easy to find. Well cleared of vegetation even after 5 months.

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Good condition 2018-05-07 17:00 - TP0489 (Aberdeen South)

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

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Good condition 2018-05-07 16:30 - TP7136 (Aberdeen North)

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

Not too much vegetation this time of year. Easy to spot once I'd read the descriptions of previous visitors.

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Good condition 2018-05-06 11:15 - TP6602 (Tudhope Hill)

FB Number: S7502   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the old quarry to the south and took in the pillar on a circular route including Millstone Edge-Langtae Hill-Cauldcleuch Head-Muckle Land Knowe-Pennygant Hill and Stob Fell. Belting weather and terrific views of including The Lammamuirs-Cheviots-North Pennines-Lake District-Broad Law-Moorfoot Hills. Met the same farmer setting the corvid trap as the previous visitors.

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Slightly damaged 2018-04-30 07:00 - TP0502 (Thankerton)

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

I have passed within 30 metres or so of this one twice a day for the last 12 months and today was the first opportunity to jump the fence.

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Good condition 2018-04-28 14:45 - TP7245 (Hexham)

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

Easy spot this time of year and handy parking on both sides of the road.

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Good condition 2018-04-28 14:00 - TP3686 (Haydon Fell)

FB Number: S6661   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the southwest along the PROW with the fields completely empty. Second pillar of the day giving views of both The Cheviot and Cross Fell.

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Good condition 2018-04-28 13:00 - TP3334 (Gaterley Hill)

FB Number: S6228   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Really nice spot with great views. Easy access from the south along the bridlepath.

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Good condition 2018-04-28 12:15 - TP2052 (Catton Beacon)

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

Short walk up the tarmac road to the mast. Field empty today other than a fell runner. Great views for such a minor hill with both Cross Fell and The Cheviot clearly visible and a great cafe just down the road.

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Slightly damaged 2018-04-28 11:45 - TP3754 (Hexham Common)

FB Number: S6495   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar with decent views.

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Good condition 2018-04-28 11:30 - TP2989 (East Lightside Farm)

FB Number: S6487   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Straightforward bag, short walk from the road end to the northwest.

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Good condition 2018-04-28 10:45 - TP6742 (Warlaw Pike)

FB Number: S6701   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very quiet, tranquil spot despite it's name and the possibility of green-laners nearby. Great heathland views and easy access form the bridleways to the north and east.

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Good condition 2018-04-21 14:00 - TP3312 (Garleigh Moor)

FB Number: S3696   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A short hop from the car park to the south west. Well tended pillar and good views.

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Good condition 2018-04-21 11:45 - TP6547 (Tosson Hill)

FB Number: S1551   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

From Hepple Whitefield Farm via the bridleway and footpath. Great views, perfect weather.

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Good condition 2018-04-21 09:15 - TP2730 (Darden Pike)

FB Number: S6635   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Anti-clockwise circular walk from the car park to the north. OK today but guess the track would be troublesome in wet weather. Not a soul to be seen, good views.

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Good condition 2018-04-08 12:00 - TP2887 (Dumyat)

FB Number: S3670   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the car park at Blairlogie and up a slippery path. Better route would have been along the track to the west which is currently being improved. Busy summit.

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Slightly damaged 2018-04-06 16:30 - TP0501 (Elvanfoot)

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

Parking and route as previous visitors. Still very noisy.

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Good condition 2018-03-24 12:00 - TP5488 (Pollards Hill)

FB Number: S3366   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Norbury station, small quiet park.

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Good condition 2018-03-13 14:00 - TP7096 (Yearngill Head)

FB Number: S6129   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Along the turbine roadway from Clyde Law. With the completion of the Clyde Windfarm extension the pillar is now completely surrounded by turbines.

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Slightly damaged 2018-03-13 13:00 - TP2251 (Clyde Law)

FB Number: S5143   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Followed the forestry track from NT05236 18643 then through a felled section to the pillar. Just on the Borders side of the fence. Great views as long as you don't look south, west and north.

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Good condition 2018-03-13 10:30 - TP7166 (Moffat)

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

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Good condition 2018-03-10 16:00 - TP6907 (Whitelane End)

FB Number: S1797   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Public access area popular with dog-walkers and handy for the trams.

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Unreachable but visible 2018-03-10 15:30 - TP3551 (Hackenthorpe)

FB Number: S4243   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Strange one this. I expected to find the pillar on the highest point of the hill on the green / parking area but after checking discovered the pillar is in the back garden of number 12. No one at home but visible from the gate.


Good condition 2018-03-10 15:00 - TP1134 (Beighton)

FB Number: S4245   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Along the footpath from the east then a rough track through the crops to the pillar.

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Good condition 2018-02-17 15:45 - TP0513 (Wolsingham)

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

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Good condition 2018-02-17 14:30 - TP3188 (Five Pikes)

FB Number: S4250   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Allotment House via Pikestone Fell pillar. Still lots of snow and ice but clear skies giving great views.

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Good condition 2018-02-17 13:45 - TP5442 (Pikestone Fell)

FB Number: S4236   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the abandoned Allotment House then along the PROW to the pillar then on to Five Pikes.

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Good condition 2018-02-17 13:00 - TP4268 (Knitsley Fell)

FB Number: S4251   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short walk along the public footpath from the south. Clear and cold weather giving great views.

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Slightly damaged 2018-01-13 12:15 - TP2681 (Culter Fell)

FB Number: S1817   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Through Culter Allers farmyard and up the track via The Bracs and Tippet Knowe then quad tracks to the pillar. Better route and less steep than the the return path via Fell Shin. Frozen conditions made the going easier as I guess it would have otherwise been boggy in places. I got a bonus as the cloud lifted for 10 minutes when I reached the trig giving great, although limited, 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2018-01-07 11:45 - TP2852 (Drum Hill)

FB Number: S1720   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A short walk up the track from the deserted Scout camp car park. Pillar in good condition with limited views.

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Good condition 2017-12-28 13:15 - TP5268 (Oxen Law)

FB Number: S4107   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk up the path from the farm / holiday cottage to the south. Frozen, empty fields and decent views.

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Good condition 2017-12-28 12:30 - TP5798 (Sand Edge Common)

FB Number: S4248   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the Thistlewood farm to the south, the track was thankfully frozen otherwise I think it would be rather muddy. Empty fields and decent views.

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Good condition 2017-12-16 11:45 - TP4365 (Larriston Fells)

FB Number: S7659   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked and followed the route of previous visitors. Almost took as long to walk the last 1km as the first 4. Tough going from the mast made worse by a covering of snow and no discernible tracks. Fine clear day, hard frost and great views from the pillar.

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Good condition 2017-12-10 11:30 - TP1919 (Carlin Tooth)

FB Number: S7921   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

From Rushy Rig via Wheelrig Head and Hartshorn Pike. A light dusting of snow and -8 degrees made the going easy. Great views along the crest, clear skies and a sea of mist below with just the higher peaks visible including The Eildons and Rubers Law. Pillar unchanged from previous reports. Thanks to former visitors for the route information.

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Slightly damaged 2017-12-03 11:00 - TP0692 (Wisp Hill)

FB Number: S1554   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the cattle grid near Blackcleuch and followed the track to the Comb Hill mast then on to the pillar. Perfect weather giving great views. Passed the Steve Hislop memorial cairn on the way in near to where he died in a helicopter accident in 2003.

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Good condition 2017-11-26 12:00 - TP6813 (West House Field)

FB Number: S4326   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Footpaths and bridlepaths from Foxton appear to have been recently realigned and the new routes are muddy. New fencing erected immediately to the north of the pillar. Decent long views to the North Yorks Moors.


Good condition 2017-11-12 11:30 - TP3807 (High Seat)

FB Number: S5987   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

From Ashness Bridge decent path up to Bleaberry Fell then across a bog to the pillar. Returned via a better path down Ashness Gill. Beautiful clear day giving great 360 views. Higher surrounding tops shrouded in cloud.

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Good condition 2017-11-05 14:15 - TP7150 (Belford (R))

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

In the verge at the side of the minor road. Easily spotted due to the protective railings.

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Good condition 2017-11-05 13:45 - TP1245 (Belford Crag)

FB Number: S3578   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Same route as previous visitors and no cattle.

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Good condition 2017-11-05 13:00 - TP3949 (Hips Heugh)

FB Number: S3569   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Footpath from Howick Scar. No cattle in the field today and perfect weather.

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Good condition 2017-11-05 12:15 - TP5323 (Pasture Hill Plantation)

FB Number: S3555   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the village of Rock and followed the road and track to the pillar in the small copse. A notice posted at the gate informing of a planning application for the nearby abandoned building.

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Good condition 2017-11-05 11:45 - TP6892 (White House Hill)

FB Number: S3534   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Same route as previous visitors although the wet part of the field wasn't too bad today. Lots of pheasant feeders (and pheasants), limited views due to the plantation.

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Good condition 2017-11-05 11:00 - TP2689 (Curleheugh)

FB Number: S3565   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As with previous visitors managed to park within a couple of hundred metres of the pillar at the end of the public road. Great late Autumn weather giving decent views.

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Slightly damaged 2017-10-21 17:15 - TP3263 (Frisby Lodge)

FB Number: S4677   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Plenty of space to park at the access to Frisby Grange then a hazardous walk along the verge of the very busy and fast A607. Accessed the pillar via a gate to east.

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Good condition 2017-10-21 13:15 - TP0202 (Broughton Hill)

FB Number: S4674   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unusual location between two elevated reservoirs. Easy parking and access.

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Slightly damaged 2017-10-21 13:00 - TP4530 (Longcliff Hill)

FB Number: S4786   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked in at the gate to the north and battled through Storm Brian along the bridlepath to the pillar via a short detour. Pillar buried in a Hawthorne hedge, damage to the top corner probably caused during hedge cutting.

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Damaged 2017-10-21 12:15 - TP3762 (Hickling Standard)

FB Number: S4637   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Still leaning but still there. Decent views despite Storm Brian.

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Good condition 2017-10-15 13:00 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily found between the footpath and park wall.

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Good condition 2017-10-14 16:30 - TP0506 (Mordington)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Standing tall In the roadside verge.

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Good condition 2017-10-14 15:46 - TP0505 (Dunbar East)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice and easy to find on the golf course approach road.

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Good condition 2017-10-14 15:40 - TP7201 (Dunbar West)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

East to find against the wall despite being mostly buried. No digging required.

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Good condition 2017-10-14 15:30 - TP0504 (Wester Broomhouse)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access across stubble fields. FBM required a little vegetation clearance.

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Good condition 2017-10-14 14:45 - TP7244 (Whittingehame)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nestled nuder a hedge at the side of the track. Easily spotted.

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Good condition 2017-10-12 19:19 - TP7197 (Rosyth)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Through the gate to the north east then followed the Heritage path. Open access area despite the MOD signs adjacent to the road. Took a bit of scouting around before I located this one.

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Good condition 2017-10-08 13:30 - TP7206 (Duns Common (R))

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Would have been difficult to spot without the protective fencing.

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Good condition 2017-10-07 13:00 - TP0503 (Innerleithen)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

10 metres from the gate just north of Glentress Cottage.

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Damaged 2017-10-03 12:00 - TP2746 (Deadwater Moor)

FB Number: S7917   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

From the church at Ravenshill, good forestry tracks all of the way to the summit. Although mild and sunny strong winds meant that I had to use the wind shelter at the top. 2 hours up and down including a break at the top.

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Good condition 2017-10-02 16:00 - TP7499 (Kelso)

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

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Good condition 2017-10-02 15:30 - TP7137 (Kelso)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

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Good condition 2017-10-02 14:45 - TP7240 (Hawick)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

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Good condition 2017-10-01 18:00 - TP3159 (Field Head)

FB Number: S4098   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited on my way north on Sunday evening. Access to the hospital grounds was easy enough as the barrier was up and no security guard. Due to the time of the week there was easy parking close to the pillar in the overspill car park. Unfortunately because I didn't read previous logs I got stuck at the barrier on the way out and was helped by the driver of the following car.

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Good condition 2017-10-01 13:15 - TP0887 (Arnold Lodge)

FB Number: S4869   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Third of 3 pillars visited within a few hundred metres. Followed the footpath from the east which has now been diverted away from the pillar around the field boundary. Someone however has installed a temporary stile and cut the top wire of the fence allowing access along the original footpath line.

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Slightly damaged 2017-10-01 13:00 - TP4195 (Killisick Lane)

FB Number: S4613   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Located next to a footpath and easily accessed from the west. Second of two pillars visited within a couple of hundred metre radius.

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Slightly damaged 2017-10-01 12:45 - TP2811 (Dorket Head)

FB Number: S4664   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar leaning slightly but otherwise in decent condition. First of three pillars visited within a few hundred metre radius.

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Slightly damaged 2017-09-21 13:30 - TP6406 (The Mound Lickprivick)

FB Number: S3595   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Second of two quick lunch time pillars. Easy nearby parking at the boarded up church. Good long distance views considering it's built-up location.

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Good condition 2017-09-21 13:00 - TP6457 (Thornton Hill)

FB Number: S3551   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First of two quick lunch time pillars. Short but muddy walk up from the nearby roundabout.

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Damaged 2017-09-02 16:30 - TP4251 (Kirk Hill)

FB Number: 10253   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked at the old quarry at Bedda Hill followed by a wet trudge across tussocky grass and bog rather like the visits to the pillars immediately east and west. The pillar seems to have deteriorated since the last photos were taken. Fine views including the peaks of the Lake District and north Pennines. Found the Newcastleton fundamental bench mark near the top of the quarry which was a bonus as I didn't know it was there.

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Good condition 2017-09-02 14:45 - TP3962 (Hog Fell)

FB Number: 10239   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the east along the forestry track at Birch Cleuch then up the wet, tussocky northern slope of the hill. Good 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2017-09-02 14:00 - TP0511 (Newcastleton)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I didn't know anything about this block and just happened to stumble across it on my way to the Kirk Hill pillar.

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Good condition 2017-08-27 12:30 - TP4064 (Hungry Law)

FB Number: S7912   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the border fence from Carter Bar, easy going across tussocky grass and quad tracks. Took a detour to Lumsdon Law via Leap Hill on the way back.

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Damaged 2017-08-09 18:00 - TP6027 (Slough Hill)

FB Number: S6137   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Handy parking at Nether Whitecleuch then via Whiteside Hill to the pillar. Rather wet underfoot in places despite recent dry weather. Decent 360 degree views.

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Damaged 2017-08-08 17:30 - TP1419 (Black Hill North)

FB Number: S5411   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked at the edge of the plantation to the east of the pillar. Followed the track to the end then hopped over the fence into the plantation and followed the 'Robbie Allan 10km off road experience' track to the crest of the hill then a short walk to the trig. Perfect evening and impressive views. Pillar condition as previously logged.

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Good condition 2017-08-05 11:00 - TP5486 (Pole Hill)

FB Number: S3276   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Chingford station, no rubbish, dog mess or graffiti and limited views towards the city. Took in as part of a long London day trip from the Borders, left home at 02:00 and back at 23:00.

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Good condition 2017-07-29 15:15 - TP5734 (Roseberry Topping)

FB Number: S4415   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant walk up from Hutton Village via Bousdale Woods / Farm. Shark fin shaped hill very popular on a great July afternoon. Great views, shame about the graffiti on the pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2017-07-29 13:00 - TP3067 (Errington Wood)

FB Number: S4208   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Had to find this one from memory as I had neglected to bring any maps and had dropped my phone / GPS in a muddy puddle at Eston Beacon. Parked in the picnic area to the west and up through the woods. Pillar located just off the footpath but surrounded with ferns, limited views.

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Slightly damaged 2017-07-29 11:30 - TP3078 (Eston Beacon)

FB Number: S4275   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked in the housing estate north of the A174 which I crossed using the footbridge followed by a steep climb up one of the many muddy, rutted paths. Hill strewn with rubbish and used by cyclists and motorbikes. Views over Middlesborough and Teeside, only half of the St George flag left. Dropped my phone / GPS in a large muddy puddle on my way down which without any maps made the rest of my day challenging.

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Good condition 2017-07-24 19:00 - TP4796 (Mid Hill)

FB Number: 10244   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the end of the track east of the pillar then followed the track until about 100 metres past the metal gate. From here took the zig-zag track to the crest and on to the trig. There seems to be a signposted footpath from Langholm also. Grand 360 degree views especially south over the Solway Firth to the lakes / Pennines. Perfect weather after two days of heavy rain. Pillar still in good condition.

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Good condition 2017-07-16 17:30 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)

FB Number: S4230   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the car park at Windy Knoll. Perfect weather, great views and very busy.

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Good condition 2017-07-16 13:30 - TP6378 (The Edge)

FB Number: S3443   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Barber Booth taking in Brown Knoll, Kinder Low, The Edge, then a bog trot to Crowden Tower and Grindslow Knoll. Fortunately the cloud lifted by the time we reached The Edge.

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Good condition 2017-07-16 12:00 - TP4216 (Kinder Low)

FB Number: S4113   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Barber Booth taking in Brown Knoll, Kinder Low, The Edge, then a bog trot to Crowden Tower and Grindslow Knoll. No views due to low cloud.

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Good condition 2017-07-16 11:30 - TP1707 (Brown Knoll)

FB Number: S2782   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Barber Booth taking in Brown Knoll, Kinder Low, The Edge, then a bog trot to Crowden Tower and Grindslow Knoll. No views due to low cloud.

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Slightly damaged 2017-07-12 18:15 - TP5590 (Ravengill Dod)

FB Number: S6134   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked in a layby off the B797 a couple of hundred metres north east from the Glencaple Farm road then past the cottage and farm (both empty) to the stoned track leading all of the way to the pillar. Presumably the track is to serve the numerous grouse butts along the route. Followed the track onto Wellgrain Dodd. No turbines on this one so a bit of a bonus.

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Good condition 2017-07-09 14:45 - TP3691 (Hazelbank)

FB Number: S7702   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed the Annandale Way from the A701 to a point south west of the pillar then a track to the summit. Trig enclosed within the only small remaining tree plantation. No views.

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Good condition 2017-07-09 12:45 - TP3648 (Hart Fell)

FB Number: S1556   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the Moffat to Ericstane road parked at the corrugated village at hall then followed the Hartfell Spa footpath and the quad track via Well Rig and Arthur's Seat to the Hart Fell summit. Dodged the showers until within 20 minutes of the summit when the cloud came down. Partial views only unfortunately, typical Scottish July.

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Good condition 2017-07-07 17:15 - TP0852 (Annanhead Hill)

FB Number: S5678   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy access from the track to the south west. I took the opportunity to scout for the best route up to Hart Fell which was covered by low cloud.

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Good condition 2017-07-05 18:00 - TP3699 (Headshill)

FB Number: S3628   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Straightforward visit, handy parking and gate for access.

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Damaged 2017-07-03 18:30 - TP4954 (Mountherrick)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Managed to reverse off the road into a field gate next to a plantation west of the pillar. From here a straightforward stroll up to the summit (up and down in 30 mins). The pillar is still vertical and seems in the same condition as previous logs. Decent views.

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Good condition 2017-07-01 18:15 - TP0705 (Garforth Cliff)

FB Number: S2573   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In the area with limited time so chose the easiest pillar. Simple walk up the track from the main road. Vegetation around the pillar still clear from the last visitor.

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Damaged 2017-06-20 18:00 - TP6802 (West Cairn Hill)

FB Number: S3084   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Handy parking at Baddinsgill Farm then followed the Borders Drove Road to White Craigs then up the county border march to the pillar. Another hot, clear day giving decent views. 2 hours up and down.

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Good condition 2017-06-19 18:30 - TP4551 (Lousie Wood Law)

FB Number: S6138   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the former railway from Elvanfoot to the foot of White Hill then slogged up to the summit. Returned to the car via Coupland Gair and Watchman Hill (quite a few of these in the valley). Good circular walk, forgot the sun cream so got burnt again.

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Good condition 2017-06-18 15:15 - TP4371 (Law Plantation)

FB Number: S3567   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Called in on our way back from a trip to Banburgh, red hot all day. Parked at the end of the track to Bellshill Tower on the B6348 and walked up past the holiday Cottage. There was a recently cleared network of paths up to the pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2017-06-13 18:45 - TP6666 (Upper Oliver Dod)

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

Followed the forest track from the south. Expansive 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2017-06-04 16:30 - TP6074 (South Nab)

FB Number: S1770   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Took a short detour from cycling the Trans Pennine Trail, fortunate to get a clear spell between showers.

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Good condition 2017-06-02 12:00 - TP1096 (Beacon Fell)

FB Number: S4701   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the car park to the south and followed the decent tracks to the pillar. At the top were a couple of lads laying paths and a plinth around the pillar apparently been at it for 3 months. Limited views but pleasant country park which I'll explore when I have more time. Anyway back to the M6 jams.

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Good condition 2017-06-02 11:00 - TP5125 (Nickey Nook)

FB Number: S4697   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the track from the northwest, despite being overcast with heavy showers there were people bathing in the ponds on the way up. Decent views, pillar in good nick.

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Damaged 2017-05-31 18:15 - TP6342 (Tewsgill Hill)

FB Number: S6130   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Followed the course of the Roman road from Southwood Farm to the saddle then quad tracks to the pillar. another glorious day giving decent views along the Clyde Valley. Pillar still disintegrating with a bit falling off as I rested on it.

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Slightly damaged 2017-05-30 18:30 - TP3484 (Green Lowther)

FB Number: S6131   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Southern Upland Way from Wanlockhead to Lowther Hill then tarmac road to the pillar. Very windy at the top but great views spoiled only slightly by the ironmongery.

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Slightly damaged 2017-05-26 17:30 - TP5714 (Rodger Law)

FB Number: S6136   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Kirkhope Cleuch - Watchman's Brae - Rodger Law - Ballencleuch Law and return. Perfect weather giving great views. Gave an extra point for the hill being devoid of turbines.

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Slightly damaged 2017-05-25 18:15 - TP6516 (Tomont Hill)

FB Number: S6128   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Followed the track up from Allershaw Burn. 26 degrees at 6.00 made the going tougher than it should have been. Pillar located close to one of the dozens of nearby turbines.

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Slightly damaged 2017-05-24 18:30 - TP3954 (Hitteril Hill)

FB Number: S6135   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

First of three Daer Reservoir pillars planned over the next couple of days on my way back home from work. Followed the Southern Upland way from the north east then the forestry track to a point north of the pillar where tree clearance allows direct access. As the weather was so good took the longer route back following the track to the south west. Hill dwarfed by it's neighbours.

Hetteril Hill & Tomont Hill from Watchman's Brae©Borderer
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Good condition 2017-05-21 15:30 - TP2351 (Collering Hill)

FB Number: S6484   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the lay-by immediately north of the pillar followed by a short walk. Although quite dark the trees are well spaced so relatively easy going. Well defined crest so easy to spot the pillar. Very eerie.

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Good condition 2017-05-21 14:00 - TP1775 (Burn Divot)

FB Number: S6485   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the bend in the road to the west of the Whiteside Farm entrance then followed the track which ends within site of the ruined farmhouse. Nice and dry all of the way despite a couple of days rain previously. Decent views.

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Good condition 2017-05-21 13:00 - TP4012 (Hopealone)

FB Number: S6499   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Forest track to the mast then a slog across the felled plantation. Decent views.

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Damaged 2017-05-11 18:45 - TP2029 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S5583   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

I struggled to find anywhere to park at Candybank so reversed into a field entrance off the main road to the south east. Climbed first gate at the roadside but all of the others were lying open. Fields empty of all livestock. Decent views from the top and interesting earthworks around the pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2017-05-10 18:15 - TP2370 (Common Hill)

FB Number: S6108   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Made my way up from the end of the Douglas road to the east following turbine roads all of the way except the last hundred metres. Perfect weather giving decent views obscured only by the turbines. 1 1/2 hours up and down.

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Damaged 2017-05-09 18:00 - TP4317 (Lady Cairn)

FB Number: S6125   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Made my way up from the end of the forestry track to the west. The plantation is completely felled to the north of the track giving good views down the Clyde Valley and lots of noise from the M74. Pillar unchanged. At the summit thought about counting the visible turbines but thought better of it.

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Lady Cairn fly-past ©Borderer


Good condition 2017-05-07 17:30 - TP2464 (Coutlair Knowe)

FB Number: S9844   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Perfect weather for the walk up from the Craik Forest car park. Decent tracks all of the way except the last couple of hundred metres which involved a battle through a plantation. Still no views and the pillar condition is unchanged from the previous logs. 2 1/4 hours up and down.

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Slightly damaged 2017-05-05 18:00 - TP3419 (Goselands Hill)

FB Number: S5581   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked by the bridge over the Kilbucho Burn taking the track then through the new plantation and over a fence to rough pasture heather up to the summit. Steep ascent but another cloudless sky meant that the views from the top were well worth the effort.

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Damaged 2017-05-04 18:00 - TP5701 (Robert Law)

FB Number: S5412   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked opposite a gate on the B7055 immediately west of the plantation. Decent track for the first 500 metres then rough pasture to the summit and just 2 fences to hop. Good going due to a month or so without any significant rain. Sunny and breezy at the top and good 360 views. Pillar still damaged but doesn't appear to be any worse than previous logs. An hour up and down including time for photos.

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Toppled 2017-04-29 17:45 - TP3978 (Holme House Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10

Having passed this way on the nearby A19 a few times I thought the I'd pay a visit. Parked in the car park next to the security cabin and although it appears to be in use (radio and TV present) no one at home so carried on to the pillar. I have seen worse locations (but not many). A one in four chance of the pillar falling on it's face or was it deliberate after reading a previous log on 12/07/12 about potential preservation?

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Slightly damaged 2017-04-29 16:45 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)

FB Number: S4421   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Managed to park at the widening of the road to the northeast of the pillar then followed the Cleveland Way to the summit. Decent (Cheviot-like) flagged pathway. Good views.

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Good condition 2017-04-29 16:00 - TP0886 (Arncliffe Wood)

FB Number: S4413   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Managed to park at Scarth Nick followed by a short walk along the Cleveland Way / PROW to the pillar. Very popular area with walkers.

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Good condition 2017-04-29 14:15 - TP2794 (Dodd End)

FB Number: S7585   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Along the Cleveland Way from Black Hambleton. Pillar in a much better condition but still same hazy views.

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Slightly damaged 2017-04-29 13:30 - TP1408 (Black Hambleton)

FB Number: S7676   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the gated public road to the east of Kepwick then south along the Cleveland Way / PROW. Couple of lads working on the dry-stone wall at the gate, quite a task. Pillar slightly damaged, decent hazy views. Off to Dodd End.

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Good condition 2017-04-22 17:00 - TP3500 (Greenside)

FB Number: S8081   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I wish I had read the log of the previous visitor before I attempted this one as I made exactly the same mistake. Best route as in the last log which I only discovered on my way back.

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Good condition 2017-04-22 15:00 - TP6960 (Wind Hill)

FB Number: S8031   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked as other visitors at the dam car park (now 5 all day unless you can get there and back in an hour in which case it's a pound). Followed the lakeside path which was busy due to a cycling event, came back via the old coal mines.

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Oct 19 after felling ©Borderer


Good condition 2017-04-20 13:00 - TP5593 (Raw Head)

FB Number: S3124   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Took in on a great walk along the sandstone ridge. Second crested pillar of the day. Decent views.

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Good condition 2017-04-20 12:30 - TP3817 (Highash)

FB Number: S3102   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the concrete road from the south. First of two crested pillars of the day.

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Damaged 2017-04-20 11:45 - TP5968 (Shropshire Bank)

FB Number: S4742   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Still leaning towards Whitchurch. Very busy narrow road so didn't hang around long enough for photos.


Good condition 2017-04-20 11:15 - TP0900 (Ashfields)

FB Number: S4739   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the right of way up from the southwest. Still lots of electric fences but no horses / cattle.

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Good condition 2017-04-20 10:45 - TP3947 (Hinstock)

FB Number: S1937   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked a couple of hundred metres south of the bridlepath on the A41 and took my life in my hands avoiding the busy speeding traffic. The bridlepath was heavily overgrown even in April and the pillar located on the edge of a newly ploughed field. Limited views.

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Good condition 2017-04-20 10:00 - TP4898 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S1919   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the village and a quick stroll up to the pillar. Decent 360 degree views and interesting inscribed survey plate on the monument base.

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Good condition 2017-04-20 09:30 - TP7082 (Wrockwardine Wood)

FB Number: S1913   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Just off footpath in an area popular with dog-walkers. Unsurprisingly no views but pillar in a good condition.

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Good condition 2017-04-19 14:00 - TP3316 (Garn Pwllheli)

FB Number: S8327   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Called in on our day trip along the Cambrian Coast railway from our holiday base in Shrewsbury. Only had a couple of hours so not a lot of time to do much. Short walk from the town centre with good 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2017-04-18 18:30 - TP5074 (Netchwood Common)

FB Number: S1934   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Trapped just inside the site compound trapped close up against the Heras fencing Nobody around at this time in the evening and looking at previous posts the building work doesn't seem to have progressed much.

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Damaged 2017-04-18 18:15 - TP0232 (The Baytree)

FB Number: S1995   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Bit of a mess this one. In a hedgerow just off a minor road with handy parking almost opposite.

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Good condition 2017-04-18 17:45 - TP3118 (Farlow)

FB Number: S2004   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Tucked away behind the church. Parked at the lych gate and found a handy gate into the field just along the road. Good views to the west.

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Slightly damaged 2017-04-18 17:00 - TP6498 (Titterstone Clee)

FB Number: 2943   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Up from the viewpoint car park. Reading up on the hill this is apparently the highest point in a line between here and the Ural's. Fortunately the wind was from the west today but still cold. Great views.

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Good condition 2017-04-18 14:00 - TP4292 (Knolls)

FB Number: S5208   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked by the entrance to the gliding club which was very busy due to the perfect weather. Followed the marked diversion due to the long line of gliders waiting to be winched. Nice spot.

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Slightly damaged 2017-04-18 13:00 - TP4524 (Long Mount)

FB Number: S5201   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked to the south and a short walk up the path to the pillar. Popular with walkers due to the fine weather.

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Good condition 2017-04-18 11:15 - TP2704 (Cwm Head Farm)

FB Number: S5430   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking at the gate adjacent to the mast then around the compound fence and bales to the pillar. Decent views to the west.

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Good condition 2017-04-18 10:40 - TP1879 (Callow Hill)

FB Number: S5429   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the end of the bridleway to the northwest and took the steep, direct route to the pillar. Good views east but limited due to trees to the west. Took the longer and less severe route back to the north.

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Good condition 2017-04-17 19:45 - TP3598 (Hanging Hill)

FB Number: S3123   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Handy parking area at the end of the footpath south of the pillar. Nice walk up though the wood with lots of paths not marked on my Landranger. No views but pleasant. The recess cast in the pillar is similar to the one on 11198 Peat Hill which apparently was for some sort of florescent panel used in observations?

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Good condition 2017-04-17 18:15 - TP0712 (Wrekin)

FB Number: 2980   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

In the area for a short break and visiting some old haunts. Up from the car park to the north east. Very popular hill helped by the great early evening weather. Great views.

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Slightly damaged 2017-04-15 15:15 - TP0890 (Arnton Fell)

FB Number: S7291   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked at the end of the forestry track to Riccarton Junction southeast of the summit then along the trackbed of the former Waverley line a short distance before following the edge of the plantation to the pillar. Condition of pillar unchanged since the last visit. Decent views and no cattle.

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Good condition 2017-04-15 14:00 - TP5823 (Saughtree Fell)

FB Number: S7506   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked by the entrance to Saughtree Station and after a visit to the platform with its industrial locomotive and wagons followed the quad track from the plate-layers hut to the pillar. Great views.

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Good condition 2017-04-15 12:30 - TP7016 (Wolfelee Hill)

FB Number: S7509   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the forestry track south of Wolfehopelee and followed the track to the edge of the plantation southeast of the pillar. Then followed the path / track and open field to the trig. Long 360 views. I have always been put off visiting this pillar due to the amount of cattle in the surrounding fields but found the hill deserted today.

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Slightly damaged 2017-04-09 13:30 - TP2782 (Din Fell)

FB Number: S7993   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the farm track and followed it up past Twislehope Farm (beware the dog kennels) and up the Calkergrain valley then north through the heather following the fence line to the summit. Great views again for early April and relatively dry. Took the same route back rather than a more direct route as I was unsure about finding a crossing point over the Hermitage Water but noticed on my return that there is a decent foot bridge a couple of hundred yards from where the car was parked.

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Good condition 2017-04-09 11:15 - TP5996 (Skelfhill Pen)

FB Number: S7510   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Followed the road through the plantation from the car park at Old Norhouse to a point a couple of hundred yards from where it ends. Just past an old caravan I took the broad break heading south east which clears the plantation within sight of the summit. Then followed the dyke and quad bike tracks to a crossing point and a well trodden path the last couple of hundred yards to the pillar. Great 360 views only slightly hazy but I'd take that for early April. The main gate by the car park was open to serve the residents of Alderybar and is a good enough condition to drive to the end. I was passed near the summit by a car looking for the woodland walks.

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Good condition 2017-04-07 18:15 - TP4676 (Marshill)

FB Number: S3626   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked close to the motorway underpass to the southeast and through the empty field following the motorway fence. Yet more wind turbines under construction close by. Shame.

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Good condition 2017-04-07 17:30 - TP3186 (Five Dykes)

FB Number: S3602   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the road / track from the southwest to the mast then short walk through an empty field to the pillar. Unchanged since the last posting.

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Good condition 2017-04-06 18:00 - TP4331 (Lamington Hill)

FB Number: S5582   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from the car park in Lamington. Along the old Roman road and past the Kennels. Lots of signs directing walkers to the open fields then a dry quad track to the summit. Decent 360 views.

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Toppled 2017-04-05 18:00 - TP2917 (Dungavel Hill East)

FB Number: S6126   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Up from the cattle grid to the west, still no cows or calves. Great views, shame about the pillar.

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Good condition 2017-04-04 18:15 - TP4809 (Middlefield Law)

FB Number: S5475   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked by the new gate on the minor road to the south. Quad bike track from the gate led up to the pillar making the going easy. Threatening skies but good views.

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Good condition 2017-04-04 17:15 - TP4547 (Loudoun Hill)

FB Number: S4269   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Access to the nearby Middle Rig now protected by security cameras due to windfarm works so decided on this one instead. From the public car park started to follow the footpath but soon lost it so scrambled up the steep southern side of the hill. Decent 360 views.

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Good condition 2017-04-02 15:30 - TP3109 (Fanna Hill)

FB Number: S7690   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Route as previous visitors. Clearance to the south east of the forestry track has led to lots of wind-fall between the track and the pillar so needed to keep changing between rows. Decent weather and great views N-E-S.

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Damaged 2017-03-29 17:30 - TP1864 (Cairnkinny)

FB Number: S5414   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Good track to within a couple of hundred metres of the pillar. Parked at the end of the public road to the north east. The weather closed in half way up so no views.

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Good condition 2017-03-28 17:30 - TP0681 (Cairn Table)

FB Number: S1562   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the walker's car park followed the track along the Garpel Water and just before the metal footbridge took the path to the left up to the pillar. Views limited due to low cloud and on the return took the track over the Steel. In wet conditions best take the Garpel Water route as the return was very boggy in places. Slight cracking 1/3 way up the eastern side of the pillar. 2 hours up and down.

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Good condition 2017-03-25 17:30 - TP6518 (Tomtain)

FB Number: S3564   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the viewpoint on the minor road to the east. Despite the warm conditions there was still snow lying on the rather boggy track up to the pillar. Long views in all directions.

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Good condition 2017-03-25 16:15 - TP2028 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: 11158   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nipped in after a day exploring Glasgow. Easy parking on the minor road to the east and a decent track to within a couple of hundred metres of the pillar. Weather unusually warm for March and the hill was busy. Decent views.

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Good condition 2017-03-25 11:30 - TP2880 (Dumbarton Castle)

FB Number: S5015   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good forecast so invested 6.80 on a rail roundabout ticket. A short walk from Dumbarton East station and a stiff climb to the trig. Great 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2017-03-19 15:45 - TP6831 (Wester Dod)

FB Number: S7139   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked down the road from Aikengall and followed the track along the Wide Hope. The pillar is now well within the wind farm which is a shame as the 360 degree views are impressive. Views to the Eildon Hills - Pentlands - Lomond Hills - Fife Ness - Telegraph Hill - Cheviots.

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Good condition 2017-03-13 16:30 - TP4637 (Manside Cross)

FB Number: S3625   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on the minor road to the south and chose the forestry track leading straight to the pillar from the south east. For a change of scenery took the parallel track to the wast on the way back. Limited views and very quite on a Monday afternoon.

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Good condition 2017-03-13 15:30 - TP2305 (Coatyards)

FB Number: S3623   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the right of way from the north west, handy parking at the end of the track. Pillar off the path but easy access. Decent views.

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Good condition 2017-03-13 15:00 - TP3498 (Greenleighton)

FB Number: S3622   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just off the public right of way, decent 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2017-03-10 16:30 - TP0940 (Avisyard Hill)

FB Number: S5048   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Taking advantage of the lighter nights and walked up the track through the farm after work meeting the friendly farmer en-route. Views rather limited due to heavy drizzle which I guess is usual for this hill. Surrounded by unrestored former ATH opencast sites.

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Good condition 2017-03-04 15:00 - TP0827 (Almonside)

FB Number: S6583   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Near to minor road. Wet trudge across a waterlogged field.

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Good condition 2017-03-03 16:45 - TP2946 (Dykes)

FB Number: S5976   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Lay-by parking on the minor road to the east. Waterlogged all the way to the pillar. Bring wellies of wait until June.

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Good condition 2017-02-05 13:15 - TP4377 (Laxton)

FB Number: S1567   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the end of the bridleway just south of the pillar an followed the well-worn track to the trig. Nice to find the pillar on the right side of a reservoir fence for a change.

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Slightly damaged 2017-02-05 13:00 - TP4550 (Lound Wood)

FB Number: S4854   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at the end of the adjacent farm track and found a handy gap in the hedge which gave access to the field containing the pillar. Definitely a winter trig as I guess it would be difficult to spot / access in later in the year as it is buried in a hawthorn hedge.

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Good condition 2017-02-05 12:30 - TP2877 (Dukes Wood)

FB Number: S4885   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the end of the track on the Eakring road then followed the bridleway past the oil well open air museum to the trig. Lots of signs warning of alarms in the surrounding private woods, some gates with BP signage so there must be a bit of oil left. Lots of shooting heard close by so didn't loiter too long. No views.

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Good condition 2017-02-05 12:00 - TP6767 (Watchwood)

FB Number: S1704   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the lay-by on the A614 to the north west of the pillar and took the footpath from the road to the trig which is located next to a surfaced bridleway. Pillar in great condition and appeared well cared for. No views.

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Good condition 2017-02-03 16:15 - TP7064 (Woolley Edge)

FB Number: S1785   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short trip from Jnct 38 of the M1. Handy parking at the nearby view point and followed the well-worn track to the pillar. 'Private wood' signs about but lots of dog walkers. No views from the pillar.

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Good condition 2017-01-29 12:00 - TP4430 (Linton Hill)

FB Number: S7435   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the track up past Linton Covert. I had been put off this pillar on previous visits by the amount of cattle in the nearby fields. No problems today as all the fields were empty and gates open. Great views of the Cheviots, along the Tweed Valley and north to the Lammermuirs, better views than some of the higher hills to the south.

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Good condition 2017-01-22 13:30 - TP6008 (Skitteridge Wood)

FB Number: S4006   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My map didn't show the new housing estate built close to the pillar. The benefit is that there is now a tarmac path to within 20 metres or so of the trig

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Good condition 2017-01-22 13:00 - TP4659 (Markeaton Hill)

FB Number: S3984   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Wasn't sure if the owner was fed up of strange people taking photos of their house but nobody in to ask.

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Good condition 2017-01-21 13:45 - TP6462 (Thorpe)

FB Number: S3859   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Surprisingly unscathed being this close to such a busy road. Parked at the nearby houses.

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Damaged 2017-01-21 12:30 - TP3580 (Halton Moor)

FB Number: S3882   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

Parked below the the security camera and left my wife and daughter on guard as I took the short walk up the track to what remains of the pillar. Whilst at the trig I could have sworn I heard a gunshot from the housing estate confirmed by the girls when I got back to the car. As with previous visitors I was tracked by the well protected security camera.

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Slightly damaged 2017-01-08 14:30 - TP4053 (Hummelknows)

FB Number: S7693   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Managed to park opposite the entrance to Hummelknows Farm following the signed path to Adderston Lee. Diverged from the path immediately west of the summit choosing the easiest route up. Managed to keep my feet dry even in leaky boots which is unusual in the Southern Uplands in January.

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Good condition 2017-01-08 12:45 - TP5366 (Penchrise Pen)

FB Number: S7696   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As with most of the previous visitors I made my way up along the decent road from Barns past the former Stobs camp. A barmy 9 degrees for January at the top and decent views. Easier than I thought so off to White Hill to complete the Hawick pillars.

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Good condition 2017-01-03 12:30 - TP5124 (Newton Tors)

FB Number: S7473   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Took advantage of the additional Scottish Holiday and the dry but windy weather. Took a circular route from Hethpool taking in Yeavering Bell, Easter Tor, Newton Tors and Hare Law.

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Good condition 2016-12-17 15:30 - TP5494 (Pontop Pike)

FB Number: S4121   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Along the public path through the farm to the south east. Banksy type dog has been added since the last log in September.

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Good condition 2016-12-17 15:00 - TP2120 (Charlaw Moor)

FB Number: S4122   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy hop from the road over the fence. Lots of people around by the nearby mast watching a hunt.

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Good condition 2016-12-17 14:45 - TP3168 (Findon Cottages)

FB Number: S4176   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the footpath from the east. Pillar right next to the path

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Good condition 2016-12-17 14:00 - TP5459 (Pit House Plantation)

FB Number: S4162   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy parking just the other side of the high wall. Doubled back and took the plantation-edge track to the first gate to gain access to the cattle-free field.

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Good condition 2016-12-17 13:30 - TP7132 (Tripsy Bank)

FB Number: S6721   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No cattle around, short walk from the public path.

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Good condition 2016-11-12 14:00 - TP2394 (Coombe Hill)

FB Number: S2042   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nearby parking, located next to a PROW close to the road.

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Good condition 2016-11-12 13:30 - TP4899 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S6207   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lousy weather all day but still great views to the north.

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Good condition 2016-11-12 13:00 - TP0261 (Windsor Hill)

FB Number: S2027   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the nearby car park, My Landranger appeared to show this as a roadside pillar but eventually found it well inside the field south of the road junction. Accessed via the gate to the south east which was open and just inside the field was a small pen with 5 skittish sheep ready for collection. Nobody at the farm so visited the pillar and only on my way back to the car did the farmer return. Thick hedge and electric fence surrounding the field.

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Good condition 2016-11-12 12:30 - TP5451 (Pink Hill)

FB Number: S4758   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Yet another roadside pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2016-11-12 12:00 - TP4563 (Lower Farm)

FB Number: S4763   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Difficult to spot from the road even in November. Accessed the field from the gate to the north and negotiated the narrow field boundary to the pillar. New housing being built to the south.

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Good condition 2016-11-12 11:30 - TP0317 (Shirburn Hill)

FB Number: S2025   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My Landranger appeared to show this as another roadside pillar but ended up 20 metres or so into the field. Parked at the nearby mast and accessed the field by the PROW.

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Good condition 2016-11-12 11:15 - TP1640 (Britwell Hill)

FB Number: S1892   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Yet another roadside trig with good access.

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Good condition 2016-11-12 11:00 - TP5194 (Nuffield)

FB Number: S4909   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First trig of the day and pouring with rain. Roadside pillar not visible from the road even in November so accessed by the PROW opposite the church. Some sort of walking event on the go at the time of my visit.

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Good condition 2016-11-10 13:45 - TP0246 (Heathcote Farm)

FB Number: S4802   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Handy parking spot just south east of the pillar. First of many roadside trigs this weekend.

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Good condition 2016-11-07 14:00 - TP6337 (Templeborough)

FB Number: S4156   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Unfortunately I didn't refer to this site before attempting this one but by chance had some success. Parked on the closed road to the east (now a path) and over the bridge. Following the Palisade fencing to the west I found a gap in the fence just short of the container depot. Try as I might I couldn't squeeze through and gave up, fortunately on the way back to the car I spied a second gap with two loose staves which I got through quite easily. After a struggle through the tree plantation containing lots of Hawthorn managed to locate the pillar which was in a good condition. I guess that this will become more difficult as the plantation matures.

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Slightly damaged 2016-11-07 13:00 - TP2377 (Conduit)

FB Number: S1845   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Made my way up along the decent all-weather footpath from the south east than along the field boundary for the last 30 metres or so. Handy parking at the nearby Coop. Slight damage on one corner probably caused during hedge trimming.

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Damaged 2016-11-05 08:45 - TP0913 (Astey Wood)

FB Number: S6839   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Handy parking opposite the pillar. Seems to have developed a white coat since the last photo taken.

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Slightly damaged 2016-11-05 08:30 - TP3093 (Eyreswood Farm)

FB Number: S6838   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Average Roadside trig.

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Good condition 2016-11-02 14:45 - TP0676 (Kellie Law)

FB Number: S1611   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked with the permissio of the parmer at the end of the track to the east. Straightforward walk to the pillar and no cattle. Good views of the East Neuk and south over the Forth.

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Good condition 2016-11-02 13:45 - TP2303 (Coalyard Hill)

FB Number: S3151   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Along the coastal path from St Monans then across the line of the old railway. stubble on one side of the pillar made the going easier. Decent views.

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Good condition 2016-11-02 12:30 - TP4215 (Kincraig Hill)

FB Number: S3161   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from Earlsferry. I think that this may be the first pillar I've accessed via a beach. Great views over the Forth to familiar landmarks.

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Good condition 2016-10-05 14:15 - TP2313 (Cocklaw Hill)

FB Number: S7143   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Surprised to find a stone pillar at this location. Took the footpath up from Old Branxton to a point north east of the pillar which gave a good crossing point over the Ogle Burn, then straight up the slope. No cattle encountered and most of the gate were open. Nice clear day giving long views.

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Good condition 2016-10-05 13:00 - TP3501 (Greenside Hill)

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

Parked in the lay-by due north of the pillar, Through the adjacent gate then straight up the slope. Fortunately no cattle and the gates all lined up so no detours. Fine clear day so the views were as good as they could be.

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Good condition 2016-10-04 13:00 - TP0672 (Ben Cleugh)

FB Number: S1605   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Started and finished in Tillicoultry. The bottom of the glen path was still closed since a rockfall last December which was a shame, but workmen were on site undertaking repairs and the diversion was decent. Very steep to start with but worth it as the views were decent as was the weather.

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Good condition 2016-09-18 17:15 - TP3815 (Higham Dykes)

FB Number: S3710   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I took the opportunity of visiting as the field to the north had recently been harvested. I parked on the lane down from the pub and then straight across the field to the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-09-17 15:20 - TP4024 (Horsenden Hill)

FB Number: S3940   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

20 minute or so walk from the One Tree Hill pillar, easy to find at the edge of Sudbury Golf Course, limited views.

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Good condition 2016-09-17 15:00 - TP5231 (One Tree Hill Recreation Ground)

FB Number: S3388   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Made my way up from Alperton Station, clean and tidy park with a view of Wembley Stadium from the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-09-11 13:30 - TP7081 (Wreighill Pike)

FB Number: S8035   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached using the PROW from the east and managing to avoid the a field full of cattle.

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Good condition 2016-09-11 12:30 - TP6321 (Target Plantation)

FB Number: S3547   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant walk up the bridleway from Thropton. Heather clad summit with decent 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2016-09-11 11:50 - TP3810 (High Trewhitt)

FB Number: S3548   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar on a plinth. The flush plate faces the road tight up against an improvised fence.

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Good condition 2016-09-11 11:40 - TP1790 (Burradon Mains)

FB Number: S7920   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Nearly roadside pillar with limited views and awkward parking.

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Good condition 2016-09-11 10:15 - TP2818 (Dour Hill)

FB Number: S7697   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the end of the forest road on the A68 and took the surfaced track to a point west of the pillar then up the steep bank. Managed to keep dry despite early morning rain. Impressive views at the summit and on the route up. Surprising that this is the first logged visit since 2008 considering it's location.

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Good condition 2016-09-04 15:00 - TP1082 (Batey Catreen)

FB Number: S6636   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice easy roadside trig to finish the day. Next to gated road.

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Good condition 2016-09-04 14:30 - TP1384 (Birk Hill)

FB Number: S6624   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked at the end of the forest track and followed the PROW north to a fire break then east to the pillar which was relatively easy to find next to a stone wall and deer fence which would make access from the east difficult. The tracks were rather wet due to an earlier downpour. Unsurprisingly there are no views.

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Good condition 2016-09-04 13:45 - TP6763 (Watch Crags)

FB Number: S6615   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Managed to park near to the end of the public road on the line of the PROW then up the private road to the farmhouse. From here though the gate and followed the fence line to the pillar. Hill overgrown with heather and bracken, decent views.

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Good condition 2016-09-04 13:00 - TP2952 (Ealingham Rigg)

FB Number: S6638   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from the dead end road to the south.

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Good condition 2016-08-29 13:00 - TP4326 (Lamb Hill)

FB Number: S7989   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from Cocklawfoot, pillar #3 on a King's Seat - Windy Gyle - Lamb Hill and return trip. Great weather and views all of the way.

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Good condition 2016-08-29 11:30 - TP6988 (Windy Gyle)

FB Number: S7999   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Up from Cocklawfoot, pillar #2 on a King's Seat - Windy Gyle - Lamb Hill and return trip. Great weather and views all of the way.

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Good condition 2016-08-29 10:45 - TP4224 (Kings Seat)

FB Number: S7997   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from Cocklawfoot, pillar #1 on a King's Seat - Windy Gyle - Lamb Hill and return trip. Great weather and views all of the way

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Good condition 2016-08-27 16:30 - TP4044 (Hownam Law)

FB Number: S7376   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

As the bridge over the Kale Water west of Howgate was closed to vehicles it meant that there was handy parking just north of the bridge. Followed the track up from Howgate negotiating fields full of cattle and numerous electric fences. Terrific views of the Lammermuir and Morrfoot Hills north over the Merse and south to the border. Perfect weather.

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Good condition 2016-08-21 17:30 - TP2535 (Craik Moor)

FB Number: S7660   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Plenty of parking at Hownam, unfortunately we had to take a long detour as the bridge at Howgate was closed for repair. Decent tracks all of the way to the pillar and good views. The storm clouds that followed us from the west passed by to the south which was a bit of luck. Think perhaps that the route from the Calroust road to the east might be easier.

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Good condition 2016-08-18 17:00 - TP3914 (Hill of Westerhouse)

FB Number: S3586   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the minor road up past Under Thorn to the end where there is space for a couple of cars then followed the track up to the met mast before taking a direct route to the pillar. BIG mistake due to tussocks / hags / ditches and seemed to take an age despite having the wind turbine to aim for. Took the longer but recommended route back using the turbine roadways to the met mast. Pillar located between turbines #15 and 16. Decent views despite being in the centre of an ever growing wind farm.

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Good condition 2016-08-18 16:30 - TP5862 (Seat Hill)

FB Number: S2663   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

New parking area and track through the wood to the east then over the fence to the trig. Really hot evening and decent views to the west

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Good condition 2016-08-14 14:30 - TP3603 (Harbottle)

FB Number: S8066   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Relatively easy route up from the information board to the south passing close to an abandoned stone cottage. Hill full of heather.

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Damaged 2016-08-14 13:00 - TP4418 (Linbrig)

FB Number: S8058   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Stiff climb using the track from the minor road to the south east. The condition of the pillar appears to be as previously posted.

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Good condition 2016-08-14 11:30 - TP6441 (Thirl Moor)

FB Number: S7429   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked by the sheep pen on the highest point on the road to the west than a tramp across to the pillar. Best views of the day including home pillar on the Eildon Hills. As with most of the pillars today I could make out Cross Fell way over to the south west.

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Good condition 2016-08-14 10:45 - TP5680 (Ridlees Cairn)

FB Number: S7427   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Thankfully relatively close to the road. Having been on the range for a couple of hours I had still not seen another soul.

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Good condition 2016-08-14 10:00 - TP2409 (Corby Pike)

FB Number: S7922   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Overnight rain combined with knee-high vegetation meant that I ended up getting soaked and having to cope with saturated boots for the rest of the day. Parked by the observation hut at Cocklaw Green and followed the PROW east then forestry road. Stick to the northern most track and eventually you'll come to a footpath post. Follow this via a tree break to the northern edge of the plantation then 500 m or so wet tussocky slog to the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-08-14 09:15 - TP1588 (Branshaw)

FB Number: S7428   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First pillar of the day and the start of a quick dash around the Redesdale and Otterburn ranges. Can be driven but decided on a walk from the junction to south west.

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Good condition 2016-08-13 18:00 - TP6374 (The Curr)

FB Number: S7378   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the last passing place on the public road before Burnhead Farm and followed the Pennine Way to the saddle between Black Hag and the pillar then followed the fence line to the summit (a bit wet the last bit). Really decent views made better by great clouds.

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Good condition 2016-08-06 18:15 - TP6461 (Thornyslack)

FB Number: S5669   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Called in after a day in the south lakes. Weather just changing as I reached the pillar which was easily reached from the large passing place on the minor road to the east.

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Slightly damaged 2016-08-06 17:30 - TP1062 (Barrowfield)

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

Easy route along the ridge from the car park to the north. Fine weather and views.

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Slightly damaged 2016-08-06 16:00 - TP3536 (Gummers How)

FB Number: S5640   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Took the same route as most other visitors. Perfect weather conditions and great views.

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Good condition 2016-08-06 14:00 - TP4054 (Humphrey Head)

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

Tried at first to walk south to the head along the shoreline then north along the headland but go beaten by the tide. Better luck with plan B taking the path from the outdoor centre. Really nice views including numerous parachutists.

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Good condition 2016-08-06 11:30 - TP3752 (Heversham Head)

FB Number: S5398   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Newly installed gates on the line of the PROW either side of the wood. Great views of the estuary today.

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Good condition 2016-08-04 18:30 - TP4770 (Mendick Hill)

FB Number: S2655   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Tried to be smart and take the less steep route along the ridge from Garvald but the going proved tough with tussocky grass for most of the route. Took the more direct and steeper route back down the hill to the Roman road. Really great views from this pillar today perhaps even better than from it's higher neighbour to the south west.

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Good condition 2016-07-31 16:00 - TP3440 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S1838   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside pillar in good condition and with decent views.

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Good condition 2016-07-31 15:15 - TP1376 (Birchen Edge)

FB Number: S2154   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Called in on my way back north from the Monsal Trail. Handy free car park opposite the Robin Hood pub. Perfect evening and long views from the pillar. Crag very busy with climbers.

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Good condition 2016-07-30 19:15 - TP3627 (Haresfield Beacon)

FB Number: S5150   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Handy parking on the minor road to the north east. Perfect evening and terriffic views.

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Converted 2016-07-30 18:30 - TP2165 (Chosen Hill)

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

I didn't quite know how to log this one. I like to think that the pillar is in there somewhere so decided on converted, We drove up the track as far as we could which due to the season turned out to be the gate of a house. Very limited views in July due to trees.

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Good condition 2016-07-30 17:45 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Perfect evening and impressive views towards the south-west-north.

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Good condition 2016-07-30 17:15 - TP2694 (Cutsdean Hill)

FB Number: S1522   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Average roadside pillar. Surprisingly undamaged considering the amount and speed of the traffic.

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Good condition 2016-07-30 08:45 - TP2308 (Cobley Hill Farm)

FB Number: S5503   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I wasn't quite sure whether the barbed wire on most of the gates and fences in the area were to keep people out or cattle in. As it happens the field was empty at the time of my visit.

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Good condition 2016-07-30 08:30 - TP3956 (Hob Hill)

FB Number: S2333   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy parking area off the minor road to the west then followed the PROW to the pillar. Decent views and no cattle.

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Good condition 2016-07-23 17:30 - TP5592 (Ravensworth Fell)

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

I've always seem to have been in a hurry when passing on the M6 so this time took advantage of the spare hour to visit. Parked on the line of the Roman road to the south then cross country from south of the green shed. Dry today with good views.

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Good condition 2016-07-23 10:30 - TP5604 (Red Bank)

FB Number: S5333   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy parking and no fences / gates / heather / mud to negotiate. Just off the footpath past Red Bank Farm. Camp site very busy. Good estuary views.

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Good condition 2016-07-23 09:30 - TP6761 (Warton Crag)

FB Number: S5335   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From the quarry car park skirted the eastern edge of the quarry face which was steep in places. Watch out of the polished rocks on the path as I guess they could be treacherous in wet weather. Very overgrown so no views from the pillar but there are a couple of good vantage points near to the summit. Some footpath signs wouldn't go amiss.

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Good condition 2016-07-23 08:30 - TP0889 (Arnside Knott)

FB Number: S5406   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from the NT car park. I have been wanting to visit this hill for some time and wasn't disappointed. Great views over the estuary on the way up but views from the pillar limited.

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Damaged 2016-07-21 17:30 - TP1430 (Black Mount)

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

Took the track from the north west then straight up the very steep slope. Decided to take the gentler anticlockwise horseshoe back to the end of the track. Worth the effort in +20 degrees heat for the terrific views. Unfortunately the pillar looks like a half-eaten apple but is still standing and felt pretty secure.

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Good condition 2016-07-20 17:30 - TP1510 (Blyth Muir)

FB Number: S3136   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from Blyth Bridge along the marked path then NNW along the edge of the plantation. Decent all-round views.

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Good condition 2016-07-16 18:00 - TP2858 (Drumhendry)

FB Number: S5751   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in a forestry access on the minor road south east of the pillar and made my way through the wood in knee- high grass to the trig. Although dry today I guess this route would be boggy at most times of the year. Views to the west and north. Googled the former RAF / USAF Edzell Airfield in the adjacent field which has an interesting history.

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Slightly damaged 2016-07-16 16:30 - TP4230 (Kingshill)

FB Number: S5465   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Managed to park in the remnants of the forestry car park at Gairnlea (removed by the next-door by-pass works) and followed the track north then branched east to the pillar. Condition as previously reported. For those in a hurry a quicker route would be from the Fifeshill farm track to the south. Nice walk through the wood which I guess will be different once the noise of the by-pass traffic starts. Progress on the roadworks must be slow as they were still working flat-out on a Saturday when I left at the back of 5:00.

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Good condition 2016-07-16 15:15 - TP0666 (Brimmond)

FB Number: S1585   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from the car park to the south west. Decent track and managed to dodge a couple of downpours. Decent 360 views.

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Good condition 2016-07-16 14:30 - TP6644 (Tyrebagger)

FB Number: S5265   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from the Mountjoy car park (P&D suspended due to the construction works at the nearby by-pass) and followed the white route clockwise to the pillar. Started to rain just as I reached the trig after a lovely morning. Views from the nearby tower.

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Good condition 2016-07-10 16:30 - TP3034 (Eildon Mid Hill)

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

I noticed some weeks ago from the garden that the pillar had received a new white coat but this was our first visit since the transformation. I must say that the caretaker has done a terrific job and managed to keep the metalwork free of paint. As always beautiful all-round views.

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Good condition 2016-07-03 17:00 - TP3386 (Gleniffer Braes)

FB Number: S3938   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked by the electric substation to the south east and followed the track to the pillar. Uninspiring place not helped by the poor weather and frequented by armies of dog walkers iF the amount of discarded small black plastic bags is anything to go by.

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Slightly damaged 2016-07-03 16:45 - TP4398 (Leitchlands)

FB Number: S3665   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Buried deeply in brambles so much so that I struggled to spot it from a couple of metres away.

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Good condition 2016-07-03 12:45 - TP4187 (Kilchatton Hill)

FB Number: S8319   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Steep and wet climb through the bracken from Kilchatton Bay. Decent 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2016-07-03 11:45 - TP5742 (Rothesay Golf Course)

FB Number: S8527   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Threatening skies all around but the rain stayed off long enough for the visit. Short stroll up the track to the west and across a fairway. Not many souls on the course probably due to the weather.

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Moved 2016-07-02 12:00 - TP6089 (Soutra Hill)

FB Number: S3064   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

After a bit of digging around I found that the pillar had been saved and is now standing next to the weighbridge at the end of the quarry access road. The location is in a busy part of the quarry and access is difficult. Without chancing your arm at the office (or having a site contact) the only hope is a distant view over the site offices from the quarry boundary fence to the east. Pillar shows signs of damage probably caused during the move.

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Good condition 2016-06-26 13:15 - TP6489 (Tinnis Hill)

FB Number: 10252   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by the cattle grid on the Newcastleton - Langholm road to the north followed by a hard, wet trudge to the pillar through bog, hidden drainage ditches and tufted grass and a steep climb so not surprising perhaps that it hasn't been logged for 4 years even though it's relatively close to the road. Third of a three pillar walk also taking in Cooms Fell and Roan Fell. Decent views and pillar appears unchanged since the last description.

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Good condition 2016-06-26 11:00 - TP5700 (Roan Fell)

FB Number: S7990   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked by the cattle grid on the Newcastleton - Langholm road to the south followed by a hard, wet trudge to the pillar through bog, hags and tufted grass via Loch Knowe and Black Edge. Second of a three pillar walk also taking in Cooms Fell and Tinnis Hill.

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Slightly damaged 2016-06-26 10:00 - TP2395 (Cooms Fell)

FB Number: 10231   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked by the cattle grid on the Newcastleton - Langholm road to the south followed by a hard, wet trudge to the pillar through bog, hags and tufted grass via Loch Knowe and Black Edge. First of a three pillar walk also taking in Roan Fell and Tinnis Hill.

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Good condition 2016-06-21 16:45 - TP1055 (Barrel Law)

FB Number: S7569   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Made my way to the pillar from Todrig. Good grass tracks all of the way and no fencing to negotiate. Really decent 360 degree views considering the hill is less than 400 metres.

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Good condition 2016-06-19 11:30 - TP3688 (Haypark)

FB Number: S7880   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Called in from the A1 on my way home from a weekend away. Followed the bridlepath from the north west straight to the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-06-18 19:00 - TP1543 (Bow Brickhill)

FB Number: S7203   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed the path from below the church. Pillar buried in rhododendron close to the Woburn golf course. Location made easier with the GPS.

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Good condition 2016-06-18 18:30 - TP5511 (Potsgrove)

FB Number: S7202   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On our way back from a day rail trip to Brighton via Luton. Pillar buried in a hedge and can't be seen at all from the road this time of year so carefully negotiated the field boundary to the trig.

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Good condition 2016-06-18 18:10 - TP0379 (Dunstable Down)

FB Number: 2951   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Loads of scouts around as there was an event on in the next door field. Roadside pillar in good condition.

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Good condition 2016-06-11 16:00 - TP1725 (Bruxie Hill)

FB Number: S5777   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tarmac path up from Ferniebrae Farm. Cattle including bull at far end of field so felt as bit easier about making the trip despite the 'Warning Bull' notices. The mist and drizzle returned meaning no views.

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Good condition 2016-06-11 13:15 - TP5084 (Neuk)

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

Field contained crop but plenty of room at the field edge. Although only a few metres from the road managed to get soaked. Limited views

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Good condition 2016-06-11 12:30 - TP2695 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: S5820   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parking at the forestry track entrance to the east and decent tracks except for the last 100 metres or so.

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Good condition 2016-06-11 12:00 - TP4247 (Kircram)

FB Number: S6009   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked immediately east and a short walk over the heather. Two deer fences to negotiate a few metres from the pillar but the trig can been seen clearly by those not inclined to climb. Limited views due to mist and drizzle.

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Good condition 2016-06-11 10:15 - TP2528 (Craigowl)

FB Number: S1609   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tarmac path up from Coldstream Farm. Fields full of cattle and a little unnerving with dozens of eyes following my progress. Unfortunately yet another weekend of mist and drizzle meant no views from the summit.

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Damaged 2016-06-09 18:00 - TP4946 (Mount Maw)

FB Number: S2654   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Managed to park by the cattle grid on the minor road 500 metres or so south of Badinsgill Farm then followed the path east over the burn to the Drove road and south to the first gate. Followed the wall north via Faw Mount for a relatively easy, fence free ascent to the pillar. Great views despite the haze, 22 degrees at 6pm. Hills full of Duke of Edinburghererers.

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Good condition 2016-06-07 17:15 - TP6619 (Turnhouse)

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

Parked at the northern gate to the Cammo Country Park and took the right hand path. Eventually came to the park boundary wall and found a collapsed section just east of the pillar and up the slope. Sunny June evening at 5.30 and the course was deserted, just the noise of aircraft taking off from the next door airport for company.

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Good condition 2016-06-06 17:00 - TP4370 (Law Hill)

FB Number: S3238   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the same route as previous visitors via the tree covered Knoll and over the fence to the pillar. Great spot and fine views.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 17:30 - TP6756 (Warsett Hill)

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

14th and last pillar of the day. Parked in the golf course car park and followed the track to the pillar. No cattle around fortunately. We could just make out the sea below despite being close due to the mist that had followed us all day. Shame as I guess the views would have been good from here.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 17:00 - TP0129 (Potato Hill)

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

Hiding behind a roadside hedge. Great condition but views restricted due to mist which hung around all day.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 17:00 - TP2961 (Easington)

FB Number: 2949   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Along the PRoW and a short walk into the field which fortunately appeared to be the only one around without cows and calves. I could have been wrong however as the visibility was down to 100 metres or so due to the mist.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 16:30 - TP3944 (Hinderwell Beacon)

FB Number: S4274   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the turning head at Port Mulgrave and followed the marked track up through the crops. Overgrown around the pillar but still in decent condition. The mist lifted enough to give limited coastal views.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 15:45 - TP4089 (Hutton Mulgrave Moor)

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

Parked as previous visitors and braved the Whitby road (not for the fainthearted). Pillar in decent condition but no views. 500th logged pillar.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 15:15 - TP0130 (Ravenscar)

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

Another easily found pillar in decent condition. Saw a bit about this place on the TV recently and made a detour to the once-planned holiday resort nearby.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 15:00 - TP2243 (Cloughton)

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

Dashed along tramlines like some manic Pac-man to get this one, don't know what the constant stream of motorists on the nearby A171 thought. Pillar still in decent condition and nice to see one of these mid-field pillars still standing.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 14:30 - TP1697 (Brow Top)

FB Number: S4387   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Made our way up from the car park to the south. Mist lifted slightly but views still very limited.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 14:00 - TP6017 (Sleights Moor)

FB Number: S4395   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Although only a short walk from the minor road we needed the GPS for this one as due to the mist the visibility was down to 20 metres at times, also needed it to find our way back to the car. No views unfortunately.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 11:45 - TP3365 (Glaisdale Rigg)

FB Number: S4386   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar, no views unfortunately.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 11:30 - TP0004 (Danby Beacon)

FB Number: S4255   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Roadside pillar which I guess would give decent views on most days. Thick mist which lingered most of the day meant views were down to 100 metres or so.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 11:00 - TP4557 (Low House Farm)

FB Number: S4256   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third pillar of the day and the first that didn't involve getting soaking wet. As logged previously pillar and surrounds in excellent condition, shame the view was only down to 100 metres or so.

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Unreachable but visible 2016-06-04 10:30 - TP5196 (Nunthorpe Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Second of the day and another soaking. I should have done some research on this one first I think.Walked the fence perimeter and saw no damaged sections on what must be one of the best reservoir security fences. Just managed to make out the pillar through the mist despite being only a few metres away.

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Good condition 2016-06-04 10:00 - TP5104 (Newby)

FB Number: S4394   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First of the day, mist, drizzle and knee-high grass meant that I got back to the garden centre car park soaking wet and never dried out again all day.

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Good condition 2016-06-02 18:00 - TP6092 (Spartleton)

FB Number: S7141   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I had been eyeing this one for a while and proved easier than I thought. Followed the Herring road from the minor road west of the hill then the stone track (not shown on my Landranger) to the pillar. Impressive views spoiled slightly by the sea of turbines soon to be joined by a new wind farm around the Wester Dod pillar. Pillar in great condition and appears to have received a new white coat by an anonymous visitor since the last log. Well done.

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Slightly damaged 2016-05-28 13:00 - TP2805 (Dollar Law)

FB Number: S9829   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Visited on a circular walk from Manorhead taking in Greenside Law, Water Head, Notman Law & Fifescar Knowe. Perfect weather giving great all-round views. The condition of the pillar appears to be as previously reported.

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Good condition 2016-05-25 17:45 - TP5241 (Orrock Hill)

FB Number: S3146   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by the mast access road to the south then up the track past Hatton and Orrock Farm. Met with a farmer on the way and no access problems. Followed the easily identifiable zigzag track to the summit. Quarry not working at the time of the visit and the pillar is still far enough away from the face to present any safety issues but need to watch out for blasting. Pillar in decent condition with good all-round views.

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Slightly damaged 2016-05-24 18:30 - TP6645 (Tyrie Farm)

FB Number: S4219   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked on the bend just past Broadleys Farm and negotiated the narrow field boundary north then east to the pillar still buried in shrubbery.

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Good condition 2016-05-24 17:30 - TP2202 (Clatto Hill)

FB Number: S3162   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk up the track from the west. No views from the pillar unfortunately but decent on the way up and down.

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Good condition 2016-05-22 17:00 - TP4806 (Middle Walkinshaw)

FB Number: S9986   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

A rather sad location unless you are into aircraft, but on the up-side no cattle around so easily found from the metal gate to the north. Located at the base of an embankment possibly an old railway / tramway.

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Good condition 2016-05-22 15:30 - TP6396 (The Knock)

FB Number: S4812   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Struggled to park at at the roadside and followed the path from the north west. Very wet in places even on a hot day at the end of May. Worth the effort for the views including an escorted sub returning to base.

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Good condition 2016-05-22 13:30 - TP1016 (Barbay Hill)

FB Number: S4807   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very busy pillar with great views helped by fine weather.

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Good condition 2016-05-22 11:00 - TP2530 (Craigs Top)

FB Number: S5013   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Near to the road and well signposted. Decent views to the north.

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Good condition 2016-05-21 15:00 - TP5376 (Peniel Heugh)

FB Number: S7471   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit for photos. Great border views.

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Good condition 2016-05-21 14:00 - TP5432 (Philip Law)

FB Number: S7919   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Made my way up on the track from Brundeanlaws as previous visitors. Fine weather and great 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2016-05-20 17:45 - TP3907 (Hill Of Tarvit)

FB Number: S4789   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Originally didn't plan to visit this one but as the forecast was completely wrong I thought I'd give it a go and glad I did. Parked in the NT car park (2) all day and followed the steep path to the summit. The steep grass track might be a bit dodgy in wet weather. Great weather meant good 360 views.

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Good condition 2016-05-20 17:00 - TP0996 (Ballomill)

FB Number: S4775   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked as other visitors at the level crossing and had a pleasant stroll along the track to the pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2016-05-19 18:00 - TP3178 (Firpark Wood)

FB Number: S5585   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Decent well used footpath all of the way from the forest track to the north west. Still slowly crumbling away.

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Slightly damaged 2016-05-14 12:15 - TP6192 (Stock Hill)

FB Number: S1512   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at the locked gate on the minor road to the west and then along the track to the pillar, condition as previous logs, obviously been hit by a tractor at some stage.

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Good condition 2016-05-13 13:00 - TP1448 (Blackhope Scar)

FB Number: 10243   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

After reading other logs took a longer but better route I think. Starting and finishing at the end of the Blackhope Farm track followed the track to the first barn and turned right and followed the path up the narrow valley to the county boundary fence. Followed this fence all the way to the pillar via Mauldslie Hill and The Kipps. After reaching the pillar followed the fence eastwards then north east back to the car via the Yoke. Relatively easy going with quad tracks most of the way and great views over the Forth and Pentlands.

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Good condition 2016-05-08 14:30 - TP5606 (Red Hall Farm)

FB Number: S4382   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Diverted onto the A19 due to the A1 being closed so picked this one up. A nice change to get a roadside pillar on a quiet road.

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Good condition 2016-05-07 14:45 - TP6930 (Wibben Hill)

FB Number: S4186   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Trig #3 on the High Peak & Tissington trail ride. Handy footpath and great location on a tree-topped hillock.

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Good condition 2016-05-07 11:30 - TP5317 (Parsley Hay Farm)

FB Number: S4145   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Trig #2 on the High Peak & Tissington trail ride. Close to the Parsley Hay station. Frisky cattle on footpath so took the long-way-around via the main road. Decent views.

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Good condition 2016-05-07 09:00 - TP3602 (Harborough Rocks)

FB Number: S4140   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trig #1 on the High Peak & Tissington trail ride. Close to the former High Peak line and reached by a public footpath. Great scenery and interesting limestone formations.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 17:00 - TP6200 (Stoke Hall)

FB Number: S2728   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked as previous visitors and followed the PROW. My Landranger shows the pillar outside of the plantation but it is well within the trees. Well used path up to the pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2016-05-06 16:45 - TP7056 (Woodside)

FB Number: S2727   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked at the end of the private road and walked although I guess I could have driven to the pillar as the road appears to be shared by a number of properties. Fortunately the field was devoid of cattle. Typical lush Cheshire countryside, great.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 16:30 - TP1883 (Calveley)

FB Number: S2724   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the nearby gate, buried deep within the hedge and hard to spot from the road.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 15:00 - TP3439 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S3498   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar #4 of a trip down memory lane. Seems to have received a fresh coat of paint since the last visitor and had to check that it wasn't still wet.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 14:45 - TP6474 (Thurstaston Common)

FB Number: S3497   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar #3 of a trip down memory lane. Parked as others in the close by car park. Decent views along the Wirral coast and over to North Wales.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 14:15 - TP1636 (Brimstage)

FB Number: S3775   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar #2 of a trip down memory lane. Easy to find just off the PROW. Nice area but limited views.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 13:30 - TP3723 (Helsby Hill)

FB Number: S3499   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Passed this hill many times over the years. Pillar #1 of a trip down memory lane. Knocked a point off for the green paint. Didn't see the garage door painted in the same colour.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 12:30 - TP1809 (Burtonwood)

FB Number: S3477   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Typical roadside trig on busy road.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 12:00 - TP0825 (Alma Field)

FB Number: S3515   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

At the edge of the car park of the country park.

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Good condition 2016-05-06 10:45 - TP4837 (Millrigg Moor)

FB Number: S5516   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just off the M6, handy parking by the quarry and followed the footpath to the pillar. Decent day / views.

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Good condition 2016-04-30 14:15 - TP2913 (Dundraw)

FB Number: S6825   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A real roadside pillar in remarkably good condition considering it's location on a bend. Still leaning slightly eastwards.

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Good condition 2016-04-30 14:00 - TP6866 (Whin Bank)

FB Number: S5770   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Positioned high up on a bank (could be in Devon) protected by new stock fencing and gorse. Had to walk along the road and through the field then retrace my steps and do the same in the next field. Luckily both fields empty.

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Slightly damaged 2016-04-30 13:30 - TP3806 (High Scales)

FB Number: S6942   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Not quite the roadside trig that the Landranger would have you believe but easy enough to find this time of year. Looks like a little recent damage to the top of the pillar above the flush plate, probably caused by hedge cutting.

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Good condition 2016-04-30 13:15 - TP6858 (Wharrels Hill)

FB Number: S5709   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the lay-by opposite but could I think driven up to the gates of the compound. A convenient break in the barbed wire to the right of the compound gates leading to the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-04-30 13:00 - TP6304 (Tallentire Hill)

FB Number: S5743   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As with previous visitors parked at the end of the track to the west and a easy walk up a decent track. Field empty which was another bonus. Really good views again, another 7.

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Good condition 2016-04-30 12:00 - TP4421 (Ling Fell)

FB Number: S5771   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Took the direct route up rather than the more circuitous track, steep in places and a little tricky on the way down. As with all the other hills today blessed with great views.

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Good condition 2016-04-30 10:45 - TP0690 (Binsey)

FB Number: S5707   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Busy hill today shared with a dozen or so other walkers. Decent track to the summit and great views over snow-topped peaks particularly to the south.

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Good condition 2016-04-30 10:00 - TP1056 (Barren Fell)

FB Number: S6951   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Same parking / route as other visitors. Planned on doing some of the higher peaks today but lots of snow above 500 metres so stuck to the lower hills. Good start.

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Good condition 2016-04-23 18:00 - TP3247 (Fourlaws Hill)

FB Number: S6629   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second attempt at this one, last time spent an unhappy 45 minutes thrashing around the plantation despite trying to head for the highest part. This time with the aid of my phone and the Viewranger app managed to find it although as with the other visitors was right on top of it when I saw it. Came in from the track to the north but can only see the pillar clearly from its western (flush plate) side.

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Good condition 2016-04-23 17:15 - TP6998 (Winnowshill Common)

FB Number: S6497   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Still a bit of a scramble from the road to the west. Surprised the trees had been felled as long ago as 2014/15, area full of deer.

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Good condition 2016-04-23 16:43 - TP4051 (Humber Hill)

FB Number: S4076   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk up the PROW. Managed to park at the gate and used the new stile for access. Pillar on the edge of an old partially infilled quarry with it's foundations partly exposed. Despite this the pillar is still vertical with decent views.

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Good condition 2016-04-23 16:30 - TP3432 (Grange Farm)

FB Number: S4104   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

At the roadside tucked away behind a dry stone wall. As with other visitors came in from the gate keeping close to the wall to avoid crops.

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Good condition 2016-04-23 15:30 - TP3040 (Eldon Hall Farm)

FB Number: S4345   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

PROW now diverted (by the farmer) up the track to the farm. Field around the pillar devoid of horses. Followed by another visit to the nearby Shildon Locomotion.

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Good condition 2016-04-23 15:00 - TP6560 (Toy Top)

FB Number: S4346   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the gate and wandered up through the woods, I thought perhaps some old camp site until I read the previous logs as the only thing left standing was the toilet block and a few old picnic benches, slightly eerie. Pillar located just inside the tree line.

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Good condition 2016-04-22 14:30 - TP3801 (High Pike)

FB Number: S6945   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Saved the best until last today. Plenty of parking at Nether Row then the track / path past the old mines in glorious sunshine and dry ground, perfect. Met a group of 50 somethings resting at the summit on their annual boys weekend, the only people I met all day. Great 360 views.

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Good condition 2016-04-22 13:00 - TP6745 (Warnell Fell)

FB Number: S7022   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking at the end of the farm track then up the PROW to the mast then over the gate to the pillar. Another empty field. Decent views.

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Good condition 2016-04-22 12:45 - TP4087 (Hutton Bank)

FB Number: S6994   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

PROW from the to the south then a hop over a gate to the pillar. Could imagine that this area could get pretty wet on another day but fell lucky with the weather today. Decent views.

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Good condition 2016-04-22 12:15 - TP3753 (Hewer Hill Quarry)

FB Number: S7000   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

At the edge of an old quarry in a local conservation area. As the gate was open rather than following the PROW took the track through the quarry, another gate led to the field containing the pillar. Again dry underfoot today so kept dry all day. Decent views.

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Good condition 2016-04-22 12:00 - TP4042 (How Hill)

FB Number: S6996   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quick hop over the gate and up the track to the pillar. As with all the other pillars visited today great views helped by terrific weather, didn't even need boots as fields dry.

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Good condition 2016-04-22 11:44 - TP3514 (Greystoke Park)

FB Number: S6953   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Didn't know about the car park so stopped on the verge by the roadside gate. Warning notices about possible racing but nobody around today. Track up to the quarry then around it's southern side to the pillar. Views becoming limited as the trees grow. Followed track to the north of the quarry for an easier return.

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Good condition 2016-04-22 11:00 - TP3207 (Flusco Pike)

FB Number: S6481   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy start for the first pillar of the day. Made the short trip from the A66 fields empty and gates open into the field. Quite a contrast as you reach the pillar with the landfill to the north, still no smell today and the weather glorious. Views to the snow-topped peaks of the lakes and Cross Fell.

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Good condition 2016-04-20 19:00 - TP2853 (Drumain)

FB Number: S3149   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the track up from the reservoir car park then diagonally across the open ground to the pillar. Hot day and conditions dry but guess this approach could get tricky if wet. Really good views to the south. As with the East Lomond trig this one is curiously located. Two conifers standing guard either side.

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Good condition 2016-04-20 18:15 - TP2680 (Cult Hill)

FB Number: S3208   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As with other visitors I was really impressed with the view from this little hill which is the equal to its higher neighbours at Knock Hill and Dumglow. No cattle or sheep present so all of the gates were open from the main road and the fields have dried completely in the 6 days since the last visitor..

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Good condition 2016-04-20 17:00 - TP3322 (Gartenkeir)

FB Number: S3600   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Accessed as previous visitors. Really warm day and recent dry weather made the going easy as I guess that this place gets rather damp. Nice location just on the edge of the tree belt with views east.

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Good condition 2016-04-19 17:30 - TP2884 (Dumglow)

FB Number: S3678   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the forest track at the hairpin on the minor road to the east. A new sign for Loch Glow and Dumglow at this point was the last I saw until I was on my way down. Unfortunately I took the track to the north of the hill which eventually led to a near vertical bank to the summit. On the way down set off east and soon came across a notice on a fence saying that there was to be a new sign at that point. Followed the eastern track back which was much easier. Great 360 views particularly south to the Pentlands, Lammermuirs and Moorfoots. Plaque to the old shepherd now on the cairn.

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Good condition 2016-04-10 16:45 - TP2008 (Carrot Hill)

FB Number: 11118   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last and best of the day. Followed the well-worn path from the view point car park.

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Unreachable but visible 2016-04-10 16:15 - TP6812 (West Hills)

FB Number: S1610   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

I think I was a couple of days late for this one. Freshly sown crop and a recent downpour meant that rather than p###ing off the farmer I thought I'd settle from the view from the verge which due to the lack of vegetation meant nearly all of the pillar.


Good condition 2016-04-10 16:00 - TP1856 (Cairnconon Hill)

FB Number: S4484   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked as previous visitors, cattle still there.

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Good condition 2016-04-10 15:45 - TP4969 (Muirheads Resr)

FB Number: S4596   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Pillar very close to the western boundary fence of the reservoir compound, close enough to easily read the flush plate and close enough to claim a bag.

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Slightly damaged 2016-04-10 12:30 - TP4617 (Maisondieu)

FB Number: S5904   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Took the road to the west of the school at parked at the end of the road 30 metres or so from the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-04-10 11:45 - TP6425 (The Roundie)

FB Number: S4729   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Found as previous visitors. Happy to say that there was no sign of any of the rubbish reported previously. Limited views.

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Slightly damaged 2016-04-01 12:00 - TP4912 (Moor Yeat)

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

Unremarkable pillar a little way into the field.

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Slightly damaged 2016-03-31 18:00 - TP4241 (Kinnoull Hill)

FB Number: S5917   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Decent tracks from the car park east of the monastery. Great views south if you walk the 50 metres or so to the cliff top.

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Good condition 2016-03-31 17:00 - TP4881 (Moncreiffe Hill)

FB Number: S5924   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Decent tracks up from the Earn car park but as the tracks are not as marked on the Landranger maps could have done with more information boards. Very popular with dog walkers and witnessed one individual bagging the mess and then deliberately dropping the bag. Idiot. Pillar in a great location only slightly spoiled by traffic noise from the M90 below.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 18:00 - TP6530 (Tor of Craigoch)

FB Number: S8189   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I ran out of time so this was the last pillar of the day. Parked at the car park on the minor road to the south west. The field was very churned up by frisky bullocks who gave me a hard time but the weather held out leading to decent views.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 17:30 - TP1854 (Cairnbowie Hill)

FB Number: S8188   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nobody in at the nearby house so parked near to the bins and through the gate to the summit. Again my luck was in as the field was empty (bull in next field) and the weather was glorious giving great views. Next stop was Corsewall Point lighthouse which is well worth a visit.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 17:00 - TP4288 (Knocknain)

FB Number: S8190   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short walk up from the road and managed to avoid yet another shower. Good views towards the sea to the west.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 16:00 - TP1852 (Cairn Pat)

FB Number: S1816   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Decent track from the Stranraer - Port Patrick road almost to the summit. Terrific weather with only the occasional shower which we managed to avoid all day. Decent 360 views. Horizontal crack about 1/4 of the way up extending all the way around the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 15:15 - TP3320 (Garrochtrie)

FB Number: S8198   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on the minor road close to the 'standing stone' and a rather wet trek across the field.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 13:45 - TP4110 (Inshanks)

FB Number: S1812   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Signs warning of a bull loose in the area so taking no chances picked the shortest route although plenty of evidence didn't come across it. Hill inundated with gorse and very wet in places but clear at the summit and pillar has good 360 views.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 12:30 - TP2810 (Doon Hill)

FB Number: S8192   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Handy parking 100 metres from the pillar followed by a stroll along the cocrete reservoir access road. Limited views.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 10:45 - TP2686 (Cummertrees)

FB Number: S6620   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Other than a dead sheep close to the pillar the fields were empty due to electric line works. Parked in the pleasant village of Powfoot. Pillar in sparse hedgerow.

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Slightly damaged 2016-03-29 10:27 - TP6102 (Spittalridding Hill)

FB Number: S6619   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Track nice and dry at the time of the visit, views over the Solway Firth.

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Good condition 2016-03-29 10:00 - TP6764 (Watch Hill)

FB Number: S6582   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Close to the town Tesco at the edge of a wet field no lambs or irate mothers to negotiate. Unremarkable location.

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Good condition 2016-03-28 15:00 - TP3622 (Harehead Hill)

FB Number: S7527   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In the Philliphaugh area on an Easter Monday walk so thought I'd revisit this pillar. No cows this time and better weather. Great 360 views and well worth a 7.

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Good condition 2016-03-27 17:30 - TP6497 (Titlington Pike)

FB Number: S3556   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last, and best pillar of the day, followed the track to the radio mast then the quad bike track to the pillar. Decent 360 views and great weather. Perfect.

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Unreachable but visible 2016-03-27 16:30 - TP1641 (Brizlee Wood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 1/10

Inside a military compound protected by a stone wall that appears to pre-date the pillar. According to the gps I got to within 6 metres but got only slightest of views by following the wall east and looking back to the summit.

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Good condition 2016-03-27 13:45 - TP3708 (Hebron Hill)

FB Number: S3685   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the lay-by to the north of the footpath on the A1, The path is now diverted due to a new fence and crops. Pillar protected by a thick hawthorn hedge making it difficult to spot even in March,

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Good condition 2016-03-27 13:30 - TP3720 (Helm)

FB Number: S3684   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Field full of very young lambs so didn't loiter too long. OK views.

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Good condition 2016-03-27 12:15 - TP5127 (Night Fold Field)

FB Number: S3689   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Took the second (and less steep) PROW from the roundabout to the pillar beating the horses that tried to close in. Pillar undermined and leaning slightly to the north only noticeable when you look out to sea at the horizon. Decent views along the coast and nice beach, Popular with dog walkers so lots of dog mess.

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Slightly damaged 2016-03-22 18:28 - TP5635 (Rempstone Hill)

FB Number: S4886   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Another 5/10. Handy parking and stile. Pillar hard to spot from the road even in March.

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Damaged 2016-03-20 14:45 - TP3663 (Hasting Hill)

FB Number: S4093   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Quite a distinctive little hill easily identified from the Penshaw pillar. The farmer seems to be locked in a constant battle with the locals judging by the patched up barbed wire fence. Managed to get through a missing section without causing any more damage. Pillar appears to have received a coat of paint since the last log.

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Good condition 2016-03-20 14:15 - TP5394 (Penshaw Hill)

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

Visited previously during my pre-trig days and can't remember seeing it. We had the monument to ourselves last time this time busy with people making the most of a warm Spring day.

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Good condition 2016-03-20 11:30 - TP3226 (Fordoles)

FB Number: S1852   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had to approach this one along the footpath from the longer south east route due to the lack of parking at the northern end. There is a shorter way in from the new houses via the wood. Pillar in relatively good condition considering it's location in the field. Well done that farmer.

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Good condition 2016-03-20 10:45 - TP1994 (Carr)

FB Number: S1846   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Plenty of shooting going on close by with a rather tatty looking red flag just past the pillar indicating a range of some sort.

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Slightly damaged 2016-03-18 16:00 - TP5993 (Six Hills)

FB Number: S4907   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked in the field entrance at the western edge of the woodland and followed track to the pillar which is in the undergrowth just past the clearing. No views surprisingly.

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Good condition 2016-03-18 16:00 - TP6950 (Willoughby)

FB Number: S4691   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Partially buried roadside pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2016-03-18 15:45 - TP5327 (Paudy Cross Roads)

FB Number: S4611   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Although damaged and knocked it is perhaps a little surprising that this one has survived as close as it is to the road and farm entrance.

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Good condition 2016-03-18 15:15 - TP3776 (High Cademan)

FB Number: S1635   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked as previous visitors. Nice to get a view from this one as usually woodland pillars don't have one.

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Good condition 2016-03-18 13:15 - TP3777 (High Common)

FB Number: S2070   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the nearby gate only 20 metres or so from the pillar. Limited views so yet another 5/10.

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Good condition 2016-03-18 12:30 - TP5810 (Sandtoft)

FB Number: S8634   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My digital Landranger appeared to show the pillar on the road side of the ditch so took a while to find. Pushed for time so only had a cursory look for access but could see the flush plate clearly from the road with binoculars.

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Slightly damaged 2016-03-18 12:00 - TP4902 (Moor Farm)

FB Number: S5161   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Nobody about for miles, pillar leaning slightly towards the field and flush plate half buried. Can't really explain it but I somehow like the location of this one. Spotted the toppled fake pillars nearby.

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Good condition 2016-03-14 13:45 - TP6222 (Strathlene Golf Course)

FB Number: S7218   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Right next to the coastal path and engulfed by gorse. Good views along the coast and over the harbour from the nearby monument. Hard to get far enough away from the pillar to get a decent photo.

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Good condition 2016-03-14 13:15 - TP5503 (Portknockie)

FB Number: S7179   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy find located on the side of the track with views along the coast. Short of the highest point of the hill.

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Good condition 2016-03-14 12:30 - TP1699 (Browlands)

FB Number: S7214   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Right on the public path with great views along the coast. Worth a short detour to walk a section of the old railway line over the Spey. Glorious sunny 15 degree March weather.

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Good condition 2016-03-14 11:30 - TP2697 (Cutties Hillock East)

FB Number: S1810   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short 15 minute hobble from TP2696. Plenty of timber felling activity close by and signs of forwarder tracks close to the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-03-14 11:15 - TP2696 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: 11091   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked as previous visitors in the car park to the west, easy to find by following the track to the highest point then along a track some 75 metres to the north. Handy bench and information board placed to admire the views to the north.

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Good condition 2016-03-11 17:00 - TP4175 (Kessock Ord)

FB Number: S7760   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Planning a long weekend of long walks but an injured knee meant short hobbles to handy pillars. Parked about 200 metres from the pillar and followed the track straight to the trig which still took nearly 20 minutes for the return trip.

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Good condition 2016-03-06 14:15 - TP3425 (Grafton)

FB Number: S2575   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in a little parking area at the northern end of the path in the lovely village of Grafton. Nobody around until I reached the pillar where I found somebody sat on it. Nice spot.

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Slightly damaged 2016-03-06 13:30 - TP4516 (Long Bull Hill)

FB Number: S4238   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easily spotted from the A1, parked as previous visitors and walked directly across the stubble field, Someone's had a real go at the spider plate but fortunately unsuccessfully so far. The clearance work by paulxtr last summer is still evident. The coal side of Ferrybridge power station is to close at the end of this month leaving only the biomass plant so the view may change soon.

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Good condition 2016-03-06 13:15 - TP3981 (Holmfield)

FB Number: S4239   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked as previous visitors by the locked barrier. Although buried in a hedge it was a relatively easy spot in early March but I guess would be harder in the summer.

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Good condition 2016-03-06 13:00 - TP3990 (Holywell Wood)

FB Number: S4200   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Plenty of footpath notices / keep out signs / newly erected barbed wire fences / mud / a partially infilled quarry and horses on my way to this one. Fortunately no horses on the trig field and gates lying open made access easier. Pillar unchanged since last log.

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Good condition 2016-03-06 09:30 - TP2977 (East Grange)

FB Number: S4181   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not a lot to add from previous logs, pillar still there and in decent condition.

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Good condition 2016-02-28 15:00 - TP5528 (Priest Hill)

FB Number: S7995   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the Dykecroft car park. Area part of the 7 Stanes cycle routes although despite the great late February weather not many around today. Well signposted paths and although limited views from the pillar great views just west of the Iron Age settlement site. pillar still in good condition.

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Good condition 2016-02-28 13:45 - TP1497 (Blinkbonny Ht)

FB Number: S7996   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Shame the frost didn't stay in as it turned out to be a rather wet slog from the Kershope Bridge road. Decent 360 views though. Surprisingly the first log in 8 1/2 years. This border pillar still in remains in good condition.

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Good condition 2016-02-28 12:45 - TP1433 (Black Rigg)

FB Number: S6491   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the end of the Bridleway north of Roansgreen then forestry tracks all the way to the pillar. Pillar some 30 metres to the east of the highest point of the track in a tree break. No views from the pillar itself but decent views to the north from the adjacent track

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Good condition 2016-02-28 11:30 - TP1422 (Black Knors)

FB Number: S6498   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy spot now that the trees are cleared. Great 360 views including North Penines / Lakes and Solway Firth.

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Good condition 2016-02-28 11:00 - TP4013 (Hopeshead)

FB Number: S6891   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the farm road and a short walk to the pillar which is just off the road opposite a farm shed. Great views south to the north Penines, Lake District and Solway Firth.

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Good condition 2016-02-28 10:30 - TP3935 (Hilltop)

FB Number: S6616   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached along the path from the north west but had to use the adjacent field as the route of the official path was impassable due to being too wet. Parked on the old Waverley route railway bridge which gives good views of the Ridding's viaduct on the former Langholm branch. Pillar unchanged since last log.

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Good condition 2016-02-27 15:30 - TP1590 (Bransly Hill)

FB Number: S7142   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked on at the end of the marked track on the minor road to the north east. Glorious late February weather meant frozen ground and gave views of the Cheviot / Ochill's and the Angus Hills as well as the Forth. Despite the sea of turbines over the Lammermuir's a great spot.

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Good condition 2016-02-27 14:30 - TP2932 (Dunter Law)

FB Number: S6682   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Decent parking spot on the road at the end of the track at Ellemford. Followed the stoned track all of the way to the pillar which now has a new picnic table nearby. Restricted views but a peaceful place, terrific late February weather.

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Slightly damaged 2016-02-25 17:00 - TP5335 (Pearie Law)

FB Number: S2652   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

All available possible nearby parking spots taken by machinery undertaking drainage works so parked at the wind farm entrance to the north. Tree break on the road at the border signs appears overgrown, the pillar is located on the line of a 11kVa power line so may be better following this line up from the minor road to the south.

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Good condition 2016-02-20 16:00 - TP2031 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S1569   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No castle or hill, short diversion from the A1.

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Good condition 2016-02-20 13:00 - TP1578 (Bramley Moor)

FB Number: S1839   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Able to park on the wide verge of the busy road almost opposite the pillar. Handy gate nearby to view the plate.

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Slightly damaged 2016-02-20 12:45 - TP2628 (Crow Wood Farm)

FB Number: S4007   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Another roadside pillar on a ridiculously busy road. Parked blocking a farm entrance / bridleway to the west and a quick dash back to the pillar dodging the cars. Slight damage to the south west corner.

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Good condition 2016-02-20 11:30 - TP6661 (Upper Hartsay)

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

Seems to be a bit further from the road as was shown on my Landranger map. Farm very busy with horsey types but ok with me hopping over the gate in the back garden for a visit.

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Good condition 2016-02-20 11:15 - TP6413 (The Plantains)

FB Number: S4535   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Managed to park at the bate on the narrow verge as I didn't fancy the walk along the busy road. Nestled into the hawthorn hedge a short distance from the road, two gates to hop.

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Good condition 2016-02-20 10:45 - TP3304 (Gapsick)

FB Number: S1792   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Roadside trig. Not the nicest name for a pillar. Located in a small copse easily visible from the minor road. Unfortunately looks like it is used as a dog toilet so watch out.

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Toppled 2016-02-20 10:30 - TP6922 (Whitwell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10

Another horizontal pillar, not one for months then two in one day. Unchanged since the last log except perhaps surrounded by more stones dumped by the farmer. No metalwork remaining.

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Toppled 2016-02-20 09:30 - TP4004 (Hook Moor)

FB Number: S1891   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10

First of two horizontal pillars of the day. Still in a decent condition considering what it's gone through.

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Good condition 2016-02-20 09:15 - TP1577 (Bramham Moor)

FB Number: S1885   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked as previous visitors, quarry closed on Saturday morning. Easy access to the pillar but guess it would be tricky later in the year.

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Good condition 2016-02-20 08:45 - TP0156 (Marton Le Moor)

FB Number: S7663   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy enough to spot at this time of year. Typical roadside pillar, very busy road even early on a Saturday morning.

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Good condition 2016-02-16 13:30 - TP2922 (Duniface Hill)

FB Number: S3153   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Definitely best for a winter visit. Followed the former railway and an easy trek to the pillar. Limited views even in February and no nettles.

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Good condition 2016-02-07 16:45 - TP3712 (Hedley Hill)

FB Number: S3691   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good time of year for this visit before the pillar becomes engulfed in the hedge. Short hop over a gate from the A697.

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Good condition 2016-02-07 16:15 - TP1097 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S3694   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Wish that I had read the previous posting and took the owner up on his kind invitation to this pillar before my visit. As it was I made my way along the footpath from the east to a point close to the pillar. Pillar in good condition with great views to the south. Will hopefully visit again.

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Good condition 2016-02-07 15:30 - TP4194 (Killingworth)

FB Number: S4161   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar with a patio and entrance steps. Close to the road and wagonway car park.

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Slightly damaged 2016-02-07 15:00 - TP4798 (Middle Brunton West Farm)

FB Number: S4168   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Still here but for how much longer. Will perhaps survive and end up in someones back garden.

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Good condition 2016-02-07 14:50 - TP1722 (Brunton Bridge Farm)

FB Number: S4163   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy spot in February. Buried in a beech hedge next to a busy road.

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Moved 2016-02-07 14:00 - TP1684 (Broomfield Farm)

FB Number: S4559   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Followed the track from the east then the hedge line to the summit before the farm buildings. Dumped pillar leaning southwards.

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Good condition 2016-02-07 13:30 - TP4792 (Mickley)

FB Number: S4094   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy parking nearby and a hop over a gate to the pillar.

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Good condition 2016-02-07 13:15 - TP4685 (Maryside Hill)

FB Number: S4429   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Across the golf course and using the handy stile into the pillar field which was devoid of horses.

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Good condition 2016-02-07 12:45 - TP2302 (Coalway Plantation)

FB Number: S4425   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Do not make the mistake of attacking this pillar from the north. The footpath is almost impassable due to heavily poached ground by unseen horses. Due to this the path is heavily overgrown even in February and to top it off the gateway south of the main road has been fenced off. So fed up and covered in mud found the pillar had limited views.

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Inaccessible 2016-02-07 12:15 - TP6835 (Westerhope)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 1/10

Must have been with 3' of the pillar judging on photos from previous logs. Thought better of peering over the fence on a Sunday morning but could feel its presence..


Good condition 2016-02-07 11:15 - TP5908 (Shaftoe Crags)

FB Number: S3707   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had to park in a lay-by a short distance from the start of the footpath and negotiate the busy A696. Decent road / tracks all the way to the pillar. Decent views.

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Good condition 2016-02-07 10:30 - TP1089 (Bavington Crags)

FB Number: S6637   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great place, a short walk from the minor road.

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Slightly damaged 2016-02-04 13:00 - TP2002 (Carrickstone)

FB Number: S3563   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Followed the tarmac path from the road to the south. Interesting water tower.

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Good condition 2016-01-31 15:30 - TP2238 (Clochandighter)

FB Number: S5788   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice walk up a decent track to the south. Pillar sandwiched between an ugly covered water tank and former radio mast. Nice and quite on a Sunday afternoon but a long line of parked dump trucks and excavators working on the new bypass just to the north mean that the peace won't last long. Shame.

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Good condition 2016-01-31 15:00 - TP2538 (Cran Hill)

FB Number: S5787   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Surrounded by dumped rocks and gorse but decent coastal views.

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Good condition 2016-01-31 14:45 - TP5466 (Pittengardner)

FB Number: S5492   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

At the edge of a farmyard close to the road.

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Good condition 2016-01-31 14:30 - TP7124 (Laurencekirk)

FB Number: S5701   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Can be easily seen from the A90 this time of year. Handy parking spot by the gate near to the junction. Seems a strange place for a pillar.

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Converted 2016-01-31 13:45 - TP7435 (White Caterthun)

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

Very interesting and eerie iron age hill fort especially in the snow. Wouldn't have managed to find this without the aid of GPS. Great views.

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Good condition 2016-01-31 13:15 - TP1475 (Blair Muir)

FB Number: S5778   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy roadside pillar.

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Good condition 2016-01-31 13:00 - TP5462 (Pitforthie)

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

Easy find a short distance along the track from the minor road. Gives the impression as being higher that the average pillar.

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Good condition 2016-01-31 12:45 - TP3169 (Findowrie)

FB Number: S5864   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Stopped on the narrow road and hopped over a low fence and a short walk over a frozen stubble field. Some sort of fake wreath at the base partially obscured by the snow. Decent views north.

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Good condition 2016-01-31 12:15 - TP3884 (Hill Of Kirriemuir)

FB Number: S7053   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy walk up from the camera obscura car park. Great views over the snow-covered valley to the south.

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Unreachable but visible 2016-01-31 11:45 - TP2419 (Corporation Quarry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 2/10

Made my way in from the south. Gates to the large building immediately south of the TA boundary fence was unlocked so could get to within 20 metres or so. Might be difficult to see even from here during the summer due to the undergrowth.

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Slightly damaged 2016-01-31 11:30 - TP2912 (Dundee Law)

FB Number: S4607   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Straightforward drive to the deserted car park next to the pillar. Nice off-white shade matching the building next door. Decent views but bitterly cold.

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Good condition 2016-01-24 12:30 - TP2883 (Dumfedling Hill)

FB Number: 10128   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the entrance to the timber yard near to Garwaldwaterfoot and followed the way-marked forestry track to a point east of the pillar. Fortunately a new track has been laid on this side of the hill and although steep in places takes you to within 20 metres of the pillar. The hill has been totally harvested leaving the pillar untouched. I would guess that there would be decent views but not visible today due to mist.

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Good condition 2016-01-24 11:00 - TP2053 (Cauld Face)

FB Number: S9845   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed the forestry track up from Nether Dalgliesh. Near to the highest point in the road took the ramp up through a small quarry which led to a good forest break. Took this to the dry stone wall and followed this to the pillar. Pillar and picnic bench in good condition although both covered in moss. No views due to mist.

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Unreachable but visible 2016-01-22 12:30 - TP4240 (Kinniny Braes)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 2/10

Pretty sure this can be seen with binoculars from the minor road to the west between Bullions and Crombie point (trig - shaped object in the right area). Lots of cameras, warning signs and security fences. Is this the best defended pillar in the country?


Good condition 2016-01-11 11:00 - TP2820 (Dover Heights)

FB Number: S4412   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Rather a wet trudge over sodden ground, also had to avoid the remnants of the professional dog walkers of which I saw 3 on my short trip each with at least 6 dogs. It might be an illusion but the pillar appears to leaning south west towards Rosyth. Lots of new builds.

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Good condition 2016-01-08 12:30 - TP1992 (Carneil Hill)

FB Number: S3237   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Having worked on the Blair House coal site immediately to the north I and known about this one although kept putting off a visit. Made my way in from Inzievar Wood following what was once a track up to the mast and water tank. A decent ground frost and no cattle made the going easy. Pillar has been patched up at the top sometime in the past with decent views.

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Good condition 2016-01-08 12:00 - TP3295 (Gallowridge)

FB Number: S3201   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove up the track to the west which appears to be open to vehicles then a quick walk past the walled garden to the pillar which even in January was difficult to spot buried in the bracken. First clear day of the year with a decent frost after months of rain made the going easy and enhanced the views.

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Good condition 2016-01-02 15:00 - TP5548 (Pyothall)

FB Number: S3229   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Surprisingly considering its location this is the first logged visit in 18 months. Pillar as before with ok views.

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Moved 2016-01-02 14:30 - TP5313 (Parkly Place)

FB Number: S3233   Condition: Moved   Score: 3/10

As previous logs.

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Good condition 2015-12-28 15:15 - TP2537 (Cramondhill)

FB Number: S7388   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the realigned ROW from the east past the New Heaton trig. Pillar very close to, and overlooking the farm house. Surprising to see this one still in good order as many other pillars in the middle of large fields have been grubbed up.

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Good condition 2015-12-28 14:15 - TP5655 (Rhodes Hill)

FB Number: S7384   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nobody around to ask so followed the track up from Etal Rhodes Farm. No views due to trees.

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Good condition 2015-12-28 12:30 - TP4532 (Longknowe Hill)

FB Number: S7436   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked just south of the ford and walked to the gates of Thompsons Walls farm before following the dry stone wall south east directly to the pillar. Scenic views spoiled somewhat by a pompous public school farmer who caught up with me at the pillar slating me for not using the official path from the south despite being it flooded. Appeared to have a problem with people on his land despite it being in a national park. Tried to be polite but though about pulling him from his quad. Unfortunately my car was parked near to his farm so took the public footpath back.

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Good condition 2015-12-28 11:30 - TP4900 (Monylaws)

FB Number: S7385   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the footpath north from Barley Hill Cottage to the crest then west to the pillar. Very blowy with low cloud so views not as good as yesterday.

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Good condition 2015-12-28 09:00 - TP1889 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S7386   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Returned to retrieve my mobile phone, fortunately no rain overnight and it was exactly where I expected only a dozen metres from the trig. Pillar has not deteriorated since yesterday.


Good condition 2015-12-27 14:00 - TP1889 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S7386   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Glorious day after Boxing Day downpours which has led to extensive flooding in the lower fields either side of the public footpath. On the up side, great views to the Cheviots, across the Merse to the Lammermuirs and east to the Eildons and Rubieslaw, on the down side, think I left my phone near to the pillar so will return for a second visit tomorrow.

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Good condition 2015-12-27 13:00 - TP1008 (Bank Hill)

FB Number: S7504   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Made my way up from the junction to the south. Second attempt as previously the entire hill was covered in cattle.

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Good condition 2015-12-24 11:00 - TP0991 (Ballencrieff Hill)

FB Number: S3241   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I was fortunate with a perfect weather window for this one. Parked in the rather run down car park at The Knock . Great views.

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Damaged 2015-12-24 10:30 - TP3003 (Eastcraigs Hill)

FB Number: 11874   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Didn't recognise this as a pillar by it's silhouette from the road. Someone's taken a real dislike to this one which is a shame as the views are really quite impressive.

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Slightly damaged 2015-12-19 15:15 - TP2312 (Cockburn Law)

FB Number: S6707   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Up from Cockburn Farm. Struggled to stand at the summit due to the gale which had lasted all day. 6th, last and the best views of the day. Cracking around the top and down the edges.

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Slightly damaged 2015-12-19 14:00 - TP4429 (Lintlaw)

FB Number: S6697   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Up from Lintlaw via the decent farm track. The pillar does not appear to have deteriorated much since the last log back in 2009. Decent views.

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Good condition 2015-12-19 13:15 - TP4022 (Horseley Hill)

FB Number: S7163   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visit as per previous logs. Very, very windy so didn't stay that long. With the exception of the phone mast this is a nice spot with really decent views to the Cheviots.

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Good condition 2015-12-19 12:30 - TP4988 (Murton Whitehouse)

FB Number: S7231   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the gateway north of the plantation on the road west of the pillar. Followed the wide field boundary to the pillar which is located on an outcrop. Although not marked as a public footpath there is a newly erected pedestrian gate at the top of the field. Pillar still in a decent condition.

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Slightly damaged 2015-12-19 12:00 - TP3570 (Halidon Hill)

FB Number: S6232   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Took the circular battle site tour from the car park by the telephone mast which took me right past the pillar. Good views E-S-W from the coast through the Cheviots to the Eildon Hills. Decent condition with a slight chunk missing from the lower south east corner. Like the previous log visited during a gale.

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Good condition 2015-12-19 11:00 - TP1888 (Camp Field)

FB Number: S7226   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Due to the lack of off-road parking to the north, attacked this pillar from the south east. Despite heavy rain over the last 24 hours it was surprisingly easy going. Pillar still in good condition with decent views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-12-13 12:30 - TP3110 (Fans Hill)

FB Number: S7396   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Followed the decent track through the tree belt from the north. First decent frost of the year made the going easy. Pleasant 360 views. The pillar appears unchanged from previous logs.

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Good condition 2015-11-28 14:00 - TP4007 (Hoon Mount)

FB Number: S2239   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Made my way up along the public path from the south. Interesting location with the pillar located on top of a possible iron age burial mound, Nice setting with decent views and the pillar in perfect condition. Shame about the background noise from the busy A50.

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Slightly damaged 2015-11-28 13:00 - TP5931 (Shelton Bar)

FB Number: 11556   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A short walk up from the industrial estate to the south to this odd shaped pillar. Any views from this pillar unfortunately long gone due to the surrounding trees (even in November). The top section of the pillar appears loose and may not have long left without a repair.

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Good condition 2015-11-28 12:30 - TP1357 (Bignall Hill)

FB Number: S2676   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Lousy weather for this one unfortunately. A short walk up via the footpath to the south. The cloud lifted to allow partial views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-11-22 14:30 - TP6725 (Warb Law)

FB Number: 10077   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked by the bridge over the Wauchope Water on the B7068 and followed the marked path back towards Langholm before picking up the track to the mast and pillar. On way back down I picked up a good track not marked on the Landranger that brought me back to a decent parking area 200 metres south west of my start point, a much better route. First decent day for weeks and great views over the snow covered Lake District and Pennine peaks.

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Good condition 2015-11-22 13:30 - TP5841 (Sceugh Head)

FB Number: S7024   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Hopped over a couple of gates from the nearby road. Heavy traffic noise as the pillar is close to the M6.

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Slightly damaged 2015-11-22 13:15 - TP1381 (Birds Hill)

FB Number: S6930   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Hopped over a rather shaky wooden gate and a short walk over a waterlogged field to the pillar buried in a hawthorn hedge.

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Good condition 2015-11-22 12:45 - TP5740 (Rosley Reservoir)

FB Number: S6947   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the footpath through the trees from Rosleyrigg then over a fence to the southern side of the reservoir. Reservoir surrounded be 6' metal fencing on the E,N & W sides so best coming in from the south. OK views but fields sodden.

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Good condition 2015-11-22 12:00 - TP3466 (Great Orton)

FB Number: S6932   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Heeded the advice of previous visitors and wore wellies. Even so the track from the village was flooded in places so had to divert via the fields. In a hawthorn hedge and easily spotted this time of year. OK views.

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Good condition 2015-11-21 14:15 - TP3412 (Gorgum)

FB Number: S7573   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I had a spare hour so thought I'd revisit the easiest of the Gala pillars. Much better access than back in March but still no one around.

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Good condition 2015-11-14 16:15 - TP1032 (Barley Hill)

FB Number: S4108   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice easy one to finish the day. Parked in the nearby gateway and a hop over the gate to the pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2015-11-14 15:45 - TP2780 (Dilston)

FB Number: S6500   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked at the footpath to the south west an diagonally across the field to the pillar. Worrying stares from the 3 tups in the field.

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Good condition 2015-11-14 14:30 - TP3755 (Hexham Racecourse)

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

Second attempt as the first coincided with a race day! As with previous visitors nobody around and parked next to the pillar. White all over including the flush plate unfortunately.

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Good condition 2015-11-14 14:00 - TP6732 (Warden Hill)

FB Number: S6662   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the path up from Fourstones which was very muddy around the gates near to the village but better higher up the track. Decent views.

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Good condition 2015-11-14 12:45 - TP5878 (Sewingshields Crags)

FB Number: S6653   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Refusing to pay 4 to park in the nearly empty car park at Housesteads eventually managed to find a roadside park near to the Old Repeater Station. Followed the footpath directly to the pillar. Threatening skies to the west so didn't stay too long.

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Moved 2015-11-14 11:30 - TP3187 (Five Lane Ends)

FB Number: S6654   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Still at 90 degrees to the vertical and easy to find now the vegetation has died back. Passed the obvious original location in the crop field to the west of the plantation.

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Good condition 2015-11-01 11:45 - TP3173 (Fingland Rigg)

FB Number: S6887   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the lay-by to the east and negotiated the busy road. Field empty and no mud surprisingly considering the weather.

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Good condition 2015-11-01 11:15 - TP3375 (Glasson)

FB Number: S6938   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked near to the old railway line in the village of Glasson. Ankle deep mud on the right of way and lousy weather limited the views hence the 5/10. Guess that on a good day the views would be impressive. Must revisit again.

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Good condition 2015-11-01 11:00 - TP1770 (Burgh By Sands)

FB Number: S6626   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This one is on the fold of my Landranger so haven't noticed it before. Lousy weather so limited views. Appears unchanged since the last log.

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Good condition 2015-11-01 09:30 - TP4905 (Moor Field)

FB Number: S2748   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice easy one. As with other loggers parked at the ATS garage and then along the public track and footpath to the pillar. Field empty and surprisingly not muddy considering the standing water everywhere. Limited views to the north.

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Good condition 2015-10-31 09:00 - TP5219 (Old Harpers)

FB Number: S2798   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Along the right of way then a short trudge across the waterlogged field to the pillar which meant wet field for most of the day. Field populated by ponies. Despite the rather grey day had decent views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-10-27 12:00 - TP2463 (Cousland)

FB Number: S2683   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Second go at this one after failing back in July. Still buried in the hedgerow which had died back slightly enabling a view this time. Flush plate partially buried and behind hay bales.

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Good condition 2015-10-20 15:30 - TP5591 (Ravensheugh Crags)

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

Parked within sight of the pillar on the minor road to the north. Close to the edge of the dramatic crag. Decent all around views.

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Good condition 2015-10-20 15:00 - TP4416 (Limestone Bank)

FB Number: S6659   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy lay-by and gate on the busy road some 200 metres or so west of the pillar then a short walk along the right of way straight to the pillar. Decent views W-N-E.

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Good condition 2015-10-20 14:30 - TP1019 (Barcombe)

FB Number: S6580   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the limekiln and followed the footpath to the pillar. Close to the road and good 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2015-10-20 14:00 - TP7000 (Winshields)

FB Number: S6489   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked on the verge of the nearby minor road as the car park was 4! Great late October weather, decent views.

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Good condition 2015-10-19 14:30 - TP7071 (Worm Hill)

FB Number: S5677   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the generous lay-by on the A701 then up the southern flank via the site of the old fort / homestead. Very steep in places and no obvious tracks after the Talla aquaduct. Marker at the summit in poor condition compared to those further north by the Auchencorth Moss trig. Decent views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-10-19 12:30 - TP5545 (Pykestone Hill)

FB Number: S6122   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Followed the track up from Drumelzier. Decent weather in this area for a change which allowed decent views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-10-16 12:30 - TP2039 (Castle Rising)

FB Number: S7542   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Stopped off on way back from a short Norfolk break. Parked at the neighbouring farm shop (lots of pumpkins). Easily seen from the busy roundabout. Recommend a visit to the nearby former Wolferton railway station near Sandringham.

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Unreachable but visible 2015-10-16 11:30 - TP6039 (Snettisham Resr)

FB Number: S2192   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Very close to the road with plate facing so easily seen. Looks to be in decent condition.

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Good condition 2015-10-16 11:00 - TP6450 (Thornham)

FB Number: S7602   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another Norfolk roadside pillar. In good condition which is a credit to the local drivers.

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Slightly damaged 2015-10-16 10:30 - TP1584 (Brancaster Field)

FB Number: S7603   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Strolled up the track from the junction to the south. Pillar slightly damaged possibly by farm equipment as the nearby track was well used on the day of my visit.

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Slightly damaged 2015-10-15 10:30 - TP5077 (Nethergate)

FB Number: S5271   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside trig although shown on the opposite side of the junction on the Landranger.

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Good condition 2015-10-15 10:00 - TP5438 (Piggs Grave)

FB Number: S2140   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Heavy overnight rain meant that I got soaked getting this one. Parked on the northern side of the nearby junction then around the field boundary to the pillar which is in a small copse.

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Good condition 2015-10-14 18:07 - TP6332 (Telegraph Hill)

FB Number: S5281   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Followed the footpath from the south and just after the highest point there is a well-defined track (October) up through the fern west to the crest. Pillar found straight away in a small clearing at the crest.

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Good condition 2015-10-14 09:30 - TP1131 (Beeston Hill)

FB Number: S5279   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk from Sheringham. Typical October day of sunshine and showers and very bracing, Decent views E-N-W along the coast and yet another wind farm. Thought I'd got away from those.

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Good condition 2015-10-13 09:00 - TP2966 (East Beckham)

FB Number: S5273   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Short break in a West Beckham cottage. Easily found from previous logs. Best following the track through the trees from the west, parked at the reservoir gates.

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Good condition 2015-10-11 16:00 - TP4506 (Lockham)

FB Number: S2456   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had to locate this one using the mobile phone with poor reception and memory. Lots of twitchers.

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Good condition 2015-10-10 15:45 - TP1552 (Bowsden West)

FB Number: S7058   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy parking area opposite the farm then followed the bridleway to the pillar. Pillar on the north side of the bridleway reached by a pedestrian gate into the field. Very thoughtful. Views to the north.

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Good condition 2015-10-10 15:00 - TP2796 (Doddington)

FB Number: S7472   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the end of the minor road to the south west and followed the public bridleway east then north along the field boundary to the pillar. No views and plenty of keep out signs around.

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Good condition 2015-10-10 14:00 - TP5937 (Shepherdskirk Hill)

FB Number: S7009   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed the track up from the minor road to the west past rock faces deep into the wood full of climbers with crash mats which explained the entrance to the wood being full of cars. Spiraled round the track until I spotted a decent break to the summit. Unsurprisingly no views, the pillar is situated next to an old cairn.

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Good condition 2015-10-10 13:00 - TP0686 (Greensheen Hill)

FB Number: S1616   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Managed to park at the small car park at Holburn Grange then via St Cuthbert's Cave. Great weather although mist spoiled the views.

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Good condition 2015-10-10 11:45 - TP2793 (Dod Law)

FB Number: S3695   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the well signed path up from Weetwood Hill Farm to the south. Decent paths all the way to the pillar and avoided the golf course. Decent 360 views although limited due to mist.

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Good condition 2015-10-10 11:00 - TP6919 (Whitsunbank Hill)

FB Number: S3584   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Managed to park at the nearby mast and followed the green lane to the south east then a marked footpath to the pillar. Great weather although mist spoiled the view west to the Cheviots.

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Good condition 2015-10-10 10:15 - TP6920 (Whitton Hill)

FB Number: S7468   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed the signed footpath east (not as on the Landranger map) from the gate on the minor road to the south then a short walk to the small copse at the crest of the hill. Limited views.

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Good condition 2015-10-05 15:30 - TP6503 (Todrig)

FB Number: S7393   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had been watching this pillar for some time and and after a few visits finally the field had been harvested (one of the last in the area). Pillar partially buried in the hedgerow at the crest of the hill close to the road.

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Good condition 2015-10-05 15:00 - TP6288 (Swintonmill)

FB Number: S7392   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Handy parking spot at the open field gate on the minor road to the east. Easy walk through the recently harvested field to the pillar in the hedgerow at the crown of the hill. Views limited due to rain and mist.

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Good condition 2015-10-05 14:00 - TP5960 (Shoreswood)

FB Number: S6461   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the end of the track to the east. Decent track to the WW2 tower by the mast then over the gate to the pillar. Limited views due to the driving rain.

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Good condition 2015-10-05 13:30 - TP4693 (Mattilees Hill)

FB Number: S6459   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick tramp across a recently harvested muddy field in driving rain which limited the views. Handy parking area at open field entrance to the north east.

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Good condition 2015-10-05 13:00 - TP5095 (New Heaton)

FB Number: S7391   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar leaning to the west which can be clearly seen when approaching through the tree belt from the north. Lousy weather so limited views although the tree belt gave a little shelter from the wind and rain.

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Good condition 2015-10-04 16:33 - TP3788 (High House)

FB Number: S4211   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked opposite the cottage at the crossroads and a short stroll to the pillar in field containing sheep.

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Good condition 2015-10-04 09:23 - TP2338 (Cold Harbour)

FB Number: S1636   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Handy parking at the entrance to the bridleway. Pillar in decent condition but no views.

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Good condition 2015-09-30 18:00 - TP6829 (Wester Cockairney)

FB Number: S3200   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the track from the west. Easy access to the pillar due to harvested fields. Terrific weather 20 degrees on the last day of September. Good 360 views.

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Good condition 2015-09-25 12:00 - TP4410 (Libberton Mains)

FB Number: S5584   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk across via the farm track gate through the recently harvested field. Decent views.

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Good condition 2015-09-23 18:00 - TP5645 (Rhind Hill)

FB Number: S3160   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk from the car park at Formonthill along signposted grass tracks. Decent views.

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Good condition 2015-09-22 18:00 - TP4612 (Mainberry)

FB Number: S7406   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Recently harvested fields surrounding the pillar. Pillar slightly offset from the field boundary hedge.

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Good condition 2015-09-20 14:30 - TP5257 (Over Roxburgh)

FB Number: S7434   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

At last. After numerous visits the fields to the east of the pillar have finally been harvested and on the visit already being ploughed. Followed the field boundary from the Roxburgh road to the west (still with oat crop in place). OK views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-09-11 17:30 - TP4606 (Maggie Duncans Hill)

FB Number: S3205   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Wandered across from the track to the east. Decent views including the former Castlebridge pit and Longannet PS. One closed and the other to close next March.

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Good condition 2015-09-06 16:00 - TP1067 (Bartle Hill)

FB Number: S7221   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the hawthorn hedge on the northern side of the approach to Bartlehill Farm not far from the Eccles-Birgham road. Decent views south over the Merse to the Cheviots.

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Good condition 2015-09-05 15:00 - TP6652 (Under Bolton)

FB Number: S3066   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Freshly harvested but not yet baled field. Been keeping a close eye on this and three Kelso pillars for just the right moment. In the middle of a large field with no nearby field boundaries. Surprising perhaps that this one has survived.

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Good condition 2015-08-30 09:30 - TP1426 (Black Law)

FB Number: S9830   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the end of the private road and took the first bridge over the the burn to the pillar via Woolhope Bank. Great 360 views from the summit. Managed to slip on the wet grass and break my fibula within sight of the car on the way down so had to postpone the planned Blackhope Scar trip to a later date. Shame as the weather was perfect.

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Damaged 2015-08-29 16:00 - TP6434 (The Wiss)

FB Number: 10133   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Up from Tibbie Shiels. Good going except the last 1/4 mile through heather. Decent 360 views.

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Damaged 2015-08-28 12:30 - TP4231 (Kingside Edge)

FB Number: S3080   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

I have been eyeing this one up for a while. Everything came together today, no cattle to avoid and a spare half an hour with boots in the car. Parked in the entrance to the former Leadburn Station picnic area (now closed) and then up the A6094 just past the red cottage then two gate hops.

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Good condition 2015-08-26 19:00 - TP4364 (Largo Law)

FB Number: S3152   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from the car park next to the cemetary in Upper Largo and followed the signed path as most other visitors. Very steep after Chesterstone Farm. Threatening clouds to the west so didn't stay long as I didn't fancy the decent with wet grass. Great views particularly to the south.

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Good condition 2015-08-26 18:00 - TP4984 (Municipal Golf Course)

FB Number: S4215   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Limited views due to vegetation but decent views south over the Forth close by.

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Good condition 2015-08-25 18:45 - TP2003 (Carrington)

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

First visit despite working close by for the last 10 years. Fields partially cropped so took a chance although had to use deer track through the wheat crop for the last 50 metres to the pillar which is sat on a small drumlin. Flush plate sequentially next to my own prized plate for S3075 from the former Camphill Reservoir pillar. Decent views north and east.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-25 18:00 - TP6559 (Toxside Hill)

FB Number: S3078   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Took the gravel track in to Toxsidehill gamekeepers cottages and carried straight on through the gate before the last bend to the cottage. The pillar is located tight against a dry stone wall near to the high point of the field. Decent views.

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Good condition 2015-08-23 15:00 - TP6282 (Sweethope Hill)

FB Number: S7379   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Friendly farmer helped with best route to the pillar although warned of cattle and electric fences. Parked in the turning at the end of the track used as a farm tip opposite Sweethope Farm and followed the decent track to the pillar. Came back via the woodland path that brought me back onto the minor road some 200 metres north of my starting point. Good 360 views and no cattle

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Good condition 2015-08-23 14:00 - TP6832 (Wester Softlaw)

FB Number: S7389   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Standard roadside pillar on the crest of the road with decent views.

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Good condition 2015-08-22 17:15 - TP5338 (Peat Hill)

FB Number: S5332   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Aptly named pillar. Views to the north over the opencast site.

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Good condition 2015-08-22 13:00 - TP4748 (Meaul)

FB Number: S7987   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Third pillar on the Rhinns of Kells walk. No views due to mist.

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Good condition 2015-08-22 12:30 - TP2433 (Corserine)

FB Number: S7972   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second pillar on the Rhinns of Kells walk. No views due to mist.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-22 11:15 - TP4758 (Meikle Millyea)

FB Number: S8292   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

First pillar on the Rhinns of Kells walk. No views due to mist.

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Good condition 2015-08-21 18:30 - TP1871 (Cakemuir Hill)

FB Number: S3077   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at a gate on the B6367 as the A7 route to the south is now blocked somewhat by the newly reinstated Borders railway. Followed the farm track over the railway (great spot for steam special photos as it is near the summit of the 1:70 Falahill incline) and bearing left at Cowbraehill farm towards the neighbouring cottage then up the slope to the pillar. Decent views S-W-N.

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Good condition 2015-08-21 07:00 - TP5465 (Pitreavie Golf Course)

FB Number: S4414   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Early morning raid before the golfers appeared. Parked near to the athletics centre and found the pillar easily. Limited views.

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Good condition 2015-08-20 13:00 - TP3933 (Hillside)

FB Number: S3204   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick lunch time pillar short distance from the road with easy parking at the end of the track.

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Good condition 2015-08-19 18:00 - TP1315 (Benarty Hill)

FB Number: S3140   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As with most other loggers I made my way up from the south via the steep steps through the wood. Good views on a fine day.

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Good condition 2015-08-17 19:00 - TP5585 (Rangely Kipp)

FB Number: S7161   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the track on the Duns - Gifford road to the south west. Followed the made track to the edge of the former plantation then quad track past the marker stone with the cut bench mark to the summit. Pillar in A1 condition with a recent paint application (thought it was still wet). Glorious late summer evening and great views particularly to the north towards the Forth and west over to the Pentlands.

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Good condition 2015-08-15 17:00 - TP5383 (Penmynydd)

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

Easy roadside pillar on the edge of the Snowdon explorer map. Little note still attached to the top.

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Good condition 2015-08-15 15:45 - TP3208 (Porthamel)

FB Number: 10345   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Views over the water to Snowdonia. What is it with chain-link fences in Anglesey? Thought I'd try the nearest gate only to find that there was barbed wire wrapped along the top so found a gap and hopped over the fence.

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Damaged 2015-08-15 12:15 - TP3319 (Garnedd Ugain)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Oh dear; not sure what has happened to this one although the missing flush plate seems to point to a bit of vandalism which is a shame as the views are great without the hassle of the nearby Snowdon pillar. Can't have long left without a bit of TLC. Warm up walk for Tryfan in the morning.

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Good condition 2015-08-15 12:00 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)

FB Number: 10684   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Second visit and the first for twenty years, also the first time with a view which was worth the trip from Llanberis. This must be one of the few pillars in the country where you need to queue.

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Good condition 2015-08-14 18:30 - TP4448 (Little Ormes Head)

FB Number: S7323   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar in excellent condition and obviously well loved by someone. Great views along the coast. Been to the town many times over the years but never to this spot.

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Good condition 2015-08-14 14:00 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)

FB Number: S1627   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First visit in over twenty years, couldn't see anything due to the fog last time either. Little has changed in the interim except the bar has been tidied up a bit.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-13 14:30 - TP1694 (Broughton Heights)

FB Number: S5679   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Followed the track via Broomy Side and Green Law from the 'walkers' car park at Broughton Place. Circled back via Hammer Head and Trahenna Hill. Great 360 views, weather scorching.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-12 11:00 - TP2725 (Dalmahoy Hill)

FB Number: S2697   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked on the unclassified road south of the A70 and followed the signed path avoiding the cattle which were congregated at the roadside gate.

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Good condition 2015-08-12 10:00 - TP2435 (Corston Hill)

FB Number: S2698   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the Drovers Road car park on the A70 crossed the road and followed the yellow-topped marker poles indicating bridges over the swamp areas until I saw a clear path to the summit. Bit of a dodgy car park (not signposted) and shided from the road with obligatory fly-tipping. Wouldn't want to leave my car here for too long.

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Good condition 2015-08-11 17:00 - TP6816 (West Loch)

FB Number: S3079   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Through the former tree plantation on my way back from Dundreich pillar. Just about the most polished flush plate to date.

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Good condition 2015-08-11 15:45 - TP2914 (Dundreich)

FB Number: S3089   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the entrance to Portmore Reservoir and at the dam followed the track clockwise around the lake and up the eastern side of the plantation. Then followed the fence line to the summit dodging a couple of showers. Came back along the rock escarpment to the south west and returned via the reservoir and on to West Loch pillar. Great 360 views.

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Toppled 2015-08-10 17:00 - TP2790 (Dirrington Great Law)

FB Number: S6699   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

Followed the overgrown track from Dronshiel to the east. It would be nice to know the story behind this pillar as it appears to be not only toppled but damaged with chunks of concrete missing and deep scratches, no spider plate but flush bracket unscathed. Great views.

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Good condition 2015-08-10 15:00 - TP6625 (Twin Law)

FB Number: S7524   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Followed the Southern Upland Way from Watch Water reservoir. Got caught in the mother of all showers on the way up to the summit but soon passed to allow great views from this prominent pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-09 11:30 - TP6166 (Stapleford Hill)

FB Number: S4668   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked in the Bramcote Park and crossed the road and using the public footpath to the summit of the hill. Partial views through cleared tree breaks.

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Good condition 2015-08-09 11:00 - TP5805 (Sandiacre)

FB Number: S1641   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy roadside pillar with convenient car parking. Pillar borders an arable field and a neighbouring footpath with no access problems. Decent views to the south over the Trent valley.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-09 10:45 - TP5693 (Risley)

FB Number: S4623   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Handy gate and electric fence separating the pillar from the main field containing horses. Damaged about 1/3 the way up probably by farm equipment and leaning to the east probably due to the proximity of the large tree.

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Good condition 2015-08-07 15:30 - TP2385 (Constable Hill)

FB Number: S7526   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the track up from Burncastle Farm below Dabshead Hill pillar. Made track all the way to within a couple of hundred metres of the pillar. I have been putting this one off because of it's remoteness but turned out to be an enjoyable afternoon walk . Good views E-S-W. Other than a bit less paint the pillar doesn't appear to have deteriorated since the last log in 2009. Overshot the pillar due to not being visible from the track and ended up at the memorial cairn 1km to the north.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-06 15:30 - TP3287 (Gains Law)

FB Number: S7469   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked up in the woodland park near to Brown's Law and followed St Cuthbert's way which goes to within a hundred metres of the pillar. Great 360 views, best of the day.

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Slightly damaged 2015-08-06 13:00 - TP2152 (Cheviot)

FB Number: S1560   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Up from Cold Law. Unfortunately due to low cloud yet another county top pillar with no views but gives me an excuse for a return visit.

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Good condition 2015-08-06 11:00 - TP2340 (Cold Law)

FB Number: S8033   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the bottom of the the western track and followed a decent track to the pillar, then followed the fence line to Broadhope Hill and on to The Cheviot. Newly erected signage and plenty of footpaths and bridleways. Great spot and decent views.

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Good condition 2015-08-06 10:00 - TP4769 (Menceles)

FB Number: S3554   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from the east along the track. Generous field boundaries gave decent access. This adopted pillar is in immaculate condition with views to the Cheviots.

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Good condition 2015-08-06 09:00 - TP5773 (Rumbleton Law)

FB Number: S7400   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Passed this pillar on my way down to the Cheviots and noticed the surrounding fields had just been harvested. Parked at the mast to the east and followed the field boundaries passed the combine harvester to the pillar.

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Good condition 2015-08-05 18:00 - TP6141 (Staerough Hill)

FB Number: S7470   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Using a passing place on the minor road to the east as a car park followed the fence lines to the open pasture and up to the pillar. Great 360 views.

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Good condition 2015-08-05 16:30 - TP4401 (Lennel Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I Knew this one would be tough to find in August from reading previous logs. Only got the slightest of views on my hands and knees. Will need to return later in the year.


Slightly damaged 2015-08-04 18:30 - TP5234 (Orchardhill)

FB Number: S7579   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

I had been defeated twice previously with this one, once by the weather and once by mad cows. No problems this time as I parked in the lay-by to the north and slogged up the steep hill to the footpath running to the pillar keeping on the southern side of the stone wall. Decent views and worth a 7.

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Good condition 2015-08-04 17:00 - TP3126 (Faw Hill)

FB Number: S7494   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Took the direct and shortest route from the minor road to the south east. The gods were smiling as the first two fields had been freshly mowed and were nice and dry after the heavy showers and no cattle. The gates in the fields even lined up directly with the pillar so no diversions were necessary. Good 360 views. Surprising that nobody has logged this pillar in over 5 years.

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Good condition 2015-08-04 15:00 - TP5920 (Shaw Craig)

FB Number: S7499   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good track from the entrance to the trout fishery to within 200 metres or so of the pillar. Followed the track to the turning point at the end then straight up through the dense, steep plantation and bracken to the summit. Had to leave a marker on the fence to make sure I got the right route back. Good views though and managed to dodge the showers all afternoon.

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Good condition 2015-08-03 18:00 - TP6079 (Southdean Law)

FB Number: S7689   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the track to the west and then up by the quarry to the summit. Interesting faulting in the quarry. Decent views.

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Good condition 2015-08-03 17:30 - TP2014 (Carter Bar)

FB Number: S7500   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wet slog up from the border car park with its incumbent bagpiper. Very wet after heavy rain over recent days. Good views.

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Good condition 2015-07-30 18:30 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Perfect evening and great views.

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Good condition 2015-07-29 18:30 - TP5436 (Piers Knowe)

FB Number: S7390   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed the path to Marchmont from the A6105 then south along the along the eastern edge of Piersknowe Plantation using the generous field boundary to the tree break. Pillar easily found due to the widely spaced trees. Nice change to have plenty of light and not have to fight my way through a plantation. Any views are long gone but peaceful location.

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Slightly damaged 2015-07-26 15:00 - TP2835 (Drinkstone Hill)

FB Number: S7566   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the road near to Tandlaw Farm and followed the signed path to the summit then along the Hawick circular bridleway to the pillar. Pillar not much changed since the 2005 posting.

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Good condition 2015-07-26 09:00 - TP3077 (Esperston Law)

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

Second attempt at this one. Tried a couple on months back when the felling operations were ongoing but failed to find it. No problems this time as all of the trees are away restoring views to Arthur's Seat, Allermuir and over into Fife for the first time in +20 years.

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Good condition 2015-07-25 15:00 - TP4052 (Humbie Farm)

FB Number: S3132   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the gates to the reservoir and headed back to the private road to Humbie Farm and then up the hedgerow to the pillar. Plenty of room at the field boundary despite the field not yet being cropped. Interesting home made signs recommending the use of a stick waved above your head to ward off over-protective buzzards. Not great views from this one.

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Slightly damaged 2015-07-25 14:30 - TP1373 (Binny Craig)

FB Number: S3227   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Walked in from the signed path at West Broadlaw Farm but the path was that overgrown within 10 metres of the road that it was a bit of an effort. Managed to find a way through and rewarded with decent views.

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Good condition 2015-07-25 12:00 - TP6777 (Waukmilton)

FB Number: S3236   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Wandered up through the trees to the south west then followed the intermittent hedgerow to the pillar.

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Good condition 2015-07-25 10:30 - TP6707 (Wallacestone)

FB Number: S4820   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Looking good, surrounded by freshly cut grass. Decent condition, got the feeling of being watched though.

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Slightly damaged 2015-07-25 10:00 - TP4968 (Muirhead)

FB Number: S3610   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Tramped across the rather wet field to the east avoiding the horses. The pillar is located on a field boundary overlooked to the west by a new house. OK views.

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Good condition 2015-07-23 18:30 - TP4276 (Knock Hill)

FB Number: S7401   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came in from the track to the east then up the southern side of the tree belt. Great views and worth getting chased by mad cattle on my way down.

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Good condition 2015-07-22 19:00 - TP0685 (Sayers Law)

FB Number: S1663   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Made a clockwise circuit of the loop from Faseny Cottage. Decent track most of the way except the last stretch from the grouse hides below the summit on the way out. The pillar has been repaired on the south west corner at some point. Perfect July evening with great 360 views despite the turbines.

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Slightly damaged 2015-07-21 18:30 - TP0683 (Scald Law)

FB Number: S1573   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Having used this pillar as an R.O. for many years this is my first visit, strange to see familiar places from a different vantage point. Brisk walk up from the lay-by on the A702.

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Slightly damaged 2015-07-19 15:00 - TP1424 (Black Knowe Head)

FB Number: S9843   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Bit of a slog this one considering its proximity to the road. Having parked on the verge of the road to the south east had to avoid some frisky cattle which meant a direct and steep ascent through knee-high tufted grass, ferns then heather before negotiating a bog near to the summit. On the plus-side great views and avoided getting wet despite a couple of major downpours close by. The damage to the pillar doesn't appear to be any worse than the 2010 posting.

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Good condition 2015-07-16 19:00 - TP2013 (Carsinker Law)

FB Number: 10126   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I have been eyeing this one up for some time but have always been put off by the access problems. Finally plumped for a route from the Mitchelston road to the east. Parked at the bridge below the farm and due to numerous electric fences had to skirt the northern edge of the plantation through knee high grass. Well worth the wait for the great views.

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Good condition 2015-07-15 19:00 - TP4332 (Lammer Law)

FB Number: S3068   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Perfect summer's evening for a walk up from the track at the end of the road from Longyester. Trig pillar still looking resplendent in its white coat. Great 360 degree views including the twin Cockenzie power station chimneys a local landmark to be demolished this September. A sign of the end of the UK coal industry but never mind we've plenty of wind turbines to replace it.

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Good condition 2015-07-15 13:30 - TP7034 (Woodbank Farm)

FB Number: S4216   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Lunch time detour #2. Walked past the pillar twice and about to give up when I caught the slightest glimpse. A bit of undergrowth clearance and there it was. No views from the actual pillar but from the field, views across the Forth to North Berwick. Also views to the twin Cockenzie power station chimneys, a familiar landmark due for leveling in a couple of months. Another sign of the death of the British coal industry. Never mind we get to look at wind turbines instead.

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Good condition 2015-07-15 13:00 - TP6223 (Strathore)

FB Number: S3144   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Lunch time detour #1. I Didn't look at the previous logs before visiting this pillar but like everyone else the road although appearing to be private doesn't feel like you are intruding by driving along it. The Pillar is opposite the main gate of the once very busy Thornton marshalling yard now derelict due to the demise of the the Fife coal industry.

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Good condition 2015-07-14 18:30 - TP6684 (Ven Law)

FB Number: 10251   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Managed to find this remarkably easily considering its location on the edge of a community woodland using only a trusty Landranger. Limited views.

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Good condition 2015-07-14 17:30 - TP5565 (Rachan Hill)

FB Number: S5680   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

By chance followed the same route as the previous log by Fester. Views now limited by nearby trees but good views to the north on the way down.

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Good condition 2015-07-12 18:15 - TP6894 (White Law)

FB Number: S7475   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the Whitlaw Mosses car park (watch out for the giant pot-hole at the entrance) then along the signposted track for Bowden. Before reaching Over Whitlaw Farm headed straight up to the pillar avoiding the cattle. Good views especially over to the Eildons.

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Good condition 2015-07-12 17:15 - TP4965 (Muirfield)

FB Number: S7578   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the A7 end of the drove road and by chance followed the same route as peregrinus which should be relatively easy even during the winter. Limited views from the pillar due to the plantations to the north and south blocking sight to Rubieslaw and the Eildons / Black Hill.

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Good condition 2015-07-12 14:30 - TP5624 (Redhall)

FB Number: S7187   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stopped off on the way home from St Abb's head. Parked at the end of the track on the coastal route and skirted the arable fields to the mast / pillar. Lots of nettles and thistles so not great if you're wearing shorts...I found.

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Good condition 2015-07-11 08:45 - TP1647 (Broad Law)

FB Number: S6127   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Got up early based on the weather forecast and got soaked and low cloud meant no views from the summit. By the time I got back to the car there wasn't a cloud in the sky so could have had an extra hour in bed. Followed the track up from Hearthsanes. Works on the Beacon being undertaken. Southern and western faces of the pillar treated to additional red stone chip protection.

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Good condition 2015-07-09 18:30 - TP3024 (Edston Hill)

FB Number: 10232   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Slight detour on my way home from work. Made my way up through the tree belt and golf course from the car park beside the primary school. Good views which will be improved shortly as tree-felling is ongoing in the adjacent plantation.

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Slightly damaged 2015-07-07 18:30 - TP6854 (Wether Law)

FB Number: S6698   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Although clearly signed and well used to north of the Gifford - Duns road there appears to be no track to the south up to the pillar despite being shown on the Landranger. Quite a damp slog despite the short distance from the road.

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Good condition 2015-07-05 10:30 - TP3461 (Great Knoutberry Hill)

FB Number: S8285   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A warm-down after yesterday's 3 peak efforts. Followed the fenceline up from the bridlepath to the west which was surprisingly dry after recent thunderstorms. Very low, odd shaped pillar which would have been a pain to use for any 6' surveyor, great views though.

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Good condition 2015-07-04 15:00 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Peak 3 and another spell of low cloud meant that there were no views from the summit which was unfortunate after the stiff climb. Never mind, onwards to the tent and beer.

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Slightly damaged 2015-07-04 12:15 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)

FB Number: 2982   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Two down one to go. Very busy at the summit with charity walkers but Whernside provided us with the only view all day, also by far the easiest to walk perhaps helped by the coffee from the van at Ribblehead.

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Good condition 2015-07-04 07:15 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

FB Number: S5776   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Peak very busy as our 3 peak visit coincided with 2 major charity walks which was OK as I didn't need to refer to my explorer map once all of the way around due to the string of walkers. Unfortunately no views due to low cloud and heavy rain but surprisingly dry underfoot considering the thunderstorms of the previous night.

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Good condition 2015-07-03 15:30 - TP5306 (Park Fell)

FB Number: S5534   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A warm up for the 3 peak walk tomorrow, glorious weather and great views.

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Good condition 2015-07-03 12:45 - TP4836 (Milligansbush)

FB Number: S6612   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside pillar but the wrong side of a major hedge. Fortunately there was a convenient gate and the cattle were at the far end of the field to enable a dash to the pillar and safe return before they converged.

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Good condition 2015-07-03 12:15 - TP5784 (Ryehills)

FB Number: S6614   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Stopped of on the way down to tackle the Yorkshire 3 peaks, nice border farmland.

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Good condition 2015-07-01 18:30 - TP2022 (Castle Dykes)

FB Number: S7144   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked just off the A1 southbound at the start of a private road. Folllowed the field boundary to the pillar.

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Good condition 2015-06-30 19:30 - TP7106 (Young Jeanies Wood)

FB Number: S6704   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the Duns - Longformacus road car park and followed the track along the ridge which provides good views across the Tweed Valley to the south. The plantation adjacent to the path has been felled since previous logs and access to the field is easy. Attacked by flies on my way across the arable field up to the pillar. Views only to the west and north due to the plantation which would have been decent before the advent of the dozens of turbines as far as the eye can see. Shame.

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Good condition 2015-06-28 16:00 - TP3540 (Gunsgreen Hill)

FB Number: S7193   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bit of a difficult one to find with the Landranger and no glasses but after a bit of wandering about managed to locate it near the 18th green.

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Good condition 2015-06-28 15:15 - TP0812 (Alemill Hill)

FB Number: S7140   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short walk along the track from the Coldingham to Ayton road. The pillar is very close to the fence so not worth the risk of the cattle in the adjacent field. Decent coastal views.

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Good condition 2015-06-28 13:15 - TP4831 (Millars Moss Hill)

FB Number: S7225   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Slight detour off the St Abb's Head circular walk. Frequent heavy showers mixed with glorious +20 degree sunshine. Recommend the 3 mile walk to and from the car park at Northfield (still only 2) taking the road through the farm on the way out and the coastal path on the return.

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Good condition 2015-06-27 19:13 - TP4945 (Mount Main)

FB Number: S9836   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Made my way up from the end of the unclassified road at The Glen to the east and a straightforward climb to the pillar. Nice views of The Borders.

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-27 11:00 - TP6965 (Windlestraw Law)

FB Number: S9834   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Followed the track up from Blackhopebyre. Great 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2015-06-24 19:00 - TP1386 (Birkenside)

FB Number: S7394   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Birkenside to the third woodland strip on the south side of the track and then followed a nice grass track up the woodland side of the fence avoiding the mad cows (although they still tried to charge) up to the pillar. Limited views due to the low cloud.

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Good condition 2015-06-23 20:00 - TP4310 (Kyles Hill)

FB Number: S7380   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the track to the south east and (ignoring the danger keep out sign) followed the track up through the quarry and onto the grouse moor. Couldn't work out what the danger on the sign was referencing unless it was just for the shooting season.

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-23 19:15 - TP4077 (Hurd Law)

FB Number: S7399   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked as previous log and followed the track north to the old railway wagon then west.

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Good condition 2015-06-23 17:30 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Have seen this hill from across the Forth on my daily commute for most of the last 20 years. Not disappointed.

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Good condition 2015-06-21 15:30 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)

FB Number: S3009   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bit difficult to find a decent access with the Landranger but parked in the lay-by beside the bus terminus on Wester Hill road and wandered up through the tree belt to the summit. Decent views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-20 13:00 - TP2927 (Dunrig)

FB Number: S1571   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

On my way round the Glansax horseshoe anti-clockwise. Never saw another soul for the just short of 6 hours all the the way around except a couple of dog walkers where I parked the car at the end of Glen Road in Peebles - perfect. Might have had something to do with the start of the Beltane Festival in Peebles today. Great views. Perhaps picky but noted a small bit of the pillar missing on the south west corner at the base hence the 'slightly damaged' log. Great views (almost coat to coast).

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-20 12:00 - TP4057 (Hundleshope Heights)

FB Number: 10131   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Anti-clockwise trip around the Glensax horseshoe starting and finishing in Peebles (start of the Beltane Festival - very busy). Followed directions from a great book by K.R. Fergus 'The Tweed 25 Walks from Source to Sea'. Weather started off ropy but ended up as a nice afternoon. Great views and worth the blisters.

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Good condition 2015-06-18 18:30 - TP0077 (Craigencalt)

FB Number: S3145   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Rather cloudy otherwise would have been a great view south over the Forth into the Lothians. Located at the edge of a quite single-track road so I was able to take my time and take photos.

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-18 15:30 - TP1518 (Bogie Mains)

FB Number: S4218   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Just off my Edinburgh Landranger map so had to find this by memory from this site. I worked on the principle that if I kept going up hill I wouldn't be far away and found it straight away. Not in a bad condition.

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-17 18:00 - TP1012 (Bankhead)

FB Number: S3168   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Bit of a slog from the farm entrance over the yet to be cut grass field which was up to my knees. Numerous shotgun cracks from the nearby farm so didn't hang around for too long. Good views over to the bridges and the back end of the Muir Dean overburden tip to the north west.

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Good condition 2015-06-17 17:30 - TP5445 (Pilkham Hills)

FB Number: S3164   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Tight narrow road but managed to reverse into a nearby field entrance for a short hop to the pillar. Plant not flaring off today (which can be clearly seen from Soutra Hill in the Scottish Borders) so didn't need the factor 15.

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Good condition 2015-06-16 19:30 - TP2314 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: S9653   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good parking in the woodland car park to the west of the Bathgate - Linlithgow road and follow signs for a short walk to the summit. Decent 360 views but got stuck in Linlithgow on the way back as it appeared to be their festival day.

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Good condition 2015-06-16 17:30 - TP4147 (Keir Brae)

FB Number: S3138   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the end of the track at an abandoned crazy golf course to the east of Cardenden and followed the track through the woodland. My Landranger appeared to show the pillar to the north of the track on the field boundary at the edge of the woods but after getting wet through in the oil seed field eventually found it south of the track a good ten metres into the wood. Pleasant walk though through the woods.

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-15 19:00 - TP1660 (Brockhouse)

FB Number: S9846   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Followed track up from Brockhouse Farm and a short walk across a grass field to the pillar. Good views along the Gala Water Valley and the recently completed Border Railway. From the pillar there is the slightest of views to the north into Fife. Slight damage to two diagonal top corners.

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-13 20:48 - TP1044 (Barons Cairn)

FB Number: S5468   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked in the car park for the nature reserve next to the railway and the Rare Breeds Farm and followed the path around the former landfill site and avoiding the motocross bikes found the pillar quite easily. Despite the obvious history of the area it's hat's off to the locals who have made a good job of trying to re-nature this bit of Aberdeen.

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Good condition 2015-06-13 16:00 - TP1645 (Broad Hill)

FB Number: S5395   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quite good condition considering the location next to pittodrie. Bracing sea breeze which I guess is usual.

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Good condition 2015-06-13 11:30 - TP6210 (Stoneyhill)

FB Number: S5469   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Left my OS Landranger in the car so wandered around a bit before we discovered this one.

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Good condition 2015-06-11 19:00 - TP6900 (Whiteburn)

FB Number: S7164   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Can't miss this one as it still retains a good proportion of its white paint.

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Good condition 2015-06-11 18:15 - TP3088 (Ewieside Hill)

FB Number: S7191   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the signs for the Hill Fort managing to park at the gate. Negotiated two fields of excitable cattle on a good track all of the way to the odd shaped pillar. First decent heatwave of the year +20 degrees at 6 in the evening and a cooling see breeze. Terrific.

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Good condition 2015-06-10 19:00 - TP2352 (Collie Law)

FB Number: S9448   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the track up from Bowerhouse. Met the friendly farmer who was happy for me to wander where I liked. Good views to the north and east.

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Good condition 2015-06-10 13:00 - TP2963 (East Auchmuir)

FB Number: S3142   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Came across from the former Westfield opencast site to the south west. Only a couple of fences to cross and the cattle were well behaved. Views especially good across to the Pentlands and the East Lothian pillars including North Berwick Law / Bass Rock.

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Good condition 2015-06-09 14:00 - TP4372 (Lawheads Farm)

FB Number: S2684   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Asked at the garage at the back of the farm for permission to access the pillar which was given. Better be quick if you want to see this one as the unofficial quarry is still encroaching on the pillar and is now only a couple of good hours digging before being no more.

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Good condition 2015-06-09 13:30 - TP1886 (Camilty Hill)

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

Can be seen from the road. Parked at the forestry gate next to the black telephone box and numerous security cameras and a short walk up to the pillar. Moss covered but in good condition with limited views

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Good condition 2015-06-09 13:00 - TP0983 (Balgreen)

FB Number: S2685   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Gate next to the road was open and despite shouting nobody answered so I just took a leisurely walk up to the pillar and back. Pillar in good condition.

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Good condition 2015-06-07 17:00 - TP6833 (Wester Ulston)

FB Number: S7387   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Made my way from the track to the north east of Ulston before Dere Street and then followed the generous field boundaries and freshly tree planted areas to the pillar. Good views to the north.

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Good condition 2015-06-07 15:30 - TP4918 (Morebattle Hill)

FB Number: S7505   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in Morebattle and managed to stay out of the way of the cattle by following the track to the east by the fortified tower. Good 360 views.

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Good condition 2015-06-07 14:30 - TP3008 (Easter Wooden)

FB Number: S7433   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the roadside hedgerow directly opposite the quarry entrance.

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Good condition 2015-06-06 19:00 - TP5264 (Overwells)

FB Number: S7565   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Follow the Jedburgh circular path from the south and then along the line of gorse to the summit. The pillar is in the densest bit. At least the vegetation is protecting the pillar from the attention of the cows.

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Good condition 2015-06-06 18:00 - TP3621 (Hare Law)

FB Number: S7577   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked by the cattle grid and followed Dere Street south and then straight to the summit after the dry stone wall. Incredibly windy so didn't spend too long at the pillar despite the great views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-06-06 17:00 - TP4353 (Langside Law)

FB Number: S7908   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Slight damage to the top of the pillar partially exposing one of the arms of the spider plate. Followed Dere Street from Tow Ford to the east then north from the stone shelter. More like April than June with strong winds and heavy showers.

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Good condition 2015-06-06 15:00 - TP6397 (The Law)

FB Number: S7574   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Great name! Came up through the plantation to the west which provided shelter from the gales and managed to dodge the heavy downpours. Had to turn back to retrieve my coat on the way down which had been ripped off my bag by the wind. Small horizontal crack appearing about half way up.

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Damaged 2015-06-05 19:00 - TP5554 (Quarry Hill)

FB Number: S6470   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Doesn't appear to have deteriorated based on the previous reports. Didn't have to get the boots on for this one.

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Good condition 2015-06-05 18:30 - TP6264 (Sunwick)

FB Number: S7224   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked opposite Sunwick farm and followed the decent track right to the pillar. Oil seed in the adjacent field at it's best before the flowers disappear in the next few weeks.

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Good condition 2015-06-04 19:15 - TP2809 (Doon Hill)

FB Number: S7159   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the gate at the end of the tarmac road only to realize that there is a car park at the end on the grassed track. Interesting site of a Saxon hall freshly manacured. The pillar is a little further on over a couple of sturdy fences. Great view along the coast.

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Damaged 2015-06-04 18:30 - TP2769 (Deuchrie Dod)

FB Number: S7188   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked in the woodland car park then made the hard slog up through the trees. Made the mistake of trekking through some sort of wetland area on the way back. Worth the effort for the views, shame about the pillar. Don't know why this isn't the standard concrete type which would have survived better.

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Good condition 2015-06-04 17:45 - TP6906 (Whitekirk Hill)

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

Eerily quiet, nicely trimmed but empty golf course on a cracking June evening, not a golfer to be seen (like something out of Day of the Triffids). Parked at the end of the track to the east of the village next to a workshop compound (again no one around) and a short walk across a couple of greens to the highest point. Nice 360 views including great views of Bass Rock.

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Good condition 2015-06-03 19:00 - TP2786 (Dingleton)

FB Number: S3125   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Roadside pillar set low in undergrowth.

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Good condition 2015-06-02 18:30 - TP6563 (Traprain Law)

FB Number: S3065   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great off-road parking. Looks a lot tougher climb than it actually turned out to be. Bitterly cold for the start of June. Great views.

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Good condition 2015-05-31 16:00 - TP4970 (Muirhouselaw)

FB Number: S7910   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Best time of year to visit this pillar as the surrounding fields are full of colour including the red/brown of the local soils in the ploughed fields and the yellow of the oil seed. Great spot this in the Tweed valley with 360 views. Rarely give an 8/10 for a lowland pillar but this is the Borders at its best.

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Good condition 2015-05-30 19:54 - TP5763 (Rubers Law)

FB Number: S7496   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked on the minor road south of Denholm on their festival day (had to dodge lots of horses and drunks). Follow the path for Denholm Hill then a bit of planning to avoid fields with crops and cattle. Shame that the spider plate has been covered over when perhaps a separate observation pillar would have been better. Local landmark seen from all over the borders with great views.

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Good condition 2015-05-30 07:45 - TP6947 (William Law)

FB Number: S7478   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bit of a slog from the lay-by for the footpath to Dobies grave but worth it for the view. Now off to Asda. Last Gala trig.

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Good condition 2015-05-29 20:23 - TP1372 (Binns Hill)

FB Number: S3234   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the grounds near to the house (donations box) and followed the signed path up to the tower. Following the pattern of the week there were heavy showers (although I have not been caught yet) and led to impressive skies. Good 360 views including the three river crossings. On my way past the house on the way back I got talking to the owners of the House and representatives for the National Trust, only after realizing that it was Sir Tam Dalyell and his wife. Very pleasant and friendly. Well worth a family visit, house open from the beginning of June.

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Slightly damaged 2015-05-29 18:45 - TP6401 (The Mains)

FB Number: S4821   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Pillar with the lowest elevation visited. Followed the field boundary next to the factory units and crossed the drainage ditch using the concrete pipe protection by the marker some 30 metres east of the pillar. Got very wet as the field was in oil-seed rape and visited after a heavy shower. Good views if you like oil refineries.

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Good condition 2015-05-28 18:00 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

FB Number: S3087   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked by the arch on the Braids road and a brisk walk to the summit dodging the heavy showers. As a consequence of the weather I had the hill to myself.

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Damaged 2015-05-26 18:45 - TP6296 (Symington Mill)

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

Parked next to the pillar on a single track road with the engine running and a quick vault over the fence before another car came. Unusually low-lying pillar for this area surrounded by hills.

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Slightly damaged 2015-05-26 18:15 - TP5563 (Quothquan Law)

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

Parked in the fisherman's lay-by to the west and dodged the mad cattle by negotiating a narrow grass verge in a crop field. Great 360 views.

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Good condition 2015-05-26 17:30 - TP3652 (Harten Hill)

FB Number: S6140   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy walk up from the minor road to the south with good parking. Nice views shame about the noise from the A74.

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Good condition 2015-05-24 16:00 - TP4519 (Long Crag Gunnerton)

FB Number: S6625   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Can be clearly seen of the A68, quick 10 minute walk from a handy off-road parking area next to a broken wooden gate. The rock outcrop should be simple to negotiate even on a wet day.

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Good condition 2015-05-24 11:30 - TP3918 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S4027   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easily found on the edge of a public green space tight up against a house boundary on my way north up the M1. Views now limited to the north-west, pillar in good condition protected by vegetation.

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Good condition 2015-05-24 11:00 - TP6940 (Wighay Farm)

FB Number: S4647   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Sunday morning so parked at the farm entrance on the roundabout. In small wooded area almost on the roundabout. Not really into traffic islands but the nearby island at the end of the Hucknall bypass contains a statue of the 'flying bedstead' developed at the nearby aerodrome (soon to be built over), an early attempt at vertical take-off and the forerunner to the Harrier jump-jet.

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Moved 2015-05-23 14:00 - TP3593 (Hampole Wood)

FB Number: S2298   Condition: Moved   Score: 3/10

Shouldn't really count this one as not only has it been moved (assume as a barrier to cars and bikes accessing the footpath) but also no metalwork left. Still, glad the body has been kept.

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Good condition 2015-05-23 10:30 - TP2344 (Coldtown Beacon)

FB Number: S6634   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Rough road up from the A68 to the east. Worth taking a volunteer to open the gates (3). Once at the top great moorland views

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Good condition 2015-05-23 10:00 - TP1484 (Blakemans Law)

FB Number: S7377   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Gate off the A696 closed but no 'keep out' signs so decided to carry on. Road not too bad and parked close to the pillar. Moorland views and lots of skittish sheep.

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Good condition 2015-05-22 19:15 - TP6895 (White Meldon)

FB Number: 10235   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Sixth pillar of the day and by far the best. What a place and well worth the stiff walk from the picnic area below.

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Slightly damaged 2015-05-22 18:15 - TP6987 (Windy Gate)

FB Number: S3585   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Nice easy one this. Parked within sight of the pillar on the lang wang and stuck to the pasture fields. Decent views.

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Good condition 2015-05-22 17:45 - TP4405 (Leven Seat)

FB Number: S9464   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Good views but with the wind from the SW overwhelmed by that landfill odor (remembered from my time working on them many years ago). Shame about the smell and the plastic bags not caught by the perimeter fence because the views are generally good. Perhaps worth a 6 once the landfill is capped.

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Good condition 2015-05-22 17:15 - TP4206 (Kilncadzow Law)

FB Number: S3583   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the nearby bakery and a short walk up to the pillar which is sited next to a mast. Decent views.

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Good condition 2015-05-22 16:45 - TP4842 (Miltonhead)

FB Number: S8761   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bright white surrounded with red chips, and I drove straight past it. A long reverse up a narrow road with no turning places and finally made it. Limited views but nice location.

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Unreachable but visible 2015-05-22 07:30 - TP2018 (Castlandhill Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Could have easily entered the reservoir through a damaged section of the fence but thought better of it. The fence is obviously there for a reason and quite happy with the view I got.

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Good condition 2015-05-21 18:00 - TP3863 (Hill Of Beath)

FB Number: S3169   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant after work walk with a colleague who knows the area well. Follow signed path to summit from minor road to the south of the village of Hill of Beath. Good 360 views and nice location spoiled only by the noise from the nearby M90. Bonus in that it stayed dry.

View of Hill of Beath from the Fife Earth Project ©Borderer
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Damaged 2015-05-20 19:30 - TP5278 (Pagie Hill)

FB Number: S5347   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Can be seen from the M74 and old A74 (B7078). Parked at the entrance to the former Scottish coal conveyor at Mid Rig and slogged straight to the pillar across open moorland which was boggy in places. Best choose a dry day for this one, good views though.

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Good condition 2015-05-20 18:15 - TP1414 (Black Hill (NS77))

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

Followed signs for the National Trust for Scotland site, handy small parking area and short walk to pillar. 360 views would be a lot better without the hundreds of turbines in all directions. Slight crack 2/3 way up the pillar.

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Good condition 2015-05-20 17:45 - TP3478 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S3663   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on adjacent farm road within 100 metres of the pillar. OK views.

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Slightly damaged 2015-05-20 17:15 - TP4575 (Lowriemuir)

FB Number: S3653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked on minor road to south, followed nearly to the pillar by a herd of curious cows. Keep out building signs posted for what looks like a power line upgrade or yet more turbines in the adjacent fields.

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Good condition 2015-05-19 18:30 - TP2714 (Dabshead Hill)

FB Number: S7405   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

What a great location with great 360 views. One of the best Borders pillars visited to date. Parked at Burncastle Farm and followed the made track to near the summit and a short trek across the grass. Friendly locals and a good place to explore the moorland to the north east (information board near by). Seems to have been developed recently with new roads and 'South Fork' type farmhouse.

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Good condition 2015-05-19 13:30 - TP2752 (Dechmont Law)

FB Number: S3242   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In surprisingly good nick considering it's location in a public park. Parked at the golf course and followed the tarmac path up through posh development to the summit. Good 360 views including all three Forth bridges. Spoiled only by aircraft constantly taking off from the airport.

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Good condition 2015-05-18 18:45 - TP5076 (Nether Shiels)

FB Number: 10129   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Managed to dodge most of the heavy showers. Took the green lane to the south up from the Stow road then skirted the western edge of the plantation to the summit. Good views to the north and west and of the new Borders railway on the way down.

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Good condition 2015-05-17 15:30 - TP4043 (Howden)

FB Number: S7564   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the field entrance to the north east and a quick walk to the pillar along the wide field edge avoiding the crops.

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Good condition 2015-05-17 15:00 - TP2806 (Dolphinston)

FB Number: S7501   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nobody around on a showery Sunday so a quick hop over the gate. Pillar in a fenced off compound next to a buried tank - very wet in places.

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Good condition 2015-05-17 14:15 - TP4822 (Military Road)

FB Number: S6623   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Bit of a walk from the nearest (safe) parking spot.

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Good condition 2015-05-15 19:00 - TP3402 (Golf Course)

FB Number: S4617   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Typical golf course pillar - good condition considering.

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Toppled 2015-05-15 18:30 - TP6263 (Sunrise Hill)

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

Oh dear! Spent a lot of time nearby in my youth but have never been here before.

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Good condition 2015-05-15 16:00 - TP2380 (Congel Hill)

FB Number: S4629   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stuck close to the hedge as the field was in crop. Interesting architecture next door and near to the birthplace of Eric Coates.

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Good condition 2015-05-15 15:30 - TP0855 (Annesley Road)

FB Number: S1648   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Surprisingly quiet considering its closeness to the motorway. Easy parking in adjacent lay-by surrounded by colourful oil-seed fields.

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Good condition 2015-05-14 19:00 - TP0992 (Balleny)

FB Number: S3051   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Slight detour on my commute home from Fife. Bitterly cold for mid-May. New fence erected next to the pillar since last logged photo.

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Good condition 2015-05-14 13:00 - TP1421 (Black Hill Wester Bracco)

FB Number: S3615   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Scored with a dry day. Parked by the pen to the north of the radio masts and a direct bog-trot to the pillar.

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Good condition 2015-05-13 19:45 - TP5671 (Riccarton)

FB Number: S3085   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar in good condition, accessed as per previous visitors, lots of oil-seed field close by looking great in the sunshine.

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Good condition 2015-05-13 19:00 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)

FB Number: S3092   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Passed this hill on the daily commute on and off for 20 years and never visited before. Parked at the Ski centre and took the harder route via Caerketton Hill. Best possible view of Edinburgh. 100th logged pillar.

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Damaged 2015-05-12 07:00 - TP1665 (Broken Cross)

FB Number: S5413   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Good luck finding this one. Thrashed around the plantation for half an hour, just about ready to give up when I stumbled across it. All this despite having a site plan courtesy of the opencast next door. Rebuilt the small cairn on the dry stone wall to the north-west as a marker for the next nutcase. Later became manager of the site during restoration but never revisited.

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Good condition 2015-05-10 12:15 - TP3684 (Hawthornside Hill)

FB Number: S7699   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Weather poor so views limited. Easy access along a track from the minor road to the south east. Located about 30 metres on from a concrete barn.

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Good condition 2015-05-10 11:45 - TP4846 (Minto Hill)

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

Followed the signposted Minto Hills footpath from the edge of the golf course. Great views but the weather closed in whilst at the top so cut the visit short. Will come back again on a better day. Pillar painted in what appears to be an off-white magnolia.

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Good condition 2015-05-09 15:30 - TP6956 (Wiltonburn Hill)

FB Number: S7582   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in a passing place on the minor road to the east and a short walk along the made track starting at the bend in the road then following the dry stone wall and straight to the summit. Another cared for white Hawick pillar.

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Good condition 2015-05-09 14:00 - TP1876 (Calfshaw Head)

FB Number: S7687   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from Falnash using forestry tracks to just short of the summit and then a scramble through a tree break. Tree felling works ongoing but not apparently at weekends. Pillar on the edge of the plantation with great westerly views which may change to 360 views shortly (probably for the first time in 30 years) as the tree felling from the east is now close to the pillar.

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Good condition 2015-05-09 13:00 - TP1593 (Branxholmpark Hill)

FB Number: S7576   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the A7 junction and walked up through the tree belt and over the dry stone wall to the pillar, fortunately electric fence not connected. Good 360 views.

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Damaged 2015-05-09 12:15 - TP2113 (Chapel Hill)

FB Number: S7575   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked at the side of the road just past the reservoir and a short walk across open pasture to the pillar. Managed to get between a cow and its calf so had to make it a quick visit. Spider plate now completely missing but the remainder of the pillar in relatively good condition. Good 360 views.

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Good condition 2015-05-09 11:45 - TP3443 (Gray Hill)

FB Number: S7493   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good 360 views, short walk from minor road to the south, parked at gates and headed straight to the brow of the hill

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Good condition 2015-05-08 18:30 - TP1529 (Boon Hill)

FB Number: S7403   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice easy access to this one, very cold otherwise would have spent longer at the top.

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Slightly damaged 2015-05-07 18:45 - TP6491 (Tinto)

FB Number: S8052   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Have driven past this hill many times over the years and seen from many other pillars but first time walked today on way home from work. Everything I expected, great views.

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Good condition 2015-05-06 18:00 - TP2918 (Dungavel West)

FB Number: S5415   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the forestry gate by the mast (noted 2007 log and is still being used as a tipping ground) up the track to the junction then follow the path opposite to the summit. I have never seen so many turbines in one location soon to be joined by more as construction is ongoing on the neighbouring Side Hill.

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Good condition 2015-05-04 15:30 - TP3625 (Harelaw Resr)

FB Number: S6460   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Took a slight detour on the way home from a bank holiday trip to the coast. Pillar seems very high, would have been difficult to use with a milking stool and T2 on the top.

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Good condition 2015-05-04 13:30 - TP5741 (Ross Castle)

FB Number: S3697   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Another easily accessed pillar from this road. Good views to the coast and Cheviots.

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Good condition 2015-05-04 13:00 - TP3601 (Hangwell Law)

FB Number: S3577   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked on the unclassified road and walked through the plantation bridleway to a new wind farm roadway on open access land which leads straight to the pillar. Great views to the coast and across to the Cheviots.

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Good condition 2015-05-04 12:30 - TP6487 (Tinely Moor)

FB Number: S3576   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on the verge of the old A1, gate wide open so a nice stroll along the track straight to the pillar. Doesn't look like the neighbouring quarry is operational so the pillar should be safe for the time being.

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Good condition 2015-05-04 11:00 - TP3044 (Ell Hill)

FB Number: S3568   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Great bank holiday weather for a trip to the coast.

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Good condition 2015-05-04 10:00 - TP2131 (Chatton Park Hill)

FB Number: S3575   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good off-road parking and short walk to the pillar. On your way past look out for the 1500BC cup and ring carvings. Good 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2015-05-02 12:30 - TP4130 (Jardens)

FB Number: S6477   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Passed on way back from Cross Fell. Easy access and convenient verge parking.

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Good condition 2015-05-02 11:00 - TP0695 (Cross Fell)

FB Number: 2979   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Followed track up from Kirkland, strayed from the path in a couple of places and paid for it with wet boots. Up and down before the rain arrived..result.

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Slightly damaged 2015-05-01 18:30 - TP6853 (Wether Law)

FB Number: S3134   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Half hour walk from the Peat Hill pillar, remarkably dry in the lower field at the edge of the tree belt considering the conditions of the last week. Great 360 degree views. Damage doesn't appear to have got any worse based on previous photos.

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Good condition 2015-05-01 18:00 - TP5339 (Peat Hill)

FB Number: 11198   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Pillar in good condition, forest track all the way except for the last 200 metres or so. No views unfortunately.

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Good condition 2015-05-01 13:00 - TP4297 (Knowehead)

FB Number: S3614   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Field still a quagmire. Near to farmhouse so thought I'd ask permission but nobody at home. Considering it's location it was unusually not raining.

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Good condition 2015-04-30 19:00 - TP4275 (Knock Hill)

FB Number: S3207   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Sunshine and threatening clouds meant there were great views of Ben Lomond, North Berwick and Bass rock and down to Tinto Hill views only ruined by the presence of the masts. Spoke to farmer on way up and was fine for access, also found bench mark on the old railway bridge. Amateur night at the race track below with plenty of tyre screaching.

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Good condition 2015-04-28 18:30 - TP4073 (Huntly Covert)

FB Number: S7581   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

What a great location with great all-round views. Lived in the area for 20 years and never ventured along this minor road before. Clear weather after late April snow over the last couple of days. Parked in the forest car park and a short 5 minute walk to the summit.

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Good condition 2015-04-26 13:00 - TP3289 (Gala Law)

FB Number: S7528   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another relatively freshly painted pillar. The path from the Galalaw industrial estate is now clearly marked. There is even a picnic table next to the pillar.

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Good condition 2015-04-26 12:30 - TP3613 (Hardies Hill)

FB Number: S7567   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Adjacent stable busy with Sunday morning riders, farmer happy for me to walk through and up to pillar. Relatively freshly painted as appeared to be the Gala Law and Branxholmpark Hill pillars which were both clearly visible in the sunshine.

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Good condition 2015-04-26 11:30 - TP5439 (Pike Fell)

FB Number: S7606   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Stiff climb from the cattle grid on the B6399. Shattered after Greatmoor Hill pillar trek and will probably regret it in the morning. Off to Hawick on way back.

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Slightly damaged 2015-04-26 09:45 - TP3474 (Greatmoor Hill)

FB Number: S7700   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Hard slog through forest breaks and bog from Kiln Knowe pillar, almost turned back a couple of times but persevered. Welcome coffee in a railway carriage at the Waverley route preserved railway at Whitrope. Slight damage on the southern side not noted previously.

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Slightly damaged 2015-04-26 08:00 - TP4205 (Kiln Knowe)

FB Number: S7698   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked at the side of the B6399 at the end of the track to Riccarton Junction (worth a visit) and followed the forest track on a round about route to the summit. On the way back made straight for the road which was quite easy going.

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Good condition 2015-04-25 16:00 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

FB Number: S3014   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

In my opinion this pillar offers the best view of Edinburgh.

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Good condition 2015-04-25 12:00 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited many times but never logged before. Early in the season so not too busy.

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Slightly damaged 2015-04-25 11:00 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

FB Number: S3012   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Made it to the top before the morning rush. Is this the busiest pillar in the country?

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Unreachable but visible 2015-04-25 10:30 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: S3016   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

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Slightly damaged 2015-04-23 18:30 - TP1910 (Carcant Hill)

FB Number: 10132   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Walked up the forest track from the Heriot road. Kept to the left at the fork and up to the gate in the stone wall. Followed this wall up the steep rise to the summit. Took about 50 minutes for the round trip. Good views N-W-S including yet another new wind farm, condition as logged previously.

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Destroyed 2015-04-22 18:45 - TP5240 (Ormiston Mains)

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

Must buy a new Landranger map for this area as my copy still shows this pillar in place (and no city by-pass). Nice day for a walk though.

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Slightly damaged 2015-04-22 18:30 - TP6533 (Torfichen Hill)

FB Number: S3082   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked at the entrance to the new wind farm on the B7007 and followed the fence opposite heading west to the pillar. Some handy quad bike tracks to walk in for most of the way. Lovely spring evening for the walk which took about an hour for the round trip.

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Good condition 2015-04-22 13:40 - TP4500 (Loch Hill)

FB Number: S3061   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Got talking to the owner of the farm who encouraged me to drive up to the pillar along the green lane. Great April weather, trig point built into the wall so must have been difficult to use.

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Good condition 2015-04-22 13:00 - TP6000 (Skid Hill)

FB Number: S3129   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the former quarry entrance and quick 10 minute walk to the pillar. Terrific April weather.

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Good condition 2015-04-21 17:30 - TP2513 (Craigentinny Golf Course)

FB Number: S3010   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Behind the back gardens of the houses on Craigentinny Avenue North.

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Good condition 2015-04-19 16:00 - TP5869 (Selkirk Common)

FB Number: S7580   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the small lay-by east of the pillar and followed the track. Easy 10 minute walk on our way back home from Minch Moor.

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Good condition 2015-04-19 13:30 - TP4843 (Minch Moor)

FB Number: S9827   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the car park at Traquair and followed the Southern Upland Way to the summit. Lots of mountain bikers due to the Red Bull event at Innerleithen.

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Good condition 2015-04-18 14:00 - TP2241 (Clough Head)

FB Number: S5946   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

As the weather was good and not too tired after the climb, made our way across from Helvellyn via Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd and Great Dodd. Couldn't face the trip back so followed the old coach road and B5322 / A591 back to The Swirls. Took a detour via the old Hilltop Quarries where there are remnants of old narrow gauge railways and wagons.

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Good condition 2015-04-18 11:30 - TP3724 (Helvellyn)

FB Number: S5948   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked in the the lay-by near to The Swirls car park avoiding the ridiculous 7.50 parking charge and followed the path via Browncove Crags. Great weather so followed the ridge along to Clough Head Pillar. Very busy.

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Good condition 2015-04-16 19:00 - TP3438 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S3135   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good views to the north over Edinburgh and the Forth into Fife. Looks like a small new Satellite tv relay has been erected near the pillar for the new housing built below in Lamancha.

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Good condition 2015-04-16 18:15 - TP1689 (Broomlee Hill)

FB Number: S3137   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With no parking signs and POW camp style barbed wire the pillar was difficult to get to considering it's closeness to the road.

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Good condition 2015-04-15 18:45 - TP5870 (Sell Moor)

FB Number: S7479   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Another great borders view from this pillar helped by perfect weather. Parked and took the same route as the previous visitor.

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Good condition 2015-04-15 18:15 - TP6168 (Staunchley Hill)

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

Car park Lauder side of the pylons on the B6362. Need to keep to the left of the stone wall to the summit to gain easy access to the sheepfold. Good views due to great early evening weather.

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Damaged 2015-04-15 13:30 - TP4229 (Kingseat Hill)

FB Number: S3167   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Just about the easiest pillar to find and access to date. Good views to the south.

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Good condition 2015-04-15 12:15 - TP6454 (Thornton)

FB Number: S3166   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Worked on the site next door for nearly 5 years and never new this pillar existed before using this website. Witnessed the tree felling and surprised it survived. Best park in the first lay-by after the St Ninians opencast entrance and head south 100 metres or so towards the concrete structure / clump of felled trees. Mind the water filled drainage ditches!

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Good condition 2015-04-15 11:15 - TP6828 (Wester Balgedie)

FB Number: S3206   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drove past this roadside pillar twice before we spotted it.

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Good condition 2015-04-13 18:50 - TP6394 (The Kip)

FB Number: S7381   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Best route is through the plantation, stick close to the compound fence which is relatively clear of vegetation.

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Good condition 2015-04-13 18:30 - TP3553 (Hadden)

FB Number: S7183   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Can't miss this one, right next to the road with parking.

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Good condition 2015-04-12 15:30 - TP6657 (Upper Blainslie)

FB Number: S7408   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Another pillar close to the southern upland way.

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Good condition 2015-04-11 13:30 - TP5674 (Richmond Park)

FB Number: S3264   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pleasant 30 minute walk from Richmond station. Was supposed to be at Helvellyn this weekend but forecast for the summit was snow and wind chill of -10 so came here instead and didn't need a coat.

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Slightly damaged 2015-04-09 14:15 - TP6319 (Tarelgin)

FB Number: S4336   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Next to the still operational Killoch disposal point and railhead. If in the area it's worth a trip to the nearby Barony 'A' frame.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-08 18:30 - TP3658 (Hartside Hill)

FB Number: S3091   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Used forestry track to the summit mast and the pillar is a little further on. No views from the top or most of the way up due to the plantation. Worth a 10 minute detour to the mast on top of the neighboring Clints Hill which has great 360 views to Pentland Hills / Edinburgh / Fife / North Berwick & Bass Rock / Eildons and down to the Cheviots.

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Good condition 2015-04-08 17:30 - TP5163 (North Kippit Hill)

FB Number: S3059   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Only about 1 metre showing and plate buried. So unless somebody has swapped it for another one, must assume it's the same one as logged previously.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-08 15:00 - TP4149 (Keirsbeath Ridge)

FB Number: S4416   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Found this by mistake when passing. Now claimed by keen gardener.

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Good condition 2015-04-08 11:00 - TP4635 (Manorleys)

FB Number: S3141   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Overlooking the former Westfield opencast site and Lurgi coal gasification plant now nearly demolished.

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Good condition 2015-04-07 18:15 - TP2589 (Crichton Mains)

FB Number: S3074   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short 2 minute walk up a track from the B6367 with fine views over Midlothian.

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Slightly damaged 2015-04-07 17:30 - TP3225 (Fordel Mains)

FB Number: S3072   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Relatively unchanged since used for survey control on the Oxenfoord site north of the old A68 below the pillar some 20+ years ago. Slight damage on southern side.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-06 19:29 - TP6028 (Smailholm)

FB Number: S7476   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

New stock fence erected between the tower and pillar needed to walk around to find a gate opposite to the tower door.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-06 14:30 - TP3952 (Hirsel Law)

FB Number: S7383   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Accessed the pillar as per last logged visit. Great bank holiday weather.

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Good condition 2015-04-06 11:00 - TP2198 (Clarilaw)

FB Number: S7583   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice location on a small rock crest with good views to the Eildon Hills. Parked at C13 Longnewton cemetery (worth a visit) and a half hour walk along decent tracks to the pillar. Great bank holiday weather helped.

Eildon Hills to the left of the pillar and the Black Hill to the right.©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-06 10:00 - TP6403 (The Middles)

FB Number: S7568   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at gate entrance south of Lilliesleaf, short walk to crown of the hill then followed the field boundaries to the pillar. No views due to it's position in a copse but this has protected the plates from the elements.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-06 09:00 - TP3494 (Greenhill)

FB Number: S7572   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Great bank holiday weather. Bumped into shepherd busy lambing. Parked at entrance to the mast on the A7, short walk to the pillar along a made track.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-05 16:00 - TP4933 (Mosshouses Moor)

FB Number: S7395   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy stroll from adjacent road. Pillar in good condition, better than the turbine next door which was making a loud grinding noise.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-05 15:00 - TP3006 (Easter Housebyres)

FB Number: S7398   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great walk along the southern upland way from Gattonside then along the northern side of a dry stone wall following the o/h power lines to the pillar. Terrific weather, 19 degrees in April! Good views to the east, south and west.

©Borderer


Slightly damaged 2015-04-05 11:45 - TP4750 (Meigle Hill)

FB Number: S7571   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Steep walk up from the reservoir at the base of the hill on the Gala side and wet in places due to leaky water tanks. Good views W-N-E including stretches of the new borders railway. Slight cracking around the pillar about 2/3 of the way up, previously repaired.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-05 10:15 - TP1745 (Buckholm Hill)

FB Number: S7477   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at cemetery and followed signs for Dobbies grave, then turned left immediately after crossing the dry stone wall. Good views over Gala.

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Good condition 2015-04-05 09:00 - TP4350 (Langlee Mains)

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

Great views along the Gala water and Tweed valleys. Sunny day and above the mist in the valley below. Parked in the Langlee community woodland car park and followed waymarks through woodland and gorse to the pillar.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-04 14:00 - TP6467 (Three Brethren)

FB Number: S7570   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good walk from Philiphaugh car park through pasture, woodland and moorland, also good for cycling. Great 360 views. Worth a trip to Harehead Hill pillar when up there by following the signs to Tibbie Tamson's grave by the reservoir.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-04 09:00 - TP1254 (Belsesmoor)

FB Number: S7508   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Becoming engulfed by gorse.

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Good condition 2015-04-04 08:30 - TP6392 (The Holmes)

FB Number: S7507   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Best route is to follow the track from the A68 to the mast.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-03 17:30 - TP1687 (Broomieknowe Golf Course)

FB Number: S3071   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

By the 11th tee.

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Good condition 2015-04-03 15:30 - TP4223 (Kings Seat)

FB Number: S3081   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on minor road to the north in a passing place, unfortunately A6094 closed by accident so this road was very busy. Walked through tree-felled area track but wet in places. Further to the comments from the last logged visit this pillar should now be safe.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-04-02 17:30 - TP0922 (Auchencorth Moss)

FB Number: S3139   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Need your wellies for this one. Used this pillar for the survey control in the 1990's for the adjacent opencast site and forget how wet it was. Best to reach via the gate next to the peat farm and stick to the high ground. The tall stone pillars north of the minor road are vents / markers for the Talla aquaduct which you can view if you walk down the track opposite the peat farm entrance.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-03-31 19:00 - TP2799 (Dodridge Law)

FB Number: S3067   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Dodged snow showers on the last day in March to view. Surrounded by stacks of firewood.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-03-31 18:40 - TP5866 (Seggarsdean)

FB Number: S3052   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

New fencing erected at hedge boundary next to the pillar.

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Slightly damaged 2015-03-31 18:30 - TP6556 (Townhead)

FB Number: S3058   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Damaged probably by farm equipment, corner chipped and laying at an angle.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-03-31 18:17 - TP4394 (Leehouses)

FB Number: S3060   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

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Good condition 2015-03-31 18:00 - TP4804 (Middle Mains)

FB Number: S3053   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Surprised this one has survived as it is so close to the road.

©Borderer


Unreachable but visible 2015-03-31 17:30 - TP6800 (West Bank Resr)

FB Number: S3143   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-03-31 17:00 - TP3103 (Falside Hill)

FB Number: S3015   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Great views to the north and east over the Forth. Can almost touch this pillar from your car as it is next to the road.

Snow shower in the distance over Cockenzie PS. ©Borderer


Good condition 2015-03-29 15:20 - TP4259 (Kittyfield)

FB Number: S7397   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First log, good views south to the Eildon Hills and Smailholm Tower and the Black Hill to the east. Partially hidden behind silage bales.

Eildon Hills to the south ©Borderer


Good condition 2015-03-27 13:30 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)

FB Number: S3063   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Great day for visiting this pillar great 360 degree views.

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Good condition 2015-03-27 12:00 - TP4209 (Kilspindie Golf Links)

FB Number: S3157   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great day but windy. Great views over the Forth into Fife. Parked in the golf course car park and found pillar easily with aid of OS map.

©Borderer


Good condition 2015-03-22 15:20 - TP3412 (Gorgum)

FB Number: S7573   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very limited views due to surrounding trees but nicely sheltered from the strong wind!

©Borderer


Good condition 2014-12-31 14:30 - TP0684 (Black Hill (NT72))

FB Number: S7402   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Long walk along the Leader Water from Melrose but worth it. Easy climb to summit from the east with good views. Didn't stay too long as it was freezing.

©Borderer


Good condition 2014-10-12 11:00 - TP6001 (Skiddaw)

FB Number: S1543   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Cheated and parked half way up.

Nearly there ©Borderer


Good condition 2014-08-30 15:00 - TP5828 (Sca Fell)

FB Number: S1537   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Couldn't see a thing at the top. Really cold so we didn't stay long at the summit.

©Borderer


Good condition 2014-08-19 12:00 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)

FB Number: S1595   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

August in Scotland so snow and mist at the summit and -3. Well worth the slog though.

©Borderer


Good condition 2012-08-13 16:30 - TP5376 (Peniel Heugh)

FB Number: S7471   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10


Good condition 2012-04-22 14:25 - TP4897 (Monument Hill)

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

©Borderer


Good condition 2011-09-03 12:00 - TP3393 (Goat Fell)

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

No view due to the mist or perhaps it was just the effects of the night before.


Good condition 2011-03-27 14:45 - TP7501 (St Abbs)

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

©Borderer


Good condition 2010-05-22 05:45 - TP3034 (Eildon Mid Hill)

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

Home pillar that can be seen from my living room. Best views first thing before breakfast or last thing before the pub.

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Good condition 2009-10-12 11:00 - TP0453 (Beachy Head)

FB Number: S1834   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited as part of our Kent and Sussex holiday.

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Good condition 2009-08-15 13:15 - TP7502 (Seahouses)

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


Good condition 2008-10-15 13:00 - TP4337 (Lands End)

FB Number: S8142   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

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Good condition 2000-01-01 00:01 - TP1894 (Camphill Resr)

FB Number: S3075   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The pillar, and reservoir that it sat on were removed during the opencast mining of the Monteith Houses site, an extension to the Blinkbonny Mine in 2002 (sorry about that). I managed to salvage the flush bracket and the instrument plate from the concrete with a great deal of effort but unfortunately neglected to take any photos of the pillar prior to removal. The pillar was used as part of the site control right up until the end using Allermuir Hill and Scald Law as RO's.

©Borderer




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