2019-01-02 14:22 - TP2786 (Dingleton)
FB Number: S3125 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice easy roadside bag on the way home from North Berwick.
2018-11-18 13:27 - TP3540 (Gunsgreen Hill)
FB Number: S7193 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
A nice easy bag. Walked up via the lane from the A1107 and returned via Gunsgreen House...no doubt the golfers would be amused by me photographing the trig from various angles!
2018-10-03 12:00 - TP5986 (Sir William Hill)
FB Number: S4148 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Parked at the corner of the road and hobbled up the stony BOAT, over the stile in the dyke and across the moorland paths to the trig. Fairly decent views but the weather was rather too dull to fully appreciate them.
2018-10-01 13:50 - TP3795 (High Neb)
FB Number: S2157 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Rather a slog along Stanage Edge to bag this one. Decent views across to some notable Peak District peaks however we didn't hang around as it had clouded over and turned rather chilly by that point.
2018-10-01 11:17 - TP6150 (Stanage Edge)
FB Number: S2156 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Nice and easy to locate off the path along the Edge, although a teeny bit of rock hopping was required to access the trig! It was a glorious morning and the views from the Edge were stunning. Went on to bag High Neb afterwards.
2018-09-30 15:35 - TP6856 (Wetton Low)
FB Number: S4169 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
A quick hop up the field paths from Wetton, relatively easy to navigate to the trig, from which there were decent views all around.
2018-09-30 12:15 - TP3018 (Ecton Hill)
FB Number: S2765 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Bagged on circular walk from Wetton. Really fascinating to read all about the mining history in the area. Stunning views across the valley from the trig, however we didn't hang about as it was blowing a hoolie up there!
2018-09-29 16:26 - TP3098 (Fairfield)
FB Number: S2774 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
The last of our Buxton town trigs, and a nice easy one to bag. Picked a grand afternoon for it, and the surrounding scenery looked gorgeous. On the way back, we got on the chat with the landowner of the section of path closest to Bux, a nice guy who was busy clearing the path, as he didn't like the thought of any walkers being stung by nettles...really lovely to encounter a considerate landowner!
2018-08-04 10:43 - TP0666 (Brimmond)
FB Number: S1585 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
In the area for the Iron Maiden concert and decided to bag a local trig. Took the road signed Wynford Farm off the A944 and parked in the car park by the pylon. Nice walk up to the summit through the heather on fairly decent paths. Great views over Aberdeen and the surrounding countryside from the trig if you ignore the conglomeration of masts on the summit. SPOOKY COINCIDENCE...just realised this is TP666...very apt considering we were seeing Iron Maiden that evening!!!
2018-07-13 14:36 - TP2990 (East Lomond)
FB Number: S3163 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Walked to the summit via the rather vertiginous and eroded path from Craigmead, having summited West Lomond earlier in the day. Didn't linger long at the summit as there were too many loud picknickers there for my liking. Descended to the trig (rather weird that it wasn't on the summit!) and back to Craigmead via the masts.
2018-07-13 11:33 - TP0674 (West Lomond)
FB Number: S1615 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Ascended via the relatively easy path from Craigmead and descended via the rather eroded path to the NW which is not recommended as it was rather tricky to negotiate. Weather was rather dour and hazy so we weren't able to appreciate the views from the trig. Went on to summit East Lomond afterwards.
2018-07-11 12:10 - TP5528 (Priest Hill)
FB Number: S7995 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Followed the blue trail up from the Forestry Commission car park, a lovely walk with super views. Views restricted at the trig due to the trees but a nice easy bag, and the trig was in pretty good nick.
2018-07-10 15:04 - TP1694 (Broughton Heights)
FB Number: S5679 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 8/10
Parked in the walkers car park at Broughton Place and headed up via John Buchan Way, Broomy Side and Green Law, following the fenceline to the trig...rather a rollercoaster of a walk, however the views from the top were very impressive. Coincidentally, we had an aerial view of this very range of hills from our plane heading back to Glasgow Airport on Saturday night! The trig was sadly looking a bit worse for wear on one of the bottom corners.
2018-06-24 13:07 - TP6374 (The Curr)
FB Number: S7378 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Bagged on a detour from a circular walk from Kirk Yetholm via Currburn during the heatwave; despite the heat it was a surprisingly easy climb up the Currburn side of the fenceline on the low level Pennine Way route. Great views across the Borders and Cheviot Hills.
2018-06-17 14:37 - TP4043 (Howden)
FB Number: S7564 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Probably picked the wrong time of year to bag this one, as it involved treading carefully through long grass on field edges, trying to avoid nettles & thistles...had to access from neighbouring field as the field the trig was situated in was rather overgrown! Standard field edge trig but decent views across Jedburgh to the hills beyond.
2018-05-07 12:47 - TP6563 (Traprain Law)
FB Number: S3065 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
Great to be back on the trig trail, after 6 months off due to hubby's broken ankle, and chose a good'un to resume. Nice and easy climb, following the path from the car park. Really chuffed to see the ponies on the summit and amazed at how placid they were. Traprain Law is a lovely wee hill with stunning views all round, and the Exmoor ponies are an added bonus, so a perfect 10 from me :-)
2017-10-27 12:12 - TP0929 (Auchineden Hill)
FB Number: S3638 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 9/10
We followed the rocky path from the car park and were captivated by the stunning views across to Loch Lomond and the mountains beyond. Sadly after visiting the trig, things took a turn for the worse along the higher boggy path, when the hubby slipped on mud and fell, resulting in his ankle being fractured in three places. No more trigging for us for a while.
2017-10-06 14:28 - TP0683 (Scald Law)
FB Number: S1573 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Walked up from Threipmuir Reservoir - rather a slog but had a sense of achievement at summiting the highest of the Pentland Hills :-). I reckoned the trig to be in Good condition...have seen a few in worse nick classified as Good!
2017-10-05 12:39 - TP6103 (Sponds Hill)
FB Number: S2755 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Bagged on a walk up the Gritstone Trail from Bollington. We were caught in a squally shower up at the trig and got absolutely soaked through!
2017-10-04 13:04 - TP4911 (Moor Plantations)
FB Number: S4151 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Bagged on a very muddy walk from Winster to Nine Ladies Stone Circle. The Cork Stone is another point of interest just along from the trig.
2017-10-03 12:05 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)
FB Number: S4228 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
A tough climb up from Ladybower via Parkin Clough, but well worth the effort for the stunning views in all directions. It was blowing a gale at the trig, however the sun did come out which was an added bonus. Loved the friendly sheep at the summit!
2017-10-02 12:03 - TP6739 (Wardlow)
FB Number: S4192 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Bagged during a walk from Litton via Tansley Dale and Cressbrook Dale.Typically, the weather closed in as soon as we reached the trig, and the sun came out as soon as we got down off the hill!
2017-10-01 14:30 - TP5057 (Nab Head)
FB Number: S2754 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Parked in Shrigley Road and followed the path as per previous triggers, amused by the various signage. Great views from the trig, even on a miserable day, and more importantly it was my 100th trigpoint! :-)
2017-09-17 14:00 - TP5432 (Philip Law)
FB Number: S7919 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Parked at the Brundeanlaws road end and and headed up the track. Randomly, a little way along the track, we were met by two friendly dachshunds who walked alongside us as far as a cottage further along, which resulted in jovial banter with their owner, when she spotted her dogs being walked by "strange people"! Onward and upward...found the hill a tough wee climb which took my breath away. Fortunately, the cattle on the summit ran off down the hill as we approached. Appeared quite a horsy area, in fact we found a horseshoe up at the trig! I've always been fascinated by the hills in this area when we've driven along the A68 - the stunning views from the trig certainly did not disappoint and we'll certainly return for further exploration.
2017-09-02 14:40 - TP1593 (Branxholmpark Hill)
FB Number: S7576 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Parked at the entrance to the woodland and headed east through the woodland and up the rather steep field, fortunately with no cattle resident. Found a gap in the dyke which required a quick "dive and duck" to reach the field containing the trig. Trig in decent condition, other than a tiny bit of graffiti on the top. Plenty of interest on the hill, which appears to have been a hill fort (complete with standing stone and wee stone circle) and gorgeous views down the valleys. Returned the same way as we arrived as there were cattle in the field immediately below the trig.
2017-08-26 12:42 - TP4057 (Hundleshope Heights)
FB Number: 10131 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 8/10
Followed same route as Borderer, from Keith Fergus's book, but as the weather was rather changeable we came off the hill and returned via Glensax (interesting dilapidated "Wild West" farmstead!). Super views down across Peebles towards the Pentlands from the trig, and the carpeting of heather on all the surrounding hills was an awesome sight.
2017-08-13 12:51 - TP4224 (Kings Seat)
FB Number: S7997 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Bagged on a detour from circular walk from Cocklawfoot that also took in the Windy Gyle trig. Easy hop over the fence from the Pennine Way. Great views over the Cheviot foothills across the Borders.
2017-08-13 11:02 - TP6988 (Windy Gyle)
FB Number: S7999 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Bagged on a pleasant circular walk from Cocklawfoot via Kelsocleuch (beware electric wire across the track!) and Windy Rig. Loved the elevated position of the trig and stunning panoramic views all round. Went on to bag the King's Seat trig before heading back down Clennell Street.
2017-07-30 15:09 - TP4053 (Hummelknows)
FB Number: S7693 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 6/10
Parked opposite Hummelknows road end and walked up track and through fields...a bit of a guddle this one, involving wading through long grass and thistles, bog hopping and fence climbing; however, on the bright side, none of the electric fences were live, we managed to avoid the cattle, and the rain stayed off! Trig located by a dyke but nice open views across to several notable Borders hills.
2017-07-16 14:02 - TP5234 (Orchardhill)
FB Number: S7579 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 7/10
Climbed up steep hill from lay-by and waded through knee-deep grass, nettles and thistles to reach the trig, but well worth the effort for the fantastic views across Hawick and beyond.
2017-07-14 14:14 - TP1660 (Brockhouse)
FB Number: S9846 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 7/10
Parked in large lay-by opposite Brockhouse Farm and walked up tracks and across field to trig - a nice and easy trig to access. Lovely views in all directions from the trig, a very scenic location considering its proximity to the A7.
2017-07-14 12:11 - TP5076 (Nether Shiels)
FB Number: 10129 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Parked in the large lay-by on the minor road from Stow to Fountainhall, walked up the track and through Watherston Forest, and reached the trig via the field edges. Returned via the well-defined field paths and green lane. Great views down across the Borders Railway and up the valley on the way back.
2017-07-12 11:25 - TP1647 (Broad Law)
FB Number: S6127 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
A nice easy to navigate "follow the fence" walk up from the Megget Stane. Great views in all directions from the summit. Loved the red sandstone chips on the trig. Walked back down via Porridge Cairn and an unnamed yet very prominent rocky cairn. When we returned to the fenceline path I managed to tread in a bog - both feet right in over the boots, silly me! Other than the bog snorkelling, a good'un for my 90th trig in the bag :-)
2017-07-11 11:41 - TP6625 (Twin Law)
FB Number: S7524 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Nice and easy walk up the Southern Upland Way from Watch Water reservoir. Interesting pair of cairns which proved very useful for lunchtime shelter. Didn't hang around as it was rather chilly for July and the rain was threatening!
2017-06-25 14:17 - TP3494 (Greenhill)
FB Number: S7572 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
3rd time lucky for us with this one today, our two previous attempts having been abandoned due to the presence of horses/equestrian event in the vicinity of the trig. Easy access, parked just inside the gate to the mast and walked up through the fields. Excellent views in all directions for such a low lying trig.
2017-06-17 13:07 - TP1426 (Black Law)
FB Number: S9830 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Approached along the ridge from Lee Pen, quite a slog across the moors, rewarded by the stunning views along the way.
2017-06-04 11:19 - TP6282 (Sweethope Hill)
FB Number: S7379 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
Parked safely on grass verge on minor road round the corner from the farm, across from the track. Headed along the track, up the field margins and through the gate to reach Sweethope Hill, thus avoiding the cattle. An interesting wee hill, with the fort and stunning panoramic views across the Borders, even on a dull day. Unfortunately the weather closed in after we reached the summit so we didn't linger long, and got totally drookit on the way back to the car! Another fantastic location that trigpointing has taken us to, and we'll most definitely return in more favourable weather conditions :)
2017-06-03 14:13 - TP2835 (Drinkstone Hill)
FB Number: S7566 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Easily access following same route as coinea. Limited views from trig due to woodland in the vicinity, however it was a lovely day for trig bagging and great to be back out among the hills.
2017-05-06 14:51 - TP3613 (Hardies Hill)
FB Number: S7567 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
My first solo trig bag. An easy one to access...fortunately the stables were deserted (probably due to the Hawick Common Riding being in full swing) and then it was straight up the track to the trig. Good views across Hawick and beyond.
2017-04-30 12:24 - TP1869 (Cairnsmore Of Fleet)
FB Number: S1562 Condition: Damaged Score: 8/10
Our first mountain summited (yay!), blustery conditions making it a challenge to stay upright at times on the way up, and we didn't linger long at the trig due to the wind chill! Such a shame to see a trigpoint in such a a sorry state, can imagine it could collapse completely before too long. Couldn't see much from the summit due to the haze, but the sun typically came out soon after we left the summit and we were rewarded with some views on the descent.
2017-04-29 16:00 - TP2810 (Doon Hill)
FB Number: S8192 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Our first D&G trig, accessed by means of slight detour from one of the walks in the Newton Stewart walks booklet.
2017-04-22 13:46 - TP3024 (Edston Hill)
FB Number: 10232 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Approached from White Meldon via South Hill Head and the Roman Road. Fortunately no cattle on the hill today. Loved the stunning views in all directions from this fab wee hill. Made a wrong decision in terms of navigation on the way back and ended up taking a long road for a short cut through the new Edston Woodland forestry plantation, eek!
2017-04-22 12:30 - TP6895 (White Meldon)
FB Number: 10235 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Parked in one of the picnic areas, climbed the fence and forded the burn and headed up to the summit - found it a tough climb but very rewarding for the stunning views. Headed on to bag the Edston trig via South Hill Head.
2017-04-22 09:05 - TP6684 (Ven Law)
FB Number: 10251 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Tried to follow gerryu2's route, however there were was a succession of pairs of metal posts on the right hand side of the road so we just headed into then woods and used Viewranger to navigate to the trig - no issues with loss of GPS signal for us. Loved the copper paint on the metal parts, hadn't seen anything like that before :)
2017-04-08 14:29 - TP5870 (Sell Moor)
FB Number: S7479 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Followed BigJ's route, nice easy route to the trig, and fortunately the recent dry spell meant that the mud wasn't as bad as it could've been! Decent panoramic views in all directions up at the trig. Shame about the graffiti on the spider.
2017-04-02 15:00 - TP5264 (Overwells)
FB Number: S7565 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Parked at side of minor road from Crailinghall to Wildcatgate and followed field edges and climbed gate to reach the trig. Hedgerow trig with decent views.
2017-04-02 13:04 - TP4353 (Langside Law)
FB Number: S7908 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 7/10
Parked at Pennymuir and walked down Dere Street via Towford and uphill as far as the concrete shelter and then following the grassy track to the summit of Langside Law. Super panoramic views in all directions from the trig, which was slightly damaged on one of the top corners but otherwise in good nick. Made a circular walk out of it, following the track along to Buchtrig (where we encountered a very friendly farmer who complimented us on being considerate walkers) and then following the road back up to Pennymuir. An altogether pleasant walk with easy navigation along grassy paths, walker-friendly gates and no barbed wire or electric fencing to circumnavigate, which points I complimented said friendly farmer on! :)
2017-03-26 14:55 - TP1055 (Barrel Law)
FB Number: S7569 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Parked on the verge just before the gate across the road to Todrig, then realised we could've driven further along. Easy navigation up to the trig from Todrig via a well defined grass track. Decent views from up top, however the general area was a bit too desolate for my liking, as well as being rather eerie with all derelict residences in the vicinity, and the bones strewn around (including a sheep's skull!). Our 75th trigpoint in the bag, and glorious sunny day for it :)
2017-02-05 14:20 - TP6956 (Wiltonburn Hill)
FB Number: S7582 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Parked in the lay-by down the minor road a bit from Whitehaugh and headed up the track. Was trying to work out which side of the dyke to go up, when the hubby rather unhelpfully decided to doubt my map reading skills and announce we were heading in the wrong direction!! After an unnecessary climb of the hill opposite, I took great pleasure in telling him he was wrong and we turned tail back up to the trig, by which time the rain had come on, grrr. Fab views from the trig even though it was rather mizzly. Shame the trig isn't looking so white nowadays though...and och we forgot to look for the wee cross :o
2017-02-04 12:11 - TP4430 (Linton Hill)
FB Number: S7435 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Nearly didn't do this one as hubby was stressing about where to park, and it didn't help matters that the hunt were in the vicinity. After nearly giving up, we eventually parked on the verge at Linton Bankhead and walked down to the War Memorial. Followed the track all the way to the mast...no issues with cattle, electric fences or dogs but it was rather a mud bath! Unfortunately the weather closed in when we were almost at the summit so we didn't get a chance to appreciate those stunning views of the Cheviots. Returned to the car via the same route, battling through the mud amidst sleety hail and rain...got absolutely soaked through, and of course the sun had the cheek to come out as soon as we got back to the car!!!
2017-02-04 11:01 - TP6832 (Wester Softlaw)
FB Number: S7389 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Have driven past this one many times in the past without realising it was there! Bagged en route to Linton Hill but prob should've done them the other way round weatherwise lol. Decent views for such a low-lying trig.
2017-01-29 15:11 - TP4612 (Mainberry)
FB Number: S7406 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Parked on roadside verge and accessed the trig via field edges. As I've said before, am not a fan of hedgerow trigs, but a trig's a trig! ;)
2017-01-29 14:06 - TP3110 (Fans Hill)
FB Number: S7396 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 9/10
Parked down on the roadside and accessed the trig easily via minor road and field edges. Very impressive panoramic views in all directions and we were able spot a fair few Borders landmarks from the summit - absolutely breathtaking. Finally, a bonus at this time of year that we weren't bothered by cattle - hoorah! :)
2017-01-22 13:48 - TP3289 (Gala Law)
FB Number: S7528 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Followed the track up the hill, not realising we should've taken the waymarked path to the viewpoint, but managed to navigate our way to the trig easily - ended up on the wrong side of the fence up at the trig but managed to squeeze through. A bit too dreich to fully appreciate the views but we imagine they would be pretty impressive on a nice day.
2017-01-21 11:58 - TP1386 (Birkenside)
FB Number: S7394 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Bagged the trig by making a detour from the Earlston Paths Huntshaw circular walk. After being thwarted by barbed wire at the bottom of the neighbouring field, we ended up walking along the top edge of the field and nearly walked past the trig, as it was so overgrown with gorse! Restricted views due to the neighbouring woods, but nice open view across the fields to the Eildons through the mist.
2017-01-03 11:48 - TP4988 (Murton Whitehouse)
FB Number: S7231 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Parked by the plantation on the minor road to the south west of trig, louped the gate and tiptoed through the plantation, hopping over the "horses' doovers" and boggy patches, locating the trig in the corner of the field. We encountered a small flock of very friendly sheep, who were more than happy to partake in selfies at the trig :) Decent views in all directions for such a low-lying trig.
2017-01-02 11:35 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)
FB Number: S3092 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Parked at the Midlothian Ski Centre (shame it was closed today) and did a lovely circular walk taking in Caerketton, Allermuir and Capelaw Hills. Although the wind chill was biting on the summit, we stood for a while taking in the stunning views across Edinburgh and beyond, including the new Queensferry Crossing. Our first venture into the Pentlands and we were very impressed with the walking and scenery, so we'll be back to explore further, hopefully when it's a wee bit warmer!
2016-12-27 13:47 - TP1008 (Bank Hill)
FB Number: S7504 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Parked along the road from the junction to the south and walked straight up the hill, then discovered we were on the wrong side of the dyke...then discovered the GOML landowner had gone rather gung-ho with the barbed wire. There was a walking access gate facing us, however it was barricaded off on both sides with secured metal gates and barbed wire. We walked down the dyke side to see if there was an alternative means of access and found another walking access gate, this time with a line of thigh-high barbed wire at both sides (see photo). We were determined to get through, which necessitated in crawling under the barb and climbing over the gate (which had also been secured shut). Complete arrogance on the part of the landowner as there was no livestock in any of the fields! Anyhoo, onto the trig...decent views down to Cessford Castle and across to Hare Law, where we'd been earlier in the day. We didn't linger long at the trig as we had the return via the assault course to look forward to!
2016-12-27 11:08 - TP3621 (Hare Law)
FB Number: S7577 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Parked at the cattle grid at Whitton Edge and walked up Dere Street then cut across a couple of young forestry plantations, their associated ditches keeping us on our toes! It was a glorious morning and the views across to the Cheviots were absolutely stunning. We decided to make a circular walk out of it, but that wasn't one of our better decisions as it involved a rather laborious trek across further forestry plantations, clearfell sites, long grass and bogs!
2016-11-19 11:26 - TP3570 (Halidon Hill)
FB Number: S6232 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 7/10
This was our 2nd attempt at bagging this one...took the wrong track the last time and ended up in the pig farm lol :o . Parked at the viewpoint and went along the track down the road from the viewpoint this time and along the field edge to the trig. Nice views across Berwick and beyond. An absolutely stunning morning but we didn't linger long as it was rather chilly! Nice to get this one in the bag at last anyhow :) (Trig condition is slightly damaged due to a small chunk which has broken away from one of the edges)
2016-11-12 12:37 - TP2385 (Constable Hill)
FB Number: S7526 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Approached along the ridge from Dabshead Hill, up the track and onto the moor via the grassy slopes by the grouse butts. These moorlands are a bit too bleak for my liking....we didn't linger long anyhow as it turned rather chilly when we were up there. We returned to Burncastle via the main track.
2016-11-12 11:01 - TP2714 (Dabshead Hill)
FB Number: S7405 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Parked at Burncastle and took the easy way up, approaching the trig from the east. To echo a previous post, we found the locals to be very friendly; the hunt were also in the vicinity but we managed to keep out of each other's way! Loved the leaning standing stone next to the trig, and the fab views all around. It was such a lovely morning we decided to venture on to Constable Hill, paying our respects to Pip on the way.
2016-11-05 14:21 - TP1529 (Boon Hill)
FB Number: S7403 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Nice and easy to locate up the signposted track at the corner of the roadside. Didn't find the track too muddy, however I trod in a massive cowpat when I was taking a photo of the trig!! Decent views across to Black Hill, the Eildon Hills and the Lammermuirs.
2016-10-30 13:44 - TP6168 (Staunchley Hill)
FB Number: S7407 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Parked in the large layby on the Lauder to Stow road and followed the path and dyke up to the sheepfold. Ended up on the wrong side of the dyke and had to loup over it! Trig was looking a wee bit forlorn in among the long grass, but nicely sheltered from the elements. We decided to make a walk out of it and carried on along the track to join the SUW back into Lauder, returning to the car via the Lauder Burn. A lovely walk showing off the pretty autumn colours; our first walk in Lauderdale and we were impressed with the scenery. Trigpointing has led us to explore some fantastic locations :)
2016-10-29 12:07 - TP4044 (Hownam Law)
FB Number: S7376 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Nice easy access - parked at the Cliftoncote road end, straight up the track, then up by the drystone dyke and through the gate at the top and followed paths through the heather to the summit. We reached the summit just in time to bag the trig and take in the stunning views before the mist rolled in!
2016-10-22 14:07 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)
FB Number: S3087 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Our second Edinburgh trig today. Parked across the road from the arch on Braid Road and straight up the path to the trig. Lovely to see a gleaming, freshly painted trig - reckon it must be the most pristine of the 57 we've visited so far :) Stunning views over the city and beyond and a very detailed toposcope. It's been pure bliss exploring these hills today, havens of tranquility in the middle of the city, and thankfully a lot more civilised than Arthur's Seat!
2016-10-22 13:29 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)
FB Number: S3014 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
First of two Edinburgh trigs today. Parked on Oswald Road and a nice easy walk up to the trig via the pond. Fantastic views across the city - didn't linger long at the top as the rain came on but we hope to return on a nice sunny day!
2016-10-05 12:34 - TP1406 (Black Edge)
FB Number: S2775 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Rather a slog up from the Corbar Hill through heather and boggy moorland. Decent views from the trig but it was blowing a gale up there so we didn't linger long! This was our 6th Trig bagged over 4 days in the Peaks :)
2016-10-05 10:56 - TP2407 (Corbar Hill)
FB Number: S2767 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
First of a 2 trig walk that also took in Black Edge. Our first time there and we were impressed with the views over Bux. Loved the cross adjacent to the trig...reminded us of the mountains in Austria :)
2016-10-04 16:06 - TP3972 (Hollinsclough Moor)
FB Number: S2777 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
A nice easy one to bag - parked in lay-by opposite and nipped over the broken dyke. These fieldside trigs don't do much for me but a trig's a trig ;)
2016-10-04 11:45 - TP3813 (High Wheeldon)
FB Number: S4154 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Walked up from Longnor, a tough climb up the steep side of the hill on a rather blustery day. The views from the top were impressive in the ever-changing light. Descended over the other side of the hill, which was a lot less steep! Felt so exhilarated after this one that we went on to climb Parkhouse :)
2016-10-03 13:06 - TP0949 (Back Tor)
FB Number: S2145 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Bagged the trig during a pleasant 9.5 mile circular walk taking in Ladybower and Derwent Edge. Was determined to get up to the trig...found the scramble rather a challenge and was really chuffed with myself for managing to do it!
2016-10-02 14:16 - TP4172 (Kerridge Hill)
FB Number: S2757 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
Parked at Tegg's Nose and had a lovely circular walk with our Cheshire bestie that took in the Kerridge Trig and White Nancy. Have given this one a perfect 10 as it was a perfect afternoon - gorgeous weather, stunning views, great company and more importantly it was my 50th trig!! :)
2016-09-25 14:45 - TP3008 (Easter Wooden)
FB Number: S7434 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Stopped off to bag this one on the way back from Staerough. Not the most exciting trig, stuck in a hedgerow, but a trig's a trig and that's our 49th one in the bag - bring on the 50th! :)
Moi posing at the trig :) ©Moira293
2016-09-25 12:46 - TP6141 (Staerough Hill)
FB Number: S7470 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Nice bimble up from Hayhope, easy navigation to the trig and decent views. Rather gusty up top and rain threatening so we didn't longer long. Went back along the ridge and down the other side of the hill, returning to Kirk Yetholm via the Pennine Way.
2016-09-17 13:47 - TP5996 (Skelfhill Pen)
FB Number: S7510 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Parked at Old Northouse and walked along the forest road, a tough boggy slog up the forest edge then straight up the steep side of the hill. Skelfhill Pen is an interesting wee peak and we were very impressed with the panoramic views from the summit. Descended over the other side of the hill, a lovely little ridge with fantastic views. Decided to go back down the eastern edge of the forest, which was equally as boggy. Crossed the watercourse at the gap and re-entered the forest, battling with knee-deep bracken and heather and then having a struggle circumnavigating Alderybar Cottage and adjacent quarry before eventually rejoining the forest road, hooray! :)
2016-09-11 15:02 - TP5366 (Penchrise Pen)
FB Number: S7696 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Walked up the track from Barns...rather a bootcamp of a trek, which was apt considering the history of a site. Although the hill is a sharp peak, the ascent was easy. The scenery round about is a bit too desolate for my liking, however the views from the summit were excellent, helped along by lovely sunny weather...although it was blowing a howling gale up top!
2016-09-10 13:35 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)
FB Number: S3063 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
Walked up the path from the car park - a surprisingly easy climb for a hill that appears to be rather steep from the distance. Plenty of photographic interest with the ruin and replica whalebones in addition to the trig, and absolutely stunning views in all directions. Lovely to see another gleaming white trig and I loved the "Live for the Moment" message, even if it does happen to be graffiti :) Well worth the journey up from the Borders to get this one in the bag.
2016-09-04 14:21 - TP4918 (Morebattle Hill)
FB Number: S7505 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Parked in Morebattle and walked up through the fields from Morebattle Mains, circumnavigating bulls and a double electric fence along the way. Turned into a gorgeous afternoon and the views from the trig were very impressive. Decided to go back over the other side but went through the woods and ended up in the grounds of Corbet House, oops! Managed to get out along the drive and out onto the road back to Morebattle...noticed a large number of cattle on the lower slopes of the hill on the way past so were relieved we hadn't returned that way.
2016-08-28 15:08 - TP6947 (William Law)
FB Number: S7478 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Parked in the Tilhill Forestry Ladhopemuir car park and entered field at opposite side of road. Took a wee bit of trial and error til we found our way - luckily we picked a friendly herd of cattle to walk past! It was quite a slog through sodden long grass, bracken and heather but well worth it for the views from the trig. The last of our Gala trigs bagged and I reckon we left the best til last! We took a more direct route back to the road, avoiding the long grass and bracken (and a further few herds of cattle!)
2016-07-10 10:17 - TP4035 (Hough Hill)
FB Number: S3454 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 7/10
Staying in the area on stopover on the way back home from the hols and searched the database for a trig to bag and this was the closest. Parked down the lane and walked through a jungle of a bridle path to get to the trig but the views were decent for not a lot of climbing. My first "decorated" trig - loved the red roses.
2016-06-19 15:23 - TP6403 (The Middles)
FB Number: S7568 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Parked at entrance to East Middles. Met friendly farmer and his wife, who kindly warned us about boisterous blond cattle in the top field! Fortunately no bovine encounters on this occasion...a quick jump over gate and along edge of crop field to search for the trig, which took a bit of finding as it was almost completely overgrown and sadly impossible to access.
2016-06-19 14:30 - TP4073 (Huntly Covert)
FB Number: S7581 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Easy access - parked on roadside just past entrance to Hartwoodmyres Forest and a short hop across the moor and tiptoe through the buttercups to the trig. Good views to the Eildons and Selkirk Hills.
2016-06-18 15:39 - TP4259 (Kittyfield)
FB Number: S7397 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
A pleasant wander up from Gattonside. First section of path was rather muddy as a result of recent heavy rain but fine after it levelled off out of the trees. Easy access to the trig following tractor tracks through crop field. Good views to Eildons and Black Hill.
2016-06-05 13:21 - TP3622 (Harehead Hill)
FB Number: S7527 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Lovely walk through the woods and fields from Philiphaugh visitor centre. Very impressed with the 360 degree panoramic views from the trig, and very thoughtful of the landowner to place a bench beside the trig, ideal for our lunch stop :)
2016-05-29 15:54 - TP6657 (Upper Blainslie)
FB Number: S7408 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Easily accessed from Southern Upland Way. Views peppered with pylons but a trig's a trig! :)
2016-05-29 13:56 - TP4933 (Mosshouses Moor)
FB Number: S7395 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Very easy to access from the roadside at Mosshouses. The closest I've ever been to a wind turbine, but better that than a pylon ;)
2016-05-11 19:23 - TP5257 (Over Roxburgh)
FB Number: S7434 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Walked along the edge of a crop field then found ourselves on the wrong side of an electric fence when we reached the trig, d'oh!
2016-05-08 13:04 - TP6434 (The Wiss)
FB Number: 10133 Condition: Damaged Score: 7/10
So sad to see a trig in such a state. Lovely views despite it being rather hazy today. That heather was something else!!
2016-05-02 13:57 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)
FB Number: S3012 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 8/10
Challenging weather conditions - heavy rain shower on the way up and hail plus howling gale at the summit. Had to wait in a queue to scramble up to the trig - as I was rather tentative at the prospect, several rude people jumped the queue! We were rewarded for our efforts with sunshine and stunning views on the way down.
2016-05-01 14:11 - TP5869 (Selkirk Common)
FB Number: S7580 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy trig to bag, close to the roadside.
2016-04-24 15:35 - TP3412 (Gorgum)
FB Number: S7573 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
A wee bit tricky to find but managed to navigate using mapping on phone. No views from this one but good to get another of the Gala trigs ticked off :)
2016-04-06 14:48 - TP1376 (Birchen Edge)
FB Number: S2154 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Second trig of 2 trig walk which also included White Edge. Our 6th and final Peak District trig bagged in 4 days!
2016-04-06 12:53 - TP6878 (White Edge)
FB Number: S2132 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Bagged on a lovely walk that started off at the Robin Hood and also took in the Birchen Edge trig. A day of very varied weather - got caught in a hail storm early on and luckily managed to dodge another couple of showers when we were up on the moor.
2016-04-05 16:25 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)
FB Number: S4230 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
So windy on the summit - we were being blown sideways and had to cling on to the trig!!
2016-04-04 14:28 - TP0942 (Axe Edge)
FB Number: S2766 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Second trig of a 2 trig walk with Bux John....a tough boggy slog up from the Burbage Edge trig in very soggy weather conditions; treading in the bog over the top of my boot adding to the miserableness!!
2016-04-04 13:20 - TP1769 (Burbage Edge)
FB Number: S4232 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
First trig of a 2 trig walk with Bux John - nice walk up via the golf course and lovely views across Buxton.
2016-04-03 14:28 - TP6422 (The Roaches)
FB Number: S2598 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Bagged during a lovely walk from the Roaches to Meerbrook with our Cheshire bestie. Loved the views from up there and all the weird and wonderful rock formations :)
2016-03-20 15:06 - TP4350 (Langlee Mains)
FB Number: S7525 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice and easy to navigate from the Buckholm trig - find these trigs that aren't on top of the hills rather odd!
2016-03-20 14:02 - TP1745 (Buckholm Hill)
FB Number: S7477 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Walked straight up the hill from the car park just off High Buckholmside....a wee killer of a hill! Rather odd that the trig wasn't quite at the top of the hill. Went on to visit the Langlee Mains trig from there, via Ladhopemuir.
2016-03-06 15:09 - TP4846 (Minto Hill)
FB Number: S7495 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Nice and easy walk up the track across the road from the golf course. Loved the log bench next to the trig and the view across to Ruberslaw.
2016-03-06 13:58 - TP1254 (Belsesmoor)
FB Number: S7508 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Parked in wide entrance up the road from the track and accessed the trig via the fields. Had to fight with gorse to get to the trig but rewarded with decent views across to the Eildons.
2016-02-28 12:03 - TP6894 (White Law)
FB Number: S7475 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Parked at Bowdenmoor and made up a nice circular walk that took in the trig, via Holydean and returning via Lady Moss. Lovely views across to the Eildons and the mast at Lindean.
2016-02-14 13:11 - TP4750 (Meigle Hill)
FB Number: S7571 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 6/10
A challenging but fun walk in deep snow from Clovenfords - it was a total white out for a while but cleared up by the time we reached the trig.
2015-12-27 12:03 - TP6028 (Smailholm)
FB Number: S7476 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Another of our local trigs - fortunately no cattle about on this occasion!
2015-10-25 14:26 - TP2198 (Clarilaw)
FB Number: S7583 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Approached from Birselees across the fields, the only livestock we encountered were inquisitive rams! Trig is located on a hillfort with decent views across to the Eildon Hills and Ruberslaw.
2015-10-04 15:00 - TP5970 (Shutlingsloe)
FB Number: S2760 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
A lovely walk with our Cheshire bestie. Parked on the Wildboarclough road and walked up the paved path and down the other (very steep....I took a tumble!) side towards Shutlingsloe Farm. Absolutely loved the views from the top - had been wanting to go up there for years but never had the opportunity. Nice decorative feature on the trig :)
2015-09-27 14:38 - TP5763 (Rubers Law)
FB Number: S7496 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
A very enjoyable circular walk up from Denholm. Nice and easy climb up to the summit and gorgeous views from the top. Lovely well maintained trig complete with Borders Exploration Group plaques.
2015-04-05 14:38 - TP3006 (Easter Housebyres)
FB Number: S7398 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Easily accessed from the Southern Upland Way during a circular walk from Gattonside that took in the Byres Lochs. Decent views across to the Eildons and Black Hill.
2015-04-02 13:03 - TP4843 (Minch Moor)
FB Number: S9827 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Parked at Traquair and walked up the Southern Upland Way - found it relatively easy going considering it was uphill all the way! Lovely views from the top.
2015-03-30 11:19 - TP4549 (Loughrigg Fell)
FB Number: S5470 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Approached from Ambleside and returned via Loughrigg Terrace. Didn't linger long at the top as it was a biting cold wind. Decent views from the top despite the dreich weather.
2014-11-30 12:15 - TP3034 (Eildon Mid Hill)
FB Number: S7474 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Gorgeous weather and stunning views in all directions across the Borders.
2014-10-05 13:48 - TP6366 (The Cloud)
FB Number: S2651 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
A lovely walk with our Cheshire bestie, starting at Timbersbrook, an easy climb to the summit - absolutely loved the views across the Cheshire plain and beyond...stunning views for such little effort! :)
2014-08-31 14:57 - TP4970 (Muirhouselaw)
FB Number: S7910 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Enjoyed the good views across to the Eildon Hills from this trig, but didn't enjoy our encounter with a scary herd of stampeding cattle!
2014-08-24 15:07 - TP0684 (Black Hill (NT72))
FB Number: S7402 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
Nice walk up from Earlston and great views in all directions from the top.
2014-04-01 10:55 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)
FB Number: S1627 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
Have been up the Great Orme many times but this was my first visit to the trigpoint - a gorgeous day and absolutely stunning views in all directions :)
2014-03-31 14:37 - TP4448 (Little Ormes Head)
FB Number: S7323 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Had visited Llandudno many times and was always curious about the Little Orme so now that I've started trig bagging that was even more incentive to check it out - lovely to see a different view across the town.
2014-03-23 13:46 - TP5376 (Peniel Heugh)
FB Number: S7471 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Nice walk up from Harestanes and super views from the trig.
2014-01-26 14:44 - TP6392 (The Holmes)
FB Number: S7507 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
My local trig...easily accessed from the A68 opposite the donkey sanctuary. Hedgerow trigs don't do much for me, however there are surprisingly good views across to the Eildon Hills and Black Hill considering this is such a low lying trig.
2013-11-23 13:55 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)
FB Number: S3006 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Fantastic views across Edinburgh and beyond.
2013-10-07 14:03 - TP5950 (Shining Tor)
FB Number: S2773 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Walked up from Errwood, nice easy walk up a paved path to the summit. Love the view across to Shutlingsloe :)
2013-02-17 15:27 - TP6467 (Three Brethren)
FB Number: S7570 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
Walked up from Philiphaugh - love the stunning views from up there, particularly across to the Eildon Hills :)