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Good condition 2018-06-23 19:54 - TP1596 (Brathens)

FB Number: S5466   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2018-06-23 18:28 - TP2520 (Craiglash)

FB Number: S5598   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2018-06-23 16:36 - TP6215 (Stot Hill)

FB Number: S5603   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2018-06-23 14:42 - TP4829 (Mill Maud)

FB Number: S8717   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2018-06-23 12:49 - TP2523 (Craiglich)

FB Number: S8693   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2018-06-18 14:14 - TP6094 (Speinne Mor)

FB Number: S9798   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th July 1958, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/12 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1981. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked in track entrance at NM537504 off SW side of A848. Followed mapped track to where it ends as shown on maps at NM528488. Then followed a route through between lines of trees for around 150m southwards until reaching firebreak. Followed firebreak upwards until reaching open hill at NM529484. From there, a near beeline 3km route avoiding peat bogs eventually reaches the summit. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement 120°. Presumable vented through left (SW) sight hole which is boulder blocked, other three are plugged. Potential for extensive 360° panoramic view which was all but lost to atrocious weather on day of visit.

S9798 - Speinne Mor & self


Good condition 2018-06-18 08:59 - TP4740 (Meall Nan Gabhar)

FB Number: S9703   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th July 1958, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T28 during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parking for a few cars just into forest entrance at NM506452. Followed forest track to bend at NM519434 then up through mapped firebreaks as mapped at 1:25K to summit. Trig beyond true summit under tree. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 161°. Vented through back (NNW) sight hole. Views long since lost to surrounding trees.

S9703 - Meall Nan Gabhar & self


Good condition 2018-06-17 14:31 - TP1878 (Caliach Point)

FB Number: S9710   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th July 1958 costing £34.7s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T11 during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in September 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southeast. Parked by midden, north side of road at NM356538 as advised, had asked shepherd who said that farmer didn't like people parking by turning circle. Followed mapped track to its end that followed boundery wall to ridge / third gate, and beeline route keeping high thereafter. Open grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 138°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt can be observed. Coastal view includes Coll, Muck Eigg, Ardnamurchan.

S9710 - Caliach Point & self


Good condition 2018-06-17 11:02 - TP4845 (Mingary Ard)

FB Number: 10317   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th July 1958 costing £17.11s.4d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/3 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in September 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE via trig pillar S8714. Parked, by south side of B8073, not in passing place, just beyond bend and track to comms masts at NM444519. Direct route via mapped forest tracks until out onto open pasture at NM418561. Track west round to Mingary (cottage) through gate to right to right of curtilage then via more gates, used GPS to speed up the process. Open grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement 42°. Vented through three sight holes, port below FB still plugged, pillar bolt can be observed. Views across the sea include Coll and Ardnamurchan. View inland includes Meall An Inbhire.

10317 - Mingary Ard & self


Good condition 2018-06-17 08:54 - TP2766 (Dervaig)

FB Number: S9714   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd July 1958 costing £34.17s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T12 during 1960. Relevelled for height to Class 1 precision, secondary standards in 1978 and verified in July 1979. Last maintained by the OS in September 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked, by south side of B8073, not in passing place, just beyond bend and track to comms masts at NM444519. Straight up and over heathery outcrop to small top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 92°. Vented through three sight holes, port below FB still plugged, innards blocked with debris. View towards coast blocked by conifers, view inland to hills lost in cloud on day of visit.

S9714 - Dervaig & self


Good condition 2018-06-16 21:06 - TP4717 (Meall An Inbhire)

FB Number: S9713   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st July 1958 costing £35.19s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/4 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in September 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked just west of cattle grid on unclassified road at NM467550. Walked steep road up to comms masts, pillar on open grassy lump beyond the masts. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 143°. Vented through three sight holes, right (NE) face remains plugged, innards filled with litter. Full 360° panoramic view includes Coll, Ardnamurchan, Morvern, Speinne Mor, and is cluttered by all the neighbouring comms masts.

S9713 - Meall An Inbhire & self


Good condition 2018-06-16 20:25 - TP0490 (Tobermory)

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

FBMs are benchmarks, not trig points! :-)


Good condition 2018-06-16 17:06 - TP1223 (Beinn Nan Lus)

FB Number: S9718   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th July 1958 costing £30.4s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/21 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1981. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NNW. Parked in entrance to unmapped forest track at NM582427. Followed this track in the hope that it would lead to somewhere near Beinn Bhuidhe (243m), which it did. Followed the mapped fire break to the east of the Beinn which leads to open hill at NM583409. Climbed the NW slope of Beinn na h-Uamha, continued to the 413m (high point) top of Beinn Bhuidhe and over to the trig on Beinn Nan Lus. Pillar in fair condition, some weather damage to surfaces. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 88°. Vented through right (N) sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Speinne Mor, Ardnamuchan, Morvern, Ben More. Return route, decended ENE beeline to mapped estate track and followed that back to A849. Note the estate provide free parking for walkers at NM596425.

S9718 - Beinn Nan Lus & self


Good condition 2018-06-16 13:36 - TP6444 (Thorcaill)

FB Number: 10365   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th October 1958 costing £68.0s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T29 during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in August 1960. Last maintained by the OS in August 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Free forest car park provided at NM661423. Followed mapped forest track to a marker post NM664422 then a feint boggy path leads through the foliage to the coast. The trig pillar is on a small island which is cut off at high tide. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 180°. Vented through back (north) sight hole. The panoramic coastal view spans 225° from northwest through north and east to SSE over the Sound of Mull. Inland aspect lost to nearby woodland.

10365 - Thorcaill & self


Good condition 2018-06-16 10:56 - TP6614 (Tur Mor)

FB Number: 10237   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th July 1958 costing £18.7s.10d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T23 during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1965. Last maintained by the OS in September in 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked in entrance to forest, NW side of A848 at NM553458. Gate from road approximately 50m SW of forest entrance. Beeling route to top. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition, repainted since September 2016. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces west, compass measurement 259°. Vented through back (E) and right (S) sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view includes an aspect across the Sound of Mull to Morvern.

10237 - Tur Mor & self


Damaged 2018-06-12 10:01 - TP1205 (Beinn Na Boineide)

FB Number: S9410   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th October 1957 costing £126.14s.9d. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards during 1958. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T56 in 1959. Last maintainedby the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from SSE. Parked in wide forest entrance at NG305504. Followed track to firebreeak at NG302514. Climb firebreak until out on open hill, route tough at start but gets easier. Belline route across open hill over tussocks and deep heather to top. Open grazinbg hill. Pillar has chipped apex, front right, trunk otherwise good. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, compass measurement 238°. Vented through front and back sight holes, left hole breaking open. An alternative possible route would be to approach from the south using the eastbound layby at the road summit. Full 360° panoramic view includes Beinn Bhreac, North Uist, Harris, Cuillin ridge, Rum, Canna, Ben Horneval, MacLeod's Tables.

S9410 - Beinn Na Boineide & self


Slightly damaged 2018-06-12 07:45 - TP1275 (Ben Horneval)

FB Number: S9360   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th April 1957 costing £60.0s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/39 within the Skye block during 1957. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Layby on west side of B850 near high point at NG277501. Line of sight pathless route up hill around crags, over tussock and heather combination to top. Open grazing hill. Pillar in fair condition, horizontal crack mid height, otherwise good. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, compass measurement 255°. Vented through back (SE) sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Dunvegan Head, North Uist, Harris, Beinn Na Boineide, Wiay, Canna, MacLeod's Tables.

S9360 - Ben Horneval & self


Good condition 2018-06-11 15:52 - TP6773 (Waterstein Head)

FB Number: S9362   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th April 1957 costing £59.8s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T84 during 1957. levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from ESE. Parked by east side of unclassified road by cattle grid at NG158477. Note this raod is very badly potholed all the way from Borrodale. Followed along northeast side of mapped (1:25K) fenceline to junction of fneces at NG155470. Then random but near beeline route to top over better grazing ground to summit. Pillar on cliff side of protectective clifftop fence! Column in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, compass measurement 18°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Full 360° panoramic view includes South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Dunvegan Head, Waternish, MacLeod's Tables, Rum. If I was to revisit this at a later date I would approach from the north parking around NG147488.

S9362 - Waterstein Head & self


Good condition 2018-06-11 13:27 - TP1207 (Beinn Na Creiche)

FB Number: 10254   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd October 1957 costing £56.0s.9d. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards during 1958. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T57 in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Parked by high point of B884 north side, NG192494 by entrance to old quarry. Random but near beeline route to top over rough ground. Open grazing hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 1°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view includes Glamaig, the Cuillin ridge, MacLeod's Tables, Waterstein Head, North Uist, Dunvegan Head.

S9362 - Beinn Na Creiche & self
10254 - Beinn Na Creiche the pillar bolt


Damaged 2018-06-11 08:50 - TP3700 (Healaval Beg)

FB Number: S6006   Condition: Damaged   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st June 1950 costing £85.16s.6d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP390 within Figure 6 of the OSGB36 retriangulation network during 1951. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in July 1993. SITE VISIT: Allow five hours for this, two each way and an hour on top. Overall approach from ENE. Mapped free parking provided in open yard at public road end, NG257431. Followed mapped estate track past Orbost House to NG253424 where there is a sign for the MacLeod's Tables beside an electricity pole pointing to a path through the undergrowth. This steep path with regular waymarker posts is quite overgrown and easily lost in the foliage. It does eventually lead up to open hill and a gate through a deer fence. From there the next steep haul follows the feint path onto An Cruachan. The route is line of sight from there with not much path on rough ground. The final haul via the north slope is very steep but the plateau on top is eventually reached. MacLeod's Table South. Pillar trunk looking somewhat weather beaten. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 185°. Vented through three sight holes, RHS/east hole still plugged, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° long distance panoramic view, short distance views lost to table edges. Had the fog cleared, the 360° panoramic view should include: The Cuillin ridge, Rum, South Uist, Brnbecula, North Uist, Harris, Storr.

S6006 - Healaval Beg & self


Good condition 2018-06-10 19:29 - TP0879 (Ardroag)

FB Number: S9452   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th August 1957 costing £30.18s.0d. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards during 1958. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T48 in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in April 1968. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked in wide entrance in front of cattle pen to northwest of road junction at NG267433. Straightforward walk across rough ground to top. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement 105°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Full 360° panoramic view includes Glamaig, the Cuillin ridge, Wiay, Rum, Canna, MacLeod's Tables, Waterstein Head, Beinn Na Creiche, Harris.

S9452 - Ardroag & self


Good condition 2018-06-10 17:48 - TP1305 (Ben Toirlean)

FB Number: 10074   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th September 1957 costing £30.1s.9d. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards during 1958. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T61 in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Room to park single car in wide entrance of mapped farm track off side road at NG327395. Direct route over rough terrain to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement 308°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view includes Storr, Glamaig, the Cuillen ridge, Wiay, MacLeod's Tables.

10074 - Ben Toirlean & self
10074 - Ben Toirlean the pillar bolt


Good condition 2018-06-10 15:29 - TP1296 (Ben Scudaig)

FB Number: S9776   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th June 1958 costing £80.16s.6½. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/40 within the block during 1958. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from SSE. Parked to east of cattle grid, south side of B885 at NG363392. Followed mapped farm track NNW as far as it reaches then a random line of sight route through rough terrain to the summit. Open grazing moor. Venessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 158°. Vented through front and left sight holes, vanessa bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view includes Wiay, MacLeod's Tables, Storr, Ben Duagrich, Glamaig, Blabheinn, the Cuillen ridge.

S9776 - Ben Scudaig & self


Good condition 2018-06-10 12:16 - TP1266 (Ben Duagrich)

FB Number: S9740   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th June 1958 costing £17.2s.1d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T59 during 1959. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Parked in road end quarried area at NG370394 just before bridge. Followed estate track to NG391396 by which time it has faded to little more than two type impressions in the greenery. The mapped path beyond there isn't on the ground. Some careful bog negotiation will eventually lead to the southmost corner of Loch Duagrich. From there, a very steep climb in very rough undergrowth leads all the way to the summit. Open grazing top. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, compass measurement 219°. Vented through front and right sight holes, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from top includes South Uist, MacLeod's Tables, Harris, Storr, Glamaig, Blabheinn, the Cuillen ridge, Rum. Returned via an easier route through the woods and rejoined the mapped path at NG389394.

S9740 - Ben Duagrich Storr & self
S9740 - Ben Duagrich the Vanessa bolt


Good condition 2018-06-10 08:12 - TP5719 (Roineval)

FB Number: S9696   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st May 1958 costing £67.1s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/52 within the Skye block during 1958. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Parked in wide track entrance at NG389349. Followed mapped estate track to Bealach Mòr ~NG411356. Beeline route SE across rough ground followed by steep climb to summit. Open grazing hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces west, compass measurement 268°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt visible. Spectacular 360° panoramic view includes the Cuillin Ridge, Rum, Canna, South Uist, MacLeod's Tables, North Uist, Harris, Storr, Dun Caan, Glamaig, Blabheinn.

S9696 - Roineval & self
S9696 - Roineval the pillar bolt


Good condition 2018-06-09 19:57 - TP1220 (Beinn Nan Dubh)

FB Number: S9711   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd May 1958 costing £93.9s.10d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/37 within the Skye block during 1958. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary stanards also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast. Parking for one car on layover at switchback in road at NG322331. Followed mapped track south to around NG322327 then random route across rough ground to summit. Open grazing moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement 45°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view includes the MacLeod's Tables and a spectacular aspect of sea stacks, the MacLeod's Maidens.

S9711 - Beinn Nan Dubh, Canna & self
Sea stacks. MacLeod's Maidens
S9711 - Beinn Nan Dubh the pillar bolt


Good condition 2018-06-09 16:24 - TP6010 (Skridan)

FB Number: S9747   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th June 1958, cost not on records. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/53 within the Skye block during 1958. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Room for a couple of cars at wide road end NG378264. Followed track SW for around 150m then west up steep slope, over Bealach na Croiche, turning NW to Beinn na Cuinneig and west to Beinn Bhreac. Open grazing hill. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 349°. Vented through right (westmost) sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes the Cuillen ridge.

S9747 - Skridan & self


Good condition 2018-06-02 16:35 - TP10310 (Lunga)

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

Bolt. Thanks for uncovering, Jon Glew.


Good condition 2018-06-02 10:33 - TP3035 (Eileach An Naoimh)

FB Number: 10507   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd June 1959 costing £9.10s.1½. Computed as secondary triangulation pillar NM52S040 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled to Class 2 precision also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in July 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from south, boat moored by rocks at NR637093. Scrambled along rocks along peninsula to worn grass path which leads to the trig. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, compass measurement 344°. Vented through back (SE) sight hole. Potential view to neighbouring islands lost to fog on day of visit. Part of a multi island tour from Craobh Haven.

10507 - Eileach An Naoimh & self


Good condition 2018-05-26 18:16 - TP0980 (Balfour)

FB Number: S5803   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd December 1949 costing £13.18s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NO89/1 within the Aberdeen block during 1950. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in August 1973. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast. Parked in wide entrance to Kinminity at NO569967. Followed mapped track to crossroads of tracks at NO557962. Took southward path for around 300m then a beeline climb through trees and random unmapped paths to top. Hill covered by mature conifers. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre plug with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, compass measurement 57°. Vented through right (NW) sight hole. No view due to surrounding trees.


Good condition 2018-05-26 16:04 - TP6517 (Toms Cairn)

FB Number: S5816   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit: HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th September 1949 costing £12.14s.9d. Computed as tertiary station NO89/T61 within the Aberdeen secondary block during 1950. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in August 1973. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parking layby on west side of B976 by memorial at NO594939. Followed mapped path up through woods to NO603942. Once out on open hill an unmapped path leads all the way to the summit. Open hill with large cairn on top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, compass bearing 356°. All four sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from top includes Clachnaben, Peter Hill and Bennachie.


Good condition 2018-05-26 12:59 - TP5428 (Peter Hill)

FB Number: S5858   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th November 1949 costing £16.12s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NO89/T49 during 1950. Levelled for height to Calss 2 precision also in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in September 1973. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in layover by south side of public road at NO593918. Discovered a small walkers' car park presumably provided by the estate at NO591194. Followed mapped estate track all the way to summit. Large open heathery moorland hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, compass bearing 10°. Vented through back (south) sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top includes Clachnaben and Mount Battock.


Good condition 2018-05-19 18:59 - TP6485 (Tillylair)

FB Number: S5600   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Good free forest car park at NO633904. Followed mapped path network to summit. Open woodland surroundings. Pilllar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 191°. Vented through left and right sight holes, innards filled with debris. Views limited to northern and southern aspects through trees, remainder totally lost to woods.


Good condition 2018-05-19 18:16 - TP7146 (Banchory)

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

Northeast of junction of roads. FBM in good condition.

Banchory FBM & I.


Good condition 2018-05-19 14:35 - TP6597 (Trusta)

FB Number: S1577   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parking layby in forest entrance at NO774855, Hill of Quithel. Followed mapped track network to ~NO773863. The 1:25K map shows a path that climbs NE to the summit, forget that, it no longer exists. There is now a bulldozed route which runs from west of that point to the new higher level track at ~NO775866. Head east along that track for ~300m and the old mapped muddy route can be found in the older trees which eventually reaches the summit. Pillar lurking among the trees in woodland surroundings. Column in good condition. Spider centre; tar plug broken open. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 198°. Vented through right (SE) eight hole. No view due to surrounding trees.


Good condition 2018-05-19 11:45 - TP4384 (Leachie Hill)

FB Number: S5921   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parking layby in forest entrance at NO774855, Hill of Quithel. Followed mapped forest track network to NO745852 then out onto open hill until reaching summit. Open hill with grazing potential. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WSW, compass measurement 248°. Vented through front and left sight holes. 270° panoramic view spans clackwise from northwest through east to southwest.


Good condition 2018-05-05 18:29 - TP2836 (Droop Hill)

FB Number: S6011   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached from northeast. Parked in wide entrance to windfarm approach track at NO759820. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 192°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.


Good condition 2018-05-05 15:47 - TP6221 (Strathfinella Hill)

FB Number: S5802   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good free public car park at NO696798 just west of Drumtochty Castle. Followed mapped track and path network all the way to summit. The pillar is approx 10m west of a firebreak, 100m north of track. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southwest, compass measurement 214°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. No view due to woods.


Good condition 2018-05-05 12:16 - TP3423 (Goyle Hill)

FB Number: S5857   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good free public car park at NO696798 just west of Drumtochty Castle. Followed mapped track network all the way to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 141°. Vented through NE sight hole. 315° panoramic view spans from east clockwise round to northeast. Remainder lost to woods.


Good condition 2018-04-21 18:18 - TP1593 (Branxholmpark Hill)

FB Number: S7576   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked on overgrown former entrance to woods at NT470125, room for one car. Beeline route up through first woods to westmost corner. Keeping tortheast of fenceline continued past second woods without entering. Aprroximately 100m beyond end of second woods here is a gateway through to trig field. Summit is on open grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, compass measurement 306°. Vented through back (SE) sight hole. 315° panoramic view from top, portion from east to southeast lost to nearby woods.

S7576 - Branxholmpark Hill & I.


Damaged 2018-04-21 16:41 - TP2113 (Chapel Hill)

FB Number: S7575   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Fourth visit. Spider now totally removed by lowlife not worthy of occupying space on this planet.

S7575 - Chapel Hill & I.


Good condition 2018-04-21 14:39 - TP6602 (Tudhope Hill)

FB Number: S7502   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked in wide track entrance at NY439977. Followed mapped track almost to end then climbed ESE slope of hill to summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, compass measurement 73°. Vented through three sight holes, RHS (NW) face plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes Roan Fell, Wisp Hill, Skelfhill Pen.

S7502 - Tudhope Hill & I.


Good condition 2018-04-21 12:59 - TP0692 (Wisp Hill)

FB Number: S1554   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in southbound layby on A7 at NY402997. Up from Mosspaul, beeline route up hill to summit. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 99°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes Skelfhill Pen, Tudhope Hill, Roan Fell, Monument Hill and longer views to the Lake District.

S1554 - Wisp Hill & I.


Good condition 2017-10-16 19:16 - TP2879 (Dull Wood)

FB Number: S9375   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Non REVISIT log. Have received a text from a friend (14/10/2017) to say that the residents at NN800490 are now declining permission to park even when asked nicely. Either a change of heart or a change of occupier. The layover has been partially blocked with logs. May still be possible to quietly park without asking permission. No other suitable parking found nearby. Safari car park was full.


Good condition 2017-09-24 17:22 - TP9010 (Edinburgh Varsity Dome)

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

Revisit. Photographed in passing.

Edinburgh University Dome and the Sugg replica MacKenzies (lampposts)


Good condition 2017-09-17 14:04 - TP2382 (Coniston Old Man)

FB Number: S5473   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit. HISTORY: The pillar was built in June 1949 costing £31.2s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD47/11 within the Barrow-in-Furness block during 1950. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in August 1977. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Ample parking at the top of the road at SD288979 or pay £7 to park in Coniston village. Followed mapped track NNW to SD284981 then left turn onto footpath which heads west and leads all the way to the summit. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with cement. Flush bracket faces southwest, compass measurement 223°. Vented through three moss filled sight holes, NE face still plugged. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2017-09-17 10:36 - TP4549 (Loughrigg Fell)

FB Number: S5470   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2017-08-26 16:48 - TP2970 (East Cult)

FB Number: 10258   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Blurb to follow.


Slightly damaged 2017-08-26 12:29 - TP4737 (Meall Nan Caoraich)

FB Number: S5467   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Revisit. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2017-08-12 17:18 - TP3765 (High Arnside)

FB Number: S5334   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1949 costing £9.12s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD47/T28 during 1950. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards during 1956. Last maintained by the OS in July 2000. SITE VISIT: Approached from the east. Parked by access gate on road bend at SD346016. Followed mapped bridleway then footpath up through Pullscar Plantation which continues to the summit. Stonebuilt pillar in good condition. Plastic disc in spider centre. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement 111°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5334 - High Arnside pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-08-12 14:16 - TP3773 (High Blind How)

FB Number: S5641   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Revisit. Approached from south. Found free safe roadside parking for several cars, by NW side of bend in road at SD383952. Followed RoW network almost to top, then unmapped path through seasonal undergrowth. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 160°. Vented through NW sight hole. Forest walk in lovely surroundings makes up for loss of view due to trees.

S5641 - High Blind How pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-08-12 11:25 - TP2007 (Carron Crag)

FB Number: S4428   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Approached from east. Car park at SD336941, east side of road. £3.80 to park, registration recorded on entry, payable on leaving, much fairer system than fixed rate pre-charge applied elsewhere in LDNP. Up past Grizedale and mapped footpaths thereafter. Trig stands on rocky outcrop. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre filled with cement. Flush bracket faces NW, compass measurement 315°. Vented through three sight holes , FB face plugged. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2017-08-08 11:15 - TP2651 (Cruach Scarba)

FB Number: 10512   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st June 1959 costing £17.11s.7d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T49 during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in April 1979.                                                     SITE VISIT: Boat trip from Craobh Haven. Overall approach from the pier at NM720060, northeast side island. Followed mapped tracks to NM706056 then footpath (1:25K map) to NM703258, and up via thinly worn route to summit therafter. Pillar standing in partial wind shelter. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 150°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view to surrounding islands and mainland. The return boat trip included circumnavigating the island and an experience on the Corryvreckan Whirlpool.

10512 - Cruach Scarba & yours truly
10512 - Cruach Scarba pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-07-24 13:25 - TP3340 (Gearr Chreag)

FB Number: 10522   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd June 1959 costing £19.0s.2½d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T4 in 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Small car park by end of public road NM756598. Followed mapped track/path network all the way. After path junction at NM717613, the route which climbs west as shown on 1:25K mapping is somewhat sparce on the ground. The route is somewhat tussocky in places but the beautiful summit area with its natural rock pools more than rewards the effort in getting there. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 4°. Vented through three sight holes, FB face still plugged, pillar bolt just visible around fallen wooden innards. Full 360° panoramic view.

10522 - Gearr Chreag & yours truly
10522 - Gearr Chreag pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-07-24 08:07 - TP1216 (Beinn Nam Beathrach)

FB Number: 10526   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th May 1959 costing £19.0s.2½d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T18 in 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in June 2001. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked in rough layby, west side of A884 at NM771570. Through adjacent field gate taking beeline over boggy ground towards comms masts. Direct route WNW to plateau at NM761575. Line of sight route to summit negotiating routes aroundponds and bogs. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, compass measurement 289°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view to other tops, downward outlook lost to cloud inversion. Descended a similar route keeping SW of valley, rejoining farm track at NM769567.

10526 - Beinn Nam Beathrach & yours truly
10526 - Beinn Nam Beathrach pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-07-23 17:20 - TP0846 (An Sleaghach)

FB Number: 10527   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th May 1959 costing £9.2s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T25 during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in August 1982. SITE VISIT: Car park at Achranich, NM704473. Approached from west. Up via An Dunan. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 7°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Returned via Meall a' Chaornainn to locate mapped footpath which runs along the south side of Lochahan Dubh, through very rough tussocks. The path was intermittent until joining an unmapped estate track around NM753461. Thereafter, the tracks are continuous all the way, and all the rivers are bridged.

10527 - An Sleaghach & yours truly
10527 - An Sleaghach pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-07-23 14:12 - TP0840 (An Dunan)

FB Number: 10521   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th May 1959 costing £8.13s.5d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/22 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in February 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Car park at Achranich, NM704473. Once clear of the estate buildings, an unmapped track climbs steeply to around 150m. From there the route is a continuous climb south via Goirtein Dearg then turning SSE over easy ground to the top. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, compass measurement 239°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, vanessa bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued on a near beeline route eastwards to An Sleaghach.

10521 - An Dunan & yours truly
10521 - An Dunan pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-07-20 19:18 - TP2916 (Dunfallandy Hill)

FB Number: S9407   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. HISTORY: Pillar constructed around 1957 exact details not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station NN96/20 within the Pitlochry block during 1959. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Small forest car park 50m off public road at NN970526. Best route is to follow tracks NW taking a sharp left turn at NN963537 onto steep track which climbs WSW then NNW through Logierait Wood. This track fades away at NN952543 and NW from there a feintly worn path follows the line of the boundary wall to the summit via one wall/fence climb at NN944549. Wooded summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 9°. Vented through west sight hole. No view due to surrounding woods.

S9407 - Dunfallandy Hill & yours truly.
S9407 - Meall A' Charra pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-07-20 13:22 - TP4705 (Meall A' Charra)

FB Number: S9406   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd July 1957 costing £74.8s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NN96/25 within the Pitlochry block during 1959. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1977. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in layby, west side of unclassified road at NN915592. From there a track (mapped at 1:25K) ascends steeply to NN903587. A feint boggy path then continues into the heather clad hills and once above the boggy area, a random route over other tops to the summit. Open deer grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open with angle iron from old fencing dropped inside. Flush bracket faces ENE, compass measurement 78°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Carm Liath, Beinn a Ghlo / Carn Gower, Ben Vrackie, Dunfallandy Hill, Deucharie Hill, East Lomond, West Lomond, Schichallion.

S9406 - Meall A' Charra & yours truly.
S9406 - Meall A' Charra pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-07-08 19:59 - TP4217 (Kindrogan Hill)

FB Number: S9395   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit for GPS reading and up to date photos. HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th May 1957 costing £38.5s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NN96/23 within the Pitlochry block during 1959. Levelled to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in July 1977. SITE VISIT: Bagged in conjuction with Tuliemet Hill, good free public parking at Enochdhu off SW side of A924. Approached from SW where old wall crosses track. Using 1:25K mapping, followed boundary wall ENE to just beyond bend then line of old boundary fence north which became a serious branch fight over older rotting downtakings for most of the way. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket face southwest, compass measurement 243°. Intermitent 360° view interrupted in several places by growing conifers. Descended via north then ENE trying to follow course of mapped path which is now lost to the windthrow from hell. Had to backtrack on several occasions before eventually finding an unmapped path much futher east at NO_05460_62087. This eventually led back to the mapped track network at NO056622.

S9395 - Kindrogan Hill & yours truly
S9395 - Kindrogan Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-07-08 15:29 - TP6604 (Tuliemet Hill)

FB Number: S9443   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit for GPS reading and up to date photos. HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th July 1957 costing £66.4s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station station NN96/33 within the Pitlochry block during 1959. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976.                                      SITE VISIT: Bagged in conjunction with Kindrogan Hill, good free public parking at Enochdhu off SW side of A924. Interesting approach from north, mapped paths not on ground, random route through heather taken. Meall Reamhar. Open heather clad hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre cap to raised large narrow letters, presumably reinstated recently from elsewhere. Flush bracket faces WNW, compass measurement 285°. Vented through NE sight hole which is behind large stone. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9443 - Tuliemet Hill & yours truly
S9443 - Tuliemet Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-06-20 12:45 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

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

Revisit of many. This log will be re-dated on my next visit.


Good condition 2017-06-18 19:10 - TP2626 (Crow Hill)

FB Number: S4371   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th December 1947 costing £10.19s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE02/4 within the block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Room for two cars to park in entry to RoW and track at SE018232. Followed mapped RoW to access land then beeline to top. Open grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Over painted flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 89°. All sight holes buried. Full 360° panoramic view from trig point.

S4371 - Crow Hill & yours truly
S4371 - Crow Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-06-18 17:32 - TP5142 (Norland Moor)

FB Number: S4334   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th December 1947 costing £8.6s.9d. Computed as fourth order station SE02/T33 during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Free car park off SE side of road at SE055218. Followed mapped RoW network to top. Open moorland on access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider plugged with brown resin cap. Over painted flush bracket faces WNW, compass measurement 302°. Vented through NW, SE and SW sight holes, innards blocked by debris. 360° open outlook with 282° panoramic view, the remainder from ESE to S is overtopped by higher ground.

S4334 - Norland Moor & yours truly
S4334 - Norland Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-06-18 14:58 - TP3775 (High Brown Knoll)

FB Number: S4630   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th May 1948 costing £19.17s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T21 in 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parkedby west side of A6033 opposite mapped RoW at SD998391. Followed RoW which takes a direct route to the trig. Open moor on access land. Pillar in good condition, seems to have been painted blue then reverted to white. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Over painted flush bracket faces WSW, compass measurement 257°. All four sight holes open, innards part filled with debris, unable to see bolt. Full 360° panoramic view from trig point.

S4630 - High Brown Knoll & yours truly
S4630 - High Brown Knoll pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-06-18 13:16 - TP4144 (Keelam)

FB Number: S4643   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 21st May 1948 costing £14.18s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T26 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from WSW. Parked by wset side of unclassified Hook Lane at SE006275. Followed mapped RoW network to nearest point and feint paths to trig. Open moor on access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre heavily over painted but appears to have an asphalt plug. Over painted flush bracket faces southwest, compass measurement 211°. All four sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 360° open outlook with 315° panoramic view, the remainder from N to NE is overtopped by higher ground.

S4643 - Keelam & yours truly
S4643 - Keelam pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-06-18 11:29 - TP3969 (Hollin Hill)

FB Number: 11178   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th March 1948 costing £13.8s.6d with flush bracket S4408. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE02/10 within the Rochdale block during 1948. Levelled to Class 1 precision tertiary standards in 1956. Pillar rebuilt in 1972 after being vandalised, and fitted with replacement flush bracket 11178. Last maintained by the OS June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from WSW. Ample parking available by side of road at SE033322. Direct route up through old quarry leads to open pasture and summit. Nab Hill. Pillar in good condition sporting a fresh coat of white paint. Spider contains grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 22/09/2002. Flush bracket faces west, compass measurement 265° All four sight holes open, innards part filled with debris, unable to see bolt. Full 360° panoramic view from trig point.

11178 - Hollin Hill & yours truly
11178 - Hollin Hill pillar & FB


Destroyed 2017-06-18 11:29 - TP10053 (Hollin Hill)

FB Number: S4408   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th March 1948 costing £13.8s.6d with flush bracket S4408. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE02/10 within the Rochdale block during 1948. Levelled to Class 1 precision tertiary standards in 1956. Pillar rebuilt in 1972 after being vandalised, and fitted with replacement flush bracket 11178. Last maintained by the OS June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from WSW. Ample parking available by side of road at SE033322. Direct route up through old quarry leads to open pasture and summit. Nab Hill. Full 360° panoramic view from trig point.


Damaged 2017-06-18 10:39 - TP4070 (Hunter Hill)

FB Number: S4405   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th February 1948 costing £12.3s.0d. Computed as fourth order station SE02/T25 during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked by entrance to mapped RoW on east side of road at SE050291. Through gate then direct route following east side of boundary wall/fence to trig. Grazing field. Pillar maliciously damaged presumably by metal thieves. Whole spider missing, top of pillar mutilated. Failed attempt to remove flush bracket, old damage. Tool damaged flush bracket faces NNE, compass measurement 13°. Vented through three sight holes, SE face plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from trig point.

S4405 - Hunter Hill & yours truly
S4405 - Hunter Hill pillar & FB


Destroyed 2017-06-18 09:52 - TP6051 (Soil Hill)

FB Number: S2577   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th May 1939 costing £5.12s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE22/12 within the Huddersfield block during 1947. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards during 1962. Last routinely maintained by the OS in June 1986. Refixed in block A001 as part of the North Central England Adjustment in 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from north following the mapped RoW network from the east. This pillar (S2577) was reported destroyed in April 2001. Loss was apparently needless. Whatever was being done during the excavation of this area back then, it has produced nothing useful but to turn this top into an overgrown wasteland of uneven terrain. FB was on SW face of pillar. Site inspected while visiting the surviving Soil Hill Connecting Point pillar.

S2577 - Soil Hill (site of) & yours truly


Good condition 2017-06-18 09:17 - TP6052 (Soil Hill Connecting Point)

FB Number: S4119   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th January 1947 costing £5.8s.0d. Computed as fourth order triangulation station SE22/T104 in 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in May 1961. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked just east of bend in road at SE082314. Followed mapped RoW network to trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider contains grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 15/09/2002. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 88°. Vented through three sight holes, north face plugged, innards filled with debris. Open view spanning from NW through NE to SSE, remainder is overtopped by higher ground. Continued to the site of the missing Soil Hill pillar.

S4119 - Soil Hill Connecting Point pillar & yours truly
S4119 - Soil Hill Connecting Point pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-06-18 08:18 - TP0817 (Allerton Road)

FB Number: S4087   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th July 1947 costing £8.19s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE22/T72 in 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintainedby the OS in August 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from Allerton Road, ample urban parking in side streets to north. Pillar on field side of boundary wall. Easy wall hop into field and along to trig. Grazing field. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south across field, compass measurement 183°. Vented through west and east sight holes, south and north buried. 180° open outlook centred on south, northerly aspect is trees and houses.

S4087 - Allerton Road & self
S4087 - Allerton Road pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-06-18 07:25 - TP2452 (Cottingley Moor)

FB Number: S4089   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th July 1947 costing £8.19s.3d. Computed as fourth order triangulation station SE22/T82 in 1949. levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in August 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from SE. Easy parking by north corner of crossroads at SE113363. Followed mapped RoW and field boundary fence to pillar. Grazing land unpopulated. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NW, compass measurement 307°. All four sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. 360° open outlook.

S4089 - Cottingley Moor pillar & FB
S4089 - Cottingley Moor & yours truly


Good condition 2017-06-18 06:26 - TP5145 (Norr Hill)

FB Number: S4088   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th July 1947 costing £8.19s.3d. Computed as fourth order station SE22/T89 in 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards during 1962. Last maintained by the OS in August 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Ample side street parking in Birkshead Mews at SE097360, off west side of Shay Lane. Followed mapped RoW network to top. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Blue painted flush bracket faces WSW, compass measurement 238°. Vented through SE and NW sight holes. 360° open outlook, overtopped by higher ground to the south and west.

S4088 - Norr Hill pillar & FB
S4088 - Norr Hill & yours truly


Good condition 2017-06-17 21:49 - TP1589 (Branshaw)

FB Number: S4409   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th March 1948 costing £12.18s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T3 in 1948. Levelled to Class 1 precision tertiary standards during 1962. Last maintained by the OS in June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from south at dusk. Ample urban parking in Slaymaker Lane at SE036391, ~100m off B6143. In via main entrance of Golf Club, social function on in club house. Followed paerimeter track around west side of course until in line with trig then beeline to summit. Visited at dusk so as not to disrupt play. Pillar in good condition with fresh coat of white paint. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters which is heavily over painted. ESE, compass measurement 102°. All four sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 248° panoramic view spans from NNW through east to SW, remainder blocked by trees in woods.

S4409 - Branshaw pillar & FB
S4409 - Branshaw & yours truly


Slightly damaged 2017-06-17 18:51 - TP5377 (Penistone Hill)

FB Number: 11900   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th April 1948 costing £10.11s.0d with flush bracket S4489. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T34 in 1948. Pillar rebuilt in 1972 with new flush bracket, OSBM 11900. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards during 1972. Last maintained by the OS in June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Free car parks off west side of unclassified road, one is at SE026369. Followed footpath network to summit. Pillar in fair condition. Spider contains grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 22/09/2002. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement 118°. Vented through three sight holes, SW face plugged, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from trig point.

11900 - Penistone Hill & yours truly
11900 - Penistone Hill pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2017-06-17 16:59 - TP7008 (Withins Height)

FB Number: S4319   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st May 1948 costing £13.14s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T48 in 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards during 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ENE. Ample parking on north side of road just west of Stanbury at SE006370. Headed SW up Back Lane to join the Pennine Way. Continued up PW until reaching the ruins at the side of Delf Hill. Then a random route NW until locating the trig which is north of the true summit. Pillar in fair condition, minor surface decay but otherwise good. Spider contains grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 16/07/2000. Flush bracket faces east compass measurement 101°. Three sight holes open, north face remains plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open outlook.

S4319 - Withins Height pillar & FB
S4319 - Withins Height & yours truly


Good condition 2017-06-17 14:31 - TP4145 (Keighley Moor)

FB Number: S4494   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th April 1948 costing £18.10s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE02/7 within the Rochdale block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from SSE. Parked on south side of road in recess just west of sharp bend at SD978379. Headed ~150m east along road to pick up mapped RoW via Slippery Stones Farm to meet Pennine Way. Met the farmer who was friendly and welcoming. Continued up Pennine way then made a beeline accross access land to summit rocks. Pillar in good condition. Spider contains grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 16/07/2000. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 152°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, stake rammed into SW hole. Full 360° panoramic view from trig point. Returned due south to the road following the county boundary.

S4494 - Keighley Moor pillar & FB
S4494 - Keighley Moor & yours truly


Slightly damaged 2017-06-03 20:46 - TP5587 (Ravelsaye)

FB Number: S5652   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Revisit. Approached from southwest. After leaving car in a layby in the unclassified road at NX988100, discovered that the direct route was overgrown and across a valley. Therefore, walked road roads round wooded stretch to NX990096. Left road at SE end of woods and followed mapped field boundary lines all the way to the top. Note the final approach should be via the west side of that boundary. Pillar in fair condition, minor cracks and chipping probably due to hedge cutting machinery. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW across field, compass measurement 288°. Sight holes all buried. 360° open outlook with aspect to Lakeland fells.

S2652 - Ravelsaye & yours truly.
S5652 - Ravelsaye pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-06-03 17:27 - TP3653 (Harter Fell)

FB Number: S5759   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit. Overall approach from NNW. Free car park to south side of Hardknott Pass at NY213011. A stone footbridge leads across the gill onto the mapped RoW. Best route is to follow RoW to NY206001 then take the (mapped in black) footpath directly to summit. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider centre filled with mortar. Flush bracket faces 74°, ENE. Vented through NW sight hole. Near full panoramic view, obstructed only by true summit rocks which overtop the pillar height by 4 metres. The 360° panorama can be observed from the true summit.

S5759 - Harter Fell pillar & FB
S5759 - Harter Fell & self


Good condition 2017-06-03 12:19 - TP6915 (Whitfell)

FB Number: S5472   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit. Approached from southwest. Parking by top of road at SD101934. Followed mapped RoW as far as it goes and continued on the same beeline until reaching summit. Grazing hill within LDNP. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters which appears to have been recycled from another pillar. Flush bracket faces ENE, compass measurement 61°. Vented through NW sight hole. Near 360° panoramic view, small section to west obstructed by summit cairn.

S5472 - Whitfell pillar & FB
S5472 - Whitfell & myself


Good condition 2017-05-07 12:40 - TP1191 (Beinn Iadain)

FB Number: 10480   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Overall approach from WSW. Room to park without causing obstruction by turning circle and communal bins at NM656541. Followed mapped estate track to high point at NM684587 then turned right (SE) and climbed ridge to summit. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre plugged with asphalt. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 177°. Vented through west sight hole. Spectacular 360° panoramic view includes Mull, Coll, Muck, Rum, Eigg, Skye, and parts of the Western Isles appear on the horizon.

10480 - Beinn Iadain & him.


Good condition 2017-05-07 06:58 - TP2556 (Creag Bhan Ard)

FB Number: 10496   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Overall approach from SSE. Free public car park off north side of B849 at NM640458. Followed mapped footpath to where it meets forest track at NM645477. Continued on that track as it followed the west bank of the valley around the hill. The trees on that slope had been cut down in recent years. Left the track at the end of the cut down section at NM642486 and climbed southwest following the line of the burn and the mapped (at 1:25K) fence clambering through some random downtakings until reaching open hill. Continued westerly until the trig came into sight. Pillar not at summit, very easy to instinctively head for true summit. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 158°. Vented through NE sight hole. Panoramic views in most direction except where overtopped by true summit.


Good condition 2017-05-06 17:06 - TP1169 (Beinn Bhuidhe)

FB Number: 10529   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Overall approach from west. Parked by NW side of track to NE of junction at NM560536, same parking for Cnoc Na Staing. Followed farm track through Mungosdail to forest as mapped. Continued on track through forest until it terminates at NM584529. From there an unmapped path continues east through the forest break and out to open hill. The route continues in the same direction to the summit apart from a couple of minor diversions around boggy areas. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces west, compass measurement 277°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Mull, Coll, Rum Eigg and Skye, also parts of the Western Isles appear on the horizon.


Good condition 2017-05-06 13:50 - TP2288 (Cnoc Na Staing)

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

Overall approach from SSE. Parked by NW side of track to NE of junction at NM560536, same parking for Beinn Bhuidhe. Followed estate tracks as mapped until just past (NW of) trig then short steep climb on easy ground to summit. Open grazing moor. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SW, compass measurement 221°. Vented through three sight holes, FB face still plugged, innards partially filled with debris, tip of pillar bolt just visible. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2017-05-02 06:04 - TP0147 (Crow Knowl)

FB Number: S2768   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: This monument to map making was built in the spring of 1940. The exact date and cost are not on record. In 1945, this triangulation station was computed during the reconnaissance of Secondary Block SD80 (Manchester) as secondary triangulation station SD80/7. In 1958 the bench mark on this pillar was valued for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary levelling standards. This marker was last routinely maintained by the Ordnance Survey during 1979 but continues in use as a GPS passive station. SITE VISIT: Moorland top in mapped access land on extensive network of nature trails. Pillar in good condition, GPS plate affixed. Spider centre plugged with asphalt. Flush bracket faces WNW, compass measurement 282°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Potential for 360° panoramic view but the fog greyed that out at the time of visit. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2768 - Crow Knowl pillar & FB, as at 2/05/2017.


Good condition 2017-05-01 20:12 - TP1391 (Birshaw)

FB Number: S2772   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: This monument to map making was built during April 1940. It was completed on 10th April 1940 for a total cost of £4.12s.9d. In 1945, this triangulation station was computed during the reconnaissance of Secondary Block SD80 (Manchester) as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T9. In 1958 the bench mark on this pillar was valued for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary levelling standards. This marker was last maintained by the Ordnance Survey in February 1980. SITE VISIT: Easterly edge of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with asphalt. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 178°. Vented through three sight holes, east facing port remains plugged. GPS reading accurate to 3 metres. Full 360° panoramic view with uninterrupted line of sight to Crow Knowl. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2772 - Birshaw pillar & FB, as at 1/05/2017.


Slightly damaged 2017-05-01 18:40 - TP1394 (Bishop Park)

FB Number: S2769   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: This monument to map making was built during May 1940. It was completed on 12th May 1940 for a total cost of £4.2s.9d. In 1945, this triangulation station was computed during the reconnaissance of Secondary Block SD80 (Manchester) as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T10. In 1958 the bench mark on this pillar was valued for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary levelling standards. This marker was last maintained by the Ordnance Survey in February 1980. SITE VISIT: Open parkland with adjacent monument. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre has broken open asphalt. Flush bracket faces NW, compass measurement 330°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2769 - Bishop Park pillar & FB, as at 1/05/2017.


Good condition 2017-05-01 17:07 - TP0828 (Alphin Pike)

FB Number: S2803   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: This monument to map making was built during May 1940. It was completed on 12th May 1940 for a total cost of £4.2s.9d. In 1945, this triangulation station was computed during the reconnaissance of Secondary Block SD80 (Manchester) as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T10. In 1958 the bench mark on this pillar was valued for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary levelling standards. This marker was last maintained by the Ordnance Survey in February 1980. SITE VISIT: Open parkland with adjacent monument. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre has broken open asphalt. Flush bracket faces NW, compass measurement 330°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2803 - Alphin Pike pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-05-01 14:58 - TP1702 (Brown Edge)

FB Number: S2784   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th May 1940 costing £4.2s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD80/6 within the Manchester block during 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in February 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Layby on east side of Lane Head Road at SD961031. Followed mapped RoW to top. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 193°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2784 - Brown Edge pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-05-01 13:38 - TP6423 (The Rock)

FB Number: S2786   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th April 1940 costing £4.19s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T98 in 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1958. Last maintained by the OS in February 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in Wildmoor Avenue, SD951033. Joined the Oldham Way and followed it to SD945028. From there, climbed embankment and followed perimeter fences until reaching trig. Northerly edge of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE across field, compass measurement 160°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2786 - The Rock & selfie.
S2786 - The Rock pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-05-01 12:14 - TP6012 (Slack Hall)

FB Number: S2785   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th May 1940 costing £4.2s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T92 in 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1958. Last maintained by the OS in February 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Ample public street parking in Thorpe Lane, SD961057. Clockwise route around the fence around (outside) Austerlands Cricket Club then up embankment to top. Edge of grazing field just outside cricket ground. Pillar in young hedge but in good condition. Spider centre asphalt. Flush bracket faces northwest across field, compass measurement 316°. Presumed vented through SE sight hole which is buried, the other three are plugged. Partial views. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2785 - Slack Hall pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-05-01 10:23 - TP4624 (Manchester Golf Course)

FB Number: S2789   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd April 1940 costing £5.10s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation Station SD80/T64 in 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in public car park beside beside School in Stott Lane at SD866078. Followed Stott Lane to its northerly end, east onto Oaken Bank Road, and north onto track towards Glade Wood. Through woods until due south of trig and beeline to top via unmapped trees. Located as the name suggests but access and visitor presence does not conflict with play. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with asphalt. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 198°, All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Limited views due to surrounding trees. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2789 - Manchester Golf Course pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-05-01 08:37 - TP6311 (Tandle Hill)

FB Number: S2792   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd April 1940 costing £4.7s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD80/34 within the Manchester block during 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in February 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Ample free public parking at the west end of Tandle Hill Road. Followed mapped footpath network through the country park to the top. Using a GPS will speed up finding the correct location through the woods. Pillar located just outside the woods, beside monument. Column in good condition. Spider centre open, centre tube filled with debris. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 127°. Vented through three sight holes, port on FB face still plugged, innard blocked with debris. 270° panoramic view spanning clockwise from SSE through south west and north to ENE. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2792 - Tandle Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-05-01 07:11 - TP3756 (Hey Farm)

FB Number: S2788   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th April 1940 costing £4.2s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T51 during 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in Brellafield Drive, SD928099. Followed RoW along single track Moss Gate Road then onto mapped RoW at SD928101. This leads all the way to the trig. In grazing field on RoW, the mapped fence beside the trig is no longer there. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 159°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2788 - Hey Farm pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2017-04-30 19:35 - TP1459 (Blackstone Edge)

FB Number: S4502   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th March 1948 costing £25.2s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE02/2 within the Rochdale block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Layby on north side of Rochdale Road (A58) at SD989184. Followed mapped RoW opposite (SW) which is not well defined at first but becomes a better path as it progresses. Thereafter the route is well defined on the ground and the maps. Well known location. Open moor mapped as access land. Pillar of large rock outcrop. White painted column in fair condition, slight damage to top. Spider centre plugged with mortar. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 99°. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4502 - Blackstone Edge & yours truly
S4502 - Blackstone Edge pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-30 17:21 - TP4558 (Low House Fold)

FB Number: S4503   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th May 1948 costing £15.1s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T29 during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from north, there may be better options given the distance from parking and cost. Parked in public car park at SD940153 which charges until 6pm but is free afterwards. There is no public parking any further south along Rakewood Road. Followed RoW network past caravan park, some misleading private signs to ignore. Continued along track until SD937139 then traversed up steep slope to higher level fields then followed boundary lines to top. Grazing field, unoccupied at date of visit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement 104°. Vented through NE sight hole, FB face sight hole breaking open. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4503 - Low House Fold & yours truly.
S4503 - Low House Fold pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-30 15:14 - TP6769 (Water Grove)

FB Number: S4634   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th May 1948 costing £14.6s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T47 during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Overall appraoch from WSW. Free public car park in Wardle, off south side of Wardle Fold at SD912171. Headed east out of village via Wardle Fold onto RoW network and access land as far as possible. Then headed for the pylon which is alomst at the summit, there are various options of exact route. Open grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised small letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 208°. All sight holes open, innards partly blocked by debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4634 - Water Grove & yours truly
S4634 - Water Grove pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-30 13:34 - TP3701 (Healey)

FB Number: S4420   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th February 1948 costing £12.6s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T18 during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintainedby the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked by junction of tracks at SD891175. Best route is via the mapped RoW which skirts the west side of the golf course until the green becomes rough then follow under the pylon line to the top. Open moor mapped as access land, just outside golf course. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNW, compass measurement 329°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4420 - Healey & yours truly
S4420 - Healey pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-30 10:48 - TP4059 (Hunger Hill)

FB Number: S4426   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st February 1948 costing £10.1s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T24 in 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Ascended from northwest having walked via Knowl Moor and Hailsorm Ridge. Parked SW side of Edenfield Road (A680) at SD830159. From Hailstorm Ridge via Rooley Moor Road (track on the Pennine Way) SE to SD866165 then SW SD862161 to track junction for a direct ascent. Open moor mapped as access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with asphalt. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 198°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4426 - Hunger Hill & myself.
S4426 - Hunger Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-30 09:18 - TP3566 (Hailstorm Ridge)

FB Number: S4615   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th May 1948 costing £17.0s.5d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T15 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked SW side of Edenfield Road (A680) at SD830159. Up via Knowl Moor, continuing main via the mapped windfarm tracks to SD845189. From there a feint path leads all the way to the trig. Top of Leach. Open moor mapped as access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with asphalt. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement 51°. All sight holes open, innards part blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued to Hunger Hill.

S4615 - Hailstorm Ridge & yours truly
S4615 - Hailstorm Ridge pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-30 07:53 - TP4301 (Knowl Moor)

FB Number: 11121   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed with original flush bracket S2795, 6th May 1940 at a cost of £8.8s.0d. This pillar was later rebuilt with replacement flush bracket 11121, completed 31st October 1962. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD80/24 within the Manchester block during 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1962. Last maintainedby the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked SW side of Edenfield Road (A680) at SD830159. Up via mapped tracks then direct route up hill around any damp valleys. Open moor mapped as access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNE, compass measurement 31°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued to Hailstorm Ridge.

11121 - Knowl Moor & yours truly
11121 - Knowl Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-30 06:04 - TP3741 (Hercules)

FB Number: S2794   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd May 1940 costing £4.4s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T48 during 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from Castle Hill Road, the unclassified road to the east. Parked outside church at SD828122. Walked public road round to entrance of Hercules Farm and along track to northeast corner of filed. Followed boundary fences around field until reaching the trig. Edge of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest into fence, compass measurement 324°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. 360° open outlook.

S2794 - Hercules & yours truly
S2794 - Hercules pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-29 20:08 - TP3610 (Harden Moor)

FB Number: S4553   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1940 costing £9.14s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T17 in 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from south. Parked east side of Walmersey Old Road among other parked cars at SD809144, choosing not to wreck my suspension on the uneven cobbled surface. Walked this road northwards which continues as Bury Old Road to its end. Continued on the track ahead turning right at SD805164 which leads up steeply up hill. Direct route to summit across open moor, mapped as access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with asphalt. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 195°. Four sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4553 - Harden Moor & yours truly
S4553 - Harden Moor pillar & FB


Damaged 2017-04-29 16:49 - TP2839 (Druidical Circle)

FB Number: S2802   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Open moor, mapped as access land. Pillar in damaged condition, flush bracket S2802 was stolen long ago. Spider centre contains a partially burnt plastic cap. Flush bracket faced ESE, compass measurement 119°. Vented through sight hole on what was FB face. Full 360° panoramic view. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2802 - Druidical Circle & yours truly (angry)
S2802 - Druidical Circle pillar & replica FB


Good condition 2017-04-29 15:35 - TP3770 (High Barn)

FB Number: S2805   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th May 1940 costing £4.4s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T47 during 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1957. Last maintained by the OS in September 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked in short layby, south side of Tottington Road by farm entrance at SD727127. Walked farm track to west corner of field then followed boundary wall to top. Edge of grazing field, NE of boundary line. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northeast across field, compass measurement 51°. All visible sight holes open SW facing port buried, innards blocked with debris. Good open outlook in most directions.

S2805 - High Barn & yours truly
S2805 - High Barn pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-29 14:43 - TP0796 (Ainsworth Old Hall)

FB Number: S4493   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th April 1948 costing £13.19s.6d. Computed as fourth order triangulation station SD80/T142 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards during 1957. Last maintained by the OS in September 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked, west side of Bradley Fold Road at SD762091, in line with other parked cars outside houses. Walked wset footpath northwards up to the trig. On roadside embankment supported by sandstone wall. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces east across road, compass measurement 88°. Vented through south sight hole. Narrow strip of distant view to SSE otherwise surrounded by roadside trees and shrubbery. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S4493 - Ainsworth Old Hall & yours truly
S4493 - Ainsworth Old Hall pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-29 13:37 - TP2467 (Cow Lane)

FB Number: S2799   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th May 1940 costing £4.4s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD80/8 during 1945 and refixed in 1989. Levelled for height to class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1963. Last maintained by the OS in June 1989. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked in first available side street parking space (SD691066) although later found I could have parked nearer.Near easterly edge of grazing field. Followed back lanes and roads to mapped RoW which disappears through the houses before reaching the fields. Easiest to enter field from the north edge to avoid thick hedges. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 100°. Vented through north sight hole. Two short spans of distant view span from NW to NNE and SE to south. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2799 - Cow Lane & yours truly
S2799 - Cow Lane pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-29 12:50 - TP4905 (Moor Field)

FB Number: S2748   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th March 1940 costing £3.14s.7d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD80/T65 during 1945. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision at tertiary standards in 1964. Last maintained by the OS in March 1973. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked beside field gateway, west side of side road into industrial estate at SD645074. Followed mapped RoW along fenceline all the way. Pillar located in edge of grazing field to north, other side of boundary fence from RoW. Farmer was in sight and came over to see me, he's had problems with irresponsible dog owners but was friendly and was happy for my activites. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north across field, compass measurement 357°. All sight holes open, innards partially blocked with debris. Full 360° open outlook. Part of a 24 trig stint around the northern outskirts of Manchester.

S2748 - Moor Field & yours truly.
S2748 - Moor Field pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-22 18:38 - TP4983 (Muncaster Fell)

FB Number: S5763   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit: Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider retains an OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters which looks suspiciously like it has been repatriated from another pillar. Flush bracket faces NW, compass measurement 297°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt partly visible but for plastic bottle and other debris wedged inside. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5763 - Muncaster Fell & Yours Truly
S5763 - Muncaster Fell pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-22 17:04 - TP2418 (Corney Hill)

FB Number: S5638   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit: Approached from west. Parked east side of A595 at SD101905 just south of farm entrance. Direct route via farm track to farmyard with kind permission of farm owners. Backtracked southeast through gate, and around field. Pillar on east side of wall, edge of grazing field. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 2°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panoramic open outlook.

S5638 - Corney Hill & Yours Truly
S5638 - Corney Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-22 15:16 - TP6085 (Southfield Bank)

FB Number: S5471   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit: Approached from NNW. Free public car park at road end, SD121811. Walked along beach until in line with pillar then straight up embankment. Edge of golf course. Pillar stands in the rough grass just off the green. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ENE inland, compass measurement 67°. Vented through NW sight hole, FB face buried. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5471 - Southfield Bank & Yours Truly
S5471 - Southfield Bank pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2017-04-22 13:21 - TP3959 (Hodbarrow)

FB Number: S5454   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Revisit: Approached from northwest. Ample free roadside parking by track into nature reserve at SD175970. Followed mapped RoW network all the way. Rough grassy area surrounded by foliage. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre open and filled with debris. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement 39°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5454 - Hodbarrow & yours truly
S5454 - Hodbarrow pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-22 10:45 - TP4294 (Knott Hill)

FB Number: S5386   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit: Approached from northeast. Safe parking on west side of road on bridge at SD180877. Walked raod back to start of RoW at 180873 and followed that to field corner at SD178875. There is a worn path follows the field boundary to the access land containing the summit. Grazing top within LDNP. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with mortar. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement 54°. Vented through SW and NW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5386 - Knott Hill & yours truly
S5386 - Knott Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-08 18:34 - TP1780 (Burney)

FB Number: S5382   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Approached from south. Parking by west side of unclassified road at SD259852. Up via path (mapped at 1:25K) which leads directly to summit. Great Burney. Grazing hill within LDNP. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNW, compass measurement 350°. Vented through three sight holes, SE face plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5382 - Burney & GRP
S5382 - Burney pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-08 14:01 - TP3469 (Great Stickle)

FB Number: S5453   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Approached from north. Parking for several cars off high point in road, Kiln Bank Cross, SD214932. Passed through east side of Stickle Pike. Keeping west of streams, the route continues southwest then south east to the summit. Grazing top within LDNP. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with deep indented letters, the original was still present in 1991 and the older shallow engraved type. Flush bracket faces WNW, compass measurement 301°. Vented through NE and SE sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5453 - Great Stickle & Yours Truly
S5453 - Great Stickle pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-04-08 11:35 - TP2061 (Caw)

FB Number: S5586   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Overall approach from southwest. Parking for several cars off high point in road, Kiln Bank Cross, SD214932. Followed mapped RoW network to junction below Goat Crag, SD222943, then random route up through rocks to top. Grazing summit within LDNP. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ENE, compass measurement 59°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5586 - Caw & Yours Truly
S5586 - Caw pillar & FB


Moved 2017-03-27 13:49 - TP5259 (Overley Hill)

FB Number: S1912   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in November 1937, exact cost and date not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SJ82/T13 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1966. This pillar was recorded by the OS as destroyed in November 1990. SITE VISIT: This pillar was rescued from its original location which was excavated for road building. It was rediscovered at it new location by Ted Allwood in August 2005. It is now located outside business premises, south side of Lythwood Road, Bayston Hill, OSGB Grid Ref SJ481087. Open access. Pillar maintained in good condition with recent coat of white paint. Spider retains original centre cap with shallow engraved lettering. Flush bracket now faces north, compass measurement 350°. Vented through east and west sight holes. As this pillar is between buildings, there is no view or line of sight elsewhere.

S1912 - Overley Hill & yours truly.
S1912 - Overley Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-27 11:59 - TP6555 (Town Hill)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th September 1958 costing £22.17s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SO19/18 within the Newtown block during 1959. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Free public car park on outer bend, NE side of high road at SO221966. Signposted and mapped path leads all the way to summit. Pillar on open hill with adjacent war memorial and toposcope. Column with flaking white paint but otherwise in good condition. Spider retains original centre cap with deep indented lettering. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement 48°. Vented through SW sight hole. All views lost to fog on day of visit.

10342 - Town Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-27 09:48 - TP1417 (Black Hill)

FB Number: S5427   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th April 1949 costing £8.16s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SO59/2 within the Church Stretton block during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 2 standards in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from WSW. Recommend following the tracks shown on 1:50K mapping as many shown on 1:25K mapping do not exist on the ground. On track south of trig, once slightly east of where it is mapped, a feint route has been forced northwards through the trees marked by a trail of broken branches. The pillar standing in a clearing around 20m to the west. Coniferous woods. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved lettering. Flush bracket faces west, compass measurement ~276°. Vented through south sight hole. No view due to surrounding trees.

S5427 - Black Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-26 19:18 - TP2704 (Cwm Head Farm)

FB Number: S5430   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12/04/1949 costing £8.5s.4d. Computed as fourth order triangulation station SO59/T37 during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Parked in makeshift layby, SE side of road at SO429885 opposite field gate. Into field, around boundary of comms mast enclosure. Pillar in grazing field a few metres behind roadside hedgerow. Column in good condtion. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 138°. Vented through NE sight hole. 180° view centred on northwest.

S5430 - Cwm Head Farm pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-26 18:11 - TP1879 (Callow Hill)

FB Number: S5429   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th April 1949 costing £9.3s.11d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SO59/4 within the Church Stretton block during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parking for a few cars in woodland entrance at SO457853. Steep but direct ascent as mapped leads to tower then along to trig. Pillar stands field side of boundary line, small logs piled to allow safe fence crossing. Column in good condition. Spider has a grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 1/08/2004. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 136°. All sight holes buried. 180° panoramic view spans from sourthwest through northwest to northeast, remainder lost to adjacent woodland.

S5429 - Callow Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-26 16:27 - TP4446 (Little London)

FB Number: S5428   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th April 1949 costing £9.14s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SO59/T4 during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked up side road in Munslow outside church at SO521877. Followed mapped RoW via direct climb NW to T-junction at top then bearing left and following a series of good unmapped paths through the woods to the trig. Pillar stands field side of boundary line, minimal fencing. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shalllow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces 136°, compass measurement southeast. All sight holes are buried. 135° panoramic view spans from east through south to southwest, remainder lost to adjacent woods.

S5428 - Little London pillar & FB


Remains 2017-03-26 14:01 - TP1701 (Brown Clee Hill)

FB Number: S4545   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th June 1948 costing £10.5s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SO79/2 within the Bridgnorth block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Room for two cars in hill entrance by bend of road at SO585868. Followed mapped RoW to summit. During 2006, this monument to map making was needlessly destroyed on behalf of small time local groups of amatuers who were obviously uninformed with regard to the greater scheme of outdoor matters. While the replacement toposcope is quite neat albeit somewhat high for smaller people, it could have been sited on another peak without the need to kill off the triangulation pillar. A small consolation is that the flush bracket and spider are now built into the stone staircase. My GPS reading is for the flush bracket. The spider has a plain brown resin plug. The flush bracket lies southwest (compass measurement 150°) of the pillar site. 360° panoramic view from summit.

S4545 - Brown Clee Hill FB & GRP.
S4545 - Brown Clee Hill location & FB


Good condition 2017-03-26 12:10 - TP6847 (Weston Hill)

FB Number: 2992   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th April 1936 costing £3.14s.11d. Built as an early primary substitute station for Titterstone Clee, it was never required as such. It was eventually computed as secondary triangulation station SO59/11 within the Church Stretton block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked in lane to church at SO566822. The mapped RoW leads from the west end of the church grounds. It is challenging not to stray from this route as some of the waymarkers are not obvious. Continuing upwards and westwards, several boundary stile crossings later will bring you to the trig field, the pillar is near the westerly edge. Field unused at time of visit. Primary substitute for Titterstone Clee. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved lettering. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 185°. Vented through north sight hole. 180° panoramic view centred on east.

2992 - Weston Hill & GRP
2992 - Weston Hill pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2017-03-26 10:27 - TP6498 (Titterstone Clee)

FB Number: 2943   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Ample free parking at SO593775. Straightforward path to summit. Big open hill with long views. Pillar in fair condition. Spider fitted with plastic disc by Jon Rouse, 13/06/2004. Flush bracket faces NNW, compass measurement 347°. All sight holes open, innards partially blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Flush bracket OSBM_2943 has the distinction of being the oldest flush bracket to be used on an OSGB triangulation pillar. Most of the surrounding 29** series FBs are emplaced as secondary levelling (non trig) marks in the London area.

2943 - Titterstone Clee & GRP
2943 - Titterstone Clee pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-26 09:21 - TP5709 (Rock Green)

FB Number: 2950   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th April 1936 costing £2.12s.4d. Built as an early primary substitute station for Titterstone Clee, it was never required as such. It was eventually computed as secondary triangulation station SO59/10 within the Church Stretton block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Nearest safe parking eastbound is at SO533762, where the road begins to widen for the junction with the B4364. There is a continuous pavement along the SE side of the A4117 back to the trig. Primary substitute for Titterstone Clee. Pillar in roadside grazing field. Column in good condition. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with raised small lettering. Flush bracket face ENE, compass measurement 78°. Vented through SW sight hole. 203° open outlook view spans from NE clockwise to WSW, remainder is blocked by houses.

2950 - Rock Green & GRP
2950 - Rock Green pillar & FB


Destroyed 2017-03-25 17:42 - TP7822 (Larden Grange)

FB Number: S1994   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd February 1938, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station SO79/7 within the Bridgnorth block during 1948. Levelled to Class 1 standards during 1951. Pillar destroyed October 1970 and replaced by a buried block. The replacement buried block was destroyed in February 1971. SITE VISIT: Pillar and station dating from 22/02/1938 are destroyed. A new pillar station was set up nearby in October 1970 and named Mogg forest, FB No.11444. The original pillar was several metres into arable field. The replacement pillar is at the field edge.

S1994 - Larden Grange (site of) centre of image around 3 metres into crops.


Good condition 2017-03-25 17:39 - TP4363 (Mogg Forest)

FB Number: 11444   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built to replace nearby Larden Grange (FB No. S1994) which was destroyed in October 1970. Replacement column completed 20th October 1970, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation SO79/T34 during 1970. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked by Wilderhope Manor Youth Hostel at SO544928. Followed mapped RoW network passing small pond then up to ridge and followed field boundary lines to top. The top field is arable but with wide edge strips. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WNW into field boundary, compass measurement 289°. Vented through SW sight hole. 270° panoramic view from ENE through south to NNW.

11444 - Mogg Forest pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-25 16:02 - TP3695 (Hazler Hill)

FB Number: S5200   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th April 1949 costing £10.1s.2d. Computed as fourth order station SO59/T40 during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Parking in layby on east side of B4371 at SO468931. Climbed the unclassified road on foot until almost reaching the track to the mast, stopping at the Church Stretton FBM. Continued up the track to the mast which passes the pillar. Open grazing top. Column in good condition. Spider is fitted with plastic disk, installed by Jon Rouse 18/07/2004. Flush bracket faces east, compass measurement 80°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5200 - Hazler Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-25 15:49 - TP0531 (Church Stretton)

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

Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2017-03-25 14:08 - TP4292 (Knolls)

FB Number: S5208   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th April 1949 costing £10.1s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SO59/T3 during 1949. This trig point was never levelled for height, metric mapped height given as 452m. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked by NW side of road just south of the gliding club entrance at SO404918. Followed the RoW network past the gliding club, turning SE at SO403907, and westwards at the crossroads to the summit. Pillar on heather clad top. Column in good condition. Spider centre open with Allen screws reinstated. Flush bracket faces ENE, compass measurement ~59°. Vented through SW sight hole. 157° panoramic view spans from NE through SE to WSW, remainder blocked by surrounding woods.

S5208 - Knolls & yours truly
S5208 - Knolls pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2017-03-25 12:56 - TP4524 (Long Mount)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th April 1949 costing £10.1s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SO59/8 within the Church Stretton secondary block during 1949. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Ample roadside parking, stopped by SE side of road at SO420944. Joined mapped RoW network and proceeded to summit of Long Mynd. Area around the pillar and toposcope very busy. Column in fair condition. Spider centre open, innards filled with debris. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement 116°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5201 - Long Mount & GRP
S5201 - Long Mount pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-25 11:29 - TP1345 (Betchcott Hill)

FB Number: S4719   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th July 1948 costing £8.6s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SJ44/T6 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked just south of cattle grid off west side of road at SO425974. Followed mapped RoW north which drops into valley and climbs up to the Portway route and followed that NW until reaching the pillar. Column off plumb and undermined but otherwise in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, compass measurement 302°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes. 292° panoramic view spans from NW through east to WSW, remainder blocked by nearby woods.

S4719 - Betchcott Hill & yours truly
S4719 - Betchcott Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-25 09:48 - TP6185 (Stiperstones)

FB Number: S1523   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Large free public car park at SO369978. Followed mapped RoW to near summit where a minor scramble awaited. Stonebuilt pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, innards filled with debris. Flush bracket faces WSW, compass measurement ~244°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S1523 - Stiperstones & GRP
S1523 - Stiperstones pillar & FB


Damaged 2017-03-25 08:18 - TP3489 (Greenfield)

FB Number: S4723   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th June 1948 costing £10.5s.1d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SJ44/T17 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in December 1972. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked by west side of road opposite more northerly RoW at SJ323009. Walked southerly RoW until at NE corner of trig field then took an upward beeline from there. Pillar in damamged condition, cracked through below FB level and slightly off plumb. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement ~44°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4723 - Greenfield & GRP
S4723 - Greenfield pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-24 17:30 - TP2058 (Causeway Wood)

FB Number: S2310   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st October 1938 costing £8.3s.10d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SO79/3 within the Bridgnorth block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Small woodland free car park by road bend at SO508979. An unmapped woodland path climbs NE to meet the RoW. From the high point in the RoW, make for the unmapped path that follows the boundary wall along the ridge to the summit of Lodge Hill. Lovely woodland setting. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 129°. Vented through NW sight hole. 45° view spans from west to northwest, remaining outlook is scattered by surrounding woodland.

S2310 - Causeway Wood & yours truly
S2310 - Causeway Wood pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-24 16:26 - TP1622 (Brickyard Field)

FB Number: S5064   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked in makeshift layby at SJ515015. Walked clockwise around the trig field boundary until reaching the nearest point to pillar, then inwards at a very careful pace, for approximately 12 metres ensuring step by step not to stand on any stems or leaves of the growing crops. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, compass measurement 303°. Vented through SE sight hole. Open skyline in most directions.

S5064 - Brickyard Field & GRP.


Good condition 2017-03-24 15:37 - TP1683 (Broomcroft)

FB Number: S4726   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th July 1948 costing £8.6s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SJ44/27 within the Shrewsbury block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1967. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked on north verge by sharp bend at SJ565011. Walked NE through woodland until reaching corner of trig field, then over fence and up to summit of Fetch Hill which is grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, compass measurement 345°. Vented through SE sight hole. 248° open outlook spans from NNW through east to SW.

S4726 - Broomcroft & GRP
S4726 - Broomcroft pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-24 14:38 - TP2124 (Charlton Hill)

FB Number: S1920   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Parked offroad beside gateway to comms mast at SJ589075. Along northern edge of field to mast then beeline to rocky summit. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider has plain brown resin plug. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 6°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open skyline includes Wrekin.

S1920 - Charlton Hill & GRP
S1920 - Charlton Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-24 13:20 - TP0712 (Wrekin)

FB Number: 2980   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Long layby for roadside parking along NE side of road at SJ636094. Also large public car park at SJ638092. A mapped track leads all the way to this popular summit. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 350°. All sight holes plugged. Full 360° panoramic view.

2980 - Wrekin & GRP
2980 - Wrekin pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-24 11:19 - TP3521 (Grinshill Cliff)

FB Number: S3223   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in March 1944, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station SJ44/10 within the Shrewsbury block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1969. Last maintained by the OS in June 1982. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ENE. Free woodland car park at SJ524237. From just north of the car park, followed the restricted byway west to the RoW intersection at SJ521239. From there a woodland path leads to the summit. Open public hilltop. Stonebuilt pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, innards filled with debris. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 3°. Vented through east and south sight holes. Panoramic view spans 158° from ESE through south to west.

S3223 - Grinshill Cliff & GRP
S3223 - Grinshill Cliff pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-24 10:13 - TP5277 (Paddolgreen)

FB Number: S3115   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in November 1943, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SJ44/T45 during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1969. Last maintained by the OS in July 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked by NE side of lane to the east of farm entrance. Grazing land. Pillar in southeast side of boundary hedge, visible from road. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement compass measurement 117°. All sight holes buried. 180° open outlook centred on ESE.

S3115 - Paddolgreen & GRP
S3115 - Paddolgreen pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2017-03-24 09:27 - TP0814 (Alkington Grange)

FB Number: S3116   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in November 1943, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station SJ44/1 within the Shrewsbury block during 1948. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1969. Last maintained by the OS in November 1972. SITE VISIT: Pillar to NE side of road behind hedge. Parked in gateway opposite trig. Approached via RoW to NW then up along back of hedge to pillar. Column in fair condition. Spider contains grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 28/07/2002. Flush bracket faces northeast away from road, compass measurement 35°. Vented through NW sight hole. Limited open outlook due to adjacent shrubbery.

S3116 - Alkington Grange & GRP
S3116 - Alkington Grange pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-24 08:25 - TP0711 (Wirswall)

FB Number: 2991   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in 1936, exact date and cost not on record. Computed as primary triangulation station PP21 within Figure 4 of the OSGB36 retriangulation network during 1937. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1960. Last routinely maintained by the OS in 1994 but continues in service as a GPS passive station. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Parked by north side of lane by notice board at SJ545441. Followed road then mapped RoW to just west of trig. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition, GPS plate affixed. Spider fitted with old metal cap with no lettering. Fleece polished flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 1°. Open outlook with limited views.

2991 - Wirswall & GRP
2991 - Wirswall pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-24 07:22 - TP0900 (Ashfields)

FB Number: S4739   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th May 1948 costing £5.7s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SJ44/3 within the Shrewsbury block during 1948. Flush bracket S4739 was levelled for height to Class 1 precision as a tertiary bench mark in 1968. This marker was last maintained by the OS in July 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in wide entrance at SJ585389. Followed mapped RoWs to trig. Pillar in grassy field just off path behind electric fencing but easily reached. Column in good condition. Spider contains grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 28/07/2002. Flush bracket faces SW, compass measurement 226°. Vented through NE sight hole. Open outlook in all directions.

S4739 - Ashfields & GRP
S4739 - Ashfields pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-23 19:03 - TP1883 (Calveley)

FB Number: S2724   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th February 1940 costing £4.3s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station using secondary designation SJ95/11 in the Stoke block during 1947. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in September 1978. SITE VISIT: Parked in layover by service building at SJ593600, NE side of road just east of house. Pillar resides field side of hedge to NE side of road. Entrance to trig field is just west of house, and the pillar stands a few metres to the west. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, compass measurement 26° across field. Sight holes all buried. 180° open skyline centred on NNE.

S2724 - Calveley & GRP (LED torch in hand)
S2724 - Calveley pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-23 18:05 - TP4580 (Luddington Hill)

FB Number: S2717   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st February 1940 costing £5.1s.8d. Computed as a tertiary triangulation station using secondary designation SJ95/22 in the Stoke block during 1947. Levelled for height to Class 1 tertiary standards in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in September 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Plenty suburban parking in Edgewell Lane, Eaton which runs east/west along the south side of the village. Followed mapped RoW up Lightfoot Lane to NW of village to its end then continued along boundaries to trig. Pillar stands by east side of boundary hedge, field is arable. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, compass measurement 57°. Sight holes: SE and SW buried, others plugged. 180° open outlook centred on ENE.

S2717 - Luddington Hill & GRP
S2717 - Luddington Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-23 16:36 - TP2757 (Delamere)

FB Number: 2985   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar built, April 1936 costing £3.3s.3d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP30 on Figure 2 of the OSGB primary triangulation network during 1936. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision as a tertiary bench mark in 1965. Last maintained by the OS in May 1994. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Free woodland car park as mapped, off south side of A556 at SJ539686. Followed mapped RoW northwards up to SJ539692 then took a path to the right which leads up to the comms masts. Pillar in compound surrounded by old iron railings but access is easy as there are gaps, the main obstacle being the brambles. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SW, compass measurement 228°. Vented through NE sight hole. Any views mostly lost to shrubbery and adjacent water tower.

2985 - Delamere & GRP
2985 - Delamere pillar & FB


Good condition 2017-03-23 15:17 - TP4050 (Hulse)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd February 1940 costing £4.1s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SK08/T12 within the Macclesfield secondary block during 1948. Levelled to Class 1 precision as a secondary bench mark in 1949. Later levelled to tertiary standards during 1960 and last verified as such in 1964. Last maintained by the OS in November 1978. SITE VISIT: Parked in Lach Dennis, layby on south side of B5082 at SJ707720, just east of mapped RoW. Overall approach from SSE via mapped RoW to nearest track which leads to trig. Pillar lies north of track on grazing land. Column in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WSW, compass measurement 252°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Open skyline in all directions with breaks where there are trees.

S2725 - Hulse & GRP
S2725 - Hulse pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-12-29 15:21 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)

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

This log will be updated on my next visit.


Good condition 2016-12-28 15:28 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

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

This log will be updated on my next visit.


Good condition 2016-10-29 17:29 - TP7106 (Young Jeanies Wood)

FB Number: S6704   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. Was in the area on other business. No changes since my last visit.


Good condition 2016-10-29 14:25 - TP7206 (Duns Common (R))

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

Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2016-10-29 10:44 - TP0506 (Mordington)

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

Blurb to follow.


Slightly damaged 2016-10-08 12:21 - TP3275 (Fulshawwood)

FB Number: S4363   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Parked in nearby suburban street in Ayr. Entered SW corner of field to south and headed north up west boundary to trig field. Pillar on southern edge of grazing field. Column in fair condition, some damage to top. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~346°. Vented through southmost sight hole. 112° panorama spans from west to NNE and includes Holy Island and Goat Fell.

S4363 - Fulshawwood & GRP
S4363 - Fulshawwood pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2016-09-17 18:02 - TP0698 (Black Combe)

FB Number: 11602   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Parked in layby, NE side of road, Whitbeck, outside church at SD119839. Had planned to follow mapped non RoW path, asked farmer who redirected us via an overgrown route leaving the A595 from SD121836. Friendly enough but clearly GOML regarding non-Access Land. Polite enquiries don't always pay off! Roughed it up through ferns until picking up the mapped path network which leads all the way to the summit. Pillar in fair condition, damage to top but sporting a fresh coat of paint. Aluminium GPS plate seems to have done the disappearing act. Spider filled with concrete. Flush bracket faces WSW, 257°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view between bouts of fog.

11602 - Black Combe & GRP
11602 - Black Combe pillar & FB


Toppled 2016-09-17 14:53 - TP0853 (Annaside Banks)

FB Number: S5766   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Parked in layby, NE side of road, Whitbeck, outside church at SD119839. Followed RoW network via Gutterby to clifftop path. Pillar fallen victim to coastal erossion. Its original site has collapsed down the embankment but the pillar is still in one piece despite its considerable fall. Now lodged FB face up half way down the slope it has just been meticulously cleaned up by a fellow trigbagger. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces upwards and WSW, 227°. Front and left sight holes plugged, back and right buried. From its present resting place there is a 180° panorama out to sea. The only line of sight for triangulation possibilities being with stations on the Isle of Man.

S5766 - Annaside Banks & GRP
S5766 - Annaside Banks pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-09-17 12:19 - TP2301 (Coal Gate)

FB Number: S5383   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS Reading. Approached from SSW. Parked by level crossing, south side of road at SD211852. Followed mapped RoW network to just west of Well House, then beeline for summit. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre capped with hollow sounding cement. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~40°. Vented through NW sight hole. Panoramic view from top.

S5383 - Coal Gate pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-09-17 10:37 - TP7232 (Ulverston)

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

In vegetation on SE verge, in front of field fence. GPS reception poor due to trees above. FBM in good condition.

Ulverston FBM & GRP.


Good condition 2016-09-10 18:26 - TP0510 (Ecclefechan)

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

FBM


Good condition 2016-09-10 13:59 - TP6489 (Tinnis Hill)

FB Number: 10252   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Approached from NNW. Parking by SW side of road just east of cattle grid at NY425871. A feint squelchy path follows the county boundary fence most of the way then parts from it to climb the hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre can with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces north, compass measurement 11°. Vented through sight hole on south face. Full 360° panoramic view.

10252 - Tinnis Hill & GRP
10252 - Tinnis Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-09-10 12:51 - TP0511 (Newcastleton)

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

FBM


Good condition 2016-08-27 19:17 - TP1009 (Bank House Moor)

FB Number: S5385   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Approached from NE after finding a safe parking spot nearby. Easiest route up is to follow the boundary fence from SD250807 to the summit. Open grazing moor on access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~34°. Vented through SW and NW sight holes. 360° open outlook from top being challenged by a sudden downpour.

S5385 - Bank House Moor & GRP
S5385 - Bank House Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-08-27 16:58 - TP3787 (High Haume)

FB Number: S5373   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Approached from northeast. Parked in makeshift layby, NE side of road at SD230766. Walked 200m NW down quiet public road then followed mapped RoW SW to last field and ascended to trig. Farmland grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measrement ~104°. Vented through NE sight hole. 360° open outlook from top.

S5373 - High Haume pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2016-08-27 14:01 - TP3619 (Hare Hill)

FB Number: S5375   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Open coastal top which is gradually falling into sea. Pillar in fair condition, top screed badly depleted. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~145°. Vented through SW sight hole. 360° open outlook from top. Disused mast alongside pillar may have been an old navigation beacon.


Good condition 2016-08-27 12:52 - TP1550 (Bowesfield)

FB Number: S5380   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Nearest safe (weekend) parking was in layby beside school (SD230715) ~400m to the north. Walked road back and approached trig though open field gate to west taking a beeline route. Farmland field top, used for grazing at date of visit but often arable. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~269°. Vented through eastmost sight hole. 360° open outlook from top.

S5380 - Bowesfield pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2016-08-27 11:22 - TP1387 (Birkrigg Common)

FB Number: S5374   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Revisit for updated photographs and GPS reading. Easy approach from SW, parking beside unfenced road. Open grazing top on access land. Popular with regular local people too. Pillar adopted by Aldingham Parish Hall, April 1997. Column in fair condition, recently repaired and repainted. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~193°. Vented through northmost sight hole. 360° panoramic view from top.

S5374 - Birkrigg Common pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-08-16 07:39 - TP0832 (Alturlie Point)

FB Number: S7266   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Overall approach from WSW. Parked by east side of unclassified road, to north of quarry entrance at NJ713492. Straight up embankment and skirted clockwise around the edges of the quarried area and followed the fanceline beyond until reaching the trig which was encased in gorse and other foliage. The gorse got a haircut! Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS cap with raised small letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~189°. Vented through east sight hole. 135° panorama from southeast to west, remainder blocked by high gorse.

S7266 - Alturlie Point & GRP
S7266 - Alturlie Point pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-08-15 20:07 - TP2362 (Coltfield)

FB Number: S7196   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Approached from northwest. Parked by SE side of B9089 at NJ110644. Followed unmapped fenceline, keeping right of it, directly to the top. In corner of arable field, boundary fences have been strengthened in recent years with new support stake in front of flush bracket. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~326° into fence. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Full 360° open outlook.

S7196 - Coltfield pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-08-15 18:56 - TP5735 (Roseisle)

FB Number: S7189   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Approached from ENE. Parked off west side of road at Keam Farm at NJ156678. The fields to the west have all been planted with conifers but a network grid of tracks are being maintained. Up to the northern corner of the established woodland and west along the field edges to top. Pillar just inside older woods. Column in good condition. Spider centre has replacement OS cap with raised medium sized letters. Flush bracket faces SSE ~159°. Vented through NW sight hole. Panorama from west to northeast and from east to southwest, remainder blocked by trees.

S7189 - Roseisle & GRP
S7189 - Roseisle pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-08-15 17:12 - TP1784 (Burnside)

FB Number: S7238   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Overall approach from west. The logical parking spot at NJ179701 was already full so I opted to park just into the wide track at NJ159693, not being willing to risk my suspension by going any further. Followed mapped tracks until NNW of trig then followed overgrown track SSE to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~192°. Vented through SE sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S7238 - Burnside pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-08-15 14:48 - TP1911 (Carden Hill)

FB Number: S6935   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket face NNW, ~347°. Vented through SE sight hole. No view due to surrounding woods.

S6935 - Carden Hill & GRP


Not Logged 2016-08-10 13:36 - TP4088 (Hutton Heads)

FB Number: S5372   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 0/10

[Non revisit log, bagged in 2011] UPDATE: Having read the report by caroleengel of July 2016: Has this pillar really gone? Photographic evidence required. Everybody: PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT THIS KNOLL AT WILL, it is not illegal to trespass even in England! Note to Landowner: If the pillar has been moved, please reinstate it nearby, somewhere that visitors are welcome - that is the only way to keep people away from the original site!


Good condition 2016-08-10 12:01 - TP4068 (Hunt Hill)

FB Number: S7215   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~206°. Vented through NW sight hole. Broken views through trees include Ben Aigan and Ben Rinnes.

S7215 - Hunt Hill & GRP


Good condition 2016-08-10 10:08 - TP1445 (Blackfolds)

FB Number: S7217   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~304° through fence. Vented through SE sight hole. Upwards views include Ben Aigan and Ben Rinnes.

S7217 - Blackfolds & GRP


Good condition 2016-08-10 08:37 - TP1785 (Burnside)

FB Number: S7220   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Overall approach from south. Parked opposite clock tower in Newmill at NJ435525. Followed the road to the NNW which becomes a track after 300m. Continued on track for another 500m then across field to trig pillar. Normally and arable field but section butween entry and pillar was wild grass at date of visit. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW ~256°. Vented through three sight holes, FB face still plugged, pillar bolt viewable. 360° open outlook.

S7220 - Burnside pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-08-10 06:58 - TP3881 (Hill Of Grange)

FB Number: S7254   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS spider cap with raised medium sized letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~263°. Vented through west and south sight holes. Open outlook of 225° spans from SW through north and eat to south, southwest portion beling blocked by trees.


Good condition 2016-08-09 21:32 - TP5503 (Portknockie)

FB Number: S7179   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~295° across path. Must be vented through the buried SE sight hole as the other three are all plugged. Full 360° open outlook.

S7179 - Portknockie & GRP


Good condition 2016-08-09 20:37 - TP6222 (Strathlene Golf Course)

FB Number: S7218   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~158°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° open view.


Good condition 2016-08-09 19:25 - TP4614 (Mains Of Tannachy)

FB Number: S7222   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~79°. Vented through NW sight hole. Sea view only, inland view blocked by high gorse.

S7222 - Mains Of Tannachy & GRP


Good condition 2016-08-09 17:05 - TP3932 (Hills)

FB Number: S7212   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~56°. Vented through NE and SE sight holes. No view due to surrounding woodland.

S7212 - Hills & GRP


Good condition 2016-08-09 15:34 - TP1699 (Browlands)

FB Number: S7214   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Approached from southwest. Public car park, NW side of B9015 at NJ340647. Followed mapped footpath to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~21°. Vented through SE sight hole. Open outlook out to sea and inland all ruined by heavy rain at time of visit. Shame about the only Garmouth NPFB (OSBMG997) being mostly drowned in cement.

S7214 - Browlands & GRP


Good condition 2016-08-09 12:59 - TP4544 (Lossiemouth Base East Terminal)

FB Number: 11093   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. My 1987 log contains full historic details of this pillar. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southwest. Parked by north side of road at NJ306348. Followed mapped paths and tracks through woods. Lossiemouth block shaped pillar in good condition, completed with pitched iron lid. Undeneath its hat, the spider retains an OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~30°. No sight holes apparent. Limited open outlook to south through trees. Photographed 9/08/2016, GRP. LEVELLING: On my return route I bagged levelling flush bracket G276 at Nether Unthank. Although never established, it is thought that G276 is tied in with the Lossiemouth Base given that its number is several hundred lower than any other marker north of the central belt other than G275 its destroyed partner near the west end of the Base.

11093 - Lossiemouth Base East Terminal & GRP


Good condition 2016-08-09 11:10 - TP3888 (Hill Of Meft)

FB Number: S7085   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Approached from north. Parked on NE side of bend at NJ268644 beside blocked forest entrance. Walked roads to just west of crossroads then beeline route up through mature woods continuing along field edge and into younger woodlands where the trig resides. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~66°. Vented through NW sight hole. No view as surrounded by trees.

S7085 - Hill Of Meft & GRP


Slightly damaged 2016-08-04 17:05 - TP2725 (Dalmahoy Hill)

FB Number: S2697   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~151°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view which is now published on photosynth.

S2697 - Dalmahoy Hill, Midlothian & GRP


Good condition 2016-07-30 14:52 - TP3677 (Haw Crag)

FB Number: S5308   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition. Spider contains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~29°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.


Slightly damaged 2016-07-30 12:15 - TP5121 (Newton Moor)

FB Number: S5192   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Revisit. Pillar in fair condition. Spider contains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~237°. Vented through three sight holes, NW face still plugged, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5192 - Newton Moor & GRP
S5192 - Newton Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-07-30 10:22 - TP4069 (Hunter Bark)

FB Number: S5436   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition. Spider contains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~286°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes the three peaks.


Good condition 2016-07-17 19:31 - TP3670 (Haugh Field)

FB Number: S5304   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Up via Hall Field Farm. Mapped RoW signage seems to be amiss but no access issues encountered. Hard Knot Hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider contains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~325°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full ~360 panoramic view from top.


Good condition 2016-07-17 17:44 - TP4790 (Mickleber Hill)

FB Number: S5298   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Approached from southeast. Parked in layby, southwest side of public road at SD933526. Called at Butter Haw, nobody home. Followed mapped RoW to nearest point then beeline via pedestrian gates to top. Only realised once up hill that farm to south is Mickleber. However, no bull present on date of visit. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider contains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~231°. Vented through SW and SE sight holes. Full 360° open outlook from top.

S5298 - Mickleber Hill pillar & FB.


Good condition 2016-07-17 15:45 - TP6157 (Stang Top Moor)

FB Number: S4705   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition, two colour paintjob. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~152°. Vented through NE sight hole. Open outlook spans 292° from north through east and south to WNW.

S4705 - Stang Top Moor & GRP


Slightly damaged 2016-07-17 14:51 - TP6788 (Weets Hill)

FB Number: S4706   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre open, innards filled with debris. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~253°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, bolt bf bolt solhouette viewable. Full 360° panoramic view from top.


Good condition 2016-07-17 13:38 - TP6455 (Thornton)

FB Number: S5300   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition. Spider contains grey plastic cap fitted 23/04/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~234°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S5300 - Thornton & GRP


Good condition 2016-07-17 12:32 - TP3054 (Elslack Moor)

FB Number: S4451   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition. Spider fitted with grey plastic cap 23/04/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~246°. All sight holes open innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4451 - Elslack Moor & GRP


Good condition 2016-07-17 11:39 - TP3346 (Gib)

FB Number: S4632   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap the raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~281°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S4632 - Gib & GRP


Good condition 2016-07-03 19:22 - TP2759 (Delph Farm)

FB Number: S5306   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by public road beside farm entrance. Pillar visible behind wall from there. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~236°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes, innards filled with debris. Open outlook spans 315° with portion between northeast and east now blocked by new farm building.


Good condition 2016-07-03 17:34 - TP7070 (Worlds Hill)

FB Number: S4676   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from SSE. Parked at end of track to mast, SE023415. Straightforward walk up track to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~178°. Vented through west sight hole. 360° open outlook from top.

S4676 - Worlds Hill & GRP


Good condition 2016-07-03 13:22 - TP5697 (Rivock Edge)

FB Number: S4563   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from southwest. Parked by road beside track entrance at SE069400. Followed mapped bridleway to SE609442 then (non RoW) track to SE072447 and followed broken wall onto summit plain. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre filled with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~167°. Vented through three sight holes FB face still plugged, innards filled with debris. 360° open outlook from top.


Good condition 2016-07-03 11:33 - TP6688 (Vicars Allotment)

FB Number: S5561   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from WNW. Parked at top end of Shortbank Road, SE001511. Followed mapped RoW network to SE012512 from where an established footpath leads all the way to the top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre filled with tar. Flush bracket faces west, ~ 263°. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Sharpah and Crook Rise Crag Top.

S5561 - Vicars Allotment & GRP


Slightly damaged 2016-06-26 09:37 - TP2845 (Druim Glas)

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

Approached from WNW. Parked beside passing place without obstruction, opposite comms mast at NM837664. Beeline route up ridge top circumnavigating rocky outcrops as required. Vanessa in fair condition, a failed attempt to remove the flush bracket is apparent. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WNW, 301°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt visible inside column as is the discarded apple juice carton! Full 360° panoramic view from top.


Good condition 2016-06-26 07:09 - TP2844 (Druim Garbh)

FB Number: S9702   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from ESE. Parked in wide forest track entrance, east side of A861 at NM690659. Direct route up opposite embankment through rotting woods and ferns to top. Hotine pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, ~1°. Vented through south and west sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9702 - Druim Garbh & GRP


Damaged 2016-06-25 20:25 - TP2567 (Creag Nan Lochan)

FB Number: S9773   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th May 1958 costing £16.4s.3d. Computed by distomat survey as tertiary triangulation station NG80/T29 in 1959. For height value, the flush bracket was levelled to class 2 standard in 1959. It was not included on the bench mark network. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in August 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Roadend parking at NM740722. Followed estate track up to reservoir at NM760735, then beeline (near vertical) route to summit. Very challenging climb which involved some scrambling up steep grassy and rocky slopes with many sheer drops to avoid. Vanessa pillar badly damaged. Flush bracket and spider both stolen. It appears that the worthless beings who perpetrated this felony were metal thieves rather than souvenir collectors, both missing components have apparently been broken when prised out as their metal stalks all remain embedded in the pillar. The pillar bolt which escaped the limited knowledge of the lowlife is visible and in good condition, all sight holes being open. The one time flush bracket faced northwest, ~232°. Full 360° panoramic view from top. Descended down the west slope carefully crossing deep gorges enroute.

S9773 - Creag Nan Lochan & GRP
S9773 - Creag Nan Lochan the Vanessa bolt
S9773 - Creag Nan Lochan pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-06-25 15:11 - TP3037 (Eilean Shona)

FB Number: S9759   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd June 1958 costing £22.16s.11d. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station NG80/28 within the Fort William block during 1958. It was also computed for block NG24 (Skye). For height value, the flush bracket was levelled to class 2 standard in 1958. It was not included on the bench mark network. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in July 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked by track entrance at NM673744. Waited for the tide to go down sufficiently before crossing the causeway. This was at 2hrs 45mins before low tide. Up over and down Shona Beag following the power lines where possible, some scrambling involved. Beeline route west up Eilean Shona to NM649736 then due north to top Coast to summit took 85 minutes so there was plenty of slack for the return journey inside one low tide. Open grazing top. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~183°. Vented through three sight holes, FB face plugged, pillar bolt visible.

S9759 - Eilean Shona & GRP
S9759 - Eilean Shona pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2016-06-21 18:02 - TP1694 (Broughton Heights)

FB Number: S5679   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Approached from south. Walkers' car park kindly provided at Broughton Place, NT119374. Followed mapped path to NT123393, then unmapped path by fenceline via Broomy Side and Green Law to summit. Open grazing hills. Pillar stands northwest of fenceline. Column is worse for wear, has been crumbling near the bottom of the west edge for many years. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~299°. Vented through SE sight hole. Spectacular 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2016-06-21 13:15 - TP3648 (Hart Fell)

FB Number: S1556   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Approached from north. Car park by north end of Fruid Reservoir at NT088205 where the public road ends. Followed farm/resr road southeast to Fruid Farm on foot continuing via track to bridge over Fruid water. Leaving the track just beyond the bridge, there is a feintly pather route via Birk Craigs and Summerside Knowe. Open grazing hills, the pillar stands southeast of junction of fences. Column in good condition. Spider centre filled with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~158°. Vented through SE and NW sight holes, innards filled with moss. Long distance 360° panoramic views include Criffell, Green Lowther, Tinto, Culter Fell, West Lomond, Scald Law, Broad Law, Dollar Law, Dunrig and many of the Pennine and Lakeland tops.


Slightly damaged 2016-06-18 17:22 - TP5916 (Sharpah)

FB Number: S5498   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Approached from southeast after descending Crook Rise Crag Top. Parked in large layby, east side of B6265 at SD974556, note there is parking for around four cars on the bend, up Bog Lane at SD975539. Pillar in fair condition. Spider contains grey plastic cap fitted 9/04/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~325°. Vented though SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Direct decent via Hollin Wood to car.

S5498 - Sharpah & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-18 15:03 - TP2610 (Crook Rise Crag Top)

FB Number: S5781   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Indirect approach from the west. Parked in large layby, east side of B6265 at SD974556. Followed track to stile at SD975563 then upmapped path up north side of glen to just above waterfall, crossed burn by jumping boulders from where a good path leads all the way to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, OS cap stolen winter 2008/09. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~162°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued to Sharpah via woods below and track to None-go-Bye Farm.

S5781 - Crook Rise Crag Top & GRP


Damaged 2016-06-18 11:53 - TP6463 (Thorpe Fell)

FB Number: S5312   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Approached from NNE. Parked on public road in Thorpe, SE012616. Followed track up to SE011609 then unmarked beeline route to top. Pillar top badly damaged but spider still has a good grip. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 11/08/2002 by JWR. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~168°. Vented through NW site hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S5312 - Thorpe Fell & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-07 10:54 - TP4645 (Maol Na Sgurra)

FB Number: 10373   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Bagged in conjunction with 10476 - Chreagach. Approached from northwest. Easy parking in layby where public road ends at NM403210. It is permissible to drive the estate road on to NM413194 if your vehicle enjoys very rough surfaces. Followed mapped tracks to Scoor then passing SWmost house and SEmost barn to open grazing field. A couple of gate passes later leads to the top. Trig is on coastal side of boundary wall. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northwest ~319°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes, the pillar bolt is viewable and surprisingly is a hotine bolt, inside a vanessa column! Spectacular 360° panoramic view includes Colonsay and Dutchman's Cap.

10373 - Maol Na Sgurra & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-07 07:45 - TP2166 (Chreagach)

FB Number: 10476   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bagged in conjunction with 10373 - Maol Na Sgurra. Approached from west. Easy parking in layby where metalled road ends at NM403210. Followed mapped forest track to NM450203 then NE up feint path which follows the stream to open hill until due west of pillar, and beeline to top. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces east , ~81°. Vented through west and north sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

10476 - Chreagach & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-06 18:38 - TP0870 (Ardchrishnish)

FB Number: 10363   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easiest parking is just along the cemetery track at NM419234. From there, along the A849 to the main gate of Ardchrishnish and following the track until just before the first farm building. After that there is a good route around the right of the farm curtiliage with a worn path leading to the rocks which the trig adorns. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~169°. Vented through eastmost sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10363 - Ardchrishnish & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-06 15:51 - TP1196 (Beinn Liathanach)

FB Number: 10369   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Overall approach from southwest. Room for a few parked vehicles in widened entrance off north side of A849 at NM338230. Followed mapped track to NM348241 where a sign marked "Trig Point" points to a route to the right. This route travels around the southern end of the tidal inlet before rising through the roack. There are several paths to the top, and choice is made by line of sight. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~212°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged, innards blocked with debris. Spectacular 360° panoramic coastal view.

10369 - Beinn Liathanach & GRP
10369 - Beinn Liathanach & GRP.


Good condition 2016-06-06 12:25 - TP2893 (Dun Island)

FB Number: 10364   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Ferry over to the island. Bagged the trig and enjoyed the hill. The rest of the island was crowded similar to Princes Street on a Saturday afternoon, so ferry back to the peace and tranquillity of Mull ASAP. Hill access is open and signposted from the unclassified road. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~35°. Vented through SE and SW sight hole, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

10364 - Dun Island & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-06 07:50 - TP0869 (Ard Mor)

FB Number: 10532   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Overall approach from NNW. Parked in permitted plot just before last house at NM312199, Knockvologan. Correct route leaves public road between farm buildings at NM314201 as indicated on 1:25K maps. Long path walk through lovely surroundings which form part of the Tireragan Estate woodland conservation reserve. Leave reserve path at NM337180 to head up steep slope through scrubby foliage and beeline WSW to south end of pond at NM329176. Clockwise around pond and another short climb through scrubby undergrowth opens onto the plateau with a beeline of ~600m WNW to the top. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~108°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, pillar bolt viewable. Spectacular 360° panoramic coastal view.

10532 - Ard Mor & GRP
10532 - Ard Mor pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-06-05 18:59 - TP6541 (Torrans)

FB Number: 10367   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in wide entrance to Torrans at NM480252. Followed mapped farmdrive round to NM482251 and went off piste just before first house. Direct route passing highland cattle to top. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~244°. Vented through SW and NW sight holes, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

10367 - Torrans & GRP
10367 - Torrans pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-06-05 14:26 - TP4738 (Meall Nan Capull)

FB Number: 10495   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Overall approach from SSE. Parking available in entrance of old quarry at NM652258. This is one serious hill. As challenging as a Skye Munro. Beeline route to SW end of lower plateau at NM639271 is steep and grassy most of the way but above ~500m some careful scrambling is required. Once on the plateau the remaining ~700m distance to the summit is an easy walk. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~139°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view. Descended safely down ESE slope aiming just right Ben Cruachan until down to about 400m, then returned to starting point via the two gorges.

10495 - Meall Nan Capull & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-05 08:12 - TP1221 (Beinn Nan Gobhar)

FB Number: 10520   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Overall appraoch from east. Public parking available by coast at NM606249. Up via mapped path to 595248 then NW to Cnoc na Braclaich before turning south for the final ascent. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~92°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

10520 - Beinn Nan Gobhar & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-04 17:42 - TP2843 (Druim Fada)

FB Number: 10499   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Bagged in conjunction with neighbouring Maol Ban. Parked outside BT building just west of junction at NM654258. From Maol Ban via Creag nam Fitheach and Cnoc a Bhealaich Mhor to approach Druim Fada from the north east. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~248°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view. Descended on a near beeline route via Gleann Beag to Barachnandroman.

10499 - Druim Fada & GRP
10499 - Druim Fada the pillar bolt.


Good condition 2016-06-04 13:44 - TP4638 (Maol Ban)

FB Number: 10505   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached from NW. Parked outside BT building just west of junction at NM654258. Walked unclassified road to NM668256. The route was an approximate beeline but was tough going up and over outcrops on very rough ground which gradually gets easier towards the top. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~1°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued to Druim Fada.

10505 - Maol Ban & GRP


Good condition 2016-06-04 09:58 - TP1936 (Carn Ban)

FB Number: S9700   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached from north. Parked in wide entrance on NW side of A849 at NM720320. Followed mapped track through Gleann Rainich to gate at NM718299, turned southeast crossing and following valley for around 400m then beeline south to the top. Hotine pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~31°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9700 - Carn Ban & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-29 16:20 - TP4739 (Meall Nan Each)

FB Number: S9784   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Approached from south. Parking for around three cars to north side of B8007 at Laga, NM632611. Followed mapped estate track to NM636632 then beeline to summit keeping right of stream, up through rocks. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~117°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2016-05-29 11:23 - TP1272 (Ben Hiant)

FB Number: 10493   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Approached from north. Free parking for around eight cars beside mapped track entrance, east side of B8007 at NM551641. An unmapped footpath leads from the west side of the road all the way to the summit. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~24°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

10493 - Ben Hiant & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-29 06:55 - TP1160 (Beinn Bhreac)

FB Number: S9793   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Overall approach from WNW. Free parking provided, north side of unclassified road end at NM555704, Ockle. Followed mapped track then path to NM585702, then random route to summit around or over outcrops enroute. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~113°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2016-05-28 19:18 - TP0669 (Meall nan Con)

FB Number: S5916   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Approached from southeast. Parked by east side of unclassified road at NM526668. Clockwise around Beinn an Leithaid keeping roughly to 300m contour, then crossed through bealach at NM510676, before beeline to summit. Hotine pillar in good condition, GPS plate affixed. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~163°. Vented through SE and NW sight holes, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5916 - Meall nan Con & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-28 15:36 - TP3307 (Garbhlach Mhor)

FB Number: 10497   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Approached from NNW. Free parking by road end visitor centre at NM416673. Walked road back to NM419669 then more or less a beeline across open moor to the summit over several smaller lumps along the way. Westmost pillar on Scottish and British Mainland. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~319°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10497 - Garbhlach Mhor & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-28 14:06 - TP9724 (Ardnamurchan Lighthouse)

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

Visited site out of interest for location. Intersecting station. Do not normally bother with non pillar trigs.


Good condition 2016-05-16 09:04 - TP3859 (Hill House Farm)

FB Number: S4673   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar build date and cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/7 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in December 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked across disused private track on south side of Cinder Lane. Field gate is ~20m east along lane. Grass field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 12/05/2002 by JWR. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~26°. Vented through SE & SW sight holes. Limited outlook due to surrounding trees and foliage.


Good condition 2016-05-16 07:20 - TP4035 (Hough Hill)

FB Number: S3454   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd August 1945 costing £5.12s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD30/13 within the Rochdale block during 1947. Levelled for height in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in December 1980. SITE VISIT: Public car park off SE side of Holt Lane at SD590227. A footpath leads along the bottom of the old quarry face to the northeast end where it rises around the rocks to the top. Pillar in good condition, painted white with red English rose on each face. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~15°. Vented through east & south sight holes. Spectacular full 360° panoramic view includes Blackpool Tower.

S3454 - Hough Hill & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-16 06:15 - TP4006 (Hoolster Hill)

FB Number: S4492   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1948 costing £9.6s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T27 during 1949. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from SSW. Parked NW side of Further Lane by entrance of mapped RoW at SD628292. Followed RoW north to beyond woods then left up to top, one fence hop. Empty grass field with crater and pond. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 14/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces southeast ~146° Vented through SW sight hole. 225° panoramic view from south through west to northeast. Remainder blocked by unmaped trees on adjacent plot.

S4492 - Hoolster Hill & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-16 05:17 - TP4341 (Lane Ends)

FB Number: S5004   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th August 1948, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T28 in 1949. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked in gateway with pillar in view just metres away. Cattle field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 14/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces ESE ~61° Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open outlook.


Good condition 2016-05-15 20:48 - TP4768 (Mellor)

FB Number: S4486   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1948 costing £9.1s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/10 within the Blackburn Block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked in layby on south side of Mellor Lane at SD658310. Followed mapped RoW network to open field with trig. Empty grazing field with ROC bunker and viewpoint indicator. Trig pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 14/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces south, ~178°. Vented through north sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Blackpool Tower.

S4486 - Mellor & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-15 20:08 - TP3021 (Edenholme)

FB Number: S4340   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in June 1948 costing £8.13s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T20 in 1950. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked by field gate at SD663340, southwest side of B6245. Large empty field containing nothing but thick grass. Pillar near westmost corner of field. Column off plumb but otherwise good. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 14/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~68°. Vented through NW sight hole. Limited outlook due to field edge foliage.

S4340 - Edenholme & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-15 19:20 - TP6954 (Wilpshire Moor)

FB Number: S4560   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in June 1948 costing £13.8s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/19 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked at SD701322 by SE side of road almost opposite farm entrance. Followed mapped RoW to high point then beeline northeast to top. Freshly repainted white pillar in immaculate condition. A barbed wire cordon is in place around the pillar to keep the cattle at a respectable distance - no obstacle to humans. A plate on the rear of the pillar exclaims that it was restored in 2005 by Wilpshire Parish Council. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 14/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~151°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2016-05-15 18:42 - TP6986 (Windy Bank)

FB Number: S4703   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th August 1948 costing £8.15s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T49 during 1949. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Parked on east side of road by wide entrance at SD705312. Mapped RoW to south crosses the open sheep field with the trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 28/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~65°. Vented through three sight holes, SW face still plugged, innards filled with debris. 360° open outlook.

S4703 - Windy Bank & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-15 17:50 - TP6158 (Stanhill)

FB Number: S4626   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th June 1948 costing £14.8s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T45 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Easy parking on Stanhill Road around SD727277. Followed mapped RoW network to southeast corner of trig field then beeline to top. Empty field of grass and dandelions. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 28/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces north, ~8°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 360° open outlook.

S4626 - Stanhill & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-15 16:16 - TP5219 (Old Harpers)

FB Number: S2798   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th May 1940 costing £2.4s.1d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD80/31 within the Manchester block during 1945. Levelled for height in 1963. Last maintained by the OS in August 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Easy parking on layby on SE side of Matchmoor Lane at SD668120. Up via mapped RoW opposite until level with pillar then straight across open grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SW, ~231°. Vented through NE sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S2798 - Old Harpers & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-15 15:04 - TP6865 (Whimberry Hill)

FB Number: S4488   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th May 1948, cost not on record. Computed as fourth order triangulation station SD80/T143 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1963. Last maintainedby the OS in August 1979. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southeast. Public car park on SE side of road at SD693129. Entry path to access land is found just east of Bryan Hey Reservoir access. Followed the boundary lines along the edge of the access land around the top woods then anticlockwise around woods to trig. Some fance hopping is necessary. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~98°. Vented through west and north sight holes. The 225° panoramic view spans from north through east to southwest. Return route bypassed the woods loop.


Good condition 2016-05-15 13:15 - TP0701 (Rivington)

FB Number: 2999   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th March 1936 cost not on record. Computed as primary triangulation station PP20 within Figure 2 of the OSGB retriangulation during 1936. Levelled for height in 1963. Continues to be maintained by the OS as a GPS passive station. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Parking area to north side of Rivington Road at SD655158, and in wide entrance of Belmont Road at SD653157. Direct route via unmapped path which follows the Local Authority boundary line to the summit of Winter Hill. White painted pillar in good condition. GPS plate affixed on FB face while an red English rose is painted on all three other faces. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces east, ~92°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view interlaced by around eight different comms masts.

2999 - Rivington pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-05-15 11:55 - TP3143 (Fernhurst Hill)

FB Number: S4562   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in June 1948 costing £8.19s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T22 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Straightforward approach from southwest. Parking layby on north side of road by bend. RoW with stiles. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 4/06/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces NNW ~331° Vented through NE sight hole. 225° panoramic view spans from NW through east to south.

S4562 - Fernhurst Hill & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-15 10:33 - TP2736 (Darwen Moor)

FB Number: S3476   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th August 1945 costing £10.13s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/2 within the Blackburn block during 1947. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Good street parking in Manor Road at SD688216. Up via public track from Belgrave Road which leads all the way to the summit. Darwen Tower dominates this top and eclipses the trig pillar at around 11:00 hrs BST. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~156°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 202° panoramic view spans from WSW through north to east. Climbed the tower while I was here. Two other visitors, quite separate from each other also photographed the pillar and FB while I was still around!

S3476 - Darwen Moor & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-15 09:17 - TP5776 (Rushtons Height)

FB Number: S4427   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in February 1948 costing £8.14s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T41 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in September 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Easy parking on layby, west side of road at SD714210. Direct route onto open field via mapped RoW to southwest. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces due south ~180°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 360° open outlook.

S4427 - Rushtons Height & GRP.


Good condition 2016-05-15 07:58 - TP1762 (Bull Hill)

FB Number: S4485   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th April 1948 costing £21.4s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE02/3 within the Rochdale block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS is October 1979. SITE VISIT: Parked just beyond cattle grid where yellow road ends, SD754181. Followed mapped RoW (not continuous on ground) to NW of pillar then beeline climb to top. No red flags flying. Pillar in good condition but for old minor damage to top screed. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~149°. All four sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. 360° open outlook. Returned by what I thought was the same route but rejoined the other track at SD757180 - and that was on a clear day!


Good condition 2016-05-15 06:33 - TP3963 (Hog Lowe Pike)

FB Number: S4555   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1948 costing £8.12s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T22 during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Plenty room to park without obstructing in wide entrance at SD745207. Direct route following mapped RoW which avoids farmyard. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 4/06/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces south, ~175°. Vented through east and west sight holes, bolt silhouette visible through holes. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2016-05-15 05:17 - TP5777 (Rushy Hill)

FB Number: S4498   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th April 1948 costing £20.19s.0d. Computed as seconday triangulation station SE02/8 within the Rochdale block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in September 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Parked in pub car park, it was 5am and the pub doesn't open until noon. Alternative parking outside old barn opposite. Walked up B6232 to start of mapped RoW but took a beeline SE across access land to top. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 4/06/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~203°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2016-05-14 21:16 - TP2872 (Duckworth Hill)

FB Number: S4612   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th June 1948 costing £14.8s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T19 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from SW. Parked opposite mapped RoW by wide field gates on west side of road. car remained in sight from trig. Direct route across field. Pillar in good condition, earlier repairs near base apparent. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~36°. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open outlook.


Good condition 2016-05-14 20:50 - TP4948 (Mount Pleasant)

FB Number: S4424   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in March 1948 costing £8.9s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T32 during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Parked in layby, north side of B6236 at SD762251, ~100m west of farm. Striaghtforward route up track as mapped. Pillar on left side of track. Column off plumb but other wise in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~235° across track. Vented through NE sight hole. 360° open outlook.


Slightly damaged 2016-05-14 20:14 - TP1538 (Bottoms Farm)

FB Number: S4654   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th June 1948 costing £14.8s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T9 during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Easy parking on Broadfield (road), SD748267. Approached via RoW network to NNW which is a nightmare of electric fences and dung heaps. Then onto open fields. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 28/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~124°. Vented through SW sight hole. 225° panoramic view spans from SW through north to east. Left via RoW to SE, one barbed fence to negotiate. With hindsight there is a gate from the road into the trig field, to the west of the pillar which I would recommend to future visitors.


Slightly damaged 2016-05-14 18:57 - TP5340 (Peel Park)

FB Number: S4608   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th June 1948 costing £8.6s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T34 during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from WSW. Parked on Pinewood Drive at SD769290. Busy suburban public park. Beeling route up main path, continuing straight ahead up through woods until on summit plateau. Footpah leads round to trig. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 21/05/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~333°. Vented through NE & SE sight holes. 180° panoramic view spans from ENE through SE to WSW.


Good condition 2016-05-14 17:21 - TP3455 (Great Hameldon)

FB Number: S4564   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1948 costing £13.1s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/3 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ESE. Parked to north side off yellow road at SD814285. Up via neighbouring Hameldon Common. Best to stick with the mapped paths to SD797284 from where an unmapped path leads up the SSE slope to the top. The 'shortcut' route across the deep tussocks is not to be recommended! Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open since ~2008. Flush bracket faces west, ~275° west. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4564 - Great Hameldon & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-14 16:27 - TP3587 (Hameldon Common)

FB Number: S4565   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1948 costing £16.19s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T16 during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ESE. Parked to north side off yellow road at SD814285. Followed RoW to due south of trig then boundary wall to top. Pillar stands to NW side of fenceline. Column in good condition. Spider has replacement OS cap with raised small narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~331°. Three sight holes open, SW face still plugged, innards block with debris. 360° open outlook if you ignore all the comms gear.

S4565 - Hameldon Common & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-14 14:50 - TP2475 (Cowpe Lowe)

FB Number: S4554   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1948 costing £11.15s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T8 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Free car park at picnic site with tearoom up cobbled lane, SD833214. Note, car park gets locked at night once all the cars have gone - lady lives within sight. Direct route southwest up steep lane until on open hilltop. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre contains a grey plastic cap, fitted 18/06/2000 by JWR. Flush bracket faces SW, ~231°. All four sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.


Good condition 2016-05-14 13:11 - TP1642 (Broad Clough)

FB Number: S4398   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in May 1948 costing £9.16s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T5 during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked on west side of A671 at SD869247. Note the unclassified yellow road up the back (Bacup Old Road) is potholed above wheel depth. Followed mapped RoW network starting from lane beside school. Pillar in good condition, on sound foundation block. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~303°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4398 - Broad Clough & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-14 11:54 - TP6438 (Thieveley Pike)

FB Number: S4495   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th May 1948 costing £19.15s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T46 during 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Parked in wide entrance to track, NE side of A671, ~150m SE of disused pub. Followed maped RoW network to top starting from just west of the former pub. Trig pillar stands NE side of fenceline. Column in good condition. Spider has replacement OS cap with raised small narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~285°. All four sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4495 - Thieveley Pike & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-09 14:22 - TP2869 (Duart)

FB Number: 10236   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th July 1959 costing £17.14s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T36 during 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest via grazing fields, around south side of gorse bank to meet the trig from the east. Standard hotine pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~253°. Vented through SE sight hole. Long views out to sea, and over the gorse to inland hills.


Good condition 2016-05-09 10:39 - TP4613 (Mainnir Nam Fiadh)

FB Number: 10504   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st June 1959 costing £9.2s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/28 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in July 1980. SITE VISIT: Walked from ferry terminal at Craignure. Overall approach from east. Track leaves A849 at NM726350, passes one comms mast and terminates at another. After this the route is fairly straightforward by line of sight but not a continuously defined path on the ground over parts. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~173°. Vented through three sight holes, east side plugged, innards filled with debris. Long 360° panoramic view from top.

10504 - Mainnir Nam Fiadh & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-07 15:06 - TP5460 (Pitarris Hill)

FB Number: S5856   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~59°. Vented through three sight holes, FB face plugged. 112° open outlook from WSW to north, remainder obstructed by adjacent woods.


Good condition 2016-05-07 13:48 - TP0049 (Wuddy Law)

FB Number: S1606   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~189°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. 270° panoramic view from south to east through west and north.


Good condition 2016-05-03 16:38 - TP4160 (Kempstone Hill)

FB Number: S5782   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The expected search and gorse fight were encountered. Pillar in good condition. Spider has mysteriously regained an OS centre plug with deep indented letters within the last year. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~109°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged, innards filled with debiris. No view due to surrounding high gorse.

S5782 - Kempstone Hill & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-03 14:54 - TP2690 (Curlethney)

FB Number: S5789   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Most of the route was on the new windfarm road. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised small narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~109°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from trig.

S5789 - Curlethney & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-03 13:05 - TP1339 (Berry Top)

FB Number: S5601   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit for updated photographs and GPS reading. Approached from northeast, easy roadside parking by scrub land. Up via plot to west of pond then out onto larger plot which climbs almost to top. Pillar stands in plot to south of mapped boundary wall. Grazing land. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre plug with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~331°. Vented through SW sight hole. 360° open outlook from trig.

S5601 - Berry Top & GRP
S5601 - Berry Top pillar & FB.


Good condition 2016-05-03 11:40 - TP2538 (Cran Hill)

FB Number: S5787   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit for updated photographs and GPS reading. Approached from south. Parked in road end car park in Newtonhill. Followed mapped footpath until it meets with farm track, then a random route through gorse to top. Rough grazing ground. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre plug with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~319°. All four sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 360° open outlook from trig.

S5787 - Cran Hill & GRP


Good condition 2016-05-03 09:21 - TP2419 (Corporation Quarry)

FB Number: S4599   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th May 1948 costing £5.9s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NO42/T8 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1971. Last maintainedby the OS in October 1981. SITE VISIT: Accessed with kind permission of TA centre staff. Main entrace to compound is on Dalkeith Road (to the west). After signing the visitors' book we were asked to be mindful of our own safety then made our way up to the pillar which is on a steep scrubby knoll to the SE of the third building in from the entrance. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~226°. Vented through NE sight hole. Limited views due to surrounding trees but still able to see through to Craigowl, Northfield and Peace Hill.

S4599 - Corporation Quarry & GRP
S4599 - Corporation Quarry pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-04-23 16:07 - TP2887 (Dumyat)

FB Number: S3670   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~297°. Full 360° panoramic view.

S3670 - Dumyat & GRP


Good condition 2016-04-18 19:01 - TP2352 (Collie Law)

FB Number: S9448   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit.. Blurb to follow..


Good condition 2016-04-18 16:27 - TP5376 (Peniel Heugh)

FB Number: S7471   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit.. Approached from northwest. Parked by west side of road by junction of tracks at NT646265. Folllowed mapped track through woods until it becomes a path, then over stile onto open hill. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~64°. Vented through NW sight hole.

S7471 - Peniel Heugh pillar & FB.


Good condition 2016-04-18 15:45 - TP4970 (Muirhouselaw)

FB Number: S7910   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit.. Approached from north. Parked by NW side unclassified road opposite northmost corner of trig field at NT631290. Through field gate and straight up to pillar. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~324°. Vented through SW sight hole. Views include Peniel Heugh and Eildon Mid Hill.

S7910 - Muirhouselaw pillar & FB.


Good condition 2016-04-18 14:17 - TP1067 (Bartle Hill)

FB Number: S7221   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Third visit. Drive by pillar with public access. Park anywhere near top avoiding obstruction to communal road. Pillar in good condition, in hedge on NW side of drive to farm. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented lettering. FB faces SE ~146° across road.

S7221 - Bartle Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-04-18 13:25 - TP4401 (Lennel Hill)

FB Number: S7382   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. Roadside trig with easy parking. Pillar in hedge and in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SE, ~133°. Vented through sight hole on FB face, others all buried. No particular view, just hedges and buildings.

S7382 - Lennel Hill & GRP
S7382 - Lennel Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-04-16 12:38 - TP1315 (Benarty Hill)

FB Number: S3140   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. Special occasion to mark the celebration of Rob Woodall bagging his final Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar. Many other big names from the trig point bagging fraternity were present too. Bagging S3140, Benarty Hill in Fife means that Rob has visited all 6190 surviving triangulation pillars in Great Britain. That puts my humble score of 2338 (as at 16/04/2016) trig pillars visits into insignificance. There were about thirty baggers on Benarty Hill today. Biggest surprise was representation from the Ordnance Survey with a presentation to Rob - of the brand new flush bracket (OSBM.12394). Congratuations Rob!


Good condition 2016-04-09 16:19 - TP3684 (Hawthornside Hill)

FB Number: S7699   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. Approached from southeast. Parked by northwest side of unclassified road by track entrance at NT555112. Straight forward walk along mapped track to trig. Open grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS cap with shallow engraved letters from older pillar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~116°. Vented through SW sight hole. 292° panoramic view from SSE through west and north to east includes; Eildon Mid Hill, Minto Hill, Dirrington Great Law, Penchrise Pen.

S7699 - Hawthornside Hill & GRP
S7699 - Hawthornside Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-04-09 12:14 - TP4064 (Hungry Law)

FB Number: S7912   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. Approached from SSE. Parked in layby on NE side of A68 at NT760030. Mapped RoW leads all the way to summit although the track is the easier option and now cuts (unmapped) the long loop at NT750040. From NT748047 the path is non continuous on the ground but the correct beeline should pass all the necessary fence crossings with ladders. Grazing top. Pillar stands northeast of boundary fence. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~161°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes; Carter Bar, Rubers Law, Eildon Mid Hill, Philip Law, Dirrington Great Law, Hownam Law, Cheviot, Hedgehope Hill.panoramic view includes; Carter Bar, Rubers Law, Eildon Mid Hill, Philip Law, Dirrington Great Law, Hownam Law, Cheviot, Hedgehope Hill.

S7912 - Hungry Law & GRP
S7912 - Hungry Law pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-04-02 15:19 - TP4189 (Kildinny)

FB Number: S6164   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th August 1950 costing £8.12s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NO02/T43 within the Perth block during 1951. Levelled to Class 1 precision for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in November 1986. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from south. Parked safely, NW side of road by farm entrance at NO066176. Walked mapped farm track to NO063185 then carefully followed the tramlines to avoid trampling young crop. Pillar in middle of arable field surrounded by wooden fence for protection from farm machinery. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~222°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open upward panorama includes Craig Rossie and Mailer Hill.

S6164 - Kildinny & GRP
S6164 - Kildinny pillar & FB


Good condition 2016-04-02 14:00 - TP12309 (Blackford Church Spire)

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

A temporary digression from NPFBs and pillars. I have no plans to start bagging non pillar trigs enmass. I did at least get out the car and take a photograph though.


Good condition 2015-12-29 10:43 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

FB Number: S3014   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Regular haunt. Final visit of 2015. Will delete this log when a subsequent VALID log is posted by a known user. Valid means FB number stated. Footnote: SDB has produced valid log but keeping this here for hopefully 31/12/16.


Good condition 2015-10-17 17:31 - TP0512 (Kirkby Stephen (1976))

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

Still good.


Damaged 2015-10-17 13:16 - TP5129 (Nine Standards Rigg)

FB Number: 10803   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Stone built pillar. The mortar is in poor condition and could eventually lead to a column collapse as the deterioration worsens. Spider plugged with smooth brown resin cap. Empty flush bracket recess faces NNW, ~333°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. More blurb to follow.

10803 - Nine Standards Rigg & GRP
10803 - Nine Standards Rigg montage


Good condition 2015-10-17 10:08 - TP6962 (Winder Hill)

FB Number: S5659   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. Pillar freshly repainted white. Spider centre open, stones blocking centre hole. Flush bracket faces south, ~179°. All four sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. More blurb to follow.

S5659 - Winder Hill & GRP
S5659 - Winder Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-10-10 17:53 - TP1588 (Branshaw)

FB Number: S7428   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 16/04/2008.


Good condition 2015-10-10 17:40 - TP1484 (Blakemans Law)

FB Number: S7377   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 16/04/2008.


Good condition 2015-10-10 17:13 - TP2344 (Coldtown Beacon)

FB Number: S6634   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 05/07/2008. Thanks to Judith for the sloe gin!


Good condition 2015-10-10 16:36 - TP4814 (Midhopelaw Pike)

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

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 05/07/2008.

S6628 - Midhopelaw Pike & GRP


Good condition 2015-10-10 15:59 - TP2952 (Ealingham Rigg)

FB Number: S6638   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 16/07/2008.


Good condition 2015-10-10 15:29 - TP6763 (Watch Crags)

FB Number: S6615   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 16/07/2008.


Good condition 2015-10-10 14:47 - TP1082 (Batey Catreen)

FB Number: S6636   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 26/07/2008.


Good condition 2015-10-10 14:25 - TP4519 (Long Crag Gunnerton)

FB Number: S6625   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Trig group visit. No change since original visit of 26/07/2008.


Good condition 2015-10-03 16:43 - TP2488 (Crag Hill)

FB Number: S5661   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, centre hole filled with stones. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~314°. Vented through SW sight hole. Potential views lost to low cloud on day of visit. More blurb to follow.

S5661 - Crag Hill pillar & FB
S5661 - Crag Hill & GRP


Damaged 2015-10-03 11:42 - TP6943 (Wild Boar Fell)

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

Stone built pillar. Column severely damaged on lower SSE and WSW faces. Spider centre plugged with tar. Spider leg perpendicular to a pillar edge points SSE, ~160°. OSBM flush brackets (10797 and 11810) appear to have been on the ENE face, the recess has been replaced with stone and mortar. Vented through SSE sight hole, others blocked or destroyed. Potential views lost to low cloud on day of visit. More blurb to follow.

10797 / 11810 - Wild Boar Fell & GRP
10797 / 11810 - Wild Boar Fell


Damaged 2015-10-03 11:42 - TP10128 (Wild Boar Fell)

FB Number: 10797   Condition: Damaged   Score: 0/10

See log for 11810. TPUK TP No. 6943

10797 - Wild Boar Fell


Good condition 2015-09-26 16:22 - TP3979 (Holme Knott)

FB Number: S5518   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces south, ~189°. All four sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from top. More blurb to follow.

S5518 - Holme Knott & GRP


Good condition 2015-09-26 13:28 - TP1715 (Brownthwaite)

FB Number: S5344   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~162°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged. Pillar bolt viewable but a plastic bottle has been dropped down the centre hole by an imbecile. Full 360° panoramic view includes Calf Top. More blurb to follow.

S5344 - Brownthwaite & GRP
S5344 - Brownthwaite pillar bolt


Good condition 2015-09-26 11:05 - TP1875 (Calf Top)

FB Number: S5670   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition and white having been recently repainted. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~310°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ingleborough. More blurb to follow.

S5670 - Calf Top & GRP.


Slightly damaged 2015-09-19 17:04 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)

FB Number: 2982   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar built in spring 1936, exact details not on record. Observed as primary triangulation station PP6 within Figure 2 of the OSGB36 retirangulation during 1936. To confuse matters, the OS named this station Little Whernside albeit higher in altitute than the neighbouring primary station on Great Whernside 17 miles away. Flush bracket 2982 was levelled for height in 1950. This marker was last routinely maintained by the OS in 1986 but continues to serve as a GPS Passive station. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Free parking layby for walkers is provided to NE of junction of roads at SD765793. Followed mapped RoW network under Ribblehead Viaduct and past Gunnerfleet Farm to wall stile at SD750799. From there a mapped footpath steeply climbs NW to the summit ridge, leading to a short gentle climb to the summit. Highest summit in the whole of Yorkshire. Unrestricted access land. Trig column stands to the west of the dividing boundary wall. Pillar in fair condition, previous repairs to column are disintegrating. Plastic plug in spider. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~223°. All sight holes plugged. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Great Shunner Fell, Buckden Pike, Great Whernside, Pen-Y-Ghent, Park Fell, Pendle Hill, Ingleborough, Rivington, Mallowdale Pike, Black Combe, Coniston Old Man, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, High Street, Cross Fell.

2982 - Little Whernside pillar & GRP
2982 - Little Whernside pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-09-19 13:12 - TP5306 (Park Fell)

FB Number: S5534   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~158°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook includes the three peaks. More blurb to follow.

S5534 - Park Fell pillar & GRP


Good condition 2015-09-19 11:26 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Stone built pillar in good condition. Tar plug in spider centre with hole poked through. Flush bracket faces east, ~79°. All sight holes open but filled with moss. Views lost to low cloud on day of visit. More blurb to follow.

S5619 - Ingleborough pillar & GRP


Good condition 2015-09-05 16:45 - TP6249 (Sulber)

FB Number: S5623   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th July 1949 costing £15.15s.0d. Computed as teriary triangulation station SD96/T45 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast but took circuitous route in via Moughton and Ribblesdale FBM. Ample free parking in Cragg Hill Road, Horton in Ribblesdale, SD805724. Up via the railway station, the mapped RoW crosses the line and continues onto access land. Direct route following 340m contour line from the Sulber Nick path, or circuitous route around Sulber via the Ribblesdale FBM. Open grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW ~341°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S5623 - Sulber & GRP
S5623 - Sulber pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-09-05 16:21 - TP0516 (Ribblesdale)

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

To north side of boundary wall.

Ribblesdale FBM & GRP


Good condition 2015-09-05 14:05 - TP4935 (Moughton)

FB Number: S5230   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th September 1949 costing £30.0s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/12 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Ample free parking in Cragg Hill Road, Horton in Ribblesdale, SD805724. Up via the railway station, the RoW crosses the line. Once on the access land there are numerous route options along mapped paths or over the limestone pavements. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition with fresh coat of white paint. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northeast, 47°. All sight holes plugged. Full 360° view includes Pen-Y-Ghent, Pendle Hill, Ingleborough and Whernside. Continued to Sulber via the Ribblesdale FBM.

S5230 - Moughton & GRP
S5230 - Moughton pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-09-05 11:12 - TP6033 (Smearsett Scar)

FB Number: S5449   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th July 1949 costing £27.15s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T42 in 1951. levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked in Stainforth on side road (SD820673) to north of chargable car park. Local residents try to discourage visitor parking on public road in favour of their own cars with unofficial notices and illegal use of traffic cones. Up via Little Stainforth (all double yellow lines) and the Dalte High Way. Open grazing top in limestone country. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~212°. All sight holes open, top of pillar bolt just visible over debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes Pen-Y-Ghent, Pendle Hill, Ingleborough and Whernside.

S5449 - Smearsett Scar & GRP


Good condition 2015-08-19 11:44 - TP1718 (Bruach Na Frithe)

FB Number: S9744   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd May 1958 costing £18.2s.7d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/42 within the Skyr block during 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. PERSONAL SAFETY: It is essential to have detailed knowledge of a route up beforehand, and be aware that weather conditions can change very quickly. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast. Parked at NG484297, Sligachan, off north side of road by mountain rescue base. Up via mapped path which becomes unmapped then passes by Loch 'a Bhàsteir, continue ahead turning right under Am Bàsteir on a WSW course until eventually summiting the Munro. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~91°. All sight holes open, innards filled with stones. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Storr, Dun Caan, Glamaig, Beinn A Chlachain, Beinn Bhan, Beinn na Caillich, Blaven, Elgol, Carn A`Ghaill (Canna), An Cruachan, Beinn A Bhraghad, Skridan, Healaval Beg, Dunvegan Head, Ben Horneval, Beinn Edra.

S9744 - Bruach Na Frithe & GRP
S9744 - Bruach Na Frithe pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-18 20:55 - TP3042 (Elgol)

FB Number: S9509   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th August 1957 costing £33.1s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/47 within the Skye block during 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Public car park opposite village hall at NG519135. Walked unclassified road to high point then beeline to trig. Open grazing top. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~227°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Blaven, Beinn na Caillich, Sgurr Na Coinnich, Beinn Na Seamraig, Ben Sgriol, Ladhar Bheinn, Beinn Bhuidhe, Carn A' Ghobhair, Rois-Bheinn, Caorach, Ben Resipol, Ben Hiant, Ben More (Mull), Meall nan Con, An Sgurr (Eigg), Beinn Airein (Muck), Askival, Orval (Rhum), Carn A`Ghaill (Canna), Bruach Na Frithe.

S9509 - Elgol & GRP
S9509 - Elgol pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-18 17:28 - TP1490 (Blaven)

FB Number: S9751   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd May 1958 costing £25.12s.0d. computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T63 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in May 1969. PERSONAL SAFETY: It is essential to have detailed knowledge of a route up beforehand. Please see route decription: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/blabheinn.shtml Associated route map: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map4_8sk.shtml SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Public car park at NG560296. Followed footpath along north side of Allt na Dunaiche then as described on walkhighlands website to summit of Munro. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces south, ~180°. All sight holes open, innards filled with stones. Extensive 360° panoramic view includes: Meall A Mhaoil, Dun Caan, Beinn A Chlachain, Beinn Bhan, Beinn na Caillich, Sgurr Na Coinnich, Beinn Na Seamraig, Ben Sgriol, Sgurr Nan Eugallt, Ladhar Bheinn, Beinn Bhuidhe, Carn A' Ghobhair, Rois-Bheinn, Ben Resipol, Ben More (Mull), Meall nan Con, An Sgurr (Eigg), Beinn Airein (Muck), Askival, Carn A`Ghaill (Canna), Bruach Na Frithe, Healaval Beg, Dunvegan Head, Ben Horneval, Roineval, Beinn Na Greine, Glamaig, Beinn Edra, Storr.

S9751 - Blaven & GRP
S9751 - Blaven pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-08-18 11:49 - TP4402 (Leoid)

FB Number: 10073   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th August 1957 costing £62.7s.0d. Computed by distomat survey as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T4 in 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Ample parking by shore at NG582193. No unauthorised vehicles any further south, walkers only. Followed the mapped track south to its end at Suisnish then through gates and beeline for summit. Easy open grazing land with boggy area to negiotiate. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~230°. Vented through SW and SE sight holes. Full 360° panorama includes Beinn na Caillich, Sgurr Na Coinnich, Beinn Na Seamraig, Ben Attow, The Saddle, Ben Sgriol, Sgorach Breac, Ladhar Bheinn, Carn A' Ghobhair, Dhughaill, Caorach, An Sgurr (Eigg), Askival, Carn A`Ghaill (Canna), part of the Cuillin Ridge, and Blaven.

10073 - Leoid & GRP
10073 - Leoid pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-18 07:38 - TP1903 (Caorach)

FB Number: S9697   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th April 1958 costing £76.10s.1d. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station NG80/DM/1 within the Fort William block during 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Roadend free public car park at NG588007. Route, starting west of Allt Mor, up over and down many times but roughly NNW for 1.5km keeping high, then NE for remainder to summit. Rough grassy top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~189°. Vented through north and east sight holes. Extensive 360° panoramic view includes: Beinn na Caillich, Beinn A Chlachain, Dhughaill, Beinn Bhan, Sgurr Na Coinnich, Beinn Na Seamraig, Ben Sgriol, The Saddle, Ladhar Bheinn, Sgurr na Ciche, Beinn Bhuidhe, Sgurr Nan Coireachan, Carn A' Ghobhair, Beinn Odhar Mhor, Rois-Bheinn, Ben Resipol, Beinn Iadain, Ben More (Mull), Ben Hiant, Meall nan Con, An Sgurr (Eigg), Askival, Orval (Rhum), Carn A`Ghaill (Canna), Bruach Na Frithe, Blaven.

S9697 - Caorach & GRP
S9697 - Caorach pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-17 19:23 - TP2773 (Dhughaill)

FB Number: S9693   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd April 1958 costing £33.13s.3d. Computed by distomat survey as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T2 in 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked by NE side of road at NG617076. Near beeline route keeping east of Loch Dhùghaill which involves decending considerably before the main climb begins. Allt Loch nan Uamh has a suitable crossing point at intersection with fence. Mixed rough grass and heather terrain. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~131°. Vented through SW and NW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Beinn Bhan, Sgurr Na Coinnich, Beinn Na Seamraig, Ben Sgriol, Carn A' Ghobhair, Rois-Bheinn, Meall nan Con, Caorach, An Sgurr (Eigg), Askival, Blaven, Beinn na Caillich.

S9693 - Dhughaill & GRP
S9693 - Dhughaill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-17 16:56 - TP5885 (Sgorach Breac)

FB Number: S9719   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th April 1958 costing £65.14s.4d. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station NG80/DM/2 within the Fort William block during 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Parked off SW side of unclassified road at NG648118. Straight up steep slope to northeast keeping to right of valley, crossed Allt a Ghasgain onto a northerly route negotiating the undulating terrain to the summit. Rocky outcrop on open heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southwest ~213°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Carnach, Beinn A Chlachain, Beinn Bhan, Sgurr Na Coinnich, Beinn Na Seamraig, Ben Sgriol, Sgurr Nan Eugallt, Na Cruachan, Ladhar Bheinn, Beinn Bhuidhe, Carn A' Ghobhair, Rois-Bheinn, Meall nan Con, An Sgurr (Eigg), Dhughaill, Askival, Orval (Rhum), Carn A`Ghaill (Canna), Blaven, Beinn na Caillich, Storr.

S9719 - Sgorach Breac & GRP
S9719 - Sgorach Breac pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-17 13:18 - TP1214 (Beinn Na Seamraig)

FB Number: S9803   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th June 1958 costing £11.11s.0d. Computed by distomat survey as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T14 during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in May 1969. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Room for one car at entrance to forest track at NG729217. Followed mapped track to its end then up over hills keeping high along the tops to summit. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, 250°. Vented through three sight holes, NW hole still plugged. Pillar bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Beinn Bhan, Sgurr Na Coinnich, Beinn A` Chuirn, The Saddle, Ben Sgriol, Ladhar Bheinn, Beinn Bhuidhe, Askival, Blaven, Beinn na Caillich, Dun Caan.

S9803 - Beinn Na Seamraig & GRP
S9803 - Beinn Na Seamraig pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-15 18:22 - TP4208 (Kilnsey Moor)

FB Number: S5564   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th June 1949 costing £13.13s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation pillar SD96/T20 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 2000. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked beside unfenced road just west of cattle grid at SD951653. Beeline route due north across access land, one wall hop, then across top plot to summit. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~193°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged. Pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view includes Buckden Pike, Great Whernside, Thorpe Fell, Sharpah and Pendle Hill.

S5564 - Kilnsey Moor & GRP
S5564 - Kilnsey Moor pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-08-15 14:21 - TP4787 (Meugher)

FB Number: S5991   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th June 1950 costing £33.9s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T28 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Parked in Conistone, west side of road to south of junction of roads at SD981674. From Conistone village via S5432 - Conistone Moor. Continued on mapped paths via shooting lodge at SE021701 then east up feint path to boundary fence at SE033701. Along fence and onto rough ground to pick up track along Meugher Dike then beeline for summit. Rough grassy top on grouse moor. Access land around 500m outside Yorkshire Dales National Park. Pillar slightly off plumb but in fair condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~160°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Thorpe Fell, Sharpah, Pendle Hill and Great Whernside. Returned via shooting lodge and direct track back to Conistone.

S5991 - Meugher & GRP
S5991 - Meugher pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-15 12:12 - TP2383 (Conistone Moor)

FB Number: S5432   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th September 1949 costing £17.1s.10d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T5 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in Conistone village, west side of road to south of junction of roads at SD981674. Follow mapped track NE out of village or go (east) up through Dib to SD917686, then footpath NE to top. Grazing moor on access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SW, ~230°. Vented though NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued to Meugher.

S5432 - Conistone Moor & GRP
S5432 - Conistone Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-12 19:42 - TP3901 (Hill Of Spynie)

FB Number: S7083   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 21st October 1952 costing £16.17s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ45/T24 in 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in May 1987. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NNE. Parked at end of long passing place on unclassified road at NJ225658. Followed mapped farm tracks to pillar. Column in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~164°. Three sight holes buried in embankment, FB face plugged. 45° open view spanning from SSE to SSW, remainder lost to trees, foliage or higher ground.

S7083 - Hill Of Spynie & GRP
S7083 - Hill Of Spynie pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-12 18:03 - TP2697 (Cutties Hillock East)

FB Number: S1810   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th June 1937 costing £6.5s.0d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP357 within Figure 3 of the OSGB36 retriangulation network in 1937. Levelled for height in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in May 1987. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from WNW. Parked in forest car park at NJ174634. Up via pillar 11091. Continued on mapped track to bend at NJ182635 then SE onto forst trail path which passes the pillar. Hotine column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, 31°. Vented through NW sight hole. Any views long since lost to surrounding woods. Don't forget to bag NPFB G1004 from the car park.

S1810 - Cutties Hillock East & GRP
S1810 - Cutties Hillock East pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-12 17:25 - TP2696 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: 11091   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Early records for these Lossiemouth Base Extension pillars are unclear but this pillar may have been built by 1912. In 1937 this marker was added to the OSGB36 primary network and was computed for triangulation as primary station PP347 in Figure 3 of the Retriangulation of Great Britain. The pillar top was levelled for height in 1957 but flush bracket 11091 wasn't added until 1963. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in May 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in forest car park at NJ174634. Up via mapped track until aligned with pillar where a well worn path climbs to the top of Quarrelwood Hill. Lossiemouth style column. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, 174°. Vented through north sight hole. View spans 112° from WNW to NE showing a profile of many Sutherland tops. Continued to pillar S1810. Don't forget to bag NPFB G1004 from the car park.

11091 - Cutties Hillock & GRP
11091 - Cutties Hillock pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-12 16:17 - TP6592 (Troves)

FB Number: S7080   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd October 1952 costing £15.6s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ45/T43 in 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in May 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked to northeast of junction of roads at NJ240601, NW side of side road. Walked up via communal drive to houses. Accessed with kind permission of owner of adjacent house which was built in year 2000. The woodland where the pillar stands now forms part of the garden. Column in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces due (magnetic) north 0°. Vented through west sight hole. Any views long since lost to surrounding woodland but occasional glimpses of distance can be seen through the trees.

S7080 - Troves & GRP
S7080 - Troves pillar & FB.


Good condition 2015-08-12 14:57 - TP6331 (Teindland Wood)

FB Number: S7089   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th September 1952 costing £23.18s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ45/T41 in 1953. Levelled for height in 1974. Last maintained by the OS in June 1987. SITE VISIT: Approach from the east. Ample free parking in picnic area at NJ309552, west side of B9015, 150m north of junction with B9103. The forest entrance (NJ307550) on the route up serves as a driveway to houses and is too constricted for visitor parking. Walked in via this forest entrance following the network of mapped tracks to the trig. Pillar stands at south side of track. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, 7°. Vented through south sight hole. Any views long since lost to surrounding woods.

S7089 - Teindland Wood & GRP
S7089 - Teindland Wood pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-12 13:21 - TP7057 (Woodside Of Cairnty)

FB Number: S7184   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th October 1952 costing £14.9s.5d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ45/T45 in 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked in unused forest entrance to north of public road at NJ331532. Short but random route though sparse woods until column was located. Surrounded by heather and mix of woodlands trees. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~349°. Vented through south sight hole. Any views long since lost to surrounding woods

S7184 - Woodside Of Cairnty & GRP
S7184 - Woodside Of Cairnty pillar & FB.


Good condition 2015-08-12 11:49 - TP6437 (Thiefs Hill)

FB Number: S7090   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th September 1952 costing £6.10s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ45/T8 in 1953. Levelled for height in 1974. Last maintained by the OS in June 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from the east. Parked in forest track entrance at NJ374543. Direct route along track to junction at NJ361545, then beeline SSW across felled woodland to trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket face ENE, ~77°. Vented through NW sight hole. Any views long since lost to surrounding woods but some fairly open skies with immediate woodland cut down and replanted.

S7090 - Thiefs Hill & GRP
S7090 - Thiefs Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-12 10:10 - TP3892 (Hill Of Mulderie)

FB Number: S7279   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th May 1953 costing £14.11s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ45/T23 in 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in August 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from the northwest. Parked by forest track entrance at NJ378521. It was found that the forest track network was more accurately mapped at 1:50K rather than 1:25K. Followed route up tracks via NJ380519 and NJ378515 from where the last section becomes more overgrown but does lead to the summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, 57°. Vented through SW sight hole. Only view spans 68° from SE to SSW over trees.

S7279 - Hill Of Mulderie & GRP
S7279 - Hill Of Mulderie pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-12 08:25 - TP3911 (Hill Of Towie)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~217°. Vented through NW and SE sight holes. View spans 292° from NE through south to NNW. More blurb to follow.

S7444 - Hill Of Towie & GRP
S7444 - Hill Of Towie pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-12 06:21 - TP1845 (Cairds Wood)

FB Number: S7228   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd October 1952 costing £13.2s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ45/T15 in 1953. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in December 2000. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NNW. Parked by SW side of public road between entrances at NJ425492. Up via mapped forest track to where it fizzles out and becomes a wet grassy break. From there, a beeline to the pillar is via feint paths in the woods, and deep grass with mixed gorse over grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces east, ~95°.All sight holes open. Pillar bolt viewable but seems to have lost its centre nipple. Broken views span from NE to ESE and from SSE to SSW.

S7228 - Cairds Wood & GRP
S7228 - Cairds Wood pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-11 20:43 - TP4751 (Meikle Balloch)

FB Number: S7049   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th November 1952, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station NJ45/8 within the block during 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in August 1983. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in forest car park at NJ458493. Direct route up via waymarked woodland paths which are unmapped but run all the way to the trig via NJ466491. Meikle Balloch Hill. Open heather clad hilltop with network of footpaths. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised small narrow letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~281°. Vented through north and south sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ben Rinnes, Knock and some distant Sutherland tops.

S7049 - Meikle Balloch & GRP
S7049 - Meikle Balloch pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-11 18:25 - TP5977 (Sillyearn Wood)

FB Number: S7052   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st November 1952, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ45/T40 in 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked at entrance of track at NJ502516. Rather than being tempted by the Water Board track, an overgrown path leads eastwards up through brambles to a disused forest track which eventually joins the mapped track network at NJ507519. Continuing on the mapped route northeast until as near the trig as possible, any route up through the woods will involve negotiating fallen trees. to attain the summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~69°. Vented through SW sight hole. Any views long since lost to surrounding woods.

S7052 - Sillyearn Wood & GRP
S7052 - Sillyearn Wood pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-11 16:30 - TP4271 (Knock)

FB Number: 11090   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Early records for these Lossiemouth Base Extension pillars are unclear but this pillar may have been built by 1912. Computed as primary triangulation station PP339 within Figure 3 of the OSGB36 primary network during 1937. The pillar top was levelled for height in 1952 but flush bracket 11090 was not added to the pillar until 1963. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in June 1987. SITE VISIT. Approached from east. Parked be south side of unclassified road at NJ547552 where there is limited space for a few cars. Beeline up steep straight path to summit. Lossiemouth style column on heather clad top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~233°. Vented through northwest sight hole. Slightly overtopped by cairn from where there is an extensive 360° panoramic view.

11090 - Knock & GRP
11090 - Knock pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-11 14:44 - TP2415 (Corn Hill)

FB Number: S7185   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd September 1952 costing £17.15s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NJ75/T21 during 1952. Levelled for height also in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in June 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from WSW. Parked outside churchyard at NJ565556. Along road and up communal farm drive to junction of tracks NJ573562. Around disused filed to top of woods. Along field boundaries to SW corner of gorse ridden trig plot. Continuing eastwards outside south edge for two field widths, over wall at NE corner of second field into trig plot, an anticlockwise route through the gorse leads to the trig. Grazing land and gorse top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~196°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open panorama includes Knock.

S7185 - Corn Hill & GRP
S7185 - Corn Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-11 11:54 - TP15406 (Ben Aigan Auxiliary)

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

I don't usually do non pillar triangulation markers but this one required very little extra effort with its close proximity to trig pillar 11094.


Good condition 2015-08-11 11:42 - TP1256 (Ben Aigan)

FB Number: 11094   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Early records for these Lossiemouth Base Extension pillars are unclear but this pillar may have been built by 1912. Computed as primary triangulation station PP348 within Figure 3 of the OSGB36 primary network during 1937. The pillar top was levelled for height in 1953 but flush bracket 11094 wasn't added until 27th July 1963. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in May 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Forest car park at NJ333491. Followed mapped forest track to NJ322489. From there are steep westerly running path cuts the long route and rejoins the track at NJ318490. It is easier to continue with the mapped track network all the way to the summit rather than cutting across boggy moorland. Heather cland top. Lossiemouth style column on heather clad top. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~212. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Knock and Ben Rinnes between heavy showers.

11094 - Ben Aigan & GRP
11094 - Ben Aigan pillar & FB


Damaged 2015-08-08 18:44 - TP7104 (Yockenthwaite Moor)

FB Number: S5500   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd August 1949 costing £95.12s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/22 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parking off SW side of road at SD902790, ~200m west of Yockenthwaite. Up via bridge and steep farm track to SD911794. Continuing on a beeline northwards to the top, the gradient lessens and the route is straight forward apart from some peat haggs to negotiate near the top. Pillar disintegrating, with top broken into several loose parts. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~43°. Vented through NE & SE sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5500 - Yockenthwaite Moor & GRP
S5500 - Yockenthwaite Moor pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-08-08 14:52 - TP1744 (Buckden Pike)

FB Number: S5520   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th July 1949 costing £42.14s.4d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/22 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parking off road at SD987757, just NE of cattle grid, same parking used for Great Whernside. Up via Tor Mere Top folllowing boundary walls all the way. Pillar in fair condition, large horizontal crack across trunk, foundation crumbling. Spider centre filled with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~126°. Vented through NE & SW sight holes. Full 360° open view.

S5520 - Buckden Pike & GRP
S5520 - Buckden Pike pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-08 11:54 - TP0703 (Great Whernside)

FB Number: 2976   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in 1936, cost unknown. Computed as primary triangulation station PP7 within Figure 2 of the OSGB retriangulation network during 1936. Levelled for height in 1955. Final maintenance date give as 1975 but in theory GPS pillars are still being maintained. Highest trig in grid area SE, and all 23 English pillars which are higher than this stand north of here. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parking off road at SD987757, just NE of cattle grid, same parking as used for Buckden Pike. Followed footpaths as mapped all the way to summit. Pillar in good condition, GPS plate affixed. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved latters. Flush bracket faces east, ~87°. Vented through three sighting holes, FB face still plugged. 360° open outlook includes the three peaks.

2976 - Great Whernside & GRP
2976 - Great Whernside pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-01 12:54 - TP4843 (Minch Moor)

FB Number: S9827   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th July 1958 costing £35.9s.1d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NT33/5 within the Peebles block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1977. SITE VISIT: Approached from WNW. Public car park beside Traquair Hall at NT331345. Up via Southern Upland Way to NT360334 then final climb SSW up mapped path. Open heather clad hill above woodlands. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~340°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Windlestraw Law, Eildon Mid Hill, Dunrig, Blackhope Scar, Black Law.

S9827 - Minch Moor & GRP.
S9827 - Minch Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-08-01 10:01 - TP6684 (Ven Law)

FB Number: 10251   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs.HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th July 1958 costing £35.16s.10d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT33/T13 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in October 2000. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in side road on slope at NT253408. There are various routes via a network of woodland paths which lead to this trig. The pillar stands in a clearing in the woods which is well before the summit. Column in good condition. Spider retains OSTS cap with shallow engraved lettering which must have originated on an older pillar. Flush bracket faces west, ~274°. All sight holes open innards blocked with debris. No view, surrounded by trees in all directions.

10251 - Ven Law & GRP
10251 - Ven Law pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-07-22 18:15 - TP4057 (Hundleshope Heights)

FB Number: 10131   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Fourth visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th August 1958 costing £48.13s.7d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NT33/4 within the Peebles block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1977. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from north but via Durig which lies south of here. Parked in entrance to forest track at NT250383. Route to Dun Rig via farm track network through Hayston and Glensax. From Dun Rig the route follows the mapped fenceline southwest to NT244308. From there an unmapped fenceline runs northwards via Glenrath Heights, Middle Hill and onto Scawd Law, Hundleshope Heights. Heather clad moor. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~61°. Vented through NE & SW sight holes, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open outlook with panoramic view in in all directions except the south which is overtopped by higher ground. Landmarks include Scald Law, Allermuir Hill, Arthurs Seat, Dundreich, Blackhope Scar, Windlestraw Law, and Eildon Mid Hill. Route of descent is beeline NNE down flank, returning to the track just south of woods south of Upper Newby.

10131 - Hundleshope Heights & GRP.
10131 - Hundleshope Heights pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-07-22 16:24 - TP2927 (Dunrig)

FB Number: S1571   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fourth visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th June 1936, cost not on record. Computed as primary triangulation station PP313 within Figure 3 of the OSGB36 retriangulation network during 1937. Levelled for height in 1959. Last routinely maintained by the OS in 1977, but continues in service as a GPS passive station. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked in entrance to forest track at NT250383. Followed farm road network (walkers only) via Hayston and continuing southwards on track until 400m beyond Glensax. After crossing the footbridge a feint path climbs the NNE flank of Dun Rig which eventually leads to the summit. Heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition, GPS plate affixed. Spider retains original OSTS cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~159°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. VIEW: Full 360° panorama includes Arthurs Seat, Dundreich, Blackhope Scar, Lammer Law, Windlestraw Law, Sayers Law, Twin Law, Dirrington Great Law, William Law, Black Hill NT72, Minch Moor, Eildon Mid Hill, Newton Tors, The Cheviot, Windy Gyle, Deadwater Moor, Greatmoor Hill, Tudhope Hill, Wisp Hill, Loch Fell, Criffel, Hart Fell, Broad Law, Dollar Law, Blackcraig Hill, Culter Fell, Pykestone Hill, Tinto, Broughton Heights, Black Mount, West Cairn Hill, Scald Law, Allermuir Hill, West Lomond.

S1571 - Dunrig & GRP
S1571 - Dunrig pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-07-22 11:36 - TP2805 (Dollar Law)

FB Number: S9829   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th July 1958 costing £35.10s.8d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NT33/6 within the Peebles block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1977. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Parking at roadend, NT199286. Follow track a further 150m south then it is a westward beeline route following boundary fence just south of woods up thr steep slope. Depending on time of year there may be deep bracken to negotiate. Higher up it is heather. Open grazing top. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre open, Allen screws reinstated. Flush bracket faces NW, ~304. Vented through three sight holes, NE face still plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes Eildon Mid Hill, Cheviot, Scald Law, West Lomond, Allermuir Hill, Arthurs Seat and Dundreich.

S9829 - Dollar Law & GRP
S9829 - Dollar Law pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-07-15 15:16 - TP1448 (Blackhope Scar)

FB Number: 10243   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd August 1958 costing £52.3s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT33/T2 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in May 1970. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from SSE. Parked on verge, west side of B709 just north of entrance to Leithen Lodge at NT328423. Up via Black Law (S9830) then from junction of tracks at NT311436, track NE to NT318451, path to higher level track at NT320456, followed that to NT317461 onto open hill where I recorded this as a waypoint on my GPS. Continued to top on a near direct route through deep heather negotiating peat hags and deeply dug drainage troughs. Pillar stands on the Peeblesshire side of the boundary fence. Column in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~117. Vented through SW sight hole. Extensive 360° panoramic view includes many familiar distant tops, and Edinburgh Castle.

10243 - Blackhope Scar & GRP
10243 - Blackhope Scar pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-07-15 12:21 - TP1426 (Black Law)

FB Number: S9830   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th August 1958 costing £54.7s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NT33/2 within the Peebles block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in May 1970. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked on verge, west side of B709 just north of entrance to Leithen Lodge at NT328423. Followed track west to first footbridge then straight up Woodhopebank which continues onto Black Law. Heather clad top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~25°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view to surrounding and distant hills.

S9830 - Black Law & GRP
S9830 - Black Law pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-07-15 09:54 - TP2003 (Carrington)

FB Number: S3076   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar built in September 1943 costing £4.17s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT48/T28 in 1943. Levelled for height in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in July 1981. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from the north. Ample parking outside church in Carrington Village at NT318605. Followed road SE out of village to field entrance at NT321602. From there it is a beeline to the pillar along the NW edge of first field, and a walk along tramlines in the second field to the wild meadow mound where the pillar stands. Column in very good order. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~64°. Vented through SW sight hole. Much surrounded by woodland but Allermuir Hill, Arthurs Seat and Dundreich still rise above.

S3076 - Carrington & GRP.
S3076 - Carrington pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-07-15 08:58 - TP1687 (Broomieknowe Golf Course)

FB Number: S3071   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th September 1943 costing £5.1s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT48/T40 during 1943. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1960. This marker was recomputed in 1970, revalued in 1987 and last maintained by the OS in May 1994. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on SW side on lane at NT309663. Walked around perimeter of golf course all the way to pillar. Column at edge of course by boundary wall and is in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~139°. NE sight hole plgged, other all buried. Mainly surrounded by random tree and high foliage with Arthurs Seat visible through a gap.

S3071 - Broomieknowe Golf Course & GRP
S3071 - Broomieknowe Golf Course pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-27 10:07 - TP3878 (Hill Of Fitch)

FB Number: 10544   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/26 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Public car park to NW side of road just west of junction of roads at HU430420. Route is across old bridge to east branch of A970, then onto hill following the fence line which climbs SE all the way to the summit. Towards the top, the gradient lessens and there are several boggy areas to negotiate. Hill of Dale. Peaty top, probalby used for grazing. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNE ~16°. Vented through NW sight hole. Any views obliterated by fog at time of visit.

10544 - Hill Of Fitch & GRP
10544 - Hill Of Fitch pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-26 19:47 - TP4375 (Laxfirth)

FB Number: 10539   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th August 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T30 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Public car park off SE corner of crossroads at HU426462. Crossing into the grazing field to the northeast of the road junction will lead to a fenceline which climbs NNE to the top of Ward of Laxfirth. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~168°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Any views obliterated by low cloud and heavy drizzle at time of visit.

10539 - Laxfirth & GRP
10539 - Laxfirth pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-26 16:46 - TP6287 (Swinister)

FB Number: 10602   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th September 1959. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T19 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Nearest safe parking by east side of road on bend to east at HU446729. Mapped track from road goes up to the comms masts which the trig is just beyond. Hill of Swinster. Open heather and grass top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~155°. Vented through SW sight hole. Any views obliterated by foul weather conditions at time of visit.

10602 - Swinister & GRP
10602 - Swinister pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-26 11:47 - TP6380 (The Faither)

FB Number: 10440   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T12 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked at road end, Heylor, HU283816. Bagged in conjunction with White Grunafirth. The long inter pillar route was fairly easy, following quad tracks and feint paths most of the way. Several lochans to negotiate around but not difficult. Open grassy peninsula. Pillar in good condition. Spider has older OS cap with shallow engraved letters which possibly originated at Ronas Hill. FB faces WNW, ~292°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Dive bombed by several different pairs of great skuas (bonxies) enroute. Returned to Heylor via The Cupps. The householder at Boatsgeo explained that the ancient ruins on the peninsula were his greatgrandfather's fishing lodge.

10440 - The Faither & GRP
10440 - The Faither pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-26 09:38 - TP6879 (White Grunafirth)

FB Number: 10578   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th September 1959 costing £60.9s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T16 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked at road end, Heylor, HU283816. Direct ascent from road end to summit is initially steep but becomes relatively flat. Grazing moor with occasional tussocks and peat hags. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~13°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued to The Faither.

10578 - White Grunafirth & GRP
10578 - White Grunafirth pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-26 08:03 - TP3075 (Esha Ness)

FB Number: 10455   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/10 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Easy parking by SW side of unclassified road at high pint, HU211783. Beeline to pillar which is on open grazing land. Column in good condition, fitted with GPS plate. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~341°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Foula.

10455 - Esha Ness & GRP
10455 - Esha Ness pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-06-26 06:48 - TP3582 (Hamars Of Burraland)

FB Number: 10464   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/11 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from WSW. Parked by east side of A970 just north of track entrance at HU329754. The mapped track leads most of the way to the top, thereafter it is a near direct route across Vess Vird avoiding any boggy areas. Opan grazing top. Pillar off plumb, leaning SW but otherwise in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~241°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10464 - Hamars Of Burraland & GRP
10464 - Hamars Of Burraland pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-25 21:38 - TP4078 (Hurda Field)

FB Number: S9654   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T20 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked off NW side of unclassified road at HU341694, opposite the entrance to the long abandoned Southness. Direct steep route up from car to summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~186°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9654 - Hurda Field & GRP
S9654 - Hurda Field pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-25 19:46 - TP4961 (Muckle Roe)

FB Number: S9550   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/15 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked by NE side of unclassified road just NW of cattle grid at HU331661. Walked 200m back down road to climb the hill via the mapped track known locally as Peat Road. Various abandoned vehicles along the route. The track continues nearer to the summit than the maps indicate, thereafter it is just a short steep climb to the top. South Ward. Pillar in wind shelter. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~96°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9550 - Muckle Roe & GRP
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S9550 - Muckle Roe pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-25 17:15 - TP6040 (Sneugie)

FB Number: 10595   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T24 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parking off north side of B9071 at HU389623 just east of Loch of Gonfirth. Direct route up hill, minor wet areas to negiate at first, easier higher up. Pillar just off true summit among a mass of boulders, possibly an ancient tumulus? Column in good condition. Spider; tar plug broken open. Flush bracket faces SW, ~202°. All sight holes open, innards blocked by bottle dropped down centre hole by imbecile. Full 360° panoramic view.

10595 - Sneugie & GRP
10595 - Sneugie pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-25 15:44 - TP6377 (The Dudd)

FB Number: 10463   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th August 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T26 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Michaelswood car park (donation box) is off north side of B9071 at HU340558. From north end of car park, a path leads west through the wooded area and onto farmland. Following the fencelines heading NNW, any fence crossings are easy as there are no barbed lines. Grassy top used for grazing. Pillar in good condition, GPS plate affixed. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south ~173°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10463 - The Dudd & GRP
10463 - The Dudd pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-25 13:32 - TP5070 (Neeans)

FB Number: 10541   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th August 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/18 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from the southwest. Room to park in large road end turning area at HU259573. Initial 400m is NNE through to the west end of Houlma Water. From there, any route keeping to the west and northwest of Oxna Field is feasible and there are feintly worn paths around most of the lochans. Muckle Hoo Field is a rocky grazing top and a beautiful location. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~135°. Vented through NW sight hole. Breathtaking 360° panoramic view over totally unspoiled terrain and out to sea.

10541 - Neeans & GRP
10541 - Neeans pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-25 12:05 - TP5846 (Scollan)

FB Number: 10465   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th August 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T27 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from ESE. Parked in wide area, east side of road end at HU256561. Initial 150m due west is by way of sheep paths then a steep climb NW up to the top. Ward of Scollan is a rocky top used for grazing. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~144°. Vented through NE sight hole. Very rewarding 360° panoramic view includes Neeans and Foula.                  ......                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .    Panorama: https://photosynth.net/search.aspx?q=scollan

10465 - Scollan & GRP
10465 - Scollan pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-06-25 09:58 - TP5807 (Sandness)

FB Number: S9545   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd August 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/20 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Westmost pillar on Shetland Mainland. Overall approach from ENE. Parked off SW side of A971 at HU207564, just north of track. Followed mapped track SW onto Shendale Hill then veered south around the valley of Shen Dale before turning west and making for the main summit of Sandness Hill. Open hill used for grazing purposes. Column in fair condition with chipped apex damage. Pillar seems to have been constructed off plumb having an off centre spider to compensate. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSE ~158°. Vented through NW sight hole. Outstanding 360° panoramic view includes Papa Stour, Ronas Hill, Fitful Head, Fair Isle and Foula.

S9545 - Sandness & GRP
S9545 - Sandness pillar & FB.


Good condition 2015-06-25 07:41 - TP1698 (Browland)

FB Number: 10540   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th July 1959 costing £36.5s.5d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T62 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parking area just up track off A971 at HU262512. Up track northwards for 400m then turned eastwards on a near direct route to summit. Ward of Browland. Pillar in good condition on a cluster of boulders supporting a wind shelter. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces north ~7°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10540 - Browland & GRP
10540 - Browland pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-24 20:49 - TP2679 (Culswick Hill)

FB Number: S9544   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th September 1959 costing £55.3s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T32 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked, west side of unclassified road just south of lane at HU272449. Walked lane to just before chapel. Chapel used for regular worship. Up unmapped track just west of chapel for ~150m then beeline NNW across open moor to top. Ward of Culswick. A smooth plateau of shallow heather and occasional boulders makes for easy walking. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~25°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9544 - Culswick Hill & GRP
S9544 - Culswick Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-24 19:17 - TP5957 (Shoostran)

FB Number: 10604   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd October 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/27 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from the north. Room for parking at road end, Scarvister, HU303425. Followed mapped track until fenceline which leads to summit. A feint path leads all the way. Pillar on north side of wall in what appear to be the remains of an old building. Grazing land, sheep in residence. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~66°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10604 - Shoostran & GRP
10604 - Shoostran pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-24 17:40 - TP5799 (Sand Field)

FB Number: 10583   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th October 1959 cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T29 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ESE. Parking; room for one car by west side of B9071 at HU331479 just south of Marvik, Garderhouse. 200m south along the road a signed and mapped footpath leads west passing Sand Water. From there a random plod NNE over peats hags leads to the summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~99°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Foula.

10583 - Sand Field & GRP
10583 - Sand Field pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-24 15:18 - TP4032 (Hostaberg)

FB Number: 10603   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd October 1959 costing £73.18s.2d. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/23 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Parked in layover by north side of A971, at HU378504. Direct route striking out from high point on road, boggy patches initially, better ground higher up. Russaness Hill. Heather clad moor with peat hags. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~74°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Foula.

10603 - Hostaberg & GRP
10603 - Hostaberg pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-24 13:35 - TP6897 (White Ness)

FB Number: 10457   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th June 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T33 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Large new car park below east side of road beside cemetery, HU389454. Through gates at northeast corner of pasture and beeline upwards for trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~199°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes, SE hole breaking open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

10457 - White Ness & GRP
10457 - White Ness pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-24 12:01 - TP3865 (Hill Of Berry)

FB Number: 10460   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th June 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T35 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Public roadside parking is Berry Road, HU403397. Route is up mapped farmtracks to HU401401 then direct climb via grazing slopes to top. Pillar in good condition, GPS plate fitted. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~166°. Vented through NW sight hole. Open 315° panoramic view, portion centred on SW is blocked by higher ground. Aspect to Foula.

10460 - Hill Of Berry & GRP
10460 - Hill Of Berry pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-24 09:53 - TP4176 (Kettla Ness)

FB Number: 10510   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th July 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/30 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast. Public parking at HU367309, Duncansclett. Route under foot is via track and path as mapped for the first half mile and thereafter is near direct beeline to the trig across pasture. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~70° All sight holes buried. Full 360° panoramic view includes Foula and Fair Isle. The sights and sounds of many seabirds are to be enjoyed along the route including the occasional dive bombing bonxie.

10510 - Kettla Ness & GRP
10510 - Kettla Ness pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-24 07:38 - TP4142 (Kebister Ness)

FB Number: 10547   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th August 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiartiary triangulation station HU46/T31 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in layby on northeast of road at HU464458. Direct route along grassy peninsula to trig. Cliff top site. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~173°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10547 - Kebister Ness & GRP
10547 - Kebister Ness pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-23 20:40 - TP3894 (Hill Of Ollaberry)

FB Number: S9546   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in 1959, full details not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T14 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked off northeast side of unclassified road on highpoint at HU357808. Beeline to trig following mapped field boundaries. Damp tussocky ground with grazing potential. Pillar in good condition, GPS plate fitted. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SW ~213°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9546 - Hill Of Ollaberry pillar & GRP
S9546 - Hill Of Ollaberry pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-06-23 18:55 - TP5725 (Ronas Hill)

FB Number: S5494   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th May 1949 costing exactly £40. Computed as primary triangulation station PP462 within Figure 6 of the OSGB36 retriangulation network in 1951. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked at top of road on Collafirth Hill by masts at HU334835. This road can be driven by car and seems to be open to public, information board at top. Route is WNW via Mid Field, west onto bealach and beeline southwest up Ronas Hill to its summit. Highest point on the Shetland Islands. Rocky plateau but easy underfoot. Stone built pillar within wind shelter in fair condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised small narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~59°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Foula.

S5494 - Ronas Hill pillar & GRP
S5494 - Ronas Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-23 16:13 - TP5995 (Skelberry)

FB Number: 10513   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T9 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT. Overall approach from northeast. Public car park outside school at HU364895. Followed track due west which is a waymarked footpath for 400m where it meets the long track to Uyea. After 850m the track reachs a high point where a direct route south eventiually leads up to the summit. Beorgs of Skelberry. Open rocky plateau. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces west ~277°. Vented through east and west sight holes, bolt silhouette viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

10513 - Skelberry pillar & GRP
10513 - Skelberry pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-23 14:11 - TP4335 (Lanchestoo)

FB Number: 10444   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T58 during 1961. Levelled for height in 1979. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Northmost pillar on Shetland Mainland. Approached from the southeast. Parked at roadend of A970, HU371908. Mapped footpath up through Houll should continue northwards but is not clearly defined on the ground while an unmapped path misleads eastwards towards Loch of Houllsquey. Open grazing top. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSW ~193°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

10444 - Lanchestoo & GRP
10444 - Lanchestoo pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-23 11:03 - TP5854 (Scrae Field)

FB Number: 10462   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th August 1959 costing £116.8s.4d. Computed by distomat survey as tertiary triangulation station HU46/DM/39 during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked north side of road just west of public hall at HU421354. Through gate to west, north across field to fence crossing point then steep heathery climb up southeast slope of hill onto top and NNE across to trig. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SW, ~237°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Foula.

10462 - Scrae Field & GRP
10462 - Scrae Field pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-23 08:30 - TP5757 (Royl Field)

FB Number: 10598   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th October 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as seceondary triangulation station HU46/DM/32 within the Shetland Islands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ENE. Parked in corner of large turning area where public road ends at HU421291. Followed mapped track network to HU413295 then continued west keeping roughly to the 150m contour until crossing the stream and taking an upward beeline souuthwest to the summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in boggy ground but in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~7°. Vented through three sight holes south face still plugged, bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view includes Foula. Dive bombed by bonxies enroute there and back.

10598 - Royl Field & GRP
10598 - Royl Field pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-22 21:14 - TP6682 (Veester Hill)

FB Number: 10601   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th October 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T38 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked at side of old road by track entrance at HU411254. Walked track up to bend at HU416263, then beeline northwest up line of peat troughs to summit. Ward of Veester. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces SW, ~229°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10601 - Veester Hill pillar & GRP
10601 - Veester Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-22 19:11 - TP6134 (St Ninians Isle)

FB Number: S9542   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th July 1959 costing £39.9s.5d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T40 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Public car park by end of road at HU377208. There is only one route to the island which is via the connecting sandy tombolo which can occasionally go under the tide. Once on the island, feintly worn footpaths and stiles lead to the clifftop summit. Pillar close to the edge. Land used for grazing. Occasional dive bombing activity by bonxies enroute. Column in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces due south ~180°, inland. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Foula.

S9542 - St Ninians Isle pillar & GRP
Panorama https://photosynth.net/search.aspx?q=s9542
S9542 - St Ninians Isle pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-22 17:51 - TP5851 (Scousburgh)

FB Number: 10461   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st July 1959 costing £37.9s.9d. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/33 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: The mapped road system from the north all the way to the top seems to be public and is in a good state of repair. Parked in layover at HU387189. Ward of Scousburgh. Within mast compound but this is only lightly fenced to keep out grazing stock. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NW, ~325°. Vented through NW and SE sight holes, pillar bolt silhouette viewable. Full 360° view from top but not from any one place due to buildings associated with nearby communications masts.

10461 - Scousburgh pillar & GRP
10461 - Scousburgh pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-22 15:58 - TP3182 (Fitful Head)

FB Number: 10599   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th October 1959 costing £67.12s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station HU46/34 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked by east side of unclassified road opposite Quendale Mill at HU371131. Route via mapped track to HU362138. Continued keeping south of unmapped ploughed field and any drainage ditches, made for the direct fenceline which heads WSW to the summit. Climbing the feint path to north side of said fence, was dive bombed by several different pairs of great skuas (bonxies) enroute. Accessible grassy area between comms installations. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNW ~338°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° view from top but not from any one place due to buildings associated with nearby communications masts and radome. Returned via same route.

10599 - Fitful Head pillar & GRP
10599 - Fitful Head pillar & FB
930 ft drop a long way down
Navigation Beacon apparently LED technology


Good condition 2015-06-22 14:14 - TP6728 (Ward Hill)

FB Number: 10446   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th August 1959 costing £32.19s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T41 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in NW corner of wide entrance just off A970 at HU390128. Walked track to water cistern. Erne's Ward. Pillar outside compound in unoccupied grassland surrounded by grazing fields. Column in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~103°. All sight holes buried. Open 270° panoramic view, remaining portion centred on west is overtopped by higher ground and a water works building.

10446 - Ward Hill pillar & GRP
10446 - Ward Hill pillar & FB
Navigation Beacon LED technology apparently.


Good condition 2015-06-22 12:54 - TP6251 (Sumburgh Head)

FB Number: 10543   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th August 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/35 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Free public car park at HU408083. Followed road into lighthouse complex, trig is down to right beyond the new visitor centre. Southmost pillar on Shetland Mainland. Column in good condition, GPS plate fitted. Plastic cap in spider. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~227°. Sight holes buried. 180° panoramic view centred on west, remainder overtopped by buildings.

10543 - Sumburgh Head pillar & GRP
10543 - Sumburgh Head pillar & FB
10543 - Sumburgh Head visitor centre and view
10543 - Sumburgh Head and lighthouse


Good condition 2015-06-22 11:39 - TP1791 (Burraland)

FB Number: 10459   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th June 1959 costing £37.11s.6½d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T39 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked at end of road cattle grid at HU439236. pop mast in field. Followed track to mast then turned south, one fence over then southeast to summit. Ward of Burraland. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNW ~339°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10459 - Burraland pillar & GRP
10459 - Burraland pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-22 10:18 - TP3719 (Helli Ness)

FB Number: 10447   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd July 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/31 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from Greenmow (west). Parked east side of unclassified road by start of track at HU445288. Followed track eastwards until it fizzles out. Direct route across grazing land to trig via the old ruins. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SW ~229°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, bolt silhouette viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

10447 - Helli Ness pillar & GRP
10447 - Helli Ness pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-22 08:36 - TP6368 (The Coall)

FB Number: 10546   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th August 1959 costing £35.12s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T37 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from WNW. Parked by east side of A970 by gate at south end of cutting, HU429339. Through gate then near direct line via north side of Loch of Fladdabister over heather clad peaty moors. The bonxies made their presence known with some dive bombing just east of the loch. Clifftop grazing moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~196°. Vented through NW and SW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

10546 - The Coall pillar & GRP.
10546 - The Coall pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-06 16:59 - TP5783 (Rye Loaf)

FB Number: S5231   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th August 1949 costing £36.12s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/14 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west Parked NE side High Hill Lane, SD836830, just east of Stockdale Lane, away from all the 'No Parking' notices. Circuitous two trig route via S5521 (Langcliffe) leaving the Peinnine Bridleway at SD836632 and rejoining it at SD847638. Continues eastwards along the bridleway to SD861638 turning southeast accross the access land and Stockdale Beck for final climb up the north slope of Rye Loaf Hill. Open grazing top with cairn. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW ~331°. Vented through NW and SW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view. Due to storm force wind on day of visit, returned north down to bridleway and followed it all the way back to the car.

S5231 - Langcliffe & GRP
S5231 - Langcliffe pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-06 14:59 - TP4344 (Langcliffe)

FB Number: S5521   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th July 1949 costing £24.16s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T23 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked by NE side of High Hill Lane at SD836830, just east of Stockdale Lane, away from all the 'No Parking' notices. Followed the Pennine Bridleway for 150m then northwards onto access land through Sugar Loaf Hill to the Dales High Way. A feint path leads NW up through the Warrendale Knotts to a high point (col / bealach). From there it is a gentler climb southwest to the top. Pillar forms part of wind shelter, flush bracket not obstructed. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~346°. South sight hole bolder blocked, others all plugged. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside. Returned to High Dales Way and continued eastwards to Rye Loaf (S5231).

S5521 - Langcliffe & GRP
S5521 - Langcliffe pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-06 12:20 - TP6433 (The Weets)

FB Number: S5563   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th June 1949 costing £13.3s.1d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/16 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from south west. Parked on public road in Calton just before road end at SD909592. Up via trig pillar S5560 (Calton) rejoining the bridleway at SD916609, this route continues to the top and beyond. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracker faces south, ~180°. Vented through three sight holes, east face still plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5563 - The Weets & GRP
S5563 - The Weets pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-06-06 10:52 - TP1880 (Calton)

FB Number: S5560   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd June 1949 costing £12.17s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T2 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976 SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked on public road in Calton just before road end at SD909592. Followed mapped bridleway through woods to SD911596 then followed footpath up through glen past waterfalls onto open grazing top where pillar is located. Column in good condition. Spider retained OS cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~208°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued northeastwards directly to S5663, The Weets rejoining the bridleway at SD916609.

S5560 - Calton & GRP
S5560 - Calton pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-30 17:29 - TP4295 (Knowe Fell)

FB Number: S5526   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th August 1949 costing £26.18s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96T022 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Car park to NW side of road in old quarry at SD882671. Near direct route all the way to summit via limestone pavements with just a couple of fence hops. The electric fence near the top was not energised. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces south, ~ 189°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt partly visible. Full 360° open view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside.

S5526 - Knowe Fell & GRP
S5526 - Knowe Fell pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-30 13:25 - TP3179 (Firth Fell)

FB Number: S5499   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th July 1949 costing £39.1s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T11 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Two trig route starting and finishing in Hawkswick. Parking is on private land by SW side of road at SD955705 where there is a £2.50 charge for the day. Up from Hawkswick via Middlesmoor Pasture (S5295), thereafter approached from the southeast following the boundary wall along the ridge onto open moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre filled with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~158°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt partly visible. Full 360° open view. Returned SE via same route to SD951721 then over wall at stile turning SSW to the old building from where a mapped track descends back to Hawkswick.

S5499 - Firth Fell & GRP
S5499 - Firth Fell pillar & FB


Damaged 2015-05-30 11:32 - TP4811 (Middlesmoor Pasture)

FB Number: S5295   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th September 1949 costing £17.10s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T30 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Two trig route starting and finishing in Hawkswick. Parking is on private land by SW side of road at SD955705 where there is a £2.50 charge for the day. Route up is via mapped and signposted RoW from Hawkswick via SD964704 where a sharp turn to the north eventually leads to the summit. One dry stone wall to carefully negotiate. Open grazing moor. Column off-plumb with structural crack and patched up weathered screed. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~241°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open view. Continued on a direct line northwest to Middlemoor Pasture (S5499), following the boundary wall along the ridge.

S5295 - Middlesmoor Pasture & GRP
S5295 - Middlesmoor Pasture pillar & FB.


Good condition 2015-05-17 16:31 - TP4100 (Inchfield Moor)

FB Number: S4444   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th March 1948 costing £19.10s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE02/6 within the Rochdale block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from east having driven up the steep narrow Inchfield Road and onto Foul Clough Road. Parked at SD925219 where metalled road ends, north side just before cattle grid. Continued on foot along the mapped track passing Ditches then up Freeholds Top to summit. Pillar beside man made pond. Column in good condition. Cleaned up FB to make it more readable. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~29°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open outlook. Returned due east via the direct route.

S4444 - Inchfield Moor & GRP
S4444 - Inchfield Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-17 13:47 - TP1479 (Blake Moor)

FB Number: S4496   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th April 1948 costing £18.2s.7d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T2 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Started from the NNW, Mankinholes. Parked in lane just off public road to south of junction at SD960233. Continued south on that lane to joinn the Calderdale Way which climbs steeply to meet the Pennine Way. Continued south on the Pennine Way until it meets the Warland Drain. Did the human bridge act to cross the flooded drain. Followed fence line to summit. Pillar stands on rocky outcrop called Little Holder Stones. Column in good condition and repainted in recent years but the overpainting of the flush bracket had become grotty, so cleared some weathered paint from the FB to make it more readable. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces north ~3°. Vented through three sight holes, west face plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Returned via similar route doing a careful balancing act on a sheep barrier to cross the Warland Drain.

S4496 - Blake Moor & GRP
S4496 - Blake Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-17 10:59 - TP3740 (Heptonstall Moor)

FB Number: S4497   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th May 1948 costing £19.16s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T19 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from the south. A conveniently wide layby on the east side of Edge Lane (SD957291) allows room to park without obstructing the passing place. There are choices of route up but the Rights of Way up to the access land are all well mapped. Standing Stone Hill. Open heather clad grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider fitted with plastic cap by JWR, 2/07/2000. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~129°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open outlook.

S4497 - Heptonstall Moor & GRP
S4497 - Heptonstall Moor pillar & FB


Damaged 2015-05-17 08:35 - TP1623 (Bridestones Moor)

FB Number: S4501   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd May 1948 costing £11.11s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T4 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from the northwest. Large car park to north side of road at SD928272. Mapped RoW to the east heads south along the field edge to a high point. From there a left turn leads directly to the summit. Pillar sands on top of rocky outcrops. Column trunk in good condition but serious damage to top by failed theft attempt of spider perpetrated before 25/06/2000. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~350°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S4501 - Bridestones Moor & GRP
S4501 - Bridestones Moor pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-05-17 07:24 - TP1409 (Black Hameldon)

FB Number: S4491   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th April 1948 costing £59.10s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE02/1 within the Rochdale block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Small layby to NE side of road by county boundary at SD913281. Followed a near straight line from the car to the summit, negotiating several boggy areas along the way. Heather clad moor with peaty troughs. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with brown plaster. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~136°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open outlook.

S4491 - Black Hameldon & GRP
S4491 - Black Hameldon pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-17 06:23 - TP5703 (Robin Cross Hill)

FB Number: S4500   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd May 1948 costing £11.14s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T39 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from the north. Convenient layby to SW side of public road at SD884295. Followed adjacent RoW into open grazing field then took direct route southwards along edge to pillar. Trig to west side boundary wall no boundary crossing necessary. Column in good condition. Spider fitted with plastic cap by JWR, 25/06/2000. Flush bracket faces west, ~271°. Vented through east and west sight holes, bolt silhouette viewable. Full 360° panoramic view includes Pendle Hill.

S4500 - Robin Cross Hill & GRP
S4500 - Robin Cross Hill pillar & FB


Damaged 2015-05-16 20:58 - TP4673 (Marsden Heights)

FB Number: S4621   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th June 1948 costing £14.8s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/9 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from the northeast. Ample free roadside parking in King's Causeway, SD861362. Westerly RoW avoids crossing the golf course. Pillar in northeast corner of grazing plot occupied by placid horses. Column in damaged condition, failed attempt to remove spider between 2/07/2000 and 27/11/2004. Spider centre open, plastic cap was fitted in 2000 by JWR, also gone by 2004. Flush bracket faces northwest ~309°. Open sight hole presumed to be on the SE face which is buried. Limited views but open aspects to Hameldon Hill and Pendle Hill.

S4621 - Marsden Heights & GRP
S4621 - Marsden Heights pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-16 20:13 - TP3090 (Extwistle Hill)

FB Number: S4670   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th June 1948 costing £14.8s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T21 in 1949. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in layby on north side of Todmorden Road just east of Cockden bridge at SD876344. Walked up road past Northbank Farm of mapped RoW of SW bend in road. Once onto open grazing fields any logical route is straightforward. Pillar in located in southeast corner of grazing field. Column in good condition. Spider fitted with plastic cap by JWR, 9/07/2000. Flush bracket faces north, ~3°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° open outlook includes Hameldon Hill.

S4670 - Extwistle Hill & GRP
S4670 - Extwistle Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-16 18:33 - TP3091 (Extwistle Moor)

FB Number: S4504   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th May 1948 costing £21.1s.1d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE02/T12 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked by SW side of road at high point, SD914338. The northeast verge has potentially damaging short metal posts set in concrete to deter parking. Followed mapped RoW to Pennine Bridleway then direct route dae west across access land to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~189°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes Pendle Hill.

S4504 - Extwistle Moor & GRP
S4504 - Extwistle Moor pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-05-16 16:21 - TP1541 (Boulsworth)

FB Number: S1540   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th April 1936 costing £5.3s.2d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP16 within Figure 2 of the OSGB36 primary triangulation network during 1936. Levelled for height in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in August 1994. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked east side of Black Lane beside the route of the Pendle Way at SD903361. Followed Pendle Way apast Upper Coldwell Reservoir and out onto open moor. Choice of random route across tussocks or via the path shown on the 1:25K map. Pillar in fair condition. Spider filled with concrete. Flush bracket faces northeast ~55°. All sight holes plugged. Full 360° panoramic view.

S1540 - Boulsworth & GRP
S1540 - Boulsworth pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-05-16 14:42 - TP5928 (Shelfield Farm)

FB Number: S5381   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in March 1949 costing £9.15s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T41 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked on southeast side of Sheffield Lane opposite field boundary at SD894371. Direct route up to top. Grazing top with Walton's Monument. Pillar in fair condition. Spider fitted with plastic cap by JWR, 2/07/2000. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~145°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5381 - Shelfield Farm & GRP
S5381 - Shelfield Farm pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-16 13:51 - TP4567 (Lower Hill)

FB Number: S5389   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th March 1949 costing £10.10s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T27 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Parking for one car in layby, north side of road beside park bench just west of junction at SD916412. Mapped RoW via pub grounds continues across trig pasture. Well populated grazing field, sheep sh*t everywhere. Pillar in good condition. Spider fitted with plastic cap by JWR, 7/05/2000. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~247°. Vented through SW and NW sight holes. 315° open outlook, NNE to ENE blocked by trees on higher ground by pub.

S5389 - Lower Hill & GRP
S5389 - Lower Hill pillar& FB


Good condition 2015-05-16 12:55 - TP4262 (Knarr Hill)

FB Number: S4499   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th May 1948 costing £16.12s.4d. Computed at tertiary triangulation station SD96/T21 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from the north. Parked along Warley Wise Lane across bouldered entrance on north side by RoW at SD934434. Entire route is via the Pendle Way bridleway. Pillar on NE side of wall beside style. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~38°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4499 - Knarr Hill & GRP
S4499 - Knarr Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-16 11:46 - TP4151 (Kelbrook Moor)

FB Number: S5497   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th May 1949 costing £24.7s.3d. Computed at tertiary triangulation station SD96/T19 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached via Black Lane Ends (east). Parked along Warley Wise Lane across bouldered entrance on north side by RoW at SD934434. From pub (customer parking only), the mapped RoW to Harwes Farm leads onto access land which is Kelbrook Moor. There are worn paths to the summit, but a random route though the heather suffuced. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~267°. Vented through north and south sight holes, bolt silhouette viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5497 - Kelbrook Moor & GRP
S5497 - Kelbrook Moor pilar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-05-09 18:39 - TP1925 (Carmel Bank)

FB Number: S4265   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For updated report, photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: From the northeast. Parked on east side of B751 at NS394378. Walked around arable field from comms mast. Pillar in boundary hedge, grazing field beyond. Column in fair condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~77°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 360° open outlook with Views to Wardlaw Hill and Crosshouse Hospital.

S4265 - Carmel Bank & GRP
S4265 - Carmel Bank pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-09 17:35 - TP1474 (Blair Hill)

FB Number: S4260   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For updated report, photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Easy parking by south side of road beside entrance to Over Lochridge, NS431448. A careful walk 300m eastwards along the side of the B778 leads to a gate just west of a field boundary. The trig plot is now woodland. Once over the gate, keeping west of the boundary fence the pillar is in the shrubbery along that edge. Pillar in good condition although on a slightly raised foundation, possibly due to earlier erosion. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~275°. Vented through east sight hole. Mainly surrounded by shrubbery and woods but with open aspects from east to SSE and to the southwest. No suitable parking on the eastbound side of the road as Carbewell dog prison have placed boulders and prohibition notices at their entrance.

S4260 - Blair Hill & GRP
S4260 - Blair Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-09 16:55 - TP7204 (Dunlop)

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

Embankment above communal driveway. FBM chamber out in front, now a lamp platform.

Dunlop FBM & GRP


Slightly damaged 2015-05-09 15:53 - TP5075 (Nether Hill)

FB Number: S4213   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For updated report, photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Safe parking by newish farm entrance (NS395484) on NW side of public road ~250m to NE of track to pillar. Approached from adjacent public road. Track side location just beyond comm mast. Column in fair condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~17°. Vented through south sight hole. Open views from east to south and from west to north, remainder blocked by trees or hedges.

S4213 - Nether Hill & GRP.
S4213 - Nether Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-09 14:36 - TP5493 (Pondery Hill)

FB Number: S4214   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For updated report, photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from adjacent road. Parked by west side of road in unused gateway at NS326489. Up via pedestrian gate at NW cormer of woods. A worn path leads most of the way to the top. In nice woodland setting. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~24°. Vented through east and douth sight holes. Mainly surrounded by woods but three aspects with long views are to Brown Carrick (south), Goat Fell (west) and to the northeast.

S4214 - Pondery Hill & GRP
S4214 - Pondery Hill pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2015-05-09 12:10 - TP4141 (Kaim Hill)

FB Number: S4818   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For updated report, photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked off south side of road just east of Knockendon Bridge at NS227522. Walking straight onto open hill, kept to the east of Whiteside Burn heading NE for the initial 250m then turning NNW for the remainder of the climb. Small streams to negotiate enroute. Open grazing top. Pillar repainted in recent years, in fair condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~119°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4818 - Kaim Hill & GRP.
S4818 - Kaim Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-09 10:26 - TP0969 (Baidland Hill)

FB Number: S4817   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For updated report, photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Room for one car on west verge at end of public road outside Baidlandhill farmyard at NS265518. Followed mapped track westwards to NS257518 then northwards up open hill to summit. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~147°. Vented through northeast sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4817 - Baidland Hill & GRP
S4817 - Baidland Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-05 08:41 - TP4901 (Monyquil)

FB Number: S8699   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Not exactly a drive by pillar, high score for effort required to get here. Approached from southwest. Parked by south side of public road at NR916335. A good forest track climbs into the woods until it ends as mapped at NR926358. From there, the forest breaks continue as mapped. There is a very fient track through these breaks but they are very wet and to avoid sinking into swamps it is necessary to divert along through the trees on several occasions. From junction of tracks at NR933371, taking a random northward route up through the trees, the trig is eventually reached. Beinn Tarsuinn. Pillar is ~256m SW of true summit. White painted pillar in good conditiion. Spider centre plugged with tar, pound coin glued on top. Flush bracket faces SSW ~190°. Vented through north sight hole. No views due to surrounding trees.

S8699 - Monyquil pillar & G
S8699 - Monyquil pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-04 17:29 - TP2425 (Corriecravie)

FB Number: S8684   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Cnocan Donn. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar, pound coin (minted 2002) glued on top. Flush bracket faces SSW, 209°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S8684 - Corriecravie pillar & GRP.
S8684 - Corriecravie pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-04 15:55 - TP1322 (Bennan)

FB Number: S8738   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th March 1956 costing £26.1s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T17 in 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 2001. SITE VISIT: Parked by north side of public road just east of access track at NR983213. The approach track is NOT suitable for driving cars on. Kilbride Hill. So near and yet so far. Surrounded in knee deep (on cattle) slurry, needed to use loose stones and boulders to construct a hard standing podium for photography. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~98°. Vented through north sight hole. 270° panoramic view, north east quarter blocked by nearby woods.

S8738 - Bennan pillar & GRP.
S8738 - Bennan pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-04 12:32 - TP3987 (Holy Island)

FB Number: S8715   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th March 1956 costing £79.5s.0d (£79.25). Computed as secondary triangulation station NS04/10 within the Isle of Arran block durung 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. CROSSING: Public free car park off southeast side of main road in Lamlash at NS028312. This visit was originally to have been two days earlier but the ferry service to the Holy Island was unable to run due to the choppy seas, something to bear in mind when planning to visit. When the service is able to run, their timetable can be subject to variations depending on the tides and they run extra journeys at busy times. The crossing is approximately 15 minutes each way. SITE VISIT: After a five minute introduction to all visitors by one of the island resident volunteers, the main route up is from the north via the mapped path which is waymarked on the ground. Mullach Mor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces west, 264°. Vented through north sight hole. Full 360° panorama includes Clauchland, Goat Fell and Ailsa Craig. Descended towards the south end of the island and returned to the pier via the coastal path along the east side. An enjoyable visit in good weather.

S8715 - Holy Island pillar & GRP.
S8715 - Holy Island pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-03 14:46 - TP4501 (Lochain)

FB Number: S8736   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th February 1956 costing £40.9s.0d (£40.45). Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T43 is 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Car park at Auchencar, NR891366. Continuing northeast on foot, of footbridge crosses the fierce flowing Auchencar Burn. Once onto open moor it is a near direct route through the heather to the summit of Beinn Lochain, with some deviations around boggy areas. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~271°. Vented through three sight holes, north face still plugged, pillar bolt partly visible, photographed. Full 360° panoramic view.

S8736 - Lochain pillar & GRP.
S8736 - Lochain pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-03 12:14 - TP6539 (Torr Righ Mor)

FB Number: S8732   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th February 1956 costing £30.9s.6d (£30.48). Computed as secondary triangulation station NS04/18 within the Isle of Arran block during 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Forest car park provided just off west side of public road at NR896314. A waymarked footpath heads southwest through the woods and emerges onto open moor at NR886310. From there it is a direct easterly climb to the top. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ease, ~95°. Vented through south sight hole. 180° panoramic view centred on south, northerly aspect blocked by adjacent woods.

S8732 - Torr Righ Mor pillar & GRP.
S8732 - Torr Righ Mor pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-05-02 20:08 - TP2046 (Catacol)

FB Number: S8718   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd March 1956 cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T23 during 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 2001. SITE VISIT: Parked by west side of road (C147, formerly A841) at Catacol. Through gate just south of first house and 50m east along track to style. Once the initial bog is negotiated a direct ascent can be taken straight to the summit. Random depths of heather enroute. Cnoc Leacainn Duibhe. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider retains original plug with deen indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~206°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Full 360° panoramic view largely lost to heavy rain and low cloud at time of visit.

S8718 - Catacol pillar & GRP
S8718 - Catacol pillar & FB


Damaged 2015-05-02 15:40 - TP1349 (Bharrain)

FB Number: S8730   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th March 1956 cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station NS04/1 within the Isle of Arran block during 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Parked by west side of road (C147, formerly A841) at Thundergay. Followed footpaths almost all the way. The first section is mapped and rises to the west corner of Coire Fhionn Lochan. The route continues NNE then clockwise around the top of Meall Bhig until on a southeasterly course. Finally turning SSW to pick up the ridge in the bealach to the north of Beinn Bhreac and the ridge is followed from thereon. Mullach Buidhe. Pillar damaged by extreme weather. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~324°. Vented through three sight holes, SW hole still plugged. Full 360° view mostly lost to low cloud at time of visit. Beastly ice shards blasted by very strong easterly wind hence rushed photographs and GPS reading.

S8730 - Bharrain pillar & GRP
S8730 - Bharrain pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-04-18 18:06 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

FB Number: S5776   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th November 1949, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T37 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from the south. Ample parking by SE side of public road at SD844715. An honesty box requests a contribution towards upkeep of the footpaths etc. 50p or £1 depending on length of stay which I have no qualms about and happily paid. (I will always avoid the Pay & Display extortion rackets imposed in the surrounding towns). Followed the Pennine Way as mapped to the summit. Stone built pillar in good condition, to SE side of boundary wall. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~152°. All four sight holes open but blocked with mossy debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes the other two `3-peaks`, Ingleborough and Whernside.

S5776 - Pen-Y-Ghent & GRP
S5776 - Pen-Y-Ghent pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-04-18 14:59 - TP2465 (Cow Close Fell)

FB Number: S5618   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th September 1949 costing £40.2s.10d (£40.14). Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/5 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from the west. Ample parking by sides of unfenced road around SD852723. Followed the Pennine Way to SD868719. Then followed quad tracks and boggy paths by walls along the NT boundary all the way to the pillar which stands around 15m north of boundary fence. Column in good condition but base exposed by over one metre due to peat erosion. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~80°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt photographed.

S5618 - Cow Close Fell & GRP
S5618 - Cow Close Fell pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-04-18 12:11 - TP4020 (Horse Head)

FB Number: S5496   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th July 1949 costing £38.4s.11d (£38.25). Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T17 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 2000. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southwest. Public parking in Halton Gill, beside SW side of public road to NW of junction, SD880764. Walking route via road to SD879766, and mapped RoW then footpath to summit. Pillat stands 12m SW of boundary wall. Column in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces east, ~99°. Vented through south and west sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5496 - Horse Head & GRP
S5496 - Horse Head pillar & FB


Good condition 2015-04-04 15:42 - TP4642 (Maol Mor)

FB Number: S6933   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. Approached from southeast. Public car park as NN403101, Stronachlacher. Boggy quad track starts from NN402102. Very soon this becomes a steep pathless climb with the occasional scamble passing through 392106, 385107, a style over the deer fence at NN38445_10866, and as near a straight line to the summit as the terrain paermits. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~79°. Vented through west sight hole. Views lost to cloud down on summit.

S6933 - Maol Mor pillar & FB
S6933 - Maol Mor pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-10-25 17:26 - TP0684 (Black Hill (NT72))

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

Third visit. For up to date photographs and selfie. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2014-10-25 15:31 - TP4276 (Knock Hill)

FB Number: S7401   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For up to date photographs and selfie. Blurb to follow.

S7401 - Knock Hill & GRP


Good condition 2014-10-25 14:04 - TP1529 (Boon Hill)

FB Number: S7403   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For up to date photographs and selfie. Blurb to follow.

S7403 - Boon Hill & GRP


Good condition 2014-10-25 11:18 - TP2714 (Dabshead Hill)

FB Number: S7405   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and selfie. Blurb to follow.


Good condition 2014-09-29 19:04 - TP3633 (Harnsey Moss)

FB Number: S5225   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Parked on northeast verge just south of track at NX995069. Direct line across grazing field opposite, trig behind easily climbed barbed fence. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre has recently been cemented over with what looks like Elastoplast. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~46°. Vented through SE and NW sight holes, innards probably blocked with flowing cement. 360° open outlook.

S5225 - Harnsey Moss & GRP
S5225 - Harnsey Moss pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-29 18:01 - TP5861 (Seascale)

FB Number: S5760   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Used golf club quiet car park to southwest of side of road at NY036013. Approached from south via mapped RoW. Pillar on bank by east side of track, open access. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~245°. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open outlook includes the Sca Fell range and Isle of Man.

S5760 - Seascale & GRP
S5760 - Seascale pillar & FB
view to Isle of Man


Good condition 2014-09-29 17:12 - TP6446 (Thornbank)

FB Number: S5764   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Parked just inside campsite at NY073019. Approached from SW via RoW. Direct line across field from gate, one further fence. Gallows Hill is a grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised medium sized letters. Flush bracket faces northwest ~312°. Vented through SE sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S5764 - Thornbank & GRP
S5764 - Thornbank pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-29 14:05 - TP5828 (Sca Fell)

FB Number: S1537   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th April 1936 as Primary station PP92. Computed as primary triangulation station PP92 within Figure 3 of the OSGB36 primary triangulation network during 1937. Rebuilt in June 1950 retaining FB S1537. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in September 1993. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in National Trust car park at NY182075, cost £6.50 unless you have a NTS member on board. Followed the popular route up through Hollow Stones and around the north end of Pikes Crag to summit. Pikes Crag. Scafell Pike is highest summit and trig point in England although the OS have named the triangulation station after the neighbouring second highest summit, Sca Fell. Lake District. Boulder field summit. Stone built pillar in check condition. Spider centre open, centre pipe blocked with debris. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~348°. All horizontal sight holes plugged. Full 360° panoramic view when clouds permit.

S1537 - Sca Fell (Scafell Pike) & GRP
S1537 - Sca Fell (Scafell Pike) pillar & FB


Damaged 2014-09-27 18:37 - TP6372 (The Crannel)

FB Number: S5756   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ESE. Parked by side of road just south of boundary wall at NO586727, loose cattle on road to north of cattle grid. From a point ~400m up the metalled road, a mapped path rises northwest to within a short distance from the top. Heather clad grouse moor top. Pillar in damaged condition, trunk cracked through. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~198°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt partly visible. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5756 - The Crannel & GRP
S5756 - The Crannel pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-27 16:43 - TP6356 (The Blair)

FB Number: S5905   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Public free car park and picnic site, SW side of road at NO578689. Overall approach from south following field boundaries to NO579694, along tracks anticlockwise around woods via NO584696, taking a stright line NW all the way to summit. The trig adorns Hill of Edzell which is a grazing top. The OS have named this station 'The Blair' which is the neighbouring top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south ~185°. All sight holes open, innards part filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5905 - The Blair pillar & FB
S5905 - The Blair pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-27 14:31 - TP5337 (Peat Hill)

FB Number: S6007   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked in pen beside sheepwash (NO519673) as kindly suggested by Gus at the adjacent house, he knows the shepherd who had done his work for the day. Followed mapped track SW for 300m to gate then up mapped intermittent path to bealach between Berry Cairn and Peat Hill. From there, a recently constructed estate track runs all the way to the top and beyond. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep stamped letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~111°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S6007 - Peat Hill & GRP
S6007 - Peat Hill pillar & FB


Converted 2014-09-27 12:52 - TP7435 (White Caterthun)

FB Number: S5463   Condition: Converted   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar presumably needlessly destroyed to preserve the appearance of an ancient monument. No dates on record but pillar assumed built in 1949 and destroyed by 1950. Was FB S5463. The OS Archive shows that this station was computed as tertiary triangulation station NO89/T90 in 1950. The height was levelled to 'bolt in block' also in 1950, value BM 298.1m. Last maintained by the OS in 1973. SITE VISIT. Only a square concrete block with a hemispherical bolt remains on the pillar site. Full 360° panoramic view from top. Site photographed 27/09/2014, GRP.

S5463 - White Caterthun site & GRP
S5463 - White Caterthun site & 1:25000 map published 1957


Good condition 2014-09-27 12:52 - TP8289 (White Caterthun)

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

Bolt in good condition. Not a pillar bolt.


Good condition 2014-09-27 10:57 - TP3893 (Hill Of Ogil)

FB Number: S7051   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked on west verge just south of telephone box at NO451615. Followed roads then mapped track to gate at NO440608. Direct line northeast to summit, one further double fence to cross. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~61°. Vented through NW sight hole. Panoramic view spans ~203° from SSE through west to north, remainder blocked by adjacent woods.

S7051 - Hill Of Ogil & GRP
S7051 - Hill Of Ogil pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-20 18:29 - TP6076 (South Pourie)

FB Number: S4602   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Parked on west side of unclassifieid road by corners of fields at NO419348. Followed field boundary lines east then south to trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~251°. Vented through NE sight hole. Good 360° panoramic outlook over Dundee, Angus and Fife.

S4602 - South Pourie & GRP
S4602 - South Pourie pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-20 16:42 - TP4163 (Kenshot Hill)

FB Number: S5702   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked on extended layby, north side of unclassified road at NO785723. From Jack's Corse, followed double fenceline up west side of field leading to trig which stands at the south end, no boundaries need crossed. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~359° into field. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 360° open skyline with views to selected hills.

S5702 - Kenshot Hill & GRP
S5702 - Kenshot Hill pillar & FB


Damaged 2014-09-20 15:29 - TP9563 (Tower of Johnston)

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

Braved the dodgy staircase to reach the top.

Tower of Johnston from the west
Tower of Johnston GRP braves the stairs (photo by ACG)


Damaged 2014-09-20 15:07 - TP4135 (Johnston Hill)

FB Number: S5700   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Free parking provided at Hill of Garvock Picnic area off B9120 at NO739706. Direct route to top of hill following fenc elines and ridge but not much of a path on the ground. Open grazing top, dominated by Tower of Johnston. Pillar damaged with large chip off one apex, otherwise good. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~328°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 360° panoramic view possible but not from one position on the ground due to the bulk of neighbouring tower. A full 360° panorama can be enjoyed from the top of the tower for those prepared to brave the missing steps.

S5700 - Johnston Hill & GRP
S5700 - Johnston Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-20 13:27 - TP1569 (Brae Field)

FB Number: S5754   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast. Parked by north side of B9120 opposite NE corner of trig field. Planted field, Cowieshill. Carefully paced route initially following tramline along bottom of field parallel to road until aligned with trig then left turn via perpendicular tramline to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~251°. Vented through NE sight hole. 360° open skyline.

S5754 - Brae Field & GRP
S5754 - Brae Field pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-20 12:17 - TP2858 (Drumhendry)

FB Number: S5751   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Nearest safe arking found by entrance of disused track, southeast side of road at NO643683. Clockwise route around Drumhendry Plantation following public road 100m SW, West Mains of Drumhendry farm road 250m NW to end of woods and 150m NE along edge of woods to trig. Pillar just inside woods. Column in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~128° into woods. Vented through NW sight hole. 180° open hill panorama centred on northwest, remainder lost to woods.

S5751 - Drumhendry & GRP
S5751 - Drumhendry pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-20 11:16 - TP4973 (Muirton)

FB Number: S5753   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from WSW. Parked to west side of unclassified road opposite communal farm road entrance at NO654619. Farm road leads to southern edge of arable trig field. Direct line to pillar. No crops planted at time of visit. Mapped north/south boundary fence passing pillar is no longer present on ground. Column in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~238°. Vented through buried NE sight hole. 360 open skyline with hill views to the north.

S5753 - Muirton & GRP
S5753 - Muirton pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-20 10:18 - TP5462 (Pitforthie)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked by farm track entrance at NO616611. Short walk up farm track, distance around 200m. Pillar on east side of farm track. Column in good condition. Spider retains unlettered OS cap which looks original. Flush bracket faces west ~269° across track. Vented through three half buried sight holes, north face plugged. 360° open skyline with no major obstructions but no particular views either.

S5752 - Pitforthie & GRP
S5752 - Pitforthie pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-20 10:03 - TP9598 (St Columbas Church Spire)

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

Spire.

St Columbas Church Spire from west


Damaged 2014-09-13 17:59 - TP3536 (Gummers How)

FB Number: S5640   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Public car park on southeast side of unclassified road at SD389876. Signed path follows loop on SE side of road before crossing onto the direct path which leads to summit as indicateed on maps. Open Lakeland top grazed by Luing cattle. Stone built pillar being damaged by continual wear and tear from visitors climbing it, large blocks missing near bottom, angle iron exposed. Spider polished by footwear of pillar climbers, centre filled with concrete. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~163°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes, bolt silhouette visible. Open 360° panorama, hazy on day of visit.

S5640 - Gummers How & GRP
S5640 - Gummers How pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-13 16:21 - TP1356 (Bigland Tarn)

FB Number: S5590   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked by west side of unclassified road at SD362826. Intended direct route across woods turned out to be a disorientating jungle hike. Once out onto open hill, direct route to trig. Open grazing top overlooking the Tarn. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~97°. Vented through east and south sight holes. Open 360° panorama, hazy on day of visit. Returned via deserted track and gate to north of woods.

S5590 - Bigland Tarn & GRP
S5590 - Bigland Tarn pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-13 14:38 - TP4041 (How Barrow)

FB Number: S5588   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked by south side of road by bend at SD362791. Followed road and track passing Howbarrow Organic Farm onto open hill, leaving mapped RoW at nearest point just east of trig. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces west, ~265°. Vented through west and south sight holes. Open 360° panorama, hazy on day of visit.

S5588 - How Barrow & GRP
S5588 - How Barrow pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-13 12:43 - TP1901 (Cannon Winder)

FB Number: S5591   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Parked at road end just west of Sand Gate farm at SD353756, but be aware of rising tides if leaving car for a while. Followed mapped RoW around coast to field gate marked 'private' at SD351748. Through gate, along field edge to farm track. Courtesy knock at Canon Winder farmhouse before entering trig field. Direct ascent to summit from NW corner of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~59°. Vented through SE & SW sight holes. Open 360° panorama, hazy on day of visit.

S5591 - Cannon Winder & GRP
S5591 - Cannon Winder pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-13 11:13 - TP4054 (Humphrey Head)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked at south end of Holy Well Lane at SD390739 but be aware of rising tides if leaving car for a while. A steep path leads up the rock fsace where a minimal amount of scrambling is required. Once on the summit plateau the trig is visible a short distance away. Grazing peninsula. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, ~9°. Vented through three sight holes, east vent plugged, innards blocked with debris. Open 360° panorama, hazy on day of visit.

S5589 - Humphrey Head & GRP
S5589 - Humphrey Head pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-09-06 15:58 - TP0848 (An Tunna)

FB Number: S8686   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd March 1956 costing £72.11s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T8 in 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from WSW, leaving the String Road at NR953534, crossing the Machrie Water by stepping stones and climbing NE to gate in extinct electric fence. Thereafter, direct route up west flank of hill to summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition, freshly painted white by Brian Robertson. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~155°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Descended via more popular but boggy route ESE to the highpoint in String Road at NR977358.

S8686 - An Tunna pillar & FB
S8686 - An Tunna & GRP


Slightly damaged 2014-09-06 13:20 - TP0867 (Ard Bheinn)

FB Number: S8688   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Another day spent in Arran, and another two gleaming white trigs visited. Except this time with a totally unplanned chance first meet with Brian Robertson (Arran Trigman on TPUK). Brian is the man who has been repainting all seventeen Arran pillars annually and as the photo shows here he is, in his element repainting S8688 - Ard Bheinn, 6/09/2014.

S8688 - Ard Bheinn & Brian Robertson (Arran Trigman) at work!
S8688 - Ard Bheinn Clochandighter meets Arran Trigman


Slightly damaged 2014-09-06 12:40 - TP0867 (Ard Bheinn)

FB Number: S8688   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th March 1956 costing £85.7s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T9 in 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from the southwest starting from Bridge Farm (NR926318) where the farmer was welcoming and gave helpful advice on the route. Following the north side of Ballymichael Glen, once through some field gates onto open hill, the route is mainly via intermittent quad tracks to the summit. Open grazing top. Chance meet with Brian Robertson (Arran Trigman on TPUK) who voluntarily repaints all seventeen Arran trig pillars annually. Pillar in fair condition, frost damage to surfaces but this is now being contained with regular repainting. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, 331°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Departed leaving Brian to repaint the pillar. Descended due north to Glenloig (NR945350) on a near direct route which was rough and boggy but manageable.

S8688 - Ard Bheinn pillar & GRP
S8688 - Ard Bheinn pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-30 16:27 - TP6482 (Tighvein)

FB Number: S8733   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th February 1956 costing £46.0s.4d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NS04/17 within the Arran block during 1956. Levelled for height also in in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached via mapped track network to the south, up to ~NR991261. Conifers have been felled and an intermittent route following catterpillar tracks leads to junction of strams at NR993268. From there, direct climb on heather clad open hill to summit. Pillar in good condition, freshly painted white, still slightly tacky. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters which probably predates the pillar. Flush bracket faces east ~87°. Vented through west and north sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view includes goat Fell and Ailsa Craig. Descended northeast to head of Urie Loch then followed mapped path to public road by picnic spot at NS014298.

S8733 - Tighvein & GRP
S8733 - Tighvein pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-30 12:33 - TP3305 (Garbad)

FB Number: S8700   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th February 1956 costing £42.18s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T34 in 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from SSW. Started from mapped car park at NS018217, followed mapped track/path to north side of gorge then unmapped path along forest edge to NS022228 where another mapped track leads to Loch Garbad. Around 150m short of the loch, turning due east, using a compass, a straight line through dense woods crossing one fire break leads to the conifer clad summit of Cnoc na Garbad. Pillar in good condition, freshly painted white, but signs of potential mossing and flaking due to being permanently damp in the woods. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south ~177°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Would have enjoyed good views east and south out to sea but any outlook from the trig has been lost to the woods. Descended NNE through woods for a distance 1.2km through every imaginable hazard, using compass to reach the footbridge at NS028249.

S8700 - Garbad & GRP
S8700 - Garbad pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-08-23 18:41 - TP3401 (Goldenberry Hill)

FB Number: S4814   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th July 1948 costing £5.13s.6d. Computed as tetiary triangulation station NS04/T3 in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in May 1968. Levelled for height in 1969. SITE VISIT: Room for a few by north side of B7048 to west of farm entrance at NS187486. Approached from south via track from Ardneil where helpful farmer advised with route. Continued up to track end, through gate towards comms mast, keeping west of boundary line to top. The trig is to the east of the boundary wall which is accessed through a pedestrian gate. Grazing top. Pillar in fair condition, wear and tear on top edges otherwise good. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces south, ~171°. Vented through three sight holes, east face plugged, innard filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4814 - Goldenberry Hill & GRP
S4814 - Goldenberry Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-23 14:12 - TP5815 (Sannox)

FB Number: S8690   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd March 1956 costing £38.12s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T51 in 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest following the easy direct route down ridge from the Laggan trig. Creag nam Maol. Pillar in good condition, freshly painted white. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~109°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt photographed. Panoramic views limited to 135° from southeast through south to west, and 45° from northwest to north, remainder lost to conifers planted either side. Descended southeast following paths through woods until reaching the public road at the picnic area (NS014466) by North Sannox.

S8690 - Sannox & GRP
S8690 - Sannox the pillar bolt
S8690 - Sannox pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-23 12:18 - TP4321 (Laggan)

FB Number: S8716   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th March 1956 costing £82.14s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NS04/13 within the Arran block during 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Direct route up to top from high point on road at Boguillie, NS972483. Proper name of hill is Creag Ghlas Laggan. Pillar in good condition, freshly painted white. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~245°. Vented through SE and NE sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view from top includes Goat Fell and Ben Lomond. Continued SE down ridge to Sannox trig.

S8716 - Laggan & GRP
S8716 - Laggan pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-09 20:38 - TP2800 (Doe Hill)

FB Number: S5001   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th October 1948, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T18 in 1949. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Parked on northeast verge of Shire Lane on outside bend at SD680380. Followed road then track to style where RoW leads across trig field. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider fitted with grey plastic disc by Jon Rouse, 21st May 2000. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~145°. All four sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Intermittent open outlook where gaps in surrounding trees permit.

S5001 - Doe Hill & GRP
S5001 - Doe Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-09 19:05 - TP6424 (The Rough)

FB Number: S4675   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th June 1948 costing £14.13s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/14 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Good parking off west side of Clitheroe Road at SD771384, Nick of Pendle. Up over rocks and direct route southwest most of which follows a lightly worn quad track. Pillar in good condition. Spider fitted with grey plastic disc by Jon Rouse, 21st May 2000. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~289°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° open skyline.

S4675 - The Rough & GRP
S4675 - The Rough pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-09 18:05 - TP1416 (Black Hill)

FB Number: S4689   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th June 1948 costing £13.16s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation SD74/T7 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Good free public car park on south side of Back Lane at SD784366. Followed road to boundary with woodland, due south of trig, then style over wall and direct path to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider fitted with grey plastic disc by Jon Rouse, 21st May 2000. Flush bracket faces south, ~176°. Vented through east sight hole. 180° uninterrupted panoramic view from north through east to south with aspect through trees to the northwest.

S4689 - Black Hill & GRP
S4689 - Black Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-09 17:35 - TP5682 (Rigg Of England)

FB Number: S4627   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th June 1948 costing £14.8s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T38 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in October 1980. SITE VISIT: Parked by field entrance in gateway on north side of unclassified road at SD816376. In planted field, grass? Chosen route taken with consideration. Pillar in good condition. Spider fitted with grey plastic disc by Jon Rouse, 2nd July 2000. Flush bracket faces south, ~173°. Vented through east and west sight holes, innards part filled with debris. Good open skyline apart from a 45° portion centred on south which is overtopped by trees beyond the road.

S4627 - Rigg Of England & GRP
S4627 - Rigg Of England pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-09 15:51 - TP5370 (Pendle Hill)

FB Number: S2161   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 21st August 1948 costing £70.14s.0d. The original flush bracket number was S4696. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/13 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. When this pillar was later rebuilt, flush bracket S4696 was discarded and replaced by S2161, an older bracket recycled. Originally dating from July 1938, flush bracket S2161 was previously salvaged from a demolished pillar at High Ash Hill, TL806973, LR144, recorded as destroyed 22nd August 1967. Pillar reconstruction at Pendle Hill was completed, 18th October 1968. This marker was last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Parked on west side of Barley Lane at SD814417. Followed mapped track and path network all the way, choosing a clockwise route via the summit plateau. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar and reinforced with cement. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~126°. Vented through northeast sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Too many litter bugs visit this hilltop!

S2161 - Pendle Hill & GRP
S2161 - Pendle Hill pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-08-09 14:03 - TP5824 (Sawley Grange Farm)

FB Number: S5391   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th April 1949 costing £12.3s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T38 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Large parking layby on SE side of A59 at SD790467. Entered field over gate at east corner of trig field where RoW meets road. Direct route across grazing field to pillar. Column in fair condition with pronounced lean to the north. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE ~151°. Vented through NE sight hole. Gaps in surrounding trees allow and intermittent skyline with uninterrupted aspects of Ingleborough and Penyghent. Pendle Hill is visible through trees.

S5391 - Sawley Grange Farm & GRP
S5391 - Sawley Grange Farm pillar & FB


Moved 2014-08-09 13:01 - TP3362 (Gisburn Moor)

FB Number: S5392   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked in widenend gateway further east along north side of Coal Pitt Lane at SD837477. Pillar visible from road. Direct route from roadside gate to comms mast compound via tramline. Pillar relocated ~30m eastwards. Column and foundation block uprooted and then moved more than once. Still upright on foundation block and in good condition. Now beside southern edge of mast compound, visitor records and photographs indicate that this pillar was originally moved between 2000 and 2002 and subsequently turned by 90° between 2008 and 2010. GPS measurement confirms that the column originally stood 30m to the west on higher ground in open field and was therefore not moved to accommodate the mast as many think. Spider centre fitted with grey plastic disc by Jon Rouse, 23rd April 2000. Flush bracket now faces south ~ 179°. Vented through sight hole on left face which now faces west. Near complete open skyline but for portion blocked by aerial.

S5392 - Gisburn Moor & GRP
S5392 - Gisburn Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-09 11:44 - TP3193 (Flambers Hill)

FB Number: S5343   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked on west side of unclassified road just south of mapped RoW at SD883515. Straight forward route following mapped RoW to trig field then direct climb to top. Pillar just east of boundary wall in grazing field. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~171°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° open skyline.

S5343 - Flambers Hill & GRP
S5343 - Flambers Hill pillars & FB


Good condition 2014-08-04 14:42 - TP5924 (Sheeans)

FB Number: S8720   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th March 1956, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T52 in 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Circuituous walk from Brodick ferry terminal via Clauchland (trig S8701). Approached from east passing picnic site at NS017332, following forest track NW round to NS014332. Followed very rough WSW route through a combination of rotting downtaken conifers and recently planted mixed trees whilst jumping the water filled troughs in between. After a short fight through some windthrow the route then led through very boggy standing forestry onto a firebreak at NS009328. Turned NW along equally boggy firebreak which eventually leads around to open hill at NS003330. Direct WSW upward route up to trig on summit of SITHEAN. Gleaming white pillar recently repainted. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north ~7°. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view dominated by Goat Fell. Decended NNW via open hill and carefully down a steep wet bracken slope to cross another downtaken woodland plot eventually returning to forest to track at NR995341. Followed mapped footpaths down Glen Cloy thereafter. I remain convinced that there is no easy route to the top of Sithean.

S8720 - Sheeans & GRP
S8720 - Sheeans pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-08-04 11:42 - TP2203 (Clauchland)

FB Number: S8701   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd March 1956 costing £19.17s.10d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T25 in 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last mantained by the OS, 13th October 1994. SITE VISIT: Circuituous walk from Brodick ferry terminal. Up via unclassified road to South Corriegills which continues as a signposted public footpath to top. Gleaming white pillar recently repainted. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~261°. Vented through east sight hole. 315° panoramic view, the remaining 45° portion of the horizon, centred on west is overtopped by the main Clauchland Hills. Continued to Sheeans (trig S8720) passing over the top of the Clauchland Hills.

S8701 - Clauchland & GRP
S8701 - Clauchland pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-07-23 10:26 - TP5899 (Sgurr Na Coinnich)

FB Number: S9795   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th June 1958, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG80/DM/3 by distomat survey within the Fort William block during 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Room to park car off SW side of C1239 just east of bridge at NG752207. Starting from north side of road, first 100m up on a northwesterly course keeping out of valleys then turning near due north up to the 611m height spot on Beinne na Greine. The final ascent is eastwards and climbs, drops and climbs again to the highest summit. Wind shelter on top. Vanessa in fair condition, chunks fallen from bottom of pillar possibly started as frost damage. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WSW ~243°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Beinn Bhan, Liathach, Carn Geuradainn, Beinn Dronaig, Beinn A' Chuirn, The Saddle, Ben Sgriol, Ladhar Bheinn, Na Cruachan, Carn A' Ghobhair, Beinn Na Seamraig, An Sgurr (Eigg), Askival, Blaven, Glamaig, Dun Caan, Crowlin.

S9795 - Sgurr Na Coinnich & GRP
S9795 - Sgurr Na Coinnich pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-22 17:23 - TP1243 (Beinne Brice)

FB Number: S9694   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th April 1958 costing £67.14s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T55 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Mapped good free car park just off the C1237 at NG423528, but very busy during peak season, early start advised. Good footpath to ENE leads to pathside cairn on Bealach a' Mhàim. Turning left, a lightly pathed route northwards leads over east side of Am Mam to Bealach na Beinne Brice. Turning WSW, a pathless route over some peat troughs leads to the trigged summit which is named Beinn Bhreac. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest ~303°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Beinn Na Greine, Storr, Chumhaing, Ben Tianavaig, Glamaig, Blaven, Bruach Na Frithe, Orval (Rhum), Beinn A Bhraghad, Skridan, Healaval Beg, Roineval.

S9694 - Beinne Brice & GRP
S9694 - Beinne Brice pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-22 12:43 - TP1136 (Beinn A Bhraghad)

FB Number: S9743   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th June 1958 costing £22.3s.11d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T51 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Mapped good free car park just off the C1237 at NG423528, but very busy during peak season, early start advised. Up from southwest via An Cruarchan and Beinn Staic to the true summit of Beinn a' Bhràghad, trig is a further 250m to the northeast. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northeast ~48°. Vented through SW sight hole, SE breaking open. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Roineval, Storr, Beinne Brice, Glamaig, Bruach Na Frithe with much of the Cuillin Ridge, Dunan Thalasgair (Eigg), An Sgurr (Eigg), Askival, Orval (Rhum), An Cruachan, Skridan and Healaval Beg. Decended northeastern slope to radial forest track and returned via mapped route to car park.

S9743 - Beinn A Bhraghad & GRP
S9743 - Beinn A Bhraghad pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-22 08:54 - TP0838 (An Cruachan)

FB Number: S9766   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th June 1958 costing £22.4s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/32 within the Skye block during 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Mapped good free car park just off the C1237 at NG423528, but very busy during peak season, early start advised. Followed mapped forest track southwest to high point in Bealach Brittle, continued across uplanted boggy ground to gate then climbed northeastern flank of hill to summit. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ENE ~61°. Vented through three sight holes, NW face plugged, bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view includes Roineval, Storr, Beinn A Bhraghad, Glamaig, Bruach Na Frithe with much of the Cuillin Ridge, Dunan Thalasgair (Eigg), An Sgurr (Eigg), Askival, Orval (Rhum), Carn A`Ghaill (Canna), Sron Ruail (Canna), Skridan. Returned to Bealach Brittle and continued over Beinn Staic to Beinn A Bhraghad.

S9766 - An Cruachan & GRP & pillar bolt
S9766 - An Cruachan pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-21 20:19 - TP3717 (Heilla)

FB Number: 10099   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th September 1957 costing £57.5s.4d. Levelled for height in 1958. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T70 in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Parked to SE of junction at NG350342, further parking outside cemetery. Climbed the southern side where there is an obvious path to the summit. Cnoc Glas Heilla is a grazing top. It just doesn't get any better than this trig. Strongly recommend a sunny summer evening visit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northwest ~305°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes. Spectacular 360° panoramic view.

10099 - Heilla & GRP
10099 - Heilla pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-21 18:53 - TP6095 (Speireag)

FB Number: S9449   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th August 1957 costing £30.6s.8½d. Levelled for height in 1959. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T78 in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked by west side of road junction at NG372310. Lightly worn path from roadside to trig follows a near straight line. Cnoc nan Speireag is an open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNE ~27°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9449 - Speireag & GRP
S9449 - Speireag pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-21 16:21 - TP4711 (Meall A Mhaoil)

FB Number: S9695   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th April 1958 costing £60.10s.3½d. Levelled for height in 1958. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG24/T72 in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. OS Archive has FB S9595 in error. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southeast. Parked in wide entrance of mapped track at NG559303. Note, the unclassifed loop road leading to here is largely unmetalled with large potholes on both approach routes from the A87. Best route up Meall a' Mhaoil is direct from mapped track around 100m west of parking spot. Steep and rough but avoids ruts from tree planting. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces east ~83°. Vented through north and south sight holes with west breaking open, bolt tip visible. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9695 - Meall A Mhaoil & GRP
S9695 - Meall A Mhaoil pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-21 13:06 - TP1981 (Carnach)

FB Number: 10075   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th August 1957 costing £64.7s.1d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T1 in 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Parked by small quarried area off west side of unclassified road (C1240) at NG660204. Around north side of quarry, up onto ridge, then on a direct unlevel route SSW staying high where possible. Once some height is gained, trig and summit of Cnoc Càrnach will emerge on skyline. Good visibility is desirable for this terrain. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northeast ~42°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

10075 - Carnach & GRP
10075 - Carnach pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-21 11:05 - TP5819 (Sasunnaich)

FB Number: S9403   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th August 1957 costing £19.5s.11d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T6 by distomat survey in 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in May 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest, not quite a simple as it appears on the maps. Parked in long westbound layby at NG721257, south side of A87 opposite trig. Walked around 100m west to blocked gate on line of old road. Over gate and random route across very rough ground to pillar. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE ~149°. Vented through three sight holes, NW face plugged, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9449 - Sasunnaich & GRP
S9403 - Sasunnaich pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-21 08:44 - TP2329 (Coir A' Mhuilt)

FB Number: S9698   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th May 1958 costing £65.14s.7½d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG80/DM/5 by distomat survey within the Fort William block during 1958. Levelled for height also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in July 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from south east. Parked at end of layby NE side of unclassified road at NG794293. Best solution is to choose a route keeping high to avoid the bogs. Leaving road at NG793298, direct route over unnamed 206m summit from where the trig is visible. Open heathery grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~124°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view with higher tops in cloud.

S9698 - Coir A' Mhuilt & GRP
S9698 - Coir A' Mhuilt pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-20 19:38 - TP0932 (Auchtertyre Hill)

FB Number: S9755   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th May 1958 costing £17.5s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T8 by distomat survey in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west which is not to be recommended. Public car park off west side of road by recycle bins at NG806283. Followed forest tracks to NG825288 then direct route up steep slope of unstable ground which rises to a loose rock scramble. Once topping the crag the route continues across a boggy plateau crossing a rusty deer fence. A final steep rise through rocks leads to the summit which had just disappeared into the cloud for the night. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~165°. Vented through NE and NW sight holes. View lost to low cloud on day of visit. With the fog now a pea souper, studying the map advised that south or east were the only safe descents. As my car was parked in Balmacarra Square to the west, I decided to descend south to the forest edge and follow that clockwise around the hill back to NG825288. Map, compass and GPS all came into play. Got there eventually through foliage soaked by fog, after deep gorges to negotiate, holding onto deep rooted heather, and needing to zigzag up and down the contours lines more times than I care to remember. My agility and endurance seemed tested to near maximum.

S9755 - Auchtertyre Hill & GRP
S9755 - Auchtertyre Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-20 16:35 - TP2374 (Conchra)

FB Number: S9765   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th May 1958 costing £11.19s.5d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG80/DM/T9 by distomat survey within the Fort William block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Room for one car on tar strip outside old barn at NG891279, SE side of unclassified road. Through gate opposite, straight up hill keeping left of fence. Rough steep climb through bracken and heather, minor rock scrambling involved. Beinn Conchra. Vanessa in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~255°. Vented through three sight holes, NW face still plugged, collapsing wooden innards obstruct bolt. Full 360° panoramic view with higher tops in cloud. Continued to main summit. Decending route similar to ascent with careful negotiation of sheer drops in undergrowth.

S9765 - Conchra & GRP
S9765 - Conchra pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-20 13:27 - TP0871 (Ardelve)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th April 1958 costing £21.6s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T10 by distomat survey in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Large public car park at NG879263, off SW side of A87, entrance just SE of trig. Pillar stands on open mowed grassland by SW footpath. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~84°. Sight holes buried by raised ground level. Open mainly upward panorama runs from WNW through north, east and south to SW. Remember to visit nearby levelling flush bracket G1750 before departing.

S9749 - Ardelve & GRP
S9749 - Ardelve pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-07-15 11:29 - TP2681 (Culter Fell)

FB Number: S1817   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and up to date photos. HISTORY: The original trig pillar on Culter Fell was built with flush bracket S5580, and was completed on 15th July 1949 costing £55.14s.4d. Culter Fell was computed as secondary station NS83/11 within the Lanark block during 1950. Levelled for height also in 1950. The pillar was rebuilt in November 1968 with flush bracket S1817, a recycled flush bracket from the then recently destroyed station at The Chevin, (SE199442, LR104). This marker was last maintained by the OS in July 1977. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked by west side of unclassified road at NT030312 opposite Culter Allers. Walked approximately 600m along the decommisioned road and turned SE up mapped track for ~200m. From there, quadbike tracks lead all the way to the summit. The summit fence marks the county boundary. The approach and trig pillar are in South Lanarkshire, beyond the fence is in Peeblesshire. Pillar in fair condition, foundations eroded. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces south, ~177°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. 360° PANORAMIC VIEW includes: Black Mount, West Cairn Hill, Mendick Hill, Mount Maw, Scald Law, Broughton Heights, Wether Law, Peat Hill, North Berwick Law, Dundreich, White Meldon, Blackhope Scar, Black Law, Windlestraw Law, Pykestone Hill, Dun Rig, Dollar Law, Broad Law, Hart Fell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Scafell Pike, Criffel, Mosshope Bank, Queensberry, Yearngill Head, Rodger Law, Lousie Wood Law, Green Lowther, Mountherrick Hill, Cairn Table, Dungavel Hill (East), Nutberry Hill, Lamington Hill, Irish Law, Hill of Stake, Tinto, Earls Seat, Meikle Bin.

S1817 - Culter Fell & GRP (nearly 22yrs older than last visit)
S1817 - Culter Fell pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-13 18:11 - TP6785 (Wee Queensberry)

FB Number: S7983   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. Remembered to take the GPS measurement this time. :-) SITE VISIT: Long drive in on single track roads. Parked on east verge of unclassified road by footpath signs at NX964960, outside Mitchellslacks. Easiest approach is walker friendly and via mapped tracks to stone sheep pen at NX973974. Then a direct line ENE if only doing Wee Q, otherwise up Glengowan hill for Queensberry Cairn, then direct line down to Wee Q. Route quite tussocky along the way. Pillar in good condition. Spider plugged with brown plaster. Flush bracket faces 254°, WNW. Vented through NW and SW sight holes. The possibilty of full 360° distant panoramic view is masked in the north by the bulk of Queensberry, however other prominent hills still in view are: Skiddaw, Criffel, Bengairn, Cairnsmore of Fleet and Millfore.

S7983 - Wee Queensberry & GRP
S7983 - Wee Queensberry pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-13 16:41 - TP7630 (Queensberry Cairn)

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

Significant top without pillar. Has no line of sight with Wee Queensberry.


Slightly damaged 2014-07-13 13:15 - TP0501 (Elvanfoot)

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

In a marshy clump just east of small wood.


Good condition 2014-07-09 14:55 - TP5903 (Sgurr Nan Coireachan)

FB Number: S9782   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th May 1958, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/24 by distomat survey in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in July 1978. SITE VISIT: Free public car park possibly provided by Glenfinnan Estate at NM906808. Estate Manager 'Alastair' is friendly and welcoming, and asked that we keep to the paths on the Munros as the deer were calving in Coire Thollaidh. Followed private estate road then track to NM918852 then direct route up Sgurr a Choire Riabhaich to summit. Vanessa in wind shelter. Column in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~233°. Sight holes all buried in loose boulders. Full 360° panoramic views when clouds would lift. Continued along ridge to bag other Munro, Sgurr Thuilm and down Druim Choire a Beithe to rejoin mapped track at NM926857 for the long walk back along the estate road. 11½ hour round trip with 45min and 15min stops respectively on each Munro and other random five minute stops along the way.

S9782 - Sgurr Nan Coireachan & GRP


Good condition 2014-07-07 21:32 - TP4896 (Monubent)

FB Number: S5390   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th April 1949 costing £10.0s.10d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T31 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Easily approached via field gate to northeast at SD804513 where there is room to park short term. Straight forward walk along field edge running parallel with road. Pillar on field side of boundary hedge and in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket southeast ~139° across field. Views very limited but Pendle Hill is visible on the skyline.

S5390 - Monubent & GRP
S5390 - Monubent pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-07 20:32 - TP5855 (Scridles)

FB Number: S5159   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd May 1949 costing £14.15s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T39 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ENE. Parked on west side of road at SD758483 by mapped resr. Up via mapped RoW to trig. Small grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider has grey plastic replacement plug fitted by Jon Rouse, 27/02/2000. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~115°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt visible, insufficient light for decent photograph at time of visit. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent, Pendle Hill, and Longridge Fell.

S5159 - Scridles & GRP
S5159 - Scridles pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-07 19:43 - TP14673 (Clitheroe St Marys Church Spire)

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

Photographed while bagging NPFB S0749.

Clitheroe St Marys Church Spire


Good condition 2014-07-07 18:01 - TP4535 (Longridge Fell)

FB Number: S4561   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st June 1948 costing £17.6s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/8 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in April 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from WSW. Mapped parking on north side of road at SD639402. Followed mapped footpath network to summit, boggy area enroute. Pillar in good condition, on top of lage plinth, north of boundary wall. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket face WSW ~251°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Open 180° half panoramic view centred on NNW includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and a 22 mile aspect of Blackpool Tower. Remainder of skyline is lined with overtopping conifers.

Blackpool Tower 22.1 miles to the west. Grid bearing 261.9°.
S4561 - Longridge Fell & GRP
S4561 - Longridge Fell pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-07-07 16:45 - TP1076 (Bashall Eaves)

FB Number: S4682   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th July 1948 costing £14.6s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T4 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in April 1976. SITE VISIT: Parked by communal entrance signed to four farms on south side of road at SD692437. New gates and fencing around plot to south which separates trig from road, direct route across. Pillar in fair condition, surface layer depleting from lower trunk. Spider retains replacement OS cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~190°. Vented through north sight hole. Partial open outlook but any would be views of note are hidden by trees and foliage.

S4682 - Bashall Eaves & GRP
S4682 - Bashall Eaves pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-07-07 16:05 - TP6098 (Spire Farm)

FB Number: S4665   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th July 1948 costing £13.17s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T44 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in April 1976. SITE VISIT: Parked in wide entrance of track of east side of road at SD679467. Trig stands just along track on right hand side by woodland. Pillar in fair condition with damage to top. Spider retains original OS centre plug with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~49°. Vented through SW sight hole. Open outlook limited to a small portion west of south, remainder lost to surrounding trees.

S4665 - Spire Farm & GRP
S4665 - Spire Farm pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-07-07 14:58 - TP5119 (Newton Fell)

FB Number: S4698   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th July 1948 costing £21.9s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/11 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast. Parking by east side of B6478 at SD719480. Ascended steep slope opposite parking spot following the fence around the quarry perimeter until the summit is reached. Heather clad grazing moor. Pillar in fair condition, top starting to deplete, horizontal surface crack midway up trunk, otherwise sound. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE ~117°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, innard filled with debris. Full 360° open view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell.

S4698 - Newton Fell & GRP
S4698 - Newton Fell pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-07 13:21 - TP7048 (Woodhouse Gate)

FB Number: S5348   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked in wide entrance of newish track with locked gates off east side of unclassified road at SD712541. Crossed rough ground to gate at NE corner of trig field then direct line to pillar. Grazing field. Column in good condition. Spider has grey plastic replacement cap fitted by Jon Rouse, 30/01/2000. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~157°. All sight holes open, tip of bolt visible over debris. Intermittent views due to surrounding trees, outlook includes Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell.

S5348 - Woodhouse Gate & GRP
S5348 - Woodhouse Gate pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-07-07 11:36 - TP6883 (White Hill)

FB Number: S5002   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in layby to east side of Lythe Fell Road just north of cattle grid at SD682608. Followed fenceline all the way to summit crossing fence back and forth as bogs permitted. Pillar in good condition. Tar plug in spider centre. Flush bracket face northeast, 39°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° open view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell.

S5002 - White Hill & GRP
S5002 - White Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-27 17:19 - TP8923 (Scalasaig Monument)

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

Monument to Lord Colonsay.

Scalasaig Monument in whole
Scalasaig Monument
Scalasaig Monument


Good condition 2014-06-27 12:15 - TP1226 (Beinn Oronsay)

FB Number: 10354   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th September 1958 costing £57.10s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T80 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS, 19th January 2001. SITE VISIT: Paddled barefoot from Colonsay to Oronsay, from end of B8085 via mapped route, water no more than a foot deep. Traversed up via rocky south slope from priory. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, 65°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Jura, Islay, Tiree and Mull. Descended via more direct east slope.

10354 - Beinn Oronsay pillar & GRP
10354 - Beinn Oronsay pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-26 21:19 - TP8062 (Beinn Bhreac (Colonsay))

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

Bolt in rock. Worth the climb for the views.

Beinn Bhreac (Colonsay) GRP points to the bolt.
Beinn Bhreac (Colonsay) the bolt
Beinn Bhreac (Colonsay) the bolt
Beinn Bhreac (Colonsay) the bolt


Good condition 2014-06-26 17:01 - TP1222 (Beinn Nan Gudairean)

FB Number: 10357   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th September 1958 costing £57.0s.4d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/44 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS, 17th January 2001. SITE VISIT: Approached from east after walking the mapped track to highpoint. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, cap with deep indented letters stolen between May 2003 and May 2009. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~136°. Vented through southwest sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Tiree, Mull, Scarba, Jura and Islay.

10357 - Beinn Nan Gudairean pillar & GRP
10357 - Beinn Nan Gudairean pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-26 14:02 - TP1983 (Carnan Eoin)

FB Number: 10358   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd September 1958 costing £47.19s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T71 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in April 1979. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Followed mapped track network to NR406984 then worn footpath which traverses up the west slope to the summit. Highest top on Cononsay. Adjacent cairn to southwest overtops trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~15°. Vented through southeast sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Mull, Scarba, Jura and Islay.

10358 - Carnan Eoin pillar & GRP
10358 - Carnan Eoin pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-26 12:28 - TP10211 (Dubh Artach Light House)

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

Intersected from Beinn Nan Gudairean and Beinn Oronsay.

Dubh Artach Light House from Beinn Oronsay. D = 16.615 miles, WNW.
Dubh Artach Light House from Beinn Nan Gudairean. D = 17.288 miles, WNW


Good condition 2014-06-21 16:01 - TP1199 (Beinn Mheadhoin)

FB Number: 10502   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th May 1959 costing £9.7s.10d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/14 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in August 1982. SITE VISIT: Parked beside estate road by loch side at NM841528. Circuituous route via Sgurr A` Bhuic then along top edge of quarry with a fina approach from the southeast. Vanessa (cylindrical pillar) in good condition. Spider centre open, cap theft was very recent as brass is still shiny, thread greased and Allen screws lying on pillar top. Flush bracket faces eastwards, ~79°. Vented through south and west sight boles, pillar bolt photographed. Full 360° panoramic view. Descended NW to Bealach a' Coire Bhàin, turning eastwards into the valley, following Allt a' Coire Bhàin back to the mapped path network.

10502 - Beinn Mheadhoin & GRP
10502 - Beinn Mheadhoin pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-21 13:11 - TP5889 (Sgurr A' Bhuic)

FB Number: 10528   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th May 1959 costing £20.7s.3½d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T19 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in August 1982. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NNE. Parked beside estate road by loch side at NM841528. Followed mapped tracks and paths around loch to NM842521 then ascended keeping to the ridge as much as possible all the way to top. Vanessa (cylindrical pillar) in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~35°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued around ridge to summit of Beinn Mheadhoin.

10528 - Sgurr A' Bhuic & GRP
10528 - Sgurr A' Bhuic pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-18 13:58 - TP4897 (Monument Hill)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Free roadside car park to south side of unclassfied road at NY382856. Striaght forward route up mapped track to top. Whita Hill. Open public hill with monument on top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow indented letters which predates the pillar. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~311°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view from the hill but not from any one spot due to the bulk of the monument. Distant hills include Criffel, Wisp Hill, Roan Fell, Tinnis Hill, Cold Fell, Cross Fell, Binsey, Skiddaw and Helvellyn.

S9389 - Monument Hill & GRP
S9389 - Monument Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-16 20:39 - TP2921 (Dunhazels Farm)

FB Number: S5309   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th April 1949 costing £10.16s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T10 during 1951. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Easy parking in bend to SW side of road at SD809552 by comms mast. Through one gate and straight across grazing field, cattle sociable. Pillar in good condition. Replacement plastic top cap fitted into spider by Jon Rouse, 12/03/2000. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~17°. Vented through SW sight hole. Open outlook in most directions.

S5309 - Dunhazels Farm & GRP
S5309 - Dunhazels Farm pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-16 19:18 - TP6862 (Whelpstone Crag)

FB Number: S5620   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st July 1949 costing £25.9s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/20 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ENE. Parked to north side of Old Oliver Lane at SD772596 just east of where the lane becomes walled. Warning, do not attempt to drive west of here unless you have a high wheelbase, the remainder of the metalled road is walled on both sides and there is nowhere to turn without going beyond the final gate where I nearly took the sump out of my car. From SD772596, followed mapped route via Whelpstone Lodge onto RoW network which leads towards Holden Moor, short steep climb to summit thereafter. Rocky outcrop on open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Replacement plastic top cap fitted into spider by Jon Rouse, 30/01/2000. Flush bracket faces east, ~95°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt photographed. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Pendle Hill. Poor GPS reception at time of visit. Returned to find my car being licked dirty by cattle from which it still bears some of the scratches.

S5620 - Whelpstone Crag & GRP
S5620 - Whelpstone Crag pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-16 18:01 - TP6546 (Tosside)

FB Number: S5622   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd June 1949 costing £13.8s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T48 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Nearest safe parking in wide entrance of lane to west of pub at SD768561. Followed Longtons Lane northwards from village until reaching gate of trig field. Final approach from east. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Replacement plastic top cap fitted into spider by Jon Rouse, 30/01/2000. Flush bracket faces west, ~264°. Vented through east and south sight holes. Open outlook in most directions, Ingleborough just visible over trees.

S5622 - Tosside & GRP
S5622 - Tosside pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-16 16:59 - TP6097 (Spion Kop)

FB Number: S5342   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th April 1949 costing £21.5s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T43 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked by south side of Tinklers Lane beside RoW at SD748528. Followed mapped RoW southwards to where routes cross, turning WSW to top. Pillar in good condition. Replacement plastic top cap fitted into spider by Jon Rouse, 20/02/2000. Flush bracket faces west, ~279°. Vented through east and south sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell.

S5342 - Spion Kop & GRP
S5342 - Spion Kop pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-16 15:39 - TP2665 (Crutchenber Fell)

FB Number: S5621   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th September 1949 costing £17.15s.10d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T8 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Ample parking off west side of unclassified road, either side of cattle grid at SD726607. Beaten track follows north side of wall until a wooden style near top is reached. Over style and direct route to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~329°. Vented through three sight holes, SW face plugged, pillar bolt photographed. Full 360° panoramic view includes Whernside, Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent, Pendle Hill and Longridge Fell.

S5621 - Crutchenber Fell & GRP
S5621 - Crutchenber Fell pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-16 14:27 - TP5097 (New House Pasture)

FB Number: S5501   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd July 1949 costing £13.11s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T32 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 2000. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked off east side of road just north of junction at SD757642. Followed farm track southwards to gate on left at SW corner of trig field. Through gate and follow wall along south edge of field to trig. Column in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~204°. Vented through NE & SE sight holes. Open outlook in most directions with scenic views to Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent.

S5501 - New House Pasture & GRP
S5501 - New House Pasture pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-16 13:40 - TP2592 (Crina Bottom Farm)

FB Number: S5617   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Road quiet and wide enough to park by NW kerb at SD742685. Followed mapped field boundaries WNW and SSW to trig. Pillar on NW side of boundary fence, planted field to NW, pasture to SE. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~114° into fence. Vented through sighting hole on FB face. Open outlook is mainly an upward view to surrounding hills.

S5617 - Crina Bottom Farm & GRP
5617 - Crina Bottom Farm pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-16 12:59 - TP4426 (Linghaw)

FB Number: S5402   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Parked in wide entrance off north side of B6480 beside trig plot. Overgrown derelict plot between public road and grazing fields. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~235°. Sight holes buried. Limited open outlook but spectacular view to Ingleborough.

S5402 - Linghaw pillar & FB
S5402 - Linghaw pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-16 11:08 - TP1777 (Burn Moor Fell)

FB Number: S5003   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th October 1948, cost unknown. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/3 within the Skipton block during 1950. Levelled for height also in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from WNW. Parked on verge by track entrance off east site of uncalssified road at SD673653. Followed mapped track into hill up to bothy. From there worn quad tracks lead all the way to the summit. Open grouse moorland. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northwest ~305°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ingleborough and Whernside.

S5003 - Burn Moor Fell & GRP
S5003 - Burn Moor Fell pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-14 17:53 - TP5991 (Sithean Mor)

FB Number: S9774   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th June 1958, cost unknown. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG80/22 by distomat survey methods within the Fort William block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in August 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in 'eastbound' layby on east side of A830 at NM716850 to northeast of railway bridge. Footpath leaves road at NM715852. Followed path to high point at NM722853 then turned left, climbing the hill via a random route through heather ferns to the top. Occasional sheep paths are discontinuous. Vanessa (cylindrical pillar) in good condition, albeit weather beaten on the west and south faces. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~228°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, pillar bolt silhouette photographed. Full 360° panoramic view from top. Also visited true summit to northeast.

S9774 - Sithean Mor & GRP
S9774 - Sithean Mor pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-14 14:22 - TP5665 (Rhuemach Hill)

FB Number: S9728   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th June 1958 costing £49.0s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG80/21 within the Fort William block during 1958. Levelled for height in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from north. Parked at end of public road at NM627851. Followed farm track to NM624848, turning SSE following feint quad tracks past stone sheepfold where the trig appears on the skyline. Open grazing top named Cruach Doire an Dòbhrain on maps. Standard Hotine pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~339°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt photographed. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ardnamurchan, Mull, Muck, Eigg, Rhum and Skye.

S9728 - Rhuemach Hill & GRP
S9728 - Rhuemach Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-14 12:09 - TP0779 (Achaidh Mhoir)

FB Number: S9804   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th May 1958 costing £15.18s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/T20 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Free public car park at NM664916. Along road to gate at NM665919 from where a path gradually rises to a high point roughly west of the trig, steeper climb to top. Rocky grazing top overlooking the coast. Vanessa (cylindrical pillar) in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~145°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, bolt silhouette photographed. Full 360° panoramic view is dominated by Eigg and includes Rhum and Skye.

S9804 - Achaidh Mhoir & GRP
S9804 - Achaidh Mhoir pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-11 12:48 - TP0991 (Ballencrieff Hill)

FB Number: S3241   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Free public car park to east of unclassified road at NS990710 just south of Knock. Walked 250m on unclassified road where a gate leads into the trig field. Direct route across grazing field to pillar. Coulmn in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~343°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes the Ochils, Knock Hill, Fife Lomonds, North Berwick Law, Arthurs Seat, Blackford Hill, Braid Hills, Pentland Hills, Culter Fell and Tinto.

S3241 - Ballencrieff Hill & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-11 11:44 - TP2314 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: S9653   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from ESE. Free car park at NS993742 forms part of Beecraigs Country Park. Straightforward footpath leads through woods to open hill. Cockleroy is a grazing top, just outside country park. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE ~69°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes the Ochils, Knock Hill, Fife Lomonds, North Berwick Law, Arthurs Seat, Blackford Hill, Braid Hills, Pentland Hills, Culter Fell and Tinto.

S9653 - Cocklerue Hill & GRP
S9653 - Cocklerue Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-06-11 10:35 - TP1373 (Binny Craig)

FB Number: S3227   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Parked by south side of road by widened stretch at NT040730. Approached from SSW via signed woodland opposite where a network of paths lead to the field south of this rocky landmark. Direct climb thereafter, bearing in mind the sheer drops to the west. Situated on top of large rock. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east ~89°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes the Ochils, Knock Hill, Fife Lomonds, North Berwick Law, Arthurs Seat, Blackford Hill, Braid Hills, Pentland Hills, Culter Fell and Tinto.

S3227 - Binny Craig & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-11 09:30 - TP5548 (Pyothall)

FB Number: S3229   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Nearest safe parking on back road is 550m west by Newbigging Craig at NT064731 in widened stretch beside field gate on south side of road. Walked the 550m back along road until reaching gate by west side of N/S fenceline which leads to trig. Pillar located to east of fenceline hedge and an easy crossing is incorporated into the new replacement fence. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east ~85°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open outlook includes Arthurs Seat and the Pentland Hills.

S3229 - Pyothall & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-07 17:08 - TP4309 (Knox Hill)

FB Number: S5703   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked on south side of unclassified road beside track entrance at NO812723. Up mapped track and followed fencelines as mapped clockwise around field east of summit until trig was reached. Located to west side of fenceline between two fields currently arable. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, OS cap stolen since October 2011. Flush bracket faces SSE ~155°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged, innard blocked with debris. Near 300° panoramic view spanning from SSE through west and north to east, remainder blocked by nearby woods. Descended NW to farm track making a clockwise loop, farmer passed by in tractor - friendly!

S5703 - Knox Hill pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-07 16:36 - TP15673 (Inverbervie Ch Twr)

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

The tower is still there.

Inverbervie Ch Twr From Church Street opposite NPFB S7021.


Good condition 2014-06-07 15:30 - TP2408 (Corbieknowe)

FB Number: S5704   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southeast. Parked by SE side of road at NO846746. Up communal track opposite which becomes overgrown towards top. Short careful ~20m trough hop across planted field to commence pillar search in gorse clump. Found, surrounded by high dense gorse which was thinned for photography. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~51°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. No view from pillar due to height of gorse.

S5704 - Corbieknowe pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-07 13:49 - TP1725 (Bruxie Hill)

FB Number: S5777   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked in layby to NE side of road at NO820790. Keeping west of the quarry followed fencelines and partially worn path all the way to the summit. Grazing top dominated by three comms masts. Pillar outside mast compounds. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, 13°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full panoramic view is obstructed in parts by buildings housing control gear for aerials on comms masts.

S5777 - Bruxie Hill pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-07 12:34 - TP3923 (Hillhead)

FB Number: S5493   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Heather clad top, surrounding heathland has been converted to arable use since my previous visit fifteen years ago, but the summit has been preserved as it was. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, OS cap stolen since June 2006. Flush bracket faces east ~85°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S5493 - Hillhead pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-07 11:25 - TP5466 (Pittengardner)

FB Number: S5492   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Parked by SW side of unclassified road at NO744764, just beyond farmyard entrance. Trig visible from road, in edge of farm compound to north of barn. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~343° into fence. Vented through SE sight hole. Open skyline with very limited outlook.

S5492 - Pittengardner pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-06-07 10:21 - TP7124 (Laurencekirk)

FB Number: S5701   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Parked on north verge of road just east of bend at NO726724. Located in wasteland between present A90 and old A94. Straightforward walk in. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~218°. Vented through NW sight hole. Very limited open outlook.

S5701 - Laurencekirk pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-05-31 19:06 - TP3427 (Gragareth Fell)

FB Number: S5404   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from the south. Parked in layby to NW side of public road at SD691756. Up via Tow Scar then nominally a straight line haul up through grassy moorland. Open access grazing top. Pillar in good condition but slightly off-plumb and surrounded by a moat. Spider centre open. Squintly set flush bracket faces northeast, ~56°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360 open panoramic view dominated by Whernside and Ingleborough. No line of sight with Tow Scar pillar.

S5404 - Gragareth Fell & GRP


Good condition 2014-05-31 17:38 - TP6551 (Tow Scar)

FB Number: S5397   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked in layby to NW side of public road at SD691756. Up via mapped path. Open grazing grassy limestone top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~54°. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° view to surrounding hills including Ingleborough. No line of site with Gragareth Fell pillar. Continued to Gragareth.

S5397 - Tow Scar & GRP


Good condition 2014-05-31 16:02 - TP5871 (Sellet Hall)

FB Number: S5399   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Good layby on northwest side of B6254 by bend at SD607774. Up via mapped right of way through Sellet Mill to high point then due south direct to summit. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, 285°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Full 360° open outlook to surrounding countryside and westerly Dales.

S5399 - Sellet Hall & GRP


Good condition 2014-05-31 14:35 - TP2489 (Cragg Lot)

FB Number: S5401   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Room for one car at SD567722 on west verge beside gate just south of mapped RoW. Access via track behind said gate which runs parallel to mapped right of way and continues to top. Very curious herd of cattle to pass. South corner of grazing field, some bounday fences differ from layount indicated on 1:25K map. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, 111°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged, innards partially blocked with debris. Open outlook to surrounding countryside and westerly Dales, full panorama broken by some nearer woodland clumps.

S5401 - Cragg Lot & GRP


Good condition 2014-05-31 12:43 - TP4090 (Hutton Roof Crag)

FB Number: S5400   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in free woodland car park off north side of public road at SD552761. Up through woods via random worn paths and overgrown tracks to SD554773 then direct route to trig. Open access limestone top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~309°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes, innards partially blocked with debris. Open outlook to surrounding countryside and westerly Dales, full panorama restricted by surrounding sparcely planted trees.

S5400 - Hutton Roof Crag pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-05-31 10:26 - TP0889 (Arnside Knott)

FB Number: S5406   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Parked in free NT car park at SD449773. Random route up via limestone scree and woods to top. Well presented limestone, grassland and wooded hill managed by the National Trust. Pillar in good condition but with squintly set flush bracket. Spider centre open. FB faces southwest, ~229°. Vented through SW and SE sight holes. Surrounded by woodland with any views restricted to small gaps in the trees.

S5406 - Arnside Knott & GRP


Good condition 2014-05-24 13:52 - TP0868 (Ard Luing)

FB Number: 10233   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd July 1958 costing £19.0s.10d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/41 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in July 1980. SITE VISIT: Parked on mainland at ferry terminal car park, NM753144. On foot from Cuan ferry via Bardrishaig. Approached from north walking roads and tracks as mapped. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~46°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoromic view is dominated by Scarba.

10233 - Ard Luing pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-05-24 11:38 - TP9762 (Fladda Lighthouse)

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

Intersected from S9720.

Fladda Lighthouse from S9720


Good condition 2014-05-24 11:37 - TP1025 (Bardrishaig)

FB Number: S9720   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th July 1958 costing £21.13s.9½d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T46 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: On foot from Cuan ferry, parked on mainland at ferry terminal car park, NM753144. Approached from northeast via tracks and paths as indicated on maps. White painted vanessa in good condition. A viewfinder is fitted on top of the spider. Flush bracket faces southeast ~146°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top includes Colonsay and Mull. Descended southwards via unmapped track to Bardrishaig Farm. Panorama at: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=1920cd34-97db-454c-bd0a-0c2120757593

S9720 - Bardrishaig pillar & GRP
S9720 - Bardrishaig pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-19 18:31 - TP1190 (Beinn Hough)

FB Number: S9712   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th June 1958 costing £29.13s.1d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/8 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1969. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked by south side of road just west of cattle grid where yellow infill ends on map, NL948469. Direct route to top via worn path. Be aware of compass measurements on this hill. There is an error of approximately 90° over the pillar and by walking around the summit, the needle fluctuates with errors of over 90° per pace, two different compasses were consistent with these errors. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east ~82°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panorama when standing on the pillar to overtop the adjacent wartime buildings. View includes Barra, South Uist, Skye, Mull and Dutchman's Cap.

S9712 - Beinn Hough pillar & GRP
S9712 - Beinn Hough pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-19 17:08 - TP10235 (Skerryvore Lighthouse)

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

Intersected from Ben Hynish.

Skerryvore Lighthouse from Ben Hynish


Good condition 2014-05-19 16:36 - TP1276 (Ben Hynish)

FB Number: S3644   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th June 1946 costing £35.7s.6d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP368 within Figure 6 of the OSGB36 retriangulation network during 1951. Levelled for height in 1960. Last maintained by the OS, 5th June 2001. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on hardstanding to west of road by SW bend at NL958397. Followed mapped road to radome compound gates then short step across grass to summit. Pillar on open grazing top outside radome compound. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~292°. All sight holes buried. Near complete panoramic view obstructed only by radome.

S3644 - Ben Hynish pillar & GRP
S3644 - Ben Hynish pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-19 15:46 - TP15235 (Old Signalling Tower Flagstaff)

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

NM52/INTH104. Flagstaff. 4th Order.

Old Signalling Tower Flagstaff


Damaged 2014-05-19 14:59 - TP8912 (Baugh Monument)

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

Sadly this monument has been crashed down by a strong westerly wind.

Baugh Monument
Inscription


Good condition 2014-05-19 14:35 - TP9721 (Scarinish Lighthouse)

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

Neon light source.


Good condition 2014-05-19 13:36 - TP6681 (Vaul)

FB Number: S9730   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th July 1958 costing £16.11s.7d. Computed as tertiary tirangulation station NM52/T22 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in May 1969. SITE VISIT: Easy parking on west verge opposite pillar, NM045490. Unfenced grazing spot. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSW ~201°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Canna, Rhum, Eigg, Coll, Ardnamurchan, Mull, Dutchmans Cap, Mingulay, Sandray, Barra and South Uist.

S9730 - Vaul pillar & GRP
S9730 - Vaul pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-19 12:39 - TP3604 (Harbour)

FB Number: S9701   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd July 1958 costing £30.19s.4d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/9 within the Mull block during 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1969. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked off west side of road outside passing place at NM086475. Up via west side side of fenceline west of Harbour House. Large cairn (broch) at top, trig just down northeastern slope over fence. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NW, ~329°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Canna, Rhum, Coll, Mull, and Dutchmans Cap.

S9701 - Harbour & GRP
S9701 - Harbour pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-19 07:28 - TP2168 (Chrotha)

FB Number: S9902   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th June 1959 costing £51.15s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T1 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in June 2001. SITE VISIT: Nearest sensible parking is in layby outside old church at NM221573. Walked up B8071 to NM223582. At that point a right turn leads down the bank to a causeway crossing the water. Once across the boulders there is a single fence hop and then a moderate climb up the valley to the northeast, continuing on a random route up, over and down various heather clad rocky bumps until reaching the top. Pillar in good condition. No signs of GPS plate ever having been fitted despite being listed as passive station T1NM2359. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSE ~156°. Vented through NW and NE sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view when the weather allows.

S9902 - Chrotha pillar & GRP
S9902 - Chrotha pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-18 20:58 - TP2064 (Ceann Fasachd)

FB Number: S9548   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th July 1959 costing £41.19s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NM52/T10 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in June 2001. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Parked by south side of B8070 in bend at NM174543. The terrain on the direct route was challenging but well worth sinking a few times to get here, found better return route involving a slight loops to the east. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NW ~304°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view inland across the low lying westerly end of Coll to Ben Hogh and out to sea to Mull and Dutchman's Cap.

S9548 - Ceann Fasachd & GRP.. Panorama: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=d570a056-377d-4ea0-8b62-3420dd92a122
S9548 - Ceann Fasachd pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-18 18:09 - TP7932 (Calgary Point)

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

Beside the pillar.


Good condition 2014-05-18 18:08 - TP1877 (Calgary Point)

FB Number: S9541   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th July 1959 costing £41.10s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation NM52/T9 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1969. SITE VISIT: Good roadend car park as mapped at NM152538. Followed track to beach at NM147530. Walked beach to burial ground then round via Crossapol and Walkers Cottage where the track ends. From there followed near direct line, bogs and streams permitting, across a grassy plain for a mile. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with mossed over tar. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~203°. Vented through three sight holes, NW plugged. Full 360° panoramic view inland across the low lying westerly end of Coll and out to sea to Gunna and Tiree.

S9541 - Calgary Point pillar & GRP.. Panorama: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=a5bcaf19-c3d0-4d4c-b6a1-bd59d5aee6dd
S9541 - Calgary Point pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-18 14:49 - TP1273 (Ben Hogh)

FB Number: S3674   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 21st June 1946 costing £25.7s.6d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP369 within Figure 6 of the OSGB36 retriangulation in 1951. Levelled for height in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1969. SITE VISIT: Parked at end of public B8071 at NM170580. From Ballyhaugh route SE through gate crosses footbridge and leads to open hill where any upward route will lead to the top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ESE ~119°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged. Full 360° panoramic view when clouds permit. Also bagged the island summit which is ~400m SSE of trig.

S3674 - Ben Hogh pillar & GRP
S3674 - Ben Hogh pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-18 13:49 - TP12933 (A Chroic)

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

Bolt.


Good condition 2014-05-18 12:59 - TP9503 (Suil Ghorm Light Lamp)

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

Intersected from Druim nan Carn

Suil Ghorm Light Lamp from S9547


Good condition 2014-05-18 12:47 - TP2847 (Druim Nan Carn)

FB Number: S9547   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd July 1959 costing £55.4s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NM52/1 in 1960. Levelled for height also in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1969. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked on NE side of B8072 beside wide passing place at NM264636. Random route up over and down random rocky outcrops until reaching trig summit. Grazing top at northerly tip of island. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~213°. All sight holes open pillar bolt photographed. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9547 - Druim Nan Carn pillar & GRP
S9547 - Druim Nan Carn pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-18 06:30 - TP11650 (Pulpit Hill)

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

Bolt polished by walkers. Raining!


Good condition 2014-05-03 19:31 - TP5263 (Overton Hall)

FB Number: S5379   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in April 1949 costing £7.10s.5d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD47/T38 in 1950. Levelled for height in 1960. Last maintained by the OS, 5th October 2000. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NNE. Parked in Chapel View, Overton, SD436579. From there, a lane leads SW to the RoW which passes very near the trig. Open grazing top popular with local walkers. Pillar in good condition. Spider plugged with replacement plastic cap. Flush bracket faces due north, 0°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Open views in most directions.

S5379 - Overton Hall pillar, bullock & GRP
S5379 - Overton Hall pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-05-03 17:51 - TP5137 (Norbrick)

FB Number: S4708   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in September 1948 costing £7.16s.0d. Computed as secondary trangulation station SD47/30 within the Barrow-in-Furness block during 1950. Levelled for height in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northwest. . Parked in Moss Lane, on south side of widened bend at SD442540, approx 150m west of Gardner's Farm. Route via network of mapped public rights of way, and around north side of flooded quarry at top. Open grassy top recently spread with muck, just west of small flooded quarry. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces 175°, south. Vented through east sight hole. Open skyline in most directions.

S4708 - Norbrick pillar & GRP
S4708 - Norbrick pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-03 16:37 - TP4366 (Lathwaite)

FB Number: S5370   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in March 1949 costing £6.17s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD47/T33 within the Barrow-in-Furness block during 1950. Levelled for height in 1960. Last maintained by the OS in April 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked opposite south end of Crimbles Lane to south of junction of Lanes at SD460493. Followed road which continues as farm track anti-clockwise around cluster of farm buildings where a gate leads eastwards into trig field. With friendly farmers' kind permission, through gate, direct to pillar keeping south of fence which divides field from mapped RoW. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces west ~259°. Vented through north and east sight holes. Open skyline in most directions.

S4370 - Lathwaite pillar & GRP
S5370 - Lathwaite pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-03 14:35 - TP6250 (Sullom Hill)

FB Number: S4556   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in July 1948 costing £8.17s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T46 in 1949. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Parked in Sullom Side Lane opposite Eccles Farm, SD521442. Circular route, up via south side of Bell Wood, down via east side of Sullom High Wood rejoining road at Whitefield, following field edge tracks. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~229°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. 270° panormic view spans from NNE through south to WNW.

S4556 - Sullom Hill pillar & GRP
S4556 - Sullom Hill the pillar bolt
S4556 - Sullom Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-03 12:42 - TP5125 (Nickey Nook)

FB Number: S4697   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar built in July 1948 costing £17.2s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/12 with the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from east, parked at Grizedale Bridge, SD535490. Outward via Holme Wood, along north side of Grizedale Lea Resr to steep path whice rises WNW from SD525484 to summit. Open popular hilltop on access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider plugged with replacement plastic cap. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~69°. Vented through three sight holes, FB face plugged, inards blacked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Returned via Fell End, waymarked diversion gives shortcut across field thus avoiding going through farmyard.

S4697 - Nickey Nook & GRP
S4697 - Nickey Nook pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-05-03 11:13 - TP4799 (Middle Crag)

FB Number: S4662   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th September 1948, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD47/27 within the Barrow-in-Furness block during 1950. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked beside quarry entrance, SD502549. Route; following road north to SD502554, turning east onto RoW network for 400m, then south until NW corner of trig field is reached. East along north edge of grazing field to top. Pillar stands just south of east/west running drystone wall. Column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~185°. Vented through north sight hole. Full 360° open outlook includes Blackpool Tower.

S4662 - Middle Crag & GRP
S4662 - Middle Crag pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-26 13:54 - TP3369 (Glas Bhealach)

FB Number: S9717   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th June 1958 costing £77.0s.11d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T36 within the Fort William block during 1959, by distomat surveying methods. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in July 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NNW. Free car park provided at NM923792 by Callop. Followed mapped estate track south to NM919772, then unmapped track east via footbridge through woods to NM925768, crossed burn, SE out of woods and direct line to summit. First part on climb very damp, dryer ground higher up. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~38°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable through sight holes and down the centre hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9717 - Glas Bhealach & GRP
S9717 - Glas Bhealach the pillar bolt
S9717 - Glas Bhealach the pillar bolt, down the centre hole.
S9717 - Glas Bhealach pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-20 19:11 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)

FB Number: S3642   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from east, but can be approached from main road if on foot. Ample parking in Spence Street, NS561699. City public park, choice of routes to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW ~190°. Vented through NW and NE sight holes. Spectacular 45° panorama from N to NE of Campsie Fells, remainder lost to parkland trees.

S3642 - Maryhill Park & GRP
S3642 - Maryhill Park pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-20 17:43 - TP3291 (Gallangad Muir)

FB Number: S4987   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NNW. Room to park by south side of road at NS449830, west of the access gate. Direct route up mapped tracks continuing onto a boggy plot to the summit. Open grazing moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces easterly, ~79°. Vented through northmost sight hole. 157° open panorama from west to ENE, also to higher tops on SE skyline.

S4987 - Gallangad Muir & GRP
S4987 - Gallangad Muir pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-04-20 15:52 - TP1668 (Bromley Muir)

FB Number: S5036   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parking for approximately four cars in wide entrance to track to north side of public road at NS368788. Up via track to reservoir then onto worn path over Millburn Muir and Overton Muir to Bromley Muir top. Open grazing moor in the shadow of overhead power lines. Pillar in good Condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~77°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view overlooking Loch Lomond and dominated by Ben Lomond.

S5036 - Bromley Muir & GRP
S5036 - Bromley Muir pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-20 14:38 - TP5637 (Renton)

FB Number: S4991   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Carman Muir. Approached from north. Parking for approximately four cars in wide entrance to resr track to north side of public road at NS368788. Near direct route SE across rough boggy ground until the last 150m turning SW to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SE, ~124°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view which will be lost to the northwest once the recently planted woods on the adjacent plot take hold.

S4991 - Renton & GRP
S4991 - Renton pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-20 13:07 - TP6073 (South Mains)

FB Number: S3762   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fourth visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Public car park in Grampian Way NS535735, behind housing to SW of roundabout. Footpath through to roundabout, 100m north up A809, down through begining of woods and direct line across fields, one fence hop. Located in middle of large grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~119°. Vented through northmost (RHS) sight hole. 360° open outlook from top.

S3762 - South Mains & GRP
S3762 - South Mains pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-20 12:08 - TP2508 (Craigash)

FB Number: S3900   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Easy parking just off A81 beside north corner of track entrance at NS571760. Direct route up track, crossing into field just beyond ruined cottage. Southern edge of grazing field, farm track behind hedge. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~15° across field. Vented through southmost sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S3900 - Craigash & GRP


Good condition 2014-04-20 11:13 - TP1514 (Boclair)

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

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Parked in side street to south of cemetery. Followed unmapped golf course track from east of cemetery boundary wall into woods until due west of pillar then over barbed fence, making beeline for top. Empty grazing top. Adjacent N/S boundary fence shown on 1:25K mapping is long gone. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~88°. Vented through three sight holes, westmost plugged, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° open outlook from top.

S3587 - Boclair & GRP


Slightly damaged 2014-04-20 10:09 - TP0999 (Balmuildy)

FB Number: S3641   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in turning circle outside industrial premises at NS582711 on west side of A879. Direct route up track opposite leads to gate beside trig. Now a complete shambles. Works of some sorts going on up here, possibly to do with the pylons. A wooden fence has appeared in front of the pillar and a metal gate is fixed opened in front of that. The gate cannot be moved because the adjacent track has been surfaced higher with loose rubble. To add to that the pillar was completely lost in the hedge but that got a haircut so that I could get inside the wooden fence and salvage what photography I could. Pillar in fair condition with chip out of NE apex. Spider plugged with smooth resin. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~77°. Vented through westmost sight hole. Views limited to north and northeast with open outlook to south.

S3641 - Balmuildy the shambles
S3641 - Balmuildy & GRP
S3641 - Balmuildy pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2014-04-18 14:38 - TP2683 (Culvain)

FB Number: S9794   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th June 1958 costing £22.5s.11d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG80/DM/25 within the Fort William block during 1959, by distomat surveying methods. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in July 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Parking for several cars on line of old road at NM959794. Up via mapped estate tracks through Glen Fionnlighe to NM991842 and straight up steep SSW ridge of hill to trig. Vanessa in fair condition, minor damage to top and overall weathering to trunk surface. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces due south, ~180°. Vented through three sight holes, eastmost plugged, pillar bolt visible. Spectacular full 360° panorama includes striking aspect of Ben Nevis. Continued a further mile NE from the trig to bag the true Munro summit, Returned via outward journey which involved reclimbing the trigged top.

S9794 - Culvain & GRP
S9794 - Culvain the pillar bolt


Slightly damaged 2014-04-12 19:16 - TP4900 (Monylaws)

FB Number: S7385   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked on NW verge opposite unmapped track at NT885346. 150m SW along road, turning NW onto track for 400m and west along south sides of field boundary lines for 900m to top. Grazing top, pillar stands on SE side of boundary wall. Pillar in fair condition, horizontal surface cracks getting deeper. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~149°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7385 - Monylaws & GRP
S7385 - Monylaws pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-12 17:44 - TP4532 (Longknowe Hill)

FB Number: S7436   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked by public road end at NT868305 just before barns. Route keeping left of farm buildings, across burn and straight up hill between two parallel fences. Open grazing top on unrestricted access land within Northumberland National Park - the Southern English 'squire' who runs this area needs educated on this! Pillar in good condition. Spider centre OS centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~54°. Vented through SW sight hole, NE breaking open. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7436 - Longknowe Hill & GRP (sheltering from strong wind)
S7436 - Longknowe Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-12 15:33 - TP5655 (Rhodes Hill)

FB Number: S7384   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked by south side of public road at west end of large farmyard, NT935392. Followed mapped tracks to SW corner of woods then straight up through trees. In mature coniferous woodland. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~195°. Vented through sight hole on FB face, SE sight breaking open. No view due to woods but nice setting.

S7384 - Rhodes Hill & GRP
S7384 - Rhodes Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-12 13:59 - TP1552 (Bowsden West)

FB Number: S7058   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southeast. Parked on south verge of public road just west of mapped RoW at NY986417. Followed rerouted RoW clockwise around farm buildings turning NNW onto old track for approximately 250m and WNW along RoW to top. Southern edge of arable field with pedestrian gate through hedgeline from adjacent track. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~7°. Vented through south and west sight holes. 180° panoramic northerly view, southern aspect blocked by boundary hedges.

S7058 - Bowsden West & GRP
S7058 - Bowsden West pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-12 13:15 - TP4693 (Mattilees Hill)

FB Number: S6459   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked on north verge of road at NT943435. In from bend on road. In the middle of a planted field, route in and out very carefully trodden along tractor lines. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~88°. Vented through west sight hole. Open outlook in most directions, skyline to ESE broken by nearby plantation.

S6459 - Mattilees Hill & GRP
S6459 - Mattilees Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-12 12:39 - TP4988 (Murton Whitehouse)

FB Number: S7231   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Third visit. Just passing through. Comments and photos for visit of 20/04/2009 still stand.

S7231 - Murton Whitehouse & GRP (direction to avoid rain in lens)


Good condition 2014-04-12 10:24 - TP3501 (Greenside Hill)

FB Number: S7219   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked in layby on south side of A1107 at NT814694. Followed field edges up to junction of fences at NT8126888 then straight line due east to summit. Grazing moor, farmer friendly and welcoming to walkers. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~82°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7219 - Greenside Hill & GRP
S7219 - Greenside Hill the pillar bolt
S7219 - Greenside Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-05 17:28 - TP2932 (Dunter Law)

FB Number: S6682   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked in Abbey St Bathans, public car park at end of lane by church at NT758623. Followed mapped route over Barnside Hill and into forest where the path indicated is now a track. On forest planted top. These trees were just saplings on my last visit of 22 years ago. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~173°. Vented through east sight hole. No view except along the three fire breaks.

S6682 - Dunter Law pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-04-05 15:05 - TP6900 (Whiteburn)

FB Number: S7164   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked in layby, east side of road at NT765649, just south of Southern Upland Way. Short walk along road. Roadside marker on east verge. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces west, ~253°. Vented through east sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S7164 - Whiteburn pillar & FB


Good condition 2014-04-05 13:35 - TP3088 (Ewieside Hill)

FB Number: S7191   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked by NW side of road just north of Heriot Water at NT765691. Along eastbound track then up through gorse to higher level track and along to trig. Grazing top. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~81°. Vented through west sight hole. 215° view spanning from NNW through east and south to WNW, remainder to NW blocked by line of conifers.

S7191 - Ewieside Hill pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-04-05 10:38 - TP2313 (Cocklaw Hill)

FB Number: S7143   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Found easy parking in valley to west at NT708714. Keeping north of Cauld Burn, headed NE to junction of fences then ENE along field edges to westmost corner of trig field. Beeline across open grazing top to trig which is approx 360m NNE of true summit. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~239°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. 270° view spanning from WNW though north and east to SSW.

S7143 - Cocklaw Hill pillar & GRP


Good condition 2014-03-29 17:39 - TP6396 (The Knock)

FB Number: S4812   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked by west side of road at NS195622, more parking in wide entrance at NS194624. Up via mapped track and ruined shack then NE across very muddy field to woods at NS199625. Direct line from there crossing golf course, more woods and straight up hill. Returned via woods all the way to road. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~333°. Vented through SE sight hole. Stunning 360° open oulook but foggy on day of visit. Very strong easterly wind made standing and staying upright almost impossible.

S4812 - The Knock & GRP fighting a strong cold easterly wind


Slightly damaged 2014-03-29 15:06 - TP4119 (Irish Law)

FB Number: S4822   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Parked on south verge of A760 just west of Blair Park, NS248573. Left road at NS252573, taking near stright line through Knockside Hills, via bealach at NS262588 and NW to summit. Pillar has been repainted in recent years but the paint is weathering away again. Concrete in fail condition but for large chip out of one apex and hacking around the west sighting hole. Spider centre open and filling with litter. Flush bracket faces north, ~353°. Vented through south and west sight holes. Potential 360° panorama lost to fog on day of visit.

S4822 - Irish Law & GRP


Good condition 2014-03-29 12:34 - TP3476 (Green Brae)

FB Number: S4808   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. Too cold for nude bathers today, those I saw in 1996 would be pushing 40 by now. :-) SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked on NE verge of mapped land at NS304559 where yellow infill stops on map. Over style into grazing field to west then direct line following boundary fences all the way to trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved lettering. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~244°. Vented through NE sight hole. Near 360° open outlook obstructed only by foliage to the WSW.

S4808 - Green Brae & GRP


Good condition 2014-03-29 10:44 - TP4503 (Lochlands Hill)

FB Number: S4303   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked offroad beside Kirkleegreen Resr at NS383556. Left road at NS380555 following fenceline SE and south to meet mapped track which led the way to the top. Returned straight down northern slope. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition, minor erosion to ground by livestock. Tar plug in spider has been broken open. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~20°. Vented through three sight holes, SE face plugged, innards partially blocked with debris. 360° panoramic outlook spoiled by fog on day of visit.

S4303 - Lochlands Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-11-30 15:08 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For improved photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in public ar park at NO227061. Followed direct footpath to trig which is located to south of and below the true summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE ~158°. All four sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Panoramic view spans clockwise from ENE though south to WNW with the northern portion blocked by the true summit.

S3163 - East Lomond & GRP


Good condition 2013-11-30 13:19 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For improved photographs. Approached from east. Parked in public car park at NO227061. Followed mapped footpath to summit. Highest point in Fife. Pillar and base in good condition considering the popularity of this location. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces northwest ~336°. Vented through SW & NE sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view includes: Lochnagar, Bandirran Hill, Dreish, Pitlour Hill, Cat Law, Lumbennie Hill, Westerkeith Hill, Hill of Glansie, Mount Battock, Hill of Wirren, East Wirren, Craigowl, Strathfinella Hill, Dundee Law, Normans Law, Johnston Hill, Mount Hill, Lucklaw Hill, North Clatto, Hill of Tarvit, Drumcarrow Craig, Kellie Law, Clatto Hill, Largo Law, East Lomond, Kincraig Hill, North Berwick Law, Cocklaw Hill, Bransly Hill, Traprain Law, Spartleton, Skid Hill, Sayers Law, Lammer Law, Hartside Hill, Windlestraw Law, Arthurs Seat, Blackhope Scar, Dundreich, Dunrig, Scald Law, Dollar Law, Broad Law, Hart Fell, Dalmahoy Hill, West Cairn Hill, Lousie Wood Law, Green Lowther, Tinto, Hill of Beath, Benaty Hill, Common Hill, Cairn Table, Nutberry Hill, Cocklerue Hill, Dungavel West, Corse Hill, Knock Hill, Dumglow, James Hill, Cult Hill, Tomtain, Meikle Bin, Holehead, Earls Seat, Stronend, Ben Cleuch, Lendrick Hill, Ben Lomond, Ben Venue, Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime, Ben Ledi, Uamh Beag, Coire Garbh (Ben Vorlich), Ben More, Torlum, Clevage Hill, Milquhanzie Hill, Ben Lawers, Ben Alder, Schichallion, Meall Dearg, Craig Obney, Ben Vrackiue, Carn Liath, Kinnoul Hill, Binn Hill, Carn Gower, Ben Macdhui, Glencarse Hill, Mount Blair, Glas Maol, Pole Hill.

S1615 - West Lomond & GRP


Good condition 2013-11-30 09:58 - TP5241 (Orrock Hill)

FB Number: S3146   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For up to date photographs. In 2012 the quarry operators applied to Fife Council for planning permission to extend their operations. Orrock Hill summit and trig may now be under threat from quarrying. The latest OS maps and planning application imply that this whole parcel of land is to be excavated. The 1:25K and 1:50K OS maps show a floating trig with no surrounding features. The summit remains intact for now. Friendly owner of Orrock had seen us up on the hill and approached us afterwards. He is certain that the summit ridge, trig and southern slopes will survive, despite what the maps and drawings imply. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked in wide entrance by south of public road at NT228876. Followed mapped tracks via Hatton, Orrock and Orrock Cottage to NT221883. Crossed boundary fence onto land which is no longer detailed on maps due to impending quarrying. Ascended remains of very old overgrown track to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~157°. Vented through all four sight holes, pillar bolt visible when cleared of debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes West Lomond, East Lomond, Largo Law, Kincraig Hill, North Berwick Law, Lammer Law, Arthurs Seat, Dundreich, Allermuir Hill, Scald Law, West Cairn Hill, Knock Hill, Hill of Beath, Pilkham Hills, Dumglow, Benarty Hill.

S3146 - Orrock Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-11-17 12:06 - TP3438 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S3135   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fourth visit. For improved photographs, this time in daylight. Parked in signed car park of Lamancha Hub at NT200518. Up via mapped track network all the way to summit.

S3135 - Grange Hill pillar & GRP.


Good condition 2013-11-17 10:54 - TP4223 (Kings Seat)

FB Number: S3081   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fourth visit. For detailed photographs. Cauldhall Moor is now under threat from opencast mining. This involves destroying Kings Seat and trig pillar S3081. The pillar is within the excavation limits. The land is owned by some absent Earl who resides in London. Details: http://coalactionscotland.org.uk/2012/10/scottish-coal-plot-a-return-to-midlothian-with-a-new-forward-strategy-as-a-planned-airfield-open-cast-rises-from-the-dead/

S3081 - Kings Seat & GRP


Remains 2013-10-12 13:59 - TP7425 (Beinn Bhuidhe)

FB Number: S6149   Condition: Remains   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th October 1950 costing £38.16s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NS29/5 in 1952. Levelled for height also in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. OS Archive states "Pillar on side now surface block". SITE VISIT: Public car park at NN193127. Track via brewery at Achnadudan, leads to footbridge over the River Fyne at NT214148. Track continues along the northwest bank. Footpath to Beinn Bhudie up the south side of Allt na Faing leaves the track at Inverchorachan (NN228180). This path is boggy in places and some easy scrambles are required. The climb gradually becomes gentler until NN207186 where the final 200m assault becomes quite a steep traverse. Rocky Munro top. Top 2ft of stonebuilt pillar trunk lying east of cairn. Bottom of trig with two open sighting holes still in situ, pillar bolt intact, FB (S6149) and spider long gone. Full 360° panorama on clear day in good weather was enjoyed. Decended via north side of Allt na Faing, a pathless routh with just the occasional footprint.

S6149 (remains) - Beinn Bhuidhe pillar base & GRP
S6149 (remains) - Beinn Bhuidhe inside the pillar base
S6149 (remains) - Beinn Bhuidhe the pillar bolt, still in situ
S6149 (remains) - Beinn Bhuidhe the fallen pillar trunk, top 2ft.


Good condition 2013-10-05 17:57 - TP2013 (Carsinker Law)

FB Number: 10126   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Parking in Fountainhall (NT329493) but nearer parking exists on the west side of the A7 at NT440492. From Fountainhall, along road to Hillside (NT437487), turning left onto track which leads to footbridge over Gala Water. Cross A7 at Burnhouse Mains and follow farmtrack via New Kittyflat to NT455487. Continue south up eastern edge of field, turning right along southern edge which leads to the trig. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces north ~354° away from boundary wall. Vented through thre sight holes, east face still plugged, innards part blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes Hartside Hill and William Law. There is the option of a direct decent to the A7 but this will result in a roadside walk albeit a quicker route. Altenative return route to Fountainhall will soon involve a railway trespass.

10126 - Carsinker Law & GRP


Good condition 2013-10-05 15:21 - TP1660 (Brockhouse)

FB Number: S9846   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Three trig circuit from Fountainhall. Parked northeast side of road in village at NT429493. Approached from Mount Main via NT386491, joining track at NT404500 until NT411502 then a direct line to trig. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~109°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, innards partly block with debris. Full 360° panoramic view. Returned to Fountainhall via track down to Brockhouse Farm entrance.

S9846 - Brockhouse & GRP


Good condition 2013-10-05 13:27 - TP4945 (Mount Main)

FB Number: S9836   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Three trig circuit from Fountainhall. Parked northeast side of road in village at NT429493. Up via the Nether Shiels trig on Ewes Hill continuing around west side of Symington Hill, rejoining track at NT410473 until NT411482. Final approach from the east via gate at NT404483 and keeping to higher ground thereafter. Open grazing hill and grouse moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~325°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panorama with long views to the north and southeast. Identifiable landmarks include: Scald Law, Allermuir Hill, Arthurs seat, West Lomond, East Lomond, Inch Keith, Cockenzie Power Station, Largo Law, Garleton Hills / Skid Hill, North Berwick Law, May Island, Bass Rock, Hartside Hill, Lammer Law, Cheviot, Eildon Hills. Continued to Brockhouse.

S9836 - Mount Main & GRP


Good condition 2013-10-05 10:57 - TP5076 (Nether Shiels)

FB Number: 10129   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Three trig circuit from Fountainhall. Parked northeast side of road in village at NT429493. Walked road SE to high point by woods at NT436489, and SW up field edge to higher comms mast to meet track. Continued SW to junction of fences at NT424474 then near straight line to trig. Grazing top just outside woods. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~341°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged, innards partly blocked with debris. Open outlook spans 247° from SSE clockwise through west to NE. The remainder is blocked by the adjacent woods which break line of sight with Carsinker Law. Decendend NW around Symington Hill to head for Mount Main.

10129 - Nether Shiels & GRP


Good condition 2013-09-28 18:08 - TP1096 (Beacon Fell)

FB Number: S4701   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th July 1948 costing £12.14s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T17 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in April 1966. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked NE side of road, north of junction at SD601442, same parking for Fair Snape Fell. Walked roads to SD604438 then RoW network to trig. Pillar leaning forwards possible due to subsidence of foundation, additional concrete to support base added. Also appears to have taken a hit from a farm vehicle. Spider retains original centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~325°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 315° panoramic outlook with remainder centred on southwest blocked by trees around farm buildings. Also tree adjacent to pillar obstructs smaller portions of panorama.

S4701 - Beacon Fell pillar & GRP
S4701 - Beacon Fell at dusk


Damaged 2013-09-28 16:51 - TP2336 (Cold Coats)

FB Number: S4641   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th July 1948 costing £12.14s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T17 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in April 1966. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked NE side of road, north of junction at SD601442, same parking for Fair Snape Fell. Walked roads to SD604438 then RoW network to trig. Pillar leaning forwards possible due to subsidence of foundation, additional concrete to support base added. Also appears to have taken a hit from a farm vehicle. Spider retains original centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~325°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 315° panoramic outlook with remainder centred on southwest blocked by trees around farm buildings. Also tree adjacent to pillar obstructs smaller portions of panorama.

S4641 - Cold Coats pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-09-28 15:04 - TP3096 (Fair Snape Fell)

FB Number: S4651   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed around July 1948, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/4 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked NE side of road, north of junction at SD601442. Followed road to Fell Foot and mapped footpath which leads over Parlick and continues to main summit. Pillar in good condition and repainted in recent years. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~257°. Vented through NE and SE sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view but for haze.

S4651 - Fair Snape Fell pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-09-28 12:15 - TP3692 (Hazelhurst Fell)

FB Number: S4655   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed in July 1948 costing £25.11s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/6 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked by east side of road at SD546464, entrance to Stang Yule (200m NW) is littered with 'No Parking' signs. Walked road and tracks past Stang Yule to SW corner of access land at 546466. Followed track alongside boundary wall to high point at SD564479 then direct line NW to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast ~143°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view but for haze.

S4655 - Hazelhurst Fell pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-09-21 17:12 - TP0494 (Glen Almond)

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

Behind fence, west side of road opposite layby.

Glen Almond FBM & GRP


Remains 2013-09-21 12:25 - TP5842 (Schichallion)

FB Number: S9399   Condition: Remains   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th May 1957, cost unknown. Computed as secondary triangulation station NN96/28 within the Pitlochry block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in 1977. Recorded destroyed by the OS, 7th October 1983. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Car park at NN753556, £2 for the day which funds the upkeep of the surrounding area, so worth it. Followed mapped footpath from south end of car park, all the way to the summit of Schiehallion. Stonebuilt pillar reduced to less than a stump, all that survives is the pillar bolt and some of the base. Panoramic views lost to low cloud on day of visit.

S9399 (remains of) - Schichallion & GRP
S9399 - Schichallion remains


Toppled 2013-09-14 12:57 - TP1959 (Carn Gorm)

FB Number: S9398   Condition: Toppled   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th May 1957, cost unknown. Computed as secondary triangulation station NN96/9 within the Pitlochry block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in 1977. Officially recorded by OS as destroyed 18/12/1989. SITE VISIT: Approached from Invervar. Parked on south side of public road beside telephone box at NN666482. Signposted footpath leaves north side of road ~75m west of telephone box. This waymarked route leads to the estate track which follows the east bank of the Invervar Burn to NN659494. Crossing the footbridge over the burn, the footpath traverses to the northmost tip of the woods and then follows a direct route WNW to the summit of Carn Gorm. Pillar toppled, with flush bracket side face down. First job was to establish if the FB was still present underneath. Extracted enough boulders and debris to confirm by finger touch that the FB was still present. Managed to photograph said plate following further excavation sufficient to place a camera underneath. Spider still present, centre open. Flush bracket possibly faced WSW, ~248° when pillar was standing. Vented through right sight hole, rear and left plugged, front face down. Full 360° panoramic view from top. Upon leaving, continued on the circuit visiting the other three Munros; Meall Garbh, Carn Mairg and Meall na Aighean before rejoining the outward route at NN664487 to return to Invervar.

S9398 - Carn Gorm flush bracket (face down)
S9398 - Carn Gorm & GRP
S9398 - Carn Gorm pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-09-08 20:08 - TP0503 (Innerleithen)

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

Revisit.


Slightly damaged 2013-09-08 16:42 - TP6965 (Windlestraw Law)

FB Number: S9834   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parking by track entrance at NT336389. Followed forest track network to NT347403 and ~300m east through break to open hill at Priesthope Sware. From there, an intermittently boggy path followes the boundary fences all the way to the summit. Highest top on the Moorfoot Hills. Pillar in fair condition, frost damage to top surface. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~211°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panorama from top includes Allermuir Hill, West Lomond, Arthurs Seat, East Lomond, North Berwick Law, Bass Rock, Eildon Hills.

S9834 - Windlestraw Law & GRP


Good condition 2013-09-08 11:40 - TP3024 (Edston Hill)

FB Number: 10232   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked in free roadside car park, west side of road at NT212428. Up via White Meldon then near direct line via NT223415 and NT227409 for summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~177°. Vented through three sight holes, north face blocked, pillar bolt viewable. 337° panoramic view, NNE to NE blocked by conifers. Return route via west side of South Hill Head.

10232 - Edston Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-09-08 10:15 - TP6895 (White Meldon)

FB Number: 10235   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in free roadside car park, west side of road at NT212428. Crossed burn and took direct route to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~116°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from top. Continued to Edston Hill.

10235 - White Meldon & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-31 13:56 - TP5900 (Sgurr Na H-Eanchainne)

FB Number: S9809   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th May 1958, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG80/DM/36 as part of the Fort William block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in July 1978. DISTOMAT SURVEYING: A station number preceded by /DM show the station was a 'distomat' observed station, fixed to fourth-order standards. The distomat stations were only fixed by observing distances and not angles, unlike other stations that were fixed by angle and distance methods. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked in ferry terminal car park at NN021635 and used Corran Ferry as foot passengers. Northwest along A861 to the first of two parallel tracks at NN010642. Followed track to NN004638 then up through woods to other track. Staying on the woods, continued on this track to comms mast compound at NN000645. Passing around the left side of the compound the steep haul in front is a direct route to the summit. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised weathered large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~351°. Vented through all four sight holes pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9809 - Sgurr Na H-Eanchainne the Vanessa bolt
S9809 - Sgurr Na H-Eanchainne & GRP
S9809 - Sgurr Na H-Eanchainne pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-08-20 11:33 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

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

Has just received a repaint by an unknown kind benefactor.

S3087 - Braid Hills & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-11 11:25 - TP5099 (New Pasture Edge)

FB Number: S5193   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th August 1949 costing £10.9s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T33 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from south. Easy roadend parking at Yarnbury, SE015659. Followed walled track to point nearest trig and hopped over onto access land. Heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~259°. East and west sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5193 - New Pasture Edge & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-11 10:10 - TP4347 (Langerton Hill)

FB Number: S5305   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th May 1949 costing £9.4s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T24 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Easy parking near high point in road, west side at SE037624. Direct route following NE side of field boundary line. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~39°. Three sight holes open, FB face plugged, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5305 - Langerton Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-08-11 08:03 - TP5983 (Simons Seat)

FB Number: S5294   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st April 1949 costing £28.6s.8d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/15 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in October 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked east side of road, south corner of RoW at SE059592. Up via mapped tracks and footpaths. Initially quite a haul, easier once over 400m. Pillar in fair condition with some depletion of top surface. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~72°. All four horizontal sighting holes open, innards blocked with debris. Views lost to low cloud on day of visit, but with potential for a full 360° panorama.

S5294 - Simons Seat & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-11 05:44 - TP3579 (Halton Height)

FB Number: S5313   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th April 1949 costing £11.19s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T13 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in July 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked west side of road at SE037554. Ample parking both sides of Barden Road. Near direct route to summit. Heather clad grouse moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~247°. All four horizontal sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5313 - Halton Height & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-08-10 20:29 - TP5167 (North Nab)

FB Number: S5296   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th May 1949 costing £11.14s.11d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T35 in during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in August 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from SW. Parked in makeshift layby, west side of B6160 on bend at SE070553. Everywhere nearer is either 'parking prohibited' or double yellow lines. The mapped parking would have been £7 but the barrier had closed at 6pm, not that I'd have paid that or parked there had it been open. My route of approach was a near direct line crossing the estate fields and bridge, then onto the RoW up through Bolton Park Farm and onto access land. Grazing top. Pillar in fair condition, cracked and chipped near top, trunk good. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces west, ~275°. Vented through north sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. UPDATE: I see a 'one trig wonder' has visited this website (in duplicate) to respond to my comment solely to defend the £7 parking charge for 'services not required' for trigging purposes. I doubt they even went to the trig.

S5296 - North Nab & GRP
S5296 - North Nab pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-08-10 18:12 - TP3678 (Haw Pike)

FB Number: S5307   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd April 1949 costing £12.5s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T16 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in July 1986. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Large parking area by east side of B6160 Bolton Road at SE070525. Followed RoW along south side of glen to SE066520 then near direct line to trig using unmapped route via gateways and small bridge. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition with a fairly recent coat of white paint. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 25/08/2002. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~211°. All four horizontal sighting holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view includes defunct windfarm.

S5307 - Haw Pike & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-08-10 16:39 - TP1115 (Beamsley Beacon)

FB Number: S5299   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th April 1949 costing £11.4s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/1 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last routinely maintained by the OS in August 1986. Refixed in block A001 as part of the North Central England Adjustment in 1987. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked on SW side of road beside telephone pole at SE093518. Followed mapped RoW all the way to summit. Beside large cairn of historical significance. Historic plaque on trig. Pillar in fair condition, very worn looking around the edges but regularly painted. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~327°. All four sight holes plugged. Panoramic view sweeps 292° from ESE to NE, remainder blocked by neighbouring cairn which only masks higher ground.

S5299 - Beamsley Beacon & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-10 15:28 - TP4423 (Ling Park)

FB Number: S5311   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd April 1949 costing £9.9s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T25 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1986. SITE VISIT: Drive by trig. Could have touched this one without getting out of the car. On the edge of public car park. Pillar in good condition and still reasonably white. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~337°. All four horizontal sighting holes open, innards blocked with debris. Two separate panoramic views in opposite directions each spanning 90°, one centred on NNW and the other on SSE. Remainder blocked by neighbouring woods.

S5311 - Ling Park & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-08-10 13:52 - TP5258 (Overgate Croft Farm)

FB Number: S5302   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd May 1948 costing £15.3s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T6 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1962. Last maintained by the OS in July 1986. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ENE. Parked on south side of Heber's Ghyll Drive at SE100472. Up through glen to open moor, turning west waymarked path until SE082471, and south up moor to summit. Heather clad top. Pillar in good conidition but for slight damage to top exposing one end of spider. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~207°. All four horizontal sighting holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° open ootlook with some long views. A big moor like this deserves a better trig name.

S5302 - Overgate Croft Farm & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-10 11:06 - TP0704 (Rombalds Moor)

FB Number: 2959   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed around March 1936, cost unknown. Computed as primary triangulation station PP70 as part of Figure 2 within the OSGB retriangulation network during 1936. Levelled for height in 1962. Last routinely maintained by the OS in 1986 but continues in service as a GPS passive station. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Free public car park off south side of Wells Road at SE115469. Followed mapped footpaths via SE118467 and SE122452. Top of Ilkley Moor, well used open access moors. Many footpaths upgraded with flagstones to combat erosion. Pillar in good condition. GPS plate removed or stolen, between 10/07 and 4/08, ref various TPUK photos. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~243°. All horizontal sight holes plugged. Full 360° panorama with long distance views in some directions. Three notable landmarks on the distant horizon are Drax, Eggborough and Ferrybridge Power Stations.

2959 - Rombalds Moor & GRP
2959 - Rombalds Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-08-10 09:08 - TP1997 (Carr Top)

FB Number: S7882   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th November 1953 costing £14.3s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T17 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in August 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Good parking at SE195492, on east side of minor road, off northeast side of Weston Moor Road. Walked public road to NW corner of trig field, over wall and direct route to pillar. Grazing field with long time disused quarry. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 3/11/2002. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~30°. All four horizontal sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. 225° panoramic view spans clockwise from east through south to northwest.

S7882 - Carr Top & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-10 08:30 - TP0912 (Askwith Moor)

FB Number: S7875   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th November 1953, no record of cost. Originally computed for triangulation as tertiary station SE38/T1 within the Harrogate secondary block during 1955. The flush bracket was levelled for height also in 1955. This station was fully maintained by the OS in June 1986. In 1987 this marker was refixed and upgraded to a secondary station, with new OSGB36 Number SE38/24 in computation block A001 as part of the North Central England Adjustment. The station name gained the suffix '(1985)' at this time. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked by west side of Askwith Moor Road at SE174509 beside entrance to mapped track. Barbed wire on locked gate cut by some previous kind benefactor. Followed mapped track to trig which stands just south of the track. Whole route is on access land. Heather clad grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 3/11/2002. Flush bracket faces north, ~2°. All four horizontal sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7875 - Askwith Moor & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-10 07:03 - TP4420 (Lindley Moor)

FB Number: S7712   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th November 1953 costing £12.14s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/11 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in September 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Free public car park by east side of B6451 at SE208515. Followed mapped RoW SE to SE211512 turning NE following other tracks to summit. Trig located on top of large lump of rock. Scramble to top, walking is not an option here. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 3/11/2002. Flush bracket faces west, ~260°. All four horizontal sight holes open, tubes all blocked with litter. Open outlook in most directions SSW to WSW and ENE are blocked by nearby woods.

S7712 - Lindley Moor & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-10 05:54 - TP4360 (Lanshaw Farm)

FB Number: S7878   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th November 1953 costing £15.8s.5d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T51 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1976. Last maintained by the OS in September 1986. OS archive has FB as S8786 in error. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northwest. Free public car park off south side of road at SE236522. Followed track south to SE235517, turning east onto footpath along edge of forest. In grazing field, just outside coniferous wood, one fence hop. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 3/11/2002. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~200°. All four horizontal sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. 180° open panorama spanning from ESE to WNW, remainder lost to adjacent wood. Unknown to me at the time, this was to become a busy place over the day.

S7878 - Lanshaw Farm & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-09 20:59 - TP4949 (Mount Pleasant)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th November 1953 costing £14.0s.1d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T61 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in September 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked by NW side of road at SE262574. Followed mapped RoW to trig. Pillar incorporated into wall, easterly edge of grazing field and in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~245°. Sighting hole on FB face open, others all innaccessible. Two separate panoramic open outlooks span 112° from NNE to SE and 67° from WNW to north.

S7749 - Mount Pleasant & GRP
S7749 - Mount Pleasant pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-08-09 20:13 - TP6207 (Stone Beds)

FB Number: S8226   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th April 1955 costing £15.13s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T112 during 1955. Levelled for height in 1975. Last maintained by the OS in September 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked by south side of road at SE208579. From road, one gate hop leads into trig pasture.Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~257°. Three horizontal sighting holes open, SE face plugged, innards blocked with debris. 180° panorama spans clockwise from WSW to ESE. Police checked my ID matched my car Reg details. All on friendly terms. I am happy to be checked, I have nothing to hide. They're used to meeting trig baggers exclaiming that I was not the first.

S8226 - Stone Beds & GRP


Damaged 2013-08-09 18:55 - TP3659 (Hartwith)

FB Number: S7662   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th March 1954 costing £15.7s.11d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T41 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in recess on south side of Stripe Lane by bend at SE220610. Walked ~250m NW up lane to mapped RoW keeping to that until SE212613 then turning SW following boundary lines to trig. Located in grazing field. Pillar damaged. Has suffered numerous blows from something, mainly nearer the top. Repairs have been undertaken but these have since weathered off. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 6/07/2003. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~212°. Vented through NW sight hole. 157° panorama spanning clockwise from SSE to NW.

S7662 - Hartwith & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-09 17:23 - TP3758 (Heyshaw Moor)

FB Number: S7748   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd November 1953 costing £6.14s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T43 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. last maintained by the OS in May 1975. OS Archive states: "7/93 to be demolished". Twenty years on this has still to happen. SITE VISIT: Appraoched from WSW. Parked to east side of Naught Moor Road at SE161626. Direct route across rough heather then onto mapped RoW. Rocky outcrop below road level. Pillar in good condition retaining white paint. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 13/07/2003. Flush bracket faces south, ~184°. Vented through east dight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7748 - Heyshaw Moor & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-08-09 15:52 - TP1634 (Brimham Rocks)

FB Number: S7894   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 31st March 1954 costing £13.8s.11d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/5 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Levelled for height in 1973. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. Comment in OS Archive reads: "Held fixed in Block A001". SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Followed opposite westbound footpath through ferns to public open area where trig can be seen on highest rock to northwest. Spectacular rocky attraction but infested with people. Trig pillar is located on highest rock. Pillar facing appears to have been sandblasted. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~126°. Vented through NE sight hole. 157° panoramic view spans from NE through SE to SSW. Three notable landmarks on the distant horizon are Drax, Eggborough and Ferrybridge Power Stations. I think the parking charge should have been £4 which I could not justify for such a short visit. I found somewhere free to park nearby.

S7894 - Brimham Rocks & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-09 14:23 - TP1398 (Bishopside Brae)

FB Number: S7745   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th October 1953 costing £15.11s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T6 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked north verge of Wath Lane, just east of bend at SE158668. Footpath all the way from road to summit. Access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~165°. Vented through southwest sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7745 - Bishopside Brae & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-09 12:11 - TP4178 (Kettlestang Hill)

FB Number: S7709   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th October 1953 costing £19.16s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T49 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Free car parking of NW side of road at SE191689. Easy long walk along mapped estate track to Kettlestang Shooting house continuing through heater to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~309°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7709 - Kettlestang Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-09 10:20 - TP3635 (Harper Hill)

FB Number: S7744   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th October 1953 costing £14.16s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T38 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1973. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked on northeast verge of unclassified road at SE205704. Followed track south to SE205702 and boundary lines to summit. Just inside woods. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~319°. Vented through NE sight hole. No view apart from narrow aperture to the north.

S7744 - Harper Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-09 08:19 - TP1890 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S7272   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th July 1953 costing £15.0s.3d. Levelled for height in 1954. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/7 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Free public car park off east side of road by bend at SE230774. Followed mapped forest route to SE225775 then across grazing field to top. Under a tree and behind barbed wire from SE grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 29/06/2003. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~123°. All four horizontal sight holes open, pillar polt viewable. Limited open outlook.

S7272 - Camp Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-09 07:07 - TP11002 (Masham Church Spire)

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

Seen from all angles.

Masham Church Spire from pillar S7587 - Thiefgate


Good condition 2013-08-09 06:54 - TP6436 (Thiefgate)

FB Number: S7587   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd July 1953 costing £15.2s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T89 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1973. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked in entrance to comms mast compound, east side of Thiefgate Lane at SE245811. Through hedge on west side of lane following field edge to trig. Located on northerly edge of arable field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~142°. Vented through NW sight hole. Limited open outlook.

S7587 - Thiefgate & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-08 20:24 - TP4656 (Mark Hill)

FB Number: S8266   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th April 1955 costing £34.14s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T57 during 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Up from east. Good parking in the well maintained Colthouse Car Park, off west side of public road at SE124698. Secure honesty box inside entrance. I was pleased to oblige with the voluntary payment request as most other visitors apparently do too. Initial climb up footpath on RHS of glen to SE119697 then long trudge through deep heather. Trig not at summit so advisable to keep compass and GPS handy. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~121°, FB numerical neighbours are around Dingwall. Vented through southwest sight hole. Full 360° open outlook, ground continues to rise to the west. For return route, keep position on the skyline to avoid drifting off direction.

S8266 - Mark Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-08-08 14:31 - TP5571 (Rain Stang Hill)

FB Number: S7707   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th September 1953 costing £21.3s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T75 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Free public car park on NE side of road at SE091743. Straightforward climb from Middlesmoor. Mostly track. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~173°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7707 - Rain Stang Hill & GRP


Damaged 2013-08-08 11:41 - TP5812 (Sandy Hill)

FB Number: S7714   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th September 1953 costing £8.19s.0d. Levelled for height in 1954. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T80 in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Parked on NW side of road just east of cattle grid. Long walk in continued from Ouster Bank. Pillar top is continuing to erode with signs of crumbling on the trunk too. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~327°. Vented through southwest sight hole. GPS reading was exact. Full 360° open outlook.

S7714 - Sandy Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-08 10:12 - TP5251 (Ouster Bank)

FB Number: S7713   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th September 1953 costing £18.6s.0d. Levelled for height in 1954. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/13 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked on NW side of road just east of cattle grid. Straight route up from cattle grid. Heather clad moor, behind wall from worn path. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~347°. Vented through southeast sight hole. Full 360° open outlook. Continued to Sandy Hill and back, long walk.

S7713 - Ouster Bank & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-08 08:08 - TP2360 (Colsterdale Moor)

FB Number: S7710   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th September 1953 costing £21.14s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T19 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Up from southeast. Parked on SE verge of unfenced road at SE122806. After following field dege route via gates, straightforward hike across heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~164°. Vented through southwest sight hole. GPS reading was exact. Full 360° open outlook.

S7710 - Colsterdale Moor & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-08 06:29 - TP5788 (Sail Hill)

FB Number: S7750   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th September 1953 costing £15.15s.3d. Levelled for height in 1954. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T79 in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in February 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked on east verge, opposite gate at SE174829. Through gates following RHS of upmapped field boundary to top. Pillar in very good condition, immaculately painted in white gloss. Plaque affixed to NNW face reads "Yorkshire Volunteers 'C' Company Halifax". Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~105° along field boundary line. Southeast and northwest sight holes open. 247° open outlook spanning from northwest clockwise to SSW, remainder blocked by nearby woods. The strange building by the roadside seems to be a well disguised communications tower containing parabolic dishes.

S7750 - Sail Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-07 20:18 - TP7012 (Witton Fell)

FB Number: S7438   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th August 1953 costing £17.19s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/20 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Overall appraoch from northeast. Parked on south verge SE145857, East Witton. Followed mapped RoW to SE143845. Turned NW up forest track which leads all the way to summit. Short hop across rough ground to trig. Near edge of mapped woodland but not dense at top. Nice location. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre capped with grey plastic disc fitted by Jon Rouse, 22/06/2003. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~315°. Vented through SW sight hole. Open panorama extends 202° from SSE to north, the remainder is blocked by the neighbouring conifers.

S7438 - Witton Fell & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-07 17:42 - TP5374 (Penhill)

FB Number: S7708   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th August 1953 costing £15.17s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/14 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parking by east side of road on highest point at SE067868. Followed mapped paths most of the way to top then carefully chosen route across plateau to avoid rough ground and random depths. Trig located on high open moorland just south of mapped boundary wall. Nice location. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces west, ~273°. All sight holes open, innard filled with litter on all three dimension. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7708 - Penhill & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-07 15:48 - TP4810 (Middleham Low Moor)

FB Number: S7586   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th August 1953 costing £15.1s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T60 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in February 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked up public bridleway just beyond tourist information notice board at SE119873. Followed bridleway and footpath until near trig and across short grass to summit. Immaculate surroundings. On access land which is a well maintained meadow. Pillar in good condition but for minor chipping to top edges. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~282°. All four sighting holes open, pillar bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view.

S7586 - Middleham Low Moor & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-07 13:31 - TP5446 (Pill Moor Hill)

FB Number: S7674   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th April 1954 costing £13.16s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T71 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked in east end of layby, north side of unclassified road by junction with military road at SE175945. Walked road east for ~300m then through open grazing field gate following vehicle tracks to next field south and keeping to west boundary to top. In a copse full on nettles. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~346°. Vented through SE sight hole. Aspects are two short panoramas running 45° from east to ESE and 90° from south to west. Remainder is blocked by surrounding trees.

S7674 - Pill Moor Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-07 13:31 - TP6456 (Thornton Grange)

FB Number: S7746   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th September 1953 costing £15.15s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T92 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in February 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Free public car park and picnic site at SE181877. Direct line to top crossing fences and through open gates as appropriate. Near edge of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~55°. Vented through SE sight hole. 270° panoramic view, NW quarter blocked by house, farm building and surrounding trees. My visit remained unchallenged.

S7746 - Thornton Grange & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-07 11:37 - TP6371 (The Cranks)

FB Number: S7593   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th February 1953 costing £15.5s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T87 in 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked on SW verge of unclassified road, by south side of Crank Lane at SE279930. Followed mapped RoW to SE273927 then followed boundary hedge to trig. Difficult to locate in foliage from SW side, easier to find from rear (NE side). Quite a hedgejob undertaken to get into the FB and photograph the FB face of the pillar. Pillar in good condition apart from very slight damage to top. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~251°. Vented through NE sight hole. Near complete open outlook in all directions except either way along the hedgeline.

S7593 - The Cranks & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-04 20:26 - TP2695 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: S5820   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked in forest entrance at NO647902. Followed mapped tracks to NO640901 and to (not on 1:50K) NO638903 then SW up firebreak to trig. In woods beside cairn. Pillar in excellent condition. Spider retains a mysteriously reinstated OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~204°. Vented through SE sight hole. No view due to surrounding conifers.

S5820 - Cutties Hillock pillar & GRP
S5820 - Cutties Hillock pillar top


Good condition 2013-08-04 18:17 - TP8919 (Scolty Monument)

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

71 stairs to the top.


Good condition 2013-08-04 18:16 - TP5847 (Scolty)

FB Number: S5457   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in Strachan on south side of B976 just east of public park beside war memorial NO671922. Followed mapped farm road to NO674927 then turning east along waymarked footpath between fields and through woods which follows a route via NO679930 and NO677936. Path continues out onto open hill towards summit with tower. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~23°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Near full 360° panorama, obstructed only by the tower.

S5457 - Scolty pillar & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-08-04 13:59 - TP4171 (Kerloch)

FB Number: S5855   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northwest for two trigs. Parked in forest entrance, south side of B994 to east of Bridge of Bogendreip at NO662909. Up via Craig Of Dalfro. Continued south on track network via NO672889 to end at NO678878 then direct line east to summit. Pillar in fair condition, cracks at lower levels. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~50°. Vented through northwest sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view with some long distance aspects, particularly to the south. Craigowl, Wset Lomond, East Lomond and Bennachie are all on the skyline. Returned via NO692874, NO664876, NO669891 and outward tracks thereafter.

S5855 - Kerloch pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-08-04 11:43 - TP2500 (Craig Of Dalfro)

FB Number: S5859   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northwest for two trigs. Parked in forest entrance, south side of B994 to east of Bridge of Bogendreip at NO662909. Followed mapped track network via NO665905 to NO675894 then north up break for ~300m turning NW for summit. Wooded top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, 356°. Vented through east sight holes. Narrow channel of view SSE to Kerloch, otherwise surrounded by woods. Continued to Kerloch.

S5859 - Craig Of Dalfro pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-31 16:48 - TP9764 (Corran Lighthouse)

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

I might as well jump on this bandwagon too. Photograph(s) to follow.

Corran Lighthouse
Corran Lighthouse zoomed


Good condition 2013-07-31 12:51 - TP1194 (Beinn Leamhain)

FB Number: S9779   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th May 1958 costing £16.5s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T27 during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in July 1978. DISTOMAT SURVEYING: A station number preceded by /DM show the station was a 'distomat' observed station, fixed to fourth-order standards. The distomat stations were only fixed by observing distances and not angles, unlike other stations that were fixed by angle and distance methods. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked on grass verge at NM978629. Followed estate track along south side of Loch Nam Gabhar to NM969630 then climbed SSW straight up a very challenging slope to NM968625. Although the total haul was just under 1650ft from sea loch level, over half of it was near vertical. Relying on stable rock, heather roots and silver birch for grip, my arms did as much work as my legs. The dew soaked head high ferns weren't exactly helpful either. Continued from NM968625 WSW to summit. A better route would be to to leave the track at NM960634 and climb SSE following the east bank of Allt a' Chiore Leith to NM965623 then direct line WSW to summit. Vanessa in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~204°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S9779 - Beinn Leamhain pillar & GRP.
S9779 - Beinn Leamhain pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-27 20:28 - TP7033 (Wood Of Barna)

FB Number: S5755   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on east corner of track entrance at NO624730. Followed mapped track to NO627733 turning right into mapped break for summit. Trig in rough ground on forest edge, separate from adjacent arable field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre has replacement OS cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~316°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes, innards filled with debris. 180° panoramic view, remainder blocked by neighbouring woods.

S5755 - Wood Of Barna pillar & GRP
S5755 - Wood Of Barna pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-27 18:01 - TP4040 (Hound Hillock)

FB Number: S5805   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Used Cairn O' Mount parking layby on west side of B974 at NO649807. Followed the route of mapped boggy footpath to junction of fences at NO625794 then final ascent to summit circumnavigating the peat hags. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~249°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook, marginally overtopped in the NW by slightly higher ground.

S5805 - Hound Hillock pillar & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-07-27 14:17 - TP2190 (Clachnaben)

FB Number: S5975   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Free public car park off west side of B974 at NO648868. Footpath from car park leads through woods onto estate track network. Route has been diverted thorugh the years and now runs via NO641861, NO627860, NO622865 and due west up steep path to top. Trig is located on summit plateau midway between two overtopping natural rocky outcrops. Pillar in fair condition, horizontal cracks in trunk. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~151°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged. Near 360° panoramic view, small portions blocked by the higher distinctive rocks. Full 360° panorama from highest rock.

S5975 - Clachnaben pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-27 11:39 - TP4247 (Kircram)

FB Number: S6009   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked off west side of B974 beside track at NO647817. Walked the line of the deer fence to summit. Trig on west side of fence. Pillar in good condition. Plastic cap in spider centre. Flush bracket faces east, ~95°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S6009 - Kircram pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-27 09:57 - TP1902 (Canterland)

FB Number: S5051   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked, NE side of quiet public road at NO696648. Straight up track passing reservoir to high point and through woods. Trig beside scattered boulders just outside woods. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~159°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. 180° panoramic open outlook, remainder blocked by neighbouring woods.

S5051 - Canterland pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-20 18:26 - TP1897 (Camusnagaul)

FB Number: S9724   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th June 1958 costing £79.11s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T25 during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in July 1980. DISTOMAT SURVEYING: A station number preceded by /DM show the station was a 'distomat' observed station, fixed to fourth-order standards. The distomat stations were only fixed by observing distances and not angles, unlike other stations that were fixed by angle and distance methods. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked just inside track entrance at NN083760. Followed mapped track and path to comms mast and summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NW, ~317°. All four horizontal sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view broken only by higher ground to the southwest and the comms masts to the northeast. Perfect view of Ben Nevis.

S9724 - Camusnagaul pillar & GRP. Ben Nevis in backdrop.


Slightly damaged 2013-07-20 13:38 - TP6187 (Stob Coire A' Chearcaill)

FB Number: S9723   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th June 1958 costing £65.6s.7½d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NG80/DM/T37 during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. DISTOMAT SURVEYING: A station number preceded by /DM show the station was a 'distomat' observed station, fixed to fourth-order standards. The distomat stations were only fixed by observing distances and not angles, unlike other stations that were fixed by angle and distance methods. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked in makeshift parking area just off road by north corner of estate entrance at NN022686. Followed estate track network to NN016692 then 1km north turning NE for ~750m, and NNW keeping to higher ground all the way to summit. Pillar in fair condition. Top edges weathering. Spider centre open, Allen screws retained. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~317°. Full 360° panoramic view is marginally split by large cairn at true summit. Breathtaking aspect of Ben Nevis.

S9723 - Stob Coire A pillar & GRP. Ben Nevis in backdrop


Good condition 2013-07-17 15:05 - TP7242 (Helmsdale)

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

Found it. Lost in a sea of head high nettles. Took two GPS searches as I returned to car to close the windows realising this wasn't a two minute job. Returned to find I must have been standing on it during my first search, going by the freshly flattened nettles.

Helmsdale FBM FBM & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-07-17 11:45 - TP5834 (Scaraben)

FB Number: S3466   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th July 1948 costing £100.17s.4d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP397 as part of Figure 6 of the OSGB36 primary retriangulation network during 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in July 1981. SITE VISIT: Up from Braemore Lodge. Parking provided at end of public road to NE of bridge at ND073304. Crossed bridge and followed mapped tracks and paths to ND100284 then turned west on a route over the tops to the main summit. Pillar in fair condition, weather damage to top edges. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~135°. All four horizontal sight holes open, innards partly blocked with debris. Breathtaking full 360° panoramic view. Returned to Braemore taking a more direct route via East Cairnfin. Last of 36 pillar visits on my 2013 tour of the far north.

S3466 - Scaraben pillar & GRP
S3466 - Scaraben pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-17 06:43 - TP1313 (Benachielt)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th April 1952 costing £16.6s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/5 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked in long layby, west side of A9 at ND195353. Up mapped track for comms masts and hill summit via Corr. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~109°. Vented through SW sight hole. Almost full 360° panoramic view, spoiled only by clutter of comms masts and associated service buildings.

S6842 - Benachielt pillar & GRP
S6842 - Benachielt pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-17 05:45 - TP0481 (Lybster)

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

Parked in entrance opposite.

Lybster FBM FBM & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-16 22:07 - TP0780 (Achalibster)

FB Number: S6666   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th October 1951 costing £14.8s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/1 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on west verge by passing place at ND242488. Direct route across open marsh to top. The Devil's Trig. Visited at dusk with a half moon. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~288°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6666 - Achalibster pillar & GRP
S6666 - Achalibster half moon over the Devil's trig.
S6666 - Achalibster pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 20:44 - TP6099 (Spital Hill)

FB Number: S2674   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th August 1939 costing £12.19s.0d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP398 as part of Figure 6 of the OSGB36 primary retriangulation network in 1951. SW terminal of Caithness Base line, other end is Warth Hill. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS on June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked on hard verge just south of field gate, east side of A9 at ND161550. Up via grazing field edge to NW of wood following boundaries to summit, two fence / wall hops required. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~245°. Vented through NE sight hole. Almost full 360° panoramic view just clipped slightly in the south by wooded strip.

S2673 - Spital Hill pillar & GRP
S2674 - Spital Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 19:36 - TP6057 (Sordale Hill)

FB Number: S6593   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th September 1952 costing £17.2s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T19 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from NE. Tight parking on SW verge of unclassified road at ND160628. Direct line SSW across fields keeping east of Stemster Hill (deserted croft) then following fenceline to top hopping lateral fences as required. Located to NW of junction of fences. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~335°. Vented through NE sight hole. Open 270° view clockwise from ESE to NNE, remainder overtopped by higher ground.

S6593 - Sordale Hill pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-16 17:28 - TP1635 (Brims Hill)

FB Number: S6547   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th September 1951 costing £14.12s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/8 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS, 2nd August 2001. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked towards end of Holborn Place at ND096702. Followed mapped track network to summit. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~127°. Vented through NW sight hole. This Fantastic viewpoint. Enjoys a full 360° panorama which includes parts of Orkney.

S6547 - Brims Hill pillar & GRP
S6547 - Brims Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 15:31 - TP3895 (Hill Of Olrig)

FB Number: S6592   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th September 1951 costing £13.15s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/15 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked beside SE side of rough surfaced road by woods opposite house at ND184658. Followed farmtrack all the way to top passing first comms mast and continuing to second mast. Edge of grassy track, grazed by sheep, opposite mast compound. Summit dominated by comms mast. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~137°. Horizontal sight holes either buried or plugged. Open 247° view clockwise from south to ENE.

S6592 - Hill Of Olrig pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-16 14:13 - TP1549 (Bowertower)

FB Number: S6596   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th September 1951 costing £14.12s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T4 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parking beside public hall, ND228607. Followed mapped track NW ~250m into trig field then near direct line negotiating miscellaneous stored clutter. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~334°. Vented through SE sight hole. 270° open outlook, southeast quarter blocked by nearby woods.

S6546 - Bowertower pillar & GRP
S6546 - Bowertower pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 13:06 - TP3900 (Hill Of Slickly)

FB Number: S6677   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th September 1951 costing £14.4s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T12 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Roadside, behind easily crossed ditch on NW side of road. Parked in lengthy passing place on SE side of public road. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~105°. Vented through NW sight hole, SE sight breaking open. Full 360° open outlook.

S6677 - Hill Of Slickly pillar & GRP
S6677 - Hill Of Slickly pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 12:28 - TP3925 (Hillhead Farm)

FB Number: S6169   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd September 1950 costing £16.17s.0d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP478 within Figure 6 of the OSBG36 primary retriangulation network during 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. This triangulation pillar was added to strengthen the Caithness Base and gets a special mention in the "History of the Retriagulation of Great Britain". SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked by NE side of public road at ND278635. Direct route following NW side of boundary wall. Located on southeast edge of grazing field by wall. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~299°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6169 - Hillhead Farm pillar & GRP
S6169 - Hillhead Farm pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 11:43 - TP4953 (Mounthalie)

FB Number: S6665   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th September 1951 costing £16.3s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T15 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Roadside but behind field wall. Adjacent passing place long enough to park in. Easy wall hop. Edge of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~306°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6665 - Mounthalie pillar & GRP
S6665 - Mounthalie pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 10:01 - TP2456 (Couper Hill)

FB Number: S6594   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th September 1951 costing £15.7s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T7 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Free public car park for woodland at ND220698. Up through forest following paths to 231704 then beeline northwards towards trig. A couple of fence hops required. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~319°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° open outlook includes aspect to Orkney.

S6594 - Couper Hill pillar & GRP
S6594 - Couper Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 08:15 - TP9679 (Dunnet Head Lighthouse)

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

Was passing here to bag pillar. Also climbed walls and gates to be as far north as one can safely be on the cliff top edge. The roar from the waves below was incredible.

Dunnet Head Lighthouse from near the cliff edge
Dunnet Head Lighthouse from trig pillar S4781
straight down the cliff face a long way down. Sheer drop.


Good condition 2013-07-16 07:53 - TP0017 (Dunnet Head)

FB Number: S4781   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed around July 1948, full details not on record. Computed as primary triangulation station PP388 as part Figure 6 of the OSGB36 primary triangulation network in 1951. Levelled for height in 1954. Last routinely maintained by the OS in 1991 but continues in service as a GPS passive station. SITE VISIT: Approached fro northwest. Free public car park at ND202766. Short walk southwest up to trig and viewing platform. Northmost point on mainland Scotland and Great Britain. Pillar in good condition. Plastic cap inserted into spider centre. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~290°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Near full 360° panoramic view, overtopped only by viewing platform.

S4781 - Dunnet Head pillar & GRP
S4781 - Dunnet Head pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-16 06:31 - TP3898 (Hill Of Rigifa)

FB Number: S6667   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd September 1951 costing £14.4s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/16 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked in wide entrance at ND304726. Followed farm track SW to ND301723 then SE along edge of trig field to top. Base eroded by livestock. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~343°. Vented through NE sight hole. The view is split into two sans, one of 112° from east to SSW and a 22° gap from NW to NNW, the rest being lost to nearby woods.

S6667 - Hill Of Rigifa pillar & GRP
S6667 - Hill Of Rigifa pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 22:08 - TP0482 (Duncansby Head FBM)

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

John o' Groats.

Duncansby Head FBM FBM & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-15 20:26 - TP2905 (Duncansby Head)

FB Number: S6678   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th September 1951 costing £14.4s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/21 within the Wick block in 1952. Levelled for height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Free public car park on clifftop at ND405733. Short walk southwards up to trig. Reaching here means that I have now bagged all the trig pillars on the east coast of mainland Scotland. Public open space next to ROC bunker. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, ~351°. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S6678 - Duncansby Head pillar & GRP
S6678 - Duncansby Head pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 19:21 - TP6759 (Warth Hill)

FB Number: S2673   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

ND371698, LR12. HISTORY: Oldest triangulation pillar in Caithness, completed 24th August 1939 costing £14.11s.0d. Computed as primjary triangulation station PP399 as part of Figure 6 of the OSGB36 Primary Retriangulation network in 1951. Laplace station. NE end of Caithness Base, other end is Spital Hill. Also used as a ground control station in the Shoran connection to Iceland. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in viewpoint layby on west side of A99 at ND373702. Straight up hill from just south of the disused quarry. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~30°. Vented through NW sight hole. Open 337° panoramic view includes aspect to Orkney. Summit is overtopped by berm cutting outlook between NE & ENE.

S2673 - Warth Hill pillar & GRP
S2673 - Warth Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 17:59 - TP3061 (Enag)

FB Number: S6549   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 31st August 1951 costing £19.13s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T9 in 1952. Leveled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. OS Archive incorrectly has FB No. S6543. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked on NW side of road opposite junction at ND355635. Continued on foot NW along mppaed track until trig was reached. Open moor, to south side of track. Pillar on raised plinth and in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northeast ~35°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6549 - Enag pillar & GRP
S6549 - Enag pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 16:46 - TP5054 (Myrelandhorn)

FB Number: S6550   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th July 1951 costing £11.11s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T16 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maitained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked on wider section of road beside corrougated iron building at ND286584. Walked roadside until adjacent to trig field, and one barbed fence hop, or two if taking pillar photographs of FB face. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~47° into fence. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6550 - Myrelandhorn pillar & GRP
S6550 - Myrelandhorn pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 15:57 - TP5564 (Quoys Of Reiss)

FB Number: S6546   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd May 1951 costing £12.6s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T23 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS, 11th September 2000. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on SE side of widened section of road at ND318573. Followed mapped track around northern perimeter of disused airfield to nearest point to trig. Crossed wasteland to trig field. Located to north side of fence, on uncultivated edge of arable field. Pillar in good condition, on north side of fence. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~255°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6546 - Quoys Of Reiss pillar & GRP
S6546 - Quoys Of Reiss Pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 15:05 - TP3882 (Hill Of Harland)

FB Number: S6595   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th August 1951 costing £12.13s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/13 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked SE side of road by north end of lengthy passing place at ND328537. Easy route NW up farmtrack to top. Grass field, possibly growing for feed. Assortment of wartime buildings now serving as livestock sheds. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~66°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6595 - Hill Of Harland pillar & GRP
S6595 - Hill Of Harland pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 13:08 - TP5189 (Noss Farm)

FB Number: S3951   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th September 1946 costing £7.17s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T24 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked NW side of road by end of long passing place just east of field gates at ND378543. Over gate, walked anti-clockwise around perimeter of Roadside Cottages straight to trig. No further closed gates of fences to cross. Convinced this is the northeast end of a baseline that was never to be. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~135°. Vented through NE sight hole. Open outlook apart from surrounding buildings. Owner occupier farmer is visitor friendly.

S3951 - Noss Farm pillar & GRP
S3951 - Noss Farm pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 12:15 - TP3903 (Hill Of Stemster)

FB Number: S3952   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th September 1946 costing £7.17s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T23 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked NW side of road just east of gates by bend at ND343502. Straight forward route NW along track into trig field. Locoated near SE edge of grazing field. Convinced this was built as southwest end of a base line, that was never to be. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~304°. Vented through SE sght hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S3952 - Hill Of Stemster pillar & GRP
S3952 - Hill Of Stemster pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-15 10:56 - TP6314 (Tannach Hill)

FB Number: S6591   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th August 1951 costing £21.1s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T21 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from north east. Free forest car park at ND318484. Followed track to high point at ND302475 turning SSE into firebreak. Traces of path through the break. Trig in deep grass, junction of breaks. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~27°. Vented through NW sight hole. No view due to surrounding woods.

S6591 - Tannach Hill pillar & GRP
S6591 - Tannach Hill pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2013-07-15 08:52 - TP3916 (Hill Of Yarrows)

FB Number: S4787   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th July 1948 costing £19.3s.3d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP391 within Figure 6 of the OSGB36 primary retriangulation network during 1951. Levelled for height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Traverse approach from ENE. Free roadend car park at ND306433. Not as straight forward as it looks on maps. Ed summed it up well. My route was similar, minus the rain. Proceeded southwest over Long Cairn then traversed both sides of the deep valley and continued west over rough pasture to the summit. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~76°. Vented through NW sight hole. Open outlook spans 225° from west through north to southeast and a narrow cut to the southwest, the rest is lost to nearby woods.

S4787 - Hill Of Yarrows pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-15 06:34 - TP3909 (Hill Of Toftcarl)

FB Number: S6548   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd August 1951 costing £16.6s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/17 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. NIGHT BEFORE: Drove up to roadend the night before to reccy this one and got invited into a 'Bastile Day' party and fed. Many thanks to Viv Gunn and friends for their hospitality, Caithness style. EARLY MORNING SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked on SE verge at ND351443. Followed mapped footpath to 356457 then as direct a route as bogs and troughs in moss would permit. On dried out moss overlooking the North Sea. Access could be tricky after wet spells. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~299°. Vented through NE sight hole. Open outlook spans 225° from NNE clockwise to WSW, remainder lost to nearby woods. Oil rigs on horizon of North Sea.

S6548 - Hill Of Toftcarl pillar & GRP
S6548 - Hill Of Toftcarl pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-14 20:29 - TP3913 (Hill Of Ulbster)

FB Number: S6841   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th April 1952 costing £16.8s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T13 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: No safe stopping place on A99 without causing obstruction. Approached from east. Parked by west side of south end of unclassified back road at ND335421 just outside derelict farm. Across small valley at south end of pond and as straight a route up hill as gorse permits. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~256°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6841 - Hill Of Ulbster pillar & GRP
S6841 - Hill Of Ulbster pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-14 18:57 - TP3889 (Hill Of Mid Clyth)

FB Number: S6881   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th April 1952 costing £23.0s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T11 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked by entrance to mast compound at ND282380. Followed mapped fencelines NNW for ~300m and ENE for ~450m. Heather clad grazing moor. Pillar in good condition. As already on record, some joker has inserted the plug upside down, presumed to have deeply indented lettering akin to its neighbours. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~158°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S6881 - Hill Of Mid Clyth pillar & GRP
S6881 - Hill Of Mid Clyth pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-14 17:40 - TP6285 (Swiney Hill)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th April 1952 costing £17.15s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/22 within the Wick block during 1952. levelled for height in 1954. last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked by south side of public road in SE corner at ND239346. Direct route south along overgrown track. SE corner of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~349°. Vented through south facing sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6882 - Swiney Hill pillar & GRP
S6882 - Swiney Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-14 16:13 - TP3867 (Hill Of Buolglass)

FB Number: S6878   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th April 1952 costing £23.18s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station ND25/T10 in 1952. Levelled for height in 1954. last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Caithness. Approached from SSE. Parked on wide section of back loop road, NW side at ND177311. Walked verge of main road back to northbound mapped track which follows a fence boundary line all the way. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~118°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S6878 - Hill Of Buolglass pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-14 14:22 - TP1219 (Beinn Nan Coireag)

FB Number: S6873   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th April 1952 costing £28.6s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/3 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked between crofts to NW side of back road, Newport at ND129244. Followed track as mapped to ND120250 then direct route across rough ground to summit. Trig on west side of deer fence. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~81°, straight towards deer fence!. Vented through south facing sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S6873 - Beinn Nan Coireag pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-14 12:01 - TP2571 (Creag Thoraraidh)

FB Number: S6844   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pilar completed 26th April 1952 costing £39.5s.3d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/12 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height also in 1952. last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from south. Parked in wide gateway on east side of old A9 at ND035169. Followed mapped track network up to ND035186 then direct line east across rough ground. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~263°. Vented through north facing sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S6844 - Creag Thoraraidh pillar & GRP
S6844 - Creag Thoraraidh pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2013-07-14 07:52 - TP2335 (Col Bheinn)

FB Number: S1809   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th July 1937 costing £22.16s.6d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP358 as part of Figure 6 of the OSGB36 primary retriangulation network in 1951. Levelled for height in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in June 1985. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked to SW side of road, just NW of bridge at NC844096. Up track on left side of gully, crossing footbridge at NC846100 and back towards Gordonbush Lodge until picking up mapped track network which leads most of the way to the summit. Last section from around NC873094 is somewhat random underfoot. Northernmost OSBM S1000 series flush bracket of all. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~9°. Vented through south and west sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S1809 - Col Bheinn pillar & GRP
S1809 - Col Bheinn pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-13 21:31 - TP1242 (Beinn Uairie)

FB Number: S6885   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th April 1952 costing £53.2s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/4 within the Wick block during 1952. Levelled for height also in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in June 1973. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parking layby to NE side of unclassified road at NC934171. Direct line to summit up steep heathery slope. In wind shelter. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~235°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top. FB number is first of inclusive run of 34 visited by me.

S6885 - Beinn Uairie pillar & GRP
S6885 - Beinn Uairie pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-13 18:54 - TP8904 (Sutherland Monument)

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

Seen from the base of the monument!


Good condition 2013-07-13 17:39 - TP1285 (Ben Lundie)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th June 1955 costing £41.17s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NC60/4 within the Lairg block during 1956. Levelled for height to top of pillar also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 1973. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked NW side of road, just NE of junction at NC832013. Followed mapped track network to NC807815 then direct route staying high to summit. Pillar in good condition. Built without flush bracket. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Spider leg perpendicular to a pillar edge points northwest, ~308°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top. Returned via the Sutherland Monument.

NoFB - Ben Lundie & GRP
Ben Lundie pillar showing all four faces


Good condition 2013-07-13 14:06 - TP4726 (Meall Eachainn)

FB Number: S8417   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th June 1955 costing £38.2s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NC60/18 within the Lairg block during 1956. Levelled for height in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in May 1988. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked just outside gate in wide entrance of estate track at NH644966. Followed map track network to high point at NH627983 then direct line up hill to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~140°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top. Returned via Garvary.

S8417 - Meall Eachainn pillar & GRP
S8417 - Meall Eachainn pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-13 11:29 - TP2574 (Creag Vallich)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th June 1955 costing £39.6s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NC60/13 within the Lairg block during 1956. Levelled for height to top of pillar also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in May 1988. SITE VISIT: Sutherland. Approached from southwest. Parked NE side of road in widened length just west of forest entrance at NH656913. Followed mapped forest tracks east for ~350m then NW until roughly in line with car then straight up slope to summit. Deep ferns and rocky outcrops made this a challenge. Pillar in good condition. Built without flush bracket. Spider centre filled with tar. Spider leg perpendicular to a pillar edge points southwest, ~209°. Vented through NW and NE sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

NoFB - Creag Vallich pillar & GRP


Toppled 2013-07-06 20:26 - TP3135 (Fell Top)

FB Number: S4633   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed in July 1948 costing £28.0s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/5 during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. OS Archive reports "catastrophic peat erosion unusable". SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked south side of road just west of cattle grid at SD575533. Across rough marshy ground to join mapped track at SD578529, following track up to its end then direct line to summit. Pillar and foundations toppled by OS for H&S reasons. Sunny summer evening, best time to visit as sun lights FB face which is (almost) underside. The vultures have been by. They've tried to remove the spider, and failed! Spider centre open. Pillar fallen southwest, 229° with FB face downward but with 20° tilt to NW. Vented through right facing sight hole with respect to flush bracket. 360° open outlook, but top too flat to deliver any downward views. Returned via direct route and even more rough ground.

S4633 - Fell Top pillar & GRP
S4633 - Fell Top pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2013-07-06 17:08 - TP1776 (Burn Fell)

FB Number: S5000   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th October 1948, no record of cost. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T11 in 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked on NW side of wider section of road at SD692529. Up RoW past Burnside Cottage to SD678539 then SW on intermittent footpath to top. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~144°. Vented through three sight holes, NE face plugged, innards filled with debris. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5000 - Burn Fell pillar & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-07-06 13:53 - TP6549 (Totridge Fell)

FB Number: S4639   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th July 1948, no record of cost. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T47 in 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in April 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Make shift parking on SW side of road at SD644506. Up through Hareden Farm turning south onto bridleway and SW across Lane foot Brook valleyhead continuing to summit. Pillar has slight lean, foundation beginning to subside. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~163°. Vented through SE and NE sight holes. Full 360° panoramic outlook.

S4639 - Totridge Fell pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-06 11:21 - TP6868 (Whins Brow)

FB Number: S4700   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th July 1948, no record of cost. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD47/16 within the Barrow-in-Furness block during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from west, Trough of Bowland. Parked SW side of road just north of cattle grid at SD622530. Followed mapped boundary line to summit. Pillar in good condition. Plastic cap in spider centre. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~203°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4700 - Whins Brow pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-03 18:06 - TP3425 (Grafton)

FB Number: S2575   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th June 1939 costing £3.9s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T33 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1971. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from north. Parked north side of Thorny Hill lane at SE417633. Walked east along road then south into woods via RoW and following woodland footpaths thereafter. This is my first new S2xxx FB series trig pillar since 1987, yes 26 years ago, despite my 2000+ tally. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with raised large wide letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~155°. All four horizontal sighting holes open, innards blocked with debris. Views very limited by surrounding woods but for occasion limited gaps with long range skyline.

S2575 - Grafton pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-03 17:06 - TP3347 (Gibbet Hill)

FB Number: S7584   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd January 1954 costing £16.7s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T32 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in September 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked NW side of Hazel Bank at SE360595 beside gateway. Many thanks to Carol and Charles for grid ref of parking. Made my visit so much simpler. I didn't bother going into firing range but opted to go up via edge of field to left. Absolutely no problems, and even a style beside the trig. Thanks also to Charles for the localised gardening. It was nice not to have to do here what I had been doing to many others in the area over the past three days. Now for my geek story. This FB number follows on from a run of twenty in the Scottish Borders! SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, -254°. Vented through NE sight hole. Southerly outlook over field where not blocked by adjacent boundary hedges.

S7594 - Gibbet Hill pillar & GRP
S7584 - Gibbet Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-03 15:20 - TP6876 (Whitcliffe)

FB Number: S7876   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th December 1953 costing £13.19s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T104 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked on SW side of West Lane at SE302698. Followed mapped bridleway to NW corner of trig field. In wooded copse totally surrounded by arable field. Followed tramlines to avoid crop damage. There should be legitimate access to a location like this. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~334°. Vented through SE sight hole. Outook is through trees and spans 135° from WNW through north to ENE, remainder totally blocked by trees.

S7876 - Whitcliffe pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-03 13:54 - TP3688 (Haypark)

FB Number: S7880   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th December 1953 costing £14.12s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T42 in 1955. Leveled for height in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked by grit heaps by south side of Dishforth Road at SE342720. Walked road west, turning north up the mapped RoW through High Barn which passes the trig. Located at track / RoW edge. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~168°. Vented through SW and NE sight holes, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° open outlook.

S7880 - Haypark pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-03 12:36 - TP0156 (Marton Le Moor)

FB Number: S7663   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar built around March 1954, cost details not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T58 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1972. Last routinely maintained by the OS in 1991 but returned to use as a GPS passive station. SITE VISIT: Nearest safe parking on wide verge, SE side of High Moor Road at SE378691 just off the very busy B6265. Roadside walk to trig. Another hedge cutting job! Roadside pillar in good condition, GPS plate fitted. Spider centre plugged with plastic cap. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~215°. All horizontal sighting holes plugged. Limited open outlook where foliage doesn't obstruct.

S7663 - Marton Le Moor pillar & GRP


Damaged 2013-07-03 11:09 - TP1027 (Barf Hill)

FB Number: S7667   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th March 1954 costing £15.17s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T2 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1971. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Parked to south side unclassified road at far west end of large farmyard at SE439749. Overall approach from southeast. Followed mapped RoW north c300m then west along field boundary hedge to trig. Located to south of boundary line. Foliage warfare again! Pillar trunk damaged possibly by farm machinery of hedge cutting gear. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~175°. Vented through north facing sight hole. Open outlook spans 90° from east to south, remainder blocked by surrounding foliage.

S7667 - Barf Hill pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-03 09:59 - TP4086 (Hutton)

FB Number: S6479   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 18th May 1951 costing £8.17s.3d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T46 in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Windmere Hill. Approached from east corner of arable field. Parked by south side of unclassified road, just west of crossroads with A19. Followed tramlines to avoid crop damage. They span east/west. From southern edge of field, 6th pair at easterly edge or 3rd pair at westerly edge. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~65°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6479 - Hutton pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-03 09:03 - TP2343 (Coldharbour Lane)

FB Number: 11045   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: This station was created as a replacememt for nearby Peter Hill (S7881, SE38/T70) which was destroyed in July 1959. The new pillar was completed on 25th June 1962 costing £35.19s.7d. Designated as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T119 computation date uncertain. Levelled for height in 1971. Last maintained by the OS in May 1975. SITE VISIT: Situated in hedge to south side of public road. Parked in extended passing place opposite the pillar. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised medium sized letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~3°. Open sight hole, if any, buried. No view from this marker.

11045 - Coldharbour Lane pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-03 07:49 - TP1093 (Beacon Banks)

FB Number: S7675   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th February 1954 costing £15.16s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T3 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1967. Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. SITE VISIT: Parked on west side of East View, Husthwaite, SE521750. Approached from west. Followed Kays Bank and mapped RoW which passes the trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre filled with resin blob. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~159°. Vented through NE sight hole. 180° open outlook centred on SSE, remainder obstructed by surrounding foliage.

S7675 - Beacon Banks pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-02 19:53 - TP7013 (Wold Barn)

FB Number: S6229   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th April 1951 costing £12.4s.0d. Levelled for height in 1952. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE97/20 in the Bridlington block during 1954. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Makeshift parking area to west side of Lutton Lane at SE910747. Approached from west then north. Followed mapped RoW eastwards until due north of trig then up east side of boundary fence to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with smooth brown resin. Flush bracket faces east, ~87°. Vented through west sight hole. Open outlook excent where obstructed by boundary hedges.

S6229 - Wold Barn pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-02 18:17 - TP3771 (High Barn)

FB Number: S6457   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th April 1951 costing £12.4s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T32 in 1954. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Parked on wide verge, SW side of road at SE939726. Followed west side of field boundary hedge directly to back of trig. Space to hop over at south end by dung heap. Trig well buried in hedge and behind fence, required some careful twig pruning for photography. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~121°. Vented through NE sight hole. No view due to high hedges etc. Returned ENE along fenceline to road.

S6457 - High Barn pillar & GRP
S6457 - High Barn pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-02 17:05 - TP1671 (Brompton Wold)

FB Number: S6325   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th April 1951 costing £13.1s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T12 in 1954. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked on grass to north of road bend at SE976752. Straight along NE side of arable field boundary line as mapped. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~60°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S6325 - Brompton Wold pillar & GRP


Moved 2013-07-02 16:13 - TP5781 (Rye)

FB Number: S6231   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th April 1951 costing £21.11s.9d. Levelled for height in 1952. computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T15 in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1984. OS archive comments "Pillar slightly tilted". SITE VISIT: Pillar now relocated to southern edge of field near SW corner at SE946807. Approached from east. Parked north of farm entrance on opposite (east) verge of Brompton Ings Road beside ungated field entrance at SE949808. Followed farm track to rightangle bend and along north side of woods to trig. Hidden in high nettles (seasonal). Moved as previously described, pillar on foundation with slight lean but otherwise in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~313°. Vented through SE sight hole. Open outlook from present location is limited to a 45° span from NW to north.

S6231 - Rye pillar & GRP


Moved 2013-07-02 14:56 - TP4819 (Milebush)

FB Number: S6875   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 14th March 1952 costing £21.11s.9d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T18 in 1954. last maintained by the OS, 13th September 2000. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked on east verge of Snainton Lane opposite mapped RoW at SE917835. Followed RoW network to SE913836 then clockwise around large arable field to gap in hedge where trig lives. Pillar moved by just a few metres but otherwise in good condition with slight lean. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~177°. Vented through west facing sight hole. Near complete open outlook barring foliage lines.

S6875 - Milebush pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-02 13:32 - TP3644 (Harrow)

FB Number: S6879   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd March 1952 costing £21.11s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T51 in 1954. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in June 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in recess off east side of road at SE842819. Direct line over bank and across field. Overgrown grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~266°. Vented through north sight hole. 180° open panorama centred on south and gaps in nearby foliage between north and northeast.

S6879 - Harrow pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-02 12:04 - TP5691 (Riseborough)

FB Number: S6905   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd March 1952 costing £16.12s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T79 in 1954. Levelled for height also in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Appraoched from northeast. Parked on east verge in SE corner of public road at SE756836. Direct line across grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~177°. Vented through west sight hole. Open outlooks span 112° from WSW to north and 90° from NNE to ESE.

S6905 - Riseborough pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-02 11:02 - TP5806 (Sandlands)

FB Number: S6898   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 3rd March 1952 costing £15.7s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T84 in 1954. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked on west side of road in Kirby Misperton at SE779792. Followed mapped RoW through farm. Farmer busy but still welcoming. Showed me a cut BM on barn wall. Family has owned farm since 1960 so definitely not deserted as suggested by previous visitor. Trig in arable field just off track, followed tramlines to avoid crop damage. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~306°, vented through NE sight hole. 202° panoramic outlook clockwise from NNE to SW.

S6898 - Sandlands pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-02 09:46 - TP2224 (Cliff Hill)

FB Number: S6902   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th February 1952 costing £16.12s.8d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE97/14 within the Bridlington block during 1954. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked outside village hall on verge at SE716799. Walked road back to gate at NW edge of hill field and straight up to summit. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition but ground around base of pillar worn down around 30cm by livestock. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~273°. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360° open outlook. Farmer apparently not too pleased with me for disturbing the cattle suggesting I should have asked for prior access permission.

S6902 - Cliff Hill pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-02 07:56 - TP1070 (Barton Heights)

FB Number: S7711   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 19th September 1952 costing £14.13s.0d. Computted as secondary triangulation station SE97/31 within the Bridlington block during 1954. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on east verge of public road at SE704732. Followed mapped RoW network which passes southern end of fields and north / south hedgeline. Trig hidden in hedge. Lots of secateur work performed. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~279°. Vented through north sight hole. Open outlook spans 180° from WNW through north to ESE, remainder lost to neighbouring woods.

S7711 - Barton Heights pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-02 06:16 - TP2055 (Caulkleys Bank)

FB Number: S6913   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th March 1952 costing £15.1s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station station SE97/T57 in 1954. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parking spaces to east side of road at SE669782. Followed mapped track eastwards which passes trig. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider has OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters which may have been salvaged from another pillar. Flush bracket faces north, ~5°. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt visible. Intermittent open outlook as surrounding foliage permits.

S6913 - Caulkleys Bank pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-01 21:18 - TP5681 (Rievaulx Hole)

FB Number: S6483   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd May 1951 costing £11.11s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T70 in 1954. Levelled for height in 1968. Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked south side of road beside gate at north end of mapped RoW at SE617795. Followed RoW to nearest point east of trig turning right into arable field, following tramlines to avoid crop damage. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, ~358° Vented through south facing sight hole. Only 90° panorama, from NNE to ESE, remainder blocked by trees.

S6483 - Rievaulx Hole pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-01 20:05 - TP6182 (Stiltons)

FB Number: S6910   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th March 1952 costing £11.9s.10d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T78 in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked off west corner of road junction at SE591846. Arable land. Through gateway in west corner of trig field, followed tramlines NE then SE and SW on a route avoiding damage to crops. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with smooth brown resin. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~120°. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open skyline from top.

S6910 - Stiltons pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-07-01 18:26 - TP5731 (Roppa)

FB Number: S6911   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th March 1952 costing £10.19s.5d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE97/25 with the Bridlington block during 1954. Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Woodland car park at SE564890. Followed high level path NE from forest entrance which skirts along the southern edge of the wooded bank and passes the trig. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider centre filled with concrete. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~38°. Vented through SW sight hole. 270° panorama from north through east and south to west, northwest quarter blocked by trees.

S6911 - Roppa pillar & GRP


Damaged 2013-07-01 16:53 - TP6513 (Tom Smiths)

FB Number: S6480   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th May 1951 costing £11.11s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T91 in 1954. Levelled for height in 1967. SITE VISIT: Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. Approached from south. Parked by east side of 'High Street' just off south side of A170 at SE568812. Into field at south corner, arable field, followed tramlines to avoid crop damage. Pillar damaged probably as a result of being hit by farm machinery. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~199°. Vented through SE sight hole. 135° open outlook from WNW through north to ENE, remainder blocked by trees.

S6480 - Tom Smiths pillar & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-07-01 15:50 - TP3584 (Hambleton Down)

FB Number: 2954   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed in March 1936 costing £29.13s.7¼d. Computed as primary triangulation station PP65 within Figure 2 of the OSGB36 retriangulation network during 1936. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NE, final approach from SW. Parked east side of road beside comms mast compound opposite Dialstone Farm at SE518843 because mapped car park at Sutton Bank wanted money. Walked bridleway to SE507837 then anticlockwise around gallops following field edges to approach trig from SW. Overgrown grassy tumulus in hay field. Pillar in fair condition, crazed with cracks. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSW ~209°. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open outlook.

2954 - Hambleton Down pillar & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-07-01 12:49 - TP1408 (Black Hambleton)

FB Number: S7676   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th February 1954 costing £13.6s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/4 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Bagged together with neighbouring trig Dodd End. Public car park at SE479958. After bagging Dodd End, followed waymarked track (Cleveland Way) to SE489909 turn right (SW) onto bridleway for 300m and SE across rough ground to tumulus and trig. Summit of Little Moor, trig named after neighbouring hill Black Hambleton which is home to the Dodd End trig, all very confusing. Stone built pillar in fair condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~134°. All sighting holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Open outlook split by trees, 135° panorama from north to southeast and 90° panorama from southwest to northwest. Direct return to car via Cleveland Way.

S7676 - Black Hambleton pillar & GRP
S7676 - Black Hambleton pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-07-01 11:22 - TP2794 (Dodd End)

FB Number: S7585   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th June 1953 costing £16.9s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE38/8 within the Harrogate block during 1955. Levelled for height also in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Bagged together with neighbouring trig Black Hambleton. Public car park at SE479958. Followed waymarked track to SE478944 then turned northeast making beeline for summit of Black Hambleton, even though trig is named Dodd End by the OS. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider centre filled with concrete. Flush bracket faces WSW ~247°. All horizontal sighting holes plugged. 360° open outlook with some long views from top. Continued to S7676, Little Moor (that trig being named Black Hambleton).

S7585 - Dodd End pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-29 15:52 - TP7018 (Wolfhole Crag)

FB Number: S4998   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st October 1948 costing £21.1s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD74/T50 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Four trig stint from Jubilee Tower. Car park opposite at SD542573. Up via SD556589, Clougha Pike, Wards Stone and Mallowdale Pike then onto mapped (1:25K) path all the way. Trig surrounded by assortment of large rocks. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE 22°. Vented through 3 sight holes FB face plugged, innards blocked with debris. 360° panorama includes Whernside and Ingleborough. Retraced steps back to SD617582, turninn left (SW) down track through Tarnbrook and Lee, returning to car via public road.

S4998 - Wolfhole Crag pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-29 13:52 - TP0700 (Mallowdale Pike)

FB Number: 2981   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed around April 1936, exact date and cost not on record. Computed as primary triangulation station PP4 within Figure 2 of the OSGB36 primary network during 1936. Levelled for height in 1948. Maintained by the OS in 1976 and is continues maintained as part of the GPS passive network. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Four trig circuit from Jubilee Tower. Car park opposite at SD542573. Up via SD556589, Clougha Pike, Wards Stone (560m, west trig) continuing on mapped path to 561m summit. Pillar in good condition. GPS plate fitted. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces 219° SSW. Vented through SE sight hole. Views in most directions with open outlook to the other trig pillar on Wards Stone. Ingleborough dominates the skyline. Continued to Wolfhole Crag.

2981 - Mallowdale Pike pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-29 13:01 - TP6740 (Wards Stone)

FB Number: S4996   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th September 1948 costing £15.12s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD74/15 within the Blackburn block during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Four trig circuit from Jubilee Tower. Car park opposite at SD542573. Followed footpath NE to SD556589, bagged Clougha Pike, returned to SD556589 and continued eastwards on mapped path until reaching the west trig (560m) on Wards Stone plateau. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NE, ~50°. Vented through NW sight hole. Long views in most directions, other pillar on Mallowdale Pike clearly visible. Continued to the east trig (561m) named Mallowdale Pike.

S4996 - Wards Stone pillar & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-06-29 11:10 - TP2242 (Clougha Pike)

FB Number: S4999   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th September 1948, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD47/10 within the Skipton block during 1950. Levelled for height also in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Four trig circuit from Jubilee Tower. Car park opposite at SD542573. Followed footpath NE to SD556589 turning NW following rough path to trig. Pillar in fair condition. Top surface has been damaged where view indicator was fitted then presumably stolen, mounting board remains over spider. Flush bracket faces ENE ~103° Vented through SW sight hole. Mainly open outlook, higher ground to east. Retraced steps SE and continued to Wards Stone.

S4999 - Clougha Pike pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-19 13:45 - TP4721 (Meall Blair)

FB Number: S9704   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 21st May 1958 costing £109.3s.5d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG80/18 within the Fort William block during 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Makeshift parking space to south side of the unclassified C1153 at NN055923, Arcabhi. Climbing slope opposite leads to unmapped track which continues to Loch Blair. At highpoint on track, deviate northeast for summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow weathered letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~129°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S9704 - Meall Blair pillar & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-06-08 19:53 - TP2795 (Dodd Fell)

FB Number: S5735   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th September 1949 costing £70.15s.4d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/7 within the Skipton block in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked by unclassified road at SD844834. Near straight route to top. Grazing top with dried out bogs. Pillar in fair condition. Chunks fallen from pillar top and base plinth, otherwise in reasonable condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~289°. Vented through SW and NW sight holes. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5735 - Dodd Fell & GRP (after a long day in the sun)


Good condition 2013-06-08 17:06 - TP4556 (Low Green Field Lings)

FB Number: S5744   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th September 1949 costing £42.6s.7d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T26 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in June 1976. SITE VISIT: Three trig circuit starting and finishing near High Green Field. Probably best to park outside (derelict) Far Barn at SD835796. There is no suitable parking offered any further up this public road, and doing so will result in a politely worded note attached to windscreen. Approached from SW. After bagging Cosh Outside and Cave Hill, returned via mapped tracks to SD822784, turning left (NW) following this track to SD833801, then left up through woods following remains of old wall until out onto open hill. Direct route NE along boundary line to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with concrete. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~138°. Vented through SW and NW sight holes. Full 360° open outlook. Retracing the final steps, returned via SD832804 following remains of old boundary wall SE down through woods and back to car. Found handwritten note affixed informing that this meadow is private, of SSSI status, and not to park there again.

S5744 - Low Green Field Lings & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-08 14:37 - TP2060 (Cave Hill)

FB Number: S5227   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th September 1949 costing £18.5s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD96/T3 in 1951. Levelled for height in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. OS archive has FB No. S5327 in error. SITE VISIT: Three trig circuit starting and finishing near High Green Field. Probably best to park outside (derelict) Far Barn at SD835796. There is no suitable parking offered any further up this public road, and doing so will result in a politely worded note attached to windscreen. Approached from southeast via SD81777 and following mapped tracks after bagging Cosh Outside. Access land used for grazing. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~193°. All four horizontal sighting holes open, innards filled with debris. Full 360° open outlook. Continued to Low Green Field Lings. Returned to car to find handwritten note affixed informing that this meadow is private, of SSSI status, and not to park there again.

S5227 - Cave Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-08 12:38 - TP2441 (Cosh Outside)

FB Number: S5779   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th October 1949 costing £19.13s.8d. Computed as secondary station SD96/4 withi the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. This station was last maintained by the OS on 30th November 1994. SITE VISIT: Three trig circuit starting and finishing near High Green Field. Probably best to park outside (derelict) Far Barn at SD835796. There is no suitable parking offered any further up this public road, and doing so will result in a politely worded note attached to windscreen. Followed road and bridleway to access land at SD817777, then east to ridge of hill and NE to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~331°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Continued to Cave Hill, and Low Green Field Lings. Returned to car to find handwritten note affixed informing that this meadow is private, of SSSI status, and not to park there again.

S5779 - Cosh Outside & GRP.


Slightly damaged 2013-06-05 14:35 - TP0782 (Achnasaul Geal Charn)

FB Number: S9709   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd June 1958 costing £68.9s.4d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NH40/1 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Parked in small makeshift woodland car park to north side of road at NN156893. Followed mapped footpath from Achnasaul to NN165930 and up SE flank of hill to summit. Pillar in fair condition, top damaged. Somebody wanted the whole spider. They didn't get it. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~223°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Ben Nevis.

S9709 - Achnasaul Geal Charn & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-03 20:39 - TP6254 (Summerfield House)

FB Number: S4378   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar completed 12th December 1947 costing £7.9s.3d. computed as tertiary triangulation station NZ42/T66 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in January 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from ESE. Parked on SW corner verge at NZ394024. Followed mapped bridleway west to SE corner of trig field. North along RoW and west onto tramline which passes trig. Arable field with east / west tramlines. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces east ~92°. Vented through north and south sight holes, innards filled with debris. 360° open skyline.

S4378 - Summerfield House & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-03 19:25 - TP4628 (Manor Cottage)

FB Number: S4383   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th December 1947 costing £5.6s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NZ42/T39 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in February 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from WSW. Parked outside church in East Rounton at NZ422033. Followed mapped RoW opposite to NZ437041 then followed field boundaries to trig. SE edge of freshly cropped arable field. In hedge, somewhat limiting photography. Pruning my way in was not an option as farmer was lifting silage from this field when I was there. Pillar buried in hedge but appears in good condition. Spider centre condition not determined due to hedge. Flush bracket faces northwest ~321° across field. Vented through SE sight hole. No view due to hedges. Returned by slightly quicker route via NZ433039.

S4383 - Manor Cottage (in hedge) & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-03 15:54 - TP6690 (Viewly Hill)

FB Number: S7440   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd June 1953 costing £14.1s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T99 in 1955. Levelled to third order for height in 1975. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNW. Parked on road in Thornton-le-Moor at SE393882. Followed mapped RoW passing Deep Dales and Beal House along the way. Trig well hidden in boundary shrubbery. Pruned my way in through thick hawthorn bush. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre has plastic cap. Flush bracket faces east, ~80°. Vented through west sight hole. No view due to surrounding foliage.

S7440 - Viewly Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-03 15:54 - TP4689 (Masty Bank)

FB Number: S7590   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd June 1953 costing £14.1s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T59 in 1955. Levelled to third order for height in 1975. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked by east side of unclassified road at SE427901. Arable field. Up track to comms mast then careful route across crops treading only the tramlines. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~340°. All four horizontal sight holes open, innards block with debris. 360° open outlook.

S7590 - Masty Bank & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-03 13:26 - TP1763 (Bullamoor Resr)

FB Number: S7592   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 11th July 1953 costing £12.16s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T14 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked by north side of road in muddy recess at SE393942. Unfortunate timing. Secure compound. Water Board van arrived unlocked main gate and came into compound while I was at the pillar. Escaped unseen over the locked back gate. Returned four hours later for photos. Luckily my locked gate vaulting skills are up to speed. :-) Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, 13°. Vented through NW sight hole. Limited views but chose not to hang around longer than necessary.

S7592 - Bullamoor Resr pillar & GRP (separate shots due to rush!)
S7592 - Bullamoor Resr pillar & FB


Moved 2013-06-03 11:53 - TP3171 (Fingay Hill)

FB Number: S7441   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed around June 1953, date and cost details not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T30 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southwest. Parked by east side of farmtrack at SE394988 opposite cottages with kind permission of householders. Along Low Moor Lane to NW corner of trig field then south via western edge to where it now stands. Pillar neatly relocated from centre of arable field to western edge, still in good condition. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with raised medium sized letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~176°. Vented through north sight hole. 247° panoramic view from ENE through south to NW.

S7441 - Fingay Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-03 09:47 - TP0886 (Arncliffe Wood)

FB Number: S4413   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th February 1948 costing £7.10s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NZ42/1 within the Middlesborough block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in April 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from ESE. Free car parks at SE469993 and SE468992. Footpath from opposite SW car park climbs up through access land to junction of tracks at SE461998. Along track heading SW for approx 150m and into trig field. Grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces east, ~80°. Vented through west sight hole. 135° panoramic view from NE through east to south. Another bagger visited while I was on site.

S4413 - Arncliffe Wood & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-03 06:28 - TP3964 (Hograh Moor)

FB Number: S4417   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th January 1948 costing £36.4s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NZ42/51 within the Middlesborough block during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in April 1981. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ESE. Parked by east side of track just south of public roadend at NZ655051. Followed mapped track northwards which winds up though the grouse butts and eventually fizzles out around NZ647053 then near straight route through heather of random depth to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~119°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Roseberry Topping.

S4417 - Hograh Moor & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-02 21:01 - TP5769 (Rudland)

FB Number: S6746   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th March 1952 costing £10.4s.0d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T74 in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked in well maintained public car park in Low Mill at SE672952. Steep haul up from Low Mill via mapped path passing through SE663946 and onto old drove road over Rudland Rigg which almost passes the trig. Large heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces east, ~97°. Vented through north sight hole. 360° open outlook. As it was dusk, opted to descend via the safer RoW route through SE656958, West Gill.

S6746 - Rudland & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-02 18:35 - TP6093 (Spaunton)

FB Number: S6900   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th March 1952 costing £20.18s.2d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T29 in 1954. Levelled for height also in 1954. Last maintained by the4 OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from WNW. Parked by west side of moor road at SE689952. Followed the approximate line of the 340m contour around the north of the Rudland Beck source. Large heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~357°. Vented through east sight hole. 360° open outlook over other moors and long southward view.

S6900 - Spaunton & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-02 17:16 - TP5670 (Riccal)

FB Number: S6917   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th March 1952 costing £17.15s.8d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T30 in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked on south verge of public road at SE714903. West along road approx 200m to RoW end then due south along field edge and up steep wooded embankment to higher level pasture. Trig in edge of grazing field incorporated into drystone wall. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~8° across field of approach. Vented through south sight hole. 225° panoramic view spans from NNE through east and south to WSW.

S6917 - Riccal & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-02 16:12 - TP5481 (Pockley)

FB Number: S6918   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar completed 12th March 1952 costing £12.5s.0d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary station SE97/T71 in 1954. Last maintained by the OS, 14th August 2000. Note on OS archive records "SE corner top missing". SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Short stay so parked in field entrance, west side of road at SE636866. Approx 75m along hedgeline with plenty of gaps. Arable fields either side. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with smooth brown resin. Flush bracket faces north, ~351°. Any open sight hole is buried. 360° open outlook.

S6918 - Pockley & GRP
S6918 - Pockley pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-06-02 15:05 - TP6004 (Skiplam)

FB Number: S6747   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th March 1952 costing £12.5s.0d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T86 in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in August 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked by west side of public road opposite High Farm, where metalled surface ends at SE635891. Followed mapped RoW to junction of tracks on Rollgate Bank then 150m ESE along footpath to trig. Heather clad grazing top, north side of fenceline. Pillar in good condition and still mainly white. Spider centre pluged with concrete. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~225° towards fence. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S6747 - Skiplam & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-06-02 14:37 - TP4017 (Horcum)

FB Number: S6912   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th March 1952 costing £20.19s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE97/27 within the Bridlington block during 1954. Levelled for height also in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1984. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southwest. Mapped car park on east side of A169 at SE852937 is pay and display. Short stop for a few minutes didn't warrant finding out the cost. North from car park to Old Wife's Way, 200m ESE along there then NE diagonally across grazing field to trig which stands just east of fence. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with smooth brown resin. Flush bracket faces west ~271° towards fence. Vented through south sight hole. Open outlook very limited considering the location.

S6912 - Horcum & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-02 12:44 - TP4386 (Leaf Howe)

FB Number: S6883   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th March 1952 costing £21.11s.9d. Levelled for height in 1953. Computed as secondary triangulation station SE97/15 within the Bridlington block during 1954. Last maintained by the OS in July 1984. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from southeast. Parked east side of junction of tracks at SE788936. Walked forest tracks west to High Muffles then north to point nearest to trig. Short hop across rough ground. Surrounding trees cut down. Pillar in fair condition, slight damage to top. Spider centre has plastic cap. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~195°. Vented through SE sight hole. No views due to surrounding woods.

S6883 - Leaf Howe & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-02 09:12 - TP5982 (Simon Howe)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 21st January 1948 costing £21.16s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NZ42/44 within the Middlesborough block during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maintained by the OS in June 1984. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Small car park at SE855986, also used for Louven Howe. Off A169 onto mapped track then path which crosses railway at SE852980 and continues to true summit, trig approx 100m to NE. Heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~223°. Vented through NE sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S4370 - Simon Howe pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-06-02 07:09 - TP4552 (Louven Howe)

FB Number: S4392   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th January 1947 costing £44.13s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NZ42/43 within the Middlesborough block during 1948. Levelled for height also in 1948. Last maitained by the OS in June 1984. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from west. Small car park at SE855986, also used for Simon Howe. Off A169 onto mapped RoW east from Eller Beck Bridge following network of paths and tracks to top. Heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~289°. Vented through SE sight hole. 360° open outlook. View to SW includes RAF Flyingdales. Look out for NPFB 11312 on Eller Beck Bridge.

S4392 - Louven Howe & GRP


Damaged 2013-06-02 07:04 - TP7930 (Louven Howe Aux 1)

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

Saw this enroute to S4392.


Good condition 2013-06-01 23:32 - TP2243 (Cloughton)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th April 1951 costing £12.7s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T65 in 1954. Levelled for height in 1959. Last maintained by the OS, 15th August 2000. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on verge, west side of unclassified road SE989966. In arable field, crossed field carefully following routes of tramlines to avoid damage to growing crops. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~252°. Vented through NE sight hole. Open view to south remaining skyline is trees or higher ground.

S6323 - Cloughton & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-01 22:16 - TP5605 (Red Dyke)

FB Number: S6872   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th March 1952 costing £21.11s.9d. Flush bracket levelled for height in 1953. Computed for as secondary triangulation station SE97/11 within the Bridlington block during 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached by car from the northeast via SE912914. Easy parking beside trig. Trick seems to be to do this one at night. The locked gates are all by the trig. Didn't stop to find out how much the toll demand is now but having learned that it had previously been £7, that is OTT for such a short one way visit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~234°. All sight holes buried. No view, in woods.

S6872 - Red Dyke & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-01 21:09 - TP2392 (Coomb Hill)

FB Number: S6321   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th April 1951 costing £12.12s.0d. Flush bracket levelled for height in 1953. Computed as ssecondary triangulation station SE97/30 within the Bridlington block during 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1984. SITE VISIT: Starting point depends upon which neighbouring trigs are being bagged on day of visit. Approached from north. Parked in forest track entrance at SE938900. Climbed mapped track to junction with high road at SE942889 then east along track and north into foliage where this trig lurks. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~342°. Vented through SE sight hole. No view, in woods. The more obvious starting point at SE942889 would be used if visiting this using roads from the south.

S6321 - Coomb Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-01 19:07 - TP4345 (Langdale)

FB Number: S6331   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th April 1951 costing £18.15s.9d. Flush bracket levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T72 in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1984. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Parked east side of public road just north of bridge at SE947952. Followed mapped tracks crossing River Derwent by ford at SE933957 or by more direct route approx 500m south via stepping stones. Grazing top. Straightforward climb to top once clear of woodland areas. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~139°. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S6331 - Langdale & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-01 17:42 - TP6242 (Suffield)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th April 1951 costing £12.7s.0d. Flush bracket levelled for height in 1953. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE97/T88 in 1954. Last maintained by the OS in June 1984. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in track entrance at SE988917. Easy walk along mapped track to trig. In woods. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~251°. Vented through SE sight hole. No view due to surrounding woods.

S6322 - Suffield & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-06-01 14:55 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 9th February 1948 costing £13.9s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NZ42/40 within the Middlesborough block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in October 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Ample parking on both sides of public road NZ522030. Followed waymarked footpath to summit. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~79°. All four sight holes plugged. Full 360° panoramic outlook with some long views.

S4221 - Whorlton Moor & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-01 13:47 - TP6890 (White House)

FB Number: S4391   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th December 1947 costing £5.13s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NZ42/T76 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in February 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked on verge by south side of public road at NZ487071. East along road to mapped field boundary, follow east side of hedge then through gap beside pillar. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~245° across field. Three exposed sight holes plugged, SE face buried. Limited open outlooks to NE and SE. Watching them, watching me, I was aware I had an audience of three people and an alsation from the farm.

S4391 - White House & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-01 12:54 - TP5606 (Red Hall Farm)

FB Number: S4382   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th December 1947 costing £5.11s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NZ42/T53 in 1948. Levelled for height in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in February 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from SE. Nearest safe parking, SW side of road by mapped RoW at NZ442104. Roadside pillar, no fences or hedges. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~32° across road. Sight holes all buried in grassed embankment. 360° open skyline.

S4382 - Red Hall Farm & GRP


Good condition 2013-06-01 11:40 - TP5215 (Old Cassop)

FB Number: S4180   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th August 1947 costing £5.3s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NZ42/T49 in 1948, refixed as same in 1984. Levelled for height in 1965. Last maintained by the OS in December 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked on verge, NW side of B6291 at NZ350392. Walked up mapped track to trig field from B6291. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open with flagpole fitted into centre hole, flag of St George. Flush bracket faces south ~171°. Vented through north sight hole. 360° open outlook. Photographed 1/06/2013, GRP.

S4180 - Old Cassop & GRP
S4180 - Old Cassop pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-06-01 10:50 - TP2977 (East Grange)

FB Number: S4181   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 25th August 1947 costing £5.3s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NZ42/T19 in 1948, refixed as same in 1987. Levelled for height in 1965. Last maintained by the OS, 11th June 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked midway down back road outside houses at NZ303389. Curtain twitchers seen as I got out of car. Walked public roads to nearest point then direct line to pillar. At SW end of hedgeline. Corner of arable field just outside suburbia. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~130°. Vented through vented through southwest and northwest sight holes. 180° panoramic open skyline centred on southwest.

S4181 - East Grange & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 21:05 - TP6617 (Turin Hill)

FB Number: S4480   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Parked on SE verge of unclassified road at NO518550. Followed tracks past Fordmouth and Back of Turin to open hill at NO512540 then out onto open hill and up to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~349°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S4480 - Turin Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-05-25 19:49 - TP0877 (Ardovie)

FB Number: S5050   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked outside Brechin Earth Station compound at NO588578. Followed field boundary line to trig which is below summit. Pillar in fair condition, damage to top surface around spider, trunk good. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SE, ~141°. All horizontal sightholes buried. 270° open outlook spans fron west, clockwise through north and east, to south. Southwest quarter lost to higher ground with comms installation.

S5050 - Ardovie & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 19:04 - TP1772 (Burghill)

FB Number: S5714   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked to south of unclassified road at NO604584. Best route in is via mapped tracks from north via Hillhead of Burghill, and along boundary outside southern edge of wooded gully to trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~90° All horizontal sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 180° open outlook centred on south, northerly half lost to woods.

S5714 - Burghill & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 17:31 - TP5625 (Redhead)

FB Number: S4600   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked at end of track on clifftop at NO701471. Followed cliff edge round to pillar. Edge of arable field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~180°. Any open sight hole buried, west and north are plugged. 360° open outlook includes Craigowl and Bell Rock Lighthouse.

S4600 - Redhead & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 16:10 - TP4434 (Little Archie)

FB Number: S4482   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked to northeast of junction of tracks at NO634470. Fo0llowed track to south corner of trig field then turned left keeping to right of boundary wall. Edge of arable field. Pillar in good condition. Plastic cap in spider centre. Flush bracket faces NE, ~50°. Vented through SW sight hole. Mostly open outlook where not overtopped by trees.

S4482 - Little Archie & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 15:11 - TP4969 (Muirheads Resr)

FB Number: S4596   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked north side of unclassified road by compound gates at NO607442. Within insecure fenced compound. Through broken gates turning left and following worn path through brambles to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~252°. Vented through NE sight hole. No particular view.

S4596 - Muirheads Resr & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 14:23 - TP1856 (Cairnconon Hill)

FB Number: S4484   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked beside barn at NO571453. Followed boundary line of woods to top. Trig in whins at top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~174°. Vented through east sight hole. Views include Craigowl.

S4484 - Cairnconon Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 13:27 - TP6812 (West Hills)

FB Number: S1610   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Parked on north verge at NO534446. Approached from south. Careful route up tramlines to avoid crop damage. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces west ~268°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Craigowl and West Lomond.

S1610 - West Hills & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 12:49 - TP7141 (Arbirlot)

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

West side of track behind fence just south of quarry.

Arbirlot FBM & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-25 11:48 - TP4308 (Knox Hill)

FB Number: S4597   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in old quarry, NE side of road at NO583396. Into fields beside road bridge to north heading NE along boundary line until a clear line through steep gorse bank becomes visible, then search. Grazing land. In dense gorse, took a bit of finding, used GPS. Gorse needed cleared for photography. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NE, ~47°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. No view due to surrounding gorse.

S4597 - Knox Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-05-25 10:32 - TP10259 (Panmure Testimonial)

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

Monument exterior in good nick, interior apparently rotting away. Locked so no access to top. Built 1839.

Panmure Testimonial from west.
Panmure Testimonial summit
Panmure Testimonial Danger No Entry


Slightly damaged 2013-05-21 20:32 - TP5291 (Pappert Hill)

FB Number: S4984   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked in residential street, O'Hare at NS401795. Walkway over bridge leads to path which follows burn all the way up into Nobleston Woods, then just a case of keeping to the correct path for the summit. Pillar in fair condition, urban wear and tear showing. Spider centre had tar plug which is now broken open with centre pipe blocked with debris. Flush bracket faces NE, ~56°. All four horizonal sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. 225° panoramic view from SE clockwise through west to north. Aspects to NE and east blocked by high conifers.

S4984 - Pappert Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-21 13:56 - TP1155 (Beinn Bhan)

FB Number: S9706   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th May 1958 costing £106.3s.10d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NH40/3 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained my the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Climbed from SW. Parking just up forest track to SW side of the U1023 (unclassified road) at NN125830. Initial approach via track to Inverskilavulin then left around house and straight up hill flank of Beinn Bhan passing both 771m height spots before reaching trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~197°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° paroramic view. Returned via more direct route.

S9706 - Beinn Bhan & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-19 20:32 - TP2010 (Carse Bank)

FB Number: S7129   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Good sized layby on SE side of A90 at NO465544. Followed mapped field boundaries to pick up track at NO468541, heading easwards to Baggerton Reservoir perimeter and SE to trig. Grazing top. Pillar in excellent condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~77°. Vented through SE sight hole. Distant views lost to fog on day of visit.

S7129 - Carse Bank & GRP
S7129 - Carse Bank pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-05-19 18:36 - TP3541 (Guthrie Hill)

FB Number: S4483   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked just off road, by bend and comms mast at NO562512. Followed field boundary lines clockwise around adjacent field, worn path on much of the route. Ground surrounding pillar base seriously undermined, pillar with slight lean, trunk in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallowed engraved letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~99°, towards boundary fence. Vented through south sight hole. Distant views lost to fog on day of visit.

S4483 - Guthrie Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-19 17:18 - TP2926 (Dunnichen Hill)

FB Number: S4479   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Parked in wide entrance to barn at NO505495. Worn path through woods following field boundary line SW for 300m, turning SSE (left) along fenceline between arable fields to higher woods, and SW down through woods to trig which is well below summit. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallowed engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~294°. Vented through SE sight hole. Distant views lost to fog, Fothringham Hill still visible through mist.

S4479 - Dunnichen Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-19 15:28 - TP3242 (Fothringham Hill)

FB Number: S4481   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: In woods. Approached from west. Parked just inside woods beside track at NO453448. Followed mapped track network to comms mast then east through woods until to locate trig. Pillar in good condition, partial moss coverage. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~201°. Vented through NE sight hole. SW breaking open, innards blocked with debris. No view due to surrounding woods.

S4481 - Fothringham Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-19 13:53 - TP4239 (Kinnettles)

FB Number: S7124   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked on verge by wasteland at NO435475. Followed north side of mapped field boundaries to resr and around compound to trig. Bottom foot of pillar buried by field boundary soil and grass. Undertook excavation of earth sufficient to reveal whole flush bracket and position camera for level photographs of the number. Pillar otherwise in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~339°. All horizontal sight holes buried. Views lost to fog on day of visit.

S7124 - Kinnettles & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-05-19 12:25 - TP1338 (Berry Hillock)

FB Number: S6960   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached Parked on spacious northwest verge at NO370449. Walked road eastwards to a point due north of trig then near straight line to top, entering woods at nearest point avoiding fallen trees where necessary. Grazing hill. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SW, ~231°. Vented through NE & SW sight holes, silhouette of bolt visible. All views lost to fog on day of visit.

S6960 - Berry Hillock & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-19 10:24 - TP4214 (Kincaldrum Hill)

FB Number: S4598   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked in makeshift layby, west side of A928 in Lumley Den at NO402416. Followed fenceline all the way along ridge to summit, keeping east on the initial steep slope and staying west once on the plateau. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallowed engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SW, ~228°. Vented through three sight holes, SE face plugged, top of pillar bolt visible. All views lost to fog on day of visit.

S4598 - Kincaldrum Hill pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-07 14:11 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

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

For updated photographs.

S3014 - Blackford Hill & GRP + Edinburgh Castle
S3014 - Blackford Hill & GRP
S3014 - Blackford Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-05-07 10:38 - TP9224 (Redford Barracks Dome)

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

Photographed from Wester Craiglockhart Hill.

Redford Barracks Dome from Wester Craiglockhart Hill
Redford Barracks Dome from Wester Craiglockhart Hill


Good condition 2013-05-07 10:33 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)

FB Number: S3009   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

For updated photographs.

S3009 - Wester Craiglockhart Hill & GRP
S3009 - Wester Craiglockhart Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-05-07 09:43 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

FB Number: S3087   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

For updated photographs.

S3087 - Braid Hills & GRP
S3087 - Braid Hills pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-05-06 15:32 - TP2914 (Dundreich)

FB Number: S3089   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parking on SE side of unclassified road at NT255514. Followed mapped track to NE corner of Portmore Loch at NT264504, due east up Loch Hill then turning SSE to follow the ridge to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~164°. All horizontal sight holes plugged with cement. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S3089 - Dundreich pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-04 18:09 - TP6431 (The Warren (Glamis))

FB Number: S7132   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Parked 50m off A928 along SE side of mapped track in makeshift layby at NO377489. Walked track NE, crossing bridge at NO382492 and straight through woods to trig field. Unoccupied grazing plot. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush backet faces NNW, ~334°. Vented through SE sight hole. No view due to surrounding trees but the summit of Craigowl overtops the woods.

S7132 - The Warren (Glamis) pillar & GRP


Toppled 2013-05-04 17:25 - TP2390 (Cookston West)

FB Number: S7125   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. First visit since site transfer. SITE VISIT: Pillar removed from original location to accommodate arable farming, ancient boundary line which it stood alongside is long gone. Now at NO34340_48116 to southeast side of mapped farm track. Approached from SW. Parked in wide entrance at NO339479. Followed farm track to location. Albeit relocated by 1116m and recumbent, the pillar structure still sound. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NW across farmtrack. Vented through back sight hole. No view from current location. Photographed 4/05/2013, GRP.

S7125 - Cookston West pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-04 16:21 - TP6821 (West Schurroch)

FB Number: S7050   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Nearest safe parking at East Schurroch on north verge beside gate at NO322544. Along road and up through woods following break to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre retains original OS cantre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~331°. Vented through SW sight hole. 180° open view centred on west, remainder masked by adjacent woods.

S7050 - West Schurroch pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-04 14:53 - TP1719 (Bruceton)

FB Number: S6944   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked partly on verge of unclassified road. Up track towards Bruceton, bearing left towards woods to NO285508 then straight up hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre retains original OS cantre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~158°. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open outlook from top.

S6944 - Bruceton pillar & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-04 12:48 - TP0979 (Balduff Hill)

FB Number: S7048   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Overall appraoch from east. Used car park by public hall at NO224535. Followed signed footpath from Dykehead turning SW onto waymarked route then NW up forest track to NO229538 and SW up break to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~76°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panorama includes Grampians to the north, and Sidlaws and Fife Lomonds to the south.

S7048 - Balduff Hill pillar & GRP.


Good condition 2013-05-04 10:28 - TP3861 (Hill Of Alyth)

FB Number: S6892   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked NW side of Loyal Road at NO246489 just before road narrows. Followed track to NO248499 then direct footpath NW to summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition Separate adjacent stonebuilt toposcope. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces south, ~186°. Vented through north sight hole. Full 360° panorama from top.

S6892 - Hill Of Alyth & GRP


Good condition 2013-05-04 09:27 - TP5517 (Powderwells)

FB Number: S6964   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Pillar symbol no longer appears on the maps. Approached from east. Parked on verge, west side of unclassified road. Straight forward route to pillar which can be hidden in weeds depending on season. Surrounded by bee hives. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NE, ~46°. Vented through NW sight hole. No view due to surrounding woods and buildings.

S6964 - Powderwells & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-27 17:57 - TP4720 (Meall Bhanabhie)

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

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st June 1958 costing £92.11s.9d. Computed as tertiary station NG80/T24 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in May 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from ESE. Parking spot on NW side of B8004 at NN123785 beside entrance to covered reservoirs. Followed track into cisterns, clockwise around compound then near direct line up hill circumnavigating the small cliffs. Surrounding area for some considerable distance was burnt in recent wildfire. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~133°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panorama from top including aspect to Ben Nevis.

S9727 - Meall Bhanabhie & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-04-27 13:24 - TP2842 (Druim Fada)

FB Number: S9721   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th June 1958 costing £111.19s.0d. Computed as tertiary station NG80/T38 in 1959. Levelled for height also in 1959. Last maintained by the OS in November 1987. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from SSW. Parked in wide entrance to forest at NN039784, just off A830 outside lockable gates. Followed forest tracks as mapped to NN058801 then due north through trees until out onto open hill then near direct route to summit circumnavigating any streams or boggy areas. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~153°. All sight holes plugged with cement. Full 360° panoramic view from top includes stunning aspect to Ben Nevis.

S9721 - Druim Fada & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-20 18:19 - TP3710 (Heddon Hill)

FB Number: S3566   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked on verge, east side of road opposite farm entrance at NU015209, farmer friendly. Followed mapped bridleway onto access land, turned west alongside stream to join mapped footpath then straight route across open hill to summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~359°. Vented through east facing sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S3566 - Heddon Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-20 15:25 - TP5954 (Shirlah Pike)

FB Number: S3574   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked on SE verge, SW of bend in road at NU088050. Near straight route across heather to top. Heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~292°. Vented through SW sight hole. Panoramic view spreads 270° from south clockwise to east, remainder blocked by conifers.

S3574 - Shirlah Pike & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-04-20 13:44 - TP4339 (Lane End)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on north west verge, by west corner of road at NU062109. Entered field by mapped RoW at NU065107 taking direct line to trig along field edges. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition but foundations exposed due to ground erosion by livestock. Slight lean to northeast. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SE, ~149°. Vented through three sight holes, NW face plugged. Full 360° open outlook.

S3570 - Lane End & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-20 12:20 - TP6497 (Titlington Pike)

FB Number: S3556   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Overall approach form south. Limited parking for a few cars on south verge of unclassified road at NU086156. Followed track to ~100m short of comms mast then left along edge of hill to summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~87°. Vented through north sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S3556 - Titlington Pike & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-20 11:15 - TP4769 (Menceles)

FB Number: S3554   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked on verge, west side of road, to north of track at NU052219. Followed mapped RoW straight to trig. Northern edge of arable field with unplanted strip and RoW along that side. Pillar in excellent condition, adopted and being maintained with fresh white paint. Spider retains OS centre cap which was never engraved. Flush bracket faces south, ~184°. Vented through east sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S3554 - Menceles & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-20 10:05 - TP6920 (Whitton Hill)

FB Number: S7468   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from south. Parked on verge, SW side of road at NT926344. Followed mapped RoW to edge of arable field then clockwise around field edges approaching trig from north. Trig in small wooded copse between fields. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~167°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Open outlook somewhat limited by surrounding shrubbery.

S7468 - Whitton Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-04-15 18:11 - TP3768 (High Auchenleck)

FB Number: S4988   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked in golf course car park at NS324733. Followed Devol Road (track) to NS321725 then NE to top. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SE, ~149°. All sight horizontal sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° open outlook. Return route short cutting across the golf course is possible at quiet times.

S4988 - High Auchenleck & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-15 17:05 - TP4587 (Lurg Moor)

FB Number: S4982   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Public cark park off NE side of B788 at NS307739. Easiest route is head south on the road until jusrt past the overgrown services compound then direct line to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~19°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S4982 - Lurg Moor & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-15 15:43 - TP6867 (Whin Hill)

FB Number: S4983   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked to north end of golf course car park at NS274748. Followed mapped track towards comms mast then short hop across rough heath to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~257°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S4983 - Whin Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-04-15 15:03 - TP4985 (Murdieston)

FB Number: S4824   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked in layby, east side of Old Largs Road at NS273745. Followed line of boundary fences to summit. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, ~2°. Vented through south sight hole. Almost full 360° open outlook but for old building nearby.

S4824 - Murdieston & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-04-15 13:44 - TP2414 (Corlick Hill)

FB Number: S4985   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from WNW. Followed mapped tracks and footpaths all the way to summit. Parked on southeast verge of Old Largs Road at NS290728. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NE, ~56°. All sight horizontal sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S4985 - Corlick Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-04-15 12:04 - TP2928 (Dunrod Hill)

FB Number: S5012   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked in visitor centre free car park at NS246721. Followed fenceline on unmapped footpath to NS242725 then partial bogtrot to summit. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NE, ~46°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S5012 - Dunrod Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-15 10:42 - TP1013 (Banks)

FB Number: S4986   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked off SE side of Earnhill Road in disused entrance at NS232759. Through unlocked gate to SW of roundabout following track to resverior compound, over fence and straight up open hill to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~93°. Vented through three sight holes, north face plugged. Pillar bolt visible but demaged, minus point. Full 360° view.

S4986 - Banks & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-15 09:49 - TP7230 (Gourock)

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

Found with aid of GPS.

Gourock FBM & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-13 18:47 - TP2147 (Chester Hill)

FB Number: S9540   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from SW. Parked by SW side of road beside comms mast at NU158042. Over gate opposite with the 'private keep out' notice and into adjacent field keeping to right of boundary fence to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SE, ~144°. Vented through SW sight hole. Outlook limited by nearby wooded clumps. Brazen as usual, climbed the gate with the 'private keep out' notice. Laughable and pathetic if it is there to intimidate.

S9540 - Chester Hill & GRP
local stupidity on gate opposite comms mast.


Good condition 2013-04-13 17:38 - TP6460 (Thorny Hill)

FB Number: S3699   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked in wide woodland entrance, east side of unclassified road at NU107005. Followed mapped RoW from NU106008 to NE corner of trig field and along boundary line to station. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~258°. Sight hole on fb face plugged all others buried. 315° open outlook, interruption centred on SSW is caused by woods on neighbouring plot.

S3699 - Thorny Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-13 14:42 - TP6547 (Tosson Hill)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Free public car park at NZ052987, or nearer picnic site at NZ037997 - see return route. Followed mapped RoW over Dove Crag and Simonside, through junction of tracks at NZ021987, bearing west via NZ014900 continuing southwest to summit. Pillar with GPS plate in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces south, ~172°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top. Returned along forest tracks via NZ031989 and NZ037995 to road for car park.

S1551 - Tosson Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-13 11:58 - TP3312 (Garleigh Moor)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Free public car park at NZ052987. Followed RoW over heath to access land then straight up hill traversing the steepest parts. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~329°. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S3696 - Garleigh Moor & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-13 10:33 - TP2305 (Coatyards)

FB Number: S3623   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked NW verge, on NW bend of road at NZ094947. Followed mapped RoW to trig field then direct route to top. Grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~265°. Vented through east sight hole. 315° open outlook, interruption centred on west is caused by woods on neighbouring plot. Woodland in adjacent field to northeast has been replaced by a windfarm.

S3623 - Coatyards & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-06 18:47 - TP6321 (Target Plantation)

FB Number: S3547   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked on wide verge, NW corner of junction of roads at NU031026. Followed mapped RoW leading east to bridleway, then up Physic Lane to top and short hop across heather to trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~157°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S3547 - Target Plantation & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-06 17:49 - TP3810 (High Trewhitt)

FB Number: S3548   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. Second visit. SITE VISIT: Roadside trig with easy parking beside field entrances opposite. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~60°. Vented through NW sight hole. Mainly open outlook but with interruptions by field boundary line trees.

S3548 - High Trewhitt & GRP
S3548 - High Trewhitt pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-04-06 16:53 - TP7081 (Wreighill Pike)

FB Number: S8035   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Parked in wide corner to south side of Greenside Bank at NT988022. Entered field by RoW, crossing SW to high point on far edge, crossing through to trig pasture, keeping to boundary fences where possible. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~12°. Vented through westmost sighthole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S8035 - Wreighill Pike & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-06 14:45 - TP4518 (Long Crag)

FB Number: S3572   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked in makeshift layby, east side of unclassified road opposite forest track entrance at NU091072. Followed mapped tracks and summits through woods via NU074065 and NU073070 then on paths across open moor to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~159°. Vented through three sight holes, SW face plugged, innards blocked with debris. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S3572 - Long Crag & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-06 11:32 - TP5217 (Old Fawdon Hill)

FB Number: S3549   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Public car park by visitor centre at NU019063. Followed mapped rRoW to NU027158 then along shoulder of hill to top via Snail Knowe and West Hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~57°. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S3549 - Old Fawdon Hill & GRP


Remains 2013-04-01 18:04 - TP2584 (Creuch Hill)

FB Number: S5014   Condition: Remains   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from WNW. Parked east side of public road SW of Rottenburn Bridge at NS248688. Crossed bridge, jumped ditch then climbed due east to high point on fenceline turning SSE to summit. Although the pillar has been destroyed, many pieces of trig concrete, a couple of angle iron, sight pipes and the centre pipe are still lying at the summit. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S5014 - Creuch Hill (remains of) & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-01 13:36 - TP3902 (Hill Of Stake)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Public car park, northwest side of public road at NS233655. Climbed steep slope opposite, intially following fenceline and keeping a near straight line southeast until NS256542 then bearing SW to summit of Burnt Hill. Continued on a random but near direct route to Hill of Stake summit following an unmapped fence towards the top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, cap presumed stolen. Flush bracket faces north, ~349°. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S1576 - Hill Of Stake & GRP


Good condition 2013-04-01 11:36 - TP1787 (Burnt Hill)

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

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th March 1950 costing £64.4s.8d. Computed as a tertiary triangulation station NS29/T116 during 1952. Levelled for height also in 1952. Last maintained by the OS in November 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Public car park, northwest side of public road at NS233655. Climbed steep slope opposite, intially following fenceline and keeping a near straight line southeast until NS256542 then bearing SW along top to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces west, ~275°. Vented through south sight hole. 360° open outlook includes Hill of Stake and Arran.

S5979 - Burnt Hill & GRP


Damaged 2013-03-30 18:36 - TP3797 (High Park)

FB Number: S4329   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked (short stay) in gateway of field, NW side of public road at NS399186. Walked mapped track and through woods (fields would have been easier) to trig pasture. Pillar in damaged condition. The rot has set in. Whole pillar facing about to crumble. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~155°. Vented through three sight holes, FB face plugged, bolt just visible. 270° open outlook, SE quarter blocked by adjacent woods.

S4329 - High Park & GRP


Good condition 2013-03-30 17:41 - TP3533 (Guiltree Hill)

FB Number: S5408   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from ESE. Parked by comms building, SE side of road at NS360110. The boundary fences have been rearranged since the area was last surveyed. Followed unmapped fenceline from NS360109 to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~337°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes, NE breaking open. Full 360° panoramic view.

S5408 - Guiltree Hill & GRP
S5408 - Guiltree Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-03-30 16:41 - TP1017 (Barbrethan)

FB Number: S8089   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from northwest. Parked beside field gate, southeast side of public road at NS340074. Direct route across empty grazing fields to top, or follow boundaries if during lambing season. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~330°. Vented through SE and SW sight holes. 360° open outlook barring boundary hedge.

S8089 - Barbrethan & GRP


Good condition 2013-03-30 15:19 - TP4701 (Meadownay)

FB Number: S8090   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from ESE. Parked in gateway of overgrown disused quarry, south side of road, 100m west of junction at NS305115. Walked public road to East Brockloch farm entrance, farm track to bend at NS299119 and field boundaries to summit. In southeast corner of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~355°. Vented through south sight hole. Near 360° opening outlook barring a couple of trees.

S8090 - Meadownay & GRP


Good condition 2013-03-30 13:32 - TP1700 (Brown Carrick)

FB Number: S1583   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from ENE. Parked on southwest verge of public road by track entrance at NS297165. Followed tarmac track to comms mast compound then direct line across open pasture to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open with plastic bottle wedged down centre. Flush bracket faces NNW ~339°. Full 360° panoramic view includes the Antrim coast, Ailsa Craig, the Kintyre peninsula and Arran.

S1583 - Brown Carrick & GRP
S1583 - Brown Carrick pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-03-30 12:43 - TP0499 (Ayr)

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

Roadside by church.

Ayr FBM & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-03-30 11:09 - TP1548 (Bower Hill)

FB Number: S4361   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from east. Public car park at roadend, NS317193. Parking anywhere nearer would have been a grudged favour or charged for. West along beach to NS293186, WSW along fenceline for ~100m turning NW up steep slope to open grazing field and follow clifftop fenceline to trig. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre filled with tar. Flush bracket faces south ~189°. All sight holes open, innards blocked with debris. Views include Goat Fell (Arran) and Brown Carrick.

S4361 - Bower Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-03-02 18:09 - TP0922 (Auchencorth Moss)

FB Number: S3139   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fourth visit. No change since last visit. See older logs for details. Previous visits 2012, 2003 and 1985.

S3139 - Auchencorth Moss & GRP


Good condition 2013-03-02 16:23 - TP1510 (Blyth Muir)

FB Number: S3136   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parked east side of unclassified road, north end of Blyth at NT132456. Followed track to NT136469, turning northwest and following the edge of the woods to the summit observing any farm gates. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~308°. Vented through three sight holes, FB face plugged, innards part blocked with debris. 360° open outlook with minor conifer interruptions.

S3136 - Blyth Muir & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-03-02 14:15 - TP3419 (Goselands Hill)

FB Number: S5581   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from south. Parked in old quarry, north side of unclassified road at NT072344. Along track to Goseland Farm for 100m and up SW shoulder of Oak Brae to top then bear across to Goseland Hill summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in fair condition, frost damage to top with surface separating from trunk. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~354°. Vented through west and south sight holes. 360° panorama from top.

S5581 - Goselands Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-03-02 11:49 - TP7071 (Worm Hill)

FB Number: S5677   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parking layby on NW side of A701 at NT113296 by bridge over Logan Burn. Near direct route to top of hill following the worn sheep paths. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSE ~162°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. 360° panorama from top.

S5677 - Worm Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-03-02 09:55 - TP1689 (Broomlee Hill)

FB Number: S3137   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fourth visit. No change since last visit. See older logs for details. Previous visits 2012, 2003 and 1986.

S3137 - Broomlee Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-02-17 17:43 - TP3438 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S3135   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from NNW. Parked SE side of section of old road at NT200518. Up via mapped track network all the way to summit. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest ~212. All sight holes open bolt visible. Full 360° panoramic view from top.

S3135 - Grange Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2013-02-17 15:41 - TP6853 (Wether Law)

FB Number: S3134   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Circuitous approach from NE, visited with 11198, Peat Hill. Parked by junction of tracks at NT222498. Followed mapped track network to steep break at NT202485 (bagging Peat Hill first), down to open grazing hill and straight line to summit. Open grazing land. Pillar in fair condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised weathered large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~342. Sight holes all plugged. 360° panoramic open outlook from top. Returned through quicker woodland break via NT202487.

S3134 - Wether Law & GRP


Good condition 2013-02-17 14:31 - TP5339 (Peat Hill)

FB Number: 11198   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For photographs and GPS reading. HISTORY: The pillar was completed 14th February 1966 cost unknown. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT48/T183 in 1966. Levelled for height also in 1966. Last maintained by the OS in July 1981. This Peeblesshire triangulation pillar is considerably younger than any of the neighbouring trig pillars. It is a late addition to the network, hence its high and numerically outlying FB number. It was built as a base station for the Royal Observatory. The cavity at the back (NE face) housed a plaque which was fluorescent so it could be used at night [OS]. This plaque was gone by 1986. SITE VISIT: Circuitous approach from NE, visited with S3134, Wether Law. Parked by junction of tracks at NT222498. Followed mapped track network to NT204484 then up steep break to summit. Wooded hill with clearing at top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with raised small letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~253°. Vented through two opposite sight holes including FB face, innards filled with debris. No views due to surrounding conifers. Continued to Wether Law via steep break at NT202485. Photographed 17/02/2013, GRP.

11198 - Peat Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-02-17 12:29 - TP6816 (West Loch)

FB Number: S3079   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fourth visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parked by gates, NW corner of unclassified road at NT249513. East side of field to NE corner at NT249516 then through woods following breaks to NT251517 and short distance across field to trig. Open grazing land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SE, ~127°. Vented through SW sight hole. 180° open outlook from WNW through north to ESE includes aspect to Pentlan Hills. Remainder blocked by adjacent woods.

S3079 - West Loch & GRP


Damaged 2013-02-17 11:09 - TP4231 (Kingside Edge)

FB Number: S3080   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Parking in layby, west side of A703 at NT236543. Up via north side of disused quarry to mapped (1:25K) comms mast, north along field boundary to SW corner of trig field then near direct line to top. Open grazing land. Pillar surface badly weathered on all four faces, all edges worn away by combination of livestock scratching and frost damage. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest ~201°. Vented through NW sight hole. 315° open outlook with aspect to Pentland Hills, skyline from north to NE blocked by nearby wood.

S3080 - Kingside Edge & GRP
S3080 - Kingside Edge pillar & FB


Good condition 2013-01-01 14:30 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Yet another revisit.

S3006 - Calton Hill & GRP


Good condition 2013-01-01 13:44 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)

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

Another revisit.

Edinburgh FBM Aux 1 the bolt in rock


Good condition 2013-01-01 13:44 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

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

Another revisit and a new photo.

Edinburgh FBM & GRP.


Unreachable but visible 2013-01-01 13:29 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: S3016   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Still ringfenced by water board razor wire.

S3016 - Dunsapie Tank aligned with S3012 (Arthurs Seat) taken 1973/74. Photo kindly supplied by David Hext.


Good condition 2013-01-01 13:06 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

FB Number: S3012   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit of many. Whole place swarming with visitors. Difficult to see pillar for people at times.

S3012 - Arthurs Seat & GRP and a bunch of complete strangers


Good condition 2013-01-01 12:04 - TP9183 (St Margarets Tower Spire)

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

Seems I led some earlier baggers on a wild goose chase with the wrong building. This turret is visible from my own roof.

St Margarets Tower Spire Strathearn Road, Edinburgh.


Good condition 2012-11-24 15:05 - TP4129 (James Hill)

FB Number: S3553   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPSr I forgot in March. What a transformation in 8 months! Whole place is now a windfarm site. The turbines are now up. Was challenged by security who after some persuasion agreed to let us proceed.

S3553 - James Hill pillar & GRP with new wind turbine behind


Good condition 2012-11-24 13:53 - TP2515 (Craighall)

FB Number: S3582   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Third visit. For photographs only. Full report of 18th Apr 2009 still stands, except accessed via farmyard with kind permission this time.

S3582 - Craighall pillar & GRP


Good condition 2012-11-24 12:37 - TP3855 (Hill Field)

FB Number: S3609   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Deleted from maps but survives. Approached from NW. Parked west side of road NS624578. Followed track to NS624576 then SE through trees and out onto open field which rises to the trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSE, ~163°. Distant views to west and north, southern aspect is blocked as this summit is now overtopped by a landfill site.

S3609 - Hill Field pillar & GRP
S3609 - Hill Field pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-24 11:41 - TP6620 (Turnlaw)

FB Number: S3650   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from west. Parked in small car park down lane at NS644583. Through golf course entrance, east side of roadthen via northern boundary of course and into confers where the trig stands. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised medium sized narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SW, ~213° straight into conifer. Vented through NE sight hole. 180° panarama from northwest through northeast to southeast, remainder blocked by adjacent conifers.

S3650 - Turnlaw pillar & GRP
S3650 - Turnlaw pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-24 10:39 - TP2751 (Dechmont Hill)

FB Number: S3608   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisited in a hail of bullets. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from SE. Parked on SE side of road at NS664575. Track via Dechmont Farm yard leads to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~101°. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360° panoama.

S3608 - Dechmont Hill & GRP
S3608 - Dechmont Hill pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2012-11-24 09:27 - TP6101 (Spittal Hill)

FB Number: S3909   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from the north. Parked at SW corner of road junction at NS671597. Direct route south up mapped road which is now closed to traffic. Trig in hedge of east side of road. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~282° across road. All sight holes buried. Roadside hedges block any distant views.

S3909 - Spittal Hill pillar & GRP
S3909 - Spittal Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-17 15:15 - TP3651 (Hart Law)

FB Number: S8034   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from south. Parked on southeast verge by telephone kiosk in Alnham at NT995108. Headed west along public road to NT990109 then NW up mapped RoW onto open access land where it picks up a track which leads to summit. Open grazing top on access land. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces due south, ~180°. Vented through north sight hole. Near full 360° panoramic view, the small wood to the east breaks the skyline for a few degrees. Descended via Ewe Hill and Prendwick.

S8034 - Hart Law pillar & GRP
S8034 - Hart Law pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-17 13:39 - TP1441 (Blackchester)

FB Number: S3546   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from NW. Parked on southeast verge by telephone kiosk in Alnham at NT995108. Followed adjacent mapped restricted byway (RoW) to farm gate in boundary wall at NU000100 then ENE along field edges keeping south of boundary wall to top of Blackchester Hill. Grazing top by disused quarry. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~11°. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360° panorama includes eastern Cheviots and many othe Northumbrian tops.

S3546 - Blackchester pillar & GRP
S3546 - Blackchester pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-17 11:16 - TP5600 (Reaveley Hill)

FB Number: S8032   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from southwest. Parked on grassy picnic stop, SE side of road at NT994164. Ascended straight up steep bouldery slope opposite to the top of White Hill then northeast along fairly level plateau to trig. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open as it has been for at least fifteen years. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~116°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S8032 - Reaveley Hill pillar & GRP
S8032 - Reaveley Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-17 09:22 - TP2981 (East Hill)

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

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from southwest. Parked on grassy car park, SE side of raod at NU040169. Walked public road back to NU045174 then followed mapped track through woods to 042180 then took a beeline eastwards for top. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre plug with shallow engraved letters. Polished BsM flush bracket faces east, ~93°. Vented through south sight hole. Comms mast to south, otherwise full 360° open outlook which includes the eastern Cheviots.

S3557 - East Hill pillar & GRP
S3557 - East Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-10 15:27 - TP5937 (Shepherdskirk Hill)

FB Number: S7009   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from WNW. Parked by road at NU035389. Followed mapped track network to NU048384 then SW up through heather to ridge and west through trees to summit. Pillar hidden in conifer still in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW ~289°. Vented through SE sight hole. All views long since lost to surrounding woods.

S7009 - Shepherdskirk Hill pillar & GRP
S7009 - Shepherdskirk Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-10 13:46 - TP3044 (Ell Hill)

FB Number: S3568   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from northeast. Sufficient room to park safely by junction of tracks at NU170305. Followed mapped RoW via numerous farm gates to NE corner of open grazing land then straight up hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap which was never engraved. Flush bracket faces NW, ~307°. Vented through three sight holes, SW face plugged, innards blocked with debris. Whole are seems to be a breeding ground for small spiders. Full 360° open outlook.

S3568 - Ell Hill pillar & GRP
S3568 - Ell Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-10 12:32 - TP5323 (Pasture Hill Plantation)

FB Number: S3555   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from east. Parked by telephone box in Rock but could have parked at track end to trig. Direct route along mapped track and into small wooded copse through open gateway beside farm building. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap which was never engraved. Flush bracket faces NW, ~311°. Vented through NE sight hole. 210° outlook through surrounding trees from NE clockwise to WSW.

S3555 - Pasture Hill Plantation pillar & GRP
S3555 - Pasture Hill Plantation pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-10 11:17 - TP3949 (Hips Heugh)

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

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from north. Nearest safe parking to RoW is in widened entrance to Craster Tower at NU249195. Used mapped RoW through Craster South Farm which leads to north end of hill. Open grazing land from there. Pillar in good condition still mainly white. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NE, ~37°. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360° open outlook.

S3569 - Hips Heugh pillar & GRP
S3569 - Hips Heugh pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-11-10 09:55 - TP5127 (Night Fold Field)

FB Number: S3689   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from west. Parked in Alnmouth, walked unclassified road north from roundabout, and followed mapped RoW east from NU246109 which crosses horse field. Trig is visible from high point on RoW, same field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~24°. Vented through SW sight hole. 300° panorama from NE clockwise through south to NNW. Dominating the skyline is the giant golf ball shaped air surveillance radome on Brizlee Wood.

S3689 - Night Fold Field & GRP
S3689 - Night Fold Field pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-27 17:26 - TP6487 (Tinely Moor)

FB Number: S3576   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from ESE. Parked on west side of old section of A1 at NU165235. Through adjacent gate and up mapped track all the way to trig. Adjacent quarry is operational and getting very near. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains blank OS metal centre cap which was never engraved. Flush bracke faces NNW, ~333°. Vented through NE sight hole. 180° easterly panorama and views to higher hills in the west and northwest. Photographed 27/10/2012, GRP.

S3576 - Tinely Moor & GRP
S3576 - Tinely Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-27 16:16 - TP3601 (Hangwell Law)

FB Number: S3577   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from south. Parked on north verge of unclassified road at NU124240. Walked road 150m west to mapped track which leads to top moor via the remains of a demolished building. Big changes on Hangwell Law. Thought the trig was a goner for a moment. Now overtopped by berms. What looks like a massive windfarm is being laid out. Hopefully the trig will survive but the excavations are very near. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains blank OS metal centre cap which was never engraved. Flush bracket faces ENE ~65°. Vented through SE sight hole. Due to the recent excavation works in the surrounding area, views from this pillar are presently restricted. 90° open outlook SW survives, as do narrower views to NW and NE. Remainder blocked by large berms north and east, and the SE aspect is wooded.

S3577 - Hangwell Law & GRP
S3577 - Hangwell Law pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-27 15:09 - TP5741 (Ross Castle)

FB Number: S3697   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Ros Castle. Approached from south. Parked on NE verge of road at NU080249, just west of high point. From there, a footpath leads to the top of the hill. Pillar in good condition with memorial plaque fitted to east face. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces south ~189°. Vented through west sight hole. An adjacent viewing platform with four separate topographs highlights various locations in the 360° panorama with long distance views from this top.

S3697 - Ross Castle & GRP
S3697 - Ross Castle pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-27 13:59 - TP2689 (Curleheugh)

FB Number: S3565   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Eglingham Moor. Approached from Southeast. Parked on east verge of road at NU110208, just outside gate to access land. Through gate follow track ~200m to high point then left via open pasture to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WSW ~239°. Vented through NE sight hole. 360° open outlook includes the Cheviot range. NOTE: Most recent maps show the mile long approach road from Eglingham village as uncoloured. This reflects the present state of the surface. Previous maps up to at least until 2009 indicate this as a yellow (unclassified metalled) road.

S3565 - Curleheugh & GRP
S3565 - Curleheugh pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-27 12:50 - TP6892 (White House Hill)

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

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from WSW. Parked on east verge by unclassified road at NU158176. Up through lower woods then onto pasture around higher woods, mostly on quad tracks. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains blank OS metal centre cap which was never engraved. Flush bracket faces ESE ~117°. Vented through SE sight hole. 247.5° open outlook clockwise from NNW to southwest, westerly aspect blocked by adjacent woods.

S3534 - White House Hill & GRP
S3534 - White House Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-27 11:13 - TP3261 (Freemanshill Moor)

FB Number: S3571   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from NNW. Parked outside SE corner of aerial compound at NU140099. Almost direct route across boggy moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces NE, ~53°. Vented through SE sight hole. 225° open outlook clockwise from north to southwest, remainder blocked by adjacent woods. Photographed 27/10/2012, GRP.

S3571 - Freemanshill Moor & GRP
S3571 - Freemanshill Moor pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-27 10:26 - TP1641 (Brizlee Wood)

FB Number: S3698   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

NU147137, LR81. ACCESS: Inside MoD compound, RRH Brizlee Wood. Approached from west, parked in car park just outside compound at NU146138. Asked nicely at gate. Friendly reception. After a quick check for authorisation from somewhere inside, the young guard kindly escorted us to and from the pillar. Photos and GPS reading obtained. HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd May 1946 costing £7.9s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NZ29/4 within the Newcastle block during 1947. Levelled for height also in 1947. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~32°. Sighting hole on FB face plugged, all others buried by raised ground. Distant views very limited. Southern aspect is dominated by an ancient boundary wall. Surrounded in other directions by various military buildings and a giant golf ball shaped air surveillance radome. Trig pillar S3698 photographed 27/10/2012, GRP.

S3698 - Brizlee Wood & GRP
S3698 - Brizlee Wood pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-20 18:01 - TP0686 (Greensheen Hill)

FB Number: S1616   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from SW. Free public car park at Holburn Grange, NU051351. Followed RoW NE to access land then up bridleway to NU059353 and NW along ridge path to top. Pillar in good condition and fitted with GPS plate. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~211°. Vented though SE sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view.

S1616 - Greensheen Hill pillar & GRP
S1616 - Greensheen Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-20 16:31 - TP1245 (Belford Crag)

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

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from SE. Parked in Belford village. Walked up the main road to the north to a field gate at NU107344 where the houses end. Direct route across (or around) grazing field to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NW, ~305°. Vented through SW sight hole. Near 360° panoramic view. Wartime building near summit. Photographed 20/10/2012, GRP.

S3578 - Belford Crag pillar & GRP
S3578 - Belford Crag and wartime building.
S3578 - Belford Crag pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-20 15:22 - TP4371 (Law Plantation)

FB Number: S3567   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from SE. Parked just inside open farm gate at NT117302 to avoid blocking track entrance. Up via mapped track to comms building then SW via spacious quality woodland to top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SE, ~132°. Vented through SW sight hole. Very limited views due to surrounding shrubbery but there is an easterly aspect through the trees to the Holy Island.

S3567 - Law Plantation pillar & GRP
S3567 - Law Plantation pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-20 13:58 - TP2131 (Chatton Park Hill)

FB Number: S3575   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from SE. Parked on rough surfaced layby on NW side of B6348 at NU079287. Over waymarked stile by gate and near direct route to summit but for deviations to avoid muddy ditches. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, ~111°. Vented through NE sight hole. Open outlook in all directions except for a 60° portion centred on WNW which is lost to tree blockage.

S3575 - Chatton Park Hill pillar & GRP
S3575 - Chatton Park Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-20 11:15 - TP5124 (Newton Tors)

FB Number: S7473   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from NW. Free public car park at Hethpool, NT894280. Followed St Cuthbert's Way to NT900282, then up SE by boundary fence to high point and east up to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~349°. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view includes Hedgehope Hill, The Cheviot, Hownam Law and the Eildon Hills.

S7473 - Newton Tors pillar & GRP
S7473 - Newton Tors pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-06 17:52 - TP2908 (Duncolm Hill)

FB Number: S3666   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Approached from west. Parked at NS470731. Three trig circuit via The Slacks, Doughnot Hill and Duncolm Hill. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces south, ~180°. Vented through three sight holes west face plugged, innards filled with debris. 360° panoramic view with stunning outlook over Loch Lomond.

S3666 - Duncolm Hill & GRP
S3666 - Duncolm Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-06 16:17 - TP2814 (Doughnot Hill)

FB Number: S5142   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Approached from SE. Parked at NS470731. Three trig circuit via The Slacks, Doughnot Hill and Duncolm Hill. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with raised large wide lettering. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~295°. All sight holes open, pillar bolt visible and photographed. 360° panoramic view with stunning outlook to Loch Lomond.

S5142 - Doughnot Hill & GRP
S5142 - Doughnot Hill pillar bolt.
S5142 - Doughnot Hill pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-06 14:42 - TP6428 (The Slacks)

FB Number: S3664   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Approached from south. Parked at NS470731. Three trig circuit via The Slacks, Doughnot Hill and Duncolm Hill. Open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces SW, ~216°. Vented through NW and NE sight holes. 360° panoramic view includes Earls Seat, Allermuir Hill, Scald Law, Culter Fell, Tinto, Ailsa Craig, Doughnot Hill, Ben Lomond and Duncolm Hill. Photographed 6/10/2012.

S3664 - The Slacks & GRP
S3664 - The Slacks pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-06 11:34 - TP1427 (Black Loch)

FB Number: S3592   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. Approached from SW. Parked in Faifley, up via farmroads to Muirhouses then hillside pastures to top. Pillar in good condition but slightly worn around the top edges, still with much white paint. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces east, ~81°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. 180° panoramic view centred on east, westerly aspect blocked by conifers. Photographed 6/10/2012. GOML disappointed me by being absent. Went up spoiling for a challenge.

S3592 - Black Loch & GRP
S3592 - Black Loch pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-10-06 10:36 - TP4971 (Muirhouses)

FB Number: S3918   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. Approached from east. Parked in Faifley, up via mapped farmroad. Near north edge of grazing field. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~3°. Vented through east sight hole. 360° panoramic view, expansive outlook over Greater Glasgow to the south, and to the higher hills in the north. Photographed 6/10/2012.

S3918 - Muirhouses & GRP
S3918 - Muirhouses pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2012-10-06 09:36 - TP6880 (White Hill)

FB Number: S3588   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Revisit. Approached from west. Parked in Faifley. Straight up embankment from road. On litter strewn wasteland, west side of boundary fence, cropped field to east. Pillar in fair condition, urban wear and tear. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~71° into fence. Presumed vented through buried sw sight hole as the others are plugged. 360° open outlook includes the overtopping hills to the north and across Greater Glasgow to the east and south. Photographed 6/10/2012.

S3588 - White Hill & GRP
S3588 - White Hill pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 2012-09-29 18:01 - TP6034 (Smeaton Farm)

FB Number: S4341   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Yuss! Evaded the GOML.. Pillar trunk good but top badly mashed, probably by hedge trimmer. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces NW, ~312°. Vented through NE sight hole. Open outlook spanning 180°, centred on NE.

S4341 - Smeaton Farm & GRP


Slightly damaged 2012-09-29 16:52 - TP6841 (Westfield House)

FB Number: S4384   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Approached from north via mapped bridleway. Adjacent dung heap. Pillar in good condition apart from minor depletion of top surface. Plastic plug in spider centre. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~284°. Vented through SE sight hole. Open outlook to west and southeast. GPS reading spot on.

S4326 - Westfield House & GRP


Good condition 2012-09-29 15:32 - TP4071 (Hunters Hill Farm)

FB Number: S4379   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With farmer's approval, he suggested access during temporary circumstances. Field had been replanted but heavy rain over the last week caused such damage he needs to replant again once ground drys out. Pillar in good condition, flag pole affixed without drilling. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~93°. Vented through north and south sight holes, innards blocked with debris. Open outlook spanning 315°, remainder centred on SE is blocked by trees.

S4379 - Hunters Hill Farm & GRP
S4379 - Hunters Hill Farm pillar & FB


Good condition 2012-09-29 14:28 - TP5534 (Prospect Hill)

FB Number: S4380   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~255°. Vented through NW sight hole with SE sight braking open. 360° open outlook but intermittent broken by occasional trees on field edges. Empty horse field. My first bag on LR99.

S4380 - Prospect Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2012-09-29 13:28 - TP4634 (Manor House Farm)

FB Number: S4385   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar trunk in good condition but top surface starting to deplete. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~339°. All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Open outlook spanning 315°, remainder from west to NW blocked by trees.

S4385 - Manor House Farm & GRP


Slightly damaged 2012-09-29 12:09 - TP1120 (Beaumont Hill)

FB Number: S4327   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar leaning but otherwise stable. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ESE, ~114°. Vented through NW sight hole. 360° open outlook.

S4327 - Beaumont Hill & GRP


Slightly damaged 2012-09-29 10:34 - TP6813 (West House Field)

FB Number: S4326   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Pillar trunk in good condition but slight damage to top probably caused by hedge cutting equipment. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, ~355°. Vented through south and west sight holes. Two separate 'nearly 180°' panoramic open outlooks north and south, separated by trees along the hedgeline either side of pillar.

S4326 - West House Field & GRP


Good condition 2012-09-23 17:57 - TP2399 (Copperthwaite Moor)

FB Number: S4478   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~249°. Vented through NE sight hole. 360° open outlook. First SE trig bag in 12 years.

S4478 - The Fleak pillar & GRP


Good condition 2012-09-23 15:33 - TP6382 (The Fleak)

FB Number: S8286   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces westerly, ~259°. Vented through West and south sight holes, bolt and discarded battery visible from FB face sight. 360° open outlook. Nice easy walk from west. Parked by 498m height spot. Who dumped their dud Kodak AA cell down the centre pipe to land by the bolt?

S8286 - The Fleak pillar & GRP