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Slightly damaged 2019-06-09 17:30 - TP6964 (Windlaw)

FB Number: S3677   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

No change in condition from previous visit. I've recapped the pillar with a PETG replacement.


Good condition 2019-06-06 12:22 - TP6150 (Stanage Edge)

FB Number: S2156   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar atop a large boulder on Stanage Edge. What an amazing spot! Glorious views today. FB faces southwest-ish with all sightholes open. Bolt visible.


Good condition 2019-06-05 12:11 - TP4820 (Miles Hill)

FB Number: S5542   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar on the edge of a knoll overlooking Farnborough Airport. FB faces southwest-ish with all sightholes open except northeast-ish. Cap missing. I recapped the pillar with a PETG replacement.


Good condition 2019-06-04 18:46 - TP5536 (Pudding Hill)

FB Number: S5953   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in the midst of forest. FB faces north-ish, south-ish and east-ish sightholes open. Cap missing. No views to speak of. I recapped the pillar with a PETG replacement.


Good condition 2019-06-03 17:28 - TP0712 (Wrekin)

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

Good condition pillar atop the Wrekin. Stunning 40 mile views today! FB faces north-ish with no sightholes open. Asphalt plug present. Top has weathered corners but intact. Two primary plaques present.


Good condition 2019-06-03 17:28 - TP8532 (Warning Light Hill)

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


Good condition 2019-06-03 17:28 - TP11470 (Wrekin TV Mast)

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


Good condition 2019-06-01 15:48 - TP4110 (Inshanks)

FB Number: S1812   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar. FB faces north-west-ish, all sightholes open and bolt visible. Cap present with sunken lettering. No views due to sea fog. Soggy splodge across the heather from the north-west.


Good condition 2019-06-01 15:22 - TP3320 (Garrochtrie)

FB Number: S8198   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar beside field edge. FB faces south-east-ish with the same sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. No views today due to sea fog. Easy walk up the metalled track.


Good condition 2019-06-01 14:57 - TP1861 (Cairnhandy)

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

Good condition pillar at field edge. Parked on road to northwest, easy trek up the field boundary. FB faces north-west-ish with south-west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. View not too bad.


Good condition 2019-06-01 14:00 - TP1852 (Cairn Pat)

FB Number: S1816   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop Cairn Pat near a mast. Horizontal crack round the pillar at the flush bracket height, otherwise good. Cap present without any obvious lettering. FB faces south-east-ish with north-west-ish and south-east-ish sightholes open. Bolt visible. No views today as a heavy sea fog was in...


Good condition 2019-06-01 13:45 - TP7218 (Stranraer)

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

OK, so it took me apparently nearly six years to return to this one and only a few weeks earlier in the year than the last attempt. Fortunately, the nettles were only waist-high so a path was forged to the FBM. Good condition although covered in moss.


Good condition 2019-05-27 16:52 - TP4503 (Lochlands Hill)

FB Number: S4303   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit to recap the trig. Removed the old asphalt and installed a PETG cap. Excellent views today. Also visited the nearby rocking stone (doesn't rock, but is a rock).


Slightly damaged 2019-05-26 16:48 - TP6737 (Wardlaw Hill)

FB Number: S4304   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Revisit to recap the trig. The spider ring has two sets of holes drilled into it. Recapped with a PETG cap. Good views if a bit windy!


Slightly damaged 2019-05-25 10:15 - TP2002 (Carrickstone)

FB Number: S3563   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Revisit to recap the trig with a PETG cap.


Good condition 2019-05-22 18:57 - TP2472 (Cowglen Golf Course)

FB Number: S3634   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit to recap the pillar with a PETG cap.


Good condition 2019-05-09 16:44 - TP2906 (Duncarnock)

FB Number: S3618   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit to recap the pillar with a PLA cap. Unbelievable amount of flies on the summit!


Good condition 2019-05-04 14:06 - TP5263 (Overton Hall)

FB Number: S5379   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar on small rise just off a PROW. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes open but blocked internally. Plastic cap present. Good views over the marsh and estuary.


Damaged 2019-05-04 13:43 - TP6542 (Torrisholme Barrow)

FB Number: S5369   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Badly damaged pillar atop a barrow on a local high point. The top third of the pillar has been destroyed. FB faces south-east-ish with north-west-ish sighthole open only. Excellent views over Lancaster and the estuary.


Good condition 2019-05-04 13:13 - TP1673 (Brookholme)

FB Number: S5384   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop small hill. FB faces north-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. No cap or plug present. Decent views over Lancaster and the estuary.


Slightly damaged 2019-05-04 11:07 - TP5137 (Norbrick)

FB Number: S4708   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged pillar sitting atop a local highpoint. Top screed is cracked and missing some pieces and there's some substantial cracking through the pillar. FB faces south-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views.


Good condition 2019-05-04 10:23 - TP5125 (Nickey Nook)

FB Number: S4697   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar atop Nickey Nook. Good condition. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open except east-ish. Plastic cap in place. Superb 360 views.


Good condition 2019-05-04 07:22 - TP1795 (Burrow Heights)

FB Number: S5337   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop a knoll. FB faces south-east-ish with all sightholes open but blocked internally. Plastic cap. Decent views.


Good condition 2019-04-27 18:09 - TP4079 (Hurlet Hill)

FB Number: S3593   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The famous alien pillar (now repainted). Revisit to recap the trig with a PLA cap.


Slightly damaged 2019-04-27 13:05 - TP1925 (Carmel Bank)

FB Number: S4265   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

The first pillar to get recapped. This revisit resulted in a PLA cap being fitted (and it actually fitted!).


Good condition 2019-03-21 15:32 - TP5878 (Sewingshields Crags)

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

Pillar atop Hadrian's Wall with milecastle beside it. Excellent expansive views. Easy walk across from Housesteads Fort. FB faces south-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Slightly damaged 2019-03-18 18:47 - TP0330 (Trevose Head)

FB Number: S1755   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar at Trevose Head with some minor chipping to the top. FB faces west-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing with plastic replacement. Excellent wide panoramic views.


Good condition 2019-03-18 18:47 - TP8776 (Trevose Head Lighthouse)

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


Converted 2019-03-18 18:18 - TP7491 (Tregustick)

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

Converted pillar. Now a surface block. Situated atop seemingly a tumulus. Great location, shame about the trig!


Good condition 2019-03-13 14:22 - TP5267 (Ox Stones)

FB Number: S2159   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar on moor top near the splendid Ox Stones formation. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open except south-ish. Cap present with sunken lettering. Big 360 degrees views.


Good condition 2019-03-13 14:04 - TP5685 (Ringinglow)

FB Number: S2153   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar. FB faces west-ish, no open sightholes. Cap present with sunken lettering. Decent views over Sheffield.


Good condition 2019-03-06 10:59 - TP3407 (Goonhilly Down)

FB Number: S1732   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop a small mound (or barrow). Cap missing with no plug. FB faces northeast-ish with northwest-ish and northeast-ish sightholes open. Walked in from the layby to the east past the splendid Dry Tree menhir. Goonhilly Earth Station is fairly obvious! Lots of dishes to look at. Did a full circuit of the site. There's a second trig near the large satellite dish on the path to Dry Tree menhir inside the site.


Good condition 2019-03-06 09:41 - TP4337 (Lands End)

FB Number: S8142   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition stone-built pillar tucked behind a wall. FB faces north-ish with southwest-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views.


Good condition 2019-03-05 12:37 - TP6125 (St Breock Downs)

FB Number: S7928   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar lost in amongst gorse on St. Breock Down. FB faces east-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and no plug. Views OK. The nearby monolith is splendid.


Good condition 2019-03-05 11:20 - TP5395 (Pentire Head)

FB Number: S7923   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition stone-built pillar atop Pentire Head. Minor damage to the top screed. FB faces southeast-ish with northwest-ish and northeast-ish sightholes open. Cap missing and no plug. Excellent views.


Slightly damaged 2019-03-05 10:26 - TP2376 (Condolden Barrow)

FB Number: S5615   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly worn pillar sitting at a barrow. The barrow is completely eroded leaving the pillar base visible. The pillar leans at 6 degrees off true. There's a small horizontal crack halfway up. FB faces northeast-ish with all sightholes open but internally blocked. No cap or plug.


Good condition 2019-03-04 17:13 - TP0768 (Abbotsbury Castle)

FB Number: S5769   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar atop Abbotsbury Castle hillfort. FB faces southwest-ish with southeast-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Spectacular views along the coast to Chesil Beach and to the west.


Good condition 2019-03-04 15:37 - TP0960 (Badbury Rings)

FB Number: S2567   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar stop a rampart at Badbury Rings hillfort. FB faces west-ish with north-ish and east-ish sightholes open only. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Inaccessible 2019-03-03 18:04 - TP2411 (Corfe Hills Reservoir)

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

Inaccessible trig atop a reservoir. The surrounding fence is tall and in good nick. Good views over Poole from the adjacent viewpoint.


Slightly damaged 2019-02-21 16:29 - TP5236 (Ord Ban)

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

Vanessa atop a prominent hill in the Spey valley. Superb 360 views. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes open except north-ish. Bolt visible. Cap missing, no plug. Minor damage to the top screed, otherwise in good nick. Easy wander up the path from the car park (thanks to previous logs!). Head to the visitor centre/toilets from the car park, over the 6' high stile then head back towards the car park. You'll see the path zigzagging up the hill from there.


Destroyed 2018-12-13 19:18 - TP1565 (Bradwell Common)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

No longer extant. Position is now just behind the MK central library.


Good condition 2018-12-13 16:04 - TP0855 (Annesley Road)

FB Number: S1648   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar beside a mast. Surprisingly easy access from the layby on the main road. FB faces northwest-ish with no holes open. Cap present with raised lettering.


Destroyed 2018-12-13 15:55 - TP18757 (Annesley Forestry Tower (1977))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

No longer extant


Slightly damaged 2018-12-13 15:46 - TP0854 (Annesley Park)

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

Generally good condition pillar in a strip of forestry commission trees. Pillar is leaning 8 degrees off true but otherwise good. Moss covered and not the easiest to spot. FB faces north-ish with no sightholes open. Cap missing but plastic plug in place. No real views to speak of.


Good condition 2018-12-13 15:21 - TP6940 (Wighay Farm)

FB Number: S4647   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar tucked into a small wood at the entrance to Wighay Farm. About 20m away from busy roundabout but easy access. FB faces west-ish with no sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Unreachable but visible 2018-12-13 14:57 - TP2986 (East Kirkby Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

No access today. Top of pillar visible from standing on the bench at the gate.


Destroyed 2018-12-13 14:41 - TP6274 (Sutton Resr)

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

Non existent pillar probably situated atop a small mound near the Sherwood Observatory. Excellent views.


Slightly damaged 2018-12-13 14:06 - TP3052 (Elmton)

FB Number: S1793   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged pillar beside a farm track near a quarry. Pillar has a chunk taken out the top otherwise good condition. FB faces north-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2018-12-13 13:47 - TP3304 (Gapsick)

FB Number: S1792   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar beside road. FB faces southeast-ish with no sightholes open. Cap missing but asphalt plug in place. In a small copse so no real views.


Good condition 2018-11-24 15:26 - TP2507 (Craigairie Fell)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

No flush bracket (never had one, not missing). West-ish sighthole open only. Cap is missing with no plug. Superb 360 views especially across to Merrick/Rhinns of Kells. Southern Upland Way now run right past the track with a new metalled path and picnic table. Made it easy to climb but feels sort of tamed. Accessed via Derry on a round trip to visit the Laggangarn standing stones. Linn's Tomb and Wells of the Rees also worth a visit on that stretch of the SUW.


Good condition 2018-11-24 12:09 - TP2439 (Corwar Mains Hill)

FB Number: S8055   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar bar horizontal crack. Cap present with raised lettering. No sightholes open. Easy access up via Corwar Mains farm. Track most of the way there with a couple of hundred metres light heather. Excellent views across to Merrick/Rhinns of Kells etc.


Good condition 2018-11-24 11:43 - TP0507 (Corwar)

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

Basically identical log to the previous visitor...


Good condition 2018-11-10 14:36 - TP0492 (Spean Bridge)

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

Good condition FBM with no height tag. Excellent views. Layby parking across the road. Watch out for seriously fast traffic.


Good condition 2018-11-10 13:41 - TP7152 (Loch Leven)

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

Good condition FBM right beside road. No height tag.


Good condition 2018-11-01 14:36 - TP0503 (Innerleithen)

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

Good condition FBM. No height tag.


Moved 2018-11-01 13:34 - TP6089 (Soutra Hill)

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

Pillar now used as a traffic bollard beside the quarry reception. Reception happy for people to have a look and take photos. FB now buried. Cap present with sunken lettering


Good condition 2018-10-18 15:51 - TP5483 (Point Of Stoer)

FB Number: S6097   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar in a low rocky shelter. OS plaque affixed. FB faces south-east-ish with north-west-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing with asphalt plug. Walked up from Point of Stoer lighthouse (benchmark on that) via Old Man. Superb 360 views to Suilven, Canisp etc. and as far as the Western Isles.


Good condition 2018-09-04 15:47 - TP3723 (Helsby Hill)

FB Number: S3499   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Good condition pillar atop Helsby Hill right on the crag line. Epic expansive views! FB faces south-east-ish with north-east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering.


Good condition 2018-04-01 14:30 - TP0156 (Marton Le Moor)

FB Number: S7663   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition roadside pillar. FB faces south-ish with no sightholes open. Cap missing with plastic plug present.


Good condition 2018-03-31 09:49 - TP6146 (Stainburn Hill)

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

Good condition pillar in a small wood. FB faces south-west-ish with the same side sighthole open only. Decent views. Cap missing with plastic plug in place.


Good condition 2017-12-09 16:10 - TP1392 (Birstall Hill)

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

Odd one this! Completely buried up to the top level on three sides. Didn't bother jumping down to the FB due to a massive human s**t there (with bog roll). Sketchy area to say the least. Cap missing.


Good condition 2017-06-26 13:33 - TP0316 (Butser)

FB Number: S1501   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition trig atop the prominent Butser Hill. FB faces south-ish with the same sighthole open only. Cap missing, no plug. Huge 360 degree views.


Good condition 2017-06-24 20:59 - TP3089 (Exton)

FB Number: S1532   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition trig on the South Downs Way. FB facing north-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug.


Good condition 2017-06-24 19:57 - TP5226 (Old Winchester Hill)

FB Number: S2730   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition trig pillar in the middle of Old Winchester Hill ringworks along the South Downs Way. Good views. FB faces south-east-ish. All sightholes open but internally blocked. Cap missing.


Good condition 2017-06-24 13:44 - TP1105 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S4050   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition trig along the South Downs Way. FB faces south-ish, cap missing, north-ish sighthole open only. OS plaque.


Destroyed 2017-04-11 18:55 - TP10086 (Leckwith)

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


Good condition 2017-04-11 18:55 - TP4392 (Leckwith)

FB Number: 10973   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in a small copse beside a water tower. Accessed via nearby farm. FB faces north-west-ish, south-east-ish sighthole open only, cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2017-04-10 15:31 - TP3345 (Giants Mound)

FB Number: S2393   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition trig on the edge of a motte and bailey ringwork. FB faces east-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Came up the mapped track from the nearby village (benchmark on the church).


Good condition 2017-04-09 16:39 - TP5375 (Penhow)

FB Number: S3326   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in hedgerow. FB faces west-ish with no open sightholes (pillar slightly buried). Decent views. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2017-04-09 11:06 - TP6576 (Trelleck)

FB Number: S3346   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition trig completely surrounded by woods. FB faces south-east-ish with north-west-ish sighthole open only. No cap or plug.


Destroyed 2017-03-02 15:30 - TP5240 (Ormiston Mains)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Destroyed 2017-03-02 15:00 - TP1894 (Camphill Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Still destroyed


Good condition 2017-03-02 14:09 - TP6000 (Skid Hill)

FB Number: S3129   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar atop a prominent hill. Pillar stands around 10m away from the disused quarry edge. Approached from the old quarry entrance to the east along the track which loops round the quarry and up. Excellent and expansive views from the top. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2017-03-02 12:50 - TP4804 (Middle Mains)

FB Number: S3053   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Roadside pillar in pretty good condition. FB faces southwest-ish with northeast-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Decent views.


Unreachable but visible 2017-03-02 12:29 - TP6800 (West Bank Resr)

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

Pillar located inside reservoir compound. No access. Excellent views. FB faces east-ish.


Good condition 2017-03-02 09:23 - TP5866 (Seggarsdean)

FB Number: S3052   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar at field boundary. Pillar on east side of hedge with two new barbed wire fences to negotiate if you pick the wrong side..... FB faces northeast-ish with no sightholes open. Cap missing with plug in place. OK views.


Good condition 2017-02-24 14:20 - TP4366 (Lathwaite)

FB Number: S5370   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in field. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open except west-ish (but blocked internally). Cap present with sunken lettering. OK views. Parked at Lathwaite Farm and, with permission from farmer, went round the back of the farm and across the field.


Good condition 2017-02-24 13:23 - TP5594 (Rawcliffe Moss)

FB Number: S4699   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in middle of field. FB faces west-ish with south-ish and east-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views as the pillar sits on a fairly open plain. Accessed from the road to the south starting at Wyreside Farm. Farmer fine with access but asked me to note here that he's happy with access but please ask him first, if possible. Easy stroll up the mapped metalled road almost to the trig.


Good condition 2017-02-24 12:38 - TP4269 (Knitting Row)

FB Number: S5377   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar beside field boundary. Hadn't read the logs before visiting so approached along the PRoW and ended up negotiating the ditch and fence. FB faces west-ish with west-ish and east-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Not bad views east towards the Forest of Bowland.


Good condition 2017-02-22 18:06 - TP0147 (Crow Knowl)

FB Number: S2768   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Quick rip up this hill at dusk after work in the area. Came up via the waterfall at Crompton Fold to the west along the mapped paths. Returned down a similar-ish route! Lovely views across Rochdale at night. FB faces west-ish with no sightholes open. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Trig in good condition. OS plaque fitted on west-ish face.


Destroyed 2017-02-22 17:00 - TP2209 (Clay Lane Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2017-01-19 11:56 - TP4570 (Lower Mountain)

FB Number: S3120   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition hedge-bound trig atop a low rise (certainly not a mountain...). Accessed via RoW from the layby to the west over well-maintained stiles. FB faces west-ish with no sightholes visible due to increased muck level in the field. Cap present with sunken lettering. OK views.


Good condition 2016-12-29 15:12 - TP3861 (Hill Of Alyth)

FB Number: S6892   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar atop Hill of Alyth. Easy wander up from the south-east. Good views from the top in all directions. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing with no plug. New viewpoint indicator nearby with a bit of the old one as a step. Unfortunately the rose has been nicked.


Good condition 2016-12-29 12:32 - TP6431 (The Warren (Glamis))

FB Number: S7132   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in a field. FB faces north-ish with no open sightholes. Cap present with sunken lettering. Went to revisit St. Orland's Stone afterwards. Also found a nice rivet BM on the railway bridge.


Good condition 2016-12-29 10:59 - TP2045 (Cat Law)

FB Number: S6963   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop Cat Law. Easy walk up the mapped track. No views from the top thanks to low cloud coverage. FB faces west-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and no plug. Plinth is a bit eroded.


Damaged 2016-12-21 18:19 - TP6556 (Townhead)

FB Number: S3058   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Damaged pillar in hedge beside road just inside field. A top corner is missing, otherwise fine. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes closed. Cap present with sunken lettering. OK views.


Good condition 2016-12-21 15:07 - TP4527 (Long Yester)

FB Number: S3057   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop knoll. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open (but no bolt visible). Decent views. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2016-12-21 14:50 - TP4394 (Leehouses)

FB Number: S3060   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar just inside field beside row in hedge. FB faces northwest-ish with no sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Expansive views.


Good condition 2016-12-21 14:29 - TP2799 (Dodridge Law)

FB Number: S3067   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar beside field boundary. Excellent views. FB faces west-ish with no sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Damaged 2016-12-21 13:42 - TP3103 (Falside Hill)

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

Damaged pillar atop Falside Hill. Parking right next to it, so probably not surprising....A serious spider removal attempt has occured, but the spider itself is still in reasonable condition despite some gouges. Good views from the pillar, especially north. FB faces south-west-ish with sw-ish sighthole open only. Cap is missing.


Good condition 2016-12-10 15:39 - TP4150 (Keirwoodhead)

FB Number: S6163   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar located on the edge of a small wood. FB faces south-ish. Cap present with sunken lettering. Decent views from the trig itself, but superb views along the valley from the ruined farmhouse. Surreal walk up along the old A9....


Good condition 2016-12-10 14:56 - TP2112 (Chapel Hill)

FB Number: S6095   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in hedgerow. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes blocked. Cap missing with asphalt plug in place. Pleasant views.


Good condition 2016-12-10 14:01 - TP5575 (Raith)

FB Number: S6085   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

PIllar located in a hedgerow. A Roman signal station occupies a good position in the field nearby. Pillar in decent condition. All sightholes blocked. Cap missing but asphalt plug present.


Good condition 2016-12-10 13:04 - TP4840 (Milquhanzie Hill)

FB Number: S6086   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar near some masts. Easy walk up the mapped road. Good views from the top. FB faces east-ish, no sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2016-11-12 15:28 - TP6842 (Westmuir)

FB Number: S6165   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar located on scrubby land. FB faces north-ish with moss encroaching up the pillar covering all sightholes. Cap present with sunken lettering. Not really any views. Accessed along the mapped road to the south.


Moved 2016-11-12 14:55 - TP2674 (Culdeesland)

FB Number: S6044   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Moved pillar. It's about 180m away from its original site sitting on the field boundary, upright but slightly leaning. FB now faces SW-ish with SE-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing with asphalt plug. Good views.


Good condition 2016-11-12 14:36 - TP6475 (Tibbermore)

FB Number: S6019   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Slighly sunken hedge-bound pillar but otherwise in good condition. FB faces east-ish. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2016-11-12 13:41 - TP11899 (St Magdalenes Hill Mast)

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


Good condition 2016-11-12 13:41 - TP4611 (Mailer Hill)

FB Number: S6012   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop Mailer Hill. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes open except north-ish. No cap or plug present. Good views considering the size of the hill. Accessed from the road to the south up the mapped track.


Good condition 2016-11-12 12:44 - TP4881 (Moncreiffe Hill)

FB Number: S5924   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop Moncrieffe Hill. Accessed with the Tay Car Park to the north and walked up via the paths. Visited the splendid Moredun Top hillfort first with superb 360 views. This hillfort slightly less impressive but impressive nonetheless. FB faces east-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Good views to the south and west.


Good condition 2016-11-12 11:30 - TP15525 (Stone Table Cliff)

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


Slightly damaged 2016-11-12 11:20 - TP4241 (Kinnoull Hill)

FB Number: S5917   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Pillar with crack round the base at FB height otherwise good. Recent coat of white paint. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes closed. Cap present with sunken lettering. Superb views west and north. The nearby cliff walk is good yielding excellent views south, east and west.


Slightly damaged 2016-10-22 16:26 - TP2912 (Dundee Law)

FB Number: S4607   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Urban pillar in decent condition considering the location. Excellent views. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug in place.


Destroyed 2016-10-22 16:00 - TP4773 (Menzies Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

No longer extant


Damaged 2016-09-10 16:33 - TP7511 (Leyland National Works)

FB Number: 11392   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Odd pillar indeed! It's faced with slate and has the British Leyland logo on it plus inscription about Harold Wilson opening the factory in the grounds of which the pillar sits. The yard is currently an Eddie Stobart depot with the trig immediately to the right on entering the yard. One side of the pillar's facing is gone and the top is loose. No sightholes, FB faces SW-ish


Good condition 2016-09-10 15:52 - TP0591 (Wasdale FBM Aux 1)

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

Uncovered. Easy to find even with fairly dense undergrowth.


Good condition 2016-09-10 15:44 - TP7238 (Wasdale)

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

Easy roadside bag. Height tag missing, as usual...


Good condition 2016-09-10 13:10 - TP5828 (Sca Fell)

FB Number: S1537   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Stone-built pillar atop Scafell Pike. Cap missing, no sightholes open, FB faces NW-ish. Came up from Wasdale via Mickeldore, back down the tourist path. Top was heaving with pretty good views.


Good condition 2016-09-10 09:25 - TP6154 (Standing Stones)

FB Number: S5758   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fairly uninspiring pillar beside a layby. FB faces W-ish with N-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug present.


Slightly damaged 2016-09-03 12:41 - TP4777 (Merrick)

FB Number: S1586   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Up and down via the tourist route from Glen Trool. Visibility was atrocious and rained most of the way. No views. FB faces S-ish with the W-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but a replacement for two walkers who did 50 ascents is present. Nice touch. PIllar has some cracking but nothing major. The base is pretty eroded.


Good condition 2016-08-27 16:10 - TP1224 (Beinn Narnain)

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

Revisit. Stone-built pillar in good condition. Cap missing. All sightholes open but internally blocked. Complete opposite weather to my previous visit. Superb 360 views, no wind and dry. Came up via Creag nam Misach on the direct route over the concrete blocks and up through the Spearhead. Back down via the tedious tourist route....


Damaged 2016-08-13 12:14 - TP1307 (Ben Venue)

FB Number: S6961   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Attempt 2 after last week's effort was abandoned due to excessively terrible weather. Very different today with blue skies (mostly) and some severe winds. Mostly destroyed stone-built pillar. The FB is still present with the pillar standing only about 1.5 feet high. No obvious sightholes, FB faces W-ish. Superb views all round from here...if you get the weather! Walked up from the Ben Venue car park at the lochside (costs 3 quid for parking for the day) and came up the signposted track. Metalled paths until you hit the valley at which point it's pretty boggy all the way up. Light scrambling near the top keeps it interesting...


Good condition 2016-07-28 17:10 - TP4976 (Mull Of Oa)

FB Number: S8860   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar near cliff edges. FB faces N-ish with E-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Incredible 360 views. Northern Ireland clearly visible. Walked up from the RSBP parking to the NE. Reasonable underfoot with duckboards helpfully covering the worst sections.


Good condition 2016-07-28 11:25 - TP2282 (Cnoc Grianail)

FB Number: S8998   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar with plaque atop a small knoll. Parked on track to the west just off main road and headed directly to pillar. Waist-high bracken for the last 200 metres. Excellent views over the loch to the west considering how small the knoll is. FB faces N-ish with no sightholes open. Cap present with raised lettering.


Good condition 2016-07-27 14:55 - TP1974 (Carn Nan Gillean)

FB Number: S9085   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar. Accessed from nearby road which can be driven past Balore Farm up to estate gates. Tussocky, not not overly boggy, walk to the pillar. FB faces SW-ish with NE-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views all round.


Good condition 2016-07-27 12:20 - TP4322 (Laggan Point)

FB Number: S9000   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar atop knoll. Lovely beaches to either side of steep drops and huge views. Accessed along track from main road. FB faces E-ish with W-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering.


Good condition 2016-07-26 13:03 - TP2283 (Cnoc Iolairean)

FB Number: S9003   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop small hill line at the head of Loch Indaal. Parked on beach and walked up track then up to the trig. Easy access. FB faces N-ish with W-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views down the loch.


Good condition 2016-07-25 14:04 - TP5426 (Persabus)

FB Number: S9074   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pill atop steep knoll. Parked in large passing place to the SE and went up a fairly direct route. Boggy, brackeny and tussocky then very steep. Excellent 360 views from the summit especially down the Sound of Islay. FB faces SE-ish, SW-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering.


Good condition 2016-07-24 16:26 - TP2279 (Cnoc Donn)

FB Number: S8999   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop a knoll. Parked at access road to Tallant Farm and headed directly to pillar across rough ground. Discovered on the way back down it's much easier to walk up to the farm then follow the path to the trig! Weather closed in upon summitting but good views across the island. FB faces north-west-ish with NE-ish and SE-ish sightholes open. Cap present with raised lettering. According to the BM lists there are also three rivets on the track between the trig and farm....


Good condition 2016-07-18 11:52 - TP6888 (White Horse Hill)

FB Number: 2987   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar atop the outer rampart of Uffington Castle earthwork. Superb views today to the north. FB faces northwest-ish with all sightholes open except northeast-ish. Cap missing but asphalt plug present.


Good condition 2016-07-17 14:20 - TP7084 (Wroughton)

FB Number: S6280   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition roadside pillar. FB faces west-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. No cap or plug present. Decent views north.


Good condition 2016-07-16 11:57 - TP3516 (Grims Ditch)

FB Number: S5729   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar standing beside the Ridgeway and Grim's Ditch earthwork. Bagged during a 100km single-day walk from Lewknor to Avebury. All sightholes open, cap missing with no plug, FB faces north-ish. No real views to speak of.


Good condition 2016-06-04 16:27 - TP0672 (Ben Cleugh)

FB Number: S1605   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop Ben Cleugh sitting within a low shelter cairn. Carcass of old trig forms part of the cairn wall now. FB faces SE-ish with all sightholes except NE-ish open. Blocked internally. Cap missing but plastic plug present. Steep pull up from Tillicoultry via the Law with expansive, but hazy, views. Returned via Ben Ever, the Nebit and Silver Glen.


Good condition 2016-05-12 18:27 - TP1914 (Cardurnock)

FB Number: S6939   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar at field boundary. FB faces west-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Great views to Criffel. Easy enough access from the lane to the south although the gate has more barbed wire piled on it since the last visitor.


Good condition 2016-05-12 17:51 - TP0691 (Bowness Hall)

FB Number: S6929   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar above Bowness Hall at field boundary. FB faces SE-ish with NW-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Plaque present above FB. Pillar painted recently. Good views. Asked permission at farm which was readily given. Took the farmer's dog for a quick walk up there!


Good condition 2016-05-12 17:13 - TP3375 (Glasson)

FB Number: S6938   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar beside lane at field gate atop large plinth. FB faces SE-ish with NW-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing. Good views over the Solway.


Good condition 2016-05-12 16:47 - TP1770 (Burgh By Sands)

FB Number: S6626   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop a large plinth tucked into a field corner. The pillar is also protected by a wooden fence. FB faces west-ish with no sightholes open. Original cap missing with replacement plastic plug. OK views over the Solway.


Slightly damaged 2016-05-05 16:57 - TP2725 (Dalmahoy Hill)

FB Number: S2697   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Mostly good condition pillar atop Dalmahoy Hill. A crack runs round the pillar about 1/3 from the base. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Nice walk up from A70 via signposted footpath.


Good condition 2016-05-05 16:19 - TP5671 (Riccarton)

FB Number: S3085   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop small knoll guarded slightly by a horse. FB faces east-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Approached along road to north over the level crossing.


Good condition 2016-05-05 14:37 - TP2914 (Dundreich)

FB Number: S3089   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar with FB facing south-ish. All sightholes plugged. Cap missing with asphalt plug present. Parked at Boreland Farm after asking permission at the farm. Steepish walk up firm quad tracks to the top but splendid reveal of the entire valley, Pentlands, Arthur's Seat, Salisbury Crags and long views to Fife and North Berwick Law etc. Deceptively good hill!


Good condition 2016-04-30 16:05 - TP5149 (North Berwick Law)

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

Good condition pillar atop North Berwick Law. FB faces NE-ish with SE-ish sighthole open only. Plastic cap has replaced the original cap. Pillar has been repainted and is now gleaming white. Crystal clear views from the top today. Stunning. Lovely Exmoor ponies on the hillside and lots of rooks.


Good condition 2016-04-30 14:11 - TP0992 (Balleny)

FB Number: S3051   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar beside field boundary. FB faces east-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Easy squelch across tramlines in the nearby field after visiting Scald Law.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-30 12:46 - TP0683 (Scald Law)

FB Number: S1573   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

FB faces east-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Asphalt plug but broken. Minor chipping to top screed. Otherwise in good condition. Superb views today.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-09 16:48 - TP0689 (Criffell)

FB Number: S1557   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar atop Criffel. Marked as slightly damaged due to minor chipping to the top and a large crack appearing around the entire pillar at FB height. FB faces north-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and no plug present. Plaque affixed to FB side. Accessed from the north via Ardwall. The path works have been completed up to the tree line after which it's pretty boggy going right to the top. Superb views today especially to the north. Lakes were clagged over.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-03 16:14 - TP1863 (Cairnkinna)

FB Number: S5978   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop Cairnkinna with some minor spalling on the top screed. Cap present with sunken lettering. FB faces SE-ish with all sightholes open except SE-ish. Rain went off as we left the car and started as we returned, so complete win! Accessed via Merkland farm. Followed the mapped tracks and up the quadbike tracks along the fenceline. Steep, but relatively easy going. Farmer most obliging with parking and best route up. Massive partially collapsed cairn on top. Excellent 360 degree views.


Destroyed 2016-03-25 11:05 - TP6738 (Wardley Moss)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Destroyed by motorway


Damaged 2016-03-19 17:05 - TP5942 (Shiel Hill)

FB Number: S5982   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar atop Shiel Hill. Some good lumps taken out of one edge and damage to the top screed. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes under grass/mud build-up. Cap present with sunken lettering. Excellent 360 views from here. Walked up from Fingland along the mapped tracks before a short direct plod from the nearest point. Nice and dry underfoot for once...


Good condition 2016-03-19 15:14 - TP4253 (Kirkland Hill)

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

Vgc pillar atop Kirkland Hill. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open but internally blocked. Cap missing with asphalt plug. Walked up the mapped track from the road to the north. Easy going underfoot for once due to the long dry spell. Great views along the valley.


Good condition 2016-03-12 16:35 - TP1353 (Big Morton)

FB Number: S7753   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Vgc pillar atop Big Morton Hill. Approached the same route as clochandighter from the south. Cloud level was basically at the start point with 40m visibility so no views of anything! FB faces east-ish with the same sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug in place. Excellent motte and bailey at the start point.


Good condition 2016-03-05 15:22 - TP2606 (Cromlet)

FB Number: S6181   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vgc pillar atop Cromlet. FB faces NE-ish with NE-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Fantastic 360 degree views of the Ochils and mountains to the west and north. Walked up the mapped track from Braco via Braco Castle. Back down via the nearby Ardoch Roman fort.


Good condition 2016-02-27 15:00 - TP2908 (Duncolm Hill)

FB Number: S3666   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

No change from my previous log. First pillar of the Pog's Duke of E hillwalks. Superbly clear views today with a lovely backdrop of the snow-covered peaks around Loch Lomond. Up again via Kilpatrick Braes.


Destroyed 2016-02-26 15:00 - TP5555 (Quarry Patterton)

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

Spoke with one of the building contractors on-site. The trig was removed when the site was cleared for housing development. It would now stand within a new house garden but is definitely not there.


Damaged 2016-02-08 16:07 - TP6616 (Turf Hill)

FB Number: S5550   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar amidst evergreens. Located on a forest ride. Easy access from the nearby road. S corner has a good lump out of it, hence damaged instead of slightly damaged. Cap missing with no plug. FB faces SW-ish with NE-ish sighthole open only. No views to speak of but good walking around the area.


Good condition 2015-12-28 14:10 - TP0675 (Badendun Hill)

FB Number: S6965   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar. Cap missing with no plug. FB faces west-ish. All sightholes open but blocked internally. Primary plaque affixed. No views as the mist was down. Parked down near Little Forter and followed the Cateran Trail plus other mapped tracks to the top. Good walk.


Damaged 2015-12-28 10:58 - TP4936 (Mount Blair)

FB Number: S7056   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Pillar in good condition other than the crack running right the way through it at FB height. Mist down today so no views. FB faces NW-ish, cap missing with no plug, all sightholes open but blocked internally. Summit littered with metalwork. Bit squelchy for about half the ascent from the north then rutted track.


Good condition 2015-12-28 09:09 - TP5517 (Powderwells)

FB Number: S6964   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar in the midst of vegetation. Surrounded by beehives. FB faces NE-ish, no sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. No views to speak of.


Good condition 2015-12-21 10:43 - TP4836 (Milligansbush)

FB Number: S6612   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar standing roadside. Outside the field boundary but behind a hedge. FB faces south-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Pretty much no views. Crawled in through the hedge to it.


Slightly damaged 2015-12-21 10:20 - TP1659 (Broat Hill)

FB Number: S6621   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar at field boundary on a high plinth. FB faces west-ish with east-ish and west-ish sightholes open. Pillar blocked internally however. Excellent views south. Cap present with sunken lettering. Asked for access at Flosh farm to the south. Farmer and son very chatty (although still baffled why anyone wants to visit the pillar). Three gunshot marks on one side.


Slightly damaged 2015-12-21 09:52 - TP6102 (Spittalridding Hill)

FB Number: S6619   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged pillar at edge of a small wood. Pillar substantively good with spalling to the top screed. Good day for having 4x4 on the car as the farm road up to it was a waterfall of liquid mud.....FB faces south-ish with no obvious open sightholes. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Probably good views but not in today's torrential rain.


Good condition 2015-12-21 09:37 - TP6764 (Watch Hill)

FB Number: S6582   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar on a very wet field margin. FB faces north-ish, south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Open views south but nothing inspiring. Views north to Annan (and mostly Tesco).


Good condition 2015-12-21 09:04 - TP5628 (Redkirk Point)

FB Number: S6613   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar situated at a field corner. FB faces north-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Nice views across the Solway.


Good condition 2015-12-12 15:15 - TP2577 (Creagan Hill)

FB Number: S8827   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition trig atop Creggan Hill. Now completely enforested. The trig sits atop a knoll. Would likely have been an excellent viewpoint before the trees encroached...FB faces northeast-ish with southwest-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug in place. Parked at the end of the track to the north on the Tulloch Road. MOD access sign stated all was good to go. Walked along the track until NS26589832 where there's a non-obvious track heading up the hill. Follow that right round the hill (go past the trig) until you come into a clearing. Head for the NE corner of the clearing and there's a small track leading to the trig. Saves bashing about in the trees.


Damaged 2015-12-12 12:09 - TP1163 (Beinn Bhreac)

FB Number: S5141   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar. As noted previously, looks more like a bad mix than weather damage. The spider is looking precarious but hanging on in there. FB faces south-ish with only the east-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing with concrete plug in place. Parked at Cashel Farm and walked up. Unbelievably heavy going after leaving the track due to: a) recent torrential rain which is now making its way down the hill and the sphagnum is loving it...; b) heather hasn't died back; c) foot of snow. Don't recommend this after bad weather or in snow!


Destroyed 2015-11-25 13:15 - TP1508 (Blurton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10


Destroyed 2015-11-25 13:00 - TP3595 (Hanford)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10


Good condition 2015-11-02 13:24 - TP3557 (Hadyard Hill)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very good condition atop Maxwellton Hill. Hadyard Hill lies about 1km to the east according to the OS map. Parked in Dailly and walked up the mapped track via Craig Farm. Wet underfoot, bit of gorse thrashing but otherwise a nice walk. In a cloud most of the way so disappointingly no views from the top. The timber seat with chains on the side still present. N/S sightholes give a view of the bolt. All sightholes open but E/W obstructed. Cap present with raised lettering.


Good condition 2015-10-18 16:58 - TP0004 (Danby Beacon)

FB Number: S4255   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy to reach pillar with convenient car park! Excellent 360 degree viewpoint. PIllar painted white and in vgc. FB faces south-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but a plastic plug is in situ.


Slightly damaged 2015-09-26 16:25 - TP2384 (Conrig Hill)

FB Number: S6014   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Mostly good condition pillar with minor spalling to the top screed. FB faces south-west-ish with SE/NE sightholes open only and heading underground. Cap present with sunken lettering. Walked in from Sanquhar along the SUW. Good views all around especially to the south.


Good condition 2015-09-26 13:20 - TP0682 (Welltrees Tappin)

FB Number: S5983   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar along the north side of the Scaur Water. FB faces south-ish with no obvious open sightholes. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views although a bit murky today. OS plaque affixed to south face. Walked along the SUW from Sanquhar to this one. Squelchy underfoot but it's a path apart from the last 700m which is a direct slog across tussocks.


Destroyed 2015-09-26 11:15 - TP16223 (Gateside Colliery Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Destroyed 2015-09-26 11:15 - TP16224 (Fauldhead Colliery No 3 Headgear)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Possibly missing 2015-08-22 17:10 - TP0575 (Partick FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 1/10

Walking past this today, I decided to check it out. I concur it's gone, lost under the expanded walkway. It was pretty obvious before.


Couldn't find it 2015-07-27 15:53 - TP7220 (Tain)

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

No chance spotting this one today. Bracken was about 5 foot high.


Good condition 2015-07-27 15:30 - TP8904 (Sutherland Monument)

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


Destroyed 2015-07-27 15:30 - TP15304 (Brora Wool Mill Chimney)

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


Good condition 2015-07-27 15:06 - TP7535 (Helmsdale)

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

Easy spot. Gull sitting on it today!


Couldn't find it 2015-07-27 14:58 - TP0555 (Helmsdale FBM Aux 1)

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

Suspect it's gone under the new pavement.


Good condition 2015-07-27 14:30 - TP9556 (Latheron Bell Tower)

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


Good condition 2015-07-27 14:29 - TP0481 (Lybster)

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

Easy find in short grass near broken sign


Couldn't find it 2015-07-27 14:22 - TP7242 (Helmsdale)

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

Bracken was about 6 foot high!


Destroyed 2015-07-27 13:27 - TP7302 (Thurso)

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


Good condition 2015-07-27 13:27 - TP7575 (Thurso)

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


Good condition 2015-07-27 13:27 - TP11999 (Dounereay Black Chimney)

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

Black chimney beside fast reactor dome


Good condition 2015-07-27 13:06 - TP0480 (Reay)

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

Visible in short grass behind a deer fence.


Good condition 2015-07-27 12:43 - TP10026 (Thurso Hospital Spire)

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


Good condition 2015-07-26 17:18 - TP3129 (Fea Hill)

FB Number: 10592   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar standing amidst a moat! FB faces south-ish with south-ish and north-ish sightholes open. Bolt visible. Easy access across field via stile. Cap present but no idea on lettering as it was massively caked in gull poo. Plus, the moat was about 3m wide! Decent views.


Good condition 2015-07-26 16:44 - TP3591 (Hamley Hill)

FB Number: 10846   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition trig atop mound with reservoir on it. Asked at New Holland and permission given plus the farmer has put stiles in to cross the electric fences up to the trig. There's a path between the fences now so very easy. FB faces east-ish with north-ish and west-ish sightholes open. Cap present with raised lettering. Good views.


Good condition 2015-07-26 15:25 - TP7588 (Kirkwall)

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


Good condition 2015-07-24 20:01 - TP9668 (Hellier Holm Lighthouse)

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


Good condition 2015-07-24 19:52 - TP8868 (Vasa Beacon)

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

Interesting little beacon on a flat skerry


Good condition 2015-07-24 17:35 - TP6910 (Whitelet)

FB Number: 10644   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar atop prominent hill at south of Westray. Easily spotted coming off the ferry! Permission to cross field given at Whitelett cottage although the field is owned by Hamar farm. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open except east-ish. Bolt visible. Cap present with raised lettering. Great views today across the islands near Westray.


Good condition 2015-07-24 17:15 - TP4354 (Langskaill)

FB Number: 10646   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar beside road just inside field. Good condition. You can park beside it. FB faces east-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Good views.


Not Logged 2015-07-24 14:00 - TP4975 (Mull Head)

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

Height of nesting season. RSPB warden said to stick to coast and cut straight across. Unfortunately, the sheer variety and number of angry bird life plus the roaming Papay bull put me off about 800m away. Best left until out of nesting season. Didn't manage to line up a boat to get to Holm of Papa Westray to bag the chambered cairn either so two reasons to return!


Good condition 2015-07-24 11:14 - TP3335 (Gayfield)

FB Number: 10814   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar standing at the field margin. FB faces east-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Lovely views.


Good condition 2015-07-24 09:13 - TP1609 (Breck)

FB Number: S9325   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar beside track. Easy walk up from the farm. Good views. FB faces east-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. No cap or plug present.


Good condition 2015-07-23 18:00 - TP8998 (Braehead (Westray) Church Gable Pinnacle)

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

Church pinnacle in place.


Good condition 2015-07-23 16:48 - TP5192 (Noup Head)

FB Number: 10639   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Good condition pillar atop the cliffs at Noup Head. FB faces northeast-ish with southwest-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Bit blowy today!


Good condition 2015-07-23 16:38 - TP9667 (Noup Head Lighthouse)

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

Lovely lighthouse. Superb views today with crystal clear visibility


Good condition 2015-07-22 15:48 - TP1639 (Brinkies Brae)

FB Number: S9106   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar just outside Stromness. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes open. Pillar blocked internally though so no bolt visible. No cap or plug. Visited after a good tour around Ness Battery. Extensive views.


Destroyed 2015-07-21 19:00 - TP12013 (Lint Brae Punchmark)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Concur with the previous logs


Good condition 2015-07-21 17:56 - TP6936 (Wideford Hill)

FB Number: 10677   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Expansive views from the top today. Easy access up road. FB faces southeast-ish with all sightholes open. Bolt visible. Cap missing but asphalt plug in place.


Good condition 2015-07-21 16:28 - TP9664 (Brough of Birsay Lighthouse)

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

Bagged when on the Brough.


Good condition 2015-07-21 15:38 - TP8026 (Kitchener Memorial)

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

Castellated tower. Currently under renovation with no access. Saw puffins on the Marwick cliffs. Expansive views.


Good condition 2015-07-21 15:03 - TP6687 (Vestra Fiold)

FB Number: 10638   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar. Unfortunately, no views due to being in a cloud. Quick bag across two electric fences. FB faces northeast-ish with northwest-ish sighthole open only. No cap or plug present.


Good condition 2015-07-20 17:51 - TP4255 (Kirkness)

FB Number: 10681   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in crop field. Accessed via existing train tracks. FB faces south-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. OK views.


Destroyed 2015-07-19 16:18 - TP7366 (Tower Hill Water Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10


Good condition 2015-07-19 15:40 - TP4665 (Markstone Moss)

FB Number: 10584   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached up the path between the two field fences. Good condition pillar. Insipid location. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering.


Destroyed 2015-07-19 15:13 - TP12015 (Nether Button Mast)

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


Good condition 2015-07-19 15:07 - TP6760 (Warthill Farm)

FB Number: 10851   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop a mound near Warthill Farm. Easy access up road. FB faces northwest-ish with northeast-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Good views to Copinsay.


Good condition 2015-07-19 14:42 - TP3390 (Glims Holm)

FB Number: 10850   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar standing atop the uninhabited Glimps Holm. Easy access from the little layby beside the Churchill Barrier. Good views all around. FB faces southwest-ish with all sightholes open except southwest-ish. Bolt visible. Cap present with raised lettering.


Good condition 2015-07-19 14:18 - TP1792 (Burray Ness)

FB Number: 10648   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar at the end of the ness. Ruined gun emplacements are nearby. FB faces west-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views over to Copinsay. Lots of bird life!


Damaged 2015-07-19 13:45 - TP8875 (Little Wart Beacon)

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


Good condition 2015-07-19 13:45 - TP4453 (Little Wart)

FB Number: 10652   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar. Easy access up roads from Burray. FB faces south-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views all around.


Good condition 2015-07-19 13:15 - TP8876 (Rose Ness Beacon)

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

Viewed from Warthill Farm trig


Good condition 2015-07-19 13:15 - TP9669 (Copinsay Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from Warthill Farm trig


Good condition 2015-07-19 13:13 - TP3515 (Grimness)

FB Number: 10660   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar. FB faces south-west-ish with all sightholes open except north-east-ish. Bolt visible. Cap present with raised lettering. Good views over to Copinsay. Easy access from Honeysgeo round the ness.


Good condition 2015-07-19 12:23 - TP9680 (Cantick Head Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from The Wart trig


Good condition 2015-07-19 12:23 - TP6432 (The Wart)

FB Number: 10690   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar. Took two goes to get to it. The more obvious track to the south of Roeberry was blocked by cows and bulls. Eventually went up the track to the north of Roeberry which was OK (bar some gulls and sheep). FB faces south-west-ish with south-east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Excellent views. Bird hide (I'm assuming) nearby plus the remains of a chambered cairn.


Good condition 2015-07-19 11:39 - TP9685 (Pentland Skerries Lighthouse)

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


Good condition 2015-07-19 11:29 - TP6077 (South Ronaldsay)

FB Number: S4738   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar situated on a massive plinth atop Ward Hill. Started the day in a lazy way and drove up to the trig. Low cloud hemmed the views in but would be superb on a clear day. FB faces south-west-ish with south-west-ish and south-east-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Plaque above the flush bracket.


Remains 2015-07-19 10:00 - TP12014 (Kirkwall Distillery Chimney)

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


Good condition 2015-07-18 21:50 - TP9795 (Kirkwall Cathedral Spire)

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

Lovely building


Good condition 2015-07-18 20:10 - TP9665 (Graemsay Lighthouse)

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

Ferry bag


Good condition 2015-07-18 18:02 - TP9679 (Dunnet Head Lighthouse)

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


Good condition 2015-07-18 17:20 - TP3887 (Hill Of Lybster)

FB Number: S7006   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar just beside the road. FB faces south-east-ish with north-west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Decent views.


Good condition 2015-07-13 11:20 - TP8952 (Captain Cooks Monument)

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


Good condition 2015-07-12 13:21 - TP10327 (Ainderby Steeple Church Tower Vane)

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


Remains 2015-07-12 10:39 - TP12678 (Abbey Mast)

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


Good condition 2015-07-11 18:40 - TP0130 (Ravenscar)

FB Number: S1521   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition trig at the end of the Lyke Wake Walk (or start if you're heading east to west!). Cap missing but asphalt plug in place. Plaque present. FB faces north-west-ish.


Good condition 2015-07-11 18:40 - TP12679 (Ravenscar Mast)

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

Obvious landmark!


Good condition 2015-07-11 15:19 - TP5982 (Simon Howe)

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

Fourth pillar on the Lyke Wake Walk. Good condition. Nearby are a line of small standing stones and a large modern conical cairn. Decent views. FB faces south-west-ish, cap missing with no plug and north-east-ish sighthole open only.


Damaged 2015-07-11 11:50 - TP4539 (Loose Howe)

FB Number: 2955   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Third of the day on the Lyke Wake Walk. Pillar quite sunken into the peat. The FB has been excavated out fortunately. A good chunk of the top is missing. Cap missing but an asphalt plug is in place. FB faces south-west-ish.


Slightly damaged 2015-07-11 08:40 - TP0697 (Botton Head)

FB Number: 2988   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Second trig on the Lyke Wake Walk. FB faces south-east-ish with the same sighthole open only. Cap missing but a replacement plug has been fitted which is also now cracked open in the centre. Some minor damage to top of the trig. Plaque present.


Slightly damaged 2015-07-11 05:54 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)

FB Number: S4421   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Visited during west to east traversal of the Lyke Wake Walk. First pillar of the day. Good condition bar some damage to top screed. FB faces east-ish with no open sightholes. Cap missing with no plug. Nearby boundary stone has a worn cut benchmark. Phenomenal views today.


Destroyed 2015-06-30 13:33 - TP15883 (Plantation Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Destroyed. Church replaced with new houses.


Good condition 2015-06-09 19:02 - TP1096 (Beacon Fell)

FB Number: S4701   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely spot. Easy wander up from the visitor centre car park. Nice views west-ish towards the Wyre and over to the south Lakes. FB faces E-ish with W-ish sighthole open only. Topographic rose with spider incorporated.


Good condition 2015-06-09 18:16 - TP3859 (Hill House Farm)

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

Uninspiring trig in a field. Cap missing but replaced with a plastic plug. FB faces NE-ish with SW-ish sighthole open only.


Good condition 2015-05-30 16:47 - TP4372 (Lawheads Farm)

FB Number: S2684   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition trig with FB facing SW-ish and only the NE-ish sighthole open. Cap present with sunken lettering. The nearby farmhouse has been renovated and is now inhabited. A lot of work also happening on the nearby poultry sheds. Access is still a single fence. However, there's been quarrying around the knoll the trig sits on. Three sides of it have been removed. For the moment it looks like they're leaving the trig alone but it could be at risk. Nice cut benchmark on the farm building. Also, really good views from here today. As far as Ben Lomond to the west.


Damaged 2015-05-02 14:05 - TP2431 (Corse Hill South)

FB Number: S5980   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Knackered looking pillar! Most of the outer skin has now disappeared leaving only the aggregate core. This has suffered recent further damage on the north side. The spider is hanging on in there but very exposed. The FB also intact. Bizarrely, the cap is still present with sunken lettering. FB faces south-ish with west-ish sighthole still open. Boring trudge up the access road from Polskeoch.


Damaged 2015-05-02 12:05 - TP2361 (Colt Hill)

FB Number: S5985   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar atop Colt Hill near an Andy Gouldsworthy "Striding Arch". Pillar is cracking with a good chunk missing from one top corner. FB faces north-ish with no sightholes open. Cap missing and no plug. Decent views mostly all round but hemmed on one side by the trees. Came up from Polskeoch.


Slightly damaged 2015-04-06 13:16 - TP1316 (Benbrack)

FB Number: S7742   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Followed SUW from Polskeoch. "Striding Arch" sculpture nearby. Phenomenal 360 views today. Bit soggy underfoot in places but an easy enough walk in. Top screed has suffered a bit of damage. FB faces NW-ish with NE-ish sighthole open. Cap missing but replacement plug present.


Unreachable but visible 2015-03-31 18:00 - TP0699 (Weeton Reservoir)

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

Atop a reservoir with considerable security. Walked in from the west. Pillar looks in good nick. Expansive views to the south.


Good condition 2015-02-20 17:03 - TP5066 (Naze Point)

FB Number: S3463   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from north along Lancashire Coastal Path. Bit muddy, but nothing too bad. Nicely sited trig with views over the estuary. FB faces north-ish. Cap missing with no plug.


Good condition 2015-02-11 11:00 - TP7274 (Inverness)

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


Couldn't find it 2015-02-10 11:30 - TP0559 (Scorguie FBM Aux 1)

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

Couldn't find it. Used Rob and CJO's pictures and directions and, armed with the 6" tent peg of divination, still couldn't find the bugger. The ground looks fine so ineptness rather than potential destruction.


Good condition 2015-02-10 11:03 - TP7203 (Scorguie)

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


Couldn't find it 2015-02-08 16:40 - TP0561 (Elgin FBM Aux 1)

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

Couldn't find it. The photos don't really match up with the ground now and there's a trench cut across where the Berntsen may have been.


Good condition 2015-02-08 16:15 - TP7215 (Elgin)

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

Easy enough find


Good condition 2015-02-08 12:30 - TP8907 (Duke of Gordons Monument)

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


Destroyed 2015-01-31 13:11 - TP13359 (Bilsland Bakery Tower)

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

The building has now been razed.


Good condition 2015-01-29 16:03 - TP9568 (Blackpool Tower)

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


Good condition 2014-12-31 13:01 - TP4967 (Muirhead)

FB Number: S6218   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy bag from the Muthil to Braco road to the east. Follow the track due west and the trig stands on a little mound in a largish firebreak. Moss-covered pillar but otherwise good condition. FB faces west-ish with no sightholes visible under the moss. No real views due to the trees (and fog).


Good condition 2014-12-31 12:31 - TP2598 (Crofthead)

FB Number: S6230   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy bag from the nearby road. Nice prominent spot. No views today in the murk. FB faces west-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2014-12-31 11:56 - TP6605 (Tullibardine)

FB Number: S6217   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walk-in from the road along the track. Pillar in good condition but looking furry with moss. No sightholes visible. FB faces south-ish. Cap missing with no plug. No real views in the murk today.


Slightly damaged 2014-12-19 12:58 - TP3802 (High Possil Wood)

FB Number: S3643   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

No real change from previous log. Paint's a bit more faded but sightholes are still as-is, asphalt plug and no further wear and tear.


Good condition 2014-11-30 09:48 - TP1687 (Broomieknowe Golf Course)

FB Number: S3071   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar at the edge of the golf course. Straight walk up from the car park. Chap in reception fine with access (although looked a bit bewildered at the request this early on a Sunday morning). OK views. FB faces south-ish. Buried up to the bottom of the FB. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2014-10-18 16:12 - TP2022 (Castle Dykes)

FB Number: S7144   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

FB faces southwest-ish with northeast-ish and northwest-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Great coastal views. Accessed from the houses to the west.


Good condition 2014-10-17 16:49 - TP2809 (Doon Hill)

FB Number: S7159   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

FB faces east-ish with west-ish and north-ish sightholes open. No cap or plug present. Pillar with a large plinth. Was up bagging the nearby Doon Hill Historic Scotland monument and headed up here. Excellent coastal views from here.


Good condition 2014-10-05 16:52 - TP0771 (Aberuthven)

FB Number: S6100   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

FB faces southeast-ish with southeast-ish sighthole open only. Easy to get to behind a hedge with parking about 30m away. Bagged on way back from the Dundee Kiltwalk. 30m was enough walking for a trig! Views ok to the north but pretty flat.


Damaged 2014-09-06 14:34 - TP1833 (Byres Hill)

FB Number: S3606   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Was out bagging benchmarks in the area and took a shortcut across the golf course via the trig. Previous visit was in zero visibility so today was a remarkably pleasant surprise. Superb views across Glasgow and Paisley. Deep views in all directions with lots of other pillar sites visible. Unfortunately, the top screed has now broken with a good chunk missing and a spider arm exposed. Graffiti pretty much non-existent now.

Byres Hill Top Byres Hill top surface with recent damage shown


Good condition 2014-07-03 13:25 - TP9008 (McEwan Hall Dome)

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


Good condition 2014-07-03 13:25 - TP9106 (Buccleugh Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2014-07-03 13:24 - TP9191 (Charters Memorial Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2014-06-27 18:05 - TP7146 (Banchory)

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


Couldn't find it 2014-06-27 17:30 - TP0571 (Banchory FBM Aux 1)

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

Spent a good 30 minutes prodding around to no avail....


Couldn't find it 2014-06-27 14:00 - TP9719 (Kinnaird Head)

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


Good condition 2014-06-27 12:00 - TP9718 (Fraserburgh Lighthouse)

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

The Museum of Lighthouses is excellent and includes a tour around the original lighthouse.


Good condition 2014-06-27 11:45 - TP10255 (Fraserburgh Church Spire)

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


Destroyed 2014-06-01 12:19 - TP15850 (Rowallan Creamery)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Creamery building destroyed around 2003-ish and replaced recently with an entire new build estate.


Good condition 2014-05-31 15:15 - TP0795 (Ailsa Craig)

FB Number: S6177   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Vgc stone-built pillar atop Ailsa Craig. Cap present with sunken lettering, no sightholes. FB faces west-ish. Superb day on the island via MV Glorious. Still sea and blazing sunshine which burned off the haze just as we were summitting. Good clear long views to Ireland, Campbeltown, Arran, Stranraer, etc. Keep is good for a look as is the lighthouse (plus its an intersected station). Great day out.


Good condition 2014-05-31 13:00 - TP9838 (Ailsa Craig Lighthouse)

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


Good condition 2014-05-26 16:00 - TP9833 (Fidra Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from the ruins of Dirleton Castle


Good condition 2014-05-26 14:16 - TP2786 (Dingleton)

FB Number: S3125   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy bag beside the road. Not even a fence in the way! FB faces south-ish, all sightholes are currently underground. Views are OK but hemmed in to the north. Cap present with sunken lettering. Microlights whizzing about from the adjacent runway. Good condition.


Good condition 2014-05-20 09:08 - TP13364 (Ruchill Hospital Tower Vane)

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

Impressive tower!


Good condition 2014-03-31 11:36 - TP6619 (Turnhouse)

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

FB now has a path hard against it which has buried the majority of the flush bracket. No real views due to low fog. Cap missing, fb faces north-ish. South-ish sighthole open.

Turnhouse Pillar Turnhouse pillar with new path covering FB


Destroyed 2014-03-31 11:33 - TP7133 (Turnhouse Golf Course)

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


Good condition 2014-02-16 16:00 - TP13140 (West Maryston Church Spire)

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

Nicely proportioned spire. Cut BM on front-left corner.

West Maryston Church West Maryston Church


Good condition 2014-02-12 14:12 - TP10284 (United College Church Spire St Andrews)

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


Good condition 2014-02-12 13:22 - TP9788 (St Johns Church Spire Cupar)

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


Slightly damaged 2014-02-12 10:00 - TP4079 (Hurlet Hill)

FB Number: S3593   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

No change from previous log. Nice views out to snowier hills today. The alien's pretty much been beamed back to the mothership...(see sandman's pics)


Good condition 2014-02-11 10:05 - TP9207 (Roseburn Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2014-02-11 10:00 - TP11950 (Stenhouse New Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2014-02-11 09:55 - TP11949 (St Salvadors Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2014-02-11 09:50 - TP11894 (Linlithgow Church Spire St Ninians)

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


Good condition 2014-02-01 14:45 - TP13363 (Garthamlock Water Tower)

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


Good condition 2014-01-25 13:25 - TP13298 (Renfrew Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-12-23 10:50 - TP13380 (Hawkhead Asylum Spire)

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

Fairly obvious sight on the south Glasgow skyline!


Good condition 2013-12-23 10:21 - TP2472 (Cowglen Golf Course)

FB Number: S3634   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No change since previous log. Murky day with the north view buried under drizzle and cloud. :( At the start of what ended up being a 16 mile circuit round Glasgow. :)


Destroyed 2013-12-20 13:52 - TP11615 (W C Gray Factory Flagstaff)

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


Good condition 2013-12-20 12:52 - TP10583 (Ayr Town Hall Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-12-20 12:46 - TP11613 (Wallace Tower Ayr)

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


Good condition 2013-12-20 12:20 - TP11612 (Ayr Promenade)

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


Good condition 2013-12-20 11:55 - TP10772 (Ayr St Andrews Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-12-20 11:44 - TP10771 (Ayr Parish Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-12-20 10:55 - TP11605 (Ladykirk Flagstaff)

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


Good condition 2013-12-20 10:40 - TP11603 (Tarbolton Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-12-20 10:29 - TP11602 (Barnweill Hill Tower)

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


Good condition 2013-12-19 15:48 - TP6223 (Strathore)

FB Number: S3144   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar right by roadside. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open except east-ish (which is buried). Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views to the Lomonds, Benarty Hill and Largo Law. Didn't see any note of this being a private road, so just drove up and parked beside the trig!


Slightly damaged 2013-12-19 15:28 - TP4147 (Keir Brae)

FB Number: S3138   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar with a minor ding to the top. FB faces north-ish with south-ish and east-ish sightholes open. Cap missing with asphalt plug although this has also been broken open. Minor damage to top screed. Accessed from due east by parking near a big green gate on the east/west minor road. Easy walk along the obvious track and take the northerly fork. The trig is inside the plantation beside the path. The views north are good from outside the plantation, but hemmed in now from the trig itself.


Slightly damaged 2013-12-19 15:06 - TP1518 (Bogie Mains)

FB Number: S4218   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly worse for wear urban trig. Considering its location, it's doing well! Well facilitised with its own bus stop, no less. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open but internally blocked. Cap missing but plugged with asphalt. Top screed has a fine network of cracks on it plus some dings. The loops are broken off. Some minor graffiti. Prior to the housing going up, the views from here were probably superb. There are glimpses through the buildings....


Slightly damaged 2013-12-19 13:20 - TP6645 (Tyrie Farm)

FB Number: S4219   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar lurking in the embrace of a large tree at the junction of a few fields. FB faces south-ish with east-ish and south-ish sightholes open. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Views are OK. Parked at the entrace to Tyrie Farm and walked along road then up field edge.


Good condition 2013-12-19 13:03 - TP7138 (Kinghorn)

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

Good condition FBM. It seems the hillside is sliding down over it! Had to almost dig it out. Height tag missing, as usual.....


Couldn't find it 2013-12-19 12:58 - TP0582 (Kinghorn FBM Aux 1)

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


Good condition 2013-12-19 12:41 - TP0077 (Craigencalt)

FB Number: S3145   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar right by the roadside. Very convenient! OS plaque in place. FB faces SW-ish with no open sightholes. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views especially eastward (today's visibility was extremely clear)


Slightly damaged 2013-12-19 12:20 - TP5241 (Orrock Hill)

FB Number: S3146   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Slightly dinged pillar about 50-75m away from a quarry. See GRP's previous log for more background info. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes open and bolt visible. Cap present with sunken lettering. Parked near Orrock cottage after chat with lady owner. Came up through fields and up a faint path up the hill (sounds the same as GRP's approach). Considering according to the map it's not on a hill, it felt like a lofty peak offering rather good 360 degree views. Well worth a visit considering its future might be shaky. Probably worth doing the visit when the vegetation has died back. The hillside was covered in dead bracken and rough grass...not to mention the swathes of gorse!


Slightly damaged 2013-12-19 11:46 - TP1012 (Bankhead)

FB Number: S3168   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar near field boundary. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes closed. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views over Dalgety Bay and the bridges. Accessed from the nearby road. A fence bounce and up the field edge.


Good condition 2013-12-19 11:22 - TP5445 (Pilkham Hills)

FB Number: S3164   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar atop a small knoll to the south of the fairly obvious Moss Morran plant. FB faces south-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views to the chemical plant if you like that sort of thing. Accessed from a small pull-in about 200m to the east.


Good condition 2013-12-19 10:45 - TP3863 (Hill Of Beath)

FB Number: S3169   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar atop the drumlin-esque Hill of Beath. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes closed. Cap missing and no replacement plug. Odd stone thing nearby along with what I think are the remains of the Naval Beacon intersected station. Accessed from the east along the obvious paths. Superb 360 views from the top.


Remains 2013-12-19 10:44 - TP9910 (Naval Beacon)

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

At the gridref for this intersected station is the remains of some sort of structure with 4 concrete plinths and some twisted metal indicating a mast/pylon type structure. Is this it? Google is yielding no old photos....

The trig?


Slightly damaged 2013-12-19 10:01 - TP2820 (Dover Heights)

FB Number: S4412   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Slightly dinged pillar standing in some scrubby land in the middle of a load of new builds. FB faces SW-ish, with SE-ish open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Not bad views to the south otherwise a bit hemmed-in. Accessed via the cycle tracks from Dover Drive. Easy enough to find with the vegetation having died back!


Good condition 2013-12-19 09:43 - TP5465 (Pitreavie Golf Course)

FB Number: S4414   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in the rough above a tee on the golf course. Painted at some point in the last few years, but fading. FB faces south-ish with west-ish and north-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Views not too bad...easily accessed from the clubhouse car park to the west. All golfers encountered friendly!


Good condition 2013-11-30 13:06 - TP10980 (Harthill Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-11-30 11:59 - TP6454 (Thornton)

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

CJO said it all. Desperate! Took an hour to get to it and back. Didn't manage to hurt myself too badly although the phone battery went just before I reached it. So, no records! Least enjoyable trig to date (that exists)


Good condition 2013-11-30 10:45 - TP4275 (Knock Hill)

FB Number: S3207   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vgc pillar atop Knock Hill. Cap present with sunken lettering. All sightholes open although the west one has a stick jammed in it by some numpty. However, bolt visible internally. FB faces south-ish. Accessed from the east from the racetrack. Easy walk up metalled roads. Superb views from the top to Stirling, Ochils, Pentlands, Grangemouth, Longannet, Lomonds etc. Fantastic. There's an old railway bridge crossing an abandoned cutting with a CBM on it.


Good condition 2013-11-30 09:47 - TP1992 (Carneil Hill)

FB Number: S3237   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar with slightly rounded corners to the top screed. Cap missing but concrete plug in situ. FB faces south-ish with the same sighthole open only. Expansive views! Accessed from John Stuart Gait here (https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=56.080855,-3.556652&spn=0.003161,0.009645&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=56.081015,-3.559102&panoid=crJ6WHG77BElLxX0BcP_wA&cbp=12,161.18,,0,10.48). Quick wander up the edge of the field and keep heading for the high spot. Couple of fences to cross, but they've been "edited" for easy passing....(not by me, I hasten to add!)


Good condition 2013-11-30 08:58 - TP3295 (Gallowridge)

FB Number: S3201   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar buried in dense bracken (even in late November!) beside a field boundary. FB faces south-westish. Cap present with sunken lettering. Couldn't establish sightholes. Buried underground or under moss. Good views despite the minimal prominence of the location. Came up from the parking about 1m away to the west along forest roads and stuck to the field boundary.


Destroyed 2013-11-29 13:05 - TP13361 (Clydeway Industrial Centre)

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

I walk past this a lot. The original Clydeway is gone. Photo from CANMORE: http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/207533/digital_images/glasgow+4+30+elliot+place+clydeway+industrial+estate/


Good condition 2013-11-26 13:00 - TP13297 (Townhead Church Spire)

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

Thought I'd finally walk up to this after seeing it looming on the skyline for so many years. The spire, which is fairly huge, is the only remaining bit of the church and was featured on BBC's "Restoration" programme a few years ago. It stands nearly on the summit of Roystonhill (used to be Garngadhill) commanding fairly expansive views of Glasgow.

Townhead Church Spire Townhead Church Spire


Possibly missing 2013-11-04 12:38 - TP13359 (Bilsland Bakery Tower)

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

Tower still present, but no flagstaff on top now. Just a few trees!

Bilsland Bakery Tower Bilsland Bakery Tower


Good condition 2013-10-27 16:00 - TP11648 (Mossvale Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-10-19 16:40 - TP10956 (Denny Church Spire)

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

Near the singularly lovely shopping centre....

Denny Church Spire Denny Church Spire


Good condition 2013-10-18 16:39 - TP11563 (Lochwinnoch Parish Church Spire)

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

Bagged in passing when heading up to Castle Semple Collegiate Church.


Good condition 2013-10-15 15:15 - TP8947 (Turners Monument)

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


Good condition 2013-10-15 14:30 - TP9358 (Castle Douglas Clock Tower Cupola)

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


Good condition 2013-10-15 12:43 - TP8946 (Neilsons Monument)

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


Good condition 2013-10-14 10:46 - TP8945 (Wigton Monument)

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


Good condition 2013-10-13 16:07 - TP0508 (Creetown)

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

In good condition beside a field wall. No height tag, as usual...


Good condition 2013-10-13 12:00 - TP0859 (Anwoth)

FB Number: S8317   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

VGC pillar atop a good viewpoint across the Fleet Bay. FB faces south-ish with east-ish and north-ish sightholes open. Cap missing with morter-like plug present. Approached over the marked right of way from Gatehouse on Fleet via Trusty's Hill. Odd Pictish carvings there that I laser scanned about 10 years ago! Slightly boggy at the base of Trusty's Hill onto the hill with the trig and two other monuments. I first bagged this one at some point in around 1999. That time I came up from the west via Anwoth Old Kirk (used in some scenes from the Wicker Man film (original, not remake...)). There's also a pivot on Rutherford's Monument


Damaged 2013-10-12 16:22 - TP7530 (Carsluith Castle)

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

Bagged whilst at Carsluith Castle


Good condition 2013-09-28 18:26 - TP0068 (Craigdarroch)

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

Easy to find given the photos here. Sketch link broken. Bagged coming back down from Twentyshilling farm after bagging Glengenny


Good condition 2013-09-28 17:40 - TP3385 (Glengenny)

FB Number: S5984   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop a knoll in rough pasture. FB faces north-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Accessed from Twentyshiling farm to the west. Lady at farm happy with access, give good advice on how to get there and where to leave the car. Quad tracks most of the way there until about 400m away when it gets a bit freestyle. Not much gradient. OK views to Green Lowther, Cairnkinney and other surrounding larger hills.


Good condition 2013-09-28 15:59 - TP4995 (Mynwhirr Hill)

FB Number: S5831   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar surrounded by tall rushes! Mostly hidden as a result. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open but blocked internally. Cap present with sunken lettering. Views are OK. The hill is fairly unremarkable but sits nicely surrounded by much taller trig-laden neighbours. Parked about 3k to the east and walked in along the metalled road. The lower reaches of the hill look like they're starting to replant conifers, so access to this might get trickier in a few years.


Good condition 2013-09-28 13:45 - TP1403 (Black Craig)

FB Number: S5833   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar atop Black Craig. FB faces east-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. No cap or plug present. Superb 360 degree views. Came up from Blackcraig Farm via Quintin Knowe. Follow the fence line on the marked path. Boggy bit just before the trig still present and correct requiring a bounce of the fence and back again! Crafty pivot on the bedrock nearby.


Good condition 2013-08-31 13:31 - TP11132 (Paisley Baptist Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-07-24 15:50 - TP11636 (Irvine Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-07-24 15:40 - TP11635 (Trinity Church Spire Irvine)

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

Still under vast amounts of scaffolding...


Good condition 2013-07-24 11:40 - TP11595 (Crookedholme Church Tower Vane)

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

Cut benchmark on the right side of the building. There's another one on the next church along the road and the bridge at the Hurlford roundabout....


Good condition 2013-07-24 11:30 - TP11594 (Hurlford Church Spire)

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


Destroyed 2013-07-24 11:10 - TP11624 (Irvine Hospital Chimney)

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


Good condition 2013-07-18 18:36 - TP11597 (Riccarton Church Spire)

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

Cut benchmark on the right-hand side near the back


Good condition 2013-07-18 17:23 - TP9780 (Turnberry Lighthouse)

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


Good condition 2013-07-18 16:36 - TP12345 (Stranraer St Andrews Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-07-18 16:17 - TP0589 (Stranraer FBM Aux 1)

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


Couldn't find it 2013-07-18 16:10 - TP7218 (Stranraer)

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

What a difference a month makes. The waist-high nettles are now 10' deep from the road and around 6' high. Couldn't see the FBM and didn't have heavy-duty gardening gear with me! I shall return...


Good condition 2013-07-18 15:06 - TP1858 (Cairngarroch)

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

Vgc pillar. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes except south-ish open. Bolt visible. Cap present with raised lettering. Lady at cottage to the north fine with access with no cattle in the fields. Annoyingly, the trig is just over a) an electric fence; b) barbed wire fence. So, bit of jumping required....decent views, but not as good as other pillars in these parts.


Destroyed 2013-07-18 14:25 - TP7529 (Portpatrick)

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


Good condition 2013-07-18 14:25 - TP7547 (Portpatrick Tide Gauge )

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

Easy enough to find. Nice spot in the sun!


Good condition 2013-07-18 13:37 - TP4192 (Killantringan)

FB Number: S8086   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Vgc pillar atop Killantringan Fell. Easy access from the road to the north. Clear path up. FB faces east-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Superb views all round. Ireland clearly visible beyond Killantringan lighthouse which is also worth a look.


Good condition 2013-07-18 12:54 - TP6530 (Tor of Craigoch)

FB Number: S8189   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vgc pillar with massive looming castle-like monument beside it. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open. Visible through, but bolt has some stones on it...Cap missing with no plug. Excellent 360 views once you stand on the trig. Otherwise, bit hemmed in by shrubbery. Monument is interesting and the original hillfort can be determined even despite today's rampant vegetation. Easy parking at the foot of the hill.


Good condition 2013-07-18 12:54 - TP8944 (Tor of Craigoch Monument)

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

...like a giant chess-piece...dominates the skyline and, ergo, a useful point to get your bearings on!


Good condition 2013-07-18 12:27 - TP4288 (Knocknain)

FB Number: S8190   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Vgc pillar at field boundary. FB faces north-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Parked at Knocknain farm. Owner happy for access over field. Also chatted about painting pillars! Good views.


Good condition 2013-07-18 11:58 - TP9837 (Corsewall Point Lighthouse)

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


Good condition 2013-07-18 11:58 - TP1854 (Cairnbowie Hill)

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

Cracking start to, as I thought, the NX grid square. Turns out, cracking start to NW! Came up from the cottage to the west. Lady very helpful with respect to cattle and fence avoidal! Vgc pillar with FB facing south-ish. Cap present with raised lettering. Splendid views all round across to Ireland and Ailsa Craig. Also good views to the Corsewall lighthouse.


Good condition 2013-06-22 16:11 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)

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

No change from previous log. Cap still present and good views today. Decided to re-bag it when passing whilst doing a 17 mile loop of the north of the city to bag some cut benchmarks!


Good condition 2013-06-14 12:32 - TP11524 (Eastwood Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-06-09 06:40 - TP9802 (Claremont Church Spire)

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

Passed just on the last quarter mile of the Moonwalk!


Good condition 2013-06-09 06:30 - TP9799 (London Road Church Spire)

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

On the Moonwalk. Mile 25 no less! Even spotted the CBM on the way past (but wasn't allowed to bag it!)


Good condition 2013-06-09 06:00 - TP11982 (Holyrood Palace Flagstaff)

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

On Moonwalk


Good condition 2013-06-09 05:30 - TP11951 (Windsor Place Church Spire)

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

Towards the end of the Moonwalk...


Good condition 2013-06-09 05:30 - TP11948 (Piershill Church Spire)

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

On Moonwalk


Good condition 2013-06-09 04:45 - TP11252 (Cockenzie Power Station West Chimney)

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

On the Moonwalk, emerging from the sunrise


Good condition 2013-06-09 04:45 - TP11253 (Cockenzie Power Station East Chimney)

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

On the Moonwalk, emerging from the sunrise


Unreachable but visible 2013-06-09 04:40 - TP9281 (Martello Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

On the Moonwalk


Unreachable but visible 2013-06-09 04:30 - TP9807 (Imperial Dock Elevator Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

On the Moonwalk


Destroyed 2013-06-09 04:15 - TP9831 (West Pier Lighthouse)

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

On Moonwalk


Destroyed 2013-06-09 04:00 - TP9828 (Granton Clock Apex)

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

On the Moonwalk....


Destroyed 2013-06-09 04:00 - TP9827 (Granton Lighthouse)

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

On the Moonwalk


Destroyed 2013-06-09 00:30 - TP9925 (Parsons Green School Belfry)

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

On Moonwalk


Destroyed 2013-06-08 19:42 - TP9899 (Hydraulic Accumulator Apex)

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


Good condition 2013-06-01 14:00 - TP11596 (Kilmarnock Church Tower)

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


Good condition 2013-05-26 11:30 - TP11472 (Eaglesham Church Spire)

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

Walk past this regularly on the bigger Moonwalk training routes....ginormous 1GL on the front. Largest one I've seen to date (excepting the huge one on Buckingham Palace!)


Slightly damaged 2013-05-23 14:38 - TP1420 (Black Hill South)

FB Number: S6040   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Slightly damaged trig atop Black Hill (South). A chunk has been knocked out one edge near the base. FB faces northwest-ish with all sightholes open. Bolt visible. Cap missing with no plug. Huge views. Came up the quad track to the south which is signposted from Durisdeer village. Steep pull, but easy going underfoot. Excellent views over the Roman fortlet in the valley on this approach. There's also a 1GL benchmark on the village church (church and graveyard are fascinating in their own right) and another CBM on the gatepost at the track start hiding slightly behind a fencepost.


Good condition 2013-05-23 12:00 - TP4551 (Lousie Wood Law)

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

Parked at Elvanfoot Church and came up the quad tracks starting behind the church over Watchman Hill. Easy going underfoot and just follow the fence line up the long ridge. Blowing a gale today from the north with squalls of sleet and 0.5cm diameter hail at times. Visibility superb, however with big 360 degree views. FB north-ish, all sightholes open but blocked internally, cap missing with no plug. Pillar seems in good condition.


Good condition 2013-05-12 06:00 - TP11332 (Victoria Tower Flagstaff)

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


Good condition 2013-05-12 05:45 - TP11188 (Tower Bridge South Vane)

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


Good condition 2013-05-12 05:45 - TP11189 (Tower Bridge North Vane)

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


Good condition 2013-05-12 05:30 - TP11330 (Southwark Cathedral Tower Flagstaff)

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


Good condition 2013-05-12 05:00 - TP11187 (Tower of London Flagstaff)

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


Possibly missing 2013-05-12 04:00 - TP11183 (Waterloo Station Mast)

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


Good condition 2013-05-12 03:00 - TP11186 (Barkers Flagstaff)

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

During London Moonwalk...


Good condition 2013-05-12 02:30 - TP9433 (Hyde Park Hotel Cupola)

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

On the London Moonwalk....


Good condition 2013-05-11 20:00 - TP11180 (Telecom Tower Centre)

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


Good condition 2013-05-11 17:00 - TP9303 (Croydon Town Hall Dome)

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


Couldn't find it 2013-05-06 14:00 - TP10137 (Craigmillar Castle)

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


Destroyed 2013-05-06 13:00 - TP10185 (Prestonfield Church Vent)

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


Good condition 2013-05-06 12:50 - TP10136 (Northfield School Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-05-06 12:45 - TP10140 (Northfield Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-05-05 09:50 - TP9813 (Inverness Free Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-05-05 09:45 - TP9814 (Inverness Town Hall Spire)

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


Slightly damaged 2013-04-20 13:14 - TP5590 (Ravengill Dod)

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

Good condition pillar barring about 50% loss of the top screed. Cap present with sunken lettering. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open but internally blocked. Accessed up the gouged track from Glencaple. Owners fine with parking there. Expansive views.


Good condition 2013-04-07 16:00 - TP9001 (Cambuskenneth Abbey Tower Pinnacle)

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

Nice cut benchmark on the bell tower too...


Good condition 2013-04-07 16:00 - TP8571 (Wallace Monument Stirling)

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


Good condition 2013-04-01 15:00 - TP11625 (Kilwinning Church Tower)

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

Visited the abbey on the way to Goldenberry Hill. Faded 1GL CBM


Destroyed 2013-03-29 18:00 - TP9226 (Saughton Hall Dome)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 16:40 - TP10953 (Kirk of Shotts TV Mast)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:37 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

FB Number: S3014   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar atop Blackford Hill. Very busy today! FB faces south-ish with all sightholes open except north-ish. Bolt not visible due to internal debris. Cap missing and the top is unplugged. Base very eroded but completely massive, so unlikely to topple in the near future... Superb views from the top. Handy toposcope as well nearby. Parked in the observatory car park and just followed the road up. Doesn't really get much easier....


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9071 (Greenbank Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9065 (South Morningside Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9068 (St Matthews Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9076 (Braid Church Belfry)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9066 (Morningside Baptist Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9072 (Christchurch Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9078 (Bruntsfield Public School Dome)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9073 (Bruntsfield Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9077 (Bruntsfield School Belfry)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9067 (Barclay Church Spire)

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


Destroyed 2013-03-29 12:30 - TP9218 (Viewforth Church Tower Turret)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:15 - TP9070 (Braid Hotel Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 12:03 - TP9094 (Merchiston Castle School Belfry)

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

Missed it on the way past, but spotted from the top of Wester Craiglockhart...


Slightly damaged 2013-03-29 11:59 - TP6830 (Wester Craiglockhart Hill)

FB Number: S3009   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked in the layby beside the bus terminus on Wester Hill road. Rough path leads up through the trees and over the spine of the hill pretty much avoiding any golf course shenanigans. Excellent views from the top. Pillar in vgc except a small lump taken out one edge. FB faces east-ish with west-ish open only. Cap missing, but plugged.


Slightly damaged 2013-03-29 11:30 - TP10139 (Liberton House Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 11:30 - TP9197 (Sacred Heart Convent Tower Flagstaff)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 11:30 - TP9198 (Craiglockhart Parish Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 11:30 - TP9199 (Craiglockhart Institute Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 11:30 - TP9193 (Craig House Tower Vane)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 11:26 - TP9224 (Redford Barracks Dome)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 11:25 - TP10138 (Liberton Church Tower Centre)

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


Good condition 2013-03-29 11:25 - TP9228 (Fairmilehead Church Dome)

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


Good condition 2013-02-16 16:05 - TP9357 (Town Hall Cupola Motherwell)

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


Good condition 2013-02-16 16:00 - TP9356 (Ross House Cupola)

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

Viewed from the Clyde walkway on the north bank of the Clyde. Cupola clearly visible thanks to minimal vegetation! Ross House is an interesting looking pile...

Ross House Ross House from the Clydeside walkway


Good condition 2013-02-16 14:30 - TP10014 (Spittal Hill Aux Pipe Nail Mark)

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

Assuming it's what's in agentmancuso's photo.....however, there's another on the opposite side of the road and it's pretty wobbly. I'm not convinced....


Destroyed 2013-02-09 17:09 - TP9975 (Lochend No5 Pit Derrick Pole)

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

There are no buildings now standing at Lochend No. 5 Pit site. Only the bing remains (apparently known locally as "The Mexican's Hat"!). The RCAHMS have some older photos with some visible buildings and information at: http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/83459/details/lochend+colliery/

Lochend Colliery No. 5 Bing Photo showing the bing and no visible buildings


Good condition 2013-02-09 16:30 - TP9923 (Bainsford Belfry)

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

Bainsford Belfry


Good condition 2013-02-09 16:12 - TP9093 (Bonnybridge Church Belfry)

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

Bonnybridge Church Belfry


Good condition 2013-02-09 16:02 - TP9092 (Haggs Church Belfry)

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

Odd-looking church. Nice 1GL cut benchmark on it

Haggs Church


Damaged 2013-02-09 13:32 - TP6233 (Stronend)

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

Rough stone-built pillar with FB hacked out. Spider still present but cap also missing. No sightholes. Pillar situated within a substantial cairn. Ascended from Spout of Ballochleam after bagging Carleatheran. Quad tracks easy to follow until about 800m away from the trig, then a direct tussocky path must be found. 25m visibility today, so took a lot of waypoints and compass dead reckoning to find the path again! Very wet underfoot once you get to within about a mile of the trig. No views, unfortunately....


Destroyed 2013-02-09 13:32 - TP10103 (Stronend)

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


Good condition 2013-02-09 11:29 - TP1916 (Carleatheran)

FB Number: S3633   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Vgc pillar located inside a substantial cairn. Fb faces north-ish with north-ish and east-ish sightholes open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. No views at all due to a cloud base of around 50m! Parked by Bailie Bow's Bridge and walked up via Ballochleam. Reasonably firm underfoot following the mapped quad tracks apart from a few squelchy bits. Onto Stronend from here...


Good condition 2013-01-19 15:49 - TP2906 (Duncarnock)

FB Number: S3618   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

No change in pillar condition from previous logs. Quick opportunistic scoot up on the way past this afternoon around sunset. Lovely 360 views although the near skyline is a bit marred with the wind turbines on James Hill....:(


Good condition 2013-01-19 15:28 - TP10197 (Barrhead Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2013-01-17 13:00 - TP8841 (Canary Wharf Tower Apex)

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

Seen many a time but was working in the office opposite it....so, good views!


Good condition 2013-01-17 11:15 - TP8028 (Ashton Memorial)

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

Driven past it hundreds of times. Just noticed its on TP:UK so bagged it yesterday as the train I was on sped past it!


Slightly damaged 2013-01-10 14:14 - TP3484 (Green Lowther)

FB Number: S6131   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Slightly damaged trig pillar standing atop Green Lowther amidst a plethora of masts and aerials and crappy-looking buildings. FB faces south-ish with the west-ish sighthole open only. Trig generally in good condition except for the top screed which has suffered some depletion. No cap or plug present. Stupendously good 360 views all around. Today's visibility was about 30 miles. Came up the Southern Upland Way track from Wanlockhead.


Good condition 2013-01-10 13:15 - TP10951 (Green Lowther Radar Mast (Tallest))

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

Radomes for the win!


Possibly missing 2013-01-10 09:55 - TP8328 (Maxwelton Road)

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


Damaged 2013-01-09 15:49 - TP1864 (Cairnkinny)

FB Number: S5414   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Crumbling trig sited in a robbed-out cairn. Base is badly damaged with bits of trig littered about. FB still secure. FB faces north-east-ish with no visibly open sightholes. Cap present with sunken lettering. Accessed from the end of the Glentaggart road where the tarmac turns to metalling. Had to belt it up to avoid getting stuck on the hill in the dark. Just made it! Very shapely summit with excellent 360 degree views. The metalled road goes to around 150m away from the trig at which point a short, sharp pull up rough pasture is required.


Slightly damaged 2013-01-09 13:19 - TP5714 (Rodger Law)

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

Good condition pillar except some damage to the top screed which has the spider slightly exposed. FB faces east-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and unplugged. Great 360 views when the cloud deigned to lift! Came up from Kirkhope up a fairly obvious track over Catlaw Dod. Fairly pleasant underfoot. Scrap metal still litters the summit.


Slightly damaged 2013-01-09 11:55 - TP3954 (Hitteril Hill)

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

Good condition pillar excepting some minor damage to the top screed on one corner. Same path up as CJO. Parked at the entrance to Watermeetings Forest, take the first fire break on the left and follow it straight up. The first two sections are metalled and relatively easy going. The final stretch is tussocky. Nice hill sitting amidst taller neighbours! FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open except that one. No bolt visibility. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Damaged 2013-01-09 10:36 - TP6516 (Tomont Hill)

FB Number: S6128   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar as described by CJO now. Hill scarred with wind turbine access roads (one runs right up to the trig from the Watermeetings road). Turbine about 50m away from trig. Top surface completely gone with the spider exposed, but secure. Mapped forest now completely gone, so views not too bad. FB faces south-ish with south-ish and east-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Decent views over the Daer reservoir towards Hitteril Hill


Couldn't find it 2013-01-05 15:56 - TP0577 (Necropolis FBM Aux 1)

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

With Berntsen-sniffing child in tow. Retaped into the spot according to the sketch and stripped off about 1.5m x 1.5m of turf and moss. Still nothing! No obvious signs of where a bolt might have been either which is a bit odd. Gave up when the rain started....


Slightly damaged 2013-01-05 15:53 - TP7169 (Necropolis)

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

Revisit. No change in condition.


Damaged 2013-01-02 14:18 - TP6802 (West Cairn Hill)

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

Damaged pillar with spider still present. FB faces west-ish with north-ish and west-ish sightholes open. Cap missing and no plug. Came up from Little Vantage car park to the NW along the mapped track via Cauldstane Slap. Cloud base was around 300m, so no views of anything from the col onwards.....


Damaged 2012-12-21 14:41 - TP4317 (Lady Cairn)

FB Number: S6125   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Spider has now been removed by persons unknown. Very clean removal job. FB faces southeast-ish with only the north-west-ish sighthole open. Superb 360 degree views from the top. Accessed from the farm gate at NS957181. Follow the mapped track for about 200m, then take a right up the wind turbine road. Follow the metalled roads to the top. Steep!

Top with Removed Spider Spider now removed from Lady Cairn pillar
View north from Lady Cairn Turbine-tastic from Lady Cairn©descarte1


Damaged 2012-12-21 12:55 - TP6342 (Tewsgill Hill)

FB Number: S6130   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar with lots of removed material on the FB face especially. Does not appear worse than most recent photos on TP:UK. FB still intact and well sited. FB faces south-ish with south-ish and east-ish sightholes open. Cap present with raised lettering. Accessed from Abington car park up the mapped track. Quad tracks lead right to the top. Good views up until about 500m at which point the cloud base got in the way......


Slightly damaged 2012-11-30 16:12 - TP1047 (Barr)

FB Number: S6090   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar with some loss of the top screed. Cap missing and plugged with asphalt. FB faces east-ish with the west-ish and east-ish sightholes open. Bolt visible. Some trees to the south have been felled opening the view up a bit more. Views to the north are decent over Sanquhar and towards the prominent Green Lowther. Accessed from Barr farm (farmer very pleasant and fine with me dumping my car there) up the mapped track through the woods then straight to the pillar. Would be boggy but frozen underfoot today!


Damaged 2012-11-30 12:44 - TP6991 (Windy Standard East)

FB Number: S6124   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Damaged pillar atop excellent viewpoint. FB faces north-west-ish with north-east-ish sighthole open only. Top screed in bad shape with the spider well exposed. Spider still well fixed though. Cap missing and no plug. Large crack right through the pillar about 1' off the ground with a chunk missing from one edge. Not in great shape, but seems stable. Amazing 360 degree views from the top of this one on this very crisp and clear day. Criffel, Lake District to the south, Green Lowther to the east and as far north as Ben Lomond and Ben More. Fantastic! Came up from Afton reservoir parking via the mapped tracks. Avoided the firebreak shortcut and stuck to the roads. 15 mile round trip....


Good condition 2012-11-26 16:05 - TP10000 (Cumnock Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-11-26 15:50 - TP10021 (New Cumnock Church Spire)

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


Destroyed 2012-11-26 15:30 - TP4323 (Laight Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2012-11-26 13:58 - TP2012 (Carsgailoch Hill)

FB Number: S5409   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar although difficult to completely establish that as it's being consumed by moss.....No open sightholes that I could see, FB faces south-east-ish. Cap present with sunken lettering. Reading past logs, I was slightly nervous of this one. However, the reality of today's bag was considerably worse! I'm guessing previous baggers have accessed this trig via the mapped track from Dalgig Farm to the south, then up the rides. Unfortunately, Dalgig Farm and all its associated fields are now opencast quarry. Completely obliterated. Access now is only possible from the north. I parked at NS558171 and walked up the works road (another unmapped quarry) until NS557168 then bounced the field gate and walked in a straight line for the mapped ride at NS551152. It's about 1.5km from the gate to the ride and covers a mixture of squelchy pasture (fine), rank waist-high grass (not fine) and rough grasses and sphagnum moss (not fine). Then, follow the ride. The trig is easy enough to find with a spot of tree-bashing. Couldn't find the Martyr's Grave despite compass and GPS saying I was standing on it......if you thought this trig was a bit hardcore before.....it's just got worse. The walk-in is dreadful.

Landscape around Carsgailoch Hill (Nov2012) Landscape around Carsgailoch Hill (Nov2012) after quarry extensions©descarte1


Good condition 2012-11-26 12:11 - TP5338 (Peat Hill)

FB Number: S5332   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open except east. Internal bolt not visible. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views north, south blocked by Enoch Hill! Accessed from a layby to the NW. There's a relatively visible path through the field there to the trig.


Good condition 2012-11-26 10:27 - TP3063 (Enoch Hill)

FB Number: S5977   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vgc pillar with a couple of very minor cracks on one edge. FB faces south-west-ish, with the same side sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Amazing 360 degree views! Rhinns of Kells looking very pretty with some snow dusting the top. Ditto for Arran. Accessed via mapped road from WNW then up the forest ride.


Good condition 2012-11-10 15:15 - TP10309 (Druim na Dubh Ghlaic)

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

Excellent views from the top of Shuna in all directions. Easy enough find as the bolt is exposed and mushroom like. Accessed from the NE via the mapped track. The ruined Shuna House is well worth a look as well.


Good condition 2012-11-10 09:57 - TP9776 (Reisa an t-Sruith Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from Garbh Reisa. Not visible at all from the north.

Reisa an t-Sruith Lighthouse Apologies for dreadful photo. The lighthouse is the white bit 2/3 from the left side just above the sea/ground boundary!


Good condition 2012-11-10 09:57 - TP9775 (Ruadh Sgeir Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from Garbh Reisa


Good condition 2012-10-19 16:25 - TP8012 (Lochgoyne Monument)

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


Good condition 2012-10-15 19:06 - TP9761 (Glas Eileanan Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from Craignure to Oban ferry


Good condition 2012-10-15 15:00 - TP2893 (Dun Island)

FB Number: 10364   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition Vanessa pillar atop Iona's highpoint ("Dun I", apparently, not "Dun Island"). Nice rocky outcrop with unfindable bolt and hydro station. FB faces north-ish with east-ish and south-ish sightholes open. Cap missing and no plug. Lovely views all round with excellent visibility today with Coll, Tiree, Treshnish Isles, Jura all visible. Lovely!


Couldn't find it 2012-10-15 14:58 - TP7936 (Dun Island)

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

Spent 20 minutes hunting with the Berntsen-sniffing child. If it's still there, it's buried by peat


Couldn't find it 2012-10-15 14:53 - TP7935 (Dun Island)

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

Spent a while looking for this as well. Just couldn't find it at all. Nothing obvious....


Good condition 2012-10-15 10:15 - TP9763 (Eilean Musdile Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from Oban to Craignure ferry!


Good condition 2012-10-15 10:15 - TP8883 (Ladys Rock Beacon)

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

Viewed from Oban to Craignure ferry


Good condition 2012-10-15 09:50 - TP8913 (Hutchesons Monument)

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

Viewed cruising past on the Mull ferry...


Good condition 2012-10-14 17:11 - TP8914 (Neil Munros Monument)

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

Stone-built obelisk

Neil Munro's Monument Neil Munro's Monument©descarte1


Good condition 2012-10-05 17:53 - TP9232 (Leith Academy Dome)

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


Destroyed 2012-10-05 17:51 - TP9101 (Leith School Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-10-05 17:50 - TP9100 (Pilrig Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-10-05 15:13 - TP0683 (Scald Law)

FB Number: S1573   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition trig. FB faces east-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and asphalt plug broken open. OS plaque present and correct. Some minor damage to the top screed. Up from Threipmuir Reservoir over West and East Kip to Scald Law. Super views and an excellent 8 mile circuit.


Good condition 2012-10-05 11:23 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)

FB Number: S3092   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Good condition pillar atop Allermuir Hill. Superb visibility today in all directions. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes open and bolt visible. No cap or plug present. Viewpoint indicator appears to have lost its information board....glorious long views down the Pentlands and across the whole Central Belt. Superb!


Destroyed 2012-10-05 08:58 - TP3937 (Hillwood)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Not reappeared...


Good condition 2012-10-04 18:15 - TP0495 (Glenshee)

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

Good condition FBM with pile of logs nearby (but not on top of it!). Easy parking at the gate, plenty of space. Height tag missing (what a surprise....)


Good condition 2012-10-01 16:16 - TP5143 (Normans Law)

FB Number: S4793   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Good condition pillar atop prominent local hill. FB faces east-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing with asphalt plug. Little toposcope nearby. Superb views along the Tay Valley and back across to the Lomonds and friends. Stunning especially with some slightly interesting weather!


Destroyed 2012-10-01 15:19 - TP4212 (Kilwhiss)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Hasn't reappeared..


Good condition 2012-10-01 13:53 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar atop West Lomond. Some minor scuffing to the top screed. The base is badly eroded, to say the least. Very "Ben Lawers"! FB faces NW-ish with SW/NE-ish sightholes open but blocked internally. Primary plaque in place. Superb 360 degree views with good visibility today. Bitter wind though!


Good condition 2012-10-01 12:05 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition trig unusually placed on an earthwork bank below the summit. Very odd. Reached the top and got a bit baffled by the "where the hell's the trig?!". Did spot a benchmark on the toposcope plinth though! Glorious views today. FB faces SE-ish with all sightholes open and bolt visible. No cap or plug


Good condition 2012-10-01 10:45 - TP6828 (Wester Balgedie)

FB Number: S3206   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Third roadside bag of the day. Good condition pillar with south-ish facing FB and no obviously open sightholes. Cap present with sunken lettering. Nice views over Loch Leven and Benarty Hill.


Good condition 2012-10-01 09:59 - TP4149 (Keirsbeath Ridge)

FB Number: S4416   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Should have read the logs beforehand. Got shouted at by the "garden" owner after walking in over the grass verge as it wasn't really obviously part of the more obvious gardened bit! FB faces west-ish with no obviously open sightholes. Cap missing with asphalt plug. OK views.


Damaged 2012-10-01 09:49 - TP4229 (Kingseat Hill)

FB Number: S3167   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Damaged pillar standing on a prominent highpoint on the outskirts of Dunfermline. Layby immediately beside the pillar, so easy bag! Pretty good views to the south. FB faces north-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap is missing and asphalt plug present. A sizeable chunk has been knocked off one top corner and a chunk is missing from one side.

Damage to trig Damage to the trig


Good condition 2012-09-30 16:22 - TP8937 (Hope Monument)

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


Good condition 2012-09-30 13:22 - TP9782 (Oxcars Lighthouse)

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

Looks fine from Inchcolm island...


Good condition 2012-09-30 13:22 - TP9832 (Inchkeith Lighthouse)

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


Slightly damaged 2012-09-29 14:23 - TP1174 (Beinn Chaorach)

FB Number: S5080   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Good condition trig with a chunk out one edge. Otherwise, sound. Rough concrete construction with some aggregate chunks showing. Cap missing and no plug. FB faces SE-ish with all 4 sightholes open but blocked internally. Superb 360 degree views from here. Came up the hill pretty directly from the reservoir. 3-4 car parking at the end of the reservoir road.

Damage to trig Minor damage to the trig. Small chunks taken out of one edge.


Good condition 2012-09-24 16:03 - TP7983 (East Kilbride Church Tower Vane)

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

Gates locked. You can see the 1GL though. Looks huge! Must compare it against Eaglesham and Cambuslang.....


Good condition 2012-09-24 14:30 - TP5296 (Parishholm Hill)

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

Good condition pillar atop a fairly prominent little hill. Quite visible from the road below! FB faces north-ish with all sightholes except n open (blocked internally though). No cap or plug. Cloud base descended dramatically during my ascent so absolutely no views at all. Disappointing as I suspect they would have been nice along the Douglas valley. Approached from the E along the mapped forest track. Gets a bit steep once the track runs out though!


Slightly damaged 2012-09-24 12:47 - TP2370 (Common Hill)

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

Good condition pillar in amongst the Hagshaw Hill windfarm. Minor damage to top screed, otherwise fine. FB faces east-ish with north- and west-ish sightholes open. Cap missing but an asphalt plug is present. Views a bit clagged in but occasional glimpses into fine views along the Douglas valley and to the east. Easy walk up from the mapped outdoor centre to the south-east.


Slightly damaged 2012-09-05 12:56 - TP5197 (Nutberry Hill)

FB Number: S5462   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged pillar slightly off the summit of Nutberry Hill. Lots of minor cracking and quite a lot of moss coverage. Pillar looks weatherbeaten. Cap present with sunken lettering. FB faces north-ish. No obvious sightholes under the moss. Did the 11.2 mile round trip along the metalled road from South Cumberhead. Easy going. Lovely weather the entire way until the curse of Nutberry Hill set in at the top with a cold downpour! Fortunately, it passed quickly and lovely views were to be had. Dungavel, Middlefield, Cairn Table all visible and the omnipresent Tinto...


Good condition 2012-08-28 17:08 - TP2472 (Cowglen Golf Course)

FB Number: S3634   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit. No change from previous entries wrt condition. Lovely views north from the bench beside the 8th tee! Ballwhackers very chatty today (mostly "whityedaein?"). No problems with access.


Good condition 2012-08-04 16:22 - TP9762 (Fladda Lighthouse)

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

Fladda Lighthouse ©descarte1


Possibly missing 2012-08-04 15:05 - TP10310 (Lunga)

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


Couldn't find it 2012-08-04 12:30 - TP10311 (Garbh Eileach)

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

After much searching around the summit, just couldn't see anything bolt-like at all. If it exists, it's under scrubby grass or moss....


Good condition 2012-08-04 11:08 - TP3035 (Eileach An Naoimh)

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

Good condition Vanessa pillar on the highest point of Eileach an Naoimh. Cap present with raised lettering. FB faces north-ish with both sightholes open but blocked internally. Absolutely superb day out to the Garvellachs, Lunga and Eilean Dubh Mor thanks to Duncan Phillips. Excellent visibility in all directions with the expected huge views. Simply stunning! The Historic Scotland monastery is also fascinating and has been on my wishlist for a good many years, so doubly excellent!

Eileach an Naoimh trig Vanessa trig on Eileach an Naoimh©descarte1


Good condition 2012-08-03 21:35 - TP9577 (Lochgilphead Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-08-03 17:11 - TP9564 (Victoria Tower)

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


Damaged 2012-08-03 17:00 - TP9781 (Dumbuck Lighthouse)

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


Good condition 2012-07-21 13:12 - TP2652 (Cruach Tairbeirt)

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

Vgc pillar atop prominent hill. FB faces south-ish, with south-ish and north-ish sightholes open and clear through. Bolt visible. Cap present with raised lettering. Pillar still white-ish, but fading. Superb 360 views to taller neighbours and down both lochs Lomond and Long. Parked at station and took quite possibly the most bizarre route up and a more conventional one down.....


Good condition 2012-07-06 15:51 - TP0137 (Sampool Bridge)

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

Riveting....


Good condition 2012-07-06 12:15 - TP0133 (Mansriggs)

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

Good condition surface block. Easy enough to find and currently uncovered (although with a bit of black bin liner stuffed into the hole....)


Good condition 2012-07-06 11:59 - TP7232 (Ulverston)

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

Good condition FBM beside road. Currently uncovered by vegetation and easily found. Height tag missing. Nice views north towards the main Lakes peaks.


Good condition 2012-07-06 11:57 - TP0597 (Ulverston FBM Aux 1)

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

Good condition Berntsen in location as described by others. Clearly visible.


Good condition 2012-07-06 11:30 - TP7454 (Barrow Monument)

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


Good condition 2012-06-19 17:44 - TP9465 (Greenbank Church Tower Centre)

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


Slightly damaged 2012-06-17 14:45 - TP1282 (Ben Ledi)

FB Number: S6956   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Slighty damaged pillar with some chunks missing low on one edge. Pillar has a crack running completely round around FB height and also some graffiti on on face. Cap missing and no plug present. FB faces E-ish with the W/S-ish sightholes open. Approach along the mapped route with heavy clag at the summit. However, in the windless conditions and during lunch, the clag dissipated leaving spectacular views for around 20 minutes before descending again! Superb!


Destroyed 2012-06-12 19:08 - TP5526 (Prestwich Resr)

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

Pillar gone, as is the entire reservoir! Replaced with Sim City identihousing. Pillar would have been somewhere in the garden of 18 Shirehills. No real views due to....housing. Probably would have been quite nice otherwise....oh well.


Slightly damaged 2012-06-12 18:16 - TP5316 (Parrenthorn)

FB Number: S2793   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar, if a bit moss-covered and dinged on the edges. Metal loops are gone as is the cap with no plug present. FB faces W-ish with E/S-ish sightholes open only. Pillar is leaning 8 degrees off true but seems stable enough. Accessed from road to the north along the bridleway which was litter-, and barkers egg-, free....No real views except to the east to the motorway...


Good condition 2012-06-12 17:59 - TP9114 (Higher Blackley Belfry)

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


Good condition 2012-06-12 17:42 - TP7509 (Manchester)

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

As exciting as active stations are.......spotted from the tram stop on way to more interesting trigs (i.e., missing ones)....


Good condition 2012-06-10 05:00 - TP9196 (Broughton St Marys Parish Church Vane)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 04:45 - TP9239 (St Christophers Church Dome)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 04:30 - TP9240 (Portobello Parish Church Dome)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 04:30 - TP9312 (Brighton Place Cross)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 04:30 - TP9565 (Portobello Library Clock Tower)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 04:00 - TP8886 (Eastern Craigs Beacon)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 04:00 - TP8888 (Craigentinny Beacon)

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


Possibly missing 2012-06-10 04:00 - TP8887 (Middle Craigs Beacon)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 03:50 - TP9830 (Newhaven Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 03:40 - TP9829 (Newhaven Lighthouse)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 03:30 - TP9233 (Atlantic Chambers Dome)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 03:00 - TP9206 (Belford Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 03:00 - TP9208 (Dean Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 03:00 - TP9212 (Daniel Stewarts College Dome East)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 03:00 - TP9176 (Fettes College Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 02:30 - TP9069 (Edinburgh St Marys Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 02:30 - TP9214 (Holy Trinity Church Tower Centre)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 02:00 - TP9075 (St Georges West Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 01:00 - TP9011 (Royal Infirmary Clock Tower)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 00:30 - TP9210 (St Andrews Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 00:30 - TP9190 (Augustine Bristo Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 00:30 - TP9079 (Edinburgh St Georges Parish Church Dome)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 00:30 - TP9014 (Fire Station Tower Flagstaff)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 00:30 - TP9012 (George Heriot School Dome)

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


Good condition 2012-06-10 00:30 - TP9010 (Edinburgh Varsity Dome)

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


Couldn't find it 2012-06-05 09:19 - TP8332 (Alexandria Resr)

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


Good condition 2012-06-04 16:41 - TP7479 (Loch-na-Brae)

FB Number: 11177   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vgc, although very mossy, pillar located inside a timber shed! Decided to not follow Rob's splendidly accurate instructions and looped round the house from the convenient parking to the south. Eaten alive by midges and annoying trudge over dried brash. So, just follow Rob's instructions, it's much easier. FB faces E-ish with the same sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. No real views today due to dense foliage. The enclosure is actually mapped at 1:25000 being the little square to the north of the mapped wall forming the north wall of Loch-na-Brae's garden.


Good condition 2012-06-04 15:39 - TP2188 (Clach Mackenny)

FB Number: S5140   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Vgc pillar on a prominent ridge of the Rosneath peninsula. FB faces SE-ish with all sightholes open and clean through. Bolt covered in debris, unfortunately. Cap missing with asphalt plug. Superb 360 degree views now that the surrounding forest has been logged! Views to Arran, Rothesay, Achafour, Kilmun, Arrochar Alps, Strone and Beinn Chaorach plus back to Glasgow and the Gare Loch. Unfortunately, the blight that is Faslane is also visible. Follow the mapped track from Clachan Farm. Superb!


Good condition 2012-06-04 14:00 - TP9091 (Dumbarton Academy Belfry)

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


Good condition 2012-06-02 15:00 - TP8938 (Nelsons Monument)

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


Good condition 2012-06-02 13:00 - TP9015 (Flagstaff Tower Edinburgh Castle)

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


Good condition 2012-06-02 13:00 - TP9013 (Tolbooth Parish Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-02 13:00 - TP9007 (Library Dome)

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


Good condition 2012-06-02 13:00 - TP9000 (St Giles Cathedral Pinnacle)

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


Good condition 2012-06-02 13:00 - TP9009 (Tron Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-06-02 13:00 - TP9002 (Railway Hotel Clock Tower Pinnacle)

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


Inaccessible 2012-06-02 09:08 - TP9466 (S S E B)

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


Inaccessible 2012-06-02 09:08 - TP9537 (St Margarets Church Tower Newlands)

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


Destroyed 2012-06-02 09:07 - TP9467 (State Cinema Kings Park)

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


Inaccessible 2012-06-02 09:07 - TP9464 (Mount Florida Flats)

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


Couldn't find it 2012-05-26 10:20 - TP8329 (Northcraig Resr)

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


Couldn't find it 2012-05-26 10:00 - TP8331 (Thornhill Cottage)

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


Couldn't find it 2012-05-26 09:30 - TP8330 (Langside)

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


Couldn't find it 2012-05-26 09:00 - TP8296 (Corsehill Mount)

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


Damaged 2012-05-19 15:01 - TP1283 (Ben Lomond)

FB Number: S1594   Condition: Damaged   Score: 10/10

Damaged pillar atop Ben Lomond. Some large chunks knocked out of the base and minor damage to the flush bracket. Cap missing with no plug and all sightholes blocked. FB faces south-ish. Stupendous views in all directions for about 70 miles. Ascended via the Ptarmigan route and down the tourist route. Much better approach, in my opinion!


Good condition 2012-05-05 10:51 - TP4101 (Inchmarnock Island)

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

Vgc stone-built pillar on the uninhabited Inchmarnock island. Bagged this one properly (no telescopes involved this time) as part of a group visit with other TP:UK luminaries. Lovely views all round especially to Arran. Quick wander round the island (mostly avoiding highland coos) afterwards.


Damaged 2012-05-04 17:01 - TP4954 (Mountherrick)

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

Damaged pillar with crumbling concrete all round. Large chunks of trig lie around the pillar and the FB is gone. Internal angle iron is visible. FB faced W-ish with all sightholes open and bolt visible. Cap present with sunken lettering. Nice unchallenging walk up from Blairhill to the north following the 1:25k mapped track and then the obvious quad track that leads almost to the trig. Lots of lambs bouncing around. Decent, but not great views.


Good condition 2012-05-04 15:54 - TP3652 (Harten Hill)

FB Number: S6140   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop Forside HIll (not Harten Hill). Accessed from the south and just came straight up the hill. FB faces S-ish with N-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views all round despite the low position (relative to its neighbours). Nice to see Dungavel Hill East in profile (that I'd just previously climbed). Nice big cut pivot in front of the flush bracket on the ground (see coinea's photo).


Toppled 2012-05-04 14:14 - TP2917 (Dungavel Hill East)

FB Number: S6126   Condition: Toppled   Score: 8/10

Toppled pillar atop the well-placed Dungavel Hill (east). Saw the same signs as coinea but the fields with the mapped track were heaving with coos and calves and, as a result, did the sane option and avoided those fields entirely. Parked at Roberton and came up the west side of the main wood in the field. Steep ascent but easy going as sheep pasture. Near the point where the wood and road meet, there's a little path. Took the metalled road as far as it'd go and then up to the top. NIce walk. Excellent 360 views. No coos. Pillar in good nick other than being toppled! The pillar internals are laid out clearly. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Damaged 2012-05-04 12:29 - TP1419 (Black Hill North)

FB Number: S5411   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar with heavily eroded base and more crumbling concrete exposing the internal angle iron. FB faces N-ish with W/E-ish sightholes open and bolt visible. Cap present with sunken lettering. Great 360 degree views. Problematic bag due to first approach from Pepperknowes resulting in a bad electric fence shock. Second approach via Woodlands yielded a good route from the extremely chatty farmer. His cows were calving, so best avoided.....lots of electric fences, so be careful. Headed SW from Woodlands across the field until a stone dyke. Jump that and head up the hill. Re-enter the top field. Come down via the same route. Watch the iron gate on the track to Stonehill, the electric fence is connected to it and sounds painful from the humming......


Damaged 2012-05-04 10:35 - TP5701 (Robert Law)

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

Damaged pillar especially around the base with crumbling concrete and visible angle iron internals. FB faces NE-ish with SW/NW-ish sightholes open. Cap is missing and no plug present. Good 360 views of the surrounding hills. Came up via Mountstewart. Grumpy, but not GOML, farmer. Follow the quadtrack.


Couldn't find it 2012-04-24 18:47 - TP8009 (Greenwich Observatory)

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

Great place, but no idea where the bolt might be.....


Destroyed 2012-04-21 09:14 - TP7984 (Centre One Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

What's less interesting than a mast? A missing mast.


Good condition 2012-04-15 13:11 - TP2817 (Doune Hill)

FB Number: S8848   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar. FB faces SE-ish with all sightholes except NE-ish open and clear through with pillar bolt visible. Cap missing with asphalt plug in place. Stupendously expansive views today to Ailsa Craig, Goat Fell, Duncolm, Ben Lomond, Ben More, Arrochar Alps and out to Jura. Superb! Came up as per clochandighter's route and descended via the bealach to the SW towards Creag Tharsuinn. Planned to descend via mapped tracks before discovering a giant military fence (shown on 1:25k)! Skirted round that to the east and followed the road back along Glen Douglas.


Slightly damaged 2012-03-24 15:55 - TP1309 (Ben Vorlich)

FB Number: S6510   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar with the exception of some damage to the top screed. FB faces east-ish with the cap missing and no plug. All sightholes are open but blocked internally so no pillar bolt. Came up from Inveruglas via Loch Sloy. Reached the dam then just headed straight up the side. Very very steep until the bealach, then easy walk along the ridge. Descended via Coire na Baintighearna until the mapped track then followed that down. Long day.....


Slightly damaged 2012-03-17 18:05 - TP4809 (Middlefield Law)

FB Number: S5475   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar with minor spalling to the top screed. Otherwise intact. 400th trig on TP:UK! Tussocky and splodgy ascent from the farm track to the south which has a handy layby near a wind turbine but not too taxing. Superb 360 views to a lot of other summits including Dungavel West, Nutberry Hill, Cairn Table, Green Lowther, Tinto and visibility today was out to Arran and up to Ben Lomond. Stunning. Large cairn near the trig with some interesting graffitied stones including a curiously authentic looking OS pivot on a piece of rock!


Good condition 2012-03-17 15:45 - TP4129 (James Hill)

FB Number: S3553   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. Pog's 100th trig on TP:UK. Still boggy, but good views today. Bumped in clochandighter and coinea on the way down who seemed to be doing the same trigs as us in reverse order!


Slightly damaged 2012-03-17 15:02 - TP5071 (Neilstonside Hill)

FB Number: S3682   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Revisit. No change from previous log. Glorious weather resulted in huge views north for such little effort! No coos today and the nearby crag was busy.


Good condition 2012-03-17 14:19 - TP2906 (Duncarnock)

FB Number: S3618   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Revisit. No change from previous log. Had the hill to ourselves but the people mentioned in clochandighter's log were starting to head up when we descended! Glorious weather and huge views.


Good condition 2012-03-17 13:35 - TP4607 (Maiden Hill)

FB Number: S3654   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit. No change from previous log. Superb views west and north today though. Lot of horses about...


Good condition 2012-03-17 13:06 - TP5555 (Quarry Patterton)

FB Number: S3637   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit. No change from previous log.


Damaged 2012-03-10 12:09 - TP2463 (Cousland)

FB Number: S2683   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Damaged pillar in hedgerow. Seems quite sunken although probably just ploughsoil piling up around it. Pillar is definitely off true measured as ~6 degrees off level! Large chunk taken out of a corner indicating the trig has probably had a serious dunt at some point. FB faces west-ish and nearly buried with minor car-key based excavation required. No sightholes even visible, let alone open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Quite nice views considering....

Cousland trig damage Damage to Cousland trig pillar


Good condition 2012-03-10 11:39 - TP0983 (Balgreen)

FB Number: S2685   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very good condition pillar beside mapped track. FB faces south-ish with north/south-ish sightholes open but internally blocked. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views for the sheer lack of effort required to visit the trig. Parked in the access road to the reservoir nearby. There's also a cut benchmark on the corner of a barn on the way to the trig.


Good condition 2012-03-10 11:22 - TP0074 (Brookbank)

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

Good condition surface block. Still uncovered from previous visits, so very easy to find with the sketch. Parked in front of the southbound cottage. No problems, but as previously noted, very busy and fast road. Take care!


Good condition 2012-03-10 11:07 - TP1886 (Camilty Hill)

FB Number: S2681   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar standing near a well-preserved Roman fortlet. FB faces east-ish with no obvious open sightholes. Cap present with raised lettering. Easy access from the mapped forest track with good parking about 200m to the south on the northbound side of the road. Views a bit hemmed in by the surround forests.


Slightly damaged 2012-03-10 10:34 - TP5335 (Pearie Law)

FB Number: S2652   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar with some minor damage to the top corners and moss covered. Also, very black as noted previously. FB faces west-is with the south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Parked in the model flyers car park after asking permission. Interestingly, the chap who said "go right ahead and the trig's up that ride there" got shouted at by an elder member of the club about letting "non-flyers use the car park". Nice to see consistency there!


Good condition 2012-03-10 09:58 - TP3612 (Hardgatehead Farm)

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

Vgc pillar on grazing land. No animals around today. Followed peregrinus' route which seems easiest. FB faces south-west-ish with the same sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views all round.


Good condition 2012-02-19 12:39 - TP2331 (Coire Garbh)

FB Number: S6931   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very good condition pillar near summit of Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn flavour). Base eroded but stable. Pillar in good condition and off-white with FB facing north-ish, no cap or plug present and no sightholes open. Got lucky with weather today with huge 360 degree visibility. Stunning!


Damaged 2012-01-07 15:42 - TP2029 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S5583   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Crumbling pillar situated in the midst of a well-preserved Iron Age hillfort which is worth a look in itself. Approached from Candybank to the ENE. Easy access up the field edge on a track. Watch the last gate to the field with the hillfort and trig in it. The farmer has closed the gate with a twist of wire which was nicely bridging the electric fence electrifying the entire gate....local I spoke to before going up said farmer can be "difficult" so possible future GOML noise. Good views from the top. FB faces south-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. The top is fairly crumbling away with two spider arms well exposed. Similar effect as per Symington but not as far advanced. Lower pillar edges also crumbling badly.


Possibly missing 2012-01-07 15:15 - TP0072 (Causewayend)

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

Traffic island alterations have probably blatted this one. As per andyc's log, didn't want to start excavating past 9" into the ground....


Damaged 2012-01-07 14:40 - TP6296 (Symington Mill)

FB Number: S5458   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Damaged pillar standing right beside road. As noted before, the concrete of the top surface has completely disappeared either through deterioration or help. The spider stands completely proud of the cement with clearly visible pinning "legs". Marked up due to this! Pillar otherwise in decent condition. FB faces north-east-ish with south-west-ish sighthole open only. Despite the state of the top, the cap is still there with sunken lettering. Nice views all around.


Inaccessible 2012-01-07 10:03 - TP10261 (Rosebank Tower)

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


Good condition 2012-01-07 09:50 - TP9217 (Cambuslang Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2012-01-07 09:38 - TP9220 (Norit Works Chimney)

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


Good condition 2012-01-02 15:36 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

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

Vgc pillar on surprisingly good high point in the midst of Edinburgh! Accessed from the marked path to the west. Good parking and a very short rip up the hill. Gale from Arthur's Seat seems to have followed us with the top being almost impossible to stand upright on! Braced against the pillar, the views are 360 degrees and fantastic with "Seven Hills" marked on the nearby viewfinder. Long views to the Lomonds, Traprain Law, North Berwick Law, Bass Rock, Ballancrieff Hill etc. along with the obligatory Edinburgh pillars. Superb for so little effort to get up it! FB faces southeast-ish with all sightholes open but blocked internally. Cap is missing with asphalt plug but that's had a wee hole punched into it...


Couldn't find it 2012-01-02 15:18 - TP4343 (Lang Loan)

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

If there are remains there, they are well buried under sodden, rotting crap that I wasn't prepared to dig out....yuck.


Destroyed 2012-01-02 15:12 - TP3144 (Ferniehill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Pillar appeared to have been in the middle of Ferniehill Drive according to the GPS (and in agreement with GRP's picture).


Slightly damaged 2012-01-02 14:04 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

FB Number: S3012   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Good condition "two-stage" pillar on top of Arthur's Seat. Blowing a gale today with photos only taken either by sitting down on hanging onto the hole on the top! That said, place was going like a fair. Original pillar seems encased in a new thicker base. No sightholes visible and the cap is missing with no plug. Minor chips to the top. Stellar 360 degree views, as expected. Pillar looking a bit grubby with a lot of vandalism on it now. FB faces west-ish.


Unreachable but visible 2012-01-02 13:29 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Still no access...pillar appears to be in good nick. No change from previous visit.


Good condition 2012-01-02 13:18 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: N/A   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

No change from previous log. Bolt still clearly visible on the rock outcrop.


Good condition 2012-01-02 13:16 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

FB Number: N/A   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No change from previous log. FBM in good condition.


Slightly damaged 2012-01-01 13:42 - TP4427 (Linn Park Golf Course)

FB Number: S3658   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar on Linn Park golf course. FB faces south-ish with the north-ish sighthole open only. Good-sized chip at the end of one spider arm but otherwise vgc. Cap missing and no plug. View from the trig itself a bit limited due to a stand of trees in front of it. Round the other side of those, though, excellent expansive views north to Earl's Seat, Dumbreck, Duncolm, Meikle Bin, Holehead.

Linn Park Golf Course top Linn Park Golf Course top showing minor damage


Slightly damaged 2011-12-30 16:03 - TP4200 (Kilmein Hill)

FB Number: S5410   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition but moss-covered pillar. FB faces north-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Damage to the top screed with the end of a spider arm exposed. Last trig of the day and decided to chance getting there and back before darkness set in. Just made it! Parked at the road end as per previous logs. Headed up the mapped track and followed it west past the quarry gate. Took the first forest ride past the gate due south which meets up with the mapped forest track (actually a massive road!). Followed that east until the forest edge, then quick bash up the tussocky edge to the trig. Summit a bit heathery and spongy but not too bad. Not half as bad as I'd thought it was going to be despite the high squelch factor on the firebreak....No views due to low cloudbase.

Top Screed minor damage Current top screen condition.


Good condition 2011-12-30 14:04 - TP1352 (Big Hill Of Glenmount)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar on top of a prominent hill. Built without flush bracket. Cap present with sunken lettering. West-ish sighthole open only. Awesome 360 views (despite the rain). Parked at roundhouse at the mapped parking area to the north-east. Headed up vague paths to Glessel Hill spot height at which point the "big hill" bit comes into view. Quite an imposing approach of ~1200m across some very soggy moorland. Fortunately there's a quadbike track that can be followed which goes right to the top of the hill. Makes life a lot easier!


Slightly damaged 2011-12-30 12:36 - TP0925 (Auchenroy Hill)

FB Number: S5345   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good-ish condition pillar. FB faces west-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing with asphalt plug. South-ish and west-ish faces are showing a bit of wear with the aggregate visible. Slight damage to the top with some lost material but also two cracks at the spider arm ends which are quite substantial. One spider arm end is exposed. Claggy day, so views limited, but Big Hill of Glenmount and Kilmein Hill visible. Parked to the north and just headed virtually due south up the steepest part of the hill. Nae messin'!


Good condition 2011-12-30 11:14 - TP3381 (Glenalla Fell)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar located on a very pointy hill. Rough surface all over the trig with quite a bit of moss taken hold. Built without flush bracket. Spider arm perpendicular to an edge faces north-west-ish. No cap or plug present. Accessed as per clochandighter's approach although went the full length of the large forest ride before heading SE-ish to the pillar. Came back down an easier ride though. As noted before, summit very spongy with hip-deep sphagnum moss. Very slow going. No views due to really low cloudbase but can imagine they would be pretty good...


Good condition 2011-12-30 09:42 - TP2514 (Craigfin Hill)

FB Number: S8088   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Vgc pillar on top of a nice wee hill. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open except east-ish. Blocked internally. Cap present with raised lettering. Despite it chucking it down, good views especially along the Girvan valley. Parked at the new build to the north-east and walked in from there. There's a right-of-way that goes straight up to the trig which avoids the heather. Avoid the ruined Craigfin farm to the NE. The farmyard is a quagmire of mud and dung....:(


Good condition 2011-12-30 08:20 - TP8925 (Kildoon Hill Monument)

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


Good condition 2011-12-23 14:46 - TP1045 (Barony Hill)

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

Good condition pillar built without FB. First of these I've seen. Cap present with raised lettering and all sightholes open with the bolt visible. Fantastic views all round with a lot of neighbouring trigs (and beyond) visible. Seat still there. Parked at Poundland to the north (the farm, not the shop) and walked in. Easy enough but even the path was a bog.


Good condition 2011-12-23 13:35 - TP4250 (Kirk Hill)

FB Number: S8084   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar. Parked at entrance to High Mains farm. Plenty of room. Short, sharp walk up to the trig. Good views. FB faces north-east-ish with all sightholes open and clear with the bolt clearly visible. Cap present with raised lettering. Wide views to the east.


Good condition 2011-12-23 13:07 - TP3781 (High Craighead)

FB Number: S8091   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Vgc pillar located on a small and easily accessed summit. Parked at farm and had a chat with farmer who was happy to accomodate parking and suggested the easy way up. Also bit of reminiscing about when surveyors regularly used to head up to the trig! FB faces south-west-ish with SE/NE holes open. Cap present with raised lettering. Very good views along the coast.


Good condition 2011-12-23 12:45 - TP7528 (Girvan)

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

First log in NX......Leica mushroom attached on the lifeboat station.


Good condition 2011-12-23 11:58 - TP4852 (Mochrum Hill)

FB Number: S8085   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very good condition pillar standing on the prominent Mochrum Hill near Maybole. Easily accessed from the B7023 at the fly fishing turnoff near West Enoch farm. Parked halfway up the track. Path leads to the top and trig. Squelchy underfoot. Views are fantastic along the coast including Ailsa Craig and Holy Island. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open though internally blocked. Cap missing and no plug.


Good condition 2011-12-14 15:04 - TP4405 (Leven Seat)

FB Number: S9464   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar located near an extremely whiffy landfill/quarry. Despite it being near freezing, it was stinking! FB faces west-is with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but a drinks can has been stuffed upside down into the hole. Decent views east. Parked at the path entrance as mentioned in previous logs. Start of the path was still pretty canal-like....


Destroyed 2011-12-14 15:04 - TP10092 (Leven Seat)

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


Good condition 2011-12-14 14:11 - TP3914 (Hill of Westerhouse)

FB Number: S3586   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition trig pillar in the thick of a windfarm. Easy enough access from the road to the south of Middlehope Farm. Walked up the farm track then up the old access road and onto the new access road. Bit squelchy underfoot, but not dreadful. The turbines were going at a fair speed today and howlingly loud. Trig in good condition but very moss covered. FB faces west-ish with south-ish and north-ish sightholes open but blocked. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views north.


Good condition 2011-12-10 16:07 - TP3533 (Guiltree Hill)

FB Number: S5408   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar slightly to the north of the actual highest point but with good reason! The view north is fantastic! Expansive vista over the entire Ayrshire coast, Mochrum Hill and Brown Carrick. Pity I was there after the sun had set....pillar itself has a very exposed base due to erosion but doesn't appear to be affected as yet. FB faces north-west-ish with south-west-ish and south-east-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Easy splodge up the field from Guiltreehill Farm.


Good condition 2011-12-10 15:44 - TP1017 (Barbrethan)

FB Number: S8089   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar with very exposed base at top of rise in a splodgy sheep field. Parked at bottom of field gate, plenty of room. FB faces north-ish with west-ish and south-ish sightholes open. Cap present with raised lettering.


Good condition 2011-12-10 15:05 - TP4701 (Meadownay)

FB Number: S8090   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar at edge of field. Easy access from East Brockloch with plenty of parking. Asked permission, no problems. Splodge up the field, trig at top of rise. Reasonable views. Interesting as it's clearly a bridging trig between Mochrum Hill and Brown Carrick. FB faces north-ish, cap present with raised lettering, south-ish sighthole open only.


Good condition 2011-12-10 13:15 - TP4318 (Lady Isle)

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

Vgc pillar on Lady Isle. Visited as part of TP:UK group with some extra island-bagging friends. Getting onto the isle was looking a bit sketchy, but we all made it! FB faces north-east-ish with, north-west-ish and south-east-ish holes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Trig looks a bit tired but otherwise vgc. Great views all round up and down the Firth. Lighthouse is pretty interesting but sadly fenced off for getting to the top...great adventure!

Lady Isle (Slight Return) Dory returning for the first wave of isle-exiters. andyc, clochandighter and coinea\'s arm in the frame. The rocks were treacherously wet!©descarte1
Lady Isle Concrete Lighthouse, cottage and trig. clochandighter, coinea and andyc in the frame.©descarte1
Tentatively waiting.... Waiting to see if the swell would go in our favour....©descarte1


Couldn't find it 2011-12-10 11:00 - TP8293 (Lady Isle Aux)

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


Couldn't find it 2011-12-10 08:30 - TP8334 (Port Ronnald)

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


Good condition 2011-11-27 12:16 - TP1224 (Beinn Narnain)

FB Number: S5954   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vgc stone-built pillar. Cap missing and unplugged. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open. Blocked internally with snow so no idea if pillar bolt visible. Up from Arrochar in howling winds but views from the top before a sleet blizzard encouraged us to vacate the top. Came up over Cruach nan Miseag which was a great route and down the usual route to the bealach.


Good condition 2011-11-19 20:20 - TP0586 (Dunbar West FBM Aux 1)

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

Twenty minutes of taping and prodding to find this one. Note the OS sketch is now wrong! The "No Practice" sign has been moved from its drawn position to being on the lamppost. Therefore, that measurement is no longer correct. Used a tape-in from the two BT covers. Berntsen-sniffing child found it with a tent peg about 3" underground after we'd decided which 50x50cm square it was in. Great views to the north! Only got asked once why we were digging!

Locating Dunbar West FBM Aux 1 Tape-in from a BT cover...Berntsen-sniffing child probes the ground with a tent peg....©descarte1


Good condition 2011-11-19 15:14 - TP9834 (Bass Rock Lighthouse)

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

Viewed from Tantallon Castle


Good condition 2011-11-19 14:29 - TP0505 (Dunbar East)

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

Good condition FBM just outside Dunbar Golf Club. Height tag, for once, present! First time I've seen that in Scotland and only other FBM so far with it was Penrith. Lovely views along the shoreline and beyond. Was off to Tantallon Castle otherwise would have spent hours messing about on the rocks on the shore!


Good condition 2011-11-19 14:19 - TP7201 (Dunbar West)

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

Good condition, but mostly buried FBM. Height tag missing, as usual. Dug down to reveal the OSBM plaque indicating it's a full FBM that's just buried up to its neck rather than a chopped one. Remember to bag 392 flush bracket on bedrock about 20m to the south of this!


Good condition 2011-11-19 13:20 - TP0504 (Wester Broomhouse)

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

Good condition FBM. A bit buried in the undergrowth beside a wall as noted in previous logs. Fortunately a lot of the foliage at this time of year has died back! Excellent views to the north. No height tag, as usual....the OS tile server was down during bagging this, so amusingly had to navigate here using 1947 OS maps which ended up being no different to today's! Flush bracket spotted by Berntsen-sniffing child on wall of Hurkletillane.

Wester Broomhouse 1947-style Current OS map tile server failed...fell back onto the 1947 one!


Good condition 2011-11-19 12:50 - TP7244 (Whittingehame)

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

Good condition FBM standing slightly to the north of the only tree in the hedgerow as previously noted. Easy access from the gate to the south on the road where the Aux is located. No height tag but all other plates present.


Damaged 2011-11-19 12:43 - TP0585 (Whittingehame FBM Aux 1)

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

Damaged Berntsen with lid missing. Easy find as the canister is actually proud of the ground surface for once....sketch not really required. Fantastic views north to North Berwick Law and Traprain Law. FBM 2 minutes walk away. Parking right by the monument.


Unreachable but visible 2011-11-12 13:45 - TP4620 (Mam Mor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Drive-by. 450m away. Could have been miles. Can't even see the nearest part of fence from the road as it's in a cutting. Judging by the nature of the base and the fences....this one is the Inn Pinn


Couldn't find it 2011-11-12 13:03 - TP0057 (Gallow Hill)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Sketch? Check. Tent pegs? Check. Large metal stake? Check. Two survey tapes? Check. Spade? Check. Berntsen-sniffing child? Check. Twenty five deer standing on top of the point? ...Check... So....still no joy. As remarked in an earlier log, actually worth the walk for the view. Absolutely stellar!


Good condition 2011-11-12 12:06 - TP0058 (Glen Fruin)

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

Rivet as previously described. Easy enough find with the sketch and the obligatory tape + tent peg combo. Nice views (apart from small and unobtrusive naval installation downhill....).


Destroyed 2011-11-06 13:47 - TP2531 (Craigshill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Definitely expired pillar. All hail OS mapping on a mobile phone to get through Livingston's maze of incomprehensible roads!


Slightly damaged 2011-11-06 13:23 - TP2752 (Dechmont Law)

FB Number: S3242   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Slightly damaged pillar on a prominent knoll just outside Livingston. Accessed from the road to the east and skirted the reservoir. Pillar is graffitied with a few dings taken out the top. Cap still present with sunken lettering (although a bit scuffed). FB faces north-ish with all sightholes open and the bolt visible. Excellent views all round. Lots of empty rocket tubes beside the trig on the day after bonfire night! No damage to the trig though as a result.


Good condition 2011-11-06 12:44 - TP1373 (Binny Craig)

FB Number: S3227   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Vgc pillar on top of a sharp little volcanic intrusion. Accessed from parking (such as it isn't) at Hangingside Wood and quick splodge along the path. Easy going until the last 50m which is steep and fun. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open and the pillar bolt visible. The hooks are a bit dented (with bit of weird blue rope noose tied to one...) and the asphalt plug has been cracked open. Views are simply stunning.


Toppled 2011-11-06 11:52 - TP5313 (Parkly Place)

FB Number: S3233   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Grid reference for the original position on the high point of the field is NT0125876405 (according to my phone). Worth a wander up there (crops permitting) as the views are expansive in all directions. Deceptively good! The pillar is still where andyc found it. Dug out more of the non-existent spider. The FB excavation still works and got a photo of the FB.


Good condition 2011-11-06 11:10 - TP1372 (Binns Hill)

FB Number: S3234   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vgc pillar standing just off the summit occupied by the Tower of the Binns. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open except north. Blocked internally. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Excellent views despite freezing fog. Couldn't see Kinniny Braes as a result....The house has a nice cut benchmark on it as does the door jamb of the tower itself (currently engulfed in scaffolding)


Slightly damaged 2011-11-06 10:29 - TP6401 (The Mains)

FB Number: S4821   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Finally visited this fairly notorious pillar. In good condition apart from some chunks missing from the top corners and screed. Not full-on damaged, in my opinion (though not far off it). FB faces west-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Views to Grangemouth is about it due to incredibly low altitude (and freezing fog not helping). Cap present with sunken lettering. Accessed the trig from the parking to the WNW and followed the moat down until at the trig. There are two crossing points making access to the trig fairly simple. Considering this is November, the vegetation is still pretty fearsome!


Good condition 2011-11-06 09:54 - TP6777 (Waukmilton)

FB Number: S3236   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar located at a field boundary. Accessed via the marked road on the map from the south. Just parked in the entrance to the farm buildings where there's a little pull-in space and mooched up the road and cut to the west to the trig. FB faces north-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Decent views to neighbouring pillars.


Good condition 2011-10-22 18:02 - TP3939 (Hilly Fields)

FB Number: S1851   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very good condition pillar in Hilly Fields park. Easy access in the midst of the park although not on the highest point. Cap present with sunken lettering, FB faces NE-ish with all sightholes open except SW-ish. OS plaque on the FB face. Blue paint mostly faded now and ARC001 grafitti still in place. Pillar surprisingly good condition considering its urban, and easily accessible, location. Slightly hemmed in views but nice vistas to the east. Nice modern stone circle about 50 yards away.


Good condition 2011-10-22 11:15 - TP10911 (Battersea Power Station NW Chimney)

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


Good condition 2011-10-22 11:14 - TP10912 (Battersea Power Station NE Chimney)

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


Slightly damaged 2011-09-04 17:06 - TP4547 (Loudoun Hill)

FB Number: S4269   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Slightly damaged trig pillar with damage mostly on top surface (chipped corners, damage seems recent) and some damage around the flush bracket. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open although blocked internally. Cap missing and unplugged. Managed to revisit this before the weather turned, so expansive views along the Darvel valley especially west across the south Ayrshire plains. Views to Blacksidend, Dungavel Hill, Green Lowther, Goat Fell etc. Checked out climbing routes on the crags too....


Good condition 2011-09-04 15:28 - TP4575 (Lowriemuir)

FB Number: S3653   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar standing in a small stone shelter in a field full of curious coos. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes open but internally blocked. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Decent views to neighbouring pillars. Right-of-way marked on the 1:50k map now along field boundary with obvious 4x4 tracks.


Good condition 2011-09-04 13:17 - TP2918 (Dungavel West)

FB Number: S5415   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar with considerable lichen coverage. FB faces south-ish with no open sightholes and the cap is missing with no plug. Expansive 360 degree views which, with today's visiblity, were about 50-60 miles long as far as Ben Ledi to the north and the Pentlands to the east. Easy enough walk in along the mapped track from the west with a short push through conifers and a steep struggle up through heather and over tussocky grass.


Good condition 2011-09-04 11:19 - TP4805 (Middle Rig)

FB Number: S3604   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar now located about 40m away from the edge of felled trees in a small clearing. Views to the east from outside the trees shows excellent views especially to the east. FB faces east, all sightholes blocked, cap present with sunken lettering. Moss-covered pillar but seems in good condition. Easy walk in from Lambhill steading.


Destroyed 2011-09-01 18:12 - TP7281 (London)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Gone. Gridref from nearest point on the road to the east.


Good condition 2011-08-25 18:37 - TP7204 (Dunlop)

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

Revisit. Still in good condition.


Slightly damaged 2011-08-14 15:53 - TP0681 (Cairn Table)

FB Number: S1562   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Superb 360 views from the top of this hill! Pillar now faded white with some damage to the top screed. FB faces west-ish, with west-ish and south-ish sightholes open. Original cap missing with a plastic insert. The top of the hill is interesting with some awesome bedrock, a sprawling cairn, a compass rose and the very visible pointy cairn. Easy access up the tracks from Kames (did the red circuit). Glorious views to Tinto, Pentlands, Campsies (Dumgoyne and Miekle Bin visible), Ailsa Craig, Arran, Brown Carrick etc......fabulous!


Slightly damaged 2011-08-14 12:01 - TP6491 (Tinto)

FB Number: S8052   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Cracking hill in good weather! 360 views as far as Arran, Campsies, Ochils, Pentlands, Southern Uplands. Easy walk up from the car park. Not a huge fan of the newly surfaced paths which travel a lot like scree slopes....trig slightly damaged with FB facing north-ish. West-ish and south-ish sightholes open only. Cap missing and no plug. Graffiti present.


Destroyed 2011-08-14 12:01 - TP10066 (Tinto)

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

Replaced by current pillar.


Good condition 2011-08-13 19:32 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit whilst killing time before Philip Glass at the Playhouse. Lovely pre-sunset skies with rain clouds causing all sorts of atmospheric effects. Tornado flyover with some sort of fireworks thing too....no change in condition to previous trig log.


Good condition 2011-07-08 16:56 - TP6540 (Torran Turach)

FB Number: S8523   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar on a prominent knoll. FB faces west-ish with the north-ish sighthole open only. The cap is missing but plugged with asphalt. Last trig of the day and a long slog. Parked at Benmore Farm (with owner's permission) and followed the West Island Way up as far as the forest line. Found a dry-ish ridge to follow, but the last kilometre was generally a swampy and tussocky slog doubly so in the heat. Decent views from the top to Tignabruich and end-on of Inchmarnock and Arran beyond.

View towards Inchmarnock View towards Inchmarnock from Torran Turach


Good condition 2011-07-08 15:16 - TP2543 (Cranslagmorie Hill)

FB Number: S8415   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar on top of a flattish pasture summit. FB faces south-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Views a bit average. Seems more a bridging pillar between the north and south halves of the island. Easy access up through the golf course (challengingly steep holes!) after parking next to the club house. No problems with access. 200m slog across tussocky pasture thereafter with a couple of drystane dyke jumps.


Good condition 2011-07-08 14:14 - TP1043 (Barone Hill)

FB Number: S8525   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Good condition pillar with minor graffiti located on a bedrock platform on a small prominence outside Rothesay. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes open. The bolt is clearly visible through all sightholes. Cap is missing, but plugged with asphalt. Great intervisibility with all southern Bute pillars and all round landscape views. Accessed by parking at NS078627 then following the track up to the spot marked "Works". There's a clear track heading up the hill which remains a good path until the summit. Easy!

View north from Barone Hill View north from Barone Hill©descarte1


Unreachable but visible 2011-07-08 12:55 - TP4101 (Inchmarnock Island)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 7/10

Marked as "Unreachable but visible" as Inchmarnock is a private island and apparently quite difficult to gain access to. Decided to experiment with a Meade ETX-90 astro-telescope with 9.7m Super-Plossl eyepiece and a 2x Barlow lens to see if it was visible from the Mecknoch viewpoint. The answer is yes! Stone-built pillar! Couldn't get a decent picture as the scope was just sitting on the picnic table as opposed to a solid tripod. Oh well....

Spotting Inchmarnock Spotting Inchmarnock trig from Bute©descarte1


Good condition 2011-07-08 12:20 - TP6124 (St Blanes Hill)

FB Number: S8341   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar on a precipitously steep little hill at the south end of the island! FB faces south-east-ish with south-west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views to Cumbrae, Arran etc. Saw a line of tall ships making their way up the firth.


Slightly damaged 2011-07-08 11:30 - TP4187 (Kilchatton Hill)

FB Number: S8319   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Good condition pillar with some minor damage to the top on one corner. FB faces south-west-ish with the north-west-ish hole open only. Cap missing with an asphalt plug present. Extraordinarily spectacular views today! Very fine steep hill ascended from Kilchattan Bay. There's a timber garage with a motorhome on the Plan Road with hidden steps going between them. This path is a nice route up, brackeny but clear. Steep though!

Kilchattan Hill Top Screed Damage Kilchattan Hill Top Screed Damage


Damaged 2011-07-08 10:21 - TP1383 (Birgidale)

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

Pillar has either been removed and replaced with this cairn or completely enclosed within it. The latter seems more likely due to the rather arbitrary cairn dimensions. Fairly low plateau but good intervisibility with other pillars on Bute. Parked by the memorial to the south-east and walked in along the mapped road. Easy going.


Good condition 2011-07-08 09:36 - TP5742 (Rothesay Golf Course)

FB Number: S8527   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar situated by the 13th tee on the Rothesay Golf Course. Easily accessed from the north west from a layby. FB faces south-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. Nice views for such little effort!


Good condition 2011-07-05 13:50 - TP4370 (Law Hill)

FB Number: S3238   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar on a very nice little hill just to the south of the Ochils massif. Easy access from the west by parking in the community woodland carpark, then heading south to Lawhill House then picking up the path leading up through the gorse. Good views to Fife (Knock Hill being particularly prominent) and right across the central belt. Deceptively good! The pillar isn't really white anymore.....FB faces south-ish, with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2011-07-05 12:59 - TP3322 (Gartenkeir)

FB Number: S3600   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar at edge of wood. Accessed from the north along field edge then through the wood. Billions of small flies made it a fairly easy, but maddening, bag. FB faces east-ish with the north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but plugged with asphalt. Views west pretty reasonable considering low elevation but all other directions hemmed in by the wood. Watch the electrified deer fence!


Slightly damaged 2011-07-05 11:33 - TP2887 (Dumyat)

FB Number: S3670   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Slightly damaged pillar on the summit of Dumyat, westmost peak on the Ochils. FB faces west-ish with no sightholes open at all. Cap is missing but centre tube plugged with asphalt. Minor graffiti on the pillar (odd abstract pattern!) with some minor damage to the top. Superb views across the central belt. Came up from the parking to the west. Fairly easy going.


Good condition 2011-07-04 11:57 - TP7166 (Moffat)

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

Good condition FBM albeit fairly moss-covered located about 7m back from the road south of the bridge. Heavy vegetation plus slightly dubious GPS fix made finding a bit tiresome although 10 minutes of grid traversing the area made me trip over it. Score! Height tag missing, as usual..


Good condition 2011-07-04 11:37 - TP0580 (Moffat FBM Aux 1)

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

Lightly buried Berntsen at the fork of the roads north of Moffat. Took a minute to find with the OS sketch + tape + tent peg combo! Lid open. Lightly reburied.


Good condition 2011-07-04 11:27 - TP0073 (Gardenholm)

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

Easy to find surface block located on the manhole cover beside the gate as per the sketch (and previous logs).


Good condition 2011-07-04 10:52 - TP0510 (Ecclefechan)

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

Unusually well sited FBM with good views! Beside the road, very easy find. Curious coos in the field over the road. Lots of sheep in the field beside the FBM. FBM in good condition but no height tag.


Destroyed 2011-07-02 12:39 - TP6727 (Warcop)

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

Got within about 500m before deciding large numbers of army chaps and chapesses around made it not really worth the effort for a missing trig!


Good condition 2011-07-02 12:24 - TP6459 (Thorny Gale)

FB Number: 10813   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Having bagged Cold Ashby a couple of weeks prior to the 75th anniversary of the first observation, thought I'd bag this one a week after the 220th anniversary of the OS. So, start and end done, just most of the ones in between to go. :D Beautiful 360 views from the pillar which is in very good condition and sports a natty plaque. Cap present with raised lettering. FB (and plaque) face north with the south sighthole open only.


Good condition 2011-07-02 11:54 - TP0512 (Kirkby Stephen (1976))

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

Good condition FBM with missing height tag (paint pot also gone....) standing beside a wall on the embankment of the A685. Parked a bit down from the bollarded layby which looks a lot like a section of old road. You could get into that space heading north. Good views for an FBM!


Destroyed 2011-07-02 11:16 - TP7488 (Kirkby Stephen (1912))

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

Replaced by Kirkby Stephen FBM. :)


Good condition 2011-07-01 17:09 - TP0593 (Penrith FBM Aux 1)

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

Good condition Berntsen that the Berntsen-sniffing child wanted to see if he could bag! Easy enough! The grass hadn't been cropped back as far as the last time I visited it so minor bit of rummaging involved.


Good condition 2011-06-27 17:43 - TP4629 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S6937   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very good condition pillar accessed easily across the event jumping field from Cumwhinton. FB faces north with north/south sightholes open and clean through. Bolt covered in dirt though. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views all round despite the limited elevation. Nearby village also has an NPFB (1358) with a cut benchmark about 6 feet to the left of it too!


Good condition 2011-06-27 17:30 - TP0108 (Wetheral Pasture)

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

Easy to find surface block beside manhole cover.


Possibly missing 2011-06-27 17:10 - TP7241 (Wetheral)

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

Had a poke about with a tent peg after lining up with the expected point on the house across the busy road. Measured back from the kerb, but no joy. Vegetation pretty dense. Will require a winter visit, some pruning and a spade, I think! OS sketch not totally helpful.....


Good condition 2011-06-27 17:03 - TP0592 (Wetheral FBM Aux 1)

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

Roadside Berntsen with light grass covering. GPS took me straight to it!


Slightly damaged 2011-06-19 16:51 - TP0501 (Elvanfoot)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy enough find when accessed from the underpass to the north. Nearest safest spot for parking is in nearby Crawford. With GPS, walked right up to the thing. Located to the east of the copse in a small clump of rushes. Slightly dinged on the top. Height tag is present but appears blank!


Good condition 2011-06-04 19:15 - TP4410 (Libberton Mains)

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

Excellent condition pillar at the edge of a crop field. The crop field is adjacent to pasture separated by an awesome barbed/electric fence. Accessed by parking at the church (found an unexpected NPFB on the church whilst looking for any cheeky cut benchmarks!) and bounced the first gate then another gate to get on the right side of the Berlin fence. Good views towards Tinto with Quothquan Law in front. FB faces east-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering.


Good condition 2011-06-04 15:31 - TP4206 (Kilncadzow Law)

FB Number: S3583   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in pasture near mobile phone mast. Easy access from the car park of the bakery up the mapped track. Excellent 360 degree views considering the lack of altitude. FB faces south-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Destroyed 2011-06-04 15:13 - TP4342 (Lang Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Taking prior logs as a guideline that this is an ex-trig pillar. Drove by....


Slightly damaged 2011-06-04 14:10 - TP5563 (Quothquan Law)

FB Number: S5460   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Slightly damaged pillar standing on a very prominent knoll. Accessed from the south-west through a pasture field with no livestock then the last steep 100m climb. Well worth the effort with huge 360 degree views. Even with slightly poor visibility, the views are breathtaking. The pillar, on the other hand.....is half buried in a cairn still. There is minor cracking round it and on the top. The cap is present with sunken lettering. The FB faces west-ish (towards Tinto) and I excavated for it. Definitely should have a cairn-moving trigtrip!


Slightly damaged 2011-06-04 13:25 - TP0502 (Thankerton)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

FBM around 30m back from the fence at the corner of a small copse. Bounced the barbed wire fence avoiding curious coos. The pillar is in good condition except for two removed corners presumably due to farm machinery. Tinto looms ominously behind.


Destroyed 2011-06-04 13:09 - TP1860 (Cairngryfe Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Drive-by. The previous logs convinced me that I didn't really need to climb a hill to look into a quarry for a non-existent trig....:)


Good condition 2011-06-04 12:50 - TP7500 (Drumalbin)

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

Leica mushroom dome on ground-mounted tripod. Situated in the Met Office enclosure with other instruments of science! Not much else you can say really. Accidentally parked beside a NPFB I hadn't known about at the farm which I was inordinately pleased about!


Damaged 2011-06-04 11:57 - TP5278 (Pagie Hill)

FB Number: S5347   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar with chunks missing in places. The concrete facing has spalled off virtually all round too giving the pillar a bit of a weathered/diseased look. FB faces east-ish with the east-ish/south-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views all round despite it being a fairly non-prominent summit. Easy access up the mapped track from the north. Watch out for the "Olympic 490m bull sprint" section!


Damaged 2011-06-04 10:45 - TP1665 (Broken Cross)

FB Number: S5413   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Damaged pillar located in a tiny clearing in the midst of dense conifer plantation. The top has two badly chewed corners and the pillar itself is almost totally covered in moss. The sightholes are all obscured though the FB is readable. Cap present with sunken lettering. No views at all. Accessed by parking at the security hut for the Scottish Coal site after asking the security guard (to the south of the trig). Headed along the mapped dirt track until a stile is hit. Headed NE until the second mapped ride at 1:25k. Follow that ride SE-ish until the new edge of workings is hit then follow those S for about 40m. That should put you about 60m due E of the trig. I then just dead reckoned and pushed through the conifers and hit the trig dead-on first time. I just reversed the path to get back out again. Not easy! The expanded workings can be seen on Google Maps now.


Slightly damaged 2011-06-04 09:34 - TP3186 (Five Dykes)

FB Number: S3602   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar with some minor damage to the top corners. Located at the junction of five field walls. Accessed via the nearby mapped road at the mast and just followed the field edge up to the top. FB faces south-west-ish with all sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Not bad views across the southern horizon. Inquisitive coos in the field on the way back down!


Good condition 2011-06-04 08:57 - TP1414 (Black Hill (NS77))

FB Number: S3660   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar if eroded around the base. Situated at the summit of Black Hill in the midst of the Iron Age hillfort. Easy to get to from the nearby road. FB faces south-ish with south-ish/west-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Some minor dings to the top but nothing major. Superb 360 degree views.


Good condition 2011-06-04 08:21 - TP4676 (Marshill)

FB Number: S3626   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar situated in a narrow strip enclosed by barbed wire as previously noted near the mobile mast. FB faces south-ish with the north-ish sighthole open only. Cap is still present with sunken lettering. Easy enough access from the south with a spot of fence bouncing. Good views although a bit noisy with the M74 nearby..


Good condition 2011-05-15 19:44 - TP7268 (Edinburgh)

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

Leica dome on the side of one of the buildings in the sprawling HMRC complex. Grid ref taken from nearest point to the dome outside the fence.


Good condition 2011-05-07 17:07 - TP3478 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S3663   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very good condition pillar standing in a hay field under some pylons (crackling nicely in the drizzle). FB faces 172S (according to the phone). East-ish sighthole open only and cap is present with sunken lettering. Easy access through a gate to the north and follow the farm track. Other local trigs are visible, but not overwhelming views...


Good condition 2011-05-07 16:21 - TP0067 (Smallburn)

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

Easy find as per the OS sketch. Bit of a dig out required with the obligatory trowel after taping-in, but simple enough. Watched in dismay as Cairn Table clouded over whilst I worked....


Good condition 2011-05-07 15:49 - TP2946 (Dykes)

FB Number: S5976   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very good condition pillar standing beside a fenceline. FB faces 193S (according to phone). North-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and not plugged. Eroded around base as per earlier pictures. Got it on a dry day (well, was drizzling, but hadn't turned the mud into sludge). Easy trudge up from the unclassified road to the east. Convenient "layby". Good views to other nearby Blacksidend, Avisyard Hill and not so near Brown Carrick.


Slightly damaged 2011-05-07 14:25 - TP0969 (Baidland Hill)

FB Number: S4817   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged pillar with a small chunk out one side and erosion to the top screed. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. FB faces 149SE (according to phone) with east-ish sighthole open only. Fabulous wide views to the south along the coast. Parked at Baidlandhill Farm after asking at farmhouse. Seems it's a Caravan Club site so they have a parking area. Followed the three stiles past lots of curious coos to the trig. Easy going underfoot. Very close windmills making a huge amount of noise!


Slightly damaged 2011-04-02 11:07 - TP4141 (Kaim Hill)

FB Number: S4818   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar with slight damage to the top screed. Cap missing and unplugged. FB faces east-ish with the south-ish sighthole open only. Views are good all round but especially east. West is also good, but a bit hemmed in by the shoulder of the hill to the east. The west has huge visibility as far as Tinto today. The new Kelburn windfarm is going up so that'll start getting in the way, no doubt.....Approached the trig from Fairlie Glen with its nice castle and waterfall. Continued right up the length of the glen until past the woods, then jumped the burn and headed up the hill. Knee-length and sphagnum made it very very heavy going underfoot. There's a quad track about 300m up which can be followed to the trig making things a lot easier! Descent via the quad track, heather-wading, bog hopping before crossing over the footbridge near the castle. I thought this one would be an hour there and back.....closer to two. Deceptively hard work!


Good condition 2011-04-02 09:22 - TP7637 (Douglas Park Topograph)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Weathered looking concrete toposcope sitting on a fine viewpoint overlooking Largs and the Firth of Clyde. The rose is still in good nick although the perspex is a bit battered. Views are amazing especially to other excellent local trigs such as the Knock, Barbay Hill and Goldenberry Hill.


Slightly damaged 2011-04-02 07:56 - TP4119 (Irish Law)

FB Number: S4822   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged pillar with damage to the top screed and some odd chiselling to the west-ish sighthole. Otherwise good condition. FB faces north-ish with the west-ish and south-ish sightholes open. Cap is missing and unplugged. Horrendous boggy slog up here this morning in howling winds and driving rain. Very sludgy underfoot and virtually no visibility. Lot of GPS and compass-based dead reckoning happening just to find the hill at all! The cairns on Knockside Hill are a bit mental and worth a look. Couldn't face going to the fuselage in the weather...


Good condition 2011-03-26 11:53 - TP3476 (Green Brae)

FB Number: S4808   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar with FB facing west-ish with the east-ish sighthole open only. Cap is present with sunken lettering. Excellent panoramic views to the east and south including Glasgow, Lochlands Hill, Wardlaw Hill, Goat Fell, Brown Carrick which is surprising considering the pillar's location halfway up the hill! No access problems via North Auchenhove Farm. Just bounced the fence and crossed the field.


Good condition 2011-03-26 09:03 - TP1787 (Burnt Hill)

FB Number: S5979   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar with FB facing west-ish with the south-ish sighthole open only. Cap is present with raised lettering. Expansive and lovely views to the west of the coast. Good intervisibility with Hill of Stake, Irish Law, Knock, Blood Moss, Barbay Hill and others. Long slog in from Hill of Stake and even longer slog back to the mine track heading back to Clyde Muirshiel visitors centre. Either springy knee-high heather, peat hags or sphagnum bogs.


Slightly damaged 2011-03-26 08:13 - TP3902 (Hill Of Stake)

FB Number: S1576   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar with minor damage to the top screed. Stands on the highest point of the North Ayrshire hills. FB faces north-ish, with the south-ish sighthole open only. The cap is present with raised lettering. Expansive views on a nice day and good intervisibility to the other two trigs on the same range. Approached from the mine track leading from Clyde Muirshiel visitors centre. Very boggy with sphagnum moss or peat hags or dry but knee-high springy heather. Quite hard work!


Damaged 2011-03-05 13:58 - TP1281 (Ben Lawers)

FB Number: S1590   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Damaged pillar on precarious platform. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes plugged. Cap is missing with no replacement. Pillar in very poor condition but still together. Large chunks are missing near the base. It sits upon a very unstable-looking platform (replete with a couple of rotten wooden props!). Amazing it hasn't keeled over or just disintegrated, really. Easy enough walk up from the visitor's centre car park (despite the visitor's centre no longer existing) over Beinn Ghlas. No real views sadly. Hints at a cloud inversion but the cloud never totally lifted.


Unreachable but visible 2011-02-27 14:21 - TP2413 (Corley Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Ending a fine run of missing and unreachable trigs at Corley! Pillar clearly visible from the gate and clearly not reachable without gate unlocking assistance!


Good condition 2011-02-27 14:01 - TP3348 (Gibbet Hill)

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

In light of arranc's successful bag, decided to not bother the household at Sunday lunchtime to root around in their garden for this one. GPS taken from pavement outside the house noted in earlier logs.


Destroyed 2011-02-27 13:52 - TP4306 (Knowle Hill Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Lovely round house. Would have been good views from the fairly prominent hill. GPS taken from road the south of the pillar's prior location.


Good condition 2011-02-27 13:33 - TP1451 (Blacklow)

FB Number: S5006   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar beside ROW. Came up from layby to the east of the pillar just off the main road. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open although internally blocked. Cap present with sunken lettering. View a bit hemmed in all round.


Destroyed 2011-02-27 13:18 - TP7052 (Woodloes Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

In what is now Wise Grove. No views to speak of now. Torrential 20 second hail shower just as taking the GPS reading!


Good condition 2011-02-27 13:03 - TP5224 (Old Milverton)

FB Number: S5007   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar with FB facing south-ish. All sightholes open but blocked internally. No real views in the fog. Large warren/sett still there and starting to encroach on the pillar base. Field just planted out so accessed along tramlines.


Slightly damaged 2011-02-27 12:48 - TP4415 (Lillington)

FB Number: S2353   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar suffering only from some minor damage to the top screed. Located at a field edge with horses. Can be accessed from parking near the flats about 50m away. FB faces east-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. OK views east-ish.


Good condition 2011-02-27 12:18 - TP2638 (Crown Hill)

FB Number: S4797   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar located on a fairly high point in the area. Accessed via the ROW from Radford Semele. Easy path up to the top although claggy underfoot in the torrential rain. Decent views around with the Chesterton Windmill visible through the rain. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open except north-ish. Cap missing with an asphalt plug in place.


Destroyed 2011-02-27 11:39 - TP6976 (Windmill Hill)

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

Interesting one this....the pillar is definitely not there but the bolt doesn't look much like a pillar bolt. Looks more like a bolt or a surface block. There is a broad arrow on the block which would imply it's definitely OS furniture. Same coordinates as the pillar, however. Notwithstanding, the windmill is lovely even in the fog with good views across the countryside. Easy splodge up the wet ROW from the nearby parking.


Good condition 2011-02-27 11:16 - TP1396 (Bishops Tachbrook)

FB Number: S2349   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Vgc pillar standing in a field behind Hill Farm. Approached along ROW from Bishops Tachbrook with minor divergence past some sleepy sheep to the trig. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes open although blocked internally and no bolt visible. Cap present with sunken lettering.


Good condition 2011-02-27 10:44 - TP0246 (Heathcote Farm)

FB Number: S4802   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar beside busy road. Still sporting a natty coat of paint. FB faces north-ish with west-ish and south-ish sightholes open. Outside the field. No real views, but murky morning.


Good condition 2011-02-27 10:20 - TP7236 (Warwick)

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

Easily accessed FBM via the main gate of Warwick Castle and along the odd high-sided road towards the castle. In a nook on the north side near an old lamppost. Poor GPS reading due to the lack of visible sky! Height tag present, which is unusual. 182.43ft.


Good condition 2011-02-27 10:16 - TP0621 (Warwick FBM Aux 1)

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

As previously noted, on a grass island near the Pay & Display machine. Under a thin layer of mud so easily found.


Unreachable but visible 2011-02-26 16:06 - TP2455 (Coundon Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Pillar atop a large reservoir. Visible as per Father Ted's instructions, but also visible from the ground from the west side of Scotts Lane as you walk towards the reservoir. The reservoir looked like the top had been stripped of earth and "deep excavation" warning signs are around the site. May not bode well...?


Good condition 2011-02-26 14:49 - TP0256 (Cold Ashby)

FB Number: S1534   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Vgc pillar standing beside a new metalled road for "Far View Farm". FB faces NE-ish with SW-ish sighthole open. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views especially south. Plaque commemorating the first observation of the retriangulation, so high score for this one! Just a bit early for the 75th anniversary.


Good condition 2011-02-26 14:20 - TP2240 (Cloudesley Bush)

FB Number: S2377   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar standing on a hefty plinth at the field edge. As noted previously, on the field side of the equally sizeable hedgerow which obscures all views east. FB faces west-ish with south-ish sighthole open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Expansive views to all directions (except east!).


Good condition 2011-02-26 14:06 - TP7025 (Wolvey Heath)

FB Number: S2362   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar standing between a water tower and phone mast. Easy approach along access road with parking on the verge at the gate. FB facing south-ish with north-ish and west-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good expansive views.


Good condition 2011-02-26 13:52 - TP6445 (Thorn Hill)

FB Number: S2376   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar sited beside the road edge in a modern estate. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes buried. Some foliage is growing on it but no damage. Cap missing with an asphalt plug in place. No views.


Good condition 2011-02-26 13:40 - TP3852 (Hill Farm)

FB Number: S4317   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar standing at a crop field edge. Crop not planted so approached via field edge just off ROW. FB faces south-ish with west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. View across to Nuneaton Field's ex-location. Otherwise, views pretty uninspiring. Minor ding on SW-ish edge.


Destroyed 2011-02-26 13:27 - TP5195 (Nuneaton Fields)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Drive-by on the nearby road. Hence very inaccurate gridref! The logs seem thorough, so no real desire to wade through another claggy field for a missing trig.


Good condition 2011-02-26 13:09 - TP6905 (Whitehouse)

FB Number: S4297   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar standing in a crop field beside a wild pond. Approached from the farm gate beside Whitehouse Farm which is being renovated. Crop just planted, but sparse enough to cross without issue. Permission granted at farm. FB faces west-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Minor dings to top screed. Cap missing but a plastic replacement in place. No views at all.


Good condition 2011-02-26 12:48 - TP4419 (Lindley)

FB Number: S4296   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar in a crop field. Only just planted and convenient tramline running just past the pillar. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. No views to speak of. Noisy road nearby. Good spoil heap to the south!


Good condition 2011-02-26 12:34 - TP6669 (Upton)

FB Number: S2380   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar in a hedgerow. Parking about 100m to the west. FB faces south-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. No views to speak of.


Slightly damaged 2011-02-26 12:03 - TP1326 (Bentley)

FB Number: S2379   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar in good condition other than cracking. Can't establish the seriousness of these with the new paint job, but there are several networks across the faces. FB faces north-ish with the south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Nice expansive views north. Asked permission at the Pheasantry. No problems over the claggy, but only just planted field.


Good condition 2011-02-26 11:36 - TP1327 (Bentley Park Wood)

FB Number: S3050   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar in a crop field. Very boggy underfoot but no crop to disturb. The soil has built up around the pillar and had to dig out FB. Couldn't face digging out the sightholes in the pouring rain. Cap is still present with sunken lettering. No real views in any direction. Easy walk along the bridleway from the east. FB faces east-ish and partly buried.


Good condition 2011-02-26 11:11 - TP0622 (Nuneaton FBM Aux 1)

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

Shallowly buried Berntsen on the verge beside the quarry gates as shown clearly in one of the pictures. Found after a few minutes poking with the tried and tested tent peg! A truck/tractor has driven over the Berntsen since the last photo but easy enough to find. Left uncovered (although it was underwater due to the torrential rain).

Nuneaton FBM Aux 1 Trowel marks the spot (the water filled circle in the sea of mud!)


Good condition 2011-02-26 10:52 - TP7180 (Nuneaton (R))

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

Good condition FBM inside metal railed pen. Parking opposite. Height tag still present


Good condition 2011-02-14 16:40 - TP10663 (Hexham Abbey Flagstaff)

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

Cut BM on the abbey and NFPB round the corner...


Good condition 2011-02-13 12:02 - TP3755 (Hexham Racecourse)

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

Vgc pillar standing on a small mound near the car park of Hexham Racecourse. Easy access. FB faces west-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Great views especially over Hexham.


Good condition 2011-02-13 11:34 - TP4822 (Military Road)

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

Vgc pillar right by the roadside. Very very fast and busy road, so park about 500m to the west and walk back through the woods. Otherwise, good chance you'll get killed! FB faces north-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. No cap or plug. Virtually no views.


Good condition 2011-02-13 11:04 - TP4416 (Limestone Bank)

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

Third time lucky for this pillar. The first attempt had the thing in a cloud so no point in visiting. Second attempt had a hunt occupying all the parking within a mile, so gave up on that. Next day, clear sky and no prats on horses! Best approached from parking to the west due to high-speed traffic along the old military road. Pillar in vgc with FB facing NNE-ish, no cap or plug and NNE/EES sightholes open. The pillar has been painted white, but, as noted previously, is quite rubbed in places. Worth having a look at the nearby Mithraic Temple and Brocolita fort too. Cracking views.


Good condition 2011-02-12 16:39 - TP0117 (Beaufront)

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

Easy enough surface block. Excavated out so if you find the telltale depression in the ground, it's there. OS sketch is also spot on. Literally walked up to. Missed the rivet and the bloody benchmark despite having found 10 others in a few days in the area! Curses!


Good condition 2011-02-12 16:28 - TP7245 (Hexham)

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

Mostly buried FBM or well exposed surface block, depending on your viewpoint. Nice bit of granite with big bolt on top with broad arrow incised (similar to Arrochar FBM). Easy bag beside the gate post and exposed in low winter vegetation.


Good condition 2011-02-12 16:23 - TP0594 (Hexham FBM Aux 1)

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

Berntsen in good condition at previously noted spot. Mostly uncovered with a loose covering of leaves. Easy parking beside it.


Couldn't find it 2011-01-23 12:39 - TP1301 (Ben Starav)

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

Ascended and descended via a virtually identical route to peregrinus' previous log. Heavy slog up the main ridge until the snowline which made for some interesting scrambling around near massive cornices on the crags. Despite a very good positional lock on the pillar, couldn't find it under the vast amount of snow on the summit! Nice edge scrambling in the snow on the traverse to the bealach.


Good condition 2010-12-28 13:29 - TP0579 (Linlithgow FBM Aux 1)

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

Found it this time! The vegetation had died back making the tape-in from the fence post (as per the sketch) much more accurate. Had to clear about 4" of snow off the surface before having a good prod with the tent peg. Previous measurement of 170cm in from the line is bang on. Buried to a depth of around 3". Re-covered it. Also managed to get the car stuck in snow, so the trowel was pressed into service again!


Good condition 2010-12-28 12:56 - TP0991 (Ballencrieff Hill)

FB Number: S3241   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar with no cap or plug and all sightholes open. No idea which direction the FB faces as no compass and was in a pea-souper. Easy snowy trudge up from parking at the nearby gate. No 4x4 competition on this time! Quite eroded around the pillar base. 21Aug2010: Found the cause of the vehicle tracks. Today had some sort of off-road vehicle meeting which meant I couldn't get nearer than 100m to the trig....bah! Went to Cairnpapple Hill instead (again...must be the 20th time!)


Slightly damaged 2010-12-21 15:32 - TP0940 (Avisyard Hill)

FB Number: S5048   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar with a few minor dings on the top screed. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes open and clear through. Bolt visible. The pillar stands to the south of the comms compounds. Excellent views from here all round including Brown Carrick, Mochrum Hill, Corsencon Hill, Cairn Table, Blacksidend, Hard Hill. Watched the 2010 sunset and moonrise. Very nice! Easy walk up from the public road.


Slightly damaged 2010-12-21 13:58 - TP1457 (Blacksidend)

FB Number: S5416   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar if a little rough in appearance. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open and clear. Bolt visible. Minor damage to the top screed and southwest-ish corner. Stellar 360 degree views from here with today's visibility: Goat Fell, Ben Lomond, Campsies, Mochrum Hill, Brown Carrick, Corsencon Hill and the Cairn Table area too (not visited yet, so not quite got my eye in...). Simply fabulous. Due to impassable roads, had to leave the car at Blairmulloch and walked in via Blacksidend Farm. There's a quadbike track leading up the hill past the trig. Very easy underfoot due to the frozen conditions, but still quite a good bit of exercise! Can imagine this hill being horrible in bad weather though.

Blacksidend.... ©descarte1


Slightly damaged 2010-12-21 12:45 - TP6058 (Sorn Castle Golf Course)

FB Number: S4263   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged pillar in pasture. Friendly cows in the field, but easily avoided. FB faces north-ish with west-ish and south-ish sightholes open. Cap is missing with asphalt plug. Minor cracking to the top screed and a few cracks on the pillar itself. Nothing major or extensive. Not bad views, but not earth-shaking. Accessed from north. There's a cut benchmark on the farm building.


Slightly damaged 2010-12-21 12:04 - TP1573 (Braehead)

FB Number: S4362   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged pillar standing in pasture. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open except east-ish. Internals blocked. Fairly extensive cracking on the west face. Top screed also cracked with a few pieces missing. Spider intact and cap still present with sunken lettering. Easy bag from the east. Slightly hairy drive up the road to the north in the ice and snow....

Braehead Crack Network


Good condition 2010-12-20 15:37 - TP2432 (Corsencon Hill)

FB Number: S5053   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar on top of the rather splendid Corsencon Hill. FB faces south-ish with all sightholes open, although blocked. The cap is missing and not plugged. The pillar has been recently vandalised sporting "Fudge 2010" (or "Gudge")? The hill looks quite considerable from New Cumnock FBM, but is actually quite a quick rip from there. Followed the wood line south-east-ish up to the shoulder, then just ploughed straight towards the pillar. It being -11C made the frozen ground easy going underfoot although the snow was deep in places. Splendid views from the top in all directions.

Corsencon Hill pillar with new graffiti Corsencon Hill pillar with new graffiti
Corsencon Hill pillar immediately prior to sunset Bit of eye-candy for once! Tiny speck of sun left just as the sun set (and the temperature of -11C became very very apparent!).©descarte1


Damaged 2010-12-20 15:16 - TP0500 (New Cumnock)

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

Badly dinged FBM located near a clattering conveyor belt. The FBM is leaning and missing a corner based on what I could see. The caveat being....spare/old conveyor belt material had been dumped on top of the FBM! The road up was solid ice with a 3" layer of snow on top. Abandoned the car 1km away and walked in before heading up to Corsencon Hill to catch the sunset.

New Cumnock FBM under conveyor belts New Cumnock FBM under conveyor belts...one corner is knocked off
New Cumnock FBM under conveyor belts New Cumnock FBM under conveyor belts with Corsencon Hill behind


Good condition 2010-12-20 14:40 - TP0062 (Watston)

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

Good condition surface block beside a little layby on a back road to Ochiltree. Easy find even in several inches of snow. Quick scrape clean with the trowel and done! Thanks to agentmancuso again and fasgadh for simplifying it! ;-) Left it uncovered as had found it


Slightly damaged 2010-12-20 14:16 - TP6319 (Tarelgin)

FB Number: S4336   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged pillar in good condition other than the top screed which is mostly gone except for pieces around two loops. The spider is fully exposed though intact. FB faces east-ish towards a ziggurat of some nature. Only the west-ish sighthole remains open. The cap is missing and the hole plugged with a sort of resiny/copper material. Sounded thin and hollow when tonked. Fairly uninspiring views. Brown Carrick visible.


Slightly damaged 2010-12-20 13:47 - TP6803 (West Cairngillan)

FB Number: S4262   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged pillar in generally good nick except for lumps missing from the top screed exposing the spider, although the spider itself is undamaged. FB faces south-ish with only the north-ish sighthole open. Cap is present with sunken lettering. Views north a bit hemmed in by the hedgerow, but south views are quite decent. Raith Hill is clearly visible (look for the trees!). Also views to Brown Carrick, Mochrum Hill, Craigs of Kyle. Easy bag. There's a layby directly to the east and only two fences need jumped!

West Carngillan....what a difference a season makes! ...following on from SlainteJimmy\'s comment...


Slightly damaged 2010-12-20 13:15 - TP5576 (Raith Hill)

FB Number: S4328   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged pillar suffering from networks of small cracks and damage to the top screed. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes except east-ish open but blocked internally. Cap present with sunken lettering. Pillar sits on a nice little promontory that is quite prominent for its unassuming altitude. Walked in from the north parking in a layby with sign proclaming that Woodside, a village of 50 bungalows, used to be there....


Damaged 2010-12-20 12:37 - TP3797 (High Park)

FB Number: S4329   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged pillar in pasture. Small networks of cracks plus a good chunk taken out the south-east-ish corner. FB faces east-ish. Top screed also flaking in places. All sightholes except east-ish is open. The north-south-ish sightholes are clean, but the bolt has disappeared under a small pile of rust. Cap is present with sunken lettering. Very very good open views to the north. Approached from West Park farm. Farmer fine with access.

High Craig High Craig


Slightly damaged 2010-12-20 11:51 - TP3275 (Fulshawwood)

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

Slightly damaged pillar with networks of cracks around it plus some spalling near the FB. The top screed is also a bit dinged. Pillar sits to the north of the east/west hedge. Accessed via the bottom of the field to the south containing sheep (probably fed up with the sight of trigbaggers). FB faces north-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap is missing and no plug. Good views to Brown Carrick, Goat Fell and to the general north considering the lack of altitude for the pillar. If crossing the A77, consider using the underpass about 200m to the south of the pillar!


Good condition 2010-12-11 15:00 - TP13376 (Mount Zion Church Spire)

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

Nice 1GL BM on the church


Good condition 2010-11-29 15:30 - TP2529 (Craigs Of Kyle)

FB Number: 11396   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar with fairly rough appearance. FB faces south-ish, all sightholes open but blocked. Cap present with raised lettering. Fantastic views at sunset to the west with Brown Carrick and Bower Hill visible in a near line framed by Arran behind. Also, expansive views to the north. Easy enough trudge in through the snow from the east via a track through the conifer plantation. Some interesting rocks knolls on the way to explore. Possibly artificially high rating due to the time of visit and weather!

Craigs of Kyle at sunset Craigs of Kyle trig pillar at sunset©descarte1


Slightly damaged 2010-11-29 13:58 - TP1700 (Brown Carrick)

FB Number: S1583   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar with some slight cracking to the SW edge. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes except east-ish open. N/S sightholes are clear and bolt is visible. No cap or plug present. Absolutely stellar views today in the snow. The only downside was that the car couldn't make it up the hill to the convenient starting point at the end of the transmitter maintenance road, so it turned into a much longer hike.....

Brown Carrick Hill -- minor damage Minor damage to the SW edge of the Brown Carrick trig.


Slightly damaged 2010-11-29 12:25 - TP1548 (Bower Hill)

FB Number: S4361   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Slightly damaged pillar standing on the cliff edge of the Heads of Ayr. FB faces SE-ish landward. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. All sightholes open with NW/SE hole clear and bolt is visible. The pillar's top screed is cracking badly with other small networks of cracks on the facing. Extremely good views along the Ayrshire coast and across to Arran. Access was extremely easy (maybe a winter thing based on the other logs). Parked at the Farm Park (closed over winter) and walked along the marked road under the disused railway (there's also a cheeky benchmark on that). Follow that track across a field containing some giant donkeys and llamas to the NW corner. Cross a little stream then ascend the hill trending southwards round the prickly stuff. No problem at all. Easy bag!


Damaged 2010-11-22 14:01 - TP1866 (Cairnoch Hill)

FB Number: S3647   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Damaged trig with cracking on top screed with vegatation growing through the cracks and a sizeable chunk taken out the top of the south-west edge. That said, good views across the north side of the Campsies and Gargunnocks (assuming you're not in a cloud as I was today!). FB faces east-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Spider also intact despite screed cracking around it. As is typical with hills in this area, boggy underfoot. Approached along mapped track to the south until it ran out, then forged directly north up the tree line. Quite squelchy due to sphagnum. Attempted an alternative route on descent following a westward path, but this runs out leaving you to your own devices to cross the trashed forestry commission plantation. The plantation is being replanted if the evidence of the new shoots is anything to go by! John de Grahame's castle (big earthwork!) at the parking spot is worth a look. Lovely views from there too.


Good condition 2010-11-22 11:43 - TP5852 (Scout Head)

FB Number: S3676   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar in the midst of a conifer plantation. As noted in previous logs, access is easy from the metalled road around 200m to the east *outside* the deer fence. Follow the outside of the fence and it's an easy bag. Parked in the layby off the main road and walked up. Excellent views to the north and east prior to hitting the summit. None from the trig itself. FB faces north-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap is missing and no plug is present.


Good condition 2010-11-13 11:22 - TP2472 (Cowglen Golf Course)

FB Number: S3634   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No change from previous visit. Lovely views north today to Duncolm, Dumgoyne, Earl's Seat


Slightly damaged 2010-10-09 11:40 - TP3392 (Glovers Hill)

FB Number: S4129   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar with damaged top screed. Stands in a hedgerow at the SW corner of a crop field. Followed GRP's access suggestion and easy going underfoot if you stick to the field edge. Cap present with sunken lettering. FB faces north-ish with south and west-ish sightholes open. Spider intact despite damage to the screed. Nice views to the north and west.


Good condition 2010-10-09 11:13 - TP3606 (Hard Hill)

FB Number: S4258   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Vgc pillar at edge of a electric fence ringed paddock. As noted, the north side base washed out by a little burn showing the amount of concrete under these pillars! Cap present with raised lettering. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Easy access from road to the south. Reasonable views to the south.


Good condition 2010-09-08 17:19 - TP7298 (Stirling 2)

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

Conical antenna on a concrete building. Woo! Parked at bottom of track heading up the hill. Easy walk. Really nice views from the top through the blue-tinted haze. Sauchie Crag's white pillar visible with the naked eye from here.


Good condition 2010-09-08 17:19 - TP7297 (Stirling 1)

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

Conical antenna on a concrete building. Woo! Parked at bottom of track heading up the hill. Easy walk. Really nice views from the top through the blue-tinted haze. Sauchie Crag's white pillar visible with the naked eye from here.


Slightly damaged 2010-09-08 15:23 - TP4606 (Maggie Duncans Hill)

FB Number: S3205   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar with chunk missing out of SE-ish corner. FB faces N-ish with all sightholes open though blocked. Cap missing with asphalt plug in place. Excellent views for such a small hill. Quite prominent on the central belt plains though. Parked by the main road on the track to the east, headed up the track to the gate then easy wander across pasture. The pillar is in the same field so crop avoidal is easy.


Good condition 2010-09-08 14:21 - TP2042 (Castleton)

FB Number: S3630   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar almost completely engulfed in gorse. FB faces north-ish with W/S/N holes open. Couldn't check E due to gorse. Cap present with sunken lettering. Parked at farm and initially approached through field. Ended up 40m away with that 40m being gorse. Jumped fence towards the farm gate and headed round the back of the gorse where the pillar was. On the way, spotted a Neolithic ring marking on a bit of exposed bedrock and the ruined tower to the south is also worth a look.


Good condition 2010-09-08 13:53 - TP6531 (Tor Wood)

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

Good condition pillar situated under some humming electricity pylons. Cap missing with asphalt plug, FB faces north-ish, with north-ish sighthole open only. Views very hemmed in all round except north which were reasonable given the lack of altitude. Easy walk to the pillar from the main road along the substation tracks. Saw some deer.


Good condition 2010-09-08 12:43 - TP5821 (Sauchie Crag)

FB Number: S3631   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition trig pillar painted white atop the highest point of Sauchie Crag overlooking the North Third reservoir. Cap missing and no plug, FB faces east-ish with the south-ish sighthole open only. Walked up from the parking place to the south via the path marked on the 1:50k. Lovely woodland walk with great views across the reservoir and towards the Campsies, Gargunnocks and the plains to the west of Stirling.


Good condition 2010-09-08 11:38 - TP1390 (Birns Hill)

FB Number: S3645   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar with FB facing north-ish. West-ish sighthole open only. Cap is missing but replaced with a sort of metal plate. Some minor surface cracking. Excellent views to Myot Hill, Tomtain and Meikle Bin and down in the central belt. Parked at Leys Farm to the southeast of the pillar and headed along the road until the entrance to Doups Farm. Head off the road here along the track straight up the hill. Reasonably good going underfoot despite the recent rain.


Good condition 2010-09-08 10:49 - TP5052 (Myot Hill)

FB Number: S3646   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar on the interestingly prominent Myot Hill. Parked on farm access road, farmer fine with my louping the fence and heading up the muddy track to the top. Excellent views across the central belt. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open except west. N/S holes have a clean view through, but the bolt is covered in gunk. Cap is present with sunken lettering.


Slightly damaged 2010-08-28 13:59 - TP3857 (Hill House)

FB Number: S4259   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar with the exception of the top screed having a sizeable chunk knocked off it exposing the spider arms. Metalwork still in good shape, however. Cap present with sunken lettering. FB faces south-ish with S/E-ish sightholes still open. Surprisingly decent views all round, although I must echo clochandighter's rant about the barbed wire. Utter overkill. Easy wander up the mapped farm track and across a pasture field.


Unreachable but visible 2010-08-21 18:26 - TP2018 (Castlandhill Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

From the nearest point outside the fence to the pillar is around 14m. Pillar looks in good condition. Couldn't see any metalwork or sightholes due to long grass. The NW corner of the fence looks scalable due to a slump in the lower-half. However, decided to not set a bad example to the accompanying child...Good views from the hill though especially west along the firth.


Destroyed 2010-08-21 18:17 - TP3200 (Fleet Recreation Ground)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Gone. Would have had nice views, but the modern housing gets a bit in the way....


Good condition 2010-08-21 18:08 - TP7197 (Rosyth)

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

Easy enough find. About 10m off the path on the "Heritage Trail" found at the end of the Innova Campus road. A bit moss-covered so slightly camouflagued, but easy enough to spot. In good condition. No height tag.


Good condition 2010-08-21 17:54 - TP0581 (Rosyth FBM Aux 1)

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

Sent in the Berntsen-sniffing child to find this one. I know not how, but he walked straight up to where he thought it was based on one of the photos, prodded twice with a trowel and found it! In good nick. Parking about 100m away.


Good condition 2010-08-21 17:09 - TP0075 (South Queensferry)

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

Bit of a pain to find this one in extremely long grass. Finally located the remnants of the very worn arrow and the previous log about 1.5 metres away was golddust. Matched with the tape-in from the sketch perfectly and literally just stood on the thing. It's still dug-out, so easy to find once you have the spot! Nice views to the Forth bridges from across the road. Parked in the layby to the west which is part bus-stop.


Good condition 2010-08-21 16:32 - TP7145 (Linlithgow)

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

Buried FBM. Went straight to it via the sketch and tape. Although the measurement from the nearby fence post appears 20cm too far....I digress. Parking right beside it. Currently uncovered in terms of excavated mud, but slightly grassed over. Nice big bolt with broad arrow on it. Not the usual FBM top.


Couldn't find it 2010-08-21 16:00 - TP0579 (Linlithgow FBM Aux 1)

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

Struggled with this one for about half an hour in long grass and vegetation. Even with tapes, trowels (forgot the tent peg!), no joy. Will return in winter.


Good condition 2010-08-21 15:12 - TP2314 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: S9653   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar with FB facing east-ish, cap missing and only vented via west-ish. Cracking views for such a short jag up from the nearby convenient carpark. Visibility across to Dumgoyne, Campsies, Ochils all the way east to the Bass Rock. Splendid!


Destroyed 2010-08-21 15:12 - TP10096 (Cocklerue Hill)

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


Good condition 2010-08-15 16:16 - TP7489 (Crawlaw)

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

Now that agentmancuso has done all the hard work.....skoosh to find!


Good condition 2010-08-09 17:31 - TP0567 (Crianlarich FBM Aux 1)

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

With the help of the 3T's (trowel, tape and tent-peg), piece of cake!


Good condition 2010-08-07 14:00 - TP9222 (Alexandria RNTF Dome)

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


Slightly damaged 2010-07-26 16:29 - TP0491 (Connel)

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

Pillar as described by Bergfuerer and with the same scaff poles lying beside it! At the edge of the "high car park" at Poppies. Some damage to one corner, presumably during landscaping. Looks fresh enough. No other issues seen. Height tag, but no height! Nice views over Eilean Mhor etc.

Connel FBM showing damage Connel FBM showing recent damage


Good condition 2010-07-26 16:00 - TP7583 (Oban)

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

Clearly visible from the car park of Dunstaffnage Castle. Big mushroom aerial.


Good condition 2010-07-26 12:53 - TP7189 (Crianlarich)

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

Good condition FBM about 5-10m past the wee garden gate behind Benmore Farm. Easy to find. No access problems. Height tag present, but blank. Bit moss covered, otherwise seems fine.


Couldn't find it 2010-07-26 12:46 - TP0567 (Crianlarich FBM Aux 1)

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

Log does what the condtion says on the tin. After much comparison with the photos plus pacing out with the sketch, couldn't find the damned thing! Will return with a tape and a trowel and hopefully less rain! According to the GPS, was standing on it!


Toppled 2010-07-18 18:35 - TP2856 (Drumbow Resr)

FB Number: GONE   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Badly damaged pillar with flush bracket and spider removed. The pillar has obviously been moved. Not keyed into the ground at all and 18m away from the presumed location (now the reservoir). Easy to get to. Would have had good views north to the Ochils. Bit hemmed in from its current location to the side of the reservoir.


Destroyed 2010-07-18 18:05 - TP5491 (Polmont)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Had a crash around in the undergrowth behind the house and on top of the berm (just shy of being in the back gardens). Nothing to be seen. The GPS would indicate is was in a spot now under a garden but, oddly, I wasn't going to bother ringing the doorbell to ask if I could accurately stand on the spot a concrete pillar used to be....agentmancuso might have it right! No obvious trig debris behind the berm although plenty of brickwork....would have had good views across the firth prior to destruction, development and tree planting though!


Good condition 2010-07-18 17:46 - TP6707 (Wallacestone)

FB Number: S4820   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar in a little park with viewpoint rose and monument "thing". Trig not quite on the summit but amazing views along the firth nonetheless. FB faces west-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Pillar whitewashed with FB painted black. Views....Meikle Bin, Carleatheran, Ben Lomond, Wallace Monument, Dumyat, Ben Cleugh, Grangemouth refinery (quite impressive from up here!), Cairnpapple Hill (Neolithic burial mound), Forth rail bridge and Arthur's Seat....fantastic!


Slightly damaged 2010-07-18 17:28 - TP4968 (Muirhead)

FB Number: S3610   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Pillar near field boundary with damage to the top screed. Spider exposed quite badly. Otherwise, good condition with FB facing north-ish and south-ish sighthole open only. OS cap is present with sunken lettering. Easy walk up through the field from the gate to the east of the entrance to the big hoose called Southfield. Asked permission at Central Saddlery along the road. No problems other than odd enquiry as to whether I was "fae the Coal Board". Apparently they use the pillar quite often as a survey base. Excellent views from here.

Muirhead Trig 18Jul2010 - top surface Top surface of Muirhead trig


Damaged 2010-07-18 16:58 - TP3003 (Eastcraigs Hill)

FB Number: 11874   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar in terrible condition. Victim of a serious attack by the looks of things (and reports from previous logs). Not natural damage. FB still intact. No change from previous logs other than the plaque is gone. Definitely smacks of a removal attempt. FB SSE-ish (I'm guessing...), all sightholes open but internally blocked. The trench around the base remains but damage seems consistent with previous pictures. Excellent views from here especially to the Campsies and Ochils. Easy plod up the hill from the road.

Eastcraigs Hill Trig 18Jul2010 Eastcraigs Hill Trig 18Jul2010
Eastcraigs Hill Trig 18Jul2010 Eastcraigs Hill Trig 18Jul2010
Eastcraigs Hill Trig 18Jul2010 Eastcraigs Hill Trig 18Jul2010


Destroyed 2010-07-18 16:58 - TP10101 (Eastcraigs Hill)

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


Good condition 2010-07-18 16:41 - TP4297 (Knowehead)

FB Number: S3614   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar about 30m away from the road. Slightly rushy field, but there's a bit of a path about 20m into the field. Don't take the direct approach! Wet feet all round. FB faces ESE-ish with all sightholes open but internally blocked. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Lovely clear day so expansive views right across the central belt including Meikle Bin right the way round to the Pentlands and perhaps Arthur's Seat encompassing the Ochils. Great views for such little effort!


Destroyed 2010-07-18 16:27 - TP5963 (Shotts Resr)

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

Trudged across the swamp to the nearest spot indicated by the GPS about 3m away. It's about 40-50m north of the reservoir enclosure. Views around are of...not much. The bing interrupts the view to Black Hill Wester Bracco and the reservoir destroys any views south. Pillar could have been removed simply due to being utterly nae use! Bing looks like a good viewpoint though!


Destroyed 2010-07-18 16:22 - TP3005 (Easter Fortissat)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Read the logs. Drove past the nearest point on the road. Not going to waste an afternoon avoiding GOML's for a non-existent trig.....:-(


Good condition 2010-07-18 16:07 - TP1421 (Black Hill Wester Bracco)

FB Number: S3615   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar with two massive antennae about 200m away! FB faces north-ish (I think), all sightholes are open but internally blocked. An OS plaque is present as is an original cap with sunken lettering. Good views across central Scotland and back to Glasgow. Tussocky and rushy slog over from the nearest point on the road. Might be 200m but soaked through by the time I got to the trig!


Good condition 2010-07-12 16:04 - TP0981 (Balgair Muir)

FB Number: S6959   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar with south-east-ish facing FB and SE/NE sightholes open and clear. Bolt visible. Parked at the entrance to the marked path running up into the forest then via the firebreaks up to the trig. Bizarre deliverance-style hide nearby, probably to shoot trigpointers using the pillar as bait. The pillar itself stands in a big clearing. Absolutely no views at all, but probably would be pretty good if the trees weren't there!


Good condition 2010-07-12 15:16 - TP0064 (Fintry)

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

Easy enough to find with the OS sketch. Block was covered up with looseish dirt. Easily excavated with a boot! Re-covered it as I'd found it. Nice view to the Corrie of Balglass.


Good condition 2010-07-12 13:15 - TP4290 (Knockour Hill)

FB Number: S5042   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good condition, moss-covered stone-built pillar with cap with sunken lettering present. No sightholes, no idea what direction the FB was in due to a huge swarm of flies and the fact the pillar is completely enclosed by trees. There is a small fire-break showing a tiny slice of Loch Lomond, but that's your lot. Parked at Balloch Castle (GOML signs further up the road) and walked up. Headed up the forestry track starting at NS390847. This is fine up until you reach a phone mast at which point the track continues but is as SlainteJimmy describes. Fern clogged and muddy. Follow this until NS3938285072 where there's a clear line up the hill through the trees. Easy plod up this and once you clear the conifers, take a hard right for about 40m to the trig.


Good condition 2010-07-12 11:56 - TP3291 (Gallangad Muir)

FB Number: S4987   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very good condition pillar at the high point on the moor. Easy walk up from the road to the north along the marked and good condition path. FB faces east-ish with the north-ish sighthole open only. Good views to the north taking in the local pillars plus Loch Lomond. Good visibility today with views right up to the Cobbler. Nice, but not as good views as Duncryne which is right in front of you!

Gallangad Muir pillar with the view to the north Gallangad Muir pillar with the view to the north. Cobbler on the left, Ben Lomond on the right, Duncryne right in front!©descarte1


Good condition 2010-07-12 11:21 - TP0061 (Gartocharn)

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

Parked at Wards farm entrance which is big enough to temporarily accomodate a car, in my opinion....walk up the reduce speed sign, look left and step backwards until you're standing between the two fence posts with nails in them then step left three paces. It's about there. Found it easily as exposed although peculiarly had a Walkers crisp packet stuffed in the hole! I've left the packet there in case anyone needs help!

Gartocharn Surface Block Environs Gartocharn Surface Block Environs. Crisp packet is at the bottom marking the spot.


Good condition 2010-07-12 10:48 - TP2519 (Craigivairn)

FB Number: S5081   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar is in very good condition with FB facing north-east-ish and the south-east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Views very similar to Drumbeg...Loch Lomond, Duncryne, Duncolm, Auchenedin Hill, Campsies, Gargunnocks...As commented by Robin Hood, radical change up here! The forest area to the south and south-east of the pillar has been totally removed opening the views right up to the south and east. Well worth a revisit for anyone. The new route starts at the horse box car park at NS479906 then head up the first right-hand road. When you reach NS4816290984 cross the ditch and just head straight for the pillar across the brash. Fairly easy going.

270 degree panorama from Craigivairn 270 degree panorama from Craigivairn showing the view from the east (left-hand side) right the way round to the north (right-hand side). The hi-res version is at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alligatordescartes/4787816598/sizes/o/©descarte1


Good condition 2010-07-12 10:16 - TP2855 (Drumbeg)

FB Number: S4876   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very good condition pillar right beside the road. Very easy bag! FB faces east-ish, with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Surprisingly excellent 360 degree views from here to Loch Lomond, Duncryne, Duncolm (very apparent on the horizon), Auchenedin, Gargunnocks etc.


Slightly damaged 2010-07-12 09:49 - TP0933 (Auckeneck)

FB Number: S4913   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar with the exception of the top screed which has suffered some spalling. FB faces north-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. The OS cap is missing and the top hole is now plugged with asphalt. Good views to Earl's Seat, Auchenedin, Gallangad, Duncryne. Views to Loch Lomond slightly restricted by a small line of trees!


Good condition 2010-07-09 15:00 - TP8924 (Battle of Largs Monument)

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

Whilst following the Gourock -> High Boydston -> Ayr NPFB lines


Destroyed 2010-07-08 16:27 - TP5150 (North Broomage)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Detoured northwards coming home from the Falkirk Wheel. No there.

iPhone GPS map reading iPhone GPS map reading


Good condition 2010-07-07 12:54 - TP7142 (Arrochar)

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

Easy enough to find in a small enclosure off the north side of the road. See previous photos for a clue. Completely covered in moss except for the OS plate and the OSBM dome on top. Oh, and 200th trig!


Good condition 2010-07-07 12:42 - TP0566 (Arrochar FBM Aux 1)

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

Not massively easy to find. My son eventually found it by kicking small holes in the turf in a straight line every 20cm from the last fence post. It's about 1.5m away as per Lone Walker's photo. Completely covered in turf, so a good bag! Left mostly covered but with a bit of the Berntsen visible.


Slightly damaged 2010-07-06 16:57 - TP5291 (Pappert Hill)

FB Number: S4984   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar (slightly damaged?) above Bonhill. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open but internally blocked. Damage to the top with what looks like an attempt to remove the spider. Not any worse than in peregrinus' pic. Trig is now white (with new graffiti!). There's some carved graffiti on there as well as the scribbled stuff. Still plenty of empties in evidence so still a popular ned hangout. Views are pretty decent but hemmed in due to the trees. Directions....this one was a total pig! The 1:25k map seems a bit out of date...the best approach road is from the entrance to the Pappert Well Community Woodland at NS4014779576. This goes over a small bridge then heads east. Follow this over a black stile then onto a metalled path until NS4151680172 where there's a very faint path leading off the metalled path. Follow that and it leads straight to the trig. I went another way and ended up wading through the bog for the whole way. Only found the path on the way back! The path is much easier but if it's been raining, the chest-high ferns will soak you in seconds...

Pappert Hill trig pillar Pappert Hill trig pillar looking down onto Balloch
Pappert Hill trig pillar spider Pappert Hill trig pillar spider. Looks like a failed removal attempt
Some fine graffiti on Pappert Hill trig Some fine graffiti on Pappert Hill trig
More serious graffiti on Pappert Hill trig More serious graffiti on Pappert Hill trig


Slightly damaged 2010-07-06 14:40 - TP1668 (Bromley Muir)

FB Number: S5036   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Slightly damaged pillar. Some cracks on the west face and chewing on south-east-ish top corner. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open but internally blocked. No cap or plug present (although I removed a NTS guidebook stuffed into the hole. It seems the owner wasn't impressed with the trig's lack of tearoom facilities). The graffiti shown in previous pics is wearing off with no new works added. Stunning views across Loch Lomond with a sort of Duncryne-esque "reveal" moment in that the loch and mountains beyond are totally hidden until you literally crest the point about 10m south of the trig and the pillar and views explode into view. Just awesome! Parked as per Renton. Easy walk up. There's a decent track once the metalled road stops.


Good condition 2010-07-06 13:51 - TP5637 (Renton)

FB Number: S4991   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good condition pillar on a fairly uninspiring moor above Cardross. FB faces west-ish with all sightholes open but blocked internally. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Excellent views along the firth. Parked at the works road entrance with easy walk across.


Good condition 2010-07-06 11:30 - TP2814 (Doughnot Hill)

FB Number: S5142   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very good condition pillar on a subtly prominent hill in the Kilpatricks. Doughnot Hill is very obvious approaching from Duncolm, yet almost totally invisible from the west. Nice. FB faces north-west-ish with all sightholes open and clear with the bolt clearly visible. Cap present with raised lettering. Some graffiti on the pillar and some minor cracking. The views from here are excellent across to Loch Lomond and back towards the Campsies. I came directly from Duncolm which was, in retrospect, a lot of effort with a tussocky and sphagnum-infested slog. I returned via Black Linn reservoir which has a metalled road leading off from it. I took the turn towards Loch Humphrey expecting a slog through the forest (or along the lochside...) but! there's a new path on the south side of the loch which hooks up with the Kilpatrick Braes path. So! If you're doing Duncolm and Doughnot in one go, do Duncolm, return to the new path, then do Doughnot.....

Doughnot Hill bolt Doughnot Hill bolt


Good condition 2010-07-06 10:40 - TP2908 (Duncolm Hill)

FB Number: S3666   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very good condition pillar on top of the highest point of the Kilpatricks. FB faces south-ish with the south, east and north-ish sightholes still open. No through views though. No cap or plug. Excellent views of Loch Lomond and good intervisibility to the Slacks, Doughnot, Duncryne etc...Came up from Old Kilpatrick via Drums farm road up Kilpatrick Braes. Obvious path to the trig once the metalled road runs out by Loch Humphrey

Loch Lomond from Duncolm Loch Lomond from Duncolm trig point


Good condition 2010-07-02 16:35 - TP7263 (Carlisle)

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

Followed the previous log's instructions and worked perfectly. No hassle. Had already spotted the antenna from the roof if Carlisle Castle (there's a cheeky horizontal cut benchmark on the parapet there!). Not a massively interesting bag but near other fun stuff in Carlisle!


Good condition 2010-07-02 13:21 - TP10528 (Castle Keep Flagstaff)

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

Bagged during visit to Carlisle Castle. Didn't get access to the roof to check the bolt, but there's a cut benchmark on one of the tower parapets!


Destroyed 2010-06-30 12:24 - TP2676 (Culgaith)

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

Gone. Presumably replaced by Rose Bank.


Good condition 2010-06-30 12:13 - TP7129 (Rose Bank)

FB Number: 11073   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very good condition pillar on fence line to the north of the nearby road. Pillar isn't in hedgerow so clearly seen from the road. Easy access by jumping a gate and the fence. FB faces south-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with raised lettering. There's a flush bracket on a roadside building at Mill Farm just to the south of Culgaith!


Good condition 2010-06-30 11:35 - TP3207 (Flusco Pike)

FB Number: S6481   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the layby 25m past the track entrance on the A66 eastbound. Easy walk to the trig. Friendly cows in the field despite their desire to be in all my photos! Trig in very good condition. FB faces south-ish and vented east-ish only. Asphalt plug. Good views over the northern Lakes


Good condition 2010-06-30 11:13 - TP0593 (Penrith FBM Aux 1)

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

The grass on the verge was trimmed back so very easy find. In good condition. Just across the A66 is the suspected missing Stainton surface block.


Good condition 2010-06-30 11:06 - TP7188 (Penrith (R))

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

Approached as per lonesome_cowboy_burt's log. Much safer on the north carriageway than the south! Easy enough to find in the enclosure. In very good condition with the first height tag I've seen! There's also a cheeky rivet on one corner.


Possibly missing 2010-06-30 10:59 - TP0110 (Stainton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 1/10

Most likely lost to the cycle path. GPS indicated 1m error and slap bang on the path.

Me standing on Stainton Surface Block Me standing on Stainton Surface Block according to the GPS (<1m error).


Destroyed 2010-06-28 16:09 - TP0821 (Allinsons Bank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Passed with 25m of it heading south on the M74. Patently not there!


Good condition 2010-06-27 17:26 - TP1500 (Blood Moss)

FB Number: S8861   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very good condition pillar with FB facing NW and only the SE sighthole open. Cap with raised lettering present. Easy to reach. Follow the forest track running past Hill Cottage until basically due north of the pillar. A track heads south to the pillar from there. Easy underfoot today, but could be quite boggy (sphagnum-tastic!) after rain. Great views especially north to Dunrod and south to the very prominent Knock. Lovely views to Arran only marred by those bloody pylons!


Damaged 2010-06-26 11:54 - TP2584 (Creuch Hill)

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

Exploded pillar! A few decent sized chunks of pillar left along with the centre tube, one sighthole tube and a couple of bits of angle iron. Had a bit of a dig around but couldn't locate the surface block with bolt and the swarms of flies were annoying me! Good views along the Firth of Clyde plus visibility to the Knock, Murdieston, Dunrod, Corlick, Banks etc....tussocky slog from the roadside parking at the WNW. Could be very miserable underfoot if wet. Heathery slog for the last 500m. Heavy going.


Good condition 2010-06-22 19:47 - TP9061 (Big Ben Pinnacle)

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


Good condition 2010-06-22 19:34 - TP9435 (Westminster Cathedral Cupola)

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


Good condition 2010-06-18 16:10 - TP9028 (Black Hill TV Mast)

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

Visiting nearby pillar.


Damaged 2010-06-12 17:37 - TP3616 (Hardridge)

FB Number: S4989   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Damaged pillar standing on a fairly exposed spot on the moor. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap still present with sunken lettering. There's a fair chunk knocked out the lower north-west corner and some minor cracking/repairs on the west face. Good views north today with excellent visibility to Ben Lomond, Conic Hill and Duncryne. Local intervisibility to Corlick Hill, Dunrod Hill. Exceptional views east towards Glasgow as far south as the new windfarm at Whitelee (and the Corse Hill trig!). Oddly...didn't see the railway remnants...and, the 1:50k tiles being served by the OS no longer show it, although Streetmap still do....


Good condition 2010-06-12 15:57 - TP6452 (Thornlybank Hill)

FB Number: S3621   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good condition, but very mossy, pillar standing in a tiny clearing totally surrounded by dense conifers. No views, as a result, unless you like homogenous conifers...no real clue about direction of the FB, but one sighthole is open. Broadly followed agentmancuso's route. Follow the metalled road to the west of Ladymuir Reservoir (now exposed) then take the south branch of the road. Take the first firebreak (there's a path and not the one with the pylons). Follow that to around NS3342063889 then head into the trees. Just keep going up. However! At NS3342063889 there's a sort of path heading south into the trees, a mini-firebreak, if you like. Follow that until you get to a road, then there's actually a path doubling back right up to the trig. I only found that one *after* I'd crashed through the conifers, of course....


Slightly damaged 2010-06-12 11:38 - TP5160 (North Hill)

FB Number: S4813   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Vgc condition pillar with minor ding to the south-east-ish top corner. FB faces south-ish with the east-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and no plug. The pillar stands within a secure compound but there is a gap in the fence to the left and right of the entrance gate. Easy to get into (assuming you're not too big!). Amazing views along the Ayrshire coast and across to Arran. Also, excellent intervisibility with a lot of nearby trigs and even as far as the new Whitelee windfarm!


Good condition 2010-06-12 10:58 - TP0055 (Montfode)

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

Easy enough find. Slightly to the south of the gate in the picture and in the "exposed keyhole view of a surface block shaped hole". Lightly filled with sand, but easy enough to dig out. Recovered to the state I'd found it in. Excellent views along the coast and across to Arran.


Good condition 2010-06-07 21:35 - TP2430 (Corse Hill)

FB Number: S1604   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very good condition pillar on top of Corse Hill now slap bang in the middle of Whitelee Windfarm. Parked at Laigh Alderstocks farm to the south-east and followed the metalled road up towards the trig. Easy going. The forest on the OS map is now virtually gone so the views have opened up dramatically. Approached the trig towards a nice sunset, and views just amazing to Goatfell, Tinto, Campsies, Ben Lomond etc....as the sun set, nice night views of Glasgow and East Kilbride. Very peaceful spot. Pillar's cap is missing and not plugged. The south-ish sighthole is open, FB faces north-ish.

Corse Hill Trig with nearby turbine Corse Hill Trig with nearby turbine©descarte1


Good condition 2010-06-05 10:50 - TP6737 (Wardlaw Hill)

FB Number: S4304   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very good condition pillar with some minor surface cracks on the SW face. FB faces SW-ish with the SW/SE sightholes still open. Cap is missing and no plug present. Excellent views along the Ayrshire coast. No problems with access along the road to Harpercroft Farm although "Don't park on the grass" signs are present.


Slightly damaged 2010-06-05 10:21 - TP1925 (Carmel Bank)

FB Number: S4265   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Generally good condition pillar buried in a hawthorn hedgerow. Top surface damaged with spider a bit exposed. Cap missing and no plug. FB faces east-ish with all sightholes open. Reasonable, but limited, views.

Wardlaw Hill Top Surface Wardlaw Hill Top Surface showing minor damage and exposed spider


Couldn't find it 2010-06-05 08:30 - TP8295 (Wardlaw Hill Auxiliary)

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


Good condition 2010-06-03 20:23 - TP6107 (Springfield)

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

Vgc pillar with FB facing north-ish. N/S sightholes open but clogged. Cap present with raised lettering. Excellent views north to Ben Lomond, Meikle Bin and other Campsies sights. Also nice views along the full length of the Clyde Valley. Easy to get to along the track leading up to the comms mast.


Good condition 2010-06-03 19:47 - TP5312 (Parkfield)

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

Vgc pillar standing on tussocky moorland. Not massively inspiring views. FB faces west-ish with west/east sightholes open and unblocked. Bolt is slightly buried in dirt so not visible. Cap present with sunken lettering. Easy to get to over fields and moorland.


Good condition 2010-05-31 12:03 - TP3843 (Hill)

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

Good condition, if moss-covered, pillar. FB faces east-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. No views whatsoever, but a vaguely pleasant sylvan scene in the sun. Easy to get to. Parked at Carse of Lecropt church carpark (some nice face carvings around the tower and also a 1GL benchmark on the building) then just headed straight up the hill.


Damaged 2010-05-15 15:00 - TP0575 (Partick FBM Aux 1)

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

Still there in the same condition. Top missing, beer can stuffed inside it. The most notable things are: a) interesting-ish view over the industrial wasteland; b) the grassy areas should be called shite areas with occasional patches of grass....


Good condition 2010-05-08 15:53 - TP6909 (Whitelee Hill)

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

Good condition pillar with a repaired top and a few minor cracks on the NW edge. FB faces north-ish with all sightholes open but blocked with debris. Cap present with sunken lettering. Reasonable views west but hemmed in by trees to the north and east. Fairly uninspiring views south. Easy, if dull, walk from the end of the yellow road past Craigends.


Good condition 2010-05-08 14:45 - TP2777 (Dicks Law)

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

Accessed via Windy Hill farm. Farmer fine with parking just off road about 700m away from farm and accessing via his garden. Trees now all gone! Ground a mixture of brash (dried out today, so fairly easy going), peat bog and drainage channel. Slow going, but reasonable underfoot. With the trees gone and today's excellent visibility, the view from this pillar is stunning. The entire Ayrshire plain and coast from Troon up to Ardrossan is laid out in front of you. Great views to Arran and Ailsa Craig. Other visible pillars would include Craigie (gone), Goatfell, Ailsa Craig, Ben Lomond, Tinto, Goldenberry (north of Ardrossan), Ballageich Hill to name a few....FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Pillar appears slightly sunken into its surroundings. Otherwise, good condition.


Good condition 2010-05-08 11:10 - TP0065 (Auldhouse)

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

V-shaped fence posts now straightened, but a pin is on the most northerly one. Surface block about 1 metre from that. Easy enough find as the block has quite a large area exposed.


Good condition 2010-05-08 10:52 - TP2515 (Craighall)

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

Very good condition pillar just outside farm. Asked farmer for permission and no problems going through the farm. FB faces west-ish, east-ish hole open only although mostly below ground level. Cap present with sunken lettering. Views pretty uninspiring.


Good condition 2010-05-08 10:34 - TP3699 (Headshill)

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

Very good condition pillar at side of field beside a farm road. Pillar sits on a fairly substantial plinth. FB faces west-ish, east-ish sighthole open only. Cap still present with sunken lettering. Good views to the Campsies, Ben Lomond (and beyond in today's clear visibility) and Tinto.


Destroyed 2010-05-08 10:17 - TP5938 (Sheriff Faulds)

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

Artificial high score as the views are surprisingly good from the location of the trig. Had amazingly clear visibility all the way to the Arrochar Alps, Ben Lomond, the Campsies and Tinto. Unfortunately, the Campsies are split in half by a small stand of trees. Pillar is definitely gone.


Destroyed 2010-05-08 09:30 - TP4369 (Law Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Drive-by. Definitely gone. Views hemmed in by new builds.


Good condition 2010-05-08 09:15 - TP0069 (Carluke)

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

Surface block near northbound layby on the A73. Easy enough find with the OS sketch. Was slightly reburied although easy enough to find.


Good condition 2010-05-08 08:48 - TP4842 (Miltonhead)

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

Trig pillar on the site of General Roy's birthplace. The pillar is situated in a nice little area with a bench. Very commemorative! Views west also quite decent. FB faces south-ish with west/north-ish holes open. Cap missing, but asphalt plug present.

Miltonhead Trig Pillar Miltonhead Trig pillar


Good condition 2010-05-05 13:00 - TP9352 (University Spire)

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

Walk past this at least once a week......arbitrary date picked.


Good condition 2010-05-03 13:55 - TP7216 (Stirling)

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

Slightly complicated to find due to overhanging tree cover messing with the GPS signals. The prior logs are gold-dust especially "look for the hawthorn"! FBM completely engulfed in ivy, hawthorn and, to my joy, nettles. Stung from the wrist to the elbow trying to get a clear photo!


Good condition 2010-05-03 13:44 - TP0578 (Stirling FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy Berntsen in nice short grass! Exposed at the moment. In the valley to the east of Stirling so not exactly awesome views although Dumyat looms impressively. Prior logs help locate it with no problems.


Good condition 2010-05-03 13:20 - TP0041 (Row)

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

Easy enough find on the north side of the road. Uncovered at the moment and pretty much perfectly in line with the east edge of the reservoir.


Damaged 2010-04-24 12:18 - TP2471 (Cowden Hill)

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

Marking this as 'Damaged' due to some genius bolting a flagpole on top of it. A lot of chewing out the top now. Otherwise, in good condition. FB faces east-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Spider looks intact and the cap is missing but plugged with asphalt. Nice views along the Forth/Clyde canal and towards Rough Castle roman fort (well worth a visit). Accessed via a farm gate at NS8295080145 which avoids the gorse!

Cowden Hill with flag Cowden Hill with flag
Cowden Hill pillar top Cowden Hill pillar top


Destroyed 2010-04-24 11:53 - TP6256 (Summerhouse Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

GPS indicated pillar on high ground in the field beside the reservoir. However, that field also has a massive fence, so didn't bother getting any closer than 14m. It's definitely not there. Good views north though.


Good condition 2010-04-24 11:49 - TP0070 (Westquarter)

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

Easy to find after I'd realised I'd parked the car on it.....used the GPS then looked for the usual "surface block keyhole view" hole.


Good condition 2010-04-24 11:06 - TP6492 (Tippet Craig)

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

Good condition pillar with only minor concrete spalling. FB faces east-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. No cap but asphalt plug. Good views especially to the north. Hazy today, but would be even better if clear. Followed Beam right-of-way from N then turned west along the marked path. Easy going underfoot due to dry weather but can imagine it very boggy if wet.


Slightly damaged 2010-04-24 10:13 - TP2002 (Carrickstone)

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

Good condition pillar with the exception of a bit of damage to one corner on the top. Built on on a massive raft of stone. Very peculiar! No cap or plug present, FB faces north-ish with north-ish and south-ish sightholes still open and clear. Bolt visible (with a bit of squinting). No views due to the urban expansion although a hint of the view can be seen about 150 yards to the east. The Roman altar stone is nearby and worth a look if you like mostly amorphous blobs of sandstone. The trig is now pretty much clear of graffiti. Water tower is quite impressive...


Good condition 2010-04-24 09:48 - TP0939 (Avenuehead)

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

Very good condition pillar in a small stand of trees (well, three trees and a phone pole). FB faces south-ish, west-ish sighthole open only. Cap is present with sunken lettering. Views quite decent from a surprisingly good viewpoint. Been along the A80 many times and never quite realised how much of a valley the road is in! Asked farmer for access at farm. No problems. Curious looks from three women in jodhpurs though....


Good condition 2010-04-17 12:37 - TP3968 (Holehead)

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

Vgc pillar with very minor chipping from the top near summit of Holehead Hill. Met Office weather station very prominent about 100m away. FB faces east-ish, no cap or plug present, pillar still very white although starting to fade. Excellent views to other Campsie Fells pillars including Earl's Seat, Meikle Bin, Cort-ma-Law and Dumbreck. Approached from layby at approx. NS629818 (east side of the road). There's a stile on the left side of the wall heading up the hill with an excellent path going straight up to the trig and weather station. Very easy going underfoot which, for the Campsies, is awesome!


Damaged 2010-04-17 11:07 - TP2436 (Cort-Ma Law)

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

Badly damaged pillar with serious damage to the top and several chunks knocked out the sides. The spider is still intact as is the flush bracket. The cap is missing but plugged with asphalt. As per the earlier log, the satellite dish is still there although the conduit and cable is just wound round the dish now. FB faces south-ish, only the north-ish sighthole is open. Views are excellent over Glasgow with good intervisibility to other Campsie pillars including Holehead, Meikle Bin, Earl's Seat and Tomtain. Approached from car park to the west. For the Campsies, amazingly good path with no real sphagnum wading! Just follow the path past all the cairns to avoid wet feet.


Good condition 2010-04-15 18:15 - TP4503 (Lochlands Hill)

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

Very good condition pillar with reskimmed top sporting curiously rounded corners and raised loops. FB faces north-ish, all sightholes except east-ish open. N/S tube is clear and bolt is visible. Cap missing and the asphalt plug has been broken open. Good views all around but particularly interesting (I found) that it's the last high-point before the ground drops away onto the plains of Ayrshire. The next high point to the south is Craigie Hill past Kilmarnock. Slightly higher score for that point alone. Also, the visibility was awesome today....Easy approach from north straight up the hill, took a left at the phone mast.


Good condition 2010-04-15 17:40 - TP3862 (Hill Of Barnaigh)

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

VG condition pillar with a few minor cracks. FB faces north-ish, east-ish sighthole only open. Cap still in situ with sunken lettering. Fairly easy approach from the south. Parked by the big bouldery crag (looks like it might have a few OK routes on it...) and headed virtually straight up the hill. The final fence, as Jimmy notes, is sneakily electrified as well as being totally barbed. Easy to get over, but be warned. The views are decent, but not particularly noteworthy.


Good condition 2010-04-15 16:34 - TP0054 (Auchengarth)

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

Easy to find bolt on the north end of the parking layby beside Auchengarth Farm. There's a bin there with a small lump of exposed bedrock about 1.5m to the north-east from it. The bolt's on that. Really nice spot for a sit and watch the world (mostly nautical) go by...


Destroyed 2010-04-15 15:57 - TP7420 (Cauldron Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Decent view. Nothing to see OS-related


Slightly damaged 2010-04-15 15:16 - TP2928 (Dunrod Hill)

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

Visit this one on a clear day. The views up the Firth of Clyde and north are just jaw-dropping. FB faces north-ish, west-ish sighthole open only (which was stuffed with some plastic today). Cap missing with asphalt plug present. A chunk has been knocked out the SW edge around knee height. Good intervisibility to Corlick Hill, Banks, Blood Moss amongst others. The Knock also visible in beautiful silhouette. Came up from Cornalees Visitor Centre car park directly up the path between this summit and one next door with the cairn on it. The visitor centre has a great exhibition on the Greenock Cut on at the moment which is worth a visit in itself. Even saw a submarine gliding up the firth.....


Good condition 2010-04-15 14:00 - TP1013 (Banks)

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

High-ranking due to amazing visibility on the day. Stellar views no matter which direction you looked. Arran, Cumbrae, Bute all phenomenally clear plus excellent intervisibility to other pillars with Corlick Hill, Murdieston and Dunrod Hill all clearly visible on the horizon. FB faces east-ish, no cap or plug present and N/S/W-ish sightholes open. N/S tube is clear and the bolt is visible. The gate to the north (beside National Semiconductor in the industrial estate) was open, so access was easy. Still, despite nearly two weeks of dry weather, a bit sludgy underfoot! Totally worth it on a clear day though.


Good condition 2010-04-15 13:14 - TP0056 (Barrhill)

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

Easy to find rivet. Parked beside the outdoor pool and trudged up the near-vertical staircase. The substation is blindingly obvious, as is the rivet on it....nice-ish views slightly obscured by trees. A better view can be obtained from the FBM AUX on top of nearby Tower Hill.


Slightly damaged 2010-04-15 12:29 - TP4985 (Murdieston)

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

High-ranking pillar due to the phenomenal views today. Slightly damaged due to a chunk knocked out one edge around knee height. I sometimes wonder if this is simply to help folk climb onto the things! FB faces north-ish, no cap or plug present, south-ish sighthole open only. Good intervisibility too neighbouring pillars and Ardmore. Easy trudge up the hill from parking at Whin Hill Golf Club. Remember to bag Whinhill at the same time. Lots of curious sheep and a really ugly brick building nearby.


Good condition 2010-04-15 11:49 - TP4587 (Lurg Moor)

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

Another high-ranking Clyde-side pillar....VG condition, FB north-ish, S-ish sighthole open only. Cap is missing with an asphalt plug present. Phenomenal views today to the north especially with Ben Lomond and Conic Hill being very obvious. Good intervisibility to the other pillars running along the same ridge line and across to Ardmore. Parked at the viewpoint car park to the east and headed straight up the hill. Tussocky underfoot but easy going in the dry weather. There's a lot of other archaeology on Lurg Moor but decided to leave that for another day...


Good condition 2010-04-15 11:10 - TP5974 (Side Hill)

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

VG condition pillar. Cap missing, no plug. FB faces SE-ish. All sightholes open, but not clear through. Good intervisibility views to other nearby pillars including Ranfurly, Barscube Hill, Corlick Hill and Auchinleck. Pillar looks like it's leaning to the west by about 9 degrees. Steepish ascent from road (I parked near Slates) but easy enough.


Slightly damaged 2010-04-15 10:30 - TP3768 (High Auchenleck)

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

FB facing south-ish, all sightholes open and the N/S tube is clear with the bolt visible! First time I've even seen that...cap is missing with an asphalt plug in place. Pillar in decent condition apart from a lump taken out the SW edge. Really, really good views on a glorious day. Easy approach from Mid Auchinleck Farm road past a wall that looks potentially nice for bouldering....


Good condition 2010-04-11 19:30 - TP1064 (Barscube Hill)

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

Stone-built pillar with SW-ish facing FB, spider intact but cap missing and no plug. No sightholes at all! Phenomenal views along the Clyde to Ardmore especially...


Good condition 2010-04-10 08:39 - TP5584 (Ranfurly Golf Course)

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

Vgc pillar on golf course high point. Easy to get to with a large parking area about 400m away to the east. FB faces south-ish, north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing, but plugged with asphalt. Amazing views to the north with Ben Lomond very prominent.


Good condition 2010-04-10 08:11 - TP1050 (Barr Hill)

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

Vgc pillar at quarry edge. Watch for the unfenced drop! FB faces east-ish, cap present with sunken lettering, one sighthole facing west-ish still open. Approach up the quarry road, just before the gates, there's an obvious path disappearing off into the woods to the left. Follow that, then up a little path up the hill to the trig. Again, watch the drops! No real views from the trig due to the woods.


Good condition 2010-04-10 07:52 - TP0059 (Howwood)

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

Surface block near Howwood station. Paint has now completely disappeared but easy find without sketch. Look for the obvious "surface block shaped hole loosely filled with vegetation". No real views to speak of.


Toppled 2010-04-10 07:33 - TP3572 (Hall Hill)

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

Toppled pillar with FB facing upwards. Cap missing and hole not plugged. Good views across Johnstone/Paisley.


Good condition 2010-04-03 16:00 - TP5674 (Richmond Park)

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

Very good condition pillar on the top of Richmond Hill. All sightholes open. Cap missing but hole plugged with a sort of metal plate. FB faces west-ish. Amazing views over London from inside the park from King Henry's mound. Slightly more limited from the trig itself...


Good condition 2010-04-03 14:00 - TP0420 (Ham)

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

Easy to find bolt on a jetty near Ham House. Pleasant walk from Teddington Lock if a bit soggy underfoot. Nice river views as noted especially towards Richmond and the Star and Garter home..


Unreachable but visible 2010-04-03 13:00 - TP7498 (Teddington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Aerials....on the way from the SE end of Roy's baseline to Ham


Good condition 2010-04-03 12:29 - TP7804 (Hounslow Heath Baseline South-east)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

South-eastern end of the Roy baseline (the other end being at Heathrow). In Roy Close. In good nick with uppermost end sporting a wooden plug. Interesting plaque. Went from here towards Mortlake bagging OS related stuff en route...


Good condition 2010-04-03 10:10 - TP7816 (Hounslow Heath Baseline North-west)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

North-western end of the Hampstead Heath baseline by Roy (and later Mudge). Was at an event at the Radisson Edwardian over the road and escaped one day to walk from Heathrow to the other end of the baseline then onto Mortlake picking up Teddington Active Station, Ham and Richmond Hill on the way. Cannon is marked on the 1:25k map.


Slightly damaged 2010-03-21 16:30 - TP1427 (Black Loch)

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

Slightly damaged pillar with damage restricted to the corners being knocked off giving the top a strangely rounded look. Spider is intact although the cap is missing and unplugged. FB faces east-ish and all sightholes are open except east. The pillar is still white (ironically given its name!) although starting to look a bit tatty. The views are pretty good across to Auchineden Hill, Dumgoyne, Dumfoyne, Earl's Seat, Cort-ma-Law, Tomtain.....views restricted to the west due to the plantation. See Muirhouses log for info on access and GOML.....


Good condition 2010-03-21 15:00 - TP4971 (Muirhouses)

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

Very good condition pillar about 50m from the road. Cap present with sunken lettering, FB faces north-ish with east-ish sighthole only open. Utterly amazing views across the whole Glasgow area. Stellar. After trepidation after reading logs about this trig and Black Loch, found the farmer at *East* Muirhouses very pleasant and was happy for access to both trigs via the fields provided no dogs, no camping, no cutting of fences (!) and no shooting of animals. Which, to me, sounded fair. What eejit goes onto someone else's lands and bloody shoots the livestock....anyway, no issues at all and a very pleasant day out.

GOML warning on road to West Muirhouses GOML warning on road to West Muirhouses. Fortunately, East Muirhouses much more accomodating!


Good condition 2010-03-06 15:19 - TP0573 (Dunlop FBM Aux 1)

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

Fourth attempt. Turned up with sketch and tape only to find the vegetation had been cut back and the bloody thing was as plain as the nose on my face!


Slightly damaged 2010-02-21 14:30 - TP6880 (White Hill)

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

Slightly damaged pillar with a corner chipped off. Otherwise, very good condition considering its locale. Cap missing and no plug. FB faces east-ish and no sightholes open. Excellent views over Glasgow.


Good condition 2010-02-20 15:00 - TP0876 (Ardmore)

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

Very good condition pillar just above sea level on the Ardmore peninsula. Easy to get at from nearby car parking with a lovely walk. Easy, until the last few metres, which are totally gorse-ridden. The trig is now completely enclosed except from a very narrow (and spiky) path to it. Managed to squeeze in (with swearing) to get an FB pic and establish the sightholes, but another year will probably have this pillar unreachable! FB faces north-ish, east-ish and west-ish sightholes are open. Cap is missing and the hole is unplugged. Lovely views away from the gorse!

Ardmore Pillar Ardmore pillar disappearing into the gorse...in February!


Destroyed 2010-02-20 15:00 - TP10116 (Ardmore)

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


Good condition 2010-02-14 17:00 - TP1477 (Blairskaith Muir)

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

Very good condition pillar on a rocky hummock on Blairskaith Muir. FB faces south-ish with east sighthole open only. Spider intact and cap with raised lettering present. Some white paint on it. Accessed via marked road at North Blochairn which turned into a coo-ridden swamp. Cut across a field with dead sheep and baleful crow to the chambered cairn to the extremely weird mini-trig (about half height with some corroded bolts in the top). From the cairn, fairly squelchy trudge to the pillar. Amazing views to Glasgow, however, far better than at the trig itself! At the trig, good views to the Campsies. As noted before, very unusual angle. Returned via the forest path (not marked on the 1:50k) to around NS595757 then walked back along the road. In retrospect, parking at NS590757 and walking up the path would have been more sensible (although you'd miss the view and mini-trig!). All in all, a very "Deliverance" experience!


Good condition 2010-02-14 16:00 - TP3940 (Hilton)

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

Very good condition pillar on top of a nice high point at the edge of Hilton Golf Club. Spider intact, but no cap or plug. FB faces north-ish with east sighthole open only. Good views, especially to the north. Decent views to Glasgow, but not as good as South Mains. Asked at pro shop if access OK. No problems.


Good condition 2010-02-14 14:30 - TP6073 (South Mains)

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

Good condition pillar with base slightly exposed. No cap or plug, spider intact. FB faces south-ish, north-ish hole open only. Good views across Glasgow. Parked at NS539738 then walked down to the path, through a gateless gate then up the field. Out of view of the farm and no hassle at all!


Slightly damaged 2010-02-13 15:00 - TP2880 (Dumbarton Castle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar marked as slightly damaged due to the south-west-ish corner being chipped off. Spider intact, but no cap or plug. FB faces south-ish with only the north-ish sighthole still open. Amazing views on a clear day along the Clyde. When bagging this one, don't avoid the rest of the castle!


Destroyed 2010-02-13 13:59 - TP2882 (Dumbuck)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Still not there


Good condition 2010-02-07 17:34 - TP5222 (Old Mains)

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

Good condition pillar that looks a lot like it's had a close encounter with a tractor leaning a splendid 14 degrees off true to the east (I love my iPhone. A plethora of apps to measure this stuff!). FB faces north-ish with east-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Fantastic view over the Clyde to the Titan Crane at Clydebank plus the mouth of the White Cart. Probably followed the same tramline as coinea whose footprints were still visible!

A bit off-true... Screenshot of iHandy Level on the iPhone of how far off true Old Mains really is....
Old Mains with Titan Crane behind Old Mains with Titan Crane behind


Slightly damaged 2010-02-07 16:15 - TP2510 (Craigend)

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

Slightly damaged pillar with corners chipped off standing to *south* side of reservoir fence about halfway along under a tree. FB faces north-ish with no open sights due to mud build-up round the base. Cap missing but asphalt plug in place. Views from the trig are a bit rubbish, but the vistas from the top of the hill are extremely fine with a particularly nice aspect to the Erskine Bridge. Of note at base of hill is Lamont City Farm which looks like fun!


Good condition 2010-02-07 15:45 - TP4806 (Middle Walkinshaw)

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

Very good condition pillar, if almost totally moss-covered. FB faces east-ish, with east-ish sighthole only open. The pillar is partially embedded in a heap of mud. Cap present with raised lettering. Not the easiest to find although the GPS took me straight to it. Completely obvious once you've spotted it, of course! Decided to eschew Jimmy's route through the gate with "Keep Out" on it and just louped the wall 100m further south down the road. Found a the shortest (and driest) crossing point across the bog which is completely rank with oil/fuel. No views unless you like aircraft as it's a massive 7m above sea level..


Destroyed 2010-02-07 15:45 - TP10102 (Middle Walkinshaw)

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

Replaced by current pillar in 1971, apparently.


Good condition 2010-02-07 15:15 - TP0920 (Auchans)

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

Muddy 150m squelch up the field edge from the road. Pillar in good condition with cap still present. FB faces south-ish, north-ish hole only open. Reasonable, but not earth-shaking views.


Destroyed 2010-02-07 15:00 - TP2975 (East Fulton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Hasn't reappeared and views nothing to speak of


Destroyed 2010-02-06 12:00 - TP3626 (Harelea Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Nothing there. GPS indicates original site was near enough on the motorway. The pillar is no longer visible as noted either being buried under extensive landscaping or removed.


Good condition 2010-02-06 11:30 - TP4607 (Maiden Hill)

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

Very good condition pillar with cap. FB faces west-ish with all holes open except south-ish. Reasonable views north and excellent west across to Duncarnock Hill. Muddy fields to traverse, but no horses today.


Couldn't find it 2010-01-31 16:00 - TP7158 (Bridge of Orchy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Two GPS receivers both giving readings to <1m....45 minutes of systematic prodding of lumps and bumps in a 5x5m grid. Bugger all FBMs found. If this FBM is still there, it's covered by dumped logs which are now, themselves, covered in vegetation. The OS page lists the coordinates as 0,0,0 which is usually an indicator it's been blatted.


Good condition 2010-01-31 08:30 - TP0040 (Bridge Of Orchy)

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

Rivet on north west end of the bridge parapet. Easy to spot. Nice spot.


Good condition 2010-01-31 08:30 - TP0565 (Bridge of Orchy FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy to find Berntsen as per photos. In hotel beer garden beside the river and old bridge. Nice spot.


Destroyed 2010-01-30 12:30 - TP1024 (Bardowie)

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

Destroyed pillar now a very nice surface block. Currently covered by a thick layer of easily-removed (and replaced) moss with bolt intact. Easy to find as the patch of moss looks suspiciously square in shape.... Nice views (basically the same ones as at Boclair). View down to Bardowie Castle and loch and if you head along into Bardowie village, there's a really nice chainsaw sculpture which is worth checking out!


Good condition 2010-01-30 12:30 - TP1024 (Bardowie)

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

Found, amazingly enough, at the same time I visited the missing pillar....


Slightly damaged 2010-01-30 12:00 - TP1514 (Boclair)

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

Slightly damaged pillar with some spalling around the top. Otherwise good condition. FB faces east-ish with east-ish and north-ish holes open. South-ish was closed but the capping is cracked revealing some of the hole. Cap missing and no plug. Spider intact. Accessed from parking just across from the cemetery and followed wall up across golf course. Hopped the fence into the field which was fortunately frozen underfoot! Excellent views to the north and along to Bardowie, Maryhill etc....

Boclair Pillar Top Top surface of Boclair pillar showing current damage
Boclair trig. Matching SlainteJimmy\'s angle Solving the top screed conundrum....


Good condition 2010-01-23 14:00 - TP0060 (Bishopton)

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

SlainteJimmy's 9th fencepost hint spot on! Neatly re-covered causing minor swearing whilst looking for it but eventually found it.


Slightly damaged 2010-01-04 13:00 - TP2508 (Craigash)

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

Good condition pillar with one corner chipped off on the top. FB faces N-ish although partially buried and couldn't completely uncover due to the ground being frozen! S-ish sighthole open only, spider intact and cap with sunken lettering present. The pillar is on the N side of the hedge in the field (friendly coos). Easiest place to get in is by the ruined cottage. Walked up from the reservoirs, but parking at the end of the lane probably OK. Good views across Glasgow.


Good condition 2010-01-04 12:30 - TP4963 (Mugdock Hill)

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

Vgc pillar on terraced platform overlooking Glasgow and environs. FB facing N-ish, E-ish sighthole open only. Spider intact and cap with sunken lettering in place. Phenomenal views towards Glasgow today with everything shimmering in a snowy blue. Good view towards Dumgoyne and the Campsies too, also looking very pretty in the snow. Nice horses, no problems with GOMLs although parked at Drumclog car park and walked up the hill.


Good condition 2010-01-04 12:00 - TP7165 (Milngavie)

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

As per previous log. No change to condition. Looked quite funny with a snow hat on though...


Good condition 2010-01-01 16:00 - TP4079 (Hurlet Hill)

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

No change from previous log. Glorious views to the west again with snow-topped hills and a lovely sunset.


Good condition 2010-01-01 15:30 - TP0063 (Pollock)

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

Exactly where the sketch said it was. Easily found even under a few inches of snow. Hole was water-free, fortunately! The paint on the two fenceposts is a godsend! No views to speak of....

Pollok Surface Block Pollok Surface Block bolt with superbly inaccurate GPS reading


Good condition 2009-12-30 16:00 - TP1813 (Busbyside)

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

Vgc pillar standing under trees. FB faces E-ish, spider intact and cap present with sunken lettering. South-ish sighthole only open. Lovely in the snow with the sun setting. Nice waxing gibbous moon giving the snow a nice colour. All in all, very satisfying! Views not exceptional, but quite decent over the SE side of Glasgow/Busby/Clarkston.


Good condition 2009-12-30 15:00 - TP6457 (Thornton Hill)

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

Vgc pillar standing in a field with trough beside it. The pillar, as noted, has survived the building of the new road from the M77 to East Kilbride (hoorah!). FB faces S-ish, spider intact with cap with raised lettering. South sighthole only open. Not bad views either towards the north. East Kilbride not so pretty to the east...


Good condition 2009-12-30 14:00 - TP4755 (Meikle Dripps)

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

Vgc pillar beside a hawthorn hedgerow. Fortunately, the hedgerow hasn't engulfed the pillar in any way. Spider intact with OS cap with sunken lettering. All sightholes are closed. FB faces W-ish. Surprisingly good views to the north with the Campsies and Dumgoyne looking lovely in the snow.


Destroyed 2009-12-13 13:00 - TP1478 (Blairtummock)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Gone. Agree with Iain's theory about the hole on the hillock. It seems the obvious place to put a trig. Didn't hang around. Really horrible area with a lot of shady looking characters lurking about.


Destroyed 2009-12-13 12:30 - TP2511 (Craigendmuir Stepps)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Still not there. Location could have decent views but freezing fog put paid to that. Not a great housing scheme...


Good condition 2009-12-13 12:00 - TP0066 (Lumloch)

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

Was expecting much grief finding this one, but really straight-forward with the OS sketch. Two paces off the valve indicator and there it was. Under vegetation, but exposed. Not an inspiring location.


Destroyed 2009-12-13 11:00 - TP7046 (Woodhill Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Gone. Heavily built-up area


Good condition 2009-12-12 12:30 - TP1678 (Broom Hill)

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

Very good condition pillar with all sights open and OS cap with indented lettering. FB facing north-ish. As noted, not at the summit of the hill, but in a gorsey hedgerow. Approached from the north-east up the field edge which avoided any thorn-based fun. On a concrete plinth. No views due to freezing fog, but notable as 100th trig! Nearest parking on India Drive about 0.5 miles off....


Destroyed 2009-12-12 11:45 - TP3358 (Gilmerston)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

No' there. Excellent view of the aftermath of a 5-car pile-up on the A737 though...


Destroyed 2009-12-12 11:30 - TP4274 (Knock Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Gone. GPS said in someone's garden. It was on a quite clear crest of a hill though.


Slightly damaged 2009-12-12 11:00 - TP1833 (Byres Hill)

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

Reasonably good condition pillar at the edge of a green on a golf course. On a little hummock on the hill top which is quite pleasant to look at. Unbelievably bad visibility, but can imagine the views being quite nice. Seemed surprisingly high for the area. Top of pillar looks repaired and now recracking. Otherwise, in decent enough shape. Top hole and north sighthole open. FB facing east(-ish). Spider in good nick. Bit of worn graffiti. There's a phenomenal urban ned shed about 100' away with some spectacularly scary graffiti on it.


Destroyed 2009-12-11 12:00 - TP2517 (Craigie Hill)

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

Amazingly, since the last log, the pillar hasn't magically reappeared. Fantastic views from Craigie Hill over Kilmarnock and the general west coast though. Well worth a stop if the weather is on your side.


Good condition 2009-12-11 11:00 - TP0499 (Ayr)

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

Excellent condition FBM on roadside verge near Fisherton Church. Easy parking at layby, pillar exactly as per peregrinus' directions. No height plaque with one rivet remaining. Excellent views along the Heads of Ayr and over to Arran.


Destroyed 2009-12-03 14:00 - TP7249 (High Boydston)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

FBM gone. Had a look through the nearby rubble, but nothing recognisable....not bad views though...


Remains 2009-11-28 11:35 - TP10194 (Gourock Tower Flagstaff)

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


Couldn't find it 2009-11-28 11:34 - TP10195 (Gourock Tower)

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


Good condition 2009-11-28 11:31 - TP10193 (Gourock Tower Centre)

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


Good condition 2009-11-28 11:30 - TP0572 (Gourock FBM Aux 1)

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

Easily found Bertsen in the cropped grass about 15m away from the odd little tower on top of Tower Hill. Fantastic views with several nearby pillar locations clearly seen. The Berntsen has a few dings but in good nick.


Good condition 2009-11-28 11:00 - TP7230 (Gourock)

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

Good condition FBM with missing height plaque. Covered in moss, but quite easy to find with current vegetation levels. Iain's pics (the famed "lonely pine") made it easy to locate despite GPS being way out due to tree cover. Nice views (although better from the top of the hill....)


Destroyed 2009-11-21 16:00 - TP7552 (Govan)

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

Grid ref puts it in the middle of ASDA's warehouse yard. Definitely not there. Had a look through the railings in the waste ground to the north. Not there either. On the upside, ASDA had some decent beer.


Slightly damaged 2009-11-21 12:00 - TP3400 (Golden Hill)

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

Excellent condition pillar considering its urban location. Spider and cap present. FB intact facing east-ish. All sights open but blocked internally. Some slight damage to the top's edges. Decent views despite the murkiness of the day.


Damaged 2009-11-21 11:30 - TP2862 (Drumry Wood)

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

Battered urban trig currently buried in a dense bramble thicket. Pillar has lots of lumps taken out of it and heavily moss covered at the base. Flush bracket is gone as is the spider. Couldn't get at any sightholes to establish those. Parked at the new housing about 100m to the south of the water tower and headed through the gap in the fence. Seemed safer than parking near the shops!


Couldn't find it 2009-11-07 15:00 - TP0577 (Necropolis FBM Aux 1)

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

Had sketch and tapes. Still couldn't find it. RTK GPS anyone? Or, metal detector. Gave up when the weather and imminent ned presence turned against me.


Good condition 2009-11-07 12:00 - TP7154 (Bowling)

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

Good condition FBM sited near the main A82. Approached from the south up the hill from the bridge that carries the #7 cycleway. Coming via the road would probably ensure a quick death. As it's winter, minimal vegetation making this an easy find. Height plaque long gone and OS "do not damage" plaque riveted over the top. Nothing great about the location but Bowling Harbour is worth a pootle about.


Possibly missing 2009-11-07 11:30 - TP0574 (Bowling FBM Aux 1)

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

GPS said 1' away (averaged over 10 minutes). Had a good look around and nothing looking even remotely Berntsen-like. Grass is recently mown as well. So unless it's buried, given the proximity to the road, I concur with Iain's view that it went with the road building.


Good condition 2009-10-31 12:00 - TP0576 (Milngavie FBM Aux 1)

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

Berntsen in excellent condition by road. agentmancuso's directions are completely spot on. Once you find the concrete block with iron stub, you're laughing. My GPS had said it was over the fence, but no. Right beside the road. Watch for traffic. Oddly busy road full of shiny 4x4s. Good views to Dumgoyne considering it's in a bit of a dip.

Milngavie FBM Aux 1 Milngavie FBM Aux 1 with \"block with iron stub\" visible in the top-right. Looking north (Berntsen to the south of the block)


Good condition 2009-10-31 11:30 - TP7165 (Milngavie)

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

Parked in little layby about 100 yards away. Road very busy! Granite pillar right beside road. Can't miss it. Height plaque missing otherwise in excellent condition. Mugdock trig visible from it.


Unreachable but visible 2009-10-29 16:00 - TP2929 (Dunsapie Tank)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

As per the majority of previous logs. The gate is accessed via Queen's Drive. The pillar looks in good condition. We should appoint a spokesperson to contact Scottish Water and organise a day-trip with full access!


Good condition 2009-10-29 15:50 - TP7213 (Edinburgh)

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

Easy find just off Queen's Drive against the wall (and very close to FBM Aux 1). In good condition although missing the height plaque. Views not particularly interesting....


Good condition 2009-10-29 15:30 - TP0583 (Edinburgh FBM Aux 1)

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

It's a bolt. Pretty easy to find. Not exactly riveting (ho-ho).

Edinburgh FBM Aux 1 powered by Satan Only amusing with the GPS distance reading....


Destroyed 2009-10-29 12:45 - TP0079 (Dogs Home)

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

As per SlainteJimmy's report. The bevel I interpreted as instructions to cut the new block into a prettier shape! Anyway, no bolts/rivets have appeared. View is decent and the promenade/beach is worth a wander having some horrendous derelict "seaside amusements" to gawp at.


Good condition 2009-10-29 12:30 - TP2513 (Craigentinny Golf Course)

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

Very good condition pillar on a public golf course. Pretty low lying and climbing on top doesn't overly improve the view. Although, decent view lines along the coast to the east and south. Not overly spectacular though.... No hassles with golfers. Very quiet morning. Accessed by walking up from Craigentinny Avenue along the footpath. FB faces south-ish. West hole open only. Cap still present with indented lettering.


Good condition 2009-10-29 10:00 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

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

Very good condition pillar despite being in the middle of a tourist trap. Some very mild graffiti. FB faces south-ish with north-ish hole open only. The top hole is plugged. Excellent views on a crisp autumn morning.


Slightly damaged 2009-10-18 15:00 - TP6406 (The Mound Lickprivick)

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

Urban survivor on a knoll behind a church and small street of shops. Pillar in generally reasonable condition given its location. The top has two corners that are knocked off, but otherwise good. The top is also suffering with erosion/vandalism with sides of the spider becoming visible. Cap is missing and the hole is filled with "horrible stuff". All sightholes closed except NW(-ish). FB faces SE(-ish). Very easy to get to. Surprisingly awesome views to the north! East Kilbride is a bit grim on the southern aspect. No real urban detritus around the pillar except a lone special brew empty. The pillar is graffiti'd.


Slightly damaged 2009-10-18 14:00 - TP4547 (Loudoun Hill)

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

Mostly good condition pillar on top of Loudoun Hill, the most prominent spot in the Darvel Valley. Nice steep walk up from the carpark to the NE of the hill although easy going (bit muddy). Top was totally shrouded in cloud so no views. Pillar looks a bit weathered with the underlying aggregate showing through in places. Corners are knocked off the top. Spider intact, but cap missing and no plug. All sightholes are open. FB faces northish.


Inaccessible 2009-10-12 12:10 - TP9461 (Templeton Carpet Factory)

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


Good condition 2009-10-12 12:00 - TP9462 (St Andrews Church Spire)

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

First proper wander around the church primarily to visit the awesome coo sculpture on the old tannery. Lovely 1GL benchmark on the church too!


Slightly damaged 2009-10-04 13:00 - TP0999 (Balmuildy)

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

Slightly damaged pillar at field edge completely overgrown by hedgerow. FB faces east, west hole only open. The rest are under the ground level that's built up around the pillar base. Hole plugged and spider intact. North east corner has been knocked off, otherwise, in good condition. Good views all around especially to the Campsies. I parked at the farm building on the left as you turn off the A829 and went up the field edge to the pillar. Very straightforward. Saw a few scampering deer on the way. Very nice!


Slightly damaged 2009-10-04 12:30 - TP3802 (High Possil Wood)

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

Urban location right across from some housing. In remarkably decent condition considering that. Painted white with a healthy covering of sprayed graffiti and mossy patches. Some rounding of the top corners, but not vandalism, per se. FB facing east, west and east holes open. Spider intact but hole plugged. Views are a bit meh from the pillar itself although walking a bit to the north and south yields ok-ish views of the Campsies and Glasgow. Would likely have been much better before the housing went up!


Couldn't find it 2009-10-04 09:06 - TP8022 (Balmuildy Auxiliary Peg)

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


Slightly damaged 2009-09-29 13:30 - TP4753 (Meikle Bin)

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

Hellish swampy slog from Tomtain across here. Seemed to manage to lose any paths only to end up hipdeep in sphagnum hell. Or, going round/through an active or ex-Forestry Commision area. Awful! Sounds like the route from the NW along the track is best. Coming from Waterhead Farm or Tomtain is heavy going. Hill is nice though. Good views all around. FB faces NE (-ish) and spider is plugged. All sightholes open except SW. Pretty weather-beaten with a few good cracks on it. Lots of graffiti including some carving! Found the plane wreckage just down the hill to the NW.


Slightly damaged 2009-09-29 10:00 - TP6518 (Tomtain)

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

Came up from Tak Me Doon car park. Managed to avoid using the extremely clear path and wandered across a sphagnum moss bog instead for the first couple of hundred yards. Amazingly, after finding the path, the going got easier.... FB south facing, spider OK but no cap or plug. East and west sights open. Pillar is in generally decent condition although the facing has weathered off on the west and south faces leaving it pretty rough. Decent views to the north and east considering Glasgow was under a cloud. Tomtain seems to have escaped.


Good condition 2009-09-28 12:55 - TP1016 (Barbay Hill)

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

Easy bag. Due to horrible weather took the car up. Parked a whole 150' away! Views not up to much being in a cloud and all but imagine would be lovely on a good day. Pillar in good condition, fb south facing, spider and no cap or plug. All sightholes open but blocked.


Destroyed 2009-09-27 11:52 - TP1612 (Bredisholm Branch Cutting)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Lovely bit of M73...


Good condition 2009-09-20 13:00 - TP3727 (Hemphill)

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

Vgc pillar in hedgerow. Easy access from Hemphill farm. Farmer very helpful about best approach up through the field. Metalwork intact with concrete plug. FB faces north-east-ish. All sightholes are closed except south-west. Slight repair to the top. Not bad views from standing on the top of the pillar!


Good condition 2009-09-20 12:30 - TP1474 (Blair Hill)

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

Good condition trig pillar located right beside a hedgerow. Very easy access from nearby road. Loup the field gate then follow the hedge line for about 200 yards. Metalwork intact included stamped OS cap. ENE hole open only. Reasonable views, but nothing earth-shaking.


Destroyed 2009-09-20 12:00 - TP2527 (Craignought Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Hill now a quarry. Parked at gates and reckoned that was due diligence enough for this one!


Slightly damaged 2009-09-13 14:00 - TP3401 (Goldenberry Hill)

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

Slightly damaged pillar with intact spider but missing cap. No plug. All sightholes open except east. FB faces south. Phenomenally good views from the top, only slightly marred by the mobile phone mast nearby. Lovely vistas to Arran and the Cumbraes. Clear visibility to the Knock, Barbay Hill and Goatfell pillars. Easy walk up from Ardneil Farm up the metalled track. The final field was coo free.


Slightly damaged 2009-08-24 13:00 - TP7169 (Necropolis)

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

Slightly damaged FBM pillar. Bolt is scuffed and no height plaque. Corners very chipped otherwise in good condition. OS plaque on the front and older OS plaque on the side. Easy access but outside Necropolis wall with no access from inside (short of louping the wall)


Slightly damaged 2009-08-09 14:00 - TP4895 (Mont Greenan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

What the last two posts said. Without the GPS, you'd never know this one was here. Managed to find it with a spot of pole-based poking and revealed the FB which faces south. Otherwise, no clue about the pillar's condition! Well protected by the hedgerow, a deep ditch and a load of nettles! Views OK to the south. Pretty crap all other directions.


Good condition 2009-08-09 13:00 - TP6396 (The Knock)

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

Following a conversation with SlainteJimmy, waited for a good day for this one.....and it delivered. Good condition pillar with north-facing FB. South sighthole open although thoughtfully blocked with a golf ball. Cap missing, with an asphalt plug. The hill has an Iron Age hillfort on it which is, in itself, lovely. The views from here, on a clear day, are just amazing. Parked on the unlisted road nearby to the north west and came up the Rotary Club sponsored right of way. The path is clear to follow and takes you to the base of the hill. Then it's a two minute frontal assault. Even saw the Waverley parking at Largs!


Slightly damaged 2009-08-09 10:30 - TP2414 (Corlick Hill)

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

After Whinhill, walked up the unlisted road and onto the track to this station. Very easy going tarmac track which takes you to base of hill, then clear path up the last bit. Pillar is slightly damaged with a chunk out the south west corner near the top plus the west face looks very rough. Plenty of aggregate on show. Otherwise, in reasonable condition. North facing FB and all sights open. Cap plugged with asphalt. Bizarrely, there seems to be two sightholes on the west side.... Wasn't expecting much off this hill in terms of view, but sun came out and the views are blinding. Bit moorlandy to the south, but the northern 180 degrees are spectacular. The mast on the way is MOD, so bag the boundary stones on the way!


Good condition 2009-08-09 09:30 - TP6867 (Whin Hill)

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

Good condition pillar near Whinhill Golf Course. I parked in the car park and followed the path round as per coinea's suggestion which leads pretty much to the pillar with golf-related hassle. FB faces west, cap plugged with asphalt. North sighthole open. Pillar in good nick, but west face looking a bit aggregate rough and mossy. Nice views over the Firth for such an easy bag (not as easy as Craig's Top though!). Nearby Murdieston clearly visible. Pillar was in serious vegetation!


Good condition 2009-08-09 09:00 - TP2530 (Craigs Top)

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

Parked just to the south-west in the layby and walked all of 50 yards to the pillar. Lovely views across the Firth. Fairly insipid pillar and concrete-caked viewpoint though. FB faces east, west and south holes are open, cap missing and hole open.


Damaged 2009-08-09 09:00 - TP10196 (Craigs Top Flagstaff)

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


Good condition 2009-08-08 12:30 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)

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

Good condition pillar with intact spider and, surprisingly, intact cap! FB faces south with north and west sightholes still open. For an urban trig with a scheme nearby, graffiti-free and no broken glass round the base. Good views to the north. Also, if you move about 100m west, good views to the south including Glasgow Uni tower. Parked on Acre Road across from the university buildings and headed up the hill via Acre Drive. Easy access. All in all, quite a satisfying pillar!


Damaged 2009-08-08 12:00 - TP0575 (Partick FBM Aux 1)

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

First Berntsen. Top missing otherwise seems in good condition. Pretty easy to find. Iain's instructions are spot on. The doocot near the old bridge is intriguing in a slightly scary way. Few glue-sniffing neds about, so one to visit in broad daylight if possible!


Good condition 2009-08-08 11:20 - TP7183 (Partick)

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

Intact and good condition FBM pillar. Height tag missing and OS plaque graffitied. GPS took me to 2' away in the Fossil Grove gardens. Obviously not quite right. Amphitheatre with wrecked old concrete crazy golf was, for once, unlocked, so easy access there. Just walk to the top of the thing and there's an obvious path through the undergrowth with the FBM clearly visible. Local worthies had left a large amount of empty bottles plus, mysteriously, a plastic bag full of shite. Urban trigs. Always a joy.

Partick FBM Graffitied Partick FBM


Destroyed 2009-08-08 11:00 - TP1491 (Blawart Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

Missing pillar on small hill in amongst fairly minging high-rise flats... Views are pretty rubbish with all the urban sprawl.


Slightly damaged 2009-07-27 15:00 - TP4199 (Kilmaurs Mains)

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

Fortunately, the person at the farm told me the field was clear of bulls. The others to either side were a bit infested with curious coos. Good condition pillar with some concrete repairs at the top. Chunk taken out the north-west corner. The pillar is sited on a bizarre brick raft. FB faces south. North and West sightholes open, but bunged up. Spider intact. Cap missing with asphalt plug. Surprisingly decent views considering how low a hill it's on..... There's also a cut benchmark on the farm building for afficianados of other OS furniture!

Moo? Trig pillar with curious coos!©descarte1


Destroyed 2009-07-27 15:00 - TP0680 (Ballageich Hill)

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

Pillar converted to surface block with surprisingly good views over Glasgow and to the south including Arran. Easy plod across slightly squelchy terrain from layby at NS 5393 5005. Obvious path to the block. View from from the little promontory near the road over the new windfarm quite pleasant!


Good condition 2009-07-27 14:00 - TP0680 (Ballageich Hill)

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

Surface block with surprisingly good views over Glasgow and to the south including Arran. Easy plod across slightly squelchy terrain from layby at NS 5393 5005. Obvious path to the block. View from from the little promontory near the road over the new windfarm quite pleasant!


Good condition 2009-07-27 10:00 - TP9473 (Ballageich Mast)

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


Good condition 2009-07-09 15:30 - TP0679 (Duncryne)

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

Whitewashed pillar with OS plaque denoting use as part of GPS network above FB. Spider intact, but cap missing with some rubbish stuffed into the hole. South-facing sighthole still open, but other three closed. Utterly phenomenal 360 degree views especially north to Loch Lomond. Hill is easy to climb from RoW at layby to the south-west of the hill.

View north to Loch Lomond View north to Loch Lomond from Duncryne trig pillar©descarte1


Slightly damaged 2009-07-07 12:00 - TP5075 (Nether Hill)

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

Right beside the lane up to Nether Hill Farm at the base of the mast. Generally good condition with a lump taken out the side away from the FB near the top. A few other chips and dings. Spider is intact and a cap with sunken lettering still in situ.


Good condition 2009-07-07 11:00 - TP7204 (Dunlop)

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

Thought I'd celebrate 50th bag with an FBM. Easy to find on left-hand side of house driveway (outside the gates). Very good condition with plaques. No height mentioned. Very weird setting!


Good condition 2009-07-07 09:44 - TP5493 (Pondery Hill)

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

Excellent condition pillar with asphalt cap. Spider intact. Southern sightholes open. Despite smallness of hill there are excellent views across to Arran and Ailsa Craig and along the Ayrshire coastline.


Slightly damaged 2009-07-07 09:00 - TP1652 (Broadfield Hill)

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

Damaged pillar with lots of damage around spider. Cap still present. Seems to have had a long crack down east side repaired at some point. Fabulous views from the top to the north! Access via RoW at Hartfield Farm is easy underfoot. Came back via Walls Hill which was very boggy!


Slightly damaged 2009-06-27 15:00 - TP6075 (South Onthank)

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

Remarkably good condition considering proximity to estate. Easy access with car park to SE of the trig. Good views to Craigie's ex-trig, Arran and so on. Don't look east, the views are not so good. Pillar in relatively decent condition with crack just below top. Cap present, but obviously messed with. Spider in good condition but seems oddly off centre. All sightholes are open. SW/NE is clear through, SE/NW is blocked with a stone and a golf ball. Oddly satisfying bag, for some inexplicable reason.

South Onthank Top + Cracking South Onthank trig pillar top + cracking + off centre spider/cap.
South Onthank SW/NE Sighthole View down the SW/NE sighthole.....bolt seem hidden under some....crud.
South Onthank SE/NW Sighthole View down the SE/NW sighthole. Blocked with tons of rubbish including coins and...a golf ball! The other side is blocked with a large stone.


Good condition 2009-06-14 12:35 - TP2023 (Castle Farm)

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

Good condition pillar in school car park. Easy access. Spider intact with cap (sunken lettering). Pillar slighty buried so only one sighthole partially visible. Situated right on edge of south Glasgow escarpment so excellent views over city and to Fereneze hills and Cathkin Braes.


Good condition 2009-06-14 12:06 - TP5555 (Quarry Patterton)

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

Good condition pillar. Spider intact, no cap but plugged with asphalt. North sighthole open only. Views a bit limited due to trees and slightly odd hillside position. Field very dry for once but long grass so bit of a slog!


Good condition 2009-06-13 17:00 - TP3623 (Harelaw Mount)

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

Excellent condition trig in dry stane dyke with intact spider and cap (sunken lettering). South sighthole closed, others now buried in the dyke. Easy enough to access by louping the fence at the fire station (NS49906034) and heading up the side of the field. Awesome view across to Duncarnock Hill! The downside! I asked at the farm if OK to head up to the pillar which elicited the response of "I don't care if you go up the field, you just can't go through the farm". After some bargaining, farmer was ok for us to go to the pillar, just not the easy way which turned a 5 minute bag into a 20 minute one, barbed wire fence included. Bit of a pain in the arse, to be honest!


Good condition 2009-06-13 16:40 - TP4079 (Hurlet Hill)

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

Good condition pillar at top of Hurlet Hill. Easy to reach via nearby housing estate with path straight up to the pillar. Spider intact, no cap, couple of sightholes open, but clogged. Remarkably litter-free given other posts. Artificially high score due to awesome views on a beautiful sunny day (this could be summer today!). Can see Harelaw Mount, Saucel Hill, Cowglen, Cathkin...etc. Intervisibility is amazing from here. Glorious.


Damaged 2009-06-13 16:15 - TP3671 (Haugh Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Base and bolt with one sighthole still remaining in the base. Bits of broken pillar lying in the hollow beside the base. Not the easiest to find, thank the gods the GPS signal held out until we were on it. Odd scary cage nearby (bit Blair Witch) and "urban picnic spot" (ie, loads of empty cans, scorch marks and a shopping trolley for a seat). Definitely one for daylight. Easy to get to if you park at the gridref mentioned in an earlier post. Track goes up hill then wade through brambles to the spot. Slightly higher mark than usual because it's sort of weirdly fascinating to see the base/bolt plus broken bits!


Good condition 2009-06-13 16:15 - TP8572 (Haugh Hill)

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

Base and bolt with one sighthole still remaining in the base. Bits of broken pillar lying in the hollow beside the base. Not the easiest to find, thank the gods the GPS signal held out until we were on it. Odd scary cage nearby (bit Blair Witch) and "urban picnic spot" (ie, loads of empty cans, scorch marks and a shopping trolley for a seat). Definitely one for daylight. Easy to get to if you park at the gridref mentioned in an earlier post. Track goes up hill then wade through brambles to the spot. Slightly higher mark than usual because it's sort of weirdly fascinating to see the base/bolt plus broken bits!


Destroyed 2009-06-07 11:42 - TP2945 (Dykebar Hill)

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

Exact spot under about a metre thick layer of brambles on the north side of Dykebar Hill. Some good keyhole views around. Easy to get to via little carpark at the east end of Glenapp Ave and up grassy bank.


Damaged 2009-06-07 11:19 - TP5820 (Saucel Hill)

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

Graffiti covered pillar in high point of Saucel Park. FB faces east, chunks out of the top, spider intact, but no cap (some seriously horrible looking stuff stuffed in the hole!). Sights open except north. Surprisingly good views on a clear day, empty park and sun! Lots of broken glass at the base thanks to the local worthies.


Good condition 2009-05-25 12:15 - TP3855 (Hill Field)

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

Excellent condition pillar with intact spider and cap. Uninspiring views with noisy and smelly landfill immediately to the south. Pillar can be accessed from nearby farm who were fine with access


Slightly damaged 2009-05-25 11:30 - TP2047 (Cathkin Braes)

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

Fabulously situated pillar on edge of cathkin braes with stunning views over the city. Pillar in reasonably good condition considering urban location with a few chips off the top. Spider intact with cap missing and asphalt plug.


Good condition 2009-05-20 18:00 - TP7273 (Glasgow)

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

Yup. Aerials.


Unreachable but visible 2009-05-18 20:37 - TP1065 (Barskiven Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Still there! In a garden now on the boundary line between the older houses behind (seen in other photographs) and the newer ones in a cul-de-sac. The houses at the end of the cul-de-sac are not quite finished yet. Got near via a garden two along but the fence was a bit thorough and couldn't get closer than about 10m! The pillar has had the back garden fence built around it so just possible the little fella might survive as a garden ornament! No views, oddly enough.

Barskiven Hill 18May2009 Barskiven Hill pillar 18th May 2009. Seems to have had the garden fence built around it so it might just survive the development


Slightly damaged 2009-05-18 20:00 - TP4398 (Leitchlands)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Approached from roadside and decided to not try climbing the 7' high fence at night. Looks like coming up through the field is a better (if longer) approach. Top of trig is damaged and patched although spider seems intact. Top is asphalt plug. Couldn't see any plate or sights. Trig seems....stunty! Very uninspiring.


Damaged 2009-05-17 11:30 - TP3780 (High Craig)

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

Muchly knackered pillar on top of crag. Spider missing (although a bolt still present). All sightholes open though! The pillar itself looks a bit "chewed". Stands on a rocky outcrop beside a quarry edge in the midst of a load of brambles and gorse. Heavy going. Approached from SE (ignoring warning signs!) which is a muddy, but short, slog up the hill. As previous posters noted, no danger provided you take care and don't wander blinding off the quarry edge. Quarry itself is worth a look (huge!).


Good condition 2009-05-17 10:00 - TP3386 (Gleniffer Braes)

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

Good-ish condition pillar (looks a bit beaten up in places) with spider and cap intact. Blue graffiti still on it! Not bad views to the north, otherwise enclosed in wood. North sighthole open. The previous post about the resiting explains why the orientation seemed a bit off-kilter to me at the time!


Good condition 2009-05-17 09:30 - TP1906 (Capellie)

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

Good condition pillar with easy access from farm track heading up from West Capellie Farm. No bovines, dogs or farmer grief! Spider and cap intact with all sightholes except north open. Excellent views all round. Lovely!


Good condition 2009-05-17 08:30 - TP3228 (Foreside)

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

Pillar in middle of dry stone wall. Easy access from nearby road via the farm gate. Track virtually up to the pillar. Not inspiring views, although can see across to Neilstoneside, Corkindale + James' Hill (at a push). Pillar in good condition with spider and cap intact. West sighthole open.


Good condition 2009-05-17 07:45 - TP2412 (Corkindale Law)

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

Approached from about 500m past Banklug Farm due to bulls in the field. Fairly short, steep ascent up to the trig, but easy enough. Pillar has a large crack about 1/3 up but still in otherwise good shape. South sighting hole open. Spider and cap intact. Nice views.


Slightly damaged 2009-05-17 07:00 - TP5071 (Neilstonside Hill)

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

Easy trig. Took the more amusing route up the north side which is a bit steeper. Trig in good condition and nice views all round. Spider intact with OS cap. Only north sight hole open.


Good condition 2009-05-10 11:59 - TP2906 (Duncarnock)

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

Quick blast up the hill in absolutely torrential rain! Still some good views over Glasgow. Pillar in decent condition, no cap, spider intact and one sighting hole open. Lot of litter at top unfortunately


Good condition 2009-04-12 16:30 - TP3657 (Hartshead Moor Top)

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

Excellent condition pillar with intact spider and cap. Good views in all directions. Pillar easy to reach from layby on south side of A58.


Slightly damaged 2009-04-12 16:00 - TP5146 (Norristhorpe)

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

Fairly average trig. In playing field by play area. In decent enough shape with some cracks. Bad paint job in places and cap missing with upturned plastic bottle jammed into the hole! Of great views...


Good condition 2009-04-12 11:30 - TP6638 (Tyersal)

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

Not greatest spot but easy to get to. Decent views. Trig a bit dinged, spider seems intact but covered in silvery gloop. Replacement cap


Destroyed 2009-04-11 12:00 - TP5111 (Newhall)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Gone gone gone...


Destroyed 2009-04-11 12:00 - TP5843 (Scholes)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Nearest point is path between houses about 60' away. Original position now someone's back garden and no sign of the pillar


Slightly damaged 2009-04-11 11:45 - TP2758 (Delf Hill)

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

Went a way up nook lane which wrecked car suspension! Short walk up road to the scrap merchant then on up the path another 20 yards. Slightly non-obvious path leads up the mini slagheap, turn right at top and follow track to pillar. Gorse in April was manageable but made photography hard. Pillar has a chunk out one side otherwise in good nick. Spider infect although painted blue and capped with White plastic. Rubbish views all round due to high gorse bushes!


Toppled 2009-04-11 11:00 - TP7087 (Wyke)

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

Easy access via the farm to the toppled trig pillar. Flush bracket fortunately upwards, intact spider and lettered cap. Decent views. As previous posts state, this pillar is outside the chemical works


Destroyed 2009-04-11 10:30 - TP4067 (Hunsworth Hill)

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

Looks like original position was on crest of hill near riding school. Definitely not there....not bad views though!


Good condition 2009-04-11 10:30 - TP4825 (Mill Carr Hill)

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

Easy to get to! Good condition pillar with good views.


Good condition 2009-04-05 11:00 - TP2957 (Earls Seat)

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

Long slog here from Dumbreck following the quad track beside the fench. Underfoot conditions between Dumbreck and here total quagmire! Pillar in good condition with spider and asphalt plug. Good views of northern side of the Campsies.


Good condition 2009-04-05 09:00 - TP2881 (Dumbreck Hill)

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

Approached from Ballagan Farm. Steep road, but good condition and easy underfoot. Low cloudbase had risen by the time I got there, so cracking views to the south. Pillar in good condition, spider, no cap.


Destroyed 2009-03-29 12:00 - TP5490 (Polloktown)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

No there. The spot of it was amusingly (and not amusingly) accurately marked to about 2' with an empty Irn Bru bottle....it's a good 40' away from the motorway cutting and not on the prow of the hill which I thought a bit weird....


Good condition 2009-03-29 11:45 - TP4129 (James Hill)

FB Number: S3553   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from opposite fisherman's gate at White Loch. Head up the road a bit to a field gate with better road up the hill. Quite boggy. Amazing views all round!


Good condition 2009-03-08 16:45 - TP6620 (Turnlaw)

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

Really enjoyed visiting this one. Great view to the north encompassing a good lot of Glasgow. Spider and cap intact.


Good condition 2009-03-08 16:00 - TP2751 (Dechmont Hill)

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

Approached up farm road. River running down said road due to torrential rain. Top of hill very boggy underfoot and mostly mud. Pillar in good nick though and fantastic views across Glasgow valley.


Destroyed 2009-03-08 15:30 - TP3575 (Hallside)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

It's a goner....GPS recorded 25' away from the site, but nothing but a mound of mud


Slightly damaged 2009-03-08 15:00 - TP6101 (Spittal Hill)

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

Roadside with the road blocked at both ends. Fine on a bike! :-) Visited in between Hallside and Dechmont Hill


Slightly damaged 2009-02-28 11:30 - TP4427 (Linn Park Golf Course)

FB Number: S3658   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Nice views to north of Glasgow including obvious rise of Queen's Park and Pollok Park. Easy walk from golf club house up path.


Slightly damaged 2009-02-28 11:00 - TP6964 (Windlaw)

FB Number: S3677   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Easy walk up field from the entrance on Carmunnock Road (south of the pillar). Glorious views across Glasgow and hills to the south. Lived up to its name though. Blustery! Few dings and bashes near the top. Definite angle-grinder fun on the plate.


Good condition 2009-01-02 17:14 - TP2472 (Cowglen Golf Course)

FB Number: S3634   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice views across west/north of Glasgow up to Dumgoyne. Approach from Kennishead Road through a hole in the wall fairly lethal! Watch the traffic...


Good condition 2008-12-12 15:00 - TP3393 (Goat Fell)

FB Number: S1607   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Breathtaking views from the top!


Destroyed 2008-10-16 15:00 - TP1192 (Beinn Ime)

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

Horrible boggy slog up Beinn Ime to see.....few rusty pegs and some bits of concrete! Crap weather also! Good day out though...


Remains 2008-10-16 15:00 - TP10122 (Beinn Ime)

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

Remains of pillar still extant in the shelter. Some bits of angle iron plus the bolt


Good condition 2008-01-19 17:53 - TP2028 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: 11158   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited whilst visiting Bar Hill Roman fort and spotted the pillar on the OS map. Whitewashed and in good condition, sits nicely on the top of the hillfort with good views.


Destroyed 2008-01-19 17:53 - TP10100 (Castle Hill)

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


Slightly damaged 2007-07-02 17:34 - TP6428 (The Slacks)

FB Number: S3664   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Great view of River Clyde and Glasgow


Good condition 2007-06-09 17:40 - TP0929 (Auchineden Hill)

FB Number: S3638   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice views. Whangie well worth a visit. Can be boggy on top of hill.


Good condition 2006-04-04 17:57 - TP9778 (Pladda Lighthouse)

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

After a survey of Brodick Castle, headed down to the beach at Kildonan to kill some time before the ferry....lovely spot


Possibly missing 2004-12-26 15:00 - TP8927 (Burns Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 0/10

First visit to the monument after it was burned down. Sorry story is here. http://www.klickthis.com/article_robert_burns_monument_kaypark.html Have assumed the station is a mast.


Good condition 2004-03-19 09:05 - TP9463 (Queens Park Church Spire)

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

Bagged whilst 3D laser scanning the building. Nice roundel above the door and benchmark round the corner..


Good condition 2003-12-29 14:00 - TP6361 (The Calf)

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

Second attempt at the Calf after the first attempt got rained, sleeted, snowed and hailed off....cracking views from the top. Pillar in good condition. Came up via Winder from Sedbergh


Good condition 2003-12-29 12:30 - TP6962 (Winder Hill)

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

On the way up to the Calf from Sedbergh. "Windier" is right! Winded on the way up, plus blowing a gale. Good views! Pillar in good condition..


Good condition 2003-08-20 10:15 - TP8857 (National Westminster Tower Anemometer Pole)

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


Good condition 2003-08-20 10:14 - TP9341 (St Pauls Cathedral Cross)

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

Surveying 7 statues on the west front during renovation work...


Good condition 2002-01-09 09:20 - TP10522 (Shaddon Works Chimney)

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

Impressive chimney. Bagged when working in the attached mill building scanning a load of stuff found at the Carlisle Millenium dig...


Good condition 2001-04-22 09:00 - TP9216 (Rutherglen Town Hall Flagstaff)

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

Date logged was when I visited local points of interest and Gallowflat Mound.


Good condition 1999-07-06 10:50 - TP9566 (Telecom tower)

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

Stayed in the Swallow hotel at the bottom of this.......can be bagged from the M6!


Good condition 1998-06-11 15:39 - TP11649 (Pollokshields Church Spire)

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

I can see this from my front window.....nice CBM on the church too.


Good condition 1994-10-10 15:00 - TP7570 (Salisbury Plain Baseline South)

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

Bit of a back-log this one in a pre-trigging era. Visited Old Sarum and the custodian mentioned the baseline monument at the bottom of the hill and to look for the cannon end in the field.....found it.


Destroyed 1993-09-20 14:00 - TP6528 (Tor Hill)

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

Retrospective log from first ascent of Glastonbury Tor (date a bit hazy). No trig on this day. Lots of flies though and the regulation number of crazed hippies.


Good condition 1987-04-22 09:16 - TP8927 (Burns Monument)

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

Rough date based on last time the monument was open to the public. Am assuming the mark/mast was still around. http://www.klickthis.com/article_robert_burns_monument_kaypark.html




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