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TP1386 - Birkenside
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There are 14 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4247th with 19 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.80/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th May 1990
Was Last logged: 10th Jan 2020

Of the 15 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 7m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By A1Mushroom
S7394 Birkenside
By coinea
The rather overgrown trig
By Moira293
Moi posing at the arms length due to the gorse!!
By Moira293
By iainmac
By iainmac
See 8 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 10th Jan 2020  15:55  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on the minor road opposite Kelso Hill where the verges are nice and wide, at spot height 157. Nice walk to the trig on a good tar road then onto hard packed gravel. Lots of deer in the woods at dusk. Was quite light on the way up, pitch dark on the way back!


Good condition 28th Dec 2019  10:10  by Old-hortus

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

Parked at Birkenside NT564423 followed the track, which must have been a tarmac road at one point. Left this track at the third strip of woodland turning due south. The trig is nicely hidden by Gorse. You can not see the pillar until you are beyond into the field. Nice view towards the Eildons and Black Hill

Good condition 25th Aug 2019  14:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 57721 41145   FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From track to NE nearly drove to it

Good condition 29th Apr 2018  15:21  by coinea

Gridref: NT 57723 41138   FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from Birkenside, handy layby just after leaving A68. Route as Borderer though no cows today. Pillar was clear of gorse.

S7394 Birkenside

Good condition 4th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 57723 41140   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With HuMP - Legerwood Hill - to ENE

Good condition 21st Jan 2017  11:58  by Moira293

FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged the trig by making a detour from the Earlston Paths Huntshaw circular walk. After being thwarted by barbed wire at the bottom of the neighbouring field, we ended up walking along the top edge of the field and nearly walked past the trig, as it was so overgrown with gorse! Restricted views due to the neighbouring woods, but nice open view across the fields to the Eildons through the mist.

The rather overgrown trig
Moi posing at the arms length due to the gorse!!

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  19:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from Birkenside to the third woodland strip on the south side of the track and then followed a nice grass track up the woodland side of the fence avoiding the mad cows (although they still tried to charge) up to the pillar. Limited views due to the low cloud.


Good condition 17th Jul 2011  06:30  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 57721 41141   FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I don't usually do drive-ins, but at half six on a Sunday morning there seemed little chance of objection, so drove up the track from Birkenside to directly north of trig, reachable via track by beach trees. Went straight over to Yeaman at Legerwood Hill on the way back.

S7394 Birkenside

Good condition 18th Jan 2011  16:17  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 57726 41144   FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Drove in from west nobody about No Keep Out signs drove up to edge of wood and parked track between wood and fence straight up to trig

good views S7394©Border Peat

Good condition 7th Mar 2009  12:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On edge of woodland not far from a minor track to industrial units.

Good condition 24th Jul 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, S edge of tree belt. Track from NW evidently driveable, judging by the cars which passed me during the walk up.

Good condition 2nd Feb 2006  16:15  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On the edge of a woodland strip, so probably only intended for southward views. Not far off a minor road passing several industrial poultry units. Intact.

Good condition 30th Jan 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Jul 2004  14:52  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 57726 41142   FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th May 1953 costing 13.1s.0d. Levelled for height in 1955. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT72/T6 within the Jedburgh block during 1957. Last maintained by the OS in November 1986. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre plug with deep indented lettering. FB faces south. East sight hole open, others plugged. In the NE corner of a grazing field. Woods behind. Views to Black Hill NT72, Eildon Mid Hill, Green Hill, Meigle Hill.

S7394 - Birkenside flush bracket
S7394 - Birkenside from the south
S7394 - Birkenside from the SW
S7394 - Birkenside from the east

Good condition 5th May 1990  14:50  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7394  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Five trig circular walk from Galashiels. Trig 3 of 5 for the day. First visit. To record FB number, and unknown to me at the time, the date was this pillar's 37th Birthday. The pillar was completed 5th May 1953 costing 13.1s.0d. Flush bracket S7394 was levelled for height in 1955. This marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT72/T6 in the Jedburgh secondary block in 1957, and was last maintained by the OS in November 1986. No photos taken.

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