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TP14724 - Syart Law (Megget Reservoir)
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 464th with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.33/10 (from 9 logged visits)
Was First logged: 14th Mar 2014
Was Last logged: 29th Mar 2022

Of the 9 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 86m
The average error was 17m
1 was exact

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©Border Peat

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 29th Mar 2022  14:45  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 20916 22387   FB Number: NO FB  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked up in the reservoir car park for 5 of the Megget Reservoir pillars, this the fourth. Although at first glance it looks OS, it's only the shape that is familiar, although the spider is also oif the OS type, but has no centre cap or plug. There are no sight holes and no FB. Oh, and it's not an OSGB36 trig, so prob shouldn't be on T:UK at all. But it's in a great location overlooking the reservoir.

Pillar TP14724©jonglew
Tribrach TP14724©jonglew

Good condition 26th Mar 2022  10:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 20900 22300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at CP and over dam then steep following fence line to top with great views

Good condition 2nd Nov 2021  09:15  by A1Mushroom

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

parked at the wee car park adjacent to the dam. As NJM said it is a steep climb up to the trig.

Good condition 4th Sep 2021  17:46  by NJM

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

Parked at the reservoir car park intent on bagging six pillars in one walk! Started with Hunter Hill, then back to the car park past the car and over the dam to do this one. Took me an hour from pillar to pillar. Can't think of a more unrelentingly steep climb to bag a pillar since doing N face of The Brack, or Ben More Craiglarich - thankfully only 200m of sheer ascent! Great views from the pillar, even better views from the true summit.

Good condition 15th Apr 2021  13:25  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 20919 22382   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

great day worth that stiff climb

©Border Peat

Good condition 5th Oct 2020  12:03  by Oldhortus

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

After a stiff climb up from the dam to bag Syart Law I come across this trig. Well worth the puff getting up here the view was amazing

Good condition 2nd Jan 2017  12:24  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 20924 22390   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Very cold biting wind and a snow covered steep slope made for an interesting ascent. Easily seen from the Megget Dam, this anomaly of a trig is well worth the effort. The views today were outstanding. Visited the wee dumpy pillar on the way down. Now logged as a separate pillar. I remember Megget being built with the accumulated water going through a tunnel to the Manor Valley and then by pipeline to Edinburgh.

The dumpy pillar ©BigJ

Good condition 4th Oct 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 20916 22385   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Chance find as with Rob. No idea it was there - cairn marked on map which could be seen from across the valley whilst bagging the SIM Greenside Law. Actually climbing Syart Law as a Donald Dewey

Good condition 14th Mar 2014  17:20  by peregrinus

Gridref: NT 20919 22384   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Chance find. Standard Hotine shaped trig with standard OS spider but no centre hole, sighting holes nor FB. Beside mapped cairn NE of summit. My guess is that it was installed by the OS under contract for triangulating Megget Dam and Resr. There's also a non-standard trig at NT 21049 22651 above dam in top edge of trees, the latter a dumpy square non-standard design with flat disc spider (same as used on TP7891 - Castle Hill Chunnel trig), not unusual at dam sites. Both are shown by a small blue triangle on OS 1:10,000 map, as are two more at NT 21233 22714 and NT 21027 23305 which I didn't notice on the ground. Resr trigs mapped in this way may be unique to this site? From N, path across Megget dam then straight up. Very windy, could barely stand at summit, hence no photos.

3 trigs shown on 1:10,000 OS mapping TP14724 shown circled. These small triangles are the standard OS trig pillar symbol at this scale.

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