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TP1652 - Broadfield Hill
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Strathclyde Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Broadfield HillNS77/T90NS77T090240862.37659210.70236.1253PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1967N0

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There are 25 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3004th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.14/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Apr 1987
Was Last logged: 6th May 2018

Of the 21 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 10m
The average error was 5m
1 was exact

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Slightly damaged 6th May 2018  13:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 40862 59211   FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Nice walk up from hairpin bend

Not Logged 12th Feb 2018  12:45  by DauntlessNinja

Gridref: NS 40862 59201   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Love the views from this trig, just new to TrigpointingUK so hope I do this correctly!


Slightly damaged 7th Jan 2018  14:50  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Broadfield Hill ©monkeydestructor

Slightly damaged 28th Oct 2017  14:06  by nichex

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Ran up from Bowfield, a few fences to negotiate but good view

Slightly damaged 11th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 40866 59205   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice walk up thru' Skiff Wood to north

Slightly damaged 2nd Jan 2017  14:31  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Ascent from the hairpin where the public road ends. Left forest path early so missed out on the easy path up. Pillar a bit worn now, but intact metalwork. The love lock plague has struck, with a lock through one of the loops. Where did they chuck the key?

Broadfield Hill ©fasgadh
Broadfield Hill With lock.©fasgadh

Slightly damaged 30th Apr 2016  11:33  by Aqueously90

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Log #319. Parked car at Tor Bracken hairpin then walked up old road towards Castlewalls. Turned right to then followed the woodland path to the 229m spot-height. From there it's an enjoyable walk along the plateau to the trig point. Great views to north, although there is some fairly substantial damage to the spider. Dropped down to the east to visit the derelict farm, then followed the old road back to the car. Enjoyable circuit. [ExP-230/MiP-26/Rev-2/BM-20/IS-31/Other-10]

Cap and damage to spider
Ruined farm to east

Damaged 19th Aug 2015  10:05  by Chalky

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Spider partly exposed but retains cap, BSM type FB.

Slightly damaged 30th Sep 2012  17:00  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: NS 40859 59213   FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Cracking walk to this one via the fort on Walls Hill and the geocache there (GCNX4C). Great views around, and an excellent circular walk descending via the path through Skiff Wood.

Flush Bracket
Circular Plate
Looking towards the fort on Walls Hill
Master QB on the trig ©Quadbarrel

Slightly damaged 19th Nov 2011  11:57  by coinea

Gridref: NS 40868 59207   FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged 19th Nov 2011  11:56  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 40867 59203   FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Second visit. To obtain GPS measurement and for photography. Parked at NS406600 where public road now ends. Road leading southeast from here has fallen into disrepair, is now gated and serves only as a public footpath. Choice of routes via ex-road to North Castlewells or via mapped (very muddy) tracks though Skiff Wood. Open grazing top. Column in fair condition. An attempt has been made to steal the spider but the perpetrator either gave up or was disturbed. Spider retains replacement OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces 164 (SSE). Vented through NW sight hole. 360 panorama from here. Adjacent farm, North Castlewells is unoccupied and in ruins. Revisited and photographed 19/11/2011, GRP.

S3581 - Broadfield Hill & GRP
S3581 - Broadfield Hill pillar & FB

Slightly damaged 7th Jul 2009  09:00  by descarte1

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 22nd May 2009  12:05  by Fester

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Came over the RoW from NS420582 and had a look at Walls Hill fort on the way.Surprised by the excellence of the view afforded...excellent..!

Slightly damaged 14th May 2009  18:12  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 40868 59207   FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Half raised letters remaining on the cap, spider exposed with only the North sight open... cracks are extending down from the spider legs. Fabulous viewing distance tonight - full sweep from Campsies beyond Glasgow round to the Arrochar Alps.. Windfarms doing their thing way off to the East and the SouthWest.

Broadfield Hill ..facing Glasgow.

Not Logged 9th Mar 2009  16:30  by campagvelocet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

Summit field contained Highland cattle. Was under the false impression that there was only one.....a bull I assumed so I used the small ridge to hide from it as I made for the trig. Just before I came to the trig I had a vision of a load of cattle staring at me from just behind it. Fortunately the load of cattle were too busy eating grass to notice me although this wasn't one I where I stood around for five minutes drinking in the view!

Slightly damaged 28th Jan 2007  12:53  by J33P KN

Gridref: NS 40863 59214   FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

the numbers ©J33P KN

Damaged 25th Dec 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3581  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Spider exposed, metal cap, wide raised letters, BSM style FB. Fine location & view.

Slightly damaged 21st May 2005  16:50  by Shunter

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

S3581 ©Shunter
S3581 ©Shunter
S3581 ©Shunter

Slightly damaged 26th Mar 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Aug 1989  14:01  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed in December 1945 costing 7.19s.0d. In 1947 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NS77/T90 in the Glasgow secondary block. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1967. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in February 1972. Walked from Paisley Gilmour Street railway station on a seven trig circuit.

Good condition 1st Apr 1987  00:00  by agentmancuso

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

Walked up here from home when I was a teenager.

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