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TP0017 - Dunnet Head
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S4781
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP388
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0017
County :
Highland Region
Nearest town :
THURSO

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Dunnet HeadPP388PP388320525.45976512.02127.3271PILLAR01/06/1951101/05/1954N0

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There are 72 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 489th with 10 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.20/10 (from 83 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Jun 2013
Was Last logged: 23rd Jul 2018

Of the 83 logged visits,
18 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 20265m
The average error was 1134m
3 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 23rd Jul 2018  14:49  by jamiekeighley

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

Beautiful day for it, brilliant views all around.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 22nd Jul 2018  14:42  by We TRye hard

Gridref: ND 20526 76504   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Altitude 124m I'm sure the view would have been excellent but the mist was down so rather poor.

©We TRye hard


Good condition 17th May 2018  20:10  by David Bremner

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

Easy walk from Dunnet Head car park. Nice views all directions. Pillar has reasonable coat of white paint.


Good condition 22nd Apr 2018  20:26  by seanmac

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2017  16:31  by The Peak Plodders

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

not much view today. Interesting place.


Good condition 1st Aug 2017  19:00  by gillamo

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


Not Logged 10th Jul 2017  19:22  by Wildfell

Gridref: ND 20523 76509   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Jun 2017  19:56  by fergie

Gridref: ND 20520 76510   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Visit on a geograph trip Good weather and great views

Dunnet Head Fantastic viewpoint
Dunnet Head


Good condition 13th Nov 2016  13:10  by The Eagle Has Landed

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

I've previously logged this one but editing it because I had another visit to it today. The weather wasn't good today, raining and quite windy but still worth a visit even though the views weren't good. I couldn't read the number on the metal plate, even taking a photo of it, it's hard to read. The pillar itself is in good condition.

Dinner Head trigpoint
Dunnet Head trigpoint plate
Dunnet Head trigpoint plate
Dunnet Head trigpoint plate


Good condition 3rd Oct 2016  11:55  by MBFace

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I picked a great day for this - brilliant views.

Dunnet Head 1
Dunnet Head 2 Looking across to Hoy


Good condition 25th Sep 2016  13:34  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Easy bag in a lovely spot, just a short walk from the car park, stunning views

Mrs TJR and Charlie at Dunnet Head ©thejackrustles
Dunnet Head collage
Dunnet Head trigpoint and lighthouse ©thejackrustles


Not Logged 13th Jul 2016  12:34  by walkergeoff

Gridref: ND 20524 76507   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

Another great place.


Good condition 29th Jun 2016  10:02  by Silver Trigger

Gridref: ND 20500 76500   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Northernmost mainland Trig.

Dunnet Head Trig Pillar Northernmost mainland trig.©Silver Trigger


Good condition 23rd Jun 2016  19:28  by tummelv

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

Easy walk up from the carpark for this one and was soon touching the trig pillar. Unusually the flush bracket has been painted green on this one. Great 360 degree views as well.


Good condition 23rd Jun 2016  00:06  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.


Good condition 7th May 2016  10:59  by Two Twitchers

Gridref: ND 40527 73257   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The Trigpoint.
The Flush bracket The number is difficult to read because of the green paint on the Flush Bracket


Not Logged 30th Mar 2016  08:48  by alanw

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

The best yet.


Good condition 27th Mar 2016  19:35  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

No one about so drove right up passed the carpark.Great views of lighthouse, ROC bunker and sunset from the trig.

Dunnet Head ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 26th Oct 2015  14:47  by countrymatters

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On the way home from Orkney, but couldn't drive past this one.


Good condition 14th Oct 2015  16:40  by hhew444

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 16th Sep 2015  15:30  by gerryu2

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

I had visited the lighthouse before trig bagging. Nice we walk up from car park, passing the old WW2 buildings. Nice to see the old ROC bunker beside the trig. Good views at a lovely location.

Me
Roc bunker
Trig


Good condition 15th Sep 2015  14:12  by orlando rat

Gridref: ND 20525 76512   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The views from here are spectacular. A MUST see.

Dunnet Head


Good condition 28th Aug 2015  14:20  by Seumas Kerr

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


Good condition 21st Aug 2015  15:22  by jonglew

Gridref: ND 20526 76514   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Car park at end of the road, good for all Dunnet Head features. Trig short walk, adjacent to HuMP summit viewing platform. Pillar good condition with reasonable coat white paint; on plinth; cap missing, composite plug; front sight hole open. Extensive 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP0017©jonglew
Spider TP0017©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0017©jonglew


Good condition 19th Aug 2015  19:19  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cycled up from Dunnet Bay caravan site. Windy as always up here.


Not Logged 4th Aug 2015  11:04  by meandmymum

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Visited Dunnet before volunteering at Mary Ann's Cottage for the afternoon!


Good condition 16th Aug 2014  14:04  by Aqueously90

Gridref: ND 20520 76512   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Log #28. Great views of Hoy, the heavens decided to open as I was relaxing at the top. Had to run back and shelter in the car for a while. A great passive pillar with OS plaque above FB. [ExP-28/MiP-0/BM-0]

FB ©Aqueously90
OS passive station plaque. ©Aqueously90
View to the north. ©Aqueously90


Good condition 30th Jul 2014  22:01  by Delta68

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great to finally make it up to Dunnet Head! Parked in the car park and walked to the pillar. Great views on a windy day.

Delta68 ©Delta68


Good condition 9th Jun 2014  14:30  by The Reverend

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Easy stroll from the car park, lovely spot!


Good condition 26th May 2014  11:25  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A quick bag on a misty morning before Gills Bay with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.


Good condition 26th May 2014  00:00  by Akayess

FB Number: S4871  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Akayess


Good condition 25th May 2014  09:30  by sky high boys

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Just off the ferry from Orkney. Took my wee group out for a wander to this wonderful and famous spot. First time for me also, groovey :)


Not Logged 18th May 2014  17:53  by peebs

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 2nd Oct 2013  12:00  by pat29

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


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  13:00  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 7th Aug 2013  20:25  by senrabyar

Gridref: ND 20526 76501   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Jul 2013  07:53  by Clochandighter

Gridref: ND 20524 76498   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed around July 1948, full details not on record. Computed as primary triangulation station PP388 as part Figure 6 of the OSGB36 primary triangulation network in 1951. Levelled for height in 1954. Last routinely maintained by the OS in 1991 but continues in service as a GPS passive station. SITE VISIT: Approached fro northwest. Free public car park at ND202766. Short walk southwest up to trig and viewing platform. Northmost point on mainland Scotland and Great Britain. Pillar in good condition. Plastic cap inserted into spider centre. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~290°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Near full 360° panoramic view, overtopped only by viewing platform.

S4781 - Dunnet Head pillar & GRP
S4781 - Dunnet Head pillar & FB


Good condition 8th Jul 2013  10:01  by SummitPlummet

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Grabbing geocaches nearby.

Trig Surfin' ©SummitPlummet


Good condition 17th Jun 2013  10:54  by Jwalker

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Would have been a score of 10 if the mist wasn't there! Still, good to have reached here.

Dunnet Head Trig Point Pillar


Good condition 17th Jun 2013  10:52  by coinea

Gridref: ND 20525 76496   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Almost 300 miles by public transport specially to visit most northerly mainland trig. Unfortunately visibility down to 20 metres--not fair!


Good condition 10th May 2013  19:50  by baskerville bogtrotters

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bit breezy tonight but some splendid views.


Good condition 20th Jul 2012  00:00  by pete37038

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

awesome place


Good condition 3rd Jun 2012  10:04  by g4wsb

Gridref: ND 20526 76501   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 22nd May 2012  13:40  by B.bird

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A touch breezy up here today, views WOW

Looking both ways Trig point & lighthouse & Long Loch


Good condition 5th Oct 2011  12:12  by Noggin the Nog

Gridref: ND 20525 76512   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 24th Apr 2011  18:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP0017


Not Logged 26th Feb 2011  00:00  by The QCs

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

Found whilst out bagging the most northerly mainland cache. We drove right up to this one. Fantastic views up here.


Good condition 13th Sep 2010  18:35  by edfielden

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Thick haar prevented any views around the trig, but I was able to drive right up to it as there was no-one about! As others have said it is a very odd summit with strange things protruding from the ground! Pillar in good condition with GPS plaque, ?metal/plastic plug, and green paint to FB which is flaking away. Summit viewpoint plaques told me all the things I should be able to see from here but all shrouded in the thick haar! Dinner in Thurso beckoned so I turned my fog lights back on and left.

S4781 - Pillar & car! In the thick evening haar ©edfielden
S4781 - Pillar Summit behind but no view! ©edfielden
S4781 - Flush bracket Flaking green paint ©edfielden
S4781 - Top ©edfielden
S4781 - Trig pose! Slightly soggy ©edfielden


Good condition 1st Sep 2010  13:20  by Lone Walker

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Cluttered little summit (HuMP) with lots of buildings and odd things sticking out of the ground. True summit has a hill finder on a small platform. Trig painted white with green paint on the FBM, plug has gone and replaced by resin seal.


Good condition 17th Aug 2010  17:00  by aeh39

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Reply text from Sven doubting my visit here; how could he suggest I'd got the picture from a postcard - cheeky sod!


Good condition 30th Jul 2010  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found whilst visiting Dunnet Head on our Perth MEGA visit. Amazing views.


Good condition 19th Jul 2010  17:19  by fasgadh

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy walk up from the car park. Thick haar, so no views. The summit is cluttered (remains of ROC bunker etc.)

Dunnet Head ©fasgadh


Good condition 8th Jul 2010  13:20  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 2nd Jul 2010  13:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This is my first visit here for 42 years and I have to say that it hasn't chnaged a great deal except for the carved stone sign telling you that this is the most northerly point. When I was last here it was a simple metal plate stuck in the ground! The pillar is painted white, with na plastic plug. W sighthole open, others closed. Concrete based exposed about 4" all round. Wonderful views to Orkney, Cape Wrath and the North West Highlands. They don't come any better!


Good condition 18th May 2010  19:00  by Guanajuato

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

After a long train ride/drive north and further north, I came to get the evening views from Dunnet Head. Grabbed the cache nearby


Good condition 15th Sep 2009  16:25  by aussierules

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On tour!


Good condition 11th May 2009  13:48  by trigging on an island

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

I walked here along the road via Castletown after setting out from Sandra’s Hostel, Thurso in the morning. It was clear enough to see the whole north coast laid out to the west. Hoy and the rest of Orkney looked very inviting to the north also. I finished off the day by making it the rest of the way to Duncansby Head, after a brief call in at John o’Groats. One of my most memorable walking experiences to date.


Good condition 9th May 2009  17:52  by andyc

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Nipped up to admire the views after climbing Morven in the Morning en route to Scrabster ferry.


Good condition 12th Apr 2009  12:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

GPS plaque & plug.


Good condition 22nd Aug 2008  23:33  by The Westies

FB Number: S1781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Can't believe this one hasn't been logged for almost a year. Trig not in bad nick and such a great setting for it. Great visibility today. Would love to go to the Orkneys someday after viewing them from afar. Originally found as Maxiboo22 but re-logging to get all trigs under 1 account.


Good condition 20th Mar 2008  15:57  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easter: passing time waiting for evening ferry to Orkney from Scrabster. Cold and VERY windy: we were lucky, ferry sailings from John o'Groats had been cancelled, we were told this by woman who had to find hotel for night.

Dunnet Head Flush bracket.
Dunnet Head The trig.


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2007  16:00  by jochta

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Excellent views of Hoy and the Old Man. Straightforward find at this popular location. Plug filled with plastic disc.

Pillar and FB
Top of pillar Showing plastic disc filled plug


Good condition 25th Jun 2007  19:00  by Dobunnis

Gridref: ND 20525 76517   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great to be here in fairly good weather to get the views out to the Orkneys (our next stop)

Trig looking out towards the Orkney Isles


Good condition 22nd Sep 2006  18:45  by Drumlin

Gridref: ND 20500 76500   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

GPS plaque.


Good condition 8th Sep 2006  19:25  by Jonathan Russell

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

FB
Top Hoy in the background
General view


Good condition 3rd Sep 2006  12:00  by Jonathan Russell

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

View to Warth Hill


Good condition 22nd Aug 2006  15:00  by Razz

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely sunny day so visibilty was good. Great views across to the Orkney Isles - and loved that I could see John O'Groats in the east and Cape Wrath in the West. Walked down to lighthouse and saw seals on the rocks below.


Good condition 28th Jun 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, plastic cap, GPS plaque. Apparently old covered resr adjacent. Fine popular location.


Good condition 7th Apr 2006  11:40  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Caithness. I'd wanted to get to Dunnet Head for ages. Great views over to the Orkney Islands. Trig painted white with a green flush bracket.


Good condition 28th Jul 2005  16:45  by Paul & Ros

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

Logged this whilst visiting the nearby Geocache.

Trigpoint with Lighthouse ©Paul & Ros


Good condition 29th May 2005  14:30  by DesG

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Weather not too good today so not a lot to see

©DesG
©DesG


Good condition 30th Jul 2004  13:03  by tiddles

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Dunnet trig


Good condition 2nd Jul 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great views

S4781
S4781
S4781


Good condition 30th Dec 2003  13:00  by Naefearjustbeer

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Some amazing views at this trig point it is on the most Northerly part of mainland Scotland. There is a cache located on the way up to dunnet head.


Good condition 17th Aug 2003  09:05  by discjirm

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

A lovely view from here, Orkney clearly visible to the north, and the lighthouse nearby. Veyr nearly the most northerly point of hte mainland, literally the last hill before the sea.

Dunnet Head trig point. Dunnet Head trig point.©discjirm
Dunnet Head trig point flush bracket. Dunnet Head trig point flush bracket.©discjirm


Not Logged 28th Jul 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

car pk to NE


Good condition 28th May 2001  14:10  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy stroll from car park. Black Redstart on the concrete buildings


Good condition 21st Jun 1998  16:00  by Allymac

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

Visited here in my pre-trig days after climbing Ben Hope, so no details recorded.


Good condition 7th Jul 1996  12:00  by jack68331

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A long way from Lizard point


Good condition 9th Jul 1988  13:00  by asteroth

Gridref: ND 20525 76512   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

On my way back from a visit round The Dounreay Nuclear Power Station.Yes this was a few years ago .I just found the photo.Yes my jacket was that colour before the visit to the Nuclear Reactor:-) Please visit http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/d/dunnet_head/index.shtml for more info about the defence of the U-Boats during WW-2.

Tangoman visits Dunnet Head Trig Just found the photo.What a fantastic place to visit.The most northerly point in Gt.Britain.


Good condition 15th Jun 1988  16:00  by spidym

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Logged many moons ago. When I still lived up north. Cannot remember exact condition of pillar but im sure will revisit it sometime.


Good condition 14th Apr 1986  18:04  by MCL

FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just found the photo from a Scottish holiday in 1986. It was getting dark and was freezing cold... typical April evening in northern Scotland!

All the barbed wire is now gone... ©MCL


Good condition   10:30  by Two Twitchers

Gridref: ND 20525 76500   FB Number: S4781  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Flush difficult to read as has been painted Green

Trigpoint Looking back at the Light House
Flush Bracket The green paint on the Flush bracket makes the number hard to read.



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