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TP1745 - Buckholm Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Buckholm HillNT72/T13NT72T013349028.65637525.67323.4113PILLAR01/06/1957101/03/1956N0

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There are 19 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1768th with 91 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.55/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Apr 1990
Was Last logged: 31st Jul 2020

Of the 20 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 75m
The average error was 13m
1 was exact

GALASHIELS GALASHIELS Meigle Hill Meigle Hill Meigle Hill Police Radio Mast Meigle Hill Police Radio Mast William Law William Law Stewart Mills Chimney Stewart Mills Chimney Galashiels Church Spire Galashiels Church Spire Gorgum Gorgum Langlee Mains Langlee Mains Avenel Plantation Avenel Plantation Mosshouses Moor Mosshouses Moor BigJ BigJ Clochandighter Clochandighter caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea fasgadh fasgadh beckroad beckroad Buckholm Hill Buckholm Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

View North
By Nick&Rosie
View South
By Nick&Rosie
View East
By Nick&Rosie
View West
By Nick&Rosie
panorama of Galashiels
Buckholm Hill
By fasgadh
See 13 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 31st Jul 2020  12:40  by beckroad

Gridref: NT 49100 37500   FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at cemetery and approached via Dobbies Grave. Alas cattle ..Not to be deterred I made a second approach via the Buckholm Circular. Bit of a hill climb through bracken hoping to avoid the loitering cattle.Glad I persisted. Marvelous panoramic views. This hot sunny day provides an extra grade.

Good condition 25th Feb 2020  15:20  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked as Nick & Roise at the car park for the plantation, NT4974139347. Followed the forestry tracks on the map, to the burn which was in spate. The wall can easily be negotiated, followed this up to the small quarry along the marked track and then onto the trig. A lot of cows gathered around the trig but managed to heard them out of the way after a bit of a stand off.

Good condition 16th Sep 2019  11:39  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in the car park on the minor road between Buckholm and Langshaw, just down the track to the Ladhope Plantation. Very considerate! Followed the forestry tracks through the plantation to a line of power cables (telephone cables even??) and followed a path out of the woods then back up to a large stile and followed the wall to an old quarry then on to the TP. Pleasant walk, goods views.

View North
View East
View South with Rosie & Watson
View West

Good condition 8th Jun 2019  14:30  by trigrunner

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Second Galashiels trig of the day on a hilly run.

Good condition 12th Jan 2019  13:43  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

P forestry CP to NNE, via William Law. Frisky cattle on top.

Good condition 20th Mar 2016  14:02  by Moira293

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked straight up the hill from the car park just off High Buckholmside....a wee killer of a hill! Rather odd that the trig wasn't quite at the top of the hill. Went on to visit the Langlee Mains trig from there, via Ladhopemuir.

Good condition 1st Nov 2015  15:45  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy ascent from Hetherysett Cemetery to the south on a remarkably mild November afternoon. Fabulous views across many miles of the Borders countryside - save this one for a nice afternoon - you will be missing so much if you do it on a wet miserable day!

Buckholm Hill A glorious November afternoon©Analoguesat

Good condition 16th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 49033 37521   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Apr 2015  12:12  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 49025 37527   FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from cemetery. After doing trig, walked round higher paths to take in Langlee Mains trig as well. Saved loosing too much height. With CJ.

Good condition 5th Apr 2015  10:15  by Borderer

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at cemetery and followed signs for Dobbies grave, then turned left immediately after crossing the dry stone wall. Good views over Gala.


Good condition 20th Mar 2015  10:00  by

Gridref: NT 49029 37526   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found by accident when climbing Buckholm Hill with dogs.

panorama of Galashiels

Good condition 1st Mar 2014  13:46  by coinea

Gridref: NT 49029 37525   FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Followed the Buckholm Circular track up past the cemetery. Great views down over Galashiels. Second of 2 trigs bagged on public transport day trip to Galashiels. Total of 7 hours travelling time using six buses.

S7477 Buckholm Hill.

Good condition 19th Nov 2013  13:47  by Sandman

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


Good condition 20th Dec 2011  14:21  by Chirpy Chaffinch

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stiff climb in snowy and icy conditions and some cattle showing interest in me, made this a memorable experience

Good condition 31st Dec 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, rough grass, trig 3-4m below summit, fine view

Good condition 5th Apr 2005  11:15  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 49030 37525   FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cattle country. Rough grazing and inhabited by all sorts of swampdwellers such as curlews, snipe, plovers and on the dry bits, hares, lots of hares. Good condition save for one chip and intact . Good views of Galasheils,Eildons Cheviot and Moorfoots. Walked in from the north past a strange cairn (Dobie's Grave) and big herd of very laid back well behaved cows and the swamp.

Buckholm Hill Metal
Buckholm Hill
Buckholm Hill View of Galashiels.

Good condition 4th Aug 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 31st Jul 2004  16:51  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 49031 37522   FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar completed 8th May 1953. Tertiary station in Block NT72, Jedburgh. Pillar VGC. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep stamped lettering. Flush bracket faces south. Front sighting hole open, back slightly poked, others plugged. Pillar not at true summit. Open grazing top. Views to William Law, Eildon Mid Hill, Green Hill, Gorgum, Meigle Hill. 3rd visit. Visited and photographed 31/07/2004, GRP.

Good condition 4th Mar 1996  12:07  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Second visit 4/03/1996 to photograph FB.

S7477 - Buckholm Hill flush bracket

Good condition 28th Apr 1990  15:20  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7477  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th May 1953 costing 12.4s.6d. Levelled for height in 1956. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT72/T13 in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in June 1977. . GRP: Trig 5 of 7 for the day. Circuitous walk from Stow to Galashiels. First of many Borders walks in the 1990s. Original visit purely to record FB number. No photos taken.

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