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TP2047 - Cathkin Braes
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S3662
OSGB36 Station :
NS77/T108
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2047
County :
Strathclyde Region
Nearest town :
RUTHERGLEN

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Cathkin BraesNS77/T108NS77T108261623.21658581.290.0003PILLAR01/06/198300
Cathkin BraesNS77/T108NS77T108261623.15658581.44191.9663PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1967N1Refixed 1983

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There are 52 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2218th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.37/10 (from 59 logged visits)
Was First logged: 14th Jun 1969
Was Last logged: 14th Jan 2022

Of the 59 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 146m
The average error was 20m
1 was exact

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Slightly damaged 14th Jan 2022  14:30  by WeirdWifie

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Situated right beside the tall comms tower and with fantastic views across Glasgow. There is some slight damage to two corners at the top and the addition of a blue plastic star and a wire star. The spider is in place and three 'hooks' (newbie to this so don't know if that is the right term). The centre plug seems to be filled with concrete.


©WeirdWifie
©WeirdWifie


Slightly damaged 1st Jan 2022  13:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked at NS619585, easy walk to the trig.


Slightly damaged 25th Nov 2021  15:24  by WuzzerL

FB Number: SE662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

lovely walk through the woods then the pillar appears with fabulous view


Slightly damaged 25th Nov 2021  15:12  by Pritch227

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

parked in one of the laybys and followed tracks to the pillar,outstanding views over Glasgow.

©Pritch227


Slightly damaged 30th Jun 2021  01:30  by geoconaly

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10







Damaged 24th Feb 2021  13:21  by Dsills

FB Number: S5662  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 17th Aug 2020  10:19  by catman

Gridref: NS 61541 58459   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 13th Apr 2020  10:27  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

FB Number: 3662  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

David Searil


Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2020  19:58  by AFWFCL16

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


Good condition 23rd Mar 2020  15:10  by John370

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

Lovely view over glasgow


Not Logged 21st Dec 2019  18:28  by pricklyangelduo

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

Found on a wander round Cathkin Brass Country Park

©pricklyangelduo


Slightly damaged 4th May 2019  10:32  by jonglew

Gridref: NS 61623 58583   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy access on well-definded woodland tracks after layby parking (NS 6154 5832). Pillar has extensive chipping to 2 top edges and 2 corners. Centre cap gone, replaced by a rough mortar plug; 'BSM' style FB; LHS sight hole open. Extensive views N and NW over Glasgow and its suburbs.

Pillar TP2047©jonglew
Spider TP2047©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2047©jonglew


Slightly damaged 16th Sep 2018  13:17  by mjwjones

Gridref: NS 61627 58582   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

trig


Slightly damaged 17th Aug 2018  10:30  by Griefmiester

Gridref: NS 61625 58576   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy stroll over form the road to the E, Pillar a little damaged, views over Glasgow, off to County top next.


Slightly damaged 10th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 61628 58572   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 11th Mar 2017  15:36  by NormanW

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


Slightly damaged 7th Nov 2016  14:56  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: NS 61628 58576   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Pillar has slight damage to the top corners, BSM type FB, badly filled concrete plug, one sight hole open. Cracking view from pillar.

Cathkin Braes. Pillar.
Cathkin Braes. Pillar.
Cathkin Braes. Flush bracket.
Cathkin Braes. Top.


Not Logged 6th Jun 2016  12:00  by KazEKWalks

FB Number: 3662  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 29th Apr 2016  16:16  by Chixverbil

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 14th Feb 2016  11:35  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 61623 58581   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice walk through woods parked roadside


Good condition 13th Dec 2015  13:30  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fantastic views over Glasgow in the mist, with eerie yellow smog sitting on top!

Cathkin Braes ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 8th Nov 2015  10:20  by CJO

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Concrete plug. BSM type. Good view across Glasgow. Adjacent to mast compound on a mountain bike course. Also the county top.

Cathkin Braes


Slightly damaged 28th Aug 2015  17:00  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NS 61630 58572   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Log #198. Parked in one of the many parking areas on Cathkin Road, and followed one of the many paths to the trig. Great views over Glasgow, just as the heavens opened and the rain cascaded down. I had planned to walk along to the Windlaw trig to the west, but I didn't trust my holey trainers to keep my feet dry. Pillar is slightly damaged, but decent considering it's prominent location over Glasgow. The cap is missing, but the BSM-style FB is intact and fine. [ExP-159/MiP-6/Rev-2/BM-12/IS-16/Other-3]

FB
Pillar
Missing cap.
Rain clouds over the city.
Rainbow and the shadow of the turbine.


Good condition 2nd Dec 2014  11:15  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: NS 61627 58578   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Taggart style views of Glasgow


Slightly damaged 2nd Nov 2014  15:00  by pittyplatsch

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 20th Oct 2013  12:10  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Rough cement plug. Circular walk including S 3609


Slightly damaged 15th Sep 2013  13:18  by blueboots

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


Good condition 5th May 2013  12:00  by Alan63

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig in good condition considering location. Went there while visiting the new MTB tracks.


Slightly damaged 10th Mar 2013  22:59  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 2nd Mar 2013  14:49  by pog

Gridref: NS 61624 58575   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

FB faces S, west sighthole open only, no cap but concrete plug. Slight damage (esp. Ms. Liz McFarlane, we're looking at you). Great views across Glasgow and beyond. Went and checked out the new MTB tracks afterwards which runs about 1 foot away from the trig....


Good condition 27th Oct 2012  11:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good-ish condition considering location, spider centre has a rough concrete plug. BSM type FB.


Slightly damaged 21st Sep 2012  16:25  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Awesome views over the city


Slightly damaged 28th Aug 2011  16:17  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked in the golf club CP. Strangely not many cars! Walked to the grid ref then about a very flat top. Then went to the trig - fantastic view over Glasgow to the Highlands.

FLUSH BRACKET ©dugswell2
Trig + surrounds ©dugswell2


Slightly damaged 16th Feb 2011  11:58  by BeccaKate

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 16th Feb 2011  11:56  by ZanderH

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 4th Jan 2011  13:00  by dalg

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Next to a big radio mast, there are stunning views over Glasgow.


Slightly damaged 21st Nov 2010  14:30  by Quadbarrel

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Fantastic views across Glasgow even on a grey cold day. Very clear air though so well worth the visit.

Flush Bracket
Circular Plate
The Trig ©Quadbarrel
The Trig and the Mast
What a View


Slightly damaged 20th Oct 2010  13:30  by Scotsbob

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Great views from here over the City of Glasgow.


Slightly damaged 2nd Sep 2010  14:32  by milivaig man

Gridref: NS 61620 58583   FB Number: 3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

A hot afternoon very sunny. A good view over Glagow but could not see further than the Campsies because of haze. NB There is no "S" in front of FB number, see photographs!


Not Logged 28th Feb 2010  09:51  by German68

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


Slightly damaged 25th May 2009  11:30  by descarte1

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Fabulously situated pillar on edge of cathkin braes with stunning views over the city. Pillar in reasonably good condition considering urban location with a few chips off the top. Spider intact with cap missing and asphalt plug.


Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2009  13:20  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

short but steep climb from Ardencraig road,good views of both Glasgow and hills beyond,easy walk from here through the country park to Windlaw trigpoint.


Slightly damaged 21st Feb 2009  13:35  by andyc

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Fabulous views near to Glasgow UA high point.


Good condition 17th Dec 2008  13:30  by Tink

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

would have been a spectacular view if not for the weather.

Cathkin Braes reasonably good condition - great views on a clear day


Slightly damaged 19th Apr 2008  19:05  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 61626 58577   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Brilliant vista over Glasgow and to the north. Pillar showing wear and tear of suburbia. Spider centre overfilled with concrete. LHS sight hole open, others plugged. Flush bracket faces 168, SE. Revisited and photographed 19/04/2008, GRP.

S3662 - Cathkin Braes pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 10th Jan 2008  13:47  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Spectacular view over Glasgow, BSM style, two chipped corners, cap filled, only W sighting open... definitely, theres been a MurDur, Taggart

Cathkin Braes, far better view than the nearby, vandalised Viewpoint.


Not Logged 10th Jan 2007  16:00  by campagvelocet

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

great view of glasgow and towards the highlands: pity the light was fading by the time i showed up. didn't stick around for long: nasty looking dog was in close proximity!


Good condition 19th Aug 2006  11:35  by coinea

Gridref: NS 61620 58568   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition apart from top corners slightly chipped. LH sighting hole open. Flush bracket faces just east of south. ACG

S3662. Trig pillar and flush bracket. ACG
S3662 dwarfed by adjacent mast. ACG


Good condition 28th Dec 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, plug apparently asphalt, S above numbers. Just N of mast, well below summit (fog ~no view). Glasgow City Council Top nearby, nice woodland, popular walking area

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 11th Oct 2004  20:30  by Arran Trigman

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

Finished 2nd in the Cathkin Braes Hill race in 2004 while passing this trig.


Slightly damaged 27th Apr 2004  13:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NS 61624 58579   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Near the current highpoint of Glasgow, and as expected a stoater of a view. End credits of Taggart stuff, with a lot of Highlands as well as tower blocks. Worth a visit for the view alone,and should be visited when the air is very clear. Pillar a bit battered, corner chips etc.

No mean city View from the pillar.
Cathkin Braes


Slightly damaged 8th Feb 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Revisited to photograph. Slight knocks to top corners.

S3662
S3662
S3662


Good condition 23rd Sep 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S3662


Slightly damaged 20th Mar 2003  12:25  by arranc

Gridref: NS 61600 58500   FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 28th Dec 1999  13:13  by jimmy

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

when I was a kid this was a lovely spot where we went for picnics--now look at it!

now its just a dump


Good condition 5th Mar 1995  00:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With Fiona, on to Hill Field.

Cathkin Braes Revisited 29/02/2020


Good condition 5th Aug 1987  14:51  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig 6 of 13 for the day. First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 23rd February 1946 costing 7.19s.2d. In 1947 marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NS77/T108 in the Glasgow secondary park. It was refixed as same in 1983. Flush bracket S3662 was levelled for height in 1967. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in November 1982. Public open space.

S3662 - Cathkin Braes flush bracket


Good condition 22nd Jul 1987  14:39  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3662  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar on edge of grassy terrain giving pleasant views over Glasgow.


Good condition 14th Jun 1969  23:28  by Fester

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

Hazy about the date.Would get the bus up when I was a kid for the view over Glasgow.



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