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TP2313 - Cocklaw Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cocklaw HillNT86/T5NT86T005372173.06671761.160.0003PILLAR01/06/195300

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1648th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.60/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Aug 1992
Was Last logged: 13th Feb 2020

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

All were within 5m
The average error was 3m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Snowy in the last few days
By allankelly
Bike to the top
By allankelly
View North
By Nick&Rosie
S7143 - Cocklaw Hill
By Clochandighter
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Feb 2020  16:30  by allankelly

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Intact top and flush bracket. Easy access via the service road for the radio masts. I cycled up, beware the cattle grids which are knackered with detours round them. Keeping close to the trees after the last gate seems best, the ground is very soft in other places.

Snowy in the last few days
Bike to the top Looking north west

Good condition 12th Jan 2020  10:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at NT7365371612 where there is a pile of road planings, there is enough room for a 4x4 and space to get into the field. The track runs through the farm yard and up the right. Bit hazy over the Fourth today, the wind was biting but a good walk.

Good condition 23rd Nov 2019  11:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 72173 71761   FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drove track to height of trig In heavy rain

Good condition 6th Jun 2019  10:31  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Unusual stone pillar, home to much yellow lichen. What a shame this isn’t on the very crown of the hill, the views back into the Lammermuirs are impressive. As it is the view of the Fife coast is extensive, and south views extend to the Cheviot and Hedgehope.

View North with Rosie & Watson
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Good condition 25th Feb 2019  14:50  by beckroad

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Fortunately the burn was very low making the ford crossing at Stottencleugh possible. Finally found a parking spot 1km NE of Dirtside. Walked SW back to farm and followed the tarmac track N to plantation. A couple of gates to go through. Mast visible.A lovely spot with great views to the north and coast. A stone pillar. Sheep grazing in rough pasture land. Worth the visit just to pass through the hamlet of Oldhamstocks. 16 degrees and its only February.

trigpoint Cocklaw Hill Looking North©beckroad

Good condition 19th Dec 2018  15:02  by ger

Gridref: NT 72173 71756   FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approach from Cocklaw, using ROW (signed). Stone built pillar - good views of sea, Bass Rock, North Bewick Law, Lomond Hills, cement works & Torness power st.

Good condition 6th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 72174 71756   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From NE. Parked off-road at side of track NT 7355 7240. Track to gate at NT727723. Also HuMP to SSW

Good condition 29th Aug 2017  12:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7143   Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Lovely sea view.

Not Logged 14th Apr 2017  19:15  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Oct 2016  14:15  by Borderer

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Surprised to find a stone pillar at this location. Took the footpath up from Old Branxton to a point north east of the pillar which gave a good crossing point over the Ogle Burn, then straight up the slope. No cattle encountered and most of the gate were open. Nice clear day giving long views.


Good condition 22nd Nov 2014  17:09  by Mtb Innerwick Stravaiger

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Cocklaw Hill A wee bit blowy up here today.
Cocklaw Hill Moontan Bikers View

Good condition 5th Apr 2014  10:39  by coinea

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 5th Apr 2014  10:38  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 72174 71756   FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and updated photographs. SITE VISIT: Found easy parking in valley to west at NT708714. Keeping north of Cauld Burn, headed NE to junction of fences then ENE along field edges to westmost corner of trig field. Beeline across open grazing top to trig which is approx 360m NNE of true summit. Stone built pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~239°. Vented through sight hole on FB face. 270° view spanning from WNW though north and east to SSW.

S7143 - Cocklaw Hill pillar & GRP

Good condition 20th Jul 2013  14:15  by Chalky

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Stone-built trig . Spider centre cap has indented lettering. Approached from W.

Good condition 29th May 2010  14:58  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 72174 71759   FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The drive in is the hard part - I tried approaching for Oldhamstocks, but the road is blocked beyond Stottencleugh, so I had to retrace my steps. Then I drove past Cocklaw looking for a decent parking place, and had to reverse half mile back up the road. Squeezed in just across from the farm entrance. A lot of young steak-on-legs cantering about near the top too.

Good condition 17th Jan 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Surprised to see a neat stonebuilt pillar here. Pasture, view includes Torness NPS and Bass Rock. We were supposed to be visiting the latter today but much too windy. Also visited the Yeaman (but not the mast).

Good condition 21st Jan 2007  17:00  by andyc

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at Cocklaw farm, easy walk up tarmac track and then followed the edge of the woods. Nearly got the car stuck in verge by farm though. Ten minutes of maneuvering needed to get a very muddy car out of the ditch!

Bass Rock
Torness Power Station
Flush Bracket

Good condition 25th Mar 2006  10:06  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stone built and in good shape. Not at summit, if anyone knows where the summit is on this flat topped hill. Very fine views onto a rough sea. A lot of hungry sheep.

Good condition 6th Feb 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 18th Aug 1992  18:16  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7143  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st August 1952 costing £14.7s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT86/T5 within the Berwick block during 1953. Never levelled for height therefore there is no height value for this marker on OS lists. Last maintained by the OS in August 1989. SITE VISIT: Stonebuilt pillar in very good condition with extended base. Spider retains OS plug. Open grazing moor. Views include Ben Vorlich, Knock Hill, Ben Cleugh, Dumglow, Benarty Hill, West Lomond, East Lomond, Largo Law, Normans Law, Kincraig Hill, Coalyard Hill, Drumcarrow Craig, Kellie Law, North Berwick Law. Photographed 18/08/1992, GRP.

S7143 - Cocklaw Hill montage(GRP)

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