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TP2528 - Craigowl
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S1609
OSGB36 Station :
PP353
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2528
County :
Tayside Region
Nearest town :
DUNDEE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
CraigowlPP353PP353337696.10739992.08455.1151PILLAR01/06/1937101/06/1971N0

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There are 27 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3318th with 17 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.03/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Jun 1968
Was Last logged: 3rd Dec 2018

Of the 36 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 58m
The average error was 21m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By Sandrax2

©Borderer
Craigowl from Balluderon Hill
By scotti
Trig, looking south-east
By scotti
Craigowl
By Aye Jimmy
Craigowl
By Aye Jimmy
See 21 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 3rd Dec 2018  11:46  by Sandrax2

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A lovely sunny December day.


Not Logged 3rd Jan 2018  14:02  by RBBC

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 16th Apr 2017  08:45  by scotti

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Second visit. This time to take photos.


Good condition 10th Aug 2016  15:46  by malx194

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

so near Dundee and yet so quiet. A bright August start tho v chilly (5C!!) but rain moving in from the west. Lovely day for walking and the blaeberries were plentiful


Good condition 11th Jun 2016  10:15  by Borderer

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tarmac path up from Coldstream Farm. Fields full of cattle and a little unnerving with dozens of eyes following my progress. Unfortunately yet another weekend of mist and drizzle meant no views from the summit.

©Borderer


Slightly damaged 22nd May 2016  07:00  by scotti

Gridref: NO 37723 39975   FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Despite passing by often, finally made it up here. Marilyn no.4 and first jaunt up the Sidlaws. Easy climb from Balkello Woods via Auchterhouse and Balluderon Hills. Trig between fenced off areas, good views to Dundee and mountains despite the surrounding clutter. Up and down quick enough to be abled to head west to climb King's Seat on same morning.

Trig, looking south-east
Craigowl from Balluderon Hill


Slightly damaged 23rd Jul 2015  09:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked at Coldstream then 2km up the tarmac tract to the trig point with fine views.


Good condition 6th Mar 2015  11:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From car park to South ..


Not Logged 3rd Nov 2013  22:38  by Curler

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


Slightly damaged 16th Aug 2013  15:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

The pillar has some slight cracking low-down on its southern side, plus some fading graffiti; also its cap is missing and has not been filled in. Cluttered mast-filled top. Was this once an Iron Age hillfort? There appears to be a surrounding ditch about 50 yards below the summit.


Good condition 21st Apr 2013  15:00  by captainslow

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


Not Logged 16th Feb 2013  18:19  by pricklyangelduo

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

snowy day


Good condition 24th Nov 2012  09:20  by Sandman

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

Boggy ascent from Lumley Den


Good condition 6th Sep 2011  12:37  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

surprisingly steep road. Funny passive-aggressive letter from farmer to BT attached to locks.COWS.




Good condition 17th Jun 2011  16:57  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NO 37697 39991   FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Masts everywhere!

Craigowl The approach.
Craigowl TP, well graffitied
Craigowl Location, no cap.
Craigowl FB


Good condition 24th May 2011  10:24  by g4wsb

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Coldstream parked next to cattle grid, tarmac road all way up. Private road TP has black pait on it.

©g4wsb
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Good condition 22nd Feb 2011  11:00  by swampysean

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

easy tarmac motorway


Good condition 22nd Feb 2011  11:00  by craftinessa

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 20th Feb 2010  11:00  by juankerr

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Spoiled by graffiti

Craigowl Trig


Good condition 20th Dec 2009  09:10  by asbown

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

lost count of the amount of times I have told the daughter I am going to get up early in the morning and bag this trig,the plan this time was to watch the sunrise from the top,abit late for that but I made it none the less,very cold and a snow flurry as I was on the top took away the views but it was a great little walk.also my 1st scottish marilyn. UPDATE 4/01/10. I have been informed by those that know that Arthurs seat is a Marilyn so this is now my 2nd Scottish marilyn.



Slightly damaged 19th May 2009  10:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

tgo challenge 2009: passed the syd scroggie cairn on the way to this


Good condition 1st Jan 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug, painted white, graffitied. On grassy summit, easily accessed although surrounded by 3 comms compounds. The tarmac access road has gained a fancy gate and a somewhat drunken looking stile since my last visit.


Slightly damaged 22nd Aug 2008  13:30  by dmwhite

Gridref: NO 37695 39934   FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Followed the route in the guide:-Dundee Walks by James Carron starting at Balkaello Community Wood. takes in the hill Fort site before climbing to the cairn on Balluderon Hill, erected in the memory of Sid Scroggie, who despite loosing his sight and part of his leg during WW2 pursued a passion for the great outdoors. The masts on Craigowl hill are the next landmark with the trig sandwiched between two compounds, excellent views over Dundee and the Firth of Tay


Slightly damaged 1st Oct 2007  11:15  by daveyboy

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

A hill I had visited many times as part of work on the radio towers but only visited the trig whilst travelling back from Aberdeen after a Munro weekend. Quite an impressive hill with good views over towards Dundee and also up into the Highlands.

S1609 Standing beside the pillar on Craigowl Hill.©daveyboy


Slightly damaged 24th Jul 2007  13:58  by coinea

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 26th May 2005  18:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Spider cap gone, slight crack, white paint


Good condition 28th Jun 2004  13:13  by fasgadh

Gridref: NO 37698 39983   FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Made my ears burn..... Between two mast enclosures and uncomfortable.. Was getting the mother of all "mobile headaches" Just like a traditional Irish cooking hill (Irish marilyn baggers know about microwaves). Away from the masts the views are fine, especially down on to Dundee. Great wildlife on the journey over.. Merlin and an unidentified but exiting hawk. Loads of Curlews on the hill, that was once a drive up.. not now.. you have to slog the tarmac.

Craigowl Metal
Craigowl


Good condition 7th Jun 2004  21:17  by rockwellcm

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

This Trig is between the 2 radio stations,you have to climb the small fence for access

View to the south near the top


Good condition 31st Oct 2003  14:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy walk from Hillside of Preston. Wonderful views spoiled by masts.


Not Logged 4th Nov 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

S1609


Good condition 14th Feb 2002  12:00  by Sandman

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

Very windy

Craigowl Hill - S1609 & Tristan ©Sandman


Not Logged 23rd Dec 2001  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - fine steep hill & view, cluttered summit


Good condition 12th Jun 2000  13:39  by arranc

Gridref: NO 37700 40000   FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Sep 1998  17:46  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisit. Trig pillar in good condition and recently repainted. Spider retained an OS centre plug which has since been stolen. Flush bracket faces northwest. I have been here twice. On both occasions, the fog has been a pea souper. However, the view should be good, you can see this hill from miles around. Photographed 22/09/1998, GRP.

S1609 - Craigowl Pillar & Flush Bracket.


Good condition 4th May 1987  20:39  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S1609  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: The pillar was completed 8th September 1936 costing 12.16s.0d. In 1937 this marker was computed for triangulation as primary station PP353 in figure 3 of the OSGB primary network. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1971. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in October 1981. SITE VISIT: Highest point in the Sidlaw Hills.


Not Logged 15th Jun 1968  13:17  by Chalky

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



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