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TP2584 - Creuch Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Creuch HillNS29/T34NS29T034226553.23668577.54441.6553PILLAR01/06/1952201/06/1951N1Replaced by bolt 02/88
Creuch HillNS29/T34NS29T034226553.23668577.540.0003BOLT01/06/195100Bolt in rock under cairn

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There are 10 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3653rd with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.93/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Jun 1996
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 26th May 2018

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

All were within 94m
The average error was 21m
The closest was 1m

arranc arranc Wildfell Wildfell SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy Aqueously90 Aqueously90 descarte1 descarte1 Clochandighter Clochandighter Creuch Hill Creuch Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Aqueously90
By Aqueously90
By Aqueously90
the remains of the trig
S5014 - Creuch Hill (remains of)
By Clochandighter
See 5 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Remains 26th May 2018  13:09  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NS 26555 68575   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Log #483. Parked almost directly to west, then walked back along the road to the bridge. Cut straight up the hill towards Garvock Hill which I'd assumed was bag-able (it's not), then heading across the bealach to Creuch Hill. Scattered remains of trig, including centre tube, and cairn had been obliterated. Beelined west back to the car. [ExP-324/MiP-38/Rev-6/BM-39/IS-50/Other-26]


Not Logged 12th May 2018  10:14  by Wildfell

Gridref: NS 26551 68574   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

the remains of the trig ©Wildfell

Remains 11th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

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

Remains 18th Jun 2017  11:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Remains  Score: 6/10

Parked near Rottenburn Bridge on a misty morning. Did Creuch Hill followed by Knockdal Ring then on to North Burnt Hill as the mist lifted. Wet feet most of the way. No views from this top today while the sun shone on the rest of Scotland.

Remains 1st Apr 2013  18:08  by coinea

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

Scored it for the fabulous views, not for the trig remains!

Remains 1st Apr 2013  18:04  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 26563 68568   FB Number: S5014  Condition: Remains  Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from WNW. Parked east side of public road SW of Rottenburn Bridge at NS248688. Crossed bridge, jumped ditch then climbed due east to high point on fenceline turning SSE to summit. Although the pillar has been destroyed, many pieces of trig concrete, a couple of angle iron, sight pipes and the centre pipe are still lying at the summit. Full 360 panoramic view from top.

S5014 - Creuch Hill (remains of) & GRP

Damaged 11th Jun 2011  13:37  by andyc

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

Climb up from SW dominated by powerlines but rewarded by fine views at the summit. Definitely one for the mooted new "Remains" category.

Damaged 26th Jun 2010  11:54  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 26553 68577   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Exploded pillar! A few decent sized chunks of pillar left along with the centre tube, one sighthole tube and a couple of bits of angle iron. Had a bit of a dig around but couldn't locate the surface block with bolt and the swarms of flies were annoying me! Good views along the Firth of Clyde plus visibility to the Knock, Murdieston, Dunrod, Corlick, Banks etc....tussocky slog from the roadside parking at the WNW. Could be very miserable underfoot if wet. Heathery slog for the last 500m. Heavy going.

Damaged 16th Jan 2010  15:29  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 26557 68569   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

About half of the pillar is still making its own strange wee cairn of broken bits, the central tube is badky rusted through exposure but no sign of cap, spider or flush bracket. It must have had those shaved side edges making it slightly octagonal. A proper squelch all the tussocky way up from the WSW off-road parking. Glacial stream was breaking over the bridge by the sheepfolds. I was denied a surely spectacular view by misty low clouds rolling in - Corlick, Murdieston, Dunrod, Bloodmoss and The Knock with the Clyde and hills beyond peeped through at times with a frozen Loch Thom in the foreground. Up to my knees in some of the hidden waterways - but happy to finally bag the last of my nearest 20 trigs! :D

Creuch Hill Trig Pillar ...deconstructed.

Remains 16th May 2009  07:52  by GM7something

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

Damaged 5th Feb 2007  16:10  by campagvelocet

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

I wouldn't call this missing. The remains are clearly those of a pillar. Good views.

Damaged 26th Dec 2006  10:00  by peregrinus

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

NOT missing according to my definition ... Centre tube, reinforcement bars and a few chunks of concrete. Heather summit, dampish tussocky approach from WNW. Didn't look for Bolt- didn't know :-(

S5014 remains ©peregrinus
S5014 centre tube ©peregrinus
S5014 chunks ©peregrinus

Remains 20th May 2006  12:15  by agentmancuso

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

Remains slightly more scattered now, and wooden post has disappeared at some point in the last decade. Not so much damaged as exploded.

Damaged 24th Mar 2003  13:30  by arranc

Gridref: NS 26500 68500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Remains 26th Jun 1996  17:35  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5014  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

First visit. HISTORY: Pillar completed 15th October 1948. FB no S5014. Levelled for height in 1951. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS29/T34 in 1952. The pillar started crumbling 17/05/1968 and was repaired 20/07/1971. It was badly cracked again 12/03/1979 and started crumbling 30/09/1986. It was finally demolished 20/11/1987 and converted to a bolt in rock under the cairn in February 1988. Information kindly supplied by OS. SITE VISIT: All that remains of the triangulation pillar at this 441m summit is a heap of broken remains and a sight tube. This photograph taken 26th June 1996 [GRP] shows all that remained of the triangulation pillar at the 441m summit.

The remains. A very sorry state of affairs.

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