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TP2671 - Culbin
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2479th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.29/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Oct 2004
Was Last logged: 20th Oct 2019

Of the 34 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 223613m
The average error was 22374m
The closest was 2m

Clochandighter Clochandighter moraywalker moraywalker Border Peat Border Peat wrose wrose Allymac Allymac coinea coinea RichardM RichardM lonesome_cowboy_burt lonesome_cowboy_burt Aqueously90 Aqueously90 BigJ BigJ Culbin Culbin [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 20th Oct 2019  15:54  by Border Peat

Gridref: NH 98695 62331   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 6th Aug 2019  08:14  by coinea

Gridref: NH 98697 62338   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Westhill carpark. Followed trail through woods. Unfortunately tower beside trig was cordoned off.

S8723 Culbin

Good condition 13th Apr 2019  12:40  by Moray Mountaineer

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Trig in good conditions and fantastic surroundings in the middle of the woods and next to a sky tower.

Trig Point: Culbin No. S8723

Good condition 10th Apr 2019  12:22  by Cootking

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Would be tricky (homogeneous forest) but main tourist trail runs right past it so dead easy.

Trig bagging collie in Culbin Forest.

Good condition 17th Mar 2019  13:15  by David Bremner

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

'Shinrin-yoku'. I parked up in the Wellhill car park (1.50 for 2 hours) and pretty much followed the well signposted Hill 99 walk to the viewing tower. The pillar is very near to this and has its FB and spider in place although no cap. Still some white paint apparent. No real views from the pillar but good views over the forest canopy from the tower. Don't miss the tree planted by Harold Wilson in 1969!

Good condition 24th Aug 2018  11:00  by fasgadh

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Had a second breakfast here on a bikepacking trip along the Moray Firth south coast. On sandy soil in a well visited spot in pine woods.

Culbin ©fasgadh
Culbin ©fasgadh
Culbin ©fasgadh

Good condition 8th May 2017  12:57  by Portia142

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

Good condition 14th Jan 2017  00:00  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.

Not Logged 25th Dec 2015  14:42  by thejackrustles

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

Ended up here by pure coincidence whilst geocaching on Christmas Day, Merry Christmas everyone!

Good condition 16th Apr 2015  20:06  by RichardM

Gridref: NH 98694 62343   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I started from the very convenient (albeit pay and display) car park at Wellhill. Best to ignore both the OS map and the sketch map on the car park info board and just follow the well signed Hill 99 trail in either direction. Delightful pine forest and sand dunes. Excellent viewing tower close to trig point.

Good condition 16th Feb 2015  12:00  by hhew444

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 6th Dec 2014  12:56  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Been here before trig bagging but back for a photo call and a nice dog walk, great view from the tower, trig well worth a second or third visit!

Culbin Collage

Good condition 8th Nov 2014  12:24  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NH 98697 62348   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Log #56. Quite a nice walk following the Hill 99 trail. Car park charge is 2 for the day. Viewpoint next to the trig is worth a quick visit. Trig is in good condition, although cap is missing. [ExP-54/MiP-0/BM-2]

View SSE from the trig.
The trig itself.

Good condition 21st Oct 2014  10:45  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 98699 62343   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited during the tail end of a hurricane so didn't bother climbing adjoining tower. All the trees were fairly moving!

Good condition 15th Sep 2014  15:25  by tummelv

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

Found on a wander in the Culbin forest trails.

Good condition 12th Sep 2014  14:12  by Downfaller

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

visited during a walk up to the lookout tower.

Good condition 12th Sep 2014  14:12  by nozzer

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Have visited on a couple of occasion but for some strange reason no info logged. this visit was with Downfaller

Good condition 27th Apr 2014  15:17  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: NH 98699 62339   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice walk from the carpark following the "Hill 99" trail through pleasant forestry. Misty views from the tower

Culbin ©lonesome_cowboy_burt

Good condition 1st Oct 2012  15:16  by wrose

Gridref: NH 98707 62318   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A relatively easy visit. parked in the Visitor car park (pay and display) and used the forest trails to reach the pillar. Pillar is in good condition although it has lost its plug and nothing to replace it. Some lovely views from the adjacent viewpoint.

S8723 Culbin Pillar.
S8723 Culbin Flush Bracket.
S8723 Culbin Plug.

Good condition 29th Mar 2012  14:08  by sky high boys

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

What a groovy little place. Nice stroll along the network of paths instead of the dark plantation I was expecting :)

Good condition 21st Jul 2011  12:55  by gerryu2

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

Lovely walk in with the family. Trig is obvious but no real view, except up the tower which is worth it.

Good condition 14th Nov 2009  14:20  by dal

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Delightful walk through the forest.

Good condition 20th Jun 2009  12:00  by iainmac2

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lookout tower nearby.

Good condition 21st Apr 2008  00:00  by gowrie

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

Not Logged 6th Sep 2007  10:00  by moraywalker

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Visited yet again on a regular Culbin route heading North on the way to the sea shore and then East to Findhorn Bay before returning to the car park. Came across work party making "all abilities" track that will go part of the way up the hill to the Trig point. They will also be building a new look out tower close to the Trig and so at last there will be views to see. The work should take about 3 weeks.

Good condition 2nd Aug 2007  17:05  by spidym

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Once again the logged time is an estimate as site has been down for ages. Anyway as usual I have Taken the long way around for this as took ages to get there (was for exercise really) however it was worth it as always. Trees block most views at the Trig

Trig and trees

Good condition 7th Feb 2007  11:10  by moraywalker

Gridref: NH 98694 62330   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Revisted to photograph on a snowy morning

Snowy view South past the pillar
Flush Bracket
The inevitable blue day sack

Good condition 8th Jun 2006  16:28  by Africajim

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice stroll through the Culbin forest. Easy find, middle of footpath.

Trig and FB Nice day for a walk through the forest, noticed lots of big ants in the sand!

Good condition 11th Apr 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug, by sandy track at summit, in fine pinewood, somewhat linear view. A few more tracks than mapped, and signboard at car park gets the layout a bit wrong

Good condition 7th Apr 2006  16:30  by Allymac

Gridref: NH 98705 62325   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Decided to do this one on a whim with Iainmac. Pleasant woodland walk and a nice way to round off an afternoon.

Good condition 7th Apr 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisited with allymac.

S8723 allymac

Good condition 7th Mar 2006  12:00  by moraywalker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Good condition 24th Aug 2005  14:05  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NH 98684 62339   FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th June 1956 costing 50.1s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NJ06/17 in 1956, the final addition to Block NJ06, Nairn. Levelled for height in 1973. Last maintained by the OS in April 1988. SITE VISIT: On a sand dune in a large forest planted to defeat land erosion by the sea. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, but Allen screws still in situ. Flush bracket faces WSW, ~255. NW sighting hole open, others plugged. No views except aspect along fire breaks either side of pillar. The sheer beauty of the place more than makes up for the lack of views. Popular waymarked forest even midweek.

S8723 - Culbin montage

Good condition 7th Oct 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8723  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Revisited to photograph


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