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TP2679 - Culswick Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Culswick HillHU46/T32HU46T032426647.831145987.42118.2623PILLAR01/06/1961201/06/1961L0

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There are 25 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1995th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.50/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Aug 2001
Was Last logged: 17th Aug 2017

Of the 14 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 14m
The average error was 8m
1 was exact

Clochandighter Clochandighter coinea coinea dmwhite dmwhite g4wsb g4wsb Da Lipper Da Lipper edfielden edfielden martine41 martine41 martine41 martine41 Culswick Hill Culswick Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 17th Aug 2017  10:32  by Da Lipper

Gridref: HU 26647 45977   FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked out the track before heading out over the wet hill. Saw a Scootie Aalan (Artic Skua ) and a hare on the way up. Quite breezy at the summit, had to put a fleece back on, but sweltering when in the shelter of the wind. Could just see the broch from the pillar.

©Da Lipper
©Da Lipper
Culswick broch from the pillar.©Da Lipper

Not Logged 23rd Apr 2016  12:34  by RichardM

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

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  20:50  by coinea

Gridref: HU 26644 45974   FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  20:49  by Clochandighter

Gridref: HU 26643 45973   FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 30th September 1959 costing 55.3s.8d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T32 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked, west side of unclassified road just south of lane at HU272449. Walked lane to just before chapel. Chapel used for regular worship. Up unmapped track just west of chapel for ~150m then beeline NNW across open moor to top. Ward of Culswick. A smooth plateau of shallow heather and occasional boulders makes for easy walking. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces NNE, ~25. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view.

S9544 - Culswick Hill & GRP
S9544 - Culswick Hill pillar & FB

Good condition 2nd May 2015  18:38  by g4wsb

Gridref: HU 26644 45977   FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at bend of road Brigades through gate up to another gate walk to trig


Good condition 4th Jun 2013  18:25  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Metal cap, wide raised letters. Summit area has 3 cairns, one on a large boulder which is the high point. Good views of whimbrel on ascent, one chasing off a four times the size herring gull!

Montaged by Jon Rouse

Good condition 1st Jun 2013  16:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged with Tricky Speirs. Name: Ward of Culswick Hill number: 7083 Height: 119m / 390ft Area: 22: Shetland Islands Class: sHu Grid ref: HU266459 (est) Drop: 92m Col: 27m HU300464

Good condition 20th Sep 2012  18:07  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 26648 45987   FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A relatively easy walk from the road at Culswick past the Methodist Chapel and out onto the peaty moorland. The pillar sits surrounded by a circular arrangement of stones in the ground. FB faces N; all sightholes plugged; metal cap with raised letters. A superb view of Foula from here bathed in the low sunlight, and great views of other areas including Ronas Hill to the north. A really nice way to round off the day! The 'benchmark' that martine41 describes (and which I didn't notice at the time) could be a genuine triangulation mark which predates the pillar, however it does not appear in the OS trig or benchmark databases (see similar confirmed mark at nearby Shoostran (TP5957)). I suspect therefore that it was likely moved when the pillar was constructed (it appears slightly incongruous in the context of the circle of stones) and has assumed a new role as a witness mark for the pillar.

S9544 - Pillar Looking W to Foula ©edfielden
S9544 - Pillar Looking SE ©edfielden
S9544 - Top ©edfielden
S9544 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S9544 - Trig pose! Looking WSW ©edfielden
View SSE Sand Water, Giltarump, Fitful Head ©edfielden

Good condition 23rd Mar 2012  14:25  by martine41

Gridref: HU 26649 45988   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A second visit to this trig point and remembered my camera this time. One photograph shows a detail of one of the the stones that surround the trig in a circular pattern - there seems to be an arrow shape. A bench mark?

The trig point showing circular pattern of stones. The stone with the arrow shape is close to the right hand edge of the trig pillar shadow.
detail of the stone with arrow shape.

Good condition 14th Dec 2011  10:15  by martine41

Gridref: HU 26649 45990   FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from the road leading to the church then followed a track that ran behind it for a short distance before heading NE for the trig. Two hares, one cream white and the other more blue/grey white on the route. Clear visibility and the ground underfoot very good for the time of year.

Good condition 26th Aug 2007  13:40  by dmwhite

Gridref: HU 26644 45976   FB Number: S9544  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at Methodist church and walked a short way along track before striking off right up hill. Easy walk to the top which is barren peat with a few large rocks . Carried on down and around Vivilie Loch to coast and then westwards to Culswick Broch, well worth the detour. Completed walk by track back to church.

Pillar looking Westwards Looking out over Isle of Vaila and on to Foula in the distance.
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Good condition 6th May 2007  14:30  by Swalastova

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

Rough weather for the visit.


Not Logged 8th Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted. FB given as S9544 - Access:from 276457

Not Logged 23rd Aug 2001  05:47  by Chalky

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

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