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TP2725 - Dalmahoy Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Dalmahoy HillNT18/T9NT18T009313537.73666936.24246.4643PILLAR01/06/1947101/05/1957N0

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There are 30 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1299th with 21 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.76/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 3rd Jun 1984
Was Last logged: 2nd Nov 2018

Of the 29 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 9m
The average error was 5m
The closest was 4m

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Slightly damaged 2nd Nov 2018  12:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Fine viewpoint. Could see all three Forth Bridges in the sparkling sunlight. No change to pillar since jonglew's visit. Just one sight-hole open.

Slightly damaged 10th Oct 2018  15:29  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 13538 66941   FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Standing on a nice outcrop above the plain, easy access. Top of the pillar is a bit care-worn and there's a hair fracture running horizontally around the pillar a little above the FB. Original centre cap has gone, replaced with an asphalt plug; sight holes not noted, but photographs show front and LHS are sealed. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2725©jonglew
Spider TP2725©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2725©jonglew

Good condition 30th Jun 2018  20:32  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

second last of the Edinburgh TuMPs with only Kaimes Hill next door with the narrow neck of land next to quarry cliff edge

Slightly damaged 7th Oct 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 13541 66932   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked to west on access road at NT131670. ENE on track to path south just inside quarry gates at NT133671. Good grassy path continues to trig from NT134667

Slightly damaged 12th Aug 2017  17:08  by lr

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged 4th Aug 2016  17:05  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 13541 66932   FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Revisit for photographs and GPS reading. Approached from west. Parked in makeshift layby to NW side of quarry approach road, NT131670. Followed path south alongside boundary wall to bealach and then NE up ridge to summit. Hill used for grazing. Pillar in fair condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 151. Vented through NW sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view includes: Hill of Beath, Benarty Hill, West Lomond, East Lomond, Clatto Hill, Largo Law, Kellie Law, Corstorphine Hill, St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, Tolbooth Parish Church Spire, Riccarton, Arthurs Seat, Wester Craiglockhart Hill, Blackford Hill, Skid Hill, Braid Hills, Traprain Law, Allermuir Hill, Scald Law, West Cairn Hill, Corston Hill, Ballencrieff Hill, Cocklerue Hill, Binny Craig, Ben Ledi, Dumyat, Ben Vorlich, Ben Cleugh, Knock Hill, Dumglow.

S2697 - Dalmahoy Hill, Midlothian & self
S2697 - Dalmahoy Hill pillar & FB

Slightly damaged 5th May 2016  16:57  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 13538 66940   FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Mostly good condition pillar atop Dalmahoy Hill. A crack runs round the pillar about 1/3 from the base. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing but asphalt plug present. Nice walk up from A70 via signposted footpath.

Slightly damaged 12th Aug 2015  11:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked on the unclassified road south of the A70 and followed the signed path avoiding the cattle which were congregated at the roadside gate.


Good condition 22nd Jul 2015  17:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in gateway beside ROW on A70 then followed path to pillar avoiding cows ..

Good condition 15th Feb 2015  15:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked to the north on the quarry road,path alongside wall to col and then summit ridge to trig then to back east end of hill before going to bag Kaimes Hill and complete the 23 TUMPs of Edinburgh. .

Slightly damaged 15th Feb 2014  11:29  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

A couple of nice little hills here: the rain, the murky view and the quarry were a pity.

Slightly damaged 29th Nov 2012  14:25  by Haggis Hunter

Gridref: NT 13540 66930   FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Crack around the centre of the pillar, otherwise in good condition.


Good condition 21st Feb 2012  12:06  by coinea

Gridref: NT 13537 66931   FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Came from east, good track round rim of quarry. Map says "Quarry disused" certainly plenty activity in it today.

S2697 Dalmahoy Hill.

Not Logged 20th Jan 2012  11:32  by Chookie Hen

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Great wee hill although can be breezy on top

Good condition 17th Dec 2009  13:39  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NT 13541 66933   FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Cap missing with all sights open. In good condition sat upon an impressive wee crag with remainders of dykes or walls poking through the snow. Shared with sheep, even in this weather.

Dalmahoy Hill ..wonderful in this weather. :D

Slightly damaged 8th Mar 2008  09:38  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 13538 66927   FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Access now straightforward from Kaimes Hill track. Parking just down minor road opposite this. Surface horizontal crack 2/5 of the way up. Suddenly got very windy at top - crazy hailstones back on the M8 shortly after.

S2697 Dalmahoy Hill

Good condition 22nd Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, asphalt plug. Great little hill, rock & grass summit, v nice views. Good path from S.

Good condition 13th Mar 2007  17:35  by andyc

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely spot despite the quarrying. Parked on the A70 and braved the bog.

Good condition 4th Oct 2006  10:34  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Managed to get the parked in a small lay-by on the A70. Walked over through a swampy area to the bottom of the hill then straight up. Nice views but plenty noise from adjacent working quarry.

Dalmahoy Hill Pillar and flush bracket.

Not Logged 6th Jul 2006  15:30  by Sandman

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

Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2006  16:26  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Fourth visit. Open grazing top. Pillar in fair conditon but without paint (see my photo in 1984 log). Spider centre plugged with tarmac. FB faces southeast. Back sighting hole open, others plugged.

S2697 - Dalmahoy Hill pillar & FB
S2697 to Edinburgh Castle
S2697 to Arthurs Seat
S2697 to Allermuir Hill
S2697 to Scald Law
S2697 to West Cairn Hill

Good condition 13th May 2004  14:15  by sky high boys

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access from the south skirting the boggy ground to the west, hopping a gate and a wall on the way. Some good climbing here but the quarry makes it difficult and not a little unpleasant.

Trig & Views ©sky high boys

Good condition 28th Apr 2004  10:20  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 13538 66930   FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fine viewpoint on striking, albein heavily quarried hill. Kaimes Quarry landfill is now filled and landscaped. I went in from the A70 through the marsh. Not hard, but wet feet mandatory. Nearly tripped over a fox. Saw deer in here as well. Only cloud on the horizon was generated by the quarry. Smelly dusty thing, but an impressive hole. Enjoyed the view on a clear morning.

Dalmahoy Hill A pathetic excuse for a train in the background.
Dalmahoy Hill View towards Edinburgh
Dalmahoy Hill Metal

Good condition 25th Apr 2004  13:24  by ipeattie

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Had no problem with access. Took the track from the A70 towards Kaimes Hill, then on to Dalmahoy Hill. Had to hop a couple of gates and a dry stone wall. Pillar in good condition, but missing the spider cap. I can confirm FB number is S2697.

Dalmahoy Hill - S2697 Approaching the summit.
Dalmahoy Hill - S2697 At the top.
Dalmahoy Hill - S2697 The pillar.
Dalmahoy Hill - S2697 The flush bracket.

Good condition 11th Jan 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I have this one down as S2687 but will trust Graeme rather than my reading of number. I parked at 134659 then followed track other side of A70 - path all the way.


Slightly damaged 27th Feb 2002  15:00  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Third visit. The pillar has a horizontal crack across the middle of it and is now devoid of paint. Spider centre plugged with coarse cement. Flush bracket is on the southeast face of the pillar. Dalmahoy Hill is on the western outskirts of Edinburgh, nearly 9 miles from the city centre. Access to this hill is not easy. There are quarries to the north and east, a landfill site to the west and the land to the south is very boggy. A right of way leaves the A70 at NT151665 and is probably the best approach. Take care whilst walking round the quarry edges to east end of the hill.

S2697 - Dalmahoy Hill Pillar & FB.

Good condition 11th Nov 1993  12:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Boggy access from S. Splendid view of Fife, Embra and Pentlands.

Good condition 11th Aug 1984  15:05  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second visit. For photographs. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tarmac. FB faces SE. Back sighting hole open, others plugged. Still painted white in those days.

S2697 - Dalmahoy Hill painted white 11/08/1984.
S2697 - Dalmahoy Hill pillar & FB in 1984

Good condition 3rd Jun 1984  16:47  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S2697  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th September 1939 costing 4.12s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT18/T9 within the Dunfermline secondary block during 1947. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision tertiary standards in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in April 1970. OS Benchmark Locator (online archive) gives the mark type as 'cut mark' in error. SITE VISIT: Views to Edinburgh tops and Pentland Hills. No photos taken.

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