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TP2905 - Duncansby Head
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S6678
OSGB36 Station :
ND25/21
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2905
County :
Highland Region
Nearest town :
JOHN OGROATS

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Duncansby HeadND25/21ND25S021340528.44973269.8063.5112PILLAR01/06/1952101/09/1955N0

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There are 74 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 576th with 6 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.13/10 (from 96 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th May 1985
Was Last logged: 31st Dec 2019

Of the 96 logged visits,
23 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 200012m
The average error was 8716m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 31st Dec 2019  12:55  by Mickandkim

Gridref: ND 40528 73270   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great view and short walk


Good condition 16th Oct 2019  12:30  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First of 9 today in sad effort to colour in red the top right corner of my Profile Map! The view of The Stacks is certainly impressive.

View North
View East
View South With Rosie
View West


Good condition 13th Jul 2019  11:22  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ND 40533 73260   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parking at the car park, then up to pillar, all looks in good condition, the off the cliffs for a sceptical of Fulmars, Kittiewake, Guiliemots, Razorbills and a few Puffins, great views of the sea stacks too.


Good condition 17th Jun 2019  16:05  by asbown

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Looks like the weather getting moody.


Good condition 17th Jun 2019  12:15  by DanTrig

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

Nice easy walk to the trig from road, great views today of the Orkneys and along the coast, walked along to Duncansby stacks afterwards, then it started raining so headed back to the car, bagged Warth Hill trig pillar before and Dunnet Head trig pillar after along with 4 FBMs that day.


Good condition 16th Jun 2019  09:48  by Delta68

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged this trigpoint while visiting Duncansby Head


Good condition 14th Jun 2019  14:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked further along from the pillar to get a better view of the Stacks Of Duncansby which are sensational. Full clear views today.


Good condition 7th May 2019  08:04  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 20th Apr 2019  14:03  by fitzydan

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

great views from here

The flush bracket
The Trig pillar


Good condition 1st Sep 2018  18:29  by Islap1k1

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


Not Logged 25th Jul 2018  08:33  by Oelig

Gridref: ND 40528 73270   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 23rd Jul 2018  13:20  by jamiekeighley

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

Plenty of parking, brilliant day for it, warm and sunny with a cool breeze. Beautiful views.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 2nd Jul 2018  16:19  by BigJ

Gridref: ND 40532 73268   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A bit busy for me but still a stunning location. With Nozzer.

©BigJ


Good condition 2nd Jul 2018  16:14  by nozzer

Gridref: ND 40521 73265   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy bag up from CP, Great views


Good condition 1st Jun 2018  12:41  by Sandrax2

FB Number: S6943  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited while walking the last section of the John O'Groats Trail/Land's End to John O'Groats Walk. A pity the Sea Haar was in, as it restricted our views.

©Sandrax2


Good condition 14th May 2018  09:30  by beckroad

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fantastic views of the stacks to the south. The superb weather conditions added to the interest of this trig point.


Good condition 3rd May 2018  12:18  by Triggers

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

©Triggers


Good condition 22nd Apr 2018  18:50  by seanmac

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 2nd Sep 2017  11:00  by thekirkiepirate

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


Damaged 25th Aug 2017  13:02  by The Peak Plodders

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

great views today. busy too.


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2017  13:00  by Teasel

Gridref: ND 40523 73258   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 1st Aug 2017  14:25  by David Bremner

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

Easy find near Duncansby Head car park. Lovely views from around this area.


Not Logged 14th Jul 2017  14:05  by Wildfell

Gridref: ND 40527 73267   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Jun 2017  00:00  by fergie

Gridref: ND 40520 73260   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A grand spot, reasonably quiet

Duncansby Head Lovely spot with Duncansby stacks
Duncansby Head


Good condition 12th Jun 2017  16:00  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited when geocaching nearby. No plug. Good views.


Good condition 8th May 2017  10:30  by Loz&Bib

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

Walked up from the lighthouse


Good condition 4th Oct 2016  10:05  by MBFace

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Another glorious day!

Duncansby Head 1
Duncansby Head 2 Trig point plus Duncansby Stacks


Good condition 25th Sep 2016  15:01  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Easy find and almost a drive by! Mr TJR was going to take rest and leave me to it but then he noticed the nearby ROC station and couldn't resist a look, sadly not open!

Duncansby Head and view ©thejackrustles
Mrs TJR at Duncansby Head ©thejackrustles
Duncansby Head collage
Duncansby Head spider ©thejackrustles


Good condition 13th Jul 2016  11:02  by walkergeoff

Gridref: ND 40468 73338   FB Number: S4678  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great place.


Good condition 29th Jun 2016  17:02  by Silver Trigger

Gridref: ND 40500 73300   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Superb view

Duncansby Head Locals oblivious to the view.


Not Logged 23rd Jun 2016  19:26  by tummelv

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

Easy walk up from the carpark for this one and was soon touching the trig pillar. Great views over to the Duncansby Stacks.


Good condition 23rd Jun 2016  00:03  by billygunn

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Found whilst Geocaching.


Good condition 7th May 2016  14:05  by Two Twitchers

Gridref: ND 40527 73257   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Also Visiting nearby Geocache on a beutifully sunny day

The Trigpoint. Duncansby Stacks in the background
The Flush bracket


Good condition 21st Apr 2016  12:36  by The Eagle Has Landed

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I found this one while on my way to do a nearby Earthcache. Terrific views from this pillar.


Not Logged 29th Mar 2016  18:00  by alanw

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Mar 2016  12:42  by alanw

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Wonderful short walk from Groats. Blue skies.


Good condition 14th Oct 2015  13:24  by hhew444

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 21st Aug 2015  15:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Grey, windy and then began to rain.


Good condition 19th Aug 2015  19:21  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I'm sure the views are good from here. It was so foggy today we couldn't even see the sea from the cliff tops.


Not Logged 3rd Aug 2015  12:26  by meandmymum

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 16th May 2015  18:15  by g4wsb

Gridref: ND 40526 73275   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy from lighthouse car park also bunker.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 16th Aug 2014  10:39  by Aqueously90

Gridref: ND 40527 73272   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Log #22. Parked at public car park to the north, dodging sheep on the way up to the lighthouse. Trig is perched on a slight hill, in easy view of the car park. Amazing views along the cliffs. [ExP-22/MiP-0/BM-0]

FB ©Aqueously90
View to the south. ©Aqueously90


Good condition 3rd Jul 2014  10:55  by Zomblou

Gridref: ND 40500 73200   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Z@Duncansby Head ©Zomblou


Good condition 8th Jun 2014  09:01  by sky high boys

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Simply fantastic on such a beautiful morning.


Good condition 25th May 2014  19:30  by Akayess

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©Akayess


Good condition 17th May 2014  17:50  by peebs

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


Not Logged 28th Dec 2013  09:52  by jrcking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

This is the most northerly trig point I've bagged so far!


Not Logged 2nd Oct 2013  09:26  by pat29

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

Pat29 on tour


Good condition 20th Sep 2013  14:11  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 15th Aug 2013  16:00  by RandomPrecision

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


Good condition 9th Aug 2013  09:27  by senrabyar

Gridref: ND 40529 73258   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Jul 2013  20:26  by Clochandighter

Gridref: ND 40528 73258   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th September 1951 costing 14.4s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station ND25/21 within the Wick block in 1952. Levelled for height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in June 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Free public car park on clifftop at ND405733. Short walk southwards up to trig. Reaching here means that I have now bagged all the trig pillars on the east coast of mainland Scotland. Public open space next to ROC bunker. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces north, ~351. Vented through south sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view from top.

S6678 - Duncansby Head pillar & GRP
S6678 - Duncansby Head pillar & FB


Good condition 17th Jun 2013  13:26  by Jwalker

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely location on beautiful coastline with view over to Duncansby Head Stacks.

Duncansby Head Flush Bracket
Me at Duncansby Head Trig Point Duncansby Head Stacks can be seen in the background where the mist is rolling in.


Good condition 17th Jun 2013  13:22  by coinea

Gridref: ND 40530 73256   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice spot. Stacks of Duncansby very impressive.


Slightly damaged 10th May 2013  14:00  by baskerville bogtrotters

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Some paint has been splashed across the identification plate making it difficult to read. Otherwise some splendid views on a rather splendid afternoon.


Good condition 6th Oct 2012  11:42  by gerryu2

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

Great views, a lighthouse, a geocache and a trig. Pretty sure this was the one that had the old ROC bunker beside it.


Good condition 16th Aug 2012  11:45  by wavydale

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Picked a good day, excellant weather when other parts of the country were having bucket loads of rain

Bracket


Good condition 22nd Jul 2012  00:59  by pete37038

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

cant miss this one


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  11:00  by fitzsimons

Gridref: NO 40528 73258   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

height from GPS 63m, GPS accuracy 2m. 12 satellites


Good condition 27th May 2012  16:28  by g4wsb

Gridref: ND 40527 73259   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 22nd Jul 2011  17:30  by DesG

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited while touring Scotland.

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Good condition 22nd Jun 2011  14:40  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: ND 40529 73258   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great spot. Excellent views and lots of birds.


Good condition 11th Jun 2011  15:22  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: ND 40527 73254   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

South open with cap missing, good condition and smashing views from this easy access trig - fave view was South to the sea-stacks.

Duncansby Head ..smashing sea-stacks to south.


Good condition 16th May 2011  17:40  by lejogger

Gridref: ND 40500 73200   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

End of the line


Good condition 24th Apr 2011  17:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP2905


Not Logged 26th Feb 2011  00:00  by The QCs

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

We continued our geocaching drive round Caithness. We picked up the EarthCache here as well as photographing this trig.


Good condition 11th Sep 2010  18:35  by edfielden

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited in the evening sunshine straight after returning to the mainland on the ferry from Orkney. Beautiful location, stunning sea stacks to the south, views to Orkneys and Dunnet Head to the north-west and west respectively. Plug missing, otherwise in good condition. Unfortunately I neglected to check GPS at trig so am unable to offer a position. Stopped afterwards at the (highly recommended) Schoolhouse Restaurant just before reaching the main road in John o Groats.

S6678 - The pillar Glinting in the evening sunlight ©edfielden
S6678 - View S Sea stacks ©edfielden
S6678 - Top of pillar ©edfielden
S6678 - Trig pose! ©edfielden
S6678 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S6678 - View W to Dunnet Head ©edfielden


Good condition 1st Sep 2010  14:25  by Lone Walker

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely spot - why anyone would want to visit JOG when they could come here instead is beyond me. A remote spot, with views across to fantastic sea stacks and a short grassy track if you want a closer look at them. Good condition, plug missing, concrete plinth.


Slightly damaged 25th Jul 2010  17:00  by Maple Leaf

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Came for the earthcache before catching the ferry to Orkney. Saw loads of puffins.

Duncansby Head ©Maple Leaf


Good condition 12th Jul 2010  10:24  by fasgadh

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Beside a ROC bunker. Worth taking a trip around the Head in a RIB, big caves.

Duncansby Head ROC post and trig.©fasgadh
Duncansby Head ©fasgadh
Duncansby Head Well fingered FB©fasgadh
Duncansby Head ©fasgadh


Good condition 2nd Jul 2010  09:30  by Lathama

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

What a magnificent morning. Spectacular views in every direction. Missing plug but a lot of white paint still in evidence. S sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base exposed about 12" all round. Great spot!


Good condition 14th May 2010  12:00  by jonglew

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited en-route from staying at the hostel at Tongue and driving to our next hostel at Balintraid House on the Cromarty Firth. John O'Groats had to be stopped at and also Duncansby Head, although didn't take any details of the trig as it was our pre-trig days.


Good condition 15th Sep 2009  00:13  by aussierules

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On tour! Walk to stacks.


Good condition 23rd Jul 2009  11:28  by B.bird

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Came up to look at the Stacks and spotted the Trig, forgot I had seen it on the map earlier.

Trig & Stacks


Good condition 12th Jul 2009  15:50  by Late starter

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Disappointed to be visiting Duncansby Head on such a wet day - we were meeting Discovery Travel customers who had walked End to End! Lots of puffins around and the coastline and stacks were magnificent. Plug missing.


Good condition 9th May 2009  16:49  by andyc

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nipped up to admire the views after climbing Morven in the Morning en route to Scrabster ferry.


Good condition 11th Apr 2009  13:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

No cap or plug.


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2007  17:30  by jochta

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Love the view of the stacks from here. Right next to an open ROC observation post if you fancy a climb down into the dark damp interior. Plug missing.

Pillar and FB
Top of pillar Showing missing plug


Good condition 23rd Sep 2006  10:05  by Drumlin

Gridref: ND 40500 73300   FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 3rd Sep 2006  20:20  by Jonathan Russell

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

FB


Good condition 22nd Aug 2006  18:00  by Razz

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely sunny day so visibility was good. Had a nice cliff top walk to Stacks of Duncansby. Much more interesting than John O'Groats!


Not Logged 7th Aug 2006  11:00  by HighlandNick

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


Good condition 28th Jun 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug. beside car park. No view: the haar beat me to it this time.


Good condition 13th May 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A revisit.

S6678
S6678
S6678


Good condition 7th Apr 2006  13:40  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Caithness. An ambition fulfilled in getting here. The views are excellent over the coastline with the Stacks of Duncansby in one direction and the Orkney Islands in the other. The plug is missing.


Not Logged 12th Jan 2006  11:26  by joeythecat

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

Duncansby Head


Good condition 27th Jul 2005  22:00  by Paul & Ros

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

©Paul & Ros


Damaged 30th Jul 2004  13:05  by tiddles

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Duncansby trig point ©tiddles


Good condition 26th Apr 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Sea mist - could hardly see the lighthouse. Didnt notice any damage.

S6678
S6678
S6678


Slightly damaged 17th Aug 2003  17:51  by discjirm

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

A lovely view from here; it is well worth visiting.

Duncasby Head trig point. Duncasby Head trig point.©discjirm
Duncasby Head trig point. Duncasby Head trig point.©discjirm


Good condition 18th Jun 2003  12:00  by Jonathan Russell

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

Plug missing.


Good condition 18th Jun 2003  12:00  by jonathanrussell

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

©jonathanrussell


Not Logged 19th Apr 2003  15:38  by Naefearjustbeer

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

My GPS says N 58 38.595 W 003 01.581 . Once again I forgot to look for the OS number. Brilliant views in every direction ;-)


Slightly damaged 21st Jun 1998  18:00  by Allymac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Impressive sea views though Orkney was hidden in mist.


Good condition 1st Jul 1996  20:45  by jack68331

FB Number: S6678  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 27th May 1985  14:00  by Bridgeman

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

Short walk to view Stacks of Duncansby.



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