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TP2929 - Dunsapie Tank
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Unreachable but visible Unreachable but visible
Flush Bracket :
S3016
OSGB36 Station :
NT48/T92
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2929
County :
Lothian Region
Nearest town :
EDINBURGH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Dunsapie TankNT48/T92NT48T092328318.16673513.5091.4403PILLAR01/06/1943101/06/1967N0

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There are 49 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15633rd with 2 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.48/10 (from 63 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st May 1983
Was Last found intact: 3rd Oct 2016
Was Last logged: 18th May 2017

Of the 63 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 60m
The average error was 21m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Unreachable but visible 18th May 2017  16:00  by KevP

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Could see pillar through gates. Was able to zoom in with camcorder to view FB number.


Unreachable but visible 6th May 2017  13:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

With Ladderman.


Good condition 3rd Oct 2016  10:18  by wrose

Gridref: NT 28319 73509   FB Number: S3016  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited by the courtesy of Scottish Water who very kindly brought us here after also giving us access to West Bank Reservoir (S3143). The pillar remains in excellent condition. Great view to the north-east.

S3016 Dunsapie Tank Pillar.
S3016 Dunsapie Tank Pillar.
S3016 Dunsapie Tank Pillar (being 'touched')
S3016 Dunsapie Tank Flush Bracket.
S3016 Dunsapie Tank Plug.


Good condition 3rd Oct 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 28318 73509   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pre-arranged escorted visit thru' Scottish Water - many thanks


Good condition 17th May 2016  18:45  by gerryu2

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

P106. I thought this was going to be a challenge but was quite simple. Waited for a gap in pedestrians and then just ran at wall and up and over. Dropped down. Then into fence with razor wire. Tried a couple of options then found a good entry point in, quick photos and back out. Getting back over wall was a bit more difficult. In and out incl photos 5 mins 17 seconds. No injuries - well a few scratches.






Unreachable but visible 12th May 2016  14:22  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Carried on along the road from the FBM. Viewed the pillar from above through two locked gates. Managed to get a readable photo of the FB by passing my camera through the first gate and zooming

Dunsapie Tank ©lonesome_cowboy_burt


Unreachable but visible 25th Apr 2016  15:17  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Another place where there is need of my double ladder, twice. Frustration!

triggy trig ©vegibagger
triggy trig 2 ©vegibagger


Unreachable but visible 3rd Dec 2015  10:19  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NT 28299 73494   FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Log #246. Too much foot traffic today for any shenanigans, but viewed through outer gate. Looks to be fine, and grass is quite short. Apparently motion sensors, so not sure a FB picture is on the cards any time soon. UPDATE: Of course, Gerry proves me wrong as usual! [ExP-186/MiP-9/Rev-2/BM-14/IS-27/Other-8]

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Unreachable but visible 24th Oct 2015  11:56  by Whats the Point

Gridref: NT 28277 73533   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Outer gate as near as I'm getting today.

Dunsapie Tank


Unreachable but visible 4th May 2015  14:15  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 28295 73496   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

It's just sitting there - all alone - but still loved.


Unreachable but visible 25th Apr 2015  10:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

©Borderer


Unreachable but visible 10th Oct 2014  09:35  by Arran Trigman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

Davina the Duck went quackers when she wasnt able to gain access to this Trig Lol.




Unreachable but visible 21st Apr 2014  10:37  by craftinessa

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 21st Apr 2014  10:37  by swampysean

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10


Unreachable but visible 24th Nov 2013  14:39  by Morecambe Monkey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

After Arthur's Seat. Still trapped behind 2 locked gates.


Unreachable but visible 8th Jun 2013  12:24  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

wall easy enough or gap in gate for slim people. second line of defence not sensibly passable. tall grass in front of FB not readable.

Dunsapie Tank FB obscurred, note razor wire.


Unreachable but visible 1st Mar 2013  22:45  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

location seems different to OS map.


Unreachable but visible 4th Jan 2013  14:50  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

©Sandman


Unreachable but visible 1st Jan 2013  13:29  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Still ringfenced by water board razor wire.

S3016 - Dunsapie Tank aligned with S3012 (Arthurs Seat) taken 1973/74. Photo kindly supplied by David Hext.


Unreachable but visible 30th Nov 2012  15:06  by trigging on an island

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Had binoculars with me but was unable to distinguish the flush bracket number. I blame poor light :).


Unreachable but visible 5th Jun 2012  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Viewed from gate like many others


Unreachable but visible 25th Mar 2012  14:30  by Blackjack

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Walked round Queen's Drive on a beautiful Sunday (no road traffic), and called in here to check it out for myself. FB number readable with binoculars, but no hope of getting any closer.

Dunsapie Tank FB number readable with binoculars©Blackjack
Dunsapie Tank There's a double barrier between me and the pillar


Unreachable but visible 17th Feb 2012  08:30  by sleepwalker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Had another look to see if the defenses could be breached. Not today but I can wait.


Unreachable but visible 2nd Jan 2012  13:29  by descarte1

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Still no access...pillar appears to be in good nick. No change from previous visit.


Unreachable but visible 2nd Jan 2012  13:28  by pog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 28th Nov 2011  15:06  by melch

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


Unreachable but visible 3rd Nov 2011  12:46  by slateloose

Gridref: NT 28300 73500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Two Gates Both Locked, Second gate topped with three rows of razor wire.


Good condition 21st Jan 2011  00:00  by pete37038

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

can get really close but you can't touch it, counts as a find. Pic added

Dunsapie Tank Dunsapie Tank©pete37038


Unreachable but visible 10th Oct 2010  15:15  by MickandKim

Gridref: NT 28318 73514   FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Good view from top of wall or through gate Razor wire fence


Unreachable but visible 5th Oct 2010  12:56  by Chirpy Chaffinch

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Behind a fence..


Unreachable but visible 20th Jun 2010  15:05  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 4th Mar 2010  00:00  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 28300 73500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

viewed from a distance S3016©Border Peat
zoom lens S3016©Border Peat


Unreachable but visible 28th Nov 2009  11:26  by coinea

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Dunsapie tank


Unreachable but visible 29th Oct 2009  16:00  by descarte1

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

As per the majority of previous logs. The gate is accessed via Queen's Drive. The pillar looks in good condition. We should appoint a spokesperson to contact Scottish Water and organise a day-trip with full access!


Unreachable but visible 2nd Sep 2009  12:30  by KLJED

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

Brilliant views over the South East of Edinburgh and down the coastline of the river Forth. Pitty you can not get right up to the Pillar as Scottish Water have two high fences/walls with locked gates preventing access.


Unreachable but visible 5th Aug 2009  13:57  by BeccaKate

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 5th Aug 2009  13:56  by ZanderH

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 5th Aug 2009  13:55  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

No parole as yet.


Unreachable but visible 4th Jul 2009  10:25  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

So close but not reachable.


Unreachable but visible 8th Apr 2009  14:30  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Approached along the park drive, no access to the column but could see it from the gate.


Unreachable but visible 10th Mar 2009  10:25  by MBFace

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Viewed through the fence


Unreachable but visible 26th Dec 2008  14:00  by seanmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

I decided it wasn't worth the effort of scaling the fences


Unreachable but visible 14th Aug 2008  21:11  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

had sons with me so no climbing in order to set a good example


Unreachable but visible 30th Nov 2007  14:30  by SUE-C

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Nov 2007  14:30  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Not much hope of reaching this without a major effort (ladder, commercial cable cutters, being lowered by helicopter etc). Visited after just coming off Arthurs Seat.


Unreachable but visible 4th Oct 2007  12:35  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

Really excessive fortifications... looks good from a short distance.

The Fortifications... hmmm.. handy customer service number ;-)


Unreachable but visible 13th Sep 2007  14:20  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

Midlothian. The grass had just been cut and the groundsmen were busy strimming away nearby but had already relocked the fortified enclosure.


Unreachable but visible 15th Apr 2007  15:12  by andyc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 4/10

Another naughty trig locked up by Jack Aubrey! First fence looks climbable and second layer of triple razor wire is very similar to that at West Bank Resr in East Lothian that I have climbed before (although only with a gash to my leg and trousers). Busy nature of the location on a Sunday afternoon prevented any attempt today though.


Not Logged 22nd Jan 2007  14:37  by campagvelocet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 3/10

peered through the fence at this one. wasn't about to damage anything to get to it given the presence of numerous old ladies, dogs, etc.


Unreachable but visible 19th Aug 2006  12:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

Encountered same security measures as other loggers.Makes you wonder what else is in there.There is more security here than any airport!!



Unreachable but visible 2nd Jan 2006  12:52  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 28318 73514   FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Unreachable, but I've been in there in the past. None of the trig uninformed community will ever be aware of the existence of the Dunsapie Tank trig pillar, just outside Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The pillar is on a block on top of a covered water cistern. There is no public access. It is imprisoned in a walled area with secured gates. Lower parts of the wall have been topped with barbed wire assisted with thorn branch cuttings. In Jan/Feb 2003, an additional security fence topped with 3 courses of razor wire has been erected inside this already secure compound. The site is overlooked by houses and there is even a burglar alarm inside the compound. The pillar is in good condition probably due to lack of public access. The flush bracket is on the west side and can be read through the locked gate with good binoculars when the grass is short. The spider still retains its original plug. 28/05/2005: If somebody doesn't attend to the dense undergrowth soon, it will soon be possible to visit this pillar undetected. Most recent visit (peering thru gates) 2/01/2006.

S3016 - Dunsapie Tank (OSLR.66) Since these photographs were taken, an additional security fence topped with 3 courses of razor wire has been erected inside this already secure compound. Photographed 11th January 2003 when the foundations and cabling for new security arrangements were being installed.
S3016 - Dunsapie Tank Top left and middle: January 2003 whilst work was underway to upgrade security around this covered water cistern. Top right: FB S3016. Bottom left: looking through the outer perimeter gate, the new inner perimeter fence (Feb 2003) with the green supports is topped with three courses of razor wire. Bottom right: the full extent of the security in place complete with locked outer gate, trig still just visible. Joe Public is possibly not to be encouraged to visit this trig pillar.


Unreachable but visible 17th Aug 2005  14:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

When I first visited on 2 March 1998, I decided to wait for a quieter moment to nip over the barbed wire. Alas, I waited too long and it is now totally inaccessible.


Good condition 30th Jan 2005  15:00  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Got it.. Thanks to SaginaNivalis' telescope I was able to read the number.... Only 2 left now in Midlothian. Nasty fence still there. Returning to The Tass to continue the bagger's party.

Dunsapie Tank Number legible with a 'scope.


Good condition 30th Jan 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Top of well-fenced service resr; FB facing gate, vgc, readable with scope not binocs. Subsequently (3/11) returned for a closer look. Metal cap, shallow letters.

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Unreachable but visible 18th Dec 2004  14:15  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 28277 73469   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

A quick visit to the Inn Pinn of Embra trigs. Natty razor wire. Much prefer the Ruardean Hill approach. Had a peek through the fence from the park. Must try and ambush a lawn mowing party in the summer. 27/7/04 Still in its cage. 18/12/04 Still in its cage. Not likely to find mowers right now.


Unreachable but visible 18th Jul 2004  19:20  by Lathama

Gridref: NT 28300 73500   FB Number: S3016  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Having read the logs of this place over the months, no visit to Edinburgh would be complete without tracking it down! It's like a Guantanamo Bay for trig pillars! Got the flush bracket number through the binoculars as the grass wasn't that tall. Can't add anything else, really; it's just a priviledge to have been here!


Unreachable but visible 17th Jun 2004  16:00  by Haggis Hunter

Gridref: NT 28313 73500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 0/10

Couldn't get to it, as it is behind closed gates. From what I could see from the gates it was in good condition.

Trig point within the safety of the fence and gates.


Unreachable but visible 28th May 2004  19:47  by ipeattie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 3/10

Looks in good condition, safe behind its protective fence.

Dunsapie Tank - S3016 Peering over the wall from Holyrood Park.
Dunsapie Tank - S3016 The pillar behind the fence.


Good condition 26th Oct 2003  16:47  by CraigW

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As Clochandighter says, this trig is fenced off so it is impossible to get within 20m of it.

Outer gate The trig is just visible through this gate.
Inner gate Photo taken by holding my camera through the outer gate


Good condition 11th May 2003  14:00  by Isosceles

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Isosceles


Good condition 27th Apr 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3016  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I'd saved this one to be my last trig on Landranger 66. Living in Edinburgh I often do Arthurs Seat so had a very nasty shock to see the new fence around it. Fortunately so new no padlock yet on gate. Over wall to side, through gate and photos taken very quickly.

S3016
S3016
S3016


Good condition 12th Jun 2002  10:20  by sky high boys

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

Used it to callibrate altimeter. Easy climb over wall. Didn't know about this site when I did this so no bracket number noted. No fencing issues at this time!


Good condition 1st May 1983  17:43  by Clochandighter

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

First sighting of this pillar was in 1983. In those days there was only the outer security ring, but this included lots of barbed wire on the perimeter walls much of which is now gone. I first read the FB in 1987 using binoculars when the grass was short. In 1988, the wall to the RHS of the gate was taken down and rebuilt. This was the only time I has able to march straight into this pillar without having to climb over or through something. After the wall was rebuilt, the barbed wire was renewed along the back of it.



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