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TP2934 - Dunvegan Head
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Dunvegan HeadNG24/46NG24S046115828.20854947.97313.6392PILLAR01/06/1957201/06/1957N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6th with 2 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 8.65/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Jun 2000
Was Last found intact: 21st May 2019
Was Last logged: 4th Jun 2019

Of the 20 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 55m
The average error was 16m
1 was exact

Waterfall Waterfall arranc arranc Clochandighter Clochandighter Quadbarrel Quadbarrel milivaig man milivaig man fasgadh fasgadh Dunvegan Head Dunvegan Head [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 4th Jun 2019  15:25  by NormanW

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

Slightly damaged 21st May 2019  11:33  by Morecambe Monkey

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Out & back from road end at Gatrigill. Had a very close encounter with the resident Golden Eagle. Fantastic experience.Stunning views as you would expect given the location.

Slightly damaged 5th Jul 2018  15:23  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NG 15834 54935   FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th April 1957 costing 51.14s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NG24/46 within the Skye block during 1957. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in April 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked on edge of large road end turning area at NG181546, Galtrigill. Followed westbound farm track and continued on same course keeping south of Galtrigal Burn until NG169545. After crossing the burn, it is a linear rise to the clifftop grazing summit beyond which there is a 1029 ft drop to the sea. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with embossed large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces southeast, compass measurement 127. All sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360 paroramic view includes Blaven, Bruach Na Frithe, Healaval Beg, Waterstein Head, Beinn Mhor, Eaval, Roneval Harris, Clisham, Ben Geary, Beinn Edra, Beinn Bhreac.

S9357 - Dunvegan Head & self
S9357 - Dunvegan Head pillar & FB

Slightly damaged 27th Apr 2018  15:40  by greenbell

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

A surprisingly hard trample from barbed wire and strangely positioned stile and then another walk to a cliff top Marilyn. White Tailed Sea Eagle comes to investigate a helicopter and then a glorious display out to Neist Point - don't know whether to cry or laugh. Some dramatic little cloud formations on parts of the Hebrides and around the Quirang - blazing sun for us.

The hill

Good condition 23rd May 2017  06:44  by vegibagger

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

can't walk down the other side of this hill ....there's no other side. one metre from the trig one can lie on the machair and look down 1029ft to the ocean!!

trig location ©vegibagger
trig close up ©vegibagger
top and out to sea ©vegibagger
view down the cliffs 1029ft down to ocean but this grassy platform a mere 250ft above the waves©vegibagger

Slightly damaged 12th Nov 2016  12:40  by Ham Mathieson

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Paint almost completely gone, crack around trig with 3 sight holes open. Every trig I've so far visited on Skye have outstanding views and this trig is no exception. Lucky with the weather, rain blowing in and out but missed us - very atmospheric.

©Ham Mathieson
©Ham Mathieson

Slightly damaged 25th Jun 2016  15:16  by painterman61

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Followed route as in the new trigpointing book on the isle of skye.Route a bit dangerous at the start as its quoted as a family walk but as you follow the fence up from the river you are only feet from a 30 metre drop into a ravine!Its then a moorland tramp to an amazing sky cliff with a 1200 ft drop to the atlantic views to the outer islands as well.Trig has crack round the middle and has cap continued walk around dunvegan head and back to car.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
islands ©painterman61

Slightly damaged 31st May 2015  11:30  by andyc

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Spectacular location makes up for boggy route to pillar.

Not Logged 23rd Apr 2015  12:00  by ger

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

Slightly damaged 13th Oct 2013  08:15  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: NG 15829 54947   FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Ran to this one from Glendale via Scoval, Ben Ettow and Ben Skriaig. Hard going once off the track at Scoval, but well worth it to see the sun rise over the Cuillin Hills, and superb views to the Outer Hebrides with hardly a cloud in the Skye. Tremendous.

Flush Bracket
Circular Plate
Sun over the Cuillin Hills
Looking towards Milovaig
Lovely and clear to the Outer Hebrides
My route!

Not Logged 8th Apr 2013  08:48  by deeta9

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

Not Logged 13th May 2008  00:00  by Sprog

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

Slightly damaged 10th May 2008  12:16  by arranc

Gridref: NG 15800 54900   FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

absolutely blooming marvellous!

Slightly damaged 26th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

horizontal crack/ construction joint at half height, also at base level. Perched at summit of superb clifftop. Last time in rain, this time in morning sunshine, via the Yeaman Ben Skriaig. Path of sorts leads back to the No Parking parking area at roadhead.

Slightly damaged 7th Feb 2007  11:30  by milivaig man

Gridref: NG 15828 54948   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

This was a nice walk on a frosty day. The sky was cloudless and the visibility could not have been better. I will download some photos later.

Slightly damaged 17th Mar 2006  19:10  by grianaig

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

A deep crack all round just above half height. Plugs missing. Otherwise well. Views are amazing - a disproportionate reward for a gentle climb.

The Trig
Looking Down At least from as far over as I was prepared to get to!
The Flush Bracket

Good condition 12th May 2003  12:33  by fasgadh

Gridref: NG 15838 54942   FB Number: S9357  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

The hill is known as Biod an Athair. At the road end we could see two trigs, only one was an eagle. (the eagle, a sea eagle popped by while we were at the top) Another 11, as the hill falls directly into the Minch so some amazing views across to the Uists from the 300m cliff top. Walked back towards Dunvegan Head and then across the boggy moor. A must visit on any trip to Skye.

Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2002  10:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S9357  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

From Galtrigill on dry morning, took in Ben Skriaig on way there....GR8 viewpoint today.

Not Logged 30th Aug 2000  14:00  by Chalky

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

Not Logged 12th Jun 2000  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - dramatic seacliff summit, pleasant moorland tramp

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