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TP3652 - Harten Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Harten HillNS83/T23NS83T023291938.75626729.21376.4283PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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There are 15 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3269th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.05/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Aug 1992
Was Last logged: 12th Jun 2017

Of the 21 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 7m
The average error was 3m
2 were exact

coinea coinea MickandKim MickandKim Clochandighter Clochandighter caroleengel caroleengel arranc arranc descarte1 descarte1 Harten Hill Harten Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


S6140 Harten Hill.
By coinea

Forside Hill
Forside Hill
S6140 - Harten Hill
By Clochandighter
By iainmac
See 7 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 12th Jun 2017  15:27  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good hills for walking here but the presence of the M74 is impossible to escape.

Not Logged 18th Apr 2017  17:10  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Forside Hill on OS map

Good condition 9th Oct 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 91944 26724   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Jul 2016  10:25  by Rupertal

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

Good condition 16th Jul 2016  11:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked quickly up Forside Hill from the parking space to the south, briefly chased by five frolicsome heifers to reach the pillar where my t-shirt was absolutely no protection from the chilling breeze. It had seemed summery at the roadside. All good (cold) exercise, and a fine place to be after driving a longish distance. Pillar remains well, with its cap in place & indented lettering, and one sight-hole open.

Good condition 26th May 2015  17:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy walk up from the minor road to the south with good parking. Nice views shame about the noise from the A74.


Good condition 16th Mar 2014  13:45  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Metal cap, deep letters. Revisit, en route back from Roberton Law with Chalky, RichTea and Adrian Rayner.

Good condition 29th Jun 2013  16:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spider centre cap with indented lettering.

Good condition 4th May 2012  15:54  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 91941 26731   FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition pillar atop Forside HIll (not Harten Hill). Accessed from the south and just came straight up the hill. FB faces S-ish with N-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views all round despite the low position (relative to its neighbours). Nice to see Dungavel Hill East in profile (that I'd just previously climbed). Nice big cut pivot in front of the flush bracket on the ground (see coinea's photo).

Good condition 27th Mar 2012  13:42  by coinea

Gridref: NS 91940 26724   FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Glorious day. Easy walk up from layby.

S6140 Harten Hill.

Good condition 13th Jan 2012  11:20  by Sandman

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


Good condition 27th Dec 2011  14:30  by MickandKim

Gridref: NS 91939 26729   FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at gate for steep climb straight up to trig Our 800th Pillar Well done Kim x

Good condition 28th Aug 2011  15:02  by fasgadh

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up from the south, a short easy walk. Dominated by the motorway.

Forside Hill ©fasgadh
Forside Hill ©fasgadh
Forside Hill ©fasgadh

Good condition 21st Mar 2011  08:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parking to south...25 minutes up & down on sunny morning on summit at 08:15. TB tested at Maidencots in 2004. Foreside Hill is true name for this HuMP with good view to M74.

Good condition 26th Feb 2011  12:15  by arranc

Gridref: NS 91942 26727   FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

parked at junction of track with narrow road due south from column. motorway din detracts from site

Good condition 14th Jan 2009  11:45  by Fester

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

Pillar in good nick with plug still intact.Parked in small layby at NS 919260 and had a pleasant wander to the summit.

Good condition 19th Sep 2007  13:18  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 91939 26729   FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS reading. This hill is called Forside Hill, Harten Hill is 1km to the east. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Parking in layby on unclassified road at NS919260. Initial route parallel to motoray until first track then follow west side fenceline then out over open hill. Spacious grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS cap with deep indented lettering. Flush bracket faces south ~175. Vented through north facing sight hole, others plugged. Grazing top with views to Common Hill, Tinto, Dungavel Hill East, Tewsgill Hill, Ravengill Dod, Green Lowther.

S6140 - Harten Hill pillar & FB

Good condition 16th Aug 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 19th Mar 2005  16:30  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Familiar landmark on the A74.

Good condition 13th Nov 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, rough grass/heather summit

S6140 fb ©peregrinus
S6140 top ©peregrinus
S6140 trig ©peregrinus
S6140 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 26th Aug 1992  11:21  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S6140  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number. Pillar completed 1st June 1950 costing 19.19s.2d. In 1950 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NS83/T23 in the Lanark secondary block. Flush bracket S6140 was levelled for height also in 1950. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in June 1978. This hill is called Forside Hill, Harten Hill is 1km to the east. There was a large fawn coloured animal running loose up here, too far away to identify, but too big to be a labrador - not a deer either. I was wary. OS Spider plug with stamped lettering still in situ.

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