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TP3911 - Hill Of Towie
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Grampian Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Hill Of TowieNJ45/4NJ45S004338229.80847307.71338.9372PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

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There are 10 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2595th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.30/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Sep 1987
Was Last logged: 11th Jun 2018

Of the 10 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 12m
The average error was 7m
The closest was 4m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Hill of Towie
By vgiorgio
S7444 - Hill Of Towie
By Clochandighter
S7444 - Hill Of Towie
By Clochandighter
By thejackrustles
By iainmac
By iainmac
See 4 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 11th Jun 2018  13:35  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7444   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Dry and grey walk up the wind farm track to bag Knockan then across the minor road to bag Hill of Towie, a P52 Tump and trig.

Good condition 5th Apr 2018  16:26  by vgiorgio

Gridref: NJ 38229 47304   FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hill of Towie

Good condition 12th Aug 2015  08:25  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NJ 38230 47296   FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~217. Vented through NW and SE sight holes. View spans 292 from NE through south to NNW. More blurb to follow.

S7444 - Hill Of Towie & GRP
S7444 - Hill Of Towie pillar & FB

Good condition 28th May 2015  12:52  by BigJ

Gridref: NJ 38236 47310   FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

With Nozzer.

Good condition 28th May 2015  12:47  by nozzer

Gridref: NJ 38229 47300   FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Followed the Jackrustles route in a good route

Good condition 8th Feb 2015  12:00  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Really surprised it's been nearly ten years since this one has been visited and a how much has changed since the last visit. Both sides of the hillside on either side of the road are now covered in wind turbines, the plus point being a very easy track to Turbine 21 and then 200m across the heather for an easy bag.

Trig with windfarm in the background
Hill of Towie Collage ©thejackrustles
Hill of Towie Selfie ©thejackrustles

Good condition 25th Jun 2006  14:56  by Africajim

FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Hard slog over deep heather, not for the faint hearted! Good views but new plantation of trees are blocking Moray Firth.

Good condition 12th Apr 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, heather summit, decent view, heavy going from W

Good condition 29th Jan 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

One for lovers of bog trotting and heather bashing.


Good condition 21st Sep 1987  16:56  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7444  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited to record FB number. The pillar was completed 10th May 1953 costing 19.7s.0d. Later in 1953 this marker was computed for triangulation as secondary station NJ45/4 in the Elgin block. The flush bracket was levelled for height also in 1953. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in July 1973. Heather clad top.

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