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TP4032 - Hostaberg
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2173rd with 19 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.43/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Jun 2006
Was Last logged: 4th Jul 2019

Of the 14 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 19m
The average error was 9m
1 was exact

dmwhite dmwhite Clochandighter Clochandighter coinea coinea g4wsb g4wsb Da Lipper Da Lipper martine41 martine41 edfielden edfielden RichardM RichardM jonglew jonglew Hostaberg Hostaberg [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 4th Jul 2019  19:29  by jonglew

Gridref: HU 37028 49223   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Roadside parking (HU 3761 5048). Last day on Shetland, foul weather, windy and rain, cloud down so no views. Pillar has an asphalt plug sealing centre tube; sight holes not noted. Next!

Pillar TP4032©jonglew
Spider TP4032©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4032©jonglew

Good condition 25th Jun 2019  20:45  by vegibagger

FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Late evening fine viewpoint south over the East and West Burra islands

Good condition 8th Jun 2019  11:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: 10603   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cloudy and windy with Colin and Jim.

Good condition 16th May 2018  20:18  by GAnder88

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

Not Logged 19th Feb 2018  11:00  by DavidLees

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


Good condition 2nd Apr 2017  13:06  by Da Lipper

Gridref: HU 37028 49206   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Da Lipper
©Da Lipper

Good condition 18th Apr 2016  14:07  by RichardM

Gridref: HU 37029 49218   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Gentle ascent over peat / heather moorland from road which crosses col to N.(plenty of parking) Fine views, WNW wind gusting 70mph with hail squalls.

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  15:32  by coinea

Gridref: HU 37025 49202   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  15:18  by Clochandighter

Gridref: HU 37025 49201   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd October 1959 costing 73.18s.2d. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/DM/23 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from NNE. Parked in layover by north side of A971, at HU378504. Direct route striking out from high point on road, boggy patches initially, better ground higher up. Russaness Hill. Heather clad moor with peat hags. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~74. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view includes Foula.

10603 - Hostaberg & GRP
10603 - Hostaberg pillar & FB

Good condition 28th May 2015  15:27  by g4wsb

Gridref: HU 37024 49204   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked high point on A971 opp hill of sound, across road up to gate then flattish to trig.


Good condition 26th May 2013  17:15  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Asphalt plug. S of highest point for better view of coast. Bog dodging ascent from N, easy parking at pass.

Montaged by Jon Rouse

Good condition 21st Sep 2012  17:59  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 37029 49217   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A wet walk up a moorland hill from the high point of the road to the north. FB faces ENE; top plugged with tarmac; WSW sighthole open, others plugged. Good visibility in the late afternoon sunshine so nice views of Fitful Head and Fair Isle among others.

10603 - Pillar Looking SSW towards Fitful Head and Fair Isle ©edfielden
10603 - Pillar Looking NE ©edfielden
10603 - Top ©edfielden
10603 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
10603 - Trig pose! Looking SSE ©edfielden
View of Fair Isle Looking SSW ©edfielden
View towards Fitful Head Fugla Ness Lighthouse (TP9644) visible in foreground ©edfielden
View towards Ronas Hill Looking N ©edfielden
Panoramic view SE > SSW > W ©edfielden

Good condition 15th Nov 2011  11:40  by martine41

Gridref: HU 37028 49216   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approached from the same direction as dmwhite on a sunny November day with not too much wind. Fine views in all directions but hazy, probably due to many previous windy days. As a "first", looked round 360 degrees and estimated there were at least 12 other trig points in view at varying distances. I frequently see hares but saw my first fully white one of the coming winter.

Approaching Hostaberg trig from the North
View to the W. from Hostaberg trig to faint and distant Sandness Hill
flush bracket

Good condition 20th Jun 2006  16:30  by dmwhite

Gridref: HU 37028 49197   FB Number: 10603  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked just round bend from Weisdale Hill viewpoint and traversed the gentle rise all the way to the trigpoint which only came into view at the end. The weather that had been sunny at the start had taken a turn for the worse with force 5 winds and very overcast. Good views both northwards and southwards along the west side of Shetland, giving an alternative view from the ubiquitous viewpoint version seen by most.

10603_Pillar Looking Northwards
Looking Westwards Views to the West of the pillar

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