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TP4073 - Huntly Covert
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Huntly CovertNT72/T52NT72T052343444.58623984.42353.6353PILLAR01/06/1957101/03/1956N0

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There are 25 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2231st with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.38/10 (from 24 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th May 1990
Was Last logged: 24th Aug 2019

Of the 24 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

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

coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter Border Peat Border Peat Proper Cheddar Proper Cheddar caroleengel caroleengel wrose wrose Mickandkim Mickandkim BigJ BigJ Huntly Covert Huntly Covert [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

View North
By Nick&Rosie
View South
By Nick&Rosie
View East
By Nick&Rosie
View West
By Nick&Rosie
S7581 Huntly Covert
By wrose
Flush Bracket Huntly Covert near Selkirk
By iainmac
S7581 - Huntly Covert
By Clochandighter
See 17 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 24th Aug 2019  15:59  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Made a pleasant circular route parking at the junction of a couple of tracks on a bend in the road SSW of Hartwoodmyers and following the track that leads to Huntly Covert (the wood, not the TP) and at the crest of the track struck off SE limbo-ing under a fence and picking up a good ATV track that led directly to the TP; then due E and back down the road to the car. Really good views, easy TP, beautiful part of the world.

View North with Rosie & Watson
View East
View South
View West

Good condition 13th Oct 2018  10:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 43445 23984   FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From East over wet grass G2018

Good condition 21st May 2017  17:28  by coinea

Gridref: NT 43445 23980   FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at entrance to Hartwoodmyres Forest. No buttercups yet this year.

S7581 Huntly Covert

Good condition 19th Jun 2016  14:30  by Moira293

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy access - parked on roadside just past entrance to Hartwoodmyres Forest and a short hop across the moor and tiptoe through the buttercups to the trig. Good views to the Eildons and Selkirk Hills.

Trig among the buttercups
Bagged my 40th trig! :D

Good condition 14th Oct 2015  10:19  by wrose

Gridref: NT 43445 23983   FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S7581 Huntly Covert Pillar.
S7581 Huntly Covert Flush Bracket.
S7581 Huntly Covert Plug.

Good condition 12th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 43447 23981   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Sep 2015  14:35  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb location with extensive views Must be one of the easiest Borders trigs to get to - just a short wander across the grassy moorland.

Huntly Covert trig on a wet afternoon ©Analoguesat

Good condition 28th Apr 2015  18:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

What a great location with great all-round views. Lived in the area for 20 years and never ventured along this minor road before. Clear weather after late April snow over the last couple of days. Parked in the forest car park and a short 5 minute walk to the summit.


Good condition 31st Mar 2015  18:04  by Chalky

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap with indented lettering.

Good condition 17th Feb 2015  12:06  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 43446 23991   FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

What a fantastic 360 panorama. Crystal clear weather.

Good condition 10th Oct 2013  16:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar short distance from minor road .. Good views ..

Good condition 5th Aug 2013  17:30  by Jwalker

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fairly easy to reach and nice view of the Eildons in the distance.

Flush Bracket Huntly Covert near Selkirk ©Jwalker

Good condition 26th Jun 2013  11:00  by Haud Forrit

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access from Selkirk - Ashkirk unclassified road. Off road parking.

Huntly Covert A fine June day out with Archie (the Border)

Good condition 13th Jun 2012  15:06  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A detour from the main road for a short afternoon walk. Easy access from pleasant lane across common ground. Very still with the only sounds of skylarks overhead. A distant shower to the south east. A most pleasant spot on a day like today.

Huntly Covert Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Huntly Covert Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman

Good condition 18th Jul 2010  17:45  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 43445 23981   FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

rain again sheep watched our every move

Hi ewe ©Border Peat

Good condition 19th Mar 2010  17:35  by bluebeard

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th Sep 2009  14:41  by Chirpy Chaffinch

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 16th Jul 2009  14:18  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: NT 43445 23982   FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Third of a mile from Borders Abbeys Way across nice moorland/grass. Good views including the Eildons.

Good condition 23rd Jul 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, nice species-rich grassland, unfenced, fine view.

Good condition 21st Feb 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisited to photograph.


Good condition 27th Apr 2005  16:45  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Rough grazing with cows and calves. I nearly tripped over one 2 day old calf, mum was not particularly bothered. Good condition and views, especially towards the hills west of Selkirk.

Huntly Covert View towards The Cheviot.
Huntly Covert Metal

Good condition 21st Aug 2004  12:12  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 43446 23980   FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisit. SITE VISIT: Open grazing moor in nice surroundings. Pillar in very good order. Some erosion to ground around base by livestock. Spider retains original OS centre plug with deep stamped font. Flush bracket faces The Cheviot (ESE). Vented through NE sight hole. The 360 panorama includes: Three Brethren, Harehead Hill, Meigle hill, Buckholm Hill, Greenhill, Eildon Mid Hill, Cheviot, Rubers Law and Carter Bar.

S7581 - Huntly Covert pillar & FB

Good condition 24th Oct 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 12th May 1990  16:21  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 18th June 1953 costing 13.2s.6d. Flush bracket S7581 was levelled for height in 1956. This marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT72/T52 in 1956 and was last maintained by the OS on 23rd November 2000. No photos taken.

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