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TP4175 - Kessock Ord
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Kessock OrdNH54/16NH54S016265985.76848585.99163.6772PILLAR01/06/1955201/06/1956N0

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There are 40 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4711th with 52 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.68/10 (from 44 logged visits)
Was First logged: 10th Aug 2003
Was Last logged: 13th Dec 2018

Of the 44 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 86m
The average error was 14m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Flush bracket S7760
By Tyke
Top plate

By Sandrax2
Mr TJR at Kessock Ord
Trees, lots of.
By Aqueously90
See 34 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Dec 2018  14:00  by Tyke

Gridref: NH 65986 48585   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Nice walk from Ord Hill car park. the paths are well way marked and interesting with views of the Firth and Inverness. Wild life seen today, red squirrels, cross bills, red kites, buzzards, roe deer.

Flush bracket S7760 ©Tyke
Top plate ©Tyke
View Showing a little erosion round the base.

Good condition 23rd May 2018  09:34  by Sandrax2

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

Logged while walking the John o’Groats Trail. Day 1. Inverness to Evanton.

Good condition 15th Apr 2018  17:29  by Downfaller

Gridref: NH 65984 48574   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice easy log on a cracking spring day. Parked in the forestry carpark to the NW and had a really pleasant walk up to the old fort remains. picked up the trig whilst doing as a mini circular stroll. All metal work intact apart from the plug removed and now remains of an asphalt cap around the perimeter. Back in the day guessing the view would have been stunning across the water. Dropped down the south side of the hill to take in the views across the bridge and out over Inverness. Done with nozzer.

Good condition 8th Apr 2018  09:26  by jonglew

Gridref: NH 65987 48588   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From parking area N of the A9 and SW of the trig - perhaps not the best way to attack it from, but certainly an interesting one. Once the main path is reached it's straightforward. Pillar sits approx 30m SE side of the track. Top cap missing and just the residue of an asphalt plug. Front and RHS sight holes open. Woodland, no views.

Pillar TP4175©jonglew
Spider TP4175©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4175©jonglew

Good condition 8th Apr 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NH 65988 48574   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking up track at NH657487 - Jon Glew preferred the longer, lower, poorly pathed start from the south for some reason

Good condition 14th Oct 2017  12:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Convenient car park nearby, and a quick short pleasant walk up through the woods, where I found the pillar with open cap and two s/h's open. No views from here, but you're compensated by a beautiful piece of woodland.

Good condition 18th Feb 2017  10:04  by Cycles

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

Good condition 4th Feb 2017  08:50  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in the Forestry car park and followed the trail up to the trig. Could just about make out a view between the trees.

YSM292 Kessock Ord ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 15th Aug 2016  17:00  by Foinavon

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

Nice woodland trig but no views.

Kessock Ord ©Foinavon

Good condition 11th Jul 2016  17:10  by dal

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 10th Jul 2016  06:01  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NH 65986 48588   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy walk to trigpoint

©We TRye hard

Good condition 27th May 2016  07:15  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

revisit for Hump summit which I'd forgotten I'd already been to! Nice gentle start to holiday weekend

Good condition 7th May 2016  13:15  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: NH 65900 48587   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy walk from car park. Lots of trees

Good condition 7th Apr 2016  12:15  by Sealf4

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

Very easy to find straight up from the car park . Went on to hill fort. No views due to woods.

Good condition 28th Mar 2016  14:00  by gladstone8

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Steep climb in a woodland that is being developed for use.

Good condition 11th Mar 2016  17:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Planning a long weekend of long walks but an injured knee meant short hobbles to handy pillars. Parked about 200 metres from the pillar and followed the track straight to the trig which still took nearly 20 minutes for the return trip.


Good condition 17th Jan 2016  14:30  by tummelv

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

Found whilst getting the geocache beside it.

Baseplate ©tummelv

Good condition 14th Jan 2016  00:00  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.

Good condition 9th Oct 2015  16:27  by CJO

Gridref: NH 65987 48570   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Remains of asphalt cap. No views. Nice pine woodland. No photos

Good condition 23rd Aug 2015  19:33  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Followed the track up from the parking area to the north. Nothing to see on the way to or at the trig due to the trees. Hot day!!!

Good condition 4th May 2015  09:55  by orlando rat

Gridref: NH 65986 48586   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trees, trees everywhere.

Kessock Ord

Good condition 13th Dec 2014  11:09  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Really enjoyed the walk to this and the snow made it just that bit better, Charlie liked it too!

Mr TJR at Kessock Ord ©thejackrustles
Mrs TJR at Kessock Ord ©thejackrustles
Kessock Ord Collage ©thejackrustles

Good condition 18th Nov 2014  15:39  by BigJ

Gridref: NH 65986 48582   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Nov 2014  15:36  by nozzer

Gridref: NH 65989 48576   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited it with Big J, no views

Good condition 13th Sep 2014  18:47  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NH 65983 48589   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Log #41. Last trig of the day, meaning that I have logged all 14 Black Isle trigs. Heading towards Drumsmittal from the A9, take the first right (think it's signposted for Craigbreck). There is parking available halfway up the hill, then it's a simple walk SE to the trig. It's located on a slight rocky mound, and the cap is missing. Not a surprise really, considering there are orienteering posts all over the place. Base is fairly exposed, but trig is otherwise intact. No view really, but if you head NE to the fort, there are some better ones towards the Kessock bridge and Longman. [ExP-41/MiP-0/BM-0]

Open cap. ©Aqueously90
Trees, lots of.

Good condition 20th Jun 2014  07:28  by fitzydan

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found on the way up to Ullapool for a weekend in the West Highlands. The YOSM geocache has visited this Trig so seemed a convenient place to stop off to break the journey up a bit.

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar

Good condition 5th Apr 2014  19:42  by hhew444

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

Good condition 22nd Mar 2014  15:00  by aussierules

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

No view from the trig. No far from the Inverness Cally Thistle FC ground!

Half man, half trig point

Good condition 15th Jan 2014  12:18  by gerryu2

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

Great walk through the woods and orienteering course and followed different tracks to get to the trig which has a geocache at it.

Not Logged 1st Sep 2013  17:16  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

Good condition 21st Feb 2012  14:05  by sky high boys

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Aye pity about the lack of views from the trig. Much better along by the fort and down a bit. Nice wee wood tho, feel like returning to investigate further.

Honest, thats it....

Good condition 22nd Jul 2011  10:20  by DesG

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited while touring Scotland. Also logged as YSM292

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG

Good condition 18th Apr 2009  14:48  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short stop en route for Ullapool.Walk up from public car park off A9 through wood to pillar.Excellent view of Kessock Bridge,Moray Firth and Caley Thistle Football Ground from viewpoint a little further down.

Good condition 9th Feb 2008  12:50  by dmwhite

Gridref: NH 65980 48580   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Top cover still missing, enjoyable walk up through the forest, no views from trigpoint but surrounding trees make a change from expansive views.

Woodland trig Quiet reflection in the middle of a forest

Good condition 30th Dec 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, broken asphalt plug; rocky knoll in fine open pinewood. From SW, picnic area: maze of paths but found OK with rough bearing and a bit of instinct. Continued to Yeaman summit (191m) which has a pine-framed view of Wyvis.

Good condition 29th Nov 2007  12:11  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Idyllic setting atop a rocky crag, trees gently creaking in the wind with the midday sun glimpsing through the glade… who needs views with this magical scene? So beautiful that it appears to have attracted an orienteering post!

Magical setting... ...complete with Goblin :-)

Good condition 18th Mar 2007  12:00  by cbot

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

Good condition 20th Aug 2006  10:45  by Razz

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Not on the highest point of Ord Hill but easily found. Shame the view of Inverness was obscured by the trees.

Good condition 31st May 2005  20:35  by spidym

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lovely views heading up the path looking over moray firth and the kessock bridge itself. Trig in good condition although spider plug missing.=)

Good condition 16th Mar 2005  15:10  by Allymac

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Agree with comments below: a beautiful wood but shame the summit view is spoiled as it would have been amazing. Pillar sits proudly atop a volcanic outcrop and is easy to spot from the woodland path.

Pillar and FB
The view from 20m below the summit

Good condition 3rd Dec 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisited to photograph.


Good condition 9th Sep 2004  13:15  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NH 65987 48568   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Coniferous wood. In agreement with Richard, what makes up for the lack of a view is the sheer beauty of the place. A lot of recent gorse felling on the direct route up from the A9. Trig pillar built 29th October 1953. Secondary station is Block NH54 Inverness, with line of sight to nowhere nowadays. Pillar in very good condition. Asphalt plug in spider has been broken and the centre hole is filled with pine cones. RHS & front sighting holes open, others plugged. Flush bracket faces NNW. Access is easy with paths to summit. Photographed 9/09/2004, GRP.

S7760 - Kessock Ord Montage

Good condition 30th Jul 2004  17:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NH 65969 48575   FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In a scots pine wood so no views, but a lovely wood. Concrete plug replacement damaged. Near a permanant orienteering course control, and on the descent I found a map. This got me into trouble as it sugested an alternative way down which is now rendered impassable by gorse. Struggled though.

Kessock Ord Metal
Kessock Ord
Kessock Ord

Good condition 10th Aug 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7760  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


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