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TP4176 - Kettla Ness
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Kettla NessHU46/DM/30HU46S030DIS435142.491129253.0848.4632PILLAR01/06/1961201/06/1961L0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 173rd with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 7.75/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st May 2005
Was Last logged: 9th Jun 2019

Of the 16 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 13m
The average error was 9m
The closest was 1m

South Havra Windmill Centre South Havra Windmill Centre g4wsb g4wsb coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter dmwhite dmwhite Da Lipper Da Lipper edfielden edfielden jonglew jonglew Kettla Ness Kettla Ness [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 9th Jun 2019  14:10  by dugswell2

FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A great walk out from Duncansclett with Colin Crawford.

Good condition 7th Jun 2019  13:39  by jonglew

Gridref: HU 35143 29255   FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Duncansclett. Lovely walk out over good ground and in perfect weather. The vanessa pillar sits within a small enclosure. An original centre cap is retained, raised lettering. Extensive views, mainly sea-scapes.

Pillar in enclosure TP4176©jonglew
Pillar TP4176©jonglew
Spider TP4176©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4176©jonglew

Good condition 29th May 2019  10:48  by vegibagger

FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In an hours window before boat to Foula from Hamnavoe. Delightful walk above sand spot and sandy Bay, walk over summit of TuMP then on to the pillar North round two Lochans then return life level on East Side.

Good condition 2nd May 2019  11:54  by bobandjenny

FB Number: 1051  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition 10th Sep 2018  11:49  by bobandjenny

FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Sunny and breezy day.

Good condition 2nd Sep 2016  14:15  by plet56

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

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  09:56  by coinea

Gridref: HU 35139 29240   FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  09:53  by Clochandighter

Gridref: HU 35140 29240   FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th July 1959, cost not on record. Computed by distomat survey as secondary triangulation station HU46/30 within the Shetlands block during 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from northeast. Public parking at HU367309, Duncansclett. Route under foot is via track and path as mapped for the first half mile and thereafter is near direct beeline to the trig across pasture. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces ENE, ~70 All sight holes buried. Full 360 panoramic view includes Foula and Fair Isle. The sights and sounds of many seabirds are to be enjoyed along the route including the occasional dive bombing bonxie.

10510 - Kettla Ness & GRP
10510 - Kettla Ness pillar & FB

Good condition 25th May 2015  08:42  by g4wsb

Gridref: HU 35137 29241   FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Drove to end of road parking bays, down track to buildings to stile in right corner of field then down up to trig great views of cliffs.


Good condition 4th Jun 2013  11:10  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Metal cap, wide raised letters. Followed W coast to trig. Gorgeous peninsula even on a grey day.

Montaged by Jon Rouse

Good condition 20th Oct 2012  16:12  by Da Lipper

Gridref: HU 35141 29241   FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First round pillar i have found. Been around Kettla Ness a few times on the mountain bike but decided to walk this time. Nice scenery on the West coast. Good clear day, could see Foula and Fair Isle.

Pillar with Foula in background©Da Lipper
Pillar in crub©Da Lipper

Good condition 15th Sep 2012  16:50  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 35143 29252   FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I parked at the road end at Duncansclett from where it is a deceptively long walk first along a beautiful ayre round Banna Minn, over farmland and then slightly soggy moorland. A beautifully wild place and the wind was easily gale force when I reached the pillar, the low stone wall surrounding the pillar on three sides providing only minimal shelter! Cylindrical pillar; FB faces ENE; all sightholes below ground level; original top with raised letters. Rabbits have made their home under the ground just by the pillar - I hope they're not nibbling the OS concrete from below! Clearly visible from here is South Havra Windmill (TP10401).

10510 - Pillar Looking S; South Havra and Little Havra in middle background; Fitful Head in far background ©edfielden
10510 - Pillar Looking NW to The Heugg ©edfielden
10510 - Top ©edfielden
10510 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
10510 - Trig pose! Looking NW ©edfielden
Banna Minn Panorama from W>N>E from HU 3637 3046 ©edfielden
Sleeping seal in Banna Minn ©edfielden

Good condition 25th Aug 2011  18:43  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I began this walk on the opposite side of Shetland Mainland at Easter Quarff. After an awesome cross country hike from Wester Quarff I then made my way onto West Burra, following the road across the island Trondra first. By the time I reached Kettla Ness to the south it was early evening. Once I had visited the superb cylindrical trig I then sat on the cliff tops a while watching fishermen checking their creels below. Id already pitched my tent back at Banna Minn and that night I enjoyed a truly beautiful red sunset over the mouth of the bay.

Sunset at Banna Minn

Good condition 9th Jan 2011  14:05  by martine41

FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not a day to hang around with a strong WNW wind, possibly gusting gale force. Snow covered Foula just visible at times to the west and other views to the east and NW also with snow on the hills. Temperature 3C but felt colder due to wind chill.

Kettla Ness View NW

Good condition 6th Sep 2009  11:30  by dmwhite

Gridref: HU 35140 29241   FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Gentle Sunday walk with fine views. Walked up via The Ward and on up to the pillar. Continued round the coast line back to Papil taking in the derelict crofts at Gossigarth and Minn.

View North View looking Northwards
View East View looking Eastwards
ViewSouth View looking Southwards
View West View looking Westwards
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Piller Pillar with The Heugg cliffs in background

Good condition 31st May 2005  13:10  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: 10510  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Round concrete pillar inside square stone enclosure. Wonderful walk and superb views - both Foula and Fair Isle visible.

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