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TP4187 - Kilchatton Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Kilchatton HillNS04/12NS04S012209800.09654756.21157.5812PILLAR01/06/1956201/06/1956N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 551st with 18 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.19/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th May 2002
Was Last logged: 16th May 2018

Of the 26 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 11m
The average error was 6m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 16th May 2018  16:14  by plet56

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

Good condition 30th Aug 2017  10:07  by jonglew

Gridref: NS 09801 54759   FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Penultimate Bute trig. Direct route up from the road via an alley between houses at NS 1012 5507. Bit of a bracken-fest and quite steep on the upper stages. Pillar in reasonable condition but for some screed missing from one top corner. Top cap has gone, asphalt replacement; RHS and LHS sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4187©jonglew
Spider TP4187©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4187©jonglew

Good condition 27th Aug 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 09806 54751   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Path starts as a grassy track to side of "Springwell" - NS101551. Don't miss KG to east side of wall at NS101550 for good path all the way. (There is a feint path thru' the wood but this soon deteriorates - avoid)

Good condition 28th Nov 2016  12:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on the B881 then used the West Island Way to gain height before a couple of fences to climb to bag the Kilchatton Hill trig and Suide Chatain summit

Good condition 3rd Jul 2016  12:45  by Borderer

FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Steep and wet climb through the bracken from Kilchatton Bay. Decent 360 degree views.


Slightly damaged 25th Apr 2014  12:38  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8319  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Some pleasant walking here in dry conditions. Nice lofty view over the bay. Slight bit of damage noted to the top of the pillar.

Good condition 29th Oct 2013  12:36  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Sep 2013  15:00  by fasgadh

FB Number: S8359  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Visited on the loop around the southern end of Bute. There were some very good views today in bright weather.

Suidhe Chatain ©fasgadh
Suidhe Chatain ©fasgadh
Summit, Suidhe Chatain ©fasgadh
Suidhe Chatain The summit from the south.©fasgadh

Good condition 21st Jun 2013  11:00  by fergie

Gridref: NS 09790 54750   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Suidhe Chatain, Kichattan Bay. Small detour whilst doing the West Island Way. Great views

Detour on the West Island Way

Good condition 15th Jun 2013  12:00  by Johnoneill1916

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

Slight deviation from West Island Way for this one. Views very limited due to rain but could see our next stop - The pub at Kingarth :)

Good condition 31st May 2013  17:14  by g4wsb

Gridref: NS 09802 54753   FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 17th Feb 2013  14:00  by RichTea

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

Not Logged 4th Dec 2012  00:00  by joeythecat

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

Good condition 11th Aug 2012  12:31  by coinea

Gridref: NS 09805 54748   FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Followed West Island Way from St Blane's Hill

Good condition 11th Aug 2012  12:26  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 09805 54752   FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition with minor lost to part of surface on top. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~211. Vented through NW & SE sight holes. Silhouettte of pillar bolt viewable, not photographed. 360 view from top.

S8319 - Kilchatton Hill & GRP

Slightly damaged 8th Jul 2011  11:30  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 09800 54756   FB Number: S8319  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Good condition pillar with some minor damage to the top on one corner. FB faces south-west-ish with the north-west-ish hole open only. Cap missing with an asphalt plug present. Extraordinarily spectacular views today! Very fine steep hill ascended from Kilchattan Bay. There's a timber garage with a motorhome on the Plan Road with hidden steps going between them. This path is a nice route up, brackeny but clear. Steep though!

Kilchattan Hill Top Screed Damage Kilchattan Hill Top Screed Damage

Good condition 13th Apr 2011  11:03  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I'm sure the views are good, but we didn't see them on this very overcast and wet day. Bute has quite a few trigpoints (8 I think) and I only managed one so will have to return.

Becky at Suidhe Chatain (Kilchatton Hill) very overcast©Skerryvore

Good condition 12th Apr 2009  15:47  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NS 09806 54749   FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Concrete cap.

Kilchatton Hill The summit.
Kilchatton Hill Flush bracket.

Good condition 11th May 2007  12:44  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Easy diversion from the West Island Way. A fine position even in overcast cast conditions.

Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 24th Dec 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8319  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Top screed slightly damaged, asphalt plug, fine hill & view. A possible SubMarilyn, good excuse for a day on Bute. Great little island.

Not Logged 12th Jul 2005  06:46  by Chalky

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

Good condition 3rd Apr 2005  13:00  by Haggis Hunter

Gridref: NS 09806 54749   FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walk here from St. Blanes with Firth of Forth, Roolku & Pharisee, bit of a boggy walk

Pharisee, HH, Roolku & FoF ©Haggis Hunter

Good condition 3rd Apr 2005  13:00  by Firth of Forth

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

After the Scottish Geocachers Event on Bute geohike, HH, Roolku, Pharisee and I bagged this trig on our way back to Kilchattan. Syperb views even on a worsening afternoon. The we hotfooted it down the hill to catch the ferry back to the mainland.

Haggis Hunter and Pharisee at the trigpoint ©Firth of Forth

Good condition 3rd Apr 2005  13:00  by pharisee

Gridref: NS 09804 54751   FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

As FoF and Haggis Hunter have said, we bagged this one at the end of the Geohike around the southern end of the Island. Started to rain as we arrived but not enough to matter. The pillar is in generally good condition but the centre plug has been replaced with a cement fill. Views very good but would have been exceptional on a bright, clear day.

The Edinburgh Cache Gang... not looking at the camera! ©pharisee
The view north over Kilchatton Bay ©pharisee

Good condition 30th May 2002  11:37  by Cootking

FB Number: S8319  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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