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TP4317 - Lady Cairn
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Strathclyde Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Lady CairnNS83/T26NS83T026297490.17617768.54522.4273PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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There are 22 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3257th with 35 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.06/10 (from 17 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th Nov 2004
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 19th Aug 2018

Of the 17 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 6m
The average error was 3m
1 was exact

Elvanfoot Elvanfoot Clochandighter Clochandighter caroleengel caroleengel CJO CJO wrose wrose Mickandkim Mickandkim coinea coinea descarte1 descarte1 Lady Cairn Lady Cairn [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Damaged 19th Aug 2018  14:54  by CJO

Gridref: NS 97490 17767   FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

spider missing. hoops remain. otherwise good condition. clouds clipping hilltops

Damaged 11th Jun 2017  15:08  by dal

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Spider gone. Nice break in my journey north.

Damaged 9th May 2017  18:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Made my way up from the end of the forestry track to the west. The plantation is completely felled to the north of the track giving good views down the Clyde Valley and lots of noise from the M74. Pillar unchanged. At the summit thought about counting the visible turbines but thought better of it.

Lady Cairn fly-past ©Borderer

Damaged 1st May 2017  15:37  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Logged as YSM104 Lady Cairn. From gate took steep track up, very mossy and slippy in places onto wind farm tracks up to mast. Then had to climb wall and barbed wire and as usual made a real meal of it, back via the same route. Totally and utterly shattered now, probably won't be able to walk tomorrow ;-) Last YOSM of the trip and probably the last found it before the logging changes, thanks so much outforthehunt for some great trips away bagging these. I'll still bag them as write note so please please please don't archive it as it gives us all a really good hunt.

YOSM Baggers at Lady Cairn ©thejackrustles
Lady Cairn collage

Damaged 14th Mar 2017  15:20  by Moacky

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Up forest roads from near mini roundabout. Turbines being well exercised today!

Damaged 14th Aug 2016  12:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked at the gate just north of the wee roundabout and followed the forestry track all the way to the masts. Trig was just round the back, over a stone wall. View of sooo many turbines!

Lady Cairn ©monkeydestructor

Damaged 10th Feb 2016  14:38  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Fourth YSM of the day. Approached through the forest, which is currently being harvested, from the northern most gate and then a sharp turn right up the hill. Thought I might have taken the wrong track but after emerging from the trees it was a half mile up left to the trig. Lots of windmills to be seen from here, I couldn't be bothered to count but the reasoning round here seems to be if there's a hill "lets build windmills on it". The view from the top must have been fine once upon a time, no longer I'm afraid.

A plague of windmills

Damaged 26th Sep 2014  11:18  by wrose

Gridref: NS 97494 17764   FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there in the condition previously described.

S6125 Lady Cairn Pillar.
S6125 Lady Cairn Flush Bracket.
S6125 Lady Cairn Plug.

Damaged 28th Jul 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 97493 17764   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 10th Mar 2013  12:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 97490 17769   FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy route up from plaque on bridge Lots of windfarms now in view in between blizards

Damaged 21st Dec 2012  14:41  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 97491 17769   FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Spider has now been removed by persons unknown. Very clean removal job. FB faces southeast-ish with only the north-west-ish sighthole open. Superb 360 degree views from the top. Accessed from the farm gate at NS957181. Follow the mapped track for about 200m, then take a right up the wind turbine road. Follow the metalled roads to the top. Steep!

Top with Removed Spider Spider now removed from Lady Cairn pillar
View north from Lady Cairn Turbine-tastic from Lady Cairn©descarte1

Damaged 10th Feb 2007  10:50  by coinea

Gridref: NS 97493 17767   FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

S6125 Lady Cairn

Damaged 10th Feb 2007  10:49  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 97491 17763   FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Pillar completed 13th July 1950, cost 36.13s.3d. Tertiary station in Block NS83, Lanark. Top surface of pillar completely gone. Would have been opening cracks due to frost before parting altogether. Spider was still secure and OS cap with deep indented lettering was present. FB faces SE. Back sighting hole open, others plugged. Snow coverage on day of visit, and still snowing. Photographed 10/02/2007, GRP.

S6125 - Lady Cairn montage(GRP)
S6125 - Lady Cairn & GRP.
S6125 - Lady Cairn the damaged top surface
S6125 - Lady Cairn local surroundings

Damaged 5th Apr 2006  15:19  by SlainteJimmy

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

Nice view across to the Lead Hills. Visited whilst working at the base of the mast.

Damaged 20th Nov 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10


Damaged 24th Apr 2005  14:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Top inch removed cleanly, leaving spider exposed

Damaged 13th Nov 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6125  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

metal cap deep letters, screed gone & spider exposed (vandalism? altho other nearby pillars have damaged top screeds), pillar otherwise sound - Access:circuit from end of road to N - Hill:heather hill, nice view, mast

S6125 fb ©peregrinus
S6125 top damaged ©peregrinus
S6125 trig & mast ©peregrinus

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