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TP4318 - Lady Isle
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Lady IsleNS44/12NS44S012227534.63629340.576.0962PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked 11th (more).
Has a mean score of 8.60/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Sep 2000
Was Last logged: 8th Apr 2017

Of the 15 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 7m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

Lady Isle Aux Lady Isle Aux descarte1 descarte1 edfielden edfielden caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter jonglew jonglew Lady Isle Lady Isle [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 8th Apr 2017  11:20  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very enjoyable half day boat trip visiting just a couple of low lying islands, but with lots of laughs along the way and calm waters and fine views back to the mainland.

Good condition 8th Apr 2017  11:19  by jonglew

Gridref: NS 27537 29344   FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Small low-lying island 4km WSW of Troon in Firth of Clyde. Group visit on Black Magic from Largs in near perfect conditions. Island larger than anticpated with lighthouse and old beacon as well as the pillar and an unfound OS surface block close by (6-7m distant) - one wonders the rationale for that. Pillar is a seabird perch, the expected muck obscuring what seems to be an original top cap, lettering not inspected! Sight holes not checked although my photos shown left and right holes open with front plug degrading.

Pillar TP4318©jonglew
Spider TP4318©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4318©jonglew

Good condition 8th Apr 2017  11:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Sunny bag after boat trip from Largs.

Good condition 8th Apr 2017  11:01  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

a natural 9 for this Summit ..but upped as my first day out with both Families this year.. Bagger-Buddies and Bears! ;-) ..beautiful rib-day out - kudos to Doug (y) Good condition, cap 'covered' with guano but reachable ;-) ..3 sights open.. snail hogging the centre! ..twas Fun! :D

Lady Isle ..Triggin onna Island never grows old! :D
Lady Isle Centre unsurprising resident mollusc. :D

Good condition 8th Apr 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 27540 29336   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Thanks Doug for organising the trip

Good condition 14th Aug 2016  11:07  by plet56

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

A paddle out from South Beach (further than it looks!). Didn't stay for long as the stink from the seagulls was a bit much and I didn't want to get stranded by the falling tide.

Unreachable but visible 28th Apr 2013  15:25  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

With binoculars from TP8334. The pillar is visible in front of the lighthouse/cottage/shed to the right. I'm going to have to get some higher magnification equipment for this sort of thing as the log is a little tentative!

Lady Isle blurred long distance mobile phone photo, my binoculars gave much better view than this.

Good condition 10th Dec 2011  13:18  by coinea

Gridref: NS 27540 29339   FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 10th Dec 2011  13:17  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 27542 29338   FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This trig bagging expedition will always be remembered as being slightly different from the norm. A small island two miles off the Ayrshire coast. It took two boats to get us there, changing boats out at sea, jumping from the tug to a small motor boat was interesting. There were ten of us on board the tug; the boatman, his crewman, five trig baggers and three island baggers. Before we set off from Troon Harbour, the boatman explained that due to the swell, the chances of being able to land us safely were slim. In half an hour we reached within 200m of the island. The boatman said the sea was too rough to land us. However our patience paid off and another half hour later and we were landing. There is no pier or jetty on Lady Isle so it's paddle or jump onto very slippy rocks. Then made a bee line for the trig pillar. This secondary station pillar was completed on 25th October 1947 costing 27.1s.6d. The column is in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters, flush bracket faces NE. Vented through SE and NW sight holes. Views include Arran and much of the Ayrshire coast. Photos taken, GPS reading done, a quick look around then back into the water for another ship jump. GRP.

S4270 - Lady Isle & GRP
S4270 - Lady Isle with Andy (AndyC), Graeme (clochandighter), Al (descarte1)
From Lady Isle "The Red Countess" & stone needle
boat to boat point of transfer out at sea
S4270 - Lady Isle the trig and the outbuilding
S4270 - Lady Isle pillar & FB

Good condition 10th Dec 2011  13:16  by andyc

FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Live log from island with 7 other triggers. Full log to follow at home. Mild swell made getting onto island tricky but possible. Later comments: as Graeme says a very surreal experience. Boatman thought the lot of us were quite odd but very amenable chap who did his best to get us onto the island in imperfect conditions. Island is obviously less densely vegetated than previously and relatively easy to explore in its fairly minimal attractions. Trig Pillar is not on high point being built next to Keepers Cottage. Worthwhile visit though purely to put real life faces to names and characters you feel you know so well through logs read over the years but never met. Great Day Out!

Good condition 10th Dec 2011  13:15  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 27533 29342   FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Vgc pillar on Lady Isle. Visited as part of TP:UK group with some extra island-bagging friends. Getting onto the isle was looking a bit sketchy, but we all made it! FB faces north-east-ish with, north-west-ish and south-east-ish holes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Trig looks a bit tired but otherwise vgc. Great views all round up and down the Firth. Lighthouse is pretty interesting but sadly fenced off for getting to the top...great adventure!

Lady Isle (Slight Return) Dory returning for the first wave of isle-exiters. andyc, clochandighter and coinea\'s arm in the frame. The rocks were treacherously wet!©descarte1
Lady Isle Concrete Lighthouse, cottage and trig. clochandighter, coinea and andyc in the frame.©descarte1
Tentatively waiting.... Waiting to see if the swell would go in our favour....©descarte1

Good condition 10th Dec 2011  13:03  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters, beside old building. Presumably the OS put this one here for a bet ... Visited c/o Robin Taylor <>, Troon Tug Co, with a 3 island-baggers and 5 triggers, including descarte1 and andyC whom I'd not met before. We thought Ed was a bit mad going for it last weekend but it seems we had a slightly trickier landing, with swell coming round the wee island from both sides. Ultimately it was Alan the crewman's call and he gave us the thumbs up. Onto slippery rocks with no pier or beach. Quite a tiny island, hosting a few Turnstones, a Curlew, the odd gull and a rabbit (!). Another visit is likely in 2012 (not by me), hopefully in calmer seas.

Trig and summit
Stuart Ewing landing
Hopping back onto the boat

Good condition 4th Dec 2011  13:56  by edfielden

Gridref: NS 27535 29341   FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A lucky break in the otherwise windy and haily weather allowed a crossing from Troon Harbour by tugboat and dinghy, courtesy of local boatman Robin Taylor, his wife and a crewman. Setting out at around 1:20pm from the harbour, the voyage was not rough but very bouncy. Two miles later, the tug paused some 100m from the shore and I transferred to a dinghy with the crewman to land on the island. As we approached a large curious seal popped its head above the water to see what we were up to! Landing on the rocks the crewman jumped off first and got very wet feet; I followed onto the rocks with just a small splash! Crossing the wet rocks covered with bird plop was tricky but we were soon up on the clumpy turf and approaching the lighthouse. On the NE side of the 'lean-to' of the lighthouse is the trig and both the crewman (whose name I didn't catch) and I bagged the pillar! FB faces NE; NW sighthole open, all others closed.

View of Lady Isle from Troon Harbour ©edfielden
On board the tug ready to leave Troon Harbour ©edfielden
Crossing the Firth of Clyde ©edfielden
Approaching Lady Isle ©edfielden
Landing by dinghy on the rocks ©edfielden
Crossing the slimy rocks ©edfielden
S4270 - Trig! Looking forlorn and unloved, the pillar stands on the NE side of a small building by the lighthouse ©edfielden
S4270 - Top Nice cap ©edfielden
S4270 - Nails on NE and SE side of pillar ©edfielden
S4270 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
S4270 - Trig pose! ©edfielden
S4270 - Position The pillar stands on the NE side of a small building by the lighthouse ©edfielden
S4270 - Crewman trig pose! Pirate hat and all... ©edfielden
Lady Isle Lighthouse ©edfielden
Back on board the tug ©edfielden
Robin and Clare driving the tug back into Troon Harbour ©edfielden

Good condition 29th Jul 2011  16:48  by German68

FB Number: S4270  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Visited by sea kayak - an impressive little island. And as yet, my favourite trig point. Cheers to Quadbarrel for the idea :-)

Fairly overgrown !©German68
Fair bit of poo !©German68

Good condition 24th Sep 2000  14:17  by fasgadh

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

An expedition to visit a 6m trig! Great wee trip, loads of seals big flock of teal and the complaints department of the Troon Broo. Very rough going on the island.

Team Photo - Lady Isle
Another view of the Trig

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