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TP4794 - Mid Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Mid HillHY52/T15HY52T015333576.151024879.42193.5483PILLAR01/06/1961201/06/1978N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 984th with 21 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.91/10 (from 22 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Aug 2004
Was Last logged: 20th Jun 2019

Of the 22 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 16m
The average error was 11m
The closest was 2m

joeythecat joeythecat lonesome_cowboy_burt lonesome_cowboy_burt SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy g4wsb g4wsb Teasel Teasel BigJ BigJ Mid Hill Mid Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 20th Jun 2019  00:00  by Islap1k1

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


Good condition 9th May 2018  12:45  by BigJ

Gridref: HY 33578 24880   FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the car park and walked down the desolate road. Walked up the peat access track. As mentioned, trig base is very exposed on one side. Centre cap with raised letters. With CJ.

Good condition 23rd Sep 2016  10:39  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Nearly the same route as the MDs. Parked at the end of the track at N 59 06.032 W 003 08.893 and followed the main peat cutters track all the way to the trig. Foundations very exposed, but still stable. Interesting to see how deep the foundations of trigs go!

Mid Hill and Mrs TJR ©thejackrustles
Mr TJR at Mid Hill ©thejackrustles
Mid Hill collage

Good condition 29th Mar 2016  13:20  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in the nearby carpark, walked along the road to N 59 06.032 W 003 08.893 and followed the main peat cutters track all the way to the trig. Foundations very exposed, but still stable. Interesting to see how deep the foundations of trigs go!

Mid Hill ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 22nd Jul 2015  13:14  by jimp

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

Park top of hill. Walk down road for 300m and then follow peat cutting off-roader tracks up to top. Or slog across bog for 2 k.

Good condition 4th Jun 2014  05:40  by Chalky

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Spider centre cap with raised letters. Trig on deep plinth which is more than half exposed but steady.

Good condition 31st May 2014  15:10  by dugswell2

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy bagged summit and trig via the peat cutter's track with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.

Good condition 26th Apr 2014  14:19  by navajo birdsong

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

Good condition 19th Jul 2013  15:44  by Teasel

Gridref: HY 33583 24864   FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice bog trot up from the car park. Jayne wants to take the track back! Skuas kept an eye on us, but we didn't get dive bombed this time! Trigpoint in good condition, though the bottom of the concrete doesn't seem to be on solid bedrock.

Trigpoint ©Teasel
Base of pillar
Panorama ©Teasel

Good condition 19th Jul 2013  15:41  by The Peak Plodders

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

Nice concrete pillar. How many species if moss? Not so windy today.

Not Logged 29th May 2012  14:20  by joeythecat

Gridref: HY 33575 24866   FB Number: S9056  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Looking NNE towards Burgar Hill wind farm

Good condition 28th May 2012  12:00  by g4wsb

Gridref: HY 33576 24867   FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10



Good condition 27th Jun 2011  09:53  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: HY 33576 24866   FB Number: S9065  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parking space about 200 metres east of track that leads NW to the trig. Good views all round. Base exposed.

Good condition 14th Jun 2011  08:13  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: HY 33575 24867   FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

SouthEast sight open with raised-lettered cap. Excellent condition apart from being exposed by more than its height on the West side thro peat cutting tracks. Educational exposure! :D

Mid Hill ..Educational Exposure. :D

Not Logged 16th Apr 2011  18:34  by pricklyangelduo

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

Good condition 7th Jun 2010  16:45  by scubaclogger

FB Number: 9056  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A slog across the moor to this while geocaching.

Trig and foundations ©scubaclogger

Good condition 29th May 2010  16:29  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. On deep concrete foundation cast into the peat which now stands as a column isolated on one side - reminiscent of S4633 (Hawthornthwaite Fell). From SE, stony track leads to trig.

Trig, looking NE to Rousay
Trig, looking SSW to Hoy

Good condition 21st Jul 2009  17:21  by B.bird

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar looks fine, but the base looks like it will fall over eventually

Orkney Summer Blue Skies & wispy clouds

Good condition 6th Jun 2009  17:00  by caldale duo

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Pillar base being undermined by erosion of peat.

Good condition 2nd Feb 2008  14:03  by DelOrkney

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Car park at N59.06139 W3.08286 with a short walk along the road to the start of the track at N 59.06026 W3.08869.


Good condition 9th Aug 2005  00:00  by Peripatetic

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The views from here were surprisingly spectacular, and the pillar itself is interesting, since its foudation is exposed. (As IM mentions, peat cutting takes place in this area.) Moreover, this is on the middle of an RSPB reserve, and there is plenty of interesting wildlife. Do not miss this TP!

Trig Pillar (Angle One) ©Peripatetic
Trig Pillar (Angle Two) ©Peripatetic
A Wonderful View ©Peripatetic
Archer! ©Peripatetic

Good condition 25th Aug 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S9056  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Condition given as good but there is a lot of active peat cutting going on and one of the lines goes right by the trig which now has half the plinth exposed.


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