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TP4963 - Mugdock Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Mugdock HillNS77/T96NS77T096255685.24676907.07171.6383PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1970N0

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There are 52 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3259th with 35 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.05/10 (from 39 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Oct 1986
Was Last logged: 10th Feb 2019

Of the 39 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

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

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Good condition 10th Feb 2019  13:22  by Cootking

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy short stroll over fields from carpark east.Bit of fence jumping required. Short stroll to FBM but very muddy after ground work by farm - don't wear trainers.

Good condition 6th Oct 2018  15:20  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited with P61 and Brunshaw,yet another short walk to a summit with great views.


Good condition 6th Oct 2018  15:20  by painterman61

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

very easy walk across from fbm

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
its me ©painterman61

Good condition 16th Jul 2018  13:45  by ngthack

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

After FBM.

Mugdock Hill FB ©ngthack
Mugdock Hill spider ©ngthack
Mugdock Hill general view. ©ngthack

Good condition 22nd Mar 2018  09:37  by Griefmiester

Gridref: NS 55682 76908   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking in field entrance (plenty wide enough) easy if boggy stroll to pillar, visible from the road. farmand views.

Good condition 5th Oct 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 55689 76900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 4th Jun 2017  10:14  by jonglew

Gridref: NS 55686 76912   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

After the Milngavie FBM, short distance across a sheep pasture. Top cap missing, no plug; LHS sight hole open with an oil can filler cap inserted; 'BSM' style FB. Extensive views N to Campsie Fells, and S to Glasgow.

Pillar TP4963©jonglew
Spider TP4963©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4963©jonglew

Good condition 19th May 2017  18:05  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Pure dead brilliant, innit anaw, by the way. Or such-like!

Good condition 11th May 2017  10:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 8th Feb 2017  14:58  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: NS 55689 76901   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached from gate opposite triangular road junction. Very muddy at gate and approach to pillar. Pillar in good nick, no cap/plug, BSM type FB, one sight hole open but plugged with a bung! Great views from here.

Mugdock Hill Pillar
Mugdock Hill Pillar
Mugdock Hill Flush bracket
Mugdock Hill Top

Good condition 14th Jun 2016  11:23  by asbown

Gridref: NS 55684 76918   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

sheep pasture from road.

Good condition 1st Mar 2016  18:23  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst geocaching in the area. Looked for the FBM first then a quick nip over the gate and up to the trigpoint. Eventually found FBM on the way back and wondered how I had managed to miss it on the way!

Mugdock Hill Collage
Mrs TJR at Mugdock Hill ©thejackrustles

Good condition 28th Dec 2015  09:26  by Particle

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

Good condition 8th Dec 2015  12:44  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NS 55689 76905   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Log #257. Parked in the East Car Park (to north, oddly), and walked up to trig via the two air shafts. Pillar is in a sheep pasture, but is easily accessible. Good condition, and headed back to car via tower ruins. [ExP-191/MiP-10/Rev-2/BM-15/IS-30/Other-9]

Indented cap intact
View north
Base of ruined tower

Good condition 31st Dec 2014  14:00  by gerryu2

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

Good views down to the reservoir. Parked at the Mugdock car park close by, then saw some protection attached to barbed wire so went over that and followed a wee trail up to the trig. Then noticed there was a geocache close by and it was at the old tower. Interesting old structure.

Good condition 25th Dec 2014  13:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spider centre cap with indented lettering. BSM type FB.

Good condition 11th May 2014  14:30  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: NS 55683 76906   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Interesting spot. The rain came on as we arrived at the trigpoint, which gave for some quite spectacular views looking South to the Clyde Valley. Interesting tower pretty much due West from the trigpoint (marked on the 1 to 25:000 OS). Apparently this was known as "Smith's Folly" and was until a few decades ago much taller than the ruin that is there today. Be great if someone could find a photo.

Flush Bracket
Circular Plate
Rain to the South
Master QB ©Quadbarrel
Mr QB ©Quadbarrel

Good condition 12th Mar 2013  20:22  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Sep 2011  11:31  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked around the reservoirs first and then made a flying visit to the trig, accessing it from the nearby gate off the lane. The views were good north to the Campsie Fells, where I was headed next.

Good condition 29th Apr 2011  17:36  by Border Peat

Gridref: NS 55691 76898   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mugdock wood c/p over fence &up hill&across to trig S3589©Border Peat

Good condition 31st Dec 2010  10:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 55685 76907   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at gate all horses at bottom of field, deer watching from forest fringe good views

Good condition 22nd Jun 2010  10:52  by Proper Cheddar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Quite a few horses grouped round the pillar, so didn't disturb them.

Good condition 4th Jan 2010  12:30  by descarte1

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

Vgc pillar on terraced platform overlooking Glasgow and environs. FB facing N-ish, E-ish sighthole open only. Spider intact and cap with sunken lettering in place. Phenomenal views towards Glasgow today with everything shimmering in a snowy blue. Good view towards Dumgoyne and the Campsies too, also looking very pretty in the snow. Nice horses, no problems with GOMLs although parked at Drumclog car park and walked up the hill.

Good condition 17th Nov 2009  11:19  by Fester

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

No horses today...

Looking towards Glasgow©Fester

Good condition 11th Jul 2009  18:12  by coinea

Gridref: NS 55686 76901   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S3589 Mugdock Hill.

Good condition 11th Jul 2009  18:10  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 55689 76902   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Third visit. For GPS reading and photographs. Horse pasture. Pillar in good condition. The replacement spider cap has deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces 346 NNW. Vented through east sight hole. Welcome to Mugdock by Milngavie. Surrounding area stinks of wealth, and the natives clearly discourage on street parking on public verges with their painted boulders. The woman who feeds the horses exclaimed that she pays rent for the ground outside the east field gate where we had eventually found somewhere safe to park.

S3589 - Mugdock Hill pillar & FB
S3589 - Mugdock Hill & GRP
11772 - Mugdock Resr & GRP

Good condition 22nd May 2009  18:51  by andyc

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Friendly horses with lovely views.

Good condition 17th May 2008  12:01  by Lone Walker

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

No horses on this visit, but much evidence of their presence. Very muddy field entrance and heavily gouged ground. BSM style FB and intact spider. Great views across to the Campsie Fells; Dumgoyne and Dumfoyn and the long craggy face of Black Craig.

Not Logged 7th Dec 2007  15:00  by campagvelocet

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

Good view both of the western Campsies and towards the Clyde. Horses still in field, mainly concentrated in the SE corner.

Good condition 16th Oct 2007  14:49  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice view north towards Dumgoyne and the Campsie Fells. Strange location of 'S' on the Flush bracket.

Dumgoyne in centre background.

Good condition 19th Jan 2007  11:19  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NS 55689 76903   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

BSM type. Horses still in field, facing nearby FBM, so parked a hundred yards or so further north. They saw me at the trig, but didn't seem to care.

Good condition 30th Dec 2006  12:24  by philipmc

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


Good condition 11th Mar 2006  11:20  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This is one of the five Trigs around Mugdock Country Park, easy to visit them in a few hours. Walked up from South Car Park. Few horses in the field but not near pillar. Took our pictures without disturbing them.

Pillar and metal work. ©Boys from the Dyes

Good condition 23rd Oct 2005  13:50  by widget

Gridref: NS 55690 76910   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Worst weather of the day - cold, wet and windy, so I didn't stay long. A horsey field with views - I bet it's nice in the Summer, which is why the wealthy have bought (and are building) up here.

The TP

Good condition 25th Sep 2004  14:15  by fasgadh

Gridref: NS 55687 76899   FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

BSM type intact. Overlooks the reservoirs and Glasgow, not far from the Milngavie FBM. This is high density trigging. Field full of horses, 747 landing at Abbotsinch.. Take it that the big houses have double glazing.

Mugdock Hill Metal
Mugdock Hill With 747.
Mugdock Hill Looking towards Glasgow

Good condition 3rd Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisited to photograph


Good condition 27th Dec 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, summit of paddock

Good condition 20th Feb 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 8th Oct 1986  14:50  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig 6 of 12 for the day. Anti-clockwise walking route starting and finishing at Glasgow Queen Street station. Original visit to record FB number. The pillar was completed in Febuary 1946 costing 4.14s.5d. In 1947 this marker was computed as tertiary station NS77/T96 in the Glasgow secondary block. The flush bracket was for height in 1970. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in October 1971. One of the nicer locations around here. Horse field.

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