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TP4975 - Mull Head
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Mull HeadHY52/2HY52S002349843.151054953.8148.1582PILLAR01/06/1961201/06/1978N0

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There are 11 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 256th with 8 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.64/10 (from 11 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Sep 2004
Was Last logged: 11th May 2017

Of the 11 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 24m

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By peregrinus
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Trigpoint, North Hill, Papa Westray
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 11th May 2017  12:42  by dianarama

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

Not Logged 24th Jul 2015  14:00  by descarte1

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

Height of nesting season. RSPB warden said to stick to coast and cut straight across. Unfortunately, the sheer variety and number of angry bird life plus the roaming Papay bull put me off about 800m away. Best left until out of nesting season. Didn't manage to line up a boat to get to Holm of Papa Westray to bag the chambered cairn either so two reasons to return!

Good condition 6th Jun 2014  12:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: 10640  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Second visit in 8 days with Peter Milne and Jon Metcalfe via plane from Kirkwall to Westray to Papa Westray then onto North Ronaldsay in sunshine after morning fog lifted to allow flights.

Good condition 29th May 2014  15:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: 10640  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Ferry from Westray to bag this beautiful island and this Tump and trig with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs on a sunny afternoon.

Good condition 27th May 2014  11:00  by Chalky

FB Number: 10640  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Spider centre cap with raised letters.

Good condition 23rd Aug 2010  12:00  by aeh39

FB Number: 10640  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Scarred me to death - attacked by giant diving skuas. Didn't hang around to take photos. The walk around the north end of the island was absolutely superb however, so wild!

Good condition 2nd Jun 2010  10:17  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10640  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. A few Bonxies around but no more so than on the coast path. I returned NW to the path to avoid the Tern colony then continued the circuit of the headland, fluking a single partly-gone-over Scottish Primrose by the path just before the wall crossing - a lovely little bonus. 2 hrs on the island, on foot - just about enough with a lift partway and some jogging. Then back to finish the 3 remaining Westray trigs. As with all these islands it would be nice to stay longer but, carpe diem!

Hundland Traditional stone flagged roof and ancient Mercedes

Good condition 12th Oct 2009  17:01  by Skerryvore

FB Number: 10640  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Well, the bonxie was sitting atop the trig when we looked from the bird hide, but flew off just as we got there - but then we WERE out of the breeding season. No bulls either. This northern end of Papay is dramatic and wild. I loved it.

Trigpoint, North Hill, Papa Westray ©Skerryvore

Good condition 1st Sep 2009  14:47  by Dodders

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

After the road the terrain on route is not easy under foot. But once at the trig, it is all worthwhile, as the view is great. Fortunately our visit was probably outside the nesting season and so we thankfully did not get the great skuas diving at us.


Good condition 30th Aug 2007  13:00  by jochta

FB Number: 10640  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easily the scariest trig I have ever done. It's further than it looks from the lookout tower and boggier and hillier. Stuck as close to the coast as was reasonably possible as instructed by the notices (this is on a RSPB reserve) but I wanted to avoid the bull which was roaming the headland. Then the Great Skuas decided I wasn't welcome and started divebombing me. I got to within around 250m of the trig and was thinking about giving up as I wanted to retain my eyes and ears. But then I thought I'd probably never be here again so gritted my teeth and made a dash up the slope, snapped a few shots and bid a hasty retreat while the Skuas were all around (the photo shows a couple). Maybe easier to do when they've gone for the winter. Pretty good views.

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Good condition 18th Sep 2004  12:00  by Jonathan Russell

Gridref: HY 49840 54930   FB Number: 10640  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

View is of the island of Papay (=Papa Westrey) to the south, Westray to the West, the Atlantic to the NW and the North Sea to the NE ... the local saying is that Mull Head has the Ocean on one side and the Sea on the other.

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