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TP5290 - Papa Stour
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Papa StourHU46/DM/17HU46S017DIS415251.661161949.8587.1722PILLAR01/06/1961201/06/1961L0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5th with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 9.00/10 (from 8 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Sep 2010
Was Last logged: 1st Jul 2016

Of the 8 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 5m
The average error was 2m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

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By bikeboyz
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Trig pillar spider
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Gorda Water
10511 - Trig pose!
View of Foula
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 1st Jul 2016  11:59  by bikeboyz

Gridref: HU 15256 61946   FB Number: 10511  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

parked at the airstrip, followed the track to the old watermills then up to the trig. Attempted attacks by birds all the way, wear a good coat and hat.

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Trig pillar spider

Good condition 22nd Apr 2016  12:14  by RichardM

Gridref: HU 15252 61952   FB Number: 10511  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged 7th Jun 2013  14:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10511  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Cylindrical pillar, part of top screed has broken away. Metal cap, wide raised letters. In circular shelter cairn which was a welcome lunch spot on a cold windy day. Superb coastline, which the 9 hour day trip is about right for a reasonably thorough exploration. Also visited the North Ness bolt.

Montaged by Jon Rouse

Slightly damaged 1st Jun 2013  13:45  by Chalky

FB Number: 10511  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Part of top screed missing from this Vanessa. Cap with raised lettering.

Good condition 14th Sep 2012  11:50  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 15253 61950   FB Number: 10511  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Stunning natural scenery and good weather made for a very memorable day. I took the 9am ferry from West Burrafirth to Papa Stour which landed me at the main pier in Housa Voe on the east side of the island. I set off up the road to the west before turning off along a track which took me round the north end of Gorda Water. Slightly wet underfoot after the recent heavy rains but not too bad. I turned SW at the homestead near The Loch o' Ebbs and Flows hoping to follow the path marked on the 1:25k map however it is quite indistinct. Soon enough I reached the fence line near Dutch Loch and turned NW, again following a rather indistinct path towards Virda Field. It is a steady shallow climb and there were many bonxies around which tentatively swooped round me. There is another fence crossing about 600m from the trig. At the summit the cylindrical pillar sits within a circular stone shelter and the views are stunning. FB faces E; sightholes all appear plugged; original top with raised letters. Foula was a bit hazy in the distance but it's a superb spot. The remains of a WWI/WWII lookout post sit just below trig. After admiring the surroundings I returned SE and walked via the airstrip and the road to the ferry waiting room for a cup of tea before looking for the North Ness bolt (TP8192).

Standing stones Beside road at HU 1782 6091 ©edfielden
Gorda Water Looking SSW from HU 1694 6112 ©edfielden
The Loch o Ebbs and Flows Looking NW from HU 1679 6117; loch on right of picture, ruined homestead on left ©edfielden
10511 - Pillar Looking WSW to Lyra Skerry and Fogla Skerry ©edfielden
10511 - Pillar Looking SE back on the approach route ©edfielden
10511 - Top ©edfielden
10511 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
10511 - View E ©edfielden
10511 - Trig pose! Looking WSW ©edfielden
Fogla Skerry Showing one of its subterranean passages ©edfielden
View of Foula 18 miles distant ©edfielden

Good condition 31st Aug 2011  15:02  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 10511  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I got to spend two nights on this great island, staying at the pleasant rustic Hurdiback Hostel. With favourable weather on arrival I embarked on a clockwise circuit of its remarkable coast. The views westward to Foula were inspiring and there was no shortage of sea stacks or arches to marvel over along the way. From the trig pillar the view extended to Esha Ness in the North and across St Magnus Bay to Muckle Roe in the east. The trig itself, a cylindrical one, was in respectable condition, nestled into a stone shelter and I made sure that I spent extra long absorbing the scene sat beside it.

View north to Esha Ness

Good condition 29th Jun 2011  13:20  by martine41

Gridref: HU 15251 61949   FB Number: 10511  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

An island with spectacular cliff scenery, natural arches and interesting geology. Excellent underfoot walking, nature abounds at this time of year (June)and the wild life and is truly wild - beware of bonxies (skuas) and other birds protecting their young.

Papa Stour Trig Point
Papa Stour Flush Bracket
View looking E.
Attack by Bonxie (Great Skua)

Good condition 4th Sep 2010  11:30  by Swalastova

FB Number: 10551  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great walk around Papa Stour, with the trig at the far end of the island. Easy hiking on short turf and stunning sea cliff scenery.

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Foula ©Swalastova
Snolda stack near to trig ©Swalastova
Scenery nearby ©Swalastova

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