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TP6000 - Skid Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Skid HillNT48/1NT48S001350729.70676437.03186.2842PILLAR01/06/1943101/06/1967N0

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There are 33 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 553rd with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.18/10 (from 40 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Aug 1983
Was Last logged: 6th Oct 2018

Of the 40 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 19997m
The average error was 1183m
4 were exact

Hopetoun Monument Hopetoun Monument slateloose slateloose fasgadh fasgadh agentmancuso agentmancuso descarte1 descarte1 ger ger Clochandighter Clochandighter Clochandighter Clochandighter caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea CJO CJO Lannie&Andy Lannie&Andy eastcoaster eastcoaster Border Peat Border Peat Mickandkim Mickandkim jonglew jonglew BigJ BigJ ipeattie ipeattie Skid Hill Skid Hill [Zoom Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By Cootking
Flush Bracket
S3129 - Skid Hill
By Clochandighter
S3129 - Skid Hill
By Clochandighter
See 27 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 6th Oct 2018  14:00  by Cootking

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parking as per Jonglew. Scary fall into quarry if you as ascend straight up hillside and through fence. Skirt round fence outside, bit steep and sloping. Pillar on broad grassy summit. Extensive views. Cattle in field so had to be careful with bagging collie who dislikes cattle.

Guard collie

Good condition 11th Apr 2018  13:31  by ger

Gridref: NT 50729 76432   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approach from Hopetoun Monument. Dull day with limited views - could just make out 'The Bass'.

Not Logged 19th Dec 2017  00:00  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

before Bass rock trip

Good condition 18th Oct 2017  18:03  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Final pillar of my busiest trig bagging day in a good long while. Thanks Jon for letting me tag along for it.

Good condition 18th Oct 2017  18:01  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 50731 76439   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Roadside parking ESE of the hill top. Good track runs along S side of the old quarry, then muddy cattle pasture on W side of quarry and round to the top. Pillar retains original top cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views

Pillar TP6000©jonglew
Spider TP6000©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6000©jonglew

Good condition 4th Oct 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 50732 76428   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Sep 2017  11:08  by stan toon

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

Up steep slope from road....hazy views

Good condition 23rd Sep 2017  16:30  by Lannie&Andy

Gridref: NT 50730 76437   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This was our first ever Trigpoint! Went looking for it and came upon Hopetoun monument which we climbed up and enjoyed beautiful views. We managed to spot the trig from the monument so climbed back down and raced to car. Drove round the road from hopetoun monument car park and then parked car on grass verge near the quarry and climbed over farm gate and went up a steep hill to the trig. Absolutely amazing views! Pleased to have found our first trig!

Lovely Trigpoint ©Lannie&Andy
Happy find! ©Lannie&Andy
Our first Trigpoint ©Lannie&Andy

Good condition 2nd Mar 2017  14:09  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 50728 76433   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar atop a prominent hill. Pillar stands around 10m away from the disused quarry edge. Approached from the old quarry entrance to the east along the track which loops round the quarry and up. Excellent and expansive views from the top. FB faces south-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering.

Good condition 27th Dec 2016  14:12  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 50730 76444   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Went up from old quarry track. Steep slopes round quarry rim onto the top. Great views today. Crystal clear.

Good condition 22nd Apr 2015  13:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at the former quarry entrance and quick 10 minute walk to the pillar. Terrific April weather.


Good condition 25th Dec 2013  11:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A short walk from the road to the east but walk round the quarry and approach trig from the west. Then off to bag Hopetoun Monument.

Good condition 26th Jul 2013  18:13  by blackboot29

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from roadside.

Good condition 3rd Mar 2013  11:11  by CJO

Gridref: NT 50730 76435   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked across from Hopetoun Monument. Pillars 10m from old quarry edge, which is no longer active.

S3129 berwick law and bass rock in distance

Good condition 3rd Jan 2013  13:08  by slateloose

Gridref: NT 50700 76400   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked up track from road ,going past the old building and up the round the quarry to the west. Great views.

Good condition 11th Aug 2012  17:40  by Sandman

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

Good condition 20th May 2012  15:20  by KevP

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From east, fantastic sunny day and views.

Good condition 19th Mar 2011  09:58  by coinea

Gridref: NT 50729 76433   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 19th Mar 2011  09:57  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 50730 76431   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fourth visit here. Superb views again.

S3129 - Skid Hill & GRP

Good condition 5th Jun 2010  17:49  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from road on eastern side around quarry on southern side but returned on northern side of quarry. Pasture land.

Skid Hill Trig Point
Skid Hill Trig Point FB

Good condition 7th May 2010  00:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 50730 76437   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views Easy access from gate of old quarry On day of visit went up the left side but was to windy and had to go to the left

Good condition 3rd Apr 2010  15:34  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 50726 76431   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking by track to east. It's enjoyable to follow the quarry rim anticlockwise, but keep your wits about you, it's a long way down.

Skid Hill

Good condition 15th Feb 2010  17:46  by eastcoaster

Gridref: NT 50730 76437   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very close to quarry edge. In good condition with lovely views of forth and lammamuris

Good condition 13th Feb 2010  14:18  by Chirpy Chaffinch

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition 16th Sep 2009  15:16  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 50730 76431   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Third time visit. For updated photographs and GPS reading. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~205. Vented through NE sight hole. Classic East Lothian panorama from here. Views include North Berwick Law, Doon Hill, Cocklaw Hill, Lammer Law, Blackhope Scar, Dundreich, Scald Law, Allermuir Hill, Braid Hills, Blackford Hill, Wester Craiglockhart Hill, Arthurs Seat, Orrock Hill, West Lomond, East Lomond, Largo Law.

S3129 - Skid Hill pillar & FB
S3129 - Skid Hill & GRP
S3129 - Skid Hill with North Berwick Law and the Bass Rock.

Good condition 27th Jul 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 50730 76437   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

well named after rain

great view S3129©Border Peat
view from pillar S7159©Border Peat

Good condition 10th May 2009  12:55  by Fester

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

Enforced visit whilst waiting for the AA to attend my van.Luckily this beauty was here to pass an hour.What a great wee hill..!

Good condition 4th Mar 2009  13:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up pasy quarry.Pillar perched on edge of same.Excellent views to North Berwick Law and Bass Rock.

Good condition 17th Mar 2008  15:05  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cracking view to North Berwick Law and Bass Rock beyond... almost gobbled by quarry, with only NorthEast sight open.

Skid Hill ..with North Berwick Law way in the background.

Good condition 23rd Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Just N of dis quarry edge, fine summit & view.

Good condition 6th Feb 2006  12:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 5th May 2005  15:30  by andyc

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged on election day en route to Northumberland to vote.

Good condition 4th Sep 2004  14:00  by Isosceles

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Perched on the lip of a disused quarry but with excellent views past the Hopetoun monument across the Firth of Forth.


Good condition 12th Jun 2004  12:09  by ipeattie

Gridref: NT 50728 96434   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Went up to visit the Hopetoun monument first, then cut across the hill to the trig. Not a route I'd recommend - too many fences.

Skid Hill - S3129 The pillar, with the Hopetoun monument in the background.
Skid Hill - S3129 The flush bracket.

Good condition 5th May 2004  13:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy stroll round the quarry edge but the wind making my eyes water. Loads of crags but no good climbing.....dammit! The pillar is a bit stained but other wise in decent condition.

With Hopetoun Monument ©sky high boys

Good condition 14th Mar 2004  11:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 50729 76413   FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The highest point of the Gareleton Hills, another Lothians volcanic outcrop.Like Castle Hill, but this one did not get Edinburgh built upon it, and half of it has been quarried away. Summit is quite precarious, with very fine views. Pillar still white and inatct.

Skid Hill And North Berwick Law
Skid Hill The top©fasgadh

Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2003  13:28  by Firth of Forth

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

A fine view all around from this trigpoint. In need of a paint job.

The flush bracket ©Firth of Forth
The view to the west Towards the west is Hopetoun monument, erected by the Earl of Hopetoun's generous tenants in 1824.©Firth of Forth
The view to the north North Berwick Law in the distance.©Firth of Forth

Good condition 7th Sep 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisited 14/01/2004 to photograph


Good condition 17th Jun 2000  17:54  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Original visit, 1983.

Trig pillar & flush bracket View to North Berwick Law

Good condition 1st Aug 1983  17:00  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3129  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th August 1943 costing 5.6s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NT48/1 within the Edinburgh block during late 1943. Levelled for height in 1967. Last maintained by the OS in July 1989. SITE VISIT: Initial visit to record FB, and to see the views from the Garleton Hills and the Hopetoun Monument on neighbouring Byres Hill. No photos taken.

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