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TP6028 - Smailholm
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1645th with 17 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.61/10 (from 28 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Jun 1992
Was Last found intact: 25th Aug 2019
Was Last logged: 9th Dec 2019

Of the 28 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 9th Dec 2019  20:26  by Old-hortus

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

Good condition 25th Aug 2019  13:20  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Baking hot day with no breeze, but the views were worth it.

Good condition 10th Feb 2019  11:35  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second of 6 today, took all 3 dogs with me, always something of a challenge. Would have scored 9 if not for the concrete bunker spoiling the westward views; however the bunker does have a very handy metal spike inside it, perfect for tethering dogs to, so we could take photos and appreciate the fabulous views of the Borders.

View North
View East with Rosie
View South
View West Watson subtly photo-bombing the picture...

Good condition 7th Oct 2018  17:16  by greenbell

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Back to the magnificent tower, stormy winds intensifying, light beginning to go. Distant showers whilst hills slide into sharp view in the skirl. Add a flyover of some plovers and I reckon a perfect visit.

Good condition 6th Sep 2018  16:09  by Bridgeman

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

A visit to Smailholm Tower after a walk following St Cuthbert's Way from Jedburgh to Newtown St Boswells. now en route to Berwick. Nipped over fence then across pastures to reach trig. Excellent views during some spectacular showery weather.

Smailholm Trig Point ©Bridgeman

Good condition 17th Jul 2018  11:51  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy walk from the small car park. A couple of RAF jets were mock dogfighting overhead and there was a tremendous noise from the engines. Decent view from the trig spoiled somewhat by the ugly concrete monstrosity immediately adjacent.

Smailholm ©paulxtr

Good condition 1st Jul 2017  16:16  by KevP

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

Visiting Tower with friends and turned on trig app in carpark to find the pillar was nearby. A lucky bonus. Visited tower first then went through gate and up to pillar. No cattle to be seen.

Good condition 21st Mar 2017  14:16  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 63550 34533   FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From the car park, walked around the tower until the large gate in the fence was spotted. No cattle were encountered and the trig was easily reached on rocky outcrop. Although the sun was splitting the sky, there was a strong sub zero wind so didn't hang around. Views were extensive.

Mrs BigJ ©BigJ

Good condition 19th Jan 2017  18:54  by Chalky

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider retains centre cap with indented lettering.

Good condition 30th Jul 2016  14:40  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 63548 34526   FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice walk from tower

Good condition 27th Dec 2015  12:03  by Moira293

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Another of our local trigs - fortunately no cattle about on this occasion!


Good condition 16th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 63548 34522   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th Apr 2015  19:29  by Borderer

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

New stock fence erected between the tower and pillar needed to walk around to find a gate opposite to the tower door.


Not Logged 23rd Aug 2014  14:36  by zephyrus

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

Good condition 30th Jul 2014  12:23  by sky high boys

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Down visiting Smailholm Tower. Lovely spot.

Good condition 29th May 2012  15:00  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

In good shape and surrounded by atypical scenery for Roxburghshire, lots of small crags. Easy walk from the Smailholm Tower car park.

Smailholm ©fasgadh
Smailholm ©fasgadh
Smailholm ©fasgadh
Smailholm The craggy surrounds©fasgadh

Good condition 7th Mar 2011  15:03  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

car park is locked when tower is closed

Good condition 9th Apr 2009  18:43  by BeccaKate

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th Apr 2009  16:28  by ZanderH

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th Apr 2009  16:27  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 63542 34520   FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

There's a good chance I'd already visited this 25 years previously, on a school trip to the tower, but I couldn't be sure.

Not Logged 3rd Mar 2009  10:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Pillar near to Smailholm Tower for which there is a carpark.Good views.

Good condition 29th Dec 2008  15:24  by Analoguesat

Gridref: NT 63548 34529   FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A nice clear winters afternoon so we could see for miles in all directions. The Cheviots, Peniel Heugh and the Eildons all clearly visible The surrounding crags have the uncommon Maiden Pink growing on them in the summer

Good condition 9th Apr 2008  18:27  by coinea

Gridref: NT 63548 34524   FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S7476 Smailholm.m

Good condition 9th Apr 2008  18:26  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 63545 34523   FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Open grazing top with monument nearby. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre plug with deep indented lettering. All four sighting holes open. Flush bracket faces 54, NE. Historically tertiary station NT72/T93. Completed 15th April 1953, costing 12.18s.0d. 360 panorama, details to follow. Revisited 9/04/2008, GRP.

S7476 - Smailholm pillar & FB

Good condition 23rd Jul 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, grounds of Smailholme Tower, igneous outcrop, popular locatiion, fine view.

Good condition 17th Sep 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 27th Jun 1992  17:06  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7476  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 15th April 1953 costing 12.18s.0d. In 1955, flush bracket S7476 was levelled for height in 1955. This marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT72/T93 in August 1957, and was last maintained by the OS in August 1986.

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