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TP6077 - South Ronaldsay
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Orkney Isles
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
South RonaldsayPP464PP464345540.93988649.50119.2401PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1978N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1735th with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.56/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Aug 2001
Was Last logged: 30th Aug 2019

Of the 27 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 13m
The average error was 5m
1 was exact

SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy g4wsb g4wsb joeythecat joeythecat descarte1 descarte1 BigJ BigJ g4wsb g4wsb jonglew jonglew South Ronaldsay South Ronaldsay [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 30th Aug 2019  16:41  by joeythecat

Gridref: ND 45540 88647   FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The pillar

Slightly damaged 16th Jul 2019  19:30  by Islap1k1

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th Jul 2019  12:31  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walking with friends from Buwick to St Margaret's Hope via the coastal path along the eastern side of South Ronaldsay but I broken off at Hesta Head to go back and get the car. This was my lunch stop in the fog. I didn't notice any lean on the pillar.

South Ronaldsay Trig Point ©Bridgeman

Good condition 18th Jun 2019  12:16  by asbown

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Lovely views.

Damaged 21st Feb 2019  14:42  by jonglew

Gridref: ND 45539 88655   FB Number: S4738  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

First trig bagged on Orkney after departing the ferry at St Margaret's Hope. Pillar is sited on a large concrete slab, possible of WWII vintage, that has a definite tilt to it, thus rendering the trig unusable, therefore 'damaged' is the logical classification. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; front sight hole open, others not noted. Extensive views over South Ronaldsay.

Pillar TP6077©jonglew
Spider TP6077©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6077©jonglew

Slightly damaged 31st Dec 2018  12:00  by Alan63

FB Number: 4788  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Good condition 12th May 2018  15:15  by BigJ

Gridref: ND 45540 88648   FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the bottom of the track as my low slung car didn't like the pot holes. Easy walk up to the trig beside the plethora of masts. Trig with centre cap and unusually for Orkney, indented letters. Mist rolled in on the descent.

Good condition 5th May 2018  14:33  by Triggers

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

drove to it


Good condition 8th Apr 2018  18:32  by fasgadh

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drive up. On a concrete base, usual North Isles summit with masts etc.

Ward of South Ronaldsay ©fasgadh
Ward of South Ronaldsay ©fasgadh

Good condition 21st Sep 2017  17:52  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove practically close enough to touch it, surprised to see another car up here, dog walker apparently!

South Ronaldsay selfie ©thejackrustles
South Ronaldsay collage

Good condition 28th May 2017  18:15  by Moacky

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Staying locally, walked up this evening. Good views marred by general agricultural detritus.


Good condition 19th Jul 2015  11:29  by descarte1

Gridref: ND 45540 88648   FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar situated on a massive plinth atop Ward Hill. Started the day in a lazy way and drove up to the trig. Low cloud hemmed the views in but would be superb on a clear day. FB faces south-west-ish with south-west-ish and south-east-ish sightholes open. Cap present with sunken lettering. Plaque above the flush bracket.

Good condition 15th Jun 2015  21:21  by navajo birdsong

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

very very very rainy... positive though could ride the bikes all the way up to it:)

Not Logged 28th May 2015  16:44  by Norma D

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

Good condition 17th May 2015  10:47  by g4wsb

Gridref: ND 45541 88650   FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drive to on track.


Good condition 26th May 2014  20:49  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Ward Hill (S. Ronaldsay,parked at the viewpoint car park then easy walk to trig and summit with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs as the afternoon improved.

Good condition 9th Aug 2013  14:50  by gerryu2

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

Great views from here. Had a chat with the farmer and watched an owl hunting.

Good condition 21st Jul 2013  17:13  by The Peak Plodders

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

Very misty and out grocaching and what do we see appearing in the distance!

Inthe mist ©The Peak Plodders
For Teasel ©The Peak Plodders
I can get on this ©The Peak Plodders

Good condition 11th Jul 2012  13:27  by Tikal

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Jun 2012  15:57  by g4wsb

Gridref: ND 45541 88639   FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 17th Aug 2011  20:24  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I arrived late evening having spent the whole day travelling. I'd walked along the road from the ferry in Burwick, then up the farm track. A nice and easy, stress free trig was just what I needed right then. The views were good down the east side of the island and over to the west the sun was sunk low above Hoy. Certainly all that I could have asked for on my first night up here. I continued northwards until well after it was dark, bivvying down near to St. Margaret's Hope.

Good condition 15th Jun 2011  15:20  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: ND 45538 88637   FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Only ESE Sight open with indented lettered cap. Sat on quite a perestal next to Comms mast and lots of industrial debris. Wearing an OS plaque and a nice view south towards mainland. A suspicious farmer gave me more than a glance as the door alarm was ringing from one of the Comms buildings (I recognised it straight away but not my concern anymore! :D

South Ronaldsay ..accidental blag while looking for a historic site - hey ho! :D

Good condition 27th May 2010  10:55  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, GPS plaque. Rattly drive-up, cross between a comms site and a farm yard. This was first of the trip for me.

Trig, looking N
Trig looking NW to Hoy?

Good condition 12th Aug 2005  00:00  by Peripatetic

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A view that would be pleasant, were it not obstructed by modern entities. We celebrated our final day on the Orkney Islands by performing interesting manoeuvres...

View from a Trig! ©Peripatetic
Break a leg! My youthful exuberance takes over...©Peripatetic
Levitation! My partner floats above the TP...©Peripatetic

Good condition 3rd Jul 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4738  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove right up to it. mast and other assorted rubbish nearby.


Not Logged 30th Jul 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

by brick chamber N side of track

Not Logged 27th Aug 2001  16:17  by Chalky

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

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