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TP6092 - Spartleton
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
SpartletonNT86/T23NT86T023365323.47665546.360.0003PILLAR01/06/195300REPORTED 28MM OFF PLUMB

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2681st with 35 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.23/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Apr 1991
Was Last logged: 11th Oct 2018

Of the 30 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 51m
The average error was 11m
The closest was 1m

arranc arranc Clochandighter Clochandighter caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea fasgadh fasgadh Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy mntainman mntainman jonglew jonglew fasgadh fasgadh Spartleton Spartleton [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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S7141 Spartleton
By coinea
Flush Bracket
S7141 - Spartleton
By Clochandighter
By andyc
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 11th Oct 2018  11:07  by greenbell

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Edges of another storm, a strange moody day large drops of warm rain and shrouded hills. It's a joyous and easy walk from the Adder (more amusing Scottish Water signs warning of the reptilian namesake). Stunning area - the Herring Road, White Fort and then beautiful North Berwick. Back to the castle remains and talk of Reivers.

Good condition 24th Jun 2018  13:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Started at the track by Writerspath Burn and followed it up to the entrance to the windfarm where there is a info board. Doubled back to followed a track up to the trig.

Good condition 25th Feb 2018  15:24  by coinea

Gridref: NT 65323 65542   FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Route as Jon Glew. Great views although vast numbers of wind turbines visible belonging to Aikangill and Crystal Rig windfarms.

S7141 Spartleton

Slightly damaged 18th Oct 2017  10:47  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Misty at the top but still an enjoyable ascent and an area I'd like to explore more closely some day.

Good condition 18th Oct 2017  10:01  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 65322 65550   FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From the S, path running up SW side Nettles Cleugh then steep direct route over heather and dying bracken. Pillar has several fractures plastered and painted over and with salts leaching out. Original top cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP6092©jonglew
Soider TP6092©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6092©jonglew

Good condition 17th Oct 2017  15:24  by mntainman

Gridref: NT 65325 65546   FB Number: BS7141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 65322 65542   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also a Marilyn summit

Good condition 2nd Jun 2016  18:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I had been eyeing this one for a while and proved easier than I thought. Followed the Herring road from the minor road west of the hill then the stone track (not shown on my Landranger) to the pillar. Impressive views spoiled slightly by the sea of turbines soon to be joined by a new wind farm around the Wester Dod pillar. Pillar in great condition and appears to have received a new white coat by an anonymous visitor since the last log. Well done.


Slightly damaged 21st Jan 2015  14:00  by Mtb Innerwick Stravaiger

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Been up here a good few times & love the scenery, wild camped here at the summit last June, stunning sunset & sunrise.

Spartleton ©Mtb Innerwick Stravaiger
Spartleton Moontan Bikers View

Slightly damaged 1st Jan 2014  11:40  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 65324 65542   FB Number: S7141  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Falling to bits at the top surface now. Claggy day which means you cannot see the sodding wind farms. The hill has aquired a road up it since my last visit.

Spartleton ©fasgadh
Spartleton Damaged top.©fasgadh
Spartleton ©fasgadh

Good condition 27th Jul 2013  18:15  by blackboot29

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

Walk on good paths

Slightly damaged 20th May 2012  16:40  by KevP

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Climbed hill from east where bridge takes rough track over Whiteadder water. I left this track and followed animal tracks up by Writerspath Burn. However, I then found that a vehicle track not shown on the maps now goes all the way to the summit from just below Ling Rig. So a vehicle track now exists from the end of the tarmac road to the summit (and beyond!) The trig is breaking apart, lots of cracks and loads of damage and loose bits on the top face. Looks like it needs glueing together with something. Gave it an 8 as fantastic sunny views (also I sort of liked the wind farm.)

Spartleton trig Top of trig crumbling away.

Slightly damaged 8th Mar 2011  13:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

What wind farm? Lol. Breezy one up top, scared up many grouse on the way. Damage to top face of trig, spalled surface and corner.


Good condition 21st Mar 2010  12:18  by Fester

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Decent views if you ignore the wind farm..which you can`t..!

Good condition 4th Nov 2009  16:28  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 65324 65546   FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant little hill, shame about the windmills.

Spartleton Arrived there at dusk.
Spartleton Location and cap.
Spartleton The FB.

Good condition 11th Jul 2009  16:09  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From the south on dry clear morning with lovely views of Bass Rock.

Good condition 11th Apr 2009  13:40  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 65322 65541   FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and up to date photographs. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces 174 south. East sighting hole open. Views include Cheviot, Dirrington Great Law, Sayers Law, Scald Law, Allermuir Hill, Arthurs Seat, West Lomond, East Lomond, Largo Law, North Berwick Law, Cocklaw Hill.

S7141 - Spartleton pillar & FB

Slightly damaged 22nd Nov 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Top eroded, sides cracked. Metal cap, deep letters. From W, steep climb then track leads most of way to summit. Largeish cairn. Fine view.

Good condition 7th Jan 2007  12:30  by andyc

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A beautiful crisp January day out. Today really reminded me why I love trig pointing. Spartleton is an excellent day out.

Firth of Forth
Flush Bracket

Good condition 6th Dec 2006  19:48  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I'm Spartleton!...I'm Spartleton!

Good condition 17th May 2004  09:23  by mm0ant

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent view and an easy climb from the south east end car park. Took a radio up for some SOTA operation. Nice visit, spent aver two hours up there.

Trig point close up. Clearly showing S7141 on the TP.©mm0ant
Farmer drifted by and set lite to the ground cover, While we were there! A nice view of smoke and hills!©mm0ant

Good condition 23rd Aug 2003  13:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 65332 65571   FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wasps everywhere, nest in cairn? Windfarm beng built to the north. Heather in full bloom.

Good condition 8th Mar 2003  00:00  by agentmancuso

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

Not Logged 12th Jan 2002  12:20  by Sandman

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

Good condition 2nd Sep 2000  13:26  by arranc

Gridref: NT 65300 65500   FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 18th Feb 2000  12:00  by peregrinus

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

good steep hill, wide view; Gamelshiel Castle a fragment of stonework only. No trig details noted.

Not Logged 1st Jan 2000  06:17  by Chalky

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

Good condition 19th Aug 1997  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Small chunk out of top corner.


Good condition 5th Jan 1996  13:20  by vegibagger

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Friend Anne says other friend Marjorie wants to come with us. Higher along road toward Spartleton its clear hills in cloud with snow patches. marjorie panics. Won't come on hill and refuses to be left in car while Anne and I scale hill. With good grace but dissappointment Anne agrees to drive M 12 miles back down road where she can get a bus and return for me in an hour. I trudge on up alone

Good condition 15th Apr 1991  14:01  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 17th August 1952 costing 16.1s.3d. In 1953 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT86/T23 in the Berwick secondary block. Like several others in the area, flush bracket S7141 was never levelled for height. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in July 1989.

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