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TP6131 - St Kilda
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Western Isles

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
St KildaPP486PP4869969.66900033.90376.4281PILLAR01/06/1957201/06/1957A0REPORTED TO BE IN POOR CONDITION

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked 1st (more).
Has a mean score of 9.77/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th May 2003
Was Last logged: 20th Jul 2018

Of the 26 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 45m
The average error was 11m
2 were exact

An Campar An Campar Claigeann Mor Claigeann Mor Mullach Mor Mullach Mor Mullach Sgar Mullach Sgar Na h-Eagan Na h-Eagan Clash na Bearnaich Clash na Bearnaich West End of Base West End of Base Conachair Conachair East End of Base East End of Base Oiseval Oiseval Dobunnis Dobunnis fergie fergie g4wsb g4wsb ger ger Pharisee Pharisee moote moote Noggin the Nog Noggin the Nog jonglew jonglew arranc arranc St Kilda St Kilda [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 20th Jul 2018  13:15  by painterman61

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

What can you say about this one rough swell on crossing mist broke on the summit spectacular views from the trig. Left my walking poles at the national trust shop its a job to go back for them!

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
top fb ©painterman61
Sitting on the no1 trig ©painterman61

Good condition 17th Jul 2018  10:50  by plet56

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

Good condition 4th Jul 2018  13:00  by Moacky

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Descended to this one from the summit.Bits of cloud drifting around the stacks to add atmosphere. Bucket list tick.


Good condition 28th May 2018  14:17  by g4wsb

Gridref: NA 09977 00017   FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

MV CUMA good trip and company all day stay. SOTA GM/SI-098 then down to trig, not possible to activate both at same time.


Good condition 17th Sep 2017  20:00  by ger

Gridref: NA 09977 00019   FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Tall stone built pillar - spider has OS metal cap - good views of Dun & the sea.

Good condition 17th Sep 2017  19:35  by jonglew

Gridref: NA 09973 00035   FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Tempting to give this one a 10! It must be the trig of trigs for locations. Lovely stone-built pillar located 200m due south of the island summit - and cannot be seen from the summit. Oddly the OS installed a trig rivet at the summit at the same time, so not an afterthought as I'd imagined it might have been. Original top cap is retained with raised lettering; all sight holes open.

Pillar TP6131©jonglew
Spider TP6131 - St Kilda©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6131 - St Kilda©jonglew

Good condition 30th May 2017  13:19  by Noggin the Nog

Gridref: NA 09970 00034   FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Couldn't find it 20th May 2017  13:10  by arranc

Gridref: NA 10000 00000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 8/10

Good condition 11th Aug 2015  12:45  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

St Kilda ©monkeydestructor
Cairn at top of hill ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 29th Jul 2015  15:00  by Bourne

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

Good condition 7th Jun 2015  13:10  by sarahdal

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 17th Sep 2014  15:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Arrived on St Kilda to camp for 2 nights and bag Dun, Soay and Boreray. Spent the afternoon bagging 6 of Hirta's 8 TUMPs.

Good condition 24th Nov 2013  13:15  by vegibagger

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

this has to be the trig with the most spectacular view in Britain. A visit to be cherished long into the depths of the memory banks.

near THE most spectacular trig viewpoint conachair summit with Boreray and stacs©vegibagger
THE most spectacular trig viewpoint ©vegibagger

Good condition 24th Nov 2013  13:15  by Chalky

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Return visit to this outpost trig in the company of fellow triggers Vegibagger and Richtee.

Good condition 7th Sep 2012  14:07  by sky high boys

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Could there really be any other score? Rough crossing on the way with most people reacquainting themselves with their breakfast. Beautiful sunny day on arrival and the whole archipelago was just as stunning and dramatic as had been anticipated. Did a tour of the tops with the smile never leaving my face :) Mega mega mega! Smooth ride home including a sail round Boreray and the stacks. Kilda Cruises highly recommended. Do it folks, or you'll regret it!

Quality gig

Not Logged 11th Jun 2012  15:00  by fergie

Gridref: NA 09959 00042   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

On a day trip fom Leverburgh, beautiful day with avery smooth crossing. Got 5hours ashore. Loved it and will need to go back

St Kilda Getting close to the edge. Me in the picture, was with Robert Downie and Margarette Turnbull©fergie

Good condition 25th May 2012  12:56  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

It's funny the emotional energies we sometimes expend, just to take a wee ride in a boat and then go for a walk up a hill. I was lucky enough to get here on my first time of asking, though I met another, who on his fourth attempt finally managed to make the crossing. Standing next to the pillar in the beaming sunlight and looking down over Village Bay a heavy load of anxiety and stress I'd been harbouring for days suddenly lifted off me. To me, and I'm sure many others, this is THE trig to get to, and to have been able to log it in perfect conditions is all that I could have ever wished for.

Village Bay seen from the trig

Good condition 22nd May 2011  11:22  by Chixverbil

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

NTS work party 11 May - 25 May 2011. Marooned for 11 days due to Atlantic swell, but weather generally good throughout.

Village 'aerial' view from below trig.

Good condition 14th Sep 2009  07:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Stone-built trig with GPS plaque some distance S of true summit.Spider intact. Reached the summit just as the sun appeared over an invertion with Boreary & the stacs standing clear in isolation --- amazing. Previously visited this true outpost of the British Isles 02,03 & 04/06/02 & 16/05/06 no trig details noted.

Good condition 15th Apr 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

vgc, stonebuilt, metal cap, wide raised letters, also GPS plaque. Daytrip with kildacruises: we first summited Dun which is superb. 4 days previously we summited Boreray which is even better. Also found the other Hirta trig (bolt) - on Claigeann Mor. The OS trig archive lists 2 other trigs in square NA0900: Conachair (rivet) and Mullach Mor (bolt)

Trig, Village Bay, Dun
Trig + Oiseval
Trig + Mullach Bi

Good condition 21st Jun 2008  13:40  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Inverness-shire. A major goal achieved in getting here. It has been on the wish list for years. The whole place is unique, unlike any other Scottish island. The approach to Conachair and the descent leave you open to regular attacks from Great Skuas at this time of year. The number of nesting pairs is still on the increase, there weren't any before 1968. Plug with raised lettering.

Conachair trig point. ©Bergfuehrer

Good condition 22nd Jun 2007  13:50  by Dobunnis

Gridref: NA 09968 00028   FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

What a great place... shame it was so misty that we could not see more than 10-15 metres. Without our GPSr and mapping we would have got lost but we just had to come and see the most remote trig point in the UK!

Helen at the trig point
The flush bracket

Good condition 22nd Jun 2007  13:50  by moote

Gridref: NA 09970 00034   FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Well a trig does not have a cacher see it for ages, then 6 all turn up at once :-) Found with a motley crew of cachers whilst visiting St. Kilda

Good condition 22nd Jun 2007  13:30  by Pharisee

Gridref: NA 09971 00030   FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Had to be done, despite the Warden's advice not to try it. Pity the visibility was so poor, it would probably have been a perfect 10. Clambered up here with Moote, the T-Girls, The Golem & Simply Paul.

The trig point ©Pharisee
The data ©Pharisee

Good condition 22nd Jun 2007  13:13  by Simply Paul

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

A hell of a climb up from sea level, in the mist, but the GPSrs brought us straight to it, and kept us well away from the 1000ft+ cliffs. Trig in fine shape and must have out of this world views when the cloud level isn't 700ft lower than it is. The only trig I've ever logged, so you know it must have been good!

There are wonderful views. Apparently.

Good condition 6th May 2003  21:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8820  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

vgc; below & 200m S of summit (doubtless to view Village); stonebuilt; metal cap; raised wide letters. OS info (2002) states "NONE Former FB S8820" but FB S8820 still present 6/5/03 c.40cm above base, seen by RHW & C Upson. Summit has the lower 40cm of a pillar apparently built to similar design. 25k map shows a trig symbol here, also "SD"; was a sun dial - see, taken by Ian Mitchell on 24th July 1969. 25k map also shows a trig symbol on Claigeann Mor, NF087989, on S side of island, but I couldn't spot anything (presumably is or was a bolt there). We went over on the MV Cuma - in a Force 7! Planned a more leisurely exploration the next day but the weather got worse :-(. Ought to score 10 if they'd only remove that wretched MoD clutter - amazing archipelago.

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