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TP6317 - Tap Of Noth
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S7136
OSGB36 Station :
NJ45/9
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6317
County :
Grampian Region
Nearest town :
HUNTLY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Tap Of NothNJ45/9NJ45S009348410.32829305.67563.8802PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

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There are 27 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 437th with 15 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.28/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Jul 1992
Was Last found intact: 4th Jan 2019
Was Last logged: 13th Jan 2019

Of the 36 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 98m
The average error was 22m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 13th Jan 2019  00:04  by MSW91

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


Good condition 4th Jan 2019  10:50  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NJ 48410 29306   FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice walk up but steep and great view


Good condition 31st Oct 2018  10:38  by Sandrax2

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



Good condition 26th Oct 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NJ 48411 29298   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Sep 2018  00:00  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.


Good condition 10th Sep 2018  17:35  by tummelv

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

Found whilst geocaching, didn't hang about as very windy and rain showers not far away!


Good condition 25th Jul 2017  20:10  by Chalky

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Spider centre open no cap or plug,well preserved hill fort.


Good condition 12th Jul 2017  15:03  by vgiorgio

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tap o' Noth ©vgiorgio


Not Logged 3rd Oct 2016  07:35  by John.T.Philip

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


Good condition 16th May 2016  13:08  by Border Peat

Gridref: NJ 48450 29350   FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

windy but clear


Good condition 14th Mar 2016  18:20  by Sealf4

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Just missed the sunset from the trig point. This was my third trig today on way hime from the west. Mused that it would be a good view point for the aurora and just before logging this saw previous person logged had been up on 31/12/15 when there was a good showing later

Tap o Noth Just missed capturing the sun going down by 5 minutes.©Sealf4


Good condition 31st Dec 2015  18:49  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

What a way to end 2015, lovely path all the way to the trig so very suitable for a nighttime excursion - not too cold or windy too, shame I missed the Northern lights think I was a wee bit too early.

Tap of Noth Collage ©thejackrustles
Charlie at the trigpoint ©thejackrustles


Good condition 26th Jul 2015  14:06  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NJ 48410 29306   FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Log #182. Very enjoyable walk from public car park, just off the Cabrach road. Quite a prominent hill, seems to be just plopped in the middle of the landscape. The base of the pillar is very exposed, but looks to be no problems with leaning. The pillar is in good condition, but has had a plaque celebrating a local Girl Guides group's centenary affixed to the east face. The cap is missing too. Going by the very handy viewfinder displayed at the base of the fort, views are easily in excess of 30km. Fantastic hill. [ExP-149/MiP-3/Rev-2/BM-12/IS-13/Other-3]

FB
Looking down into Rhynie
Cap missing, looking over towards Ben Rinnes.
Pillar


Slightly damaged 31st Jul 2014  12:15  by Flo5sie

Gridref: NJ 48400 29300   FB Number: S7136  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Hill is called the 'Tap o' Noth' both locally and on the OS map. Splendid view from the top! a steady climb from 350m to trig point (563m). Good path from car park at NJ 480284. Vitrified Fort on the top with wells, used to be used as a fire look out point in the summers. Amazing views to Bennachie, Ben Rinnes, The Buck and possible to see the outline of the Moray and North East coast. Worth climbing.

Tap o' Noth Walking with The Rhynie Women, foraging for fruit and salads for local projects©Flo5sie


Good condition 14th Dec 2013  15:07  by BigJ

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

At one end of an ancient fort complex. Good views all round.


Good condition 14th Dec 2013  15:06  by nozzer

Gridref: NJ 48412 29297   FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 22nd Sep 2013  14:00  by ger

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

Hill bagging.


Good condition 28th Apr 2012  13:20  by trigem

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views all around, still some snow on the summit.

©trigem


Good condition 20th Dec 2011  14:21  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Never mind plaques, putting a trig pillar here, on the walls of the fort was an act of vandalism. This is one that I would not mind disappearing, if it were not for the fact that moving it would do even worse damage. Unfortunately it is undercut and likely to fall. Great viewpoint however and I can understand the surveyors desire to use the hill. Hopefully the wind farmers can be kept at bay, but don't hold your breath.

Tap o\' Noth The hill©fasgadh


Good condition 10th Sep 2011  16:10  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I think it's worthwhile doing a circuit of the ramparts to be sure of bagging the hill.

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker


Not Logged 26th Jun 2010  15:00  by egtonio

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


Good condition 31st May 2010  06:48  by g4wsb

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great views from here.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 28th May 2010  15:30  by ProSpec

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in car park at NJ 48047 28419, then followed footpath to summit. Had a walk along ridge to Hill of Noth. Good views.


Good condition 23rd May 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, no cap or plug. On SW rampart of hillfort. Also visited Hill of Noth: heathery tramp but the highest point on LR29 !


Good condition 2nd Oct 2007  13:37  by Africajim

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This is my personal favourite trig, nice walk up to the top, interesting fort remains to examine and the trig standing out at the edge of the fort. Beautiful views all around.

Erosion around base of trig but reasonably good condition


Good condition 1st Jul 2006  03:35  by thehaggishunter

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Came up whilst doing Cache O Noth - Was windy!!


Good condition 25th Jun 2006  14:55  by Jango & Boba Fett

Gridref: NJ 48411 29306   FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Pillar is set on a concrete plinth on the rampart of the vitrified hill fort. Good condition although OS top plug is missing.

Top of trig pillar
The Trig Pillar


Good condition 20th May 2005  15:05  by Drumlin

Gridref: NJ 48331 29364   FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Tap o'Noth is the second highest hill fort in Scotland and, as well as offering the opportunity to muse on why it exists, it affords wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.


Good condition 24th Feb 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisited to photograph. And again no views - cloud came down as I was going up.

S7136
S7136
S7136


Good condition 20th Aug 2004  13:00  by Particle

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


Good condition 20th Jun 2004  12:41  by arranc

Gridref: NJ 48400 29300   FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 26th Jul 2003  06:34  by senrabyar

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Sep 2002  14:57  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7136  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Known as Tap o' Noth, the OS official name for this station is TAP OF NOTH. Pillar in good condition and secure, albeit seemingly balancing on the edge. Spider retained OS boss (stolen since 17/09/02) with cast raised wide font. Flush bracket faces south east. Easy walk from car park or 3 hours walk from Huntly. Remains of ancient fort on summit, info on net. Photographed [GRP]17thSept2002.

S7136 TP & FB. Secure, but balancing on the edge.
Stolen Item! Thief beware. Item identifiable from markings shown in photo!


Not Logged 26th Dec 2001  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - fine hill, 2nd highest hillfort in Sc, vitrified walls


Good condition 25th Aug 1996  12:00  by iainmac

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


Good condition 15th Jul 1992  10:30  by Bridgeman

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

Short morning walk up from car park to south.



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