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TP6380 - The Faither
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
The FaitherHU46/T12HU46T012425495.621185434.33107.2893PILLAR01/06/1961201/06/1961L0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5th with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 9.00/10 (from 8 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Sep 2010
Was Last logged: 26th Jun 2015

Of the 8 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

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

coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter martine41 martine41 edfielden edfielden The Faither The Faither [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 26th Jun 2015  11:54  by coinea

Gridref: HU 25493 85421   FB Number: 10440  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 26th Jun 2015  11:47  by Clochandighter

Gridref: HU 25493 85430   FB Number: 10440  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 17th September 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T12 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSE. Parked at road end, Heylor, HU283816. Bagged in conjunction with White Grunafirth. The long inter pillar route was fairly easy, following quad tracks and feint paths most of the way. Several lochans to negotiate around but not difficult. Open grassy peninsula. Pillar in good condition. Spider has older OS cap with shallow engraved letters which possibly originated at Ronas Hill. FB faces WNW, ~292°. Vented through SW sight hole. Full 360° panoramic view. Dive bombed by several different pairs of great skuas (bonxies) enroute. Returned to Heylor via The Cupps. The householder at Boatsgeo explained that the ancient ruins on the peninsula were his greatgrandfather's fishing lodge.

10440 - The Faither & GRP
10440 - The Faither pillar & FB

Good condition 4th Jun 2013  14:00  by Chalky

FB Number: 10440  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Old cream paint job , spider centre cap with indented lettering.

Good condition 28th May 2013  05:45  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10440  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Metal cap, shallow letters, first encountered on Shetland. From S, parking 1km before farm. Last mile some bog but superb moorland walking. Skuas both species but no aggression today. Sea stack and cliff scenery just to NE is superb and well worth the extra short walk.

Montaged by Jon Rouse

Good condition 26th Sep 2012  15:09  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 25497 85435   FB Number: 10440  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Having bagged White Grunafirth (TP6879) I walked the 3.44 miles to The Faither via the ruined farmsteads of Sannions and Sumra. Tumpy grass/moorland with many hidden wet patches. Pillar sits on a small grassy high point; FB faces WNW; SSW sighthole open, all others plugged; metal cap with thin shallow embossed letters. Worth the effort for the views across Ronas Voe and up the west coast of northern Northmavine with its very impressive red cliffs and sea stacks. Also got a glimpse of Uyea island (connected by its tidal sandbar) where there is a bolt (TP8190). Much else was lost in haze. After a good rest at the pillar I walked the 3.42 miles back to the car at Heylor, the haze clearing suddenly en route.

10440 - Pillar Looking ESE across Ronas Voe to Ronas Hill ©edfielden
10440 - Pillar Looking WSW towards Muckle Ossa and Little Ossa ©edfielden
10440 - Top ©edfielden
10440 - Flush bracket Cropped from wider photograph ©edfielden
10440 - Trig pose! Looking E towards Valla Kames and Lang Ayre ©edfielden
View NE Showing Uyea; Ramna Stacks visible in distance ©edfielden

Good condition 4th Sep 2011  18:36  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 10440  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I approached this trig pillar along the coast from the south, passing by some very interesting coastal scenery along the way. The view east on arriving at the trig across to Lang Ayre and Ronas Hill was, by no exaggeration, absolutely breathtaking. There was not a single sign of human habitation in the whole landscape. I returned inland, past the numerous lochs to Tingon farm and then followed the track back to Hamnavoe, just in time to get to Johnnie Notions Böd for a great sunset.

Lang Ayre and Ronas Hill
The trig and Ronas Voe

Good condition 29th Apr 2011  11:55  by martine41

Gridref: HU 25495 85436   FB Number: 10440  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A fantastic day of sunny weather, interesting scenery in every direction, one of Britain's most remote inhabited islands - Foula, Shetland's highest hill, Eshaness lighthouse, 250m high sea cliffs, hares, skuas, geese, etc. Has to be one of the top 10 views in Shetland on a day like this.

View SSW Trig Point, Eshaness Light and Foula
View SSW Eshaness Light, island of Foula©martine41
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View East Da Lang Ayre and 250m high cliffs from the trig point.©martine41

Good condition 12th Sep 2010  10:00  by Swalastova

FB Number: 10440  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Started from Tingon. Easy walking along coast with good views of Muckle Ossa, Lang Ayre and Ronas Voe (Ronas Hill obscured by mist).

Muckle Ossa behind the trig ©Swalastova
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Looking north east, Ramna Stacks just visible

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