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TP6394 - The Kip
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
The KipNT72/31NT72S031378601.75630980.29229.0842PILLAR01/06/1957101/06/1971N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6435th with 126 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.38/10 (from 24 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th Jul 1993
Was Last found intact: 21st Oct 2019
Was Last logged: 9th Dec 2019

Of the 24 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 9m
The average error was 3m
1 was exact

Linton Hill Linton Hill agentmancuso agentmancuso CJO CJO caroleengel caroleengel senrabyar senrabyar wrose wrose Clochandighter Clochandighter Analoguesat Analoguesat Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy The Kip The Kip [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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The Kip

The Kip
The Kip
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By Nick&Rosie
By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 9th Dec 2019  20:44  by Old-hortus

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

Good condition 21st Oct 2019  11:00  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7881  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Next up after the Softlaw Berntsen. Easy to reach - up the water track until the sharp right turn. That only leads to a locked compound, so enter field on right, unplanted headland on this visit. At the far corner there is a wooden fence at a gap in the electric fence. Faint path to summit and trig, outside the bloody fence for once. Good views today.

The Kip ©fasgadh
The Kip ©fasgadh
The Kip ©fasgadh

Good condition 22nd Sep 2019  12:38  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Two locked gates and an electric fence but got there in the end. Deer spotted in the wood next to the walk up to the reservoir.

Good condition 18th Jan 2019  12:49  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7831  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Second of 8 bags today, second locked gate to negotiate. Bit of fence hopping required to get to the TP. Two deer spotted running away from the TP as we approached. Fantastic views W to the Eildons.

View North
View East
View West with Rosie
View South

Good condition 17th Aug 2018  17:25  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 78602 30980   FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Blimey - a GR that agrees fully with the OS - a rarity!

The Kip The trigpoint and the summer veg. One sight hole open facing SSE.
The Kip The FB, faces WSW, paint makes it difficult to read.
The Kip OS cap with deeply indented letters.

Good condition 21st Sep 2017  16:26  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bit of an obstacle course to get to (no electric fence, though). Trig was swamped in a thicket of rosebay willowherb when I arrived so a bit of gardening with my boots was in order.

The Kip ©paulxtr

Good condition 30th Jul 2016  12:45  by Mickandkim

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk up broad field boundary only one electric fence

Good condition 15th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 78603 30976   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Thankfully not in Resr compound

Good condition 12th Oct 2015  10:28  by wrose

Gridref: NT 78601 30978   FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S7381 The Kip Pillar.
S7381 The Kip Flush Bracket.
S7381 The Kip Plug.

Good condition 18th Apr 2015  14:09  by CJO

Gridref: NT 78600 30978   FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

all intact. Walked upto water reservoir and followed field edge

The Kip

Good condition 13th Apr 2015  18:50  by Borderer

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Best route is through the plantation, stick close to the compound fence which is relatively clear of vegetation.


Good condition 29th Apr 2013  14:11  by Bri

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

Good condition 26th May 2012  16:45  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 6th Mar 2011  12:31  by Analoguesat

Gridref: NT 78602 30979   FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Almost 2 years from the last logged visit & to be honest Im not surprised this one isnt visited more often - its a sod to get to once you reach the end of the track despite the trig only being 30 yards from the gate across the end of the track at the water board compound. Be prepared for dense conifers on the clockwise route round the fence. However its a pleasant enough spot once you reach the top of the hill with extensive views in most directions. Safe parking on the verge 200 yards NW along the road from the end of the access track

The Kip Not much paint left on it compared to the earlier pics.

Good condition 2nd Jul 2009  17:05  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 78595 30974   FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

An absolute swine. Charging cattle, razor wire, barbed wire, electric fences, thigh high nettles, in roughly that order.

Good condition 2nd Mar 2009  09:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk up from lane.Pillar just outside resevoir complex.Nice views.

Good condition 6th Apr 2008  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

nice little spot

Good condition 21st Mar 2008  17:29  by coinea

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Mar 2008  17:26  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 78601 30978   FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar VGC, just outside fortified resr compound. Spider retains OS plug with deep indented lettering. RHS sight hole open others plugged. FB faces 251 WSW. Historically Secondary Station NT72/31. Pillar completed 10th March 1953. Follow mapped track almost to locked gates of resr compound. Electric and barbed fencing surround the field to the right of compound gate. Easiest option is clockwise around compound, fighting through conifers. Only suitable parking nearby is in the entrance of the access track which means blocking it for the duration of your visit. Views partially blocked by conifers but still able to see from trig to Monylaws, Camp Hill, Longknowe Hill, Cheviot, Staerough Hill, Linton Hill, Morebattle Hill, Bank Hill, Rubers Law, Peniel Heugh, Eildon Mid Hill. Revisited 21/03/2008, GRP.

S7381 - The Kip pillar & FB

Good condition 13th Nov 2007  17:38  by senrabyar

Gridref: NT 78602 30977   FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Aug 2007  12:20  by andyc

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Whatever you do don't visit this one in Summer after heavy rain. Or you will get very very wet indeed!

Good condition 22nd Jul 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Shalllow shrinkage-type cracks else vgc. Metal cap deep letters. In Rosebay willowherb just outside resr compound, decent view.

Good condition 24th Apr 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fortunately its just outside the reservoirs razor topped wire.


Good condition 13th Jul 1993  14:00  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7381  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th March 1953 costing 16.17s.0d. In 1957 this marker was computed for triangulation as secondary station NT72/31 in the Jedburgh secondary block. Flush bracket S7381 was levelled for height in 1971. Last maintained by the OS in September 1986. SITE VISIT: That hideous fence came after my visit. As Iain says, luckily the trig is outside.

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