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TP6531 - Tor Wood
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Tor WoodNS77/T7NS77T007282549.40684739.78106.8593PILLAR01/06/1947101/07/1964N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 14210th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.88/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Jul 1990
Was Last logged: 23rd Mar 2020

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

All were within 24m
The average error was 6m
1 was exact

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Good condition 23rd Mar 2020  15:25  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked near the entrance of the sub station. They are now on to the next phase of there project so no access was granted along the track of the sub station. Might get better luck of a weekend when no one is about. Had to go fence hoping in the end.

Good condition 8th Sep 2019  10:38  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took sub station route. Robot security guard near white portacabin scared the life out of me. Very loud siren and man with a Belfast accent shouting ‘warning, warning, your prescience has been noted, the police and owner have been informed’. Ignored it with a right to roam attitude to discover you had to get over my favourite a barbed wire fence to bag the trig! Spotted some workmen high up on plyons near by.

Tor Wood selfie ©thejackrustles
Tor Wood collage ©thejackrustles

Good condition 2nd Jan 2019  15:45  by campagvelocet

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Easy to access. Sun setting behind the substation made for an interesting backdrop.

Good condition 29th Dec 2018  14:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Building work now completed. Straightforward access from the electric substation gate.


Good condition 22nd Nov 2018  09:25  by Sealf4

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

I had big planbs for today which came to nought as my clutch went and I spent the day (after visiting this pillar) waiting for the breakdown then being relayed home. I parked at NS838851 at the end of the track goes up to Torwood Castle. Floowed track through plantation then walked across field to pillar. Easy to find due to proximity to pylon line and substation. Posssibly themost poorly situated pillar I have visited although it was here before all the electrifications. Walk enlivened by visit to Tappoch Broch and Torwood castle

Good condition 3rd Oct 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NS 82551 84740   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Farmer kindly allowed me to park in his yard - NS824852

Good condition 9th Aug 2016  14:52  by Cootking

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Substation construction in full swing - instead of wildlife rich walk through old bing and hop over fence it's now round the outside of the big fence, over walls and electrified fences, past lorries and excavators - not enjoyable. Trig well buried in long grass under power lines.

Moorland side
Substation side
Flush bracket

Good condition 15th Apr 2016  11:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 4th May 2015  15:50  by Tamtane

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I had decided to follow what other loggers have done and walk up the electricity sub-station road but as I arrived there were large signs mentioning an upgrade of the sub-station being in progress. There is a new access road, lots of porta-cabins and construction equipment. A security guard appeared and asked what I was up to and then turned me back. Next I tried asking the farm next door (Langlands) for access and this time was successful. The farmer allowed me to drive right up the track which ends roughly 5 metres NNE of the trig. The final walk to the pillar was extremely wet. Althought the trig has good views of the Ochils this is not a particularly nice spot due to the massive pylons for the Beauly-Denny line towering overhead and the construction noise coming from the sub-station.

Looking from the trig towards the Ochils. Lots of pylons around the trig spoil this spot however.

Good condition 12th Jan 2013  14:12  by geezagoal

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spotted about 1/2 mile out so no probs finding. By the looks of it a new forestry work has opened near by.Good view eastwards but the pylons spoil the other directions.


Good condition 30th Dec 2011  10:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NS 82549 84740   FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed track to El Sub and jumped short wall short walk to trig

Good condition 24th Apr 2011  19:59  by Border Peat

Gridref: NS 82552 84733   FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up track electricy station then climbed wall into field more gorse bushes S3599©Border Peat

Good condition 14th Sep 2010  14:42  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NS 82552 84739   FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cap filled with only the Northern sight open - she seems to have been shored-up around the other three base faces. X marks the spot for this BSM pillar, sat below crossing electricity lines... the wind, smirry rain and electrics caused a glorious HUM! A neat predated furball sat in one of the rings too! :-) One wee word of warning.. there is a flimsy cover over a water-filled pit at the right of the gate on the minor road!

Tor Wood ..X marks the spot.. HUMMMM :D

Good condition 8th Sep 2010  13:53  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 82550 84742   FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition pillar situated under some humming electricity pylons. Cap missing with asphalt plug, FB faces north-ish, with north-ish sighthole open only. Views very hemmed in all round except north which were reasonable given the lack of altitude. Easy walk to the pillar from the main road along the substation tracks. Saw some deer.

Not Logged 6th Sep 2010  15:03  by pricklyangelduo

FB Number: 3599  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 24th Jul 2008  16:25  by Sandman

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

Good condition 23rd Dec 2007  19:34  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NS 82552 84737   FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It always feels a bit eerie passing so close to the hum of an electrical station. The pitch dark didn't help this, but it was still easy enough to find the pillar.

Good condition 22nd Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, rough rushy pasture just N of El Sub Sta (that ubiquitous Mexican …). BSM style FB.

Good condition 20th Jun 2007  19:01  by andyc

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Possibly Britain's most Electrified trig?

Good condition 16th Jul 2006  15:15  by coinea

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access round side of locked gates. Cattle grazing in field.

Good condition 27th Nov 2005  10:46  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar is in a field under a pylon line, best reached by access road to electric sub station

Pillar and plate.

Good condition 20th Aug 2005  16:49  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 82552 84734   FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar VGC. Spider plugged with tar/resin blob. Flush bracket faces 38°,NE. Front sighting hole open, others plugged. Grazing land. Under pylon line. Views to Ben Vorlich, Dumyat, Ben Cleugh etc. Built 4th February 1946. Tertiary station in Block NS77, Glasgow. Photographed 20/08/2005, GRP.

S3599 - Tor Wood Montage

Good condition 5th Jun 2005  20:30  by blueboots

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Locked gate a pain (literally) - Walked through stingy nettles in my shorts as a result.

Tor Wood

Good condition 8th Oct 2004  18:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NS 82555 84716   FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Track is now blocked by a nedproof gate. This can be passed by a bushwhack. The track passes a lot of electricity stuff including piles of insulators. Pillar is under a rat's nest of cables and pylons. Concrete plug repalacement.

Tor Wood The gate
Tor Wood Metal
Tor Wood Below the pylons
Tor Wood Trig

Good condition 9th Jan 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Jul 1990  15:31  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3599  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed 4th February 1946 costing £8.3s.6d. In 1947 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NS77/T7 in the Glasgow secondary block. Flush bracket S3599 was levelled for height in 1964. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in August 1984. Langlands by Denny. Almost under a pylon line. Will revisit with a camera and GPS (whats that?) in 15 years time.

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