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TP6533 - Torfichen Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Torfichen HillNT48/T38NT48T038333633.73653262.81460.5523PILLAR01/06/1943201/06/1959N0

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There are 19 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1945th with 24 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.50/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Jun 1985
Was Last logged: 10th Jun 2019

Of the 18 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 14m
The average error was 6m
The closest was 1m

Tathieknowe Tathieknowe agentmancuso agentmancuso Clochandighter Clochandighter caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea Boys from the Dyes Boys from the Dyes asbown asbown BigJ BigJ fasgadh fasgadh Torfichen Hill Torfichen Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 10th Jun 2019  17:30  by asbown

Gridref: NT 33635 53264   FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Followed the fence from opposite the wind farm entrance.

Slightly damaged 10th Dec 2016  11:45  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

revisited from pass to ne, en route to the slightly higher 468m summit

Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2015  12:08  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 33632 53272   FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked at entrance to wind farm. Followed county boundary to trig but picked up the gravel track from a pond on the way back. Landed me along the road a bit but it gives good access.

Slightly damaged 10th Jul 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 33635 53257   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2015  18:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked at the entrance to the new wind farm on the B7007 and followed the fence opposite heading west to the pillar. Some handy quad bike tracks to walk in for most of the way. Lovely spring evening for the walk which took about an hour for the round trip.


Slightly damaged 10th Mar 2012  13:49  by coinea

Gridref: NT 33634 53259   FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

S3082 Torfichen Hill.

Slightly damaged 10th Mar 2012  13:48  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 33633 53259   FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Third visit. Parked west verge on road bend at NT348543. Followed the county boundary to pillar. Pillar with frost damage to top but otherwise in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces 327 NW. Vented through SE sight hole. Extensive long views include: Dundreich, Scald Law, Allermuir Hill, Braid Hills, Arthurs Seat, West Lomond, East Lomond, North Berwick Law, Traprain Law, Lammer Law, Carcant Hill.

S3082 - Torfichen Hill & GRP
S3082 - Torfichen Hill pillar & FB

Slightly damaged 12th Feb 2011  12:41  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 33630 53259   FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Came up as the crow flies, from the surface block to the SE. Returned via the gravel track that skirts the southern slope of Broad Law, meeting the road a couple of hundred yards up.

Slightly damaged 18th Jan 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

top screed slightly damaged, metal cap, shallow letters, N side of fence at summit. Tussocky grass. From SE, 347523, Scotways path crosses high on s slopes, but access from this path is hard work. Nice view.

Slightly damaged 29th Mar 2008  11:48  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 30th Dec 2006  12:30  by andyc

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Hard slog over tussocky ground from the B7007 at the embankment to the SW. Had been a nice day but turned wet. The bonus however was a rainbow over the Pentlands.

Torfichen Hill
Torfichen Hill FB

Slightly damaged 22nd Jan 2006  15:01  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Grey day, far too mild for this time of year. When will winter begin?

Trig & Gladhouse Reservoir ©sky high boys

Slightly damaged 3rd Sep 2005  12:20  by Boys from the Dyes

Gridref: NT 33636 53259   FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Frost damage mainly to top, spider and flush bracket in good condition.

Pillar, flush bracket and spider.©Boys from the Dyes

Slightly damaged 8th Aug 2005  20:15  by gary

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Great weather, warm and sunny. Good breeze to keep the flies away. My first trig point for my new web site project, The Trig Point.

Torfichen Hill ©gary

Slightly damaged 7th Nov 2004  15:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 33645 53272   FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Imagination used to score it as the clag came in just before we got there. Great views of Edinburgh from the Southern Upland fault scarp earlier. Pillar is flaking with frost damage. Intact. Did a short round from the Blackhope track.

Torfichen Hill Metal
Torfichen Hill
Torfichen Hill

Slightly damaged 21st May 2003  13:38  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Pillar completed in September 1943. Tertiary station in Block NT48, Edinburgh. Pillar in good condition apart from the top, which appears to have been attacked by the frost. 25% of the pillar top is missing to a depth of 1cm. The spider is complete, the OS cap has shallow engraved font. The flush bracket faces north west. Torfichen Hill is on the northern edge of the Moorfoot Hills, fifteen miles south of Edinburgh. The trig pillar is just 1 metre inside Midlothian on open grazing moor. Can be accessed from any direction but the most obvious is from the B7007 to the east. Views to Pentland Hills, Edinburgh, Arthurs Seat, Fife/Lomond Hills, North Berwick Law (lined up with Garleton Hills) Traprain Law and Bowbeat Windfarm. Revisited and photographed 21/05/2003, GRP.

Trig Pillar.
Frost Damage.
View to Pentland Hills. Pillar aligned with Allermuir Hill, home to S3092.
Flush Bracket S3082. The last of twelve consecutively number flush brackets in this area. Sadly S3075 (Camphill Resr) is no more.

Slightly damaged 18th Apr 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Good condition 30th Jun 1985  15:32  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3082  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Before the days of available records or the internet. Original visit to find out and record the flush bracket number. The pillar was completed in September 1943 costing 11.9s.6d. Later in 1943 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT48/T38 in the Edinburgh secondary block. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1959. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in August 1981. Long views northwards to the Pentlands, Edinburgh and Fife.

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