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TP6597 - Trusta
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
TrustaPP306PP306378163.79786836.95320.9541PILLAR01/06/1937201/06/1950N0USEFULLNESS IN DOUBT---TREES

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There are 9 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4406th with 40 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.73/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd Aug 2000
Was Last logged: 19th May 2018

Of the 15 logged visits,
2 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 15m
The average error was 12m
The closest was 9m

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Good condition 19th May 2018  14:36  by coinea

Gridref: NO 78162 86828   FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S1577 Trusta

Good condition 19th May 2018  14:35  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NO 78161 86852   FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisit. SITE VISIT: Approached from southwest. Parking layby in forest entrance at NO774855, Hill of Quithel. Followed mapped track network to ~NO773863. The 1:25K map shows a path that climbs NE to the summit, forget that, it no longer exists. There is now a bulldozed route which runs from west of that point to the new higher level track at ~NO775866. Head east along that track for ~300m and the old mapped muddy route can be found in the older trees which eventually reaches the summit. Pillar lurking among the trees in woodland surroundings. Column in good condition. Spider centre; tar plug broken open. Flush bracket faces SSW, compass measurement 198. Vented through right (SE) eight hole. No view due to surrounding trees.

Good condition 18th Feb 2018  12:39  by Sandrax2

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Followed the path marked on the 1:25k map from NO778865 and it took us straight to the Trig Point. A couple of fallen trees to negotiate, but otherwise an easy route to take to the trig point. Fetteresso Marathon taking place today in the woods. Icy paths and ice grippers needed on sections of the forest tracks.


Good condition 11th Feb 2018  10:21  by shanksi

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

Good condition 14th May 2017  14:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

YSM137 Trusta ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 6th Apr 2017  13:33  by vgiorgio

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 24th Feb 2017  11:34  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM137 Trusta D3/T3 - Hoping for an easy start to the day but nae such luck. 1:25k map nothing like the reality on the ground and path marked as going straight to trig from main track doesn't exist. After walking way past a track we could have took, we back tracked and agreed this was the best option. It was muddy and snowy and much churned up by forestry vehicles but it got us nearer to the trig and on the higher path. Again we couldn't see the fire break and again walked past the track we could take. Back tracked and headed up across the ditch trying to use the log with little success and headed into to the trees. Luckily we had found the fire break and other than a few fallen trees it was relatively easy. Trig and cache very close together and quickly spotted. The firebreak was like something out of Narnia and we both hoped for James McAvoy would appear out of the forest at any moment. ;-)

Mrs B at Trusta ©thejackrustles
Trusta and 2 weird baggers ©thejackrustles
Trusta collage ©thejackrustles

Good condition 30th May 2016  13:00  by Sealf4

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

2nd attempt to reach this trig. First time I ran out of time in fading light. This time I was asked if I was lost by first a passing motorist ( my van was in at FirstDrive having the timing belt replaced and I approached from there), then by a cyclist. Both times I assured them I was not but on my way to the Trig. Both times I was very sure where I was before leaving the road/tracks to find the summit in the plantation. The cyclist particularly thought I was slightly touched I think! I had no bother this time finding the TP when I reached the flat summit area of the Hill of Trusta, I found the track which is marked on the 1:250000 on WH GPS planner. It is not marked on my 1:500000 map and as I do not use GPS can mean I am challenged to find these plantation trigs. Top of the TP occupied by a geocache. Spider missing but Tp in good condition otherwise.

Good condition 12th Mar 2015  19:13  by Chalky

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Spider open, visitors log in a jar !

Good condition 17th Feb 2015  17:05  by B.bird

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The high score is more for the adventure we had getting to the trig, then wandering around in circles to find a way back to the track. Tracks on the ground not on the map that I have. Euan stopped singing we are going on a bear hunt when it started to get dark. Great to have a visitors log to sign. Another first find for the moving YOSM geocache. A great dark night adventure

A dark night in the woods Keeping hold of Kasi the cocker pup she could easily blend into the night

Good condition 19th Feb 2014  14:15  by Sandrax2

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

Not Logged 5th Jul 2010  15:00  by egtonio

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

Good condition 31st Oct 2003  12:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My second attempt to find this pillar which is completely surounded by dense trees.

Good condition 26th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; resin plug broken;by narrow SW-NE ride hard to find; mystery package on top ! - thick pltn@summit with TP on narrow SW-NE ride;felled to W mar03

Good condition 2nd Aug 2000  15:44  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Trig pillar in good condition, but no OS plug. Flush bracket faces southwest. This primary station at the summit of Hill of Trusta once had interupted lines of site with four neighbouring primaries: Brimmond Hill, Bennachie, Mount Battock and Wuddy Law. This pillar had proved very difficult to find and very dark to photograph. It will come as little surprise that this primary was never elevated to GPS status. This location can easily be reached on foot from Stonehaven. The hard part is hunting out the trig pillar, but the madman with the Allen key got there before me. Visited and photographed 2/08/2000, GRP.

S1577 - Trusta. Trig pillar & Flush Bracket. When this photograph was taken in 2000 this pillar had proved very difficult to find and very dark to photograph. It will come as little surprise that this primary was never elevated to GPS status.

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