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TP6617 - Turin Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Turin HillNO42/16NO42S016351466.77753549.32251.9932PILLAR01/06/1948101/04/1956N0

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There are 13 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2238th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.39/10 (from 18 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Sep 1998
Was Last logged: 31st Jul 2016

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

All were within 83m
The average error was 15m
1 was exact

arranc arranc fasgadh fasgadh Clochandighter Clochandighter coinea coinea Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy Mickandkim Mickandkim scotti scotti Turin Hill Turin Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

2 grahams, Mount Blair (left) and Catlaw.
By scotti
Trig, looking to cairn with Sidlaw Hills beyond.
By scotti
Memorial cairn.
By scotti
S4480 - Turin Hill
By Clochandighter
By Aye Jimmy
See 8 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 31st Jul 2016  06:35  by scotti

Gridref: NO 51470 53548   FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Marilyn no.7. An early start from the lay-by on the B9134 just west of Aberlemno. Fortunately, little traffic at this time of the morning as there`s no verge on the stretch leading to the junction heading to the Back of Turin Hill. The unclassified road here quickly ends and turns into a track passing Turin Hill Farm where the track eventually fizzles out at March Wood and the going became muddy until clear of the wood. After that it was a short, easy route on drier grass to the summit heading east. Trig point with memorial cairn on other side of dyke. Views were extensive, taking in most of Angus along with coast and mountains.

Trig, looking to cairn with Sidlaw Hills beyond.
2 grahams, Mount Blair (left) and Catlaw.
Memorial cairn.

Not Logged 19th Jul 2016  12:00  by ger

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

Good condition 1st Jun 2016  19:21  by Sealf4

FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Decided not to go via the SE route and risk the wrath of the farmer ( allegedly according to WalkHighlands TRs) but approached from the North and a very nice resident at Fordmouth kindly let me park on his grass verge. Then I went straight up through the woods to avoid the coos on either side ( rather skittery). Lots of windblown trees, nettles and getting over barbed wire and electric fences meant I made heavy weather but once beyond this was rewarded with a lovely walk to the summit TP (with spider intact) then over the wall to the cairn. I even caught a sight of an osprey which was a surprise.

Good condition 29th Dec 2015  11:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NO 51467 53549   FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From north asked to park at house and got ok very muddy walk and cows near trig

Good condition 23rd Jul 2015  11:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked just after leaving the B9134 near Fordmouth. Walked up the track then kept to the west of the woodland before heading east again towards the trrig, summit and cairn.

Good condition 25th May 2013  21:05  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NO 51467 53543   FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second visit. For GPS reading and photographs. SITE VISIT: Parked on SE verge of unclassified road at NO518550. Followed tracks past Fordmouth and Back of Turin to open hill at NO512540 then out onto open hill and up to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~349. Vented through east sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view.

S4480 - Turin Hill & GRP

Good condition 30th Oct 2012  10:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited s4480 during a walk from Aberlemno to Turin Hill. As I approached the summit a great mist descended covering the hill and blotting out all views for ten minutes or so. Signs nearby of Iron Age Fort embankments; also a more 'recent' mediaeval area as signified by a roughly circular wall. Also close by is a cairn erected in 1943 in honour of a local soldier. The cairn contained a rusty 'Excalibur'. On way back down had a hair-raising experience outrunning two young frisky black bulls.

Good condition 22nd May 2012  17:13  by coinea

Gridref: NO 51467 53543   FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Aberlemno Sculptures carpark. Came up track from Back of Turin farm. Easy access apart from one barbed and electric fence to negotiate.

S4480 Turin Hill

Good condition 17th Jun 2011  18:51  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NO 51465 53545   FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ancient hill fort near summit.

Turin TP, looking towards fort.
Turin FB
Turin Location, and OS cap.
Turin Ancient fort.

Good condition 2nd Jun 2010  17:53  by g4wsb

FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 14th Oct 2009  14:45  by Sandman

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

20 mins from Turin Hill Farm

Good condition 7th Aug 2009  16:52  by fasgadh

Gridref: NO 51465 53544   FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good nick on the opposite side of the dyke from the summit. Infested with flying ants today. Very fine views.

Good condition 15th Apr 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, pasture, N side of fence, a fraction below summit. Nice hill, fine view

Good condition 26th May 2005  16:30  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 4th Nov 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4480  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 23rd Dec 2001  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - pleasant hill & view

Good condition 12th Jun 2000  12:40  by arranc

Gridref: NO 51400 53500   FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th Sep 1998  14:55  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S4480  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th April 1948 8.13s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NO42/16 within the Dundee block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 1986. SITE VISIT: Trig pillar in good condition. Spider retains stamped font OS centre plug. Flush bracket faces north. A wooden ladder, similar to those seen on English and Welsh right of way has been constructed over the nearby boundary wall. This is something we could do with a lot more north of the border.

S4480 - Turin Hill Pillar & FB from the west.

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