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TP0683 - Scald Law
 
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Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1573
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP345
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0683
County :
Lothian Region
Nearest town :
PENICUIK

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Scald LawPP345PP345319166.83661084.17579.1201PILLAR01/06/1937201/06/1943N0

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There are 44 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 957th with 19 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.88/10 (from 73 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th May 1984
Was Last found intact: 20th Dec 2017
Was Last logged: 11th Jun 2018

Of the 73 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 36m
The average error was 7m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Top of the Pentlands :-)
By Moira293
Happy Triggers :-)
By Moira293
Scald Law
By mntainman

©Borderer
Beautiful weather this trip up
By Sarahbrand69

©BigJ
scald
By Eclipse
Scald Law
©fasgadh
See 36 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Not Logged 11th Jun 2018  20:32  by Piloti

Gridref: NT 19163 61083   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Dec 2017  12:15  by thekirkiepirate

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


Good condition 6th Oct 2017  14:28  by Moira293

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from Threipmuir Reservoir - rather a slog but had a sense of achievement at summiting the highest of the Pentland Hills :-). I reckoned the trig to be in Good condition...have seen a few in worse nick classified as Good!

Happy Triggers :-)
Top of the Pentlands :-)


Slightly damaged 28th May 2017  12:40  by tkerby

Gridref: NT 19164 61082   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Cap missing for thread


Good condition 27th May 2017  14:15  by Roger Peaple

Gridref: NT 19200 61100   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 4th Feb 2017  11:43  by mntainman

Gridref: NT 19168 61084   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Scald Law


Not Logged 14th Jan 2017  16:11  by RBBC

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


Slightly damaged 16th Jul 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 19169 61079   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Jun 2016  12:19  by Mr Rant

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

The highest point of the Pentland Hills. Although it was a bit too windy for my folks to appreciate this!


Slightly damaged 29th May 2016  19:20  by Highlandholly

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


Slightly damaged 30th Apr 2016  12:46  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 19164 61086   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

FB faces east-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Asphalt plug but broken. Minor chipping to top screed. Otherwise in good condition. Superb views today.


Not Logged 24th Apr 2016  14:03  by jwr_foo

Gridref: NT 19168 61079   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 15th Aug 2015  00:00  by Wildfell

Gridref: NT 19167 61084   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

visited whilst geocaching


Not Logged 28th Jul 2015  11:27  by phil81

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


Slightly damaged 21st Jul 2015  18:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Having used this pillar as an R.O. for many years this is my first visit, strange to see familiar places from a different vantage point. Brisk walk up from the lay-by on the A702.

©Borderer


Slightly damaged 9th Jul 2015  14:30  by Mtb Innerwick Stravaiger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Scald Law
Moontan Biker www.mtbstravaiger73.blogspot.co.uk


Slightly damaged 13th Jun 2015  10:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Great 14 mile circular bagging Turnhouse Hill, Carnethy Hill, Scald Law, South Black Hill, East Kip, West Kip, Cap Law, Braid Law, Green Law and Hare Hill. Great ridge, cloud scraping the tops all day. Bagged White Coomb, Hart Fell and 7 other mountains in glorious sunshine the day before.


Not Logged 31st Aug 2014  11:58  by crhorn

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


Not Logged 8th Aug 2014  08:53  by jrcking

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

I spent a night in a bivvy bag here.


Slightly damaged 30th May 2014  10:45  by Sarahbrand69

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

Been before when really windy, but this visit the weather was brilliant. Views incredible. Walked part of the. One mile burn over West then East Kip, Scald Law, Carnethy and Turnhouse hills before walking right along the reservoirs to get back to the car the other end near Balerno.great day out

Beautiful weather this trip up
Beautiful weather this trip up
It's windy! Walk earlier this year, no views but loads of wind!
It's windy! Walk earlier this year, no views but loads of wind!


Slightly damaged 16th Apr 2014  14:34  by BigJ

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Very windy day. Summit was busy though.

©BigJ


Slightly damaged 6th Oct 2013  11:35  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked in layby beside A702 .. Good walk up to pillar then on to Carnethy Hill on miserable day with little in the way of views ..


Slightly damaged 12th Dec 2012  09:30  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 28th Nov 2012  14:56  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Arrived at the summit to find a busload of teenagers gathered around the trig with one posing for pictures on top of it. Hey, that's my trick. The weather today couldn't have been any better; crisp, clear and amazing visibility. One of my best days on the hill this year for sure.

Scald Law view
Scald Law view
Scald Law view


Good condition 5th Oct 2012  15:13  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 19168 61079   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition trig. FB faces east-ish with north-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and asphalt plug broken open. OS plaque present and correct. Some minor damage to the top screed. Up from Threipmuir Reservoir over West and East Kip to Scald Law. Super views and an excellent 8 mile circuit.


Slightly damaged 9th Aug 2012  11:00  by Eclipse

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Second of the day on a 30 mile figure of eight round the pentlands.

scald


Not Logged 22nd May 2012  08:32  by pricklyangelduo

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


Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2012  12:29  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 19168 61079   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Very wet under foot from main road but got better as we climb up great views from trig

S1573©Border Peat


Not Logged 1st Feb 2012  14:57  by campagvelocet

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

Good views in a great little range.


Good condition 28th Jan 2012  13:00  by nozzer

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

visited when out from a walk with a friend from Bonnrigg No info logged but i do remember coming across a wedding taking place on the summit


Good condition 1st Dec 2011  19:51  by Arran Trigman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I ran past this trig during the Carnethy 5 hill race.


Slightly damaged 21st Mar 2011  13:45  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Walked up via Turnhouse Hill and Carnethy Hill with Lorna. Very very windy, but a great walk.

Lorna and Becky at Scald Law ©Skerryvore


Good condition 20th Jan 2011  13:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited on a clear, cold windy day with mist in the valleys.


Good condition 13th Jan 2011  09:58  by stan toon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great view point.


Slightly damaged 2nd Apr 2010  13:14  by JimJinks

Gridref: NT 19173 61083   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 20th Dec 2009  13:01  by alanw

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Lovely walk through quite thick snow from Flotterstone via the reservoirs. Good views. Trig covered in snow. With about 15 others, as the EJW/JWR memorial walk.


Slightly damaged 14th Nov 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

top screed damaged, remains of asphalt plug, GPS plaque, fair bit of white paint remaining. Fine summit and views. From E, layby, good path although was underwater at start after a night of heavy rain.


Slightly damaged 5th Nov 2009  14:24  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 19168 61079   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Not much to see today.

Scald Law The view at the top.
Scald Law Location and smashed asphalt cap.


Good condition 30th Mar 2008  07:58  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

grim day even for a roadsider!!



Slightly damaged 17th Feb 2008  15:34  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Fabulous views today! The classic Balleny, Kips, South BlackHill, Scald, Carnethy, Turnhouse route.. cracking weather and views :-) FBM/GPS plaque on Eastern face with both Eastern top corners somewhat nibbled. The cap has been rebroken and the North sighting is open.

Scald Law cracking views today.


Good condition 5th Aug 2007  16:40  by coinea

Gridref: NT 19169 61078   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 3rd Jun 2007  11:47  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 19167 61080   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Revisit. Pillar VGC. Tar plug broken open. One (RHS) sight hole open. FB & GPS plate face NE.

S1573 - Scald Law & GRP at his home primary station.
S1573 - Scald Law pillar & FB


Good condition 2nd Jun 2007  12:28  by Fester

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

Lovely day for a walk .....


Good condition 22nd Apr 2007  13:34  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 19169 61081   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A bit battered now. Plug was replaced by concrete but that has now been knocked out

Scald Law ©fasgadh
Scald Law Metal©fasgadh


Good condition 27th Jan 2007  13:00  by Chirpy Chaffinch

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 28th Sep 2006  18:41  by RichTea

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


Good condition 12th Sep 2006  14:06  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Scald Law Trig Point
Scald Law Trig Point flush bracket


Good condition 14th Apr 2006  14:30  by andyc

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice day out and lovely views. Walked up from Ranger Centre via the reservoirs


Good condition 4th Mar 2006  14:42  by mtb mick

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

Bagged this on a snowy Saturday walking the ridge from Harlaw via West Kip to Turnhouse Hill. Very slippery on the steep descents. The ascents were much easier. Trig pillar needs a freshen up.

View NE towards Carnethy Hill and Turnhouse Hill.


Good condition 29th Jan 2006  15:30  by Tamtane

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig in very good condition. Visited this trig as part of the classic ridge walk coming over West Kip, East Kip, Scald Law, Carnethy Hill and Turnhouse Hill. A very enjoyable day out.


Good condition 21st Jan 2006  11:35  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Climbed straight up from Loganlea Reservoir then back along the tops to Flotterstone car park. This route made it a nice round trip.

Pillar, flush bracket and hill as seen from Carnethy Hill.©Boys from the Dyes


Good condition 8th Jan 2006  15:39  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This is my 'local' primary triangulation station. Scald Law is the highest summit in the Pentland Hills and is very popular with walkers. The pillar is in good condition and has a secure future as it is now part of the GPS network. The flush bracket is on the northeast face of the pillar. RHS sighting hole open, others plugged. 08/01/06: Tar plug broken open, centre filling up with stones. Most recent visit, 08/01/2006.

S1573 - Scald Law The flush bracket is on the northeast face of the pillar.


Slightly damaged 2nd Jan 2006  15:52  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

From Balerno after Black Hill.


Good condition 9th Jun 2005  18:35  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views across the rest of the Pentlands and the orders and up to the southern highlands. Ascent via old bier path with parking at start


Good condition 17th Apr 2005  13:30  by Lathama

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Lovely whitewashed pillar on the summit of the Pentland Hills. All intact with original plug - slightly-indented letters. N sighthole open, others closed. The base of the pillar is surrounded by gravel and the pillar seems to be built up alittle on the E and S at the base. Lovely views as one would expect from such a spot!


Good condition 28th Jun 2004  20:15  by ipeattie

Gridref: NT 19168 61081   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Up for a wander to the top of the Pentlands on a cloudy evening after work. Took the usual path up from the visitors' centre at Flotterstone, over Turnhouse Hill and Carnethy to Scald Law. Sadly not enough time or daylight to do the rest of the ridge and the loop back via Balerno and the reservoirs. Bright white pillar in good nick, with plugged centre. 'July 1999' OS plaque in place, as this is now a passive station in the GPS network.

Scald Law - S1573 The pillar.
Scald Law - S1573 The flush bracket.


Good condition 20th Apr 2004  12:00  by Haggis Hunter

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Got this wilst visiting a Geocache that is less than 100 metres away.

Flush Bracket
Trig Pillar


Good condition 19th Apr 2004  12:30  by sky high boys

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Out for a Pentalnd stomp. Carlops to the ski centre. Photo from earlier visit.

Scald Law and Carnthie ©sky high boys


Good condition 9th Jan 2004  15:20  by the gremlins

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

Been up to this one several times but first time I've taken a picture - on our Forestry Commission walking trip...


Good condition 7th Sep 2003  13:30  by Firth of Forth

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Scald Law ©Firth of Forth
The view towards the northwest ©Firth of Forth


Good condition 24th Aug 2003  14:00  by Isosceles

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Whitewashed pillar with National GPS network plaque. Good views over the Pentlands and Firth of Forth.

©Isosceles


Good condition 26th May 2002  00:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Redford Bridge via Kips, back via Carnethy Hill & Loganlea Reservoir, with Fiona. 12/11/11 Revisited & photographed, from Nine Mile Burn

S1573 Scald Law 12/11/11


Good condition 24th Aug 2001  13:14  by arranc

Gridref: NT 19200 61100   FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 2nd Sep 2000  00:00  by Sprog

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


Not Logged 18th Feb 2000  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - fine steep hill; wide tk SW-NE across summit


Good condition 15th Jan 2000  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisited 24/03/2004 to photograph

S1573
S1573
S1573


Good condition 17th Jan 1999  13:39  by fasgadh

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Highest hill in the Pentlands, and rather popular. One of several visits, a cold clear day.

Scald Law ©fasgadh


Not Logged 11th Oct 1998  06:29  by Chalky

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


Good condition 20th Apr 1998  13:00  by KevP

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Engulfed in horrid April snowstorm at summit so no views to speak of.


Slightly damaged 21st Feb 1998  12:00  by Particle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 1997  14:10  by vegibagger

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

with Anne Barnes. Didn't take waerproof as didn't think it would rain. Guess what?? It did. Got soaked


Not Logged 22nd Jul 1995  15:05  by Sandman

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


Good condition 13th May 1984  15:23  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S1573  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed June 1936. Computed as primary triangulation station PP345 within Figure 3 of the OSGB36 Primary Retriangulation of Great Britain during 1937. Levelled for height in 1943. Continues to be maintained by the OS as part of the GPS Passive network. COMMENT: First ever S1*** series for me. Lowest FB number on my records at that time, the significance of which was still unknown to me. Highest hill in the Pentland Hills. No photos taken.



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