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TP6897 - White Ness
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
White NessHU46/T33HU46T033438755.481145332.9360.6493PILLAR01/06/1961101/06/1961L0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1533rd with 14 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.69/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Jul 2004
Was Last logged: 14th May 2018

Of the 16 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 23m
The average error was 12m
The closest was 2m

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Good condition 14th May 2018  06:45  by GAnder88

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

Good condition 13th Aug 2017  10:51  by dmwhite

Gridref: HU 38750 45310   FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second visit to this trig. Easy walk from kirk car park, beautiful day great views.

Not Logged 29th Jul 2017  15:00  by benji78

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

good nick on tapo hill we cows©benji78

Good condition 1st Apr 2017  15:35  by Da Lipper

Gridref: HU 38753 45328   FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Short walk up from graveyard car park. Dry but chilly wind. Went down to small isle to see the remains of the broch. Counted about 12 seals in the water nearby.

©Da Lipper
©Da Lipper

Good condition 10th Jun 2016  14:06  by countrymatters

FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  13:37  by coinea

Gridref: HU 38752 45319   FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 24th Jun 2015  13:35  by Clochandighter

Gridref: HU 38753 45319   FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 29th June 1959, cost not on record. Computed as tertiary triangulation station HU46/T33 in 1961. Levelled for height also in 1961. Last maintained by the OS in June 1980. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Large new car park below east side of road beside cemetery, HU389454. Through gates at northeast corner of pasture and beeline upwards for trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~199°. Vented through NE and SW sight holes, SE hole breaking open, pillar bolt viewable. Full 360° panoramic view.

10457 - White Ness & GRP
10457 - White Ness pillar & FB

Good condition 18th May 2015  08:25  by g4wsb

Gridref: HU 38751 45320   FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked next to gates as pens short walk up.


Good condition 8th Jun 2013  08:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged trig with Tricky Speirs early on our 15th and last morning on Shetland this holiday. Name: Brekk Hill Hill number: 104037 Height: 60m / 197ft Area: 22: Shetland Islands Class: 0 Grid ref: HU387453 (est) Drop: 53m Col: 7m

Good condition 26th May 2013  16:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Metal cap, wide raised letters. Straight up from E, gate. Lovely views

Montaged by Jon Rouse

Good condition 16th Sep 2012  09:52  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 38757 45333   FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A quick morning walk to blow the cobwebs away before catching the ferry across to Bressay. I parked in the new car park below Brekk and then through the gate and up the steep hillside. Pillar in great position but not quite as spectacularly set as some others I'd seen in the last couple of days. Hotine pillar; FB faces SSW; all sightholes open except WNW which is plugged; nice original cap with raised letters.

10457 - Pillar Looking NNW towards Hostaberg Hill (TP4032) ©edfielden
10457 - Pillar Looking S down Whiteness Voe ©edfielden
10457 - Top ©edfielden
10457 - Flush bracket ©edfielden
10457 - Trig pose! ©edfielden
10457 - Pillar Looking ENE ©edfielden

Good condition 7th Apr 2012  10:30  by dmwhite

Gridref: HU 38751 45319   FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Started from kirk and traveled to ridge via gate just up road. traversed ridge to trig. No cows or bulls to worry about! Good views up Stromness Voe and out to west.

Good condition 26th Aug 2011  17:51  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My walk to here took me from Banna Minn on West Burra, through Scalloway village and then around Whiteness Voe. A herd of cattle were overseeing the gate, but they soon stomped off as I climbed over. I found the trig pillar to be in satisfactory condition and the views over West Shetland were very good. I came back down the same way and then retraced my steps back to the excellent Böd of Nesbister where I stayed the night.

Good condition 1st May 2011  15:05  by martine41

FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fine sunny day, views good but limited because of haze. A fairly easy walk from the new car park adjacent to the cemetery.

Flush Bracket
View just East of North Looking towards the Loch of Strom
View to the NNE Looking across Whiteness Voe to Wormadale

Good condition 10th Jun 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 10457  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The steepness was no problem but the prescence of a bull with cows and calves meant no heroics.


11th Jul 2004  12:00  by minstrelcat

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 6/10

Couldn't attempt this trig as the bottom of the hill had a locked gate and signs saying danger (the hill was very steep). Couldn't see the trig from the road.

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