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TP6906 - Whitekirk Hill
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Lothian Region
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Whitekirk HillNT86/T31NT86T031359399.44681885.8874.5283PILLAR01/06/1953101/02/19670

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3019th with 17 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.13/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Oct 1982
Was Last logged: 1st Dec 2019

Of the 30 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 131m
The average error was 20m
2 were exact

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Good condition 1st Dec 2019  13:05  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 59400 81885   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar. FB faces north-east-ish with south-west-ish sighthole open only. Cap present with sunken lettering. Very good views. Weather station about 50m away. Easy access from Whitekirk village.

Good condition 23rd Nov 2019  09:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 59399 81886   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice view

Good condition 19th Aug 2019  14:00  by beckroad

Gridref: NT 59400 81800   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in hamlet of Whitekirk near church. Walked north out of the hamlet. Interesting tithe barn now a residential home. Open access to trig point. Labrynth of tracks once on this open access.Great views of North Berwick Law, and Bass Rock. Spider intact. Worth spending time visiting the church.

Good condition 7th Jul 2019  13:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up the track by the village hall and through the gate. The path leads up to the moor which has been opened up for people to walk and explore.

Good condition 6th May 2019  14:55  by KevP

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From SW as others have done.

Not Logged 31st Mar 2019  20:07  by RBBC

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Sep 2018  10:08  by ger

Gridref: NT 59399 81880   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice setting - approached from SW where there is a path & lay-by parking. Little grass topped hill. Excellent views - especially of Bass Rock & N Berwick Law.

Good condition 17th Feb 2018  11:06  by coinea

Gridref: NT 59399 81882   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in small layby to west of village. Signpost, beside sign for John Muir Way, suggests access to golf course should be via "Betty's Strip".

S7186 Whitekirk Hill

Good condition 18th Oct 2017  16:04  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Entertaining short diversion on the way over to North Berwick Law. Golf course appears to have been abandoned.

Good condition 18th Oct 2017  16:04  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 59401 81889   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked to W of the village. Rough grassy area on a small hillock amid an abandoned golf course. Pillar retains original top cap, deeply indented lettering; LHS sight hole open. Good views of the local high spots: Bass Rock, N Berwick Law, Arthur's Seat etc.

Pillar TP6906©jonglew
Spider TP6906©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6906©jonglew

Good condition 4th Oct 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 59399 81879   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked directly to south at start of track - NT594816 . Stile at NT596817

Good condition 5th Mar 2017  15:59  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NT 59400 81885   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Log #401. Golf course deserted, accessed via same route as others. Good views of NB Law and Bass Rock. Good condition. [ExP-274/MiP-34/Rev-6/BM-25/IS-43/Other-19]


Good condition 4th Jun 2015  17:45  by Borderer

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Eerily quiet, nicely trimmed but empty golf course on a cracking June evening, not a golfer to be seen (like something out of Day of the Triffids). Parked at the end of the track to the east of the village next to a workshop compound (again no one around) and a short walk across a couple of greens to the highest point. Nice 360 views including great views of Bass Rock.


Good condition 3rd Mar 2013  14:46  by CJO

Gridref: NT 59399 81886   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

next to golf course met station


Good condition 3rd Jan 2013  11:13  by slateloose

Gridref: NT 59300 81800   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from village over very old stile just behind the building that looks like the village hall. This then follows a uphill track to a gate and onto the golf course.Then head directly up to Trig on highest point.

Good condition 3rd Apr 2010  13:10  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 59405 81883   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access via stile to south. Plenty golfers around, but no problems. White paint has now mostly gone.

Whitekirk Hill

Good condition 27th Jul 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

asked to park at garage then over golf course. on later visit to whitekirk church on parking opposite found F.B plate 9906 on building

bass rock in distance S7186©Border Peat
opposite whitekirk church S9906©Border Peat

Good condition 23rd Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Golf course, no-one about on a showery Sun a.m.

Good condition 12th Jun 2007  12:50  by rhayader_wanderer

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

well painted in the middle of a poorly used golf course today. Parking in the village

Good condition 5th Mar 2007  20:12  by perth pathfinders

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  15:08  by snaik

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Approached from the SW, Golfersnot a problem.

Good condition 20th Feb 2005  12:00  by andyc

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second East Lothian trig in a Golf Course. Excellent views of Bass Rock.

Good condition 19th Jan 2005  15:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 59416 81891   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Still painted white. Golf course deserted. Good condition and intact, but paint on brasswork. Went up steeply from the south, presence of golf course betrayed by lost balls in the gorse (deposited on the 15th tee as swag for the next bunch of rough worriers.) Wind light - but within minutes a gale was going.

Whitekirk Hill Metal
Whitekirk Hill And North Berwick Law

Good condition 12th Jun 2004  15:30  by ipeattie

Gridref: NT 59399 81880   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Went in over the stile at NT 59434 81621, up a short track, and over a gate on to the golf course. From here, the trig is a few hundred yards away across a couple of fairways.

Whitekirk Hill - S7186 The pillar. Bass rock in the background.
Whitekirk Hill - S7186 The flush bracket.

Good condition 6th Feb 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisited to photograph


Good condition 10th Nov 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 16th Aug 2003  16:48  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 59400 81876   FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The East Lothian hamlet of Whitekirk is 3 miles SE of the town of North Berwick. Once a grazing top, this is now a golf course and the trig pillar is in the rough. Access is easiest from the track to the west then crossing the course. The pillar has been painted in recent years and is in very good condition. The spider retains its OS plug with deep stamped font. The flush bracket faces northeast. Views to Doon Hill, Cocklaw Hill, Deuchrie Dod, Traprain Law, Lammer Law, Skid Hill, Arthurs Seat, North Berwick Law and Bass Rock. Weather sunny but hazy. GRP 16/08/03.

S7186 - Whitekirk Hill pillar & FB

Good condition 18th Jun 2001  12:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Got this one whilst playing golf at Whitekirk GC.

Good condition 12th May 1985  14:36  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7186  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st September 1952 costing 10.17s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT86/T31 in 1953. Levelled for height in 1967. Last maintained by the OS in August 1999. SITE VISIT: Mum and brother came too! Don't remember any golf course then. No photos taken.

Good condition 25th Oct 1982  09:00  by sky high boys

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

Worked on the farm that was here before the golf course arrived. Used to come down every weekend in winter to help my Grandad feed the cattle and my treat was to get to drive the Suburu (no not an Impreza) over the hills . Passed by the trig o so many times! Also played golf here. Tough course on a windy day with some nice holes.

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