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TP0804 - Aithsdale
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 7347th with 275 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.25/10 (from 12 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th May 2007
Was Last logged: 15th Jun 2019

Of the 12 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 9395m
The average error was 1884m
1 was exact

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©Noggin the Nog
By iainmac
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 15th Jun 2019  15:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cycled over from Cantick Head lighthouse - my first cycle ride for over twenty years; it's as I've never been out of the saddle! Met a lovely local man living nearby who directed us to the pillar (he knew all about it). He was restoring an old yule boat, built in 1910, and as we left presented us with half a dozen eggs. The pillar has an open cap with one sight-hole open. Now back on my bike.

Good condition 22nd Feb 2019  15:55  by jonglew

Gridref: ND 30499 89565   FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Roadside verge parking (ND 3058 8966). Pillar sits on S side of a fenced off disused quarry. Spider is open, sight holes not noted.

Pillar TP0804©jonglew
Spider TP0804©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0804©jonglew

Good condition 28th Jul 2018  15:37  by RichardM

Gridref: ND 30497 98955   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from road on far side of landfill perimeter fence. Uninspiring not helped by the grey weather.

Good condition 7th May 2018  15:04  by BigJ

Gridref: ND 30495 89567   FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy but uninspiring bag outside the perimeter fence of the now defunct rubbish dump. I used to live in Longhope over 40 years ago when this trig was probably still maintained. Nice to be back for a flying visit.

Not Logged 11th Aug 2016  00:00  by weirdbeard

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

Good condition 6th Jun 2014  15:42  by Chalky

FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Spider centre open. GPS 1999 plaque.

Good condition 30th May 2014  09:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Parked beside Orkney Islands Council Gallowtuag Landfill Site then backed the TuMP and the Aithsdale trig with Jim Bloomer and Tricky Speirs.

Good condition 29th Mar 2013  15:47  by Noggin the Nog

Gridref: ND 30496 89560   FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

©Noggin the Nog

Good condition 29th May 2012  19:14  by g4wsb

Gridref: ND 30495 89546   FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 29th Jul 2010  19:18  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

One of my least favourite trigpoints, though easily accessible - just a let down after the Old Man of Hoy! Drove down to Cantick head Lighthouse - nice.

Aithsdale Trig©Skerryvore
Ferry and Aithsdale trig.©Skerryvore

Good condition 3rd Jun 2010  13:21  by peregrinus

FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug, just outside landfill site fence, easily reached. Not an exciting location (not by Hoy standards) but a lovely drive round. Just had time for this before an afternoon trip to Flotta, then back to Rackwick for an evening circuit.

Trig n GPS plaque
Trig, looking E

Good condition 4th May 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S9057  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


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