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TP8185 - Ward of Mioness
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Ward Of MionessHU46/T48HU46T048466604.751170644.6247.8533BOLT01/06/1961201/06/1961L0HEIGHT TO BOLT IN ROCK
Ward Of MionessHU46/T48HU46T048466611.031170653.970.0003OLD TRIG01/06/196100

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There are 8 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 282nd with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.80/10 (from 5 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Sep 2012
Was Last logged: 13th Jul 2018

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

All were within 21m
The average error was 11m
The closest was 2m

Out Skerries Flagstaff Out Skerries Flagstaff Out Skerries Out Skerries Da Lipper Da Lipper edfielden edfielden Ward of Mioness Ward of Mioness [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Bolt.

©Da Lipper
Bolt in centre of pic
By peregrinus
Crossing the Gap
By peregrinus
Bolt in middle foreground
By peregrinus
Ward of Mioness - Looking NE
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Good condition 13th Jul 2018  11:22  by Da Lipper

Gridref: HU 66595 70625   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trip to Skerries with the family. My Dad and I went for a walk out to Mioness, but he didn't try crossing over. Took a bit of finding as this bolt is so small.

©Da Lipper

Good condition 2nd Jun 2013  11:40  by dugswell2

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

Climbed down to explore both Geos before climbing back up to bag this interesting TuMP and OS bolt with Tricky Speirs.

Good condition 30th May 2013  17:51  by peregrinus

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

On faint ridgeline path 11m SSW of large summit cairn. Superb location. As ed says, crossing the neck would be dodgy if rock is wet, but just a slightly exposed scramble in the dry. Rope useful on E side of gap. I'm told there's one on W side but off the obvious route and not v useful.

Crossing the Gap
Bolt in centre of pic
Bolt in middle foreground

Good condition 30th May 2013  17:50  by Chalky

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

Good condition 22nd Sep 2012  12:40  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 66606 70643   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I caught the morning ferry from Vidlin which landed me on Bruray just after 11:20am. I walked off the ferry and headed straight off along the road and over to Housay. I left the road at the kirk and across grassland (with a few wet bits) towards Mio Ness. Getting on to Mio Ness by traversing The Steig (a collapsed sea-cave at the Trolli Geo) requires VERY sure footing and nerves of steel (don't even attempt it if the rocks have been recently rained on)! Someone has helpfully provided a rope up part of the north side which assists the return journey slightly. Once on top of the Ward of Mioness, the bolt is quite inconspicuous and not on an obvious rock, however it is there about 11 metres SW of the nearby cairn. The cairn marks the spot of original triangulation observations in the 19th century - it is listed as an 'Old Trig' in the OS database. Excellent views all round. A very memorable place!

Ward of Mioness Bolt ©edfielden
Ward of Mioness - Looking SW Noss and Bressay clearly visible ©edfielden
Ward of Mioness - Looking NE Cairn is site of ‘Old Trig’ from OS database ©edfielden
View over Out Skerries Looking ENE from Ward of Mioness cairn ©edfielden

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