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TP8192 - North Ness
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
North NessHU46/T52HU46T052418170.351161732.5135.0523BOLT01/06/1961201/06/1961L0HEIGHT TO BOLT IN ROCK
North NessHU46/T52HU46T052418169.981161730.540.0003OLD TRIG01/06/196100

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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2025th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.60/10 (from 5 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Sep 2011
Was Last logged: 12th Jun 2019

Of the 5 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Bolt.

By bikeboyz
By bikeboyz
By bikeboyz
First rivet
By peregrinus
North Ness
North Ness - Trig pose!
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 12th Jun 2019  14:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An easy find near cairn after walk up from ferry.

Good condition 1st Jul 2016  16:00  by bikeboyz

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

A walk starting along the coast from the ferry waiting room, watch out for swooping birds!

Rivit ©bikeboyz

Good condition 7th Jun 2013  16:30  by peregrinus

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

In flat outcrop 3m north of centre of cairn. Also 2 rivets further W, at same distance - presumably witness marks. If you face Virdi Field, the rivets are at 12 and 2 o'clock and the bolt at 6. Visited after the summit pillar on the standard day trip by ferry from West Burrafirth.

1" bolt
First rivet Witness mark?
Second rivet Witness mark?
Rivets on rocks in foreground and R; Bolt far L

Good condition 14th Sep 2012  15:27  by edfielden

Gridref: HU 18171 61732   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

After visiting the Papa Stour pillar (TP5290) I walked back SE and continued as far as the airstrip. Here I joined the road and walked along it - pausing to look inside the church and at an impressive recreation of a stofa - back to the ferry waiting room where I made a cup of tea with the kettle and teabags provided! After a short break here I set off again heading for North Ness to look for the bolt. This was a relatively easy walk - dodging the odd wet patch. I can confirm the bolt is there - a couple of metres north of the cairn and set in a red stone block. The bolt is of the small type - less than an inch diameter. Fantastic outlook over windswept cliffs and angry seas. Then it was back to the ferry waiting room for another cuppa and to wait for the return ferry at 6pm. The ferry skipper was retiring today and some locals had made a chocolate cake for him. As the only non-native passenger on the boat I was offered a slice which I gladly accepted!

North Ness Bolt Small bolt in red stone block ©edfielden
North Ness Looking SSE towards the cairn; Housa Voe in background; bolt in foreground ©edfielden
View WNW Waves breaking round the Skerries of Quidaness ©edfielden
North Ness Bolt Close-up ©edfielden
North Ness - Trig pose! Looking NE ©edfielden
Ferry waiting room ©edfielden
Tea and coffee in the waiting room ©edfielden
Seal in the harbour at Housa Voe ©edfielden
The ferry - Snolda ©edfielden

Couldn't find it 1st Sep 2011  15:21  by trigging on an island

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

I'd seen this marked as a trigpoint on a 1:25000 map. I found a smart looking cairn at the site, though unfortunately didn't search any closer for the bolt in question.

North Ness cairn

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