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TP0893 - Arthurs Seat
 
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Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S3012
OSGB36 Station :
NT48/10
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0893
County :
Lothian Region
Nearest town :
EDINBURGH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Arthurs SeatNT48/10NT48S010327532.63672946.71251.2192PILLAR01/06/1943101/06/1966N0

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There are 133 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 345th with 7 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.36/10 (from 221 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Jul 1960
Was Last logged: 26th May 2017

Of the 221 logged visits,
47 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 6253m
The average error was 142m
8 were exact

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Slightly damaged 26th May 2017  08:35  by Roger Peaple

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

50th birthday Trig :-)


Slightly damaged 18th May 2017  16:35  by KevP

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Grear revisit after viewing Edinburgh FBM and Dunsapie Tank.


Slightly damaged 10th Apr 2017  00:00  by rwilson121

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Arthur's Seat


Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2017  10:10  by newestindustry

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2017  11:55  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: NT 27533 72941   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Bagged on a circular walk around Edinburgh


Not Logged 2nd Jan 2017  10:22  by SquirrelCorner

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


Not Logged 1st Jan 2017  13:42  by SquirrelCorner

Gridref: NT 27529 72942   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Flipping breezy. Busy like an anthill, except not so organised. Steep scramble up last few yards. Worth it though.

Anthill at Edinburgh (aka Arthur's Seat) Arthur's Seat on a very busy New Year's Day 2017. Cold, Windy, Sunny. And way too many people to get a good clear shot so this is all I can manage. ©SquirrelCorner


Slightly damaged 3rd Dec 2016  11:00  by Boz North

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 13th Nov 2016  12:12  by grianaig

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

©grianaig


Good condition 6th Nov 2016  19:57  by Nuthatch02

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

Very interesting walk to the top of Arthurs Seat


Good condition 28th Oct 2016  14:40  by bwm

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Very busy


Slightly damaged 28th Oct 2016  11:15  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Good conditions


Slightly damaged 26th Oct 2016  09:45  by weekender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 7th Jun 2016  13:30  by The Reverend

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 28th May 2016  18:30  by Akayess

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Akayess at Arthur's Seat trig ©Akayess


Slightly damaged 2nd May 2016  13:57  by Moira293

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Challenging weather conditions - heavy rain shower on the way up and hail plus howling gale at the summit. Had to wait in a queue to scramble up to the trig - as I was rather tentative at the prospect, several rude people jumped the queue! We were rewarded for our efforts with sunshine and stunning views on the way down.

The Trig...after the hailstorm!
Too windy to stand up at the trig!


Slightly damaged 17th Apr 2016  15:03  by Ham Mathieson

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Well visited trig and showing the wear and tear from multiple visits. Good views to Fife, Berwick and surrounding areas however spoilt by the numbers at summit. Too busy for me.


Good condition 19th Mar 2016  15:00  by PhilRichards

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


Good condition 8th Mar 2016  11:50  by Amelia Pond

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Had to wait my turn to get near trig, young couple sat on it for ages. Popular spot, great views.


Good condition 3rd Mar 2016  18:54  by fergie

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

©fergie


Good condition 17th Feb 2016  12:55  by Boid

Gridref: NT 27534 72943   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Excellent all round uninterrupted views, easily accessible for central Edinburgh, Gets a 10 from me. Damage is very slight: I've opted for 'good' condition.


Slightly damaged 26th Dec 2015  00:00  by Wildfell

Gridref: NT 27533 72947   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Visited whilst geocaching.


Slightly damaged 3rd Dec 2015  10:50  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NT 27537 72951   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Log #247. Fairly quiet at this time of the day. Up and over Dunsapie Fort, then up the north side of Arthur's Seat. Trig is on the rocky summit and looks to have been reinforced to prevent damage. Some slight chips missing from top edges. Brilliant views over the city. Back down via Salisbury Crags. [ExP-187/MiP-9/Rev-2/BM-14/IS-27/Other-8]

FB
Pillar
Cap missing, and view over the city.
Oh, hi.
View over the city and the crags


Slightly damaged 22nd Nov 2015  14:47  by thejackrustles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Took a very long winded route to this as Sat Nav women sent me on a wild goose chase for a parking spot, even got a royal park warning notice!. I've been up before but before trig bagging, lovely day for a revisit but couldn't believe how busy it was. After waiting 10 minutes for a clear shot of the trig and helping people on and off as the rock is so polished I gave up and took one with people in it. Still a fab wee hill but very very busy.

Arthurs Seat Collage ©thejackrustles
Mrs TJR at the trigpoint ©thejackrustles


Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2015  10:55  by wanderer

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 7th Nov 2015  12:00  by J Mo

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


Good condition 29th Oct 2015  10:00  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Quick ascent between showers.


Good condition 25th Oct 2015  15:00  by gerryu2

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

A hard slog up. Not high, but steep. It was busier up here than it was in princess street. Had to queue to get my photo taken with the trig. Amazing views up here.



Good condition 25th Oct 2015  13:20  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Windy and busy as usual. Good walk and amazing views.


Slightly damaged 24th Oct 2015  12:17  by Whats the Point

Gridref: NT 27534 72936   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Great trigpoint. Too many people. Much better weather than I was expecting today. Some blue sky and no rain. Great views.

Pillar with attendant crow
Arthurs Seat Mr Crow determined to get into the photo.


Slightly damaged 4th Oct 2015  08:43  by Bergen

FB Number: 3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

©Bergen
©Bergen


Slightly damaged 6th Sep 2015  15:32  by satanhardens

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Visited on holiday. My first trig point! Very excited to see it. There are SO many people about that it was hard to get a good pic or spend any time enjoying the view, so we headed off for a nearby geocache instead :)


Slightly damaged 4th Sep 2015  12:43  by trigger007

Gridref: NT 27539 72932   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

©trigger007


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2015  18:00  by sweeners

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10


Slightly damaged 17th Aug 2015  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: NT 27535 72945   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

to many people about to enjoy the trig and wonderful views never go in august when the festival is on


Slightly damaged 14th Jun 2015  09:00  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Walked up from south in dismal drizzly rain and wind we were the only ones up here, afterwards we had a very long trip home.


Not Logged 10th Jun 2015  17:32  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Visited whilst geocaching.


Not Logged 29th May 2015  19:24  by Highlandholly

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


Not Logged 26th May 2015  14:26  by sideth

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


Not Logged 25th May 2015  10:40  by Sophsky

Gridref: NT 27502 72920   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

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Good condition 22nd May 2015  11:53  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good views on a blustery day.


Not Logged 4th May 2015  21:42  by garryp383

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


Not Logged 27th Apr 2015  21:29  by garryp383

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


Slightly damaged 25th Apr 2015  11:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Made it to the top before the morning rush. Is this the busiest pillar in the country?

©Borderer


Good condition 6th Apr 2015  15:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Busy wee place!

Arthurs Seat ©monkeydestructor


Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2015  14:35  by pendragon9321

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 6th Apr 2015  12:30  by dianarama

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


Not Logged 4th Feb 2015  12:22  by Nathanael-jon

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


Good condition 2nd Jan 2015  14:10  by Moacky

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

Whilst out and about geocaching.


Not Logged 3rd Dec 2014  08:15  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

The reward for an early ascent was golden shafts of light shining down on Edinburgh Castle and around the city. Trig is sited on a superb volcanic rock platform. Every capital city should have a fell like this


Not Logged 29th Nov 2014  15:57  by Crazygirafe

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


Slightly damaged 29th Nov 2014  12:51  by bigtykedog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 15th Oct 2014  14:56  by mntainman

Gridref: NT 27532 72949   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 13th Aug 2014  13:37  by BigJ

Gridref: NT 27532 72949   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Walked up from Princess Street via Salisbury Crag. Because it was festival time, couldn't see the trig for people. Might visit again on a quieter day.


Not Logged 6th Aug 2014  14:55  by sniffadogz

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

Very misty & covered in flying ants!


Slightly damaged 6th Aug 2014  09:24  by runblue

Gridref: NT 27534 72945   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Looks a bit different in the mist this morning!


Slightly damaged 5th Aug 2014  16:01  by runblue

Gridref: NT 27532 72947   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

©runblue


Good condition 4th Aug 2014  16:58  by Monki

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great area

Me at trg ©Monki
Flush Bracket ©Monki


Slightly damaged 27th Jul 2014  21:53  by Delta68

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Enjoyed the walk up to the trigpoint - very windy but amazing views.

Arthurs Seat


Not Logged 4th Jul 2014  16:51  by postie grum

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

A blustery day on the hill


Not Logged 26th May 2014  08:52  by jrcking

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

I used to run up here now and then. Always a very busy trig point!!


Slightly damaged 22nd Mar 2014  14:12  by fitzydan

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

In Scotland for the weekend with THE SNAPPERS and other like minded folk geocaching. GC45CC has visited this trig so a walk up here was a must. Superb 360 views from the top and a bit windy today too but glorious weather.

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar
The view


Slightly damaged 22nd Mar 2014  14:12  by THE SNAPPERS

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

In the area caching with fellow Yorkshireman Fitzydan,superb 360'views on a windy sunny day.


Good condition 24th Nov 2013  13:50  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Up over Salisbury Crags,fine views over the city & out to sea. Very popular as you would expect.


Good condition 21st Oct 2013  14:30  by Sarahbrand69

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

A quick and easy hill in centre of town


Good condition 19th Aug 2013  16:07  by bluewhitereg

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wonderful views of the city from here.


Slightly damaged 11th Aug 2013  18:03  by andypad

Gridref: NT 27532 72948   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

©andypad


Good condition 8th Jun 2013  19:48  by CJO

Gridref: NT 27531 72949   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

unusual reinforcement to bottom of pillar. See 20 April 2003log by Clochandlighter for photos. cap missing. can see many of today's visited trigmarks

S3102 note enlarged base of pillar


Good condition 4th Jun 2013  10:43  by john g

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

Great views over Edinburgh!

Me on the trig at Arthurs seat©john g


Slightly damaged 31st May 2013  23:09  by g4wsb

Gridref: NT 27529 72933   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Pitch dark still people arriving.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 27th May 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Climbed up Arthur's Seat from Holyrood Palace in very gusty weather. Took photos of the TrigPoint and some of the surrounding scenery.

TP0893 ©explorer_olway
TP0893 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 28th Feb 2013  22:35  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Having spent 4.5 hours on the train I needed some excercise and this seemed a good place to go. Crowded with German students. Misty but worth the climb.


Good condition 23rd Feb 2013  16:30  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: NT 27534 72951   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not the first to log this trig, but it was the first time we had been up to it. And it would seem that lots and lots of other people decided to do it with us (although I think that happens every day). Cracking hill though with excellent views in every direction. Well worth the walk from the station.

Flush Bracket
Master QB in a rare solo moment at the top! ©Quadbarrel
360 view from the top


Good condition 2nd Feb 2013  22:34  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 4th Jan 2013  14:30  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

busy, very windy

©Sandman


Good condition 1st Jan 2013  13:06  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 27536 72940   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisit of many. Whole place swarming with visitors. Difficult to see pillar for people at times.

S3012 - Arthurs Seat & GRP and a bunch of complete strangers


Good condition 31st Dec 2012  09:00  by geezagoal

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Got up here before the mad stampede.Great 360' views

Trig
Plate
View


Slightly damaged 30th Nov 2012  15:25  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Could well be the second most visited trig in all Scotland after Ben Nevis.


Slightly damaged 12th Nov 2012  11:45  by yukin61

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

up in the capital for the scotland all blacks game yesterday ... parked by dunsapie lock and walked up the east slope top the top, weather cloudy, but nice views all round. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPLmTu_AVDs

the pillar
the pillar
the pillar & me
the pillar
the pillar
north from TP0893
east from TP0893
south from TP0893
west from TP0893


Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2012  12:23  by Bangkok_ian

Gridref: NT 27529 72941   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

We were here to do the Earthcache and to watch Scotland versus New Zealand at Murrayfield.

Flush Bracket Arthur's Seat
Getting a bit chilly at the top 11/11/2012 We were in Edinburgh for the rugby (Scotland 22 - New Zealand 51)


Slightly damaged 30th Oct 2012  10:30  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 14th Oct 2012  13:03  by SummitPlummet

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A Bit Wet That Day ©SummitPlummet


Slightly damaged 3rd Sep 2012  13:54  by Blob

Gridref: NT 27530 72940   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Pillar in generally good condition. Painted white, though slightly grubby. Slight damage perhaps, but no graffiti at date of visit. Excellent views in all directions.

Arthur's Seat Flush Bracket Flush bracket slightly damaged or worn but perfectly readable S3012
Arthur's Seat on a beautiful sunny September day Very clear and bright with excellent views in all directions


Good condition 20th Jun 2012  19:00  by Castle

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


Slightly damaged 5th Jun 2012  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 22nd May 2012  16:18  by KevP

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Superb views on hot sunny day. Very busy, lots of sunbathers in all directions.


Good condition 12th Apr 2012  10:39  by trig-man

Gridref: NT 27534 72941   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 20th Feb 2012  12:00  by Foinavon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Very windy up here today. Trig was an unusual shape. Shame there is grafiti on it.

two cold boys


Slightly damaged 16th Feb 2012  11:15  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 21st Jan 2012  17:23  by PeterKirkwood

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


Slightly damaged 2nd Jan 2012  14:04  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 27535 72946   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Good condition "two-stage" pillar on top of Arthur's Seat. Blowing a gale today with photos only taken either by sitting down on hanging onto the hole on the top! That said, place was going like a fair. Original pillar seems encased in a new thicker base. No sightholes visible and the cap is missing with no plug. Minor chips to the top. Stellar 360 degree views, as expected. Pillar looking a bit grubby with a lot of vandalism on it now. FB faces west-ish.


Slightly damaged 2nd Jan 2012  14:03  by pog

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Not Logged 28th Nov 2011  15:00  by melch

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


Slightly damaged 3rd Nov 2011  13:19  by slateloose

Gridref: NT 27500 72900   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Nice Sunny day good views


Slightly damaged 20th Oct 2011  19:34  by Arran Trigman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

©Arran Trigman
©Arran Trigman
©Arran Trigman


Slightly damaged 10th Sep 2011  11:15  by WhiteFriar

Gridref: NT 27533 72947   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 26th Aug 2011  16:50  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

ARTHURS SEAT FLUSH BRACKET ©BILLY COO
ARTHURS SEAT TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO


Slightly damaged 21st Jul 2011  11:30  by Jonesduo 2

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 18th Jul 2011  14:00  by DesG

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Visited while touring Scotland. Also logged as YSM061

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Slightly damaged 30th May 2011  18:00  by Crazy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Busy location on a sunny but blustery day. Good views over Firth of Forth and city. Whitewashed step trig has orange graffiti but otherwise OK. Steep climb well worth it. Walked from the City.


Slightly damaged 14th Mar 2011  13:15  by Stratford Strollers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

Given the location, we were amazed to find this trig hasn't been logged for about 5 months. Started off from the Scottish Parliament building in light rain but at the summit visibility was down to less than 25 metres, hence the low score for interest!! We will definitely have to come back on a nice sunny day. We were quite surprised to find how rugged it is on top, and quite slippery in the rain.


Slightly damaged 23rd Feb 2011  13:02  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

with Jamie, Paul Brocklehurst his daughter Abbey and her boyfriend


Slightly damaged 10th Nov 2010  09:11  by tom

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

The white painted two stage pillar stands on the rocky peak of a hill in Holyrood Park to the east of Edinburgh city centre. The trig was approached from Dunsapie Loch to the east. It is covered in graffiti and lacks a cap or plug. There are some minor chips to the top edges of the pillar and the loops are damaged. The FB S3012 is positioned on the broader, lower stage of the pillar. The site has a fantastic panoramic view over the city and the surrounding hills and coastline. Distant snowy peaks could be seen in the north west. Holyrood Park is part of Arthurís Seat Volcano SSSI.



Slightly damaged 6th Nov 2010  13:47  by GIRTy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Photographed during a visit to Edinburgh, but not logged on here.

Other visitors present.


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2010  10:30  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 24th Oct 2010  11:00  by craftinessa

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 24th Oct 2010  11:00  by swampysean

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Perfect view for once unlike most of the days I go trigging. Not overly crowded considering what a nice day it is. Number 110 in the Great Trig hunt


Slightly damaged 10th Oct 2010  16:00  by MickandKim

Gridref: NT 27533 72947   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Good views but spoilt by the masses Not to be missed


Good condition 20th Sep 2010  15:00  by jlinney99

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


Good condition 18th Sep 2010  15:25  by Sandman

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

Very busy


Good condition 26th Aug 2010  13:30  by stan toon

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

brilliant views...pity about the masses of humans


Slightly damaged 27th Jul 2010  11:30  by Tikal

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Jun 2010  14:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2010  19:15  by Border Peat

Gridref: NT 27500 72900   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

great views

good climb after fish and chips ©Border Peat


Slightly damaged 21st May 2010  10:25  by jonglew

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

A bit short of time so it was a case of park at the bottom, dash up the hill - a Marilyn no less, and dash back down. Great views, as expected, over Edinburgh on this lovely sunny day in May on our annual pilgrimage north of the border.

Pillar TP0893©jonglew


Slightly damaged 7th Apr 2010  10:30  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 23rd Mar 2010  12:30  by Rachel-C

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

Brilliant views of the city and beyond!!


Slightly damaged 20th Mar 2010  13:36  by tbsc8

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Quite a climb but well worth it for the spectacular views

Me, my GPS and the Trig Piller
Flush Bracket


Good condition 20th Mar 2010  13:00  by Postie

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

Fantastic views on a clear March day


Slightly damaged 7th Feb 2010  14:51  by alanw

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

walked up with Pamela C, from The Vincent on Montrose St. Lots of graffiti on trig - ten people sharing summit on a day with no views. Third time up since records commenced....


Slightly damaged 18th Jan 2010  12:00  by Skerryvore

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

A lovely walk up here with Lorna and down past Duddingston Loch to Holyrood Palace.


Slightly damaged 6th Nov 2009  12:58  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 27533 72941   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Very fine little hill and a Marilyn to boot. Eye-hooks on top missing. Probably more joggers per square mile than anywhere in Britain!

Arthurs Seat TP seen from indicator.
Arthurs Seat Does this data refer to the TP or the indicator?


Slightly damaged 31st Oct 2009  11:45  by Razz

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Walked up from the city centre, via the Salisbury Crags. Lovely sunny day and great views back to Edinburgh Castle and beyond.


Slightly damaged 29th Oct 2009  10:25  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 23rd Oct 2009  14:45  by deegeake

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

good stiff walk to get to top


Slightly damaged 5th Aug 2009  15:42  by BeccaKate

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 5th Aug 2009  15:41  by ZanderH

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Climbed up from Dunsapie with agentmancuso


Slightly damaged 4th Jul 2009  10:50  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Met Declan on the way up. Made him a temporary member of the Boys from the Dyes. Hope when he gets back to Yorkshire he goes trig pointing with his sons.

Arthurs Seat pillar and Flush Bracket. With new member.


Slightly damaged 25th Apr 2009  16:00  by Fawksie

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Flush Bracket
Graffiti
Spider


Slightly damaged 8th Apr 2009  01:50  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Approached from the east after walking around to the far side of Holyrood Park in order to visit the Dunsapie Tank pillar.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2009  13:48  by barnsley skip

Gridref: NT 27528 72943   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked car in Queens Drive car park Holyroot palace. nice walk up via Salisbury crags watched a weasel in rocks on way up good nice hard climb to summit lots of people about but great views all round.


Weasel near base of Arthurs seat

GPS reading


Slightly damaged 19th Feb 2009  16:17  by Eclipse

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Great climb, shame about the graffite on the trig. Lovely views over edinburgh.

Arthurs Seat ©Eclipse


Slightly damaged 28th Oct 2008  10:30  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 28th Sep 2008  17:45  by asbown

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

a nice walk up and great views,very windy.


Not Logged 8th Sep 2008  12:00  by svzed

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


Slightly damaged 14th Aug 2008  21:09  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy walk with both my sons, good views


Good condition 14th Aug 2008  17:01  by Mat Smith

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 10th Jun 2008  12:38  by WavendonWilliams

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Had to log this trig as part of the EC.


Slightly damaged 9th Jun 2008  16:53  by dal

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Superb view point. Blowing a gale.


Slightly damaged 31st May 2008  15:05  by Tizzie

Gridref: NT 27533 72949   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Great views, a shame about the graffiti on the pillar


Slightly damaged 2nd Apr 2008  10:30  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 20th Mar 2008  10:51  by jester2005

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

An interesting trig, defaced by graffiti.


Slightly damaged 24th Feb 2008  15:30  by MBFace

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Shame about the graffiti


Slightly damaged 10th Feb 2008  12:00  by pete37038

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Great routes up here, shame people have to write all over the trig !


Slightly damaged 19th Jan 2008  12:00  by blueboots

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 10th Dec 2007  11:47  by Chirpy Chaffinch

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


Slightly damaged 30th Nov 2007  14:00  by SUE-C

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Nov 2007  14:00  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

There are routes to this trig from every point of the compass. It was a lousy day on our visit with persistant heavy rain and hardly a soul about. The rain abated a little upon reaching the trig and we got a view of sorts, just a glimpse of how good it may be when the suns out. I think this pillar is in good condition, spoilt only by the graffiti. See the earlier photos by Clochandlighter on 20/04/2003 to see how bad it was before the repair. Revisited on 23/03/2010 with daughter in much better conditions so Ive upped the score a couple of points. As good a city scape view as youre ever going to get. The vandalism & graffiti I just dont understand, whichever way you come from youve got to make at least some effort to get to this trig, so the spray painting and physical damage would seem to be pre-meditated, why on earth would someone undertake this, and surely given its popularity you would have to time your assault on it quite carefully as otherwise surely the other visitors would give you grief?


Slightly damaged 19th Oct 2007  10:30  by brighd

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Plug missing, top edge chipped, 2 restraining rings broken. The remaining restraining ring has 3 padlocks clipped to it. No open sights. The TP has grafitti by people from all over the world. Excellent all round views from here and a very good view of Edinburgh. There is a another man made piller on this hill which has details of the horizon to help with your viewing. If any of you ever visit Edinburgh then you must come up here.


Slightly damaged 14th Oct 2007  00:00  by Bramley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 6th Oct 2007  13:30  by cavinguk

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Hard to believe you are in the middle of a city when climbing this dormant volcano! Well worth the visit (outside of peak tourist times, busy!)


Good condition 4th Oct 2007  11:36  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NT 27536 72943   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Revisited with my Sahara Squad on 27-2-11 for GPS. Fabulous views from this busy auld volcanic plug... spoiled only by the excessive graffiti on the pillar... regular whitewashing might be in order.

Flagging ;-)
Arthurs Seat ..with Sahara Squad! :D


Slightly damaged 4th Aug 2007  14:48  by Proper Cheddar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Love this spot. Have been several times but this was whilst in Edinburgh for the tattoo.


Slightly damaged 14th Jun 2007  14:22  by Nr

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

"Popped" up here while my daughter was investigating Edinburgh as her uni. choice. (Update Had a better offer elsewhere)


Slightly damaged 26th May 2007  14:35  by JeffBail

Gridref: NT 27533 72947   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

One of my favourite places in Edinburgh did this as part of a geocache


Good condition 25th May 2007  15:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

What a wonderful city - always love coming here. Now thanks to my daughter actually living here (rather than her last residence: Dunedin, New Zealand, the 'Edinburgh' of the south) I hope to enjoy it for many years to come. Actually had the trig to myself for some minutes - caught a lull in the procession to the top.


Good condition 26th Mar 2007  12:00  by Peripatetic

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

A fun scramble, and marvellous views (considering that it looks down on to a city!)... Reminded me a bit of Table Mountain in Cape Town!

©Peripatetic


Good condition 21st Mar 2007  16:10  by Blue Magician

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

Up Arthurs Seat for the Earth cache. Pillar covered in graffiti but otherwise in good nick.

The Pillar A photo of the pillar on Arthur's Seat


Damaged 3rd Mar 2007  12:10  by bhodisatva

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Rather graffiti'd unfortunately but what can you expect on such a prominent trig point.

Flush Bracket damage to the flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 13th Feb 2007  15:59  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

repeat for me but Marilyn bagging mode for Jamie with me and him homing in on 500 for me and 100 for him the next day.


Not Logged 22nd Jan 2007  15:15  by campagvelocet

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

splendid views in all directions. very busy even in january, but a delightful peak nonetheless. my wife was rather less enthusiastic!


Good condition 1st Oct 2006  14:39  by mafarrimond

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Awesome!


Slightly damaged 7th Sep 2006  12:50  by adambro

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Great view! Quite a popular spot. Fair amount of graffiti on the pillar.

Arthurs Seat ©adambro


Good condition 18th Aug 2006  10:07  by browni

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Can not give this a top rating as the waether was awful up here today. Misty and wet. Still able to find the trig OK though.

Trig in the mist No views today I am afraid!©browni


Good condition 9th Jul 2006  13:08  by Ben Jammin

Gridref: NT 27533 72947   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic views across Edinburgh and out to sea. Mint trek up to it as well.


Good condition 5th Jul 2006  18:00  by Shamus

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

What a great place,fantastic views over Edinburgh.I was working in the area and could not miss this one.Hit town bang on the rush hour and so was very glad when I could finaly get out of the car and start walking.It was a great climb and a great reward with the views over Edinburgh.

©Shamus
©Shamus


Good condition 1st Jul 2006  16:38  by Haggis Hunter

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This was the first time for the whole of The HH Clan to visit Arthur's Seat. We had fantastic weather, but it was blustery as ever at the top. The trig has been repainted again, I wonder how long that will last for? HH

HH & Mini HH ©Haggis Hunter


Good condition 6th Mar 2006  13:48  by coinea

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 6th Mar 2006  13:47  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 27536 72940   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This pillar is sporting another fresh coat of paint. No graffiti yet. Lunchtime visit with six colleagues. Great visibility all round. GRP.

S3012 - Arthurs Seat Photograph by IJB (inset)


Slightly damaged 4th Feb 2006  15:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 27th Jan 2006  14:30  by alistair_uk

Gridref: NT 27529 72947   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

The pillar its self is structurally sound but has had some repair over the years and is currently covered in graffiti. The view is stunning and I highly recommend the trek to all because of it.

Arthur's Seat Plate
Arthur's Seat


Good condition 2nd Jan 2006  12:27  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 27536 72940   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This trig was repaired by a local contractor on behalf of the Ordnance Survey, June 2003. 4th nearest to home. Visited many times, most recent visit 02/01/2006, GRP.

The New Look. 26/06/2003. Recently repaired and repainted.
The summit. View over east Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.
Solid as a rock. The rebuilt trig against a clear blue sky.


Not Logged 18th Dec 2005  15:00  by Longfram Kev

FB Number: 3012  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Came up to log the Arthur's Seat Geocache

High above Edinburgh ©Longfram Kev


Good condition 9th Sep 2005  10:15  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up through town from the George Hotel via Salisbury Crags. Not much of a view due to the rainy and misty conditions.


Good condition 27th Aug 2005  14:49  by soloist

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

On a conference in Edinborough so had to go up


Not Logged 9th Aug 2005  00:00  by Sprog

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


Slightly damaged 21st Jun 2005  12:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Second of three today in sunshine.


Good condition 22nd Apr 2005  16:30  by fasgadh

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

30/1/05Up again for a 600th Marilyn Party. Well done Rod Munro. An interesting day as I was orienteering on the hill in the morning (ie ran up) and then met up afterwards with the happy band of baggers.HoF Chant unleashed on the masses. Still in good shape and another cracking day for views. Today's whisky was Glen Ord. 22/4/05 Quick afternoon visit on cool sunny afternoon. Busy as usual, no change in condition.

Arthurs Seat 30/1/05
Arthurs Seat Rod joins the Marilyn Hall of Fame
Arthurs Seat Rod joins the Marilyn Hall of Fame- welcomed in by Alan Dawson (half man half Biscuit hat)
Arthurs Seat View over Edinburgh


Good condition 18th Dec 2004  13:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 27532 72943   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

First visit for a few years. Big changes, pitched paths and a reinforced trig pillar. OK except for the inevitably missing plug and graffiti. Great view again, and very cold, puddles iced over. Snow on the Pentlands. A few other morning visitors. Good to see an old friend again. -----27/7/04 Muggy evening, covered in flying ants. Pillar very heavily graffied now - perhaps some are best not painted white. -----13/10/04 Lunchbreak visit. Pillar which is now chorten shaped is now decked with prayer flags. ------18/12/04 Cold day but a suntrap just below the summit. Up with the Desparados MC (no connection) christmas meet. Much mulled wine and mincepies and a lovely view of the Southern Uplands from Bass Rock to the Coulter Fells. Braved the wind for a view of snowcovered Highland hills.

The summit With a bright white trig©fasgadh
Arthur's Seat Latest condition
Arthurs Seat Flush Bracket
Arthur's Seat The butressed trig, no prayer flags today.
Arthur's Seat One O'clock gun.
Arthur's Seat Metal


Good condition 24th Jul 2004  15:10  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Midlothian. Dark clouds were threatening to come in from the north but the rain held off until I was back down to Holyrood.


Slightly damaged 18th Jul 2004  18:50  by Lathama

Gridref: NT 27500 79200   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

I haven't stood here for 36 years, so by now it's probably 6" shorter - or, if you go for the ice-age land-readjustment theory, 6" taller! Anyway, on a day like today with clear blue skies there can't be a better view in the whole of the UK. The pillar has a lot of graffiti on it, some of that inspired by the recent Euro 2004; it's very white and a non-standard design, with a short stumpy base. The central plug is missing and there are some chips out of the top corners. Also, two of the three hooks on the top face are broken. Otherwise, it has survived the numbers of visitors very well. By the way, don't any Scottish people come up here? - most of the people wandering about on the summit were from all the four corners of the world!


Not Logged 18th Jul 2004  15:24  by the gremlins

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

Did stay there long because it was very busy and there was a huge rain cloud heading my way!


Good condition 28th May 2004  20:40  by ipeattie

Gridref: NT 27534 72944   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Years since I'd last been up here. They've built a path to the top you could drive a bus up. Had the summit to myself, probably due to the drizzle. Eaten alive by the midgies.

Arthur's Seat - S3012 Dominating the Edinburgh skyline.


Not Logged 21st May 2004  12:00  by Ashaaria

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


Good condition 1st May 2004  16:00  by Nick & Ali

Gridref: NT 27537 72945   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Came up looking for the cache Arthur's Seat 2, but it was missing. Logged the TRIG instead. Excellent views on a bright sunny day.


Good condition 20th Apr 2004  19:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nipped up after a climb in the south quarry. Busy as usual.


Slightly damaged 16th Mar 2004  18:33  by kingofgeography

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Ace views but graffiti on trig.


Good condition 20th Feb 2004  22:08  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

sunny day tons of people wish i had a marilyn in the city centre


Good condition 17th Jan 2004  00:00  by agentmancuso

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

Hoachin.


Good condition 30th Dec 2003  16:00  by Haggis Hunter

Gridref: NT 27531 72942   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I had to go to the top after doing Path to Arthur's Seat 2 geocache.

At the trig ©Haggis Hunter


Good condition 15th Nov 2003  11:10  by TartanT

Gridref: NT 27533 72947   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

More people up here than there is on princes street. Had to climb to the top after finding the nearby goecache.


Good condition 26th Oct 2003  17:30  by CraigW

Gridref: NT 27532 72940   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Already dark at 5:30pm. Still a few people around.

Trig in the dark lots of graffiti on the trig


Good condition 27th Sep 2003  14:44  by discjirm

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

This was not my first time up Arthur's Seat, but this was by far the most memorable of any visit I have made to any trig point. This was the last trig point on my coastal walk around Britain, and as I sat at the trig point in the drizzle I thought about the last 6,265 miles - all the pain, heartache, joy and love I had experienced as I strolled around this great country. I sat down and did not want to leave as I knew that a little over a mile away at the castle there was a reception committee to walcome me to the end of the walk, and I really did not want it to end. I just wanted to keep walking, not to meet them, to see more, to experience more, to walk on and on and on. If you have to end an ultra-long distance walk, try and end it in such a beautiful place.

Arthur's Seat trig point. Arthur's Seat trig point.©discjirm
The view from Arthur's Seat. The view from Arthur's Seat.©discjirm
Ending the walk in Edinburgh. Ending the walk in Edinburgh. Not trig-related, but a happy moment.©discjirm


Good condition 2nd Aug 2003  19:49  by The Clangers

Gridref: NT 27533 72947   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

We climbed to the top of Arthurs seat on a beautiful day 2/08/03 and had a picnic next to the trig. The Clangers

©The Clangers


Not Logged 22nd Jul 2003  19:30  by Firth of Forth

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


Damaged 20th Apr 2003  11:04  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 27533 72947   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

April 2003, this trig pillar was subjected to a horrific vandal attack. FB still intact.

Recent Damage. This damage was immediately reported to the OS. The pillar was repaired and repainted within two months.
Closer inspection. We'll never really know what the perpetrator's motive was, but this trig lives on.


Good condition 29th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

rebuilt trig has widened base - hopefully vandal-proof ! - fine rocky hill; classic Edinburgh view


Slightly damaged 11th Jan 2003  15:29  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

January 2003, slight damage around base where a previous repair is starting to disintegrate. Three months later, vandals took advantage of this weakness and did considerable damage to the pillar. Fantastic views from Arthur's Seat, one of Edinburgh's extinct volcanos.

Flush Bracket S3012. Fits in with neighbouring trig FB numbers.
Before the damage. See the cracks near the bottom? It appears that this is where the vandals were to starting picking away at the concrete.


Good condition 24th Sep 2002  14:00  by Isosceles

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

©Isosceles


Good condition 8th Aug 2002  02:13  by Allymac

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

Been up a few times but this is my first logged visit.


Good condition 28th Apr 2002  11:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walking off the hangover after the RL Cup Final at Murrayfield.


Good condition 18th Jun 2001  12:58  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 17th Jun 2001  16:40  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from Holyrood.


Good condition 24th Sep 2000  14:00  by discjirm

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

Climbed htis the day after I met the girl who ended up being my girlfriend. Later on this pillar was to mark another significant moment in my life. A classic.


Slightly damaged 8th Jul 2000  11:00  by Particle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Visited several times over the years.


Good condition 30th Oct 1999  11:00  by Trigglets

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 11th Oct 1998  03:30  by andyc

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

Ascended as part of traditional Edinburgh University freshers week ending at 4am on a Sunday morning. Very cold on summit! I do not recommend climbing it in the dark when drunk with girls wearing heels and miniskirts. Probably why they don't let the freshers do this anymore in these health and safety obsessed days.


Good condition 31st Jul 1998  14:03  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Aug 1997  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S3012 photo from 26/09/2003 - my 100th visit


Good condition 7th Jul 1996  15:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Sometimes need to queue just to touch pillar in its magnificent situation.


Not Logged 8th Aug 1994  12:00  by Sandman

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


Good condition 1st Jan 1991  10:49  by jimmy

Gridref: NT 27535 72940   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

spider centre had gone and some paint daubing on my latest visit 21/2/2004


Good condition 1st Aug 1989  14:00  by Hedgehogg

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


Slightly damaged 3rd Jun 1988  00:00  by Tom de Erin

Gridref: NT 27500 72900   FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 4th Oct 1987  00:00  by Blackjack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

First visit, when we brought Daughter No 2 to register as a student at Edinburgh University. Took the easy option of walking from Dunsapie Loch. The trigpoint was then in its original state.

Arthurs Seat Mrs B and Daughter No 2 near the top - the pillar was in its unrestored state at that time.


Good condition 28th Jul 1986  18:00  by desperate dan

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

Evening run up during the week of the Commonwealth Games held just below here.


Slightly damaged 1st Aug 1983  16:42  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

logged during university days


Slightly damaged 15th May 1983  15:12  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S3012  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

First logged the FB in spring 1983. Pillar completed 30th January 1943, costing £9.6s.4d. Secondary station S10 in Block NT48, Edinburgh. GRP.


Good condition 12th Sep 1970  17:32  by Fester

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

Bagged as a youngster


Not Logged 4th Aug 1963  10:39  by gowrie

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

Logged as I have just found a photo of visiting this trig while on holiday in August 1963

©gowrie


Good condition 7th Jul 1960  15:30  by arranc

Gridref: NT 27500 72900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

My first hill! High point noted as 822' 9" - who says metric is better! Marilyns hadn't even been thought of (probably Alan Dawson wasn't even born then!)



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