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TP0983 - Balgreen
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6177th with 72 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.44/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Aug 1984
Was Last logged: 22nd Feb 2021

Of the 25 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8m
The average error was 3m
2 were exact

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Good condition 22nd Feb 2021  09:15  by Bkennedymeehan

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On private land, didn’t see the landowner to ask for permission, jumped 3 fences and a short walk over to the trig point.

Good condition 16th Jan 2021  12:31  by Jawzdiesel

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Done some search for access before visiting to avoid entry to farm but the farm was the best not was read that they is three gates to open second gate was already open trim in great condition but wet when I visited it fought I heard the farm owners coming but it turned out to be a gate near the trig lucky saw no one but did closed gate one and three after opening benchmark there too but could not see it

Piller Wet as it is woman’s weather not that good ©Jawzdiesel
S2685 ©Jawzdiesel
Spider ©Jawzdiesel

Inaccessible 23rd Apr 2020  08:42  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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

Visit by Debs. As per previous posts got to gate by reservoir and could see clear track up. Gate was chained and when I tried to find alternative route, noticed field is currently being used for lambing, so left it.

Gate access ©COVID Trig Point Challenge

Good condition 16th Feb 2020  14:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in the reservoir entrance. Through the three gates and to the trig. Met the farmer on the way back and he was happy with me going to the trig.

Good condition 24th Feb 2019  15:55  by Cootking

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking tricky. Used access to reservoir and hoped no-one would come. Three sets of gates through farmyard (all clean now) and couple minutes up field track. Dead easy couple of hundred yards. Saw no-one.

Flush bracket

Good condition 17th Jul 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 05740 63407   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Via farm gate at NT056632 and two further gates - all easily opened and not challenged

Good condition 9th Jun 2015  13:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Gate next to the road was open and despite shouting nobody answered so I just took a leisurely walk up to the pillar and back. Pillar in good condition.


Good condition 23rd Sep 2014  14:44  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

beware sticky paste on top of gate at back of farmyard. Gate is apparently just on a clip and can be opened as I found out later on chatting to lad in hangars on my return. I avoided it by going over the broken gate over to the left next to the barn.

Good condition 14th Mar 2013  20:29  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th Mar 2013  11:39  by coinea

Gridref: NT 05741 63409   FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No access issues except that big gate nearest the road had been smeared along the top with something indeterminate but revolting. However, it was quieter to climb gate than open it, plenty wet grass for cleaning up afterwards!

S2685 Balgreen.

Good condition 10th Mar 2012  11:39  by descarte1

Gridref: NT 05735 63416   FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Very good condition pillar beside mapped track. FB faces south-ish with north/south-ish sightholes open but internally blocked. Cap present with sunken lettering. Good views for the sheer lack of effort required to visit the trig. Parked in the access road to the reservoir nearby. There's also a cut benchmark on the corner of a barn on the way to the trig.

Good condition 1st Jan 2012  14:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 05738 63414   FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access through farm

Good condition 23rd Jul 2009  15:20  by Sandman

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

Good condition 22nd May 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

walked around farm, over a few gates as dogs were barking in farmyard S2685©Border Peat

Good condition 2nd May 2009  10:33  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Only way to pillar was through farm yard, and over few gates.

Balgreen pillar, flush bracket and spider. All in good order.

Good condition 14th Aug 2008  10:48  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NT 05738 63414   FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A few gates to go through, but no-one around.

Good condition 21st Jun 2008  20:23  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A bit sodden underfoot for my dress kilt outfit.. pillar in good shape with only SE sight open.

Balgreen ..just behind the farm.

Good condition 22nd Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters, SE side of fence, a liitle way past farmyard.

Good condition 26th Aug 2007  15:57  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 05739 63406   FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS cap with deep indented lettering. Front sight hole open. FB faces SSE ~151°. Tertiary station in Block NT18, Dunfermline. Pillar completed 1st September 1939. NW edge of grazing field by track. Views to Corston Hill, West Cairn Hill, Ballencrieffe Hill and Ben Cleugh. Photograph 26/08/2007, GRP.

S2685 - Balgreen pillar & FB

Good condition 9th Aug 2006  17:23  by andyc

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Very Windy, great views of Pentlands. Have to walk through farmyard but didn't encounter any access problems.

Good condition 11th Mar 2005  12:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I approached from wood to N. Fine views of Pentlands, distant Ochils and Lomonds.

Good condition 7th Sep 2004  17:50  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 05737 63415   FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

By field boundary, mapped track has lost one of its fences. Views to the Pentlands and Cairnapple Hill. Round bailer at work next door. Metalwork intact.

Balgreen Metal

Good condition 2nd Aug 2004  16:00  by sky high boys

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice wee spot.

Good condition 11th Jan 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S2685 Revisited 11/12/2003 to photograph
S2685 revisited 11/12/2003 to photograph

Good condition 19th Aug 1984  16:00  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S2685  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed on 1st September 1939 costing £4.10.8d. In 1947 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertairy station NT18/T14 in the Dunfermline Secondary Block. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1964. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in April 1970. Spoke to farmer before going in. He was inquisitive about my interest in the trig pillar but was pleased to be helpful.

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