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TP0997 - Balmanno Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Balmanno HillNO02/T7NO02T007314024.77714541.15229.2093PILLAR01/06/1951201/06/1951N0

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There are 17 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3220th with 40 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.10/10 (from 20 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd Aug 1994
Was Last found intact: 14th Jun 2020
Was Last logged: 11th Jan 2021

Of the 20 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 10m
The average error was 5m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Looking towards Bridge of Earn
By NormanW

By Cootking

By Cootking

By Cootking
S5925 - Balmanno Hill
By Clochandighter
Balmanno Hill
By fasgadh
Balmanno Hill
By fasgadh
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 11th Jan 2021  00:00  by Hannahrichi3

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 14th Jun 2020  14:18  by NormanW

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Via the mast to the East. Long wet grass , no farm animals.

Looking towards Bridge of Earn

Good condition 22nd Sep 2019  11:20  by Cootking

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plenty of parking on the minor road to the east. Over gate and follow tracks to mast. Should have been easy from there but 30+ heifers spotted us and gave chase downhill. Back up by a circuitus route. Top is tussock and thistles but easy walking. Left money on spider to replace that I removed in Argyll 20 years ago - for the fairies. Long tour down through the trees as all the lower fields were full of inquisitive cattle.

Good condition 20th Jul 2019  10:14  by andjess

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Ran from Bridge of Earn using quiet road heading towards balmanno farm then took the bridge over M90 then steep climb to the trig great views


Good condition 22nd Jun 2019  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NO 14027 14535   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Grassy track to mast almost opposite parking layby at NO151143

Good condition 28th Feb 2019  11:42  by BeardyHugo

Gridref: NO 14025 14541   FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Misty day. Trig paint mostly eroded away.

Good condition 17th Apr 2014  13:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Newbigging crossroads next to a derelict farm building, walked through Balmanno Farm, over the M90 & ever upwards. Fine display of (mostly yellow) flowers during this jaunt: celandine, primroses, daffodils, gorse (as evidenced by that delicious coconut aroma) and of course the humble dandelion (not a weed, and forever one of my favourites.) Pillar fine, cap remains in place, and just the north-east sight hole open.

Good condition 5th Oct 2013  11:34  by CJO

Gridref: NO 14027 14538   FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

All intact. Rough cattle and sheep pasture with good views to the north.

Balmanno Hill

Not Logged 28th Aug 2010  12:53  by dunfie doughball

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

visited whilst doing nearby geocaches.

view towards Dundee

Good condition 14th Aug 2010  14:49  by andyc

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views up the Tay and across to Perth. Very twitchy cows in nearby fields running around wildly due to noise from silage harvesting tractor.

Good condition 6th Jun 2009  14:55  by Sandman

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

Typhoon overhead

Good condition 5th Apr 2009  13:20  by coinea

Gridref: NO 14027 14531   FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 5th Apr 2009  13:17  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NO 14027 14532   FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second visit. Photographs and GPS reading. HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th March 1950 costing 15.0s.6d. In 1951, this marker was computed for triangulation as a tertiary station in Block NO02, Perth. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1951. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in November 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked by east side of unclassified road in recess at NO151143. Accessed via track to comms mast then cross crountry via north end of woods. Grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~195. NE sight hole open, others plugged. View includes Mailer Hill, Moncreiffe Hill, Kinnoull Hill, Pole Hill, Glencarse Hill, Craigowl, Normans Law, Binn Hill, East Lomond, West Lomond and Benarty Hill.

S5925 - Balmanno Hill & GRP
S5925 - Balmanno Hill & GRP

Good condition 21st Feb 2009  12:45  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on road side just after bridge over the motorway. Walk up track to pillar then straight over to trig point.

Balmanno Hill. Pillar, flush bracket and spider.

Not Logged 28th Jun 2006  16:24  by perth pathfinders

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

visiting nearby cache, and setting some of my own

Good condition 23rd Oct 2005  19:10  by snaik

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visibilty less than 50 mtrs.

Good condition 14th Feb 2005  11:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NO 14026 14535   FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Sorry to intrude on personal grief, but the view is something special. Especially of the snowy Mounth and Glen Almond hills and down the Tay. Lovely high level walk along an escarpment , past a flight pool with heron to a small rocky tump with a pristine white pillar. Even still got its plug.

Balmanno Hill Metal
Balmanno Hill The view towards Dundee
Balmanno Hill Towards the west and Ben Vorlich
Balmanno Hill Northern view

Good condition 11th Dec 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cloud/mist meant visibility < 100 mtrs so no view at all.


Good condition 25th Dec 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, attractive grassy summit

Good condition 2nd Aug 1994  13:45  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5925  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th March 1950 costing 15.0s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NO02/T7 in 1951. Levelled for height also in 1951. Last maintained by the OS in November 1986. Spider retains OS centre plug.

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