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TP1871 - Cakemuir Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cakemuir HillNT48/T105NT48T105340411.96657614.18369.4173PILLAR01/06/1943201/06/1959N0

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There are 13 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2717th with 37 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.27/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Jul 1985
Was Last logged: 18th Mar 2023

Of the 15 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 18m
The average error was 7m
The closest was 2m

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S3077 - Cakemuir Hill
By clochandighter
Cakemuir Hill pillar, spider and flush bracket .
By Boys from the Dyes
By fasgadh
By iainmac
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Good condition 18th Mar 2023  15:41  by NJM

Gridref: NT 40412 57618   FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Ninth Trig of a 10 Trig Day and easily the best of the bunch. Good walk from Nettlingflat along farm track as far as the Cakemuir Burn, then over two good pasture fields to the pillar, in good condition and which affords excellent views in most directions except east. Just under 3 miles return and 268ft of ascent.

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Good condition 12th Jun 2021  14:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NT 40400 57600   FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at gate then up double fence to next gate then left track and up through forest and dry under foot Found fire break at correct Grid Ref to wall then left to gate/fence for short walk to Trig Cows in field but far enough away to not stop our goal

Good condition 2nd Jun 2021  09:56  by Oldhortus

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

Parked just off B6367 around Cowbraehill up the side of the wood and onto the Trig. Lots of cows grazing but manged get get round them. Interesting view of the railway heading north to Edinburgh

Good condition 12th Jan 2020  15:15  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at NT4109256090. There is a double fence next to this which runs along to the plantation, so easy to get away from any moooo. The fire breaks in the plantation are wide and easy to follow, the game keepers use them i think as a good ATV track is visible. The last short fire break to the trig is a little bit over grown but has a solid path along it.

Good condition 8th Oct 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 40414 57610   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Nettlingflat to south. Followed mapped track thru' gates avoiding electric fencing. Further gate @ NT401572

Good condition 21st Aug 2015  18:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at a gate on the B6367 as the A7 route to the south is now blocked somewhat by the newly reinstated Borders railway. Followed the farm track over the railway (great spot for steam special photos as it is near the summit of the 1:70 Falahill incline) and bearing left at Cowbraehill farm towards the neighbouring cottage then up the slope to the pillar. Decent views S-W-N.


Good condition 10th Mar 2012  10:23  by coinea

Gridref: NT 40412 57612   FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S3077 Cakemuir Hill.

Good condition 10th Mar 2012  10:22  by clochandighter

Gridref: NT 40413 57607   FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Third visit. Parked in layby, east side of A7 immediately south of county boundary signs. Cakemuir Hill was once in Midlothian but in 1975 became part of the Borders. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces 57 ENE. All four sight holes open but innards are now filled with debris. Panorama includes: Scald Law, Allermuir Hill, Braid Hills, Arthurs Seat, West Lomond, East Lomond, Largo Law, Skid Hill, North Berwick Law.

S3077 - Cakemuir Hill & GRP
S3077 - Cakemuir Hill pillar & FB

Good condition 31st Jan 2009  10:03  by andyc

FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk up forest rides from the south on a very windy but sunny day.

Good condition 10th Jan 2009  10:20  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in lay-by on the A7 and walked up through fields. Very cold and windy day. Pillar and metal in good condition.

Cakemuir Hill pillar, spider and flush bracket . Pillar, spider and flush bracket with 2 Boys from the Dyes.

Good condition 26th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, nr corner of pasture

Good condition 26th Apr 2004  11:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 40404 57612   FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Can easily be reached through the forest from the south. Trick is to take the obvious big ride and wait until your GPS shows the trig at right angles to the track.. soon there will be a ride on the left that goes straight there. Popular scratching post with good views away from the forestry.

Cakemuir Metal
Cakemuir Looking towards Blackhope Scar.

Good condition 14th May 2003  11:30  by clochandighter

FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

The summit of Cakemuir Hill is 1 mile east of the A7 midway between Heriot and Middleton. This open grazing top was once in Midlothian, but following Local Government reorganisation in 1975, Cakemuir Hill is now in the Scottish Borders. There are no access problems in reaching this trig. Quickest approach is from Cowbraehill to the west. The trig pillar is in very good condition. Both horizontal sighting tubes are open at both ends, through which the stud is easily seen. The spider has its original OS plug with engraved shallow font. The flush bracket is on the northeast face of the pillar. Minor erosion to ground by livestock. Panornamic views to Pentlands, Trossachs, Ochils, Lomonds etc. Visibility over 70 miles. Revisited and photographed by GRP 14/05/2003.

S3077 - Cakemuir Hill.

Good condition 18th Feb 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 25th Jul 1985  14:07  by clochandighter

FB Number: S3077  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed in September 1943 costing 8.8s.3d. Later in 1943 this marker was computed for triangulation as tertiary station NT48/T105 in the Edinburgh secondary block. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1959. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in August 1981.

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