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Logged visits for Lone Walker
2013-01-05 09:45 - TP2800 (Doe Hill)
Painted pink at some time in its past, this pillar sits proudly on grassy hummock just next to the right of way. Surrounding fields as swimming pools for the sheep at the moment, so got incredibly wet on circular walk taking in Longridge Fell trig point too. Views across to Pendle Hill.
2013-01-05 08:32 - TP4535 (Longridge Fell)
Somewhat disappointed to find this wasn't yellow anymore, now white, with a white plinth too. Walked in across incredibly wet moor from car park to west. Tracks that were firm were rivers and others were just bogs. Stepped out to bag Doe Hill too, which was a mistake as fields and pastures are swimming. Good to be out though :)
2012-12-27 09:54 - TP5855 (Scridles)
Sitting proud on a grassy hump, spotted easily from the wonderfully named Shivering Ginel. Name is bizarre, fell is Beacon Hill and nearby farm is spelled Scriddles, so strange why the trig should have only a single D in its name. Not sure if this was green in the past, or just mossy? Good views across Bowland.
2012-12-27 08:26 - TP5119 (Newton Fell)
Walked up from layby near entrance to quarry, around the quarry perimeter fence on a reasonable path, boggy in places, but not too bad considering the rain we've had this past few months. I like the FB lettering picked out in gold paint, seen that on a couple of others locally, nice one whoever did it :)
2012-10-20 10:05 - TP3765 (High Arnside)
Wonderful stone built trig on lofty heather clad crag with great views.
2012-10-07 10:45 - TP6844 (Weston)
Visited while walking the Cotswold Way. Uninspiring views down into Bath
2012-10-07 10:06 - TP3599 (Hanging Hill)
Visited while walking the Cotswold Way. Buried deep in the nettles and brambles and impossible to photo properly (full face from FB face).
2012-10-07 09:10 - TP4157 (Kelston Round Hill)
Visited while walking the Cotswold Way. Superb location, with a cloud inversion in the valley below while I was there.
2012-10-06 10:02 - TP6506 (Tolldown Resr)
Visited while walking the Cotswold Way. No views at all and surrounded by scrub. Awkward location beside enclosure fence.
2012-09-15 12:53 - TP4447 (Little Mell Fell)
Bit Annoyed to find someone standing on the pillar when I arrived and he was there for 5 mins or so, despite my obvious efforts to photograph it. Chilled out in the sun for a few until he'd gone #grumpy :)
2012-09-15 08:55 - TP3422 (Gowbarrow Fell)
Wonderful location and fine stone built trig with great aspect, off to Little Mell Fell now
2012-08-25 10:52 - TP7306 (Saddleback)
First visit to Blencathra and instantly loved the place, summit is quite small and ring is easy to spot, no views today though
2012-07-21 09:50 - TP6001 (Skiddaw)
No views from here today and windy as well, but at least had the shelter to myself for a while
2012-06-02 11:48 - TP2241 (Clough Head)
No views today and took advantage of the shelter to eat lunch, it was just a bit windy
2012-05-19 11:46 - TP2360 (Colsterdale Moor)
Walked across from Witton Fell, slog up from the path across the ankle breaking heather, good aspect
2012-05-19 09:45 - TP7012 (Witton Fell)
Situated among the heather, rough approach and not much to see from here
2012-05-06 12:43 - TP1159 (Beinn Bhreac)
Climbed up from car park, what a stunning location, not too wet either which was a bonus
2012-05-02 13:40 - TP3042 (Elgol)
Logged while walking the Skye Trail, fly past of Eurofighter while taking a break by the pillar, lovely spot
2012-04-30 11:38 - TP2169 (Chumhaing)
Logged while walking Skye Trail, on the way into Portree from The Storr, superb views and wild and windy aspect
2012-04-29 10:36 - TP1184 (Beinn Edra)
Walking the Skye Trail, along the ridge from Quiraing, tough day, but beautiful weather, dry and sunny
2012-04-28 09:33 - TP5562 (Quirang)
The first trig on the Skye Trail, cracking views, ascent from valley and across the wasteland
2012-03-10 10:31 - TP4812 (Middleton)
Fine Howgills pillar with grand aspects
2012-03-03 11:27 - TP4030 (Horton)
Difficult to get a proper picture as buried in hedge, bagged along Cotswold Way
2012-01-28 11:13 - TP6183 (Stinchcombe)
Another Cotswold Way trig. Good location and good views again.
2012-01-14 10:12 - TP3627 (Haresfield Beacon)
Collected along the Cotswold Way, unusual (I think) stone built pillar for this area and this low down, normally see them on the high tops. Great location and great views
2012-01-07 12:35 - TP5279 (Painswick Hill)
Interesting location, on the ramparts of the old Hill Fort, good views. Walking the Cotswold Way, so only a slight diversion needed.
2012-01-07 07:30 - TP1380 (Birdlip)
Early morning visit, still pitch black, on the way to Cotswold Way walk. Can't comment on the views, but right next to fenced enclosure holding reservoir.
2012-01-02 09:11 - TP4347 (Langerton Hill)
Ridiculously squelchy and wet approach from Grimwith Reservoir, across partially flooded pastures and the top was boggy too. Some good views to surrounding fells, all intact and in good fettle.
2011-12-27 11:48 - TP0970 (Baildon Common)
Alerted by TomTom on my return from Beamsley Beacon and Ling Park, so jumped out at the top of the hill with hazard lights on, but very quiet road. Not a great location.
2011-12-27 09:20 - TP1115 (Beamsley Beacon)
A good track up to the trig point, but a bit of a boggy nightmare beyond it. Once past Round Hill it got even worse. The final walk of 2011 and my ante-penultimate Yorkshire Dales trig point!
2011-12-27 08:32 - TP4423 (Ling Park)
Parked here for a circular walk to Beamsley Beacon, trig is slightly soot damaged, but other than that looks to be ok. No views to speak of. Was the wall built after the trig? If not, how did they see it from Beamsley Beacon?
2011-10-22 12:30 - TP4391 (Leckhampton Hill)
Some slight damage to right edge of front face and top corner, but not sure any trig that's painted green should qualify for Good Condition status. One of the best concrete plinths I've seen, loads of attention to detail, well done on that score :)
2011-09-22 11:01 - TP5916 (Sharpah)
A rather squelchy walk across Flasby Fell, but a great little hill with good views
2011-08-20 12:51 - TP6420 (The Ring)
Situated between tees on the golf course and bang on the Cotswold Way - as there's a way marker on the trig itself - which I've never seen before. Good condition with intact spider
2011-08-20 12:24 - TP0007 (Cleeve Hill)
Lovely open exposure to this pillar, bagged while walking second section of the Cotswold Way and diverted away from usual route. I loved the open common walk across to The Ring
2011-07-30 09:38 - TP1530 (Booze Moor)
The second of my "Booze and Fags" short circular walk. No path to speak of, either into or out of the trig, but heather isn't too bad and not too boggy at this time of year. Approached through the quarry and exited by Stang Side
2011-07-30 08:47 - TP4008 (Hoove Faggergill)
Bagged on a circular to pick up two of the final remaining trig pillars on my Dales bagging list. Mostly okay approach, not too boggy, followed a thin track most of the way, from the road at NZ 01397 06332 (seen on Google Earth, but not the OS map).
2011-07-09 09:14 - TP2822 (Dovers Hill)
Picked up on the first section of the Cotswold Way. Slight damage to the front of the pillar - probably not helped by people climbing all over it
2011-07-09 07:49 - TP4098 (Ilmington Down)
Quick diversion on the way to start the Cotswold Way, bagged this and the even more uninteresting county top just across the field
2011-06-16 10:22 - TP1110 (Beacon Hill South)
Picked up while walking Coast to Coast and diverted slightly to bag the trig and see the beacon. Not a great location, but wide views
2011-06-12 12:22 - TP4552 (Louven Howe)
Picked up while walking Coast to Coast and stopped here for lunch, out of the wind. Great location amongst the heather.
2011-05-28 13:26 - TP1099 (Beacon Hill)
Picked up while walking the final section of the Ridgeway. Fine location, trig in good condition on raised base with grand views.
2011-05-28 11:24 - TP2931 (Dunsley Farm)
Picked up while walking the final section of the Ridgeway, right on the path. Rather dull location.
2011-05-28 08:37 - TP4899 (Monument Hill)
One of the most unusual trig pillars I've collected so far - huge barrel shaped monument on a superb hill. Bagged while walking the final section of the Ridgeway. Confusingly labelled Coombe Hill on the plate on the trig, the name of the hill, but here called Monument Hill. Coombe Hill trig point is 3 miles away on Aston Hill. Bizarre.
2011-05-28 07:32 - TP2233 (Clipper Down)
picked up on the way to walk the final section of the Ridgeway - close enough for a quick detour up the edge of the field from the road.
2011-04-29 11:06 - TP2487 (Crag Hill)
Incredibly windy on the summit, fine example of stone-built trig, slim and erect. Fine views on the walk from Buttermere to Keswick.
2011-03-26 08:21 - TP5374 (Penhill)
One of the ugliest pillars I've come across, squat and malformed stone built trig. Bagged on circular from Carlton taking in a couple of Yorkshire tops on the same walk.
2011-02-12 16:48 - TP0478 (Loch Naver)
TomTom alerted me to this one, beside the road on a trip to Sutherland
2011-02-12 12:55 - TP0664 (Culnaknock)
picked up on another tour of Skye
2010-11-27 10:05 - TP5320 (Parsons Pulpit)
First proper winter walk of the 2010/11 season, strong, bitterly cold wind and light dusting of snow everywhere - clear skies made a grand day. Came across from Proctor High Mark, neighbouring Dewey.
2010-11-20 06:43 - TP5451 (Pink Hill)
On narrow lane with FB facing road thankfully. Drove past it in the dark and TomTom alerted me. Very early so no traffic, was able to park alongside and photograph with the flash. Not a great location. Impossible to determine condition of anything other than the FB.
2010-11-06 10:46 - TP5194 (Nuffield)
Bagged while walking the Ridgeway - looked for it along the road first then backtracked when found it was actually in the field. Condition is hard to determine as it has so much ivy and growth all over it, even in November. Spot is very sheltered though and still loads of nettles surrounding it. No chance to see the spider or any face other than the one with the FB. Not a great spot. Special only because this is trig #300 for me!
2010-11-06 09:38 - TP3516 (Grims Ditch)
Surprisingly good condition considering its so close to te path - right on it in fact, no need to scrabble about in the bushes. Bagged while walking section 5 of the Ridgeway path. Spider centre is missing, but otherwise perfect nick. Too many trees and bushes for views, but nice spot all the same.
2010-10-30 09:23 - TP4560 (Lowbury Hill)
Slight diversion from the Ridgeway needed to visit this pillar, but plenty of paths and bridleways, so very easy access. There is a gate in the barbed wire fence, just south of the pillar, on the 4wd track. Good condition, with tarmac plug and even the 186m altitude gives sweeping views across miles of farmland.
2010-10-23 10:53 - TP5167 (North Nab)
Walked in along the good track from Broadshawe after visitng Simons Seat. Scaled the wall at the hills highpoint, about 1/4 of a mile from the gate. Good location with views down into Valley of Desolation. Damage to the top of pillar and rusty red appearance. Spider centre open but nothing deposited inside. Long easy walk back through Strid Wood to Barden Bridge.
2010-10-23 09:38 - TP5983 (Simons Seat)
Walked up from Barden Bridge along the Dales Way and then along the permissive path - which was mostly under running water - from Dalehead Farm. Lovely location, pillar sitting high and proud on rocky outcrop - must be great views when the mist isnt down as it was today. Needed the GPS to find the right track across Barden Fell to North Nab. Some damage to top edge of pillar, hence condition rating - 1 inch missing from almost half the top surface. Spider plug missing and lots of rocks and dozens of centipedes taking shelter inside.
2010-10-14 09:41 - TP6382 (The Fleak)
A bit of resolve is needed for this one, there's no other reason to walk across this fell. There's no path from either road so its peat groughs, heather and wet feet I'm afraid. The easier approach is from the west - longer, but better underfoot, no groughs and you can see your target all the way. Pillar is in good condition, with a good view across the valley to Semerwater. Cap is missing and not plugged - surprisingly not full of detritus either. Done as circular with the beacon on Oxnop Common.
2010-09-30 17:41 - TP0704 (Rombalds Moor)
Second pillar along the Dales High Way and somehow I lost the path to this one from the 12 Apostles and ended up heather hopping for a while. Always easy to see though, perched above the rest of the moor. Chunk missing from top edge of pillar hence damage status. Plug replaced. Good location with great views
2010-09-30 17:41 - TP5258 (Overgate Croft Farm)
Third pillar along the Dales High Way, although slight diversion needed to visit it. Slight chunk missing from top edge, hence condition statement. Plug intact though. Easy, if pathless descent back to track beside Noon Stone and an evening stroll down to Brown Bank camp site.
2010-09-30 14:45 - TP0971 (Baildon Hill)
First pillar along the Dales High Way, nice easy ascent with rewarding views - especially north. Plug has been replaced, nice and white. Handy bench allows for full appreciation of scene.
2010-09-25 10:51 - TP3227 (Fore Down)
Easy to miss if you're not looking out for it, set a few yards north of the Ridgeway path right on the field margin. Another one with a missing brass spider centre and no replacement plug - seems most of the Ridgeway trigs have been subjected to this treatment. Pillar is in good condition, not especially great location.
2010-09-25 08:16 - TP3847 (Hill Barn)
A mostly broken fence along the length of the field made for easy and a short walk across the recently harvested and turned field from the Ridgeway to reach the pillar, with views to the north. Good condition, brass centre missing and no plug replacement.
2010-09-18 11:48 - TP6888 (White Horse Hill)
From the Ridgeway, day 2 of 7. Great spot on the embankment of Uffington hill fort with lots of folk milling about enjoying the balmy September afternoon. The White Horse is rubbish unless you bring a microlite or fancy dropping several hundred feet down the hill. Fine white pillar on concrete base, S is missing from the BM and plug is now tarmac.
2010-09-18 10:08 - TP2121 (Charlbury Hill)
Another short diversion from the Ridgeway, again across a stubble field, but gates aided access this time. Trig sits proud on small rise with expansive views to the north, not particularly inspiring, but certainly expansive. Tarmac plug has been drilled or excavated and what looks like a condom amongst other things now lie at the bottom, which is nice.
2010-09-18 09:16 - TP0743 (Liddington Castle)
A short diversion, from the Ridgeway, across the stubble field and over the barbed wire fence provided relatively easy access to the trig and its decking landing. Superb spot, right on the ramparts of the old fort and with the commanding views these things were built for. Trig is in good condition, plug replaced. Neighbouring hill finder is more of a town finder, the local area not being that well endowed with lumpy bits
2010-09-11 10:04 - TP3552 (Hackpen Hill)
Walked in across recently harvested field, over tricky barbed wire fence, from the Ridgeway path. Incredible amount of flint in the soil, more stone than soil it seemed. Trig is overgrown by rhubarb of all things, but in good condition with an intact plug. Sweeping views across the flat countryside.
2010-09-04 09:29 - TP2383 (Conistone Moor)
Walked in from the New Pasture trig, over some cracking limestone pastures and moorland. Great location for the pillar, right on the edge of a limestone crag, expansive views west and south with Wharfedale to the north. Pillar in mostly good condition, although plug is missing and debris stuffed down the hole. Back to Grassington along possibly the nicest section of the Dales Way.
2010-09-04 08:16 - TP5099 (New Pasture Edge)
Walked up from Grassington along the lane, finding a convenient place to cross the wall just south west of the trig. If approaching from the north west there is a handy gate giving access to the moor. Trig is in good condition, amid lots of grouse moor, concrete base, plug intact, some string attached to spider. Now on to Conistone Moor.
2010-09-01 15:02 - TP3061 (Enag)
Approached all the way along the lane in the car, easy access and easy to find. Perched on concrete plinth beside the track, surrounded by heather moorland. Plug intact, but covered in paint, good condition.
2010-09-01 14:45 - TP6759 (Warth Hill)
Parked at end of quarry lane and hopped across the heather, past another farmers private landfill site, full of old washing machines and other detritus. Superb views across all aspects, good condition, plug intact, miles and miles of heather, in full bloom.
2010-09-01 14:38 - TP0482 (Duncansby Head FBM)
So few logs for such an easy find, so close to JOG. Perched up on the bank beside A99. Easy to park, easy to find, mind the gap as you photograph it though.
2010-09-01 14:25 - TP2905 (Duncansby Head)
Lovely spot - why anyone would want to visit JOG when they could come here instead is beyond me. A remote spot, with views across to fantastic sea stacks and a short grassy track if you want a closer look at them. Good condition, plug missing, concrete plinth.
2010-09-01 14:00 - TP3898 (Hill Of Rigifa)
Parked in gate entrance (on the rough road) north west of the trig. Walked in along stony track and cut across left when I saw the standing stone. Pillar is visible beyond - the other side of a farmers private landfill - custodians of the countryside my arse. Pillar sits proud on concrete plinth. Plug is intact although screws are half out. Covered in wool, as sheep use it as a scratching post.
2010-09-01 13:20 - TP0017 (Dunnet Head)
Cluttered little summit (HuMP) with lots of buildings and odd things sticking out of the ground. True summit has a hill finder on a small platform. Trig painted white with green paint on the FBM, plug has gone and replaced by resin seal.
2010-09-01 12:45 - TP3895 (Hill Of Olrig)
Parked at end of track, beneath huge radio mast, then walked up to trig beside another huge mast. Some splendid views from this point, positioned beside dry slate dike which must have taken ages to build. Good condition, plug intact.
2010-09-01 12:12 - TP3887 (Hill Of Lybster)
Appears to be in the grounds of some sort of Business Park. Signs on road warning of Authorised Access Only, but I pressed on regardless. Passed a couple of vehicles leaving the park - lunchtime - but paid me no attention. Parked on road and dashed across fence to take pictures etc. When the police car drove up I got slightly concerned, but it didn't stop - just drove past - phew! Good condition, plug intact, no views
2010-09-01 11:30 - TP6224 (Strathy Point)
Parked outside the gate of the B&B just south of the pillar - much easier approach than from the east, if slightly longer. Although lots of rain recently there is still enough dry sections to reach summit without getting wet feet. A very very large fence post, looks like a Venessa tube from a distance, but pillar is on other side of fence on heathery hummock. Good condition, plug filled, good sea views
2010-09-01 10:25 - TP1359 (Bilbster Mains)
Quite simply the most awful spot I've ever had to visit to reach a trig. Parked at the end of the drive of house opposite the field - no-one home, so took a chance and into cow field. Gate to left of field gives access to field the trig is in, but its ankle deep in cow shite and mud, picked way across manure ridden field, dodging bullocks and thistles and cow pats, through knee deep vegetation and more cow pats to the corner of the field, where dismembered bird and stinking mud made access to pillar difficult, never mind the barbed wire fence. Trig is ok, plug intact, nettles doing nicely.
2010-09-01 09:41 - TP3882 (Hill Of Harland)
Parked in passing place by the farm drive and walked in along rutted track. Buildings were inhabited by dozens of rowdy bullocks, so had to jump the barbed wire fence to avoid them. Pillar is in good condition, plug still intact
2010-09-01 09:41 - TP5189 (Noss Farm)
Parked in passing place opposite farm drive and over locked gate into and across grassy field. No sign of life in nearby farm, although vehicles visible in the drive - was half expecting a GOML shout. Unremarkable location and for some reason photos of the pillar didnt come out on my digital camera, bit odd.
2010-09-01 09:11 - TP3903 (Hill Of Stemster)
Walked in along grassy track from the minor road. Easy parking and easy access. Only problem were the bullocks in the field - very nosey and boisterous, if there had been more than just the three I wouldn't have risked it. Pillar is in good condition, plug is intact, solid concrete plinth.
2010-09-01 08:40 - TP3889 (Hill Of Mid Clyth)
Met the owner of the nearby house as I was driving in along the track. Seemed a bit suspicious of my motives for coming up my drive and my "I'm just looking for something" response didn't seem to help matters. When I explained I was looking for the trig point she knew what I meant and pointed me to a parking spot and the stile over the fence to gain access to the moor. Bleak spot, very boggy approach, but pillar in good condition. Original brass plug has been removed and replaced upside down. I'd meant to bring my allen keys and replace it right way up, but seems quite novel, so didn't bother.
2010-09-01 08:21 - TP0481 (Lybster)
Nice easy find, thanks to the Hotel sign. Easy parking just across the road and although nearly caught the crown jewels on the barbed wire fence, no access problems.
2010-09-01 08:10 - TP6285 (Swiney Hill)
Parked at end of lane in gate entry. Fine coastal views to the south west, somewhat ruined by the towering drilling rig. Pillar perched on bank overlooking derelict farmhouse. Plug still intact. Easy access.
2010-09-01 05:55 - TP5176 (North Sutor)
Parked in the quarry and walked across, still dark so lights twinkling in the bay below. Plug is missing. Good condition on large solid base.
2010-08-21 09:39 - TP6859 (Whaw Moor)
Walked in from Gunnerside using Friarfold Rake and then Forefield Rake, very windy for August, but warm and sunny. The wall beside the trig has recently been rebuilt, possibly because folk climb the wall to visit the trig, which makes me wonder why they didn't build a step stile into it! Several places to climb across easily, one by the old boundary stone. Some slight damage to top of pillar which has been repaired.
2010-07-24 11:42 - TP0724 (Malvern)
Walking the length of the Malvern Hills on a lovely day
2010-07-10 10:20 - TP2441 (Cosh Outside)
Finally bagged this blighter after several previous aborted efforts due to lack of motivation and weather and other feeble excuses. Stands proud on a lovely spot with great views across to PYG and the most splendid pillared cairn just nearby. White on three sides but todays wind direction is obviously the norm as that face is blasted clean. Walked up the fire break from the forestry road - very muddy even after all the dry weather recently, then down to Blaydike Moss and Foxup.
2010-07-03 13:44 - TP0480 (Reay)
Easy roadside bag with parking beside FBM. No height plate (as usual). Awkward location as already mentioned below
2010-07-03 13:13 - TP0479 (Bettyhill)
Easy roadside bag with parking beside FBM. Took a couple of minutes to find amongst the bracken but the little trail mentioned below helped.
2010-07-03 11:13 - TP0476 (Durness)
Easy roadside bag with parking beside FBM. Great views all round.
2010-07-03 09:21 - TP2291 (Cnoc Poll A'Mhurain)
Easy walk in from end of the road at Sheigra - following rough track and then cutting up over peat and heather to the rocky summit. Incredible views from modest height especially today with little cloud - very very windy though. Nice to be the first to post a photo of a trig :)
2010-07-03 06:02 - TP4714 (Meall An Fheadain)
Short walk up from the transmitter station early on a very blustery Saturday morning. Stunning views make the effort:reward ratio one of the best I've done so far. In good condition but cap missing.
2010-06-26 10:05 - TP7104 (Yockenthwaite Moor)
Walked in from Hubberholme along circuitous route via Buckden and then up from Scar House beside the wall. Cuckoo spit was rampant and Cotton grass in full splendour. Windy on top, but peat lovely and springy after long dry spell. Definitely one for the summer months - will be awful in the wet. Pillar badly damaged with chipped off bits lying around its base. Needs some love and attention.
2010-05-31 10:24 - TP5191 (Noton Barn)
Final one of six today as I try and pick off the Peak District pillars. Easy parking and access thanks to layby and gate right beside trig. Nice location, but no great views to speak of.
2010-05-31 10:15 - TP4525 (Long Rake)
Fifth of six today as I try and pick off the Peak District pillars. Quiet country lane with parking just about viable opposite gate directly south of pillar. Walked up through flowering meadow to visit trig. Would be great spot for picnic.
2010-05-31 10:04 - TP5317 (Parsley Hay Farm)
Fourth of six today as I try and pick off the Peak District pillars. Used gate entrance about 200 yards to north west of trig, on opposite side of road to park and walked back along busy road. Broken wall and loose barbed wire provided access and then short walk across the field. Location is nothing special.
2010-05-31 09:33 - TP6930 (Wibben Hill)
Third of six today as I try and pick off the Peak District pillars. Parked opposite farm entrance and used footpath to gain access. Positioned beneath huge trees that provides shelter for what must be hundreds of cows - careful footing required not to tread on any bovine landmines.
2010-05-31 09:05 - TP4682 (Martins Low)
Second of six today as I try and pick off the Peak District pillars. Right next to the road and beside a footpath so no problems gaining access. Looks like a recent coat of paint - pillar stands out nicely against wall. Not very elevated, so no views as such.
2010-05-31 08:50 - TP0713 (Blake Mere)
First of six today as I try and pick off the Peak District pillars. Small layby almost due west of trig made for easy access - lots of cotton grass surrounding the site and good views across to the Roaches. Commemerative plate on west face for Staff Home Guard.
2010-05-21 11:01 - TP4224 (Kings Seat)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Final one of three today along the final Byrness to KY leg. Surprisingly close to Windy Gyle for such a hilly location - not sure why they'd need one so close and its not even on a summit. Just over fence from the PW path, and I almost walked straight past it as I had my head down making progress along the slabs.
2010-05-21 10:14 - TP6988 (Windy Gyle)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Second of three today along the final Byrness to KY leg. Cracking location with huge cairn supporting the trig. Superb views across dozens of hills.
2010-05-21 08:53 - TP4326 (Lamb Hill)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. First of three today along the final Byrness to KY leg. Fence hop required, but no diversion. Superb early summer day - turned into sweltering afternoon.
2010-05-19 14:06 - TP2952 (Ealingham Rigg)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Almost hidden in the grass surrounding it. Short diversion from the path across heather, but if you're lucky you'll find a narrow track leading most of the way. No views to write home about - mostly dominated by the transmitter mast. Has the distinction of being my 200th pillar!!
2010-05-18 11:18 - TP7000 (Winshields)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Can't believe its not been logged since last October - this must get visited by dozens of people every day - Hadrian's Wall path is v.popular (unlike the PW). Superb lofty location (highpoint of HW) with views across half of Northumberland.
2010-05-17 14:21 - TP3303 (Gapshields)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Easy access from the ladder stile on the PW path. Huge flat vistas across wild moorland.
2010-05-16 12:03 - TP0695 (Cross Fell)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Zero vis thanks to mist and fog (couldn't see the golf ball from its perimeter fence on Great Dunn Fell). Shelter is looking worse for wear - didn't hang around on very windy summit, headed for shelter of Greg's Hut.
2010-05-14 13:06 - TP3654 (Harter Fell)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Slight diversion required, but easy to reach, followed by quick wall scramble to return to the path. Grand views and lovely location.
2010-05-09 10:42 - TP3054 (Elslack Moor)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. No diversion required for this one either. Green island in middle of heather moorland - great location.
2010-05-08 14:14 - TP4145 (Keighley Moor)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Lovely bleak aspect. Easy access from PW path across heather and wire fence - too close not to visit it really.
2010-05-07 10:36 - TP1459 (Blackstone Edge)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. Third of four today, but this is the first new one. Incredible wind, but scrambled up to the top - interesting bowls carved into rock around the trig. Looks great in its white coat. Wide views and great position.
2010-05-05 12:53 - TP3826 (Higher Shelfstones)
Visited while walking the Pennine Way. No views at all due to mist and fog and needed micro navigation to get back to the path - also visited the B29 site - very atmospheric in the mist.
2010-04-24 11:28 - TP7493 (Sails)
Walked in along Mallerstang ridge, from High Pike Hill, bagging all the summits along the way. Dry and warm and great views of Wild Boar Fell and descent would normally be pretty awful down to Hell Gill Bridge - but not too bad today - mostly dry. Ring of trig is grass covered and could do with excavating, but had no trowel or tools to do it.
2010-04-17 11:00 - TP2965 (East Baugh Fell)
What a glorious spring day - lovely sunshine, but windy a nd chilly on the top. Came up from Rawthey Bridge via Rawthey Gill to Gill Head then across to Baugh Fell summit and then along the springy path to the trig. Path is one of those that has just enough traffic to keep it visible but not enough to erode it badly. Finished with a sodden and dispiriting slog down north western flanks of Baugh Fell back to the car - we need a path here! Views all a little hazy, but still grand. Pillar seems a little battered but always hard to judge damage with a stone pillar like this.
2010-04-03 12:05 - TP4069 (Hunter Bark)
Just off the Pennine Bridleway but does require a tricky barbwire scramble from the field corner to the east, or approach from south and use the gate. Unremarkable summit, but blessed with splendid views. Final one of three today, and managed to slip on descent and bang my knee badly, making final two miles or so back to Long Preston quite painful - it's swollen nicely as I write this!
2010-04-03 10:03 - TP5783 (Rye Loaf)
Snow melt and rain meant an awful muddy slog in from Newton Moor trig, especially the fields over High Langber. Visible for miles due to shape of hill which provides its name and easily reached with new stiles. Grand views across to Attermire Scar. Second one for the day, now across to Hunter Bark (already bagged Langcliffe) and back to Long Preston.
2010-04-03 08:34 - TP5121 (Newton Moor)
Unremarkable summit except for the herd of Red Deer I passed on ascent from Water Fall Rock after leaving Long Preston. First of three today, off to Rye Loaf next. Small chunk missing from corner of pillar makes this Slightly Damaged.
2010-04-02 09:27 - TP2242 (Clougha Pike)
Condition should no doubt be Slightly Damaged, based on vandalism of spider, but at least the hill finder plate has been removed - now just a heavily scratched flat sheet painted white at some point. Came up from Abbeystead and along the fine 4WD shooters track as far as crags to the north east then short hop across the heather to find the summit. Lovely and sunny down in the valley, but cold and brisk on top, path out to Grit Fell was a swamp in places.
2010-03-27 12:32 - TP6463 (Thorpe Fell)
Final one today (walked in from Crook Rise Crag Top and Cracoe Fell). If coming from this direction follow the grouse butts from the wall and then take the path north east at the sixth wooden grouse butt from the wall - takes you straight to the trig. The track leading away from the trig fades to nothing quite quickly though - so head north and pick up the 4WD shooters track. Some of the easiest heather bashing I've done. Trig is looking very knocked about with huge bits missing from the top and more in danger of going soon. Good aspects though if you like heather moorland and not bad access considering position.
2010-03-27 11:45 - TP8027 (Cracoe War Memorial)
Stunning location, one of my all time favourite memorials and part of a great circular walk with three other trig points (pillars), although I guess most people don't walk much further than the monument itself. Great views.
2010-03-27 10:25 - TP2610 (Crook Rise Crag Top)
Second of three today (walked in from TP3579 - Halton Height) and what a cracker this one is. Set on the top of the crag with wide expansive views down into the Dales and views back to the moors. Painted white, so easy to spot on ascent and easy access due to plenty of ladder stile along the wall around the moor. Some damage to top corners but generally in good nick.
Damage to top of trig Some recent (since last painting) loss of top corners and cracking on top rim
2010-03-27 08:24 - TP3579 (Halton Height)
Easy access on good paths from either the cattle grid at SE 03158 55073 up the path beside the wall - or the access path at SE 03417 55159 beside the signpost. Huge cairn dominates the hill top but great views around. Look out for the "stone man" on the path from the cattle grid! I would also echo the comment earlier about the odd concave top on this pillar - very obvious and must have caused problems for surveyors?
2010-03-12 14:33 - TP0535 (Countisbury)
TomTom alerted me to this one and I had to make a swift 180 to catch it. Easy roadside bag, FBM has its own boundary wall, which is nice.
2010-03-12 14:11 - TP2673 (Culbone Hill)
Visited after bagging Dunkery beacon county top - not logged that one missing, seems like a fruitless exercise - short walk up from the car left by the junction below. Gate was open so easier than ever. Great views - could see Dunkery Beacon cairn easily from here.
2010-03-12 12:02 - TP2167 (Christ Cross)
Not sure you should be able to bag a Marilyn so easily, but walked in from lane and found trig easy enough in the hedge. Top corners seem to have been bevelled and plug is missing - couldnt see what treasures lay inside this one though. In summer this may be much harder than in March when not a leaf on the bushes.
2010-03-12 11:06 - TP2829 (Drascombe)
DOH! Walked past this twice before I remembered to look for the holly bush. Fortunate (?) that the FB faces the road or this would be a bugger to complete properly. Couldnt climb to check the plug - no purchase in the wall - and farmer was watching me from where I parked in his gate a few yards away. He must be used to it by now though 'cos he said nothing to me.
2010-03-12 08:50 - TP7101 (Yes Tor)
Boy it was grim up here today - so misty I could hardly see the flag post from the trig point and horizontal rain that was partly hail and stung my face like a sunovabytch. Another open spider - this one has a camera lens cap in it and some other unidentifiable junk beneath that too. Great location high on the outcrop. Walked along to High Willhays to bag county top which was much less interesting. Anyone else noticed the two wannabe trig points either side of the dam at Meldon?
2010-03-11 15:03 - TP3256 (Fox Tor)
Up through the field of cows and ponies - not sure if private or not, so just boldly set out as though I had a right to be there. Perched above small escarpment with great views - lovely landscape. I think this one had a small skull inside the spider tube which was open - visited 6 today so not sure. You find all sorts of stuff in the open ones :)
2010-03-11 14:22 - TP1600 (Bray Down)
Parked by the ford - avoiding the open grave - and cut straight up through the gorse and rocks to the summit. Trig is in good condition, plug missing and open - great views and superb March weather.
2010-03-11 13:45 - TP6583 (Trewannion Down)
Parked in the gateway and hopped over the gate - nothing remarkable about this one. Some slight scuffs and damage on faces and but not enough to justify anything other than "Good" condition.
2010-03-11 13:24 - TP6937 (Widewalls)
Lonely location along quiet lane - didnt bring my compact camera today (used dSLR) so no way to get a shot of the FB.
2010-03-11 11:37 - TP1710 (Brown Willy)
High point of Kernow as the locals would have you call it - Cornwall to you and me. Grand sunny day in completely brown surroundings. Trig is set high on outcrop and visible for miles - good views.
2010-03-11 10:11 - TP4340 (Lane End Field)
Not sure if "Good" is best description of quality for this - but its so covered in ivy its hard to tell - no obvious damage though. Little scramble up to the embankment which easily supported even a big chap like me and only way to get proper "face on" picture. I liked this trig - plucky little thing perched high and proud!
2010-03-06 10:06 - TP4208 (Kilnsey Moor)
No bull in the field - although I kept looking over my shoulder for the whole ascent up to the trig - this is a big field! Walked in thru Bordley and what a bloody awful place that is - filthy, dirty, smelly place - it was good to get out onto the hill for a breath of fresh air. Grand views from the trig. Shame the snow is going - its been a grand few weeks of easy walking without the usual winter mud! Walked back down to Gordale Scar and then along the Pennine Way back to Airton - good days walk with 14 miles and 3 trigs bagged.
2010-03-06 08:53 - TP6433 (The Weets)
Walked in along the surprisingly firm footing of the bridleway after bagging Calton. No surprise that this has 3 times the number of logs as that trig - this is a doddle, right by the path and within a short walk of Gordale Scar. Could do with some white paint to make it stand out against the wall. Views of many Dales tops. 2nd of 3 today as I headed off across to Kilnsey Moor.
2010-03-06 08:05 - TP1880 (Calton)
Ascended from east - finding an easy crossing of the tiny beck and hoofing it up the opposite slope to the summit. Snow almost gone now across the tops in the Dales - good panaorama from the top and an easy walk out from Airton. 1st of 3 today as I headed off for Weets.
2010-02-27 11:16 - TP4295 (Knowe Fell)
Slogged my way in from Fountains Fell - lots of fresh snow meant constantly falling into drifts, but a fantastic day - superb clear views and blue skies, with a great backdrop of snow covered PYG. Pillar sits proud on little hummock, so no need to dig out the FB this week, which was nice.
2010-02-20 10:57 - TP2060 (Cave Hill)
Tramped in along the forestry road after bagging TP4556 - Low Green Field Lings. Dull little hillock, but once you reach the crown you have the most splendid views of Ingleborough and Whernside.
2010-02-20 09:30 - TP4556 (Low Green Field Lings)
Walked up from Cam Houses over hard packed snow, using the peat ditches which took me almost directly tot he trig. Several feet of snow drifting around the walls and evidence of a recent wild camp beside the trig. Nothing special about the location. Stile at SD 83384 80541 leads to navigable track through forest to road at SD 83890 80394. Could see the tall cairn just along from TP2441 - Cosh Outside quite clearly from this trig, but didn't fancy the knee deep snowy slog up through the forest to reach it.
Trig point with Ingleborough behind ©Lone Walker
2010-02-13 09:50 - TP3461 (Great Knoutberry Hill)
Superb location with awesome views across all the Three Peaks hills and dozens of others too. Deep snow is still hiding much of the trig and I had to scrape off last night's deposit before I could read the FB. Numbers on the FB picked out in yellow paint which is a nice touch from someone. Snow is hard packed now so walking across the top is a doddle. Nice first new trig for 2010.
2009-09-24 07:14 - TP1326 (Bentley)
Bagged on the way to a meeting in Coventry. In business suit and boots I must have looked a proper sight. Had my fake OS ID card in case I was approached by Farmer Palmer ;) Some cracks to most faces, but spider intact which is always a bonus.
2009-09-05 10:26 - TP6768 (Water Crag)
Lovely remote location at the end of a rather boggy slog from Rogans Seat. Used the shelter nearby to huddle out of the wind and rain.
2009-08-30 09:54 - TP6943 (Wild Boar Fell)
All in all one of the worst walks I've done in a long time. Walked in from Rawthey Bridge, via Needle House and ascended from the SW. The whole ascent is one huge sucking bog, which has been fed with rain water for the last few weeks and I was soaked to the knees before I reached the summit. Cloud cover killed any views. The only consolation was the view from High White Scar and the 10(?) cairns along the ridge, clouds lifted in time for this at least. Returned via Swarth Fell (another spagnum bog) and Holmes Moss Hill, even bloody worse if that was possible. Not a great days walking as you can gather :)
2009-07-18 11:17 - TP7929 (Drumaldrace Cairn)
Not sure about these Intersected Stations - not really trig points in my mind, but their addition makes for more bagging opportunities I guess. Walked in from Dodd Fell along good track then skipped across the peat haggs down into Gayle. Outstanding views from a minor summit.
2009-07-18 09:50 - TP2795 (Dodd Fell)
Probably not a great idea to have chosen today to visit this trig, after several days of incessant rain and lots of localised flooding in the valleys. Summit not as boggy as expected though. Walked up from Gayle along the Pennine Way and then the narrow, often very faint path from Rock Edge Cottage, from there along to Wether Fell, which was very wet. Good views of mostly empty fells; great if you like solitude.
2009-07-03 07:46 - TP3375 (Glasson)
Walked in along the lane from Hadrian's Wall path and spotted a pair of Hare's in the field beside the trig. Nice early morning bag but no views to speak of.
2009-06-27 10:41 - TP0944 (Aye Gill Pike)
Done as part of circular from Ibbeth Peril and along the Dales Way. Didn't see another walker all day outside of the villages, beautifully peaceful, splendid views, would be very wet and boggy in winter, but nice and springy today. Pillar is in fine condition with fairly recent coat of paint - which also covers the FB (wish they wouldn't do that)and the filled spider. Easy access from all sides thanks to the stile.
2009-06-08 10:22 - TP3692 (Hazelhurst Fell)
Took a diversion to pick this one up, after visiting Fair Snape Fell. Boggy approach even when everywhere else seems mostly dry. Supporting plinth stands proud by a foot or so, so being slowly eroded. Cheerful group of ladies and gent kindly moved to allow me a photo of the pillar - ironicly the only people I saw all day. Pillar is in good nick with a stone plug, reasonably easy access from the track.
2009-06-07 09:07 - TP3096 (Fair Snape Fell)
Fine location for a pillar with great views, albeit down onto the plains, but surrounded by a bleak and barren wilderness of peat hags, heather and grassy tussock covered hills. Chilling wind even in June forced balaclava and gloves and short respite in large shelter by Paddy's Pole. All cairns in the are seem to be sporting a pole, must be a local tradition?
2009-05-30 08:36 - TP5518 (Powson Knott)
Revisiting the Coast to Coast path only a couple of weeks after finishing it. This time to take the higher route around Orton and pick up this trig. Great location amid wide limestone pavements with expansive views down into the valley and towards the Howgills. Some damage to the top of the pillar.
2009-05-23 09:02 - TP2399 (Copperthwaite Moor)
Walked up from Reeth, a village I have no great love for, but is handy for parking. Along Fremington Edge to the trig which is a pillar atop a rocky mound, adrift in a sea of heather. There appears to be no obvious path through the heather from the nice clear path beside the wall, so it was just a matter of crunching through the bones of the dead heather and then picking all the bits out of my boots afterwards. Pillar in good condition, fair location but nothing special.
2009-05-10 08:32 - TP0130 (Ravenscar)
Marked the start of my Lyke Wake Walk attempt, which was started immediately following my Coast to Coast walk, obviously something of a mistake as I ran out of gas after 23 miles and had to abort, but thats another story. Nothing special about the location, except for the lonliness of the place. Pillar in good condition and seems to be made of the sort of material that never really needs a coat of paint. My 200th trig! WooHoo
2009-02-14 12:36 - TP5306 (Park Fell)
Fine position with great views to all Three Peaks, great winter walk out from Ingleborough, superb day.
2009-02-07 11:33 - TP3475 (Green Bell)
Beautiful clear day, but bitterley cold winter walk, with high winds at the trig and majestic views across all the nearby fells.
2009-01-17 12:34 - TP6740 (Wards Stone)
Cant ever remember visiting two trig pillars so close together. No more than a 10 minute walk between the two even over this sort of terrain. Gritstone outcrops are worth a look around, lovely views if you like heather and peat hags (which I do) and a great place to walk if you dont want to be bumping into loads of other people all day.
2009-01-17 12:23 - TP0700 (Mallowdale Pike)
A lonely and windswept location today. Clear weather, but little to see other than rolling seas of heather and peat moor. Nearby peat hag looks like a wave rolling into the beach. Great location if you like a quiet walk.
2008-11-25 13:00 - TP0825 (Alma Field)
Had a few minutes to kill before a meeting nearby, so drove past to bag this one. Fine condition and shining white in the bright sunshine, spider still intact surprisingly for its position. Alma field presumably named after the Crimean battle is a great spot for kite flying, some views but not grand.
2008-11-08 10:10 - TP2465 (Cow Close Fell)
A fine pillar on large exposed plinth, which makes it difficult to photograph the spider, which is still intact. Low cloud, wind and rain made for a short visit only and no views at all today. Great lonely location, a little way off the beaten track.
2008-11-01 09:58 - TP5619 (Red Screes)
A first taste of what will hopefully be a proper winter season for a change - bitter winds and sub-zero temps made for a superb frost show on the trig pillar. Came up the incredibly steep Middle Dodd to the finger-numbing cold on the summit. Great spot - all alone but sadly no views with the cloud down. Another milestone: My 150th pillar
Frozn Trig Frosty the Trig Pillar
2008-10-11 11:30 - TP5842 (Schichallion)
What an awesome location. Surprisingly simple ascent from the car park, in cloud all the way until the ferocious winds ripped it all away as I reached the summit. Views to die for and somewhere I'd be happy to have my ashes scattered on :)
2008-10-11 09:09 - TP0494 (Glen Almond)
Passed this one on the way to Schiehallion and only knew it was there thanks to TomTom alert. A quick rummage through the undergrowth revealed the FBM - very handy car parking across the road. A beautiful spot.
2008-10-04 10:19 - TP6361 (The Calf)
Walked in from Winder Hill and along the ridge. Wind steady at about 45mph and ocassional gusts to 55mph (from my anemometer) - easily the strongest wind I've walked in for a long time. The rain was like bullets and the visibility was about 10 yards, but still a great place to be on a Saturday morning :)
2008-10-04 09:15 - TP6962 (Winder Hill)
Traces of red paint beneath the white coat it wears at the moment - I bet that was a sight to see. Should probably be called Windier rather than Winder - it was blowing a gale when I arrived in thick fog/mist, before following the ridge round to The Calf.
2008-09-11 11:27 - TP1357 (Bignall Hill)
Good views across Cheshire, but then that's not a particularly inspiring view (says the Cheshireman!). Short walk from the quiet road to the south and then along grassy track. Memorial pillar makes for a great landmark as you are driving (or walking in).
2008-07-27 09:50 - TP5828 (Sca Fell)
Clear views from the top when I arrived, but I watched the cloud come in and smother the summit as I was descending. Approached via Eskdale and Little Narrowcove, surely one of the most arduous routes in? Looks like I picked a day when there's an organised 3 Peaks challenge on, summit was quite busy with lots of walkie-talkie chatter and flags being raised etc.
2008-07-19 10:03 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)
Turned out I was the only person at the summit when I arrived, which must be unusual for 10am on a Saturday. Thick cloud covered everything so visibility down to about 10m. Trig point is a masterpiece and one of the best I have seen.
2008-07-13 10:49 - TP3724 (Helvellyn)
Came up from Glenridding over Striding Edge, the cloud retreating before us as we climbed, to a very cold and windy summit alone apart from 2 others in the shelter. Trig has some slight damage to lower section, but nothing too serious considering the amount of handling it must get. Superb views all around, once the cloud lifted.
2008-07-09 15:20 - TP0666 (Brimmond)
Unremarkable hill, at least when approached from car park to the west, but lots of artefacts on the summit. Transmitter tower, memorial, trig pillar, picnic tables and huge summit cairn for county top of Aberdeenshire with flag of St Andrews on flying above it. Overflown constantly by helicopters taking off from Dyce.
2008-07-08 16:45 - TP0495 (Glenshee)
TomTom pointed this one out as I passed by after visiting TP1281 - Ben Lawers. Didn't hold out much hope of it still being there though - not with all the log piles and upheaval evident. Found it tucked away round the back of logs, just about missed during stacking. Very lucky!
2008-07-08 13:50 - TP1281 (Ben Lawers)
Ascended from the visitor centre between the showers and the summit cleared as I approached, so very lucky on both counts. Superb views across miles and dozens of hills. Trig looking very worn with supporting concrete slowly decaying away. Also chunks missing from the pillar itself. I think 'slightly damaged' is being kind. Photos of damage attached.
2008-07-05 10:09 - TP2488 (Crag Hill)
Walked in from layby below Tow Scar to bag all the trigs on this ridge. Third of the morning. Great location and great views I'm sure in better weather, but not much to see today. Wind was biting and very strong - is this really July? Graffiti still evident on the pillar - why it needs its grid reference painted on it I dont know. The N obviously signifies the direction that face points.
2008-07-05 08:47 - TP3427 (Gragareth Fell)
The wind was so fierce I couldn't get a picture without any camera shake as I was being buffeted all over the place. Very exposed ridge, but not a sould about today and very little path erosion makes this a pleasant place to walk. Walked in from the layby below Tow Scar to bag all three trigs on this ridge. Second of the morning.
2008-07-05 07:53 - TP6551 (Tow Scar)
Parked in the layby on the minor road South East of the trig and walked along to Gragareth and Crag Hill to bag all three trigs on this ridge. Great views of Ingleborough and limestone pavements. Quiet location and didn't meet a soul all day. Weather turned nasty later on with gale force winds and torrential rain. This is a great bagging walk, with three trigs, three Yorkshire Top 30 hills and a County Top. What a great day.
2008-06-28 08:36 - TP4549 (Loughrigg Fell)
Charming little hill, normally packed I'm sure with tourists from nearby Grasmere, but not at 08:30 on this drizzly Saturday morning. Picked this one up on the way to the Langdales via Silver How and Blea Rigg. A good day with almost no rain, despite the dire predictions from Metcheck.
2008-05-29 15:02 - TP6230 (Strone)
A beautifully serene location when I found it. Lovely warm day and an easy bouncy walk in from the Great Glen Way path, along peaty paths. Fence is falling over so no access problems, easy to spot the highpoint on which its located and trig is easily found amongst the trees. Becoming mostly moss covered, nature is taking over. Missing plug on spider, but otherwise fine condition.
2008-05-26 08:55 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)
Truly awesome weather with clear views and little haze. Started from Nevis Inn at 06:30 and summited just before 09:00 8th person to top and counted 693 climbing up as I was descending. But then it was a bank holiday Monday. Still 1.5m of snow packed on top, but pillar well clear. Toppled pillar also seen at foot of steps to pillar platform. Logging this from the nevis inn :)
2008-05-19 12:59 - TP2855 (Drumbeg)
Hidden in several gorse bushes and just the other side of the fence from the road. Spider plug is still intact and all round good condition. Nearby sand quarry is a disgraceful eyesore, but lift your eyes higher and some good hills in view. Done as part of the West Highland Way, on the road section into Drymen.
2008-05-18 15:33 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)
Surprisingly little graffiti on this pillar, despite its position and the proliferation of it elsewhere on the footpaths, benches, every available surface. BSM style flush bracket and even bigger surprise is the intact spider. Some good long range views to the Campsie Fells. Done as part of the West Highland Way, using the Kelvin Walkway link path from Glasgow.
2008-05-18 07:48 - TP7274 (Inverness)
Round the back of the offices and no real need to get out of the car to find this one.
2008-05-17 16:14 - TP5236 (Ord Ban)
Probably one of my all time favourite trig points now. Lovely position on a very climbable hill, giving fantastic panoramas across many of the big Cairngorm hills. Still lots of snow in evidence on the higher peaks. Lacking the usual S on the FB, but compensated by 5 digits, missing plug on the spider, bottles filling the inner space. What an awesome place.
2008-05-17 14:54 - TP0493 (Dalwhinnie)
Positioned right next to a Mile Stone for Dalwhinnie. Very reminscent of TP0492 Spean Bridge, certainly in its position from the road. Nice quiet lane so no parking issues. Got a funny look from a passing cyclist, but nothing unusual there.
2008-05-17 13:34 - TP0771 (Aberuthven)
Initially I started walking down the slip road to look for this one and then realised it was in a small patch of ground on the other side of the hedge. Lots of nettles and brambles surrounding it. Still with some white paint on the bottom parts. Not really a classic location for a pillar.
2008-05-17 12:40 - TP2002 (Carrickstone)
Standing proud on its concrete pillar, sandwiched between housing estates and what I guess are water towers. Fine looking pillar with some slight damage to the top edges. Another BSM style FB (many are in this area) and a missing plug for the spider. Not a lot of graffiti considering its location
2008-05-17 12:01 - TP4963 (Mugdock Hill)
No horses on this visit, but much evidence of their presence. Very muddy field entrance and heavily gouged ground. BSM style FB and intact spider. Great views across to the Campsie Fells; Dumgoyne and Dumfoyn and the long craggy face of Black Craig.
2008-05-17 11:58 - TP7165 (Milngavie)
Nice easy road-side bag and easy to find. Parked in a layby just by the entrance to the field that contains TP4963 Mugdock Hill. Looks like the home owner gardens round it, no obvious damage.
2008-05-17 11:45 - TP2508 (Craigash)
Someone working in the field so didn't push my luck by walking through it. Only managed to get a limited view of the pillar and not the FB or the spider. Maybe this visit should go down as a visible but not reachable. Views across to Glasgow - if you like that sort of thing.
2008-04-11 13:19 - TP3448 (Great Borne)
Walked up from Bowness car park following Rake Beck, snow on many of the surrounding peaks, but Great Borne was clear with great views across many fells. Rocky Wainwright summit sitting between two Birketts, with easy springy path along the Starling Dodd. Great afternoon walk.
2008-03-18 09:35 - TP2627 (Crow Nest)
Incredible level of security for a school. All the kids in class so risked a couple of pictures through the fence, which hasn't been electrified yet :) Zoom on camera good enough to pick out the FB number, so called this one bagged, especially as I was in my suit on the way to a meeting. No way I was risking family jewels and my new suit for it!
2008-03-12 09:11 - TP6715 (Walsgrave Hill)
I spotted this was close to my meeting today, so made slight detour to visit. Easy access from the west as suggested, especially when some kind soul tells you the combination of the lock on the gate preventing vehicle access from the housing estate to the farm estate. Drove past three people on the way to the trig and none of them unduly concerned about me being there (one waved merrily and one chatted for a minute about the weather). Parked right next to the trig, which is set in middle of recently turned field, so very muddy and severe gale force winds today meant an all round foul 5 minutes out of the car. Returned the way I came and closed the gate behind me. Oh yes and the combination you need is 2557 - cant imagine it gets changed very often :)
2008-03-06 10:15 - TP4344 (Langcliffe)
One of the best views you can expect from a pillar within the Dales. Unfortunately not today beyond about 1 mile. Attermire Scar is awesome and this has to one of the best places to view it from. Access from the ladder stile mentioned elsewhere then followed a sheep track around the base of the scar and then a quick scramble up the far side onto a very windy summit. Trig is almost buried by the rubble on the summit, but still in good nick considering. What a great place - can't believe it's been nearly two years since someone has logged this one.
2008-03-04 13:12 - TP3813 (High Wheeldon)
Glorious views and clear sky although very cold and windy. Followed the footpath round the hill from Green Lane then approached from the east. Fine trig with memorial plaque, views all along the Dragon's Back.
2008-03-04 09:52 - TP3614 (Hardings Booth)
Approached from the east as recommended and departed to the west, picking low points in a couple of walls before meeting the access road for the caravan park. There is no access from the caravan park, walls are too high with barbed wire on top - stops the old folk from escaping I guess. Trig is looking very sorry for itself, can't imagine the spider will be there for much longer. Views to the east are great.
2008-02-23 10:51 - TP3130 (Featherbed Moss)
Walked in from the county highpoint of Black Chew Head, following the fence most of the way (there is a faint path) and then following my GPS the rest of the way. Cloud down so no way I would have found this without the GPS. Agree with previous posts that this is an awful location to reach. You really dont want to get injured out here. On Featherbed Moss.... no one will hear you scream! Had to obscure crude graffiti with mud before I got a photo - bizarre how people will walk to such a place and then vandalise it.
2008-02-23 09:36 - TP3980 (Holme Moss)
Approached from Hey Edge pillar and Tooleyshaw Moss, very soggy and quite boggy in places, but not as bad as I expected to be honest. With the cloud layer engulfing it, all I could see for a while was the stone plinth - the pillar being white on white. Suitably impressive pillar for the highest point in the West Riding.
2008-02-23 08:31 - TP7322 (Hey Edge)
Soggy rather than boggy approach to this pillar from Crowden. As suggested, I gave it a quick cuddle, bless it. Surrounded by large defensive puddle. Good views in all directions even with the cloud layer at about 1800 feet.
2008-02-09 10:28 - TP5253 (Outer Edge)
Boggy walk across from Margery, despite the recent dry weather, although the path is easy to follow thanks to the wooden stakes. Trig stands proud from the surrounding peat thanks to substantial erosion. Also has a recent coat of white paint thanks to some kind beneficiary. Dropped down westward through the heather to Broadhead Clough, then back to Fairholmes.
2008-02-09 09:56 - TP4652 (Margery)
Superb walk along Howden Edge from Fairholmes, not too boggy with extensive views. Trig almost surrounded by large pool. Outer Edge trig easily visible from this location too. Sporting a fine white coat - must have been done recently.
2008-01-23 10:55 - TP4027 (Horsfield)
Saw this one on my TomTom as I was passing the area. Appears to be set deep in the heart of the Robinsons brewery depot and unreachable. You can get quite close to it though and photgraph it through the railings from the industrial estate. Appears to be in good condition, set in a small parcel of grass and bushes.
2008-01-19 14:52 - TP2722 (Dalebrow)
Drove down to club house, only one other car, so parked up and walked along RoW, across fairway and up into stand of trees. Access from fairway is easy, just follow track to highpoint of the hill. Trig is smothered by pine tree boughs and access in summer will be awkward due to brambles and nettles. No opportunity to upset the golfers, which is always a disappointment :)
2008-01-19 14:35 - TP5093 (New Farm)
Right in the middle of newly planted field, so accessed via field edge then quick dart across the shortest point. No idea what the crop is, but unless its maize trig should still be visible and easy to bag even in summer. Large crack around the base of the trig.
2008-01-19 14:21 - TP7178 (North Rode)
Nice easy find by the roadside just over railway bridge. Similar design to Cat & Fiddle and one or two other Cheshire FBMs. Otherwise non-descript.
2008-01-19 14:08 - TP6480 (Tidnock)
Parked in wide junction opposite bridleway which although marked as private road, could provide access for a quick dash. Trig is nestled flush against low concrete/brick building, fence is quite low, so access easy.
2008-01-19 13:41 - TP5814 (Sandy Lane)
Easy access from gate by roadside with handy layby for the car. Field housing six rough looking ponies, which is always a worry. They were a bit inquisitive, but no problem. No views to speak of.
2008-01-12 14:41 - TP1808 (Burton Resr)
Perseverence paid off on this one. Initially I looked for access from south east of the trig, but dense gorse put paid to this. Then found little path alongside what appears to be private drive on the north east corner of the reservoir. Lovely lawn top to this and trig nestled in gorse in the far corner. Views quite good considering location. Trig will soon be swamped I think.
2008-01-12 13:59 - TP2797 (Dodleston Gorse)
Parked by gates opposite footpath at SJ363606 and cut east across extremely wet field crossing fence by a large oak, then north east across an even wetter field (over the boot tops now), where gate provides access (when its not underwater) to field housing the trig. Not a great location.
2008-01-12 13:32 - TP7237 (Hatton Heath (R))
Easy to spot with its protective railings. Situated right next to convenient layby for the car. Even in winter I had to spend 2 or 3 minutes removing brambles to get a picture. Very unloved.
2008-01-12 13:22 - TP5120 (Newton Hall Farm)
Approached someone in the stables area and asked permission to visit trig, but he wasn't the owner. D'Oh! Owner nowhere to be found, so paid a quick visit anyway. Boggy field (not unusual at the moment in Cheshire), but trig well supported by concrete plinth.
2008-01-12 13:09 - TP6419 (The Righi)
Parked in the wide field entrance and walked across harvested maize field. Trig located by the biggest manure pile in Cheshire. Royal Engineers (I think) crest as on nearby Raw Head. Looks very beaten up around the top, probably due to hedge trimming? Also some erosion lower down with interior aggregate showing through.
2008-01-12 12:38 - TP6200 (Stoke Hall)
Parked right by footpath (east of trig). Across field and first stile, into wooded area. Just before you cross the second stile, turn right and follow hedge for 50 yards or so. Will be tricky in the summer due to undergrowth. I know this for fact as this is my second visit. If approaching from the west, the concrete farm road will provide no access.
2008-01-05 10:02 - TP1875 (Calf Top)
Energy sapping wind made this simple ascent quite tough. Great views across to the Northern Howgills and east towards Yorkshire Three Peaks country, In the winter though this is a desolate place with hardly any green vegetation visible.
2007-12-27 12:04 - TP4050 (Hulse)
Update: Revisited this one - alright - 3 months later, but the good news is its still here. The pipe laying work is still ongoing and access is a mare, although the footpath is now open again, the mud is horrendous!! No views to speak of and awful access, hence low score. ---Old log--->> Had no GPS with me just a map for this one and may have been looking in the wrong place. The RoW running to the east of the pillar is now closed, until about Christmas due to the pipeline work according to the sign on the stile. So tried to access from gate in hedge almost due west of pillar and couldn't see it. Will return with GPS later in the week to check more thoroughly.
2007-12-27 11:16 - TP3640 (Harrison Pit)
Damned awkward trig this one, both to park and to photo. Ended up parking on road by gate with hazards going and then found the face of the trig with the FB to be so close to the fence that I couldnt get a decent photo of it. Hohum.
2007-12-27 11:02 - TP2030 (Castle Hill)
No sign of any horses in the field today, so managed to jump in and get a good photo. Some white paint still clinging to this pillar, set in field very close to Manchester Airport.
2007-12-27 10:36 - TP0915 (Aston Grange)
Novel pillar this, with the fence poles passing right through it. That must have been more trouble than it was worth surely? Easy access from the road, via path beside the house. Parked by the cycle route fingerposts. No fences to scale.
2007-12-27 10:04 - TP1809 (Burtonwood)
Nice easy one, quiet road to park on and no fence to climb over. Still some remnants of graffiti on it, but good condition.
2007-12-08 09:29 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)
A great winter walk - the first one of the season for me - up from Clapham into the mist and drizzle, then the gales, the rapidly dropping temp, the driven snow, the GPS reading needed to find the trig on the summit and then the descent through the now blizzard conditions! What a great morning :)
Trig point and summit cairn Can you see the cairn? Its only about 30 yards from the trig :)
2007-11-17 09:10 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)
Super little summit with almost sculpted twin wall-shelter. Not sure why this is classified as "good" condition, with slight damage to all faces. Very misty on the top with no views and miserable when the rain and wind kicked in on the descent.
2007-10-27 08:49 - TP6152 (Standedge)
Very misty today with no visibility, quite a miserable visit to this trig with slight damage on all faces, although nothing like as bad as its nearest neighbour.
2007-10-27 08:10 - TP4930 (Moss Moor)
Very battered looking trig with some obvious recent damage - large chunk of the top now lying on the ground nearby. Very misty visit with no visibility, the only notable thing being this was my 100th pillar!
Recent damage to trig ©Lone Walker
2007-10-20 10:50 - TP3807 (High Seat)
Walking from Keswick to Stonethwaite is possibly the most consistently boggy walk I've ever done. Weather was superb however, so only the bottom 12-18 inches got wet and muddy :) Fine stone built trig with superb views across dozens of fells
2007-10-13 09:00 - TP5468 (Place Fell)
A fine walk up from Sandwick then along to Angle Tarn and down to Hartsop for a wander along Ullswater. Sadly no views at the trig as visibility down to about 30 yards. Trig stands on a razor back ridge, which was a bit slippery today - fine location for a fine trig.
You can almost see it :) ©Lone Walker
2007-10-05 13:30 - TP3817 (Highash)
Nice location, close to RoW, at end of concrete road, primarily for access to NWW (now UU)reservoir buildings. Easy parking at road in entrance to lane. Views across to Peckforton Castle.
2007-10-05 13:13 - TP1690 (Broomy Bank Farm)
Set on top of roadside enbankment, easily found on this quiet road and parked right next to it, as layby nearby was already occupied.
2007-10-05 12:57 - TP5138 (Norbury Resr)
Gets a 7/10 for novelty value. Set in fenced enclosure (gate unsecured) up a set of mossy steps and protected by dense undergrowth. Great directions from post below - thanks!
2007-10-05 12:10 - TP0711 (Wirswall)
Classic trig, perched on grassy hillock, visible for long way off. Slight damage to corners, looks like some sort of cutting tool used on it. As with other visitors, the best place to park is by the post box nearby.
2007-10-05 11:44 - TP4793 (Mickley Hall Farm)
Close proximity to good footpath and even though clearly visible from the house nearby, no problem stepping over the twin barbed wire fences for a shot of the FB.
2007-10-05 11:17 - TP1485 (Blakenhall)
Long wet grass and shoes full of seed heads, but easy access from road across the field. Good location - in as much as its visible from a little way off, so no problem finding it.
2007-09-29 09:04 - TP4166 (Kentmere Pike)
Low cloud above 500m dropped visibility to about 20 feet today, but still a great day out - Longsleddale from Sadgill upwards must be one of the most beautiful valleys in the lakes - what a joy to walk along it.
2007-09-06 19:42 - TP7056 (Woodside)
Even in the height of summer this hedge isn't especially bushy, so easy to find and photograph this one. Parked in the passing place by the gate 50yards or so east of the trig itself. You need to go into the field to bag this one.
2007-09-06 19:31 - TP1883 (Calveley)
Very nearly gave up on this one, despite excellent directions the hedge had grown a lot and bracken and nettles were rampant. Stung legs, hands and face getting this one, when a large nettle sprang back at me! Managed to clear most of the flora from the front to get a picture, but the top is lost to ivy and holly.
2007-09-06 18:58 - TP4580 (Luddington Hill)
In hedge at crest of hill, keep hedge to your left as you leave the end of the RoW.
2007-09-03 20:07 - TP0524 (Daresbury)
Yellow paint still guides you to the spot here. About 30 yards past the national speed limit sign of coming from Daresbury. Light failing so this was the last one this evening, photo not great subsequently.
2007-09-03 20:02 - TP7266 (Daresbury)
Arrived well after closing time, so no problem with any security. Building looks a lot different now from the other photos and that threw me for a minute, but easy spot on the front edge of the building by the roundabout.
2007-09-03 19:44 - TP3811 (High Warren Resr)
Easy access from the RoW, the golfer I passed by the reservoir just nodded hello. Sun just setting as I approached - setting behind the cooling towers! Beautiful!?
Sunset over the cooling towers ©Lone Walker
2007-09-03 19:29 - TP3833 (Higher Whitley)
No views, poor positioning, hedge and fence encroaching heavily. Easy access from gate by road juntion to the north west.
2007-08-30 15:57 - TP6095 (Speireag)
No views of note today, low cloud covering all the peaks. Nice easy route up following the burn and sheep tracks from the junction of road below. Then down to Carbost and the distillery!
2007-08-30 13:53 - TP5819 (Sasunnaich)
Fine views from this trig, collected on the way to Sligachan.
2007-08-30 13:23 - TP0871 (Ardelve)
Also my first tubular trig pillar. Someone had kindly mowed and strimmed the grass away from the BM so I could get a shot of it.
2007-08-30 13:15 - TP7198 (Dornie)
Perseverence paid off on this one. Got stung by nettles and pricked by gorse, but eventually found it. Opposite passing place. Got very wet feet though.
2007-08-30 12:41 - TP0483 (Glen Cluanie)
Can't believe how many 5's in the logs below!! What an awesome place. You dont get backdrops like that with pillars :) Easy one to find, although the snow pole mentioned in one log below has now gone. Opposite a small fenced enclosure if that helps.
2007-08-30 11:49 - TP0492 (Spean Bridge)
Great views from here, what a place! Ripped my thumb on the new barbed wire fence and got blood all over my camera! Nice easy one to find though! My 100th trig.
2007-08-30 10:25 - TP7152 (Loch Leven)
Perfect directions from iainmac (thanks!) helped find this one in the summer jungle that its positioned in.
2007-08-30 08:34 - TP7142 (Arrochar)
Nice easy one to spot. Slowly being enveloped in moss.
2007-08-30 07:46 - TP0679 (Duncryne)
Excellent views of Loch Lomond. Cracking little hill, lovely paths up and down, known locally as "The Dumpling" because of its distinctive shape.
2007-08-29 17:36 - TP2519 (Craigivairn)
Easy access from West Highland Way footpath, at least until the edge of the trees, then rough, boggy heather terrain to the trig. Views of Loch Lomond
2007-08-24 13:10 - TP5402 (Pen-Y-Beacon)
Fourth and final one of the day. Skipped the 3.5 mile diversion to Black Hill (TP2546-Craswall)due to the heat and running out of water. I suppose the big horizontal crack about a third of the way down counts as slight damage. Had to ask a woman, standing on the platform, to move so I could get a photo, she could see I was trying to get a shot of it and just stood there! Best views of the day.
2007-08-24 11:34 - TP5154 (North Daren)
Third one for the day after Hatterrall Hill and Rhiw Arw, one more to go. Fine base allowed me to sit and have lunch here, blazing hot day, I know my legs and arms are going to be burnt after this. Local sheep are almost as pushy as those on Kinder.
2007-08-24 10:46 - TP5648 (Rhiw Arw)
Slightly eroded foundation, bagged with the other 3 on this super ridge walk. Paint flaking off, but still visible from distance
2007-08-24 09:57 - TP3668 (Hatterrall Hill)
Stiff climb up from Pandy, but worth it for the views. Bright white trig could be seen from miles off.
2007-08-23 09:40 - TP4531 (Longhill Wood)
Approached from Monmouth, via footpath through Wonastow Brake. Non-existent stile meant much searching for path through brambles, nettles and dense vegetation. Paths closer to the trig had recently been driven over, so became easier. Views okay if you like fields :)
2007-08-22 10:02 - TP6479 (Tidenham Park)
Set in managed woodland by rough tracks, so no views to speak of. Still nice and white.
2007-08-11 09:02 - TP7307 (Selside Brow)
Low clouds made for a poor day in terms of views, but great walk over from Selside Pike. This looks like some sort of OS "flotation device" thingy. Novel.
Thought I'd add a misty one :) ©Lone Walker
2007-08-04 10:59 - TP5641 (Revidge)
5/5 for today on 15 mile circular. Dazzling white pillar surrounded by heather. Smoke grenade found by this one, a long way from the Training Area. If approaching from the south, path is very hard to find - take an acute left path off the main path (at SK07810 59707) shortly after stile and then watch for path to right heading to trig through the heather.
2007-08-04 08:49 - TP3858 (Hill House)
4/5 for today on 15 mile circular. Base significantly eroded, but fine white pillar. Good views all round.
2007-08-04 08:39 - TP0190 (Moor Top)
3/5 for today on 15 mile circular. Another road side trig, no handy gate on this one though, so precarious straddle of the barbed wire required, crumbling wall did not help. Extensive views to Croker Hill (Sutton Common), Roaches and The Cloud.
2007-08-04 08:25 - TP1562 (Bradnop)
2/5 for today on 15 mile circular. Right next to the road with easy access from gate nearby. The best view from here was the big sky today, with clouds stacked for miles in all directions.
2007-08-04 07:29 - TP3520 (Grindon Moor)
1/5 for today on 15 mile circular. Right by the road, although benchmark faces field, but gate nearby for easy access. Unremarkable view
2007-07-28 08:42 - TP4497 (Loadpot Hill)
Superb views, although Loadpot itself is bleak and featureless apart from the occasional boundary stone. Seems a larger than average stone pillar - or is that just me?
2007-06-09 12:45 - TP6856 (Wetton Low)
Easy access from FP to the west and then drop down to road through two gates - no wall scrambling needed for this one. Third of three for today
2007-06-09 11:36 - TP6053 (Soles Hill)
Superb ridge top trig pillar. On private land I think, so approached from Hole Shades using ridge as cover. Great views on this sunny clear day. Second of three for today
2007-06-09 10:34 - TP4989 (Musden Low)
The Peak District's most southerly trig point. Walked in via Upper Musden (now derelict), low wall so easy clamber. Great views on cracking sunny day. First of three today
2007-05-19 09:41 - TP4361 (Lantern Pike)
Rather a forlorn site, visible from the top of Lantern Pike and not far from The Edge (TP6378), where there is another toppled trig. if there is a path through the heather from Lantern Pike I didn't find it, but only a couple of hundred yards to skip across. The junction of walls and fence at SK 02478 88007 is a good place to cross.
2007-05-19 08:41 - TP3646 (Harry Hut)
If walking from Mill Hill, path branching from paved route is marked with small cairn. Good views back to Kinder and onwards to Lantern Pike
2007-05-12 10:18 - TP1376 (Birchen Edge)
Sandwiched between monuments to Nelson and Wellington. Stands beside fantastic stone outcrops The Three Ships, well worth a visit
The Three Ships Stone outcrops beside Nelson's monument and trig point
2007-05-12 09:31 - TP6878 (White Edge)
Number 3 of 4 for the day, great double edge walk out along White Edge, back along Froggatt Edge.
2007-05-12 08:34 - TP3195 (Flask Edge)
Sitting on grassy knoll amid a sea of heather, commands a good view of the surrounding area, with strange "monument" directly east of it.
2007-04-28 09:18 - TP0693 (High Street)
Superb clear day with great views across to Helvellyn range, very deserving of a 9/10
2007-04-21 09:10 - TP3803 (High Raise)
I'm sure I would have given this trig a 10, as others have, if I'd been able to see anything from the summit, but the mist was down and I could barely see my feet :)
Trig with iron bar inserted ©Lone Walker
2007-04-06 10:33 - TP4811 (Middlesmoor Pasture)
The damage on this trig is evident from 200-300 yards away, huge chunks missing from most faces and top edge. Superb views though. Bagged along with the other two along the ridge (Horse Head and Firth Fell), a faint path links all three, although a little boggy in places.
2007-04-06 09:20 - TP3179 (Firth Fell)
Some damage on this trig, slice missing from top on south-east face and deep gouges on adjacent face. Bagged along with the other two along the ridge (Horse Head and Middlesmoor Pasture), a faint path links all three, although a little boggy in places.
The damage ©Lone Walker
2007-04-06 07:59 - TP4020 (Horse Head)
Superb views this morning, although a chill wind kept the visit to a minimum. Bagged along with the other two along the ridge (Firth Fell and Middlesmoor Pasture), a faint path links all three, although a little boggy in places.
2007-03-31 10:06 - TP0942 (Axe Edge)
Pillar stands proud on it jumble of boulders and can be seen for miles. Unexpectedly found paths into and away from the trig, making the bog trotting a little easier. Views rather subdued today due to the mist.
Trig Trig on its pile of boulders
2007-03-24 10:50 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)
Superb views after a misty start to the morning, couldn't see a thing on Mam Tor two hours earlier. Recommend the long switchback route up along Hope Brink rather than the relentless steep ascent from Twitchill Farm
Trig and Mam Tor ridge View westward back towards Lose Hill and Mam Tor
2007-03-03 09:55 - TP6806 (West End Moor)
Walked up from Fairholmes, past Alport Castles, along the lovely path along the edge. Bit misty, very windy, quite boggy and trig surrounded by its own little defensive moat.
Trig and moat ©Lone Walker
2007-01-27 08:56 - TP1493 (Blea Moor)
Superb views today which changed rapidly over the 10 minutes I was at the trig - watched a temperature inversion moving through the valley and gathering at the foot of Ingleborough, before eventually swamping the summit. Don;t be tempted to climb up from the path direct to the trig its very wet and uneven - stick to the path until the fence line then follow the fence until you see a track heading roughly south west towards the trig
2007-01-06 10:09 - TP6378 (The Edge)
What a poignant trig point this was, especially with the mists swirling around me. Initially I though the plinth was empty, but it was just hard to see the white pillar against the white background. Walked up the Downfall from Hayfield and revisited Kinder Low as well - great day. www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/trigs
Misty trig and flush bracket inset ©Lone Walker
2006-12-27 11:29 - TP5267 (Ox Stones)
Adrift in a sea of heather but well defined track from the Ox Stones and a path leading off into the heather that does return you to the access road. Not the best one of the day. www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/trigs
2006-12-27 10:02 - TP3795 (High Neb)
Standing in the middle of the path along the edge and still retaining some of its white paint. Superb views (when its not misty like today). www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/trigs
2006-12-27 09:17 - TP7411 (Stanedge Pole)
Visible for over a mile away along the edge, even today with the mist reducing visibility. Very popular spot with lots of names carved into the supporting rocks. Wooden pole surprisingly, I was expecting a cast iron one.
2006-12-27 09:15 - TP6150 (Stanage Edge)
Misty day so no views to speak of, another Peak trig perched on a gritstone outcrop, great position. www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/bagging/trigs.htm
2006-12-16 10:44 - TP0516 (Ribblesdale)
Hard up against the wall, although a gate right next to it allows access from Sulber without scaling another wall. www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/trigs
2006-12-16 10:34 - TP6249 (Sulber)
WooHoo this brings up my 50!! A little off the beaten track, but an easy walk over from Moughton and only a hop and a skip from Ribblesdale FBM. Great weather today, its stopped raining! www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/trigs
2006-12-16 09:50 - TP4935 (Moughton)
Great area, lovely limestone pavement, although this does make access a little tricky especially when wet, views to all three peaks, although all shrouded in cloud today. www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/trigs
2006-11-18 09:21 - TP0949 (Back Tor)
Precarious trig high on gritstone outcrop, shone like a beacon for mile or two before I got to it. Very very windy on my visit and nearly got blown off. http://www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/trigs/index.html
2006-11-04 09:15 - TP1406 (Black Edge)
Breezy and cold, but clear views. Trig is in good condition. For those visiting on a circular, the path starts (or finishes) at Castle Naze (SK 05205 78634) and follows the wall all the way around Combs Moss to "Round The Bend" (SK 03690 75839) where you can join the Midshires Way - much easier than cutting across the Moss!
2006-10-21 09:19 - TP4869 (Moel Y Parc)
Access from the south from the Offas Dyke Path at SJ 12115 68987, path runs all the way up to the trig through two gates so no fences to climb. Path is hidden from nearby farm by hillside little danger of being seen. Good views and trig is in fine fettle.
Moel y Parc trig point Moel y Parc trig point looking West©Lone Walker
2006-09-02 09:02 - TP1769 (Burbage Edge)
Nice view of Buxton, but blowing a bit and lashing it down with rain, not too boggy yet, but getting there.
2006-08-27 08:15 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)
Superb climb up from Horton with the mist thinning occasionally to allow a view of the summit. No views from the top and quite windy.
Mock trig in PYG Cafe Mock trig point in the PYG Cafe in Horton - should I create a \'User Defined\' :)©Lone Walker
2006-08-26 11:50 - TP6033 (Smearsett Scar)
Lovely rugged little summit with great ridge walk heading west over the limestone pavement. Superb view of Pen-y-ghent, clear bright day.
2006-08-15 12:17 - TP1744 (Buckden Pike)
Superb views, you can see half of the Dales from here. Crack running round middle of pillar and base is looking worse for wear. Done as part of circular from Kettlewell
Buckden pillar Looking WNW towards Hawes©Lone Walker
2006-08-15 09:47 - TP0703 (Great Whernside)
Too misty to see much from the trig, but great rugged setting amongst the limestone. I liked this one. Done as part of circular from Kettlewell
Mist shrouded trig Nestled amongst the rocks©Lone Walker
2006-08-12 10:47 - TP5925 (Sheen Hill)
Good view for such a little hill, bagged as part of circular walk from Longnor. Access from the minor road to the nort west of the trig is easy through the gate at grid ref SK 10908 62759.
2006-08-12 08:17 - TP3972 (Hollinsclough Moor)
Nice easy one to find by the roadside, bagged as part of circular walk from Longnor. Lovely views across to Chrome Hill and surrounded by purple heather and foxgloves.
2006-07-15 11:06 - TP0828 (Alphin Pike)
Glorious days walking, superb weather, just heading down after skyline perimeter as most people were heading up. Trig partially hidden by shelter/cairn, gives great views across the plain and down to the resvr,
2006-05-11 09:20 - TP6017 (Sleights Moor)
Bit of a mare this, lots of heather and no obvious path. Done during Coat to Coast walk with slight diversion from route. At least you can see the sea from here :)
2006-05-10 12:56 - TP3365 (Glaisdale Rigg)
Good position for a drive-by :) Did this as part of Coast to Coast, nice clear day and great views.
2006-05-10 11:50 - TP4539 (Loose Howe)
Badly neglected, many large cracks, missing chunks out of the side and sinking into moors. Bag it while you can :)
2006-05-10 08:52 - TP0697 (Botton Head)
Most of the paint has gone now, good position with great views of the NY Moors. Bagged during Coast to Coast walk.
2006-05-09 12:12 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)
Great views of the moors and the plain from this TP. Some damage to the top. Bagged during Coast to Coast walk
2006-05-09 10:13 - TP0886 (Arncliffe Wood)
Clambered over the barbed wire to bag this one, done whilst on the Coast to Coast. Getting back over is much easier than getting into the field.
2006-05-05 11:01 - TP5129 (Nine Standards Rigg)
Done during Coast to Coast. Condition as other logs below. Lovely setting for this TP though, with the Nine Standards in the background and fortunately the bogs were dry.
2006-04-30 09:55 - TP1063 (Barrowmouth Wood)
Farmer was seeding the field the trig point is in so couldn't climb over the fence to touch it. Great views of Lakeland in the distance
2006-04-30 08:43 - TP0688 (Rottington)
Bagged during Coast to Coast walk, easy access, tucked in behind embankment and wire fence
2006-04-08 12:10 - TP4857 (Moel Gyw)
Great views, mixed weather; looking north west bright sunshine, but south west pouring with rain and low lying black cloud. Wish I'd brough a scythe, the heather was a nightmare :)
2006-04-02 08:20 - TP6103 (Sponds Hill)
Apart from the howling gale and the belting rain, this was a nice viewpoint for an easy climb along the Gritstone Trail
2006-03-25 10:41 - TP1707 (Brown Knoll)
Boggy morass surrounding pillar although the weather had cleared up nicely by the time i got here.
2006-03-25 08:29 - TP3019 (Edale Moor)
Trackless wateland of mud and groughs, complicated by some remaining snow drifts. I dont think I'll be coming back to this one again in a hurry - not unless I get weather like Ted below - lucky beggar :)
2006-03-12 08:27 - TP6422 (The Roaches)
Howling wind and snow just starting to fall didn't detract from the great views and then up to Lud's Church for the "Wow!" factor. Pillar itself seemed to be in good condition, plastic plug intact, some paint and no major damage, plinth is a little eroded, but no worse than many other "good condition" trigs IMHO.
2006-03-05 10:08 - TP5057 (Nab Head)
Great views today after a light snow shower yesterday. Trig is in great condition
2006-03-05 09:14 - TP4172 (Kerridge Hill)
Pleasant stroll up to this trig, snow fall from yesterday makes it a winter wonderland.
2006-02-11 09:10 - TP3538 (Gun)
Not bad weather, bit misty so no great views, it even tried to snow a bit. All round good condition - very remeniscent of The Cloud.
2006-01-07 09:05 - TP6366 (The Cloud)
Reasonable views, although weather neither one thing nor the other, nice climb through the heather
2006-01-02 10:45 - TP5950 (Shining Tor)
Quite an easy trig to attain if you go straight from the Cat & Fiddle - you could do it in flip-flops when the paving goes down! Ascended from Erwood Resvr across the no-longer frozen Cats Tor route - very muddy.
2006-01-02 08:00 - TP7177 (Cat and Fiddle)
Parked right next to this one for a trip down into the Goyt, round the Resvr and up to Shining Tor.
2005-12-29 09:36 - TP4216 (Kinder Low)
Superb views from the summit, not a cloud in the sky and dead still, temp at about -5 or -6. Superb
2005-12-27 10:30 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)
Arrived via Lose Hill (about -10 with the wind chill) all covered in light dusting of snow and loads of Grockles in flip flops at the summit
2005-12-24 09:00 - TP5970 (Shutlingsloe)
Complete white out (misty) - no view whatsoever
2005-12-23 13:27 - TP0525 (Macclesfield)
Bagged as part of Teggs Nose walk
2005-12-18 09:10 - TP4957 (Mow Cop)
I may be confusing this TP with another visited around the same time, one had the top broken open.
2005-12-10 10:45 - TP5593 (Raw Head)
Not difficult to find or reach - great views across Cheshire
2005-11-20 09:00 - TP0005 (Moel Fammau)
Top smashed in and filled with small stones
2005-11-05 10:30 - TP3801 (High Pike)
Very misty and raining
2005-09-07 12:30 - TP3468 (Great Shunner Fell)
Very misty, torrential rain, no visibility
2005-07-24 13:00 - TP2382 (Coniston Old Man)
Great location, great climb, bit misty but still ok visibility
2005-05-28 13:00 - TP2757 (Delamere)
Done as part of the Sandstone Trail - via the alternative route up to the transmitters
2005-05-28 08:15 - TP3723 (Helsby Hill)
Incredible views across the Mersey and Liverpool