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A book, written by Keith Stevens and Peter Whittaker, about trigpointing walks in the Peaks.
A book, written by Keith Stevens, about trigpointing walks in the Dales.
An e-book, written by John Davies, about the Primary Re-triangulation in Wales.
A book, written by a long standing T:UK member, about trigpoint walks in the Peak District.
Logged visits for peregrinus
2013-05-21 08:25 - TP11887 (Rockingham Water Tower)
Rivet (not accessed), Centre and Lightning conductor (not seen). Disused (presumably in favour of the nearby Beanfield Water Tower) but in good condition. Forgot to look for Lightning conductor.
2013-05-21 08:20 - TP11889 (Beanfield Water Tower)
Rivet (not accessed) and Flagstaff - both 4th Order. Unusually, the newer smaller WT nearest the road does indeed have a flagstaff. No flag.
2013-05-21 07:00 - TP11892 (Market Harborough Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd Order. Weather cock. Flagstaff on entrance porch.
2013-05-21 06:45 - TP11891 (Great Bowden Church Spire)
Spire, 4th Order. Weather cock.
2013-05-21 06:33 - TP11890 (Brampton Ash Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd Order. Weather cock.
2013-05-21 06:22 - TP11888 (Willowbrook Water Tower)
Disc, 2nd Order. Not accessed. Operational water tower.
2013-05-21 06:16 - TP11886 (Co-Op Building)
Rivet (not accessed) and Centre, both 4th Order. OS records state Centre of lift shaft. British Hearth Foundation shop.
2013-05-21 06:08 - TP11884 (Bs 7 Storey Office)
Disc, 4th Order (not accessed). ofice building, does indeed have 7 storeys. Was British Steel, now Tata Steel.
2013-05-21 06:08 - TP11885 (Corby Church Spire)
Spire, 4th Order. Weather cock.
2013-05-21 05:50 - TP11882 (Bulwick Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd Order, TL08/INT5.
2013-05-21 05:42 - TP11883 (Laxton Church Spire)
Spire,TL08/INT17. Weather cock.
2013-05-21 05:27 - TP8894 (Collyweston Water Tower)
Sorry for confusion but changing from Beacon to whole station. Listed as Beacon, Centre (both 3rd Order) and Rivet (2nd Order). Rivet not accessed; nothing beacon-like seen.
2013-05-19 18:46 - TP8106 (Cerrig-y-Ddinas)
Standard bolt, with centre punch mark defaced, obvious on big slabby summit outcrop. Lovely views. Didn't spot TOAI's smaller bolt; hadn't seen his log.
2013-05-18 19:00 - TP10641 (Bodelwyddan Church Spire)
2013-05-18 17:10 - TP10316 (Coppenhall Church Spire)
Coppenhall with a coppery spire
2013-05-18 16:30 - TP11881 (Northop Church Tower)
Centre, Old Trig and Bolt (access not sought) - all 3rd Order. SD30/T20
2013-05-18 16:15 - TP8965 (Wedgwoods Monument (1979))
2013-05-18 16:00 - TP11880 (Wolstanton Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd Order.
2013-05-18 15:45 - TP11879 (Incinerator Chimney)
Chimney, 3rd Order, was 4th until 1987
2013-05-18 15:30 - TP11878 (Fenton Park Radio Mast)
2013-05-18 15:15 - TP11877 (Uttoxeter Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order, SK03/INT5
2013-05-18 15:00 - TP11876 (Egginton Chimney)
3rd Order, SK22/INT6
2013-05-18 13:53 - TP0608 (Melbourne FBM Aux 1)
9m E of block/bolt, 3.3m back from road edge, down slope. Hidden under a few thorny twigs which I guess help keep the grass clear.
2013-05-18 13:43 - TP0461 (Melbourne Common)
Easy find, still uncovered. 5m E of E gate post, 2m back from road.
2013-05-18 13:24 - TP10642 (Ticknall Church Spire)
Still standing :-) Arrow weather vane topped with a cross.
2013-05-18 12:23 - TP11875 (Ashby De La Zouch RC Church Spire)
Spire, 4th Order. Small steeple on tower, topped with a weather cock. NB the town's other church has its name hyphenated on the OS list i.e. Ashby-De-La-Zouch
2013-05-18 12:10 - TP10680 (Ashby-De-La-Zouch St Helens Church Tower Centre)
Flagstaff, no flag today.
2013-05-18 12:00 - TP10516 (Breedon-on-the-Hill Church Tower Flagstaff)
Union jack. Flag and church on hilltop, visible a mile away.
2013-05-18 11:45 - TP10687 (Worthington Chimney)
Fine old brick chimney
2013-05-18 11:29 - TP10686 (Coleorton Church Spire)
Unusual weather vane
2013-05-18 11:14 - TP8556 (Windmill Hill)
Wide grass verge near path junction, soft ground prodded over several metres to 6 inches depth but no luck. Hough Tower Windmill worth a look though. Open Sun pm although that might not be best time to be prodding a seemingly innocent verge. Otherwise easy access from west.
2013-05-18 10:25 - TP8566 (Warren Hills)
Small Brass Rod in rough concrete block in small depression near highest outcrop. Was under 2 inches of turf. Tried replacing but it looked odd so left uncovered. Nice spot, easy access from NW
2013-05-18 09:00 - TP10769 (Markfield Church Spire)
Flagstaff at base of spire; weather cock
2013-05-18 08:35 - TP10705 (Syston Church Tower Centre)
Flagstaff with St George flying
2013-05-18 08:23 - TP10706 (Queniborough Church Spire)
2013-05-18 08:05 - TP8613 (Beeby-Croxton lane)
Gps placed it in road, maybe nearer W side. Searched both, soft narrow proddable verges, a few stones, nothing worth digging for. Maybe lost to widening although road not that wide.
2013-05-18 07:41 - TP10768 (South Croxton Church Spire)
Weather cock with attached lightning conductor
2013-05-18 07:13 - TP4184 (Keythorpe)
Visiting the nearby slightly higher Bassett's Hill. Lapwing in attendance.
2013-05-18 06:02 - TP11874 (Tilton Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd Order. Weather cock.
2013-05-18 05:54 - TP11873 (Billesdon Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd Order. Weather cock.
2013-05-18 05:34 - TP11872 (Uppingham Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd Order. Weather cock on spire with flagstaff at base.
2013-05-15 21:15 - TP11814 (Oundle Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Just an evening drive-by, viewed across the River Nene from the bypass, but I worked in this attractive town for several years.
2013-05-15 20:50 - TP11591 (Titchmarsh Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Centre - both 3rd order. Impressive tower with central weather vane and 4 tall corner pinnacles each with its own vane.
Titchmarsh Church Tower
2013-05-15 20:45 - TP11590 (Thrapston Church Spire)
2013-05-15 20:20 - TP11813 (Raunds Church Spire)
Tall imposing spire on hilltop. Weather cock.
2013-05-15 20:00 - TP11812 (Irthlingborough Laundry)
Rivet (not accessed) and Chimney - both 3rd order. Agreeably surprised for the second time this evening to find a surviving chimney, viewing from the housing estate to SW to have the setting sun behind me. Then go round the front only to discover it's in process of being demolished. The chimney and main building of the Co-op / Sunlight Laundry, Crow Hill, Addington Road are still standing. Info online this evening offers some hope that it will be preserved and converted to apartments - "Factory premises of 48,000 sq ft with residential development potential, subject to planning. Purchase price: £1,000,000.00"
2013-05-15 19:50 - TP11811 (Irthlingborough Church Tower Spire)
This elegant octagonal tower looking out over the Nene Valley is a familiar local landmark - no surprise to find it's been used as an IS. Topped with a small spire, itself topped by a decidedly 3D weather cock.
2013-05-15 19:40 - TP11810 (Higham Ferrers Church Spire)
Lovely building, tranquil setting behind the quiet evening high street. Weather cock.
2013-05-15 19:30 - TP11809 (Rushden Church Spire)
Fine building. Weather cock.
2013-05-15 19:20 - TP11808 (Irchester Water Tower)
Bolt and Centre - both 3rd order. No trace of structure - small empty fenced field next to a comms mast, with assorted water valve marker posts and a handy bench. View SW across fields to the large modern Wollaston water tower.
2013-05-15 19:10 - TP11807 (Irchester Church Spire)
Smart weather vane
2013-05-15 19:00 - TP11806 (Wellingborough Gasworks Chimney)
Circular brick chimney, preserved as a prominent feature of www.nenecourt.com - retail park
2013-05-15 18:55 - TP11805 (Wellingborough St Marys Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Centre and Flagstaff - all 3rd order. FS on main tower, another on smaller round tower.
2013-05-15 18:45 - TP11804 (Wellingborough Church Spire)
Spire with noticeably 3D weather cock.
2013-05-15 18:40 - TP11803 (Wellingborough Grammar School Cupola)
Lightning conductor - 4th order. Small cupola with small LC at apex. Viewed through locked gate.
2013-05-15 18:20 - TP11802 (Great Doddington Water Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Centre. Smallish water tower, apparently disused, presumably in favour of the larger one nearby at Knuston. External ladder leads to top but need to climb 3m to get to the foot of it (I didn't!). Graffiti so apparently someone's been up.
2013-05-15 18:15 - TP11801 (Great Doddington Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Flagstaff - both 4th order. FS has a distinct lean to westwards. Very arboreal - hard to get a decent view of the whole building.
2013-05-15 18:00 - TP11800 (Wilby Church Spire)
Fine church with flying buttresses, spire with weather cock, also a flush bracket round the back.
2013-05-15 17:40 - TP11799 (Ecton Church Tower)
Flagstaff (Dest 3/85) and Bolt (not accessed) - both 3rd order. 5 vanes, unusual design - on corner pinnacles plus one central.
2013-05-13 17:21 - TP11774 (Stanground)
Block, 4th order. OS lists as Destroyed with comment "Downgraded to PTS New co-ords"
2013-05-12 17:04 - TP9983 (March Gasworks Tower Pole)
Rivet (2nd order) and Exhaust Pole (3rd order) - both listed as Dest 03/66. Gas Road, no gas works. Mature housing estate - although site itself is public open space, was perhaps too contaminated to build on without remediation...
Gasworks ex site Tower would have been 40m back from Gas Road sign in what is now open space
2013-05-12 17:00 - TP11782 (Town End Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Arrow style weather vane. The tower on which the spire sits has a Rivet, 3m distant horizontally, station number TL49/8, 2nd order.
2013-05-12 16:48 - TP11781 (Wimblington Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Fat, tiled spire, topped by a weather bird - size large, species uncertain!
2013-05-12 16:42 - TP11780 (Doddington Church Spire)
Old Trig and Spire, 3rd order. Weathercock.
2013-05-12 16:30 - TP11779 (Chatteris Church Tower)
Bolt (2nd order, not accessed), Centre, Spire and Flagstaff (all 3rd order). Tower with flagstaff, topped with a small spire which has an arrow style weather vane.
2013-05-12 16:13 - TP11778 (Manea Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Parish Church of St Nicholas. Actually just a tiny belfry with a short ridged roof, but no evidence of alteration (some info here http://www.druidic.org/camchurch/churches/manea.htm so I guess that's what's meant.
Manea Church Spire ... disappointingly
2013-05-12 16:00 - TP11777 (Welney Water Tower)
Bolt (2nd order, not accessed) and Centre (3rd order). Small neat water tower - unusually with no comms apparatus apparent.
2013-05-12 15:35 - TP11776 (Little Downham Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Flagstaff - both 3rd order. No weather vane, for the record.
2013-05-12 15:30 - TP11775 (Ely Parish Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Spire with weathercock, dwarfed by the nearby Cathedral.
2013-05-12 15:25 - TP11773 (Ely Water Tower)
Mast (wireless mast) and Rivet (not accessed) - both 3rd order. The usual assortment of modern comms aerials on top of this big water tower, but I expect the IS will have been an older one (computed 01/06/1975) no longer present. No shortage of ISs though with Cathedral and Parish Church both within 1km.
Ely Water Tower Assorted modern aerials
2013-05-12 15:20 - TP11772 (Ely Cathedral (IS))
Bolt (Primary) and Flagstaff (3rd order). Same station as TP8004, added so the Intersected Station can be logged. Tall flagstaff on western tower: apparently a smaller FS next to it. Neither flying a flag today. Numerically, this Primary is next in line from PP429 Bin of Cullen!
2013-05-12 15:15 - TP11771 (Ely Cemetery Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Quite elaborate building, topped with a stylized cross (similar to Prickwillow Church just up the road), no weather vane.
2013-05-12 15:00 - TP11770 (Prickwillow Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Small spire, topped with stylized cross: no weather vane.
2013-05-12 14:42 - TP8805 (Mettleham Farm)
Block site Should be within a couple of metres of the trowel
2013-05-12 14:15 - TP11769 (Soham Church Tower)
Bolt (2nd order, not accessed), Centre, Vane and Flagstaff - all 3rd order. Vane present; FS listed as Destroyed 10/79 but there's one there again now.
2013-05-12 14:00 - TP11768 (Chippenham Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Centre - both 3rd order. No flagstaff or weather vane apparent; neither are listed as survey markers.
2013-05-12 13:50 - TP11767 (Fordham Church Tower)
Bolt (2nd order, not accessed), Centre, Vane and Flagstaff (all 3rd order). Flag flying on tower; pennant style weather vane adjacent.
2013-05-12 13:00 - TP11766 (Burwell Church Tower Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Steepled roof mounted on tower, topped with a weathercock; flagstaff also on tower.
2013-05-12 12:40 - TP7762 (Newmarket )
Leica dome on British Racing School, flat roof up on L just as you turn R for reception. Visible from car park near reception. Gates open automatically on entry and exit but expect to be CCTVd (no horses head has arrived though the post yet...). Might be better viewed from A14 layby though.
2013-05-12 12:20 - TP11765 (Newmarket Grandstand)
Flagstaff halfway along main roof, also a weather vane on lower building.
2013-05-12 11:59 - TP7991 (Burrough Green Water Tower)
Converted to apartments. 2 newish masts on top plus a satellite dish, daresay one could invite oneself up there.
2013-05-12 11:40 - TP0392 (Six Mile Bottom)
R side of road, immediately behind barrier, 1.5m from its end. Easy parking beside Lark Hall road.
2013-05-12 11:15 - TP11764 (Bottisham Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Flagstaff - both 3rd order. No vane present.
2013-05-12 11:08 - TP11763 (Stow-Cum-Quy Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Centre and Vane (pennant shaped) - all 3rd order.
Stow-Cum-Quy Church Tower Pennant weather vane
2013-05-12 10:55 - TP11761 (Girton Church Tower Vane)
Vane, 4th order - distinctive fish-in-circles design.
2013-05-12 10:45 - TP11762 (Histon Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Vane - both 3rd order. Vane, flagstaff and a single bell are together on the tower.
2013-05-12 10:20 - TP11760 (Impington)
Housing estate: block paved footway at expected location. If GPS was a bit out, could conceivably be in front garden (gravel).
Block site Block paving but no Surface block.
2013-05-12 10:08 - TP11759 (Horningsea Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Vane (not present) - both 3rd order.
Horningsea Church Tower No sign of vane
2013-05-12 09:55 - TP11758 (Fen Ditton Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Flagstaff and Vane - all 3rd order. Distinctive rowing boat weather vane.
Flagstaff and vane Rowing themed weather vane
2013-05-12 09:31 - TP11757 (Teversham Church Tower)
Bolt (no accessed), Flagstaff (not present) and Centre - all 3rd order. Also no vane.
2013-05-12 09:25 - TP11756 (Cherry Hinton Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Centre, Flagstaff and Vane (both intact) - all 3rd order.
2013-05-12 09:18 - TP9426 (Mental Hospital Cupola)
Small cupola with simple lightning conductor, above what is now staff entrance, Victoria House, NHS; direction signs say Activate Pilates
2013-05-12 08:50 - TP11755 (Haggis Farm)
NW side of farm access road, back of verge, young nettles growing up but softish ground prodded fairly thoroughly over 2x2m. Also checked NW side of ditch in field edge but harder ground and seems less likely location.
Block site Should be on bank of ditch
2013-05-12 08:35 - TP11754 (Trumpington Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Centre and Flagstaff, all 3rd order.
2013-05-12 08:25 - TP11753 (Addenbrookes Hospital)
Bolt (not accessed) and Aerial - both 3rd order. Numerous aerials atop highest building but my guess is that the original IS has gone. Computed 01/06/1983
Addenbrookes Hospital roof These aerials all too new?
2013-05-12 08:00 - TP11752 (Coleridge School Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Centre and Flagstaff - all 3rd order. Unprepossessing, fairly modern tower (computed 01/06/1950).
Coleridge School Tower with flagstaff
2013-05-12 07:45 - TP11750 (School Of Veterinary Medicine)
GPS suggests Rivet on ground just below taller building but no sign of it and presumably it's on the roof anyway.
Rivet site Presumably on the roof
2013-05-12 07:28 - TP9425 (St Georges Church Cupola Cambridge)
2013-05-12 07:18 - TP11751 (St Andrews Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Weather cock.
2013-05-12 07:07 - TP11749 (University Library Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Centre and Flagstaff, all 3rd order.
2013-05-12 07:00 - TP11748 (Catholic Church Spire Cambridge)
Spire, 3rd order. Weather cock.
2013-05-12 06:50 - TP11747 (St Johns College Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Centre, both 3rd order. No vane or flagstaff: small lightning conductors on pinnacles. And 2 well stocked heaps of bicycles - they seemingly haven't discovered racks yet or they're against planning regs. Classic building.
2013-05-12 06:40 - TP11746 (All Saints Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Topped with a weather cock.
2013-05-12 06:35 - TP11745 (St Lukes Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Topped with a weather cock.
2013-05-12 06:10 - TP11744 (Fen Drayton Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order.
2013-05-11 17:30 - TP11796 (Peterborough Grain Silo)
Rivet (not accessed) and Flagstaff (Destroyed 01/90) - both 3rd order. Has outlived the Midland and Great Northern Railway which used to served it, this massive structure now guards the entrance to the Dogsthorpe amenity tip. Securely fenced; Dogsthorpe Acquisitions posted on the gate, grain handling equipment visible beyond.
2013-05-11 17:15 - TP11795 (Crowland Water Tower)
Rivet (2nd order, not accessed) and Centre (3rd order).
2013-05-11 17:10 - TP11794 (Crowland Abbey Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Weather cock with cross plus flagstaff also present.
2013-05-11 17:00 - TP11793 (Gedney Hill Church Tower)
Old Trig, Bolt (not accessed) and Vane - all 3rd order. Weather cock.
2013-05-11 16:30 - TP11792 (Leverington Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Weather vane also present.
2013-05-11 16:20 - TP11791 (Wisbech St Mary Church Tower Vane)
Vane, 3rd order. Weather cock.
2013-05-11 15:35 - TP11790 (Upwell Church Tower)
Bolt (2nd order, not accessed), Lightning conductor, Centre and Flagstaff (all 3rd order). LC and FS present.
2013-05-11 15:30 - TP11789 (Outwell Church Tower Vane)
Vane, 3rd order. Weather cock.
2013-05-11 15:10 - TP11798 (Downham Market Church Spire)
Spire, 2nd order. No obvious parking but well seen from traffic lights. Weather cock.
2013-05-11 14:50 - TP11788 (Stowbridge Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Centre and Flagstaff - all 3rd order. Small church, small tower. No FS seen: structure on roof ridge at opposite end from tower is some kind of chimney/vent? Co-ords are only 1m from bolt hence FS will have been on tower.
2013-05-11 14:35 - TP11787 (Watlington Church Tower)
Bolt (2nd order, not accessed), Centre and Flagstaff (both 3rd order). No flag flying today.
2013-05-11 14:20 - TP11785 (Wiggenhall Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed) and Centre - both 3rd order. Not the prettiest of churches.
2013-05-11 14:00 - TP11784 (BSC Silo)
Rivet (Destr 02/89) and Flagstaff - both 4th order. British Sugar's Kings Lynn plant was apparently closed in 1994 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Sugar The site is now occupied by Palm Paper's factory. A curved pipe on one of the structures does however look at first glance like a flagstaff.
2013-05-11 13:15 - TP11783 (Snettisham Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Topped with (I think having reviewed photo) a weather cock - seen end on. Vane not a trig mark anyway. Beautifully proportioned church, elegantly draped over the hilltop.
2013-05-11 13:00 - TP11324 (Sandringham Water Tower)
Bolt (2nd order, not accessed), Centre, Chimney, Vane - all 3rd order. The stone roofed structure apparently the chimney. OS list states "Vane on turret" - but no vane apparent - unless it's the (non weather vane) pointy thing on apex of chimney. Fascinating old structure.
2013-05-11 12:50 - TP11743 (West Newton Church Tower)
Bolt (not accessed), Flagstaff (absent) and Centre - all 4th order. A weather vane also present (possibly sitting on the remains of the flagstaff). Nice flint church.
2013-05-11 12:00 - TP11742 (Lynn Channel)
Block, 4th order. GPS put it halfway down bank on W side of track. If true, this could mean the level has been raised. 10 mins prodding in soft ground, no luck. Nice location. Driveable track from S, ends at a small parking area 300m S of trig location.
Block site looking north View downstream. GPS reckoned halfway down this bank.
2013-05-11 11:35 - TP8790 (Ouse East Bank)
W side of drivable track, middle of open hedge at N end of crushed-shell pull-in. Uprooted: was face down, easily righted. Not a bolt: looks like brass rod type.
2013-05-11 11:12 - TP8791 (Wootton Marsh)
Gps put it S of ditch, about at N edge of track, fairly consistently. No sign of it. Ground a bit hard for prodding. NB disused rly is not a right of way: sign at start.
Block site should be in foreground, R of centre
2013-05-11 10:00 - TP11741 (Estuary Cottages)
Block, 4th order. GPS put it 10m into coppice on bank N side of drain. I followed the GPS as it wandered over about 5x5m, prodding the mostly soft ground. Levels may have been raised, or I was in slightly the wrong place, or need a longer screwdriver. Sedge warbler was good company though.
2013-05-11 09:15 - TP11740 (North Wootton Church Tower)
Centre, Flagstaff and Bolt (access to bolt not sought) all 4th order. Flagstaff flagless. Mini spire on tower, topped with a weather cock.
2013-05-11 08:50 - TP11739 (River Lane Pavilion)
Centre and Rivet, both 4th order. Modern scout hut at expected location, also new single storey pavilion just to N.
2013-05-11 08:45 - TP9421 (Grammar School Cupola)
2 cupolas, the higher one topped with a tall fancy weather vane. Viewed through locked gates.
2013-05-11 08:35 - TP11738 (Kings Lynn St Nicholas Church Spire)
Spire, 2nd order.
2013-05-11 08:20 - TP7277 (Kings Lynn)
Leica, E wing near S edge of roof
2013-05-11 07:55 - TP11737 (Kings Lynn St Margarets Church Tower)
Centre, Flagstaff (on NW tower) and Bolt (access not sought) - all 3rd order.
2013-05-11 07:45 - TP11736 (West Lynn Church Tower Vane)
Vane, 4th order.
2013-05-11 07:30 - TP11735 (Tilney All Saints Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order.
2013-05-11 07:20 - TP11734 (Tilney Fen Side)
Block, 3rd order. Road verge, bank of fenland drain. Deep wet grass, spend a few minutes prodding but no luck, had limited time.
2013-05-11 07:10 - TP11733 (Terrington St John Church Tower)
Centre, and Bolt (access not sought) both 3rd order.
2013-05-11 06:45 - TP11732 (West Walton Campanile)
Centre and Flagstaff (both 3rd order), also Bolt (2nd order, access not sought). No flagstaff seen, just a central vane on a tall central column (the 4 pinnacles each have smaller vanes). Fine building, restored by English Heritage in 1974 (was the flagstaff lost then?). Campanile seems to be the Italian word for bell tower: interesting it should be used here, maybe Wisbech port influence?
2013-05-11 06:30 - TP11731 (Walsoken Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Topped with weather cock and cross.
2013-05-11 06:10 - TP11730 (Emneth Church Tower Vane)
Vane, 3rd order. I wouldn't call it a vane as no moving part to indicate wind direction, but have come across a few of these so unless they are all later replacements, I guess the OS do, so am calling it Good. Computed 01/06/1954.
2013-05-11 06:00 - TP11729 (Elm Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Small spire on tower, quite unusual structure, with flagstaff and weather cock.
2013-05-11 05:50 - TP11728 (Friday Bridge Water Tower)
Mast (computed 01/06/1987, could well be the tall lattice mast still present) and Centre both 3rd order, also Rivet (2nd order, access not sought).
2013-05-11 05:40 - TP11727 (March Church Spire)
Spire, 3rd order. Relatively modern by ecclesiastical standards.
2013-05-11 05:30 - TP11726 (Whitemoor Cabin)
Rivet and Centre, both 3rd order. From E, unwelcoming signs at road and barrier across track after 2nd house. I got no further. However, retrospectively checking modern mapping, there's a path from NNW passing the site (and the prison just to S) - but no building mapped at that location...
2013-05-11 05:10 - TP11725 (Thorney Water Tower)
Centre and Old Trig (3rd order), also Bolt (2nd order, access not sought). Fine building, nowadays The Tankyard Thorney (aka Bedford Hall), village hall and several other uses. There's apparently still a large cast iron water tank on the 6th floor, no longer in use www.fensmuseums.org.uk/page_id__30_path__0p3p21p.aspx
2013-05-11 04:50 - TP11724 (Peterborough Cathedral - Flagstaff)
Adding this as a new station as PP447 consists of a Flagstaff (recomputed 01/06/1980) and Centre, both 3rd order, as well as the Primary bolt. So this and TP8007 are the same station. Accordingly the IS is the central tower, not the higher spires at the west end. Really just an excuse to half-tick my local cathedral :-)
2013-05-10 19:36 - TP11686 (Maltby)
Non-visit log - Brass Rod apparently.
2013-05-10 19:24 - TP7898 (Bridgewater Mon)
Non-visit log - from dal's descr and photo, it's a Brass Rod not a rivet.
2013-05-10 19:21 - TP0135 (Moss Bridge)
Non visit log - from photos and ted's comment it's apparently not a bolt but a Brass Rod.
2013-05-08 22:00 - TP11713 (Hartford Church Tower Flagstaff)
Floodlit, couldn't see flagstaff, daylight visit needed.
2013-05-08 21:50 - TP11712 (Huntingdon St Marys Church Tower)
Centre, Bolt (Refixed 1986, not seen), Flagstaff (Refixed 1986, unsure if present, viewed in dark, may be only a weather vane)
2013-05-08 21:40 - TP11711 (Godmanchester Church Spire)
2013-05-08 21:20 - TP11710 (Girton College Tower)
Centre, Flagstaff and Lightning Conductor (latter not seen, at night)
2013-05-08 18:38 - TP11709 (Huntingdon Water Tower)
Centre, Flagstaff (Refixed 1986, not seen) and Bolt (not seen)
2013-05-08 18:12 - TP11714 (Ramsey St Marys Church Tower)
Centre, Rivet (not seen) and Flagstaff (Refixed 1984, not seen - likely gone or converted to weather vane).
2013-05-08 17:40 - TP11708 (Coates Church Spire)
Small tiled spire topped with a cross
2013-05-08 17:39 - TP11707 (Whittlesey Church Spire)
Fine buttressed spire topped with weather cock.
2013-05-08 17:25 - TP11706 (Whittlesey Water Tower)
Centre, Lightning conductor (present I think but may be a replacement) and Bolt (not seen)
2013-05-08 17:00 - TP11705 (Old Fletton Church Spire)
Spire topped with a cross
2013-05-07 04:50 - TP11702 (Gorse Lane Water Tower)
SK73/T9, 3rd order. Centre, also should be mast, disc and bolt here.
2013-05-06 14:00 - TP9503 (Suil Ghorm Light Lamp)
Small neat lighthouse/beacon at summit of small rocky islet off the NE end of Coll. We landed on nearby 35m Eilean Mor with sea life surveys out of Tobermory. Too much swell to land us here but seen well from the boat and neighbouring islands.
2013-05-05 20:46 - TP8140 (Erraid)
Small bolt at highest point of highest outcrop at summit, just S of cairn. Accessed Erraid from E, Knockvologan, 1 hour before low tide but seems to be plenty of leeway. Gave up on camera for this one - wet and murky.
2013-05-05 18:37 - TP8139 (Ghlinne Mhoir)
Small ?steel bolt with triangular centre mark, in highest of several granite outcrops at summit. Wasn't 100% certain this is the bolt, but Erraid (visited next) also has a small bolt (so has Java apparently). Gave up on camera for this one - too wet.
2013-05-05 17:40 - TP8038 (Beinn a Chaol Achaidh Mark)
Should be a surface block here, no sign, assume buried. Flattish damp area, not at summit.
2013-05-05 16:51 - TP11703 (Rubh Ardalanish)
Bolt in rock slab. Fine location. From NNE, asked and parked at farm, good track halfway, OK terrain beyond. Well worth a visit, preferably not in pouring rain though!
2013-05-05 14:26 - TP9723 (Liathanaich Lighthouse)
Viewed from Lower Ardtun
2013-05-05 13:00 - TP11700 (Aird Of Kinloch)
NM52/H225, 4th order, bolt. Plenty of slabby rock outcrop behind house but no sign of a bolt. Maybe destroyed by what looks like a flagpole base, or gone, or maybe I missed it. All bolts subsequently found on the Ross of Mull this pm were small and dark, not the usual larger domed headed type. But I think I'd have spotted it if present. 20 mins searching in the rain. Meanwhile a lady from BT was up a pole trying to fix a phone line fault. Nice weather for it...
2013-05-05 11:58 - TP8125 (Cruach Ardura)
Mushroom bolt standing proud in slabby outcrop 25m NE of millennium standing stone. In rain from road pass, steep start
2013-05-05 11:00 - TP11699 (Barr Shomhairle)
NM52/H285, 4th order. Small bolt in rock outcrop L (E) side of path. Nice location, path from nearby "viewpoint" car park. No centrepunch mark, has possibly been flattened off hence logged SD
2013-05-05 09:50 - TP9759 (Dearg Sgeir Lighthouse)
Viewed from Salen pier on Mull it appears to be a smallish square section beacon, logged as Good but could be a newer replacement. Ferries pass close to it and should provide a good view.
2013-05-05 09:30 - TP8287 (Pennygown)
Gps put it on bank to seaward side of fence W side of drainage ditch. 15 mins prodding failed to find. Guess it's there somewhere. Nice location.
2013-05-05 07:30 - TP9726 (Rudha nan Call Lighthouse)
Seen from slopes of the hill above.
2013-05-05 07:00 - TP8128 (Western Isle Golf Course)
Gps took me to rock outcrop in heather with 2 stones that looked like markers. No bolt though, maybe I had the wrong place. 2nd opinion sought...
2013-05-04 19:30 - TP8135 (The Cedars)
Big bolt head in rock outcrop, easy to spot, access ok
2013-05-04 17:21 - TP11698 (Beinn Duill)
NM52/H264. Domed bolt in rock outcrop NE of cairn.
2013-05-04 15:00 - TP11697 (Torr An Ogha)
NM52/H267, 4th order. Bolt in rock slab.
2013-05-04 08:50 - TP11696 (Torr Darnich)
NM52/H274, 4th order. Domed bolt in rock outcrop above small cliff just above road. Fine viewpoint.
2013-05-04 08:08 - TP9761 (Glas Eileanan Lighthouse)
From Oban to Mull ferry
2013-05-04 08:00 - TP9763 (Eilean Musdile Lighthouse)
From Oban to Mull ferry
2013-05-04 07:59 - TP8883 (Ladys Rock Beacon)
From Oban to Mull ferry
2013-05-04 07:38 - TP8913 (Hutchesons Monument)
Bagged while tucking into my Calmac breakfast en route to Mull:-) Must take a walk out there sometime though.
2013-05-04 06:45 - TP11650 (Pulpit Hill)
Block with large bronze head, obvious to N side of topograph. Nice view of Oban. Sorry not to see you on Mull, Ed - but we met here virtually...
2013-05-04 06:20 - TP7583 (Oban)
Roof of fancy new SAMS building, N side towards E end, visible from back car park
2013-05-03 21:30 - TP11648 (Mossvale Church Spire)
2013-05-03 21:20 - TP11649 (Pollokshields Church Spire)
2013-05-03 21:15 - TP9463 (Queens Park Church Spire)
2013-05-03 21:10 - TP9220 (Norit Works Chimney)
2013-05-03 20:20 - TP10526 (Lockerbie Trinity Church Spire)
2013-05-03 19:57 - TP9566 (Telecom tower)
Quite like Upton Mast seen earlier this pm
2013-05-03 18:24 - TP10999 (Leeming RAF Water Tower Centre)
2013-05-03 18:17 - TP11008 (Baldersby St James Church Spire)
2013-05-03 18:03 - TP11158 (Kirk Deighton Church Spire)
2013-05-03 17:57 - TP11647 (Upton Mast)
SE73/INT29. Imposing wide based structure
2013-04-28 19:11 - TP9045 (Royal Welsh Warehouse Pinnacle)
2013-04-28 16:53 - TP11326 (Blaenporth Church Spire)
Tiny spire with weather cock
2013-04-28 16:06 - TP9390 (Intermediate School Cupola)
2013-04-28 16:03 - TP11327 (Cardigan Church Tower Saint Marys Centre)
Tower with weather cock and flagless flagstaff
2013-04-28 16:00 - TP11297 (Market Clock Tower Vane)
Vane looks a bit like a tennis racquet, presumably not the intention...
2013-04-28 13:40 - TP10917 (Fishguard Church Vane St Marys)
On belfry. But is that a vane or just a lightning conductor?
2013-04-28 13:21 - TP10916 (North Breakwater Light Centre)
Viewed from car park
2013-04-28 13:18 - TP10915 (East Breakwater Light Centre)
Viewed from car park
2013-04-28 11:15 - TP11620 (Carnhedryn Uchaf Ch Vane)
SN02/INT19, Vane gone so strictly Destroyed, but building still there, now a private house.
2013-04-28 11:07 - TP10913 (Roch Castle Flagstaff)
2 flagstaffs, don't know which is the IS, maybe the one with the Welsh flag? No attempt on bolt, nor on natural highpoint which is a P30 but looks technical - and rather private
2013-04-28 11:00 - TP11619 (Twr-y-Felin Hotel Vane)
Small tower on roof of hotel, topped with breaking wave shaped weather vane. Looks to be Retreat Group owned
2013-04-28 09:24 - TP8826 (Hubberston Church Tower Apex)
Tower with slightly peaked roof
2013-04-28 08:59 - TP9016 (Steynton Church Tower Vane)
Weather cock central on smallish tower
2013-04-28 08:39 - TP11618 (Fort Hubberston)
Old fort, access apparently via Port Authority, didn't investigate further. SN02/T58 Block
2013-04-28 08:15 - TP11617 (Lodge Farm)
Block. SN02/T54 GPS indicates N hedge bank. Good luck with that...
2013-04-28 08:13 - TP9017 (Slebech Church Spire)
2013-04-28 07:59 - TP0609 (Haverfordwest FBM Aux 1)
S verge at W end of layby, 4.5m from end of solid white line (in 2013), 3.5m back from kerb. Thin covering of grass only. Thanks to Dusty and Paul's photos
2013-04-28 07:46 - TP7833 (Haverfordwest (1956))
Road cutting, presumably lost to road improvements
2013-04-28 07:25 - TP9021 (Haverfordwest Church Tower Vane)
Tower with simple vane centrally located
2013-04-27 19:18 - TP6717 (Walton East)
2013-04-27 18:18 - TP10920 (Maenclochog Church Tower Vane)
Diminutive tower with a big vane! Weather cock. Has the W missing, just E S N. The village today hosted the first running of the 25 mile Preseli Beast fell race, which I completed in 4:13. A lovely route, well organised with fantastic support all the way round from the locals
2013-04-27 14:00 - TP5522 (Prescelly)
2013-04-27 09:01 - TP9023 (Llanfihangel Abercowin Church Spire)
Stubby spire with weather cock
2013-04-27 08:05 - TP0217 (Bronwydd Arms)
Uncovered it again (sigh). Left uncovered. 2.75m back from road edge marker stud as per sketch.
2013-04-27 07:41 - TP0611 (Carmarthen FBM Aux 1)
Up on E bank, 1m N of tree, 1m W of fence. Still uncovered but brambles make the point a bit hard to reach even in April. Changed since iainmacs pics!!
2013-04-26 22:05 - TP11599 (Ross-On-Wye Church Spire)
SO52/INT10. Happy to be of service, Stevie Boy :-) although you could have added it yourself! Called in at Ross for food, saw it on the way out and noticed it was on my POI file, unsurprisingly as it's a fine tall spire.
2013-04-26 20:53 - TP10864 (Cinderella Shoe Works Centre)
Low square tower at R end of building. Barratts look to have made a decent job of it. Thus ends an interesting evening tour of Worcester
2013-04-26 20:46 - TP10863 (St Andrews Spire)
Striking slender freestanding spire.
2013-04-26 20:43 - TP10862 (Worcester Cathedral Flagstaff)
Flagstaff on main tower
2013-04-26 20:37 - TP10859 (Elbury Park Mast)
2013-04-26 20:23 - TP10861 (St Mary Magdalene Church Spire)
Spire topped with vane topped with lightning conductor
2013-04-26 20:19 - TP10860 (St Stephens Church Tower Vane)
Vane on NW pinnacle of tower
2013-04-26 20:08 - TP10866 (Hallow Church Spire)
Spire topped with weather cock
2013-04-26 19:55 - TP7522 (Droitwich)
As per previous descriptions, thanks all
2013-04-26 19:41 - TP10887 (Ombersley Church Spire)
Flying buttressed, topped with a vane
2013-04-26 19:16 - TP10891 (Tardebigge Church Spire)
Slender spire topped with a vane. Wondering not for the first time how this place got its name.
2013-04-26 18:55 - TP9264 (Rubery Mental Hospital Dome)
2013-04-26 18:53 - TP11493 (Danilo Cinema)
Old style cinema, now LA Fitness. Didn't investigate bolt
2013-04-26 18:45 - TP8844 (Lickey Obelisk)
2013-04-26 17:30 - TP11585 (Bickenhill Church Spire)
2013-04-26 17:20 - TP11586 (Ansty Church Spire)
2013-04-26 17:15 - TP11589 (Churchover Church Spire)
2013-04-26 17:02 - TP9479 (Naseby Church Spire)
2013-04-26 16:50 - TP11587 (Rothwell Water Tower)
2013-04-26 16:45 - TP11588 (Thorpe Malsor Church Spire)
2013-04-26 16:25 - TP11592 (Islip Church Spire)
2013-04-21 18:55 - TP10781 (Diddersley Hill Reservoir)
Middle of old disused reservoir at hilltop, behind the fenced modern resr. The hill is a P30, so a dual tick:-)
2013-04-21 18:35 - TP0119 (Sandwath)
E verge, 2.2m back from road edge as per OS sketch, fence covered in ivy but 3m dimension (from its N end) took me to the right spot. Was covered in stone slab, once removed the block was easily found, about 4" down but covered in a tough mat of grass roots - obviously not been accessed in quite a while. Some yellow paint on block. Slab replaced, should be obvious at back of verge - the Block is directly underneath.
2013-04-21 18:20 - TP0595 (Forcett FBM Aux 1)
S verge, 3 m SE of gate, 1m from fence. Easy find thanks to previous logs. Under thin layer of turf.
2013-04-21 17:56 - TP10779 (Westwick Road)
Nothing to add. Annoyingly stony verge, no luck.
2013-04-21 17:40 - TP10776 (Eggleston Road)
My GPS reckoned 5m south of road gully, W verge. 10 mins probing, no luck
2013-04-21 17:30 - TP10013 (Barnard Castle Church Tower Flagstaff)
2013-04-21 17:15 - TP10778 (Thorsgill)
6m W of tree, middle of hedge, thin covering of soil, easily found. Brass Rod rather than bolt - bent.
2013-04-21 16:41 - TP9727 (Kirkby Stephen Church Tower Flagstaff)
Flagstaff with flag; also vane
2013-04-21 16:26 - TP8360 (Maiden Moor)
20th of 21 summits on the 31 mile Cumbrian Traverse http://www.gofar.org.uk/Cumbrian%20Traverse.html which we completed in 8:45 Shortish grass, but no tools, time or inclination to search for the block.
2013-04-21 15:50 - TP8889 (Penrith Beacon)
Small tower with pointed roof
2013-04-21 15:17 - TP7480 (Grey Knotts)
18th of 21 summits on the 31 mile Cumbrian Traverse http://www.gofar.org.uk/Cumbrian%20Traverse.html which we completed in 8:45 Didn't spot the trig - as suspected, it was hiding. Pity paintermain put the stone back!
2013-04-21 15:12 - TP11264 (Penrith Church Tower Vane)
Vane, also flagstaff with flag
2013-04-21 11:54 - TP7616 (Causeway Pike)
Quick look, out running on a rainy day, no tools or inclination for probing. Good to know it's there though. Nice viewpoint.
2013-04-21 11:02 - TP2382 (Coniston Old Man)
Seventh of 21 summits on the 31 mile Cumbrian Traverse http://www.gofar.org.uk/Cumbrian%20Traverse.html which we completed in 8:45
2013-04-21 09:47 - TP2061 (Caw)
Third of 21 summits on the 31 mile Cumbrian Traverse http://www.gofar.org.uk/Cumbrian%20Traverse.html which we completed in 8:45
2013-04-20 09:01 - TP3469 (Great Stickle)
First of 21 summits on the 31 mile Cumbrian Traverse http://www.gofar.org.uk/Cumbrian%20Traverse.html which we completed in 8:45
2013-04-19 19:54 - TP0599 (Skipton FBM Aux 1)
SE verge. From little copper beach it's 2m NE towards railway, covered in thin layer of grass. Painterman pic all you need really.
2013-04-19 19:43 - TP10581 (Skipton Church Tower Vane)
Simple weather vane halfway up flagstaff with St Andrews flag flying
2013-04-19 19:26 - TP10760 (Keighley Church Tower Flagstff)
St Andrews cross in a stiff breeze
2013-04-19 18:41 - TP11014 (Harrogate St Wilfred Church Spire)
Squat spire topped with weather cock. Not the most attractive of churches
2013-04-19 18:29 - TP10587 (Harrogate St Lukes Church Spire)
2013-04-19 18:21 - TP11017 (Harrogate Christ Church Tower Centre)
Tower, no flagstaff, vane or other sighting feature evident
2013-04-19 18:14 - TP11019 (Starbeck School Vane)
Weather vane atop what could be an empty belfry
2013-04-19 18:10 - TP11021 (Knaresborough Church Spire)
Spire topped with a cross
2013-04-18 13:37 - TP7162 (Melbourne)
Revisited in passing, seem to have forgotten to log previously,i remember when Rod dug it out. 2m W of big meter chamber, 5m back from road, down the bank
2013-04-14 17:00 - TP11538 (Great Mell Fell)
Buried block, should be approx 3m NE of summit cairn. Very windy afternoon: I spent a few minutes prodding and there may be something in one of the depressions near the cairn but I had limited time so didn't try digging. Nice hill, good path from SE, boggy at top.
2013-04-14 13:43 - TP0690 (Binsey)
Easy ascent from SE. On a very windy day, 5 of us here to celebrate Jonathan de Ferranti's 600th Marilyn and thus his entry to the Marilyn Hall of Fame! Found a sheltered corner to do justice to the goodies and whisky he'd brought :-)
2013-04-14 11:20 - TP11537 (Marchon Chemical Works Chimney)
Long gone - site demolished and reprofiled
2013-04-14 11:08 - TP9843 (West Pier)
Yes, agree with jonglew and asbown, standard hemispherical OS bolt, vgc, also a smaller bolt 4m nearer to top of steps, at edge of drainage channel, slightly damaged and presumably not OS
2013-04-14 10:59 - TP9842 (West Pier Lighthouse)
2013-04-14 10:33 - TP10770 (Whitehaven St James Church Tower centre)
Wot no weather vane? OS archive records 3 markers here: Centre, Flagstaff (Dest 5/66) and Bolt
2013-04-14 09:58 - TP11533 (West Seaton Church Tower Centre)
Centre refers to small battlement on corner of tower? Also a Bolt (same station num), and two Cuts (AUX1 and AUX2), these other stations not looked for. Flagstaff and weather vane present but not apparently used as stations
2013-04-14 09:30 - TP11532 (Technical College Flagstaff)
Workington Community Hospital, new building, no college or flagstaff
2013-04-14 09:20 - TP11531 (Workington Methodist Church Spire)
More of a slender tower than a spire (Meth Ch's don't have spires!) with a small cupola but looks original and location is correct.
2013-04-14 09:05 - TP11530 (Workington RC Church Tower Vane)
Vane on belfry atop West front. No tower as such but looks original and location is correct
2013-04-14 09:00 - TP11529 (Workington St Johns Church Vane)
Large vane atop cupola on tower.
2013-04-13 21:40 - TP11525 (Cockermouth Church Spire)
Fancy blue clock face.
2013-04-12 20:20 - TP11520 (Bull Hill)
GPS reckoned W side of road in middle of hedge. Tried prodding but no luck. Narrow lane.
2013-04-12 20:00 - TP11521 (Kiveton Park Chimney)
Empty grassland 15m from path, Kiveton community woodland.
2013-04-12 19:23 - TP8591 (South Anston)
W side of road in middle of gated gap in wall. Bolt headless - apparently a Brass Rod type. Was partly covered by grass, left clear
2013-04-12 19:02 - TP0201 (Dinnington)
In hole 6" deep at back of layby, 5m from W end, with a small tree laid over it as marker/protection
2013-04-12 18:39 - TP11519 (South Anston Church Spire)
2013-04-12 18:18 - TP6439 (Thievesdale)
Visited Bilby Farm (walked RoW from A1, locked gate), spoke to farmer, he remembered the pillar from the days before he farmed the land, had no idea where it was, suggested the landlord could have removed it (see my previous log for contact details). He referred me to two half trig sized barn supports near the workshop door, which he'd put there years ago (these match the description of what Gowrie found near the ex trig site). There's one other farm to visit but it's hard to see why it would be there.
2013-03-24 20:17 - TP11329 (Longthorpe Tower)
TL08/T81 comprises Bolt and Lightning Conductor; the latter visible from below. English Heritage property open 3 days during summer weekends so it may be possible to access the roof for the Bolt.
2013-03-24 18:45 - TP11355 (Phorpres Social Club)
Gone: new GKL building in its place. Station TL08/T84 comprised Flagstaff and Rivet, both 4th order. Social club for London Brick Co, opened in 1938.
2013-03-24 18:36 - TP11352 (Yaxley Church Spire)
Graceful flying-buttressed spire. Weather cock. TL08/INT33 comprises Spire and Old Trig, both 3rd order.
2013-03-24 18:30 - TP11346 (Stilton Church Tower)
Station TL08/T41 comprises Centre and Rivet, both 3rd order. No Centre marker visible from below. No attempt to access rivet.
2013-03-24 18:19 - TP11343 (Orton Waterville Church Tower)
Station TL08/T34 comprises Centre, Flagstaff and Bolt, all 3rd order. No attempt to access bolt.
2013-03-24 17:59 - TP11339 (Ufford Church Tower)
Station TF22/21 comprises Centre (3rd order) and Rivet (2nd order). Centre has a low conical roof topped with a flagstaff.
2013-03-24 17:43 - TP11336 (Paston Church Spire)
Fairly ornate weather vane topped with a small cross.
2013-03-24 17:33 - TP11333 (Peterborough All Saints Church Tower)
Station TF22/T38 comprises Flagstaff and Rivet. No attempt to access the rivet.
2013-03-24 17:24 - TP11331 (Baker Perkins Flagstaff)
Gone. Former Westwood Works. Lighting column opposite LIDL entrance is close to the GR. No building nor flagstaff. Works closed in the 1980s: some history and photos here http://www.westwoodworks.net/
2013-03-24 12:20 - TP11328 (Castor Church Spire)
Spire placed centrally, standard issue weather cock. Computed 01/06/1954.
2013-03-24 12:09 - TP7175 (Castor)
Out for a snowy run, included Castor church and Longthorpe Tower
Spring (!) view chilly for late March
2013-03-17 17:44 - TP10584 (Chesterfield Church Spire)
2013-03-17 17:19 - TP7681 (Owler Bar)
My GPS today favoured the (N) verge, 10m E of gate. Prodding found a few stones, nothing worth digging for. Much prefer Barbrook.
Verge between the 2 cars so my GPSr reckoned - not that I found it
2013-03-17 17:05 - TP0195 (Barbrook)
N verge, 2m back from road edge, 8m from SE gate post but pretty much exactly at SE end of layby. Obvious depression, slight covering of grass
2013-03-17 14:26 - TP10308 (Hope Church Spire)
2013-03-17 07:00 - TP6439 (Thievesdale)
PAULFF (note to admin "ITS NOT DESTROYED!!! I found it delivering to the workshop on the farm, its side of the gate.") didn't say which farm but as Carlton Forest Farm is same parish as pillar location I tried there, but nothing visible from road/footway although it's a big place with a workshop. Subsequently phoned farmer Baddiley using tel no posted on gate. He said there used to be a pillar there but said Wayne Green now farms that land. Also suggested speaking to Osberton estate, 01909 472206. Bilby Farm to NE could be the place but I didn't get time to call back there. PAULFF - more details would be appreciated - farm? grid ref? Changing to Moved to encourage others to search, but without a more specific log it will in time likely revert to Possibly Missing...
2013-03-16 17:55 - TP8618 (Skillington)
Should be W verge just S of electricity pole stay. In 30mins prodding I found a largeish chunk of concrete, fairly broken up and not very block-like. Road looks to have been raised and it may be that the SB is buried if still present. A sketch would be handy if there is one.
2013-03-16 17:16 - TP7976 (Buckminster Water Tower)
Presumably on the roof. Fancy piece of brickwork; tower is part of farm building complex. One of several local roof bolt Primaries. Didn't attempt to gain access to roof.
2013-03-16 17:04 - TP8616 (Saltby)
Should be W verge of concrete road. GPS was wandering a bit but generally favoured the hedgeline or slightly W of hedge on field side, although road verge would seem more usual. 30mins or so of extensive prodding under hedge and on both sides found nothing but a few pebbles. Vegetation was low, with nettles just starting to make themselves felt, would be difficult in summer. Could be buried. Could do with a sketch if there is one. Nice tranquil location though.
2013-03-16 15:30 - TP7972 (Belvoir Castle)
Presumably on the castle roof: GPS reckoned I was 4m away, but probably 10m below it... No attempt to gain access to roof - arrived just on closing time anyway. One of several local roof bolt Primaries.
2013-03-16 15:09 - TP8617 (Meres Playing Field)
Couldn't see or get to it. Secure sports stadium, either in football field or in Astraturfed area, couldn't get close enough to tell. From SE it can be approached to 14m, wrong side of a tall spiky fence, in front of houses. Someone's tried to tunnel underneath, not a trig bagger presumably... Forgot to get location photo.
2013-03-10 09:03 - TP7750 (Shrewsbury)
ted's route, gap in cypress hedge. If outer gates were open, from inner gate it would be straight ahead, on front left corner of office building.
Yep it's a Leica Viewed thru STW fence
2013-03-10 06:58 - TP8531 (Haughmond Castle)
Obvious block with "bench mark" arrows. Bolt has lost its head and is bent. Nice viewpoint. Later clarification: apparently Brass Rod rather than bolt - as ted says.
2013-03-09 18:33 - TP0181 (Llynclys)
1.4m from (toppled) fence at back of east verge as per OS sketch, easy find as almost uncovered, at dusk. 5m N of last trunk in gappy hedge.
2013-03-09 18:22 - TP0606 (Oswestry FBM Aux 1)
S verge at E end of layby, 3 ft E of lump of concrete, 3 ft into grass. Partially covered by piece of wood. OS measurement 7.46m W of road sign still works.
2013-03-09 09:00 - TP8525 (Bwlchcoch)
No luck, GPS was wandering a bit but mostly favoured a spot about 5m S of highest point. Probed extensively to about 6" depth, found a fair few stones but no block. Nice viewpoint, with Gau-craig in and out of brooding cloud. Trigging on an island must like this area - I meet him later this morning.
2013-03-09 07:53 - TP7720 (Llangadfan)
On N verge, 3m from kerb, 6.75m from traffic sign as per OS sketch but sign on opposite side of road may have been moved as I made that dim 15m not 12. Buried 5" down, large bolt on large block, not v rivet like. Took a while to find, luckily 3G reception here as sketch and photo essential for first find. Left loosely covered with blue board in line with it - should be easy to find, unless the board gets moved...
2013-03-04 16:37 - TP9001 (Cambuskenneth Abbey Tower Pinnacle)
2013-03-04 16:24 - TP0578 (Stirling FBM Aux 1)
E side of road, 2 ft E of fence, 3m S of S gatepost, 1.5ft S of fence post, buried about 3"down. Took a fair bit of prodding, false stones, looking at photos and more prodding, before I finally scored.
2013-03-04 16:03 - TP8571 (Wallace Monument Stirling)
2013-03-04 15:33 - TP0041 (Row)
N verge, 5ft back from road edge, in line with E edge of steps of covered resr opposite. Thin covering of grass, quickly found
Location In line with E edge of steps
2013-03-03 10:05 - TP6189 (Stob Na Cruaiche)
From Rannoch Station, forest track to SW end of forest then slog up thru heather. Walk back along tops much nicer - with bogs semi frozen.
2013-03-02 18:45 - TP0568 (Tummel Bridge FBM Aux 1)
Order has now been restored. Easy find even in the dark. S verge, 8 metres west of new DAV marker post. Middle of verge, 4ft back from edge of road, 1ft R(W) of yellow tape (what's left of it) on fence. Light covering of grass and dead verge. ** Next visitor please bring more yellow tape :-)
2013-03-02 12:45 - TP2183 (Ciochan A' Chop)
From NE, followed mines track (NB, parking here discouraged). Continued E to revisit Farragon Hill; took in 7 Graham Tops and a few minor summits; back along road from Tomphubil in the gloaming. The rather odd trig name is misappropriated from the lower top just to the north of Meall Tairneachan which is the hill the trig stands on.
2013-03-02 09:05 - TP1959 (Carn Gorm)
Toppled broken-off Hotine in shelter cairn which needed digging out of frozen snow. Also what appears to be a large chunk of a stone built pillar. Hard to be sure, too much snow lying. OS trig archive mentions an Old Trig (hole in stone) but no mention of an old pillar, http://www.bench-marks.org.uk adds nothing either. From photos it seems pillar is toppled but more or less in original location. RodS comments: OS archive shows the Pillar (destroyed) and Old Trig (Hole in Stone) with exactly the same location, suggesting that the pillar might have been built exactly over the "Old Trig", so that when the pillar toppled, the original mark became visible again.
2013-02-24 17:58 - TP0464 (Ross On Wye North)
Note metal gully cover in N kerb of B road. Looking from road, it's 1m R (uphill) of this gully, 3.5m back from kerb. Had a thin covering of grass but not buried. Look for a tussock of grass, not an excavation.
2013-02-24 14:35 - TP9784 (Madley Church Tower Vane)
Weather cock Note very similar design of vane at Staunton, Preston and Madley
2013-02-23 21:32 - TP0230 (Sutton Marsh)
At night. SW side of road. Just in front of the footpath sign, easily found, just a few grass stems, easily cleared. A pleasure, Stevie Boy :-)
2013-02-23 21:03 - TP9783 (Belmont Abbey Tower Flagstaff)
Flagstaff visible at night - just. Fine building
2013-02-23 18:11 - TP9786 (Preston-On-Wye Church Tower Vane)
Weather cock A bit dusky but clearly same design of vane at Staunton, Preston and Madley
2013-02-23 17:53 - TP9785 (Staunton-On-Wye Church Vane)
Weather cock Note same design of vane at Staunton, Preston and Madley
2013-02-23 17:30 - TP0227 (Bollingham)
NE verge, 6m NW (uphill) from road sign, 4.5m back from road edge, 4 inches down. Left lightly covered, grass on top of a green bag. Took a while to find as no recent visits, and no signal to check photos or OS sketch.
2013-02-23 10:45 - TP7751 (Shobdon)
At Shobdon airfield: station viewed from 150m away. On low tower with weather station.
2013-02-23 07:42 - TP0234 (Knightwick)
Footpath finger post gone, block either buried or gone with it. Bad start to the day, cold fingered and empty handed. Then I remember I still have ice axe in car from last weekend. Go to TUK and pull up sketch, pace it out a few times, shift some debris, prod again, and there it is about a foot down from initial ground level.
2013-02-18 15:20 - TP0071 (Shieldbank)
7m SE of telephone pole, NE verge, 1.5m back from edge of tarmac. Under an inch of slime, hiding behind tussock
2013-02-18 07:25 - TP0042 (Farkhill)
S verge, 2-3ft back from edge of tarmac. Find fence post with stud on top: block is 1 ft to left. 14m west of centre line of farm entrance, 8th fence post west of no parking sign. Buried 4" down, easy find thanks to previous logs and photos.
2013-02-17 18:39 - TP5275 (Padanaram)
Location is 42m into arable field. By moonlight.
2013-02-17 17:29 - TP4174 (Kerryston Bank)
GPS suggested just inside arable field. There's a rough weedy triangular area at S end of field but it doesn't seem to contain a pillar.
2013-02-17 17:08 - TP10113 (Carrot Hill)
Revisited in passing, approached from E, nice walk. Nothing trig-like (other than the obvious trig)
ex location is just R of centre of pic Comparison of co-ords implies 1m due N of current pillar
2013-02-17 16:15 - TP0570 (Arbirlot FBM Aux 1)
N verge, 5ft from road edge. Looking from road it's 6" left of LH fence post. If that goes: 8m E of wall end, 9m W of footpath signpost. Buried about 3" down.
2013-02-17 15:46 - TP8999 (Arbroath Water Tower Pinnacle)
Pensioned-off water tower dating from 1885 - see plaque
2013-02-17 15:33 - TP0050 (Auchmithie)
NE quadrant of junction, on verge 2m back from road edge at junction
2013-02-17 13:33 - TP9766 (Montrose Lighthouse)
2013-02-17 13:23 - TP9359 (North Links School Cupola)
Newish apartment block, no school, no cupola
2013-02-17 13:14 - TP2892 (Dun Hill)
Checked nearby field edges, also looked in ?quarry as an obvious place for it to be dumped, but didn't search very hard. OS trig archive says Dest 10/87. Could ask at the farm...
2013-02-17 12:44 - TP2389 (Cookston)
Location is middle of west bound carriageway of A94
View north across w-bound cway that road patch could almost be where it was ;-)
2013-02-17 12:31 - TP9598 (St Columbas Church Spire)
2013-02-17 12:13 - TP1571 (Brae Of Pert)
Trigless stubble field
2013-02-17 11:34 - TP2388 (Conveth)
Stopped in passing for a look at the ex location - and to subsequently delete my duplicate Laurencekirk log from this page - oops. Would have been at W edge of old road.
2013-02-16 13:17 - TP0495 (Glenshee)
About 15m W of road, 1m S of fence. Almost buried by snow but clear of log pile - which is much diminished.
2013-02-16 11:58 - TP8917 (Privys Prap Monument)
Seems the Lord Privy Seal was a keen astronomer, the obelisk being used to align his telescope which was situated due N. Prap apparently being a common C18th term for phallus! From N, followed stubble field-edge.
2013-02-16 08:13 - TP8024 (Murrayshall Hill)
Co-ords suggest near base of obelisk about 3m to NNE. Prodding produced a few buried stones but no SB.
2013-02-16 07:46 - TP8023 (Lynedoch Obelisk)
From NE. Looks like it's lost its needle tip. No luck with the surface block.
2013-02-16 07:17 - TP9354 (Perth Academy Cupola)
2013-02-10 15:44 - TP0410 (Seething)
Back of N verge directly in front of fence post just W of passing place. At ground level and easily found thanks to previous logs and photos.
2013-02-10 14:49 - TP7887 (The Denes)
Could this taped rivet in the kerb be the rivet? Presumably not - Southwold Harbour being C2 implies that this C1 has been destroyed - and they both have the same co-ordinates. The OS sketch linked from The Denes page has the number for the Southwold Harbour "Bolt" on it...; the photo also looks like the Surface Block position. The Southwold Harbour page itself has no sketch or photo link. This could mean that the old sketch has been linked to the new SB - fair enough if the location is the same.
2013-02-10 14:42 - TP0472 (Southwold Harbour)
1.5m W of ashteroth's marker bolt, 2m back from kerb, in middle of stony path, about 2 inches down. Worked out location from Pharisee's location photo then the screwdriver struck concrete (the path is surprisingly soft otherwise).
Partially uncovered, in middle of path Note position of damaged kerbs to L and tape-marked bolt/rivet in kerbline approx in line to ticket machine
2013-02-10 14:17 - TP9888 (Southwold Lighthouse)
2013-02-10 14:16 - TP7997 (Southwold Church Tower)
Distinctive boat weather vane, no idea about bolt
2013-02-10 13:52 - TP10802 (Covehithe Church Tower Centre)
2013-02-10 12:58 - TP0659 (Whitton Green South FBM Aux 1)
Found the buried concrete... As at log date there is no sketch or photo linked to OS Passive page
2013-02-10 12:56 - TP7246 (Whitton Green North)
In hedge about 2m from S end. I guess the locals are used to folks peering into this hedge...
2013-02-10 12:55 - TP7248 (Whitton Green South)
Easily visible from road, 2m from road, by pond, topped by a small ornamental dog
2013-02-10 12:38 - TP9940 (Oulton Broad Church Belfry (St Marks))
2013-02-10 12:22 - TP0413 (Corton)
11m west from footpath sign, on N verge 1m from road edge. Was partially visible.
2013-02-10 12:05 - TP7823 (Gorleston)
Mushroom dome on roof, close to road.
2013-02-10 11:44 - TP8599 (Nelsons Monument)
2013-02-10 11:09 - TP0378 (Mill Farm)
17m N of fence junction, on highway verge 1m W from fence. Buried about 3 inches down. I partially exposed it to find the Bolt. Red substance still in evidence.
Location marked by trowel in foreground L of centre Looking south
2013-02-10 10:04 - TP9652 (Coltishall Church Tower Flagstaff)
2013-02-10 09:56 - TP9651 (Belaugh Church Tower (St Peters) Centre)
Flagpole topped with weather cock
2013-02-10 09:33 - TP9653 (Salhouse Church Tower (All Saints) Centre)
Nothing to sight to except the tower itself. Has a small ?comms installation at one corner nowadays
2013-02-10 09:22 - TP0377 (Salhouse)
Base of hedge N side of road, 16m E from E end of long layby. Obvious in winter, easily found thanks to previous logs and pics. My guess was that the Bolt used to have the usual domed head, which has been lost. Thereagain I came across one or two more today similar so maybe a local variant, this being Norfolk ;-)
2013-02-10 08:59 - TP9351 (Compass Tower Mast)
Compass Tower, residential tower block is still there, but tall comms mast is now atop Ashbourne Tower, two blocks to the west. Strictly the trig (or the IS, anyway) is gone.
2013-02-10 08:41 - TP9283 (Britannia Barracks Dome)
2013-02-10 08:38 - TP9236 (Norwich Cathedral Spire)
Weather cock I love the eye socket!
2013-02-10 08:25 - TP9237 (Norwich Castle Flagstaff)
2013-02-10 08:17 - TP9282 (City Hall Vane)
Doesn't seem to be a weather vane as such, if that's what's meant. Fine structure.
2013-02-10 08:10 - TP9481 (Holy Trinity Church Spire)
2013-02-10 07:43 - TP8836 (Hellesdon Hospital Water Tower Apex)
Water tower Jackdaw up there today
2013-02-10 07:04 - TP9149 (Mattishall Church Tower Belfry)
2013-02-09 17:08 - TP0465 (Denton South)
4m east from edge of field access, 2.5m from back of footway. Easily found in short grass. Was partly exposed and I left it that way, having exposed it to find the bolt.
2013-02-09 10:32 - TP0262 (Whaddon Road)
N verge, was 6 inches down. Prodding the grass verge with a long screwdriver while the snow pelted down - perfectly normal behaviour :-) Convenient parking in gateway just to the SE.
SB-ing in the snow Spade marks the spot
2013-02-09 10:13 - TP7760 (Milton Keynes)
2 mushrooms on roof, Roebuck Road side
2013-02-09 09:50 - TP0624 (Great Linford FBM Aux 1)
Now very different to previous photos. There's now a footway S side of the road and a foot-high weed-covered bank behind it. My GPS put the Berntsen approx at base of this new bank but it could be under it or gone. Half hearted prodding on a cold drizzly morning failed to find it although vegetation OK at this time of year. Chap in pet shop doesn't like folk parking but there are options nearby. I drove round to Parklands to warm up, having been to the FBM years ago, although it would have been quicker to walk.
2013-02-09 09:47 - TP0263 (Parklands)
21m east of lamp post, 9m north of kerb, approx at summit of grassy mound. Very easy. KiwiGary must have long legs...
2013-02-09 09:00 - TP7910 (Bridge 839 (M1))
Yes MCLs description spot on. In one of several water-filled depressions this drizzly Saturday. Easy parking and access via short footpath from east. Strictly a Brass Rod rather than a bolt, it seems.
Looking south Bolt in depression immediately in front of GPS
2013-02-09 08:31 - TP9994 (Bedford School Pinnacle)
Viewed from cul-de-sac to east. Gates open Sat a.m. with pupils walking in but I was happy to view from the street, although if you walk far enough into the grounds you might get a better or at least a different view.
2013-02-09 07:51 - TP9632 (NAE Tower)
Fascinating! Could be an access issue here as there is security on the gate to this industrial estate, although earlyish Sat a.m. the gates were open and the front office empty so I just drove in. Can doubtless see the tower from further off if needed.
2013-02-03 17:00 - TP9372 (Baghdad Lines Cupola)
Viewed from roundabout to NE. Unusual shape for a cupola
2013-02-03 16:47 - TP7385 (Richmond)
On Coalsgarth service reservoir
2013-02-03 16:41 - TP10341 (Richmond Castle Flagstaff)
2013-02-03 16:09 - TP0122 (Eryholme)
N verge 2.5m back from edge of tarmac, 17m W of centreline of gateway, easily found with verge mown and block already uncovered. Excellent service as ever, Mick I'll let you know :-)
2013-02-03 15:49 - TP9004 (Trinity Church Pinnacle Darlington)
2013-02-03 14:23 - TP10273 (Heighington Church Tower)
2013-02-03 14:15 - TP9567 (Sugar Hill Tower Conductor)
2013-02-03 14:11 - TP9005 (Latter Day Church Column Pinnacle)
2013-02-03 13:45 - TP2159 (Chilton Grange)
Position is 5m E of east edge of road according to my GPS
2013-02-03 13:32 - TP0124 (Garmondsway)
Still uncovered, very obvious. Happened to be driving past and the satnav demanded I stop :-)
2013-02-03 12:36 - TP3020 (Eden Hall)
No 107 is 2nd house back... ... not the bird table but the next garden back
2013-02-03 11:31 - TP9851 (Seaham Lighthouse)
Amazing what you can get at Asda these days
2013-02-03 11:06 - TP6735 (Warden Law)
Short walk in from E. Surfaced track was busy, but informal area at trig co-ordinates wasn't so I descended one of the paths to visit the exact spot (in terms of x and y but not z), not that I expected to find anything triglike. GPS elevation approx 170m; OS trig archive has 194m suggesting there's over 20 m metres depth gone.
Ex trig location from above, looking E location is immediately W of old cable drum, just L of centre of pic
2013-02-03 10:41 - TP9111 (East Rainton Church Belfry)
2013-02-03 10:02 - TP4585 (Lumley West Pit)
Easy albeit uninspiring track from north then across ploughed field
2013-02-03 09:21 - TP0121 (Wheatley Hill)
W verge 14m south of bench, at back edge of mown part of grass verge. Thin covering of grass
2013-02-03 09:00 - TP9735 (Burnhope TV Mast)
apparently it has a flush bracket (10939) on its base too www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm21227
2013-02-03 08:03 - TP2778 (Diggins)
GPS: location is not roadside but approx 20m S of road, in rough pasture, E side of fence. Trevor Littlewood has subsequently consulted his OS 1 inch 7th series sheet 85 which has the pillar symbol marked and it is south of the road.
2013-02-02 08:55 - TP7097 (Yearsley)
2013-02-02 08:54 - TP7496 (Yearsley)
I too was confused by the GR - should now be correct I hope...
2013-01-27 14:30 - TP10512 (Bowscale Fell)
Ground frozen and shelter cairn filled with snow and ice, so not the best day to search. Fine Bowscale circuit from Mungrisdale village although so windy it was hard to stand up at times.
2013-01-21 12:57 - TP3976 (Hollywood Twr Estate)
This popped up on the satnav as I was making the turn into Bristol. Indicated as being a few metres into what is now the roundabout, obviously lost to road constrction.
2013-01-20 15:00 - TP0160 (Gilling East)
On N verge. As there was snow on the ground I didn't rate my chances but as I was in the area I thought I'd give it a try, and amazingly it was exposed to view.
2013-01-20 14:49 - TP0160 (Gilling East)
2012-12-16 15:16 - TP9039 (Oxton Church Tower SE Pinnacle)
... the SE pinnacle being the bigger of the four
2012-12-16 13:42 - TP9118 (Frankby Church Belfry)
Bellfry not bell free ... couldn't quite read the inscription
2012-12-16 13:17 - TP9862 (Hoylake Lighthouse)
2012-12-16 12:44 - TP10343 (Moreton Church Spire)
2012-12-16 12:29 - TP9863 (Leasowe Lighthouse)
2012-12-16 12:21 - TP10348 (St Nicholas Church Tower Flagstaff)
2012-12-16 11:55 - TP9253 (Birkenhead Town Hall Dome)
2012-12-16 11:03 - TP10344 (Seacombe Church Spire)
Presumably damaged currently as they're (still) repairing it: most of spire including apex not visible
2012-12-16 10:51 - TP9252 (Wallasey Town Hall Dome)
The Dome ... not actually a dome
2012-12-16 10:43 - TP10345 (Egremont Presb Church Tower Flagstaff)
Building no flagstaff, strictly Destroyed it's true but logged as Remains as there's still a building to look at.
2012-12-15 14:29 - TP0146 (Widdop)
visited with Trigging on an island, who fortunately had done his homework and knew it had moved. c 15m N of where it should be, NW of track, NE of road
2012-12-15 11:02 - TP5906 (Shadsworth Road)
GPS put pillar site near W corner of building, immediately R of a green door.
ex pillar site Immediately R of green door
2012-12-09 13:34 - TP5557 (Queen Manor Farm)
N slope at NW corner of covered resr, presumably lost to alterations. Not mentioned in OS trig archive, so will have been gone a few decades. From north, combined with nearby Cockey Down summit.
2012-12-09 11:55 - TP3043 (Ell Barrow)
Like tom said. Sunday a.m., no red flags. Road holey but OK even during a wet winter. On tumulus. Pillar base with all 4 reinforcing bars but bolt appears to have gone - as does the main part of the pillar. Slightly nervy walk as the grass is deep. I imagine if the shells etc didn't explode on impact they're unlikely to react to an unsuspecting foot, but am no expert and wasn't taking any chances.
2012-12-09 10:46 - TP2547 (Cratt Hill)
Checked the scrub to the S as an obvious place it might have been dumped. Couldn't spot it but it's fairly dense. Also cast a triggers eye over the farmyard on the way back. OS trig archive states Dest but gives no date, so it's probably been gone pre 1990s
2012-12-09 08:20 - TP7433 (Warminster )
Like Tom said. On back roof, visible from Weymouth St
2012-12-08 14:10 - TP10334 (Faringdon Folly Centre)
2012-12-02 12:51 - TP7421 (Zeneca, Verdley House)
This was a surprise - didn't know it was here. Happened to spot it on the android app while in the area. Front building now occupied by Aspinal. On a Sunday the barrier was down and the car park occupied. I walked along the overgrown track along the W side then in the side gate, walked downhill, ENE; the pillar is L (N) side of main access road, overlooked by the big (empty) building. Built without FB. Concrete inscribed with "1960". No top cap - appears to have been infilled with concrete although was covered with ice.
2012-12-02 11:35 - TP0319 (Milland)
Facing the little kiosk, it's at front right-hand corner of concrete. Was driving past when the Satnav went into alarm - would have been rude not to stop and look.
2012-11-18 10:51 - TP5317 (Parsley Hay Farm)
2012-11-18 10:30 - TP4525 (Long Rake)
2012-11-17 15:44 - TP10237 (Kelby Church Spire)
Interesting to have Aswardby, Aunsby and Kelby Intersected Stations quite close together. I loved the fishy weathervane!
2012-11-17 15:23 - TP0650 (Navenby FBM Aux 1)
Took a few minutes to find so for those equally bad at finding these things:- on S verge, 2.5m back from road edge. On higher part of old stone wall see two large faded orange lids stuck horizontally into wall. Berntsen is about 1ft R of a direct line to these lids, under deep grass but otherwise unburied.
2012-11-17 14:58 - TP10244 (Welbourn Church Spire)
2012-11-17 14:20 - TP10338 (Marston Church Spire)
2012-11-17 13:55 - TP6255 (Summerfields Hill)
No change since my 1993 visit. Revisited in conjunction with the nearby summit (400m SSE is 3m higher with an impressive 36m prominence/reascent!)
2012-11-17 13:10 - TP10212 (Aunsby Church Spire)
Interesting to have Aswardby, Aunsby and Kelby Intersected Stations quite close together.
2012-11-17 12:50 - TP10219 (Aswarby Church Spire)
Interesting to have Aswardby, Aunsby and Kelby Intersected Stations quite close together.
2012-11-11 15:46 - TP10309 (Druim na Dubh Ghlaic)
Mushroom bolt, mortar eroded leaving it exposed, in small outcrop a couple of metres S of highest point. With Farsain Cruises, group charter, 6th and last island of the day. Duncan dropped us on the SW side by Shuna Cottage, we visited the 61m summit then the main summit, meeting the boat again at the main (NE) jetty.
2012-11-03 16:06 - TP0614 (Brecon FBM Aux 1)
Verge just mown but still no luck. Had left GPS at home so a quick wander round only.
2012-11-03 15:57 - TP7829 (Brecon)
Easy spot from road, on roof
2012-11-03 15:56 - TP7157 (Brecon)
Straight to it, having checked logs and photos. SE side of road, by gateway, 1m back from road edge, 1m SW from end of zigzag markings. Active Station easy too but no luck with the berntsen
2012-11-03 12:07 - TP9132 (St Gwynnos Church Belfry)
2012-11-03 11:00 - TP9133 (Tyntetown All Saints Church Belfry)
2012-10-26 12:47 - TP10647 (Faslane)
Hotine but built without FB; non-standard unlettered top cap; pillar cracked just below top, maybe shrinkage, fairly superficial. Within Faslane base, beside a look-out post, set quite high, on a roof (my GPSr recorded 21m although may be a few metres lower). Assumed to be the sister trig to 11177 Loch-na-Brae, installed by the OS for the MoD. Visited by prior arrangement.
Pillar on roof ©peregrinus
2012-10-21 16:45 - TP7512 (Boot)
Bolt was hidden again. I rearranged the cairn a bit. Within a few cm of highest point of outcrop. From Miterdale car park - visited Illgill Head first - lovely circuit.
2012-10-21 15:01 - TP7456 (Illgill Head)
Should be on this knoll My GPSr put the bolt not at the cairn but the grassy knoll 30m due W, near the brink. Couldn't find it though - buried if still present.
2012-10-20 17:25 - TP0101 (Old Strands)
Quick look, no time to go prodding.
2012-10-20 12:40 - TP8069 (Stoneside Hill)
At summit 1m E of highest outcrop, E side of wall
Stoneside Hill from road (didn't have camera on hill)
2012-10-20 07:30 - TP7232 (Ulverston)
S side of road in small level area
2012-10-14 14:34 - TP8829 (Castle Bowls House Apex)
2012-10-14 14:18 - TP9826 (Little Torrington Church Tower Flagstaff)
Strictly destroyed but the church tower is still there
2012-10-14 14:06 - TP9824 (Torrington Church Spire)
2012-10-14 13:50 - TP9825 (High Bickington Church Tower Flagstaff)
2012-10-14 13:00 - TP9548 (South Molton Church Tower Centre)
2012-10-13 14:31 - TP3396 (Gogwell Farm)
Top damaged; no cap or plug. The Unofficial flush bracket Register group bagged our last trig pillar here today. Between the 25 of us we've bagged every OSGB pillar - 6255 between us, including about 100 which are no longer there. The Devon weather produced a celebratory rainbow!
2012-10-06 15:30 - TP9734 (Keswick Church Spire)
2012-10-06 10:15 - TP7428 (Ambleside)
2012-09-30 18:51 - TP9423 (Broadway Chambers Cupola)
2012-09-30 18:22 - TP9150 (Welwyn Garden City Grammar School Belfry)
Stanborough School. Belfry complete with bell and topped with a master-and-pupils weather vane
2012-09-30 17:59 - TP9335 (St Marys Church Cross St Albans)
Modern church with slender spire topped with a cross
2012-09-30 17:15 - TP9422 (Hemel Hempstead Grammar School Cupola)
Tree-obscured view from road
2012-09-30 16:33 - TP9397 (Ashlyn School Cupola)
Ashlyns School according to signboard at entrance
2012-09-30 16:24 - TP5270 (Oxhey Wood Lodge)
Outer security gate open but inner gate closed. Revisit for photo as mine wasn't working when I originally visited in 2008 - but settled for a through-the-gate photo. Condition changed to "Unreachable but visible" as no-one has logged close-up in the last 5 years - maybe gate always kept closed nowadays? There's an intercom but I didn't try it.
2012-09-30 16:09 - TP9336 (St Johns Church Tower Pinner Cross)
Tower covered in scaffolding, but cross on top appears vgc.
2012-09-30 15:58 - TP9337 (St Albans Church Tower North Harrow Cross)
Relatively modern church: the tower does indeed have a cross in top.
2012-09-30 15:33 - TP9984 (Tower West London Shooting Grounds Pole)
Tower looks quite old and presumably original: pole apparently gone. In active firing range. Possible to get in from north side although it would be better if possible, to get a view from S side.
2012-09-30 15:00 - TP9152 (Harmondsworth Church Tower Belfry)
Apparently a single-bell belfry which looks rather like a cupola. Compare with "Welwyn Garden City Grammar School Belfry" visited same day, which is similar.
2012-09-09 16:33 - TP9220 (Norit Works Chimney)
2012-09-09 16:26 - TP9216 (Rutherglen Town Hall Flagstaff)
Quite a striking building
2012-09-09 16:05 - TP9463 (Queens Park Church Spire)
2012-09-09 14:56 - TP9462 (St Andrews Church Spire)
2012-09-09 13:58 - TP9352 (University Spire)
Fine building. Parked on street Sunday pm and strolled in - plenty folk around. Fine building.
2012-09-09 13:01 - TP1491 (Blawart Hill)
GPS toom me to grass bank above the old railway line which is now a walk/cycle way. Interesting to read Clochandighter's land use history. As has been noted, iainmac's highrise has gone, replaced by a small hill, some way from the trig site.
2012-09-09 11:19 - TP0576 (Milngavie FBM Aux 1)
Road side of hedge. Paced out using Agentmancuso's directions, covered by long grass but found easily. 1.25m back from road edge
2012-09-09 11:15 - TP7165 (Milngavie)
Oddly Gps put this W side of road... Think I've been here before when visited pillar
2012-09-09 09:30 - TP8298 (Bardowie)
Just inside arable field, c. 2m S of SE gatepost,covered in long grass. Size supports the view that it's the old pillar base; if so it's been very neatly converted. Large square lump in hedge could be remains of pillar but probably not as seems too irregular - may be just a boulder. Approached from NW, layby, crossed cattle pasture.
2012-09-09 09:30 - TP1024 (Bardowie)
Just inside arable field, c. 2m S of SE gatepost,covered in long grass. Size supports the view that it's the old pillar base; if so it's been very neatly converted. Large square lump in hedge could be remains of pillar but probably not as seems too irregular - may be just a boulder. Approached from NW, layby, crossed cattle pasture. See also Bardowie SB log
Trig remains? Probably not In hedge next to ex-base Block
2012-09-09 09:30 - TP1024 (Bardowie)
2012-09-08 14:22 - TP2805 (Dollar Law)
2 top corners damaged, no cap or plug. From SE, Meggett viewing area, came up the boggy ridge path then discovering a wide stone road not on my map I strolled down that way then a short way back along the road. Clouds around some tops but Dollar was clear.
2012-09-02 19:25 - TP4358 (Langton Wold)
vgc (some minor chipping to bottom corner sustained during its relocation), metal cap, deep letters. Thanks to Brian and Sally for their hospitality. Brian explained that in the case of this and other tertiaries, in the early 1990s, the farmers were given the choice of taking responsibility for them, or having them removed at the OS expense. In this case the farmer opted to have it removed although it didn't seem to be in the way of anything.
2012-09-02 17:36 - TP9902 (Sewerby Windmill Apex)
Apex gone (hence no trig, hence logged as Remains only): rest of building intact. Just inside entrance to caravan park.
2012-09-02 17:18 - TP8730 (School Plantation)
WTP's directions spot on (I parked in estate S of dual c/way). My GPS put SB E side of path, 2-3m inside fence. 10 minutes probing in mainly soft soil failed to score, although a flat piece of buried concrete caused brief excitement. The "concrete" in WTP's photo is actually a tree stump.
2012-09-02 16:29 - TP8834 (Carnaby Temple Apex)
Being picky, I'd say that the Station (Apex) is in good condition, although the supporting structure is a bit tatty. From north, nice amble but rather scruffy farmy location. I like the way the grain silo roof mimics that of the folly.
2012-09-02 14:35 - TP7484 (Catfoss South)
As ted says. 5m into arable field, currently empty seedbed.
2012-09-02 14:13 - TP7847 (Catfoss North)
As ted says. Drive-up. 5m into arable field (seedbed currently)
2012-09-02 13:35 - TP4907 (Moor Hill)
Cliff has receded about 40m beyond where trig used to be. 2 big hunks of reinforced concrete on beach nearby, probably not trig related. One chunk of concrete 50m south with a few pieces of brick incorporated struck me as trig like but who knows. If not taken away by the OS I guess the pillar will have been broken up and dispersed by years of wave activity. Walked from S along clifftop, found an easy descent point, then walked back along beach (well used path back up to caravans). Visit was more or less at low tide (very low - spring tide - full moon).
2012-09-02 12:53 - TP10010 (Hornsea Green Dome)
Newish bungalows, no trace of any previous building.
Ex trig site ... now occupied by bungalow in centre pic
2012-09-02 12:00 - TP5636 (Renish)
Drove up to the farm in the hope of finding someone to ask. A few vehicles but a quick look around failed to find human nor dumped trig although it could be lying around.
2012-09-02 11:52 - TP9027 (Withernsea Lighthouse)
Now a cafe. Passed it a few times before - always seems odd to see this lighthouse on a town street.
2012-09-02 11:30 - TP5453 (Piper Hill)
Slightly scored by farm machinery.
2012-09-02 11:30 - TP10090 (Piper Hill)
Token revisit. A few chunks of concrete beside the replacement pillar but doubt they relate to the old pillar. Had a look round the nearby copse and hedgerows but as expected, found nothing.
(dont get excited - this is the new pillar!) Concrete chunks probably not trig related; nothing found in copse (background) either
2012-09-02 10:52 - TP9179 (Patrington Church Spire )
2012-09-02 09:26 - TP9884 (Killingholme Red Lighthouse)
Think I saw it from Paull Holme (New). Needs a proper look sometime...
2012-09-02 09:21 - TP5328 (Paull Holme (New))
Token visit to old pillar site - it would have been rude not to visit this one while here :-) View across the Humber appears to include the Intersected Station, Killingholme Red Lighthouse
Killingholme Red Lighthouse The red thing far L, I take it
2012-09-02 09:19 - TP10044 (Paull Holme)
Old bunker at summit 60m W of replacement pillar: did bunker replace the old pillar? Probably not as the Royal Observers Corps bunkers seem to be 1950s to 1960s i.e. after than the old pillar's demise: "subsequently reported destroyed 23/11/1947; replaced by new pillar nearby known as Paull Holme (New) [TA12/T44] with FB S5005, slightly to E of old pillar" Good view across Humber.
2012-09-02 09:09 - TP9628 (Paull Church Tower)
2012-09-02 08:31 - TP9901 (Barton Windmill Apex)
Millbrook Way, housing, no windmill.
2012-09-01 18:02 - TP8798 (Upwood Road)
2012-09-01 17:30 - TP8798 (Upwood Road)
GPS led to E verge near tree. A few softish spots which I stuck the spade in but mostly the ground a bit too hard to probe. Road quite busy, but drive 50m north and there's verge parking before field gate.
2012-09-01 16:48 - TP9905 (Great Gidding Windmill Apex*)
Windmill still there, forming part of a house (currently for sale). But flat roof, no apex, strictly no trig, hence logged as Remains.
2012-09-01 16:48 - TP7556 (Top Farm)
Spent an hour trampling a few m2 of nettles and shoving the spade in to the full depth of its blade. No luck. If it's there it's well buried, or I wasn't in quite the right place.
Nettle clearance! It should be in there somewhere
2012-09-01 16:28 - TP8796 (Top Farm)
see Top Farm trig pillar
2012-09-01 14:30 - TP0369 (Decoy Farm)
2nd time lucky. Took sketch, paced out dimensioned then sharpened up the location with 3m tape - good enough to find it pretty quickly in a spot with obviously soft soil, in a patch of reeds. Pretty much where I looked before: guess the spade helped. Quite a small bolt. One of the 4 measuring points seems missing but the road sign and bridge edge still work. Just about 3m from edge of nearest tarmac. Covered it with reeds not soil, hopefully OK to find next time
2012-09-01 08:47 - TP5774 (Rushett Common)
Not been there (yet) but by way of clarification, OS trig archive says: "Dest 01/61. Replaced by block 11/61" ... with same name, reference and co-ords
2012-08-27 13:45 - TP5883 (Sgor Dubh)
Vanessa, spider exposed, no cap or plug. SE approach from Linn of Dee car park, in wind and rain. Serious heather bashing to the ridge then nice ridge walk, good test for the waterproofs.
2012-08-27 09:39 - TP4927 (Morven)
Someone's had a go at removing the FB, with no success. No cap or plug. Fair bit of graffiti. In circular shelter cairn. In cloud, cold wind. Path from S, diverting W for the HuMP on the way out and E for the SubHuMP on the way back. Convenient parking in layby by the church ruins.
2012-08-26 16:15 - TP2683 (Culvain)
Top a bit damaged with spider ends exposed, Vanessa, no cap or plug. Lovely graceful catenary ridge. From Fassfern, along ridge to Druim Fada trig, Graham-top-bagged my way N across 2 valleys then back via Gulvain and Aodainn Chleirig. Hadn't bothered to check the total ascent beforehand - 2500m - took a while...
2012-08-26 10:58 - TP2842 (Druim Fada)
Fairly minor spalling to one edge. No cap or plug. From Fassfern, along ridge to trig, Graham-top-bagged my way N across 2 valleys then back via Gulvain and Aodainn Chleirig. Hadn't bothered to check the total ascent beforehand - 2500m - took a while...
2012-08-25 13:35 - TP5244 (Orval (Rhum))
vgc, no cap or plug, Vanessa. Day trip c/o CalMac: Mullach Mor and a few minor summits, Orval, down its long S ridge then back via a couple of Barkeval outliers.
2012-08-25 10:03 - TP4980 (Mullach Mor (Rhum))
vgc, Vanessa, metal cap, deep letters. Made heavy weather of the ascent on my 1st visit: this time I continued to the 2nd burn then straight up - worked well. Mid a.m. nice views of the Black and Rum Cuillin although Skye clouded over later. Last-minute decision to visit, turned out to be one of the few bits of the UK with decent weather this bank holiday Sat. Continued via a few summits to Orval then back via a few more for the evening boat.
2012-08-19 15:00 - TP1606 (Breakspear College)
Called in for a photo. Bit of a furtive one as a couple of folk where sunning themselves in deck chairs near where the pillar would have been. For the record, OS trig archive says Dest 11/85
Ex Trig location would have been near the corner, L of the tree trunk
2012-07-19 12:07 - TP0932 (Auchtertyre Hill)
vgc, cylindrical pillar, no cap or plug. Fine viewpoint once reached! Tough tussocky trog from ENE but note there's a mostly good waymarked path from c. 853293 to the Maol Mor / Beag saddle which I followed down having visited the 2 little peaks after the trig
2012-07-16 15:02 - TP7958 (Beinn Bheag)
Hydro plate with the usual markings but as with the nearby Calvey Island, the date and "HMS" name haven't been filled in. In concrete at edge of rock outcrop with marker cairn just above. Took a while to find as I didn't have the exact GR and it's down-slope. Good view of Loch Boisdale. From W, North Glendale: track then ascending tussocky traverse. Then went on to Beinn Bheag summit.
2012-07-16 11:25 - TP10180 (Stuley Island)
OS trig archive has Buried Block at NF 83088 82333 (also an Old Trig). At grassy summit is a piece of angle iron stuck in the ground with some kind of entry formed by a couple of stones, but feeling around inside all I could find was loose soil approx 0.5m down with nothing concrete or bolt-like. Lacked the equipment or appetite for significant excavation. Not a bad wee island, listed in Haswell-Smith's book hence the visit. Half-day charter of a local boat out of Lochboisdale, for Eileanan Iasgaich, Calvay and Stuley.
2012-07-16 10:44 - TP7959 (Calvay Island)
Hydro plate with the usual markings but as with the nearby Beinn Bheag, the date and "HMS" name haven't been filled in. On flat outcrop within a few m of highest point of island. Half-day charter of a local boat out of Lochboisdale, for Eileanan Iasgaich, Calvay and Stuley. Landed on castle islet (interesting ruins), visited the (ex) lighthouse (now replaced by some modern gizmo).
2012-07-16 10:40 - TP9687 (Calvay Island Lighthouse)
Lighthouse itself is dead - empty base with a large fallen pillar (possibly the lighthouse structure but lying some way downhill) replaced by some modern gizmo nearby
2012-07-15 15:34 - TP3272 (Fuday)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. SSSI with interesting plants including thyme broomrape, pyramidal orchid and meadow-rue. Hard going as has been mentioned. From E, landed just N of beach - on which a family party were already at play. Nine of us chartered Barra-based Donald Macleod's boat Boy James for a day visiting 8 islands in the Sound of Barra including the 3 trig pillars.
2012-07-15 12:32 - TP4977 (Mullach A'Charnain (Gighay Island))
vgc, metal cap, wide raised worn-looking lettering. Nine of us chartered Barra-based Donald Macleod's boat Boy James for a day visiting 8 islands in the Sound of Barra including the 3 trig pillars. Landed to SSE on weedy rock.
2012-07-15 11:02 - TP3273 (Fuiay)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised worn-looking lettering. Rocky landing ENE just N of inlet. Nine of us chartered Barra-based Donald Macleod's boat Boy James for a day visiting 8 islands in the Sound of Barra including the 3 trig pillars.
2012-07-14 09:46 - TP2888 (Dun Caan)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Gem of a hill. Path from NW, down via the 393m top to NW.
2012-07-12 11:59 - TP3978 (Holme House Farm)
Non visit note: according to a local, the council hope to move the trig to the local Stockton on Tees museum, approx NZ 4298 1480.
2012-07-01 15:35 - TP0605 (Wrexham FBM Aux 1)
Evidently buried again. Was looking for a way up the nearby summit, but seeing 3 trig symbols on the GPS (I'd already been to the FBM) I thought I'd have a look. Got the rivet OK but no sign of this; lacked the motivation to get the trowel out of the car - well it's only a bertnsen :-)
2012-07-01 15:30 - TP0180 (Gwynfryn)
Rivet in small rocky outcrop W side of road: wasn't sure what to look for but prodding the grass with a toe turned it up in a minute or two. No luck with the Berntsen though.
2012-07-01 05:30 - TP7318 (Glyder Fach Ferrule)
Supporting a friend's Paddy Buckley Round attempt (47 peaks in 24 hours) hence the unsocial hours! Nasty cold wet windy morning making this crazy rockpile quite treacherous. Trig on flat rock slab between the two highest rocks, GPS took me straight to it - luckily given our rather hurried visit.
2012-06-10 16:45 - TP2328 (Coinein)
No change. Revisited with a group, on a seafari RIB charter including Nave Island, Beinn Oronsay, and the west Jura curry stool and Bolt. We also visited the other two Small Isles - Pladda and Gabhar.
2012-06-10 15:27 - TP8061 (Rubha Barr)
Obvious location on a raised mound with a low turf "wall". However the bolt itself is buried under turf and a small flat rock slab hence easily missed - take something to dig with. Photos by Bob Kerr - my camera out of action. Seafari RIB charter including Nave Island, the west Jura curry stool, and Coinein. We landed 0.5km to the N, where a "stac" of detached volcanic dyke provided an amusing little bonus scramble.
Bolt Photo by Bob Kerr
2012-06-10 14:31 - TP7468 (Rubh Aird na Sgitheich)
Just back from clifftop, nice clean example, vgc, with one leg uncovered and the other two buried. Seafari RIB charter including Nave Island, Beinn Oronsay off Colonsay, the west Jura Bolt, and Coinein.
2012-06-10 12:42 - TP1226 (Beinn Oronsay)
Metal cap, deep letters. I failed a few years ago to get across (on a neap tide apparently); a group of us tacked this onto a RIB charter including Nave Island, the west Jura curry stool and Bolt, and Coinein. Fine hill; Choughs. Photos by Bob Kerr - my camera out of action.
2012-06-10 11:16 - TP5064 (Nave Island)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Island spilt into two by an impressive gash, crossable at its SE end to access the ruined chapel. A group of us chartered a Seafari RIB for the day, also visited Beinn Oronsay off Colonsay, the Curry Stool and Bolt on W coast of Jura, and Coinein. Photos mostly by Bob Kerr - my camera out of action.
2012-06-09 09:32 - TP6343 (Texa)
No change since 2007. First of several islands visited on a group charter with Seafari
2012-06-09 06:22 - TP1235 (Beinn Sholum)
Some concrete missing around spider. Metal cap with wide raised letters. From Ardbeg, same route as Skerryvore, then north to Sgorr Bhogachain, a Yeaman summit, then the 162m summit on the way down.
2012-06-08 20:58 - TP8922 (Campbells Monument)
Easy access from NE, cross pasture from kirk
2012-06-08 08:43 - TP3700 (Healaval Beg)
Looking quite tatty with a few chunks of concrete missing. Metal cap, shallow letters. Great hill. From Orbost we took the path S to Idrigill Point then via 4 assorted summits to the trig. Decent ATV path leads down to Orbost, reaching the road just S of the bridge, through the farm.
2012-06-07 18:17 - TP0894 (Ascrib)
vgc, cylindrical trig, metal cap deep letters. As Chalky says, on an island bagging trip, summitted two of the Fladda group then the three main Ascrib islands, with Andi Dunkel, a very capable boatman from Uig.
2012-06-05 11:50 - TP9673 (Flannan Isles Lighthouse)
Superb location; see also Bolt log
2012-06-05 11:42 - TP7717 (Flannan Isles)
As described by Chalky. Lucky with the weather - not an easy landing. Superb group of islands - boatman took us for a tour afterwards.
2012-06-04 21:36 - TP8161 (Grannda)
Summit-bagging - didn't realise there's a bolt here :-) It may be visible in my photo but probably not. Shortish but fairly tough heather approach from cattle grid to SW
2012-06-04 12:09 - TP7469 (Scotasay Island)
At summit, easy to spot, nice clean example. One leg was covered in grass and easily uncovered; another is completely buried. A group of us on a 2-day island bagging charter with seaharris.
2012-06-04 11:22 - TP9757 (Rossay)
Chance find: not shown on OS trig archive. At heathery summit, driven into peat, not entirely stable. On an island bagging charter with seaharris
2012-06-03 18:37 - TP6929 (Wiay (South Uist))
No change. On another island bagging trip, this time with seaharris. Landed SW of the trig and also visited the island's southern summit.
2012-06-03 16:14 - TP5726 (Ronay)
No change. On another island bagging trip, this time with seaharris. Landed NE of Ronaybeg; also visited Flodday Mor and Beg and a few other islands. Then on to Wiay
2012-06-03 12:34 - TP8167 (Tahay Island)
Nearly missed this one - buried in the cairn. Now visible if you peer into the cairn. Not pre-planned, luckily had a 1:25k map extract with me which showed it. A group of us chartered the seaharris RIB for 2 days island bagging.
2012-06-02 12:00 - TP5888 (Sguman Coinntich)
Cylindrical trig tottering on its four rebars. Can't say I've seen one like this before! No cap or plug. Great summit, hot sunny day, part of an 18 mile circuit of a dozen assorted summits from the Killilan roadhead car park.
2012-05-27 17:00 - TP7486 (Ty-Cerrig)
Is the current Bolt OS at all? Metal rod partly bent over (hence position wouldn't be precise). Nice little summit anyway with a great view.
2012-05-26 19:38 - TP0865 (Aran Fawddwy)
40th summit of the 47 summit 70 mile Meirionnydd Round, superbly completed by Carwyn Phillips in 23h31 on a very hot day
2012-05-26 11:53 - TP1985 (Carnedd Bachgen)
32nd summit of the 47 summit 70 mile Meirionnydd Round, superbly completed by Carwyn Phillips in 23h31 on a very hot day
2012-05-20 19:19 - TP2902 (Dunan Thalasgair (Eigg))
Minor cracking, cylindrical pillar, no cap or plug. Superb situation. Having bagged 10318 An Sgurr during the afternoon I'd planned to head back to the mainland, but managed to miss the boat! Hence an evening visit and overnight at Glebe Barn hostel.
2012-05-20 13:26 - TP0845 (An Sgurr (Eigg))
vgc, cylindrical trig, no cap or plug. Chilly day but great views. Continued NW to bag the P30m summits - heathery but fascinating (nice brown trout to be had in the lochans I'm told). Then descended S and walked back out via Grulin.
2012-05-20 12:12 - TP7714 (Eigg)
Typical hemispherical bolt on the obvious small outcrop in short turf - can't miss it. Easy access via the track beside the old harbour then stepping stones across the burn.
2012-05-20 07:30 - TP1931 (Carn A' Ghobhair)
Remains have moved another metre downhill since the 2002 report: 2 chunks of a Vanessa connected by two reinforcing bars; also a largeish chunk incorporated into the summit cairn plus half a dozen other Vanessa chunks which are piled next to the main piece, 6m south of the cairn. No sign of metalwork. Fine rough hill: I made a steep traverse up the SW face. Early start as I was catching the 1030 boat from Arisaig to Eigg later
2012-05-19 13:02 - TP6118 (Sron Ruail (Canna))
vgc, cylindrical trig, metal cap, wide worn-looking lettering; GPS plaque. Fine situation overlooking sheer cliffs. Aye, well done Fester! Amazing as it's such a super island - world class. Calmac on a Saturday gets you 8 hours ashore - barely enough to cover Canna and Sanday. Also visited S9738 en route plus a dozen assorted summits.
2012-05-19 11:06 - TP1933 (Carn A'Ghaill (Canna))
vgc, cylindrical trig, metal cap, wide worn-looking lettering. Super island - world class. Calmac on a Saturday gets you 8 hours ashore - barely enough to cover Canna and Sanday. Visited S9737 too plus a dozen assorted summits.
2012-05-12 13:03 - TP3381 (Glenalla Fell)
2nd visit, for the HuMP/Yeaman (SE summit) having carelessly just been to the trig last time. From NW; a complex of narrow rides make for an OKish ascent. Bagged the 377m P30 on the way back.
2012-05-07 13:20 - TP5991 (Sithean Mor)
vgc, cylindrical trig, metal cap, deep letters. Marilyn summit is c. 50m to NE. Fine view of Rum and Eigg. Quick bag before heading home after the bank holiday weekend, 1h round trip, nice runnable descent.
2012-05-07 08:07 - TP2849 (Druim Nan Cnamh)
vgc, cylindrical pillar, no cap or plug. Nice summit, just keeping out of the wispy cloud, great views of Loch Cluanie. From E, just room for a car at the dam entrance. Planned to descend via the 461m Meall Odhar but such a nice ridge I came back the same way.
2012-05-06 16:31 - TP1927 (Carn A Chaochain)
No cap or plug, deep cracks low down on one face. From south, Tomchrasky roadhead, included the HuMPs to E and W and the two 500ers in front. Sped back down to catch The Archers :-)
2012-05-06 10:18 - TP2846 (Druim Na H-Achlaise)
vgc, cylindrical trig, no cap or plug. From Tomdoun, took the car in a little way, then walked the still-metalled road. Bit messy at start of path but stalkers path up E ridge is good, as were the views on a fine Spring morning. Descended more directly via the 392m summit - which despite the extravagant bog-marking on the 1:50k was trail-shoe dry underfoot
2012-05-05 18:00 - TP3389 (Gleouraich)
Headed up late pm and had a good hunt around. I'm told it was still present around 1990, about 20m downslope N of summit. Must have taken quite a push but I guess someone's sent it down the cliffs. There'll be a Vanessa down there, or pieces of. Couldn't resist continuing E to revisit Mialach, then on to the Graham Top a bit further E. Then wandered back along the road in the twilight - perfect way to end the day.
Loch Quoich and Knoydart - evening Clean forgot to get a photo of the ex trig site - this is from Spidean Mialach, a tribute to the superb views around here©peregrinus
2012-05-05 07:48 - TP5904 (Sgurr Nan Eugallt)
Damage as per Chalky's log but still intact despite extremely exposed location. No cap or plug. Fine Knoydart morning. Good stalkers path from NE, bagged the Graham top, went on to (re)visit the Corbett summit then SE for the 2 Corbett Tops then a fairly direct descent, dryshod in fellrunning shoes! - very dry at present.
2012-04-29 11:37 - TP4101 (Inchmarnock Island)
vgc, stonebuilt, metal cap, wide raised letters. Visited with Clochandighter, Coinea and assorted island- and summit-baggers on a lovely spring day (when the South was being battered by rain and gales). The trip was set up by Brent Lynam, with Donald Clark, www.dcmarineboattrips.co.uk/index.php out of Tighnabruaich on Cowal. We were landed near the NE corner - best place depends on tides and where the cattle are at the time. There are a few more triggers booked on next weekend's trip so there should be a few more logs shortly...
2012-04-28 15:10 - TP2333 (Coire Seicheach)
vgc, asphalt plug. Car park at NN445184, headed W for the Graham Meall Mor then bagged my way back east over a dozen assorted Graham Tops, Corbett Tops and 500m Tops. Descended NW from trig, steep descent to forest track at 463171, followed it down 1km to (obscure) turn L at 458181. 1:25k map shows it crossing the gorge here but if there was a bridge it's long gone. Easy descent of E bank of burn then crossed the bog to reach bridge at 443182 ... and so back to the car! I don't recall any particular difficulty when I bagged the Corbett a decade ago (no details except it was 25-Jul-94), although I get the impression the path across/around the initial bog may be easier to follow in ascent.
2012-04-22 17:32 - TP7422 (Grisedale Pike)
Block 1m NE of small summit cairn, formed by concreting round a small outcrop. Big (75mm?) hemispherical bolt. Showery day - raining and no view. A 7 mile pre-dinner run from Stair, after helping with the Anniversary Waltz fellrace earlier in the day.
2012-04-20 19:39 - TP1603 (Brayton Barff West)
As per ted's log and OS trig archive, Dest 08/86, long before the A63 bypass came this way. My GPSr placed it N side of cutting, a few metres E of footpath, in broom scrub. It appears the ground may have been lowered at some stage. Parking in the A63 layby I had an interesting little scramble to reach footpath level!
2012-04-20 18:17 - TP5489 (Pollington)
Reinstated quarry site. OS trig archive states Dest 08/52
2012-04-20 17:56 - TP6795 (Wentcliff Hill)
My GPSr pointed at No 8 - the house itself appears to stand where the trig was. OS trig archive states Dest 03/76
2012-04-20 16:59 - TP3452 (Great Clump)
Site is now verge of N-bound c/way, at foot of embankment: trig would have been maybe 5m above current ground level. Parked in village and walked in from SW. Various lumps of concrete along highway fenceline make a bit of an effort with an impression of a centre hole but I suspect they're just drainage-surround-related. OS trig archive states Destroyed 08/79
2012-04-15 18:00 - TP3133 (Feldom)
No string, otherwise unchanged, metal cap shallow letters. Nice place to be on a sunny Sunday evening. I came in from the west (RoW) to visit the two summits. Nice quiet evening to I went on to the trig. The previous morning (Sat) I was in the general area and could hear machine guns in action (I wonder what happens to the sheep - it's pretty well grazed).
2012-04-15 16:00 - TP3252 (Fox Covert)
Empty pasture. No sign of a trig lying around; if it was lost to quarrying I guess there wouldn't be. RoW from SE clearly defined across cereal crop.
2012-04-13 19:30 - TP2034 (Castle Hill Sandal Magna)
Sunset after rain, nice place. My GPS put it on edge of ramparts of Sandal Castle although reviewing the 1960s photo it looks more central. Obviously a fair bit of new stonework since then.
2012-03-25 13:52 - TP5884 (Sgor Nam Fiannaidh)
Stonebuilt, just the lower 1/3, but FB still there and remaining stonework solid. Superb location. Quick revisit to W end of Aggy ridge - up from layby E of L Achtriochtan, finding the path about halfway up. Headed E to bag the 866m Corbett Top then down approx same way by some rather worn skaty scree.
2012-03-25 10:28 - TP2558 (Creag Dhubh)
vgc, cylinder (Vanessa), asphalt plug. Trig is approx 1m below summit cairn. From SW, cemetery car park, skirted round steep slope, across stream and straight up.
2012-03-25 07:40 - TP4729 (Meall Luidh Mor)
vgc, cylinder (Vanessa), no cap or plug. Well defended by conifers - check position of firebreaks in advance - not obvious, need to go a few hundred m further S than you'd expect, then fork R along wet tussocky ride, then sharp R up narrow break.
2012-03-24 16:12 - TP5893 (Sgurr An Fhuarain)
vgc, cylinder (Vanessa), no cap or plug. Made an early start from Arkaig, walked out to Sgurr na Ciche then followed ridge back to Fhuarain, on a cracking Spring day. 11 hours, not hurrying.
2012-03-24 10:50 - TP8527 (Sgurr na Ciche)
Strictly should be NM 90217 96683 but remains are now about 1m further S. Excellent value - 3 trigs for the price of one! I found about a dozen chunks of a stonebuilt pillar (including one with part of the centre hole) which will have been S6148. This was replaced with a Vanessa using new FB S9789 - this is now lying 10m down-slope (due S), intact including its reinforcing bars but missing the FB and spider. This was evidently replaced by a second Vanessa, presumably reusing S9789. The remains of this 2nd Vanessa have been converted to a block, with its re-bars remaining in situ. I found half a dozen large chunks of the 2nd vanessa, including one with the imprint of the spider underside and a top loop. Luckily I was fairly early at the summit so was able to amuse myself classifying bits of ex trig without incurring the displeasure of Munro baggers et al. On a perfect spring day I continued along the superb ridge to the much more normal S9754 Fhuarain before returning to my Arkaig starting point.
#1 stonebuilt - chunk with centre hole
2012-03-24 10:47 - TP5898 (Sgurr Na Ciche)
Excellent value - 3 trigs for the price of one! (see fasgadh's 1987 log). I found about a dozen chunks of a stonebuilt pillar (including one with part of the centre hole) which will have been S6148. This was replaced with a Vanessa using new FB S9789 - this is now lying 10m down-slope (due S), intact including its reinforcing bars but missing the FB and spider. This was evidently replaced by a second Vanessa, presumably reusing S9789. The remains of this 2nd Vanessa have been converted to a block, with its re-bars remaining in situ. I found half a dozen large chunks of the 2nd vanessa, including one with the imprint of the spider underside and a top loop. Luckily I was fairly early at the summit so was able to amuse myself classifying bits of ex trig without incurring the displeasure of Munro baggers et al. On a perfect spring day I continued along the superb ridge to the much more normal S9754 Fhuarain before returning to my Arkaig starting point.
#1 stonebuilt - collected chunks of first pillar
2012-03-18 18:03 - TP4270 (Kniveden Resr)
Empty pasture a few m E of fence, N of covered reservoir.
2012-03-18 11:00 - TP0196 (Hearthstone)
Covered, but loose soil, easy to spot. 10cm down, in verge, 2m back from wall.
2012-03-12 09:52 - TP1258 (Ben Alder)
Badly damaged on all faces, spider gone, FB still there, still no view... Cold wind, but superb hill. From Dalwhinnie, up the long Leachas (nice scramble), down the short Leachas (greasy, a bit unpleasant in places). Reckoned I could walk it in about 8 hours but had evidently picked up some fluey thing the previous day and this estimate was out by a couple of hours. However the balance was made up by my getting am 8 mile lift in with a contractor who was doing ditching work - at Culra!! Had to do the 12mi walk out though.
2012-03-11 13:20 - TP5880 (Sgairneach Moor)
vgc, no cap or plug. In cloud, cold wind. Big hillwalking coach party arrived (minus coach), asked if I was doing the Munros in the other direction. No I was doing just this one, with a collection of Corbett- and Graham Tops. Long walk-in along Glen Garry then Allt Shallain - 3 hours to my first summit, Meall Odhar Loch Monaidh.
2012-03-10 13:24 - TP1311 (Ben Vuirich)
vgc, no cap or plug. Fester - it's got its paint job, about a year ago I'm told. They should have used primer though - flakes of paint were blowing off in the wind! Visited the two Beinn a Ghlo trigs first; after this a handful of assorted Tops on SE side of Glen Girnaig. Party of 4 Whooper swans on Loch Valigan.
2012-03-10 11:14 - TP1960 (Carn Gower)
Diagonal crack through pillar at FB height but otherwise intact. No cap or plug. Cold strong drizzly wind, no wish to linger today. From Loch Moraig car park via S9437 Liath, then SE to S9442 Vuirich.
2012-03-10 09:29 - TP1963 (Carn Liath)
End of one spider-arm exposed, no cap or plug but otherwise intact. From SW, car park at Loch Moraig (half a dozen Whooper Swan family parties). Bagged 737m Beinn Bheag (a GT) first then up Liath's NE ridge, short heather almost boulder-free. In cloud. Then on to 2973 Gabhar/Gower.
2012-03-04 12:00 - TP2056 (Caunton)
Pasture; checked nearby hedgerows and the obvious nearby brambly yard. No trace (concrete debris at SK 73984 61215 doesn't look trig related). Maybe the farmer would know something; trig destroyed 08/88 according to OS trigs archive.
2012-03-04 07:00 - TP3223 (Folly Hill)
Block 0.8 x 0.8m; I thought I saw signs of concrete having been modified, suggesting conversion rather than new block, but I could be wrong. Bolt has benchmark arrow markings. Already exposed, easily found, gates open, drive-in.
2012-03-03 12:00 - TP3446 (Great Barr)
GPSr put it 6m E of spiky fence, just L of "Queues likely"; would have been about 15m above it. I parked at Holiday Inn and walked round; there's a layby on slip road from A34 S-bound to M6 SE-bound (or straight across the HA's grassy field).
2012-02-29 17:40 - TP7757 (Peterborough)
29 Feb so I thought I'd go out and bag something... the local AS fitted the bill. Standard-looking gizmo fixed to old brick building, on gable 10m from road, easy to view. "Airfield Headquarters Building No 5" although apparently now belonging to a car sales outfit, who were a bit bemused about trigging, but confirmed there used to be an airfield here, then a DVLA centre. Owners like folk to ask before photographing.
2012-02-29 17:00 - TP11325 (Milton Park)
TL1365699298. Used to be on Passive database. OS page is at http://gps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/viewpassiverec1.asp?recnumber=C1TL1399 which links to sketch. Did a bit of digging - no luck. Estate worker called by: knew nothing of Bolt but took me to see old nuclear bunker in thicket nearby :-)
2012-02-26 17:11 - TP5179 (North Weald Wireless Station)
vgc, metal cap, small raised letters. Like a smaller version of the Palmerston forts of the south coast. OpenStreetMap on GPS calls it North Weald Redoubt. Choosing a website at random: "13 Mobilisation Centres were built between 1889 and 1903 as part of the London Defence Scheme. These were not planned as forts although some of them would have been armed on mobilisation. Their main function was as a store for guns, small arms ammunition, tools and other equipment required for the batteries and infantry allocated for the defence of the neighbourhood in the event of a foreign invasion. The casemates could also be used as barrack accommodation." http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/n/north_weald_%20mobilisation_centre/index.shtml Quite a bit of info online.
2012-02-26 16:20 - TP1621 (Brickbarns)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Easy to spot in winter. Nice path making a circuit of this and S4081 from the road. Revisit.
2012-02-26 16:08 - TP4536 (Longshot)
vgc. It's lost its cap in the 8 years since I last visited but there's now a nice path, making a circuit of this and S4082 from the road.
2012-02-26 15:00 - TP6775 (Wattons Green)
vgc, asphalt plug. Annoying little hawthorn impeding access to FB (but less annoying than S4549 visited earlier).
2012-02-26 14:37 - TP0431 (Little Tawney Hall)
vgc, metal cap shallow letters (surprised the cap's survived given the exposed location), GPS plaque. On verge, shored up by cement-filled sandbags but still leaning a little methinks. Just as I got back to the car a chap arrived on a bike and photographed the pillar. I felt suitably chastened; he probably went on to bag S4086 too (but maybe not S4081 or 4082...)
2012-02-26 13:44 - TP5675 (Riddings)
From NE, parking at filling station not so easy as it was: car park barriered off, followed path thru wood, then along field edge, looking for dumped trig but no sign of it unless it's buried in brambles.
Vacant site Trig would have been in foreground, 40m in from field edge.
2012-02-26 12:33 - TP6700 (Wake Arms)
vgc, asphalt plug. Took a while to get a half decent FB pic, given the protecting thorns and the twig in front of of the 9. Considering this was a revisit and I had a GPSr you'd think I'd have gone straight to it rather than looking in the wood first?
2012-02-25 17:50 - TP7093 (Yardley Hastings)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters, top a bit tricky to get at, in hedge. Trig in N face of hedge just W of gate. Easy to see in winter. Revisited in passing.
2012-02-25 17:31 - TP5790 (Salcey Forest)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Revisited in passing. Pallets stacked against pillar making FB harder to get at but presumably also less likely to be driven into. Talking of which, the Satnav reckoned to access it directly from the M1...
2012-02-25 17:06 - TP1498 (Blisworth Hill)
vgc, asphalt plug, revisited in passing
2012-02-19 12:33 - TP4723 (Meall Chaordie)
vgc, no cap or plug. Met Dave Hewitt at the Kenknock car park (477368), left a car there then made the standard ascent from Duncroisk (527363). Some old icy snow (covered with fresh from yesterday) so we donned crampons and made good use of it. Unlike everyone else today, we head west over the two CTs, then make a minor detour to the Graham Top before descending via Lairig Liaran. Nice rocky stream leads back to the car. Then home after a nice 3 day wintry weekend.
2012-02-18 12:00 - TP4705 (Meall A' Charra)
Vgc, no cap or plug. From NW, Netherton, followed track to Beinn Eagagach then back along the ridge over two more Graham Tops. Interesting ridge. Descended direct to track keeping R of burn - quite easy ground. Cold blizzardy day.
2012-02-17 16:00 - TP0671 (Meall Dearg)
Some minor cracks. No cap or plug. After Uchdag, a quick afternoon circuit from NW end of Loch Freuchie with a few of its Tops. Cold and a bit drizzly but nice to be out.
2012-02-17 12:00 - TP2573 (Creag Uchdag)
Vgc, no cap or plug. Camera decided it didn't like the SD card so no pics, but no visibility at the trig anyway. A circuit of Lednock taking in a few tops. Cold strong wind. Walkers car park at the Invergeldie fork, and locked gate beyond, although it's supposedly a public road to the dam.
2012-02-12 13:00 - TP5843 (Scholes)
Site is now back garden of No 9 according to my GPSr, close to boundaries of 2 neighbouring properties.
2012-02-12 12:00 - TP5538 (Pule Hill)
No trace. Flattish reinstated area. Dreich day.
2012-02-12 07:00 - TP5444 (Pildacre Hill)
Yes. Site is now front garden of No 37.
2012-02-11 07:19 - TP1752 (Buddon Wood)
No trig but an impressive hole, fine "crater rim" and some nice woodland.
2012-02-04 16:37 - TP5718 (Rogues Lane)
vgc, metal cap deep letters, FB facing E (path side). Thought I might as well revisit this after the Child's Farm rivet.
2012-02-04 16:33 - TP0386 (Child`s Farm)
Top of large manhole chamber, near W edge 0.6m from SW corner. 2 rivets in a day - a PB for me! I wandered up to revisit the nearby Rogues Lane pillar as a warm-down after all the excitement...
2012-02-04 15:19 - TP4890 (Monks Hardwick)
GPS indicates 5m N of track just E of path junction. Searched hedgerows, copse and yard to east; it could be languishing in the big house/farm complex to W, maybe...
2012-02-04 14:18 - TP0381 (Ravensden)
Strictly I think it's the rivet's head that's missing (could be a Brass Rod but doesn't look right). So impressed with this one I visited another rivet later in the afternoon ;-)
2012-02-04 14:00 - TP0755 (Bolnhurst)
2012-02-04 13:37 - TP7113 (Bolnhurst)
Had a scout around, a fair bit of ?WW2 concrete further south but nothing trig related. Unsure where the farm is to ask if it's lying around anywhere, and it's been gone a long while. My GPSr put the location just N of the hedge, a few metres E of road.
2012-02-04 12:03 - TP3010 (Eastfield Farm)
Checked the area of rough ground (fair few brambles, not conclusive) also field edges. No luck. Asked at farm, no obvious sign of a piller; young lad said they's been there 13 years i.e. since about 1999. The trig's been gone 40 years...
Vacant site seen from footpath Trig was 20m N of path, centre of pic
2012-02-04 11:18 - TP3424 (Grafham)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, deep letters - no change. Owner very obliging. Don't let him move the Buddha off the top - very heavy to put back! He said he'd recently had a visit from someone writing a book. Not anyone who logs on TUK it seems...
2012-02-04 08:00 - TP6793 (Wellingham)
Yes it's moved. 1 Feb I hunted around with no success. Subsequently phoned the farmer, who asked me to let him know when I was visiting. Beautifully preserved with metalwork intact, base and bolt adjacent.
2012-01-28 14:00 - TP4987 (Murton Pike)
vgc, asphalt plug. Afternoon run from Murton Pike with friends, from Murton car park, across to High Cup Nick and back along the road. Perfect winter day with good snow cover and views across a sea of cloud to the Lakes fells.
2012-01-28 11:05 - TP0111 (Hardendale Fell)
W end of flattish rock W side of road. A findable rivet, whatever next!
2012-01-22 16:30 - TP3453 (Great Fanton Hall)
vgc, metal cap with shallow letters very worn or even blank. At edge of arable field, just outside new paddock fence, a few m W of farm road. From S, was travelling eastbound, parked that side and had a bit of fun crossing the A12.
2012-01-22 15:33 - TP5174 (North Shoebury)
My GPSr gave location as front garden of No 37. Revisit.
2012-01-22 15:25 - TP6334 (Temple Farm)
My GPSr gave ex location as middle of access road.
2012-01-22 15:16 - TP3015 (Eastwood)
Site occupied by large green industrial building
2012-01-22 15:06 - TP5135 (Nobles Green)
vgc, damaged concrete plug. Revisit.
2012-01-22 14:59 - TP6659 (Upper Edwards Hall)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters (worn). Just inside garden but easily accessed. Revisit
2012-01-22 13:45 - TP5186 (Northwick)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters; GPS plaque. Revisit.
2012-01-21 16:14 - TP3258 (Framingham)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. In hedge just behind property fence. Revisit
2012-01-21 15:35 - TP6212 (Stony Lane)
Standing in hedge, TM 19116 88426, 128m E of original position. Lots of ivy, may be tricky to spot in summer. Retains metalwork including metal cap, deep indented letters. Original location was TM 18992 88396. DESTROYED 3/96 according to OS trig archive.
2012-01-21 15:05 - TP4526 (Long Stratton)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. From E, layby, followed field edges, very easy. Revisit.
2012-01-21 12:47 - TP5250 (Oulton)
Apparently uprooted although in/close to expected location and almost upright. Asphalt plug. TG 15305 27118; OS site has 615308.375 ; 327111.031. Revisit.
2012-01-21 12:26 - TP4692 (Matlask)
vgc, asphalt plug, accessed via crop tramlines. Revisit
2011-12-24 11:20 - TP6196 (Stocking Pelham)
"Remains" rather than Damaged. Base with bolt; small chunk of bevelled concrete embedded in grass is all that's left of the pillar itself. On west verge of access road at expected location. Odd that none of us have noted this previously. OS trig archive says "Replaced by block 01/64" which was "Recomputed 11/86". Stated co-ords are within 10cm of pillar co-ords. May be a new structure rather than adaptation of old base, in which case only the bevel-edged chunk is original. However, the Block keeps the original pillar's station name and reference, TL32/T016
2011-12-24 10:32 - TP4455 (Littlebury)
Arable field, site is 65m W of M11 fence, no trace, also searched nearby hedges and edge of copse.
Vacant site looking SW towards replacement trig 11155 Trig would have been in foreground
2011-12-18 15:00 - TP7839 (New Champany Resr)
Quick look during Champagny Resr visit. As ted says, should be near stile. I spent no time prodding or digging. Less than 1m strip uncultivated at time of visit.
2011-12-18 14:00 - TP1706 (Brown Hill)
GPS indicated approx 10m NE of electricity pole. Arable field. Nice view on a fine winter's day.
2011-12-18 12:00 - TP6147 (Staincross Resr)
Lacking ted's application I failed to get a decent view of where the pillar would have been, viewing from the road, but Bing/Google show the location as the centre of a large square tank towards E corner of site. OS trig archive say Dest 11/78, agreeing with craftinessa's info from YW.
2011-12-18 11:30 - TP6671 (Upton Beacon)
I seem not to have logged this when I visited its near neighbour. GPS put the location inside the water tower fence, 4m back. Pity they didn't leave it in place, then :-( OS trig archive says computed 1936, Dest 1947, refixed 1954, Dest 09/71. S1743 computed 1947 implying the two were present together for 24 years. Also records two Upton Wtr Twr (1985) trigs: Bolt and Centre.
2011-12-18 11:00 - TP5687 (Ringstone Hill)
GPS indicated S side of track, 4m inside reservoir compound fence. I drove up after a police car: he parked by the resr so I had a chat before taking photos; he seemed familiar with "trig collectors". Maybe I should have asked him for a reference! OS trig archive say Destroyed 05/69, replaced by punch mark which was refixed in 1980 at SE 42532 09891 - presumably up on top of resr (I didn't have this info with me to check on site).
2011-12-18 10:00 - TP5952 (Shirecliffe Gunsite)
According to www.bench-marks.org.uk, the FB was initially S4137, is recorded as having been replaced by S6755, and then later by a reused unprefixed FB _2732. The location SK 34976 89676 is on or close to the footpath, an area of rocky slabs, no sign of concrete base or bolt, a few metres NW of the large gun emplacement base. I made a half-hearted search of the bushes but nothing concrete found...
2011-12-18 05:05 - TP2108 (Champany Hill)
GPS location suggested it would have been on top of resr near its NE corner. Also had a quick look at the Fenomark site.
2011-12-17 15:20 - TP6122 (St Aylotts)
vgc, asphalt plug, in edge of blackthorn hedge. Revisit in passing during a Wills Ayley search. Easy to see in winter, no luck with its predecessor though.
2011-12-17 15:15 - TP6952 (Wills Ayley)
Deserted arable field; no sign of it dumped in the hedges. S4516, built 01/05/48, destroyed 2/72 (OS), replaced by 11604 at edge of same field.
2011-12-17 14:30 - TP4666 (Markswood)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Revisit.
2011-12-17 13:30 - TP1122 (Beazley End)
Arable field, maybe a few bits of concrete in the soil but no idea if they are trig related. Wandered round the field edge but no sign of it dumped.
2011-12-17 11:30 - TP1619 (Brick Bar)
Formerly at TM 14252 30868, now 19m further NE, at hedge corner, toppled and 2/3 buried, with metalwork removed (the FB recess is visible on the upper face). Easy to find in winter, may be more difficult in summer. This find came about in a strange way. Agentmancuso had emailed me to say someone had flagged this page as I'd put my previous Nether Hall log here by mistake. Rectifying this I noticed Elsworth's mention, on the Nether Hall page, of a fallen pillar at the end of the hedge. This sounded like a good excuse for a day in East Anglia...
FB scar and sighting hole
2011-12-17 11:00 - TP0551 (Ipswich)
Revisit in passing as I recognised the spot in passing. Just behind phone pole, reasonably bramble free. Was going to compliment the person who put the board over the hole but apparently it was me! A quick scrabble in the soft soil quickly found the Bolt - that was as far as I went.
2011-12-11 13:00 - TP3142 (Ferney Castle)
Ex location is 18m back from gate. Checked hedgerows, also copse to west. No sign of it. Worth checking farmyard...
2011-12-11 09:08 - TP1590 (Bransly Hill)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Revisit in passing (having discovered the summit is a bit farther S and 1m higher!). Lot of wind turbines built since my last visit. Direct approach from cattlegrid.
2011-12-10 13:03 - TP4318 (Lady Isle)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters, beside old building. Presumably the OS put this one here for a bet ... Visited c/o Robin Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Troon Tug Co, with a 3 island-baggers and 5 triggers, including descarte1 and andyC whom I'd not met before. We thought Ed was a bit mad going for it last weekend but it seems we had a slightly trickier landing, with swell coming round the wee island from both sides. Ultimately it was Alan the crewman's call and he gave us the thumbs up. Onto slippery rocks with no pier or beach. Quite a tiny island, hosting a few Turnstones, a Curlew, the odd gull and a rabbit (!). Another visit is likely in 2012 (not by me), hopefully in calmer seas.
2011-12-10 11:00 - TP2517 (Craigie Hill)
Crossing field from SE gets you within about 200m of ex location. Computed 1950, levelled 1961, dest 8/66 according to OS trig archive.
2011-12-04 15:05 - TP3083 (Eversden)
As Brisey says, long gone. Uncultivated area next to bridleway. I learn that this short lived pillar was built February 1950 and destroyed on 28th October 1950. FB was re-used on Pudding Hill, built 3rd November 1950. A year in the life of a flush bracket!
2011-12-04 15:00 - TP7125 (New Farm)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. A bit of digging needed to see FB properly. Revisit en route to log its long-gone near-neighbour Eversden
2011-12-04 14:15 - TP3667 (Hatley Wilds)
Revisit. Metal cap, deep letters. From N, on leaving wood, keep R of hedge as it's on W side.
2011-12-04 13:30 - TP3454 (Great Gransden)
Revisit. Top chipped at one corner. Metal cap, wide raised letters. In hedge W side of field, keep L on entering field from S. Parking at recreation area.
2011-12-04 13:00 - TP2540 (Crane Hill)
Revisit. vgc, metal cap with shallow letters. Once trig is reached, easiest to enter hedge from S side. Worth taking secateurs.
2011-12-04 11:27 - TP3128 (Fayway)
Found the remains - a few chunks of concrete in thorn scrub at TL 06666 78508, base of trees 15m NW of original location (TL 06679 78493). Two large chunks have outline of centre tube; one has a reinforcement rod. I pruned my way in but it will grow back - secateurs recommended. OS website says pillar destroyed 07/79 and replaced by Buried Block at same co-ords. I prodded a bit but no luck - guess it's buried! (pasture).
Trig remnant with centre hole and rebar
2011-12-03 16:20 - TP5623 (Redgrave)
Revisit for pics. Arable field. Had a pretty good look around, but worth checking the weedy farmyard to N which is where track leads.
2011-12-03 15:27 - TP2819 (Dove Farm)
Revisit. vgc, metal cap, deep letters. OS trig archive says Destroyed, but with no date, just a comment Moved 400 West by farmer. 346m according to my GPSr :-)
2011-12-03 13:35 - TP1545 (Bow Street)
Now at TM 01595 98581, 172m SE of original location (TM 01477 98707), near end of line of trees. Toppled, with FB intact and visible on underside. Spider still there although extraction has been attempted; metal cap has gone. Base dumped next to it. Couldn't see Bolt - could be on underside. Easier to get at now, along field edge e.g. from N. If wanting a FB pic, best take something waterproof to lie on.
2011-12-03 12:40 - TP3767 (High Ash Hill)
Revisit for pics. Would have been 15m into garden.
2011-12-03 12:10 - TP6065 (South Bodney)
Revisit. Top a bit chipped. Metal cap, small raised letters, some twine in one of the top loops.
2011-12-03 11:08 - TP6038 (Snetterton)
Lying in uncultivated corner of field, with FB and spider removed. As Paul says, not far from its original location - how did we all miss it??
2011-12-03 10:47 - TP1624 (Bridgham Heath)
Revisit. vgc, asphalt plug. As per Pharisee's log.
2011-12-03 10:20 - TP3999 (Honington)
Revisit. vgc, metal cap, deep letters. W side of track junction, hiding in brambly hedge.
2011-12-03 09:25 - TP6723 (Wangford Warren)
vgc, metal cap, small raised letters, junction of rides. There was a husky rally taking place, with 4-dog teams pulling people on lightweight tricycles round a set course at about 2 minute intervals. Very entertaining, with dogs and owners having a great time.
2011-12-03 08:23 - TP4324 (Lakenheath)
Revisit with GPSr. As Pyoung1s points out, it's inside the restricted area (55m inside southern perimeter fence) so it's impossible to be 100% without going inside. But given that the OS website has it as "Dest 11/64" and the houses are clearly newer than that, I guess DM is correct. Location on Bing maps places it very close to a house, GPSr with OpenStreetMap background showed it in approx same location w.r.t Radcliffe Rd. To avoid the dense thicket of snowberry, best to follow field edge then go thru tree belt. This gets you to a fence, with a lower fence beyond, then houses. Actual trig location not visible from outside.
2011-12-03 07:53 - TP4609 (Maids Cross Hill)
Revisit. Plastic cap. Noticeable westerly lean. PS this pillar replaced S2155 - wonder if there's any remains lying around. No mention of it on OS trig archive so presumably it's been gone a long time. bench-marks.org.uk just says [TL78/12] later rebuilt with FB 11145.
2011-12-03 07:53 - TP10078 (Maids Cross Hill)
Annoyingly, I didn't know 11145 had a predecessor else I'd have looked around. Wonder if there's any remains lying around. No mention of it on OS trig archive so presumably it's been gone a long time (11145 computed date 1938...). bench-marks.org.uk just says [TL78/12] later rebuilt with FB 11145.
2011-12-03 07:26 - TP2764 (Denton Lodge)
Revisit. vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Ponies friendly today...
2011-11-13 12:00 - TP3581 (Ham Hill)
Destroyed 06/69 according to OS trig archive. I settled for a couple of distant views, plus a couple of aerial shots. Interesting to compare Google and Bing - has the summit area been cleared recently?
2011-11-06 12:14 - TP5800 (Sanda Island)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Highest point of a lovely wee island - cliffs, shapely satellite islands, views included Ireland, Arran and Ailsa Craig. 16 of us visited on a perfect November day with Mull of Kintyre Seatours www.mull-of-kintyre.co.uk
2011-10-15 18:20 - TP0309 (Lane End Down)
Top damaged, no cap or plug, on verge at farm entrance. Well found!! That's my last English trig - unless/until someone refinds another one...
2011-10-15 08:00 - TP7814 (Coventry Airfield)
Vgc, more slender than a Hotine and no centre hole, with spider arms meeting at the centre. 2m inside tall security fence. That spider type also features on the Newcastle University pillar 12327. This airfield-related thread (last but one post in thread) http://www.airfieldinformationexchange.org/community/showthread.php?1886-Ordnance-Survey-Trigpoints./page3 includes the following comment "When I worked at Coventry Airport (Baginton) in the 1970s, the OS installed a trig point on the northern perimeter." No confirmation from OS of this - would seem strange if this is OS built given its design. OS in 2011 could find no record of it, but commented as follows: "the rumour that OS built it may have come from the fact that OS did build pillars for third parties e.g. for MOD, airfields, research establishments as repayment tasks. I know of several existing examples at Herstomceux for instance. These may or may not have become full trigs depending on the accuracy the customer wanted the trigs fixed to and/or if it was useful or relevant to OS at the time. The trig might well have been co-ordinated off the Trig network by OS but never recorded internally as an OS trig. This may well account for this trig, by looking at it doesn’t meet the normal OS ‘standard’ in the looks department and spider on the top."
2011-10-15 07:30 - TP7615 (Bagington)
Info from Rod Sladen: The OS Trig Pillars Flush Bracket Register shows [S]2365 Bagington SP/38/3 (destroyed). The full S series Flush Bracket Register has an entry against S2365, but unfortunately it shows in error the details for Green Hill in Hampshire (actually S2635, and also listed under its correct FB number). Bagington [sic - i.e. Baginton?]. S2365 would presumably have been constructed in or about November 1938 (NB the initial Baginton Aerodrome apparently dates from 1935 or 1936, but was presumably enlarged a few years later). Pillar possibly destroyed by gravel workings, referring to old maps at tentative location SP 34993 74927 (the location of a triangulation station from an earlier era); presumably superseded by "Baginton 1945" [SP38/T1], a Block, at SP 34878 75099, itself reported destroyed in 03/1952. Nearby Coventry Airfield pillar (added to TUK in 2011) may have a tenuous OS connection. No sign of pillar, but then it is an estimated location. There are lots of brambles, but I get the impression the whole area has been levelled. Anyway, seems it's gone. Gates locked early a.m. but pedestrian access no problem.
2011-10-01 13:00 - TP7478 (Bridgend)
By E edge of cairn, easy to spot. Circuit of Deepdale bagging Birketts and Synges. Straightforward descent ESE to Wall End, parking at Bridgend. OS trigname is Bridgend; was originally user-added to TUK as "Birks" which is the summit name.
2011-09-30 15:00 - TP7821 (Kirkstonefoot)
Bolt in rock at NY4114311771 according to OS trig archive. A few rock outcrops but nothing very suitable and no sign of a bolt. Didnt have 10fig gr with me, estimated location from 25k map but think I was in about the right place. http://benchmarks.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=111:13:9460928254684334322::NO::P13_HIDDEN:true
2011-09-25 10:11 - TP4504 (Lochnagar)
vgc, stonebuilt pillar in immaculate condition. No cap or plug. On granite tor just below highest point, with a viewfinder nearby - no use today in thick mist. Cold wind, but the rain stayed off. From Glen Muick car park, straight up the Graham Top from the boat house for a sporting start, joined main path at 750m. Had summit to myself but a fair few folk on their way up even on a cold dreich morning. On descent, snuck round the back of the Corbett to bag the Yeaman Meall Gorm and its 521m top. Then a very rainy drive back to England.
2011-09-24 13:23 - TP2670 (Culardoch)
Badly damaged below FB level. No cap or plug. Cold wind - glad of the stone shelter, such as it is. From S, Invercauld car park. Phoned estate previous day - no stalking / shooting issues. Excellent track - 2h to the summit. Detoured 3km E for the Graham Top on the way back.
2011-09-24 10:13 - TP4926 (Morrone)
vgc, cylindrical, no cap or plug. Big track from E, with a diversion S to the Corbett Top.
2011-09-24 07:24 - TP3372 (Glas Maol)
A bit of spider surround missing, else vgc. No cap or plug. Stonebuilt. Up the ridge from the pass. Thick mist, no view.
2011-09-21 18:27 - TP7205 (Sharpness (R))
Overgrown but easy to find and see currently, S side of road opposite house. Height tag intact, with height apparently indicated although I couldnt read it nor get a legible photo in fairly poor light.
2011-09-21 17:24 - TP6808 (West Ham Corner)
GPSr indicated 20m inside the fence: location now occupied by a largeish grey building. Destroyed 05/62 according to OS trig archive (this is possibly wrong - inconsistent with 1968 log by arranc).
2011-09-19 14:21 - TP3474 (Greatmoor Hill)
16may99: No details noted - fine hill, lovely descent to Old Braidlie to south. 19sep11: one top corner damaged; metal cap, deep letters. From SSW, Old Braidlie, good track then straight up ridge half a mile before Braidliehope. Tussocky trauchle higher up. A few 4x4s heading for farm but no-one took interest in me; no canine action.
2011-09-17 16:30 - TP7166 (Moffat)
Revisited during the Moffat Unofficial Register meet (G2011)
2011-09-17 15:00 - TP5545 (Pykestone Hill)
My 6000th OSGB trig pillar, with the Unofficial Register group, on a showery afternoon, from NW, Drumelzier. Parking for a few vehicles a short way up dead-end road.
2011-09-15 15:18 - TP1512 (Boarscastle)
8jun03: vgc; metal cap shallow letters - attractive summit & view. Photos from 15sep11.
2011-09-15 13:44 - TP2320 (Codden Hill)
Replacement bolt is c. 0.4m in from outer ring, ESE from centre. No trace of original trig base. Lovely spot on a sunny day, car park to E
2011-09-14 17:15 - TP3002 (Eastcombe)
Lying E side of hedge, immediately N of mast compound. Metal cap, deep letters, FB intact. As found by Norman Baxter 2008. SS 38571 03641
2011-09-14 08:30 - TP6140 (Staddon Fort)
vgc, metal cap shallow letters. Called Tues a.m., chap was just leaving, said he would have to check with a colleague, could I come back next morning - I could! Grey morning but great view. My LAST ENGLISH TRIG PILLAR :-)
2011-09-13 18:40 - TP7582 (Smallcombe Cross)
3may10: New housing estate. In garden of e.g. No 12 Cotehele Drive or a Trentham Close property based on where GPSr was pointing. According to bench-marks.org: S4286 [SX76/T111] levelled 06/1950 (370.464ft ODN); reported destroyed 11/12/1954; evidently replaced by Block. OS trig archive has no record of pillar but implies Block is still present at 287014.313 61480.340 (comp year 1947, no other details). However this seems unlikely as site is occupied by newish housing. Photo from 13sep11
2011-09-13 17:40 - TP4233 (Kingskerswell Resr)
Some superficial cracking, metal cap deep letters. Plinth built up In brick and tile to just below FB level. Owner said he has finally got planning permission for 2nd storey hence the ongoing work. Lower storey is the original resr of course.
2011-09-13 15:10 - TP6917 (Whitleigh)
Housing. OS trig archive says: Dest 09/51; Buried block nearby Dest 07/65. Didnt get round to looking round the back.
2011-09-13 15:10 - TP6654 (Unity)
GPS puts it 2-3m into brambles currently. Gates locked. OS trig archive: Dest 02/50
2011-09-13 13:32 - TP1328 (Bere Alston Resr)
27aug05: No sign of trig, smallish covered resr, assume lost to resr construction. Built 01/08/45, destroyed 21/07/80, fb S3470 (OS). 13sep11: GPS implied NW corner of resr.
2011-09-13 11:35 - TP3027 (Egg Buckland Fort)
Mr Whiteway-Wilkinson kindly showed me up to the top of the Keep (he explained that the keep is the last line of defence after the enemy have got past the forts etc). I dont think the large concrete base is trig related. Plain concrete with 3 smallish holding-down bolts, no sign of an OS type bolt or stud. He has never seen a pillar, been there since 1960s. This would make sense, if buried block emplaced in 1956 as per OS records. GPS suggested trig is 12m from the concrete base although I didnt notice estimated accuracy. Agree pillar is Definitely Missing. OS trig archive says: Replaced by buried block 06/56, refeixed 1969, co-ords 250017.297 58087.059
2011-09-13 08:51 - TP7520 (Taunton)
Got a view from Asda car park, thanks to previous logs and pics.
2011-08-21 19:47 - TP2105 (Chalk Hill)
Revisit for photos. GPS places it 15m back from kerbline of layby, close to centre almost in line with phone. More likely, the trig would have been a few metres above the spot I visited and photographed. It would be possible to put a figure on it, if an approx elevation for the road could be determined. I nipped across the road and got a view from the (higher) northern ambankment, but its not easy to visualise how it would have looked in the days before the road cutting.
2011-08-21 17:45 - TP3409 (Goose Hill)
Revisit for photos. vgc, no cap or plug, in brackeny clearing, visible from main track. From W - car park.
2011-08-21 16:56 - TP4222 (Kings Farm)
Revisit for photos. vgc, no cap or plug.
2011-08-21 16:24 - TP3986 (Holton)
Car park - relevant part seems to be open access although I walked in, Sun pm, not much happening.
2011-08-21 16:09 - TP2741 (Dawsons Farm)
Revisit for photos. Deepish ditch needs care to cross.
2011-08-21 15:45 - TP4785 (Metfield)
Revisit for photos. GPS places it 5m into stubble field.
2011-08-21 15:33 - TP4786 (Metfield Wtr Tank Auxillary)
Revisit for photos. Drive-up. vgc, no cap or plug.
2011-08-21 14:24 - TP0757 (Swilland)
Revisit for photos. Plastic cap, GPS plaque.
2011-08-21 13:39 - TP6834 (Westerfield Hill)
Revisit for photos.
2011-08-21 12:58 - TP1682 (Broom Hill)
In landscaping, ex location is level ground but trig presumably lost when they did the earthworks.
2011-08-21 12:30 - TP5425 (Perry Barn)
Revisit for photos.
2011-08-21 12:06 - TP7024 (Wolves Farm)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Owner kindly rounded up the dogs and showed me through the garden. Was less happy when he learned I was from Peterborough - said we had thrashed Ipswich 7-1 the previous evening :-)
2011-08-21 11:15 - TP3953 (Hither Longfield)
Popular trig! Revisit for photos. vgc, no cap or plug. From E this time: space on verge, gaps in hedges. Farmer busy on tractor - returned my wave. Stubble field.
2011-08-21 10:32 - TP6025 (Sloe Farm)
Revisit for photos. Top chipped, no cap or plug.
2011-08-21 10:04 - TP0403 (Nedging Tye)
Revisit for photos - got the OK at the house. vgc, metal cap, small raised letters.
2011-08-21 09:32 - TP4817 (Milden)
Revisit for photos. vgc, plastic plug. Owner at S2088 Wolves Farm said he used to play cricket at this ground.
2011-08-21 09:06 - TP6465 (Thorpe Morieux)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters.
2011-08-21 08:30 - TP2723 (Dales Farm)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, small raised letters.
2011-08-21 07:33 - TP4227 (Kings Wood)
Popular trig! Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, small raised letters. Parked on verge SW of farm, couldnt find mapped footpath so followed b/w to Kings Wood and followed field boundaries, very easy.
2011-08-21 06:11 - TP2132 (Chedburgh)
Revisit for site photos. Had a look in nearby copse (too nettly); plenty other hiding places including the farmyard; and old barn is a sea of nettles.
2011-08-06 20:46 - TP3617 (Hardwick)
No change; asphalt plug. Last of todays 23 photo-revisits.
2011-08-06 20:06 - TP6600 (Tuddenham)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Walked up past pig arcs, although an easy drive-up as noted.
2011-08-06 19:28 - TP2767 (Desning Hall)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Parked by phone box. Tramlines thru crop to pillar.
2011-08-06 18:47 - TP2978 (East Green)
Top cap with small raised letters. Top chipped, also some damage to front face, as if used for target practice (perhaps the target was a trig bagger...) Paddock empty, as was house when I knocked.
2011-08-06 17:30 - TP1912 (Cardinals Green)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, on N bank of ditch with FB unhelpfully facing into ditch and hedge - fun to get photo of that side. From N, crop still on field hence fairly circuitous route, 800m along b/w then back via tramlines, round corner of thorny copse and along edge of small field. Follow Griefmeisters example and visit LATE Aug
2011-08-06 16:41 - TP4889 (Monks Hall)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. From N, started f/p as per Cipollini then farm road direct to trig.
2011-08-06 15:56 - TP2158 (Chilly Hill)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. From W: followed farm track past barn. Trig in clump of vegetation which is stinking horehound not stinging nettles :-)
2011-08-06 15:08 - TP3539 (Gunners Hall)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, small raised letters. From SE, along bridleway (ex byway now barriered off) toridgeline (91m spot height) then ploughed field then stubble. Crop still standing further east.
2011-08-06 14:10 - TP3395 (Gog Magog)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, small raised letters. As 2010 descrs, cattle not in same field but climbed fence carefully anyway. No farmer today.
2011-08-06 13:17 - TP5602 (Rectory Farm)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. In hedge: cleared a fair bit of ivy away. From WSW, bend in road, edge of wood then meadow, same route as Pharisee... but no guns today.
2011-08-06 12:10 - TP3704 (Heath Farm)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. From SSE, large layby, as before, but in daylight this time: stubble all the way, kept L of ridgeline just in case.
2011-08-06 11:44 - TP3251 (Fowlmere)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal csap, small raised letters. Drove in from NE: no discouraging notices, very easy
2011-08-06 11:09 - TP5753 (Rowleys Hill)
Revisit for photos. vgc, asphalt plug, Star of David motif scratched into side, seems to have lost its GPS plaque since my 2003 visit. Mid arable at summit: summit area had been harvested but lower slopes still had crop involving fairly circuitous route, from NNE, beside railway and along tramlines. Chalk pit WNW of summit has nice population of small-flowered fumitory if you like that sort of thing.
2011-08-06 10:20 - TP2115 (Chapel Hill)
Metal cap, shallow letters. Side face L of FB has taken a knock; top face slightly chipped. Middle of arable field recently harvested: baling in progress but driver took no particular interest in me. From W: parking at start of a path. Small gap in hedge a few m to S, or gateway further N by buildings.
2011-08-06 09:57 - TP1058 (Barrington Hill)
Revisit for photos. Top chipped. Asphalt plug. Fairly well hidden: pruned back rose + bramble. Decent view of Lords Bridge radio telescopes. From NE: track then field boundaries.
2011-08-06 09:27 - TP0389 (Orwell)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Quick bag from NW, space on W verge of main road.
2011-08-06 09:10 - TP4543 (Lords Bridge)
Revisit for photos. vgc, asphalt plug, arable field (large patch of Bristly Ox-tongue!). Parked on verge and nipped over gate. Alarm was sounding somewhere; a van headed in while I was safely out of sight at the trig.
2011-08-06 08:41 - TP4886 (Monk Field)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. In hedge S side of footway a few m W of road. Longer drive and much shorter walk than when I last visited 8 years ago.
2011-08-06 08:09 - TP5205 (Oakington)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters, in meadow. From NW, security gates closed when I arrived, open when I went out (tractor drove past on the way out, took no interest in me). Hope trig fares as well as S9369 Monk Field has at Cambourne new town. Sadly this one has no hedge to keep it company...
2011-08-06 07:10 - TP4126 (Jack O'Thumbs)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, deep letters, fence junction NW of copse. Route similar to rad: from W, b/w til SSW of trig then a/c/w round field boundaries (some shortcutting where harvested already). Passed S side of copse as grassy track that side. Mast gone or did I miss it?
2011-07-02 17:23 - TP5977 (Sillyearn Wood)
vgc, deep-lettered cap still intact. Seems a few more falled trees than last time. Revisited with David who lives nearby. Also visited summit of hill, which is further north.
2011-07-02 11:42 - TP7155 (Braemar)
vgc, blank height tag. At foot of bank, 30m S of road. Parked at gate - if youre fairly slim its easy to slide underneath :-)
2011-07-02 11:30 - TP0569 (Braemar FBM Aux 1)
I happened to park here for the ascent of Creag Choinnich. Seeing a trig symbol on the GPS I grabbed the trowel - a quick prod in a small depression and I found it straightaway, under an inch of grass, near fence, N side of road.
2011-06-25 13:33 - TP2331 (Coire Garbh)
vgc, no cap or plug. Base slightly undercut, presumably by generations of walkers boots. In mist, no view although it cleared a few hours later. 25mi circuit from Glenartney church via Uamh Bheag and a clutch of Graham Tops. My 5999th pillar :-)
2011-06-25 11:09 - TP6647 (Uamh Bheag)
Cracking to one edge with a chunk standing proud. No cap on plug. This is the east top: the higher (Marilyn) summit is 500m WSW and at time of visit has an amusing cairn ornament, c/o the fencing contractor apparently. In mist, no view. 25mi circuit from Glenartney church including S6931 Coire Garbh (Vorlich) and a clutch of Graham Tops.
2011-06-11 20:17 - TP7457 (Robinson)
Didnt realise there was a trig here - was supporting sec 5 of Andrew Tibbetts Bob Graham Round (which he finished in 21h48) and spotted the POI on the GPSr. NY 20200 16850 is about 35m out. Bolt in small, somewhat mis-shapen concrete block, just inside shelter cairn at summit, near end of one of the legs of the cairn, fairly obvious once you realise its not very near the expected GR. Perhaps minor damage to surface of bolt but I would have said Good. OS trig archive co-ords are NY 20179.406, 16873.781 closely agreeing with mine and others recorded co-ords.
2011-06-05 12:07 - TP5892 (Sgurr An Airgid)
Cylindrical pillar, spider gone, FB intact. Great summit. My old LR33 shows the path starting at 961216 by a new barn but nowadays the path starts at 945212.
2011-06-05 08:39 - TP3366 (Glamaig)
About 20 concrete fragments, including one with a top loop and holding-down bolt and another with the profile of the centre tube, were incorporated into the summit cairn. I made them into a separate small cairn (from R_w log this has been done before) and also cleared off the base (which has a couple of pieces of metal, presumably reinforcement) which was mostly hidden by the cairn. Looks like it was a stonebuilt pillar. Logged as Damaged: Debris would obviously be more appropriate. Went straight up from NE (old quarry 1 mile S of the Slig). Steep climb! OS trig archive say pillar Dest 8/83 with Block at exact same co-ords but I saw no sign of a Bolt in the base.
2011-06-04 14:02 - TP6047 (Soay)
Cylindrical pillar, metal cap, wide raised letters. Same landing point as last time, on rock direct from RIB. Unassuming summit but great view of the Black Cullin (from below) and Rum. We chartered a RIB from Bella Jane boats (Elgol) during the 2011 MarHoF (Marilyn baggers) gathering. Visited Wiay first, then Soay on the way back. Village is interesting with a few houses well maintained (one occupied at time of visit), also remains of the former shark fishery ... and a red phone box!
2011-06-04 11:11 - TP6928 (Wiay (Skye))
Cylindrical pillar, vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Great location and view. We chartered a RIB from Bella Jane boats (Elgol) during the 2011 MarHoF (Marilyn baggers) gathering. Wonderfully scenic coast as seen from the boat. We then visited Soay. Should be possible to get a lift from a fisherman but it never quite worked out for me in previous years.
2011-06-03 16:48 - TP1718 (Bruach Na Frithe)
A few cracks but generally sound. Cylindrical. No cap or plug. Fine rocky summit. From NE, Aultdearg Ho, good path then pathless to base of NW ridge; ridge itself has a good path (keep on or just R of crest for best line). In cloud with strong cold wind. Then to Portree Hotel where 71 Marilyn baggers and associates assembled for this years MarHoF Gathering.
2011-06-03 11:11 - TP1490 (Blaven)
vgc, cylindrical pillar, no cap or plug. Path is good these days - boggy approach last time I was here. Bagged An Stac (Yeaman) and Slat-bheinn (Graham Top) on the way up; had a bit of fun getting across from the SW top in mist (as the summit was all day) - keep a bit R of crest. Bruach na Frithe in the afternoon - also in mist.
2011-06-02 15:04 - TP5761 (Ruadh Stac Mor)
Stonebuilt, 2 top loops but no spider: either top repaired or there never was a spider. Great summit and view. Unplanned visit - original plan was just Chaisgein Beag, but I was there by 0930 and on Creag-mheall Mor by 1130. With a lot of day left I unfolded the map and realised that the impressive-looking Ruadh Stac Mor was probably doable so I headed there over a string of Sims / Graham Tops then back via 2 more Graham Tops and Beinn Chaisgein Mor - a superb 15 hour, 14 summit, 27 mile day.
2011-06-02 09:27 - TP1138 (Beinn A' Chaisgein Beag)
vgc, stonebuilt, metal cap with wide raised letters. Misty summit, cold wind but turned into an excellent day. Original plan was just this trig, after the ferry from Stornoway but a combination of boat and weather problems saw me back on the mainland early. With an 0630 start from Inverianvie River Bridge (ex G1818 FB) I was at the trig in 3 hours and on Creag-mheall Mor by 1130. With a lot of day left I unfolded the map and realised that the impressive-looking Ruadh Stac Mor was probably doable so I headed there over a string of Sims / Graham Tops then back via 2 more Graham Tops and Beinn Chaisgein Mor - a superb 15 hour, 14 summit, 27 mile day.
2011-05-31 10:56 - TP7634 (Tolmachain)
Bolt in rock easy to find, within 0.5m of NE base of cairn. Nice spot, lovely views. Soay More Block which we found yesterday is only 3 km to the W: strange there are so many assorted trigs hereabouts. Found this as it was already on the POI file - nice work sheepsocks :-)
2011-05-30 19:59 - TP7705 (Soay More)
Chance find: Block in depression at grassy summit of larger of the two Soays. OS trig archive has NB 06318 05201: no height given but former Bolt in rock (Destr 1965) was 36.880 (cf GPSr 37m). OS co-ords 106317.891, 905201.063 differ significantly from my GPSr: something I have noted at other nearby non-pillar trigs although the pillars seem to match GPS OK. Last of seven islands visited today with seaharris out of Leverburgh.
2011-05-30 12:58 - TP2274 (Cnoc Bharr(Monach Island))
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. 4th of 6 islands visited with seaharris out of Leverburgh. Nice island. We arrived on a rising tide and those who ventured E onto the other part(s) of the island waded back waist deep! Landed by small dinghy on beach just NE of trig. We then visited Shillay (couldnt land - see too rough), Mealista Island and Soay on the way back. Apparently there is a regular Monachs trip from N Uist.
2011-05-30 08:56 - TP7551 (Killegray Cairn)
Second of 6 islands visited from Leverburgh with seaharris. After Boreray came the main prize - Monachs.
2011-05-30 08:00 - TP3064 (Ensay Island (South))
No change since 2009. Seem to have forgotten to upload my pics from last time: good thing I went back! First of 6 islands visited from Leverburgh with seaharris. After Killegray and Boreray came the main prize - Monachs
2011-05-29 10:00 - TP4716 (Meall An Fhuirain)
Deep mossy crack above FB and small chunk missing, metal cap with wide raised letters. From E, parked at cattle grid and crossed low boggy ridge (deer fence). Bridge across burn just below confluence, at NC 326028 (burn just jumpable 100m downstream). Found a Meadow pipit nest on the way up, a bit less unusual than the Ptarmigan nest found below Ben More a few days ago. I had planned Cul Mor in the afternoon but given the stormy weather I settled for lower targets: HuMP Cnoc an Leathaid Bhig near Elphin and Yeaman Creag na Feola near Ullapool before meeting Adrian and Richard for the Stornoway ferry for a spot of island bagging ... and some better weather.
2011-05-28 16:21 - TP7375 (Conival)
Block in shelter cairn appears to be a recent structure, not a conversion of the original pillar base. I managed to find a chunk of concrete in NW wall of shelter which is presumably a relic of the old pillar if it went in 1977. OS trig archive has Block at 230331.891, 919937.938 (10m N of my recorded waypoint); Maint year 1951; no mention at all of a pillar although there is understood to have been one with FB S5490, converted to Block in 1977. Note: the OS GR is about 10m N of my GPSr reading which was estimated accuracy 3m. The POI file was NC 30343 19940, 16m NE of the Block but no sign there has ever been a trig there - just virgin mountain top. Anyway, as far as S5490 is concerned, I am going for Damaged - Debris would be more accurate. In cloud with strong wind. I was glad not to have to make the traverse to Ben More Assynt although a party I met had somehow done just that. I visited Na Tuadhan (Corbett Top) on the way down - quite a fight in the conditions. A few heavy showers just to add to the fun - what a week!!
2011-05-28 16:21 - TP8263 (Conival)
(see Pillar page for full log with photos) Block in shelter cairn appears to be a recent structure, not a conversion of the original pillar base. I managed to find a chunk of concrete in NW wall of shelter which is presumably a relic of the old pillar if it went in 1977. OS trig archive has Block at 230331.891, 919937.938 (10m N of my recorded waypoint); Maint year 1951; no mention at all of a pillar although there is understood to have been one with FB S5490, converted to Block in 1977.
2011-05-28 10:14 - TP1195 (Beinn Leoid)
As described by Chalky. From NE: good stalkers path to first col with footbridge at start. Included the 575m summit on the way out and the Yeaman on the way back. Damp day, cold and windy on top.
2011-05-27 18:59 - TP4746 (Meallan Liath)
vgc (minor damage to top screed), built without FB. Having previously done the Grahams I returned to the car after Hee and drove round to start of Aultanrynie track. It soon started raining and was a cold wet windy afternoon. Straight up to Meallan Liath Beag ridge, out to Carn Dearg (CT) then bagged the three GTs. The NW top was desparately cold reached by an awkward descent on wet boulders. Fortunately the higher Meall Garbh was less exposed as was the Corbett. Unsure whether the in-spate Allt an Reinidh was bridged, I returned to E col and kept the burn on my R, but neednt have worried: good bridge by Aultanrynie. The Goretex earned its keep again today.
2011-05-27 09:00 - TP1271 (Ben Hee)
Superficial cracks at FB level, no cap or plug. In cloud, strong cold wind. From West Merkland via the SW top, descended N ridge, crossed dodgy stepping stones to bag Chleirich on the way back.
2011-05-26 14:46 - TP5474 (Plat Reidh)
Several Vanessa chunks lying in summit shelter, including two top loops but no FB or spider. Base appears to have been converted to a Block, possibly retaining/re-using original pillar Bolt. Followed good path from SW via Airdachuilinn; visited Meall Horn and its GT and Sim on the way back. Wet windy afternoon.
2011-05-26 09:01 - TP2569 (Creag Riabhach)
vgc, no cap or plug. Nice stony summit, drizzly windy day. From SE, tussocky trudge thru the low pass from NE of Gualin Ho. Included the two nearby P30m summits.
2011-05-25 18:49 - TP1274 (Ben Hope)
Top screed gone but pillar itself sound. No cap or plug. Tourist path from SW, windy drizzly summit but Ptarmigan nest chanced-on near the SE top was adequate compensation for the poor conditions.
2011-05-25 12:34 - TP1284 (Ben Loyal)
Superficial damage to top screed; stonebuilt pillar, asphalt plug. Windy drizzly day but still a great summit. From NW, taking in the southwestern tops this time. Then a late pm visit to its neighbour Hope.
2011-05-24 20:09 - TP1217 (Beinn Nam Bo)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Nice rocky summit. Walked track from NE and bagged Beinn Ruadh first. Could maybe have driven in although was questioned by (friendly) keeper at Dallangwell and unsure whether car park I subsequently found at NC824595 is intended for walkers (from others logs, maybe it is!). Dense forest not shown on my map but decided to chance it; forest road then rides give access to deer fence and craggy moorland. Lateish start after earlier Alisky epic; finished at dusk just after 10pm.
2011-05-24 18:25 - TP1230 (Beinn Ruadh)
vgc, asphalt plug. Nice hill and view. Walked track from N then ascended from near Bowside Lodge. Could maybe have driven in although was questioned by (friendly) keeper at Dallangwell and unsure whether car park I subsequently found at 824595 is intended for walkers. Continued to S7096 Beinn nam Bo.
2011-05-24 13:06 - TP1259 (Ben Alisky)
Top damaged, metal cap deep letters, by large cairn. Original plan was to get train to Altnabreac and bag Beul Na Faire and this between trains, but went for a circular walk from NW corner of Loch More - just as well, as it turned out. Arriving at Dalwillan Lodge I discovered the footbridge was unusable - just the cables and a deep fast river after a night of rain. Knocked at the farm house to ask about alternatives but no-one about. Checking the map it was clear that a return visit from another direction would involve more than the extra 6 or so miles the detour added so I headed SW into a strong headwind, crossing the R Thurso easily near The Glutt. Then a 3 mile moorland trudge across the intervening summit, a tussocky descent to (ruined) Backlass (the burn a kneedeep wade), finally a wet track N to regain the car - a 27 mile circuit. This being the Highland summer, I found I still had 5 hours for another 2-trig route...
2011-05-24 08:25 - TP1346 (Beul Na Faire)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Original plan was to get train to Altnabreac and bag this and Alisky between trains but went for a circular walk from NW corner of Loch More - just as well, as it turned out - I too had trouble with the R Thurso crossing which added a few miles (see Alisky)
2011-05-23 20:43 - TP0956 (Bad Mor)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters, a Primary with BSM style FB. 4th trig of the day and a trig too far - good access track from NE (locked gate after Shurrery Lodge) but strong headwind; heavy rain on the way back, finished just after 10pm at dusk. Great stuff though, this Goretex.
2011-05-23 15:47 - TP2273 (Cnoc Badaireach Na Gaoithe)
Some superficial cracking, asphalt plug. From E, Badahoun. Track initially passes R of house, becoming obscure higher up; fair bit of boggy ground. Showery descent.
2011-05-23 11:15 - TP4286 (Knockfin Heights)
Superficial cracks, metal cap, deep letters. Amidst peat hags, nice summit. From W, gate by Lochan Dubh, simple climb, crossing the burn just upstream of the major confluence as it had been wet.
2011-05-23 07:33 - TP2565 (Creag Nam Fiadh)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. From NE, footbridge near Loch Ascaig outflow, fairly boggy approach on a wet windy day.
2011-05-22 19:55 - TP4408 (Liath-Bhaid Mhoir)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Visited after Creag Mhor. Track from E, Badanloch. I was advised to ask at the Trout Fishing house for permission to take the car in but they said no. However after some toing and froing he let me park 2 miles in, saving an hour in total, which gave me time to include this hill and its two Tops on the way out.
2011-05-22 14:54 - TP2561 (Creag Mhor)
Small cracks on one edge. No cap or plug. Filthy weather - cold, strong wind and heavy rain. I wanted Aigheanan and h-Iolaire but couldnt face traversing Armine in the conditions so returned to the stalkers track. Then the rain relented and I got my 2 tops, plus a rainbow. Track from E, Badanloch, after Ben Griam Beg. I was advised to ask at the Trout Fishing house for permission to take the car in but they said no. However after some toing and froing he let me park 2 miles in, saving an hour in total, which gave me time to include S7068 and its Tops on the way out. Has to be said the track is a fine walk - views of Loyal etc. Previously visited 26/7/00
2011-05-22 07:53 - TP1270 (Ben Griam Beg)
Trig split in two, FB gone but spider (with asphalt plug) still present. Great view on a lovely morning (pity about the afternoon... on Creag Mhor...) From ESE, good track to (habitable but unoccupied) Greamachary, reasonable terrain beyond. Descended SE via the HuMP and the P30 then waded the loch (thigh deep at the inflow).
2011-05-21 15:57 - TP2268 (Cnoc An Eireannaich)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. In summit shelter. From Braemore, S to Scaraben then W to Eireannaich via a few tops and HuMPs and back along the wide track. Wet, cold and windy at summit.
2011-05-21 12:35 - TP5834 (Scaraben)
BSM style FB, asphalt plug, top corners of pillar crumbling. From N, Braemore, then W to Eireannaich via a few tops and HuMPs and back along the wide track. Strong wind but views OK.
2011-05-21 07:35 - TP4010 (Hope Hill)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Dull tussocky summit. From SSE, Balnacoil, longish easy track walk then boggy trudge from corner of plantation, 773163. May be possible to drive from a bit further E, Ascoile
2011-05-08 12:15 - TP7692 (Harrington North)
Revisited after Paul Bellamys find. Lying in shallow nettly concrete tank. Spider gone; FB is face down and still intact: note that the O S B letters on the FB have been defaced, perhaps reflecting that the trig was not built for normal purposes. 65m NE of its original location (SP 77224 77926). Although in an arable field the Thor site is apparently visited regularly by military enthusiasts and birdwatchers. Access via the crop tramlines was straightforward and a short path linked the North and South sites. Some locals I met said the museum is worth a look (N of airfield, shown on OS map).
2011-05-08 11:49 - TP7657 (Harrington South)
Harrington South - great find by Paul Bellamy. Lying in shallow nettly concrete tank, with spider removed; scar on one face presumably means a removed FB although the 4th face is inaccessible. No FB number on record apparently. 178m due E of original location. A Quail heard calling nearby was an added bonus.
2011-05-07 20:30 - TP6754 (Warren Hill)
vgc, remains of asphalt plug. Revisit for photos, late evening. Last of a 20-trig day including the two UTFs.
2011-05-07 19:30 - TP2692 (Cutbush Farm)
vgc, holed plastic cap. In fairly dense field maple hedge. Revisit for photos. B/w from S then across via field boundary.
2011-05-07 18:50 - TP4454 (Little Yeldham)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Revisit for photos. B/w from S then followed tramline maze to reach the copse.
2011-05-07 18:10 - TP0398 (Maplestead)
vgc, plastic cap, GPS plaque. Revisit for photos (but forgot to get the top; anyway its been recorded already).
2011-05-07 17:30 - TP5876 (Severalls Farm)
vgc, plastic cap. Broken-offf chunk of rusty steel sitting on top. Revisit for photos. Followed tramline maze through tall rape to pillar. Would be no place for a hay fever sufferer. From E, nice woodland en route.
2011-05-07 16:55 - TP5730 (Ropers)
vgc, asphalt plug. Revisit for photos. Bridleway from village then field edge.
2011-05-07 16:00 - TP6308 (Tamizon)
vgc, no cap or plug. Revisit for photos. Busy trig, this one!
2011-05-07 15:15 - TP5596 (Raydon)
vgc, plastic cap. Revisit for photos. No-one else been here?? Access very easy once you realise the footpath goes right in front of the houses; after 100m or so you see the marker posts.
2011-05-07 14:15 - TP2955 (Earls Hall)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Revisit for photos. From north; lesser whitehroat singing in the scrubby section - quite a few around this weekend.
2011-05-07 13:20 - TP0402 (Runkin`S Corner)
No luck. No prior knowledge, just saw it on the POI when visiting the pillar. Certainly didnt look under the hardcore!
2011-05-07 13:15 - TP4349 (Langham Lodge)
vgc, plastic cap. Revisit for photos. Spent a few minutes on the rivet but no luck.
2011-05-07 11:30 - TP6405 (The Mound)
vgc, no cap or plug. No damage I think, other than lack of cap. Revisit for photos. I remembered the Blackwells yard but not the mound! Returned direct to road, unsure which is easier.
2011-05-07 10:45 - TP7040 (Woodfield)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Revisit for photos.
2011-05-07 10:10 - TP4802 (Middle Field Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug, on hedgeless field boundary. Revisit for photos. No damage noted, just the lack of cap.
2011-05-07 09:30 - TP5086 (New Barn)
vgc, no cap or plug. Revisit for photos. Billhook blade tucked into one of the top loops -very Essex!
2011-05-07 09:00 - TP1104 (Beacon Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug. Revisited for photos. Cant say I noticed a cache right next to it ;-)
2011-05-07 08:30 - TP3666 (Hatfield Peverel)
No pillar but there is a replacement Block in exactly the right place (SE edge of hardstanding). OS trig archive states <Replaced by surface block 03/84> with co-ords identical to the millimetre. Anyway as far as original pillar is concerned it is DM. Raining at the time with copious late-spring vegetation but the pillar itself could be lurking nearby.
2011-05-07 07:20 - TP2727 (Danbury)
Revisited for photo but can see very little from outside due to surrounding trees and hedges. One of these days someone will enter and discover the pillar is still there....
2011-05-07 06:43 - TP6070 (South Hanningfield)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Revisit for photos. Oilseed rape - followed tramlines.
2011-05-02 09:57 - TP1181 (Beinn Dronaig)
vgc, cylindrical, no cap or plug, on rocky outcrop. A bit overshadowed by surrounding Munros but a lovely walk to a fine hill (I went straight up W ridge from bridge). 06:30 start to beat the heat, 7h circuit including the Yeaman Meall Ruadh on the way back. The real marathon then began - the afternoon / night drive back to Peterborough. Cracking 13 trig weekend - we should have royal weddings more often!
2011-05-01 20:22 - TP0954 (Bad A' Chreamha)
vgc, cylindrical, no cap or plug. Alligin-Liathach-Eighe trigs on a perfect spring day, then superb late-evening Skye view and sunset over Beinn Bhan: altogether one of the best hill days I have had in a long time. From SE, across pasture then steep slope, would be bracken hell in a few weeks time.
2011-05-01 16:44 - TP1185 (Beinn Eighe)
Stonebuilt, FB missing, top slightly damaged; no cap or plug. Followed obvious path from SSE, which reaches the S spur 200m S of the trig. Made the short traverse to revisit the airy Munro summit. Alligin-Liathach-Eighe trigs on a perfect spring day :-)
2011-05-01 11:26 - TP4407 (Liathach)
Yes, the 2 reinforcing rods are definite trig remains; also a rather battered small Bolt. Whole of SW slope above village was on fire almost to ridge level but an ascent to Mullach an Rathain was possible. Made a spur-of-the-moment traverse to the Northern Pinnacles - scarier than I remember from my previous visit! I headed down gaining exciting close-up views of the fire which was encroaching on the path (partly paved, starts at NG913554, copse). Alligin-Liathach-Eighe trigs on a perfect spring day :-)
2011-05-01 08:02 - TP1149 (Beinn Alligin)
vgc, stonebuilt, no cap or plug. Perched on summit outcrop. Very tempted to carry on round the horseshoe on a superb morning but having done the Tops previously I was intent on visiting the Torridon Big 3 trigs during the day. Smoke from the Liathach fire but clear view from summit.
2011-04-30 20:47 - TP5897 (Sgurr Na Bana Mhoraire)
FB gone and a couple stones missing from this stonebuilt pillar. 4th of the day and a bit of a late start but being here at sunset was superb. Steep descent direct from the col then back across to the excellent well-hidden path back down, with impressive dusk views of the Liathach fire which had become well established above Torridon village during the day. From NE, path leaves road 100m NW of bridge.
2011-04-30 19:49 - TP2601 (Croic Bheinn)
vgc, stonebuilt, no cap or plug, set on fine slabby sub-summit. From NNE, Inverbain: well established hill path passes the house; after 1.5mi in very dry conditions I headed straight up. A neat grassy ledge breaches the cliffs at about NG767519. From here I suddenly realised Liathach was on fire! It was to burn for 3 days. I had been to the summit before, but unsure if I went to the trig on that occasion.
2011-04-30 14:30 - TP1141 (Beinn A Chlachain)
Cylindrical trig, no cap or plug. Top damaged with a chunk loose: when it goes the spider will be away. From SW, rather hot climb from road then nice ridgewalk.
2011-04-30 09:27 - TP1156 (Beinn Bhan)
Top screed a bit broken up but stonebuilt pillar otherwise sound. Yes, fantastic hill despite flattish summit - was in cloud on my previous visit. From S, bagged 2 GTs and 2 CTs but the Chioch and Phoit tops will have to wait - they are a long way down. Very windy morning - the day when the 3 day Liathach fire started.
2011-04-29 19:41 - TP3370 (Glas Bheinn)
Top 2/3 of pillar shifted immediately above FB level and overhnging by a couple of inches. No cap or plug. From ESE, path has been routed around Tullich, then straight up steep slopes. Back via the Yeaman and the lower GT, then descended E down a beautiful steep grassy re-entrant just when I was wondering how to get down before dark!
2011-04-29 16:34 - TP1940 (Carn Breac)
FB gone, no cap or plug but stonebuilt pillar otherwise in good order. In shelter cairn. Extensive view but a grey afternoon with a strong cold wind. From E, good track until below saddle then intermittent path and grassy sections lead steeply to ridge.
2011-04-29 13:43 - TP1967 (Carn Mhartuin)
vgc, stonebuilt, no cap or plug. From WNW, Inver, layby and footbridge. I lost the path fairly early and headed straight up the ridge, probably not the best line but a nice walk on a sunny day.
2011-04-29 08:20 - TP1970 (Carn Na Coinnich)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Also visited the 6 attached Graham Tops. The footbridge at NH293539 has a padlocked gate and involves a slightly tricky climb but isnt the best place to start anyway :-(
2011-04-10 15:00 - TP1256 (Ben Aigan)
A group of us here to celebrate Alan Dawsons last mainland Marilyn (there are about 1550: he has been up all but three). Q: how many girls can you get on a trig? A: depends on how many girls you have ... and how much champagne they have drunk ;-) A fourth lady turned up; funnily enough she just kept walking!
The 3 trigettes Janet, Louise, Alison and some pink Carver
2011-04-10 09:33 - TP1961 (Carn Kitty)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Heathery summit, trig beside old fencepost and boundary stone with D and K on opposite faces. Wind farm nearby to NE. From NW: farmer reckoned I could probably drive to Berryburn - which I did:-) This gave me time to bag the P30 and the HuMP Larig Hill before heading to Ben Aigan for Alan Dawsons last mainland Marilyn.
2011-04-10 07:02 - TP1973 (Carn Na Loine)
vgc, no cap or plug. Surprisingly infrequently visited for a Marilyn with a track most of the way. Remainder of climb a bit tussocky-heathery but not hard, from SW.
2011-04-09 17:41 - TP2575 (Creagan A Chaise)
FB undermined - someone has tried to dig it out. Cement? plug. A few m N of the 4m-tall summit cairn. From SW, taking in the Graham Top en route. One spot has parking on the N verge. Then to Tomintoul for a very welcome meal after a tough 4-trig day.
2011-04-09 14:45 - TP2604 (Cromdale)
vgc, no cap or plug. Green rocky oasis in a sea of brown. Hot April afternoon, decent views. From SE, fine footbridge over the Dee with parking just to NE. Heather fairly well-kept, not a bad ascent.
2011-04-09 11:28 - TP2428 (Corryhabbie)
Top corner chipped. No cap or plug. In stone shelter cairn. Big cast iron hat is now lying beside the trig. Reminiscent of those provided for the big square trigs hereabouts (Findlays Seat/Brown Muir etc) but I dont recall seeing one on a Hotine before. From SW, Allanreid; took in a few other tops; descended via Achdregnie.
2011-04-09 08:24 - TP0028 (Well Of The Lecht)
N corner of NW buttress of bridge.
2011-04-09 07:30 - TP4313 (Ladder Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug. Sitting on a rather cute green mossy mound. Circuit from SW, Well Of The Lecht, including 2 Corbett Tops ... and the Rivet. Some mist on the Tops but a nice view of the snowy Gorms from the trig. Hill name Carn Mor.
2011-04-03 12:00 - TP5408 (Pen-Y-Ddinas)
Interesting site. GPSr took me to an awkward bouldery area just W of a small pool: I built a little cairn in memoriam S6353 (199m GPSr). Highest surviving ground is a nice outcrop SW of the ex trig, just a walk-up, 230m at SN 62758 35753(GPSr). 1906-07 1:10,560 map on old-maps.co.uk has a small 800ft co and apparent 826ft spot ht (symbol presumably a cairn not a trig!) equivalent to 251m
2011-04-02 12:00 - TP1520 (Bolahaul)
Revisit for a closer look. vgc, metal cap, deep letters.
2011-04-02 12:00 - TP4492 (Llwyn-Melyn)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Had fun accessing the top!
2011-03-27 13:19 - TP2927 (Dunrig)
A few shallow cracks at base. Metal cap, shallow letters; GPS plaque. By fence; summit of the Donald is a little way further SW. From S, Dryhope (parking at NT273244), up via the Peebles path, down via Slate Cleugh (easy) and Deepslack Knowe (hard!)
2011-03-27 09:14 - TP2681 (Culter Fell)
Pillar vgc but looking rickety as base is partly broken away. Asphalt plug. By fence. From E, Glenkirk, parking between bridge and CG. Up Glenlood Hill and Broomy Law (Glenkerie wind farm under construction) then crossed to Culter. Highlight was blackcock heard lekking, apparently near farm.
2011-03-26 16:07 - TP2053 (Cauld Face)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. From Nether Phawhope (parking by CG), circuit of five 500m summits from Dobs Craig N to Hope Head.
2011-03-26 11:53 - TP6434 (The Wiss)
Top breaking up, 2 retaining loops almost detached. Metal cap, deep letters. Tussocky summit. From E, forest road SW, up wide grassy gully then narrow break then thru fairly easy spruce.
2011-03-26 09:03 - TP3648 (Hart Fell)
vgc, asphalt plug, in shelter cairn. Circuit from Capplegill. Fine view with semi inversion, other tops in cloud.
2011-03-20 16:42 - TP2856 (Drumbow Resr)
Indebted to Clochandighter for this one - I didnt know it had been refound. Visited with Cd and Coinea after our Fortissat visit. FB and spider have been removed, presumably by the OS. Not a good idea to park on the private road / verge - low profile seems best policy ...
2011-03-20 15:28 - TP3005 (Easter Fortissat)
Lying in W corner of small paddock 150m W of northernmost buildings of farm, amongst machinery. Metal cap, shallow lettering. FB facing down, can be felt but not photographed (not by me anyway). Visited with Clochandighter and Coinea (who supplied the GPS ref - I left mine in car), from N although a boggy approach, may be easier using small parking spot to W, walking along road then thru trees. We saw a square imprint just visible on grassy summit which is presumably where the trig stood - matched GPS pretty well.
2011-03-20 13:16 - TP4772 (Menteith Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug. Grassy summit of heathery hill. 2nd visit, have yet to find the main path. From SSW, main car park, forest roads until in line with main col NW of summit, straightforward ascent thru densish mature spruce then climbed by LHS of stream to col, then main path along ridge. Tried to follow path down but soon lost it and headed straight down from col via wide gap between trees (this bit would be bracken nightmare in summer). Met a couple on top, asked if they were Marilyn bagging but No, it was just their local hill. She was 50 Munros short of a compleation.
2011-03-20 11:02 - TP6534 (Torlum)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. From ESE, Ballochargie, forest roads then path to summit. In cloud: no view today.
2011-03-20 09:10 - TP4881 (Moncreiffe Hill)
vgc, asphalt plug, fine view. On the lower of 2 hill forts; I went on to revisit the Marilyn summit. Woodland trust, sculpture trail. I came up from NW thru farmyard same as last time (limited parking on road) but info board indicates there are car parks to NE and SE.
2011-03-20 07:28 - TP6170 (Steeles Knowe)
vgc, no cap or plug. Dampish grassy summir. From NNE, Bankfold, track then damp pasture. Raw grey morning, no view.
2011-03-19 18:13 - TP4400 (Lendrick Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug. Quick single to round off the day - an appropriate metaphor as The Angry Corrie reports a cricket game using trig as wicket! http://bubl.ac.uk/org/tacit/tac/tac65/tac65omyh246r.htm From W, car park, exited forest at first bend, headed up outside of fence then to trig. Found main track which I followed down but preferred my upward route - drier and more scenic.
2011-03-19 14:56 - TP0672 (Ben Cleugh)
vgc, plastic cap, GPS plaque. In stone shelter which was very welcome on a bitterly cold day. With Dave Hewitt, from Dollar Glen, ridge from Whitewisp, down via Ever and The Nebit. Completely missed the old trig carcase in the snow and cold but see it in my photo.
2011-03-19 08:02 - TP1282 (Ben Ledi)
Deep crack at FB height, no cap or plug. Deep snow, in cloud with a brief window of a view W. Continued N to the 3 Graham Tops then descended to the Stank Glen path.
2011-03-18 12:23 - TP1174 (Beinn Chaorach)
vgc, no cap or plug. From SSW via resr track. Continued E over the 3 Graham Tops, a bit of a slog in soft snow and into a strong squally headwind on the way back. My last LR56 pillar apart from the distantly seen Mam Mor.
2011-03-18 12:00 - TP8961 (Rodneys Pillar Monument)
Last visited with trig pillar but have been here a few times.
2011-03-18 08:03 - TP4641 (Maol Meadhonach)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Fine snowy morning. From Glen Kinglass, track to 450m then straight up. Back via Maol Breac (HuMP).
2011-03-12 12:00 - TP3208 (Porthamel)
Revisited for a closer look. vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters, pasture, 2m from highway fence. Limited view today: big hills in cloud and rain starting.
2011-03-05 12:00 - TP5709 (Rock Green)
Revisit for a closer look. Slight cracking at FB height as per earlier log but I will go with Good. Very neat metal cap with small raised letters. Frosty earlyish morning.
2011-02-28 13:30 - TP1307 (Ben Venue)
Bottom half of a stonebuilt pillar, FB intact. Great view, wonderful Springlike end-of-Feb day. Circuit from SW, path from Ledard, taking in the 3 GTs.
2011-02-28 09:00 - TP2884 (Dumglow)
vgc, remains of asphalt plug, grassy summit. Nice climb on a frosty morning. From ENE: follow forest road W; turn S at jct; in c.200m find old wall and follow W; at little old fallen gate fork L: overgrown firebreak gives access to grassy slopes. First checked Loch Glow access road - barrier locked (Monday a.m.).
2011-02-27 16:00 - TP2990 (East Lomond)
vgc, no cap or plug. First revisited the Marilyn summit with its fine detailed topograph. Leisurely 3-trig Lomonds circuit with Keith and Dani.
2011-02-27 14:00 - TP2853 (Drumain)
vgc, metal cap, shallow well-formed letters. In edge of low-conifers plantation with a view out over Glenrothes to Isle of May, Berwick Law, Arthurs Seat and Pentlands. Leisurely 3-trig Lomonds circuit with Keith and Dani. Picknicked here. En route from West Lomond, had my best-ever view of Crossbills, watched at close quarters for quite a while.
2011-02-27 12:30 - TP0674 (West Lomond)
vgc, asphalt plug, GPS plaque. Bitter wind from NW, no place to hang around today. Leisurely 3-trig Lomonds circuit with Keith and Dani.
2011-02-26 16:00 - TP0047 (Haugh)
Thought Id have a quick look on the way out - for once I found it straightaway; soil fairly soft. W side of road, 2ft R of RH gatepost, 3ft back from road edge, 3 or 4 inches down.
2011-02-26 14:00 - TP3123 (Fasheilach)
vgc, no cap or plug. Standing in a rough circle of stones. Grassy summit. 20 mi circuit via from Invermarkie, Monawee and a few other tops. Nice views to snowy Driesh and Mayar. Fasheilach and Monawee were both on Fiona Grahams original Grahams list based on distance from nearest higher ground. Excellent day out.
2011-02-26 10:00 - TP4944 (Mount Keen)
vgc, no cap or plug (shallow crack around pillar at half height, maybe just a construction joint). 4 plugs drilled into side, suggesting a plaque has been removed. Fine rocky summit with pillar cast onto highest rocks. Standard ascent from Invermarkie, via Queens Well; 20 mi circuit via Fasheilach and Monawee- both of which were on Fiona Grahams original Grahams list based on distance from nearest higher ground. Excellent day out.
2011-02-26 01:00 - TP4969 (Muirheads Resr)
Revisit for a closer look. Gate partially off hinges and very easy. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters.
2011-02-20 17:00 - TP2759 (Delph Farm)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Revisited for a closer look. Some attentive sheep, otherwise all quiet.
2011-02-20 13:00 - TP1511 (Boardmans Heights Resr)
Fence has grown since my last visit: 4m electrified fence around the resr itself, enclosed by the older pointy steel fence. Several CCTV cameras. Took the scope up and got a decent FB shot - guess thatll have to do.
2011-02-20 12:00 - TP2627 (Crow Nest)
vgc, plastic cap insert. Inside pointy fence. Revisit for a closer look.
2011-02-20 11:00 - TP5518 (Powson Knott)
Spider exposed but pillar itself sound. Metal cap, wide raised letters. Came back to visit the relocated HuMP summit (the eastern spot height is slightly higher); called in for some trig pics. Nice limestone hill; old kiln at top end of walled lane access from SSW.
2011-02-06 16:00 - TP5638 (Resr Mount Hill)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Revisit for photos.
2011-02-06 11:00 - TP5578 (Ramsden Heath Resr)
Revisit to check out the Bolt. The Trigonomy verdict is that this is a new bolt not a pillar bolt. I guess the pillar went when the original structure was rebuilt (or the earth and grass stripped off). Bolt is near NE corner, 1m in diagonally. The OS trigs archive says nothing of destruction so I guess the pillar went in late 1980s / early 90s.
2011-02-06 10:00 - TP5678 (Ridgeway)
Return visit for photos. vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. All quiet Sun a.m.; no donkeys.
2010-12-18 09:00 - TP3527 (Grove Kennels)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, with neat large shallow letters (Orkney-style - not deep as I noted in 2003), spider significantly off-centre. N edge of copse, 100m E of field entrance (where I parked). Easy to see in winter. Ground frozen, needed some determined trowel work to remove the inch of soil to see the FB no.
2010-12-12 14:28 - TP5101 (New Ville)
As Brisey says. Spider gone but FB unscathed. Relocated 600m ESE to yard/storage area. SK8104393817 GPSr (+/-2.8m) Congrats to Norman Baxter for finding this, 17 Sept 2008 (not a TUK member); thanks to asbown for passing on the info. As we were walking out we were met by the ?keeper, saw the parked cars and wondered what we were up to. Perfectly friendly, had no problem with what we were doing. Brewers Arms, Clayworth does a good pint and a nice meal.
2010-12-11 13:30 - TP5486 (Pole Hill)
Revisit for photos. Lower part of the 2 and 7 are missing - presumably due to a flaw in casting the FB. London view a bit grey today. Someone has graffittied on the meridian plaque to say that this is not the highest point in London (errr did anyone say it was? www.hill-bagging.co.uk/CountyTops.php)
2010-12-11 10:50 - TP3748 (Hertford Heath)
Revisit for photos - no change from last time. Fieldfare, Nuthatch...
2010-12-11 10:20 - TP4887 (Monkhams Hall)
Revisit for photos. Metal cap has gone since my last visit. London view rather grey today. Go Cassandy ... :-)
2010-12-11 09:40 - TP1377 (Birchwood Cottages)
Revisit for photos - no change, metal cap, deep letters. Reviewing my pic I am happy with my original conclusion - the last digit is an 8 modified into a 3.
2010-12-11 08:35 - TP1782 (Burnham Green)
Revisit for photos - no change since last time.
2010-12-11 08:00 - TP1667 (Bromley Common)
Revisit for photos. Yes it occurred to me it would have been an easy drive-in although snowy today. Metal cap (shallow letters) still in place.
2010-12-04 14:11 - TP7425 (Beinn Bhuidhe)
Top half of a toppled stonebuilt pillar incorporated into summit cairn: top loops and centre tube but no spider. No summit view but Cruachan from the SW top was superb. 10h (!) circuit from head of Loch Fyne (parking by old bridge): Bhuidhe + Clachan + the GT and 3 CTs. In snowshoes but still heavy going in deepish snow. Track in Glen icy most of the way back. Can someone post a non-snowy photo of this one ...? Replaced by surface block according to OS trig archive.
2010-12-04 10:00 - TP2189 (Clachan Hill)
vgc, asphalt plug. Summits mostly in cloud but view of snowy Cruachan from here was superb. 10h (!) circuit from head of Loch Fyne (parking by old bridge): Bhuidhe + Clachan + the GT and 3 CTs. In snowshoes but still heavy going in deepish snow. Track in Glen icy most of the way back.
2010-11-28 15:45 - TP3232 (Fort Borstal)
vgc, no cap or plug, FB facing west, S above numbers, 3rd digit damaged. In hawthorn scrub at top of bank just W of remains of a WW2 gun emplacement. Also a very nice (unusually, horizontal format) cut BM a few m to SW. Fairly typical Palmerston Fort, but with more concrete used in construction than is usual. 5th? time lucky. Visited by prior arrangement - many thanks to Mick and Christine for their hospitality. What a fascinating place to live!
2010-11-28 08:00 - TP3451 (Great Chart)
Revisit for photos. Scrub, cotoneaster, brambles and rose have grown up since I was last there - got to within 4m according to GPSr. 65m N of the sculpture.
2010-11-27 16:30 - TP5318 (Parsonage Farm)
Called back for some photos - a bit late but the tree silhouette was atmospheric at dusk. From SW: quite a bit of motorbike damage.
2010-11-27 16:00 - TP0884 (Arkley Resr)
Revisit for photos. Metal cap, shallow letters - no change. Same tactic as Arnand, late on a frosty afternoon: just 2 golfers around: they either didnt see me or werent bothered.
2010-11-27 11:00 - TP7673 (Pound Farm)
Arable field 15m N of track, very low crop, no trace of pillar. S4468 at TL 16507 11328 according to OS records : www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm20927 : <[TL32/T13] reported destroyed 1948; evidently replaced by Block> (itself destroyed 07/62 according to OS trig archive). Site is now owned by Woodland Trust and part of Heartwood Forest although the pillar site is still in farm tenure at present. I checked hedgerows and woodland edges, also went to the nearest farm (Hillend). Farmhouse is fenced and apparently being renovated and allegedly guard-dogged so I didnt check the yard, and suspect that the OS would have removed and destroyed pillars in those days. Popular area with (non-guard) dog walkers and horse riders, on a frosty morning. OS trig archive lists a supposedly-current Block nearby, Hillend Farm at TL 16335.563 11384.047, 200m WNW of trig site, at/near track bend. I had a quick look but made no serious attempt to find - ground frozen.
Ex-s4468 site looking SW GPSr marks the spot
2010-11-27 09:30 - TP4440 (Little Easthall Farm)
Back for some photos. Easy bag today: open gate. Ground frozen, otherwise would have been wet. Metal cap, shallow letters - no change.
2010-11-27 08:00 - TP5987 (Sish Lane)
Revisit for pics. Drove in, much the same as 6 years ago. A few minutes later, after several turnings, en route to the old town centre (in search of S085), I found myself driving along ... Sish Lane!
2010-11-14 12:02 - TP0677 (Mount Battock)
vgc, plastic plug; old repairs; GPS plaque. Bleak snowy windy summit; no view. 15mi circuit including Hill of Cat and a few Graham Tops. Descended N via Baudnacauner, making use of the tracks.
2010-11-14 09:37 - TP3868 (Hill Of Cat)
vgc, no cap or plug. The cross has been planted in the ground next to the trig. Covering of fresh snow: I overlooked the dead pillar assuming its still there. 15mi circuit including Battock and a few Graham Tops. Track from NE: folk at Castle of Birse dont welcome visitors - I skirted round N side of Castle Grounds then rejoined track.
2010-11-13 16:06 - TP6240 (Sturdy Hill)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Tussocky summit, good track from SSW, then straight up from saddle. Last of the day, at the trig for a watery sunset, back down just before dusk.
2010-11-13 13:55 - TP6221 (Strathfinella Hill)
vgc, metal cap partly unscrewed, deep letters. Mossy, beside mossy cairn. Yep, not hard to find - especially if you have a GPS pointing at it! From main E-W ride, take fire break N for a few m then look for trig in narrow gap on L. Came up from SE, same as last time. No convenient parking on road, easy to park at forest gate, NO716776. Steep path up over Black Hill is quite a bit more overgrown than 9 years ago but seems to have been pruned recently. Coincidentally my last trig of the day was the adjacent FB: S5801, a very different setting.
2010-11-13 12:31 - TP3423 (Goyle Hill)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. At foot of peat hag hence not quite the highest point. From SE; note path runs out above Bogburn - head up to forest corner then pick up forest road.
2010-11-13 10:09 - TP4384 (Leachie Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug. Heathery bump at end of ridge. I wanted Monluth Hill (HuMP) too so drove in (from NO791893) then walked the overgrown track E to trig.
2010-11-13 07:27 - TP4936 (Mount Blair)
Deep crack at FB level; no cap or plug. Snowy, cold and windy. Quick bag from NW (parking, gate), boggy at start. Also bagged FB G846 on nearby Brewlands Bridge.
2010-11-12 15:12 - TP4595 (M O S Eastriggs)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters, on tussocky knoll. Knowing I would be in the area I contacted Security at MoD Longtown a few weeks beforehand, who kindly set up a Friday pm visit and arranged a camera pass. On reporting in at the main (=village) entrance I was escorted to the pillar by police car! Quite an extensive narrow gauge railway network on site. Future of site w.r.t. defence review is currently unknown.
2010-10-30 17:25 - TP7669 (Telegraph Hill)
www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm20870 states: [TR26/T33] reported destroyed 30/10/1943; pillar evidently converted to Buried Block, itself destroyed 1961; lost to Manston Airfield? (now Kent International Airport). GPSr pointed to flattish grassy summit and highpoint of airport, 130m inside (N of) S perimeter fence. Convenient pull-in a few metres to W. A couple of dusky drizzly shots for the record.
2010-10-30 12:00 - TP2164 (Chislet Colly)
Called back for a site photo. My GPS also said 20m inside (N of) S fence. Planned to look in hedge but couldnt be bothered - and reading Arnands log am glad I didnt! Expect the site would be cleared prior to construction so stashing trig in hedge less likely in this case.
2010-10-30 07:57 - TP6493 (Tiptree Hill)
Called back for photos. Inside copse near its SE corner, 87m S of original location. GPS gave elev as 57m (quoted horizontal accuracy about 5m). About 100m W of start of wood the fence is fairly easy.
2010-10-17 15:00 - TP2903 (Dunaneach)
vgc, Vanessa, no cap or plug. In shelter cairn. Great view, wonderful Autumn afternoon, crisp and clear. From WNW, forest track, past 1st hairpin a path heads straight up then stops. Brief fight thru young spruce to tussocky ground which improves with height. Fine hill: followed ridge NE over various Corbett- and Graham Tops, Sgulaird, Stob Gaibhre then descended to Glen Ure and followed farm track back to start.
2010-10-17 14:30 - TP1150 (Beinn An Aonaich Mhoir)
vgc, Vanessa, metal cap, wide raised letters. Heathery summit, fine stormy view across Corran Narrows: everything higher in cloud. From S, first 50m of ascent quite challenging, upper hill straightforward, a bit brackeny. I parked in old quarry at NN050610 and went straight up from a few m to E. This involved an awkward little arete which I didnt fancy descending so aimed further E towards the kirk. Forced a few m W by awkward slabby scree slope, I descended into garden of next house! Luckily no-one about and easy gated egress to road. W ridge from Onich might be best bet? Managed to leave camera in car so no pics, luckily GRP has already done the honours. A fun way to round off a damp day.
2010-10-17 11:30 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)
Windy drizzly day, with Rod, Lindsay and Alan to celebrate Andrew Tibbetts Munro comple(a)tion. Proceedings enlivened by a bottle of rather excellent Ben Nevis whisky ... and 3 Aussie girls :-)
2010-10-16 09:30 - TP1263 (Ben Cruachan)
1/3 of a Vanessa, FB still there. Perfect Autumn day, roaring of stags echoing around the corries. From SW, near hotel entrance, followed E bank of Allt Gruiniche then bouldery traverse made awkward by frost. Back via Meall nan Each and Meall Copagach, all the time enjoying superb views up Etive to Starav and Trilleachan. Earlyish start, met no-one.
2010-10-10 13:00 - TP7505 (Great How)
Easily found, 1.5m S of summit cairn on flat slab outcrop. Out for a dozen Birketts & Synges on a lovely warm clear October day, revisited this summit having seen the trig symbol on POI and Explorer.
2010-10-02 16:47 - TP5203 (Oakers Hill)
170m E of its original location, in W edge of copse (10m R of a small wooden structure) just above the farm. vgc, metal cap, deep letters. FB partially buried but not difficult to dig out. The lady was just taking her dog for a walk as I arrived, and explained her husband had moved it, and told me where to look. He later came and spoke to me, said the pillar had been about 10m into the field and the OS agreed it could be removed as it was now redundant. This was c. 1995. GPSr recorded position as SO 34803 46036, accuracy c.4m, elevation 127m.
2010-09-19 20:39 - TP7692 (Harrington North)
Harrington North - Project Emily Site #17, SP 77224 77926 according to OS records: two trigs built in association with the Thor missile installation. Several large and quite well preserved Project Thor missile base related mass concrete structures are nearby but the runways have been broken up with the exception of a concrete road / taxiway which the N-S bridleway follows. Could see no sign of either North or South trigs; FB numbers apparently unknown.
Harrington North trig site Red bag marks the spot
2010-09-19 14:00 - TP1194 (Beinn Leamhain)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Vanessa. On prominent knoll 300m ESE of (Marilyn) summit, hence probably missed it on my previous visit to the hill. From NE, parked just S of Sallachan turn. Deep bracken initially then interesting ascent threading up thru buttresses and burns. Drizzly day but fine view E up Loch Leven from below the clouds. Rain came on in earnest as I got back to the car - time to head home.
2010-09-19 12:00 - TP6187 (Stob Coire A' Chearcaill)
vgc (top surface slightly rounded), no cap or plug. Drizzly day, heavy rain overnight so for simplicity I went from N, forest road, cattle/quad path follows the narrow gap between plantations, tussocky moorland then steep clean ascent. WSW to Sgurr an Iubhair then contoured back, crossed the burns high up then picked up my ascent route. Impressive hill even on a poor day.
2010-09-19 08:00 - TP1897 (Camusnagaul)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Drizzly morning, misty view down to Loch Eil and the Fort and the lower part of Melantee. From NE, thru trees, followed fence then open moorland.
2010-09-18 14:00 - TP1187 (Beinn Fhionnlaidh)
vgc, Vanessa, no cap or plug, in summit shelter cairn. Dreich, no view. From SE, Invercharnan (friendly folk and especially dogs!) - parking just to NW; forest road and path lead to open (boggy) moorland. Descended NE ridge of E Top (seriously steep); back via Meall a Bhuiridh.
2010-09-18 09:00 - TP1301 (Ben Starav)
0.5m stump of a Vanessa with FB gone (obvious scar), converted to a Block with top surface roughly made good and a small rivet fitted. 5m NE of summit cairn and slightly lower. Dreich morning and no view but a fine climb, from NNE, path via Coiletin, shortcut path S, boulder-hopped across burn then good path up NNE ridge. Descended SE via the 2 Munro Tops (one a Deleted Top) - nice narrow ridge with a little scrambling. Then descended path from bealach, using footbridge at 136460. Fionnlaidh in the afternoon: weather much the same... Note: latest on OS trig archive is maintenance date of 1969 altho they presumably did the conversion. I have seen a note that as of July 1990, pillar was broken off but FB apparently remained.
2010-09-12 12:24 - TP0736 (Gore Hill)
vgc, asphalt (?) plug, GPS plaque. Middle of arable field. Called back for photos.
2010-09-12 11:40 - TP2098 (Cerne Abbas Resr)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Resr with low gate, next to farm & cottages. Called back for photos
2010-09-11 12:07 - TP3236 (Fort Rowner)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. On grassy goat-grazed roof. View fairly limited nowadays, due to trees. I booked on one of the 2011 Heritage Open Days, which included a tour of the old fort and 2 museums. The main itinerary did NOT include the trig, as there are (according to English Heritage) Health & Safety issues. And yes, need a torch.
2010-09-09 18:30 - TP7657 (Harrington South)
Project Emily Site #17. 50m into an arable field, harvested and recently ploughed at time of visit: no trace of pillar. Harrington North at SP 77224 77926 same story. Several large and quite well preserved Project Thor missile base related mass concrete structures are nearby but the runways been broken up with the exception of a concrete road / taxiway with the N-S bridleway follows. Plenty of old concrete around, much of it being drainage pipe surrounds (a feature familar to Emily-hunters). The trigs may be lurking in vegetation but I assume they were taken away with the main runway debris. They are certainly not where they should be - no surprise having looked at aerial mapping some time ago. No FB number on record for either pillar, it seems.
2010-09-05 15:50 - TP1176 (Beinn Cheathaich)
vgc, asphalt plug. Rock and grass summit, sprawling cairn. Already been to both Munros (and this Top) years ago, so just a quick(ish) trig revisit to finish the weekend. Parking at W end of Lochay road (locked gate). Lady at Lubchurran gave me a wave; was gone when I got down, maybe a weekend commuter. Track from there crosses NE slopes at 680m, whence steep dampish slopes lead to trig.
2010-09-05 13:06 - TP1281 (Ben Lawers)
No cap or plug. Agree with Lone Walker - damage is more than slight. Deep cracks - amazing it is still holding together. Base is undermined and comically precarious. At rocky summit with shapely cairn on a nearby slightly higher outcrop. Busy mountain even on a dreich day. From visitor centre, up and down in 1h 40 - excellent fun. A few spills on the way down - dodgy overtaking moves in trail shoes. Seemed to entertain the walkers!
2010-09-05 09:52 - TP1310 (Ben Vrackie)
vgc. Forgot to check top cap. Trig adopted by Perth & Kinross Council. Wind driven scotch mist at the top did nothing for the view nor photo clarity. From S, took signposted path to bealach, then Meall Uaine, Aodainn, then character-building heathery traverse to Daimh, then good path to trig. Another 9 folk on their way up even on a dreich day. Met a couple who had been up their local hill <hundreds of times>.
2010-09-04 19:47 - TP2737 (Dathbhuidhe)
vgc, no cap or plug. In turfed wind shelter, heathery summit. I had this down as a relative quickie to finish the day but only just got down before dark. From SE (on LR42 but I had to sketch in forest road details from LR43 and 52), forest roads to cross burn, follow damp ride N and W to escape forest then tussocky climb to summit.
2010-09-04 16:39 - TP1200 (Beinn Mholach)
vgc, asphalt plug. Overtopped by a fine beehive cairn 2-3m tall (similar to the one on nearby Chuallaich?). From S, parked at Aulich just W of bridge. Longish walk-in, visited Gualann Sheilach) Yeaman then the trig. Jog-walked back down, intent on S9393 before dark.
2010-09-04 11:00 - TP1143 (Beinn A' Chuallaich)
Damaged below FB: a couple of smallish chunks missing. No cap or plug. Forgot camera, so no pics (and no view anyway). From S, Drumchastle Farm: track (soon runs out at deer fence): 5-top circuit including 2 500s, 2GTs then the trig. Descended S ridge to pick up the mapped path (which is excellent) to Druimglas. Found some dwarf birch on slopes of Meall na Eun - first Ive seen for a while.
2010-09-04 07:45 - TP6603 (Tulach Hill)
vgc, asphalt plug. Fog, deep wet bracken - guess Autumn is here. From NE, layby N side of A9, pasture. Descended via another burn 200m W of layby, which has a good track beside it.
2010-07-27 12:27 - TP6488 (Tingley Hall)
Rumour has it - trig will hopefully reappear somewhere on site. Watch this [Public Open] space ....
2010-07-25 13:45 - TP6385 (The Goet)
vgc, no cap or plug. Circuit of 7 tops from Rottal, starting with Tops of Fichell, out to Glansie trig then over Ruragh.
2010-07-25 11:45 - TP3880 (Hill Of Glansie)
Deep crack at FB level, on 3 sides. Asphalt plug. W side of a new stone track. Circuit of 7 tops, from Rottal, starting with Tops of Fichell, ending with Tirran. Double electric fence encountered a few times - crossing points but not always quite where needed. Nice circuit, mostly decent terrain.
2010-07-25 08:00 - TP2832 (Driesh)
Top chipped, otherwise vgc. From ENE, started up the Kilbo path but with no particular need to revisit Mayar and with another route in mind for later, I headed straight up from NO269750, keeping to R side of a gully - nice ascent. Took a more direct descent to same point, straightforward but less pleasant.
2010-07-24 18:00 - TP2045 (Cat Law)
vgc, no cap or plug. From SW, track obscure at first, but obvious once beyond the tree belt.
2010-07-24 13:15 - TP0675 (Badendun Hill)
vgc, GPS plaque, no cap or plug. Badandun Hill on map. From W, Fergus, past keepers cottage then straight up. Nice circuit including Craigie Thieves and a few other tops. A few low clouds around but they stayed above me.
2010-07-24 11:00 - TP3618 (Hare Cairn)
vgc, no cap or plug. Dull summit, decent view. Had a hard time in the forest last time. This time much better: from Backwater car park, followed wall & fence W from NO249617 then good track N along ridge to summit.
2010-07-24 08:22 - TP2768 (Deuchary Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug. From SE, Butterstone, no obvious parking so drove in to the Riechip turnoff and parked at the No Unauthorised Vehicles sign. Followed mapped track which passes S of summit, then steep climb. Descended S to saddle then E to Grewshill which is easier. Back via the Yeaman, Benachally. Nice circuit Clochandighters car park is presumably on the W approach.
2010-07-22 19:56 - TP7614 (Field Farm)
(non-visit log) According to bench-marks.org.uk (info from OS archives) [SU19/18] pillar completed 26/11/1938 at cost of £3 12s 2d; evidently deemed unsuitable for observation, and reported destroyed 08/02/1951 - approximate location only
2010-07-18 13:14 - TP2914 (Dundreich)
vgc, asphalt plug, grassy summit. From Eddleston, S along ridge to Shieldgreen (Makeness) Kipps then back via Whiteside Edge - nice circuit, mostly good underfoot.
2010-07-18 09:33 - TP6965 (Windlestraw Law)
Top screed mostly gone revealing pebbly concrete of main structure. No cap or plug. Boggy summit, thick cloud, no view. From S, Walkerburn, circuit including two 500m tops and the near miss Cairn Hill.
2010-07-17 18:37 - TP1424 (Black Knowe Head)
minor damage to top screed, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Tussocky hill and summit. From SE, gate. Plan was to follow ridge from trig to Sundhope Height but couldnt be bothered with the tussocks so headed down and climbed it separately - and was rewarded with an extended view of a Short-eared owl and some striking evening cloud effects.
2010-07-17 15:00 - TP4843 (Minch Moor)
vgc, no cap or plug. From N, West Bold, forest road to S.U.W. Met a young chap on a bike who was travelling round Scotland ticking MTB routes - some folk have strange hobbies! I went on to visit the four (unexciting) 500m tops to E and NE
2010-07-17 10:48 - TP4430 (Linton Hill)
vgc (minor surface cracking), no cap or plug. S side of wall by transmitter. Gated route from WNW, with access thru electric fencing, seems to start at disused quarry.
2010-07-17 07:37 - TP6374 (The Curr)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Grassy summit. From WSW, Attonburn, good track then steep grassy climb.
2010-06-06 08:00 - TP5902 (Sgurr Nan Clach Geala)
Broken off just above FB level; FB still intact. No sign of the rest of the pillar - down in the corrie to SE? From NNW; headed S for Sg nan Each and its 2 Corbett Tops then nice grassy descent back to the excellent path. Met Bert Barnett then Chris Watson and Andy Tomkins - MarHoF gathering this weekend and the area was crawling with Marilyn baggers:-) Quick 3h circuit Sun a.m. before the long drive S after a wonderful week in Orkney and the Far North.
2010-06-04 14:00 - TP5922 (Shean Harry)
Some shallow cracking; metal cap, deep letters. Map name is Sean Airigh - trig name presumably based on local pronunciation! Tussocky heathery dampish summit. From N, just W of Reay, good track gives way to decent stalkers path; diverted to the 251m Yeaman summit then bog hopped to trig; damp mostly runnable route back to the stalkers path. Nice route on a sunny afternoon.
2010-06-04 07:00 - TP6355 (The Berry)
vgc, metal cap, wide well-formed raised letters. grassy summit, in cloud so no view. From ESE, obvious track, boggy-tussocky for a while then good terrain but many Bonxie territories so was under constant attack. As I nearly trod on 2 nests I was lucky they didnt fix bayonets I guess! Last trig of an 8 day Orkney trip, almost entirely rain free - final score 63/64 - never made it to Muckle Green Holm :-(
2010-06-03 20:30 - TP4904 (Moor Fea)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters fairly worn unlike most of the Orkney trigs. Left Rackwick early eve, Moaness path, up Cuilags, back via the 2 trigs ((Bonxie territories all the way!) then down to the Old Man, scrambled down to its base, then back up to watch the sunset, then a very easy route back via the very smooth path.
2010-06-03 19:22 - TP6244 (Sui Fea)
vgc, no cap or plug. Left Rackwick early eve, Moaness path, up Cuilags, back via the 2 trigs (Bonxie territories all the way!) then down to the Old Man, scrambled down to its base, then back up to watch the sunset, then a very easy route back via the very smooth path.
2010-06-03 16:59 - TP3493 (Greenhead)
vgc, asphalt plug. Grassy knoll at heathery ridge-end, with plenty of Bonxie action - beware! From SW, mostly shortish heather.
2010-06-03 14:44 - TP3204 (Flotta)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Flat somewhat industrialised summit with a covered reservoir and a wind generator. Nice views though - just about a 7. Afternoon visit from Hoy, with a leisurely 1h30 before returning for an evening circuit from Rackwick.
2010-06-03 13:21 - TP0804 (Aithsdale)
vgc, no cap or plug, just outside landfill site fence, easily reached. Not an exciting location (not by Hoy standards) but a lovely drive round. Just had time for this before an afternoon trip to Flotta, then back to Rackwick for an evening circuit.
2010-06-03 12:54 - TP4258 (Kitloch)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Dampish heathery summit. From E, rattly track leads up to Wee Fea picnic site, then spongy moorland to trig. Quick bag before afternoon trip to Flotta. Then back at Lyness, the vintage cars I had come across a few times during my trip, were lined up at the pier, attracting a crowd of admirers.
2010-06-03 11:52 - TP6729 (Ward Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug (should be shallow-lettered type: has maybe migrated to 10681 Kirkhill nearby on Orkney Mainland), in shelter cairn. Fine summit and view. Contemplated doing a circuit from the S, but settled for a quick bag from NNW - lovely steep route with some Fulmar dodging on the crags. A group of kids were having lots of fun in Sandy Loch by the sound of it.
2010-06-03 10:30 - TP6594 (Trowieglen)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well formed letters. In shelter cairn at summit, rather flat but with fine views. From NNW - rough deep heather initially but easier as height is gained. Some mild Bonxie activity en route, and Arctic Bearberry and the ubiquitous Least Willow at the summit.
2010-06-03 09:28 - TP1637 (Bring Head)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed lettering. Heathery woodrushy summit, grey morning - it cheered up later. From SW, not far but rough deepish heather and aggressive Bonxies ensure good value!
2010-06-02 15:28 - TP3183 (Fitty Hill)
vgc, asphalt plug, on grassy knoll (presumably a tumulus). It seems (from GRP) that this would have originally been fitted with a cap with shallow lettering. It so happens that 10643 Knitchin has such a cap, which will be much older that the trig. Maybe a surveyor has inadvertently transferred it between trigs. Fitty Hill is supposed to be good for arctic-alpines but I saw more on Skea Hill. Plenty Bonxie action and I got fulmared on the way up thru the crag band; kept W of the beeline on the way down which was (a bit) quieter. Then a fruitless hour looking for Oysterplant along Bay of Kirbist, failed to find puffins at Castle o Burrian (well worth a visit anyway) then the ferry back to Kirkwall. All day long the doings of Derrick Bird the gun toting Cumbrian taxi driver were unfolding.
2010-06-02 13:30 - TP5192 (Noup Head)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. GPS plaque. Extremely windy at this corner of Westray, not so elsewhere. Found a sheltered nook to scan the cliffs - not much action today but intrigued to see puffins nesting on ledges, not something Ive see before. Then back down the rattly track and off to Fitty Hill.
2010-06-02 12:27 - TP1609 (Breck)
vgc, no cap or plug. Pasture near ruined house.
2010-06-02 11:27 - TP3335 (Gayfield)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. In pasture, access via gate from N. Heard a corncrake in field about 300m to N - first (and last) of the trip.
2010-06-02 10:17 - TP4975 (Mull Head)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. A few Bonxies around but no more so than on the coast path. I returned NW to the path to avoid the Tern colony then continued the circuit of the headland, fluking a single partly-gone-over Scottish Primrose by the path just before the wall crossing - a lovely little bonus. 2 hrs on the island, on foot - just about enough with a lift partway and some jogging. Then back to finish the 3 remaining Westray trigs. As with all these islands it would be nice to stay longer but, carpe diem!
2010-06-02 08:56 - TP4354 (Langskaill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. In pasture S side of driveway to house.
2010-06-02 08:45 - TP6910 (Whitelet)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Popular with the birds, going by the state of the top! Pasture, NE side of fence. No cattle around today. First of the day: day trip to Westray and Papa W.
2010-06-01 13:47 - TP5233 (Onziebist)
vgc, white, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. E side of road with a wide panorama. Having spent 50 mins on Wyre and 3h on Rousay, I now had 3.5 hours in the sunshine for the roadside trig on Egilsay - thats how the ferries work! Extensive bird reserve but rather windy today - guess they mainly had their heads down. Listened for Corncrake in a few places (no luck), listened to a radio play, wandered down thru the reserve to the shore at Mae Banks, followed the coast looking for Oysterplant (no luck there either, just the ever attentive Oystercatchers), visited St Magnus Church with its circular tower like we have in East Anglia; finally rescued by the ferry and taken back to Tingwall!
2010-06-01 11:48 - TP4267 (Knitchin)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters (unexpectedly - cap presumably started life on a different trig - maybe S4734 Fitty Hill; see also 10681 Kirkness). In cloud - no view. By big ancient cairn en route to the Marilyn, which I revisited before following the RSPB trail down to car park at 427275, then a mile of quiet road back to my starting point at 439279 (path between last 2 houses - obscure RSPB signpost). Having spent 50 mins on Wyre and 3h on Rousay, I now had 3.5 hours in the sunshine for the roadside trig on Egilsay - thats how the ferries work!
2010-06-01 10:52 - TP4148 (Keirfea Hill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Painted white. At foot of summit tumulus. A Yeaman summit, hence the earlier visit. From NNE, inauspicious start beside a landfill site but nice steep craggy climb higher up. Spotting with rain; in cloud.
2010-06-01 10:21 - TP1570 (Brae Of Moan)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. NE side of wall, which is easily followed from highpoint of road.
2010-05-31 18:00 - TP4960 (Muckle Green Holm)
Seen several times around this date, from ferries, in morning (shows some white) and evening (silhouette): evidently a Vanessa, as per similarly numbered Gairsay. seaorkney has a decent boat but only an oar-propelled dinghy for landing and there are nasty tidal currents and no inlet for a sheltered landing. I only had the Sat free and didnt manage to set anything up. No problem in principle though I imagine; sheep grazing so it must be visited regularly. I think Kenny at Seaorkney may know the owner - worth giving him a shout. FB 10747 according to OS. Barbara Jones has been there - confirms Vanessa, cap with raised letters and that a quiet day is needed for landing. Handy having your own boat ...
2010-05-31 17:03 - TP6130 (St Johns Hill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Edge of pasture, close to road, with an info board nearby. Spent most of the day on Eday, then the evening on Stronsay.
2010-05-31 15:25 - TP6579 (Tres Ness)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Just inside wall by track. I had got the impression it is tidal access but no such problems. Easy bracing walk; fine sand dunes. Jogged back across Cata Sand with water 5cm deep for several hundred meters - very shallow-graded.
2010-05-31 13:35 - TP4541 (Lopness)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Dazzling white, on SW verge by ruined farm buildings. Took the short walk E towards Start Point on the off chance but tide too high for access. By arrangement it is apparently possible to arrange a lighthouse tour with the Ranger.
2010-05-31 12:51 - TP0950 (Backaskaill)
vgc, asphalt plug, S of fence. Change of use since iainmac visit - currently flowery pasture. No obvious parking so I drove up the track towards the covered resr and parked in the field. Took a short walk downhill to see Blue Geo and the natural arch - impressive.
2010-05-31 12:38 - TP6757 (Warsetter)
vgc, GPS plaque, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. In pasture, near an interesting old building which occupies the island highpoint (all of 65m!). Nice views.
2010-05-31 12:18 - TP3537 (Gump Of Spurness)
vgc, guano-covered asphalt plug. Great name - more interesting than the location: pasture; I also visited the slightly higher summit just to the N - a mighty 34m Prominence. From NE: gate. Daytrip from Kirkwall. Reached by a roundabout route: Stronsay overnight, first ferry back to Kirkwall, drove off and straight back on, as the same boat was the Sanday ferry - all to the amusement of the ferrymen.
2010-05-30 19:38 - TP5743 (Rothisholm)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Grassy island in a sea of heather. Plenty Skua activity - Bonxie and aerobatic Arctic, also grumbling Greater Black-backed gulls and Greylags. I crossed the moor from Millgrip - uncomfortably birdy - equally birdy trek W to the coast then a nice coastal walk back. Proximity of wind turbines suggests theres a much easier approach from the N - not on my oldish map.
2010-05-30 17:03 - TP6234 (Stronsay)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters - a Primary hence differs from later higher-numbere Orkney trigs. Just inside pasture, just N of a gate, with a fine coastal view. Approaching from Kirbuster (car park) takes you past some fine coastal scenery including a natural arch. Next morning I found the nearby Oyster Plant colony at Sand of the Crook before getting the ferry back to Kirkwall and out to Sandray - another stronghold for the plant.
2010-05-30 12:39 - TP5607 (Red Head)
vgc, no cap or plug. Superb location near clifftop. Tucked away at N end of Eday just over the map fold. Straightforward walk (but mind the Bonxies) from SSW past the very interesting chambered cairn which it is possible to enter. I descended to the unusually-sited lighthouse, followed coast path which heads steeply up to trig. Passed 2 sheep entangled in barbed wire from fence which was being replaced. Tracked down a farmer afterwards who would head a rescue mission with wire cutters ... Spent the rest of the day on Stronsay.
2010-05-30 11:27 - TP6175 (Stennie Hill)
vgc, remains of asphalt plug, heathery summit, decent views. Simple access from SE, a bit harder than it looks on map.
2010-05-30 10:55 - TP3503 (Greentoft)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Large square cairn nearby. Hill name is Ward Hill. From NNE, parked at pub. Took advantage of the Sunday Excursions timetable which enabled me to visit Eday then finish the day on Stronsay.
2010-05-29 18:58 - TP0805 (Akla)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Woodrushy summit, fine view.
2010-05-29 17:50 - TP4815 (Midland Hill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. From N, good track. Fine viewpoint for Hoy and Scapa Flow.
2010-05-29 17:13 - TP4424 (Linga Fiold)
vgc, metal cap, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Pasture, beside fence. Cattle en route.
2010-05-29 16:29 - TP4794 (Mid Hill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. On deep concrete foundation cast into the peat which now stands as a column isolated on one side - reminiscent of S4633 (Hawthornthwaite Fell). From SE, stony track leads to trig.
2010-05-29 14:33 - TP6691 (Vishall Hill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Pasture, a little below and NE of highest point. From W, gates lead to summit.
2010-05-29 14:09 - TP1639 (Brinkies Brae)
top slightly chipped, no cap or plug, just below summit (old tumulus?), sun playing over Stromness after a nights rain, cloud clearing off the Hoy hills. Footpath from S, signposted from near school. Apparently a popular summit summit although I had it to myself.
2010-05-29 13:42 - TP4797 (Mid Twr)
vgc, brown resin plug, boggy poooly summit. Presumably the summit peat hag was judged too unstable. Feeling lazy I tried my luck driving the bumpy track, but still a 900m bog trot.
2010-05-29 10:58 - TP3288 (Gairsay)
vgc, asphalt plug, cylindrical trig (Vanessa), in common with Muckle Green Holm. Beside large old lichenous cairn. Fine view. Checked with TIC - had no record of Mr ?Tierney whom I used last time despite a fair bit of searching. I went with Kenny (seaorkney), from Kirkwall, £40 round trip, good value. Sadly he couldnt do the Green Holm. We landed in Milburn Bay: Kenny rowed me ashore in his wee dinghy. Pasture, up past Skelbist (ruin) then toughish heather with bird activity including scolding Oystercatchers and gulls. Much nicer day than last time; nice viewpoint. For the record, I was told W half of island (Langskaill) owned by parents of Andy McGill a local rugby player - no contact details; E half Bichans of Swanbister Farm.
2010-05-29 08:50 - TP4816 (Miffia Hill)
vgc, old brown plug, beside big cairn, awkward fences. From S, past ruined house.
2010-05-28 20:02 - TP6687 (Vestra Fiold)
vgc, no cap or plug, in cattle-induced puddle in middle of pasture. Rain stopped play. Peripatetics pic suggests a nice Hoy view S, but not this evening.
2010-05-28 19:26 - TP2442 (Costa)
vgc, brown resin plug, near stone building. Fine evening view over Loch of Swannay and Eynhallow Sound.
2010-05-28 18:56 - TP4056 (Hundland Hill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Tussocky summit.
2010-05-28 18:19 - TP3488 (Greenay Hill)
vgc, brown resin plug, tussocky summit. From W: field edges then open ground.
2010-05-28 17:48 - TP4255 (Kirkness)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, wrong type for age, presumably relocated from one of the Primaries, e.g. S4737 Ward Hill on Hoy or S4734 Fitty Hill on Westray (see also 10643 Knitchin on Rousay). In pasture near farm buildings.
2010-05-28 15:15 - TP5073 (Ness Of Ork)
vgc, no cap or plug, S side of farm track near gate.
2010-05-28 14:51 - TP2460 (Court Hall)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Rough pasture, just outside reservoir compound with access road. Spent the afternoon on Shapinsay after an early morning trip to North Ronaldsay.
2010-05-28 12:54 - TP3065 (Enzie Hill)
vgc, broken resin plug. On mound, looks like grassed-over tumulus. From W, parking at start of track.
2010-05-28 08:14 - TP5173 (North Ronaldsay)
vgc, metal cap, raised well-formed letters. In corner of pasture just W of graveyard and N of covered resr. Disappointing location but a lovely island. Just a quick half-day trip - early-morning ferry (timing varies according to the tide). Theoretically just 30 minutes ashore which is only just long nough for a brief walk/hitch to the trig and back. But I think it would be unusual for them to keep for this as there is often plenty of cargo to unload, including any vehicles, which also have to be craned on and off. I had about 90 mins ashore. 2 families were moving onto the island to live - one from S England, the other from Canada. Back in Kirkwall in plenty of time for a leisurely afternoon on Shapinsay.
2010-05-27 21:38 - TP6936 (Wideford Hill)
vgc, asphalt plug. Cluttered drive-up summit but a Marilyn and a fine viewpoint. Nipped up after dinner.
2010-05-27 21:38 - TP2668 (Cuiffie Hill)
vgc, remains of asphalt plug, pasture just NW of fence. From SE, gate, steep climb. Last of the day, rain coming in and light failing.
2010-05-27 19:40 - TP3129 (Fea Hill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters (although very mucky). Standing in cattle-induced pool in rough pasture with several newish houses nearby. Simplest access is via stile just to WNW.
2010-05-27 18:22 - TP2973 (East Denwick)
vgc, meatl cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Great location, pity about the name. Followed the coast path, took the shortcut path back (a mistake - a bit too Bonxie for comfort). Also found out where Cumbrians go for their holidays. Superb coastal scenery: Brough of Deerness is also a fine feature, an easy scramble (path with chain) hosting chapel ruins.
2010-05-27 17:24 - TP2755 (Deerness)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters as befits its age. On grassed over mound amidst a scatter of wartime buildings. Fine views on a nice evening - finishing the day with the Deerness trio.
2010-05-27 16:59 - TP7588 (Kirkwall)
Active Station. Presumably the beacon pictured near L side of pic, in fenced compound at edge of Kirkwall airport. Location from Agentmancuso POI file: there is a map here, http://www.bigf.ac.uk/flashmap_holder.htm apparently used to be a spreadsheet.
Active Station Beacon L side of picture
2010-05-27 16:55 - TP7366 (Tower Hill Water Tank)
It showed up on my GPS (included in the Agentmancuso POI file) as a Rivet at HY 46574 09656 but I failed to get very close to the location. The non-pillar FB 12112 nearby has also gone :-( OS trig archive has Tower Hill Water Tank, Rivet, computed 1961, maintained 1986. Not listed as destroyed, FWIW.
2010-05-27 14:55 - TP4665 (Markstone Moss)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed lettering (under the bird droppings). On field boundary sandwiched between fences. Before heading to Deerness I spend a couple of hours in Kirkwall picking up a week of OrkneyFerry tickets and looking for boatman info.
2010-05-27 14:34 - TP3591 (Hamley Hill)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. On grassy knoll by water tank. Young lad on posh tractor had no problem with my visiting, indeed driving to trig - he even opened the gate for me :-)
2010-05-27 14:12 - TP6760 (Warthill Farm)
vgc, white, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. On grassy knoll in farmyard. The 3rd wart-related trig in as many hours!
2010-05-27 13:40 - TP3390 (Glims Holm)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters - had to shift a lot of the aforementioned bird droppings to verify. Glimps Holm on map. Quick bag from S, fine varied view.
2010-05-27 13:17 - TP4453 (Little Wart)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. Corner of pasture, surrounded by assorted farmy clutter. Drove a short way in to find convenient parking - quite far enough for a Clio!
2010-05-27 12:36 - TP1792 (Burray Ness)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Standing near remains of gun emplacements etc. From W, Cemy, field edges then damp path.
2010-05-27 12:01 - TP3515 (Grimness)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters. From NW, park near house, track then moorland.
2010-05-27 11:25 - TP6432 (The Wart)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised well-formed letters - standard issue for the Orkney non-Primary pillars. From SW, track to trig.
2010-05-27 10:55 - TP6077 (South Ronaldsay)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, GPS plaque. Rattly drive-up, cross between a comms site and a farm yard. This was first of the trip for me.
2010-05-26 22:04 - TP1285 (Ben Lundie)
vgc, built without FB; metal cap, wide raised worn-looking lettering. Tussocky peaty summit, late evening.
2010-05-26 12:47 - TP6505 (Toll Creagach)
vgc, built without FB; forgot to check for top cap but see others have done so. Parked S end of Mullardoch dam, path initially then tough heathery ascent of the 892m Yeaman summit. Hydro Board pillar just above dan and a Bolt in rock higher up doubtless also dam-related. Was on my way to meet Stephen Pyke aka Spyke, on his way to lowering the Munros record (foot, bike and paddle) to an incredible 39 days 9h 6mins! http://munros2010.blogspot.com/
2010-05-16 12:05 - TP6022 (Slieau Ruy)
vgc, asphalt plug, by large cairn reminiscent of Freoaghane. Nice summit, great viewpoint for main Manx hills. From S, parked at Ballaharry but could have parked closer - at track junction or maybe higher up. My last of the set, too. Great weekend - a view from every summit, although I left Ruy till late morning while the overnight clouds lifted.
2010-05-16 08:39 - TP2250 (Clybane Farm)
vgc, broken asphalt plug, middle of pasture c/w bullocks, views of Dougles and surrounding hills. From NW, ladder stile.
2010-05-15 21:17 - TP0987 (Ballacregga Farm)
vgc, no cap or plug, on outcrop in pasture, decent views. Late evening - will it never be dark? Declared on 13 - have to save something for tomorrow.
2010-05-15 20:30 - TP2831 (Dreswick Point)
vgc, no cap or plug. Impressed to discover the spiral staircase is still intact, unguarded, no attempt to discourage visitors from using it. That could never happen on the mainland! Head E from car park to find path S to trig. Nice spot, especially at sunset.
2010-05-15 19:56 - TP2608 (Cronk Ny Arrey)
vgc, plastic cap, interesting view of NATS station, also N across Port Erin to Bradda Hill
2010-05-15 19:22 - TP2609 (Cronk Ny Arrey Laa)
vgc, no cap or plug; fence loops fixed into sides (see also 11210). Some way below summit.
2010-05-15 18:43 - TP6063 (South Barrule)
vgc, asphalt plug, in low shelter cairn. Nice summit, great views. Celtic Iron age hillfort, according to nearby plaque. Straightforward ascent from W.
2010-05-15 17:42 - TP2426 (Corrins Hill)
vgc, no cap or plug. On a knoll a little way below the summit, doubtless situated for the view down onto Peel. Fine views. From NNE, bagged the SB first; car park at harbour, lovely walk on good path. Summit tower is impressive, surrounded by several vaguely trig-like stone pillars.
2010-05-15 16:45 - TP7584 (Peel Inner Lighthouse Jetty)
Bolt in concrete surface, easily found thanks to blue triangle drawn round it. On OS Trig archive at 224266.156, 484539.906, 4.599m, 4th Order. Showed up on POI file as a Surface Block, Passive Station C1SC2484, at SC 24271 84540 while I was en route to Corrins Hill pillar. Checking the photo on the Passives database confirms it is the same station http://gps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/viewpassiverec1.asp?recnumber=C1SC2484 The OS photo is looking E towards the navigation marker.
2010-05-15 14:48 - TP6021 (Slieau Freoaghane)
vgc, no cap or plug. Slightly below large quartzite cairn. Heathery hill. From S, byway to 344879, no sign of mapped track from there but found a reasonable line. At the summit, met a couple; he has 300 trigs and been considering using TUK... I descended more directly S, joining track at head of re-entrant - reasonable underfoot.
2010-05-15 13:48 - TP6035 (Snaefell)
vgc, asphalt plug. Fine view, albeit a little hazy. From S, played race-the-train - it beat me by a minute or so :-( The passengers however all headed for the big grey shed so I had the trig to myself.
2010-05-15 12:41 - TP5818 (Sartfield)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Small holes in side, for fence fixings (none installed but see 11215). N side of hedgebank, just S of large grassed fenced tumulus. From N, along beach then up steep grassy slope. Sandy soil fairly cohesive here but could be dangerous during or after wet weather.
2010-05-15 11:56 - TP0990 (Ballawhannel)
vgc, plastic plug, middle of pasture, nice views NE and S. From W, ipeattie gate, then straightforward approach, gateways, just one gappy hedgebank to cross.
2010-05-15 09:12 - TP5147 (North Barrule)
vgc, dazzling white, mortar plug. Fine summit and view. From N: uppermost of the 2 laybys is best.
2010-05-15 08:30 - TP7275 (Isle of Man North)
Mount View House, DHSS building. Walked thru to the back (W side), but all I could find was a TV aerial (and lots of CCTV cameras...); didnt expect to find the station as the POI file describes it as Discontinued. Might have missed it though - I dont specifically recall looking at the point shown in the photos.
2010-05-15 07:40 - TP7585 (Maughold Head)
This showed up on POI file as surface block, Passive station C1SC4991, at 249607.075, 491618.591. However the OS Trigs archive has Bolt in rock (same location within a few mm), height 118.000m. Couldnt find a bolt although I was mostly looking for a SB (while wondering why they hadnt gone for the Bolt option...). So maybe it is there somewhere on the exposed rock. Something to look for en route to the nearby slightly higher Maughold Brooghs summit. Lovely view of North Barrule.
2010-05-15 06:29 - TP0993 (Ballig)
vgc, asphalt plug, pasture. From N, gate - usual route. Nice view. Showing the signs of recent muck spreading ...
2010-05-15 06:00 - TP4045 (Howstrake Golf Course)
vgc, no cap or plug, nice view over Duggie bay. Flock of Chough - which are pleasingly common on Mann. First trig of the trip, straight off the early ferry - not a golfer in sight :-) From E, gate, faint path up thru short heather / gorse.
2010-05-09 15:31 - TP2910 (Dundarave)
vgc, asphalt plug. Grassy summit, big clearing. From SW, small layby W of house. Up thru deciduous woodland, keeping R of burn; follow edge of wide grassy gully, steep but straightforward. At top of climb, keep R along wide break then take narrow braek L, or bear L and follow a wide break to W edge of clearing; quad track to trig. Unprepossessing summit but a nice viewpoint, and a nice ascent.
2010-05-09 12:49 - TP2644 (Cruach Bhuidhe)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. On rocky grassy knoll too compact for a decent background looking NW. Small cabin nearby apparently belongs to dismantled mast; handy hints on mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. From N, car park at NS112975, nice wide grassy gully from 127960; another decent ascent which I used in 2000 starts at 118969. My final Cowal trig pillar.
2010-05-09 09:19 - TP1231 (Beinn Ruadh)
Metal cap, deep letters; spider exposed. FB gone: was evidently on W face which has peeled away (most of face seems to be now lying flat nearby, no sign of FB); pillar face roughly repaired. On rock outcrop; another outcrop 65m to N is slightly higher - the Marilyn summit. From WSW, layby at NS143882: first 250m tough (deer track - a bit obscure, N bank of burn) then straightforward nice grassy climb, a little brashy at first. Greyish start to the day, a little drizzle.
2010-05-08 18:55 - TP2549 (Creachan Mor)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Surrounded by a low earth bank, apparently a long-grassed-over shelter cairn. Surprised to be first to log this - a HuMP, fairly accessible and a great viewpoint. From W, forest road to NS161927, grassy contouring ascent then back along the ridge to Sgurr a Choinnich - another HuMP, rounding off an afternoon spent on Bheula and its assorted Graham Tops. Then to Dunoon - Hong Kong carry-out: possibly Scotlands friendliest chinky?
2010-05-08 16:06 - TP0678 (Beinn Bheula)
vgc, plastic cap, GPS plaque. Cylindrical trig in circular shelter cairn. Flattish summit but great hill and ine views. Didnt fancy the E approach ... and anyway I wanted the 2 Graham Tops hence went from W, just SE of Inversnoaden. Forest road to NS127975 then straight up (felled, slightly brashy). Re-entered forest at 132983 (obvious gate); no problem crossing Coire Aodainnn burn. Nice circuit: recommended.
2010-05-08 12:30 - TP6188 (Stob Na Boine)
Pillar vgc, metal cap (damaged) with wide raised letters. From NE, NN191050, forest road to 182038 (could have followed it further) then grassy ascent in impressive surroundings (skirting the SubMarilyn which I had been up before). Fine ascent, fine summit, fine view.
2010-05-08 10:17 - TP6186 (Stob An Eas)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Ring of stones an apology for a shelter cairn. Toppled trig broken off at FB level; remains of internal formwork and reinforcement. Cracking day, gorgeous view, especially of Loch Goil and Fhidleir. From W, forest road initially then followed the primrose studded banks of the burn to open ground. Then on to the 719m Yeaman.
2010-05-08 07:21 - TP1193 (Beinn Lagan)
vgc, no cap or plug. Grassy summit. Superb early spring morning, -5C overnight. From SW, NS109999, forest road overgrown initially. From 112992 followed the obvious (on GoogleMaps) wide steep grassy break - nice route.
2010-05-06 18:00 - TP2801 (Doeshill)
Still missing, still setaside, GPS indicated 50ish m SE from transmitter buildings. I asked at Doeshill Farm but an old farmhand there knew nothing of a trig and they dont farm that land anyway. He referred me to Barleylands (a big setup further west). I called into the office there and the Commercial manager checked on Google Maps, confirmed the location was theirs, and in setaside. He subsequently advised: <I have spoken to the foreman and Director who farms that section of land and they cannot ever remember seeing it. I have had a look around our storage sheds here and found nothing.> I couldnt relocate the local resident from before for any more clues.
2010-05-06 17:00 - TP1817 (Bushy Hill)
Called in again for some photos, but security has been tightened since my last visit. I am not that keen on a revisit but this is the info I was given - hope it helps someone. I was told (on Thursday) to ring Elsa Little (01245 702702) on Tuesday: I would then be told how to proceed. The site is an MoD Controlled Site, now operated by BAE systems.
2010-05-03 15:00 - TP4003 (Hook Hills)
GPS suggests back garden of No 11 or 13. OS trig archive says Dest 01/68
2010-05-03 12:00 - TP2969 (East Charleton)
180m into arable field: no trace of pillar. Location is near an electricity pole. OS trig archive says: Dest 11/82. Worth asking at the farm (the one in East Charleton I assume) in case its lying around, although I didnt get round to it.
2010-05-03 10:28 - TP7140 (Kingsbridge)
In garden of Bridge House, above N edge of quarry area. Knowledgeable owner kindly took me to see it. vgc, GPS plaque (although significant tree cover nowadays), no height tag.
2010-05-02 20:00 - TP7153 (Boscastle)
Minor damage to top metalwork, otherwise vgc. Apparently no GPS plaque unless its buried. E verge, 2m L of gate, 2m back from road edge, at foot of low bank. Already covered by grass but easily found thanks to previous log.
2010-05-02 12:40 - TP1754 (Budeaux Camp)
Parking area in front of newish houses. OS trig archive says: Dest 08/50. Apparently replaced by S5995 - Kinterbury (subsequently also destroyed in 1956).
2010-05-02 12:22 - TP7114 (Kinterbury)
Seesaw marks the spot. OS trig archive says: Dest 11/56 (apparently replaced Budeaux Camp; if so it was shortlived)
ex trig site Seesaw marks the spot
2010-05-01 14:15 - TP1643 (Broad Down)
Found dumped in yard 500m NNE of original location. FB intact, on uppermost face; spider intact (no cap or plug) but surrounding screed eroded hence exposed. Present owner bought the site a year ago and would like to dispose of the pillar - free to a good home! OS Trig archive states DEMOLISHED 8/95.
2010-05-01 09:00 - TP1616 (Brent Knoll)
22/6/2003: no trace of TP; Jubilee commemorative stone at summit; not on 1996 LR182; S3357 - lovely hill & view; Q Vic Jubilee meml stone at summit. 30/9/08 update: reading M&S 2001 log led me to check the OS Trig Archive, which indicates that the Meml Stone (centre) is a trig (3rd order), and that the Pillar was replaced in 1987 by a Buried Block (2nd order). 1/5/2010 update: no trace of original base - topograph has its own stone-pitched base. No sign of the Block, not that I tried digging. Fine views though.
Topograph, looking SW S3357 woz ere...
2010-04-30 12:24 - TP4264 (Knighton)
Non-visit log: OS trig archive says: Dest 08/79. Benhole Block nearby at 318864.313 145321.516
2010-04-30 12:22 - TP1793 (Burrington Moor)
Non-visit log: OS trig archive says: Dest 02/64. Now marked by a buried block
2010-04-30 12:18 - TP6399 (The Lizard)
Non-visit log: OS trig archive says (rather prematurely): REMOVED BY DEVELOPERS 12/01
2010-04-30 12:14 - TP4170 (Kergilliack Resr)
Non-visit log: OS trig arhive says: Destroyed 10/91. Eastwood Buried Block (different location) at 178987.156 33842.488
2010-04-30 12:11 - TP1801 (Burthy Quarry)
Non-visit log: OS trig archive says: Destroyed 02/92
2010-04-30 12:10 - TP6765 (Watch Hill)
Non-visit log: OS trig archive says: Dest 07/61
2010-04-30 12:07 - TP2998 (East Withy Farm)
Non-visit log: OS trig archive says: Dest 10/53. Buried block <Ridge Field> a little way off at 301209.031 132019.469
2010-04-25 13:54 - TP4499 (Loch Fell)
vgc, no cap or plug. From W, Selcoth Burn. My old LR78 shows a path S side of burn - bit of a vague start but well defined higher up with some fine scenery, despite cloud and, later on, drizzle. Headed E then S for a few Donald Dewey summits then back to Selcoth path via the SUW.
2010-04-25 10:04 - TP7096 (Yearngill Head)
Top screed damaged but main structure is sound. Metal cap, deep letters. 2 trig circuit including Coomb Dod and a few Donald Dewey summits; parking at NS993225. Views from CD but southern summits in cloud.
2010-04-25 08:28 - TP2391 (Coomb Dod)
Concrete spalling at top and FB level, spider exposed. No cap or plug. 2 trig circuit including Yearngill Head and a few Donald Dewey summits; parking at NS993225. Hazy view from here but drizzly finish.
2010-04-24 19:30 - TP4379 (Lazonby Fell)
Certainly not where it should be: GPS indicates E edge of a peaty forest ride. No debris or base. Had a good look round: several little quarries with piles of blocky rocks but no trig pillar lying around. Next stage would be to ask the Estate if theyve erected it somewhere. Destroyed 04/94 according to OS trig archive.
Ex trig site Should be in centre of pic, immediately L of track
2010-04-24 08:38 - TP2241 (Clough Head)
vgc, stonebuilt, no cap or plug. Loveloy warm spring morning, hazy views but Blencathra looking rather fine; Helvellyn still holding some snow. From W, quick visit for a Birkett and a Synge, revisiting the trig en route.
2010-04-23 12:00 - TP7174 (Northallerton)
3rd time lucky. 14m N of Steep Hill sign, 4m W of road centreline. Clearly visible this time. The <Ordnance Survey BM> plaque is on a separate block beside the main one - dont think Ive ever seen another like it.
2010-04-20 15:39 - TP0751 (Bembridge Fort)
Some tidying up needed - the SB is Good; the pillar is Toppled: maybe they should have separate pages... Pillar lies at foot of the mound (service magazine) on which it formerly stood. FB and spider gone. Following Glaslyns find I contacted the NT and booked myself on a tour. Also got sister Palmerston Fort trigs at Purbrook and Southwick this morning - excellent day! 2 hour tour by knowledgeable volunteer Richard, covering the Palmerston Forts history and including a good look round, below and above ground.
2010-04-20 15:00 - TP8116 (Bembridge Fort)
FB and spider gone. As of 2010, National Trust tours of Bembridge Fort are on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the months starting on 20th April 2010. Isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk I visited Tue pm 20/4/10 - interesting guided tour. For details see my (and others') TP0751 log.
2010-04-20 11:00 - TP5506 (Portsdown Hill East)
Newish hardstanding. Didnt get a close look as the parking space was occupied, but viewing location on Google Earth it is clearly not where it should be. OS trigs archive is unhelpful: Computed 1948, refixed 07/88, no record of destruction. Also a Buried Block some distance away, destroyed 10/77. The Bing image is quite old and may even show the trig. (Removed pre 2004 according to the logs below). As of 24/4/12, the Bing maps link shows older imagery zoomed in, newer imagery (new building) zoomed out. Using the historical imagery function on Google, the pre-building imagery is from 1999, post-building is Dec 2004.
2010-04-20 11:00 - TP5507 (Portsdown Hill West)
Nothing to see from roadside (top of bank). Google Earth link puts it inside a modern building. Destroyed 02/54 according to OS trigs archive. As of 24/4/12, the Bing maps link shows older imagery zoomed in, newer imagery (adjacent building demolished) when zoomed in. Using the historical imagery function on Google Earth, the building has been there since 1999. Latest Bing imagery (2010?) indicates the buildings immediately to the W have been demolished.
2010-04-20 10:06 - TP3238 (Fort Southwick)
vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Had more or less given up on this one until I noticed asbown had wandered in and bagged it. So I did the same. One or two car drivers around; the burger van man; no-one else. Went in via the pedestrian entrance next to the bus stop. Shame its just a car park but impressive structure nevertheless. Flush bracket 2455 is fixed to the outside wall - half buried in surfacing. I had a Purbrook visit arranged for the morning and a Bembridge tour booked for the afternoon, so called here between.
2010-04-20 09:30 - TP3235 (Fort Purbrook)
vgc, asphalt plug, shallow letters. Trig visible from path E of fort but FB faces W. Fine views of the fort and surrounding area. Flush Bracket 2457 used to be fixed to outer wall a little way L of main gate, but has been removed - scar is clearly visible. I was booked on a Bembridge visit in the afternoon so phoned in advance and set up a visit here for the morning, reckoning I might just get Southwick in between... Girl in reception seemed to know nothing about my visit but said I was welcome to visit the trig. Impressive place. A couple of other trig-like objects also visible but I didnt manage to get to them.
2010-04-17 13:34 - TP2361 (Colt Hill)
Tatty, deep cracks, no cap or plug. My final Galloway and LR77 trig. From SE, Craigenbeast, network of forest rides to Martour Hill (Donald Dewey), then Benbrack. One of Andy Goldsworthys Striding Arches is a few m away. Continued via other DD tops to Green Hill (3rd arch of the 3h 30 circuit).
2010-04-17 12:54 - TP1316 (Benbrack)
vgc, old plastic plug. From SE, Craigenbeast, network of forest rides to Martour Hill (Donald Dewey), steep down and up to Benbrack. One of Andy Goldsworthys Striding Arches is a few m to NE. Continued over Colt Hill and other DD tops to Green Hill.
2010-04-17 08:51 - TP1868 (Cairnsmore Of Deugh)
vgc - no damage noted from my visit or photos, nor from previous comments. No cap or plug. In stone shelter cairn. Circuit from SE, Graigengillan, via Windy Standard. E face is rather fine, although mapped crags are overstated.
2010-04-17 07:40 - TP6991 (Windy Standard East)
Deep cracking at FB level; spider exposed. Summit in cloud, cold wind. Circuit from S, Graigengillan, up the long ridge, back via Cairnsmore.
2010-04-11 10:44 - TP7411 (Stanedge Pole)
Visited during the Dark Peak 15 Trigs run http://gofar.org.uk/ NB correct name is Stanedge Pole: http://benchmarks.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=111:13:6236449467061264028::NO::P13_HIDDEN:true
2010-04-11 06:47 - TP6378 (The Edge)
Revisited during the Dark Paek 15 Trigs run, starting from Glossop, this was our 2nd. http://gofar.org.uk/ Reviewing my pics I have only just noticed the old dead trig! OS trig marks archive say was PP027, 1936, rebuilt 1945. No mention of an earlier FB; I gather there is no record of its number. Graeme Paterson comments: <As all one hundred of the S15xx series are accounted for, it is most likely that this older FB from 1936 was originally one of the _29xx series. I think _2960 and _2983 remain unaccounted for.>
2010-04-05 16:30 - TP2239 (Close Head Lane)
Pasture, no trace of trig. Picking up on the HC log I searched for signs of concrete but all I could find was what looked like sections of concrete beam/lintels built into roadside wall SE of pillar at SE 07906 32771. Coincidentally, same feature in roadside wall near Harrop Edge site.
Concrete in roadside wall Not trig related methinks. Looking towards ex trig site
2010-04-05 16:00 - TP3643 (Harrop Edge)
Owner of the lower house took me to see the Surface Block. I didnt get a waypoint but it seemed to be some way from where the GPS was pointing (indicated accuracy 3m). Owner said the OS took the pillar away and put the block in approx same place. However the OS trig archive puts the Threadgold Block some distance from the Harrop Edge pillar, at SE 09616.906 34725.625, i.e. 35m NNW from site of former pillar. As with the nearby Close Head Lane there are chunks of concrete built into the roadside wall nearby but they dont appear to me to be trig related.
Concrete in roadside wall Didnt appear to me to be trig related. Some way SE from ex pillar site.
2010-04-04 17:00 - TP1349 (Bharrain)
Lower half of pillar crumbling, but not in imminent danger of falling apart. No cap or plug. Fine summit, great views to snowy peaks far and near, Jura seeming just a stones throw away. After Goat Fell and Holy Island on a lovely sunny day. From W, mapped car park, SE thru trees and dead bracken, narrow ride to forest road, NE then follow wider ride W which becomes a wide boggy stream. Gentle ascent on boggy soggy snow then steep slope avoiding scree/boulder patches. Ridge once finally reached is a delight, short grass, a few outcrops. Bagged the Graham Top of Beinn Bharrain, across a nice rocky top, easy rocky descent, cross a big snow patch en route to the trigged Graham summit. Would be feasible to descend into corrie but nicer to go back same way. Trying to avoid boggy stream on return I got entangled in dense spruce. Not the nicest approach perhaps but it gave me time for Meall Mor (496m HuMP) then a nice meal in the Lochranza Hotel, rounding off an excellent 2 days trigging on Arran.
2010-04-04 13:00 - TP3987 (Holy Island)
Minor girdling crack at half height, metal cap, deep letters (under a little cairn - I had to burrow to find it). Busy sunny Easter Sunday, the boat was very busy at a tenner apiece. Fine view including snowy Goat Fell which I climbed first thing. Mullach Buidhe this pm so a quick jog up and down had to suffice today - good fun on a nice firm path; warm dry feet for once. The Peace Centre was just finishing a course so there were a few extra folk on the return boat.
2010-04-04 09:30 - TP3393 (Goat Fell)
vgc, asphalt plug. From E, Corrie, main path, diverted for Maol Donn then E ridge. Decent snow above 700m: quite an alpine feel to it. Had the summit to myself, although quite a few folk heading up as I descended.
2010-04-04 08:30 - TP4640 (Maol Donn)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Unexciting summit, fine view dominated by a snowy Goat Fell. Left Goat Fell path at c. 330m just above waterslide, then tussocky traverse. Beeline via deer fence stile to rejoin E ridge path for Goat Fell.
2010-04-03 20:00 - TP6482 (Tighvein)
Girdling crack at half height. Metal cap, deep letters. From NE, Dyemill car park, path good at first, increasingly boggy higher up with soggy snow above 250m, knee deep above Urie Loch. Accordingly took 50% longer than last time, 1h30 round trip, down at dusk. To make matters worse there seem to be no takeaways in Brodick and a bit late for a pub meal. Mental note to finish earlier tomorrow ... At 10 trigs I notice this was my busiest trig day since 1 Jan 2009. Just 3 quality trigs left for tomorrow then escape before the monsoon arrives...
2010-04-03 17:15 - TP5815 (Sannox)
Deep cracking. Metal cap, wide raised letters. Approaching along ridge from Laggan, this trig on a nice rock outcrop among grass was a welcome change. Back to the Boguille pass is a relatively level traverse, boggy and barely runnable. Wished I had taken the trail from the SE - no slower and doubtless nicer.
2010-04-03 16:30 - TP4321 (Laggan)
Shallow cracking, metal cap, wide raised letters. From SSW, laybys at summit of road pass. Wet tussocky start, soggy snow higher up. Went on to Sannox as per agentmancuso but not the best option methinks.
2010-04-03 15:15 - TP2046 (Catacol)
Shallow cracks. Metal cap, deep letters. From SW, Catacol, wide tyrack then stile leads onto hill. Quickly abandoned boggy path and headed straight up dead-bracken slopes then W ridge to summit. Slithered up and down in 20 mins, intent on catching the end of Goldfinger on R4 !
2010-04-03 13:30 - TP4901 (Monyquil)
vgc, asphalt plug. On small summit in tiny clearing amongst youngish spruce. From SW, Auchnacar, via Lochain trig, then E over snow-covered bog. Into the forest at NR927374 then followed rides, knee-deep in soggy snow the whole way. Out the same way, feet getting colder all the time, only recovering once I regained the dry heather of Lochain. DREADFUL !!
2010-04-03 12:30 - TP4501 (Lochain)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. From SW, Auchnacar. E until able to cross little gorge then easy burnt heather slopes. Then continued E to Monyquil - but it wasnt the day for it...
2010-04-03 11:30 - TP6539 (Torr Righ Mor)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. In heather just S of plantation. From NE, car park then clockwise path, then thought Id be clever and take a shortcut thru plantation but a bit too dense for comfort, barely quicker. Descended W and followed path back out.
2010-04-03 10:30 - TP2425 (Corriecravie)
vgc, asphalt plug. Heather summit. Path from NW, rocky and boggy by turn, then easy heather.
2010-04-03 10:00 - TP1322 (Bennan)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. In edge of boggy cattle field a few m beyond end of roughish driveable resr access track.
2010-04-03 09:30 - TP3305 (Garbad)
Metal cap, wide raised letters. Near E edge of fairly dense spruce: GPS took me straight to it. From S, car park at NS021218, good track with nice view of Eas Mor. From halfway point followed edge of boggy pasture, into open plantation, best to keep out of dense trees until close to trig, if going that way. First of the day: came across on 1st ferry of the day, for a 2 day weather window.
2010-04-02 17:00 - TP5910 (Shalloch On Minnoch)
Deep cracks. Built without FB. No cap or plug. Pillar ice covered, as were my feet from soggy snow lower down:-( From N, Ballochbeatties, via Shiel Hill, descended NE to forest road.
2010-04-02 16:00 - TP5943 (Shiel Hill)
Slight cracking to pillar surface. Built without FB. Metal cap, deep letters. On nice rock outcrop. Bagged en route to Shalloch on Minnoch, from N, Ballochbeatties.
2010-04-02 09:30 - TP1869 (Cairnsmore Of Fleet)
Top corner damaged, no cap or plug. Snowy summit, pillar coated with ice. From NNE combined with the Donald Dewey summit Millfore Hill: forest road from NX522733, narrow boggy ride from 518715 then trackless ridge. Snow not quite weight-bearing but probably easier than in summer. Thick mist, no view.
2010-03-21 12:00 - TP3232 (Fort Borstal)
4th time lucky(ish). Back with the telescope, no leaves out yet and the pillar is clearly visible, although the hawthorn has grown up a lot since MCL pics 7 years ago. Standing 10m R of entrance, see a pole with a dish fixed to it. Just L of this is a concrete structure halfway up the bank. The trig is just visible above and slightly R of this structure. Difficult to photograph without proper digiscoping kit but I got some usable images. There is currently work under way on the structure some way R of the trig, and also at the prison as it happens.
2010-03-20 08:07 - TP2320 (Codden Hill)
Non-(re)visit log: there is supposed to be a Bolt there, at 258240.906, 129563.313 according to the OS trig archive, also a Centre (presumably the centre of the monument) at 258238.547 129564.359 Sounds like the Bolt is 2.58m ESE of the centre of the monument, but is a new bolt not the old trig base (which was at 258238.984 129563.898, i.e. 0.63m SE of centre of monument). Judging by the size of the monument it will have put paid to any trace of trig / base.
2010-03-14 16:36 - TP1350 (Big Airds Hill)
vgc, metal cap, large raised letters. Pasture, nice location and view. From W, forest road, path to loch, jink S 50m then follow gateways.
2010-03-14 15:43 - TP1318 (Bengairn)
vgc, metal cap, large raised letters. Grass and rock, fine coastal view, cold wind. Signposted track from SE
2010-03-14 13:30 - TP4850 (Mochrum)
vgc, old brown plastic plug, grassy area at summit. Much easier to get at now the trees are gone, but replanted so this will change. Good forest road, then rough track in from NW (bealach). Left camera in the car so no pics.
2010-03-14 12:00 - TP0509 (Buittle)
vgc, no height tag. On SE verge, 2m from road edge. Not covered today, and is beside the stump of a broken reflector post. Parking available 100m to W by gateway. Also found the nearby G4250, 2nd time lucky
2010-03-14 10:51 - TP4608 (Maidenpap)
vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Beside large ancient cairn (its base is about at FB level) and remains of stone building (mapped shooting box). From SW, forest road doubles as gliding club access and is driveable albeit a bit rutted currently. Previous visit 12nov99 (for the SubMarilyn) I was able to make a beeline from the track over heathery slabby slopes. This time, with maturing spruces, followed old track from NX892620 for a few m to pond, then S to wall, path SW to bealach, then path thru trees to summit, becoming faint and hard work higher up. Cold wind, hazy view.
2010-03-14 09:48 - TP6084 (Southerness)
...very badly damaged its true but definitely NOT missing. Broken up with a few chunks lying around. Largest (0.5m with bevelled edge) is 50m E of summit of knoll where trig used to be. Another smaller piece 10m E of summit on slope of knoll. 2 smaller pieces atop the knoll, one having white paint (and a shrivelled lizard!). Pleasant easy walk along beach from E, or drive if you have 4x4 (I dont)
2010-03-14 08:43 - TP0689 (Criffell)
vgc, GPS plaque, remains of what I think was an old brown plastic cap, with thin layer of cement on top also broken. From NE, car park at Ardwall, track, bouldery path, a bit boggy beyond the forest fence but less so than I remember from 15 years earlier. First of the day, hazy view, cold wind. I recorded no damage other than a few slight blemishes in the concrete.
2010-03-07 12:00 - TP7515 (Moel Meirch)
Still there:-) On a recce of PBR Sec 1 with Carwyn and Kean (yes they are Welsh)
2010-03-07 10:30 - TP1988 (Carnedd Moel Siabod)
Gorgeous late winter day with a covering of firm snow. Recceing Section 1 of the Paddy Buckley Round, Capel to Nantmor. Superb.
2010-03-06 14:00 - TP7107 (Yr Allt)
Quite a chunk now missing from the top, with spider exposed, almost worth a <Damaged>. Up here with prolific local hill bagger Myrddyn Phillips. Grey day with a few showers but nice view NE and across to Moel y Golfa.
2010-02-28 15:00 - TP5865 (See Morris Hill)
vgc, remains of resin plug. Rock by trig has cut BM (aparrently a Pivot BM - a cut-out mark instead of a horizontal line. Pasture summit. From W: parking by bend, pasture & 3 gates. Spitting with rain: best of the day has gone, just the 2 easy Marilyn trigs before heading home.
2010-02-28 14:30 - TP1393 (Bishop Forest)
vgc, no cap or plug. Grass & heather summit, trig slightly overtopped by large cairn. From WNW, beeline for summit, mix of grass, bracken, tussock and heather. Snowy higher up. Last of the weekend: a weekend which was supposed to be spent at Torridon YH in memory of the late and celebrated hill man Irvine Butterfield, but the weather intervened and closed the roads.
2010-02-28 13:30 - TP6776 (Wauk Hill)
vgc, resin(?) plug, grass & heather summit. From SSW, road jct, seem to have taken the gated rather than stiled route this time. Pasture until last wall. My penultimate LR78 trig: just a Hart Fell revisit remaining.
2010-02-28 12:00 - TP6381 (The Fell)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters, 12m SW of tall summit cairn. Followed track from E, same as last time. Plan was to approach from NW for variety but a plantation has appeared since my LR77 came out! Snowy summit, ascent tussocky in places.
2010-02-28 10:45 - TP1353 (Big Morton)
vgc, asphalt plug, grassy summit. Base somewhat undermined, doubtless by cattle, but stable. From S, parked just E of farm, farm track then open hill. A few stone walls, well made but needing care. Final part of climb a bit tussocky.
2010-02-28 09:30 - TP4653 (Margree)
vgc, very mossy, mortar(?) plug. Small clearing at flat hilltop; the surrounding area clear-felled and recently replanted, 2009? Good forest road from SSE (locked gate). When trees are grown, final approach will perhaps be best from NE (wheel tracks). Map name is very Galloway: Greentop of Margree.
2010-02-27 17:00 - TP0682 (Welltrees Tappin)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters, between fences by tumbledown wall at summit. GPS plaque. From S, paddled across the easy looking burn - actually kneedeep and quite rocky- not recommended- icy feet :-( Upper part tussocky and snowy. A nice afternoon on the 3 Scaur Water trigs.
2010-02-27 16:00 - TP2431 (Corse Hill South)
Concrete spalling quite badly: mis-shapen appearence. Metal cap, deep letters. Last mile of road to Polskeoch quite snowy: rough track very snowy: drive halfway along, saw locked gate and deep long pothole so reversed back and parked in turning place opposite house (which was apparently unoccupied). Couldnt be bothered to go round via track, so headed straight up, following a firebreak which soon ran out. Spruce not too dense, soon emerged on snowy hillside above; wide break leads thru upper treebelt. Descended W then SW (runnable spruce!) then followed burn back to Polskeoch. Quite good fun. An hour of daylight left for the 3rd Scaur Water trig of the afternoon...
2010-02-27 14:00 - TP1863 (Cairnkinna)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. 10m SW of and slightly below massive partially collapsed ancient summit cairn. From SW, up fine steep spur, then snowy traverse over the 2 Donald Deweys, returning along the road. Left myself 3 hours for the 2 Scaur Water trigs then noticed there is a third, on LR77!
2010-02-27 11:00 - TP7577 (National Library of Scotland Exhibition)
2/3 size wooden replica trig pillar on display in the first floor foyer, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Directly above the reception desk, (visible from the street out of hours). The lassie on duty Sat a.m. knew nothing of it but happily directed me upstairs to the public map library. Forms part of the public map display presented by the OS Scottish Section 4 Nov 1988. Display boards (see photos) have info on construction & use of trigs. Opening hours as at 2010 are M Tu Th Fri 9.30-5, We 10-5, Sat 9.30-1
2010-02-27 10:00 - TP6467 (Three Brethren)
vgc, no cap or plug. Pillar white - as was the whole area with 3 inches of snow overnight. Ploughed my way up from Broadmeadows YH
2010-02-15 14:00 - TP1956 (Carn Glas Choire)
vgc, no cap or plug, windswept snowy plateau with a nice view. Did it the hard way, from WNW, Balvraid (lodge being renovated), to take in the 635m Graham Top (and LR27 highpoint!). Heavy going with snow mostly not firm enough for easy walking.
2010-02-15 09:30 - TP4732 (Meall Na Fuar Ghlaic)
vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Unusual summit cairn nearby; 2 large upright boulders with stones added to make a kind of shelter. Heather hill, nice view. Via S7517 h-Easgainn, descending NE to join forest road at 731346. Map name is Beinn Dubh.
2010-02-15 08:30 - TP1972 (Carn Na H-Easgainn)
vgc except damage to top screed. From N, fancy surfaced entrance, track thru plantation to deer fence then dampish moorland, snowy today. Wet start to the day but dry on ascent and a summit view. Continued W to S7257.
2010-02-14 13:30 - TP0948 (Bac An Eich)
Stonebuilt, no cap or plug; FB gone (some years ago according to others' reports I have noted). Pillar coated with ice and snow but I cleared all 4 sides with ice axe and all I could find is a void on the S face where I assume the FB was. Quick bag of Mhuilinn then rest of day here. Car park on N shore of loch, good track to Corriefeol (ruins), Meall Buidhe, Bac an Eich, Creag Coire na Feola (where I met an English guy taking a year out volunteering for BTCV and hillwalking!), Meall Innis na Sine then steeply down to the path out (having done the other Corbett years ago). Mostly in cloud but nice lighting on the loch at the finish.
2010-02-14 10:30 - TP7327 (Sgurr a'Mhuilinn)
Only the bottom 6 inches of a stonebuilt pillar remain, with circular centre void. At S edge of summit platform - would normally be obvious but covered with ice and snow it took a few minutes excavation with ice axe before I uncovered anything trig-like. <PILLAR DESTROYED JULY 1983> according to OS website- now a Block although I could find no Bolt - may be something visible in absence of snow. Parked at 293542, N of the kirk, beeline for summit, picking up crampon prints at foot of ESE ridge, which I followed to the summit. Decent snow but no view. Then on to end of Strathconon for Bac an Eich.
2010-02-13 12:00 - TP1135 (Beinn A)
vgc, stonebuilt, asphalt plug, in shelter cairn. Fine steep hill, cloaked in nice firm snow. With Mark Smith. From SE, car park at Inchmore (farm), path a bit vague at start but goes from gate opposite car park. Visited the 2 Graham Tops (Ghlaisein and its neighbour) on the way up. Thick mist above 800m - no view.
2010-02-12 16:30 - TP1167 (Beinn Bhuide Mhor)
vgc, no cap or plug. Flattish unexciting summit, nice view across Moray Firth. From NW, Finglack track, layby near start, snowy plod.
2010-02-12 12:00 - TP2602 (Croidh - La)
Cylindrical pillar. Sound apart from cracking near base. No cap or plug. Summit is 100m to S (cairn). Trig and Graham Top circuit from Drumguish, via Carn Dearg Beag. Didnt revisit the Corbetts. In cloud all morning - clear and sunny here - stunning view. Croidh-la on map (omitting spaces for benefit of search engines...)
2010-02-12 09:30 - TP1946 (Carn Dearg Beag)
vgc, cylindrical pillar, no cap or plug. Nice firm snow, thick mist, no view. From NW, Drumguish, via Meall Buidhe (a Yeaman), contoured WSW to Meallan Beag then back via Croidh-la (didnt revisit the Corbetts)
2010-01-31 12:00 - TP4917 (Mor Bheinn)
vgc, no cap or plug. Compact heather & rock summit, fair view. Trig is on lower of 2 summits: Marilyn is 100m to NE. From N, Tynreoch, parking by gate just to W. Forest tk, crossed clear fall from NN706216 but probably better to continue to track highpoint
2010-01-31 12:00 - TP4718 (Meall An T-Seallaidh)
vgc, no cap or plug, fine stony summit. From SSE, pasture, steep grass then easy ridge. Nice firm snow, great view.
2010-01-31 12:00 - TP1173 (Beinn Chaorach)
vgc, cylindrical trig, no cap or plug. Flattish stony grassy summit. From S, Car pk at Auchtertyre. Good track then long easy grassy ascent. Nice firm snow, great views.
2010-01-30 12:00 - TP6358 (The Brack)
Top damaged, eroding. Dullish grassy ascent, fine view of Beinn Ime & friends. From NN227069 via Donich, descending to mapped track below saddle, forest road back to car pk.
2010-01-30 12:00 - TP1264 (Ben Donich)
Top screed damaged, no cap or plug. From NN227069, parking by forest road, signposted path thru pltn to summit. Nice interesting ascent, fine summit, lovely view of L Long. Back via The Brack.
2010-01-30 12:00 - TP1192 (Beinn Ime)
Replaced by 12166
2010-01-30 12:00 - TP1224 (Beinn Narnain)
vgc, stonebuilt, no cap or plug. Stony summit, interesting view of Cobbler. From NN242063: circuit incl Ime and 2 Corbett Tops
2010-01-30 12:00 - TP10122 (Beinn Ime)
Short stump of an apparently stonebuilt pillar; 2 rebars. In shelter cairn at fine compact summit. Nice firm snow. Ime in cloud while all its companions clear. Met a guy on top with no crampons (I am from Finland: we are used to ice and snow!)
Stump Was evidently a stonebuilt pillar
2009-12-26 12:00 - TP7005 (Witchford)
Revisited in passing, for a photo although the lighting was poor. A farm machinery outlet or somesuch. My GPS put the location about 5m further L than MCLs photo FWIW, beside the shed - close enough. IIRC when I visited in 2000 there was a fair bit of rubbish around: trig gone but hadnt been developed. I looked around while walking back into the village, found a vaguely interesting chunk of concrete in the gateway at about TL510783 but dont think its the trig remains.
2009-12-26 12:00 - TP3567 (Hainey Hill)
Revisit for photos. vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Boxing Day, all quiet. Longish grass, summit mast (with small solar panels) still there.
2009-12-26 12:00 - TP0390 (Upwell Fen)
May have been destroyed. The tarmac area is the start of the former track to Bacons Farm shown on the sketch (the Disused Pumping Station is now a house). 24m S from there is the array of water valves on E verge, but these are now in (short, mown) grass rather than inset into a concrete slab. There is a remnant (apparently the N part) of the old slab, which I exposed - no rivet. Prodding detected no other concrete although it could be farther down perhaps. My impression is that the old concrete slab has gone and the rivet with it. OS trig archive has BEDLAM ROADSIDE at 547315.125 295653.313, BLOCK (i.e. 8m further N, W side of road). I didnt know about that at the time hence didnt look for it.