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TP2877 - Dukes Wood
4th Jul 2012 15:37 by Border Peat
15th Jun 2012 00:00 by lomy
29th Jan 2012 09:40 by MickandKim
Easy parking and short walk up to chain saying private \trig on right after passing under chain
14th Jan 2012 10:35 by Whats the Point
Parked in the designated car park to the north west. Ignored the private sign and got under the chain – obviously a pheasant shooting area – continued through nut wood up to the toposcope at the picnic area at Maplebeck and then along The Robin Hood Way to Eakring – then up through Leyfields to Lound Wood trigpoint.
10th Jan 2012 15:53 by trig-man
Next to game bird feeder
24th Aug 2011 19:11 by rutson
Found as Geocache Ye Ole Survey Monuments YSM222 on 24/08/2011
29th May 2011 08:55 by snerdbe
Also logged as YSM222, did the Traditional and Earthcache nearby.
23rd Apr 2011 14:13 by Brisey
I stopped at the small parking area as a convenient sandwich stop then spotted the pillar symbol on the map. I explored the former oilfield area for a while then spiralled in towards the pillar using my GPS, looping around quite a bit until I finally spotted it. Like others, I only found the chain barrier over the track on the way out. The pillar is fairly mossy, especially on the top, but the spider and plug are clear. The bird feeder is still alongside.
15th Apr 2011 08:30 by Lodgebarn
Very interesting area, TP buried in the woods. Didn't see any No Entry signs the way I came and the undergrowth had been cleared. Visited while geocaching nearby.
24th Feb 2011 08:41 by THE CYCLIST
29th Jan 2011 12:50 by ted
Plug intact. Not too difficult to find in winter. Interesting grid reference.
16th Oct 2010 10:45 by tbsc8
A moss covered pillar hiding in a wood in the middle of what used to be an oil field. No views of course but the trig seems to be in good condition, I brushed the leaves etc from the top and the plug is still there.
12th Sep 2010 15:19 by Crazy
A circular trip via Rufford and Wellow and we stopped at the museum (closed) on the way home when we noticed the trig point on the map. Went through woods and only went over chain on way out. There is a bit of a camp near the trig which is not easy to spot.
6th Jun 2010 14:43 by fishteers
Did exactly what Pharisee and Ocean Soul stated in their logs, wouldn't have spotted it if it hadn't of been for the white bird feeder next to it the same as stated by Gowrie. Logging as YSM222
4th Jun 2010 09:52 by Pharisee
I turned off the road and drove up the track to the car park for the ‘Oilfield Museum’. From there, it was a pleasant walk along the trail through the wood. Interesting location, this as apparently it supplied a lot of the oil used by the Allies in WWII, some 2,000,000 barrels in all before it was closed down in the ‘60s. To reach the pillar, you have to ignore the ‘No Access to Unauthorised Personnel’ notice (getting good at that today) and step over the chain into the wood. The pillar is 100 yards or so in, a little to the right in fairly dense woodland. Not easy to spot. It’s got a lot of moss growing on it but otherwise it’s complete and in good condition with a shallow engraved centre plug. No views from this location, of course. Score of 6 for oilfield interest.
1st May 2010 14:35 by Bourne
Slight diversion from the path over a chain. Nice museum Area also to visit once parked up
Me at the Trig Me at the Trig©Bourne
11th Oct 2009 16:25 by ocean soul
Parked at entrance to oil drilling museum.When path forks take right hand.Walk steadlily uphill until there is a gap on left hand side with chain across saying `no unauthorised personnel.Hop over chain and walk to copse in front and slightly to right.Pillar is therein next to feeder.
2nd May 2009 09:30 by smiley dog
this one was a challenge. i spent nearly an hour wandering around the wood looking for it .i was about to give up when i spotted it next to a pleasant feeder for pheasants..celebrated with a lovely 5 mile walk in nice nottighamshire countryside.brill weather..
5th Apr 2009 15:16 by angellica
Parked near the oil miners museum and set off for a search. Soon located. In need of paint but otherwise ok
20th Jun 2008 12:00 by iainmac
15th Jun 2008 14:05 by gowrie
First looked for it two days ago - failed to find - came back having read others comments more carefully and succeded! It now has a pheasant feeder about 3m from it, of about the same height - and this is currently bright white compared to the TP, and saw this first. Nature reserve and oil drilling musem area deserves a look - several old nodding donkeys preserved in what was the first on-shore oil well in Britain which produced over 2,000,000 barrels of oil from the 1930s.
14th Jun 2008 22:15 by Theo D Lite
It gets dark in the woods at 10pm! Amazed that I found it after a lot of searching. Headed from the lane through the obvious gap in the hedge (chained off at the moment), into the glade. Then turned right to head halfway towards the next grassy glade. The trig is in the trees to your left, about 30 paces in.
11th Mar 2008 09:35 by asbown
you could take the Rhayader-wanderer route as below or the asbown route and completely bog it up and spend 15 minutes wandering around like a idiot, to be fair the asbown route as very little to commend it to those with any form of intelligence.
26th Jul 2007 09:12 by steviep
1st Dec 2005 14:20 by Rhayader_wanderer
and the glade has a chain with no unauthorised persons beyond this point on it. The minor felling now makes this fairly easy to see having walk about 50 paces into the glade. Points for the wildlife more than the view
2nd Nov 2005 14:40 by Lathama
Parked in the Nature Reserve carpark and went off in search of the pillar, which, without the help of a couple of volunteer rangers doing some tree-felling, I would probably never have found! They were very interesting to talk to and one of them remembered that the woodland was once just heathland and scrub, which would explain why the pillar was put here even though today you can't see a thing and it would be worse in Summer! It's very moss-covered but intact. Plug has slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint beneath the green moss. E sighthole open, the others closed. To help future hunters, it's just adjacent to a small glade in the wood which appears on your left as you are walking from the carpark.
3rd Apr 2005 17:25 by RoPeHe
Took a bit of finding, especially I hadn't taken a 10-figure grid reference with me, so had only the 1:25 000 to work from. Pillar in good condition, complete with all metalwork, but well covered with moss. Views just about non-existent because of trees, but area has an fascinating history. Not a good place for getting a GPS fix, even though few leaves on trees as yet.
7th Aug 2004 12:19 by John + Carol
In a nice wood that I didn't know existed - the trig pillar is very mossy - but in good condition
14th Apr 2004 20:35 by fasgadh
A lovely deciduous bit of Sherwood for once.. Very atmospheric in the dusk with two tawny owls nearby. Took some finding in "light green" forest between two clearings accurately shown on the OS map (OS in correct veg boundary depiction shock!) Mossy but in good nick.
20th Mar 2004 16:15 by mickandshane
Difficult to find but it is there!. New fence lines make the search more difficult. Plug with indented lettering.
20th Mar 2004 11:52 by HEATHENS
So it was there all along Mick!! Set in Englands oil preservation area with a monument to the American Oil Field Warriors. 'Bit a culture.'
9th Mar 2003 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc; metal cap (letters inset); TP not obvious: c.20m E of summit clearing (betw 2 clearings) Former oilfield!