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TP4683 - Martinsell
13th Oct 2012 12:24 by jonglew
Trig is located within a wooded area and is covered with moss. Car park for rambles/dog walkers a short distance NE, then a gentle trog up onto and round the perimeter of Martinsell hill fort, and finally a push through dense undergrowth in the wood to the trig - not easy to spot, the GPS was really handy to locate it. No views from the trig, but a short walk out to a bench seat gives lovely views south down to Oare and over the Vale of Pewsey to Salisbury Plain rising on the other side of the Vale.
2nd Jun 2012 05:41 by Pharisee
Made a very early start from my temporary home in Surrey to reach this one just after 5 a.m. I used the car park to the north east and just followed the public RoW and permissive path. Once through the gate close to the bench seat, turn right into the wood and keep going until you reach the pillar. Itís overgrown and not easy to spot in the gloom. The pillar is structurally sound but the centre plug has been removed. There are no views from the pillar but from the nearby bench seat, there are good views to the south.
19th Feb 2012 11:06 by g4wsb
Walked from east to small metal gate,turn right into woods keep right about 60yds in, covered by branch.
19th Oct 2011 14:10 by sniffadogz
Being taken over by the trees.
16th Sep 2011 20:57 by The QCs
Found whilst out walking round the Martinsell Geocaching series.
17th Jul 2011 15:55 by Dusty
7th Aug 2010 16:25 by cmb1953
Nearly missed it in woods, with tree leaning on top of it.
11th Apr 2010 16:05 by Boid
In scrubby woodland, no views out from the pillar itself
24th May 2009 16:01 by moonraker
Very difficult to find as hidden in trees and undergrowth. Bigger than normal and has covering of moss.
14th May 2009 17:35 by Griefmiester
I parked in small car park on the lane then up along the ridge to this one, tough to find without G.P.S. as lost in the wood and Bluebells, is it my imagination or does this pillar look fatter that usual? - no views from pillar, but great walk up to it and beyond on route to Giant Grave a mile or so away
22nd Aug 2008 13:00 by Lone Hunter
Visited whilst visiting a local cache.
1st Dec 2007 14:25 by Glaslyn
Second attempt at this pillar ,how the hell we missed it the first time i dont know! Lowlight of first attempt was spaniel / electric fence encounter (again) and so maybe i was distracted! anyway its fairly easy at this time of year and a lovely walk in from the parking to the NE . Good views from the nearby bench.
19th Sep 2007 12:19 by tom
Pleasant approach from the car park to the east: through access land, along the ramparts of the hill fort and then crossing barbed wire fence into the woods at closest approach to the pillar. The pillar is sited in the woods inside the hill fort, a large part is covered in moss, it lacks a plug and has FB S1500. Trees now obscure any views the pillar once possessed. A circuit of the hill top however affords fantastic panoramas: south over the Vale of Pewsey to the scarp of Salisbury Plain; north over West Woods to the Marlborough Downs and east over Savernake Forest to lower, flatter land stretching to the horizon.
20th Aug 2007 12:20 by bluebeard
used my orienteering training by using the field corner fences as an attack point and wandering into the dark wood on a bearing. (gps users will probably find this trig dead easy)
19th May 2007 16:00 by dal
Approach from NE superb. I used approach of using GPS to get to closest point on access land, and then going over barbed wire fence. Not difficult to find in copse. I reckon it can just be seen from access land a little to the NE of trig.
28th Apr 2007 09:30 by Pyoung1s
13th Jan 2007 12:14 by Paul and Max
No trouble approaching through the woods at this time of year, the odd bramble but nettle free, Trig quite well camouflaged in its coat of moss.
18th Jun 2006 17:00 by lackofluke
Needed GPS to help find this one. Had some fun getting out of the woods too!
10th Jun 2006 07:30 by macroderma
Hidden in light woodland - would have been excellent views when built. Really good views from the path nearby Plug missing, quite a lot of lichen, but otherwise good condition
5th Jun 2006 17:00 by Rhayader_wanderer
At closest point 40m you have barbed wire to cross but instead carry onto the access land and then cut at an angle back just after the bench. Best in winter or with long trowsers.
14th Dec 2005 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc, no cap or plug, TP in scrubby wdlnd just W of tk, lovely hill & view
12th Sep 2005 13:30 by Managra
This is off the footpath in dense shrubbery and is not visible until you climb over the fence and penetrate further in. Clearly neglected but still in good condition, it is covered for the most part in moss. Missing plug.
15th Dec 2001 12:00 by peregrinus
TP in scrubby wdlnd just W of tk, lovely hill & view - fine hill from E, fine view from scarp, TP tucked in beeches c.15m off FP
8th Jan 1995 00:00 by mickandshane
This once very important trig is now very overgrown. Pug missing.
7th Mar 1982 00:00 by RogerTempleman
Pillar in wood with hang-gliders in adjacent field.