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TP6096 - Spettisbury Ring
11th Apr 2012 11:05 by tom
The pillar stands on the southern rampart of a small Iron Age hillfort on the edge of the downs to the south east of Blandford Forum. I parked by the old railway bridge to the north, I then followed the old track to Louse Lane to the south and then returned by way of the footpath to reach the hillfort and the trig. It has FB S5906 and its spider is plugged by a metal cap with shallow lettering and the foundations of its base are exposed by about 6 inches in places. Blandford Forum, Shillingstone Hill and Bulbarrow could be seen to the north-west. The gently rolling interior of Cranborne Chase is to the north with glimpses of Melbury Hill and Win Green on its northern edge. Badbury Rings could be seen in the east with low wooded hills on the fringe of the New Forest in the distance. Charborough Tower is to the south with the Purbeck Hills on the horizon.
2nd Oct 2011 12:55 by moonraker
Bagged while on circular walk from Charlton Marshall. Marvellous views.
28th Sep 2011 14:55 by splash
Good all round views including Badbury rings. Glorious sunny day.
27th Oct 2010 11:20 by mtb mick
Logged on a short walk with my brother and his new dog Chester. Walked up from the disused railway at the louse Lane end. Big views. Surprised it is not more popular with baggers.
10th Sep 2010 16:45 by cmb1953
1st Sep 2010 14:53 by THE CYCLIST
12th May 2010 12:55 by Moonraker Team
11th Feb 2010 13:30 by Wubbleyew
On circular walk from Badbury Rings visiting the sensational mediaeval wall paintings at Tarrant Crawford Church; also was keen to find the remains of Spetisbury Station (demolished 1959) of which both platforms remain. Above the old railway, Spetisbury Rings rise - there is very much a link between these two places, in that in 1857 during the cutting of the railway,80-90 skeletons were found, & a further 40 in 1858. These bodies are thought to be the defenders of the hillfort during their defeat by the Romans in C1 AD. And so...to the trigpoint: so much of interest here, and returned by the comically named Louse Lane. Nearby Crawford Bridge is worth a study too (mediaeval on its north side); also Shapwick Church set next to the River Stour. Such a profusion of interesting sites hereabouts....
17th Feb 2009 09:02 by Glaslyn
Parked to the SE footpath goes direct to pillar which is in good condition. Nice location.
24th Dec 2008 15:00 by jasymmons
25th Aug 2008 06:55 by Pyoung1s
24th Aug 2008 08:30 by PhilPamAndRob
Walked up to this trig from the nearby Geocache (Spetisbury Ring 2). Some times its tricky finding a trig when overgrown and in a hedge, but this one stood proud on the horizon as I approached.
20th Aug 2008 11:20 by bluebeard
26th Oct 2007 15:45 by cherrybear143
Bagged during a walk west of Spetisbury with Sox during October half term. Lovely autumn day.
3rd Oct 2007 09:00 by PHMB
Situated on the ring. Walked past this one many times before trig hunting without a second glance! Retains plug.
6th Apr 2007 13:59 by stevepammypoo
1st Mar 2007 19:34 by Rhayader_wanderer
Another pleasant moonlit walk, make sure to go along the old trackbed the other path leaves you 15m away on the wrong side of a thick hedge and the ring ditch
24th Sep 2005 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc, metal cap shallow letters, decent hillfort, good view
Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus
9th Jul 2005 12:50 by Managra
In good condition on a concrete plinth. Lovely views from the hill fort. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering.
28th Mar 2005 14:40 by mickandshane
We parked on the little yellow road to the north west of the trig just past the disused railway bridge. Pleasant walk across to the hill fort which has good views over the surrounding countryside. Plug with indented lettering.
30th Jan 2005 10:03 by TreeHouse
Located on the highest point of the hillfort's single rampart. Good views over the Frome valley.
Pillar and view southeast ©TreeHouse
22nd Dec 2003 12:30 by maurice