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A book, written by Keith Stevens and Peter Whittaker, about trigpointing walks in the Peaks.
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TP6103 - Sponds Hill
1st Jun 2013 13:40 by wanderer
26th May 2013 18:56 by vegibagger
With son Jamie Jo. Glorious evening and lovely stone chipping surface especially on the west side.
10th Apr 2013 00:00 by caroleengel
2nd Mar 2013 09:39 by fitzydan
Found while geocaching in the area. Superb views from here today and a great day to be up here - excellent walking weather.
2nd Mar 2013 09:39 by THE SNAPPERS
picked up on route whilst caching in the area.superb views on this sunny day.one of the better days out.
5th Jan 2013 13:05 by The West Viewers
Found whilst completing the nearby caching series.
1st Jan 2013 09:15 by Lodgebarn
Nice views, visited while doing some nearby geocaches.
30th Dec 2012 08:30 by Ben Fogerty
Approached from the south on Gritstone trail in time for sunrise. Superb views in all directions, and an insanely icy wind to keep me awake on a sunday morning
18th Nov 2012 12:16 by catman
wonderful day.wonderful views
18th Nov 2012 12:16 by rosieb
Good walk from Lyme Park.Bit wet underfoot in places.Pleasant views.
11th Nov 2012 13:15 by simplysup
Trig is about 100yds off the footpath, accessed through a muddy gateway. Only sheep for company. Good views all around.
15th Oct 2012 14:04 by Young Thropp
15th Oct 2012 14:04 by Young Thropp
11th Aug 2012 14:00 by Trigglets
Nice round from Lyme Park. Bit hazy today.
1st Aug 2012 00:00 by Rupertal
19th Jul 2012 18:40 by CJO
Approach from south along The Gritstone trail. Spotted Joderal bank radiotelescope between the heavy rain showers.
26th May 2012 10:15 by kristian_magic
Followed the Gritstone Trail from Disley Station, following the route through Lyme Park. Beautiful hot day. Shot some video of the trig, you can see it here: http://youtu.be/DBhEaHtLlDU
25th May 2012 14:04 by THE CYCLIST
A cracking, if tough ride, from the A6 to the North passed the pillar and on to the lane to the South. Tarred cul-de-sac from by Great Western Hotel then rideable track, though only classified as a footpath. Must be one of the highest points at 410 metres I've cycled to in the Peak District. Heat haze diminishing views today.
24th Nov 2011 14:18 by CURRYSCRIM
3/3 Followed the Gritstone Trail from Kerridge Hill and ending with a long, steady climb to the trig point out of Rainow. Strong wind and getting colder as we got to the top. Again, very good views. Back to Bollington now to finish a good 12.5 mile walk. My thanks to "What's the Point" for his company and doing the driving. I will buy him a pint at the next opportunity.
24th Nov 2011 14:16 by Whats the Point
The last of three trigpoints on a walk taken from “Peak District Trigpointing Walks” Parked in Bollington and came up the Gritstone Trail after visiting Nab Head and Kerridge Hill. Great views from up here but limited today to a few miles on a blustery day. Thanks to CURRYSCRIM for the company on this arduous days walking. And thanks for the offer of a pint – I’ll take him up on this the next time I catch him at the Coopers in Burton – oh – and thanks for the apostrophe in my user name – I never was any good at punctuation (some would say not much better at navigation!)
Sponds Hill Shuttingloe, Macclesfield Forrest and Sutton Common Mast on horizon.
6th Nov 2011 11:05 by FineBearTED!
My second Trig Point. 5.2 miles walk there and 5.2 miles back!
4th Sep 2011 12:00 by MickandKim
Easy walk off gritstone trail
21st Aug 2011 16:45 by dpeberdy
Having been round the gardens of Lyme Hall, visited 'Paddock Cottage', 'the Cage' and 'The Lantern', I walked up from the latter to the top of the ridge and then followed it along to the trig. Finshed the walk via Dale Top, West Parkgate and finally back to the Lyme Park car park. Amazing views and lovely to be able 400m for the first time in over a year!
4th Aug 2011 17:52 by leakster
14th Jul 2011 15:00 by team pendolino
nabbed while doing the gritstone trail
10th Jul 2011 14:30 by Kelsborrow Wayfinders
Walked up from Disley and the heavens opened just as we arrived so once again its no view and photos with raindrops on the lens .
9th Jun 2011 18:00 by dangorman
Had walked over from Bollington doing a round walk into Lyme Park and back along the canal. Fantastic views.
27th May 2011 14:00 by Young Thropp
24th Nov 2010 11:15 by PeteBoggs
Up from Bakestonedale road following Gristone trail
24th Nov 2010 10:32 by Triggers
followed gritstone trail from main road. Superb view point
Sponds Hill ©Triggers
30th Oct 2010 12:00 by tigger4242
9th Oct 2010 12:38 by Terry L
Asphalt plug. Private [owner unknown]. Peak District National Park. In field just off Gritstone Trail & inconspicuous when approaching from north. Accessed by crossing a locked gate. Not a particularly impressive hill for its height - others in the vicinity are much better.
10th Sep 2010 14:30 by Ron Plasma
Bit of a "safe" trip, all very lush improved pasture manicured by far too many sheep. (Compare the surprisingly wild Lyme Park skirted on the left.) There's even a bench at the top. Good distance views over the Cheshire plain. For Lynn. Steve - forgive her. It's been a fortnight now!
30th Jul 2010 13:00 by VBForever
26th May 2010 18:04 by pajames
Done a short circular walk from Disley after work.Appraoched from Pott Shrigley side, an easy spot.
11th Apr 2010 16:00 by sjr
Great walk from Taxal also taking in Windgather rocks ,Cats tor, Shining tor, Andrews edge
11th Apr 2010 04:07 by smiley dog
This top has to have the peak district most extensive view. Shropshire hills and the welsh Berwyns visible.
5th Feb 2010 11:05 by asbown
easy walk up from the south,misty but views still ok.
29th Jul 2009 10:06 by wrose
Passed whilst out with my walking group, The Irregulars, LDWA, so an opportunity to visit too good to miss. Visible and accessible being just off the nearby footpath. Pillar in good condition apart from concrete plug. Extensive views accross the urban sprawl to the west.
3rd Jun 2009 17:12 by AndyKeen
13th Apr 2009 10:10 by andyt
20th Mar 2009 12:00 by iainmac
28th Feb 2009 15:40 by Managra
Fantastic views over Manchester and in all directions. Tarmac plug
25th Aug 2008 10:45 by SidAndBob
Urban Manc sprawl to the west and good view of Whalley Bridge to the east. Jodrell Bank clearly visible too. I used to come up here all the time when I was a lad.
Bob on the Gritstone Trail ©SidAndBob
30th Jan 2007 12:17 by Bridgeman
Walked from Bollington via Gritstone Trail on circular walk. Good viewpoint but cold and grey today.
21st Jan 2007 14:40 by ocean soul
Accessed from Gritstone Trail.Excellent views over towards Kinder.
8th Dec 2006 12:04 by Deego
Was out with my Dad, who was on a visit from Canada.. We parked to the North near the Bowstones and followed the Track. It was windy and wet underfoot but not enough to spoil the walk :o) Got the cache while we were up here.
19th Nov 2006 12:25 by mtb mick
Superb views, great clarity today - only 5 weeks to christmas. Tigged on a 15-mile circular walk from Disley via Macc Canal, Bollington, then Gritstone Trail back to Disley.
Sponds Hill Looking N towards Bowstonesgate.
2nd Apr 2006 08:20 by Lone Walker
Apart from the howling gale and the belting rain, this was a nice viewpoint for an easy climb along the Gritstone Trail
4th Mar 2006 10:50 by ted
Tarmac plug, all sighting holes open. Sunshine, snow and staring sheep. Pellet marks on FB imply that its been used for target practice.
8th Jan 2006 15:15 by browni
Did this after doing the nearby cache. Very cold and misty so no view from the trig.
7th Nov 2005 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc, asphalt plug, 36 on small plaque on side of pillar, damp pasture, fine view of City & Peak. Uploading Jon's montage 2 years later, seeing Keith in the pic, I am reminded we bagged this after returning from Jo'burg, while waiting for Keith's luggage to arrive on the next plane !
Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus
20th Jun 2005 20:06 by mattwaggie
Was visiting the nearby Geocache so popped over to the trig to get a few pictures with trigpoint TB.
16th Apr 2005 07:30 by Blue
23rd Apr 2004 13:45 by fasgadh
A very good viewpoint for Manchester, and turning around, the Dark Peak. Concrete insert
30th Nov 2003 13:00 by teasel
Lovely views. Despite having a concrete plug, the trigpoint is very well preserved. If you look through the holes at the bottom, you can clearly see the top of the reference bolt. Also spotted the diamond shaped "36" attachment Jayne commented on below. Is that just coincidence, or is it a reference to the 1936 retriangulation?
14th Nov 2003 16:30 by The Stirleys
Views are amazing from up here, even though it was raining and starting to hail ! saw it as we were on the way back from the Lyme Boss Challenge cache ..
26th Aug 2003 15:00 by The Peak Plodders
Great views from up here, did the local cache at the same time. The middle of the spider had been "tarmaced" over, and there was a diamond shaped steel plate stuck to the north face about 1" to each side with the number 36 repeated twice on it. - Anyone know what this is? Didn't have the camera with me shame 'coz it would have made an interesting picture.
4th May 2003 14:28 by Keith Stevens
On open, gentle moor. Good condition. Private, but open access
19th Apr 2002 12:00 by peregrinus
No details noted - pleasant hill & view
28th Sep 1996 00:00 by mickandshane
9th Sep 1989 11:00 by Particle
18th Sep 1983 00:00 by RogerTempleman
Pillar on short-grassy top with excellent views.
31st Jul 1968 00:00 by Historian
The first of three visits.