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TP6506 - Tolldown Resr
6th Dec 2012 11:44 by jonglew
Located on the E side of a comms compound not shown on my OS 1:25k map. Good parking in a large car park close to the M4 Junct 18. Don't know where all the car owners were - not in the woods as with no foliage there was nowhere to hide without being seen! I walked along the track at the southern edge of the wood (acces to the comms tower) to avoid going through it, having read the comments below. Pillar has a small chip of concrete missing from one the the top corners otherwise is in good condition. Missing plug, the ivy is trying to establish itself, cleared some away. No views as located in woodland.
6th Oct 2012 10:02 by Lone Walker
Visited while walking the Cotswold Way. No views at all and surrounded by scrub. Awkward location beside enclosure fence.
24th Aug 2012 17:05 by yukin61
best to jump the gate that's in front of you as you turn in towards the car park off the A46, follow the track up to open ground and the pillar can be seen on the east side of the phone mast compound in the trees
4th Jun 2012 09:20 by MickandKim
Trig in woods next to small building Woods quite! but got some stares when we got back to carpark
1st Apr 2012 07:45 by g4wsb
Slight chipped on corner.
30th Jan 2012 15:00 by Dart More
Took Mrs Dart More with me to make it clear why I wasn't there ! Needn't have worried though, Swampy Sean's cold weather theory held true and there were no other occupants in the wood. Grey and very cold day and trig appears rather forlorn. No centre cap but all other metal work present. Cotswold Way on way in and drive on other side of wood on way out.
8th Sep 2011 00:00 by caroleengel
Difficult to spot on E side of mast enclosure. At time of my visit there were 4 men wandering about in a suspicious manner but thankfully no problem as i minded my own business and they minded theirs. Not a plce to linger in and best to keep out of the woods once the trig is bagged.
26th Apr 2011 13:15 by Rob&Fiona
14th Apr 2011 10:05 by Loz&Bib
9th Jun 2010 18:27 by Griefmiester
OMG - I had read the other logs but to be honest was not convinced, I am now! - what a bizzare place - as previously stated I suggest you avoid going through the woods unless you are at the very least liberal minded, I still can not believe what i saw! - Anyway back to the pillar, located next to mast compound - good condition - no views (well not that i dare mention)
30th Apr 2010 10:15 by Dusty
Had not read the previous logs so the state of the woodland came as some surprise to me. I soon realised what sort of place I was walking through and my leisurely stroll became a very brisk jog.
21st Dec 2009 11:37 by swampysean
We went in the snow and this seemed to keep most of the young men out of the forest and they must have been doing their thing in warmer places!! Visit in the snow!
21st Dec 2009 11:37 by craftinessa
Go in the snow, it was -1.5. This seemed to keep people out of the wood and we didn't encounter many of problems previous visitors have had.
6th Dec 2009 11:45 by cmb1953
24th Jan 2009 15:30 by Mrs Blorenge
Well... this was interesting. We rarely log trig points but as we were doing the nearby geocache I said to MrB, "Let's just walk up the footpath and visit the trig, as it is so nearby..." If I had read the other logs beforehand we probably would have given this one a miss! I think everyone else has given the general picture of what this bit of woodland is used for, so there is no need for me to elaborate - I think it was one of those times when MrB was probably quite grateful to have me with him ;-)
5th Sep 2008 19:45 by Pyoung1s
23rd Aug 2008 15:59 by dpeberdy
To concur with others - unless you are broad minded don't come here. Skirt the edge of the woodland looking away on your way to the trig - and carry a map. Keep your camera hidden! I steered clear of the inner woodland due to warnings here, but still saw too much as I walked along the footpath! Do not walk here with children!!!! 206m Me
Not much room and no time - quick snap and run away! For God\'s sake be careful what is in the background if you take a pic here!
29th Dec 2007 19:02 by captain gore-tex
horrid squalid spot, do not go there alone
boys on top ©captain gore-tex
26th Nov 2007 14:32 by tom
The pillar is sited between a stone wall and the fence of an aerial compound within a small strip of woodland next to the Cotswold Way. It has no plug or cap and has FB BsM 3218. There is no view from the pillar due to the woods. All that can be seen north of the woods is the hill rising the other side of the M4. The woods were littered by discarded rubbish, several loitering men and possibly the evidence of some of their past shenanigans; not a pleasant spot to bring the family.
6th Nov 2007 11:15 by PHMB
Situated at end of track just outside mast compound and close to/in the wood. Views must have once been good as you can see area from way off coming east on M4. Reservoir is a little way off across field. BSM style FB, plug missing hole unfilled.
29th Oct 2007 14:11 by seanmac
This place is full of gay men having or looking for sex. Don't go through the woods follow the path at the side until you reach the mast
26th Oct 2007 11:37 by THE CYCLIST
3rd May 2007 13:40 by bluebeard
surrounded by trees and masts and other equipment, no sightings of the map making kind will be seen here.
12th Apr 2007 14:40 by snerdbe
Walked up the track at the side of the wood and found the trig easily next to the phone mast, there were a couple of guys working in one of the cabins but they didn't see what I was up to.
27th Jan 2007 12:15 by Hartryggers
Parked in the Picnic Area Car Park, which was surprisingly full. This is not a place for the faint hearted, don't think all these chaps were looking for flash sorry flush brackets!!
1st Apr 2006 16:54 by Glaslyn
Judging by what i saw on the ground in the wood and the surprising amount of single men sat in cars at the parking spot this would appear a popular spot with a certain section of the populus!Quick in and out was in order ..er...or maybe not .....Located just outside small compound.(Just read mickandshane s log ,glad i am not the only one to notice !)
1st Apr 2006 14:25 by macroderma
Cottaging central. Plug missing, no view to speak of
9th Oct 2005 15:30 by mickandshane
We parked at the carpark on the A46 which give access toi the Cotswold Way. The carpark and the adjoining bit of woodland seemed to be full of single blokes wandering about, or perhaps I'm just being homophobic. I tried not to bend down to read the FB no though! Plug missing.
12th May 2005 19:26 by Rhayader_wanderer
everything already said
15th Apr 2005 11:00 by Lathama
Thinking it to be in the reservoir complex, I spent a lot of time wandering around trying to find it. Wrong again! I eventually located it adjacent to the mobile phone mast on the edge of a woodland just off the Cotswold Way. The flush bracket is one of those with the S between the B and the M. The plug is missing, otherwise it's OK. No paint. All sightholes open. No views from here at all.
22nd Feb 2004 14:15 by martin
Trigpoint hidden in woods just off Cotswold Way. Top Bracket missing
8th Nov 2003 12:00 by peregrinus
vgc; no cap or plug; edge of wood just outside mast compound
8th Oct 2003 11:00 by maurice
3rd Jan 1995 00:00 by widget
Stopped on way home fm Mother-in-law's. Access "Strictly Private" but easy & next to Cotswold Way. Long view to West.
11th Aug 1991 14:30 by arranc
13th Jun 1981 00:00 by RogerTempleman
White pillar in long grass next to wood at Dodington Ash.