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TP6542 - Torrisholme Barrow
21st Apr 2013 10:08 by wrose
Nothing really to add to previous visit reports other than to confirm that this badly damaged pillar still stands proud atop Torrisholme Barrow.
15th Sep 2012 14:30 by BLACKCATWHITEFEET
1st Sep 2012 16:20 by CJO
Despite the damage to this pillar, the views are great, and are suprisingly rural giving this an above average score
14th Jul 2012 12:45 by trigging on an island
Nice views. Nosey cows. Trig has taken a battering.
1st Jun 2012 10:00 by Wubbleyew
Pillar badly damaged as previously reported,whether deliberately or accidently it's impossible to know.Good views,particularly across to Morecambe Bay.All on my own at first,when suddenly a plethora of dog-walkers appeared as if pre-arranged,completely shattering my peace,quietude and introspective harmony!
16th Apr 2012 14:57 by Sandgrownun
Headless pillar,no sight holes open,but great views of estuary and lakeland hills.There is a small bolt/rivet about a metre from pillar.
26th Mar 2012 19:40 by dal
Excellent view point. Sunset glorious.
16th Feb 2012 10:00 by VivTheTrig
Great views over the Bay and up to the Bowland Fells. Open access so, as everyone else says, a nice, relaxing stroll.
The Trig Looking over the trig to Morecambe Bay©VivTheTrig
9th Jan 2012 12:20 by dugswell2
P30 summit, easy bag via one of numerous footpaths for super 360 views for such a small summit.
13th Nov 2011 16:30 by chocolate_chops
28th Sep 2011 22:30 by painterman61
Easy bag from stle at top of hill good views over lancaster and morecombe bay trigs had a right batering though
24th Sep 2011 19:22 by stonestreaker
Fabulous sunset, Lancaster Athletics doing multi trig ascents on a loop, got some great pics.
16th Jun 2011 09:58 by slateloose
31st May 2011 12:14 by Clochandighter
HISTORY: Pillar completed July 1949 costing £7.0s.5d. computed as secondary station SD47/36 within the Barrow-in-Furness block during 1950. Levelled for height in 1961. last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Pillar has suffered malicious damage long ago but what remains has undergone repair. Whole spider removed by thieves. Flush bracket faces 121° (SE). All sight holes plugged. 270° panoramic view includes skyline profile of Lancaster, northern aspect blocked by nearby shrubbery.
22nd Nov 2010 21:51 by The Magna Defender
trig damaged but breathtaking views from here
14th Aug 2010 14:48 by MickandKim
Top eaten by cows ! ! ! Nice views, Dog walking path but no mess Easy access from road over stile
22nd Jun 2010 09:45 by PeteBoggs
Parked on Buseph Drive trig can be seen from road.Currently used as a scratching post by a herd of young bulls.Such an indignity for a sorry looking trig
30th May 2010 14:25 by ted
Nice views, including Ingleborough and Morecambe Bay, but a shame that the trig is in such a bad state. Top gone, plug and spider missing. Access from footpath via stile at SW corner of field.
30th May 2010 14:01 by trigangel
Agree with Ted, but bl**** windy
4th Apr 2010 14:00 by ocean soul
Accessed from Hasty Brow Road to the east.Pillar in sorry state.Good views over Morcambe and lakeland
1st Apr 2010 15:30 by THE CYCLIST
5th Jan 2010 13:30 by wanderer
28th Dec 2009 13:30 by MAC.HAWK
Easily reached from the ROW to the west or Hasty Brow Road to the east. GBH to the head of the pillar but fine views over urban Morecambe & Lancaster, the bay, to the eastern hills (Ingleborough in the distance) & north to the snow clad southern fells of the Lake District, small hill with a big view!
28th Dec 2009 13:30 by SUE-C
28th Dec 2009 13:30 by Rachel-C
Someone has taken off the top few inches of the pillar which was disappointing!! However the view from this small hill was amazing!! Not only can you see the the Ashton Memorial in Lancaster Park, snowy mountains of the lakes and Ingleborough and Whernside too!! Brilliant :o)
21st Aug 2009 12:34 by bonatti
GR by GPS on the day. Good views.
The Headless Pillar The handywork of a thieving moron©bonatti
5th Jul 2009 11:00 by Chris9870
Poorly trig as everyone else has reported. Love to know who carried the top bit away with them, must weigh quite a bit. Anyway, easy walk up from the road and greeted with brilliant views in all directions, especially over Morecambe bay and the lakes.
11th May 2009 13:45 by MBFace
Topless Trig found while visiting the nearby geocache.
3rd May 2009 01:40 by Eeee Bi Gum
Pillar is only about 2/3d's the height it should be, however it was a clear (but windy) day on our visit, and the views were extensive over Lancaster and Morcambe Bay
3rd Mar 2009 09:35 by FiddleMad
Great views from up here. Shame someone lopped off the top of the pillar!
15th Feb 2009 00:00 by Rupertal
1st Feb 2009 14:45 by SlainteJimmy
All sights closed with the top of the pillar shamefully destroyed. Good views balance the pityful condition to a 5 score. Sad state.
Torrisholme Barrow ...with adjacent yellow marker.
2nd Oct 2008 15:00 by bluebeard
22nd Aug 2008 15:35 by BILLY COO
29th Jun 2008 12:30 by Trig391
Trig damaged good view of the wcml.
Torrisholme Barrow. ©Trig391
13th Jun 2008 12:00 by Kelsborrow Wayfinders
Trigpoint is in a very sorry state which is a shame. Interesting view.
12th Jun 2008 20:45 by pete37038
Great views, the number can be clearly read now, did the cache nearby.
11th Jun 2008 20:00 by Morecambe Monkey
This is my most local trig been up here quite a few times,a shame that its damaged. The views from here are stunning & a simple walk over the field from the stile in the fence from the top of Hexham road.
Damaged Trig ©Morecambe Monkey
26th Apr 2008 12:30 by Lathama
Well, where has that season gone? Our last away game and had to come here as it is a new ground for us - and terraces aswell! Great! And we won 2-1 which was an even bigger bonus. Did this, the only local trig point, plus the nearby cache at the same time. This is in awful condition with a missing top and green graffiti on the flush bracket makes the number hard to read. Anyway there are some good views over the Bay but this doesn't compensate for the sad fate that this pillar had it store for it.
25th Dec 2007 15:30 by Citizen Smith
Fine views across Morecambe Bay. Top of column broken off.
7th Sep 2007 17:53 by G Force
Great views shame the top has fallen off though. Bagged this one while doing the neaarby cache.
26th Aug 2007 19:06 by earl grey
Probably the worst conditioned Trig point we have ever come across,don't trigs get adopted nowadays,this could easily be restored. We were up here whilst visiting the new geocache a matter of yards from the trig.great views
18th Aug 2007 01:00 by baskerville bogtrotters
Visited after finding nearby geocache
11th Mar 2007 11:08 by lonesome_cowboy_burt
Wandered up from the south with the dog walkers. Although it was a clear day, the views towards Morecambe Bay were disappointing.
30th Jun 2006 20:30 by Father Ted
Poor trig! One rarely sees one in such bad condition. Walked from a friend's house in Morcambe and then onto Hesk Bank along the canal for a nice couple of pints in the hesk Bank pub before returning along the promonade.
11th Jan 2006 17:15 by Rhayader_wanderer
Now almost dark but only a short walk off the lane. Conditiona laready noted but looking at photos it seems to be stable and not getting any worse.
21st Mar 2005 09:25 by mickandshane
A footpath leads straight to the trig from the housing estate. Good view of Morecambe gasworks. Spider missing.
10th Aug 2004 12:00 by iainmac
30th Apr 2004 12:00 by Seasider
9/29 for the day. Trigpointers of a nervous disposition should not look at the photos!! This trig has not been treated kindly!
14th Nov 2003 12:00 by peregrinus
top damaged: spider gone, FB intact; at grassy summit; decent view
29th Oct 1986 00:00 by RogerTempleman
Good white pillar on grassy hilltop. Photo with young Bob and David on top.