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TP0715 - Loath Hill
13th Apr 2013 12:46 by CURRYSCRIM
Parked on Greaves Lane by Robin Hood Way signs. Straight forward access up the hill. Average views.
16th Feb 2013 12:35 by MickandKim
Short walk just off ROW
17th Oct 2012 08:31 by wrose
Out with my walking group - The Irregulars, LDWA - and our route took us along the path to the east from Oxton. So, the opportunity for me to make the slight detour to this pillar was just too good not to miss. The pillar is in reasonably good condition and still retains an original metal plug. A somewhat enclosed spot to say it is the highest around by woods crops and communication masts.
27th Jun 2011 13:48 by Whats the Point
Walked up from Watchwood – very interesting site with Robin Hood Hill and the lower Oldox Camp an Iron Age fort. Couldn’t work out a circular route back to the car at Gravelly Hollow so returned the same way with only slight deviations. The day was forcast hot and sunny but the wind picked up on the hill and there was some rain on the return leg but it remained hot and muggy.
15th Jun 2011 17:55 by pjr
A late start today after long day yesterday.A beautiful walk from Burton Joyce through Lambley,Epperstone to Oxton.Up bridleway straight to Robin Hood Settlement.Sat on this lump awhile for snack,worth visit for this alone.Over a gate to pillar,which sits near masts.Concrete base exposed lump missing on one corner,OS plaque fitted.Beautiful views on lovely evening after rain has cleared the air but I must be away to Calverton for a bus.
13th Apr 2011 13:00 by robinhood
Second trig of the day with my mate Tracker Dog. Good walking N up the hill from Oxton and past the Iron Age settlement and burial mound nearby. Had to do a quick jump over a gate into field as farmer was ploughing. Trig is W of Loath Hill woodland, adjacent to it. Views good all round too despite aerial masts so it deserves high marks.
5th Mar 2011 15:45 by ted
Passing by so a revisit. Decoy gone, all quiet. Still raining.
12th Feb 2011 11:50 by ted
This was a strange one! From the footpath, up through open-ish woodland emerging by the masts. There was a rotating gadget next to the trig with two pigeons attached (thankfully not alive!). I then noticed a camouflaged hide with apparently someone asleep inside. Took hasty photos and departed.
7th Oct 2010 15:00 by dewdrop
on hill-top on private land, readily accessible, near phone mast, at side of corn field. All metal work present but slight to one corner of concrete. OS plate dated July 1999.
15th Aug 2010 12:49 by THE CYCLIST
27th Nov 2009 10:32 by smiley dog
trees obstruct views but still a nice spot. walked here from farnsfield[nice]. back in the village i noticed a flush bracket on the church no9052
20th Jun 2008 12:00 by iainmac
14th Jun 2008 11:26 by Monkeycopter
13th Jun 2008 10:08 by gowrie
11th Mar 2008 08:15 by asbown
as below, some damage, decent views.
20th Oct 2007 13:55 by Sandisox
Previous instructions were spot on. Good View and OS plaque make it worth a "7" rating. My 8th trig point today (A record for me). All metalwork ok.
8th Oct 2007 15:40 by AndyG
2 of 9.Up the track,field margin to the left of the wood,past the masts and to the south.First (I think) GPS plaque I have seen.Some undermining.Not much view.Continued south then west beyond the wood downhill to the footpath.Excellent panoramic views from Robin Hood Hill further south.
9th May 2007 15:48 by Bridgeman
Easy access from lane to the north via Robin Hood Way then up track to left of wood.
9th Jan 2006 17:26 by jonny2vests
2nd Jan 2006 13:45 by Lathama
First found the nearby GeoCache, then up the hill by the side of the woods and across to the pillar which is between the conifer woods and an unharvested maize/sunflower field [why do they leave these fields unharvested?]. There is a large chunk of masonry out of the S/W face junctions and it looks as if the pillar has been partly excavated as the concrete base is exposed by about 10-12" all round and there seems to be a large hole underneath it. Original plug with slightly-indented letters. Faint traces of paint. All sightholes open, Anti-vandal plaque on east face. B****y mobile-phone masts adjacent to it - I must start carrying an oxy-aceteline torch. Some views east and north but otherwise blocked by trees.
29th Oct 2005 11:41 by Glaslyn
Next to field of maize and more phone masts.Access easy off lane then Robin Hoods Way,leave just before wood.
1st Jul 2005 12:00 by peregrinus
metal cap shallow letters, chip out of side SE of mast, edge of arable fld
Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus
31st May 2005 08:40 by Tom de Erin
Overall in very good condition, with plug still in place. Chip out of the edge of west/south faces
6th May 2005 14:44 by Kev W
Looks like the base has been dug out. Can only see a view in 2 directions. Wood and hill blocking other ways.
22nd Jan 2005 16:10 by RoPeHe
Two more mobile phone masts have arrived since previous visits! Pillar has a chip out of one edge, and base is steadily being undermined (by some animal living beneath it, maybe?)
24th Oct 2004 13:23 by John + Carol
Base of the trig point was all out of the ground - but the rest was in very good condition
24th Jul 2004 13:10 by RoPeHe
Good condition, complete with all metalwork. All 4 sighting holes are open, with clear view through. Views good if the mobile phone masts are ignored. GPS Passive Station with excellent GPS signals (10-12 satellites being received clearly) - a good place to check out your GPSr. My GPSr said that the centre of the plug was 2.73m from the NG co-ordinates that I had programmed, but reckon even this discrepancy is down to to the limitations of the conversion in the GPSr - the WGS84 readings agreed to better than 0.1 second of latitude and longitude.
29th Feb 2004 13:34 by HEATHENS
28th Oct 2003 10:20 by Fleetwind
My first FBM!! Not hard to find as BT and Orange have put masts close by. The base is standing proud of surrounding ground, so OS might need to carry out repairs soon. Note that the flush bracket number has no alpha-prefix
22nd Dec 2002 13:20 by fasgadh
Another bagging trip, this time the mighty masty Loath Hill. Very muddy approach but easy ascent through pine woods. Pheasant shooting nearby so I did not hang about.
8th Dec 2001 12:00 by peregrinus
TP by track in arable fld - pleasant scarp slope to W, disappointing summit, arable, highest pt is c.90m S of trig
3rd Jan 1998 00:00 by mickandshane
Plug with indented lettering.