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Moved 2019-02-01 11:14 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

The challenges of Moonwalk training. Weather more typical of Nine Standards Rigg than Nine Barrow Down!

Coringdon Trig in the snow ©Trigpoint100

Good condition 2019-01-31 15:38 - TP0960 (Badbury Rings)

FB Number: S2567   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

To Kingston Lacy to see the snowdrops (v impressive), so a return visit here on the way home - nearly 21 years after our last visit, on the same day as Widget! I think in 867 visits that's the only time anyone's logged the same one on the same day. Very grey and bitingly cold today but good far ranging views (including Kingston Lacy roof) and a cracking hill fort. NE(ish) and SE(ish) s/holes open, metal cap, shallow letters, excellent condition.

Slightly damaged 2019-01-21 15:08 - TP6520 (Toot Hill)

FB Number: S6240   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Another example of trigging taking you to places you would normally never go to - especially the suburban sprawl of Swindon housing estates. Luckily the planners left some green space (being extensively enjoyed by dog walkers) and a trig - rather surrounded by trees, but good views S, including Wroughton trig, a few yards away. Surprisingly, metal cap (deep letters, remains of red paint) still in place; W and E s/holes open and some damage to lower part of N side + s/hole, but otherwise structurally sound.

Good condition 2019-01-21 14:44 - TP7084 (Wroughton)

FB Number: S6280   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy roadside bag on a minor detour from a journey to visit my mum. All round views of rolling Wiltshire, although bitterly cold, so didn't spend too long examining the fine panorama of Swindon! Centre and N s/hole open, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2019-01-08 16:19 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Start of 2019 Moonwalk training. Good job London is flatter! Clear evening, good sunset, but biting northerlies. Trig condition unchanged.

Good condition 2018-12-30 15:35 - TP6469 (Thruxton Down)

FB Number: S1697   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy walk up from south, obviously a big shooting area, with white pheasants around (never seen these before, and no, I hadn't been on the gin!). Pillar in a thorn bush in the middle of what currently is a brassica field, but easy tractor line access. Good views across northern horizon. Pillar is slightly leaning, but otherwise in good condition - asphalt cap and W s/hole open.

Slightly damaged 2018-12-30 15:11 - TP0742 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S1504   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Short walk up from a very busy A303, so not a peaceful experience. But good all round views, excepting the blots on the near landscape comprising the Amesbury distribution centre and the Bulford Army camp (under massive redevelopment). Pillar in reasonable condition - centre and one s/hole open, some damage to top corners, but structurally sound, primary plate also in place.

Inaccessible 2018-12-30 15:11 - TP8928 (Salisbury Plain Baseline North)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 7/10

No sign, but I was here, honest! I assume the inaccessible status means you need a JCB, fascinating to think I was standing on a cannon...

Good condition 2018-12-30 14:08 - TP7095 (Yarnbury Castle)

FB Number: S2170   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very large Iron Age fort with impressive double ditches. It is always a mystery to me how the OS got to put pillars on top of historic monuments, but the views are certainly all round and excellent. Many offroad 4WDs and bikes on adjacent byway, very muddy! Asphalt cap, S s/hole open, otherwise good condition, with no significant deterioration of the crack.

Good condition 2018-12-30 13:26 - TP2437 (Corton Down)

FB Number: S2187   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I guess trigs behind bars might be the last survivors after farmers, developers, vandals or lightening have dealt with the rest! Safe in comms compound and still with chain attached, fortunately touchable and with FB facing outwards. Fine views across eastern horizon. Centre open, but otherwise in vgc.

Destroyed 2018-12-30 12:37 - TP10073 (Knook Barrow)

FB Number: S1942   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

I do like a BOGOF! [FB for logging purposes only].

Slightly damaged 2018-12-30 12:36 - TP4293 (Knook Barrow)

FB Number: S5913   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Easy access from byway to south, across open pasture. Much evidence of cows, who I suspect are responsible for the significant base erosion (a good 6" of base is exposed, in striking contrast to g4wsb's pic in 2015), and the slight lean. Centre and one s/hole open, but otherwise the pillar is in vgc, with good all round views across the Plain, even on a very grey day.

Good condition 2018-12-30 11:53 - TP7331 (Bustard North-east)

FB Number: 10393   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Mission to investigate its possible disappearance. Happy to say it is alive, well and where it ever was (condition unchanged from our 2015 visit).

Good condition 2018-12-30 11:50 - TP1818 (Bustard)

FB Number: S1949   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Mission to investigate its possible disappearance, but happy to report it is alive, well and where it ever was (condition unchanged from our last visit three years ago). Looks like it might even have had a new coat of white paint!

Good condition 2018-12-08 15:08 - TP5510 (Potcote Farm)

FB Number: S7337   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

After our adventures at Blakesley Heath, fortunately this was easy - drive to end of mast road, direct walk across empty pasture. Very good all round views over Northamptonshire on a lovely sunny afternoon. Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes buried, vgc.

Good condition 2018-12-08 14:40 - TP1487 (Blakesley Heath)

FB Number: S7432   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

For a seemingly straightforward trig, far more adventurous than it ought to have been! Left paper map in car in view of imminent rain; GPS batteries ran out within 100m so relying on vague memory of map; footpath has been relocated with no signage that we could see; had to pass through an absolute mud bath; when eventually located, field had a beautiful and fortunately docile herd of white cattle who came to investigate us. Pillar itself behind stock fence but FB facing outwards. Metal cap, shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2018-12-07 14:16 - TP4065 (Hunsbury Hill)

FB Number: S7331   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nice (if rather muddy) walk up from Country Park CP on a sunny but cold afternoon. A bit difficult to find, and surrounded by trees so no views, but the Iron Age hill fort is interesting, how on earth did they dig such a deep ditch with no JCBs?! Metal cap, raised letters, all s/holes open, otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2018-12-07 13:47 - TP1498 (Blisworth Hill)

FB Number: S7239   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick stop off en route to a family visit in Northampton. Easy access from CP by solicitors. Trig is in reasonable condition - all s/holes buried in leaf litter, asphalt cap but structurally sound. Nearby air shaft is interesting, although I wonder if the roots of the immediately adjacent tree have penetrated the canal tunnel yet!

Good condition 2018-09-26 16:44 - TP25788 (Slieve Martin)

FB Number: 3016   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

OSI GR J20120 17646. FB OSNI3016. Standard Hotine pillar, centre and all s/holes open but otherwise in vgc. Very windy but far reaching views both north to the Mournes, and south along Carlingford Loch. Excellent circular walk from the Forest Park upper CP, taking in this trig and the Cloughmore Stone.

Slievemartin trig
Evening view up Carlingford Loch
Slievemartin FB ©Trigpoint100

Good condition 2018-08-29 18:56 - TP7397 (Carnmoney Hill)

FB Number: 3053   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Thanks to the good Belfast bus service, a very scenic walk across the top of the hill from Ballyduff Rd to the N (cinder track W of Fernlea Lane) down to Glebe Rd in Glengormley. Clear evening so great views of Belfast and surrounds. Centre and N and W s/holes open, E and S buried. Loops have also been sawn off, but otherwise pillar is in good condition.

Good condition 2018-08-20 18:38 - TP25725 (Slieve Croob)

FB Number: 2075   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Up the gated road from the W past the source of the Laggan. Thick mist / low cloud cover so nothing to see at the trig other than the surrounding masts. Standard hotine pillar, all s/holes open, standard OS cap with deep letters and some damage, otherwise trig is in vgc.

Good condition 2018-08-20 16:35 - TP25789 (Slieve Na Slat)

FB Number: 3009   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

OSI GR J33065 37610. FB OSNI3009. Standard hotline pillar. All s/holes open; OS metal cap, shallow letters, but someone has removed the central screw leaving the outer ring in place. Trig is otherwise in vgc; has a neat 1cm hole in the centre of each face about 20cm from the top, which I assume is a legacy of its transport. Fabled views shrouded in ethereal mist, but a lovely walk up a waymarked circular trail through the forest from the car park.

Slievenaslat pillar
Slievenaslat FB
Slievenaslat spider minus centre

Destroyed 2018-08-07 19:02 - TP7677 (Baldongan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Well worth a visit despite lack of trig, Interesting ruins - actually a fortified church belonging to a now long gone castle built in the 13th C by the Knights Templar. Also a very well maintained graveyard. Pillar would have had excellent views down the coast to Howth and its pillar / Malahide.

Good condition 2018-08-07 15:42 - TP7357 (Slieve Muck)

FB Number: 3017   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A steep slog up from the reservoir but well worth it for the superb views - both Belfast and Dublin in the far distance, and a load of other Slieves in the foreground - stunning. All s/holes and centre open, but otherwise pillar is in excellent condition - very pebbly aggregate!

Destroyed 2018-07-12 16:26 - TP5507 (Portsdown Hill West)

FB Number: S1625   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Almost nothing to report except a sunny afternoon with fine views down over Portsmouth. [FB for logging purposes only].

Destroyed 2018-07-12 16:25 - TP5506 (Portsdown Hill East)

FB Number: S1626   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Some impressive comms equipment, and a trig still marked on my new OS map, but I'll go with others that it is, in fact, destroyed. Sunny afternoon with good views down over Portsmouth. [FB for logging purposes only].

Moved 2018-05-06 11:28 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Moved   Score: 8/10

Annual visit, back up to 13 this year. Massively encouraged by wall to wall blue skies, but very hot and hazy. No change to trig.

Good condition 2018-05-04 15:15 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Three minutes earlier this year on our annual outing. Beautiful sunshine with great views of the IoW. Both tea shops in Studland closed - what trade you have lost!

Good condition 2018-04-05 16:05 - TP11966 (Blackdown Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

AKA Hardy Monument (built 1844 to honour Admiral Hardy of Kiss Me Hardy fame, not Thomas). Well worth climbing the 121 steps to enjoy the panoramic view from the top on a clear day, particularly of Portland (but in the care of the NT so take your card if you have one).

Good condition 2018-04-05 15:27 - TP4780 (Merry Hill)

FB Number: S5940   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To Abbotsbury to visit the gardens, so the opportunity to bag this trig on the way back. Parked in a good spot to the S where the SWCP crosses the lane, with a straightforward but very muddy walk in. Panoramic views along the coast on a lovely sunny afternoon. Centre and N s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2018-04-03 15:36 - TP0740 (Bull Barrow)

FB Number: S2589   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Memo to self: best not to try and bag a trig sitting on a giant sponge after a very wet Easter; it was squelchy. But fine Dorset heathland, with extensive if flat all round views. Metal cap, deep letters, GPS plaque, all s/holes except NW open, vgc.

Good condition 2018-04-03 14:49 - TP3140 (Fern Down)

FB Number: S2530   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another beautiful and peaceful place found by accident whilst trigging. Although I don't think the adder thought that when the Old Man nearly stood on it! Trig is rather surrounded by gorse (although some has been chopped back), so no views. Centre and S s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Moved 2018-04-01 14:31 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Steam train to Corfe (the 'Sir Keith Park' recently returned to Swanage so lots of attention from another equally anorakish group of folk taking photos!!). Vg cider at the Greyhound then cracking walk back along Nine Ballard Down with great views. Can't work out whether this trig has moved again - farmer has been bulldozing the surrounding area. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2018-03-21 15:12 - TP4090 (Hutton Roof Crag)

FB Number: S5400   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy circular walk from Plain Quarry CP. Unfortunately rather a misty afternoon but you could still make out a fine panorama including the Lakes, Ingleborough and the coast line. Trig in area of scrubby vegetation and limestone pavement, centre, and N and S s/holes open, otherwise VGC.

Damaged 2018-03-20 16:33 - TP6542 (Torrisholme Barrow)

FB Number: S5369   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Interesting place - a badly damaged trig and a Bronze Age barrow on top of a drumlin. Very easy access and excellent 360deg panorama, including Ingleborough peeping over the top, so marks for ease of access and views if not trig condition!

Good condition 2018-03-20 15:55 - TP9857 (Morecambe Harbour Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Stopped off in the town for a cup of tea (at the community cafe opposite Eric Morecombe's statue, which opened today and was very good). Then a wander round the town and down the Stone Jetty to the lighthouse - excellent all round views, and interesting renovation of the pier.

Good condition 2018-03-20 14:21 - TP5604 (Red Bank)

FB Number: S5333   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Excellent on the views to effort ratio on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Notable also for our meeting with three local walkers who were genuinely interested in the purpose of trig points; the field being full of sheep with very small lambs; and the nearby sculpture to the cockle pickers who drowned in the bay in Feb 2004. Plastic cap, w s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2018-03-20 12:40 - TP6761 (Warton Crag)

FB Number: S5335   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

To Lancashire, sadly for a family funeral, but the silver lining of a little light trigging on a superb sunny day, if rather cold in a biting wind. Easy climb up from the quarry car park where many twitchers were watching peregrines. Superb views on the way up but disappointing at trig due to surrounding vegetation (although a lot of this is being cleared). Centre, and SE and SW s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2018-03-10 13:50 - TP6096 (Spettisbury Ring)

FB Number: S5906   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from The Cliff. Very interesting and well preserved hill fort with all round, if overcast, views. Good to see work to preserve the spirit of the adjacent station. Pillar in excellent condition considering its public location - metal cap, shallow letters, E and W s/holes open.

Good condition 2018-03-10 13:16 - TP6364 (The Cliff)

FB Number: S6024   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Scenic drive home after an errand to Poole; the countryside here around looks little changed from Thomas Hardy's time. Very overcast, on a better day there would be good views around west horizon, but east overshadowed by hedge and broad brow of hill. Pillar on sizeable concrete plinth, centre and north s/hole are open, but otherwise in vgc.

Destroyed 2018-02-12 16:30 - TP3581 (Ham Hill)

FB Number: S5114   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

A rare instance of the OS map telling lies ... the 1:25k suggests the land N of this pillar location is access land (which would thus bring you fairly close to the original site). In reality, it is split between an extension of the Marine's base (razor wire topped fence) and a works compound for Rockley Park (complete with five old static caravans). But a nice walk up through the nature reserve with great views over Poole Harbour on a lovely sunny evening. [FB for logging purposes only]. Update 16/02/18 - OS confirmed map is in error and will be corrected in next edition.

Destroyed 2018-01-13 15:05 - TP1781 (Burngate Resr)

FB Number: S6078   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

Agree with the last logger - this location is well worth a visit for the stunning views along the coast (even on a rather overcast afternoon), despite lack of a trig. Field recently planted so viewed from the comms mast. BOAT is driveable in a good 4WD but beware some significant potholes. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2018-01-13 14:50 - TP5879 (Sexys Farm)

FB Number: S6101   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route to Lulworth Cove. Overcast grey day, but still good all round views. Trig is clearly appreciated by someone who has left a pot of chrysanthemums, and a posy; the heart shaped stone is also still there. Base significantly eroded out, centre and all s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2018-01-06 15:46 - TP3411 (Gore Heath)

FB Number: S2541   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk from the CP to the S on an icy cold but clear afternoon, which ended in a beautiful sunset. Trig has no views due to surrounding tree cover, but is still a lovely shade of green, is very well maintained and in excellent condition, with asphalt cap and all s/holes still closed.

New plaque on trig Sadly it would seem Peter Martin has passed away, but his family clearly still care for this pillar©Trigpoint100

Inaccessible 2018-01-04 15:20 - TP2411 (Corfe Hills Reservoir)

FB Number: S2543   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 5/10

En route home from an errand to Poole, on a beautifully sunny evening. Excellent views down Poole Harbour from nearby Upton Heath viewpoint made up for absence of trig point. Circumnavigated the reservoir compound but no access nor any sign of trig (although I did subsequently find it on Google Earth, no wonder you can't see it from the perimeter). [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2017-12-14 12:35 - TP4021 (Horsedown Common)

FB Number: S5554   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With our local walking group, and with the landowner's permission, en route to our very convivial Christmas lunch at The Plume in Crondall. Excellent views (if Basingstoke can be said to be such) under clear blue skies; condition unchanged.

Moved 2017-11-27 13:33 - TP7503 (Whelford)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Moved   Score: 3/10

Curious! Still here, condition unchanged from previous logs. At least part of adjacent concrete plant has been turned into a business park. En route home from mother's 90th birthday celebration, on a very sunny afternoon. Some beautiful Cotswold villages in this area.

Good condition 2017-11-13 15:20 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My new favourite short circular walk from Swanage, up via Whitecliff Farm, down Ballard Down to this trig and back down the SWCP. Exceptionally clear day due to arctic northerlies - spectacular views of the lighthouse on St Catherine's Point, the Needles, Fawley Chimney and the Spinnaker Tower. Trig condition unchanged.

Good condition 2017-10-30 15:26 - TP7066 (Woolsbarrow Camp)

FB Number: S6076   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from CP to SW after a very nice day in Wareham to celebrate our wedding anniversary. A very fine small hillfort, on a wonderful sunny evening, shame the trees now obscure what might have been vg views from this trig. Trig in vgc - W s/hole open, E buried and others closed. Asphalt cap, spider stamped 4 JRW 2017 - wonder who s/he was?

Good condition 2017-10-30 13:50 - TP13071 (Wareham Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parish church of Lady St Mary; beautiful, light, very peaceful Saxon church with some fine 19thC stained glass in the E window.

Destroyed 2017-10-23 12:30 - TP7089 (Wymering)

FB Number: S2660   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

En route to hospital visiting at QAH. Watching the TL too carefully to contemplate where the pillar might have been. If still there, however, would be a serious traffic hazard! [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2017-09-21 17:20 - TP13883 (Prestatyn Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

OPD#21: Christ Church. Originally built 1860s when Prestatyn had expanded so much after the arrival of the railway in the 1940s, it needed its own church. Unfortunately closed by the time we got there, but the exterior is beautiful and all very well kept. A fond (?!) farewell to Offa, celebrated with a paddle in the sea!

Good condition 2017-09-21 15:43 - TP2492 (Craig Fawr)

FB Number: S3535   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

ODP#20: 17th and last pillar on the ODP (under my 'within 0.5 mile diversion' rule!). And a rather fine one at that - bright white so visible for miles around. Very windy but clear blue skies so fantastic views (Anglesey included?). Bunch of flowers left at base - what a great place to be remembered. Cap filled but painted so can't determine with what. FB also heavily painted. N s/hole open, but pillar is otherwise in exc condition.

Good condition 2017-09-21 15:29 - TP7209 (Dyserth (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

ODP#20: Well looked after and in very good condition in its playpen. Unfortunately didn't have time to look for its sister up the road - the end of a very long walk was calling!

Destroyed 2017-09-21 11:34 - TP4859 (Moel Maen-Efa)

FB Number: S3536   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 4/10

ODP#19: birthday (ex)trig, still shown in my (rather old) ODP guidebook, but now a fairly substantial cairn. Unfortunately, thick mist so no views. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2017-09-20 12:16 - TP0005 (Moel Fammau)

FB Number: 2961   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

ODP#18: busy, and don't get me started on litter louts and folk who believe in the dog poo fairies! But excellent views on a very windy but clear day - including Liverpool. Third highest trig on the ODP (highest on the northern section but Hay Bluff and North Daren on the southern section are higher). All s/holes and centre open, small crack at FB level, but otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2017-09-19 16:59 - TP4857 (Moel Gyw)

FB Number: S3103   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

ODP#17: beautiful sunny evening, so left the Old Man to carry onto the Clwyd Gate Inn (which turned out to be closed and up for sale so no beer for him!). Quick and easy diversion up from the ODP to find a pillar with stunning views, including the other Clwydian hills, the coast and Snowdonia. All s/holes and centre open, but rest of pillar in vgc.

Good condition 2017-09-19 14:38 - TP4878 (Moel-Y-Waen)

FB Number: S3101   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

ODP#16: short diversion up from ODP on a beautiful day with great views, including the coast, Clwydian Hills and Snowdonia. Shared the hill with three paragliders who were having a great time buzzing us. E and S s/holes open, others looking very weak, metal cap no letters, vgc.

Destroyed 2017-09-16 11:45 - TP9530 (Chirk Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

OPD#15: relaxed the pace a little to visit Chirk Castle and spend a few days in Llangollen. Re-enactment of Battle of Grogen going on at the castle; Old Man thinks this hobby as daft as trig collecting! Flagstaff very much evident but I will take as replacement - I guess it has had several over the years since it was built in the 1300s!

Good condition 2017-09-15 16:14 - TP5867 (Selattyn)

FB Number: S3122   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

ODP#14: thought we'd quickly bag this before finishing our day's walk at Craignant - but how wrong we were. An absolute s*d, very difficult to find in the heather and young pine trees, no views, suspect it will be almost inaccessible in a couple of years. All s/holes buried, asphalt cap, interesting embossed crest on side, a bit of moss but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-09-15 10:01 - TP4486 (Llanymynech Golf Links)

FB Number: S4720   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

ODP#13: short diversion from the ODP on a rather wet morning so no golfers about (although further along the path, the groundsman blowing leaves off the fairway into the rough, the point of which I thought a bit questionable?!). Between the rain showers this trig appeared to have some excellent views. NE and SE s/holes open, metal cap (shallow letters), vgc.

Good condition 2017-09-14 17:20 - TP11832 (Llanymynech Church Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

ODP#12: Church of St Agatha, built 1843-44, and very plain inside, although good stained glass in east window. So quiet inside I could hear the clock ticking, although it is rather large, almost too big for the church!

Good condition 2017-09-13 15:21 - TP1112 (Beacon Ring)

FB Number: S4718   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

ODP#11: great disappointment! Having done no homework, and based purely on its position on the map, expected great things ... instead found a trig completely engulfed by trees planted to celebrate the Queen's coronation in 1953 (that must have pleased the OS!). You can see the letters if you look along the alignment of the surrounding tree trunks. Marks simply to reflect the stunning views from the surrounding ramparts, in all directions. NE s/hole open, grey plastic centre cap. Otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-09-12 11:49 - TP4483 (Llanvair Hill)

FB Number: S5196   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

ODP#10: a very fine day indeed to visit this trig, with superb all round views. A red dragon has also appeared in the field opposite (notwithstanding this being England), must be fairly recent as I'm sure others would have commented on it! All s/holes open, but metal cap still in place (shallow letters), and overall vgc.

Dragon on the Dyke Offa's Dyke in the background. Sadly the internet is surprisingly quiet on this piece of sculpture.©Trigpoint100

Good condition 2017-09-12 10:37 - TP2707 (Cwm Sanaham Hill)

FB Number: S5645   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

ODP#9: return visit for us nearly seven years after our original. Pillar little changed in that time - all s/holes and centre open, and some base erosion, but otherwise in vgc. Today all round superb views as well.

Good condition 2017-09-11 15:40 - TP11545 (Knighton Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

ODP#8: back to Knighton to resume walking the second half of Offa's Dyke Path. Parish church of St Edward - tower is 14th century, but remainder is a complete Victorian rebuild. Very peaceful with an extraordinary range of embroidered kneelers inside!

Good condition 2017-09-02 12:30 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nearest trig to our new home, so hopefully the destination of many future walks. Today enlivened by the Red Arrows from the Bournemouth Air Show. Condition unchanged from May visit.

Slightly damaged 2017-07-18 19:48 - TP7358 (Carmeen)

FB Number: 3006   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

If you want to understand the geography of a fair number of Irish mountains, stand here... on a beautiful sunny evening, superb all round views from the Ring of Gullion, through Black Mountain and Slieve Foye, all the way up the west face of the Mournes, and further N to a range of hills which fell of the top of my map!. Extra mark as this is my 600th pillar log as well. Sitting in a sea of stones from nearby collapsed walls, some damage to the top, and centre open, but all s/holes closed and generally otherwise OK.

Slightly damaged 2017-07-18 18:46 - TP7351 (Knockiveagh)

FB Number: 3515   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Having been defeated on Tievecrom (Forkhill Mountain) by impenetrable gorse a few weeks back, it was good to find a pillar with relatively easy access. Great views of the Mournes on a very sunny evening, and an ancient cairn to add interest. Significant damage to top with one arm of spider exposed, all s/holes open, metal cap (deep letters) still in place despite attempts to remove it.

Slightly damaged 2017-06-06 19:35 - TP25790 (Two Rock Mountain)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

OSI GR O172223. Standard hotine pillar, with spider but no cap (centre open), no FB, significant chip out of SE edge, but otherwise OK. Out and back walk along the Dublin Mountains Way on a very good path from Tilbradden CP, also taking in the summit of that hill as well. Adjacent pre-historic cairn, Fairy Castle, and panoramic views on a sunny but very windy evening, including a full coastal sweep from Howth Head trig, via Poolbeg Lighthouse, to Ballynamuddagh (Bray Head).

Two Rock Mountain pillar
Two Rock Mountain pillar and adjacent Fairy Castle

Good condition 2017-06-01 13:17 - TP6445 (Thorn Hill)

FB Number: S2376   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Having spent the last 45 minutes driving through Nuneaton housing estates, here is the ultimate - a trig in a housing estate! Nice to see someone thought about it when the estate was built, as it is well sited on a corner and in excellent condition - asphalt cap, S s/hole open.

Good condition 2017-06-01 13:01 - TP3852 (Hill Farm)

FB Number: S4317   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Memo to self: don't go trigging at the height of the summer vegetation growth ... surprisingly difficult to find, given its entombment in oil seed rape, cleavers and an encroaching hedge. Also not on highest point of hill. Limited views N only. Metal cap, shallow letters, W s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Destroyed 2017-06-01 12:36 - TP5195 (Nuneaton Fields)

FB Number: S4299   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Marked on my 2002 Landranger but clearly gone. One mark for a nice field, viewed from the gate. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2017-06-01 12:21 - TP6905 (Whitehouse)

FB Number: S4297   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Next to a nice pond in an 'Eeyore' field full of thousands of thistles. Field has a recently bulldozed wide track running the full length of it, so is it being developed for housing? Some views west, including an as yet unidentified perfectly conical hill. Plastic cap, E s/hole open, small chip on E side of top, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-06-01 12:09 - TP4419 (Lindley)

FB Number: S4296   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Middle of planted field but convenient tractor marks allowed access (although in full view of the A5 so felt a bit trespassy!). Reasonable all round views; metal cap, shallow letters, N s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-06-01 11:54 - TP6669 (Upton)

FB Number: S2380   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

En route home from Nottingham and time for a little more trigging. This took some finding - invisible from the road due to hedge growth, but a faint triggers path marked the spot. Very limited views north of horses and rolling Leicestershire. Metal cap, shallow letters, E s/hole open, otherwise excellent condition.

Slightly damaged 2017-05-31 13:03 - TP2811 (Dorket Head)

FB Number: S4664   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Easy access from small pull in on lane to SW. Bright white (including cap and FB), and upright at present, if a little wonky. Wouldn't risk a reading from it! Good views to east but otherwise unremarkable. Metal cap, raised letters, NE s/hole open, damage to top SE corner.

Good condition 2017-05-31 12:39 - TP0887 (Arnold Lodge)

FB Number: S4869   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from Killisick Lane - if following this route, make sure you cross the newish stile on your L into the sheep field as you descend the path, otherwise you will end up heading towards a housing estate as we and others have done. Good views of a clay pit, and very entertaining lambs at this time of year! Metal cap, shallow letters, S s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2017-05-31 12:09 - TP4195 (Killisick Lane)

FB Number: S4613   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Easy access from the top of the nearby road head. Surrounded by trees, but thanks to the person who has recently cut back all the nettles surrounding this trig. Previously painted in some rubber-based paint which is now peeling off, damage to top corner, centre and E s/hole open, repairs to top have removed one retaining loop, but its hanging in there!

Toppled 2017-05-31 11:29 - TP6263 (Sunrise Hill)

FB Number: S4619   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10

To Nottingham to visit Sis#2, who was happy to accompany me on a little light trigging. This the first - still there, with spider, but otherwise toppled and looking very sorry for itself. Also surrounded by trees, so limited views only S down over Arnold. However, good that a patch of greenery has survived in a huge housing estate. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2017-05-23 19:09 - TP7396 (Muldersleigh)

FB Number: 2094   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Excellent circular walk from Whitehead station via here to Blackhead Lighthouse and the Old Castle Road. Panoramic views including Scotland and the Mournes on the far horizon. I too saw three Irish hares. OSGB metal cap, shallow letters; all s/holes open and one retaining loop gone, otherwise excellent condition considering its vulnerability to golf balls and lawn mowers!

Good condition 2017-05-01 16:26 - TP6087 (Southover Heath)

FB Number: S5936   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Already being obscured by this year's leaf growth, hard to imagine how it must have had at least some intervisibility in the past. Walked in from E and got caught in a huge thunder / hail storm on our way back which seriously tested the Old Man's SOH! Asphalt cap, N s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-05-01 15:29 - TP1455 (Blacknoll Hill)

FB Number: S6004   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I enjoyed this one - very easy access, gorse in fine flower, and panoramic views of Dorset heathland and the remains of Winfrith played to my love of both Thomas Hardy and industrial archaeology! Centre and all s/holes open, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-05-01 13:21 - TP2103 (Chaldon Down)

FB Number: S6034   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from NT Ringstead CP along the top path and back round the SWC path - superb views of Portland and Weymouth on the walk, and great all round views from the pillar itself. N s/hole open, metal cap deep letters, excellent condition.

Moved 2017-04-30 11:25 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Still where it was moved to some years ago, condition unchanged. Usual walk from Studland to Corfe, but very cold, wet and windy; unusually for us, we abandoned the return leg and stayed in The Greyhound!

Good condition 2017-04-28 15:18 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Exact repeat of last year, apart from seven minutes time difference, and a warmer southerly wind. Condition also unchanged, although the gorse is growing up to the E and gradually obscuring the views in this direction.

Destroyed 2017-04-25 19:15 - TP25791 (Poolbeg Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

OSI GR: O223338. Listed on the Irish trigpointing site as a pillar, and still marked on my 2015 50k, but likely destroyed early 2000s when Great South Wall repaired. Poolbeg Datum basis for OSI survey up to 1970 when replaced by Malin Head Datum (combined NI / RoI datum). No evidence of trig but building which looks like it contains a tide gauge still there. Fine panorama from Howth Head S across Dublin Bay on a lovely sunny evening.

Building at approximate GR for the pillar
Adjacent open water swimming club Only for the brave!

Good condition 2017-04-18 11:09 - TP1507 (Blunsdon)

FB Number: S2421   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Just off the drive to my mum's, so a sunny morning and the threat of development finally caused me to stop and log it. Looks like the new housing will avoid it, unless the adjacent field to the west also succombs. Fine, if flat, western panorama with Cirencester Church v prominent. Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes except W open, otherwise excellent condition.

Good condition 2017-03-18 16:42 - TP0322 (Furze Platt)

FB Number: S3808   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route home from a circular walk from Cookham, via the Thames Path and some surprisingly hilly terrain over Cookham Rise! Very flat scenery around here, except for the Chilterns running down to the E. Easy find standing proud of a very well kept hedge - metal cap, deep letters, NW s/hole open, all others buried, overall excellent condition.

Good condition 2017-03-10 12:47 - TP0734 (Dumpdon)

FB Number: S1709   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Convenient lunch spot en route back from Cornwall. Short walk from NT car park to top of Iron Age hillfort - according to tinternet, still a centre for paganism. None apparent today - merely a trig with centre and E and W s/holes open, otherwise vgc with extensive views.

Good condition 2017-03-09 15:59 - TP1953 (Carn Galver)

FB Number: S1721   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Like others, we made a real pig's ear of access to this one. Do not be tempted by the path crossing the N flank of the hill you can see from the mine car park. This meets a barbed wire fence and several hundred metres of knee high heather and gorse. Instead, follow the ROW SE to a broad grassy crossing path (co-incident with the NT boundary on the map) and turn R up a very straight forward path leading to the summit. Fog returned during our arduous ascent, so no views, but trig is in vgc (centre open), and Old Man somehow retained his SOH throughout, a small miracle!

Good condition 2017-03-09 14:21 - TP1534 (Botallack Head)

FB Number: S8138   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Driveable if you have a 4WD, or very little regard for your suspension (as the postie in the standard issue little red van in front of us!). At last the fog lifted to reveal lots of mining remains; the NT has now opened the Count House as an info centre / tea room, and told us the remains opposite (at SW361328) are the fictional Wheal Grace in Poldark. Centre, W and S s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-03-09 13:54 - TP1957 (Carn Gloose)

FB Number: S8141   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Onwards from Land's End via an excellent visit to the Minack Theatre (no performance on, so you can do your own recitation from the stage if you wish!). Drive by trig, dense fog so nothing to see. Centre, and W and S s/holes open, trig otherwise in vgc with good view of the centre pin. Our third experience of successive FB numbers on adjacent visits.

Good condition 2017-03-09 11:17 - TP4337 (Lands End)

FB Number: S8142   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last day of holiday so a tour of the far west. Started here - stumped up the 3 parking charge, and briefly passed through a very tacky visitor attraction (??!) full of senior citizens on coach tours (on a totally foggy day in March?!). Trig is easy find, stone built, offset spider, metal cap with raised letters (some worn away), S s/hole open. Shame there were absolutely no views but a good trig to bag, nonetheless.

Good condition 2017-03-07 15:59 - TP6581 (Trethingy)

FB Number: S7873   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Old Man's significant birthday, celebrated with a visit to Godolphin House, then a drive to the N coast, picking up this trig en route. On high plinth, just climbable by an old lady (but I'm glad no-one saw me as it took a few attempts!). Dense fog so no views, but trig has metal cap with deep letters, E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-03-06 15:30 - TP2040 (Castle-An-Dinas)

FB Number: S7864   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Seriously questioning my understanding of access land here. Walked up bridleway to W of quarry, but it is a quagmire, and has been diverted away from the quarry by some distance. The quarry roads run through access land, but are completely fenced off, so no access from SW across Gulval Downs appears to be possible. After 1.7mls of paddling, came down the ROW from the N, and found the trig in vgc, all s/holes and centre both open, otherwise all ok. Interesting mini castle nearby as well, and excellent views in all directions, including both coasts. Decided not to repeat the grotty walk in, but instead to cross access land S of Trenowin Farm, and then down the track - only to be met by the lady who lives at the bottom of the track, who'd watched us coming down, and told us (very nicely) that we had been trespassing over her fields, and that the only way to the Tower was via the ROW from the N. As ever in such circumstances, we apologised profusely and left quietly, but looking at the latest OS 1:25k map on their website on our return, we never left access land! So how does it really work?!

Good condition 2017-03-05 13:23 - TP1800 (Burthallan)

FB Number: S7906   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk up from end of nearby lane - sunny but a fierce gale blowing. Subsequently nearly got blown over in St Ives, and that was nothing to do with just exiting the Golden Lion! Easy to find at this time of year. Wall to wall views of a very rough sea (plus great views of St Ives on the walk up). Centre and W s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Unreachable but visible 2017-03-05 12:38 - TP3270 (Frythens)

FB Number: S7937   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Never before in logging 570 or so trigs have I been defeated by cow poo and slurry, but this one was frustratingly marooned the wrong side of an absolute sea of it, with no obvious way round or across - wellies highly recommended. Looked OK from 20 yards or so. [FB for logging purposes only].

Converted 2017-03-04 15:43 - TP6573 (Tregonning Hill)

FB Number: S1722   Condition: Converted   Score: 7/10

The nearest trig to our holiday cottage, nice circular walk up to it and along the ridge, with interesting mining history. Absolute gale blowing, but the views were excellent in all directions. Pillar had been tastefully converted to a very informative toposcope, and all s/holes except SE are open, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2017-02-25 14:33 - TP6348 (The Bastion)

FB Number: S2659   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Onwards from Fort Purbrook; not sure why we didn't log this when walking the Pilgrim's Way in 2010. Easy parking at the Lido, and a short stroll round the jet ski course and up onto the Bastion. Amazing what collecting trigs does to your knowledge of history. Currently a goodly sized hole in the wire netting, so able to establish trig in vgc with metal cap with deep letters still in place, although all s/holes are buried. No views to speak of.

Unreachable but visible 2017-02-25 14:13 - TP3235 (Fort Purbrook)

FB Number: S2708   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

To Waterlooville to look at a property, so took the opportunity to add some trigs as well. Fort Purbrook totally closed up this afternoon, but trig visible through the main gate. Will have to go back, as the fort is a very impressive structure and the views down over Portsmouth were fine, despite very grey skies. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2017-02-19 13:48 - TP7061 (Woolbeding)

FB Number: S1676   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fourth visit, this time en route from Trotton, in a loop back to Stedham CP. Good southern panorama of the South Downs, and v peaceful lunch spot. S s/hole and centre open, otherwise in vgc, not sure why slightly damaged!

Good condition 2017-02-19 11:51 - TP6591 (Trotton)

FB Number: S6372   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Stedham Nature Reserve CP, to here and onwards to Woolbeding, overcast but v mild, wonderful snowdrops en route. Fifteen years minus a month since we were last here - trig has been completely cleared of vegetation v recently, and is now standing proudly in the open. Metal cap, deep letters, damage to NW corner of top, some surface cracking of concrete over all the pillar, all s/holes buried in the remains of the recent bush whacking, otherwise all fine.

Good condition 2016-12-29 15:29 - TP2211 (Claypit Hill)

FB Number: S1941   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked over from Codford Circle, passing the very interesting (but smelly) AD biogas plant at E Codford Down en route. First musical trig I have found - top, and all s/holes (except W) are open to varying degrees; you can play a tune by hitting the open top at varying intensities with an OS map (presumably the centre tube is clear and therefore acts as a wind instrument). Oh, such childish pleasures!

Good condition 2016-12-29 14:52 - TP2321 (Codford Circle)

FB Number: S2171   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at start of bridleway in Codford Village for a walk to here and Clay Pit trigs. This offered easy access, superb all round views and the oddity of a large green caravan in the middle of the hill fort, complete with six calor gas cylinders - looks like someone either celebrated the solstice or is planning to do so on New Year's Eve. S s/hole buried, all others, and centre, open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2016-12-29 13:49 - TP6811 (West Hill)

FB Number: S2201   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Would they were all so easy - biggest difficulty was turning the car around again on a surprisingly busy road. Asphalt cap, all s/holes buried, vgc, far reaching all round views except for the obstruction of the reservoir.

Good condition 2016-12-29 13:04 - TP3529 (Grovely Castle)

FB Number: S2203   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Track now gated, so access from N not obvious. We walked up RH edge of leftmost field at the track entrance. Very muddy, and unobstructed by any fences, etc, but quite exposed to farm below and felt v trespassy. Pillar itself is well worth the effort - great views along N horizon, and an impressive hill fort. NE and SE s/holes, and centre, open, otherwise vgc.

Damaged 2016-12-29 12:19 - TP7042 (Woodford)

FB Number: S2208   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

The Lazarus of pillars, arisen from the dead (although I wouldn't trust a reading from it). Wonderful day for last round of 2016 trigging - sunny, frosty and clear blue skies, so panoramic views across N horizon; other directions obscured by adjacent hedge. Centre open, all s/holes lost below break point in pillar, which is still otherwise surprisingly OK for its adventure.

Slightly damaged 2016-12-04 12:01 - TP1358 (Bignor Beacon)

FB Number: S1519   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Short walk from the CP to the SE under a cloudless blue sky on a freezing cold, very frosty morning. Great views from adjacent bridleways, but trig itself surrounded by scrub and two comms masts. Thence retired to Petworth House for tea, cake and some Christmas shopping. Asphalt cap, W s/hole open, significant chip to S corner, but otherwise structurally sound.

Slightly damaged 2016-11-23 14:01 - TP7352 (Slieve Gullion)

FB Number: 3148   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Cloudless blue sky so a fantastic 360 deg viewpoint. Quick walk up to the South Cairn from the upper car park; decided to walk onwards to the North Cairn but stopped at the lough having twice sunk up to my knees in a peat bog, common sense finally prevailed. Trig is stone built, and bound up for a reason I can't work out, all s/holes open, metal cap shallow letters (has sustained some damage), overall a bit battered but will survive for a while.

Slieve Gullion trig and viewfinder Not sure what the binding is for!
Calliagh Birra's Lough Worth falling into a peat bog, twice, for!©Trigpoint100

Damaged 2016-11-19 15:38 - TP3012 (Eastland Gate)

FB Number: S2644   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

On a mission to investigate its reported disappearance. Still exactly where it always was, and upright, but seriously damaged, as per previous logs. Track also as grotty as ever, but at least improved today by a wide range of late autumn colours which are hanging around a long time this year. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2016-11-19 15:08 - TP3281 (Furzeley Corner)

FB Number: S2661   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Accessed through stables and manege with kind permission of the very friendly owner. Pillar surrounded by trees (beautiful autumn colours), but no views otherwise. All s/holes buried, but is otherwise in excellent condition, metal cap, shallow letters.

Destroyed 2016-10-30 11:20 - TP6945 (Wilford Brickworks)

FB Number: S4663   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Wedding anniversary (ex)trig. The good thing about logging trigs (even deceased ones) is that it takes you to places you would not otherwise go. This a lovely nature reserve, very peaceful with great autumn colours. [FB for logging purposes only].

Destroyed 2016-10-25 09:55 - TP25792 (Haggardstown)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

OSI GR: J067038. Likely destroyed late 80s - current head greenkeeper (of many years) had never seen it. Site now occupied by memorial stone seat in grounds of Dundalk Golf Club. Excellent panorama to North from Slieve Gullion via Black Mountain to Slieve Foye and Slievenagloch

Monument at Grid Ref for Haggardstown pillar

Toppled 2016-10-24 17:52 - TP7353 (Black Mountain)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Pillar itself in a very sorry state (at least someone has uprighted it since Peregrinus' original visit). But worth a visit simply for the views from the hill top on a very clear and sunny evening - must have had fine intervis to both Slieve Foye and Slievenaglogh, and the views west of the Ring of Gullion are a geology lesson in themselves.

The Proleek Stone One of two very impressive dolmens in the grounds of the Ballymascanlon Hotel (easily accessible to the public). Black Mountain is the hill on the extreme left of the photo

Damaged 2016-10-24 16:55 - TP25793 (Slievenaglogh)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

OSI GR: J136087. Typical OSI squat pillar, no FB. Damaged: all round crack mid height, chunks out of NE edge, centre completely removed. Excellent all round views, including clear intervis to Black Mountain and Slieve Foye, and far reaching S down the coast. Followed Harry Goodman's route from Point A on - whole of summit is very boggy so wet feet are pretty inevitable! [NB this is the Slievenaglogh SW of Slieve Foye in the ROI, not any of the same name in the Mournes, NI, which don't have trig pillars].

Slievenaglogh pillar Black Mountain in background
Slievenaglogh pillar Damage to spider
Slievenaglogh - view NE to Mournes
Slievenaglogh - view south towards Dublin

Converted 2016-10-16 12:31 - TP2614 (Crooksbury Hill)

FB Number: S6512   Condition: Converted   Score: 7/10

Circular walk on a sunny day from Puttenham, great autumn colours. Trig has been refurbished, apparently in Feb 2016 according to a passing local, and is now encased in stonework. Fortunately the FB and the plaque are still in place. Topograph also still in place, around the original asphalt filled centre of the spider. Unfortunately the vegetation hasn't been cut back so views are rather limited. But still a grand place.

Spruced up Natty stonework!©Trigpoint100

Good condition 2016-10-07 15:45 - TP6100 (Spitewinter)

FB Number: S1735   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access from ROW to S (the long, very wet grass in the otherwise empty field being the greatest challenge!). Acting as a post to which to tie the adjacent gate open, but has far reaching views, and is in excellent condition - S and N s/holes open, but retains metal cap, shallow letters. [555th pillar log!]

Good condition 2016-10-07 15:21 - TP7003 (Wirestone)

FB Number: S1831   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Well, this was a real surprise ... expected not to be able to reach it, only to find the whole area has now been clear felled, miraculously missing the trig, which is now standing proudly in the open, an easy 2 min walk from the track entrance on Wirestone Lane. Excellent views east revealed. Metal cap, shallow letters, s/holes buried in logging litter, but pillar overall in vgc.

Now you see me ... A bit untidy underfoot, but at least I am accessible again!©Trigpoint100

Good condition 2016-10-07 14:49 - TP3102 (Fallinge)

FB Number: S4142   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Brief trip up to the area for various reasons, so an opportunity to log a few more of the local trigs. This the first on a grey, but dry, afternoon (after a very good lunch at the cafe at Caudwells Mill in Rowsley). Surprisingly far reaching views. Metal cap, shallow letters, S s/hole open, vgc.

Good condition 2016-09-22 13:21 - TP1811 (Bury Hill)

FB Number: S6425   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy walk up from Buscot village in glorious autumn sunshine. Far reaching views of the Thames Valley, all the way to the Chilterns. Also watched four Hercules land at Brize Norton, although one only at its second attempt. Metal cap, deep letters, all s/holes open, vgc.

Good condition 2016-09-22 11:56 - TP0959 (Badbury Hill)

FB Number: S2422   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A day of visits spanning several centuries of history including Great Coxwell Barn (v impressive 14th C carpentry), Badbury Hill and Buscot Park, plus two trigs. This the first - relatively straight forward access under barbed wire if you avoid your ear coming into contact with a nettle. Good views S if you exclude Swindon! N and S s/holes open, plastic cap, vgc.

Good condition 2016-09-21 16:39 - TP5165 (North Leigh)

FB Number: S6754   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick stop off en route back to hotel from Charlbury. Easy access from N, although a public enquiry is about to start on the construction of 76 houses in the field N of the trig. Centre, and S s/hole open, some damage (probably from hedge cutter) to NW corner, otherwise good condition; has good views down over Witney, but other directions obstructed.

Good condition 2016-09-21 14:02 - TP4413 (Lidstone Hill)

FB Number: S6782   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Trig #2 on our circular walk from Charlbury. Most significant challenge to reaching this trig was the totally ploughed up field immediately to the S, a real pain to walk through. Once surmounted, easily found trig in hedge line. Limited views to NW, others obscured by vegetation. Metal cap, deep letters, W s/hole closed others inaccessible, trig in vgc.

Good condition 2016-09-21 12:26 - TP4109 (Inotts Clump)

FB Number: S6761   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

To the Cotswolds for a short break to celebrate a very significant birthday today; marked it with a good circular walk from Charlbury, this trig #1 on same. Loved the cute cave in the hedge that the trig is sitting in, Nekyram's door is still working very well. Limited views to West, but otherwise surrounded by hedges / trees. Metal cap, deep letters, S s/hole open, all others closed, vgc.

The trig I ate on my birthday! Nothing to do with Inott's Clump, but a rather splendid birthday cake (complete with a straw through for two open sightholes!). Thanks, Sis#2!©Trigpoint100

Good condition 2016-09-12 15:58 - TP3742 (Hergest Ridge)

FB Number: S8181   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

ODP#7: minor diversion from the path to return to this pillar almost exactly 10 yeas since I was last here. The monkey puzzle trees have grown a bit - still don't know what they are doing here! Overcast so many of the surrounding hills wearing cloud caps, but views still not bad. Asphalt cap, all s/holes open, very minor damage round all top four edges but not significant, base plinth is beginning to erode out but pillar is otherwise in vgc given its very accessible location.

Good condition 2016-09-10 13:34 - TP5402 (Pen-Y-Beacon)

FB Number: S5447   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

ODP#6: never before, in >40 years of walking, have I been so relieved to see a trig looming out of the mist, after a very cold and wet trudge up the Hatterrall Ridge in a complete whiteout. At least the large plinth made a good seat for lunch, and the surrounding moat the venue for a bet how quickly a dropped crisp would absorb water and sink. It didn't. SE s/hole and centre open, painted white with a Welsh dragon on each face, thought it was in good condition, although my inspection was cursory in the face of the weather and need for lunch.

Good condition 2016-09-10 11:24 - TP5154 (North Daren)

FB Number: S7276   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

ODP#5: a 350m climb up from Llanthony, in the rain and a whiteout. And we are supposed to be on holiday? Centre and SE s/hole open, seemed otherwise to be in vgc in the two nanoseconds we stopped there.

Good condition 2016-09-09 18:30 - TP9523 (Abergavenny Town Hall Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Passed by whilst overnighting in Abergavenny on our ODP walk, and looking for something to eat (not difficult, Abergavenny likes its food!). Also, against a fine backdrop of Blorenge, the green roof and vane dominated the view from our landlady's dining room, very impressive.

Good condition 2016-09-09 18:20 - TP9514 (Abergavenny St Marys Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Priory Church of St Mary. Very attractive architecture from the outside - sadly not open, but has a very fine golden cockerel as a vane (my guess would therefore be a replacement), and flagpole.

Good condition 2016-09-09 14:14 - TP5648 (Rhiw Arw)

FB Number: S6109   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

ODP#4: wonderful walk onwards from Hatterrall Hill trig along the ridge, despite it being very windy indeed, and overcast skies - watched the showers track across the Black Mountains but fortunately they all missed us! Great views east over Herefordshire. Centre, and N and W s/holes open, significant erosion round base, but the pillar itself is sound.

Good condition 2016-09-09 12:31 - TP3668 (Hatterrall Hill)

FB Number: S6114   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

ODP#3: unfortunately the cloud came down just as we reached the trig, but had enjoyed good views on the way up of our walk from White Castle, the Skirrid, and the Black Mountains. Centre, and W s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2016-09-07 15:30 - TP4531 (Longhill Wood)

FB Number: S7208   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

ODP#2: diverted up from the ODP to SE of Bailey Pit farm, then up the track into the woods and approached trig up a well walked triggers' path (not marked on map) from SE. Continued NW to resume the ODP. Engulfed in bracken with only limited views to SW, but in relatively good condition - NW s/hole open, plastic cap, some signs of cracking about 6" down from top but I've seen a lot worse.

Good condition 2016-09-06 12:39 - TP6479 (Tidenham Park)

FB Number: S3378   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

ODP#1: walking the southern half of Offa's Dyke Path - this pillar a short diversion off the main trail. Probably had good views of the Severn, but the shoulder high bracken is taking over. Asphalt cap, W s/hole open, others closed or buried, pillar has some graffiti but is otherwise in vgc.

Slightly damaged 2016-08-23 19:17 - TP25746 (Ballynamuddagh)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Diverted up from the coast path whilst walking from Greystones to Bray. Overcast evening, but still very good views to both towns and further afield, followed by a superb sunset. Much of Bray Head burnt out last weekend by a major heath fire, now very black, smelly and still smouldering in places, but at least it stopped just north of the trig. Trig has OSGB type spider, although this and all s/holes are open. Top is quite badly chipped, but remainder of pillar is structurally sound.

Unreachable but visible 2016-08-13 12:24 - TP4152 (Kelham Hills)

FB Number: S4837   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

Best not visited at this time of year - hedge is now very thick with brambles and nettles, and we could get only the merest glimpse of it thanks to CJO's directions - certainly not close enough to read the FB without tree loppers and seceteurs. [FB for logging purposes only].

Destroyed 2016-08-13 11:46 - TP2951 (Eakring Brail)

FB Number: S1568   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

My OS 1:50k shows this trig - but it is the 1973 version I used to write my undergraduate geography dissertation. Lovely field of wheat waiting to be harvested, but certainly no trig! [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2016-08-13 11:35 - TP2877 (Dukes Wood)

FB Number: S4885   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk from parking to NW via the nodding donkeys (which I'm sure were still working when I lived in Mansfield in the 1960s). Look L on the walk down to the trig and you'll see the prototype HV T-pylons being developed by National Grid as a result of their 2011 competition to find a less visually intrusive design for OHL towers. Trig is hidden in woods and dull, but extra mark for surrounding interests. Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes closed, and in surprisingly good condition under its moss overcoat.

Good condition 2016-08-12 19:00 - TP10500 (Southwell Minster Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

To a sculpture exhibition in the Chapter House. Beautiful simple building with some very interesting art inside.

Moved 2016-08-12 11:44 - TP3023 (Edingley)

FB Number: S4850   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Passed by on a circular walk out from Southwell via here, Edingley and Halam (and The Waggon, good ale, iffy service). Residents out - neighbours confirmed the farmer has recently retired and the property is now rented - decided not to annoy the new tenants by trespassing through the their garden, and viewed from bridleway. Looks happy in its new position and in good condition.

Slightly damaged 2016-08-06 17:35 - TP6003 (Skinners Green Farm)

FB Number: S6094   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Quick stop on drive home from Kintbury. Roadside and nice and clear at present - I did bother to get out of the car to touch it! Too high in hedge line to determine much of the condition, except to note that the side facing the road (which includes the FB) is in good condition.

Slightly damaged 2016-08-06 12:15 - TP1488 (Blandys Hill)

FB Number: S5551   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Kintbury to Hamstead Park and back up the K&A Canal on a beautiful sunny day (plus a welcome stop at the Dundas Arms). Trig very easy to find, today in an empty field. Has quite good all round views considering its modest height. Centre and all s/holes open, significant crack all round pillar at mid height but it should stand for a while yet.

Good condition 2016-07-18 19:40 - TP7355 (Slieve Foye)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Time to spare en route to Dundalk so stopped off for a quick stroll (!) up from Carlingford. 588m later rewarded with superb views on a sunny evening, all the way from the Dublin Mountains, Howth Head, Dundalk to the S, Carlingford Lough, Kilkeel and the Mournes to the N - spectacular and well worth the effort. Smallish pillar on rocky outcrop, no spider (circular metal plate instead), s/holes or FB, but in vgc.

En route down from Slieve Foye Not a usual trigging hazard...

Good condition 2016-06-29 19:56 - TP7398 (Howth Head)

FB Number: 0009   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Working in Dublin for two days with a beautiful long sunny evening in between, perfect opportunity for walk round Howth Head - straight forward climb up from railway station, and afterwards excellent walk back around the cliff path, watching hundreds of seabirds coming home to roost. Stunning all round views, including incoming planes to the airport. Centre and all s/holes open, and pillar is significantly graffitied, but is structurally sound.

Good condition 2016-06-03 15:40 - TP3939 (Hilly Fields)

FB Number: S1851   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

To Sis#1, who lives hereabouts, for the Old Man to do some DIY. That not being my forte, I was let off to go trigging. Nice and very busy park with trig in surprisingly good condition considering its location - metal cap, deep letters, all s/holes open, remains of a lot of pale blue paint! Probably best visit in winter to enjoy good views, today obscured by the trees in full leaf, with only the Shard visible above them. Interesting stone circle / sundial adjacent - a Millenium project.

Good condition 2016-05-02 12:40 - TP4690 (Matcham Park)

FB Number: S2532   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short stop on way home from our walking weekend in Purbeck. Coming from Yorkshire I'm always reluctant to pay unnecessary parking charges so walked over from Matcham's View CP to the E. Hazy, but good views eastwards, others obscured by trees. All s/holes and centre open, significant base erosion but still stable and otherwise good condition.

Moved 2016-04-30 11:24 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Moved   Score: 4/10

Annual visit, this year down to only four of us diehards. But a wonderful sunny day for our walk from Studland to Corfe and back, with excellent visibility - could see all the way up the Solent to the Fawley chimney. Condition of trig unchanged.

Good condition 2016-04-29 15:23 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Here we are again on our annual walking weekend on the Isle of Purbeck. Sunny but very cold walk from Swanage to Studland (stiff northerly breeze) with great views of the IoW and the south coast to Hengistbury Head and beyond. Condition unchanged (W s/hole open, asphalt cap, otherwise vgc).

Good condition 2016-04-04 10:22 - TP6501 (Toddington)

FB Number: S4056   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Formerly the site of the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute, responsible amongst other things for leading research on hydroponics and biological pest control. Closed 1995, and site redeveloped for housing through to 1999. Amazing this pillar survived. The surrounding estate is interesting - lots of architectural variation and dotted with little playgrounds. Would they were all designed as such. Metal cap shallow letters, all s/holes buried, but in exc condition, and someone is keeping the brambles very well cut back as well.

Good condition 2016-04-03 15:13 - TP0415 (Rackham Hill)

FB Number: S3999   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With the Old Man and Sis#1 on a circular walk from Kithurst Hill CP, with an excellent lunch stop at the Bridge at Amberley Station. Slightly hazy but still good views along the coast, and inland over the Weald. E s/hole open, also centre, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2016-04-02 11:33 - TP5967 (Shripney Bersted)

FB Number: S4039   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Out and about on a very sunny morning in Bognor. Accessed up the dyke from the S, as wimped out of coming through the lettuce farm / dog swimming pool! Should have done, however, as the track has been upgraded to support the construction of the adjacent massive solar array. Pillar safe and sound, metal cap shallow letters, E s/hole open, otherwise exc condition, surrounded by lovely primroses and a red admiral butterfly.

Solar powered pillar with primroses

Good condition 2016-04-01 17:40 - TP9420 (Town Hall Cupola Bognor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Continuation of our evening stroll round Bognor. Fine example of pre-war municipal architecture, Grade II listed, but now being considered for commercial use.

Destroyed 2016-04-01 17:20 - TP23514 (Pier Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

To Bognor for the weekend to attend a Walking Friend's surprise big birthday party. Evening stroll down the prom. Worth reading the adjacent info board to see what the pier originally looked like and how much of it has been lost over the years.

Good condition 2016-03-25 12:29 - TP4104 (Inham Down)

FB Number: S1907   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very quiet circular walk from Aughton. Rolling downland views, adjacent landing strip in use by three men flying very large model aircraft on a still, beautifully sunny, clear blue sky morning. All s/holes and centre open, a rock has been dropped down so pin no longer visible, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2016-03-10 11:35 - TP21287 (East Worldham Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Church of St Mary the Virgin. 12th / 13th century, although the wooden tower / belfry is Victorian, and a very fine one at that. With local walking group on a circular walk from Holybourne (the White Hart, excellent hospitality). Graveyard made an good coffee stop, but a rather stern notice forbade muddy boots within the church (unsurprisingly) and as we were up to our necks in it, decided to not enter on this occasion.

Good condition 2016-02-28 17:30 - TP2774 (Dial Hill)

FB Number: S3275   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Returning from a walk round Leigh Woods, and both over and under the Clifton Suspension Bridge - superb engineering. Pillar is now pink with patches of the earlier Frisian coming through. Nice sunset; views E are reasonable but the potentially better ones W over the Severn Estuary obscured by trees. Centre and all s/holes open, but otherwise structurally sound.

Destroyed 2016-02-26 13:35 - TP3976 (Hollywood Tower Estate)

FB Number: S3381   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

En route to Portishead. Old Man now believes I am completely mad asking him to drive off, then immediately back on to, the M5. A short pause at the traffic lights on the roundabout allowed for good observation of the site. Back on the M5, you realise it must have had quite good views. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2016-01-30 12:42 - TP1105 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S4050   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Circular walk from South Harting CP via here and Hooksway. Fierce westerlies courtesy of the last vestiges of Storm Gertrude, but clear blue sky and great all round views from the trig. Centre and N s/hole open, small memorial plaque added since our last visit, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-12-31 14:45 - TP7331 (Bustard North-east)

FB Number: 10393   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Last trig of 2015. Easily accessible, with a large herd of very entertaining bullocks in the adjacent field apparently fascinated by my appearance at the trig. Almost a carbon copy of the Larkhill trig to the NW in size, plastic tubing and loops, but backwards sloping FB, and top section painted white.

Good condition 2015-12-31 14:39 - TP1818 (Bustard)

FB Number: S1949   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Bright white pillar to S of Qinetic compound. No top loops or FB, although there appears to be a filled recess on the NE side of roughly the right place and dimensions. SE s/hole and centre open, interesting for its potentially odd history, but otherwise rather a tick exercise! [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2015-12-31 14:20 - TP25742 (Larkhill Artillery Range)

FB Number: 10193   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Interesting. Clearly a hotine model trig with FB and spider, but slightly smaller with thinner wire loops, plastic centre tube (open), and tubes also to s/holes. Vgc overall, and interesting observation posts adjacent, but otherwise views rather obscured by trees.

Remains 2015-12-31 14:12 - TP3043 (Ell Barrow)

FB Number: S1947   Condition: Remains   Score: 1/10

Obeyed the notices, so technically unreachable but visible remains - viewed the site from the rather rough road, drive carefully! Great views of the Plain, although skies darkening ominously. [FB for logging purposes only].

Damaged 2015-12-31 13:39 - TP6202 (Stoke Hill)

FB Number: S2477   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Pillar is badly leaning, I hope it will see out the next year at least. Easy access right by roadside, and fine views N. Centre and all s/holes open, lots of chips to top edges, but pillar is structurally sound in itself.

Unreachable but visible 2015-12-31 13:27 - TP6744 (Warminster Bottom)

FB Number: S1925   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

Although no red flags, and I suspect the barbed wire was passable, the Old Man threatened to drive off and leave me in the compound if I breached the MOD 'security' (very important if you are storing a mega supply of portaloos, no sniggering at the name of this pillar, please!). Given it was by now raining stinging little ice pellets and blowing a gale (albeit a wonderful complete rainbow to the N), I didn't fancy this option, so viewed from the perimeter fence - looks ok. I had hoped that of all the pillars I have seen today, at least this one would have still have its cap, but it would appear from other logs to be a forlorn one.

Good condition 2015-12-31 12:52 - TP4660 (Market Lavington)

FB Number: S5897   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access from adjacent road along a footpath not marked on my maps, but useful none the less! On flat crown of hill so limited views. S and N s/holes punctured, E s/hole and centre open, base significantly eroded, but otherwise vgc.

Destroyed 2015-12-31 12:52 - TP10074 (Market Lavington)

FB Number: S1948   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Nothing to be seen of this one. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2015-12-31 12:32 - TP5626 (Redhorn Hill)

FB Number: S1940   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No red flags, and in the absence of any notices, strolled across the grass from the byway - only now, reading the other logs, do I realise this might have been rather risky! No harm sustained, and found a pillar in vgc, centre and SE s/hole open, far reaching views on a sunny morning.

Good condition 2015-12-31 12:14 - TP2122 (Charlton Clumps)

FB Number: S1943   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Another BOAT deemed undriveable in the current wet conditions, so short walk up from the perimeter track. Great views along the E edge of the Plain, but missed Tonyht's white horse so I can't have been looking too hard! FB painted white, centre and all s/holes open but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-12-31 11:45 - TP3062 (Enford Tower)

FB Number: S1944   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A boat would have been handy on this BOAT today - after the wettest December for >100 years even our 4WD (albeit with road tyres) was defeated. Instead walked down from junction of byways to the N. Lovely sunny morning so no hardship! Strange disused buildings, and pillar has been partially buried as the banking for these has been built up. Large stone still protects the FB however. Centre open, all s/holes buried, extensive views over the Plain.

Good condition 2015-12-31 11:00 - TP4265 (Knighton Down)

FB Number: S2172   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Took advantage of the Christmas stand down to log all the range trigs on Salisbury Plain. This the first on a beautiful sunny morning - sited on top of a barrow and has good views N and W. Centre, and all s/holes except E open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-11-22 14:35 - TP4257 (Kithurst Hill)

FB Number: S4000   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Clouded over a bit by the time we reached here from Barpham Hill, but still excellent views along the south coast, including the IoW, and loads of gliders overhead from Storrington Glider Club. Views north are obscured by small trees in the immediate vicinity of the trig, but from slightly further E or W there are excellent views of the North Downs, and, weirdly, a shaft of sunlight picking out Gatwick Airport. Also good intervis to Blackpatch, Barpham, Cissbury, Chanctonbury and Butser Hill trigs. Centre, and N s/hole open, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-11-22 12:51 - TP1046 (Barpham Hill)

FB Number: S4001   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely sunny but cold morning for a circular walk down from Kithurst Hill CP, and onwards back to that trig. Great all round views, including Blackpatch and Kithurst Hills, and Butser Hill, the coast and the IoW further away. Base is rather eroded out by the sheep, and S s/hole open, but still has metal cap with shallow letters, and is otherwise in excellent condition.

Good condition 2015-11-12 11:15 - TP23673 (St Marthas Church Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Full name St Martha-on-the-Hill, reflecting its very prominent position, with great all round views. Original Norman church on the site was felled by a massive explosion at the Chilworth gunpowder works (nearly a mile away!) in 1745, replacement church (current one) built only in 1850. Beautiful vane on the tower, although it looks rather new so could be a replacement. Visited with our walking group on a circular walk from the Percy Arms in Chilworth, whereafter we retired for a very good lunch.

Couldn't find it 2015-11-12 11:15 - TP23855 (St Marthas Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Probably on the top of the tower, but church closed today so couldn't investigate further. (Church opening times are on its web site). Apparently you can see eight counties from the top of the tower on a clear day.

Good condition 2015-11-08 14:58 - TP0902 (Ashley Heath)

FB Number: S2705   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Not that difficult to find, even if the trees do send a GPS haywire! Walked down from Ebblake CP on the FC track paralleling the road - c. 30m past the fire hydrant you will find a well walked narrow path leading off up the hill to the right. Entirely engulfed in conifers, so no views at all, but in excellent condition - metal cap, shallow letters, only NW s/hole open, remnants of greyish green peeling paint.

Good condition 2015-11-08 14:10 - TP5457 (Pistle Hill)

FB Number: S2568   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up from Verwood (limited parking at the junction of bridleways immediately west of Stephen's Castle). Trig itself is just off track in brambles and bracken with no views, but those from the gate to the N over the northern extents of the New Forest are better. Centre and NE s/hole open, one top edge slightly chipped, but otherwise vgc.

Destroyed 2015-11-08 11:59 - TP10093 (Ibsley Common)

FB Number: S2702   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Clearly the bright white paint on the replacement scared this one away! [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2015-11-08 11:57 - TP4094 (Ibsley Common)

FB Number: S6438   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Day trip to the New Forest for some leaf peeping and trig collecting - very misty, but good breezy walking weather. From Linwood, via Appleslade Inclosure, and Rockford and Ibsley Commons. Very boggy in places, and significant path on ground / map mismatch, but made it round OK. Trig has flattish New Forest views, but is in vgc - asphalt cap, all s/holes open, but very bright white still!

Slightly damaged 2015-10-15 16:37 - TP6121 (St Anns)

FB Number: S3456   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Almost inaccessible on top of a wall and now very overgrown (even if it had been possible to climb the wall it wouldn't now be possible to walk along the top as Bluebeard did). Managed to scramble up enough to clear the FB (E face of trig), some satisfaction in finding that it is 3456. Other than that, no views, hedge trimmer damage to top, and not otherwise a lot to recommend it!

Good condition 2015-10-15 15:54 - TP8600 (Kit Hill Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Good toposcopes round the base of this to tell you what you are looking at - superb all round views, albeit rather hazy today. A pity there isn't more information on what this IS actually is - I think it's a chimney, not a monument as such.

Good condition 2015-10-15 15:54 - TP4256 (Kit Hill)

FB Number: S3438   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short detour on the way back from Cotehele - the Old Man liked this trig as you can drive all the way up to it and it has a superb all round view, albeit rather hazy today. Excellent condition especially considering its very public location - metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes still closed.

Good condition 2015-10-14 16:46 - TP7725 (Sheepstor)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy find thanks to previous logs, all present and correct. Beautiful view of Sheepstor Church on a sunny evening from a few yards down the lane.

Good condition 2015-10-14 15:56 - TP5686 (Ringmoor Down)

FB Number: S3409   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

End of a lovely walk from CP at the ford via Nun's Cross, Plym Ford, the fine Bronze Age archaeology of Drizzle Combe and Ditsworthy Warren House. Excellent all round views on a sunny evening. Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes open, plaque to Dartmoor Search and Rescue team, vgc.

Good condition 2015-10-13 16:58 - TP0641 (Yelverton FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Still uncovered so easy find, very good condition. Shame about the proximity of the very busy road!

Good condition 2015-10-13 16:11 - TP5707 (Roborough Down)

FB Number: S3411   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quick detour on way back from Buckland Abbey, easy roadside parking with a one minute walk to trig. Great views over western edge of Dartmoor. Metal cap, shallow letters, minor erosion around base but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-10-12 16:31 - TP3349 (Gibbet Hill)

FB Number: S3450   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Quick walk up from layby above Wheal Betsy on a beautiful sunny evening with great all round views, but shame about the road noise carried on a rather chilly northerly wind. NW s/hole open, metal cap raised letters, apart from some erosion round the base, is in excellent condition.

Good condition 2015-10-12 12:36 - TP5159 (North Hessary Tor)

FB Number: S3442   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

What a cracking day to be up here - even the adjacent TV mast looked quite elegant against a clear blue sky! Extensive all round views and an easy walk up from the bottom of the private road to the mast. N and S s/holes open, metal cap shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2015-10-12 11:30 - TP2477 (Cox Tor)

FB Number: S3449   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Carefully selected as my 500th pillar log, and what a great day to be up here, cloudless blue skies. Great all round views, a mark lost for the large party of geography students cluttering up the tor doing field work, but forgave them as a) they were being taught to take a compass bearing, and b) I guess I was one of them once! All s/holes, and centre, open, otherwise very good condition, with nice sparkly granite chips in the concrete.

Couldn't find it 2015-10-10 14:00 - TP21864 (Walkhampton Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Attending a wedding here, so neither the opportunity nor the dress appropriate for bolt hunting! Beautiful Grade 1 church on the edge of Dartmoor. Built in the 15th century, but has extensive and very tasteful Victorian redecoration throughout the interior, plus some further renovations last year which have opened up the bell ringing chamber to the main body of the church. Apparently rare or unique in two ways: it aligns NE not E (to sunrise on the longest day), and for 400 years had no dedication (dedicated only in 1985 to St Mary the Virgin).

St Mary's Walkhampton tower Bit distorted but you get the picture!©Trigpoint100

Couldn't find it 2015-10-09 18:20 - TP21843 (Anderton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

GR places this in the verge on the opposite corner to the (ex)trig. Could probably be found if you arrived suitably equipped, but we didn't. Comparison of dates of computation and levelling suggest this might have been a replacement for the trig?

Damaged 2015-10-09 18:18 - TP6714 (Walreddon)

FB Number: S3468   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Nearest trig to our holiday cottage. Still standing but now completely entombed in the hedge. As the removal of all metalwork looks like decommissioning cf vandalism, I wonder if this was replaced by the adjacent buried block (but why would you want to do that?!). Hedges somewhat restrict views but from the opposite gateway you can see a number of the trigs on the western edge of Dartmoor (Cox, and N and S Hessary Tors). [FB for logging purposes only].

Toppled 2015-09-24 11:31 - TP2450 (Cottagers Hill)

FB Number: S1660   Condition: Toppled   Score: 4/10

Not a great one for last of the morning's trigging. Like others parked opp Eon entrance, but all fields recently ploughed and sown, including obliteration of bridleway across first field. So grotty walk in - luckily sunny as if raining, this will be a mud bath. Also lots of pheasant feeders which makes me nervous of shooting! All this for a toppled trig (cap now gone but other metalwork still intact) with a good view of a power station - tick ...

Good condition 2015-09-24 11:06 - TP2338 (Cold Harbour)

FB Number: S1636   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Nearly invisible, completely buried in trees LHS of entrance to bridleway, but even without them, not sure it would have had much by way of views. Road is very busy - parking on verge in side road to E Leake much recommended. Metal cap, raised letters. S/holes: S open, N and E buried, W closed. Overall vgc.

Good condition 2015-09-24 10:33 - TP2987 (East Leake)

FB Number: S1659   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

What a well visited trig this is this year! First of three en route back to Hampshire, completing the area S of Nottingham. Easy parking at end of bridleway to N and nice walk down on a sunny morning. Good views north of the gypsum works, power station, and more generally rolling N Notts; south obscured by hedge. Metal cap, shallow letters, s/holes buried but otherwise exc condition.

Good condition 2015-09-22 18:14 - TP2597 (Croft)

FB Number: 11802   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily the best views of the afternoon's trigging - 360deg across Leics / Warks on a lovely sunny evening, and a huge quarry in the foreground. Is now brilliant white, but in very good nick - no idea why listed as slightly damaged, other than the E s/hole being open, and the most odd cap I have yet seen, with a knob on it! (Oddly must be a very recent addition as not as per Colly Wobbles' Jan 2015 photos).

Destroyed 2015-09-22 18:14 - TP10089 (Croft)

FB Number: S2382   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Logged on visit to replacement pillar. No sign. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2015-09-22 17:48 - TP7025 (Wolvey Heath)

FB Number: S2362   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As Curryscrim, drove up to this one, but will now have to find a car wash before my return home, otherwise the Old Man will wonder what's happened to it! Adjacent to telco mast and water tower, and like most pillars in this part of the world the views are rolling flattish farmland. Metal cap, shallow letters, s/holes all buried, vgc.

Good condition 2015-09-22 17:33 - TP2240 (Cloudesley Bush)

FB Number: S2377   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Before anyone else does what I did, note this pillar is on the west side of the road! And park in the first gateway if approaching from the S, not the second, and therefore avoiding having to walk back along a road with ferociously fast traffic! In hedge on tall plinth, surrounding vegetation too high to find remains of old pillar. Extensive but flattish views. Metal cap, deep letters, S s/hole open, excellent condition.

Moved 2015-09-22 16:52 - TP3157 (Field Barn)

FB Number: S2378   Condition: Moved   Score: 4/10

In view of the last log, nearly didn't bother with this one, but the sunny evening spurred me on. Glad I did as the pillar definately still exists, on its side in front of the control cabin for the telco mast nearest the M6, FB still visible. Aside from its unfortunate relocation, it's in vgc, even its metal cap still in place, raised letters. Walked in from the S, a history of transport provided en route with the canal, the railway and the M6. Before the latter, this would have been a pretty, peaceful part of rolling Middle England.

Good condition 2015-09-22 16:20 - TP1618 (Bretford)

FB Number: S2360   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Driving north for my aunt's funeral, but still an opportunity for a little light trigging on the way. Torrential rain had given way to a beautifully sunny afternoon, so muddy walk up to pillar, which is currently in stubble, easily accessible with flattish all round views. Pillar has a pinkish hue. S s/hole open, metal cap shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2015-09-21 16:45 - TP0299 (Woodhenge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Amazing how well Bronze Age concrete lasts! Following a visit to Stonehenge, where they were re-enacting the auction of the monument 100 years ago today. Apparently the buyer, a Mr Chubb, had been sent to the auction by his wife to buy a set of dining room chairs. One wonders what was said, by whom, when he got home!

Good condition 2015-09-21 16:08 - TP2398 (Copehill)

FB Number: S1939   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Birthday trig on a lovely sunny evening after a very wet visit to Stonehenge. Intended to visit the Knighton Down pillar, but red flags flying so thanks to Jonglew for noting that this pillar is outside the firing ranges. Drove to it - in via BOAT from N which is easily passible in a 4WD. 'Got lost' on the way out and took one of the better tracks back to the E. Passed by a military land rover who wasn't remotely bothered by us. Very flat, so far reaching views of very little. All except N s/hole open, as is centre, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-09-18 12:13 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)

FB Number: S1595   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

11/10 - wonderful day to climb the Ben, sunshine, blue skies and fantastic views. I think I could see the mountains either on Mull or Skye. Great end to a great holiday. Solo ascent as the Old Man's mountaineering ambitions were satisfied by Ben Lomond - up in 3.5hrs, not bad for an Old Lady from flat Hampshire! Down in 2.75hrs, which seemed the harder of the two journeys (but at least the Old Man had a pint lined up for me at the Ben Nevis Inn!). Every man, and a few dogs on top; most notable being a very fine Dalmatian (fortunately the other 100 were elsewhere), at least 50 U.S. Marines, complete with radio comms (v reassuring) and a group of (adult) German scouts in kilts! SE s/hole, and centre, open, but otherwise in surprisingly good condition, considering the combined attacks of man and elements.

Good condition 2015-09-17 16:00 - TP2850 (Druimarbin)

FB Number: S9716   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Half hour round trip from the view point in the pouring rain, or 1000+ miles from home at some future date? No contest, although got very wet feet as it was extremely boggy on top. Well worth it - even in low cloud excellent views down Loch Linnhe and of Fort William; the Ben under cloud but could see part of our recent WHW route. Metal cap, raised letters, W s/hole open, but good coat of white paint and excellent condition.

Good condition 2015-09-17 15:05 - TP0492 (Spean Bridge)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pouring rain and a very busy road, disinclined to jump ditch and climb barbed wire fence so viewed briefly from verge. All looks ok.

Good condition 2015-09-16 16:04 - TP0779 (Achaidh Mhoir)

FB Number: S9804   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The last Vanessa I visited was a very long way from here in Kent, overlooking the Channel Tunnel terminus. The views are a bit better from this one! Stunning today, including Skye and the Small Isles, plus some great white sand beaches. Asphalt cap, NE s/hole open, vgc.

Good condition 2015-09-16 14:03 - TP7284 (Malaig)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Rather dull object in itself (note it's a disc not a dome) but in the most stunning setting on a wonderfully sunny day - pretty little port, steam train, wonderful views of Skye all the way to the Cuillins.

Good condition 2015-09-16 12:08 - TP0670 (Fassfern)

FB Number: S9707   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Has to be absolutely top on the views / effort ratio! Great views both east to Ben Nevis, clear today, and west up the loch. Mysteriously sporting a block of wood and lump of coal, under which were a large colony of earwigs! East s/hole open, centre asphalt, vgc.

Destroyed 2015-09-15 16:25 - TP9505 (Fort William Pier Lamp)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

WHW#10: rather an insignificant trig to mark the end of an excellent walk, but we made it to Fort William. Also good view of Camusnagaul across the water, but no way we were going to get there! Astonishingly considering this was one of Scotland's wettest summers, we saw only 3 hours of rain in 12 days. However the wee winged beasties certainly got their revenge...

Destroyed 2015-09-13 09:30 - TP7158 (Bridge of Orchy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

WHW#9: One boot having sprung a torrential leak, I'm greatly in favour of any improvements to the WHW. But you would have thought this FBM could have been spared? En route to a long tramp across Rannoch Moor in good vis - enlivened by several downloads of Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the Seventies - the Who, Springsteen and wild highland scenery :) :) !!

Good condition 2015-09-13 09:26 - TP0565 (Bridge of Orchy FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

WHW#8: all present and correct - exposed so easy find. Seems to be a favoured wild camping spot. You wonder whether the campers realise the significance of this?

Good condition 2015-09-13 09:25 - TP0040 (Bridge Of Orchy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

WHW#7: Nice bridge over the River Orchy.

Good condition 2015-09-11 15:35 - TP8913 (Hutchesons Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Excellent view of monument from ruins of Dunollie Castle. Also very fine views down the Sound of Kerrera, and to Lismore and Mull. According to tinternet, David Hutcheson set up the first ferry service from Oban to the Hebrides, in 1835, and which has subsequently evolved into CalMac.

Good condition 2015-09-11 12:15 - TP11650 (Pulpit Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Day off from walking the WHW, so took a day trip to Oban. Easy walk up to a wonderful viewing point on a sunny morning, with a very helpful topograph. Large 2" bolt adjacent to topograph, generally good condition but scalped by the lawn mower, I think.

Damaged 2015-09-08 13:39 - TP1283 (Ben Lomond)

FB Number: S1594   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

WHW#6: Our first Munro - modest by Scottish standards, but for us from flat Hampshire we are quite pleased! Up Ptarmigan (great and very quiet), down Tourist Track (much in common with the M25). Summit above clouds so in sunshine, but no views. Damage round base is now significant, and the end of one spider arm is exposed. E and W s/holes, and centre, open - sadly this trig is suffering.

Couldn't find it 2015-09-06 13:13 - TP15785 (Conic Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

WHW#5: Wonderful lunch stop with great all round views. But I suspect the blasting expertise of some of my ex coal industry colleagues would have been needed to bury a block on this rocky platform!

Good condition 2015-09-06 10:59 - TP2519 (Craigivairn)

FB Number: S5081   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

WHW#4: boy did we make a pig's ear of this, near divorce! Lesson 1: it can't be seen from the track as the vegetation has grown significantly. Lesson 2: if you therefore go too far and try to cut back across the brush it's a near leg breaking slog. Lesson 3: do not try to take a short cut back to the WHW via a fire break, equally leg threatening! That said, great all round views on a lovely sunny day. Centre open, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-09-05 15:50 - TP2855 (Drumbeg)

FB Number: S4876   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

WHW#3: Had to pass by Hilton - river level too high and prospect of 10 further miles in wet boots, uninviting! Perfect weather for onwards walk to here, great views including Dumgoyne, Conic Hill, Ben Lomond and the Highlands beyond. No views from this trig, however, as now completely overtaken by gorse. Metal cap, shallow letters, s/holes inaccessible, vgc.

Good condition 2015-09-04 11:29 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)

FB Number: S3642   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

WHW#2: walking the Kelvin Walkway from the Riverside Museum in Glasgow to Milngavie. Surprisingly green, peaceful and scenic walk, especially for lovers of Himalayan Balsam :( Good views to N, other directions obscured by trees. Amazed to find metal cap still in place, deep letters. N and W s/holes open and E punctured, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-09-03 19:15 - TP9352 (University Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

WHW#1: To Glasgow to walk the West Highland Way. Very nice walk through Kelvingrove Park - wonderful architecture, although spire currently largely encased in scaffolding. En route to the Ubiquitous Chip for an excellent dinner. How Scottish cuisine has improved since my year in Edinburgh, 1981, when peppers were virtually unheard of!

Slightly damaged 2015-08-29 10:40 - TP5185 (Northway Farm)

FB Number: S5368   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Even by SW standards, the lane leading to this trig is very narrow! Fortunately we didn't meet anyone else. Trig on top of high bank almost totally overgrown by hedge - amazing how much has grown since Brisboy's photo earlier this year. Managed to dig out the FB, but no hope of climbing up to see the top, or the views (although those of the coast are excellent from an adjacent gateway).

Damaged 2015-08-29 10:25 - TP1786 (Burnstone Farm)

FB Number: S5687   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Quick stop off en route home from Bude. Easy access across very wet field, and even managed to find my way through the hedge to climb plinth from N side. Rolling flattish N Cornwall / Devon views, and the adjacent water tower adds interest. Metal cap, deep letters, top has lost its fight with a hedge cutter, all s/holes under ivy / vegetation, otherwise all OK.

Good condition 2015-08-28 15:55 - TP2213 (Cleave Camp)

FB Number: S5597   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Left the Old Man parked at the gate admiring the GCHQ dishes (he doesn't do trespass any more after our Derbyshire incident)! Quick climb over the gate to find a well cleared path through the brambles cut to the trig. Rolling north Cornish coastal views, and of course the eavesdroppers. Centre open, s/holes beneath brambles and ivy, good condition.

Good condition 2015-08-28 13:35 - TP3735 (Henna Cliff)

FB Number: S5628   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Morwenstow taking in this and Hawker's Hut (also well worth a visit), with an excellent lunch stop at Morwenna's Well. Good views up the coast on a sunny but windy day, and south to the GCHQ station. Finished off with vg choc cake at the tea rooms, yum. E s/hole, and centre, open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-08-27 17:36 - TP3615 (Hardisworthy)

FB Number: S5487   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Extra marks for actually finding it, since it was a s*d! Although on a high plinth, it is now totally overgrown by the hedge, and cannot be seen from the south side. So you need to cross the stile into the middle field, which is much easier said than done, as that is completely overgrown in brambles and stingers. In the absence of secateurs and machete, brave Old Man battled a way through. This allowed us at least to clear the FB from the north side, even if any attempt to scale the plinth and check the top was completely out of the question. Reasonable views of rolling farmland north but nothing special. Oh, and the dogs are still running around at Hardisworthy Farm - drive carefully!

Good condition 2015-08-27 15:37 - TP6151 (Stanbury Point)

FB Number: S5434   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely sunny day (at last) for a circular walk from NT car park at East Titchbury Farm, first circling Hartland Point then out and back to the trig. Excellent view of Lundy, Bideford Bay and all the way up to Bull Point and Exmoor. Two lizards basking on the rather neat steps. Metal cap, shallow letters, N s/hole open and W punctured, vgc.

Slightly damaged 2015-08-26 16:31 - TP3957 (Hobbacott)

FB Number: S5633   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

At this time of the year (especially in view of a very wet Cornish summer) this pillar should be classed as inaccessible! Managed to clear enough of the brambles and stingers to check the FB, but not a hope of climbing to the top. Thus views across the road to the north only (although a gateway a little way along the road confirms the good views of the coast in the other direction).

Remains 2015-08-26 16:06 - TP5423 (Peppershill)

FB Number: S5605   Condition: Remains   Score: 2/10

Small lump of original pillar still to be found in hedge bottom. Marks for very good views along the northern horizon. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2015-08-26 16:06 - TP8229 (Peppershill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First of these I've seen - most interesting. Sadly not tall enough to see the bolt on the platform - surprised the structure is as high as it is! Great views along the northern horizon.

Remains 2015-08-26 14:15 - TP11225 (Launceston Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

Launceston Methodist church - passed by en route to the (very interesting) Anglican Church opposite. Much visited by John and Charles Wesley, who apparently wrote several famous hymns here.

Destroyed 2015-08-26 13:58 - TP11219 (Launceston Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Well worth paying the modest entrance fee (especially as a Launceston Steam Train ticket for the same date gets you a further 20% discount - this is not advertised). This will allow you to climb up to the roof and touch the replacement flagpole - plastic and I'd say dating from within the last 10 years. Also didn't find a bolt. Stunning views from the top especially of both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

Good condition 2015-08-24 17:57 - TP6583 (Trewannion Down)

FB Number: S5692   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On top of a tumulus next to a NATS mast, huge slug on the FB, and surrounded by lots of noisy sheep. Why do they seem to think I've always come to feed them?! Extensive views over N Cornwall, including the Davidstow cheese factory, and all those wind turbines! All s/holes open, plastic cap, otherwise vgc.

Local wildlife Why does his slimy trail start only part way across the FB? How did he get there - was he parachuted in?

Good condition 2015-08-24 15:54 - TP0334 (Tresparrett Down)

FB Number: S5504   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a very scenic drive to Boscastle, so quick revisit nearly 15 years to the day after our first one - very good views both up and down the coast. All s/holes buried, plastic cap, very good condition.

Couldn't find it 2015-08-23 17:58 - TP20235 (Upton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Good views of Efford Down (and its trig), Lundy, and the GCHQ radio station, but no sign of a block.

Good condition 2015-08-23 17:46 - TP3025 (Efford Beacon)

FB Number: S5629   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Break in heavy rain offered up a fine and sunny evening, and the opportunity to walk to this trig from our holiday cottage. Spectacular views both up and down the coast, and of Bude, Lundy, and at least 20 wind turbines all along the horizon. All s/holes open, plastic cap, small chip on NW edge, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-08-23 11:59 - TP3830 (Higher Tuckers Moor)

FB Number: S3972   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route from Wellington to Bude in the pouring rain. Field of sheep who thought I was coming to feed them and followed me across the field making a right racket. Any views rained off. Base is highly eroded out, centre and E s/hole open, but otherwise OK.

Couldn't find it 2015-08-16 14:15 - TP21508 (Upper Old Park)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Bridleway has good views of surrounding countryside, but no sign of a block, buried or otherwise!

Moved 2015-08-16 12:58 - TP4063 (Hungry Hill)

FB Number: S5548   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

hanging in there! Its original location proved to be well named for a timely lunch break, whilst eating my sarnies pondered why someone would have gone to the bother of moving this trig. Surrounding trees have grown considerably since last visit and now block the majority of views. Stunning heather, however.

Good condition 2015-08-16 12:20 - TP21361 (All Saints Garrison Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very large red brick church consecrated 1863. Apparently the interior is very impressive, but it was securely locked up today (despite being a Sunday). The adjacent statue of Wellington astride his horse Copenhagen is very definitely worth the short walk from the church (there's a path down from the NW corner of the church grounds).

Couldn't find it 2015-08-16 11:10 - TP7905 (Caesars Camp)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Still securely buried somewhere. Was probably sitting on top of it on the bench, enjoying a short tea stop and panoramic views over N Hampshire on a lovely sunny morning.

Destroyed 2015-08-16 10:55 - TP7861 (Bricksbury Hill)

FB Number: S5549   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

First stop on a 12 mile walk from home to the Garrison Church in Aldershot. Hasn't mysteriously reappeared since our 2011 visit, but area is still great for walking.

Good condition 2015-08-02 13:39 - TP6857 (Wexcombe Down)

FB Number: S1909   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Onwards from Wick Down on a beautiful day (including deer, hare and stunning pair of red kites) with great all round views from this trig, including the adjacent water tower, and a pile of waste grain smouldering away (presumably self ignited in the heat). Metal cap, shallow letters, only S s/hole closed, vgc.

Good condition 2015-08-02 11:17 - TP6932 (Wick Down)

FB Number: S1927   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Beautiful summer's day for a 12ml circular walk from Ludgershall. Trig has good all round views, including Sidbury Hill. Centre and three s/holes open, but otherwise vgc. Onwards to Wexcombe Down via Collingbourne Wood. Loads of butterflies but ROW in the woods are surprisingly overgrown, very brambley and nettled, and most definitely not recommended for the be-shorted!

Destroyed 2015-06-22 11:25 - TP7126 (Old Down)

FB Number: S4914   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

En route from the leather repairers in Sutton Scotney to Sainsburys. Torrential (but much needed) rain put paid to a site visit to its replacement, will have to wait for another day. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2015-06-21 15:36 - TP5226 (Old Winchester Hill)

FB Number: S2730   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A surprising 13 years since we were last here. Circular walk from Corhampton on a sunny day, great views if a little misty over the IOW. All s/holes, and centre, open, some cracking / patching of render but otherwise good condition (especially considering its very public position - two folk stood on top of it whilst we were there!)

Damaged 2015-06-06 15:50 - TP6809 (West Harting Down)

FB Number: S1673   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Ohh err - this one's got a right lean on it, strangely like its northern neighbour, Rogate. Circular walk on a lovely sunny afternoon via Compton - where we found the pub taken over by a very jolly wake, so retired to the tea shop and left with two bunches of local asparagus! In a nice beech wood, so rather limited views through the trees. Centre and all s/holes open, and with a significant tilt, so has seen better days, but should be there for a little while yet.

Good condition 2015-05-12 16:02 - TP5674 (Richmond Park)

FB Number: S3264   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route to London on a beautiful afternoon so stopped for a long walk round Richmond Park - including the Isabella Plantation (stunning azaleas), Pen Ponds, this trig, ice cream at Pembroke Lodge, lots of deer and a background of planes landing at Heathrow. Plastic cap (cracked), SW and NW s/holes open, otherwise exc condition especially considering its very public location.

Good condition 2015-05-04 14:28 - TP6126 (St Catherines Hill Bosley Heath)

FB Number: S4377   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Lovely walk down from Blackwater Hill on a good track through the woods. Excellent views of the Avon valley, Hengistbury Head, and the Needles from here, plus a helpful topograph. However, persistent gun shots from the adjacent firing range rather disconcerting! All except NW s/hole open, centre also open, but otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2015-05-04 14:05 - TP1461 (Blackwater Hill)

FB Number: S2571   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy parking in, and walk up from housing estate. In trees and with significant road noise on bank holiday Monday, but in reasonable condition - two spider ends exposed, N s/hole open, asphalt cap, and large chunk out of NE corner, but will stand for a while yet.

Slightly damaged 2015-05-04 11:15 - TP5541 (Purbeck)

FB Number: S6102   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Short walk from car park on a sunny morning. Gorse in particularly fine bloom, shame I hate the smell of it! Good far reaching all round views. Asphalt cap, W s/hole open, large chunk out of NW side (looks like it may have been hit by something from the adjacent ranges), but is otherwise in good condition.

Moved 2015-05-02 11:22 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Moved   Score: 3/10

Going up this year: number of times we have visited this trig, average age of group, price of beer in the Greyhound in Corfe. Going down: number in, and fitness of, group. Unchanged: condition of trig!

Good condition 2015-05-01 14:47 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Groundhog Day - apart from the time, an exact replica of our visit one year ago: weather, company, views, condition of trig!

Good condition 2015-04-19 14:01 - TP0379 (Dunstable Down)

FB Number: 2951   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parking 150yds up road to N if you want to avoid the CP charges, then an easy stroll back along the downs. Today rather grey but still extensive views from the edge of the escarpment, and lots of kites and radio-controlled gliders aloft. S s/hole open, asphalt cap, reasonable white paint job, no S in the number, vgc (not clear why damaged).

Good condition 2015-04-19 13:16 - TP2037 (Castle Mound)

FB Number: S4552   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Somewhat surprisingly, failed to find the CP car park (!), so parked in the dead end road to the N, and walked round to, and up from the bridle way. S s/hole and centre open, and is rather chipped on one top edge, but not otherwise damaged. Has panoramic views of Bedfordshire, including Ivinghoe Beacon, and the Whipsnade white lion chalk carving, today deserted so a wonderful place.

Good condition 2015-04-19 12:35 - TP5511 (Potsgrove)

FB Number: S7202   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very easy access from field side - at this stage of the year, still reasonably clear of the hedge. S/holes all buried, centre open, SE corner chipped from hedge cutter, but will stand for a while yet. Immediate views flattish farmland, but Ivinghoe Beacon to the S.

Good condition 2015-04-19 11:50 - TP1543 (Bow Brickhill)

FB Number: S7203   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Deep in woods and rhododendrons, so hard to believe it was ever used for any sightings! S and N s/holes open, asphalt cap, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-04-19 11:04 - TP3029 (Eggborough Plough)

FB Number: S7265   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

What a great name! Had to let a large group of MAMILs pass before we could park in the entrance to the field, from where there was easy access to the trig up a strip of set aside. Trig adorned with a deflated red helium balloon - metal cap, deep letters, E s/hole open, some encroaching ivy, but otherwise vgc, although v limited views across adjacent field.

Good condition 2015-04-19 10:29 - TP0258 (Mileoak Farm)

FB Number: S7335   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Convenient parking spot opposite on a rather busy road, easy access to a trig missing its cap, but otherwise in vgc. Flattish surroundings so views limited to fields.

Good condition 2015-04-19 10:11 - TP5981 (Silverstone)

FB Number: S9372   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Security guard was happy for us to visit as we were leaving Silverstone following the Old Man's hammering a Ferrari and an Aston around the track (trig was my compensation)! S and E s/hole open, metal cap deep letters, excellent white paint job and memorial plaque to a Halifax bomber crew, overall vgc and marks for its unusual setting.

Good condition 2015-04-18 15:02 - TP6219 (Stowe Park)

FB Number: S7253   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Wonderful sunny afternoon for a long walk round Stowe gardens, amazing. Nice trig too - in company of jet black lambs and a pair of red kites. Metal cap deep letters, N s/hole open, small patch on one side, otherwise exc condition with good all round views.

Good condition 2015-04-18 15:01 - TP8777 (Wolfes Obelisk)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fine monument to General Wolfe. Beginning to crumble but in the care of the NT so it should survive.

Good condition 2015-04-18 13:05 - TP6944 (Wilds Farm)

FB Number: S7431   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route to a visit to Silverstone. Quite difficult to find, especially as the road appears to rise further to the N, but I suspect that's an optical illusion. Take secateurs if you want to get near to this one. Once you do, you'll find a pillar in vgc, metal cap deep letters, all s/holes buried, flat views across farmland.

Good condition 2015-03-08 16:03 - TP6103 (Sponds Hill)

FB Number: S2755   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Spent the morning avoiding heavy rain by visiting Lyme Park - interesting house. Weather cleared in the afternoon so walked up the Gritstone Way to here and back, nice walk but windy. Great views all the way from Kinder via Shutlingsloe and the Roaches to the Shropshire hills, Manchester and the Dee Estuary (? large body of water to the SW). Asphalt cap, all s/holes open, top screed is breaking up and base rather exposed, but generally good condition.

Good condition 2015-03-07 17:02 - TP3972 (Hollinsclough Moor)

FB Number: S2777   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The accidental consequences of the lad in front of me having bought the last copy of our newspaper in Longnor, so heading back to Buxton and chanced upon this trig. Rather muck spattered, with a small clump of bright yellow crocuses adjacent, we reckon the bulbs must have passed completely undigested through a cow! Great views on a sunny evening, S and W s/holes open, metal cap, shallow letters, vgc except for its muck overcoat.

Good condition 2015-03-07 16:35 - TP0713 (Blake Mere)

FB Number: 2989   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This is the jackpot on the views to effort ratio, a really easy 2 minute stroll from the road to enjoy amazing all round views on a beautifully sunny evening, particularly of the Roaches from where we were returning. Very well cared for, immaculate white paint job, W and E s/holes open, plastic cap (and some poppies resisting being blown away around the base). (450th pillar log).

Good condition 2015-03-07 12:48 - TP6422 (The Roaches)

FB Number: S2598   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The Old Man's birthday and a wonderfully sunny, breezy day for a circular walk round the Roaches and Lud's Church. Quite busy at the trig, but cracking views all round, an excellent day. All s/holes, and centre, open, but otherwise in vgc considering its very public location.

Good condition 2015-03-06 16:21 - TP6060 (Sough Top)

FB Number: S4146   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quick stop off in Taddington on way home from lovely walk taking in the Wye Valley, Ashford and Monsal Head. Beautiful sunny, breezy evening, great views, but marks deducted for the reservoir and masts, and the very pungent aroma of muck spreading! Metal cap, shallow letters, W s/hole open, otherwise exc cond.

Good condition 2015-03-05 16:20 - TP6863 (Wheston)

FB Number: S4191   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Sadly, after decades of trigging, our first case of very aggressive GOML from Mrs Farmer (as Mick and Kim's log). We were surprised as we had approached through open gates and empty pastures from the N, but we were undoubtedly trespassing so made our apologies and left in a hurry. Ironic, as I think the land belongs to Vicarage Farm, in one of whose holiday cottages we stayed many years back, in my lazier days of trig bagging. Luckily had reached the trig before this happened, so can report E s/hole open, metal cap shallow letters, vgc, but didn't have time to take in the views!

Good condition 2015-03-05 15:59 - TP7072 (Wormhill)

FB Number: S4147   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Trig #3 for the afternoon, making up for a UbV log from my earlier, lazier days of trigging. Good all round views, although getting rather hazy by this stage. Plastic cap, N and S s/holes open, base rather eroded out, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-03-05 15:38 - TP3098 (Fairfield)

FB Number: S2774   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parking at, and v easy access from Daisymere Farm. Trig #2 for the afternoon, good all round views, including back to Corbar Hill. N s/hole open, metal cap shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2015-03-05 15:03 - TP2407 (Corbar Hill)

FB Number: S2767   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fortunately fairly short ascent through Corbar Woods (somewhat hampered by vg fish and chips beforehand at the Railway Pub!). Dry, clear afternoon so good all-round views, especially of Buxton. N s/hole open metal cap shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2015-03-04 14:07 - TP1707 (Brown Knoll)

FB Number: S2782   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from Kinder Low - thank God for the flagged paths, at least as far as they go - a very wet walk back S to Barber Booth CP. Helicopter going backwards and forwards from Edale for the entire duration of our walk, delivering heather brash and grass seed, as we subsequently learned from a NP ranger we met. Trig is sitting at least 3m into a sea of mud, but luckily partially frozen today so crossable, carefully! Plastic cap, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2015-03-04 12:54 - TP4216 (Kinder Low)

FB Number: S4113   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from Barber Booth CP and onwards to Brown Knoll on a very windy day - having climbed the rock on which the trig stands, had to hang on for dear life. Also a cold day, quite a lot of snow still around. But v clear visibility and good views. E s/hole open, asphalt cap, vgc.

Good condition 2015-03-03 14:44 - TP2588 (Crich Mount)

FB Number: S1719   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

En route to our Peak District holiday cottage. Arrived to find monument closed Tues / Weds, but there's parking for one car at the gate so we were able to walk up OK (FOC as well). Stunning all round views and an extra mark for the sheer madness of standing in sunshine, watching a hail storm come ever nearer, painfully engulfing us and then departing SE. W s/hole closed, all others open, metal cap shallow letters, vg condition and beautifully tended grounds.

Good condition 2015-02-14 14:04 - TP3203 (Flitchfold Farm)

FB Number: S6258   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

To Loxwood for a rather average lunch at the Onslow Arms, but a very nice walk afterwards taking in this trig, woods with masses of bluebells coming through, and the Wey and Arun Canal. Trig is being overtaken by hedge, and has little by way of views other than very waterlogged fields. But at least we have made the first visit in nearly three years, to find it in excellent condition, E s/hole open, W buried in hedge and inaccessible, metal cap raised letters.

Good condition 2015-01-24 14:21 - TP2838 (Droxford)

FB Number: S2638   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Very good lunch at the Baker's Arms in Droxford (sadly no freebies for those called Baker!), then walked up here and onwards in a northerly loop via the Wayfarer's Way. Beautifully sunny, cold winter's day, so good views of the Solent and I of W south from the trig, other directions rather obscured by trees. Pillar is rather covered in moss and ivy, and sported a 2p piece! Large hole being dug in the reservoir compound immediately to SW, but I suspect pillar will be OK. Metal cap, shallow letters, W s/hole open, exc condition.

Destroyed 2015-01-17 18:15 - TP14980 (Gatwick Airport Terminal)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Passing through en route home from a walking holiday in the Spanish Cabo de Gata National Park. Sorry to say the metal thief with the Allen keys has struck at the trigpoints there too.

Destroyed 2015-01-17 18:15 - TP14979 (Gatwick Terminal Building)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Passing through en route home from a walking holiday in the Spanish Cabo de Gata National Park. Sorry to say the metal thief with the Allen keys has struck at the trigpoints there too.

Good condition 2014-12-29 15:55 - TP0422 (Norwoodhill)

FB Number: S3280   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Driving home from Outwood, stopped off for a very easy last log of the year. Very well pruned out since Just-us-two's photo, thought Jonglew had been round! Good views of LGW, and a spectacular sunset in progress. Metal cap, shallow letters, couldn't access E s/hole, but others all closed and pillar is in excellent condition.

Good condition 2014-12-29 13:21 - TP5255 (Outwood)

FB Number: S2135   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Thought I had logged this years ago but it appears not so. Thus an opportunity to sample a vg lunch at the Bell, admire the windmill, and walk a 6ml circuit on a fab sunny, frosty afternoon. Trig easy to find at this time of year in light woods, which restrict the views (although a gap through to the SE offers a suggestion as to what it must have been like before the veg grew up). However, trig still has metal cap, deep letters; SW s/hole open and whole structure is green with lichen, but otherwise excellent condition.

Couldn't find it 2014-12-22 14:45 - TP21407 (Farnham Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

St Andrew's. Have passed this church many times whilst living in Farnham, but today a happy co-incidence of using the adjacent car park and spare time on my ticket allowed me finally to visit. Very large church suggesting a very wealthy history. Current building dates from 12th C but 7th C foundations have been found. Interior stunningly redesigned by Ptolomy Dean about 10 years ago and is an excellent example of bringing Grade 1 listed architecture into the 21st C. Fine east window by Pugin and some elaborate memorial plaques at the west entrance, including one to William Cobbett who is buried in the graveyard. Flagpole in place but no apparent access to the tower to check out the bolt.

Slightly damaged 2014-12-06 14:39 - TP7044 (Woodgarston)

FB Number: S1685   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Charter Alley under a cloudless blue sky, after good lunch at the White Hart, wide views to north. Watched a herd of seven deer in a field - wonderful sight, although doubt the farmer whose sugar beet they were eating was of the same view! Metal cap shallow letters, all s/holes open, fairly significant crack at FB level, but otherwise good condition.

Toppled 2014-11-22 14:54 - TP0313 (Four Marks)

FB Number: S1672   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Thought I had logged this years ago but not in my (now found) missing records, so a walk from the Rose and Crown at Upper Farringdon to rectify matters. Grey and damp afternoon but exceptionally warm (16 deg!), with great late autumn colour in the beech and acers, and fab pink sorbus berries. Pillar in pasture so no access problems but I suspect there's been an attempt to move it (see DesG's photo). Hasn't got any worse however, NE s/hole open, metal cap shallow letters, rather dull surroundings with no views beyond field boundary, but otherwise vgc (apart from the tilt)!

Slightly damaged 2014-11-15 14:59 - TP4093 (Hydons Ball)

FB Number: S5653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Sunny, mild and very muddy walk from Winkworth Arboretum (stunning late autumn colours) via Hascombe and here. Trig being used as a basestation for an elaborate game of hide and seek by a large gang of children, greatly enjoying it. Have now established the Ball was a signalling station, but still no clue who Hydon was. Condition unchanged from last visit.

Good condition 2014-11-04 15:20 - TP11189 (Tower Bridge North Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Viewed whilst at the Tower. A fine sight. Many years ago I crossed the top level of Tower Bridge so must have been even nearer the IS.

Good condition 2014-11-04 15:20 - TP11188 (Tower Bridge South Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Viewed whilst at the Tower. A fine sight. Many years ago I crossed the top level of Tower Bridge so must have been even nearer the IS.

Good condition 2014-11-04 15:15 - TP11187 (Tower of London Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To the Tower to view the poppies - notwithstanding adverse press comments, a beautiful and moving sight. IS in fine form, too.

Good condition 2014-11-01 15:41 - TP6824 (West Wellow)

FB Number: S2721   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick and easy stop off en route home, although I wouldn't have been confident turning into the approach lane had it not been for another bagger's log, thanks. Views south on a sunny evening across usual flat New Forest scenery. Memorial plaque to a man of that wonderful profession, an OS surveyor. Asphalt cap, SE s/hole open, two significant chipped corners but otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2014-11-01 11:12 - TP5515 (Pound Bottom)

FB Number: S2632   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from nearby car park on a beautiful sunny day, lovely autumn colours, and a good stop off at the Royal Oak in Fritham. Rather uninspiring location - views south but north obscured by trees. Asphalt cap, NE s/hole open, SW and SE buried, some cracking of top render but otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2014-10-30 15:51 - TP1496 (Blewburton Hill)

FB Number: S3738   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from Aston Upthorpe, where All Saints' Church is well worth a visit, very simple Norman architecture dating from 1080. If approaching this way, cut straight up the field bankside opposite the metal kissing gate and you will find yourself at the end of the gap between the fence and the barbed wire and able easily to walk along to the trig. Excellent all round views on a beautiful sunny evening, especially if you are tolerant of power stations! Also many red kites and kestrels hunting their evening meal. Centre and all except N s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-10-30 15:10 - TP2371 (Compton)

FB Number: S5727   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Originally planned to include this in our walk onwards from Lowbury Hill but glad we didn't as a) the setting was not worth the effort (lots of rubbish) and b) the road is pretty lethal. So drove to it instead. Good views south from adjacent gate but trig itself in vegetation. Rough concrete cap, N and S s/hole open, pillar is tilting but will survive for a while.

Good condition 2014-10-30 13:18 - TP4560 (Lowbury Hill)

FB Number: S5724   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Trigging expedition to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Walked up from Compton on a very warm but rather misty day. Great lunch spot with fine all round views, many red kites and skylarks. Asphalt cap, all s/holes open, fading memorial plaque, vgc.

Good condition 2014-10-19 15:43 - TP1831 (Bylands Farm)

FB Number: S6209   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Repeat of our walk from 10 years ago from Rotherwick. Still as muddy but a lovely autumn afternoon, and the opportunity to visit St Mary's Church in Hartley Wespall - another George Gilbert Scott junior (as All Saints, Bakewell, qv), and well worth a visit, very impressive massive old timbers. Trig in set aside, some views south but limited by surrounding trees on field boundary. Providing a perch for a buzzard as we arrived. Metal cap, deep letters, SW s/hole open, base rather eroded, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-10-02 17:01 - TP5861 (Seascale)

FB Number: S5760   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Last of three en route to Exiled Friends in Beckermet. Easy access from golf club car park up to trig with a great view of Sellafield (and the western fells!); coastwards a little misty today but I am told on a good day you can make out the fields on the Isle of Man. Centre and N s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-10-02 16:31 - TP6446 (Thornbank)

FB Number: S5764   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at caravan site (deserted) and a short walk up an incredibly sandy lane, very beach like! Some stile DIY needed but with care you can still get over the barbed wire to find a trig in vgc, and with excellent views of the western fells on a lovely sunny evening. Metal cap raised letters, S s/hole open.

Good condition 2014-10-02 13:08 - TP3653 (Harter Fell)

FB Number: S5759   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

En route from Langdale to Exiled Friends on the coast. Stunning day so stopped at top of Hardknott to climb up here - shorter route, but I'm with AW that it would be impassibly boggy except after one of the driest Septembers on record. Excellent views of Scafells, etc. Stone built, another JLC SEC pillar (qv Muncaster Fell), mortar filled centre which also covers one loop, part of top screed missing, N s/hole open, otherwise vgc

Good condition 2014-10-01 16:36 - TP1009 (Bank House Moor)

FB Number: S5385   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Beautiful afternoon so decided on a rather roundabout route back from Burney to Langdale via this trig. Easy walk up from the road to a trig with great all round views, including down over Barrow. Metal cap, shallow letters, NW and SW s/holes open, FB numbers have been painted yellow (or cleaned?) - seen this somewhere before, can't remember where, vgc.

Good condition 2014-10-01 15:13 - TP1780 (Burney)

FB Number: S5382   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Wonderful short circular walk via the Cumbria Way from Gawthwaite. Stunning views today (very high on the views to effort ratio), only wished I'd taken the 'Outlying Fells' book to identify them all! S and E s/holes open, others thin, asphalt cap, vgc.

Good condition 2014-09-30 12:53 - TP3721 (Helm)

FB Number: S5515   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy, breezy walk up from the Station pub, slightly misty but far reaching views. Spider has Travis 2000 2005 punched into it - in memory of a dog walked up here? N and S s/holes open, as is centre (rubble filled). Base rather eroded but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-09-29 14:17 - TP0693 (High Street)

FB Number: S1541   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely quiet walk up Pasture Bottom on a sunny day with great views, especially from our lunch spot at Thornthwaite Beacon. But all hell broke loose at the trig when the dogs of two other visiting parties decided to take exception to each other, somewhat ruined the experience. However diverted to Kidsty Pike (having previously been in a whiteout on our C2C route), where the views were excellent and peace was restored. Finished with a very dull walk down Hayeswater. All s/holes closed, plastic cap, excellent condition.

Good condition 2014-09-28 15:13 - TP2241 (Clough Head)

FB Number: S5946   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from NP office CP at Threlkeld (free and lots of space) - W side of St John's Beck, Hill Top Farm and quarry to top, then down via White Pike and the Coach Road. An excellent route but if you follow in our footsteps easiest route back to car is down through the museum, ignoring the private working quarry signs. Drifting cloud at the top so intermittent views but excellent when we could see them! Metal cap, deep (?) letters, N s/hole open, otherwise excellent condition, and a great one for my 400th trig log.

Couldn't find it 2014-09-22 13:58 - TP6504 (Toke Farm)

FB Number: S6184   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Very tidy bungalow and lovely flowers, but sadly no one in. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2014-09-22 13:42 - TP3854 (Hill Farm Winchelsea)

FB Number: S6244   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quick stop off en route home from Dungeness. Great views N and W. Shame the windmill blew down, it must have looked impressive judging by the info board. W s/hole open, metal cap deep letters, vgc.

Couldn't find it 2014-09-22 13:00 - TP25346 (Enchantress Martello Tower No 28)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Martello tower rather oddly in a hollow, surrounded by high retaining walls so easily visible from the wall top, but no obvious access down to it. Good views E of the Rother estuary and W across the Marsh.

Who knows where it is? Looking E towards the Rother estuary©Trigpoint100

Couldn't find it 2014-09-21 13:05 - TP25398 (Imperial Hotel Hythe)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

The last time I was here was on a management training course in the early 90s. Thank god those days are over!

Good condition 2014-09-21 12:41 - TP5840 (Scene Farm)

FB Number: S1788   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Birthday treat - return trip on the RH&D Railway from Dungeness to Hythe, with a quick trip up to the trig between trains. Great views, especially of the Folkstone white horse. Trig has the odd addition of an electrical socket (a first for me), S and N s/holes open, but otherwise vgc, metal cap, shallow letters.

Couldn't find it 2014-09-21 12:15 - TP8823 (Hythe Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

St Leonard's Church, beautifully sited looking down over Hythe, and one of only two in the UK with an ossuary. Sadly didn't get to see it as a service was just finishing.

Good condition 2014-09-20 16:20 - TP25248 (Dungeness Lighthouse)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Commissioned 1904, decommissioned 1960 when the adjacent power station was built and thus obscured the light from the west. Whereupon someone stole all the mercury the light was floating on, and died three weeks later! On a clear day, this is well worth the admission fee and the climb up 169 stairs for the views from the top, and a 2" shiny bolt - the lighthouse owner told us he has to polish it regularly as the sea air tarnishes the brass. Fab!

The old and the newer The bolt is above the RH top window with fine inter-vis to Denge waterworks and New Romney church spire amongst other trigs
Advert for brasso! ©Trigpoint100
Difficult to miss ©Trigpoint100

Couldn't find it 2014-09-20 14:20 - TP25357 (Rye Church Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Walked from Camber Sands to Rye across the marshes, and then back down the river / beach - enjoyable round trip on a sunny day. Brief visit to this church, St Mary the Virgin, apparently Norman and with a very squat tower (suggests they were rather short of building stone hereabouts). Flagstaff and vane very much in place, but kicking ourselves as the Tower was open today so we could have gone up to see whether we could find the bolt, but were pressed for time.

Good condition 2014-09-20 11:37 - TP4139 (Jurys Gap)

FB Number: S6245   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Currently immediately next to (but safe from) a huge project to rebuild the Camber sea wall. Has 8.22 written on the spider, so presumably this is the height of the top. (7m on the map). Views rearwards over the Marshes, but seaward views rather obstructed by the construction. Part buried, and excavating the FB also revealed a 2 coin, which at least went some way to alleviating Camber Sands' extortionate car parking charges. Asphalt cap, all s/holes buried, otherwise good condition.

Destroyed 2014-09-20 11:37 - TP25251 (Jurys Gap Observation Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Currently inaccessible due to the project to rebuild Camber sea wall. However, the site is visible from the adjacent trig pillar. I'm not sure what a lookout tower looks like - but the site is currently occupied by what looks like a small metal telco mast.

Couldn't find it 2014-09-19 14:20 - TP25392 (Denge Beach Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Lydd-on-Sea taking in the Denge Sound Mirrors and this (and lots of shingle!) on a lovely sunny day once the mist lifted. There's a 1950 proposal doc in the National Archive to build a new water tower at Denge, and this looks like it might date from that time. I guess the bolt is on the top of the tank (that seems roughly the right GR), but we'll probably never know.

It's probably up there somewhere! ©Trigpoint100

Good condition 2014-09-18 18:45 - TP7661 (Dungeness)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

En (a rather roundabout) route to the Pilot for fish and chips. Boy is this a weird, ethereal place, particularly at sunset!

Good condition 2014-09-18 15:17 - TP6091 (Sparrow Court)

FB Number: S3847   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Third of three en route to Dungeness. Trig has easy access and good views of North Downs, but restricted by trees and hedge in other directions. Excellent condition - N s/hole open but all otherwise well, including metal cap raised letters.

Good condition 2014-09-18 14:49 - TP2354 (Colliers Hill)

FB Number: S4026   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second of three en route to Dungeness. Had to forge a new path across a recently ploughed field but fortunately hasn't rained here for weeks so not a problem. Trig enjoys good (if hazy) views of North Downs, but rather flat brow of hill in other directions (trig not on highest point). Significant erosion around base, and all s/holes open, but otherwise very good condition, metal cap shallow letters.

Good condition 2014-09-18 13:53 - TP6473 (Thurnham Court Estate)

FB Number: S3490   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

First of three trigs on a leisurely drive to Dungeness, beautiful warm late summer's day, but rather too hazy fully to appreciate the all round views from here - on a clear day they must be spectacular, including the Marsh in one direction and the North Downs in the other. Trig painted bright white with the Kent flag stencilled on all four sides (white horse on a red background). Centre and all s/holes open, but otherwise in vgc considering the public, and popular, location.

Slightly damaged 2014-09-07 11:34 - TP6145 (Stagpark Farm)

FB Number: S6284   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

11ml walk from Petworth in search of this trig and 1kg of sloes, both successful. Views not much to write home about, especially on a misty morning, but immediate environment lovely - hawthorn covered in red berries, and set aside full of wild flowers, butterflies and partridge. Stagpark Farm has some very old agricultural architecture, including a circular game larder. N s/hole inaccessible, others closed, metal cap deep letters, damage to top from hedge cutter, but otherwise sound.

Good condition 2014-08-23 14:41 - TP3087 (Ewe Hill)

FB Number: S2434   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from Pit Plantation - aptly named given the number of sheep in the field eyeing us up from the nearby pond. Surrounding field has lots of skylarks, and large mushrooms. Good westerly views, but east blocked by adjacent hedge. Base is significantly eroded out, centre, and all s/holes open, but otherwise structurally sound.

Good condition 2014-08-23 12:27 - TP0305 (Pit Plantation)

FB Number: S5730   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Onwards from East Garston to here, watching two pairs of red kites circling each other on the way. Very peaceful - enjoyed our lunch sitting off the adjacent footpath looking over panoramic rolling post-harvest downland views. Centre, and E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-08-23 11:05 - TP2976 (East Garston)

FB Number: S2526   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Wonderful day for a very quiet 13 mile walk from E Garston (saw no other walkers the entire way) including three trigs, this the first. Good all round views, and a farmer turning over a nearby muck heap which had caught fire! Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes open but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-08-03 13:11 - TP1443 (Blackdown)

FB Number: S1675   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To Haslemere to a friend's garden open under the NGS (deep envy!). Thence to Blackdown for a 6ml stroll on a lovely sunny, breezy afternoon. Lots of rhododendron clearing in progress. Some views NW where the trees were cleared in 2010, but they are growing back quite quickly. S s/hole and centre open, otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2014-08-01 10:20 - TP4093 (Hydons Ball)

FB Number: S5653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Farnham Ramblers walk from adjacent CP round via Enton Hall. Lovely morning, and some tree clearance appears to have been done as views now improved across to Blackdown and beyond. Condition unchanged from previous visits.

Destroyed 2014-08-01 09:50 - TP21440 (Surrey County Sanatorium Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Now Milford Hospital - opened 1929 and variously a sanatorium and isolation hospital, before becoming a specialist centre for the elderly and rehabilitation. Following a successful planning app in 2013 the vast majority of the site (except the small remaining active hospital premises) is now being demolished for a housing development. Early plans suggested that the tower may be saved, but there was no sign of it today, looks like it is gone (perhaps not surprising given that pics of it on tinternet suggest it was of very limited architectural merit). Interesting, tinternet suggests this hospital was the birthplace of british sitcom, as the writers of Hancock and Steptoe met here whilst TB patients in the 1950s.

Good condition 2014-07-11 10:05 - TP21288 (Binsted Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Holy Cross: start of a short but enjoyable Farnham Ramblers walk via Wyck Place and Wheatley. Church thought to be early 12th century, but even the great Pevsner can't work out how the various styles of architecture and interior fit together and thus a more accurate date. Notable for the very well kept grave of Montgomery of Alamein in the NW corner of the churchyard.

Inaccessible 2014-06-27 12:53 - TP12685 (Scarborough Odeon Cinema)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 3/10

Forty minute transit sitting in station cafe between bus and train on way home, so ample time to view this fine Art Deco architecture and wonder where the bolt is?!

Good condition 2014-06-26 14:57 - TP1697 (Brow Top)

FB Number: S4387   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

C2C#26: why plod AW's original route across Greystones bog when you can divert to this near perfect pillar?! Stunning views over RHB with endless wall to wall blue sky and even bluer sea, rearwards to the moors and our route over the past few days, and a trig in excellent condition - metal cap, shallow letters, and as built except for the affixation of a small memorial plaque and a tiny puncture to the W s/hole. A great end to a great walk - 214 miles, 26 trigs, 17 days of which only one was wet. How lucky is that?

Good condition 2014-06-26 11:06 - TP6017 (Sleights Moor)

FB Number: S4395   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

C2C#25: useful short cut across a very dry moor to log this trig. Great view down to Whitby, open moorland in all other directions. Punctured asphalt cap, NE and SW s/holes open, SE buried, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-06-25 12:48 - TP3365 (Glaisdale Rigg)

FB Number: S4386   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

C2C#24: easy bag right on the route. Great all round views on a very clear day, plus buzzed (and deafened) by an RAF plane doing low flying exercises down Glaisdale itself. SW s/hole open, asphalt cap, otherwise excellent condition.

Damaged 2014-06-25 11:18 - TP4539 (Loose Howe)

FB Number: 2955   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

C2C#23: one of the few pillars I could easily sit on the top of. Easy access this year as path to S is very dry, although very springy to walk along; thence only a short cut up through the heather. Good all round views, including the Lion at Blakey Ridge, very good pub / B&B. Condition much as others have noted - substantive damage to NE corner, asphalt cap, but at least still able to dig the FB out with a walking pole.

Good condition 2014-06-24 11:10 - TP0697 (Botton Head)

FB Number: 2988   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

C2C#22: rather misty but still all round views on a very flat and easy day of the C2C. Surprised to learn this is the highest point of the NYM as Whorlton Moor definitely looked higher, must be an optical illusion. Punctured plastic cap, W and E s/holes open, N buried, otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2014-06-23 12:52 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)

FB Number: S4421   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

C2C#21: (Carlton Moor) what a stunning day to be up here, great views all round, even Teesside looked vaguely respectable at this distance! Also first view of the North Sea on C2C walk, and great intervis back to first trig today at Arncliffe Wood. Centre open, top render very damaged, base is also eroding out, but otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2014-06-23 10:10 - TP0886 (Arncliffe Wood)

FB Number: S4413   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

C2C#20: overnight in Osmotherley, so easy access through an open field gate whilst returning to the route via Swainstye Lane (the bridleway to the E). Trees obscuring views to west, but otherwise grand views on a sunny morning. Crack radiating outwards from top of SE edge, W s/hole open and asphalt cap, but otherwise sound.

Moved 2014-06-22 11:32 - TP3171 (Fingay Hill)

FB Number: S7441   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

C2C#19: brief diversion from C2C path to north, dodging the farmer going up and down the field in his tractor. Has been carefully moved, and still has good views of the surrounding arable, very flat landscape. Metal cap, raised letters, N s/hole open, vgc.

Good condition 2014-06-21 17:35 - TP10993 (Lovesome Hill Water Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

C2C#18: staying at Lovesome Hill Farm overnight so this is visible from our bedroom window. Fine octagonal structure, no longer in use according to our host. If on the C2C beware walking the path direct from Danby Wiske - as Ted notes, it doesn't get much traffic and is virtually impassible. Luckily, however, you will have the water tower as a target.

Unreachable but visible 2014-06-21 16:15 - TP4071 (Hunters Hill Farm)

FB Number: S4379   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

C2C#17: viewed from the C2C path, but would still have been UbV if we had walked up to the nearest ROW as in a planted cereal field, so don't feel too guilty. Difficult to miss as flying a very large flag of St George today. Hope the farmer isn't a footy fan given England's dire World Cup performance! [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2014-06-21 13:15 - TP11041 (Bolton Upon Swale Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

C2C#16: St Mary's - beautiful simple 14th C church, with memorial to Henry Jenkins (allegedly 169 at death) and also to George Calvert, founder of Maryland. Peaceful lunch spot after some trying navigation round closed paths and poorly signposted diversions due to the ongoing A1 improvements.

Good condition 2014-06-20 14:30 - TP10341 (Richmond Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

C2C#15: day off in Richmond. Castle well worth the entrance fee, with superb views from the roof of the keep. Extra marks for being able to touch the IS (I think a first for me) and also finding CJO's rivet; shiny brass c0.6mm diameter in SE corner (? - opp corner to flagpole) of the roof walkway.

Good condition 2014-06-19 15:16 - TP1110 (Beacon Hill South)

FB Number: S4323   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

C2C#14: very worthwhile diversion up from Applegarth - easy to find and great views on a clear day today - NE to Teeside; whole western scarp of the NYMs; Vale of Mowbray from W to E (easy to see how flat our coming days' walks will be); red flags flying on the Feldom ranges (so no visiting that trig today then); and various unidentified hills to the W. Interesting beacon adjacent. Trig bult into wall so E s/hole not there; S has vegetation growing out of it. Asphalt cap, vgc.

Good condition 2014-06-19 15:16 - TP8890 (Beacon Hill South Beacon)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

C2C#13: next to the trig. Rather alarmed by the Old Man (aged 62 and a quarter!) climbing to the top of it, especially as we still have 70+ miles still to walk! As we subsequently discovered, excellent view of this from the top of the Castle keep.

Good condition 2014-06-18 13:11 - TP6859 (Whaw Moor)

FB Number: S4419   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

C2C#12: (Great Pinseat) minor diversion from the main route taking a near-direct line from Blakethwaite ruins across the mine workings. What a great day to be up here with fine all round views and an excellent lunch spot. Asphalt cap, S and W s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2014-06-17 11:29 - TP5129 (Nine Standards Rigg)

FB Number: 10803   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

C2C#11: excellent weather for our first day of resumed C2Cing. Great views from the adjacent toposcope (including Scafell). And nowhere near as boggy as we expected, only one up-to-the-knees incident! Trig is looking a little fragile with quite a number of displaced stones. Resin cap, no FB (number for logging purposes only) and no visible s/holes, very odd. But a great place.

Good condition 2014-06-16 15:02 - TP6459 (Thorny Gale)

FB Number: 10813   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

To Kirkby Stephen to resume our C2C walk. Noticed this trig whilst browsing the map on the train up, so with time to spare took a taxi up and walked back (taxi driver had completed all the Wainwrights so wasn't too phased by a journey into the middle of nowhere)! Very well worth the taxi fare - superb views on a sunny afternoon, Blake's Jerusalem indeed. Metal cap, raised letters, S s/hole open, otherwise vgc but the white paint is beginning to wear away!

Good condition 2014-06-13 12:02 - TP3818 (Highbury)

FB Number: S5552   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Returning home from shopping trip to Reading so called in on the off-chance and struck lucky. Easy access from W into empty horse paddocks (leccy fences not on!). Shouldn't be surprised if this trig isn't lost in due course in view of the amount of new houses springing up around it. Limited views W over Reading otherwise surrounding trees. Trig is in vgc, W and N s/holes open, metal cap deep letters.

Good condition 2014-05-28 10:06 - TP5558 (Queenlains Farm)

FB Number: S6234   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Minor diversion on a very wet drive down to see my mother. Amused by the adjacent Supermarine Road - felt more like submarine today! Very overgrown at this time of year, and only limited views SE but seems structurally sound - plastic cap, think the s/holes are all buried but too entombed by very high, wet nettles to investigate too far.

Good condition 2014-05-25 16:35 - TP1536 (Botley Hill)

FB Number: S2851   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Having logged this some years ago, this time a very slow drive by to check it is still there; it is and all looking OK.

Good condition 2014-05-25 16:25 - TP2138 (Chelsham Court)

FB Number: S3355   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Another trig by a lethal Kent lane, but this time easier to find although entombed by a hedge, so no views, and oddly a number of dumped panes of glass propped up against it. NE s/hole open, plastic cap, otherwise sound.

Good condition 2014-05-25 16:10 - TP4378 (Layhams Farm)

FB Number: S3351   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

I suspect this is my lowest scoring extant trig as it is a s*d - what looked like an easy bag on the way home from Cudham turned out to be anything but. The road is (and Kent drivers are) lethal, and the trig so buried in brambles and cleavers that it needed probing by a walking pole to find it. Eventually hacked a way through to find it is structurally sound, asphalt cap, s/holes completely indeterminate, nothing else to say about it!

Good condition 2014-05-25 13:40 - TP4287 (Knockholt Beeches)

FB Number: S3358   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Return visit, this time on a circular walk from Cudham taking in part of the NDW. Beautiful early summer's day - sunny, fluffy clouds and a breeze which was mesmerising in rippling the barley fields. Sadly three of the huge Knockholt beeches have come down in the storms earlier this year. Condition unchanged from our visit five years ago - metal cap, shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2014-05-16 12:42 - TP2130 (Chat Hill Farm)

FB Number: S5099   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route home from a business meeting in Oxted, so rather ill clad for trigging, but couldn't pass up an opportunity on a wonderfully sunny morning. Fortunately access is easy this year due to very patchy germination of a wheat crop. Between planes and trains, this is a very peaceful location with a lovely pond adjacent and good views of the N Downs. Asphalt cap, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-05-09 10:41 - TP4340 (Lane End Field)

FB Number: S5610   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Aptly named! Saw this on the way down to Cornwall earlier in the week, decided to log on the way back and in the interim the hedge cutter had been along, fortunate... v easy access using the road sign as a hand rail up on to the hedge. All round views, including the eastern tors on Bodmin Moor. Centre open, s/holes all buried, chunk out of SE corner (altercation with said hedge trimmer I think), otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2014-05-08 16:15 - TP3737 (Hensbarrow)

FB Number: S1736   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

En route home from the Eden Project, so decided to drop in. A truly weird experience: pouring down (so much so that the Old Man refused to leave the car), very windy, misty so no visibility (couldn't even see the surrounding spoil heaps) but a cuckoo singing away! NE s/hole and centre open, otherwise vgc (not clear why it should be slightly damaged).

Good condition 2014-05-07 16:06 - TP3680 (Hawks Tor)

FB Number: S7924   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Noticed this driving back from St Bellarmin's so a quick detour to the water works and a short walk up the track. Stunning views on an overcast but v windy day - particularly Brown Willy, Rough Tor and Garrow Tor. Metal cap deep letters, N s/hole open, vgc.

Good condition 2014-05-07 12:09 - TP6123 (St Bellarmins Tor)

FB Number: S7925   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Excellent walk taking in St Bellarmin's, Bury Castle and the derelict Glynn Valley China Clay works which are particularly interesting (google Olivers Cornwall A30 02 for the route). Overcast, and incredibly windy at the trig, but the views were panoramic. Metal cap deep letters, E s/hole open, vgc.

Slightly damaged 2014-05-06 14:58 - TP3722 (Helman Tor)

FB Number: S7862   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Onwards from Roselath to a vg lunch at the Crown in Lanlivery, thence back up the Saints' Way to our car and this trig. According to some locals, we were lucky to get our car up the road as it gets overgrown by vegetation in high summer - you have been warned! Stunning panoramic views - sun shining on us but black as night over Brown Willy, very atmospheric. Plastic cap, damage to one corner, E s/hole open, otherwise good condition and painted very white!

Good condition 2014-05-06 12:26 - TP5736 (Roselath)

FB Number: S8001   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked down the Saints' Way from Helman Tor - wonderful bluebells and campion lining the path. Requires a certain agility to overcome the barbed wire fence and climb the Cornish 'hedge' to reach the trig, where you will find the concrete has crumbled exposing part of the spider, but where you can also appreciate good views to the north. Otherwise vgc, metal cap deep lettering, S s/hole open. Gate still in poor condition, but bath has been returned!

Good condition 2014-05-05 13:30 - TP6042 (Snowdon Hill)

FB Number: S3726   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The last of five easy trigs en route from Dorset to Cornwall. Edge of planted field, but margins have not been seeded so access reasonably easy. Some good views E, but other directions blocked by hedge and the ROC post. N and S s/holes, and centre, open, otherwise generally good condition.

Good condition 2014-05-05 12:52 - TP3482 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S5888   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy parking at the radio masts, and access into a field which is grass this year. Good views N and E, although hazy, the remainder rather obscured by the radio masts and adjacent hedge. NW s/hole open, asphalt cap, and base a little exposed, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-05-05 12:32 - TP2032 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S5899   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On top of a very fine old earthwork, and with good all round views, albeit rather hazy today. N s/hole open, metal cap shallow letters, base is very eroded but the pillar itself is in vgc.

Good condition 2014-05-05 12:21 - TP3660 (Harvard)

FB Number: S5046   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The easiest trig of the day - the Old Man simply reached out of the driver's window to touch it! Good views to W, and very peaceful. E s/hole open, W s/hole buried, metal cap, shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2014-05-05 11:57 - TP6293 (Sydling)

FB Number: S5830   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First of five easy roadside trigs on a drive from Dorset to Cornwall. In field margin, adjacent to a model aircraft flying area (in use, but they didn't seem too bothered by me!). Hazy views all round. W s/hole open, asphalt cap, vgc.

Good condition 2014-05-04 15:17 - TP6062 (South Barn)

FB Number: S2579   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Minor detour off one of our favourite walks - Corfe Castle, Kingston, Chapman's Pool, Worth Matravers (and obligatory stop at Square and Compass, great pub). Then SWCP back to Swanage and steam train to Corfe. Today a wonderful day for it, great views particularly north along the downs, and Corfe Castle itself. Metal cap, shallow letters, excellent condition.

Moved 2014-05-03 11:26 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Moved   Score: 3/10

Annual visit - much reduced group this year but stunning day for a walk from Studland to Corfe and back - superb views. Condition unchanged from last year.

Good condition 2014-05-02 15:19 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walking from Swanage to Studland, rather overcast but with a shaft of sunlight picking out the Needles lighthouse. Condition unchanged from last year.

Good condition 2014-04-19 15:03 - TP2867 (Drylodge Plantation)

FB Number: S4013   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely walk from Whiteways CP via a good lunch at the George and Dragon in Houghton, and thence down the river to the Offham Gate. Excellent views, and even more so from the ridge to the N. But be warned, you cannot exit Arundel Park at the Whiteways Gate - v frustrating to be able to see our car but to have to backtrack all the way down to the river and back up again, and completely evaporated my enthusiasm for trying then to find the FBM at the CP entrance. Metal cap shallow letters, W s/hole open, vgc.

Unreachable but visible 2014-04-13 15:24 - TP2823 (Down End Farm)

FB Number: S6027   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Suspected this would be a UbV and was not disappointed - surrounded by a sea of young wheat and accessible only after harvest, I would think. Viewed from road then called it a day - went off to Compton Abbas airfield cafe for tea and excellent carrot cake, then to pick the Old Man from his baking course, complete with 15 loaves of every shape, size and flour. I feel a sandwich shop pop-up coming on! [FB for logging purposes only].

Slightly damaged 2014-04-13 14:50 - TP6875 (Whitchurch Hill)

FB Number: S5872   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

This is almost a lost cause as it is now even more deeply entombed in the hedge - note FollowMeChaps' advice on the road sign as it is really difficult to find. Even with secateurs only just managed to prune out the plug (metal cap, shallow letters) and part of the FB, condition of rest of pillar and the s/holes indeterminate. If you ignore the hedge and the road noise, the views of rolling Dorsetshire are quite good.

Good condition 2014-04-13 14:27 - TP0294 (Milton Abbas SC)

FB Number: S5908   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The easiest access of all my weekend's trigs - short stroll from a parking space right opposite the entrance to the cricket ground. Fine views S, and a colony of striped snails in residence. Metal cap, shallow letters, S s/hole buried, all others closed, vgc.

Good condition 2014-04-13 14:07 - TP6180 (Stickland Farm)

FB Number: S5870   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A tricky encounter with a land rover and trailer full of sheep on the way up the road was unbelievably repeated on my return down it, trailer minus sheep this time. Significant pruning required plus ivy removal, but revealed a trig in vgc with metal cap, shallow letters, S s/hole inaccessible but others all closed. Reasonable views N, field is pasture this year.

Good condition 2014-04-13 13:23 - TP5947 (Shilling Stone Hill)

FB Number: S6025   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from W noting the very cute shape of finger posts round here, and wishing far enough the dog owner who didn't retract the hound's long lead, nearly causing massive entanglement between us (the dog that is, not the owner!). Good views to N but rather limited in other directions due to broad crown of hill. Metal cap, deep letters, S s/hole open, vgc.

Good condition 2014-04-13 12:41 - TP4260 (Knackers Hole)

FB Number: S6026   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked down ROW from N, via a field of mad guinea fowl, two shire horses and some rare breed sheep. Trig is in danger of encroaching muck heap and overlooked by a now-functioning wind turbine, but enjoys good views westwards. Metal cap, deep letters, E s/hole open (another use for a walking pole, digging the W one out from under the muck!), vgc.

Good condition 2014-04-13 11:52 - TP3583 (Hambledon Hill)

FB Number: S5901   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A very fine trig for my 350th on here. Stunning all round views on a warm and sunny morning, spent some time spotting the trigs of my other logs for the weekend. Plus an excellent ancient hill fort well worthy of exploration. Asphalt cap, all except NW s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-04-13 11:04 - TP2993 (East Orchard)

FB Number: S6045   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy approach from SW, field currently pasture, superb deer (of some size) bounded off as I approached. In hedge so little by way of views. Asphalt cap, all s/holes buried, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-04-13 10:17 - TP2907 (Duncliffe Hill)

FB Number: S6023   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Ascended an assault course from SE, over, under, through or round at least a dozen fallen trees - and only at the top found a notice saying the path was closed due to storm damage! But worth it for a sunny and very peaceful morning, amazing bluebells and some good views from the hill, if not from the trig itself. Asphalt cap, S s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Converted 2014-04-12 16:23 - TP4764 (Melbury Hill)

FB Number: S6041   Condition: Converted   Score: 8/10

Walked across from car park to SW, being buzzed by a helicopter, endless small planes, and a pair of red kites. Excellent all round views including the mill in Cann where Old Man is bread baking. Natty conversion with topo still in place, N s/hole open, otherwise looks sound.

Good condition 2014-04-12 15:43 - TP6273 (Sutton Hill)

FB Number: S6022   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy find in a hedge with a parking space right opposite. Jonglew's pruning still much in evidence but cleared a few stray brambles to access. When I did, found trig in vgc, metal cap shallow letters, rear s/hole inaccessible others closed, but no views due to hedges.

Good condition 2014-04-12 15:12 - TP0738 (Wingreen)

FB Number: S1503   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Short walk up from the adjacent car park (although mind your car suspension on the access road!). Very surprised to be able to see both the IoW and the Purbecks from here. Also a very atmospheric tumulus / clump of trees to north. Plain plastic cap, mostly white painted (but flaking), otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-04-12 14:25 - TP6899 (White Sheet Hill)

FB Number: S2223   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Toiling up this hill from the bottom after a long walk this morning and a good lunch, I decided my hobby in my next life would not involve hill tops eg train spotting instead! But worth the effort - good views N and S (obscured by trees E and W), asphalt cap, E s/hole open, otherwise vgc. Also an interesting milepost en route - complete with cut bench mark.

Moved 2014-04-12 12:33 - TP6593 (Trow Down)

FB Number: S2600   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Onwards from Sutton Down - wonderful walking round here, including textbook dry valleys, plus lots of blackthorn in blossom and fields of miscanthus (I think - definitely biofuel of some kind). This trig definitely moved by c 20m, but is still upright - minor recent chip on top edge (presumably from the move), but otherwise vgc, N s/hole open, metal cap, shallow letters.

Good condition 2014-04-12 10:48 - TP6271 (Sutton Down)

FB Number: S2211   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To Shaftesbury for the Old Man to do a bread baking course and me to collect trigs. This the first, on a circular walk from West End to here and onwards to Trow Down. Wonderful spring morning - celandines, violets, bluebells, cowslips and newly emerged horse chestnut leaves looking like long limp green fingers; lambs, bees, pheasants and skylarks in the fauna department. Excellent views, metal cap, shallow letters, N s/hole open (had to dig the others out to check), otherwise exc condition.

Good condition 2014-03-21 16:36 - TP5733 (Rose Hill)

FB Number: S3025   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Greatly to my surprise Thames Water did some work in London promptly and efficiently, so time for a little light trigging on the way home. Just about touchable the wrong side of a barbed wire fence (although vicious brambles) - no-one at stables for permission to see FB. Asphalt cap, couldn't see sight holes, but looked sound. [FB for logging purposes only]

Good condition 2014-03-16 14:50 - TP0935 (August Hill)

FB Number: S3787   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Beautiful wall to wall blue sky and warm day so swapped gardening for a circular walk from Send Marsh in pursuit of one of my last remaining Surrey trigs. Downside of trig: great views of Woking, noise from A3. Upside: v easy access as fence is now totally flattened, in a few weeks this will be a carpet of bluebells. Metal cap deep lettering, E s/hole open, excellent condition.

Slightly damaged 2014-03-08 17:02 - TP3013 (Easton Farm)

FB Number: S4018   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Permission readily given at farm to walk up track. Very flat round here, intervis must have been a real challenge. Trig surrounded by beautiful primroses and wild daffs, on a lovely sunny evening. Compared to previous photos, trig is now next to a new ditch and the hedge appears to have gone. All corners damaged, SW s/hole and centre open, otherwise sound.

Destroyed 2014-03-08 15:20 - TP13829 (Selsey Water Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Wonder when Selsey was connected to mains water? Nothing now to be seen.

Good condition 2014-03-08 13:12 - TP0354 (Selsey Bill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Onwards from Selsey trig, lovely walk down the coast, although a lot of the beach is where it oughtn't to be, on the prom, or in folk's gardens! Thence to the Lifeboat for cracking fish and chips.

Slightly damaged 2014-03-08 12:12 - TP0355 (Selsey)

FB Number: S4221   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Day out to the seaside to celebrate the Old Man's birthday, and a lovely walk down from RSPB Pagham on a wonderfully sunny day (including first tortoiseshell butterfly of the year). St Wilfred's church also worth a visit. Some limited damage to one edge, all s/holes buried, plain plastic cap, otherwise sound.

Good condition 2014-02-28 14:50 - TP3965 (Hogs Back)

FB Number: S5829   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On my list of 'looks difficult and dull, but has to be done in order to complete LR186' trigs. In practice, exceeded expectations as a) fine southern panorama, and b) if you don't mind an 80m ascent, access from S is much easier: easy parking at junction of Puttenham Rd and track, much nearer than layby and avoids the A31 death wish, and you end up on the right side of the hedge. Have pruned a way through if you go soon, otherwise take appropriate tools! Metal cap, shallow letters, N s/hole open, otherwise vgc. PS to demonstrate the slow rate of plastic breakdown, the blue bag in Griefmiester's photo is still there exactly as he saw it.

Good condition 2014-02-28 13:29 - TP4779 (Merrow Downs)

FB Number: S3779   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last time I was here, many years ago, I taught the (now) DG OS to take a compass bearing. Wonder if she remembers how?! Today, following a very good but muddy Farnham Ramblers walk from Newlands Corner to St Martha's Hill and Chilworth. Limited views over sunny Guildford. Asphalt cap, E s/hole open, otherwise painted white (incl the FB) and in vgc.

Good condition 2014-02-22 14:56 - TP4167 (Kentswood)

FB Number: S2624   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This one has been bugging me since we failed to find it six years ago. Turns out we were looking completely in the wrong place (albeit pre-GPS days and probably with only a 1:50k map, so some (limited) defence, given it is hiding deep in a hedgerow)! Excellent views over Salisbury Plain towards those pesky inaccessible Porton Down trigs, rolling Wiltshire in other directions. Plastic cap, E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Toppled 2014-02-22 13:25 - TP7002 (Winterslow)

FB Number: S2604   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Continuing absence of phone line drove us to the Lord Nelson in Middle Winterslow for a vg lunch, free wifi and some v diff pub games! Afterwards a short walk up to this trig on a lovely sunny spring afternoon (onwards afterwards to Kentswood). I'd argue this is moved, not toppled (it is largely upright, but not in its original location). Views of surrounding rolling Wiltshire. Centre and SW s/hole open, otherwise in good condition despite its re-location.

Good condition 2014-02-20 16:21 - TP1037 (Barn Hill)

FB Number: S3266   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Long walk down from Belmont through predominantly Indian North London, wonderful cooking smells. One of those unexpectedly lovely places you sometimes find whilst trigging - excellent views of Wembley Stadium, all the way to the N Downs, and east across to Docklands with the sun setting on all the towers there, plus a clean pond to boot. Asphalt cap, N s/hole open, two chipped corners but otherwise fine.

Destroyed 2014-02-20 15:03 - TP10098 (Belmont)

FB Number: S3538   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

One mark for being my 333rd (non?) trig log here. One third of the way towards my target. [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2014-02-20 15:02 - TP1252 (Belmont)

FB Number: S9371   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First daffs of the year on the walk down from The Kiln. Easy access through golf course gate and good views to N. I wonder whether this trig is leaning slightly as I don't think I consistently take crooked photos?! Centre and all s/holes open, FB painted white, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-02-20 14:23 - TP6393 (The Kiln)

FB Number: S4461   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Driven out for the day through continued lack of working phone line after it was felled by a falling tree in last week's gales. So another good excuse for a little light trigging. Not sure how we missed this on our LOOP walk some years back - pre GPS and T:Uk days so probably lost! Good views west on way up from station, and a red kite, but trig deep in trees. Metal cap, shallow letters, all except E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-02-16 14:10 - TP4122 (Islips Manor Park)

FB Number: S3703   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Quite bizarrely got misplaced taking a 'short cut' (!) W off Horsenden Hill back to the canal (notwithstanding both map and GPS, very embarrassing) but eventually found ourselves here via two lovely parks up from the Grand Union Canal. Trig has nothing to recommend it, other than that it continues to exist. No cap, but three visible s/holes still closed, and appears structurally sound. FB for logging purposes only as not visible from path.

Good condition 2014-02-16 11:53 - TP4024 (Horsenden Hill)

FB Number: S3940   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from the Grand Union Canal, very peaceful and spring like, amazed at the polyglot of languages we heard amongst fellow walkers. Great views N from the trig, and W if you walk 20 yds north, including Windsor Castle and the stream of planes coming into Heathrow. Whole of trig, incl FB, is painted in anti-vandal paint, centre and SE s/hole open and one of the top loops broken, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-02-16 11:13 - TP5231 (One Tree Hill Recreation Ground)

FB Number: S3388   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up in London for the weekend and a lovely wall to wall blue sky day so decided to complete the missing link in our Grand Union Canal walk from Alperton to Bulls Bridge, and collect three trigs along the way. This the first, at the start in a park, easy walk up from the tube station. Some graffiti, and surrounding litter, but otherwise in good condition (no obvious reason why it should be classed as slightly damaged). Views all round, particularly good to north, incl Wembley Stadium. Asphalt cap, NE s/hole open, all otherwise present and correct.

Good condition 2014-02-09 11:10 - TP3709 (Heckfield Heath)

FB Number: S5992   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Driving by on way back from Reading and noticed that the recent gales have brought a tree down onto the deer fencing - far too good an opportunity to miss, and to rectify an earlier UbV (although will now have to resort to IPlayer for the last bit of the Archers!). Surrounded by trees so no views. Centre, and W and S s/holes open, but otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2014-02-09 10:36 - TP1375 (Birch Heath)

FB Number: S6185   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from the hat lady to find a flooded trig - impermeable Oxford clay so very soggy surroundings and a bit of a paddle. Some views NW but otherwise trees. Asphalt cap, E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2014-02-09 09:54 - TP2930 (Dunsden)

FB Number: S6088   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

One of the more unusual excuses for a little light trigging; returning a hat required for my investiture to the hat lady in nearby Caversham, so a minor diversion on the way there. Views v limited but sunny, very windy morning so good cloudscapes. Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes under accumulated years of leaf litter, vgc.

Slightly damaged 2014-01-11 13:33 - TP5716 (Rogate)

FB Number: S1669   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Circular walk on a cloudless afternoon from Hill Brow, after vg lunch at the Jolly Drover. Pillar has a spectacular list, probably due to a v shallow plinth, and animals burrowing the soft sand underneath (although I suspect man helped somewhere along the way, the mystery is why?). No views - surrounded by trees (complete with some good specimens of yellow stagshorn fungi) but good views along the N Downs from edge of trees to N. Metal cap shallow letters, all s/holes open except NW, and other than its tilt is in vgc.

Good condition 2014-01-04 15:03 - TP5546 (Pyncombe Farm)

FB Number: S3736   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy access over gate to north on a sunny afternoon, all round views of rolling Somerset. Another one on a tall plinth, metal cap, shallow letters, W and E s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Moved 2014-01-04 14:32 - TP1819 (Butsons)

FB Number: S3773   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Easy access through open gate to south. The sun came out so good all round views of rolling Somerset. Metal cap, shallow letters. N and S s/holes open and can be seen through from one to the other. Also leaning and on significant plinth, but otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2014-01-04 14:04 - TP8774 (Wellingtons Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Originally intended as the base for a statue of Wellington, but evolved into the current 53m obelisk during a checkered history of building. Currently surrounded by fencing as bits kept falling off on the unsuspecting public. Mrs Farming Friend and children apparently climbed the stairs to the top many years ago and said the views were amazing. However not great at ground level due to surrounding scrub.

Good condition 2014-01-04 13:07 - TP2678 (Culmstock Beacon)

FB Number: S3745   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To Somerset for Mrs Farming Friend's significant birthday. A short walk in surprisingly still and misty weather given yesterday's storms, very atmospheric. Wonderful views and very informative panels on the pillar itself. Centre and SW s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-12-30 16:24 - TP5762 (Ruardean Hill Resr)

FB Number: S6274   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last trig of 2013, have had quite a good year by my standards! Fence can easily be unwired opposite gate and allow access for all but the stoutest trigger. Getting rather dark which limited the views but I don't think they were anyway spectacular. Metal cap, deep letters, W s/hole open, others u/g, vgc.

Good condition 2013-12-30 16:01 - TP2482 (Crabtree Hill)

FB Number: S6973   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Quick stop off en route home having spent the afternoon walking round the excellent (but very soggy) Sculpture Trail next door. Completely enclosed by trees, S and W s/holes open, as is centre, but structurally sound.

Good condition 2013-12-29 11:49 - TP4439 (Little Doward)

FB Number: S7014   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from National Lottery entrance across Little Doward (sadly no white cattle) to King Arthur's Cave, Biblins and back along the river. Another wonderfully sunny day with good views S from trig, rest surrounded by trees. S s/hole open, metal cap deep letters, significant remains of white paint, vgc. [Called in St Giles Goodrich on our return, FB 0418 all present and correct].

Good condition 2013-12-28 14:22 - TP2400 (Coppet Hill)

FB Number: S6313   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The nearest trig to our holiday cottage (which itself has a FB, S0417). Wonderful circular walk round Coppet Hill on a lovely sunny afternoon, with superb views from the trig (although a bit adventurous returning along the riverside, very muddy!). W s/hole open, asphalt plug, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-12-27 15:08 - TP2128 (Chase Hill)

FB Number: S7289   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Town and Country Trail car park on the advertised circular walk round Chase Wood (in howling gale and driving rain, must be mad) with brief and easy detour to trig. Some views E, remainder obscured by trees. W s/hole open, asphalt cap, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-12-27 12:55 - TP11599 (Ross-On-Wye Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

St Mary the Virgin, late 13th and early 14th century, but with significant Victorian makeover (too ornate for my taste). Very impressive alabaster monuments to Rudhall family. Great views of a flooded Wye from nearby Mock Walls / Gazebo, the latter now someone's holiday home!

Good condition 2013-12-05 13:02 - TP7804 (Hounslow Heath Baseline South-east)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Now have a pair of cannons, both ends of the baseline. In excellent condition considering how old it is, and the amount of development which has overtaken it. Lovely walk across Bushy Park from NPL, and then onwards to Kingston via the LOOP - neither parakeets nor the advertised dangerous wild deer in evidence!

Good condition 2013-12-05 12:30 - TP7498 (Teddington)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Sometimes I question my sanity! V diff to spot through the trees (blowing around in a real gale). Dull, but the info boards telling you what NPL actually does, on the road down to the park, were very interesting.

Good condition 2013-11-27 12:03 - TP5512 (Potterscrouch)

FB Number: S4510   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick hop over a fence through open telco mast area. Chap training his dog in next door field took absolutely no notice! Average views and significant noise from M1. But surrounding autumn colours still impressive for late Nov. Metal cap shallow letters, S and E s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-11-27 11:47 - TP3809 (High Street Green)

FB Number: S4459   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Well, this one was an easy one, but be careful if you are taking a 4WD into the adjacent car park! Metal cap, shallow letters, amazing it has survived in such a public location. All s/holes underground, otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2013-11-27 11:32 - TP6679 (Varneys Wood)

FB Number: 10709   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

My second interesting encounter of the day - a deserted farm, except for a skip delivery lorry who was lost, and thanks to farm names on the OS 50k I put back on track. In absence of residents, entered field at ROW and simply walked down to trig, buried in hedge. Metal cap, raised letters, W s/hole open others not accessible, other than corner chip is in vgc.

Destroyed 2013-11-27 11:32 - TP7841 (Wood Farm)

FB Number: S4456   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Probably where the outbuilding now is. No sign.

Good condition 2013-11-27 11:00 - TP1040 (Barnes Farm)

FB Number: S4460   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Delivering rhubarb plants to Singing Friends, so an opportunity for a little light trigging en route. Very lucky here - peering through gate at trig, thinking b****r another blue dot! when the farmer turned up (tip - he only knows this as a lump of concrete in his paddock, and not as a trig, pillar etc!). Told me of the number of visitors he gets (to his mystification), the problems he's had with trespassers (the new gates are a result of a 4WD that drove all the way to the trig wrecking his hay crop), and that he has a chap who has made five offers to buy the trig which he has refused - he asked me whether he owned it, I replied I thought not, so he said if it belonged to someone else he'd try not to hit it with his hay cutting machinery! What a wonderful chap, bless! Rolling Herts views, W s/hole open, metal cap shallow letters, exc condition.

Good condition 2013-11-24 15:50 - TP5804 (Sandhurst Hill)

FB Number: S5025   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

To Cheltenham for mother's birthday, so an opportunity for a quick trig bag with the Old Man, Sis#2 and Sis#3 during her nap. Trig had its own police guard - badger cull ops - not sure which party enlivened the other's afternoon more! Overcast but good views to Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Cotswolds and R Severn. Some render lost from top, centre and N s/hole open, otherwise good condition.

On guard!

Good condition 2013-11-17 15:33 - TP1583 (Bramshaw)

FB Number: S2718   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Grey, flat, and frankly rather dull - but at least easily accessible, another Miller Pillar and with the added bonus of a large loop of wire through one of the top loops. The New Forest seems to have a very high density of pillars considering how flat it is - Hotine's test bed? All s/holes except W open, plastic cap, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-11-17 12:20 - TP1597 (Bratley Plain)

FB Number: S2701   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Onwards from Hart Hill to find another Miller Pillar (qv Exton and Salt Hill Reservoir). Flat, far reaching views, noisy, and the weird sight of a tank travelling along the southern horizon - on a low loader on the A31 as it turned out. Asphalt cap, all s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-11-17 11:08 - TP3650 (Hart Hill)

FB Number: S2714   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Acres Down CP and onwards to Bratley Plain on a misty and very still day. Rather adventurous walk as it turned out, including crossings of the A31 (a 15m dash PB!) and two streams, not what we expected in the New Forest. Rather surrounded by trees but an extra mark for ponies and autumn colours. Asphalt cap, all s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2013-10-12 14:42 - TP4093 (Hydons Ball)

FB Number: S5653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

160kg apples taken to the cider co-op; vg lunch at the Merry Harriers in Hambledon; lovely sunny walk up to this trig for a cuppa on Octavia's seat; difficult to improve upon! Condition unchanged from last year, even the trees still there obscuring the view.

Good condition 2013-09-29 16:12 - TP7251 (Winchester (R))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Safe and sound in a rather rusty playpen on road verge. CJO's gardening still much in evidence, thanks!

Good condition 2013-09-29 15:05 - TP12617 (Winchester Cathedral Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Latest of many visits, today specifically to see the Peter Eugene Ball alter to Izaak Walton in the Fisherman's Chapel. Beautiful, light building, to which normal access charges don't apply on a Sunday (by donation).

Good condition 2013-09-29 13:54 - TP9057 (Winchester College Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

To Winchester College for an exhibition of sculpture by Peter Eugene Ball, so an opportunity also to wander round the grounds and admire the rather fine, old architecture.

Good condition 2013-09-29 12:39 - TP5302 (Park Farm)

FB Number: S4443   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily found in set-aside on a circular walk from Twyford. Views down over Winchester, lovely sunny day, convenient hay bales on which to sit for lunch and a stunning peacock butterfly to entertain us, what's not to like? N s/hole open, concrete cap, otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2013-09-21 14:14 - TP3769 (High Audland)

FB Number: S5514   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Birthday trig but the weather clearly forgot my present - damp misty drizzle, no vis. Also a very boggy and pretty uninspiring walk in along the bridleway from E, altogether not a great trig bagging expedition. (In fact, the only thing which has made me smile is Clochandighter's photo at this trig!). Plastic cap, SW and NE s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-20 16:01 - TP6551 (Tow Scar)

FB Number: S5397   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked on the road to east and walked up the track, easy access. Excellent all round views including Lake District, Morecambe Bay, Ingleborough and Whernside. Centre, and E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-20 15:14 - TP4117 (Ireby Hall)

FB Number: S5403   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Onwards to Kirkby Lonsdale for the w/e and, at last, it's stopped raining! Drove up to the farmyard, where we met a lovely farmer, v proud of his trig, which he said had a stream of visitors. Great view of Ingleborough. Metal cap, shallow letters, E and W s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-19 18:42 - TP4069 (Hunter Bark)

FB Number: S5436   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An adventure! Do not try to access down the track from the N - although marked as a yellow road on the OS 50k, it is an impassible track, even in a 4WD. Not to be defeated, we tried from the S (Long Preston) and this time drove easily up to the gate into the field. Wonderful all round views even on a very grey evening, metal cap, shallow letters and in exc cond.

Good condition 2013-09-19 17:21 - TP6433 (The Weets)

FB Number: S5563   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Old Man drew the line at more walking in the rain, so a tour of the Dales via Hawes (v interesting rope makers and the Crown also good), Beckermonds, Buckden, Arncliffe and Malham. Persuaded the driver to sneak in this trig en route, great all round views on a grey evening. All s/holes except E, and centre, open, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-18 12:50 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Three peaks in three atrocious days of weather, foul on top but enlivened by half of Dent primary school - good for them that they can accommodate 'quick trip up Ingleborough' into their curriculum, especially on such an awful day. Stone built, asphalt cap, all s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-18 11:22 - TP5306 (Park Fell)

FB Number: S5534   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short train ride from H-in-R to Ribblehead, then set off to walk 'Yorkshire's finest ridge walk', at least according to tinternet. What we got was zero vis and very boggy ground, so are not sure we agree with this description! N s/hole open, asphalt cap, top is beginning to crack quite badly but otherwise all OK. [My 300th trig logged here].

Slightly damaged 2013-09-17 13:02 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)

FB Number: 2982   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Well, we drove 300 miles to climb the highest peak in the county of my birth - and what do we get in return: howling gale, driving rain, freezing cold and zero vis. How grateful is that? Felt v sorry for the two men laying flags very near the summit, and a charity group of Y3Pers, completely without any navigation aid (duh .... ) and reliant on following the paths. Best part of the walk was under the Batty Moss viaduct, what great engineering. Significant damage to render on trig, and plastic cap, but it will stand for a while yet.

Good condition 2013-09-16 12:40 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

FB Number: S5776   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Mad day to walk up Pen-y-Ghent, in a howling gale and intermittent views, thank god for the shelter on the summit! (But why do people feel compelled to leave their rubbish there?). That said, an excellent and largely deserted walk with a stunning pair of red grouse on the way down. Stone built, asphalt cap, all s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-16 11:15 - TP7360 (Dunglow (OSI))

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not seen one of these before, v interesting! 12th century Norman church, but something going on inside so unable to go in, sadly.

Good condition 2013-09-15 16:51 - TP6033 (Smearsett Scar)

FB Number: S5449   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Boy does it rain up here! Just as cabin fever was about to set in, it stopped and we made a quick dash to the nearest trig. Our efforts paid off with a beautifully sunny evening and a 360 deg panorama, well up there on the views / effort ratio (and the Sam Smiths at the Crown in H-in-R was a good reward for our mediocre efforts!). Centre and all s/holes open but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-14 14:56 - TP4935 (Moughton)

FB Number: S5230   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Onwards from Sulber via textbook limestone pavements. Great all-round views, particularly so from Moughton Crag down Crummack Dale on a roundabout route back to H-in-R. No cap or plug, but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-14 13:08 - TP6249 (Sulber)

FB Number: S5623   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To H-in-R for a week's holiday, so this is on our doorstep. Lovely sunny day and very easy unobstructed access from Sulber Nick path (cut right, across last field before open fell side). Panoramic views of Pen-y-Ghent made it an excellent lunch stop. Metal cap, shallow letters, E s/hole open otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-09-10 13:40 - TP11718 (LPTB Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A rather boring meeting on the top floor of an adjacent building in Victoria St much enlivened by the sudden realisation that I had a grandstand view of this trig, complete with flag flying for 150 years of LUL. When completed in 1929 was the tallest office block in the city; shortly to be converted to flats but is Grade 1 listed so I suspect the IS is secure.

Good condition 2013-09-01 14:18 - TP5469 (Plaistow Mount)

FB Number: S6254   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Durfold Wood via the Sun Inn in Plaistow - which doesn't do food on Sundays so our 6 miles afterwards were rather a random walk fuelled by very good cider ... Reasonable views east from N to S Downs (W blocked by a chicken farm); significant population of rabbits; metal cap, shallow letters, W s/hole open, remains of white paint, vgc.

Good condition 2013-08-18 14:37 - TP5634 (Reigate Park)

FB Number: S3328   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Greensand Way #7 - onwards from Reigate Heath trig with obligatory stop at the Skimm - drinking den of the Old Man's youth; much changed in the intervening 40 years but a well kept cellar. Nice walk in the sunshine through the Park with blackberries and RBW seeds blowing round in the air. No views, asphalt cap, all s/holes open but significant remnants of white paint and otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-08-18 13:12 - TP5633 (Reigate Heath)

FB Number: S3337   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Greensand Way #6 - section from Dorking to Nutfield. Glad we'd been here before and knew what we were looking for as it is currently completely buried in bracken and brambles. Limited views of the N Downs but otherwise notable only for the spectacular rowan trees covered with scarlet berries all around. Asphalt cap, all s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-08-12 08:35 - TP11332 (Victoria Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Walking to work having left my Boris Bike key at home, but an opportunity to focus on the architecture of the H of P whilst crossing Westminster Bridge, rather than the traffic. Designed by Charles Barry as a 12 storey fireproof document repository after the fire of 1834 destroyed most of the parliamentary archives, and still used as same today. Surprised it hasn't sunk under the weight of all the paper!

Good condition 2013-08-11 16:33 - TP3763 (Hicknor Hill)

FB Number: S4445   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Stop off en route home from Chilling. Very easy access from bike centre car park (although judging by the large gate I suspect this is locked overnight, and has a height restriction on entry so - weirdly, given the function of the place - don't go with your bikes on your roof!). Some way off highest point of hill and no immediate views, although those from the edge of the wood are far ranging to the north. S s/hole open, N buried, asphalt cap, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-08-11 13:48 - TP2157 (Chilling)

FB Number: S2694   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from Heath Lane via Titchfield Haven nature reserve and W along the Solent Way. Field harvested so easy access. Great views of the Solent (including, unexpectedly, the start of the Fastnet race), and IOW with the power station and refinery helpfully blocked out by a convenient bank. Asphalt cap, all s/holes except N open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-08-11 11:54 - TP3705 (Heath Lane)

FB Number: S2643   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Chilling Coastal Area car park, passing both a tree nursery which must have had every native species growing there, and a huge rhubarb farm. Good views across to the IOW, surrounding land otherwise very flat. Metal cap, shallow letters, E s/hole open and S is punctured, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-08-11 11:15 - TP12410 (Fawley Power Station Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Our constant companion for much of today's walk. Decommissioned April 2013 under the European LCPD. Original planning app to replace with a gas-fired station withdrawn 2011 and future is now uncertain. However, demolition not scheduled to start until 2020 so likely to be a feature of the skyline for some years yet.

Good condition 2013-08-01 11:24 - TP5488 (Pollards Hill)

FB Number: S3366   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Released from jury service early so an unexpected day off, and an opportunity to bag this trig. From Beddington tram stop via Mitcham Common up to trig, onwards to Streatham to join the Capital Ring for an 11 mile, very hot walk back to Putney. Surprising number of commons and green spaces en route. Trig has good views over Croydon, Sutton, etc with the North Downs forming the southern horizon. Brown painted but chipping to reveal the earlier green. Centre, and SE s/h both open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-07-19 16:45 - TP9534 (Bampton Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Annual visit to Bampton Opera (which is held in here if it rains). 12th century church of St Mary the Virgin, although the spire is 13th century; beautiful interior with fine arches and aisle windows. Most famous, however, as the church in Downton Abbey.

Good condition 2013-07-07 13:30 - TP6277 (Swains Farm)

FB Number: S3278   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from Shellwood to here then a long loop north of Leigh back to the car and tail end of Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory on the radio! Even better views of the N Downs and an adjacent oak tree made a great shady picnic spot. Metal cap shallow letters, E s/hole open complete with ant colony, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-07-07 12:02 - TP5930 (Shellwood)

FB Number: S3279   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Brockhamhurst to here and onwards to Swain's Farm on a very hot day. No horses or people and an unlocked gate so easy access. Long panorama of N Downs but other views horsicultural. Metal cap shallow letters, I thought all s/holes were closed but will defer to Lathama on this in view of the collar of vicious nettles and brambles which limited me to pole-probing; otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-06-14 15:15 - TP9727 (Kirkby Stephen Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

C2C#10: Parish church of St Stephen's, very large (second largest church in Cumbria), with simple spacious interior. FB (G2360) on adjacent wall. Journey's end for us, Nine Standards Rigg and beyond will have to wait for another day!

Slightly damaged 2013-06-13 15:48 - TP5518 (Powson Knott)

FB Number: 10674   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

C2C#9: another diversion en route to Orton (after all, AW advised choosing your own route so we have!). And well worth it - stunning 360 deg views of LD fells, Howgills, Pennines, two wind-sculpted trees and textbook limestone pavements. Metal cap, raised letters, all s/holes open, significant white paint, some damage at all spider ends but is painted white so clearly old. Otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-06-13 12:33 - TP5592 (Ravensworth Fell)

FB Number: 10793   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

C2C#8: a trig with attitude! Could see it from miles away so decided to divert - very worthwhile as superb views, including the eastern Lake District fells we've spent the last two days walking through in sub 5m vis - so that is what Kidsty Pike really looks like! No cap or plug, N s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Destroyed 2013-06-13 11:45 - TP3611 (Hardendale Pike)

FB Number: 10514   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

C2C#7: bad weather put paid to any plans for Helvellyn, Birks or a diversion to High Street, so here we are at a destroyed trig under our nearest ROW rule! Quarry not working today but cement works under full steam. Marks for the views (excluding said cement works).

Slightly damaged 2013-06-09 15:30 - TP7474 (The Helm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

C2C#6: found it this time! Another good day for walking, with great views all round. Also noted High Raise trig en route, but energy rather lacking so unreachable but visible!

Couldn't find it 2013-06-08 13:05 - TP8359 (Red Pike)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 8/10

C2C#5: wonderful weather so fantastic views and well worth the effort of climbing up. (Whether we felt the same after reaching Rosthwaite and 16 miles of ups and downs is debatable!)

Good condition 2013-06-07 11:02 - TP6159 (Stanley)

FB Number: S5644   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

C2C#4: access permission and directions readily provided by farmer and geese in a very benign mood today. Hazy views of the western fells and good views towards the coast, Sellafield helpfully blocked out by a thorn hedge. Concrete cap which looks like it covers another one; N s/hole open, rear one not accessible but probing with a walking pole suggests buried, other two closed. Otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-06-06 18:50 - TP0688 (Rottington)

FB Number: S1509   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

C2C#3: now has good access up from Sandwith via the telco mast, then continue past trig on permissive path to emerge at Rottington, and onwards for excellent meal at Queen's Hotel in St Bees. Very good, although slightly hazy, panorama of Lake District. Concrete cap, N s/hole open, W buried, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-06-06 17:52 - TP1063 (Barrowmouth Wood)

FB Number: S5761   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

C2C#2: where's the wood? wonderfully sunny afternoon for walk up coast and easy access (if coming from SW coast path take upper path N of quarry). Views rather limited by haze, but the scheme to decontaminate the chemical works is interesting if you're into that kind of thing. W s/hole open, no cap or plug, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-06-06 16:05 - TP7434 (St Bees)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

C2C#1: to St Bees to start the first half of a coast to coast walk. Dutifully performed the toe dipping and stone collecting ceremonies. Old Man continues to have no difficulty in containing his enthusiasm for active stations!

Moved 2013-05-25 17:57 - TP3095 (Fair Oak)

FB Number: S2751   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

A place of unexpected loveliness on a sunny evening. Local farmer donated six fields which are now a country park, allotments and a 'spare cemetery'! Trig has been moved 10m or so, and raised on a mound to improve views, and now has a plaque saying when it was built, how much it cost and the six pillars the surveyor could see from here. NW s/hole open, but otherwise beautifully maintained, metal cap, shallow letters and vgc.

Good condition 2013-05-25 17:17 - TP3377 (Glebe)

FB Number: S2630   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From a very good lunch at the Robin Hood in Durley Street, in a big loop via Durley and Curdridge to here, on a wonderful sunny afternoon. Tricky barbed wire fence and not much by way of views, but metal cap, shallow letters, and in vgc.

Good condition 2013-05-25 12:56 - TP2939 (Durley Manor)

FB Number: S2750   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Waltham Chase to here and onwards to Durley Street. In middle of an immaculately mown turf field. Good views incl the downs on the IoW. Metal cap, shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2013-05-09 11:45 - TP7452 (Padstow)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Old Man's first active station, safe to say he found it hard to understand my enthusiasm, particularly in view of atrocious weather which suddenly set in and forced us back into the car, evaporating the will to walk as far as the monument!

Good condition 2013-05-09 10:30 - TP6575 (Trelill Beacon)

FB Number: S7927   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in layby immediately NE of junction with minor road and walked up on tracks through woods - magnificant bluebells. Two barbed wire fences to be crossed (neither too difficult) and you will find a trig with excellent all round views, particularly fine across to Roughtor and Brown Willy. SE s/hole open and others are all getting very thin; metal cap raised letters; exc cond.

Good condition 2013-05-08 14:15 - TP1710 (Brown Willy)

FB Number: S1772   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Onwards from Widewalls. Weather deteriorated radically as we sat on Roughtor having lunch so were very grateful for GPS to get us across to here in a howling gale, heavy rain and zero vis. Surprisingly the cloud lifted as we reached the trig revealing stunning views although hanging on to the trig for dear life in the gale. Very good permissive path to Garrow and back to Churchtown. All s/h and centre open but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-05-08 11:21 - TP6937 (Widewalls)

FB Number: S7926   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Wonderful 12 mile circular walk from Churchtown via the Moorland Way to here and onwards to Roughtor. Sunny morning and great views over the moor. N s/h open, W side incl FB behind a large stone (although Old Man braved the hole to photograph the FB), metal cap deep lettering, vgc.

Slightly damaged 2013-05-07 18:08 - TP6570 (Tregainlands)

FB Number: S8048   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

With Singing Friends to whom the great outdoors is a foreign land. So this wasn't a great example with which to introduce them to the delights of trig collecting! On top of very high bank and difficult to find (E bank of road to save you also searching the other side). FB just visible through the nettles and ivy and what we could see of rest of pillar looked in reasonable condition.

Good condition 2013-05-06 12:44 - TP3028 (Eggardon Hill)

FB Number: S5885   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drive by #3 en route from Dorset to Cornwall. Barbed wire fence to be negotiated (no access from ROW to S), but wonderful views from our sunny and lofty position down over the cloud still sitting in Lyme Bay. E s/hole open, asphalt cap, otherwise vgc

Slightly damaged 2013-05-06 12:19 - TP3490 (Greenford Lane)

FB Number: S5874   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Drive by #2 en route from Dorset to Cornwall. Deep in hedge, and guarded by ivy and nettles, but Old Man managed somehow to get at the FB. Large chunk out of one corner and no cap / plug, but otherwise all OK, and sweeping views east all the way to Purbeck Hills

Unreachable but visible 2013-05-06 11:34 - TP3977 (Holme Heath)

FB Number: S6038   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Drive by #1 en route from Dorset to Cornwall. Military personnel at nearby buildings (despite this being a bank holiday), four strands of barbed wire and a flip flops / gorse combo rather discouraged access so viewed from roadside - top still just visible above the gorse.

Moved 2013-05-04 11:21 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Moved   Score: 2/10

Annual visit - surprised no-one has been in the intervening year. Although the trig is in a sorry (but unchanged) state, the views are still worth the short climb up the hill.

Good condition 2013-05-03 14:35 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walking from Swanage to Studland with Putney walking friends on a lovely sunny afternoon. Tea shops at both ends but even I drew the line at having two ice creams! W sight hole open, concrete cap, otherwise vgc and great views of IoW

Destroyed 2013-04-28 15:56 - TP2033 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S6251   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

First android log - neat! Another Ramblers footpath survey, first bluebells, at last.

Good condition 2013-04-17 11:45 - TP11180 (Telecom Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Boris Biking back from St Pancras Station, trying to avoid Mrs T's funeral route. Even as an employee the Old Man can't get into this building - a sad loss to public access.

Couldn't find it 2013-04-16 14:25 - TP8819 (University Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Boris Biking to St Pancras Station on a lovely sunny afternoon. Takes me back to my years teaching geography at UL in the 80s, and training in the gym in the basement. Sadly I didn't think to look for the bolt then!

Good condition 2013-04-14 17:00 - TP3011 (Easthoe Farm)

FB Number: S2629   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

By chance visit en route home from Hambledon - good job I was already top to toe muddy as had done no research on this, got the access wrong and ended up rolling under a barbed wire fence ... But worth it for trig with good all round views, E and N s/holes open, metal cap, shallow letters, vgc - and interesting collection of water tanks.

Good condition 2013-04-14 14:25 - TP3012 (Eastland Gate)

FB Number: S2644   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walk from Hambledon along Wayfarer's Way and back along Monarch's Way. At long last, T shirt walking weather and lots of yellow - sun, brimstone butterflies, daffies, celandines and primroses. But v muddy - approach to trig from E currently requires stout boots or wellies. Dull location, v limited views, concrete cap, W and S s/holes open but otherwise vgc.

Inaccessible 2013-04-03 10:35 - TP11468 (The Column)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 4/10

En route from station to crem on a beautiful sunny spring morning. Very impressive - tallest Doric column in England, and Lord Hill is sculptured from Coade stone - a pioneering artificial stone which is supposedly indestructible, although clearly not in this case!

Good condition 2013-03-24 16:10 - TP5212 (Odiham Firs)

FB Number: S5845   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

First visit for 15+ years and it hasn't much changed in the interim. In trees so no views, although those from edge of wood over airfield are more extensive. Small chips to top edges; concrete cap has been pushed down into centre tube; E and W s/holes open otherwise all OK. (Exactly one year since last logged).

Destroyed 2013-03-24 15:55 - TP6673 (Upton Grey)

FB Number: S5543   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Lunch at the Four Horseshoes in Long Sutton, followed by a short walk (in icy conditions) to complete another Ramblers footpath survey. Called in here on the way home - nothing to see and the driveway is now gated but you can sneak up the fence to the E. Would have had good all round views over N Hampshire. Note the OS database still lists a buried block at this location but too cold to waste time looking for it! [FB for logging purposes only].

Good condition 2013-03-19 14:50 - TP0855 (Annesley Road)

FB Number: S1648   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy access from adjacent lay by. Limited views; E s/hole closed others buried, metal cap raised lettering, vgc if pretty run of mill location.

Good condition 2013-03-19 14:35 - TP7316 (Mansfield West Notts College)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Last day working in Mansfield after 10 years so thought I'd mark it by logging a couple of trigs. A mining surveyor colleague has confirmed that this is almost certainly a training trig, going back to the times when Derby Rd Tech (as it was always known locally when I lived here) taught that subject to staff at the dozens of coal mines in the area in the 60s and 70s. On the basis that it is in its as-built condition (except with a replacement cap) I'm recording the condition as good, although it has no FB number (very professionally ground off). Metal cap, indented letters, all s/holes open.

Slightly damaged 2013-03-18 12:20 - TP5635 (Rempstone Hill)

FB Number: S4886   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Recent hedge and ditch works have mostly exposed this trig. Another with v limited views in the fog. Metal cap, shallow letters, NW s/hole open, missing a chunk out of one corner (mishap with a hedge cutter I suspect), otherwise vgc. Two things I have learned from a morning's trigging: driving round is a quick way to build up numbers but give me a good walk and a pub, any day, and I need a new phone to put the android app on!

Good condition 2013-03-18 12:10 - TP6950 (Willoughby)

FB Number: S4691   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Sinking! Right by road so no access problems at all, also sadly still foggy so no view. FB just about visible, but s/holes well underground. Metal cap, shallow letters, apart from sinking is in vgc.

Good condition 2013-03-18 11:45 - TP4530 (Longcliff Hill)

FB Number: S4786   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Standing out from hedge at this time of year. Nice walk down Midshires Way despite the fog, listening to trains on the adjacent line. Three visible s/holes all closed but S buried in hedge. Metal cap raised letters, vgc.

Damaged 2013-03-18 11:15 - TP3762 (Hickling Standard)

FB Number: S4637   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

I don't know about living on an island - this trig is leaning on one! Shame about the fog as I suspect it has reasonable views. To avoid the worst of the mud on the approach to this trig take the middle of the three paths from the E, not the most southerly one. Metal cap, shallow letters, vgc.

Good condition 2013-03-18 10:30 - TP7494 (Keyworth)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The shop is a good tip, as access is then no problem right up to the building (although it did cost me the price of an interesting book on the history of geological mapping!) (Postscript - I'm now told that as a condition of a recent grant, BGS grounds are now open to the public Mon - Fri including a new, free and very good geological walk - try asking to visit that to gain access).

Good condition 2013-03-18 10:10 - TP2234 (Clipston)

FB Number: S4778   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Seem to be following Mick and Kim round! So foggy this couldn't be seen from the road. In copse, very littered surroundings (looks like a local meeting place). Concrete cap, E and W s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-03-18 09:50 - TP3995 (Homestead Farm)

FB Number: S4644   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Next to caravans but whole place deserted! Drove all the way up but would not be recommended in a Lotus. W s/hole open, all others buried, no views, but metal cap, shallow letters and vgc.

Good condition 2013-03-18 09:30 - TP1077 (Bassingfield)

FB Number: S4779   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Free morning in Nottingham, so what's a girl to do but go trigging! First of 8 on a very foggy morning. Easy access from lay by although strange looks from others parked there as I climbed the fence! Middle of cropped field but tractor lines, limited views. Metal cap, shallow letters, all s/holes open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-03-17 20:00 - TP10322 (St Marys Church Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Largest medieval building in Nottingham and the originator of the Sunday School (1751). Currently undergoing renovation. Member of the Greater Churches Group - trying to log the IS on all of these would be a good aim!

Good condition 2013-03-17 18:30 - TP9260 (Council House Dome)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Apparently the dome contains all the water tanks for the sprinkler system for the building, and the clock bell is the lowest tone of any in the UK. Onwards to the Cross Keys for an excellent meal.

Good condition 2013-03-17 16:00 - TP0256 (Cold Ashby)

FB Number: S1534   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A rare unhurried journey up the M1 so decided on a detour to the Mother trig (luckily realising in time that it's not possible to get off at J19 to go east!). No access problems, wide ranging but rather flat views, extra mark for history. SE s/hole open but otherwise vgc, metal cap raised letters, interesting plaque.

Possibly missing 2013-03-14 08:40 - TP11183 (Waterloo Station Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 4/10

Passed here thousands of times on my commute through the station; logging the IS (or lack of it) caused me to look more closely at the architecture for the first time (and to read its interesting history on Wikipedia). Nice main entrance (Victory Arch) but the remainder of the building compares rather poorly with the other grand London terminae.

Good condition 2013-03-11 13:10 - TP9435 (Westminster Cathedral Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Escaping the icy windtunnel which is Victoria Street! High victorian architecture, including a very impressive bell tower. Mosaics inside are unfinished to allow future generations to leave their mark.

Good condition 2013-03-08 14:15 - TP9747 (Bakewell Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

All Saints. Light and spacious interior, apparently designed by George Gilbert Scott junior (son of he of Midland Hotel St Pancras, and of St Michael and all Angels Leafield, both qv). Some amazing 16th century tombs and screens in the side chapel which is now a tea shop, and two Anglo-Saxon crosses in the graveyard.

Good condition 2013-03-08 13:15 - TP1882 (Calton Pastures)

FB Number: S4152   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Calton Lees en route to Bakewell (and thence, fortified by Bakewell pud, returned by the long route above Rowsley, a lovely riverside walk). Foggy so no views, but vgc, W s/hole open (pretty close to the wall so probably not possible easily to close it), metal cap very shallow letters.

Good condition 2013-03-08 11:30 - TP0714 (Harland South)

FB Number: 2998   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

If there is anything good about this location it totally escaped me, but vis below 10m and very deep, soaking wet heather may have some bearing on my uncharitable view! At least pillar in vgc - all s/holes except NW open, no 'S' in the FB number, and asphalt plug but all otherwise OK.

Good condition 2013-03-08 10:30 - TP10584 (Chesterfield Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

St Mary and All Saints. Church on this site since the 1100s, but this one is rather gloomy high victoriana. Extra marks for the fact that the spire is still standing, a modern stained glass window, and best of all (and totally unexpected) a sculpture of Madonna and Child by Peter Eugene Ball in the Lady Chapel.

Good condition 2013-03-07 16:05 - TP6739 (Wardlow)

FB Number: S4192   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Old Man's birthday trig - probably stupendous views if it hadn't been so foggy! Good parking and straightforward route up from SK180733 through Cressbrook Dale NNR - access land, on a path which also goes through to join the ROW at SK176745 and allow access from the N. N and W s/holes open, E also has a small hole in it. Metal cap (v scratched) shallow letters, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-03-06 15:35 - TP5986 (Sir William Hill)

FB Number: S4148   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Apparently a number of contenders for the 'Sir William' title - no-one sure who he was. Foggy walk from Foolow after vg lunch in the Bull's Head - via Breton Clough and Eyam. 30 m vis so no views; centre, and NE s/hole both open otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-03-05 15:05 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)

FB Number: S4230   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fab spring day (clear blue sky) for walking the Great Ridge: Castleton - Hope - Townhead - Lose Hill - Mam Tor then dropping off S side to the broken road, pausing to watch paragliders. Great views - slightly hazy but not complaining. All s/holes except NE open, plain plastic cap otherwise exc cond, interesting plaques set in trig surroundings.

Good condition 2013-03-04 15:25 - TP4911 (Moor Plantations)

FB Number: S4151   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely walk across the moor from Birchover Stone Co. Added bonus of Nine Ladies Stone Circle (very atmospheric) and Reform Tower (in honour of Earl Grey of tea fame). Good views across to Oaker but otherwise a bit hazy with smoke in the air. All s/holes exc N open, some erosion round base but otherwise exc cond, metal cap shallow letters. [My 250th trig on here, but sadly early records still missing so no idea what real number is].

Good condition 2013-03-04 14:55 - TP5202 (Oaker Hill)

FB Number: S4141   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

En route back from Cromford Mill on a beautiful afternoon so a quick stop off - great value on the views to effort ratio, and Will Shore's tree as an added bonus. All s/holes except NE open, FB has been painted white at some point, otherwise exc cond, metal cap shallow indented letters.

Good condition 2013-03-03 13:45 - TP6878 (White Edge)

FB Number: S2132   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lives up to its name! Good all round views but rather grey. Busy walk up from Baslow, thence to Curbar and Froggett Edges, Chequers Inn (expensive) and back down river. NE s/hole open, asphalt cap, otherwise exc cond.

Remains 2013-03-02 16:50 - TP3804 (High Rake)

FB Number: S4155   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

Breath of fresh air after a long drive up from Hampshire. Double gates now marked by a toilet pan! Quarry looks like it might be working again, although not today. Clear blue sky so panoramic views. Bit of digging revealed the bottom of one side of the remains - looks like it may have been snapped in half and this is the remaining top part. (FB for logging purposes only).

Good condition 2013-02-23 16:05 - TP4021 (Horsedown Common)

FB Number: S5554   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Our third nearest pillar - passed by doing a Ramblers footpath survey so first visit for 15+ years in view of the off putting notice (now significantly faded!) Grey and v cold day but 360 deg panoramic views across rolling Hamps. N and S s/holes open, concrete cap otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2013-02-19 06:45 - TP11178 (Kings Cross East Tower Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Waiting for a train so a very worthwhile time filler. When complete, the work to open up the front of KX again will be excellent, and the new passenger concourse is a wonder of design and engineering.

Good condition 2013-02-19 06:45 - TP11179 (St Pancras Station Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Same architect as Leafield Church Spire (TP9698) - Sir George Gilbert Scott - but clearly in his grander period. Wonderful elaborate architecture and a great restoration job.

Inaccessible 2013-02-17 15:55 - TP1329 (Bere Hill)

FB Number: S1694   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 2/10

En route home so stopped off on the off chance. Compound perimeter is readily accessible (a footpath runs down the N side of it) so must have been within feet of trig but a) 7 ft of wire fencing completely overgrown with ivy and brambles is impenetrable (both physically and visually) and b) had left Old Man guarding the car and was a bit put off by very shifty men with dogs. So leaving it as one which got away - but with a couple of marks for views to NE (FB is for logging purposes only).

Good condition 2013-02-17 13:05 - TP2057 (Causeway)

FB Number: S1698   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Onwards from Fosbury and thence a loop S through some very pretty villages back to Vernham Dean. In arable field but still small enough to tiptoe through. Not on highest point of hill and very flat crown so limited views (not bad back to Fosbury). All s/holes open but otherwise exc cond, metal cap shallow indented letters.

Good condition 2013-02-17 12:20 - TP3240 (Fosbury Camp)

FB Number: S1703   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Wonderful sunny day, great snowdrops - spring is springing! Circular walk from Vernham Dean - we too surprised a hare on our approach. Great views N over Wiltshire / Berkshire downs but S obscured by trees. All s/holes open but otherwise exc cond, metal cap shallow indented letters, FB has horizontal metal bar attached.

Slightly damaged 2013-02-02 13:50 - TP5309 (Park Hill)

FB Number: S7283   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Lunch at Ye Olde George Inn (good pub, naff name) then circular walk via church and onwards across downs to east. Sunny, muddy and stunning pair of red kites. Geocache at trig has notebook recording someone who walked from Billericay to Southampton via all the trigs in between - now, there's a project! Not on highest point of hill but good views southwards. Large chunk out of NE corner, E s/hole open and some render cracks otherwise good cond, metal cap deep letters.

Good condition 2013-01-26 13:35 - TP4128 (Jacobswell)

FB Number: S3777   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Sunny and v clarty walk round Whitmore Common after yummy haggis at the Jolly Farmer. Distant thud of artillery fire from ranges to W all afternoon. Joined at trig by herd of friendly donkeys and 'pit' ponies - equine sanctuary? Views over Guildford, Hog's Back and N Downs. E s/hole open, metal cap indented letters, exc cond.

Good condition 2013-01-12 19:20 - TP9432 (Imperial Institute Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

En route to the RAH with DG OS. Surrounding area much improved now Exhibition Road has been turned into mixed pedestrian / vehicle use.

Good condition 2013-01-04 14:20 - TP10912 (Battersea Power Station NE Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Spotted whilst riding a boris bike down the Embankment. Allegedly the chimneys are unsound and there's some debate as to whether they will be rebuilt as part of the redevelopment (if it ever happens).

Good condition 2013-01-04 14:20 - TP10911 (Battersea Power Station NW Chimney)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Spotted whilst riding a boris bike down the Embankment. Allegedly the chimneys are unsound and there is some question whether they will be rebuilt if the redevelopment ever goes ahead.

Good condition 2012-12-30 14:10 - TP3483 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S2635   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Owslebury: lovely Glos Old Spots (enjoying the extreme mud a lot more than us!), red kite, alpacas and Jacob sheep. In trees but glimpses of views to NE. Concrete plug, NE s/hole open, others below ground, otherwise exc cond.

Good condition 2012-12-01 15:05 - TP3201 (Flexham Park)

FB Number: S6411   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Onwards from the Swan in Lower Fittleworth via Serpent Trail. Deceptively difficult to find in woods, despite map, compass, GPS and no leaves - no views. S s/hole open and moss encrusted, but otherwise exc condition, metal cap, indented letters.

Good condition 2012-12-01 12:25 - TP3749 (Hesworth)

FB Number: S6408   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From car park via here to the Swan in Lower Fittleworth for vg lunch. Sunny morning so great views of a long run of the S Downs. S and E s/hole open, but otherwise vgc, metal cap indented letters.

Good condition 2012-11-11 13:10 - TP2742 (Deacon Hill)

FB Number: S2636   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Armistice Day so cessation of firing but probably as muddy... Continued onto War Memorial on Hazely Down which is to six long lost London regiments. Good (nearly) all round views; metal cap shallow lettering; E s/hole open; otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-11-11 12:25 - TP2134 (Cheesefoot Head)

FB Number: S1628   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked here to walk across to Hazely Down; noticed field was under stubble, so a chance to remedy my previous UbV log. Being used as a launch pad for a remote controlled helicopter on our return. Good westerly views on a wonderful sunny day but broad crown of hill restricts other directions (better from road!) No cap or plug; all s/holes open; otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-10-26 12:30 - TP5468 (Place Fell)

FB Number: S5957   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Old Man thought we were mad leaving Patterdale in cloud and hailstones, but optimism paid off as it all cleared just as we reached trig to reveal superb all-round views. Very cold so legged it pretty quickly to Sleet Fell and off end of ridge to Sandwick, then back along lakeshore in sunshine and wonderful autumn colours. Stone built; spider stamped JLC SEC (as Muncaster Fell but VC was clearly absent on this occasion!); no cap or plug and centre tube filled with concrete; NE s/hole open; otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-10-25 15:15 - TP3773 (High Blind How)

FB Number: S5641   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Far Sawrey after vg lunch at Cuckoo Brow Inn. Circuit via Moss Eccles and Three Dubs Tarns then forestry tracks - large areas of clear felling. On rocky knoll but surrounded by trees so v limited views. Stone built; FB numbers carefully painted yellow; concrete cap; all s/holes except N open (S and W partially buried); otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-10-24 13:30 - TP3803 (High Raise)

FB Number: S5989   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With Sis#1 who happens also to be on holiday here. NDG - Stickle Tarn - Sergeant Man - High Raise - Harrison Stickle - Pike How - Sticklebank for a restorative drink! Great views until we reached the trig when the cloud came down and all we could see were very odd, very pink sheep (I am not kidding!). Stone built; no cap or plug; FB looks slightly wonky; otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-10-23 14:35 - TP4983 (Muncaster Fell)

FB Number: S5763   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

La'al Ratty from Dalegarth to Ravenglass and then walked back - v boggy in places but overall an excellent day out! Another LD trig punching a long way above its weight on the height : views ratio - clear 360 degree panorama today. Stone built; metal cap; shallow letters; spider stamped JLC SEC VC; all s/holes open; otherwise vgc

Slightly damaged 2012-10-22 15:10 - TP3536 (Gummers How)

FB Number: S5640   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Up and down from the car park in order to walk off a very good lunch at the Hare and Hounds in Bowland Bridge. Party of very polite Asian primary school kids from Manchester for company (wish my junior education had been as exciting) plus Luing cows on vegetation control. Overcast but cloud at c 800m so great all round views. Stone built pillar; strange shape; missing a large stone on each of SE and SW corners at FB level with significant cracking above each gap; all except W s/hole open; concrete cap.

Good condition 2012-10-21 14:50 - TP3765 (High Arnside)

FB Number: S5334   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely walk over from Great Langdale, via Little Langdale and return via Skelwith Bridge (straight line route between trig and tea shop via Park Fell not to be recommended!). Very sunny day - superb 360 deg panorama, fab. Stone built, resin cap, N s/hole open but otherwise vgc, aka Black Crag.

Good condition 2012-10-17 11:50 - TP8571 (Wallace Monument Stirling)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Killing time in Stirling before a meeting - but, I confess, sadly raining too hard to get out of the car! What extraordinary architecture, can't decide whether its a dream or a nightmare!

Damaged 2012-10-06 16:20 - TP3988 (Holybourne)

FB Number: S1679   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Only a matter of miles from us so not sure how this one has eluded me for 15+ years. Remedied today en route home from lunch at the Golden Pot and a walk over the downs to the north on a very sunny afternoon watching the gliders from Lasham. Very limited views; top now seriously damaged and spider stolen; N s/hole buried all others open; at least the FB is still in place.

Significant damage

Good condition 2012-09-21 10:50 - TP0316 (Butser)

FB Number: S1501   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Birthday trig! Farnham Ramblers walk up from QE Country Park car park (now a 2 charge...) to here and south in a loop down the SDW. High cloud cover but excellent vis and 360 degree views (esp of the IOW). No cap or plug, inner tube filled with rubbish, E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2012-09-16 17:00 - TP3946 (Hindleap)

FB Number: S5102   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Stopped on way home from Gills Lap for a cuppa, to admire the good views of S Downs, and log this trig (all of 20 paces from the car park!). Another red Ashdown Forest trig but showing its age - no cap or plug; all s/holes open and significant damage around that on W face - not clear how this has happened.

Good condition 2012-09-16 16:15 - TP3357 (Gills Lap)

FB Number: S1822   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

After a restorative ice cream in the car park (11 mile walk so thought we deserved it) wandered on to here. Limited views but those from A A Milne memorial a bit further N very good. Trig has metal cap, indented letters, E s/hole open (has happened since Lathama log in March 2011) but otherwise excellent condition.

Good condition 2012-09-16 15:15 - TP1891 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S5097   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Gills Lap via Poundgate (and the vg Crow and Gate) and Heron's Ghyll. Grey day but good views west and north, incl some other 'Clumps' (apparently planted 1816 for black grouse breeding). Trig has metal cap indented letters; S s/hole open and some minor cracking to top but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-09-05 18:01 - TP0750 (Dunnose)

FB Number: S1502   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A double nelson pillar (my 222nd on here). To Shanklin for two days to join family on holiday there - great weather and sea swimming. With Sis#2 up from St Blasius Church on Worsley Trail and down a black run of a path to Upper Hyde. Great views all round including Spinny Tower, Tennyson, St Catherine's, St Boniface and Appuldurcombe Downs, Shanklin and Bembridge Cliffs. Asphalt cap, N s/hole open, otherwise vgc atop magnificant plinth!

Good condition 2012-08-26 15:20 - TP5973 (Sidbury)

FB Number: S1924   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from Triple Plantation, Old Man wondering why we walked 11 miles when we could have driven to all three trigs today! In field now housing cows behind electric fence (but climb overable), good views W but Sidbury Hill obscures most of the E horizon. E and S s/holes open; no cap or plug; otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-08-26 14:20 - TP6587 (Triple Plantation)

FB Number: S1928   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from Silk Hill - preparations for some kind of military helicopter refuelling exercise going on! Wonderful flowers on the Plain. Some views N and W but lots of trees. S s/hole closed all others open; FB painted white; no cap or plug but otherwise vgc.

Slightly damaged 2012-08-26 12:55 - TP5976 (Silk Hill)

FB Number: S1923   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from the Military Cemetary to here and onwards to Triple Plantation. Sunny, breezy and very quiet for a bank holiday. Good views over the W half but E half obscured by trees. No cap or plug, all s/holes open, bullet holes in FB (painted white) but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-08-16 12:30 - TP9061 (Big Ben Pinnacle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Been here many times but this the first visit since this appeared as an intersected station. En route from a meeting in Whitehall Place to one in Victoria Street - lots of tourists!

Slightly damaged 2012-08-09 15:00 - TP4093 (Hydons Ball)

FB Number: S5653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A Thursday walk, the joys of being semi-retired! With Farnham Ramblers on circular walk from Hydon's Ball CP via Winkworth Arboretum and Hambledon, post walk visit to this trig - very sunny, deserted and peaceful. Limited views but notices suggest improvement later this year when trees to the south are cleared to mark centenary of Octavia Hill's death (1912). Stone built, metal cap indented letters, largely good condition except S s/hole open and very large chip out of NW corner of top exposing end of spider.

Good condition 2012-08-02 14:30 - TP0633 (Windsor Castle FBM Aux 1)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

To Eton Dorney for the Olympics rowing - this a time filler in the 30 minute wait for a train home. Sadly totally unprepared, especially for the 2 inches of soil cover which seems to have accumulated since the last visit, so fingernails really suffered - but worth it for my first berntsen!

Destroyed 2012-07-22 16:00 - TP5578 (Ramsden Heath Resr)

FB Number: S6720   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Expected nowt, found nowt, therefore not disappointed! One mark for the very odd long vehicle now parked in the compound.

Good condition 2012-07-22 15:15 - TP4387 (Leafield Clump)

FB Number: S6756   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

End of a circular walk via Ramsden, Finstock and Wychwood on a lovely sunny day. Access now tricky as gate is padlocked and in full view of immediately adjacent houses. Having come all this way I was brave enough to climb it (without challenge) but Old Man declined to join me! Found trig with good all round views; plinth is heavily eroded by cattle, trig missing plug or cap, NE s/hole open but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-07-22 11:15 - TP9698 (Leafield Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

To Bampton for an outdoor opera (the weather held) so stayed over to explore W Oxon. Church of St Michael and All Angels, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott (of Midland Hotel St Pancras and many other more eminent and elaborate sites); built 1859 for 4,600 (including the vicarage). Rather plain Victorian interior but spire can be seen for miles around.

Good condition 2012-07-06 15:50 - TP8901 (Holy Island Castle Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Cuthbert's Way #8: took the Pilgrims' Route across the sands as the grand finale to an excellent walk. Retired to the Crown and Anchor to celebrate and then staggered up to the castle and round the Island's nature reserve - great flowers. Now high tide - quite etherial to be on the island in the mist when everyone else is off it!

Good condition 2012-07-05 14:25 - TP0686 (Greensheen Hill)

FB Number: S1616   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Cuthbert's Way #7: misty, which restricted the views but an excellent stopping point to escape the flies of St Cuthbert's Cave. Many notices objecting to Middleton Burn wind farm - perhaps they should start on the extensive peat cutting E of this trig which is a mess. S s/hole open, FB white painted, metal cap deep letters, vgc.

Good condition 2012-07-05 10:50 - TP6919 (Whitsunbank Hill)

FB Number: S3584   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

St Cuthbert's Way #6: detour in search of cup and ring rocks and also found a trig! Foggy so views undetermined - except for a very odd shaped comms mast looming out of the mist. All s/holes except NW open; metal cap no lettering (a first for me); vgc overall.

Slightly damaged 2012-07-04 14:40 - TP3287 (Gains Law)

FB Number: S7469   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

St Cuthbert's Way #5: today we added bog to mud, but the sunny, breezy day, ideal for walking, made it worthwhile. Stunning views - coast and Islandshire to N, Cheviots to S and W, and unidentified range of hills SE on the horizon (our map didn't go that far!). No cap or plug; E and W s/holes open, crack all round pillar at FB level but otherwise OK.

Good condition 2012-07-03 14:30 - TP6141 (Staerough Hill)

FB Number: S7470   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

St Cuthbert's Way #4: detour up from Hayhope, down to Pennine Way. Overcast but stunning views, great to see our entire route from the Eildons laid out before us, and subsequently retired to the Border Hotel to celebrate our half way point. Trig is gleeming white; S and W s/holes open, concrete (? - painted over) plug but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-07-02 15:20 - TP4918 (Morebattle Hill)

FB Number: S7505   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

St Cuthbert's Way #3: up from Morebattle Mains having passed through the wonderfully named Cowbog. Then down the NE flank - both routes fine. Overcast but stunning all round views - all the way back to the Eildons and south to tomorrow's route. N s/hole open and chunk out of S edge; otherwise vgc metal cap deep lettering.

Good condition 2012-07-01 13:00 - TP6392 (The Holmes)

FB Number: S7507   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

St Cuthbert's Way #2: hope old Cuddy had good wellies as his walk is currently a mud bath. But rewarded for our efforts by a stunning kingfisher in the sun on the Tweed. To the Buccleugh Arms for lunch so a small detour en route. Great view of the Eildons. All four s/holes open, S and W mostly below ground, metal cap deep letters and resident colony of very nice stripey snails.

Good condition 2012-07-01 10:15 - TP3034 (Eildon Mid Hill)

FB Number: S7474   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

St Cuthbert's Way #1: Yorkshire clart has nothing on its Scottish cousin! Red mud followed by scree, but worth the effort for excellent all round views on a rather overcast day. No cap or plug and all s/holes open but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-06-30 17:05 - TP4259 (Kittyfield)

FB Number: S7397   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To Melrose to walk St Cuthbert's Way, so this by way of a leg stretch after a surprisingly uneventful train journey from King's Cross (after yesterday's flood chaos) and a long but scenic bus ride from Berwick. Great views of Black Hill and the Eildons, also down to the Waterloo Monument. E s/hole open, metal cap deep letters, in exc condition.

Good condition 2012-06-28 13:20 - TP7064 (Woolley Edge)

FB Number: S1785   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A well visited trig this year! In woodland so no views, but those from the adjacent layby are pretty good even on a very grey day - just made it back to the car before the deluge started! Slightly indented concrete cap (collecting water); significant remains of white paint; vgc overall.

Good condition 2012-06-28 12:45 - TP4572 (Lower Snapethorpe)

FB Number: S4079   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached from Airedale Heights to the N, from where there are much better views than the trig itself. In E side of hedge (but pretty overgrown at this time of year); all s/holes below ground, plastic cap, and much noise from the adjacent wet M1, but otherwise in vgc.

Good condition 2012-06-28 10:25 - TP2114 (Chapel Hill)

FB Number: S1784   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Good job this is a roadside trig as I was en route, fully besuited, to open an exhibit at the National Coal Mining Museum! Excellent condition - metal cap, indented lettering. Good views to north, including an amazing skyscape of thunder clouds, a precursor of the very heavy rain to come.

Moved 2012-06-27 21:30 - TP1494 (Bleak House Hill)

FB Number: S1634   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Seems to have survived its relocation and happy in its new spot. All s/holes except N open, and chunks out of all four corners but still has metal cap, indented letters and is in remarkably good condition.

Slightly damaged 2012-06-27 21:15 - TP2808 (Donington Resr)

FB Number: 11801   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Welcome break on a long and tedious drive from Hampshire to Wakefield, and an opportunity to redress previous log. Badly cracked around three sides, asphalt plug and all except N s/hole are open. On heavily eroded and hoof trodden ground so suspect cattle are leaning on it. Very busy - plane spotters and local kids meeting place - some very odd looks! Limited views but a mark for the sunset.

Destroyed 2012-06-27 21:15 - TP10069 (Donington Resr)

FB Number: S1661   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Visit to replacement trig (feels a bit of a cheat!) FB number for completeness only

Good condition 2012-06-23 14:15 - TP6411 (The Nower)

FB Number: S3360   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Greensand Way #5 - almost totally overwhelmed by nettles and cleavers at this time of year and a bit of a challenge to find. No views - better ones from the nearby Temple. S s/hole open and asphalt cap but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-06-23 12:20 - TP4514 (Logmore Farm)

FB Number: S3339   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Greensand Way #4 - visit for completeness only. Condition and interest (or lack of it) as per our 22 Jan 2012 visit.

Good condition 2012-06-23 10:50 - TP7362 (Leith Hill Tower)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Greensand Way #3 - very large bolt (c 2inch diameter) on roof of tower. Stunning views today except for NW quadrant where the trees need a trim! My GSW guidebook says that you can see 13 counties from the top - the Old Man and I debated how many trigs might be intervisable, and concluded (on no objective basis whatsoever) at least 100. Also looked at the triangular stone next to the bench - not convinced it is a survey point as the workmanship is very crude.

Good condition 2012-06-22 16:20 - TP2379 (Coneyhurst Hill)

FB Number: S1814   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Greensand Way #2 [Pitch Hill] - can't believe its over nine years since we were last here! Sat and watched the rain showers come in from Blackdown to the W on a rather wet day for a 15 mile walk. SW s/hole open, but otherwise vgc, metal cap indented letters.

Good condition 2012-06-20 14:50 - TP1872 (Caldicot Moor)

FB Number: S3282   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

9m above MSL - doesn't look like it to me - global warming (or isostatic recovery)? Easily accessible - drive to end of track (from Undy) and thereafter new gates / signs for Welsh coastal path. Great views of the Severn estuary; metal cap with indented lettering and a fair chunk out of the SE corner of the 'top'!.

Good condition 2012-06-20 14:35 - TP8735 (Roggiett Church Turret)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Drive by - a very picturesque church, apparently originally 13th century.

Good condition 2012-06-20 14:25 - TP2365 (Coltshay Hill)

FB Number: S3281   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Someone's recently done some gardening as this was mostly clear of the surrounding hedge. Asphalt plug, N s/hole open but others buried, otherwise vgc. V limited views from the trig itself but good view of the Second Severn Crossing from the end of the lane.

Good condition 2012-06-20 13:55 - TP5375 (Penhow)

FB Number: S3326   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Driving home from an underground visit down one of Wales' last deep coal mines near Neath. Stopped at Magor services and realised how many local trigs there were so a minor detour! This one in vgc, metal cap indented letters, good 180 deg views west from coast up to Brecon Beacons.

Good condition 2012-06-19 10:50 - TP9399 (City Hall Cupola)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In Cardiff with time to spare before a visit to the Welsh Assembly. What amazing architecture, Cardiff must have been very wealthy in 1904 to allow this to be built.

Cardiff City Hall Cupola
Guess the year? ... sunbathing weather only for the brave!

Destroyed 2012-06-17 14:25 - TP6822 (West Tisted)

FB Number: S1664   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Nowt but a shallow water-filled depression where the water tower used to be. OS database says reported destroyed Oct 02 - Peregrinus' doing?! Sunny, breezy circular walk from Hinton Ampner; excellent views of rolling N Hampshire countryside. [My 200th trig on T:UK - had I realised earlier would have picked one actually there!]

Good condition 2012-06-04 10:25 - TP6840 (Westfield)

FB Number: S4111   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drive by en route home from Felpham (drove all the way up to Hoe Farm). Asphalt cap, N s/hole open (complete with vicious nettle) but otherwise vgc if uninspiring surroundings and views. Update 2 April 2016: this pillar can now easily be seen from both carriageways of the new A259 Felpham bypass which opened last month.

Good condition 2012-06-03 17:30 - TP7144 (Arundel)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Minor diversion en route from Slindon to our B&B, but worth it to log my first FBM, very interesting and vgc, although rather overgrown at this time of year.

Good condition 2012-06-03 15:00 - TP6383 (The Folly)

FB Number: S4109   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Onwards from Park Farm via the Spur in Slindon to enjoy good views from here - Slindon College, Butlins Bognor and the spire of Chichester Cathedral all prominent. Trig missing cap or plug, SW and NE s/holes open but otherwise vgc, and an extra mark for the Folly!

Good condition 2012-06-03 11:45 - TP5304 (Park Farm Arundel)

FB Number: S4012   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

To Felpham for a friend's birthday so stayed over for a walk today around Slindon. Came up through woods to the E where we saw two deer. Trig has N s/hole open but is otherwise vgc, complete with metal cap, indented letters, and extensive views of the coast.

Destroyed 2012-05-26 16:20 - TP2885 (Dummer Clump)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Nowt (although I'd go for the bottom of the adjacent quarry as its current location) - but an excuse for an excellent circular walk from Dummer via the Purefoy Arms in Preston Candover. Marks for a cloudless breezy day, and good views over N Hampshire rolling downland.

Unreachable but visible 2012-05-08 18:05 - TP2808 (Donington Resr)

FB Number: 11801   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Not sure a log from 100 ft or so in the air whilst taking off from EMA counts, but the pillar is still there, sitting on top of its reservoir and very clearly visible on a sunny evening. Will have to suffice until I get chance for a ground visit.

Toppled 2012-05-05 11:15 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10

Annual visit - sorry condition but unchanged from previous years. Overcast, biting cold easterly wind, but superb visibility all the way up the Solent to Hurst Castle Spit (>20 miles).

Good condition 2012-05-04 15:00 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

FB Number: S2578   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Annual visit - this time on a circular walk from Kimmeridge, along the Coast Path, up a very steep bank and back along the ridge; v muddy! As elsewhere, poor bluebells in Polar Wood this year. Trig has E s/hole open, but otherwise vgc, metal cap indented letters.

Slightly damaged 2012-04-28 17:10 - TP6746 (Warnham)

FB Number: S5094   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

I wouldn't mind one of these at the bottom of my drive! Another drive by en route home from Broomhall Copse - has a large chunk out of SW corner (has been hit very hard by a vehicle I'd guess) but is otherwise in vgc, metal cap indented lettering.

Good condition 2012-04-28 16:50 - TP0417 (The Haven)

FB Number: S6257   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drive by en route home from Broomhall Copse - not on a likely walking route! In decent weather (ie not today) would have good views to W. W s/hole open otherwise vgc, metal cap indented lettering

Good condition 2012-04-28 15:50 - TP1686 (Broomhall Copse)

FB Number: S6222   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Onwards from Waterland Farm back to Rudgwick. Extra mark for stunning carpet of bluebells. Trig in woodland, but vg views of both N and S Downs from Sussex Border Path where it leaves the wood 50 yds to W. SE s/hole open, otherwise vgc, metal cap, indented letters

Good condition 2012-04-28 14:00 - TP6770 (Waterland Farm)

FB Number: S6256   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Rudgwick via the Chequers in Rowhook - recent heavy rain + Wealden clay = mud, a lot of; significant falling over opportunities! In field with no views, S s/hole open but otherwise vgc, metal cap indented lettering

Slightly damaged 2012-04-21 15:00 - TP4123 (Itchen Down)

FB Number: S1658   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Lunch at the Trout in Itchen Abbas then circular walk via Micheldever Woods, bluebells not great this year. Trig in newly planted field of peas so tiptoeing required. Large chip on N edge, W s/hole open, but otherwise vgc, metal cap indented letters. Good views incl Salisbury Plain to W and long run of S Downs. Water pump still standing!

Good condition 2012-04-15 12:45 - TP0323 (Hindhead)

FB Number: S1535   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Greensand Way #1 - our new long distance walking project, and at 107 miles will probably be 2015 before we record Great Chart as its last trig! V interesting trig a) toposcope on top, apparently put there by the OS in 1962 b) maintained GPS trig so presumably still works despite the toposcope and c) on the adjacent display board there's a wonderful photo of it being built - chap pouring concrete in a trilby! Apart from an asphelt plug I'd say in very good nick. (ps if approaching from the Punchbowl cafe look out for the brass survey mushroom c 5in dia on the edge of the path about 2/3rds of the way up with Survey Point 547 engraved in it - we assume part of the tunnel construction)

Good condition 2012-04-08 14:05 - TP6171 (Steep Down)

FB Number: S4014   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Circular walk from Coombes down the R Adur, along the beach and up through Lancing. Misty but still 360 deg panoramic views - S Downs from Cissbury Ring to Truleigh Hill, plus river, Lancing College Chapel and the coast. Asphelt plug, all s/holes open, graffiti (now wearing away) and some chips from corners / top edges but otherwise vgc considering its public location.

Slightly damaged 2012-03-30 14:45 - TP1654 (Broadhalfpenny Down)

FB Number: S2645   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Lunch at Bat and Ball (where the rules of cricket were devised) then circular walk down Monarch's Way and back NW. Rated as slightly damaged as top is cracking; chips out of all top edges; concrete plug; E s/hole open. No views (scrub and rising ground to east) but first english bluebells adjacent and wonderful range of other spring flowers en route

Good condition 2012-03-25 14:50 - TP7076 (Worthy Down)

FB Number: S7290   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route from S Wonston back to Sutton Scotney. In middle of just planted field so able to tiptoe up to it. VGC, small chips out of top edges but not serious, metal cap indented letters, SW s/hole open, garlanded by large lumps of flint the farmer has presumably ploughed out of his field. Adjacent water tower is rather fine design and hung with all manner of aerials.

Good condition 2012-03-25 13:10 - TP6710 (Wallers Ash)

FB Number: S1632   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Hotter than many a summer's day! Circular walk from Sutton Scotney via S Wonston. A s*d to get to - luckily forewarned from other logs and forearmed with secateurs so cut a rough route through from the N. Finally found trig - metal cap with indented letters (protected by a clay from adjacent shooting ground), S and W s/holes open but otherwise vgc. Fab views from adjacent bridleway N to Cotswolds Escarpment. B/way is drivable - passed by a police car!

Good condition 2012-03-19 07:15 - TP2457 (Court Bottom)

FB Number: S3772   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Staying in a cottage on the Ashcombe Estate, whose land this is - owner gave permission to access, but 'before 10am as the shooting and quad bikes begin then' - I hope not mutually adversarial! With a coat of white paint this trig would be perfect - metal cap, indented letters. Dull location however, but excellent views of the Exe estuary from the edge of the wood on a wonderfully sunny, if frosty morning; hares, lots of pheasants and a mad flock of guinea fowl!

Good condition 2012-03-17 15:20 - TP0748 (Little Haldon)

FB Number: S1708   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick stop off en route back from Teignmouth and The Beacon. Easy stroll across the golf course (no play in progress). Exc condition; metal cap shallow lettering; NE sight hole closed, all others open. Some views of the coast but rather surrounded by gorse.

Good condition 2012-03-17 11:50 - TP6351 (The Beacon)

FB Number: S3527   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To Devon for the second part of the Old Man's significant birthday party. With Walking Cousin and Putney Walking Friend on a circular walk from Shaldon via the Crown in Stokeinteignhead. Very high plinth with significant damage to one corner but otherwise sound; trig itself in vgc, concrete plug, N and E s/holes open (bit of ivy digging!). Good all round views incl Dartmoor, the coast to the N, the sea and Teignmouth.

Good condition 2012-03-08 13:00 - TP3185 (Five Barrows)

FB Number: S2510   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another sunny spring day, for a circular walk from Yarmouth via the Freshwater and Tennyson Ways, then back across (very muddy) countryside. Great views, including the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth! Pillar is missing cap or plug, E and W s/holes open, but otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2012-03-07 17:15 - TP6161 (Stanpit Marsh)

FB Number: S4376   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Stopped off en route from Hengistbury Head to Old Man's birthday dinner so a quick in and out. Beautiful evening and good views of H Head. Pillar is sinking as we had to excavate the bottom inch of the FB to photograph it (was lower than Sandisox's photo from a month ago!), and s/holes not visible. Otherwise exc condition complete with metal cap, raised lettering.

Good condition 2012-03-07 15:40 - TP6753 (Warren Hill)

FB Number: S2569   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Old Man's significant birthday, and a visit to satisfy his habit of going to the seaside on such days. Spectacular 360 deg views on a wonderfully sunny day; excellent walk around the perimeter of the Head. No cap or plug and W s/hole open but otherwise good condition.

Good condition 2012-03-07 14:35 - TP0351 (Hengistbury Head)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

My first surface block, but now I know why I don't waste much time on them - as dull as the views are reasonable! Nice walk up the beach afterwards to the real Hengistbury Head in bright sunshine but a gale blowing.

Good condition 2012-03-06 15:00 - TP4667 (Markway Hill)

FB Number: S2700   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Continuation of our walk from the White Buck in Burley back to Holmsley. Easy to access from W - great intervis back to Dur Hill, but otherwise rather flat heathland and the noise of the road behind. Asphelt cap and W s/hole open but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-03-06 12:30 - TP2937 (Dur Hill Down)

FB Number: S2703   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fab spring day for a long (and sometimes boggy) walk in the New Forest. Circular route from Holmsley to Burley and the White Buck Inn, via this trig. Significant forestry ops in progress (including large bonfires from this and also swailing going on) - surrounding wood has been much reduced. Trig has good views to E - no cap or plug and E s/hole open, but otherwise is structurally sound (especially considering a tree coming down has missed it by inches).

A near miss

Good condition 2012-03-05 12:20 - TP6120 (St Albans Head)

FB Number: S2581   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Old Man wanted to buy a lump of stone, so after a local quarry provided retail therapy we had time to log this trig. Sunny, and very windy day but good views on a circular walk from Renscombe to St Aldhelm's Head and the Coast Path, before retiring to the Square and Compass. Trig in excellent condition (although access very clarty!) - metal cap raised lettering.

Good condition 2012-03-04 17:10 - TP3184 (Fitzworth Farm)

FB Number: S2570   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This feels like the most remote trig in S England - and only for the enthusiasts judging by the list of previous visitors! Excellent condition, metal cap indented lettering, s s/hole open and w partially so. Rather too surrounded by scrub but adjacent views are spectacular. Re access: Drove in - no answer at house so visited trig, only to meet the residents returning on our return to the car. The house is nothing to do with the trig, which is on land belonging to the Rempstone Estate, who are very happy to allow access if you call them first on 01929 552 666. Apparently the site is also much favoured by artists, but the tenant farmer gets very cross if he meets you and you haven't asked permission first - must therefore be worth a phone call!

Good condition 2012-03-04 15:55 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Impromptu visit to Dorset - after rain and snow, a sunny breezy afternoon good for a circular walk from Studland (except for the biting hailstones at Old Harry!). Great cloudscapes and views over Poole Harbour, Bournemouth and the IoW. Trig has W s/hole open, concrete plug and some damage to render, but considering its highly public location is otherwise in vgc.

Good condition 2012-02-12 13:35 - TP4791 (Mickleham Down)

FB Number: S3364   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Norbury Park via Mickleham Downs and Mole Gap Trail on a snowy, foggy and very atmospheric day. Trig has small chip out of north side (not recent, probably a casting fault), concrete plug and NW and NE sight holes open. Otherwise vgc, easily accessible but sadly no views.

Good condition 2012-01-22 14:50 - TP4514 (Logmore Farm)

FB Number: S3339   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Little changed since our last visit 1997 - concrete plug, N sight hole open, concrete crumbling above W s/hole (looks like someone has been taking a dig to find the s/hole itself, which is still closed as are other two), but otherwise in vgc with remnants of white paint, and memorial plaque. No views, and a mark deducted for a very busy BOAT overrun by a 4*4 and numerous trail bikes (I suppose it is a Sunday!)

Good condition 2012-01-22 13:55 - TP5629 (Redlands Wood)

FB Number: S3359   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Broadmoor CP via Coldharbour on another breezy, sunny and dry day. Easy to find in woodland but no views (also not on highest point which is c 500m S). Concrete cap and all sight holes open but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2012-01-15 14:45 - TP6772 (Watership Down)

FB Number: S1680   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

From Cottington via Hannington in a big loop to here. 360 deg views across a good chunk of southern England under a cloudless blue sky, a stunner. Would have been a 9 with fewer people about! All four sight holes open but otherwise exc condition, metal cap with shallow lettering. No need to climb the fence - unobstructed access (at least today as no crop in field) from bridleway (through gate) immediately to E.

Toppled 2012-01-15 11:55 - TP2453 (Cottingtons Hill)

FB Number: S1681   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10

Old Man wanted to drive the GPS to our TV transmitter to test intervisibility - but hey, if it also includes a good walk on a crisp, clear day with great views and two trigs I'm not complaining. This the first, and caused me to perfect my backwards, bent double, arms over head approach to getting through blackthorn! Still roughly upright with FB, and a good model with which to explain the function of sight holes (thanks, Ian!)

Good condition 2012-01-08 12:55 - TP5793 (Salt Hill Resr)

FB Number: S1671   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another Miller Pillar (qv Exton - TP3089 - N Miller stamped neatly on each arm of the spider). OS Surveyor signing off his handiwork, or pre-T:UK walker wanting to log his visit? All sight holes open but otherwise in exc cond - metal cap with indented letters. Great views of Butser Hill with balloons and parapenters, also IoW to S. Circular walk from East Meon - Drayton - SDW - Hydon Hill. Daffs and cherry blossom in full bloom in East Meon!

Good condition 2012-01-02 14:30 - TP5455 (Pirbright Common)

FB Number: S5832   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Wall to wall blue sky so an opportunity to address the New Year excesses. Lunch at the Royal Oak in Pirbright followed by circular walk round the ranges. Trig has asphalt plug and W sight hole open but otherwise in exc condition. Today wearing a large plywood sign saying CAS and numerous plastic tubes (Old Man thinks these are night lights of some form). Panoramic views and wide open skies - amazing peaceful and open area in the middle of England's most densely populated county.

Good condition 2011-12-29 15:30 - TP1107 (Beacon Hill Catchment)

FB Number: S6534   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

At last, after a def miss, a painted FB, a toppled or moved and a dnf, an extant upright lump of concrete. In trees so no views, but in good condition - E sight hole open and concrete plug but otherwise OK. Don't fall into the underground bunkers immediately to the S if you approach from that direction!

Couldn't find it 2011-12-29 15:00 - TP7905 (Caesars Camp)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

According to the OS trig database, a buried block, not destroyed, comp year 1951, so perhaps the replacement for trig on nearby Bricksbury Hill? OS database also records an adjacent flagstaff, destroyed 1974. Excellent Iron Age double walled hill fort (Scheduled Ancient Monument) - panoramic views both north across Farnborough (great airshow viewing spot) and south to N Downs, wonderful place even on a very grey day.

Toppled 2011-12-29 14:15 - TP4063 (Hungry Hill)

FB Number: S5548   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Another pair of FB numbers (S5548 and S5549), but less surprising this time as the trigs are (or were) only 1km apart. From Bricksbury Hill via the (painted over but visible) FB on Tesco Express (formerly Castle Inn, FB S9482) and lunch in the Ball and Wicket to find this toppled at same site as previously noted. Good views north from the adjacent summit but south overgrown by trees.

Destroyed 2011-12-29 12:50 - TP7861 (Bricksbury Hill)

FB Number: S5549   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Grey and windy day but a need to walk off christmas excess and an opportunity to complete all my local trigs. Benchmark database suggests this is an approximate location, and lost to quarrying June 1951 - certainly the surrounding area has been extensively worked for gravel, and at c. 180m is now some way lower than the original height of this trig (613ft / 187m). Would have had views south to the N Downs. MOD heathland but no problems with access (provided you obey the byelaws!); good parking on A287 by water tower opp garage.

Unreachable but visible 2011-12-19 13:20 - TP2145 (Chessington)

FB Number: S3336   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

In someone's back garden - the surrounding houses must be post 1981 as they are not on my 1:50k map (time for a new one perhaps?). Would have had good views south to the North Downs. Too many people around to hop over the fences, but looks in good condition.

Destroyed 2011-12-19 13:15 - TP7860 (Chessington Office (OS))

FB Number: S5775   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

There is some speculation this may have been a demo pillar when this was OS HQ between 1943 (when it was bombed out of Southampton) and 1969 (when it finally moved back there). Whatever, nothing in evidence now - a business park.

Unreachable but visible 2011-12-19 12:30 - TP6128 (St Georges Hill)

FB Number: S3785   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

To Walton to collect a carpet, and with time to spare logged a few trigs on the way home. This one definitely worth a visit, not necessarily for the trig itself (secure in a Thames Water compound) but for the architecture of the adjacent water tower (1914 when there was still money to spend on utility buildings) and the adjacent houses, where opulence is an understatement and the term 'cottage' stretched beyond incredulity! Security all now electronic so no guards and no notices barring pedestrians, walked straight in. Parking 300m on L on road E from roundabout on B365. Trig looks in vgc but FB not visible.

Good condition 2011-12-19 12:30 - TP8839 (St Georges Hill Water Tower Apex)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Would be rude not to log this as well! Great architecture.

Good condition 2011-12-17 14:20 - TP3682 (Hawley)

FB Number: S5556   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

What chance, without any planning, of visiting two trigs, many miles apart, in succession with adjacent FB numbers (S5555 and S5556)?! Off to buy electrical bits to fix our lighting problem, but a sunny afternoon so stopped for a walk round Hawley Lake en route. Parked by the sailing club, where the adjacent Royal School of Mil Eng clearly teaches the army to build pontoons across the lake itself. Trig with no views, concrete cap and very minor chips to corners but otherwise vgc.

Good condition 2011-12-04 14:35 - TP3115 (Farleigh Hill)

FB Number: S5555   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Continuation of our walk from the neighbouring trig at Hatchwarren Lane. Something of a scramble up the bank and rather a squeeze through the hedge, but found a trig in vgc minus cap or plug. Limited views over Basingstoke on a rather grey day. Continued onwards past Farleigh Wallop church - pretty but unfortunately locked.

Good condition 2011-12-04 14:20 - TP3665 (Hatchwarren Lane)

FB Number: S7285   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Totally overgrown, even at this time of year so quite difficult to spot. But at least its bramble overcoat protects it - vgc except no cap or plug - merely a very large bramble growing right out of the hole. Circular walk from Cliddesden School via the dismantled railway, Three Castles Path and good lunch at the Fox in Ellisfield. Rather odd to see blackberries in blossom at this time of year!

Good condition 2011-11-23 07:25 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In Edinburgh overnight on business, so an early morning stroll from my hotel. Just getting light; very windy; absolutely no one else around; great views of the lights down to the Forth. Good condition although one sight hole open and some erosion round base.

Good condition 2011-11-12 12:20 - TP1439 (Blackbushe Aerodrome)

FB Number: S5559   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Minor detour between an art exhibition in Yateley and the Crown and Cushion for lunch. Parked opposite on the verge (small car!). Vgc, complete with cap, but surrounded by trees so no views and covered in moss. Two features of interest - the large colony of small snails living in the moss, and the very deep ditch behind the trig, presumably to drain the A30 and / or airport.

Unreachable but visible 2011-11-05 15:45 - TP3709 (Heckfield Heath)

FB Number: S5992   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 3/10

Drive by, en route to buy grass seed! It's a very strange site for a trig, absolutely no views and the intervisibility can't have been very good. Not interesting enough to merit trying to surmount the very sturdy deer fencing, but it looked OK from afar.

Slightly damaged 2011-10-30 15:30 - TP4319 (Ladyholt Park)

FB Number: S4043   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Wedding anniversary trig #2. Dug ourselves out of the Red Lion at Chalton after a very good lunch to walk along the Sussex Border Path and then up the hill and round a few fields to log this trig. Mizzle had lifted a bit to the west, so good views of Windmill and Butser Hills. Pillar slightly cracked on top, and three sight holes open, but cap still in place so not bad.

Good condition 2011-10-30 12:15 - TP6978 (Windmill Hill)

FB Number: S2662   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Wedding anniversary trig #1. Failed to find this on my last attempt in the early 1990s: this time better prepared with larger scale map, GPS and logs from here, so easily found behind the house as others have stated. Sadly a right mizzle so absolutely no views, but trig in vgc complete with cap. Walked up from Chalton whence we returned to retire to the Red Lion ...

Good condition 2011-10-04 15:20 - TP7899 (Southampton)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

New OS Net GNSS station known as SOTN on roof of new OS HQ building - replaces the station SHAM at Romsey Road (many thanks to the OS for the grid reference and this info). Visited on the occasion of the official opening of the new building - if you are interested in architecture note the beautiful brickwork in the huge baffle walls that cut the noise from the adjacent M271. On west end of roof, easily visable both from the motorway and from the new war memorial (also shaped like a very large trigpoint) accessed by going round the RH end of the building.

Good condition 2011-10-01 11:30 - TP1620 (Brick Kiln Farm)

FB Number: S4054   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Bought a piece of sculpture whilst walking the New Lipchis Way earlier this week, so had to return to Chichester to collect it and logged this trig en route. Accessed through a maize tunnel and absolutely no views, but vgc with metal cap in place.

Good condition 2011-09-26 13:00 - TP23416 (Chichester Cathedral Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walking the New Lipchis Way; stopped off for lunch at the Cathedral cafe, discovered a Peter Eugene Ball exhibition in progress, and ended up buying a piece of sculpture - a random slice of luck which began our love of his work! The cathedral was pretty good as well, particularly the stunning Chagall window.

Good condition 2011-09-25 15:45 - TP6596 (Trundle Hill)

FB Number: S4044   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

New Lipchis Way trig #3 (day 2 Midhurst to Lavant). Another 14 mile day and rather tired by this point so a good opportunity for a rest. Sadly Artemis has galloped away, apparently back down to the race course. Trig in very good condition including metal cap. Great views all round including our completed route north as far as Woolbeding, and south to East Head (our ultimate destination in two days time).

Good condition 2011-09-24 16:50 - TP6869 (Whiphill)

FB Number: S6437   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

New Lipchis Way trig #2 - and a shocker! So completely overgrown by brambles and nettles, we were lucky to spot it in the hedge - will the next visitor please take secateurs! Going well beyond the obligations of his marriage vows, the Old Man heroically dug it out with a walking pole and even managed to get a piccy of the FB having removed large quantities of leaf litter and soil which were half way up it. Good condition including metal cap. Note on access - the permissive path mentioned by others is now closed at the eastern end by a massive construction project rebuilding the school. SW end may still be open, but we approached from the new and very scenic Midhurst River Walk (google for details) which offers easy access from approx SU 879 227 up a couple of completely open field boundaries (seemingly a route much used by locals for their evening stroll).

Good condition 2011-09-24 12:50 - TP7061 (Woolbeding)

FB Number: S1676   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

New Lipchis Way trig #1 (day 1 from Liphook to Midhurst) and a repeat visit for us. Stopped for lunch here as a convenient break point on our 14 mile walk for today. Rather hazy weather limited the views but still a peaceful place to be. Trig missing cap or plug but is otherwise OK.

Good condition 2011-09-15 18:50 - TP7816 (Hounslow Heath Baseline North-west)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Happened to see Dal's entry for this when browsing the daily logs a while back; I have used the adjacent car park on a weekly basis for three years without realising it was here. Benefiting from an early-arriving flight (they do happen occasionally) and a nice sunny evening (ditto) went to look at it en route home. Very good condition and felt somewhat reverential in the presence of such an important relic of survey history. Interesting plaque, including the measured lengths of the baseline at various dates. Always amazed how accurate late 18th century surveys actually were!

Good condition 2011-09-09 14:30 - TP5845 (Scobbiscombe)

FB Number: S3399   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With the Old Man and Walking Cousin on a circular walk from Ringmore via Kingston and the Coast Path. Easy access from the permissive path and trig in vgc complete with metal cap. However, completely shrouded in mist so absolutely no views.

Couldn't find it 2011-09-08 15:30 - TP7805 (Blackdown Reservoir)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Had a brief look for this whilst visiting Blackdown Rings next door with the Old Man, Sis#2, Sis#3 and Walking Cousin (sadly extremely misty so no views from the Rings) - marked on my 1:25k map so had a brief look for it but remained on the road as a bit too trespassy to go onto the reservoir site (especially in search of a mere bolt!).

Good condition 2011-09-07 16:40 - TP5695 (Ritson Brake)

FB Number: S3505   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drive by en route back from Dartmoor and Bellever. Judging by other logs, I went the long way round through the compound and over a bramble covered bank and barbed wire fence! But found a trig in vgc with good views to the south and west. Interesting, as Peregrinus has noted for Fursdon to the south, this one also has its cap held in place by slotted screws cf Allen screws. Must be a local specialism.

Good condition 2011-09-07 12:15 - TP1247 (Bellever Tor)

FB Number: S3458   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a circular walk from Dunnabridge Pound to Postbridge and back, with the Old Man and Walking Cousin. Bit of a scamble up to this one, and the first trig to have drawn blood in my attempt to log it! But in good condition, and views not bad despite grey skies, a howling gale and occasional heavy rain showers.

Good condition 2011-09-05 16:35 - TP3277 (Fursdon)

FB Number: S3506   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A walk up the hill from our holiday cottage hired to celebrate Sis#2 significant birthday. Easy find, in good condition with metal cap although chunk out of NW corner, and some climbing needed to surmount its rather high base plinth. But on a sunny (but very windy) day climb was worth it for the good views north and east (west and south obscured by high hedges at this time of the year). Great blackberries as well.

Destroyed 2011-08-29 16:30 - TP2033 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S6251   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 2/10

Ignored this record for some time, seeing it was definitely missing and assuming it to be in the grounds of Farnham Castle. But having bothered to look at it, discover that it actually refers to Powderham Castle (a 12th century earth and timber fortress, of which little remains) and (if it were here) would be my nearest trig point. According to the OS database replaced by a buried block in April 1975. Adjacent footpath is worth a visit however for the good views to the north, and on this occasion quantity and quality of local blackberries!

Good condition 2011-08-20 15:30 - TP5713 (Rodborough Hill)

FB Number: S6513   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On a circular walk from Elstead across the commons after lunch at the Woolpack - lovely sunny afternoon and the heather was spectacular. Trig is in v good condition (except plug) but completely surrounded by woodland and very noisy! If you are approaching from the NW quadrant, have a GPS or excellent navigation skills as the access land is a maze of small paths.

Slightly damaged 2011-07-30 14:15 - TP4512 (Lodsworth)

FB Number: S6288   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Lodsworth (good pub there and an excellent example of sustainable architecture in their new community shop). Trig has now lost most of its render, and someone has tried to lever out the spider, taking chunks out of the top. Also (a first for me) weeds growing in the top, inhabited by a colony of vicious biting ants! No views to north, but great views of South Downs all the way east to Chanctonbury Ring.

Slightly damaged 2011-07-24 16:50 - TP0302 (Inkpen)

FB Number: 11798   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Culmination of a three trig walk from the adjacent car park via Faccombe, Linkenholt and Buttermere on a beautiful summer's day. Berkshire's high point with good views over that county. Wonderful smell of clover in the air as well. Trig in good condition, except missing cap and some render missing. Easy to access off the adjacent bridleway via an obvious gate.

Destroyed 2011-07-24 16:50 - TP10055 (Inkpen)

FB Number: S1510   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

A cheat's log if ever there was! [FB for logging purposes only]

Couldn't find it 2011-07-24 16:20 - TP4107 (Inkpen Hill)

FB Number: S1910   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

If you are going to look for this in high summer, take a step ladder. Field planted with crops, no convenient tractor lines, on a broad plateau and I wasn't tall enough to see over it all! (Oddly according to the map, the trig is also not on the highest point as there is a high point 2 m higher immediately to the east)

Good condition 2011-07-24 12:10 - TP5448 (Pilot)

FB Number: S1687   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Field not planted this year so easy access via a quick hop over the fence. In good condition, cap intact although significant erosion round base. On a broad plateau so limited views (excellent ones over Berkshire from adjacent Wayfarer's Walk) - but as Hampshire's county top it's a shame there's not more of a view over the county!

Destroyed 2011-07-19 18:30 - TP25734 (McArts Fort )

FB Number: 3055   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Lovely circular walk following the waymarked route from Belfast Castle with a work colleague, on a sunny Belfast evening. Great and very far reaching views of the city and coast, but no trig. [FB for logging purposes only].

Couldn't find it 2011-07-07 13:00 - TP7815 (Brant Fell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Recorded on my (old) 1:25k map of the area but couldn't find any evidence on ground. Listed on the OS database as a bolt, last maintained 1976, not destroyed, at 190m. Visited as a minor detour whilst completing an excellent walk the length of the Dales Way. Stunning views the length of Windermere and surrounding fells, and well worth the easy climb even if no evidence of any survey point.

Destroyed 2011-06-22 19:50 - TP7403 (Divis)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 0/10

If a trig was ever here it isn't now, but it would be a good location. An excellent, if rather more energetic, add on to a visit to Black Mountain - well worth it as superb views, including sun setting through a fantastic cloudscape over Loch Neagh. Belfast must have superb mobile telecomms given the number of masts on this and surrounding hills. Edit 8 Nov 2011 - according to the Irish trigpointing site, the original Divis Triangulation Pillar was removed in the 1970s to install telecomms equipment, and is now in corner of the car park of the OSNI HQ (as was) at Stranmillis Court, off the Stranmillis Road in Belfast. It lost its FB in the move - was OSNIBM 2073, but has been replaced by a replacement bracket, numbered OSBM 3211, probably for aesthetic purposes (possibly previously located on a bridge in Fermanagh).

Damaged 2011-06-22 19:20 - TP7401 (Black Mountain North)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

An unexpected opportunity - loaned some wheels whilst working in Antrim so came up here on a long Irish summer's evening - weather ranging from brilliant sunshine through heavy showers with a howling gale! But the moderate effort to get here repaid many times over with superb views - Belfast in sunshine framed by a complete rainbow; Mournes; Ards peninsula; Strangford Loch; Larne and the coast north of it; possibly the north coast and definitely Scotland. The only sadness was the state of the trig - large chunks out of top and sides; spider still in place (just) but FB hacked out - vandals....

Slightly damaged 2011-06-19 11:50 - TP6616 (Turf Hill)

FB Number: S5550   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Filling time whilst waiting for Old Man's appointment at Frimley Park hospital to complete (also saved on their car parking charges!) All corners gone and significant chunks out of top edge, and plug missing but otherwise OK. No views and lots of litter around. But peaceful spot despite proximity to A30, new fences and kissing gates around, and is a local Nature Reserve.

Good condition 2011-06-18 16:30 - TP5334 (Peacocks Farm)

FB Number: S6253   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a circular walk from Balls Cross and Ebernoe. Trig easily accessible - buried deep in hedge but in vgc. Overcast (and very heavy showers during the afternoon) but 180 deg views to the east, and the interest of the air traffic beacon behind.

Good condition 2011-05-28 17:15 - TP2813 (Douai)

FB Number: S5545   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A drive by, but en route home from a 9 mile walk further north so didn't feel too guilty. Prickles have been cut back so easy to access. Distant views of the Downs to the south, and Douai Abbey is very striking. Trig in good condition complete with plug.

Toppled 2011-04-30 11:45 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Toppled   Score: 2/10

Annual return visit - at least the views make up for the sorry state of the trig!

Slightly damaged 2011-04-29 17:15 - TP6205 (Stokeford)

FB Number: S6039   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Very sad little trig, leaning over and would not take much of an impact to see the end of it. Fortunately Royal Wedding bank holiday so road totally deserted and thus an opportunity for a good look. Free of vegetation, FB is visible, but no plug.

Good condition 2011-04-29 17:00 - TP7059 (Wool Camp)

FB Number: S6075   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drove up and down the road twice before resorting to the GPS to find this one - very well hidden by a very prickly gorse bush, but once located is easily accessible from the ROW between the road and the tank training ground. Royal Wedding bank holiday so no military activity. Trig missing plug but otherwise in good condition, FB easily visible

Good condition 2011-04-29 14:00 - TP5677 (Ridge Way)

FB Number: S6074   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Like desparate dan I agree arriving by car feels like cheating, but on this occasion we walked up from Higher Bockhampton. Good condition with plug in place, thanks to whoever has completely cleared the trig of ivy, and easy access from the road. A bit hazy so views not great (undoubtedly the great smog which has alledgedly afflicted these isles lately in all our great weather!).

Good condition 2011-04-28 17:00 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

FB Number: S2578   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Annual return visit. Still in good condition, and great day so excellent views. Bluebells and wild garlic in Polar Wood were spectacular, a lot earlier this year due to the recent hot weather.

Slightly damaged 2011-03-02 12:30 - TP5689 (Rippon Tor)

FB Number: S3457   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Wall to wall blue sky so great early spring day with fab views. Condition of trig and shelter as previously recorded. A bit disconcerted when the rangers set the moor on fire just after we had walked up the path - very impressive blaze!

Good condition 2011-02-28 15:15 - TP1822 (Butterdon)

FB Number: S3429   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Beautiful and very quiet spring day on Dartmoor. Second trig of the day having come up the other side of the Erme via Henlake Down. Great views over South Hams / Plymouth Sound

Good condition 2011-02-28 12:30 - TP3732 (Henlake Down)

FB Number: S3420   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Trig is in good condition, complete with plug, but almost totally overgrown by brambles, with no immediate view. (Thanks to whoever hacked the route through to it!)

Destroyed 2011-02-06 15:45 - TP6164 (Staple Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Driven past here on the M3 on a weekly basis thinking it was a good place for a trig but seeing none on the map; now I know why (replaced by a buried block April 1959 so long gone). Visit to a gallery in Chobham followed by a walk from the adjacent car park, to Burrowhill, Longcross, the railway line and a monument to Queen Victoria reviewing 8,000 troops which must have been some sight.

Good condition 2011-01-29 14:15 - TP6781 (Weavers Down)

FB Number: S1677   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Firing going on on the Borden ranges north of the A3 but fortunately quiet at this trigpoint! Has been hit by something on the N edge resulting in a missing chunk and a slight crack, but otherwise in good condition. Great views to the south. (Nearby Deer's Hut in Griggs Green also a nice pub!)

Unreachable but visible 2011-01-03 15:30 - TP2054 (Cauldham Farm)

FB Number: S1791   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

En route home from completing the North Downs Way. Viewed from adjacent bridleway as field fully planted.

Good condition 2011-01-03 12:15 - TP5909 (Shakespeare Cliff)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

This is some location, and a special trig as we have finally finished the North Downs Way after 3.5 years! Excellent views if you don't suffer from vertigo, particularly over Samphire Hoe. Trig in good condition.

Good condition 2011-01-02 16:10 - TP2821 (Dover Hill)

FB Number: 11112   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fantastic sunset and views over Folkestone - cattle presumably been taken in for winter. In good condition and easily accessible.

Destroyed 2011-01-02 16:10 - TP10071 (Dover Hill)

FB Number: S1790   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Not convinced by the nearby 'base' - I'm going for destroyed. [FB for logging purposes only].

Slightly damaged 2011-01-02 14:45 - TP2141 (Cheriton Hill)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Clear day so spectacular views of the coast and particularly the Channel Tunnel operations - train spotting seriously detained our NDW walk. Never seen a cylindrical trig point before.

Good condition 2011-01-02 12:00 - TP6507 (Tolsford Hill)

FB Number: S1787   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Penultimate day of walking the North Downs Way. Clear day so great views all around, although adjacent bridleway is very chewed up by offroaders. Very interesting concrete radio mast design nearby.

Unreachable but visible 2010-12-30 16:15 - TP5696 (Riversdown)

FB Number: S1657   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Drive by en route back from walk from Warnford. In middle of field fully planted with crops and also getting rather dark, but fulfils my criteria of visibility from nearest right of way (in this case the public road)

Good condition 2010-12-30 15:15 - TP3089 (Exton)

FB Number: S1532   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Warnford via a very good pub lunch in Exton (the Shoe). Misty so views not great but trig in good condition. Interestingly, 'N Miller' stamped on each arm of the spider - looked too neat to be vandalism. Who was this person?!

Good condition 2010-12-26 14:30 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Very snowy but sunny day (so no golfers or sheep)! But did meet a cross country skier en route from Cleeve Hill tp just to SE, and there was much evidence of snow kite boarding (thanks - your tracks were much easier to walk in!). Great views - tops of the Malverns floating above mist in the vale, very spooky .

Good condition 2010-12-26 13:45 - TP0007 (Cleeve Hill)

FB Number: S1529   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Family have lived at base of Cleeve Hill for >25 years, never seen so much snow. Felt a bit like Scott of the Antarctic reaching this but a gloriously sunny afternoon so worth the effort. Good condition, a maintained GPS trig.

Good condition 2010-12-06 12:30 - TP0889 (Arnside Knott)

FB Number: S5406   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Deep snow and very misty so none of the fabled views but fantastic rime / hoar frost sculptures on the trees. The sun broke through as we walked round the estuary back to Arnside, extremely scenic cliff edge path and views over Morecambe Bay.

Good condition 2010-11-28 12:45 - TP1443 (Blackdown)

FB Number: S1675   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Much of the country under heavy snow but only a deep frost for us (-9 dec C at 9am which is a bit chilly for the temperate SE!) So a very sunny but bitterly cold walk from Haslemere s to Blackdown (the shortest picnic on record at the Temple of the Winds, so cold!). Trees have just been cleared to the NW of this trig, opening up good views of the hills in that direction.

Good condition 2010-10-30 11:15 - TP2707 (Cwm Sanaham Hill)

FB Number: S5645   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Knighton to celebrate our wedding anniversary; beautifully sunny day and great views. Trig in very good condition except plug missing - erosion at base but doesn't seem any worse than previously recorded.

Good condition 2010-10-24 16:15 - TP3759 (Heyshott Down)

FB Number: S4055   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fabulous sunny day, great views to north, TP in vg condition bar some erosion round base. Visited whilst also following part of Goldsworthy Trail - if you like lumps of rock as interesting outdoor sculptures in an attractive setting try the latter (easy to find on google)!

Couldn't find it 2010-10-15 12:30 - TP7474 (The Helm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Visited on excellent walk of the Greendale Round. Marked on my (somewhat old) OS 1:25k, but no evidence of a trig point / couldn't find bolt. However, the fantastic views were well worth the climb up from Grasmere (even without climbing the Howitzer!).

Destroyed 2010-08-06 11:30 - TP6629 (Twyford Down)

FB Number: S4452   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Driven past here dozens of times, but this is the one to log under my 'nearest RoW' rule - day 1 of the Pilgrims' Trail from Winchester to Bishop's Waltham which skirts round this location to the north / east. An otherwise trigless but enjoyable three day walk ending at the Historic Dockyard and Spinnaker Tower in Portsmorth

Good condition 2010-07-31 15:30 - TP4177 (Kettlebury Hill)

FB Number: S6250   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good views - wonderful english summer's day - rain the previous night had cleared the dust so the damage from recent heath fires across Frensham Common very evident

Good condition 2010-06-18 16:00 - TP2393 (Coombe Farm)

FB Number: S3989   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited whilst walking NDW on a lovely sunny day so great views. Condition as previously recorded. Accessible over a barbed wire fence but the farmer seems to have anticipated this and built in a semblance of a stile. Field now used as cow pasture.

Couldn't find it 2010-06-18 11:00 - TP6849 (Westwell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

Spent some time looking for this whilst walking the NDW but couldn't find it. Wish I'd read the website before we went!

Slightly damaged 2010-05-29 13:30 - TP7678 (Slieve Donard (New))

FB Number: 3087   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Thanks to kryten2*4p for putting this on the database so I too can log our visit. Sadly chose to climb Slieve Donnard on a freezing cold, wet and cloud bound day so absolutely no views. Will have to go back as otherwise had an excellent long weekend's walking in NI (rest of our time there wall to wall blue sky - very perverse!). Go! [For the record also climbed Carrauntoohil 19 June 2002 but didn't find a trig up there].

Toppled 2010-05-01 11:00 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Toppled   Score: 2/10

Have been walking exactly the same walk from Studland to Corfe, on Bank Holiday Saturday, with same core group of friends, for over 20 years. When we started in the late 80s this trig was standing in a field - sadly no more. (Walk the same way back, boring as we are, so technically visited it twice).

Good condition 2010-04-30 16:00 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

FB Number: S2578   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

With the Old Man and Sis#1 on a gloriously sunny afternoon so excellent views up and down the coast. Been here on the same date several times over the years - bluebells in Polar Woods to the north much later this year. (PS if you walk from the road its an easy stroll!)

Good condition 2010-03-31 11:30 - TP3328 (Garth Mountain)

FB Number: S7338   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to visit if you happen to have hired Garth Iwrch for a week. Otherwise a straight forward walk up from the road to the west, or along the ridge from the lakes to the north, with gates all the way (no barbed wire). Great views across the Conwy Valley.

Good condition 2010-03-29 13:30 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)

FB Number: S1627   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Go on a Monday in March when everything else is closed and there's no-one around! Substitute for climbing Snowdon as too much snow, but wall to wall blue skies and fantastic views of it instead.

Good condition 2010-01-24 12:00 - TP5871 (Sellet Hall)

FB Number: S5399   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy access from RoW immediately to the north. Excellent views (even on an overcast day in January) for such a small hill and minimal effort.

Good condition 2009-11-14 15:00 - TP1109 (Beacon Hill North)

FB Number: S4224   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walking the Durham Heritage Coast Path from Crimdon to Seaham so a welcome break here. A very clear day so great views up and down the coast (but no cattle!).

Slightly damaged 2009-10-25 15:30 - TP4899 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S6207   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Blowing a gale and raining so fabled views not apparent, although stunning autumn tree colours on the route up through the woods. Worth the visit as monument is interesting, and never seen a trig like this one before - took some time to find it!

Good condition 2009-10-13 11:45 - TP5828 (Sca Fell)

FB Number: S1537   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

At last, made it to England's highest summit after more than half a century! Walked up from Wasdale via Lingmell Gill, back down via the Corridor Route and Lingmell Beck underneath Great Gable. Clear day so excellent views, although very busy.

Good condition 2009-10-04 15:00 - TP5170 (North Park)

FB Number: S4057   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a circular walk from Littlehampton, which later included a paddle in the sea. Rather sad little trig, in the middle of nowhere but in reasonable condition.

Good condition 2009-09-19 09:45 - TP0010 (Rowdow Hill)

FB Number: S2034   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Very early in the day (for us) on a North Downs Way walk from Otford to the Medway Bridge. Surrounding trees completely obscured the view and a grey day to boot - not my favourite trig.

Good condition 2009-08-29 15:30 - TP4287 (Knockholt Beeches)

FB Number: S3358   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second trig of the day on this leg of our NDW walk (actually just off it but easy both to find and access from the path just to the S). Good condition and mostly cleared of vegetation, but lacked extensive views

Good condition 2009-08-29 11:00 - TP1536 (Botley Hill)

FB Number: S2851   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Minor detour from our NDW walk. Viewed from the road as still had a lot of miles to do that day and didn't fancy an early encounter with barbed wire. Not the most exciting views anyway! (PS the Old Man would say he also encountered a strange woman at this trig - me - given my odd obsession with them!)

Unreachable but visible 2009-07-12 14:15 - TP5551 (Quarley Camp)

FB Number: S1692   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

On a long walk from Amport (since this is not on the Am and demonstrably not a port we are unsure of the origin of its name!). Decided not to leave the adjacent ROW since we were already struggling with shoulder high oil seed rape and a complete absence of waymarking, without adding trespass to our list!

Good condition 2009-05-30 15:00 - TP5207 (Oakshott)

FB Number: S1667   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Been here several times over the years (the pub at Steep is a good draw with a stiff walk uphill afterwards to burn off the calories) - delighted to see that the vegetation has been cleared and the views to the north opened up (even if the A3 turning to Borden wouldn't qualify as a beautiful sight!). Some very interesting (rare breed?) sheep on site, according to the notices they are charged with lawn mowing duties!

Toppled 2009-05-02 11:15 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Toppled   Score: 2/10

Annual visit - and good weather as ever. Also on 3 May 2008, 5 May 2007, 29 April 2006, 30 April 2005, 1 May 2004.

Good condition 2009-05-01 16:30 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

FB Number: S2578   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Annual visit to see the bluebells. Once again glorious weather and views.

Good condition 2009-03-07 14:30 - TP4803 (Middle Hope)

FB Number: S3269   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The Old Man has a thing about going to the seaside on his birthday, and as we were in Bath this was the nearest place. Very misty and rather cold, but could still glimpse the Welsh coast; trig is in good condition, and there's a good circular walk from the car park, round the point, NE up the coast to a small shingle beach and back along the downland to the car.

Good condition 2009-02-14 11:30 - TP5210 (Ockley Hill)

FB Number: S3333   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

First trig of 2009, and a walk to celebrate Valentine's Day (beats roses any time for me!). Passed on our NDW walk from Merstham to Oxted - trig was at the top of an exceptionally muddy hill, two steps up and one step back. Great views to the south.

Good condition 2008-10-12 16:30 - TP1693 (Broughton Down)

FB Number: S2622   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Found on a circular walk from Broughton, and compensation for failure to find S2624 a few miles earlier. In unplanted field so easy to access. Great stone mushroom sculptures further down the Clarendon Way back into Broughton

Couldn't find it 2008-10-12 14:00 - TP4167 (Kentswood)

FB Number: S2624   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Sadly we failed to find this trigpoint during a circular walk from Broughton. (This was before I discovered this web site which would have helped us greatly). Nice walk, lovely sunny day, great views so not all lost!

Unreachable but visible 2008-09-28 18:00 - TP2134 (Cheesefoot Head)

FB Number: S1628   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 8/10

Great downland views, beautiful day. However, field planted up so viewed from road.

Destroyed 2008-09-28 16:30 - TP0309 (Lane End Down)

FB Number: S1629   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 5/10

Like others before us we found no trace of this trig. Still it was a wonderful 13 mile walk on a clear blue sky day with great views (and a subsequent trig at Cheesefoot Head) so I guess we could live with one that got away.

Couldn't find it 2008-09-20 16:30 - TP6695 (Waden Hill)

FB Number: S2414   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Very sorry we didn't know about this database before going looking for this trig, as we approached from the Avenue side and couldn't find it. Will have to try again - should not be difficult as the surrounding countryside is great walking territory and will readily tempt us back

Good condition 2008-09-19 18:30 - TP5514 (Poulton Downs)

FB Number: S6210   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On a circular evening stroll through the Ogbournes St George and St Andrew. Has to be one of the muddiest trigs we have visited, and in thick vegetation so no immediate views, but in good condition. Recommend the pub in O St G for its tolerance of muddy boots!

Good condition 2008-06-22 11:00 - TP4391 (Leckhampton Hill)

FB Number: S2432   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

At family home in Cheltenham celebrating Sis#1's significant birthday, so this walk was a treat for her. With various relatives walked along the CW from Seven Springs to Crickley Hill country park where joined by more of the clan for a huge family picnic. Trig in good condition although a weird colour, and better views from a few yards away.

Good condition 2008-05-18 16:45 - TP1105 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S4050   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I can see why the official route of the SDW skirts round the bottom of this hill - quite a hike up it and very windy on top, but what views! Good circular walk through the Hartings and Treyford before returning along the Downs. Trig in good condition.

Good condition 2008-02-16 10:00 - TP4766 (Meldon Hill)

FB Number: S3448   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Hired a very nice cottage just below this at Weddicott with a somewhat inactive group of friends, so this was a short morning stroll whilst waiting for them to get their act together. Somewhat hazy but long views. Trig in reasonable condition considering its very exposed location

Slightly damaged 2007-12-30 12:15 - TP1553 (Box Hill)

FB Number: S3358   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Been here several times over the years but this is the one to log as we did it the hard way, part of an 11 mile walk from Dorking to Merstham as the next section of our NDW jaunt (I think this is the first trig on the NDW walking W-E from Farnham to Dover). A very long walk up from the bottom, but a beautiful clear, sunny and surprisingly warm day with great views south.

Slightly damaged 2007-12-12 14:30 - TP0303 (Maybush)

FB Number: 11601   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

On a business visit to the OS, and treated to a tour of the site, including the trig. Whizzy photogrammetry, but most impressed by the map folding machines!

Good condition 2007-11-25 11:30 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

This trig is directly above our family home and tends to be the walk of choice when walking off any celebratory lunch. In this case, a morning visit to disperse the hangover following mother's 80th birthday dinner previous evening.

Slightly damaged 2007-11-24 10:30 - TP2822 (Dovers Hill)

FB Number: S5105   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

This has to be one of the slightly madder ventures in our family history - mother's 80th birthday and she decided she wanted a picnic lunch (in November!). Had a great time at Broadway Tower on a dry but overcast and very windy day - blew the beer off the picnic table! Some of the family walked there down the first section of the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden and passed this trig on the way (although I had also been in the mid 90s). Easily accessible, great views from the adjacent edge, even on a very grey November day.

Toppled 2007-09-15 14:00 - TP7431 (Greenham Common)

FB Number: S5544   Condition: Toppled   Score: 2/10

Uuum - what happened to this one?

Good condition 2007-09-15 14:00 - TP3492 (Greenham)

FB Number: S6936   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Two for the price of one (S5544 toppled alongside). On a circular walk from Greenham Common via K&A canal and Thatcham. Beautifully sunny day and great blackberrying on the common. Minor trespass onto the golf course, couldn't readily find a way off on the far (canal) side back onto the ROW when continuing our walk!

Good condition 2007-09-08 15:45 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Sis#2 birthday so another family walk to this one. Very clear day with good visibility so great views over the Severn vale.

Good condition 2007-07-31 11:30 - TP7000 (Winshields)

FB Number: S6489   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fourth and last trig on HW trail for those doing it east to west (gets lower and flatter from here to Bowness on Solway), and much the best - superb views all round. Can't quite believe we had such a clear week of weather during one of the wettest summers on record in Britain. Must have done something right!

Good condition 2007-07-30 15:00 - TP5878 (Sewingshields Crags)

FB Number: S6653   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Third trig on Hadrian's Wall and second in one day for us. Fantastic views. Wish I'd known at the time it is owned by the School of CivEng and Geosciences at Newcastle Uni - the geosciences bit is my alma mater (probably explains my obsession for these things) so would have paid it especial homage

Good condition 2007-07-30 10:15 - TP4416 (Limestone Bank)

FB Number: S6659   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Contrary to Peripatetic, we braved the wind and were walking HW trail east to west so this was the point it got interesting. Second trig in this direction; no cows, clear day and great views to the north (we debated whether we were looking all the way to the Cheviots)

Good condition 2007-07-29 12:15 - TP4822 (Military Road)

FB Number: S6623   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Between a busy road and a pine forest with no views to speak of. Only redeeming feature is that it is the first trig you come to on an east - west traverse of Hadrian's Wall National Trail.

Good condition 2007-05-06 14:30 - TP5676 (Riddles Down)

FB Number: S3365   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Officially this is the only trig on the whole 150 mls or so of the London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP) - we know, we tested this out over a year or so and it's an excellent walk despite lack of trigs! Visited on a nice sunny day whilst completing the 15 mile section from West Wickham to Coulsdon. Right by the path with good views of the local downs

Good condition 2007-03-26 11:30 - TP12189 (Cheltenham Cemetery Church Spire)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Father's funeral - but as a geologist, mining engineer, and lifelong walker and map enthusiast he would have loved being sent on his way via an IS!

Good condition 2007-03-09 11:30 - TP0352 (Wroxall Down)

FB Number: S2517   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from Ventnor - rather a steep climb! Rather cluttered with ancient radio masts, but great views - watched the boats moored in the Channel queuing to get into Southampton docks. Continued a few miles along the top, then dropped down to return through the Landslip and Bonchurch to the start, a nice circular 5 miles or so.

Good condition 2007-03-07 15:30 - TP0864 (Appuldurcombe Down)

FB Number: S2520   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Another IoW example of the trig point / radio mast combo. Circular walk from Godshill via a pig farm with attendent llamas (or maybe alpacas), rather spectacular old gate, pub in Wroxhall, a lot of mud and Appledurcombe House. Steep climb up the hill but a beautiful sunny day with spectacular views.

Good condition 2007-03-05 15:00 - TP6127 (St Catherines Hill Isle Of Wight)

FB Number: S2521   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Does the IoW have the highest concentration of trigs / sq m of land I wonder? Our second for the day (and yet another IoW radio masts / trig combo) en route back from lunch in Whitwell to Niton via the Pepperpot. Wall to wall blue sky so great views but a howling gale, surprisingly difficult to stay upright.

Good condition 2007-03-05 11:00 - TP2747 (Dean Farm Whitwell)

FB Number: S2522   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Hired a cottage at St Catherine's Point for a week - wonderfully sunny day so walked up here via Niton en route to the pub in Whitwell for lunch. Yet another IoW radio mast / trig point combo. Accessed up the field boundary from St Rhadegund's Path (to the east), what a great name. Being early in the year not significantly overgrown, but not great views either

Unreachable but visible 2007-03-04 14:30 - TP4943 (Mount Joy)

FB Number: S2479   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

The only trig we visited in a week on the IoW which didn't come accompanied by a radio mast! Walked up the ROW by the cemetery, but didn't climb the fence so viewed from afar. Rather grey day but views over Newport. Had rained heavily in morning, so subsequent walk skirting Carisbrook Castle was exceptionally muddy.

Good condition 2007-02-10 11:45 - TP1095 (Beacon Camp)

FB Number: S1682   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Circular walk to Burghclere from Beacon Hill car park, so decided to climb up to the trig point by way of a warm up. Very interesting, including Lord Carnarvon's grave. Beautiful sunny day, fantastic views and the snowdrops on the subsequent walk were spectacular

Good condition 2007-01-13 14:30 - TP3985 (Holtham)

FB Number: S1670   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from the Pub with No Name (great place, excellent lunch), via Hawkley. Very grey and windy day so views not great. Trig easily accessible (nothing of note in field) and in good condition. Nearly got shot on the way back to the car (whilst on a right of way!), fortunately something which has happened to me only once in 30 years of walking.

Unreachable but visible 2006-11-04 14:00 - TP1561 (Bradmer)

FB Number: S1739   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Up north for a works do; Old Man decided he wanted to see Sherwood Forest so took a circular walk from Edwinstowe via this trig point and the Major Oak. Decided not to trespass so (easily) viewed from the road. Major Oak now surrounded by railings and held up by serious ironwork; Old Man struggles to believe I and sisters climbed all over it growing up in the area a long time ago! Last trig before a knee op put me out of action for some while.

Good condition 2006-10-13 13:00 - TP6001 (Skiddaw)

FB Number: S1543   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Intended to climb Sca Fell but the clouds were down so opted for the safer motorway up the east side of Skiddaw. Rewarded for our efforts by the cloud completely lifting as we reached the summit and stunning views. Took the significantly more challenging route down the west side and a quiet walk along the lane through Millbeck and Applethwaite back to the car.

Good condition 2006-09-23 12:30 - TP3742 (Hergest Ridge)

FB Number: S8181   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Another family outing for a long weekend in Lyonshall, this time to celebrate one of my big birthdays. With Old Man, Sis#1 and three cousins on a walk from Stanner, with a pause whilst skirting Hanter Hill to watch the fire brigade tackling a moorland fire, before enjoying excellent all round views from here.

Couldn't find it 2006-08-19 16:00 - TP2984 (East Hill)

FB Number: S5284   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 2/10

A dnf, but having since read the other logs I'm not surprised. Nevertheless, a good walk through the country park along the coast from the east via the Saxon Shore Way and back by an inland route. Also good views from the adjacent open area down over Hastings.

Good condition 2006-05-26 14:15 - TP2802 (Dog Kennel Hill)

FB Number: S3349   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Slight diversion from our second section of the London LOOP from Chigwell to Purfleet. Trig is unremarkable but readily accessible on the side of a golf course. The more entertaining aspect of this weekend was staying a Friday night in a very dodgy hotel on the A12 just outside Romford where we were well at odds with the majority of the clientele!

Good condition 2006-04-15 15:30 - TP5486 (Pole Hill)

FB Number: S3276   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Slight but very worthwhile detour off our first section walking the London LOOP from Elstree to Chigwell over an Easter weekend. Wonderful views on a sunny day down over London, and marks increased for proximity of meridian pillar.

Good condition 2006-03-19 08:00 - TP5674 (Richmond Park)

FB Number: S3264   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Used to be my local trig when I lived in London. Been many times but this one is for the record as I was training for a half marathon and used it as an excuse to stop for a breather. (Also possibly the earliest trig I have ever bagged in the day as had to get the running over before the park got too busy). Wonderful sunny and quiet Sunday morning, great views from nearby down over Kingston and Ham towards the river.

Good condition 2005-12-31 14:00 - TP1701 (Brown Clee Hill)

FB Number: S4545   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fantastic views on a very clear December day, including the Malverns and beyond - so sorry to hear the trig has since gone since it could have happily shared with the toposcope, it's not like there was a shortage of space! Up from Clee St Margaret, along via Clee and Abdon Burfs, and returned by Abdon village

Good condition 2005-12-27 11:30 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With Old Man and Sis#1 walking off christmas excess in a snowstorm and zero vis. Luckily know the area well and therefore able to follow the Cotswold Way to Seven Springs, from where rescued by father and Sis#2.

Slightly damaged 2005-11-06 15:45 - TP4093 (Hydons Ball)

FB Number: S5653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Walked up from Winkworth Aboretum via the White Horse in Hascombe. Gloriously sunny day, good views to the south. Sat on Octavia Hill's seat for a cuppa.

Good condition 2005-09-29 13:00 - TP3194 (Flamborough)

FB Number: S6327   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Father's 80th birthday week celebrations had moved on to Bridlington, our old family home. Sis#1 and I on a walk from Bempton to Sewerby, excellent views and some seriously odd statues en route. Minor trespass onto golf course but no problem, trig well cared for.

Good condition 2005-09-24 11:00 - TP0829 (Alport Heights)

FB Number: S1547   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Entire family decamped to a large house on the Chatsworth Estate to celebrate father's 80th birthday. With 10 family members so didn't feel breaking into the compound was appropriate (you are never exempt from a mother's telling off in my experience, irrespective of her or your age!). Beautifully sunny day, so great views from surrounding area.

Good condition 2005-09-18 15:30 - TP4820 (Miles Hill)

FB Number: S5542   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short walk from Fleet Pond to Miles Hill and then along the canal. In gorse / heathland but with great views of Farnborough airfield, and a pleasant local nature reserve en route.

Good condition 2005-07-30 16:00 - TP0307 (Farley Mount)

FB Number: 11621   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Adjacent to a monument to a horse that fell in a chalk pit and survived - must have made good 'uns in those days! Walked from King's Somborne - fantastic fields of blue flowers and excellent views en route.

Good condition 2005-04-16 16:45 - TP6144 (Stagbury Hill)

FB Number: S2726   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

End of a 10 mile walk from Brook via Minstead and Cadnam. Some rather challenging route finding to reach the underpass under the A31 and in the forest (had to resort to the compass!). On a small hill in typical New Forest heathland, good condition

Good condition 2005-04-09 15:00 - TP2924 (Dunley Wood)

FB Number: S3778   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Circular walk from Shere, found after a very steep but fortunately short climb up the side of the North Downs. Next to water storage reservoir, in good condition but totally surrounded by trees so no views

Good condition 2005-03-26 10:30 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parents' golden wedding anniversary and a beautifully sunny day. Family home full of relatives so we decamped to stay at the Rising Sun just below this trig and walked up to enjoy the views after breakfast.

Good condition 2005-03-13 16:00 - TP3576 (Halnaker Hill)

FB Number: S4110   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

According to my diary, my 100th trigpoint (although only 86th to be logged as I have misplaced all my early records, hopefully they will turn up in the next house move). From Eartham Woods via Boxgrove - trig very overgrown, but excellent views from the adjacent well restored windmill including Chichester Harbour and the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth

Good condition 2005-02-20 12:15 - TP3265 (Froggetts Farm)

FB Number: S1813   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Forest Green en route to a very good lunch at the Scarlett Arms in Walliswood. Back via Ockley and an awful lot of mud. Trig in hedgeline in good condition, pasture clear of animals in winter. Led my walking group round the same route 6/3.

Good condition 2005-02-06 15:30 - TP5193 (Nower Wood)

FB Number: S3363   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Old Man on a course on restoring historic buildings, so I'm off with friends for a walk from Epsom Downs via Tadworth and Headley, back via Oyster Hill. Trig easy to find in Feb, and in good condition, but surrounded by trees so zero views.

Good condition 2005-01-22 10:30 - TP5633 (Reigate Heath)

FB Number: S3337   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Behind the golf club house, not difficult to find and panoramic views of the North Downs. Start of walk to Brockham and Skimmington. Very sunny, clear blue skies but bitterly cold. Returned the following week (29/1) to lead my walking group round the same route.

Good condition 2004-12-29 16:30 - TP0004 (Danby Beacon)

FB Number: S4255   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Drove up here having seen it from Danby Rigg earlier in the day (rather difficult to miss given the white paint). No-one else around; bitterly cold, but great views, absolutely clear skies and a stunning sunset

Good condition 2004-12-29 11:45 - TP2728 (Danby Moor)

FB Number: S4254   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Danby Lodge via Little Fryup Dale, impressive ruins of Danby Castle and lovely pack horse bridge. Wonderfully sunny day and great views from the top.

Good condition 2004-11-02 17:30 - TP4632 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S2711   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On honeymoon in the New Forest, and after our failure to find the trig on Tennyson Down this otherwise rather insignificant trig has a special place for us as the first one of our married life! I'm not sure the Old Man approved of my crawling under a barbed wire fence but we are still married! Fabulous sunset which ups its marks.

Destroyed 2004-11-01 14:00 - TP3783 (High Down)

FB Number: S2509   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

On honeymoon in the New Forest so took the ferry over to Yarmouth and walked down the river to Freshwater Bay and round the coast to Colwell. Supposedly the first trig of our married life but found it had gone (although the good views remain)!

Good condition 2004-10-30 15:00 - TP9138 (Tylney Hall Belfry)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

How could I not log this - the location, date and time of our wedding reception! Not as old as you would think - the site has a very chequered history, but the current building dates only from c 1900, allegedly by the person who invented the petrol pump but this may be a local myth.

Remains 2004-10-30 11:30 - TP21377 (Crondall Church Tower Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 10/10

All Saints' Church: Stood underneath this to get married. Now amuses us greatly that we managed both to get married and hold our reception underneath IS! Beautiful Norman church, one of Simon Jenkin's '1000 Best Churches in the UK'. Tower had to be rebuilt in 1659, and the bells rehung in 2000. The tower now accommodates a very fine team of bell ringers on high days, holidays and Monday evenings! Update 2 Jan 2016: according to a local bell ringer, the vane is now in the bell chamber, having being damaged beyond repair and resurrection. Apparently it was very impressive: I have an invite to go and see it, so hopefully will provide a photo in due course.

Good condition 2004-07-25 14:00 - TP6199 (Stoke)

FB Number: S1701   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My diary is unusually and sadly enigmatic on this one, recording only 'Hurstbourne Tarrant TP 1701'. I must have been there to record the FB number, but I have no idea by what route I arrived or left, or who I was with!

Couldn't find it 2004-07-17 18:00 - TP3975 (Hollyberry End)

FB Number: S3086   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

A dnf as sadly had not discovered this database in 2004. Spent some time hunting up and down the hedge but didn't want to trespass too close to the farm. Very nice walk from Meriden on a sunny evening. Meriden claims to be the centre of England (it has a monument to this effect); as this is the closest trig to Meriden I conclude it must be the most central one in England?

Good condition 2004-07-11 17:30 - TP1073 (Barton Stacey)

FB Number: S1652   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Right on the side of the road, so a drive by en route home from a good walk round from Wherwell through Chilbolton, Cottonworth and Goodworth Clatford (what a great name!). Huge fields of sunflowers

Good condition 2004-06-12 16:30 - TP5918 (Sharpes Farm)

FB Number: S2619   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Continuation of our walk from Mottisfont and Michelmersh, overcoming various challenges including a field of sweetcorn and a very confusing diversion round a brick works. Unexceptional trig in middle of field but in good condition. Ended the day by visiting the Mottisfont roses early evening - wonderful scent so very well worth while

Good condition 2004-06-12 14:00 - TP4788 (Michelmersh)

FB Number: S2606   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approach with some caution as right on the edge of a working quarry. Good condition, some views but not on the highest point. Circular walk from Mottisfont en route to Michelmersh and beyond.

Unreachable but visible 2004-05-31 12:15 - TP6286 (Swinford Farm)

FB Number: S6758   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

My rules allow me to log a trig if I am on the nearest ROW - in this case on the Thames Path looking up at this one. However, worthy of logging as we saw no other trigs on the whole of the 184 miles of the TP - I guess this is what you should expect if you choose to walk down a river valley!

Good condition 2004-05-22 12:30 - TP0316 (Butser)

FB Number: S1501   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the car park east of War Down (NE corner of the park) which is free; circular walk on a lovely sunny day via the visitor centre and Butser Hill so great views and lots of kite flying. West off the hill down a ferociously steep bridleway and then looped back via Weston and the scenic highlights of a caravan site and local authority gritting depot.

Good condition 2004-04-30 15:30 - TP4305 (Knowle Hill)

FB Number: S2580   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

To Studland for our annual bank holiday visit - arrived early so despite pouring rain, low cloud and a gale decided to pay a quick visit to this trig. No views so will have to go back on a clear day (ironically as we descended the hill to return via Church Knowle it stopped raining and the sun came out, turning into a beautiful evening).

Good condition 2004-03-30 14:30 - TP5395 (Pentire Head)

FB Number: S7923   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

On holiday in Rock with Godson and Farming Friends. Fabulous blue sky day so drove to Carnweather Point and set off round the SWCP to Polzeath. Such a wonderful day decided to continue all the way back to Rock which presented a challenge in later retrieving our cars from the start. Interesting stone (cf concrete) pillar in good condition; coastal views don't get much better.

Good condition 2004-02-28 14:45 - TP1899 (Candover)

FB Number: S1674   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Do not try to approach this trig from the east - the ROW is the black run of footpaths, a real scramble up it. Circular walk up the Hangar's Way from Selborne and generally round back to the SW. Trig in middle of field (uncultivated on our visit) and in good condition. First few flakes of snow fell as we visited.

Good condition 2004-02-21 15:00 - TP6781 (Weavers Down)

FB Number: S1677   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Our first visit to this trig and nearly didn't make it - unusually for us got completely lost en route and were eventually saved only by the appearance of the adjacent radio mast. Circular and rather random walk up from Liss Forest across the army ranges and back via Forest Mere, and Wheatsheaf and Chapel Commons

Good condition 2004-02-14 15:30 - TP0833 (Ambersham)

FB Number: S6289   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Had some difficulty finding this one - a very dark trig pillar hiding in a sea of heather, had nearly given up when the Old Man spotted it. Circular walk from Graffham via this and Lavington Common. Not much by way of surrounding views, but in good condition.

Good condition 2004-02-06 15:30 - TP3795 (High Neb)

FB Number: S2157   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Flooded stepping stones on the River Derwent scuppered our original walk from Hathersage, so this was a short but worthy replacement. Parked at car park to SE and climbed up the Edge (several climbers on the rocks themselves). Very overcast and extremely windy day, but good views, and an enjoyable walk if not as originally planned

Destroyed 2004-01-24 13:00 - TP6528 (Tor Hill)

FB Number: S3273   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Been up here several times but all since the trig was destroyed, sadly. On this occasion Mrs Farming Friend's significant birthday, so her, me and two other girl friends, a picnic and bottle of champagne - sunny and great views but bitterly cold so rather a short but memorable stay up there.

Good condition 2004-01-23 15:00 - TP1472 (Blagdon)

FB Number: S1516   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

One of the rare occasions when the weather failed us on a walk - very glad to find this trig as thick fog on the top of the Mendips (and pre-GPS days, so relying on a compass). Circular walk from Burrington Combe, but zero views so will have to return on a clear day

Good condition 2004-01-17 14:30 - TP0323 (Hindhead)

FB Number: S1535   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With the DG of the OS on a circular walk from Grayswood (with a few navigational challenges through the woods en route). She was pleased to see one of her survey assets, especially as it is a passive GPS trig.

Unreachable but visible 2004-01-10 00:00 - TP1831 (Bylands Farm)

FB Number: S6209   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 4/10

Good lunch at the pub in Rotherwick, but downhill after that with a very dull and muddy walk! Field planted up so viewed from the field gate.

Unreachable but visible 2004-01-01 00:00 - TP6863 (Wheston)

FB Number: S4191   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Right behind our holiday cottage. Logged on the day of a wonderful snowy circular walk down to Miller's Dale and the pub there - came across a family of mother fox and three cubs playing in the snow.

Unreachable but visible 2003-12-31 00:00 - TP7072 (Wormhill)

FB Number: S4147   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

New Year's break in the Peak District, en route back to Tideswell from shopping in Buxton and a very snowy walk round the country park there. Can't actually remember walking up to this one, so I suspect we viewed it from the road.

Good condition 2003-12-23 15:00 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Banished from under mother's feet during preparations for Christmas so walked up here - grey but very mild and clear day so great views all the way to the Clun Hills in Shropshire (I think!). Old Man took interesting approach to the stile opp Rising Sun on the way back by tripping up the pavement first and catapulting over it as a result! Fortunately not injured.

Good condition 2003-11-15 15:45 - TP0323 (Hindhead)

FB Number: S1535   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Another great late autumn very still and sunny day with the last vestiges of colour in the trees, and another opportunity to take one of our Spittys out for a spin. From Hindhead round the Devil's Punchbowl. Views to the north dotted with bonfires and a pronounced smell of smoke in the air.

Good condition 2003-10-17 19:15 - TP0330 (Trevose Head)

FB Number: S1755   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Wow, well worth the toll. On a fish cookery course in Padstow; fantastic sunny evening so decided to come up here for a short walk east along the coast path to Harlyn, across to Constantine Bay and back up the west side of the headland. Followed by the most spectacular sunset.

Slightly damaged 2003-09-27 17:00 - TP4093 (Hydons Ball)

FB Number: S5653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A drive out in one of our beloved Triumph Spitfires. To Winkworth Arboretum to look at the autumn tree colours, and then great blackberries en route through Hascombe to Hydon's Ball.

Slightly damaged 2003-09-13 13:00 - TP6549 (Totridge Fell)

FB Number: S4639   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

To Lancashire for my cousins' 40th wedding anniversary, so one day visiting Blackpool for the first time, and one day on a walk from Dunsop Bridge struggling up the very steep sides of Totridge Fell. Superb weather so worth the effort for the excellent views, especially the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Good condition 2003-08-30 10:45 - TP0741 (Blissford)

FB Number: S2704   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Sunny but breezy day so a good one for a long New Forest walk from Abbott's Well - to Pitt's Wood, Godshill, the Merrie Thought pub (good), Stuckton, Gorley (and a second pub). Some navigational challenges en route, but not in finding the trig. Good condition and views particularly NW to Salisbury Plain.

Good condition 2003-08-09 17:30 - TP3274 (Fullerton)

FB Number: S1693   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stopped off en route home from a walk from nearby Fullerton (and the Danebury Hill trig). Easy find right by the side of the road, good condition but limited views. Vodafone planning application suggests developments maybe afoot.

Good condition 2003-08-09 13:45 - TP2729 (Danebury Hill)

FB Number: S1695   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walk from West Down via Fullerton and onwards through Longstock. Very hot day with great views, Chilbottom Telescope particularly notable. Sadly also notable were the two tic bites sustained here, which subsequently landed me in hospital.

Toppled 2003-05-03 11:00 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Toppled   Score: 2/10

Sadly the first year we encountered this trig on its side some way from its position the previous year. The views are still quite good however.

Good condition 2003-05-02 14:00 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

FB Number: S2578   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Never been blown over on a walk before! From here on a circular walk to Kimmeridge in sunshine but a howling gate which the windsurfers were enjoying rather more than us. We were exceptionally cautious walking back along the coast path!

Good condition 2003-04-22 16:15 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Second trig on an excellent walk. Superb weather so excellent all round views, a surprisingly long way across the Severn Vale to Wales, Malverns etc. Huge fire started in Leckhampton whilst we were up here.

Good condition 2003-04-22 15:30 - TP0007 (Cleeve Hill)

FB Number: S1529   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Long walk on a lovely, very quiet day from Woodmancote to Winchcombe and back down the Cotswold Way to log this and the Ring.

Good condition 2003-04-13 15:00 - TP6686 (Verdley)

FB Number: S6436   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walk from Easeborne via Lodsworth, Bexleyhill and Henley. Easy find, good condition, very sunny and warm day with excellent views of South Downs

Good condition 2003-04-06 15:00 - TP1656 (Broadreed Farm)

FB Number: S4046   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walk from Rowlands Castle via Finchdene, Heberdens, West Marden and Stansted House. Very good condition, but very grey and cold day and middle of field so no views to speak of.

Good condition 2003-03-15 14:00 - TP2379 (Coneyhurst Hill)

FB Number: S1814   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Known to us as Pitch Hill. Wonderful sunny day for a walk around this area from the windmill and including Ewhurst. Good condition although a steep haul up the hill to get here. Excellent views to the south. Returned the following week (again excellent weather) leading my walking group round the route in reverse.

Good condition 2003-02-22 15:30 - TP6748 (Warren Corner)

FB Number: S1668   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Second trig on a walk on a gloriously sunny winter's day. From Oakshott (plus its trig - Wheatham Hill) via Hawkley. Slap bang on a public footpath across a arable field, couldn't have missed it if we tried. Good condition and some views south to Butser Hill.

Good condition 2003-02-22 13:45 - TP5207 (Oakshott)

FB Number: S1667   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

One of our earlier visits to this trig, on a walk from Oakshott via Hawkley. On this occasion wall to wall blue skies, but adjacent bridleway unbelievably muddy, and the vegetation hadn't been cleared at this point so no views.

Good condition 2003-02-01 12:15 - TP4377 (Laxton)

FB Number: S1567   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walk with Old Man and Sis#2 from Wellow via Kirton and Ollerton. Good job the reservior is here otherwise this trig could well have been consumed by the surrounding brickworks and quarry. Trig largely complete and with some views over Sherwood Forest but we weren't convinced it deserved the name Golden Hill!

Good condition 2002-12-28 11:00 - TP0768 (Abbotsbury Castle)

FB Number: S5769   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderfully sunny day so what a fantastic location. Great views all round, including a hunt on the next hill (no sign of the fox however!). Walked from W Bexington via trig to lunch at the pub in Abbotsbury, and afterwards St Catherine's Chapel. Base of trig quite eroded, but otherwise in good condition.

Good condition 2002-12-27 15:00 - TP3199 (Fleet)

FB Number: S6037   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Staying at Moonfleet Hotel so a short walk round from there. Nothing in field and no-one around so relatively easy access (seem to remember it was via a gate). Good condition (no plug), rather surrounded by camp sites, but good seawards views despite a rather grey day.

Good condition 2002-12-25 00:00 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Christmas Day walk with the Old Man, father and Sis#3 (who drove us up to the golf club with the hand brake on!)

Good condition 2002-11-02 15:30 - TP6844 (Weston)

FB Number: S3217   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Third trig on an extremely wet day so couldn't summon up the enthusiasm to climb the barbed wire. Trig looked in good nick but cloud down so no longer views. However all is not lost as we have now started the Cotswold Way from the other end so will return in due course.

Good condition 2002-11-02 14:30 - TP4157 (Kelston Round Hill)

FB Number: S4022   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Second trig of the day on the final part of the Cotswold Way. Had dried out in the pub over lunch but wet again within two minutes of leaving it! Good condition and easy access but cloud down so no views.

Good condition 2002-11-02 10:30 - TP3599 (Hanging Hill)

FB Number: S2572   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In Bath for the weekend so decided to walk the last section of the Cotswold Way - despite pouring rain. Started at Greville Monument and came to this trig fairly quickly. Clear of vegetation at this time of year, in good condition, but completely cloudy so no views.

Good condition 2002-09-24 13:00 - TP3724 (Helvellyn)

FB Number: S5948   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

A fabulous day, clear blue sky and unbelievable views. From Glenridding up Grizedale Beck to Striding Edge (fortunately a quiet day), lunch at the trig point, down Swirrel Edge, then via Lanty's Tarn and Keldas (from where a great view up Ullswater)

Good condition 2002-09-14 16:30 - TP5226 (Old Winchester Hill)

FB Number: S2730   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Second trig of the day having walked over from Beacon Hill via the pub in Exton. Wonderful views from the Iron Age fort at the top, on a clear afternoon.

Good condition 2002-09-14 11:00 - TP3089 (Exton)

FB Number: S1532   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Much clearer day on this visit with great views. Circular walk from Warnford via Exton, Old Winchester Hill and West Meon

Good condition 2002-08-17 17:00 - TP2368 (Combe Farm Resr)

FB Number: S2405   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With a large group on a walk from Marlborough to Ramsbury and back along above the Kennet. On top of a reservoir behind a fence, rather too surrounded by vegetation to get very close. But looked in good condition. Lovely sunny evening but views rather limited from this point.

Good condition 2002-07-27 17:00 - TP2184 (Cissbury Ring)

FB Number: S4047   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Very long circular walk which also included Chanctonbury Ring. Steep climb up, so sat on the ramparts of the fort for a much needed cuppa and great views along the coast on a beautiful evening

Good condition 2002-07-27 11:00 - TP2110 (Chanctonbury Ring)

FB Number: S4060   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Cissbury Ring on a long and very good downlands walk - later on a beautiful day, but a bit hazy at this point so views not great. Picnic lunch at the restored dewpond beyond the trigpoint.

Good condition 2002-05-25 16:00 - TP7061 (Woolbeding)

FB Number: S1676   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on a very windy day, shared the location with a group flying (or crashing) model aircraft. Walked from Woolbedding Common via Stedham Marsh to Milland and back along the Sussex Border path. Clear day so good views.

Good condition 2002-05-04 11:00 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Special mention for 2002 as this was the last time we saw this trig standing in its correct location. In middle of pasture, with great views. Only actually visited it once because of the trespass involved, remaining years viewed from field edge. I guess the farmer got fed up of other trespassers.

Unreachable but visible 2002-04-20 17:30 - TP7062 (Woolbury Ring)

FB Number: S1699   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 6/10

En route home from a long walk round Stockbridge, stopped off to collect this one. Direct walk up from the car park through NT land to the iron age fort on a beautiful sunny evening. Trig in a planted up field so viewed from afar and didn't trespass.

Good condition 2002-04-07 13:00 - TP1544 (Bow Hill)

FB Number: S4038   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from West Stoke via Kingley Vale nature reserve to Stoughton and back. Fabulous day, clear blue skies - no views from the trig itself (deep in scrub), but panoramic view over Chichester Harbour from a nearby bronze age barrow.

Good condition 2002-03-24 12:15 - TP6591 (Trotton)

FB Number: S6372   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Beautiful sunny day, circular walk from Chithurst to Trotton, Steadham Common and Iping. On heathland, easy to find.

Good condition 2002-01-20 15:00 - TP4177 (Kettlebury Hill)

FB Number: S6250   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walk up from Thursley in pouring rain and a howling gale. Conditions so bad we didn't recognise we'd been to this trig once before when we went back in 2010 - lower score on account of the weather!

Good condition 2001-12-29 11:30 - TP0964 (Baggridge Farm)

FB Number: S2485   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a new year's break in Bath. Beautifully sunny day, light covering of snow. (Diary records it looked like God had an icing sugar sprinkler, I must have been in a good mood). From Hinton Charterhouse via Wellow - very muddy in places

Slightly damaged 2001-11-10 12:30 - TP5983 (Simons Seat)

FB Number: S5294   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Staying at the Devonshire Arms, but had to drive to the Cavendish Pavillion to start this walk as the riverside path was closed due to foot and mouth. Mist swirling around us as we had lunch at the trig, but with really spooky breaks in it offering glimpses of the surrounding rocks. Fantastic autumn colours in walk back down the Wharfe.

Good condition 2001-10-28 16:30 - TP1716 (Broxhead Common)

FB Number: S1686   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unusually for us who normally walk to these things, a drive by (ie short walk from a parked car). En route back from a short walk from Hedley Down via Bramshott Court (rather an amazing pile).

Couldn't find it 2001-09-28 15:30 - TP7820 (Wansfell Pike)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Marked on my old 1:25k map - according to the OS a buried block at 483.7m, but couldn't find any evidence on the ground. Still, a nice circular walk from Ambleside via Robin Lane to Troutbeck, and back over the top with excellent views over Windermere on a very sunny afternoon

Good condition 2001-09-26 13:00 - TP2382 (Coniston Old Man)

FB Number: S5473   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With the Old Man to the top of the Old Man - from village via Coppermines, Goat's Water, Torver, lake side. Cloudy but it rose just as we got there so some views. Encouraged in my hill walking endeavours both by a group of blind people, and a group of elderly folk, both summiting during our sarnies at the top.

Good condition 2001-09-21 15:00 - TP2614 (Crooksbury Hill)

FB Number: S6512   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Birthday walk for me from Elstead via Tilford, and spookily the FB number is the first and last digits of my birthday backwards! Very quiet, sunny and warm day, enjoyed a cuppa sitting on the rather unusual surround to this trig

Good condition 2001-08-10 00:00 - TP3588 (Hameldown Tor)

FB Number: S3459   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Widecombe in the Moor, via Chinkwell Tor, Grimspound and this. Excellent views, particularly to north.

Good condition 2001-08-09 00:00 - TP2995 (East Sewer)

FB Number: S3500   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With my god-daughter and family, having been to visit Overbecks. Beautiful day with excellent views up the estuary to Salcombe, and lots of speed boats.

Good condition 2001-08-06 00:00 - TP0338 (Revelstoke)

FB Number: S3393   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Short walk from the adjacent car park, quite difficult to find as hidden in a hedge and hadn't expected the high plinth. En route to Saltram, very narrow lanes, later found myself in serious trouble from the Old Man for navigating his very smart BMW into too narrow a lane for it!

Good condition 2001-04-15 00:00 - TP4779 (Merrow Downs)

FB Number: S3779   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easter Sunday, first walk for a while due to Foot and Mouth outbreak. From Newlands Corner to St Martha's Church, found the latter open for the first time, and enjoyed its superb embroideries.

Good condition 2001-01-01 00:00 - TP4682 (Martins Low)

FB Number: S4132   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With the Old Man on a new year's break in the Peak District, driving from Grindon to Butterton. Blizzard the previous evening so very snowy scenery bathed in sunshine.

Good condition 2001-01-01 00:00 - TP3520 (Grindon Moor)

FB Number: S2616   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

En route from Grindon via Martins Low to Butterton to visit my aunt's grave. Beautiful sunny, snowy winter's day.

Damaged 2000-08-30 16:00 - TP2791 (Dizzard Point)

FB Number: S5612   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Margin note on a map: with the Old Man and godson's sister on a walk from Crackington Haven. Lovely sunny afternoon. Logging this many years later I'm surprised to see the trig survives as it had a significant lean on it!

Good condition 2000-08-28 12:00 - TP0334 (Tresparrett Down)

FB Number: S5504   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Margin note on a map. On holiday in Crackington Haven, not sure how we came to be here.

Good condition 2000-05-28 00:00 - TP3985 (Holtham)

FB Number: S1670   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Margin note on a map. Must have been there to record the FB number, but no recollection of the details, and no record either.

Good condition 2000-05-13 00:00 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With the Old Man and some work colleagues, training for the WaterAid Six Peaks Challenge a few weeks later. At the time, and surprisingly, the highest point in Britain both I and the Old Man had reached, on a very hot, sunny but hazy day (in stark contrast to our 2013 visit)!

Good condition 2000-05-01 00:00 - TP2098 (Cerne Abbas Reservoir)

FB Number: S5942   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

En route back from our annual Bank Holiday Studland weekend, detour via Cerne Abbas to walk round the giant. Seem to recall rather silly school-girlish delight discovering this trig is located off Piddle Lane!

Good condition 2000-04-29 00:00 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The one year we didn't do our traditional Studland to Corfe walk on Bank Holiday Saturday. For whatever reason, this year we completed only a short circular walk round here and Old Harry, from Studland, but at least I was able to log the trig for the first time.

Good condition 2000-04-28 00:00 - TP3585 (Hambury Tout)

FB Number: S5945   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very wet day for a walk from Lulworth to Durdle Door, passing this on our return.

Good condition 2000-03-19 00:00 - TP5210 (Ockley Hill)

FB Number: S3333   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Drive out in the blue Spitty - beautiful day, drove all the way there and back with the roof down. Great views S - even the M25 and M23 were tolerable!

Good condition 2000-02-20 00:00 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Many, many visits to this trig, but this the first I recorded, with both parents on a very sunny day whilst recuperating at their house after major surgery.

Good condition 1999-12-27 00:00 - TP1608 (Brean Down)

FB Number: S3270   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route from Cheltenham to Farming Friends in Somerset to celebrate the millennium. The Old Man took some persuading that parking on W-S-M beach is quite the norm and safe! Great fort on the end.

Good condition 1999-11-07 00:00 - TP0886 (Arncliffe Wood)

FB Number: S4413   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stayed up in Leeds for the weekend during our long stint working there; circular walk from Osmotherley via Mount Grace Priory. Very misty and damp, so no views.

Good condition 1999-07-18 00:00 - TP2173 (Church Farm)

FB Number: S4016   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My notes say 'possibly the most boring trigpoint ever collected'. It seems I am not alone in this view. A rather dull walk, even the pub was closed, disaster!

Good condition 1999-07-18 00:00 - TP6596 (Trundle Hill)

FB Number: S4044   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A drive out in one of our beloved Triumph Spitfires on a lovely sunny day. Good views of planes in and out of the airport, and the racecourse, but otherwise a rather dull walk!

Good condition 1999-06-13 00:00 - TP7061 (Woolbeding)

FB Number: S1676   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Woolbedding Common. Spectacular rhododendron banks, a glorious field of buttercups, a field of friendly white bullocks and a free range pig farm. Notwithstanding all that, I didn't record the condition of the trig!

Good condition 1999-06-05 00:00 - TP1443 (Blackdown)

FB Number: S1675   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked from Marley Common along Sussex Border Path, then back through Ferndown. Beautiful rhododendrons.

Good condition 1999-05-06 00:00 - TP6999 (Winsford Hill)

FB Number: S3943   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

With the Old Man, godson and his sister as part of the latter's training for the Ten Tours. From Tarr Steps in sunshine, but weather deteriorated after we had crossed Mounsey Hill (oddly, my maiden name!) so abandoned walk and visited trig by car.

Good condition 1999-04-25 00:00 - TP6748 (Warren Corner)

FB Number: S1668   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very steep and muddy climb up, but on a wide path through a wheat field.

Good condition 1999-04-25 00:00 - TP5207 (Oakshott)

FB Number: S1667   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First visit to this trig, at this date well buried in dense undergrowth and surprisingly difficult to find. Very muddy walk onwards to Hawkley.

Slightly damaged 1999-04-02 00:00 - TP4093 (Hydons Ball)

FB Number: S5653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

First of very many visits, on this occasion Good Friday, glorious weather, got sunburnt. My records note that we wondered who Hydon was, and are still wondering 15 years later!

Good condition 1999-02-28 00:00 - TP2480 (Crabtree Cottages)

FB Number: S3361   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First outing in the yellow Spitty following its acquisition. Side of the footpath, with cowslips coming through.

Good condition 1998-09-25 00:00 - TP6962 (Winder Hill)

FB Number: S5659   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Stopped off in Sedburgh en route from a week in the Lake District back to our work in Leeds. Circular walk anti-clockwise up from the town, very, very windy on top, trig needed an extra I in its name. Wonderful sloes on the way down at Height of Winder.

Good condition 1998-05-04 00:00 - TP0960 (Badbury Rings)

FB Number: S2567   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With the Old Man and Sis#1 en route home from our annual Studland weekend, onwards from here to visit Kingston Lacy. Two huge and remarkably complete concentric earthworks.

Good condition 1998-05-02 00:00 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

FB Number: S1505   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Annual visit to Studland, and our walk from there to Corfe and back. This particular year, 1998, the only one we actually visited the pillar in view of the trespass involved.

Good condition 1998-02-15 00:00 - TP0316 (Butser)

FB Number: S1501   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Short walk from the car park - lots of model aircraft being flown from the north side of the hill.

Good condition 1998-01-03 00:00 - TP2822 (Dovers Hill)

FB Number: S5105   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

With the Old Man on a short and very muddy walk from the car park, breaking the journey home after a New Year's visit to Stratford. Misty but good views to the NW

Good condition 1997-09-21 00:00 - TP4514 (Logmore Farm)

FB Number: S3339   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Birthday walk, short walk from Westcott, enlivened by a mountain biker who went (quite literally) over his handlebars in front of us. Fortunately only his pride hurt.

Good condition 1997-08-27 00:00 - TP5212 (Odiham Firs)

FB Number: S5845   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Old Man playing tennis, so the opportunity for a long bike ride round N Hampshire. Well hidden amongst some very old conifers; one of the beacon hills used for signalling in the days of the Armada.

Good condition 1997-08-24 00:00 - TP7102 (Yew Tree Heath)

FB Number: S2715   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Beauleigh Road station - wide open heath. Biggest problem was persuading the Old Man not to take the straight line route to the pub and thus miss the trig!

Good condition 1997-08-24 00:00 - TP0744 (Lyndhurst)

FB Number: S2716   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bank Holiday weekend in the New Forest. Not a very challenging 20 yd walk from the adjacent car park. Biggest obstacle was the foal standing resolutely in the road at the entrance to the car park and refusing to move for anyone!

Good condition 1997-08-24 00:00 - TP6280 (Sway)

FB Number: S2712   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First attempt to find this the previous day foiled by the Old Man cycling off with the maps! Returned by car for a bit of a hunt, eventually located in a gorse bush.

Good condition 1997-08-23 00:00 - TP4667 (Markway Hill)

FB Number: S2700   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a circular bike ride from Rhinefield House Hotel (where the Rev Ian Paisley was a rather loud fellow guest), via Brockenhurst and Burley. A bit of fence climbing was involved.

Good condition 1997-08-19 00:00 - TP0453 (Beachy Head)

FB Number: S1834   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited many times over the years with Putney Walking Club, including once in 1995 when we expected to lunch at the adjacent pub, only to find it burned down, necessitating a very swift transit to East Dean to make it just before closing time. On this occasion, with the Linguist, walking from Seaford to Eastbourne.

Good condition 1997-08-10 00:00 - TP5226 (Old Winchester Hill)

FB Number: S2730   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Corhampton on a very hot, sunny day with lots of harvesting going on. Met a man in a mini skirt at the trig, very odd!

Good condition 1997-08-03 00:00 - TP0307 (Farley Mount)

FB Number: 11621   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Left the Old Man putting up a fence and went for a 12 mile walk from Sparsholt with the Linguist and the Radio Presenter. Rather damp with the additional hazard of lots of nettles, and a huge pig farm for added interest.

Destroyed 1997-08-03 00:00 - TP10068 (Farley Mount)

FB Number: S1631   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 1/10

Visiting the adjacent extant pillar, would be rude not to log this but no sign of it.

Good condition 1997-08-03 00:00 - TP8982 (Farley Mount Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On the occasion of a visit to the adjacent trig. Monument to a horse which fell into a chalk pit and survived.

Good condition 1997-07-20 00:00 - TP0323 (Hindhead)

FB Number: S1535   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Outing in Clarissa the blue Spitty, and a walk round the Devil's Punchbowl, on a lovely sunny afternoon with excellent views north.

Good condition 1997-07-07 00:00 - TP2667 (Cudden Point)

FB Number: S8075   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Reading other logs I am astonished we found this, pre GPS days and most likely with only a 1:50k map. Down a very narrow, nettle ridden path in a back garden! Afterwards continued to the coast for a very cold swim, then watched a group get cut off as the tide came in!

Good condition 1997-05-05 00:00 - TP2580 (Creech Barrow)

FB Number: S2588   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very sunny Bank Holiday Monday walk on the occasion of our annual Studland visit. Walked along the ridge from Corfe, passing Grange Arch, amazing folly. Great views over N Dorset.

Good condition 1997-03-07 00:00 - TP1821 (Butter Hill)

FB Number: S5435   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The Old Man's birthday walk from Lynton via Lyn Cleeve and Watersmeet. A downpour, brilliant sunshine and a howling gale all in one day.

Good condition 1996-06-01 00:00 - TP4021 (Horsedown Common)

FB Number: S5554   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The Old Man's first trig, having met him earlier in the year, and introduced him to the joys of trig collecting. To this day he thinks I am mad, but has been remarkably tolerant over the years!

Good condition 1996-05-06 00:00 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

FB Number: S2578   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First of many visits, Bank Holiday Monday of our annual Studland outing. Bizarrely, the second occasion we arrived at a pub for lunch to find it had burned down (in this case, the New Inn in Church Knowle). It was then a long walk to the pub in Kingston!

Good condition 1995-09-16 16:45 - TP2972 (East Dean Hill)

FB Number: S5076   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited many times with Putney Walking Club over the years, but on this occasion with the Linguist on a circular walk from Alfriston, in the pouring rain.

Good condition 1995-08-05 00:00 - TP0724 (Malvern)

FB Number: 2974   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The last of several visits which started in 1990, during which Putney Walking Club house sat during my parent's world travels (very brave of them to leave us in charge!). On this occasion (as many others, when we were younger and fitter), a complete Malvern Hills E2E, on a beautifully sunny day.

Good condition 1995-08-05 00:00 - TP2127 (Chase End)

FB Number: S5030   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The last of several visits which started in 1990, during which Putney Walking Club house sat during my parent's world travels (very brave of them to leave us in charge!). On this occasion (as many others, when we were younger and fitter), a complete Malvern Hills E2E, on a beautifully sunny day.

Good condition 1992-10-24 00:00 - TP3783 (High Down)

FB Number: S2509   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Putney Walking Club w/end in the New Forest with a day trip to the IOW thrown in, walked from Yarmouth to Freshwater, then round via coast back to the ferry. Oh, the memories of youthful fitness! Pillar v definitely standing at this date - Sis#3 tried to sit on the top of it and fell off, although I don't think that incident was responsible for its demise!

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