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Logged visits for Ted Mariner

Good condition 2018-08-31 12:27 - TP0538 (Wimborne)

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

Tried to approach from the north and found the byways gated and locked. No problem from the south. Playpen overgrown but a little whacking took care of that. In pretty good condition with plate intact.

Good condition 2018-06-29 11:20 - TP7816 (Hounslow Heath Baseline North-west)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

8 out of 10 for historical significance. Parked 5 minutes away surrounded by signs threatening tickets, clamps and being towed away. Scampered across the Bath Road and located the canon and plaque easily. I visited this trig many years ago before the present level of development at Heathrow, hopefully it will remain safe for many years to come.

Cannon and plaque

Good condition 2018-06-29 09:49 - TP7804 (Hounslow Heath Baseline South-east)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

8 out of 10 for historical significance. Good to see the cannon in a tranquil location clearly being well looked after. Parked up a few meters away and strolled over to take pics and and log.

The Cannon

Good condition 2018-06-22 10:06 - TP0541 (Southampton)

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

Very prominent and hard to miss. Nice clean condition outside the old OS headquarters.

Good condition 2018-06-15 09:45 - TP10319 (Salisbury Cathedral Spire)

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

Lovely place to visit.

Good condition 2018-06-05 12:47 - TP1756 (Bugmore Hill)

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

As per previous log. A quick walk down the tractor lines to reach pillar. Nice view to the northwest.

Good condition 2018-06-01 13:40 - TP13931 (Chute Forest Church Spire)

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

Nothing to add, its still there.

Good condition 2018-06-01 13:23 - TP13930 (Chute Church Spire)

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

Nothing to add, its still there.

Good condition 2018-06-01 11:30 - TP0299 (Woodhenge)

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

One of my favourite places. Very atmospheric and worth a visit to see the childs grave. Surface block is next to the information board overlooking the Durrington Walls site.

Good condition 2018-06-01 09:08 - TP7570 (Salisbury Plain Baseline South)

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

The stone is almost unreadable thanks to the ravages of time and the awful font used. I took along a whacking stick to clear the nettles, very glad that I did. The cannon muzzle was barely visible thanks to the undergrowth in the field. Sorry to report that the pig farmer that owns the field has now erected a second barbed wire fence that makes a quick trespass almost impossible unless you want to leave portions of your genitalia behind.

Moved 2018-06-01 08:03 - TP7002 (Winterslow)

FB Number: S2604   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

A little difficult to reach through the young crop that was very wet. Pillar is safe and sound if not at the original location.

Good condition 2018-05-29 05:20 - TP21295 (Junction Mills)

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

Viewed from afar. Inaccessible.

Good condition 2018-05-15 11:00 - TP0537 (Upton Lovell)

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

I parked at the northern end of the byway and strolled to the cache. A tractor was working nearby that turned out to be the farmer and landowner. He was more than happy for me to walk to the playpen as long as I stuck to the tractor marks in the crop. Great views, particularly to the north.The top block and ID plate were unfortunately hidden by some mean looking nettles and I had no bashing implement with me so decided it best to not try to clear them. All seems to be in good order and the farmer is aware of his asset and quite proud of it.

Good condition 2018-05-06 11:30 - TP21297 (Andover Church Tower)

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

Two benchmarks, one of which is a bolt and a trigpoint all at one location. The bolt is not located on the church tower roof but is on the RH gatepost at the base of the steps. Nice location with the sound of Sunday morning hymns echoing from the church. The flagstaff can be seen and photographed as shown in the pics I've uploaded.

Church Tower

Good condition 2018-05-01 14:00 - TP7095 (Yarnbury Castle)

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

Walked up a heavily rutted track before scaling a couple of small fences to reach the earthworks. Good panoramic views and an interesting site that deserves more explanation. 3 more interesting stones dotted around that predate the trig by many years.

Slightly damaged 2018-04-26 09:00 - TP5976 (Silk Hill)

FB Number: S1923   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good condition 2017-05-18 14:00 - TP1535 (Botley Down)

FB Number: S1908   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nothing much to add. All in good condition, no change to previous logs.

©Ted Mariner
©Ted Mariner
©Ted Mariner

Good condition 2017-05-18 11:00 - TP4061 (Hungerford Waterworks)

FB Number: S6285   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As described by others below this trigpoint is located in the rear garden of a bungalow. There is no other means of access besides knocking on the door and asking politely to visit. The gentleman who lives there was very pleasant and allowed us in with no problem, He is in the middle of doing up his garden and has cleared the pillar so that is in the open and easy to view. It is in good condition. He allowed me to photograph the flush bracket but requested no pics of the pillar as it would show the rear of his property and he is concerned about security. The house owner is very proud of the trigpoint and said it was a major selling point when he purchased. He is a walker and has used trigpoints to navigate in the past. If you do visit be polite and you'll be welcomed. If nobody is home don't be tempted to find a way round, if caught you'll be spoiling it for future trig baggers.

Good condition 2017-04-17 12:20 - TP3240 (Fosbury Camp)

FB Number: S1703   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease. Parked at nearby junction and walked up hill for my last bag of the day. Easy access across the field and good views to the north.

Good condition 2017-04-17 11:35 - TP5973 (Sidbury)

FB Number: S1924   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease. Lovely place with stunning views to the north. The iron age hill fort is worth a look.

Good condition 2017-04-17 11:21 - TP6587 (Triple Plantation)

FB Number: S1928   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease. Easiest find of the day and I stopped for a breather to watch the parachutists floating down.

Slightly damaged 2017-04-17 10:59 - TP3062 (Enford Tower)

FB Number: S1944   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease. Interested to know how this came to be half buried. Hole to flush bracket was full of snails which I rehomed.

Good condition 2017-04-17 10:37 - TP25742 (Larkhill Artillery Range)

FB Number: 10193   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease. Everything in good order here.

Good condition 2017-04-17 10:13 - TP7331 (Bustard North-east)

FB Number: 10393   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease. Walked around the edge of a well signposted compound to reach the pillar. Nice views to the north.

Good condition 2017-04-17 10:03 - TP1818 (Bustard)

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

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease. Not much to report here, all in good order.

Good condition 2017-04-17 09:30 - TP4265 (Knighton Down)

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

Easter Monday outing to Salisbury plain. No red flags flying so able to drive the byways with ease.

Good condition 2017-04-11 11:30 - TP7675 (Chilbolton )

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

Drove into the observatory and went to reception to ask permission to visit and photograph.

TP6765 ©Ted Mariner

Good condition 2017-04-11 11:00 - TP4167 (Kentswood)

FB Number: S2624   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Buried in the hedgerow.

The Pillar ©Ted Mariner

Good condition 2017-04-11 10:45 - TP6771 (Watermans Field)

FB Number: S2623   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A short walk from the road and through the hedge. Not overly interesting but another one ticked off.

The Pillar ©Ted Mariner

Good condition 2017-04-11 10:00 - TP1693 (Broughton Down)

FB Number: S2622   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove up the byway and waded through the rape to reach the pillar. All good and nce views.

The Pillar

Moved 2017-03-30 14:20 - TP2453 (Cottingtons Hill)

FB Number: S1681   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

An easy drive up to Hannington Mast atop Cottingtons Hill. The trig is in a sorry state as described. The blackthorn bushes are trying to guard access but its not difficult. Good views to the north.

Good condition 2017-03-30 14:00 - TP7044 (Woodgarston)

FB Number: S1685   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the bottom of the lane and strolled up the footpath to the field. Trig was clearly visible above the crop so I stuck to the tractor lines as close as possible. All in good condition.

Toppled 2017-03-30 13:20 - TP0898 (Ashe Warren)

FB Number: S7692   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

As described by previous visitors. Still easy to find after a rapid trespass across the fields. Such a shame it hasn't been repaired and resited.

Good condition 2017-03-28 14:30 - TP6772 (Watership Down)

FB Number: S1680   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Terrific all round views and a pillar in very good condition. Enjoyed the walk along the track from the car park on a warm spring day.

Good condition 2017-02-26 08:30 - TP6710 (Wallers Ash)

FB Number: S1632   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A quick visit on a Sunday morning to bag this one. Would strongly advise contacting the friendly gun club owners before trying to find. Thanks to Carole for arranging the visit.

Good condition 2016-09-02 18:00 - TP6473 (Thurnham Court Estate)

FB Number: 3490   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A bit overcast so what would have been a good view was a bit spoilt. Easy access and a nice walk to to the pillar.

©Ted Mariner

Good condition 2016-05-23 11:00 - TP6312 (Tangley Clump)

FB Number: S1702   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in Holt Lane and followed the footpath to the nearest point to the trig. Everything in good order and the centre cap is still in place. Good views especially to the north.

Good condition 2016-05-17 14:51 - TP6857 (Wexcombe Down)

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

We drove up the byway (bridleway according to the signs but its not) to the farm yard and got permission to park there and walk the rest of the way up. Terrific views all round on a clear day. Everything in good condition.

Good condition 2015-09-23 15:56 - TP6753 (Warren Hill)

FB Number: S2569   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Terrific panoramic views on a very clear day. An easy climb up to the top.

Good condition 2015-06-02 19:30 - TP1095 (Beacon Camp)

FB Number: S1682   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A steep walk up to the hill fort but well worth it for the panoramic views. Whilst there I visited the tomb of the Earl of Caernavon and found 'The Curse' geocache. Pillar is in good condition as described in previous logs. It was very windy at the top and I was surprised at the number of people making the climb.

Good condition 2015-01-20 10:35 - TP2134 (Cheesefoot Head)

FB Number: S1628   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A cold frosty day so the field was easy to cross after hopping over the car park fence. Very good views, particularly to the North and NorthWest. Pillar is in good condition, especially the plate.

The Pillar.
The Bracket ©Ted Mariner

Good condition 2014-02-26 12:30 - TP2098 (Cerne Abbas Reservoir)

FB Number: S5942   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Some building work going on adjacent to Trigpoint. Had to climb over fence to get photographs so didn't really have time to take in the views.

Good condition 2014-01-16 10:00 - TP0307 (Farley Mount)

FB Number: 11621   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar ©Ted Mariner
Flush Bracket

Good condition 2014-01-16 10:00 - TP8982 (Farley Mount Monument)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A very interesting place with great views across Hampshire countryside.

The Monument Monument to horse which is buried underneath.

Good condition 2013-10-14 12:30 - TP3079 (Etchilhampton Hill)

FB Number: S2502   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Logged whilst passing during a geaocaching trail around Echilhampton. Lovely views over Devizes.

Good condition 2012-07-23 10:30 - TP0742 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S1504   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited on the hottest day of the year so far. Rewarded by outstanding views and buzzards riding the air currents. Terrific place.

S1504 Flush Bracket
The Trigpoint.
The view.

Inaccessible 2012-07-23 10:30 - TP8928 (Salisbury Plain Baseline North)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 8/10

8 out of 10 for historical significance. As others have said no sign of the cannon which is meant to be buried beneath the pillar or nearby.

Good condition 2012-05-26 10:45 - TP3555 (Haddon Beacon)

FB Number: S3916   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited whilst geocaching. Wonderful panoramic views on a baking hot day.

The trigpoint.

Good condition 2010-10-04 10:30 - TP6845 (Weston Down)

FB Number: S1655   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant views and an easy reach.

TP6845 Weston Down a
TP6845 Weston Down b
TP6845 Weston Down c

Slightly damaged 2010-10-04 10:00 - TP5498 (Popham Beacon)

FB Number: S1647   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Base has been exposed by ploughing. Uninspiring location with blocked views.

TP5498 Popham Beacon a
TP5498 Popham Beacon b
TP5498 Popham Beacon c

Good condition 2010-08-17 13:00 - TP6932 (Wick Down)

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

Straightforward find after an energetic walk up the hill. Had to follow tramlines in field, rewarded by decent views. Plug missing.

TP6932 Wick Down a
TP6932 Wick Down b
TP6932 Wick Down c

Good condition 2010-08-17 13:00 - TP5435 (Pickpit Hill)

FB Number: S1696   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Simple find, access easy enough but I should have left the dog at home for this one, he didn't enjoy the barbed wire fence. Good views over Ludgershall and Tidworth and an interesting military location. Plug missing.

TP5435 Pickpit Hill a
TP5435 Pickpit Hill b
TP5435 Pickpit Hill c

Good condition 2010-08-17 12:00 - TP2057 (Causeway)

FB Number: S1698   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Simple to find, hopped over barbed wire fence and 20 metre walk to trig. Uninspiring for such a lovely part of the country.

TP2057 Causeway a
TP2057 Causeway b
TP2057 Causeway c

Good condition 2010-08-12 11:30 - TP6469 (Thruxton Down)

FB Number: S1697   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the bottom of the hill and tactfully ignored the Private sign. Straightforward uphill walk to the trig to be rewarded with panoramic views on a clear day. Trig itself at edge of corn bird cover so easily photographed.

TP6469 Thruxton Down a
TP6469 Thruxton Down b
TP6469 Thruxton Down a

Good condition 2010-08-12 10:15 - TP6478 (Tidbury Ring)

FB Number: S1656   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A fair walk around the fields following the footpath and trig is on other side of hedge/fence. Found a convenient gap and took pics easily enough. Good views especially towards the North.

TP6478 Tidbury Ring a
TP6478 Tidbury Ring b
TP6478 Tidbury Ring c

Good condition 2010-08-06 00:11 - TP6199 (Stoke)

FB Number: S1701   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Now in the middle of a paddock with a newly planted avenue of trees leading up to it. Unspectacular views.

TP6199 Stoke a
TP6199 Stoke b

Damaged 2010-08-05 06:37 - TP5551 (Quarley Camp)

FB Number: S1692   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Extensive views over NW Hampshire and Wiltshire. A bit of a steep climb and some moderate trespassing involved. The pillar is quite badly cracked around the base and could probably do with some repairs.

TP5551 Quarley Camp a
TP5551 Quarley Camp b
TP5551 Quarley Camp c

Good condition 2010-08-03 13:00 - TP2729 (Danebury Hill)

FB Number: S1695   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A nice place to visit with spectacular surrounding views. Worth a walk aroud the hill fort as well.

TP2729 Danebury Hill a

Good condition 2010-07-28 14:00 - TP7147 (Basingstoke)

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

Rang in the morning and spoke to a friendly receptionist who arranged a visit for that afternoon. Well looked after and spent a pleasant 20 minutes chatting to the staff. Best to go outside of term time.

TP7147 Basingstoke FBM a
TP7147 Basingstoke FBM b

Good condition 2010-07-24 10:00 - TP7062 (Woolbury Ring)

FB Number: S1699   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A strenuous walk up the hill but not too bad. Had to climb over a barbed wire fence for a bit of minor trespassing. Only saw the private signs on the way back ;-)

TP6072 Woolbury Ring a
TP6072 Woolbury Ring b
TP6072 Woolbury Ring c

Good condition 2010-07-15 11:00 - TP0539 (Great Bedwyn)

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

Nicely located on a small roundabout in the middle of the village. Well cared for by the locals and easy to find and photograph.

TP0539 - Great Bedwyn FBM a
TP0539 - Great Bedwyn FBM b
TP0539 - Great Bedwyn FBM c

Good condition 2010-07-15 10:00 - TP0302 (Inkpen)

FB Number: 11798   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy to find and great views of Berkshire to the north and Hampshire to the south. Interesting historical location with Combe Gibbet nearby other Trigs within walking distance.

TP0302 - Inkpen a
TP0302 - Inkpen b
TP0302 - Inkpen c

Good condition 2010-07-15 09:00 - TP5448 (Pilot)

FB Number: S1687   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Difficult to find in the wheat and had to hop over fence. Worth it for the views.

TP5448 Pilot a
TP5448 Pilot b
TP5448 Pilot c

Good condition 2010-07-05 13:00 - TP7251 (Winchester (R))

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

Easy enough to find. Badly overgrown, had to do a fair bit of gardening before pics could be taken. Took several splinters away as a souvenir.

TP7251 a
TP7251 b
TP7251 c

Good condition 2010-07-05 09:00 - TP7076 (Worthy Down)

FB Number: S2970   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Plug present. Easy to access and find.

TP7076 a
TP7076 b
TP7076 c

Good condition 2010-06-29 14:00 - TP4159 (Kempshott)

FB Number: 11119   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Uninspiring location and badly overgrown with vicious thorns and brambles.

TP4159 Pass me that machete Indiana.

Slightly damaged 2010-06-28 16:30 - TP3274 (Fullerton)

FB Number: S1693   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Nice views over NW Hants. Some nasty looking cracks in the concrete at the top.

TP3274 top

Good condition 2010-06-28 15:30 - TP1073 (Barton Stacey)

FB Number: S1652   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Someone devotes time and care to this TP. Should be a little more careful withthe paint splashes though!

TP1073 Whiter than white.

Slightly damaged 2010-06-27 07:30 - TP1329 (Bere Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Have only just started out Trigpointing and I sure hope they are not all this hard to find! I have plenty of scratches to prove the effort. There is another way in to the reservoir compound to that previously described, its hard to find and involves getting on your hands and knees but is much safer than climbing barbed wire fences, contact me for directions. The pillar is heavily overgrown but looks in reasonably good condition.

Indiana Jones country, pass me that Machete.

Good condition 2010-06-26 09:00 - TP0304 (Picket Twenty)

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

Difficult to find, had to resort to OS sketch and then remove overgrowth and dirt. Found it eventually.

Rather buried.

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