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Good condition 2019-08-26 15:00 - TP2965 (East Baugh Fell)

FB Number: S5662   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Splendidly isolated stone built pillar with excellent views all round. I walked from Garsdale station across Garsdale Low Moor to the Grisedale Rd then past East House onto Grisedale Common. Took Pennine Journey path NW around Holmes Moss Hill passing Uldale House to take bridleway across the River Rawthey onto West Baugh Fell. Then it was up, up, up pretty much due South across difficult terrain, often finding myself knee deep in bog !! Stopped for a skinny dip at West Baugh Fell Tarn before continuing on to the trig pillar at Knoutberry Haw. Finally it was a case of following the wall all the way back down to the Grisedale Rd at Riggs and along the tarmac back to Garsdale station. 22.8km and m height gain. Didn't encounter another soul all day. NB If coming up from small parking spot at Riggs on the Grisedale Rd you must be on the North side of the wall before the summit (lower down the wall is broken and it is convenient to keep cross-crossing it but higher up the wall is complete and is topped with a wire fence).


Good condition 2019-07-14 18:36 - TP6856 (Wetton Low)

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


Good condition 2019-07-14 18:32 - TP3018 (Ecton Hill)

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


Slightly damaged 2019-05-06 12:10 - TP2628 (Crow Wood Farm)

FB Number: S4007   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10


Good condition 2018-08-31 11:37 - TP0944 (Aye Gill Pike)

FB Number: S5665   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10


Good condition 2018-08-05 15:00 - TP3826 (Higher Shelfstones)

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

Revisit to record GPS data


Good condition 2018-08-05 11:39 - TP2310 (Cock Hill)

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

Revisit to record GPS data


Good condition 2018-07-15 16:15 - TP3740 (Heptonstall Moor)

FB Number: S4497   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 2018-07-15 12:23 - TP1409 (Black Hameldon)

FB Number: S4491   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10


Good condition 2018-04-05 12:23 - TP4351 (Langley Green)

FB Number: S2277   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not played this game for a while as I've gone back to full-time at work and then been preoccupied with running up Win Hill come the weekends !! Not being one to follow the crowd I decided to take a slightly different route to this one. So, having parked on Church Ln I then headed SE along the A52 to Moor Ln and Long Ln.Tried to enter the field where the PROW crosses Long Ln but it was under 3'' of water so used the farm gate about 10m East of the PROW. Deviated from the PROW at the first hedge which provided useful cover as I clambered a couple of fences to reach the trig. Pillar in good condition with origin metal cap and two open sight-holes. FB faces due East. Unremarkable, gently undulating land typical of South Derbyshire. Views to South limited by hedge line. Returned to PROW then continued N, taking 2nd PROW West towards Church Ln. Was surrounded by sheep and their lambs along the way.


Good condition 2017-08-26 16:51 - TP4449 (Little Ouse)

FB Number: S7538   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visiting a friend in Cambridge who kindly decided to feed my obsession for visiting lumps of concrete. He'd done his homework and so, on the way back from visiting Denver Sluice, we parked up on White House Rd (opposite the bridge over the Little Ouse leading to Iron Bridge Farm). Having crossed the bridge we then walked NW along the top of the bank. Given the profusion of nettles below us I was not at all confident of spotting this one let alone actually reaching it. However, a very faint trod down the bank was all that was needed for me to spot it. Best guide though is to look out for an isolated group of three trees standing in the field below you, shortly after a right-hand bend in the river. The trig will then be found lurking in a bush at the foot of the embankment, directly opposite these trees. FB partially buried - had to dig it out in order to fully expose the number. Complete with original metal cap but top edge of pillar has a few small lumps out of it. Scenery rather flat in this part of the world but have awarded an extra point for the novelty of it being the lowest pillar in the country, the unexpected delight my friend seemed to share in finding this one and the fact it is my 250th extant pillar !!


Slightly damaged 2017-07-25 16:07 - TP2441 (Cosh Outside)

FB Number: S5779   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 2017-07-25 14:14 - TP4556 (Low Green Field Lings)

FB Number: S5744   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2017-07-25 11:39 - TP2060 (Cave Hill)

FB Number: S5227   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fabulous views of the Three Peaks and Ribblehead viaduct from an otherwise relatively minor hill with an added bonus of a beck cascading down the nearby Calf Holes. If only the sun would come out !!


Damaged 2017-06-18 15:03 - TP4070 (Hunter Hill)

FB Number: S4405   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-06-18 13:31 - TP3969 (Hollin Hill)

FB Number: 11178   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2017-06-18 11:56 - TP3775 (High Brown Knoll)

FB Number: S4630   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 2017-06-18 10:46 - TP4144 (Keelam)

FB Number: S4643   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10


Good condition 2017-05-28 12:20 - TP6806 (West End Moor)

FB Number: S4298   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revisit to record GPS data. Windy and misty today. Combined with a climb of The Tower.


Good condition 2017-04-23 14:07 - TP5704 (Robin Hill)

FB Number: S1724   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Continuation of a 14.5mile circuit from Ticknall.


Good condition 2017-04-23 12:09 - TP0910 (Askew Hill)

FB Number: S2237   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Continuation of a 14.5mile circuit from Ticknall. From Pistern Hill, NW along Coal Ln, across the A514 then followed bridleway to Brook St. Where Brook St turns towards Fairview Farm I continued ahead with another bridleway that follows the valley to Red Ln. Took the PROW through Sledge Wood and fields beside a small stream to emerge on Mount Pleasant Rd. Along streets of Repton to pick up the PROW leading up Askew Hill from Burdet Way. Pillar is located among nettles in a small copse just off the PROW . A few weeks later and it would have been a couldn't find it !!


Good condition 2017-04-23 10:13 - TP5456 (Pistern Hill)

FB Number: S2266   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Done as part of a 14.5 mile circuit from Ticknall. Headed South out of Ticknall along B5006 then West along Coal Ln to pick up Bridleway and FP that heads SW from the bend. Followed FP along edge of fields, turning SE where I found a suitable gap in the hedge. Quick hop over low barbwire fence and back along field edges to trig. Nice location beneath trees spoiled by the 8-10' high mound of wooden pallets and other farm rubbish.


Good condition 2017-04-18 12:04 - TP1566 (Bradwell Moor)

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

Revisit to record GPS data. A seat has been fixed to the pillar since my last visit in April 2011


Good condition 2017-04-09 15:25 - TP2114 (Chapel Hill)

FB Number: S1784   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Good condition 2017-04-09 14:03 - TP6918 (Whitley Resr)

FB Number: S4072   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-04-09 12:23 - TP6389 (The Heights)

FB Number: S1778   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up the drive to be met by a very friendly sheepdog that sat tight alongside me whilst I made a fuss of him. Owner was at work in her garden and seemed quite knowledgeable about trig pillars. After a very friendly chat permission was happily given to enter the field and visit the trig. Pillar is in good condition with metal cap and indented lettering. Good views of Victoria Tower to the west. Extra point awarded for the friendly welcome.


Good condition 2017-03-26 15:30 - TP2449 (Coton Park)

FB Number: S2263   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Good condition 2017-03-26 14:30 - TP3525 (Grove Farm)

FB Number: S2297   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Good condition 2017-03-26 13:19 - TP1532 (Borough Fields)

FB Number: S2258   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Couldn't find it 2017-03-13 14:36 - TP17491 (Went Hill Resr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10


Good condition 2017-03-13 13:59 - TP4910 (Moor Lane)

FB Number: S4246   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-03-13 13:09 - TP4055 (Hundhill)

FB Number: S4242   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-03-13 11:42 - TP1556 (Brackenhill)

FB Number: S1914   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Slightly damaged 2017-03-06 10:56 - TP3195 (Flask Edge)

FB Number: S2131   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Revisit to record GPS details. The approach was somewhat squelchy today. All sight holes open. FB facing NE. Metal cap with raised lettering. Edge of spider exposed hence recorded as slightly damaged.

Flask Edge partially exposed spider©Lost Lad


Damaged 2017-02-05 14:13 - TP5693 (Risley)

FB Number: S4623   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

You need the opposite side of the hedge to the PROW !!


Not Logged 2017-02-05 13:12 - TP5782 (Rye Hill)

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


Good condition 2017-02-05 12:07 - TP5805 (Sandiacre)

FB Number: S1641   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2017-01-23 14:56 - TP4659 (Markeaton Hill)

FB Number: S3984   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10


Good condition 2017-01-23 13:13 - TP6008 (Skitteridge Wood)

FB Number: S4006   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Good condition 2017-01-23 11:54 - TP2369 (Common Farm)

FB Number: S2271   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Thought I'd give this one another go as I was heading past on my way to bag a couple of pillars in Markeaton. Thanks to Nekyram this was relatively straightforward today. Parked in the layby and made my way through the gap in the hedge directly opposite the roadsign (didn't spot this back in june last year). Then straight up the bank, down the other side and under a small tree to the pillar. Easy when you know how !! Thanks to Nekyram for the pointer and path through the brambles. Pillar in good condition except for missing cap. FB faces SSE. Restricted views due to the terrain and those that could be had to the west were partly obscured by mist. DO NOT TRY APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTH VIA THE TELECOMS MAST as even in the winter months the brambles are horrendous !!


Good condition 2017-01-05 14:47 - TP7064 (Woolley Edge)

FB Number: S1785   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A straightforward find from the viewpoint on Woolley Edge Ln. Cross the road and enter the wood opposite then follow the obvious track South for about 0.1mile. Where this track forks, take the left branch up the hill. Keep heading up and you will soon spot the pillar above you on a rocky outcrop. All sight holes filled and resin cap. Views are limited due to trees - probably even more so in the summer months. Flush bracket faces NE. I walked down to West Bretton and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a lap of the lakes prior to bagging this pillar. In my opinion, this trig pillar was better than most things on offer in the sculpture park !!


Good condition 2017-01-02 12:48 - TP5950 (Shining Tor)

FB Number: S2773   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Re-visit to record GPS data.


Good condition 2016-12-18 14:30 - TP5712 (Rod Moor)

FB Number: S2299   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revisit to record GPS data


Not Logged 2016-11-28 15:55 - TP7177 (Cat and Fiddle)

FB Number: 11174   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 5/10

Was in the area to visit Three Shire Heads what with it being the second aniversary of my mum's passing so thought I'd have another search for this one. It's not in the main car park, it's the other side of the pub amongst a pile of rubble. Pub currently closed.


Good condition 2016-11-27 13:08 - TP6986 (Windy Bank)

FB Number: S4703   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-11-27 12:17 - TP6954 (Wilpshire Moor)

FB Number: S4560   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2016-11-13 09:52 - TP6337 (Templeborough)

FB Number: S4156   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

To be honest I'd pretty much given up any realistic hope of ever bagging this one given its location. However, quite by chance I happened to notice a couple of recent, successful logs on here and therefore decided to try my own luck. So, from the A6178 Sheffield Rd I took the now closed Grange Ln down the side of Tata Steel's Rotherham site. After crossing the yellow railed footbridge you need to continue south on Grange Ln for another 30metres or so before climbing the bank on your right (plenty of obvious trods). Now head west across the scrub towards the container depot. As you approach the container depot you will encounter plenty of wooden pallets and plastic sheeting on the ground - this is where you then need to make for the boundary fence of Tata Steel's Rotherham site where you will find two loose slats in the fence at SK 41147 91190. Having negotiated the fence your final challenge is to continue heading west whilst bashing your way through the hawthorn until the pillar finally comes into view. Winter months are definitely the time to visit this one !! For the first time ever I cheated and used my GPS to guide me in. In good condition with metal cap. FB faces NE. No views due to the saplings but I doubt they'd be particularly attractive anyway !! Retraced my steps but exited via the single gap in the fence (mentioned by Borderer) without any difficulty even though I'm not quite as slim as I used to be.


Good condition 2016-11-07 14:11 - TP1482 (Blakelow)

FB Number: S2756   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

So much for farmers being the custodians of the countryside. Someone should try telling this guy. Pillar in a field full of rusting machinery and drums of god knows what. Good views though if you can ignore the immediate environs.


Good condition 2016-10-31 13:57 - TP2150 (Chevin Hill)

FB Number: S1710   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

I don't have any evidence it's been moved within the bounds of my GPS accuracy so 'good' it is as far as I'm concerned. As mentioned by others, it is leaning somewhat and sitting amongst a heap of concrete rubble. Apart from walking up to the farmer's front door the best way to access this one is from North Lane (track) then take the PROW at SK 33737 46602 that heads SW up the hill to a covered reservoir. Where this PROW then turns sharp right (SK 33673 463366) simply continue ahead (due S) towards Firestone Hill. Very soon you will join a track and pass a couple of transmitter masts before reaching a metal gate complete with NO FOOTPATH sign. Ignore the sign, jump the gate and the trig pillar is then 20m or so ahead of you in hedge to your left.


Good condition 2016-10-31 12:29 - TP2151 (Chevinside)

FB Number: S4533   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited with kind permission of the landowner. When asked if he would mind my nipping through his yard to the trig pillar his response was "why should I mind, life's too short". If only all farmers could be like that !! He's been farming the land here for 40+ years so I guess he is used to the occasional trig hunter.


Good condition 2016-10-24 13:39 - TP5221 (Old Lindley Moor)

FB Number: S4197   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

From Ainley Top / Fixby Ridge down to Kirklees Way via Bryan Ln (track) then through Birchencliffe to this one. Adjacent derelict farm buildings are no more and extensive house building taking place nearby. The cross has hoarding surrounding it so I guess it is safe from the developers but not so the trig pillar. Tried to find someone to ask about extent of the development but nobody about in the site office / mess. Cap is missing from this one but otherwise good condition. Returned to start via the PROW that now leads down to new housing estate on Weatherhill Rd then along West St and Birchencliffe Hill Rd, across Halfiax Rd to eventually rejoin the Kirklees Way. Followed Kirklees Way up to Top of Cowcliffe where there were good views across Huddersfield to Emley Moor transmitter (top amongst the cloud) and Victoria Tower. Finally across Huddersfield Golf Club and out via the drive (ignoring keep to PROW / no ROW along drive signs).


Slightly damaged 2016-10-24 12:42 - TP3189 (Fixby Ridge)

FB Number: S1766   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Walked across from Gernhill Avenue via Lower and Upper Cote Farms. Upon joining the Kirklees Way I weaved my way around field boundaries passing through open gates (no need to climb any walls) until this one came into view. Incessant noise from M62 below and average views spoilt by nearby mast and proliferation of pylons. Pillar has a significant crack across three faces at bottom of FB level. Three sight holes open and cap replaced with concave metal disc. FB facing ENE. Departed via track from communications mast but found myself penned in by 10ft security gates to the houses at the bottom !! Retraced my steps back up the track and then cut through the woods and over a 5ft stone wall onto the A643. Once on the right side of the security gates I stopped to check my map when a woman in her 4x4 asked if I was lost then proceeded to quiz me on the route I'd just taken. Why do people instantly assume you are lost when you are looking at a map ? I'm checking my map to ensure I DON'T end up lost !!


Good condition 2016-09-18 12:12 - TP6423 (The Rock)

FB Number: S2786   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-09-18 10:29 - TP1702 (Brown Edge)

FB Number: S2784   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2016-09-11 11:11 - TP2852 (Drum Hill)

FB Number: S1720   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Breadsall. Along Rectory Ln, past Glebe Farm to Morley Ln. Final approach made via access road to the scout camp. Turned East and followed track just inside the perimeter. Maintained direction where track swings North and pillar soon came into view on the left beside telecoms mast. Pillar in good condition with lovely white coat and all metalwork present. FB facing South and cap has indented lettering. Just the north sight-hole open. Pleasant enough spot although views limited due to trees. Pity about the profusion of masts. Left the way I'd entered to find a surly looking chap on the gatebox telephone. Was ready to explain purpose of my visit but he walked off before I reached him.


Good condition 2016-08-29 00:00 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

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

Revisit to record GPS data and take in the views that were non-existent last time I was here. This time I approached from the charming village of Ingleton.


Good condition 2016-08-15 13:05 - TP4935 (Moughton)

FB Number: S5230   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A magnificent journey in from Ribblesdale FBM via Pennine Bridleway, Thieves Moss and Moughton Scars before quite fortuitously turning east then making for the high ground to find this pillar immediately infront of me as I reached the brow !! Stunning views across Crummack Dale towards Ingleborough and Simon Fell with the ever present Pen-y-gent visible in the opposite direction across Ribblesdale. The limestone pavement enclosed within its natural ampitheatre at Thieves Moss was simply stunning. Sure the three peaks are a natural draw but don't overlook the scars below them !!


Good condition 2016-08-15 11:25 - TP0516 (Ribblesdale)

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

A baby trig pillar !! My first FBM - normally only interested in pillars but being so close to Sulber pillar it would have been rude not to pay my respects on my way past. As others, I crawled through the sheep gate in the wall beside Sulber pillar then continued a short distance W before climbing the rather high, and barb wire topped, dry-stone wall (there is a gate a bit further on) then just followed the wall until I reached the FBM. Just one cow in the field today and he seemed mildly displeased by my presence as he paced up and down the field. Being no expert in FBMs it is hard to judge its condition or interest. Given it is tucked up tight against a wall and my preference for full size Hotines I decided on an average 5 out of 10.


Good condition 2016-08-15 10:46 - TP6249 (Sulber)

FB Number: S5623   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited on an 11.7mile circuit from Horton-in-Ribblesdale station. Took the PROW that heads NE up towards Sulber Nick and Ingleborough Nature Reserve. After entering the Open Access land I turned N at the second wall for a delightful traverse of the limestone pavement to this pillar. The pillar itself is in good condition with metal cap and indented lettering. FB faces N and just the single sight-hole open. Wonderful views in almost every direction (those to SW limited by the gently rising ground) with Pen-y-ghent particularly obvious. Would have awarded an extra mark had the pillar actually been on the limestone pavement.


Good condition 2016-07-30 14:26 - TP0714 (Harland South)

FB Number: 2998   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the area on a circular walk from Beeley via Hob Hurst's House so decided to revisit this one for the GPS data. The 1.2mile hike across Beeley Moor didn't seem far but I'd not bargained on all that heather bashing !! Managed to lose my wallet somewhere up there too.


Good condition 2016-07-28 12:11 - TP4879 (Moigns Down)

FB Number: S6002   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Great views across Ringstead to Portland when parking up at the NT car park but by the time I'd made my way round to this one the rain and mist had encroached. No views, hence score.


Good condition 2016-07-27 14:15 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

FB Number: S2518   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-07-26 17:00 - TP5879 (Sexys Farm)

FB Number: S6101   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-07-26 12:37 - TP3399 (Golden Cap)

FB Number: S3752   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fabulous location spoiled only by its popularity.


Good condition 2016-07-25 17:12 - TP2580 (Creech Barrow)

FB Number: S2588   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2016-07-25 15:48 - TP4305 (Knowle Hill)

FB Number: S2580   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-07-18 15:10 - TP1378 (Birchwood Park)

FB Number: S2276   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Continued SE along Prestwood Ln (track) from Prestwood pillar then along *** to Dalesgap. Turned NE and descended to River Dove. Followed river to *** and crossed into Derbyshire. Took PROW SE behind messy industrial area then along Mill Ln into Roston. East along Squashly Ln. Had intended to take PROW across fields to Roston Common but it was so overgrown I continued round via the tarmac. Through Severn Trent compound as per other logs then S along hedge line to pillar. Views limited to 180 across arable fields. Metal cap with indented letttering.


Good condition 2016-07-18 12:50 - TP5527 (Prestwood)

FB Number: S2017   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Circular walk from Upper Ellastone. SW across pasture and wheat fields then along Prestwood Ln. Pillar is located behind reservoir compound and is currently surrounded by nettles. Limited views. Metal cap with indented lettering.


Good condition 2016-07-14 16:46 - TP3057 (Elton Common)

FB Number: S4204   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Was in the area doing a circular walk from Elton to Robin Hood's Stride so thought I would take the opportunity to re-visit this one for the GPS data. Full 360 views with Robin Hood's Stride easily recognisable to the north (now I've visited it).


Good condition 2016-07-12 15:34 - TP4911 (Moor Plantations)

FB Number: S4151   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit to record GPS data. Hardly anyone else about on the moor today. Very peaceful.


Good condition 2016-06-22 17:29 - TP1576 (Brailsford)

FB Number: S2273   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Good condition 2016-06-22 16:11 - TP4037 (Hough Park)

FB Number: S2275   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Easy enough find without using my GPS even though it was surrounded by waist high nettles and had ivy growing up it.


Inaccessible 2016-06-22 00:00 - TP2369 (Common Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Inaccessible   Score: 0/10

Closest I could get was 150ft according to my GPS. Access prevented by shoulder high nettles. Will have to try again in the winter months.


Damaged 2016-05-08 11:53 - TP4636 (Manshead End)

FB Number: S4404   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-05-08 10:21 - TP2626 (Crow Hill)

FB Number: S4371   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-03-13 14:07 - TP6369 (The Common)

FB Number: S3983   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2016-03-13 12:40 - TP3938 (Hilly Field)

FB Number: S3898   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Slightly damaged 2016-03-13 11:30 - TP3538 (Gun)

FB Number: S2615   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Ruston Spencer via Gun, Hilly Field and The Common. Approached via lanes and farm track from Rushton Spencer. Gun itself is not at all imposing from this direction !! Typical Stafforshire fare this one - broad gritstone plateau and bog. Hazy views across to The Roaches, Hen Cloud and Tittesworth Reservoir. Other than that, the only thing going for this summit was the trig pillar and the tuneful skylarks. Would probably rate it higher had the views been clearer and the heather in flower. Pillar itself is somewhat undercut around the base and a little damage around the top edge.


Good condition 2016-02-14 13:10 - TP4096 (Idle Stop)

FB Number: S4931   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2016-01-01 11:01 - TP4957 (Mow Cop)

FB Number: S2666   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 2015-12-25 07:55 - TP5181 (Northern Common)

FB Number: S4117   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

A dawn raid on Xmas day !!


Good condition 2015-10-26 15:55 - TP5267 (Ox Stones)

FB Number: S2159   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revisit to record GPS data. Trig has had a coat of white paint since I first visited in 2011 but it is now starting to weather. Shame about the graffiti. Padlock mentioned by recent visitors has been removed.


Good condition 2015-09-27 12:33 - TP6798 (Werneth Low)

FB Number: S2752   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A good place to watch the planes line up on their final approach to EGCC.


Slightly damaged 2015-09-07 14:27 - TP5692 (Rishworth Moor)

FB Number: S4490   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 2015-09-07 12:27 - TP1459 (Blackstone Edge)

FB Number: S4502   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10


Damaged 2015-09-07 11:10 - TP4930 (Moss Moor)

FB Number: S4487   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2015-08-30 17:09 - TP0949 (Back Tor)

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

Annual visit for the heather. Early sunshine soon gave way to high level cloud. Heather was good but not as good as last year. Pillar has a lovely white coat.


Good condition 2015-08-17 15:26 - TP1493 (Blea Moor)

FB Number: S5228   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Damaged 2015-08-17 12:19 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)

FB Number: 2982   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

A 12.6mile circuit from Ribblehead station with stunning scenery from beginning to end. Passed beneath the imposing Ribblehead viaduct then across fields at the bottom of Whernside to Bruntscar. From there it was a stiff and prolonged climb to the summit that is amply rewarded by the superb views. Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland Fells were easily visible today. The pillar is somewhat battered and the cap has been replaced with a plastic insert. Adjacent dry-stone wall makes it difficult to get a photo of the pillar and landscape in the same shot. Highest hill I've climbed to date and by far the best views. I'm sure the views from Ingleborough must be good too but the summit was amongst the clouds that day !!


Good condition 2015-08-11 13:09 - TP2688 (Cupwith Hill)

FB Number: S4369   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2015-08-08 15:41 - TP3176 (Fir Hill)

FB Number: S1798   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Gotcha !! Crop has recently been harvested so able to reach the pillar by crossing field full of stubble. Parked beside entrance to reservoir on Winney Ln then a short walk N. After cresting the hill look out for a gate on your left at SK 49349 79559 which permits easy access into the field. Follow the hedge line back up the hill before cutting across the field to reach the pillar.


Good condition 2015-08-03 13:07 - TP5810 (Sandtoft)

FB Number: S8634   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the picnic site just North of Epworth on the A161. Took the PROW NW across fields of barley to Carrhouse Rd then along the lanes to Sandtoft. Pillar is easily accessed via the track at SE 74245 08091 (just West of the Reindeer Inn). Gates were wide open when I visited but it would be no problem stepping over the adjacent, low barb-wired fence. Should also be possible to access via the bridge at SE 74250 07603 then walking North along the bank of Idle Drain past Grove Farm (but you'd be pretty easily seen). Pillar itself is in good nick with an original metal cap and raised lettering. Sight holes are just below ground level. Surroundings nothing special - entire area is very flat with a proliferation of drainage dykes which reminded me of childhood visits to Romney Marsh in Kent. Returned to Epworth via Scawcett Ln taking in the two old windmills on the northern edge of the village.

Sandtoft looking SW ©Lost Lad
Sandtoft looking NW ©Lost Lad
Old Windmill, Epworth this one's up for sale if you have a spare 150k ©Lost Lad
Converted Windmill, Epworth ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2015-07-25 11:42 - TP6378 (The Edge)

FB Number: S3443   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revist to record GPS data.


Good condition 2015-06-29 10:06 - TP6925 (Wholestone Moor)

FB Number: S4198   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-06-29 07:53 - TP2622 (Crossland Heath)

FB Number: S1758   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-05-10 15:43 - TP0829 (Alport Heights)

FB Number: S1547   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Low score due to proliferation of communication masts and the fact that this pillar has been taken prisoner. Views from the nearby toposcope are far better. As others have said, the holes in the fence on South side of the compound have been repaired with cable ties. However, if you go round to the North side and stand directly opposite the second mast you will be able to lift up the fence and crawl in.


Slightly damaged 2015-05-10 13:16 - TP6409 (The Mountain)

FB Number: S2272   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-05-10 11:51 - TP3662 (Hasker Farm)

FB Number: S4229   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2015-05-04 13:41 - TP4216 (Kinder Low)

FB Number: S4113   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit to record GPS data. The Edge pillar easily visible. Came up via Crowden Clough which required some scrambling. Made a change to the usual and equally pleasant route up via Grindsbrook Clough.


Good condition 2015-04-20 14:26 - TP6661 (Upper Hartsay)

FB Number: S4534   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10


Good condition 2015-04-20 13:18 - TP6413 (The Plantains)

FB Number: S4535   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Slightly damaged 2015-04-20 11:59 - TP4924 (Morleyhill Farm)

FB Number: S4532   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-04-06 13:47 - TP0147 (Crow Knowl)

FB Number: S2768   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Shame about the adjacent transmitters but at least the trig pillar hasn't been taken prisoner.


Good condition 2015-04-06 11:47 - TP6012 (Slack Hall)

FB Number: S2785   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 2015-04-06 10:28 - TP1394 (Bishop Park)

FB Number: S2769   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Same as yesterday - left Sheffield in beautiful sunshine only to get over the Pennines and find myself cloaked in fog. Hence no views. One edge of the spider exposed, remains of tarmac cap and a noticeable crack around the base.


Good condition 2015-04-05 17:19 - TP2306 (Cobden Edge)

FB Number: S2770   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Revisit to record GPS data. Sat here for a while soaking up the Easter sunshine and listening to the skylarks. Eventually joined by a friendly chap from Hayfield.


Good condition 2015-04-05 10:40 - TP4668 (Marple Ridge)

FB Number: S2753   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

No need to trouble the adjacent resident as this one is easily accessed via gate into field from Ridge Road. Very friendly owner came out whilst I was visiting and said they have been there 25 years and are used to people coming to see the pillar. Even said someone has visited on Xmas day and brought along a 4 pack of beer with them !!


Good condition 2015-03-24 13:22 - TP1411 (Black Heath)

FB Number: S2749   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-03-24 11:50 - TP4115 (Ipstones)

FB Number: S2031   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-03-22 10:40 - TP5925 (Sheen Hill)

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

Revisit to record GPS data. I like this rocky little summit and I like it a lot.


Good condition 2015-03-22 09:02 - TP1010 (Bank Top)

FB Number: S4188   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-03-08 11:30 - TP4989 (Musden Low)

FB Number: S4125   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revisit to record GPS data. A good day for trespassing but not for taking in the views. Mist descended whilst I was up there so no views - couldn't even make out Thorpe Cloud !!


Good condition 2015-03-08 10:04 - TP2226 (Cliff Top)

FB Number: S2278   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-03-01 13:17 - TP7019 (Wolfscote Hill)

FB Number: S4187   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit to record GPS data.


Good condition 2015-03-01 10:43 - TP3679 (Hawks Low)

FB Number: S4116   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I quite enjoyed winding my way across the fields to this one - like an adult version of hide and seek with a trig pillar as the prize !!


Good condition 2015-02-24 12:40 - TP1562 (Bradnop)

FB Number: S3899   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-02-24 12:03 - TP0190 (Moor Top)

FB Number: S2675   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Left the car infront of Onecote village hall then walked NW along Douse Ln to its junction with Morridge Top Rd where I had brief views across to Chrome Hill. Turned SE up onto the ridge. Pillar then easily spotted on the right just inside third field along Morridge Top Rd. You will need to climb the wall to view FB as there is no nearby gate. Field was very boggy today and the pillar was surrounded by water.


Good condition 2015-02-03 13:21 - TP5188 (Norwood)

FB Number: S1869   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Briefly considered continuing E across fields from Elmton TP to pick up the track through Whaley Hall Farm but decided against this as you never know what sort of security you might encounter (I've previously encountered 6ft high fences or fierce guard dogs at other farms). So it was back the way I'd come along the farm track and then SW along Spring Ln to the B6147 Mansfield Rd. Continued S along B6147 before turning left at crossroads for a long walk E along Marlpit Ln. I get a sneaky feeling that 'The Works' on the edge of Bolsovermoor Plantation may have featured in C4 Grand Designs. Continued along the tarmac passing through Whaley to join Mag Ln which crosses the railway before heading gently up hill. At the junction with Cockshute Ln I took the PROW N along field edge where a convenient gap in the hedge permits access into the required field. Followed tractor lines across seedling crop to the pillar. Full 360 views are unremarkable but what a lovely location beneath the tree. Well done to the farmer for leaving the tree and pillar standing !! Pillar is complete with metal cap and one open sight-hole. FB has been painted white as I suspect the pillar had been too but this is only visible on one face now. Returned to the PROW and continued N picking up the bridleway that heads NW past Bonbusk to join a track that heads SW past water works and across the railway for the final leg back into Elmton via the Archaeological Way.

Norwood ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2015-02-03 12:05 - TP3052 (Elmton)

FB Number: S1793   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Left the car beside the church on Markland Ln in Elmton and headed SW across field on PROW to join Spring Ln. There followed an uninspiring walk SW along Spring Ln to the farm track just after Elmton Lodge. Some barking dogs but they didn't seem to arouse attention from the owners so it was a quick hop over the gate and along the track to this pillar. Heading E along the track you will find the pillar on your right at a break in the hedgeline. Views nothing special. Pillar has original cap with indented lettering. FB faces N. Some damage to one top corner which I would guess is from a hedge trimmer but otherwise OK condition.


Good condition 2015-02-02 00:00 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)

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

Revisit to record GPS data


Good condition 2015-01-24 15:00 - TP1578 (Bramley Moor)

FB Number: S1839   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Passed this many a time on my way from Dronfield to Eckington but never mangaged to catch sight of it. From New Rd, Apperknowle NE along Moor Top Rd and B6056 Rd. Entered field by climbing over second metal gate on the left at top of the hill then walked short distance back along hedge to this pillar. Uninspiring views W>N>E across pasture to distant hills whilst those to the S are obscured by the hedge. Cap replaced with tarmac but otherwise in good condition. Returned to Apperknowle along quiet country lane via Greenside and Troway then through Mires Spring Wood and finally across fields to Summerley Rd. Access along the PROW that crosses the airstrip near Bentley Farm is hampered by a profusion of electric fencing.


Good condition 2015-01-18 12:28 - TP3019 (Edale Moor)

FB Number: S4231   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Revisit to record GPS data. Since my previous visit a plaque has been fixed to this pillar and the surrounding moat has been paved over.

Edale Moor ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2014-12-25 13:34 - TP0942 (Axe Edge)

FB Number: S2766   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First trig pillar since my mum passed away at the end of November. Revisit to record GPS data.


Toppled 2014-11-21 11:17 - TP6922 (Whitwell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Toppled   Score: 4/10


Good condition 2014-11-21 10:12 - TP3304 (Gapsick)

FB Number: S1792   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Unreachable but visible 2014-11-21 08:40 - TP3176 (Fir Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

I was a month or two too late for this one. It is now sitting about 100m into a field of seedling crop and there were no obvious runnels leading to it. Will have to revist around harvest time. NOTE - there is no need to enter the adjacent reservoir complex to access this one. If you continue a little way further south along Winney Ln then there is a gate permitting access into the field in which this pillar is located.


Good condition 2014-11-16 11:37 - TP3777 (High Common)

FB Number: S2070   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Remarkably unremarkable !! Parked on Doncaster Rd / A60 in Tickhill then followed Common Ln out of Tickhill and across the A1(M). Took well signed PROW across fields to Sheepwash Ln (track) and then followed this SE to the B6463 Stripe Rd. BEWARE - Stripe Rd is rather busy with fast moving traffic. Fortunately for you drive-by triggers there is a rather convenient layby at the N end of Sawney Hill Wood. From here there is a very handy gate immediately at the NW corner of the woods which permits easy access into the field. The pillar is then located amongst the bracken a little further NE along the edge of this field. Pillar is in good nick with original metal cap and indented lettering although it's white coat is now peeling somewhat. Could only confirm the sighthole on the face with the FB is open as I didn't fancy messing around amongst the wet bracken !! Quite unremarkable views E across fields to some pleasing autumn colours in nearby Bawtry Forest. All other views restricted by trees / hedge lines. Left NE, exiting the field via another gate for a hairy walk along Stripe Rd to Rossington. Returned to Tickhill via Hunster Flat Ln (track), Stancil and Wellingley Ln.


Good condition 2014-11-09 11:47 - TP6103 (Sponds Hill)

FB Number: S2755   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2014-11-09 10:10 - TP5057 (Nab Head)

FB Number: S2754   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2014-11-03 13:12 - TP2031 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: S1569   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-11-03 11:50 - TP1042 (Barnsdale)

FB Number: S1570   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 2014-10-26 12:01 - TP3772 (High Bent)

FB Number: S2649   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Descended SE from The Cloud to join Cloudside Road. Continued S along Cloudside and Long Lane to the PROW just N of Long Edge Farm. Followed the PROW around the back of a fenced enclosure to the sound of deer rutting. Crossed a small brook before briefly joining a farm track and then continuing across more fields to emerge on Biddulph Rd close to its junction with Lask Edge Rd. The PROW here is well signed through the farm and the farmer was very pleased when I thanked him for that. Headed S along Lask Edge Rd before jumping the wall when directly opposite the pillar. NOTE - there is a gate a little further S of the pillar which obviates the need for any jumping of walls !!


Good condition 2014-10-26 10:30 - TP6366 (The Cloud)

FB Number: S2651   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in Timbersbrook car park (free) on Weathercock Ln. Walked into village centre then headed up Tunstall Rd to join the track that approaches the summit from the SW. Pillar sits on its own stone plinth and has a toposcope for company. FB faces ** with just one sight-hole open and a tarmac cap. Full 360 views although those to the West across the Cheshire plain are too flat for me. Views NE across the Staffordshire Peak District are good though and include The Roaches, Shutlingsloe and Axe Edge. Despite the leaden skies Fiddlers Ferry power station (27 miles), The Wrekin (39 miles) and possibly Liverpool Cathedral (38 miles) were all visible.


Good condition 2014-10-23 15:17 - TP6150 (Stanage Edge)

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

Along with Mam Tor and Winhill Pike this is a pillar I often visit as it is easy to access when I only have a few hours to spare. First time up here with my new toy to record a grid ref.


Good condition 2014-10-03 13:34 - TP6942 (Wild Bank)

FB Number: S2641   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2014-10-03 11:46 - TP4036 (Hough Hill)

FB Number: S2801   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2014-10-01 16:17 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)

FB Number: S4228   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

PathFinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2009): Winhill & Thornhill. Been up here numerous times before and will no doubt do so again in the future. Never approached from Thornhill before though. This is also the first time I've used my new toy to record the grid ref for one of these objects of desire !! Win Hill, Mam Tor and Stanage Edge are probably my most visited pillars as they are just such great places to go when I only have a few hours to spare. Weather closed in just as I got to the top and Hope cement works was belching out plenty of smoke too. Had a nice chat with a fellow walker and his friendly dog before descending back to Ladybower.


Slightly damaged 2014-09-22 13:58 - TP5306 (Park Fell)

FB Number: S5534   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Descended from the mist on Ingleborough and followed the minor trod that heads NE along the edge of Simon Fell. In the saddle that separates Simon Fell from Park Fell I climbed the wall and then headed straight up the hill to the pillar. No need to climb the fence though - the pillar sits practically opposite a gap in the wall !! The summit of Park Fell was below the cloud base so I had good views back towards Ingleborough and across to Pen-y-ghent. Had there been blue skies overhead then I would definitely have rated this higher. I've listed this as slightly damaged because the top 0.5cm of concrete is breaking away - in time I suspect the spider will become exposed.


Good condition 2014-09-22 12:13 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

My 150th pillar. From Horton-in-Ribblesdale via Sulber Nick and across the southern shoulder of Simon Fell. Forecasters had predicted cloud-free summits but what I got was 50m visibility !! Needed to use my compass just to find my way from the eastern edge of the plateau across to the trig pillar - hence the low score. Obviously once I'd made it back down the cloud broke !! Ingleborough certainly looks imposing so I shall most definitely return in the hope of better views next time.


Moved 2014-09-08 08:51 - TP3593 (Hampole Wood)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Moved   Score: 2/10

SE from Hickleton Spring pillar along field edge to Red Hill Ln. Followed the tarmac NE past a water tower to Bilham Lodge. Took the drive that turns behind Bilham Lodge to join a farm track leading NE along field boundary, eventually passing Brodsworth estate office to emerge onto the B6422 / Hooton Ln. Continued E along the road to the 5-way junction where I took Church Ln towards Adwick-le-Street. Pillar can then be found at the entrance to the bridleway beside a minor pull-in. As noticed by others THIS TRIG HAS BEEN MOVED FROM ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION. FB and spider missing with significant damage to the top. Still, better that than it having been consigned to trig heaven. No views due to hedge and trees. Continued NW along bridleway where views soon open out across gently undulating arable fields. At junction of bridleways I turned N up the hill towards wind turbines and Hampole Wood. Followed bridleway W through the woods until it turns N where the woods are signed as private. Here I continued W along the edge of the wood and field to join the PROW that heads S across the fields to Lound Hill. At the farm I turned W along the bridleway and returned to Hooton Pagnall via Narrow Balk PROW. Surely the condition should be MOVED as this is crucial to anybody wishing to visit this pillar.

Hampole Wood ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2014-09-08 07:46 - TP3761 (Hickleton Spring)

FB Number: S1744   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked in the charming village of Hooton Pagnell and then walked along Bilham Ln to the PROW at SE48550633. Took this PROW across recently ploughed fields to Red Hill Ln. Climbed metal gate a couple of metres SE of the PROW and then continued NW along boundary of golf course. Walked through the gap in the tree-line as it turns W to pick up an obvious track running NW along the boundary to the 6th tee. Keep ahead where this track turns sharp left down the hill infront of a wooded area and the pillar is then a few metres over to your right just inside the field. Despite the early morning start I encountered a groundsman at the 6th tee but he was too busy with his mobile phone conversation to challenge me !! Trig is in good condition with original metal cap and indented lettering. Someone has tried 'engraving' their mark on the centre of the cap. Unremarkable views from N>E>S across gently undulating farmland. Views from S>W>N restricted by trees. Returned to Red Hill Ln via perimeter of field. This would probably be the better approach when golfers are about and you can't miss the pillar from this side !!

Hickleton Spring ©Lost Lad
Hickleton Spring ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2014-09-03 12:46 - TP4885 (Monk Bretton)

FB Number: S1761   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Monk Bretton ©Lost Lad
Monk Bretton ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2014-09-03 10:55 - TP1074 (Barugh)

FB Number: S4237   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on Higham Common Rd just South of the primary school for short walk North to crossroads then west along A635. Pillar was readily visible immediately after leaving the village. Entered field via gate about 100m or so after last house. Followed western boundary of field up the hill until directly opposite pillar before striking straight across to it (crop had been cut - just stubble remaining). Pillar in good condition with four stones crowning it so don't know if cap present or not.

Barugh ©Lost Lad
Barugh ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2014-08-12 16:56 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

FB Number: S2578   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Left the car in Orchard Hill car park about 1 mile west of Kingston. Followed obvious bridleway SW up through a field full of the noisiest sheep I have ever heard and then along the southern edge of Polar Wood. Bridleway continues along top of the escarpment to a tumulus. Pillar is about 100m NNW of the tumulus close to a stone wall. Pillar is in good condition and still has original metal cap with indented lettering. Lots of circular patches of white lichen (?) on the stonework. Good views west along the coast towards Kimmeridge Bay and Clavell Tower.

Swyre Head looking towards Kimmeridge Bay and Clavell Tower©Lost Lad
Swyre Head ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2014-08-12 14:03 - TP5541 (Purbeck)

FB Number: S6102   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Left the car at Povington Hill and followed the well worn path through the scrub that leads down into the col. From there it was a simple matter of continuing along the gravel track that climbs WSW up Whiteway Hill to the pillar. There is a small chunk out of one edge and a nick to the top hence recorded as slightly damaged. Cap has been replaced with tarmac. OK views across Tyneham and out to sea. Far reaching views inland across the flats towards Wareham and Poole Harbour.


Slightly damaged 2014-08-12 10:36 - TP3585 (Hambury Tout)

FB Number: S5945   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up grassy slope from Durdle Door car park. Views from the pillar were a bit disappointing as it is sighted on the landward side of the tumulus. However there are great views to be had from atop the tumulus. Cap and tarmac replacement are both missing. Pillar has a couple of small chunks out of it (see images). FB faces North.

Hambury Tout Missing cap and tarmac replacement©Lost Lad
Hambury Tout Damage to SW edge©Lost Lad
Hamboury Tout Damage to SE top corner©Lost Lad
Hambury Tout View over Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole from top of adjacent tumulus©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2014-08-09 14:54 - TP3676 (Haw Cliff Top)

FB Number: S1757   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked on the main A635 in Thongsbridge where there is a convenient parking area on the direlict land opposite Bank Ln. Headed downhill towards Holmfirth taking the bridleway along Bramble Bank and across Miry Ln onto Mytholm Bridge. Having crossed the River Holme I continued through Hagg Wood into Brockholes. Followed the PROW through residential area steeply uphill and across the railway line to emerge onto Hall Ing Rd. Good views across to Castle Hill from here. East along the tarmac to Height Green then South across fields via the HVC walk to Thurstonland. You could probably park here for the short walk to the pillar which sits in a field just off the PROW below one of the two wind turbines.


Good condition 2014-08-03 14:35 - TP3918 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S4027   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Had a bit of a nightmare with this one. Parked on Little Common Lane beside school / adjacent to the entrance of a play area. For some reason I struggled to reconcile what I could see on the ground with what was on my map. So, I headed SE across the common following the perimeter of the school then behind the houses until I reached Poucher St. Then I knew I'd missed it so back the way I came only to find it staring me in the face !! This one sits tight up against someone's fence amongst the bushes on the NE corner of the housing estate. Would probably be easier to spot in the winter months. In good order with original cap and raised lettering. Paintwork starting to look a little tatty. FB faces SE. Views are very limited due to houses and vegetation. I then headed N to Green Lane and down to Droppingwell Rd for a thoroughly confusing amble through Barber Wood. Eventually stumbled across the TPT and followed this across the golf course before taking the PROW that drops down beside the driving range to Millmoor Juniors FC. After a short walk S along Droppingwell Rd I took Dukes Lane back across the common to Little Common Lane. Just one of those days today - only when at the trigpoint and and the clubhouse of Park Grange Golf Club did I truly know where I was !!


Good condition 2014-07-29 13:06 - TP3226 (Fordoles)

FB Number: S1852   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Top of this one was just about visible in a field full of golden wheat. Farmer busy harvesting in adjacent field so it was a quick dash along tractor line that lead directly to pillar, note details, take photo and then on my way !!


Good condition 2014-07-29 11:48 - TP1994 (Carr)

FB Number: S1846   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Hiding in hedge on eastern side of Tunwell Rd (track) about 200m south of transmitter mast. Cap missing but otherwise in good condition as far as I could tell. Thankfully the FB faces out onto the track !! If you peer over the hedge you can see Maltby colliery tower to the NE and Cottam / West Burton power stations on horizon to the E.


Damaged 2014-07-25 15:21 - TP1623 (Bridestones Moor)

FB Number: S4501   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Pathfinder Guides - South Pennines (2010): The Bridestones. Clearly visible from the Whirlaw Stones. From the pillar, which itself sits atop The Bridestones, there are good views in all directions: Stoodley Pike to the South-East, Todmorden to the South, new wind turbines being constructed to the West and (for fellow geeks) the Pole Hill VOR station to the North. Spider is completely exposed but still complete with original metal cap.


Slightly damaged 2014-07-07 11:30 - TP4172 (Kerridge Hill)

FB Number: S2757   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked on Church Ln / B5470 in Rainow and admired the beautifully kept gardens. Headed along the tarmac down into the valley and then back up through Brookhouse to Kerridge End. Kerridge Hill can then be accessed from Lidgetts Ln but the signpost for the PROW is hidden beneath bushes !! Take the drive on the right just as the lane begins to turn sharp left. The obvious PROW then steadily climbs to the top. Views are limited due to shrubs / trees until you reach the trig but it is worth the wait. Really contrasting scenery - rolling hills of the Peak District over to the East but urban sprawl of Macclesfield and Manchester on the Chesire Plains to the West. Trig looks to have been repaired on one top corner but it is starting to come away. Otherwise good condition with original cap with indented lettering and good coat of white paint. Continued along Saddle of Kerridge to White Nancy before descending steeply towards Bollington and following the Gritstone Trail round to the rather odd Savio House. Thereafter took PROW East through a field full of mellow cows to Oakenbank Ln and back into Rainow.


Good condition 2014-07-05 00:00 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)

FB Number: S4228   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Weather this afternoon seemed much better than originally forecast so had a quick nip up Winhill Pike from Hope. Surprisingly quiet up top for a Saturday afternoon. Trig seems to have had a nice coat of white paint since my last visit in Jun 2013.


Good condition 2014-06-17 14:05 - TP3839 (Highoredish)

FB Number: S1717   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-06-01 14:30 - TP6030 (Smallage)

FB Number: S4240   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Entered field through gap between metal gate and hedge a few metres west of Smallage Equestrian centre. Made my way up the minor hill along Eastern boundary of field until I found this pillar amongst leylandii just inside boundary of adjacent property. Only views to be had are West over Treeton Dyke.


Slightly damaged 2014-06-01 12:52 - TP2377 (Conduit)

FB Number: S1845   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Surprisingly good views from this minor summit. Some minor damage to the front, top right corner that doesn't seem to be there in Pete Boggs photo from June 2012. May be it has been caught with a hedge trimmer ? Am I the only one that finds wind turbines beautiful ?

Conduit Minor damage to top, front right-hand side©Lost Lad


Good condition 2014-05-17 08:46 - TP5642 (Reynards)

FB Number: S4185   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2014-05-03 13:24 - TP0881 (Ardsley)

FB Number: S1754   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Dearne Ings along Ings Rd (bridleway) to the B6096 / Stonyford Rd in Darfield. Continued N along the B6096 and then W along Pitt Street. Soon after passing the new school I took the PROW heading N across golden fields of oilseed rape and uphill to the A635. Located adjacent to footpath leading through pleasant bluebell woods. Cap missing and no views due to trees but have awarded higher mark for the accompanying bluebells.


Good condition 2014-05-03 11:25 - TP2750 (Dearne Ings)

FB Number: S1763   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked at Broomhill Flash and headed West along Everill Gate Ln to join the Trans Pennine Trail. Followed TPT SE along the southern edge of Old Moor, eventually crossing the River Dearne. Then picked up the Barnsley Boundary Walk via Ingsfield Ln. The BBW is a wide, rutted track with limited views and lots of fly tipping. Approaching Broomhill Ln the pillar can be seen on the South bank of the River Dearne, just East of Marle's bridge. Uninspiring location with a large amount of rubble and power lines for company. Cap missing and very slight damage to top left corner of the face that has the FB attached. There is also metal tag attached to one of the wire loops but otherwise this pillar is in reasonable condition.


Good condition 2014-04-16 12:48 - TP5496 (Pool Hill)

FB Number: S1769   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-04-16 10:16 - TP4046 (Hoyland Swaine)

FB Number: S1725   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-04-13 12:01 - TP3921 (Hill Top Farm)

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


Slightly damaged 2014-04-13 09:45 - TP6924 (Whitwell Moor)

FB Number: S1752   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Briefly visible from quite a distance. Good views over the Ewden valley. Bright sunshine but rather windy.


Good condition 2014-03-29 13:03 - TP7020 (Wolfstones Height)

FB Number: S4400   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2014-03-12 14:41 - TP3506 (Greno Knoll)

FB Number: S1746   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Returned to the Birley Stone from Top End trig pillar then continued NW along Birley Edge to Prior Royd. Followed the PROW around the perimeter of Prior Royd but didn't pay close enough attention to my map or compass and as a result I ended up wandering through Wheata Wood. Eventually emerged onto Woodhead Rd at instead of the intended.


Good condition 2014-03-12 13:24 - TP6522 (Top End)

FB Number: S4065   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A pleasant walk along Birley Edge to the toposcope and Birley Stone at Whalejaw Hill. Could just make out the Arts Tower through the mist from here (4 miles according to toposcope). Then headed NE along Oughtibridge Ln to the junction with Skew Hill Ln where the pillar was easily visible. Continued along Skew Hill Ln past the crematorium until I was out of sight of the houses before entering the field and making my way uphill to the pillar. Two horses in the field weren't at all interested in my presence and nor was a chap working in his garden on Lane Head. Pillar is in good condition with original metal cap and indented lettering but just the one sight-hole open. Pleasant enough views without being spectacular.


Damaged 2014-03-12 12:32 - TP1388 (Birley Edge)

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

Parked on Langsett Road South in Oughtibridge and headed East along Station Ln / Oughtibridge Ln to the PROW at. Followed this PROW to the rather ramshackle Lower Hurst. Take my advice and avoid this place like the plague - the PROW through here is a total quagmire and I soon found myself shin deep in mud and worse !! Eventually made my way onto Midhurst Rd which I then followed uphill passing the junction with Hagg Hill. A short way further on there is a trod leading up the bank directly to the pillar. The local youths have done a good job on the fencing which allows access to the pillar from behind a bench just to the left. Pillar is in a very sorry state with no FB or spider and the concrete has been attacked. What little of the original surface remains has been 'decorated' with graffiti. Immediate environs are uninspiring with plenty of litter on the ground. Best views are W (over the Don Valley) and NW (along Birley Edge). Those towards Sheffield where shrouded in mist. According to local signage this end of the escarpment is actually called Back Edge.


Good condition 2014-03-09 11:48 - TP4314 (Ladder Hill)

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


Good condition 2014-02-22 14:12 - TP4425 (Lingards Wood)

FB Number: S4406   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2014-02-22 12:29 - TP6819 (West Nab)

FB Number: S1756   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An oasis of gritstone amongst the desert of peat. The adjacent cairn is no more.


Slightly damaged 2014-01-02 14:09 - TP6507 (Tolsford Hill)

FB Number: S1787   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked the car on St Mary's Drive beside a chapel and then headed NW along Canterbury Rd to Westfield Ln. Followed this SW up the hill (taking the right hand branch where it later forks) to the transmitter station from where it was a short walk across a waterlogged field to the pillar. Original cap has been replaced with tarmac and there is a small chunk out of one edge - hence recorded as slightly damaged (see photo). Ground around the base is quite eroded. Views are reasonable if unspectacular compared with those of the Peak District but spoilt by adjacent transmitter station.

Tolsford Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2014-01-02 13:06 - TP5840 (Scene Farm)

FB Number: S1788   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on Cliff Rd just West of bridleway to Lewty Barn. Took this bridleway directly up the hill and across golf course to Sene Farm then took the Elham Valley Way SW to the pillar. Pillar sits amongst the rough and has its original metal cap with indented lettering. FB faces East. North and South sight-holes open whilst a supply socket has been attached to the West face. According to the map shouldn't this be Sene (rather than Scene) Farm ?


Good condition 2014-01-02 03:42 - TP4139 (Jurys Gap)

FB Number: S6245   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at the eastern end of Broomhill Sands car park from where it was a short walk East along the sea wall to the pillar. Pillar is easily found part buried in the sea wall just where the Lydd Rd turns inland opposite some bungalows. There is a small layby immediately below the pillar. Original plug has been replaced with tarmac but I suppose we should be thankful that the FB faces N and is therefore still accessible. Best views are across Rye Bay to the SW. Views inland across the rather flat Romney Marsh are unremarkable. Highly unusual to be so close to the sea whilst having a trig pillar for company - I'm more used to being on a hill top or in the middle of a desolate moor !!


Slightly damaged 2013-11-30 12:41 - TP5786 (Saddleworth)

FB Number: S4403   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Followed obvious trod SE from Dick Hill monument to Alderman's Hill for spectacular views across the reservoirs to Dove Stone Moss. Then turned N, following another obvious trod across the shallow ridge of Dick Hill and Sugar Loaf, to intersect with the Oldham Way. Continuing along the Oldham Way eventually picked up a crumbling dry stone wall at the edge of the escarpment. Parallel the wall line until it turns W then followed the obvious trod to the pillar. The pillar sits atop a rock and is briefly visible from quite a distance.


Good condition 2013-11-30 11:12 - TP8955 (Dick Hill Monument)

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

Parked at Binn Green (on the A635 above Dove Stone Reservoir / below Alderman's Brow) and then followed the Oldham Way up to the monument. Particularly good views West over the Thame valley which were improved by the haze meaning Manchester was obscured !! Views East are the least impressive due to the gently rising moorland. Nearby Pots and Pans Stone and Kinder Stones add interest to the immediate surroundings. I was so engrossed with taking photos that I forgot to give the obelisk a pat (which is my usual criterion for a successful bag). A short detour SE to Alderman's Hill is highly recommended for stunning views across the reservoirs and Dove Stone Moss.


Good condition 2013-11-28 12:06 - TP1134 (Beighton)

FB Number: S4245   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2013-11-28 10:51 - TP6907 (Whitelane End)

FB Number: S1797   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2013-11-10 12:26 - TP5712 (Rod Moor)

FB Number: S2299   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2013-10-25 16:48 - TP4577 (Loxley Common)

FB Number: 11505   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Don't know how I managed to find this one but find it I did. Turns out I've driven past Loxley Common 3 days a week for 18 months without even realising it was there let alone that a trig pillar sits in the middle of it. Had a couple of hours to spare this afternoon so I thought that would give me enough time to bag this one before the next band of rain swept in. Should know better than that by now !! The multitude of paths in woods often means I'm never entirely sure which one on the map I'm actually on. Parked in the car park on Rural Ln then followed the obvious path West across the common, eventually coming to a signed 4-way junction of footpaths / bridleways. Gut instinct told me I was close so I ferretted about for a bit without success. Having lost total sense of where I was I then spent several minutes studying my map before deciding to continue heading west. The gods must have been smiling on me though because a few steps later and there it was - a brilliant white pillar straight infront of me !! Obviously cared for and in good condition with replacement plastic cap. Minor amount of graffiti and scorch mark at base on one face with partially burnt material around the pillar. No views to speak of but the threatening clouds, distant rumble of thunder and nearby Loxley Edge added interest. If you make it to the 4-way junction I mentioned above then take the (signed) bridleway WSW. About 250m on you will reach a wooden trail marker post. Turn left here and the pillar is over to your right a little further along this track.


Good condition 2013-09-28 15:18 - TP0828 (Alphin Pike)

FB Number: S2803   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Featherbed Moss directly across the moor to Chew Reservoir then along the road that descends the spectacular Chew Valley. At Charnal Clough I took the Oldham Way around to Intake Lane. Along Intake Lane to a fingerpost directing you across the open access land at the foot of Alphin Pike. Instead of taking this PROW I instead took the obvious but unmapped trod that climbs up the hillside in a SW direction before turning SE higher up. It was then a case of following this trod all the way to the pillar. Not having read previous logs it was fortunate that I'd approached from this direction as the pillar is partially buried in a stone built shelter obscuring it from view if approached from the opposite direction. Exposed faces are in good condtion but the cap has been replaced with a plastic disc. Thankfully the FB is on one of the two outward facing surfaces. Fantastic views NE towards Aldermans Hill / Dick Hill monument and Saddleworth Moor. Urban views W towards Manchester / Oldham and rural views S towards Hollingworth were somewhat hazy otherwise I may well have awarded this an 8/10. Views E are limited due to the rising ground. Returned to Crowden by following the edge of the escarpment all the way back to Chew Reservoir then taking the PROW across to Laddow Rocks. This path becomes rather faint and picks its way through the grains. I eventually got fed up with trying to find a dry way through and therefore climbed onto one of the peat hags before following the higher ground in a generally westerly direction until I reached a fence. Finally followed the fence line roughly SW to rejoin the PROW at a convenient stile from where I could clearly see the pillar atop Featherbed Moss. Rejoining the Pennine Way I eventually arrived back in Crowden some 7.5hours after first setting out. This was a great walk with fantastic scenic variety which challenged my opinions of the Dark Peak as being little more than dreary moorlands.


Good condition 2013-09-28 12:31 - TP3130 (Featherbed Moss)

FB Number: S2628   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

From Crowden along the Pennine Way to Laddow Rocks. Where the PROW breaks left across the moors towards Chew Reservoir I headed straight across Featherbed Moss to the pillar. It was surprisingly easy going as ground the was dry and the grass wasn't particularly tussocky. Pillar briefly came into view as I approached a fence but was then hidden until within a few hundred metres. As I was to discover later, had I followed the Chew Reservoir PROW until it crossed this fence then the pillar would have been obvious from quite a distance !! Pillar itself is in good condition although the cap is missing and base is very exposed. Didn't notice the graffiti until I'd returned home and read other reports on here. Nothing but gently undulating moorland views in every direction.


Good condition 2013-09-22 14:26 - TP4248 (Kirk Edge)

FB Number: S2144   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

ENE from Emlin Ridge to rejoin Mortimer Rd. Followed this across Agden Bridge and then along Agden Side Rd to Smallfield Ln. Here I turned left, soon picking up the walled lane that briefly follows Sick Brook to Rocher Head. Continued along the PROW passing through the southern edge of Rocher Wood and eventually meeting an obvious track that turns north to meet Penistone Rd. Lots of shooting going on up the hill towards West Nab. Followed the tarmac around to Onesacre Rd past Edge Mount Farm and the transmitter station to the PROW that doubles back across several fields towards Delf Rd. The pillar can then be approached by a short detour along the tarmac lane that crosses the PROW. Pillar is in good condition with original metal cap. Immediate environs next to a reservoir are uninspiring although distant views towards Emlin were OK. Owing to the profusion of cameras around the adjacent building I didn't explore the decaying remains of the telescopes. Instead, I returned to the PROW and continued down to Delf Rd passing through a field full of friendly horses and ponies. The stile leading out onto Delph Rd is OS benchmarked. After crossing Delph Rd I continued downhill into High Bradfield, passing along the southern edge of the churchyard, to join the Sheffield Country Walk. Shortly after crossing the overflow from Agden Reservoir the path arrives back at The Sands car park in Lower Bradfield.


Slightly damaged 2013-09-22 11:47 - TP3060 (Emlin Ridge)

FB Number: S4157   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Left my car at The Sands car park / recycling point in Lower Bradfield then followed Fair House Lane and Windy Bank round to Mortimer Road. Immediately after passing the northern edge of the woodland I then headed straight across the heather on a bearing of 320. Heather was thigh deep in places which made for quite a slog. Pillar, which still has its original metal cap with indented lettering only comes into view when about 200-300m away. North and East sightholes open. Noticeable crack to the south-western corner, extending from the base to almost half way up. Best views to the SE along Agden and Damflask reservoirs otherwise typical moorland scenery.


Good condition 2013-09-09 13:25 - TP6863 (Wheston)

FB Number: S4191   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Wormhill pillar back down to the road then East to Hayward Farm. Here I was confronted by a couple of rather fierce border collies in the farmyard but thankfully they were on chains. Closer inspection of my map shows the PROW passes through the trees just East of the farm before emerging onto the farm track a little further on. Followed this mucky track and then the PROW across fields to Dale Head. Continued along Wheston Bank into the village were I had a chat with a very friendly farmer and his old dog. Look out for the rheas in one of the fields at the bottom of the village - they are ostrich like birds native to S America. Asked about the trig point and was directed to The Top Farm at the other end of the village. Did the decent thing and knocked on the door to ask for permission given previous comments about this farmer. No answer even though there were several cars on the driveway. The dog curled up in the porch didn't even bark. So, back down Wheston Bank and along Water Ln. After a good look around I then hopped over a gate and made my way up the hill, sticking close to the walls for cover. A few cows present but they were non-threatening. Through one open gateway to the pillar (which is in full view of the farm). A quick couple of snaps before retreating back down to Water Ln. Pillar is in good condition with original metal cap having indented lettering. Didn't hang around to admire the scenery as I didn't want to get caught by the Jolly Farmer !! Followed the Pennine Bridleway and Limestone Way back to Millers Dale.


Good condition 2013-09-09 11:47 - TP7072 (Wormhill)

FB Number: S4147   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in Millers Dale then headed West beside the River Wye before walking up through Chee Dale Nature Reserve to emerge onto a road. Followed this road round into Wormhill, taking a short detour to get some pics of St Margaret's Church (it has an unusual shaped spire). Returning to the road I continued North to pick up the Pennine Bridleway heading West past Old Hall Farm. Shortly after the bridleway descends across the fields I took the PROW heading SW towards Tunstead. The PROW passing to the South of the farms was so overgrown as to be impenetrable so I continued along the farm tracks, eventually emerging onto the road a little further North than intended. Headed North to a T-junction then turned left where a metal gate a short distance further on to the right allowed for convenient access into the field. Finally it was a case of a short walk up the grassy slope, scaring off a few sheep along the way. Pillar can be found to the left of the exposed rock and is in good condition with 3/4 sight holes open. Ground is eroded around the base and cap has been replaced. Pleasant if unremarkable views spoilt only by quarry workings to the SW.


Good condition 2013-09-03 14:27 - TP6806 (West End Moor)

FB Number: S4298   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at Hurst Clough car park and followed the road down to Bridge End car park where I took the PROW leading up onto Hagg Side. Continued NW along the ridge via permissive path leading to Rowlee Pasture and Alport Castles. Trig first comes into view shortly after Alport Castles. Continued heading NW above Alport Dale, eventually crossing a couple of cloughs where the path then becomes rather faint. Followed compass bearing directly to trig which was in good condition with original cap and indented lettering. Just one sight-hole open. Ground heavily eroded around base but no moat guarding it today. From the pillar I headed directly across Westend Moor on a bearing of 065 to the waterfall in Black Clough. Had to cross one fence on the way - is this allowed given it's open access land ? I don't recommend this route as the descent into Black Clough was surprisingly steep. Followed the stream down through the plantation eventually meeting the River Westend and a forest track leading to the road that runs around the western limb of Howden Reservoir. Finally it was a seemingly never ending march along the tarmac beside Howden, Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs back to the car at Hurst Clough.


Damaged 2013-08-20 13:04 - TP6152 (Standedge)

FB Number: S4402   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Pathfinder Guides - Peak District Walks (2008): Marsden & Standedge. Been saving this one so as to coincide with the heather only to discover this was just grass moorland !! Not my most favourite scenery. Standedge is frankly pathetic when compared to those of Stanage, Baslow & Curbar. Views from the pillar are unremarkable except for those looking towards Diggle. Pillar is damaged around base and cap has been replaced with a plastic disc. Views from Pule Hill were more inspiring.


Slightly damaged 2013-07-13 13:52 - TP3826 (Higher Shelfstones)

FB Number: S2627   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

From Cock Hill pillar on a bearing of 050 to a small cairn at the 481m spot height where an Emirates A380 passed overhead on its approach into Manchester. I then turned N, soon intersecting with the Pennine Way above Torside Clough where I was treated to spectacular views across the reservoir and on to Black Hill. Followed the Pennine Way beside Torside Clough round to Bleaklow Head and The Wain Stones. God it's bleak up there but it's not a bad place to be when the sun is out and it's dry underfoot. From the Wain Stones I headed directly across the peat on a bearing of *** to the pillar at Higher Shelfstones. After the featureless peat hags and groughs of Bleaklow you are suddenly rewarded with dramatic views along Doctors Gate and beyond. Trig ever so slightly damaged on two corners (outer layer of plaster worn away - see photos) and cap replaced with tarmac. Descended across the western flank of Gathering Hill where I saw a few mountain hares. Crossed the brook just west of Urchin Clough then climbed to meet Doctors Gate, following this all the way back to Old Glossop.

Higher Shelfstones ©Lost Lad
Higher Shelfstones ©Lost Lad
Higher Shelfstones The nearby Wain Stones (aka Kissing Stones)©Lost Lad
Higher Shelfstones Nearby Bleaklow Head©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-07-13 10:40 - TP2310 (Cock Hill)

FB Number: S2780   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked alongside the metalworks on Shepley Street in Old Glossop. Followed the road E before turning N up the hill and then W along Hope Street to Charles Lane. From there it was a gentle climb along a walled track onto the open hillside where an obvious path makes its way up to the trig. The trig is hidden from view behind spoil heaps but you can just catch a glimpse of it if you stand on top of them. Trig is in good condition although only the one sight-hole is open and the cap has been replaced with a plastic disc. Its white coat and the underlying red paint are both looking rather weathered though.

Cock Hill Emirates A380 passing overhead©Lost Lad
Cock Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-07-06 14:40 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

FB Number: S5776   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pathfinder Guides - Yorkshire Dales (2010). Clockwise circuit from Horton-in-Ribblesdale with a short detour to Hull Pot. Pen-y-ghent is a truly impressive hill which alas means the summit is rather too popular for my liking (hence the modest score). Great if a little hazy views of Ingleborough but a pity about the quarry to the SW. Stone pillar with original cap replaced by tarmac. My 100th pillar.

Pen-Y-Ghent ©Lost Lad
Pen-y-ghent Looking towards Ingleborough©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-05-25 14:01 - TP4989 (Musden Low)

FB Number: S4125   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked beside St Mary's memorial hall in Calton then headed SE along Back Lane to the crossroad with Green Lane. Continued SE along Green Lane to the PROW that passes behind Green House Farm. Emerging onto Dog Lane I took the PROW SE across fields and then NE around the western flank of Musden Low. After crossing the second stone wall I then used this as cover whilst making my way up to the top. Trig can then be accessed by climbing just the one wall. Trig in good condition but original cap has been replaced with plastic disc. Great views over Ilam. Sat and had my lunch whilst a herd of cows crept up on me from the other side of the hill so I beat a hasty retreat back over the wall and down to the PROW leading to the now derelict Upper Musden Farm. Here I turned N towards Rushley eventually intersecting with another PROW leading down the hill and across the River Manifold into Ilam Country Park. Clockwise circuit of the park then headed N along the Manifold Way to Rushley. Finally returned to Calton along the dry valley of Musden Wood.

Musden Low ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-05-06 14:48 - TP6780 (Weaver Hill)

FB Number: S1539   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Across fields from Hoftens Cross to B5417 and PROW that leads to the Open Access land that skirts the W and S perimeter of Wardlow Quarry. Route across the Open Access land involved the usual confusing Staffordshire walk with poorly signed and lightly used PROW's. Timed this visit just right - a few weeks later and the scrub would be almost impenetrable. After crossing a quarry entrance the trig first comes into view as the PROW leads downhill to the foot of Weaver Hill. After crossing a stile which is unhelpfully sited in a marshy area of land I made straight up the hill to the trig. Pillar is in good condition complete with metal cap and indented lettering. Just the E sight hole closed. Expansive views spoilt only by quarries to W and NW and scruffy farmyard to N. Continued E across the Open Access land, eventually emerging onto Back Ln. Followed the lane back past Weaver Farm where an entire herd of cows and their young were just sitting in the road. Gave them as wide a berth as possible but still too close an encounter for my liking. Thanfully the warm weather probably meant they were too hot and bothered to be upset by my presence. Upon reaching the A52 I turned left and then picked up the bridleway leading past Dale Farm and down onto Dale Lane (bridleway). Heading NW along the dale I missed the first couple of PROWs leading out to Milkgate. More by luck than judgement I eventually spotted a gap stile at ** which finally emerged onto Milkgate at Huddale. After a short walk NW along the tarmac I came to another PROW that crossed the small hill separating Milkgate and the A523 Leek Rd. Followed the PROW directly opposite that traverses several fields back into Calton. In one of these fields I was charged by a flock of 20+ sheep. In no way was this intimidating - being charged by 5 or 6 cows IS intimidating !!

Weaver Hill ©Lost Lad
Weaver Hill ©Lost Lad
Angry Sheep @ Field House Farm ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-05-06 12:50 - TP3961 (Hoftens Cross)

FB Number: S4174   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Spent a few minutes at Milk Hill trying to reconcile my Streetmap print out and compass with the nearby sign showing the permissive access land. Of course I should have trusted my faithful old Silva compass! Decided to descend back to the PROW from Milk Hill so I could 'get my bearings'. As I hopped over the stile that provides access onto the permissive area I spotted a waymark pointing me in the same direction as my compass. Followed my nose down to a walled gulley using the chimneys of Cauldon Low cement works as a useful guide. The walled gulley eventually meets a couple of PROWs in a small dale at **. Took the farm track leading to the tarmac of Earlsway. Continued W along Earlsway and then S along Hemingslow Ln to the main A52 Ashbourne Rd. Headed straight across the A52 and along Main Rd through Hoftens Cross. Entered the fields via the PROW opposite the new houses of Westfields and then made my way up to the pillar. Mrs Moo Cow's assessment of this pillar is a bit harsh in my opinion. Average views dominated by quarries. Pillar is in good condition with indented metal cap and all sight holes open. Some erosion around base. Sat in adjacent field eating my lunch when farmer came past on his tractor. He didn't seem at all bothered by my presence and even waved to me (at least that is what I though he was doing - maybe he was waving me orf his land).

Hoftens Cross ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-05-06 11:34 - TP4823 (Milk Hill)

FB Number: S4126   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked opposite St Mary's Memorial Hall in Calton then headed West out of the village via Back Ln and Stony Ln to the A523 Leek Rd. Continued down the hill to a track leading to Stoney Rock Farm. Emerged onto Common Ln where I had a brief chat to a couple in one of the houses. When asked if Milk Hill was part of their land they said "No, it belongs to a grumpy farmer but he's not normally about." Took the PROW SW across the field towards Cauldon but almost immediately then headed up to the summit of Milk Hill. Once at the summit I discovered it is now designated as permissive access (not shown on my print outs from Streetmap). Pillar is in good condition with original cap and indented lettering although face with FB is pressed up tight against barbed wire fence. Views are generally OK but rather dominated by Cauldon cement works to the SW.

Milk Hill ©Lost Lad


Unreachable but visible 2013-05-05 00:00 - TP5181 (Northern Common)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 5/10

Most direct route (from Sheffield Country Walk PROW) is also the most conspicuous route. Given the plethora of PRIVATE PROPERTY - KEEP OUT signs I decided "getting a little lost" probably wouldn't wash as an excuse if I were caught trespassing. Walked round to nearby buildings to request permission but they were guarded by large security gates and barking dogs so I decided to try a more covert approach from Barnes Lane via a couple of fields instead. Was just about to enter fields at bottom of the valley when a policewoman on horseback came along the track !! Eventually decided to leave this one for another day. Perhaps a dawn raid may be in order !!


Good condition 2013-04-20 16:11 - TP3520 (Grindon Moor)

FB Number: S2616   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Martins Low pillar, N along Martinsfield Lane and Wooddisse Lane to join Parsons Lane. Pillar is located a few hundreed metres NW along Parsons Lane just inside a field behind a barbed wire fence. You'll need to cross the fence if you want to see the FB details but beware - the ground around this pillar was rather soft underfoot so I suspect it could be quite muddy after prolonged rain !! Cap has been replaced with tarmac (which has a hole in it) but otherwise in good condition. Average views when compared with Soles Hill. Returned to Wetton along the tarmac of Grindon Moor Lane, Weag's Bridge Road and Carr Lane.

Grindon Moor ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-04-20 15:26 - TP4682 (Martins Low)

FB Number: S4132   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Directly down from Soles Hill to rejoin the PROW running along Soles Hollow. Followed this PROW to Farwall Lane then SE along the tarmac to intersect with a PROW at SK101515. Took this PROW downhill to the River Hamps. Crossed the river and continued W along the dale to a FB below Pike Low. Couldn't resist this minor summit but once over the opposite side I discovered some seriously horned cattle. Thankfully they were pretty relaxed about my presence. Descended onto Pikelow Lane then along the tarmac via Tatlowfold and Martinslow Lanes to the trig which is conveniently accessed via a nearby stile. Couldn't help but feel sorry for this pillar - with its lovely coat of white paint it deserves better than being tucked up tight against a wall !! A few horses for company and the sound of a steam train chugging away across the valley. Original cap replaced with plastic disc but otherwise in good condition. Views nowhere near as expansive as those from Soles Hill but similarly blighted by the quarry to the South.

Martins Low ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-04-20 13:08 - TP6053 (Soles Hill)

FB Number: S4173   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

SW from Wetton Low to rejoin the PROW heading S from Wetton village to Larkstone Lane, passing an interesting derelict barn. West along Larkstone Lane to the PROW onto the NT owned Beeston Tor. Down into the Manifold Valley, and across the dry riverbed to join the Manifold & Hamps Way. Shortly after crossing the also dry bed of the River Hamps for the third time there is a path that heads up through Soles Wood on a right hand bend in the river. Climbed up the wooded valley. Immediately after breaking from the woods I zig-zagged up the hill and along the ridge to the trig point. This is the best approach if you don't want to trouble what seems like a friendly farmer as you can use the ridge as cover. Superb views with hills in all directions spoilt only by a quarry to the SSW. Pillar is in good order with original cap having shallow indented lettering. Had a chat with a serious hill-bagger who'd completed the Welsh 3000s challenge.

Soles Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-04-20 11:43 - TP6856 (Wetton Low)

FB Number: S4169   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Surprised I've not bagged this one before now as I've visited Wetton on a couple of previous occasions and this trig is easily accessed (if a little trespassy)from the bottom end of the village. Took the PROW heading South from junction of High Withes Lane / Carr Lane. After following the PROW across a couple of fields I then veered SE passing through open gates between fields to reach the pillar. Original metal cap has been replaced with tarmac but otherwise in good condition. Great views to the E / S / W which reminded me why I so love the White Peak. Could just about make out the pillar atop Soles Hill.

Wetton Low ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-04-06 16:57 - TP0942 (Axe Edge)

FB Number: S2766   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Continued due South from Burbage Edge to intersect with the Buxton Old Coach Road. Hopped over the barbed wire fence then followed this track downhill before doubling back across former mine workings and eventually emerging onto the A54. After a short walk East along the main road to the BOAT at SK032713 I then headed directly up to the pillar on a bearing of 160. Springiness underfoot made it surprisingly hard going. Pillar (which sits atop a mound surrounded by stones) finally reappeared as I broached the summit. Cap has been replaced by a plastic insert and there is slight cracking to the top but otherwise everything is in good order with just the one sighthole open. Views good but not quite as good as from Burbage Edge. Chrome Hill easily recognisable but views in this direction are generally blighted by active quarry workings. Descended to Dane Head and then followed the tarmac back to Derbyshire Bridge.

Axe Edge ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2013-04-06 15:27 - TP1769 (Burbage Edge)

FB Number: S4232   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

There are undoubtedly quicker and easier routes to this pillar than the one I took but few of them can be as scenic. From Derbyshire Bridge car park along Goyts Clough to an unmapped bridge just after Berry Clough. Crossed this bridge and continued along the opposite bank passing a fantastic wall of ice at Goytsclough Quarry. Upon reaching a wall I turned uphill to the point where it meets a track as the wall breaks left. Excellent views over Erwood Reservoir with a heat haze evident - has Spring finally arrived ? Continued East, crossing a couple of deep cloughs until I met another wall running North-South along Burbage Edge. It was tough going across the heather and snow. Headed South along Burbage Edge where the pillar eventually came into view (rather cunningly disguised in white paint against the snow). Original metal cap with raised lettering. There is a chunk missing on one side at the top but otherwise in good order. Excellent if foreboding 360 degree views. Axe Edge pillar clearly visible.

Goytsclough Quarry Wall of ice©Lost Lad
Damage to pillar©Lost Lad
Burbage Edge ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-03-14 14:06 - TP3972 (Hollinsclough Moor)

FB Number: S2777   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Retraced my steps back down the hill from Hardings Booth pillar until I could hop over the wall onto the access road for Longnor Wood caravan park. Followed this down to Milldale and then headed SW along a PROW past Hillend where I had a lovely conversation with a resident and her noisy but friendly Jack Russells. Continued down the PROW to Shining Ford where I turned N picking up another PROW along the valley to intersect with the Manifold Trail. Passing through Hardings Booth it was then a slow climb up Ball Back Lane to Edge Top Road where I saw my first lambs of 2013. The trig is located in a field immediately after the open access heather moorland of Hollinsclough Moor opposite a layby. I accessed the pillar via the nearby gateway from the road as wall looked rather unstable. Pillar is in good condition with original cap (indented lettering) and one sighthole open. Good views across to Chrome Hill. Returned to Longnor via the track across Hollinsclough Moor, past Coatestown and then steeply downhill into Hollinsclough followed by an uneventful stroll along New Road and a final stretch along the Manifold Trail after Daisy Knoll.

Hollinsclough Moor ©Lost Lad
Chrome Hill ©Lost Lad
Spring Lambs ©Lost Lad


Damaged 2013-03-14 12:32 - TP3614 (Hardings Booth)

FB Number: S4131   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

From Lognor along the Leek Rd to a PROW just after Heath House. Climbed across fields beside a small valley to emerge onto Millmoor Head. Continued S then W along the road to another PROW leading to The Slack. Farmer rather handily came out of his house just as I was passing so I asked for permission to cross the fields to the trig. He said they were no longer part of his land but he knew the owner and it wouldn't be a problem. I was a bit reticent at first as I didn't feel it was his permission to give. He appreciated my respect and eventually the desire to bag the trig got the better of me !! So, after a quick hop over one wall I meandered up the hill from field to field through open gates. Once trig came into view there was just one more low wall to cross (which landed me in snow up to my knees). As previously noted the top of the trig has sustained significant damage such that the spider is completely exposed and cap is missing. E and W sightholes open. Immediate vicinity uninspiring but distant views over towards Pilsbury warrant a 5/10.

Hardings Booth ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-03-02 12:50 - TP2162 (Chinley Churn)

FB Number: S2778   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked the car on Buxton Rd in Chinley opposite a church. Headed uphill and across the railway onto Maynestone Rd passing the war memorial. Took the PROW heading NW up onto the open access land of Cracken Edge. Quite a climb but good views back over Chinley on a pleasant early spring day. Meandered through the disused quarry eventually emerging on the top due East of the pillar. Just one wall to climb followed by a short final climb onto the summit of Chinley Churn. Pillar is in good condition with all sight holes open and no erosion around the base but the original cap has been replaced with plastic. Views are good but not quite as impressive as those from nearby Lantern Pike. Transmitter on Ladder Hill easily visible but I couldn't make out the adjacent pillar. Continued North above the abandoned quarry eventually descending to Whiterakes and across fields to Peep-O-Day. Followed bridleway NW to Foxholes Clough where I discovered a lovely stepped waterfall. Climbed up Foxholes Clough onto the moor from where I could see The Cage of Lyme Park in the distance. Followed bridleway South, eventually emerging onto Over Hill Road at Throstle Bank and then downhill back into Chinley.

Chinley Churn ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-02-23 10:24 - TP3395 (Gog Magog)

FB Number: S4365   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A straightford find whilst visiting Wandlebury Country Park. No cattle or sheep in field today. Access hampered by electric fences on all sides - I managed it by climbing a gate SW of the pillar where there was just enough space to then duck under the wire. Pillar is in good condition with original metal cap but the location is nothing special - a field surrounded by trees so minimal views. Being used to the Peak District I'm afraid Cambridge is simply too flat for me.

Gog Magog©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-02-17 14:23 - TP2306 (Cobden Edge)

FB Number: S2770   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed obvious but unmapped path South from Lantern Pike summit to rejoin the Pennine Bridleway. Then took Stich Lane and Aspenshaw Road to the restricted byway opposite Briargrove Farm. Followed this to Mellor Road where I picked up another restricted byway around the southern edge of a nature reserve and across to the pillar. Pillar itself sits on a slight mound which is almost completely surrounded by a shallow ditch filled with small rocks. Good views East back over to Kinder. Urban views over Manchester to the West.

Cobden Edge Looking West towards the Dark Side (Manchester)©Lost Lad


Toppled 2013-02-17 12:06 - TP4361 (Lantern Pike)

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

Glad I checked previous logs before going looking for this one as it isn't shown on my OS Explorer map and, despite its name, it isn't actually to be found on Lantern Pike (it's on the adjacent and slightly lower summit). From the layby next to Chunal Moor back along the road past The Grouse to Monks Road. Along Monks Road to the PROW onto the Open Access land. Followed this South to intersect with a farm track where I then headed West towards Matleymoor Farm and the Pennine Bridleway. Upon entering the Open Access land of Lantern Pike I headed SW straight up the hill, following the wall around to the 358m spot height and the rather folorn pillar. I was watched intently by a man in the adjacent (private) field as I photographed the trig and then returned over the wall on to Lantern Pike. As others have reported, trig is missing its spider. The FB is facing downwards - I could just squeeze my hand between the ground and the pillar but couldn't confirm earlier reports that this too is missing. Awarded 8/10 more for the views from Lantern Pike itself rather than the location of the trig pillar. Great views in every direction whilst the topograph meant I could easily identify other hills I've already visited. Cobden Edge readily visible but I couldn't make out the pillar.

Lantern Pike Fallen in the line of duty©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-02-02 14:35 - TP3098 (Fairfield)

FB Number: S2774   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Continued North from Black Edge, descending to Cowlow Lane via Lady Low. Passed through Dove Holes and then along Longridge Lane to PROW at SK085758. Took the track beside Waterswallows Quarryto Daisymere Farm then headed SW along PROW. No need to climb walls to reach the trig - immediately after passing through a kissing gate there is an ungated entrance to the field in which the pillar resides. Pillar is in good condition although sight holes are just below ground level. Least impressive views of the three today and shame about the pylons for company.

Fairfield ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-02-02 12:29 - TP1406 (Black Edge)

FB Number: S2775   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Straightforward navigation from Corbar Hill following an obvious trod along the Eastern perimeter of Combs Moss. Stopped for a while at Flint Clough just listening to the water rushing off the hillside. Brilliant white pillar first becomes visible from the 506m spot height. Pillar is in good order with all four sight holes open and original metal cap. Great 360 views with rolling hills in all directions.

Black Edge ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-02-02 11:02 - TP2407 (Corbar Hill)

FB Number: S2767   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily found from Corbar Lane by walking uphill through Corbar Woods. Top of pillar and its attendent cross are soon visible after breaking cover from the trees. A pleasant location with wide 360 views on a clear if rather breezy day. Grinlow Tower easily visible to the South of Buxton. Shame about the TV mast over towards Brown Edge but if you choose your angles carefully you can hide it from view when taking photos. Top of the pillar is a little gnarled but otherwise in good order with all original metalwork present.

Corbar Hill ©Lost Lad
Corbar Cross ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2013-01-13 12:49 - TP3646 (Harry Hut)

FB Number: S2781   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in a layby on the A624 just uphill from The Grouse. There is a stile at the northern end of the layby allowing access onto Chunal Moor. Headed roughly due East following a broad, cleared track through the heather. Pillar was not visible until I'd broached the plateau and then turned North towards what looked like the highest point. Trig must have had a nice coat of white paint some time in its past as the FB has been painted over. Cap has been replaced with tarmac and base is exposed on two sides but otherwise in good order. Continued SE from the pillar following an obvious trod through the heather until intersecting with a slabbed path (which I at first erroneously thought must be the Pennine Way). Turning East along the path I soon encountered an aircraft wreck over to my left. Only when I reached the cairn at Mill Hill did I realise my mistake. Now on the Pennine Way I headed SE to a junction of paths at ** before taking a splendidly scenic route down William Clough. Continued along the PROW above Kinder Reservoir eventually turning NW across Middle Moor to Tom Heys Farm. From there I took the permissive path northwards before finally emerging onto the A624 and a short stroll along the tarmac back to my car.

Harry Hut ©Lost Lad


Not Logged 2013-01-01 13:23 - TP2141 (Cheriton Hill)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Not Logged   Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 2013-01-01 12:46 - TP7891 (Castle Hill)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

This isn't a trig pillar - it's more like an upended concrete sewer pipe that has been filled with concrete !! Rather basic spider too - a metal plate with three angled grooves cut into it. Great location - often passed these hills as a child and wondered what it must be like on top. Now I know thanks to my obsession with trig points.


Damaged 2012-12-01 14:39 - TP6036 (Snailsden)

FB Number: S1780   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Easily visible from Dead Edge End. Considered heading straight across Grains Moss or taking an avoiding route via Withens Edge. Since the ground had been reasonably firm up to now I opted to make straight for the pillar across Grains Moss. Had great fun in the heather and negotiating deep groughs in the peat. Even saw my third mountain hare (although he hadn't yet got his full winter coat). Just before heading up Snailsden Edge I suddenly found myself upto my shins in a water filled gulley that was hidden by long grass !! As others have reported, the spider is completely exposed and the metal cap has been replaced with plastic. Continued eastwards along the grass track above Snailsden Edge. Where this meets another track at a gap in the stone wall I at first tried to head down the hill only to discover my route was thwarted by private property. Returned up the hill to the meeting of the tracks and then continued North across Lower Snailsden Moss. Followed this track around the southern perimeter of Harden Reservoir and across the dam wall onto Harden Road. Finally returned to Windle Edge car park via the eastern edge of Winscar Reservoir and across the dam wall. Boot laces had frozen solid by the time I'd finished !!


Good condition 2012-12-01 13:44 - TP2744 (Dead Edge End)

FB Number: S1779   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Descended from South Nab to the A628 at SE155001. Crossed to the moorland track on the opposite side of the road and followed it past the remains of Lady Cross (a stump in a moat of frozen water). Ground was rather boggy towards the bottom just before picking up the Trans Pennine Trail. Crossed Salter's Brook by means of a charming packhorse bridge to again cross the A628. Continued westwards along the Longdendale Trail before taking a track up the hill at SK120999 to an abandoned quarry whilst a helicopter was busy ferrying material along the valley. Entered the quarry by climbing a metal gate and made my way through the abandoned workings whereupon the pillar soon came into view across the moor. Made straight for the pillar on a bearing of 007. Ground was reasonably firm thanks to a hard frost overnight but every so often one of my feet would disappear into wet bog. Location even more isolated than South Nab but the views down Longdendale were excellent. Pillar in good condition with a lovely coat of white paint.


Good condition 2012-12-01 11:39 - TP6074 (South Nab)

FB Number: S1770   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the Windle Edge / Winscar Reservoir car park SW along the road to PROW at SE148014. A notice indicated that the PROW was closed for upto 6 months for health and safety reasons due to flooding. Decided to ignore this and carried on across the hillside. Could see something atop the hill in the distance but needed the zoom lens on my camera to confirm it was indeed a trig pillar. It wasn't long before I discovered why the path had been closed - three of the four sleepers spanning the stream at the bottom of the valley had collapsed into the water. Gingerly crossed the stream using the one remaining, ice covered sleeper and then followed the PROW across to Woodland Clough and up towards the A628 before taking one of several faint trods onto the top of South Nab. Pillar is in good condition with plastic cap although its white coat is starting to weather and the base is exposed by 6" or so. Expansive but bleak 360 views.

South Nab ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-11-18 12:14 - TP5253 (Outer Edge)

FB Number: S1771   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Having previously spotted this one from Margery Hill I thought this would be a relatively easy bag. However, with 74 trigs already under my belt I really should have known better than that !! From Langsett car park I took the obvious path down to the reservoir and crossed the dam wall. Shortly after this I followed the bridleway and permissive footpath through a conifer plantation on the southern bank of Langsett Reservoir. After crossing Thickwoods Brook the bridleway climbs to North America where the scenery becomes increasly isolated. From here I continued NW towards Hingliff Hill before turning SW at another junction of paths to head along Mickleden Edge and Cut Gate. This was a stunning part of the walk as Mickleden Beck slowly rises to meet the path so that you are splashing along the rocky bed of the nascent beck. Eventually the rocks give way to a peat grough. Upon reaching a cairn (just as the path begins its descent towards the River Derwent) I foolishly struck out across the heather of Featherbed Moss towards Crow Stones in what I believed to be the correct general direction. Still, this did at least flush out my first ever mountain hare !! However, I soon became confused by my inability to spot the trig and so, using Margery Hill as a marker, I consulted my map before continuing on a bearing of 326. Maintaining a bearing wasn't as straightforward as it sounds owing to the presence of two or three deep groughs and the need to circumnavigate pools of standing water. Finally the pillar appeared no more than 200m infront of me as I broached the shallow summit. Pillar is in surprisingly good condition given its exposed location. All four sight holes open but original metal cap has been replaced with a plastic insert. Peat badly eroded such that the base is some 2 foot above the ground. Good 360 views with Emley Moor transmitter clearly visible.

Mountain Hare ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-09-22 14:34 - TP4600 (Madge Hill)

FB Number: S2274   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Madge Hill ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2012-09-22 12:33 - TP6930 (Wibben Hill)

FB Number: S4186   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Wibben Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-09-15 16:17 - TP6100 (Spitewinter)

FB Number: S1735   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Continued SE from Ashover trig pillar down to Milken Lane. Along Milken Lane then took PROW heading N into Alton. Continued N out of Alton on another PROW taking the left branch to Northedge where this path forks. Followed PROW around western edge of Northedge Hall Farm and across the hillside, passing Press Reservoirs, to emerge onto Birkin Lane. Headed uphill to Birkinlane Farm where I took the PROW across to High Ashes Farm. Farmer's dog came running up barking at me but it wasn't particularly threatening. Farmer very apologetic but no harm done. Followed Highashes Lane and PROW across to Windmill Farm and main A632. From here it was a short walk up to the entrance to Bank Farm where I knocked for permission to visit the trig. Plenty of cars on the drive but no answer so back down the track to the PROW and across a few fields until out of sight of the house. Where the PROW crosses from LHS to RHS of wall I turned NW up the hill. One wall to negotiate then through an open gate to pillar which was in good condition with original metalwork. Retraced my steps back to the PROW then continued SW to Alicehead Road. Along the road and across A632 onto Birkin Lane. At the crossroads I turned South taking the PROW across fields back into Ashover.

Spitewinter ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-09-15 14:16 - TP0905 (Ashover)

FB Number: S1730   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Left the car at Ashover Parish Hall and took the PROW from SK350632 towards Farhill, passing through a couple of charming stone built underpasses. Once on the minor summit I turned SE to the pillar. An interesting location with heather, rocks, toposcope, cold war bunker and obviously a trig pillar !! Edge of one arm of the spider slightly exposed and cap replaced with tarmac but otherwise in good order. Heading for Spitewinter next - wonder if I passed Desperate Dan heading in the opposite direction ?

Ashover ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-09-06 15:25 - TP3858 (Hill House)

FB Number: S4170   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Took obvious track WSW from Blake Mere trig down to Middle Mills road and then followed this to The Mermaid. After taking in the view across to The Roaches I headed East along Leek Road to pick up the Hamps Way. Had intended to follow this to Lower Green Farm before cutting across to Hill House but I couldn't make out the PROW around Feltystitch and the ground was waterlogged. Instead, I retraced my steps back to Leek Road before taking Upper Elkstones and Breech Road round to the trig. Trig itself is easily accessed being located adjacent to a PROW. Everything in good order although original cap has been replaced with tarmac and not as resplendent white as the two other trigs visited earlier in the day. Ground rather eroded around the base. Views also less impressive and not a full 360 panorama. Continued due East then SE following PROWs to Ryecroft (which required more careful attention to my map than usual). A flock of sheep approached me as I made my way across to Townhead but they were far less intimidating than being charged by a herd of cows !! Finally followed the lane down to the B5053 and back into Warslow.

Hill House ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-09-06 13:37 - TP0713 (Blake Mere)

FB Number: 2989   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pretty much due West from Revidge along an obvious trod and then across deeply rutted heather moorland to the Leek Road / Newtown Road junction. After this, the tarmac of Leek Road and Dukes Drive was a welcome relief. Trig was highly visible from quite a distance and easily accessed from all directions. Great 360 views with Hen Cloud, The Roaches, Ramshaw Rocks, Shutlingsloe and Tittesworth Reservoir all recognisable on a clear but breezy day. Trig itself is well cared for with a lovely coat of white paint, plaque commemorating 5th Staffs home guard and OS plate indicating it is part of the GPS passive station network. Alas, the metal cap has been replaced with plastic.

Blake Mere ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-09-06 12:25 - TP5641 (Revidge)

FB Number: S4171   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

NE along B5053 from Warslow village hall to junction with Leek Road where I could see the trig pillar atop Ecton Hill. NW along the Leek Road to PROW at

Revidge ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-09-04 17:27 - TP7322 (Hey Edge)

FB Number: S2640   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not convinced I followed the mapped PROW. Followed an obvious path up to the disused quarry from Crowden car park. Eventually picked up another path which wound its way around the back of the quarry before a final, more gentle climb onto Hey Edge. Pillar quickly came into view once on the top and then it was simply a case of finding the driest route to it. Surprised to find condition listed as slightly damaged. Yes, its surfaced is somewhat gnarled but I've seen others with obvious cracks / lumps missing / partially exposed spiders which are recorded as being in good condition !! Pillar itself is surrounded by a moat that I was just about able to stride. Original cap has been replaced by plastic. Took some snaps in lovely early evening sunlight then followed my footsteps back down to Crowden.

Hey Edge ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2012-08-28 14:43 - TP1522 (Bolehill East)

FB Number: S1716   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Returned to PROW from Batemans Plantation and followed it down hill past a rather ramshackle Moor Farm. Along High Peak trail, passing the interesting Middleton Top, to Black Rock. Took track up hill following southern perimeter of woods eventually emerging onto open heathland and then making for the communications mast until pillar came into view. Pillar itself is slightly damaged - obvious crack towards the bottom, one edge of spider exposed and no plug (see photos). Limited views due to trees - probably a good thing too as quarries abound in this part of the Peak !!

Bolehill East ©Lost Lad
Missing plug and exposed edge of spider©Lost Lad
Crack around lower half of pillar©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-08-28 12:35 - TP1080 (Batemans Plantation)

FB Number: S4059   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Middleton along Hillside to pick up PROW onto Middleton Moor. No need to climb any walls for this one. Just follow farmer's track NW from PROW at SK271553 to a large black storage tank. Where the track bears left infront of this tank you should instead parallel the wall on your right to a metal gate (which was open when I visited). You will then see the top of the pillar which is easily reached across a field of long grass. Trig is in good order with metal cap. Pleasant enough views with Carsington Water easily visible but quarries are never too far away either. To the person that commented on one of my recent 'rants' about quarries spoiling the views - yes, I know we need the materials and they provide valuable jobs in the area but that doesn't mean I have to like looking at them !!

Batemans Plantation ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2012-08-20 13:49 - TP4652 (Margery)

FB Number: 2965   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Pathfinder Guides - Peak District Walks (2009): Margery Hill. Uneventful stroll from Fairholmes alongside Derwent and Howden Reservoirs to Slippery Stones. Howden Reservoir was in overflow but views were restricted due to trees. There followed a more scenic climb across the spur separating Cranberry and Bull Cloughs to reach Howden Edge. Ground nowhere near as wet as I'd anticipated given the amount of rain we have had this summer. Bleak but far-reaching views from the trig. Looks like top layer of concrete (or possibly many layers of white paint) has eroded from one top corner hence recorded as slightly damaged (see photo). Nearby Margery stones add interest. Continued South along the edge to High Stones from where the pillars at Outer Edge, Margery Hill and Back Tor were all visible. Eventually descended to Cogman Clough then headed SW across Nether Hey before finally picking up the main reservoir service track back to Fairholmes.

Margery ©Lost Lad
The nearby Margery Stones©Lost Lad
Slight damage to trig©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2012-08-18 15:36 - TP2588 (Crich Mount)

FB Number: S1719   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

From centre of Crich along roads to the monument. Pleasant location with good if unspectacular views from top of the tower. Trig has significant chip to one top corner (hence recorded as slightly damaged - see photo) but otherwise in good order with metal cap. Took PROW around quarry and down to Cromford Canal. SE along DVH Way to bridge at SK339531 then took PROW through woods. Finally followed country lane past Coddington Farm back into Crich.

Crich Mount ©Lost Lad
Minor damage to pillar.©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2012-08-09 16:04 - TP5925 (Sheen Hill)

FB Number: S4150   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

SE from High Wheeldon across open access land. Emerged on to lane at SK103651 and followed it downhill through Crowdecote taking PROW at SK097649. There followed a confusing amble along the Dove Valley to Under Whitle - paths rather faint, poorly signed and often rather boggy. Eventually emerged onto lane at SK106635 and made for High Sheen Farm where I asked for permission. Owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. Informed me that trig is not on their land but the actual owner is happy for people to visit. They even gave me directions so I could avoid climbing walls and barbed wire! Take lane SW (signed to Brund) and after passing a few trees on your left look out for a stile immediately following a metal gate. From there head uphill, crossing broken walls and through open gates to the summit. A superb craggy top with excellent views across the Manifold and Dove valleys where several farmers were busy 'mowing their lawns'. Trig itself is obviously cared for with a lovely coat of white paint and original metal cap. However, one wire loop missing and chip on top edge - hence recorded as slightly damaged (see photo). Returned to Longnor along Manifold Trail.

Sheen Hill ©Lost Lad
Missing wire loop and chipped top edge.©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-08-09 13:24 - TP3813 (High Wheeldon)

FB Number: S4154   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked across from Longnor via PROW at SK088651. Trig soon came into view across the other side of the valley. Ground surprisingly soft underfoot. Crossed the Dove at Beggars Bridge then along Green Lane. Entered access land at SK098663 for the long, slow climb to the top. Like many of the hills around here, High Wheeldon is rather imposing and very steep. Stone built pillar in good condition with plastic cap and a memorial plaque. Excellent views, particularly to the reef knolls of Chrome and Parkhouse Hills. Now heading over to Sheen Hill.

High Wheeldon ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-07-24 16:23 - TP3602 (Harborough Rocks)

FB Number: S4140   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Slipper Low back along country lanes to Longcliffe. Straight across the crossroads and up onto High Peak Trail after passing beneath bridge. Lovely sweet scent whilst on the trail and some welcome shade whilst passing through a cutting. Hopped over wall when alongside what I guess is the entrance to a mine. Long, slow climb zig-zagging up the hill on the hottest day of the year so far. Great location for a trig with good views across to Carsington Water but spoilt by constant noise from the stone plant at the foot of the hill. Pillar is in good order but original cap replaced with plastic. Rested for a while in shade of the boulders before descending to Manystones Lane. Returned to Brassington via PROW at SK239549 and Wirksworth Dale.

Harborough Rocks ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-07-24 15:10 - TP6024 (Slipper Low)

FB Number: S4143   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Blackstones Low down to B5056 and round to Longcliffe. Left at crossroads then along lanes until roughly level with trig. Didn't hop over the gate as this would have been visible to a farmer working in fields below. Instead used bushes as cover and hopped over wall. Then it was a case of heading up the hill, over a couple of walls and under electric fences until I eventually found the trig against a wall towards the top of the hill. Pillar is in good condition except for metal cap having been replaced with bitumen. Didn't hang around as I was concerned about being spotted trespassing. Crich Monument and trig above Harborough Rocks were clearly visible but views spoilt by large quarry. Had intended to return to Longcliffe via PROW at SK227564 but it was so overgrown as to be impassable.

Slipper Low ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-07-24 13:55 - TP1460 (Blackstones Low)

FB Number: S4144   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

NW out of Brassington across hillside to pick up the Limestone Way. Where the Limestone Way crosses the B5056 I hopped over the wall into the access land and headed straight up the hill. Then it was an easy case of following the ridge to the trig (which wasn't at all obvious until I was quite close to it). Trig itself is located just below the ridge against a wall and is in good order with original metalwork. A few sheep and lots of flies for company. Views spoilt by nearby quarry. Rocky outcrops on the ridge were more interesting than the pillar.

Blackstones Low ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2012-07-22 15:24 - TP3980 (Holme Moss)

FB Number: 2958   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A superb walk along the Pennine Way from Crowden spoilt only by sound of clay pigeon shooting across Longendale and jet roar overhead of planes on approach to Manchester Airport. I generally prefer the White Peak but would highly recommend this area of the Dark Peak. Just don't venture this way in high wind, icy conditions or poor visibility because the path is perilously close to the cliff edge in places. The pillar is leaning somewhat and is starting to crack on the top hence recorded as slightly damaged. Scenery from here not as good as on the route up - just featureless moorland. Had intended to return via PROW across Westend Moss to take in the pillar at Hey Edge but the ground was waterlogged and I'm not a fan of bog hopping at the best of times. Will have to visit this one another day direct from Crowden.

Holme Moss ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-07-12 12:53 - TP0811 (Aleck Low)

FB Number: S4115   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A short walk over from Biggin with a gentle climb across fields of long grass and views back towards Wolfscote Hill. Pillar had a few cows for company but they were not threatening. Pillar itself in good condition with original metal cap. Followed the PROW down the other side of Aleck Low across a field of wheat or barley before picking up the Peninne Bridleway and then a walled lane into Pikehall. Along A5102 and down into Long Dale at SK204592. A lovely peaceful walk along the dale which was full of wildflowers and butterflies. Continued through Bolderstone plantations emerging onto a lane at SK174612. Followed this lane through Friden and down to the A515 before taking PROW across fields from Stanedge Grange to Over Hide Farm and back into Biggin. A great day out after all the rain of recent weeks.

Aleck Low ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-06-19 14:44 - TP7003 (Wirestone)

FB Number: S1831   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

No sign of the SAS today but I was 'attacked' by a low flying jet fighter on my way over from Farley !! Exited Farley Moor plantation at SK299634 then proceeded along Farley Lane, Jaggers Lane and Wirestone Lane. Was confronted by an oldish man in the altogether just inside the clearing. Trig easily found amongst the trees just to the left on a natural rise. Several discarded condoms and lots of small white spheres close by. Apart from a little moss the pillar is in good condition with original metalwork. Have awarded slightly higher score than Farley despite similarly obstructed views owing to the intriguing wirestone nearby. Returned to Hackney via Bottom Moor and Cuckoostone Lane then across Matlock Golf Course and past Sandy Lane Farm where I had good views across to Crich Monument & Riber Castle.

Wirestone ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-06-19 13:21 - TP3116 (Farley)

FB Number: S1832   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

As expected, not an easy find owing to its location in the middle of a plantation. Parked NW of The Laburnum pub on the Hackney Road - nice views across Darley Dale to Will Shores Tree and Oaker Hill. Walked up Farley Hill and entered plantation at SK295629 (just after the entrance to Tax Farm) then wandered through the trees until I found the main NE-SW track. Followed the track round to the trig past some logging operations which filled the air with the scent of pine. Eventually found the trig by paying very close attention to map details. There is a double bend (left then right) in the main track. At the first bend look for a small track into the trees on your right. Take this but then immediately turn left on heading of 128 along a slight gulley, keeping the wall on your right. Follow this line through the trees for approx 50m and another wall soon appears on your left with the trig located in a gap to this wall. Trig itself is in good condition apart from a plastic cap in place of orginal metalwork and some moss. Views limited due to trees - have awarded a 4/10 simply because I'm chuffed at finding it without GPS !!

Farley ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-06-04 13:22 - TP6060 (Sough Top)

FB Number: S4146   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Had intended to walk over from Millers Dale but being a Bank Holiday my usual parking spot was full. Ended up driving through Millers Dale and parking in a layby on the A515 just down hill from The Waterloo pub (SK132714). Followed Limestone Way up hill to a junction of paths (SK127707) where I was confronted by a few cows camped in the corner of the field right across the PROW. Thankfully they just ignored me. Followed path roughly East to reservoir where a gate allowed easy access into the field and trig pillar. Pillar in good condition with original metal cap. Continued along path down into Taddington, through churchyard and across A6. Took path past Rock Lodge Farm before emerging onto a lane near Lydgate Farm. Easy route across fields (stiles marked with yellow paint) led to Millers Dale nature reserve. Finally through Millers Dale and back to The Waterloo via Long Lane.

Sough Top ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-05-23 13:13 - TP4388 (Lean Low)

FB Number: S4112   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From Parsley Hay pillar down past Moscar Farm onto Pennine Bridleway then branched off onto the High Peak Trail. Exit SW along farm track at SK155623. Crossed A515 and walked up to Leanlow Farm where farmer was at work in field. Asked permission to visit trig. Permission given but stated that he didn't want hoardes of people on his land. Also said he couldn't understand the fascination !! Surprisingly good 360 views and pillar in good order with metal cap. If you don't have my bare-faced cheek then I agree best route is from Tissington Trail as you will be out of sight of the farm. Heading South along the Tissington Trail from where it leaves the High Peak Trail you will pass through a cutting and beneath a bridge. About 100m or so further on there is a convenient gap in the wall from where you can follow the power line on a steady climb up to the trig (which is hidden from view). Alternatively continue along the Trail through another cutting, immediately coming to a brick-built hut. Hop over the wall (care barbed wire either side of the hut to discourage this) and then it is a short, sharp climb straight up the hill to the trig.

Lean Low ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-05-23 12:12 - TP5317 (Parsley Hay Farm)

FB Number: S4145   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Monyash along The Rake to PROW at SK148645. Missed the wall I'd planned to guide me round to the trig so ended up on A515. Considered hopping over gate but could see farmer in his yard just down the hill and I was put off by the presence of cows in the field given my recent experience on Blakelow Hill !! Asked at Moscar Farm for permission to enter field. Farmer seemed a little bemused that I wanted to climb a hill to take a photo of a lump of concrete but permission was happily given. Ground eroded on field side of pillar and concave plug on top. Views pleasant if unspectacular.

Parsley Hay Farm ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-05-12 14:30 - TP5202 (Oaker Hill)

FB Number: S4141   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Due East from Blakelow Hill to Blakelow Lane then due North to Tearsall Farm. Downhill into Wensley Dale then a short stroll East along the dale before picking up the Wensley to Oaker road. What a delightful little hill to bring up my 50th trig. Great 360 views. Thanks to Whats the Point I continued along the ridge to Will Shore's tree as mentioned in a Wordsworth sonnet. Great old tree in a lofty location. Returned to Winster via Darley Bridge church and along the Darley Bridge - Winster road.

Oaker Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-05-12 12:38 - TP1483 (Blakelow Hill)

FB Number: S4184   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Along Limestone Way from Winster to Blakelow Lane. Was discouraged from taking the track due West at SK262593 by presence of caravan in opposite field. Instead continued due South then SW along Blakelow Lane to pick up public footpath at SK259586. Proceeded uphill across fields where I was charged by a herd of cows. Thankfully I'd kept to the perimeter of the field so holding my hands aloft followed by a quick hop over the low wall and barbed wire I made my escape. Pillar easily found in pasture on summit. Views OK without being spectacular. Heading over to Oaker Hill now I've calmed down !!

Blakelow Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-04-28 14:55 - TP3102 (Fallinge)

FB Number: S4142   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An out and back from Baslow via Chatsworth, Beeley and Fallinge. Flooded footpath forced me back down the hill onto Chesterfield Lane followed by a stiff climb up onto Fallinge Edge. As the road levels off take the bridleway on your right. Instead of passing through the second gate keep the wall on your right and parallel it round to the trig.

Fallinge ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-03-18 13:54 - TP4911 (Moor Plantations)

FB Number: S4151   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revisit to record FB details and take some photos.


Good condition 2012-02-25 14:11 - TP6548 (Totley)

FB Number: S4135   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Not been trigging for a few weeks - been out walking in knee deep snow on Kinder and Derwent Edge instead !! Driven past this one many times without realising it was there. Short walk up from Totley. Rather windy today and the Sun from this morning has disappeared. Returned to Totley via Gillfield Wood. Blue skies returned now I'm back home !!

Totley ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-01-14 14:19 - TP4015 (Hopping Top)

FB Number: S4203   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Third time lucky !! From Elton along Gratton Lane then Mawstone Lane. Climbed metal gate in layby immediately after Black Nursery Plantation. Followed perimeter of field round to sheep pens which I used to then climb over the barb wired wall to reach trig. Pillar in good order with original metal cap. Average views.

Hopping Top ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-01-14 13:03 - TP3057 (Elton Common)

FB Number: S4204   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Headed out of Elton along Moor Lane. Shortly after this road forks to the right the trig pillar soon comes into view in the fields to your right. Easily accessed through a gate followed by a short walk across field. Disturbed 5 owls that were hiding amongst the hollows of what I presume were former mine workings - first time I've seen owls in the wild !! That's the beauty of trigging - you always see something unexpected. Pillar in good condition except for peeling paint on NE face. Shame the FB has been completely white washed. Average limestone upland views. Now heading back to Youlgreave via Dale End to see if I can reach Hopping Top Trig from this direction.

Elton Common ©Lost Lad


Not Logged 2012-01-14 11:54 - TP4015 (Hopping Top)

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

Second time of asking and a second refusal but at least I could see it this time! Approached from same direction as previous attempt but a flock of sheep were in the narrow strip of woodland. Decided to follow perimeter of the adjoining fields so as to avoid stressing any sheep which may have been in lamb. Within 100 metres of the trig but the wall I needed to cross was so unstable that just touching it was dislodging stones. Hence I decided not to try and climb over and instead turned back. That might just be the best decision I make this year as shortly after I had returned to the PROW a shooting party came through the wood !! Heading over to Elton Common. Locals in Youlgreave were as friendly as always.

Frosty Morning in Youlgreave ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2012-01-13 14:48 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)

FB Number: S4228   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My first trig of 2012. A revisit to record FB details and take some snaps as I'd not developed the trigging bug on my first visit up here. A good winters day for walking - clear blue skies, not a breath of wind but a nice chill in the air. Just a shame about the haze today. Great 360 views from this location across to Derwent Edge and Mam Tor amongst others.

Winhill Pike ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-12-31 16:57 - TP2821 (Dover Hill)

FB Number: 11112   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

My first night trigging experience. Bagged whilst driving back from Samphire Hoe via Capel-le-Ferne. Have awarded a score of 6/10 purely because of the novelty of trigging in the dark. Hadn't read previous logs so didn't spot remains of the other pillar in the dark !!

Dover Hill View of Folkestone by night©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-12-31 15:49 - TP5909 (Shakespeare Cliff)

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

Great location right on edge of Shakespeare Cliff but no view today as weather was very overcast. Will definitely revisit in summer for coastal views.


Good condition 2011-12-31 15:28 - TP3122 (Farthingloe)

FB Number: NO FB   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked at Samphire Hoe. Walked back up access tunnel from Samphire Hoe then along cliff top to footbridge over A20 and up the hillside behind housing estate. Pillar sits atop uninspiring gorse hillside. Views not as good as had hoped for as it was very overcast today. These modern, round pillars aren't as instantly recognisable (or easy to spot from a distance) as the usual square ones.


Not Logged 2011-12-31 00:00 - TP2054 (Cauldham Farm)

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

Considered bagging this on way back from Samphire Hoe. Easily visible in a crop field from adjacent bridleway. Decided not to trample across crops so will have to save this one for another day - it was getting dark so I didn't bother hunting around in the hope of any tractor marks leading to the trig.


Good condition 2011-12-27 14:45 - TP4236 (Kingswood)

FB Number: S4025   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Third time of asking !! Enlisted the help of my friend, TA Gaz. Now suspect my previous attempts failed because the track I'd taken my bearing from on the map wasn't the track I was actually standing on on the ground. Easiest way to find it is to stand in the entrance of the main car park then head into the wood on a bearing of 144. Not easy to spot the grey concrete pillar against the dark trees unless you are virtually next to it. A good challenge though as I don't go in for this GPS tomfoolery !!


Good condition 2011-12-17 14:33 - TP0775 (Abney Moor)

FB Number: S4190   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A bit of a nightmare this one. Never truly knew where I was on this walk until I reached the trig !! Took PROW SE from Bradwell up on to Bradwell Edge. Had planned to intersect with Brough Lane then parallel the wall along Bleak Knoll but must have taken a wrong path somewhere as I never made it to Brough Lane. Instead a general sense that I needed to head South got me close enough that I could see the trig. Crossed the ladder stile mentioned by Bridgeman then followed his route to the trig. Note that the broken gate he mentioned is now chained to a new metal gate. Just about avoided damaging my crown jewels whilst climbing this gate - lost my footing as it was covered in ice. Good views from the trig across to Mam Tor and Win Hill which were similarly dusted in snow. Returned to Bradwell via perimeter of the airfield, West down a track into Great Hucklow then past the Washing Plant and Quarters Farm onto B6049.

Abney Moor ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-12-14 15:08 - TP6739 (Wardlow)

FB Number: S4192   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Came across from High Rake via Coombs Dale. Trig was clearly visible from quite a distance. Headed down into Hay Dale and picked up the permissive path on to Wardlow Hay Cop. Lovely views in the fading winter sun. Back to Great Longstone via footpath west of Longstone Moor then down the hill along a walled lane.

Wardlow ©Lost Lad


Damaged 2011-12-14 12:24 - TP3804 (High Rake)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

From Great Longstone up on to Longstone Edge. Not the easiest of finds as it is not shown on map OL24 and is completely out of sight until you are virtually next to it. Easiest way to find it is to head east along the quarry track from SK205733 until you come to a metal double gate on the left with blue drums inside the fenced area. If you reach a big, rusty old tank on your right then you've gone too far!! Climb the gate and make for the blue drums before heading straight up the grassy bank to the sad remains of this pillar. Average views spoilt by remains of the quarry workings. Now heading down into Coombs Dale then across to Wardlow Hay.

High Rake ©Lost Lad


Not Logged 2011-11-23 14:49 - TP4015 (Hopping Top)

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

From Long Rake trig via Middleton and Hopping Farm. Picked up the track from Mawstone Farm into a narrow wooded area. Stopped to consult my map when a farmer checking his flock of sheep suddenly appeared. He proceeded to 'helpfully' point me back onto the footpath believing that I was lost. Decided to go along with that rather than admit to trespassing in search of a 4ft lump of concrete !! Encountered a very skitish cow on the way back down the hill towards Youlgreave. Having used a romer and my map I now realise I was less than 200m away. Bugger !! Will have to try again another day - at least I now know exactly where I'm heading.


Slightly damaged 2011-11-23 13:16 - TP4525 (Long Rake)

FB Number: S4172   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Took the Limestone Way from Youlgreave to Back Lane then past Long Rake Spar works. The trig soon comes into view on the right. I hopped over a metal gate beneath a tree immediately after Long Rake Spar works then made my way through a couple of open gates between fields to the trig. If you ignore this first gate and instead continue along Back Lane for another 200m you will come to another metal gate from where you can cut straight up the field to the trig. Views OK but nothing to get excited about. All metalwork intact but I could see a crack in the concrete on the face with the FB hence logged as slightly damaged. Villagers in Youlgreave were incredibly friendly - everyone I met stopped to say hello and exchange pleasantries. Had an interesting conversation with one elderly gentlemen about whether the village is called Youlgrave or Youlgreave and the origins of the name.

Long Rake ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-11-19 14:18 - TP1521 (Bole Hill)

FB Number: S4153   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Monyash via High Low and Magpie Mine. A visit to the Magpie Mine is highly recommended. Trig is best approached from the North (as described by Terry L) so that you are out of site of Bole Hill Farm as some climbing over gates is required for this one. FB almost obscured by dried on muck spraying !!

Bole Hill ©Lost Lad
Magpie Mine ©Lost Lad
Magpie Mine ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-11-19 11:45 - TP3791 (High Low)

FB Number: S4061   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Would normally only be worth a 5 but I hadn't been out for several weeks (due to a nasty respiratory infection) so I was just glad to see a trig pillar !! Approached from Monyash and Horse Lane. Although this trig sits in the corner of a field it was nevertheless easy to see as its head was poking above the dry stone walls.

High Low ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-10-23 14:36 - TP5191 (Noton Barn)

FB Number: S4183   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Scenery not quite as good as Calton Pastures. Beginnings of a crack in the concrete towards the top of the pillar.

Noton Barn ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-10-23 12:24 - TP1882 (Calton Pastures)

FB Number: S4152   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Farmer checking his flock from a Landrover didn't seem at all bothered that I was off the PROW. Nice gentle rolling hills for scenery across to the Chatsworth Estate & back towards Bakewell. Views S & W restricted by Manners Wood.

Calton Pastures ©Lost Lad
View across Calton Pastures ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-10-16 14:25 - TP6378 (The Edge)

FB Number: S3443   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

God it's bleak up here (but I'm slowly learning to love it). Almost refused this walk today as Kinder was amongst the cloud when I parked the car. Some mist upon reaching the top of Jacob's Ladder but the cloud soon broke. Not having read previous logs before bagging this one I was delighted to find it was BOGOF on trig points today !! An out and back from Barber Booth via Jacob's Ladder and Kinder Low. Followed Pennine Way around Kinder Downfall then immediately after passing through a gate headed up hill on a bearing of 012. Trig soon comes into view but you'll need to climb a wire fence to reach it.

The Edge ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-10-15 12:53 - TP7019 (Wolfscote Hill)

FB Number: S4187   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

If you like your trigs to come with a view then this one is definitely for you! The views from the top certainly warrant the effort required although it was a little hazy today. Approached from Hartington via Reynards Lane and then diagonally up the hill across open access land. Returned via Wolfscote and Biggin dales.

Wolfscote Hill ©Lost Lad
Wolfscote Dale ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-10-06 15:30 - TP1564 (Bradway)

FB Number: S4134   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Parked at Beauchief Abbey then walked along Beauchief Drive to Bradway Road. Turned right along Bradway Rd taking footpath around the driving range to the trig. Hedge has been cut back so that the trig is easily accessed. In good condition apart from a small amount of graffiti. I will never understand why people feel the need to do this - if it's not your property then leave it alone !! No views due to location. Walked back down Twentywell Lane and Ladies Spring Wood where I discovered a herd of deer in the grounds of Beauchief Hall.

Bradway ©Lost Lad
Beauchief Hall Deer in grounds of nearby Beauchief Hall©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-10-06 14:21 - TP6390 (The Herdings)

FB Number: S4133   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A day of blustery showers. Just after I'd got back in my car down came the rain - trig and tower blocks framed by a rainbow. That and the unusual urban location scores a 6/10. Shame about the graffiti as this pillar is otherwise in good shape.

The Herdings ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2011-10-03 11:10 - TP2393 (Coombe Farm)

FB Number: S3989   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Best Kent trig point so far. Good views across to Ashford on another beautiful, late summer's day. Metal cap missing and hole in the concrete at one bottom corner of the pillar hence recorded as slightly damaged.

Coombe Farm ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-10-03 10:33 - TP5872 (Sellindge)

FB Number: S3994   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Located on bank just above the road and behind a hedge. Easily reached through the hedge followed by a quick hop over the low fence. All in order apart from missing cap. Limited views due to hedge on one side and rising ground on the other. Gentleman in the adjacent house came out to see what I was doing. He was very friendly and keen to learn about trig points and our past time. He even directed me to the nearby pillar at Coombe Farm. Made me feel guilty about the slight trespass to reach this one. I'm sure permission would be gladly given to any future triggers visiting this one.

Sellindge Seek and ye shall find !!©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2011-09-30 14:44 - TP2354 (Colliers Hill)

FB Number: S4026   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Closest pillar to my childhood home. 20+ years and I never discovered these objects of curiosity until I started roaming the Peak District !! Short stroll up the hill in some welcome late summer sunshine. Field had recently been ploughed so no trouble spotting this one. Logged as slightly damaged because there was a hole in the concrete at the bottom corner of the pillar (which was large enough to fit my thumb in). Metal cap still in place on the top though !! Views across to Ashford were OK but Colliers Hill is little more than a mole hill compared to the Peak District where I now spend my days.

Colliers Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-09-24 16:32 - TP0714 (Harland South)

FB Number: 2998   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good 360 views. Would be worth 6/10 had the sun been out or the heather in bloom.

Harland South A grey afternoon on Beeley Moor©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-09-24 14:10 - TP3440 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S1838   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easiest bag yet. Full 360 views but nothing dramatic.

Grange Hill Not the most photogenic location for a trig pillar©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-09-18 14:35 - TP1376 (Birchen Edge)

FB Number: S2154   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Plenty of climbers about today. The brilliant white trig on White Edge was clearly visible for a while in the afternoon sunshine.

Birchen Edge ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-08-28 18:33 - TP4216 (Kinder Low)

FB Number: S4113   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Despite being tired I couldn't refuse this one as it was so close to the path. What a fabulous location - like a lunar landscape. Made all the more mysterious by the low cloud that enveloped me as I approached. Late enough in the day that the crowds I'd encountered on the way up this morning had gone. Pillar looking good in its coat of white paint.

Kinder Low ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-08-28 14:17 - TP3019 (Edale Moor)

FB Number: S4231   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

First of three planned for today. Parked car at Barber Booth and walked to Edale then up onto Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough. Once on top headed towards Ringing Roger passing some fantastic streams cut into the side of the hill as I went. Could see my target in the distance until dropping to cross Golden Clough. Having passed out of the fenced enclosure around Ringing Roger then headed directly across the moor to this trig on a bearing of 014. Very remote with full 360 views but mainly high moorland. Definitely not one to do when the ground is wet !! I next headed North to pick up the path around the northen rim of Kinder, eventually meeting the Pennine Way. Had intended to bag The Edge and Kinder Low but weather, time and my energy were against me.

Edale Moor ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-08-24 14:34 - TP0949 (Back Tor)

FB Number: S2145   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

One of several visits since having first walked along Derwent Edge back in Sept 2009. Blue skies and purple heather today. Definitely the best time of year to be up here.

Back Tor ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-08-19 17:57 - TP1435 (Blacka Plantation)

FB Number: S4136   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Accessed from path through the woods as per several other triggers. Easy access across crumbling dry stone wall but watch out for the electric fence just infront of the trig which precludes closer inspection. Views not that inspiring. Returned to Upper Burbage Bridge across the moor when a light shower resulted in a beautiful double rainbow framing the heather.

Blacka Plantation ©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2011-08-19 16:26 - TP5685 (Ringinglow)

FB Number: S2153   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

From Ox Stones via perimeter of Lady Canning's Plantation and into the Limb Valley before taking PROW towards Firs Farm. Knew I was close but couldn't see it at first as it is tucked right up against a wall. Recorded as slightly damaged because there is a noticeable crack near the base right across the face nearest the wall. Views nothing special. According to this website Ringinglow is my closest trig that is still in existence.

Ringinglow ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-08-19 15:27 - TP5267 (Ox Stones)

FB Number: S2159   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Would be worth a six had the heather been in bloom. Pillar could do with a coat of paint as it is virtually invisible amongst the dark heather as you approach it.

Ox Stones ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-08-17 15:08 - TP6878 (White Edge)

FB Number: S2132   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

South-west from trig at Flask Edge, crossed B6045 then followed track beside Bar Brook to a small lake at SK 276 761. From there I had intended to head straight across Big Moor to White Edge trig but the bracken was chest high and the ground deeply rutted so I instead picked up a path to the west of Swine Sty. One of the whitest trigs I've seen !! Continued along White Edge where I saw three deer. Entered Longshaw Estate at Wooden Pole and back to the car at Fox House Inn. There are easier routes to this trig !!

White Edge A white trig on White Edge©Lost Lad


Slightly damaged 2011-08-17 12:30 - TP3195 (Flask Edge)

FB Number: S2131   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

From Fox House Inn along A6187 to junction with A625 then bridleway past Totley Tunnel air shaft and round to the trig. Expansive 360 degree views amid a sea of heather. Have recorded as slighly damaged because some deep chips in the concrete. Heading for White Edge next.

Flask Edge ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-08-13 15:12 - TP1707 (Brown Knoll)

FB Number: S2782   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From Barber Booth via Dale Head then return via Jacob's Ladder. High, featureless bog. Not my most favourite scenery.

Brown Knoll Just walking up here is hard going so hats off to this gentleman !!©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-08-09 14:31 - TP3795 (High Neb)

FB Number: S2157   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Circular walk from Upper Burbage Bridge along Stanage Edge to Moscar Lodge. Return via Crawshaw Lodge, Surrey Farm and Stanedge Pole. Location of trig at High Neb not as good as that at Stanage Edge but I've given it a 6 because the heather was in bloom.

High Neb ©Lost Lad


Damaged 2011-06-14 16:50 - TP7411 (Stanedge Pole)

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

Although I've walked along Stanage Edge on several occasions I'd never visited Standedge Pole. My intended route across the heather from Robin Hood's Cave was closed for conservation so instead made do with an out and back from Long Causeway. An unusual trig but other than that the views aren't especially striking (just the usual upland scenery). I've recorded it as damaged due to the metal clamps around the wooden pole.

Stanedge Pole ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-04-23 00:00 - TP4911 (Moor Plantations)

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

Stanton Moor One of all too few sunny days this summer©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-04-17 00:00 - TP1566 (Bradwell Moor)

FB Number: S4189   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pathfinder Guides - Dark Peak Walks (2009): Eldon Hole. Took a detour to this nearby trig point. A pleasant spot for a late lunch in some spring sunshine. Views nothing spectacular - just uplands (I like ridges, edges and deep valleys).

Bradwell Moor Alas, the early April sunshine was not a sign of the summer to come.©Lost Lad


Good condition 2011-03-07 00:00 - TP5986 (Sir William Hill)

FB Number: S4148   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): Eyam, Bretton Clough & Eyam Moor. Glorious weather for the time of year. Views are nowt to write home about - I prefer edges and ridges or limestone valleys to moorland scenery. Location spoilt by adjacent transmitter.

Sir William Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2010-11-25 00:00 - TP6150 (Stanage Edge)

FB Number: S2156   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pathfinder Guides - Dark Peak Walks (2009): Stanage Edge. A favourite location as it is relatively easy to reach from where I live (especially when it has snowed) and the abandoned millstones below the edge always fascinate me. On this visit it was bitterly cold and grey but the cloud broke on my way back which made for some excellent photos of the millstones in that magic hour around sunset.

Abandoned Millstones Abandoned millstones below Stanage Edge©Lost Lad


Good condition 2010-10-30 00:00 - TP5970 (Shutlingsloe)

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

Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): Macclesfield Forest & The Cheshire Matterhorn. An interesting hill but views from the top are nothing special.

Shutlingsloe ©Lost Lad


Good condition 2010-09-21 00:00 - TP5950 (Shining Tor)

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

Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): The Goyt Valley & Shining Tor.


Good condition 2010-09-18 00:00 - TP3018 (Ecton Hill)

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

Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): The Manifold Valley. Some really threatening clouds made for a more interesting view than would otherwise be the case. Walk back along the Manifold way not very inspiring except for Thors Cave.

Ecton Hill Angry clouds over the trig at Ecton Hill©Lost Lad


Good condition 2010-08-15 00:00 - TP0949 (Back Tor)

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

A bit grey today but the heather was looking good.


Good condition 2010-04-18 00:00 - TP6422 (The Roaches)

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

Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): The Roaches & Lud's Church. A bit of an overcast day but a great location.


Good condition 2010-04-17 00:00 - TP7329 (Grinlow Tower)

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


Good condition 2010-03-07 00:00 - TP0949 (Back Tor)

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

Last of the winter snow still surrounding Back Tor. Felt quite strange sitting on the rocks eating lunch amongst the snow whilst basking in the sunshine !!


Good condition 2009-12-01 00:00 - TP6995 (Winhill Pike)

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

Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): Hope & Win Hill. A frosty morning and stiff climb from Twitchill Farm.


Good condition 2009-09-09 00:00 - TP0949 (Back Tor)

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

Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): Derwent Edge


Good condition 2009-09-06 13:54 - TP4623 (Mam Tor)

FB Number: S4230   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pathfinder Guide - Peak District Walks (2008): Castleton & Mam Tor. Been up here many times before and since but this was the first time after having developed the trigging bug!!




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