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Good condition 2018-11-02 15:30 - TP6619 (Turnhouse)

FB Number: S3271   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

From Cammo Walk carpark, through the trees to the high wall. There is a break in this wall with some equally high fencing discouraging access to the golf-course, but it's easy to slip through. Found the trig easily enough, but I don't like having to cross fairways when there are plenty of golfers about especially after what they've needlessly done to the pillar. Picked a busy time unfortunately.


Good condition 2018-11-02 14:15 - TP5671 (Riccarton)

FB Number: S3085   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As I walked up the 'dead-end' lane towards the railway crossing, I could hear exciteable shouting from the nearby (hidden) Heriot Watt University's sports ground. Probably rugby, was my guess. Into the trig-containing field. Only two horses there today, and we exchanged some amusing equine banter, as I headed uphill. All fine with the pillar.


Good condition 2018-11-02 13:15 - TP0992 (Balleny)

FB Number: S3051   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A pristine recently painted white pillar, looking good. Set between two sheep-filled fields in the shadow of the Pentlands. Cap in place; one s/h open. Lovely short stroll through a small wood with all the colours of autumn evident. Loved the rustling sounds of the fallen leaves as I scuffed my way through. I was back in my childhood.


Slightly damaged 2018-11-02 12:15 - TP2725 (Dalmahoy Hill)

FB Number: S2697   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Fine viewpoint. Could see all three Forth Bridges in the sparkling sunlight. No change to pillar since jonglew's visit. Just one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2018-11-02 11:30 - TP4372 (Lawheads Farm)

FB Number: S2684   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Route as Cootking. Easy walk up through two fields to reach this spectacular pillar. It felt fairly stable, and seems to be secure at the moment, but its future is surely in the hands of the local farmer and whether he can be bothered to preserve it or not. Cap in place with shallow lettering, one s/h open and another one pierced.


Slightly damaged 2018-11-02 10:45 - TP2463 (Cousland)

FB Number: S2683   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Down the muddy, splashy track, then a hop over the fence to find this one. Quite well hidden despite the season. The pillar seems to have sunk a little, or there's been some soil creepage. Whatever the reason, the FB number is covered up once again. Cap remains in place. Couldn't see any sight-holes.


Good condition 2018-11-01 12:15 - TP16240 (Dunfermline Abbey Spire)

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

Wonderful historic building this, and loved the King Robert The Bruce carving in stone all around the top of the tower. Pity it was closed for the winter; I think I was one day too late for visiting. Will return next summer. In the meantime we spent some time wandering around the splendid Pittencrieff Park. Had that old folk ballad running through my head: 'Sir Patrick Spens' with its opening lines: 'The king sits in Dumfermline Toune drinking all the blude-red wine'. Very enjoyable visit to the old town.


Good condition 2018-11-01 11:45 - TP16246 (Dunfermline City Chambers Spire)

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

Another fine Dunfermline building. Built in 1875/9 in French Gothic style, it's full of ingenious carvings & gargoyles with many projecting turrets & mini-steeples. Great fun, and a joy to behold.


Good condition 2018-11-01 11:30 - TP16247 (Dunfermline County Buildings Spire)

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

My first visit proper to Dunfermline Town (not counting one visit to East End Park) and some fine buildings to admire including this now Wetherspoons hotel called The Guildhall & Linen Exchange. Built in 1809, with the spire added in 1811.


Good condition 2018-10-19 14:30 - TP2153 (Cheyne Hill)

FB Number: S5531   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the Fetteresso Forestry Commission carpark, crossed the road, and at the entrance to Braeside Farm, climbed over the wide farm gate and into a grassy field, following the tree-line to my left to soon find the pillar behind its nasty barbed wire. Open cap & all sight-holes closed. Nice easy one. No sign of a golf course.


Good condition 2018-10-19 12:45 - TP6221 (Strathfinella Hill)

FB Number: S5802   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from Drumtochty Castle direction passing the mighty Sitka tree thought to be planted by David Douglas in 1832. Enjoyed the woody climb, particularly a narrow footpath I used for most of the way up. Had to cross an awkward area of old cleared trees, but soon found the wind-break which led me up to the summit. Luckily spied the pillar hidden within the dark and brooding interior. Open cap & one s/h open. An enjoyable challenge.


Good condition 2018-10-10 13:45 - TP1290 (Ben Newe)

FB Number: S8704   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Likewise, meandered up and down using both narrow paths and wide tracks, somehow managing to go straight to the top with no trouble. Enjoyed the seating at the trig; very restful there for ten minutes or so. Pillar has its cap with deep lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2018-10-10 11:15 - TP1962 (Carn Leac Saighdeir)

FB Number: S8742   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up to the top by way of tracks. Loved the old grassed bridge en route. Pillar has its cap in place with deep indented lettering, 2 s/h's open, and is set within its stony 'den'. Apparently, at 2293 ft, this hill is the 2004th highest in Scotland. I needed to tell somebody.


Good condition 2018-10-01 11:15 - TP1414 (Black Hill (NS77))

FB Number: S3660   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine visit to this Bronze and Iron Age settlement. Incredible to imagine people living up here, perhaps from as early as 1000 BC. One thing's certain: they had much better views then, compared to today's people. Thereís only so many of those twirly wind turbines this trigger can take! Pillar has its original cap with two sight-holes open.


Good condition 2018-09-30 18:55 - TP6546 (Tosside)

FB Number: S5622   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This pillar sits obligingly in a green field a short distance from the enticingly-named village of Tosside on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, just inside the Red Rose county. Hopped over the farm gate in Longton's Lane and glided across said field to find a plastic cap and two sight-holes open.


Slightly damaged 2018-09-30 13:30 - TP5119 (Newton Fell)

FB Number: S4698   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Freshly white painted pillar with the Red Rose of Lancashire emblazoned around it, looking good through the squally rain. Open cap; 2 s/h's open.


Good condition 2018-09-20 11:30 - TP9458 (St Cuthberts Church Tower Centre)

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

There used to be two huge towers at St Cuthbert's but the second tower which once stood above the crossing collapsed in 1561. Might have given the OS a problem in choosing between the two had it survived. And so much of interest within. Great visit.


Good condition 2018-09-19 16:15 - TP9459 (Wells Cathedral NW Tower Centre)

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

What an outstanding building. Visited quite late in the day so the cathedral was virtually empty. Loved the genuinely amazing strainer arches - never seen anything quite like it. Also, the C13 Chapter House stone steps, and the Chapter House itself. And so much more.........


Good condition 2018-09-19 12:30 - TP6029 (Small Down Knoll)

FB Number: S5834   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

En route to the City Of Wells, our first stop was here, a Bronze Age hill-fort of six acres with two entrances. Also Iron Age artefacts have been found within so people lived up here for many hundreds of years. Brilliant site. Pillar has open cap with all s/h's open. Nearby were some succulent blackberries, and I duly picked a handful for my Lady's consumption. Then on to the splendid East Somerset Railway for a steam train ride. Finally, a visit to the magnificent Wells Cathedral.


Good condition 2018-09-15 12:15 - TP5271 (Oxleaze)

FB Number: S2424   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This pillar sits in a hilly field just off a restricted way and retains its cap with light lettering and all sight-holes open. Enjoyed this morning's trigging and a visit to the charming little church at Shorncote on my way to the County Ground. Just as well, for the football was awful from the home team, but fine, cultured play from Bury in my latest trigging/footballing adventure.


Good condition 2018-09-15 11:15 - TP3696 (Hazleton)

FB Number: S2406   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the minor road alongside the A40, over the drystone wall and across the stubbles to find the pillar with its plastic cap and all sight-holes open.


Slightly damaged 2018-09-15 10:30 - TP3241 (Fosse Way)

FB Number: S6320   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Must be one of the easiest trigs in the land. Pillar has an open cap with all the sight-holes open. Stepped into the adjacent field to look for the bolt-containing reservoir, but it seems to have been destroyed.


Good condition 2018-09-15 10:00 - TP2133 (Chedworth)

FB Number: S2411   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Beautiful morning in this dew-soaked stubbly field, as I nimbly hopped over the electric fences to reach this walled trigpoint. Pillar has its original cap with shallow lettering; two closed sight-holes, and two hidden.


Good condition 2018-09-07 14:45 - TP13118 (St Lawrences Church Tower Centre)

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

A church full of interest externally & internally. Has attractive flint and stone chequerwork. Within is much fine woodwork; there is a west gallery, a wagon roof with bosses, C12 font etc., The tower was rebuilt in 1711 by one 'Tho. Pitt Esq. Benefactor'. Good for him.


Good condition 2018-09-07 13:30 - TP7907 (Figsbury Ring)

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

Wonderful Iron Age fort enclosing 16 acres with entrances to the east and west. Unusually, it has a concentric ditch within. Walked the full encirclement, claiming the surface block as we did so. Good views over the Avon Valley with Salisbury Cathedral prominent.


Good condition 2018-08-04 11:15 - TP9136 (Hungerford School Belfry)

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

Good visit to Hungerford with its attractive High Street, St Lawrence's Church and the Kennet & Avon Canal. This school's not bad architecturally either. Also visited the nearby All Saints Church at Ham, and the welcoming Plough at Shalbourne for a refreshing lemonade. Later, a sensational home win at the County Ground with two penalties in the 96th & 98th minutes. Football? Bloody Hell! A very full day.


Good condition 2018-08-04 11:00 - TP7679 (Hungerford)

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

There is a lay-by just past the rugby ground on your right, approaching from the town centre. Then a few paces through a scrubby wood, over a low fence into a playing field (a Saturday and summer holidays) so school closed. And there it is - so exciting!


Good condition 2018-08-04 10:30 - TP4061 (Hungerford Waterworks)

FB Number: S6285   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Luckily for me the owner of the trig-containing property was gardening in his front garden, and was pleased to show me through to the pillar. He kindly pulled back some high-growing asparagus so that I could read the FB number! He told me he'd had about four calls in four years from the trigging community. The cap is now covered by a sundial, and I noticed that at least two sight-holes are open. A necessarily quick visit, for I didn't wish to overstay my welcome.


Good condition 2018-07-31 16:15 - TP12409 (Fawley Flare Stack East)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

'An intersected station is a prominent landmark, such as a water tower, or church spire, that can be observed from a distance. By observing one or more such points through a telescope, surveyors can determine positions on the surface of the Earth through the use of trigonometry.' Well these two Fawley flare stacks are certainly not prominent. Also they are very close together. Why are they both intersected stations? So it's all a puzzle to this perplexed trig-hunter. But I won't let it worry me for long.


Good condition 2018-07-31 16:15 - TP12408 (Fawley Flare Stack West)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10


Good condition 2018-07-31 13:30 - TP12410 (Fawley Power Station Chimney)

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

One of those intersected stations I have seen hundreds of times over the years, so why not book it on this website? Spent some time today at Calshot where this chimney is all dominant. The castle is worth a visit. Then over to Lepe Beach for a refreshing plunge, and from where the chimney is a constant landmark.


Good condition 2018-07-24 13:30 - TP1796 (Burrow Hill)

FB Number: S5896   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Party time, or rather picnic time at the trig. And what a delightful hill this is with fabulous all round views in particular out towards 'Camelot'! Today was a family gathering on this hill for we travelled from the east (Southampton) to meet our folks from the west (Plymouth). None of us had been here previously, we simply looked at the map, checked with this website, and decided that it looked good. In reality, more than good. Before the picnic we visited the superb Burrow Cider premises where we were given a tour by the welcoming staff (were able to park our cars there for several hours), and naturally bought lots of cider. Maybe trig purists abhor a seat around a pillar, but for us picnickers it was perfect. Later a walk around the Levels with some managing a swim in the River Parrett. Memorable day's visit.


Good condition 2018-07-24 12:15 - TP20663 (Muchelney Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

This site says that the flagstaff is destroyed, but there is definitely one there now, today flagless. I bought several postcards in the church and one showed the Cross of St George fluttering away (from 2017); another postcard incredibly shows a barn owl flying through the nave which just shows how important it is to close church doors behind you as you enter. A lovely visit to St Peter & St Paul with its beautiful warm Ham stone interior.


Good condition 2018-07-18 16:15 - TP7433 (Warminster )

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Did a little architectural stroll around Warminster. Much of interest, some fine buildings, and the active station? Well it's still there.


Slightly damaged 2018-07-18 14:15 - TP0737 (Westbury Down)

FB Number: S1531   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

In overgrown and deserted farmyard. Asphalt-filled cap and 2 sight-holes open. Nearby is the Westbury White Horse, the oldest (1778) and largest of the Wiltshire White Horses. Originally a chalk horse it has been concreted over and painted white. That is sad, isn't it? Above is the Iron Age hill fort: Bratton Castle, with splendid views overlooking the Vale Of Pewsey. Fascinating historical area, and somewhere near is possibly the site of King Alfred's victory at the Battle Of Ethandun (878). Great walk in this area.


Good condition 2018-07-05 13:45 - TP5281 (Pananich Hill)

FB Number: S8711   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in Ballater, crossed the Royal Bridge, then up into woodland to find a footpath which passes behind Glenmuick House, to pick up the track to Pananich Hill. Needed to clamber over one drystone wall in the process. Enjoyable stroll, enhanced by hundreds of orange butterflies flitting about - wonderful. Pillar is fine, with open cap & 2 s/h's open. Nearby is a black plastic sculpture of a man looking skywards. Rather strange and esoteric. But I liked it, although not sure it'll survive many winters up here.


Good condition 2018-07-05 10:30 - TP3123 (Fasheilach)

FB Number: S6889   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Along the track from near the Linn Of Muick, and then an 'up and down' progression through peat hags and heather. Peat hags are always challenging (to me!), but at the moment they are completely dry which was very helpful. Plenty of deer and hares. The pillar sits within a broken circle of stones; open cap & all four s/h's open. Very good views from here, and I noticed that Lochnagar was covered with heavy cloud, (almost went to climb it today, but luckily decided on two interesting hills instead, both with superb views).


Good condition 2018-07-03 14:30 - TP8916 (Baird Monument)

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

Had just visited the colourful gardens at Drummond Castle, and then this delightful leafy walk up to the monument on the way home. Gradually getting through the Perthshire monuments.


Slightly damaged 2018-06-27 11:45 - TP1960 (Carn Gower)

FB Number: 2973   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Walked over from Carn Liath. From a distance Carn nan Gabhar looked a sumptuous green mountain. Also the mountain-pass from just beyond Braigh Coire Chruinn- bhalgain sits like a green drawbridge between the two mountains. Absolutely beautiful up here today.


Slightly damaged 2018-06-27 09:30 - TP1963 (Carn Liath)

FB Number: S9437   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked near Loch Moraig, and within minutes of starting my walk I was serenaded by a pair of curlews. They may well have been welcoming me by emitting that delightful thin piping sound. Most probably though, they were just warning me off! A good start. Struggled a little in climbing Carn Liath for it was burning hot even setting off at 07.30. Pillar has open cap with all s/h's open.


Good condition 2018-06-23 13:30 - TP7743 (Dundee)

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

The gate to the pier & jetty was locked, but there was a perfect view from Fisher Street. My main reason for today's visit to Broughty Ferry was to visit the wonderful Assai Records shop in King Street. Great to be in a 'proper' record shop once again, and not a CD in sight. Just had to buy some vinyl. Bought three LP's including the brilliant Martyn Bennett's Grit (complete with a trigpoint pillar on both front & back covers). So I really feel as though I've bagged two trigs today!


Good condition 2018-06-10 16:15 - TP4308 (Knox Hill)

FB Number: S4597   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Into the jungle that is Knox Hill. Entered from a south-westerly direction, and determinedly snipped away with my trusty secateurs, (although in truth a machete would have been more appropriate), making gradual progress. I veered to the right: no luck. Veered to the left: again no luck. Yet I seemed to be at the highest point, but couldn't see it. Moved several inches to my right: Voila! Spent some time at the pillar (cap in place with shallow lettering, and one s/h open) clearing vegetation. The pillar is now visible from the grass bank to the east walking around the hillock, but you need to look very carefully. I imagine that now we've had rain at last, a growth spurt may soon cover it up again. You've probably got two or three weeks. Quite an adventure, but at least this pillar lives within a secure environment and must be safe for generations!


Good condition 2018-06-07 13:45 - TP6170 (Steeles Knowe)

FB Number: S6166   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fairly comfortable walk up along the wind farm's stony road. Eventually, the pillar can be seen in the distance as you thred your way through the twirling fans. Open cap, one sight-hole open, one pierced, and two closed. Scorching sun today; I need a hat!


Good condition 2018-05-29 14:30 - TP8915 (Melville Monument)

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

Fine woody walk up from Comrie, first to the Deil's Caldron Waterfall, then on up to visit this 72' memorial to Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, who died today 207 years ago. Well worth the exertion to reach these two very different viewpoints.


Good condition 2018-05-29 12:15 - TP14340 (Comrie Church Spire)

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

In Comrie today to visit long-gone family members, over the Dalginross Bridge, and within the Old Comrie Cemetery. Back in the town, Comrie Parish Church was locked, therefore just an external observation. Built in 1879/81 in a French Gothic style, the spire is octagonal and of ashlar masonry.


Damaged 2018-05-25 13:30 - TP3339 (Geallaig Hill)

FB Number: S8744   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked near the cairn on the Old Military Road (B976) and then up on the track across the moor to Geallaig Hill where the pillar resides within its protective circular wall. Open cap with all sight-holes open. Grand views up here today, and plenty of hares, red grouse and lapwings. All good company. Returned via the north-westerly track back to the road at Braenaloin (20 minutes road walk back to car) making it a circular walk of just two hours.


Good condition 2018-05-18 14:30 - TP3772 (High Bent)

FB Number: S2649   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Off the M6 on our way to Scotland, for a welcome break looking around the colourful Biddulph Grange Gardens for a few hours. Naturally, I looked in the locality for hopefully an easy first Staffordshire trig, and decided on this one. Hopped over the low wall and barbed wire fence to reach the pillar which has fine views from it. Cap in place, all sight-holes open. Then back to the clogged M6.


Good condition 2018-05-14 17:30 - TP24171 (Christ Church Vane Sheen)

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

Following my walk around Richmond Park, I ventured into East Sheen Common, and visited Christ Church, a fine piece of Victorian church-building. Opened in 1864, architect was Arthur Blomfield.


Good condition 2018-05-14 16:45 - TP24036 (Richmond Church Spire)

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

A splendid church of High Victorian Gothic, of 1857, architect: George Gilbert Scott. Lots of interest within.


Good condition 2018-05-14 14:15 - TP5674 (Richmond Park)

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

Why have I never been to Richmond Park before? Don't know. Unfathomable. But I made up for it today. On my annual visit to Craven Cottage, I visited the Park and explored it for 3 or 4 hours, criss-crossing it (under, over, sideways, down!) enjoying the red & fallow deer, and the exotic green parakeets (still haven't got used to their now permanent presence in London). This is a beautiful green space. Pillar has plastic cap, and all four s/h's open. Then on to a rocking Craven Cottage to see Fulham win 2-0. Brilliant atmosphere, lovely attacking fitba, the best I've seen in years. Dad, you'd have loved it!


Good condition 2018-05-08 15:30 - TP3482 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S5888   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy one with which to finish the day. Cap open; one sight-hole open.


Slightly damaged 2018-05-08 15:00 - TP5449 (Pilsdon)

FB Number: S1507   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Splendidly set within an Iron Age Fort of about 8 acres. Entered through its south-western entrance, scattering sheep as I did so. Plastic cap and all four sight-holes open.


Good condition 2018-05-08 12:45 - TP3343 (Gerrards Hill)

FB Number: S5890   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in Stoke Abbot and walked up a dramatic sunken lane, then a bluebell-filled footpath up to and around Chart Knolle, to find the pillar nicely sited in long grass and shaded by a few trees. Asphalt cap; one s/h open. Then back to Chart Knolle, and continued over to the County Top at Lewesdon Hill, returning to Stoke Abbot by a series of footpaths. A grand little tour of less than two hours.


Good condition 2018-05-08 11:30 - TP5162 (North Hill)

FB Number: S5986   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in a little road called Wych Ridge, then up Wych Hill and out via a footpath and into the countryside to easily find this pillar which has an open cap and one s/h open.


Good condition 2018-05-08 10:30 - TP5951 (Shipton Hill)

FB Number: S5959   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This really is a 'delightful little hill', and today it must be at its gorgeous best with a beautiful waving profusion of pink and blue (campion and bluebells, with a sprinkling of forget-me-nots) surrounding the pillar. Cap in place; 2 s/h's open. Approached from the east.


Slightly damaged 2018-05-08 09:45 - TP4681 (Martins Down)

FB Number: S5912   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Wanted to visit this one from Long Bredy Church, but three cars were already parked there and there was no room for a fourth! Couldn't find anywhere nearby in the village, so headed back towards the A35 and ended parking as Griefmaster described below. Pity I missed out on the church visit; maybe another time. Pillar has open cap, and one s/h open.


Good condition 2018-04-26 15:15 - TP12309 (Blackford Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2018-04-26 14:15 - TP3843 (Hill)

FB Number: S4992   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the Carse Of Lecropt Kirk carpark. Sadly, this eye-catching building (seen many times whilst driving along the M9 below) was locked. Pity, would have loved to have explored inside. Easy approach up to the tree-shaded pillar which is mostly lichen covered, although I could detect some of the red-lined graffiti from some years ago. Asphalt cap; one sight-hole open. I think I've visited a week too early, for the bluebells within their green glade are soon to burst forth at their glorious best. Startled a roe deer near the top.


Good condition 2018-04-26 13:15 - TP3322 (Gartenkeir)

FB Number: S3600   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on the first turning of the farm track, and stepped out with billowing grey and black clouds moving at pace over the Ochils; would I be lucky and avoid a soaking? Only took 17 minutes there & back, and yes I got a soaking! A full, fat April shower, but surely that's to be celebrated? Pillar has asphalt cap and one sight-hole open. Passed throught several fields & two electric fences (switched off), for an invigorating dash.


Good condition 2018-04-18 14:15 - TP0493 (Dalwhinnie)

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

Easy find. This FBM seems to be very well.


Slightly damaged 2018-04-18 11:15 - TP0766 (A' Bhuideaneach Bheag)

FB Number: S9079   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

No views for me at the top today, swirling icy mists gave me a testing exercise in orienteering skills (not that I was moving at a fast pace). Two falls: crashed to the ground ascending on an icy patch; then coming down skidded on the scree track. How appropriate that I was playing Neil Young's 'Old Man' on the way here! Returned to Dalwhinnie fortunately unscathed, where I visited the station with its cozy waiting room and nostalgic photographs.


Good condition 2018-04-09 14:00 - TP2346 (Colehill)

FB Number: S6731   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Could see this one from the road as I drove up. Short walk across a recently ploughed muddy field. The pillar still has its pile of boulders partly concealing the FB number and sight-holes. Removed some of them. Cap in place, and one sight-hole definitely open but the others are 'entombed'.


Good condition 2018-04-09 13:15 - TP3928 (Hillhead Of Fechil)

FB Number: S6200   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked a little to the north-east in Hillhead Road, Ellon, then a hop over the low wall and into a field of stubble for a quick walk up to the trig. Cap in place, one sight-hole open, and another one buried.


Good condition 2018-04-09 12:30 - TP6325 (Tarty)

FB Number: S6809   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy one, with about a 100 yards stroll up the field from the road to the west, to find the pillar nestling between two fences. Cap remains in place; one s/h open.


Good condition 2018-04-05 12:45 - TP8046 (Airlie Memorial Tower Apex)

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

A beautiful day in Glen Clova and Glen Doll. On way to the Glen Clova Hotel for lunch, but really it's important to work up an appetite isn't it? This was a great little walk up from near the wonderful granite memorial to Scott and Wilson of the Antarctic, through the woods, with eventually, snow-capped Munros to admire. The Airlie Memorial is a fine massive square tower built in 1901 in that distinctive Scottish Baronial style with a conical-roofed circular caphouse at one corner. Loved it, and the views. Only downside is those warning notices plastered all round the tower: 'danger from falling masonry.' Surely a sign as you approach the tower would be better?


Slightly damaged 2018-03-25 12:30 - TP8023 (Lynedoch Obelisk)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked at the golfing range carpark near Twomile House, and made this a circular walk taking in the McDuff Monument and the Lynedoch Obelisk, and returning by way of the golf course. About an hour in all. I've noticed this intersected station many times from the Coupar Angus/Perth road, but as I never register 'drive-by' sightings, I'd always determined to walk up here one day, and today was the day. The Mcduff Folly was built in the seventeenth century; noticed a piece of graffiti dated 1877. Then up to the obelisk, built in 1850, in honour of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, who did heroic things during the Napoleanic Wars. Fine views from both landmarks.


Good condition 2018-03-20 11:30 - TP2884 (Dumglow)

FB Number: S3678   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Dumglow trigpoint sits nicely within a Bronze Age hillfort, with embankments and ditches all evidence of its former importance to whichever tribe used to live here. Good all round views, and I particularly enjoyed those over to Loch Leven and imagining Mary, Queen Of Scots making good her escape across the water to Kinross in 1568. A silent, magical winter wonderland walk up here for much snow remains. Pillar has open cap, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2018-03-20 09:45 - TP4400 (Lendrick Hill)

FB Number: S3671   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Whilst studying the map I decided to forgo the trackway which seemed to meander through woodland, and take a more direct route. This meant walking up alongside, and to the right, of the woodland boundary just within a high deer fence. Although a bit of a slog through tufty grass and snow, this route served me well, for there were splendid views to the south and west. And got to see a small herd of fallow deer close by. Pillar has open cap, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2018-03-10 12:30 - TP7287 (Newcastle)

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

Missed this one yesterday so returned today, but couldn't spot it from ground level. Followed Ted's lead, and jogged up to the top of the Children's Hospital car park where it can be easily seen. Then off to St James Park for my first visit: NUFC 3-0 Saints, sitting in the highest away-end in the land. Whenever there was a lull in the game, there was a great view to be had of the city despite the 'fog on the Tyne' rolling in. Pity that my team didn't turn up, but an otherwise enjoyable few days in Newcastle.


Good condition 2018-03-09 12:30 - TP11071 (Civic Centre Vane)

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

I liked this modern building, and who wouldn't appreciate the fabulous seahorses? Built in 1967, and opened the following year.


Good condition 2018-03-09 11:45 - TP7365 (Newcastle University)

FB Number: 12327   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I think this is my second 'pretend pillar', the first being Rob's Pillar at Chandlers Ford. Thinner than the real thing without a proper spider and cap, but great fun. Fine walk around the University grounds.


Good condition 2018-03-09 10:30 - TP10764 (Newcastle Cathedral Spire)

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

St Mary's Cathedral was built in the early 1840's, and the architect was that most flamboyant and dashing of Victorians: Augustus Welby Pugin. Inside, Pugin's neo-gothic/decorated style is typically sumptious and radiant. I've always loved his 'over the top' creativity. The tower and slender spire were added in 1872. Could view both from our hotel window.


Good condition 2018-02-25 15:45 - TP6293 (Sydling)

FB Number: S5830   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hadn't planned to visit this one, but on perusing the map before driving home it looked to be an easy one, and it was. Walked around the field edge and then up the strip of grass between fields to reach the pillar which has an asphalt cap & 2 s/h's open. On approaching the pillar I was accompanied by a pair of fluttering wrens. Delightful.


Good condition 2018-02-25 15:00 - TP1079 (Batcombe Hill)

FB Number: S5909   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily found in its thorny hedge. Cap in place with deep lettering, & 2 s/h's open.


Good condition 2018-02-25 13:45 - TP3743 (Hermitage)

FB Number: S5850   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Decided to walk from Gore Hill over Telegraph Hill to this trig. Studying the map, I thought the walk looked to be a good one, and it was. Could see the pillar in the near distance as I strolled through a couple of green fields after coming down from Telegraph Hill. Pillar nicely situated on its prominent small hill. Has its cap & one s/h open. Just over an hour, there & back. Dorset was wonderful today in its Arctic coat!


Good condition 2018-02-25 12:30 - TP0736 (Gore Hill)

FB Number: S1513   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I expected a mud-clinging walk across the short distance to the trig, but luckily the day's frost ensured that the mud was solid and frozen. Asphalt cap, 2 s/h's open & one pierced.


Slightly damaged 2018-02-25 12:00 - TP1554 (Boys Hill)

FB Number: S5854   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2018-02-25 11:15 - TP2919 (Dungeon Hill)

FB Number: S5863   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Couldn't find the footpath, or any signage. Parked alongside a forlorn, obviously empty and long-neglected large house, (must once have been a fine, handsome property), crossed the road, clambered over a fence into a lush, grassy field, then up and through a pair of strangely placed gate posts to reach the trig. Cap in place with deep lettering, three sight-holes open, and the fourth one pierced. Someone has entwined three sprigs of mistletoe around the top of the pillar.


Good condition 2018-02-25 10:45 - TP3823 (Higher Hill)

FB Number: S5943   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at Folly after pausing at the nearby beautiful village of Plush: glad to see that the Brace Of Pheasants pub remains open. Missed this one some time ago hidden as it was within some 'triffid-like' growth during late summer, but no problem today, for bare winter has revealed the pillar. Cap in place with deep lettering; 2 s/h's open.


Good condition 2018-02-25 10:00 - TP2123 (Charlton Higher Down)

FB Number: S5941   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

All set for a trig-fest today with seven planned in bitterly cold, frosty, Siberian Dorset. Beautiful bright day with perfect visibility, not a cloud in the sky, but oh, that wind: absolutely spine-tinglingly freezing. This first trig of the day only took 10 minutes in total, with a quick jog up the field. Cap in place with deep indented lettering; one s/h open. Fine views back over to the Piddle Valley. And could see the Hardy Monument (not the author, but Nelson's officer).


Good condition 2018-02-17 12:15 - TP3499 (Greenmoor Hill)

FB Number: S6168   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Was helped to find this one by a woodman working nearby. He was aware of its existence, and led me straight to it. As we conversed, he became more interested and even slightly excited by the historic piece of concrete before us, and he expressed a determination to tidy up the area surrounding the trig 'within the next few days'. This was his tenth consecutive day of working, but he wanted to help preserve this pillar's historic importance. How uplifting all this was! Cap in place & one s/h open. After, I went for a short walk in the Common Wood to find snowdrop heaven; it really felt as though the long winter was passing at last. And finally football heaven: STFC 3-2 PVFC.


Good condition 2018-02-17 11:00 - TP0543 (Wallingford)

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

All overgrown within its protective railings.


Good condition 2018-02-17 10:15 - TP9525 (County Mental Hospital Chimney)

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

These buildings have always fascinated me, and having worked in several of them, I have first-hand knowledge of the good and bad aspects of life within. However, with their permanent closure, it is no surprise to me that the high numbers of homeless people with mental health problems has increased drastically over the years. There is precious little 'asylum' for many today. Asylum simply being ' a place of refuge or protection'. Opened in 1870 as the Berkshire County Lunatic Asylum, it eventually became Fair Mile Hospital in 1948 until its closure in 2003. Today I viewed it from the Thames Path, but have visited it several times during my professional career.


Good condition 2018-02-17 09:45 - TP6886 (White Hill)

FB Number: S5731   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Straightforward walk up from the west (B4009), on a wide grassy field-border. Pillar has its cap with indented lettering and one sight-hole open. Could see my next destination across the River Thames, namely the former County Mental Hospital.


Good condition 2018-02-10 13:15 - TP6506 (Tolldown Resr)

FB Number: S3218   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

What an ugly area for this trig. Really unpleasant, with plenty of signs of recent carnal activity. Fortunately, the filthy weather seems to have kept any erstwhile activists indoors, for I saw no one. Glad to shoot down the motorway for some football: Robins 1-0 Stags.


Good condition 2018-02-10 12:30 - TP2020 (Castle Combe)

FB Number: S2504   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easily found at this time of the year, but completely covered with entangling thorny briars. And did I bring my secateurs? No. So, with difficulty I fought my way in to find an open cap. No idea re: the state of the sight-holes; not worth getting a scratching for.


Good condition 2018-02-10 11:30 - TP6696 (Wadswick)

FB Number: S2486   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

This was a simple affair, parking at Chapel Plaister and walking back down a country lane for a quarter of mile to find the trig within a field next to a drystone wall. Concrete cap with 3 s/hís open. Horrible wet & windy day, but luckily the rain eased off during my short stroll.


Good condition 2018-01-26 14:45 - TP2752 (Dechmont Law)

FB Number: S3242   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked near the Tenpin Bowling Hall (haven't played that game for many a long year), and then followed the straight pathway up to and around the reservoir, to find the pillar nicely positioned on its green outcrop. Cap in place; deep indentation, and all 4 s/h's open.


Slightly damaged 2018-01-26 13:30 - TP0991 (Ballencrieff Hill)

FB Number: S3241   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Good half-hour walk visiting Cairnpapple Hill, Ballencrieff Hill, and Knock Hill. Pillar has open cap, and all 4 s/h's open. As I approached the trig, a shepherd and his sheep-dog were driving their flock across the hillside before me. This county top of West Lothian is the lowest in Scotland, followed by Craigairie Hill in Wigtownshire. (321 metres). Gradually ticking them off.


Moved 2018-01-26 12:15 - TP5313 (Parkly Place)

FB Number: S3233   Condition: Moved   Score: 4/10

Walked up through the field edge from Oaklands Park to find this long-toppled pillar. Originally positioned in the middle of the adjoining field where it was built in April 1944, and presumably dumped in its current position sometime in 1971. So it stood for about 27 years, and has been 'laid low' for over 46 years. Shame it can't be righted.


Good condition 2018-01-26 11:15 - TP4052 (Humbie Farm)

FB Number: S3132   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As others, parked by the gates to the reservoir, then walked around the boundary of the field (young green shoots in field prevented me charging straight across for the shortest route). Then up from the south along the field boundary to find the pillar which retains its cap with shallow lettering, one sight-hole open, and another pierced. About 20 minutes in all.


Good condition 2018-01-11 14:45 - TP7050 (Woodlands)

FB Number: S5790   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

The pillar now stands in the middle of a field. There is no longer a drystone wall as shown in photographs from a few years ago. (See Border Peat's photo from September 2011). Shame it's gone. An exceptionally muddy walk across to the pillar which has its cap & one sight-hole open. Then back through the oozing mud, feet becoming uncomfortably damp: time for a new pair of walking boots.


Good condition 2018-01-11 13:45 - TP1339 (Berry Top)

FB Number: S5601   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Also parked alongside the enclosed pond, and somehow managed to entangle myself around the first barbed wire fence: blood flowed and clothes ripped. (Not usually this careless.) Then a splashy walk across several boggy fields to reach the drystone wall, and then the trig. Pillar has its cap, and one s/h is open.


Good condition 2018-01-11 11:45 - TP2690 (Curlethney)

FB Number: S5789   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy access up the wide track from the B979. As I neared the top, a heron arose right in front of me and floated languidly away in a soundless, graceful flight. Soon I was within those slightly sinister, quietly whirring 'sentinels', to find the pillar within its heathery setting. Pillar has a cap with raised lettering, and two s/h's were open.


Good condition 2018-01-07 14:45 - TP4275 (Knock Hill)

FB Number: S3207   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

There was a meeting on at the race-track, but this didn't cause me any hardship. Cut across the frozen hillside to reach the metalled road near the top, which was dangerously icy - kept to the grassy fringes. Pillar has its original cap in place with shallow lettering, and all 4 s/h's open. Splendid all round views. Then an exploration of the nearby long-closed railway: old bridge and extensive embankments.


Good condition 2017-12-28 13:45 - TP4002 (Hoods Hill)

FB Number: S3203   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

This pillar is irritatingly encaptured within a Scottish Water compound, and is surrounded by tough fencing topped by pernicious razor wire. With a little forethought, the pillar could/should have been outside of this compound. I decided to follow other brave and intrepid trigpointers by scaling the gate, skilfully avoiding the razor barbs. It might have been nasty. Pillar has open cap, and all four sight-holes are open. It was only on leaving, did I notice a sign informing me that the site is alarmed. But no alarming incident occurred to spoil my fun.


Good condition 2017-12-28 12:15 - TP13149 (Milnathort Church Spire)

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

The former Milnathort United Presbyterian Church, converted to housing in 1994.


Good condition 2017-12-28 11:30 - TP2202 (Clatto Hill)

FB Number: S3162   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up from the track entrance to Clatto Barns and a brisk invigorating walk, until on reaching Clatto Hill it was much slower progress clambering over many felled trees in icy conditions: a little challenging, but fun. Cap in place with shallow lettering, and one sight-hole open. An enjoyable little adventure.


Good condition 2017-12-28 10:15 - TP3941 (Hilton)

FB Number: S3158   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

All quiet in the tiny settlement of Hilton Forthar - no inquisitive farmer around today. Fortunately, the trig-containing field had nothing planted there, so it was an easy plod over the frosty and icy stubbles of the bygone harvest. Cap remains in place with shallow lettering, two s/h's open, one closed, and one hidden. Beautiful sunny winter's day with the frost glittering.


Good condition 2017-11-18 13:45 - TP6599 (Tuckers Cross)

FB Number: S5712   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

My last pillar of the day before a rewarding football match: Yeovil Town 1-2 Swindon Town. A muddy farm track up to the trig-containing field, then a careful walk along the tractor lines avoiding the young green growth. Pillar has an asphalt cap, and one sight-hole open.


Slightly damaged 2017-11-18 13:00 - TP3825 (Higher Oborne)

FB Number: S5876   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

This is such a contrast to Corton Hill visited an hour ago. From the sublime to the very ordinary, for Higher Oborne's pillar resides in a thorny hedge with no views at all. It was tricky discovering it, such was its camouflaged state even in these denuding autumnal times. Got a few scratches, including a spectacular facial lashing from an angry bramble! Once again, off to a football match (Yeovil Town FC) bloodied and muddied. Open cap, and definitely one sight-hole open, maybe more, but difficult to assess.


Slightly damaged 2017-11-18 12:15 - TP2438 (Corton Hill)

FB Number: S5875   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

This really is a beautiful green hill. Although less than 200m, the surrounding views are stunning with Cadbury Castle looking majestic in the weak November sunlight, as well it might, for we KNOW that this is the true site of Camelot! In the opposite direction, nestling below, is the village of Corton Denham with St Andrew's church tower prominent. A gorgeous, tranquil scene. Pillar has open cap with all s/h's also open.


Good condition 2017-11-18 11:15 - TP2125 (Charlton Hill)

FB Number: S5713   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quite easy to find this pillar, near the attractive village of Charlton Horethorne. Set on a concrete plinth in the middle of a field. Parked at nearby farm-gate, donned the trusty wellies, and splashed my way across the pasture. Cap is plugged with a mysterious filling, and one s/h is open.


Good condition 2017-11-18 10:30 - TP5393 (Penselwood)

FB Number: S5878   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at junction to the south of the trig, then a walk up a leafy lane to take a short footpath on the left into a field to find the pillar with an open cap and all sight-holes open. Good to be back in this area, last walked in 1996, a three counties walk: Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.


Slightly damaged 2017-11-01 16:15 - TP6372 (The Crannel)

FB Number: S5756   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

A beautiful late autumn afternoon with the sinking sun casting long shadows. Up the rutted road from Gannochy, and parked near the gate across that road ( NO586724) where a sign proclaimed that this is the shooting season and permission is required to drive any further, although pleasingly I heard no gunshots today. A large herd of cows to walk through, and came face to face with a huge bull who luckily for me was in friendly moooood! Pillar retains its cap with deep lettering; all four s/h's open. Some cracking to the fabric. Superb all round views - felt good to be alive.


Good condition 2017-10-26 11:30 - TP15549 (Dundee St Peters Church Spire)

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

Elegant Late Georgian church built in 1836, St Peter's spire is octagonal. Paused here to admire this attractive building before a meeting up at the nearby Taybridge Bar.


Good condition 2017-10-22 14:15 - TP2853 (Drumain)

FB Number: S3149   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Feeling terrible with heavy 'man-flu' type symptoms, but no chance of wasting such a lovely autumn afternoon, so off for a Fifeshire frolic in the Lomond Hills where during my walk I diverted to visit this nicely situated trig. Pillar has its cap with shallow lettering, and all s/h's open. What a tonic - felt much better at the end of the walk.


Good condition 2017-10-17 18:45 - TP9078 (Bruntsfield Public School Dome)

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

Now Bruntsfield Primary School, it was built in 1893/5, and that definitely doesn't look like a dome to me; more like a lantern or belfry. but what do I know?


Good condition 2017-10-17 18:30 - TP9073 (Bruntsfield Church Spire)

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

On a Morningside/Bruntsfield architectural wander, and came across this hulking building. Bruntsfield Evangelical Church (formerly United Presbyterian) was built in 1882/3, and is described by the Buildings Of Scotland as 'tough, early French Gothic.' So there you have it!


Good condition 2017-10-17 18:15 - TP9066 (Morningside Baptist Church Spire)

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

Now the Elim Church, before that it was the Baptist Church, and in the beginning it was Morningside Free Church! Built in 1872, it was burnt out in 1973 and apparently now has 'a simple, steeply raked auditorium.' In an area known locally as 'Holy Corner' because of the four churches situated there in close proximity.


Good condition 2017-10-17 18:00 - TP9072 (Christchurch Church Spire)

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

Built in 1875/8 in a grand French Gothic style. The steeple is 141 feet high, and there is plenty to admire from outside, but I'd have loved to have had a look inside.


Good condition 2017-10-17 17:15 - TP1574 (Braid Hills)

FB Number: S3087   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Loved it up here. Sat on one of the benches near the pillar for some long peaceful moments - probably twenty minutes, and surprisingly saw no one. And then eventually down to the Usher Hall to see the Richard Thompson concert - he was in his usual sublime form. A wonderful afternoon on the hills, and a perfect evening of great songs and exquisite guitar-playing. Another memorable Edinburgh experience.


Good condition 2017-10-17 15:15 - TP0816 (Allermuir Hill)

FB Number: S3092   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Up from Dreghorn by the Howden Burn, where as I ascended, I was passed by a running straggle of soldiers carrying hefty backpacks, descending. Some were really struggling, but they all managed to gasp out a greeting. Great lads!


Good condition 2017-10-14 14:15 - TP10036 (Dingwall Spire)

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

My first visit to Dingwall, and walked past this church with its attractive spire on my way to Victoria Park to watch Ross County 1-2 Hearts which now completes for me the 42 Scottish League grounds. And at half-time there was an announcement congratulating me on my achievement. Now, I wonder, who arranged that?! Now what? Perhaps the Highland League grounds, for there's bound to be some interesting trigpoints around those areas.


Good condition 2017-10-14 13:45 - TP1720 (Bruichglas)

FB Number: S8179   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked just within the field and strolled the 50 yards or so over a recently harvested field, now of corn stalks, to reach the pillar which retains its cap with raised lettering. Sight-holes buried. Enjoyed the field setting and the view across Cromarty Firth.


Good condition 2017-10-14 13:30 - TP6481 (Tighnacarn)

FB Number: S8134   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at the end of the farm track, and jogged down to the pillar set within a hedge. Cap in place with raised lettering. Fine views over Cromarty Firth.


Good condition 2017-10-14 13:15 - TP4964 (Muirends)

FB Number: S8132   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant, quiet driving up to this one, and easily found just off the road within a grassy field. Pillar has its cap; one s/h open.


Good condition 2017-10-14 12:30 - TP4175 (Kessock Ord)

FB Number: S7760   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Convenient car park nearby, and a quick short pleasant walk up through the woods, where I found the pillar with open cap and two s/h's open. No views from here, but you're compensated by a beautiful piece of woodland.


Good condition 2017-10-14 11:45 - TP2860 (Drumine)

FB Number: S7420   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked in a field entrance a few hundred yards to the east towards Drumine, and walked along the convenient tractor furrows through the young, low crops to the pillar which has its cap in place and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2017-10-14 11:15 - TP0487 (Daviot)

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

Forward planning for once enabled me to drive straight up to this one. All took just a few minutes.


Good condition 2017-10-14 10:30 - TP2890 (Dun Davie)

FB Number: S7482   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the car-park near the quarry, and took the easy footpath up. Pillar fine, but with an open cap & two s/hs open. Good views looking back down towards Daviot upon my return, with its charming little church looking resplendent in the sunlight. Heading for Dingwall today, for the last of Scottish League grounds of the 42.


Good condition 2017-10-09 15:30 - TP0042 (Farkhill)

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

Easily found thanks to Cootking's recent visit.


Good condition 2017-10-09 14:15 - TP12641 (Bankfoot Church Tower Centre)

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

The church is now a ruin following a fire in 2004. It's a pity the building is fenced off. Wouldn't it be better to allow access with just a warning you do so at your own risk? I'd liked to have risked it. But probably far too dangerous. The churchyard is very well tended, and has a fine collection of C18 & C19 headstones.


Good condition 2017-10-06 15:45 - TP0494 (Glen Almond)

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

Through the surely by now famous hole in the fence to find this FBM straightaway.


Damaged 2017-10-06 14:30 - TP4742 (Meall Reamhar)

FB Number: S6180   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Top of pillar badly damaged, open cap, now two sight-holes open, but spider remains in place. And talking of spiders, there were many of the eight-legged variety contentedly living in and around the pillar. Also lots of hare and rabbit activity all over the hill.


Damaged 2017-10-03 13:15 - TP4737 (Meall Nan Caoraich)

FB Number: S5467   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Yet another pillar has regained its cap; two sight-holes open in what is a damaged pillar. Accompanied to the top by an inquisitive pair of ravens, from time to time emitting that throaty 'kraa' sound. Wonderful.


Good condition 2017-09-26 12:45 - TP8571 (Wallace Monument Stirling)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Train to Stirling, bus to the Monument, (the bus driver asked us to give his regards to Mel Gibson!) Then up those 246 steps for marvellous, if somewhat misty views.


Good condition 2017-09-23 13:30 - TP12345 (Stranraer St Andrews Church Spire)

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

The former St Andrew's Church, now Trinity Church. Walked past on my way to Stair Park, my 41st ground of the 42 Scottish League grounds, (almost there!), and saw a cracker: Stranraer 2-6 Arbroath.


Slightly damaged 2017-09-23 10:45 - TP4547 (Loudoun Hill)

FB Number: S4269   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

On my way to Stranraer, and paused here for an extremely happy 45 minutes, climbing this fascinating crag from a northerly direction which was very muddy, exceptionally slippery and testing, in the rain. But managed it without mishap. The slightly damaged pillar has an open cap, and all four sighting holes open.


Good condition 2017-09-18 11:15 - TP2997 (East Wirren)

FB Number: S5800   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached from Hill Of Wirren. Once again I find a pillar which has regained its cap (last recorded as having one in May 2000.) This has a strange kind of insignia in its centre, as has Hill Of Wirren. I'd love to know how this has come about. A mystery, but an intriguing, good one. Returned by way of Torr na Menach and Craig Narb (adding a rock to its cairn) and back to the road near Newbigging Farm.


Good condition 2017-09-18 10:30 - TP3915 (Hill Of Wirren)

FB Number: S7121   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up the track from the Drumcairn area; parked at NO 538683, near a small bridge. Up by way of Craig of Finnoch and Shank of Ledmanie, and then a mucky, boggy plod to the summit. The pillar has regained its cap - stamped lettering, with all sight-holes open. No views for me today as a dense mist descended as I approached the top. On way down and heading in a southerly direction, I stumbled (literally) across a grey panel (about 4' long,and 2' wide) presumably a piece of that aircraft which crashed on 17th October 1944. All was misty with very poor visibility, so it was a wonder I discovered it at all. Very poignant. I then turned eastwards heading for the East Wirren trigpoint.


Good condition 2017-09-12 15:15 - TP9260 (Council House Dome)

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

Visited/enjoyed this grandiose civic building during an architectural stroll around Nottingham. In the evening, my first visit to Meadow Lane to see: The Oldest Football League Club In The World 1-0 Not (currently) The Best In The West!


Good condition 2017-09-12 10:00 - TP10322 (St Marys Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

Timed this visit perfectly as the gates were being unlocked at 10 o'clock as we arrived. Full of interest internally and externally. Especially liked the south porch with a lion's head sculpture prominent ( very unusual). To the next door Lace Hotel for a coffee, before exploring the fascinating Lace District. Good visit.


Good condition 2017-09-11 13:15 - TP0256 (Cold Ashby)

FB Number: S1534   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Decided to drive 'east-side' to Scotland this time in order to visit this hallowed site, and to take in a certain football match en-route. Pillar retains its cap with raised lettering and one s/h open. All quiet at the pillar following a violent rainstorm, just the dripping of raindrops from the surrounding leaves.


Good condition 2017-09-11 11:30 - TP19867 (Crick Church Spire)

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

St Margaret Of Antioch Church is a fascinating mix of a large building - particularly liked the unusual font held up by three sinning devils, an eternal punishment for their erring ways I supposed - with plenty of interest within. The Decorated architecture was brought to sudden halt by the Black Death in the late 1340's, and decimated what was once a large town. Outside, a rainstorm of biblical proportions (I imagined) crashed down, so St Margaret's is also a great place of shelter.


Good condition 2017-09-02 12:30 - TP5165 (North Leigh)

FB Number: S6754   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice easy one, (open cap, one s/h open), and the bonus of a bountiful hedgeful of succulent blackberries - looks like a good year. Visited the nearby St Mary's Church which is a good mix of styles, and possesses a rare C15 doom painting. Next, more doom: STFC 1-4 Barnet.


Good condition 2017-08-26 14:15 - TP4660 (Market Lavington)

FB Number: S5897   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A rather bizarre visit in that I didn't expect to be travelling to the trig in a vintage London Routemaster bus! Also I was able to get the driver to drop us next to the footpath, (no red flags today), then a short walk to the pillar: open cap, and one sight-hole open (two others 'punctured'). Then a shortish walk to Market Lavington to catch another London bus back to Warminster across Salisbury Plain. The main purpose today was to visit the 'lost' village of Imber and its restored church of St Giles, on a rare open day. For in 1943 the Army commandeered Imber and sadly the ousted villagers were never able to return. So today was especially memorable for travelling to Imber church and the trigpoint by a red double-decker London bus. This is now an annual event, so next year trigpointers, how about it?


Good condition 2017-07-27 12:45 - TP6273 (Sutton Hill)

FB Number: S6022   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Crawled into the hedge to find this pillar protected by its thorny environment and covered in ivy. Open cap; don't know about the sight-holes, and wasn't in a gardening mood!


Good condition 2017-07-27 11:30 - TP2907 (Duncliffe Hill)

FB Number: S6023   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A fairly steep climb made tricky by the slipperiness of the muddy footpath (still suffering from a heavy fall in similar conditions three weeks ago), but avoided any accidents today. Pillar has asphalt-filled cap; one s/h open.


Good condition 2017-07-27 09:30 - TP6500 (Tittle Path Hill)

FB Number: S2224   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this from the footpath to the north-east, a short, sharp, slippery climb through shaded woods sheltering me from the rain - how's that for alliteration? Pillar on a large concrete plinth, reminding me of recently visited Devon trigs. Open cap; one s/h open.


Slightly damaged 2017-07-17 11:15 - TP0296 (Quebec)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

On my way to Urchfont and running late, but just time for a couple of minutes stop for this battered bolt. Will have to return one day for the nearby FBM.


Good condition 2017-07-17 10:15 - TP2437 (Corton Down)

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

Walked up from the Upton Lovell road and then through a beautifully tree-shaded footpath, for it was very hot today in the middle of Wiltshire, to find this captive pillar within its cage. An impregnable encasement here; it does seem to be a little over the top.


Good condition 2017-07-13 10:30 - TP6466 (Three Barrows)

FB Number: S1741   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Magnificent Dartmoor circular walk. On to the moor at Lud Gate, initially by way of the Two Moors Way, across Hickaton Hill, over Quickbeam Hill and onto Ugborough Moor to climb Three Barrows where the pillar has its cap with shallow lettering and two sight-holes open. Then eastwards across Hickley Plain where I walked through a large herd of grazing Dartmoor ponies. (They are quite different from the New Forest pony with which I am much more familiar). Then return via the Avon Dam Reservoir and the Abbot's Way. Full of interest throughout: ancient settlements, old tin mine workings, wild ponies, the dam, a tramway, and simply the moor itself.


Good condition 2017-07-11 11:45 - TP2789 (Diptford)

FB Number: S3504   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Got a soaking for this one on the short walk up, and then there was a dangerously slippery climb up onto the plinth, but survived. Pillar has its cap; shallow lettering. All s/h's open.


Good condition 2017-07-11 11:15 - TP0339 (Horsebrook)

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

Called in here on my way to the Diptford pillar. Necessarily quick visit as the rain was lashing down.


Good condition 2017-07-10 14:15 - TP3577 (Halsworthy)

FB Number: S3405   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked on the narrow hedge-rowed lane to Pridhamsleigh, (there is some parking space on the left after crossing the A38 bridge), and walked up through two fields, hoping for an easy entrance into the third (trig containing) field. But it wasn't to be, for the hedge was wide, deep and full, with no farm gates to hop over. Nothing for it but to crash through, then up through the wheat (convenient tyre tracks) to find the pillar with an open cap; couldn't determine the state of the sight-holes as pillar as sunk somewhat.


Good condition 2017-07-09 13:30 - TP4940 (Mount Folly)

FB Number: S3408   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked across country from Aveton Gifford, through fields, along footpaths and roads, taking in this trig en route. Set in the middle of a wheat field, I was able to approach this one from the eastern side of the field (short walk & convenient channel through). Cap in place with shallow lettering, and two sight-holes open. Continued my walk and completed it by rejoining my seafaring family walking/wading/kayaking along the River Avon with the incoming tide. An exhilarating adventure.


Good condition 2017-07-08 10:30 - TP6708 (Wallaford Down)

FB Number: S3432   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked down the lanes from the moor past Hayford Hall. Wonderfully full Devon hedgerows all the way: cow parsley, meadowsweet, red campion, foxglove, fern, kidney vetch, and gorgeous heady honeysuckle. Plus many other wild flowers I wasn't able to name. Easy access. Cap in place with shallow lettering, and one sight-hole open. Later, visited the atmospheric & nostalgic 'time warp' Valiant Soldier in Buckfastleigh, now a pub with no beer.


Good condition 2017-06-28 10:30 - TP1075 (Barvick)

FB Number: S6224   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

To the Loch Turret Reservoir, where there is a carpark, today half filled with workers' vehicles for maintenance work is going on at the reservoir's dam. Fine two mile walk along trackways, before turning off from a northerly direction to cross about half-a-mile of heather. Pillar has its cap with stamped lettering, and one sight-hole open. Whilst stood at the pillar, I spotted a vehicle approaching from miles away. I sensed that it was heading my way. It was. A Wildlife Manager on a quad bike, all primed to give me a bollocking for walking across the heather during the nesting season. In my defence, I did follow a vehicle track (probably made by this very quad bike) and only 'heather-walked' a few yards from the top. I suppose we did manage a fairly civil conversation, but the altercation was unnecessary I felt.


Good condition 2017-06-23 14:15 - TP5645 (Rhind Hill)

FB Number: S3160   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2017-06-23 12:30 - TP7034 (Woodbank Farm)

FB Number: S4216   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Situated within a hedge, within a field, both of which (hedge & field) were absolutely saturated by overnight and this morning's rain. Walked up from the driving range, and then into the field for a veritable soaking. Pillar has asphalt cap & one s/h open.


Good condition 2017-06-23 11:15 - TP6223 (Strathore)

FB Number: S3144   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy visit this one in the pouring rain. Pillar seems to have sunk somewhat: One sight-hole is definitely open, but couldn't see the others. Cap in place with shallow writing.


Slightly damaged 2017-06-23 10:30 - TP1518 (Bogie Mains)

FB Number: S4218   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

This now urban pillar is a survivor as it nears its 70th birthday (born August 1947!) Not in too bad condition considering its current location; asphalt-filled cap and all sight-holes open. The rain was pouring, the wind was blowing, and everything was lashing, so a brief visit. Perhaps I'll return for the birthday party!


Good condition 2017-06-22 11:30 - TP15561 (Invergowrie Church Spire)

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

All Souls Church was built in1890/6 in an Early English style in red sandstone, and paid for by Frances, Lady Kinnaird. The church was open, and inside gives the feel of a mini-cathedral. Some powerful sculptures comprising the 'stations of the cross', were quite eye-catching. A fine visit.


Good condition 2017-06-07 16:45 - TP9278 (Ludlow Church Tower Vane)

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

Fine visit. Great to be able to climb the tower. Normally in ancient churches there are so few opportunities to do so.


Good condition 2017-06-07 16:00 - TP9261 (RC Church Dome Ludlow)

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

I liked this unusual building. St Peter's Church was built in 1935/6 from natural stone from the nearby quarry at Farlow, Clee Hill. Much of the roof, dome, arches, and pillars consist of reinforced concrete, a relatively new technique at the time. Good to visit a rare church building from the thirties.


Slightly damaged 2017-06-07 14:45 - TP6498 (Titterstone Clee)

FB Number: 2943   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

A short stroll up from the viewpoint carpark, through what was once a heavily industrialised area. Pillar has plastic cap & all sight-holes are open. A mix of aerials and other modern paraphernalia up here. Fascinating watching the approaching rain shower heading our way.


Good condition 2017-06-07 12:45 - TP11541 (Church Stretton Church Tower Vane)

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

Fine visit to St Laurence's Church. Much of interest within, and outside over the north door is a sheila-na-gig (suddenly I had that PJ Harvey song screaming in my head!) - only the second one I've seen (the other at Kilpeck). Amazing that these pagan symbols of fertility survived within Christian churches. Then we sat in the garden of the Buck's Head supping our coffee whilst enjoying views of the tower complete with poor St Laurence upon his grid-iron.


Slightly damaged 2017-06-07 11:30 - TP4524 (Long Mount)

FB Number: S5201   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Very busy and popular walking area; loads of us up here today. Pillar has open cap & three s/h's open. Enjoyed the views and the buffeting from the high winds. Into Church Stretton for a look around, then off to visit the atmospheric Heath Chapel, a wonderful isolated Norman building.


Good condition 2017-06-06 16:15 - TP5709 (Rock Green)

FB Number: 2950   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked from Ludlow town centre, up Parys Road to pick up a very muddy footpath (caused by the builders of new housing - have almost obliterated the footpath), which led across the A49. Along a short footpath and across two fields to find the pillar which retains its cap (raised lettering) & one s/h open. A rather dull and mucky approach for what is my first Shropshire trig.


Good condition 2017-06-06 12:30 - TP6402 (The Maypole)

FB Number: S3948   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As others, through the churchyard, carefully climbing over the nasty spiked Victorian fencing, up the field, turn right to find the pillar on the other side of a barbed wire fence. Very wet long grass. Easy hop over to discover that the pillar has its cap & one sight-hole open. Then to Bewdley Station for some serious trainspotting!


Good condition 2017-06-02 14:15 - TP6672 (Upton Cow Down)

FB Number: S2523   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked just off the A350 near Upton Scudamore on the old road complete with its redundant cats-eyes. Walked up the Imber Range Perimeter Path to Upton Cow Down to find not cows but sheep. Pillar has open cap (still has a piece of wood jammed inside) & all four sight-holes are open.


Damaged 2017-06-02 12:30 - TP6202 (Stoke Hill)

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

Hasn't fallen over yet - still listing significantly. Open cap, two sight-holes open, and the other two part-open.


Good condition 2017-06-02 10:30 - TP2398 (Copehill)

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

Approached this one from Tilshead village on mostly wide tracks to easily find the pillar set on the grassy plain. On return, visited the White Barrow Long Barrow. On way here I'd visited Maddington Church where a bagpipe player was playing beautifully in the garden of the Old Vicarage (for a moment I thought I was back in Scotland!) Fine pibroch conversation ensued when I returned the church keys. An unexpected musical morning.


Good condition 2017-06-01 15:15 - TP12498 (Fawley Church Tower Centre)

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

The lowest stage of the tower of All Saints Church was built c.1170/80, and is of three stages in total. Very interesting building; always worth a visit.


Good condition 2017-05-23 14:15 - TP2867 (Drylodge Plantation)

FB Number: S4013   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine stroll through Arundel Park. Pillar has its cap with shallow lettering, and one s/h open. Exited the park via the Offham Gate. Had intended to walk back to Arundel by the riverside path, but unfortunately for me there was 'essential maintenance' being carried out, and the path was closed. Had a refreshing lemonade in the Black Rabbit by way of compensation.


Good condition 2017-05-23 12:30 - TP5304 (Park Farm Arundel)

FB Number: S4012   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Priory Farm trigpoint passing a superbly kept cricket ground: Arundel Cricket Club. Up through Screens Wood and across two fields to easily find the pillar which has its cap (shallow lettering) & one s/h hole open.


Good condition 2017-05-23 11:30 - TP5531 (Priory Farm Tortington)

FB Number: S3998   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Train to Arundel for a walk taking in three trigpoints. First one, Priory Farm: walked through the Billycan Campsite; no one around, but much preparation evident for the summer season. The five-a-side football pitch has been nicely mown, and there was a football placed on the penalty spot. Well, I just had to, didn't I? 1-0. Pillar has its cap in place with shallow lettering, & one s/h open.


Inaccessible 2017-05-13 16:30 - TP24232 (Fulham Parish Church Tower)

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

Lunch in Bishop's Park before the big match, watching the rowing races on the Thames. All Saints Church is a mostly Victorian building, but there has been a church on this site since at least 1154. Just had to stroll across Putney Bridge and into Surrey for a few minutes; always enjoy crossing borders!


Inaccessible 2017-05-13 15:15 - TP24653 (Harrods Depository)

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

On a familiar walk from Hammersmith to Craven Cottage along the Thames Path (Fulham 1-1 Reading in play-offs semi-final). Given a seven for the fine stroll.


Good condition 2017-05-08 16:00 - TP4260 (Knackers Hole)

FB Number: S6026   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Another pillar complete with its cap (deep lettering). Have visited 5 pillars today and pleasingly all had their caps. One sight-hole open. Dorset was at its most beautiful today; wonderful views and masses of wild flowers to enjoy.


Good condition 2017-05-08 15:00 - TP1758 (Bulbarrow)

FB Number: S1506   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this one from the road to the north by Woolland Hill where there was a most spectacular array of bluebells, through a prickly hedge, then up through a lush grassy field straight to the pillar. Pillar has its cap, & one s/h open.


Good condition 2017-05-08 14:15 - TP3736 (Henning Hill)

FB Number: S5938   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

From the village of Melcombe Bingham I eschewed the footpath and instead climbed Henning Hill (which was speckled with cowslips) keeping close to the fence on my right to eventually clamber through a hedge to reach the pillar which has its cap (deep lettering) and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2017-05-08 12:45 - TP5537 (Puddletown Down)

FB Number: S5939   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked along the footpath from the east, through a hedge and was walking carefully along the tractor tracks through a field containing young growth towards the pillar, when suddenly over the hill came a tractor. Out jumped the sprightly farmer - I expected a confrontation, but no - he was as charming as could be. We chatted awhile, and as we parted he surprised me by suggesting I walk back directly across the field, because 'it wouldn't do any harm'. I wish I'd asked what the hardy produce was! Pillar fine with its cap & deep lettering and two s/h's open.


Good condition 2017-05-08 11:30 - TP14804 (Puddletown Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

A church and village I've visited many times, and love its folklore connections to Thomas Hardy. It featured as 'Weatherbury' in the Wessex novels, particularly in 'Far From The Madding Crowd'. In one of the pews is an old piece of graffiti where one of the locals carved his name: 'Henery'. This apparent misspelling amused Hardy who gave one of the characters in the book the name Henery Fray. Upstairs in the gallery are more aged carved signatures, perhaps of Puddletown's bygone musicians. This is very much a literary trig!


Good condition 2017-05-08 09:45 - TP3846 (Hill Barn)

FB Number: S5937   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from Tolpuddle which is always a pleasure to visit. Have done several walks from the village over the years, but never in a northwards direction as today. Pillar in fine condition protected as it is within its hedge-space; Cap in place with deep lettering and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2017-05-06 15:30 - TP4177 (Kettlebury Hill)

FB Number: S6250   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A survey in 2014 found that Surrey has the highest concentration of trees in Britain; more than any other county, which was surprising to me. But spending most of the day wandering, walking, and driving around this part of Surrey, I can begin to believe it. Wonderful. To reach the pillar on Kettlebury Hill was a relatively simple task with an ascent through heather, gorse, and sandy soil. Pillar fine with open cap and one s/h open positioned on a rather ugly mass of concrete.


Slightly damaged 2017-05-06 13:30 - TP0323 (Hindhead)

FB Number: S1535   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

First time up here since the A3 was tunneled - noticed a plaque on the footpath informing us that the tunnel was 213' below us. The pillar is much as I remember it with the toposcope proclaiming that Southampton is only 33 miles away - surely it's farther than that? Loved the nearby information board with that photograph of the trilby-hatted O/S employee building the pillar at a cost of 3 guineas in 1936! Thoroughly enjoyed my return to this part of leafy Surrey.


Good condition 2017-05-02 14:30 - TP8982 (Farley Mount Monument)

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

Lovely day & glorious views of this beautiful part of Hampshire. Bluebells & cowslips aplenty.


Good condition 2017-04-22 13:45 - TP14342 (Ardler Church Spire)

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

On my way to Loons 3-0 Bully Wee, and called in to this interesting village once again to admire this church building which was built in 1883, but converted into a house in 1988. The track-bed of the old railway line runs directly behind the church. Always a good pint to be had in the Tavern.


Good condition 2017-04-19 14:15 - TP15612 (Kirriemuir Church Spire)

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

Really good visit to Kirriemuir, walking around studying its architecture (cf: The Buildings Of Scotland - Pevsner Guides) and thankfully the Old Parish Church was open. Generous opening times here, and a warm welcome from the church staff. Georgian building of 1786/88, architect James Playfair. Then to the Airlie Arms for soup & roll, and what was appropriately playing on the music system? Why - AC/DC of course! (There's also a Bon Scott Brewery here now.)


Good condition 2017-04-15 14:45 - TP2493 (Craig Ferrar)

FB Number: S8703   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Enjoyed the scramble to get to the top of Craig Ferrer where I found a healthy pillar with its cap in place (raised lettering) and one sight-hole open. Nearby a curious granite 'monument'.


Good condition 2017-04-15 14:15 - TP13342 (Aboyne Church Spire)

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

Built in 1859 originally as Aboyne Free Church, later as the United Free Church, and closed as a church as early as 1940 when it was used as a store. Now a solicitor's office, it is nicely situated opposite the village/town green.


Good condition 2017-04-15 13:30 - TP6517 (Toms Cairn)

FB Number: S5816   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

After visiting Tillylair I returned to the Bike Trails carpark, crossed the road and headed westwards. Some boggy ground to negotiate and kept to the line of fir trees by Glack's Hill trying to avoid the attentions of some very frisky cattle. Pillar has open cap, and all the sight-holes were open.


Good condition 2017-04-15 12:15 - TP6485 (Tillylair)

FB Number: S5600   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was an uncomplicated visit. Parked at the Bike Trails car park and headed eastwards to find the pillar with two storm-blown trees nestling alongside, one of them just touching the pillar, but fortunately no damage. Cap in place with light lettering, and one s/h open. Took me 40 minutes in total.


Good condition 2017-04-15 09:45 - TP2695 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: S5820   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Took the wide forest track from the east, and was just wondering where to head upwards when I noticed a narrow footpath as indicated by three arrows painted on the ground (bright fluorescent yellow). Followed this footpath, turned left at the top to join a rough tyre-scarred track round to the pillar which has cap in place with light lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2017-04-15 08:45 - TP4247 (Kircram)

FB Number: S6009   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up from the lay-by below to find the pillar next to the deer fence. Wrong side, but easy to get through. Plastic cap and one s/h open. A freezing strong wind today; luckily only took 15 minutes in all.


Good condition 2017-04-08 10:45 - TP2737 (Dathbhuidhe)

FB Number: S9393   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up through the woods from Tummel Bridge to find a wide forest track then it was a trudge through often boggy heather, over Greag nan Caisean to reach the trig on Meall Reamhar. This pillar is spoilt for it sits comfortably within its own green-banked enclosure: very cosy! Once again I find a previously capless pillar which now has its cap back (as at Hare Cairn last week). All very puzzling, but pleasing. Cap has raised lettering; two sight-holes open. Fine walking today despite the occasional difficult terrain, and pleased to notice that the lizard population seems to be thriving.


Good condition 2017-04-08 08:45 - TP0568 (Tummel Bridge FBM Aux 1)

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

Just about to start my walk up to the Dathbhuidhe (Meall Reamhar) trigpoint, when I remembered that a Berntsen was somewhere nearby, and glancing at some scribbled notes I'd made, incredibly found it straight away. It definitely helped being uncovered and in full view! Good start to the walk.


Good condition 2017-04-05 13:45 - TP5337 (Peat Hill)

FB Number: S6007   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Quite a straightforward route up to this one. Parked just off the narrow road between Leightnie and Tillyarblet, and took the sheep-track around the side of Berry Cairn, then cut across to Peat Hill through the heather to reach the trig in about 45 minutes. Cap remains in place with deep lettering, and all four sight-holes open.


Good condition 2017-04-01 14:30 - TP9598 (St Columbas Church Spire)

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

Built in 1855/6, but now boarded up and deteriorating. Walked by on my way to Glebe Park (one of my favourite grounds) to see Brechin City 0-2 Livingston. Could see the spire from most parts of the ground.


Good condition 2017-04-01 13:45 - TP0570 (Arbirlot FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy find following thejackrustles hard work. Thanks. Only my second Berntsen.


Good condition 2017-03-28 10:00 - TP3618 (Hare Cairn)

FB Number: S6941   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Really good circular walk, via track and quiet road (one car only), around Backwater Reservoir, with naturally a hilly diversion (at NO251624) to reach this trig. This area was alive with many songbirds today; also I've never seen so many pied wagtails in such a short-time: they seemed to be everywhere. To the pillar which has mysteriously regained its genuine O/S cap once again - went missing in 2005/6. There is a triangle marked on the cap; perhaps a 'signature' from the secret capman/woman? All sight-holes open. No views for me as the early morning mists had yet to evaporate. But enjoyed this one.


Good condition 2017-03-18 15:00 - TP2836 (Droop Hill)

FB Number: S6011   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this from the road to the east. Up through an extremely watery field in the rain heading for the two silent wind turbines to easily find the pillar within its heathy site. Asphalt-filled cap & all sight-holes closed.


Good condition 2017-03-18 13:30 - TP1725 (Bruxie Hill)

FB Number: S5777   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

No cattle, no bulls today. Just lashing cold rain! So hood up, raincoat buttoned, and headed for the array of aerials and other utility paraphernalia atop Bruxie Hill.


Good condition 2017-03-18 12:30 - TP3923 (Hillhead)

FB Number: S5493   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

By one of those remarkable and amusing coincidences as I drove past the Grassic Gibbon Centre on the way to this trig, I was playing 'Sunset Song' by Richard Thompson. How eerily apposite. Good read, good song. Parked at the bottom of the track which I hoped would lead me directly to the pillar, but had to cross a recently ploughed muddy field to reach the green island containing the prize. Open cap; all s/h's open.


Good condition 2017-03-18 11:15 - TP2408 (Corbieknowe)

FB Number: S5704   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Really struggled to find this one, for now it is completely absorbed by the grasping gorse. And did I have my secateurs with me? You know the answer! Eventually discovered it, surprisingly close to the farm tank (hadn't seen iainmac's photo prior to my visit.) Cap in place with deep lettering; all sight-holes open. Glad to get off the 'island'.


Good condition 2017-03-18 10:00 - TP4309 (Knox Hill)

FB Number: S5703   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at base of track near Three Wells. Walked up track and across two fields to reach this pillar which has an open cap & 3 s/h's open.


Good condition 2017-03-18 09:15 - TP4163 (Kenshot Hill)

FB Number: S5702   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Came at this from Jack's Corse direction (just 20 minutes walk there & back): cap remains in place with deep lettering, and all sight-holes open.


Good condition 2017-03-08 11:30 - TP4842 (Miltonhead)

FB Number: S8761   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Have wanted to visit this one for a long time, even more so since recently reading Rachel Hewitt's superb 'Map Of A Nation', in which General Roy's pioneering exploits in the early days of map-making are highlighted. Nicely maintained and appropriate site, being Roy's birthplace. Top marks for its historic importance.


Good condition 2017-03-07 12:45 - TP9823 (Holmes Chapel Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Luke's Church, Holmes Chapel is a beautiful 15th century building with much of interest within. Has a redstone tower, and I loved the gargoyles (as ever) on the four corners. Fine visit.


Good condition 2017-02-26 12:30 - TP4024 (Horsenden Hill)

FB Number: S3940   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Continued walking from One Tree Hill and along the Grand Union Canal tow-path for one & a half miles, to saunter up Horsenden Hill and reach the pillar which has an open cap & one s/h open. Eventually back to Wembley Stadium where 'we was robbed'.


Good condition 2017-02-26 11:30 - TP5231 (One Tree Hill Recreation Ground)

FB Number: S3388   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked from Wembley Park Station (here for what turned out to be Saints' so unlucky League Cup Final), to reach this nicely preserved pillar: asphalt-filled cap and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2017-02-18 11:45 - TP4291 (Knoll Barn)

FB Number: S6243   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quite a straightforward visit: cap in place and at least two sight-holes open. Visited the nearby contrasting but equally superb churches at Hatherop and Southrop (both beautiful Cotswold villages), then endured a goal-less draw at the County Ground. A hit & miss sort of day.


Good condition 2017-02-18 11:25 - TP0242 (Furzey Barn)

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

I surprised myself and found this one straight away despite it being covered up. Hallelujah!


Moved 2017-02-18 11:15 - TP5599 (Ready Token)

FB Number: S2408   Condition: Moved   Score: 4/10

Well, with some trepidation I walked up the track and was approaching the house to ask permission to visit the trig when Farmer Grumpy appeared from out of the nearby barn. (Was he waiting for me, or is paranoia getting the better of me?). A rather graceless and humourless individual, he very grudgingly gave me the ok: 'well you're here now, you might as well'. His chief concern seemed to be the risk of burglary, particularly as 'this is private property', and he doesn't like people wandering on to his farm. Having been the victim of burglary myself I can sympathise a little, but does that mean I should be rude to anyone who knocks on my door? To the pillar followed by his much friendlier dog: cap in place & one sight-hole open.


Moved 2017-02-18 10:45 - TP7503 (Whelford)

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

What a mysterious pillar this is. And how much longer will it remain here? Remains an enigma.


Good condition 2017-02-12 15:00 - TP21279 (Privett Church Spire)

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

A splendid building and always a joy to enter especially for the exquisite Italian marble mosaic floors. And that beckoning steeple of 160' which provides such an inspiring landmark for this area: wonderful! Holy Trinity was built in 1876/78 at a cost of £22,000, for what must have always been a sparsely populated region. Glad it's there though!


Slightly damaged 2017-02-12 14:15 - TP7061 (Woolbeding)

FB Number: S1676   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

In beautiful rolling countryside, perhaps today enhanced by a lovely misty enshrouded wintry atmosphere. Pillar has open cap with one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2017-02-12 13:00 - TP6686 (Verdley)

FB Number: S6436   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from the Duke Of Cumberland pub and then a quick, muddy climb up through the trees to find this pillar nestling just within a field which contained many horses. Much nuzzling and equine banter with some of the younger inquisitive characters. Pillar fine, cap in place with deep lettering.


Damaged 2017-02-12 11:45 - TP4512 (Lodsworth)

FB Number: S6288   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Extensively damaged pillar, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that its original cap (with deep lettering) still survives. One s/h open.


Good condition 2017-02-12 10:45 - TP6869 (Whiphill)

FB Number: S6437   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Completely engulfed by brambles galore. This pillar must be virtually hidden in high summer. Luckily had remembered to bring my secateurs so was able to make a quick inroad to discover that the original cap remains in place.


Good condition 2017-02-03 11:30 - TP12403 (Weston Church Spire)

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

Weston was originally a fishing village dating from at least the late tenth century. It did not become part of Southampton until 1920. Holy Trinity of 1865 (architect: A.Bedborough) is a fine example of a Victorian neo-decorated church. Not open today with storm clouds gathering, but I remember from previous visits that the interior contains a wonderful collection of Victorian architectural treasures.


Good condition 2017-01-17 11:15 - TP0675 (Badendun Hill)

FB Number: S6965   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Beautiful January day with clear blue sky, so perfect views from the top. Pockets of snow to trudge through, and it was within one of these that I startled a white hare. Also accompanied from time to time by squawking complaining black grouse! Pillar fine, all four sight holes open, and there is now a replacement cap - I wonder who arranged this?


Slightly damaged 2017-01-07 14:15 - TP6645 (Tyrie Farm)

FB Number: S4219   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Unexciting one this (unlike the football later) set in a field corner in a grabbing hedge. Asphalt-filled plug, and didn't have time to determine the state of the sight-holes: a 'rockery' is set around the pillar, and I was in a rush to get to Starks Park in time for the kick-off. Raith Rovers 1-4 Falkirk. The Kirkcaldy folk were not happy!


Good condition 2017-01-07 13:45 - TP7138 (Kinghorn)

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

Well hidden despite a 'winter coat' usually revealing the prize! Cleared much of the moss from the road-facing surface. Exceptionally muddy lay-by at this time; didn't risk a 3-point turn, and turned at the end of the lane.


Good condition 2017-01-07 13:30 - TP0077 (Craigencalt)

FB Number: S3145   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice easy one after stumbling around in the fog on Orrock Hill. At 103m, the fog had at last dispersed, so I appreciated the views from this area. Cap in place with shallow lettering, and all four sight-holes remain closed.


Good condition 2017-01-07 12:45 - TP5241 (Orrock Hill)

FB Number: S3146   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked from the south past the house at Hatton, then before reaching Orrock, I cut across the fields (two barbed wire fences and a drystone wall to negotiate) to climb the hill, the fog getting more dense the higher I climbed. Quite an eerie experience as I approached the trig in a spectral silence, and eventually discovered it looming out of the murk. Cap in place with shallow lettering, and all sight holes open. Naturally, no views for me today, but the fog made it a challenging and surprisingly pleasurable experience.


Good condition 2017-01-07 11:45 - TP5445 (Pilkham Hills)

FB Number: S3164   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route to Starks Park, so planned to do a little trigging before the big match. Although hadn't reckoned on such a foggy day. Could hardly see the pillar as I approached it; nor the chemical plant below (perhaps a good thing), but I could certainly hear it. Pillar has its cap in place with shallow lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2017-01-02 16:00 - TP2724 (Dalginch)

FB Number: S3156   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Getting dark at four o'clock, but could just about enjoy the views over the Firth Of Forth. Good to see the cap still in place (with shallow lettering) and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2017-01-02 15:15 - TP4984 (Municipal Golf Course)

FB Number: S4215   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Cap is now open; all asphalt disappeared and two s/h's open. Somehow missed this one a few years ago on my memorable first visit to the New Bayview ground.


Good condition 2017-01-02 14:30 - TP2922 (Duniface Hill)

FB Number: S3153   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bit puzzled about this former railway line. My 2010 map shows very little of it now visible. Where did it go? Enjoyed this short railway stroll, and quick climb up Duniface Hill to easily find the pillar which has an open top and one sight-hole open. Loved the cute little railway tunnel under the A915.


Good condition 2016-12-28 13:15 - TP2016 (Cassingray)

FB Number: S3150   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Painted white within an open neat setting; cap in place with shallow lettering and one sight-hole open. It looks to me as though someone has been caring for this one. Also, I wonder whether it's been moved slightly, for it's no longer next to a wall?


Good condition 2016-12-28 11:45 - TP1723 (Bruntshiels)

FB Number: S4769   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked almost directly north towards Baldinnie near a farm gate, then walked up the field with the Bruntshiels track to my left. Met no one, but scattered many sheep as I manfully strolled up to the pillar which is set next to a drystone wall. Cap in place with shallow lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-12-19 10:30 - TP4836 (Milligansbush)

FB Number: S6612   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Once again on our long 500 mile journey north (yeah, let's hear it one more time for Charlie & Craig!) and made a short diversion for this humble trig, sheltered in its covering hedge: cap in place with deep lettering, and one sight-hole open. All was still and calm on this beautifully sombre grey & wintry scene. Then back on the road.


Good condition 2016-12-06 15:00 - TP9061 (Big Ben Pinnacle)

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

Had just been in the House Of Commons viewing gallery watching an interesting debate on the Casey Report: the social integration, or not, of immigrants throughout the land. Then back outside as Big Ben struck three o'clock.


Good condition 2016-12-06 12:15 - TP9341 (St Pauls Cathedral Cross)

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

I've just read Rachel Hewitt's excellent 'Map Of A Nation', in which she describes the Ordnance Survey's perilous task in measuring from the cross and ball on top of St Paul's Cathedral in 1848. There were definitely no surveyors perched up there today; all calm, unlike at street level.


Good condition 2016-12-06 10:00 - TP9435 (Westminster Cathedral Cupola)

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

Years ago I climbed to the top of the Cathedral's splendid 285' high campanile. Today I was content to admire it from street level and other various viewpoints.


Good condition 2016-12-05 14:30 - TP11180 (Telecom Tower Centre)

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


Good condition 2016-12-04 14:15 - TP20991 (Christ Church Spire)

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

Built in 1861; architect Ewan Christian, with south-east tower, broach spire and polygonal apse. Strolled around the water meadows and out beyond St Cross; anything to avoid the Christmas shopping madness in Winchester!


Good condition 2016-11-26 13:15 - TP9698 (Leafield Church Spire)

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

Enjoyed this visit for today within St Michael's Church was a Christmas Fayre with mulled wine, tea or coffee to enjoy as part of the £1.00 entrance fee. I settled for a cup of tea (the second I've now supped within an intersected station, the first was Elgin Church South). Later visited the wonderful tiny mediaeval church at Widford, and finally STFC 1-0 Bantams.


Good condition 2016-11-26 12:45 - TP4387 (Leafield Clump)

FB Number: S6756   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As others have done, climbed over the field-gate and straight up to the mound to view the pillar. No one around; I think all the villagers were in Leafield Church for the Christmas Fayre. Open cap, and one s/h open.


Good condition 2016-11-26 11:45 - TP1447 (Blackheath Clump)

FB Number: S1495   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in a rough lay-by slightly to the south-west of the clump, and walked around two fields of what looked like young lettuce (in November?) through the scruffy woods to find the pillar in its hedge. Black plastic cap, and one sight-hole open.


Damaged 2016-11-26 11:00 - TP7085 (Wyck Beacon)

FB Number: S1548   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

One pesky barbed-wire fence to smoothly glide over, and then a short lope to the pillar which has a rare misaligned spider, open cap and all sight-holes closed.


Good condition 2016-11-26 10:15 - TP2827 (Downs Barn)

FB Number: S6314   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bit of a traffic jam here. I parked at the same time as two other huge dog-walking vehicles. No banter from the drivers; a little with the dogs! Pillar has open cap & one s/h open.


Good condition 2016-11-17 11:30 - TP2160 (Chilworth)

FB Number: S2723   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Have called in here quite a few times over the years, and as today there was no answer. Glanced down the left-hand side of the house to see the pillar in full view. Two sight-holes open, but didn't inspect the cap as that 'strange square thing' still sits on top. Probably sixth time lucky.


Good condition 2016-11-09 11:45 - TP9405 (Hospital Cupola)

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

A little while ago, I was born in this building. Now where IS that blue plaque?


Good condition 2016-11-06 15:15 - TP0833 (Ambersham)

FB Number: S6289   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A lovely autumn leaves stroll around Ambersham Common to find this pillar sat within its heathery heathland spot. Cap in place (deep lettering) and all sight-holes closed.


Good condition 2016-10-28 10:45 - TP2249 (Cluny Hill)

FB Number: S9366   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in Aberfeldy, and walked across the golf course to cross the River Tay by means of the superb pedestrian suspension bridge (1992, designed by students from the University Of Dundee). This is the bounceyest bridge I've ever had the privilege to cross - although felt a bit queasy in the middle - my bouncebackability saw me through! Up by wide tracks, then followed the tree-line (from NN855516) up to and over a drystone wall just to the south of the trig. There is no obvious way into the dense fir trees; itís simply a matter of fighting through the 'jungle' for 5/6 minutes before finding the enchanting space of the clearing where two deer were nibbling the turf close to the pillar, which retains its cap with raised lettering, and one sight-hole open. I really enjoyed this one!


Good condition 2016-10-25 11:30 - TP15525 (Stone Table Cliff)

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

Many visits up here, but it was only recently I realised that there was an exciting bolt/rivet to look for. (Looked like a rivet to me, but what do I know?) Beautiful autumnal morning, and found the 'pinhead' straight away. Great fun.


Good condition 2016-10-20 15:15 - TP14341 (Alyth Church Spire)

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

Alyth Parish Church was built in 1836/9 and is a tall, handsome building of red sandstone. I was walking around Alyth studying its architecture as described in 'The Buildings Of Scotland' (Perth & Kinross) series, or as Nikolaus Pevsner would have said I was taking a 'perambulation'. As I strolled up to the church I didn't expect it to be open, but it was my lucky day for not only was it open, but I was given a tour by its current local historian and church member. Wonderful, informative visit. Churches/interesting buildings that are also intersected stations are a perfect combination.


Good condition 2016-10-19 14:30 - TP7517 (Braemar)

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

Walked past here a couple of months ago not knowing it was there. Can confirm that it's still there. But really, I'm just a simple pillar-man at heart.


Good condition 2016-10-19 14:05 - TP7155 (Braemar)

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

Easily found thanks to other logger's advice, despite the camouflaging green moss most of which I removed.


Damaged 2016-10-19 11:45 - TP2670 (Culardoch)

FB Number: S8729   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Up from Keiloch car park (still £2.50; no inflationary increase here) for some fine walking. Met a friendly hedgehog in the woods near Meall Gorm - the first one I've seen in ages. A little further on is a beautifully attractive area of scattered deciduous trees, mostly silver birches (or birks, as I should call them hereabouts) already looking their autumnal best. To the top of Culardoch, but no views for me here today as a cold swirling mist had set in. Damaged pillar has open cap with two s/h's open.


Good condition 2016-10-13 15:45 - TP1902 (Canterland)

FB Number: S5051   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked roadside just past the small bridge to the north-west of the track, and then a brisk, hearty pace up to the highest point of the track to turn right through a grassy slope between trees to easily discover the pillar set in long grass. Pleased to see its original cap in place (with shallow lettering), and all four sight-holes just about closed ( one has a tiny hole; maybe the filling is slowly disintegrating.) Raining most of this visit, but as I reached the pillar it stopped and the sun 'shined' out giving me fine views over to the North Sea. A lucky visit for it was soon raining again upon my return, but that's good for I love the rain! (Currently reading: Rain by Melissa Harrison: four walks in the rain).


Good condition 2016-10-13 14:15 - TP4973 (Muirton)

FB Number: S5753   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A straightforward find. Up the side road to Ballochy from where the top of the pillar is just visible at this time of the year in its containing field which has recently been harvested. I tramped up through the stalks to find the pillar's cap in place with shallow lettering, three sight-holes open, and one hidden.


Good condition 2016-10-06 15:30 - TP7141 (Arbirlot)

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

Found easily. Just wandered down the lane from the school and there it was on the left in full view. I was keen to find the nearby challenging Knox Hill pillar, but had other pressing commitments. Will return soon (full of optimism!).


Good condition 2016-10-03 15:30 - TP15560 (Friockheim Church Spire)

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

Handsome building externally, but sadly locked and no key available. There is a small bell dated 1624 placed just outside the front doors which predates both the village (1814) and church (1835). I wonder which building originally housed it?


Good condition 2016-10-03 13:15 - TP5625 (Redhead)

FB Number: S4600   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Great drive through Angus on empty roads and through gorgeous countryside with Richard Thompson on sounds! Driving can be an absolute pleasure. And all to meet a redhead! The pillar is beautifully set on both cliff-edge and edge of field. Sadly the original cap is no longer there, as last recorded by Clochandighter in May 2013. So it now has an open cap. Two sight-holes are closed but couldn't determine the state of the others due to soil creepage; no tools with me. Explored the nearby Iron Age Fort set atop of this stunning red rocky coastline: one embankment and ditch visible. Such an enjoyable visit and short coastal walk.


Good condition 2016-09-17 12:45 - TP4631 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S6283   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

As advised by others, I took the first hedge-line from the track out of the village to easily find the pillar which has an asphalt-filled cap, and one sight-hole open. Had just visited the nearby superb church at Eastleach Turville across the clapper bridge from the unfortunately temporarily closed Eastleach Martin church (recent lightning damage). Two sensational buildings with just the beautifully clear River Leach between them. A unique setting. Highlight of the day. (STFC 1-2 Bury wasn't).


Good condition 2016-09-17 11:30 - TP3162 (Filkins)

FB Number: S6316   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance to the track from the north; easy walk to pillar which has an asphalt-filled cap, and one sight-hole open. Just twelve minutes there and back.


Good condition 2016-09-17 10:45 - TP6512 (Tom Jollys)

FB Number: S6087   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy find up the track from the south-east. Open cap, all sight-holes open.


Good condition 2016-09-08 14:45 - TP1455 (Blacknoll Hill)

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

Quite enjoyed this humble hill evoking a Hardyesque kind of landscape: ie Return Of The Native. Fine all round views with the exception of the former Atomic Energy Establishment buildings at Winfrith where a nuclear reactor functioned from 1967 until its closure in 1990. Pillar has open cap; all sight-holes open.


Slightly damaged 2016-09-08 13:30 - TP6205 (Stokeford)

FB Number: S6039   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 2/10

Oh this was troublesome! Started off well enough by parking on the track which runs adjacent to the road, and walking back a hundred yards or so to the pillar where I slipped/fell into the deep ditch sustaining multi-scratch wounds with blood dripping profusely over my white (it had to be!) shirt. And what an unlovely setting for the pillar which has no cap and one sight-hole open. Definitely need secateurs for this one, unless you're prepared to dive down within the damaging thorns as I did. Hours later I'm still removing splinters........


Good condition 2016-09-08 12:15 - TP2103 (Chaldon Down)

FB Number: S6034   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

It's eighteen years since I last walked this part of the coastline, and it remains stunningly beautiful, just how I'd remembered it. From Lulworth to the lower of the concrete beacons and then veered in a north-easterly direction to soon reach the pillar which has its cap (deep lettering) and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-09-08 10:45 - TP3585 (Hambury Tout)

FB Number: S5945   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The pillar sits just below a bell barrow which was excavated in 1790 revealing a crouched skeleton with a possible food vessel on its chest. All serene up here today with just the cows quietly cropping the grass nearby. Pillar has open cap, & two sight-holes open. Beautifully sited with a superb seascape; landscape not bad either.


Good condition 2016-09-08 09:45 - TP5879 (Sexys Farm)

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

The pillar sits nicely within a long grassed field alongside two tumuli. Open cap, and all four sight-holes open. The cap is still covered by a small heart-shaped artistically designed memorial stone. Back down in the lane there was much serious blackberrying going on!


Good condition 2016-09-01 10:45 - TP9406 (St Swithins School Cupola)

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


Good condition 2016-08-29 14:15 - TP12505 (Testwood Church Tower Lightning Conductor)

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

I like St Winfrid's which seems to me to be an unusual building. Built in 1937, within it is strikingly bright, the galleries each lit by three big round-headed windows, and plenty of small attractive ones. The interior always appears grand in scale with an engaging space. Externally, it's of red brick with a saddleback roof, and tower (the lightning conductor just visible). On way to the nearby Testwood Stadium to watch Totton 0-4 Salisbury in a non-league match of high quality.


Slightly damaged 2016-08-20 18:15 - TP0742 (Beacon Hill)

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

On return from a pleasing football match STFC 1-0 PVFC (or could that be Diana Dors 1-0 Robbie Williams!) to make a quick sortie up Beacon Hill with black rain clouds again threatening. Pillar has open cap (the plastic cap of recent times is no longer there); one sight-hole open. At the top met three Gurkhas (two of them women) running uphill at a gruelling pace carrying heavy backpacks. I jogged back down the footpath at an 'ungruelling' pace to reach the silver machine just as the heavens opened.


Slightly damaged 2016-08-20 13:00 - TP3062 (Enford Tower)

FB Number: S1944   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

I was determined to get this one today after missing out a fortnight ago (misinformed re: red flags). No flags today, so walked over the downs from Fifield to find this sunken pillar surrounded by derelict Army buildings. Pillar has open cap, all sight-holes buried, and chipping to three top corners. An hour's stroll there and back, luckily avoiding the torrential downpours of my drive there.


Good condition 2016-08-20 11:30 - TP4265 (Knighton Down)

FB Number: S2172   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Once again on the way to the County Ground, and realizing that there were no red flags flying today, ventured along the by-way to find this pillar with open cap, and two & a half sight-holes open.


Good condition 2016-08-06 10:45 - TP2122 (Charlton Clumps)

FB Number: S1943   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Managed to park in Charlton village - turned left at the church where there's parking for several cars. Then footpath across a field, cross the A342 and up the drove to the pillar which has open cap, & all sight-holes open. Enjoyed the views northwards of Martinsell Hill, Walker's Hill, Milk Hill, Tan Hill, and the Alton Barnes White Horse. En route to Swindon Town 1-0 Coventry City, and as always a scorcher for the first Saturday of the season.


Slightly damaged 2016-07-28 10:30 - TP2832 (Driesh)

FB Number: S7055   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Exceptional day's walking taking in both Driesh and Mayar. Quiet on both tops except for the flitting skylarks. The pillar on Driesh has an open cap, today filled with a fresh looking banana skin (some people have no respect for our wonderful surveying tradition), and all the sight-holes were hidden.


Good condition 2016-07-21 16:15 - TP11982 (Holyrood Palace Flagstaff)

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

Didn't visit the palace today, but noticed it from a variety of viewpoints. My main memory on my last visit, is the scene of Rizzio's murder, violently stabbed to death right in front of Mary, Queen Of Scots.


Good condition 2016-07-21 14:30 - TP9009 (Tron Church Spire)

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

The former Tron Church was built in 1636//47 (the spire was added in 1671) with a major reconstruction in 1785/87, plus Victorian additions along the way,


Good condition 2016-07-21 13:45 - TP9000 (St Giles Cathedral Pinnacle)

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

Always a pleasure to visit St Giles Cathedral, and as usual we headed straight for the lavish Thistle Chapel. Not for the first time I wondered how the fiery John Knox (now ignominiously buried outside under carpark lot no.23) would view this ostentatiousness? The cathedral tower pinnacle itself is an integral part of the Old Town skyline, and may have been modelled on the long-destroyed spire of St Mary-le-Bow in London.


Good condition 2016-07-21 13:00 - TP9013 (Tolbooth Parish Church Spire)

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

Meeting up with friends in Edinburgh, and a perfect opportunity to re-visit some architectural delights. The former Tolbooth Church is wonderfully sited and a beautifully detailed Gothic creation. Built in 1839/1844 by James Gillespie Graham and the 'King Of Gothic' A.W.N.Pugin.


Good condition 2016-07-21 12:30 - TP9015 (Flagstaff Tower Edinburgh Castle)

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


Good condition 2016-07-16 14:35 - TP10928 (Annan Town Hall Spire)

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


Good condition 2016-07-16 14:30 - TP10927 (Annan Parish Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2016-07-16 14:15 - TP6764 (Watch Hill)

FB Number: S6582   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Walked through the town from Galabank; the field is just a few hundred yards from Tesco's carpark. Pillar has cap in place with deep lettering, and one sight-hole open. Then return to Galabank to see Annan Athletic 1-2 Stranraer. Another artificial pitch; they're spreading.


Slightly damaged 2016-07-16 13:00 - TP6102 (Spittalridding Hill)

FB Number: S6619   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked in a small parking bay just past the pylon lines to the south of the track. Walked back up the road and the mostly dry track, from which the pillar is easily spotted. Slight damage to top as previously reported; asphalt cap, and one sight-hole open.


Slightly damaged 2016-07-16 12:15 - TP7038 (Woodcock Air Hill)

FB Number: S9842   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Enjoyed the steep walk up through the woods, and the views from the bench (catching my breath) set just below the pillar, which is now surrounded by trees and shrubbery. Cap in place with raised lettering, all four sight-holes open, and slight damage to one top corner (see wrose's photo).


Good condition 2016-07-16 11:00 - TP3652 (Harten Hill)

FB Number: S6140   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked quickly up Forside Hill from the parking space to the south, briefly chased by five frolicsome heifers to reach the pillar where my t-shirt was absolutely no protection from the chilling breeze. It had seemed summery at the roadside. All good (cold) exercise, and a fine place to be after driving a longish distance. Pillar remains well, with its cap in place & indented lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Damaged 2016-07-16 10:15 - TP6296 (Symington Mill)

FB Number: S5458   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

Called here on my way to Galabank, Annan. No apparent change to this badly damaged pillar, since recent reports. Has one sight-hole open (for what it's worth).


Good condition 2016-07-16 09:45 - TP11943 (Biggar Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2016-07-12 11:30 - TP1267 (Ben Earb)

FB Number: S9408   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked from Enochdhu along the Cateran Trail, and just past the Upper Lunch Hut and before the burn (Allt Doire nan Eun), I took off across the heather on the flanks of Creag Bhreac to reach a spur/ridge which leads across to the summit of Ben Earb. Pillar is fine, and now has a new cap (stamped lettering, I think) with all four sight-holes remaining open. I wonder who has provided/arranged for a new cap? Really enjoyable, peaceful walk today.


Good condition 2016-07-08 14:15 - TP4364 (Largo Law)

FB Number: S3152   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fine climb on a beautiful sunny day with the grasses and mud on the hillside fully dried out despite last night's rain. Wonderful warming wind at the top. Pillar has a cap with raised lettering and all four sight-holes open. Back down to visit Lower Largo where we met Robinson Crusoe (aka Alexander Selkirk) and then welcome refreshments at the Crusoe Hotel.


Good condition 2016-06-30 18:45 - TP1645 (Broad Hill)

FB Number: S5395   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This is where football and trigpointing come together! Here to watch Aberdeen v CS Fola Esch in the Europa Cup (3-1) in an entertaining match with AFC scoring two late goals. The pillar is once again full of graffiti, but otherwise seems to be keeping well in its both urban and seaside setting. This has got to be the nearest pillar to a football ground. Loved it.


Good condition 2016-06-30 17:45 - TP6210 (Stoneyhill)

FB Number: S5469   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Called in here on my way to Pittodrie. Approached this from the south (Redmoss Road), to find the pillar (open cap, three sight-holes open) positioned on a grassy hump on the other side of a barbed wire fence in an overgrown area.


Slightly damaged 2016-06-30 16:45 - TP1044 (Barons Cairn)

FB Number: S5468   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Good efforts to revive and maintain this area following years of industrial encroachment. And I love gorse bushes. Enjoyed the views of Aberdeen. Pillar has open cap; one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-06-26 07:45 - TP1372 (Binns Hill)

FB Number: S3234   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As I drove up the drive towards the house skilfully avoiding the many sheep enjoying the warmth of the tarmac, I wondered whether I was too early for visiting this trig, but was reassured by a sign that told me the estate is open every day from 07:30. (It was 07:35)! Nicely set just below the mound containing the tower. Pillar has asphalt cap, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-06-26 07:15 - TP1373 (Binny Craig)

FB Number: S3227   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked as advised by Clochandighter - thanks. Then through a dew-soaked, long grassed footpath (immediately soaked from the knees down, but no matter) to the base of this imposing and grand rocky outcrop. Quick climb up scattering sheep as I did so. Pillar has no cap; all sight-holes open. Fine visit.


Good condition 2016-06-26 06:45 - TP5548 (Pyothall)

FB Number: S3229   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My earliest-in-the-day pillar, visited after delivering loved ones to Edinburgh Airport. From Newbigging road, over farm-gate, through dewy grass, past some inquisitive ruminating cows, to easily reach this pillar which has open cap and all sight-holes open.


Good condition 2016-06-21 12:45 - TP11797 (Dundee Law Memorial Centre)

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

A family walk up here, with one of us carrying an achilles injury. But despite this, up here in no time to enjoy the extensive views of the city and beyond.


Slightly damaged 2016-06-16 17:45 - TP0852 (Annanhead Hill)

FB Number: S5678   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

This was my final short walk of a 12 hour drive from Devon to Perthshire (M6 nightmare with torrential rain and roadwork hold-ups) so I thoroughly enjoyed everything about Annandale Hill: the fresh air, the views, the little black slugs, the life-reviving exercise, and of course the pillar with its brown plastic cap and two sight-holes open.


Good condition 2016-06-16 17:00 - TP7166 (Moffat)

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

Found easily despite the summer growth, although unsuccessful in finding the nearby Berntsen because of the summer growth! No archaeological tools with me for that one.


Good condition 2016-06-16 14:45 - TP4087 (Hutton Bank)

FB Number: S6994   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Took the footpath to the south, then clambered through a prickly hedge containing giant stinging nettles and a fence topped with barbed wire to reach the prize. Soon discovered that I could have climbed a farm gate and simply walked up the field with no obstructions! Pillar's cap is asphalt-filled with one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-06-16 13:15 - TP4799 (Middle Crag)

FB Number: S4662   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a long drive from Devon to Perthshire, and had intended to visit a trio of Staffordshire trigs but torrential rainstorms put paid to that idea. Bright sunshine by the time I reached junction 33 of the M6, so it was with considerable relief & a sense of freedom that I splashed up to this pillar which has its cap in place with shallow engraved lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-05-27 08:45 - TP24740 (All Souls Twr Vane)

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

Built in 1882, Italian Romanesque with a detached campanile and a very handsome building. Liked it a lot.


Good condition 2016-05-26 19:00 - TP2972 (East Dean Hill)

FB Number: S5076   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from Eastbourne Pier, along the promenade, then up Carlisle Road to join the South Downs Way (took about 40 minutes) and reached this pillar which retains its cap with shallow lettering and one sight-hole open. Refreshing lemonade at the welcoming Buccaneer on the way back down.


Good condition 2016-05-26 14:15 - TP6953 (Wilmington Hill)

FB Number: S3986   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fabulous walk up from the rustically charming church at Folkington in glorious spring weather with the may-bushes and wild flowers at their most spectacular. Pillar fine with cap in place and shallow lettering; one sight-hole open. Then over to meet the Long Man Of Wilmington. Perfect afternoon.


Good condition 2016-05-26 11:30 - TP0453 (Beachy Head)

FB Number: S1834   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar fine with cap in place and shallow lettering; one sight-hole open. Don't people take incredibly unnecessary risks at cliff edges (witnessed two incidents, one person risking his life for a better photo, and a group of lads playing 'chicken'); really freaks me out. Later, I saw on the local news that there'd been a significant landslip just a little further along the coast at the Seven Sisters with tons of chalky soil falling into the sea.


Good condition 2016-05-26 09:30 - TP24745 (St Saviour Church Spire)

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

Built in 1867-8; architect G E Street, this is an impressive building, particularly approaching it from a westerly direction, with its steeple prominent and its tall broached spire.


Good condition 2016-05-26 09:15 - TP9309 (Town Hall Dome)

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

Built in 1884-6 of brick and dear old Portland Stone. Quite a mix of styles and motifs, with a tall tower and dome. Definitely quirky.


Good condition 2016-05-25 12:30 - TP0430 (Frog Firle)

FB Number: S4004   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Plastic cap, and one sighting hole open. Only a few paces from the car-park gate to the pillar, but watch your step for there were piles of you-know-what on the footpath. Come on dog-owners; do the business!


Good condition 2016-05-17 15:15 - TP1061 (Barrow Street)

FB Number: S2225   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Slightly damaged 2016-05-17 14:15 - TP6815 (West Knoyle Tumulus)

FB Number: S2226   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked by West Knoyle Church for an easy ascent, descent, ascent, accompanied by a couple of inquisitive horses for the steepest part of the climb. As already recorded, the pillar is significantly cracked, but has its original cap in place with one sight-hole open. It was pouring with rain - the weather forecast I saw last night promised a dry, bright day: wrong again. But my equine friends and I couldn't care less! An enjoyable (wet) romp.


Good condition 2016-05-17 12:30 - TP3279 (Furze Hedge Barn)

FB Number: S2185   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked over from Cold Kitchen visiting St Michael's Church in Brixton Deverill. There is nothing architecturally special about this church, yet in its quiet, unobtrusive way it is a little gem; I loved it, plenty of interest, and the visitor's book's first entry was September 1945. In truth this pillar was a bit of an anti-climax, but it's in good condition with an asphalt-filled cap, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-05-17 11:00 - TP2339 (Cold Kitchen)

FB Number: S2183   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Kingston Deverill village accompanied by a pair of piping buzzards. Open cap & one sight-hole open. Nearby, visited the intriguing Cold Kitchen long barrow, 230ft long and 72ft wide, which has apparently never been excavated. I wonder what lies beneath? The wonderful name Cold Kitchen is thought to be derived from a Celtic name meaning Hill Of The Wizard (equally brilliant name!) Fascinating area.


Good condition 2016-05-14 14:50 - TP6596 (Trundle Hill)

FB Number: S4044   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Trundle Hill is a brilliant site with its massive Iron Age Fort bank and ditch, together with the earlier remains of a Neolithic Causewayed Camp. Terrific all round views today, particularly clear on the Sussex & Hampshire coasts, and out to the English Channel. Lots of cheery cowslips noticed on the stroll up. Pillar fine, and good to see that the original cap survives at such a popular viewpoint; two sight-holes open.


Good condition 2016-05-14 14:45 - TP23414 (Trundle Hill Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Close to the pillar. It's here, so I logged it. Not 'real' trigpointing though, is it?


Good condition 2016-05-14 14:00 - TP23416 (Chichester Cathedral Spire)

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


Good condition 2016-05-06 10:45 - TP12401 (Bitterne Church Spire)

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

Holy Saviour was built in 1852, with the south aisle added in 1885 in what was then Bitterne Village. The spire, despite not being very tall, is a significant local landmark.


Good condition 2016-04-29 14:45 - TP5053 (Myrecairnie Hill)

FB Number: S4788   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Through snow, sleet & heavy rain to get to this one. Lots of snow in Angus, but as soon as I drove over the Tay Bridge into Fife there was no sign of it at all. Stopped in Kilmany to admire the Jim Clark statue, then out of the car into the cold, lashing rain to walk up Myrecairnie Hill from the track to the east. Cap in place with light lettering, and one s/h remains open; the pillar has a coat of green moss. An invigorating visit.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-22 10:45 - TP0677 (Mount Battock)

FB Number: S1584   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Millden. I was rather confused by the increase in trackways ( I have an old map) and arrived at the summit by way of Hill Of Saughs, which wasn't my planned route, but that's alright. Lovely, wide views; I've never been so high before in Kincardineshire! Pillar has a plastic cap & one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-04-16 11:15 - TP2496 (Craig Lochie)

FB Number: S9409   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A fine walk up from Kinnaird House direction encircling most of Loch Skiach whilst visiting Craig Lochie, and taking a different return route via Creag Martach. A fair bit of tough heather-walking, but all worth the effort, and despite two short hailstone showers. (Quite refreshing really.) Pillar has very slight crumbling to one top corner, but otherwise is in good condition, with open cap and two sight-holes open. Added a stone to the cairn. This completes all the pillars for me on LR 53.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-13 14:30 - TP1012 (Bankhead)

FB Number: S3168   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked opposite the entrance to Bankhead Farm, over a farm gate and up the lush grassy field to clamber over a wall with two sets of nasty barbed wire fencing to negotiate. Goods views over the Firth Of Forth with now three bridges in view (the latest road-bridge taking shape at a fast pace.) Cap in place with shallow lettering, & one s/h open.


Good condition 2016-04-13 13:30 - TP5465 (Pitreavie Golf Course)

FB Number: S4414   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in Pine Grove on the Pitcorthie Estate which backs right onto the golf course. Up a grassy incline and straight across to the trig nicely situated in the 'rough.' Cap remains in place with shallow lettering, and two sight-holes open.


Damaged 2016-04-13 12:45 - TP4229 (Kingseat Hill)

FB Number: S3167   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Fine views through the rain; I noticed East End Park, recently visited. Pillar damaged as others have reported; cap is asphalt filled, and one sight-hole open.


Slightly damaged 2016-04-09 17:15 - TP3991 (Holywood)

FB Number: S7715   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Quick getaway from the ground (QoS v RR) up the A76 to easily find this pillar in the saintly named area of the Twelve Apostles. Plastic cap in place, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-04-09 14:00 - TP10388 (Greyfriars Church Spire)

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

My first visit to Dumfries and I enjoyed my walk around the town. Greyfriars Church, also known as St Bride's, was completed in 1868, and externally is a fine, attractive building. Locked, so unable to visit. To Palmerston Park to see Queen Of The South 1-2 Raith Rovers in an entertaining match (only four Scottish League grounds of the 42 now to visit.)


Good condition 2016-04-09 12:45 - TP2246 (Clumpton)

FB Number: S7716   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up through a lush grassy field to find the pillar parked within its thorny hedge; a brown plastic replacement cap in place, and all sight-holes open.


Good condition 2016-04-09 11:30 - TP3691 (Hazelbank)

FB Number: S7702   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed the tinkling Kinnelhall Burn, noticing a small waterfall nearby, climbed one barbed wire fence, joined a forest track then up through some fallen trees to enter the dark woods. Quite a magical atmosphere in here, I thought. Loved the pillar wrapped up in its green mossy coat. Cap in place with deep lettering, and two sight-holes open. Naturally no views, but a fine visit nonetheless.


Good condition 2016-04-09 10:20 - TP4648 (Marchbank)

FB Number: S7701   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

En route to Palmerston Park, Dumfries, stopped here in this beautiful area of rolling green hills for an enjoyable visit to this old fort. No fences to climb, and a lot of attractive drystone walling with sheep & lambs afield: a perfect country scene. Original cap with deep lettering remains in place, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-04-05 12:15 - TP15546 (Cathedral Church Of St Paul Spire Dundee)

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

St Paul's Cathedral, built in 1853, is set on a rocky outcrop which once upon a mediaeval time was the site of Dundee Castle. Inside, it is rich in colourful stained glass windows and furnishings. I particularly liked the modern gory 'stations of the cross' paintings, which are quite unique.


Good condition 2016-04-02 14:00 - TP4147 (Keir Brae)

FB Number: S3138   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pleasant stroll through the woods, although disappointed that I didn't bump into Ian Rankin! (Walked up from Cardenden.) No cap, no filling, and all sight-holes open. Then on to watch Blue Brazil 1-0 Honest Men at Central Park.


Good condition 2016-04-02 13:00 - TP2963 (East Auchmuir)

FB Number: S3142   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On my way to Central Park visited this pillar which still sits in its moat. Cap intact with shallow lettering, and all sight-holes open.


Moved 2016-04-01 15:15 - TP0045 (Denhead)

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

I was in the area so made a short diversion for this unearthed surface block. Also spent some time discovering and walking the nearby disused railway line.


Good condition 2016-03-28 15:45 - TP4635 (Manorleys)

FB Number: S3141   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from the north-east; simply followed the line of pylons, trying to unsuccessfully recall verses from that Stephen Spender poem. Pillar fine with cap in place and shallow lettering; all sight-holes open.


Good condition 2016-03-28 14:30 - TP1315 (Benarty Hill)

FB Number: S3140   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

This pillar is beautifully set on Benarty Hill. Cement-filled cap, upon which was sat a Czech Republic kc10 coin with a handsome engraving of Brno cathedral on one side. I left it there. Also. as I was admiring the views and studying the coin, a glider drifted silently above me, and in response to my wave I was rewarded with waves from the two 'pilots'. Surprisingly quiet up here for Easter Monday on such a sunny day. My 500th logged pillar.


Slightly damaged 2016-03-25 13:45 - TP3437 (Grange Hill)

FB Number: S4770   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

An enjoyable stroll up here; I parked in a lay-by near Berryhill Farm, walked up the road passing a beautifully maintained and working well, to take the track up and round Red Myre. Almost a conical shape to the hill with the pillar nicely set amidst the tufty grass and a few windswept trees. I've marked this pillar as slightly damaged because there is now significant peeling away of the outer casing on three sides. Good to see the cap in place with shallow lettering; all four sight-holes open. Pity about the nearby camp-fire remains, and a pile of empty cans and bottles. On return, I plunged straight down the side of the hill clambering over fallen trees to quickly regain the footpath. Fine visit on a lovely Spring day.


Good condition 2016-03-21 13:45 - TP4967 (Muirhead)

FB Number: S6218   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Had just visited the fascinating remains of the Ardoch Roman Fort & Camps at nearby Braco, and carried on up here for an easy bag, although did get a shoeful of boggy -goo in the process. (My wellies were thoughtlessly buried beneath a pile of baggage in the boot; on one of my frequent 500 mile south/north drives.) Pillar has no cap or filling, with one sight-hole open. Drove the final 50 miles in bare feet - such a fun afternoon!


Good condition 2016-03-20 17:30 - TP12710 (Lancaster Church Tower Flagstaff)

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


Good condition 2016-03-19 17:20 - TP13077 (St Clements Church Tower Vane)

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

St Clement's was built in 1871/3 with the tower added 1890/3. Architect J.D.Sedding. On way back from Poole Town 5-0 Bedworth Town in the Southern League, with Poole leaping to the top spot.


Good condition 2016-03-12 12:30 - TP2825 (Down Hill)

FB Number: S4667   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Approached this one from the east (parked near White Lees Farm) along the footpath which follows the edge of the field. Easy find at this time of the year. Open cap, and I could only see that one sight-hole is open, the pillar having sunk a little. Then on to a superbly entertaining football match STFC 2-2 Millwall (94th minute equaliser for the reds.)


Slightly damaged 2016-03-12 11:15 - TP1629 (Brightwell Barrow)

FB Number: S5540   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

An easy gentle stroll up for this one, nicely sited close to the clump of trees. Cap in place with deep indented lettering and all four sight-holes open. Then back down through a field of gambolling lambs; it really did feel like a spring day at long last.


Good condition 2016-03-10 13:30 - TP6180 (Stickland Farm)

FB Number: S5870   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked through woodland and some lovely downland from Milton Abbas to reach this trig after passing through the attractive village of Winterborne Stickland. Called in at St Mary's Church whose east window is based on that of Crathie Church in Aberdeenshire which I've also visited recently. I like coincidences like that. Approached the pillar from the north side of the hedge (thanks fellow trigpointers). Original cap in place (making it all five visited today retaining their caps: good; and four of the five found in prickly hedges: bad). Now off to find some more Winterbornes.


Good condition 2016-03-10 11:15 - TP0294 (Milton Abbas SC)

FB Number: S5908   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked opposite the Sports Ground in readiness for my walk to visit three or four Winterborne villages. The Sports Ground has a forlorn air about it; there is no cricket square marked out and both cricket & football pitches lie buried beneath tufty grass, with the pavilion & dressing rooms in a state of decay. Pity. Not so the pillar which has its cap in place with shallow indented lettering, three sight-holes closed and one buried.


Slightly damaged 2016-03-10 11:00 - TP6875 (Whitchurch Hill)

FB Number: S5872   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Parked in a lay-by a little past the trig going in a north-easterly direction, then crossed the road and clambered over some recently cut trees & branches to enter the field. Then a short stroll up to the pillar which retains its original cap with shallow lettering, but couldn't determine the state of the sight-holes due to the pillar's sunken position.


Good condition 2016-03-10 10:45 - TP7037 (Woodbury Hill)

FB Number: S6035   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Woodbury Hill is a former hill-fort of 12 acres, and featured as 'Greenhill' in Thomas Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd. A fair was held here from 1267 until Victorian times. All quiet up here today with the pillar fine within its hedge: original cap in place with shallow indented lettering, and all four sight-holes closed.


Good condition 2016-03-10 09:45 - TP1816 (Bushes Farm)

FB Number: S6036   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked through the pretty village of Winterborne Zelston, up past Bushes Farm, through a green field of lush grass to find this pillar set in a prickly hedge between two sets of barbed wire; at least its well protected! It's also set upon the line of an old Roman Road. Cap in place with shallow lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-03-01 17:15 - TP12647 (Finches Farm Water Tower Centre)

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

Architecturally interesting this water tower. It even gets a mention in Pevsner: 'A striking design. The tank is clasped by tapering concrete piers.' Paused here for a wander around Wiltshire's highest village, (both St Nicholas Church and the Red Lion worth visiting) before watching an impressive Swindon Town 2-0 win v Doncaster Rovers.


Slightly damaged 2016-02-25 14:30 - TP4563 (Lower Farm)

FB Number: S4763   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Another diversion from the Ridgeway, pausing to have a look at the Chinnor & Risborough Railway as I strolled through the village. The pillar is easily spotted at this time of the year through its weather-beaten hedge. Cap in place with indented lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2016-02-25 12:15 - TP4235 (Kingston Hill)

FB Number: S4760   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A quick diversion from the Ridgeway. Luckily met no estate managers, gamekeepers, gunslingers, possessive landlords/ladies, or any other spoilsports. Though I did feel uncomfortable with guns going off regularly in what felt like close proximity. Found the pillar easily thanks to fellow trigpointers' directions. Remains hidden in its mossy coat, original cap in place with indented lettering, but couldn't determine the state of the sight-holes. Glad to get back to the Ridgeway.


Good condition 2016-02-25 10:45 - TP0317 (Shirburn Hill)

FB Number: S2025   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked at Cowleaze Wood for a day of walking the nearby Ridgeway with several diversions for trigpointing purposes, so this first pillar was a nice easy start just off the footpath on Shirburn Hill. An asphalt-filled cap, and one sight-hole open. Lovely walk down the slopes of Shirburn Hill to the Ridgeway; although the temperature was only just above freezing, there was a spring-like feel to the day.


Good condition 2016-02-20 12:30 - TP1496 (Blewburton Hill)

FB Number: S3738   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This Iron Age Fort feels higher than just 110m. Approached this one from the west, from Blewburton village. Watched by a pair of circling red kites whilst at the pillar. Later, Robins 3-2 Tangerines in horrible gusty stormy afternoon. Luckily for me only a mizzle on Blewburton Hill.


Good condition 2016-02-20 11:45 - TP3563 (Hagbourne Hill)

FB Number: S5723   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Called in here on way to the County Ground. Pillar fine, open cap, all sight-holes closed, although three of them appear to be eroding. No views today due to a light misty drizzle (is that what's called a mizzle?)


Good condition 2016-02-19 09:45 - TP9287 (Netley Hospital Dome)

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

I remember this huge building (1,424 ft long) before it was demolished. Built in 1856/63, the Royal Victoria Hospital was a military hospital with its own railway station. Florence Nightingale disapproved of the RVH because of its showy grandeur and poor planning (for nursing purposes). In its final years it was used as a military psychiatric hospital, and I recall playing in a 'friendly' football match against some recovering soldiers. It was a bruising, brutal encounter ie: we were kicked off the park in the shadow of the monster building. Unforgettable! Today, the remaining Royal Chapel is nicely preserved and maintained. For a history of the hospital, Philip Hoare's 'Spike Island' is a sometimes harrowing but also touching account.


Good condition 2016-02-18 11:45 - TP12842 (Nursling Church Spire)

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

St Boniface church is a building I know well; many visits over the years, with its wooden shingled steeple over the south porch, and easily spotted from the rushing M27. Within the church it's always enjoyable meeting up with Lady Mary Mille: she's forever lying on her side on her right elbow wearing that fetching pink Elizabethan dress with all those tiny buttons. An exquisite alabaster monument/piece of art.


Good condition 2016-02-17 13:30 - TP12707 (Robs Pillar)

FB Number: E67AF   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Called in to view this unique pillar, and luckily met the friendly and cheery Rob who, despite the cold pouring rain, and the fact that he was wearing t-shirt & shorts, was pleased to show me his very own 'trigpoint'. Thanks again Rob. And the pillar? A brilliant construction with a beautifully crafted cap & two open sight-holes. I want one!


Good condition 2016-02-05 14:00 - TP20989 (Winchester Church Spire)

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

The former St Thomas (and once upon a time St Thomas & St Clement) was built in 1845/6 with the steeple added in 1857. It closed as a church in 1969, and for many years was the home of the Hampshire Record Office. At present there is much building work going on, turning the interior into 'nine unrivalled luxury homes' according to the boastful architect's blurb. St Thomas's was mentioned in the last few poignant pages of Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'urbervilles (I've just re-read it), where Hardy's description of Winchester is an interesting view from the 1880's.


Slightly damaged 2016-01-29 15:15 - TP4941 (Mount Hill)

FB Number: S4774   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

There was a storm brewing again (Storm Gertrude apparently - who chooses these names?). Not sure whether I was running before it, but suddenly I seemed to be within its vortex. What a buffeting. Pillar seemed unfazed though: open cap & one sight-hole open. Back down the slippery hill definitely in the eye of the storm, for a right soaking.


Good condition 2016-01-29 13:30 - TP0996 (Ballomill)

FB Number: S4775   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The track to the trig was badly flooded, so had to hop over the fence into the field and make an extremely muddy diversion. Unfortunately the carrot crop has been ruined, lots of them rotting in the mire. Poor farmer. Concrete cap (I think) & all four sight-holes closed. A three carriage train heading for Cupar passed me on my splashing return.


Good condition 2016-01-29 12:45 - TP0044 (Kinsleith)

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

Found quite easily within a few minutes of prodding around, hidden in the grass. Is now uncovered, but probably not for long.


Good condition 2016-01-23 14:15 - TP15611 (Forfar County Building Spire)

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

I liked this quirky mass. A Flemish-Baronial building of 1869/71, with lots of chimney-pots (most with a seagull perched upon), and some mock (I think) gryphon gargoyles. Seagulls: real. Gryphons: pretend! Then to nearby Station Park to see Loons 0-1 Warriors. I danced a jig on the Forfar terraces when Saints scored the last minute winner at Old Trafford. (Text from my son in the USA). A happy day.


Good condition 2016-01-16 14:45 - TP6486 (Tillyrie Hill)

FB Number: S5922   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Tillyrie Hill was covered in deep snow today and more began to fall as I trudged over the hidden but still tugging heather. Cap remains in place with deep indented lettering, and one sight-hole is open. Although this was a shortish visit, I saw a healthy looking fox, four deer, a white hare, rabbits, and an unidentified large hawk as it lifted its struggling prey into the air. Wonderful winter visit.


Damaged 2016-01-11 14:30 - TP2904 (Dunbog Hill)

FB Number: S4773   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Enjoyed a vigorous and rigorous soggy ascent to find this damaged pillar nicely set in a sheep-nibbled field. Left the gluey, muddied track to approach this from a north-westerly direction, where the grassy fields made for easier walking. Cap in place with light lettering, and all four sight-holes open. Musically, a sad day: Is There Life On Mars?


Good condition 2015-12-29 14:15 - TP4108 (Innerdouny Hill)

FB Number: S6179   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is the highest point in the old county of Kinross (formally abolished in 1975). The pillar retains its cap with deep lettering, and all four sight-holes closed. I needed today's exercise in readiness for Blairgowrie's New Year's Day run; the wide track enabled some comfortable running/shuffling.


Good condition 2015-12-19 14:15 - TP4434 (Little Archie)

FB Number: S4482   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar remains well, with its plastic cap in place, and much lush green lichen covering the lower half. Removed some around the FB plate, then removed myself quickly to Glebe Park to see Brechin City lift themselves off the bottom spot with a 2-0 win (v Stranraer).


Good condition 2015-12-19 13:45 - TP5460 (Pitarris Hill)

FB Number: S5856   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked as coinea and followed the paths & tracks to the field edge and then tiptoed through the young seedlings and up and across to the wooded knoll. A lonely, little visited area it seemed, emphasised today by lowering, glowering dark clouds, but thankfully it didn't rain. Pillar has no cap; three sight-holes open.


Good condition 2015-12-19 12:30 - TP0049 (Wuddy Law)

FB Number: S1606   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the muddy track from Poole to find that the pillar remains in good condition with its cap still in place (shallow lettering) and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-12-19 11:45 - TP15613 (Restenneth Priory Spire)

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

Significant remains here of a former priory. Originally, this site is thought to have been founded in the eighth century by King Nechtan of the Picts. An intersected station of great interest. Good visit.


Good condition 2015-12-16 14:30 - TP15548 (Mc Cheyne Memorial Church Spire)

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

What a monster building; not exactly beautiful, but it certainly has presence. Built in 1869/70, and closed in 1999 since when it seems to be gradually decaying. Not so the nearby splendid Speedwell Tavern (Mennies) with its superb Edwardian pub interior. Shame I couldn't have tried one of the 160 single malt whiskies, but the car was waiting for me - had to settle for a coffee.


Good condition 2015-12-16 13:15 - TP15550 (Dundee St Johns Church Spire)

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

On a church and pub architectural stroll down Perth Road, Dundee to view St John's (completed 1884); external observation only. A fine pinnacled building. Then into the welcoming Tay Bridge Bar immortalised by Michael Marra in his superbly quirky song 'Frida Kahlo's Visit To The Tay Bridge Bar'. If you've never heard it before, go on treat yourself: musical satisfaction guaranteed.


Good condition 2015-12-10 13:45 - TP12635 (Craigie Parish Church Spire)

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

This is the former St Stephen's Church, built in 1894/5, now Craigie & Moncreiffe Parish Church. I always think that it's a pity when a dedication is dropped. Attractive gothic building of warm red Dumfriesshire sandstone with a splendid rooftop fleche. Enjoyed my external visit, but it was sadly locked with no key available.


Good condition 2015-12-02 11:45 - TP21031 (Rownhams Church Spire)

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

This is a fine building of unusual (to me) attractive light grey Plymouth Winstone. Although St John the Evangelist was built in 1855, inside it contains a magnificent collection of 52 medallions of Flemish stained glass of the 16th & 17th centuries. The earliest pieces date from 1525. They are set within matching gold opaque Victorian designs, and are quite stunning. It's always a pleasure to visit this building.


Good condition 2015-11-27 13:15 - TP0542 (Fareham)

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

Overgrown once more with some gurt big brambles entangling the FBM, but thankfully no litter at the moment. An uncared for little area.


Toppled 2015-11-24 16:30 - TP4923 (Morgans Hill)

FB Number: S2501   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Remains firmly embedded in the earth, although could see some badger holes around it in the fading light. Later, to the County Ground: Swindon Town 2-1 Walsall (last minute winner, phew!), all against the run of play & probably undeserved. I loved it!


Good condition 2015-11-24 14:45 - TP3079 (Etchilhampton Hill)

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

Like that immersion heater cap; a novel solution to an empty space. One sight-hole open. Had just been visiting the site of the former Patney & Chirton Station; the old footbridge across what used to be the platforms survives.


Good condition 2015-11-24 13:30 - TP7078 (Worton)

FB Number: S2487   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

It had been raining quite hard as I drove towards Worton, but at the moment I stepped out of the silver machine it stopped - yeah, I know, a miracle. Easy soggy jog up the side of the field for this one; no change since recent reports.


Good condition 2015-11-23 13:00 - TP12615 (St Peters Church Tower Spire)

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

This is where my beloved parents were married some little time ago! This is a handsome 1926 building, and I particularly love the late Norman doorway cleverly re-set in the north wall, incorporated from the mediaeval Magdalen Hospital once up at Morn Hill.


Good condition 2015-11-23 12:30 - TP12616 (Holy Trinity Church Spire)

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

Holy Trinity Church is an early Victorian building of Hampshire flint in a Decorated style. Some fine stained glass windows by Clayton & Bell. Also liked the stylish fleche and copper-topped spire.


Good condition 2015-11-04 11:30 - TP12507 (Lyndhurst Church Spire)

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

On my regular Lymington Hospital run, called in here on our return. Plenty to admire in this arty Victorian church with work by Morris, Burne-Jones, Flaxman, Kempe, Clayton & Bell, and a fresco by Lord Leighton. And in the churchyard Alice (of Wonderland fame), although I never did get any of that, either as child or adult. The steeple is of red & yellow brick patterning.


Good condition 2015-11-02 14:30 - TP5536 (Pudding Hill)

FB Number: S5953   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Found it during a roundabout stroll in the misty & murky woods. The weather in the Southampton & Winchester area was glorious, but just south of Basingstoke the morning's fog refused to clear and so it remained all day. No change to pillar since recent logs.


Good condition 2015-11-01 14:45 - TP12621 (Brampton Tower Wireless Mast)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

This doesn't seem to be what trigging is all about, but it's there, and I've passed it thousands of times and I've even been in the building, so I'll record it. On way to the south coast derby (Sou -Bou) and a 2-0 win for Saints, with a celebratory pint at the South Western Arms, St Denys.


Good condition 2015-10-31 15:15 - TP12506 (Netley Marsh Church Spire)

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

Beautiful day's walking in the New Forest, and called in here once more to admire this pleasant early Victorian church (1855). St Matthew's is unusual in having two chancel arches (I know of no other) and its attractive east window was rebuilt following bomb damage during the Southampton blitz of November 1940. Poor targeting from the Luftwaffe?


Good condition 2015-10-24 13:15 - TP0305 (Pit Plantation)

FB Number: S5730   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A dirty, dark, soaking wet day so no views. All I could see was a misty curtain across the downs. Pillar has open cap & one sight-hole open. Visited the nearby church of St Mary's in Fawley, the village featuring (as Marygreen) in Thomas Hardy's bleak Jude The Obscure. Hardy's grandmother was born here. On to STFC 2-2 Coventry City (0-2 with five minutes to go, so a cheering result).


Good condition 2015-10-20 15:15 - TP2219 (Cleverton)

FB Number: S2419   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited this trig on a circular walk from Little Somerford (St John's church worth a visit, full of interest within), to Great Somerford (likewise St Peter & St Paul's) and beside the fledgling Bristol Avon. Pillar awkwardly set within a prickly hedge and with some frisky heifers pushing me I managed to confirm that the cap remains in place and that two sight-holes are open. And then to Swindon Town 1-2 Oldham Athletic - oh dear, not 'the best in the west' at the moment.


Good condition 2015-10-20 14:15 - TP2146 (Chessley Hill)

FB Number: S2399   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unfortunately, in future, this might be more difficult to access, for now at the entrance to the track by the Trow Lane Railway Bridge, there is a brand new sign stating that the track & surrounding fields are all private property & that trespassers (spelt tresspassers) will be prosecuted. Well, what to do? After a moment's hesitation I strolled up the track & sure enough was apprehended by a woman who was not pleased to see me. However, I managed to sweet-talk her into letting me through (provided I was back in ten minutes) so best of luck plucky trigpointers. Pillar fine within the paddock, with open cap & all sight-holes closed.


Good condition 2015-10-20 13:15 - TP6695 (Waden Hill)

FB Number: S2414   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Have criss-crossed this area many times over the years when out walking, so it's about time I recorded this trig. Always a delight to return to Avebury; I prefer this prehistoric site to Stonehenge particularly since English Heritage put that bloody fence up. Walked through the paired sarsens of the Stone Avenue, then up along the edge of the recently ploughed field to the pillar: all sight-holes open, and a tar-filled cap.


Good condition 2015-10-17 13:45 - TP12622 (St Albans Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

I like this unusual building. Low, fat central tower with no flag flying today from the flagstaff. Inside, it is spacious and light and the parishioners are always welcoming. Built in 1933 with a centralised altar which is an original feature & far-sighted. Called in on my way to Saints 2-2 Leicester City, Saints barely holding on for a point.


Good condition 2015-10-03 14:15 - TP10146 (Elgin Church Spire)

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

Elgin Church South was built in 1852/4 and had lain empty for ten years before re-opening recently as a climbing centre. Today, inside was very busy with children of all ages climbing up & down. Seems to be popular. My first cup of coffee in an intersected station!


Good condition 2015-10-03 13:45 - TP8907 (Duke of Gordons Monument)

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

Set within the site of Elgin Castle with earthworks and several piles of stonework all that remains of that building. From the north stand of the wonderfully characterful Borough Briggs, I could see this prominent column during the whole afternoon (Elgin City 1-1 Clyde), although the duke appears not to have been a football fan as he is looking away from the ground.


Good condition 2015-10-03 13:15 - TP3901 (Hill Of Spynie)

FB Number: S7083   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2015-10-03 12:30 - TP2697 (Cutties Hillock East)

FB Number: S1810   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-10-03 12:15 - TP2696 (Cutties Hillock)

FB Number: 11091   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Enjoyed the views below of golden fields sparkling in the sun (with the Moray Firth in the distance) in what used to be the sea, before silting up in the twelfth century reclaimed the land. The unusually shaped pillar is a first for me.


Good condition 2015-10-03 11:15 - TP4838 (Milltown)

FB Number: S7082   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An attractive area this within the fir & heather. The pillar still has its odd ornament atop which is quite something for it is now at least thirteen years since first noted. (And it's wobbly to the touch). Nearby is a cairn with a sculpted stone hawk within; also plenty of bird boxes. This area seems to be lovingly cared for.


Slightly damaged 2015-09-28 14:45 - TP4986 (Murrays Hill)

FB Number: S6099   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Didn't this used to be called Henman Hill? Small layer of concrete missing from one top corner, otherwise fine. Asphalt cap & two sight-holes open. Nearby, visited the kirk of St Bean's at Fowlis Wester to see the remarkable Cross Of Fowlis a ninth century Pictish sculpture. Magnificent.


Good condition 2015-09-27 13:15 - TP2112 (Chapel Hill)

FB Number: S6095   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This trig visit was sandwiched between visits to Tibbermore Church and the fabulous library at Innerpeffrey, both part of the Doors Open Heritage Days weekend. Innerpeffrey Library is the oldest free lending library in Scotland (1680) and was a pure delight for this bookworm. Naturally managed to find a trig en route: pillar remains in good condition within its prickly hedge. Has a resin cap, & all sight-holes closed as far as I could tell.


Good condition 2015-09-25 14:30 - TP2858 (Drumhendry)

FB Number: S5751   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Close to fir-tree plantation, and near to the former Edzell Airfield which closed in 1997. Cap remains in place; one sight-hole open.


Damaged 2015-09-25 13:15 - TP9563 (Tower of Johnston)

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

I love a good folly especially when you're able to climb them, so: full marks. And you don't often get a chance to climb an intersected station. Definitely testing, with those broken steps near the top. This was built in 1813 by one James Farquhar of Johnston and is 30' high. A fun-filled visit with yet more bovine banter upon my return along the Hill Of Garvock.


Damaged 2015-09-25 13:10 - TP4135 (Johnston Hill)

FB Number: S5700   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Ran the gauntlet of the frisky young cows (well, actually walked slowly and talked to them in soothing tones - it worked!) in three separate fields, before reaching the safety of the trig & tower. No more apparent damage to the pillar since recent reports. Cap in place with raised lettering, & all four sight-holes open.


Good condition 2015-09-25 12:15 - TP15622 (Laurencekirk Church Spire)

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

Both churches in Laurencekirk were locked predictably. Shame there's no key arrangement. Just had to go & have a look at the re-opened Laurencekirk Station which didn't disappoint. Built in 1849, closed in 1967, and incredibly the original building re-opened in 2009. A brilliant restoration; loved the waiting room!


Good condition 2015-09-25 11:45 - TP1569 (Brae Field)

FB Number: S5754   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up through the freshly harvested field with plenty of those rolls of 'shredded wheat' nearby in a typical farming autumn scene, and a combine-harvester working in the next field. This time of year always reminds me of my dear old farming Grandad working from first light to dusk during the harvest season. Pillar fine, cap remains in place with indented lettering, & one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-09-25 11:00 - TP7033 (Wood Of Barna)

FB Number: S5755   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this from the east through a helpfully recently harvested field. Pillar has its cap with raised lettering.


Good condition 2015-09-25 09:45 - TP6356 (The Blair)

FB Number: S5905   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up the Hill Of Edzell from the south on a gorgeous early autumn morning and, glancing back as I climbed, noted the red walls of the Edzell Castle ruins visited a few days ago. Pillar set within the heather; cap remains in place with shallow lettering, & all four sight-holes open.


Good condition 2015-09-22 11:45 - TP12311 (Edzell Meml Spire)

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

Had just visited the wonderfully explorable Edzell Castle which is a red sandstone ruin containing some stunning sculptures in its walled garden of the seventeenth century. The pouring rain seemed to add to its unique atmosphere, although it stopped me heading for the Blair trigpoint. This memorial building in Edzell was certainly a contrast.


Good condition 2015-09-19 13:45 - TP11596 (Kilmarnock Church Tower)

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

St Andrew's & St Marnock's church dates from 1836 and is a handsome majestic building; it's in perpendicular gothic style, and is of warm red sandstone. Liked the red doors, which were all unfortunately locked.


Remains 2015-09-19 12:45 - TP8927 (Burns Monument)

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

This is the largest Burns Monument in Scotland, originally built at the town's highest point in 1879. Rather a strange idea, I thought, to build that modern centre around it.


Slightly damaged 2015-09-19 11:30 - TP6075 (South Onthank)

FB Number: S4217   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Walked up from Kilmarnock Station (took about 25 minutes) to find this trig in its green setting with good views northwards. The pillar should perhaps now be marked 'damaged', because there are two significant chunks gouged out of the top. Slight damage to the cap & spider; all four sight holes open. Then back down to have a look around the town (picking up two intersected stations) before making for friendly Rugby Park: Kilmarnock 2-1 St Johnstone.


Good condition 2015-09-11 15:45 - TP5575 (Raith)

FB Number: S6085   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

'They'll be dancing in the streets of Raith after this result' said one radio commentator many years ago, for which he was roundly ridiculed. But there is a Raith after all! Walked up through a golden wheat-field (along a channel) to the pillar in the prickly hedge, on the other side of which (FB side) a combine harvester was doing what they do. Pillar has asphalt filled plug; couldn't determine the state of the sight-holes.


Good condition 2015-09-11 15:00 - TP2598 (Crofthead)

FB Number: S6230   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Over the metal farm gate (can't see pillar from the road) and up the grassy field where cows & calves were grazing contentedly watching the world go by. Pillar has its cap with indented lettering, & one sight-hole open. Not far away is the old trackbed of the Auchterarder to Crieff railway.


Good condition 2015-09-11 14:15 - TP6605 (Tullibardine)

FB Number: S6217   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by track up to reservoir; plenty of golfers opposite on the famous old course. Pillar stands in front of a belt of woodland, a few yards from the track. Open cap and one sight-hole open.


Damaged 2015-09-07 11:15 - TP1293 (Ben Rinnes)

FB Number: S7210   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

An extract from a poem by Gordon Jarvie (The Angel's Share - A View From Ben Rinnes): ' Caperdonach, Ben Riach, Tormore and Longmorn, Balvenie, Glen Moray, and Mortlach: on and on. This is a world-class distillation from any point of view, a roll-call to tempt any angel's discrimation. Sitting by the trig point on Ben Rinnes I survey all of the above and more, inhaling an almost celestial panorama, the air thick with larks and angels.' It's the only poem that I'm aware of which mentions a trig point! Didn't hear any larks today, (or see any angels) but saw a small flock of ptarmigan near the summit.


Good condition 2015-08-31 15:30 - TP5084 (Neuk)

FB Number: S5599   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had just visited Crathes Castle and noticed that this naughty trig (as explained by my Dutch friend) was in the vicinity. Cap in place, stamped lettering, at least one sight-hole open (one hidden under tough grass).


Good condition 2015-08-29 13:30 - TP4684 (Maryhill Park)

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

From Balmuidy I walked along the footpath of the River Kelvin which was predictably muddy. Oh why did I wear a pair of summery white trousers today? Later I arrived at Partick Thistle's ground in a muddied & bloodied state (and not for the first time at a football ground). The pillar still retains its cap with deep indented lettering, and two & a half sight-holes open. Really enjoyable rambling, trigging, football day.


Slightly damaged 2015-08-29 12:15 - TP0999 (Balmuildy)

FB Number: S3641   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Remains hidden in its captivity within the prickly hedge and 'mini-stockade'. Attempted an examination and minutes later with bloodied hands & arms discovered that it has a plugged cap & one sight hole open. No secateurs with me today; I could just imagine trying to get into Firhill armed with such a weapon!


Slightly damaged 2015-08-29 11:15 - TP3802 (High Possil Wood)

FB Number: S3643   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

On a mostly urban walk today from Queen Street Station, taking in three trigs & a football match. By way of Firhill (needed to know where the ground was for later: Partick Thistle 0-2 Aberdeen) to find this pillar with no change since recent reports. No added graffiti to the gradually fading red splashes.


Good condition 2015-08-24 13:45 - TP0510 (Ecclefechan)

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

Great to be back in Scotland. Short detour from the road north to enjoy the views from near this FBM. Good conversation with a cheerful farmer who was enjoying the harvest gathering.


Good condition 2015-08-24 11:45 - TP3375 (Glasson)

FB Number: S6938   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In an area full of interest, this pillar continues to sit on its concrete plinth within its hedge gazing serenely out across the Solway Firth, with open cap & one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-08-24 10:15 - TP1770 (Burgh By Sands)

FB Number: S6626   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy find walking down to the Edward I monument. Apparently old Longshanks had camped overnight on Burgh Marsh whilst suffering from dysentery and paid the ultimate price for his recklessness (or stupidity?) - this was in 1307, and there is a fine statue of him in the village commissioned in 2007, to commemorate 700 years since his demise. Well worth visiting the fortified church of St Michael in the village where the late king lay in state for several days. Pillar has plastic cap & one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-08-23 16:15 - TP10528 (Castle Keep Flagstaff)

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

Enjoyed my architectural perambulation around Carlisle taking in two intersected stations & an active station, and then the hospitality of the Kings's Head in Fisher Street.


Good condition 2015-08-23 16:05 - TP7263 (Carlisle)

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

Last time I was in Carlisle was to visit the Brunton Park ground in 1997. On that day came up on the train from Dent. Today, spotted this active station on leaving the cathedral.


Good condition 2015-08-23 16:00 - TP9794 (Carlisle Cathedral Tower Flagstaff)

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

Breaking my 500 mile journey (yes, I did play that Proclaimer's song somewhere along the M6) and staying overnight in Carlisle enjoying its architectural delights including this exceptional building.


Good condition 2015-08-20 14:30 - TP9056 (Shaftesbury Church Turret Pinnacle)

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

This building is the former Holy Trinity Church which was made redundant in 1977, and since 1982 contains a mix of facilities including a Social Services Day Centre and a Scouts Unit. Built in 1841/2 this was an early work of George Gilbert Scott. It has lancet windows in pairs & triplets, with a west tower with large pinnacles (one a higher stair-turret & trigpoint).


Good condition 2015-08-20 12:30 - TP0738 (Wingreen)

FB Number: S1503   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On way to Shaftesbury and paused here awhile in the misty murkiness, so unfortunately no views today (but I remember other bright days up here). It made for one of those quiet atmospheric days with every now & then a cow (or two) spectrally appearing out of the mist. Pillar's paint gradually peeling away, plastic cap, and all four sight-holes closed.


Good condition 2015-08-15 11:45 - TP21022 (Highfield Church Spire)

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

On way to Saints 0-3 Everton (very painful). Christ Church, Highfield was built in 1846/7 and today its shingled broached spire looked resplendent in the sunshine following its recent facelift. Some scary gargoyles outside, and inside plenty of interesting Victoriana, and according to Pevsner some convincing mock-mediaevalism.


Good condition 2015-08-09 14:45 - TP0297 (Ballards Ash)

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

Thanks to recent trigpointing 'excavations' this was an easy find.


Good condition 2015-08-09 13:45 - TP7077 (Worthy Hill Farm)

FB Number: S2420   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No cap: open, and one sight-hole open (FB side). Pleasant walk in nature reserve. Surprisingly few people about on such a warm summer's day.


Good condition 2015-08-08 12:45 - TP4884 (Moneys Allotment)

FB Number: S6167   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Loved the giant ferns. Pillar fine, original cap in place with indented lettering & all four sight-holes open. On way to Swindon Town 4-1 Bradford City (wonderful advert for the beautiful game); the weather for the first Saturday of the season is always a scorcher - phew.


Good condition 2015-08-02 14:30 - TP11335 (St Michaels Church Spire)

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

I love this building and know it well. St Michael's was built between 1066 and 1076, and is the only intact surviving Mediaeval church in central Southampton; many others were lost in the November 1940 blitz. On a Sunday morning in October 1338 it was the scene of a massacre of Sotonians in the church during a surprise French & Genoese raid. Inside, it contains the brilliant black Tournai marble font of c1170 (one of four in Hampshire). Have been to many concerts here - always a pleasure to visit.


Good condition 2015-07-31 13:30 - TP4080 (Hurst Hill)

FB Number: S3700   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is a pleasantly situated trig with the pillar set within trees on Hurst Hill. No cap & one sight-hole open. Visited the nearby mostly Norman church at Cumnor: intriguing statue of Queen Elizabeth I, and a fantastic wooden spiral staircase to the bell tower of 1685, which I climbed of course.


Good condition 2015-07-31 12:30 - TP0249 (West Farm)

FB Number: S6764   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Sad to relate but today a dead young deer lies directly in front of the pillar (FB side) presumably the result of road-kill, and has probably been there for some days judging by the awful stench. Therefore this was a necessarily quick visit: open cap, and couldn't determine the open/closed status of the sight-holes. The pillar seems to have sunk somewhat and the hedge has its full summer's dressing entangling the area and I'd no secateurs with me.


Good condition 2015-07-28 11:45 - TP9057 (Winchester College Pinnacle)

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

The college is officially closed at this time and there are significant building works going on around the College Street entrance. Walked in from the playing fields direction on Kingsgate Street to again view the tower of the chapel. Luck was with me - I wasn't challenged by anyone. The tower is of four stages, with tall square pinnacles and yet higher stair-turret. The building was consecrated on 17th July 1395.


Good condition 2015-07-23 15:30 - TP3177 (Fir Hill)

FB Number: S2212   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely views across to the Fovant Badges from this trig which again has no cap (all four pillars I visited today had open caps) & two sight-holes open. Delightful area.


Good condition 2015-07-23 15:00 - TP13938 (Dinton Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Mary's, Dinton is yet another sumptuous building in this area, with much Decorated architecture to admire within & without. The flagstaff had the Cross of St George flying today. Just down the road visited the former Dinton Railway Station now privately owned, but there is still much to view there.


Good condition 2015-07-23 14:15 - TP13939 (Chilmark Church Spire)

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

Splendid, mostly Early English church building. The recessed broach-spire was rebuilt c1760. Plenty of interest within. The nearby Chilmark quarries supplied the stone for the building of Salisbury Cathedral in the thirteenth century. Quick visit to the Black Dog for a reviving lemonade completed a fine visit to this village.


Slightly damaged 2015-07-23 13:45 - TP6198 (Stockton)

FB Number: S2200   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Walked up from Teffont Down past Down Farm and crossed Grim's Ditch to easily find this slightly leaning pillar which has no cap & one sight-hole open. Enjoyable day's walking in and around the Nadder Valley.


Slightly damaged 2015-07-23 13:00 - TP6330 (Teffont Down)

FB Number: S2202   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

I wonder whether this concrete track leading up to the trig is an old runway from the former RAF Chilmark? (Seems very similar to all of those New Forest wartime airfields I know well). Pillar fine but no cap & one sight-hole open. Again the area immediately surrounding the pillar has been recently cleared. (Someone cares!)


Good condition 2015-07-23 11:45 - TP0974 (Bake Barn)

FB Number: S2199   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the farm track just east of Fonthill Bishop. All quiet, saw no one (& disappointingly no alpacas) and plenty of wild flowers to enjoy including lots of thistle, poppy and cornflower. Pillar has no cap & one sight hole open.


Good condition 2015-07-16 13:30 - TP5170 (North Park)

FB Number: S4057   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

At this time of the year Nature has artfully hidden this pillar - today, it is not possible to see it until you are practically upon it. Not helped by the fact that the pillar has sunk somewhat - couldn't determine the open or closed status of the sight holes (no tools with me). Open cap, no filling. Later enjoyed finding the old canal bed of the Portsmouth & Arundel Navigation which closed in 1849.


Good condition 2015-07-16 12:30 - TP6840 (Westfield)

FB Number: S4111   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Used public transport today; bus & train to Barnham, and then easy walking on the Sussex flatlands. Such a contrast to my recent Scottish adventures. En route to pillar I visited St Mary's Barnham, unusually (& sensibly) for a mediaeval church, used by both Anglicans & Catholics. It has a lovely warm interior with the walls coloured a comforting pink, and there is an endearing C15 wooden sculpture of St Genevieve. Also an amazing piece of Agincourt graffiti from 1415. Then across towards Hoe Farm to find this pillar hidden within some huge stinging nettles which I bravely trampled down to discover just one sight hole open, and an asphalt cap. Nearby, the road building progresses, but the pillar seems to be safely positioned.


Good condition 2015-07-09 18:30 - TP9354 (Perth Academy Cupola)

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

All quiet here this evening - the Academy is closed for the summer holidays. Built in 1932. On my way to McDiarmid Park to watch St Johnstone's latest European adventure - love these European nights: the air of expectancy, the pipe band, the noisy foreign support, etc., But how did it go so wrong? 2-1 win, but lost on away goals to Alashkert (Armenia). Unbelievable Jeff!


Good condition 2015-07-08 13:00 - TP15551 (Church Of Scotland Spire Dundee)

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

Passed St Paul's Church on way to DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts) to watch Slow West. The church is open every Wednesday between 12.00 and 13.30 for visits, but didn't have time today, therefore will return soon.


Good condition 2015-07-06 10:45 - TP4217 (Kindrogan Hill)

FB Number: S9395   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Made a diversion here whilst walking a large chunk of the Cateran Trail. This was an awkward climb with lots of uprooted trees to clamber over and a mostly boggy terrain. Pillar fine with cap in place (raised lettering) and all sight holes open. Continued 'over the hill' (suddenly had that John Martyn song in my head) to find a couple of tracks back to Kirkmichael.


Good condition 2015-07-02 14:30 - TP16244 (Longannet Power Station Chimney)

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

On a visit to the palace and abbey of Culross. Culross is a handsome little town; the power station chimney rather less so.


Good condition 2015-06-26 12:45 - TP2820 (Dover Heights)

FB Number: S4412   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Called here for an easy get on my way to Edinburgh Airport to meet my dear mother. The pillar is currently in knee high grasses, so it was a soaking visit in the rain. Cap in place with shallow engraved lettering, & one sight hole open.


Slightly damaged 2015-06-23 12:15 - TP3372 (Glas Maol)

FB Number: S1565   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Wonderful day's walking with my American family who preferred these mountains to those of the Old Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Saw the largest herd of deer I've ever seen (on the flanks of Creag Leacach ) - well over a hundred, and no exaggeration. The pillar on Glas Maol has a chunk missing on one top corner, & open cap.


Good condition 2015-06-17 15:45 - TP4584 (Lumbennie Hill)

FB Number: S4771   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Beautiful walking day with this trig set in a mass of broom at its brightest yellow. Pillar fine with cap in place (shallow engraved lettering) and all four sight holes open. Startled a red deer and a hare near to the pillar.


Good condition 2015-06-08 16:30 - TP5151 (North Clatto)

FB Number: S4810   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick visit on return home from coastal path walk. Pillar still has original cap in place with engraved lettering, and just one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-06-08 15:30 - TP3004 (Easter Balrymonth)

FB Number: S4792   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The nice kind farmer continues to provide a tractor-tyre trail right up to the trig: so considerate! Therefore an easy get. Loved the views over to St Andrew's. Pillar has its cap with engraved lettering, & one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-06-08 15:00 - TP0497 (St Andrews)

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

On a long coastal path walk today, (sensational array of wild flowers for virtually the whole walk), but made a diversion to find this FBM and the Easter Balrymonth pillar. Floundered around for ten minutes or so in the long grass, but eventually found it well camouflaged (covered in green lichen) which once removed made it much more visible.


Good condition 2015-06-04 17:15 - TP5464 (Pitlour Hill)

FB Number: S5920   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Passed through Auchtermuchty for the first time noticing a statue of Jimmy Shand as I did so. Parked at the Clink car park, then over the farm gate and up through the wide tractor tyre marks in two fields, before reaching the grassy summit of Pitlour Hill. No deer fences to climb. Pillar has no cap: open, & two sight holes open.


Good condition 2015-06-04 15:30 - TP7099 (Yellow Hill)

FB Number: S5918   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Appropriately named hill for today there was yellow everywhere: the flowers of the gorse, oil seed rape in the fields, broom in the hedgerows, a scattering of buttercups & dandelions, and quite a few yellowhammers flitting around. The pillar had its stamped cap in place, and two sight holes open (or two sight holes closed, if you prefer.)


Good condition 2015-06-02 13:45 - TP6487 (Tinely Moor)

FB Number: S3576   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My first Northumbrian pillar. Good views of a calm North Sea. The nearby quarry does now seem to be closed so hopefully this trig is in no imminent danger of disappearing. The pillar has an unengraved cap; just one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-06-02 11:15 - TP8902 (Warkworth Castle Keep Flagstaff)

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

Fine tour of Warkworth Castle, although it was not possible to climb to the top of the keep - might have been blown off anyway for the wind was fearsome today.


Slightly damaged 2015-06-01 15:30 - TP4634 (Manor House Farm)

FB Number: S4385   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

The pillar was just about visible peeping out of a growing field (yellow at present) of oil seed rape, so reached with a little difficulty trying to avoid any damage to the crops; takes time, but it is possible to part the leaves whilst avoiding trampling down on the roots. Fortunately, it's only a few yards into the field. Top of pillar damaged on two corners, open cap, and all sight-holes open.


Good condition 2015-06-01 11:30 - TP10341 (Richmond Castle Flagstaff)

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

First visit to Richmond -stayed overnight (on long drive from Southampton to Perthshire) - magnificent castle remains, and after climbing an intersected station yesterday, I too was able to reach out and touch this one. Also enjoyed visiting the restored Richmond railway station, and Easby Abbey by way of a riverside walk.


Good condition 2015-05-31 17:45 - TP7385 (Richmond)

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


Good condition 2015-05-31 16:50 - TP8890 (Beacon Hill South Beacon)

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

Just felt compelled to climb it (for even better views) in the howling gale. Let's face it, there aren't many climbable intersected stations are there?


Good condition 2015-05-31 16:45 - TP1110 (Beacon Hill South)

FB Number: S4323   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2015-05-28 14:00 - TP0310 (Folly Farm)

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

Found fairly easily thanks to previous visitors; cleared it a little, but as summer approaches it's sure to be hidden again. Celebrated with a fine pint of 'Good Old Boy' (which I hope I am) at the Fox, North Waltham.


Good condition 2015-05-27 12:30 - TP12503 (Marchwood Church Spire)

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

Gave my dear mother a lift to Marchwood WI, and again visited St John's which is a curious, unorthodox building of yellow brick & stone, built in 1843 ( architect: John Macduff Derick) in an Early English style. The name Marchwood means 'the wood where smallage grows', smallage being wild celery or parsley, not that I noticed any during my stroll around the parish.


Good condition 2015-05-21 15:30 - TP6062 (South Barn)

FB Number: S2579   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Superb walking today in this glorious area; good to be back. We were lucky enough to have holidays here (an old cottage in the hamlet of Acton) for many years. Pillar fine with cap and shallow engraving; one sight-hole open. Now, I wonder whether the Square & Compass will be open by the time I stroll over there?


Moved 2015-05-21 12:45 - TP0749 (Coringdon)

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

I do remember this pillar in its original position years ago perched on Nine Barrow Down. Today I sat upon its horizontal body to have my lunch, and was instantly cheered by the sight of a puffing white billowing plume of steam (later discovered to be 34070 Battle Of Britain class: 'Manston', for all of you trigging/steam enthusiasts), down in the valley heading towards Swanage from Corfe Castle. It felt like being back in the sixties.


Damaged 2015-05-21 11:45 - TP14994 (Studland Hill)

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


Good condition 2015-05-21 11:15 - TP0989 (Ballard Down)

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

Always so good to return to the Isle Of Purbeck, as ever enhanced by the sight, sound, and smell of those wonderful old steam engines. Approached this from New Swanage, up the coastal path to find that the pillar remains in good condition, asphalt cap, and one s/h open. Been up here many times over the years, and today was a perfect day to at last record this trigpoint.


Good condition 2015-05-20 14:30 - TP8984 (Nelsons Monument)

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

This tapering column is 120 ft high, and has a bust of Nelson in the circle facing the harbour.


Good condition 2015-05-20 13:45 - TP3238 (Fort Southwick)

FB Number: S2650   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is one of Palmerston's forts from the 1850's. I've tried unsuccessfully a few times over the years to visit this trig, but always met with troublesome security men. Today was surprisingly easy: I simply walked in (no security staff around), passed through the NHS park and ride car-park (felt quite at ease - well I did work for the NHS for over 30 years). The pillar sits on the other side of an apparent electric fence (electricity not on today), and really what need is there for an electric fence anyway? Felt a little conspicuous stood next to the pillar (which is in good condition with cap in place & all four sight-holes open) in view of nearby office windows, but boldness often pays off. So fellow trigpointers, perhaps now is the time to visit this previously difficult-to- access pillar.


Good condition 2015-05-11 17:00 - TP3197 (Flaxlands Resr)

FB Number: S6239   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed 21qazxsw's example and crawled under the gates (I knew all those years of limbo dancing would come in handy eventually!) but couldn't find the 2p coin. Perhaps taken by the lawncutter for the whole reservoir has recently been cut: wonderful grassy aroma filled the air. My third pillar of the day, all with open, unplugged caps. From here to the County Ground for a fabulous fiesta of football: Swindon Town 5-5 Sheffield United (aggregate 7-6) - now to find out whether there are any trigpoints in the Wembley area!


Good condition 2015-05-11 16:00 - TP0298 (Dean Bottom)

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

There's not a lot to say about a rivet, except that it's still there, and in apparent good condition!


Damaged 2015-05-11 15:30 - TP5523 (Preshute)

FB Number: S2415   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

The pillar has an open cap & one sight-hole open; there is a large chunk missing from one top corner. Had to crawl under the deer fence to get into the enclosure.


Good condition 2015-05-11 14:15 - TP4104 (Inham Down)

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

Strolled up from Aughton; pillar has open cap & all four sight-holes open. Just earlier I had been trying to locate the site of Collingbourne Ducis' long gone railway station. The old trackbed is there, the remains of two bridges and plenty of concrete posting & fencing, a Station House & what was the railway yard, but nothing of the actual station which closed in 1961.


Good condition 2015-05-09 15:30 - TP0314 (East Tisted)

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


Moved 2015-05-09 14:30 - TP6822 (West Tisted)

FB Number: S1664   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

Great find Jonglew! Again no one around to ask about its recent history. Also visited nearby St Mary Magdalene's Church where I added the 2p found at the pillar (thanks 21qazxsw) to my contribution for its upkeep. Wonderful little aisle-less church; enjoyed the east Kempe window, but unable to spot his usual wheatsheaf insignia.


Good condition 2015-05-05 13:30 - TP8988 (Lymington Monument)

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

The Neale Obelisk erected in honour of Admiral Neale who apparently did heroic things in the Mutiny Of The Nore in 1797. Reading his plaudits on this monument, it would seem that he was a very saintly man indeed.


Good condition 2015-04-29 16:15 - TP6326 (Tay Mount)

FB Number: S4790   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Followed two pheasants through the woods to the grassy hilltop (they seemed to know the way) - pillar remains in good condition with its shallow lettered cap in place and one sight-hole open. Nearby, someone has created a small fenced garden with flowers therein, a bench, and a garden-sign: Tay Mount. Somewhat spoiled by the ugly coils of barbed wire encircling it.


Good condition 2015-04-29 15:00 - TP5143 (Normans Law)

FB Number: S4793   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar remains in good condition, with asphalt-filled plug, and one sight-hole open. Luck was with me today - I'd just got back to the car which then took a battering from some giant hailstones. I love this changeable weather; just sat back and enjoyed the entertainment for ten minutes.


Good condition 2015-04-25 13:45 - TP9210 (St Andrews Church Spire)

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

Built in 1782/4 with the 167ft steeple added in 1787. Have visited this building many times over the years. Wedding in progress today: wedding bells, kilts galore, a piper, and blushing bride & groom.


Good condition 2015-04-25 13:00 - TP9196 (Broughton St Marys Parish Church Vane)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A favourite building of mine, St Mary's is the centrepiece of Bellevue Crescent. Love those grand neo-classical Corinthian pillars! And a fine interior full of interest. We used to rent a flat within yards of St Mary's for many years. Great to be back for a day. Later to the Meadowbank Stadium: Edinburgh City 1-1 Brora Rangers for an intriguing fixture.


Good condition 2015-04-25 12:45 - TP8938 (Nelsons Monument)

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

Built in 1807, 98ft high in five stages. Climbed this many years ago.


Good condition 2015-04-25 12:20 - TP9002 (Railway Hotel Clock Tower Pinnacle)

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

Straight off the train at Waverley and into the Balmoral Hotel for a coffee (it's important to treat yourself occasionally!) noting the 190ft bulbous clock tower as we later headed down towards Broughton.


Good condition 2015-04-23 15:15 - TP4370 (Law Hill)

FB Number: S3238   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar in good condition with cap (shallow lettering), and now one sight-hole open, and another half-open. Good to see the Clackmannanshire signposts: these old counties refuse to die.


Good condition 2015-04-23 12:30 - TP0672 (Ben Cleugh)

FB Number: S1605   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Up here by way of The Law. Pillar in fine condition, with plastic cap. The nearby viewfinder is dated 1930 and was provided by the Daily Record.


Good condition 2015-04-20 13:15 - TP12637 (West Church Spire)

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

St Matthew's Church (formerly Free West Church) has an elegant 212ft tower and slender stone spire, in what is a fine Gothic Revival building of 1871. Disappointed that it was locked, but this does seem to be the way of things with Scottish churches.


Good condition 2015-04-18 17:15 - TP3907 (Hill Of Tarvit)

FB Number: S4789   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Enjoyed visit to the house first (played a challenging game of tiddlywinks) then up the hill; fine all round views. The pillar remains in good condition, cap in place with raised lettering, & one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-04-16 15:15 - TP0495 (Glenshee)

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

Thought I'd treat myself to a nice easy one following my earlier traipsing through the heather to reach Tuliemet Hill, so made a short diversion for this FBM. All well, with a large log still nestling against it.


Good condition 2015-04-16 11:45 - TP6604 (Tuliemet Hill)

FB Number: S9443   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On a vaguely circular walk from Pitcarmick, the highlight of which was the sighting of a pair of ravens near Creag Gharbh (cue the music: Fairport Convention's Crazy Man Michael). The pillar remains in good condition, but with no cap or plug, and yes the two Allen screws are still there, and all four sight-holes are closed.


Good condition 2015-04-12 14:45 - TP0454 (Upper Kinfauns)

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

Easily found thanks to yesterday's gardening courtesy of 'trigging on an island'. Thanks!


Good condition 2015-04-09 14:30 - TP0676 (Kellie Law)

FB Number: S1611   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely day on the Fife coast visiting Pittenweem, Kellie Castle, and of course Kellie Law where just below the summit, out of the chill breeze, we enjoyed a picturesque picnic. Pillar in good shape, cap in place with shallow lettering, and all sight-holes open. But no cairn here now: appears to have been dismantled.


Good condition 2015-04-04 13:15 - TP3958 (Hobshill)

FB Number: S6808   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Nice easy one (after Kempstone Hill earlier) perched on its grassy bank: cap remains in place with deep indented lettering and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-04-04 12:30 - TP4928 (Moss Farm)

FB Number: S6816   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Had to climb over the full barbed wire fence to view the FB number and clip away at some pesky gorse on the paddock side. Luckily no one around. Cap in place with deep lettering, and one s/h open. Continuing on my merry way to Balmoor (Peterhead 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic) collecting a few trigs along the way.


Good condition 2015-04-04 11:30 - TP4160 (Kempstone Hill)

FB Number: S5782   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was a tricky one, but once I'd entered the gorse jungle I was determined not to leave until I'd found the pillar, (could still be there now!) and Lady Luck was with me for I found it within ten minutes. This pillar is completely camouflaged within its gorse den, and it was with some difficulty that I was able to clear a way through: no cap and one sight-hole open, with the FB number covered in lichen (now removed and clear, ready for the next visitor - hopefully not another nine years.)


Good condition 2015-04-01 14:15 - TP2538 (Cran Hill)

FB Number: S5787   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Over the railway bridge and parked at farm gate (plenty of space) & took the track up to the top of Cran Hill where the pillar is nicely set within gorse bushes with the sea beyond. Pillar in good condition, cap remains in place with stamped lettering, and all sight-holes open.


Good condition 2015-04-01 12:15 - TP2238 (Clochandighter)

FB Number: S5788   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lots of new-build hereabouts with a massive industrial estate (Badentoy Park) and housing nearby encroaching towards this iconic triggers' hill. Should this have been allowed to happen?! But I enjoyed the stroll and the views. Pillar fine, open cap, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-04-01 10:45 - TP5466 (Pittengardner)

FB Number: S5492   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2015-04-01 10:15 - TP7124 (Laurencekirk)

FB Number: S5701   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Pillar remains in good condition, cap in place with shallow lettering, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-03-28 14:30 - TP15610 (Forfar West Church Spire)

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

Sadly always locked whenever I am in Forfar Town, but again I walked up to admire the exterior of the building. Then to see Forfar four (yes!) Stirling Albion nil. Great afternoon at Station Park.


Good condition 2015-03-25 14:15 - TP1370 (Binn Hill)

FB Number: S5923   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked someway up the busy lorry road, and then over the hill climbing/scrambling through five gates/fences to reach this one. Slight crack above FB number, but otherwise ok, cap remains in place with deep indented lettering, and one sight-hole open. Fine view towards Loch Leven, but this is a necessarily noisy and malodorous place.


Good condition 2015-03-24 12:00 - TP15552 (Lochee West Church Spire)

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


Good condition 2015-03-22 15:15 - TP10418 (Lancaster Cathedral Spire)

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

Wandering back down from the Ashton Memorial, visited this fine piece of Victoriana (although it looks Victorian, it is in fact an eighteenth century building.)


Good condition 2015-03-22 14:45 - TP8028 (Ashton Memorial)

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

Enjoyable visit to this 106 year old building. Rather Hawksmoor-like in parts,I thought.


Good condition 2015-03-19 14:15 - TP0311 (Down Barn Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Ummmm, my first cut. How to musically celebrate this driving back down the M27? Perhaps Cat Steven's 'The First Cut Is The Deepest' or 'Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal' by Dr Strangely Strange.


Good condition 2015-03-16 14:15 - TP2021 (Castle Ditches)

FB Number: S2221   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Castle Ditches is another superb Wiltshire Iron Age hillfort of nearly 25 acres with entrances to the east and west overlooking the Nadder valley. I climbed up from a northwards direction, the hill's flanks covered in bluebell greenery (will be at its spring best in a few weeks time) counting three ditches as I did so. Pillar fine, original cap in place & one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-03-16 12:15 - TP5549 (Pyt House)

FB Number: S2222   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On public transport today (bus and train) to Tisbury where despite the forecast of dry weather it rained (& rained). But what matter? Enjoyable walk through fields and quiet lanes from the station to reach this pillar set on its concrete plinth: no cap, and now one sight-hole open. Next, by a roundabout route, to Castle Ditches..........


Good condition 2015-03-07 13:30 - TP0539 (Great Bedwyn)

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

A pillar (Terrace Hill), an intersected station (St Katharine's Church, Savernake) and finally this FBM made my morning's walk full of variety (plus the remains of two railway stations.) Later a satisfying 3-0 win for the Town v Notts County capped the day.


Good condition 2015-03-07 12:45 - TP20978 (St Katherines Church Spire)

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

St Katharine's is a huge Victorian church set in a sparsely populated area. It's slender broach-spire sits atop the south tower. Inside I enjoyed the stone screens & tracery which divides the transepts from the nave. Much jolly carving of foliage abounds. It's well maintained and cared for, but how is it possible in these financially straitened times?


Good condition 2015-03-07 12:15 - TP6339 (Terrace Hill)

FB Number: S1911   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine view of Martinsell Hill from here - pillar ok, all 4 sight-holes open & asphalt cap. Earlier, just down the road from here I re-visited the remains of two railway stations: Savernake Low Level (only rubble & some rusting old rails) & Savernake High Level (platforms remain in place & original station has been incorporated into a large residence.) Incredible to think that this quiet country backwater once had two substantial stations.


Good condition 2015-02-28 12:30 - TP24203 (Hammersmith Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Paul's Church was built of pink Mansfield stone in the 1880's and is distinctive for its fine north-east tower and narrow lancet windows: no flag flying today. Here on my annual visit to Craven Cottage to support my late father's team, and what a superb win against the Championship's top team: Fulham 2-0 Derby County. Great day beside the Thames.


Slightly damaged 2015-02-26 15:15 - TP1087 (Battlesbury Hill)

FB Number: S2174   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Superb multi-vallate Iron Age hillfort of 25 acres with main entrances to the north-west and east. Lots of Army activity up here (although I was on the right side of the red flags) with soldiers running hither & thither. Grand views, particularly that of Cley Hill. Enjoyed this one; back down the hill to Warminster crossing the railway bridge (how many times have I passed under this bridge over the years?) - first time today in crossing over it. The pillar has some slight cracking to the right of the FB, and one corner is chipped, no cap, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-02-26 13:30 - TP4019 (Horningsham)

FB Number: S2184   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

No cap (plug screws still in place), one sight-hole open (F/B side), all's well.


Good condition 2015-02-21 12:45 - TP5558 (Queenlains Farm)

FB Number: S6234   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy find this and no change since recent reports, but forgot to look for the 2 pence piece! So annoyed with myself; it would have helped with the cost of STFC v Crawley Town ( a stunning self-inflicted 1-2 defeat.) Also visited St Mary Magdalene's Church at nearby South Marston, but my prayers obviously went unanswered!


Good condition 2015-02-17 12:30 - TP13078 (St Peters Church Spire)

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

A sumptuous piece of Victorian High Gothic architecture (architect G.E. Street). The tower was begun in 1869, and when the spire was added in 1879 the church was complete. In the churchyard lies Mary Shelley, supposedly with Shelley's heart laid beside her. (Isn't that rather gruesome?)


Good condition 2015-02-13 19:30 - TP13120 (St Edmunds Church Tower Centre)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Here tonight to see Martin & Eliza Carthy at one of my favourite venues. Was here on the opening night in 1975 when it was briefly the St Edmund's Arts Centre, and have returned regularly over the years. A superb perpendicular church building (although the tower was rebuilt in 1653/5) and I have always particularly loved the windows. Wonderful gig: enjoyed the songs of Hamish Henderson, Michael Marra, & Nick Drake's mum!


Moved 2015-02-10 13:30 - TP6593 (Trow Down)

FB Number: S2600   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

From White Sheet Hill to the Ox Drove to find the moved pillar on Trow Down. By this time in the afternoon the mistiness had increased significantly, and as I approached the pillar it loomed rather spectrally out of the wintry gloom - wonderful. Taller than most with its whole base exposed, it remains in good condition, cap in place & one sight-hole open. En route to here passed by the spectacular Norrington Manor, a fascinating hidden architectural gem.


Good condition 2015-02-10 11:45 - TP6899 (White Sheet Hill)

FB Number: S2223   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine rolling countryside to be seen along the old ox drove (despite the hazy mistiness of the day) as you approach this trig. Pillar fine, no cap but asphalt filled, and one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2015-02-10 10:45 - TP6271 (Sutton Down)

FB Number: S2211   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a three-trig walk from Alvediston where I visited the church of St Mary's on the way up to Sutton Down. In the churchyard lies another former prime minister who got it badly wrong: Eden/Suez and now Blair/Iraq. Well, the keen breeze swirling around the pillar soon banished those depressing thoughts. In good condition with cap intact and one sight-hole open. And now for White Sheet Hill.......


Good condition 2015-02-07 13:45 - TP9404 (Swindon Town Hall Cupola)

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

Walked down Eastcott Hill from Old Town to the County Ground, and was disappointed to see two fine old pubs (Duke Of Wellington & The George) now closed for ever, the latter originally a farmhouse ( before Brunel & 'New Swindon'). The Town Hall was built in 1889/91 in a vaguely 17th century Dutch style according to Pevsner. I like the modern library attached to this Victorian building; unusually this mix of old & new seems to work.


Good condition 2015-02-07 11:55 - TP2368 (Combe Farm Resr)

FB Number: S2405   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A perfect winter silence up here on this frosty morning, even the crows were muted: you could hear a twig drop. A misty haze enveloped the land, and snowdrops (those welcome harbingers of Spring) sprinkled the hedgerows, and Axford churchyard. The pillar's fine: cap remains in place with indented lettering, and just the one sight-hole open. Back down the track a pair of swans glided languidly on the Kennet and all seemed to be well with the world (if only). Later, a fine win (Swindon Town 2-0 Barnsley) means that there's a very real danger of promotion. A fine trigging/football day.


Good condition 2015-01-22 13:15 - TP2045 (Cat Law)

FB Number: S6963   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Last Saturday I went to watch Kirriemuir Thistle only to find that the match was postponed (frozen pitch). Instead I decided to climb what I thought was Cat Law (forgotten my map), but this was bad guesswork, because I climbed Long Goat which was fun, but no trigpoint. So today I made amends and climbed the wonderful, wintry, snowy landscape which was definitely Cat Law. Saw a surprised white hare in glorious close-up near the summit which was covered in dense mist. Managed to locate the pillar: ice-enshrouded, open cap, all four sight-holes closed. Such an enjoyable winter's walk.


Toppled 2015-01-07 13:15 - TP2390 (Cookston West)

FB Number: S7125   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Walked through the farm and past three cottages to reach the track; no one around on such a dreich, dank, dripping sort of day - a perfect day therefore for a little trigpointing. Flush bracket remains visible; likewise the cap, one sight-hole open (another hidden).


Slightly damaged 2015-01-06 13:15 - TP4606 (Maggie Duncans Hill)

FB Number: S3205   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Another stop en route to the Falkirk Stadium. Parked at head of muddy track (off the A907) to easily locate this pillar which has damage to one corner where its encasing has crumbled away. Asphalt cap; all sight-holes open. Then off to the match, my mud-splattered cords giving me that oh so cool vagabond look. And who was Maggie Duncan?


Good condition 2015-01-03 11:30 - TP2680 (Cult Hill)

FB Number: S3208   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Paused here on the way to Falkirk 1-0 Alloa Athletic. Parked on ice just inside the road junction to Cleish, and then a quick, squelchy walk across two fields and on up to the hill. Brilliant clear frosty morning, so magnificent nearby views of the Ochils. Pillar fine, cap in place, two sight-holes open & one half open.


Good condition 2014-12-25 10:00 - TP12640 (Tolbooth Steeple)

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

The town's landmark, this six storey tower was built in 1762 by public subscription. Has a fish-scaled slated spire (and why not?)


Good condition 2014-12-19 16:58 - TP11716 (Congregational Church Spire)

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

Built in 1897/8 as the Avenue Congregational Church of red brick with stone dressings. Short west tower with small shingled spire. Walked around here whilst waiting for all four tyres on my car to be replaced in readiness for my imminent trip to Scotland.


Good condition 2014-12-16 18:10 - TP11717 (Freemantle Church Spire)

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

This is a fine handsome church of 1865/6 (architect William White) with the spire completed later in 1875. Internally,it's like a huge warm red-bricked barn full of charm and atmosphere. I've attended many concerts here over the years: mostly the Conchord Singers (Southampton CND), but tonight it was to a gathering in the next door Waterloo Arms an equally warm building for a pint (or two).


Good condition 2014-12-13 15:15 - TP3266 (Frome Reservoir)

FB Number: S2488   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

All quiet here on a Saturday afternoon with everything locked up. Therefore climbed over the main gate, then a second gate and up onto the reservoir. (Both easy climbs.) No one around. Must be difficult to access during working hours. Pillar in good condition, no cap or filling, and one sight-hole open (on the FB side.)


Good condition 2014-12-08 11:15 - TP10319 (Salisbury Cathedral Spire)

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

I know this superb building very well having lived in Salisbury and visited it countless times, often for concerts and to view the Magna Carta on display in the Chapter House. Always a pleasure to return here just simply to walk around the ancient streets & admire the architecture (was definitely NOT Christmas shopping!) Many happy memories of living and working in Salisbury.


Good condition 2014-12-04 10:45 - TP21027 (Millbrook Church Spire)

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

Holy Trinity is a fine Victorian church (1880, architect: Henry Woodyer) which replaced the mediaeval church the graveyard of which remains in place about a quarter of a mile away. Love the seven-light east window & the baldacchino (you don't see many of those in suburban churches). These intersected stations: ten a penny eh? But if they happen to be beautiful buildings, I'll be there.


Good condition 2014-12-03 09:30 - TP7899 (Southampton)

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

I liked the modern architecture of this building especially the red brick shielding walls, and the giant trigpoint pillar which forms the war memorial. Appropriately, this is my first active station. My only disappointment is that there's no shop on-site (as at Romsey Road) so no more half-price maps for me!


Good condition 2014-11-30 11:15 - TP5778 (Ryders Hill)

FB Number: S1740   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Walked up from Lud Gate past the Snowdon cairns where we inadvertently disturbed a meditating woman, and as we approached Ryder's Hill seven Dartmoor ponies came cantering across us: a thrilling sight. From the top we could see Eastern White Barrow to the south and Dartmoor Prison to the north and a whole list of other landmarks on this superb last day of November. Pillar & Petre's Bound Stone remain in good condition. Thence to the Tradesman's Arms, Scorriton for a family gathering. The day couldn't be bettered.


Good condition 2014-11-18 15:30 - TP0354 (Selsey Bill)

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

Fine stroll from Church Norton down by the seaside to find this rivet. Such a peaceful uplifting scene here today - just love the lifeboat station set on its own pier - and the gentle sea breeze was invigorating. All in contrast to those so frequent floodings we see on the news on this storm tossed beach-line most winters. Here's hoping for a flood-free season for the people of Selsey.


Slightly damaged 2014-11-18 13:15 - TP0355 (Selsey)

FB Number: S4221   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Just had to revisit the old chancel of Church Norton once again in its delightfully secluded setting next to Pagham Harbour, then a return to pillar s4221 which seems to have sunk somewhat since my last visit in 2000.


Slightly damaged 2014-11-18 11:45 - TP3013 (Easton Farm)

FB Number: S4018   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Approached this one from the north coming off the footpath from Almodington. Much to my surprise I startled a herd of red deer (about 14 or 15 of them) on the other side of the hedge. I didn't expect to see them on such an open, flat landscape. No change to pillar since recent reports. Could see the spire of Chichester Cathedral, and above the South Downs was a wonderful cloud formation held in a spectacular bright white light. What with the deer and the natural light show, this was quite an unexpected magical visit.


Good condition 2014-11-05 16:45 - TP2516 (Craigie Hill)

FB Number: S4794   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The light was fading in the late afternoon so no golfers around. Parked in front of the locked gates to the Drumoig Turf Management Co., up through the yard and up the track to the golf course. Pillar good, cap in place, one sight-hole open.


Good condition 2014-11-05 15:45 - TP4579 (Lucklaw Hill)

FB Number: S4791   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the wide Quarry Road, and climbed the hill from the village of Lucklawhill. The pillar, which is just below a cairn of loose stones, has its cap intact with shallow lettering & one sight-hole open. Plentiful splendid all round views including to the north Dundee & the Firth Of Tay, and to the south the Firth Of Forth.


Good condition 2014-11-04 11:30 - TP12638 (St Pauls Church Spire)

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

St Paul's Church closed in 1986 and is now in a miserable dilapidated state - it seems inevitable that demolition will be its fate. Built in 1806/7 in a hybrid gothic-classical style, this once must have been a fine sight set as it is at one end of Perth's High Street. Shame: an unusual & interesting architectural loss.


Good condition 2014-11-01 13:00 - TP2314 (Cocklerue Hill)

FB Number: S9653   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On way to Linlithgow Rose 0-2 Raith Rovers (sadly no giant killing today, but a valiant performance from the underdogs) - lovely little ground too, with a hedge and a hill, and an appreciative big crowd. The pillar is finely set overlooking the town; open cap which today was filled with a bunch of flowers.


Good condition 2014-10-29 11:15 - TP2503 (Craig Rossie)

FB Number: S6161   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Grand walk along the old quarry track. Visited the hillfort of Ben Effrey, then on up to Craig Rossie. The pillar remains in good condition , asphalt-filled cap, all sight holes closed, and a graffiti-etched spider.


Good condition 2014-10-24 12:15 - TP5462 (Pitforthie)

FB Number: S5752   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

En route to visit the nearby House Of Dun, and made a quick detour to easily find this trig. Pillar fine with cap in place but with no lettering.


Good condition 2014-10-22 16:30 - TP11899 (St Magdalenes Hill Mast)

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

Quick jog over from Moncreiffe Hill; again loads of dog walkers. Another fine location; good views over to Kinnoull Hill, and much of interest historically.


Good condition 2014-10-22 15:30 - TP4881 (Moncreiffe Hill)

FB Number: S5924   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This area is managed by the Woodland Trust, but seems to be a magnet for dog walkers. Tip-toed through the many dog walkers and their generous dog droppings; noted a number of those plastic doggie-do bags by the wayside & hanging on trees. Fortunately, none of the dog walkers had walked to the top so had the two wonderful hillforts to myself. Pillar fine, asphalt filled cap with one sight hole open.


Good condition 2014-10-20 16:30 - TP2682 (Culteuchar Hill)

FB Number: S6093   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached this one from the Ecclesiamagirdle House direction (what a fabulous name!) - a beautiful little walk with a steep ascent and a hillfort to explore. The pillar is fine with its cap in place & indented lettering; one sight hole open.


Good condition 2014-10-12 14:30 - TP2018 (Castlandhill Reservoir)

FB Number: S3239   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Called here en route to Livingston 1-1 Stranraer (Livi won on penalties). I received a penalty in the form of traffic chaos at the Forth Road Bridge after the match - nearly two hours to drive three miles. Remained calm buoyed by memories of the beautiful game, and the conquest of pillar no: s3239 which entailed a 'Fosbury Flop' over the reservoir fence to reach the prize. Cap in place, one sight hole open.


Good condition 2014-10-11 15:30 - TP8289 (White Caterthun)

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

Splendid location with a couple of sensational Iron Age Forts to explore. From White Caterthun could see the Montrose lighthouse glinting in the sunlight.


Good condition 2014-10-11 14:45 - TP1475 (Blair Muir)

FB Number: S5778   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy roadside get. Cap in place with stamped lettering & all four sight holes open, the FB faces roadward next to an inevitable barbed wire fence.


Good condition 2014-10-11 13:40 - TP3169 (Findowrie)

FB Number: S5864   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

An easy find this just off the quiet Barrelwell road with the old Forfar to Brechin railway slightly to the north. The pillar is set between a field boundary on the northern side of the road; cap in place with two sight holes open, the other two hidden & no tools with me to dig around. There remains some kind of flower memorial here in front of the FB plate within the tufty grass.


Slightly damaged 2014-10-11 13:00 - TP4617 (Maisondieu)

FB Number: S5904   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

This was close to Brechin High School where there are extensive building works going on. The pillar is set on a piece of scrubby grassland just a few hundred yards from the A90, and very close to the former Forfar to Brechin railway, part of which is now a footpath running behind the school. All sight holes closed; no cap.


Good condition 2014-10-08 11:15 - TP12639 (Perth Cathedral Spire)

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

This is St Ninian's, the first cathedral to be built in Scotland following the Reformation. Ornate Victorian interior with a rood screen and baldacchino. The spire is a slight, slender thing (rather like myself).


Good condition 2014-10-05 16:00 - TP3514 (Greystoke Park)

FB Number: S6953   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On my regular long drive from Southampton to Perthshire listening to the Saints surprising 1-0 defeat on the car radio. Needed to clear my head after this shattering news, so a shortish drive from the M6, and soon I was striding in the fresh air to reach trig S6953 nicely positioned on a tussocky hillock. Slight cracking to the fabric; concrete filled cap.


Remains 2014-10-03 11:30 - TP12504 (Eling Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

St Mary's is a many gabled building, full of interest internally & externally, (two memorials by Rysbrack), and is well known to me. Can't ever recall seeing a flag flying from the tower. Nearby at Eling Old Rectory Court is bench mark G4543. Strolled across the tide mill bridge to visit my sadly missed father in Eling cemetery on this, his birthday.


Good condition 2014-09-23 15:30 - TP3240 (Fosbury Camp)

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

Pillar set in an area of succulent blackberries next to a flint covered field - unsurprisingly there are plenty of brick & flint cottages hereabouts with the George pub in nearby Vernham Dean a prime example. The nearby Iron Age hill-fort is of 26 acres, with a significant area of Celtic fields on the flanks of Hippenscombe. Last of four shortish trig walks today.


Good condition 2014-09-23 14:30 - TP1535 (Botley Down)

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

Farmer & tractor traversing the field at regular intervals so timed my quick visit accordingly: pillar in good condition with its metal cap in place with wide raised lettering, all sight holes just about open. Back through the barbed wire fence and into the copse when I fell into a 'gardenful' of stinging nettles. My discomfort was greatly helped by the nearby sight of a pair of majestic red kites who stayed with me as I plodded back down the track.


Good condition 2014-09-23 12:15 - TP4841 (Milton Hill)

FB Number: S1906   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Red-patched pillar, open cap with all sight holes open. No views within the woods, but just a short jog northwards there is a lovely vista as appreciated by William Cobbett on the 28th August 1826 during one of his rural rides when he sat on his horse 'for half an hour' admiring the scene, ' though I had not breakfasted'! Not much has changed since his time, except for the ubiquitous pylons. Also visited the nearby Giant's Grave Long Barrow.


Good condition 2014-09-23 10:30 - TP4683 (Martinsell)

FB Number: S1500   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Martinsell is the most beautiful of hills, and looked its autumnal best today. Its presence dominates the Pewsey Vale, and for me it is the crowning glory of the Marlborough Downs. Agree with Griefmiester that this pillar is fatter than the average! Covered in lichen, open cap, & all sight holes open.


Good condition 2014-09-09 12:45 - TP6291 (Swyre Head)

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

My third pillar today on this circular walk from Corfe Castle, and it remains in good condition with cap in place, and just the eastern sight hole open. Wonderful September day with the hedgerows full of scrummy blackberries (my musical accompaniment on the drive home just had to include Hermann Hesse/Richard Strauss's September as sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf) - perfect end to a perfect day.


Good condition 2014-09-09 11:00 - TP2580 (Creech Barrow)

FB Number: S2588   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Good all round views from up here including towards poignant Tyneham village 'temporarily' taken over by the Army, but never returned to the villagers. Could hear the guns blazing away today. Lots of lizards darting around (or 'efts' as Thomas Hardy called them.) Pillar in good condition, no cap in place & all four sight holes open.


Good condition 2014-09-09 10:15 - TP4305 (Knowle Hill)

FB Number: S2580   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

So good to be back on the Isle Of Purbeck on such a glorious September day. The pillar is fine with an asphalt cap & all four sight holes open. Looking back towards the magnificent setting of Corfe Castle, I was gratified to see & hear the tell-tale signs of a chuffing, puffing steam engine as evidenced by the trailing plume of white smoke. (Swanage Railway.)


Slightly damaged 2014-08-11 12:30 - TP5377 (Penistone Hill)

FB Number: 11900   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

By steam train from Keighley to Haworth to visit the home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne, something I've wanted to do for a very long time. What literary heroines all three were/are - their story never ceases to amaze me. Naturally, just had to walk up on to the moors in Emily's footsteps. The weather today was wild, windy & rain-gusted - you could perhaps say 'wuthering'. No one up here today (not even Kate Bush). And then the bonus of a trigpoint. Returned to Haworth to the Black Bull where Branwell used to drink. Great literary, trigging, & railway day.


Good condition 2014-08-02 13:00 - TP9564 (Victoria Tower)

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

Fine Italianate tower; also nearby is perhaps Greenock's best building - the Customs House. Braved the lashing rain to view both. Then took shelter in the James Watt pub, before taking another soaking to get to Cappielow to watch Morton 2-1 Berwick Rangers from the comfort of the Cowshed. A local told me that Greenock is the second rainiest town in Scotland (after Fort William) and I verily believe him!


Good condition 2014-07-29 14:00 - TP6829 (Wester Cockairney)

FB Number: S3200   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walking around the wheatfields to reach this trig I could see Loch Leven Castle & Island below and naturally thought of the captive Mary whilst hearing Sandy Denny's beautiful haunting song Fotheringay in my head. Lovely views, with wonderful musical soundtrack! Pillar: cap in place, shallow lettering, and three sight holes open. Enjoyable visit.


Good condition 2014-07-29 12:30 - TP6454 (Thornton)

FB Number: S3166   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Tried to find this pillar last year (July 2013) but time was limited (en route to Edinburgh Airport) and the 'jungle' was pretty nigh impenetrable; also I was inappropriately dressed for such an expedition. Today, dressed for combat, I was bemused to see that much of the felled trees and debris has been cleared making this visit much easier. It remains an ugly pot-holed wasteland, but thankfully the pillar has survived thus far, albeit a long tree trunk lies across the FB side ( the number is still visible) - asphalt cap and one sight hole open.


Good condition 2014-07-29 10:30 - TP3863 (Hill Of Beath)

FB Number: S3169   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As I strolled up the Hill Of Beath I glanced over to the north-east hoping for a glimpse of Central Park home of the famed 'Blue Brazil', but to my intense disappointment couldn't quite see it, so had to amuse myself with alternative views. Pillar fine with open cap next to a square stone creation.


Good condition 2014-07-26 10:45 - TP2926 (Dunnichen Hill)

FB Number: S4479   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from the East Mains Of Dunnichen direction, over a farm gate in the narrow lane, up into the wooded hill which is above the pillar set in a field below. Trig in good condition, cap in place with indented lettering, and one sight hole open.


Damaged 2014-07-22 09:50 - TP4936 (Mount Blair)

FB Number: S7056   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Up here from Blacklunans then over the top to descend to find the road to Cray where the fine little church of the 1840's is sadly boarded up. The pillar remains cracked all round at the FB level; one sight hole open, and no cap. Fantastic views : could easily see Ben Nevis and Schiehallion among the 40 Munros visible today. Unfortunately, there was a powerfully strong smell of chemical spray presumably blown up here on the breeze from the farms below. Let's hear it for organic farming!


Good condition 2014-07-10 14:30 - TP5940 (Sheriffs Park)

FB Number: 10416   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On my regular long drive from Southampton to Perthshire so it was a welcome relief to get off the M6 to visit Shap, then seek out this pillar for an easy 'get'. Near wall in a bunch of stinging nettles, under the pylons.


Good condition 2014-07-07 16:00 - TP7066 (Woolsbarrow Camp)

FB Number: S6076   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I love Iron Age Forts and this, my first visit to Woolsbarrow, was enhanced by a singing yellowhammer who was perched atop of the pillar as I approached. I waited for a full five minutes enjoying the performance before it eventually flew off. This is a very small fort of just over two acres with a single bank and ditch, with fine all round views across the brilliantly purple heather - I noted Charborough Tower to the north.


Good condition 2014-07-07 13:15 - TP3411 (Gore Heath)

FB Number: S2541   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I liked this unusual green pillar and the fact that it is in the care of the Martin family. Also their plea to respect this area 'as the home of nature's little creatures' is wonderful. I don't know how they managed to adopt this pillar, but well done the Martin family!


Good condition 2014-07-07 11:30 - TP3184 (Fitzworth Farm)

FB Number: S2570   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Such an interesting area - walked from Wytch Farm after phoning for permission to visit. Lots of oil well activity hereabouts with 'nodding donkeys' in full nod. Strange to think that Wytch Farm is the largest onshore oilfield in Western Europe and in such an area of outstanding beauty. Near to Vitower House I noticed a wreath attached to a tree remembering 9 US airmen killed here on D-day when their plane crashed into the woods. They'd run out of fuel. On my return, near this memorial, I was privileged to see a Cream-Spot Tiger Moth in beautiful colourful close up basking in the sun. Also saw all three woodpecker species during this visit. What a wonderful 'nature reserve' this is. Pillar fine; no change since recent reports.


Good condition 2014-06-30 15:30 - TP0353 (South Hayling)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

On return from walking in Sussex I wanted to visit St Peter's Church (fine Early English architecture) in North Hayling. Then decided to go to the seaside to find this riveting rivet - enjoyed the sea air though.


Good condition 2014-06-30 12:15 - TP3576 (Halnaker Hill)

FB Number: S4110   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This is a wonderful hill-top site. Shame that the mill is fenced off for 'safety reasons' - a local woman told me that it was closed to the public because someone had camped up here and lit a fire. A splendid building such as this should surely not be spoiled by ugly fencing and warning notices. Nearby are the remains of four High Frequency Direction Finding stations or 'Huff-Duffs' from WW II as explained to me by an enthusiast who was up here taking photographs of them. They used to contain three-storey wooden towers and the RAF personnel had a method of determining the position of aircraft. And the pillar? Tucked away in a nearby hedge; no change since recent reports.


Good condition 2014-06-30 11:15 - TP5229 (Oldwick Farm)

FB Number: S4053   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The pillar was completely hidden from view from the field edge, so nipped over the nearby gate and into Oldwick Copse, through the trees to easily find it nestling against the fence. Clambered over the barbed wire fences and cleared an opening into the field. This clearing will presumably be quickly overgrown again at this time of the year, so fellow trigpointers you've probably got about a week for an easy trouble-free visit! Cleared all the ivy from the pillar, but we know that Mother Nature is waiting to reclaim it.


Good condition 2014-06-23 17:00 - TP2594 (Crockers Pit)

FB Number: S2494   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Caught the bus from Newport (the sun was getting to me by now) hopped off, scurried across the stubby field to find pillar s2494, then back to the bus-stop to catch the next bus to Cowes. All well with the trig, & no change since recent comments.


Good condition 2014-06-23 16:00 - TP4800 (Middle Down)

FB Number: S2416   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bad decision to walk along the Carisbrooke to Calbourne road to get to this pillar. Didn't realise that it would be so busy. Sensibly took the footpath via Alvington Manor Farm to return to the welcoming Waverley pub in Carisbrooke for a thirst- quenching lemonade. Pillar fine with its cap in place and all sight holes open. Good views across to the mainland, with Portsmouth's Pinnacle Tower prominent.


Good condition 2014-06-23 14:30 - TP4432 (Lion Field)

FB Number: S2481   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Lots of urban walking to get here in the searing sun, via Cowes, Gurnard, Northwood & Newport. Pillar partially hidden in a hedge: plastic cap, & one sight hole open. Appropriately re-reading Laurie Lee's 'As I Walked Out One Midsummer's Morning' - my walking journal is not quite in his league though.


Good condition 2014-06-23 13:00 - TP1653 (Broadfields Farm)

FB Number: S2491   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Found with a little difficulty; already mostly covered by under/overgrowth despite recent visits. My legs were scratched & bloodied; not a good choice to wear shorts! No one around - I entered the waste ground via a gate on the Seaflex premises.


Good condition 2014-06-23 11:45 - TP7364 (Gurnard)

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

Off the hydrofoil at Cowes and a walk along the 'prom, prom, prom' to find this bolt just inside the Gurnard boundary. Lots of (mostly) urban walking today: now off to find the Broadfields Farm pillar.


Good condition 2014-06-17 13:30 - TP3682 (Hawley)

FB Number: S5556   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this one from the north-east through the woods from the Blackwater & Hawley Leisure Centre also home to Hawley FC. Amazingly for me I'd glanced at the map this morning, (then forgotten to take the map with me) but somehow walked through the maze of footpaths and some dense woodland to instantly find the trig. I surprise myself sometimes. Pillar fine but for slight chipping on top corners, asphalt cap, all sight holes blocked.


Good condition 2014-06-09 14:45 - TP2813 (Douai)

FB Number: S5545   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the grounds of Douai Abbey and a few yards away is the pillar within a hedge and next to a finely constructed rustic wooden fence. Cap in place, one sight hole open, two closed, and the other reclaimed by Nature!


Good condition 2014-06-09 13:00 - TP9137 (Aldermaston Belfry)

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

Noted guarded entrance and 'private property' signs, so entered the grounds by way of St Mary's Churchyard. Strolled boldly around getting good views of Aldermaston Court, and fortunately was not apprehended by anyone. (Probably looked like one of the gardeners!)


Good condition 2014-06-09 12:45 - TP9731 (Brimpton Church Spire)

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

Completed in 1872 by the same architect (John Johnson) as nearby Midgham Church, therefore quite a few similarities; again enjoyed the piers of polished granite, also the Decorated style within. Fine broach spire. The tower is a brick one of 1748, faced with flint, that hard mineral so beloved of Hampshire builders (well, Brimpton is only a few hundred yards into Berkshire.)


Good condition 2014-06-09 12:00 - TP9728 (Midgham Church Spire)

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

Spotted St Matthew's spire years ago when walking the Kennet & Avon Canal, and promised myself I'd return someday to visit this pleasing Victorian church. Those much maligned Victorian restorers could produce some sumptuous churches when building from scratch, and St Matthew's is one of them; loved the beautifully polished granite piers, especially the exceedingly fat one which helps to support the tower. Very enjoyable visit.


Good condition 2014-06-09 11:30 - TP5303 (Park Farm)

FB Number: S4847   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Surprisingly good views up here - the prospects didn't seem too promising as I inadvertently got a shoeful of boggy water with my first step into the field, and the quick trudge to the top gave no hint of the fine scenery hidden below on the Berkshire/Hampshire border.


Good condition 2014-05-29 10:15 - TP2916 (Dunfallandy Hill)

FB Number: S9407   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fine walk up on trackways and then through long grass, heather and bogs to reach pillar which remains in good condition with its cap in place and one sight hole open (the west one I think: no compass.) Lichen covers the lower few inches of the pillar. One of those OS warning notices re: potential damage dated July 1999 on FB side. Lots of deer strutting their stuff up here.


Good condition 2014-05-19 15:15 - TP5947 (Shilling Stone Hill)

FB Number: S6025   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached this via the steep climb up from Shillingstone House direction. Had just visited the impressively restored Shillingstone Station complete with its signals, signal box, newly laid rails with carriage, and platforms: great stuff! And what superb views of Hambledon Hill from the old railway station.


Good condition 2014-05-19 13:45 - TP14781 (Child Okeford Church Tower Flagstaff)

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

A flagless flagstaff today. Within St Nicholas's Church I discovered that the huge visitor's book was first signed on Trinity Sunday 1939, which made some of the wartime entries seem rather poignant. Also the composer John Tavener lived in Childe Okeford until his death last November: a perfect reason to play his 'The Protecting Veil' later during the homeward drive.


Good condition 2014-05-19 12:45 - TP3583 (Hambledon Hill)

FB Number: S5901   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Used to visit here regularly when I lived in Salisbury years ago, so a welcome return to at last log this pillar. Fabulous Neolithic, Iron Age & Romano-British earthworks in and around Hambledon Hill, with spectacular Dorset scenery. On a circular walk from Shillingstone.


Good condition 2014-05-18 12:30 - TP12617 (Winchester Cathedral Tower Centre)

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

Meeting old friends for lunch in Winchester - nipped into the cathedral (via my secret door) to once again view Anthony Gormley's Sound II, the magnificent Tournai font (Hampshire has four of the nation's seven), & Dear Sweet Jane's final resting place, amongst many other things. No flag flying today.


Good condition 2014-05-15 09:30 - TP2173 (Church Farm)

FB Number: S4016   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

In the area briefly (collecting someone from Chichester) so short diversion for this easy 'get' on lovely Spring morning.


Good condition 2014-05-13 15:15 - TP6228 (Strides Row)

FB Number: S2631   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

On a roundabout walk from Plaitford Church to Melchet Court then across to Whiteparish. Met an archer in the woods complete with longbow (now THAT is a first! Funny, because I've just read a book about the Battle Of Towton, and how devastating the longbows were.) Hadn't planned to visit this trig, but realising it was in the vicinity made a diversion. Hmmm, this was tricky. Unknowingly, made the same approach as mickandshane did all those years ago. Got to the fence of the paddock - all quiet. Quick 'up & over' to pillar. The friendly horse there seemed pleased to see me. No change to pillar's condition since Jonglew's report below.


Good condition 2014-05-10 14:45 - TP12566 (Ringwood Priory Tower Flagstaff)

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

Trying to find traces of the former Ringwood Railway Station of which very little, excepting the wonderful Railway Inn (fine pint of Ringwood Best in the Lounge Bar) which is positioned virtually opposite the long gone station. Wandered into the town to re-visit St Peter & St Paul, and again appreciated the lancet windows of the chancel.


Good condition 2014-05-05 12:45 - TP9414 (Town Hall Cupola)

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

Bridport is a favourite town of mine which I've visited many times over the years. The Town Hall was built in 1785/6, and the cupola & clock were added some 20 years later. Bridport has a rope-making tradition but you wouldn't want to be stabbed by a Bridport dagger! Much better to buy a (bright green coloured) skipping rope for my daughter I decided.


Good condition 2014-05-04 16:30 - TP10320 (Modbury Church Spire)

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

Following our Scobbiscombe walk, called into St George's Church during a Pevsner 'perambulation' of Modbury, which has a fine variety of architectural styles. As Pevsner states: 'Quite a remarkable church, above the town, the characteristic silhouette of its steeple visible from far afield.' Now back to the wonderful Exeter Inn in Church Street (originally licensed in 1563) to complete a perfect day.


Good condition 2014-05-04 13:30 - TP5845 (Scobbiscombe)

FB Number: 3399   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Superb walk across lush green fields, through gorgeous bluebell woods and along the coast path (great views across to Burgh Island) to find this pillar set prominently in the fields next to a flat concrete covered reservoir. Part of this walk was a fund raising exercise organised by Scobbiscombe House for cystic fibrosis where we ended up enjoying ploughman's lunches.


Good condition 2014-05-03 14:45 - TP2367 (Combe Beacon)

FB Number: S3741   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Paused awhile in the fine town of Ilminster on our journey westwards, then a quick diversion from the A303 to find this, my first Somersetshire pillar.


Destroyed 2014-05-03 13:05 - TP3586 (Hamdon Hill)

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


Good condition 2014-05-03 13:00 - TP8846 (Hamdon Hill Obelisk)

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

Good place to stop and get some exercise en route from Southampton to visit our Devon kin. Below the hill in Stoke sub Hamdon visited the Priory remains. Earlier just had to visit Queen Camel village once in my life (fine church containing characters from a mediaeval bestiary no less.)


Good condition 2014-04-28 12:45 - TP0740 (Bull Barrow)

FB Number: S2589   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful heathland, although today visibility was poor with a general haziness and frequent torrential rainstorms. Approached from the south-west through the saturated heather. Just a few hundred yards from the pillar I was privileged and excited to spot a rare smooth snake (ages since I last saw one) - highlight of the day. Pillar fine, no changes since recent reports.


Good condition 2014-04-28 11:45 - TP3140 (Fern Down)

FB Number: S2530   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the flooded track from the Angel - definitely needed wellies today - to find the pillar set on a hillock under the lines of a network of pylons. Silver birches, gorse in flower, heather, and sandy soil in a saturated environment. Headed back quickly as yet another rainstorm approached.


Good condition 2014-04-24 14:30 - TP12573 (Romsey Abbey Flagstaff)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

A favourite building of mine and a fine example of Norman architecture, grand in scale and rich in detail. After the dissolution of the monasteries the abbey was sold to the people of Romsey as its parish church for £100.00. Its treasures include two Saxon roods. Have enjoyed many classical concerts, Mountbatten School's Christmas Carol services here, and most memorable of all my brother playing a starring role in Twelfth Night (in the Abbey grounds.) Have only just discovered its intersected station status.


Good condition 2014-04-22 10:30 - TP11715 (St Marys Church Spire Southampton)

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

To St Mary's Stadium to buy tickets for the last two games of the season: Everton & Manchester United. As every true Saints fan knows St Mary's Church is the reason for Southampton FC's existence and nickname. This is the sixth church on this site - last destroyed during the Southampton blitz on the night of 30th November 1940; rebuilt & re-opened in June 1956. It's about time I recorded it, and a 10 for its iconic status!


Good condition 2014-04-17 13:15 - TP0997 (Balmanno Hill)

FB Number: S5925   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at Newbigging crossroads next to a derelict farm building, walked through Balmanno Farm, over the M90 & ever upwards. Fine display of (mostly yellow) flowers during this jaunt: celandine, primroses, daffodils, gorse (as evidenced by that delicious coconut aroma) and of course the humble dandelion (not a weed, and forever one of my favourites.) Pillar fine, cap remains in place, and just the north-east sight hole open.


Good condition 2014-04-14 12:30 - TP4215 (Kincraig Hill)

FB Number: S3161   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lots of World War II concrete piles up here, and some substantial parts of old defensive buildings remain. I noticed the large circular bowl of a former gun placement; also many rotting concrete posts which at one time fenced in the area - they stand like ghostly sentinels. Pillar fine, no cap, one sight hole open.


Good condition 2014-04-14 11:30 - TP2303 (Coalyard Hill)

FB Number: S3151   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Could see this one from the Fife Coastal Path set on a boundary between two fields. Walked up from the shoreline and crossed the long closed railway - there remain some well built handsome stone railway bridges hereabouts. Fine walk from Elie taking in two ruined castles, a folly, a lighthouse, St Monans Church, two trigpoints and that railway line.


Slightly damaged 2014-04-14 09:30 - TP2857 (Drumcarrow Craig)

FB Number: S4809   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

En route for a circular walk in the Elie area and spotted this craggy outcrop from the car knowing there was a pillar up there. Quick easy climb to confirm that the pillar has a crack most of the way around its middle section. No cap and all four sight holes open. Jogged back down (in training for probably my last half-marathon!) - took less than 15 minutes.


Good condition 2014-04-11 13:15 - TP10284 (United College Church Spire St Andrews)

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

Played a rare round of golf on the Himalayas Course (ok, it was pitch & putt - well, perhaps it was only putting, whatever) & later, high tea at the Old Course Hotel. In between wandered around enjoying St Andrews architecture, including this building.


Good condition 2014-04-09 14:30 - TP3541 (Guthrie Hill)

FB Number: S4483   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from the north-east near Hilton Of Guthrie Farm whose alert farmer spotted my progress and upon my return politely asked what I'd been doing. He seemed bemused by my explanation. The pillar's base is completely exposed as others have recorded, cap in place, with one (south) sight hole open.


Good condition 2014-04-03 18:30 - TP7188 (Penrith (R))

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

This is sometimes a dangerous activity. The light was rapidly fading (it was very dark) and the traffic (there was a lot of it) was definitely breaking the speed limit. And it was misty & murky. But I survived. And was it worth the danger? Of course it was!


Good condition 2014-04-03 17:15 - TP3207 (Flusco Pike)

FB Number: S6481   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Paused here on long drive from Southampton to Perthshire: misty & murky, and therefore peacefully quiet from the rigours of the M6. All fine with the pillar; enjoyed the elaborate shepherd's shelter nearby.


Good condition 2014-04-03 17:00 - TP0593 (Penrith FBM Aux 1)

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

Easy find thanks to fellow trigpointers - my first Berntsen.


Good condition 2014-04-03 16:00 - TP11264 (Penrith Church Tower Vane)

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

St Andrew's is a fine church with its Georgian nave & mediaeval tower; wandered around within enjoying its atmosphere.


Slightly damaged 2014-04-01 12:15 - TP10773 (St Catherines Hill Winchester)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Walked up from St Cross along Five Bridges Road and up onto the old railway line (couldn't resist yet another visit to the Hockley Viaduct) then across the cowslip covered plague pits, straight up St Catherine's Hill to find my first surface block. Slight damage to the top of the block where the concrete cover is crumbling away. Fine views over Winchester & the Itchen on this bright, warm spring day.


Good condition 2014-03-31 13:45 - TP0308 (Pitt)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 1/10

Really - what I am doing here? Well the rivet (my first one) looks healthy enough....


Good condition 2014-03-24 16:15 - TP7570 (Salisbury Plain Baseline South)

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

Shame that the baseline monument is now just about unreadable; it's in need of some restoration. The cannon was easily seen - less easy was the clambering over the prickly barbed wire fences in full view of the Salisbury rush hour traffic. Field remains flooded, but fortunately the water is some inches beyond the cannon.


Good condition 2014-03-24 13:00 - TP2211 (Claypit Hill)

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

A keen wind up on the downs today, but the birds didn't seem to mind - plenty of skylarks, yellowhammers, buzzards and peewits in evidence, but again no sign of the great bustard! The pillar in good condition, open cap.


Good condition 2014-03-24 12:00 - TP2321 (Codford Circle)

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

On a circular walk from the Codford villages where I noticed many bygone businesses as indicated by the names of cottages eg: Old Saddlery, Old Coach House, Old Bakery, Old Post-Office, Old Schoolhouse etc. Then noticed that its only pub (The George) has recently closed. How times have changed - not even a shop now, but there is a theatre! Codford Circle is a fascinating place; not obviously an Iron Age hillfort with its low trajectory, but probably of that time. Consists of bank & external ditch, and is a little over 8 acres. Pillar set in the middle of the circle; open cap.


Good condition 2014-03-12 12:30 - TP14343 (Forfar East Church Spire)

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

This is Lowson Memorial Parish Church which sadly is always locked whenever I am in Forfar.


Good condition 2014-03-12 11:30 - TP2010 (Carse Bank)

FB Number: S7129   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Approached from the north-west: pillar remains in fine condition, cap in place with indented lettering, two sight holes open.


Good condition 2014-03-10 13:00 - TP0496 (Perth)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Found this one with my 18 month old grandson on my back (his first trigpoint) - he was impressed with the view: lots of appreciative gurgling (from me!)


Good condition 2014-03-08 13:45 - TP11613 (Wallace Tower Ayr)

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

Today, beneath the tower, the space was occupied appropriately enough, by the Scots 'Yes Vote' campaigners. Built in 1833, it stands 113ft high. Then made my way to Somerset Park to see The Honest Men smash Stranraer 5-0, although not too sure about Ayr United's nickname for I read in the programme that their top goal-scorer had just returned from a 4 match ban for 'betting irregularities'. Whoops!


Good condition 2014-03-08 13:30 - TP10583 (Ayr Town Hall Spire)

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

Handsome building of the 1820's with the 225 ft spire a prominent Ayr landmark. Also enjoyed my visit just down the road to the West Kirk pub where you have to climb past the pulpit of this ex-kirk to get to the loos!


Slightly damaged 2014-03-08 13:15 - TP11614 (Ayr Harbour)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

With waves crashing over the harbour and sand flying into my eyes, this was a challenging but exhilarating visit.


Good condition 2014-03-08 12:15 - TP10771 (Ayr Parish Church Spire)

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

Short walk from St Andrew's Church to St Leonard's Church in the face of a blustery gale.


Good condition 2014-03-08 12:00 - TP10772 (Ayr St Andrews Church Spire)

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

My first ever visit to Ayr (to see the Honest Men) - by train from Perth; lots of passengers drinking heavily & not even 10 o'clock - phew! St Andrew's is a fine Victorian red sandstone church, but as expected sadly locked.


Good condition 2014-03-01 12:45 - TP9417 (Lymington Church Cupola)

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

Delightful visit to Lymington Market on a rare beautifully frosty morning, enhanced by the free lunchtime cello/piano concert within St.Thomas's Church (directly beneath the cupola!) and then for yet another stroll down Church Lane to again view that unique architectural gem, namely the crinkle-crankle wall (it has eight bulges!)


Good condition 2014-02-25 16:30 - TP12128 (Swindon Christchurch Spire)

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

This church is an old familiar sight to me - as a schoolboy we used to pass through the churchyard to eat the wild rhubarb growing there. The spire of Christchurch is mentioned in John Betjemen's poem: 'On hearing the full peal of ten bells from Christchurch Swindon' in which the spire is 'so new, so high, so pure, so broach'd, so tall.' It still seems incredible to me that a Poet Laureate should write a poem about Swindon - bravo, Sir John!


Damaged 2014-02-25 15:00 - TP0807 (Aldbourne Gorse)

FB Number: S2404   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Tried to dodge the heavy showers to reach this one high above the flooded village of Aldbourne where water seemed to be bubbling up from the ground, as opposed to a river overflowing. Lots of sandbags and sodden carpets piled up in people's front gardens. Felt slightly uncomfortable being here in my rather frivolous role of trig-hunter. Badly damaged top of pillar. Then off to see Swindon Town 1-1 Crawley Town: an inglorious draw.


Good condition 2014-02-20 11:00 - TP3242 (Fothringham Hill)

FB Number: S4481   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Found this pillar quite easily within its winter setting: open cap, two sight holes open, & covered in green lichen. Amused to find further down the hill a folly/shelter/summerhouse to the south-east, dated 1803 above its pedimented doorway. Inside is a semi-circular bench and room, with above in the rafters an old crow's nest.


Good condition 2014-02-17 10:00 - TP3893 (Hill Of Ogil)

FB Number: S7051   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Why so little visited? Walked up from Noran Water (parked next to the decaying red telephone box) to find pillar nicely situated within a partially buried stone circle: in good condition, cap with indented lettering, & one sight hole open.


Good condition 2014-02-13 16:30 - TP9367 (Lancaster Town Hall Cupola)

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

Fine Town Hall of 1909, & nearby a handsome Queen Victoria statue which depicts eminent Victorians, but only two women (& one of them had to use a male pseudonym).


Good condition 2014-02-13 16:00 - TP7143 (Lancaster)

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

Visited under darkening skies & following a recent storm as evidenced by several fallen trees in the parkland. However no damage to the FBM sitting serenely amidst the devastation.


Slightly damaged 2014-02-10 14:00 - TP6809 (West Harting Down)

FB Number: S1673   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Peaceful woodland setting with, today, views through the naked trees of winter to Chichester Harbour and the sea. This leaning pillar has no cap & all four sight holes are open.


Good condition 2014-02-10 12:15 - TP1105 (Beacon Hill)

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

On a vaguely circular walk heading for high ground from South Harting taking in a couple of trigpoints along the way, (my car struggled through the floods at Bramdean.) Wonderfully bracing breezes up here on the South Downs with fine views back towards the unique green-coppered broach-spire of St Mary & St Gabriel's church.


Good condition 2014-02-03 12:15 - TP1399 (Bishopstone Down)

FB Number: S2209   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Blustery walk on the downs, and thankfully no rain. Approached this from the south just off the old ox drove. Managed to dodge the pig farmers, keeping close to the hedge (two tractors in adjacent field to the east of pillar.) No change to trigpoint since the last recorded visit. Also met some charming piglets - it had to be George Harrison's 'Piggies' once back in the car!


Good condition 2014-01-28 13:00 - TP1716 (Broxhead Common)

FB Number: S1686   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Across the saturated flooded land to reach this trigpoint - many trees down, fields under water, some lanes & roads closed; and still it goes on. And no sign of a respite. Eventually walked (squelched) up to this pillar: no cap/open, one sight hole open, three chipped corners, otherwise fine, then splashed away back into the deluge (yes, it was raining again.) Later in the car, just had to play Dylan's 'Down In The Flood' (Sandy Denny's version), and Led Zep's 'When The Levee Breaks.'


Slightly damaged 2014-01-20 14:15 - TP5976 (Silk Hill)

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

What a unique habitat Salisbury Plain is; there were some moments of absolute peace & tranquillity, and some beautiful scenes of an early evening sunset as mist rolled over the grasslands; on other occasions the Army's presence changes the atmosphere completely with sudden exciting bursts of noisy activity and frenzied movement. Shame they've used this pillar for target practice though - otherwise in good condition. Thoroughly enjoyable day wandering the Plain; my only disappointment being no sighting of the Great Bustard!


Good condition 2014-01-20 12:40 - TP6587 (Triple Plantation)

FB Number: S1928   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Eventful walk here from Sidbury Camp Hill-fort with the Army putting in several appearances in the form of tanks and soldiers on the ground! Just slightly disconcerting! Oh, and then there were the helicopters. My second trig of the day was something of an anti-climax, but seems to be in good condition in its roadside setting.


Good condition 2014-01-20 11:45 - TP5973 (Sidbury)

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

Out on Salisbury Plain for a long walk taking in three trigpoints. This pillar is set just below the impressive Sidbury Camp Iron Age fort which has bivallate defences enclosing 17 acres - spent some time here enjoying its ancient atmosphere: this was a populous area in prehistory. Next, westwards to find trig no 2.......


Good condition 2014-01-14 15:20 - TP3748 (Hertford Heath)

FB Number: S4472   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited this pillar during a circular walk: Hertford Heath, Great Amwell, St Margaret's, Golding's Wood & Haileybury College. Lots of cross-country, mud splattered students running through here this afternoon. Pillar in good condition, asphalt-filled cap, & one sight hole open. Later, watched Swindon Town's awful display in 2-0 defeat at bottom of the table Stevenage. Just as well I'd enjoyed the walk & bagging two trigs earlier to take something from the day.


Good condition 2014-01-14 12:15 - TP1782 (Burnham Green)

FB Number: S4469   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lucky villagers! A trigpoint pillar on their village green - hope they appreciate it. Today the green was a seeping muddy quagmire. I was thinking: 'should have worn my wellies' as my shoes disappeared into the treacle-like goo. A memorable first trig in Hertfordshire.


Good condition 2014-01-01 13:16 - TP5517 (Powderwells)

FB Number: S6964   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Missed this one in the High Summer when the pillar was completely hidden and the rain was lashing down. Today was a different story with the trig easily spotted within its winter setting. Now has a green coating of lichen over much of its surface. To the welcoming Ericht Ale House, Blairgowrie for a celebratory pint.


Slightly damaged 2013-12-28 13:15 - TP0877 (Ardovie)

FB Number: S5050   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Visited en route to Brechin City 0-1 Stenhousemuir - very cold at Glebe Park; sheltered for much of the match within the famous Hedge! Up at Ardovie all remains as splendidly described by Clochandighter; a fine winter's aspect from this viewpoint.


Good condition 2013-12-12 14:15 - TP4437 (Little Clanfield)

FB Number: S6312   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Ransom still not paid! Would have freed this pillar, but had no wirecutters with me, so it remains encircled by that odious barbed wire. Otherwise in good condition, cap in place, but is sinking slightly: couldn't see any sight holes. Very pastoral scene up here with contented cows in the adjoining field chewing the cud.


Good condition 2013-12-12 13:15 - TP1811 (Bury Hill)

FB Number: S6425   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not far from the Thames Path at Buscot and an easy stroll up to Bury Hill where all was a quiet wintry scene; only movement was the flitting in the bushes of a pair of long-tailed tits. Delightfully serene countryside at this time of year.


Damaged 2013-12-03 13:30 - TP0898 (Ashe Warren)

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

Decapitated pillar with the top piece nearby with face down so it's not possible to see whether its cap is still in place. The remaining standing block has its FB number intact, and all four sight holes are open - discovered this with some difficulty (forgot my secateurs which are a must for future visitors.) The pillar is a few paces into the 'hedge' on the west side, more easily spotted walking up from the south. Also, disappointed to see that the Deane Gate Inn has closed: this was a stopping point for the stagecoach, and Jane & Cassandra Austen with maybe a brother or two, would walk down from Steventon to collect the post. Yet another historic pub lost - changing times indeed.


Good condition 2013-12-02 11:55 - TP5280 (Pale Ash)

FB Number: S2602   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On a fine walk from Bishopstone over Faulston Down with the weak December sun bringing out some Common Field-Speedwell, and surprisingly, small clumps of straggly Oxeye Daisies. The pillar has been 'painted' by Nature an attractive green & rust colour: no cap, one sight hole open, and in good condition, protected as it is by the dense surrounding thorn bushes. This was a scratchy business, but what matter in the valiant quest for another trigpoint? Again, enjoyed St John's, Bishopstone, an enormous church for such a small village, embowered in trees with some sumptuous features. My only disappointment today was that the White Hart had just closed as I reached it.


Good condition 2013-11-23 12:15 - TP1533 (Borough Hill)

FB Number: S5827   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Called here en route to Swindon Town 1-3 Leyton Orient. This trigpoint today was to be the first in a super hat-trick, but both Swindon & Saints let me down! At least the pillar was reliable: in general good condition, mostly moss-clad, cap intact, & all sight holes open. Within ear-shot of the M4. Fine countryside hereabouts - must return for a walk in this River Lambourn area with the old Newbury to Lambourn railway to trace.


Toppled 2013-11-18 11:59 - TP4063 (Hungry Hill)

FB Number: S5548   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Just about to give up on this one when spotted it cunningly camouflaged in the undergrowth. Two heavy branches had fallen across its green moss coat - moved them with some difficulty. Pillar remains as described by previous visitors. The trees were at their gorgeous autumnal best today - fine walk in an Army training area, but 'all quiet on all fronts.'


Good condition 2013-11-14 10:50 - TP1778 (Burnbake)

FB Number: S2448   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked from Chettle taking in this trigpoint, Tarrant Gunville, St Mary's at Tarrant Hinton with its fine Easter Sepulchre, and glimpsing Chettle House (the plum of Dorset houses according to Pevsner, and an outstanding specimen of English Baroque) from the footpath. This pillar is about 200 yards from the footpath to the north, and sits within a thorny hedge so is quite nicely preserved and protected there, with its cap intact. Beautiful day in Dorsetshire, really enjoyed the autumn countryside with its sprinkling of fascinating long barrows.


Good condition 2013-11-10 14:45 - TP2937 (Dur Hill Down)

FB Number: S2703   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Squelched & splashed my way up through the heather on this perfect autumn afternoon to reach pillar s2703 with only a couple of inquisitive New Forest ponies for company.


Good condition 2013-11-06 14:45 - TP7251 (Winchester (R))

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

Not particularly overgrown at the moment, and no significant change since recent reports, so an easy 'get'.


Good condition 2013-10-28 15:59 - TP5912 (Shannoch)

FB Number: S6043   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Found without too much difficulty; disconcertingly, there was much nearby gunfire the whole time, although I didn't meet any of the gunslingers: probably shooting at those so difficult to kill pheasants. Pillar now has a green coat of lichen but seems to be in overall good condition, complete with its original metal cap & indented lettering.


Good condition 2013-10-28 14:00 - TP4146 (Keilour)

FB Number: S6021   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Came from an easterly direction from Drumbuich Wood up through the firs to reach this pillar which has slight cracking at its top, but otherwise in good condition with asphalt plug. Difficult return route northwards over recently tree-lopped area with deep water filled holes to negotiate, but its all good exercise isn't it?


Good condition 2013-10-21 13:30 - TP5715 (Roeshot Hill)

FB Number: S4315   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2013-10-18 16:30 - TP2612 (Crooked Soley)

FB Number: 11395   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

What a busy but enjoyable week with walking, trigging, gigs, & football. Just about cleared my head following last night's Deep Purple gig at the Roundhouse, but just to be sure, I grabbed great lungfuls of fresh air as I loped up through the track & fields from Chilton Foliat village to secure this trigpoint, which was secreted within a particularly thorny hedge. In good condition, with cap plugged & all sight holes closed, and much covered in lichen. Then on to watch STFC 2-0 Notts County - unbelievably already in the top six despite an almost complete change of personnel for this season. And tomorrow?: it's Swarbrick & Carthy at the Turner Sims... Variety is the spice and all that!


Good condition 2013-10-15 14:45 - TP7902 (Whitefield Hill Reservoir)

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

I'm now climbing buildings for the art of trigpointing! Hauled myself up on nearby tree to clamber onto the roof of this reservoir and ended up covered in elderberry juice, to find my very first bolt. Is it always this exciting?


Good condition 2013-10-15 13:45 - TP5514 (Poulton Downs)

FB Number: S6210   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a meandering, roughly circular walk from Ogbourne St George, (part Ridgeway - part old railway walk) and made a diversion for this trigpoint.


Good condition 2013-10-14 12:15 - TP1620 (Brick Kiln Farm)

FB Number: S4054   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fortunately, the crops look to have been recently harvested, so an easy walk around the field to reach this one. These flatlands offer only limited views.


Good condition 2013-10-14 11:20 - TP4782 (Merston)

FB Number: S4356   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this from the north along the west bank of the stream. No significant change since Jonglew's description in June; perhaps the ivy has crept all over the pillar in the meantime - cleared in a few minutes ready for the next trigpointer. Shame St Giles Church at Merston was locked; I suspect that this may be a redundant building.


Good condition 2013-10-08 15:15 - TP4107 (Inkpen Hill)

FB Number: S1910   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Up past the ghoulish Combe Gibbet accompanied for much of the way by an inquisitive red kite. The field containing this pillar has recently been ploughed, so it was an easy jog across the furrows and not at all muddy. Good time to do this one before the rains come. Pillar, with its plug intact, is in very good condition considering its position - must have some very careful tractor drivers up here. Following this walk, on to watch Swindon Town 2-1 Plymouth Argyle in the 'Paint Pot' Trophy so: fine walk, three trigs, two churches, and a step nearer Wembley.


Slightly damaged 2013-10-08 14:20 - TP0302 (Inkpen)

FB Number: 11798   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Why isn't this site called Walbury Hill rather than have two Inkpens? Within a short distance of this pillar I saw red kites, buzzards, a sparrowhawk savaging a small partridge, wheatears (soon to leave), and a hovering kestrel. The rendering on this trigpoint is gradually disintegrating, especially on its southern side.


Good condition 2013-10-08 13:45 - TP5448 (Pilot)

FB Number: S1687   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In flinty field just up from East Woodhay village where in St Martin's Church in April 1941 one of my favourite composers, Gerald Finzi, performed here with the Newbury String Players - nothing to do with trigpointing, but just wanted to share that with you all. He lived at nearby Ashmansworth.


Good condition 2013-10-05 09:30 - TP2812 (Dorsmouth Rock)

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

Up Drunken Hill Road (now how did that name come about?) over the farm gate and an easy jog up to this well preserved pillar with its metal cap in place and indented lettering. Fine views over to Hemerdon Ball. Pity that mining is about to resume in that area for the first time in generations, and that my sister-in-law's family are about to be unceremoniously kicked off the land. Devastation of that part of Dartmoor will commence in about 2/3 months time.


Good condition 2013-10-04 13:30 - TP2358 (Colmers Hill)

FB Number: S5962   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

An iconic hill as far as my family are concerned; we've admired its tree topped conical shape for many years travelling westwards to visit our Devon folks. Up here again, but this time to at long last record it for trigpointing purposes. In fine shape with its metal cap in place and indented lettering, with a typical beauteous Dorset scene below to once again savour. Hope there will be many returns here in the years ahead.


Good condition 2013-09-30 11:45 - TP0902 (Ashley Heath)

FB Number: S2705   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I enjoyed the search for this one, and the misty murky day added to its mystique. Saw some of the biggest spiders I've ever seen before in the New Forest - what's happening? Some quite handsome specimens stretched out in their webs. Virtually stumbled into the pillar which is set just below the tumulus. It is in good condition with its cap in place, all sight holes blocked, and that unusual grey/blue paint gradually peeling away. Got an absolute soaking but what matter?


Good condition 2013-09-23 15:45 - TP5397 (Pentridge Hill)

FB Number: S2590   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I love these downs and used to walk here regularly many years ago when I lived in Salisbury, so this was a return visit to at last record the Penbury Knoll trigpoint. Beautiful views over to Bokerley Ditch and Martin Down, where WH Hudson set his book: A Shepherd's Life (1910). Back down the footpath to the strange village of Pentridge, where I couldn't resist another visit to St Rumbold's Church. Rumbold was a boy saint of the royal family of Mercia who supposedly only lived three days - back in those mystical, magical days of yore....


Good condition 2013-09-23 13:45 - TP5087 (New Barn Farm)

FB Number: S2449   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked through St Mary's churchyard, Sixpenny Handley (earlier I was amused to see an old signpost with a '6d Handley' direction) to cross a couple of fields before clambering over a stout farm-trailer fence complete with large tractor tyre (same approach as Rhayader_wanderer I think) to find the pillar secreted away in the westward facing hedge.


Good condition 2013-09-23 12:15 - TP0739 (Gussage Hill)

FB Number: S2591   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Long walk today taking in three trigpoints. Set off from Wimborne St Giles to reach this one from the Harley Down direction crossing Ackling Dyke to do so. What a wonderful area this is with its long and round barrows, Roman Road, the enigma that is the neolithic Dorset Cursus, and the so called 'Celtic' farmsteads. And then there's the trigpoint: looking good & in fine condition safely positioned on its concrete base away from any marauding tractors.


Good condition 2013-09-17 13:10 - TP0541 (Southampton)

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

This is my first FBM - I'm definitely a pillar man. I've probably walked past this hundreds of times over the years, and never bothered to record it, but this is the site of the former HQ for Ordnance Survey (1841-1969) so why not? Some of the original buildings survive, but much lost during Southampton's blitz in 1940. The OS moved here from their former site: the Tower Of London, and the buildings had originally been a barracks, then an asylum for military orphans in 1816.


Moved 2013-09-07 13:50 - TP6272 (Sutton Farm)

FB Number: S2566   Condition: Moved   Score: 5/10

Had a little difficulty when approaching this trig because I was apprehended by a quite precocious farmer's boy (aged maybe 10 or 11) who informed me that I was on private property. I explained my mission which was to view the pillar just a few yards away, but he insisted that I should leave immediately. Also, he further informed me that there was an angry ram in the field that could quite possibly kill me! I told him that I would leave after visiting the trigpoint pillar, which I duly did following a rudimentary inspection. Phew! Thence to see Verwood Town lose 1-5 to the 'ram'paging and quixotically-named Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the Wessex Premier League. What an adventurous day.......And the pillar? No change as reported by Tom & Jonglew.


Good condition 2013-09-02 13:15 - TP5967 (Shripney Bersted)

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

In this area briefly, and just enough time to locate this trigpoint on the Sussex flatlands, not too far from Aldingbourne Rife. Cap in place with indented lettering; in fine condition.


Good condition 2013-08-29 10:45 - TP5457 (Pistle Hill)

FB Number: S2568   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked from Verwood up to the bowl barrow which is Stephen's Castle, through Boveridge Heath and up to Pistle Down to find this one hidden within the heather, gorse, and pine trees, with the rowan trees at their beautiful bright red- berried best. Pillar capless, but fine. Then carried on across Cranborne Common, and made my way back via Alderholt and Cripplestyle, noting the few remaining features of the long gone Salisbury & Dorset Junction Railway. A refreshing lemonade at the Albion Inn, its garden now extended across what used to be Verwood Station.


Slightly damaged 2013-08-22 15:00 - TP5333 (Peace Hill)

FB Number: S4823   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Well! Not sure whether this is an arty way of preserving a pillar, or complete desecration? Did the Council sanction this, or is this the work of 'private enterprise'? - would be interesting to know. (see edfielden's photo). Walked up from Wormit, under the Tay Railway Bridge, across a couple of fields to reach this uniquely set trigpoint. No views today: a dampening mist had descended - could only see a few spans of the Rail Bridge from the Fife Coastal Path.


Slightly damaged 2013-08-16 15:15 - TP2528 (Craigowl)

FB Number: S1609   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

The pillar has some slight cracking low-down on its southern side, plus some fading graffiti; also its cap is missing and has not been filled in. Cluttered mast-filled top. Was this once an Iron Age hillfort? There appears to be a surrounding ditch about 50 yards below the summit.


Good condition 2013-08-13 12:15 - TP6262 (Sunnyside)

FB Number: S6096   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked on minor road near Wester Keiller and walked through several fields, one full of ripe succulent peas. Disturbed a buzzard who was tucking into its pigeon lunch - it reluctantly flapped away in a languid manner emitting that thin piping sound by way of complaint. Pillar remains pretty much as described by Clochandighter in May 2009.


Good condition 2013-08-13 11:45 - TP5094 (New Fowlis)

FB Number: S6084   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Looked back at Milquhanzie Hill climbed about an hour ago. Sun shining on golden wheat fields - it's nearly harvest time hereabouts: hmmm, yes, some of Neil Young's Harvest once back in the car would be good....


Good condition 2013-08-13 10:15 - TP4840 (Milquhanzie Hill)

FB Number: S6086   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine walk up to the summit, but slight disappointment to find a parked white van there: an engineer was fixing the mast. Then another walker with a backpack appeared - it was very busy up here! We fell into conversation and he informed me that he was a paraglider waiting for his companions, when he would then fly off the hill. I decided to walk safely back down.


Good condition 2013-08-11 11:45 - TP5182 (Northfield)

FB Number: S4795   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This pillar is not at the highest point at Northfield; it lies just below the tree line. Approached this one from a north-easterly direction (deviating from The Fife Coastal Path), to walk round a wheat field, then up the hill. Could see the floodlights of Dens Park glinting in the sunlight. Enjoyed the fine viewpoint, before finding the welcoming Bank Bar in Union Street to sup a lunchtime pint of Inky Pinky!


Good condition 2013-08-06 15:45 - TP2218 (Clevage Hill)

FB Number: S6160   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bounced up to this one on the spongy, springy heather. The hills in this area are much rounded with undulating contours in a superb setting. Could see the village of Dunning below and the tower of St Serf's Kirk which is well worth a visit for the stunning Dupplin Cross (unusually in Scotland this is a kirk that is often open). A surprisingly little visited trigpoint, the pillar is in good condition with its cap in place, next to a cairn to which I naturally added a stone.


Good condition 2013-08-02 15:30 - TP4189 (Kildinny)

FB Number: S6164   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy one this - walked down the track next to an exceptionally quiet Kildinny Farm (does anyone live there now?), over the railway bridge, and across a ploughed field which was surprisingly dry considering the recent thunderstorms, to find this pillar protected from rampaging tractor-drivers by a small fenced stockade. It'll be fun spotting this one from a railway carriage when next I catch a train in the Stirling direction. In good condition with its cap in place & indented lettering.


Good condition 2013-07-22 14:00 - TP3383 (Glencarse Hill)

FB Number: S5919   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Met a fellow trigpointer for the very first time; it's often a very lonely experience! He was returning down the track after unsuccessfully searching for this pillar, and had cycled here from Guildtown (pronounced Gilton I discovered). He didn't seem to know about this website so I informed him - hopefully another member soon. I was luckier in my quest, although this one is a little tricky to locate hidden as it is within the trees. The long grass was dew-soaked and I quickly became sodden from the knees down. Strong fox scents in this area: played Reynardine by Fairport Convention back in the car to celebrate this uncomfortable but gratifying search.


Damaged 2013-07-17 12:15 - TP1281 (Ben Lawers)

FB Number: S1590   Condition: Damaged   Score: 9/10

Walked through the nature reserve to the south-west of Ben Lawers with the Burn of Edramucky gurgling through it: a fantastic array of alpine flora. Up and over Beinn Ghlas to reach trigpoint s1590 on Ben Lawers just as the mist came down. This pillar is very badly damaged and is unlikely to last many more ferocious winters without some radical surgery. Is there a repair/maintenance team out there? Really enjoyed this climb despite the strong, billowing wind.


Good condition 2013-07-14 11:45 - TP6076 (South Pourie)

FB Number: S4602   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Up the farm track to the east of this pillar, then along the tractor tracks through a cornfield (blowing free: Argus - Wishbone Ash!) to reach no s4602 set between fields, with today a lovely display of poppies & ox-eye daisies. Cap in place with indented lettering. Back in the silver machine, to continue the music theme with Polly Jean's White Chalk (not quite Dorset, but a different kind of countryside beauty.)


Good condition 2013-07-14 10:45 - TP2008 (Carrot Hill)

FB Number: 11118   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An easy 'get' this one: from the viewpoint carpark a quick lope through woodland and heather (paths all the way) to 11118 which retains its cap & is in general good condition. Back to the silver machine just in time to hear Val Mcdermid on Desert Island Discs playing 'The Road & The Miles To Dundee' by Kenneth McKellar which seemed so appropriate as I'd just been observing that fair city in the near distance. Also great to hear a Raith Rovers fan on Desert Island Discs!


Good condition 2013-07-10 13:15 - TP4149 (Keirsbeath Ridge)

FB Number: S4416   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On way to Edinburgh Airport to collect Lady Wubbleyew (coming to help me with the baby-care). This pillar is in a strange, apparently open garden; not bothered today by any possessive gardeners.


Good condition 2013-07-07 10:45 - TP0979 (Balduff Hill)

FB Number: S7048   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Climbed up through the tussocky heather with bobtails scattering in all directions to reach this pillar with splendid all round views. Lots of flies too (don't know the collective term). Back down to Kilry Village Hall; when I'd parked there earlier mine was the sole car, but upon my return the car park was full - presumably of the nearby church's congregation. Back home in time to see Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon win.


Good condition 2013-07-05 11:15 - TP2309 (Cochrage Muir)

FB Number: S9435   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Fine stroll to reach this little visited trigpoint; as I approached the top I came face to face with a rather startled hare - quite comical; he/she froze for several seconds before scampering off. Grouse shooting dens nearby - what a very strange 'sport' that is.


Slightly damaged 2013-07-03 12:30 - TP2880 (Dumbarton Castle)

FB Number: S5015   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

I was in Dumbarton several months ago to watch the Sons lose 0-3 to Livingston in their unique one-sided stadium - on that day I had no time to visit the castle, although I could see the pillar from just outside the ground. Today, I paid my £4.50 and enjoyed my visit pacing up & down ancient castle paths with fine views over the Clyde & across to Renfrewshire; plus, directly below, the football ground, scene that day of glorious defeat for the home team. And of course this trigpoint nicely set amidst this impressive historical place. A memorable visit.


Good condition 2013-06-29 11:30 - TP1446 (Blackford Hill)

FB Number: S3014   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

In Edinburgh for the day, so decided to take the number 24 bus to Blackford from Lothian Road to view this trig. First use of my bus-pass in Scotland, but it was refused as English passes are not acceptable up here. But we haven't split yet! I didn't have any cash, but the charming Polish driver told me to 'take a seat Englishman!' so I did get a free ride. On Blackford Hill for a different perspective of my favourite city - pillar nicely maintained on a concrete plinth, no cap & unplugged with one sighthole closed. Back down the hill intending to walk back to the centre, when along comes 'my' returning bus with the same chirpy driver who offers me another free lift!


Good condition 2013-06-28 11:45 - TP2768 (Deuchary Hill)

FB Number: S9413   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful little walk through the woods & heather in the beautiful soft rainfall, admiring the foxgloves & broom on the way up. Thanks to both Coinea & Clochandighter for their very helpful advice. Full bountiful views at the top, for the rain had stopped and the sun had come out.


Good condition 2013-06-26 13:15 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)

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

Super photo of Sophie The Giraffe & myself nonchalantly posing against the pillar, but Sophie declines to have this picture published - shame. Is she the first giraffe to climb Ben Nevis? I think so. Wonderful day for climbing, misty at the summit, and strange (for me) to be crunching my way through snow in June. Perfect day.


Moved 2013-06-23 11:45 - TP2674 (Culdeesland)

FB Number: S6044   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Easy walk up from Methven to find this moved pillar nicely positioned on its plinth. Interesting Parish Church in Methven; loved the pilastraded tower and spire, but like so many Scottish churches it has to be admired from outside because the majority of them are firmly locked.


Good condition 2013-06-23 10:15 - TP6842 (Westmuir)

FB Number: S6165   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Difficult find this, situated as it is within the heather and many small silver birch trees successfully camouflaging it, but dogged determination paid off.


Good condition 2013-06-20 15:15 - TP4214 (Kincaldrum Hill)

FB Number: S4598   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached from Govals Farm direction; parked down the lane from the farm, then walked directly towards it taking the track to the right. After about 300 yards through the fields on the left, over several fences (beware the electric shocks) and up & over - met the farmer in his tractor: we had an amusing conversation on trigpointing. Got an unpleasant electric shock climbing over one of the fences - I thought they were usually switched off! I think I felt better for it. Gorgeous sunny day - perfect views therefore.


Good condition 2013-06-18 12:25 - TP3373 (Glas Tulaichean)

FB Number: S9411   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Enjoyed the climb despite the mistiness; no views from the top for me - probably cleared about an hour later, but plenty to appreciate below the misty mountain hop. Sorry 'top'- had that Led Zep track in my head as I neared the trigpoint.


Damaged 2013-06-17 10:30 - TP2499 (Craig Obney)

FB Number: S5455   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Approached this from the Rumbling Bridge direction where I was lucky enough to view two capering red squirrels for ten minutes or so. Then as I neared Craig Obney I heard my first ever Scottish cuckoo whose call accompanied me to the top. I was in fine company today.


Good condition 2013-06-14 16:30 - TP4150 (Keirwoodhead)

FB Number: S6163   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked along the old road from Dalreoch Bridge; a most unusual experience this, for I've walked plenty of old railway lines, but I think that this is a first in disused major roads. Much of this redundant road has been reclaimed by nature, but every now and then I'd notice a faint white line which once marked the middle of the road, plus old cats-eyes: it brought on a surprising nostalgia for this dead road and what it once was! Over a few fences and up to the pillar which is now deep within foot-high grasses. A lovely array of speedwell was bunched against the flush bracket making this trig particularly attractive in its green setting.


Slightly damaged 2013-06-14 14:30 - TP6388 (The Hass)

FB Number: 10130   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked beside an old builder's yard, up the lane, over a farm-gate and onwards & upwards, to find the 'Leaning Pillar of Lockerbie' surrounded by contented sheep. A fine place to get some exercise & fresh air on my long drive from Southampton to Perthshire.


Slightly damaged 2013-06-14 11:30 - TP1659 (Broat Hill)

FB Number: S6621   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Walked through the farm at Flosh. Nobody around, except for a sheep-dog chained up in the yard who gave me a friendly welcome. The pillar has three indentations on its north side, but otherwise in good condition, with cap in place.


Good condition 2013-06-14 09:45 - TP4629 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S6937   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked on the B6263 Wetheral road, and took the footpath under the pylons to reach this interesting equestrian area: for a moment I was fooled by the wooden, rust coloured pillar, (I'm so gullible) before walking through the long grass to find the genuine article.


Good condition 2013-06-13 20:15 - TP6689 (View Field)

FB Number: S5405   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Thankfully, following my adventures at Hutton Heads, this was a simple visit, albeit with my badly damaged trousers offering me no protection from the soaking long grass. Enjoyed the views under darkening skies, wondering whether I should visit the pub in my vagabond state?


Good condition 2013-06-13 19:10 - TP4088 (Hutton Heads)

FB Number: S5372   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

With fellow trigpointers difficulties with access and unfriendly locals, I decided that boldness was the best policy, and aided by a dirty, rainy, blustery evening, I parked my silver machine in the New Parkside caravan park, daringly climbed over a farmgate ignoring the 'private' sign, stupidly got entangled clambering over a barbed wire fence thereby ripping one of my trouser-legs to ribbons, and made it unchallenged up to the pillar where I enjoyed peaceful views. Returned, with trousers billowing in the wind, but pleased at securing this 'private' trigpoint.


Good condition 2013-06-13 16:15 - TP1795 (Burrow Heights)

FB Number: S5337   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from the railway bridge hoping to escape the frequent showers - I was lucky this time - fine views under glowering, threatening skies.


Good condition 2013-06-13 12:15 - TP1396 (Bishops Tachbrook)

FB Number: S2349   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As others have done, I approached this one from Bishop's Tachbrook village (Holt Avenue) through a couple of sheep-filled fields. This pillar seems to be an unusual shade of red sandstone.


Good condition 2013-06-13 11:30 - TP0246 (Heathcote Farm)

FB Number: S4802   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Stopped briefly here to record my first Warwickshire trigpoint on a long drive from Southampton to Blairgowrie - not the most auspicious of sites for s4802, difficult parking with the speeding, thrashing traffic nearby. Think I'll move quickly onto Tachbrook Hill Farm for a short walk to find that trig & to ease my aching back....


Good condition 2013-06-11 12:45 - TP3985 (Holtham)

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

Out walking in the rain getting a soaking. It was damp, dreich, drenching, drizzly, (you get the picture?) but also delightful. I try not to let bad weather stop my walking adventures. This trigpoint is easy to locate; threaded my way carefully through the young growth in the field to find s1670 in good condition. Rather misty today so limited views, but still worth getting a soaking for.


Good condition 2013-06-10 10:25 - TP1073 (Barton Stacey)

FB Number: S1652   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

In reflective mood following the death yesterday of one of my favourite writers Iain Banks. Took a series of 'Great Wee Roads' (see his book Raw Spirit: In Search Of The Perfect Dram, for symbolism) to get to this trigpoint which is beautifully cared for - freshly painted white, and recently mowed 'lawn' - I wonder who is the caretaker? Apparently, Iain Banks loved driving all over Scotland, and would map his routes with various coloured pens, (much as I do all of my walks)- I like to think that he visited a trig or two. And, most impressively, he was a Greenock Morton fan - he'll be much missed.


Good condition 2013-06-05 10:05 - TP5638 (Resr Mount Hill)

FB Number: S3809   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Enjoyable walk along the Thames Path today in the sunshiiinne (blame Liam Gallagher!) from Marlow to Maidenhead taking in this trigpoint, missed when I was last in this area. Within a fenced reservoir, but an easy fence to hop over (by the gate)- in fine condition.


Good condition 2013-05-30 14:30 - TP4238 (Kinnaird Hill)

FB Number: S4772   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up the track from the Hoole Farm direction meeting many sheep & lambs, and a few cows & calves, all of them in a nervous state. The pillar is in a fine site, with views of the Firth Of Tay, the road & rail bridges of Dundee, and the beautiful, verdant countryside of Perthshire. Accompanied by the songs of the 'larks ascending' so how appropriate to play that sublime piece of music on the drive home.


Slightly damaged 2013-05-29 15:15 - TP0982 (Balgay Farm)

FB Number: S4732   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Balgay Farm is huge, with towering barns & outbuildings within sight and earshot of the A90. The pillar can be seen from the farm road and is just a 'quick hop' over a farm gate and about 50 yards into the field.


Good condition 2013-05-28 09:45 - TP6821 (West Schurroch)

FB Number: S7050   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Taking a short break from my child care duties - needed some fresh air! Beautifully fresh up here following yesterday's rainfall; an oystercatcher flapped away as I approached the pillar & standing stone.


Good condition 2013-05-26 14:00 - TP2970 (East Cult)

FB Number: 10258   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Craigend to find trigpoint standing a few yards from two standing stones and one in a sitting position. Disturbed five pairs of peewits who were concerned about my presence: much circling & peewitting. Had to dig out the FB number, but although the pillar is sunken somewhat, is in generally good condition with cap in place.


Slightly damaged 2013-05-25 14:00 - TP1338 (Berry Hillock)

FB Number: S6960   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Approached this from the north-east, the flanks of which seem to contain a giant rabbit warren. Many bobtails ran for cover as I ascended. Also visited the ruins of Eassie Church and its Pictish Stone before heading for The Tavern at Ardler for refreshment on this summer-like day.


Slightly damaged 2013-05-21 10:50 - TP4319 (Ladyholt Park)

FB Number: S4043   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

This was such an enjoyable 'wild flower walk' from Chalton along the Sussex Border Path, visiting the trig, then down to Old Idsworth to call in at St Hubert's Church beautifully set in the middle of a field, with its superb mediaeval wall paintings (why is it 20 years since my last visit?) - and the pillar?: it has some cracking and seems badly weathered. There is no longer a cap here - has it recently been removed? Wonderfully peaceful up here, the only sound the music of the larks.


Moved 2013-05-19 14:30 - TP2453 (Cottingtons Hill)

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

Couldn't get a ticket for Saints' last game of the season so what else to do but go for a walk with a trig hunt involved? I'd missed this sad pillar on my last ramble up here in November 2009, but this time forewarned by fellow trigpointers I found it with little trouble. Several scratches later I emerged from the thorny bushes having noted the pillar's poor state. Strolling up Cottingtons Hill I heard my first cuckoo of the year.


Good condition 2013-05-10 17:30 - TP5515 (Pound Bottom)

FB Number: S2632   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Agree with Jonglew that this pillar is just inside the Wiltshire boundary. Spent the afternoon finishing the excellent Carol Shields' first novel (Small Ceremonies), then fancied a short forest walk, hunting a trig, & an evening pint at the Cuckoo, Hamptworth - all achieved.


Good condition 2013-05-07 12:30 - TP2623 (Crouch Down)

FB Number: S2204   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Couldn't see this pillar from the footpath because of the growing oil seed rape, but for once my instinctive sense of direction led me straight to it. The nearby Grovely Wood had today a magnificent display of flowers including: wood sorrel, bluebell, primrose, celandine, common dog-violet, dandelion, and wood spurge. Could hear plenty of woodpeckers, but not that elusive cuckoo.


Good condition 2013-05-07 11:00 - TP3530 (Grovely Hill)

FB Number: S2207   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from Wilton - just had to re-visit the daring, lavish, vulgar, 'Lombardy in Wiltshire' church which is St Mary & St Nicholas: someone had a lot of money to spend back in the 1840's. Up on to these familiar downs to trigpoint no s2207 pausing awhile to enjoy the glorious green spring scene.


Good condition 2013-05-01 12:15 - TP6161 (Stanpit Marsh)

FB Number: S4376   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Beautiful day by Stanpit Marsh further enhanced by a pair of egrets nearby: such elegant little birds sporting in a spring-like manner! Had to remove a stinging nettle in order to reveal the FB number - managed this without any injuries. At 2m, this is my lowest recorded trig to date.


Good condition 2013-04-30 15:00 - TP0322 (Furze Platt)

FB Number: S3808   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked across in Cranbrook Drive then dodged the fast flowing traffic to view this pillar which is in good condition with its cap intact & indented lettering.


Slightly damaged 2013-04-30 13:30 - TP6938 (Widmere)

FB Number: S6640   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Had been walking the Thames Path from Henley to Marlow this morning, and took a quick trip up here to this rather unremarkably sited trig - my first in Buckinghamshire. Slight damage to two top corners, no cap.


Good condition 2013-04-28 14:40 - TP7094 (Yards Hill)

FB Number: S2719   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked through an open farm gate on to a wide track ignoring the Barker-Mill Estate Private sign. Up the track for a few hundred yards, then up through the woods on the left to find the trig on the border between the woods & a lush green field. Good condition generally, no cap with asphalt filling & one sight hole open. The pillar stands overlooking green fields to the south-west, today surrounded by sprinklings of wood anemones and bluebells. Lovely, albeit cool, spring feel to the day.


Good condition 2013-04-22 16:00 - TP4072 (Huntingland)

FB Number: S3763   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this from the Swan's Way (anything to do with Proust?) on return from Nuffield/Watlington stretch of the Ridgeway. All quiet, with only nervous cows in the field below. Shame I didn't have time to visit Ewelme Church.


Good condition 2013-04-22 12:20 - TP1640 (Britwell Hill)

FB Number: S1892   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Slight diversion for this one from the Ridgeway inevitably across 'private property' but is that going to stop me? Whilst 'trespassing' I enjoyed the sight of a roe deer, two frolicking hares, and the increasingly common but majestic red kite. Nicely preserved pillar, cap intact, & fine views to the north. Back to the Ridgeway....


Moved 2013-04-16 12:45 - TP0309 (Lane End Down)

FB Number: S1629   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

How bizarre this is! Like others, I searched unsucessfully for this trigpoint years ago at its original position and concluded that it had been destroyed. I'd love to know its history - does anyone know out there? Some damage to one of its top corners, no cap & open, otherwise in good condition following its journey from Lane End Down.


Good condition 2013-04-09 15:30 - TP4611 (Mailer Hill)

FB Number: S6012   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up the well used trackway from Craigie Knowes - loads of dogs & dog-walkers about - watch your step... the pillar is in good condition, open cap. Fine views all round.


Good condition 2013-04-04 14:00 - TP4705 (Meall A' Charra)

FB Number: S9406   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up the track from the Chapel Stone to the hut, then across the burn, and 'up & over' to reach this snow capped summit. Remains of old fencing nearby. Pillar in good condition, with no cap or filling. Just a few hundred yards down the summit a large herd of deer crossed my steep path. Beautiful day of blue skies and clear views. I roamed the hills for about five hours, and saw not one person.


Good condition 2013-04-01 14:30 - TP6817 (West Mains Hill)

FB Number: S4730   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in a small layby on the B954, and approached this one from a slight north-easterly direction. Quite a slog: apart from having to clamber over seven barbed wire fences, there were pockets of deep snow to wade through - several times got a bootful of the white stuff. Great fun though. Giant molehills near the summit. Looked down on the Firth Of Tay. The pillar is next to a cairn of some age -finely constructed. No cap: open. Looked across to Kinpurney Hill and fond memories of a family outing.


Good condition 2013-03-30 13:15 - TP6475 (Tibbermore)

FB Number: S6019   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

What's going on? Three visits this month to this unromantic spot from the trigpointing community! All quiet today, so hopefully the past interrogations are no more. And then on to see the two bottom clubs in the whole of the Scottish League namely Clyde and East Stirlingshire (2-0) in a rather good game of football, both sides trying to play a decent passing game.


Good condition 2013-03-28 16:30 - TP4448 (Little Ormes Head)

FB Number: S7323   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

As others have done, parked in the Premier Inn carpark. Also agree with others that the views are better than Great Ormes Head. No sign of any ravens though, which is a massive disappointment...


Good condition 2013-03-28 12:30 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)

FB Number: S1627   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fancied taking the tram up to this one, but 'adverse weather conditions' meant that the tram rides had been cancelled. Walked instead - took about 40 minutes. The intense cold had, I suppose, put many people off, because it was just me & the trigpoint up there; so fellow trigpointers, choose a bitterly cold Arctic day for a quiet visit....


Good condition 2013-03-28 08:30 - TP2094 (Cefn-Y-Ffynnon)

FB Number: S7332   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pre-breakfast leisurely stroll to reach this one. Spotted it across a snow filled field, clambered over two barbed wire fences, and scattered a couple of lovable lambs as I approached the pillar. Fine views across Colwyn Bay, the sea looking grey & wintry. An hour's walk there & back from Colwyn Bay.


Good condition 2013-03-19 16:15 - TP2099 (Chain Hill)

FB Number: S5822   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked across the muddy field from the reservoir just as several loud rifle shots rang out from close by (from the woodland alongside the reservoir.) Most disconcerting! This was my second trigpoint gained under gunfire - such a dangerous occupation!


Good condition 2013-03-19 15:15 - TP2484 (Cradle Farm)

FB Number: S4538   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This is a difficult one to get to. It is now within a fruit-growing field, surrounded by an unclimbable deer fence. I called to a farm worker from my side of the fence and asked him whether I could come in to visit the trigpoint - he looked at me vacantly, then he explained that he 'had no English'. I therefore strolled around the fencing, found a gate, and marched right in! Just a quick visit as I was drawing somewhat unfriendly glances from other workers there. This definitely needs permission, or risk a trespass.


Good condition 2013-03-19 14:30 - TP0959 (Badbury Hill)

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

Enjoyed the quiet brooding atmosphere of Badbury Hill Iron Age Fort; one of the smaller ones, but has been somewhat diminished over the centuries by intruding/encroaching husbandry. Across the road to find trig:s2242 in good condition. Shame All Saints Church in Faringdon was locked.


Slightly damaged 2013-03-16 14:30 - TP0793 (Aerodrome)

FB Number: S2653   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Missed this one many years ago when walking the Solent Way. Easily spotted today: no cap (two large snails within!) and slight damage to one top corner. Water lapped up against the pathway just a few inches below; quite a tranquil scene looking across to Hayling Island if only you could block out the noisy road behind.


Good condition 2013-03-12 13:30 - TP3012 (Eastland Gate)

FB Number: S2644   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Up a muddy, snowy and icy lane with a bitingly cold wind to reach this trigpoint - aah, so good to be alive! To the Forest Of Bere, Denmead for a reviving cup of coffee, then back down the motorway, aurally accompanied by the devine Polly Jean (Let England Shake) - what could be better: walk, trig, pub, music?


Good condition 2013-03-12 12:45 - TP3281 (Furzeley Corner)

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

Lucky today in that as I arrived at the stable gates, a woman there was opening them - she readily let me in after I'd explained my rather eccentric quest. I crossed the vacant 'parade ground' made of some artificial substance, (she'd kindly directed me this way rather than go through the muddy field) to reach the trig in the far corner. It's in good condition with cap in place and indented lettering. One side was covered in clinging ivy which I removed. This was a satisfying visit, because years ago I failed to locate this pillar.


Toppled 2013-03-11 12:15 - TP5331 (Pauncefoot)

FB Number: S5736   Condition: Toppled   Score: 4/10

What a sad spectacle, the pillar is now almost hidden covered by ivy and brambles - future visitors should bring a pair of secateurs along. Today, snow covered the immediate area, creating a wintry, desolate scene. I needed cheering up, so headed for my favourite country pub: the Cuckoo at Hamptworth, a fine pint of Ringwood therein quickly reviving my spirits as the snowflakes twirled about outside.


Good condition 2013-03-02 14:00 - TP6064 (South Bockhampton)

FB Number: S4372   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Easy 'bag' on my way to Bashley 1-0 Arlesey.


Good condition 2013-02-20 11:30 - TP2721 (Dalcrue)

FB Number: S6020   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Seen from the Pitcairngreen/Dalcrue road, and an easy stroll up. As I stood observing the pillar, a group of unusually inquisitive sheep approached to keep me company: very friendly locals!


Good condition 2013-02-20 11:00 - TP2761 (Denmarkfield)

FB Number: S6015   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from the decaying kirk. It's a fine building, surely it deserves preserving? As I walked away up the hill there were two oystercatchers sat comfortably upon the kirkyard wall. The pillar remains in good condition with its cap in place with indented inscription. A bonfire smouldered nearby sending smoke swirling through the woodland, somehow making the scene more redolent of autumn rather than this dull February day. Upon my return I noticed that the oystercatchers were still there enjoying the serenity of the countryside!


Good condition 2013-02-18 14:30 - TP2990 (East Lomond)

FB Number: S3163   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Approached this from the West Lomond direction, calling in to look at the old lime kiln workings to the south-west. Then up and over the other side to slip & slide down the icy flanks and return to Falkland.


Good condition 2013-02-18 12:30 - TP0674 (West Lomond)

FB Number: S1615   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked from Falkland via the Maiden Castle Iron Age Fort (quite a contrast to Dorset's Maiden Castle).


Good condition 2013-02-17 10:30 - TP6425 (The Roundie)

FB Number: S4729   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in Post Box Road, and took the badly littered footpath up to the Roundie. Surely the Co-op has a responsibility here to keep the path free of litter most of which seemed to come directly from their premises - much large packaging evident. On the Roundie the pillar seemed in good condition although its covering of green lichen made full examination difficult; asphalt cap. Favourite haunt of dogwalkers; had to be careful where you walked; called in at the Co-op and mentioned the litter mess - the woman there said she'd let the boss know tomorrow......


Good condition 2013-02-09 13:45 - TP4690 (Matcham Park)

FB Number: S2532   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked briefly in nearby carpark where you have to have membership or risk clamping, so just like Jochta I rushed up the hill, made a quick observation of the pillar: base exposed due to soil erosion, and no cap - it was gently raining with an all round mistiness, so had limited views today. Back to the car within 10 minutes. What a strange arrangement for this carpark.


Good condition 2013-02-04 15:00 - TP1656 (Broadreed Farm)

FB Number: S4046   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this from Watergate Hanger direction. The field had recently been ploughed, so the pillar was easily seen. Luckily the clods of freshly churned earth weren't too muddily cumbersome. Raised lettering in a reasonably intact pillar.


Slightly damaged 2013-02-04 12:30 - TP1544 (Bow Hill)

FB Number: S4038   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Missed this one in 2005 when last here;hidden away in a jungly overgrowth in those days; today the whole site has been cleared making this an easy visit. A roughly circular walk from Walderton taking in three trigpoints.


Toppled 2013-02-04 11:00 - TP6702 (Walderton Down)

FB Number: S4040   Condition: Toppled   Score: 5/10

Toppled, but in fair condition as others have described, despite being 'uprooted' in 1968. I noticed from an old map of 1983 that the footpath to nowhere was,in fact, once a full footpath which carried on over to Kingley Vale. So since that time the path has been truncated - I wonder why? Today, I noticed that the fairly new footpath sign has had its eastern finger removed/cut off. Again I wonder why? Is this some possessive landlord/farmer? All quiet up here today, although I was thrilled by the sight of a herd of fallow deer leaping the footpath's fence to escape this alien presence.


Good condition 2013-02-02 11:00 - TP3726 (Hemerdon Ball)

FB Number: S3412   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the uneven watery footpath from the Hemerdon village road, passing sheep-filled fields, and then passing into woodland. Sad to report, but some of the woodland is now 'out of bounds' because of ramorum disease which is killing larch trees. Many have already been cut down. No direct path up to the trig, but a fairly easy find nonetheless for the pillar is within the not too extensive trees of Hemerdon Ball. Good condition with plug intact. On return saw a young fallow deer who didn't seem too perplexed by my presence.


Slightly damaged 2013-01-27 13:32 - TP5309 (Park Hill)

FB Number: S7283   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Walked up from All Saints Church which must be one of Hampshire's most beautifully positioned churches. The higher we climbed the more snow and ice we encountered; at ground level the thaw is in full watery progress. Pillar tucked into a hedge next to a small reservoir: no particular special views from pillar - much better from footpath above East Meon. Exchanged boots for shoes and visited All Saints to admire the sensational Tournai font.


Good condition 2013-01-15 16:00 - TP6591 (Trotton)

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

Visited this one on way home from Cocking/South Downs Way walk. Parked just off the A272 near a garage, and scrambled through bushes and up onto Trotton Common. Very sodden and squelchy - definitely the right decision to wear wellies - with the low winter sunshine blinding (no shades!) it was with a little difficulty I located pillar s 6372 in open heathland.


Good condition 2013-01-15 12:15 - TP0320 (Linch Ball)

FB Number: S1517   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just before reaching this trig, I spied two separate herds of fallow deer, one of sixteen, the other of nine. I quietly approached the nearer larger group; they belatedly spotted me, causing some confusion and mild panic resulting in the whole herd jumping in front of me and across the two fences of the South Downs Way, rather than taking the easier route by simply disappearing over the hill of the open downs, which is what the second smaller group did. What a sensational display of graceful leaping! After that excitement I strolled up the hillock to the pillar to scoff my pasty whilst reflecting on the deer spectacle.


Good condition 2013-01-15 11:00 - TP3759 (Heyshott Down)

FB Number: S4055   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

From Cocking Church I walked up the increasingly steep Manorfarm Down, through a dark and slightly eerie wood to reach the South Downs Way. As I climbed higher, there appeared pockets of ice and snow; also it was extremely muddy. The top of Heyshott Down was beautifully & completely snow-covered, which came as a surprise for, typically, Southampton (from whence I came) has had no snowfall, and I wasn't aware that neighbouring Sussex had any. I crunched my way across the ice & snow to reach pillar s4055 which was in good condition with metal cap intact. Fine wintry views to the north.


Good condition 2013-01-08 12:00 - TP5754 (Royal Oak)

FB Number: S2621   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In middle of field, grey and wintry (both pillar and weather!) In next field repairs to oil pipeline was going on, a nearby notice informed me. There looked like one of those oil drills in position. Next, visited St.John's Church, West Grimstead - it still had its fully decorated Christmas tree and crib in place, (not to be removed until Candlemas Day on February 2nd apparently). From there to the wonderful Cuckoo at Hamptworth for a pint of Ringwood. So: a perfect few hours: trig, church architecture, and pub.


Damaged 2013-01-03 14:05 - TP2912 (Dundee Law)

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

Wonderful views of course from up here; incredible how close together Dens Park and Tannadice are (enjoyed my recent visits to both grounds)


Good condition 2013-01-01 10:00 - TP3784 (High Dykes)

FB Number: S6995   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Left Southampton at 04.37 to drive up to Scotland. A superb drive with the motorways all to myself, musically accompanied by Bach's Christmas Oratorio for a couple of hours: delightfully stress-free driving. Following breakfast at Lancaster Services, visited this trig at High Dykes. Parked by gateway opposite Honey House (as others have recommended) and splashed my way across an exceptionally muddy field to pillar no s6995 for an easy 'get', then back up the empty M6. Fine all round views, this was a good start for Trigging 2013!


Slightly damaged 2012-12-04 14:30 - TP5696 (Riversdown)

FB Number: S1657   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

This was in the middle of a stubbly, muddy field, next to a tumulus according to the map. The tumulus was barely that: there was just the smallest of humps because it seems to have been flattened by years of farming. Perhaps it should have been fenced and thereby protected. The trig pillar was slightly damaged at the top, on one corner, and has no cap. Visited here during a circular walk from Kilmeston where is the source of the River Itchen. The source itself was actually flooded today following weeks and months of prolonged rain - why should I have been surprised by this? But I was.


Good condition 2012-12-03 11:00 - TP6710 (Wallers Ash)

FB Number: S1632   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

My second attempt to find this pillar, the first in May 2009 when I was spectacularly unsuccessful. Today with the benefit of winter's bareness, and gleaning useful information from this website I located it set upon a hillock over the top of the railway tunnel. Unfortunately, the surrounding area has been disfigured by abandoned vehicles and large assorted rubbish, making this an unofficial dumping ground. A scrubby, untidy scene. Saw a greater spotted woodpecker near the pillar which was cheering. The nearby track is the former Alresford to Andover drove road.


Toppled 2012-11-17 16:30 - TP7042 (Woodford)

FB Number: S2208   Condition: Toppled   Score: 2/10

A sad spectacle, for pillar s2208 is toppled and lies cut down in the undergrowth. The flush bracket is face down, but I could feel the numbers! The history seems to be (with thanks to previous visitors): damaged for years, probably by a tractor; damage first noted in June 2005; 'rockable' in October 2008; definitely still standing as recently as April 2011.


Slightly damaged 2012-11-17 13:00 - TP1488 (Blandys Hill)

FB Number: S5551   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

This pillar has a distinctive crack all around the middle. Difficult to tell whether this is weathering or damage of another kind. This should have been an easy 'get', via a short footpath across a field, but within the field were three frisky black bullocks who all rushed over to see me as I stood at the gate. This necessitated an awkward diversion through prickly holly bushes, and over two barbed wire fences, which probably added 10 minutes to the whole venture. Such persistance! Later, watched Swindon Town 4-1 Yeovil Town, so a fine day: one trig, good win, and a pint at the Black Boy, Winchester on way home.


Good condition 2012-11-13 14:00 - TP7095 (Yarnbury Castle)

FB Number: S2170   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Sitting proudly atop the ramparts of Iron Age Fort, Yarnbury Castle; this was an easy find during my Stapleford - Steeple Langford walk. Had to cross the potentially lethal A303 twice to get to & fro Yarnbury (amazingly nothing coming during both crossings!) but what a fantastic historical site/sight this is (notwithstanding the crashing thoroughfare nearby.) Yarnbury, is of 28 acres, and has one large main ditch with significant ramparts, plus other accompanying earthworks particularly near where the main entrance (to the east) used to be. Only sheep living here now. Magnificent place.


Good condition 2012-10-30 15:00 - TP6431 (The Warren (Glamis))

FB Number: S7132   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Approached this one from the old railway track of the former Couper Angus to Forfar line. Skirted a small pine wood, through several fields to find the pillar in the middle of a scruffy weed-filled field, with not especially remarkable views. Extremely quiet - no one about: no royals, no gamekeepers, and sadly no trains.....


Good condition 2012-10-30 10:30 - TP6617 (Turin Hill)

FB Number: S4480   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited s4480 during a walk from Aberlemno to Turin Hill. As I approached the summit a great mist descended covering the hill and blotting out all views for ten minutes or so. Signs nearby of Iron Age Fort embankments; also a more 'recent' mediaeval area as signified by a roughly circular wall. Also close by is a cairn erected in 1943 in honour of a local soldier. The cairn contained a rusty 'Excalibur'. On way back down had a hair-raising experience outrunning two young frisky black bulls.


Good condition 2012-10-28 14:00 - TP4239 (Kinnettles)

FB Number: S7124   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had to dig out the FB number. Used some flat sharp stones to dig out the earth and then scraped around the muddied number with a piece of wire found dangling on a fence. Climbed back over a drystone wall and two barbed wire fences to return back downhill to the road. A rarely visited trig it seems.


Slightly damaged 2012-10-23 13:00 - TP6616 (Turf Hill)

FB Number: S5550   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked in Saddleback Road and walked the short distance into what is now a local nature reserve; many fir and beech trees, close to a modern kissing gate. In one direction there are rather obscured views over the treetops. Pillar is damaged on three corners, one badly, no cap.


Good condition 2012-10-10 12:30 - TP1555 (Bozedown)

FB Number: S4862   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I diverted from my Thames Path walk (Goring to Reading) to visit this trig. A rather difficult one to visit on private land, but nonetheless hopped over a wooden farm gate, and walked alongside some woodland in the shadows, opposite a huge country house. Soon entered the security of a large wood, but had to creep through brambles, bracken, fallen branches, and 'grabbing' fir trees. To a field, climbed upwards but pillar not there. However, close by, a large herd of alpaca - luckily able to avoid them, because trig was in the adjacent field, up another hill. As I approached the pillar, I could hear the sound of nearby gunfire,always a slightly unnerving sound, and hoped that 'they' wouldn't shoot an unarmed intruder. Pillar in good condition, with asphalt filling. Good view of the Thames and where I hoped to be in about half an hour. Beat a hasty retreat feeling very much the fugitive on the run.


Slightly damaged 2012-10-05 14:30 - TP1439 (Blackbushe Aerodrome)

FB Number: S5559   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Parked in a puddle-filled lay-by going west, just past the entrance to Blackbushe Aerodrome. The pillar was about 300 yards down the pulsating A30, 10 yards within a wood, and over a ditch. Nicely covered on top by bright green moss, this pillar also had vestiges of white paint. Minor damage to one corner; cap in place. Certainly no views woodwards, and only glimpses opposite of the airfield. Just come from the Kempshott trig, so not a day for beautiful views.


Good condition 2012-10-05 13:00 - TP4159 (Kempshott)

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

I parked in nearby Sainsburys, and took an ugly roadside walk back up to find the hidden pillar which is only inches within a very prickly hedge. Intact cap, with lettering. No views: what did this place look like when this pillar was constructed?


Good condition 2012-10-05 12:00 - TP1831 (Bylands Farm)

FB Number: S6209   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

This pillar is situated in the middle of a recently harvested field - piles of hay were scattered about, although the area around the pillar itself seemed to be a barren section of the field. A gathering of teazels adorned the pillar, although their summer flowering days are long past. Whilst driving to Turgis Green, I was very nearly in a collision with a buzzard, which suddenly swooped down from out of the skies narrowly missing my windscreen. I had to brake sharply in what was quite a surreal experience. Phew!


Slightly damaged 2012-09-22 13:45 - TP6003 (Skinners Green Farm)

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

Partially hidden in a hedge to the left-side of the road travelling northwards. A little difficult to reach, but plug is intact. Some top damage possibly caused by hedgecutters, so further damage is likely every hedge-cutting time. Visited this (and Greenham Common) en route to watch Swindon Town 4-0 Bournemouth so a good day: 3 trigs & 4 goals!


Good condition 2012-09-22 13:00 - TP3492 (Greenham)

FB Number: S6936   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very strange to be back here in quiet Greenham Common - my first return since Cruisewatch days - what a contrast! Also strange the 'two for one' pillars here. Didn't hang around for long - poignant memories...


Toppled 2012-09-22 13:00 - TP7431 (Greenham Common)

FB Number: S5544   Condition: Toppled   Score: 3/10


Good condition 2012-09-21 16:00 - TP6996 (Winkton Common)

FB Number: S4375   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In middle of boggy field just off the Avon Valley footpath. The pillar and field must be victims of flooding in what is a river plain. Today the ground was very wet & boggy in places, despite minimal rainfall this month. Could see Christchurch Priory in the background. Trigpoint no:s4375 is the lowest positioned that I've encountered so far.......


Slightly damaged 2012-09-21 15:00 - TP1461 (Blackwater Hill)

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

Walked from St.Catherine's Hill through mostly pine woodland. Many paths to choose, but fairly easily found - just look for the highest point! Passed earthworks (Iron Age or Mediaeval?) at one point, and a huge concrete reservoir, plus plenty of dog-walkers. The pillar is within the trees of Blackwater Hill; presumably the mound was treeless when the pillar was constructed, so today there are no clear views. There is damage to two corners, the plug is filled in with asphalt, and it looks as if the spider could easily be prised out; future vandalism is likely in this quiet, but frequently visited spot.


Good condition 2012-09-21 13:30 - TP2469 (Cowards Marsh)

FB Number: S4318   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Felt very conspicuous visiting this one; fortunately no-one around. Climbed two gates, then slipped under a fence, crossing the site of the old railway line to do so, with the pillar virtually covered by thorny brambles and stinging nettles. Missed it at first, but just as I was about to give up, I spotted it within the hedge. I was forewarned and armed (thanks fellow trigpointers!) with a pair of secateurs so was able to make a reasonable assessment: fair condition given its brambly 'home' with no cap. This is definitely the most camouflaged pillar I have yet discovered - and what a delightfully named area, although I thought my actions today were rather heroic.


Good condition 2012-09-21 12:00 - TP6126 (St Catherines Hill Bosley Heath)

FB Number: S4377   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up St.Catherine's Hill from Fairmile noting an old disused railway crossing (crumbling huge concrete posts and traces of the old track). Paths criss-crossed each other; very sandy underfoot. Gorse bushes, heather and birch trees predominating (yellow, purple & silver!)


Toppled 2012-09-03 15:00 - TP7002 (Winterslow)

FB Number: S2604   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Visited this pillar following a six mile walk through the Wallops: Nether,Middle and Over. Enjoyed a lemonade at the Shire Horse (next to Grateley Station) then drove the short distance to East Winterslow. The pillar now stands slightly toppled at an angle between two posts of an electricity line, its base exposed. Near a water tower, and today a huge 'strawhenge!' Beautifully calm & serene area, the only sound came from above in the form of a helicopter, presumably from the Middle Wallop Airfield.


Good condition 2012-08-11 17:30 - TP0771 (Aberuthven)

FB Number: S6100   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Found pillar s6100 hidden beside busy A9 near Auchterarder. In long grass, just yards from the madding throng, originally painted white, no cap. Returning from Airdrie United 4-1 Dumbarton, after receiving a speeding ticket on the A73 approaching Airdrie. The programme seller thought it was hilarious that I'd been given a £60.00 fine, and that I was still going to pay more money to watch Airdrie!


Good condition 2012-08-07 14:00 - TP4277 (Knock Of Balmyle)

FB Number: S9447   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up past Tomlea Farm, and then ever upwards across heather, granite rocks, bogs and grasses to reach the top of Knock Of Balmyle, noticing Loch Mharaich below. Saw one roe deer on the way up, and two on return. Lots of bees at the summit, honey bees I think, enjoying the heather and sunshine. A huge granite stone a hundred yards away from the pillar: I hugged it, of course.


Good condition 2012-08-03 15:00 - TP6836 (Westerkeith Hill)

FB Number: S4604   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Halleyburton car park; fine views as you'd expect. On way down met an American walker looking for Long Loch. Further down two dogs fighting each other as appalled owners tried to separate them - fearsome stuff! Such adventures......


Good condition 2012-07-29 19:30 - TP5485 (Pole Hill)

FB Number: S4731   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pillar set on what looks like a tumulus. Rain threatening; I could see about a mile away rainclouds dramatically falling from the sky,complete with rainbow,and heading my way, but a quick dash across the splashy fields avoided another soaking.


Slightly damaged 2012-07-28 14:00 - TP2002 (Carrickstone)

FB Number: S3563   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Visited this trig en route to watch Clyde v. Partick Thistle at the Broadwood Stadium, only unbeknown to me the match was being played at ....Alloa! Thanks Scottish Football League & Daily Record for letting me know. Not happy,but at least I got to see the Carrickstone pillar. An unusual placement this one,as already described below. What a different scene this must have been back in 1945 when the pillar was constructed.


Good condition 2012-07-27 19:00 - TP1719 (Bruceton)

FB Number: S6944   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Made this visit a difficult one for myself by missing a track up to the pillar, and heedlessly plunging into and through a forest of giant ferns! Once out of the jungle I quickly located the pillar; all fine as reported by others. Spotted Kinpurney Hill about 10 miles away, virtually opposite. Thence to Ardler and the Tavern......


Good condition 2012-07-25 19:30 - TP1450 (Blacklaw Hill)

FB Number: S4605   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Evening drive to Piperdam,and strolled through the grounds, across the golf course and up to Blacklaw Hill. Grand views of Dundee, the Firth Of Tay and the North Sea.


Good condition 2012-07-22 14:00 - TP1007 (Bandirran Hill)

FB Number: S6018   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Collace Church which was disappointingly locked - this seems to be the norm in Scotland - curious building in the churchyard, a mausoleum containing a weathered but beautiful C13 chancel arch, removed from the old church. The pillar was hidden on a mound by surrounding bushes within a heather covering. I noticed Dunsinane Hill to the east, but not a witch in sight!


Good condition 2012-07-09 14:00 - TP6933 (Wick Down)

FB Number: S2607   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up to Gallows Hill on Wick Down from Downton, with, as ever during this wettest of summers, rain threatening. It was pleasing to see a large number of butterflies up here apparently none the worse for persistant soakings. The pillar is next to the footpath virtually hidden within bushes. I was disappointed at its position; looking at the map, I imagined it in a prominent part of Gallows Hill, but not so.


Good condition 2012-07-06 13:00 - TP1899 (Candover)

FB Number: S1674   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This must be the steepest footpath in Hampshire (perhaps the south of England) taken to reach the pillar. There is even a warning sign to say that the footpath is steep and slippery - it wasn't too bad ascending, grabbing branches & trees, but coming down was very tricky. It didn't help that I was wearing wellies. Ended up sliding part way down on my backside in mud,glorious mud! The Monsoon season continues:rain,rain,rain,rain....then more rain!


Good condition 2012-06-25 16:00 - TP3529 (Grovely Castle)

FB Number: S2203   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

One of those wonderful former Iron Age hillforts:this one comprises 13 acres,and has one circular embankment and one ditch. To the north-east part of the site has been ploughed over,but probably well over three-quarters of the fort survives. As I approached the pillar a skylark was perched atop. Ate my wayfarer's fare with my back against the pillar whilst 'drinking in' the views. Wiltshire at its best.


Good condition 2012-06-25 14:00 - TP6811 (West Hill)

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

Slight diversion for this one during a circular Steeple Langford/Grovely Castle walk. At last a hot,beautiful summer's day,enhanced by many dog-rose bushes on Wylye Down perfuming the air. This pillar is unusually set against the roadside(Wylye to Dinton),is in good condition with its plug asphalt-filled. Quiet road with little traffic:as I stood there,the joyful song of the lark filled the air - they fluttered up from the ground at intervals. Certainly,in this part of Wiltshire all seems to well with the larks....


Damaged 2012-06-18 15:30 - TP3988 (Holybourne)

FB Number: S1679   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

This pillar is as badly damaged at its top as that at Torrisholme Barrow, Lancashire (recently visited) - perhaps even more so, the concrete appearing to be crumbling to the touch. Probably originally damaged by a tractor, the pillar being positioned in the middle of a wheat field. Further deterioration seems inevitable. Had just completed a walk in the Lower Froyle and Well area, and grabbed this trig on the way home.


Good condition 2012-06-15 15:30 - TP3011 (Easthoe Farm)

FB Number: S2629   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

In the middle of a large field next to two decaying water towers,and a new tower. The field appeared to be in an arable state; in the next field a herd of cows seemed to be rather nervy and jumpy - not sure why. Rain threatening,and large drops began to descend from the leaden skies as I reached the trig. A quick run for it,back to the silver machine! A most unsummery day, with unpleasant gusting winds, crashing trees and occasional heavy showers: perhaps the weather was spooking the cows? It could be late autumn. As I ran for the car,I could see Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower through the murk; scattered skylarks as I rushed from the field.


Good condition 2012-06-15 13:00 - TP6049 (Soberton Heath)

FB Number: S2647   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I'm not sure why this area is called a heath for I saw nothing that signifies that. Simply lush green fields scattered around a countrified suburbia. Climbed over a farm gate, then scrambled through a thorn hedge to find this pillar.


Good condition 2012-06-15 12:00 - TP3955 (Hoads Hill)

FB Number: S2646   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Fairly easy to find,and just one barbed wire fence to negotiate. All intact.


Good condition 2012-06-08 15:30 - TP4300 (Knowhead)

FB Number: S6013   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this trig from the Campsie direction, took a rough footpath under trees, thence up a large field walking in the tractor tyre furrows through young green growth to reach a tree covered knoll. Then in a north-easterly direction to find pillar beside a hedge. The earth here is a dark reddish colour,reminding me of Cornwall's soil.


Good condition 2012-06-08 14:00 - TP5848 (Scone Aerodrome)

FB Number: S6016   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from St.Martin's village, and took the wide green footpath towards Scone across large fields. Beautiful open countryside with fine views; I spotted the pillar from about a mile distant, and trudged across and up a field to reach it positioned as it is close to Perth Aerodrome. Lots of small black slugs on the wide footpath:they actually looked quite attractive!


Damaged 2012-06-01 10:00 - TP6542 (Torrisholme Barrow)

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

Pillar badly damaged as previously reported, whether deliberately or accidently it's impossible to know. Good views, particularly across to Morecambe Bay. All on my own at first, when suddenly a plethora of dog-walkers appeared as if pre-arranged, completely shattering my peace, quietude and introspective harmony!


Good condition 2012-05-31 17:00 - TP6823 (West View)

FB Number: S5336   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Staying in Lancaster tonight en route from Southampton to Scotland. Decided to walk to West View from central Lancaster(so glad to get out of the car)along country lanes,and passed what I sensed used to be a psychiatric hospital(Moor Hospital)now forlornly closed. Wonderful Victorian building,some of it cathedral-like:surely this will not be demolished? Found trig in middle of sheep-filled field - they politely moved out of my way as rain threatened:lowering grey & black clouds drifting in from the moors. Very atmospheric;it was early evening time. But my luck held,and returned to Lancaster in a reasonably dry state. Later a fine pint in the Brown Cow!


Good condition 2012-05-23 12:00 - TP4167 (Kentswood)

FB Number: S2624   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Lovely,peaceful location,with fine views and sheep & lambs nibbling away in the fields.Climbed over farmgate and into field to get to pillar - sheep didn't seem to mind!


Good condition 2012-05-15 13:00 - TP4094 (Ibsley Common)

FB Number: S6438   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at Mockbeggar by the Green, near the small 1851 church, and walked up the lane/track onto the heath. The pillar is painted white, and is easily spotted from a distance. Surrounded today by nibbling, grazing, contented cows.Lots of birdsong, but again nothing from that ever and increasingly reclusive cuckoo. Sign on the pillar states:The Ringwood & Fordingbridge Footpath Society adopted this trig pillar on 14th July 1994. How does one adopt a trig?


Good condition 2012-05-08 16:16 - TP3115 (Farleigh Hill)

FB Number: S5555   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Pillar no s5555 is an awkward one to locate.It is only inches from the roadside,but well hidden within a copse,and up an embankment.There is a narrow space between saplings,so I hauled myself up and over.It's an extremely confined space,and there is a house and garden just yards away to the right.No views of course - it rather reminded me of Applepie Hill in Berkshire:when constructed,these two trigs must have originally overlooked decent views.


Good condition 2012-05-08 14:43 - TP3665 (Hatchwarren Lane)

FB Number: S7285   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Unsuccessfully sought this one years ago, but today armed with some directions from the fabulous Tripointing UK website, I found it. Just about 100 yards down Hatchwarren Lane from the Farleigh Wallop direction there is a gate on the right with the challenging 'No Public Access' sign. The pillar is a few paces to the right, and was covered in brambles, and surrounded by nettles: no wonder I missed it first time round.


Good condition 2012-05-08 13:00 - TP1756 (Bugmore Hill)

FB Number: S1646   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Pillar sat within a field of growing green produce of about 4 inches height. Walked down a set of tractor tyre marks, thus avoiding any trampling down of the growth. Then walked down the track to get a glimpse of what used to be Godsfield Church,C14 in origin.


Good condition 2012-04-30 14:00 - TP5194 (Nuffield)

FB Number: S4909   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

No: s4909 was hidden within a hedge opposite the Old School House. I had to clamber over a farm gate to get into the field,and had some difficulty locating the trig. It was almost completely covered in lichen,ivy and other entangling growth, and once I'd done some weeding(for future visits here I'd suggest bringing a pair of secateurs) I was able to determine its number and that its plug had been removed. I imagine that in high summer this pillar would be wholly concealed within the hedge. Happy gardening!


Good condition 2012-04-30 12:00 - TP3516 (Grims Ditch)

FB Number: S5729   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was an easy one to find atop of Grim's Ditch and now on the course of the Ridgeway National Trail. Today the countryside hereabouts was a mixture of yellow (oil seed rape) and green, with many varieties of spring flowers growing on Grim's Ditch:greater stitchwort, bluebell, cowslip, dandelion, common dog-violet and wood sorrel. A wonderful array. Plenty of gormless pheasants about, but worryingly I still haven't heard the cuckoo yet this springtime.


Good condition 2012-04-04 14:00 - TP3884 (Hill Of Kirriemuir)

FB Number: S7053   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Delightful visit in the snow, and luckily found the pillar instantly. Good condition, no cap,and slightly surprised that it wasn't in a more prominent position. Interested to be in Kirriemuir for the first time as it's the birthplace of JM Barrie, and perhaps just a little more importantly also the birthplace of one Bon Scott. What a Whole Lotta Rosie! Must get back here to watch Kirriemuir Thistle play.


Good condition 2012-03-31 14:15 - TP4969 (Muirheads Resr)

FB Number: 4596   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This trigpoint looked a little difficult to reach,as it is inside the former Muirheads Reservoir surrounded & enclosed by a high barbed wire fence,but there is a gap by the main gate through which I scrambled.There are two large swimming pool-like basins now empty of water,but the potential here to create some kind of sporting arena is obvious.Why is it locked away?It appears to have been desolate for many years.One grassy bank was absolutely full of colourful primroses,and daffodils scattered the rest of the site.Following this visit I carried on to Gayfield Park for the first time to see a fine game of football (Arbroath 2-3 Brechin City):a perfect afternoon with 3 trigs and 5 goals!


Good condition 2012-03-31 14:00 - TP1856 (Cairnconon Hill)

FB Number: S4484   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route to watch Arbroath v Brechin City (2-3)- Up a steepish wood-filled knoll,covered in the yellow flowers of gorse & broom - it felt very springlike up here. Fine views. What a terrific combination: trigpointing & football.


Good condition 2012-03-31 13:00 - TP6812 (West Hills)

FB Number: 1610   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Called in at West Hills en route to my first visit to Gayfield Park (Arbroath 2-3 Brechin City) - great entertainment! The pillar was in the middle of a recently ploughed field which was exceedingly muddy.Therefore,donned the trusty wellies,and scuttled across quickly. Pillar in seemingly good condition with cap intact.


Good condition 2012-03-27 12:00 - TP6857 (Wexcombe Down)

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

On a walk from Ludgershall across the downs, this pillar is positioned high on the downs next to a couple of tumuli, with also nearby a concrete water tower (now obsolete,I think) making an interesting group. I thought that the water tower would not be out of place within a sculpture park, such is its looming presence. Concrete can be architecturally pleasing y'know!


Good condition 2012-03-27 11:00 - TP6932 (Wick Down)

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

Visited this pillar during a superb walk from Ludgershall into some quite remote downland countryside.The trig is in the middle of a recently ploughed and planted field:young green shoots were emerging,so tip-toed across as carefully as I was able. No one around,just the skylarks merrily singing.


Good condition 2012-03-12 14:00 - TP4021 (Horsedown Common)

FB Number: 5554   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This was very much on so called private property as evidenced by the expensive concrete & metal sign alongside the trig pillar which stated:'If you can read this sign,you are on private property and are trespassing'. Oh Yeah? This was/is a common.So when did it become 'private property'? Lovely views from the pillar which is positioned in the middle of a grazing field (no animals there today). Private property indeed!


Good condition 2012-03-08 13:00 - TP1507 (Blunsdon)

FB Number: S2421   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up a track to the east of this trig,round a couple of field boundaries to reach no:s2421 which is set within a line of bushes and trees. On to Malmesbury for my first ever visit - intriguing abbey,and a fine pint in the Smoking Dog.


Good condition 2012-02-27 16:00 - TP3656 (Hartridge Farm)

FB Number: 4646   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy find in middle of field with young growth of cabbages or greens? Able to walk up to pillar through the furrows.


Good condition 2012-02-27 14:00 - TP4548 (Lough Down)

FB Number: S5726   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

'Bagged' this one on The Ridgeway walk (Aldworth, Streatley, Goring, Westridge Green).I'd reached Streatley & Goring (just had to cross the border into Oxfordshire), before returning to Aldworth by a vaguely circular route. Decided to climb Lough Down and rejoin The Ridgeway by this pleasant country way, thereby avoiding the A417. Although only 138m, the ascent was a puffing,huffing one. The pillar is tucked away in a line of bushes next to a stile. Rested awhile on a nearby wooden bench,ate my vittles,and enjoyed the views below of the Thames Valley.


Good condition 2012-02-20 13:30 - TP4560 (Lowbury Hill)

FB Number: S5724   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A slight diversion from the Ridgeway, but well worth it. From the white painted pillar couldn't miss Didcot Power Station to the north,and grand country scenes in all other directions. Strange to think that once upon a time a Roman temple existed on this hillside, and across the Ridgeway on Roden Downs is a Roman burial site.


Good condition 2012-02-20 10:00 - TP2371 (Compton)

FB Number: S5727   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

Doesn't Applepie Hill sound full of country promise? Sad to relate that this trigpoint was hidden within scrubby bushes where no views were possible, and surrounded by assorted litter. I suppose,back in the thirties when this pillar was constructed, there were then unobstructed views......


Slightly damaged 2012-02-14 15:30 - TP6469 (Thruxton Down)

FB Number: 1697   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

En route to see Swindon Town 3-0 Crawley Town. Walked uphill, inevitably ignoring the private property sign. As I ascended, the ground became considerably muddy and I'd stupidly not changed from my shoes to wellies;imbecile! The near side of the trig was a recently ploughed field; fortunately the far side wasn't,otherwise my shoes would have been drowned in the quagmire.Earlier I'd visited St.Peter's Church in Shipton Bellinger,and as I wandered around the church a cheery woman entered, and after greetings she quipped:'I hope you're not going to nick our roof lead!'


Good condition 2012-02-14 14:00 - TP5435 (Pickpit Hill)

FB Number: S1696   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Approached from south,parked near an old military entrance,all fenced & barbed wired. Walked through a small wood,climbed over one barbed wire fence,to easily find pillar s1696 just below the top of Pickpit Hill where brick & stone scattered around suggested a demolished army building. In one direction Tidworth, the other Ludgershall. Unremarkable area.


Slightly damaged 2012-02-07 12:00 - TP3234 (Fort Gilkicker)

FB Number: S2709   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked in Fort Road,and walked along a footpath through a golf course to Fort Gilkicker. The pillar is on the fort's mound,but fortuitously outside of the actual fort, and virtually hidden from view by surrounding gorse bushes. Pillar is slightly damaged at the top of one corner with another cracked piece ready to fall.


Good condition 2012-01-30 14:30 - TP3965 (Hogs Back)

FB Number: S5829   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Decided to do this one the hard way! Climbed up the Hog's Back from the south during a circular Puttenham walk. As I reached pillar s5829 I spotted a red Norbert Dentressangle lorry rushing past on the other side of the hedge. So exciting! Jane Austen knew the Hog's Back and on 20th May 1813 wrote to her sister Cassandra that 'I never saw country from the Hog's Back so advantageously'. Me too! The Hog's Back also gets a mention in Richard Thompson's song: MGB-GT.


Converted 2012-01-23 12:30 - TP2614 (Crooksbury Hill)

FB Number: S6512   Condition: Converted   Score: 8/10

My first ever trig in Surrey; a rapid ascent up to the top of Crooksbury Hill leaving me somewhat breathless, but of course the views were worth it. A strange and unusual trig for this is a much 'fatter' pillar, and at some stage must have replaced the original. There is one of those information metal tops giving the mileage to various points of interest. Also a plaque saying that the pillar was restored in 1991 as part of the Ordnance Survey's bi-centenary celebrations. The view across the treetops and fields of Surrey & Hampshire are wonderful, although today I noticed the smoke of 5 bonfires over the whole vista.


Good condition 2012-01-16 15:15 - TP1126 (Beedon Hill)

FB Number: 5824   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in Beedon village just south of the footpath necessary for this 'bagging'. A little difficulty in finding this one which is cunningly hidden within a wooded area and in tangled under-and-overgrowth. The trig is mostly covered in green lichen, but seemed to be in reasonable condition. Black horned sheep in nearby field. Strange tall growth in adjacent field (to pillar)- almost bamboo-like, well over 10 or 11 feet high. Shame I'd left it too late to visit Beedon Church; back soon.


Good condition 2012-01-16 14:30 - TP5613 (Red Lane)

FB Number: S5728   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy one to find this. Ignored the bold red sign at the entrance to the field which stated: 'Keep Out - Private Property'. Was tempted to rip the sign off, but resisted. We need Scotland's freedom to roam laws. Short, couple of minutes walk into field with woodland to the left, turned left at end of woods, and there was trig s5728. Good views over the countryside towards Catmore where I'd recently visited the fascinating St.Margaret's Church situated within the site of a long gone mediaeval village: there are tell-tale earthworks there to the north west of the church where the village once stood. Amazing to think that Catmore had for over 300 years a weekly Monday market (started in 1306, discontinued in 1620) but today is little more than a hamlet. Great combination: Trigpointing and history!


Damaged 2012-01-06 14:00 - TP5551 (Quarley Camp)

FB Number: S1692   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked by footpath on B3084, Grateley road. This pillar is within an Iron Age hillfort, which surely should be open to all. Therefore, ignored 'private - no access' signs, and clambered over one barbed wire fence.Within this ancient fort was another warning: 'private - shooting in progress'. Obviously a hostile 'landowner' - fully deserved to be ignored. The sign appeared to have been there a long time; certainly no gunfire today, so carried on. Wonderful hilltop fort of 8 acres with originally two main entrances (to the south-west & north-east). Severe cracking damage to pillar around the flush bracket - looked deliberate to me; its's hardly in a postion to be damaged by any kind of farmwork. I love these old places, and of course treat them with respect; never could understand the concept of so called private property.


Good condition 2011-12-10 15:00 - TP2726 (Damerham Knoll)

FB Number: S2807   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A mud-splattering walk from Damerham/Alderholt direction, but nonetheless enjoyable for that. Nice to see the villages seasonally festooned with cheering lights and decorations; also good to be at Damerham Knoll on this winter's afternoon admiring the rolling landscape in the gloaming.


Good condition 2011-11-22 11:30 - TP0741 (Blissford)

FB Number: S2704   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Abbots Well was a fascinating visit dating from at least the thirteenth century. This 'perpetual spring' has slaked the thirst of many a traveller/walker over the centuries. Trigpoint s 2704, although in a fine location, was something of an anti-climax for me, following this mediaeval discovery.


Good condition 2011-11-17 12:30 - TP5212 (Odiham Firs)

FB Number: S5845   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quiet setting within a small wood - later was again thwarted in my attempts to visit St Mary's, Winchfield, which Pevsner describes as 'Norman of a singular ferocity'. Shame it's always locked; have to be content with its exterior ferocity...


Good condition 2011-11-02 17:00 - TP3552 (Hackpen Hill)

FB Number: S2403   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short stroll from the nearby carpark - had to return here because a few years ago whilst walking the Ridgeway, my intended diversion here was not possible due to the field being ploughed. Getting dark today, raucous rooks wheeling around, some mistiness creeping in, and winter days beckoning.....a wonderful atmospheric November day to be enjoyed.


Good condition 2011-11-02 16:00 - TP7084 (Wroughton)

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

Easy one, and with fine views over towards the devine celestial city! I know it's 'only' a town, but poetic licence and all that....


Slightly damaged 2011-11-02 14:30 - TP6520 (Toot Hill)

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

Ah Swindon: my childhood home! This whole side of the town was open fields when I lived within the old railway town of the Fifties. No steam trains puffing by these days, although I recently discovered the site of the nearby long lost Rushey Platt Station about one and a half miles due east of this trigpoint, complete with its lower platform still in situ. This was a significant discovery for this old railway enthusiast!


Slightly damaged 2011-11-01 12:16 - TP5302 (Park Farm)

FB Number: S4443   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

As others have stated a rather unspectacular area, but the views towards Winchester increased its standing somewhat.


Good condition 2011-10-24 16:30 - TP0873 (Ardgilzean)

FB Number: S6017   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Hobbled up (twisted ankle on the Black Hill earlier) to reach this one from the Blairgowrie/Perth road, across a stubbly field, crows flapping around noisily. Windy with lowering clouds made for an atmospheric visit, worth my laboured approach (& return).


Good condition 2011-10-24 14:30 - TP4225 (Kings Seat)

FB Number: S1619   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Collace to Dunsinane Hill where scarily I saw just three sheep within the old castle: there was something about them - hmmm 'double, double toil and trouble; fire, burn; and, cauldron bubble' - I quickly moved over to the Black Hill where I managed to twist my ankle (was this a witch's curse?) then hobbled to the top of the King's Seat. But the pain was worth the splendid views.


Good condition 2011-10-22 13:00 - TP6828 (Wester Balgedie)

FB Number: S3206   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Pleasant location with nearby bench where I sat for a while anticipating the footballing feast I was later to experience (East Fife 1-0 Stirling Albion) - on return, called in for an excellent pint at the Village, Milnathort. A perfect afternoon.


Damaged 2011-10-18 11:30 - TP5716 (Rogate)

FB Number: S1669   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

I missed this one years ago - just couldn't find it on that occasion, but discovering it today I think I must have been inches from it then. Most of the trees on the slope to the north have recently been cut down making the views in that direction unobstructed.


Good condition 2011-10-10 13:00 - TP3227 (Fore Down)

FB Number: S5826   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walking the Ridgeway. Found this almost shyly hidden trig within some trees and undergrowth just a few yards off the ancient track. Here in its unobtrusive position, it looks over the valley towards the villages of East and West Hendred. On the opposite side of the Ridgeway is an early Iron Age round barrow which is the deliciously named Scutchamer Knob. I say 'round' guardedly, for that was its original shape but due to some past ruthless excavation it is now more of a 'croissant' shape as I recently heard it accurately described! This was a fine spot to rest awhile sheltered within the trees (very windy today) and partake of my wayfarer's fare.


Good condition 2011-10-04 14:00 - TP2381 (Conham)

FB Number: S3382   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Detoured from my Keynsham to Bristol (Kennet & Avon canal walk) to find this suburban trigpoint, and located it via Lime Road behind some houses and next to a field. Not the most glorious setting, and some gardener had deposited grass cuttings and other garden waste around the base of the pillar. I don't know: some people have no respect for these holy concrete creations which are such an essential symbol of our surveying tradition! I returned to the river path by way of 'the hundred steps' as signposted down through the woods, only I counted 122 steps, so someone has got their sums badly wrong!


Good condition 2011-10-03 11:00 - TP3650 (Hart Hill)

FB Number: S2714   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2011-09-22 14:15 - TP3847 (Hill Barn)

FB Number: S5825   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

On Ridgeway walk from Kingston Lisle noticing an absence of wild flowers all along its route today coinciding with the sight of a slow moving tractor in the nearby field squirting a chemical spray, its unpleasant odour very noticeable. Not even a single daisy on this stretch. Bagged this trig quickly, before scampering away to avoid the poison. Shame, because the walking territory here is so good, but what a desolate flowerless region.


Good condition 2011-09-19 12:15 - TP3705 (Heath Lane)

FB Number: S2643   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached from Occupation Road (I hadn't then read comments below about no access) but it was just a simple hop over a couple of fences to reach pillar. No one around fortunately.


Good condition 2011-09-17 15:30 - TP4632 (Manor Farm)

FB Number: S2711   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just off the coastal path, over/through the pesky barbed wire fence to reach this one. The wind was getting up and the waves below were frothing & slapping the beach in an hypnotic trance-dance type beat: wonderful!


Good condition 2011-09-17 13:30 - TP4591 (Lymore)

FB Number: S2710   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A solitary location with a low view of the Island across the fields; quite a 'glowering' scene before me today with lowering grey clouds scudding along with more than a hint of an autumnal rain squall imminent. Such an affecting day, with that lovely salty tang in the air, and this trigpoint to investigate.


Damaged 2011-09-13 15:30 - TP5067 (Nea Croft)

FB Number: S2633   Condition: Damaged   Score: 3/10

Long-time damaged - walked into field to find this leaning pillar in hedge.


Good condition 2011-09-13 14:45 - TP6280 (Sway)

FB Number: S2712   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 2011-09-13 12:45 - TP1802 (Burton Common)

FB Number: S4373   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Waterditch through a typical heath scene: gorse, heather, silver birches, sandy soil, birdsong, and ponies. All quiet on all fronts.


Good condition 2011-09-13 11:00 - TP4667 (Markway Hill)

FB Number: S2700   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Typical New Forest heath scene in a heather wonderland with ponies foraging close by.


Good condition 2011-08-21 14:00 - TP4724 (Meall Chomraidh)

FB Number: 10466   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Spur of the moment this one! The rest of the family were all for messing about in boats on Loch Rannoch, but I fancied a climb - didn't even realise that there was a trigpoint up there, so nice surprise. Got absolutely soaked: part rain, part several headlong falls in the saturated heather. But worth it for the art of trigpointing. Is this Art?


Good condition 2011-08-18 19:00 - TP1673 (Brookholme)

FB Number: S5384   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from central Lancaster, en route to Scotland. Fine views of the meandering River Lune. Back to Lancaster and a pint at the White Cross.......


Good condition 2011-08-17 11:30 - TP2742 (Deacon Hill)

FB Number: S2636   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up the track just off the Morestead road -no red flags today. My second attempt. On the first occasion I'd just visited the superb little Norman church of St Andrew, and walked through the churchyard and past the sentry box(!) but soon encountered red flags. Everything fine today with lovely views of Winchester.


Good condition 2011-08-17 10:30 - TP3095 (Fair Oak)

FB Number: S2751   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I was rather surprised what a fine location this is; I'd looked at the map and expected creeping suburbia with poor views etc., Nice to be proved wrong.


Good condition 2011-08-13 14:00 - TP3087 (Ewe Hill)

FB Number: S2434   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2011-08-13 13:00 - TP6935 (Wickham)

FB Number: S5823   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Spent ten minutes or so trying to locate this one. Eventually found it in the scrubby woodland. Presumably a very different scene here when this trig was constructed?


Good condition 2011-07-11 16:30 - TP1107 (Beacon Hill Catchment)

FB Number: S6534   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This pillar had an MOD notice attached to it similar to the one at Miles Hill I'd seen earlier today. Definitely Army territory hereabouts as signified by those old WWII pill-boxes set within the hillside; quite a network of concrete remains were evident.


Good condition 2011-07-11 14:00 - TP4820 (Miles Hill)

FB Number: S5542   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A walk from Fleet Pond during which I visited pillar no:s5542 and decided to linger awhile in the hope of seeing a 'plane take off from Farnborough Airport. Within minutes I was rewarded as a small (perhaps 50 seater) 'plane came tearing down the runway towards me - I'm sure that the pilot managed a 'wing-tilt' acknowledgement to me as he/her roared off into the sky! And the trigpoint? Attached to it was an MOD notice stating 22 Field Hospital and a jumble of numbers significant to them only. Also spotted nearby a pile of spent bullet cartridges. Within five minutes of walking away from all of this, I noticed many beautiful coloured damsel-flies hovering over the heath streams; also the yellow of bog asphodel and the tiny tormentil flower. Such a great variety of interest hereabouts.


Good condition 2011-07-08 17:45 - TP6144 (Stagbury Hill)

FB Number: S2726   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quiet here today with just the ponies for company which is fine by me. Plenty of gorse bushes giving off that delightful coconut aroma in a tranquil spot.


Good condition 2011-07-08 16:30 - TP5080 (Netley Marsh)

FB Number: S2720   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Walked across a couple of fields to this seemingly little visited pillar - no cap, asphalt filled - in overgrown hedge. That's it!


Good condition 2011-07-08 16:00 - TP1672 (Brook Hill)

FB Number: S2472   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Crossed the field from the bridleway feeling quite conspicuous, but no one about. Eventually found the pillar with some difficulty, in hedge facing the bridleway - it was certainly well hidden, but seems to be in good health.


Good condition 2011-07-07 10:30 - TP6453 (Thorns)

FB Number: S2713   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10


Slightly damaged 2011-07-05 14:00 - TP0313 (Four Marks)

FB Number: S1672   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

This pillar has taken a buffeting, and now stands at an angle. Perhaps further damage is to be expected - you wonder whether the farmer would like to see it removed? Otherwise, not in too bad a condition: cap in place.


Good condition 2011-06-21 13:00 - TP2971 (East Dean)

FB Number: S2806   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked near the railway crossing and walked up to this one. The rail sidings, now disused, were never shown on the map - all to do with the 'secret' bunkers at nearby West Dean. I wondered how extensive the tunnels are, and whether they stretch this far eastwards? Above ground 'all was well with the world', the pillar in good condition as previously reported.


Good condition 2011-06-20 14:00 - TP1029 (Barford Down)

FB Number: S2606   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Partially hidden in a thorn bush, but once I'd removed some prickly twiglets was able to see that the pillar is in generally good condition. Fine surrounding countryside.


Good condition 2011-06-20 12:30 - TP2212 (Clearbury Ring)

FB Number: S2608   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Unwelcoming notices up here, which naturally I ignored. Quite muddy, so glad I'd decided to wear wellies and was able to tramp merrily around, avoiding some inquisitive cows. Clearbury Ring is a small, univallate(5 acres) Iron Age Fort, unusually covered in trees, bushes and assorted greenery, making a detailed examination of the fort difficult, but nonetheless rewarding. I remember, years ago strolling around here one springtime and the flanks of Clearbury were completely covered in cowslips.


Good condition 2011-06-10 14:30 - TP4242 (Kinpurnie Hill)

FB Number: S7054   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Ascent initially through a fine woodland path and gurgling burn alongside, and as we climbed the fabulous countryside of Angus took beautiful shape below us. Schiehallion caught my eye: this will be my first Munro.


Good condition 2011-06-10 11:00 - TP1649 (Broad Moss)

FB Number: S7123   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Rattray passing a memorial cairn to Donald Cargill, Covenanter, Born Here (in Halton) c.1610, Martyred 1681. Then up to Broad Moss to find the nicely preserved pillar in the middle of a cow-less field, giving off fine views in all directions.


Good condition 2011-06-06 12:30 - TP6348 (The Bastion)

FB Number: S2659   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Managed to get over the fence with the minimum of scratches - this was certainly a challenging encounter; fortunately nobody came along the footpath as I was scaling the heights. However did Husseyhill manage to pose for that photo? Well done!


Good condition 2011-05-31 15:00 - TP2976 (East Garston)

FB Number: S2526   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walk from Chaddleworth. This pillar is beautifully situated on the Lambourn Downs. Today felt like high summer, the sound of the larks was sweet upon the air, and there was absolutely no sound audible from the C21. A blissful few moments in time; lolled in the long grass and enjoyed a leisurely lunch in complete isolation, whilst watching the aerobatics of a soaring and majestic red kite appropriately enough heading for Kite Hill. Also noted the silent fluttering of colourful butterflies, and the slashes of poppy red brilliantly speckling the otherwise green landscape - I think I can feel a poem coming on....


Good condition 2011-05-24 11:00 - TP6824 (West Wellow)

FB Number: S2721   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Approached this one from Wellow village, walking through, and round, the many ponies gathered here. Must have passed this trig thousands of times over the years on the road to Salisbury, plus the Cuckoo at Hamptworth!


Good condition 2011-05-20 15:00 - TP2838 (Droxford)

FB Number: S2638   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2011-05-20 14:00 - TP1336 (Berry Hill)

FB Number: S2637   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed others by walking part way round the footpath, then seeking and finding a way through the barbed wire fence, and then quickly making it up to the trigpoint. Looking at the map earlier I'd expected better views, but pleasant enough farming land.


Good condition 2011-05-20 13:00 - TP2939 (Durley Manor)

FB Number: S2750   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2011-05-10 15:30 - TP6176 (Steventon Hill)

FB Number: S5828   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Visited this trig on my way home after a long Thames Path walk. Today was a momentous one because later in the evening I discovered this website, and my life has not been the same since!


Good condition 2011-05-09 11:30 - TP6199 (Stoke)

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

Run of the mill visit to this pillar situated in a paddock. Quiet today; no one about.


Good condition 2011-05-06 14:00 - TP6771 (Watermans Field)

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

Quite well camouflaged; needed a little weeding, but seems in good condition.


Good condition 2011-05-03 12:30 - TP5498 (Popham Beacon)

FB Number: S1647   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Not much fun to get to this one. Like others, parked at the westwards Little Chef, through a scrubby area off the carpark, over a fence and into the field.


Good condition 2011-04-21 12:30 - TP5279 (Painswick Hill)

FB Number: S5301   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On our way to visit our rugby playing niece at Hartpury College, and called in here. Loved the Iron Age Fort and the views, but wasn't too sure about the golf course and wouldn't you know, on our way back down, from out of nowhere it seemed, Louise was struck on her hand with a deadly golf ball. Serious bruising. So beware fellow trigpointers - this is a dangerous place!


Good condition 2011-04-13 18:30 - TP4158 (Kemphill)

FB Number: S7131   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Strolled along from Coupar Angus to find this one; earlier had been looking for any signs of the former railway station with limited success. Also visited the remains of Coupar Angus abbey.


Good condition 2011-04-12 14:00 - TP4926 (Morrone)

FB Number: 10759   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Climbed up from the north-east. As I approached the summit I was somewhat perplexed & disappointed to see FOUR white vans parked there! I certainly didn't expect that. Two BT men were part way up a mast replacing a satellite dish, and I was asked to keep leeward of the working area 'in case anything fell from the mast' - so had to wait 20 minutes before inspecting pillar 10759, the first of this type I've seen, being a relative novice. Chatted to one of the men who admitted 'another five minutes would have done for me', and he explained that he'd had to remove his gloves because he couldn't grip the tools necessary for fastening the dish. But then the intense cold almost prevented him from completing the task. Such commitment to the absolutely necessary cause of mobile phone use, he laughed! I then strolled down the easy track side of Morrone leaving winter behind and re-entering spring.


Good condition 2011-04-09 13:00 - TP3933 (Hillside)

FB Number: S3204   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As others have done parked in track entrance across the road and took an easy stroll up to the pillar. On my way to see Alloa Athletic 1-0 Airdrie United - gradually getting through Scotland's football grounds, and there's usually a trig en route to go and investigate. Also called in at the Woolpack, Tillicoultry, for a great pint of beer.


Good condition 2011-03-27 11:30 - TP2157 (Chilling)

FB Number: S2694   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easily sighted just a short distance from the sea during a pleasant stroll in this hinterland. Pillar in good condition, cap missing, asphalt filling.


Good condition 2011-03-19 13:00 - TP0316 (Butser)

FB Number: S1501   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On circular walk from Buriton and busy on Butser Hill it being a Saturday afternoon. Enjoyed the bowl barrows, round barrows, three lines of banks & ditches, and on the south side some Celtic fields. So much of interest up here, as well as the trig of course.


Good condition 2011-02-15 12:15 - TP3377 (Glebe)

FB Number: S2630   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Splashed my way up to this one - the footpath seems to have disappeared. Quick look; raining again. An unremarkable visit.


Good condition 2011-01-24 14:00 - TP2372 (Compton Hut)

FB Number: S2210   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bagged this one during a Broad Chalke-Compton Down-Chiselbury walk. Lovely cold winter's day with the light good, the breezes slight, catkins dangling from slim branches, old man's beard festooning many a footpath, and still some bright red rose-hips in the hedges, and on the ground fresh shoots of grass and (unknown to me) plants and flowers all showing that a new season is approaching.


Good condition 2011-01-18 14:00 - TP6845 (Weston Down)

FB Number: S1655   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy find this as others have described.


Good condition 2011-01-10 15:30 - TP5677 (Ridge Way)

FB Number: S6074   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited here following a walk around the Dorchester area which has re-ignited my love of Hardy's poetry: fine winter's day so it went 'all day cheerily' for me!


Good condition 2010-12-07 12:15 - TP7044 (Woodgarston)

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

Walked past a turkey farm to get to this trigpoint. They looked so happy.......


Good condition 2010-12-01 14:30 - TP2775 (Dibden)

FB Number: S2471   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Damp, with misty views across to Southampton. All Saints Church had the unfortunate distinction of being the first church in England to be bombed in WWII.


Good condition 2010-11-03 13:00 - TP5207 (Oakshott)

FB Number: S1667   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On a long walk today on an absolutely gorgeous autumnal day with the trees looking their colourful best. William Cobbett riding through this area in 1822 said of this countryside that it is 'beautiful beyond description'. It also put me in mind of Edward Thomas's poem 'Digging.'


Good condition 2010-10-26 11:30 - TP0673 (Scroggiehill)

FB Number: S9400   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Rather overgrown and seemingly sinking into the ground; FB number visible though; no cap. On return to wooded area by the Kirkton Of Lethendy road, I saw my first Scottish red squirrel (last saw one years ago on Brownsea Island.) The first of many more, I hope.


Slightly damaged 2010-10-25 14:15 - TP4241 (Kinnoull Hill)

FB Number: S5917   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Invigorating walk up here with grand views to admire. Enjoyed the folly, as always (the more follies the better I always think.) What a prospect afore us.....


Good condition 2010-10-23 13:00 - TP1772 (Burghill)

FB Number: S5714   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

En route to watch Montrose v Arbroath (1-1): a fine contest in a time-honoured stadium. Who needs the greedy Premiership? This trigpoint was easily reached with a quick stroll up through a scrubby field, where I was joined by an inquisitive robin.


Good condition 2010-10-10 14:30 - TP3089 (Exton)

FB Number: S1532   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from a lunchtime visit to the Shoe at Exton to admire the views from this fine vantage point.


Good condition 2010-10-06 13:15 - TP3120 (Farnborough)

FB Number: S3120   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On West Ilsley-Farnborough-Catmore walk. Nicely situated behind All Saints Church which is worth a visit with its Norman nave, although I much preferred the humble country church at Catmore. As I left Farnborough I noticed a worrying sign at a farm which stated: 'Minimal Diseases Pigs - Keep Out' (makes a change from: 'Beware - Dogs').


Good condition 2010-10-05 10:30 - TP5775 (Rushington)

FB Number: S4449   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

A bit of fence-climbing to get to this one. Why is it that the previously empty footpath suddenly became busy as I leapt over the other side of the fence? Felt very conspicuous - bit like being in a zoo! (I imagine).


Good condition 2010-10-04 11:15 - TP3763 (Hicknor Hill)

FB Number: S4445   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Near to home, but nothing to get excited about. I approached through the woods (I like the more challenging approaches!) to find this well preserved pillar. Lot of diggers & building work progressing nearby: this was rather an ugly 'bag'.


Good condition 2010-09-28 18:15 - TP2121 (Charlbury Hill)

FB Number: S2435   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A grey overcast evening with rain threatening - must have been a portent, for later, STFC (formerly the 'Best In The West') were spectacularly beaten 2-3 by Plymouth Argyle! Somehow I'd contrived to miss this trigpoint when walking the Ridgeway some years ago.


Slightly damaged 2010-09-21 11:30 - TP4123 (Itchen Down)

FB Number: S1658   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Fine downland; walked many times. Called in at the Ship, Bishop's Sutton (or is that Bishops Sutton?) for a celebratory pint after visitng this trigpoint.


Good condition 2010-08-30 14:30 - TP5793 (Salt Hill Resr)

FB Number: S1671   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2010-08-26 17:30 - TP5918 (Sharpes Farm)

FB Number: S2619   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A roughly circular walk from Timsbury through the rain-soaked land, with more threatening, but it's always worth a soaking to be out & about, especially if a trigpoint is part of the fun.


Good condition 2010-08-03 16:00 - TP5737 (Rosemount)

FB Number: S7133   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Nearly gave up on this one, but just as I'd decided to leave, I spotted it hidden within an overgrown hedge. Lots of fruit pickers about, mostly Czech and Polish lads & lassies - gave four of them a lift into Blairgowrie: much amusing banter.


Good condition 2010-07-23 12:15 - TP4788 (Michelmersh)

FB Number: S2606   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

In its rather odd position in overgrown field, but with many gorgeous wild flowers to admire.


Good condition 2010-07-18 15:30 - TP6312 (Tangley Clump)

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

On a circular walk from Tangley, where I enjoyed the lunchtime hospitality of the Cricketer's Arms before setting off. This pillar was in the middle of a wheat field, so with careful progress walking in channels thus avoiding any damage, I soon reached no:s1702 where I sat atop for some minutes soaking up the sunshine. Wishbone Ash's 'blowing free like a cornfield' came appropriately to mind - on return to Tangley village, visited St.Thomas's church to admire the rare & fabulous C17 lead font; looks a little like a milk churn but is an exquisite piece of art - a Hampshire treasure.


Good condition 2010-06-28 11:30 - TP4939 (Mount Farm)

FB Number: S5747   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Had initial difficulty locating this one because the crops were high and the pillar wasn't quite where I expected it to be. Perseverence paid off.


Good condition 2010-05-11 10:30 - TP1351 (Big Green Hill)

FB Number: 11175   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I've noticed this one many times driving to Salisbury, so today I thought it was about time I stopped to bag it. Easy hop over the farm gate, up the knoll, 'morning' to the beautiful cows, and there is trigpoint no:11175. Good to view Romsey Abbey from a different perspective.


Good condition 2010-05-10 12:15 - TP3483 (Green Hill)

FB Number: S2635   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2010-04-26 15:15 - TP6286 (Swinford Farm)

FB Number: S6758   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Made a diversion for this one from a long distance stroll along the Thames Path. I was fascinated by the toll history of the nearby Swinford Bridge: 'only' 5p a car to cross it, but as many thousands of vehicles use this bridge annually, that's a significant income (about £4million) for the anonymous owner who bought it for £1,080,000.00 in December 2009. The tolls are set by Parliament. A beautiful bridge too, built in 1769 of a golden colour, with voussoirs and balustrade.


Good condition 2010-04-19 11:00 - TP3160 (Field House)

FB Number: S2696   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Walked up the grassy incline from the footpath with the trees to my right. No one around; very green and overgrown in the pillar's vicinity. Lovely birdsong.


Damaged 2010-04-12 12:30 - TP5433 (Picked Hill)

FB Number: S1926   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Love this area! Walked up from the canal towpath to climb Picked Hill; although supposedly 'private property' this seemed to be an easy approach without any significant difficulties. Pillar has a large chunk missing from one corner. Back down to the Kennet & Avon and crossed Cocklebury Bridge (aka Ladies Bridge: so named after one Lady Susannah Wroughton, landowner, who at first refused to allow the canal through her lands until a £500 sweetener changed her mind!) to find Swanborough Tump. This is the acclaimed spot where the future Alfred The Great met his elder brother King Aethelred on their way to fight the Danes; the beginnings of the formation of the English Nation - what an historic place!


Good condition 2010-04-02 11:00 - TP3861 (Hill Of Alyth)

FB Number: S6892   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Strayed from the Cateran Trail to visit this one. As I approached the trigpoint, crunching through virgin snow, I was delighted to see a pair of lapwings/plovers/peewits (isn't it a fine thing to be known by three names?) performing what I can only describe as some elaborate courtship exhibition characterised by much swooping and fluttering, and highlighted by that unique pleading, piping sound. Perhaps they were also excited by the sight of this pillar which was in good condition, with its cap infilled with asphalt.


Good condition 2010-03-16 11:00 - TP1329 (Bere Hill)

FB Number: S1694   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

This was not easy - managed to crawl under the fencing to the west of this enclosure; then encountered a jungle of brambles and prickly barbs. Really suffered for the cause today! The pillar seemed to be in good condition with the cap missing (asphalt filling), but future visitors might need to bring secateurs to make things easier for themselves.


Good condition 2010-02-11 13:30 - TP6096 (Spettisbury Ring)

FB Number: S5906   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On circular walk from Badbury Rings visiting the sensational mediaeval wall paintings at Tarrant Crawford Church; also was keen to find the remains of Spetisbury Station (demolished 1959) of which both platforms remain. Above the old railway, Spetisbury Rings rise - there is very much a link between these two places, in that in 1857 during the cutting of the railway,80-90 skeletons were found, & a further 40 in 1858. These bodies are thought to be the defenders of the hillfort during their defeat by the Romans in C1 AD. And so...to the trigpoint: so much of interest here, and returned by the comically named Louse Lane. Nearby Crawford Bridge is worth a study too (mediaeval on its north side); also Shapwick Church set next to the River Stour. Such a profusion of interesting sites hereabouts....


Good condition 2010-02-11 11:00 - TP0960 (Badbury Rings)

FB Number: S2567   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A bitingly cold day up here with a lacerating east wind; the sun was shining, but absolutely no warmth in it. Did I mind? How could I with this superb site all to myself and accompanied by one hovering kestrel and two circling buzzards? And now for Spetisbury Rings....


Good condition 2010-02-09 13:00 - TP5958 (Shootash)

FB Number: S2476   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Three frisky ponies barred my way to this pillar: this was my 'Clash moment' - should I stay or should I go? What risks we trigpointers sometimes take; in the event, these ponies were merely inquisitive, and I suspect they lost interest in me when they realised I was not a bringer of food. We passed the time of day amiably enough, and they gave me permission to inspect trig no:s2476 which was in fine condition as others have reported.


Good condition 2010-02-09 12:05 - TP0744 (Lyndhurst)

FB Number: S2716   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2009-12-12 15:00 - TP5387 (Penning Field)

FB Number: S2601   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Like others had to dig a little to reveal FB number - freezing cold today; how appropriate that I'd just been playing Sandy Denny's Winter Winds in the car: beautiful song for a beautiful winter's day. Also Bushes & Briars, full of winter imagery.


Good condition 2009-11-02 12:30 - TP6772 (Watership Down)

FB Number: S1680   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

How come I didn't see one rabbit on Watership Down? What's going on?


Good condition 2009-09-29 12:30 - TP6781 (Weavers Down)

FB Number: S1677   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Accompanied by the rat-a-tat-tat staccato sound of rifle-fire from the nearby Longmoor Camp. This area reminded me of much of the New Forest with its open heath land, glades of fern and gorse, dark streams and sandy soil.


Good condition 2009-09-21 15:00 - TP6889 (White Horse Hill)

FB Number: S6005   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On long distance walk today and paused here for some vittles and to view the trigpoint. What a fine prospect from White Horse Hill, although the horse itself is in need of some maintenance - looking somewhat dowdy at the moment. Apparently the good people of Weymouth have never been impressed with the fact that King George is riding away from the town!


Good condition 2009-08-09 13:00 - TP1693 (Broughton Down)

FB Number: S2622   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

We walked up from Broughton after an enjoyable visit to the Tally Ho.


Good condition 2009-07-07 12:15 - TP6478 (Tidbury Ring)

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

Fine little stroll up to Tidbury Ring, although the Iron Age Fort has been mostly destroyed by thoughtless farming: it was with some difficulty that I could determine where the entrance to this ancient site was (to the south-east.) The heavens opened as I left Tidbury Ring and sought trigpoint no: s1656, but it all added to the beautiful experience of trigging in such a hallowed historic area.


Good condition 2009-06-22 14:30 - TP3709 (Heckfield Heath)

FB Number: S5992   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Bit of an obstacle course to get to this; over a deer fence, through overgrown scrubby thistle bushes etc., and was it worth it?


Good condition 2009-05-01 11:00 - TP7076 (Worthy Down)

FB Number: S7290   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked over to discover the site of the old Worthy Down railway station of which there is significant evidence: a platform remains in place, and the site of the WWII signal box. Back to visit trigpoint no:s7290 within the sound of the A34, and the modern concrete sculpture that is the water tower.


Good condition 2009-04-28 11:00 - TP0961 (Baddesley)

FB Number: S2470   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2009-02-20 13:00 - TP3274 (Fullerton)

FB Number: S1693   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walking in the Monxton, Amport and Quarley area today, and visited this trigpoint on drive home. The last time I visited Quarley Church it had three bells within its groundframe - incredibly in June 2006 two of the bells were stolen - how mean was that?


Good condition 2008-12-09 13:00 - TP6748 (Warren Corner)

FB Number: S1668   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

During a walk on a dark winter's day this was an easy one to locate: right on the footpath across a scrubby field, complete with circling crows.


Good condition 2008-11-04 12:15 - TP1583 (Bramshaw)

FB Number: S2718   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2008-11-04 11:00 - TP1597 (Bratley Plain)

FB Number: S2701   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2008-09-16 16:30 - TP4943 (Mount Joy)

FB Number: S2479   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visited this pillar after an afternoon's walking. This looked a little tricky with the strong fences to tackle and lots of people about, but I was in a gung-ho mood, so athletically & gracefully leapt the fences to secure my first Isle Of Wight trigpoint.


Good condition 2008-09-16 14:00 - TP6127 (St Catherines Hill Isle Of Wight)

FB Number: S2521   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2008-08-29 11:00 - TP3664 (Hatchet Moor)

FB Number: S2706   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2008-08-10 12:30 - TP7102 (Yew Tree Heath)

FB Number: S2715   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10


Good condition 2008-07-31 10:30 - TP5206 (Oakmount)

FB Number: 11075   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Had to do this the hard way didn't I? Approached this trigpoint via the railside wooded area which necessitated climbling over several difficult fences and brushing through huge brambles: a real obstacle course, but thankfully no one around to witness my Herculean efforts. I suppose I should have asked at the school, but they might have said 'no' - much more 'fun' doing it my way!


Good condition 2008-07-14 14:30 - TP6898 (White Sheet Castle)

FB Number: S2228   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

On a long roundabout walk from Stourton with four aims in mind: (i) locate the site of the Neolithic camp (ii) visit the more recent Iron Age Fort (iii) bag trigpoint no:s2228 and (iv) call in at the National Trust owned pub,the Red Lion at Kilmington. All done on a perfect walking day.


Good condition 2008-07-11 11:00 - TP0306 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S2707   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Out running across the heathland and paused here to catch my breath and note the trigpoint. Must have driven past this thousands of times in my short life. Always best to visit trigs on foot rather than the easy motorised way. My first trig gained whilst running.


Good condition 2008-07-04 14:30 - TP2057 (Causeway)

FB Number: S1698   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Wonderful walking area this. Visited trig no: s1698, eventually ending up in the George, Vernham Dean.


Good condition 2008-06-20 14:30 - TP2220 (Cley Hill)

FB Number: S2533   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Wonderful witchy Wiltshire. Drove past here hundreds of times in the seventies (Salisbury to Bristol) and always told myself I'd stop one day. Better late than never. Marvellous Iron Age fort of 17 acres, although some damage to the defences by farming, but nonetheless a glorious site/sight.


Good condition 2008-04-25 12:15 - TP2134 (Cheesefoot Head)

FB Number: S1628   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 2008-02-22 12:30 - TP0303 (Maybush)

FB Number: 11601   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Called in to the shop to buy some maps (less than half price) but can never remember the lunch-time opening times. Had a half-hour to kill, so wandered around the grounds to discover this trig at the 'home of trigpointing' - I had no idea that it was there: what a bonus!


Good condition 2007-09-11 11:30 - TP6383 (The Folly)

FB Number: S4109   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

On a circular walk from Slindon, visited this trig & folly. The folly was built by returning soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars. Met a wonderful old gentleman up here who during WWII was stationed at nearby RAF Tangmere who likes to return here at least once a year to enjoy the memory of his sadly departed wife - they used to 'do their courting up here' - we had a wonderful conversation about a variety of subjects for 20 minutes or so: delightful.


Good condition 2007-05-25 15:30 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

FB Number: S3012   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

What a wonderful city - always love coming here. Now thanks to my daughter actually living here (rather than her last residence: Dunedin, New Zealand, the 'Edinburgh' of the south) I hope to enjoy it for many years to come. Actually had the trig to myself for some minutes - caught a lull in the procession to the top.


Good condition 2007-05-22 15:00 - TP6310 (Tan Hill)

FB Number: S2525   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked the magnificent Marlborough Downs from East Kennett visiting the mysterious Wansdyke, the Oxenmere dew-pond (which has existed here since at least the ninth century), Tan Hill to pause for lunch beside trigpoint:s2525, and then on to the East Kennett Long Barrow (on supposedly private property, but I just had to visit this magnificent ancient site, and why not?). Superb walk.


Good condition 2007-05-17 16:00 - TP0307 (Farley Mount)

FB Number: 11621   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

About time I logged this one - many previous visits - always a good walk in this area.


Good condition 2007-04-27 14:45 - TP1654 (Broadhalfpenny Down)

FB Number: S2645   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10


Good condition 2007-01-23 13:30 - TP4764 (Melbury Hill)

FB Number: S6041   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited this on a cold walk from Compton Abbas. The top has had a metal information/direction table placed there in 2002: a 'points of the compass' round table, so who knows whether there is a cap in place beneath it? Looked across the valley to Shaftesbury with the tower of St. Peter's prominent. Earlier, explored the remains of East Compton Church partly demolished in 1867.


Good condition 2006-10-10 10:30 - TP5226 (Old Winchester Hill)

FB Number: S2730   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Last time I walked up here some long years ago it was with my eight year old daughter & six year old son (who repeatedly asked: 'carry me?') and I did - always a soft touch. Fascinating Iron Age fort this with a single rampart & ditch; with nearby a fine series of bowl barrows.


Good condition 2006-09-07 10:00 - TP1881 (Calton Hill)

FB Number: S3006   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Love this city - walked up from Howe Street.


Good condition 2006-06-20 14:15 - TP0743 (Liddington Castle)

FB Number: S1268   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Superb walk today taking in Shipley Bottom, Sugar Hill, Upper Upham, and the remains of the long disappeared village of Snap. And then to Liddington Castle, always to be associated with Richard Jefferies and his wonderfully descriptive rustic writing (recently re-read The Life Of The Fields.) Great museum at Coate for lovers of Jefferies' works.


Good condition 2006-04-18 11:00 - TP6888 (White Horse Hill)

FB Number: 2987   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A long walk along the Ridgeway today and what better place to take a break but here? And just as I was leaving the horse, I heard my first cuckoo of the year.


Good condition 2006-03-20 19:42 - TP1095 (Beacon Camp)

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

Decided to run up here this time - training for a 10k run - not quite as fit as I thought I was, but as always up here superb views.


Good condition 2006-01-02 13:00 - TP6753 (Warren Hill)

FB Number: S2569   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Good to be near the sea and go for a bracing walk to clear the head after recent festivities, but today this area was full of hundreds of dogs (& their owners, of course) participating in some kind of dogs & their owners competition/exhibition. Ugh: got out of there fast (with our tails between our legs.)


Good condition 2005-07-11 14:30 - TP3344 (Giants Grave)

FB Number: S2173   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Long walk in the wonderful Marlborough Downs on a hot (29/30 C) windy day. Fascinating Iron Age promontory fort of just over two acres is the Giant's Grave.


Good condition 2005-04-25 10:30 - TP2729 (Danebury Hill)

FB Number: S1695   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

One of my favourite Iron Age hillforts: always a pleasure to come up here. Of 13 acres & consisting of three lines of ramparts & ditches within an oval-shaped area.


Good condition 2004-03-17 15:00 - TP5069 (Nebo Farm)

FB Number: S2398   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On a circular walk from Clyffe Pypard after visiting the superb Goddard Arms, and Nikolaus Pevsner (& Lola) in the churchyard. Found the site of the mediaeval village of Bupton, spotted the Broad Town and Marlborough white horses, and then this unassuming trig. Later to see Swindon Town 2-0 Grimsby Town, and a rather scary drive home in the fog.


Good condition 2003-07-04 12:30 - TP7062 (Woolbury Ring)

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

Slightly awkward to get to this one, clambered over a barbed wire fence and then in full view of farmer & tractor. Woolbury Ring is of 20 acres, but much of it has been destroyed by ploughing unfortunately, therefore had no compunction about accessing this trigpoint. In the event, the tractor didn't head my way with guns blazing.....


Good condition 1999-08-23 10:30 - TP3588 (Hameldown Tor)

FB Number: S3459   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A retrospective log. Today (26/07/2017) I discovered some old walking notes. I remember this attempted walk well, for we'd started near Grimspound, but almost immediately the infamous Dartmoor mist had suddenly enveloped us. Carrying on was not an option with our two small children with us. To date, we've yet to return to complete the planned walk. Fascinating misty visit to Grimspound though.


Good condition 1997-07-27 18:30 - TP0944 (Aye Gill Pike)

FB Number: S5665   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Family holiday based near the village of Dent. First thing we did on arrival was climb over the fence of 'our' back garden and raced up Aye Gill Pike (Joe winning of course). I have photos of this pillar from that day,if only I could find them.......


Good condition 1993-08-23 14:30 - TP3034 (Eildon Mid Hill)

FB Number: S7474   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10


Good condition 1993-01-18 21:49 - TP3399 (Golden Cap)

FB Number: S3752   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10


Good condition 1991-06-08 14:00 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)

FB Number: 10684   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

I was part of a 1991 Events Team and we were raising sponsorship money for the Action & Research for Multiple Sclerosis charity. We were a team of ten carrying a colleague up to the summit on a kind of sedan chair (8 carrying & 2 resting in 20 minute relays). I remember we reached the summit in just under three hours, and all crowded round the trigpoint pillar in a collapsed heap. I've been up again since that memorable day, but it was never quite as good as that first time....




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