2017-10-12 11:49 - TP6144 (Stagbury Hill)
FB Number: S2726 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Passed more dog walking vans to get to this trig. Seems to a very popular place for them. Easy climb up to trig and it has nice views all around. Saw pigs running free in the road on the way back to car. This will be last big trig hunting cycle this year because of knee and shorter days. Might try and mop up one or two that have escaped me, but otherwise they will have to wait until next season.
2017-10-12 11:23 - TP6824 (West Wellow)
FB Number: S2721 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Got to this trig by going down track from A36. Loads of big lorries zooming down it. (A36 that is, not track) The track is a fave with dog walking companies. Saw 3 vans parked there. And had to be careful as some dogs were running free down the track. Trig has nice views.
2017-10-12 10:44 - TP5515 (Pound Bottom)
FB Number: S2632 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Just off road in a little kink in the fence line. Not much of a view.
2017-10-12 10:12 - TP0741 (Blissford)
FB Number: S2704 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice ride to this one with plenty of ponies around. As the morning goes on I see more people enjoying the day as well. Like; ramblers, dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Trig in good condition and nice views.
2017-10-12 09:40 - TP4094 (Ibsley Common)
FB Number: S6438 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice to see all the ponies all over the place. Even the occasional cow. Trig has been adopted by The Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Soc, who have painted it white. They even painted the FB so it was hard to locate, and for one moment I thought it didnt have one. Nice views all around.
2017-10-12 09:10 - TP1597 (Bratley Plain)
FB Number: S2701 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Followed the forestry tracks. There are signs on their gates saying to close gate to stop the ponies from getting in and not to pick the fungus. You can hear the traffic from the A31 from the trig. Otherwise a nice ride to it.
2017-10-12 08:40 - TP3650 (Hart Hill)
FB Number: S2714 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
This should have been an easy ride from the last trig but the A31 got in the way. I couldn't cross it so had a rather long detour. Trig in good condition but no views because of plants around it. Loads of fungus!
2017-10-12 07:34 - TP1583 (Bramshaw)
FB Number: S2718 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
After having to have a bit of a rest from trig hunting because of a slight fracture in my knee (only found by MRI) and then having to build a new wheel for the bike, it was good to be back. It was a lovely day for it. Saw the sun coming up over this trig. Its easily seen from the road.
2017-09-13 16:52 - TP4411 (Lickey Hill)
FB Number: S3147 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Last of the day as it looks like rain. Lovely views up here but the trig is in a slight hollow as doesnt have any its self. The little castle (with sign about Cadburys donating Lickey Hill to Brum) has some great views to North. And i can see that rain coming in. So whizzed down the hill back where I had parked the car. Very wet on Motorway on way home.
2017-09-13 15:56 - TP1068 (Bartley Farm)
FB Number: S3070 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Interesting one this. First I thought I wouldn't be able to get access to it as it is behind a fence in an allotment. But asked a bloke walking a dog about it and he said that he had an allotment in it and they were doing work to add 2 plots for disabled people and a toilet block. And he added there were 4 plots left, if i wanted one. As the builders had left the gates oven I was able to get to the trig.
2017-09-13 11:25 - TP2325 (Cofton Common)
FB Number: S4020 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 4/10
I do think Brum has a particular smell. Cycling through here really takes me back. But its been soooo long.... I cant remember much besides the smell. Had difficulty getting to this trig as the gate I was going to use by the School was locked. So had to go down to B4096 and hop over the fence. Loads of cows about but no prob getting to the trig.
2017-09-13 10:39 - TP1249 (Bells Lane)
FB Number: S3131 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
After doing a bit of a loop and working out I was in Hollywood, that I did use to know very well as I learned to drive around here. I finally found this trig. Its just by the side of a row of houses in some open grass. Never knew it was here...
2017-09-13 10:20 - TP3698 (Headley Heath)
FB Number: S2334 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycling through south Brum was quite interesting. Still some bags of rubbish at the side of the road. I kept thinking I knew where I was and then getting it wrong. So went to this trig first. Asked at the farmhouse and the farmer told me how to get to it. Trig is almost eaten by holly. FB is behind wire so pic isnt too good. Very friendly cow in field.
2017-09-13 09:30 - TP5933 (Shendley Hill Farm)
FB Number: S3069 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
These last 3 trigs have been very close to each other. On field side of the hedge. Good views to North.
2017-09-13 09:00 - TP3259 (Frankley Beeches)
FB Number: S2330 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy to see from the road. It is at the edge of an empty field. Had a plaque to the memory of Paul Anthony Tomes. Nice views to south.
2017-09-13 08:13 - TP0725 (Walton Hill)
FB Number: S1533 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Great start to the day. Nice walk up here. Good views to South.
2017-09-09 10:28 - TP5674 (Richmond Park)
FB Number: S3264 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Trust me to cycle along the Thames Path when there was a charity run on. Very busy and gave up and went on the road. Richmond Park was not much better. Everyone and his dog was out either cycling or driving in their cars. While the trig is on a high part of the hill there isnt much in the way of views because of the building or trees. Still a very nice morning to go for a cycle, even if it is to get only one trig! Was dry all the way back to the car but it peed it down when on M4!
2017-09-06 13:34 - TP6815 (West Knoyle Tumulus)
FB Number: S2226 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Had fun getting to this one as they were re-tarmacking the B3089 but i was given the go-ahead by the road crew as long as I got off and walked along the road side, if needed. Took BW by Chapel Farm to corner of field near Cleeve Hill. Did have a bit of a problem finding a way through the hedge to get access to the field with trig in it. The trig is cracked quite badly all over. Good views. Glad this is the last one for today as legs have gone wobbly.
2017-09-06 12:38 - TP3279 (Furze Hedge Barn)
FB Number: S2185 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Ok, its getting hard work cycling up to this trig. Its just off a BW in a resr but the fence is very easy to hop over.Not sure what the manhole cover is doing so close to the trig?
2017-09-06 11:35 - TP2339 (Cold Kitchen)
FB Number: S2183 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
The farmer has ploughed the field so getting to it was quite hard walking over the furrows. Good views all around. Decided to go back the way I came as it was the quickest way to the next trig.
2017-09-06 10:32 - TP4019 (Horningsham)
FB Number: S2184 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
In a landscape surrounded by hills why put a trig here in a valley? By a BW next to a hedge. Views only of the surrounding farmland.
2017-09-06 09:34 - TP1560 (Bradley Knoll)
FB Number: S1514 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Cycled up Cokers Ln before using the un-signed FP that goes through the very nice houses garden. Working using a mini-digger didnt give me a second glance. Left bike at the stile at the bottom on the tumulus and walked up to trig. Very steep going! Good views all around, now that the sun is coming out.
2017-09-06 08:45 - TP6898 (White Sheet Castle)
FB Number: S2228 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
My first thought was that this might be inside the resr but its not. But from the footpath I did have to hop over two fences. Trig in on a very big concrete base. Might have good views on a better day.
2017-09-06 07:58 - TP1061 (Barrow Street)
FB Number: S2225 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Trig is in a hedge by road junction. There seems to be a pathway from the roadside to it so was easy to find. Covered in ivy, so I gave it a trim before taking its picture. Not much of a view because of the hedge surrounding it.
2017-09-06 07:01 - TP5549 (Pyt House)
FB Number: S2222 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Looked like rain coming down this morning but once I was out on the bike the rain seems to be holding off. Trig is in farmers yard but no one was about so easy to get to it.
2017-08-29 11:52 - TP0303 (Maybush)
FB Number: 11601 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Got access through new housing estate that isnt on map. Well trodden path leads to it. Might have better views if trees hadnt grown around it. Rather embarrassing but I couldn't remember where I had left the car. And had to hunt around for it. Only found it when took the same route from roundabout. Note to self, remember what the road name is you parked in!!! Now to get back home and see if I can fix bike rack.
2017-08-29 11:30 - TP0541 (Southampton)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 6/10
FBM on the footpath of the road. Not too sure what people made of me taking a picture of it. Would love to see what was down the manhole cover in front of it!
2017-08-29 09:56 - TP3705 (Heath Lane)
FB Number: S2643 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Down at the bottom of Occupation Lane. The footpath seems to be in a drainage ditch. Might make it difficult to get to if wet. Lovely fuchsias on the bank side. Trig in empty grassy field, just over fence. A bolt snapped holding the rear pannier frame. And had to retrieve bits from road.
2017-08-29 09:08 - TP2157 (Chilling)
FB Number: S2694 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
When I lived in Pompy, back in the 80ies, I can remember pushing my bike along the beach around Lee-on-the-Solent but today I was able to follow a ROW, that made the cycle much easier. The Trig is just off this ROW in an empty field.
2017-08-29 08:09 - TP3234 (Fort Gilkicker)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Inaccessible Score: 4/10
Second of the day. Nice cycle through Gosport before the traffic gets bad. Lovely views over the Solent as I cycled to this trig. Ok, it was slightly better then the last one, Fort Rowner, as I could actually see this one. But Its behind two sets of fences with 24hour CCTV and NO Access signs. Spoke to a dog walker and he said it has been like this for years and there are no plans to do any work on it, at the moment. So I dont think anyone will be getting to this one anytime soon. Unless you know a friendly Coast Guard, as I did see one walking by the side of it.
2017-08-29 07:31 - TP3236 (Fort Rowner)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Couldn't find it Score: 3/10
The car was showing Particulate Filter Blocked all the time, after bagging Haresfield Beacon (TP3627), yesterday. It had been coming on intermittently for over a month so, I put in some DPF cleaner and decided to go for a good burn down the M3 to see if it would clear it. It did! No DPF light now. So I can recommend Wynn DPF cleaner. As I was down here I thought I might as well bag some TPs that were still to be done. This was the first. And I couldnt find it. OK, it is in a MOD property but I couldnt even see it (or any goats).
2017-08-28 10:13 - TP3627 (Haresfield Beacon)
FB Number: S5150 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 7/10
Lovely walk past some friendly cows to get to this trig. Great views over the Bristol Chanel. Pillar its self is made out of stone bricks and on one corner one or two are missing and a bit off the top also.
2017-08-24 10:39 - TP4616 (Mainstone)
FB Number: S7045 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Next gateway to a place that says its a "Experimental Gourmet Cherry & Berry Stand", that has quite a big car park. Could hear woman from it talking to customers as i was looking at trig. They didn't seem to mind me stamping down the stingers.
2017-08-24 09:58 - TP3398 (Gold Hill)
FB Number: S7286 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Left bike by open gate and walked up the side of the hedge to get to this trig. More nice views.
2017-08-24 09:18 - TP6730 (Ward Hill)
FB Number: S7886 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
In a field of sheep. Nice views.
2017-08-24 08:48 - TP3851 (Hill Farm)
FB Number: S7884 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice cycle running parallel to the Malverns. Its interesting to see the sun rise over it as I am nearly always on the other side. Trig its self is on the west side of a hedge.
2017-08-24 07:57 - TP5273 (Oyster Hill)
FB Number: S7271 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Just off ROW. Easy bag but hope not all the hills are this steep! Good views.
2017-08-22 10:53 - TP6974 (Windmill Hill)
FB Number: S7887 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled down bridleway that goes through Tack Farm. Didnt see many horses but loads of boxer dogs. Easy walk up from track at base of Windmill Hill. Trig is by concrete tank thing. No signs of a windmill. Now that this is the last of the day, the sun is coming out! Typical!
2017-08-22 10:13 - TP4566 (Lower Hegdon)
FB Number: S7889 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
You can see the trig in the field from the gateway, if you are traveling from the west. Saw tractor coming in opposite direction so cycled through gateway, to get out its way. But it followed me into the field. I asked the driver if I could see the trig and he gave me the thumbs up. As I walked up it and he overtook me. While I was looking at the trig he started to spread muck! Good thing I was about 20m away. Though I could smell it.
2017-08-22 09:49 - TP5096 (New House Farm)
FB Number: S7963 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled up farm road and rang house bell. No answer. Went into farm yard through open gate with "beware of the bull" sign. Loads of cows in shed, but no sign of anyone. Then saw a blue tractor coming up the road. I asked the driver if I could see trig. He gladly said yes. Wend through field by side of cow shed with sheep in it. Trig in good order. Looks like the sun is coming out. When I was going on to the next trig the bloke in the blue tractor passed me and waved. So nice to see that not all farmers are like the one at Ready Token!
2017-08-22 08:57 - TP1078 (Batchley Farm)
FB Number: S7962 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled up road to farm from A44. Then followed hedge by grassy patch. Climbed over barbwire fence and ripped joggers on it. Its in a bit of a copse so no views.
2017-08-22 08:04 - TP6665 (Upper Norton Farm)
FB Number: S3821 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
At one point my glasses fogged up so bad that I had to stop and take them off so I could see! Rather hilly around here. There would be some really good views from the Bromyard Downs, if the cloud cleared. Parked bike by fence and hoped over it and walked up to trig. Its on the North side of the hedge. Should be here at Christmas as it has a holly hat on it! Grass very wet and feet now soaking.
2017-08-22 07:24 - TP1638 (Bringsty Common)
FB Number: S3828 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Rather foggy start to the day. Followed path up from the small carpark just off the A44 by "The Live and Let Live" sign. Easy to find but no views because of the low cloud. Grass very wet. Was hoping for a better experience as this was my 400 TP!
2017-08-20 14:05 - TP5599 (Ready Token)
FB Number: S2408 Condition: Moved Score: 6/10
As I was passing, and I wanted to ask someone who had moved a trig how it was done, I called in on the off chance. I was greeted by a whole pack of farm dogs, all rather friendly though. I rang the house bell (its a bell on a chain) but no answer. After a little while the farmer, Graham, came out from one of the barns. While he was a little cold, he was willing to try and answer my questions on how he moved the trig. "Get a big JCB in and its easy. They aren't as heavy as you think", was his answer. He couldn't remember anything like the contractors name or how much it cost. He then allowed me to take some pictures of it. But it is a memorial to his grandparents so respect must be shown. Glad I was able to bag this one and get some useful info about how to move Trigs. The location for this trig has not been updated, so I have notified the website with the new coords (SP 11005 05026). But please remember that this farmer doesn't like people coming onto his yard and treat this trig with respect and always ask for permission first.
2017-08-18 12:46 - TP1760 (Bull And Butcher)
FB Number: S2364 Condition: Damaged Score: 4/10
Dont like the A423. Too many big lorries. Once off road, the walk up the FP was ok. As field still had corn crop in it, it was quite difficult to find the trig. But at least the crop is planted far enough apart for me to walk up the rows. Took a bit longer then if there was no crop but finally found it in a small opening. Quite badly cracked and leaning at a funny angle. Last of the 12 done today.
2017-08-18 11:14 - TP6715 (Walsgrave Hill)
FB Number: S2381 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Another nice cycle to get to this one. In an empty field over looking Coventry.
2017-08-18 10:31 - TP1618 (Bretford)
FB Number: S2360 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy to get to. In an empty field.
2017-08-18 09:49 - TP3157 (Field Barn)
FB Number: S2378 Condition: Moved Score: 4/10
The cycle down ROW to get to this was great fun. Lovely sun and interesting route. Only the sound from motorway spoiled it. Trig is just dumped by comms tower on its side. A very sad looking trig. It would be nice if someone could "rescue" it. Access from the road would be easy.
2017-08-18 09:00 - TP2240 (Cloudesley Bush)
FB Number: S2377 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Not quite "roadside", i would say. Entered field to the south by gateway and walked up field side of hedge to get to trig. It looks quite jolly sitting on its raised plinth.
2017-08-18 08:34 - TP7025 (Wolvey Heath)
FB Number: S2362 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
What a Stink! Cycling up the track to get to this one, was rather smelly, to say the least. Trig sandwiched between comms tower and green hut. Bit of a dumping ground as well, around it. Not the best of todays ones. OK, on to the next and lets get away from this smell!
2017-08-18 08:05 - TP3852 (Hill Farm)
FB Number: S4317 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Not too far way from the last one, TP6445. Easy to find as crop has been harvested. Much better views as well.
2017-08-18 07:54 - TP6445 (Thorn Hill)
FB Number: S2376 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Its just by the side of the road, in a housing estate. Very good condition, considering.
2017-08-18 07:27 - TP7051 (Woodlands Farm)
FB Number: S4314 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Got to this from Bedworth Ln by going through gate with "Private" sign on it. Then walked up FP. On the way back, I was stopped by a friendly enough bloke, who rented the yard at the end of the road, and was told, "If I wasn't here and opened them gates you wouldn't be able to go along here. This is private, not that it matters. But if them gates are locked you wont be able to come this way!" He was quite friendly and wasnt really upset, just wanted me to know that I should really get to the trig by going the long way around from the cinema carpark. Somehow I got the idea that he didn't get on too well with the others who lived on this private drive as he told me some stuff about them. So still, now you know, if his gates are shut, you aren't coming this way!
2017-08-18 07:08 - TP2413 (Corley Resr)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Inaccessible Score: 4/10
In gated water resr so no access. But can be seen from the gate, where I took the picture.
2017-08-18 06:50 - TP3975 (Hollyberry End)
FB Number: S3086 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy enough to find. Just off FP up along the hedge line. In sight of farmhouse so didnt hang about too long. It looks in good condition and has a coat of green paint.
2017-08-18 06:16 - TP3283 (Gables)
FB Number: S3425 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Early start to Mega-Friday where I am planing on bagging 12 trigs around Coventry. It was peeing it down when I started out but, by the time I got to this first trig, it had dried up and the sun was coming up. Trig is easy to find as its just of footpath.
2017-08-14 15:05 - TP4104 (Inham Down)
FB Number: S1907 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Ignored the sign saying "no, motors, bikes, horses". And cycled down byway. Met 3 tractors and a car. No one said anything. Only waved thanks for me getting off track to let them pass. Trig has reddish hew. Not bad views. There is a patch of mowed grass, like a lawn, with signs saying "keep off the grass", next to trig. Used as a model airplane runway.
2017-08-14 14:26 - TP4841 (Milton Hill)
FB Number: S1906 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled up from canal at Pewsey. Followed ROWs to trig. It is in a small, newly planted copse. No views. Trig has red paint patches. Saw farmers harvesting the crops. Had to watch out for tractors, with full trailers, zooming down the ROWs. Its easier just to get out of their way.
2017-08-14 13:10 - TP5433 (Picked Hill)
FB Number: S1926 Condition: Damaged Score: 6/10
I kept cycling along the canal from the FMB I bagged in Great Bedwyn. It is a very nice part of the canal. With the tunnel and pumping station. Even a very strange Princess Leia / C3PO cross on a boat in Pewsey! It is an easy hop over a barbwire fence and stroll up the hill (earth works?) to the trig. Very good views all around. Pity that the trig has a bit knocked off a corner.
2017-08-14 11:28 - TP0539 (Great Bedwyn)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Rather a late start for me today. Went along the canal to get to this FMB. Its right in the town centre and is surrounded by very well cared for pots with plants in and a lamppost. Maybe the FBM is scared of the dark? Good start to the day.
2017-08-13 14:14 - TP7391 (Hodmore Farm)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 3/10
First Surface Block logged. Easy enough to find. Most exciting part was finding a phonebox that was full of books. It had "Take a peep BOOKS (free)" on the door. On the way back, near Whitchurch Hill. Got several interesting ones.
2017-08-11 07:42 - TP2453 (Cottingtons Hill)
FB Number: S1681 Condition: Moved Score: 5/10
After bagging the last 4 by car, I thought that I better get on my bike to bag the next. For some reason I didn't do this last year, so as it is well within cycling distance, it was the target. Lovely early morning cycle along the Kennet and Avon Canal. While going up the road to Hannington the power cables above it made a very disconcerting crackling sound. Trig has been moved to edge of field. Quite easy to find. But it is in a very sorry condition. Spider gone and the FB has chip marks all around it. Lovely view to West. Good fun coming off down the hill. And got back home in time for "Pop Master" as well. :)
2017-08-10 07:42 - TP5279 (Painswick Hill)
FB Number: S5301 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Parked car at Painswick Beacon car park and walked up to the fort, where the trig is. Great views to NW. Trig has Toposcope hat, so cant see spider, but still, it hasn't got brick cladding like previous trig (TP2165) so can see FB. Lovely way to start the day. Now for a long car drive to get Mrs 50th birthday present.
2017-08-10 07:14 - TP2165 (Chosen Hill)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Converted Score: 6/10
Another trig got to by car. This is becoming a habit now. Parked by church and walked up the road and then pathway to trig. Lovely sunrise over Gloucester. This trig has not only got a toposcope over its spider but, has been covered in brick work, so cant see FB. Not too sure why this was done. Others that have been topo-ised, have had FB left uncovered (see next log of TP5279). Great views to SW.
2017-08-08 17:36 - TP3206 (Flowers Hill)
FB Number: S3369 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Second of the day. Left Mrs and dog in car again. Went to clubhouse and spoke with Club Secretary Ryan, who gladly gave consent. As long as I was aware of golf balls, etc. He was very pleased that I asked permission and said that they got several visits a year. I took a short, direct walk, out of club house, up hill to 5th tee. Trig is very well cared for and has a lovely fresh coat of white paint. It was a quick visit as it looked like rain. Got back to the car and the napping Mrs, before it started to pee it down. M32 on the way home was very wet! How i love motorway driving in the pouring rain!
2017-08-08 13:15 - TP1248 (Bellevue)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Inaccessible Score: 6/10
We were driving through Bristol, l so I took the chance to bag a couple of trigs on the way. This trig is now behind a new housing development but after reading the previous logs, I decided it was worth a try. Leaving the Mrs and Neptune the dog, in the car, I rang the bell of No19 and a bloke called Freddy answered the door. He and his partner were very friendly and kindly invited me in to their house. The trig is behind, not only their wooden fence, but a wire security one as well. It is also being eaten by the surrounding vegetation. I didn't fancy climbing over two fences. Even if the owners did offer to find me a ladder. The house has great views over Temple Meads Station and Bristol in general. At night it must be spectacular. Not too sure that the Mrs understood why I was so excited about bagging this trig (or any one, to be honest!)
2017-08-07 11:25 - TP6417 (The Ridge)
FB Number: S5148 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Last of the day. Easy enough ride down the path from 109m point near Bott's Farm. Its not on the OS map and the one that is there is too far to the west. Not much of a view because of trees. Now to get home and have egg and bacon butty! Only been waiting for it since 5 this morning!
2017-08-07 10:55 - TP1767 (Bunkers Hill)
FB Number: S1889 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Wow, a panted trig, but not how you would think! No boring white paint for this baby. Hares and "the all seeing eye". Groovy baby! Just Groovy...
2017-08-07 10:33 - TP4380 (Lea Castle Estate)
FB Number: S3782 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Just off the road edge.Not at highest part of hill either. Why put a trig here?
2017-08-07 10:21 - TP6957 (Wimbury)
FB Number: S3784 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
As I wasnt able to get access to TP7023 and this trig wasnt far out of my way I decided to bag it. Easy enough, just follow the paths made by all the, very friendly, dog walkers around the fields edge, to it. Standard "trig in the hedge".
2017-08-07 10:04 - TP4381 (Lea Castle Gardens)
FB Number: S3783 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Inside someones garden. No one at home so walked up fence line past wheelbarrow to trig. Rather a strange place as its not at the top of the hill.
2017-08-07 09:42 - TP7023 (Wolverley Road Nursery)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Couldn't find it Score: 1/10
I could see the start of a path from the ROW to this trig but it stopped after about 5m with a load of cider bottles. I asked a lady walking a dog and she said the trig was there but it was very very VERY overgrown with brambles. After trying to clear about a meter i gave up. I dont want to be ripped to shreds. I might monitor future logs for this trig and come back if someone braver then me clears a path to it.
2017-08-07 09:29 - TP3786 (High Habberley Farm)
FB Number: S3953 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Then remaining trigs should not take long at all as the are nearly all very close and on the same road. On edge of row of houses. In very good nick, considering.
2017-08-07 09:10 - TP6402 (The Maypole)
FB Number: S3948 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
After the first 3 of the day taking about an hour each, it took me no time wizzing down the hill into Wribbenhall. Took ROW opposite end of B4190 and entered field over a gate lying flat on the ground. I then cycled along dog walkers paths to about 50m of the trig. Climbed through a very dilapidated fence to get to Trig. Not much of a view because of trees. Blue tent was near it. Good views over the town as I came back the same way.
2017-08-07 08:40 - TP5298 (Park Attwood)
FB Number: S2293 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Got completely lost around "The Sladd" getting to this one. I could hear the road but could I find it? Still got there in the end. Through gateway to Reservoir and turn left. Easy to see it in the grassy field.
2017-08-07 07:25 - TP4244 (Kinver Edge)
FB Number: S2291 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
My word it was hard work cycling up to this trig. But it was worth it.
2017-08-07 06:34 - TP3420 (Gothersley)
FB Number: S1888 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice cycle up from Gothersley Lane, past the farm and house then left at the private bridleway. This last bit was a bit muddy. Its very red mud around here! Good views to west. Its def horsey country around here.
2017-08-05 12:21 - TP3738 (Hensborough Hill)
FB Number: S2359 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled around Draycote Water to get to this trig. I could see the thunder storms coming and and saw two loads of lightening. "Quick lets get off this high ground", I thought. Good thing this is the last one planed for today. I was able to get back to car before the heavens opened!
2017-08-05 11:15 - TP1018 (Barby)
FB Number: S2361 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice walk from ROW where I left my bike. Past loads of sheep. Good views. Exposed base.
2017-08-05 10:51 - TP0897 (Ashby Grange)
FB Number: S4993 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy to find as its just in hedge by side of the field with track going past it. Did a little gardening as it was getting consumed by the hawthorn hedge.
2017-08-05 09:52 - TP6169 (Staverton)
FB Number: S5106 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
I was slightly put off from reading previous logs. But it was easy in the end. Left bike at road by gate and walked up the track past a load of uninterested cows. Only thing was my leg didn't like going up the hill.
2017-08-05 08:34 - TP6786 (Weedon Hill)
FB Number: S5502 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy walk up from road along field edge. I could see the rain starting to come in. Hope I dont get too wet. Leg is fine on uneven ground at moment. So that is a good sign!
2017-08-05 07:55 - TP3082 (Everdon)
FB Number: 2969 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy enough to push bike along footpath from Bullshill Farm. Friendly dog and people in farm drive. FB doesn't had "S" in front of number. I think this is the first i have seen to have missing S.
2017-08-05 07:02 - TP1487 (Blakesley Heath)
FB Number: S7432 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Had to leave bike at road side and walk down footpath with about 5 styles. How can I cycle fine but walking causes me problems? Loads of cows in the field but they all ran off away from me when I entered it. Trig is behind wire fencing. Sounds of cows, errr.. enjoying each other from the other side of the fence.
2017-08-05 06:26 - TP5510 (Potcote Farm)
FB Number: S7337 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy cycle up track to masts and then across the grassy field to trig. Lovely sun rise.
2017-08-05 05:55 - TP1498 (Blisworth Hill)
FB Number: S7239 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Easy to access from carpark by solicitor. No views and rather dark and dank place. The Air shaft built in 1925 is about the only thing that makes this trig interesting.
2017-08-05 05:37 - TP0258 (Mileoak Farm)
FB Number: S7335 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
First of the day. Easy road side one. But I had to a bit of gardening to see the OS millennium plaque. Hope my leg can cope with doing ten today and the forecast is for heavy showers.
2017-07-31 10:56 - TP5422 (Peopleton)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Moved Score: 5/10
I was out looking for plumbs and thought I would see if i could find this moved Trig. I parked at Cowsden and hobbled (as my leg still isnt completely better after my slight falling off my bike back on the 14th. July.) It almost rained as well, but i seem to have missed the big load. The Trig is easy enough to find but is in a sad state. I thought it was very apt that on the 100th anniversary of the start of Passchendaele that this trig had also fallen.
2017-07-14 14:05 - TP0738 (Wingreen)
FB Number: S1503 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
OK. I found it a real struggle getting up Donhead Hollow. Knee has almost totally given up. Still the views are great from up here. A really good one to finish the days trig hunting on. At least I can see the car from it. I dont think I will be trig hunting for a while. Not until my knee is better.
2017-07-14 12:58 - TP6899 (White Sheet Hill)
FB Number: S2223 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Left bike at bottom of hill and walked up to trig. Met some people flying gliders at the top. Knee really bad now. Still only on more Trig until I am back at the car. At least its on the way back. Good views from up here.
2017-07-14 12:03 - TP6500 (Tittle Path Hill)
FB Number: S2224 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
At least its a flat cycle from TP4444. Just followed the path that led straight to it. Trig is on a rather high block.
2017-07-14 11:41 - TP4444 (Little Hill)
FB Number: S2227 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Starting to get hard to cycle because of knee. This Trig is close to road on top of a rather steep mound. Has easy to get over barbwire fence surrounding it. No views.
2017-07-14 10:38 - TP2907 (Duncliffe Hill)
FB Number: S6023 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
My word it was hard work climbing up Duncliffe Hill to get to this one. Knee wasnt helping. Easy to find. Even though it is very high up here no views to speak of.
2017-07-14 09:38 - TP2993 (East Orchard)
FB Number: S6045 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
After getting off Melbury Hill without incident, I fell off my bike going down Drones Lane. Ended up going to hospital the next day as my knee was hurting. Looks like I have torn some ligaments. Still didnt stop me from completing another 6 trigs though. This trig was not easy to get to. I did managed it from the road to the S/W but there must be an easier way to get to it! Not really worth the trouble.
2017-07-14 08:39 - TP4764 (Melbury Hill)
FB Number: S6041 Condition: Converted Score: 5/10
Followed ROW through field with cows in it. Rather steep at times. Very good views from up here.
2017-07-14 08:09 - TP6273 (Sutton Hill)
FB Number: S6022 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
North side of the road. Easy to bag. Being eaten by ivy.
2017-07-14 07:09 - TP1778 (Burnbake)
FB Number: S2448 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Farmer was in tractor grass cutting in the east side where the ROW is, so skirted around the west side. This turned out to be a good thing as this is where the FB is.
2017-07-14 06:26 - TP0739 (Gussage Hill)
FB Number: S2591 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
First of the day. Easy cycle up from the road along farmers tracks. And then a hop over barbwire fence to bag this one.
2017-07-10 09:30 - TP7060 (Woolaston)
FB Number: S3343 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Left bike at rail crossing and walked to trig. Wasnt a too bad walk because the ground was dry. But i best if it was wet it would be very muddy. Good views over the river and down to the Bridges from the beach. Looks like rain is coming in so glad this is the last one for today.
2017-07-10 08:53 - TP6479 (Tidenham Park)
FB Number: S3378 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Trig has some stencil art on it. Last Trig before Wales starts.
2017-07-10 08:23 - TP5789 (Sailors Folly)
FB Number: S3342 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy walk up from road. Had to go to South side of hedge to get FB and then go back a long hedgerow and up other side to get picture of Trig from North side.
2017-07-10 07:54 - TP1607 (Bream Cross)
FB Number: S6769 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Hopped over the gate by the road junction, that had a sign on it saying that the filed is for sale. Straight walk up to trig. Nice views.
2017-07-10 06:56 - TP2317 (Cockshoot Wood)
FB Number: S6770 Condition: Damaged Score: 5/10
A trig point that you can log without even getting out of your car?
2017-07-10 06:18 - TP2148 (Chestnuts Inclosure)
FB Number: S6315 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Followed logging tracks up to this trig. No views at all because of trees.
2017-07-10 05:31 - TP4568 (Lower Ley)
FB Number: S5028 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
First Trig of the day. Went through a field full of very noisy cows. But they were friendly. Trig has good views all round.
2017-07-07 11:05 - TP6753 (Warren Hill)
FB Number: S2569 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 6/10
Easy cycle up tarmacked path. I will say that this is Slightly Damaged because of rectangular hole that has been made for the plaque dedicated to Baby Connor McCabe to be inserted into it. Otherwise all fine. Lovely views up hear of the harbour and beach. Saw a bloke taking a picture of the trig, as well, so asked if he was another trig hunter. He seemed very put out and said, "no err no no." Last trig for today. now to explore Bournemouth.
2017-07-07 10:36 - TP2469 (Cowards Marsh)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Unreachable but visible Score: 4/10
I spoke with the building supervisor (in his yellow hard hat and sun glasses) to see if I could get access to this Trig, that is behind a temp fence at the moment. But he said "Not until the new school is finished, in May 2018". I asked what were the plans for it and if it was safe. He assured me that it was and when the school is finished it will be in a little conservation area, with a gate to access it. I asked if he knew about the historic importance of the Trig and he said that he did. He even said that he had had it surveyed and said that it was found to be slightly out of true. So I made do with a picture of it behind its protective fencing.
Trig Point behind fencing at the moment. Come back in May 2018.
2017-07-07 10:23 - TP6126 (St Catherines Hill Bosley Heath)
FB Number: S4377 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Keeping to the logging roads (and marked BW) that you can cycle on. I got to this trig quite easily. Rather a lot of No Cycles signs around here. Very nice views over to IOW.
2017-07-07 10:09 - TP1461 (Blackwater Hill)
FB Number: S2571 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Nice cycle up logging roads again. Saw an old hippy type of man near the trig. He said "Cool" when I said I was looking at the Trig.
2017-07-07 09:31 - TP4690 (Matcham Park)
FB Number: S2532 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Trig has very exposed base. But seems to be standing fine at the moment. Nice views over the tops of the trees. Good thing the trig is so high.
2017-07-07 08:47 - TP3140 (Fern Down)
FB Number: S2530 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Another Trig surrounded my spiky gorse. Not much of a view.
2017-07-07 08:05 - TP0740 (Bull Barrow)
FB Number: S2589 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy cycle up tracks to get to this. Was stopped by bloke in 4x4 and daughter, on the way up, and asked if i had seen their escaped pony. I hadnt. When i got to the trig a boy was standing on the Trig looking for said pony as well. Good views all round.
2017-07-07 07:32 - TP0902 (Ashley Heath)
FB Number: S2705 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled up logging road to the bench and then headed up the hillock on foot. Trig in good condition but no views because of trees. Was easier getting back as i could follow a path.
2017-07-07 07:02 - TP5457 (Pistle Hill)
FB Number: S2568 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Trig is slightly North of logging road. Not the footpath. Surrounded by very spiky gorse. Not much of a view because of the trees.
2017-07-07 06:19 - TP6272 (Sutton Farm)
FB Number: S2566 Condition: Moved Score: 6/10
I wasnt going to visit this Trig today. But I am glad I changed my mind. Easy access by following the field edge from road to East. I like the rock it wares as a hat. Rather a surreal place around here, with the old road sign and lamppost. A good trig to start the day off with.
2017-07-05 11:51 - TP2937 (Dur Hill Down)
FB Number: S2703 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice easy to find trig next to a clump of remaining trees. Not bad views of the heath (New Forest). A good trig to finish off the day with.
2017-07-05 11:11 - TP5067 (Nea Croft)
FB Number: S2633 Condition: Damaged Score: 4/10
This was a difficult one to find. The road its on is very busy. So i decided to get at it from the field side. There is a foot path on Harrow Road, to the west of the trig, that will get you into the field. I walked along the field edge to find it. But couldnt! Walking back I stared at a bramble patch and just saw some concrete. I had found it!. It took quite a lot of work to trim back the brambles to get to it. The bees or wasps didnt make it easier, either. It leaning and doesnt have much of a view.
2017-07-05 10:37 - TP1802 (Burton Common)
FB Number: S4373 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Nice cycle to this one. Not much of a view. Just heath land.
2017-07-05 10:28 - TP5715 (Roeshot Hill)
FB Number: S4315 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Got to this Trig from track running along the side of it. Rather a lot of vegetation to get through. It is by the side of a rather old shed. Another rather a strange place to put a trig. No views and not even at the top of a hill.
2017-07-05 09:56 - TP6064 (South Bockhampton)
FB Number: S4372 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
This roadside Trig was getting rather overgrown so I tided it up a bit and made it easier to find. While i was doing the clearing a rather nervous horse came by and i had a talk with the rider, who said that I scared the horse because I jumped out from the hedge. Not too sure about that. i think it was the car that came up. Still the rider was very friendly.
2017-07-05 09:34 - TP6996 (Winkton Common)
FB Number: S4375 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Ok, I might have wondered about why S4376 was put where it was but at least it was on dry land. This Trig seems to be sinking into the swampy ground. It was hard to get close without getting my feet wet.
2017-07-05 09:17 - TP6161 (Stanpit Marsh)
FB Number: S4376 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice cycle along the coast at times to get to this one but quite a lot of boring roads as well. Not too sure why a trig was put here. Its almost at sea level.
2017-07-05 08:23 - TP4632 (Manor Farm)
FB Number: S2711 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Went along the coast path from Milford on Sea. Good views of the Needles. Even though some of the path has had to re-routed because of coastal erosion, I think this Trig will be quite safe for quite a while.
2017-07-05 07:55 - TP4591 (Lymore)
FB Number: S2710 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Very easy road side trig. It even has its own parking space. Nice views of the Solent to the south.
2017-07-05 07:19 - TP6280 (Sway)
FB Number: S2712 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Just off the road. Rather a lot of spiky gorse around it.
2017-07-05 06:44 - TP4667 (Markway Hill)
FB Number: S2700 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
First of the day. Easy cycle down tracks from Burley. Great start to the day. lovely sky. Average trig, though.
2017-06-26 09:57 - TP4696 (May Hill)
FB Number: S5151 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Left best to last. Found it rather hard work to get up here but worth it. First trig that I have found that was built out of bricks and not a concrete pillar. Great views over the Bristol Channel. Lovely end to the mornings trig hunting.
2017-06-26 09:08 - TP6941 (Wigpool Common)
FB Number: S6279 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
There is a path about 20m south of the res gates that takes you straight to the trig.
2017-06-26 08:42 - TP5762 (Ruardean Hill Resr)
FB Number: S6274 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Went wrong here. Ended up cycling down hill through Cinderford and as i dont fancy cycling back up that hill i will miss out tp2148. Easy trig to get to as some of the old iron bar fence has fallen down. Nice place for a trig.
2017-06-26 08:04 - TP6137 (St Whites Farm)
FB Number: S6246 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Went up FP from housing estate, as that was the shortest way, looking at the map. Would have been easier to cycle up to the top of the hill on the road and then follow farmers track. Its a trig in a hedge. Nice views.
2017-06-26 07:37 - TP2482 (Crabtree Hill)
FB Number: S6973 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access from ROW. Met a rather grumpy woman with two dogs, who said to one of the dogs, as i went by "See him off". Rather uninteresting place to put a trig. No views.
2017-06-26 06:47 - TP3596 (Hangerberry Hill)
FB Number: S6318 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Left bike by fence on ROW and walked up grassy slope to get to this one.
2017-06-26 06:06 - TP1750 (Buckstone)
FB Number: S6974 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Saw lovely sunrise while getting to this first trig of the day. Just cycled up the track to the top and there it was behind a dry stone wall. Sheep were crossing the road in Staunton on my way through.
2017-06-23 10:44 - TP0744 (Lyndhurst)
FB Number: S2716 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy find. Might have best views of all trigs done today. As it is almost hilly around here! Last of the day.
2017-06-23 10:13 - TP7102 (Yew Tree Heath)
FB Number: S2715 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Off NCR2, through carpark and followed tracks. Nice to see horses all over the place.
2017-06-23 09:35 - TP3664 (Hatchet Moor)
FB Number: S2706 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Boring but easy road side trig. Some one has sort of attempted to paint it white.
2017-06-23 09:07 - TP6453 (Thorns)
FB Number: S2713 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Trig is on field side of hedge but easy to get through Barbwire fence.
2017-06-23 08:30 - TP0306 (Hill Top)
FB Number: S2707 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Why is the New Forest called that? New Heath would be a better description. Nice that there is a 40MPH limit here as makes cycling nicer. Very average Trig with not much in way of views (because its so low and flat around here). Best bit was seeing the E-type Jag on way to next trig!
2017-06-23 07:56 - TP2775 (Dibden)
FB Number: S2471 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Got access via footpath that starts at the All Saints Church. That currently is boarded up because of work being done to it. I dont think anyone uses the FP much as its very over grown. Trig is first one today with good views all round.
2017-06-23 07:30 - TP7094 (Yards Hill)
FB Number: S2719 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycling down the A326 even pre-rush hour wasnt great. Hopped over gate with Private sign near it and followed tracks to get to the trig. Near edge of woodland so not much of a view.
2017-06-23 07:04 - TP5775 (Rushington)
FB Number: S4449 Condition: Good Score: 3/10
My word this is a rubbish place to put a TRIG! No views. I didnt even see any trains go by. Access can be got by climbing the gate 20m to west on path.
2017-06-23 06:34 - TP5080 (Netley Marsh)
FB Number: S2720 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Rather a lot of nettles and stingers had to navigated to find this one. And some very nice horses!
2017-06-23 06:07 - TP1672 (Brook Hill)
FB Number: S2472 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Easily accessed from lay by on A46. Hopped over two gates to find it hiding in a hedge. As no one has been here for a while i had to remove some ivy and other plants to take pic of FB.
2017-06-19 13:37 - TP1608 (Brean Down)
FB Number: S3270 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Great Trig to finish the day off with. Great views but still rather hot! Be glad to get back home to have a nice cold drink!
2017-06-19 12:58 - TP6655 (Unity Farm)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Rang the door bell at the house called Trig Point but no one home. I made do with the view of it from the road as it is in someones garden. Nice to be down on the coast as the cycling is flat and the sea breeze is nice.
2017-06-19 11:26 - TP4578 (Loxton Hill)
FB Number: S3248 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Left bike on West Mendip Way and walked over grassy field to Trig.
2017-06-19 10:30 - TP6778 (Wavering Down)
FB Number: S3247 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Why did i decide to cycle up such hills on the hottest day of the years so far? The views make the hard work worth it! You cant miss the pillar as it glows against the hill and sky.
2017-06-19 09:31 - TP1472 (Blagdon)
FB Number: S1516 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Its only just gone nine and its very hot today. Lovely views up here. Even if the haze limited the distance you could see.
2017-06-17 14:42 - TP1605 (Breach Hill)
FB Number: S3263 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Last one for today. Up a steep bank from the road. Good views over the Lake. Now to go and earn my bed for the night by fixing a friends laptop.
2017-06-17 13:48 - TP1774 (Burledge Hill)
FB Number: S2557 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice views over Chew Lake. Bike fell over as i took photo!
2017-06-17 13:03 - TP1436 (Blackberry Hill)
FB Number: S2556 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Tried the farm house but no one was home except for a couple of goats with an electric fence around them. So i went around the side of the house and buildings to get to the Trig.
2017-06-17 11:21 - TP0907 (Ashton Hill)
FB Number: S2400 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
In the field so followed the tractors tracks to get to Trig
2017-06-17 10:40 - TP6844 (Weston)
FB Number: S3217 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Its fun coming down the hill into Bath. Nice views.
2017-06-17 10:23 - TP4157 (Kelston Round Hill)
FB Number: S4022 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Lovely Views over Bath.
2017-06-17 09:29 - TP3599 (Hanging Hill)
FB Number: S2572 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
On Cotswold Way. Trig doesnt have much of a view but if you stand by the gate, next to it, you do!
2017-06-17 08:53 - TP6506 (Tolldown Resr)
FB Number: S3218 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Short walk up farmers track from lay by. Rather hidden from any views now by trees and mast. Looks like it will be a lovely sunny day for Trig Hunting!
2017-06-13 13:41 - TP3281 (Furzeley Corner)
FB Number: S2661 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Asked at the gate if I could look at the Trig. The people were friendly and gladly let me in and even told me how to get to it. When I thanked them on the way back "Granddad" said "No problem. Come look at it anytime." A very nice way to finish the day!
2017-06-13 13:10 - TP3235 (Fort Purbrook)
FB Number: S2708 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Cycled up to some people working in the fort and asked if i could look at the Trig Point. The man said "Even though we are a private place, we cant stop the public from getting access to the Trig. Please just go straight up there and come right back." I assured him that i would. Just a quick note that the Pillar you can see near the West entrance is an old base for an aerial. After the last two I visited were destroyed I am very happy to see this one in fine fettle. Good views as well. Cycling up the hill from Southsea Island doesnt seem as bad as it did 30 years ago!
2017-06-13 12:48 - TP0793 (Aerodrome)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Destroyed Score: 0/10
Now I can def remember this one from the 80ies! But no sight of it now. Bike is where it should be. So much of Pompy has changed Its all most a different town.
2017-06-13 12:36 - TP5796 (Salterns)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Destroyed Score: 0/10
I can remember looking for this one back in the 80ies when i Live on the top floor of QEQM. I was the loudest Radio Am in Portsmouth at the time. Even though I only had 2w of power. So for old time sake I tried to find it. But its def gone. Only a bin to mark where it use to be. A lot of around here has changed since i lived here! Just wish I had some John Foxx to listen to while cycling around here.
Bike where trig should be. QEQM tower in background.
2017-06-13 12:07 - TP6348 (The Bastion)
FB Number: S2659 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
I enjoyed coming down Portdown Hill to get to this one.
2017-06-13 11:41 - TP3238 (Fort Southwick)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 5/10
As there was electric fencing around this trig, I didnt attempt to hop over it to get to the trig but i could see it very clearly. Good views over Portsmouth.
2017-06-13 11:29 - TP0542 (Fareham)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 5/10
First FMB i have bagged. Its on the opposite side of the road to the pillar. The pillar next to Fort Nelson is much more interesting!
2017-06-13 10:51 - TP3955 (Hoads Hill)
FB Number: S2646 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Hop over the gate by the A32 and walk across the reservoir past the Solar panels with CCTV and night sights guarding them into a small bit of woodland round the back.
2017-06-13 10:18 - TP6049 (Soberton Heath)
FB Number: S2647 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy hop over the fence and through the hole in the hedge next to the trig.
2017-06-10 14:41 - TP6749 (Warren Farm)
FB Number: S7327 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Quite enjoyed the cycle along woodland paths from Silverstone to get to this one. Better then trying to go along the A43! Trig is in full sight of house so just stopped long enough to get FB pic and then back to the gate on the road, where i had left the bike.
2017-06-10 13:23 - TP6464 (Thorpe Lodge Farm)
FB Number: S6743 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy to get to as long as you like sheep. Last of the day.
2017-06-10 11:34 - TP5981 (Silverstone)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Unreachable but visible Score: 4/10
I could hear the noise from the cars about a mile away. I tried asking at the gate if I could get access to the trig but I was turned down. You can see it from the another gate next to a new looking stand.
2017-06-10 10:09 - TP3029 (Eggborough Plough)
FB Number: S7265 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy to find as long as you access the field via the gate and walk back up the edge until you see it.
2017-06-10 09:09 - TP6219 (Stowe Park)
FB Number: S7253 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Easy access by cycling up the road by the school and then up the track to the monument. Loads of sheep around it. Good-ish views considering the land is quite flat.
2017-06-10 08:34 - TP6944 (Wilds Farm)
FB Number: S7431 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Berried deep in a hedge. But at least it has a passing place to mark its location. I do agree that it doesnt look like its a the highest part.
2017-06-10 07:45 - TP6203 (Stoke Lyne)
FB Number: S6763 Condition: Damaged Score: 5/10
Rather hard work walking through the cow parsley around the edge of the crop to get to this Trig. I popped through a hole in the hedge onto the road on the way back to the bike, i left at the gate, as the walk was easier.
2017-06-07 13:53 - TP3158 (Field Farm)
FB Number: S3837 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy to find if you go through the first of the two gates heading north opposite foot path. See picture.
2017-06-07 13:16 - TP6526 (Top Tax)
FB Number: S3866 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Hidden in a hedge with a barbwire fence in front of it. No wonder it hasnt been visited in a while!
2017-06-07 12:35 - TP5385 (Penn Hall Hill)
FB Number: S3834 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access off ROW by hopping over fence. An other pillar not in a hedge! Good views.
2017-06-07 12:01 - TP2174 (Church Hill)
FB Number: S2011 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
In an open field. Good views.
2017-06-07 11:15 - TP3931 (Hillocks Farm)
FB Number: S3804 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access from field gate.
2017-06-07 10:20 - TP4571 (Lower Nash Farm)
FB Number: S3806 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
I couldnt find this Trig at first. I went into the next field along and look at that side of the hedge to see if i could track it down. I did after bout 20mins, But while i could see it, from that side I couldnt get to it. Some went back into fist field and went straight to it! Though it was hidden by hedge veg!
2017-06-07 09:27 - TP0723 (Bleathwood)
FB Number: S3832 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Looked in the wrong direction at the gate to find this at first. The GPS not working on my phone didnt help. I cut back some of the more advanced vegetation to get a clear shot of Trig. This is the wrong time of year to look for trig in hedges!
2017-06-07 08:29 - TP4311 (Kyre Green)
FB Number: S3830 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access from gateway near farm. Cleared away Ivy that was taking over the trig.
2017-06-07 07:58 - TP4076 (Hurcott Farm)
FB Number: S3839 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Short cycle from my first Trig TP2873. This was next to a hedge, not in it,
2017-06-07 07:40 - TP2873 (Dudhill Farm)
FB Number: S3835 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
The first of ten for today. And the day started as it was meant to go on, the trig was hidden in a hedge!
2017-06-05 09:32 - TP2127 (Chase End)
FB Number: S5030 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Last one for today, and the steepest hills. It was worth it though, as it has good views all round. Lets get back before the rain comes in.
2017-06-05 08:48 - TP3558 (Haffield Bank)
FB Number: S7274 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
You cant really miss this one with its new coat of white paint!
2017-06-05 08:09 - TP6683 (Veldt House)
FB Number: S7137 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Didnt like going down the short section of the A449 on my bike as it was Monday morning rush hour. Seemed a funny place to put a trig as it is surrounded by a ring of hills. But when I got to it I could see the logic. Quite good views always round.
2017-06-05 07:08 - TP5213 (Okle Green)
FB Number: S5024 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Another early start to bag these. Hopefully I will get back before the rain sets in. Easy hope over fence from ROW to get to this Trig. Nice views all round. Uninterested cows in field.
2017-06-03 11:20 - TP6692 (Waddesdon Hill)
FB Number: S4511 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
The FB is against the wire fence line making it very difficult to get a good picture of it. Last one of the ten planned for the day. A good mornings work. Time for lunch I think.
2017-06-03 10:54 - TP4615 (Mainshill)
FB Number: S4933 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Rode past Observatory to get to this Trig. Its in a hedge near a black pipe with a small solar panel and LED on to of it. I parked my bike against it. First Trig today that I have got my bike in the picture of!
2017-06-03 10:22 - TP2962 (Easington)
FB Number: S1887 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Walked up farmers tractor path. Trig in good condition. Looks like its becoming a really nice day.
2017-06-03 09:57 - TP1632 (Brill House)
FB Number: S4764 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Just the other side of the fence off Thame Road. Some cows were in the field but they weren't interested in me.
2017-06-03 09:19 - TP0899 (Ashendon Resr)
FB Number: S4756 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
My word this must be my lucky day! The second Trig in a water Res that isnt completely impregnable! Simple hope over the fence to Bag this one. Good condition and some nice views. Saw some other cyclists coming up the road as i climbed back over the fence, but they didnt say anything.
2017-06-03 08:50 - TP6826 (Westcott Aerodrome)
FB Number: S4506 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
My plan here was to only see if I could get a picture of the Trig from the ROW that passes the other side of the airfields fence. As i know from other loggers that it in not easy to get access to. But I didnt have much luck. I had walked past the fir trees and couldnt see where the Trig was. So started to make my way back, when I saw a small hole in the fence, at ground level. Hmm.. I thought, "will i see if i can find the Trig?" And I crawled through it. Trig is next to disused runway near some trees that hide it from the fence line. It was in good condition but I didnt hang around. So took some pics and darted back under the fence.
2017-06-03 08:12 - TP5550 (Quainton Resr)
FB Number: S4454 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
This is my 250th Pillar! Had a bit of help from some friendly locals to tell me where the ROW was to get to this Trig. It in a fenced water Res but easy to get access to. It has a bit cut out of it to make room for a cover. Otherwise its in good condition. Nice views all around.
2017-06-03 07:11 - TP6977 (Windmill Hill)
FB Number: S1883 Condition: Moved Score: 6/10
After this trig having quite an exciting life it is looking very happy in its new Location. In the "Vic Scott Memorial Orchard" opposite New Zealand cottages in Aston Abbotts. With its new coat of white paint. All the trees in the orchard have labels saying who donated them. The trig is in very good condition sitting on a plinth at the far end of the orchard. The name "P. Knight 2014" is in the cement at the back of the plinth. Is this who we are to thank for saving this Trig? Much appreciated!
2017-06-03 06:40 - TP6082 (Southend Hill)
FB Number: S1884 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
I miss this out last year as the farmer was working on the land. But today the Trig was sitting in a big empty field, not even any crops in it. So straight forward walk up to it. Good views all around.
2017-06-03 05:21 - TP5157 (North End)
FB Number: S5278 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
I started out early this morning as i wanted to bag this Trig first as others have had problems getting to it. The trip was very straight forward at 5.21am. I followed the same path as everyone else. The wood blocking the access hole was not there and no cows in the filed as well. Around the TP is some derelict caravans and quite a lot of farming junk. Ok views if you look away from the house.
2017-05-29 08:39 - TP5864 (Sedgecombe Farm)
FB Number: S6775 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
I was expecting this to be harder to get to then it was. The land owner has just renewed the fence next to the Trig and cleared all the vegetation from around it so making it easy to find.
2017-05-29 07:51 - TP2119 (Charingworth)
FB Number: S5505 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
In its own little pen, next to a sheep run. Surrounded by nettles making it a bit hard to see until I was close to it.
2017-05-29 07:23 - TP4098 (Ilmington Down)
FB Number: S5104 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Cycled up BW that goes past Hidcote Manor to get to it. The TP is part of a rather decrepit stone wall.
2017-05-29 06:40 - TP0726 (Meon Hill)
FB Number: S4374 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Cycled through Mickelton and parked bike in farmers track. then walked through field with sheep in it. Over gate and along the edge of the earth works. TP is in field full of crops but there is a rather well used path through them to it. It is sitting on a rather nice plinth of stonework. Good views all round.
2017-05-29 05:51 - TP2822 (Dovers Hill)
FB Number: S5105 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 6/10
Another early start. Nice walk to the Trig from NT Carpark. Grass rather wet after the nights rain. Good views over the Vale of Evesham.
2017-05-27 11:21 - TP5696 (Riversdown)
FB Number: S1657 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Just walked up the tractor lines straight to the trig. Weather getting better now that i have done my last Trig for today.
2017-05-27 11:09 - TP3089 (Exton)
FB Number: S1532 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Easy one as its just off ROW. Just glad it hasnt rained too much today.
2017-05-27 10:19 - TP5793 (Salt Hill Resr)
FB Number: S1671 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Why cant all reservoirs be like this? Easy hop over a gate to get access. Nice views, but a little windy.
2017-05-27 09:48 - TP5226 (Old Winchester Hill)
FB Number: S2730 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Trig on an earth works. Nice views with nice weather. Loads of people on bikes and walking dogs. Makes a change as I dont normally see many people when I am out Trig hunting. Got a bit crowded when i was cycling down off the hill, with others over taking me. But still it hasnt rained much so far.
2017-05-27 08:34 - TP1654 (Broadhalfpenny Down)
FB Number: S2645 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
One of the many Trigs that have made their home in a hedge! No views to talk of.
2017-05-27 08:00 - TP3012 (Eastland Gate)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Damaged Score: 1/10
Down a muddy old lane that the mornings rain had made even worse. Poor old trig had been very badly vandalised. Missing Spider and FB. Not sure it was worth the trip to see it as it hasnt even got any views.
Spider Sad to see it in such a state
2017-05-27 06:33 - TP5309 (Park Hill)
FB Number: S7283 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Where has the blue sky gone? I saw lightening and a rainbow on the way to this Trig. Just walked up the hill from the ROW that goes around the bottom of it. Could see the rain coming in. Hope it dosent get too wet!
2017-05-27 05:57 - TP6822 (West Tisted)
FB Number: S1664 Condition: Moved Score: 2/10
As I couldnt sleep I started out early today. This was my first Trig of the day. As Jonglew said in his log, this has bee moved to under a tree in the farm yard. No one about at this time in the morning so easy bag.
2017-05-27 00:00 - TP0316 (Butser)
FB Number: S1501 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Long way up here! But the views would be worth it if it was clear. You can see rain falling over Pompy (no change there then!)
2017-05-27 00:00 - TP3011 (Easthoe Farm)
FB Number: S2629 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
In a field by some very dejected water tanks. Easy to walk through grassy field and hop over none working electric fence.Would have nice views on a good day.
2017-05-25 13:00 - TP0313 (Four Marks)
FB Number: S1672 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Got into field by substation. Looks like there have been cows in it but none at the moment. Last one for today.
2017-05-25 11:57 - TP1899 (Candover)
FB Number: S1674 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Left bike at fields edge as crops were growing. No sign of the path that should be here so followed the telegraph wires as this is where the path should go.
2017-05-25 10:59 - TP3985 (Holtham)
FB Number: S1670 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Had to make a way through the hedge to go to this one from track. Good thing for Cycle Helmets!
2017-05-25 10:40 - TP6748 (Warren Corner)
FB Number: S1668 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy one as its on a track.
2017-05-25 10:22 - TP5207 (Oakshott)
FB Number: S1667 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Met a nice woman on a horse coming the other way and said to take five mins and sit at the Poets Stone. I think she meant the Trig Point! So was glas to take her advice. Very nice views on a day like today.
2017-05-25 09:21 - TP5716 (Rogate)
FB Number: S1669 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 4/10
Left bike on the Serpents Trail and walked up the tracks made by motor-bikes. Does have some dear fencing around it but easy enough to find a gap. No views.
2017-05-25 08:38 - TP6781 (Weavers Down)
FB Number: S1677 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Easy to find. But I have the wrong tyres for cycling on these sandy tracks. Nice friendly cows all around here.
2017-05-25 07:46 - TP1716 (Broxhead Common)
FB Number: S1686 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice cycle down sandy tracks to get to this one.
2017-05-25 07:10 - TP3988 (Holybourne)
FB Number: S1679 Condition: Damaged Score: 5/10
Easy walk up from road. Looks like the farmer has been catching this with his m/c.
2017-05-20 11:30 - TP6478 (Tidbury Ring)
FB Number: S1656 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
After being lucky with the weather for the earlier ones today, it peed it down while getting to this one. I left my bike at one point and continued up the path in the pouring rain. Saw chap in gig being pulled by 3 ponies on way back. Sort of made up for getting so wet!
2017-05-20 10:11 - TP6199 (Stoke)
FB Number: S1701 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
My word is this a pampered Trig! it even has its own avenue of trees leading up to it. (Made up for the last one.) I liked the very cute pigs just inside the field, by the gate, as well.
2017-05-20 09:23 - TP1329 (Bere Hill)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Inaccessible Score: 0/10
Behind fence and gate. I am too old to try and climb anything like that. Still ride up road was nice.
Gate with my bike About as close as I got to this one!
2017-05-20 08:31 - TP1073 (Barton Stacey)
FB Number: S1652 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Nice easy roadside one. With a bench to sit on and take in the (limited) view. At least you are not looking at the Danger signs!
2017-05-20 08:04 - TP6845 (Weston Down)
FB Number: S1655 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Very very wet veg to walk through to get to this one. Saw deer and kite on my way.
2017-05-20 07:48 - TP5498 (Popham Beacon)
FB Number: S1647 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Parked, like everyone else, in Little Chef. Walked up slip road until i could hope over wire fence into field. Grass was very wet after the rain last night and i got quite damp.
2017-05-13 13:45 - TP2591 (Crimscote Down)
FB Number: S5058 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Not easy to find as its well hidden in the hedge line.
2017-05-13 13:00 - TP0895 (Ash Hill)
FB Number: S5065 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Easy to get to as long as you dont mind going under some electric fencing right at the end. Nice views of Stratford-upon-Avon.
2017-05-13 12:21 - TP6791 (Welford Hill)
FB Number: S4972 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy road side one. Its up a private road but i met another cyclist and postman coming the other way and they were both friendly. No views really, unless you like horses.
2017-05-13 11:34 - TP4456 (Littleton Resr)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Inaccessible Score: 3/10
Inside wire fence so couldnt get access to it but it looks like it is in good condition. (First TP of this year and i didnt even get close to it!) Nice views over the Vale of Evesham from the BW.
2016-10-10 14:30 - TP2342 (Coldharbour Farm)
FB Number: S4462 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Asked at farmhouse and was given consent for me to photo the TP. The water tower is far more interesting then the average Trig. Last of the day.
2016-10-10 13:57 - TP2470 (Cowcroft)
FB Number: S4453 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Parked in St George Carpark and then walked up ROW to trig. Easy to find on side of path just in woodland.
2016-10-10 12:57 - TP0919 (Atkins Farm)
FB Number: S4507 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Parked by ROW on Green Ln and then walked along ROW and then field edge. WOW, can you see this Trig. The vegetation around it has all been cut down and cleared away and the pillar its self has been give a lovely coat of white paint! Nice walk to it but no views really.
2016-10-10 12:34 - TP5451 (Pink Hill)
FB Number: S4758 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Had to park car at side of road. Thank goodness some kind person has cut back the hedge around the trig so it was easy to find.
2016-10-10 12:21 - TP0261 (Windsor Hill)
FB Number: S2027 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Bike chain broke when going up the hill to this one so had to roll back down to get the car. Good thing it was mostly down hill. Parked the car in the Whiteleaf Carpark and walked up Peters Ln and hopped over the gate and then doubled back along the field edge to the trig. I could see what remains of Didcot Power Station in the distance.
2016-10-10 11:13 - TP5612 (Red House Farm)
FB Number: S4929 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Rather a long walk around edge of newly planted field to get to this uninspiring trig. It might be close to a train line and you can hear the trains but not really see them. Funny place for a TP as the land is rather low here and you cant see much.
2016-10-10 10:38 - TP4919 (Moreton Farm)
FB Number: S4765 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Followed the road up from Ford and then climbed over gate. It was then a simple trip up the grassy avenue.
2016-10-05 14:02 - TP2197 (Clare Hill)
FB Number: S1854 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Further into the field then it looked on the map. But easy to get to. Last one of eight i have bagged today. Now to cycle back to the car. But its uphill!
2016-10-05 13:04 - TP4498 (Lobb Farm)
FB Number: S4695 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Easy cycle up tracks before farm that are marked as ROW on OS map until about 60m from trig. Quick walk across harvested field to TP.
2016-10-05 12:40 - TP4023 (Horsenden Hill)
FB Number: S4759 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Got to this from the North to avoid "No ROW" sign, so had difficulty getting FB pic. Horses riders were around.
2016-10-05 12:08 - TP0791 (Adwell Cop)
FB Number: S1893 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Parked bike at entrance to field and the walk around edge to TP. As others have said, its not on the hillock but just to its side. Good views over M40.
2016-10-05 11:40 - TP4563 (Lower Farm)
FB Number: S4763 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
This is actually in the field behind the hedge. Best way of accessing it is to go to the gate to the NE of the TP on the road and then walk back. This side of the hedge had been cut back using a flayer so surprised the TP isnt more damaged.
2016-10-05 11:11 - TP6698 (Wain Hill)
FB Number: S2026 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
This is my 200th TP and i didnt know if i would be able to get to it, but in the end, it was easy. You can cycle to within 200m using the informal ROW following rather decrepit barbwire fence. Then hop over it and short walk to TP. Lovely dappled sunshine.
2016-10-05 10:56 - TP0317 (Shirburn Hill)
FB Number: S2025 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice easy TP to start the day off with.
2016-10-05 10:23 - TP4235 (Kingston Hill)
FB Number: S4760 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Cycled along the Ridgeway and then down private track. Did take a bit of finding as it is hidden in a thick Box bush. Some views of the M40.
2016-09-30 16:16 - TP5572 (Rainbow Wood)
FB Number: S4021 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 4/10
At least it was flat to cycle from last TP to get this Very disappointing one. Especially considering it was the last one of the 10 done today. On edge of building site, behind fence, next to a pile of rubble. Now off for a well earned pint (or two) with a friend!
2016-09-30 15:01 - TP6054 (Solsbury Hill)
FB Number: S4066 Condition: Good Score: 9/10
Ok, this is only 1.5 miles from TP1014 - Bannerdown but rather hard work to get to it. Ended up pushing the bike up the grassy bank to get to the top. But well worth it! Great views over Bath. Lovely rainbow when coming off the hill. TP its self is rather exposed at the base. Best TP of the day. (No8 of 10 so only 2 more to do.)
2016-09-30 14:14 - TP1014 (Bannerdown)
FB Number: 3220 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Bath is full of hills and this is the first of three i need to climb if i am to bag all ten TP i planned to do today. So rather disappointing views, considering the height. FB number does not have S in front of it. See picture. This is only the second 4 digit FB i have seen like this.
2016-09-30 13:43 - TP6696 (Wadswick)
FB Number: S2486 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy bag. hopped over the (rather loose) dry-stone wall. TP was covered in ivy that i removed. Ok farmland views. This is the last flat one for today.
2016-09-30 12:44 - TP4923 (Morgans Hill)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Toppled Score: 5/10
Toppled so couldnt see the FB to record it. Starting to get hilly now! And this is only no5 out of 10 planned for today.
2016-09-30 11:25 - TP6695 (Waden Hill)
FB Number: S2414 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Really great cycle through Avebury to get to this one. Though rather hard work pushing the bike up the hill. Great view all around this TP.
2016-09-30 10:37 - TP5069 (Nebo Farm)
FB Number: S2398 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Good cycle down the hill past the "other" white horse to get to this one. Through gap in hedge into field where it is. Near aerial tower. Some farmland views.
2016-09-30 10:10 - TP3552 (Hackpen Hill)
FB Number: S2403 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled along byways to get here. Easy to get to as the field has been harvested and wasnt muddy. Some nice views.
2016-09-30 09:22 - TP5523 (Preshute)
FB Number: S2415 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Surrounded by trees and a deer fence. But the fence is in bad conditions with more then one hole in it. TP has no views because of the trees. One corner is rather badly chipped away.
2016-09-30 08:46 - TP1083 (Bathampton Down)
FB Number: 3228 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Bath is far too hilly! This TP is just off a bridleway on a golf course in a clump of scrub. I got told off by a golfer for "disappearing" off the path. "you would be in trouble if you got hit by a golf ball. And so would we!" he told me. TP rather average. Sharp exit off golf course down signed bridleways. No9 out of 10 for today.
2016-09-28 13:19 - TP2368 (Combe Farm Resr)
FB Number: S2405 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 6/10
This TP is on top of a very small reservoir and has its own fence all around it. The top of it is starting to crumble. A very nice one to finish off todays Trig hunting.
2016-09-28 12:30 - TP6339 (Terrace Hill)
FB Number: S1911 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Good cycle coming off the hill with S1500 on it to get to this one. The bridleways were good and I ended up going a long the Kennet and Avon Canal Path. Nice views and the sun seems to be coming out again now.
2016-09-28 11:16 - TP4683 (Martinsell)
FB Number: S1500 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Hmm.. The views around here would be great but the TP is in a woodland surrounded by brambles so it was difficult to find. Had early lunch sitting on the bench at the edge of the camp. Views made up for the rather poor TP.
2016-09-28 10:52 - TP3344 (Giants Grave)
FB Number: S2173 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
After 3 rather disappointing TP so far today, this one made up for them. Lovely views. But clouds have come over so not as sunny as earlier.
2016-09-28 09:39 - TP5514 (Poulton Downs)
FB Number: S6210 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
The tracks to get to this one were even more muddy and rutted. No views really. At least its getting warmer now.
2016-09-28 08:34 - TP0807 (Aldbourne Gorse)
FB Number: S2404 Condition: Damaged Score: 4/10
The tracks i had to use to get to this one were very wet and muddy. Good thing i have the MTB as i needed its tyres. TP is very badly damaged. Nice views as the sun gets higher.
2016-09-28 07:42 - TP2612 (Crooked Soley)
FB Number: 11395 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled up the byway to get to this early morning Trig Bag. Tried to find it from the south side of the hedge but couldnt. Tried the north side and did find it as there was a gap in the hedge that made it easy. But the Trig almost on the southern edge so I should have been able to find it.
2016-09-25 14:00 - TP2827 (Downs Barn)
FB Number: S6314 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy roadside one for the last one of the day.
2016-09-25 13:19 - TP1447 (Blackheath Clump)
FB Number: S1495 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Walked around edge of empty field to get to TP. That was hidden by weeds.
2016-09-25 12:35 - TP4387 (Leafield Clump)
FB Number: S6756 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
I arrived in town just as the Fete was starting. People and cars everywhere. Cycled up to gate and then walked up to clump with TP on it.
2016-09-25 11:51 - TP1066 (Barters Hill)
FB Number: S1575 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
In the middle of a empty field, so easy access.
2016-09-25 10:46 - TP7085 (Wyck Beacon)
FB Number: S1548 Condition: Damaged Score: 5/10
Ducked under barbwire to get to this one. Very band crack at FB height.
2016-09-24 12:14 - TP5314 (Parks Farm)
FB Number: S5018 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Last one of the day. Now to get back to my mom and dads for lunch.
2016-09-24 11:45 - TP2694 (Cutsdean Hill)
FB Number: S1522 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Easy roadside one. One of the top edges has a chip off it.
2016-09-24 11:08 - TP6553 (Tower View)
FB Number: S1525 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Easy barbwire fence to get over. But be careful of the open manholes where there used to be some buildings. No views as its surrounded by mature trees now.
2016-09-24 10:32 - TP2375 (Condicote)
FB Number: S5784 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access as its on Condicote Ln a bridleway so I could cycle up to it.
2016-09-24 09:31 - TP2196 (Clapton)
FB Number: S5783 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Walked around field edge from lane to get to this one. In clear part of hedge row.
2016-09-21 13:24 - TP6932 (Wick Down)
FB Number: S1927 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
More pheasants around the buildings near the TP. While cycling back I saw some solders in Camouflage uniform with High Vis tabards over the top. I asked one of them why and they said "that is how the Army works now. Its health and safety because we are on the road giving out water to the runners." I came across the runner a bit further up the road coming the other way. Ones at the back were more friendly ans would say Hi, then the front runners.
2016-09-21 12:30 - TP6857 (Wexcombe Down)
FB Number: S1909 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled along bridleway to get to this TP. Can see the rain coming in from the south. Hope I dont get too wet?
2016-09-21 11:53 - TP3240 (Fosbury Camp)
FB Number: S1703 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled along byway from the Causeway TP. Loads of Pheasants about.
2016-09-21 11:19 - TP2057 (Causeway)
FB Number: S1698 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy one to get to by hopping over barbwire fence.
2016-09-21 10:47 - TP6312 (Tangley Clump)
FB Number: S1702 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled up byway and walked across harvested field to TP. There would be nice views if it was clear.
2016-09-20 13:18 - TP1535 (Botley Down)
FB Number: S1908 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Heard gunshots so didnt hang around.
2016-09-20 12:17 - TP4107 (Inkpen Hill)
FB Number: S1910 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
The byway along here is almost impossible to cycle along on this bike. I think I kneed much more knobbly tyres to do this track. At least the weather seems to be getting better.
2016-09-20 11:51 - TP0302 (Inkpen)
FB Number: 11798 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Off Byway. The gate to the field might be have a padlock on it but the other end isnt even attached to the post!
2016-09-20 11:23 - TP5448 (Pilot)
FB Number: S1687 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Hmm... No views at all because of the mist. Still the field has been harvested so easy stroll up from the Ridgeway to get to it.
2016-09-20 10:33 - TP1488 (Blandys Hill)
FB Number: S5551 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Rather wet underfoot. Pillar is easy to access. It might have nice views, if the mist and clouds dissipated.
2016-09-12 13:30 - TP4437 (Little Clanfield)
FB Number: S6312 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Short walk from road across harvested field. The TP has barbwire rapped around it to stop it from running off, I think.
2016-09-12 12:27 - TP3162 (Filkins)
FB Number: S6316 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Just off bridleway.
2016-09-12 12:01 - TP6512 (Tom Jollys)
FB Number: S6087 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Down bridal path. Best thing about this TP is its name!
2016-09-12 11:17 - TP4291 (Knoll Barn)
FB Number: S6243 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Walked around the field edge. Went past a pheasant feeding station and a cloud of birds took to the air. TP is now part of a dry stone wall.
2016-09-12 10:36 - TP4631 (Manor Farm)
FB Number: S6283 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Followed the footpath across a ploughed field that made the going hard. Still then had to walk along the edge it to get to the TP.
2016-09-12 10:10 - TP7503 (Whelford)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Moved Score: 1/10
Very battered TP. I wonder where it could have come from? Spider and FB missing.
2016-09-12 09:39 - TP1811 (Bury Hill)
FB Number: S6425 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
I found it easier to past the mast and through a gap into the harvested field to get to the Trig. Still needed to cut down some stingers but much better then trying to get to it from the other side.
2016-09-12 00:00 - TP0959 (Badbury Hill)
FB Number: S2422 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy roadside one to start the day off with.
2016-09-09 14:54 - TP5165 (North Leigh)
FB Number: S6754 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Last trig of the day. And probably the best. As it was surrounded by loads of ripe blackberries. The hedge had been cut back and the trig has gaps around it so getting to FB, that is facing the middle of the hedge, was easy.
2016-09-09 13:51 - TP4413 (Lidstone Hill)
FB Number: S6782 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Rained on the way down the Bridleway to get to this one. Pillar is in a hedge by side of track. Loads of Seagulls in the surrounding fields.
2016-09-09 13:29 - TP4109 (Inotts Clump)
FB Number: S6761 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Thanks to Nekyram for cutting a door in the hedge on the field side or I doubt I would have found it. It was that overgrown! Looks like rain is coming in. And i thought it was supposed to be sunny today.
2016-09-09 12:03 - TP6286 (Swinford Farm)
FB Number: S6758 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Went up dirt driveway with "No Cycling" and "Access by permission only" signs on it. Well there is an open gate there?! After going past very dilapidated barn I parked the bike and walk through fields to reservoir fence and followed it to the pillar. Not bad views from it.
2016-09-09 11:26 - TP0249 (West Farm)
FB Number: S6764 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Well hidden in a hedge, protected by loads of singers. Better take some secateurs next time! There was, what looked like, a grave with loads of plastic flowers on it, just up the road a bit.
2016-09-09 10:53 - TP4080 (Hurst Hill)
FB Number: S3700 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Nice walk up from bridleway. Some cows around the pillar but they were very relaxed. Not much of a view from the trig.
2016-09-05 12:50 - TP6888 (White Horse Hill)
FB Number: 2987 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Last of the 4 TPs off the Ridgeway that I bagged today. Nice views, and saw a transport plane fly over.
2016-09-05 12:15 - TP3847 (Hill Barn)
FB Number: S5825 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
A bit of a walk from the bridleway across a harvested field. Would have nice views to the north, if it wasn't so cloudy.
2016-09-05 11:25 - TP2099 (Chain Hill)
FB Number: S5822 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Walked around field edge to get to this one. The field has been harvested so was an easy walk. Saw a mouse (or vole) disappear into one of the sight lines.
2016-09-05 10:30 - TP6176 (Steventon Hill)
FB Number: S5828 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
The rain had stopped before i started the cycle to this one so it was an easy trip up a reasonably dry bridleway. Looks like it will be a muggy day to bag 4 trigs along the ridgeway.
2016-08-24 11:16 - TP3672 (Haugham)
FB Number: S6056 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
This Trig is in the middle of a harvested field, so was an easy walk from road. I could see a couple of farm houses from the trig so didn't hang around. Last one for today and as it turned out, for the holiday.
2016-08-24 10:58 - TP4168 (Kenwick Bar)
FB Number: S2610 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
I didnt like cycling around the Louth bypass. Trig is on the field side of the hedge.
2016-08-24 10:30 - TP2176 (Church Top)
FB Number: S2609 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Easy cycle along ROW on farm road to get to this one.
2016-08-24 10:15 - TP5156 (North Elkington)
FB Number: S6058 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
This Trig is in an overlooked field with horses in it. I parked bike at the masts and walked along field with harvested crop to the small copice and then tried to access the field with Trig in it. Only to find electric barbwire short fence. Quick roll under it dash up to Trig, take pics and then roll under wire and back through gap in hedge. Felt a bit Secret Squirrel.
2016-08-24 09:52 - TP4156 (Kelstern)
FB Number: S8636 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Near-ish memorial to the 625 Squadron on Limber Hill going to Binbrook. Because of the newly planted hedge it is much easier to get into the field from this road then the one with the Trig on and to walk around the edge to it.
2016-08-24 09:39 - TP4327 (Lambcroft Walk)
FB Number: S2614 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Quite a distance to get to this one from my last and its was all up hill. But i should bag 4 really quickly now. Easy roadside Trig, in a hedge! Just look for the pole.
2016-08-24 08:16 - TP4625 (Mancroft)
FB Number: S2612 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Rather further then I thought to get to this one. Went past Manby and the Terrain Hopper factory, but still a bit early to call in. I walked up the wrong side of the ditch to get to this Trig and met a bloke in a 4WD who asked me what I was doing. When I said about getting to the trig he said that i would have to go back and go along the other side. I thanked him and he seemed OK with it. After getting over rather rusty gate, walk to Trig was ok and the trig its self is up on a mound and leaning. Loads of wind turbines can be seen out to the coast.
2016-08-24 07:18 - TP5857 (Scrub Lane)
FB Number: S5958 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Nice cycle along Bridleways and country lanes to get to this, very easy roadside one.
2016-08-24 06:43 - TP6712 (Walmsgate)
FB Number: S2082 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
The farmer had cut the crop, but had left the cut crop in the field making going along the ROW interesting. But it was also easy access the leaning Trig.
2016-08-24 06:15 - TP5245 (Oslears Lane)
FB Number: S2084 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
First Trig of the day. My goodness the nettles are stingy. They went right through my joggers.
2016-08-23 10:11 - TP2017 (Castcliffe Hill)
FB Number: S6061 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
The last trig of today. And, its, In a hedge! Cant wait to get back for a nice cup of tea.
2016-08-23 09:42 - TP6341 (Tetford Hill)
FB Number: S6057 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Its in a hedge!.
2016-08-23 09:13 - TP6733 (Warden Hill)
FB Number: S2123 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Bit off ROW but rather nice views. Especially on a day like today.
2016-08-23 08:17 - TP2719 (Dalby Bar)
FB Number: S6059 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
The hills around hear are great to cycle up, but even better to cycle down. The A16 is almost empty. Trig easy roadside one.
2016-08-23 07:41 - TP4650 (Mardon Hill)
FB Number: S2058 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Inquisitive, friendly and rather frisky cows in the field before you get to the one with the trig in. Can I smell the sea?
2016-08-23 07:13 - TP3442 (Gravel Pit Hill)
FB Number: S6060 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Yet another hedge trig
2016-08-23 06:54 - TP3564 (Hagworthingham)
FB Number: S5257 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
2016-08-23 06:28 - TP3435 (Grange Farm)
FB Number: S4636 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
First trig of, what should turn out to be, the hottest day of the year.
2016-08-21 12:48 - TP3202 (Flint Hill)
FB Number: S4684 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Just off ROW in a hedge.
2016-08-21 12:16 - TP0754 (Cold Harbour)
FB Number: S2120 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Rather a steep hill to cycle up to get to this one. And because of that, I thought it might have some good views. But as its another Lincs Trig berried in a hedge, it has nothing of the sort. Still coming down the hill was great!
2016-08-21 11:47 - TP1103 (Beacon Hill)
FB Number: S2124 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Yet another roadside trig that is hidden in a hedge.
2016-08-21 11:18 - TP6752 (Warren Hill)
FB Number: S4870 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 4/10
For an "easy" trig this took a lot of finding. Maybe it is because the hedges are covered with foliage at this time of year?
2016-08-21 10:41 - TP3669 (Hatton)
FB Number: S4693 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Roadside, being eaten by hedge.
2016-08-21 10:12 - TP0368 (Baumber)
FB Number: S4658 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Roadside Trig with OS plaque on it.
2016-08-21 09:42 - TP4357 (Langton Hill)
FB Number: S4685 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
First Lincolnshire Trig. Easy one to start off with. On edge of field.
2016-08-19 14:11 - TP4061 (Hungerford Waterworks)
FB Number: S6285 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
I was passing so thought I would try and bag this one. Rang bell at No 21 and a very old grumpy man came to the door. I think he was in a lot of pain. I asked if I could get to the Trig and he gave his consent. The pillar is almost hidden with ivy reclaiming it. I accidentally knocked over the ladders but put them back. Absolutely no views of any sort, unless you like looking into the back windows of houses. An interesting trig just because its in someones back garden. Otherwise, very boring.
2016-08-17 13:28 - TP1533 (Borough Hill)
FB Number: S5827 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Hmm.. I must be getting tired! Cycled up farm drive as it is a bridleway. Blokes in farm yard told me where the BW goes. In a nice way. The BW gets you withing 50m of the trig but then you have to hop over a barbwire fence and into, what looks like, a pheasant feeding station. There was a trailer , but no-one about. I then bashed around in the stingers and bracken trying to find it. I was about to give up as I couldnt see it anywhere and didnt want too much noise, when, if by magic, I saw it. It was in a small clearing. Glad this is the last one for today as took a bit of a lie down, once i got back to the bike. Took it slow back to Chieveley but the over grown BW didnt help in a couple of places.
2016-08-17 12:45 - TP6935 (Wickham)
FB Number: S5823 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Should have been easier to find. Parked bike by warning road sign with deer on it. Found gap in hedge and blundered around for a wile before finding track that then went straight to Trig (almost). Another rather boring woodland trig. No views.
2016-08-17 11:27 - TP2976 (East Garston)
FB Number: S2526 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Rather a nice cycle across country. Easy to find, even if I had to get of the tracks a couple of times to let tractors go by. They were friendly and waved thanks. Saw Red Kite dive and carry off, what i took to be, a dead rabbit. Nice farmland views.
2016-08-17 10:40 - TP3087 (Ewe Hill)
FB Number: S2434 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Rather a bumpy ride across the Berkshire downs to get to this one, as i went across country to get here. There is a gate near the metal work in the lay-by by the side of the road. The sign says "dogs to be kept on lead as there are sheep in the field", but I didnt find any. Nice views.
2016-08-17 09:46 - TP0305 (Pit Plantation)
FB Number: S5730 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Another easy to access one. Has OS plaque on it saying what it was and not to damage it. Nice farmland views.
2016-08-17 09:07 - TP3120 (Farnborough)
FB Number: S5725 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access from ROW gate off road. Horses in the adjacent field. Nice views to the south. It might be trying to become a nice day.
2016-08-17 08:31 - TP5613 (Red Lane)
FB Number: S5728 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Go past the rather unfriendly sign. Easy walk up the filed edge but rather difficult to locate the trig as it was completely overgrown. With a little luck I found it. Ok farmland view to north.
2016-08-17 08:06 - TP1126 (Beedon Hill)
FB Number: S5824 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
I went down ROW and parked bike just after the gate. About 5m after it there was a very obvious gap in the hedge, with scramble marks leading up to it, that goes into the field with the strange bamboo crop on it. I then followed the edge of this field round to the corner of the coppice. There was the remains of a barbwire fence. Be careful not to trip over it. The Trig was easy to spot once in the wood. No views. Rather uninteresting for the first one today.
2016-08-15 14:50 - TP1674 (Brookside Farm)
FB Number: S4930 Condition: Moved Score: 5/10
I wasnt sure I would get access to this one. Rang house from the gate and was gladly let in. Found just behind barns at the end of the track with a lot of farming equipment around it. Last Trig of the day. A fitting end to a good day trig hunting!
2016-08-15 14:04 - TP6680 (Vatches Farm)
FB Number: S4513 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Followed tractor tracks, that had very deep cracks running along them,to get close then about 10m to Trig. No views really.
2016-08-15 13:34 - TP4847 (Miswell Farm)
FB Number: S4508 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy to get to as long as you like sheep.
2016-08-15 12:03 - TP1099 (Beacon Hill)
FB Number: S4550 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Lovely day for trig hunting. This is the second best Trig of today. Great views. Lovely place to have lunch.
2016-08-15 11:49 - TP2233 (Clipper Down)
FB Number: S2041 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
No views. Most interesting thing about this is the NT sign on it.
2016-08-15 10:50 - TP2931 (Dunsley Farm)
FB Number: S4458 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Another easy to find one.
2016-08-15 10:13 - TP2394 (Coombe Hill)
FB Number: S2042 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Easy to get to because a footpath goes past it. Farmland views.
2016-08-15 09:38 - TP3472 (Great Widmoor Wood)
FB Number: S4512 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Cycled along the Ridgeway from Monument Hill to get to this Trig. Lovely Summers day for it but this trig isnt very exciting. No views except for the woodland.
2016-08-15 09:00 - TP4899 (Monument Hill)
FB Number: S6207 Condition: Good Score: 8/10
I wanted something special to make my 100th Trig and this definitely lives up to the mark. Very interesting Trig Pillar and the South African Was Memorial near it. Great views. Well worth the cycle up the hill to get to it.
2016-08-13 12:46 - TP6719 (Walton Grounds)
FB Number: S6781 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
After an early lunch I got this Trig on the way back to Oxford. It can almost be reached using ROW except for the last little bit. Another Trig that is slowly being eaten by the hedge. At least the weather has improved so my cycle back should good. Did 75miles in the end.
2016-08-13 10:09 - TP2624 (Crouch Hill)
FB Number: S6745 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Took "The Salt Road" that was signpost to Stratford upon Avon. Rather a long way away, I thought, to cycle today. The ROW takes you straight to the TP at the top of the hillock. Weather was improving and there were good views over Banbury. The Trip looks like it has been painted Blue and Yellow in the past and had a thistle growing out of the top.
2016-08-13 09:11 - TP3470 (Great Tew)
FB Number: S6778 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Easy to get to from the road as there is a gap in the hedge just by it. The day started off with bright sunshine but now it looks like rain and it starting to spit.
2016-08-13 08:27 - TP1594 (Brasenose Farm)
FB Number: S6776 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
Another easy Trig to get to as its on a ROW. But it is slowly being taken over by the plants in the hedgerow.
2016-08-13 07:50 - TP6298 (Tacknell)
FB Number: S7199 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Decided to cycle up the canal from Oxford to Banbury but the tow path was rather bumpy after I had left Oxford and I saw that there were some TPs I could bag on the way. So i left the towpath at Enslow and went round the Vodafone Satellite up-link station and followed the roads and ROW to this TP.
2016-08-12 11:11 - TP6938 (Widmere)
FB Number: S6640 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Come on you lot, this TP is feeling rather lonely! It is an easy one to find just off the road and the best way to get to it is to go up the filed from the B&B sign. Some nice views over Marlow. Probably the best weather I have had while Trig Hunting so far. On the way home I had a phonecall to say that I might have a Job interview. So this month might be my last chance to get TPs under my belt!
2016-08-12 10:24 - TP4092 (Huttons Farm)
FB Number: S4864 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
I came up the ROW from Hambleden and did find it rather discover where it was as the hedge completely hides it. I wouldnt worry about the CCTV or security as two people, one in a car and one in an open top John Deer Jeep thing went past me as i was going up and down the hedge and didnt say anything. I could see the slight damage at the bottom close to the FB but couldnt see the top because of the hedge.
2016-08-12 09:35 - TP6081 (Southend)
FB Number: S5282 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Slightly hard to find using the Phone App as there is no signal around here. Easy hop over gate with unfriendly sign on it and quick walk up to the Trig. It is in a cut grass strip on the side of the field. The down hill cycle to Hambleden was the best bit of this one.
2016-08-12 09:02 - TP3127 (Fawley)
FB Number: S5994 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Went up the foot path to avoid the CCTV at the gate others had said about. And then hopped over the fence to get to the Trig. Took pictures of the fake cows on the way back to the bike.
2016-08-10 14:33 - TP3696 (Hazleton)
FB Number: S2406 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Went along back roads so didnt have to go very far on the A40. Quick hop over drystone wall and followed track already made by other people to do as little damage as possible. Legs are very tired now so glad this is my last for today!
2016-08-10 14:06 - TP3241 (Fosse Way)
FB Number: S6320 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
After going up and down all those hills I now take my life in my hands and cycle along the A429 to get to this roadside Trig.
2016-08-10 13:21 - TP2133 (Chedworth)
FB Number: S2411 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
My word there are a lot of hills around here. I was starting to feel tired so was glad this was one just off the road so no off-roading down ROW this time.
2016-08-10 12:04 - TP5357 (Pen Hill)
FB Number: S2426 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Got slightly lost from coming from the last TP and the walk pushing the bike up the hill from Colesborne was hard work. Sat and had lunch here and watched a biplane fly over with a wing walker on it. Dont see that much.
2016-08-10 10:46 - TP7007 (Withington Hill)
FB Number: S2425 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled along ROW from north that is part of the Gloucestershire Way. Then diverged up to Trigpoint when in the field.
2016-08-10 09:50 - TP5271 (Oxleaze)
FB Number: S2424 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Walked from ROW and had to jump over a drystone wall. Nice views but didnt stay long as in direct view of the house. Good start to the day.
2016-08-05 13:43 - TP4202 (Kilminster)
FB Number: S5297 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
The Last TP for today. And I have saved the best to last. Access to the field is quite easy by climbing over the rather loose gate by the road junction. Short walk through the grassy field to the TP and quite nice views over Stroud and the Severn.
2016-08-05 13:23 - TP7011 (Wittantree)
FB Number: S5031 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Just in a field by the side of the road. The cereal crop must have been the shortest I have ever seen. Very red earth here.
2016-08-05 12:35 - TP4594 (Lypiatt Resr)
FB Number: S2407 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Oh, another reservoir TP. "Probably wont get access to this one either", I thought. But i was wrong. Just a short dry-stone wall that separates it from the path at the side. Not that exciting views except for the wood piles and mill.
2016-08-05 11:42 - TP5816 (Sapperton)
FB Number: S2423 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Sign at gate saying No Entrance so quick jump of the gate and walk up to the TP at the side of what i expect was a long ride, a long time ago.
2016-08-05 09:00 - TP2219 (Cleverton)
FB Number: S2419 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
They were doing a lot of roadworks on the road so i went up the path that started at the junction to the East and went along in the field on the other side of the hedgerow. So i had to climb through a hole next to the style. Not the easiest way to get to it! If you come from the road, then there is a gate and you just walk straight to it. The TP is in the hedge and is getting a little lost.
2016-08-05 08:24 - TP7077 (Worthy Hill Farm)
FB Number: S2420 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easily access from byway. Thought I had come across it too soon but found that there are loads of Trig shaped pillars at the ends of paths around here. At the TP there are farmland views. Not that interesting.
2016-08-05 07:45 - TP3197 (Flaxlands Resr)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Inaccessible Score: 4/10
First trig of the day. And its not a good start! I think the gates have been lowered or the tracks have been filled in but I couldnt get under them. I can see the TP from the gate but that is about all. I didnt want to waist too much time trying to find any other ways in so I left and off to the next one.
2016-08-02 10:20 - TP0903 (Ashley Hill)
FB Number: S3810 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
By now I was completely soaked from head to toe. I cycled up the track to the house where there was a bloke angle grinding the gates in the rain. I asked if i could get access to the TP and he called over a woman. I think she must be the person others have called "the nanny". She wasnt too sure what i was after, but said i could come in and go anywhere in the garden. As i must have looked rather soggy, to say the least, i was quite surprised she was so accommodating. The ball on top of it has been moved and now there is only some stones on it, and the spider is now completely visible. The centre cap is missing. Still a rather strange colour green. No views except for the garden. Left via the front gate and said goodbye and thanked the bloke working on the gate. I do hope it stops raining or i will have a very soggy cycle home.
2016-08-02 09:47 - TP0322 (Furze Platt)
FB Number: S3808 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
I had to go through two sets of traffic lights to get to this TP. The rain was getting heavier and i missed it at first. As the road was going down hill i know i must have missed it so turned back. Found it next to lamppost. Good condition, but rather difficult to take a picture of as it was peeing it down by now and had to stand in road to take one. Still, the rain is warm...
2016-08-02 09:24 - TP5638 (Resr Mount Hill)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Inaccessible Score: 4/10
When I started out, it looked like it would be a dry day. How wrong i was to be! Locked bike to fence on Pudseys Close and walked up track. The gate at the reservoir was rather high for me to climb and looked rather rickety. The gate at the other side had been blocked up. And after I had walked all the way round i couldnt see any easy way in, so just took picture from outside the fence. The grass was rather wet and it started to rain on the way back to the bike.
TP Behind a wire fence
2016-07-31 20:45 - TP4391 (Leckhampton Hill)
FB Number: S2432 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Great sunset walk up from the carpark in the old quarry to this TP. Quite a lot of dog walkers up there as well and the obligatory doggy poo bags hanging from trees. Good views to the west over Cheltenham and beyond. Lovely sunset.
2016-07-25 09:00 - TP4820 (Miles Hill)
FB Number: S5542 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled through the wood from TP1107 to get to this one. Good view over the airfield, but I didnt see any planes take off. Now down onto the Basingstoke Canal to complete my cycle.
2016-07-25 08:35 - TP1107 (Beacon Hill Catchment)
FB Number: S6534 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Used track inside the wood land to access this TP. Very steep bit to get to the top of the hill with the TP on it. Nice woodland views but nothing more.
2016-07-25 07:43 - TP4021 (Horsedown Common)
FB Number: S5554 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Quite hard pushing cycle along the overgrown foot path from the north. There are a couple of styles to lift it over as well. The field was full of sheep with and electric fence inside the boundary. The TP has lovely panoramic views all round but didnt stay long as you could be quite clearly seen from several farm buildings. The sign next to the TP had completely faded away but when i got to the gate at the south of the field there is a sign saying to stay on the footpath and there is NO access to the top of the hill.
2016-07-25 07:04 - TP5212 (Odiham Firs)
FB Number: S5845 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Cycling up from North Warnborough, on Firs Ln, I found a footpath that went through the copse to the TP, at the opposite end to the one I cycled up to. The TP is is good order but no views, because of the trees in the copse. Otherwise, a very nice start to the day.
2016-07-20 14:22 - TP6002 (Skilts)
FB Number: S2338 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Easy walk up from road. I had to go almost all the way to the far end of the field before i could find a tractor track i could walk up as the field had very short but dense wheat. Once on the tractor tacks i could get within 3m of the TP and a quick jump and i was in a crop free space around the TP. Quite good views over Redditch. You can see the big antenna to the west quite clearly.
2016-07-20 13:00 - TP5678 (Ridgeway)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Unreachable but visible Score: 3/10
I could see the TP from the gate at the side of the footpath but couldnt get access to it as the gate is very decrepit. It has a smaller metal bar gate has also been added to its bottom. There is a caravan whose widow faces the TP in the garden as well. No views because of the gardens hedges. Field at the end of the footpath had some board looking horses in it.
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2016-07-20 12:44 - TP6451 (Thornhill)
FB Number: S4980 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
There is a little gate opposite a farmers track on the B4088 that you can use to get access to the sheep field with this TP in. A big hedge of evergreen trees have been planted to the east that blocks, what would be, good views.
2016-07-20 10:00 - TP4848 (Moat Farm)
FB Number: S3803 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access from footpath from church. Just remember to climb over the gate to the right of the footpath stile or you will end up on the wrong side of the barbwire fence. Nice views over Malvern and the radio dishes and "golfballs" at Besford.
2016-07-20 09:13 - TP3141 (Fern Hill)
FB Number: S3963 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access from signed foot path and follow tractor path. Was even easier because the potato plants have had their greenery removed for cropping the field. Nice views over Malvern. and you can see a big house down by the River Severn.
2016-07-20 08:31 - TP5301 (Park Farm)
FB Number: S3961 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Not convinced about going down footpath from Pirton was the best idea to get to this TP. Trig is in good condition with average rural views. On the way back as i was coming out onto the road a woman over the way said, "I have never seen anyone come out of there with a bike!" After going down there, I am not surprised.
2016-07-20 07:50 - TP0818 (Allesborough)
FB Number: S3964 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy access from walking along fence line from track. Had to climb over a fence with barbwire on it. Not difficult to do. Average rural views.
2016-07-20 07:20 - TP4565 (Lower Farm Throckmorton)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Couldn't find it Score: 2/10
Three very frisky looking horses in filed and after reading other logs decided not to chance it.
2016-07-20 06:33 - TP5939 (Sheriffs Lench Farm)
FB Number: S3801 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Middle of field of corn. Followed tractor path to TP. Average farmland views for around here. Can see Bredon Hill and over towards the Malverns.
2016-07-19 07:05 - TP0007 (Cleeve Hill)
FB Number: S1529 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 6/10
Its almost a flat ride to this one from TP6420. Watch out for flying golf balls and stationary sheep dropping. Views are limited because of the lay of the land. But its rather nice to be up here on such a great day! The TP has a plaque saying what it is and it is an offense to damage it. The views from the Cleeve Hill memorial tree is much better. That is only a short distance from it. Now to get back for breakfast.
2016-07-19 06:42 - TP6420 (The Ring)
FB Number: S5016 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Cycled up the B4632 out of Winchcombe and then up the lane to the golf course and then along farm tracks. not too bad a cycle as the hills arent too steep, they just go on for a long time. Near the TP is a viewing station. Lovely cool wind up here and bright blue skys. The TP has Cotswold way pointers on it.
2016-07-19 05:44 - TP4352 (Langley Hill)
FB Number: S5017 Condition: Damaged Score: 5/10
Got up early this morning and thought i would bag 3 Trigs before it got too hot. Cycled up byway from just outside Gretton. The TP is in a fenced off field but the barbwire is set rather high so easy to pop under. The spider is missing but still has FB. Nice views to be had getting up here but not at the TP, its self, as the bushes block them. Met a herd of cows going to be milked on the way down. They stopped to look at me but were quite friendly. Wizzed down the hill into Winchcombe.
Missing Spider and showing limited views©G1ANQ
2016-07-18 11:48 - TP1380 (Birdlip)
FB Number: S2431 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Last one for today. Nice views over Birdlip village. Be glad to get out of the heat.
2016-07-18 11:22 - TP7001 (Winstone)
FB Number: S2409 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Got access via the footpath from the corner of the Notch road going to Winstone from the A417. Today is turning into a rather hot one!
2016-07-18 10:50 - TP5558 (Queenlains Farm)
FB Number: S6234 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Another easy roadside TP, on the access road to a school. Had to look rather hard to find it at first, as it was well hidden in long grass and stingers. Average rural views.
2016-07-18 10:22 - TP6520 (Toot Hill)
FB Number: S6240 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Using the Trigpoint phone app i didnt find it difficult to find my way through the housing estate to this TP. But i did find it more difficult to get out! Parkland view with trees blocking anything more.
2016-07-18 10:07 - TP7084 (Wroughton)
FB Number: S6280 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Easy to access, average roadside TP. Rather flat uninteresting rural views.
2016-07-18 09:38 - TP0743 (Liddington Castle)
FB Number: S1268 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
What a difference 30 mins and a couple of miles makes! The sun has come out and it looks like it will be a hot sunny day. Got access to this TP from following footpaths around a field of wheat, off the Ridgeway. The Parish Council of Liddington have turned this TP into a viewing point. There is another pillar with the sights to be seen from up here. Lovely views over Swindon. Well worth the trip up the hill to this TP.
2016-07-18 09:06 - TP2121 (Charlbury Hill)
FB Number: S2435 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Cycled along the Ridgeway to get here. Quite easy to find the road and then path to it. The views would have been good if it wasnt for the low cloud covering everything.
2016-07-16 15:22 - TP1095 (Beacon Camp)
FB Number: S1682 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
As this is only 2.5 miles away from TP6772, Watership Down, i decided to go the long way round. Thus turning a 5 mile cycle into a 15-20 one by going via Crux Easton. The walk up from the carpark just off the A34 is not bad but it is quite steep. I was glad it was dry. Views are very nice, a fitting TP to be my 50th! At least the cycle back to Kingsclere was mostly downhill.
2016-07-16 13:06 - TP6772 (Watership Down)
FB Number: S1680 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Cycled up the B3051 from Kingsclere and then along the track by the carpark. Th TP is about 20m inside a filed of ripe rape, but there is a very well warn path through the rape to it. Nice views. And it was almost sunny!
2016-07-15 11:30 - TP1640 (Britwell Hill)
FB Number: S1892 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Number 4 and last TP for today. Britwell Hill was rather hard work climbing up on bike. The TP wasn't really worth the effort. It is hidden just inside a gate in a field with some cows in it. Views are limited. Still, the best bit is its all down hill to Wallingford and lunch, now. Weeee....
2016-07-15 10:54 - TP4072 (Huntingland)
FB Number: S3763 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Noumber 3 for today. Came across some cameramen taking pictures of the RAC 1000 Mile Trial for per-war cars. They had started in Edinburgh and i saw them going down the road close to TP4072 and Ewelme. Easy walk up edge of filed of wheat to get to TP. It is in good order and nice views over Oxfordshire countryside. Saw thew last car go by (number 41) when I got back to the road where I had left the bike.
2016-07-15 09:53 - TP1629 (Brightwell Barrow)
FB Number: S5540 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 6/10
Second of the day. Found a fledgling bird, in a distressed condition, caught on some brambles hanging upside down, when I was locking up my by on the gate by the Route 5 sign. Cut it free using my Secateurs. Looked fine but a bit dazed afterwards. Went up the footpath that had a sign saying beware lambs in field, but i didnt see any. Over another stile into a filed of corn. Followed it to edge and then walked up field edge to the clump of trees with TP. Yes, the TP is leaning a bit but otherwise OK. Nice views over Didcot and Oxfordshire country side. I Could see rain coming in, so headed back down the hill.
2016-07-15 09:13 - TP2825 (Down Hill)
FB Number: S4667 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
The first, of hopefully 4 today, around my old stamping ground so they should be easy to get. Took Bridal path heading north from A4130 as i had come from Wallingford. I was glad I was using my backup bike, a mounting bike with big knobbly tyres, as the path has long grass all over it and bumpy. The TP is rather over grown with Stingers and some brambles. I only had to knock them back to get access to it. Nice views over Didcot Power Station. Kept going along Bridal path until i came out on the Didcot Rd and turned right to get to my next TP.
2016-07-13 11:11 - TP3993 (Home Farm Pillar)
FB Number: S4023 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Quickpenny is not a nice road to cycle along! Rather hilly and bendy with a lot of traffic going a long it. There is a pathway off it that take you to the TP. You will need to get through a smallish gap with brambles around it to get into the field. Take something to cut this back, if i was you. Ok views over Bath and towards Bristol. This will def be my last TP of the day. At least from here on, its down hill on to the cycle way and then should be flat-ish along Route 4 on the way back.
2016-07-13 10:48 - TP6624 (Twerton Hill)
FB Number: 3230 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
I did have plans to see if i could do more TP around Bath but my legs are telling me "no". So I bagged this one on the way to the Bristol to Bath Cycle way. this TP is on the top of a hillock in a park on the edge of Bath. It has been paint white and has quite a lot of "tagging" on it by kids, I expect. Nice views over Bath.
2016-07-13 10:24 - TP2909 (Duncorn Hill)
FB Number: S2401 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
After managing to stay off the A367 on my way to Bath by going on the B3115, I did have to go a short way on it to get to this TP. Quite a lot of hills around here and my legs are feeling it. There is an open gateway to get onto a filed that leads to this TP after going through a small path in the hedge at the top of the grassy bank. TP had a round glass object on top of it that made it look a little like it had a Cristal Ball on it. Nice views over farmland.
2016-07-13 09:24 - TP5330 (Paulton)
FB Number: S2402 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Started out on my way back from Midsummer Norton with a quick diversion to bag this TP. Quite easy to find as there are foot paths in the field it is in. The War Memorial adds interest to another wise average TP. The Memorial seem to keep having bit added to it. And i was told by a lady with a dog that there is a service here in early September.
2016-07-12 13:26 - TP0964 (Baggridge Farm)
FB Number: S2485 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
After cycling through the Two Tunnels in Bath. (if you get a chance this cycle path is well worth it!) I took another detour at Wellow to get to this TP. It is quite well hidden in the hedgerow. There is a small hole in the hedge by the road to get access to the field and the TP is about 4m west of it. My goodness there are a lot of hills around here.
2016-07-12 09:35 - TP3079 (Etchilhampton Hill)
FB Number: S2502 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Took a slight detour from the Kennet and Avon Canal Cycle path (Route 4) to bag this TP. Easy to find, with nice views over Devizes. Weather looks very threatening.
TP with Bike
2016-07-11 11:03 - TP1439 (Blackbushe Aerodrome)
FB Number: S5559 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 5/10
TP number 4 and last for today. All were quite boring but now have done this corner of the M4/M3 corridor. Had a bit of an adventure trying to get to this one on my bike. Decided to go down Forrest Tracks to keep off the A30. That was a mistake, as there was logging in the area. Ended up trying to get to TP from open scrub land. Would have been OK but for drainage ditch that i had to get across with bike. Went back along A30 past Airfield but didnt see any planes taking off.
2016-07-11 10:08 - TP3682 (Hawley)
FB Number: S5556 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
TP number 3. Its on Army land but no signs of action or anyone but other cyclists and dog walkers about. Except for the bit down the A30 the cycle was good. (at least that was down hill) Yet another rather boring TP in a woodland setting. No Views.
2016-07-11 09:39 - TP6616 (Turf Hill)
FB Number: S5550 Condition: Slightly damaged Score: 4/10
Second of the day. Nice woodland cycle to it. Heard cannons or tanks being fired on the way in the distance. Quite disturbing. Pleasant woodland setting again but no views.TP is Slightly Damaged.
2016-07-11 08:58 - TP5536 (Pudding Hill)
FB Number: S5953 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
First Trig of the day. Easy to find in the wood. Trig is painted white and has plaque on it explaining what a Trig Point is, to the unenlightened. Nice woodland setting but no views really.
The Plaque Explaining what a TP is©G1ANQ
2016-07-09 13:04 - TP1555 (Bozedown)
FB Number: S4862 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
I really wanted to bag this one, as it is quite close to me and the views should be good. I read other people logs and know that it would be very Secret Squirrel. I worked out that probably the best way of getting there, with the least chance of bumping into anyone and staying away from any buildings, was to start in Whithurch Hill, just off the B471, on Goring Heath Rd. There is parking by the Sign saying The Chiltern Way Extension, if you need to drive there. I cycled, naturally. Note; the Wihtchurch Hill, is great to cycle down but not to climb up! Follow the Path heading East, past the houses and across the grass field through the gate saying, “This is a foot Path; No Bikes, Horses, etc” and on to the farm track way. Keep heading East for 1/10 mile and go down the Private track heading South. (You are now in Secret Squirrel Mode for about 0.6 of a mile!) At the end of this track follow the field edge on the south side heading towards the west. The field had crops in it but the boarder has been left as grass and had been cut, so was easy to follow. At corner of the filed head down hill towards the SE. There are loads of path ways into this wood and it is quite easy going. Heading SW cut down the wooded hill until you come out onto a set of grass fields. There were no animals in them. In a rather short distance there are 3 gates to cross until you get to the track coming up from Bozebown Farm. Carry on straight up through the second woodland and there is a gate at the top to get access to the field with the Trig Point in it. There is a bit of an animal track to follow along the edge of this filed that keeps you quite well hidden until you see the TP. The total distance from the carpark is about a mile. See JPG for path taken. I didn’t stay long but the views to the South, over the Thames Valley are quite good, even if it was overcast. Quite Please with bagging this one.
2016-07-06 07:56 - TP5269 (Oxenton)
FB Number: S5020 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Followed the trail up from Oxenton hamlet. Lovely day but quite a hard climb, was further then i first thought but the views made it worth it. Seemed to collect loads of flies around me at one point.
2016-07-05 10:41 - TP3966 (Holcomb Nap)
FB Number: S3790 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Got access by going up Cotten's Ln and up Bridalpath. It was a great day and a really nice walk up there. Back down and to mom and dads for lunch.
2016-07-05 09:51 - TP0809 (Alderton Hill)
FB Number: S5019 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
I wanted to find this TP as it is quite close to my GFs house. Very steep climb up to TP and its not easy tp find as it has Twenty Beeches planted around it for the Millennium. I found my KML file that i had loaded onto my Google Maps on my phone really useful here. Loads of stingers and glad the path made by THE KOSCIOWS a couple of days ago. Lovely views over Dumbleton on the way down.
2016-07-04 20:02 - TP1507 (Blunsdon)
FB Number: S2421 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
As i was driving past this one i thought i would stop and bag it. Trust me to do it one a Speedway day so there were cars parked everywhere. Did find a quite side street just off the roundabout. The TP was easy to find but i was slightly concerned as the weather looked like it was going to rain and it was getting rather dark. I hoped for a lovely sunset but that wasnt to be. Good-ish views over fields but i dont know for how much longer as they are building new houses all round there.
2016-07-04 11:45 - TP0898 (Ashe Warren)
FB Number: S7692 Condition: Damaged Score: 5/10
Sad decapitated TP. Rather easy to find as it is by a gap in the hedge row/ linear wood.
2016-07-04 10:54 - TP7044 (Woodgarston)
FB Number: S1685 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Hmmm probably better to try and get to this TP after harvest. I was able to find a tractor path that took me straight to the TP. But that was more luck then judgement as it was hard to spot due to the tall crop.
2016-07-04 09:26 - TP1831 (Bylands Farm)
FB Number: S6209 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Quick walk from a gate on to field from the nearby road. TP in good condition but only open farmland views.
2016-07-02 13:28 - TP3665 (Hatchwarren Lane)
FB Number: S7285 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Not the easiest TP to spot. The No Entry sign is a bit of a put off. The field had been cut but I could see the TP at all. By knocking down the Stinging Nettles i was about to find it.
2016-07-02 10:35 - TP3115 (Farleigh Hill)
FB Number: S5555 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Very average roadside TP. Only the number makes it interesting. The views are not much to speak of and its almost completely surrounded buy bushes and trees. I had to do a bit of pruning to get to it.
2016-07-02 06:14 - TP4159 (Kempshott)
FB Number: 11119 Condition: Good Score: 3/10
Cycled down A30 from Basingstoke. Not easy to spot from road but the manhole covers gives so idea of where to look. Completely hidden by foliage. No views.
2016-07-02 00:00 - TP1756 (Bugmore Hill)
FB Number: S1646 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
After a long cycle down the A30 i came back past this TP. It was easy to see from the road and the field is easy to walk across using the tractor tracks. Views were nice but you could see the clouds coming in.
2016-06-30 11:00 - TP7431 (Greenham Common)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Toppled Score: 2/10
Visited it at the same time as TP3492 as they are about 10m away from each other.
2016-06-30 10:49 - TP3492 (Greenham)
FB Number: S6936 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Not too hard to find. Come off the roundabout and walk right. Limited views over a golf course.
2016-06-30 10:28 - TP6003 (Skinners Green Farm)
FB Number: S6094 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
On side of road and easy to find. Not a very interesting TP.
2016-06-30 09:43 - TP4884 (Moneys Allotment)
FB Number: S6167 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Quite easy to find but not in a very exciting location. No views at all as it is in a wood.
2016-06-30 09:20 - TP5303 (Park Farm)
FB Number: S4847 Condition: Good Score: 7/10
Easy walk up from gate off Floral Way. You can just see it at top of hill. The farmer had not cut the grass around the pillar but it was still easy to find. Good views over Newbury.
2016-06-30 08:46 - TP2813 (Douai)
FB Number: S5545 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
TP is just off the road by the speed limit sign is on the top of the bank opposite to the Abbey. The flush bracket is away from the road and the new planted hedge will mean that it will become inaccessible in a year or two.
2016-06-24 08:20 - TP5194 (Nuffield)
FB Number: S4909 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
The TP was not that easy to find as it was overgrown but nettles. I located it using the picture that included the top of the Old School House. TP its self is in good condition and good views to the North. South is block by hedge.
2016-06-24 07:37 - TP3516 (Grims Ditch)
FB Number: S5729 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Cycled up the Ridge Way (this part is a bridleway) from the roundabout on the A4074 (The Portway). The Trig Point is easy to find and was in good condition. Not much of a view as the hedges on both sides block any.
2016-06-24 06:53 - TP6886 (White Hill)
FB Number: S5731 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Cycled up track to wood and then walked by side of woodland to gap in hedge. The Pillar was easy to see and went around edge of field to get to it. Lovely sunny morning (makes a change from last trip) with good views all around.
2016-06-22 14:10 - TP3227 (Fore Down)
FB Number: S5826 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Cycled up byways from Chilton. This was the first TP that i tried to track down using only the app on my phone and its compass. I didnt look at the map at all. The TP is just off the Ridge Way so not too difficult to fine. Someone has put a blue rope on a branch of a tree near where the TP is. It is just in a field off the track by the edge of a fence. 5th and last TP of the day. Glad that i could just cycle down hill to Compton and the car. A good way to finish a days trig hunting!
2016-06-22 13:22 - TP3563 (Hagbourne Hill)
FB Number: S5723 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Hagbourne Hill was closed so had to cycle up London rd to Harwell and then go up The Holloway and come from it from the opposite direction. There was someone in the drive to the house so i asked if i could go up the drive to the Trig point. He readily gave it and told me were it was. TP is in good condition and some nice views if weather was better. Quite a lot of vegetation had grown around it but was easy to clear it away.
2016-06-22 12:32 - TP1496 (Blewburton Hill)
FB Number: S3738 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Tried to get to this from the wrong direction. Followed the footpath from Aston Tirrold. And then thought about trying short cut up the side of the hill through gate. The hillside is covered in holes made by badgers and rabbits. Fell down about 4 before i gave up and went along until second gate that enter field with sheep in it. Still very slippy but easy walk to Trig Point. It now has a new fence in front of it so difficult to get good picture of bracket. The track down to Blueberry was much nicer. Def go that way if you are thinking of going there.
2016-06-22 11:33 - TP4560 (Lowbury Hill)
FB Number: S5724 Condition: Good Score: 10/10
Cycled to it along Byways from Aldworth. Though it wasnt raining, vegetation was very wet and made me very wet. The views over Didcot and what remains of the power station would be very good if the weather was better. The pillar gets extra marks because of the plaque in memory of Peter Cowden MBE. Had loads of trouble trying to cycle down to A417 off the hill because of the slippy byways. The bit by the pig farm was the worse as it was all flooded. Got soaked getting through it.
2016-06-22 10:56 - TP2371 (Compton)
FB Number: S5727 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Cycled up the hill from Compton. Quite hard work. Trig Point an easy one by side of the road. Not very interesting at all and no views to speak of. Its wasnt raining but the vegetation around it was very wet.
2016-06-20 14:00 - TP4548 (Lough Down)
FB Number: S5726 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Very wet field with cows in it. Sign with "beware of the bull" on the gate but the cows were fine. Had a slight problem finding it and got covered in mud and other stuff. Views from point are not great but on the walk to it they are lovely over the Thames Valley.
2016-06-20 13:10 - TP3656 (Hartridge Farm)
FB Number: S4646 Condition: Good Score: 6/10
Quite a wet day but it had dried up. The crops were very wet so got soaking legs. Red Kite was flying of the pillar. Views were unobstructed and quite good of the surrounding area.
2016-06-19 13:50 - TP3709 (Heckfield Heath)
FB Number: S5992 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Climbed over deer fence using fallen tree. Had to go through very thick bracken near the fence until you get to clear part, then it is an easy walk to the Pillar. Not much of a view, just woodland.
2016-06-10 12:50 - TP2930 (Dunsden)
FB Number: S6088 Condition: Good Score: 4/10
Not too bad to find from the road. Pillar is in good condition but no views because of thick wood and hedge.
2016-06-10 11:51 - TP3499 (Greenmoor Hill)
FB Number: S6168 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Rather a lot of work to get to this "easy" Pillar. It is easy to find but is rather over grown and quite a lot of brambles to scratch you when fighting to get to it. Be careful of a gap between two lumps of concrete that my leg went between. This Pillar its self is in good order. Left 5p coin on top.
2016-05-30 14:30 - TP3818 (Highbury)
FB Number: S5552 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
Got access to this via Stanbury Park, Shinfield just off Basingstoke Road and had to climb through some barbwire and duck under the electric fence. No horses were in the field. Pillar is in good condition.
2016-05-01 15:00 - TP1486 (Blakes Hill)
FB Number: Not logged Condition: Good Score: 7/10
I didnt want to go over the barbwire so only got close to it but it looks in good order. And the views over Sedgeberrow to Bredon Hill are very nice.
2016-04-28 14:00 - TP1375 (Birch Heath)
FB Number: S6185 Condition: Good Score: 5/10
My first Trigpoint! Rather easy to find from the road.