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Good condition 2019-07-28 16:00 - TP0974 (Bake Barn)

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Sunny Day, Several hare running around in the fields nearby.

Bake Barn July 2019 ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-06-23 15:03 - TP0738 (Wingreen)

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

The highest Point in Wiltshire. Great Place!

Damaged 2019-06-16 14:00 - TP7042 (Woodford)

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

Broken off the base and lying about two feet away.. Beautiful panoramic views though.

Woodford Has Fallen Two feet from its base, pointing West©Thirdlight
Woodford Trigpoint (deceased) Ever wondered what the inside of a trigpoint looks like?©Thirdlight
The late Woodford Trigpoint The foundations of the original Woodford Trigpoint©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-06-04 14:30 - TP0661 (Butt of Lewis)

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

Windy day, clear weather. Gannets diving in distance. Kittiwakes, fulmar. The common cormorant, or shag, stretching its wings on a rock. Today was the first time since doing this that I met another person "doing" trigpoints. I guess it took a trip of 700 miles to achieve that.

Butt of Lewis Ft Butt of Lewis Lighhouse©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-05-26 16:00 - TP6198 (Stockton)

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

Surrounded by a patch of nettles. In a field of what looked like "Improved" grassland, but that must have been done some time ago because meadow plants were creeping back. Trigpoint was not "leaning" like others have said, so I've marked the condition as "Good".

Stockton Trig Point, May 26th A fresh Oak apple close to the trig point©Thirdlight
Stockton Trig Point, May 26th ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-05-19 15:30 - TP2212 (Clearbury Ring)

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Approached from Bridleway and path up from Lay By on A338. Approaching the summit the path led into a field. "unimproved "meadow the best kind - at this time there were buttercups and now red, and white clover.

The Trigpoint in May ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-05-06 13:00 - TP6811 (West Hill)

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

Easy to find alongsiide road. Also went to the nearby Wylye Down national nature reserve. Well worth a visit.

West Hill Looking North ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-04-28 16:00 - TP3529 (Grovely Castle)

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

Walked through Grovely wood from the Western end, along the Roman Road and hanging a left through Langford wood. The hill top where the trig is is an old earthwork and ditch..The view to the North was fabulous, I think I could see the Pewsey White Horse in the distance, across the Wylye valley and Salisbury plain . Cowslips and other chalkland flowers were in evidence around the ditch but unfortunately the rest of the grass in the field had been "improved" and meadow plants outside of the ditch and banks were few and far between. In the wood, bluebells were still very impressive and wild garlic was putting on a good show. Yellow archangel is also now making an impressive stand as the trees are coming into leaf. Saw great spotted woodpecker and heard it drilling in the distance. Also heard the cuckoo for the first time this year.

Grovely Castle Looking North West ©Thirdlight
Bluebells in nearby Langford Wood ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-04-21 17:50 - TP6933 (Wick Down)

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Sunny day, spring butterflies around in plenty, brimstone, orange tip, a couple of blues though it seems early for them. Cowslips are out in the fields in plenty.

Gnarly! ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-04-14 15:28 - TP2726 (Damerham Knoll)

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Damerham Knoll ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-04-07 14:57 - TP6899 (White Sheet Hill)

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

Several noisy motorcycles to disturb the natural peace. April is indeed the cruelest month. The cowslips are out.

White Sheet Hill. A ploughed field in April ©Thirdlight
Cowslips on White Sheet Hill First Cowslips I've seen this year. 7th April 2019©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-03-24 14:00 - TP3530 (Grovely Hill)

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Warm, springlike day brought out a few butterflies on Grovely Hill including this peacock which posed compliantly on a dandelion as I got reasonably close.

Grovely Hill
Peacock Butterfly on Grovely Hill Aglais io. The warm springlike weather in late March 2019 has brought out a few of these.

Good condition 2019-03-17 17:30 - TP2021 (Castle Ditches)

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Was last here in 1996. Sadly the ring of mature trees around Castle Ditches is being felled. Saw a lovely late winter sunset over the vale of Wardour. Early violets were in bloom and I saw wild primroses in bloom for the first time this year.

Good condition 2019-03-10 16:15 - TP5397 (Pentridge Hill)

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This is one of my favourite spots locally and one I discovered when walking the Jubilee way s few years ago, which runs past.. A loose cluster of pine trees and beech, with what could be earthworks and mounds on a hill top provides quite a mythical feel to the place. On the path up from Pentridge I saw early violets - the woodland spring flowers are going to be here before too long. Nice church at Pentridge with a memorial plaque to Robert Browning, the poet's great grandfather, who came from nearby Woodyates. Yet another literary connection with the area to go along with William Golding and others. Crows nesting noisily in the trees around the churchyard. Lovely views of Cranborne Chase on the way up and down.

Pentridge Hill looking North ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-02-24 13:49 - TP6593 (Trow Down)

FB Number: S2600   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Windy day. Byway to the South which leads to the site is currently under "voluntary restriction" to all motor vehicles owing to the condition of the path. However, several motorcycles and a couple of old beaten up 4x4s happily ignored that and added loud engine noise to what was otherwise a peaceful country experience. Saw my first dog's mercury of the year, a few lesser celandine and the odd wild daffodil. Heard a skylark ascending over a nearby field for the first time this year too.

Trow Down, not Crouch Down, ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-02-17 16:30 - TP2623 (Crouch Down)

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

Crop in field but tractor tracks led to the trig point so I was able to go there without affecting the crop. Lovely views, especially of the Vale of Wardour to the West.

February 2019, 4:30 pm ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-02-10 15:00 - TP6271 (Sutton Down)

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

Bright, cold, windy February day. Good long views in all directions


Good condition 2019-02-03 11:45 - TP3177 (Fir Hill)

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When it snows, figures made from chalk on distant hills disappear (see pic). Funny that. Luckily it doesn't snpw very often.

Fir Hill Plenty of hill but no fir to be seen.©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-01-27 12:00 - TP1399 (Bishopstone Down)

FB Number: S2209   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to miss as it is covered in moss and a little obscured by vegetation. It is on the West side of a hedge dividing two pig fields

Nature encroaching since the previous photographs ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-01-19 16:00 - TP5280 (Pale Ash)

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E-W Byway to South is currently under voluntary restriction from all motor vehicles "to prevent further damage". Good thing too. Nice semihidden trig point with partial coating of green moss and evidence of anumals tunnelling underneath it.

Semi-hidden between the hedgerows ©Thirdlight

Good condition 2019-01-13 13:30 - TP2372 (Compton Hut)

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Compton Hut January 13th 2019, 1:30 pm©Thirdlight

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