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Logged visits for Axe Edge



Good condition 2020-04-03 00:00 - TP6103 (Sponds Hill)

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"Two for the price of One" was todays run, uphill and downhill times via The Gritstone Trail. Superb views to the East over the High Peak. This is home and I am so, so lucky to live here and have this on my doorstep. I gift this trig to The Chris Evan's Breakfast Show, which in these current times is helping me to start my day with a chuckle, a song, a boogie and in a happy positive mood....things can only get better.


Destroyed 2020-04-02 00:00 - TP18678 (Ann Croft)

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I went looking for this trig, since it is less than 1.5 miles from my house. I knew it wasn't there before I set off and the 3 previous entries cant be wrong. It is called "scraping the bottom of the barrel". I dedicate this fruitless and pointless visit to the selfish British public who are stocking up on toilet paper. The most essential item in Western Europe. What the f----!!! God help us, we have lost the basic instincts to adapt and survive in this country.


Good condition 2020-04-01 00:00 - TP4172 (Kerridge Hill)

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Ran the Bollington Dash (2.02 km/176 m) from the village green in Bollington to the trig pillar, obvious line. Short and sharp. A very popular ridge with the locals, White Nancy and the views are the reason. A very accessible trig from all directions and makes a perfect reason to do a circular walk. I lived in Bollington for several years and I gift this lovely trig to Belfields Village Bakery. Awesome bread and pies not bowed down to the fancy "new kids on the block" croissants etc.


Good condition 2020-03-29 00:00 - TP0942 (Axe Edge)

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

Well it had to visited sooner rather than later, this is my nearest "proper" hill. It is a dark and broody soul (me??) and best visited on a good day (me??) like yesterday. I did a Grand Traverse of Axe Edge, starting at Axe Edge end and finishing just south of The Terret, a clear trod all the way. I gift the trig pillar to me of course.


Good condition 2020-03-28 00:00 - TP3813 (High Wheeldon)

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On a 30 day cycle challenge, so cycled over from Buxton 1/4 today. A wonderful pyramidal shaped hill gifted to the National Trust as a War Memorial in 1946 by Mr F A Holmes of Buxton. I found the Fox Hole Cave (scheduled monument 1991). The earliest human remains in Derbyshire were found here. It is 30m N below the summit and gated. The passage opens into several chambers. Todays trigs are dedicated to all the NHS staff. Thank you.


Good condition 2020-03-28 00:00 - TP4388 (Lean Low)

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

2/4 visited today, and here is what NOT to do when the country is in Lockdown and you cant do your Nuttalls. Do not plan a foray of trigs that involves a fair bit of cycling, do not go sneaking around for 2 kms on private land and on a hill in view of a farm and several workers/tractors in a field and do not wear an "in your face" fluorescent cycling jacket and a cycling helmet. I could have had the book thrown at me today. It was out of order and I wont be doing that again....well not until this is all over. Todays trigs are dedicated to all the NHS staff. Thank you, thank you a million times.


Good condition 2020-03-28 00:00 - TP5317 (Parsley Hay Farm)

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Cycled to 3/4 today and this was so easy peasy to reach. There is a new, large wooden gate opposite the drive to Moscar Farm. Nip up the field and the trig is almost part of the wall. Todays trigs are dedicated to all the NHS staff. Thank you, thank you a million times.


Destroyed 2020-03-28 00:00 - TP18677 (Turner Lodge)

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

The 4th and last trig visited today. Came back from a pedal and read it wasn't illegal to go out more than once a day (Lockdown) so walked the dog to this site. Nothing found, but a nice circular walk up Brown Edge Road then down to Fairfield Common. Felt it was pointless visiting a site when it is reported that nothing remains, but the walk was a good excuse. Todays trigs are dedicated to all the NHS staff. Thank you, thank you a million times.


Destroyed 2020-03-27 00:00 - TP10301 (Chapel-En-Le-Frith Church Tower)

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

A lovely church set in the old part of Chapel (local name, nobody says en-le-Frith). A chapel was built on this site in 1225 by Norman Kings who use to hunt in the Royal Forest. Dedicated to Saint Thomas Becket. FB is clearly found on the west wall and there is a magnificent "vane". I had a surprise present a day or two after a significant birthday last month. The results came back swiftly today, in all this madness the Bowel Screening Service keeps performing. Todays trig is gifted to you.


Good condition 2020-03-25 00:00 - TP0811 (Aleck Low)

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

3/3 Primary object today was to cycle to Middleton Top for a BCQ control. Whist I cycled down to MT I clocked the several trig pillars that were close to the High Peak Cycle Trail (steeped in history). This was my favourite of the 3 visited today, all intact with no views of quarries. Didnt realise the extent of quarrying around Wirksworth. Today is gifted to mothers (a day or two late), but lambs are only a few days old down here and mums are doing a splendid job with their young. Lovely to watch.


Good condition 2020-03-25 00:00 - TP3602 (Harborough Rocks)

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2/3 Primary object today was to cycle to Middleton Top for a BCQ control. Whist I cycled down to MT I clocked the several trig pillars that were close to the High Peak Cycle Trail. Seven hills of Rome, but dont want to be greedy since it's going to be a long spring/summer. A very quick and easy walk up from the trail. Today is gifted to mothers (a day or two late), but lambs are only a few days old down here and mums are doing a splendid job with their young. Lovely to watch.


Good condition 2020-03-25 00:00 - TP1080 (Batemans Plantation)

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1/3 Primary object today was to cycle to Middleton Top for a BCQ control. I hid the bike at the engine house and walked up to the trig via Middleton Moor. Got bloody lost coming back. Today is gifted to mothers (a day or two late), but lambs are only a few days old down here and mums are doing a splendid job with their young. Lovely to watch.


Slightly damaged 2020-03-23 00:00 - TP7177 (Cat and Fiddle)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Hey diddle diddle. It was dusk when I got to the pub, but located the flush bracket easily on the pub wall and the FBM. Good news everybody, the Cat and Fiddle is scheduled to reopen and will be a whiskey distillery plus. Lots of work going on at the moment. Myself I am going to clear all the rubble away that people are complaining about here. I gift this trig to today, it was probably the last day in a long time that a few of us went scrambling on Chrome and Parkhouse Hills. It was a cracking good day in good company.


Good condition 2020-03-21 00:00 - TP6060 (Sough Top)

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

Cycled over to Millers Dale to collect the 1st of 6 controls for Derbyshire in the British Cycling Quest. Walked up to this trig pillar from The Waterloo on the A6. A very grand trig and the name Sough Top is more related to the lead mine workings on Taddington Moor than a moaning or whistling sound. A sough is an underground channel for draining water out of a mine. The cafe at Millers Dale station is gifted todays trig. After hearing cafes were to close, I found to my delight (and too many others) that they can still offer a takeaway service using disposable cups etc. Life still goes on folks.


Good condition 2020-03-20 00:00 - TP8539 (Staden Low)

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

A two hour round trip from home via public footpaths (avoid town) to visit this trig (bolt and benchmark). It is not hard to locate, on the highest hump, east and close to a broken wall. I dedicate this trig to Spring, since the cuckoo a day or two ago I feel we are on the cusp of seasons.


Good condition 2020-03-16 00:00 - TP5324 (Pasturehouse Farm)

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Hello again Fiend's Fell, second visit in just over 2 weeks. First visit was doing the Nuttall route (I was a year younger and greener), but had to be aborted here due to deep snow, blizzards and incorrect gear. Today going clockwise and visiting Melmerby Fell first I then decided to continue to this trig pillar, the conditions were so darn good. I picked up excellent tracks and trods enabling me to bypass Hartside and the road section (parked very close to Maiden Way). I gift this trig to the cuckoo, I heard my first one this morning.


Good condition 2020-03-15 00:00 - TP3510 (Grey Nag)

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I have to confess I did an out and back to this trig pillar from Hartside. It was one of three Nuttalls on a wall/fenceline. A bit confused though since a pillar was on Black Fell and an OS bench mark on Tom Smith's Stone, but latter not mentioned on this site. But I reminded myself, "Now dont be sad, Cause two out of three ain't bad". Today is gifted to Meatloaf and "Bat out of Hell", an all time favourite LP of mine.


Good condition 2020-03-15 00:00 - TP1407 (Black Fell)

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Black Fell was one of three Nuttalls on a wall/fenceline. A bit confused though since a pillar was on Grey Nag and an OS bench mark on Tom Smith's Stone, but latter not mentioned on this site. But I reminded myself, "Now dont be sad, Cause two out of three ain't bad". Today is gifted to Meatloaf and "Bat out of Hell", an all time favourite LP of mine. Gets you rocking.


Slightly damaged 2020-03-14 00:00 - TP2337 (Cold Fell Pike)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

The northern most mountain in Cumbria and probably the most isolated and lonesome pillar in the North Pennines. Walked over grouse moorlands via Howgill Beck and returned by Tindale Tarn. A short 5 mile walk passing several curricks, whom I gift this pillar too. It is a Cumbrian word for cairn.....somewhat taller and more uniform, same purpose for guiding travellers.


Good condition 2020-03-13 00:00 - TP11525 (Cockermouth Church Spire)

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Bagged 4 Nuttalls today (I have named them the Bad Boys of Buttermere), not one displays a trig pillar though. Cockermouth church spire corrected this omission (opposite "The Bitter End" which is a Wetherspoons now). Dedicated to Borrowdale YHA which still retains an alpine hut atmosphere Sunday to Thursday. My first hostel in the Lake District that I stayed in. A perfect location.


Good condition 2020-03-10 00:00 - TP9734 (Keswick Church Spire)

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Rainy days are gifted Keswick church spire, bolt and bench mark. If it wasn't for rainy days I wouldn't have visited town nor revisited the war memorial on Castle Crag (a very fine hill). But the highlight of the day was finally finding the cave that the Professor of Adventure lived in below the crag. "Dont waste words. Jump to conclusions". MD can still be seen carved in the cave wall.


Good condition 2020-03-09 00:00 - TP3448 (Great Borne)

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

Started from Buttermere and went via Floutern Tarn and then ascended on the fence path to Great Borne, obvious path to Starling Dodd before retreating down the path/side of Scale Force (highest waterfall in England). Weather changed. Todays trig is gifted to a couple who are staying at the same hostel that I am staying. He is working on his 9th round of the Wainwrights and his missus, her 4th. Words fail me.


Couldn't find it 2020-03-08 00:00 - TP10077 (Android Test Trig)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 1/10

Ironic that Ian Harris (Teasel) who owns and maintains the sites database lived in Buxton. Just over a mile from where I live, so paid a visit to his house/site. A fruitless search. I dedicate this visit to Mr Harris and Mr Hunter for keeping us old folk out of mischief and on a mission.


Good condition 2020-03-07 00:00 - TP5370 (Pendle Hill)

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I love Pendle Hill, hence I ran the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round (Stan was the 2nd person in 1960 to dip under 24 hours on a Bob Graham Round). The race went past the pillar known as "Big End", ran over and touched it. I gift the pillar to the people who complete a Bob Graham but go over the 24 hours. You have still completed a BG and should be very proud. I know very few who carry on when going over 24 hours. I salute you.


Inaccessible 2020-03-06 00:00 - TP13596 (Town Hall Tower)

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

2/2 today. The towers are still accessible, but members of the public are not allowed due to H&S. I know one of the receptionists at the Town Hall and she is going to ask the caretaker to take a photo for this page. He is currently on holiday. As 1/2 - Grinlow Tower, I gift this to the Devonshires.


Good condition 2020-03-06 00:00 - TP7329 (Grinlow Tower)

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

1/2 today and hadn't heard of bolts until this morning. I know this tower by its local name Solomon's Temple or "Sollors" (a grade 2 listed building), funded by the Devonshires and named after Solomon Mycock who grazed his livestock here. The Devonshires deserve to be gifted the two trigpoints recorded 6.3.2020, their money made Buxton the town it is today.


Good condition 2020-03-05 00:00 - TP5950 (Shining Tor)

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

There are numerous routes to arrive at this majestic pillar, the highest peak in Cheshire. Todays walk was dedicated to the many people who have specifically travelled to bag this trig and had no view and rubbish weather. Today was spectacular and not a soul to be seen. By the by work is going on at the Cat and Fiddle which is reopening in summer as a whiskey distillery plus.


Good condition 2020-03-04 00:00 - TP4314 (Ladder Hill)

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This trig pillar is in my back yard so to speak and after years gazing at a small ridge running off Ladder Hill I finally took the plunge today and followed it from N to S for 1 km. I dedicate this pillar to all the trods, unknown paths and ridges we have often wondered about venturing on. They are waiting for us to discover them. A corker of a path, to the east Combs Valley and to the west the Goyt Valley. A circular walk from Buxton, access to the trig via Long Lane, over a gate and hand rail the wall to the trig. Return same way.


Slightly damaged 2020-03-03 00:00 - TP1769 (Burbage Edge)

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

Did a circular from Buxton via Cavendish golf course then a north to south traverse to return via Macc Old Road. Wet, wild and windy but with far less bog than experienced at the weekend on Rombalds Moor. A few metres to the east of this trig in the wall can be found a stone with one of Joe Browns numbers carved into it. He worked at White Hall in the early 1960s and carved a navigation course for the students of coordinates or bearing/distance. Twenty in total in the Goyt and Combs area carved in gate posts, bridges etc. So Joe Brown (one of our best climbers) I gift this to you, they are still visible after nearly 60 years and this is the only trig column you will pass on the +17 mile circular walk.


Good condition 2020-03-02 00:00 - TP1406 (Black Edge)

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Ran up via Corbar Hill (said hello to an old friend), onto Combs Moss to the trig and back via Lightwood reservoirs. Trig overlooks Dove Holes, once described to me as the "arm pit of the county". A bit harsh. The views are far more superior/dramatic on the western edges. I gift this trig to Walsh fell shoes, once one of the only two shoes geared towards fell runners. In my opinion they are still the best shoe on the market and made in this country.


Slightly damaged 2020-03-01 00:00 - TP0704 (Rombalds Moor)

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

Drove over to do Ilkley Moor fell race, tons of mud, but become the norm this winter. The FRA are 50 years old this year and encouraging people to participate and do at least 15 races off a pre-selected 50 list. Impossible to do all 50 since some races clash. Nice way of doing some new ones. Done a bit on Rombalds Moor, but never a fell race. Did a circular walk from Wells Road to visit this trig column (upper part is chipped). It is dedicated to all the FRA committee past/present who keep this sport alive. We have a wealth of experience amongst the runners and they dont get paid a sausage. For the love of the sport. Chilled to the bone today.


Good condition 2020-02-29 00:00 - TP5970 (Shutlingsloe)

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

I helped out today at one of my running clubs fell races. The race was ran in memory of a member who tragically died in a motor bike accident. The race went through Macclesfield Forest and up/down this hill twice (it is often referred to as the "Cheshire Matterhorn", but locals call it "Shuts" - dont get the vowel wrong). Once all done and dusted, we walked a circular route from Standing Stone car park. Getting very wafty up there, but extensive views in all directions. I gift "Shuts" to his partner and son whom he left behind.


Good condition 2020-02-28 00:00 - TP3098 (Fairfield)

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There are 5 pillars to be bagged in a day around Buxton +18 miles, this is the least interesting one of the lot. I would start here and progress to Axe Edge. We are at 300 metres and sitting very smug with our lowland chums flooded at the moment. So Buxton town is gifted today's pillar. Keep us dry.


Good condition 2020-02-27 00:00 - TP2407 (Corbar Hill)

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Approached this trig from the rear, came off Combs Moss via Lightwood Reservoirs (that were) and finally descended into Corbar Woods. Although Corbar Hill is approximately 1 km from where I live, I felt the dog needed a more substantial walk whilst still dry out there. Made me think that we go running off collecting trig points all around the country that we forget about the ones on our very doorstep. Likewise, in the era of social media we collect many "friends" (who dont know us and never will). So I gift Corbar Hill to our old friends, check both out regularly.


Good condition 2020-02-26 00:00 - TP6361 (The Calf)

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Imagine a perfect day in winter:- sun out, crisp white snow, blue skies, spectacular views in all directions, not a soul to be seen, 7 Nuttalls and The Calf. I gift this pillar to all the poor sods having to earn a crust today.


Good condition 2020-02-25 18:39 - TP1325 (Benson Knott)

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Significant birthday today, a "companion" hadn't forgotten. This entry and pillar is gifted to him. It would have been The Calf, Howgills, but weather stopped play. Pleasant walk from Kendal via Kendal Castle, Fisher Tarn and returned via Cowling Lane




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