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Damaged 2020-08-08 20:45 - TP5440 (Pike Hill)

FB Number: S4393   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

A new one for me as the final pillar of our round of 4, and pillar #33 for my little companion. We parked in the small hardstanding opposite the shooting track gate to the west and followed the track until we were level with the large tarn, and then stomped cross country through the heather. My little helper found the going quite tough as some of the vegetation was as tall as she was, but we powered through. The pillar is not visible until almost upon it due to the slight rise and nearby stubby peat hag. It is damaged on the top on two sides and the foundations are exposed but otherwise it is in ok condition. The centre cap looks original. We returned the same way and got to the car as darkness fell, with one tired but proud little helper ready for bed!

The pillar (1)
The top of the pillar (1)
The top of the pillar (2)
The pillar (2) Pillar #33 for BasilDowl jnr.©BasilDowl


Good condition 2020-08-08 20:00 - TP3365 (Glaisdale Rigg)

FB Number: S4386   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

We had our tea by the trig, which is about as easy a trig as it is possible to find. Pillar #32 for my little helper. Trig in fine condition, in a lovely spot.

The pillar DD's 32nd trig pillar. ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2020-08-08 19:00 - TP2728 (Danby Moor)

FB Number: S4257   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another revisit with my little companion for her 31st pillar. A wonderful spot with fantastic views, and the trig in fine condition. The sharp walk uphill up the rough track was a killer with a 5-year-old in tow, but she was really proud to battle to the top. Onwards to Glaisdale...

The pillar
The pillar (2) Pillar #31 for my little companion. ©BasilDowl


Damaged 2020-08-08 18:00 - TP4539 (Loose Howe)

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

A revisit with my trigbagging companion - this was her 30th pillar. Trig is no worse off, it hasn't deteriorated any further since my first visit a year ago. Wonderful spot, with easy access.

The pillar (1) Pillar #30 for my little companion. ©BasilDowl
The pillar (2)


Good condition 2020-07-26 19:00 - TP0912 (Askwith Moor)

FB Number: S7875   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another revisit to Askwith Moor, this time after having a fantastic spot of tea at The Queen's Head in Kettlesing. Access is as straightforward as you could ask for, parking on the grass verge opposite the (locked) gate. Quick hop over the gate and the trig and good track are all access land, so no problems. Pillar still in great, weathered condition and the views are wonderful. Pillar #29 for my little trigbagger.

The pillar (1) #29 for BasilDowl Jnr.©BasilDowl
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Good condition 2020-07-23 19:20 - TP4420 (Lindley Moor)

FB Number: S7712   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An evening revisit to my favourite local whilst on a quick walk around Norwood. I parked at the large hardstanding off the B6451 near Top Lane, and just about managed to find the right combination of tracks straight to the pillar. Unfortunately, the plantation has recently been completely taken over by mountain bikers, and there are now dozens of trails crisscrossing all over the place. The trees around the rock the trig stands on have also put on some real growth, so you can't see the pillar now until quite close. The short scramble is still a teasing little challenge - I think my spreading middle-age waistline is tempering my agility. The pillar is still magnificent, though - in great condition, in an amazing location with stunning views. As good as it gets.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The pillar (3)


Good condition 2020-07-22 21:00 - TP6037 (Snape)

FB Number: S7678   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A long-overdue revisit to Snape, whilst on a lively evening stroll from Kirkby Overblow. I approached from Walton Head Lane, and followed the PROW (more on this at the end...), and on reaching the last hedgerow on the right before the A658 I followed it uphill towards the gate by the comms mast, through there and right, and the pillar sits imperiously 150yds ahead. Stunning views across lower Wharfedale - and with no crops to damage, no livestock to disturb and no fences or walls to climb, this is as easy as 'trespass' trigs go. No problems at all. Except for the cheeky landowners at Walton Head Lane - who appear to have diverted the PROW that runs through their garden 50yds east down the lane, with homemade signage and no trace of any official due process... most unsavoury, even if I don't necessarily disagree with the new route. But just FYI if you head this way, you'll end up walking into someone's swanky new build cottage garden if you follow the current OS. Incidentally, 'robinhood' and I seem to be crisscrossing these local trigs of late, and I was stunned to read of access issues at nearby Bowshaws. You must have caught the farmer on the one day in 365 they ever do anything with the trig field - please don't be put off a return visit. It's stunning.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Destroyed 2020-07-17 22:10 - TP4180 (Kex Gill Moor)

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

A lovely spot, but again as others have noted, pillar is long gone to quarry work - all that remains is a banked pool. It was almost dark by the time I reached it, having spent too long watching a short-eared owl up at Heyshaw Moor.

The pool
Kex Gill - no more


Good condition 2020-07-17 21:20 - TP3758 (Heyshaw Moor)

FB Number: S7748   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A revisit to Heyshaw Moor just had to be done whilst driving past - it's only a few minutes from the road. A magnificent trig this, you really appreciate at dusk just what a fine spot this is. Pillar condition unchanged from my visit last year - perched atop a rock, looking imperious out across lower Nidderdale. Spectacular!

The stunning Heyshaw Moor
The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Destroyed 2020-07-17 20:30 - TP3496 (Greenhow Moor)

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

A spectacular quarry is no substitute for a moorland hill trig! Not sure why pillars that are lost to quarrying can't be saved and either relocated or repurposed - the huge artwork/viewpoint "The Coldstones Cut" would have been even more stunning with a trig pillar centre stage, I reckon... As others have said, the pillar is long gone. Lovely site to visit, though.

The quarry
Art installation
Giant bike


Damaged 2020-07-04 17:00 - TP3659 (Hartwith)

FB Number: S7662   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Managed to park up on the lush grass verge in Hartwith, and had a lovely little stroll down to the pillar. Had to carefully walk through a lot of sheep, but was pleasantly surprised to see the pillar largely unchanged from my previous visit. I hadn't expected it to survive, but it is hanging on in there. You'd suspect a really harsh winter might finish it off, mind. Pillar #28 for my little companion.

The pillar
Damage (1)
Damage (2)
Damage (3)
Damage (4)
Damage (5)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar (1)
The top of the pillar (2)
The top of the pillar (3)
Pillar #28 for my little companion :) ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2020-06-28 21:00 - TP3688 (Haypark)

FB Number: S7880   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The rain was lashing down, so I made a slightly foolish decision to drive down the farm track to the trig from Pillmore Lane. I got as far as SE 33496 72793 where there is a hardstanding; the track isn't really suitable for Ford Focus suspension components... I left the car and walked up the ROW to the pillar. It sits on a low grassy bank separating two fields, and the ROW doglegs with it. The pillar is in great condition and has an original cap. It also has lovely views, making a fine spot to visit. Recommended.

The hardstanding at SE 33496 72793 where I left the car
The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The pillar (4)
The top of the pillar
Original cap
The flush bracket
Dramatic skies


Good condition 2020-06-28 20:35 - TP0156 (Marton Le Moor)

FB Number: S7663   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I parked up in the wide junction of the minor road to the north west as others have done, and then quickly marched along the verge of the very busy B6265. The pillar is buried in the hedge, but is thankfully just about on the verge side of the hedge, not the field side. The flush bracket faces the road. The pillar is in good shape, albeit with some vegetation and a replacement cap. No access issues at all, just a need to be careful on the roadside.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The OS plaque


Good condition 2020-06-27 16:45 - TP7105 (York Hill)

FB Number: S7666   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A revisit with my little companion - her 27th pillar. We parked on Ribston Road and walked up via the ROW past the sewage works. The vegetation was chest high in places. The pillar is in fine condition, safely hidden amongst the hawthorn hedge. Access is a doddle, as there is a scrubby field edge between crops and hedge to walk along. Replacement plastic cap. We returned the same way, getting caught in a huge thunder/lightning downpour en route. The risks we take...!

The approach
The approach (2)
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Pillar #27 for my little companion ©BasilDowl
Lovely views up here


Good condition 2020-06-14 18:00 - TP4178 (Kettlestang Hill)

FB Number: S7709   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The trig is in stunning condition, and it sits in a wonderful spot. But the walk in to reach it was about as unpleasant as it gets... in fact this one is going on my list of 'never again' along with Yockenthwaite Moor... I parked at Tom Corner carpark on the Dallowgill Road, and made my way through the dreadful Potter Lane Farm. It's typical Nidderdale access - no stiles, no signs, thick vegetation, blocked gates, blocked or non-existant paths... eventually made it out onto the moor, and it was quickly apparent that the ROW on the map doesn't translate to any kind of path or even vague trod on the ground. I had to point myself at the distant trees surounding the Kettlestang shooting hut on the horizon, and plough on. It's only a mile and a half, but the knee-high heather, burnt scrub, bog... it took forever. I finally made it to the shooting house and then on to the pillar. It's in excellent condition, with lovely smooth concrete and little weathering. An original cap tops off a superb trig. I returned the same way. The pillar is recommended, but the route I took absolutely is not.

The shooting hut More of a lodge, tbf
Thank god...
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar
The cap
The flush bracket


Good condition 2020-06-14 16:00 - TP1890 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S7272   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

What a pillar this is... I parked on Nutwith Lane at SE 21058 77829 and made my way through the woods - thanks to the Swinton Estate for the access. I left the woods on the ROW heading south around Horsepasture Hill and quickly saw the trig ahead - it has had a stunning new coat of paint recently. A quick hop over a knackered barbed wire fence and an easy stroll through a pasture field and the pillar is sat atop a grassy bank under the shade of a huge old beech tree. It is a beautiful, wonderful spot. It was so peaceful, with the sun shining and the grasshoppers buzzing; I could have sat there all day. The pillar is in excellent condition, and the new paint job makes it look new (albeit it isn't quite white, it's more a vague magnolia shade.) I returned the same way. Highly recommended.

The approach
The trig is immediately visible
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Damaged 2020-06-14 14:30 - TP5812 (Sandy Hill)

FB Number: S7714   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

A wonderful trig, but a dreadful walk in. I parked at the tiny spot at the junction of Wreaks Lane and Brown Bank Road; someone had parked appallingly so I had to ditch the car in the hedge. A dull-as-ditchwater stroll up Wreaks Lane to Sandy Hill led to a scrubby track straight to the pillar. The trig is knackered, with substantial damage to the top and one side. The concrete is crumbling away, and the spider is exposed at two of three ends - it might not survive another bad winter. Its condition does nothing to detract from the location, though - it is spectacular. It's just a shame that grouse moors - and this one in particular - are ecological deserts. The return the same way was as boring as the way in. Onwards to Camp Hill...

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The cap
Damage (1)
Damage (2)
Damage (3)
Damage (4)
The flush bracket
The pillar (3)


Damaged 2020-06-10 21:15 - TP1874 (Caley Deer Park)

FB Number: N/A   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

An evening revisit to this local pillar whilst on a walk up to Caley Deer Park from Bramhope; I haven't been here for a few years and had forgotten it was in such an appalling state. Very sad to see - it has been pillaged for its metalwork, and both the spider and flush bracket have been mercilessly hacked from the concrete. No need for it.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket location
The top of the pillar


Good condition 2020-06-08 21:45 - TP6357 (The Bowshaws)

FB Number: S1873   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another revisit to a local pillar. I was passing it on an evening walk from Eccup, so it seemed rude not to pop over and say hello. The trig field has again been left to run to meadow and wildflower, and there is a scrubby field edge been left along the wall; access is a doddle with nothing to disturb or damage. Pillar in excellent shape, in one of the loveliest spots in the area. A firm favourite.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
A lovely spot


Good condition 2020-06-06 17:00 - TP1361 (Billing Hill)

FB Number: S3875   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from the Plane Tree Hill pillar, through some nonchalant cattle. Pillar unchanged from my previous visit, with patches of old green paint and a green spider still present. Glorious views from this spot, it really is lovely up here. Pillar #26 for my little trigbagger.

The pillar (1) #26... ©BasilDowl
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
Glorious views


Good condition 2020-06-06 15:45 - TP5471 (Plane Tree Hill)

FB Number: S1818   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another quick local walk, another quick revisit to a local trig - and my little companion's 25th pillar. Nothing to report since my previous visits, the pillar is still in fine condition nestled into the wall overlooking the airport runway - complete with grounded planes.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2) Pillar #25 for my little companion©BasilDowl
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Grounded planes


Good condition 2020-05-31 21:30 - TP0912 (Askwith Moor)

FB Number: S7875   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A very quick revisit after a Washburndale walk; glorious sunset from this fantastic trig. Lovely views all round; pillar in excellent shape despite lichen and bird spoilage...

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Good condition 2020-05-31 21:00 - TP4360 (Lanshaw Farm)

FB Number: S7878   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A quick revisit whilst out on an evening walk from Little Alms Cliff. Pillar has some cracks and surface damage, but looks fine otherwise. The field was full of sheep with lambs, so I chose not to jump the fence for the flush bracket this time. A lovely evening for trigs...

The pillar
The top of the pillar
A lovely evening


Good condition 2020-05-31 20:00 - TP8089 (Little Alms Cliff)

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

I have been to Little Alms Cliff countless times, and never even noticed the bolt. As I've completed all the local pillars, I've resorted to bolts. Went out tonight for a picture, as part of a lovely evening walk. Bolt in fine condition, in a wonderful setting.

Little Alms Cliff
The bolt
The location


Good condition 2020-05-30 17:50 - TP0517 (Wetherby)

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

Bagged on the way home from visiting nearby Stainburn Hill pillar. Block and rivet/bolt all in good condition, and easily found amongst the grass on a small rural road junction reservation.

The location
The FBM
Close up
The plaque
The bolt/rivet


Good condition 2020-05-30 17:30 - TP6146 (Stainburn Hill)

FB Number: S1879   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

After a family walk along the Wharfe from Weeton to Harewood and back, we nipped up to Kirkby Overblow so that my little trigbagger could bag this one. I last visited in winter, and the jungle was bad even then. Today it was nigh-on impenetrable. It took us three passes to even see the gate, then to squeeze through the thorns and nettles and scrabble over the gate... to be met by a carpet of waist-high nettles and brambles... and my little companion in a dress... there was nothing to do but plonk her on my shoulders and battle bravely through. The pillar is still safely hidden from the road in this lush no-man's land, and although it's got a lot of ivy covering it, it has a real sylvan charm to it. Pillar #24 for BasilDowl Jnr. We returned the same way, in the same exhausting fashion.

There is a gate in there...
The gate is just about accessible
And we're through...
Needs must... ©BasilDowl
A sea of nettles
The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Pillar #24 for my little companion... ©BasilDowl
Returned via the jungle. Legs intact, just


Good condition 2020-05-24 16:30 - TP1577 (Bramham Moor)

FB Number: S1885   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A final trig on a great socially-distant day out, the brilliant Bramham Moor. After my first bag last year, this revisit was much easier - we just nipped up the steps and through the hedge and back. As easy as hidden trigs get. Pillar #23 for my little companion, and she really enjoyed this one. The pillar is in fine condition, despite missing its cap. Back to base for a pint in the garden.

The approach
Indy leads Satipo into the temple...
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Sassy little miss at pillar #23! ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2020-05-24 15:00 - TP6449 (Thorner Moor)

FB Number: S1894   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another local revisit for my little companion's 22nd pillar. The trig is in good condition albeit weathered - another lovely spot. A fine little loop from Thorner through to Whittle Car and back, and then we went on to Bramham.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Pillar #22 for my little companion :) ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2020-05-24 14:15 - TP1385 (Birkby Hill)

FB Number: S1896   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A revisit to a local pillar on our first outing since lockdown was relaxed somewhat; happily a very straightforward walk up past Birkby Grange and a slight detour off the ROW to the pillar. We passed the farmer twice, he was very friendly and didn't bat an eyelid to our brief trespass. The pillar is in fine condition still, with some weathering and pitting. It really does have a lovely spot, it's a great trig to visit. Pillar #21 for my little companion.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Pillar #21 for my little companion :) ©BasilDowl


Destroyed 2020-05-22 17:10 - TP6363 (The Chevin)

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

Was buying provisions at a nearby garden centre, so nipped up and bagged the dead trig on way home. As previous logs, this was destroyed 60 years ago and there is no trace of any pillar. Fine views all round, however.

The approach
Views
Approximate location


Good condition 2020-04-30 15:41 - TP6148 (Stairfoot Lane)

FB Number: S3862   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick local revisit whilst driving for essential supplies... pillar unchanged since my last, recent bag.

The pillar
The top of the pillar
Green and leafy fields
The flush bracket


Good condition 2020-03-15 13:15 - TP7188 (Penrith (R))

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

Trig in fine condition, safely hidden away on the wide, wooded central reservation on the A66 to Penrith. The protective fence has collapsed and lies rotting, but the concrete, plaque and rivet look in grand shape. Bit hairy crossing the dual carriageway, though...

General location
The FBM
Closer look
Plaque
Rivet


Good condition 2020-03-08 10:30 - TP7047 (Woodhouse Farm)

FB Number: S3888   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The East Leeds Orbital Route works have commenced at the Whinmoor end of the A6120, and having been told that "all the trees have gone", I went out this morning to see if the trig was safe. It is - for now. The huge roundabout that will begin construction soon is still a good half-mile from the trig pillar, and it looks unlikely to be affected. In fact, it may shortly become extremely easily accessible - there will be a beautiful new tarmac footpath running directly beneath the embankment it sits on, so it should be the work of a moment to visit.

The new footpath/cycle path
The farm entrance
Pillar atop the embankment
The pillar
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Away via the new path. Easy.


Good condition 2020-02-23 16:30 - TP1997 (Carr Top)

FB Number: S7882   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another local revisit so my little companion could bag it - Carr Top was a suitably epic spot for her 20th trig pillar. The wind was appalling today, after battling through a very boggy walk on the higher ground around Lindley Wood, we fought uphill to the trig. Pillar is in fine condition with lovely views, but the access spot where the fence and wall meet is now severely dilapidated. Tea followed at the wonderful Queen's Head in Kettlesing Bottom.

The view from the walk... shall we?
Heading for #20...
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2) - #20 for my little companion! ©BasilDowl
The top of the pillar


Good condition 2020-02-16 15:00 - TP6357 (The Bowshaws)

FB Number: S1873   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A quick revisit whilst walking a very muddy 6-miler from Weardley to Eccup. Pillar in a lovely spot, and in great condition. Resin/plastic plug it would seem. Access as easy as it comes; just cut the corner off the ROW and nip across the empty field, returning to the ROW via field edge. No livestock or crops.

Visible from the ROW to the north-west
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar


Good condition 2020-02-15 16:00 - TP6611 (Tunnel How Hill)

FB Number: S3861   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A quick revisit as my little companion bags her 19th pillar. Trig is unchanged since my summer visit; it sits in a lovely little copse and is in very good condition despite the very worn red paint. I'll definitely pop up in the spring with some white Sandtex...

The pillar ©BasilDowl
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Good condition 2020-02-08 16:35 - TP1708 (Brown Moor)

FB Number: S3879   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick revisit with my little companion for her 18th trig. Pillar as two previous visits, in fine condition with a dense thorny armour, albeit with a missing cap. Access very straightforward - crammy47, I should have been a bit clearer on this one, sorry! I've uploaded a pic of Google maps showing the route I took, and the new ROW. The right of way updates are signposted to the north (presumably to be done following all the development at Barnbow) and show where it will be routed. There will be gates placed in the fence soon, too - this will then become a very easy trig to visit.

My little companion ©BasilDowl
The pillar
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Access/ROW change The red line is how I got there; the green line is the proposed new ROW for later this year.


Destroyed 2020-02-01 16:46 - TP4907 (Moor Hill)

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

Logged this as we visited TP7130 Skirlington, and had a good look at the erosion that took this pillar. There are still the remains of the pill box at the foot of the cliff, but as other baggers have suggested, it is highly unlikely I think that any trig remnants will have survived. A very interesting part of the world. Hopefully Skirlington manages to stay safe.

The erosion is frightening.
Some detritus at the foot of the cliff
The beach might be worth an explore at low tide.


Moved 2020-02-01 16:45 - TP7130 (Skirlington)

FB Number: 10637   Condition: Moved   Score: 8/10

Just about made it to this famous pillar before dark. After following the drama that this unfortunate trig has been through recently, it was great to see it safe and sound. I think we all owe Marcus the farmer at Alston a pint! The pillar sits approx. 55ft from the cliff edge, and has some damage (presumably from the rescue) to the sides and top. We parked at the pill box on Long Lane from Alston in the gloom of dusk, and almost ran up the lane. I think in fairness you could actually drive up this track virtually to the pillar. Pics are dreadful with the lack of light, but it was great to see this one anyway. Onwards to Hornsea for a pint.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The pillar (4)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Top damage
Side damage
Distance from the edge is about 55ft
The churned up soil from the 'rescue'?
The erosion is frightening.


Good condition 2020-02-01 16:00 - TP7540 (Driffield East)

FB Number: S9865   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

After the disappointment of the possibly-dead nearby Driffield West, this was a beauty. Retracing our steps back down the track to the spot where the field meets the woodland, we left the path by one of several gaps in the knackered fence and walked up to the metal gate. The sign warning of army training (and the hum of electricity in the hut installed at the Driffield West pillar site) was the only evidence we saw or heard during our visit that this site is even active at present; it probably helped that we came on a Saturday in winter, but we reasoned that if this was an important or significant MOD property, then it would almost certainly have better fencing and signage. As it was, we just stayed in the field, kept the woodland and fence to our right, and reached the hedgerow at SE 99230 57335. The fence into the woods is also collapsed, so it was the work of a moment to nip over and head into the trees. The pillar sits quite happily a short distance into the wood, and although it is partially covered in mossy vegetation, it is in fine nick. The unusual cap was intact and as other baggers have noted, the flush bracket has had some damage from someone trying to obliterate the OS identification. A very interesting pillar - my first Project Emily - and a great location. We returned the same way, with no access issues to report.

Halt!
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The flush bracket
The bracket damage
The top of the pillar
The unusual cap
Lovely evening


Possibly missing 2020-02-01 15:30 - TP7473 (Driffield West)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Possibly missing   Score: 2/10

I was looking forward to this one, as I've developed a fondness for recumbent pillars, but sadly I think it is no more (or at the very least completely unreachable). We parked up at SE 97991 57737, just off Station Road, and walked up the wide track. Much of the length of the lane is littered with flytipping, remnants of campfires, piles of bottles and other rubbish. It's clearly a bit of a local hang-out. You reach a small strand of trees on the right, and can either follow the track that has been worn through this, or carry on to the t-junction and follow it right. The muddy track now heads south towards the MOD land on the left. Apart from one yellow sign on a gate into the wood over the field to our left, there are currently no signs or evidence at all that this track is anything but accessible to the public. As you arrive at the spot on your left where the MOD woods come to an end and meet a field, there is a bank of earth which is easy to climb up and have a look. Sadly since the last confirmed sighting of the pillar on here almost 4 years ago, there have been significant earthworks in the corner of the field, and a small auxilliary hut has been installed - there was the hum of electrical power, so it must be in use one would assume. Behind the hut, and what I realised was part of the banking I'd clambered up, is a huge pile of rubble and earth that has presumably been spoil from the works. It was greened over, so I assume the previous bagger may have been stood here too - the GPS indicated that this pile of rubble has completely buried the pillar, so it has become completely unreachable or possibly destroyed/broken up during the earthworks. I scoured the vegetation, field edges and hedgerows, but could find no trace at all in the vicinity.

The concrete preventing vehicular access to the track
Fires, flytipping and rubbish
The banking/rubble pile
The hut
The hut & earth pile Pillar should be somewhere under this lot
Brash yielded nothing
Nothing


Good condition 2020-02-01 14:50 - TP6477 (Tibthorpe)

FB Number: S6458   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another easy bag of another pillar guarded by thorny armour. We parked up off the road and hopped over the gate at approx. SE 95848 56268, and just followed the two hedge lines. The field had an infant crop in it, but there was plenty of border to avoid any trampling. Pillar sits inside the hedge, and is in excellent condition.

The first hedge
Second hedge...
Nearly there...
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar (1)
The top of the pillar (2)
The flush bracket


Good condition 2020-02-01 14:30 - TP3164 (Fimberfields)

FB Number: S6464   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked just north of the spot height on the B1251, and just followed the field edges as they doglegged towards the trig. Two of the three fields had been recently ploughed, the other was stubble. Even in summer with a full crop, I think there is enough boundary grass/scrub to allow access from the road without setting a foot in any of the fields. The pillar has a lovely spot, with cracking views, and is in excellent condition - albeit with an aggregate plug. There was a bird pellet in one of the brass loop recesses.

The approach via field edge
A wonderful spot
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
Raptor pellet
The flush bracket
Superb views
The pillar looking dramatic on the horizon


Good condition 2020-02-01 12:45 - TP4047 (Huggate Wold)

FB Number: S6463   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bagged as part of a windy 6 mile walk from Fridaythorpe. As the ROW heads north-east from the enormous Wold House Farm, we diverted east along the hedgerow, keeping to the field edge (although there was no real need, the field was stubble). The pillar was a bit further than expected, and is safely defended by a very thick, sharp thorny armour. The flush bracket frustratingly faces south west, so I had to crawl through the thorns to snap it. Pillar is in good condition with the usual weathering. We returned the same way.

Heading up the field edge
The pillar in the hedge
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar in profile


Good condition 2020-02-01 11:40 - TP6078 (South Wold)

FB Number: S6296   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A tricky one to access, this. Thanks to some Google Earth scouting and to jonglew's suggestion of gardening gloves, I made it in one piece. The side road gate looked the easiest point to get over, and so it proved. A very quick discrete raid and I was away. Pillar is heavily weathered but in otherwise fine condition. Tarmac (?) plug in place of the cap.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar (3) Looking back to the gate
The pillar (4)
The tricky gate


Good condition 2020-01-26 15:30 - TP3425 (Grafton)

FB Number: S2575   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A wonderful pillar. We parked up in Grafton at the small hardstanding at the bottom of the lane and walked up. The view as you come over the brow of the rise is fantastic - I was amazed at the pillar, atop its little promontory, and my little companion was ecstatic that the trig stands guard over a playground. Win-win today. The trig commands a superb spot overlooking the playground and sports fields, and having been adopted by the Harrogate Rambling Club, the access staircases were in great condition. The pillar was fine, except for heavy weathering; it has what looked like an original cap, although I am no expert. It also featured a small plaque courtesy the aforementioned Ramblers. A great trig, this. Also the 17th pillar for my little companion.

Amazed at the pillar location and the playground...
The pillar (1) #17 for my little companion! ©BasilDowl
The plaque
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar (2)
Alternative approach...
Approach steps
View of the sports field and playground
View from the playground


Good condition 2020-01-26 14:15 - TP5681 (Rievaulx Hole)

FB Number: S6483   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Definitely another winter pillar. Parked up on Stockings Lane and headed up the ROW south to Oswaldkirk Hag. At the boundary to the trees there is a gate, and the ROW continues on - but handily there is a good track to the right that keeps between the trees and the fenceline of the adjoining trig field. As there is absolutely nothing in the field at present - it's not even been ploughed yet - the pillar was easily visible throughout. Got as close as possible on the 'right' side of the low, non-barbed fence and hopped over. A couple of hundred yards of open ground over clarty mud and the pillar was in fine condition, albeit missing it's cap. I can understand why some are uncertain about bagging this when there are crops in the field, as it is quite a way off the field edge/ROW and you are clearly visible. I returned to the lane via obvious tractor track.

On the ROW
The pillar is revealed
The handy path after deviating right from the ROW
Crossing the mud
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Toppled 2020-01-19 13:30 - TP3676 (Haw Cliff Top)

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

Having previously walked this area, it seemed unlikely to me that the farmer would go to the trouble of dragging this off a steep, gorse-filled hillside, so I assumed from the two previous logs that this pillar had been broken up on site or was hidden/buried. It turned out to be the latter. The pillar is toppled, in exactly the same position as previous logs (not far at all from its original spot) but has been covered with 6-7ft of rotten silage and manure. I looked around for a stout stick or old fence post, but none were forthcoming, so I rolled up my sleeves and went in. The rot on top stinks. It's full of mushrooms, worms, flies and god-knows-what. I was stood in manure, scraping away with bare hands for 30 mins before giving up. I managed to reveal part of the spider, but it needs someone to pop up with a shovel and some water and really give it a go. Sadly, as per previous logs, it would seem that it is laying on its flush bracket. Glad to see it alive, but christ the smell...

The approach from Biggin
The view from the hillside
Tremendous views It's a wonderful, wonderful spot
Approaching the top near the turbines
Eureka
It's under here
After a half hour's scraping
The pillar
The top of the pillar
Mushroom-y goodness...
Good to see it still hanging on.


Good condition 2020-01-19 11:30 - TP3980 (Holme Moss)

FB Number: 2958   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A glorious spot. Walked up from Holme on a stunningly cold, crisp January Sunday morning and visited the highest point in West Yorkshire (apparently) and the trig pillar on Black Hill. Pillar in excellent condition with fresh white paint, sat atop its own stone-built promontory. It is leaning considerably, however. Onwards to Thurstonland and a joyous rediscovery...

The approach
The pillar comes into view
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2) Quite a lean...
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Good condition 2020-01-12 15:40 - TP6410 (The Nosegay)

FB Number: S4090   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

The final pillar of a tremendous day out was the best of the lot. After parking up on Amblers Croft, I walked up the track - and you can clearly see the trig on the hilltop ahead - but it was really obvious from the word go that I'd need the landowner's permission. The two riding schools/stables at the end of the lane were packed with mums taking their daughters riding, and cars coming and going. I got chatting to one of the mums and she directed me to Brendan at the house - and Brendan turned out to be a very friendly chap who happily granted me permission to visit the trig. He sent me up the track to the trig field with a friendly bit of advice to be careful around the horses. One of the mums came with me, and we got chatting about what trigs are, why I'd want to spend my Sunday bagging them, where I'm from, where I work, inside leg measurement, etc etc. The pillar sits with a lovely sweeping view, protected by thorny scrub and dedicated horses, and is in fine condition, albeit with a replacement cap. I struggled through the mud back to the car, having waved a goodbye to the gaggle of mums. Then it was onwards to The Calverley Arms for a restorative pint. Great outing.

The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The pillar (4)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The guard-horses
The bagger's reward


Destroyed 2020-01-12 15:25 - TP6963 (Windhill)

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

I'd had too much fun at Idle Hill Reservoir to really care about a long-deceased pillar, but for the sake of completion, I drove up to Whinney Brow and had a look at #15 and the approximate location. What a hobby this is... !

The approach to Whinney Brow


Good condition 2020-01-12 15:00 - TP4095 (Idle Hill Resr)

FB Number: S1800   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I'm logging this one as a 9, as it's been fascinating today. I first scoped this one out on Google Earth, and taking into account the previous logs and their varying tales of access, I parked up on Wrosecliffe Grove to the north of the reservoir and headed down the footpath. It was exceptionally busy, with dog walkers, pram-pushers and courting couples all out in force today. I waited for a gap in the traffic, and nipped over the metal gate at the foot of the mast access track. The wall adjacent was knackered, folk have clearly used this in the past. After a quick uphill stride, I crossed the grass and reached the stone wall of the reservoir. There are several broken bits and obvious footholds, but the original iron gate is a dead easy climb and gave easy access to the foot of the grassy reservoir bank. The fact that there were multiple piles of dog crap here tells you everything you need to know about access. After a few yards, everything looked rosy, until I rounded the bend and came upon a huge cavernous hole excavated in the wall of the reservoir. It exposed the interior structure, and the resultant debris pile was my easy route uphill. Fascinating to see. A short stroll through the long grass later and the pillar came into view. The views up here are 360-degree spectacular; as a previous logger has mentioned, the locals are being short-changed! The pillar itself was in fine condition, despite the missing cap, and although you feel conspicuous up there, I stayed a while to appreciate the vista. It is genuinely incredible. After finishing my 12-trig round, I mentioned the earthworks and my concern on the FB page. This led to a spot of Googling, and as it turns out the earthworks may well have been the exploratory or first part of a recently submitted planning application to hollow out the site and build houses. On the way out I checked out the 'old' access route at SE 16654 37137 on Westfield Lane, and that too shows recent signs of clearance and development. All signs, therefore, point to this wonderful pillar being in serious danger, and if you have it on your to-do list, I'd strongly urge you to visit ASAP - especially as access is presently so easy.

The approach (1)
The approach (2)
The iron gate
Earthworks (1)
Earthworks (2)
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The mast(s)
Approximate location of the recent earthworks
The route I took - access is very easy presently No barbed wire, no electric fences, no people/livestock/crops.
The planning application (1)
The planning application (2)
The recent work on the access from Westfield Lane


Good condition 2020-01-12 15:00 - TP11840 (Idle Hill Mast)

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

Bagged by accident whilst gawping at the location and views of the adjacent pillar.

Stunning spot!


Slightly damaged 2020-01-12 14:45 - TP3017 (Eccleshill)

FB Number: S4196   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

This pillar deserves a little more credit, I felt - it sits near the edge of a playing field surrounded by housing, but it is intact and has its own little grassy hump, so it is actually more prominent than expected. The cap is missing, stuffed with debris, it is heavily pitted and weathered, but still a good trig to visit I thought. Parking and access as easy as it gets.

The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The cap debris


Good condition 2020-01-12 14:25 - TP6638 (Tyersal)

FB Number: S4118   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The pillar stands guard at the junction of the permissive path to Pudsey from Tyersal Gate; it's in good condition and despite the flytipping, a very nice pillar to visit. I parked up on the lane and was up to the trig and away within minutes.

The approach
Appalling flytipping
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar Strange material on the top
The views
Looking back


Destroyed 2020-01-12 14:15 - TP5111 (Newhall)

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

Drove over the coordinates it seems... I thought it rather senseless to stop on the M606 to take a picture of some vague embankment, so I left it there...!


Slightly damaged 2020-01-12 13:45 - TP2758 (Delf Hill)

FB Number: S4128   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Brilliant trig pillar. After parking as close as possible to the permissive track, I headed into the scruffy copse on a very muddy track, then realising that the pillar must obviously be on the high point, stalked sharply uphill into the moss-covered trees and dense gorse. Some kind sainted soul has had a real go at cutting back the jungle here; there was a handy fence panel to stand on to reach this. God only knows what this one is like to reach in summer... I could barely reach the FB myself as the gorse is extremely dense. A great trig, albeit damaged with a chunk missing and heavy weathering and lichen/moss growth. I returned the same way.

The (dodgy) approach
Plenty of flytipping, sadly
Looking uphill
Found it...
The pillar
The top of the pillar
The damaged bit...
The flush bracket
The fence panel assistant...


Good condition 2020-01-12 13:25 - TP4825 (Mill Carr Hill)

FB Number: S4201   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Very easy to bag, as it has been incorporated into a paddock fence. I parked in the very handy pull-in for the field, and as the gate was already open, it was the work of a moment to nip in and bag the pillar. It sits on a concrete plinth, in excellent condition. Plenty of litter and debris all around, but the trig commands a fine position here.

Locals having a bonfire with some laughing gas. Lovely.
The gate was open...
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
View from the car...!


Destroyed 2020-01-12 13:20 - TP4067 (Hunsworth Hill)

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

As per other logs, this one is well gone, although I couldn't see a reason for destruction. All the adjacent farmland and pasture is horse territory - why a pillar needs to be removed from a paddock I have no idea. The picture of the skyline is my best guess at approximate location, but I was more concerned with lunch than long-dead trigs at this point.

Approximate location on the horizon?


Toppled 2020-01-12 13:00 - TP7087 (Wyke)

FB Number: S4120   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

One of those trigs where winter makes all the difference. After parking up on Wyke Lane outside the pig farm, I was fully prepared to go into the farm to ask for permission having read the positive comments on here, but the strong signage on the farm gate, coupled with the lack of activity at the premises made me think again, however, so I had a walk up the lane and a good look at the wooded section. The trees and hedging adjacent to the works don't seem to be their property, as all the security etc is well away - and it doesn't seem to belong to the farmer, so I found a spot in the barbed wire where it was already collapsed and headed into the copse. It is boggy as hell, but as it was winter, the rough vegetation is a fraction of the difficulty of summer and it soon gets you through to a locked field gate where you can hop over and simply follow the field edge all the way to the pillar. You're not in sight of the farm at this point, so whilst there was no livestock in the field I felt no need to return to seek permission. The muddy, boggy stalk up the field edge yielded a perfect trig, except for it having being toppled. It's in excellent condition, with lovely sharp metalwork. Such a shame, and if it were not for its location, surely prime for a thorough restoration. After pictures, I returned the same way - without challenge or problem. The stink of fertiliser and swine will haunt me for days, however.

The spot in the barbed wire
The field gate where I exited the wooded section
The field edge approaching the trig
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket (1)
The flush bracket (2)
The pillar (3)
The pillar (4)
The pillar (5)


Good condition 2020-01-12 12:45 - TP3657 (Hartshead Moor Top)

FB Number: S1767   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not quite 'roadside', but easy enough. From the little westward lay-by on the A649, across the road and a quick hop over the metal field gate before ducking under the barbed wire and there she is. The pillar is in fine condition, with what looks like an original cap. Lovely views, just a shame about the adjacent housing. It looks like the sort of dead-end field you could get a tongue-lashing from a local for trespass... good trig though. Onwards to Wike...

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Original cap?


Destroyed 2020-01-12 12:30 - TP5843 (Scholes)

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

As per other logs, I drove right up to Thirlmere Avenue, and presumably the pillar would have been somewhere between #9 and #11... Nothing to report, just another dead trig on the inexorable march of time.

Somewhere in the back gardens of these two...


Good condition 2020-01-05 10:30 - TP4295 (Knowe Fell)

FB Number: S5526   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up from Malham Tarn on a desperately awful day; wind, rain, fog... dreadful. I'm sure there are stunning views up here - I know there are on Fountain's Fell - but we saw nothing today but wet hill fog. The pillar is in fine condition, albeit with an open cap. The 'electric' fence is nothing of the sort now, it's just a knackered old wire fence. In several places the wind has actually blown the posts out of the ground, and in the dips in the landscape you can simply walk underneath it. We went up Fountain's Fell and returned via the Pennine Way.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The wind-hoisted fence


Good condition 2020-01-04 14:00 - TP0705 (Garforth Cliff)

FB Number: S2573   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

My little companion's 16th pillar; revisit for me en route to relatives. Parked at the water tower entrance and had a very quick trot to the trig. Pillar unchanged from my visit in summer; good condition and easily accessible for all. No tough vegetation this time of year.

The pillar ©BasilDowl
The top of the pillar
The fence ©BasilDowl
The flush bracket
The plaque


Good condition 2020-01-03 16:30 - TP6148 (Stairfoot Lane)

FB Number: S3862   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Revisit on the way home from a day out at Harewood. 15th pillar for my little companion; trig in fine condition with no discernable change since my first visit back in early summer.

The pillar ©BasilDowl
The flush bracket ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2019-12-26 15:00 - TP5769 (Rudland)

FB Number: S6746   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Boxing Day revisit to an old favourite. Walked an easy 4 mile out-and-back from Moorend, passing drone operators and gamekeepers en route. The pillar is in fine condition with great views; an excellent spot. 14th pillar for my little companion.

The pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar top


Destroyed 2019-11-24 17:45 - TP2363 (Colton Common)

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

I've passed this site previously a hundred times; it seemed appropriate to log it today after visiting another 'dead' trig at Barnbow Wood.

The junction before the exact spot. I wasn't getting out of the car for a dead trig, in the middle of a 2ft wide strip of dual carriageway reservation...!


Destroyed 2019-11-24 15:20 - TP1039 (Barnbow Wood)

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

Having read the previous comments, I set out from the Thorpe Park retail centre to check if this pillar had been dumped in a hedgerow or on a field boundary. I quickly revisited TP1708 Brown Moor en route, and then set off on the recently updated ROW towards Shippen House Farm. I passed a suspiciously trig-like concrete structure at SE 38798 34266, but it wasn't to be. After searching the assorted rubble in the lane and adjacent to the farm, I followed the Leeds Country Way all the way up to Barnbow Wood - checking all the hedges and possible dumping grounds. Keeping to the field edges, I passed within a few feet of the trig site - it's definitely gone - and then back via Penda's Fields and Lazencroft Farm and the newly-diverted ROW over the new motorway link. Having fairly comprehensively searched the area, this pillar has either been destroyed or moved to the farm yard; the logical next step would be to go and knock on the farmer's door. But it was Sunday lunchtime, and I wasn't about to pester a man who has deliberately removed a block of concrete from his field. Very very wet and muddy walk all round, but certainly worthwhile to silence any doubts.

The trig-like block at SE 38798 34266
Scouring the hedges and field edges
Approaching the field corner
The trig site


Good condition 2019-11-24 14:30 - TP1708 (Brown Moor)

FB Number: S3879   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I revisited Brown Moor whilst en route to investigate the demise of Barnbow Wood; the pillar is exactly as it was during my summer visit. The pillar is in good condition, protected by its thorny armour and with the proposed new ROW to run adjacent to the hedgerow, it looks to be safe from the Thorpe Park development. Both routes of access remain open and easy.

The pillar
The hedge position
The access point from the footpath
The alternative access route
The pillar from afar
The pillar from afar (2)


Slightly damaged 2019-11-09 14:30 - TP0704 (Rombalds Moor)

FB Number: 2959   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

A very wet, boggy slog from Overgate Croft Farm via Rombald's plantation; the pillar is showing its age, with extensive weathering, especially to the top. A beautiful spot, with lovely views - but by 'eck it is a swamp up there at the moment.

The approach
The mast at Whetstone Gate
Plenty about today
The pillar
The damaged top
The flush bracket


Good condition 2019-11-09 13:30 - TP5258 (Overgate Croft Farm)

FB Number: S5302   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bagged along with Rombald's Moor pillar on a 6-mile tour of Ilkley Moor. Lots of standing water after the recent rain, so plenty of bog-hopping to do to get to these. Overgate Croft Farm sits on an easy and obvious footpath; we just followed the wall from Rombald's Moor plantation (which differs from the current OS mapping; it's been partially felled and partially replanted). Pillar well cared for with fresh white paint and in excellent condition despite missing its cap - I wouldn't have realised it has been repaired if not for previous logged comments. Then onwards to Rombald's...

The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Good condition 2019-11-03 14:45 - TP1577 (Bramham Moor)

FB Number: S1885   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked up outside the (closed) quarry gates, and an obvious trod of flatted vegetation on the left leads through past an old ruined brick hut and under some hedge branches to the pillar. It is in fine condition, and has what looks like a popular and comfortable spot. After photos, we noticed that there is a gap in the hedge behind the pillar, with 'steps' cut into the embanked verge; from the road it became obvious that this is the alternative way to reach the pillar, perhaps when the quarry is open.

The quarry gates
The path on the left through the vegetation
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Views
Alternative route to the pillar from the road


Good condition 2019-11-03 14:30 - TP6994 (Wingate Hill)

FB Number: S1886   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A great trig, mainly for the fun in accessing it; also my 150th pillar. We parked on Brant Lane, and took the second gate on the left (open). A quick stroll up the field edge (stubble, nothing to disturb) and a hop over the low wire fence after the tree line and the trig sits just inside the wood after a few hundred yards. Another low wire fence to hop and you're there. The pillar is in good condition, guarded by the sharp thorny armour of the hedge, and has fine views to the south. We returned the same way.

The approach on the final field edge
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar (3)
The pillar (4)
The views


Good condition 2019-11-03 12:00 - TP6872 (Whit Hill)

FB Number: S1890   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visited whilst 'enjoying' a 6-mile Frank Wilkinson walk from Saxton; after dreadful flooded pasture at Scarthingwell we stalked along the A162 and cut straight up the hill. The field was redundant stubble with no livestock or crops to disturb or damage, so a straightforward trot to the summit and the pillar. The trig sits in a lovely vantage point at a field corner under a knarled old tree, and commands excellent views - including down to the 1461 Battle of Towton site. The pillar is in great condition, and we returned as carefully as possible between the tilth. A superb, wonderful trig.

The approach
The approach (2)
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The view towards the battlefield
The cap


Toppled 2019-11-03 10:00 - TP4004 (Hook Moor)

FB Number: S1891   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

Revisit with a fellow bagger. Pillar exactly the same; it deserves to be restored and appreciated. Managed to get a pic of the now partially buried spider.

The approach
The pillar
The top of the pillar
Different angle
Facing north


Slightly damaged 2019-11-01 12:00 - TP4810 (Middleham Low Moor)

FB Number: S7586   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked up on the good vehicle track south of the gallops and exercising fields, and crossed the grass and followed the gallops fence straight to the trig. Pillar in good condition, but slightly damaged at the ends of two spider 'vanes' and a couple of small dents in the main 'body'. A lovely spot, but a damp foggy day today, so nothing to see. Returned via the track; realised that as there was no one about, I could have easily ignored the 'this is not a road' signs and just driven to within 100m of the pillar.

The gallops fence
The pillar appears
The pillar (1)
Memorial plaque
The top of the pillar
Damage (1)
Damage (2)
The flush bracket
The pillar (2)


Good condition 2019-10-31 11:50 - TP5446 (Pill Moor Hill)

FB Number: S7674   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up the bridleway from Hunton, turned left on Hawkswell Lane and then left through the field gate just past Red House. The trig sits within its own little fenced-off copse a couple of hundred yards uphill from the gate, and there is a good clear track straight to it. A quick hop over the low barbed wire and a wade through the nettles and brash and you're there. The pillar is in excellent condition and commands fine views away from the trees. No crops or livestock disturbed and returned the same way.

The copse
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The track back to the gate


Good condition 2019-10-27 15:30 - TP3635 (Harper Hill)

FB Number: S7744   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A superb trig this, if a little unnervingly trespassy. We parked on Drift Lane at approx. SE 20582 70453 and walked through the bracken to a gate, crossed an empty field and over a flimsy wooden pallet gate to the wood. The pillar sits just inside the trees next to a large larsen trap. It is in good condition, with minor moss/vegetation. We returned the same way.

Approaching the flimsy pallet gate
Approaching the wood
The pillar appears
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Nearby larsen trap


Good condition 2019-10-27 15:15 - TP1398 (Bishopside Brae)

FB Number: S7745   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked up in front of a gate on Wath Lane, and quickly found that there is a well-worn trod all the way from the gate straight to the pillar; no need to follow the wall etc. The whole hillside is a giant rabbit warren, so watch your ankles. The pillar sits on a little rise, with beautiful views, and is in excellent condition despite the open cap.

The approach track
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
View on the descent back to the gate


Slightly damaged 2019-10-27 14:45 - TP5251 (Ouster Bank)

FB Number: S7713   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked just past the cattle grid and stalked uphill with the wall on our left. Pillar is in a lovely spot, with sumptuous views however the top is slightly damaged with deep cracks and a partially exposed spider 'vane'. A bad winter could see this one deteriorate significantly I thought. Returned via the same way then on to Bishopside Brae.

The view from the walk up
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Damage (1)
Damage (2)
View on the descent


Damaged 2019-10-27 11:00 - TP5571 (Rain Stang Hill)

FB Number: S7707   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked in the Middleham car park, and walked up the track; through the gate and followed the sheep trod through the heather and scrub right to the trig. Pillar commands a magnificent spot with wonderful views, but the top is significantly damaged. The spider looks particularly vulnerable. Returned to the track via the same route.

The approach
The pillar
The top of the pillar (1)
The top of the pillar (2)
The cap
The flush bracket
The views (1)
The views (2)


Good condition 2019-10-20 17:00 - TP5471 (Plane Tree Hill)

FB Number: S1818   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A quick revisit on way back from Baildon Common and a round of bagging in the Craven area. Pillar, location and access all unchanged from my summer visit - it is still a good little spot.

The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Good condition 2019-10-20 16:30 - TP0970 (Baildon Common)

FB Number: S4092   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the car park with all the locals and courting teenagers, scuttled over the litter and bagged a remarkable pillar. It just seems so nonchalant to be sat in this spot... It's in fine condition, with great views over to Guiseley and beyond to Leeds and Bradford.

The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar in the landscape!
The pillar (2)


Good condition 2019-10-20 16:00 - TP0971 (Baildon Hill)

FB Number: S1801   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked up in a layby on Bingley Road, and took one of half a dozen tracks across the moor and up the hill. Great views from this spot, and it is evidently a local honeypot - mountain bikers, dog walkers (leaving lots of unwelcome spoil), families and runners. Pillar foundations partially exposed by erosion, it sits proud of the surrounding ground by a few inches. Back to the car the same way and on to Baildon Common.

The pillar
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
A wonderful spot
The pillar (3)


Good condition 2019-10-20 15:00 - TP5697 (Rivock Edge)

FB Number: S4563   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

We parked on the wide verge at the junction of the access track for the mast, and walked up. As we approached, several estate workers/gamekeepers were packing up, so we ambled a bit until they'd all gone, and discreetly headed west on the ROW until the wall at SE 07217 44798, and followed that straight up the hillside. As the plantation has been completely felled, the ground is a tough scrub of forestry debris and stumps. The pillar is quickly reached across the small plateau and has wonderful views. It is also - despite being on private land, with gamekeeper protection (?) - very well cared for, with sumptuous bright white paint and scrubbed of all vegetation. A lovely spot. We avoided any risk of damaging walls/newly-planted trees or disturbing cattle by returning via the empty fields to the south-east of the trig.

The felled hillside off the ROW
The hillside from further round the ROW
The approach from SE 07217 44798
The mini-plateau
The pillar
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The view from the return via empty fields to the south-east


Good condition 2019-10-20 14:00 - TP2759 (Delph Farm)

FB Number: S5306   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Having checked previous logs, it seemed prudent to ask for access permission for this one, despite the pillar being so close to the road, and so prominently visible. The cattery is closed Sundays, so all there was to see here were several baleful felines watching through their windows. I had a walk through the barns and farm buildings and shouted a few greetings, but the place was deserted. I briefly contemplated knocking on the farmhouse door, but there was a large dog tied up in the yard and it seemed senseless disturbing him. In the absence of available permission, then, we went through the two gates and jogged to the pillar (in good condition, surrounded by curious friendly sheep) and were quickly away.

The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Curious bovids
The pillar (2)


Slightly damaged 2019-10-20 13:45 - TP6688 (Vicars Allotment)

FB Number: S5561   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked at the end of Shortbank Road and walked up onto the Dales High Way, turning right through the gate just before the small line of pine trees, and then abruptly up the hillside trod that doesn't appear on the map. A short sharp pull and we were up - and what a trig this is. Glorious views over Skipton, lower Wharfedale and beyond. Wonderful place. The pillar itself has a large crack in the top third that looks like freeze/thaw damage, which could potentially cause some real problems. Otherwise in fine nick. We returned via Vicar's Allotment and Jenny Gill.

Glorious views
Flasby Fell & Sharpah
The pillar
The top of the pillar
Crack near the top
The pillar (2)
Nearby memorial cairn


Good condition 2019-10-20 12:15 - TP3054 (Elslack Moor)

FB Number: S4451   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the layby on West Road, and headed up the Pennine Way to the summit. Pillar has been subject to some graffiti but in otherwise good condition. Wonderful 365 views - a fine spot. Returned the same way.

The pillar
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Nearby cairn
The pillar (2) ©BasilDowl
Graffiti


Good condition 2019-10-20 11:30 - TP6455 (Thornton)

FB Number: S5300   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the layby at St. Mary's church, and walked up to the public footpath 100m down the road. Left the ROW to hug the wall up to the mast, and a few yards uphill sits a fine pillar in great nick with lovely, far-reaching views. A great start to a round; returned the same way. No issues with access, livestock or crops - just wet trousers from the long grass.

The approach
The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Toppled 2019-10-13 14:45 - TP4004 (Hook Moor)

FB Number: S1891   Condition: Toppled   Score: 7/10

It's hard not to feel sorry for this trig... it sits unloved, toppled, dumped away from its original spot and surrounded by nettles and brash on an obsolete section of road completely abandoned to nature. As previous posters have mentioned, the fact that this short section of road used to be the 'Great North Road' before the M1 extension lends the place a strange feel. It was definitely unusual walking along the road markings, albeit they are almost lost to the vegetation now. Parked just outside Hook Moor Cottage, there is a huge pile of rubble and garden waste piled up at this point so it is on foot from there. The travellers are long gone, however there are several unmentionable piles dotted here and there, so would suggest caution. The flush bracket is thankfully facing up. I didn't bother wading through 4ft of wet nettles (especially with my intrepid little companion in tow) to check the spider. A terrible shame, then, and hopefully a pillar that could be restored to glory somehow.

The rubble pile
Garden waste piled high
The road is almost covered
The abandoned road section
The pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar (2)
The pillar in situ with companion... 13th pillar for HappyDaze!©BasilDowl


Good condition 2019-10-05 14:10 - TP3758 (Heyshaw Moor)

FB Number: S7748   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A tremendous trig in a wonderful position. Bagged on a 4-mile family walk along the Nidderdale Way and Guise Cliff/Abraham Crags, the pillar sits atop a small rocky outcrop with far-reaching views right out across Nidderdale, Washburndale and Lower Wharfedale. Trig in good condition with fading white paint - a truly beautiful spot, and all on open access land.

The approach
The pillar (1)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)


Good condition 2019-10-03 16:35 - TP6901 (Whitecote)

FB Number: S3807   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A fine way to end an afternoon round; this pillar sits just off a main road in a strange hillside grass verge - residents have clearly adopted the verges, it's a very nice spot. Easy roadside parking. This pillar is in excellent shape with fresh paint, although the foundations are slightly exposed due to the angle of the ground. The proximity of the pillar to the pavement means you can record without having to step foot on anyone's carefully-tended plants. A lovely, unusual trig, and obviously well-cared for.

The pillar
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar


Moved 2019-10-03 16:00 - TP1579 (Bramley Resr)

FB Number: S3876   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

This is a beauty... purely for the brilliant fun actually getting to the pillar. I parked on Broad Lane and walked up the Academy/mast access road. Having read other descriptions of the way in, it appears that the way previously used (as described by srichy) may have been halted. This is my take on it... starting at the Academy car park, take the footpath/track heading round the reservoir, with the school on your right, and it then turns left - and in front of you, as the path follows the wall and turns right again - is a section of fence that has been damaged. The wall has a bar fence, which is topped by barbed wire, but for the 6ft closest to the reservoir fence, the barbed wire has gone and there is a bar missing from the fence. If you're not reasonably svelte the squeeze through the bars could become an indelicate climb over, but either way you're soon into a field of long grass and a clear trod straight to the pillar. The trig is in excellent shape and going by the grass treading, clearly gets a few visitors. The 'other' ways appear to have been recently resecured at both ends, so perhaps it might not be long before this accessible pillar becomes inaccessible....

The old way in...??? ... has recently been boarded up. The vegetation on the narrow route between wall and fence was almost impassible; it had been similarly boarded up at the other end.
The approach
The gap in the damaged fence...
The approach (2)
The pillar
The pillar (2)
OS plaque
The flush bracket (& snail...)
The top of the pillar
The pillar (3)
The third way in... If you're agile
Barbed wire though...
The previous access is now boarded up
The route I took


Good condition 2019-10-03 16:00 - TP13530 (Bramley Reservoir Mast)

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

Bagged whilst scouting for access for the pillar. The mast looms tall; I must have walked every accessible square foot of this plot.

Quite a spot


Damaged 2019-10-03 15:45 - TP4038 (Hough Top)

FB Number: S3880   Condition: Damaged   Score: 2/10

Parked on Harley Road and walked up. What can only be described as a desolate decapitated pillar base sits miserably in the middle of some playing fields/public parkland. Presumably vandalism has done for this one, and as previous logs, you wonder how long it will be before this is put out of its misery and removed. There's an old beer can stuck down the centre, and the flush bracket is also knackered. A very sad state of affairs.

The approach
The pillar
The flush bracket
Desecration!


Good condition 2019-10-03 15:15 - TP1347 (Beulah Farm)

FB Number: S3771   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

As many others have, I parked in The Beulah pub car park and walked up to the section of low wall. I climbed up, pushed through the overgrown vegetation and the pillar is sitting just inside a wire fence. There were a few vehicles about, but I couldn't see anyone to ask for access. The pillar is surrounded by piles of debris, building materials, rubble and car tyres; indeed, there is a big stack of old tyres pushing the wire fence over, making it a very easy quick hop. The trig is in pretty good condition, especially considering its unloved location.

The pillar
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Destroyed 2019-10-03 15:00 - TP6664 (Upper Moor Side)

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

Visited 'dead' trig site for completion, but in truth didn't get within any meaningful distance. Parked in the lane and had a good look across, but all the drive and field access gates were firmly locked and secured and it seemed pointless for a dead pillar to go jumping over such things.

As close as I could reasonably get


Good condition 2019-10-03 14:45 - TP3649 (Hart Hill)

FB Number: S1902   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on Harthill Lane and walked up the public footpath through the trees. As you emerge, the pillar is on the rise of the hill in the field to your right. After a quick look around, there was no one to ask for access or working in the fields in the area, so rather than hop the slightly-too-high-for-a-dignified-hop barbed wire, I went to the field gate and nipped over. Beware, this gate is a bit flimsy. The pillar sits in a pleasant spot with fine views - although you are clearly visible from several nearby houses. Trig in good condition, the aggregates in the concrete seem to be very prominent for some reason.

The street leading to the footpath
The route ahead
The pillar appears on the rise to your right
The pillar
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar


Good condition 2019-10-03 14:15 - TP1132 (Beeston Royds)

FB Number: S3817   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

After reading previous logs, I parked in the newer cemetery on the left with no problems, and walked up to the mast access track. The now disused Jewish cemetery borders the track on the right all the way up to the mast. It has been completely abandoned to nature, and is very overgrown. There are still plenty of beautiful Hebrew inscriptions visible, however. It's a rather unnerving place to be alone. There is a gate to hop over about halfway up where the track doglegs to the left and then north again; this then leads to the mast. The track actually now leads into the woods behind the mast - an obvious hole in the hedge has opened up. There is no need to climb over any barbed wire or further fencing - go through the hole, turn left and the trig is a short way into the undergrowth in the hedge. The pillar is completely swamped by the (thorny) foliage, but still appears in sound condition. A good trig to visit.

Trespassers...
The access track
The pillar appears
The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket


Destroyed 2019-09-28 17:35 - TP6261 (Sunny Bank)

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

As I was in the vicinity I had a quick dash through the rain around the perimeter to bag (or get as close as poss...) another dead trig. As per previous logs, it is long gone. Took a photo of the approx location but the rain ruined it. Bagged for completion.

Hovis...
Somewhere 100m or so beyond


Good condition 2019-09-28 17:15 - TP7045 (Woodhall Hill)

FB Number: S4194   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Despite it absolutely lashing it down, and it being a Saturday evening, there were a dozen cars in the car park so I nipped into the clubhouse to ask permission. The young barman hadn't the foggiest idea what I was on about but the pair of patrons knew of the 'concrete block under the tree'. All were very friendly and access was happily given. The pillar is a very quick stroll from the car park and sits under a large tree. It has been adopted as a memorial to someone's husband (presumably a club member) and has a brass plaque attached. There was also a faded wreath atop the pillar, it felt a little disrespectful to move it so I can't comment on the spider. A fine pillar in a fine location; many thanks to Woodhall Hills Golf Club.

The pillar
The plaque and wreath
Flush bracket
Pillar top
The trig from the fairway
The trig from the car park


Good condition 2019-09-28 16:20 - TP1361 (Billing Hill)

FB Number: S3875   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked up from Layton Avenue in the pouring rain. All the cattle were in the adjoining fields so access was very straightforward. Pillar has fine, extensive views and is in good condition. The old green paint shows in patches through the now-fading white paint; the spider retains the green however. The concrete is pitted on the various edges. Returned the same way.

The pillar
Flush bracket
Pillar top
Views to the north
Green paint patches


Good condition 2019-08-26 12:10 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

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

Giving this revisit a 10/10... 4-year old daughter managed a straight ascent of the southern face without any drama whatsoever today. Hot, foggy, busy... and she scrambled up faster than me. Her first 2k peak and 11th trig. A very proud dad today. The summit was heaving; iconic pillar still stunning.

The Summiteer! ©BasilDowl
The glorious fog-free view on the descent


Moved 2019-08-15 18:30 - TP6488 (Tingley Hall)

FB Number: S3815   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

A wonderful decision by the developer to not only retain and reposition the pillar, but to give it centre stage in its own little communal garden. This act of considerate conservation should be applauded, hence the higher rating. Pillar is a little rough - it's damaged on the top edges and is heavily weathered - but is no less pleasant a visit for it. A fine spot.

The garden
The pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar top
A fine spot!


Destroyed 2019-08-08 12:15 - TP7027 (Wombleton)

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

Had a good scout round the lanes at either end of the field, and a few of the adjoining hedgerows - no sign of a dumped pillar or any remnants. Parked at the northern field gate and had a good look with the zoom lens, but the field is fully cropped so there seemed little sense risking any damage for a 'dead' trig. Without a destruction confirmation though, perhaps this one should be 'possibly missing'...?

The approximate site on the rise.
Somewhere here-ish


Good condition 2019-08-07 19:50 - TP4017 (Horcum)

FB Number: S6912   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bagged after an aborted attempt last year (cattle with calves). Parked in the Horcum car park and walked up to the main gate. Thankfully the field is empty, no crops or livestock, and has been for some time looking at the vegetation in there. The field gate was even open from the ROW... simple case of walking up and hopping over the final wire fence. Pillar in good shape, reasonable views all round - a good spot.

The pillar
The pillar top
The flush bracket


Good condition 2019-08-07 18:15 - TP5982 (Simon Howe)

FB Number: S4370   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Continued a long round from Eller Beck Bridge and the pair of trigs on Louven Howe by picking up the track through Fen Bog, over the railway line and up across the moor on the Lyke Wake route. Reached the cairn and standing stones first before the trig. The pillar stands in a lovely spot with fabulous views; it is in good nick overall but has lost some of the pillar top to weathering.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar top (1)
The pillar top (2)
The flush bracket


Damaged 2019-08-07 17:40 - TP7930 (Louven Howe Aux 1)

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

Walked up from Eller Beck Bridge as part of a 9-mile evening round. Easy walking on the bridleway up past Fylingdales' boundary (replete with warning signs) and up on to a good stone track. Visited Lilla Cross and then on to Louven Howe and Louven Howe Aux 1. The pillar is as Aux 2 over the moor - it's a drainpipe filled with concrete with a spider on top. The outer casing has fallen away significantly and the internal concrete is now damaged. An interesting curio with excellent views and worth consideration if visiting Louven Howe pillar - it's literally about 50ft away.

The pillar
Damage
Pillar top (1)
Pillar top (2)


Good condition 2019-08-07 17:30 - TP4552 (Louven Howe)

FB Number: S4392   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Eller Beck Bridge as part of a 9-mile evening round. Easy walking on the bridleway up past Fylingdales' boundary (replete with warning signs) and up on to a good stone track. Visited Lilla Cross and then on to Louven Howe and Louven Howe Aux 1. The pillar is in a wonderful spot with far-reaching views across the moors and to the sea. Pillar in fair condition despite heavy weathering and is a great trig to visit - it's a beauty.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar top
The flush bracket


Slightly damaged 2019-08-06 17:10 - TP5874 (Settrington)

FB Number: S6262   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

An easy find just off the Wolds Way tucked in near trees. Pillar in a bad way; big chip missing from the top and several cracks throughout. Lots of litter - Thatcher's Cider cans and beer caps - and generally a bit of a scruffy spot. Bagged in the pouring rain, (hence the terrible photos) after a family visit to Wolds Way Lavender. 10th pillar for my little companion.

The pillar
Flush bracket
Damaged top
Pillar top
Litter
Bit rainy... ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2019-08-05 21:00 - TP4089 (Hutton Mulgrave Moor)

FB Number: S4388   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked opposite the gated lane. Climbed over a very heavy (and heavily padlocked) gate and quickly trotted up the rough track. As per previous logs, went to second gate and turned left up through treeline to avoid barbed wire fence. Pillar sits a few metres inside the trees and is in fine condition.

The approach
The pillar
Flush bracket
Pillar top
The treeline
The track with the second (unlocked) gate.


Good condition 2019-08-05 20:30 - TP0129 (Potato Hill)

FB Number: S4322   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fantastic easy bag on a wonderful summer's evening. The pillar is tucked behind a hedge on a field edge just off the road. Bright white paint and good condition. Great spot.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
Flush bracket
The pillar top
OS plaque
Sunset


Good condition 2019-08-05 14:40 - TP2961 (Easington)

FB Number: 2949   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in front of the mast, left the wife with the engine running, and quickly walked with the little one up the track opposite. A quick hop over the barbed wire, stride through the long grass and bag the trig and back - done in ten minutes. Pillar in good condition with foundations partly exposed. I caught my leg on the barbed wire and tore my trews; on the return I noticed there are plenty of large holes earlier in the fence. The farmer was in his lower field feeding his cattle; despite seeing me (with my four-year-old on my shoulders) he didn't bat an eyelid. The field has run to long grass so isn't currently in use.

The approach
The pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar top


Good condition 2019-08-05 14:00 - TP0004 (Danby Beacon)

FB Number: S4255   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Lovely spot high on the moors with spectacular 360 views. The pillar sits roadside near the unusual beacon and a nearby topograph, and is in fine condition. Visited as a family en route to Staithes.

The pillar (1)
The flush bracket
The pillar top
The OS plaque
Topograph
Topograph top
The pillar and beacon ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2019-08-04 14:45 - TP5731 (Roppa)

FB Number: S6911   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Revisit to a favourite, bagged as part of a 4.5 mile family walk through Cowhouse Bank. Pillar in superb condition with lovely bright white paint. It really is a smashing spot up there, with great views in all directions. We were also barely ten minutes ahead of another pair of trigbaggers - hopefully their account will follow mine!

The pillar
The pillar top
The flush bracket
Me and DD ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2019-08-03 21:20 - TP3365 (Glaisdale Rigg)

FB Number: S4386   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Great spot for a pillar... you could probably touch it from the car. Trig in fine condition sat in a glorious spot with lovely views all round. Easiest of easy bags.

The pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar top
Literally roadside


Good condition 2019-08-03 20:30 - TP2728 (Danby Moor)

FB Number: S4254   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on the wide grass verge and took the direct way straight up the hillside on a good track. Short, sharp pull and you're up - with lovely views in every direction. Pillar in good condition stood next to a tall stone column with OS bench mark inscription. A lovely spot.

The approach
The pillar and stone column
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The pillar top
Nearby bench mark


Damaged 2019-08-03 20:00 - TP4539 (Loose Howe)

FB Number: 2955   Condition: Damaged   Score: 7/10

Fascinating trig. Commands a wonderful spot high on the wilder moors with views in every direction. Sadly, the pillar itself is in a very poor state with extensive damage, cracks and vegetation. It has also sunk into the surrounding bog to the point where almost all the flush bracket is submerged. Parked at the large layby and stalked up through the patchy heather. Despite its poorly condition, some kind soul has very recently given it a coat of paint. I had to bail furiously to reveal the FB number but no chance of a picture. This one needs some major engineering works to salvage!

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The damage
The pillar top
The flush bracket Best I could manage.
The moss


Damaged 2019-08-01 11:20 - TP7931 (Louven Howe Aux 2)

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

A quick bag of a very unusual trig type. Parked in a lay-by and skipped through barely 100m of heather to reach it. It's a concrete pipe set on end and filled with concrete and then has had a spider affixed. The outer pipe has cracked presumably due to weathering and the pieces are at the foot of the pillar. Very interesting bag, and as it's not on OS 1:25k maps I wouldn't have known about it if it weren't for this site.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The spider
The cap


Good condition 2019-07-31 22:19 - TP2055 (Caulkleys Bank)

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

Bagged at night. Pillar in lovely condition and really interesting build.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar


Good condition 2019-07-31 21:30 - TP1070 (Barton Heights)

FB Number: S7711   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bagged from Barton-le-Street as part of a 5 mile dusk/night walk. Very overgrown trails and the trig was completely buried in the hedge. A bit of bushwhacking and I got in to look it over. Apart from extensive vegetation the pillar seems in good condition. Another point to note... going by the flattened crops and tracks leading to the spot I'd suggest this has been visited regularly but obviously not by folk logging here.

The hidden trig
The top of the pillar
The pillar
The flush bracket


Good condition 2019-07-31 20:15 - TP2224 (Cliff Hill)

FB Number: S6902   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

First time I've ever had any kind of 'GOML' incident whilst bagging. Parked at the scrap of land by the gate to the west and quickly walked up the hill. As the hill levels out, the trig becomes visible. On this occasion, there were a number of large cows surrounding the pillar. If there had been calves or any young bullocks in, I'd have abandoned ship there and then, especially as it was getting on for dusk. But these were all mature cattle so I pressed on and they barely gave me a glance. After bagging the trig, however, my presence suddenly spooked them and I was very quickly run out of the field. Back at the car a young lady (she didn't identify herself or her farm) wanted to know what I'd been doing in her field and why. She assumed ignorance of trig points, and seemed very unhappy that I'd been disturbing the "cows with calves" (although I saw none). I apologised anyway and we left it at that. A note of caution, therefore - and now looking at some earlier logs it makes more sense - this is not a trig to bag in summer or without permission. You must be visible from the farm to the north when at the trig. My mistake here, and again, apologies to the landowner for any inconvenience.

The approach
The pillar (1)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The pillar (2)
The cattle


Good condition 2019-07-31 16:45 - TP5691 (Riseborough)

FB Number: S6905   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in the lane to the west, nipped through the open gate and quickly walked up the field to the trig. The cattle were all sat at the other end of the field so this was a very easy bag. Lovely views. Pillar in good condition, but foundations are partly exposed.

Pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The view to the easy access from the lane via gate


Good condition 2019-07-30 20:00 - TP5670 (Riccal)

FB Number: S6917   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Glorious spot for a trig to sit. Lovely views to the south and south-west and a fine little spot as part of a dry stone wall. Pillar in really good condition despite the usual weathering and lichen, and some of the foundation is exposed. Walked up from Hutton-le-Hole via the footpath to Spaunton. Quickly diverted from the ROW and just followed the field edges - no crops to damage. Great trig for a summer's evening.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The view


Damaged 2019-07-29 16:00 - TP6513 (Tom Smiths)

FB Number: S6480   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked off the A170 and quickly hopped over the pair of gates and walked across the field. There was nothing growing as the grass had just been harvested. The trig has obviously had a whack from a tractor or similar, as it's cracked right through. Lovely views across Hambleton.

The pillar in the field
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Damage (1)
Damage (2)


Slightly damaged 2019-07-11 20:30 - TP5429 (Peter Lane)

FB Number: S3818   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Bagged on the way home from the John Charles Centre. Parked in the wide entrance to Grove Farm, and quickly nipped up the public footpath. The trig is sat on the northern side of the path, deep in the hawthorn hedge. I trampled the vegetation to view the flush bracket. Damage to the top edges and a strange impact 'crater' on the southern face, with some faded graffiti, was sad to see. Otherwise it is a fairly quiet spot for an old trig to sit. The views across Morley were quite nice to be fair.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar
Top damage
The flush bracket
Impact damage
Views


Good condition 2019-07-11 18:00 - TP6462 (Thorpe)

FB Number: S3859   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

An easy roadside bag en route to a game at the John Charles Centre. I planned to park in the very close field track entrance, but the rocky ground and vegetation didn't look great, so I parked on Whinthorpe Avenue and walked up. Middleton Lane is extremely busy, with fast-moving traffic thick on both lanes - keep your wits about you for this one. Pillar in good condition, plenty of thick vegetation but easy enough to flatten to inspect the flush bracket.

The approach
The field entrance Didn't fancy parking here.
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
Fine views


Good condition 2019-07-07 12:00 - TP1708 (Brown Moor)

FB Number: S3879   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Having read the recent history for this one, I was unsure what to expect on the ground. I parked in the Thorpe Park shopping car park, nipped over the road, and followed the new ROW footpath. As it doglegs, there is a white boarded security fence abutting a knackered barbed wire fence - people have clearly jumped it here. I followed suit, and then headed north up the field keeping the adjacent barbed wire fence/hawthorn bush on my left. The trig then appeared, nestled right in the hawthorn - with the FB frustratingly facing west into the hedge. There was nothing for it but to retrace back to the jumping spot, and then jump the other barbed wire fence, and follow the hedge on my right this time. The rough vehicle track back to the new footpath was an easy return. Trig in good, weathered condition, just a bit awkward to locate. It also looks safe for now - the development doesn't look to have enough room to really expand this way now. Fingers crossed.

The security fence
The jumping spot
The pillar (facing east)
The top of the pillar
The rough vehicle track The trig is now on your right if you want the FB
The pillar (facing west)
The flush bracket


Good condition 2019-07-04 21:00 - TP3347 (Gibbet Hill)

FB Number: S7584   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This one is a bit of a challenge. Not for the terrain, but for the conspicuity - you are always conscious that this one is a trespass. We parked outside the Shooting Club gates - as it was 8.45pm-ish, it was all locked up, no-one about to ask - and decided against going through their land. It didn't seem right. We walked a few yards back down the road, over a non-existent field boundary and then followed the hedge, tight, up the field. As it got to the top bit, it wasn't looking good but thankfully the farmer had mown an access path through the waist-high wheat, so we damaged nothing. The trig is sat just over the fence, amongst the hawthorn. It looks in great shape. A quick tap and a picture and we were away. Not a place to hang about.

The approach
The corner hiding the trig
The pillar (1)
The top of the pillar
The cap
The flush bracket
The pillar (2)


Good condition 2019-07-04 20:00 - TP7105 (York Hill)

FB Number: S7666   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in a layby on the A661, followed a very overgrown bridleway to a hawthorn hedge at the summit line of York Hill, and followed it along for 30-40 metres. Trig sat bang in the middle of the hedge. Someone has recently had a bit of a prune of the hedge it seems. Trig in fine condition. Carefully picked a way back through the fields via the edges in order to avoid the dangerous road walk.

The busy A661
The approach
The pillar (1)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The pillar (3)
The pillar (2)


Good condition 2019-07-04 19:00 - TP5683 (Rigton Bank)

FB Number: S1874   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the lane, took the left of three gates, quick jog up the hard track at the field edge and as the track turns right, the trig is hidden inside a hawthorn hedge. There is a better view from the other side of the hedge, as it really is stuck in there. It looks to be in good condition, albeit with some minor damage to the top edges. The hedge makes a fine suit of armour!

The approach
The pillar (1)
The flush bracket
The storage tank
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)


Slightly damaged 2019-06-29 20:15 - TP6192 (Stock Hill)

FB Number: S1512   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

I parked in front of the locked gate and hopped over. Most of the silly vandal paint has worn off. There was an interesting tower/antennae and water tower, but really it's just a couple of hundred feet of country lane. The trig sits on the north side and is in good nick apart from the obvious lean and the usual weathering and light lichen/vegetation.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar top
The pillar (3)
The flush bracket
Lovely evening


Destroyed 2019-06-27 21:45 - TP4906 (Moor Grange)

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

Another deceased trig to finish a lovely evening of local bags. The verge was stuffed full of nettles, otherwise I'd have had a good look around - you can easily picture a pillar at this spot. Another great local trig lost.

Approximate position Somewhere on this rise


Good condition 2019-06-27 21:30 - TP5850 (Scott Hall)

FB Number: S3891   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Another local bag - I've driven past this one a dozen times, and touched it before on the way to playing football. Bagged as a 'bagger' tonight. Straightforward - parked in the lay-by on the left opposite the rugby club, quick walk up the central reservation. Lots of traffic. Pillar in very good condition considering where it is - must assume a sympathetic or knowledgeable person was in charge when the road was constructed...

The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The pillar (3)


Destroyed 2019-06-27 21:15 - TP3766 (High Ash)

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

Another 'dead' trig, but visited for completion. Interesting to note where it would have stood - as others have said, somewhere around the driveway of 'Two Trees'.

Approximate position


Good condition 2019-06-27 20:30 - TP7047 (Woodhouse Farm)

FB Number: S3888   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on Gateland Lane, and walked along the lovely farm track towards Woodhouse Farm before turning off the track and heading up along the field edge that rises up above the A6120. I was obviously not the first person to do this recently, as the weeds and foliage were already trampled in a beeline straight to the trig. Being careful to avoid crushing any of the knee-height cereal crops, the trig appears at a rise right on the edge of the drop away down to the road. The pillar is weathered and has some vegetation attached, but in otherwise fine condition.

The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar


Good condition 2019-06-27 19:30 - TP1385 (Birkby Hill)

FB Number: S1896   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A truly lovely trig - sited just off a right of way, under the shade of a tree amongst long grass with lovely views. A very lucky trig. There was no problem parking at the foot of the lane to Birkby Grange, and it's a quick stroll up the hill, past the houses and straight to the pillar. It's in fine condition, with some weathering and minor lichen/vegetation. The green paint has almost gone now.

The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Glorious spot for a trig to live out her days!


Good condition 2019-06-27 18:30 - TP1585 (Brandon Hill)

FB Number: S1895   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The trig sits in the hedge that divides a paddock; tonight there were only horses in the eastern half. With no-one around to ask, and not fancying knocking on cottage doors, I carefully picked a section of solid fence, and quickly nipped over and visited the trig. Despite trying desperately hard not to spook the horses on the other side of the hedge, they all took umbrage at my presence, so a quick 30 seconds later I was back in the car and away. The pillar looked in excellent condition, no doubt guarded by the natural reluctance folk must have to crossing a field full of horses within sight of the owner's front windows. A bit unnerving this one.

The pillar
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Position in the hedge


Destroyed 2019-06-27 14:05 - TP3984 (Holt Lane)

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

Quick lunchtime trip to the site of what would have been my closest local trig. It's a fine spot, tucked in on the grass verge of a back lane, facing views over a golf course and then beyond to lower Wharfedale. A real shame that it's gone. You really know you've caught the bug when you start bagging 'dead' trigs...

The approximate location
The road junction (1)
The road junction (2) Pillar would have been somewhere central in this hedge, possibly more to the right near the fence.


Good condition 2019-06-26 14:30 - TP5471 (Plane Tree Hill)

FB Number: S1818   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Quick lunchtime local bag. The car park/hardstanding next to the water treatment compound is locked with a very stout metal gate, so there is only room to squeeze a car in front of it off the busy road. Quick walk up along the compound and then field fence, and the trig is part of the field boundary, wedged between a wall and a fence. Pillar in excellent condition, and has great views over the airport and runway, and is a very easy bag.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The pillar (4)


Slightly damaged 2019-06-23 21:00 - TP5916 (Sharpah)

FB Number: S5498   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Bagged Sharpah whilst on a good - if wet - 6.5 mile Frank Wilkinson walk from c.1999 from Flasby. We took in Crag Wood, Sharpah (Sharp Haw) and both ends of Rough Haw to complete a fine round of Flasby Fell. The pillar has a chunk missing from one base corner, and the foundations have been exposed by the eroding soil, but it is in otherwise good condition. Fine views across Airedale, over to Cracoe Fell and beyond. Unfortunately the rain, wind and cold affected the pictures quite badly on this one.

The approach to Sharp Haw
The pillar (1)
The flush bracket The wind was ridiculous tbf
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The top of the pillar Again, the wind did for this pic


Good condition 2019-06-23 14:00 - TP0705 (Garforth Cliff)

FB Number: S2573   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Quick local bag whilst visiting relatives. Dropped off near the water tower, quick walk down a track, right turn into a field and the pillar is nestled against the water tower security fence. It looked quite content amongst nettles and other thick undergrowth. Condition was good, solid shape, no real damage beyond the usual weathering. Some lichen/moss etc. I trampled the foliage around it to get to the flush bracket, which faces the fence. Would be a better bag in winter when all the greenery is gone.

Against the fence
The field view
The pillar
Top
The OS plaque
The flush bracket


Good condition 2019-06-02 14:00 - TP6148 (Stairfoot Lane)

FB Number: S3862   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Difficult to spot if driving south to north, or if in summer as I did, as trig is tucked in tight next to a tree on the narrow verge/field boundary. I ended up parking tight on the last bend of the road, and walking down to bag it. The pillar is in excellent shape really, and has nice views - as it's also a bit of a pain to walk to (Stairfoot is a very narrow, busy country lane - not ideal walking) it doesn't seem to attract much attention. The only worry would be the tree roots toppling it perhaps.

The pillar Tucked in tight behind this tree.
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
Wider view If driving south>north, it's easy to miss amongst the summer foliage.


Good condition 2019-06-02 13:30 - TP6611 (Tunnel How Hill)

FB Number: S3861   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A fabulous trig, hidden away in a little patch of nondescript scrubby copse. Parked next to a pair of newish houses that sit on Tongue Lane adjacent to the school playing fields, and walked to the footpath. The route is obvious - at the dogleg in the path, there are two trods that lead off into the woods - take the left - and it leads straight to what seems to be a popular trig. For some reason it is painted red, which is now faded badly. The pillar itself is in good shape. A really interesting spot, this. Might return with some white Sandtex one day...

The approach through the trees
Closer up, there it is
The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The trig, sat happily in the wood


Good condition 2019-03-16 15:30 - TP3207 (Flusco Pike)

FB Number: S6481   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The final trig of our Greystoke round, the rain lashed down unabated as we walked up the track from the road. The tip boundary guides you up, and the trig sits comfortably in a paddock near an old outhouse. The pillar is in fine condition, with (presumably) nice views to the south and west.

The approach
The old building
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket


Damaged 2019-03-16 13:00 - TP3514 (Greystoke Park)

FB Number: S6953   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Continuing our round of trigs from Greystoke, this one is a little more involved. The forest was closed to access due to 'major works', but after we slipped over the defences, we found it completely abandoned of men and machinery. The quarry itself was deserted. A bit of tricky bushwhacking followed a dash up the track in the rain and the pillar presented itself. It actually has a nice spot, with good views. The pillar is leaching salts, has several cracks and heavy lichen growth but is otherwise fine. A good trig to bag, this.

The quarry
The quarry wall
The pillar
Alternate view
Leaching and lichen
The flush bracket


Good condition 2019-03-16 12:00 - TP4042 (How Hill)

FB Number: S6996   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A storm prevented us from walking on the fells, so we embarked on a round of trig-bagging from Greystoke. Parked in the hardstanding for the old mast track, and walked up. No one about, no livestock - just heavy rain. Pillar is ok, but has some cracks and weathering.

The mast
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
Flush bracket
Pillar top
Cap close-up


Good condition 2019-03-16 11:30 - TP3753 (Hewer Hill Quarry)

FB Number: S7000   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A storm prevented us from walking on the fells, so we embarked on a round of trig-bagging from Greystoke. Parked off the road, and walked up through the muddy wooded track to the disused quarry. Pillar sits atop the spoil with a view across farmland. It has a lot of salt dispersion and heavy weathering but is otherwise fine.

The quarry
The pillar
Flush bracket
Pillar top


Good condition 2019-03-16 11:00 - TP4087 (Hutton Bank)

FB Number: S6994   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A storm prevented us from walking on the fells, so we embarked on a round of trig-bagging from Greystoke. Parked in the lane, walked up the field edge from the ROW and quickly nipped across two empty (no livestock or crops) fields to bag the trig. Pillar in good condition, views are good (not that we saw them through the rain).

The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
Flush bracket
The pillar top


Good condition 2019-03-16 10:00 - TP3784 (High Dykes)

FB Number: S6995   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A storm prevented us from walking on the fells, so we embarked on a round of trig-bagging from Greystoke. Parked in the lane, quickly over the gate and follow the fence line up a (very) boggy field to the pillar. Trig in good condition, but not a very inspiring spot sadly.

The pillar
Pillar top
Flush bracket


Damaged 2019-03-02 13:30 - TP3659 (Hartwith)

FB Number: S7662   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

If anyone hasn't visited this one yet, I'd advise them to do so ASAP. It is in a sorry state, sadly. The spider has gone, and the whole top is crumbling away. There are long, deep cracks throughout the structure, with fresh pieces surrounding the base. We visited on a clear, if grey, day and it was such a shame to see that it has very recently suffered serious (possibly fatal) damage. I can't tell if this is weather or vandalism, but it's surely not long for this world.

Approaching The view on approach, through the gorse
Top The top has crumbled completely
Facing Including the debris field(!)
Bracket Intact
Cracks Look closely, and there are deep cracks throughout. The concrete has failed.
Debris Obviously recent, from the coloration, lack of weathering/vegetation etc.


Good condition 2018-11-02 09:00 - TP3102 (Fallinge)

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

An absolutely glorious, clear crisp morning walk through Whitesprings plantation and up to Fallinge Edge. Wonderful views and a great quiet spot for a pillar. Trig in good condition - one of my favourites, and will definitely revisit.

The pillar with views ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2018-10-31 17:00 - TP7003 (Wirestone)

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

Pillar located in scrubland at the hill edge. Easy bag from a hardstanding off the road - no fences to negotiate. Bagged after a family day out.

The pillar
The scrubby ground


Good condition 2018-10-07 18:00 - TP3579 (Halton Height)

FB Number: S5313   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bagged whilst on a lovely evening walk across Barden Moor. Trig in good condition with superb views.

The pillar


Good condition 2018-08-27 12:00 - TP3475 (Green Bell)

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

A very hard, long walk in the Howgills to finish off some peak-bagging.

The pillar


Good condition 2018-07-15 12:00 - TP4949 (Mount Pleasant)

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

A summer revisit a few months after my first bag. The hedging around the double fence at the road is now almost impassible, so the landowners clearly aren't bothered about the upkeep of the right of way. The pillar was unchanged from March, the barbed wire was still in place and the views and site are still pretty unremarkable. It's an interesting trig pillar regardless.

The approach from the road
The pillar


Good condition 2018-03-11 12:00 - TP4949 (Mount Pleasant)

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

Walked as part of an 8-mile loop from Kettlesing Bottom. The stile in the hedge wasn't obvious at first, as the hawthorn/blackthorn has been left to fill the gap. The pillar has been used as the corner post in a dry stone wall, and has barbed wire fencing attached. The pillar itself is in good condition, but the site is a bit nondescript really.

The top of the pillar
The pillar
The wall position
Alternative pillar view


Good condition 2017-12-03 12:00 - TP3678 (Haw Pike)

FB Number: S5307   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked as a Frank Wilkinson route from Deighton. Wet, muddy winter's walk. The trig is in good condition, with fine views.

The pillar
The top of the pillar
Fine views


Good condition 2017-11-19 13:00 - TP6551 (Tow Scar)

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

Quick bag from the road - about 10 minutes walk - and back down. Trig has superb views of Ingleborough.

The pillar
The views


Good condition 2017-11-19 11:00 - TP0944 (Aye Gill Pike)

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

Glorious cold, crisp winter's day. Trig in a fine spot next to a crumbling wall. Great views all round.

The pillar
Another view


Good condition 2017-07-02 13:00 - TP4347 (Langerton Hill)

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

Bagged on a walk from Appletreewick on a lovely warm summer's day. Trig pillar in very good condition, with beautiful views. Highly recommended.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)


Slightly damaged 2017-06-25 12:00 - TP4787 (Meugher)

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

Probably the most remote trig in the Dales - it is a long stomp across peat hag and bog in any direction from anywhere. It's a genuine achievement reaching this one, and certainly so if in bad weather. We had a warm clear day, though.

The pillar


Remains 2017-04-30 12:00 - TP0788 (Addlebrough)

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

Walked up from Thornton Rust, visting the new/replacement pillar/cairn, and a quick squint at the old spot. Inexplicable destruction, really mindless. Lovely spot though.

The old spot
The replacement 'pillar'


Good condition 2017-04-07 13:00 - TP5605 (Red Dyke)

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

An easy bag of an unexpected roadside trig; it sits on the grass at a crossroads on Dalby Forest drive. In good condition.

The pillar


Good condition 2017-03-12 13:45 - TP4447 (Little Mell Fell)

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

Stone-built pillar with good views. 15 minutes from the car - an easy trig and Wainwright in any weather.

The pillar


Good condition 2017-03-12 12:00 - TP3801 (High Pike)

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

Fine stone-built pillar with viewfinder on top. Windy, foggy day.

The pillar
The top of the pillar


Good condition 2017-01-21 10:00 - TP6146 (Stainburn Hill)

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

Bagged as part of a short Pannal/Kirkby Overblow walk, this was a tough bag. The gate off the lane wasn't obvious, and then the amount of vegetation, even in winter, meant it took a good while to locate. Other than some ivy growth, the trig pillar is in good nick. An interesting bushwhacking expedition!

The approach
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2) Showing the ivy
The gate Even in winter, this was a pain ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2016-09-12 16:00 - TP1875 (Calf Top)

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

Second walk of the day after a Howgills round. Pillar in an excellent spot with lovely views.

Calf Top


Good condition 2016-09-12 12:00 - TP6361 (The Calf)

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

Walked up from the Cross Keys on a Howgills 2K mission. Lovely warm day for it.

The pillar


Good condition 2016-08-08 19:00 - TP5481 (Pockley)

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

Pillar is tucked into a hedge in a field boundary - no walls or fences to jump, no crops to damage - very easy and quick bag from a dead-end country lane.

The pillar


Good condition 2016-07-30 16:00 - TP3422 (Gowbarrow Fell)

FB Number: 10790   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Gorgeous spot - a stone-built pillar with stunning views in every direction. Bagged as a 6-mile walk prior to a wild camp on Gowbarrow. Glorious sunny day.

The pillar ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2016-06-07 17:00 - TP6037 (Snape)

FB Number: S7678   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bagged as part of an evening walk from Kirkby Overblow to Pannal. We ended up stravaiging straight along the A658 and through a thicket to get to the hillside. Interesting antennae array nearby. Trig pillar in very good condition, with lovely views across lower Wharfedale.

The pillar
Looking back
The approach
Antennae array
Views over lower Wharfedale


Good condition 2016-06-04 12:00 - TP6357 (The Bowshaws)

FB Number: S1873   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A retrospective log of this local favourite, as it featured my little companion's 2nd ever pillar. She was safely tucked inside the carrier, scoffing a tuna sarnie, oblivious to the wonderful concrete history lesson behind her. Happy days.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2) Pillar #2 for my little trigbagger, replete with tuna sarnie©BasilDowl


Good condition 2016-06-02 12:00 - TP6207 (Stone Beds)

FB Number: S8226   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Visited whilst walking a 9-miler from Kettlesing Bottom to Darley and back. The major interest here obviously comes from the close proximity to Menwith Hill Base, and the thrill/worry of being 'off-path' in that area. On my visit, I had no such problems. The footpath that borders the boundary fence was well-mown, and all the heavy security was interesting - I strongly suspect that I was being watched from a stationary vehicle as I crossed the main road, but I wasn't approached as I quickly hopped over the wall and walked up to the trig. It is sat in a field, amongst a small pile of stones and nettles, and is in perfectly perfunctory condition. The base looks to be a little exposed, but otherwise no issues. Good views and the extra dramatic tension from the local geography give this a bit of a boost!

The approach
The pillar
Looking back


Destroyed 2016-06-02 11:50 - TP17469 (Cote Hill Observation Post)

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

Retrospective log, after realising I must have virtually walked over the top of where this was on my way to bag the Stone Beds pillar. The security next to the ROW is something else; it makes for some added excitement if nothing else.

The approximate location


Damaged 2016-05-14 12:00 - TP6463 (Thorpe Fell)

FB Number: S5312   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

A long walk out from Appletreewick to take in Thorpe Fell and Barden Moor. My companion fell in the Wharfe at Howgill - lovely warm day though. The pillar is knackered, in a really damaged and heavily weathered state - but the metalwork is clinging on.

The pillar
A closer look


Good condition 2016-05-07 12:00 - TP4208 (Kilnsey Moor)

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

A lovely walk out on a warm spring day. Went over Threshfield Moor and Skirethorns.

The pillar


Good condition 2016-04-24 12:00 - TP4423 (Ling Park)

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

Bagged on a round of Beamsley Beacon and Middleton Moor. The pillar sits in a convenient roadside hardstanding, amongst scrubby vegetation, and has been recently vandalised. A big shame to see it looking like this, it just needs a good clean and some fresh paint as it is in otherwise fine condition.

The pillar (1) ©BasilDowl
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)


Good condition 2016-03-13 10:00 - TP0690 (Binsey)

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

A fine little hill, standing alone with good views of Skiddaw and beyond.

The pillar


Slightly damaged 2016-03-12 14:00 - TP6001 (Skiddaw)

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

A tremendous mountain round of Skiddaw and its subsidiaries; we finished via Dash Falls. Met up with a charming Scot for the walk - very bleak on top, but a wonderful array of characters up there!

All the commotion up here...!


Slightly damaged 2016-01-01 12:00 - TP5167 (North Nab)

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

A fine outing for New Year's Day 2016. We trudged up from Bolton Bridge, and despite all the usual grouse moor 'management' shenanigans, this was an excellent pillar location.

The pillar


Good condition 2015-12-13 12:00 - TP0912 (Askwith Moor)

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

Bagged on a long walk from Timble, this trig sits in a fantastic spot with far-reaching views. Sadly I saw little of this, as it was a grim, wet, foggy day. The pillar itself is in fine condition.

The pillar
The approach


Good condition 2015-09-26 14:00 - TP2965 (East Baugh Fell)

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

A tough, long and wet walk up through some challenging terrain. Also one of the largest stretches of land in the Dales with no features whatsoever - it's a really bleak place in poor weather. Also bagged the 2k summit of Tarn Rigg Hill.

The pillar


Good condition 2015-08-28 22:00 - TP6093 (Spaunton)

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

Bagged after dark on a fine walk up from Lastingham. The last mile is through trackless, pathless heather and scrub - doing in the dark is a total folly as finding the shooting track on the return is impossible. Great pillar location though.

The pillar ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2015-08-26 21:00 - TP5769 (Rudland)

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

Walked up from Gillamoor, reached the trig and Golden Heights after dusk. Pillar in fine condition, lovely location - easy bag this.

The pillar


Good condition 2015-08-02 14:00 - TP4420 (Lindley Moor)

FB Number: S7712   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

One of the very best trigs in the whole area, if not county. The pillar sits atop its very own little gritstone promontory, and commands a superb position across Washburndale. It isn't a simple task, however, to scramble up this in wet or icy weather, as it is a significant drop if you make a mistake. It's nothing technical at all, but the foothold requires confidence. After a couple of aborted winter attempts to get to this one, I went on a dry day and had no problem with the short scramble. Superb trig in great condition in a wonderful setting. Local perfection!

The approach Sensational trig!
The scramble drop-off
The views
The pillar ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2015-06-21 12:00 - TP4020 (Horse Head)

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

Walked up from Hubberholme and went via Strans Wood. A fine day out with a very dry Wharfe.

The pillar


Good condition 2015-04-17 16:00 - TP6449 (Thorner Moor)

FB Number: S1894   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Bagged on a lovely spring afternoon walk after finishing work early. The trig pillar sits mid-hedge in the middle of a field on a ROW - you can't miss it. Good condition, with little in the way of weathering. A visit to nearby Hetchell Wood and the Pompocali highly recommended.

The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The top of the pillar


Slightly damaged 2015-03-22 11:30 - TP1874 (Caley Deer Park)

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

Bagged on a family walk along the Chevin and through the woods. My little girl's first trig (aged 6 months!). The pillar was in danger then, sited in a quiet corner off the main thoroughfare, and had obviously been attacked for the metalwork recently. The damage/vandalism that this pillar has suffered since is tragic, really. It was a great local trig; it takes a fair bit of imagination to picture the trig predating all the trees!

The pillar The best pic I have, unfortunately. ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2015-03-14 12:00 - TP5468 (Place Fell)

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

Stunning views in fully 360, this was a fantastic trig atop a wonderful mountain. Bagged in wintry conditions on a cold March day.

The pillar


Good condition 2015-03-08 12:00 - TP1997 (Carr Top)

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

Bagged on a superb wintry walk from Lindley Wood. The pillar sits in an old abandoned quarry, and is fenced off - but the fence is in a shocking state and easy to climb over. The pillar is in excellent condition, and has lovely clear views.

The approach
The pillar


Good condition 2015-01-24 14:00 - TP4360 (Lanshaw Farm)

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

Walked an 11-mile circular from Almscliffe Crag to Little Alms Cliff and back; bagged this en route. The way through the plantation is appalling - it's like a swamp, but with mountains of dog crap. Unpleasant. The trig is in good condition, and sits on the 'wrong' side of the barbed wire if you approach this way. You can touch it however, so we felt no need to jump the fence this time.

The approach through the trees ©BasilDowl
The pillar


Good condition 2014-12-26 15:50 - TP4360 (Lanshaw Farm)

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

Retrospective log, correcting my first bag of Lanshaw Farm. Completely forgot I went to visit the pillar whilst recceing a family walk for the Christmas break. It was almost dark, and I remember the way back was torture!

The pillar


Slightly damaged 2014-11-02 14:00 - TP5129 (Nine Standards Rigg)

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

A very wet and cold day taking care of High Seat (ture summit) and Nine Standards. Threw my boot over a waterfall...

The pillar


Good condition 2014-08-06 13:00 - TP6004 (Skiplam)

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

A return visit a few days after an aborted night walk, this trig sits in a wonderful spot high above Skiplam moor and with sumptuous views. Also worth a visit is the little peak of Birk Nab to the north.

The pillar


Good condition 2014-08-03 19:45 - TP6927 (Whorlton Moor)

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

Bagged on a 14.5 mile wander from Chop Gate along the Cleveland Hills and Bilsdale Moor. Lovely clear summer's evening.

The pillar


Good condition 2014-08-03 17:00 - TP0697 (Botton Head)

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

Bagged on a 14.5 mile wander from Chop Gate along the Cleveland Hills and Bilsdale Moor. Lovely clear summer's evening.

The pillar


Good condition 2014-06-08 13:00 - TP6357 (The Bowshaws)

FB Number: S1873   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bagged on a local walk from Golden Acre Park, via Eccup Whin and Lineham Farm. The trig is located up against a dry stone wall some way off the footpath. The field was pasture, and took some wading through very long grass to reach. Pillar in good condition, with usual weathering, and all the metalwork was in fine nick. The views are excellent up here on a clear day - it's a great trig.

The approach
The pillar
The pillar (2)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar
The views
The meadow Waded through this lot to reach the pillar.


Good condition 2014-05-25 12:00 - TP5374 (Penhill)

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

Stone-built pillar bagged on a walk from West Witton, taking in Redmire Force. Colleagues thought I'd gone over the falls; turns out it was just my Tunnocks they were mourning.

The pillar


Good condition 2014-03-15 14:00 - TP2382 (Coniston Old Man)

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

Bagged on a hellish 10 miler from Coniston. Originally set out to bag Wetherlam and the tops, but ended up descending Red Dell in the thick soupy fog and re-climbing straight up The Old Man. Tired doesn't cover it. Wet, misty and cold.

The pillar


Good condition 2014-02-03 12:00 - TP2383 (Conistone Moor)

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

Bagged on a wet, grey day from Kilnsey and Conistone to Mossdale Scar and surrounding area.

The pillar


Good condition 2014-01-25 11:00 - TP3677 (Haw Crag)

FB Number: S5308   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked as a group on a Frank Wilkinson route from Gargrave. Wet, grey day. Trig in fine condition. Dedicated to Melanie Gent, our now sadly departed companion who so enjoyed this walk and brought us so much hilarity.

The approach
The pillar
The top of the pillar
The flush bracket
The gang at the trig


Good condition 2014-01-18 11:20 - TP7493 (Sails)

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

Retrospective log; bagged the summit of Sails, noted the circular depression with submerged concrete ring at the time, but thought little of it. A return needed to bail it out and photograph properly. Miserably awful day bagging the Mallerstang skyline... only a pint in Hawes saved my spirits.

The ring next to the cairn on Sails


Good condition 2013-08-06 12:00 - TP5734 (Roseberry Topping)

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

Walked up from Newton, bagged on a 10-mile walk taking in the Cook monument. Hot, sweaty day.

The pillar ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2013-08-01 12:00 - TP7378 (Stoodley Pike Monument)

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

Walked on a long stride out from Hebden Bridge. Glorious views on a a lovely warm summer's day.

The monument


Good condition 2013-07-12 13:00 - TP3724 (Helvellyn)

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

An 11-mile wander across the Helvellyn Range from Glendridding, taking in Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge, Catstye Cam, Lower Man, White Side and Raise. Baking hot, knackering, miles of climbing, and a pint that went down like air. Great day.

The pillar ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2013-06-03 12:00 - TP1874 (Caley Deer Park)

FB Number: S1872   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walked up from the Chevin, taking in Caley Deer Park and some of the forestry routes on an evening stroll with the wife. Pillar in good condition (then), with all metalwork present.

The pillar
In a little clearing


Slightly damaged 2013-05-19 11:00 - TP1115 (Beamsley Beacon)

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

Walked on a Frank Wilkinson route from Addingham; also bagged The Old Pike, Round Hill and Lippersley Pike. A grey, wet day. Trig sits in a fine position with lovely views over lower Wharfedale, but is definitely showing a fair bit of wear and tear. Features a plaque regarding ancient monuments - the gigantic adjacent cairn seems to be a concern... !

The pillar
The plaque
Eds at the pillar


Good condition 2013-04-29 12:00 - TP3461 (Great Knoutberry Hill)

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

Walked up from Dent viaduct via Crag of Blea Moor, and then on to Hawes for a pint and some scran. Great day.

The pillar
The pillar


Good condition 2013-04-19 11:30 - TP5370 (Pendle Hill)

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

Walked up from Pendle on a warm spring day. No sign of the old pillar, and the new replacement sits in a paved/cobbled set, so presumably any old groundworks are beneath this. New pillar in fine condition, and the fell itself is a wonderful spot with far-reaching views in every direction.

A chap and his hound...


Destroyed 2013-04-19 11:00 - TP10114 (Pendle Hill )

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

Walked up from Pendle on a warm spring day. No sign of the old pillar, and the new replacement sits in a paved/cobbled set, so presumably any old groundworks are beneath this. New pillar in fine condition, and the fell itself is a wonderful spot with far-reaching views in every direction.

The replacement pillar


Good condition 2013-04-14 12:00 - TP6768 (Water Crag)

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

Walked on a long tour of Rogan's Seat, Water Crag and Tan Hill from Keld. Appalling weather all day long.

The pillar


Good condition 2013-04-07 12:00 - TP3427 (Gragareth Fell)

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

Bagged as part of a 10.5-miler from Leck House up to Gragareth, Green Hill, Great Comb and Crag Hill. Glorious winter conditions with stunning views and great caves to explore at the end.

The pillar ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2013-03-11 12:00 - TP4549 (Loughrigg Fell)

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

A lovely winter's day, walked up from The Three Shires; finished by the fire in their lounge with a pint of Coniston Old Man - heaven.

The pillar


Good condition 2013-03-03 12:00 - TP1493 (Blea Moor)

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

One of my favourite pillars - sits atop a quiet fell with stunning views across to the Yorkshire Three Peaks, and in a great position for the viaduct and walking routes to Dent, Wharfedale and beyond. Trig in great condition too, someone seems to be looking after it.

The pillar ©BasilDowl


Good condition 2012-12-28 15:00 - TP2610 (Crook Rise Crag Top)

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

Magnificent trig, perched atop a crag looking out over Wharfedale.

The pillar


Good condition 2012-10-20 12:00 - TP2465 (Cow Close Fell)

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

Long walk up Darnbrook Fell and Fountains Fell, trig sits amongst eroded peat hags. The pillar itself has the entire of its foundations exposed by the erosion, and stands almost a metre off the gound. Interesting to see.

The pillar ©BasilDowl


Damaged 2012-09-09 12:00 - TP7104 (Yockenthwaite Moor)

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

This is one walk and trig I will not voluntarily choose to revisit. The walk up here is awful. Mile after mile of undulating peat hag, swampy bog and endless grouse moor nonsense. Fine views however. The trig was on the verge of breaking up iirc.

The pillar ©BasilDowl
The top of the pillar


Good condition 2012-09-01 15:00 - TP7929 (Drumaldrace Cairn)

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

Dreadful weather, but another Yorkshire Dales 2K peak ticked off, then straight to Hawes for a pint and the creamery.

The cairn


Slightly damaged 2012-09-01 12:00 - TP2795 (Dodd Fell)

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

Another walk in terrible wet weather. Trig, iirc, was in reasonable, if weathered, condition and was standing in its own little 'moat'.

The pillar


Good condition 2012-08-27 12:00 - TP2488 (Crag Hill)

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

Walked in horrendous weather from Dent via Whernside. Long, arduous and unpleasant.

The pillar ©BasilDowl
The pillar


Good condition 2012-07-22 12:00 - TP3468 (Great Shunner Fell)

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

Bagged whilst walking the Fossdale Horsehoe round. The pillar has been subsumed by the stone summit shelter, and is fairly moss-covered and weather-beaten.

The top of the pillar
The pillar ©BasilDowl


Destroyed 2012-07-15 12:00 - TP10128 (Wild Boar Fell)

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

Walked a long, arduous 15-16 miler to take in Wild Boar Fell and its tops, plus much of the western Mallerstang skyline. Wonderful walk. Previous trig site obviously became the current replacement site. The replacement trig - as remembered - was in a very weathered state, stone-built, but intact. Stone windbreak/shelter was very welcome.


Slightly damaged 2012-07-15 12:00 - TP6943 (Wild Boar Fell)

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

Walked a long, arduous 15-16 miler to take in Wild Boar Fell and its tops, plus much of the western Mallerstang skyline. Wonderful walk. Previous trig site obviously became the current replacement site. The replacement trig - as remembered - was in a very weathered state, stone-built, but intact. Stone windbreak/shelter was very welcome.

©BasilDowl
The spider


Good condition 2012-05-06 15:00 - TP3179 (Firth Fell)

FB Number: S5499   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Lovely day walking up Firth Fell, Birks Fell and exploring this part of Wharfedale.


Good condition 2012-04-23 12:00 - TP7306 (Saddleback)

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

First ascent of Blencathra via Sharp Edge.


Good condition 2012-02-25 12:00 - TP5306 (Park Fell)

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

Beautiful day for a long walk from Ribblehead up to Park Fell, the flank of Simon Fell, Ingleborough and Great Douk cave.

©BasilDowl


Good condition 2012-01-15 12:00 - TP1744 (Buckden Pike)

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

Wonderful winter's day for a first ascent of Buckden Pike. Glorious snowy scenery, bitterly cold but stunningly beautiful. In the top 5 of all time walks for me!

©BasilDowl


Good condition 2011-12-24 12:00 - TP6433 (The Weets)

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

Appalling day out from Malham. Terrible weather all day, mud like a swamp and freezing cold.

©BasilDowl


Good condition 2011-11-13 12:00 - TP0703 (Great Whernside)

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

First ascent of Great Whernside on an appalling day. Wet, windy and very, very cold.

©BasilDowl


Good condition 2011-09-10 13:00 - TP1634 (Brimham Rocks)

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

Bagged as part of a long walk in the area. Trig perched atop a rock outcrop, in reasonable shape - it's very pitted and weathered.

The pillar


Slightly damaged 2011-08-28 10:00 - TP5983 (Simons Seat)

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

Very early start for a first ascent of Simon's Seat. Typical 10-mile round from Bardon Bridge, The Strid, Valley of Desolation/Posforth Gill Force/Lehan Force and then across the moor and back via Howgill and the Wharfe. Fabulous walk.

©BasilDowl


Good condition 2011-06-26 12:00 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

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

First time walking up Pen-y-ghent. Dry day, first time seeing the majesty of Hull Pot also. Ascended via PYG crag too.

©BasilDowl


Slightly damaged 2011-06-05 12:00 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)

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

First time up Whernside... very wet and windy day.

©BasilDowl


Good condition 2011-05-29 12:00 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

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

First time up Ingleborough... dreadful, apocalyptic weather. No idea what the pillar even looked like, or was for, at this time...!

©BasilDowl




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