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Good condition 2020-05-20 14:30 - TP4848 (Moat Farm)

FB Number: S3803   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

First Trig bag of lockdown easing for Covid 19 virus period. Parked at church. Followed PRoW to south, had to climb first gate, passed under power lines to 2nd gate. The PRoW seems to go to the left of the hedge. Go through 2nd gate and pillar is easily found about 50m into the field. A glorious day, hottest of 2020 so far. Views to Malvern, Abberley Hills to west, Bredon Hill to east. Mark deducted for the power lines. Original cap in the pillar.

Fine views to the Malverns
Clear FB
Those cursed power lines, but lovely church and view to Bredon Hill


Good condition 2019-12-16 10:33 - TP6667 (Upper Riddings)

FB Number: S1856   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in Red Lane. There are two locations some 100m up the lane. One you can reverse into and the second a few 10s of metres further on a muddy pull over. Squeeze through a gap, in the hedge in the corner of the field, adjacent and walk up the field from the corner to a dateless gap. The pillar is visible on the skyline directly under the elect transmission lines. Field was muddy and not planted up or the crop hadn't germinated. Good views all around. retraced steps and away to Ironbridge to buy Christmas pork pies from the World famous Uleys Pork Pie Shop.

Pillar & Pylons


Good condition 2019-12-04 13:34 - TP2174 (Church Hill)

FB Number: S2011   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked northwards along B4202 to gate in fence/hedge. access up small re-entrant to former quarry. Left around edge of quarry to rear then over fence to pillar in field. Good view to east round to south. Pillar in good condition. Returned down same path.

Pillar from near fence


Good condition 2019-11-06 13:47 - TP2040 (Castle-An-Dinas)

FB Number: S7864   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Parked at foot of bridle path adjacent to conifer plantation. Path very wet and muddy in lower sections due to the October rains. Steady uphill walk, through several bridle path gates, across the access track to the quarry then just as you start going down hill, turn R over a Cornish hedge wall by a wooden post. Steps inlaid into the wall. Follow to Pillar. Stupendous views all around, even on this showery day. Possibly one of the best viewpoints from a trig point in Cornwall, for West Penwith. Plug missing, sight holes open. Good view to St Michael's Mount from Rogers Tower.

Pillar & Landscape
Fine views from Rogers Tower
View to Ding Dong Mine engine house


Good condition 2019-11-06 12:16 - TP5570 (Raginnis)

FB Number: S8137   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked along PRoW from Raginnis House over three stiles, turned due west and followed uphill to a secured gate, ducked under strand of barbed wire, pillar can be seen easily straight in front at top of next field. Unremarkable. Views to coast but no more. Tregonning Hill is in sight.

Unremarkable Trig Point


Good condition 2019-11-06 10:47 - TP8033 (Ashton War Memorial)

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

Popped up to place my research results for the 4 WW1 soldiers named on the memorial. Two are in Tyn Cott Cemetary, Belgium, a third named on the Thiepval Mmrl, France and the 4th is buried in Germoe Church open cemetery just down the hill from the Memorial

The Germoe War Memorial
3 WW1 soldiers killed on Western Front
4th soldier, died of wounds in England, buried in home cemetery.


Good condition 2019-11-03 10:13 - TP4663 (Markfield)

FB Number: S2312   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I've been wanting to visit this trig point for a while. Set on an outcrop of igneous rock in Leicestershire in the long disused Hill Hole Quarry. Park in a layby opposite the entrance gates to the Nature Reserve. The old quarry is water-filled and sensibly fenced off. The pillar is very easily seen on the outcrop and attained by some simple steps adjacent to a toposcope. A pity that it was so misty because the views from this lofty position take in the Cotswolds, Clent Hills, Cannock Chase to the South and West. The rock type quarried is NOT granite. Even a lay-geologist would spot that the rock contains much less quartz than granite and is dark in colour. That said it is supposedly an intermediate igneous rock diorite. However the main feldspar mineral is pink - suggesting orthoclase feldspar rather than plagioclase which would be the main feldspar in a diorite. The feldspar is pink stained plagioclase. The rock type is named Markfieldite because it is so unique. It is in fact a porphyritic quartz micro-diorite. It's quartz content used to suggest it was 'syenitic'. It is Pre-cambrian in age and forms laccolithic intrusions in the Charnwood and Nuneaton areas. Quarried for roadstone, kerbstones and roads 'sets' or cobbles in its day. Certainly worth a visit.


Slightly damaged 2019-07-18 17:00 - TP6284 (Swinderby)

FB Number: S4628   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

What a nightmare. Went through a gap and into the plantation section but couldn't find the pillar. Returned to the road and eventually located the pillar protected by some impenetrable shrubs and briar roses. Noted damage to pillar. I don't normally give up on pillars, but this one can go fly. Views from none really.

The pillar and hedge


Good condition 2019-07-15 14:35 - TP1921 (Carlton)

FB Number: S4678   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Original plug, one sight hole open. The pillar is about 5m up the track. Lovely sunny afternoon. Views to Lincolnshire Edge are possible.


Good condition 2019-05-21 12:27 - TP4892 (Monks View)

FB Number: S3793   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walk up the drive, ring door bell. Today a delightful "easy on the eyes" lady opened the kitchen window and with a smile said just pop into the garden. Flush Bracket obscured by soil or the wall into which the pillar has been included as an integral part.

The Pillar and fellow walker


Good condition 2019-05-21 10:36 - TP1400 (Bissell Wood)

FB Number: S2292   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Very horsey and asparagus around here. There is a removable bar fence then it's pick your way through the electric tape fences to the summit - aim for the phone mast. Views to the Clent Hills.


Good condition 2019-05-16 15:29 - TP5395 (Pentire Head)

FB Number: S7923   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walk up track from the last car park by the farm. Take care of the cattle, which may have calves. The path is off the coast path and NT workers may ask you why you are. Unusual to find a pillar made of granite stones when all around is Spilitic Pillow Lavas. Check the dry stone walls for the vesicle holes made by trapped gas when the lavas were erupted way back in the Devonian/Carboniferous(Peregrinus & Pharisee).


Good condition 2019-05-16 11:46 - TP0330 (Trevose Head)

FB Number: S1755   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bit of a walk, but only up towards the phone mast. Through a gate and log a former Primary, OS plate still visible & legible. Good views today but breezy.


Good condition 2019-04-09 11:00 - TP3859 (Hill House Farm)

FB Number: S4673   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

I agree with all the sentiments below, except I had the benefit of a dry field underfoot, clear skies and good views.


Good condition 2018-10-02 13:54 - TP4337 (Lands End)

FB Number: S8142   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Highish value just for location. Walked in from Sennen Cove along the Coast Path to bag this long overdue pillar. Very Cornish weather. Low cloud. Just about see Longships Light offshore. View to Cape Cornwall, just about.

Sitting sheltered
Longships Light over the uncentred spider


Good condition 2018-09-11 12:48 - TP4600 (Madge Hill)

FB Number: S2274   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good views to Carsington Water and all over to Allport Heights with its transmitters and aerials. Similar FB number to yesterday's The Mountain - so in the local series. The trig point is much enhanced by virtue of its close proximity to what first appears to be a load of concrete rubble but is in fact a superb example of a Carboniferous Limestone algal reef structure. It's a bit overgrown but look carefully and you can make out algal structures and occasional Rugose corals - both solitary and colonial. if nothing else it makes a lovely place for lunch as a comfy sit down is possible.


Slightly damaged 2018-09-10 15:28 - TP6409 (The Mountain)

FB Number: S2272   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

An easy bag if you're prepared for a walk. Pillar is on a strange sharp ridge summit. Very good views all around. Top is slightly damaged and there's a crack in one face.

Damaged top


Good condition 2018-08-08 10:54 - TP5970 (Shutlingsloe)

FB Number: S2760   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

What a fantastic hill this is. 30 mins up from the CP in Wildboarclough, fantastic views in all directions and very few people about. Well named the Little Matterhorn of Cheshire. Just over the border (formed by the R.Dane) from N.Staffs but just a continuation of the Moorlands. Great view to Roaches End, Ramshaw Rocks, then Morridge and the Mermaid Inn. South to Cannock Chase, The Wrekin, Longmynd, Breidden Hills and just visible The Berwyns. SW and W to N. Wales coast and part of Clwydian Hills, Mow Cop, The Cloud, Cheshire Plain, Jodrell Bank and finally Manchester. Views north and NE are curtailed by Flash and surrounding moorlands but the Leek to Buxton road could be made out. A super day out before the drought ends.

The view south to Roaches End and beyond
Shutlingsloe viewed from the north
Shutlingsloe viewed from the southeast


Slightly damaged 2018-08-03 12:11 - TP3919 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S3845   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Logged as part of following a walk by Richard Antill in his Hills and Valleys book. Quite a nice ascent from the east and once clear of the trees, a decent view to Bredon Hill and the Cotswolds unfolds. Asphalt cap I think with one view hole still open.


Good condition 2018-05-02 11:13 - TP6847 (Weston Hill)

FB Number: 2992   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Short walk up from the lane. Take care to find the gate through the fence from the OA area onto the PRoW. Short contour then up to the gate to access the field. Fabulous views to Brown & Titterstone Clee Hills, just after rain, and the scarp and vale country that is southern Shropshire

Titterstone Clee behind
Cloud clearing off Brown Clee Hill


Good condition 2018-04-24 14:29 - TP0272 (Selworthy Beacon)

FB Number: S3944   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Lovely walk from end carpark along Coast Path. Rain coming in to limit views. Fine use of local Devonian Hangman Grits.

Pillar and plates


Couldn't find it 2018-04-23 16:22 - TP7321 (Dunkery)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 8/10

Couldn't find it surprisingly enough as the flipping National Trust destroyed it. A body dedicated to preserve the nation's artifacts and structures for posterity. It's hardly a wonder I let my membership lapse. Why couldn't they have extracted the spider and flush bracket and incorporated them in the superstructure of their cairn on the summit as has happened on the summit of Shropshire's highest point Brown Clee Hill. Still a fine spot. Wales was visible as was Dartmoor. On a much clearer day this must be a fantastic spot for views all around as any county highest point should be.


Good condition 2018-04-09 15:09 - TP4548 (Lough Down)

FB Number: S5726   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Took g4wsb's advice and parked at Lardon Chase NT car park at the top of the mother of steep slopes. Gentle stroll along footpath to the corner of tree block that separates the Open access land from the golf course. Another life time wish visit ticked off - a view over the Goring Gap. First studied at senior school 50 years ago as a consequent stream (R.Thames) flowing over the General Slope SEastwards before erosion and weathering had created the ridge and valley trellised river landscape of the SE Midlands. Goring being sited in the gap to control traffic passing up and down the valley through the chalk ridge of the west Berkshire Downs. What a pity the visibility was so limited by low cloud and mizzle. I must return!

Misty view over the Goring Gap


Good condition 2018-04-08 14:39 - TP6886 (White Hill)

FB Number: S5731   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked along obvious PRoW, then uphill through stand of trees for 150m. Look for a gap in the hedge, over easy barbed wire fence and up field boundary. Cross R in front of gate to pillar. Over another saggy 3 strand barbed wire fence. Good views I'm sure when the mistiness and drizzle clear.


Good condition 2018-04-08 14:13 - TP3516 (Grims Ditch)

FB Number: S5729   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked along the dyke or embankment from where it crosses the minor road running N-S. Pillar very obvious along the well worn track along the top of the embankment. Mistiness spoiling the views over lovely chalk downland.


Good condition 2018-04-08 12:40 - TP5194 (Nuffield)

FB Number: S4909   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

On field side of hedge line. Climb over the wooden 6-bar gate just after the last building on the RH side(NE) of the road. Unremarkable pillar with a good mossy cover. Plug is missing.


Good condition 2018-04-08 12:00 - TP1640 (Britwell Hill)

FB Number: S1892   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

There are three gates. The pillar is just inside the 1st gate on RHS of the road travelling NWards. Flush Bracket is on the NE side of the pillar which is increasingly protected by some pretty vicious brambles. One wonders why the trig is here as there are very limited views.


Good condition 2018-04-08 11:07 - TP4072 (Huntingland)

FB Number: S3763   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy walk upslope. LHS of the hedge line which is a new hedge and not marked on my 1:25000 map. Pillar 30m infield from the hedge line with a few splats of manure on the FB face. Views restricted on this increasingly dull day.


Good condition 2018-04-07 15:16 - TP2825 (Down Hill)

FB Number: S4667   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

You have a choice depending on from where you want to park or approach. PRoW exist from N, S &W. Sunken slightly or the soil has built up. Closest to Didcot PS. Last one of 3 for the day.


Slightly damaged 2018-04-07 14:44 - TP1629 (Brightwell Barrow)

FB Number: S5540   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

There's parking just past the entrance to the Farm and Nat Cycle Route by a wooden fence on the grass verge. Crossed the field with sheep and lambs. Farmer was harrowing the next field so a walk round the edge got the approving nod and wave from his cab. Cross next fence by stile and walked the field boundary right uphill via a crop change then right by a water trough up to the obvious stand of trees on the summit. Pillar is leaning and has strange holes half way up. Good views, if misty, to Chiltern, Wallingford and Didcot PS.


Good condition 2018-04-07 13:48 - TP2197 (Clare Hill)

FB Number: S1854   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in gate recess and walked back to the start of the hedge. The pillar is about 200m into the field. Misty views to the Chiltern escapement and to the Thames Valley and Didcot PS or what's left of it.


Good condition 2018-04-03 14:58 - TP2126 (Chartley Park)

FB Number: S2049   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked along PRoW from near derelict café on A518. Pheasant rearing compound on R in long woodland. All along track to fence extending L from wood/track. Followed fence L to former hedge line, then R, walked towards small wood block along former hedge line. Pillar is visible when crops are low from track fence junction. Followed woodline R around corner. Picked tractor track to close on the Pillar. Plenty of pheasants and four deer in field.


Slightly damaged 2018-04-03 14:09 - TP3519 (Grindley)

FB Number: S2051   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Another risky access. Followed Yukin61's excellent directions. Be aware that the access onto the old railway line is over a barbed wire fence, so take care. The gap into the pillar's field has been repaired by two strands of barbed wire. The café has closed down. Parking is possible near to the 3rd gate on the right (see yukin61 log)


Damaged 2018-04-03 11:49 - TP4039 (Hound Hill)

FB Number: S2240   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Third of the day and at last easy access to the pillar. Along the PRoW, over three stiles and along the edge of the wood block. Rubble around the base possibly protects the pillar from agricultural machines. Ignore the ind. est. buildings, the views are pretty good.


Good condition 2018-04-03 11:08 - TP1098 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S2254   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Not easy to access from the west. The derelict golf course is a nono, as the new fences are uncrossable safely. Park at the recreation ground to the NE. Access through the double metal gates into the arable field is the only way and walk up the LHS of the field to the pillar at the top of it. There's no RoW


Good condition 2018-04-03 10:12 - TP0856 (Anslow Leys)

FB Number: S2251   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Access at corner difficult as there are two barbed wire fences and a flooded hollow between them. Try a wooden 6 bar gate access further north along the road towards Anslow. The gated access is opposite the roadside Parish notice board, through the gate up a wide track to another wooden gate into the field behind the houses with the pillar at the top of the field. A closed pub is on the RHS of the gated track.


Good condition 2018-03-27 11:55 - TP5845 (Scobbiscombe)

FB Number: S3399   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walk up from the Permitted Path from the NW along the field boundary or from the SW along the track. Built on the field wall next to the water tank. Good views down to the coast. Original cap. Well clear of vegetation at this time of year. Took the Patrician's advice and had a couple of very acceptable pints of Buttcombe's Original in The Dolphin in Kingston. No lunchtime food after 2pm!

Pillar up above he wetness of the field.


Good condition 2018-03-26 14:28 - TP5707 (Roborough Down)

FB Number: S3411   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily found if you walk uphill from the car park. A word of warning. Take the first turn L if coming from the south and 2nd R if coming from the north on the A386 as the access road is one way S to N. Plenty of Dartmoor ponies around on this southerly finger extension of the NP. Original cap missing, usual litter shoved down the centre pipe. Good views today to the northeast

Views to Yes Tor on Dartmoor


Good condition 2018-03-26 12:56 - TP4256 (Kit Hill)

FB Number: S3438   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easily found on this isolated upstanding part of the S.Western Granite batholith. A selection of car parks mean that you can walk up from the road along a rough but we'll worn path, from half way up or if you're totally lazy from 3m below the pillar. Fantastic views in 360° directions. I don't think that you can see the north coast. Dart- & Bodmin Moors are a given. Plymouth to the south.

View east to Dartmoor & Yes Tor
View west to Brown Willy and Bodmin Moor


Good condition 2017-11-09 13:12 - TP7082 (Wrockwardine Wood)

FB Number: S1913   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

See comment below. Easy bag and the ivy has now been cleared off the pillar faces.


Good condition 2017-11-01 12:07 - TP5808 (Sandonbank)

FB Number: S2033   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Luckily I read the previous logs otherwise I would have never found the pillar. On the Bing map it's still in the original location, but on Trigpointinguk app it is in its present position. Bagged during an Antill "Hills & Vales" walk out of Salt. The farmer spotted me and said firmly "you're off the path." Once explaining we'd come to bag the Trig Point he softened and led us to the front door to meet his wife, sign the visitors' book and be shown to the pillar. The black Labrador is extremely friendly. Having advised Julie on autumn raspberry cultivation we took our leave to continue our walk. A very friendly encounter.

The pillar with Julie beside it


Good condition 2017-10-18 13:04 - TP1703 (Brown Edge)

FB Number: S2668   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A relatively easy bag. Up a narrow track from either direction. The way is protected by some pretty vicious brambles even in October. Good views to the west and Mow Cop. Clwydian Range just in view. Elsewhere was marred by increasing low cloud. There are four more close by, ready for another day.


Good condition 2017-10-10 12:07 - TP5520 (Predannack Head)

FB Number: S7869   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at NT CP *(see below) and walked R to pick up sign for South West Coast Path. Walked R along SWCP to NT Pendennack sign, through gate, R upto wall and used step stones in wall (Cornish 'edge) into field and across harvested field to Pillar. Views limited by slowly deteriorating weather. *There is a short cut back. Retrace steps along SWCP to a wooden step stile before descent to stream. Over stile, across field, through gap in next hedge then gently down to anot her stile beside a 5-bar wooden gate. Over stile, turn R along narrow muddy green Lane. Follow back to NT CP. It is labelled Nat Trust path at the CP and is located at the top of the car parking area by some granite steps. If followed from the CP it reduces distance considerably. It's a fine pillar on its base.

Commanding position


Couldn't find it 2017-10-08 17:30 - TP1101 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

In the short time that I had I couldn't spot the pillar. A revisit is necessary.


Good condition 2017-09-28 14:45 - TP3776 (High Cademan)

FB Number: S1635   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

An easy bag. Park in the parking area and walk west. Eventually you find the the ground rising to your left. Follow vague paths up and you appear into a small clearing with the pillar just off centre. The pillar is on another outcrop of Charnian Pre-Cambrian igneous rocks which represent the highest parts of a landscape buried in much younger Triassic sedimentary rocks. This is my third of the Charnwood trigpoints. One to go, plus the Markfield pillar. Views are limited in summer as the birch trees have nearly obscured the view. Winter would provide a better opportunity to take in the views.


Good condition 2017-08-28 19:30 - TP1022 (Bardon Hill)

FB Number: 2962   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked up from the housing estate to the north, on the Ivanhoe Trail. Once into the woodland you turn left and follow a wide path to a metal 5 bar gate on the right. Turn right, go passed the gate and walk steadily up hill. You can catch sight of the trig pillar half way up through the hedge. Carry on through a kissing gate and follow the path to the communication masts. Pass to the right of the masts following a narrow path, initially downhill to a short climb steeply up to the pillar located on a concrete and stone base. Immediately to the right & left is the impressively deep Bardon Quarry. More spectacular than that is the view to the west. The high tops of the West Midlands can be seen if clear enough. Clent Hills, Turner's Hill, Barr Beacon, Cannock Chase and beyond possibly Brown Clee Hill and the Long Mynd in Shropshire. Views east and south are limited by vegetation. It may not be high but Bardon Hill is the County Top for Leicestershire and it commands excellent views west and north. Probably the highest point eastwards to the Urals. Stratigraphers will be interested in the buried landscape of the Pre-Cambrian volcanic (the quarried rock) covered unconformably by dark red Triassic sediments in the east facing western quarry face.


Good condition 2017-08-25 14:15 - TP3695 (Hazler Hill)

FB Number: S5200   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked at foot of access track to mast. 5 min stroll to pillar. Lovely views 360°. Clee Hills clear and into Welsh foothills. Nesscliff hill visible. Spectacular view to CS, Longmynd, Caer Caradoc, Hope Bowdler Hill - our start point of the day. Many more to bag in this area.


Slightly damaged 2017-08-10 10:04 - TP2829 (Drascombe)

FB Number: S4904   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Drive by up a lane. Park in gateway and walk 30m up to top of slight rise in road. Pillar in hedgerow, plinth at head height. FB faces lane. Views possible, if standing on the plinth, to Dartmoor

Piece missing out of front LH corner


Good condition 2017-08-09 14:56 - TP2995 (East Sewer)

FB Number: S3500   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy walk by on coast path from or to Bolt Head. Bit of a path through scratchy veg. Pillar on its concrete base. Views becoming limited as the vegetation grows. Original cap, one view hole open. I think the OS may have spelt the name incorrectly - East Sewer = East Soar. You know what army types are like.

An easy find


Good condition 2017-08-03 19:31 - TP4115 (Ipstones)

FB Number: S2031   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Pillar is on a low mound along a lane. The scramble up the slope requires care as an electric fence has to be ducked under. Good view to the church.

View to the church in Ipstones village


Good condition 2017-08-03 19:17 - TP1411 (Black Heath)

FB Number: S2749   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

An easy bag with a hop over a low wall adjacent to a mast. Views are magnificent.

The pillar with fine views


Good condition 2017-08-02 20:51 - TP4682 (Martins Low)

FB Number: S4132   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Another drive by with a PRoW across the wall and through an electric fence. The pillar is painted white. Good views to the west but spoiled by low cloud.

White painted pillar


Good condition 2017-08-02 19:17 - TP3520 (Grindon Moor)

FB Number: S2616   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy climb or the wall adjacent. Area is boggy and use of the stepping stones was employed. The top disc has been punctured. A grim evening after the sun filled previous one.

A murky evening in drizzle.


Good condition 2017-08-02 12:30 - TP6499 (Tittesworth Farm)

FB Number: S3897   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Be aware. The field is guarded by an electric fence on MAINS power electricity. The farm is still unoccupied. The land is rented by a kind farmer. Luckily he was working the sheep when I visited. He gave permission AND the warning. You can gain safe access through gates to the left of the farmhouse. Grim day when visited, views restricted northerly to The Roaches and The Gunn.


Good condition 2017-08-01 20:57 - TP1562 (Bradnop)

FB Number: S3899   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

2nd bag of the evening along Morridge. Hop over the wall. Views again extensive to the Shropshire Hills and east to the limestone area of Manifold and Dove.

Fine views from the pillar


Good condition 2017-08-01 20:51 - TP0190 (Moor Top)

FB Number: S2675   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy bag along Morridge. Camber or the wall and fence. Glorious evening with views to the Clee Hills, Long Mynd, Long Mountain and Breidden Hills to SW and West. Cannock Chase to the south and the limestone core of the Peaks to the east. Ramshaw Rocks and The Roaches were lit in contra-jour by the low sun. Perfect!

Long view to Shropshire peaks
Roaches & Ramshaw Rocks


Good condition 2017-07-17 15:23 - TP1742 (Bryn-Y-Wystyn)

FB Number: 10986   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Walk from the metal gate. Not easy in mid-summer with mature potatoes and wheat in adjacent fields. Deep in the hedge with the flush bracket hiding in the thickest part of the hedge. Views south and west ok on this lovely afternoon.

Almost hidden. The flush bracket is difficult to reach in summer


Good condition 2017-07-17 10:17 - TP5932 (Shelvock)

FB Number: S3126   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Easily found up the track constructed for the mobile phone mast. Trig surrounded by cattle and a rather annoyed bull which stood up as I approached. I didn't hang around. Lovely view down to the Shevlock Farm

Easily reached but beware the bull and his ladies


Good condition 2017-07-17 09:44 - TP6365 (The Cliffe)

FB Number: S3224   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Another easy stroll up from the road along a sandy track, turn left up to the reservoirs marked viewpoint. There's a bench but you are directed right to the pillar, a topograph and delightful views across Shropshire to Llanymynech and the Berwyns.

Lovely view over to Llanymynech & The Berwyns


Good condition 2017-05-04 12:56 - TP4511 (Lodge Hill)

FB Number: S1847   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

2nd time I've visited the pillar on Lodge Hill. This time as a walk-by on a circular walk from Shifnal to Ryton and back along the line of the valley of the R.Worfe. Views to Shifnal and northwards were very good. Fields of green (cereals)and yellow (oil-seed rape) where planted up and red (Triassic bed rock to soils) where growth hadn't really started, made for a delightful vista. Outside the wood looking south & west the Clee Hills and Abberley Hills could be discerned. A superb walk too, along the Worfe valley.


Slightly damaged 2017-04-21 09:26 - TP1625 (Bridgnorth)

FB Number: S1931   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Logged on a circular walk around the east side of Bridgnorth. Some litter around the pillar and evidence of a recent fire against one of the faces. Relatively good views over the town and beyond to the Clee Hills.

It's still standing


Slightly damaged 2017-04-09 11:09 - TP2788 (Diphwys)

FB Number: S8456   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Always a pleasure to arrive here. This time in cool orographically generated cloudy conditions, following a beautiful day previously. Walked from campsite in Cwm Hywel taking in Y Llethyr and Crib y Rhiw. A stone out of the NW lower corner has been dislodged. Views limited to breaks in the cloud.

pensive group after a long walk from Cwm Hywel
Pensive group after a long walk from Cwm Hywel


Slightly damaged 2017-04-03 10:37 - TP5543 (Puttocks Hill)

FB Number: S2126   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

The only challenge is access over the two metal gates. I climbed over the fence and turned green due to algae. The pillar has peeling original paint. One corned is chipped off. Zero views. A tragedy for the pillar. I picked my way over gates gingerly easing giant brambles out of the way.


Good condition 2017-04-03 10:10 - TP3999 (Honington)

FB Number: S7541   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drive by, though the sign does say at the entrance to the road - no public access. Edge of RAF Honington Camp. Careful as you go it's the HQ of the RAF Regiment and Police. views ok, pig darms can only be smelled.


Good condition 2017-04-03 09:24 - TP3081 (Euston Park)

FB Number: S2180   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A tricky cycle up a sandy track PRoW adjacent to a pig pasture. Turn L and on a bit. Pillar just off track. views restricted now by trees and today mist.


Good condition 2016-12-03 14:45 - TP2956 (Earls Hill)

FB Number: S4753   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked from car park located to the north. Pretty steep for the first half then eases off. Through gate into open access land and the summit of Earl's Hill with it's hill fort. Lovely white pillar and top views of the three other trigs bagged today - Corndon Beacon, Stiperstones & Greenfield (next to Bromlow Callow). Descent to car and off to the The Cock pub in Hanwood for a late lunch and a well earned beer.

Earl's Hill Pillar ©sven


Damaged 2016-11-23 10:56 - TP3489 (Greenfield)

FB Number: S4723   Condition: Damaged   Score: 8/10

Bagged after a short drive from Cordon Beacon. Parked in a "lay by" 10m past the track up to Bromlow Callow. Follow the track for a short distance then follow anything vaguely like a track uphill and parallel to the fence/wall on your R. At the gorsey part of the summit cross the fence/wall, skirt the gorse and follow uphill. the aerial will come into view before the pillar. I reckon it's a poorly made pillar from the start and the frost has had a good go at it. The cracks are all around the pillar. Slack construction! Revisited with The GreatScandini on a clear day. Superb

Pillar, mast & Corndon Hill
Bromlow Callow


Good condition 2016-11-23 10:02 - TP2416 (Corndon Beacon)

FB Number: S5203   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

This Score value will soar on my next visit in good visibility. Parked at the CP for The Ring. If you value your car tyres you'll park nice and tightly opposite the ST Water Reservoir and cut your walking along the track by 10 minutes. Simple "in your face" ascent up the western slope on the north side of the wooded enclosure which has some new conifers growing in it now. 10 minute ascent to the pillar, bench and cairn (made of classic Corndon dolerite boulders). Sadly no view at all today as it is said to be classic in all directions. Revisited on 3/12/16 as promised, with The GreatScandini, much better views and quite stunning. On to Greenfield again now.

Super view


Slightly damaged 2016-11-02 10:13 - TP3259 (Frankley Beeches)

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

Logged 6 years ago on a very foggy day in December and I vowed to return. Walked on a round from Romsley on a fine day in early November. Fantastic views in all arcs in front of the trees. The Beech copse is the legacy of the Cadbury Family, apparently, from all those years ago.

Tribute left by adopter
Tribute plate
view SE over Frankley to Leicestershire in the distance


Good condition 2016-10-20 10:49 - TP1086 (Battle Hill)

FB Number: S5298   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Second easy bag of the day. Parked on road Hill and strolled up the track to the open access land. Lovely outlook to the west. Windmill is in good condition. 299th pillar bagged; still plenty to go at. Missed the Battle of Hastings anniversary by a week. C'est la vie!


Good condition 2016-10-20 09:56 - TP4139 (Jurys Gap)

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

Easy bag as the sea wall operations have moved away. Pity it is now partially buried and the FB No. is hidden. It'll take many blows with a hammer and chisel to reveal it. Extensive views over Dungeness (sounds of distant gunfire), Camber Sands and the marshes. Careful how you go over Camber Sands. There's still a Pontins nearby!!


Slightly damaged 2016-10-16 13:23 - TP4875 (Moel-Y-Gest)

FB Number: S8380   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

A re-visit brought about by my submission of my photograph of the pillar to the OS for the #trigpoint80 celebrations. It forms the banner for my Twitter account and is one of my favourite locations. I won a trigpoint80 teeshirt for the photo and was asked by the OS to submit it.


Good condition 2016-10-11 11:54 - TP0967 (Bagots Park)

FB Number: S4205   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bagged in passing on the Staffordshire Way. It is about 400m off the main path as the young farm worker reminded me when he stopped me some 50m from the pillar. I spoke unthreateningly to him and he eventually smiled at the eccentric old duffer in front of him. He did warn me it was pheasant shooting season and the birds were a bit twitchy. I'm sure I would be if I had a dozen shotguns aimed at me. So tread carefully if you're going to bag this pillar.

The Pillar on the edge of Bagot Park


Good condition 2016-10-08 13:15 - TP4957 (Mow Cop)

FB Number: S2666   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Logged in passing on the Gritstone Trail. Haven't been up here since a post-grad student field trip whilst at Keele University in 1975. Pillar is a little reluctant to be found. You have to ascend up from the main path along the bottom of the Old Man of Mow and attain the ridge. Views are 360 and stunning. I would say on a 100% visibility day they extend into Snowdonia and way north & south. A top trig!


Good condition 2016-10-08 10:24 - TP6366 (The Cloud)

FB Number: S2651   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Logged in passing on the Gritstone Trail. An excellent location and one with terrific views. The Derbyshire Dales & Staffordshire Moorlands to the east, Manchester lowlands to north, Cheshire Plain & Jodrell Bank to west. Mow Cop to south and beyond the West Midlands. One a very clear day North Wales is visible right across to Snowdonia. The Toposcope helps in the i.d. of the points. A grafitto on one face.

Pillar with the Roaches behind


Good condition 2016-09-11 00:00 - TP6150 (Stanage Edge)

FB Number: S2156   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bagged whilst out with Stafford photographic club. Plenty of people about on a lovely warm sunny day. Park up with rest along the road and walk up. Hop onto the rock outcrop on which the pillar is sited. 4 Sight holes open, metal plug. Great views all around especially to Edale.


Good condition 2016-08-30 14:13 - TP4172 (Kerridge Hill)

FB Number: S2757   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

2nd Trig south along The Gritstone Trail which you have to divert off the main Trail along the ridge to the pillar. To regain the Trail you can descent, as I did, down the east facing slope of the Kerridge Ridge, which is insanely steep. Similar views to the east and west as Sponds Hill except Manchester can't be seen, but Kinder Scout can.


Good condition 2016-08-30 11:51 - TP6103 (Sponds Hill)

FB Number: S2755   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bagged on the way along the most northerly leg of The Gritstone Trail. Some stunning views, which on a hazy day allow a sight of Manchester in the plain and west to Cheshire. The Derbyshire Dales are quite stunning.


Good condition 2016-08-14 17:27 - TP5059 (Nant Heilyn)

FB Number: S8553   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Not the easiest trig to get to but we'll worth the effort if you've got good visibility, which we had today. Cap is missing and only two of the sight holes were open. The sea beyond the Rhinogau on the west coast and off the North coast could be made out together with the ranks of wind turbines. South were the Berwyns, Arans, then Rhinogau and Moelwyns to the SW round to the 3000s. Was that the Lleyn or Anglesey in the haze?


Good condition 2016-08-14 16:40 - TP5059 (Nant Heilyn)

FB Number: S8553   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Not the easiest trig to get to but we'll worth the effort if you've got good visibility, which we had today. Cap is missing and only two of the sight holes were open. The sea beyond the Rhinogau on the west coast and off the North coast could be made out together with the ranks of wind turbines. South were the Berwyns, Arans, then Rhinogau and Moelwyns to the SW round to the 3000s. Was that the Lleyn or Anglesey in the haze?


Slightly damaged 2016-08-06 11:43 - TP5327 (Paudy Cross Roads)

FB Number: S4611   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Roadside and pretty damaged. Chips out of side and top edges. FB well buried. Views ok on this sunny day

battered
spider and damage


Good condition 2016-08-01 15:30 - TP4244 (Kinver Edge)

FB Number: S2291   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bagged again as part of completion of the first stages of the Staffordshire Way. Started at Seisden and walked to the southern end (Kinver Edge) via Enville for a fabulous lunch as noted in my last log of the pillar. Don't go to The Cat in Enville for lunch on a Monday - it's SHUT!!!! Pub of the year 2013 - 2016 - I don't think so. I'll calm down eventually.

Sven at Kinver Edge pillar


Good condition 2016-04-13 15:16 - TP0770 (Aberffraw)

FB Number: S1728   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Quite superb. Views, aspect and location. I'm sure there's a lovely holiday to had around here out of season. Hopped athletically over the fence to the short stroll to the Pillar. Excellent location views all round in this lovely spring weather. 6th and last trig of the day.

Trig and bay view
from the fence


Good condition 2016-04-13 15:06 - TP0170 (Hermon)

FB Number: S7294   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Rocked up and asked the owner if I could photo the trig point. Had to ask three times as the bloody dog wouldn't stop barking and jumping at the gate. Owner said - help yourself and he moved the dog. I shouted down to the man that people would give their arms for views like this house had.

Trig in a garden


Slightly damaged 2016-04-13 14:49 - TP2090 (Cefn-Cwmmwd)

FB Number: S7320   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Parked adjacent to the hedge. Chose the PRoW and there's no Flush Bracket. Enter field through gate and walk to the FB side. Views mainly to the south of Welsh 3000s. A55 just missed the pillar which isn't marked on the maps


Telephoto of the FB
Welsh 300s


Good condition 2016-04-13 14:33 - TP3559 (Hafod)

FB Number: S7315   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in entrance to drive access. Walked 100m, pillar is in left hand hedge in an isolated bit of hawthorn. FB is facing into the drive. notable views to the south to the Welsh 3000s

In spring it's easy to see. Slight damage to top edges due to hedge cutter
View south to Welsh 3000s


Good condition 2016-04-13 14:10 - TP1923 (Carmel)

FB Number: S7306   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked opposite gate access and house frontage. Through gate and across field. Rather exposed but it can be seen easily from the road. Good views in nearly all directions.

Pillar on a plinth


Good condition 2016-04-13 13:47 - TP3428 (Graianfryn)

FB Number: S7383   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

On PRoW. Over stile and along fence. FB on FP side. Stunning views all round. Stenaline ferry in port at Holyhead. Virtually the whole of Anglesey can be seen from here. Welsh 3000s and Lleyn Peninsula especially.

Pillar by fence


Good condition 2016-04-12 13:10 - TP5418 (Pen-Y-Gwaith)

FB Number: S8518   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walk up from old lead mine workings car park. Up steps and on uphill to 2nd stile. Stone built pillar. View to Moel Siabod through trees. Lovely position next to cottage.

Stone clad pillar
Retired companions


Good condition 2016-04-11 16:25 - TP6565 (Tre-Arddur)

FB Number: S7296   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed the excellent directions from the post box on opp side of road. Over two gates to eventually ascent a low knoll of rock. Poor views but Holy Mountain discernible. One view hole open. Orig cap.

A misty view from the Pillar


Good condition 2016-04-11 15:33 - TP3989 (Holyhead)

FB Number: S1633   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from the Country Park Info Centre. Grim day compared with yesterday's fantastic visibility. Followed broken paths over Monian Complex of metamorphosed arenites - gives a white quartzite. Thin soils have developed over the impermeable bedrock to provide a short heath vegetation. Painted toposcope silhouettes on each face of the pillar. With views this must be a fantastic point - sadly not today. Not the highest point on Anglesey, as noted below by Oddhikingsocks, but on Holy Island.

Approach to pillar


Good condition 2016-04-10 14:40 - TP5368 (Pendefig)

FB Number: S7307   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

My second bag on an out island but a different island - Anglesey. Easy drive by, parked in gateway, through the gate and along hedge to corner. Original cap present. Decent view to Holyhead Mountain and south to the Welsh 3000s.

View to Holyhead Mountain over the hedge


Good condition 2016-04-10 13:58 - TP5661 (Rhoscolyn)

FB Number: S7233   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

My first pillar on an out island of the British Isles. Parked by chapel and walked up track to CG Lookout. Skirted round gorse covered mound towards the shelter and followed an easy track to the pillar. Exceptional views to today to the N.Snowdonia 3000s, N.Coast of the Lleyn and across Holyhead Island and Anglesey - quite glorious. Pillar has the cap missing otherwise all is good.

View to Holyhead Mountain
View south to Welsh 3000s past the shelter


Good condition 2016-02-16 14:47 - TP6194 (Stockerston)

FB Number: S2092   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Different kettle of fish this one, compared with Uppingham in terms of access. Park on verge on north road, pillar in northeast quadrant. Climb over stile using the PRoW post to steady yourself. Pillar is 5m away in an uncultivated corner of the field. Sight holes are open. Stand on tiptoe and look south and you get fantastic views of the south side of the Welland valley. Lovely crisp February afternoon sunshine. If you have time go and have a look at the Welland valley (cut by meltwater at the end of the last ice age) and the viaduct across the valley.

Hedge prevents a full stunning view south


Good condition 2016-02-16 10:51 - TP6668 (Uppingham)

FB Number: S2086   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to find and parkable. Entry into field by a gate. Pillar is in another compound. You may get spotted by the landowner and he will challenge you; I was. He doesn' t mind but wishes that people would bear in mind that they could introduce disease on their shoes which affect his sheep. It is his living; I did sympathise. I asked what he would like to happen, he replied that triggers should walk up to the farm, ask, and he would require them to disinfect their shoes. It's a big ask. The meteorological station nearby is really a legacy of the Cold War as a former nuclear bunker.

Pillar in enclosure with mobile phone mast in background


Good condition 2016-02-15 14:58 - TP0207 (Glaston)

FB Number: S2093   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A lovely sunny day. Easy bag, park in one of two large laybys or in gate apron. Pass through gap between hedge and gate and turn left to pass on north side of mound. Then up to the top adjacent to the air vent tower for the railway tunnel. Great views almost all round. All view holes open and original cap.

view north with air vent tower
Pillar looking south
view north with air vent tower


Good condition 2016-02-11 11:36 - TP3192 (Flagstaff Wood Abberley)

FB Number: S3870   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bagged on the Great Whitley circuit. Proper Worcestershire mud developed on these folded outcrops of Silurian rocks. Superb views through gaps in the trees on this lovely crisp, sunny February day. Not often you'll walk in Snowdrops, Crocuses, Daffs and Lesser Celendines. Pillar has been adopted by the Bournville Walking Club. I'm surprised they didn't paint it dark chocolate brown.


Good condition 2016-01-02 12:18 - TP6968 (Windmill Bank)

FB Number: S1945   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy to locate but not access. Walked along PRoW from east. Over cattle grid, stile, past house, initial inspection of the fence with its two strands of barbed wire was not hopeful. It is easier to cross the fence adjacent to the next stile and a tree trunk. Short ascent up to another hard sandstone knoll with one remaining standing dead tree. Good view point.


Good condition 2016-01-02 11:49 - TP5535 (Prospect Hill)

FB Number: S1953   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Park in roadside verge near a stile. Walked up field boundary - useful time of year as crops sown aren't really growing. Pillar up in stand of trees. Views through trees in most directions.


Good condition 2016-01-02 11:23 - TP6266 (Sutton)

FB Number: S1954   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in farm entrance. Walk on the footpath as it's a seriously busy road to access the field then follow the hedge line up to the pillar. As Mick&Kim, before at Prospect Hill, said of his birth date trig point, this one is mine.

My birth year Trig


Good condition 2016-01-02 11:01 - TP5539 (Puleston)

FB Number: S1946   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Park in passing area. Flooded on this day. 200m walk up the field boundary to a sandstone rock outcrop topped by bracken & trees. Good views over N. Shropshire spoiled on a grim day as this.


Good condition 2016-01-02 10:38 - TP6476 (Tibberton)

FB Number: S1936   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Not easy to park. Use side road to east and walk carefully along the verge. Just a step up from the verge. Good views to a cloud shrouded Wrekin and Lilleshall Monument.


Moved 2016-01-02 10:15 - TP6846 (Weston Heath)

FB Number: S1897   Condition: Moved   Score: 6/10

It is a tragedy the way this pillar has been treated. My last visit In SEPT 2010 had it at an angle after the farmer has clearly hit it. It now lies injured in the hedgerow and cast aside. I would like to think it could be stood up and securely sited on the road side of the hedge and be classed as moved. Come on OS how about it?

TP6846 cast away and lying in a hedge


Moved 2016-01-02 09:58 - TP1246 (Belle Vue)

FB Number: S1848   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Accessed by a drive up the track past the day nursery. Parked at access point to field - 100m walk along field edge look for a conifer for its location on the corner of the nursery playing area. Another sad end to the pillar but at least it appears to have been laid carefully. How much would it cost to stand it upright again and securely locate it where it is?

A fallen pillar and moved


Good condition 2015-12-29 13:39 - TP1767 (Bunkers Hill)

FB Number: S1889   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Park in the larger pub car park and follow the bridle way uphill steeply until the wood line opens out. If there's no crop in the field you see the pillar clearly to your L. Cereal at present. Easy walk round the south field edge and up track mark to pillar. No bird scarer at present. Excellent views all round to Turner's Hill, Abberley & Malvern Hills and to Hagley Folly.

view to pillar from tree line exit
View to Clent Hills & Hagley Folly


Good condition 2015-12-29 12:19 - TP3420 (Gothersley)

FB Number: 1888   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove up track to Gothersley farm and beyond. Track is potholed! Parked just passed track fork. Walked up the bridleway to notable gas pipe marker post. Take track to left through wooden gate and follow rough track with many horse hoof prints up to crest then along to elbow in wood line. A new plantation has been planted inside the elbow. Pass with side of plantation, if to R you'll see another gas pipe marker post. strike up left and the trig is in hedge line protected by blood thirsty brambles. Good views to Turner's Hill and conurbation.

Pillar protected by brambles


Good condition 2015-12-29 11:56 - TP2129 (Chase Pool Lodge)

FB Number: S1881   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked on pull over at junction S of Pillar. Walked straight to pillar as nothing planted at moment in field other than weeds or remains of green manure crop from last year. Great views today all around. Even a bit of warmth in the sun!

Pillar with lovely views SE


Slightly damaged 2015-12-29 11:28 - TP1060 (Barrow Hill)

FB Number: S5149   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Easy bag. Park just beyond the church at foot of path. Turn for housing estate off main road and the left to the church. Ascend steps after gate up to Cross and Pillar. Graffitti has been painted over. Good views to Turner's Hill, Dudley Top Church, west into Shropshire and south to the Abberley & Malvern Hills. Hill is made of Basaltic volcanic vent agglomerate of late Carboniferous age

Cross & Pillar


Slightly damaged 2015-11-17 16:05 - TP3270 (Frythens)

FB Number: S7937   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Having prepared for the worst - eye level weeds & blood thirsty brambles - imagine my surprise when I cambered over the gate that there wasn't a weed in sight and the pillar was standing in cleared ground. The farmer appeared to be decomposing maize stumps as they covered the greater area of the fenced compound. Easy bag; resonable views to the west and north. Windy day but unnaturally mild for mid November.


Good condition 2015-11-16 15:15 - TP0326 (Balwest)

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

Cleared of grass and only needed a wipe away of moisture and silt.

Rivet with stylo for scale


Slightly damaged 2015-09-02 11:24 - TP1472 (Blagdon)

FB Number: S1516   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Walked up from parking spot for Burrington Ham. Followed the Bridle Way then the footpath. Gentle stroll really but interesting for the fact that you start on Triassic Dolomitic Conglomerate containing fragments of the underlying Carboniferous Limestone and Devonian Sandstone & Conglomerate. Walking up the bridle path you cross steeply bedded limestone until finally, just before the gate, you pass onto the Devonian sandstones. The pillar is located on a cairn of sandstones and allows for fantastic views all around. The Severn Estuary is obvious along with both bridges, Weston super Mare, Clevedon, the hills of south & central Wales, Quantocks, Exmoor & Dartmoor. The Cotwolds are visible too. An excellent top.


Slightly damaged 2015-08-05 12:17 - TP3538 (Gun)

FB Number: S2615   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Easy walk along PRoW from junction with unmade track. Quite superb views all round especially to the Roaches and Blackshaw Moor. Views west into Cheshire, tho not to the Clees in Shropshire. All view holes open. Loop brackets have been hammered.

The Pillar ©sven


Good condition 2015-07-14 16:45 - TP3357 (Gills Lap)

FB Number: S1822   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily found from small car park to east. Another reddish pillar. Best of the views of the three in the area

The pillar and view West ©sven


Good condition 2015-07-13 18:54 - TP1891 (Camp Hill)

FB Number: S5097   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy bag by walking up from a lay-by off the road. Aim for the the clump of trees.


Good condition 2015-07-13 16:49 - TP2630 (Crowborough)

FB Number: S2043   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Pillar within Water Co reservoir compound. If you fancy it, climb gate turn sharp left and walk to building under mobile phone mast. Red paint peeling off pillar. No views.

Pillar, mast & water tower ©sven


Good condition 2015-06-07 10:09 - TP6581 (Trethingy)

FB Number: S7873   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Nice easy one. Park in drive apron and walk up PRoW. Pillar easily seen on plinth in hedgerow. Take care of the electric fences. Great views today to both coasts - Hayle and Mount's Bay.


Good condition 2015-05-29 15:10 - TP3014 (Eastwell)

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

Bagged during cycle past with Wozza. Decent pause on climb up to top of Harby Hill. Superb views to the North in the late May sunshine as long result of the Northwesterly airstream. Will it ever warm up.

The view North.
The Pillar ©sven


Good condition 2015-03-01 09:40 - TP3298 (Gallows Hill)

FB Number: S2136   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Popped up on a random search by the trig point app. Easily located. You can only just park in the old road course as there are poles across the track. Plug missing. Views quite extensive on this lovely sunny morning


Good condition 2014-12-10 13:28 - TP2092 (Cefn-Uchaf)

FB Number: S8130   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easily found. Clambered over a gate - not too carefully on return and was captured by two massively thick bramble stems - I bear the scars. Walk through opening to northeast face side to view the FB. One of several in the area on plinths as part of stone walls. Good views to hills around. Just one major one to go - Bwlch Mawr - on the Lleyn peninsular then it's back to Snowdonia and/or Anglesey.


Good condition 2014-12-10 12:42 - TP5008 (Mynydd Cenin)

FB Number: S8326   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

This isn't the easiest pillar to reach from the north. The access from the farm apparently doesn't exist according to the farmer. He suggested continuing along the lane to the none marked PRoW from the forestry. I did this went through a brand new gate in a newly built wall up the field, over a locked gate and up to the stone wall which bounds the open access land. Where there's a dip in the wall continue up to the pillar. Fantastic views all around. Had to retrace steps. I'm sure access can be made from a PRoW to the south.

God's fingers looking for me


Good condition 2014-12-10 11:26 - TP5398 (Pentyrch)

FB Number: S8323   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Park by the sign to the PRoW that leads to Ffynnon Cybi then follow the footpath up through the wood up to a waypole and onto the path through two gates to open moorland. The Pillar is visible from some distance. Alternatively from the village go through the church grave yard, through two gated stone stiles and follow the path to St Cybi's Well. Tremendous views to the Rivals and all around. Windy day but no rain despite the "weather bomb" warnings.


Couldn't find it 2014-11-24 10:45 - TP8052 (Yewbarrow)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Tremendous walk up from the roadside car park at the NE end of Wastwater. In your face climb up through the gap btw Dropping Crag and Bell Rib. With no pillar, the experience of Yr Aran in Wales, suggested a Bolt (such is the lack of research). The bolt is indeed hidden. Descent by the bottom gripping Stirrup Crag to Dore Head then back to the car park. The return made interesting by a shepherd controlling 4 dogs to muster his Herdwick sheep into the valley floor and down. Superb views all around. The great culmination of three excellent walking days in Wastdale.


Slightly damaged 2014-11-23 14:05 - TP5447 (Pillar)

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

2nd visit to the summit. Rather a skeletal pillar on top of Pillar. No flush bracket but two holes still open and no top cap. The history from an early logger tells why (Clochandighter). The weathering processes are removing the mortar from around the spider and between the stones of the Pillar. Occasional views of Ennerdale and the fells around Haystacks & Buttermere. Pillar attained from Wasdale, Mosedale and the exciting Upper Level Route to Robinson's Cairn & Pillar Rock.


Good condition 2014-10-17 17:01 - TP1103 (Beacon Hill)

FB Number: S2124   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in LH minor road short of the TP. This minor road is seriously busy so take care even walking. Pillar is in hedge on east side of road opposite the cross roads road sign on the west side of the road. Hole in hedge immediately adjacent to pillar.


Good condition 2014-10-17 10:16 - TP0753 (Acre)

FB Number: 2995   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Easy to find, though bit of a trek along the hedge line from the left hand gate on LHS of hedge to the left of the Radar Station and the service yard. Turn L at top of the field and duck under the hedge. Alternatively there is a gap in the hedge to the R of the T-Junction. Go through this gap and turn L to attain the Pillar. Spider is not centrally placed on the top. Views only to the N, NW & NE. Nice to bag the County top as well.

The Pillar
The offset Spider
The Radar Station golf ball


Good condition 2014-10-16 17:12 - TP6752 (Warren Hill)

FB Number: S4870   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy to drive passed this one. Tucked in hedge almost opposite a handy gate entrance to a field on opposite side of the road. Nice quiet road too. Good views northwards. Last of the drive bus in this neck of the woods.


Good condition 2014-10-16 15:21 - TP4357 (Langton Hill)

FB Number: S4685   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Before going I'm sure I'd read that access was easy down one of the drives. I was lucky not to be told to leave. No one saw me and I walked behind the barn and through a gap in the fence. I exited via the walk round the field boundary. Do your homework and learn by writing it down. Ordinary views off this low top.


Slightly damaged 2014-10-16 15:03 - TP3564 (Hagworthingham)

FB Number: S5257   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Park in lay by and stroll up to the embankment. A well trodden path into the shrubby area leads to the pillar. Good views on a clear day inland.


Good condition 2014-10-16 13:53 - TP4650 (Mardon Hill)

FB Number: S2058   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Through gate, pleasant stroll up PRoW to stile. Easily spotted in hedgerow to L of the path. Skirt round the field boundary to avoid crops.


Good condition 2014-10-16 11:47 - TP0368 (Baumber)

FB Number: S4658   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy if you go to the correct place. Homework again not learned. Park in lay-by down minor road and walk back to the A158. Pillar is well exposed about 30m along the N side of the main road. The minor road is seriously busy with fast cars and large lorries - see Beacon Hill too.


Good condition 2014-10-15 17:14 - TP3669 (Hatton)

FB Number: S4693   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Not as hard as previously described. Park along side the Little Midge Pub (closed) in Mill Lane. Cross road by the central refuge and enter the copse by the corner. Aim to keep the lane parallel and enter the rather muddy field but keep to the edge. Pillar is in between the first two trees in the hedge and, I may say, has been neatly clipped around by triggers(?). Recent hedge clippings were dusted off to reveal the original cap.

Pillar top in hedge
View from Pillar after a lot of rain
Neatly clipped around


Good condition 2014-09-24 13:28 - TP2394 (Coombe Hill)

FB Number: S2042   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

They don't come much easier than this for access. Parked in car park on LHS of road. Strolled across the road via PRoW across a drive and over a stile and there it was right beside the footpath no more than 100m into the grazed field. Well rubbed by animals. One view hole still open and a bitumen cap. Views ltd as the trees have grown.


Good condition 2014-08-06 17:26 - TP3858 (Hill House)

FB Number: S1470   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy trig. Seeable from Blake Mere. Lots of erosion from years of cattle trampling has exposed the concrete base. Fantastic views today after early thundery showers.

Trig Pillar


Slightly damaged 2014-07-17 16:24 - TP5139 (Norchard Beacon)

FB Number: S6310   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Missed the turn to the Ridgeway at first attempt. Drove straight to it 2nd time. Parked in entrance to reservoir, walked into open gated field along hedgeline. Pillar on a plinth. Fantastic views to Worms Head, Lundy Island, Milford Haven's Refinery flares and chimneys and inland.


Damaged 2014-07-16 11:52 - TP1471 (Blaen-Y-Glyn)

FB Number: S5649   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Tempting to think that the army have had a few pot shots at this pillar. No spider, nor cap. There are a few pieces missing. A fairly grim day for bagging this one, I'm only glad that I was on my way off Sennybridge ATA at the time.


Good condition 2014-07-14 17:22 - TP6418 (The Ridgeway)

FB Number: S6305   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Followed other logs' advice. Easily found on L of drive 5m from entrance. There's room to park a minibus. Pillar on a plinth with FB facing the hedge. Lovely mophead Hydrangeas at don't of bank. Good views over south coast.


Good condition 2014-07-09 13:40 - TP7103 (Ynys Cerig-Duan)

FB Number: S8186   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Visit again to show Year 7 students a trig point pillar. Horse paddocks have been abandoned. No one has visited the trig for some time. Bracken neck high. Kids found it exciting and imagined themselves as pioneer explorers. Purple Moose brewery still as fine as ever. …and the beer!


Couldn't find it 2014-07-02 10:30 - TP6214 (Storridge Hill)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 4/10

Had to give up on this one. Followed PRoW but round field boundary as maize crop was planted over of path. Circum-navigated field nearest to pillar according to GPS. No sign. Followed gap in hedge which has been made by a female Muntjac deer (not Glaslyn's) judging by droppings on threshold (didn't need Chris Packham's nose for this one). Not a level boundary as I slid 4' down to fence. Gave up in the end. Don't like putting in the effort for no reward. A winter trig for sure.


Good condition 2014-07-02 10:00 - TP6042 (Snowdon Hill)

FB Number: S3726   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

2nd visit as farmer was spraying the wheat crop yesterday. Easy bag. Views restricted to the NW by hedge.


Good condition 2014-07-01 17:14 - TP1348 (Bewley Down)

FB Number: S3724   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy to find after wandering around. Park on field gate lay to on west side of road. Hop over gate on east side of road. Pillar is 75m half left from the gate on front edge of some gorse. Sunny conditions! Good views to the west over the Yarty valley.


Good condition 2014-05-28 09:31 - TP0256 (Cold Ashby)

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

At last the Mother Pillar! Bagged on the way back from a celebration of a chum's wedding in Uppington. Miserable weather. Will have to pop up to Cumbria in good time now for the end game pillar. Dead easy and I wasn't the first to hop over the gate in the recent past.

The Mother Pillar
The Pillar & Plaques


Good condition 2014-05-27 16:21 - TP7029 (Wood Close)

FB Number: S2091   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in access lane to mast but discovered that you can drive up to the Reservoir gates and save 100m. Follow the bridle path over a cattle grazed field to hedge/fence junction, hop over wooden slated fence and pillar is 50m in a sheep grazed field. I found this out on the return journey having crossed a wet, unglazed field and got soaking feet. The Oakham hunt passes this way judging by the fence X-country type poles that provide access over hedges. Tally Ho! The County Top of Rutland. Don't care that it's not a spectacular peak, it's another top ticked off with a drive through the county town - Oakham - to follow.


Good condition 2014-05-21 00:00 - TP3800 (High Penard)

FB Number: S2073   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

As the logs say it looks fairly easy on the map. Always a barbed wire fence to cross for initial access as the scrub is impenetrable. Pillar on a low but prominent mound. Once across the wire, guarded by low nettles and brambles, the problems started - Horses came from nowhere, FB face adjacent to piled up brush wood and grown through by neck high nettles. Managed a photograph of the FB and decided that the gateway was the better exit point, Scrambled under an electric fence to be confronted by a locked and tied gate with an electric strand across the top. Very careful over gate, but specs slipped off and wrist flexed to steady the balance only to get the well known crack of a shock. Cursing I retreated to the fence back to the coast path signpost. More brambles and unsteady fence posts. Possibly the most difficult trig point I have done. Walked back to NT car park at Southgate and a restorative ice cream. Low mark given for poor views, desperate access and making my legs look as if I self-harm.

Nettle guarded Pillar - in May!


Good condition 2014-05-20 14:56 - TP1432 (Black Pill)

FB Number: S3545   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked in car park opposite. Skirted the pitch & putt course. Avoided random mouton bikers riding tricks on the purpose built slopes and jumps. Views over sandy bay as tide was low. Easy Trig and remarkably undamaged.


Good condition 2014-05-20 14:10 - TP4982 (Mumbles Hill)

FB Number: S2068   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in Braclet Car Park. Price has gone up since Peregrinus was here. Walked up to diagonal path and got wet legs after recent rain. Decent track up to aerials and then on. Remarkably undamaged for a towny pillar. Views over bay now beginning to disappear as the vegetation grows. Glowering clouds over Swansea and the Independent Republic of there Welsh valleys.


Damaged 2014-05-19 15:46 - TP3100 (Fairwood)

FB Number: S2375   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

I'd love to give this Pillar a higher score but the poor thing just doesn't deserve it. Damage harkens back years judging by the logs. The question is why? Swansea's "airport" is nearby; even that looks dilapidated. Boggy moor path from parking location adjacent to campsite & farm entrance. Catapiller for effect on FB.


Good condition 2014-05-19 14:58 - TP0730 (Cefn Bryn)

FB Number: 11122   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

East end of Devonian Breccia ridge. Walked up from lay-by adjacent to Farm & Campsite access and a PRoW. Go straight up drive into dilapidated nursery and turn R through gate which asks you to close it. Along a rough track to a point opposite a longish house and turn up a lateral ascent track uphill. Follow the track then R onto one that leads up to the fenced off engineering works as the pillar is adjacent, in a hollow, and it's quicker than blundering uphill directissima. Watch out for loose cattle and steers. Good views in all directions.


Good condition 2014-05-19 10:15 - TP5662 (Rhossili Down)

FB Number: S2388   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

One of those pillar that commands a good view. It can be seen from our B&B in Reynoldston. Parked in Rhossili CP (£3). And walked a "Round". Up Rhossili Down, along the ridge (another Devonian Breccia ridge) descended down to Hillend and returned via the coast path. An excellent walk. Fine views to the Worm's Head and Whiteford Point. In fact in all directions. A top location.


Slightly damaged 2014-05-14 14:52 - TP5966 (Shray Hill)

FB Number: S3093   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked in lay-by just after junction adjacent to south end of PRoW. Walked back along B50629 (Take care the road has fast vehicles travelling along it and no path). Walked along line of public footpath, which the farmer had ploughed over. Some odd pipe ends sticking up around Pillar. Lovely day, good views, nb to the Wrekin, and a cereal crop growing around it. Pillar has attractive lichen growing on two faces and one countersunk face. All but one view holes open. Original cap. Retraced steps south to stile and road.

Pillar, pipes and The Wrekin


Good condition 2014-04-19 14:23 - TP7318 (Glyder Fach Ferrule)

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

AEH39 said that there was a bolt on the summit tor slabs. Been up several times before and never noted one. This time I was determined to find it. Easily found but hard to access. However it didn't seem too hard for two 5 and 7 year olds. What a fantastic day, sunny, calm and cool! It wasn't until I looked at the photo that I noticed the three diverging scours.


Good condition 2014-04-12 11:37 - TP2827 (Downs Barn)

FB Number: S6314   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

This is as easy as Carn Gloose in Cornwall. Potentially you don't have to get out of the car. However purism kicked in and a proper bagging took place. Decent views too in sunny weather. On way down to a short stay at RAF Brize Norton. Run through Burford is a shock - so many people!

Difficult to avoid the car in the piccy


Damaged 2014-04-12 11:29 - TP7085 (Wyck Beacon)

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

Parking is easy. Just off the Oxford Path. Duck under wire fence and skirt field boundary then carefully tread over 10m of germinated cereal crop to tumulus. Crack is for real. Didn't hang around as there were two supply bases adjacent and it was busy. Not good views.


Good condition 2014-03-27 13:40 - TP0724 (Malvern)

FB Number: 2974   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from the west side car park near the gap through the ridge. Shower of hail on way to pillar which dissipated by the time I'd had lunch and completed the admin around the trig point and toposcope. Interesting to note you can see White Horse Hill in Oxfordshire where I'd been the week before. Worth a revisit on a clear day. County top for Worcestershire. Descent along metalled path and bumped into a chap I used to meet at orienteering meetings years ago. Small world! Onward to Turner's Hill in the West Midlands and home.


Good condition 2014-03-27 11:05 - TP0007 (Cleeve Hill)

FB Number: S1529   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The County Top for Gloucestershire. Not the best views and certainly not as extensive as from The Ring. Some workmen were up one of the masts. Dog walker city this morning. return walk past The Ring. You need to be tough and fit to play golf up here.


Good condition 2014-03-27 10:29 - TP6420 (The Ring)

FB Number: S5016   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely walk up from the roadside car parks and onto the edge of the golf course. Passed an interesting former quarry with geology notes board. In my teaching days I may have passed a happy hour rooting about. I thought this was the County Top but luckily I decided to go onto the pillar beyond the masts - Cleeve Hill.


Good condition 2014-03-20 11:10 - TP1533 (Borough Hill)

FB Number: S5827   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked by lovely house with horse paddocks and followed bridleway through good quality kissing gates provided by Berks Ramblers & Council. Pillar on summit tumulus. Stile is inaccessible due to fallen tree. Vegetation not a problem at this time of year. No views to speak of. Returned same way - house has a superb northern glassed aspect. Underfoot conditions still very wet after winter.


Good condition 2014-03-19 12:55 - TP3552 (Hackpen Hill)

FB Number: S2403   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Not the easiest to access. Walked for half kilometre from Hack Pen WH CP along the Ridgeway Path to gap in fence then cut across the field of oil seed rape to the pillar. Views today limited despite the improving weather. Returned via tractor tyre tracks to avoid trampling rape seedlings in an east and north direction to gate in field. Returned to Hackpen white horse CP for lunch.


Good condition 2014-03-19 11:20 - TP6695 (Waden Hill)

FB Number: S2414   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Prked at Avebury NT car park, crossed road and followed a very full & swiftly flowing stream. Followed fence uphill to gate and picked my way through fairly sparse oil seed rape crop to pillar. Sunny with limited views. Windy but getting warmer. Good view to Silbury Hill and Avebury village.


Good condition 2014-03-18 16:48 - TP6888 (White Horse Hill)

FB Number: 2987   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Exceptional! Parked in the NT car park and walked up via the Horse view point. Lots of interest for the geographer and historian. Looked round the fort, Horse, & The Manger combe and returned via part of the Ridgeway. You can also tick of the Oxfordshire Top as White Horse Hill has taken over from Bald Hill near the M40 cutting through the Chilterns as the highest point in Oxon.


Slightly damaged 2014-03-13 14:20 - TP5402 (Pen-Y-Beacon)

FB Number: S5447   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Parked at foot of north slope. Walked up clear path to summit rim. Turn L for Pillar. Ddraig Goch stencils on each face. Crack in west face. Hazy views to the north. Highest point in Herefordshire lies along the path southwards along clear path. Fascinating to compare the weather today with same time in March last year. Lovely sunny day, this is what retirement is about


Good condition 2014-01-03 13:32 - TP7362 (Leith Hill Tower)

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

Enjoyable walk up to the tower from Friday Street. £1.30 to go up the Tower now. A windy and ultimately wet day. Very wet underfoot. Ticked off the Surrey County Top too.


Good condition 2013-12-12 12:09 - TP5641 (Revidge)

FB Number: S4171   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Increasingly grim day. 2nd week running I've made a visit to the Leek MoD Training area and Staffordshire Moorlands. This time to recce the area with colleagues. A pleasant area or moorland with a sparse conifer woodland close by. A return to spot in better conditions I think.


Good condition 2013-12-02 13:09 - TP0713 (Blake Mere)

FB Number: 2989   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Easy bag again. Park in lay-by and walk up path. Good to find a Primary. Little memorial with fresh poppies and tributes. Again good views and nearer the pub!


Good condition 2013-12-02 12:54 - TP3972 (Hollinsclough Moor)

FB Number: S2777   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

An easy bag. I crossed the corner off the field which had recently been slurry sprayed - so had the Pillar!. Exit over the low wall. A good high point and not far from the Pub.

A slurried Pillar


Good condition 2013-12-02 12:17 - TP0942 (Axe Edge)

FB Number: S2766   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Park on the minor road - plenty of places. There is a vague path just up hill from the path which leads away from the disused road loop off the A53. Stroll up to the pillar - it is visible from the west bound minor road. Good views back towards the Roaches and into Cheshire and Derbyshire.


Good condition 2013-11-25 12:35 - TP4487 (Llechwedd Mawr)

FB Number: S8511   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

The day provided the excellent score. Walked up the bridle path from Blaenplwyf Uchaf on the A470. The path is tricky to follow but it transports you to Pengwern farm buildings. Again follow through the gates to the ford mentioned on the 1:25000 OS map and onto a green track. Follow this up (always) steep in this series of valleys. I walked round the re-entrant of Cwm Gast to the NW tip of the small area of conifers and walked to the pillar. Fantastic views down the Dyfi valley; to Cadair Idris; and to the Arans. Returned on a westerly bearing to cross the Nant Gast and pick up the track again. Retraced my steps to the A470.

Pillar with Cadair Idris behind with a cloudless sky.


Slightly damaged 2013-11-16 12:28 - TP4858 (Moel Hebog)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

A tremendous walk up from the Beddgelert carpark. Take the blue route - Beddgelert to Rhyd Ddu then fork off on the yellow arrow route (Poucher Route 42) Good varied walking, grassy, rocky, scrambly and broken trails. Excellent views all around. I really rate this hill as I haven't climbed it since 1983. Descent to Bwlch Meillonion and thence through the plantations via the boggy paths. FB has been levered off and nicked. Nothing is sacred it seems.


Good condition 2013-10-25 14:52 - TP1062 (Barrowfield)

FB Number: S5672   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Astonishingly a lovely viewpoint and well sited trig point. The limestone edge is very open and has a very distinct scarp face facing westwards. Ensure you visit the mushroom viewpoint as is has a superb toposcope displayed on the inside of the mushroom cap.


Good condition 2013-10-14 11:45 - TP5007 (Mynydd Cefnamwlch)

FB Number: S8185   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Followed instructions to handrail the wall. The top stile is very unstable and a late summer visit is not advisable. luckily others had trampled the bracken but not the brambles. I have the scars to prove it. Poor views now that the trees have grown but spectacular from the field to the west and north. Returned to the field gate at the road/track junction. Fantastic weather when elsewhere was pretty grim.


Good condition 2013-10-14 11:10 - TP5404 (Pen-Y-Bryn)

FB Number: S8235   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Asked permission - no problem. Hopped over fence via the junction with the wall. Pillar rubbed clean by cattle. Good views, a lovely day.


Good condition 2013-09-19 11:37 - TP4098 (Ilmington Down)

FB Number: S5104   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Would have scored higher but for the wind and rain. So Garth started here with his paint. Easily found off the bridleway. Not quite the County Top of Warwickshire as this lies 100m to the east in the field on the other side of the road. Unbelievably I had no mobile signal here with transmitters metres away. Third county top in three days added to Oxon's and Bucks's.


Good condition 2013-09-19 11:10 - TP2119 (Charingworth)

FB Number: S5505   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy as they come. Couldn't park initially as a car was in the gateway - another bagger? Once he'd left, through gate then 2nd gate and job done. Splendid views around Cotswolds hills. On to the County top of Warwickshire & the TP near to it.

A pillar as easily accessed as any


Good condition 2013-09-18 14:31 - TP4235 (Kingston Hill)

FB Number: S4760   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at the fork in the track. This is a dodgy area. Walked up the steep RH track to the ruined compound which has many shotgun cartridge cases and broken clays. Locate the scaffold tower on the LH side of the track just passed a fallen tree (wish I'd read the previous logs in greater detail). Cut in and contour following a vague track, locate Father Ted's concrete fence post, take a bearing of 111 magnetic line up with two tree stumps and move uphill into the thicket. You should reach the pillar covered in moss. Quick photos and away. Intercepted by a man in a minimoke truck who looked dodgy. He informed me I shouldn't be there, I played innocent and said I was looking for a trig point. Informed him I'd found it and that I was leaving. He went off and so did I.


Good condition 2013-09-18 13:49 - TP0317 (Shirburn Hill)

FB Number: S2025   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy peasy this one. Parked in Cowlease CP, walked to public footpath and climbed stile into field. Occupied by cows who clearly have loose bowels, but the Pillar is obvious about 100m away 20m from the south field hedge. Cows must rub themselves against the pillar as it is very clean. The Oxfordshire County top is close by - Bald Hill. Two in one here! Lovely walk to be had around the Aston Rownant National Nature Reserve (Red Kites, Buzzards and Kestrels). Superb views north eventually but not from the pillar.

Pillar in isolation


Good condition 2013-09-18 13:18 - TP0791 (Adwell Cop)

FB Number: S1893   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Fairly simple. Parked in gateway with wife guarding the car. Walked up the eastern side of the field boundary - muddy! Pillar round the corner of the field boundary guarded by nettles just on the edge of the tree line. Good views to the south to the Chiltern Escarpment and to the SW along the scarp face. Returned down the west side of the hedge as it wasn't as muddy.

Pillar in tree line
View south to the Chilterns


Good condition 2013-09-18 12:49 - TP0261 (Windsor Hill)

FB Number: S2027   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the car park just down from the water tower. Walked back to lane and noted the Trigpointers access gap in the hedge. Field full of pheasants which by the time I'd walked to the pillar and turned round they'd all gone. Views to Telecomms tower and beyond were reasonable. I wish I'd read the previous logs for access to the gate. Saves a lot of bending.

Pillar and views SW beyond


Good condition 2013-09-18 11:58 - TP8973 (South African War Monument)

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

Lovely monument to the men of Bucks. Porphyritic granite from Cornwall making up the Monument I'll wager. Good views over the vale of Oxford once the shower of rain cleared.


Good condition 2013-09-18 11:58 - TP4899 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S6207   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

A really ornate Pillar with a stylish top with its ornate spider. Long may it survive - the toposcope is ornate too.

The toposcope & spider


Slightly damaged 2013-09-18 10:04 - TP4563 (Lower Farm)

FB Number: S4763   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked in gateway of seemingly disused farm buildings south of the pylons. Walked along road northwards beneath and passed the pylons and to a 5-bar field gate. Through gate, crop harvested, you can see the pillar as you turn R through the gate, bagged trig and away. Can't see the pillar from the road side. Top is well covered by vegetation.

A pillar needing a haircut


Good condition 2013-08-17 16:00 - TP6573 (Tregonning Hill)

FB Number: S1722   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Lovely walk up from farm track to the summit. Two former granite quarries passed and history lesson that Cornwall's Kaolin industry began in this very area. Impressive war memorial. I'm less than a purist because I find that a toposcope on the top of the pillar gives this now disused pillar a lovely function. I wouldn't advocate every pillar had one but those with excellent all around views could serve another good service. That's providing that vandals stay away! Today was not a day for excellent views - a day too late, but there will be others I'm sure.


Good condition 2013-08-16 15:00 - TP2667 (Cudden Point)

FB Number: S8075   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

A devil to find. Person in garden of building prevented access through the garden so a detour round the coast path then through a gate to pick up the farm track then in towards the house entrance was made. About to give up when the vague outline could be discerned in the undergrowth. Quick pic before I was discovered and a retrace of steps. Good views couldn't be appreciated but the stooping and hovering kestrel could.


Good condition 2013-07-24 17:25 - TP7440 (Lichfield)

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

Easily found on the road out of Curborough. Turned into the works entrance - just a few workmen there at this time of day. Photo of the dome and away. If you were to ask someone who works there, what it was like, the clear answer would be "it stinks!".

The Leica Dome


Good condition 2013-07-24 16:56 - TP3525 (Grove Farm)

FB Number: S2297   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked at the garden centre - with an intention to buy some fertiliser. Walk through the CP to the open boundary to west side turn R along PRoW and follow track to stile. Over stile to field boundary, follow to first boundary hedge west. Pillar is on south side almost inside the hedge. Good views to Cannock Chase and TV masts at Hopwas & Four Oaks. Tea room provides good tea and soft drinks and snacks. A plantsman's nursery. They recommend "One" for an all round fertiliser.


Good condition 2013-07-24 16:56 - TP1532 (Borough Fields)

FB Number: S2258   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

If you're brassy enough you can drive or cycle up the tracks to within a metre of this Pillar. Parked beside large green tanks and walked the rest. Excellent views south round to west. Last pillar of the day but off now to Active Station at Lichfield for final bag of the day.

View to south


Good condition 2013-07-24 15:22 - TP2449 (Coton Park)

FB Number: S2263   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bull & Lion Pub had no chef so no food. Recommended to go to The Bull in Newton Bergoland. Good food and beer! Onto carpark to south of Potters Wood. Took pot luck on spatial awareness to find the pillar. Near to a big tree and mobile phone mast. Good views to south and SE despite what the 1:50000 map says.

Pillar, Tree & Mast


Good condition 2013-07-24 12:57 - TP0830 (Alton Grange)

FB Number: S2267   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked outside the farm house. Carefully eased past two cows with very young calves. Wasted 45 minutes using the wrong map extract to find the pillar. Returned to car for OS map and found the pillar within 10 minutes. Not the best views but it's in the bag. Off for lunch in Packington at the Bull and Lion.


Good condition 2013-07-24 11:55 - TP6946 (Willesley Resr)

FB Number: S2256   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

As formerly described it's a shoe in walk up. Tidiness everywhere. Easy bag!


Good condition 2013-07-24 11:30 - TP1382 (Birds Hill)

FB Number: S2257   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

It's probably not the best idea to bag & log Pillars at the height of summer in agricultural areas - today it's in a wheat field so access can lead to treading down the crop. Kept to wheel tracks as much as possible. Reasonable views today. Parked beside the first and last house SW of Measham.

In a sea of wheat


Good condition 2013-06-06 16:02 - TP2784 (Dinas Island)

FB Number: S5848   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked up the coast path from Pwllgwaelod and the Sailors Pub. Start at 4m finish at 142m then descend and refresh with a very good pint. Tremendous weather conditions given the bags I undertook in the prevailing conditions on the day last week. A worthy Trig Point to tick off.


Good condition 2013-06-05 17:58 - TP0718 (Carn Fawr)

FB Number: 11123   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walk up from the NT carpark. Broad grassy track then thin track to outcrop of rock with plinth and pillar at summit. One of three Carns in the area. tremendous views today all round - Stumble head lighthouse and the coastal peninsular and inland. A top location. Brilliantly sunny.


Good condition 2013-06-05 10:33 - TP5272 (Oxwich)

FB Number: S2389   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from the village to the castle access. Followed PRoW through field of sheep. Pillar on a little exposed scar of limestone. Good views to the west. A delightful spot continued walk to end of Oxwich Point.


Good condition 2013-06-05 07:12 - TP5643 (Reynoldston)

FB Number: S2345   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Walked up from the B&B passed the King Arthur pub and up the PRoW to attain the ridge and turn R & walk up hill. Several interested cattle using the Pillar to scratch their chins. Excellent views and very noisy larks. A simple bag.


Good condition 2013-06-04 18:54 - TP5500 (Port Eynon)

FB Number: S2385   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from Overton. Tarmaced road gives way to a track which in turn becomes increasingly muddy as the water from the Well at the fork in the tracks. Follow the PRoW over the fields to the pillar . Great views to the north. It's a nightmare of orientation to pick out the views seawards. You don't expect to see the coast of N.Somerset & Devon and Lundy island. Marks lost due to muddy track!!


Good condition 2013-05-28 18:50 - TP3598 (Hanging Hill)

FB Number: S3123   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the lay-by at the bottom of the forestry track on the south side. Brisk walk up to the trig in pouring rain. The last bag of the day and it was getting quite late with an hour's drive home. A delightful spot on this inlier of Pre-Cambrian rocks. The recess in the pillar is interesting to conjecture over, but not today. Off home for a warm and a beer. The last of 7 bags for me and 10 for TheGreatScandini.


Good condition 2013-05-28 17:44 - TP1481 (Blakeley Hill)

FB Number: S3119   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A trudge in the rain up the PROW - well, parallel for the first 200m then up the hedge line. Evidence of Chingwakabungya's visit recently as the grass was still trodden down. One day we'll meet up - virtually no views now with the desperate weather.

Another that can get overgrown in summer


Good condition 2013-05-28 16:50 - TP3521 (Grinshill Cliff)

FB Number: S3223   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Not easy to find if you park in Grinshill and take the wrong unofficial byway. The best would to drive up the rough track from the west by Clive church but the virtual walked circumnavigation of the ridge back to Clive, then up to the buildings on the ridge was impressive enough despite the heavy rain. Head ESE up the well worn track from the drivable track to the red warning beacon to find the matching square topped pillars of the trig and toposcope. There must be phenomenal views off the edge towards Shrewsbury to the SSW. The descent down through the woods in a easterly then southerly direction off the rough track, via the Staffordshire Way, into Grinshill was interesting as was the sandstones in the rock exposures. See my Webscott entry for the uses of the sandstones - quarries at Myddle are now re-opened for stone to be used in restoration of existing buildings.

TheGreatScandini posing beside the Trig Pillar


Good condition 2013-05-28 16:02 - TP6782 (Webscott)

FB Number: S3214   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

No problems with seeing why this spot was chosen - the ridge is very prominent. The Grinshill Sandstones are very impressive and have made a huge contribution to the local buildings and elsewhere - Chequers (PM's country res), St Chad's Cath in Birmingham and many, plus both bridges, in Shrewsbury have the pale top sandstones and the deep red ones from these outcrops and at Grinshill Quarries. A wonderful surprise walking up through the woods to the ridge top. Weather, unfortunately worsening as the afternoon wears on - over to Grinshill now.

A pillar best visited outside of the growing season


Good condition 2013-05-28 14:14 - TP1613 (Breidden Hill)

FB Number: S4796   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from the start of the lane that has a notice saying acess only... ...steady climb up the re-entrant on the SW side to the col and then L to the ridge and up to the monument and pillar. Why would anyone with brains walk up here and nick 10' of copper lightning conductor? A steady walk and well worth the effort to bag this trig - a wish for some 36 years. A return id promised for the views!


Good condition 2013-05-28 14:13 - TP8961 (Rodneys Pillar Monument)

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

The end of the wish to visit this location. I've been going passed the Breidden Hills and looking at the pillar from a distance for the last 36 years. A pity the weather was so lousy and the views so limited - a return visit on a fine day is promised now.


Good condition 2013-05-28 12:35 - TP1112 (Beacon Ring)

FB Number: S4718   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Simple drive up to the wireless aerial gates, walk to the Severn Trent compound pick up the trail between the confers on the R and ancient fort and deciduous trees on the L. Walk into the centre of the deciduous wood, the Pillar reveals itself. Zero views out of wood

Good condition of pollar well protected by the trees


Good condition 2013-05-28 11:55 - TP3628 (Hargrave Bank)

FB Number: S4752   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked just passed the narrow lane to southwest. Climbed over gate and walked upslope to pass through two more gates to attain the ridge. On passed a smelly dung pile to the pillar. Half decent views despite the increasingly deteriorating weather and visibility. Retraced steps back to car. Happy memories of past geology field trips on Long Mountain to the outcrop of marine shales containing good specimens of monograptids.

Pillar with the Breidden Hills in the distance


Good condition 2013-05-08 10:54 - TP4177 (Kettlebury Hill)

FB Number: S6250   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Followed bridle path off road up to wider path and then up to the Pillar. The car park has a 4.3m height restriction frame to stop illegal parking from tall vehicles. Good views in most directions. Distant gunfire reminds you that this is a MoD training area with public access. Mind where you wander and resist picking up pyrotechnic debris and empty ammunition cases - not all of them are empty to the untrained eye.

The trig plus views eastwards


Moved 2013-04-25 10:55 - TP5259 (Overley Hill)

FB Number: S1912   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Always a pleasure to find one that has been protected and preserved after being moved. No problem with access.

Trig Point Pillar at Severn Partnership


Good condition 2013-02-06 11:30 - TP9236 (Norwich Cathedral Spire)

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

Rainy day but the cathedral is spectacular, outside and in.


Good condition 2013-02-06 10:45 - TP9237 (Norwich Castle Flagstaff)

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

Splendid castle - Norman. One of the guides was from Dudley originally. Lovely walk round the castle. Stuffed animals need to be replaced with fresh ones.


Good condition 2013-02-06 10:30 - TP9282 (City Hall Vane)

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

Raining! Must get to the castle.


Good condition 2013-02-05 13:08 - TP4449 (Little Ouse)

FB Number: S7538   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy to find. Tho' take care when accessing from the minor track to the farm. The grassed incline through a gate and up to the top of the levee is not the public footpath as was pointed out to me by the landowner who appeared from nowhere. When I explained what I was doing his manner mellowed and we had a nice chat. He explained the the PRoW was along the top of the levee. So park up somewhere short of the farm and directly ascend the slope. The guardians of the trig point live in the village beyond. The lady walking her dogs, that I met along the levee, was going to take it on after I said that the flush bracket was covered by a thoughtful mole's hill and needs some digging out. A worthy bag as it's the lowest. So now off to be the most easterly man in UK at Lowestoft.

Nice field of leeks beyond
partially buried FB


Good condition 2013-01-09 11:46 - TP4875 (Moel-Y-Gest)

FB Number: S8380   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

A troublesome bag this one. After stumbling through some of the wettest pasture, then ascending directissima I concluded after descent back to the car the best access is from the main road having parked in the large lay-by just down from the railway bridge. Go through the gated access adjacent to the woodland (GR543396), up to the PRoW. Follow the clear track past the housing on R towards and passed Bron-y-Foel. Through the gate with the lovely Welsh for "Shut the gate Please" sign on it. Continue up the track, through another gate, until you arrive in an area of open ground. A solitary slate gatepost in a field on the L will tell you when to traverse diagonally towards the Access Land. There is a vague path which becomes clearer as you near the steep ground. Your ultimate aim is a stile over the wall half way up to the summit - GR55153875. The path is now clear and direct to the summit cairn and pillar. Return the same way if in a car. The route up from the minor road to the west is best on the track into the woodland between the private gated access to a stylish house and the PRoW near the chapel which has been converted to a house. Parking is limited on this minor road. The views, as this morning, are stupendous and all the better compared to yesterday's dousing rain. 10 points awarded for the loftiness, and view point magnificence from such a lowish hill. A classic "Wainwright type fell" worth climbing.

View North to Moel Hebog
Translation is easy


Good condition 2013-01-08 14:53 - TP1951 (Carn Fadryn)

FB Number: S8325   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the lay-by adjacent to the chapel. Walked up hill to the Common Access land via a tarmaced lane then incredibly muddy & slippy track to the path. Turn R and follow to summit. Pillar still yellow, perhaps Garth Fenton needs to come here with his white paint pot. Improving views to the west and northwest allowed Hell's Mouth, Rhiw and the north coast of the Lleyn to be seen. Total clag to the east and southeast.


Good condition 2013-01-08 13:51 - TP5501 (Porth Ysgadan)

FB Number: S8182   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Drove right to the end of the track and parked up for lunch hoping the rain would stop. Views certainly getting better. Easy bag east along coast path, through gate and diagonally R across the field. Council wagon joined us for lunch - quite a hideaway location much frequented, I'm sure, by utility workers without satnav spies in their vehicles. Lovely spot for holiday makers in summer.


Good condition 2013-01-08 12:13 - TP5416 (Pen-Y-Groes)

FB Number: S7269   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked outside cemetery and climbed over gate into the wettest field in Wales occupied by uninterested horses and sheep. One sheep stood guard at the pillar but moved off on approach. Views limited in all directions due to low cloud and teeming rain.


Good condition 2013-01-07 11:48 - TP1985 (Carnedd Bachgen)

FB Number: S8547   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

You have have to work for this one. Decided on a route suggested from "Walk Eryri (Walking in Snowdonia)" website. The path initially is not a public one up to Caer-gwernog - I took my chance and pressed on to sheep fold under Clogwyn Du. Followed a bearing to the fence on the SSW of Llyn Arenig Fach and followed it up to the summit. Not easy initially due to the heather and bilberry - which is flounder material. It eases as you near the summit. Cloudy with brief views today and a strong & cold westerly wind. Descent parallel to the fence to NW then down to Creigiau Bleiddiaid on a bearing to pick up the Trinant. Less floundery more sinky in sphagnum bog. You can follow vague sheep tracks. Crossed moor to pick up Nant y Llyn stream then on a bearing to Nant y Llyn sheep folds and the end of a public FP that enters Craignant farm. Pick up PRoW on tarmac to lay-by adjacent to Hafod-wen on A4212. I'm beginning to believe Poucher's description of Arenig Fach. There's certainly no easy way up this mother - I take my hat off to Carwyn Phillips for his effort.


Good condition 2013-01-03 15:42 - TP2483 (Crackley Bank)

FB Number: S1898   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked off A5 in restaurant CP. Easy to follow footpath and then diagonally across field to wood line. Getting dark by the time we arrived at the pillar. Mossy covering & photo of FB very dark without a flash. Views limited to the north only. Last trig point of a 12 point day. Not bad for January.


Moved 2013-01-03 15:23 - TP5609 (Red Hill)

FB Number: S1858   Condition: Moved   Score: 7/10

Parked adjacent with an excuse ready to say we were trying to turn round and coundn't do safely on the crown of the hill. Standing adjacent to the mobile home. Quick photo and log and away. At least it still exists.


Good condition 2013-01-03 14:58 - TP7389 (Lilleshall Monument )

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

Found on the platform at the Northern side of the Monument. Photographed and logged.


Good condition 2013-01-03 14:54 - TP4898 (Monument Hill)

FB Number: S1919   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Park in access entrance to school if not a school day. Walk down lane to PRoW access gate, across grassy playing field to stile, up a path adjacent to a bowling green then L up to summit of rocky knoll of Uriconian Volcanic rock and the Monument. Trig splendidly white and in good condition. Views stupendous especially to the West - Breidden Hills and Berwyn Hills. Noisy A518 below. You can bag the Lilleshall Monument Intersected station too.


Good condition 2013-01-03 13:18 - TP1692 (Brough Hall)

FB Number: S1961   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Arrived specially for lunch based on Lathama's recommendation. sadly the pub's for sale and wasn't open until 5pm. Quick bag of an unremarkable TP and off to Gnosall. Lunch in pub which was run by a previous tenant of the pub near the Trig Point. We had to buy lunch in the local Coop and eat it in the pub - he allowed it.


Good condition 2013-01-03 12:33 - TP2640 (Croxton)

FB Number: S1989   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Mark of 7 only for views, which were extensive. This was supposed to be a quick bag before lunch. A nightmare to find in the hedgerow. It definitely is an integral part of the hedge - or was. Cleared away most of the ivy growing on the FB face. I shall return at sometime in the summer with secateurs to clear the top. Accessed by walking up the lane/bridleway, main gap in hedge to get into the field is by a small oak tree on L just short of a double 6 bar gate on R. Smaller gap in hedgerow further on. Trig is 30m further SW well concealed in the hedge and visible only from field side. Still very white. Can only really see the FB face.


Good condition 2013-01-03 11:51 - TP2049 (Cats Hill)

FB Number: S1980   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

You have to park on the grass verge. Busy road! Struggled through hedge only to spot the access gate and track towards the northern end of the wood. There's a large collection of road cones in the wood. Precious few views through the woodland either. Very tatty pillar - original paint peeling off like reindeer horn velvet.


Good condition 2013-01-03 11:03 - TP2582 (Creswell)

FB Number: S1976   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Took previous baggers' advice to seek permission and knocked on the Creswell Farm's door. Had chat with farmer's wife, I think she viewed me with vague interest but she was pleasant. Very muddy across fields and noisy on the east side of the M6. Trig at top of partially ploughed field. Good views all around. Fellow bagger's boot sole got sucked off in the glutinous mud.


Good condition 2013-01-03 10:15 - TP0787 (Acton Trussell)

FB Number: S1968   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked just passed the gateway. Through gate, followed the line of the PRoW adjacent to the east of the first pool then west bank of the more southerly pool - no fishing here! through gate secured shut by barbed wire then over planted cereal field. Very muddy unsurprisingly. Decent views around. Sun shining brightly on large building in Stafford.


Good condition 2012-10-20 16:54 - TP5372 (Pengarn)

FB Number: S8449   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Park at the base of the public footpath. Take care to chose the footpath and not the forestry track which leads to nowhere. Ascent to track, turn R, through a gate, cross the stream via a track to nowhere, head over to the forest boundary fence where the walking is easier and follow the fence to the forestry limit. Walk on 50m to the junction of fence/wall carefully climb over the barbed wire fence then the rather rusty fence and hop over the wall towards the walled raised rock outcrop in which the moss covered pillar can be found. The views, if you have any can be stunning as they were on arrival lateish on this October afternoon. Cadair Idris, The Arans, Rhobell Fawr, Arenig Fawr, Y Garn and Diffwys could be picked out, View South around Cardigan Bay and north around the coastline to Portmadog, Pwllheli and Abersoch. Reward for a pretty boring ascent up to the pillar. Retrace steps to vehicle. The road access from Dolgellau is towards Cregennan Lakes but carry on Swestwards. The road continues, through many gates to the coast road north of Llwyngwril. This is the better access point unless you want to complete the whole traverse from Dolgellau.


Pillar and view north over Barmouth
Cadair Idris
View North East to Diffwys, Y Garn, the Arenigs and Rhobell Fawr


Good condition 2012-08-02 14:02 - TP7369 (Yr Aran)

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

The 25000 map shows a Trig Point. Quite a disappointment when no pillar was found. However I suspected a bolt or rivet. Having not researched the point before hand, I looked for and found easily the prominent bolt. Good views as the cloud cleared.

Fairly obvious bolt


Good condition 2012-08-01 12:20 - TP4862 (Moel Seisiog)

FB Number: S8548   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Excellent path up from Nebo. Windy and showery but great visibility and superb all round views of some pretty bleak moorland to the east. I removed the plastic cup someone had so thoughtfully placed into the hole left by the absent plug.


Good condition 2012-07-28 14:42 - TP2038 (Castle Ring)

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

Lovely day, fantastic views to the north over the Rugeley PS cooling towers to the Peak District.


Converted 2012-07-28 14:42 - TP2038 (Castle Ring)

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

Pillar converted and replaced with a layer of concrete and a bolt. Govt Arrow Bench Mark sunk into the concrete. For comments see my entry for the surface block


Good condition 2012-07-25 15:03 - TP4511 (Lodge Hill)

FB Number: S1847   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A walk along the public footpath from the road. which leads to Lodgehill Farm. Climb over a gate to access the correct side of the fence and stroll to the small copse of trees. Views limited to the SW but ok to the N round to the SE. Original paint peeling off.


Good condition 2012-07-25 14:26 - TP6801 (West Beech)

FB Number: S1841   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Stylish housing around. No one around seemingly. Nipped over gate and took quick photo of FB & pillar. Views fairly limited. The artdeco house is interesting.


Good condition 2012-07-25 12:23 - TP2124 (Charlton Hill)

FB Number: S1920   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Bit of a drive by. Climb over a gate at the far end of the field after the white house and head in a SW direction. The pillar is not on pink sandstone but some classic Uriconian rhyolite. Similar to that in the cutting on the new route of the A5 which did for a trig point in that position. Good view indeed to The Wrekin.


Good condition 2012-07-20 17:26 - TP6871 (Whit Fell)

FB Number: S7589   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Ahh the benefits of the job. Asked whilst at Wathgill Camp if I could visit the trig point as it is on an active range area. Went through the Range Officer who gave permission. It's behind 6Mike Range. Lovely evening, superb views all around. Walk from the range gate along the range and up to the top of the hill. Don't enter if the RED flags are flying.


Good condition 2012-07-15 19:10 - TP5446 (Pill Moor Hill)

FB Number: S7674   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Easy enough to find. Park in the large layby which is at the entrance to the Catterick MoD training area. Walk along road carefully as the cars are fast along here. Climb over the gate and follow up to a gap in a wall then aim over to the enclosure of trees. Step up a ruined stone wall and clamber over wooden fence and wire fence into enclosure well protected an nettles in summer at least. Fabulous views east to the N.Yorks Moors and south to the Pennines.


Good condition 2012-06-06 17:51 - TP6178 (Sticker Down)

FB Number: S8002   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

It only lost a mark because the FB was on the face you can't easily get to. Through gate, over barbed wire fence and a good pull using a finger hold in the open view hole and top of the trig. This one's on a concrete plinth, too, like Gare. Still a noble TP with extensive views all around, particularly to the At Austell Granite mining area. Easily found too. Park in gateway, stand up and you see it to your right if you face north. Come on Nr if you're in Cornwall any bank, dyke fence is an "'edge"! 'Ansome one too, an aht?


Slightly damaged 2012-06-06 13:45 - TP3308 (Gare)

FB Number: S7686   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 3/10

Easily found but insufficient time to clip away the foliage and pull away the ivy. It wouldn't take much to clear this trig point. Crap views


Good condition 2012-05-09 20:31 - TP5745 (Round Berry)

FB Number: S2295   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Attained from the minor road running south westwards from the village of Warton. Parked just passed the farm gate and walked SW. Onto a narrow track uphill into the quarry. Just before the quarry head strike up to the R over a wood slat fence into a field which bore strong evidence of being recently occupied by cows with loose bowels (apologies to Michael Green for stealing that descriptive phrase but I've always wanted to use it). Follow the field boundary and climb obliquely up a cattle eroded slope to a gate into a field and continue uphill. At this point the bullocks occupying the field showed too much interest in me and I hopped over another fence into a wheat field. Follow edge to another fence which leads into the summit copse of trees, through to the other side, through a gate and across a small field with horsey things in it. To the left is a fenced off area with what looks like a small distribution reservoir. Go through a metal gate towards the reservoir and the pillar is in the hedge line. Painted white! Now I know why - Garth's been with his paint pot. Flush Bracket is on the facing NW. Views down to Polesworth are seen over the tater field and farm buildings rapidly disappearing into glowering rain clouds. The return trip was spiced up by the bullocks again.



Good condition 2012-04-01 16:51 - TP1534 (Botallack Head)

FB Number: S8138   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Easy pillar just off the the Coast Path. Area full of industrial history and fairly toxic waste materials from the mining waste. Weather spectacular for the 1st of April and complimented by the sight of some Choughs flying around the area. Almost a drive by if you wanted it to be although the last section is a bit rough.


Classic view to Botallack\'s engine house buildings


Good condition 2012-04-01 15:30 - TP6586 (Trink Hill)

FB Number: S7868   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked by the Engine house. Thin path to right through fairly viscious low gorse and heather. Not for shorts this one. Aim for the stone field boundary. follow it uphill and right. Pillar on far side of wall boundary - beware of the low wire fence. Pillar painted white with spectacular views all round except SW. Hayle's beaches and St Michael's Mount are the notable landmarks but view to the east can be good with better visibility. Full sun today. Battle with the gorse again on the descent

Companion picking gorse and heather from shoes and socks
View to St Michael\'s Munt and Mounts Bay


Slightly damaged 2012-01-14 12:01 - TP7558 (North Luffenham South)

FB Number: S9536   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Easily seen from the southern former taxi way in the area of grass. Can see the remains of a phantom jet with its side engine intakes and inclined up wings. The upper northern corner of the pillar is showing signs of damage from weathering. Flush bracket is becoming difficult to see as the soil level rises.

Easily seen and accessed
Damaged part


Damaged 2012-01-14 11:48 - TP7559 (North Luffenham North)

FB Number: S9539   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Never heard of the Emily poject but if Peregrinus says it's a loggable pillar I'm in for that. Attained whilst on a recce with cadets. Pity it's so damaged. Much moss growing on the stump.


the fallen top


Good condition 2012-01-14 08:45 - TP4582 (Luffenham)

FB Number: 10863   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

One of the perks of the job. Visiting the Camp for exercises with the cadets. Early morning visit - virtually surrounded by buildings. Poor views except to a rapier set in the distance. White paint is peeling off - needs Garth and his bucket!

An easy spot in a cluster of buildings


Destroyed 2011-12-29 13:40 - TP1701 (Brown Clee Hill)

FB Number: S4545   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 8/10

There's been a lot of wind expended by past visitors and I say don't become enbroiled, it's not worth it. I can think of three I tried to log and they've been moved and not evidence exists. This spot is a significant place - the County Top and the toposcope is quite superb. Even thieves have spared it. At least the Flush Bracket and spider are still accessible and really this is what we Trig pointers are after. Yes it's a shame the pillar's gone but it's details live on and are baggable. Even on a day as wild as this. Ignore the aerials and dishes, they serve a purpose and those that moan would probably be louder if they had no communications at all. More serious is the erosion being caused by trail bikes over the paths. They're the destructive vandals in an area of natural beauty. Good walk up from Blackford along the Shropshire Way path and back. I'll have to return to collect the other four in the area.


Slightly damaged 2011-12-29 11:12 - TP6498 (Titterstone Clee)

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

A relatively easy one to attain. Park in the ample parking area amid the puddles and find a way up the old spoil heaps tracks or face workings. Clearly an area favoured by trail bikers - but not today - too much wind and rain. A brutal day. I'll bet the communications workers are glad all is automatic.

Brown Clee Hill in the distance


Damaged 2011-11-19 12:50 - TP6320 (Taren Gesail)

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

Gentle ascent up forestry tracks and steep final ascent out of forest over a stile to attain the ridge. Minibus transfer up road impossible due to steepness of road out of Abergynolwyn. Might be a good trial on a bike. Damage is quite severe to the pillar but views good, given the occasional cloud.


Good condition 2011-10-29 14:57 - TP4791 (Mickleham Down)

FB Number: S3364   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Nice walk up from Mickleham Church and The Running Horses pub after a decent pint of Doom Bar. Disappointing view as the vegetation has grown up after the pillar was constructed. Descent back down to Rykers CP via track near Juniper Hall FC

Pillar supported by Chris


Slightly damaged 2011-10-29 12:23 - TP1553 (Box Hill)

FB Number: S3358   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Bagged as I passed on the warm up cycle lap ready for the Box Hill climb. Excellent views to the south over The Weald. Tempting to go for the County High Point but not enough time available. Score point deducted for the crowds.

As white as any that Garth Fenton has painted.


Good condition 2011-10-25 10:22 - TP0965 (Baggy Point)

FB Number: S5686   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked for free(£3 for non members)some pretty fit surfers in wetsuits about too,in the NT carpark in the twilight of my membership. Will I utilise a single £55 membership in free carparking a year? Access over wall, but easily visible from southerly direction. Exceptional views north to Lundy Island, northeast to South Wales and south to Dartmoor where Yes Tor and High Wilhays from visit two days previously could be seen. Always a pleasure to walk to this pillar.


fab views


Good condition 2011-10-24 11:29 - TP5519 (Prawle)

FB Number: S3503   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Definitely a drive by. Unfortunately its vegetation cover and the rainfall caused a "drive past". Walked back through field and needed to climb low fence. Access from the road is better. Cleared away the ivy so that the pillar is more easily seen, left the sloes for others to make into sloe gin. Views very limited as the rain was setting in.


Ivy covered
Limited views to the northwest


Good condition 2011-10-23 15:44 - TP7101 (Yes Tor)

FB Number: S1765   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up in good time from Meldon Car Park. Wind rising as we reached the pillar. Aerial probably something the army uses. Views not as good as last visit, which was 20 years ago - then the Saunton Hotel could be seen on the south side of Baggy Point on the north coast. Onwards to the Marilyn County Top - High Wilhays.


View towards High Wilhays


Good condition 2011-08-31 17:36 - TP2605 (Cromer Hill)

FB Number: S2008   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in entry access to mobile phone mast and followed PRoW along ridgeline to pillar. Excellent views west to The Wrekin and south to Rugeley PS. A lovely spot.


Good condition 2011-08-24 15:22 - TP3836 (Highfields)

FB Number: S2260   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked on vergeside at SW end of the bridleway. Stroll in along PRoW to fine highpoint. Great views all round. Clifton Campville church spire very clear as were the transmitters at Hopwas and Mere Green (Sutton Coldfield). The ever present view to Rugeley PS and Cannock Chase as good as ever. Good to see that Garth hasn't been here with his paint pot! Oh bugger, realise now I've been here before and recently - memory eh! But from different approach; better day too.


Good condition 2011-08-14 13:00 - TP2494 (Craig Goch)

FB Number: S8459   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Drove to within 500m along minor road between Aberllefenni & Mallwyd. Parked in junction between road and forest road - plenty of room, walked along forestry track to gate through forestry boundary fence and ascended what is possibly the steepest slope in Wales. How trail bikes ascend them I'll never know. Rhayader_Wanderer is correct in describing this as a gem of a summit. It is. The only down on this day was the cloudy view to Cadair Idris, which of course cleared after descent. Views all around were superb even to Plynlimon.


Clearing view to Cadair Idris
Tarrens from Pillar


Good condition 2011-08-10 18:20 - TP5709 (Rock Green)

FB Number: 2950   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Tricky to get at, the PROW from the road just west of the yellow cottages gives access to the wrong field. Go through the gate follow the hedge parallel to the road then R infield to gate through hedge then L and retrace steps on other side to Pillar, which is obvious. Exit to track access to farm is over two strands of barbed wire. Excellent views to the two Clee Hills and back to Ludlow. A lovely spot bagged as a drive by on return from Ludlow Golf Club.

Superb views to Clee Hills. Well worth a little trespass.


Slightly damaged 2011-08-09 12:18 - TP3919 (Hill Top)

FB Number: S3845   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked to west and walked in via the bridle way ROW. Fine views to the east (Astwood Bank) and south (Cotswolds). Excellent picnic lunch by fallen tree just south of the TP. Looks like one at which Garth and his paint pot has been active. Continued NW from the TP to the descent path and passed some well appointed houses, across mown paths in fields to regain the bridle path. Lovely day.

Company at the TP ©sven


Good condition 2011-08-09 11:31 - TP4776 (Mere Court)

FB Number: S3820   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in lane to north having been warned of the lack of footbridges. Accessed the PROW which runs due south to ridge line. Sign post and footbridge/stile is not obvious from the road as the hedges are overgrown. Turned R along ridge to TP. White! - Garth's been. Good views again to the Malverns. How pleasant Worcestershire is. Church steeple of Bradley Green easily seen.


Slightly damaged 2011-08-09 11:05 - TP4105 (Inkberrow)

FB Number: S3865   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Called at two houses - Corner House and one adjacent to access gate to N of TP and Tower, no answer at either. Walked up through horse paddocks to Tower & TP. Excellent views to Malverns, Abberley and Clee Hills and over Severn Valley. Notable growth on the bushes adjacent to the TP and Tower since Father Ted was there 6 years ago!

Tower and Trig Point with views


Good condition 2011-08-09 10:38 - TP5678 (Ridgeway)

FB Number: S4974   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Parked at pub, walked back along road to PROW between houses. TP in paddock, access through gate locked by baler twine. No donkeys. One that Garth hasn't found to paint white. Views very limited due to high hedgerows and trees.

Unpainted, complete plug, uninteresting


Slightly damaged 2011-06-24 05:43 - TP5965 (Shrawardine Resr)

FB Number: S4743   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Yes the time log is correct! I forgot my camera the evening before so nipped back whilst on manoeuvres at Nesscliff Camp. Found quite easily on bridleway out of the village - uphill of course. On the crest of the hill is a new Severn Way sign post, climb up a worn track - the brambles aren't too bad - into the copse of trees and shrubs. Reasonable view to Rodney's Pillar and hills to the SW. Shrawardine with its church is a delightful little village.



Good condition 2011-05-29 19:15 - TP3579 (Halton Height)

FB Number: S5313   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

No direct path from the road but a feel for the summit got us there. Excellent views to Lower Bardon reservoir, Skipton quarry and to Simon's Seat TP. Still blowing a gale. The weather was very good after a poor start to the morning.

Halton Height with Stuart Holtam resting upon it ©sven


Slightly damaged 2011-05-29 12:59 - TP5983 (Simons Seat)

FB Number: S5294   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Blooming windy on the top. A fine walk up over the Duke of Devonshire's Grouse moor. Second attempt as there was a grouse shoot on last time we tried on August the 12th 2009 - Doh!

Fine all round view from here on a windy day.


Good condition 2011-05-02 15:16 - TP0712 (Wrekin)

FB Number: 2980   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Excellent views today. Not perfect but, Berwyns,Malverns, Barr Beacon, Cannock Chase, Southern Peak District - The Roaches and Alderney Edge (I think) were visible. Fairly crowded being Bank Holiday - usual range of footware on show. How people walk up there in flip flops I'll never understand.


Good condition 2011-04-26 10:36 - TP1049 (Barr Beacon Resr)

FB Number: S2314   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Fence replaced and having what Fasgadh suggests, "...certain people with water board contacts" - my brother-in-law and nephew, I bagged this as my 100th of the year and in my 100 in a year Challenge for The Prostate Cancer Charity. Cool day and misty after four warm days. Didn't notice any damage to the pillar. Wheatear flying around the top of the reservoir. Distant views to Cannock Chase. I left it 'til last in the 100 as it's my closest Trig Point. As far as trespass goes, Scafell3210 is correct, but if asked to leave any land by the owner you should do so by the shortest route. A word of warning, Crown land - MoD land and National Rail land is covered by Criminal Trespass - Criminal Trespass is a new law introduced in the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and makes any trespass on Crown land a criminal offence. up to 6 moinths in clink and up to £5000 fine (£1000 for Transport rail). Be careful!


100th Challenge Trig with my friendly SSWB Waterman


Good condition 2011-04-25 13:17 - TP0174 (Great Ormes Head)

FB Number: S1627   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Hazy views again today. Hides the worst of the North Wales coast. Crowded as normal for Easter Monday. A primary Trig Point with usual OS plates on the surface. Actually walked up from the Ski Centre. Bagged it in the company of AEH39. The 99th of my 100 for the Charity Year.


Good condition 2011-04-24 12:34 - TP6697 (Waen Oer)

FB Number: S8453   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

My second visit but at least 15 years apart. Superb day for walking; sunny, warm, cooling breeze and fantastic views in all directions. It is the 98th in my 100 in a year for Prostate Cancer Charity, and what a bag. Cadair Idris from this point is very unusual. A brilliant trig point.

Cadair Idris behind the poseurs


Good condition 2011-04-23 13:05 - TP7514 (Y Garn)

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

Bolt obscured by cairn rocks but clearing revealed the bolt. Not the best of days. Summit in cloud. Ascent and descent over rough terrain.


Good condition 2011-04-22 13:13 - TP2788 (Diphwys)

FB Number: S8456   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Almost the annual visit. Accessed this time via Braich on our way to Y Llethr. Warmer than last year and better weather. Haze spoiling the best views.

I wish Teasle would change the spelling for this Trig point


Good condition 2011-04-19 16:00 - TP3518 (Grindle Farm)

FB Number: S1857   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Parked by gate access into field to south. Tater field this year and ridged up. Nightmare to cross so returned around the environmental margin of the field. Pillar is in the copse at the top of the hill adjacent to a depression. Flush bracket had to be dug out to reveal the number. There's a bird scarer 50m away be careful.


Good condition 2011-04-19 15:41 - TP6870 (Whiston Hall)

FB Number: S1849   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drive by again. Nipped through a gap in the hedgeline. Gorse cap is quite thick. Views ordinary.


Destroyed 2011-04-19 15:00 - TP3922 (Hillend)

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

Crossed field via fence up bridle path which had been recently sprayed by farmer. I will probably get organo-phosphate poisoning for my efforts to find the Pillar. Great views but the pillar's gone.


Good condition 2011-04-19 14:47 - TP6660 (Upper Farmcote)

FB Number: S2429   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked in lane and followed ROW through gates and across field. It's near the pheasant pens and overlooks Halfpenny Green airfield from which an aircraft was taking off. Quite a delightful spot. If you intend to go to Hillend don't bother cos it's gone, but take in the delights of the Dutch gabling at Ludstone Hall just beyond Claverley. The village that gives its name to the major fault that lets down the Triassic rocks to the west and causes the repetition of strata. Eastwards it's back up the scarp to the Staffordshire coalfield.


Good condition 2011-04-19 14:08 - TP4244 (Kinver Edge)

FB Number: S2291   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked in the NT CP - fewer cars. Followed red trail up to ridge line. Toposcope one way, pillar the other. Fine views despite the haze. More resistant Bunter(Kidderminster)Pebble beds cap the underlying Bunter(mottled)sandstone which is dune bedded and softer - hence the Edge. The Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs were giving it some stick in the warm sunny weather. Lunch was taken in The Cat in Enville where the pub is better than those in Kinver. Enville Ale too.


Good condition 2011-04-19 12:22 - TP6402 (The Maypole)

FB Number: S3948   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Access up the unadopted drive off main road after church and parked. Walked uphill to locked barrier and hopped over - scout hut - no one about. Nipped up steep slope to wire fence which had a hole cut into it - great Escapeesque. Clambered through hole and over wire fence to right. Views one way. returned same way.


Good condition 2011-04-19 12:10 - TP3786 (High Habberley Farm)

FB Number: S3953   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A delightfully easy drive by. It would have been interesting to see the views before the housing estate was built.


Good condition 2011-04-19 11:55 - TP7023 (Wolverley Road Nursery)

FB Number: S3945   Condition: Good   Score: 2/10

This is a poor one. God help people who try for this one in summer. The first thing to negotiate is the ample quantities of dog shit - 20yards in from the road. Head left and in on a path. In summer there's head high willow herb, nettles and brambles. the foundations of a building and channels guide you into the pillar. Shorts are not the things to wear. Fasgadh - it hasn't been developed 11 years on. Not the best area - why are there so many Trig Points around Kidderminster?


Good condition 2011-04-19 11:40 - TP4381 (Lea Castle Gardens)

FB Number: S3783   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Park in drive way opposite the wall and enter the "garden" through the gap in wall. Cut under the wire fence to the right and follow fence to Pillar - 20m. Views one way.


Good condition 2011-04-19 11:33 - TP4380 (Lea Castle Estate)

FB Number: S3782   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Drive by pillar. Busy road and easy to miss the farm drive access for sanctuary. Tater field adjacent. Views one way. Unremarkable.


Good condition 2011-04-19 11:22 - TP1767 (Bunkers Hill)

FB Number: S1889   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in Pub CP and walked up the ROW. Field is planted with Oil Seed Rape this year. Walk around the field margin until a set of wheel tracks take you within 10m. Disturbed a Pheasant on way to pillar. There's a bird scarer which fires THREE times - a whirring sound alerts you to each shot - fingers in ears! Decent views.


Slightly damaged 2011-04-15 14:50 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

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

Ascent via Foxes path as usual. First solo ascent. No crowds. Flush bracket gone. Logged as part of the 100 in a year challenge for Prostate Cancer Charity.


Slightly damaged 2011-04-14 18:19 - TP2711 (Cwmmaria)

FB Number: S8451   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Felt fit to walk up to this one. parked at start of Panorama Walk and up towards Barmouth Slabs. Followed ROW to TV mast then up to the ridge line. Many birds in song. First sight of Wheatears and sounds of Willow Warblers for the current season. Extensive views on this calm evening to the Lleyn Peninsular, Cadair Idris, along Llawlech to Dyffwys and the Mawddach.

Views to the Lleyn Peninsular across a mill pond sea
View along to Diffwys


Good condition 2011-04-14 16:32 - TP3217 (Foel Ispri)

FB Number: S8452   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked at the start of the New Precipice Walk walked up the ROW and up to summit. It's near the fenced off old mine shaft. Use the A frame fence post support to cross the fence. Pillar surrounded by stones. Superb views so follow Rhayader-Wanderer's advice. Can see Cadair's, Dyffwys's and Cwmmaria's trigpoint pillars from here. Great views down Mawddach, to Dolgellau and George III at Penmaenpool. Have been to the area for 34 years and never been up here before. What a discovery!!



Good condition 2011-04-14 16:01 - TP7103 (Ynys Cerig-Duan)

FB Number: S8186   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Park short of the level crossing. Walk up the service road to sewage works, through THREE gates then up the short climb to the pillar. Very impressive location not least for being near the Purple Moose Brewery.


Good condition 2011-04-11 12:15 - TP2982 (East Hill)

FB Number: S4924   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It was difficult to say if there was anything of interest to see as visibility was so limited. However a brief respite saw the delights of Oakhampton below and heard the roar of the bypass. A pity the army can't keep its range roads in better repair or I would have made it up to Yes Tor. It'll have to wait until the summer. Been before and got views to Saunton Down Hotel on the North Coast but wasn't trigpointing then.


Slightly damaged 2011-04-10 15:50 - TP1977 (Carn Naun)

FB Number: S8139   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Followed the ROW down from the B3306 to Treveal and then the improved path down the stream to the little granite clapper footbridge. Short climb up slope to the pillar which has a horizontal crack running all around the four faces. The SW face has the aggregate pebbles weathering proud. A delightful spot and a good route in. You can see the pillar on Trendrine Hill but I didn't fancy another heather and gorse flounder. It'll have to wait for another glorious day.


The crack & weathering effects


Good condition 2011-04-10 14:14 - TP1800 (Burthallan)

FB Number: S7906   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked at Hellesveor camping site and walked down the ROW track. Pillar visible at this time of year so I sympathise with the summer vistors as the bluebells will have been superceded by bracken. Good views over St Ives Bay to the east. A fine day for coast walking.


Good condition 2011-04-10 09:46 - TP7111 (Zennor Cliff)

FB Number: S8143   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

This is my 100th Trig point since starting and what a nightmare to get to. Best not approached in cycle shorts. The heather isn't too bad but the calf high gorse and brambles are. Well worth the flounder for the views on this morning. Stupendous views to the northeast and the sea. Cornwall at its best. Three more today along the cliff and to a high point.


Good condition 2011-04-02 14:33 - TP0725 (Walton Hill)

FB Number: S1533   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Parked in dedicated CP to north. Why I haven't been up here before I'll never know. The views, especially today, are stupendous. The BT Tower at Charwelton, Northants was visible, Charnwood, Birmingham, Barr Beacon, Cannock Chase and north of that. Welsh hills beyond the Clees and Malverns. Cotswolds were clear. The Clent Breccia is responsible for the hill - fewer people too compared with Four Stones. Take your binos when you go!



Good condition 2011-04-02 14:05 - TP1680 (Broom Hill)

FB Number: S3795   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

The best part of this day's bagging is that it aloows for lunch to be taken in Chaddesley Corbett and the Swan Inn (a tied Batham's house). Parked just past farm with "no reps without appt" sign. A track opposite the sign winds up to the pillar which comes into view quickly. If you don't fancy that nip round to the eastern approach and look for a metal barred gate virtually in the hedge, over and along a vague track, entirely hidden from buildings, to a part used quarry, ascend south side and over brow to pillar. Views only to Malverns.


Good condition 2011-04-02 12:23 - TP2015 (Caspidge Farm)

FB Number: S3796   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked in the carpark provided for the fisherman. Bit of a jamboree going on adjacent! Walk up to the top car park and up steps to the L of a buried pipe in the adventure trail. Follow trail up to a stile and over, pillar comes into view as do the hills of Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Clees, Abberley, Malverns, Bredon Hill and Cotswolds. Very grand.

Abberley and Clee Hills in view over the Severn valley


Good condition 2011-04-02 12:23 - TP6755 (Warridge Lodge)

FB Number: S3781   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Asked at house and was met by a lovely lady in riding boots. She agreed that the ROW was the best way to get to the pillar. Parking tricky but didn't block anywhere. Short walk to the west facing slope and the pillar. Fantastic views, now the weather has improved, over Droitwich to Bredon, Malverns and Abberleys. The wide Avon & Severn Valleys stretching before. A wealthy spot I guess.

Fantastic views


Good condition 2011-04-02 11:09 - TP2308 (Cobley Hill Farm)

FB Number: S5503   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in junction triangle. Must be the busiest junction in the country. Hopped over fence to field. The windpump still lies forlorn and rusting. Good views west to Malverns and Abberley Hills.


Good condition 2011-04-02 11:00 - TP3956 (Hob Hill)

FB Number: S2333   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Park opposite Newlands Farm entrance and walk towards the Dominion Racing Stables driveway. Follow ROW to pillar. If you have the cheek you could drive to the mews cottages just beyond where the ROW crosses the drive. Good views to the Lickey Hills. Clouds lifting.

Good views to Lickeys


Good condition 2011-03-26 14:51 - TP3433 (Grange Farm)

FB Number: S2262   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Parked at farm and asked permission. Farmer seemed worried about me until I smiled nicely and explained reason for my visit. They don't sell eggs for once. Excellent views or would be without the low cloud which had lifted enough to see Drakelow Power Station in Burton as seen in Whatsthepoint's photo. Good to be back in Staffordshire.

Great viewpoint


Good condition 2011-03-26 14:22 - TP3836 (Highfields)

FB Number: S2260   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

The drive to here from Lindley has been great through some lovely villages, not least Clifton Campville and Austrey. Churches are superb.Parking at wide bit of track entrance. Mind the ditches tho. Lovely walk up track then bridleway. Mainly Oilseed Rape in the fields this year. Good views spoiled by low cloud but many church spires visible.

No to wind turbines sign nearby - quite!


Good condition 2011-03-26 13:52 - TP5133 (No Mans Heath)

FB Number: S2261   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Easy parking at bottom of the lane. Access up lane and through hole in the hedge that only the Trig point baggers could have made - shame on us. Pull the loose branch out, nip through and admire the view East from Warwickshire over to Staffordshire. Always nice these No Mans Heath locations.


Good condition 2011-03-26 13:26 - TP6669 (Upton)

FB Number: S2380   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in passing place. It is a drive by on RHS out of Upton. Just about to enter rural Leicestershire and pseudo-latin country - parvas and magnas.

Easy Drive by


Good condition 2011-03-26 13:08 - TP4419 (Lindley)

FB Number: S4296   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Turn L off dual carriageway up track. Park on wide bit of track. Good views all round or would be without the low cloud. Cereal crop this year.

Looks like Garth has been - white pillar.


Damaged 2011-03-26 12:50 - TP1326 (Bentley)

FB Number: S2379   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

A trig to visit in Spring without a crop and when it's dry. Parked in farm gate access as the farm is unoccupied at the moment. Surprising views even with mistiness

An unremarkable TP visible from the road


Good condition 2011-03-26 12:37 - TP1327 (Bentley Park Wood)

FB Number: S3050   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

The pub is the key landmark. Along track opposite to occupied house and into field. Man in garden made no comment. It is definitely sinking. Thank goodness this March has been dry. The field would be quagmire. No views particularly with the mist.


Toppled 2011-03-26 11:21 - TP4016 (Hopwas)

FB Number: S2316   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Didn't have to courage to drive right up to the mast building. Walked up from the small building at the start of the bridleway. Went through field short of compound and over the quarry boundary fence. Along edge to Trig. Interesting to see the ground anchors of the mast cables. With more class than ass I reckon you could drive up on a week day.

Cables pulling the TP upright ?


Good condition 2011-03-25 12:54 - TP2447 (Cotes)

FB Number: 2984   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

It's best to ask permission at Cotes House Farm. Once permission is obtained then access the Pillar from the drive entrance point of New Birch House. Hop over the fence and follow the hedge line up hill behind the pool (possible glacial kettle lake of which there are many in the area) keep to the R of hedgelines and arrive at the trig. Very moss encrusted with it's original plug.

Moss covered


Good condition 2011-03-12 14:34 - TP0199 (Charnwood)

FB Number: 2964   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Avoid the car parks - expensive. Lovely walk up. Geologically significant. The bedded volcanic ash is supposedly blown from volcanoes in the Wrekin area in Shropshire and settled in Pre-Cambrian seas, Excellent views on a lovely afternoon in early March.

Trig with colleague & Archie
Trig point and summit rocks


Good condition 2011-02-25 15:15 - TP7306 (Saddleback)

FB Number: NONE   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up from A66. Ascent from Scales farm via good path and into strange Glenderamackin valley - v-shaped - in this region of U shapes. Then to Scales corrie Tarn and up Sharp Edge. Thank goodness I photographed it as I've never seen one of these before. Thanks to Mickandshane for their explanation. There was no one around on the way up, on the summit and only a fell runner on the descent.


Good condition 2011-02-23 16:25 - TP4060 (Hunger Hill)

FB Number: S2253   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up lane from south. Very muddy after recent rains as are the lanes around here in Ridware land. Car looks similar to the Reddleman's cart with the red soil wash of this part of Staffs. Superb views to the south and southeast. Transmission masts at Hopwas and Mere Green visible as was Whittington Church steeple. Cannock Chase to the west and the ever present Rugeley Power Station through the hedgerow.


Slightly damaged 2011-02-23 15:58 - TP1669 (Bromley Park)

FB Number: S2252   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Park in the drive entrance of The Oaks residence. Hop over the stile to the R of the double metal gate, passed the water trough and follow the hedge westwards passed the two large oak trees and the TP is nestling in the holly hedge. It has been whacked again by the hedge trimmers - the spider is exposed and frost damage is occurring. FB faces out. Thanks to all previous TPers for their intel.


The damage.


Good condition 2011-02-23 15:37 - TP6136 (St Stephens Hill)

FB Number: S2052   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Thought I'd better walk along the drive way from the lane to show some purist willing. A lovely view both ways over Blithfield Reservoir, which is at capacity. We in South Staffs Water Authority rarely want for water as most comes from underground as well as from Blithfield. Didin't have time for Bagot's Park. A return visit to the area will have to do.


Destroyed 2011-02-20 13:37 - TP10118 (Yr Eifl )

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

Bagged at the same time as its replacement - The Rivals


Good condition 2011-02-20 13:32 - TP7109 (Ysgubor-Fawr)

FB Number: S8377   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Miss this one if you can. Gull perched on its top left its calling card. Sheep in the field scarpered quickly as I approached. TP perched on a stone plinth and a fence is on the FB side. The last one of the WE trip.


Good condition 2011-02-20 12:27 - TP6421 (The Rivals)

FB Number: S1620   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Never the best climb when it's up a concave slope but very much worth it. I been meaning to ascend Y Eifl for many years. Still need to do the other two. Strange to have the iron work cemented into the plug. Recent cycle training has improved the leg power no end. Great views if not a little hazy in all directions. Classic acidic fine grained intrusion - white patina on rock fragments gives it all away.

...and Lleyn beyond


Good condition 2011-02-20 10:57 - TP5405 (Pen-Ychain)

FB Number: S8324   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A bike would have been good as it doesn't seem possible to drive along the track. Last farm is not occupied. Wettest track in the Principality from Penrhyn to the rocky mound on which the TP is located. Lovely setting on a lovely morning in February.

Quite delightful


Good condition 2011-02-20 10:10 - TP3316 (Garn Pwllheli)

FB Number: S8327   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

First TP of the second day on the Lleyn. Lovely morning. Energetic walk up to the TP on a rocky knoll. Yr Eifl in distance and the ultimate objective of the day.

Chauffeur provides scale


Good condition 2011-02-19 17:48 - TP5039 (Mynydd Tir-Y-Cwmwd)

FB Number: S8379   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

My chauffeur's local TP. His aim point for regular destressing walks from his property in Llanbedrog. Where would I have been without him today - he clocked up over 100 miles getting me round. Toposcope of sorts at the summit of this once island attached to the mainland by coastal and I suspect glacial deposition judging by the cliffs behind the village's beach. Big igneous intrusion. Metal figure is the Tin man.

Last light photo at the end of a long day


Slightly damaged 2011-02-19 16:31 - TP5392 (Penrhyn Mawr)

FB Number: S8184   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Farmer obligingly left his manure spreading trailer in the way and prevented us from paying £2 to access the carpark. Walked the 500m or so to the TP. Sits on a plinth surrounded by a small moat. Good views along the coast having squeaked our way over the whistling sands bay previously. Nearly done for the day.


Good condition 2011-02-19 13:10 - TP5046 (Mynydd Ystum)

FB Number: S8236   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Bit of a nightmare to access. Followed footpath which the landowner doesn't want to admit to as the sign doesn't exist. Through gate, look left for the stile and follow vague path uphill. Over fixed wooden gate and continue uphill to three part barbed wire fence. 50 yds to TP. return journey took in some pretty big and aggressive looking Tup Rams.


Good condition 2011-02-19 12:19 - TP0169 (Rhiw)

FB Number: S1824   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

This one was the ultimate in sloth. My chaffeur was offered the chance to drive up to the TP. Wanting to try out his variable terrain programme and low ratio gearing in his LR Disco he jumped at the chance and took me to within 20 metres. He discovered(sic) that he needs to check in his vehicle to have his variable terrain programme checked as it overheated the drive. Anyway hill fog prevented any views so I envied PC's views from the TP.

Hill fog!


Good condition 2011-02-19 11:40 - TP5033 (Mynydd Penarfynydd)

FB Number: S8183   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

A shame about the periodic frets rolling in and the whiff from passing the sewage treatment works. The Welsh Black heffers were something to occupy the attention during the gentle ascent and descent from the ridge

Wife and chauffeur offer scale to the image


Good condition 2011-02-19 10:36 - TP5009 (Mynydd Cilan)

FB Number: S8376   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A trig point that can almost be driven up to. There is no public right of way through the house's grounds. Good views occasionally across Hell's Mouth.


Good condition 2011-02-19 09:47 - TP5669 (Rhyllech)

FB Number: S8328   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

The first one of many this weekend. Lets start with an easy one I said. My driver dropped me in gate way opposite a fox track down from the field. Doubled back to the fork and just spotted it in the cover of dead vegetation. Hopped over wire and picked my way through brambles and dead bracken. Take care with the slight drop down after crossing the wire. I couldn't see any damage. Cleared some of the ivy off one face. Good job I went in winter!


Good condition 2011-01-29 12:20 - TP6519 (Ton-Fanau)

FB Number: S8458   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Approach from the south! Public bridleway along Tal y Gareg go passed the little wood and farm buidings then strike uphill to the ridgetop. Go through one of two gated gaps in the wall and follow up to the Pillar. Overlooks the quarry and some amazing views southeast over the Tarrens and Plynlimon (Pumlumon Fawr), east up the Dysynni valley to Bird Rock and Cadair Idris and north over Barmouth & Tremadoc Bays to Snowdon and most other peaks. A fantastic day beautiful sunshine in cold crisp conditions. Cycle back to Dolgellau in prospect along the coast to Fairbourne and then inland. Just not perfect visibility

Quarry just below
Bird Rock & Cadair Idris
The Tarrens and beyond in the haze


Good condition 2011-01-15 13:37 - TP0172 (Ystum Gwern)

FB Number: S8381   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Still grim weather down here at the lofty altitude of 6m. The wind wasn't so cold as up at the Harlech TP half an hour ago. Path is muddy and cow patty but nothing as bad as was feared from previous reports. Cycled to this one. There didn't seem to be a problem with access. In answer to MickandShane it isn't the lowest. There are some in Lincolnshire and around the Humber Estuary that are lower. (4m & 5m) in fact the lowest is on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk boundary at -1m. Visited the trig in Oct 2013. Access is easy unless the landowner spots you and states that she doesn't want anymore people wandering over her land. My suggestion is use the PRoW to the south and approach northwards along the double walled track and fence and chance not being seen - see Greatscandini comment Oct 12 2013


Good condition 2011-01-15 13:05 - TP3629 (Harlech)

FB Number: S8378   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Certainly was well camouflaged against the wall in the grim conditions on this visit.


Good condition 2010-12-30 15:55 - TP5811 (Sandwell Park Golf Course)

FB Number: S3148   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

2nd visit to this one and I wasn't playing golf. Last one of 7 for the day. Painted white by Garth! Was he on a mission? To avoid problems of access drive into the Golf Club and seek out the Professional's Shop. Explain what you're doing and they'll allow access. Follow access road back towards entrance and walk onto the course. Beware of flying golf balls. Don't forget to ask for the security barrier code so you can get out. Tip from a golfer!


Good condition 2010-12-30 15:20 - TP1068 (Bartley Farm)

FB Number: S3070   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Behind bars and quite rightly in this area. Bartley Green is definitely dodgy. Didn't check the gate to the allotments so took photo through the fence bars.


Good condition 2010-12-30 15:00 - TP3259 (Frankley Beeches)

FB Number: S2330   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the layby on opposite side of the beech copse. Short walk through the trees to the pillar on the south side. A re-vist on a clear day is a must.

Garth\'s white paint doesn\'t seem to have weathered off this one.


Good condition 2010-12-30 14:15 - TP1249 (Bells Lane)

FB Number: S3131   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I wish people wouldn't judge people in the area - this is south Birmingham and Kings Norton not central Birmingham. They seem to have less respect for bollards judging by the photo. Perhaps the electro-magnetic forces from the overhead electricity cables have rendered everyone respectful.


Good condition 2010-12-30 14:04 - TP3698 (Headley Heath)

FB Number: S2334   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Went to farm as advised. Followed signs to the shop and frightened myself to death by ringing the bell. No answer, no eggs. Followed track round to west side of new buildings and nipped through gate to reach the pillar. Well disguised in the hedge.


Slightly damaged 2010-12-30 13:30 - TP2325 (Cofton Common)

FB Number: S4020   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked in the service road just past the PROW. Soggy path upto the Trig Point. It can be seen in the distance from the metal gate half way to the pillar. Access via the cul-de-sac mentioned by Lathama is prevented now by a locked gate. Very misty so no views - pity.

2nd trig of the day and the longest walk. Original cap in place


Good condition 2010-12-30 12:40 - TP4411 (Lickey Hill)

FB Number: S3147   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

From the SW CP walk up to the castellated folly turn R and keep the woodline on your R and walk slightly downhill eastwards. Should find the pillar easily. No views today due to mist after snows

Looks like Garth Fenton\'s paint\'s come off - thankfully


Good condition 2010-10-31 12:09 - TP6379 (The Edge)

FB Number: S4744   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Almost invisible in the hedge. Had to clear away brambles and nettles. Views only to the south. Best to access via a gap in the hedge to the NE of the Pillar at a slight bend in the road from Stoney Stretton or Edge - it will allow parking too. Access then along field edge to another slight gap, as pillar is on S side of hedge, over a low electric fence. It would be nice to listen to some guitar work from U2 as you tick this one off. Missed Chingwakabungya by six days.

Well camoflagued


Good condition 2010-10-28 10:32 - TP3938 (Hilly Field)

FB Number: S3898   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Not easy to reach. Very steep bank then under top rail of wooden fence. Nipped across field to pillar. Photo of most of my jacket but got the Flush bracket. Some views to the east. Slippy descent back to the car. Algae covered pillar. Will return to the Leek area at Christmas to tick a few more off.


Good condition 2010-10-28 10:19 - TP2936 (Dunwood)

FB Number: S2690   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily spotted lurking in a hedge. There is a double metal gate to use to gain access to the field but it is one of the muddiest points I have seen in ages. Access near water tower is easier over a fence (with barbed wire) and then walk across field. Lost a lens out of my glasses which didn't please me as I walked to this one. Views ok to the north east only.

Moments from the gate!


Good condition 2010-10-27 16:15 - TP6422 (The Roaches)

FB Number: S2598   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Another white one. Superb views, as the sun was going down, all around including the Cheshire Gap. Arrived after visit to Lud's Church. Lovely weathered rocks on the approach. What a pity I missed Chingwakabungya by less than three hours.


Good condition 2010-10-27 11:28 - TP4049 (Hulme)

FB Number: S2689   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Whole thing is white; FB as well. Decent views over Longton and surroundings. Millennium Beacon basket was a surprise. Easy access.

The Pillar & Millennium beacon basket


Good condition 2010-10-27 11:08 - TP4853 (Moddershall)

FB Number: S2010   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Stopped in fork of junction. Handy stile to access the field through hedge. Great views west. Easypeasy this one.

Fine views from an accessible Trig Point


Good condition 2010-10-22 13:53 - TP1957 (Carn Gloose)

FB Number: S8141   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Always a pleasure to log this one. Decided I ought to get out of the car. Beautiful day, views to the Scillies and Longships Lighthouse. Warrens Cornish pastie tasted all the better.

Superb views to north. Scilly Isles visible west.


Good condition 2010-10-22 08:48 - TP3821 (Higher Ennis Farm)

FB Number: S8050   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

In another field to the one it looks in. Pull in off the A30 is fraught with potholes. Good views all round especially to the north coast. Wind turbines actually generating subsidised electricity.

Wind Turbines from TP


Good condition 2010-09-26 12:13 - TP1509 (Blymhill)

FB Number: S1899   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

At the summit of a cheekyly steep hill adjacent to High Hill Farm. Climbed over gate opposite farm, pillar is in hedge to R and over another gate. Lots of moss around the FB. Views only to NE. Last one of the day - long ride home.

Very well camouflaged in the hedge


Damaged 2010-09-26 11:47 - TP6846 (Weston Heath)

FB Number: S1897   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

I must have passed this trig point many times as a young boy on our way to north Wales on family holidays without ever seeing it. The pillar is so clear on the skyline as you approach along to B5314 towards the junction with the A41. Left bike on verge and nipped over fence to pillar. Field newly planted with germinated cereal shoots showing. Took care to retrace my steps over approach prints. Views good south.

Red paint is still visible. The angle is rakish!©sven


Good condition 2010-09-26 11:21 - TP3796 (High Onn)

FB Number: S1962   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Field occupied by sheep. Easy trek over field after leap over fence. Ground at base of pillar is quite eroded so it now sits in a hollow.

Good views to the Wrekin and to Cannock Chase©sven


Good condition 2010-09-05 12:22 - TP4486 (Llanymynech Golf Links)

FB Number: S4720   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Annual visit - views spoiled by low cloud and SE airstream. Great round of golf this year in the Texas Scramble.

A bit windswept this year but a great day\'s golf ©sven


Good condition 2010-08-29 17:14 - TP5243 (Orton Hill)

FB Number: S1840   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Absolutely superb views from here to malverns, Abberley Hills, Titterstone and Brown Clee Hills and the Wrekin. Views east & south are limited by the Sedgeley Ridge.


Good condition 2010-08-27 21:43 - TP3630 (Harleys Knob)

FB Number: S7903   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Park in recess along road - all gates open. Nip through gorse hedge, up slope and over two(!) electric fences - not on - the electricity. On summit along fence line. Good view south to Hergest Ridge. Plenty of fresh cow pats.


Good condition 2010-08-27 21:18 - TP4292 (Knolls)

FB Number: S5208   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

The mapped detail of the forest plantation boundary doesn't really match the ground. Parked beyond the gliding club - too windy for flights today. walked along path at 10 o'clock towards gate, R along fenceline to next gate, through gate and Trig at 10 o' clock to fence near Tumuli mounds.


Slightly damaged 2010-08-26 15:41 - TP1664 (Brocton Field)

FB Number: 11490   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

...27 minute walk across Sherbrook Valley to Brocton Field and the glacial erratic boulder from The Butts. Last of six trigs for the day and a good day it has been. Stopped raining as I arrived at first and started to rain again as I arrived back at the car. I thought I'd better walk to at least one trig point during the circuit. AEH39 you have some catching up to do!!! Pity about the wilful damage to the info plates on the boulder - chavs!


Slightly damaged 2010-08-26 15:14 - TP6360 (The Butts)

FB Number: 2990   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked in car park near ACF Adventure Centre and walked to this one. Pick your track carefully to avoid steep climbs back up. Commanding site as stands on distince plinth. View over the Sherbrook Valley which is the next point of call on the way over to...


Slightly damaged 2010-08-26 14:38 - TP0191 (Regents Wood)

FB Number: S2259   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Pretty uninteresting. Adjacent to carpark no views as the trees have grown to block them since the pillar was located. Usual damage for a publically accessed trig.


Good condition 2010-08-26 14:17 - TP2347 (Coley)

FB Number: S2065   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

As advised by previous logs I asked for permission at farm - granted with a smile. No hens in enclosure. The dozen eggs bought were magnificent. Remember to go into Little Hayward to access the road up to the farm.


Good condition 2010-08-26 13:46 - TP2364 (Colton Manor Farm)

FB Number: 2972   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Rain has stopped. Views limited but potentially good. Never been to this area in my life despite living in the region for 50 years. Parked near farm and walked back towards Colton. Used PF just past house (Creg Na Bar) or the Fuchsias. Over 2 stiles and along field boundary - trig visible on L. 100m along boundary, over fence which looks as if many triggers have crossed it before as it does not stand up. Pillar surrounded by Dock flower stems.


Good condition 2010-08-26 13:13 - TP3936 (Hilltop)

FB Number: S2255   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

1st of six for the day. Parked at church. Access local.live using the link above and zoom in so that 1:25000 map is shown. It will show the paths and fences that should be followed - Staffordshire Way is part of the route. Go to the gate in the N boundary wall of the churchyard, Turn R and follow wall, then R diagonally across field to gate in hedge. Use the gates and stiles. More cows and fresh pats!


Good condition 2010-08-25 13:40 - TP3844 (Hill Barn)

FB Number: S7899   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove up to the farm on an excellent tarmaced road - not what the OS map suggests. parked at farm and asked for permission to view Trig - granted with a wry smile. The residences around are very well appointed. Through wooden 5-bar gate and across enclosure. A bonus trig this one in my challenge - noted because I couldn't find an abandoned meander I have looked for on the R.Lugg for years. The lichens are indeed superb!


Good condition 2010-08-25 11:11 - TP3742 (Hergest Ridge)

FB Number: S8181   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Drove up dead end road from Kington and parked shy of the gate onto Hergest Common. Nobody else on the Ridge - Offas Dykers not on the road yet. Steady walk up - trig beyond the Monkey Puzzle trees & slightly L. A few ponies around but nothing to worry about. Met some Dutch OD walkers on way down who asked about the wind on the top - none - they'd caught the bus from Knighton to Kington. Not purists. No one listening to Mike Oldfield on their iPods either.


Good condition 2010-08-24 15:11 - TP6185 (Stiperstones)

FB Number: S1523   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Had to hang on for this one. Very windy with shower of rain approaching. Last one of four for the day. Missed you by 22 days this time Chingwakabungya.


Slightly damaged 2010-08-24 13:30 - TP4524 (Long Mount)

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

Very windy. Views becoming limited. Toposcope nearby in good condition - clearly vandals can't make it up here. Always a pleasure to be on the Long Mynd.


Good condition 2010-08-24 10:59 - TP2704 (Cwm Head Farm)

FB Number: S5430   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Good views in fine weather. Through gate and R past cell phone mast. Passing place to park in for the 5 mins it takes to log details.


Good condition 2010-08-11 14:56 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)

FB Number: 10684   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Usual lack of view not least for the numbers of flip-flopped visitors to the summit. 2nd ascent in 12 months - a lot warmer this time - but still cold and drizzly on an otherwise warm sunny day elsewhere. Going well descent via Rhyd Ddu path. Year's challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer Charity is going well with three good high trigs in two days.


Damaged 2010-08-11 14:29 - TP3319 (Garnedd Ugain)

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

Flush bracket removed and filled in. Pillar in poor condtion. Misty view - when all around Snowdon is sunny.

Mate\'s elbow for scale and interest


Slightly damaged 2010-08-10 16:33 - TP1988 (Carnedd Moel Siabod)

FB Number: S7317   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

2nd visit to the summit - 1st was in 1974. Ascent via the south side and the Daear Ddu ridge. Excellent scramble training for next day's ascent/traverse of Crib Goch. Good views all around. You missed me Chingwakabungya by 12 days. We'll meet one day.

Great views all round. Unusual for it\'s construction directly onto the bed roc


Good condition 2010-07-23 13:39 - TP6781 (Weavers Down)

FB Number: S1677   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Another visit during Annual Camp. ...and I cycled up to it rather than drove AEH39! I may have been within 5metres for my two nights.

Always a nice view south


Good condition 2010-06-07 15:45 - TP7021 (Wolgarston)

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

Gap in hedge is via an elderflower shrub if you are prepared to squirm down from the path and climb over a barbedwire fence. Condition and unusual nature good. Not marked on current 1:50000 OS sheet but is on the OS 1:50000 MemoryMap software map.

Unusual in every way


Good condition 2010-06-07 15:11 - TP5817 (Saredon Hill)

FB Number: S1837   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

An exceptional viewpoint from such a non-prominant hill. Titterstone Clee Hill in Shropshire and the Wrekin were clearly visible. Is surrounded by wheat at the moment - third tractor track from the pylon will access it. Park on the concrete apron of a minor access road adjacent to the pylon - just short of the motorway bridge. Pass through a gap in the metal gate post and fence,turn L under the pylon and on for 50m towards the mobile phone mast. Turn R uphill - 100m

Wheat and all


Good condition 2010-06-05 17:41 - TP4102 (Ingleborough)

FB Number: S5619   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Final trig point of the walk. Best climb of the three on the tour. Continuation of the procession of people around the route.

Last of Three


Slightly damaged 2010-06-05 13:56 - TP0702 (Little Whernside)

FB Number: 2982   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

The best part of this wretched hill is the view in all directions. The ascent up and the descent off is desperate. Two done one and the best to go.


Good condition 2010-06-05 08:59 - TP5414 (Pen-Y-Ghent)

FB Number: S5776   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

The first in the series of three on the Three Peaks Walk. Walked with members of Aldridge Running Club and part of my personal challenge of ticking off as many trig points as I can in a year in aid of Prostate Cancer Research. Absolute procession of people to summit and around the route. Weather warm & sunny with some welcome high cloud.


Good condition 2010-05-22 11:18 - TP4992 (Mwmffri)

FB Number: S6299   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

An exceptional day. Bright sunshine and great views of the surroundings. Llandovery just in view nestling in its valley junction site. I shall be ticking off a few more round here on a return visit

Number 1 TP in the \"100 in a Year Challenge for Prostate Cancer\"


Slightly damaged 2010-04-04 13:20 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

FB Number: S1603   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

On Diffwys yesterday it was bearable. Today despite Daffodils and sunshine in the valleys it was still Arctic at the summit. Lunch with the Four Mustgetbeers in a Kisu outside the shelter. Passed on type of conditions at the summit to poorly clad walkers on our way down to avoid the summit. Someone in the tourist office needs to pass on advice to such walkers as they provide them with the written description of the ascent.

Seriously Arctic conditions at the summit!


Good condition 2010-04-03 13:29 - TP2788 (Diphwys)

FB Number: S8456   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Snow about at this ascent. Cold but bearable for early April. Certain members of the party were for giving up on the way up. Fools

Summit party


Slightly damaged 2009-09-07 14:45 - TP4423 (Ling Park)

FB Number: S5311   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

The penalty for being so close to a car park. Vandals!!!


Good condition 2009-09-07 11:45 - TP4486 (Llanymynech Golf Links)

FB Number: S4720   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Another great visit for views. Golf round wasn't so good this year.


Slightly damaged 2009-08-30 14:30 - TP1744 (Buckden Pike)

FB Number: S5520   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Another superb day in a Bank Holiday weekend. Orographic drizzle and cloud. Walk up was good


Good condition 2009-08-29 16:40 - TP0704 (Rombalds Moor)

FB Number: 2959   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10


Good condition 2009-08-29 14:30 - TP1115 (Beamsley Beacon)

FB Number: S5299   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Visit marred by torrential shower of rain in an otherwise beautiful afternoon.


Slightly damaged 2009-08-19 13:15 - TP3803 (High Raise)

FB Number: S5989   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Possibly the worst day to log this visit. Driving rain and a plod up from a bottom clenching ascent of Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake. I'm sure the view is magnificent - Wainwright says so.


Slightly damaged 2008-12-22 12:30 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

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

Not the best day for an ascent this year. Low cloud and persistent drizzle on a SW wind. Only two people on the summit at the time. The Flush Bracket has gone

A misty view


Good condition 2008-11-03 22:47 - TP0009 (Bartinney)

FB Number: S1706   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

Slightly windy, and wet under foot. Views all around despite threatening cloud. Whole of the West Penwith erosion platform was visible and out to the Longships Lighthouse despite fading light.


Good condition 2008-10-30 10:04 - TP7200 (Sancreed)

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

As previously seen - neatly kept in someone's front garden


Good condition 2008-10-24 15:38 - TP1580 (Brampton Abbotts)

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

Having experienced pillars in hedges in Cornwall I was sceptical about this one. Follow the path to the S of the Church, parallel to the hedge and fence alongside the horses' field. Turn R through slight gap in hedge and follow the hedge on W side of horse field. 50m and the white pillar appears. Flush bracket on horses' side


Good condition 2008-09-23 12:49 - TP4486 (Llanymynech Golf Links)

FB Number: S4720   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Annual visit during the Texas Scramble competition. Just missed the pillar with my teeshot from the 11th tee!


Damaged 2008-08-23 12:10 - TP3319 (Garnedd Ugain)

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

Flush bracket has been removed and cemented over. Windy even for August. Crowds aplenty.


Good condition 2008-08-15 12:30 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)

FB Number: 10684   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10


Good condition 2008-05-29 15:30 - TP2798 (Dodman)

FB Number: S1748   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

The Stone Cross is forewarning of the second coming of Christ and a welcome for him. Most fishermen use the Cross as a reference when at sea. The Trig pillar is easily walked past as you tend to be looking at the small building - well I was. Walk back along the coast path was rewarded by the sight of a basking shark in the bay below. Mesolithic fans will be rewarded by the fort, field system and Bulwark. Join the NT and save on £2 car park fee. Dodman Point is not the most accessible headland in the country. The roads are narrow and tortuous to get there.

Easily walked past
An incredibly untarnished and unworn flush bracket


Good condition 2008-05-28 17:30 - TP3829 (Higher Trolvis Quarry)

FB Number: S7608   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

The end of a good afternoon's work. The view from this Trig is worth the walk up and is rewarding. It would be interesting to work out how to get out of the flooded quarry nearby if you fell in. The sides are sheer. Good bird spotting site too.

Good views down to coast and reservoir


Good condition 2008-05-28 17:05 - TP3407 (Goonhilly Down)

FB Number: S1732   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Another nightmare. Dummy one on the Earth Station side of the fence. No charge for entry at Earth Station as they were closing. Good job the bracken hadn't fully grown. It's in the nature reserve all right.


Slightly damaged 2008-05-28 16:50 - TP5739 (Roskruge Beacon)

FB Number: S7688   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Confidence in the OS restored. You can't miss this one. Wife driving, detailed navigation along some of the narrowest Cornish lanes I can remember. Excellent views down to the coast.

Can\'t miss this fella
Bit of a climb but no problem


Good condition 2008-05-28 16:30 - TP6289 (Sworne Farm)

FB Number: S7870   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Another flippin' murderous trig to find. It's time the OS mapped them accurately. Thank goodness for the advice that it was in another field. Couldn't be bothered to photo the damned thing. Crap views too.


Slightly damaged 2008-03-22 13:15 - TP5653 (Rhobell Fawr)

FB Number: 11940   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Have waited 30 years to ascend this one. Well worth the wait too. Can see all the other peaks that have been ascended in that time when Rhobell Fawr has been able to be picked out. Great ascent from the west following the stone wall from the track.


Slightly damaged 2008-02-27 11:08 - TP1049 (Barr Beacon Resr)

FB Number: S2314   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

An early bag in the 2008 challenge


©sven
©sven


Good condition 2008-01-03 13:30 - TP6185 (Stiperstones)

FB Number: S1523   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Nearly blown off the high point on this day.

A challenging scramble


Good condition 2007-11-25 12:35 - TP4854 (Moel Bentyrch)

FB Number: 10347   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Despite closeness to the road parking can be tricky. Ascent is not for the faint hearted from the south aspect. Geologists will revel in the nature of the rocks - shelf sediments tending to deeper water from the Lower P Palaeozoic times and also the dip/strike relationships. I think that Sagina nivalis (2000) needs to examine the rocks again - they are sedimentary not igneous. An excellent location!


Good condition 2007-06-04 11:25 - TP6781 (Weavers Down)

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

Surprise whilst out on a recce. Unexpected but photographed and logged!

The Pillar
On manoeuvres


Destroyed 2007-05-31 17:35 - TP4170 (Kergilliack Resr)

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

Utility Works built on location. Marked on my 1984 1:50000 map.


Unreachable but visible 2007-05-31 11:30 - TP5738 (Rosemullion)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Unreachable but visible   Score: 7/10

Virtually impossible to find at this time of year. Finally found in Cornish hedge line. I agree it is a nightmare to locate


Good condition 2007-05-30 12:45 - TP1957 (Carn Gloose)

FB Number: S8141   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Lunch stop. Pastie and fantastic views

A grand day out


Destroyed 2007-05-30 10:01 - TP4173 (Kerris Resr)

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

Long gone but I had to visit the location as my older daughter is named after the hamlet of Kerris. It's a shame that SW Water didn't relocate the pillar outside the compound.


Damaged 2007-04-08 13:00 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

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

LOvely warm & sunny day for April. Foxes Path up, Minffordd Path Down

Warmer than the last visit
The Four Mustgetbeers & Archie


Slightly damaged 2007-04-07 13:10 - TP5647 (Rhinog Fawr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

First logged visit although have visited the top many times. Good views. Ascent from Bwlch Drws Ardudwy. Found the wretched path up and down at last after missing it on the last three visits


A happy band of lads


Good condition 2006-04-15 12:46 - TP2788 (Diphwys)

FB Number: S8456   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A beautiful day for April. 12 years ago I arrived in a howling blizzard in the same month.

Flush Bracket S8456 ©sven
Sven on Dyffwys ©sven


Good condition 2006-01-03 12:08 - TP4486 (Llanymynech Golf Links)

FB Number: S4720   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

An excellent round of golf too!

Sven pausing during an excellent round of golf ©sven


Slightly damaged 2005-12-03 13:05 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

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

A cold day. Cloud no views. Freezing rain to drive into the shelter

Summit Party Cloud & frozen rain couldn't dampen enthusiasm in this party
A cheerful group Not the warmest of days
One of the warmest visits Incredibly mild for midnight in April the full moon over the right shoulder.


Slightly damaged 2005-10-27 12:45 - TP2711 (Cwmmaria)

FB Number: S8451   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

A beautiful day in October. Completion of Rhinog Ridge walk from 2004. Cadair Idris had a table cloth. Deep blue sea to the west and north

Beautiful view across the Mawddach to Cadair Idris A quiet location


Slightly damaged 2005-03-28 14:24 - TP2788 (Diphwys)

FB Number: S8456   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 6/10

Tired but happy after a tough ascent. Good views

Tired summit group Good views all around despite haze©sven


Slightly damaged 2004-12-04 14:00 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

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

Cloudy! Occasional clearance to look down at Llyn Cau


Good condition 2004-07-05 19:49 - TP5811 (Sandwell Park Golf Course)

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


Slightly damaged 2003-05-24 00:05 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

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

Unbelievably warm for this altitude and time of day/night in April. Moonlit ascent with a strong SW breeze


Slightly damaged 2003-04-07 14:10 - TP2788 (Diphwys)

FB Number: S8456   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Warm day after tough ascent. Good views

Happy at the summit Good views all around. Slight heat haze.©sven


Remains 2001-05-26 14:54 - TP1986 (Carnedd Dafydd)

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

A tragic end to a pillar on a desolate summit. One more 3000 to go on the day.


Good condition 2001-05-26 11:06 - TP3212 (Foel Fras)

FB Number: S7491   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Boiling cloud with occasional clearances. Always a long way to bag this one whichever way you approach. Just the other 4 Carneddau 3000s to go today after the revise to Foel Grach.


Good condition 1986-05-26 14:30 - TP1289 (Ben Nevis)

FB Number: S1595   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Just at snow level. Cold and misty


Damaged 1986-05-23 15:31 - TP5884 (Sgor Nam Fiannaidh)

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

The day it didn't rain - it hailed instead. Misty with occasional views of the valley floor of Glen Coe. A challenging walk across but survived.


Good condition 1979-08-29 10:30 - TP3980 (Holme Moss)

FB Number: 2958   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Reterospective log whilst on Pennine Way. Fears allayed on that day. A morasse of peat, the only dry firm footing said the books. Not a bit of it. Good walk up from Crowden in pleasant sunshine over bouncy peat. No paved path then.


Good condition 1979-08-13 15:00 - TP6988 (Windy Gyle)

FB Number: S7999   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Fantastic weather and views up to the Schill & The Cheviot. Considering the weather in the morning this is glorious and a fittingly final day for the the Pennine Way


Good condition 1979-08-13 12:30 - TP4326 (Lamb Hill)

FB Number: S7989   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

|reterolog from the Pennine Way. After unbelievable rain the cold front passeth and brings its ridge of high pressure so that rain gives way to sunny periods. Finished the day sunburnt and been nearly drowned at the start. We may be on the watershed and a ridge but it's quite boggy.


Good condition 1979-08-11 13:00 - TP7000 (Winshields)

FB Number: S6489   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Reterolog from the Pennine Way. Reasonable views on a sultry day. Too many ups and downs for my liking on the wall. The forest and flies beckon.


Good condition 1979-08-10 13:00 - TP3303 (Gapshields)

FB Number: S6267   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bagged on passage along the Pennine Way


Slightly damaged 1979-08-09 11:30 - TP0695 (Cross Fell)

FB Number: 2979   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Reterolog from the Pennine Way. Fairly grim day. Improving though with occasional glimpses of the Lake District, the fells to the south and the way to the east. Last of the bogginess and high watershed peaks for a while as the South Tyne valley beckons.


Good condition 1979-08-05 12:30 - TP3468 (Great Shunner Fell)

FB Number: S7747   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Reterolog from the Pennine Way. Steady walk up from Hawes after visting Hardraw Force. Followed a group of girls who insisted on singing Guide songs all the way up. Lunch in thin cloud on the top. Back to peat for a while. Descent off on the Way not too bad


Good condition 1979-08-01 10:30 - TP3054 (Elslack Moor)

FB Number: S4451   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Cloudy day. Walking alone now until meeting up with my companion at Malham. Warm and getting warmer as I descend finall off the moors and into the valleys. Change of rock type soon - off the grit and shales and into the limestone - bye bye peat bogs hello springy grass. Cup of tea in Gargrave at the cafe whose owner I met at Top Withins yesterday.


Good condition 1979-07-30 16:30 - TP7378 (Stoodley Pike Monument)

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

Clear approach to the pike after a weary day. Descent to Todmorden via the paved path painfull for my companion. She gave up for two days for treatment of her heel blisters and toes. rejoined at Malham.


Slightly damaged 1979-07-30 14:30 - TP1459 (Blackstone Edge)

FB Number: S4502   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Reterolog from the Pennine Way. Still a showery day with some fine weather. Companion beginning to get serious blisters on her heels. Might just make it to Stoodley Pike. Fourth Trig of the day.


Damaged 1979-07-30 13:30 - TP4930 (Moss Moor)

FB Number: S4487   Condition: Damaged   Score: 4/10

Reterolog from the Pennine Way. My companion's birthday and the weather could have been finer. However it's not pouring down all the time. Third trig of the day.


Damaged 1979-07-30 13:00 - TP6152 (Standedge)

FB Number: S4402   Condition: Damaged   Score: 6/10

Reterolog from the Pennine Way. A showery day with a misty and clear periods. This was a misty period. Slight damage to the pillar.


Slightly damaged 1974-04-15 12:00 - TP5842 (Schichallion)

FB Number: S9399   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Visited with 4 other geology students when were on a field mapping course on the north side. Hopelessly ill-equipped and certainly not dressed adequately. Nor did we inform anyone of our ascent. Weather calm and beautifully sunny for Easter. The pillar was intact and surrounded by the remains of the winter's snows, as Tony Kaye decided to engrave his nickname - Trilo - into the upper stones. It is a shock to note that has been removed - 1983 - as it seemed ok in 1974. I will add a photo when I've located it from an old photo album. Fabulous views all around if I remember correctly. We all descended safely and continued mapping. Danger? What danger?

four fools on the summit
TK engraving name




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