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TP1022 - Bardon Hill
 
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Flush Bracket :
2962
OSGB36 Station :
PP58
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1022
County :
Leicestershire
Nearest town :
COALVILLE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Bardon HillPP58PP058445992.42313193.66279.4221PILLAR01/06/1936101/06/1963N0

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There are 91 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2077th with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.40/10 (from 142 logged visits)
Was First logged: 3rd Mar 1988
Was Last logged: 1st Jun 2019

Of the 142 logged visits,
33 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 213m
The average error was 20m
3 were exact

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©WuzzerL

By StevePRC320

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 1st Jun 2019  13:05  by robinhood

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

1 of 3 Dropped son off in Loughbro' to pick up his motorbike. Couldn't get to this trig last week from the S, ran out of time following a long dull FP diversion. Today approached from the N through a housing estate along a pleasant walk through woodland up to top of this volcanic rock hill to be rewarded with great views W/S/SW. The quarry below was impressive. On to Markfield.


Good condition 8th Apr 2019  12:04  by WuzzerL

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lonely! but great walk to this one didn't see anyone at all!! Parked as others and took path straight to it. Sun burning through mist now.

©WuzzerL


Good condition 17th Mar 2019  17:25  by StevePRC320

Gridref: SK 45988 13196   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

excellent views




Good condition 17th Mar 2019  17:23  by StevePRC320

Gridref: SK 45991 13193   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 6th Mar 2019  20:57  by StevePRC320

Gridref: SK 45993 13197   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 26th Nov 2018  10:55  by PeteBoggs

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

As others - from Vercor Close via Ivanhoe Way

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 16th Nov 2018  09:30  by jedthehumanoid

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

Very misty day primarily visiting County Top - fortunate that a man with a dog pointed me in the right direction


Good condition 15th Nov 2018  13:25  by Alancache

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

Nice views from by the pillar

The Pillar and View


Good condition 28th Oct 2018  12:50  by ger

Gridref: SK 45993 13200   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approach from housing estate to N, initially along The Ivanhoe Way. Pillar a bit shabby (flaking paint/graffiti/one corner of top screed gone). Good views N to S through W. Quarry impressive!


Good condition 13th Aug 2018  13:30  by Andy West

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


Good condition 16th Jun 2018  11:49  by Earby Rambler

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

Visited with P61 & Brunshaw.

Approach
Trig
Panoramic
Info board


Good condition 16th Jun 2018  11:49  by painterman61

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked in from the north on good paths fine views trig on large plinth county top and marilyn.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
Sat on top ©painterman61


Not Logged 22nd May 2018  08:55  by roger@rhrhg.co.uk

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


Not Logged 21st May 2018  15:04  by Margaret the trig

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


Good condition 27th Apr 2018  12:59  by Bridgeman

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

A spectacular view despite a wet day. View into Bardon Hill Qaurry is quite a sight. Walking from Markfield via Thornton and Whitwick to Coalville. Had hoped to use the Ivanhoe Way from the southeast but this area is now a new vast quarry and all paths are closed which meant a walk alongside the A50 via Brook Farm.

Bardon Hill Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Bardon Hill Quarry from the summit of Bardon Hill ©Bridgeman


Good condition 26th Mar 2018  11:07  by amblerbob

Gridref: SK 45993 13198   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Agar Nook on a lovely sunny morning. Good viewpoint for seeing quarry workings.


Good condition 6th Jan 2018  11:30  by M0TZX Ham

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Muddy walk up to this trig. Great views all around.

©M0TZX Ham


Good condition 18th Dec 2017  15:40  by Particle

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

Foggy so couldnt see a thing. Looked at top of hill first before realising it was by the masts.


Good condition 3rd Dec 2017  14:13  by Ken Adams

Gridref: SK 45993 13201   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 28th Aug 2017  19:30  by sven

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 3rd Jul 2017  13:14  by Moacky

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Up to claim the historic county top.


Good condition 31st May 2017  15:30  by simplysup

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I parked on Vercor Close to follow the footpath up through the woods and then out towards the telephone masts, before a rocky path in to the trigpoint. Excellent views as expected from the highest point in Leics.

Trig
Quarry view


Good condition 11th May 2017  13:20  by g4wsb

Gridref: SK 45993 13197   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 5th May 2017  11:05  by Ey Up Me Duck

Gridref: SK 45992 13194   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 22nd Feb 2017  15:20  by simondavis2012

Gridref: SK 45993 13195   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fab views!


Good condition 22nd Feb 2017  15:19  by simondavis2012

Gridref: SK 45921 13208   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fab views!


Good condition 14th Jan 2017  12:45  by dal

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Top in mist, so could almost forget about the quarry. Also a sprinkling of snow. Pleasant spot.


Good condition 29th Oct 2016  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 45992 13200   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

parked at SK 45771 14144 then followed path up to pillar easy to find


Good condition 31st Aug 2016  12:00  by Chingwakabungya

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

Walked up from the NW, a little housing estate with lots of street parking. Good footpaths to the top, nice views. Also bagged hill and cache


Good condition 2nd Aug 2016  14:53  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SK 46001 13197   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parking at the houses to the north, then easy walk along well made path then over past large mast to the pillar, good condition and located on large plinth near edge of very big hole! great views from here today while having lunch at the pillar.

Pillar & FB


Not Logged 6th Jul 2016  10:09  by Ted Rodgers

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


Good condition 11th Jun 2016  13:15  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Highpoint of a leisurely walk from Markfield village to YHA National Forest. Bit of rain on its way, but it wasn't too bad once I was down amongst the trees.


Good condition 2nd Jun 2016  08:57  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A nice spot- don't be put off by the massive quarry, the rest of the hill is interesting.


Slightly damaged 2nd May 2016  16:35  by bwm

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 23rd Apr 2016  14:39  by RandomPrecision

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great views from County Top.


Good condition 29th Dec 2015  00:00  by hal-an-tow

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

I parked on Bardon Close off the A511 for a very pleasant wander up to here ( with some geocaches found en route ) A rocky, exposed and windy site, with a telecomms mast to one side of the trig and a huge quarry to the other. I like quarries, rocks and uphill walks so very much enjoyed this location while I had my back to the mast ! The pillar is in reasonable condition atop its exposed concrete plinth, but I noticed that the FB plate number has no preceeding 'S' .

Top of pillar ©hal-an-tow
Approaching the pillar ©hal-an-tow
FB, no 's' ©hal-an-tow
Pillar ©hal-an-tow
Some day my plinth will come... ©hal-an-tow
The quarry seen from the trig plinth ©hal-an-tow


Good condition 28th Sep 2015  00:00  by ad-lib

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 3rd Sep 2015  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I like this hill. It's a Marilyn, a Hump, a Tump & a County Top. The views are great & the quarry spectacular. Gets an 8 from me.


Good condition 16th Aug 2015  11:05  by Pritch227

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

as others parked on vercor close,easy walk from there,views outstanding,last pillar with the boys from work,have i converted them?probably not but they enjoyed themselves!!

©Pritch227
©Pritch227


Good condition 16th Aug 2015  10:58  by petevenkman

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


Not Logged 5th Aug 2015  11:03  by G4CFS

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


Not Logged 22nd Jun 2015  13:00  by G4CFS

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


Slightly damaged 6th Jun 2015  15:37  by GeoSandJCLeo

Gridref: SK 45994 13198   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

beautiful views from up here and very windy today. wow you can see so far.

©GeoSandJCLeo
©GeoSandJCLeo


Good condition 2nd Jun 2015  15:47  by mntainman

Gridref: SK 45992 13195   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th May 2015  18:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SK 45800 13100   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Let there be light


Good condition 24th Apr 2015  14:46  by stignest

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

a nice stroll on a pleasant day. the quarry really is an incredible sight. trig in no danger though.


Good condition 7th Jan 2015  11:44  by jonglew

Gridref: SK 45995 13199   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking on Vercor Close to north of trig. Short walk to top of hill. Trig on substantial plinth on natural rocky outcrop overlooking quarry. Pillar in a generally poor condition with flaking white paint; some top screed missing, threatening to expose a spider arm; flush bracket looking a little beaten up. Cap missing, asphalt plug; front sight hole only open. One of 2 FB's seen today with no 'S'. Extensive views N, S & W; E obscured by hill top trees.

Pillar TP1022©jonglew
Spider TP1022©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1022©jonglew


Good condition 18th Nov 2014  19:15  by saga louts

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views over quarry


Good condition 13th Nov 2014  20:33  by Stars2108

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


Good condition 13th Nov 2014  11:00  by Collie Wobbles

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic views from the highest point in Leicestershire at this Trigpoint.


Not Logged 14th Oct 2014  11:57  by GrowlerOutdoor

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


Good condition 12th Oct 2014  10:29  by seanmac

Gridref: SK 45990 13199   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The views are excellent, I really liked this trig.

The Trig me
Trusty eTrex


Good condition 23rd Jul 2014  11:45  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SK 45992 13200   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 7th Jun 2014  15:30  by Tomaszewski

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from Vercor Close , nice walk in good weather . Impressive views .


Good condition 21st Apr 2014  13:39  by Loz&Bib

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


Good condition 2nd Apr 2014  10:46  by Crazygirafe

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


Good condition 28th Mar 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 45996 13195   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 30th Nov 2013  12:46  by tomytucker

Gridref: SK 45900 13100   FB Number: S2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

no 4 today parked on road by agar nook lane at abbots oak ;walked along the jvonhoe way up to the trig point; nice and crisp and sunny; very good views into the qurry and serrounding cuntryside


Good condition 30th Nov 2013  12:46  by rams

Gridref: SK 45900 13100   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bardon Hill
Bardon Hill


Good condition 24th Nov 2013  12:00  by Come on boots, lets go

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

Fascinating location. Great view of the quarry.


Good condition 22nd Jun 2013  16:47  by carrie_and_chloe

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

beautifully strange place found with Chloe whilst caching


Good condition 9th Jun 2013  12:06  by Cheating.Life

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

Retrospective log. Found while caching.


Good condition 15th May 2013  17:51  by runblue

Gridref: SK 45994 13196   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©runblue


Good condition 25th Apr 2013  17:03  by RichardL

Gridref: SK 45995 13198   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

People complain about the adjacent huge hole. There's been a quarry here for 100+ years, and we all want to drive on metalled roads and live in built houses (rather than caves). This and the other neighbouring quarries are the last really good quality hardstone aggregates as you head south on the eastern side of the country - there's a huge demand for it. What should we do instead - blow entire Scottish islands to bits, and ship them round the coast? Lecture over!


Good condition 5th Nov 2012  13:30  by Dusty

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 5th Oct 2012  11:00  by Bramley

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

Ivanhoe way from Vercor Close


Not Logged 9th Sep 2012  20:10  by knobbly stiles

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


Not Logged 27th Aug 2012  14:00  by Oakwarden

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

Slighty defaced with marker pen


Good condition 25th Jul 2012  11:18  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 45996 13199   FB Number: 2962   Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on Greenhill Road then walked up through woods on Ivanhoe Way


Good condition 15th Jul 2012  12:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 45992 13194   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Large quarry Nice walk up woods


Good condition 21st Apr 2012  09:38  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A two-faced top.


Good condition 5th Apr 2012  17:35  by CJO

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

a pleasant summit a woodland, ignoring the huge hole and telecom tower


Good condition 24th Dec 2011  11:00  by Oakwarden

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

Visited as part of a walk on Christmas eve. Great views


Good condition 21st May 2011  15:15  by pjr

Gridref: SK 45992 13195   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked from High Cademan mainly on Ivanoe Way.Pillar sitting on concrete block,views for miles on this wonderful day.Graffiti on pillar Nickie and Keeley are good friends//Joined by three students had good chat ,off to get bus to A B Del AZouch.


Good condition 12th Apr 2011  10:57  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 45993 13195   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at Billa Barra car park then over Billa Barra hill and along the Ivanhoe Way up to Bardon Hill. Continued onto Beacon Hill and then back via Markfield. Walked away from Bardon Hill along the private drive to Bardon Hall, the headquarters of the aggregate company, heading towards Copt Oak, security cameras at the entrance but no problems. Three trigpoints and 13 miles on a lovely day.

Bardon Hill


Good condition 18th Nov 2010  15:00  by madaddo

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited after finding GCJJ89.


Good condition 9th Oct 2010  17:25  by bluebeard

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 5th Sep 2010  07:14  by g4wsb

Gridref: SK 45990 13198   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 29th Jun 2010  08:52  by micks trigs

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

nice view if you don't look down at the quarry ©micks trigs


Good condition 25th Apr 2010  12:00  by DanTrig

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

Nice hill for Leicestershire, much better than Northamptonshire county top we did earlier this year. Good views from top. Drove to bag trig on Rutlands county top after.


Good condition 4th Apr 2010  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 27th Mar 2010  11:15  by Eclipse

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

found as part of the Charnwood marathon, trig used as self clip point at mile 13. Great views.

©Eclipse


Good condition 15th Mar 2010  09:40  by sleepwalker

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached via footpath across the fields from a layby on the busy A511.


Good condition 29th Jan 2010  13:00  by heavyhorses

Gridref: SK 45992 13198   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very good views. http://www.heavyhorses.co.uk/humps


Good condition 18th Oct 2009  13:00  by Crazy

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

Still undecided about the mark for this pillar which I visited with Extra Shorty on a fine sunny autumn day. Not the easiest hill to reach and the summit furniture and the massive hole while of interest (especially to Extra Shorty) do not enhance what would otherwise be a pleasant summit. No quarry blasting on Sundays though this might have been something different to experience.


Good condition 28th Aug 2009  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 10th May 2009  13:45  by Redvark

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 13th Apr 2009  12:30  by Bourne

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great visibility today unfortunately not the best view as overlooking an industrial estate on one side. Some local lads had camped at the Trig overnight.


Good condition 5th Apr 2009  14:35  by Chris9870

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Another sunny day. Very dry underfoot. Came up from Bardon Hall side and went down other way towards Coalville. Made a nice afternoon. Great views at the highest point in Leicestershire.


©Chris9870
©Chris9870


Good condition 27th Dec 2008  14:20  by ocean soul

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on small community centre car park near Copt Oak Road on A511.Easy 20 minute walk although very muddy crossing quarry road.Extensive views over Leicestershire including large quarry near by.Leicestershire County top.


Good condition 14th Nov 2008  10:55  by gowrie

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Amazing views once one filters out masts and quarry


Good condition 7th Aug 2008  11:22  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 19th Jun 2008  19:15  by The Web Rat

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

Found as always while caching, didn't actually plan to come up here today but glad it did - superb views!


Good condition 3rd Jun 2008  11:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in safe looking housing estate and followed signs for the Ivanhoe Way with surprisingly good views.


Good condition 13th Apr 2008  12:30  by The Reverend

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


Good condition 4th Apr 2008  18:40  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Leicestershire County Top. A pleasant evening stroll to a fine viewpoint. White painted trigpoint with tarmac plug.


Good condition 11th Aug 2007  10:56  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Followed the Ivanhoe Way from the north, then up through the trees. Extensive views and a huge quarry.


Good condition 4th Aug 2007  13:39  by theblack

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

Trig in good order, interesting view over a working quarry

Trig ©theblack


Slightly damaged 6th May 2007  13:03  by RickC

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 1/10

went here before nearby beacon hill, it was my first time ere and my last as it is a total dump, trig looks like a london telephone box, all fences around u like being in prison complete crap hole


Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2007  12:30  by slateloose

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 11th Mar 2007  10:32  by si

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

Footpath off A511 starts at layby-north side of road between church and petrol station(s)@ coptoak road. A pleasant country stroll-not too steep, might be muddy in winter. Once across a quarry plant road there are steps and tracks up through moorland to the comms tower and on to trig. you wont realise how near to the edge you are until you get to the fence and look down!!!. see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXqh9YRi8fc _Logged as slightly damaged as there appears to be erosion around the foundation.


Good condition 28th Nov 2006  15:50  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Main aim for the day trig, county top, marilyn all in one. Walked in from the N over open land with quarry hidden till the last bit. definitely best view of the day


Not Logged 29th Oct 2006  16:30  by Cosmin-Coral

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

Visited while caching. Nice view over misty coalville - quarry fairly quiet on a Sunday.


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Asphalt plug: top screed damaged, only slightly. No S prefix. On granite outcrop at brink of busy quarry, extensive view, info board & comms mast.


Good condition 17th Sep 2006  11:04  by ANDYBUG&LADYBIRD

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

Great walk upto the trig on a fine day, in some places it was like being in the heart of the Peak district. I couldn't belive how big the quarry was.

Kerrie @ trig ©ANDYBUG&LADYBIRD


Good condition 2nd Sep 2006  14:40  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On stone built plinth overlooking vast quarry with info board nearby.

Bardon Hill The TP area.
Bardon Hill The TP.
Bardon Hill The S-less FB number.


Slightly damaged 31st May 2006  14:30  by Lathama

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Found the nearby Geocache and had a good read of the information board whilst watching the quarry go at full pelt! What astounding views from here today and plenty of birders around looking for a peregrine falcon. Very white-painted. On huge plinth above Bardon Quarry. E sighthole open. Some graffiti. Damage to one of the top corners but otherwise unscathed. Asphalt plug. Great spot, especially after a pint in Leicestershire's highest pub!


Slightly damaged 5th May 2006  12:58  by Paul G0TLG

FB Number: S2962  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Did this one up the Ivanhoe Way while doing the nearby cache: Excellent views from up here, well worth the climb. Pillar is a bit tatty, flaky paint etc.


Good condition 21st Apr 2006  13:25  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SK 45990 13190   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked in on Ivanhoe way from housing estatethe footpath to near pillar.Still foggy and wet.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 17th Apr 2006  10:00  by asbown

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


Good condition 16th Apr 2006  16:00  by birder1951

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar in farly good condition - excellent views all round (shame about the quarry)


Slightly damaged 12th Mar 2006  13:00  by The Rail Yorkie

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Recentley Painted


Good condition 8th Mar 2006  12:00  by Jonathan Russell

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

Scene
FB


Good condition 18th Sep 2005  14:01  by John + Carol

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views of Leicesterhire from this the highest point in the county - did Grand old Duke of York and the Leicestershire Cache Bash today too

Carol and Trigpoint
Flush Bracket


Slightly damaged 2nd Aug 2005  14:05  by pogue mahone

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Damaged may be wrong word for condition. It is still in one piece but badly covered in graffiti


Good condition 16th Apr 2005  12:06  by discjirm

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

Situated right by a large quarry face and a transmitted, you would not expect this to be a god pillar, but the views - wow!

Bardon Hill trig pillar. Bardon Hill trig pillar.©discjirm
Bardon Hill trig pillar. Bardon Hill trig pillar.©discjirm
The quarry from Bardon Hill trig pillar. The quarry from Bardon Hill trig pillar.©discjirm
The view from Bardon Hill trig pillar. The view from Bardon Hill trig pillar.©discjirm


Good condition 9th Apr 2005  11:25  by Historian

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Overrun with orienteers today!


Good condition 2nd Apr 2005  19:30  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 45992 13194   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar in good condition except for Plug replaced by concrete, and a certain amount of graffiti. Excellent views and a nice place to watch the sunset. Only detraction was the large amount of Litter spread around the immediate area.

Bardon Hill Pillar at sunset ©RoPeHe
Flush Bracket 2962 (Bardon Hill) slightly defaced by red paint ©RoPeHe


Good condition 19th Feb 2005  11:05  by pharisee

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A climb up around the quarry that left me gasping for breath!! But well worth it for the views, if you mentally block out the huge man-made hole. Apart from some red graffiti, the trigpoint is in good condition.


Good condition 19th Feb 2005  11:00  by Deego

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good walk up to the top. also a nearby cache. liked the views (even the quarry)

can you see the trig? ©Deego
©Deego
©Deego
©Deego


Good condition 25th Jan 2005  13:00  by Capcom

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Grey day but great views still (beyond the quarry). Found the nearby cache & could even log the County Highpoint!


Good condition 1st Jan 2005  10:30  by soloist

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

2nd Visit. Came with family. Visibility reasonable. A bit muddy on the way up. Really good panarama.


Pillar Abuse!


Good condition 7th Nov 2004  13:10  by The Hokesters

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

Came for the nearby GeoCache but was delighted to bag our second trig point - all counts for the Cacher of the Month table ;-)


Good condition 19th Sep 2004  13:00  by KevP

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Ascended from estate to the north. Good footpath from Vercor Close. This route takes you through fields and woodland avoiding views of the quarry till nearly at the top. Fantastic views. Climb on a Sunday as no quarry works.

Bardon Hill trigpoint ©KevP


Good condition 6th Sep 2004  18:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Quite a strenuous walk up this hill after a dormant August due to the heavy rain. The trig is painted and has graffiti on it. Treat yourselves as this is also a County top and there is a nearby geocache.


Slightly damaged 20th Aug 2004  13:02  by mat_j

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


Good condition 14th Aug 2004  13:51  by DesG

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The views are good up here on a clear day but the trig has been painted and has signs of graffiti

©DesG
©DesG
©DesG


Good condition 15th Jul 2004  15:09  by subarite

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I found the pillar when doing Geocache GCJJ89 (Grand Old Duke of York).

Flush Bracket ©subarite
Quarry from trig point ©subarite
The pillar ©subarite


Good condition 23rd Mar 2004  09:02  by jimmy

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

on the edge of Bardon Quarry but probably safe from destruction--the summit of Leicestershire


Good condition 20th Feb 2004  22:14  by stonestreaker

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

bagged c/o work....ta


Damaged 2nd Jan 2004  16:00  by soloist

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

Bad weather, Muddy path. Found Vandals actually defacing it when we got there. Cheeky Buggers!


Not Logged 3rd Nov 2003  14:23  by Wild Woods

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

Been here many times as it close to my house. It is also 30 feet from my Geocache "Grand Old Duke of York" GCJJ89


Good condition 8th Aug 2003  14:00  by G4OWG

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

Next to massive quarry


Good condition 29th Jun 2003  18:00  by m1eyp

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


Good condition 4th Jun 2003  13:05  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 46000 13200   FB Number: S2962  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Part 2, 17 miles of the Ivanhoe Way


Good condition 18th Apr 2003  16:35  by fasgadh

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

Highest hill in Leicestershire, and most of it lost to a huge quarry. Pillar is a bit graffitised

Bardon Hill ©fasgadh


Not Logged 9th Feb 2001  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 3/10

Quarry very close.

2962 View of quarry
2962


Not Logged 21st Nov 1998  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - good hill albeit quarried & part reinstated, transmitter on summit, summit a tiny granite tor on quarry edge, wide view,


Good condition 4th Feb 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Don't fall in the quarry. Leicestershie County Top.


Good condition 7th Aug 1994  13:50  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 7th Aug 1994  13:50  by stewright

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


Good condition 3rd Mar 1988  12:00  by arranc

Gridref: SK 46000 13200   FB Number: 2962  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Leicecestershire county top. vast quarry to W and N. Central TV mast.



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