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TP1325 - Benson Knott
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S5733
OSGB36 Station :
SD47/T5
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1325
County :
Cumbria
Nearest town :
KENDAL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Benson KnottSD47/T5SD47T005354726.59494130.73317.6013PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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There are 56 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1535th with 14 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.65/10 (from 48 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Oct 1986
Was Last found intact: 8th Aug 2018
Was Last logged: 13th Aug 2018

Of the 48 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 41m
The average error was 15m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 13th Aug 2018  22:06  by mcbiydw2

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


Good condition 8th Aug 2018  15:10  by Andy West

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


Good condition 6th Jul 2018  15:32  by jonglew

Gridref: SD 54726 94136   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From a layby to W of railway bridge on the Appleby Rd to N. Pillar sits on one top whilst the high point of the hill sits on another 100m E. Centre cap gone, asphalt replacement; all sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP1325©jonglew
Pillar TP1325©jonglew
Spider TP1325©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1325©jonglew


Good condition 22nd Jun 2018  13:22  by blackboot29

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


Good condition 18th Jun 2018  13:20  by joebee98

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked from kendal, took the steep way through the woods and up the fields. Rather than taking the long way round. Nice 10k walk in the end

Trig point
Flush bracket
Flush bracket


Good condition 23rd Apr 2018  15:00  by Hands

Gridref: SD 54728 94133   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from the handy lay-by close to the rail bridge on Appleby Road followed the path ( of sorts ) to the access land then up to the trig which sits on the lower of two grazing tops the trig is in good condition with faded white paint all sight holes open and the cap is filled Good viewpoint of Morecambe Bay the Lakes the tops of the Howgills and lots of very green fields returned via the other top

©Hands


Good condition 13th Feb 2018  11:15  by Dusty

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 8th Jul 2017  16:39  by IWC

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

on a long walk round the Kendal skyline


Good condition 30th May 2017  15:07  by ger

Gridref: SD 54728 94132   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spider has tar plug. Rain so limited views - could see Morcecambe Bay & Kendal. Nice twin topped hill.


Good condition 11th Mar 2017  10:15  by Moacky

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I will just have to believe all those people who say you get a good view from here. I didn't.

©Moacky


Good condition 11th Jul 2016  15:09  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I walked over from Millrigg Moor excellent day great weather superb views on to Kendal for train home.

Approach
Trig
Panoramic


Good condition 30th May 2016  19:11  by greenbell

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Forget tea, the sun is still out - grand view of Shap Moors and Howgill with the Lake District hazed and enticing. Lovely little walk from small layby near rail bridge



Good condition 2nd Aug 2015  21:36  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker


Good condition 10th May 2015  18:15  by weekender

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


Good condition 1st Feb 2015  16:22  by catman

Gridref: SD 54718 94134   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Up from Meal Bank junction on cold,very clear late winter afternoon.Great views all round.


Good condition 24th Jan 2015  11:28  by CJO

Gridref: SD 54725 94130   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

ashalt cap painted white. bolt visible

Benson Knott


Good condition 18th Jan 2015  11:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 54727 94131   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great winters walk Parked at bridge layby


Good condition 13th Nov 2014  13:37  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 54700 94100   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up on footpath from Appleby Road good views over Kendal and towards the coast.


Good condition 30th Jun 2014  18:28  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in small lay by on A685 by railway bridge above Meal Bank and took ill defined path up to Hay Fell and back.

Benson Knott Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Benson Knott Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 16th Mar 2014  15:29  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I arrived at Oxenholme train station early afternoon so came up here for something to do. On paper it should have been nice and straightforward though some badly timed low mist meant that the exercise turned into a bit more of an adventure than I'd imagined.


Good condition 15th Mar 2014  11:13  by Trigglets

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk from Kendal. Rather misty but views still extensive.

©Trigglets


Good condition 30th Apr 2013  11:15  by Border Peat

Gridref: SD 54727 94133   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S5733©Border Peat


Good condition 10th Dec 2012  13:48  by painterman61

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked near railway bridge lay-by followed PROW path is intermittent boggy trudge,trig is on right hand side not left which i went to first! Again amazing light for views trig in vgc tarmac plug freshly painted white someone looks after this one

View to lakes ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 8th Oct 2012  12:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Freshly painted white with asphalt plug.


Good condition 6th May 2012  13:29  by Splash Mob

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Glorious day - proud pillar with a nice, fresh paint job. Adopt your local pillar now!


Good condition 26th Apr 2012  15:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in small lay-by on Appleby Road beside start of ROW to North .. Pleasant strol to pillar during small break in the weather ... Nice views ...


Good condition 24th Feb 2012  14:10  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: SD 54728 94129   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in pull in by bridge over railway on A685,then up PROW to pillar.The pillar is on the hill to the right,one on the left looks higher though.Pillar in good nick, has fading white paint with evidence of some green paint,tarmac plug & all sight holes open,centre mark not visible due to debris.Excellent 360 deg views today.

Benson Knott. Pillar.
Benson Knott. Flush bracket.
Benson Knott. One on the right!


Good condition 23rd Feb 2012  18:30  by PeteBoggs

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

Nipped up from Paddy Lane through gate opposite Benson Hall

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 3rd Aug 2011  15:56  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SD 54724 94134   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Highest point 115m away from TP, with cairn.

Benson Knott The TP and view to summit.
Benson Knott The FB.
Benson Knott Top of trig and location.


Good condition 23rd Jul 2011  14:30  by ted

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cairn on E top slightly higher but views more extensive from trig.

Benson Knott trig
Benson Knott FB
Benson Knott top


Good condition 25th May 2011  09:52  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 54727 94130   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 26th October 1949 costing 25.0s.4d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD47/T5 in 1950. Levelled for height also in 1950. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces 213 (SW). All sight holes open, innards filled with debris. Panoramic 360 view from top.

S5733 - Benson Knott & GRP
S5733 - Benson Knott pillar & FB


Good condition 25th Jan 2011  12:41  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Walked up from Kendal railway station following the A685 Appleby road. Its quite a trek up here,made worse by the lack of footpath after Morrisons. After crossing a bridge over the WCML,a path signposted Hayfell heads up to the 2 summits. A really nice spot this,but the views were spoiled by low cloud.

©Morecambe Monkey
©Morecambe Monkey
©Morecambe Monkey
©Morecambe Monkey


Good condition 5th Dec 2010  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 2nd Aug 2010  18:39  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From south through recently cleared silage fields. GR8 views south and west. Here to collect nearby HuMP.


Good condition 22nd Mar 2010  14:23  by arranc

Gridref: SD 54700 94100   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Nov 2009  13:14  by peebs

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©peebs


Good condition 13th Feb 2009  14:44  by fasgadh

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy stroll up from the north. The pillar is on the lowest of two summits with a view over Kendal.


Good condition 19th Oct 2008  09:11  by silver01fox

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

V wet day today all ok


Good condition 17th May 2007  16:37  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SD 54700 94100   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in a small layby on the A685 followed the path to the top the hill which contained 2 tumps one had the trig the other 2m higher had a large cairn.



Good condition 5th May 2007  16:30  by Guanajuato

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

Afternoon stroll with the little one.

Benson Knott ©Guanajuato


Good condition 10th Dec 2006  08:45  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 54700 94100   FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Benson Knott is on Hay Fell accessed from the Appleby road (good lay-by just over railway bridge) a gentle climb on a vague footpath takes you up past a plantation from where you should head for the lower of the two summits where the Trig overlooks Kendal, Good views on a better day I picked a very wet and windy one.

Benson Knott Trig & inserts FB & top True summit cairn on the left


Good condition 10th Sep 2006  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 54700 94100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Jul 2005  14:31  by flipflopnick

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

visiting nearby geocache


Good condition 12th Jul 2005  16:30  by earl grey

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A nice walk to a great view point,on one of the hottest days of the year,(to hot)Trig in good nick.

Benson Knott trig point.
Benson Knott Towards the summit of Benson Knott
Benson Knott flush bracket


Good condition 15th Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, resin plug - lovely hill & view, E summit 1-2m higher than trig summit


Good condition 21st Mar 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug with heavily indented lettering.


Good condition 30th Aug 1999  15:20  by vegibagger

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


Good condition 28th Oct 1986  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5733  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on minor road beside WCML, watched the APT go by then walked up to the grassy summit to find the off-white pillar on its exposed base.



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