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TP1384 - Birk Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Birk HillNY86/T5NY86T005378877.74576932.21230.1113PILLAR01/06/1953101/02/1955N0

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There are 28 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15657th with 71 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.61/10 (from 28 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Aug 1993
Was Last logged: 9th Jan 2019

Of the 28 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 4763m
The average error was 454m
1 was exact

slateloose slateloose beckroad beckroad CJO CJO Border Peat Border Peat amblerbob amblerbob caroleengel caroleengel Clochandighter Clochandighter Mickandkim Mickandkim coinea coinea bwm bwm senrabyar senrabyar Birk Hill Birk Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


Birk Hill
By ted
Birk Hill
By ted
View East
By Nick&Rosie

By offpiste
S6624 - Birk Hill
By Clochandighter
By iainmac
See 20 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 9th Jan 2019  13:40  by PeteBoggs

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

Fairly easy find from footpath thanks to GPS


Good condition 28th Dec 2018  14:05  by nichex

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bit of moss growth on pillar but otherwise good condition

Good condition 9th Jun 2018  12:15  by ted

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approached on compass bearing from the bridleway. Plug intact. Sunny glade in forest, W side of deer fence. No view.

Birk Hill trig
Birk Hill trig
Birk Hill FB
Birk Hill top

Good condition 1st Apr 2018  15:52  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Loved this walk up on good if somewhat boggy forest paths west of the pillar with P61.Good navigating by the both of us to the west side of fence,then an easy stroll through the trees,very still & quite place with an eerie atmosphere.

Way up

Good condition 1st Apr 2018  15:52  by painterman61

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Short walk through forest bit of a deliverance feeling to the place dropped lucky on the right side of the fence trig in vgc with plug

trig ©painterman61

Good condition 18th Feb 2018  15:20  by beckroad

Gridref: NY 78800 76900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A well protected trig point hidden behind a drystone wall and deer fence. Couldn't see the flush bracket.

Good condition 12th Oct 2017  10:39  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

View East with Rosie
View East
View South
View West

Good condition 22nd Sep 2017  09:35  by bwm

Gridref: NY 78901 76946   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From road to south. Look for change in barbed wire fence to dry stone wall and enter wood at that point. Follow wall/fence line up hill keeping to west/left of fence

Good condition 19th Sep 2017  12:07  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 78877 76930   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked next to the Woo Woo in Stonehaugh picnic area. Along bridleway to immediately west of trig, then easy stroll along forest ride.

Birk Hill In sunlight, just

Good condition 30th Dec 2016  14:31  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in forest track entrance then up the bridleway and through the trees.

Birk Hill ©paulxtr

Good condition 4th Sep 2016  14:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked at the end of the forest track and followed the PROW north to a fire break then east to the pillar which was relatively easy to find next to a stone wall and deer fence which would make access from the east difficult. The tracks were rather wet due to an earlier downpour. Unsurprisingly there are no views.


Good condition 17th Aug 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 78882 76926   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From BW to SW - fallen tree partially blocks route but cleared a few branches to make passage easier. Then easy direct line thru' mature trees once due west of trig.

Good condition 12th May 2016  14:00  by offpiste

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked near cross road and walked up side of wall. Trig in a small clearing but no views.

Good condition 11th Oct 2015  10:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 78878 76932   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Same route as Slateloose straight to trig "Easy"

Good condition 29th Aug 2015  16:56  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 78800 76900   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just enough room to park in the forest track entrance on the crossroad. Took the bridleway from the road until due west of trig location then follow line of tree planting up hill towards trig point. Found wall and wasn't to far from trig. Spend a little time removing some of the moss to help made it a bit more visible.

Good condition 10th Nov 2012  14:10  by CJO

Gridref: NY 78870 76910   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Follow PROW through birch wood then enter the comercial forest, at the t junction with the fire break turn right, almost doubling back on yourself. continue to a small clearing ~100m then due east for ~70m through the forest to arrive at the pillar, next to an old wall and deer fence. Base of pillar covered in moss.


Good condition 31st Jul 2012  18:02  by Border Peat

Gridref: NY 78876 76930   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Not easy to find at this time of the year,Walked in from opposite cottage on small footpath and followed small fire breaks and clearances not the must direct route trig next to wire fence.Well done G.P.S.

Wet & overgrown S6624©Border Peat

Good condition 19th Jun 2012  16:38  by staggie34

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Found this trig by parking at the roadside and following the path into the forest. Turned off to follow a firebreak to the deer fence then had to scramble through the dense tress to get to the trig. No views and the 1 scored is simply for being there. Trig in fine condition, prob due to shelter of trees. Fence still displays damage that iainmac noted years ago. I also got bitten by midges and a flippin' tick!

Good condition 11th Feb 2012  12:30  by stan toon

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

Straight up of PROW near t junction.Trig in great condition and very dark in colour.

Good condition 30th Oct 2010  14:30  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

walked up from the T-junction and came directly to the trig through the dense plantation. Just to the west of the deer fence.

Good condition 17th Mar 2010  12:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy parking off road.Short walk up through wood.Pillar close to wall and deer fence.No views.

Good condition 15th Aug 2009  20:36  by coinea

Gridref: NY 78879 76933   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th Aug 2009  20:35  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 78878 76931   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 10th October 1951 costing 9.14s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NY86/T5 in 1953. Levelled fro height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW, ~295. Vented though SW sight hole.

S6624 - Birk Hill pillar & FB
S6624 - Birk Hill pillar & GRP

Good condition 20th Sep 2008  16:38  by senrabyar

Gridref: NY 83165 74855   FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

If you are scared of heights, be careful to approach from west

Good condition 25th May 2006  12:00  by Peripatetic

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Logged this while walking from Stonehaugh to Twice Brewed... The walk, but not the TP, is highly recommended...

Good condition 25th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, just inside (W of) deer fence

Good condition 4th May 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

No views from it all - apart from trees. The blank bit on my map has been filled in with green. Someone else must have visited as the deer fence shows signs of others climbing over it.


Good condition 19th Aug 1993  12:56  by andyc

FB Number: S6624  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

In dense forest. No views

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