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TP1387 - Birkrigg Common
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S5374
OSGB36 Station :
SD47/4
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1387
County :
Cumbria
Nearest town :
DALTON-IN-FURNESS

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Birkrigg CommonSD47/4SD47S004328342.77474220.12136.4952PILLAR01/06/1950101/06/1968N0

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There are 65 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1185th with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.79/10 (from 71 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Apr 1982
Was Last logged: 29th Mar 2017

Of the 71 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 47m
The average error was 11m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Birkrigg Common
©paulxtr
S5374 Birkrigg Common
By coinea
S5374 - Birkrigg Common
By Clochandighter
Spider and damage
By Dusty
Flush Bracket
By Dusty
Showers over the bay
©Moacky
Trig.
By Earby Rambler
Beautiful views across the bay
©cajunlimeys
See 57 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 29th Mar 2017  09:41  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

A waterproofs & wellies trig bagging day. Easy parking and a short stroll. No view due to mist.

Birkrigg Common ©paulxtr


Slightly damaged 9th Nov 2016  15:20  by BigJ

Gridref: SD 28348 74222   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Cold day on top but great panoramic views.


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2016  11:23  by coinea

Gridref: SD 28344 74221   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

S5374 Birkrigg Common


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2016  11:22  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 28344 74218   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Revisit for updated photographs and GPS reading. Easy approach from SW, parking beside unfenced road. Open grazing top on access land. Popular with regular local people too. Pillar adopted by Aldingham Parish Hall, April 1997. Column in fair condition, recently repaired and repainted. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~193. Vented through northmost sight hole. 360 panoramic view from top.

S5374 - Birkrigg Common pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 4th Aug 2016  18:12  by Chris9870

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Short and pleasant walk from the road. Trig looks splendid with its new white paint. Amazing views over Morecambe Bay and the lakes.


Slightly damaged 10th Jun 2016  15:55  by Dusty

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Freshly painted but corner knocked off top.

Sister, Jill & pillar
Spider and damage
Flush Bracket


Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2016  10:00  by Dead Chuffed

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

We had come here, mainly, to do the nearby earthcache, but I couldn't pass up on the opportunity to visit the trig point.


Good condition 25th Apr 2016  13:00  by Moacky

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

One trig and a few caches.

Showers over the bay ©Moacky


Good condition 15th Aug 2015  10:17  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SD 28350 74220   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short stroll from minor road. Extensive views across The Bay.


Not Logged 12th Aug 2015  00:00  by weirdbeard

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


Good condition 9th Jun 2015  15:38  by peebs

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Intact cap


Good condition 29th Apr 2015  13:48  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SD 28345 74222   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

OS cap with deeply indented letters.


Good condition 2nd Dec 2014  15:03  by catman

Gridref: SD 28343 74229   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Circular walk from Great Urswick fraught with problems but second half superb.Great viewpoint on a sunny but cold day.


Good condition 3rd Sep 2014  14:01  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked up from Ulverston Station.

Trig.
Panoramic.


Good condition 15th Aug 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 28346 74220   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 13th Aug 2014  12:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A lovely viewpoint in limestone country


Good condition 25th Jul 2014  13:30  by dartmoor deliverer

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

beautiful day. found whilst caching near here.excellent views of the sea and also of the peaks in the distance. Trig in good condition. lovely views from here

Birkrigg FB ©dartmoor deliverer
me at the trig pillar ©dartmoor deliverer


Good condition 18th Apr 2014  17:03  by painterman61

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy assess straight up moor seems like a community trig this one lots people about evidence off eggs being rolled down the steep fell side.Trig painted white recently original cap/plug once again great sunny views out to sea here.

me at trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 11th Feb 2014  13:03  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nicey

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker


Good condition 7th Jan 2014  14:30  by Chalky

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fresh white paint,cap with indented lettering.


Good condition 7th Dec 2013  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 7th Oct 2013  14:50  by flipflopnick

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 1st Oct 2013  00:00  by g6lkb

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


Good condition 13th Jul 2013  14:00  by BEESLEG

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

found whilst caching and wandering over Birkrigg Common. Great views and a handy bench for lunch!!


Good condition 30th Jun 2013  10:00  by MickandKim

Gridref: SD 28343 74220   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great view and easy find


Good condition 1st May 2013  19:00  by weekender

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


Good condition 24th Apr 2013  16:16  by Border Peat

Gridref: SD 28345 74222   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S5374©Border Peat


Good condition 10th Apr 2013  15:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Stroll across common from road to South ... Good views ...


Good condition 8th Mar 2013  13:18  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 28300 74200   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy walk from road to south.


Good condition 24th Sep 2012  14:48  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: SD 28345 74218   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar painted white and in great condition.Retains OS cap with shallow indented letters,FB number has fading yellow paint and 1 sight hole open.Pillar has been adopted by Aldingham Parish Hall,Scales.360 views hindered by low cloud as it was lashing it down.

Birkrigg Common. Pillar.
Birkrigg Common. Flush bracket.
Birkrigg Common. Top.
Birkrigg Common. Plaque.


Good condition 12th Aug 2012  15:57  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

An enjoyable afternoon in the area geocaching.


Good condition 7th Aug 2012  16:30  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy walk over from car park - amazing views in all directions - Pillar very good condition.

Pillar & FB
GPS Data


Good condition 4th Aug 2012  11:05  by Trigger

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

TP1387


Good condition 30th Jun 2012  14:23  by CJO

Gridref: SD 28342 74223   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Foundations exposed, i first suspected that the Pillar might have been moved. Nice piece of moorland with views across Morecambe bay to Heysham, unfortunately low cloud over the Lake hills

S5374


Not Logged 28th May 2012  10:22  by Lone Hunter

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

Quick visit whilst completing some local geocaches.

Birkrigg Common Trig Point ©Lone Hunter
Birkrigg Common Trig Point ©Lone Hunter


Good condition 1st May 2012  13:37  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Walked up from Ulverston station. Great location with views of the Lake District & out across Morecambe Bay. Headed Southeast from the summit to the stone circle before dropping down through Sea wood & on to the Cumbria coastal way. After a quick pint in the Bay Horse at Canal Foot,i then followed the Ulverston canal back to the town centre. A nice afternoon walk.

Birkrigg Common
Birkrigg Common


Good condition 26th Mar 2012  20:42  by PeteBoggs

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

Short stroll up from car park

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 1st Oct 2011  09:41  by ted

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy path up through gorse and limestone pavement. Pillar painted glossy white and FB numbers in yellow. Plug intact but a bit battered. Plaque; one sighting hole open. Hazy views across the estuary and pagoda thing. Letterbox at road closed 'for Health and Safety reasons' ??

Birkrigg Common trig
Birkrigg Common FB
Birkrigg Common top


Good condition 11th Jun 2011  14:00  by Trigglets

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

Nice walk around Birkrigg Common, wonderful views over to Blackpool Tower, Isle of Man & Ingleborough as well as the Lake District fells on this lovely clear day.

©Trigglets


Good condition 27th Apr 2011  14:27  by amblerbob

Gridref: SD 28342 74223   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On a walk from Bardsea when visiting ancient sites in area. Lovely sunny day.


Not Logged 24th Aug 2010  20:00  by cajunlimeys

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

Lovely evening to bag our first TP - out on the common to grab the multicache up there.

Beautiful views across the bay Beautiful views across the bay©cajunlimeys


Good condition 29th Apr 2010  17:43  by GeoRams

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Did multicache on the common. Very well looked after trig. Great views.

FB
Trig


Good condition 19th Jul 2009  21:30  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Charlie & his fellow scouts visited the trig during a night hike from the nearby scout camp at Urswick

Birkrigg Common Trig Scouts with tourches©sykesfamily
Birkrigg Common Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 8th Jun 2009  15:50  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views.

BIRKRIGG COMMON FLUSH BRACKET ©BILLY COO
BIRKRIGG COMMON TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO


Good condition 9th May 2009  09:31  by FiddleMad

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Apr 2009  11:00  by pete37038

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

Great views, great trig, all nearby caches done.

Birkrigg Common 1 Birkrigg Common ©pete37038
Birkrigg Common 2 ©pete37038
Birkrigg Common 3 Birkrigg Common ©pete37038


Good condition 17th Jan 2009  13:20  by Theo D Lite

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

the most glossy trig I have yet seen. A very pleasant area when dog walkers aren't out, with views of the sea.


Good condition 3rd Oct 2008  14:10  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 14th Jul 2008  16:30  by dingo-b

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Yet another murky July summer day...

©dingo-b
Limited views today...©dingo-b


Not Logged 30th May 2008  14:00  by stonefielders

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

whilst geocaching


Good condition 15th Jan 2008  15:39  by flipflopnick

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Geocaching and Correcting erroneous Waymarking info.


Good condition 26th Oct 2007  18:00  by MBFace

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited whilst caching on the Common. Getting dark with streetlights twinkling in the habitations around the estuary.


Good condition 2nd Sep 2007  18:04  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SD 28300 74200   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

2nd visit this year pervious 8/7/07 Parked on Birkrigg Common. Good views all round trig has been adopted by Aldingham Parish Hall, painted bright white. Previous visit 08/07/2007




Good condition 28th Jun 2007  11:35  by asbown

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

nice walk and great views.


Good condition 12th May 2007  11:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 28343 74220   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very easy nice place

Birkrigg Common Trig inserts FB Plug & Plaque


Good condition 14th Aug 2006  13:20  by Kev W

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Excellent all round views.


Good condition 26th Jun 2006  17:45  by dal

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Very well cared for.


Good condition 15th Apr 2006  19:00  by simon88888

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


Good condition 5th Apr 2006  14:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A pleasnt hill with limestone pavement. Good views to Morecambe Bay etc. Painted white. Plug with heavily indented lettering.


Not Logged 17th Mar 2006  16:01  by duncscott

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

Always a popular dog walk this, only just cleared of snow


Good condition 9th Mar 2005  18:57  by earl grey

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Birkrigg Common a great walking area especialy if you take your dog.

view from Birkrigg summit


Good condition 4th Sep 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Some slight damage on top. Has been adopted.

S5374
S5374
S5374
S5374


Not Logged 7th Aug 2004  20:00  by jlinney99

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


Good condition 18th Jun 2004  19:30  by Postie

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Excelent views on a good day.


Good condition 7th Jun 2004  10:30  by Pengy&Tigger

FB Number: S5874  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Very well maintained.

The bracket
The trig in situ


Good condition 30th Apr 2004  12:00  by Seasider

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

5/29 for the day. Again some great views - someone should lay a geocache around here!


Good condition 23rd Feb 2004  09:28  by poshandbecks

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Short walk from road giving great views of the area

TP1387 The Trig
TP1387plate The plate


Good condition 11th Oct 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc; metal cap deep letters; adopted 1997 by Aldingham Village Hall - pleasant summit, limestone pavmt, view disappointing


Good condition 12th Sep 1990  14:43  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy approach from SW across unfenced ground. The pillar was completed in May 1949 costing 6.0s.5d. In 1950 this marker was computed as secondary station SD47/4 in the in Barrow-in-Furness block. Flush bracket S5374 was levelled for height in 1968. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in November 1976. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Nice spot. Photographed 12/09/1990, GRP.

S5374 - Birkrigg Common pillar & FB


Good condition 7th Apr 1985  00:00  by tg1

Gridref: SD 28300 74200   FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

With Marion from Great Urswick.


Good condition 28th Apr 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5374  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar with remnants of white paint mounted on base. Picturesque picnic spot even though a bit windy. View to Leven Viaduct, Bigland and Chapel Island.



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