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TP1440 - Blackcap
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3978
OSGB36 Station :
TQ00/T11
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1440
County :
East Sussex
Nearest town :
LEWES

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
BlackcapTQ00/T11TQ00T011537417.84112499.66206.7183PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1967N0

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There are 51 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1912th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.48/10 (from 54 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th May 1996
Was Last logged: 10th Sep 2019

Of the 54 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 12m
The average error was 4m
2 were exact

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Good condition 10th Sep 2019  13:00  by sixtyplus

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A slight diversion on a charity walk recce. Pleasant spot and pillar condition as previously described. National Trust have the area fenced off with cattle grazing, including a very large intimidating bull that blocked my intended path. I chose a different way.


Good condition 17th Jun 2019  19:25  by Windywalker

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

9 known orchids in this area

North Downs to Glastonbury wind turbine


Good condition 19th Apr 2019  14:26  by pendlelill

Gridref: TQ 37421 12497   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

on sdw

trig ©pendlelill


Not Logged 22nd Sep 2018  13:53  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged whilst walking the South Downs Way as part of my Walk 2,018 Miles challenge. A slight diversion from the SDW.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Not Logged 5th Aug 2018  12:33  by NightCrawler

Gridref: TQ 37417 12497   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Walking South Downs way

©NightCrawler


Not Logged 16th Jul 2018  17:25  by mikeandjenny

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


Good condition 17th Apr 2018  17:45  by jonglew

Gridref: TQ 37419 12500   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking on wide roadside grass verge (TQ 3722 1309). Took RoW leading steeply up tp meet the SDW, then on tracks E to the trig. Pillar sits on open downland at edge of woodland. Some chipping to top edges; top cap missing, asphalt plug; rear sight hole open.

Pillar TP1440©jonglew
Spider TP1440©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1440©jonglew


Good condition 18th Jan 2018  17:32  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walk up from Falmer and on to Lewes. A pleasant sunny day to enjoy the scenery.


Good condition 4th Jun 2017  11:00  by robinhood

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

Seventh trig, third day of my SDW stroll. Now this trig is 400m E of the way, and I had the impression most of the trail walkers stuck to the trail and locals in the know came up to this hill as the views were tremendous. Got talking to a lady who was a local and she came up regularly to soak up the feel of the place. A great place. Still hot.


Good condition 29th May 2017  12:30  by Ossie

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

30U 707631E 5642372N


Good condition 8th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 37418 12509   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Sep 2016  12:16  by Westlandwessex

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


Good condition 24th Jul 2016  13:20  by mountainwanderer

FB Number: S398  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©mountainwanderer


Good condition 5th Jul 2016  16:25  by lackofluke

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 3rd Jul 2016  11:22  by rwilson121

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Amazing views of the Downs to the south with Newhaven and Brighton peaking through.

Blackcap trigpoint ©rwilson121


Good condition 3rd Apr 2016  12:15  by JamesA60

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up here in the middle of doing the Lewes Circular series of geocaches. Seemed like a great place for lunch!

The trig


Good condition 17th Oct 2015  15:37  by gez

Gridref: TQ 37417 12508   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited on circular walk from Offham leading the Norwich group Sussex walking weekend


Good condition 3rd Sep 2015  12:56  by ukandystreet

Gridref: TQ 37420 12498   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short detour from the SDW to the west.


Good condition 15th Apr 2015  16:00  by G4TSQ

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

A bit of a slog getting up the hill to the trig but found where it should be safe and sound. Activated trig on Worked All Britain amateur radio net. Had quite a few sporty types and dog walkers come up to us and ask what all the aerials and stuff were for. Lovely warm evening. Summer is on the way. (maybe).


Good condition 4th May 2014  12:33  by Dot924

Gridref: TQ 37418 12500   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good view and weather. Missed it before when I was walking the South Downs as it was off route.

The point Nice day, walked from Plumpton


Not Logged 26th Sep 2013  15:19  by panniers

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


Good condition 19th Jul 2013  16:35  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 37420 12501   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©runblue


Good condition 29th Jun 2013  13:40  by Trigger

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

TP1440
TP1440


Good condition 29th Jun 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst walking the South Downs Way.

TP1440 ©explorer_olway
TP1440 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 2nd Jun 2013  14:17  by Cottonlegs

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

great place for a picnic.the views are great and the atmosphere is potent.

Blackcap Lovely place. Very popular with families©Cottonlegs


Good condition 5th May 2013  08:42  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 37421 12500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©runblue


Not Logged 7th Dec 2012  15:53  by panniers

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




Not Logged 7th Dec 2012  10:35  by panniers

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


Good condition 3rd Sep 2012  11:17  by Border Peat

Gridref: TQ 37416 12506   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S3978


Good condition 28th Apr 2012  16:19  by Griggsy

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From A27 lay-by

©Griggsy


Good condition 20th Nov 2011  13:09  by qmaster

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©qmaster


Good condition 23rd Apr 2011  14:13  by martinc

Gridref: TQ 37420 12512   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig in good condition with filled plug. Good views on very hot day.


Good condition 1st Apr 2011  17:40  by CandS37

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On a long walk from Lewes, down through Kingston along Juggs road to meet the South Downs Way, then up to Balmer Huff, Blackcap and Mount Harry (with a few detours for geocaches) and back into Lewes. Very tired now, but still have a long walk back into Lewes to go. Still, it was a beautiful evening.


Not Logged 20th Feb 2011  11:00  by Odud

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


Good condition 10th Jan 2011  09:50  by BRIAN.T.PEARCE

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


Good condition 31st Dec 2010  11:30  by Cipollini

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Stiff pull up on to Downs from layby to N - wet slippery chalk track. TP stands well near edge of escarpement and stand of trees planted 1953. Tarmac plug. A day of shades of grey so minimal views - when this looks like it should be a good viewpoint.

Blackcap TP ©Cipollini
Blackcap TP looking E to Mount Harry ©Cipollini
Blackcap TP looking S ©Cipollini


Good condition 20th Nov 2010  14:17  by gazooks

Gridref: TQ 37421 12501   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Covered in mist so no view today.

The pillar
flush bracket


Good condition 18th Oct 2009  14:39  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Asphalt plug but otherwise good. Excellent 270 degree views.


Good condition 10th Sep 2009  15:05  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Visited whilst on a Geocaching walk. Superb views.

Blackcap trigpoint ©The Moor We Hunt...


Good condition 18th Feb 2009  10:30  by DanTrig

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

Bagged on a 9 mile walk along with Ditchling Beacon trig and Balmer Down trig.


Good condition 28th Dec 2008  15:00  by lost!

Gridref: TQ 37419 12507   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Very fine views, trig in good condition.

Blackcap trig


Good condition 30th Nov 2008  13:30  by asbown

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

last of 3 on a short walk from the car park at Ditchling beacon,very good views.


Good condition 17th Jun 2006  18:21  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: TQ 37421 12502   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Just off Southdowns Way. Very good condition. Asphalt plug. Great Views.

©Clanfield Rambler
©Clanfield Rambler


Good condition 25th Mar 2006  12:32  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: TQ 37422 12499   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A brief glimpse of the views before the rain set in. Tarmac plug. GPSr gave elevation 203m.

Blackcap Flush Bracket
Blackcap Trig


Good condition 7th Nov 2005  11:25  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great South Downs location, good views in all directions. Pillar in good condition


Good condition 11th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, asphalt plug, plaque a few m to N commemorates replanting of the Black Cap in 1953. Flower-rich downland, decent view

Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 28th Aug 2005  13:33  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 37419 12505   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Situated in a perfect setting on top of the South Downs. Great views all round.

TP1440 TP1440 - Blackcap©Alan Grove
TP1440 FB TP1440's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove


Good condition 16th Jan 2005  15:20  by Managra

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tarmac plug. Easy access

Trig point


Good condition 31st May 2004  15:14  by Sussex_Rambler

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Located on the South Downs next to 'Blackcap', this trig offers great views of the South Downs an area of outstanding natural beauty and the countryside towards the North Downs. In great condition despite the central cap having been filled in.

Mount
Centre cap missing


Good condition 30th Mar 2004  11:44  by WackyRaces

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Beautiful walk along South Downs Way from Ditchling Beacon. 'Blackcap' itself is National Trust land and you can roam anywhere on this particular section. Loads of wildlife. Great views in all directions.

The 'Blackcap', plaque, and trig pillar
Flush bracket
The view to the east
The plaque at the Blackcap
The view from my picnic spot ©WackyRaces


Good condition 6th Mar 2004  12:08  by discjirm

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

Visited on a walk down to Newhaven.


Good condition 19th Jun 2000  10:30  by Bridgeman

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

Circular walk out from Lewes with friend taking in part of South Downs Way.


Good condition 23rd Jul 1999  12:00  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: TQ 37418 12500   FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited as Part of the South Downs Challenge with Joe Barnes. (34 of 38)

Blackcap Trig ©jamesleesaunders


Good condition 18th May 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3978  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10



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