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TP1443 - Blackdown
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S1675
OSGB36 Station :
TQ13/7
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1443
County :
West Sussex
Nearest town :
HASLEMERE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
BlackdownTQ13/7TQ13S007491933.85129605.56280.4522PILLAR01/06/1952101/06/1975N0

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There are 57 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3044th with 26 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.10/10 (from 78 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Apr 1986
Was Last logged: 7th Jul 2018

Of the 78 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 34m
The average error was 9m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Trig Point
By G1ANQ
Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ

By bwm
Plate
By thedanholt

By meandmymum
G4TSQ with radio masts etc
By G4TSQ
Radio day also
©g4wsb
See 50 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 7th Jul 2018  06:15  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice stroll up from carpark from South. It might only be 6am but it is already getting warm. This Trig might be high up but it doesn't have any views.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point


Slightly damaged 13th Jan 2018  13:40  by bwm

Gridref: SU 91941 29605   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

1 top corner chipped to expose end of spider


Good condition 14th Oct 2017  14:02  by dal

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Delightful stroll up through the woods from the car parking area to the S. No cap. Limited views, given it is in the trees, but a very pleasant spot.


Good condition 23rd Jul 2017  17:15  by thedanholt

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in lay by at junction with Fernden Lane and Quell Lane. Followed bridleway on gentle incline and through farm gate. Flattened out at top - look out for OS feature in ground at corner with two paths. Pillar short distance to south west but not easily visible. Plate in place, no cap or filler. Misty when visited so difficult to know if views are good - seemed quite wooded. Would have visited Temple of the Winds if weather better. Around 30 minute round trip.

Front of pillar
Plate
Top of pillar
Front and side of pillar


Good condition 26th Jun 2017  11:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 2nd Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 91935 29611   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Path to trig off side track to BW at SU919295. Also a Marilyn and a County Top


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:42  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 2nd Jan 2017  11:35  by dianarama

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On a smaller path through light tree cover - not visible from main path.


Good condition 8th Aug 2016  11:30  by sixtyplus

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Dropped by on a circular from Haslemere via Temple of the winds and Serpent Trail. Bell and Ling Heather as well as bilberries. The pillar has lost most of its paint and the view is obscured by vegetation. The view from the Temple of the Winds made up for it


Damaged 16th Jul 2016  19:50  by stignest

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

parked s.e. and up direct path. contouring bridleway blocked by large fallen tree and u/growth. dir path clear mostly. superb view from where contours level out. trig is in semi cover but good path to it easily over one very large fallen tree. some damage to pillar. if the trees are ever cleared the 360 view up here will be superb.


Good condition 4th Apr 2016  12:50  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice location in woodland, with Galloway cattle wandering nearby- super views too.


Good condition 16th Mar 2016  12:40  by Velosaurus

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up to this Trigpoint for the South Downs Geotour cache that is nearby. Lovely sunny days and spectacular views on the way here

Fellow geocacher at the trig Sadly my iphone died overnight and this is the photo I have managed to salvage from my visit to this trig©Velosaurus


Good condition 15th Mar 2016  17:17  by erynluin

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Beauty spot which i guess is more overgrown now than when the trig was placed. I love woodlands and heathland, and a trig was like a treasure in the middle.


Not Logged 28th Feb 2016  00:00  by carolje

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


Good condition 30th Dec 2015  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst grabbing a geocache close by. Walked up from car park - approx. 0.8 miles away along fairly good paths. Pillar painted white some time ago but now fading.

TP1443 ©explorer_olway
TP1443 ©explorer_olway


Not Logged 4th Oct 2015  11:14  by meandmymum

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Walked up from car park in Tennyson Lane. Lots of dog walkers out enjoying the weather, but sadly just too hazy to appreciate the views.


Good condition 12th Aug 2015  14:00  by Moacky

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

Visiting the historic county top of Sussex. Delightful woodland walk.


Not Logged 4th Aug 2015  19:53  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 8th Apr 2015  11:20  by G4TSQ

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located after an 0.81 mile walk from the car park at Tenyson Lane. Activated the trig for the Worked All Britain amateur radio net. Beautiful sunny day which made the whole trip very enjoyable.

G4TSQ with radio masts etc Amateur radio activation
Flush Bracket Flush Bracket


Good condition 10th Mar 2015  16:33  by runblue

Gridref: SU 91932 29609   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©runblue


Good condition 5th Jan 2015  14:34  by mntainman

Gridref: SU 91936 29602   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 3rd Aug 2014  13:11  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

To Haslemere to a friend's garden open under the NGS (deep envy!). Thence to Blackdown for a 6ml stroll on a lovely sunny, breezy afternoon. Lots of rhododendron clearing in progress. Some views NW where the trees were cleared in 2010, but they are growing back quite quickly. S s/hole and centre open, otherwise vgc.


Good condition 23rd Jun 2014  15:30  by The Reverend

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 17th Jan 2014  11:00  by DanTrig

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

Nice little circular from Haslemere to bag Black Down county top and trig, then drove to Hindhead, a walked a small circular around the Devils Punchbowl to bag Hindhead (Gibbet Hill) trig. 14 miles altogether.


Good condition 5th May 2013  18:00  by Crazy

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

Much nicer here than Leith Hill where we'd come from due to the absence of people. Beautiful evening with bird song everywhere though we haven't a clue what types of bird are serenading us. Enjoying fruit pastille power which our car Eric could probably have done with as he struggled to the parking spot. Visited the viewpoint and memorial seat first before finding a pool; then the trig and checked out a few possibly higher lumps nearby to tick off East Sussex's county top as well. Lots of rustling in leaves; climbing in tree roots and sliding down steep banks for fun on the way down the side of the hill.


Good condition 28th Oct 2012  16:30  by lejogger

Gridref: SU 91900 29600   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Top of the county to you


Good condition 27th Oct 2012  00:00  by Bramley

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


Good condition 20th Oct 2012  12:48  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 91930 29600   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk from parking to the North.....lovely forest walking .....v misty so didnt visit Temple of Winds as could barely see 20 ft! Pillar good and an easy find.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 5th Sep 2012  14:30  by magirob

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

Blackdown


Not Logged 15th Aug 2012  14:54  by panniers

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



Good condition 17th Jun 2012  11:14  by Griggsy

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Haslemere

©Griggsy


Good condition 6th Apr 2012  11:05  by wrose

Gridref: SU 91932 29608   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I parked in a small lay-by to the - 'P' on the map but nothing really to indicate that it was a car park. Then followed a path up to The Temple of the Winds from where I mad my way on paths directly to the pillar. It is in good condition although the plug is long gone and as a result the top is open to the elements. What a wonderful area this is. As it was Good Friday it was lovely to see so many families out walking taking in good air and good weather.

S1675 Blackdown Pillar.
S1675 Blackdown Flush Bracket.
S1675 Blackdown Plug.


Good condition 29th Jan 2012  10:45  by hotbox16

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found on a cold January morning whilst on a 10 mile hike down and up Blackdown Hill


Good condition 14th Jan 2012  13:45  by kenellis

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

Now surrounded by trees so no view - go to nearby 'temple of winds' at 920296 memorial seat for amazing view over weald and to east.


Good condition 2nd Jan 2012  15:50  by Biffin

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©Biffin


Good condition 20th Nov 2011  11:31  by jonglew

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

County top of West Sussex. A dull and misty day when we visited so not the score it probably deserves. We parked in Fernhurst walking east on footpaths to Temple of the Winds and then north to the trig, continuing north and then east on the Sussex Border Path, before returning south to the car. Lovely woodland area with lots of families and dog walkers around. Trig in good condition.

Pillar TP1443©jonglew


Slightly damaged 18th Jul 2011  21:23  by Team Harrison

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

completely moist and foggy with night setting in! always remember to take your map!!!!!

It was a moist experience


Good condition 25th Mar 2011  12:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My first new pillar of 2011! Lovely spot on a glorious day. Plug is missing but otherwise OK. Very white painted. E sighthole open, others closed. On edge of mature coniferous forest with clear W views.


Good condition 28th Nov 2010  12:45  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Much of the country under heavy snow but only a deep frost for us (-9 dec C at 9am which is a bit chilly for the temperate SE!) So a very sunny but bitterly cold walk from Haslemere s to Blackdown (the shortest picnic on record at the Temple of the Winds, so cold!). Trees have just been cleared to the NW of this trig, opening up good views of the hills in that direction.


Good condition 2nd Nov 2010  10:24  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SU 91930 29613   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Blackdown Trig in the trees.
Blackdown Flush bracket.


Good condition 18th Sep 2010  13:35  by bowlesy

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


Good condition 31st Aug 2010  19:15  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 91928 29616   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In trees just off main track, views south towards south downs. Plug Missing. Great views from temple of the winds not far from here


Good condition 26th Jun 2010  14:56  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I parked in the car park to the North(ish) and walked up. A lovely place in general. Had to head up off the main path to get to the trig but there were plenty of small tracks to follow. There are hints of views through the tress, but it is best to continue on to the Temple of the Winds which has a fantastic panoramic view to the East. Me 280m

A lovely place... and the nearby temple of the winds gives amazing views


Good condition 19th Jun 2010  06:58  by tinkersean

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Apr 2010  09:15  by g4wsb

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
Radio day also ©g4wsb


Good condition 19th Nov 2009  13:50  by asbown

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

easy walk up footpath from the minor road, just the last 100 metres or so through the trees, just a stone's throw from here is the west sussex county top,this 1 completes the set for me of every historic/1974admin and current county ua/tops in england,still got the isle of man and a few in south wales plus pembrokeshire to do to complete england and wales,


Slightly damaged 19th Apr 2009  15:06  by hussyhill

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked up the very steep hill from a lay by spot in Fernden Lane. This really is the top of West Sussex, a warm hazy day with fantastic scenery. Found the Temple of the Winds which is a 5 min walk from here, and worth the time following the unmarked spot.

Flush Bracket ©hussyhill
The Trig ©hussyhill
On Our Spot We don\'t know if you can get much higher.©hussyhill
View From Temple of Winds Worth finding this place as it is only 5 mins away, and a lovely place to site and watch the world.©hussyhill


Good condition 9th Apr 2009  16:06  by vegibagger

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

2nd visit, this time with son Jamie on a south of england marilyn summit bagging exercise.


Good condition 30th Jun 2008  17:40  by mikelevett

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 15th Mar 2008  16:37  by Darac

Gridref: SU 91939 29620   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 11th Dec 2007  15:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 26th Aug 2007  12:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

With John Stephenson, EMI, on FMD duties nearby. Slightly tricky to find trig point. Reasonable views southward from a clearing south of trig point, sunny but hazy.


Good condition 20th May 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Open mixed woodland. Poorly defined summit. From main track, a wide track heads W; in 100m a narrow track heads N to trig. I seem to recall my first visit, for the Marilyn summit, was by moonlight, and I went straight to the summit, more than I can say for this daylight visit :-(


Good condition 29th Apr 2007  15:26  by Ann_and_Brian

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Been repaired Cap still fitted, deep engraving

The Pillar
Flush Bracket
The Cap


Not Logged 5th Feb 2007  14:30  by PetersfieldPoodlePosse

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Unusual in the fact it is surrounded by trees and a forest?


Good condition 2nd Sep 2006  11:30  by Womble

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hidden in woods of path running from car park to Temple of the Winds. Side path of here goes within 20 metres of Trig pillar. Pissing down with rain on the day.

Flush Bracket ©Womble
Black Down trig pillar in September ©Womble


Good condition 19th Jul 2006  14:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

At about this very time in this very county, the highest ever UK July temperature was being recorded and here I was climbing hills! Lucky it wasn't too taxing! Took a little finding and loks like it may get overgrown in future years.


Good condition 28th Jun 2006  16:33  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great Location, fantastic views, quiet - pillar good condition - Highest point in West Sussex at 917 feet.


Good condition 1st May 2006  13:15  by Vaughan

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Being a little hidden makes it more interesting when you do track it down.


Good condition 12th Apr 2006  11:15  by Shamus

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

We had fun finding this one. First we headed for the Temple of the Winds. Then headed north across country untill we found the trig in some trees. It was at this point I discovered that there is a footpath that go's right past it that is not marked on the OS map, ho hum!

©Shamus
©Shamus


Good condition 12th Apr 2006  11:15  by abi

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

this was a little hidden but a good walk to get there


Good condition 12th Mar 2006  13:34  by Alan Grove

Gridref: SU 91935 29606   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Located in woodland on the highest point in West Sussex. Rather hazy during my visit, but the views are generally obstructed by trees. Notices around the area state that the National Trust is undertaking a programme of tree clearance in order to restore some of the heathland and open up the views. So perhaps the views from the trig will improve in the future.

TP1443 TP1443 - Blackdown©Alan Grove
TP1443 FB TP1443's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove


Good condition 11th Mar 2006  12:02  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: SU 91935 29604   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

GPSr gave elevation 278m.

Blackdown Trig
Blackdown Flush Bracket


Good condition 23rd Feb 2006  12:13  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very pretty Walk with dusting of snow with dear Stella Armstrong who's sadly no longer with us


Good condition 12th Feb 2006  14:30  by lackofluke

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As fasgadh mentions, the 1974 British Orienteering Championships were held here. Today, the forest had to make do with me and a bunch of people from Oxford Uni Orienteering Club doing some training on it! The plug is still there.


Good condition 28th Jan 2006  13:00  by mikewhiskey2

Gridref: SU 91938 29607   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

GPS gave elevation of 278m. Beautiful place.


Good condition 30th Dec 2005  20:41  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

easy to reach via many-a-path criss crossing the top, true summit debatable- many humps were stood on!


Good condition 14th May 2005  16:00  by WheresThePath.com

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

done whilst county top bagging (Sussex & West Sussex) suprisingly easy to find appears to be pathe leading right to it - for the full story please visit - http://www.wheresthepath.com/county_tops/ct_sussex&west_sussex.htm

Blackdown Trig ©WheresThePath.com


Good condition 13th Jun 2004  11:58  by discjirm

Gridref: SU 91935 29610   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This pillar marks West Sussex's highest point, and so I was hoping that there would be some good views. In this I was disappointed as the pillar is surrounded by woodland, a short distance away from the nearest footpath. Despite the lack of views it was still worth a visit, and I enjoyed a tanquil fifteen minute rest against the pillar.


Not Logged 12th Jun 2002  00:00  by Sprog

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


Not Logged 25th Feb 2002  15:07  by Chalky

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


Good condition 19th Nov 2000  11:40  by jimmy

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Jun 1999  00:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked from Marley Common along Sussex Border Path, then back through Ferndown. Beautiful rhododendrons.


Good condition 8th May 1998  11:18  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 10th Feb 1997  08:30  by fasgadh

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A very pleasant walk to the Sussex county top. Lovely woods that have in the past held the British Oroenteering Championships. Was able to find the pillar and supposedly the summit.


Good condition 4th Aug 1996  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 15th Jul 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Highest point in West Sussex.Plug with heavily indented lettering.


Good condition 28th Apr 1986  18:15  by arranc

Gridref: SU 91900 29600   FB Number: S1675  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

completely surrounded by trees, no views in any direction. west sussex top.



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