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TP1483 - Blakelow Hill
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Blakelow HillSK26/T4SK26T004425454.14359394.71366.9183PILLAR01/06/1948101/12/1949N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4093rd with 17 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.81/10 (from 47 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd Jan 1997
Was Last logged: 12th Jan 2018

Of the 47 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 109m
The average error was 14m
1 was exact

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Good condition 12th Jan 2018  13:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4184   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked near the cattle grid at start of minor road to NW then an easy walk with one wall to clear to gain Tump summit alternatives and trig.

Good condition 2nd May 2017  12:20  by Malcolmm

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

Not Logged 2nd Jan 2017  09:00  by victron1987

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

In the field of a very angry farmer, we walked up the farm track off the Limestone way from the south, approached by farmer in tractor (whos field trig is in). Someone had knocked his wall down trying to get to the trig presumably and had let his beasts out. Not a happy chap. He ushered us on with a ''suppose you best look whilst you are here" and we came back down the path to the west onto Bonsallimoor Lane. Trig covered with manure could hardly make out the flush bracket.

Good condition 17th Aug 2016  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 25456 59396   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 7th May 2016  12:41  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in layby next to the Limestone Way. Instead of following the path SE headed directly S to the lane then W to the trig. Pillar in vgc and a surprisingly extensive view.

Blakelow Hill ©paulxtr

Good condition 17th Jan 2016  16:51  by Tideswellman

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

Easy to find but harder to reach. Proper planning needed.

Good condition 27th Sep 2015  11:24  by painterman61

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed track parked at end lots of deep bracken good views trig in vgc.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Good condition 1st Aug 2015  14:48  by CJO

Gridref: SK 25455 59395   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact.

Blakelow Hill

Good condition 7th Feb 2015  13:15  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SK 25452 59400   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Snowy plod from layby to NE, first S past mine shaft then W along lane. OS cap, shallow indented letters.

Blakelow Hill The TP.
Blakelow Hill The FB.

Good condition 1st Oct 2014  12:15  by robinhood

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

On a grand day of walking around Winster with my mate, Tracker Dog. Approached from Bonsallmoor Road then took the footpath E/SE then through what looked like old shell-holed Somme battlefield and over some walls and gates. Trig in good condition and great 360 views. On to Nine Ladies stone circle.

Good condition 5th Aug 2014  14:43  by Downfaller

Gridref: SK 25453 59399   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked across from Elton common mainly using the yellows, footpaths not really helping much for this route. approached TP from the West heading across Bonsall moor. two walls + B/W to scramble over, not too difficult, limestone walls are not your substantial Gritstone construction that's for sure! Picked up very overgrow track heading East away from the Pillar back towards the point it meets the Limestone way. returned back to Winster using the Limestone way route and secured a cup of tea at the local shop before climbing back up to Stanton I.T Peak.

Rainy day at Blakelow Hill TP ©Downfaller

Good condition 19th Jul 2014  06:00  by Pritch227

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

ripped soaking wet trousers,broke zip on bag,monsoon like weather,gps failed all in the name of trig bagging,is it worth it?the answer is always yes!parked on bonsall lane on one of the many laybys and headed down blakelow lane,then turned westwards down a second lane,over 3 gates and a little wall,trig can be seen easily on the approach,no views today,headed back through the old mine shafts and relocated the footpath on a nice little circular.


Not Logged 29th Mar 2014  09:27  by ramblingbadgers

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

Stop number one of three on a lovely walk from Birchover

Good condition 14th Dec 2013  12:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 25454 59395   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From east up lanes

Good condition 12th Aug 2013  12:59  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 25400 59300   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked across the Beans & Bacon Mine area to wall south of trig,then into field via section of low wall on corner.Great 360 views.

Good condition 8th Apr 2013  15:05  by Ben Fogerty

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

-parked on Bonsallmoor lane near the footpath. A few wall hops to get to this so didn't hang around.

Blakelow Hill trig

Good condition 18th Sep 2012  21:24  by PeteBoggs

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

Nipped up from road near Bonsall Lne Farm


Good condition 6th Sep 2012  17:10  by Ron Plasma

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

This wasn't on my war room map for 2012 but it's in the National Park so should have been. And besides, I had forgotten my print out of Aleck Low. Confusing. Parked on the unfenced road I thought may have been a private road to Moor Farm and then followed the footpath up - until I lost it. After a bit of wandering I spotted the pillar, and then where the footpath crosses a wall. Once over it's an uphill trespass until you find a weak point to scale the wall again to gain the trig point.

Good condition 13th May 2012  16:20  by Dougsta

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good trig, fairly close to footpaths and no real danger. The Beans and Bacon mines (yes, that really is their name!) have a few access/vent holes around but all are covered and/or overgrown. Quite nice views. Got this one after two nearly attempts which I chickened out of because of roaming bull.

Good condition 12th May 2012  12:38  by Lost Lad

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Along Limestone Way from Winster to Blakelow Lane. Was discouraged from taking the track due West at SK262593 by presence of caravan in opposite field. Instead continued due South then SW along Blakelow Lane to pick up public footpath at SK259586. Proceeded uphill across fields where I was charged by a herd of cows. Thankfully I'd kept to the perimeter of the field so holding my hands aloft followed by a quick hop over the low wall and barbed wire I made my escape. Pillar easily found in pasture on summit. Views OK without being spectacular. Heading over to Oaker Hill now I've calmed down !!

Blakelow Hill ©Lost Lad

Good condition 29th Apr 2012  17:00  by robrat

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

Good condition 29th Apr 2012  16:00  by eddyr

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

Shocking weather so little view, but interesting mine nearby.

Good condition 16th Apr 2012  11:35  by arranc

Gridref: SK 25455 59399   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Feb 2012  14:15  by pjr

Gridref: SK 25414 59398   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well what should have been an easy walk from Stanton pillar to here went astray maybe the brain had frozen up.Did not hang about to cold in this wind,Limestone Way down to Matlock lets get on the bus.

Good condition 29th Jan 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 25457 59399   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 15th Aug 2011  12:49  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 25454 59396   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up the Limestone Way from Winster. Took the track with the rickety gates – getting overgrown at the top with nettles, thistles and bracken so don’t try getting up there in shorts – I got nettled through my trousers. Cows still in the field but no bother. Good views on a warm summer day with some breeze and some blue sky. Continued onto Oaker Hill.

Blakelow Hill

Good condition 18th Jun 2011  14:24  by Terry L

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Metal plug [indented letters]. Private. Blakelow Farm. Peak District National Park. Not an easy one to access: from junction of Limestone Way & Blakelow Lane, take track [not RoW] west & uphill - 3 rickety gates & a low wall to cross before getting into trig field. Pillar guarded by cattle - curious, but not threatening.

Blakelow Hill pillar & guardians

Good condition 10th Apr 2011  15:07  by mrs moo cow

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

On the way back from mountain bike race, so got bike out again in Winster & headed up bridalway opposite Tearsall Farm. Over 2 fallen walls at the end of track leading west. Barb wire is a bit of a problem at 2nd wall.

Blakelow Hill ©mrs moo cow
Blakelow Hill ©mrs moo cow

Good condition 3rd Sep 2010  12:35  by wanderer

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 28th Oct 2009  10:16  by wrose

Gridref: SK 25454 59402   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

My walking group, The Irregulars, LDWA were walking nearby on the Limstone Way. So this was an opportunity for melch and myself to slip away and and bag this one. In a field and on private land but visble and quite easily accessible. We used the farmers track from the east, Negotiated three gates and just has a final gate and wall to climg to reach the pillar. The pillar is in good condition with and indented lettering plug. Views reasonable but there are better in this area. [Second visit on 29 January 2012 with Carole. Still in good condition.]

S4184 Blakelow Hill Pillar.
S4184 Blakelow Hill Flush Bracket.
S4184 Blakelow Hill Plug.

Not Logged 28th Oct 2009  08:54  by melch

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

Good condition 22nd Apr 2009  12:10  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 25454 59398   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I approached it from the footpath to the South and had to climb over a wall into the trig field. Extensive if unspectacular views on a lovely sunny day. All metalwork intact.

General View
Top View

Good condition 4th Jun 2008  11:05  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 25428 59401   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Did this one on a circular walk from Winster on a very pleasant day.Approached it from the east similarly to asbown, no problems.Very good all round views apart from Grangemill Quarry.

Good condition 26th Dec 2007  21:09  by si

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

I did this with bike : walls consequently a nuisance. I guess the fp on the south side is least trespassy. I left the trig towards south - downhill throught the disused mine workings, only the wall at the edge of the field containing the trig to climb. there is a cleft in the hillside between trig and fp- with a steel beam above, where there is an open cave / mine. The trig is made with local aggregate - you can see fossilised clam like shell in the limestone

Good condition 9th Sep 2007  15:43  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th Jul 2007  14:30  by jameswameek

Gridref: SK 25454 59396   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Really good walk. I lost the path on the way towards the trig, but managed it in the end. If approaching from south, be very careful - I think there are lots of mine workings - holes everywhere! Views from the top are great. Photos to be uploaded

Good condition 9th Jun 2007  15:00  by ted

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug intact, one sighting-hole open. Overgrown field. Detour off fp from W, continuing by the green lane to E; minor obstacles with both.

Blakelow Hill trig
Blakelow Hill trig
Blakelow Hill FB

Good condition 18th Mar 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Feb 2007  15:40  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Used same way as asbown.No problems of any kind.

Good condition 10th Nov 2006  14:45  by asbown

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

easy walk up green lane from the east, last 200 or so metres is private and requires abit of gate and wall jumping. nice views from the trig.

Good condition 16th May 2006  18:50  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Access off footpath to west but the whole area is a bit of a mess with mining and landfill. easy to get "lost" from the track.

Good condition 9th Feb 2006  12:17  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Came at this along the green lane to the west, but last bit requires some blatent trespassing. Trig fine, just been nicely mucked by the farmer's spreader

Blakelow Hill pillar

Good condition 7th May 2005  18:45  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 25450 59399   FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar in excellent condition, complete with all metalwork. Excellent views in all directions.

Blakelow Hill pillar ©RoPeHe
Flush Bracket S4184 (Blakelow Hill) ©RoPeHe

Good condition 30th Apr 2005  14:20  by Historian

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Surprisingly good long distance views on a clear sunny afternoon after the rain and cloud had lifted.

Good condition 16th Jan 2005  11:50  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Last 300 yards a chore due to walls and barbed wire. Views should be good on a good day, misty at present.

Good condition 24th Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

metal cap, pasture by wall

Good condition 2nd Jan 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4184  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

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