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TP1750 - Buckstone
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S6974
OSGB36 Station :
SO52/4
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1750
County :
Gloucestershire
Nearest town :
MONMOUTH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
BuckstoneSO52/4SO52S004354179.44212261.32278.9802PILLAR01/06/1954101/03/1959N0

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There are 45 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1993rd with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.45/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd May 1981
Was Last logged: 14th Feb 2020

Of the 58 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 118m
The average error was 25m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©Pritch227

©WuzzerL

By asbown
Buckstone
©paulxtr
Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ
S6974 Buckstone
By wrose
S6974
By iainmac
Buckstone
©SidAndBob
See 37 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 14th Feb 2020  09:28  by MaximumBob

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Jan 2020  11:45  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

nice walk up great views and my 800th pillar bagged!!! proud moment

©WuzzerL


Good condition 5th Jan 2020  11:43  by Pritch227

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

great position,nice walk through woodland.

©Pritch227


Good condition 19th Sep 2019  13:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked just off the A136 at the end of the village of Staunton.took the footpath up through the woods following the stone wall.trig found by Buckstone, area known as the Meend. Nice spot on a sunny day.


Good condition 7th Aug 2019  15:05  by asbown

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

Lovely walk up, great views.


Good condition 5th Apr 2019  14:47  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From layby WNW of pilar. Up the steep track then past the rocks.

Buckstone ©paulxtr


Good condition 14th Mar 2018  15:14  by dadu 13

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A really nice walk up from the Village of Staunton on a lovely day, most of it on lanes, but some including the last bit through the forest. Great views of the Druid's Stone from here.

©dadu 13


Good condition 26th Jun 2017  06:06  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Saw lovely sunrise while getting to this first trig of the day. Just cycled up the track to the top and there it was behind a dry stone wall. Sheep were crossing the road in Staunton on my way through.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point


Good condition 16th Apr 2017  11:32  by Osprey

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


Good condition 20th Oct 2016  09:24  by wrose

Gridref: SO 54179 12268   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S6974 Buckstone Pillar.
S6974 Buckstone Flush Bracket.
S6974 Buckstone Plug.


Good condition 28th Sep 2016  14:45  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 54180 12268   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from Staunton


Good condition 24th Jul 2016  09:57  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy one to bag. Walked towards reservoir entrance then short walk to pillar.

Mr K at pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 18th Jul 2016  11:22  by andypad

Gridref: SO 54174 12261   FB Number: 6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©andypad
©andypad


Not Logged 2nd Jul 2016  19:43  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SO 54179 12261   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Mar 2016  18:23  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

drive up to within 25m of height so only 5mins or so up to top. Open central plug great views wsw to some hill I must check out.

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger
summit rock ©vegibagger


Good condition 20th Sep 2015  14:16  by tom

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The pillar is sited in the Wye Valley AONB near the north western edge of the Forest of Dean between Coleford and Monmouth. I walked up to the site through the woods from the layby on the A4136 Staunton Road to the north. The lanes of Staunton Meend are close to the trig if you donít fancy the walk. The pillar has FB S6974 but lacks a cap or plug. The view from the trig is now partly restricted by nearby trees. It looks across the Forest of Dean to the distant Cotswold Edge to the south. There is an impressive view from the Buck Stone across to the Black Mountains in the north-west. The Buck Stone is a former Logan that was repaired and reinstated after being toppled in the 19th century. Between the Buck Stone and the trig are a small concrete pyramid flagstaff base and a bowl-like rock associated with sacrificial rites in local folklore.



Not Logged 7th May 2015  18:28  by WHITEDEER

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Oct 2014  10:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 19th Oct 2014  14:00  by cavinguk

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views of the Black Mountains, the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. One of my favourite local spots


Good condition 8th Oct 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 54181 12266   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Jul 2014  14:31  by Katy

Gridref: SO 54180 12262   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

a short walk up from Staunton

©Katy


Good condition 29th Mar 2014  13:15  by Razz

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up a muddy track from the main road through Staunton. A bit of a hazy day but good view across towards Monmouth.


Good condition 2nd Jan 2014  15:30  by The Coachmans Pair

Gridref: SO 54174 12252   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Logged after finding the Multi-cache that uses the pillar. Sadly no photos as I left the camera at home!


Good condition 9th Oct 2013  07:30  by Chalky

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spider centre open.


Good condition 27th Jul 2013  16:23  by CJO

Gridref: SO 54180 12263   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Torrential rain. No cap. Probably good views. Didn't hang around. The big triangular pseudo-pillar is probably a flagstaff base as evidence by large diameter hole in its centre.

Buckstone


Good condition 29th Sep 2012  14:26  by jonglew

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Scored this as a 6 for the buckstone although there are some views to be had, but not as impressive as they would have been before the trees grew up. We parked in Christchurch and walked to the Buckstone via Staunton returning via the limestone quarry. There is another truncated square pyramid concrete structure next to the trig, but have been unable to find out what it is.

Pillar TP1750©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1750©jonglew


Good condition 15th Jul 2012  15:52  by Harris Tweed

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Buckstone ©Harris Tweed


Good condition 11th Apr 2012  15:00  by davey and emsy

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice view from here!

©davey and emsy


Good condition 26th Nov 2011  11:52  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited whilst out on an MTB ride. We stopped for lunch here and then carried on. Trig in good condition and the views are great!


Good condition 14th Sep 2011  16:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on minor road to Buckstone Adventure Centre then up path following wall to top which is one of 2 large rocks.


Good condition 18th Mar 2011  12:40  by Shelfyowen

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


Good condition 17th Oct 2010  15:03  by Stevie Boy

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

Visited as part of a complex circular walk which also took in the suck stone,far harkening rock,Biblins & Bracelands.Nice walk up from Staunton.Great view over Mons & Hfds plus Black Mountains.First frost of the autumn.Lovely day

279m


Good condition 30th Aug 2010  13:30  by lackofluke

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in layby on road below and walked up through the forest.


Good condition 24th Apr 2010  16:02  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Apr 2009  12:00  by wigglesworth

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked near Staunton church and walked up along good surface. A very pleasant walk which raised the heartbeat. Top insert missing. Imagine that there are excellent views but hazy today.

Double vision with apparent mini trig ©wigglesworth


Not Logged 17th Apr 2009  14:00  by Forest_Trekker

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


Good condition 14th Feb 2009  13:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Trigpoint
Flush Bracket


Good condition 10th Aug 2008  18:00  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visiting the nearby 'Druids Stone' Geocache. An easy stroll to the trigpoint and great view.


Good condition 9th Aug 2008  10:00  by wheelybarrow

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Logged whilst on way to nearby geocache.


Good condition 11th May 2008  20:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked near pub on A4136 in Staunton.Short walk up through woods to excellent trig and the sun setting over the Black mountain.


Good condition 17th Feb 2008  19:37  by ABar

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from the village whilst out geocaching


Good condition 5th Jan 2008  15:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

the second concrete pillar looks to me like the remains of a flagpole base


Good condition 12th Nov 2007  10:33  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked from Coleford via Newland and Knockalls Inclosure to reach this trig point. A new wall along the ridge immediately to the south. Trig point accessable via two gates.

Buckstone Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Buckstone Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 2nd Sep 2007  19:45  by Father Ted

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I parked in the village near the phone box and walked up the hill from there. Good views across the valleys.


Good condition 2nd Oct 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S6974
S6974
S6974


Good condition 5th Sep 2006  14:25  by Managra

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©Managra
©Managra


Good condition 24th Aug 2006  11:00  by sniffadogz

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views. Visited as part of 'The Druids Stone' cache.


Good condition 30th Jun 2006  16:00  by write and mane

Gridref: SO 54180 12262   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Buckstone Trig Pillar The Buckstone is behind and to the left (but low down and in the shade) and offers fine views into the Wye valley near Monmouth.©write and mane
Buckstone Trig Point Bracket ©write and mane


Good condition 2nd May 2006  17:00  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Found whilst setting out my own geocache site. Always loved this place. It is said that druids used the nearby stone for sacrificial slaughter. It is also called the "Rocking Stone" as it used to do just that until some young thugs from way back pushed it too far and it toppled into this position where it is now fixed.


Good condition 28th Jan 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug, edge of deciduous woodland. Strange pyramid (?concrete) adjacent - the Buck Stone itself?


Good condition 13th Nov 2005  09:41  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 54200 12300   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to find,drive up to near resevoir,great views back over forest and beyond.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 21st Dec 2004  12:14  by SidAndBob

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

We walk here a lot as we live nearby. You often see deer in the woods to the south and even wild boar which were dumped here a couple of years ago.

Buckstone On this visit we snapped some stags and had to stop in the road for several wild boar. Also a body was found dumped in a parking area across the road. They reckon it was a mafia killing from Cardiff, just dumping the body here - so it's safe to visit. A busy day all in all!©SidAndBob


Good condition 3rd Apr 2004  15:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: SO 54251 12355   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Whats the craic with the pyramid? Very strange companion to the trig. A drive up, as well because I was knackered after the orienteering. The summit of this "Clem" is a conglomerate boulder with a great view down to the Wye. Good nick, but the allen key git has visited.

Buckstone Metal
Buckstone Strange pyramid with a hole in it is up here too.


Good condition 28th Sep 2003  11:00  by desperate dan

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

It's possible to cycle all the way to the trig point from Monmouth, a winding climb of 800 feet. Excellent views out to NW through gap in trees. Is the pyramid the Buckstone?


Not Logged 1st Apr 2000  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - pleasant amble, no view, nr road


Good condition 5th Sep 1998  13:05  by arranc

Gridref: SO 54100 12200   FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Apr 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing.


Good condition 2nd May 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S6974  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10



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