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TP1751 - Buckton Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Buckton HillST11/T85ST11T085314870.9490822.81180.2034PILLAR01/06/1948101/10/1951N0

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There are 16 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 12774th with 56 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.08/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Jan 2005
Was Last logged: 25th Apr 2020

Of the 26 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 74m
The average error was 35m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Seating plan
Lovely day
By pat29
S4981 Buckton Hill
By wrose
S4981 Buckton Hill
By wrose
Flush Bracket
By Dusty
Some where in the trees
©Anthony V
The Red Lion & Sidbury Church
By widget
See 9 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 25th Apr 2020  16:00  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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

Lovely bluebell wood. Easy to find at the end of a grassy path, just to the side of a clearing in the wood. No views but serene. Rob H

Good condition 15th Mar 2020  11:15  by gower lad

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From side road at Steven's Cross, then lane, track and FP. Pillar under trees on edge of clearing close to wooden garden seat. Mature woodland, hence no views.

Good condition 17th Oct 2019  12:24  by JohRvs

Gridref: SY 14870 90821   FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Mar 2019  14:25  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4981   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Sunny with lovely woodland parked to SW.

Good condition 24th Oct 2018  14:28  by slateloose

Gridref: SY 14800 90800   FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked near Long Barn House and followed East Devon Way through Buckley Plantation turning south towards the trig at top of woodland. The bridal way goes through a small holding with loose dogs, its best to divert slightly to the right and avoid this keeping to the woodland. The area near the trig is tidy with cut grassy areas that look like small campsites.

Good condition 20th Jul 2017  18:00  by RichardL

Gridref: SY 14874 90834   FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I think it's worth a point above average, if only for the fact that it's now been cleared of bracken and bramble, and is much easier to find.

Good condition 10th Feb 2017  10:30  by lejogger

Gridref: SY 14800 90800   FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Seating plan ©lejogger

Not Logged 12th Jul 2016  12:15  by pat29

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

lovely walk from from Sidbury,

Lovely day

Good condition 7th Jul 2016  15:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on corner before Buckton Farm. Short pull up through woods to arrive on a 'lawned' avenue. Turn right and walk 75m to find trig on the right in a cleared views ,but a lovely spot, complete with bench and camp fire!

Good condition 23rd Apr 2015  08:35  by bluebeard

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 2nd Apr 2014  17:20  by wrose

Gridref: SY 14874 90825   FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

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

S4981 Buckton Hill Pillar.
S4981 Buckton Hill Flush Bracket.
S4981 Buckton Hill Plug.

Good condition 1st Apr 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SY 14877 90828   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Allowed to park at Buckton Farm to SW by friendly farmer

Good condition 19th Sep 2013  10:02  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Good condition 22nd May 2013  08:55  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Aug 2012  13:40  by cmb1953

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 11th Dec 2011  14:30  by Lemon Tree

Gridref: SY 14800 90800   FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lovely forest setting

Good condition 22nd May 2011  17:03  by micks trigs

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

i just took pot luck and clambered through the woods found top eventually then luckily by going left found pillar blends in quite well with the scenery around it

©micks trigs

Good condition 17th Apr 2011  14:30  by geodruth

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Buckton Hill Trig Nicely surrounded by trees.©geodruth

Good condition 4th Nov 2010  15:05  by Dusty

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 26th Aug 2009  12:45  by mitsiman

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Came at this via the East Devon Way from the N. Parked in the gateway to the track just at the top of Hatway Hill. Follow the Bridleway until you see a sign marked Sweethill Wood, then keep straight, deviating from the main BW which goes Right, for about 100M or so. There it is deep in the wood. You can tell it was August by the rain, strong wind and fog!!

Good condition 24th Jan 2009  15:45  by Anthony V

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Not much more can be said about this one that hasn't already been said. I can understand why not many people come to this on. A great view if you like trees. If it wasn't for them I think I could see my home from this one as well. The next nearest pub is the Blue Ball at Sidford. You could park there and then return for a well earned pint.

Some where in the trees Buckton hill from Knapp hill, Sidmouth. ©Anthony V

Good condition 6th Aug 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters. At summit where path turns L, follow brambly path R: trig perched at end of ridge, 10m W of path.

Good condition 13th Oct 2005  16:05  by widget

Gridref: SY 14900 90800   FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

It is a sharp pull up from the farm. When you reach the crest, turn right and follow a small brambly path which leads you to the moss-covered trig after about 75m. No views from here, but Sidmouth looks inviting nestling in its valley from the edge of the wood. Nearest pub is 'The Red Lion' in Sidbury which, juxtaposed with the church, is a classic English scene.

The trig in dappled sunlight
The FB
Sidmouth basking in an Indian Summer's warmth
The Red Lion & Sidbury Church

Good condition 29th Sep 2005  12:30  by maurice

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pilar is nearly covered with moss and is in thick undergrowth of fern and blackberry in a mainly coniferous wood. Not exactly easy to spot.

Couldn't find it 10th Jul 2005  13:15  by Managra

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

The trig is about 15m off the path as described by Mick and Shane, but at the time of our visit, the undergrowth was so dense, it was impossible to see it. You would have needed a machete to hack your way through the brambles, gorse and bracken to stand a chance of finding it. We persevered for a bit but after being snagged by a particularly vicious bramble behind the knees (it drew blood - ouch!), we gave up.

Good condition 22nd Jan 2005  15:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4981  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

There is room to park at the top of the lane that leads to Buckton Farm. It was quite a pull up through the woods compared to the rest of the trigs we've done today, (Shane decided to stay in the car because it was raining!). When you reach the summit of the wood and the path turns left there is a fainter path which doubles back to the trig. It is on the right and covered with lichen/algae. Plug with indented lettering.

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