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TP1783 - Burnhope Seat
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S6366
OSGB36 Station :
NY86/6
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1783
County :
Durham
Nearest town :
APPLEBY-IN-WESTMR.

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Burnhope SeatNY86/6NY86S006378789.58537536.99747.3692PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

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There are 41 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1790th with 82 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.52/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Apr 1984
Was Last logged: 13th Apr 2019

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

All were within 1001m
The average error was 124m
1 was exact

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Slightly damaged 13th Apr 2019  12:29  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Visited with Brunshaw great summit we didn't hang around long,freezing South Easterly wind so off to find some shelter for lunch.Only place we could find was on the North side of a peat hag,so we arranged a makeshift seated dinning area.

Approach
Trig
Panoramic
Panoramic
Dinning area


Slightly damaged 29th Jun 2018  11:30  by DanTrig

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

10 mile walk Ashgill bridge along valley then following ski tows up and across to summit and trig, great views today in perfect weather, across completely dry bogs and hags to Dead Stones and Flinty Fell then back to car.


Damaged 6th Dec 2017  08:46  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 78790 37541   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Small pull-in for parking immediately S of disused quarry to W on B6277. Rough but mainly dry up to the hill top, then a peat bog mess on to the trig. Pillar sits on a large, and damaged, plinth. Top screed also badly damaged with all spider arm ends exposed; and one top corner and an area at the base damaged. No top cap or plug; rear sight hole open. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP1783©jonglew
Spider - high winds, camera shake TP1783©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1783©jonglew


Slightly damaged 19th Nov 2017  11:50  by Loz&Bib

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked up from the Ski Tow which was being maintained for the forthcoming season. Heavy frost so easy walking over the frozen bog.


Good condition 16th Jul 2017  09:15  by madaddo

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Quite a plod to get here from the A689 through bogs etc


Not Logged 9th Jul 2017  14:11  by ADT

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Solo. Parked in a lay-by and followed the line of a ski tow then broken wall. Durham county top.


Slightly damaged 14th May 2017  00:00  by painterman61

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Easy walking today moor very dry you could have got away with shoes! Trig on big plinth and has some damage plug missing think surveyors placed trig here for a better line of sight. Great sunny long range views today however the real summit is about 300 metre to the west which i visited as well on to dead stones next.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
True top ©painterman61


Damaged 23rd Apr 2017  14:10  by ger

Gridref: NY 78789 37537   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Large pieces of top screed missing - fairly large chunk of conc missing on a bottom corner - open spider. Condition is a bit borderline damaged! Pillar on a huge plinth c/w steps. Good views!


Not Logged 10th Apr 2017  18:58  by Geordie

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


Good condition 9th Apr 2017  00:00  by carolje

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


Good condition 3rd Dec 2016  13:20  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked at cattle grid to South. Followed fencelines, difficult because of big snow drifts. Nice open top, good views of the snowy tops all around.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 19th Mar 2016  13:36  by greenbell

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig itself is ok the base a bit crumbled, even had its own little steps. Historic county top of County Durham now supplanted by Mickle shrouded in grey today. Awe inspiring emptiness as the North Pennine usually provides. Cumbria and the surely unused ski slopes (?) just below. Visit the top further to the north/Alston direction.

Grass, nice change from the exhilarating peat hag hopping
Boundary stone etc
The top! Cross Fell and the Duns haloed by brighter westward conditions


Good condition 1st Nov 2015  14:00  by Moacky

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

Cloudy sleety snow. Sort of followed fence up from cattle grid; more direct route back.


Slightly damaged 2nd Aug 2015  15:22  by stignest

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

dull day with occasional burst of eain. the stodgy route from harwood was pretty easy. teig sits proud on its plinth and is a more worthy spot than its nearby true summit. now off to Dead Stones.


Slightly damaged 24th Jul 2014  13:26  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 78790 37539   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Revisit, from Burnhope Reservoir over Coldberry End, now onto Highwatch Currick.


Slightly damaged 28th May 2014  13:31  by g4wsb

Gridref: NY 79791 37536   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked old quarry across boggy ground, fog damp walk.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Not Logged 30th Nov 2013  00:00  by Sprog

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


Slightly damaged 16th Nov 2013  11:47  by wrose

Gridref: NY 78792 37539   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Out with my walking group - The Irregulars, LDWA - on the forty-second of a series of walks that will visit all the 2000' summits in England and Wales. So, the opportunity to bag this one was just too good not to miss. Walked along the fence line from Coldberry End. Some damage to the top which is open to the elements, the plug being missing. Lovely viewpoint - could see for ever today.

S6366 Burnope Seat Pillar.
S6366 Burnope Seat Flush Bracket.
S6366 Burnope Seat Plug.


Slightly damaged 7th Aug 2013  12:36  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Walked up via the ski tow to the south.

Burnhope Seat Looking towards Cross Fell©paulxtr


Slightly damaged 6th Jul 2013  15:00  by PeteBoggs

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

Followed fence line up from B6277

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 18th Feb 2013  14:21  by theblack

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


Slightly damaged 17th Nov 2011  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 3rd Jul 2011  13:32  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

All I can say is that the trig is more interesting than the actual high point with is 300 meters west and over the bog. Nice trig and plinth. Nice day for a walk.


Slightly damaged 19th Apr 2011  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 7th Jul 2010  17:31  by coinea

Gridref: NY 78789 37536   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 7th Jul 2010  17:24  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 78790 37537   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 21st August 1951 costing 15.4s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NY86/6 in 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 1983. SITE VISIT: Approached from SSW. Parked in roadside recess by county boundary and cattle grid on B6277 at NY781357. Followed fence line, bogs permitting which is a straightened version of the county boundary. High open grazing moorland. Pillar on large plinth, in good condition apart from chipped top. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces 168 SSE. Vented through northmost sight hole. Full 360 open outlook to distant tops but no downward views due to large flat top. Photographed 7/07/2010, GRP.

S6366 - Burnhope Seat & GRP
S6366 - Burnhope Seat pillar & FB


Slightly damaged 17th Jun 2010  12:30  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Above date is most recent of four visits. First on 24/07/1979. Trig point marks old County Durham top but does not stand on summit of Burnhope Seat. This visit on Weardale watershed walk from Cowshill. On Dead Stones later I met 2 Nuttalls collectors & 5 minutes after that, 2 Nick Wright collectors !


Slightly damaged 22nd May 2010  13:05  by ted

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Plug missing, minor damage to top with a bit of graffiti and one spider-end exposed, but not as bad as the trig on Highwatch Currick. One sighting hole open. Substantial plinth contrasting with the mini-cairn which marks the actual top. The plinth is slightly undercut and has its own steps. Some emerald green boggy patches lurking by the fence despite the warm weather.

Burnhope Seat trig
Burnhope Seat trig looking towards Burnhope Reservoir
Burnhope Seat FB
Burnhope Seat top


Good condition 20th Feb 2010  14:50  by alistairpooler

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

A snowy hill walk in the North Pennines


Good condition 7th Oct 2009  11:30  by Marshsand

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited along with Great Stony Hill and Harwood Common. Good views on a beautiful sunny day. Not half as wet underfoot as expected.


Good condition 25th May 2009  08:26  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

with Jamie


Good condition 24th May 2009  09:45  by geek9999

Gridref: NY 78700 37500   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 3rd Jan 2009  13:00  by sheepsocks

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

frozen solid and stunning clear views...best time of the year to do this one....no mud all bogs frozen


Slightly damaged 18th Nov 2008  13:40  by Late starter

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Ascended from road keeping to the right hand side of ski lifts. Glorious sunshine on way up, but thick cloud descended as we arrived at the pillar so view was limited. Ground was so boggy that it took 30 minutes to cover the last 300 metres to the trig. Pillar stands on 3 foot high plinth. Plug missing.

Bergfuehrer at Burnhope Seat pillar


Slightly damaged 18th Nov 2008  13:40  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

County Durham Top. Ascended from the road with Late Starter. We enjoyed sunshine until reaching the summit plateau, when low cloud rolled in to obscure the views. The summit area was very boggy and it took quite a while to reach the pillar, trying to avoid deep water. The pillar has very slight damage, only to the top and as such is on the borderline of good and slightly damaged. Plug missing.


Slightly damaged 25th Jul 2008  12:50  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

2nd of 3 from Burnhope resr, county Durham historic county top, slight damage, good views back down to resr.


Slightly damaged 14th Jun 2008  00:00  by bogdodger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 20th Oct 2007  00:00  by caroleengel

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 5th Jul 2007  14:00  by peebs

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


Slightly damaged 3rd Jun 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

top screed damaged, no cap or plug, boggy area just E of summit, although dryshod today in dry conditions. Dunlin at summit, with usual supporting cast of Lapwing, Curlew, Golden Plover.


Good condition 4th Mar 2007  10:30  by m0sgb

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

views where good just before the bad weather came in cold & wet..


Good condition 5th Nov 2006  09:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 78800 37500   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk up with a bit of bog hopping along the top,cloudy so no views.

Trig with inserts FB Top


Slightly damaged 8th Aug 2006  13:41  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2006  17:42  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Trig on plinth in typical N.Pennines terrain. Saw dunlin on top of hill.

Burnhope Seat The trigpoint.
Burnhope Seat Flush bracket.


Slightly damaged 3rd Dec 2005  13:17  by senrabyar

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st Aug 2005  23:29  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

solo after staying night in little shooters hut to the wsw


Slightly damaged 16th Jul 2005  15:39  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

last top after a 3 day weekend bagging the last 9 nortjhern english marilyns i had to do. easy trog up after this morning's slog up peel fell,no trig. nearly forgot about the high point being away from the trig...nearest english one is now in dorset or some such!! time to go back to wales i think.


Slightly damaged 24th Apr 2005  12:30  by Shacklesborough

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Pillar flaking at the top with the centre plug missing. Unusually raised on a plinth. Nice views on a clear spring day.


Slightly damaged 2nd Nov 2003  14:00  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nuttall, also on ski a few years latter


Good condition 3rd Oct 2002  11:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Harwood Common then trig then true summit of Burnhope Seat with OK going after recent dry weather.


Good condition 14th Jul 2002  20:15  by fasgadh

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

Evening visit, a short walk up past the ski lifts on Yad Moss. Pillar is not at the summit but has the distinction of being the Co. Durham highpoint, and placed for a good view down Weardale. Its in good shape and on a substantial concrete plinth. I think this is deliberate elevation, not erosion exposure.

Burnhope Seat and Weardale. ©fasgadh


Not Logged 15th Dec 2000  10:29  by Chalky

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


Good condition 30th Nov 2000  00:00  by Bramley

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


Good condition 19th Mar 2000  11:40  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited during a hill bagging walk from Ashgill Head.


Good condition 15th Dec 1998  12:30  by jimmy

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

all I can remember is sinking into a bog beside thr trig's pedestal--County Durham's top before Ted Heath messed about with the boundaries.


Not Logged 15th Mar 1998  14:43  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Pennine moorland say no more cant remember condition


Good condition 12th Sep 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Painted white & set on a substantial plinth.


Good condition 24th Apr 1984  11:45  by arranc

Gridref: NY 78700 37500   FB Number: S6366  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

views of cross fell and reservoir to west. the higher top is 230 yards to west.



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