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TP1848 - Cairn End
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cairn EndNY86/T13NY86T013371931.94560670.93303.8703PILLAR01/06/1953101/11/1955N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2428th with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.30/10 (from 23 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Apr 1994
Was Last logged: 13th Apr 2019

Of the 23 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 3m
The average error was 1m
1 was exact

John Riley John Riley senrabyar senrabyar Border Peat Border Peat CJO CJO caroleengel caroleengel Clochandighter Clochandighter Cairn End Cairn End [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 13th Apr 2019  13:10  by painterman61

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy route and walking from the verge parking next to the white gate.Trig in vgc with plug fine views to Northumberland.

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

Good condition 19th Aug 2017  17:13  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on verge by entrence to Low Byer and very straight forward route north up Todhillwood Fell. Could be renamed ' Watership Down' there were that many rabbits running around the hillside. Dog was going radge, had to be kept on her lead the whole walk. Heather in full flower, I do like a purple hillside. Decent views.

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View West with Rosie

Good condition 12th Aug 2017  10:45  by ted

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached from road to E, following a faint track for most of the way. Plug intact. Showers and shooters.

Cairn End trig
Cairn End trig
Cairn End FB
Cairn End top
Cairn End TMA-3

Good condition 29th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 71933 60669   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just about enough room to park on verge at NY727611 - just to NW of FP

Good condition 11th Mar 2017  15:18  by CJO

Gridref: NY 71933 60669   FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

All intact. Rough moor. Very boggy. Bagging Assistant not impressed.

Cairn End

Good condition 29th Nov 2016  09:45  by PeteBoggs

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

Same route as Clochandighter. Manhole covers still not in place


Good condition 12th Nov 2016  12:30  by beckroad

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy walk alongside a plantation and up onto the moorland. A number of large stones surround the base of this pillar.

Good condition 23rd Jun 2016  15:17  by senrabyar

Gridref: NY 71933 60668   FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th May 2016  18:12  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking and route as per Clochandighter. Imho this is the most northerly Pennine trig pillar and as such has a fitting name.

Cairn End ©paulxtr

Good condition 4th Oct 2014  15:00  by Rick Trig

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

Parked in layby next to woods, up 'footpath' then up passed grouse butts, then hard work through heather to trig. About a mile each way. Nice 360 views.

Good condition 26th May 2012  19:09  by Border Peat

Gridref: NY 71931 60671   FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S6441©Border Peat

Good condition 5th Apr 2012  14:25  by staggie34

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

Walked up from Plenmeller. Great views from here but surrounding ground is rough. Approach from north is more interesting. Trig in good condition with a skull on the top! Photo does not do justice to the great view of Cold Fell in the background.

The Trig and skull

Good condition 19th Oct 2010  12:00  by stan toon

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

Great views.Walked from highest point on road on clearish path.

Good condition 26th Jun 2010  10:20  by coinea

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 26th Jun 2010  10:18  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 71932 60671   FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th July 1951 costing 18.9s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NY86/T13 in 1953. Levelled for height in 1955. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from east. Parked on verge on NE side of road at NY728609 where RoW crosses. Be careful to avoid driving over insecure manhole covers. Through gate onto old road then straight line across moor to trig. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS cap with raised small letters. Flush bracket faces 92 east. Vented through south sight hole. 360 open outlook.

S6441 - Cairn End & GRP
S6441 - Cairn End pillar & FB

Good condition 26th May 2009  17:25  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

guessing it would have been nicer if i wasn't being pelted with hail!

Good condition 3rd May 2007  12:45  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice views all round. We came up from Haltwhistle. The ROW across the moor from Milldam Plantation is indistict. It's far easier to follow the track running alongside the grouse butts and head up to the moor top following the sheep trails as best you can, the trig is clearly visible from the last grouse butt. As John comments, if approaching from other directions you won't see the trig until you reach the crown of the hill. Now on access land but I got the sense that it's a little visited stretch of moorland. Somewhat puzzled by andyc's entry, it's hard to imagine an open cast mine anywhere near this trig?

Good condition 3rd May 2007  12:45  by SUE-C

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

100th trig!

Good condition 3rd Jul 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, small raised letters, heathery summit, nice view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 4th Jun 2005  15:45  by Isosceles

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 26th Mar 2005  08:16  by John Riley

Gridref: NY 71931 60670   FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

It was a cold and dull Easter Saturday morning. I approached from the West from Park Village via Lynnshield and accross Ramshaw Fell. I was having doubts on the final rise that there may be nothing on the summit and my first 'first' would be a failure. Then I saw it standing there just as I had hoped, and in excellent condition. Its a lonely tract of grouse moorland with views up to Hadrian's Wall area. Altogether an enjoyable early morning run. Note added 05-09-06: If anyone is puzzled by my reference to my first 'first' its because I was the first to log this trig on this website. Obviously andyc and jimmy had visited earlier but logged later.

Cairn End Approach from the West.
Cairn End Looking East to the beacon on Plenmeller Common.
Cairn End Looking North West.
Cairn End Flush bracket.
Cairn End Close up of top.
Cairn End Looking North East.
Cairn End Looking South.
Cairn End Looking West.

Good condition 12th Jun 2000  12:32  by jimmy

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 24th Apr 1994  12:50  by andyc

FB Number: S6441  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Nearly engulfed by Opencast mining and conveyor belts. visited on return from a scout walk.

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