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TP2808 - Donington Resr
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
11801
OSGB36 Station :
SK54/T24
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2808
County :
Leicestershire
Nearest town :
LONG EATON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Donington ResrSK54/T24SK54T024444358.17326372.9296.9503PILLAR01/06/1938101/06/1966N0

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There are 57 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13376th with 54 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.01/10 (from 74 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Mar 2003
Was Last found intact: 26th Nov 2018
Was Last logged: 29th Sep 2019

Of the 74 logged visits,
18 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 93m
The average error was 18m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Damaged 29th Sep 2019  17:13  by Andy West

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


Slightly damaged 26th Nov 2018  08:10  by PeteBoggs

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

Easy access from Diseworth Road

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Damaged 21st Jul 2018  17:00  by seanmac

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

The base is cracked


Slightly damaged 18th Jul 2018  09:36  by dadu 13

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Big crack about a couple of inches above the base, the cows were chilling in the early morning sunshine and ignored me, one gate only to jump ;)

©dadu 13


Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2018  12:35  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SK 44359 26378   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Quick vault over gate and into field.


Slightly damaged 21st Apr 2018  15:45  by KevP

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Quick revisit after visiting the adjacent Aeropark. No cows around so just hopped over the fence.


Slightly damaged 15th Mar 2018  14:50  by WuzzerL

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

©WuzzerL


Slightly damaged 8th Oct 2017  13:10  by robinhood

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

3/4 In field on top of former (?) reservoir on E side of lane, have to nip over a gate to get to it. Good views N. Regular fly pasts of jets and howling of motorbikes racing at Donnington Park made it a noisy spot to have a cuppa and a sarny.


Damaged 1st Mar 2017  13:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Good view of airport.


Good condition 11th Feb 2017  08:55  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked on road, over fence. Nice easy find on a snowy morning.

©jamiekeighley


Slightly damaged 20th Nov 2016  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 44358 26378   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

easy parking over fence not the gate up to pillar no cows today


Slightly damaged 10th Aug 2016  22:12  by hal-an-tow

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

I hopped over the fence from the nearby dead end road in a spot where it appears many more folk have done the same. No cattle in the field today, and a short walk to the easily spotted pillar. There is a deep horizontal crack in the pillar below the FB plate, and the concrete base has been exposed by the earth around it being eroded. it does not bode well for the pillar's long term survival .

pillar ©hal-an-tow
The crack and FB The crack has been partially stopped by the hole on one side, but runs deep inside the pillar .©hal-an-tow
from below A picture from the field below the trig, showing the erosion©hal-an-tow


Slightly damaged 7th Mar 2016  13:15  by Rob&Fiona

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Pillar on a sun filled day


Slightly damaged 19th Sep 2015  14:07  by Trigger

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

TP2808
TP2808


Slightly damaged 3rd Jul 2015  15:00  by wigglesworth

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Following the airport trail and surprised at how close we are to the aircraft. Logged the local geocache followed by taking some pictures of trig area.

11801 SkyLine trig Skyline©wigglesworth
11801 trig cracks and identification plate©wigglesworth


Good condition 28th May 2015  22:01  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked close by field gate and as I wanted to get my picture taken I asked a couple of people say in their car and they refused. I visited trig anyway. On my return I noticed a young guy getting out of his van and asked him. He gladly agreed and we returned and he then took my photo. Should always have my tripod with me but this was an unscheduled stop. One plane took off whilst I was here and it was a great sight.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN


Damaged 27th May 2015  17:53  by GeoSandJCLeo

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

parked at the gate and was just about to go over to the trig point for a better look when spotted a load of cows along the hedge about 20m to the right. took a picture and will get a closer look in another occassion.

©GeoSandJCLeo


Slightly damaged 5th Apr 2015  15:00  by KevP

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

Was visiting the adjacent Aeropark and could see the pillar from the aircraft viewing mound. Got some odd looks from plane spotters as I took photos over the back of the mound. I didnt bother to go round and revisit the trig so have not logged the FB. I can say though that it is still standing.


Slightly damaged 7th Mar 2015  09:28  by Crazy

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Sitting on edge of grassy reservoir with a bad crack. Not much flight activity going on this morning for Extra Shorty and other plane watchers but there is a massive Antonov sitting off the runway. View nothing special.


Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2015  06:15  by Pritch227

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

high score for location,cracking views of the planes,field frosty this morning so good access,can imagine quite a quagmire when wet,pillar perched on the edge!!interesting fb number.

©Pritch227


Slightly damaged 3rd Aug 2014  17:00  by desperate dan

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

It's still upright as of now


Slightly damaged 21st Aug 2013  16:10  by sheepsocks

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

trig in a field at the end of the runway.



Slightly damaged 4th Jul 2013  15:19  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 44300 26300   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked in lane and just in field to left.Trig on edge of mound one good push from a cow and its over and out.


Slightly damaged 30th Apr 2013  17:35  by runblue

Gridref: SK 44361 26384   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

©runblue


Good condition 9th Apr 2013  00:00  by rams

Gridref: SK 44300 26300   FB Number: 1180/  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 27th Dec 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 44361 26379   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 16th Dec 2012  12:50  by simplysup

Gridref: SK 44358 26375   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Accessed through double-gateway off Diseworth Road. No bovine presence today. Pillar is cracked around half its base. Good views down towards the Trent Valley.

trig and FB


Good condition 7th Nov 2012  16:00  by Dusty

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Slightly damaged 1st Nov 2012  16:45  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

On top of old grass reservoir next to airport. Plane spotters were there - who is the most sad, I wonder, them or us? Original pillar was

Donington Resr pillar


Good condition 1st Nov 2012  16:45  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On top of old grass reservoir next to airport. Plane spotters were there - who is the most sad, I wonder, them or us? Original pillar was


Slightly damaged 22nd Oct 2012  14:10  by KevP

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Quick revisit to confirm that no evidence existed of the earlier pillar. Bovine activity well away from the trigpoint so just jumped over the gate. No changes since I was here over a year ago. Loads of planespotters on a horrible drizzly misty day.


Slightly damaged 22nd Aug 2012  14:43  by CJO

Gridref: SK 44358 26373   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

GPS position dead on. Precariously balanced on edge of disused reservoir, livestock have undermined foundations.

11801


Slightly damaged 13th Jul 2012  16:50  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 44358 26373   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Easy find over two gates


Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2012  21:15  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Welcome break on a long and tedious drive from Hampshire to Wakefield, and an opportunity to redress previous log. Badly cracked around three sides, asphalt plug and all except N s/hole are open. On heavily eroded and hoof trodden ground so suspect cattle are leaning on it. Very busy - plane spotters and local kids meeting place - some very odd looks! Limited views but a mark for the sunset.


Unreachable but visible 8th May 2012  18:05  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Not sure a log from 100 ft or so in the air whilst taking off from EMA counts, but the pillar is still there, sitting on top of its reservoir and very clearly visible on a sunny evening. Will have to suffice until I get chance for a ground visit.


Slightly damaged 8th Jun 2011  13:32  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 44360 26375   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Got caught up in the crowds going to the Download Festival at Donnington Park. Parked with the aero spotters and jumped the two gates.

Donington Resr


Slightly damaged 8th Jun 2011  07:21  by KevP

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked up in lane and found a herd of bullocks between the gate and trig. However followed the footpath that goes round the other side of the field and found a convenient person sized hole so was able to approach the trig without disturbing the cattle. Some spotted me and ambled in my direction so I made a hasty retreat. Nice walk around the nature reserve. I like planes so enjoyed the close-up view of airliners taking off.


Slightly damaged 13th May 2011  15:10  by pjr

Gridref: SK 44359 26377   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

On bike puncture approaching Donnington,repaired in toilet of Coop S Market cup of tea and cake whilst waiting for grid ref to be text in.The hill up to location of trig Phew/.Easy to find when you reach viewing area for Planes.The Pillar sits uncomfortabley and is badley erodeded under one side of its base also badley cracked,good views off home on bike.


Slightly damaged 15th Jan 2011  14:41  by craftinessa

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 15th Jan 2011  14:41  by swampysean

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2010  15:43  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 44358 26378   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 26th Jul 2010  14:45  by dmwhite

Gridref: SK 44359 26377   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy to find, climbed over a gate to get to it. It's sat on top of an old water reservoir. Nature walk nearby at the airport perimeter but not enough time to try it. Plenty of plane spotters around.


Slightly damaged 18th Jul 2010  06:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 21st Dec 2009  11:30  by Bourne

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Had a quick jump over the fence, was spotted by the farmer as i was exiting the field as he drove passed in his tractor but never stopped to say anything. Then walked up to the Plane Spotter viewing Area and was quickly approached by a man carrying a note book to discuse what was happening today with the planes at the airport (some people hobbies are just plane silly!!!!!) The views were good today and the added plane spotter area is always good fun for a visit but I won't be joining that group of spotters.

Looking cool today in the sunshine©Bourne


Good condition 3rd Sep 2009  11:33  by Mudpug

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2009  12:00  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Trigbagging sometime mid-late 2009, parked at plane spotter area to bag.


Slightly damaged 15th Aug 2009  13:10  by ted

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Tarmac plug, 3 sighting holes open with centre-mark visible. Crack below FB and base exposed. Noisy!

Donington Resr trig
Donington Resr FB
Donington Resr damage


Slightly damaged 29th Jul 2009  19:42  by Griefmiester

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

I Parked in the dead end road next to East Midlands Airport then over broken down gates to pillar which is located on side of reservior, looking a bit the worse for wear as leaning, cracked and erroded at the base.


Slightly damaged 13th Apr 2009  17:15  by Chris9870

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

Easy one to find, just off Diseworth Road in Castle Donington. Had to climb over a gate to get to it. Its another one sat on top of an old water reservoir. Quite a big crack around the base and the soil seems to be eroding away underneath it. Much more and it could end up toppling over. Good views over the nearby airport.

Donington Resr
Donington Resr
Donington Resr


Slightly damaged 4th Apr 2009  19:51  by GeoRams

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Bit of gate hopping to get a photo.

Donnington Trig
Donnington FB


Good condition 8th Jan 2009  10:15  by SadKen

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

On geocaching trek. Trig in good order. Ken


Slightly damaged 8th Dec 2008  17:30  by The Web Rat

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

Spotted while in the area on caching business ;0) As the previous log mention, great view of the airport.


Slightly damaged 7th Dec 2008  14:40  by ocean soul

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Pillar inside field just off lane which is dead end near to East Midlands airport.


Slightly damaged 20th Nov 2008  15:25  by splash

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Interesting place to be. Not the lonelest.


Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2008  10:30  by gowrie

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 29th Jun 2008  15:00  by Monkeycopter

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Likely to get buzzed by low flying planes! Easy to get to tho'

©Monkeycopter


Slightly damaged 26th Jun 2008  13:20  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 44300 26400   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Ended up surrounded by lots of inquisitive bullocks who tried to follow us out of the field. Did this one along with Bleak House Hill on a 9 mile circular walk from Diseworth.


Here's looking at you.


Slightly damaged 15th Feb 2008  12:05  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 44358 26380   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy in winter, but could not get anywhere near it last summer due to brambles etc. Crack around the base. Exciting views of planes landing if that is what turns you on.

General View
Top View
Bad Crack


Slightly damaged 25th Oct 2007  10:10  by Bridgeman

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Just off cul de sac road, over a couple of gates. Trig leans to west.

Donington Reservoir Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Donington Reservoir Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Slightly damaged 17th Jun 2007  13:37  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 12th Jun 2007  21:36  by si

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

sunny evening - took a detour after getting off a plane! I guess the dead end road used to carry on across the site of the airport to diseworth. The pillar is in the last field to the east of the lane. - Cracked near base, three siteholes open, the ground is well worn probably due to cows using the pillar as a scratching post. It does not look like there is much of a foundation. this will topple before the crack does for it! In the same field is a concrete shelter (did not investigate). I wonder what that was about? Views not particularly good (maybe better in exceptionally clear conditions) cant even see much of the airport!

east midlands airport and the trig©si


Slightly damaged 4th Oct 2006  09:15  by asbown

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

easy access over two gates from the lane, pillar damaged around the flush plate.


Slightly damaged 21st Apr 2006  11:30  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SK 44350 26370   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Plane spotters about even though you could barely see the runway ..people have such strange hobbies... anyway back to the pillar ,damage around the base ,access easy over 2 gates.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Slightly damaged 4th Feb 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

11801
11801
11801


Slightly damaged 30th Nov 2005  13:10  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy find at end of road with masses of parking and alot of plane spotters even in awold wet biting wind


Slightly damaged 27th May 2005  00:00  by The Real Homer Simpson

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


Slightly damaged 11th Mar 2005  10:45  by HEATHENS

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Plane spotters still there, as is the crack in the pillar.


Slightly damaged 22nd Feb 2005  10:15  by Lathama

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

The wife really enjoyed this one! For many hours she has sat in laybys, farm gates, grass verges, etc. but this time she could marvel at the planes landing on one of the main runways at East Midlands Airport while I exercised my 'right to roam' in the adjacent field! When I had a chat to the plane spotters and told them what I was doing, there was a certain amount of head-scratching and 'Oh, I see' - ing. As Father Ted says, we are a strange lot, the British! Anyway, this one has a crack across it and a concrete plug replacement. Only the N sighthole is closed. There is some white paint. The concrete base is exposed all round and badly so on the W face - it may be in danger of toppling in future. In pasture field on top of what is [was?] the reservoir, presumably.


Slightly damaged 1st Jan 2005  15:07  by lookingmrb&pwb

Gridref: SK 44361 26380   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Very wet. The field was very muddy. The end of the lane was full of plane spotters.


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2004  15:40  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 44358 26378   FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Pillar cracking at base; Plug replaced by concrete.


Slightly damaged 2nd Jul 2004  12:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

This no through road is very popular with plane spotters. What a strange hobby they have. I suppose they would say that touring the country looking at blocks of concrete is sad but it does give you exercise. Not that there is too much exercise involved in bagging this one as its on a grassy mound about 20 yards inside a bovine grazing field. A horizontal crack has appeared at about flush bracket level.

Donnington Resr Trig Point
Donnington Resr flush bracket


Slightly damaged 29th Feb 2004  11:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Pillar is in good condition although ground around is eroded. Concrete plug.


Damaged 3rd Aug 2003  17:24  by Geosteve03

FB Number: 11801  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

Ground has fallen away and pillar is in danger as well.


Good condition 9th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: _11801  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; resin plug;1993.OS.db has S1661 - is _11801 as at mar03



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