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TP0287 - Failand
 
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T:UK waypoint :
TP0287
County :
Avon
Nearest town :
BRISTOL


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There are 48 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15780th with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.65/10 (from 62 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Oct 2005
Was Last logged: 13th Jul 2019

Of the 62 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 51m
The average error was 7m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Surface Block.

Position
By agentmancuso
Failand
By CJO
TP0287
By TrigJS
TP0287
By TrigJS
YSM0001 Failand
By PlasmaWave
Mr K above surface block.
©BRISTOLIAN
The fencepost with the blue paint on
©Pharisee

By raypool
See 40 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Jul 2019  12:10  by agentmancuso

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

Grass very long, but wooden block did the trick. P SW of junc in front of long gate.

Position Marked by Garmin


Good condition 13th Jul 2019  12:10  by ZanderH

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


Good condition 25th Dec 2018  10:20  by CJO

Gridref: ST 51369 69987   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Christmas revisit. Surface block 1.5 m from fence. Bernstein 1 m to SE, parallel to fence.

Failand showing alignment of franc, block and non OS Bernsten


Good condition 2nd Oct 2018  15:25  by TrigJS

Gridref: ST 51369 69990   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Next to a busy crossroads. The long grass didnít make it easy to find. Still has the wooden block on top marking it. Use the leaning small tree as a reference.

TP0287 The block.
TP0287 Blue handled screwdriver marks the position of the block.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2018  16:30  by rwilson121

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

Wooden block was still in place making the trig fairly easy to find!

Failand surface block ©rwilson121


Good condition 28th Jul 2017  09:20  by PlasmaWave

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

Finally managed to visit the first YOSM 0001. The surface block has been cleared of grass and a wooden block placed on top to protect it.

YSM0001 Failand


Good condition 7th Jun 2017  20:30  by pljg

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

I came here due to this being the original YOSM001 Ye Olde Survey Monument virtual geocache. Sadly archived recently. I wasn't sure that I would find it but I saw the recent mark on the fence and found it straight away.

The Block ©pljg
Where to look. ©pljg


Good condition 30th May 2017  19:37  by evsbaggsy

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

Was in the area on a secret mission so I had to bag this one. Easy find only because of the wood on top or else the long grass would have made it very tricky to find. YSM001


Good condition 4th May 2017  23:30  by monkeydestructor

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

Nice easy find thanks to the bit of wood on top protecting it.

YSM001 Failand ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 13th Mar 2017  19:58  by Walker Dan

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

Handy parking just over the road for YSM001.


Good condition 12th Mar 2017  16:09  by PazaUK

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Stopped especially for this as YSM001. Currently marked by a wooden block over it close to the sapling. Pity about the flytipping.


Good condition 17th Dec 2016  14:14  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I feared this one may be tricky to find as I approached as there was evidence of tractor tyre marks and other workings in the immediate area, may be further repairs to the fence. The bolt however was easy to locate and just had a bit of dead grass over the top of it. The hole was somewhat narrower than when Jon had dome some excavations a number of years ago so I tried to dig it back to its original size. I also wrote a B for Bolt on the fence post which it is aligned to. It is the last of the new fence posts - but that assumes that no more new fencing is put up soon.

Failand bolt


Good condition 20th Sep 2016  09:44  by Lydford Locators

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

This surface block did it's best to hide amongst the grass but we managed to track it down.


Good condition 7th Mar 2016  16:05  by Alancache

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

Given this a higher score as it is YSM001.

The surface block


Good condition 3rd Mar 2016  18:58  by gerryu2

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

#290 P#212 P2016#12. A very unexpected quick find in the dark. Photos helped.


Good condition 3rd Mar 2016  18:58  by thejackrustles

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

First 'trig' of the trip to Wales and our first YOSM, in fact this is the very first YOSM! YSM001 Failand. Very quick find in the dark, Mr U2 hadn't even got out of the car and I'd bagged it!

Failand Surface Block


Good condition 14th Oct 2015  15:32  by orlando rat

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

An easy find, thanks to previous finders. Not much to see here.

Failand


Good condition 25th Apr 2015  11:43  by BRISTOLIAN

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

Made a special trip to bag this one and luckily for me it was still uncovered.

Mr K above surface block. ©BRISTOLIAN
Failand surface block. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 12th Apr 2015  06:55  by peregrinus

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

1" bolt in block. No concrete marker block, but SB still exposed and easily found, thanks jonglew for measurement


Good condition 7th Mar 2015  08:21  by Malpas Wanderer

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

Not covered by concrete block as stated in previous log. Open and easily visible of which I was thankful.


Good condition 9th Nov 2014  11:04  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 51367 69991   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

New fence renders OS sketch partially useless. However, easy find as previous logger's concrete block still covers it, which I replaced after digging out the SB a little more. New measurement if block is missing: 1.4m directly in front of knotty fence post.

Surface Block - Note the knotty wooden post 1.4m behind it TP0287©jonglew
Surface Block - Detail TP0287©jonglew


Good condition 31st Aug 2014  10:04  by The Spanners

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

Did this one on our way down to "Weston's super Sunday soiree GC57TXA", As last post this is a must for any YoSM hunter. So glad Spunky Spider placed a concrete block on top of it to help pin point it, made it a very easy find. We had wanted this to be our first but second is not too bad.

Mr S on cloud 9 Success on second visit to number 1, bottom of stick on trig©The Spanners


Good condition 12th Aug 2014  12:44  by Spunky Spider

Gridref: ST 51364 70040   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Did this one on my way down to Bude in Cornwall. It's a must for any YoSM hunter. Parked on the very busy crossroads and spent ages trying to blindly find it by prodding about with my walking pole. Once my son had pointed out I was on the wrong corner of 4, we jointly found it quite quickly by a previous photograph. We noted the wooden post with a knot about a foot down from the top. After photographing my walking pole and GPS beside it, I placed a concrete block on top of it to help pin point it for the next finder.

Note the knotted wooden post. ©Spunky Spider


Couldn't find it 19th Jul 2014  11:12  by The Spanners

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Did not find this one whilst on way to Somerset levels, and were collecting an odd cache or two on the way. This was to be our first YSM and seemed very appropriate, sadly due to the vegetation growth since last found, almost a year?, and the fact that it was pouring down, this one was a DNF. Hadn't realised I would need contents of my garden shed plus to get it.


Good condition 27th May 2014  11:03  by Red.roaming

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

Having been to North Wales for the wet weekend's camping, now on my way home to Devon and was keen to visit some geocaches on route. This one I felt was a must-do being YSM001! Parked easily very close and after a rummage in long grass located this one.

©Red.roaming


Good condition 5th Apr 2014  06:27  by TAG

Gridref: ST 51368 69987   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A day in Somerset with Lime Candy, the main aim of the day to do Wherigo's, but any others in and around as well. Nice to get 001


Good condition 21st Sep 2013  13:41  by dadu 13

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Easy find, thanks to whoever uncovered it, limited views being as it is on a crossroads.

©dadu 13


Good condition 13th Aug 2013  12:03  by Thejenkies

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

Found easily as previous visitors have uncovered and left so. looks in good nick.


Good condition 10th Jul 2013  09:43  by Delta68

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

Found whilst on a geocaching trip in the area today. Expected a fanfare at this one as it's YOSM 001.


Good condition 4th Apr 2013  09:03  by RichardL

Gridref: ST 51369 69997   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Found the Surface Block fine (thanks Monki for leaving it uncovered) but the Berntsen eluded me, despite protracted prodding around with a sharp steel stick. The blue post has indeed gone, but the fence has recently been re-erected, and the SB lies just in front of the new left-hand post as you look at them from the road (see photo)

Surface Block lies in the hole beside the etrex


Not Logged 2nd Feb 2013  13:27  by Monki

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

Geocaching in the area. Took a bit to spot it

©Monki


Good condition 30th Jan 2013  12:00  by mitch.mob

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

Just visible amongst the grass. The post mentioned in previous logs has fallen down.

YSM001 - Failand ©mitch.mob


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  11:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: ST 51368 69989   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Easy find in front of blue post


Good condition 7th Apr 2012  09:00  by CJO

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

As previously described, next to fence post marked in blue


Good condition 28th Nov 2011  15:20  by asbown

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

easy roadside.


Good condition 21st Jun 2011  16:49  by rutson

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

Found a quick trig bagging circuit after a day working in Bristol.


Good condition 29th May 2011  12:50  by Trigger

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

TP0287


Good condition 24th Mar 2011  15:09  by penfold1570

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

What a game this is. I have driven past this thousands of times and until logging into this site I would never of known of their existence. I even walked the dog there a week or two ago. Easy to find thanks to the guidance of previous visitors. The showground entrance is generally a convienient place to park, except for when the North Somerset Show is on!


Good condition 2nd Oct 2010  00:00  by explorer_olway

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

Found the Block whilst in the area and logged it as YOSM 001 as well.


Good condition 29th Aug 2010  12:45  by DesG

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

Trig Point ©DesG
Bernsten ©DesG


Good condition 10th Jul 2010  14:35  by mitsiman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

ooops, only noticed the rivet, ah well, will pass again one day. Had been nicely cleared by the previous visitor (?), thanks Burt!


Good condition 17th Jun 2010  15:46  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: ST 51373 69994   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in entrance to showground and a quick dash across the road. The blue post helps! Surface block and Berntsen both clear.


Good condition 10th Jun 2010  16:30  by Griefmiester

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

Second time lucky for this - easy this time due to previous logs and the blue paint clue - Berntsen right next door.


Good condition 27th May 2010  15:54  by Pharisee

Gridref: ST 51367 69987   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

6th and final trig-point(s) of the second day of my expedition. Two for the price of one, here. A surface block and just a couple of yards away, a Berntsen. They are in the wide verge at the junction of the B3129 and B3130. If you can find the braced fence-post with the blue paint mark on it, youíre probably standing on the surface block. Both reference points are in good condition although the securing screw for the Berntsen cover is missing. The only views are of a minor cross-roads and not very exiting.

The Surface Block and my 60CSx ©Pharisee
The Brentsen and mt 60CSx ©Pharisee
This is what\'s under the cover. ©Pharisee
The fencepost with the blue paint on ©Pharisee


Good condition 28th Apr 2010  16:06  by raypool

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


Surface Block and Bernsten


Good condition 23rd Oct 2009  14:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 3rd Jul 2009  16:30  by Dusty

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Second visit (previous 15/3/09) after looking at sketch. Easy find. Fence post marked with splash of blue paint. Surface Block also has small amount of blue paint on it.

Trigpoint


Not Logged 19th Jul 2008  10:28  by sniffadogz

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

Easy to find at present.


Good condition 11th Feb 2008  12:26  by tom

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

The bolt was easily spotted close to the hedge on a wide verge of a fairly busy crossroads. A bernsten lies about 4 feet to the southeast; they were both nicely excavated. To the north east lies the wooded slopes of Ashton, Belmont and Wraxall Hills; to the south are Barrow and Backwell Hills.


Good condition 18th Jul 2007  15:08  by dal

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

Strangely most folk have found a Bernsten here, I followed the OS plan and found a conventional Surface Block - as on the OS website. It was well buried - I only found it after prodding with my trusty tent peg. I removed the long grass, bindweed and soil to reveal the block. I left it clear, but I didn't do a serious excavation job, so it will return to nature. It is to the W of the braced post (which was well-enveloped with greenery, but is identifiable as it is older than the other posts). Looking at the photos, the Berntsen seems to be to the SW of the post. Everything was very overgrown, so I was delighted to find something! Unfortunately I didn't have my camera, so no photo.


Good condition 16th Jul 2007  17:48  by vix92008

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

Found with AB, Badger & Ocelot.


Good condition 16th Jul 2007  17:35  by mattwaggie

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


Good condition 10th May 2007  12:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

hidden by long wet grass


Good condition 24th Feb 2007  12:55  by macroderma

Gridref: ST 51369 69987   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked opposite in entrance to showground


Good condition 27th Jan 2007  18:00  by Pengy&Tigger

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

found in the dark.


Not Logged 19th Dec 2006  22:36  by captain gore-tex

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

found without issue but the retaining screw has now gone reveling its simple insides.

Ah, that is what is inside!" ©captain gore-tex


Good condition 17th Jul 2006  13:50  by Lathama

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

After failing with the Bernsten I didn't expect to find this, so it was a surprise when I did, relatively easily, as it wasn't overgrown, just covered with grass mowings. However, is this a surface block? I couldn't understand how to get the OS link to work [they have changed it] and I think this is something that I got completely tied up with near Bath last year when I found one of these and a proper Surface Blaock only a few feet away. I would like to get the OS site to work and come back here with a proper sketch.


Couldn't find it 12th Jun 2006  13:00  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

Grass too long today think this may be a theme. Parking on verge is possible though


Couldn't find it 5th Jun 2006  14:26  by Brisey

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 3/10

I didn't have the OS diagram with me, and the grass was long, so no wonder I couldn't find it.

TP0287 location It's there somewhere!


Good condition 24th Mar 2006  13:40  by Al & Tracy Smith

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

All in order, cover in place and clear of grass.


Good condition 18th Mar 2006  13:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 51368 69989   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Took a little time as i had got picture and was looking too close to the road.Above ground and good condition.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 20th Oct 2005  10:02  by FollowMeChaps

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

Relatively easy to find on crossroads diagonally opposite new North Somerset Showground near Flax Bourton. Not sure why it has not been visited before.

TP0287
TP0287 Looking North West towards Showground
TP0287 Looking East



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