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TP3116 - Farley
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 12256th with 49 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.11/10 (from 47 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Oct 1986
Was Last logged: 7th Jul 2018

Of the 47 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 89m
The average error was 11m
4 were exact

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Good condition 7th Jul 2018  11:36  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From lay-by above tax farm (N53 09.841' W1 33.519') following footpaths nearly all the way to the trig. Which is next to a wall in what looks like a gateway.

Farley selfie ©thejackrustles

Not Logged 13th Jun 2018  08:35  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged on a circular walk as part of my Walk 2,018 Miles challenge whilst staying at nearby Tax Farm.

©Two Dogs and an Awning

Good condition 30th May 2018  12:45  by Bleausard

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Very overgrown; despite being close to the forest road it's not easy to spot from some directions. I wonder when this TP last had a view? Rather boring walk in from the lay-by north of Tax Farm


Good condition 20th May 2018  14:45  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in layby,just above Tax Farm, where a path goes into the woods.turn right until the forest track appears.trig found just off track in remains of a wall.

Good condition 11th Feb 2018  16:40  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 28th Jan 2018  20:50  by Tideswellman

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

This trig is in an overgrown thicket, but still reachable.

Good condition 28th Apr 2017  11:23  by Malcolmm

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

Good navigation required in forest

Good condition 12th Feb 2017  11:30  by victron1987

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 19th Jun 2016  12:35  by paulxtr

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on the lane outside the playing fields and followed Crazy's route which is on fairly decent paths all the way. Pillar has strange stripe markings.

Farley ©paulxtr

Good condition 26th Feb 2016  00:00  by Snug

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just off the main path, hiding in the woodland

Good condition 15th Nov 2015  14:34  by Crazy

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig by old gateway at wall junction bordering a very squelchy forestry track. Approached from the south up a good path from the edge of Matlock which follows the line of trees up from playing fields to Hurkers Wood. Surprised the path isn't marked on maps as it is well used and clearly has been for some time, even if not a dedicated right of way

Good condition 9th Jul 2015  17:31  by Downfaller

Gridref: SK 30056 62067   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

8/8. Parked just North of the entrance to Tax Farm and found a path leading into the forest block. followed the path in SE direction and picked up the forest road. Leisurely walk down the forest tracks to the area of the TP. Spent a good 5 minutes looking for the pillar - good job it still retains some white paint. I imagine back in the day there were good views to the South and West. Plug removed and replaced with plastic cap.

Farley TP ©Downfaller

Good condition 12th Feb 2015  13:05  by robinhood

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

Second of two trigs. Took footpath S from Rushley Lodge then veered W to access E side of Farley forestry access woodland, then took muddy wandering path S to find trig by the track, probably easier to find at this time of year. It's in good condition, painted white with what looks like a faded black and white flags on each face. Can't imagine the views pre-woodland. On to Oker Hill above Darley Bridge.

Good condition 7th Feb 2015  17:06  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SK 30053 62072   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

followed pritch's instructions. a good walk to it through the ice and snow but pleasant enough - glad it was painted white as light was fading and needed to bag and get out of the forest. a nice walk for the humans and pooches.

Good condition 26th Jul 2014  13:00  by Pritch227

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

parked like others have opposite tax farm entrance,approx 100 yards up the road is a gap through the bracken leading to a broken down wall.the woodland track soon leads to an almost lane like track leading to opposite the pillar where a short detour to the right brings you to it,although it was playing hide and seek with me today,quite overgrown but the white paint definetly helps!a nice hot day,thought i might be shaded on the way to the trig but the route is quite open,met a couple of other walkers in the area,quite a nice area.


Good condition 3rd Mar 2014  14:31  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 30053 62072   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The white paint job makes the trig a bit more easy to find through the trees.Access is good most of the way along forest tracks/roads.

Good condition 14th Dec 2013  13:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 30053 62072   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy find as it is white Parked at Tax farm layby in through wall and turned right and then followed map

Good condition 8th Apr 2013  17:00  by Ben Fogerty

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

-loved this. How the landscape around has changed! I drove past Tax farm on the left and parked in the layby on the brow of the hill a bit further up, opposite a break in the wall. Trust thy OS Explorer map from there and ye shall find! It's a nice quiet walk through the forest.

Farley trig

Good condition 18th Sep 2012  20:56  by PeteBoggs

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

Parked near Tax Farm and relied on GPS to find trig - very difficult otherwise


Good condition 19th Jun 2012  13:21  by Lost Lad

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

As expected, not an easy find owing to its location in the middle of a plantation. Parked NW of The Laburnum pub on the Hackney Road - nice views across Darley Dale to Will Shores Tree and Oaker Hill. Walked up Farley Hill and entered plantation at SK295629 (just after the entrance to Tax Farm) then wandered through the trees until I found the main NE-SW track. Followed the track round to the trig past some logging operations which filled the air with the scent of pine. Eventually found the trig by paying very close attention to map details. There is a double bend (left then right) in the main track. At the first bend look for a small track into the trees on your right. Take this but then immediately turn left on heading of 128 along a slight gulley, keeping the wall on your right. Follow this line through the trees for approx 50m and another wall soon appears on your left with the trig located in a gap to this wall. Trig itself is in good condition apart from a plastic cap in place of orginal metalwork and some moss. Views limited due to trees - have awarded a 4/10 simply because I'm chuffed at finding it without GPS !!

Farley ©Lost Lad

Good condition 9th Jan 2012  14:30  by pjr

Gridref: SK 30053 62077   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

route up from Matlock picked route in mind from years ago,Riber,Tansley Knoll Farley.No map and although i had visited pillar before memory let me down in the wood.Up to knees in mud,intended to go onto pillar at Fallinge but called it a day and wandered down to Matlock and bus home.

Good condition 15th Aug 2011  16:44  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 30055 62074   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Last of five trigpoints for the day Blakelow Hill and Oaker Hill on a walk from Winster - Fallinge, Wirestone and Farley on the way back home. Followed in the footsteps of others from Tax Farm. Boggy underfoot at the trigpoint. Oaker Hill by far the best of the day.


Good condition 14th May 2011  12:40  by Terry L

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plastic plug. Public. Access Land. Enter woodland from Farley Lane, above Tax Farm. Trig can be located without GPS by following OS 1:25 very carefully. All on ground as mapped. Good walk up from Darley Dale.

Farley pillar

Not Logged 17th Apr 2011  08:03  by FiddleMad

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Mar 2011  10:40  by mrs moo cow

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

Parked by Tax Farm in large layby. Followed fence line round too far and wandered around on small tracks. Should have cut off where fence line meets white track I discovered on the way back.... (& paid more attention)

Farley ©mrs moo cow

Good condition 10th Jan 2011  13:59  by wrose

Gridref: SK 30055 62072   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easily accessible but trees made it hard to find. Joint visit with Carole. Took Asbown's advice and parked in the layby near the entrance to Tax Farm. Followed path round fence line and then followed forest rides towards pillar. Everything in good order. Resin plug. Nice walk to the pillar if you like forestry walking.

S1832 Farley Pillar.
S1832 Farley Flush Bracket.
S1832 Farley Plug.

Good condition 10th Jan 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 30053 62072   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 27th Oct 2010  23:30  by jamesleesaunders

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

Went midnight trigging with Lisa, Ben, Craig, Alli and Dave.


Not Logged 27th Oct 2010  23:30  by ben_staniford

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

Good condition 28th Sep 2010  11:55  by wanderer

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Good condition 3rd Apr 2010  16:12  by gushoneybun

Gridref: SK 30068 62069   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Lovley walk up but to many trees to such much from the trig point. We stopped for this one while caching in the area.

Good condition 26th Mar 2010  15:36  by arranc

Gridref: SK 30000 62000   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th Feb 2010  10:41  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On a train and ramble for a change! With only an OS map for help it was two laps of the woods before I located it!

Good condition 28th Aug 2009  11:44  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 30046 62068   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Done on a walk from Matlock.A bit boggy, flush bracket pointing towards the wood.Limited views.

Good condition 13th Feb 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 26th Jun 2007  14:10  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 30070 62070   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found with help of Asbown's instructions and my GPS. Not too overgrown but still mossy.

General View
Top View

Good condition 8th May 2007  06:54  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SK 30053 62080   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Pillar in Good condition. In middle of wood just to side of a clearing. Plastic plug. No views

©Clanfield Rambler

Good condition 28th Mar 2007  16:00  by Managra

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surrounded by the remains of a wall and covered in moss, it's in otherwise good condition. No views as it's in a wood


Good condition 17th Mar 2007  12:55  by ted

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug replaced by plastic cover; moss on pillar. In line with broken wall W side of soggy track. Woodland - no view.

Farley trig
Farley trig
Farley FB

Good condition 4th Feb 2007  13:20  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found with the help of asbown`s instruction,but still an easy one to miss.

Good condition 25th Dec 2006  17:48  by GeoRams

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found with nearby cache, not much of a view which is unusual at a trig point.


Good condition 31st Oct 2006  11:45  by asbown

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

parked in lay-by near tax farm, path from there takes you in to woods and turned right at main track, the track go's within 50 metres of the trigpoint and not as shown on o/s landranger map. trig covered in moss but otherwise in good condition.

Good condition 30th Mar 2006  17:20  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 30050 62078   FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Deep in the woods! No views except trees, but still a lovely location. Pillar covered in moss, but in good condition, except for Plug replaced by plastic insert.

Farley Trig Pillar ©RoPeHe
Flush Bracket S1832 (Farley) ©RoPeHe
Farley Trig Pillar deep in the woods ©RoPeHe

Good condition 25th Mar 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, plastic cap, W edge of boggy ride c.50m S of bend in main (unmapped) tk. Spruce, no view

S1832 top ©peregrinus
S1832 trig ©peregrinus

Not Logged 31st Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

W edge of ride c.50m S of bend in (unmapped) tk

Good condition 21st Apr 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1832  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 15th Oct 1986  12:00  by desperate dan

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

Deep in the plantation. Came upon this whilst planning an orienteering event in Matlock Forest West. If you stand on it and put your hands in the air you might just reach 1000 feet above sea level.

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