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TP0352 - Wroxall Down
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S2517
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/T1
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0352
County :
Isle of Wight
Nearest town :
VENTNOR

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Wroxall DownSU31/T1SU31T001456544.4578500.94235.0404PILLAR01/06/1949101/02/1960N0

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There are 61 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3342nd with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.99/10 (from 92 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Apr 1986
Was Last logged: 17th Sep 2018

Of the 92 logged visits,
22 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 110m
The average error was 12m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Wroxall Down spider.
©ngthack
Wroxall Down FB.
©ngthack
Wroxall Down general view.
©ngthack
Mr K visits pillar.
©BRISTOLIAN
Flush Bracket
©DesG
Small concrete post
By tatch
Trig is in good nick, surroundings are not !
By rowleybirkin
See 54 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 17th Sep 2018  14:30  by shadoks

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

activating the summit for summits on the air (ham radio) and trig point award worked all Britain (also ham radio)


Good condition 12th Sep 2018  15:45  by ngthack

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wroxall Down FB. ©ngthack
Wroxall Down spider. ©ngthack
Wroxall Down general view. ©ngthack


Good condition 10th Oct 2017  13:31  by stripybadger

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy drive-by or short (if steep) walk up from Ventnor. Decent view of the channel. Some remains of WW2 radar station nearby, but otherwise not a very inspiring location.


Good condition 23rd Aug 2017  11:40  by Ey Up Me Duck

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 23rd May 2017  12:30  by DanTrig

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

Parked in Southsea, Portsmouth, took hovercraft to Ryde, caught train from Ryde to Shanklin and did a 10.5 mile circular from Shanklin station, bagging Appuldurcombe Obelisk, Appuldurcombe Down trig, Week Down block, Wroxall Down trig and Shanklin Down (Dunnose) trig back to Shanklin station.


Good condition 7th May 2017  13:49  by DaveWilcock

FB Number: S2157  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Sunday afternoon walk to an old favourite (<1m from home!)


Good condition 27th Apr 2017  00:00  by eddyr

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good views, interesting site, historically- for radar/communications use both in the past and present.


Good condition 24th Mar 2017  12:52  by Loz&Bib

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

Great views


Good condition 4th Mar 2017  14:30  by Pete the Trig Hunter

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find in edge of car park (after steep drive up). On a less windswept day there looks to be a good ridge walk from here to the Dunnose Trig.


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:44  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 9th Oct 2016  13:06  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice drive by pillar. Located high on island next to radar masts. Good sea views here.

Mr K visits pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 29th Sep 2016  12:45  by DesG

Gridref: SZ 56540 78503   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM644

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Good condition 25th Sep 2016  13:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 13th Jul 2016  16:38  by JohRvs

Gridref: SZ 56546 78500   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 14th May 2016  13:02  by blackboot29

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


Good condition 10th Apr 2016  15:10  by Chris9870

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find on edge of a car park up a steep windy road.


Good condition 10th Apr 2016  08:54  by glasfory

FB Number: 32517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Interesting site and good views


Good condition 12th Mar 2016  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 644. Over on the IOW with fellow geocachers and this was a Must Do. Able to drive right alongside and photos taken.

TP0352 ©explorer_olway
TP0352 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 1st Nov 2015  10:05  by Tikal

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No views this morning due to thick fog


Good condition 6th Sep 2015  12:00  by Yorkshire Ham

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found on a walk from Shanklin to Ventnor. The leaflet "Rambles by Bus - Ups and Downs" from Southern Vectis takes you past it.

Trigpoint My second log©Yorkshire Ham


Not Logged 5th Jul 2015  11:38  by meandmymum

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Drove up to the top of the Down as over on the Island to visit friends. Fantastic views from the top would love to come back when we have more time to explore!


Good condition 10th May 2015  17:45  by Brookvale0

Gridref: SZ 56550 78500   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fantasic Bluebells and Gorse


Good condition 4th Feb 2015  13:50  by lejogger

Gridref: SZ 56500 78400   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Calling all triggers


Good condition 31st Jan 2015  12:36  by Do you Always Get Lost

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


Good condition 4th Oct 2014  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SZ 56545 78509   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

got its own car park


Good condition 3rd Aug 2014  11:00  by Come on boots, lets go

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 17th May 2014  11:00  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

part of a circular walk from Shanklin, pillar good condition, located on the lane near old radio station, intersting area. GPS died so no location :(

PIllar & FB


Good condition 1st Dec 2013  10:15  by Zelly

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My first trigpointing outing. There are 24 Pillars on the Isle of Wight, I aim to see them all soon! See this pillar in the background during Clare Balding's interview with a local historian: http://youtu.be/06YmOBy_4Jo

Zelly at Wroxall Down Zelly on her first day of Trigpointing.


Good condition 9th Oct 2013  12:09  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 31st Aug 2013  16:24  by Griggsy

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Southampton on Bike

©Griggsy


Good condition 8th Jul 2013  13:00  by Paul and Max

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found on a walk to see the Radar station and hunt for some Geocaches, great views today.

Max and the Trigpoint ©Paul and Max


Good condition 2nd Jul 2013  14:07  by CJO

Gridref: SZ 56540 78487   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Car park adjacent to the pillar, now in mist and/or heavy rain. Adjacent to radar mast/station.

Wroxall Down


Good condition 27th Apr 2013  12:20  by Biffin

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 23rd Dec 2012  12:00  by The Reverend

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 27th Sep 2012  12:55  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Roadside trig. Walked here from Sandown via Stenbury Down on a glorious September day. Proceeding back via Shanklin Down

Wroxall Down Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Wroxall Down Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 18th Aug 2012  12:10  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I had come down from Coventry for the day to bag the nearby County Top. I was pleasing to get here just after midday having left the car in east end of Southsea to avoid the high car parking charges, bike ride down to the passenger ferry terminal, take the catermaran over to Ryde, train down to Shanklin and the ride/push the bike up to here.


Good condition 24th Jul 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SZ 56547 78508   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Apr 2012  14:21  by tatch

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Beautiful sunny day - found whilst logging 'Off the radar' geocache

TP0352 Showing OS plaque dated July 1999
TP0352 Hole
Small concrete post Not sure what this is - but was quite close by the trig point


Good condition 8th Mar 2012  13:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spider centre has asphalt plug. Trig some distance W and lower than HP. GPS plaque 1999.


Good condition 28th Aug 2011  15:17  by pharisee

Gridref: SZ 56545 78499   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged this one whilst on a long weekend’s geocaching with Omally and Hi-Tek. Waited for the rain to abate before getting out of the car to take some photos. Good views once the rain had stopped. The pillar is in good condition and carries the O. S. Passive Station plate. The centre plug is missing and has been replaced with tarmac.


Good condition 10th Aug 2011  13:35  by Chingwakabungya

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

Ended my geocaching walk here from Wroxall. Good views from the trig.


Good condition 19th Jun 2011  11:52  by jonglew

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Located on the top of St Boniface Down with good views down to Ventnor on the southern coast of the Island. Surrounded by what appears to be wartime paraphenalia, the pillar is in good condition. Bagged this at the same time as the Dunnose trig on Shanklin Down - well, not exactly the same time, there was 32mins between the bagging!


Good condition 27th Apr 2011  15:53  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The very steep road up (made full use of the bike's third chainring)is rewarded by excellent views of the island.


Good condition 16th Apr 2011  21:15  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

with Jamie, day trip from gathering at Swanage


Good condition 24th Feb 2011  14:50  by qmaster

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 4th Nov 2010  13:00  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SZ 56546 78510   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

aka St Boniface Down.

Wroxall Not very aesthetically pleasing...
Wroxall FB
Wroxall Location and asphalt cap.


Good condition 27th Aug 2010  16:13  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: SZ 56545 78501   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Interesting location with great views today. Visited while finding the nearby geocache.


Good condition 28th Jul 2010  15:33  by trig-man

Gridref: SZ 56550 78513   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Apr 2010  12:47  by g4wsb

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 26th Mar 2010  15:10  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Geocaching in the area.

Wroxall Down Trigpoint ©The Moor We Hunt...


Good condition 18th Nov 2009  11:30  by asbown

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

day trip from Southampton to pick up the nearby county top,did a real clever thing on the way to the top and managed to lose my map, good if misty views, on to S1502 then down to shanklin and the coastal path to sandown.


Good condition 16th Nov 2009  11:55  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SZ 56540 78500   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Roadside, enroute to S 1502. Lovely location.Pillar good.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 16th Sep 2009  10:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Wonderful morning yet blowing a gale! OS anti-vandal plate. Asphalt plug. Traces of paint. W sighthole open. Alongside minor road by radar station. Excellent S/W/N views.


Good condition 9th Sep 2009  09:00  by Trigglets

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lovely walk from Ventnor to Shanklin. Pleasant views which got better as we continued to Shanklin.

©Trigglets


Good condition 4th Sep 2009  10:47  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SZ 56545 78508   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant stroll across the down from Dunnose.


Good condition 19th Aug 2009  18:45  by raypool

Gridref: SZ 56547 78509   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Nearby memorial to plane crash.


Good condition 12th Aug 2009  12:45  by rutson

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

Found while caching nearby.


Good condition 22nd Jul 2009  14:15  by pompeygarmin

Gridref: SZ 56546 78503   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great ride up to this trig. Very steep! Plug filled.


Good condition 21st Jul 2009  20:47  by slateloose

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Jun 2009  12:00  by JonT

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited on the annual LUL old lags summer walking weekend. The trig point is on the top of a down. The top itself has no name – as is often the case, names relate to slopes, not tops. In this case, the slopes are Wroxall Down and St Boniface Down. St Boniface Down is a Marilyn, and the highest point on the island (241 m). The site behind the trig point now houses National Air Traffic Services (NATS) facilities. This was the location of RAF Ventnor. The high point itself is somewhere inaccessible inside station perimeter fence. However, the trig point is easily reached, lying just outside the fence. The nearby car park has a plaque commemorating the Channel Airways Dakota that crashed here in fog in 1962.

The pillar ©JonT
The flush bracket ©JonT
'Part of GPS Network' notice on the trig point ©JonT
Plaque commemorating the Dakota that crashed in 1962 ©JonT


Good condition 6th Jun 2009  07:58  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We hoped this was the highest point of the island, but discovered too late that St Catherine's point is higher. Anyway, it was a great view, despite the horrible phone towers. Looked in vain for Adonis Blue but only saw Magpie Moth.

Becky at trig, Wroxall Down ©Skerryvore


Good condition 27th May 2009  10:00  by firefly38

FB Number: S251  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

It was blowing a gale and raining cats and dogs up here,but its always nice to get out.


Good condition 27th May 2009  10:00  by firefly38

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

It was blowing a gale and raining cats and dogs up here,but its always nice to get out.


Good condition 24th May 2009  16:35  by Dodders

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An easy trig to visit and great view too. Its a nice walk from here to the nearby Dunnose trig and you might see some horses along the way, like we did!

©Dodders
©Dodders


Good condition 6th Jan 2009  13:36  by wrose

Gridref: SZ 56548 78500   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visible and accessible. Roadside location. Elevated view point spoiled by broken fencing of nearby transmitter mast. Pillar in good condition. Concrete plug.

S2517 Wroxall Down Pillar
S2517 Wroxall Down Flush Bracket
S2517 Wroxall Down Plug


Good condition 31st Oct 2008  00:00  by Bramley

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


Good condition 7th Sep 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, asphalt plug, S side of road by car park, just outside broken-down fence of old mast compound.


Good condition 4th Feb 2008  15:50  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Drive in on way back down


Good condition 20th Oct 2007  11:45  by rowleybirkin

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Our first trig on the Isle of Wight, my first visit to the island since 1967 and Jenny's first ever visit ! Can't believe it was 40 years since I was last here. Trig easy to find and plenty of space to park. Good views all around.

Close-up of top
Flush bracket
The pillar
Trig is in good nick, surroundings are not !


Good condition 4th Oct 2007  14:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On way to visit St Boniface Down Marilyn.


Not Logged 20th Sep 2007  15:15  by MickM3MCV

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


Good condition 23rd Jul 2007  14:03  by Crazy

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

Not impressed with all the "human junk" up here on what we had called St Boniface Down but good view. Very easy to get to by car. (Some say this is the highest point of island though its a metre short of St Catherines Hill on my map.)


Good condition 24th Jun 2007  12:00  by KevP

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove up to for nearby Marilyn summit. Parked car by trig much to the amusement of wife, mother and mother-in-law waiting in car whilst I scuttled round nearby compound for high point. Low score of 5 given due to being in thick mist.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2007  19:00  by matthew

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


Good condition 9th Mar 2007  11:30  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from Ventnor - rather a steep climb! Rather cluttered with ancient radio masts, but great views - watched the boats moored in the Channel queuing to get into Southampton docks. Continued a few miles along the top, then dropped down to return through the Landslip and Bonchurch to the start, a nice circular 5 miles or so.


Good condition 11th Nov 2006  09:34  by stevepammypoo

Gridref: SZ 56544 78504   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In very good condition

The Trig with Steve & Rufus


Good condition 14th Oct 2006  01:20  by Trigger

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 1st May 2006  14:12  by thekennelat79

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


Good condition 8th Apr 2006  09:56  by iowman

Gridref: SZ 56553 78504   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

my 1st trig ! hope to find lots more !


Good condition 27th Mar 2006  18:30  by Trigpoint Bears

Gridref: SZ 56547 78508   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove up to this one... nice veiws

GPS Position, Spider & Plug
Pillar


Slightly damaged 14th Mar 2005  17:30  by DTJM

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Visited after completing 'The Landslip' cache. Good views from this location.


Good condition 13th Mar 2005  16:10  by Managra

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition. GPS plaque. Easy access. Tarmac plug

Trig point
Flush bracket


Slightly damaged 13th Sep 2004  19:55  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

bagged the trig, but the high point is in that compound- there ARE ways in if a bit brambly


Slightly damaged 23rd Aug 2004  14:30  by jochta

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Very easy to find next to the lane with great views in most directions. Close to a viewpoint car park. Plug missing and hole filled.

Trigpoint and FB
Trigpoint detail Showing spider and filled plug


Good condition 15th Aug 2003  16:30  by rcwiow

Gridref: SZ 56547 78499   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Right on the side of the track. A memorial to a close-by plane crash is only a few yards away, photo to follow.


Slightly damaged 6th Aug 2003  10:30  by m1eyp

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


Good condition 19th Apr 2003  15:17  by Cie

Gridref: SZ 56546 78509   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic views, and so easily found you don't even need to get out of your car! One for those that might have trouble getting about

GPS confrimation Pretty accurate position from the etrex, possibly because of the location
Flush Bracket Confirming S2517
GPS Netwrok plate Small plate, giving information and contact number.


Not Logged 14th Jul 2002  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 18th Oct 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 31st Mar 1997  00:00  by ad-lib

FB Number: S2517  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Jun 1993  11:25  by Funk to Funky

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

Ridden past many times as a lad. Great spot. Date is approximate.


Good condition 28th Apr 1986  12:53  by arranc

Gridref: SZ 56500 78500   FB Number: S2517  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

spoilt by wire fences etc



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