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TP3529 - Grovely Castle
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Grovely CastleSU15/27SU15S027404744.06135730.00156.2802PILLAR01/06/1938101/06/1939N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1476th with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.71/10 (from 17 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Feb 2005
Was Last logged: 15th May 2018

Of the 17 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 53m
The average error was 16m
The closest was 3m

Glaslyn Glaslyn jonglew jonglew Tonyht Tonyht caroleengel caroleengel g4wsb g4wsb Grovely Castle Grovely Castle [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 15th May 2018  06:51  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bit of a hard slog to get up the hill from Steeple Langford. Though cycling along the BW following Grim's Ditch was great. And then followed the Logging paths through Little Langford Down NR to the Trig. Good views.

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Good condition 20th Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 04746 35738   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Dec 2016  13:04  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Track now gated, so access from N not obvious. We walked up RH edge of leftmost field at the track entrance. Very muddy, and unobstructed by any fences, etc, but quite exposed to farm below and felt v trespassy. Pillar itself is well worth the effort - great views along N horizon, and an impressive hill fort. NE and SE s/holes, and centre, open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 4th Dec 2016  12:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked by railway bridge, walked the track, frost just coming out making it very 'cloggy' walking. Trig sits up on the Hill Fort, Good views on a sunny crisp day.

Good condition 1st Dec 2016  01:20  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 04747 35735   FB Number: S220  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy to locate, but access required trespass as no public footpath near, although "open access land" not too far away. Visited on a sunny but cold day, and views slightly spoiled by a haze on the horizons; but this is a nice pillar to visit. Do not know why it has taken so long f or me to get there, or why it has had so few visitors.

Good condition 4th Apr 2015  13:26  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 04752 35741   FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

G Parked on minor road after Little Langford before bridge, up on dirt wheeled track across to top.


Good condition 27th Apr 2013  11:43  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 04746 35733   FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged on a 10 mile circular walk from Barford St Martin through Grovely Woods to pick up this, Crouch Down & Grovely Hill trigs. Trig is located on the ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort with unobstructed and extensive views in all directions other than S where Grovely Wood provides a screen. The pillar is in good condition other than a missing cap, and no plug; 2 sight holes open. There is no public access to this trig, we did an extensive trespass, crossing a lot of b/w fences, but only way to do it if these 3 trigs are done together.

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Good condition 25th Jun 2012  16:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

One of those wonderful former Iron Age hillforts:this one comprises 13 acres,and has one circular embankment and one ditch. To the north-east part of the site has been ploughed over,but probably well over three-quarters of the fort survives. As I approached the pillar a skylark was perched atop. Ate my wayfarer's fare with my back against the pillar whilst 'drinking in' the views. Wiltshire at its best.

Good condition 10th Jul 2010  17:40  by David_Ashcroft

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Visited on a 25 mile bike ride... Fantastic views.

Good condition 31st Aug 2009  14:39  by raypool

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 1st Jan 2009  13:51  by cavinguk

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

Fantastic location based on the southern wall of Grovely Castle. Views in all directions and the approach via Grovely woods is a superb walk.

Good condition 15th Oct 2008  12:35  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 04700 35700   FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good walk up from the NW.One of my missing Pllars in the area. Good panoramic views.


Good condition 1st Oct 2007  14:50  by tom

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The pillar is sited on the ramparts of a hill fort; it was approached by an hours pleasant walk from Crouch Down through the ancient mixed woodland of Grovely Woods; it has no cap or plug and has FB S2203. Mist and low cloud restricted the views; Grovely Woods are to the south; the next spur of downland can be seen to the west; to the north is the Wylye Valley and Langford Lakes, with the scarp of Salisbury Plain rising up behind; to the east are the earthworks of Ebsbury and the transmitters of Woodford could just be made out in the mist on the skyline.

Good condition 30th Apr 2007  12:55  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

great views of lakes/castle/road. downland grass and flowers in great condition.

Good condition 30th Dec 2006  08:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 11th Sep 2005  11:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The first trig on a circular walk which also took in Grovely Hill and Crouch Down. We parked on the Ox Drove at the end of the little yellow road which heads north from Baverstock. We took the track across the fields north west, then through the wood and along the edge of the large field which is to the west of Langford Wood. It was stubble at the time and easy going. The trig is in a bit of pasture which surrounds Grovely Castle, an iron age hillfort. The trig is on top of the ramparts and visible from quite a way away. We saw four deer but no humans from leaving the car to reaching the trig. Probably a good job really as technically we were trespassing, although this woodland is refreshing in that it is not covered in keep out signs. Good views to the north. Plug mising.

Good condition 27th Feb 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, no cap or plug, fine earthwks (pasture), lovely view - Access:from NE, track, chalk pasture; arable; pasture

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