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TP3570 - Halidon Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Halidon HillNT86/T15NT86T015396865.70654831.28163.1283PILLAR01/06/1953101/06/1971N0CO-ORDS CONFIRMED 1987

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There are 38 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2094th with 36 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.41/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Jan 1994
Was Last logged: 9th Oct 2018

Of the 34 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 72m
The average error was 10m
The closest was 1m

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED BERWICK-UPON-TWEED Camp Hill Chimney Camp Hill Chimney slateloose slateloose Clochandighter Clochandighter wrose wrose fasgadh fasgadh Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy CJO CJO caroleengel caroleengel senrabyar senrabyar FionaCH FionaCH Dumfriesmike Dumfriesmike jonglew jonglew Halidon Hill Halidon Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By greenbell

By greenbell

By greenbell
Halidon Hill trig with pig farm in background
By Moira293
Moi posing at the trig
By Moira293
Flush Bracket
Halidon Hill
By Aye Jimmy
Halidon Hill trig
By FionaCH
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By Clochandighter
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 9th Oct 2018  17:01  by greenbell

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The hill that set the tide against Scotland in the wars? A stunning and exciting place, most of the pigs were sensible enough not to be out in the wind, some freshly fallen hedges as a grey skirl comes in from the north. Glad I'd had refreshments from Chain Bridge bus to get my energy levels up on the way up. So where is the most southerly Scottish trig??? Stein Head is suggested - put on the to do list.

Good condition 6th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 96866 54828   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 19th Nov 2016  11:26  by Moira293

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

This was our 2nd attempt at bagging this one...took the wrong track the last time and ended up in the pig farm lol :o . Parked at the viewpoint and went along the track down the road from the viewpoint this time and along the field edge to the trig. Nice views across Berwick and beyond. An absolutely stunning morning but we didn't linger long as it was rather chilly! Nice to get this one in the bag at last anyhow :) (Trig condition is slightly damaged due to a small chunk which has broken away from one of the edges)

Halidon Hill trig with pig farm in background
Moi posing at the trig
Another pic of the trig...stunning day for trig bagging :)

Slightly damaged 3rd Nov 2016  14:23  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

With the unique claim of being England's most northerly TP, set on the site of an historic battlefield, with good access on Permissive Access land and stunning views of the Cheviots and other Borders Hills, I'm surprised that this TP doesn't get better scores for interest. There are even information boards around the tracks and fields explaining the battle of 19 July 1333 - not a good day for Jocky McJockface...I thought this was a great little hill, only the limited views to the north prevent me from giving it top marks!

View North West with Rosie
View South West
View South East
View North East

Slightly damaged 13th Oct 2016  10:35  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 96863 54836   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked as per previous logger; walked up track and along field boundary. Pillar retains original cap, indented lettering; LHD side sight hole open. Some damage to 2 vertical edges, one more significant than the other. 360deg views.

Pillar TP3570©jonglew
Showing damage TP3570©jonglew
Spider TP3570©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3570©jonglew

Good condition 4th Oct 2016  10:43  by wrose

Gridref: NT 96865 54826   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S6232 Halidon Hill Pillar.
S6232 Halidon Hill Flush Bracket.
S6232 Halidon Hill Plug.

Slightly damaged 19th Sep 2016  13:14  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked in the viewing area just S of the transmitter. The most northerly English trig pillar. Chunk missing out of corner so condition is 'slightly damaged'. Very poor spider paint job. Good view of Berwick.

Halidon Hill ©paulxtr

Slightly damaged 29th Jul 2016  13:16  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 96865 54829   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

From Brow of the Hill pig-farm to the SW, bit of a circular route owing to farming activities.

Halidon Hill The TP.
Halidon Hill The FB, showing slight damage at RH edge of column.
Halidon Hill OS cap, deeply indented letters.
Halidon Hill One of the locals, just had a bath...

Good condition 9th May 2016  15:35  by Dumfriesmike

Gridref: NT 96861 54837   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

cracking views down to Berwick. lovely day too - last week was storms, sleet and snow!

Good condition 13th Mar 2016  09:34  by FionaCH

Gridref: NT 96866 54830   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed the suggested circular route from the parking area. Great views all around even on a hazy morning.

Halidon Hill trig

Good condition 21st Jan 2016  10:20  by slateloose

Gridref: NT 96800 54800   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A bit cool up here today, trig is south side of fence line.

Slightly damaged 19th Dec 2015  12:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Took the circular battle site tour from the car park by the telephone mast which took me right past the pillar. Good views E-S-W from the coast through the Cheviots to the Eildon Hills. Decent condition with a slight chunk missing from the lower south east corner. Like the previous log visited during a gale.


Good condition 1st Mar 2015  14:45  by Analoguesat

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

Interesting place but hard to believe over 4000 soldiers met their deaths on the surrounding battlefield. Blowing a gale up there today - must revisit when its calmer. Superb views from the trig.

Good condition 21st Feb 2014  15:07  by senrabyar

Gridref: NT 96862 54834   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 14th Jul 2013  15:10  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Chip on the side.

Good condition 2nd Mar 2013  11:35  by CJO

Gridref: NT 96865 54829   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

great views, lots of dismembered crows on the walk to the pillar the remains of a bird of preys lunch.


Good condition 26th Jan 2013  11:45  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 96865 54828   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

There is a chip missing from an edge, but the metalwork is fine. Ascent using the waymarked path from Conundrum (road to car park on the hill was snowed up).

Halidon Hill ©fasgadh
Halidon Hill ©fasgadh
Halidon Hill ©fasgadh

Good condition 26th Aug 2012  12:08  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Interesting walk around battlefield. Good views of Berwick. Perplexed by number of police officers at Berwick Morrisons until a local explained that the other Rangers were in town!

Slightly damaged 6th Oct 2011  17:39  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

I began this walk alongside the river in Berwick-upon-Tweed. A mile past the Royal Border Bridge I took a track up to the A1. From there it wasn't too much further to the trig pillar via High Lentham. I came up to it through the open gate in the field east of Brow of the Hill. This evening I had very clear views west to the Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders and south, back down the coast as far as Holy Island. It was one of those special occasions when trigpointing takes me to somewhere great that I would have never otherwise thought of visiting.

Slightly damaged 9th Mar 2011  15:15  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 30th May 2010  16:15  by Trigglets

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk from the battlefield view point. Great views of Berwick.


Slightly damaged 21st Apr 2010  11:51  by bluewhitereg

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

This one has seen better days - damage described well by previous finder

Slightly damaged 20th Apr 2009  17:10  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 96864 54826   FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Second visit. For GPS measurement and photographs. Most northerly trig pillar in England. SITE VISIT: Northmost pillar in England. Column in fair condition, small chunk out of one vertical edge. White painted spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~201. Vented through NW sight hole. View includes Camp Field (S7226), Ross Castle (S3697), Doddington (S7472), Hedgehope Hill (S8059), Cheviot (S1560), Newton Tors (S7473), Kings Seat (S7997), Rubers Law (S7496), Peniel Heugh (S7471), Smailholm (S7476), Eildon Mid Hill (S7474).

S6232 - Halidon Hill pillar & FB
S6232 - Halidon Hill pillar showing damaged edge
view to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Good condition 8th Feb 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

bit muddy

Good condition 25th Mar 2008  18:45  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Barked at by a large black dog on Halidon Hill.. just like 1333! Smashing Chiltern view over Berwick as the Sun was going down, strangely whitewashed spider with Westish sight open.

Halidon Hill ..a whitewashed spider?!

Slightly damaged 9th Sep 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

chipped near FB, N edge of arable, fine view of Berwick

Good condition 19th Aug 2006  11:00  by asbown

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

nice walk from nearby viewpoint.good views in all directions.

Good condition 2nd Apr 2006  10:30  by SUE-C

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Apr 2006  10:30  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

It gets a 6 today as the view wasn't too good, low level cloud/mist at the time of this visit. I'd imagine that the view to Berwick, the Tweed valley, Cheviots to the South and the free range pig farms to the north would be delightful in good weather. Plenty of information boards regarding the battle on the circular walk iainmac mentions. Hiked up from Berwick and ended up in Eyemouth, this wasn't a planned trig tigging exercise otherwise I'd have grabbed a few more in the Eyemouth area.

Good condition 12th Apr 2005  14:34  by jimmy

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

short walk up the fence line from the Battle Heritage Walk--great views

Good condition 13th Nov 2004  16:10  by sky high boys

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Crappy early nights. Never mind, only five weeks till they start to lengthen again..........Back to the car in darkness.

Good condition 10th Nov 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Car park at viewpoint with details of a circular walk taking in trig.


Good condition 11th Jun 1997  11:05  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 7th May 1951 costing 12.9s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT86/T15 in 1953. Levelled for height in 1971. Last maintained by the OS, 11th October 2000. Most northerly trig pillar in England. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider centre retained OS centre plug with stamped lettering. Flush bracket faces SSW.

S6232 FB Flush bracket

Good condition 8th Jan 1994  12:37  by andyc

FB Number: S6232  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Steep ascent from the road. Most northerly trig in Northumberland and only one on the north side of the River Tweed. Saw one dead fox and one live one. Free range pigs in the field.

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