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TP3603 - Harbottle
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1768th with 91 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.53/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Apr 1997
Was Last found intact: 14th Apr 2019
Was Last logged: 2nd Sep 2019

Of the 30 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 5m
The average error was 3m
The closest was 1m

Alwinton Alwinton caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter amblerbob amblerbob Russel Wills Russel Wills CJO CJO Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy We TRye hard We TRye hard Harbottle Harbottle [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Not Logged 2nd Sep 2019  18:14  by dlauckner

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

Not Logged 2nd Sep 2019  12:18  by MrHappy

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 14th Apr 2019  18:44  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice walk though the plantation and back along the moor.

Good condition 11th Feb 2019  00:00  by carolje

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

Slightly damaged 14th Sep 2017  13:05  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Parked at the West Wood Forestry Commission car park and followed signed footpath to the Drakestone. The walk up through the woods to the Drake stone is delightful. The Drakestone is a massive lump of rock carved and sculpted by elemental forces, and then, sadly and inevitably, graffitted and defaced by morons. From the Drakestone a tough little yomp south over a couple of rocky ridges and through deep heather eventually leads to the TP on top of Cold Law. The views in all directions are terrific, from the North Sea coast in the east to who knows how far to the south west. The Cheviots to the North, the whole of the Otterburn Ranges to the west with the Keilder Observatory on the skyline in the far distance. One of the best view points in all of Northumberland IMHO... A hairline crack on the NW face of the TP is just starting to open up...

View North with Rosie
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Good condition 31st Aug 2017  11:04  by Boz North

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

If you would like to see my walk to this trig point you can read it on my blog, Boz North's Trail. Regards

Good condition 9th May 2017  10:07  by paulxtr

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked in forest track entrance NE of trig near 159 spot height. Wonderful walk through the forest, much more pleasant than most Forestry Commission plantations. Excellent panoramic view from trig.

Harbottle ©paulxtr

Good condition 27th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 92331 03087   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

BW to ESE from NT952023 is tarmack to good parking at NT925019. Where byway crosses at NT932017 a red flag was flying and i was about to turn back but a local said it was "just a warning" and OK to carry on. So parked as described and it was a lovely walk up. MOD land now extended to east to boundary with open access land.

Good condition 3rd Feb 2017  00:00  by beckroad

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Castle for sale, the Drake Stone, burial mounds and hidden waterfalls were all discovered on our journey to this trig point. Panoramic views throughout the day.

Good condition 14th Aug 2016  14:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Relatively easy route up from the information board to the south passing close to an abandoned stone cottage. Hill full of heather.


Good condition 10th Jul 2016  14:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

arked at the info board, followed a waymarked path up past a ruin, through the gate and then yomped across the heather to the trig. Terrific views.

Harbottle ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 10th Jul 2016  13:58  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the info board, followed a waymarked path up past a ruin, through the gate and then yomped across the heather to the trig. Terrific views but very windy!

Harbottle YOSM crew ©thejackrustles
Harbottle Collage

Good condition 10th Jul 2016  13:52  by gerryu2

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

Parked at the info board, followed a waymarked path up past a ruin, through the gate and then yomped across the heather to the trig. Terrific views but very windy!

Good condition 29th May 2016  05:24  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NT 92331 03094   FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Start of a long day - misty and I cheated on the navigation (used the GPS!)

©We TRye hard
©We TRye hard

Good condition 19th May 2016  12:32  by amblerbob

Gridref: NT 92332 03088   FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Harbottle via Harbottle Lake, returning through forest.

Harbottle Pillar and cairns

Good condition 12th May 2016  07:49  by Russel Wills

Gridref: NT 92332 03089   FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

At top of a pudding of a hill!

Top of Cold Law Approached via Harbottle Crag where cuckoo was calling.


Good condition 5th May 2016  16:06  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 92332 03091   FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Otterburn Ranges info board to S. Nice walk, nice summit. Trig has cap missing.

Harbottle The TP.
Harbottle The FB.

Good condition 23rd Feb 2016  12:35  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

An easier than expected walk up the footpath from the edge of the forest. Path seems well walked which is a bit odd as it doesn't really go anywhere. Good views especially to the east from the top and also long views to the south and west. A fine spot.

Trig and view to the east

Good condition 3rd Oct 2015  10:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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Good condition 11th Nov 2014  16:02  by vegibagger

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

overcast at sunset, feeling very dusky already. Mercifully the artillery fire had now stopped. FB facing NE open spider


Good condition 9th Nov 2014  14:34  by CJO

Gridref: NT 92331 03091   FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

No cap. A very minor hairline crack above FB level.


Good condition 8th Nov 2014  15:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Climbed with Phil Cooper from the Burma Road up to the ruin and beyond on a non firing day.

Good condition 12th Feb 2014  11:30  by Northumbria biker

FB Number: S806C  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I walked in from the edge of the Firing range, a distance of 3/4 miles each way over pretty rough ground. I fine location.

A snowy scene today

Slightly damaged 7th Jan 2012  13:35  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

On what looks like a robbed out tumulus, with another nearby tumulus and stone enclosure... will check whats known archaeologically. Walked up along PROW from army road to south (non-firing day). Best view of the day... across to SImonside, Rothbury, Coquet valley, Cheviots.

Slightly damaged 15th Aug 2008  11:18  by staggie34

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked at Harbottle Westwood Car Park and walked the short uphill path to the Drake Stone and Harbottle Lough. Wandered the short distance over the moor to the trig. Weather was lovely, views were good and the flies seemed more interested in the flowering heather than me! Firing ranges were very quiet too, despite the red flags. I reccommend a pint in The Star Inn at Harbottle, surely the smallest pub in Northumberland. Trig still in the same condition as described before.

The trig
The Drake Stone

Slightly damaged 10th May 2008  19:44  by coinea

Gridref: NT 92330 03089   FB Number: S8066  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

S8066 Harbottle.m

Good condition 10th May 2008  19:38  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 92331 03088   FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th May 1954, cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station NT72/16 within the Jedburgh block during 1957. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in August 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked in track entrance at NT939041, approx 2km to summit. Waymarked footpath. Harbottle Crag, Cold Law. Open heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition with minor filled surface cracks. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northeast, compass measurement 35. Vented through left (SE) sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view.

S8066 - Harbottle pillar & FB
S8066 - Harbottle & GRP, sunburnt!

Slightly damaged 14th May 2005  20:40  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

no cap or plug, crazed with hairline cracks, nice summit & view, wonderful sky at 2040

S8066 fb ©peregrinus
S8066 top ©peregrinus
S8066 trig ©peregrinus
S8066 trig ©peregrinus
S8066 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 30th Mar 2004  10:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A steady walk up through forestry almost to the edge of the army range. There was plenty of activity this day with big guns going off in the distance and helicopters and jets flying overhead. Good views from the trig. Plug missing.

Good condition 20th Apr 1997  13:50  by andyc

FB Number: S8066  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Army ranges quiet for the Lambing pause. I drove there and back on L plates week after my 17th birthday.

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