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TP4442 - Little Hen Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Little Hen HillNY86/22NY86S022362567.33575251.48343.8142PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1972nd with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.50/10 (from 14 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Dec 2004
Was Last logged: 1st Feb 2020

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

All were within 59m
The average error was 10m
1 was exact

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Good condition 1st Feb 2020  14:12  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From the locked gate at Birky Shank. From Potsloan we took a direct route SW over Hen Hill across stupidly roughty-toughty ground, getting to the TP OK but wondering why no one else had mentioned how tough this was...I now belatedly realise that the track that leads almost directly to the TP itself isn't shown on the OS Landranger map, and I didn't check the route on a bigger scale map (until just now). So, feel free to use our route if you actually enjoy clambering about over half a mile of brash, potholes and tussocks, or...

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Good condition 27th Dec 2019  13:46  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at Birky Shank at the start of the track to Potsloan. Dull plod along forestry tracks until close to pillar. Good view N to Black Knowe and S across the Spadeadam Waste. A lonely spot. I finally visited it painterman61!

Little Hen Hill ©paulxtr

Good condition 2nd Nov 2019  08:53  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 62566 75254   FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From NY 6577 7606. Good forest roads to within 100m of the pillar (NY 6248 7535), could have driven if the gate had been unlocked. Centre tube has no cap or plug; front sight hole open. Extensive heather moorland views. Walked on to the site of the Berry Hill pillar.

Pillar TP4442©jonglew
Spider TP4442©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4442©jonglew

Good condition 27th Jul 2019  10:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 62567 75251   FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good access from locked gate to East Very heavy rain Last 50m tough

Good condition 14th May 2019  10:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Forest track from the north not shown on my OS map to within 50 metres of the pillar.

Inside Spadeadam Camp©Borderer

Good condition 23rd Mar 2019  10:02  by painterman61

FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Long drive in to this one to the start of the walk. Easy walking on forest tracks leads to the trig good views here you can see RAF Spadeadam base not many have been to this one even Paul xtr has not visited !

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Good condition 31st Aug 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 62568 75249   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Excellent forest track from NY658761 (with locked gate!). At end of track, forest felled

Good condition 29th Aug 2016  13:00  by Moacky

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

Cycled from locked gate to within 100m. of trig point. I could have been the last person on the planet.


Good condition 20th Sep 2014  10:39  by CJO

Gridref: NY 62568 75252   FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cap missing. Healthy moss growth. Military radar installation visible in near distance.

Little Hen Hill

Good condition 15th Dec 2013  13:40  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked in via forest track from the east. The first part, according to large notices, was closed to the public for logging operations until Feb 2014, but no-one around on a gloomy Sunday afternoon so nipped in. Tracks made for easy walking so round trip to the trig was only about 1h40. A lot of the forest has been felled including around the trig, so it was easy to find, though meant you were within sight of military buildings: hence didn't linger. Oddly there are no fences or signs to indicate that the trig is 100m inside the military range. It's good to know that there are still places in England so obscure and remote that even trig-baggers rarely pass by. With only 3 previous visits over 9 years, this must be one of the least visited English pillars.

Good condition 19th Sep 2009  12:07  by coinea

Gridref: NY 62570 75249   FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S6492 Little Hen Hill.

Good condition 19th Sep 2009  12:06  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 62568 75250   FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th July 1953 costing 15.4s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NY86/22 within the block during 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: Parking for two cars outside locked forest gate at east end of track to north. Pillar in Good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces 180 south. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Safe distance away from anything MoD. As a British taxpayer, I have no qualms about walking on unfenced MoD land.

S6492 - Little Hen Hill pillar & FB.
S6492 - Little Hen Hill & GRP

Good condition 11th Feb 2007  13:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 62600 75300   FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The gate saginanivalis drove through was locked so I had a long trek along the track passing potsloan (with sign Trespassers will be shot) then followed calf sike up towards the Trig,Please note this is MOD land and permission should be sort before visiting. see my log for Berry Hill

Little Hen Hill Trig & inserts FB & Top Wet day on Little Hen Hill

Good condition 25th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6492  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap (iced over at time of visit), rough wide clearing - Access:good forest road from (unlocked) gate to E then softer tk (just driveable) to just N of TP

S6492 fb ©peregrinus
S6492 top ©peregrinus
S6492 trig ©peregrinus

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