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TP4517 - Long Crag
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Long CragNY45/20NY45S020358604.60578763.71456.2852PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1456th with 41 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.67/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Feb 2004
Was Last logged: 14th May 2022

Of the 27 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 64m
The average error was 14m
The closest was 1m

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Good condition 14th May 2022  11:51  by Oldhortus

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

Parked at the Flatt took the forest track to Watch Rig then found a way up through the new conifers. In few years time this will be not so easy.

Good condition 26th Apr 2022  13:35  by beckroad

Gridref: NY 58600 78700   FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A spacious parking area at The Loan. Walked the forest road then crossed southeast over the felled plantation. Walked NE along the fence line to a gate at corner. Pillar has moss growing up from its base. Spider plug intact. Wonderful panoramic views.

Good condition 2nd Apr 2022  16:05  by NJM

Gridref: NY 58604 78767   FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second trig in a 19 mile round of 4 (albeit 2 were the Whitelyne Common pair). Parked at Crossgreens a mile N of Bewcastle and walked E 5 miles to Little Hen Hill, then retraced route back to White Preston, where we cut over not-too-tough terrain NW to Long Crag. Sunny spells and intermittent snow flurries, a great day to be out walking. Views from Long Crag are outstanding. Onwards from here NE along fenceline to Whitelyne, and the going gets considerably tougher...

Good condition 1st Aug 2021  12:18  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

# 600. Parked at The Flatt NY558783. Followed the forest tracks to Watch Rigg where it has been felled and replanted. Made my way to the fence line of the access land and this up to the flat summit. Over the fence and to the trig via quad track.

Good condition 22nd Apr 2021  13:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From White Preston, easy going due to very dry conditions and relatively level ground. Perfect weather giving great 360 views. Pillar in a good condition.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2019  12:30  by Rupertal

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

Good condition 12th Jun 2018  12:33  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 58605 78768   FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From The Flatt (parked at NY 5597 7842). En-route to Sighty Crag. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open, front plug degrading. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP4517©jonglew
Spider TP4517©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4517©jonglew

Good condition 9th Jun 2018  15:02  by Earby Rambler

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

Walked over from Whitelyne Common with P61 and Brunshaw,thunder storm over head on reaching summit,off to Newcastleton next for a well earned pint at the Trap

The Trap

Good condition 9th Jun 2018  15:02  by painterman61

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On way down from sighty crag thunderstorm looming great views here trig in vgc got soaked on way back down

trig ©painterman61
its me ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
storm coming ©painterman61

Good condition 2nd Oct 2017  12:40  by Moacky

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at The Loan and up the fell. Continued to Sighty Crag (Whitelyne Common)

Good condition 17th Sep 2017  12:44  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Whitelyne Common following fences and walls. Extensive view. Reentered forest at NY580788 and returned to car at the large parking spot at the forest entrance.

Long Crag ©paulxtr

Good condition 14th Sep 2017  11:39  by stignest

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

is there a pillar that's not on the summit of a hill with a better view than this. another very fine spot. there's no noise but for the occasional bird and the rush of the breeze.. and I feel like I can see forever.

Good condition 2nd Dec 2016  11:55  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached from the west, parking on verge at NY559784 (south of The Flatt). Walked up forest track (ignoring the private signs) then by compass bearing through the last bit of forest from bend in track. Carried on to Sighty Crag. Made return down Access Land back to car, there's a quad bike track a lot of the way. Clear still day with views across to a snowy Cross Fell and northern Lakes fells. Whole round trip only took 4hrs: mostly tussocky moorland and by keeping to the higher ground you can usually avoid the mires.

Good condition 29th Jul 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 58606 78762   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Feb 2015  11:52  by CJO

Gridref: NY 58609 78771   FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

all intact. Good views between misty spells.

Long Crag

Good condition 27th Jul 2013  13:34  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from Caldslope to SW via Sighty Crag first, with Jamie and Jonathan de Ferranti

Good condition 21st Mar 2012  12:55  by asbown

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

from crossgreens,track for a couple of miles before heading north when you can't avoid it any longer,conditions underfoot not to bad today.

Good condition 10th Mar 2009  15:00  by peebs

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition with plug in place. Great views


Good condition 21st Sep 2008  14:37  by coinea

Gridref: NY 58605 78763   FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S6502 Long Crag.m

Good condition 21st Sep 2008  14:36  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 58605 78759   FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 24th June 1951 costing 22.9s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NY45/20 within the Carlisle block during 1953. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. Flush bracket number S6502 has a duplicate on the levelling network. SITE VISIT: Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces west, compass measurement 271. Vented through right (south) sight hole.

S6502 - Long Crag pillar & FB

Good condition 14th May 2008  11:37  by shankwoodwanderer

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

Tracked across from christianbury crags and the Long Bar before arriving at Long Crag trig point.

Good condition 14th May 2008  11:33  by smarthair

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

This is my first photographed and logged trigpoint.. accessed via the loan and up on to the Long Bar then followed fence line until reached Long Crag. Very nice warm early summer day... and no flies.!!!

Long Crag trig point East facing shot with Christianbury crags in the rear..

Good condition 19th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Heather moorland. A long crag indeed, with a bit of a Peak District feel about it, although too low for climbs. Nice view SW, windy drizzly 2h circuit with Whitelyne.

Good condition 8th Apr 2007  09:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 58600 78800   FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Long Crag and Whitelyne Common Parked bottom of the track near Caldslope and walked towards Crew cutting across field just before the trees, found a quad track which skirted round Crew Crag and took me right up next to Long Crag which was very helpful as visibility was poor due to low cloud, decided to go on to Sighty using compass headed NE following wall-fence over Stantling and on to Sighty,A magical island in a sea of heather mooreland with large boulders and firm ground this is a very remote quiet place with big skies the cloud had now lifted and the sun shone,Tranquillity personified well worth the effort my favourite Trig to date, returned by the same route taking in all the views missed due to the earlier cloud stopping of at Long Crag to get a better photo, elderly farmer from Crew enquired if I had had a good day he seemed pleased on been told one of the best.

Long Crag Trig & inserts
better view on return

Good condition 3rd Jun 2006  11:50  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

My second Long Crag of the day (the other being a Marilyn) passed on the way to Sighty Crag.

Long Crag Pleasant spot on a nice day.
Long Crag Flush bracket.

Good condition 4th Jul 2005  11:50  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked just after Bewcastle (no pub there now) and walked up the track from Crossgreens which is a permissive bridleway and not drivable. Took the wall line north just before White Preston and after a bit of bog arrived at the pillar which stands on a bit of a ridge. Good views. Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 9th Feb 2004  12:14  by fasgadh

Gridref: NY 58604 78760   FB Number: S6502  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A tough snowy walk to Sighty Crag: first stop this pillar. Great view over towards CArlisle and north to Caldcleuch Head. Bewcastle Hunt busy in the forest below. Pillar in good condition and intact.

Long Crag, the pillar
Long Crag, the plate.

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