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TP4548 - Lough Down
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Lough DownSU59/T26SU59T026458818.67181092.25138.2173PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1968N0

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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2495th with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.28/10 (from 43 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Jan 1981
Was Last logged: 12th Jan 2020

Of the 43 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 93m
The average error was 13m
The closest was 3m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

BRISTOLIAN visits pillar.
S5726 Lough Down
By coinea
Lough Down the view
Lough Down selfie

By meandmymum

See 26 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 12th Jan 2020  08:36  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Sadly no real views this side of hedge. Better view of Goring in other field.


Good condition 6th Oct 2019  14:36  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in NT carpark (free), then had a lovely stroll in the sunshine along to the trigpoint, great views from the path along to the trig. With coinea

Lough Down selfie ©thejackrustles
Lough Down the view ©thejackrustles
Lough Down collage

Good condition 6th Oct 2019  14:35  by coinea

Gridref: SU 58819 81099   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

With thejackrustles

S5726 Lough Down

Good condition 8th Aug 2019  10:02  by graham&linda

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found whilst geocaching. Steep walk up with great views of the Goring Gap. No views from the trig itself as it is rather hidden away.

Not Logged 22nd Aug 2018  11:37  by meandmymum

Gridref: SU 58800 81000   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Walked from NT car park and despite sign on the gate warning of a bull in the field, saw only cows and very large calves. Pillar stuck in a hedge which had great views from it's other side!

Good condition 13th May 2018  15:53  by KT

Gridref: SU 58823 81092   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 9th Apr 2018  15:09  by sven

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Took g4wsb's advice and parked at Lardon Chase NT car park at the top of the mother of steep slopes. Gentle stroll along footpath to the corner of tree block that separates the Open access land from the golf course. Another life time wish visit ticked off - a view over the Goring Gap. First studied at senior school 50 years ago as a consequent stream (R.Thames) flowing over the General Slope SEastwards before erosion and weathering had created the ridge and valley trellised river landscape of the SE Midlands. Goring being sited in the gap to control traffic passing up and down the valley through the chalk ridge of the west Berkshire Downs. What a pity the visibility was so limited by low cloud and mizzle. I must return!

Misty view over the Goring Gap

Good condition 1st Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 58819 81098   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 20th Jun 2016  14:00  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very wet field with cows in it. Sign with "beware of the bull" on the gate but the cows were fine. Had a slight problem finding it and got covered in mud and other stuff. Views from point are not great but on the walk to it they are lovely over the Thames Valley.

Rather dank hidden away in the trees.

Good condition 16th Oct 2015  11:27  by Geo-Myck

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

fantastic place to spend my lunch break. Cows where grazing on the route but they gave me no bother today. enjoyed this pillar.

Me at pillar

Good condition 11th Oct 2015  07:25  by Boid

Gridref: SU 58819 81097   FB Number: S5762  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Nice walk out to the trig (if misty): cows no bother. Trig in good condition but enclosed on almost 3 sides by trees and tall hedges so views limited.

Good condition 24th Feb 2015  12:26  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 58822 81094   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Lardon Chase car park, level walk to trig.


Good condition 22nd Jan 2015  13:32  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

in little three sided fenced alcove next to a broken style/ fence climb over. fb south east ... complete plug, indented letters

Good condition 24th Aug 2014  13:08  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at the National Trust car park to the SW of the trig - free parking but it was a small car park. It being a Sunday, the car park was full so we had to be a bit 'creative' with our parking! Short walk up the hill through a field with a lot of black cows. The field was covered in cow poo, so a lot of attention was paid to looking at the ground (instead of looking at the lovely scenery) to avoid the cow poo! The trig was immediately next to a stile, on the N side of the hedge / trees, in a corner of growth. I had to cut back a few overhanging branches from the nearby trees. Trig was in very good condition, concrete base exposed, original metal cap. Very easy to miss this one if you're walking along the S side of the hedge / trees and not looking closely for it. Tip for future visitors: look out for the stile, or cross over at the gate just before the stile.

Good condition 22nd Jul 2014  18:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 10th Jun 2014  10:57  by amblerbob

Gridref: SU 58816 81095   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Before continuing walk along The Ridgeway on a very hot day.

Good condition 22nd Nov 2013  11:39  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 58822 81099   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant 700m walk from NT car park over wide grassy swathes of Lardon Chase to this trig sited on edge of a rough pasture. Pillar in good condition; original cap, indented lettering; plinth becoming exposed. Good views over Streatley, Thames and Goring. Overgrowth from thorn and bramble pruned back.

Pillar TP4548©jonglew
Spider TP4548©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4548©jonglew

Good condition 12th May 2012  20:19  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good mark as it was the final TP of what must be my Deus Mirabilis. Made the effort to go up footpath from north through golf course and along from NT car park. Found eventually thanks to directions by jachta. Call that a stile? Wouldn't be out of place in the Grand National! Total for day - 10 pillars and 2 bolts, walking all the way, being 48 miles. Lovely day with great weather.

Good condition 27th Feb 2012  14:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

'Bagged' this one on The Ridgeway walk (Aldworth, Streatley, Goring, Westridge Green).I'd reached Streatley & Goring (just had to cross the border into Oxfordshire), before returning to Aldworth by a vaguely circular route. Decided to climb Lough Down and rejoin The Ridgeway by this pleasant country way, thereby avoiding the A417. Although only 138m, the ascent was a puffing,huffing one. The pillar is tucked away in a line of bushes next to a stile. Rested awhile on a nearby wooden bench,ate my vittles,and enjoyed the views below of the Thames Valley.

Good condition 6th Nov 2011  08:12  by Crazy

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

KJ Year to be confirmed but we visited hoping to see the sun coming up and lighting up the opposite side of the Thames but to no avail as it was a misty morning. Tawny owls were hooting in the dark as we climbed up from Streatley and the spooky figures in the mist turned out to be cattle.

Good condition 27th Mar 2011  14:10  by jochta

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Public access. Good views nearby but the TP isn't in the most exciting location. Just over a stile and in a dark corner of a hedge. Plug intact. My photos show a bit of a lean and the base is a little exposed. Not sure if the lean is real though.

Pillar and FB
Top of pillar Showing intact plug.

Not Logged 30th Jan 2011  14:35  by The Cache Hoppers

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

Incredible views over the Goring Gap.

Good condition 2nd Feb 2010  16:45  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in NT car park to the south west - nice walk along to pillar about half a mile along the ridge - good condition good views of Thames valley

Good condition 2nd Jan 2010  15:30  by vw_keychain

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good views of the Goring Gap and Berkshire downs.

Good condition 28th Feb 2009  14:42  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Jun 2008  16:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

good green views over the Thames Gap

Good condition 4th Apr 2008  11:25  by turtle140

Gridref: SU 58823 81095   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fantastic views after a short walk from the parking area

Good condition 14th Dec 2007  02:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th Apr 2007  11:36  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fantastic views from up here, but a bit cold and windy!

Good condition 14th Jan 2007  15:22  by theblack

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

Trig tucked away next to the fence with the hedge spoiling the view. Great view from the other side of the hedge over Goring and showing the extent of the Thames Flooding.

Lough Down Trig ©theblack

Good condition 24th Dec 2006  09:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 58810 81090   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Another spot with good views...if vis wasnt down at 200m!Lots of Rine frost on the ground that made it look like it had snowed ....but only under the trees and hedges!


Good condition 19th Dec 2006  16:05  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Just over the fence with a suitable gap and wooden railings to cross. Parking in the NT car park about half a mile distant.

Good condition 4th Jun 2006  10:40  by Tikal

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 1st Apr 2006  11:28  by S&G.Davison

Gridref: SU 58823 81092   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition 11th Mar 2006  14:55  by lackofluke

Gridref: SU 58830 81099   FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice views over Goring.

Top of the trig

Good condition 29th Dec 2005  13:30  by walkergeoff

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The plate
The trigpoint

Good condition 7th Oct 2005  13:00  by dal

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good views, but very grey day

Good condition 15th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, N side of hedge by stile

Montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 19th Feb 2004  13:38  by HEATHENS

FB Number: 55726  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th Feb 2004  21:36  by The White Family

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Logged as part of the Thames Valley Trigpoint Trail Geocache (GCC3C8).

Good condition 13th Jul 2003  16:14  by wellermj

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

Fantastic views over Goring, trains boats and cars all running along side each other! Great place for a spot of lunch.... Not going to log the Plate number because its used in a multipoint trig point trail to a Cache.

Good condition 15th Feb 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug with heavily indenterd lettering.

Good condition 26th Jan 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5726  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar with much of its white remaining next to hedge and within barbed wire enclosure on NT land overlooking Streatley.

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