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TP4568 - Lower Ley
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Lower LeySO92/6SO92S006374474.61216306.2840.5502PILLAR01/06/1949101/06/1967N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 9816th with 55 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.22/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Apr 1999
Was Last logged: 5th May 2019

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

All were within 25m
The average error was 8m
2 were exact

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Lower Ley
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Lower Ley FP diversion
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 5th May 2019  16:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SO 74475 16306   FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Could not find FP at farm so entered field at back of new house

Good condition 29th Apr 2018  12:32  by CJO

Gridref: SO 74469 16304   FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. Path diverted. Young cattle in field.

Lower Ley

Good condition 10th Jul 2017  05:31  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First Trig of the day. Went through a field full of very noisy cows. But they were friendly. Trig has good views all round.

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Good condition 13th Oct 2016  13:23  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SO 74478 16309   FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A rather protracted walk along a 'foot path' from just north of Bagley Farm, parked on the grass verge. Over a gate, across a field, through another gate then a gap in the fence, over a barbed wire fence next to a water trough then up to the top corner of that field, crawled under the hedge pillar 10yds away, lots of spooky cows

Good condition 14th Aug 2016  10:57  by g4wsb

Gridref: SO 74483 16306   FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at road side barn Gamage Court across road gate up across field to gates together over right to top. This only took a few minutes, parking car had wife just in case of having to move. West way a lot easier..


Not Logged 2nd Jul 2016  19:31  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SO 74475 16306   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 24th Mar 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

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

CURRENT FP SITUATION. Further to my log of October 2014 i can now confrim the FP has been diverted and have attached a map of the new route

Lower Ley FP diversion ©caroleengel

Good condition 7th Feb 2015  10:47  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 74475 16309   FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at end of the road, through the gate. Seems the RoW running N past Cotshill Farm has disappeared, so a few gates etc to hop over. Trig located approx 2m in from field boundary hedgerow, on SW side, in a pasture. VGC with smooth screed finish; original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Extensive 360deg views, May Hill prominent to NW.

Pillar TP4568©jonglew
Spider TP4568©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4568©jonglew

Good condition 19th Oct 2014  09:53  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 5028  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Wow!!! middle of nowhere here. Parked safely before nearby (ish) Level crossing and walked passed a few cows to get to this. From parking to Trig and back to car took about 50 mins. Well worth it though.

Mr K at Trig. Mr K alongside trig.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 10th Oct 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 74478 16313   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I parked at end of minor road to east where it joins Ley Road but it is possible to park just before marked PROW on hard-standing in field. FP soon forks right but the owner of the farm here adamantly denies all knowledge of there ever having been a FP thru' his property, despite me showing him the map. I took the matter up with Gloucester County Council and after many months and persistence I am assured a diversion has been granted.

Good condition 21st Jun 2011  11:52  by Rob&Fiona

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 8th Mar 2011  15:00  by Stevie Boy

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

The old boy at the caravan kindly rang the farmer. Short, steep climb. Nice pillar. Good views. Sunny with haze


Good condition 8th Mar 2011  13:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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Good condition 9th Feb 2011  13:30  by arranc

Gridref: SO 74477 16331   FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

caravan had a poster about being 90 on door. knocked and peered inside to see old gentleman, but decided not to disturb him and climbed to top without problems.

Good condition 23rd Apr 2010  15:59  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Jan 2010  13:45  by tom

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The pillar stands near the hedge of a grass field on a small hill to the west of Gloucester. It has a metal cap with shallow lettering and FB S5028. The site was reached by walking from the lay by on the A48 a kilometre to the east. There was little or no evidence of the OS mapped rights of way on the ground. The top of the hill was approached from the field on its eastern side. The trig was reached after crawling through a hedge and negotiating several barbed wire fences. The site has quite a good view across low farmland toward higher hills in the distance. The wooded ridges of the Forest of Dean are to the west. The long scarp of the Cotswold Edge is to the east. The frosty slopes of the Malvern Hills could be seen to the north.

Good condition 16th Feb 2008  11:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

There are three main problems with this tp :- parking and lack of footpath signs and barbed wire. Without these problems it would be a pleasant stroll but all are surmountable.

Good condition 18th Oct 2007  12:30  by Lathama

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Well, this was definitely 'Lonely Planet' day up here as every habitation was utterly deserted so I had to find my own way, using the footpath to the west. This proved difficult and the barbed wire fences are still much in evidence. The pillar is in good nick, with the original plug - slightly-indented letters. Traces of paint. West sighthole open, others closed or below vegetation level. Pillar is close to a hedge in a pasture field. Lovely views on a glorious day!

Good condition 7th Apr 2007  11:30  by desperate dan

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Glorious Easter Saturday en route to the Forest of Dean (JK orienteering). Writing this 3 days later I still have splinters from crawling under barbed wired fences. Too hazy to see much.

Good condition 12th Sep 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Asked at the caravan/mobile home and no problem.


Good condition 4th Sep 2006  15:10  by Managra

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Agree with the barbed wire comments. Good condition. Asked the farmer if we could visit. Lovely views


Good condition 12th Feb 2006  13:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 74450 16300   FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Seems the farmer around here has an aversion to footpath access ,and to counter it has aquired a barbed wire fetish.Only 1 path out of 4 marked on map has any obvious signage and it goes downhill from there.Every stile /gate i came accross was adorned with wire .So as is normal with me i abandoned any attempt to follow path and just made my own,if they block rights of way deliberately dont expect me to worry about being near one.Ok views from the top but a grey day.pillar fine.


Good condition 17th Nov 2005  17:08  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Plenty of footpaths but lots of hadges linked to themdirect route was ruled out by locals chatting in the gate so I tried from due East and regretted every other step of the route. Nice view was only saving grace

Good condition 24th Jul 2005  15:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

There are plenty of footpaths shown on the map but in the end we went straight up to it through an open gate just before Cotshill, just before the end of the road, in between a bungalow and a permanent mobile home. The old boy in the mobile home was very helpful and had a young Jack Russell bitch that Shane wanted to take home. I said it wasn't on as she might attack Maurice, our incumbent house mouse, who lives under the sofa.

Good condition 6th Nov 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, pasture just W of hedge

Montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 30th Mar 2004  18:29  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A bit awkward to get to, with fences and hedges to negotaite whilst trying not to look too obtrusive. Quite a goof view. A first for Keith Stevens

Trig by a hedge

Good condition 15th Apr 1999  11:21  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5028  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

leycott fm cows and pigs

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