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TP4637 - Manside Cross
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Manside CrossNZ29/13NZ29S013398387.96592062.90325.0472PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1969N0

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There are 34 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6002nd with 53 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.46/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th May 1994
Was Last logged: 12th Jan 2020

Of the 26 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 111278m
The average error was 13916m
1 was exact

Clochandighter Clochandighter amblerbob amblerbob asbown asbown caroleengel caroleengel Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy coinea coinea beckroad beckroad Bambi&Thumper Bambi&Thumper Manside Cross Manside Cross [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Route from Winter's Gibbet
By beckroad
The Pillar
By beckroad
By beckroad
Manside Cross
By amblerbob
Manside Cross
By Aye Jimmy

By asbown
Chevoits from Darden rigg
©stan toon
See 27 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Not Logged 12th Jan 2020  21:27  by Geordie

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

Good condition 12th Jan 2020  18:01  by carolje

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

Good condition 30th Dec 2019  14:00  by beckroad

Gridref: NY 98400 92100   FB Number: 3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not as easy as you think. Navigating to this looks straight forward on the map.Recommend you do not follow the forest edge from Winter's Gibbet,as I did. It's very muddy and navigation to the pillar was problematic. Returned via the asphalt track from Harwood Head.It is much easier. Suggest future baggers start at Harwood Head ny972907 and walk NE 2km along the asphalt track till you see a pile of chippings that has yellow painted arrows indicating your route. On seeing these arrows walk NW 500m uphill. Look for a gap about 20m before the quarry. This gap leads you to the earthworks. They are much bigger than I imagined. The pillar is there, west of the earthworks and above the quarry. Huddled close to trees. Spider intact. Really pleased to find this one. Glad I stuck it out to find and seek.

Route from Winter's Gibbet Looking NE along forest edge.
Earthworks Looking NE
The Pillar Looking NE toward the earthworks.

Not Logged 20th Aug 2018  12:31  by MrHappy

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 10th Jun 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 98388 92060   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 17th Jun 2017  15:41  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 98388 92059   FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Winter's Gibbet on a lovely sunny, but windy, day.

Manside Cross Enjoying the sunshine
Manside Cross The final few metres

Good condition 8th May 2017  17:49  by paulxtr

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at start of forestry track SW of pillar. A 3 mile walk (there and back) with only the 100 yards near the trig having any interest. FB faces into the forest.

Manside Cross ©paulxtr

Good condition 13th Mar 2017  16:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on the minor road to the south and chose the forestry track leading straight to the pillar from the south east. For a change of scenery took the parallel track to the wast on the way back. Limited views and very quite on a Monday afternoon.


Good condition 6th Mar 2017  11:30  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked in from the bottom of the road sign-posted to Harwood and followed the St Oswald's Way path through the hamlet of Harwood - it would save 5 minutes walk there and back to drive up and park in Harwood itself. After about 400m the StOW track crosses another track and then about another 300m beyond on the left is a Forestry Commission 'Ride' which we ventured up. The going was soft in places and the avenue of larch trees fairly interminable but the otherwise featureless ride was punctuated with 'Furlong' Marker posts - at the 7 Furlong marker you come out at another main track. Turn right and after 100m there is a T junction of tracks, turn sharp left back on yourself and cross a small wooden footbridge and a stile into a broad firebreak through the forest. There is a feint path through the rough and in places wet firebreak which gradually ascends to the marker stone that was once Manside Cross, turning left to follow the fence up over an area of old earthworks the TP is easily found. Sadly it offers no views but larch trees in all directions! There is a decent view W from Manside Cross, and the return down the firebreak offers good views of Coatyards and Greenleighton TPs. Once back at the stile we continued E along the main track which after about 300m turns S back to Harwood, and the views S between the trees on this track before you start to descend are extensive. A good walk but the lack of any views from the TP itself was a bit of a disappointment.

View North with Rosie
View East
View South
View West

Good condition 20th May 2016  12:44  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 98388 92063   FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Harwood Head Farm to the SW. Easy walk up forest road for a mile, then sharp left turn leads in few hundred metres to sandy quarry on right. Trig above and behind this at edge of trees. Saw two siskins.

Manside Cross The trig.
Manside Cross The FB of BSM type, rather prickly to get at.

Good condition 6th May 2016  12:30  by offpiste

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycled in from winters gibbet.

Good condition 5th May 2016  13:18  by Boz North

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Oct 2015  10:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 11th Sep 2014  17:13  by asbown

Gridref: NY 98389 92058   FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Jan 2012  12:19  by stan toon

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

Bagged this on mountain Bike ride through Harwood Forest. Clearest views fom the Darden Rigg I've seen in years

©stan toon
Chevoits from Darden rigg ©stan toon

Good condition 10th Sep 2011  12:30  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

looked awful on the map but surprisingly easy to find. Parked at 959 926 next to surfaced forest road, from there picked up PROW up through what used to be the fire break, but it has recently been felled apart from the last 500m or so. Then picked up track not on the map but took us right to the trig. Unseasonably warm and muggy and very very wet under foot, that was the deciding factor on return route which was all forest track, although longer it was quicker and much drier!

Good condition 7th Jun 2008  16:10  by coinea

Gridref: NY 98389 92062   FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S3625 Manside Cross.m

Good condition 7th Jun 2008  16:01  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 98388 92058   FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked opposite Winters Gibbet and took direct route to trig, very rough going. Recommend parking at NY972905 and following the mapped tracks. On NW edge of firebreak, NE of mapped track. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement centre plug with raised large narrow lettering. Vented through SW sight hole. BsM flush bracket faces 292, WNW. Pillar completed 17th May 1946 costing 10.19s.6d. In 1947 this marker was computed for triangulation as secondary station NZ29/13 in the Newcastle block. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1969. The trig point was last maintained by the OS in August 1978.

S3625 - Manside Cross pillar & FB

Good condition 1st Mar 2008  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

forest road maze

Good condition 6th Oct 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 14th Apr 2006  16:00  by Bambi&Thumper

Gridref: SD 98343 80785   FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found at: N 54 13.367 W 002 01.614

Manside Cross Trigpoint

Good condition 6th Jul 2005  10:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We followed the Border County Ride from Harwood Head. Plug with raised lettering.

Good condition 15th May 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, large raised letters, S above nums, in heather clearing above small dis quarry just E of summit of forest road

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 16th Sep 2003  10:54  by Teasel

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Endless pine forests! Came here on our way to cache GCG5F8 (Manside Cross). Trigpoint adorned with a dead frog but otherwise in good condition.

The trigpoint Complete with dead frog!
View from the trigpoint
The flush bracket

Good condition 16th Sep 2003  10:54  by The Peak Plodders

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Sacrificial dead frog on the top of this pillar.

Good condition 8th May 1994  13:02  by andyc

FB Number: S3625  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited by Mountain Bike from Harwood Head to Elsdon.

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