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TP5124 - Newton Tors
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Newton TorsNT72/24NT72S024390812.46626924.23537.0572PILLAR01/06/1957201/06/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1322nd with 19 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.73/10 (from 40 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Feb 1992
Was Last found intact: 9th Oct 2019
Was Last logged: 8th Dec 2019

Of the 40 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 26m
The average error was 8m
The closest was 1m

beckroad beckroad arranc arranc Proper Cheddar Proper Cheddar Clochandighter Clochandighter caroleengel caroleengel fasgadh fasgadh Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy jonglew jonglew Newton Tors Newton Tors [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Not Logged 8th Dec 2019  16:15  by Old-hortus

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

Good condition 9th Oct 2019  16:20  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 90812 26926   FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From cattle grid car park (NT 8939 2802), a round of hills culminating (almost) in Newton Tors. Difficult access taken coming off The Bell and ascending Newton Tors from NT 9005 2822 following the fenceline up only diverting off to take a look at Wester Tor. Steep, difficult, not recommended. Pillar retains an original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive views, but broad flatish summit area detracts.

Pillar TP5124©jonglew
Spider TP5124©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5124©jonglew

Not Logged 15th Aug 2019  08:45  by Fremington

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

straight up from hethpool, bracken bagging then heather hopping making for slow progress. fantastic location and views, high above college valley, lowlands of Scotland to North West, North sea of East, Cheviot brooding in cloud South.

Good condition 28th Jun 2019  18:00  by beckroad

Gridref: NT 90800 26900   FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Our 2nd of 2 trigs today. The long summer hours of daylight allowed us the opportunity to walk from Humbleton Car Park, taking in Gains Law, Yeavering Bell, Eastor Tor and this magnificent pillar at Newton Tors. 360 degree views consisting Cheviot, Millfield Plain,North Sea and Scotland. Wild mountain goats, songbirds and wild flowers. Another epic. Followed by a meal and real ale in Wooler.

The Spider Looking south to Bizzle Crag and Cheviot
Newton Tors Looking WNW to Wester Tor
goats ©beckroad

Good condition 22nd Jun 2019  12:31  by Crazy

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

K Ascended from Hethpool via waterfall and Torleehouse FP (start from Old Yeavering for a slightly shorter walk). FPs marked by quad tracks followed to Easter Tor where Dad stopped looking at the view, while I continued on to Wester Tor and summit trig. Trig is on a boggy flat top bypassed by the FP with guardian pools for the unwary. Family groups of feral goats and silent apart from bird song. Breezy day clouding over.

Good condition 10th Mar 2019  12:23  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisit after Hare Law from College Valley car park, in a snowstorm, icy crosswind

Not Logged 14th May 2018  12:00  by MrHappy

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Aug 2017  00:00  by carolje

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

Good condition 3rd Jan 2017  12:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Took advantage of the additional Scottish Holiday and the dry but windy weather. Took a circular route from Hethpool taking in Yeavering Bell, Easter Tor, Newton Tors and Hare Law.


Not Logged 8th Nov 2016  00:00  by bazz69

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

Good condition 26th Oct 2016  13:11  by greenbell

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Do like a consecutive number - follow up to S7474 on Eildon Mid Hill. A really stiff wind a stormy grey growing from the Cheviot once again! However just a brief shower once we're blown off the tors. Park at Hethpool, up College Burn then switch back from Sunderland Bridge..

The Cheviot under there somewhere

Good condition 20th Sep 2016  13:04  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From the car park at Hethpool. Up W side of former conifer wood. The going got very rough at the S of the former plantation with waist high bracken and hidden boulders. Managed to find a gate through to the E side of the wall where the going is much easier. Excellent view from the trig.

Newton Tors ©paulxtr

Good condition 22nd Jul 2016  15:05  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Start point at Old Yeavering, farm track then St Cuthbert's Way footpath before a good climb up on a very hot and humid day. Diverted off to bag Easter Tor on way up, returned the way we'd come, though there are plenty of excellent possibilities for more circular or extended walks than this one. The tors on top of the hill offer more interest than the flat, boggy summit plateau that the TP sits on, but excellent views especially north across the borders.

View West with Rosie
View South
View East
View North

Good condition 12th Jul 2016  15:59  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 90812 26925   FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Stands on a flat boggy area. From Coldburn Hill and Hare Law.

Newton Tors The trig.
Newton Tors OS cap with deeply indented letters.
Newton Tors The FB.

Good condition 28th Feb 2016  11:40  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at Humbleton and did 17km circuit: Humbleton hillfort, Gains Law trig, Wester Tor, Easter Tor, Yeavering Bell hillfort, White Law and back to Humbleton. Glorious sunny day with huge views across Cheviot and the Millfield Plain. Some small snow patches to cross and a bit of heather bashing, but overall a grand day out trigging and looking at the prehistoric landscape. Couple of wild goats crossed our path on the way down, then a pair of roe deer.

Good condition 20th Sep 2015  12:55  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 22nd Jun 2015  15:07  by Boz North

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

Good condition 29th Dec 2014  12:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bit of a trudge through the snow and back to Yeavering as the light went and the temp dropped but it was worth it.

Good condition 9th Nov 2014  10:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Ascent from Hethpool, up the side of what was once a conifer plantation. Bouldery ground under bracken. Climbed with Iain Brown and Phil Cooper.

Good condition 27th Oct 2013  13:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NT 90813 26923   FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Near the summit amongst peaty pools. Ascent from Hethpool up the west side of a felled plantation with some rough going through bracken and boulders. Easy return via St Cuthbert's Way. Very scenic and a highly recommended round. A rather windy day.

NT9027 : Clump of trees, Newton Tors Trig - summit is behind and to the right.©fasgadh
Newton Tors ©fasgadh
Newton Tors ©fasgadh

Good condition 18th Aug 2013  14:30  by arranc

Gridref: NT 90812 26900   FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

lost my map case in head high bracken

Good condition 20th Oct 2012  11:16  by coinea

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 20th Oct 2012  11:15  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 90812 26921   FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from NW. Free public car park at Hethpool, NT894280. Followed St Cuthbert's Way to NT900282, then up SE by boundary fence to high point and east up to summit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces north, ~349. Vented through west sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view includes Hedgehope Hill, The Cheviot, Hownam Law and the Eildon Hills.

S7473 - Newton Tors pillar & GRP
S7473 - Newton Tors pillar & FB

Good condition 27th Jun 2012  10:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

VGC Spider centre cap with deep indented letters.

Good condition 19th Feb 2012  14:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great day for a walk up here today. Clear and frosty with nice blue skies. Good views in all directions and good firm tracks apart from the last 100 yards.

Trig and a wee frozen pool

Good condition 8th Aug 2011  13:37  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: NT 90813 26920   FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Went to this from St Cuthberts Way. Track a bit boggy due to heavy rain two previous days. Short heather for last bit to trig. Excellent views over Cheviots. Definitely worth doing.

Good condition 24th Jun 2011  13:30  by Andy West

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

Good condition 22nd Sep 2008  14:25  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ascended from Hethpool via a long wall. rough going and very waterlogged over summit. A fine track back down via Yeavering Bell.

Newton Tors Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Newton Tors Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman

Good condition 5th Aug 2008  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 90810 26925   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited back in the Dewey-bagging days. Sadly all finsihed now.

Good condition 6th Jul 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters, moorland summit, a couple of little pools. Tors in question e.g. NNW of trig. From NW: rough track to ?resrs eases way thru worst of bracken. Follow wall up until gate. Wet morning: no view.

Good condition 14th Jun 2008  11:38  by staggie34

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good day. Bagged en route to the College Valley and Cheviot for a 19 mile epic round from Old Yeavering.

Good condition 29th Jan 2008  10:00  by staggie34

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


Good condition 14th Oct 2006  12:45  by staggie34

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisited to photograph. Parked at Wooler Common car park at Humbleton Burn Picnic Site and walker to this trig via Humbleton Hill, Gains Law (didn't get that trig), Easter Tor then Wester Tor. As before, this a rarely visited spot in the Cheviots and worth the visit. Great views into Scotland and Northern Cheviots. Photos to follow.

Approach to Wester Tor
Approach to trig
The Trig
Wester Tor and Scottish Borders from trig
Flush Bracket

Good condition 11th Dec 2005  00:00  by Peripatetic

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A surprisingly difficult slog in order to reach this one. But the view, particularly from the nearby crags via which we ascended, was excellent.

Good condition 14th Oct 2005  12:04  by staggie34

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

Wonderfully isolated tp. Good condition in a perfectly isolated spot.

Good condition 21st Sep 1998  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Saw wild goats as we approached the trig. Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 15th Mar 1998  11:58  by andyc

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Steep climb from Hethpool. Excellent waterfall at Hethpool Linn. Goats and Kids on the hill.

Not Logged 4th Jan 1998  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted. Seem to recall a decent summit with some deepish vegetation on descent to SE. Dewey-bagging. Fine valley.

Good condition 9th Sep 1997  13:31  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First visit. To record FB number. HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th April 1953 costing 22.19s.0d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NT72/24 in the Jedburgh block during 1957. Levelled for height in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in September 1978. SITE VISIT: Trig pillar in reasonable shape. Spider retained OS centre plug with stamped lettering. Bonus FB discovery on the day was _1890 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

S7473 FB - Newton Tors. Flush Bracket

Good condition 9th Feb 1992  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S7473  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

light covering of snow

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