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TP5161 - North Hill
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North HillST57/T97ST57T097357328.03167040.35165.4574PILLAR01/06/1944101/02/1957N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5274th with 73 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.58/10 (from 43 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Apr 1981
Was Last logged: 13th Oct 2019

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

All were within 48m
The average error was 17m
The closest was 1m

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Good condition 13th Oct 2019  16:19  by G1ANQ

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The drive from the last trig (TP4603) was rather exciting along very narrow and twisty lanes. Only came across one milk tanker coming the other way. Finally parked in Upjohn Cres and walked up The Grey Path. Very soggy underfoot. Clouds looked threatening but it stayed dry. I could see that a motorbike had gone up the FP and churned up the mud. Over a metal style and then across an empty grassy field with some signs of cow poo but no cows. Trig is just after another open gate below the FP/farmers track. Its not at the top of the hill but does have good views over Bristol. Last one for today as the days are short and want to get home in the light. Still its good to feel that I have ticked off a couple of the remaining Bristol ones. Only 5 more to do around here. Looks like I will only do 33 this year but then I have had other things that were more important and I did do the Birmingham Canal Network in my spare time instead!

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Trig Point

Good condition 4th Aug 2019  13:38  by Pritch227

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Aug 2019  13:38  by WuzzerL

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Sad looking pillar but amazing views


Good condition 2nd Apr 2019  10:33  by coinea

Gridref: ST 57328 67045   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Six hour wait for flight at Bristol Airport so parked the bag in left luggage, got airport bus to Withywood and did a loop to include North Hill and Dundry pillars.

11159 Black Hill

Slightly damaged 20th Feb 2019  18:19  by Rochey60

Gridref: ST 57300 67000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

needs a coat of white paint to cover graffiti

Good condition 19th Jul 2018  16:21  by thejackrustles

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Decided to take a longer flatter route to this pillar from N51° 24.012' W2° 37.729' via N51° 23.960' W2° 37.127' through gate 1 at N51° 24.046' W2° 36.880'and then a second gate 2 a wee bit down the hill. Sad looking pillar with some good views. Yet again this took much longer than expected and you can’t rush about in this heat!

North Hill selfie ©thejackrustles
North Hill collage

Good condition 30th Dec 2017  15:55  by dal

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From west. Some graffiti on the fading white paint.

Good condition 4th Jul 2017  16:07  by rwilson121

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

If some of trees weren't there the view would be incredible!

North Hill trigpoint ©rwilson121

Good condition 2nd Jul 2017  14:03  by kineta

Gridref: ST 57328 67041   FB Number: OSBM 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 25th May 2017  17:18  by slateloose

Gridref: ST 57300 67000   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up on footpath through housing estate and woodland. Nice walk but a bit steep with good views once clear of wood.

Good condition 29th Dec 2016  14:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Muddy walk along track, trig seen easily now the trees have been cut. Good views over Bristol.

Good condition 17th Dec 2016  10:50  by Father Ted

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The area has changed as the trees have been cropped and a new fence erected. Now you can see the graffiti on the pillar in all its glory.

North Hill uncovered

Good condition 4th Jul 2016  19:54  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 57331 67042   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking to the West at fly-tip central! then along by-way to field, was on wrong side of wide hedge to start with you need to go round to the North side and then back into the corner, fallen tree still sitting on top of pillar, looks to be in good condition. no evidence of remains of it's predecessor.

Pillar & FB

Slightly damaged 15th Dec 2015  10:17  by evsbaggsy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Nice views although the pillar is in the undergrowth.

Good condition 24th Sep 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 57332 67045   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2015  13:29  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 1159  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

I parked in the village of Dundry then walked the "Bristol Ramblers" footpath to get to this one. Just over a mile walking distance but the weather was warm and sunny and I fancied stretching my legs. Pillar in s sorry state. Views over the city make this one worthwhile otherwise I wouldn't rush to bag this. Cows in field but not a problem for a change. Set tripod up and took the usual selfie before walking back to Dundry.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 20th Feb 2015  11:56  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 57329 67045   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Half mile walk along muddy track from minor road to the W, where good parking is available. This replacement pillar was found on N side of wide hedgerow, still with a felled tree resting on top of it making access a little awkward, but there has been some work on cutting back branches so it's possible to get close. Lots of red and blue paint on it and the FB is a yellow-cream colour. Cap missing, cement plug; RHD side and rear sight hole open. Extensive views N over the city.

Pillar - Viewed from W side TP5161©jonglew
Pillar - Viewed from E side TP5161©jonglew
Spider TP5161©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5161©jonglew

Good condition 28th Jun 2014  16:50  by Dusty

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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Good condition 25th Dec 2013  10:26  by CJO

Gridref: ST 57330 67042   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Asphalt cap. Old graffiti still present. Under a pile of ivy from collapsed tree. Nice day with views across to Clifton Bridge and Welsh hills. Took the loppers and gave this one a really good prune. Now at least there is a clear tunnel through the foliage to permit viewing of FB.

North Hill

Good condition 18th Nov 2013  16:10  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A horrible muddy climb up the hillside from Withywood.Has recently been used by motor trail bike. Footpath is unsigned but obvious to start with then scaffold poles instead of stiles.Path to right (West) not now on original line but lower through gateway. Pillar is now at top corner of field to left (South). In undergrowth and supporting large tree trunk. Even thwarted on view as low cloud has rolled across. The things we do in this hobby!

Slightly damaged 13th Nov 2013  14:45  by PastorFortis

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Nature has tried to reclaim this trig - a tree has fallen literally on top of it. I pushed my way through the branches to make contact. Might be "unreachable but visible" for some people. See other comments for directions :-)

Good condition 12th Aug 2012  18:31  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 57336 67057   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Covered by branch at time of visit.


Good condition 4th Jun 2011  14:59  by gutlord62

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Another hedge dweller. Only views across Bristol, OK if you like urban sprawl.

Good condition 4th Jun 2011  07:44  by Trigger

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisit on 18 May 2013


Good condition 18th Oct 2010  12:31  by edfielden

Gridref: ST 57331 67044   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Half-mile walk along track from road to Dundry. Trig is on north side of fence and tree-y hedge near SE corner of field. Pillar daubed with blue and red paint and - oddly - foil but otherwise in decent condition; concrete plug; FB faces E; N & W sightholes open, others plugged. Position logged from GPS device accurate to ±5m.

11159 - Pillar looking W ©edfielden
11159 - Flush bracket coloured with yellow paint! ©edfielden
11159 - Top showing foil at top of N side of pillar ©edfielden
11159 - Trig pose! ©edfielden

Good condition 25th Sep 2010  17:00  by desperate dan

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

Unspectacular site but excellent views over Bristol

Good condition 20th Dec 2009  12:15  by cmb1953

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 13th Sep 2009  19:00  by SebastienCale

Gridref: ST 57328 67046   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the end of the lane to the west and walked the 800m to the trig. As mentioned it's the other side of the hedge from the path, but can be easily accessed from the field to the north. Fabulous views over Bristol and beyond to Wales, with Purdown, Clifton suspension bridge, the first(?) Severn bridge and the Wills building all clear, and views to the hills in south Wales. This was my first bag since moving to Bristol, and my first with my iPhone, which promptly ran out of battery so no pics!

Good condition 18th Aug 2009  17:38  by raypool

Gridref: ST 57330 67049   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Jul 2008  13:00  by Eeee Bi Gum

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views, but T.P. stuck in a hedge

Good condition 10th Aug 2007  14:13  by tom

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Positioned on the side of Dundry Down the view north is over Bristol including the Clifton and Severn Bridges towards Wales and the Forest of Dean.

Good condition 27th Apr 2007  11:35  by bluebeard

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

follow unmade lane/tractor tracks to field where these end. pillar below hedge with views over south bristol.

Good condition 13th Apr 2007  16:41  by Hartryggers

Gridref: ST 57300 67000   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked just off Broadoak Hill, walked along the track pass a house, through a gate and over two stiles, after the 2nd stile transfer off the main track inside the next field N keep walking E, the trig lies in the hedge 20m from the stile. Someone has coloured the fb yellow!

Good condition 15th Feb 2007  20:20  by captain gore-tex

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

interesting FB number, very very muddy approach.

fine views ©captain gore-tex
more of the same ©captain gore-tex

Good condition 18th Mar 2006  16:30  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 57320 67040   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walk in on ROW.Excellent views.Orange Flush.5 numbers.No S.


Good condition 12th Jun 2005  17:15  by Managra

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This one took some finding as it's nestling behind bushes and isn't that obvious from the path. Set on a concrete plinth and painted white. The flush bracket is painted yellow - makes a change from the blue one we found at Twerton Hill. Lovely views over Bristol. Bizarrely, even though we were in the middle of the countryside, we could still hear an ice cream van from Withywood below playing "The Teddy Bears Picnic". Concrete plug.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Trigpoint ©Managra

Good condition 21st Feb 2005  17:51  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: ST 57330 67054   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Same route as last caller and the mudbath was horrid especially on the bike trig is in good shape bar the concrete plug and the view interesting

Halflight view of Bristol©rhayader_wanderer

Good condition 18th Feb 2005  09:53  by Bridgeman

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached from Broadoak Hill ST566667. The track running east is initially good but deteriorates so much later that I had to get into the adjacent field to avoid deep flooded ruts. The trig point lies on the north side of a barbwire fence, easy to get under. Good views over Bristol including the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Severn Bridges.

North Hill trig point©Bridgeman
North Hill trig point flush bracket©Bridgeman

Good condition 21st Mar 2004  12:47  by martin

Gridref: ST 57300 67000   FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Number on FB does not agree to OS S3372

Good condition 24th Jan 2004  13:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A fairly insignificant trig, although the view over Bristol is OK. The number is definitely 11159 and not 3372 as according to OS data. Tarmac plug.

Good condition 8th Nov 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; resin plug; white; trig in hedge S side of main tk, 1:50k map misleading as tk does not go downhill

Good condition 14th Oct 2003  10:30  by maurice

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 21st Apr 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 11159  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plain pillar in hedge and barbed wire fence. Good views of Bristol.

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