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TP5202 - Oaker Hill
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S4141
OSGB36 Station :
SK26/T20
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5202
County :
Derbyshire
Nearest town :
MATLOCK

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Oaker HillSK26/T20SK26T020427120.42361303.06193.5233PILLAR01/06/1948101/06/1967N0

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There are 65 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 976th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.87/10 (from 77 logged visits)
Was First logged: 9th Sep 1984
Was Last logged: 26th May 2018

Of the 77 logged visits,
22 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 55173m
The average error was 2512m
2 were exact

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Good condition 26th May 2018  15:05  by Tonyht

Gridref: SK 27120 61306   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On public access land so easy to locate and access. Still, a short, but stiff climb needed to reach the pillar, but great views make it worth while. Visited on a long term Durham to Dorset walk.


Good condition 15th May 2018  20:30  by eddyr

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Steep ascent from road to NW. Cracking views into the valley below and to the south towards blakelow hill (bagged years ago so great to look back in that direction). Cows around the summit.


Good condition 5th Apr 2018  19:15  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

fantastic views


Good condition 30th Mar 2018  12:48  by Anthony

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 12th Jan 2018  14:25  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4141   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Up permissive path from Cross Green to trig and both likely Tump summits.


Good condition 30th Nov 2017  14:20  by pjr

Gridref: SK 27120 61306   FB Number: S1441  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Transpeak bus to Rowsley lovely day .Pillar in lovely location ,good views .Been here a few times from Matlock end can't understand why I haven't logged it before.


Good condition 30th Nov 2017  14:20  by pjr

Gridref: SK 27120 61306   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited this pillar many times can't understand why not logged before.Anyway lovely day , transpeak bus to Rowsley excellent walk.


Good condition 3rd Sep 2017  11:20  by Trig Hunter

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

great views


Good condition 10th May 2017  15:33  by Malcolmm

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


Good condition 12th Feb 2017  09:30  by victron1987

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


Good condition 7th May 2016  11:41  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in layby at start of track to NW. Short, steep walk up to the top. Good view.

Oaker Hill ©paulxtr


Good condition 17th Apr 2016  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SK 27120 61308   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

nice views from pillar entered field by gate at SK 26965 61452 then up steep hill


Good condition 13th Feb 2016  00:00  by Snug

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Jan 2016  14:30  by Tideswellman

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

A nice easy one. A bit of a steep climb, but nothing that anyone in reasonable health can't manage. A local trig for me, so a fave.


Good condition 26th Dec 2015  14:16  by RichardM

Gridref: SK 27120 61305   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access on permissive path which traverses the pleasent little gritstone ridge. Good views of the Derwent Valley


Good condition 27th Sep 2015  19:59  by painterman61

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy walk from road great views for such little effort trig in vgc painted white.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 18th Sep 2015  16:00  by sjtaylor75

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

Splendid little hill close to our holiday home. Excellent local pub in Darley Bridge The Three Stags Heads worth a visit! By the way, the nearby hamlet is called "Oaker" but that's reached by "Oker" Lane. As for the hill... "Oker Hill is thought to be the site of an ancient untrenched hill fort or hill station built by the Romans Legions. They had ousted the Britons who previously lived there and worked the local lead mines. The hill was given the Latin title of Occursus or hill of conflict. Oker is obviously the shortened form or corruption of this name. It is also referred to sometimes as Oaker Hill. "




Good condition 1st Aug 2015  15:13  by CJO

Gridref: SK 27120 61299   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

All intact. Nice view from the top.

Oaker Hill


Good condition 12th Feb 2015  13:30  by robinhood

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

What a brill trig, last of three of the day. Came down from Farley trig through Matlock then walked via R. Derwent and up to the trig on the ridge with good views all round. And a good stopping place for sarnies and tea to enjoy the view. The map suggests the name is Oker Hill, as opposed to Oaker Hill, I wonder which is right. Enjoyable walk back to Spitewinter and drive home.


Good condition 7th Feb 2015  13:43  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SK 27120 61303   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

followed previous log and walked up from the wooden gate as wife drove around the block a few times as it's a narrow road to park on. could see this trig from a distance and when at it amazing views.








Good condition 7th Feb 2015  10:38  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SK 27121 61313   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short steep ascent from lane to SW. Nice summit ridge. OS cap with shallow indented letters, painted.


Good condition 2nd Nov 2014  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Aug 2014  14:21  by Downfaller

Gridref: SK 27142 06130   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Quick, easy Trig to log. I hopped over the wooden gate on the yellow just West of the trig, straight up the field onto a good view point. Good views of the local church, Darley dale and beyond. Spider/Pug/FB all intact. Once face of the pillar carry's a little more paint than the other three !!

Trig ©Downfaller


Good condition 8th Jun 2014  08:25  by Pritch227

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

lovely little steep hill on permissive land,cracking views on the top on a lovely warm day,the trig made a great pitstop to refuel,perfect!

©Pritch227


Not Logged 29th Mar 2014  09:28  by ramblingbadgers

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

Trig two of the day, it was perched on a tiny little hill where we sat for lunch ;-)


Good condition 14th Dec 2013  15:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 27120 61303   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Steep hill good views Access area


Good condition 9th Nov 2013  09:30  by iang

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited while staying in Darley Bridge. Short walk up from village.

Trig ©iang
The view ©iang


Good condition 12th Aug 2013  10:36  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 27100 61300   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 8th Apr 2013  15:35  by Ben Fogerty

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

This was a nice one. i hadn't seen Darley Dale/ Matlock from this side before. Easy but steep climb up from Kirby lane with plenty of parking around. Quite funny to see a burnt out cigarette next to the trig- the climb obviously took it's toll on someone.

Oaker Hill trig


Good condition 4th Mar 2013  14:55  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

En route back from Cromford Mill on a beautiful afternoon so a quick stop off - great value on the views to effort ratio, and Will Shore's tree as an added bonus. All s/holes except NE open, FB has been painted white at some point, otherwise exc cond, metal cap shallow indented letters.


Good condition 11th Nov 2012  11:52  by Ham Shady

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely location, a short steep walk up from the road. Great views and a short walk along the ridge to Will Shore's tree well worth it.


Good condition 14th Oct 2012  16:11  by fitzydan

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked nearby after walking 10 miles geocaching in the area. A steep walk to the trig with superb views from here.

Trig Pillar
The Flush Bracket


Good condition 18th Sep 2012  21:37  by PeteBoggs

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

Parked on Kirby Lane - short sharp climb to trig with good views

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 19th Aug 2012  14:09  by tjg

Gridref: SK 27120 61305   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

again fantastic veiws, well worth the steep climp.


Good condition 12th May 2012  14:30  by Lost Lad

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Due East from Blakelow Hill to Blakelow Lane then due North to Tearsall Farm. Downhill into Wensley Dale then a short stroll East along the dale before picking up the Wensley to Oaker road. What a delightful little hill to bring up my 50th trig. Great 360 views. Thanks to Whats the Point I continued along the ridge to Will Shore's tree as mentioned in a Wordsworth sonnet. Great old tree in a lofty location. Returned to Winster via Darley Bridge church and along the Darley Bridge - Winster road.

Oaker Hill ©Lost Lad


Good condition 15th Aug 2011  13:59  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 27121 61306   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked over from Blakelow Hill and Winster. A great location for a trigpoint – good views. The permissive path runs from SK26958 61453 and you could park there – a notice on the gate shows the path running over the ridge to Will Shore’s tree – as mentioned in Wordsworth’s sonnet. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see the famous tree. Continued back to Winster through Clough Wood.

Oaker Hill Darley Bridge Church in the background.


Good condition 12th Jul 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 20th May 2011  11:57  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 27120 61311   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th May 2011  15:59  by Brisey

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I agree it is difficult to park on the closest lane. I parked on the Wensley to Snitterton road and walked back. A good condition pillar with good views, well worth the short steep climb.

TP5202
TP5202 View east to outskirts of Matlock.
S4141
TP5202 top


Slightly damaged 12th Mar 2011  17:00  by sam.p8

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Beautiful views from a lovely little hill not far from the road.


Good condition 12th Mar 2011  13:08  by mrs moo cow

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

Bit of an issue parking, ended up down in Oaker before walking back to Kirby Lane. First concession path gate blocked, so went to 2nd by metal gate. Excellent views today.

Oaker Hill ©mrs moo cow


Good condition 6th Mar 2011  09:20  by FiddleMad

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Views fantastic, especially on a sunny day like today


Good condition 27th Feb 2011  15:00  by Terry L

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Metal plug [indented letters]. Permissive - looks as if it should be Access Land; it isn't, but a permissive path runs from public footpath off Kirby Lane, steeply up to trig & then along the ridge [a prominent height overlooking the River Derwent]. Just outside the National Park.

Oaker Hill pillar


Good condition 22nd Feb 2011  22:33  by Cheating.Life

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

Great views from the top but quite a steep incline up the permissive path - lots of slippy mud on the way up. Trig in good order and is recognised on the map at the trail head.

Trig ©Cheating.Life


Good condition 10th Jan 2011  15:29  by wrose

Gridref: SK 27121 61306   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easily accessible and highly visible. On locally walked footpath but quite a steep climb up from bridleway entrance. Joint visit with Carole. Pillar in excellent condition and still has original indented plug. Marvellous views from this excellent vantage point.

S4141 Oaker Hill Pillar.
S4141 Oaker Hill Flush Bracket.
S4141 Oaker Hill Plug.


Good condition 10th Jan 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 27120 61307   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 3rd Sep 2010  11:30  by wanderer

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 14th Aug 2010  18:10  by dewdrop

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy find up shoulder of hill via footpath from Darley Bridge.Painted white, including plate. All round views, good spot.


Good condition 21st Jul 2010  18:40  by zither136

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Very nice views, geocache nearby (GC2AWRC).


Good condition 4th Dec 2009  14:00  by Hugo Rune

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Slightly overcast with some mean looking bullocks nearby (scary... or not). Very white - someone must take good care of it!


Good condition 14th Oct 2009  14:14  by Trigbagger

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Looked at the time we bagged this trig, it was 1414 then found its FB number was 4141, and on the 14th too, spooky.


Good condition 14th Oct 2009  14:14  by graeme1527

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Oct 2009  12:30  by Chris9870

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short but very steep walk up from the road but well worth the effort. Lovely views in all directions. TP looks like it has had a recent new coat of white paint. Just enjoying the views when the heavens opened. No where to hide up here.

Oaker Hill
Oaker Hill
Oaker Hill
Oaker Hill


Good condition 9th Mar 2009  05:50  by Dougsta

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy by road for a Sunday picnic or just for the 360dg views. V.steep but short walk to summit. A nice 'seat-tree' further along. I can see Riber from here"


Good condition 8th Mar 2009  16:20  by Bourne

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked opposite the school and then walked up the street toward the gate. Found the climb to be very steep and slippery under foot. Excellent Views from the Trig

Taking a Rest ©Bourne


Good condition 21st Nov 2008  14:08  by carly_robinson

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

nice view over to riber if you keep walking.


Not Logged 3rd Aug 2008  21:29  by Carly_angel

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


Good condition 19th Jun 2008  14:25  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 27130 61302   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Well worth the short steep climb for superb all round views. Took similar approach to Managra. Flush bracket had white paint on it, some paint on the pillar itself.


Good condition 25th Apr 2008  13:56  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 13th Dec 2007  12:30  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 27115 61305   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked near Bridge over Derwent. Stiff Climb in sunny & frosty weather but well worth it. FB painted white. All metalwork intact. It is spelt OKER on all the OS maps not Oaker

General View
Top View


Good condition 30th Jul 2007  13:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Yomped up the steep footpath for the good view from the top.


Good condition 28th Mar 2007  14:50  by Managra

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

There's a steep but permissive path from the road in which the school is located. Painted white and in good condition. Fantastic views all round

©Managra
©Managra


Good condition 17th Mar 2007  14:50  by ted

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug intact. Painted white including top and FB. Two sighting holes open. Hooks protruding. Good, though well-populated, views.

Oaker Hill hilltop trig from valley
Oaker Hill trig
Oaker Hill FB
Oaker Hill top


Good condition 15th Mar 2007  14:20  by The Flyer

Gridref: SK 27117 61307   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Really steep climb up to this one from the footpath at the end of the village, but well worth it for the view!




Good condition 4th Feb 2007  14:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Climbed via ROW just outside of Darley Bridge.


Good condition 7th Oct 2006  14:10  by asbown

Gridref: SK 27121 61307   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

followed ridge up as Rhayader-Wanderer below, lovely views all round, 11th trig today and still home in time for the england match ( should have stayed out ).



Good condition 9th Sep 2006  15:01  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SK 27120 61300   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Swift sharp climb from minor road.Good views.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 19th Jun 2006  18:50  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Permissive access on the spine of the ridge from where the FP leaves the road to the NW of the trig. room to park there as well last of a long day beofer the hotel in the village (Red house very warm friednly welcome and good breakfast)


Good condition 22nd Apr 2006  14:05  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 27121 61308   FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Steep (but short) slog up from the road. Pilar in good condition, painted white and complete with all metalwork. Good views, especailly along the Derwent Valley


Good condition 4th Apr 2006  20:37  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

last one of the weekend



Good condition 25th Mar 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, white, metal cap shallow letters, lovely steep grassy summit & ridge, lovely view, 3 smelly four-horned Jacobs sheep. Open access

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 9th Feb 2006  13:21  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very nice little summit overlooking Matlock, and easy access up the steep grassy path from the north. Good condition

Oaker Hill pillar


Good condition 28th Oct 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S4141
S4141
S4141


Good condition 2nd Apr 2004  15:00  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

White painted type 2 top.


Good condition 2nd Apr 2004  15:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A bit of a slog up to this one! Painted white, plug with indented lettering.


Not Logged 30th Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

lovely steep grassy summit (in dark!)


Good condition 9th Sep 1984  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S4141  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Brilliant white pillar on top of grassy hill overlooking Darley church ( http://www.bench-marks.org.uk/bm33050 ). Windy on top but the kids enjoyed sliding down the grassy slopes on the descent.



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