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TP5269 - Oxenton
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2658th with 43 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.23/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Oct 1975
Was Last logged: 13th Apr 2019

Of the 30 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 49m
The average error was 16m
1 was exact

Glaslyn Glaslyn arranc arranc Mickandkim Mickandkim Garth Fenton Garth Fenton jonglew jonglew JimJinks JimJinks caroleengel caroleengel Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy Oxenton Oxenton [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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By Aye Jimmy
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Apr 2019  08:05  by Dusty

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 2nd Mar 2019  16:49  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SO 97326 31452   FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Oxenton The trigpoint. Has one sight hole open facing E.
Oxenton The FB, faces W.
Oxenton OS cap with shallow indented letters.

Good condition 29th Jul 2017  14:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SO 97324 31443   FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at church then steep up past nice horses

Good condition 6th Jul 2016  07:56  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Followed the trail up from Oxenton hamlet. Lovely day but quite a hard climb, was further then i first thought but the views made it worth it. Seemed to collect loads of flies around me at one point.

Good condition 24th Oct 2015  10:53  by philpb

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush bracket

Good condition 26th Aug 2015  08:30  by Rupertal

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

Good condition 11th Mar 2015  13:48  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SO 97323 31448   FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Hazy walk, parked by the church, some 185m of ascent up to the pillar, very windy started to rain on the way down, 5 pillars today, off home

Good condition 26th Dec 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 97328 31450   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 23rd Oct 2013  14:19  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 97324 31450   FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Oxenton Hill, aka The Knolls. Jury is out as to whether this was a hill fort or unenclosed settlement and as to whether scarps were defensive or natural, either way plenty of evidence has been found of iron age activity. No public access, but landowners seem to allow visitors - whilst stressing their rights - with sign (see photo); I took final statement as an invite to proceed. Pillar in reasonable condition but has 2 top corners chipped off; original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole only open; FB set at angle being tilted on its vertical axis. Superb 360deg views; Malverns to NW, Bredon Hill to N, Cleeve Hill to S.

Pillar TP5269©jonglew
Spider TP5269©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5269©jonglew
The Sign TP5269©jonglew

Good condition 20th Sep 2013  11:57  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A staight forward walk up track (seems in regular vehicle use) from Oxenton village.Interesting hill fort banks and wide views.Further from road than my normal, but now getting close to completing all pillars East of Severn between B'ham and Bristol. On way to two nights at Stow YHA.

Good condition 19th Nov 2012  16:30  by Chalky

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider cap intact.

Good condition 22nd May 2012  11:50  by Rob&Fiona

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 17th Apr 2012  18:30  by davey and emsy

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Long Walk up the hill from Oxenton but well worth it for the view.

Good condition 5th Mar 2012  14:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Oxenton village route starts OK but then goes onto clearly marked private land but no entry signs were painted 20+years ago and change of owner appears less concerned. I found 5 horse head collars on a gate post suggesting theft is not a problem here.

Good condition 5th Jan 2012  11:38  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Blustery & cold, but that wasn't the trig pont's fault...nice easy climb. Looking forward to strolling up again come a warm still spring day.

Good condition 1st Jan 2012  15:15  by asbown

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

hard work this one, from the footpath from the bend in the road to the n/ne,could not find a path up so just headed up hill, farmer caught me half way up and directed me in the right direction,the trig not actually on his land but near enough for me,great views.

Good condition 26th Mar 2011  13:35  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No views today due to a thick haze and after the hottest day of the year so far yesterday. Private land and registered as a scheduled monument. Deer on top and rotting crows dotted around the place strung up from trees.

Oxenhall ©SidAndBob

Good condition 12th Dec 2010  09:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views in the sunshine on the top. Came up through the mist. There was a buzzard up on the top.

Good condition 29th Mar 2009  16:05  by JimJinks

Gridref: SO 97325 31451   FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Worth the effort for unhindered views in all directions.

Good condition 5th May 2008  12:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Went up through Dixton Wood from the bend near Black Barn on the Dixton/Alstone road.

Good condition 31st Jan 2008  11:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Jun 2007  12:30  by desperate dan

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bit of a hidden gem. Stunning views (right to the Brecon Beacons almost 100km away)in all directions. Asked landowner for permission at start of footpath in Oxenton village. Evidence of iron age(?)digging on top. Unspoilt - the only track up wasn't even there 25 years ago and all previous transport was by horse. A fantastic spot.

Good condition 4th Dec 2006  14:56  by arranc

Gridref: SO 97300 31400   FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 13th Jun 2006  16:11  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Again opted for Oxenton village and the extremely muddy footpath until it entered the woodland. Then as others it was a case of following fencelines upwards with a very close eye on the none to friendly cattle in almost every field. Quite hard work compared to most English trigs.

Good condition 18th Feb 2006  13:36  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 97300 31400   FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Had by-passed this a couple of times due to access limitations but could put off no longer! Walked in from Manor Farm on the Gloucestershire Way for 2 fields ,then skirted field edges to the top.A Buzzard overhead and two Hares "boxing" in the field before the pillar was great to see.Lovely views.Some grafitti scratched into W face of pillar but nothing too bad.

Looking East ©Glaslyn
View North East. ©Glaslyn

Good condition 12th Jun 2005  16:35  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at Oxenton and took the footpath west before heading across the fields just after the wooded bit. A pleasant walk up through hay fields to the summit, keeping out of view of surrounding farms for most of the time. The summit has loads of shallow pits which might be former quarry or mineral workings. Good views. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 16th Feb 2005  16:30  by Lathama

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Well, I've finally got here after two previous failed attempts! This must be one of the most glorious [and inaccessable] spots on the entire Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border. The plug is original [slightly indented letters]. SE sighthole open, the others closed. Concrete base exposed all round. No visible paint. Amazingly, for such an isolated spot, there is some unreadable graffiti chipped into the face above the flush bracket! There are fantastic views from here - N to Bredon, S/SE to Dixton Hill and the Cotswolds, W to Malvern and SW towards the Bristol Channel. Spooked a tawny owl on the way up. For those like me who love this part of the world, it doesn't get much better than this! It would have been a great place to celebrate one's 400th trig - but the 398th will have to do. Fabulous spot!

Good condition 3rd Jan 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5020  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc; metal cap - fine summit, v mucky approach from W; likely fine view (night ascent)

Good condition 30th May 1998  08:22  by vegibagger

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

Good condition 18th Oct 1975  23:30  by Bergfuehrer

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

Gloucestershire. Visited as a checkpoint on a night navigation walk.

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