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TP0538 - Wimborne
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 18826th with 50 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.00/10 (from 23 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Aug 2003
Was Last logged: 31st Aug 2018

Of the 23 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 34m
The average error was 12m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this FBM.

By asbown

By meandmymum
By Griefmiester
Railings cleared at NE end to access FBM
By Dusty
Fight your way through!
By casal 20
See 23 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 31st Aug 2018  12:27  by Ted Mariner

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

Tried to approach from the north and found the byways gated and locked. No problem from the south. Playpen overgrown but a little whacking took care of that. In pretty good condition with plate intact.

Good condition 9th Aug 2018  17:25  by asbown

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

10 minutes prune job, all ok.

Not Logged 20th Feb 2017  15:30  by meandmymum

Gridref: ST 98800 02500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Overgrown even at this time of year!

Good condition 15th Nov 2015  13:03  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 98810 02532   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

A Drive too FBM along narrow lane till the crossroads at the end, FBM located in standard "playpen" just past the grotty looking garages. looked to be in good condition although the pen is very overgrown, crap area.


Good condition 12th Jul 2015  13:12  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 98810 02533   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

2 years since last T:UK log and again railings almost totally obscured by vegetation. Cleared sufficiently to view FBM and left it at that - this is the first FBM 'playpen' I've been unable to enter. Height tag in place, but couldn't read it.

FBM - Railings just visible after some gardening TP0538©jonglew
Railings cleared at NE end to access FBM TP0538©jonglew
The FBM TP0538©jonglew

Good condition 18th Sep 2013  16:10  by Dusty

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

Location Overgrown to say the least!

Good condition 28th May 2013  17:30  by bikeboyz

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

OS have cleared access to the FBM, although it's not taken long for the nettles to grow.

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Slightly damaged 17th Feb 2013  14:34  by bikeboyz

Gridref: ST 98827 02501   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

The surrounding boundary rubbish heap is now starting to fall in to the pen, and the abandoned garages look unstable. Vegetation died back at the moment to get a couple of GPS Photos. OS could do with some TLC at this site!

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It's in there somewhere, view from roadside. Abandoned garages to the left, FBM centre shot.
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Good condition 3rd Apr 2012  11:50  by tom

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

The FBM marker is situated inside its bramble filled pen, tucked behind a pair of derelict garages on the side of a dirt track to the north west of Wimborne Minster. The surfaced road ends a short distance away. The green paint on the railings is peeling but the pillar appears to be OK with an OS GPS plate and an old Bench Mark plate on its side. It is sited in an area of flattish agricultural downland on the edge of Cranborne Chase AONB. Nearby hedges and trees restrict the view; all that can be seen is the track heading towards the downs and glimpses of some of the nearby fields.

Good condition 8th Nov 2010  09:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Good condition 17th Feb 2009  10:25  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 98800 02530   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly overgrown. Parked outside old garages as GPS pointed 10m down private drive. FBM is in railings just past garages on ROW.


Good condition 28th Aug 2008  10:25  by PhilPamAndRob

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

We came to find this FBM on the way to Wimborne from our holiday cottage at Tarrant Keynston. It was totally overgrown and we only knew it was there by its surrounding fence. Thrashed a few nettles to get some pictures!

FBM is in there - somewhere! ©PhilPamAndRob
Found it after nettle thrashing ©PhilPamAndRob
FBM Close up ©PhilPamAndRob

Good condition 25th Aug 2008  11:30  by Trigger

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

Good condition 5th Dec 2007  14:00  by PHMB

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

Surrounded by railings next to garages. Vegetation now much reduced. You really need to visit this one in winter! Height Above Datum 140.40ft plate. GPS stainless plate.

Good condition 8th Nov 2007  11:00  by RoPeHe

Gridref: ST 98810 02539   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Enclosure very overgrown, so initially very difficult even to see the pillar. Clearing some of the vegetation showed pillar to be in good condition complete with height tag and OS Bench Mark plate with GPS plaque below.

Good condition 24th Sep 2007  12:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

on a crossroads to nowhere, the nettles are now higher than the railings.

Good condition 21st Jun 2007  12:00  by iainmac

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

Still has height tag.

Good condition 8th May 2007  16:15  by dal

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

Nettles starting to grow, but not too high. Playpen could do with a coat of paint. Very nice example of an FBM, with height tag intact.

Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, height tag reads 140.40 FT, in green railings, W quadrant of junction at road end, back of ditch, beside garages

Good condition 1st Mar 2007  19:00  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Right next to the shed/garage at the end of the lane no plant issues but a very wet muddy step across from the lane

31st May 2004  14:22  by The White Family

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 2/10

Can only agree with previous comments. Need to either visit in winter or bring a scythe.

TP0538 These nettles are taller than me ©The White Family
TP0538 It's in there somewhere ©The White Family

Good condition 6th Mar 2004  16:02  by Woody&Donna

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

Visited in winter so no stinging nettles etc. Metal fence around it in good condition. Interesting change from concrete pillars

Unreachable but visible 24th Aug 2003  17:02  by casal 20

Gridref: ST 98809 02530   FB Number: ??  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

The pillar is enclosed within a metal railing and ooh, ahh, surrounded by stinging nettles! (see photos). Could not get close enough to remove nettles and ivy to see the flush bracket number.

Covered by nettles and ivy
Fight your way through! The nettles were high and here have been trampled down somewhat.

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