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TP5433 - Picked Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Picked HillSU15/41SU15S041412512.11161094.33202.0152PILLAR01/06/1938101/11/1957N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2747th with 34 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.24/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Aug 1986
Was Last found intact: 17th May 2020
Was Last logged: 31st Dec 2020

Of the 25 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8m
The average error was 5m
The closest was 2m

Glaslyn Glaslyn CJO CJO Andrew hunt Andrew hunt caroleengel caroleengel g4wsb g4wsb Picked Hill Picked Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Picked Hill
By 21qazxsw
chunk missing from a corner
By 21qazxsw
the trig
By 21qazxsw
the route to the trig station
By 21qazxsw
Flush Bracket
i do breck sweet some times to get these trigs :-)
©Andrew hunt
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Logged Visits:

Damaged 31st Dec 2020  13:41  by CJO

Gridref: SU 12512 61096   FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Cap missing. Fine winters day. Pillar damaged around spider.


Slightly damaged 17th May 2020  07:15  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

A cracking vantage point between Pewsey Downs and Salisbury Plain

Damaged 3rd Nov 2019  14:42  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Parked near Swanborough Tump to the SSE of the trig, then walked along the route shown on the attached satellite image. Once across Ladies Bridge and off from the White Horse Trail, there were a few gates and barbed wire fences to be negotiated. There were also a fair few signs that said "private" and "no public right of way" - the landowners were clearly aware of trespassing trig station hunters! The entire climb up the hill was in full view of Cocklebury Farm house, which I felt was highly risky. Thankfully I was not challenged or shot on this occasion. Trig had a top corner missing, otherwise in good condition, centrecap missing, concrete base exposed, front sighthole closed, all other sightholes open. I left a 2p coin in the rear sighthole for the next visitor to find. Amazing 360 degrees view from up there, but I didn't hang around to enjoy it. Mild and sunny late autumn day.

Picked Hill with the trig clearly visible from afar
the trig
chunk missing from a corner
the route to the trig station

Damaged 6th Oct 2019  10:17  by plet56

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

Damaged 18th Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 12514 61101   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 14th Aug 2017  13:10  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

I kept cycling along the canal from the FMB I bagged in Great Bedwyn. It is a very nice part of the canal. With the tunnel and pumping station. Even a very strange Princess Leia / C3PO cross on a boat in Pewsey! It is an easy hop over a barbwire fence and stroll up the hill (earth works?) to the trig. Very good views all around. Pity that the trig has a bit knocked off a corner.

Hill from tow path
Flush Bracket
Trig Point showing damage
Princess Leia / C3PO on a boat

Slightly damaged 21st Apr 2017  16:05  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S1620  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 5th Feb 2016  12:15  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Good views, although a bit windy up here on Mary's birthday!

Slightly damaged 30th Jan 2016  13:30  by danmaisiebex

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Superb viewpoint which we climbed from the E ( Woodborough Hill ). and then down to the Kennet & Avon canal tow path.

Damaged 11th Jun 2015  21:21  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

done on return journey from Salisbury to Stow-on-the-Wold. Took direct approach from South. Can remember looking at this in 2007 when cruising the canal. A peculiar conical hill. Excellent views of the Vale and adjacent ridge.

Damaged 19th Apr 2015  09:23  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 12514 61102   FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

G/2m ssb. Cycle from parking next to farm buildings, along toll path to concrete hut. Walk up steep grasses slope, great views .


Damaged 16th Nov 2012  13:52  by jonglew

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

No public access to this trig. Parked by the church in Woodborough, took the public path north over the canal. Did a sharp right turn when approaching Woodborough Hill and followed the fence line across farmland to Picked Hill (aka Pecked Hill). Jumped the fence and walked up to the summit. The hill undoubtedly deserves a higher score than 5, but the cloud was down and I had no visibility. Pillar has a large chunk of concrete missing from one of the top corners.

Pillar TP5433©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5433©jonglew

Damaged 7th Aug 2010  14:25  by cmb1953

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Slightly damaged 30th Jul 2010  12:00  by Spivey Family

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 12th Apr 2010  12:30  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Love this area! Walked up from the canal towpath to climb Picked Hill; although supposedly 'private property' this seemed to be an easy approach without any significant difficulties. Pillar has a large chunk missing from one corner. Back down to the Kennet & Avon and crossed Cocklebury Bridge (aka Ladies Bridge: so named after one Lady Susannah Wroughton, landowner, who at first refused to allow the canal through her lands until a £500 sweetener changed her mind!) to find Swanborough Tump. This is the acclaimed spot where the future Alfred The Great met his elder brother King Aethelred on their way to fight the Danes; the beginnings of the formation of the English Nation - what an historic place.

Damaged 16th Jul 2008  15:07  by AndyG

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Unresearched.Parked by the church in Woodborough and climbed Woodborough Hill hoping to cross over to Picked Hill.By mown field margins to the boundary of the field but barbed wire and thicket.Dropped down to the towpath,to Lady's/Ladies Bridge and found the route via the two unlocked gates into the trackway and over the stile (stile = permitted access to me). Views from here seemed much more spectacular than Woodborough Hill which has a large,flat summit.

Damaged 17th Jun 2008  18:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 2nd Mar 2008  13:23  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 12510 61090   FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Have to go with damaged as this is a fair chunk to be missing. Walked in along canal path then up to pillar via couple of gates .Fine views.

Top damage. ©Glaslyn

Slightly damaged 21st Dec 2007  11:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Which bridge do the gentlemen use to cross the canal?

Damaged 13th Oct 2007  17:27  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SU 12514 61097   FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

run up the hill to grab this one views fromt the top are great even on a hazy day like today trig its self has a corner missing

trig and view ©Andrew hunt
i do breck sweet some times to get these trigs :-) ©Andrew hunt

Slightly damaged 19th Sep 2007  13:51  by tom

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

The hill was approached from Swanborough Tump. The pillar is situated at the top of a grassy walnut whip shaped hill; a chunk is missing from the pillar's northeast corner, it has no cap and has FB S1926. The Vale of Pewsey lies to the east and west of the site; the Kennet and Avon canal is to the south with the long northern escarpment of Salisbury Plain rising above; the Marlborough Downs are to the north and Giant’s Grave can be seen to the east.

Slightly damaged 1st Oct 2005  12:55  by Managra

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

We parked, as Mick and Shane suggested, at Swanborough Tump and walked from there. The presence of the stile and dog logs leads me to think that the locals walk there. As other loggers have noted, there is a large chunk missing from the north east corner, which is curious as I'd be Very Surprised if any agricultural machinery could get up the hill. Other than that, it's in good nick on a concrete plinth. Fantastic views in all directions. Missing plug.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra
Damage to the trig ©Managra

Slightly damaged 25th Sep 2005  11:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

We parked at Swanborouh Tump and took the path to Cocklebury Farm and after crossing the canal headed straight up to the trig via agricultural tracks. There is no right of way shown on our map and no permissive footpath signs but when you get to the gate which gives access to the hill itself (called Pecked Hill on our map) there is a stile. The route described is out of view of the farm anyway as the farm house is surrounded by trees. A nicely shaped hill which excellent views in all directions. Plug missing.

Damaged 19th Mar 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

top damaged, no cap or plug. Nice summit & view (albeit at night)

S1926 top ©peregrinus
S1926 trig ©peregrinus
S1926 fb ©peregrinus

Good condition 23rd Aug 1986  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1926  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked from Wilcot along canal bank and paths through reaped wheat fields to flat top. Good agricultural views towards Oare Hill and Woodborough Hill.

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