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TP5441 - Pike Rigg
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Pike RiggNY86/17NY86S017372989.44553944.73525.4752PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1586th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.64/10 (from 22 logged visits)
Was First logged: 31st Dec 1997
Was Last logged: 13th Apr 2019

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

All were within 4m
The average error was 2m
The closest was 1m

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Slightly damaged 13th Apr 2019  11:13  by painterman61

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked as others at the county boundary after dropping of mates at Burnhope Res. Followed the fence but jumped over it to the left as it was much better going here to the first ladder stile,Moors very dry at the moment so not to bad and no wet feet .Very remote feel to the summit with great views on this Dewey top trig has a damaged top plug missing.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
hut ©painterman61
mossy top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Slightly damaged 15th Sep 2018  13:35  by ted

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Plug missing; chunk out of top. Up from the road following the fence line and through the boggy section, improving towards Whitfield Currick. The views almost compensated for the route. A grey squirrel has taken up residence in the shed; I wonder how it got there.

Pike Rigg trig
Pike Rigg trig
Pike Rigg trig
Pike Rigg FB
Pike Rigg top

Slightly damaged 19th May 2018  10:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6663   Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 22nd Sep 2017  18:29  by Chalky

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Spider centre open no cap or plug.

Slightly damaged 19th Aug 2017  11:26  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

This was to be my 100th TP in Northumberland, and I'd wanted to make it a challenging one as well as a good one. Both objectives amply fulfilled. Same route and general observations as paulxtr below. However, unlike Walker Dan the goose appears to have trudged off...

View North
View East with Rosie
View South
View West

Slightly damaged 18th Sep 2016  13:22  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Walked up from Eals following the track then quad tracks for the last part although the going got a bit rough. Down to the lough for the cache then a more direct route back to Eals. Just over 7.5 miles altogether. Good views from here especially to the east. There now appears to be a resident goose at the nearby building - I suppose it's very easy for it to fly away and back anyway avoiding the trudge through the heather.

Slightly damaged 11th May 2016  15:59  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked at the county boundary on the A686. As a taster of what's to come, there's a deep boggy patch just through the gate from the road to the moor. It's a slog up to the ridge where Whitfield Law and Pike Rigg become visible. The next section is the worst for bogginess. Occasionally there are some dilapidated duck boards to assist over the worst parts. The going gets easier as the rigg is ascended. Someone's pinched the cap since Clochandighter's visit. Fine view from the pillar including that rarity in the Pennines, a natural lake.

Pike Rigg ©paulxtr

Slightly damaged 23rd Dec 2015  12:31  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 72992 53947   FB Number: S6663  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Nice summit area after windy and soggy walk from A686 at county boundaries.

Pike Rigg The trig.
Pike Rigg Damage to trig top.
Pike Rigg Another view of trig.

Slightly damaged 7th Sep 2015  19:03  by PeteBoggs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Moorland trek from county boundary following fence line. Fell thigh deep in a bog on way down - not a trig I'll revisit


Not Logged 20th Aug 2014  12:00  by We TRye hard

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

Retrospective log. I am certain of the date but I did not note the state of the trig pillar. Parked at NY 741 510 and followed the fence line to the pillar then to the lake to collect the geocache.

Good condition 30th Mar 2013  17:05  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Glorious day on the tops. No wind and good views although hazy in the far distance. Got to this one by parking at the county boundary and following the fence line most of the way. Not quite frozen enough underfoot to stop the odd footstep going through all the snow and into the underlying bog. Lots of grouse about but no moorland birds except 3 lone curlews circling above towards the end of the day....scouts probably...reporting back to the large flocks feeding on the lower unfrozen pasture! There is a small stone built building at the trig and currick which someone has white doves's fox proof and has a route out to the open world...odd place for a dovecot! Near to the pillar is a loose boulder with a crudely cut benchmark.

benchmark cut in loose boulder by pillar

Damaged 13th Nov 2010  12:00  by Andy West

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

Good condition 26th Jun 2010  13:08  by coinea

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged 26th Jun 2010  13:06  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 72992 53942   FB Number: S6663  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th October 1951 costing 11.11s.9d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NY86/17 within the Hexham block during 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in July 1978. SITE VISIT: The parking indicated on the maps is nothing more than a muddy verge. Better parking can be found 400m SW by the county boundary at NY741510, SE side of A686. Headed NW following mapped fencelines, turning north at Whitfield Moor, over high moorland to trig. Pillar badly chipped on one apex and top is gradually crumbling away. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces 16 NNE. Vented through NW sight hole. 360 open outlook.

S6663 - Pike Rigg & GRP
S6663 - Pike Rigg pillar & FB

Not Logged 1st Oct 2009  12:13  by peebs

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 30th May 2009  00:00  by caroleengel

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

Damaged 28th Jul 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Concrete crazed with deep cracks, top crumbling; metal cap, deep letters. Next to large cairn, near stonebuilt hut. Nice view, boggy approach. Thru-trip from Williamston via Hard Rigg, with Sue & Trevor Littlewood.

Good condition 7th Aug 2006  20:44  by Harmonica

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found on route to place our second cache

Good condition 12th May 2006  13:05  by Shacklesborough

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Hard going over rough moorland heather and bog to get to this one. In good condition with all metalwork present. Slight flaking at top corner. Nice views

Good condition 22nd Jun 2005  12:18  by jimmy

Gridref: NY 72989 53944   FB Number: S6663  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

in the company of lapwings, curlews, golden plovers, wheatears, whinchats but not many grouse. 12 adult Canada Geese and 25 goslings on Whitfield Lough--a lovely walk. Who says trig bashing is obsessive?

the trig and the currick

Good condition 22nd Jun 1998  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6663  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice cairn nearby. Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Not Logged 31st Dec 1997  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - fine summit, v boggy approach

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