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TP5494 - Pontop Pike
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S4121
OSGB36 Station :
NZ29/50
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5494
County :
Durham
Nearest town :
ANNFIELD PLAIN

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Pontop PikeNZ29/50NZ29S050414971.06552832.82312.6692PILLAR01/06/1947101/01/1962N0Held fixed NE England Adj 1984

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There are 57 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6726th with 57 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.33/10 (from 70 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Sep 1998
Was Last found intact: 1st Apr 2018
Was Last logged: 12th Jun 2018

Of the 70 logged visits,
20 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 78m
The average error was 13m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 12th Jun 2018  10:45  by roger@rhrhg.co.uk

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


Good condition 1st Apr 2018  09:47  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited with P61 on 12 Trig day out around Hexham area.

Approach
Trig


Good condition 1st Apr 2018  09:37  by painterman61

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

drove almost to this one unusual artwork on trig plug missing

Trig ©painterman61


Good condition 8th Feb 2018  14:11  by Dennis

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Dennis


Good condition 6th Dec 2017  10:30  by beckroad

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked in a side street opposite the church in Dipton. Labyrinth of paths through the woods,lots of brambles. Huge masts and plenty gorse bushes to south and west. White pillar with stencilled graffiti.


Good condition 16th Nov 2017  14:00  by stan toon

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

Drove to within 100 yards....If they felled the tress it would be a tremendous viewpoint..


Not Logged 6th Jul 2017  19:52  by andynez

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

©andynez


Good condition 27th Apr 2017  13:10  by Moacky

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Overshadowed by trees and assorted aerials. Not the most inspiring place.


Good condition 26th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NZ 14971 52830   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on BW at NZ151527. Top is also a HuMP


Good condition 6th Mar 2017  12:44  by ger

Gridref: NZ 14969 52831   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

One top corner chipped - other smaller chips on top edges - spider has metal cap - overall classify condition as good. Pillar has been subjected to urban art (dog in gas mask?). Views limited by trees & building.


Good condition 28th Feb 2017  14:30  by madaddo

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice walk up the lane to a good trig in a great condition


Good condition 17th Dec 2016  15:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Along the public path through the farm to the south east. Banksy type dog has been added since the last log in September.

©Borderer


Good condition 17th Sep 2016  12:19  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at start of track to the SE. Views mostly blocked by nearby vegetation.

Pontop Pike ©paulxtr


Good condition 15th Aug 2016  13:20  by Boz North

Gridref: NZ 14900 52800   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 9th Jul 2016  22:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Followed track passed farmhouse and masts.

Pontop Pike ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 9th Jul 2016  21:59  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed track passed farmhouse and masts.

Pontop Pike YOSM crew ©thejackrustles
Pontop Pike Collage


Good condition 9th Jul 2016  21:57  by gerryu2

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

Followed track past farmhouse and masts


Good condition 20th May 2016  18:36  by We TRye hard

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The Gorse is in bloom and looks good at present

©We TRye hard


Good condition 1st May 2016  10:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NZ 14971 52833   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find near masts


Good condition 29th Apr 2016  14:45  by offpiste

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked near entrance to farm track short walk up to aerials behind farm. Trig looked freshly painted as no face as previously reported.



Good condition 14th Apr 2016  16:10  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I parked at N 54 52.116 W 1 45.898, walked up the track then right towards the masts and face painted trig point.


Good condition 31st Mar 2016  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 053. Parked at bottom of road up to the Comms Towers and made the short walk to the TP which has had some artwork painted on it. Limited views.

TP5494 ©explorer_olway
TP5494 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 26th Feb 2016  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 19th Sep 2015  14:01  by Amanda460&baba

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited whilst geocaching nearby


Good condition 27th Jun 2015  09:38  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: NZ 14970 52827   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice walk up from the parking place, buried in the towers now. Visited for the YOSM geocache.


Good condition 21st May 2015  13:11  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Lost a little in amongst the communication towers. No view to speak off because of those and also the trees. In good condition.

Pontop Pike Pillar...Flush bracket ©Thejenkies
Pontop Pike Pillar with pooch trying to push over!! ©Thejenkies


Good condition 30th Jan 2015  22:59  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pleasant summit but totally spoiled by all those great big metal contraptions. Just past the halfway mark on an all-nighter winter walk from Newcastle to Durham.

Wintery Pontop Pike


Good condition 29th Jan 2015  12:05  by slateloose

Gridref: NZ 14900 52800   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy walk up from Dipton lots of snow on hills.


Good condition 20th Dec 2014  15:17  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NZ 14972 52837   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Still retains its OS cap, shallow indented letters.

Pontop Pike The FB.
Pontop Pike The OS cap still there.
Pontop Pike The TP and surroundings.


Good condition 10th Sep 2014  12:46  by asbown

Gridref: NZ 14966 52839   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st Aug 2014  15:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy JuMP and trig to bag by walking up bridleway passed farm.


Good condition 7th Jul 2014  00:00  by rutson

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

Quick find while working nearby.


Good condition 5th May 2014  10:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Up ROW from minor road to East ..


Good condition 2nd May 2014  14:03  by broadoak2006

FB Number: 4121  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found on a cycle ride from Blaydon

THE TRIG ©broadoak2006
TRIG WITH PIKE IN BACKGROUND ©broadoak2006


Good condition 11th Apr 2014  15:15  by Analoguesat

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

Repainted white sometime since the last condition report! Extensive views out to east,lots of comms gear on the hill...


Good condition 17th Jan 2014  16:14  by pickle

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Still graffitied. Trees, masts and fences spoil the views. Centre cap present.


Good condition 7th Nov 2013  19:30  by Just-us-Two

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Dark so only street lights to view. graffiti all over the white paint.

Pontop at night


Good condition 22nd Oct 2013  14:31  by scotty299

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

no view to speak of today, far too misty and cloudy.


Good condition 26th Jul 2013  15:30  by Chalky

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Spider centre cap has indented lettering.


Good condition 11th Jul 2013  14:11  by trig-man

Gridref: NZ 14969 52833   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Jun 2013  16:17  by arranc

Gridref: NZ 14969 52832   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

surprised that the column is still here - completely surrounded by masts and tall fencing.


Slightly damaged 12th Aug 2012  16:01  by Madprof

Gridref: NZ 14968 52833   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Painted white but local taggers have been at with blue paint.


Good condition 2nd Mar 2012  14:17  by peebs

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

©peebs


Good condition 11th Feb 2012  13:30  by CJO

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

mist from earlier in the day that had frozen onto the trees and telecom masts showered down as I walked underneath


Good condition 31st Aug 2011  10:55  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycled up farm/comms mast access. Walked on between security fenced compounds. Pillar covered in graffiti. Any view obscured by trees.


Good condition 25th Mar 2011  16:03  by Border Peat

Gridref: NZ 14971 52833   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pontop Pike S4121©Border Peat


Good condition 5th Oct 2010  13:43  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NZ 14971 52831   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar in good condition, spray painting is only cosmetic. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces 101 east. Vented through south sight hole.

S4121 - Pontop Pike & GRP
S4121 - Pontop Pike pillar & FB


Good condition 2nd Oct 2010  15:30  by ted

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Hooks flattened but the plug has survived albeit slightly damaged. Reasonable views to E. Discarded beer cans, burnt patches of ground and graffiti provide evidence of other visitors.

Pontop Pike trig
Pontop Pike FB
Pontop Pike top


Good condition 30th Sep 2010  11:30  by tbsc8

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I parked at the end of the farm track and walked up the hill passed the transmitter masts to the trig, Great views from the top on this bright and clear September morning, the trig is in good condition with all it's metal work intact.

Flush Bracket
Me, my GPS and Pontop Pike Trig


Good condition 30th Jul 2010  13:22  by pharisee

Gridref: NZ 14973 52836   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

I did think about driving up to this one and with hindsight, probably could have done so easily but in the end, elected to leave the car in a rough lay-by 100 yards or so north of the farm lane. The short, uphill walk through the transmitter compounds to the pillar was uneventful and I saw no-one. Some idiot has been active with the blue spray paint and has given the pillar some smiley faces. That aside, the pillar is in good condition and complete with all its metalwork. For somewhere so high, 1045 ft above sea level, the views are disappointing being obscured by trees and assorted metalwork. Inside one locked compound you have to walk past is an old concrete structure that obviously pre-dates the current transmitters, possibly a base for an older (wartime?) radio mast.

The Pillar ©pharisee
The top of the Pillar ©pharisee
The only view from here ©pharisee
The concrete thing. ©pharisee


Good condition 5th Apr 2010  12:00  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

dismal, rain and blustery, on a good day should be able to see the sea from here...today only grey cloud


Good condition 19th Sep 2008  00:00  by Bramley

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


Good condition 31st Aug 2008  11:35  by wrose

Gridref: NZ 14971 52836   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Easily accessible but not too visible. Easy to reach by following track up through Pontop Pike Farm then through plethora of masts. A continuation path then takes you directly to the pillar but even then somewhat hidden in undergrowth. Thankfully has had a coat of white paint in the distant past. Dissapointingly from such a place there are absolutely no views. Pillar in good condition with original plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 25th Jul 2008  15:06  by senrabyar

Gridref: NZ 14969 52839   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wow - these fences do seem to affect the GPS. It said I was still 31m away when I arrived, normally it is under 3m. And even averaging (which I normally do anyway) only gets it to 7m away from the official figure.


Good condition 11th Aug 2007  17:42  by mattwaggie

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

Good condition, views blocked by large metal fencing and masts.


Good condition 27th Feb 2007  11:33  by Ann_and_Brian

Gridref: NZ 14969 52833   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We are sure there are good views from up here but unfortunately not today

The Pillar ©Ann_and_Brian
Flush Bracket
The cap


Good condition 25th Apr 2006  16:30  by RoPeHe

Gridref: NZ 14951 52787   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar in excellent condition, painted white, and complete with all metalwork. In patch of heather moorland, surrounded by masts. Good views from nearby. Wonder if all the masts account for my GPS fix being way off!


Good condition 1st Apr 2006  15:20  by Twinkle*Twinkle*

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Passed this on the way to Deep Dene. Hey this is a whole new world, did not realsie you could log trigpoints as well! Getting a bit obsessed now.

Not a great view fro this side! But just around the corner the view is great.


Good condition 2nd Jan 2006  14:50  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Passed on way to Deep Dene cache. Views from here must have spectacular once upon a time.


Good condition 1st Jan 2006  16:32  by G Force

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Passed this one on to the cache Deep Dene.


Good condition 19th Dec 2005  08:45  by pangula

Gridref: NZ 14969 52835   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great views of surrounding area and Television mast

Centre plug of top plate still intact ©pangula
Trig point flush bracket ©pangula


Good condition 17th Jul 2005  09:50  by drums4monty

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In very good condition and with the top plate still there, and as stated before, painted white.


Good condition 23rd Jan 2005  10:25  by Trigger

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Aug 2004  15:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NZ 14980 52829   FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

An easy short walk to Clem number 3 for the day. This hill sprouts a lot of masts, fortunately the footpath network splits up the compounds and the pillar is free range. Looks a popular spot yet the pillar is intact.

Pontop Pike Metal
Pontop Pike
Pontop Pike


Good condition 26th May 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Good close up views of masts - is fortunately just outside compounds.

S4121
S4121
S4121


Good condition 22nd Apr 2003  20:28  by Fellwanderer

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, white - TP in copse by masts, pleasant view E


Good condition 28th Jul 2002  00:00  by GAZ

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Close parking, and easy to get to!

Flipping night-time! ©GAZ


Good condition 10th Jul 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Painted white, plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 11th Sep 1998  01:30  by jimmy

FB Number: S4121  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



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