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TP5689 - Rippon Tor
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S3457
OSGB36 Station :
SX76/6
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5689
County :
Devon
Nearest town :
ASHBURTON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Rippon TorSX76/6SX76S006274658.4775572.33475.9052PILLAR01/06/1947101/07/1962N0

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There are 46 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1108th with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.83/10 (from 71 logged visits)
Was First logged: 14th Apr 1981
Was Last logged: 9th Oct 2017

Of the 71 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 29999m
The average error was 2018m
The closest was 2m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 9th Oct 2017  15:25  by Ross Wilson

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

nice views, even if the pillar is surrounded by a circular piles stones. Still nice to shelter from the wind

rippon tor trig
panoramic view


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2017  14:25  by bwm

Gridref: SX 74659 75576   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 7th Aug 2017  18:55  by Beautiful Dartmoor

Gridref: 74 63700 55700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not my favourite trig point as it is surrounded by a cairn and isn't very prominent. Great views though :)


Good condition 1st Aug 2017  10:10  by Alancache

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

I liked how the pillar is has a wall round it.

The Pillar


Good condition 1st Aug 2017  09:20  by PlasmaWave

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb views on a nice sunny & warm day. In the area for the Devon 2017 Mega caching event.

YSM0482 Rippon Tor


Good condition 7th May 2017  13:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

YSM482 Rippon Tor ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 25th Mar 2017  12:00  by NSCR

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

found tday at my event for YOSM's 15th birthday


Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2017  12:00  by heartradio

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

Logged this one while out attending a geocaching event at the summit of the tor... Trig in fairly good condition but slightly weathered - unsurprising given what it's like up here sometimes! Lovely views though

Trig and view ©heartradio


Good condition 18th Mar 2017  20:47  by Walker Dan

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

A short walk in the wind to this one. Very windy at the top and my specs went flying. Pleased I saw where they went otherwise i'd have been driving 400 miles home in my sunglasses.


Good condition 18th Dec 2016  11:04  by rachelfarley2002

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

Fabulous location and fabulous views

©rachelfarley2002


Good condition 31st Aug 2016  10:00  by mountainwanderer

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Jun 2016  19:25  by Thejenkies

FB Number: 3457  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Brisk walk to the top and got caught by downpour..luckily took refuge in a little sheltered spot. Pillar in good condition and great all round views from here.

Rippon Tor Pillar ©Thejenkies
Rippon Tor pillar FB ©Thejenkies


Good condition 27th May 2016  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 482. Parked at Hemsworthy Gate car park and walked up here - stunning views around.

TP5689 ©explorer_olway
TP5689 ©explorer_olway
TP5689 ©explorer_olway


Not Logged 23rd May 2016  14:24  by catman

Gridref: SX 74657 75569   FB Number: S3457   Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 15th May 2016  14:34  by dave.johnson

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

Called in today on yet another visit to this Tor. Nice little enclosure going on around this trig. Visited again 25 march 2017 for YOSM event

YOSM geocache event 25.3.17 ©dave.johnson
YOSM geocache event 25.3.17 ©dave.johnson


Good condition 27th Mar 2016  16:40  by RichardM

Gridref: SX 74655 75571   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy ascent from Hemsworthy Gate. Fine views


Not Logged 25th Aug 2015  12:45  by TrigTony

Gridref: SX 74639 75548   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 4th Nov 2014  00:00  by ed-don

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

Great views from here. Found whilst trying to find a Geocache based on this pillar


Slightly damaged 4th Nov 2014  00:00  by ed-don

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

Great views from here. Found whilst trying to find a Geocache based on this pillar


Slightly damaged 20th Oct 2014  10:25  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Strolled up from Hemsworthy Gate to bag this one and do a few caches in the area.

FB ©CornishWalker
Me with the hound ©CornishWalker


Good condition 4th Oct 2014  13:30  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: SX 44659 75581   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy walk up from Hemsworthy Gate car park. Had my 5 year old grandson with me, this was his first time out trigpointing and hill walking. Great sunny and clear day, we could see for miles.

Rippon Tor Ryan's first Tor & Trigpoint©Saltash Ramblers


Good condition 16th Jul 2014  15:12  by Brisey

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A breezy walk up from Hemsworthy Gate to good views from the summit.


Not Logged 16th Jun 2014  05:45  by Yukonhuskies

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

often visit here in the early hours and watch the sun rise with Thor,love it up here


Slightly damaged 7th Apr 2014  12:55  by Dusty

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

First Dartmoor pillar of short break at Lattaford. Only one visited in bad weather.

Mrs Dusty & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Not Logged 11th Jan 2014  14:44  by Willhay

Gridref: SX 74587 75495   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 0/10

©Willhay


Not Logged 24th Dec 2013  18:30  by bambam897

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


Slightly damaged 2nd Dec 2013  09:12  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 74656 75575   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk up from Hemsworthy Gate after bagging the surface block there. Stone built enclosure has largely been dismantled from Pharisee's photograph of June 2012. Pillar in fairly good condition, other than top surface suffering what looks like frost damage. Cap missing, no plug; 2 sight holes open. Extensive 360deg moorland views - heart-lifting.

Pillar TP5689©jonglew
Spider TP5689©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5689©jonglew


Slightly damaged 24th Nov 2013  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 14th Oct 2013  15:15  by Chalky

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Spider centre open. BSM type FB.


Slightly damaged 29th May 2013  12:32  by countrywalker

FB Number: S3547  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

amazing day


Slightly damaged 28th May 2013  14:10  by dadu 13

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Fantastic views on a very windy summit after an equally strenuous walk to GZ, did as YSM.

©dadu 13


Slightly damaged 19th Apr 2013  13:15  by dartmoor deliverer

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

visited here whilst letterboxing and caching. I love Dartmoor. Great views from here

the flush bracket ©dartmoor deliverer
the trig pillar and my Stick ©dartmoor deliverer


Slightly damaged 21st Jul 2012  16:00  by DanTrig

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

Nice 8 mile circular taking in Hookney Tor and Hameldown Tor trig. Then drove to and went up to bag Rippon Tor trig. Rather cloudy. Nice views.


Slightly damaged 20th Jul 2012  13:45  by Lemon Tree

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 6th Jun 2012  11:33  by pharisee

Gridref: SX 74658 75570   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

It had been raining steadily all morning but as I parked at Hemsworthy Gate (next to a police car), the cloud suddenly broke up, the sun came out and it stopped raining… result! There were other problems, though; the track up to the summit of the tor was looking like a small river with water cascading down, the ground to either side was more like a marsh and there was a group of cows, accompanied by a huge bull standing on the track. This was going to be the severest test yet of the waterproofness(?) of my new Lowa walking boots. As I approached the aforementioned bovines, it was obvious that they weren’t too happy about being moved off the track into the bog. Three options: give up and go back (no way), detour into the bog myself (not if I could help it) or face down the bull. In the end, the direct approach worked and with a lot of head shaking they reluctantly moved out of my way. The pillar is surrounded by a rough stone wall or shelter and isn’t easy to spot until you’re on top of it. I’ve seen pillars in better condition and this one shows signs of erosion and repair. The centre plug has been taken, of course! Considering the weather conditions, the views were excellent… And my feet stayed dry, another result!

The pillar with it\'s surrounding wall. ©pharisee
The top of the pillar ©pharisee
The data shot ©pharisee
The view north ©pharisee


Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2012  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Easy stroll up from Hemsworthy Gate.


Good condition 19th Mar 2012  13:04  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Originally spotted the GC/YSM icon on my local geocaching map and drove the short distance to visit the trig point yet again; luckily visiting on a bright sunny day when a school geology group was also there, hence being able to have my photo taken with the trig [this photo is now on my geocaching profile]. When home again to my dismay the icon over Rippon had disappeared - oh no! - then realised that the GC45CC is a roaming virtual cache! Lovely views all around; I have adopted a nearby geocache which is regularly visited as well.


Slightly damaged 13th Nov 2011  12:11  by GoldenHaystack

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 1/10

Completely fogged in. Read the Flush Bracket using Braille and could just see that the Top Plug was Missing. GH.


Slightly damaged 11th Jun 2011  08:46  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

EARLIER SHOWERS CLEARED AND EXCELLENT ALL ROUND VIEWS. NOT WISHING TO CYCLE MUCH FURTHER TODAY, I SPENT SOME 30 MINUTES SAT HERE.


Good condition 12th Apr 2011  10:00  by hdke

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

Excellent views from the top: one of the best days for visibility in a long time! VERY windy though.


Slightly damaged 2nd Mar 2011  12:30  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Wall to wall blue sky so great early spring day with fab views. Condition of trig and shelter as previously recorded. A bit disconcerted when the rangers set the moor on fire just after we had walked up the path - very impressive blaze!


Slightly damaged 20th Feb 2011  11:00  by arranc

Gridref: SX 74660 75580   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

no views - fog


Good condition 7th Nov 2010  19:18  by jzimmy12345

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


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2010  15:10  by Erme Harrier

Gridref: SX 74657 75568   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Hard to spot initially as view blocked by surrounding stone shelter. Easy to find though on top of tor. Easy parking at Hemsworthy gate (where you will also find a surface block). Bagged at the end of a brilliant run with my (old)old man on a scorching day around the edge of that area of the moor - Top tor, pil tor, Tunhill rocks, hollow tor, Bonehill rocks, Bell tor, Cinkwell tor, honeybag tor, houndtor, greater rocks, Black hill, Haytor, Saddle tor and finally rippon tor!


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2010  15:10  by Dart More

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

On the run with Erme Harrier - not what my old bones would call scorching though! Fine setting on a lovely sunny day - the first of many for this summer? The trig is well protected by the surrounding rock shelter wall.


Slightly damaged 31st May 2009  10:24  by senrabyar

Gridref: SX 74661 75581   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Erosion beginning on top. Surrounding stone shelter is now somewhat flattened.


Slightly damaged 21st Sep 2008  17:00  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Views from trigpoints don't get much better than this! We could see for miles on a very clear day.


Good condition 18th Sep 2008  12:33  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No top plug.


Slightly damaged 28th Jul 2008  12:45  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: SX 74658 75574   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Rippon Tor Triangulation Pillar
Rippon Tor Flush Bracket


Good condition 3rd May 2008  15:37  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SX 74657 75580   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

very tiredby this point in the day, so sat in the stone cicrle out of the wind. Down hill from here all the way back to the hut in widecombe :-)


Good condition 21st Apr 2008  11:02  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SX 74650 75570   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

First day of a weeks holiday in Dartmoor and weather was foul!Easy bag just a short distance from theroad.Views would be v good but today limited to about 30m . Pillar inside stone shelter.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 4th Feb 2008  13:00  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: 3457  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 5th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3457  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, no cap or plug, spider apparently reset in new mortar at some point; a few old to sides repairs. Decent tor, trig in stone shelter: fine hill & view. Popular spot on a hot Sunday. Good track from NW. Jogged up and raced down, so as not too miss too much of the Classic Serial on R4.


Good condition 20th Jul 2007  15:55  by Managra

FB Number: 3457  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A cairn of stones has been erected around the trig so you can sit next to it out of the wind. Good views towards the coast. Missing plug

©Managra
©Managra


Slightly damaged 30th May 2007  15:10  by baskerville bogtrotters

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Very windy on the Tor today. Visited after placing our letterbox on Rippon Tor.


Slightly damaged 26th May 2007  16:10  by rhayader_wanderer

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

steady climb from the rivet or from an obvious viewpoint 300m further east of parking is a problem


Good condition 17th May 2007  20:36  by Dave.B

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 15th Apr 2007  20:03  by wheelybarrow

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Nice views of Haytor etc from the top.


Slightly damaged 15th Apr 2007  11:08  by rena1970

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Good condition 15th Apr 2007  11:00  by kinkykimbo

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

Found with Wheelybarrow


Good condition 24th Mar 2007  12:42  by Scally and the Princess

Gridref: SX 74600 75500   FB Number: S3457  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Rippon Tor Trig on a beautiful day ©Scally and the Princess


Good condition 10th Mar 2007  11:09  by Grimspound & Jem

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

Visited on a sunny but cold windy day


Slightly damaged 6th Jul 2006  00:00  by walkingdude

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 17th Dec 2005  15:52  by captain gore-tex

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

Another Dartmoor trig visited many times over years of letterboxing before knowing about trigpointinguk.com.


Damaged 2nd Aug 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

About half top layer gone.

S3457
S3457
S3457
S3457


Damaged 22nd Feb 2005  12:00  by plymplodder

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Great views. Trig surrounded by stones but makes a good wind break on a cold day.


Damaged 28th Sep 2003  14:20  by hollowing

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

The pillar has been surrounded by stones from the tor. It is marked by graffiti, which has been scratched into the pillar. There is also evidence of repair work. The views over South Devon, South Hams and Dartmoor are spectacular. The East Devon coastline towards Dorset was also clearly visable. Take your binoculars !

The pillar, looking E, towards Teignmouth and Torbay. (Showing damage).
The Plate.


Not Logged 8th Jun 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

TP is on tor at summit: fine hill & view


Not Logged 24th Jul 2000  00:00  by HillsideNick

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


Good condition 1st Jun 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3457  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing.


Not Logged 14th Apr 1981  18:18  by Martinthebald

FB Number: S3457  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Historic record



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