Not logged in. login or register
TP5749 - Round Top
[UK map]
Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
OSGB36 Station :
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
County :
Nearest town :

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Round TopNY86/21NY86S021371697.20576645.80324.9162PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

Nearby trigpointsplacenames 

There are 17 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4828th with 32 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.67/10 (from 12 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Dec 2004
Was Last logged: 14th May 2019

Of the 12 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 107m
The average error was 22m
1 was exact

beckroad beckroad coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter Mickandkim Mickandkim caroleengel caroleengel Round Top Round Top [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

You are not logged in. You must login if you wish to log a visit.

Selection of photos for this Pillar.

View North
By Nick&Rosie
View South
By Nick&Rosie
View East
By Nick&Rosie

By offpiste

By offpiste

By sheepsocks
S6496 - Round Top
By Clochandighter
See 9 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 14th May 2019  11:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From the forestry track to the south of the pillar.


Good condition 5th Oct 2018  16:15  by beckroad

Gridref: NY 71600 76600   FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

An unremarkable trig. We were there before we saw it. Pillar is a surprise as it is indicated wrong side of bridleway on O/S Explorer Map. The journey from Lampert is challenging from a navigational point of view. Can't imagine many visitors trekking across this area. A lonely spot interrupted by the 2 MOD helicopters that maintained manoeuvre all day.

Good condition 5th Dec 2017  11:30  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As Caroleengel observes below, it is possible to drive to the track junction just east of the TP, although you do have to ‘turn a blind eye’ to one Forestry Commission notice just beyond The Haining that says “No unauthorised vehicles beyond this point” (or perhaps Caroleengel works for the FC and IS authorised to drive on these tracks!). The footpath that climbs N up to the TP is well marked, so this is an easy find; sadly though it has little to no views.

View North With Rosie & Blue
View East
View South
View West

Good condition 4th Mar 2017  12:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 71697 76646   FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drove track past The Haining to bridal way which has moved and trig is now on the right

Good condition 27th Dec 2016  12:12  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Spy Rigg trig across the very boggy Rushy Rigg. No view from pillar. Got wet feet on the way back. Should've driven to it!

Round Top ©paulxtr

Good condition 17th Aug 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 71698 76645   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Possible to drive up from road @ NY759755 to track junction @ NY 723763

Good condition 14th May 2016  12:30  by offpiste

FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the Haining farm and cycled up forest tracks. At bridle path sign post went north to the trig point.

Good condition 25th Mar 2016  10:15  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A bit of a bonus this one as we managed to drive all the way bar the final 500m. Forest gates mostly open and where they weren't we managed to detour round. Typical forest trig, not a lot of views unless you are into conifers. Gave the pillar a big hug as it's very lonely..... only 3 previous visits. Remember trigs are not just for Christmas (or Easter for that matter) so why doesn't everyone go and visit a lonely trig occasionally, instead of just logging the likes of Snowdon and Hellvelyn.

Good condition 28th Feb 2015  10:16  by CJO

FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap Missing. used bike on forest trails. In large clearing approach from south along bridleway. GPS playing up no GR

Round Top

Good condition 29th Aug 2009  11:58  by coinea

Gridref: NY 71698 76643   FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 29th Aug 2009  11:57  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 71698 76644   FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th July 1951 costing £15.4s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NY86/21 within the Hexham block during 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: East of N/S bridleway, 1:25K map slightly incorrect. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces west, ~271°. Vented through south sight hole.

S6496 - Round Top pillar & FB
S6496 - Round Top & GRP

Good condition 25th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6496  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, E edge of track, metal cap deep letrs, spider partly covered by loose slate sheet, area clear-felled - Access:forest road from ESE roughish but driveable, ungated

S6496 fb ©peregrinus
S6496 top ©peregrinus
S6496 trig ©peregrinus

The TrigpointingUK database is owned and maintained by Ian Harris (Teasel). The TrigTools pages are provided by Barry Hunter. Contact us.