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TP5762 - Ruardean Hill Resr
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S6274
OSGB36 Station :
SO52/14
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5762
County :
Gloucestershire
Nearest town :
ROSS-ON-WYE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ruardean Hill ResrSO52/14SO52S014363508.00216889.69290.3032PILLAR01/06/1954101/01/1966N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13948th with 32 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.90/10 (from 84 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd May 1981
Was Last logged: 5th Apr 2019

Of the 84 logged visits,
20 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 90m
The average error was 14m
3 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Ruardean Hill Resr
©paulxtr

©Stevie Boy
Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ
Trig Point
By G1ANQ

By mntainman
Spider
By philpb
Me, taken by Mum outside the fence
By dpeberdy
S6274
By iainmac
See 49 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 5th Apr 2019  13:40  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at sports club. Trig fenced off but gate open so strolled in.

Ruardean Hill Resr ©paulxtr


Good condition 2nd Oct 2018  09:52  by catman

Gridref: SO 63507 16884   FB Number: S6274   Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy entry to compound


Good condition 15th May 2018  12:12  by slateloose

Gridref: SO 63500 16800   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Gate now locked but small opening in fence on south side. Lets hope whoever buys the land makes it a feature of the property.


Good condition 5th May 2018  11:30  by bwm

Gridref: SO 63508 16885   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Through unlocked gate


Good condition 28th Sep 2017  17:07  by Stevie Boy

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

Trig point for sale!! Just reading the Forest Review and apparently this plot of land is up for auction Mon 4th October, so sadly this pillar could soon be gone :-(

©Stevie Boy


Good condition 26th Jun 2017  08:42  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Went wrong here. Ended up cycling down hill through Cinderford and as i dont fancy cycling back up that hill i will miss out tp2148. Easy trig to get to as some of the old iron bar fence has fallen down. Nice place for a trig.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point


Good condition 7th May 2017  17:08  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SO 63510 16889   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parking next to fence, squeezed through railing on the playing field side then over to pillar, lots of people around, no one seemed to look. good condition nice views from nearby view point, high point over the road next to flag point.


Good condition 2nd May 2017  14:46  by Harris Tweed

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

Passing this one. Hopped out and took a photo through the railings.

TP5762 - Ruardean Hill Resr ©Harris Tweed


Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  16:50  by Nekyram

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Managed to access through gap in railings. Visited the miners memorial opposite at Pan Tod Beacon. Good views from here.


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:34  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 15th Oct 2016  14:42  by manonabike

Gridref: SO 63508 16890   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Reservoir Compound with a loose panel on east edge


Good condition 15th Oct 2016  14:35  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SO 63508 16890   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easdy find with loose fence


Good condition 15th Oct 2016  14:33  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unofficial FB Register annual meet. Gorgeous afternoon. Access tight, E side best


Good condition 15th Oct 2016  14:08  by wrose

Gridref: SO 63506 16898   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Here for Unofficial FB Register do.

S6274 Ruardean Hill Reservoir Pillar.


Good condition 11th Aug 2016  08:46  by g4wsb

Gridref: SO 63510 16895   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

G/WB-021 Playing amateur SOTA.Easy entrance to trig through broken metal railings!

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 7th Jul 2016  18:18  by Stevie Boy

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

The purpose of this, my 3rd visit, was to see the new stone marking the highest point in the Forest of Dean, 951ft. Thankfully the pillar is still there, bit of a mess inside the compound though

Marker stone, opposite the trig pt. 951ft©Stevie Boy


Not Logged 2nd Jul 2016  19:25  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SO 63508 16890   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 21st May 2016  13:16  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: SO 63510 16894   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Only SouthWest sight open with heavily indented cap. The grass needs a trim (or some horse-munching.. squeezed in by the SouthEast gap-ish in the fence.

Ruardean ..across from the Marilyn summit/flagpole-ish.


Good condition 8th May 2016  14:29  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SO 63515 16905   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Quite a squeeze through the railings, realized I had visited before in 2007 to tick the Marilyn


Good condition 11th Mar 2016  11:33  by stignest

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

lucky to get a 1. surrounded by railings. access possible if you are creative..why bother though. A lot of effort to get here for trig and nearby marilyn summit...you wonder why you do it sometimes dont you!


Not Logged 15th Oct 2015  13:50  by mntainman

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


Good condition 4th Jun 2015  21:15  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 63510 16897   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Accessed through gap in railings


Good condition 19th Apr 2015  19:27  by Crazy

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trig safely impounded within the reservoir enclosure right by the road. View not as good as hoped but it made a change to have a trig in a village.


Good condition 28th Oct 2014  09:15  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 8th Oct 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 63511 16892   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Aug 2014  10:03  by philpb

Gridref: SO 63508 16893   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket
Drybrook Parish Council plate At base


Good condition 23rd Apr 2014  11:47  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easily found as seen from the road.

©Funk to Funky


Good condition 30th Dec 2013  16:24  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Last trig of 2013, have had quite a good year by my standards! Fence can easily be unwired opposite gate and allow access for all but the stoutest trigger. Getting rather dark which limited the views but I don't think they were anyway spectacular. Metal cap, deep letters, W s/hole open, others u/g, vgc.


Good condition 27th Jul 2013  15:05  by CJO

Gridref: SO 63511 16887   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Accessed through gap in fence. All intact. Grass very long. Don't think reservoir is currently in use.

Ruardean Hill Resr


Good condition 8th Jun 2013  00:00  by Bramley

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

Easy access through gap in fence - on cricket ground side


Good condition 9th Nov 2012  11:50  by The Coachmans Pair

Gridref: SO 63500 16800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Had Geo-spaniel with me so elected not to enter compound through gap in fence. Photographed through the railings instead!

Trig in compound As close as I could get as I had the Geo-spaniel with me so didn't go for the hole in the fence!!©The Coachmans Pair


Good condition 20th Oct 2012  09:23  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Must have pedalled up nearly all of its 287metres above sea level having come from by River Wye. Earlier sunshine replaced by swirling cloud/mist obscuring any views. Convenient gap in fence where retaining bolts have failed.


Good condition 23rd Sep 2012  12:42  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

There is a gap in the fence on the opposide side to the gate. Easy access.


Good condition 15th Apr 2012  17:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Revisit. Stopped at the nearby Pan Tod beacon & toposcope 4 a picnic after visiting the fascinating Littledean Jail museum. Great views from the topo,sunny day. There is now a heavy duty padlock on the gate into the reservoir so access to pillar now difficult to say the least but easy to view through fence.Previously photographed so didnt bother today


Good condition 6th Nov 2011  14:04  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

pillar
the flush bracket
spider


Good condition 18th Jul 2011  14:50  by tom

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The pillar stands in the grassy compound of a covered reservoir on a hill in the Forest of Dean to the south of Ross-on Wye. It has a metal cap with deep lettering and has FB S6274. I squeezed into the compound where the fence is damaged to the east of the trig. The Pan Tod Miners Memorial to the north west has a good view over a wide expanse of countryside to the north with May Hill in the north east and Clee Hill in the distance to the north. Nearby trees restrict the view to the west although part of the outline of the Brecon beacons could be seen shrouded in clouds. The view from the trig is very limited. The top of a wooded ridge that runs between Mitcheldean and Cinderford could be seen in the east.


Good condition 8th Mar 2011  15:03  by G4OWG

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


Good condition 9th Jan 2011  17:00  by The Reverend

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Had to climb the fence to reach this one, fortunately there was no-one around.


Good condition 24th Jul 2010  15:00  by jonglew

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Pillar is located within a water company compound and is only accessible by hopping the fence, which we declined to do as several people were around. Condition looked ok from a distance. Suprisingly built up round here; we parked in Ruardean, walked to The Pludds, then on to Ruardean Woodside, then to Ruardean Hill for the trig (and the Marilyn), then back to Ruardean. It could be very confusing!

Pillar TP5762©jonglew


Not Logged 15th Jul 2010  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 13th Apr 2010  19:59  by Clanfield Rambler

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Pillar in good condition with metal plug. Unable to gain access through the gate or metal railings.


Good condition 5th Apr 2010  16:18  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked by the nearby beacon and walked back. No way in through the fence and the gate was held shut by a nut and bolt! Climbed over the fence but it is a bit high so Mum and Hadley the dog didn't make it right up to this one! The beacon nearby is great - wonderful views (although soon some trees will grow to one side which will block those of the Breacons. Me, Mum, Hadley 290m

Me, taken by Mum outside the fence The fence was too high for Mum or the dog! Visit the Beacon nearby - the views are wonderful form there!


Good condition 16th Jan 2010  13:46  by g4wsb

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

G/WB021

©g4wsb


Good condition 3rd May 2009  12:06  by John+Tracey

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

Gate was open in fence to Trig point


Good condition 29th Apr 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

S6274
S6274
S6274


Good condition 15th Feb 2009  11:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trigpoint
Flush Bracket


Good condition 11th Feb 2009  12:15  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Visited in the snow whilst Geocaching.


Good condition 23rd Jan 2009  02:00  by Dont21

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good views from mining memorial not far from trig.

Good views from mining memorial not far from trig. ©Dont21


Good condition 17th Jan 2009  10:00  by asbown

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

easy parking near the beacon,no problems with access.


Good condition 29th Jul 2008  16:16  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Gate still opens. Best views from the mining memorial.


Good condition 26th Jul 2008  14:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Previously visited but this time did gain access through the old reservoir gates & able to touch the ok trig.Nice views from nearby Pan Tod Beacon & Miner's toposcope.


Pan Tod beacon ©Stevie Boy


Not Logged 6th Jul 2008  10:19  by sniffadogz

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

Long & wet grass!


Good condition 19th Jun 2008  10:30  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SO 63511 16898   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

In very long grass at this time of year!

Ruardean Hill Resvr. Trig overlooked by reservoir.
Ruardean Hill Resvr. FB: seems someone has cleaned it but forgotten the 6 !


Good condition 4th Jun 2008  14:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Gate shut so access to trig and covered reservoir via hole in fence. Much better views from beacon near new statue.


Good condition 11th May 2008  20:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In a reservoir compund opposite sports club.The gate opens with a bit of fiddling with the latch allowing easy access.


Good condition 27th Apr 2008  18:15  by Lathama

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

In a reservoir compund but it is easy to open the gate by just tweaking the bolt a little bit. Original plug with deeply-indented letters. Traces of paint. Sightholes below grass level. Some eastward views. Easy parking about 100 metres from pillar.


Good condition 27th Mar 2008  15:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Easy walk uphill from Ruardean.Great views on a clear day from the beacon but did not attempt to get in the fenced off compound (there was a local working in there). This is actually the highest point in the Forest,May Hill may come under it in District but locally not regarded as such (also see Wikipedia).

viewed through the fence railings, 290m


Good condition 9th Jun 2007  09:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

parked by clubhouse and went back down the road past the wall in the railings to where the bars had been bent up and gained entry easily over the top of the reservoir


Unreachable but visible 18th Mar 2007  13:55  by lackofluke

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Pillar still there, but I couldn't get the gate open, nor did I spot the widened railings. First of 2 UBV's today!


Good condition 20th Oct 2006  17:40  by rhayader_wanderer

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

easiest of the day but hardly inspiring


Good condition 16th Sep 2006  14:37  by theblack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Bit of a nothing trig, very over grown and can be parked next to if you want. In good condition

Trig and Football Match ©theblack


Good condition 4th Sep 2006  17:20  by Managra

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access through the gate. That's my car in the background

©Managra
©Managra


Not Logged 22nd Aug 2006  13:00  by jlinney99

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


Good condition 31st Jul 2006  12:30  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Had a day off from work and took a day off from Geocaching to spend the day Trigpointing. Lifted the left hand gate slightly and the catch on the right hand gate slid across easily.

Booboo on trig. ©The Flying Boots
©The Flying Boots


Good condition 18th Jul 2006  21:50  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Sun was going down as I arrived. Lock jammed by gap in railings still there. Fantastic views from the beacon across the road.

Could do with a tidy up ©SidAndBob
Setting sun from the beacon ©SidAndBob


Good condition 21st Aug 2005  13:00  by KevP

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second of three trig/Marilyns for the day. Trig not the summit but visited just in case.


Good condition 6th Aug 2005  12:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The gates weren't open (I didn't check to see if they were locked or not) but there is a gap in the railings on the east side, which I managed and Shane refused after a half-hearted attempt(It's quite wide actually). Good views from this, the second highest trig in the Forest of Dean, after May Hill. Plug with heavily indented lettering.


Good condition 31st Jul 2005  08:09  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With Jamie and Anthony


Good condition 21st May 2005  13:35  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 63500 16900   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Quite surprised gates were open,already forming plan of assault on fence!


Good condition 23rd Apr 2005  12:20  by Father Ted

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

It was only when I was looking back at the photos that I realised why the England flag was flying Saint Georges Day.

Ruadean Hill Resr Trig St George's Day!


Good condition 26th Mar 2005  11:50  by fasgadh

Gridref: SO 63507 16897   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Still in good nick and the gate is stiff but open. Quiet up here today, but the forest was busy. Spent rest of the day wandering around one of my favourite places on the planet - Dean.

Ruardean Hill
Ruardean Hill Metal


Good condition 20th Mar 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Revisited to photograph.

S6274
S6274
S6274


Good condition 12th Mar 2005  22:08  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Gates unlocked.


Good condition 23rd Jul 2004  15:30  by desperate dan

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

Pleasant situation near cricket pitch on north edge of Forest of Dean. Reservoir is covered. A Marilyn. Nice long freewheel downhill afterwards back into Herefordshire.


Good condition 16th May 2004  20:02  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

went in the compound through a pair of railings that had been spread by the local kids probably- good little tykes!!


Good condition 30th Sep 2003  13:25  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up the hill form Drybrook, slipped through gap in fence to reach the column.


Not Logged 1st Mar 2002  14:15  by Chalky

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


Good condition 31st Oct 1999  13:26  by fasgadh

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The easiest English Marilyn. The highpoint is by a maypole, the trig point is just inside a fenced reservoir compound. In 1999 it was very easy to gain access to the pillar. Ruardean Hill, a village green, is after May Hill, the highest point in the Forest.

Ruardean Hill Summit. Beyond the maypole the reservoir enclosure can be seen, along with the pillar


Not Logged 19th Sep 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

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

roadside TP in (locked) resr compound (at road level) on edge of village


Good condition 5th Sep 1998  12:04  by arranc

Gridref: SO 63500 16900   FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Aug 1998  12:25  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Unreachable but visible 19th Oct 1997  16:38  by senrabyar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Didn't go into locked compound. Decided that flagstaff 200m to NW was higher anyway. Will revisit. Revisited 3rd Sept 2006 - still unable to access the compound. Will revisit.


Good condition 16th Nov 1996  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Dont remember climbing over to get to trig so must return soon. Though I expect to find standard high fence/razor wire.


Good condition 2nd May 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S6274  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar with remnant white coating in grassy water authority enclosure (hooped railings) on east side of Highview Road, Ruardean Hill. A cricket match taking place on the ground on the west side of the road.



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