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TP5786 - Saddleworth
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S4403
OSGB36 Station :
SE02/T42
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5786
County :
Greater Manchester
Nearest town :
OLDHAM

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
SaddleworthSE02/T42SE02T042402076.39406964.09454.7433PILLAR01/06/1948101/06/1966N0

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There are 42 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1972nd with 26 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.45/10 (from 69 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Mar 1996
Was Last logged: 27th Aug 2017

Of the 69 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 99999m
The average error was 8360m
1 was exact

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Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2017  17:57  by bluewhitereg

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Good marks for such a great view from here.


Slightly damaged 20th Aug 2017  11:02  by SebastienCale

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

Lovely views, sounds of gunfire from the local clay pigeon club. Came up from Cross Keys Inn as part of circular walk to Alderman, the War Memorial and Pots & Pans with sister and brother-in-law.


Not Logged 8th Apr 2017  23:50  by Clare and Jeff

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


Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2017  12:20  by Paula

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Wow lovely views up here. I was doing some geocaching and made my way over to this,I didn't know very much about trig points. I love the history of this one,and the fact it's being looked after by the local running team


Slightly damaged 29th Dec 2016  13:11  by Bourne

Gridref: SE 02076 06970   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Great Views from trig, walked from oberlix


Good condition 17th Jul 2016  10:23  by Waylander99uk

FB Number: S4408  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 10th Jun 2016  20:16  by the syllogiser

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 11th Aug 2015  16:15  by Rupertal

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

Great views for little effort.


Good condition 1st Aug 2015  10:47  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked on Running Hill Lane for easy walk up track and many paths to get across to trig. Nice spot with really good views on an overcast morning.

©jamiekeighley


Damaged 18th Jun 2015  17:53  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Cycled up to Manchester YHA yesterday with the intention of a day's walking to the 4 outstanding pillars on the OS1:25000 Dark Peak Explorer Map. I was looking for a quiet spot to leave the bike in Greenfield when a resident invited me to leave it in their garden. Changed into walking boots and socks, but otherwise cycling gear. Up footpaths and out on to open moor, passing the War Memorial. Well worn path North to Trig. An overcast, cool and windy day. No obvious path away to SE, so ad hoc route across moor. Reached A635 at milestone and walked along to join footpath for Black Hill.


Slightly damaged 13th Apr 2015  17:33  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SE 02075 06963   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Parking at Running Hill Head, then up through the sheep bit of a bog trot in places, Pillar good condition, some great views on a sunny if chilly evening.

Pillar & FB


Good condition 9th Feb 2015  12:00  by Downfaller

Gridref: SD 02077 06968   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On a circular walk from the centre of Greenfield upto the Memorial. Continued NE to Dick Hill and followed the edge out to the TP. Good views down over Greenfield and Saddleworth. Return route down from TP heading SW to pickup the track at SE 015066. Pleasant walk back to Uppermill via the Church and two Inns 11.3 km walk.


Slightly damaged 11th Sep 2014  12:45  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SE 02067 06891   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

My last pillar in The Peak District National Park. Came up from Binns car park above Dove Reservoir. Some blue sky and only a slight breeze. View unfortunately limited to about 3 miles by mist.

Saddleworth


Not Logged 24th May 2014  08:34  by 1ddmac

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


Slightly damaged 27th Mar 2014  08:05  by alison1967murphy

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Really windy and slight sleet...visited the sugar loaf, oblisk momunent and the pots and pans.....great first walk of the year.


Good condition 23rd Mar 2014  11:55  by sallyb66

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

It was a cold day !!!! Sleet was at the summit. Visited the Suager Loaf, Obelisk and Pots and Pans. Good first walk of the year.


Slightly damaged 30th Nov 2013  12:41  by Lost Lad

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Followed obvious trod SE from Dick Hill monument to Alderman's Hill for spectacular views across the reservoirs to Dove Stone Moss. Then turned N, following another obvious trod across the shallow ridge of Dick Hill and Sugar Loaf, to intersect with the Oldham Way. Continuing along the Oldham Way eventually picked up a crumbling dry stone wall at the edge of the escarpment. Parallel the wall line until it turns W then followed the obvious trod to the pillar. The pillar sits atop a rock and is briefly visible from quite a distance.


Slightly damaged 4th Mar 2013  10:53  by slateloose

Gridref: SE 02000 06900   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

This trig was toppled by vandals in 1998 and resited by Saddleworth Fell Runners in 1998. Great views, still a bit of snow about on tops.


Slightly damaged 29th Sep 2012  00:00  by dogwalking

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Aug 2012  17:00  by fell-finder

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged this one on a circular walk from Greenfield, taking in Alphin Pike, Featherbed Moss, and Black Hill. A tough hike due to the terrain - peat bogs, high tufted grass and deep holes in the marshy ground that would just love to snap an ankle! Also got soaked walking down the dangerous A653 in heavy rain to get to this Trig. Interesting plack about vandalism on this one, worth a visit for scenery too.

Saddleworth trig Point


Slightly damaged 26th May 2012  13:30  by Ben Fogerty

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

Four of five today. It was a nice walk up from the big church in the valley bottom, then over to the Obelisk.

Broadstone Hill


Slightly damaged 17th Mar 2012  09:30  by tommo

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

(54) parked in lay-by off the A635, steep climb up to the top of the cragsthen followed the ridge line and path to the pilar, good views over Diggle and uppermill, plaque attatched to pillar dedicated to Frank Sykes, pillar re-errected after being vandelised in 1998


Slightly damaged 26th Feb 2012  14:33  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Walked up via the canal from Greenfield Station, then back down passed the obelisk/war memorial, round Dovestone Reservoir and back to the station. Lovely walk on a slightly dull day. Me, Jon 454m

Jon and I at the trig Great trig position. Wonderfully wild. Useful rock nearby to balance camera on!!!


Slightly damaged 25th Feb 2012  14:08  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Saddleworth ©paulxtr


Slightly damaged 14th Feb 2012  12:30  by davey and emsy

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

©davey and emsy
©davey and emsy
©davey and emsy


Not Logged 14th Feb 2012  12:30  by davey

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 28th Oct 2011  12:55  by painterman61

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Done on way back from holme moss found layby opposite upperwood house farm, a muddy track marked as a footpath on map leads quickly up onto moor however the layby with warning signs not to park or walk all around a real goml job he even dumped a load of turnips on the layby.trig located on a rocky outcrop memorial plaque to local runner fine views trig could do with a fresh coat of paint it looks a bit tatty.

trig/nice clouds ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61


Good condition 3rd Oct 2011  13:00  by scubaclogger

FB Number: S4408  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walking from Pots and Pans on a 8.5 mile circular from Greenfield Station

Sykes Pillar ©scubaclogger


Good condition 9th Sep 2011  12:14  by johnjennison

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

long slog along the cotton road to the main road. Weather was reasonable


Not Logged 29th Jul 2011  15:41  by AndyKeen

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


Slightly damaged 20th Nov 2010  13:27  by Terry L

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Plastic plug. Public. Access Land. Peak District National Park [but Pennines rather than Peak]. Named on map as Sykes Pillar - see memorial tablet by Saddleworth Runners. Exhilarating moorland location, offering strenuous walking. Excellent circular walk from Greenfield: ascend steeply to Obelisk & Pots & Pans Stones, then proceed north to Broad Stones & pillar, descending to Running Hill Pits [disused quarries], then down Running Hill Gate into Uppermill & along the towpath of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal back to the start.

Saddleworth pillar


Not Logged 10th Nov 2010  18:31  by melch

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


Not Logged 10th Nov 2010  13:56  by knoutberry

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

Visited as Part of the Saddlesworth 5 Trigs Walk


Good condition 30th Oct 2010  12:47  by Triggers

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

Ascended from running hill lane as others have done

Saddleworth ©Triggers


Slightly damaged 10th Oct 2010  14:21  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Walked from Greenfield via Alderman's Hill. Very windy day.

Saddleworth Trig Point
Saddleworth Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Slightly damaged 7th Sep 2010  16:00  by PeteBoggs

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

Followed route suggested by manonabike.Short stroll with a thunderstorm thrown in

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 21st Aug 2010  16:10  by MickandKim

Gridref: SE 02076 06964   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from stile across from Upperwood House Park up hill as no Parking allowed across from house Walked over peat bogs but not bad to white trig just visible as you reached crest Plaque to runner on trig and message of replacing of toppled trig


Good condition 4th Aug 2010  14:15  by Ron Plasma

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

A fine start from Binns Green, (0.60!), with fine views across to Dove Stone Rocks, (and the same named puddle that claims to be a reservoir. How come the reservoirs are empty and the paths are flooded?) Sadly the edge followed soon becomes a northern such, with less impressive views. Still, the pillar easily spotted. Thanks Saddleworth, and yes, it is obviously a Walsh footprint, and judging by my own - a size 8. I've given a 7 boosted by the sneek view of Alphin Pike jusst peeping around Alderman. Pity the route back can't easily take in this edge.


Slightly damaged 24th Jul 2010  15:35  by asbown

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

easy walk up from running hill lane, another with fine views.using the recent list from yahoo trig site this completes all the pillars in the peak park for me.


Not Logged 1st Feb 2010  00:00  by Curlew

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


Slightly damaged 5th Dec 2009  11:55  by wanderer

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 5th Aug 2009  09:55  by manonabike

Gridref: SE 02075 06973   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Followed wall up from Running Hill Lane


Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2009  11:59  by wrose

Gridref: SE 02078 06970   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Highly visible and easily reached. Not on right of way but numerous footpaths to it over access land. Good views.


Slightly damaged 23rd Jun 2009  13:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked at Binns Green car park and walked up via obelisk.Great views.


Slightly damaged 5th Jun 2009  10:20  by smiley dog

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

walked here from the car park at binn green via the obelisk and aldermans hill[a fine viewpoint] as i passed the obelisk i witnessed a rather disturbing sight, an elderly man was sitting on the steps with his trousers round his ankles.he looked at me in shock pulled them up and scarperd.nice view from the trig towards hillsthat i cannot name.


Good condition 15th Mar 2009  16:26  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SE 02077 06967   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Saddleworth (Broadstone) Trig, plaque and footprint!


Slightly damaged 8th Mar 2009  12:30  by splash

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 1/10

Went up in the low cloud with intermitent snow and hail with a couple of claps of thunder. No view at anytime.


Slightly damaged 19th Oct 2008  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SE 02073 06962   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 25th Nov 2007  11:45  by gansonwheels

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy to get to after fighting my way through the clay pigeon shooters at the top of the tarmacked lane from Diggle. Very good views over Saddleworth especially after atrocious weather on previous day. OK OK, maybe it was slightly damagaged. Perhaps I was deceived by the coat of paint.


Good condition 21st Oct 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, white, plastic cap. Plaque indicates Trig felled by vandals 1998, re-erected same year by Saddleworth Fellrunners - unmistakeable Walsh footprint in concrete of plinth, S side. By path, grassy non-summit plateau, fine view.


Slightly damaged 13th Oct 2007  11:25  by astra-nomical

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Found it on a wet and misty day. Not much to see due to the mist but I'm sure the views are fantastic on a sunny day.


Not Logged 7th Oct 2007  08:30  by stonefielders

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

visited whilst placing a new cache at Broadstone. A very special place for Saddleworth Runners who pay an annual visit to maintain the trig. We also visit the trig on remembrance day each year.


Slightly damaged 16th Apr 2007  22:57  by Josho

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

good views nice day, good bike ride and a trig to top it off, ye man.

the trig in its glory
a view from it


Slightly damaged 12th Apr 2007  20:21  by Ben Jammin

Gridref: SE 02000 06900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Fairly easy to find, up the track and then a short walk up the hill. Decent views of Saddleworth and beyond.


Slightly damaged 24th Nov 2006  13:00  by Hedgehogg

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

Found on a windy day

©Hedgehogg


Slightly damaged 19th Aug 2006  15:39  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked up from canal at Uppermill. Good view of Standedge - I was under there yesterday !


Not Logged 29th Jun 2006  20:55  by Phil Spence

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


Slightly damaged 22nd Mar 2006  14:15  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

On moor site overlooking Diggle. Not too difficult from the road to south. Badly cracked, plastic plug. Plaque saying toppled by vandals and then resited by walker's club. Public.

Saddleworth pillar


Slightly damaged 20th Mar 2006  13:45  by mtb mick

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

Best views are to the SW over the Tame Valley. Miserable afternoon - even the sheep looked fed up. But worth the effort.

View NE


Slightly damaged 19th Mar 2006  13:30  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

From Marsden via Diggle on a low level route then over the open (and pathless) moor (not the best option I've ever made) back to Marsden. Overcast day with a little remnant of snow in a few places. Probably a good view south & west but not today. Forgot the Box Brownie unfortunately! No cars, on foot!


Slightly damaged 28th Jan 2006  10:10  by ted

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Plug replaced by cover; pillar cracked next to FB. Memorial plaque to trig restoration in 1998. Choice of views - Pennines or Manchester 8-)

Saddleworth trig
Saddleworth trig
Saddleworth trig
Saddleworth FB


Slightly damaged 24th Dec 2005  11:00  by weekender

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

RW & Corrie Dog


Slightly damaged 3rd Sep 2005  14:15  by Historian

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 19th Mar 2005  11:14  by John Riley

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Trig is on Broadstone Hill overlooking Saddleworth and Oldham. I have logged it as slightly damaged as it is cracked on two sides towards the top and around the flush bracket - please see photos. I was pleased to read the plaque which remembers an absent friend, Frank Sykes of Saddleworth Runners. I knew him through the Chew Valley Fell Race and later the New Chew navigational event which he organised. He was a good 'un. The new OS map now has it marked as Sykes Pillar. It was a good to be out in the spring sunshine in the quiet of the moorland. Carpe diem!!

Saddleworth Looking North West.
Saddleworth Looking North East (see crack).
Saddleworth Saddleworth Runners plaque.
Saddleworth Flush bracket.
Saddleworth Looking South (see crack near top & around FB.
Saddleworth Looking South West.


Not Logged 28th Oct 2004  14:26  by lordrich

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


Good condition 12th Jun 2004  21:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Apr 2000  13:30  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited as part of a walk from Marsden to Uppermill via Pots and Pans.


Good condition 22nd Jun 1999  14:32  by Sapper

Gridref: SE 02062 06982   FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A lovely spot in the Peak District.


Good condition 17th Mar 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4403  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Painted white, plug missing.



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