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TP5811 - Sandwell Park Golf Course
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Sandwell Park Golf CourseSK10/T68SK10T068402467.16290677.50174.4733PILLAR01/06/1943101/06/1962N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6735th with 99 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.35/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Nov 2003
Was Last logged: 3rd Mar 2021

Of the 34 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 141420m
The average error was 15727m
1 was exact

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The Pillar
By Alancache


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Tight squeeze!
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 3rd Mar 2021  20:24  by Abiabiabi

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

Good condition 9th Jul 2020  12:20  by Alancache

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

I managed to squeeze through the gap between wall and fence, then made my way to the pillar.

The Pillar

Good condition 8th Aug 2019  18:05  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parked in the Clubhouse car park. Golf course is just north of West Bromich Albion football ground 'The Hawthorns'

Good condition 2nd Jun 2019  18:19  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 2nd Jun 2019  18:19  by Pritch227

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

like others through the gap by the fence from the east,parked opp Muslim headstone place.great paintjob!


Good condition 7th Feb 2019  11:45  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I had more luck with this, the second trig of the new year. There is a gate just off Park Ln where the brickwork has a gap that I could squeeze through. Though there is quite a lot of junk by the gate. Like a dead PC and cable casing that has been stripped of its copper wire. I was aware there might be needles lying around! It was a short walk along the edge of a golf course to the trig. It looks very well cared for with a bright white coat of fresh paint.

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Good condition 14th Oct 2017  17:16  by bruciestokes

Gridref: SP 02461 90682   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 16th Feb 2016  10:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 23rd Oct 2015  16:45  by RichardL

Gridref: SP 02470 90683   FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Tracked it down after a bit of wandering around - forgot to take both the map and a GR for this one, so it was back to traditional methods (ie look for the highest bit of ground and hope it's there)

Not Logged 4th Sep 2015  16:25  by joyster

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

If you walk down forge lane park lane there is a gap in the wall 20yds before the pathway ends, this leads to a footpath. do not go further down road it is dangerous

Good condition 21st Aug 2015  17:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SP 02467 90678   FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access at gate follow out of bounds markers(white post) straight to trig

Good condition 6th Jun 2015  14:46  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We intended to ask at the golf course for permission but ended up walking from Dartmoor park and came the other way through the woods following the path along the walk. All was well until about 200m when the land got a bit wilder and we were not appropriately dressed in crop trousers. After bagging the trig we spotted a better track but still couldn't have avoided 100m of nettle and bramble infested land. Managed the squeeze out at the edge of the big gate to the road although there didn't look enough space!

Tight squeeze! ©thejackrustles
Trig collage ©thejackrustles

Good condition 13th Apr 2015  14:09  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SP 02467 90681   FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed route taken by yukin61, thanks and no problem but it could be a tight squeeze between gate and post for the trigger of larger proportions. This route also avoids going on to the golf course.

Good condition 15th Oct 2014  12:10  by yukin61

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

parked in the trading estate and walked north along Park Lane for about 200m to a gate in the fence to the golf course - this is locked up, but easy enough to squeeze between the gatepost and the fence - from there it's easy to follow the green-keepers tractor trail for about 100m up to the pillar on your rhs ... spotted by a couple of golfers on adjacent fairway, but they didn't seem bothered and I wasn't challenged!

the pillar
the pillar
north from TP5811
east from TP5811
south from TP5811
west from TP5811

Good condition 29th Sep 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SP 02470 90684   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Gap in wall at SP026909 and path thru' woods. Once in golf course grounds, feint but rough path

Good condition 7th Dec 2011  10:45  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

One where thinness is an advantage. Through gap by gate and simple stroll alongside deserted fairway.

Good condition 17th Jul 2011  08:28  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycled up drive to Golf Club. I'm not sure if it was an official or a player I spoke to, but he knew what I was after, but couldn't offer easy directions. He did say there was a public footpath across the course. Retraced up drive and found that there is a public footpath sign, similar to a street name, by the entrance, but nothing pointing anywhere onto the course. Whether it was Sunday afternoon, threatened bad weather or the Open Championship on TV, there were no players at this end of the course as I found my own way to the pillar using the power lines as a guide. Not much to see as many trees line the fairways.

Good condition 2nd Feb 2011  11:45  by arranc

Gridref: SP 02470 90686   FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 30th Dec 2010  15:55  by sven

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

2nd visit to this one and I wasn't playing golf. Last one of 7 for the day. Painted white by Garth! Was he on a mission? To avoid problems of access drive into the Golf Club and seek out the Professional's Shop. Explain what you're doing and they'll allow access. Follow access road back towards entrance and walk onto the course. Beware of flying golf balls. Don't forget to ask for the security barrier code so you can get out. Tip from a golfer!

Good condition 27th May 2010  15:00  by asbown

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

Through the gap in the wall next to the gates, it was a close run thing so according to the comments below I am getting seriously close to being extremly fat.from there it's a short but nice walk to the trigpoint.

Good condition 17th Apr 2010  15:00  by desperate dan

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

Looks like it had just had a fresh coat of white paint as some of the grass was also white

Good condition 31st Oct 2009  10:46  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

a squeeze through the fence to get into the golf course, a little wandering before locating the pillar, painted it white

Good condition 29th Dec 2008  12:30  by ted

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug intact, pillar at edge of golf course, not very busy today. Approached from E; over wall rather than risk the narrow gap beside gate. Almost a footy trig but West Brom ground not quite visible from here.

Sandwell Park trig
Sandwell Park FB
Sandwell Park top

Good condition 30th Nov 2008  15:15  by ocean soul

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in samll layby by ROW to Sandwell valley nature reserve.Followed this for approx quarter of mile then across deserted golf course (despite numerous signs threatening prosecution?!!?Pillar just inside `out of bounds` markers besdie one of the holes near to road.Could not be bothered to walk back across golf course so climbed over wall near gate onto road which on redflection was the way to get in......

Couldn't find it 2nd Mar 2007  12:30  by FLG

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Tried to access from road way, but could not squeeze through fenced gate. Lots of Private land signs for the gold course too. Was with in 500 foot. Will have another try as this is the around the corner from my place of work

Good condition 8th Jan 2006  13:40  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SP 02460 90670   FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked in through Sandwell Valley Park but could have had a quicker route if i had known what lay behind the wall i drove past ! Still easier than expected and edge of Golf Course.Appears had same aaproach as RW ,but saw Curlew on return so worth trip.


Good condition 3rd Feb 2005  15:40  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Missed the gap as I drove up so endued up in the car park to the north then walked back along the trail to the gap in the wall. Last bit was quite rough ground for an urban location number five for the day

Good condition 12th Dec 2004  12:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easily approachable from the East opposite the cemetry where there is a gap in the wall with a broken footpath sign (no footpath shown on the Explorer 220 map though)) so you don't have to test your girth that much - unless of course you are extremely fat! Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 20th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, by track N edge of golf cse

montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 12th Sep 2004  16:16  by Roche

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Was playing golf on the course when I came across it.

Good condition 5th Jul 2004  19:49  by sven

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

Good condition 5th Jun 2004  10:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Test your girth and access from the east thereby avoiding any fairways or greens.

Trig Point

Good condition 29th Jan 2004  12:45  by fasgadh

Gridref: SJ 02473 90683   FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This trig is in West Bromwich, it is also very scenic, being on the edge of a golf course which is an excuse for a forest. A small snowfall, that paralysed Birmingham,put paid to the golfers, so I had a very enjoyable walk in the woods. Birdlife was abundant, and I followed fox tracks to the pillar and deer tracks away, probably muntjac. Pillar was in near perfect condition with a faint script on the plug. Still painted. This was the second sucessive pillar visited from which I could see a football ground. The downside was the infernal racket coming from the nearby M5

Sandwell Park ©fasgadh
Sandwell Park Eastward view©fasgadh
Sandwell Park: The plate ©fasgadh

Good condition 8th Nov 2003  14:05  by Lathama

Gridref: SP 02500 90600   FB Number: S3148  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Pillar intact and white-painted [but fading]. A real hike across the golf course to find it - beware of golfers in all directions. Views very disappointing.

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