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TP5937 - Shepherdskirk Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Shepherdskirk HillNT86/11NT86S011404557.64638340.68202.1182PILLAR01/06/1953101/06/1965N0

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There are 38 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6052nd with 57 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.45/10 (from 31 logged visits)
Was First logged: 10th Apr 1987
Was Last logged: 29th Dec 2019

Of the 31 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 71m
The average error was 15m
The closest was 1m

Roger Peaple Roger Peaple senrabyar senrabyar caroleengel caroleengel coinea coinea Lodgebarn Lodgebarn Clochandighter Clochandighter We TRye hard We TRye hard Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy Shepherdskirk Hill Shepherdskirk Hill [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 29th Dec 2019  11:59  by Old-hortus

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

Bagged this one by parking @ NU034389 and followed the track around passing amazing crags on the way. Pillar is well hidden about 100 metres from track deep in the woods. No view just conifers.

Good condition 10th Nov 2019  10:30  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked by Fenwick Wood and entered Kyloe wood at the gate next to Blawearie House. Follow the tracks to Dingle Bungalow, these are well defined. The track from here to Shepherdskirk Bungalow is also very well used. Nearly inline with the trig the track splits, keep to the good track and turn off at 90 degree's, there are various animal tracks up to the trig point area. The views to the Cheviots are good from Shepherdskirk Bungalow.

Good condition 9th Feb 2019  14:30  by Roger Peaple

Gridref: NU 04500 38300   FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked close to North Wood as all the spots were taken just up the road, nobody else around (not even the local red squirrels!) Bagged this one as an inclement weather Trig (was blowing an absolute hooley, so made sense to stay low level). Exciting yomp through the dense woodland to get to this one, no views but a lovely site in any case. Looking forward to going back to explore more of this close-to-home woodland as I didn't realise (until reading the other posts here just now) that there are climbing areas very nearby. Most of the tracks showing on the OS Map are non-existent, which was fun!

Good condition 27th Dec 2018  14:58  by MrHappy

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th Sep 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NU 04552 38337   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Track thru' woods from NW. Continue round hill to final ascent from south of summit at NU 04519 38247

Good condition 13th Jul 2017  00:00  by beckroad

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Woodland walk took me past climbers crag at Dues Heugh and lots of chalk marks. Trig is sheltered in a wood plantation keeping it in good condition. Bit of an orienteering challenge.

Good condition 9th Jul 2017  16:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

YSM0062 Shepherdskirk Hill ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 18th Dec 2016  12:49  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NU 04554 38345   FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at NU 03506 38155 and tried to follow the tracks marked on the OS map without much joy. Got to the trippoint in the end!

©We TRye hard

Good condition 13th Oct 2016  14:25  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Originally planned to spend the afternoon doing this, Belford Crags and Dod Law but the mornings sunshine & showers gave way to persistant rain so took note of Off Piste's comment "No view" and figured the afternoon could be sacrificed bagging just this one. In the event its a more interesting hill than many - we came across two climbers on the Dues Heugh crags one teaching the other how to free climb the overhangs, fascinating to watch. Then we walked along the track to the 'Bungalow' - in reality I believe probably a hunting lodge - which has a spectacular view point from its porch south west over the Cheviots. Finding the TP itself proved difficult in the thick and often inpenetrable woodland but eventually it was located, and, just for the sake of clarity - No view!

View North No view!
View East No view!
View South No view!
View West No view!

Good condition 21st Sep 2016  09:41  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Route as per Aye Jimmy. Once past Dues Heugh headed up through the cleared forest to the trig which hides behind the cairn.

Shepherdskirk Hill ©paulxtr

Good condition 26th Aug 2016  11:55  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NU 04559 38342   FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Circuitous but easy approach from WNW from gate, old tarmac road at start, past Dues Heugh crag.

Shepherdskirk Hill The TP. FB faces W; one sight hole open to E.
Shepherdskirk Hill The FB.
Shepherdskirk Hill Top of trig, OS cap deeply indented letters.

Good condition 4th May 2016  14:00  by offpiste

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approaced from the west where trees have been felled recently. Walked up very rough tracks towards bungalow which sits on top of crag. Joined a track next to this and about another 350m to trig next to cairn. Cairn covered in broken tree branches. No view.


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  14:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Followed the track up from the minor road to the west past rock faces deep into the wood full of climbers with crash mats which explained the entrance to the wood being full of cars. Spiraled round the track until I spotted a decent break to the summit. Unsurprisingly no views, the pillar is situated next to an old cairn.


Good condition 5th Oct 2015  08:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 8th Sep 2015  14:34  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

After watching the tour of Britain cycle race head up from Ford we came over here for the YSM. Just followed the track until we were less than 100 yards from the trig and then headed up the hill through the trees. Nothing to see so a quick photo and then back. Three miles there andback.

Good condition 15th Sep 2014  12:40  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

What better activity than trig bagging in the rain, Charlie enjoyed it anyway, good track until the last 100m, then just headed up the ridge and eventually spotted the trig next to the large pile of stones, very overgrown and camera not playing ball so pictures aren't too great! In fact now we are back home we find they didn't save to the memory card a all!

Good condition 13th Aug 2014  14:40  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: NU 04560 38333   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited for the YOSM geocache. Trig is in the middle of a forest almost buried in a tree, nice walk up on a fine day.

Good condition 10th Nov 2012  15:28  by coinea

Gridref: NU 04554 38335   FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 10th Nov 2012  15:27  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NU 04556 38340   FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisit. For photographs and GPS reading. Approached from WNW. Parked by road at NU035389. Followed mapped track network to NU048384 then SW up through heather to ridge and west through trees to summit. Pillar hidden in conifer still in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces WNW ~289. Vented through SE sight hole. All views long since lost to surrounding woods.

S7009 - Shepherdskirk Hill pillar & self
S7009 - Shepherdskirk Hill pillar & FB

Good condition 11th Jun 2011  12:45  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Interesting little wander to find this one amoung a dense woodland. As others have found situated next to big cairn but now almost buried by windfall. Guessed GPS as forgot to bring coordinates with us, and to be honest it was luck we stumbled across it after pushing our way through thick undergrowth and lots of windfall. There isnt a track to talk of but its better to head for the bothy marked on the map as a bungalow, then it basically is heading for the highest point you can see from there up a rather good sandstone crag. Oh still raining and now soaked through 90% of clothing!

Good condition 6th Feb 2011  12:30  by Bri

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

First walk with the ramblers great team leader to find this densely hidden

Good condition 14th Apr 2008  13:08  by senrabyar

Gridref: NU 04554 38322   FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

To Desparate Dan: If you come to JK2009 you might come close to this trig again - but probably not as the windblow is rather extensive. Controller Day 3 (making the most of a visit). GPS position almost impossible to obtain in tree cover.

Good condition 26th Jan 2008  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

in dense wood

Good condition 12th Sep 2007  15:00  by walkergeoff

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We found the one at Greensheen Hill, and then spotted this one on the map. I knew it was going to be tough because we could see, even from there, that the location was on a wooded hill. I made an educated guess from the map of the OSGB co-ords and entered them into my GPSr, and off we went! It was a tough walk, once we got past the lake and into the woods. The signed path had head high ferns, and it got worse once we headed cross-country towards the trigpoint. At one time we were hacking our way through the undergrowth. We found a few paths, which we followed when we could but the one we hoped would take us near petered out, leaving us no alternative than to do anothe hack - through rhododendron bushes and Christmas trees. We found it eventually, dwarfed by the nearby cairn, and barely visible. Most amazingly of all, when I put my GPSr on the trigpoint, it registered it as being only 10metres away - all from an educated guess! I was well pleased. We had an insanely great time finding this one!

The trigpoint itself
Trigpoint with my GPS.
Mrs WG with cairn and Trigpoint

Good condition 23rd Oct 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Good condition 22nd Jul 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, fairly open plantation but FB hidden by branches. Compact summit, big cairn. Conifers but pleasant woodland with interesting plants and a tasty looking bouldering crag en route.

Gaultheria mucronata beside track ©peregrinus
Gaultheria mucronata beside track ©peregrinus
S7009 top ©peregrinus

Good condition 28th May 2006  20:38  by Theo D Lite

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In perfect condition, well hidden under fir tree, next to very large squat cairn. It was a real cross county shortcut to Greensheen Hill from here.

Good condition 18th Sep 2001  19:30  by sky high boys

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

Wandered up after a days climbing in the woods. Easy enough to find but no view.

Good condition 14th Oct 1997  15:19  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Secondary trig pillar in good condition. Spider retained OS centre plug with stamped lettering. Flush bracket faces west into tree. In beautiful woods, no view.

S7009 pillar & FB

Good condition 30th Mar 1997  15:48  by andyc

FB Number: S7009  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Previous attempt (15/08/94) defeated by vicious flies. No views in trees. Bothy has views west.

Good condition 10th Apr 1987  13:00  by desperate dan

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

In the forest where the 1987(ish) JK orienteering championships were held, and I came straight past this trig point

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