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TP5945 - Shill Moor
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Shill MoorNT72/T91NT72T091394396.98615310.65528.8283PILLAR01/06/1957201/06/1958N0

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1458th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.68/10 (from 37 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Aug 1994
Was Last logged: 8th Nov 2019

Of the 37 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 97m
The average error was 26m
The closest was 1m

beckroad beckroad Roger Peaple Roger Peaple arranc arranc coinea coinea Clochandighter Clochandighter Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy amblerbob amblerbob jonglew jonglew Shill Moor Shill Moor [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

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Shill Moor
By amblerbob

By andynez
Approaching Shill Moor from Alnhammoor
By Nick&Rosie

©stan toon
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Nov 2019  15:49  by jonglew

Gridref: NT 94398 15314   FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On a round of hills and trigs from cattle grid to SE (NT 9640 1266). Pillar sits between 2 large cairns. The centre tube has no cap and is unplugged; LHS sight hole open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP5945©jonglew
Spider TP5945©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5945©jonglew

Good condition 23rd Jun 2019  12:35  by Crazy

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

K The unexpected summit of shelter and large cairn sandwiching the trig is a lovely spot to take in the surrounding hills, with the fence making navigation easy in all weathers. Approached via "improved" Salters Road from Ewartly Shank and indistinct quad track from road summit (parked by bridge just S of farm, couple of spaces off road, though the road from Alnham is quite the worst I've driven on for some time explaining why no guide books start from here).

Good condition 29th Apr 2019  13:36  by amblerbob

Gridref: NT 94397 15314   FB Number: S7091  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From cattle grid south of Ewartly Shank, along tracks, then returned along Salter's Road past Ewartly Shank and continued to Hart Law...If it wasn't for the cold wind it would have been a lovely walk.

Shill Moor Lovely views

Good condition 2nd Nov 2018  14:10  by beckroad

Gridref: NT 94300 15300   FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Hartside. Easy access routes to summit. Trig is partially protected by the stone wind shelters. Fortunately no wind today. Spent a bit of time pinpointing the various trig along the border ridge horizon. Pleased to say I am gradually ticking them off. Lots of pheasants.

Good condition 29th Sep 2018  15:20  by Roger Peaple

Gridref: NT 94300 15300   FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An unintentional Trig with beautiful views of the surrounding Cheviot Hills and, in the distance, the sea. Just couldn't help myself to this one : the off-piste yomp up over troublesome clumps of long tufty grass, heather and boggy bits was well worth it.

Good condition 13th Sep 2018  12:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Circular walk from Ewartly Shank taking in Shill Moor-Bush Knowe-Cushat Law-Wether Cairn and Hogdon Law. Easy going to Cushat Law then a bit of a slog especially the last leg to Hogdon Law.


Not Logged 27th Jan 2018  22:59  by andynez

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

Not Logged 27th Jan 2018  12:12  by andynez

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

Good condition 30th Oct 2017  12:36  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

30/10/17 Third Visit - Same route as previous a really good two & half hour walk - from Hartside Farm to Alnhammoor, then the ROW SW towards Salters Road before cutting W over Scauld Knowe and following fence line round to the summit, then dropping N down rough, steep slopes to the Breamish. Follow the track along the Breamish before taking track down to FB ovrer the Breamish and returning to Hartside via Linhope. 11/09/17 Second Visit - a fabulous day, however some balls up with SD card meant we lost all the photos from the summit grrrr 05/09/15 First Visit - Due to unfortunate circumstances our Sunday afternoon plans got 'punctured', but we salvaged enough of one of the last truly glorious days of the summer to fashion a shorter walk than planned but allowed us to tick a hill we'd traversed round several times without ever ascending to the summit. Fabulous views, but on a day like this one, anywhere would look good. Except Sunderland, obviously.

View East with Rosie 05/09/15
View North 30/10/17
View South 30/10/17
View West 30/10/17
Approaching Shill Moor from Alnhammoor 11/09/17

Good condition 20th Aug 2017  00:00  by carolje

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

Good condition 10th May 2017  16:36  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

From the verge parking spot at Hartside. Approached via Alnhammoor and Little Dod. Just before reaching the fenceline I followed a quad bike track up to the trig. Excellent view.

Shill Moor ©paulxtr

Good condition 4th Aug 2016  17:10  by Boz North

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 24th May 2016  15:47  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NT 94398 15311   FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Shill Moor The trig looking W towards Cushat Law.
Shill Moor The FB.
Shill Moor Top of trig.

Good condition 17th May 2016  10:52  by Boz North

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 15th Jul 2015  12:43  by Boz North

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

Good condition 8th Nov 2014  13:52  by vegibagger

FB Number: A7991  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

with Iain Brown, just starting to train

Good condition 1st Sep 2014  18:58  by dugswell2

FB Number: S799  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 10th Jun 2014  15:20  by arranc

Gridref: NT 94395 15309   FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 19th Apr 2014  13:00  by stan toon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely 6 mile round walk up from just south of Ewartly Shank

©stan toon

Not Logged 23rd Mar 2014  14:00  by ger

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

Good condition 31st Jul 2013  13:15  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice views to the coast from here. Heather just coming into bloom with all its attendant insects. Trig point sandwiched between shelter and a large pile of stones.

Good condition 1st Jan 2013  13:05  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second of the day, the previous being Wether Cairn. Dropped down from Black Butt to cross Sting Burn and to get out of the howling wind, then took an almost direct line to Shill Moor crossing Salter's Road just NW of the fence line and then went diagonally up. Stunning views of the Breamish Valley, Hedgehope and Cheviot, although its summit remained in dark cloud all day...sulking! Dropped down the fence line to Salter's Road and then back to Ewarty Shank and the car. Great day not a speck of precipitation and fantastic views across Northumberland. The summit looks like a large Neolithic/Bronze Age barrow, similar to those on other Northumberland Hills, but with the stones above the lowest layers rearranged to give a cairn, a shelter, and trig foundations... however I can't find anything on the internet to confirm this.

Good condition 27th Dec 2012  12:42  by Boz North

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

Good condition 26th Jun 2012  14:45  by Chalky

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Sandwiched between 2 cairns. Spider centre cap gone but 1 screw left, is this the Gitt's signature or something ! A HuMP as part of a 24 mile circuit from Breamish valley.

Good condition 19th May 2012  11:11  by mntainman

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

On way to Cushat Law from Hartside

Good condition 25th Feb 2012  13:00  by CJO

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

great views despite, cloud base at 800M.

Good condition 28th Oct 2011  13:30  by Andy West

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

Good condition 30th Oct 2008  12:00  by staggie34

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Same route as last time, with hail, snow, sunshine and everything else really! Returned via Linhope Spout, which was in spate and rather spectacular. Shill Moor is a great viewpoint in summer and winter.


Good condition 4th Aug 2008  00:00  by caroleengel

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

Good condition 6th Jul 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug. Heathery summit: trig between 2 tumuli, S side of fence. From SE, bridleway then quad track leads most of way to summit. Last of the day and almost rain-free. Bit of a parking area just short of Ewartly Shank with 20 moles strung up on the barbed wire.

Good condition 10th May 2008  11:45  by coinea

Gridref: NT 94397 15307   FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S7991 Shill Moor.m

Good condition 10th May 2008  11:28  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 94399 15308   FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th May 1954 costing 55.2s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT72/T91 within the Jedburgh secondary block during 1957. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in September 1978. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ENE. Bagged in conjunction with Wether Cairn. Ample parking on roadend verge at NT977162. Follow track past Alnhammoor then open grazing land from there. Pillar between cairn and wind shelter. Column in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces southwest, compass measurement 233. Vented though NW sight hole. View includes Cheviot, Hedgehope Hill and Wether Cairn.

S7991 - Shill Moor pillar & FB

Good condition 9th May 2006  12:00  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged this on a round trip from Hartside Farm via Alnham Moor, Salters Road, Low Bleakhope, High Bleakhope, High Cantle and Linhope. Trig surrounded by large cairn and is in good condition bar a good lick of paint. Plug is missing but flush bracket is intact. Great views to Hedgehope Hill to north and Wether Cairn to south. Trig is surrounded by good heather covered ground. Best approach is to follow the fence from Salters Road to the south and it leads straight to the trig.

The trig
Summit cairn and trig
Shill Moor from High Cantle

Good condition 14th May 2005  11:00  by p298ronnie

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

Good condition 1st Sep 2002  10:40  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited during a long and hot day on the Cheviot hills. Surrounded by a low wall.

Good condition 24th Jun 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In the middle of a large cairn. Plug missing.

Good condition 12th Aug 1994  07:50  by andyc

FB Number: S7991  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fine viewpoint but intermittent mist today. Fine walk along the old drove road from Ewartly Shank

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