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TP6008 - Skitteridge Wood
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S4006
OSGB36 Station :
SK34/T22
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6008
County :
Derbyshire
Nearest town :
DERBY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Skitteridge WoodSK34/T22SK34T022431238.66336851.14111.9194PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1967N0

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There are 51 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 16061st with 143 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.62/10 (from 63 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Jan 1986
Was Last logged: 23rd May 2020

Of the 63 logged visits,
23 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 58092m
The average error was 2549m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Skitteridge Wood
By ted
Skitteridge Wood
By ted
Skitteridge Wood
By ted
Skitteridge Wood TP
By haighr01
Approaching from N
By haighr01
Flush Bracket
By Quadbarrel

©WuzzerL
Mrs TJR at Skitteridge Wood
©thejackrustles
Spider and Plug
©RoPeHe
See 42 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 23rd May 2020  13:56  by THE CYCLIST

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

2nd re-visit. In woods not far from where well signed footpath exits modern housing estate. For the cyclist, you can start from the Pelican crossing and follow a wide tarmac path around the edge of the housing.


Good condition 19th Nov 2019  16:55  by ted

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Tarmac path alongside the modern houses then followed path into the wood. Bagged by torchlight.

Skitteridge Wood trig
Skitteridge Wood trig
Skitteridge Wood trig


Good condition 19th Apr 2019  14:04  by haighr01

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Another Good Friday trig homage. I approached this from the A52 to the N via pleasant field paths. The pillar from this direction is located between the path and the water tower, not easy to spot, but relatively easy to find. A quick David Bellamy impression will get you there. Nice views to the North. Original cap also a bonus.

Approaching from N Trig halfway between water tower and path
Skitteridge Wood TP Original cap on this boy


Good condition 15th Apr 2019  18:57  by Quadbarrel

Gridref: SK 31240 36862   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

2nd of 3 on a 28km run from the city centre. Interesting water tower!

Circular Plate
Flush Bracket
It's in the woods!


Good condition 8th Apr 2019  18:27  by Andy West

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


Good condition 19th Mar 2019  14:00  by robinhood

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

2/6 On way to Derby to see some of da Vinci's drawings. Trig is in woodland near new housing and water tower, easy find. Small pond is nearby. Some views to NW. Next stop art gallery, on show is one of his maps, 'Draining of the Pontine Marshes', 1514. Worra bloke, jack of all trades and master of them all, too.


Good condition 10th Oct 2018  10:30  by chrism

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Oct 2018  14:00  by Crazy

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The new housing estate immediately S has made access even easier. The trig is in woodland just off the field corner close between the FP and watertower. Greened so doesn't stand out but the view N is pretty good and shows you are on a hill top.


Good condition 29th Aug 2018  15:32  by gushoneybun

Gridref: SK 31240 36849   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

That was a pleasant surprise, I had walked past here earlier and not spotted this. On my return I spied the trig so came over. Lots of trees here and the trig is going green with moss which maybe why I missed it earlier. Not the best view but trig is in good order.


Good condition 25th Apr 2018  09:49  by Malcolmm

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

Very easy to access but tricky to spot.


Good condition 25th Mar 2018  15:32  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©WuzzerL


Good condition 7th Oct 2017  17:27  by Hillwalker36

Gridref: SP 30633 78762   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

no views


Good condition 20th Aug 2017  11:30  by Tonyht

Gridref: SK 31238 36863   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Despite being just off the path I walked past it on the way out, and had to look really carefully to get it on the way back. It is starting to turn a bit green, and with all the growth around it, it is starting to blend nicely into the background. Probably a bit easier in Winter.


Good condition 23rd Jan 2017  13:13  by Lost Lad

Gridref: SK 31241 36852   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 22nd Jan 2017  13:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My map didn't show the new housing estate built close to the pillar. The benefit is that there is now a tarmac path to within 20 metres or so of the trig

©Borderer


Not Logged 30th Nov 2016  13:59  by melch

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


Good condition 14th May 2016  08:39  by Triggers

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

in woods at back of Tower just off path

©Triggers


Good condition 7th May 2016  12:27  by CJO

Gridref: SK 31238 36866   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

all intact. in dense thicket.

Skitteridge Wood


Good condition 5th May 2016  17:30  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk up past the water tower, if you knew your way around the housing estate you could have parked much closer

Mrs TJR at Skitteridge Wood ©thejackrustles
Skitteridge Wood Collage


Good condition 12th Nov 2015  13:37  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 31200 36800   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

New tarmac path on edge of housing estate and edge of wood. Several paths into wood giving easy access to trig point.


Good condition 25th Sep 2015  13:42  by Downfaller

Gridref: SK 31237 36853   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Easy parking at the side of Entrance to water tower. A New big property development to the SW of the Water Twr, Walking up a recently grassed area - looks to have been part of development, eventually back into the wood and along to the Pillar. Surprisingly All metal work intact. It looks like the Trig has at some time in the past been within a fenced compound area. Old fencing posts mingling with the mature trees, so it must have been a good while ago.


Good condition 19th Sep 2015  09:00  by Trigger

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

TP6008
TP6008


Good condition 28th Apr 2014  17:00  by PeteBoggs

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

In trees at rear of water tower

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 21st Apr 2014  18:44  by vegibagger

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First time I've stopped off on one of my journeys back from Cheltenham to York to go trigging. Surprising considering I've been doing this journey now for 25 years. fantastic very tall sculptural water tower just to the east

close up slightly distressed central plug ©vegibagger
golden water tower ©vegibagger
across the spider top ©vegibagger


Good condition 9th Mar 2014  09:05  by Pritch227

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parked at the allestree water tower,headed toward skitteridge only to be met by the destroyed mackworth bridge crossing the brook,undeterred i managed to cross it only to be met by a flooded field!finally made it to the trig and felt a little uninspired and deflated by its location.still,a trig is a trig after all!made my way back via markeaton stones

©Pritch227


Good condition 18th Jul 2013  21:16  by tomy tucker

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

had to clear a bit of rubbish to get to the flas bracket


Not Logged 22nd Apr 2013  16:10  by tomytucker

Gridref: SK 31200 36800   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

2nd trig of the day parked on side of road just 2 hundred yards for this onejust inside a small wood coverd in ivy


Good condition 22nd Apr 2013  16:10  by rams

Gridref: SK 31200 36800   FB Number: 4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Apr 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 31242 36852   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 3rd Dec 2011  11:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 31239 36851   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Easy find in trees


Good condition 15th Oct 2011  14:00  by desperate dan

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

A repeat visit from 25 years before. The public footpath was disappearing under heavy plough as I watched. Almost missed it - you wouldn't spot it unless you were looking out for it.


Slightly damaged 28th Sep 2011  15:30  by sam.p8

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Becoming very overgrown. lots of ivy and hidden under branches. short walk from the road


Good condition 23rd May 2011  16:08  by trig-man

Gridref: SK 31239 36855   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 10th Mar 2011  12:40  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 31238 36852   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Should have been part of a walk including Markeaton Hill and Langley Green but I got a call just after I stopped for a bacon sandwich in Mackworth saying my auntís house had burnt down so that put an end to the walk. I called back at the trigpoint by car after viewing the damage.

Skilleridge Wood Poor old Trig in the bottom left.


Good condition 7th Mar 2011  10:30  by pjr

Gridref: SK 31238 36848   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Did this one on my mountain bike.What a sorry state from my last visit.I am thinking of Adopting it and to spend time there with saw and tools maybe some paint as well.


Good condition 30th Jan 2011  12:30  by Eclipse

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Found whilst completing the Wilmot Wander.

Skitteridge Wood ©Eclipse


Damaged 26th Jan 2011  16:30  by mrs moo cow

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

Followed path beside water tower fence. Impossible to spot from that direction due to ivy, fallen branches etc. Lots of brambles to keep kids off now. No new graffiti

Skitteridge Wood ©mrs moo cow


Good condition 4th Jan 2011  11:52  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

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

Run past this 3 or 4 times a week, take in the Wilmot Wander route from Quarndon through to Radbourne Hall


Good condition 20th Apr 2010  19:34  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

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

Went up to this one, and must be a lot fitter than last year, as i managed to trot to this one and then over to TP6409 - The Mountainand back, in less that 1hr from parking at Hulland Village. Again great views across Derbyshire, that's two nice sunny evenings i have had


Good condition 30th May 2009  11:05  by Lathama

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Followed the time-honoured trail alongside the water tower complex and found the pillar sitting forlornly in the wood, gradually being overgrown with ivy. The plug is original with raised letters. There is quite a lot of paint visible plus some red graffiti. There is slight damage to the SW corner of the top face. N/S sightholes open. It has narrowly escaped being submerged by a fallen tree. No views at all.


Good condition 17th May 2009  12:35  by Chris9870

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

This one seems long forgotton. It is now surrounded by vegetation with old tree branches making it really difficult to even touch it. Looks in good condition. Walked up from the left side of the water tower.

Skitteridge Wood
Skitteridge Wood


Good condition 21st Mar 2009  13:10  by Bourne

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked in the layby near the white building below the water tower, followed the fence/footpath upto the top of the hill and found the trig hidden away

Needed to Crawl for this one ©Bourne


Good condition 29th Jun 2008  13:45  by Monkeycopter

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A few ways to reach this one but we took the public footpath. The water tower makes a good beacon for locating.

©Monkeycopter


Good condition 16th May 2008  14:37  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up to this from the road, its was starting to get covered in Ivy and had some grafitti on it. This was visited by Claire and Lily as well.


Good condition 16th May 2008  11:32  by CLM Griffiths

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Walked up to this from the road, its was starting to get covered in Ivy and had some grafitti on it. This was visisted by Claire and Lily as well.


Good condition 1st Dec 2007  14:15  by ted

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

A scruffy bit of woodland behind the water tower; ivy starting to take over. Plug with raised lettering.

Skitteridge Wood trig
Skitteridge Wood FB
Skitteridge Wood top


Good condition 26th Jun 2007  13:51  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Jun 2007  14:00  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 31250 36836   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Followed what was all to obviously the dog walkers track at the side of the water tower enclosure. The trigpoint was on the right of the path just past the water tower. Very overgrown at this time of the year.

Overgrown
Flush Bracket


Good condition 18th Mar 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S4006
S4006
S4006


Good condition 17th Sep 2006  12:10  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We aopproached via the footpath from the south through maize fields - good path though. Pillar looks a bit neglected. Plug with raised lettering.


Good condition 11th Sep 2006  19:15  by asbown

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

easy walk from road with easy car parking, looks like area used for kids den or similar, pillar looks in good condition apart from some graffiti.


Good condition 15th Jul 2006  15:35  by ocean soul

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked beside road.easy walk to pillar near water tower.


Good condition 16th May 2006  15:04  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not sure how this has slipped to slight damage looks ok to me. Again accessed via what seems to be a local dog walkers track next to the water tower complex. Room for at least two cars on the roadside


Slightly damaged 19th Nov 2005  13:56  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SK 31200 36800   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Access from the road ,park near to water tower path up to pillar to the side of compound.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Slightly damaged 1st Oct 2005  17:55  by jameswameek

Gridref: SK 31228 36890   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

In trees, so GPS may be a little off. There is a farm/field access gate adjacent to where the trees start. I just walked straight along the tyre-tracks and when the footpath started into the trees & kept going. Really easy to see it on the RH of the path at the edge of the treeline. Note, you need to go past the tower on your RH side.

DVC4000 DigiVidCam Taken 01/10/05 - Skitteridge Wood. I had to pull some ivy from the plate itself...


Slightly damaged 22nd Jul 2005  14:57  by Keith Stevens

Gridref: SK 31242 36849   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

In a small wood, on a path. A bit grubby, with some red paint, but good condition with original plug. Public

Trig in a wood


Good condition 14th Jul 2005  12:10  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 31200 36900   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Two on the same walk today. In a wood by a watertower.


Slightly damaged 19th Jun 2004  21:15  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 31228 36873   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

In good condition except for graffiti. Spider and Plug are intact. Surrounded by trees, so difficult to get an accurate GPS fix.

Skitteridge Wood pillar In good condition except for graffiti©RoPeHe
Flush Bracket S4006 ©RoPeHe
Spider and Plug ©RoPeHe
Sunset from Skitteridge Wood ©RoPeHe


Slightly damaged 6th Mar 2004  15:33  by lookingmrb&pwb

Gridref: SK 31200 36800   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

used by the local graffiti artists but after that a good and easy bag. go along the side of the field next to the water tower, head through the wood instead of following the field around. you will see it easily.


Good condition 22nd Feb 2004  14:25  by fasgadh

Gridref: SK 31233 36868   FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

By the water tower. The wood is well walked and has a few snowdrops. The pillar is intact and in good shape other than the red graffiti. As I left a tanker left the reservoir complex near by. I was to see this tanker or its mates many times this afternoon.

Skitteridge Wood Note the fence post. The reservoir compound was once much larger.


Slightly damaged 6th Feb 2004  12:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

In a copse behind a raised and covered reservoir and water tower. The trig is in reasonable condition with a strange appearance having at one stage been painted white and then sprayed with red graffitti.

Flush Bracket ©Father Ted
Trig Point
Nearby Watyer Tower


Good condition 9th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; metal cap;graffiti; in wdld 30m W of water twr


Good condition 1st Jan 1986  15:00  by desperate dan

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

Visited some time in mid 80's on training run from central Derby. There are much better places round here to get a good view.



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