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TP6291 - Swyre Head
 
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Flush Bracket :
S2578
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/T138
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6291
County :
Dorset
Nearest town :
CORFE CASTLE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Swyre HeadSU31/T138SU31T138393372.4778552.05203.2893PILLAR01/06/1942101/10/1951N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 952nd with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.89/10 (from 98 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th May 1996
Was Last found intact: 20th May 2019
Was Last logged: 23rd May 2019

Of the 98 logged visits,
22 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 50702m
The average error was 2341m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 23rd May 2019  11:14  by emma&rich

Gridref: SY 93374 78551   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10


Good condition 20th May 2019  09:34  by Nick Pulsford

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


Good condition 31st Mar 2019  18:08  by rams

Gridref: SY 93300 78500   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

3rd trig today long walk to get this one but worth it, weather still good,superb views then long walk back to coffee castle for bus back to bournmouth

©rams
©rams


Good condition 5th Mar 2019  14:43  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

15 mile walk along the SWCP from Swanage for Moonwalk training. At least a) there are no hills, mud or stiles in London, b) the rain held off for me (although very misty at the trig), and c) rescued by the Old Man at the end and taken for a welcome restorative pint in the Scott Arms in Kingston. As previous logger, the Army were burning through a shedload of ammo today. Trig is in excellent condition, metal cap (shallow letters), east s/hole open.


Good condition 25th Oct 2018  12:20  by mountainwanderer

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Sheep Pen car park SY943793 and easy walk along bridle way. Good view to Kimmeridge Bay and Clavell Tower. Heard firing from nearby MOD range

©mountainwanderer


Good condition 5th Oct 2018  09:55  by Noggin the Nog

Gridref: SY 93372 78552   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 7th Sep 2018  16:07  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SY 93373 78551   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice short stroll form the carpark to the NE, some great views, Pillar good condition, located in the same field as the ROW.


Not Logged 3rd Aug 2018  15:00  by Two Dogs and an Awning

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Bagged on a 11 mile circuit on the Purbecks as part of my walk 2,018 miles challenge.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Good condition 3rd Jul 2018  17:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Sheep Pens car park on the Encombe Estate.took the path to the trig . Lovely views all the way on a sunny day.


Good condition 21st May 2018  11:49  by samwise

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 16th Mar 2018  15:20  by Roger Peaple

Gridref: SY 93300 78500   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Beautiful spot for a Trig!


Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  15:33  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A lovely walk with Paul to this one.


Good condition 31st Mar 2017  14:00  by duncancourts

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:44  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 19th Jan 2017  14:30  by lejogger

Gridref: SY 93300 78500   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A gorgeous day, I swyre ©lejogger


Good condition 1st Nov 2016  17:13  by Sharon Merchant

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Sharon Merchant


Good condition 4th Jun 2016  11:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SY 93400 78550   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy to find and access. Great views from Portland to Isle of Wight on a nice clear day. Previously visited on 15 Sep 2010


Good condition 28th May 2016  18:30  by Pete the Trig Hunter

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Glorious. Lovely walk up to it and then stunning coastal views. Close to being a favourite.


Not Logged 7th May 2016  13:58  by SooJay

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


Good condition 15th Mar 2016  15:04  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SY 93400 78600   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at Sheep Pens Car Park on minor road to west of Kingston. Followed the well marked path to the trig. summit of hill (3m higher) is 80m and South





Good condition 29th Feb 2016  10:05  by g4wsb

Gridref: SY 93378 78556   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycle up from car park, lot of work on stone walls around.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 14th Oct 2015  00:00  by Bramley

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


Not Logged 13th Sep 2015  11:21  by meandmymum

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Parked at Sheep Pens Car Park on minor road to west of Kingston. Weather much better than forecast meant we had great views from the top.


Good condition 30th Jul 2015  12:33  by gez

Gridref: SY 93376 78559   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited during a good walk


Not Logged 29th Jun 2015  12:00  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 17th Sep 2014  14:51  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Had walked from Kimmeridge via Steeple, Creech Barrow Hill, Knowle Hill, Corfe Castle and Houns-tout. Hazy views but fine late summer weather.(also visited 18/08/1989).

Swyre Head Trig point ©Bridgeman
Swyre Head Trig point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 9th Sep 2014  12:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

My third pillar today on this circular walk from Corfe Castle, and it remains in good condition with cap in place, and just the eastern sight hole open. Wonderful September day with the hedgerows full of scrummy blackberries (my musical accompaniment on the drive home just had to include Hermann Hesse/Richard Strauss's September as sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf) - perfect end to a perfect day.


Good condition 12th Aug 2014  16:56  by Lost Lad

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Left the car in Orchard Hill car park about 1 mile west of Kingston. Followed obvious bridleway SW up through a field full of the noisiest sheep I have ever heard and then along the southern edge of Polar Wood. Bridleway continues along top of the escarpment to a tumulus. Pillar is about 100m NNW of the tumulus close to a stone wall. Pillar is in good condition and still has original metal cap with indented lettering. Lots of circular patches of white lichen (?) on the stonework. Good views west along the coast towards Kimmeridge Bay and Clavell Tower.

Swyre Head looking towards Kimmeridge Bay and Clavell Tower©Lost Lad
Swyre Head ©Lost Lad


Good condition 10th Jul 2014  08:06  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 29th Mar 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SY 93375 78560   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Mar 2014  15:00  by philandsam

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to find, by wall 100m or so before viewpoint.

©philandsam


Good condition 1st Nov 2013  10:49  by hdke

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


Good condition 17th Sep 2013  13:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mrs Dusty suffering with bad cold so left her in car. As I reached pillar I was caught in torrential downpour which left me soaked to the skin. Mrs Dusty laughed and laughed!

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 5th Aug 2013  07:08  by evsbaggsy

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 12th Jul 2013  07:30  by m13751

Gridref: SY 93300 78500   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

special detour for this one but well worth for the view,and a memorial bench to 2 crash aircrafts crew


Good condition 4th May 2012  15:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Annual visit - this time on a circular walk from Kimmeridge, along the Coast Path, up a very steep bank and back along the ridge; v muddy! As elsewhere, poor bluebells in Polar Wood this year. Trig has E s/hole open, but otherwise vgc, metal cap indented letters.


Not Logged 4th Apr 2012  13:18  by panniers

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




Good condition 7th Aug 2011  18:45  by Griggsy

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Kingston via Kimmeridge

©Griggsy


Good condition 28th Apr 2011  17:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Annual return visit. Still in good condition, and great day so excellent views. Bluebells and wild garlic in Polar Wood were spectacular, a lot earlier this year due to the recent hot weather.


Good condition 10th Apr 2011  12:05  by splash

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views out to sea. Cracking day out.


Good condition 13th Mar 2011  16:45  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SY 93370 78550   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk from parking to the NE. Pillar good.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 3rd Nov 2010  10:51  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SY 93376 78561   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Swyre Head Trig, about 100m from (man-made?) summit.
Swyre Head Location and OS cap with lightly indented letters.
Swyre Head The FB.


Good condition 9th Oct 2010  14:00  by bowlesy

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


Good condition 31st Aug 2010  14:52  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Rode up the bridleway and enjoyed the super views.


Good condition 11th Jul 2010  10:01  by jonglew

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Some good views to the west to be had from here. Large tumulus near the trig pillar, trig in good condition. We did a shortish walk out from Kingston to Swyre Head, then dropped down to the coast path, followed that east to the top of Houns-tout Cliff, then back to Kingston. Made a nice 5 mile circular walk.


Not Logged 24th May 2010  17:40  by natterjacktoad

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

Found whilst geocaching

©natterjacktoad


Good condition 30th Apr 2010  16:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

With the Old Man and Sis#1 on a gloriously sunny afternoon so excellent views up and down the coast. Been here on the same date several times over the years - bluebells in Polar Woods to the north much later this year. (PS if you walk from the road its an easy stroll!)


Good condition 26th Apr 2010  17:45  by Lathama

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

On a perfect evening the views along the Dorset coast don't come any better than this! I remember it as being a real snorter of a climb back in the 1970's leading the school sixth form party - and it hasn't got any easier 26 years later! The plug is original with slightly indented letters. Lovely white lichen coatings over the pillar. East/West sightholes open; base exposed about 9" all round. This is a great spot and worth every grunt and groan to climb it!


Good condition 31st Jan 2010  16:56  by g4wsb

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice afternoon great views.G/SC-012

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 17th Nov 2009  16:30  by asbown

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

nice walk up the footpath from the car park,getting dark as i got to the trig but the views still fantastic.


Good condition 7th Nov 2009  14:35  by cherrybear143

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

Great views, got dark very quickly and had to walk very fast home!


Good condition 20th Oct 2009  17:14  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SY 93377 78547   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent views of the Dorset coast. Pillar in good condition with metal cap


Good condition 30th Sep 2009  16:15  by G4OWG

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Excellent views


Good condition 1st May 2009  16:30  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Annual visit to see the bluebells. Once again glorious weather and views.


Good condition 27th Dec 2008  14:23  by pawsnus

Gridref: SY 93300 78500   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 16th Sep 2008  07:26  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good views even at this early hour.


Good condition 25th Aug 2008  01:50  by Trigger

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Aug 2008  13:35  by RoPeHe

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar in good condition, complete with all metalwork. Not at the highest point, which is the tumulus nearby, but still excellent views.


Good condition 26th Jul 2008  15:32  by vegibagger

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

with Jamie


Good condition 11th Jul 2008  15:25  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SY 93400 78600   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from disused Quarry car park. A very pleasant walk along the clifftops, good views only spoiled slightly by haze over the sea. Passed through "Heavens Gate" on the way up and down!



Good condition 11th Jun 2008  11:55  by ocean soul

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from car park near Kimmeridge Farm.Excellent views in all directions.


Good condition 23rd Nov 2007  10:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Enroute on a round walk starting at Kingston and on to Kimmeridge. Very good views in this area some though just a little way from trig. Retains plug, indented lettering.


Good condition 23rd Oct 2007  13:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second Marilyn on a lovely autumnal day, 1 mile gentle walk from car park. Great views of Encombe valley and coast line.


Good condition 23rd Sep 2007  16:20  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Another good Dorset coast trig point.

Swyre Head Trig Point
Swyre Head Trig Point flush bracket


Good condition 13th Aug 2007  18:20  by raypool

Gridref: SY 93376 78559   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 5th Aug 2007  10:00  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: SY 93370 27850   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

After a rather restless night camping (screaming children in nearby tent), Craig and I drove closer to this warm-up trig to wake us up. Located right next to a known viewpoint, from which you could see for miles east and west along the Dorset coastline, including the point of our previous days trig at St Albans Head. There is a nearby mound on which we sat and took a few scenery pictures.


Good condition 4th Aug 2007  14:43  by Andrew hunt

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

out cycling with a friend no planing when we came across this one.

Me, My bike and trigpoint ©Andrew hunt


Good condition 23rd Jul 2007  21:14  by The Wilkerson Family

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Found whilst out geocaching in the area.

View from the area©The Wilkerson Family
View from the area


Good condition 15th Jul 2007  09:10  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fantastic coastal views and a good walk to this trig whilst Geocaching in the area.

Swyre Head Trig ©The Moor We Hunt...
Flush Bracket ©The Moor We Hunt...


Good condition 12th Apr 2007  18:38  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Very hazy views


Good condition 12th Apr 2007  13:45  by maurice

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

8/10 for views on a clear day. Enough visible today to decide.


Good condition 31st Mar 2007  15:40  by Dorsetgal & GeoDog

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Dorsetgal & GeoDog


Good condition 17th Feb 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters, 200m N of tumulus, fine views, although a little hazy today. Popular walk.


Good condition 23rd Sep 2006  13:35  by Tikal

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th May 2006  10:30  by ~bob~

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good weather, so fantastic views in all directions.


Good condition 30th Dec 2005  22:48  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

really misty early morning - so misty i couldn't even see the tumulus that is the high point from the trig - nearly left without going up it.


the view


Good condition 13th Nov 2005  15:00  by pineapple

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 17th Sep 2005  08:42  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: SY 93375 78558   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited while on a 20km circular walk in glorious weather, hunting 4 geocaches. Swyre Head is a fantastic location with grand views - highly recommended!

Swyre Head column and Poole Harbour


Good condition 17th Aug 2005  17:07  by pieces_of_8

FB Number: 2578  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fantastic view


Not Logged 16th Aug 2005  16:00  by Leoness

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 11th Aug 2005  13:18  by Simply B

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

Another lovely walk and wonderful views on my second sunny afternoon in Poole. Midday heat tempered by the refreshing breeze - I bet it's bracing in winter! Met lots of sheep in the first field, and a herd of black cows hogging the entire path in the second. Visited this trig while doing the Swyre Head geocache, and then set off to complete the Purbeck Triple next.


Good condition 27th Mar 2005  15:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Kingston not realising there was a car park at the end of the lane. Never mind - a nice stroll up this Marilyn though some sea mist meant the views were not great.

Swyre Head Flush Bracket


Good condition 27th Feb 2005  11:30  by nobby.nobbs

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

lovely views worth the trip just for that.


Good condition 31st Jan 2005  16:20  by Al & Tracy Smith

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Outstanding views of the coast line


Good condition 25th Apr 2004  11:26  by cavinguk

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


Good condition 2nd Feb 2004  12:41  by Managra

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 31st Aug 2003  14:00  by Hi-Tek

Gridref: SY 93373 78548   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found this one while on Holiday in Dorset. It's near to a Geocache. GPS gave N50 36.397 W002 05.700 & 676ft.


Good condition 19th Jul 2003  14:00  by kevjtrig

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

Another glorious location on the Dorset Coast.


View East (from nearby) to St Aldhelm's Head.
View West to Kimmeridge Bay and Clavell Tower.


Good condition 17th Jun 2003  10:00  by rcwiow

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic views along the coast both East and West


Good condition 2nd May 2003  14:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Never been blown over on a walk before! From here on a circular walk to Kimmeridge in sunshine but a howling gate which the windsurfers were enjoying rather more than us. We were exceptionally cautious walking back along the coast path!


Not Logged 22nd Feb 2003  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 7th Jun 2001  17:48  by fasgadh

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

A dubious marilyn.. the extra height is due to the tumulus. Great views!

Swyre Head ©fasgadh


Good condition 19th Oct 1999  12:00  by iainmac

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



Good condition 21st Sep 1999  15:34  by vegibagger

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


Good condition 19th Sep 1999  15:10  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 5th Jun 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug with heavily indented lettering.


Good condition 25th Oct 1998  14:24  by arranc

Gridref: SY 93400 78400   FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

grassed over reservoir is certainly 10' higher. good views all along the coast - nine barrow down, pubeck, portland bill, corfe castle,etc


Good condition 6th May 1996  00:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First of many visits, Bank Holiday Monday of our annual Studland outing. Bizarrely, the second occasion we arrived at a pub for lunch to find it had burned down (in this case, the New Inn in Church Knowle). It was then a long walk to the pub in Kingston!



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