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TP6347 - The Alps
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The AlpsSD47/T49SD47T049329750.64480815.99163.7813PILLAR01/06/1950101/06/1972N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1123rd with 32 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.83/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Apr 1982
Was Last logged: 11th Apr 2019

Of the 30 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 53m
The average error was 12m
1 was exact

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Good condition 11th Apr 2019  14:22  by g6lkb

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A bit difficult to park on narrow roads but pleasant easy walk to trig. Also doing amateur radio from trig.

m6lkb/p ©g6lkb

Good condition 12th Dec 2018  09:01  by jonglew

Gridref: SD 29751 80820   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From the N, on a mapped farm track initially, then across sheep pasture, with a stone wall to negotiate near the top. Pillar retains an original centre cap, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Adoption plate on LHS face. Good panoramic views.

Pillar TP6347©jonglew
Spider TP6347©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6347©jonglew
Adoption Plate TP6347©jonglew

Good condition 4th Nov 2018  11:29  by Pritch227

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

awesome!!over 1 wooden gate and a wall straight to the summit


Good condition 4th Nov 2018  11:29  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

amazing views


Good condition 18th May 2017  14:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from the north after parking just passed the third of three gates close together.

Good condition 26th Mar 2017  17:18  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked to NW. Must be a contender for the most inappropriately named pillar. Great view of the Coniston Fells.

The Alps ©paulxtr

Good condition 10th Nov 2016  13:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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Not Logged 28th Aug 2016  17:15  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Another consolation trig walk. In Ulverston area to walk out to Chapel Island in the estuary, but the walk was cancelled due to recent heavy rainfall scouring out the channels. So next best thing was to get a superb view of the Leven Estuary from 'The Alps' .Is the name official or just a nickname? As we enjoyed the sunny views out to sea, a nasty shower crept up behind us from the Coniston fells and gave us a soaking

Good condition 10th Apr 2016  15:16  by manonabike

Gridref: SD 29754 80814   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Girty's Gate (SD2941581108) gated access throughout to pillar

Good condition 7th Mar 2016  12:00  by Moacky

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Cracking day, cracking view. This is possible without climbing any walls. Go through/over GIRTy's gate (see below) Head up and right across the field to corner - another gate. Up and left to corner - another gate. Up to trig.

Snow on the distant Howgills.©Moacky

Good condition 9th May 2015  16:37  by GIRTy

Gridref: SD 29753 80817   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

If going up from NW, make sure you go through the wooden gate next to the road.I went up the wrong field and ended up with more hurdles than the Grand National!

The Alps Montage ©GIRTy
The right gate. ©GIRTy
The right gate, seen from the road. ©GIRTy

Good condition 16th Apr 2015  15:19  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SD 29751 80819   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

OS cap in place, shallow indented letters. Large plaque on side.

The Alps The TP.
The Alps The FB.
The Alps Plaque.

Good condition 4th Apr 2015  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Lovely views in all directions.

Good condition 15th Aug 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 29754 80815   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Apr 2014  13:29  by painterman61

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy walk from road to north, plaque attached original cap/plug sunny great alpine views!

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Good condition 8th Aug 2013  15:33  by tracycollins100

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Metal plague says "This Trig Pillar has been adopted by Chorley U3A and is dated 23 11 1993

Good condition 28th Jun 2013  18:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 29751 80816   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views short walk from road

Good condition 15th Oct 2012  20:17  by PeteBoggs

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

Short trespass - excellent views


Good condition 4th Aug 2012  09:00  by Trigger

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


Good condition 1st Oct 2011  13:40  by ted

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Up from road to N; one well-built wall to cross. One sighting hole open, plug intact; plaque. The yellow FB-painter hasn't got to this one yet. Warm and hazy; tortoiseshells flitting about.

The Alps trig
The Alps FB
The Alps top

Good condition 16th Jun 2011  11:36  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 29752 80813   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed April 1949 costing 7.0s.5d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SD47/T49 in 1950. Levelled for height in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in November 1976. SITE VISIT: Parked west side of road just south of crossroads at SD293810. Followed road to NE then hopped over at second boundary fence on right and straight line SE to top. Pillar in good condition. Adoption plate (Chorley U3A) on NE face of pillar. Spider retains OS centre cap with shallow engraved letters. Flush bracket faces 303 (NW), away from fence. Vented through SE sight hole. Full 360 panorama.

S5378 - The Alps & GRP
S5378 - The Alps pillar & FB

Good condition 8th Jun 2009  14:35  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 3rd Oct 2008  12:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 12th Mar 2008  15:25  by seanmac

Gridref: SD 29752 80819   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Tresspassy in the extreme. There are a couple of fences to keep the sheep in as the land is only suitable for grazing. The views are breathtaking especially over Morecombe Bay. Chris Bombington's TP7454 is very close but didn't have time to visit it

The View The view north east towards Windermere and Coniston

Good condition 8th Jul 2007  12:25  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SD 29800 80800   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked by Bowstead Gates NW of the trig close to pylons. walked up throuh two fields trig on top of the hill. Trig has been adopted by Chorley U3A

Good condition 12th May 2007  10:10  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 29700 80800   FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Same way up as mickandshane,good views

Alps Trig & inserts FB Plug and Plaque
Hoad Monument to the left of Trig

Good condition 10th Jul 2006  15:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We (Jim and I - Shane decided to sit this one out) approached from the north west via the field with the pylon in it. Rough pasture with one wall to climb over. Good views. Plaque saying that the Pillar has been adopted by Chorley University of the Third Age on November 23rd 1993. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 2nd May 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 11th Oct 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; metal cap shallow letters; W of wall & N of fence; adopted 1993 by Chorley U3A - Access:from gate to N in darkness; 2 awkward wall xings

Good condition 28th Apr 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5378  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plain pillar on grassy, rocky top.

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