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TP6375 - The Dodd
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The DoddNT72/T99NT72T099373509.47592542.26353.5683PILLAR01/06/1957201/06/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4449th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.73/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Aug 2004
Was Last logged: 16th Oct 2019

Of the 15 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 42m
The average error was 10m
1 was exact

beckroad beckroad caroleengel caroleengel Just-us-Two Just-us-Two Clochandighter Clochandighter coinea coinea The Dodd The Dodd [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 16th Oct 2019  17:10  by beckroad

Gridref: NY 73500 92500   FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at Black Middens. Following previous trig bagger descriptions it still took us 2hours, from Highfield Hope return, to reach this pillar. We zig-zagged all over the place in the forest clearing. The trig is covered in black algae and spider is intact. For the mushroom enthusiast a perfect time of year to record lots of fungi underneath the trees. Route description. Make for the deer fence at ny739912 and follow this fence. Don't choose the track. On arriving at corner of deer fence follow a compass bearing 344 degrees,through a fire break. A well earned pint at the Holly Bush Inn to celebrate a rather difficult pillar. No views but score goes up regarding personal challenge and endeavour.

Deer Fence Corner of Deer Fence looking SE©beckroad
Black algae Looking SSE©beckroad
Approach to The Dodd Remnants of an old fence. Looking NNW.©beckroad
Fungi Common Puffball©beckroad

Good condition 24th May 2019  13:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Checked on my Landranger map and there appeared to be a clearing leading to the pillar from the WSW but on the ground there was no evidence of it. After thrashing around for 20 minutes gave up and followed the forestry track round to a point almost immediately north of the pillar. I managed to find a route through with some difficultly to a point a hundred metres or so from the trig where it opened out with an old deer fence on the right. This ones only going to get more difficult as the trees mature and may even be impossible to get to. Got back to the track with lots of cuts to my face and arms.


Good condition 9th Jan 2019  12:31  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up from Black Middens car park and more or less followed the previous loggers path. The "new" fence must be at least 5 years old and although not as rough as some have suggested it is not a walk in the park. No views at the top but it's another Northumberland trig ticked off.

Good condition 29th Apr 2018  12:45  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Having read all the previous logs (several times) I'd decided to leave myself a full day to do this one as I don't have GPS and it was obviously going to be a proper challenge. So it is with a slight sense of disappointment to report this was among the more straight forward TP's I've bagged! Accidently-on-purpose missed the FC sign by the bridge at Waterhead over the Tarset Burn that says "No Unauthorised Vehicles" and drove up past Highfield Farm and up to Highfield Hope, cutting out at least 30 minutes of forest track trudge, and parked at the junction with a short dead end track that heads off NNE. The forest has been cleared back all the way up to the 300m contour, and well cleared too - no piles of brash or uprooted stumps to fight through, just followed a new looking wire fence N then NNW to where it turns back SW, walked W about 100m then NNW straight up the very visible and clear firebreak directly to the TP at the top. On the return journey there are decent views S and SE down the firebreak, still no views from the TP itself. The Dodd was, ahem, a doodle!

View North
View East
View South with Rosie
View West

Good condition 30th Dec 2017  14:31  by paulxtr

FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Black Middens car park. Took sheepsocks' advice and followed the boggy ride from SSE both in and out. Not an easy route by any means but probably the least worst option. No view from pillar. Score reflects effort required.

The Dodd ©paulxtr

Good condition 29th Apr 2017  08:36  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM026 The Dodd. This is a toughie. Good forest tracks to within 1km and then you're on your own, we found a few tracks and firebreaks but ended up through 500m of dense conifer with lots of deep mud and water filled holes, seemed to take an age to get to the trigpoint and I gave it a big hug 🤗 - I was sooooo happy to see it! Probably one of the hardest YOSMs so far, apart from the Ben of course!

The Dodd and YOSM baggers ©thejackrustles
The Dodd being hugged ©thejackrustles
The Dodd collage

Good condition 14th Dec 2016  12:00  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Walked the 5km from Black Middens (such an attractive name!) carpark at 772899 using caroleengel's route. It was too wet to use the drainage ditch so we just did the last bit by compass/GPS pushing through interlocking small wet spikey conifers. Saturated tussocky bog underfoot. Returned via the wet tussocky ride running SSE from the trig, and followed the deer fence at the bottom eastwards to hit the track at 740913. This was quicker than the ascent route and avoided another battle with almost impenetrable conifers. A trig only for obsessives and completists. No worthwhile views en route or at trig, unless you enjoy 10km of conifer appreciation.

Good condition 4th Oct 2016  12:25  by offpiste

FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Followed route used by caroleangel. Cycled to end of track and then along the drainage ditch be prepared to get wet feet. The last 30m was through very thick small trees but came out on the ride close to the trig point. Not much of a view apart from in direction of ride

drainage channel just 10m behind wood gate ©offpiste
drainage channel ©offpiste

Good condition 1st Sep 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 73507 92539   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From BW to SE. From end of mapped track at NY731923, half right (NE) over open area of tussocks to wooden structure at NY 7315 9234. Thru' trees short distance to pick up drainage channel at NY 7317 9234. Follow, forking left at NY 7347 9252, to battle final few meters thru' trees. MUCH easier than the tussocky ride. Drainage channel shows up well on Google earth

Good condition 21st Oct 2015  11:30  by Moacky

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

Visited as part of completing various geocache grids, and all four of the Obsessive Cacher Challenge series, in one long day. Cycled as far as I could, then rough going up firebreaks and over brash.


Good condition 18th Aug 2015  14:00  by We TRye hard

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

Took the track by bike to near the Trigpoint then tried bashing through the woods - if anybody follows - do not go this way! I would advise sticking to the firebreaks.


Good condition 17th Nov 2013  15:20  by Just-us-Two

Gridref: NY 73508 92541   FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views of about a million trees from here. Very rough terrain to get to this one.


Good condition 16th Jul 2008  20:30  by coinea

Gridref: NY 73511 92541   FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S8064 The Dodd.m

Good condition 16th Jul 2008  20:11  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 73509 92542   FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th December 1954 costing 18.11.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT72/T99 during 1957. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in August 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Mapped parking at Black Middens. Followed road then public bridleway towards Highfield. Then tried to follow forest breaks as shown on 1:25K, challenging terrain, accidently took an extra long route to trig resulting in a roasting from my companion. The old fence to the SW of the trig is now wireless. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented lettering. Flush bracket faces SSE, compass measurement 165. Vented through west sight hole. No view.

S8064 - The Dodd pillar & FB
S8064 - The Dodd beside the wireless fence
S8064 - The Dodd & GRP

Good condition 29th Aug 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8064  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letrs, NE side of awkward deer fence, edge of felled area - Access:discouraged but can drive, OK track, to within 1km of trig, then awkward felled area

S8064 fb ©peregrinus
S8064 top ©peregrinus
S8064 trig ©peregrinus

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