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TP6387 - The Grun
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The GrunNT72/T100NT72T100366658.03600343.69516.0263PILLAR01/06/1957201/06/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2132nd with 67 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.44/10 (from 16 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Apr 2007
Was Last logged: 13th Jan 2021

Of the 16 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 4m
The average error was 3m
The closest was 1m

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The Grun

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S7909 - The Grun
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 13th Jan 2021  12:15  by NJM

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

My second visit, different route. Parked along the A6088 about 500m W of Fellside and took the 'track' shown on 1:25000 map south towards the border ridge. The 'track' is no such thing, and after the first forest section past a wooden gate there is then nothing but about half a mile of harvested wasteland and brash to negotiate, and a sike in full spate to cross that posed an interesting problem in itself. Continued S along a broad firebreak until what was the 'track' can be made out sufficiently to ascend the ridge's headwall at Meadow Cleuch. Once on Carter Fell the track disappears again, but when eventually found again leads to the Border Ridge at point 556m where the Border heads SW and the fence heads SSE. From there it was a snowy slog along the fenceline over the Big Flow to The Grun. Knowing this is the most remote TP in Northumberland means an enormous sense of satisfaction on reaching it, especially in challenging conditions. Views are pretty special too! Not fancying returning via the area of harvested brash we returned to the Border Ridge and then headed NE up to Carter Bar TP and then dropped W to the track (that actually IS a track) that services the radio mast, a route we've used previously, which took us back to the A6088 about 1km E of our starting point.

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Good condition 16th Dec 2020  09:53  by Oldhortus

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

Part of a three trig route from Carter bar. Onto White Crags next. Under sure of the date when visited.

Good condition 27th Sep 2020  11:00  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Carter Bar Trig along the fence lines. Managed to follow sheep tracks and some faint quad tracks through the heather and bogs so not so bad. Wouldn't recommend this trek after any kind of prolonged rain.

Good condition 28th Dec 2019  11:35  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Second pillar on a circular walk taking in Carter Bar, The Grun and White Crags. Followed the fencelines from Carter Bar trig across very boggy ground and into a fierce headwind. Rewarded with no view at the pillar as the cloud was down. Continued to White Crags.

The Grun ©paulxtr

Good condition 25th Sep 2018  12:15  by Borderer

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From the Carter Bar parking area taking in White Crags-The Grun & Carter Bar taking about 5 1/2 hours with the mandatory stops on the way around. Very wet in places but nothing too serious, a very windy but sunny day giving extensive views.

Good condition 15th Jun 2018  16:05  by beckroad

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Our second trig of the day. Walk from White Crag was tough going in terms of peat hags, tussocks and generally non existent tracks or paths. It took us a good 1hr 30mins to walk from prior trig. The views at this location were fantastic. The trig is surrounded by very interesting lichen covered boulders presenting great photo opportunities especially WSW to Deadwater Fell. Our return walk via White Kielder Burn to Blakehope Nick was a 3hour epic. The bridleway was barely visible. Our first experience of footpath was as we entered the forest at nt683985. The Anglers Arms at Kielder was a welcomed refreshment and meal opportunity. We encountered the midge at our departure from this hostelry to the car.

The Grun Looking WSW toward Deadwater Fell.©beckroad

Good condition 9th Apr 2017  10:33  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Carter Bar via Knox Knowe.

Good condition 8th Apr 2017  14:10  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Done on a 20km circuit from Catcleugh dam on the A68. Was a pig to get to. We used the minimalist bridleway which petered out soon after passing the Girdle Stone, then climbed out of White Kielder Burn valley along the side of the plantation to reach the trig. Rough going most of the way with a lot of wet tussocky heather. For the return trip we did the ridge walk round to White Crags trig: turned out to be quicker and less knackering despite the boggy bits, hags and peat gullies to cross. Definitely a trig for dry sunny days like today.

Good condition 23rd Feb 2016  15:56  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Long, tough yomp over swampy moorland to reach, good views once we got there

The Grun takes some grunt! Real slog to get to, but lovely views made it worth while

Good condition 14th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NT 66659 00340   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With Carlin Tooth. From Carter Bar - very rough in places. Not recommended!

Good condition 26th Sep 2015  12:45  by CJO

Gridref: NT 66657 00344   FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

All intact. Out with Dusty. Tough going from White Crags, improved a little once fence line reached with some new stiles on a largly non existant path

The Grun

Good condition 26th Sep 2015  12:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

With CJO. What paths!!!

CJO & pillar
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Slightly damaged 5th Jul 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Top screed cracked, else vgc; metal cap, deep letters. Heathery summit, a few boulders; orienteering clip. 3 trig circuit from Carter Bar road summit in thick mist, although fence makes this one easy to find (W side of fence with a stile just to S).

Good condition 17th May 2008  14:05  by coinea

Gridref: NT 66661 00342   FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S7909 The Grun.m

Good condition 17th May 2008  14:04  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NT 66660 00340   FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 23rd March 1954 costing 48.2s.0d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NT72/T100 within the Jedburgh secondary block during 1957. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in October 1986. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Parked on farm track adjacent to barn, with kind permission of farmer at Chattlehope, NT738028. Endurance testing three trig circuit included White Crags, The Grun and Ellis Crag. Deep heather, plenty bogs, no paths, long peat troughs etc. Flat topped bleak heather clad moor. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented lettering. Flush bracket faces south, compass measurement 191. Vented through front (south) and right (east) sight holes. Panoramic outlook includes Deadwater Fell.

S7909 - The Grun pillar & FB

Good condition 28th Apr 2007  14:10  by andyc

FB Number: S7909  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Did a circuit from Blakehope Nick to White Crags and then here. Returned via Kielderhead valley.

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