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TP6417 - The Ridge
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
The RidgeSJ90/T79SJ90T079388164.64284421.36126.1814PILLAR01/06/1949101/05/1960N0

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There are 15 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 16912th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.37/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Sep 2001
Was Last logged: 19th Jan 2018

Of the 27 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 68m
The average error was 27m
1 was exact

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Trig Point
north from TP6417
By yukin61
south from TP6417
By yukin61
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 19th Jan 2018  12:05  by slateloose

Gridref: SO 88100 84400   FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in estate to north and then through pub carpark to find path into woodland. the map shows no paths but there are several good paths to the trig point. No views.

Good condition 7th Oct 2017  15:42  by elliothale

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

Good condition 7th Aug 2017  11:25  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Last of the day. Easy enough ride down the path from 109m point near Bott's Farm. Its not on the OS map and the one that is there is too far to the west. Not much of a view because of trees. Now to get home and have egg and bacon butty! Only been waiting for it since 5 this morning!

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Trig Point

Good condition 29th Dec 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 88165 84429   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From pub car park to north, FP half way down car park on right - well worn steep trod into wood (SO 883847). Keep to well used wide path thru' wood (bramble-fest otherwise) , climb bank by trig

Good condition 13th Apr 2014  11:25  by yukin61

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

parked to south opposite gate to school, walk about 100m down gibbet lane then followed path north up thro wood - pillar is on the higher ground to the right of the path ... trusty sat nav in pedestrian mode was spot on :) ... no views in woods.

the pillar
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Good condition 16th Feb 2014  11:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SO 88165 84421   FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Not easy to find but in the end ok Parked at pub

Slightly damaged 20th Nov 2012  10:00  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SO 88187 84422   FB Number: S5145  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

damage to the top edge, centre missing, concrete plug. I approched from the north, at the top of the hill A458 a path opposite a five bared gate leads first left then right up the hill, after 100yds go left at a fork, the muddy path keeps just to the right of the ridge. The pillar is just to the right of one of the steep little paths up to the ridge, use a GPS to find the right path.

Good condition 28th Aug 2012  16:00  by heavyhorses

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

It was fun finding this one with a GPS :-)

Not Logged 28th Jun 2011  14:12  by campagvelocet

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

A leisurely hour on foot from Bunker's Hill. Follow the highest ground south from the northern end of the wood and it ought to be easy to find. Unfortunately I came from the south and started searching a little too early and wasted a fair deal of time before finding it. Did a primary school XC race in 1986 which must have passed pretty close to it on the school side.

Good condition 16th Jan 2011  12:00  by arranc

Gridref: SO 88167 84423   FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Aug 2010  16:43  by JimJinks

Gridref: SO 88165 84426   FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Passing by on a Geocache series, no views to speak off.

Good condition 16th Aug 2010  18:50  by RichardM

Gridref: SO 88168 84424   FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 22nd Jan 2010  18:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good condition 31st Jan 2009  10:05  by asbown

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

parked in pub carpark and followed path as below,still trying to hide but not bad this time of year.

Good condition 14th Aug 2008  11:28  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Left bike by school gates. Work in progress at school but no children as holiday. Crossed playing field and stumbled around in wood and undergrowth before finding it when I was beginning to doubt locating it.

Good condition 6th Jan 2008  12:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on pub car park and took ROW up into wood.Finally located with aid of GPS.

Slightly damaged 27th Dec 2007  13:00  by ted

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Plug replaced. Minor damage to top. Urban woodland above Stourbridge.

The Ridge trig
The Ridge trig
The Ridge FB

Good condition 26th May 2007  15:17  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from canal at Stourton. In a littered wood behind a school.

Slightly damaged 8th Nov 2006  15:10  by brighd

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Concrete plug, FB E side, sights burried. Evidence of repairs carried out around the top edge, which have now failed. School must finish at 15:00, but no children making their way here. No views due to vegetation and the brambles may one day claim the trig for their own. As I only use a 1:25,000 map and a compass, I found hunting for this trig very difficult. Did it after estimating a bearing and distance away from the tennis courts.

Good condition 29th Apr 2006  14:30  by desperate dan

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bit tricky to find. Made it here just as Rooney broke his metatarsal.

Good condition 3rd Dec 2005  13:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

I accessed this from the North. The pub has a big car park and there is a path from the south side of the car park up onto the ridge. Glad I had a GPS with me to find it!

Good condition 26th Nov 2005  13:48  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 88100 84400   FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Didnt have GPS number so was a bit hopefull in the wood but stumbled on anyway,seems well used local walking area.Bad parking to the N where the path leaves the road but ok for 20 mins.


Good condition 22nd May 2005  11:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

At the top of the yellow road leading to Bott's Farm there are a big pair of green gates which lead to the playing fields of the school. If these are open you can drive in and park in the car park and make your way to the trig from there. If not, park opposite them and take a variety of paths which lead onto The Ridge as it seems to be used by all the locals for dog walking, horse riding etc. The trig is in the wooded bit opposite the tennis courts. Tarmac plug.

Good condition 21st Apr 2005  16:50  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SO 88167 84426   FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Was going to leave this for a nother day but a delay for my colleague and arriving outside school hours made it a good opportunity. Quite a wierd walk as my father-in-law used to be the head at the school came in from the south side and didn't hang about trig well hidden off the beathen track but a few tell tail tracks give it away. Into birmingham now and a couple of hard earned pints of Fullers ESB

Good condition 5th Jul 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5148  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, resin plug, top of bank at wood/gorse interface

S5148 fb ©peregrinus
S5148 trig ©peregrinus

Slightly damaged 20th Feb 2004  12:30  by Lathama

Gridref: SO 88100 84400   FB Number: S5148  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

The number on the flush bracket doesn't match fasgadh's log. Like him, I took some time to find it as it's well hidden in an area of open-access woodland adjacent to Ridgewood High School - fortunately it's half-term week and so there were no kiddywinks about! The central plug has a concrete replacement and there is some damage to the top corners of the pillar. You can't really see anything from here in any direction and I imagine it would be even harder in summer when the foliage is on the trees. The one thing I really liked about it was that you can park in the carpark of 'The Foresters Arms' and have a pint after your efforts!

Good condition 24th Sep 2001  16:22  by fasgadh

Gridref: SO 88119 84409   FB Number: S5158  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

In a chestnut wood, takes a bit of finding. Trail marked by the litter generated by the nearby school. Obviously a place for a crafty smoke.

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