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TP6506 - Tolldown Resr
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3218
OSGB36 Station :
ST86/14
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6506
County :
Avon
Nearest town :
KEYNSHAM

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Tolldown ResrST86/14ST86S014375191.86177732.01206.2522PILLAR01/06/1944101/02/1950N0REPORT 04/96 TO BE TREED

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There are 47 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 19328th with 1 other trig (more).
Has a mean score of 3.96/10 (from 53 logged visits)
Was First logged: 13th Jun 1981
Was Last logged: 16th Jun 2018

Of the 53 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 69416m
The average error was 4102m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 16th Jun 2018  08:59  by Rick Trig

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

Almost covered in weeds & ivy. Would have had problems finding without my gps.

Covered in ivy


Not Logged 1st Apr 2018  12:32  by Elaine Green

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


Good condition 18th Feb 2018  16:15  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took a few minutes to locate until we realised it was inside the mast boundary. As others have said - a rather ugly spot because of the rubbish (and other stuff!)

Could be lost in the summer!
FB


Good condition 10th Feb 2018  13:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

What an ugly area for this trig. Really unpleasant, with plenty of signs of recent carnal activity. Fortunately, the filthy weather seems to have kept any erstwhile activists indoors, for I saw no one. Glad to shoot down the motorway for some football: Robins 1-0 Stags.


Good condition 21st Sep 2017  14:20  by lackofluke

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Nobody else in the woods today but the evidence of previous visits is still there.


Good condition 9th Jul 2017  13:11  by Bridgeman

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

Hidden and forgotten in woodland belt and by mobile phone mast. Normal peace and quiet of area spoilt by scrambling bike event nearby. Walking a section of the Cotswold Way from Tormarton.

Tolldown Reservoir Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Good condition 17th Jun 2017  08:53  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk up farmers track from lay by. Rather hidden from any views now by trees and mast. Looks like it will be a lovely sunny day for Trig Hunting!

Flush Bracket
Trig Point


Good condition 11th Sep 2016  11:37  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: ST 75199 77734   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Carpark still closed but good layby on A46. Follow Cotswold Way to just over the rise then easy path through the wood to the pillar. No problems


Good condition 28th May 2016  12:10  by slateloose

Gridref: ST 75100 77700   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Didn't read the logs before we went to this one , the car park is now closed and fenced off . Very strange.


Not Logged 24th Apr 2016  12:59  by melch

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


Good condition 23rd Apr 2015  08:40  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 75195 77744   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

G/2M FM Junction 18 bath road on right track to gate into woods easy access, woods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 8th Apr 2015  11:05  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

just into woodland to east of mast enclosure

trig ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger


Good condition 22nd Nov 2014  12:30  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at nearby car park and then walked up gravel path/road to trig. Whilst walking back water board official became a "Jobs Worth" and told us to stick to footpath.

Mr K at Trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 19th Jul 2014  12:30  by Ivanhoe

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walking the Cotswold Way in the thunder & lightning and torrential rain !! Had to look out for the mast to locate it in the woods. Covered in clinging ivy, but seems in good order

Ivy clad pillar


Good condition 26th Dec 2013  14:52  by CJO

Gridref: ST 75200 77725   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

BSM. Cap missing. Next to mast. Picnic site lived up to expectations from previous logs. The Bagging Assistant's Assistant stayed in the car for this one, and on our return had the phone out ready to dial 999 and had set the car alarm off as a deterrent to approachers!

Tolldown Resr


Good condition 6th Dec 2012  11:44  by jonglew

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Located on the E side of a comms compound not shown on my OS 1:25k map. Good parking in a large car park close to the M4 Junct 18. Don't know where all the car owners were - not in the woods as with no foliage there was nowhere to hide without being seen! I walked along the track at the southern edge of the wood (acces to the comms tower) to avoid going through it, having read the comments below. Pillar has a small chip of concrete missing from one the the top corners otherwise is in good condition. Missing plug, the ivy is trying to establish itself, cleared some away. No views as located in woodland.

Pillar TP6506©jonglew
Spider TP6506©jonglew
Slight Damage TP6506©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6506©jonglew


Good condition 6th Oct 2012  10:02  by Lone Walker

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

Visited while walking the Cotswold Way. No views at all and surrounded by scrub. Awkward location beside enclosure fence.


Good condition 24th Aug 2012  17:05  by yukin61

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

best to jump the gate that's in front of you as you turn in towards the car park off the A46, follow the track up to open ground and the pillar can be seen on the east side of the phone mast compound in the trees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRlMdWVUF30

the pillar
north from TP6506 (from open ground just south of pillar)
east from TP6506 (from open ground just south of pillar)
south from TP6506 (from open ground just south of pillar)
west from TP6506 (from open ground just south of pillar)


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  09:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: ST 75192 77732   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Trig in woods next to small building Woods quite! but got some stares when we got back to carpark


Good condition 1st Apr 2012  07:45  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 75186 77735   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slight chipped on corner.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 30th Jan 2012  15:00  by Dart More

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

Took Mrs Dart More with me to make it clear why I wasn't there ! Needn't have worried though, Swampy Sean's cold weather theory held true and there were no other occupants in the wood. Grey and very cold day and trig appears rather forlorn. No centre cap but all other metal work present. Cotswold Way on way in and drive on other side of wood on way out.


Good condition 27th Sep 2011  15:30  by trig-man

Gridref: ST 75193 77729   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Sep 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 75197 77734   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Difficult to spot on E side of mast enclosure. At time of my visit there were 4 men wandering about in a suspicious manner but thankfully no problem as i minded my own business and they minded theirs. Not a plce to linger in and best to keep out of the woods once the trig is bagged.


Good condition 19th Jun 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 26th Apr 2011  13:15  by Rob&Fiona

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Apr 2011  10:05  by Loz&Bib

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


Good condition 9th Jun 2010  18:27  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

OMG - I had read the other logs but to be honest was not convinced, I am now! - what a bizzare place - as previously stated I suggest you avoid going through the woods unless you are at the very least liberal minded, I still can not believe what i saw! - Anyway back to the pillar, located next to mast compound - good condition - no views (well not that i dare mention)


Good condition 30th Apr 2010  10:15  by Dusty

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Had not read the previous logs so the state of the woodland came as some surprise to me. I soon realised what sort of place I was walking through and my leisurely stroll became a very brisk jog.

Trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 21st Dec 2009  11:37  by swampysean

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We went in the snow and this seemed to keep most of the young men out of the forest and they must have been doing their thing in warmer places!! Visit in the snow!


Good condition 21st Dec 2009  11:37  by craftinessa

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Go in the snow, it was -1.5. This seemed to keep people out of the wood and we didn't encounter many of problems previous visitors have had.

Tolldown Resr
Tolldown Resr


Good condition 6th Dec 2009  11:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 24th Jan 2009  15:30  by Mrs Blorenge

Gridref: ST 75190 77728   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well... this was interesting. We rarely log trig points but as we were doing the nearby geocache I said to MrB, "Let's just walk up the footpath and visit the trig, as it is so nearby..." If I had read the other logs beforehand we probably would have given this one a miss! I think everyone else has given the general picture of what this bit of woodland is used for, so there is no need for me to elaborate - I think it was one of those times when MrB was probably quite grateful to have me with him ;-)

MrsB with trig


Good condition 5th Sep 2008  19:45  by Trigger

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 23rd Aug 2008  15:59  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

To concur with others - unless you are broad minded don't come here. Skirt the edge of the woodland looking away on your way to the trig - and carry a map. Keep your camera hidden! I steered clear of the inner woodland due to warnings here, but still saw too much as I walked along the footpath! Do not walk here with children!!!! 206m Me

Not much room and no time - quick snap and run away! For God\'s sake be careful what is in the background if you take a pic here!


Not Logged 29th Dec 2007  19:02  by captain gore-tex

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 0/10

horrid squalid spot, do not go there alone

boys on top ©captain gore-tex


Good condition 26th Nov 2007  14:32  by tom

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The pillar is sited between a stone wall and the fence of an aerial compound within a small strip of woodland next to the Cotswold Way. It has no plug or cap and has FB BsM 3218. There is no view from the pillar due to the woods. All that can be seen north of the woods is the hill rising the other side of the M4. The woods were littered by discarded rubbish, several loitering men and possibly the evidence of some of their past shenanigans; not a pleasant spot to bring the family.


Good condition 6th Nov 2007  11:15  by PHMB

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Situated at end of track just outside mast compound and close to/in the wood. Views must have once been good as you can see area from way off coming east on M4. Reservoir is a little way off across field. BSM style FB, plug missing hole unfilled.


Good condition 29th Oct 2007  14:11  by seanmac

Gridref: ST 75196 77732   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This place is full of gay men having or looking for sex. Don't go through the woods follow the path at the side until you reach the mast

GPS Readings


Good condition 26th Oct 2007  11:37  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 3rd May 2007  13:40  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

surrounded by trees and masts and other equipment, no sightings of the map making kind will be seen here.


Good condition 12th Apr 2007  14:40  by DesG

Gridref: ST 75196 77734   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up the track at the side of the wood and found the trig easily next to the phone mast, there were a couple of guys working in one of the cabins but they didn't see what I was up to.

©DesG
©DesG


Good condition 27th Jan 2007  12:15  by Hartryggers

Gridref: ST 75192 77732   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Parked in the Picnic Area Car Park, which was surprisingly full. This is not a place for the faint hearted, don't think all these chaps were looking for flash sorry flush brackets!!




Good condition 1st Apr 2006  16:54  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 75190 77730   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Judging by what i saw on the ground in the wood and the surprising amount of single men sat in cars at the parking spot this would appear a popular spot with a certain section of the populus!Quick in and out was in order ..er...or maybe not .....Located just outside small compound.(Just read mickandshane s log ,glad i am not the only one to notice !)

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 1st Apr 2006  14:25  by macroderma

Gridref: SU 44608 77868   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Cottaging central. Plug missing, no view to speak of

Pillar
Cap[missing]


Good condition 9th Oct 2005  15:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked at the carpark on the A46 which give access toi the Cotswold Way. The carpark and the adjoining bit of woodland seemed to be full of single blokes wandering about, or perhaps I'm just being homophobic. I tried not to bend down to read the FB no though! Plug missing.


Good condition 12th May 2005  19:26  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

everything already said


Good condition 15th Apr 2005  11:00  by Lathama

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Thinking it to be in the reservoir complex, I spent a lot of time wandering around trying to find it. Wrong again! I eventually located it adjacent to the mobile phone mast on the edge of a woodland just off the Cotswold Way. The flush bracket is one of those with the S between the B and the M. The plug is missing, otherwise it's OK. No paint. All sightholes open. No views from here at all.


Damaged 22nd Feb 2004  14:15  by martin

Gridref: ST 75100 77700   FB Number: S3218  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Trigpoint hidden in woods just off Cotswold Way. Top Bracket missing


Good condition 8th Nov 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; no cap or plug; edge of wood just outside mast compound


Good condition 8th Oct 2003  11:00  by maurice

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Good condition 3rd Jan 1995  00:00  by widget

Gridref: ST 75200 77700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Stopped on way home fm Mother-in-law's. Access "Strictly Private" but easy & next to Cotswold Way. Long view to West.


Good condition 11th Aug 1991  14:30  by arranc

Gridref: ST 75200 77700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 13th Jun 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3218  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

White pillar in long grass next to wood at Dodington Ash.



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