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TP6551 - Tow Scar
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S5397
OSGB36 Station :
SD47/T48
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6551
County :
North Yorkshire
Nearest town :
CARNFORTH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Tow ScarSD47/T48SD47T048368468.80476002.50383.1333PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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There are 84 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1019th with 39 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.84/10 (from 77 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Apr 1982
Was Last found intact: 22nd Apr 2018
Was Last logged: 7th May 2018

Of the 77 logged visits,
22 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 69m
The average error was 13m
2 were exact

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yorkshirenige slateloose arranc Keefley pendlelill zephyrus martinc coinea Clochandighter chrisbombington Mickandkim The Flyer Analoguesat caroleengel dogwalking Hands Sandgrownun Loz&Bib sykesfamily srichy20 Clanfield Rambler manonabike Tow Scar [Zoom In/Out] [Show Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 7th May 2018  21:17  by Trighappytreen

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


Good condition 22nd Apr 2018  09:32  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First of 3 trigs on a 13.7 mile hike via Tow Scar, Gragareth Fell and Crag Hill. Rainy, cloudy and submerged in low cloud on the return journey.

Tow Scar Trig ©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 13th Mar 2018  14:05  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5397   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked by gate to disused quarries on Kingsdale Road then on more open gate before gaining trig.


Good condition 7th May 2017  08:43  by AndyBingley

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

16 mile walk including 4 trigs. This was the first. A beautiful day with superb views including the wonderful profile of Ingleborough, Morecambe bay, the Bowland fells




Good condition 2nd May 2017  13:40  by Hands

Gridref: SD 68469 76005   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked by gate to disused quarries on Kingsdale Road , followed track towards Trig which is situated on a grazing top with some limestone outcrops, the trig is in Good Condition with an Open Cap and just One open Sight Hole, Excellent view of Ingleborough,

H and S at the trig ©Hands


Good condition 17th Apr 2017  09:50  by Pritch227

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

from ingleton across pasture and up the lane,thought I was on the wrong side of the wall at one point but there's a gate near the top allowing access to the pillar,amazing views.

©Pritch227


Good condition 25th Mar 2017  15:25  by Ross Wilson

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked down from Gragareth, nice views of Twistleton and Inglebrough

Tow Scar trig ©Ross Wilson
tow scar panorama ©Ross Wilson


Good condition 25th Mar 2017  09:07  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First of 4 trigs on a 19 mile hike from Kingsdale Road to Tow Scar, Gragareth Fell, Crag Hill, Mill Bridge and Whernside. Lovely warm, sunny day.

Tow Scar Trig ©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 2nd Jan 2017  09:25  by srichy20

Gridref: SD 68470 76008   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked on verge by track, cold but easy walk to the Trig.





Commanding Views Ingleborough and Whernside dominate to the South East and the Lakes to the North West


Good condition 26th Jul 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 68469 76004   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Feb 2016  09:18  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First of 4 trigs on a 19 mile hike from Kingsdale Road to Tow Scar, Gragareth Fell, Crag Hill, Mill Bridge and Whernside. Lovely cold clear day.

Tow Scar Trig White Ingleborough on horizon ©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 15th Feb 2016  09:05  by painterman61

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from kingsdale road absolutely freezing north wind big down jacket and primaloft ice climbing gloves on and still not warm! trig has great views plug missing sunny and clear.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61


Good condition 10th Feb 2016  14:46  by blackboot29

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


Good condition 16th Jan 2016  19:54  by Heidi

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic walk over spine of Gragareth in deep snow.


Good condition 18th Oct 2015  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SD 68470 76003   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

parked SD 69119 75705 then up track detour left to pillar easy to find good views


Good condition 5th Jul 2015  07:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 68469 76003   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A pleasant walk up from the Kingsdale road

Tow Scar Trig
Tow Scar view to Ingleborough


Good condition 9th May 2015  14:35  by Historian

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy walk, great views.

©Historian


Good condition 8th Apr 2015  20:03  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Out for a few days walking staying at Ingleton YHA. Doing same route as Sykes family.


Good condition 14th Mar 2015  08:54  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First of three trigs on a 14 mile hike from Tow Scar to Crag Hill via Gragareth Fell. Still deep pockets of snow en route. Lovely cold, clear day.

Tow Scar Trig Ingleborough looms in the background©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 27th Feb 2015  10:49  by greenbell

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My first post after using the site loads of times - am enjoying it - trig 1 of 3 on a walk to the County Top of Lancs (post reorg) up to Green Fell/Gragareth then Great Cowm - this is the trig on the foothills on a cold lovely day.

Tow Scar Start of an icy excellent walk from Lancs into Westmorland


Good condition 13th Sep 2014  11:54  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I walked up from Ingleton info centre.

Trig.
Panoramic towards Ingleborough.


Not Logged 24th Jun 2014  13:52  by Portia142

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


Good condition 31st May 2014  17:40  by coinea

Gridref: SD 68469 76001   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 31st May 2014  17:38  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 68468 76003   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS measurement. SITE VISIT: Approached from southeast. Parked in layby to NW side of public road at SD691756. Up via mapped path. Open grazing grassy limestone top. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northeast, ~54. Vented through NW sight hole. 360 view to surrounding hills including Ingleborough. No line of site with Gragareth Fell pillar. Continued to Gragareth.

S5397 - Tow Scar & GRP


Good condition 19th Apr 2014  15:21  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 68400 76000   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 18th Apr 2014  09:14  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First of 3 trigs on a 21.3km hike from Tow Scar to Gragareth Fell and Crag Hill Trig and back. Beautiful sunny day this Good Friday.

Tow Scar Trig Panoramic ©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 11th Jan 2014  16:45  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up track from road. Sun already set, but a clear moonlit evening. Cloud hanging over Ingleborough. Interesting limestone scars. Called in at Yordas cave on the drive home, a few km further up Kingsdale... After weeks of rain the floor of the cave was awash and the waterfall spectacular.



Good condition 20th Sep 2013  16:01  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked on the road to east and walked up the track, easy access. Excellent all round views including Lake District, Morecambe Bay, Ingleborough and Whernside. Centre, and E s/hole open, otherwise vgc.


Good condition 9th Jul 2013  13:50  by pendlelill

Gridref: SD 68467 75996   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

no plug. no4 of 4 today. long hot walk from brownthwaite via crag hill and gragareth next stop bullpot farm.

trig looking towards ingleborough©pendlelill


Good condition 26th Jun 2013  11:13  by bluewhitereg

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

Stunning views all around


Good condition 21st Jun 2013  14:27  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked in gate way and followed tracks. Went into top right corner of field, through a gate, through a gate on the left into the next field, and up onto the rounded top. Nice breezy, sunny afternoon after climbing gragareth in the mist this morning.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 8th Jun 2013  09:47  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

1st of four trigs on a 8.5 hour, 19.5 mile circular hike to Gragareth, Crag Hill, Dent and Whernside. Gorgeous day.

Tow Scar Trig ©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 26th May 2013  12:00  by zephyrus

Gridref: SD 68469 75994   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th May 2013  10:54  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tow Scar Looking towards Ingleborough©paulxtr


Good condition 11th Apr 2013  10:47  by Loz&Bib

Gridref: SD 68470 76006   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Mar 2013  10:55  by ramblingbadgers

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

Great view of a snow covered Ingleborough. Lovely little walk from Ingleton


Good condition 9th Feb 2013  08:58  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged on a slow 14.2 mile trog through snow to Tow Scar Trig, Gragareth Fell Trig and Crag Hill Trig. Very little visibility en-route and intermittent snow fall.

Tow Scar Trig Show up high©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 26th Nov 2012  10:38  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: SD 68470 76005   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Had a job at Thornton In Lonsdale radio station to the South of pillar, so thought i'd nip up here first. Parked in large layby to East of pillar,and followed good track all way up. Pillar in good nick,yellowed FB, one sight hole open and no plug/cap in spider. Views somewhat hampered by low cloud as it was chucking it down and blowing a gale at pillar.

Tow Scar. Pillar. Ingleborough in distance,honest!!
Tow Scar. Pillar.
Tow Scar. Pillar.
Tow Scar. Flush bracket.
Tow Scar. Top.


Good condition 6th Oct 2012  09:57  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The first of 4 trigs on a 19 mile trek to Gragareth Trig, Crag Hill Trig, Dent and Whernside Trig. Mist eventually cleared to produce a glorious day.

Tow Scar Trig Before the mist©sykesfamily
tow Scar Trig ©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 17th Jun 2012  11:55  by redDragon

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Direct from footpath/road junction, involving a climb over a wall with barb wire fence. Trig in good condition with good views


Good condition 6th May 2012  15:00  by fell-finder

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged this one on a 16 mile linear walk from Dent to Ribblehead taking in Great Coum, Green Hill, Gragareth, Twistleton Scar and the Ribblehead Viaduct. Great views today of Morcambe Bay, Ingleborough, and Whernside, a truly awesome day out! You can follow my blog of this walk by tapping Fell Finder into Google.

Me with the Tow Scar Trig Point


Good condition 24th Mar 2012  12:00  by Eeee Bi Gum

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Trig Point Generally in Good Condition, Yellow crayon highlighted FB number. Great views, but slightly hazy today


©Eeee Bi Gum


Good condition 25th Aug 2011  15:50  by wanderer

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 26th Apr 2011  07:41  by Triggers

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

Done as part of three trig walk involving Gragareth and Crag Hill


Good condition 23rd Apr 2011  11:00  by DanTrig

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

14 mile circular from Kingsdale, bagged Tow Scar trig, Gragareth trig, Green Hill county top, Great Coum and Crag Hill trig, sadly in cloud most of the day.


Good condition 8th Apr 2011  11:00  by PeteBoggs

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

Simple walk up from road on a glorious blue sky day

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 28th Mar 2011  12:48  by Morecambe Monkey

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

1st of 3 trigs on a 14 mile walk. Up from the road to Dent,nice views,Ingleborough a little hazy. Then headed north to Gragareth.

©Morecambe Monkey
Tow Scar,Ingleborough in the background ©Morecambe Monkey


Good condition 13th Mar 2011  14:55  by painterman61

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Short walk up from road to dent,good track to trig very good views especially to ingleborough.Trig in vgc plug stolen though interesting perched boulders here found first ever geocache by accident under one of these.

trig ©painterman61
tri ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
First cache ©painterman61


Good condition 6th Mar 2011  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 2nd Jan 2011  10:11  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The first of 3 trigs on a 13.37 mile walk to Crag Hill via Gragareth Fell. Cold but beautiful clear skies

Tow Scar Trig Ingleborough in background©sykesfamily
tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 6th Nov 2010  10:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 68469 76003   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely day for a walk Best views of Ingleborough


Good condition 16th Oct 2010  12:23  by Analoguesat

Gridref: SD 68468 76005   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy walk up from the road to the east. Fabulous views on a sunny but breezy afternoon. We could see Heysham nuke power station far away to the southwest on the shores of Morecambe Bay, various Lake District mountains, and of course Ingleborough brooding just over to the east.


Good condition 7th Jul 2010  15:38  by martinc

Gridref: SD 68466 76004   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug missing, concrete pillar with good view.


Good condition 21st Mar 2010  09:21  by sykesfamily

Gridref: SD 68467 76011   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The first of 4 trigs today on a 16.5 mile circular walk from Tow Scar to Gragareth Fell, Crag Hill and Whernside. Foggy, overcast day with rain at times.

Tow Scar Trig Fog, fog and more fog©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 20th Apr 2009  09:38  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The first of 4 trigs today on a 17.5 mile circular walk from Tow Scar to Gragareth Fell, Crag Hill and Whernside. Absolutely gorgeous sunny day.

Tow Scar Trig ©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 2nd Apr 2009  16:50  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Found while returning to Ingleton having visited Whernside & Gragareth on a Kingsdale Horseshoe walk.


Good condition 26th Oct 2008  10:30  by pete37038

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views ! another amazing limestone pavement area

Tow Scar 1 Tow Scar©pete37038
Tow Scar 2 Tow Scar©pete37038


Good condition 16th Sep 2008  11:40  by The Flyer

Gridref: SD 68470 76002   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice walk up to the Trig after bagging a couple of nearby caches. Excellent views in all directions.


Good condition 1st Sep 2008  14:30  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Classic view of Ingleborough. Views to Morecambe Bay, the eastern lakeland fells and the nearby quarry! Tigged on a long hike from Ribblehead passing 4 trigs, Whernside, Tow Scar, Ingleborough & Park Fell. No cars, on foot.


Good condition 31st Aug 2008  12:05  by yorkshirenige

Gridref: SD 68400 76000   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

View limited by the mist and drizzle, but on a clear day you would get a good view over towards Bentham and Morcambe Bay. Look out for the Cheese Press Stone.


Good condition 5th Jul 2008  07:53  by Lone Walker

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in the layby on the minor road South East of the trig and walked along to Gragareth and Crag Hill to bag all three trigs on this ridge. Great views of Ingleborough and limestone pavements. Quiet location and didn't meet a soul all day. Weather turned nasty later on with gale force winds and torrential rain. This is a great bagging walk, with three trigs, three Yorkshire Top 30 hills and a County Top. What a great day.


Good condition 26th Jun 2008  14:55  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SD 68473 76006   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar in good condition, plug missing. Good view of Ingleborough. Limestone grassland


Good condition 22nd Jun 2008  00:00  by Crazy

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

A good view in a gap in the clouds as the rain has stopped on my way down from Gragareth. Sorry can't stop long in the open as the wind is still blowing a gale.


Good condition 13th May 2008  13:36  by sykesfamily

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Last of three today after Crag Hill and Gregareth. Gorgeous day and great views of Ingleborough from the trig.

Tow Scar Trig Ingleborough looms large on the horizon©sykesfamily
Tow Scar Flush Bracket ©sykesfamily


Good condition 17th Oct 2007  12:25  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Hopped up from Kingsdale. Fabulous day, nice pillar, no plug, limestone pasture land with easy track close by

Tow Scar pillar


Not Logged 14th Oct 2007  15:30  by Thomas David Whitaker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Visited as part of Wainwright's Marble Steps Pot walk.An overcast day but very pleasant limestone scenary all around


Good condition 19th Nov 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug. Limestone grassland, fine view.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2006  11:05  by Keefley

Gridref: SD 68454 76000   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Keefley
©Keefley
©Keefley


Good condition 3rd May 2006  09:45  by Mr T. P. Bagger

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent views from the trig point. Ingleboro particularly impressive from this angle. As with nearly all pillars this one could do with a coat of paint!

Mr T. P. Bagger at Tow Scar
Tow Scar trig point looking north west


Good condition 6th Aug 2005  14:45  by ted

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug missing. Good view of Ingleborough; less good view of quarry. Very quiet.

Tow Scar Ingleborough, perched boulder and trig.
Tow Scar towards Ingleborough
Tow Scar trig
Tow Scar FB


Good condition 12th Jun 2005  19:43  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

here comes the rain. must be an ashes summer!


Good condition 10th Jun 2005  15:30  by manonabike

Gridref: SD 68468 76020   FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Sunny day, great view of Ingleborough

View of Ingleborough


Good condition 4th Aug 2002  15:00  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From the minor road along Kingsdale a farm track to the north led towards the column. Had noticed this column years earlier but at the time couldn't be bothered to walk across to it.


Good condition 29th Jun 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug with raised lettering.


Good condition 16th Sep 1988  12:12  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. The pillar was completed in May 1949 costing 12.0s.3d. In 1950 this marker was computed as tertiary station SD47/T48 in the Barrow-in-Furness secondary block. Flush bracket S5397 was levelled for height also in 1950. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in June 1976. Enroute to Gragareth Fell.


Good condition 30th Oct 1985  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5397  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar looking a bit shabby in the failing light. Visited after going into Yordos Cave.


Good condition 17th Apr 1982  10:30  by arranc

Gridref: SD 68400 76000   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

with Patricia and Sadie. dry, cool, sunny.



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