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TP6560 - Toy Top
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S4346
OSGB36 Station :
NZ42/36
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6560
County :
Durham
Nearest town :
BISHOP AUCKLAND

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Toy TopNZ42/36NZ42S036420953.94522951.20208.2422PILLAR01/06/1948101/06/1965N0

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There are 45 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 9929th with 107 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.20/10 (from 54 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Nov 1998
Was Last logged: 13th Sep 2018

Of the 54 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 74m
The average error was 11m
1 was exact

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Good condition 13th Sep 2018  00:00  by beckroad

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked in lay-by on A68 next to plantation. A popular dog walking area. Footpaths allow easy access to this trig. It is protected within the woods and in good condition.


Good condition 8th Sep 2018  08:53  by Earby Rambler

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

Visited with P61,1st of a 13 trig day out.

Way up
Approach
Trig


Good condition 8th Sep 2018  08:53  by painterman61

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

good little walk through tidy forest trig in vgc

trig ©painterman61


Good condition 5th Aug 2018  14:40  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Through initial rubbish tip then neat woodland.


Good condition 5th Aug 2018  14:40  by ZanderH

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


Good condition 6th May 2017  12:14  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in small layby at entrance to what I assume is an abandoned country park. Followed paths past the former toilet block to the small wood where the trig resides.

Toy Top ©paulxtr


Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  09:32  by fitzydan

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the wooded area - fairly easy access Not much of a view...

The Trig Pillar
Tge Flush Bracket


Good condition 26th Mar 2017  13:22  by blackboot29

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


Good condition 18th Feb 2017  16:51  by ger

Gridref: NZ 20952 22949   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisit (previous not logged). Cycled from High Beaumont Farm. Depressing entry into wood at the lay-by, lots of rubbish about - once past the old toilet block OK. The sylvan darkness was very atmospheric - over a fence & on to the pillar (the trig at the end of the wood) - very nice setting. As I had the bike with me, I was able to get back to the A68 a shorter way, avoiding the rubbish.


Good condition 7th Aug 2016  11:45  by redDragon

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy enough. Parked in the old entrance to the picnic site, through it, crossed over the barbed fence, then went diagonally left to the edge of the wood. Pillar has no view.


Good condition 8th Jul 2016  19:55  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Interesting walk through the abondoned picnic site and passed toilet block. Over a barbed wire fence, found trig at edge of woodland.

Toy Top ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 8th Jul 2016  19:52  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Interesting walk through the abandoned picnic site and passed toilet block. Over a barbed wire fence, found trig at edge of woodland. No sign of theme park rides?

Toy Top YOSM crew ©thejackrustles
Toy Top Collage


Good condition 8th Jul 2016  19:44  by gerryu2

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

Interesting walk through the abandoned picnic site and passed toilet block. Over a barbed wire fence, found trig at edge of woodland. No sign of theme park rides?


Good condition 29th May 2016  09:50  by manonabike

Gridref: NZ 20950 22950   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As others, park roadside and wander through the woods


Good condition 23rd Apr 2016  15:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the gate and wandered up through the woods, I thought perhaps some old camp site until I read the previous logs as the only thing left standing was the toilet block and a few old picnic benches, slightly eerie. Pillar located just inside the tree line.

©Borderer


Good condition 3rd Apr 2016  12:00  by We TRye hard

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice little walk from the main road.


Good condition 29th Mar 2016  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 160. Parked in layby to old service area and walked through woods to the TP.

TP6560 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 7th Dec 2015  11:08  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wet walk across the fields in the mist from the Legs Cross standing stone. Another YSM to the list.


Good condition 1st Oct 2015  14:30  by Postie

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

I had some spare time on my post round so I decided to go for this trig. Had to wander round in the wood a bit as I thought the trig would be on the highest ground, so just kept walking up hill. ended up wrong end of woods near the road. Soon found it after getting to the right bit of the wood.

©Postie


Good condition 27th Jun 2015  13:08  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: NZ 20957 22949   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Interesting up from the old service area. Had to go under a fence, the wood afterwards was very pleasant walking.


Good condition 27th Jun 2015  07:43  by Particle

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

easy to find just inside woods


Good condition 30th Mar 2015  11:23  by basketcase crew

Gridref: NZ 20940 22959   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

found whilst doing a nearby virtual


Good condition 1st Feb 2015  12:18  by slateloose

Gridref: NZ 20900 22900   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Second time at this one but got there this time. the first time smeone was in the wood near the trig with dogs so didn't go for it. This is a very spookey bit of woodlands.


Good condition 3rd Dec 2014  14:17  by trig-man

Gridref: NZ 20957 22950   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st Jan 2014  19:36  by Just-us-Two

Gridref: NZ 20953 22951   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited in the dark and thought it would have been easier to get to. Kept coming across private signs to wood. Circular route finally got me there.


Good condition 5th Jul 2013  19:30  by PeteBoggs

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

As others accessed from disused amenity area off A68

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 26th May 2013  11:00  by Madprof

Gridref: NZ 20950 22953   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Wooded area conceals most of the view from here now.

Toy Top Toy Top Pillar - and transportation method to get here


Good condition 1st May 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NZ 20968 22947   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 14th Oct 2012  18:42  by rutson

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

Found as Geocache Ye Ole Survey Monuments YSM160 on 25/07/2011


Good condition 29th Apr 2012  11:15  by CJO

Gridref: NZ 20958 22945   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approach as others via the abandonded picnic site, through a bluebell wood. Area around Trig is actively managed with evidence of work on tidying undergrowth.

Trig


Good condition 4th Sep 2011  13:10  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Across stubble from B road to West in edge of wood.


Good condition 21st May 2011  14:13  by coinea

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 21st May 2011  14:12  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NZ 20952 22953   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 12th November 1947 costing £6.16s.6d. Computed as secondary station NZ42/36 within the Middlesborough block during 1948. Levelled for height in 1965. Last maitained by the OS in November 1980. SITE VISIT: Parked in the entrance to the deserted picnic site by A68. Pillar in good condition, spider centre open. Flush bracket faces 288° WNW. Vented through SE sight hole. No view due to being in woods. Photographed 21/05/2011, GRP.

S4346 - Toy Top & GRP
S4346 - Toy Top pillar & FB


Good condition 4th Apr 2011  14:49  by Border Peat

Gridref: NZ 20962 22932   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Shame this has gone to rack and ruin S4346©Border Peat


Good condition 2nd Oct 2010  12:58  by wrose

Gridref: NZ 20952 22957   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Accessible if you are prepared to ignore Private notices climb a gate and cross a fence. I parked in a field entrance to the north on the A68 and walked back to the start of the woodland. Crossed a gate and walked along the field edge of the woodland following it round a corner until the pillar could be seen in amongst the trees. I then crossed a low fence to reach my quarry. Pillar is in good condition, well protected but missing a plug. No real views apart from trees, trees and trees.

S4346 Toy Top Pillar.
S4346 Toy Top Flush Bracket.
S4346 Toy Top Plug.


Good condition 27th Sep 2010  14:45  by tbsc8

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I parked at the entrance of what seems to be a long abandoned theme park, it was actually quite surreal walking along an overgrown road with speed bumps and into a carpark with a long abandoned toilet block, past bench seats in the undergrowth and moss covered noticeboards depicting nursery rhymes.What happened here I wonder, a failed business venture aimed at children, after all this is Toy Top. I finally arrived at the trig, which is missing its centre plug but not in bad condition, no views though as the wood has grown up around it.

Flush Bracket
Me, my GPS and Toy Top Trig


Good condition 9th Sep 2010  10:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NZ 20954 22951   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at gate to old picnic area and went walkabout did not see any of the keep out signs


Good condition 3rd Aug 2010  08:45  by DesG

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On my way home from the Mega. Also logged as YSM160.

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Good condition 30th Jul 2010  09:58  by pharisee

Gridref: NZ 20949 22952   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

For this one I parked in the entrance of the long abandoned rest area / pick-nick spot. It would appear that the local Council, or whoever ran it, just locked the gates one night and forgot to open them again. Very over-grown now but toilet block (not working) and visitor information notices still in place… very eerie. I followed the metalled path as far as it went then bushwhacked through the woodland to the trig-point. The pillar is in good condition but the centre plug has been removed. Being inside the wood, there are no views.

The Pillar ©pharisee
The top of the Pillar ©pharisee


Good condition 13th Feb 2010  12:10  by ted

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just inside woodland. Plug missing.

Toy Top trig
Toy Top FB
Toy Top top


Good condition 19th Nov 2009  13:25  by Dusty

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 9th Aug 2009  18:58  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

parked at the old entrance to the picnic site and walked up through the woods, beginning to get lost in the undergrowth, no plug but condition still good.


Good condition 29th Nov 2008  11:35  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

County Durham. Parked at entrance to old picnic area and made our way through the woods to reach the pillar just before the edge of the woods. The view west from the edge of the woods is quite good. Plug missing.


Good condition 29th Nov 2008  11:35  by Late starter

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Visited on a frosty but sunny day. Parked at abandoned picnic area and walked up through small woodland to find pillar at far edge. No view from inside woods, but pleasant 180 degree views once you step outside. Plug missing.


Good condition 31st Oct 2008  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

S4346
S4346
S4346
S4346


Good condition 25th Dec 2007  15:57  by senrabyar

Gridref: NZ 20958 22961   FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

GPS grid ref is 10m away - it was extremely poor reception - maybe someone can get a better fix with a newer model GPS with the revised technology.


Good condition 13th Aug 2007  17:41  by mattwaggie

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

Bagged as a YOSM as well


Good condition 13th Mar 2007  10:36  by snaik

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Was visiting Legs Cross nearby when this popped up. Quick visit.


Not Logged 13th Mar 2007  09:48  by perth pathfinders

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

close to another cache - Legs cross. nice easy trig.


Good condition 9th Oct 2006  14:45  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I didn't see any deer. It was pretty eerie in these woods, especially not knowing whether I should be there or not. There is a pull-in space for one car on the eastbound carrigeway, about 200 meters past a way into the wood.


Good condition 9th Oct 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug, 5m inside open woodland. No view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 31st May 2005  14:35  by drums4monty

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Difficult to get to as there is no obvious right of way that I could see.

Toy Top ©drums4monty


Good condition 1st Aug 2004  22:36  by Pengy&Tigger

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A trig in the woods!

Bracket
The Trig


Good condition 4th Nov 1998  13:11  by jimmy

FB Number: S4346  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

the old Toy Top rest area has been abandoned by Darlington Council and reverted to a wild wood with deer



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