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TP6672 - Upton Cow Down
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Upton Cow DownST86/T55ST86T055387870.04149209.21199.5153PILLAR01/06/1944101/01/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3365th with 22 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.00/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 23rd Mar 2004
Was Last logged: 27th Oct 2018

Of the 29 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 100000m
The average error was 11144m
The closest was 3m

WESTBURY WESTBURY Tonyht Tonyht slateloose slateloose panniers panniers seanmac seanmac g4wsb g4wsb jonglew jonglew caroleengel caroleengel Dart More Dart More Glaslyn Glaslyn Upton Cow Down Upton Cow Down [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Trig Point
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Mr K at trig.

By asbown
GPS Readings
By seanmac
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 27th Oct 2018  11:25  by slateloose

Gridref: ST 87800 49200   FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at double gate on bend where track starts just north of Windy Ridge Farm. Walked track up to edge of ranges and access field from track across to trig point. Lots of sheep in field with very young lambs, only a few weeks old. Great distant view over ranges. Red flags out.

Good condition 19th Jul 2018  00:00  by Woodleywalker

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Train to Warminster picked up the Imber Perimiter Path, very hot and steep in parts to the ridge, my acomplice held up the barbed wire for me to cross the field to the pillar, army very quiet.

Good condition 18th May 2018  11:09  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Last one for toady as i have almost completed the Imber way. Accessed the field the Trig was in via a proper farmers gate made out of barbwire and wood poles. Field is full of daises and buttercups. Trig is next to pole and slightly raised on plinth. A good days trig hunting!

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Trig Point

Good condition 2nd Jun 2017  14:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked just off the A350 near Upton Scudamore on the old road complete with its redundant cats-eyes. Walked up the Imber Range Perimeter Path to Upton Cow Down to find not cows but sheep. Pillar has open cap (still has a piece of wood jammed inside) & all four sight-holes are open.

Good condition 6th Apr 2015  16:23  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 87873 49213   FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

G. Track up on Mid Wilts field


Good condition 28th Dec 2014  15:06  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 2523  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Some metal bars of some sort bolted to spider. Easy access through field gate over grass.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 10th Sep 2014  13:46  by panniers

Gridref: ST 87873 49208   FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Jul 2014  14:49  by quivive

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views across to Cley Hill.

Good condition 17th Jun 2014  18:24  by plet56

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

Good condition 18th Apr 2014  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 28th Mar 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 87874 49213   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Track to SE pillar drive-able from minor road to NE to main road to SW. However, middle section not so good, so best access from SW end (ST 870482)

Good condition 9th Mar 2013  15:36  by dal

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Straightforward, strolled up from the bottom of hill.

Good condition 26th Dec 2012  12:25  by Managra

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On a plinth with a strange red finish. Missing plug


Slightly damaged 21st Dec 2012  08:29  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 87874 49212   FB Number: S2523  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

On the edge of one of the Salisbury Plain MoD training areas (Imber Range). Access straight forward over rough pastures from the footpath, but no public row. Parking at the bottom of the hill just off the A350, or can drive up the single track road and park within 350m of the trig. Pleasant open area with good 360 views; Cley Hill very prominent to the west. The pillar has a large flake of concrete missing on one of the vertical edges and the plug is missing (with a piece of wood jammed into the centre hole). Sight holes are all open but with a rock jammed into the one beneath the FB. The pillar has a reddish hue to it and the concrete is smoother than most.

Pillar TP6672©jonglew
Spider TP6672©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6672©jonglew

Good condition 6th Nov 2012  09:00  by asbown

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

good views from here,you can drive from westbury down pillar to within a couple of hundred metres.

Good condition 9th Sep 2012  13:44  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 10th Mar 2010  14:00  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not easy to spot from ROW. Had to explore field to N. on summit.

Good condition 30th Oct 2008  08:20  by Dart More

Gridref: ST 87871 49220   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Exposed foundations - easily accessible flat summit with views over the plain

Good condition 17th Jun 2008  21:10  by Trigger

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 2nd Feb 2008  13:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 87870 49200   FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pleasant walk up from SW,is possible to drive but needed the air and excercise ! Into field with good views.


Good condition 29th Dec 2007  13:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove up byway from junction on A350, which is also turning for Upton Scudamore. Pillar is in large field with some reasonable views across Plain. Pillar in reasonable condition with slight deterioation of render. Plug missing, hole unfilled. Foundations exposed.

Good condition 31st Oct 2007  15:41  by seanmac

Gridref: ST 87872 49214   FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Off the imber range path which you can drive along just ignore the signs, the locals do.

GPS Readings
View Towards Westbury Down

Good condition 18th Sep 2007  11:20  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Nice parking spot where the road appear to end at the warminster end. Then quietly cursed having climbed on my bike only to realise I could have knocked all bar the last 200m off by driving up to the no public access sign and parking area. Still I suspect bike descended faster than my car would have done. Trig over two fences on sheep field

Good condition 29th Jun 2007  11:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

long walk up from the A road, along the Range road, then over nice downland grass to the Trig. No cows seen.

Good condition 6th Jun 2007  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: ST 87875 49015   FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to locate, but minor trespass required to access. Looked well cared for with a polished plate. Nice to see.

Good condition 20th May 2007  19:06  by tom

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

Drove alongside the field by the rather bumpy unsurfaced road from Upton Scudamore to Westbury White Horse. Big sky and big views as the sun was setting.

Good condition 24th Sep 2005  17:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Perhaps it should be called Upton Sheep Down as they were the only inhabitants of this extensive pasture field. We parked on the little yellow road near Windy Ridge Farm but could have driven two thirds of the way to the trig if we had known. The track is part of the Imber Range Perimeter Path and metalled as far as the edge of the range. It seems to be a popular spot for local dog walkers and quite a few cars past us on our way there and back. The trig has good views in all directions, particularly over Salisbury Plain. Plug missing.

Good condition 21st Aug 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, stake in centre hole, twine in top loops. Pasture

S2523 fb ©peregrinus
S2523 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 23rd Mar 2004  09:15  by maurice

FB Number: S2523  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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