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TP6804 - West Down Beacon
 
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Flush Bracket :
S3755
OSGB36 Station :
ST11/20
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6804
County :
Devon
Nearest town :
BUDLEIGH SALTERTON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
West Down BeaconST11/20ST11S020304537.1681121.19129.8262PILLAR01/06/1946101/06/1962N0

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There are 58 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1892nd with 19 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.48/10 (from 90 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Jul 1982
Was Last logged: 9th Jul 2019

Of the 90 logged visits,
24 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 10008m
The average error was 441m
2 were exact

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Good condition 9th Jul 2019  18:24  by The Spanners

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We have visited this pillar numerous times over 20+ years and was shocked to see we haven't logged it before now! Oh well a wrong made right in the end.


Good condition 26th Mar 2019  15:35  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3755   Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Sunny.


Good condition 23rd Oct 2018  15:53  by slateloose

Gridref: SY 04500 81100   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in Northview road, golf club access road. Then walked the coastal path to trig point. Which stands at the junction of two paths. Easy Access.


Good condition 24th Feb 2018  09:34  by jonglew

Gridref: SY 04539 81123   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From the Golf Club car park. Pillar sits just off the high point of the hill. Some minor damage to top screed; top cap missing; LHS sight hole open. Nice views. With Carole Engel.

Pillar TP6804©jonglew
Spider TP6804©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6804©jonglew


Good condition 24th Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SY 04541 81127   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also a TuMP


Good condition 11th Nov 2017  11:43  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spoilt by constant firing from nearby Straight Rifle Range, wet weather and horrible caravan park. Otherwise would have been lovely views! Walked from Exmouth and bagged this and High Peak on way to Sidmouth.


Good condition 4th Oct 2017  14:15  by Iscadoodle

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Quinn taking in the views ©Iscadoodle


Good condition 20th Aug 2017  10:19  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM0760 West Down Beacon. As per Mr U2's log, trying to say time and distance we made this a total nightmare. Parked outside caravan park and then entered. Walked through caravan park, went over bushes and through trees to enter a field. Walked along side then through hedgerow and down steep brambley bank and on to proper track. Then track disappeared and it was through the tramlines in the fields. Then went through barbed wire fence and into woods. Then followed faint tracks until found main track that took us to golf course. Walked up through that and only 60m from pillar, we got a lecture from a golfer. Once we got to the pillar it was a straightforward track down to field and across that and back into main track. Going back to the wildlife place close to caravan park. A bit of an epic this one was. #4 day#3 - Epic for all the wrong reasons! Total day#2 #11 Total day#1 #13

West Down Beacon we finally made it! ©thejackrustles
West Down Beacon collage ©thejackrustles
Mrs TJR aka Theresa May - very naughty ©thejackrustles


Good condition 20th Aug 2017  10:16  by gerryu2

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

Made this s total nightmare. Parked outside caravan park and then entered. Walked through caravan park, went over bushes and through trees to enter a field. Walked along side then through hedgerow and down steep brambley bank and on to proper track. Then track disappeared and it was through the tramlines in the fields. Then went through barbed wire fence and into woods. Then followed faint tracks until found main track that took us to golf course. Walked up through that and only 60m from pillar, we got a lecture from a golfer. Once we got to the pillar it was a straightforward track down to field and across that and back into main track. Going back to the wildlife place close to caravan park. A bit of an epic this one was.




Good condition 6th Aug 2017  17:35  by Alancache

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

Lovely views.

The Pillar and View


Good condition 6th Aug 2017  14:40  by Ey Up Me Duck

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 6th Aug 2017  13:18  by oakey1

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


Good condition 5th Aug 2017  20:13  by Delta68

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Geocaching in the area today.

©Delta68


Good condition 5th Aug 2017  16:37  by Monki

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely views.

©Monki
Me at the trig ©Monki


Good condition 5th Aug 2017  16:27  by Mat Smith

Gridref: SY 04540 81119   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Aug 2017  12:22  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Wonderful views on a sunny day.

BRISTOLIAN at pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 5th Aug 2017  11:00  by Tentmantent

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Aug 2017  10:56  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Attending the nearby Mega event and had a great walk to this trig point with some stunning views to be had.Pillar is in good condition.

West Down Beacon Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
West Down Beacon Pillar ©Thejenkies


Good condition 4th Aug 2017  15:00  by Djelibeli

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst doing the virtual geocache here

At Trig point with Krystal Tipps ©Djelibeli


Good condition 4th Aug 2017  14:00  by PlasmaWave

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Pillar is located at the top of the famously impressive 'red' cliffs with spectacular views along Jurassic coast line.

West Down Beacon S3755
PW at West Down Beacon


Good condition 4th Aug 2017  13:23  by Collie Wobbles

Gridref: SY 04524 81126   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cache number 7000 ©Collie Wobbles


Good condition 4th Aug 2017  11:28  by Velosaurus

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic views over the river mouth

The flush bracket ©Velosaurus
View to the west


Good condition 4th Aug 2017  11:09  by arrowrat

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Cracking views but the nearby gun fire was disconcerting!


Not Logged 23rd Jul 2017  13:00  by Nab Scar

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

Exmouth to Sidmouth section of SWCP


Good condition 11th May 2017  16:25  by grianaig

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

West Down trig ©grianaig
West Down flush ©grianaig


Not Logged 2nd Apr 2017  15:42  by SooJay

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


Good condition 15th Oct 2016  11:50  by Willhay

Gridref: SY 04542 81118   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 0/10

©Willhay


Good condition 7th Aug 2016  11:00  by Lodgebarn

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

Pleasant walk along the coast path from our holiday house.


Good condition 5th Jul 2016  17:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Park at links road took footpath through golf course to coast path,pleasant walk to trig overlooking Sandy bay


Good condition 9th Jun 2016  12:15  by lejogger

Gridref: SY 04500 81100   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Beacon beckoning


Good condition 8th Jun 2016  12:20  by DesG

Gridref: SY 04536 81124   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as a Virtual cache GC7EF3

Trigpoint ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Good condition 15th Apr 2016  13:57  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SY 04537 81118   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Done on a walk from Exmouth to Buddleigh Salterton and back.



Good condition 14th Apr 2016  00:00  by rams

Gridref: SY 04500 81100   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 27th Mar 2016  11:10  by CJO

Gridref: SY 04536 81123   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. Walked up through golf course. Impressive sandstone/clay cliffs being eroded away.

West Down Beacon


Not Logged 7th Oct 2015  11:44  by pat29

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

walked from Budleigh Salterton to Exmouth and back along the coast path many times , but never noticed the trig before, stunning views

Beautiful day


Good condition 29th Jul 2015  11:36  by gaz_zippy

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked up at the end of the path and took in a multi cache on route. Once I neared gz the views caught my eye, stunning, I never tire of the views from the south west coast path. The trigpoint was a nice easy find amongst the foliage, but there was a path up to it.

Flush Bracket ©gaz_zippy
Trigpoint ©gaz_zippy


Good condition 21st Sep 2014  09:28  by Anthony V

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

In the words of Gordon McRae in Oklahoma 'Oh what a beautiful morning' Out early after dropping my wife at work. Parked in the free car park in town. Yes there are still some of these about. A gentle climb and the job was done. Not a soul about just great. Bagged as a virtual Geocache as well.

Bear Repsov H4H bear basks in the sun. he also enjoys Geocaching as well. I see that the previous visitor is also a cacher. Small world.


Not Logged 6th Mar 2014  14:50  by Yukonhuskies

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


Good condition 26th Feb 2014  15:08  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 19th Feb 2014  14:45  by dartmoor deliverer

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I first visited here in brilliant sunshine with spectacular views of the coast. today it was really misty and there were no views at all. slight clamber up from the path to here through a gap in the gorse bushes!

me and my GPS at the trig pillar ©dartmoor deliverer


Good condition 2nd Sep 2013  11:38  by postie grum

Gridref: SY 04541 81128   FB Number: 3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

West Down Beacon


Good condition 10th Jul 2013  09:10  by KipClanMan

Gridref: SY 04540 81128   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second England trig..walked along coastal path from Devon Cliffs. Found to left of path near sign posts...great views and the Royal Marines were making good use of their firing range


Good condition 20th Jun 2013  10:16  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Foggy day so would give better mark


Good condition 1st Jun 2013  13:49  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Mar 2013  10:31  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: SY 04540 81127   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found while walking the coast path. Easily seen from the path, but fairly well protected by gorse bushes.


Good condition 2nd Mar 2013  10:45  by Shamus

Gridref: SY 04564 81132   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged this as part of the coast path walk I have lost the pics so will fill in complete data when I find them


Good condition 20th Jan 2013  11:00  by Lemon Tree

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 23rd Jul 2012  13:50  by pork_pie_hat

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited while walking from Sturminster Newton, Dorset to South Brent, Devon. Had to push through gorse bushes from Coast Path.


Good condition 28th Jun 2012  07:58  by manuforlife

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found on a walk round the area. Great views.


Good condition 12th Jun 2012  12:49  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited for the virtual geocache, and now logging as TP.


Good condition 20th May 2012  17:13  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 18th Mar 2012  10:55  by RichardL

Gridref: SY 04540 91129   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 1st Jul 2011  11:00  by potvaliant

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

my first trigpoint


Good condition 25th Jun 2011  14:10  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Logged while walking the South West Coast Path. Great view if you ignore the caravan park.

West Down Beacon S3755
West Down Beacon


Good condition 29th Apr 2011  10:36  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SY 04530 81120   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 20th Nov 2010  14:00  by GoldenHaystack

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 2nd Nov 2010  11:30  by Dusty

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 16th Aug 2010  13:49  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SY 04538 81128   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked south east from Lympstone Common across East Budleigh Common (very good) and the golf course. Good views, busy path along the coast


Good condition 1st Aug 2010  20:28  by basketcase crew

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On our hols at Devon Cliffs

Flush Bracket ©basketcase crew


Not Logged 5th Nov 2009  14:27  by panniers

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


Good condition 19th Sep 2009  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SY 04550 81100   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On the SWCP and is easy to locate and access. Visited while walking the path, on a misty day that probably spoiled some excellent views.


Good condition 9th Apr 2009  18:11  by Daisydog

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

Trigpoint Daisy
Trigpoint Daisy


Good condition 13th Oct 2008  11:35  by Moonraker Team

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 28th Sep 2008  14:41  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: SY 04539 81126   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in nearby caravan park at Sandy Bay and walked up the South Coast path. This Trig occupies a excellent position, well worth bagging. Lovely day, lovely views.

Trigpoint looking SW ©Saltash Ramblers
Chris & Trig ©Saltash Ramblers
View towards Budleigh Salterton ©Saltash Ramblers


Good condition 2nd Aug 2008  19:10  by The Reverend

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 4th Jun 2008  17:44  by g0akh

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 26th Dec 2007  12:35  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

saw several family groups walking off the Christmas pud


Slightly damaged 9th Aug 2007  16:20  by lorna hill

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Inhabited by ants!


Good condition 21st Jul 2007  16:23  by kinkykimbo

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great views from the trig.


Good condition 22nd May 2007  12:00  by geodruth

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

This is my most favourite trig pillar. A lovely walk up from Budleigh, across the Golf Course, lunch in the pub at Knowle and back again. Heavenly.

Budleigh Trig ©geodruth


Good condition 28th Apr 2007  12:25  by rena1970

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely views today.


Good condition 28th Apr 2007  12:25  by wheelybarrow

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 24th Mar 2007  10:30  by martin

Gridref: SY 04537 81121   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged trig with my dear wife during lovely 5 mile walk on coastal footpath, whilst staying in Exmouth with Mendip rambling group. Snells Pace is quite right as I had previously logged Ballard Down TP against this trig - so he is not going mad! -must have followed plymplodder!. Lovely views from trig and highlight of an excellent weekend.Plug missing.Golfers quite helpful!


Good condition 16th Feb 2007  12:39  by vix92008

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Didn't realise I could log these, will have to check back and see what others I have visited.


Good condition 14th Feb 2007  00:00  by mattwaggie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Visited with Vix.


Good condition 30th Nov 2006  12:25  by Scally and the Princess

Gridref: SY 04537 81121   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 17th Sep 2006  10:00  by Bar Sinister

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 12th Aug 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar vgc, top screed a bit tatty.N side of path at edge of golf course, nice view.


Not Logged 20th Jan 2006  15:00  by BlazingOtters

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

Great views from trigpoint


Good condition 7th Oct 2005  14:15  by maurice

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Misty day so views limited. Pillar is just north of the south West Coast Path


Good condition 10th Jul 2005  14:15  by Managra

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This involves a walk through the golf links and woe betide you if you stray from the path (which isn't that clearly marked). We must have been about two yards from it when we were accosted by a male golfer who stated emphatically that there was no public right of way at that point and would we please follow the path proper. Obviously doesn't like mixing with the plebs... Wonderful views from the trig. Missing plug

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra


Good condition 22nd Jan 2005  13:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pleasant walk through the golf course to the headland. Excellent views of Littleham Cove caravan park. Plug missing.


Good condition 4th Sep 2004  23:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Jun 2004  20:30  by Snells Pace

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Lovely views from here on a good day. I did this one as it's also a virtual geocache. I must be going mad but I make the flush bracket number different to what other people do. PS. I've checked now and I think I'm correct and Martin is wrong. I think he has logged the wrong trig he was at TP0989 Ballard Down.


Good condition 31st Aug 2003  13:08  by martin

Gridref: SY 04500 81400   FB Number: S2518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stunning viewpoint near Swanage on Dorset coast


Good condition 24th Dec 2002  00:00  by plymplodder

FB Number: S2518  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views.

Plymplodders at the trig.©plymplodder


Good condition 26th Aug 1999  12:30  by Bridgeman

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

Sixteen mile circular walk from Lympstone Common via Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth.


Good condition 29th Jul 1997  19:01  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SY 04500 81100   FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bagged whilst on Holiday at Sandy Bay


Good condition 8th May 1994  00:00  by widget

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Having read more recent comments and been a member of this golf club for a while, I'd like to apologise if a fellow member was rude. That said, I was a 'pleb' when I first visited this TP and I thought golfers were snobs too! Fantastic views from this pillar (which is behind the 16th tee), particularly of Exmouth and the Exe estuary and if you're lucky, you can watch as the golfers slice their tee shots into the sea!


Good condition 25th Jul 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S3755  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

White pillar in bracken overlooking the sea. Approach via golf course to pick up coast path towards Budleigh Salterton. Some walkers hitting little balls around with sticks - it must slow them down.



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