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TP6809 - West Harting Down
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
West Harting DownSU54/T21SU54T021476219.24118704.03215.8773PILLAR01/06/1953101/07/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13310th with 74 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.03/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Apr 1996
Was Last found intact: 14th Aug 2018
Was Last logged: 26th Feb 2020

Of the 34 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 33m
The average error was 10m
The closest was 3m

Ladyholt Park Ladyholt Park meandmymum meandmymum Glaslyn Glaslyn Griefmiester Griefmiester caroleengel caroleengel Clanfield Rambler Clanfield Rambler jonglew jonglew ukandystreet ukandystreet Sapper Sapper wrose wrose RichardM RichardM West Harting Down West Harting Down [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Damaged 26th Feb 2020  15:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked near Sunwood Farm. Walked the South Down Way until we reached the woods. The leaning trig easily found in the managed woods. A nice spot.

Not Logged 20th Sep 2018  16:10  by shadoks

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

nice walk up from small layby opposite sussex border path, very windy up the top managed to activate trig point in worked all Britain trig point award (ham radio)

Good condition 14th Aug 2018  11:15  by mountainwanderer

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I parked at Uppark (National Trust property-but i am a member so didn't feel guilty). Large easy track up through wooded area. Met 2 other walks who asked if I knew where I was (obviously yes) my guess they were lost They said they had seen the trig and I wouldn't find it as its deep in woodland. Well, that was like a red rag to a bull. I did find it, first time using no fancy technology only a paper map! It's slightly subsiding and has a nice slant going on.


Damaged 2nd Jul 2018  13:35  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

Took me a long time to get to this one, as I ended up walking up the Forrestry road as my legs wont go round anymore. Its a rather disappointing one to finish the day on, as there are no views because of the trees. Might have only done 37miles but it was really hard miles as most of them were off road. Not much easy road work. Best bit is that It all downhill back to the car.

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Good condition 20th Jan 2018  16:01  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 76252 18700   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition in open beech woods but with significant lean.

Not Logged 20th Jan 2018  16:00  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

leaning trig in open forest near path

Slightly damaged 6th Jun 2017  17:52  by Christopher-mark

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged 1st Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 76219 18708   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Bramble belt round edge of wood (no shorts!)

Slightly damaged 24th Jun 2016  15:45  by meandmymum

Gridref: SU 76200 18700   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked on B2146 just south of entrance to Uppark and followed FC tracks and bridleway. Easy find in trees just off path.

Damaged 13th Jun 2016  12:20  by lackofluke

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

No change to condition of pillar. Visited while walking the South Downs Way.

Damaged 6th Jun 2015  15:50  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Ohh err - this one's got a right lean on it, strangely like its northern neighbour, Rogate. Circular walk on a lovely sunny afternoon via Compton - where we found the pub taken over by a very jolly wake, so retired to the tea shop and left with two bunches of local asparagus! In a nice beech wood, so rather limited views through the trees. Centre and all s/holes open, and with a significant tilt, so has seen better days, but should be there for a little while yet.

Good condition 6th Feb 2015  12:15  by G4TSQ

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice walk up from Harting Hill car park on a fine but windy day. Trig found quickly and activated on the WAB net (amateur radio). Trig looks fine but leaning a little.

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Damaged 5th Nov 2014  11:03  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 76220 18709   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parking at Hundred Acre on South Downs Way, half mile walk initially on RoW paths then up through beech wood to trig. Pillar leaning badly, most likely it will topple at some point in time, otherwise in good condition. Off-set spider; cap missing, no plug; all sight holes open. Views W and SW through trees.

Pillar TP6809©jonglew
Spider TP6809©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6809©jonglew

Slightly damaged 20th Aug 2014  11:04  by ukandystreet

Gridref: SU 76218 18712   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Easy find amongst the trees, the pillar itself is in generally good condition except for a distinct lean. Distant views over Ditcham Park and Portsdown Hill are possible through the trees.

Slightly damaged 10th Feb 2014  14:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Peaceful woodland setting with, today, views through the naked trees of winter to Chichester Harbour and the sea. This leaning pillar has no cap & all four sight holes are open.

Slightly damaged 21st Oct 2012  11:36  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 76210 18700   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Lovely peaceful location in an old beech wood. Walked in on South Downs Way, bridleway then track to NW of woods to within 50m of pillar. Good condition and the last of my weekend .


Slightly damaged 12th Oct 2012  14:49  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 76222 18702   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked to North then along the South Downs Way for a while then South through the managed woodlands to the pillar - got a bit of a lean on this one, no views due to tree some great views on the way up.

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Slightly damaged 12th May 2012  14:21  by qmaster

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 11th Apr 2012  14:00  by Sprog

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2012  14:20  by wrose

Gridref: SU 76219 18714   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

I parked on the road to the north near Sunwood Farm and used a series of paths and tracks ro reach the pillar. Apart from a slight lean nothing more appears amiss with the pillar. Although, the plug has gone missing and as a result the top is open to the elements. A really nice woodland location.

S1673 West Harting Down Pillar.
S1673 West Harting Down Flush Bracket.
S1673 West Harting Down Plug.

Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2012  11:40  by hotbox16

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

In middle of woods, not too hard to find.

Not Logged 9th Mar 2011  14:08  by panniers

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

Slightly damaged 23rd May 2010  07:23  by tinkersean

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 7th Jun 2009  15:51  by hussyhill

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

This was a battle of resources. Girlfriend with OS map, me with Sat nav...... after going around and around in circles with a conflict of information due to being ill prepared for this one we eventually found it in the woods just off the SDW. Looks like it has been lifted or moved in some way so we have marked it accordingly as damaged. Was tricky to see in the woods and dappled sunlight as it blended in with the trees. A lot of fun this one, and made for some good memories.

Slightly damaged 27th Jun 2008  19:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Leaning slightly but otherwise OK counts as slightly damaged in my book. Since returning home I discovered that this was my 700th trig. I had previously decided that at this landmark I would for a while practise silence.

Damaged 6th Dec 2007  11:45  by Trigger

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 17th Sep 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Metal cap shallow letters, vgc but leaning. Open beechwood, approx at summit.

Not Logged 13th Aug 2006  11:45  by Kitty Hawk

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

bagged this one while out Mountain biking - it's leaning over, with plenty of signs of badgers nearby. The view 'through the trees' is less os at this time of year!!

Damaged 11th Mar 2006  15:39  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SU 76223 18706   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

This is in middle of a wood. Leaning but otherwise good condition. Has metal plug

Trigpoint ©Clanfield Rambler

Damaged 10th Dec 2005  14:10  by Managra

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

This one is in good condition in the middle of a small wood, but it's leaning, hence the damaged tag. Nice views through the trees. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra

Slightly damaged 3rd Aug 2005  12:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Bagged as part of a 12 mile walk along with Butser Hill trig. Remembered it being very wonky.

Damaged 31st Dec 2002  10:36  by Sapper

Gridref: SU 76217 18713   FB Number: S1673  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

In a wood just off the South Downs Way

Not Logged 1st Jun 1997  12:00  by widget

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 2/10

I'm writing this in Aug 2018 having just dug out some old maps and found notes on a few trigs I did 20+ years ago before I even realised this site existed! I remember we visited Uppark on this day and my map notes indicate the mountain bike route taken which included this and Ladyholt Park. The notes say simply, "Hidden in beech wood. No views, but nice woods!",

Good condition 6th Apr 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1673  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug with indented lettering.

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