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TP6862 - Whelpstone Crag
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S5620
OSGB36 Station :
SD96/20
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6862
County :
Lancashire
Nearest town :
BARNOLDSWICK

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Whelpstone CragSD96/20SD96S020375943.90459144.63371.1122PILLAR01/06/1951101/07/1953N0

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There are 70 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 666th with 9 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.03/10 (from 65 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Apr 1983
Was Last logged: 23rd Jun 2020

Of the 65 logged visits,
21 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 62m
The average error was 11m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 23rd Jun 2020  08:26  by MC4334

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

really nice spot, I came up with my MTB via Gisburn Forest MTB Trails


Not Logged 24th May 2020  15:30  by Thomas David Whitaker

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

Parked by the first gate on the road up from Rathmell. Very enjoyable little ramble past the deserted Whelpstone Lodge, onto moorland leading to a boulder strewn crag with great views over Gisburn Forest. Nothing to see to the east today due to thick cloud in that direction. Enjoyed the fact that although this walk had it's roots in Yorkshire; the final crowning top is Lancastrian.


Good condition 20th Mar 2020  00:00  by Anthony

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


Not Logged 19th Jan 2020  19:58  by Heidi

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


Not Logged 19th Jan 2020  19:58  by Heidi

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


Good condition 29th Nov 2019  14:18  by painterman61

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked just before the first gate and walked up had to bypass round beef cattle in final field. Great views here today in the sun walked back over the ridge.

looking to pendle ©painterman61
front view ©painterman61
top view to ingleborough ©painterman61
looking back ©painterman61


Good condition 23rd Nov 2019  13:35  by Dusty

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar
Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 15th Sep 2019  13:03  by FrankR

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

Don't make the mistake of following the footpaths on the map, they mostly just disappear in forests and bogs. Followed logging track and MTB trails in the end. Way easier.


Good condition 13th Aug 2019  15:00  by Topofthemoor

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Whelpstone Crag. Walked from Gisburn Hub car park. 3.7m along the red cycle route path which goes up by the cafe. 3m to a bridge. Path goes up through the forest, then right at the top through grass and onto the forest cycle track to the summit. Returned down the rocky forest cycle track. No cyclists but we saw a deer on the track.

Whelpstone Crag. Bridge.
Whelpstone Crag
Whelpstone Crag. Great view from top.
Whelpstone Crag
Whelpstone Crag
Whelpstone Crag


Good condition 3rd Jun 2019  17:00  by Andy West

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


Good condition 20th Mar 2019  12:38  by Adam Smith

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


Good condition 28th Oct 2018  11:29  by amblerbob

Gridref: SD 75945 59146   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Tosside following cycle tracks/paths. Weather: generally sunny with cold wind, good visibility. Visited Tosside trig later.

Whelpstone Crag En route
Whelpstone Crag Summit rocks
Whelpstone Crag Lovely viewpoint


Good condition 14th Oct 2018  15:58  by cathy trickett

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10






Good condition 15th Jul 2018  13:08  by senrabyar

Gridref: SD 75944 59148   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Popular now for bicyclists up from Gisburn Forest.


Good condition 13th May 2018  00:00  by dogwalking

Gridref: SD 75900 59100   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Mar 2018  12:25  by ADT

Gridref: SD 75944 59145   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Solo. From the public car park at Tosside. A vehicle track to Heath Farm, then challenging underfoot! Good car park, good summit.


Not Logged 13th Apr 2017  12:05  by Mr T. P. Bagger

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Visited on a circular walk from Giggleswick station back to Giggleswick station - a bit of a race against time!


Good condition 15th Feb 2017  13:00  by theratcliffefive

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great view over Gisburn Forest. Simon's swamp was tough though!

360 Degree views from the YOSM.


Good condition 3rd Dec 2016  14:30  by tg1

Gridref: SD 75900 59100   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Team Christmas walk.

©tg1
©tg1
©tg1


Good condition 8th Nov 2016  11:30  by Hands

Gridref: SD 75945 59146   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Dog and Partridge in Tosside followed forest tracks and MBikers trails to Trig situated on a Rocky outcrop, Cap plastic SH open 360 views to Pendle Bowland and the Dales continued to Tosside trig via Whelpstone lodge and Brayshaw

©Hands


Not Logged 3rd Oct 2016  05:01  by rachs dad

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


Good condition 27th Apr 2016  00:00  by ngthack

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

Aka Holden Moor. From Whelpstone Lodge.


Good condition 18th Aug 2015  19:15  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

After yesterday's marathon day out (mileage and time) to include 5 pillars on the Fylde, a shorter day planned after recovering at Slaidburn YHA. A steep but well surfaced lane to Whelpstone Lodge. Several huge new barns, but the traditional stone farmhouse is uninhabited. Pleasant stroll up to the pillar, which is in sight almost from the farm. Unexpectedly, there is a small plateau top and 360 views.


Good condition 13th Aug 2015  14:54  by slateloose

Gridref: SD 75900 59100   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in Tosside and decided to go via track to Heath Farm then footpath north but this path is very difficult to find on the ground. Had to backtrack onto forest roads and use one of the cycle routes towards the crags. Nice views all directions.


Good condition 8th Jul 2015  09:03  by wrose

Gridref: SD 75945 59145   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nothing to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in the condition previously reported.

S5620 Whelpstone Crag Pillar.
S5620 Whelpstone Crag Flush Bracket.
S5620 Whelpstone Crag Plug.


Good condition 20th Jun 2015  19:05  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Very pleasant sunny evening with fine views all around. Really a joy to be out and about tonight.


Not Logged 20th Jun 2015  07:43  by srichy20

Gridref: SD 75949 59146   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

drive as far as I could. parked next to a large modern barn. half mile up the public footpath to this pretty spot. views must be brilliant but not today!






Good condition 12th Apr 2015  11:03  by CJO

Gridref: SD 75948 59146   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plastic cap, great craggy spot but todays weather did not do it justice. can see mountain bike trails to west below pillar.

Whelpstone Crag


Good condition 19th Dec 2014  10:33  by jamiekeighley

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

Really liked this one. Parked at Whelpstone Lodge for a short, steady walk up to the crag. Great views from here, very open spot with a good view of Gisburn Forest. Last Lancashire pillar.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 16th Jun 2014  19:19  by coinea

Gridref: SD 75944 59146   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 16th Jun 2014  19:18  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 75940 59132   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 1st July 1949 costing 25.9s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station SD96/20 within the Skipton block during 1951. Levelled for height in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in May 1976. SITE VISIT: Overall approach from ENE. Parked to north side of Old Oliver Lane at SD772596 just east of where the lane becomes walled. Warning, do not attempt to drive west of here unless you have a high wheelbase, the remainder of the metalled road is walled on both sides and there is nowhere to turn without going beyond the final gate where I nearly took the sump out of my car. From SD772596, followed mapped route via Whelpstone Lodge onto RoW network which leads towards Holden Moor, short steep climb to summit thereafter. Rocky outcrop on open grazing top. Pillar in good condition. Replacement plastic top cap fitted into spider by Jon Rouse, 30/01/2000. Flush bracket faces east, ~95. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt photographed. Full 360 panoramic view includes Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Pendle Hill. Poor GPS reception at time of visit. Returned to find my car being licked dirty by cattle from which it still bears some of the scratches.

S5620 - Whelpstone Crag & GRP
S5620 - Whelpstone Crag pillar & FB


Good condition 12th Jan 2014  13:55  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up from Whelpstone Lodge. Unfortunately it was very misty so no views. I will return on a clear day as this looks like a superb viewpoint.

Whelpstone Crag ©paulxtr


Good condition 30th Nov 2013  12:47  by pendlelill

Gridref: SD 75940 59142   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

walked up through gisburn forest fairly boggy in places superb all round views. plastic plug.

trig view over Gisburn forest©pendlelill


Good condition 16th Nov 2013  13:47  by catman

Gridref: SD 75944 59149   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Boggy circular walk from Tosside. Would be good views but low cloud today.


Good condition 31st Aug 2013  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked in from road to ENE with Martin Richardson and Charles Everett to bag this craggy trig and its twin top. Also met work colleague Clare Wild who was out for a fell run. This is a twin topped TuMP and a P67 hill called Holden Moor.


Good condition 31st Aug 2013  11:21  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

With Dugswell and Martin Richardson the day of the annual Marilyn baggers meal in Giggleswick


Not Logged 5th Apr 2013  15:00  by SNSE

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

Clear windy day. Great views inc Yorkshire. Remote at trig but busier if coming up from gisburn Forrest. Paths through gisburn Forrest difficult to follow due to ever changing Forrest routes and crossover of cycling paths. Worth the maze!


Good condition 5th Apr 2013  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 25th Dec 2012  12:50  by busdriver59

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

A Christmas Day walk


Good condition 10th Apr 2012  12:36  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Trig


Not Logged 8th Mar 2012  14:23  by manonabike

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Parked at the old Lodge now a farm storage area, farm worker said no problem. Boggy approach to pillar but great all round views.


Good condition 16th Feb 2012  16:22  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Further than I thought; boggier than I thought. Lost a glove; found it on the way back, so add a point...


Good condition 1st Sep 2011  14:50  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: SD 75944 59143   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged in conjunction with Tosside,on a circular(ish)walk through Gisburn Forest.Trig on a rocky top is in good nick,plastic plug.Excellent all round views,but a bit hazy.

Whelpstone Crag. Pillar.
Whelpstone Crag. Flush bracket.
Whelpstone Crag. Spider.
Whelpstone Crag. View.


Not Logged 12th Aug 2011  14:58  by AndyKeen

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


Good condition 23rd Jul 2011  17:32  by Paulus66

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from Tosside - a 4 mile return walk the latter of which was very boggy after heavy mid-week rain. Great views once you get there - 360 degrees and it was very clear so the Lake District peaks were visible. Trig in good condition with plastic plug. A pretty remote place even though height wise not that much (1300 ft). The pub at Tosside (Dog & Partridge) is only open Fri-Sun and these days is geared up toward mountain bikers but worth calling in if the weather is ok as there are seats outside.


Good condition 21st May 2011  14:43  by Border Peat

Gridref: SD 75946 59149   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Drove up rd,&track to gate then followed wall to path up onto crag S5620©Border Peat


Good condition 22nd Mar 2011  14:33  by blackboot29

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

walked through Gisburn Forest. lovely clear day, good views


Good condition 9th Jan 2011  11:20  by painterman61

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Liked this summit the trig is set on rocky knoll, reminded me of lake district,really nasty gale blowing me off my feet nearly.Trig in vgc plastic plug great views to stocks forrest and trough of bowland.

Whelpstone Crag trig ©painterman61
Whelpstone Crag trig ©painterman61
Whelpstone Crag top ©painterman61
Whelpstone Crag fb ©painterman61


Good condition 25th Sep 2010  12:30  by wanderer

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 4th Aug 2010  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 75946 59146   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Just for you Anton! 10 out of 10 as it reminds me of 400-ers in Wales. A bit of wilderness, a nice rocky out crop, great views. Weather good too.


Good condition 15th Jun 2010  16:45  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy walk in along row from Whelpstone Lodge...Good views...


©ocean soul


Good condition 23rd Jan 2010  00:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SD 75944 59145   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice place to walk unless you hate mountain bikes Great forest walks on a nice snowy day


Good condition 17th Sep 2009  13:19  by PeteBoggs

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

Miserable wet approach from Brayshaw farm involving trespass and lots of wall climbing


Good condition 2nd Aug 2009  12:35  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: SD 75945 59144   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked through Gisburn Forest from Stocks Reservoir - wet, indistinct paths and new cycle tracks. Great views.


Good condition 10th Jul 2009  12:55  by Historian

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A slog up from Giggleswick Station. The views, however, were worth the effort.


Good condition 26th Apr 2009  14:02  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SD 75946 59145   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Delightful little hill with a quite outstanding 360 panorama on a sunny day.

Whelpstone Crag. There's a perfect sandwich eating spot nearby.
Whelpstone Crag The FB.


Good condition 4th Apr 2009  13:30  by Trig391

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

Trig in vgc, Weather windy and cloudy.

Whelpstone Crag. ©Trig391


Good condition 30th Aug 2008  19:20  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views. Saw a badger on the way down from the crag.

WHELPSTONE CRAG TRIGPOINT ©BILLY COO
WHELPSTONE CRAG FLUSH BRACKET ©BILLY COO


Good condition 12th Jul 2006  12:00  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

On access land, nice view in every direction - quite a woody area. Nearer to Settle than Barnoldswick. Done on a long hike from Long Preston to Hellifield. No cars, on foot.

Whelpstone Crag On the approach from the NE
Whelpstone Crag
Whelpstone Crag Looking NW-ish


Good condition 12th Jun 2005  15:40  by bonatti

Gridref: SD 75940 59145   FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar


Good condition 21st May 2005  13:45  by ted

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Plug replaced by plastic cover; all sighting-holes open with upper surface mark visible. Extensive views of the Ribble valley from the Three Peaks to Pendle.

Whelpstone Crag Trig
Whelpstone Crag Trig towards Penyghent
Whelpstone Crag Trig towards Ingleborough
Whelpstone Crag FB


Good condition 20th Feb 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, plastic cap, fine rocky summit, nice view

S5620 fb ©peregrinus
S5620 top ©peregrinus
S5620 trig ©peregrinus


Good condition 16th Feb 2005  14:24  by langden

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 23rd Apr 1999  00:20  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing.


Good condition 5th Apr 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5620  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar with remnants of white paint amongst rocks on summit. Chased by flock of sheep on descent.



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