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TP6876 - Whitcliffe
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 9938th with 89 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.20/10 (from 25 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Apr 1999
Was Last logged: 11th Aug 2017

Of the 25 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 30m
The average error was 9m
2 were exact

Studley Park Church Spire Studley Park Church Spire manonabike manonabike slateloose slateloose srichy20 srichy20 caroleengel caroleengel The RockKnocker The RockKnocker MickandKim MickandKim Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy Clochandighter Clochandighter Whitcliffe Whitcliffe [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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By srichy20
That's my 250 th logged Pillar.
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 11th Aug 2017  13:40  by slateloose

Gridref: SE 29800 68500   FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from west lane, the field surrounding the small wood is now corn stubble after harvesting.

Good condition 21st Jan 2017  12:09  by srichy20

Gridref: SE 29799 68529   FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

parked on West Lane Ripon and walked up muddy but well made track to farm on Whithilll. No one in so followed hedge to top if hill then over field to copse.

That's my 250 th logged Pillar.

Good condition 31st Oct 2016  12:00  by ger

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at Studley Roger - on ROW up to field entrance approx. W of pillar - three field edges then across to trig (mainly tram line through newly planted crop). Trig at edge of a copse-nice situation albeit 'trespass'.

Good condition 29th Dec 2015  15:23  by painterman61

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in housing estate in ripon and walked 1.5 km south down tarmac then across field to trig.Was a job to find almost gave up, tarmac plug trig ok.Last trig of 2015!

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61

Good condition 7th Sep 2015  07:31  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycled down lane from SW at SE277670, near church. This becomes a track for some 700 metres, before a junction and tarmac down into Ripon. No immediate gateways into fields, so found a thin place in hedge to push branches aside. In nettle infested corner of wood across freshly ploughed field.

Good condition 12th Jul 2015  10:40  by redDragon

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Tough one this, trig is on NE side of tree copse in a cropfield, in view of 2 farms. Accessed field south of ROW junction, and used tractor tracks through crops. There was no one about in the south farm so I was okay.

Good condition 15th Jun 2015  18:28  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked next to bridleway/road heading South West from trig and walked up through crop field along tracks. Completely surrounded by nettles, had to improvise to beat my way through as in shorts! Not much of a view.


Inaccessible 8th Jun 2014  11:01  by CJO

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

will have to return in the autumn.

Whitcliffe Pillar surrounded by arable land.

Good condition 5th Sep 2013  07:01  by The RockKnocker

Gridref: SE 29802 68530   FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Me and Marie went to Ripon market today and this was the nearest trig that we had not visited so we set off to find it. We asked permision from the farmer to walk across the stuble fields and he was happy to let us.

Marie at Whitcliffe Trig
Me at Whitcliffe trig

Good condition 3rd Jul 2013  15:20  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SE 29800 68534   FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th December 1953 costing 13.19s.3d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station SE38/T104 in 1955. Levelled for height in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in March 1975. SITE VISIT: Approached from north. Parked on SW side of West Lane at SE302698. Followed mapped bridleway to NW corner of trig field. In wooded copse totally surrounded by arable field. Followed tramlines to avoid crop damage. There should be legitimate access to a location like this. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre plugged with tar. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~334. Vented through SE sight hole. Outook is through trees and spans 135 from WNW through north to ENE, remainder totally blocked by trees.

S7876 - Whitcliffe pillar & GRP

Good condition 4th Mar 2012  15:40  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SE 29800 68533   FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

In a small spinney on hill between two farms. Seemingly popular with birdlife - about a cm of guano had to be scraped off top of trig.

Good condition 4th Mar 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SE 29799 68532   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I accessed from Markenfield Hall which has a car park for visitors to the hall. The fence around the trig copse was no problem.

Good condition 28th Feb 2012  19:10  by PeteBoggs

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

As mentioned in other logs its in-between 2 farms and on raised ground but ok if you're quick


Good condition 28th Oct 2011  15:15  by wanderer

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 26th Feb 2011  13:00  by MickandKim

Gridref: SE 29802 68530   FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ploughed field,Trig just in woods

Unreachable but visible 28th Aug 2010  14:31  by wrose

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Unfortunately the field I need to be in had not been harvested and it would have meant forcing a way though the crops. Add to the fact that the adjacent field was being harvested any entry I made would immediately have been observed. Added to my winter re-visit list!

S7876 Whitcliffe It\'s in the bit of woodland - somewhere!

Good condition 9th Apr 2010  16:20  by trigofthedump

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

View is worthy of at least 6 but as described by learned members its nerve racking getting to it! I expected gun fire at any moment. FB plate appears smaller than usual; must measure them to be sure, um.


Good condition 28th Oct 2009  12:30  by Original Pickaxe

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This Trig is located at the summit of a hill within a hilltop wood. The photograph showing the hilltop wood doesn't show that it is actually quite a steep incline. I walked the perimeter of the field until I came to a point where I could make a charge on the summit as quickly as possibe without being viewed by either of the neighbouring farm dwellings. It felt like an assault on a hilltop battlement. Puffing and wheezing after some rapid exertions I found a way through the barbed wire fence into the wood which is full of bird feeders for pheasant rearing or something like. So now I was worried I was going to get done for attempted poaching. Anyway found the trig all in good nick with infilled Spider cap, views through the bracken to nearby Ripon. O/S website indicates 1955 as computing year and the height a/s/l as 98.916 metres (324.53 feet). All logged and a hasty retreat beaten before being rumbled.

Trig ©Original Pickaxe
Hilltop wood in the background ©Original Pickaxe
Flush Bracket ©Original Pickaxe
Spider ©Original Pickaxe

Good condition 1st Jan 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 2nd Aug 2008  14:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th Feb 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, asphalt cap, in E edge of copse in arable field

Good condition 28th Jun 2005  18:50  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

ted's got it to a tee! the trouble starts, trying to get into the field hat contains the crops in the first place... i couldn't find a way directly through the hedgerow, so opted for the lower field with an electric fence, i only found out it was electric when i touched it through the hawthorn...went further down to the gate into this field, rolled under the fence, crossed the field, rolled under the far side (uphill) and jumped the barbed wire with the aid of an oak tree. RIGHT! i'm in a wheat field, tractor tracks all go ACCROSS my path to the trees, so it's a matter of weaving left to right along them in sight of Ted's farm, oh yes then there's more barbed wire and nettles to get into the mini wood. Retreat is the opposite of entry, but with a strange smug sense of satisfaction!!!

Good condition 4th Jun 2005  14:05  by ted

FB Number: S7876  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Small patch of woodland in the middle of field; slightly awkward access through crop via tractor lines. Somewhat visible to nearby farm. Trig overgrown; plug replaced by concrete. Would have had good views over Ripon originally.

Whitcliffe trig
Whitcliffe FB
Whitcliffe trig

Not Logged 16th Apr 2002  15:37  by manonabike

Gridref: SE 29800 68500   FB Number: S7876  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 22nd Apr 1999  19:32  by vegibagger

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

2 metres inside NW side of copse in middle of field still sunny evening birds singing in the copse

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