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TP0689 - Criffell
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S1557
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP96
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0689
County :
Dumfries & Galloway
Nearest town :
DUMFRIES

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
CriffellPP96PP096295725.25561867.65569.6711PILLAR01/06/1937201/06/1954N0

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There are 52 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 777th with 18 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.95/10 (from 60 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th May 1994
Was Last logged: 1st Aug 2020

Of the 60 logged visits,
19 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 72m
The average error was 13m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©SianC
Criffell
By CJO
Criffel
By AFWFCL16

By greenbell
Cloudy day on Criffel
By Stuart Cowan
FB
By peregrinus
See 46 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 1st Aug 2020  11:50  by SianC

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

My hardest won trig! Unbelievably muddy path up, but worth it for the stunning views from the top.

©SianC


Good condition 13th Sep 2019  11:03  by CJO

Gridref: NX 95724 61867   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Revisit. Cap missing and cool breeze. Path wet above forest.

Criffell


Good condition 2nd Apr 2019  10:43  by WanderingSal

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


Damaged 30th Mar 2019  13:30  by AFWFCL16

Gridref: NX 95700 61800   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Criffel


Not Logged 18th Mar 2019  22:27  by hillgorilla

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

Visited nmany a time.


Slightly damaged 7th May 2018  13:09  by greenbell

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

An unwise expedition given the weather forecast so it's very much a look at that interesting stretch of sand experience. The footpath works mentioned in earlier logs including 2010 appear to have gone for the rest I wish I'd taken today. Ridiculous this hill is not being looked after, I know there are purists who oppose flagging but all I can say after a wonderful 3 weeks in Scotland it makes me proud of the good work done in Derbyshire and Yorkshire to protect the hills. Urrgh.



Poor hill, I'd be happy to donate to any footpath works...


Good condition 23rd Mar 2018  11:55  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 20th Mar 2018  10:54  by mntainman

Gridref: NX 95726 61867   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Criffel


Good condition 1st Dec 2017  11:30  by thekirkiepirate

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


Good condition 26th Oct 2017  22:51  by Wayne Mac

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

Muddiest track up a fell I have ever encountered. some serious work needs doing on this before somebody sinks in and never comes out alive lol


Not Logged 10th Jul 2017  15:50  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Walked up from New Abbey, the route was very boggy and we encountered adders and loads of flies. It was a relief to get to the top where the views are stunning. Glad we did it but have no plans to go up again.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Good condition 6th Apr 2017  12:57  by painterman61

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Always wanted to do this having spent many years seeing it from the lakes.Walked up from ardwall a bloke walking his dog quipped it goes boggy halfway up and the mist will come in !He was right about the bogginess but the views were clear and great trig was in vgc cold wind though had to put on gloves.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
Cairn ©painterman61


Good condition 6th Apr 2017  12:55  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked up with P61 on 7 Trig day out,fantastic views from the summit.

Approach
Trig
Panoramic
Panoramic
Panoramic
Panoramic
View to Loch Kindar


Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2017  11:14  by jonglew

Gridref: NX 95727 61871   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Passed painterman61 and Earby Rambler when descending although didn't know they were triggers! Nice hill, lot of prominence. Good, well-made path up through the forest then muck. Large chip from RHS top edge and horizontal fracture extending all faces at flush bracket level. Extensive panorama. Was sure I'd taken the usual photos, but none found on my camera, just a general summit shot - bizarre.

Pillar is the little think in background TP0689©jonglew


Good condition 7th Sep 2016  14:51  by kimadamson

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


Good condition 26th Jun 2016  12:29  by Dumfriesmike

Gridref: NX 95718 61876   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Back here again. Midsummer weekend - windy, low cloud, and rain on the way....


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2016  16:48  by descarte1

Gridref: NX 95724 61866   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Good condition pillar atop Criffel. Marked as slightly damaged due to minor chipping to the top and a large crack appearing around the entire pillar at FB height. FB faces north-ish with south-ish sighthole open only. Cap missing and no plug present. Plaque affixed to FB side. Accessed from the north via Ardwall. The path works have been completed up to the tree line after which it's pretty boggy going right to the top. Superb views today especially to the north. Lakes were clagged over.


Slightly damaged 7th Aug 2015  10:20  by Stuart Cowan

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Spider centre cap broken.

Criffel Cairn and Trig Point
Cloudy day on Criffel
Ordnance Survey Contact Details Plate Plate fixed to side of Pillar located above Flush Bracket
Ordnance Survey Contact Details Plate Plate fixed to side of Pillar located above Flush Bracke


Good condition 26th May 2015  00:00  by Dumfriesmike

Gridref: NX 95725 61875   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 24th Apr 2015  10:00  by DanTrig

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

3 mile walk up and down Criffel, walked up normal very muddy path to summit, we started in perfect sunshine, when we got to the top you could barely see anything so foggy/cloudy, shame really we heard the views were spectacular from here!


Good condition 28th Dec 2014  12:24  by paulxtr

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic panoramic view thanks to the crystal clear air today, although Cross Fell & the North Pennines were shrouded in cloud (as usual!)

Criffell ©paulxtr


Good condition 18th Oct 2014  11:52  by CJO

Gridref: NX 95725 61870   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

remains of plastic cap. windy. low cloud mud.

Criffell


Good condition 20th Sep 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NX 95729 61865   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From Ardwall, track continues thru' forest following stream to forest boundary. Then good path to trig


Good condition 4th May 2013  17:59  by AFWFCL16

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


Good condition 19th Feb 2013  16:57  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Up from walkers car park at Ardwall. Well made path until the gate in the fence to the open fell is reached,once through the new looking gate the route directly up the hillside is reputedly very muddy but was frozen solid today. Nice view of the sun as it started to set but no other views due to the haze. Trig in good condition but a rather wet area to negotiate between it & the huge cairn.


Good condition 7th Sep 2012  12:10  by g4wsb

Gridref: NX 95729 61866   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

FOG!! Crack appearing near bottom.GM/SS-130

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
New gate©g4wsb


Good condition 17th Mar 2012  10:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NX 95725 61868   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice walk half path half bog. Sunny day. Met a man on way down who started walking up Criffell on his 70th birthday and has walked it three times a week since He has done it over 1000 times and is still going strong - Unbelieveable! Well done old man!


Not Logged 20th May 2011  21:14  by susan graham

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


Good condition 9th Apr 2011  14:45  by Marramintar

Gridref: NX 95700 61800   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely hill with great views, trig not as white as it once was, no centre

Criffel Trig and Solway Trigpoint on Criffel with the Solway


Good condition 14th Jul 2010  12:21  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NX 95726 61868   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Path works are still on progress, beyond the trees it's still very boggy. On the way back I followed the very pleasant ridge north over the small top, this gives a much better line of approach.


Good condition 18th Jun 2010  17:00  by Sandman

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


Good condition 2nd Jun 2010  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 17th Apr 2010  12:55  by MBFace

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Can see Criffel across the Solway on a good day - about time we went up it!!!

Criffel


Good condition 12th Apr 2010  12:17  by andyc

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very boggy path undergoing extensive works in the forest, should be much easy by the autumn. Summit itself has fantastic views and dominates the area despite its relatively diminutive height.


Good condition 14th Mar 2010  08:43  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, GPS plaque, remains of what I think was an old brown plastic cap, with thin layer of cement on top also broken. From NE, car park at Ardwall, track, bouldery path, a bit boggy beyond the forest fence but less so than I remember from 15 years earlier. First of the day, hazy view, cold wind. I recorded no damage other than a few slight blemishes in the concrete.

FB
Top
Trig
Trig


Damaged 23rd Jul 2009  13:50  by peebs

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

©peebs
©peebs


Good condition 12th Jun 2009  10:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NX 95725 61868   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Seeing Criffel so many times from the Lakeland Fells I just had to pop over the Solway for a look in the opposite direction and I was not disappointed magnificent views, walking up by Craigrockall Burn clambering over Cliffels granite boulders makes for an interesting ascent recent tree harvesting and natural regrowth giving a fresh airy feel, wonderful.

Criffel Trig Criffel Trig with insert FB


Good condition 4th Jun 2009  13:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From Ardwall Mains car park which contained 10 cars on a Thursday lunch time on a dry but cloudy day...so very popular hill.


Good condition 26th Apr 2009  12:31  by Fester

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

Would have given it a possible 10 if the top few hundred feet had been clear..! Boggy path not too bad today..


Good condition 11th Oct 2008  11:36  by coinea

Gridref: NX 95727 61871   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S1557 Criffell.m


Good condition 11th Oct 2008  11:31  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NX 95728 61866   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in car park at NX970634. Path all the way to summit. Pillar VGC. Spider plugged with cement. Flush bracket faces 37, NE. Vented through SW sight hole. This marker was computed for triangulation as primary station PP96 in 1937. The flush bracket was levelled for height in 1954. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in 1988.

S1557 - Criffell pillar & FB


Not Logged 8th Sep 2008  16:30  by adambro

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

Found the geocache at the same time.


Good condition 26th Apr 2007  22:21  by Jango & Boba Fett

Gridref: NX 95724 61870   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Came up in darkness and cloud cover through the very boggy path. Pillar is in good condition with a bituminous top plug. Moon broke through cloud and great night time views to the south.


Good condition 24th Dec 2006  13:50  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Magical conditions which persisted for several days over Christmas: fog all over the Lakes and SW Scotland, but above about 400m you were in glorious sunshine, looking down on it as if from a plane. Only the highest hills were poking through, brocken spectres - the lot!

Criffel Summit area.
Criffel Flush bracket side looking a bit tatty.
Criffel Looking towards the Lakes.
Criffel Summit area and cloud inversion.
Criffel Brocken spectre.


Good condition 13th Oct 2006  11:40  by G4OWG

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

Should be 8 but low cloud spoilt views - it was Friday the thirteenth. Very boggy ascent.


Good condition 3rd Oct 2006  19:18  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

took the standard boggy route up, and down. there was a crap memorial up here



Good condition 9th Sep 2006  16:50  by flipflopnick

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Always referred to this hill from Lakeland summits. Now been to its top, know what to expect. Boggy, slip potential, Easy route from Ardwall mains. set Geocache (SOTA) and waymark. Hot and humid so views not the best.


Good condition 14th May 2006  13:34  by vegibagger

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

overcast with slight nippy wind and with Jamie day after Scottish Cup final Gretna v Hearts


Good condition 15th Jan 2006  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: NX 95718 61848   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 27th Jul 2004  08:59  by NormanW

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


Good condition 7th Jan 2003  12:10  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

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

Up and down from Sweetheart Abbey. A bit boggy/slushy on the climb but wonderful on top.

©lonesome_cowboy_burt


Good condition 5th Oct 2002  14:00  by Isosceles

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

One of my first trig point vists. I'd long wanted to climb Criffel as it is often visible from the West Cumbrian coast. Not sure of exact date of visit and no FB close up as I hadn't thought of visiting trig points anywhere at this stage. Not the most enjoyable fell walk I've done as the route was boggy. I lost a new walking pole on this walk too. Grr! Revisited on an uncomfortably hot and humid 12th July 2005 to get proper photos. Never again.

©Isosceles


Good condition 8th Aug 2002  00:00  by Am fear liath mor

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy walk from Ardwall with fine view of Solway and Cumbria.


Good condition 27th Oct 2000  12:18  by arranc

Gridref: NX 95700 61900   FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 10th Apr 1999  08:48  by Chalky

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


Good condition 15th Feb 1999  10:30  by Bridgeman

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

On this occasion walked from New Abbey on circular walk but been to summit before.


Good condition 14th Apr 1998  11:00  by Trigglets

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 14th Mar 1997  14:00  by fasgadh

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

Hill always looks higher than it really is, its so isolated. The usual way up is a nightmare of bog - avoid! I did not and found it a flounder. Good views of the Solway and Lake District. Usually a Doonhamer in situ.


Not Logged 24th Feb 1995  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted


Good condition 25th May 1994  12:38  by jimmy

FB Number: S1557  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

a superb hill looking south to the Lake Hills



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