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TP6915 - Whitfell
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S5472
OSGB36 Station :
SD47/39
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6915
County :
Cumbria
Nearest town :
DALTON-IN-FURNESS

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
WhitfellSD47/39SD47S039315896.90492995.40572.1092PILLAR01/06/1950201/06/1950N0

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There are 35 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1543rd with 18 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.64/10 (from 45 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th May 1988
Was Last logged: 12th Aug 2017

Of the 45 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 9m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

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Clochandighter Clochandighter lepustimidus lepustimidus GIRTy GIRTy g4wsb g4wsb mntainman mntainman Hartryggers Hartryggers chrisbombington chrisbombington arranc arranc Whitfell Whitfell [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 12th Aug 2017  11:19  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked at Bigert More. Very waterlogged paths meaning wet feet. Low cloud and heavy showers making uncomfortable walking. Breezy on top.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 3rd Jun 2017  12:20  by coinea

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S5472 Whitfell


Good condition 3rd Jun 2017  12:19  by Clochandighter

Gridref: SD 15897 92995   FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Revisit. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters which appears to have been recycled from another pillar. Flush bracket faces ENE, compass measurement 61. Vented through NW sight hole. Near 360 panoramic view, small section to west obstructed by summit cairn.


Good condition 31st Mar 2017  11:27  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Whitfell ©paulxtr


Good condition 7th Jun 2016  14:02  by GIRTy

Gridref: SD 15898 92997   FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A chapter from 'Mol'n'Jed's Excellent Adventures.' ©GIRTy


Not Logged 25th Nov 2015  11:26  by mntainman

Gridref: SD 15897 93000   FB Number: S54B772  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Whitfell trig & cairn


Good condition 9th Sep 2014  17:46  by g4wsb

Gridref: SD 15900 92997   FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 22nd Jun 2014  13:11  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lunchtime walk out and back from Ulpha Bridge.

Whitfell Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Whitfell Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 16th Jun 2014  15:47  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SD 15893 93004   FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked just off Birker Fell Road at SD 17085 97712 > Seat How (Birker Moor) > Rowantree How > White Pike (Birkby Fell) > Woodend Height > Yoadcastle > Hesk Fell > The Pike > Bigert > Whitfell > Stainton Pike > The Knott (Stainton Fell) > Water Crag > Rough Crag (Birker Moor) > SD 17085 97712. Previous visit 22/07/2008



The actual summit


Good condition 13th Apr 2014  08:30  by The PITZ

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found while looking for 'treasure' nearby ;-))


Good condition 17th Nov 2013  12:00  by Moacky

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

Walked up from Corney Fell road to collect geocache


Good condition 2nd Aug 2013  16:55  by weekender

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

http://app.strava.com/activities/71664320


Good condition 7th Jul 2013  10:15  by runblue

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

Visited this trig while competing in the Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon. Day 2 Kirkfell class.

©runblue


Good condition 8th Jun 2013  00:00  by g6lkb

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


Good condition 21st Apr 2013  00:00  by bogdodger

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


Good condition 5th Nov 2012  18:47  by PeteBoggs

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

Parked on minor road to E and headed directly for top - very very boggy! Great views from trig compensated for wet feet

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 11th Jun 2012  12:30  by asbown

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

easy walk up from bigert mire,good views.


Not Logged 10th Jun 2012  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 4th Jun 2012  19:35  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

13 hours and camping on the summit with son Jamie. Glorious evening, fantastic sunset in NW at 9.35 followed 10/15 mins later by full moonrise in SE, followed by beacons being lit forn the Jubillee eve on Black Combe and I counted 15 other hilltop beacon fires to the east and round to the SE and even fireworks across Morecombe Bay at Blackpool. Set alarm for 4 am to spend 30 mins watching glorious pre dawn sky over the Lake District fells with Scafell Pike, Bow Fell north of the sunrise and Old Man of Coniston fells to the south of the eventual sunrise at 4.50 in the NE. All absolutely wonderful. Eventually bedded down for more sleep right through to about 08.30 Tuesday 5th. More overcast now and by the time we got down the hill to the east and the little collection of houses at Brigert Mire, there were a few bits of drizzle in the air. Sean from N Ireland but living in Preston, who'd kindly said we could park my car next to his holiday house wall, offered Jamie and I a cup of tea, while his shyish 5 and 7 year olds wandered down in their pyjamas and wondered who this strange man and boy were in their kitchen.

sunset silhouette sunset 21.33 4th June 2012 Jubilee eve©vegibagger
dawn trig the glorious dawn 4.46am with Old man of Coniston ridge to the right©vegibagger
Scafell dawn sihouette pre dawn sihouette at 4.18am 30 mins before sunrise, Englands highest peaks. L to R Great Gable Scafell, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Esk Pike, Bowfell©vegibagger


Good condition 15th Feb 2012  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 30th Oct 2011  15:00  by VivTheTrig

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Climbed as part of a hoovering up outstanding Wainwright Outliers/Birkett bagging circuit of The Pike, Hesk Fell, Yoadcastle, Stainton Fell, Whitfell and Bigertmire - and I was only missing the last 3! Started from the SE where parking is extremely limited; I parked in the only spot I found by a widening at a gate at GR179921 on OL6. Easy ascent of The Pike direct from the bridleway above Pike Side Farm. Then mainly pathless but straightforward underfoot all the way until you join the bridleway where it becomes enclosed above Bigert Mire Farm. I walked in cloud and on compass bearings most of the day and saw diddly squat - hence the 5 rating. I am sure the view is fab on a good day as I was fortunate to see what I assume are similar vistas when I climbed the Buckbarrow grouping to the south in wonderful pin sharp weather. One warning - Bigertmire pasture is not called "mire" for nothing and the bridleway linking Waberthwaite with Bigertmire isn't clear underfoot - well if it is, I didn't see it! I saw no-one else all day.

The summit Approaching the trig point and the huge cairn in the mist©VivTheTrig
The trig The cairn on Whitfell over the top of the trig in mist©VivTheTrig


Good condition 22nd Oct 2011  18:15  by painterman61

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

Parked at biggert more hamlet walked up bridleway Very wet and boggy went throgh gate then stright up fell face steep but steady pace again the wind was wild at the top.trig in good condition no plug spider stamped as on caw the sky had cleared over the high fells and the view to them was special from here you could see down the coast clearly as well this one is only a bit lower than black combe and is a maralyn .Also a big cairn/shelter tumulus.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
stampers ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 13th Apr 2009  12:35  by amblerbob

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Circuit of Birkett's from Corney Fell Road on a lovely day.


Not Logged 2nd Nov 2008  16:50  by peebs

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

©peebs


Good condition 15th Dec 2007  10:45  by MBFace

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cold and windy with the mist down. Nothing to see apart from artistic frost formations on the grass (and too cold to spend time photographing them!).


Good condition 26th Aug 2007  10:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 15900 93000   FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I approached Whitfell from the south parking in the lay-by at the summit of the fell road between Corney and Duddon Bridge (near to Stoneside Hill )I’ve used this lay-by before when bagging Black Combe that was a big mistake as its very hard going in that direction (spongy ) However it proved to be an excellent choice to approach Whitfell , from this point its about two and half miles to Whitfell mostly over short grassy paths with only gentle climbs, I set off north along a track beside the wall towards Buckbarrow ,at pegs crag the wall jumps up on to a big bolder before continuing towards Buck Barrow and as I approached this point the wall end takes on a distinctly triglike shape (I didn’t look for a FB honest ) continuing onwards I decided to skirt around Buckbarrows eastern side as it was shrouded in cloud intending to visit its summit on the way back, there are large boulders strewn about in this area and I managed to slip off one spraining my wrist luckily my camera was safely packed away in my rook sack (I slipped doing Ben Nevis and smashed my old camera) pushing on I also skirted round Burn Moor the cloud mostly clearing as I approached whitfell summit with its beehive shaped summit cairn and well built shelter this proved to be very welcome as the wind was quite strong, The views from whitfell are magnificent to the north the high western fells Scafell etc look very impressive turning right Harter sits in front of Bowfell then the wonderful langdale pikes Can be seen next the Coniston range comes into view followed by the Dunnerdale fells then the distant Morecambe bay looking south now Buckbarrow is now cloud free with Black Combe in the distance to the east The Irish Sea with Sellafield further up the coast, this trig is certainly spoilt for views and I think well worth a revisit some time, heading back I again skirted round Burnmoor as the wind was quite strong now but I did visit the summit of Buckbarrow this place looks like a massive fortress when approached from the north and well worth a visit, then down the track and back to the lay-by, A great walk highly recommended

Whitfell Whitfell Trig with inserts FB and nonplug
View towards the high western fells
Triglike wall end approching buckbarrow


Good condition 6th May 2007  00:00  by caroleengel

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


Slightly damaged 3rd Dec 2006  12:33  by earl grey

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Visited this trig on one of the windiest days for years I literaly had to hang on to the trig to keep from being blown off the summit.


Good condition 1st Jul 2006  15:38  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Fine views. Trig dwarfed by nearby cairn.

Whitfell TP seen from nearby cairn.
Whitfell Flush bracket.


Not Logged 11th Jun 2006  00:00  by IWC

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


Good condition 27th Dec 2005  11:10  by izzardno2

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

A very nice view up here on a cold frosty morning!


Good condition 1st Mar 2004  22:21  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

last lakes marilyn!


Good condition 21st Nov 2003  13:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Climbed with Stephen Boff.


Good condition 12th Oct 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc; no plug; JLC SEC inscribed on spider; just E of & c.1m lower than summit cairn/tumulus


Good condition 3rd Oct 2003  15:00  by lepustimidus

Gridref: SD 15896 92996   FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 27th Apr 2003  18:09  by Fellwanderer

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 23rd Mar 2003  08:50  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached from the cattle grid at the top of the minor road that crosses Thwaites Fell.


Not Logged 6th Dec 2001  12:42  by Chalky

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


Good condition 8th Jun 2000  14:48  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 24th Sep 1998  12:14  by arranc

Gridref: SD 15900 93000   FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th Oct 1997  11:42  by fasgadh

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

Sun above swirling cloud. A very warm autumn weekend in the Lakes. Trig is dwarfed by a big cairn.

Trig above the Clouds. Whitfell, Autumn 1997


Good condition 24th Sep 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 14th Apr 1995  19:31  by earl grey

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A fell I have climbed many times,with my 2 dogs. With good views from the summit.


Good condition 3rd Jul 1991  11:42  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited to record FB number. The pillar was completed in July 1949 costing 34.14s.1d. In 1950 this marker was computed for triangulation as secondary station SD47/39 in the Barrow-in-Furness block. Flush bracket S5472 was levelled for height also in 1950. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in August 1977. Spider retained OS centre boss with engraved or stamped lettering in July 1991. I believe that has since been misappropriated.


Good condition 20th May 1988  16:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S5472  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

First trains from Manchester to Silecroft then Black Combe, Whitfell then tracks and lanes to Broughton in Furness. Snowdonia visible from summit



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