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TP6948 - Willingdon Hill
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S3985
OSGB36 Station :
TQ00/T93
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP6948
County :
East Sussex
Nearest town :
EASTBOURNE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Willingdon HillTQ00/T93TQ00T093557711.88100939.30201.2133PILLAR01/06/1947101/06/1970N0

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There are 43 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2490th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.28/10 (from 69 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Jan 1995
Was Last logged: 18th Aug 2019

Of the 69 logged visits,
25 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 40m
The average error was 12m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


©Hawklord

©Hawklord

©Hawklord

©andypad

©andypad
Trig in the fog
By JamesA60

By mntainman
Spider and plug
©Managra
See 35 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 18th Aug 2019  17:02  by catman

Gridref: TQ 57712 00945   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 22nd Jul 2019  00:00  by Hawklord

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Just off the South Downs Way.


Slightly damaged 22nd Jul 2019  00:00  by Hawklord

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Just off the South Downs Way.

©Hawklord
©Hawklord
©Hawklord


Good condition 20th Jun 2019  13:43  by andypad

Gridref: TQ 57714 00944   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©andypad
©andypad


Good condition 30th May 2019  15:00  by simon.ritchie

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

Directions: Butts Lane postcode is BN20 9EN. It's two lanes but steep and fairly narrow. The car park is about 1Km up and charges by the hour. The trig is 10-15 minutes walk further along the ridge. Head approximately South as Slateloose said in another log. On the way, pass a radio mast and a memorial to a bomber crew whose plane crashed here in the second war. The aim of my visit was to test an Emlid GPS device when receiving corrections from the igs-ip.net NTRIP station at Hertmonceaux Castle. Good weather and nice views when I got to the car park but by the time I got to the trig, a thick mist had come in. Visibility and GPS performance fell markedly. Most of the time my device could only see a couple of satellites, only occasionally four, which is the minimum for a fix. (In the car park it could see about ten.) The position it gave me was 557713.92, 100938.917, height 201.594m, so out by about 1m East, 10cm North, 30cm height. Not bad because it's about 12Km from the station, and I've read that NTRIP correction starts to lose accuracy around 10Km from the source.


Good condition 23rd Mar 2019  14:35  by Biffin

Gridref: TQ 57713 00939   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

With GrowlerOutdoor on SDW bike ride.


Not Logged 23rd Mar 2019  14:34  by GrowlerOutdoor

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

Bagged with Biffin


Slightly damaged 3rd Nov 2018  10:30  by Mick Worsfold

Gridref: TQ 57700 00900   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th May 2018  09:55  by RichardM

Gridref: TQ 57714 00938   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

First of the day on an an optimistic venture to cycle the South Downs Way with paniers loaded with camping gear.


Slightly damaged 9th Apr 2018  14:35  by JamesA60

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Found in good condition on the way to the South Downs Geotour cache

The trig in the fog
Trig in the fog


Good condition 23rd Jan 2018  16:50  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unlike my earlier five days walking on this trip a damp morning. Left Eastbourne YHA and joined South Downs Way. Soon in clouds with little visibility.


Good condition 18th Sep 2017  13:37  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: TQ 57716 00942   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Some very heavy storms out over the sea and over Eastbourne. Fortunately we have missed them - or they missed us.


Good condition 27th Aug 2017  12:47  by slateloose

Gridref: TQ 57700 00900   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove up Butt lane to small car park and walked south along track to trig. Very warm and a bit hazy now.


Good condition 14th May 2017  11:00  by Ossie

FB Number: S3986  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  14:29  by lost!

Gridref: TQ 57712 00948   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice views, trig bagged while out geocaching.

Willingdon Hill Trig


Not Logged 9th Apr 2017  15:35  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged on a cracking day walking from nearby Black Robin Farm.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Good condition 7th Jan 2017  10:00  by bwm

Gridref: TQ 57711 00932   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very foggy


Good condition 27th Nov 2016  11:33  by JohRvs

Gridref: TQ 57712 00940   FB Number: S3985   Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked up to the Trigpoint and summit from the car park at the top of Butts Lane with Helen & Molly. Seems a popular place for dog walkers with great views over Eastbourne.


Good condition 5th Sep 2016  16:45  by lackofluke

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 5th Sep 2016  16:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Drover up to the car park at the top of Butts Lane, 1.00 for an hour. Easy walk to trig and summit.


Good condition 19th Jul 2016  15:15  by mountainwanderer

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

©mountainwanderer


Slightly damaged 24th May 2016  13:00  by Velosaurus

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

I brought the wife and dog up to Butts Brow for a walk today and happened to pass by here.

The dog at the trip point ©Velosaurus
The flush bracket ©Velosaurus


Slightly damaged 23rd May 2016  14:01  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

P115. Nice walk up from parking to pillar. Nice wee memorial on the way.




Slightly damaged 17th Feb 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 57714 00947   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

HuMP to N. Free parking to SE


Good condition 29th Aug 2015  13:49  by ukandystreet

Gridref: TQ 57715 00940   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found whilst walking the South Downs Way into Eastbourne.


Good condition 18th Jul 2015  19:30  by RichardL

Gridref: TQ 57710 00945   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

8th of 9 for the day, collected whilst riding the length of the South Downs Way.


Good condition 24th Mar 2015  09:17  by micks trigs

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

first of the day reached via car park then walk to top of hill pillar in good condition great views of eastbourne and beyond

©micks trigs


Good condition 11th Mar 2015  17:21  by mntainman

Gridref: TQ 57714 00942   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Feb 2015  11:40  by samtrev

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 23rd Oct 2014  14:44  by weirdbeard

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


Good condition 14th Jun 2014  11:58  by Eclipse

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Fourth and last trig of the night, whilst supporting a couple of mates while they run the South downs way 100m


Good condition 9th Apr 2014  10:30  by TheTrigHunter!

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

Passed on our hike from Beachy Head to Southease.


Good condition 5th Apr 2014  14:14  by rams

Gridref: TQ 57700 00900   FB Number: 3985  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

WILLINGDON HILL
WILLINGDON HILL


Slightly damaged 5th Apr 2014  14:05  by tomytucker

Gridref: TQ 57700 00900   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

2nd trig today sunny and bright good views all-round, plug missing from top og trig


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  14:43  by stignest

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

no plug but otherwise fine, a nice climb up bridleway from Oxendean.


Good condition 28th Jul 2013  14:15  by Cottonlegs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Saw this on a Brambles walk with Terry Brown as leader


Slightly damaged 22nd May 2013  16:00  by Dumfriesmike

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


Slightly damaged 1st May 2013  12:18  by geodruth

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

Parked in pay and display nearby (free - both machines broken). Windy and sunny stroll up to this. Stunning views.


Good condition 4th Apr 2013  00:00  by Bramley

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

Up from car park


Slightly damaged 30th Mar 2013  14:53  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 57718 00940   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 1st Mar 2013  09:30  by arranc

Gridref: TQ 57712 00947   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

no view - mist.


Slightly damaged 15th Feb 2013  09:22  by asbown

Gridref: TQ 57708 00931   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

easy walk from car park,lovely views


Slightly damaged 12th Sep 2012  15:39  by jonglew

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy access up onto the hill with convenient car park - mainly seems to be dog walkers. Walked the 800m to the trig on easy wide grassy paths. Pillar is in good condition but is marked 'slightly damaged' due to missing plug. Good views, but starting to get a little misty this time of the day.

Pillar TP6948©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6948©jonglew


Slightly damaged 18th Jun 2012  19:31  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Came up via Jevington and the bridleway through Friston Forest. Good views of Eastbourne.


Slightly damaged 10th Apr 2012  13:29  by qmaster

Gridref: TQ 57700 00900   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Hazy views over Eastbourne


Slightly damaged 29th Oct 2011  10:45  by hotbox16

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Great views. Highest point on our walk.


Slightly damaged 6th Oct 2010  17:10  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Visiting a nearby Geocache. Great views up here.


Damaged 28th Jun 2010  14:25  by kevinteacosy

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Found whilst out Geocaching. Fantastic view across the Downs, but the pillar has a significant amount of graffiti and the plug is missing - hole is filled with rubbish.


Slightly damaged 8th Mar 2010  10:57  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: TQ 57713 00941   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

GPSr gave elevation 203m. Superb views out over Eastbourne and the Pevensey Levels to Bexhill and Hastings. The nuclear power station at Dungeness was even visible as a 'hazy island' right out on the horizon.

Willingdon Hill Trig and the view ENE


Slightly damaged 31st Dec 2009  08:30  by Cipollini

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Parked at Butts Lane car park - along with what seemed like all of Eastbourne's dog owners - and straightforward walk S to top of hill and TP. Plug gone with traces of blue figures under/on old white paint. Grey and cold, so only murky sea and downland views.

Blue man on Willingdon Hill TP ©Cipollini
Willingdon Hill TP looking SW ©Cipollini


Slightly damaged 12th Sep 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

easy walk from car park

with friends S3985©Border Peat


Slightly damaged 15th Aug 2009  19:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

It took an hour to drive here from Beachy Head as we got caught in the traffic coming from the air show. It seems to go on for day and days this air show. It is about a 800m walk from the car park along easy paths. The top of the hill is on a hillock just north of the trig itself. Went down and rejoined the traffic but gave up quickly and didved into the British Queen pub for a nice tea.


Good condition 13th Aug 2009  16:27  by senrabyar

Gridref: TQ 57712 00948   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surprised by the large number of cars in the Butts Lane car park. The reason became apparent as we were subjected to continuous noise from the 'Red Arrows' and others performing over Eastbourne sea front.


Good condition 24th Jul 2009  11:40  by Chalky

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider open.


Slightly damaged 29th Oct 2008  08:45  by Jim Hawkins

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Has been Graffittied


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2008  15:45  by The Slaughter Family

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Fabulous view so score of 10. Plug missing and paint fading fast.

Trig DS and the Trig©The Slaughter Family
The View ©The Slaughter Family


Slightly damaged 1st Jul 2008  13:10  by Proper Cheddar

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Passed on day walk from Seaford to Eastbourne.


Slightly damaged 28th Apr 2007  11:09  by Midnight

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Plug missing, plus graffiti on piller. Easy walk from car park at the end of Butts lane. Fantastic views.


Slightly damaged 28th Aug 2006  12:40  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: TQ 57714 00939   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Just off Southdowns way. Plug Missing. Graffiti on pillar Great views.

©Clanfield Rambler


Good condition 8th May 2006  14:01  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great South Downs Location - located just off South Downs Way - great views in all directions - pillar in reasonable condition - plus missing.



Slightly damaged 12th Apr 2006  18:06  by McShug

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Could do with a lick of paint. No plug in the top.


Good condition 22nd Oct 2005  13:15  by Managra

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We parked in the council estate and took the steep path up onto the downs. This was once white, but now has stylised grafitti on two faces, and the plug and FB are both sprayed dark green. Fantastic views. Missing plug.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Trigpoint ©Managra
Spider and plug ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra


Good condition 12th Mar 2005  10:30  by DanTrig

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

Parked at Exceat, walked through Friston Forest up to Willingdon Hill trig, along to East Dean Hill and Beachy Head trig, back over the Seven Sisters to Exceat, 15.5 miles and 3 trigs.


Slightly damaged 24th Jun 2003  11:49  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 57711 00950   FB Number: S3985  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

Located on the eastern end of the South Downs about 4 miles north of Beachy Head. Great views all round, with the coast from Hastings to Seaford being visible. The centre plug is missing, and someone has given the pillar a paint job. The sides are white with the top and flush bracket being black.

TP6948 TP6948 at Willingdon Hill©Alan Grove
TP6948 FB TP6948's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove
TP6948 Plug Top of TP6948 showing the missing plug©Alan Grove
TP6948 View East The view from TP6948 to the east across Pevensey Levels towards Hastings©Alan Grove
TP6948 View West The view from TP6948 west towards Seaford Head©Alan Grove


Good condition 15th Mar 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; white ; no plug


Good condition 31st Jul 2000  17:00  by Ivanhoe

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pristine whitewashed pillar, overlooking good views of Eastbourne.


Good condition 7th Jun 2000  15:30  by Bridgeman

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

Fourteen mile circular walk from Westdean via Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. Heading back via Jevington.


Good condition 18th May 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3985  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 1st Jan 1995  13:35  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: TQ 57712 00939   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This is probably the first Trig Point I ever visited, I first saw this Trig many years ago when on a practice hike with the 23rd Eastbourne Scouts. I later became a regular visitor to this Trig on morning cycles, afternoon walks and even went up to visit it with best mate Joe after a night of 70's disco clubbing. (Other visitors to this Trig are Joe, Louise, Will, Scott, Chew, Dan and Nat). It has had an interesting couple of paint jobs; the first featured colourful flowers and a rainbow and the second featured a green sheep and a long man.

Butts Brow Trig ©jamesleesaunders



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