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TP6960 - Wind Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Wind HillNT72/T112NT72T112368705.82588829.64231.0503PILLAR01/06/1957101/10/1957N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1358th with 19 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.76/10 (from 17 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Sep 1993
Was Last logged: 12th Aug 2019

Of the 17 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 18m
The average error was 6m
1 was exact

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Wind Hill
Wind Hill
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By Nick&Rosie
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By Nick&Rosie

By offpiste

©stan toon
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 12th Aug 2019  00:00  by carolje

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

Surrounded by bright green moss

Good condition 25th Nov 2018  13:03  by CJO

Gridref: NY 68706 88827   FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

cap missing. in mossy clearing. checkpoint yellow and orange 5 according to adjacent signage giving GR for next objective

Wind Hill
Wind Hill checkpoint clues

Good condition 4th Jul 2018  20:20  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Tried to bag this one back in March in thick snow, approached from the west, from Kielder Castle. By the time we'd reached Plashnetts I knew I would not get to the TP and back to the car in time to start my shift at work, so had to give up and turn back. Tonight, on a beautiful July evening I set off for Kielder after work and approached from the east, from the dam. The car park meter doesn't seem to work at 19:30! Pretty easy to find using just map and TP intuition, and what an utter delight finding this one is! A really magical spot, though never going to score top marks for height or views...

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Good condition 29th Dec 2017  14:27  by paulxtr

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Heavy snow meant no trigs this morning, so visited Hareshaw Linn instead. Once the snow had passed over and the roads cleared a little I headed to Kielder Dam. Followed the North Haul Road and part of the Lakeside Way path to Whinny Hill then straight up through the plantation. The trig must be used as part of an orienteering course as there was a sheet with a grid reference (presumably of the next objective, a waterfall 0.6 miles due N) hanging from a nearby tree. Returned via the Lakeside Way path which is much improved since Clochandighter's visit.

Wind Hill ©paulxtr
Wind Hill orienteering objective ©paulxtr

Good condition 22nd Apr 2017  15:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked as other visitors at the dam car park (now 5 all day unless you can get there and back in an hour in which case it's a pound). Followed the lakeside path which was busy due to a cycling event, came back via the old coal mines.


Good condition 19th Aug 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 68701 88833   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Free parking in lay-by @ NY708883 (car park 4.50 from 6am to 9pm!). Found firebreak up Whinny Hill, rough going - probably due to summer vegetation. Plantation itself very easy thru' mature trees.

Good condition 7th Jun 2016  13:00  by offpiste

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cycled from dam car park 4 mile round trip. Trig was relatively easy to find in mature trees. Trig in a slight clearing with good light.

Good condition 27th Dec 2015  15:30  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

If Tolkien did trig points, this would be one of his. Moss encrusted, in a small forest clearing. Walked from the dam car-park, using lakeside path/biketrack, which is now in good condition. Last 400m was freestyle up the hill through plantations, well grown trees so going not difficult, though might have had GPS problems if we had relied on it. Lots of wrecked trees from the recent storms, but not near the trig fortunately.

Good condition 27th Jun 2014  11:26  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 68708 88826   FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Except the last few metres a very pleasant lakeside walk from Kielder Water Dam car park. Apart from being covered in moss trig in good condition.

Good condition 8th Feb 2014  13:40  by The RockKnocker

Gridref: NY 68706 88830   FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at Hawkhope end of Kielder water, then me, Marie, Connor and Hayden visited all the Sculptures on North shore, me and Connor did a detour to bag this trig.

The RockKnocker at the Trig If you go down to the woods today !
Connor at the Trig It was very dark in the woods even in the day time.
The Trig ! We liked this pillar, Kielder is a great place to visit.

Good condition 25th Feb 2013  13:45  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice walk to the trig apart from the last few hundred yards which is through forest but easy to find a way through. Trig is in a bit of a mossy clearing.

Good condition 8th Feb 2013  13:59  by stan toon

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

Nice 4.8 mile round walk from car park @ dam, Easier to get than I thought it would be.

©stan toon

Good condition 5th Jul 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug, trig virtually coated with ivy, in small moss-green clearing, spruce densish but easy walking. Cross dam to car park (3 quid), track to mapped pool (big patches of Yellow Water Lily in flower), roughish track S links with forest road leading to just E of trig.

Good condition 16th Oct 2007  14:35  by coinea

Gridref: NY 68699 88826   FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S8031 Wind Hill

Good condition 16th Oct 2007  14:33  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 68697 88846   FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very dark wood. Pillar moss covered but in good condition. Spider centre open. All sight holes below moss level and left undisturbed. Minor moss removal at ground level to uncover flush bracket. FB faces NNW ~343. Tertiary station in Block NT72, Jedburgh. Completed 9th May 1954. Mature coniferous wood, trees easily negotiated, but dark for photographic purposes. Nearest parking is in the Northumbrian Water Board cark park at NY707882 where they charge an extortionate 3 no matter how short your visit. Luckily the only ticket dispenser was displaying "Machine Out of Use" in its LCD. Route from car park to Wind Hill can be via track or footpaths as shown on maps, then firebreaks. The track route is longer in distance but quicker in time - boggy areas to negotiate on path route. GPS signals poor. Photographed 16/10/2007, GRP.

S8031 - Wind Hill pillar & FB

Good condition 31st Jul 2005  00:00  by Peripatetic

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This was the most magical triangulation pillar that I have ever located. And it was done with map and compass alone, too. (I eschew GPS devices, since they tend to take much of the fun out of the process.) It looked as if it hadn't been interfered with for many a year, as is evidenced by the remarkable fungi that are growing atop it. Not wanting to damage this wonderful spot, I refused to climb the trig point (as is my usual procedure).

The Approach The most impressive 'entrance' to a triangulation station that I have yet encountered. You can just see it in the distance...©Peripatetic
The Glade Here lies the pillar, within a secluded glade...©Peripatetic
Victoire! At last, the pillar is mine.©Peripatetic
Bizarre Fungus Ever seen the top of a pillar like _this_?©Peripatetic
The Flush Bracket ©Peripatetic

Good condition 26th Sep 1993  06:44  by andyc

FB Number: S8031  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Covered in Mould. Difficult to believe anyone Regarding the comments above, I did climb it as per usual procedure but was very careful! Obviously the fungi had time to grow back over the 11 year interval.

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