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TP6979 - Windmill Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Windmill HillSX76/T20SX76T020285329.0259363.66164.6863PILLAR01/06/1947101/03/1963N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2253rd with 22 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.40/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Feb 2004
Was Last logged: 30th Jul 2020

Of the 15 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

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

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Good condition 30th Jul 2020  12:10  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

Gridref: SX 85329 59364   FB Number: S3416  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

See my entry as Skypaddler

Good condition 30th Jul 2020  12:10  by Skypaddler

Gridref: SX 85329 59364   FB Number: S3416  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Unlike widget a couple of years ago, I went up the almost hidden track to the west of Windmill Hill. I don't think anyone has been along there for a few years and 100m from the end there had been an attempt to block the overgrown track. I needed a machete but secateurs got me through. Once in the field access to the pillar was easy and I was blessed with stunning views to the sea, Brixham and across the Dart.

Windmill Hill pillar ©Skypaddler
Windmill Hill bracket ©Skypaddler
View to Brixham and the sea ©Skypaddler
View to Stoke Gabriel and the Dart ©Skypaddler

Good condition 4th Apr 2019  15:30  by RichardM

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

Not Logged 4th Apr 2019  15:30  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S3416  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 20th Apr 2018  14:30  by widget

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

Can't believe mine is only the 11th log, which adds to the score. I came up the clearly marked farm track from Yalberton to the SE, parking in a muddy "layby". The track petered out after 300m so I went through or over several field gates, going quietly so as not to scare the lambs, and access was remarkably easy if you discount the gradient! Views are pretty good, although the whole of Torbay can only be seen from slightly lower down. It took me about 50 mins.

Not Logged 27th Jul 2016  09:05  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 3416  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

TP6979 - Windmill Hill

Good condition 9th Jul 2016  14:55  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 85327 59364   FB Number: S3416  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From Stoke Rd, Higher Yalberton. Handy parking next to field gate; farm track initially before pasture and arable field boundaries, a little tricky in places and several fences. Unlikely to be overgrown at any time of the year as this pillar sits in a rough pasture out on the hillside, well away from any hedgerows. Has a nice reddish tinge to it. Original cap has been lost, no top plug; all sight holes open. Extensive views in an arc SE-S-SW. Caravan site below not very intrusive.

Pillar TP6979©jonglew
Spider TP6979©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP6979©jonglew

Good condition 31st May 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 85335 59371   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From spot height 58 to south and track north - will be very over-grown in summer.

Good condition 22nd May 2011  15:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S3416  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trigpoint ©Dusty
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Good condition 16th Dec 2007  11:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3416  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good luck to anyone trying to make deliveries to S W Water Board.

Good condition 28th May 2006  16:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3416  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked west of Aish on the yellow road leading to Whitehill. Took the track north from spotheight 58 on the explorer map. The track finishes at a pasture field with horses (which disappeared over the horizon as we entered the field). The clump is qutie nice, with good views towards the north. The trig is south of the hedge (sheep netting with barb wire) and has good views south. Plug with raised lettering.

Good condition 26th Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3416  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters, fine view except caravan park, pasture W of hedge, just W of summit clump. BSM style FB.

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 1st Apr 2005  14:13  by tekv

FB Number: S3416  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

It's a bloody long way up that there hill it is.

Sliding argentinian zebra

Good condition 1st Apr 2005  14:13  by nick

FB Number: S3416  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This dirty pillar is located at the top of an incredibly steep hill. We knew we were high up when we could see the buzzards hovering well below us. Nice little adventure though, and farm cider available for purchase at the bottom of the hill.

The Plate as proof
These pillars seem much higher when you're jumping from them
The View from the top Bit misty, but this is the view - such that it was

Unreachable but visible 26th Feb 2004  13:51  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 6/10

Farming land access only. You can see it on the road from Stoke to Aish, but can't get there.

Pillar It is there, but it looks really small from here.
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