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TP6998 - Winnowshill Common
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Winnowshill CommonNY86/T54NY86T054398171.96554753.50313.9343PILLAR01/06/1953101/01/1956N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13424th with 68 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.02/10 (from 45 logged visits)
Was First logged: 3rd Oct 1993
Was Last found intact: 29th Dec 2020
Was Last logged: 18th Jan 2021

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

All were within 90m
The average error was 13m
1 was exact

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By sheepsocks

Winnowshill Common
By Sandgrownun
Trig in middle of felled woodland
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 18th Jan 2021  14:47  by 2510chris

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

Good condition 29th Dec 2020  14:24  by MC4334

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

As per other comments, it takes a bit of effort finding it in amongst the nursery, but itís there.


Good condition 31st Aug 2020  00:00  by carolje

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

2nd attempt to find this one. Park at the end of the track at 979547 then follow the wall on it's south side, there are small animal tracks to follow. it's about 20m south of the wall and difficult to spot amongst the trees until you're right there. I missed it going east but saw it on the way back.

Good condition 26th Jul 2020  10:46  by NJM

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My second visit. Considerably more difficult to find now than it was 4 years ago! The newly planted trees then were just a foot high - now they are 5 - 6 feet high or more!

View East Stormís TP #46

Not Logged 18th May 2020  15:30  by Geordie

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

Good condition 27th May 2019  14:30  by gower lad

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

With my travelling companion sleeping off the effects of the LDWA Hadrian 100, I took the opportunity stretch my tired legs and visit a few of the easier pillars to the S of Hexham. With no prior knowledge I was a bit taken aback to find the forest felled and replanted with new trees up to 5-7 feet tall and extreme brash. A major new, wide forest road had been cut out with a boundary of brash piled up to 6 or more feet high along either side. With only an old 50000 map and compass I estimated the pillar to be about 200m from the road and "paced" in that distance through the chaos then followed the bearing of the road NNW, rather surprising myself by coming on the pillar in what was generally a clearer patch of the felled area. The pillar was only 20-25m from the substantial stone wall boundary to the next forest block to the N. Best way in (in retrospect) : from road at NW end of cleared forest, take broad ,new cut forest driveway SE for 120 paces then climb onto the boundary of brash on the left hand side looking for white painted pillar on about a 70 degree bearing. 7/10 for novelty of the search.

Good condition 17th Feb 2019  14:30  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Revisit after 9 years, although drive past these plantations most days as this is a local pillar. Went on to have a 10k walk through the plantations to the west (too windy to take to the moors today). Forest trackways well-trashed in places by 4x4-ers.

Good condition 9th Jan 2019  08:10  by PeteBoggs

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

Trees around trig getting bigger. Now unable to spot from road


Good condition 4th May 2018  13:08  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: NY 98172 54753   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar in excellent condition, fading white paint, O/S cap in place, one sight hole open. No views for remaining trees.

Winnowshill Common Pillar
Winnowshill Common Pillar
Winnowshill Common Flush bracket
Winnowshill Common Top

Good condition 21st Oct 2017  12:05  by ted

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug intact; pillar roughly whitewashed. Nothing worth considering as a view. Easily spotted from the road but eventually the trees will grow back.

Winnowshill Common trig
Winnowshill Common trig
Winnowshill Common FB
Winnowshill Common top

Good condition 21st Apr 2017  18:51  by nichex

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig in middle of felled woodland ©nichex

Good condition 15th Jan 2017  15:30  by beckroad

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Has the protection of the trees kept this trig in such a good condition? The plantation has now been felled and the pillar still has a full coat of white paint on all sides A ring of soft, mossy grass, is growing around its base.

Good condition 10th Dec 2016  08:42  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NY 98172 54758   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

ground fairly churned up with little firs planted around.

Good condition 20th Oct 2016  13:04  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took the opportunity of a requirement to drive to the other end of Northumberland to collect a few 'drive-by' trigs en-route to County Durham. Mickley + Dilston + Winnowshill Common + Barley Hill = less than a couple of hundred metres of walking in total. Parked to the west of Trig Point on the B6306 and a very short walk down forest track and the TP is easily visible (for now). Negotiating the brash is the biggest challenge to this one. Despite the felling of the plantation around the TP the views sadly are not much better than when the TP was surrounded by dense spruce / larch trees!

View North with Rosie
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Good condition 23rd Sep 2016  14:00  by ger

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 1st Sep 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 98174 54753   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good off-road parking opposite track at NY979547. Whole area a right mess with huge piles forest debris. Best leave track ASAP. Area recently replanted - will be hard to reach trig in future

Good condition 19th May 2016  14:55  by offpiste

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In recently felled/newly planted forest surrounded by high barriers of dead branches.

Good condition 23rd Apr 2016  17:15  by Borderer

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Still a bit of a scramble from the road to the west. Surprised the trees had been felled as long ago as 2014/15, area full of deer.

Where's Wally? ©Borderer

Good condition 11th Oct 2015  13:42  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 98172 54754   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trees gone but branches stacked high met fellow trigger Dave Woff and did it together

Good condition 11th Oct 2015  13:41  by manonabike

Gridref: NY 98170 54750   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the middle of freshly planted pine plantation with barriers of waste wood. Thanks to Mick and Kim.

Good condition 21st Sep 2015  13:00  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked to W of trig and hacked over the rough ground to the pillar which is in excellent condition with original cap.

Winnowshill Common ©paulxtr

Good condition 31st Aug 2015  12:02  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 98100 54700   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

You can see the wood because there are no trees. The new trees have been planted all around the trig again with very little space, so it's doomed the the darkness again.

Good condition 5th Jul 2015  16:35  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The block of woodland has now been clear felled, replanted & the pillar is surrounded by 8 foot high piles of brash. The path along the wall from the west is currently inaccessible and closed so the easiest way to access the pillar is to park at the end of the track that comes in from the north west. Follow the track from the car park until it turns sharp left as it approaches the felled area. The trig is then almost in front of you 20 yards the other side of the semi derelict wall. (Although depending on where you cross the wall it may be hidden by piles of bits of dead tree.) If the car park end of the track is flooded as it was today then follow the green walking route through the trees from the carpark until it hits the dirt track then turn right. Its still in excellent condition despite the surrounding devastation - the forestry guys have done a good job in looking after it during their work. Worth visiting now - in about 10 years time this one will be a sod to get to when the trees have grown a bit!

Now in the clear! Clear felled & surrounded by tiny trees©Analoguesat
Look no trees! ©Analoguesat

Good condition 19th Nov 2013  12:03  by trig-man

Gridref: NY 98170 54752   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 24th Sep 2013  08:55  by pickle

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found it! First time i've ever had to use the camera flash to capture a trig photo. Quite dark in the woods at 8.55 on a foggy day! Trig is in very good condition. Lets hope it survives any future logging operations.

Not Logged 11th Jun 2012  12:00  by lomy

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

Not Logged 11th Jun 2012  11:35  by dmacbrew

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Good condition 9th Jun 2012  15:40  by CJO

Gridref: NY 98174 54751   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

took a bit of finding, but as others have said its only 10m into the trees. Walk down the path for ~200m untill you come to a gap in the wall adjacent to some young forest on the north side of the track. the trig is to the south

the key gap in the wall
hidden in the trees

Good condition 3rd Sep 2011  13:06  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

not obvious from OS 1:50,000 map where to head! Track ruined by 4x4 *****s and quickly becomes a water filled hole, so followed path by wall, which is correct! A new ladder and seat for a lookout have been nailed to a tree directly opposite where you need to enter the forest to the pillar!

Good condition 23rd Apr 2011  16:00  by stan toon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Follow path along by wall for 200 yards and then 10 yards into trees.

Good condition 19th Aug 2010  14:35  by Border Peat

Gridref: NY 98181 54763   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Just off the track by the wall , Trig still painted white so a bit easier to spot in the trees , about 10 yards into right handside of the wood

if you go down to the woods today!!!!!! S6497©Border Peat

Good condition 15th May 2010  10:20  by coinea

Gridref: NY 98180 54744   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th May 2010  10:19  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NY 98178 54732   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In dark woods not too far from northern edge. Tertiary station pillar completed 17th October 1951 costing £20.1s.6d. Column in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces 260į west. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Photographed 15/05/2010, GRP.

S6497 - Winnowshill Common & GRP
S6497 - Winnowshill Common pillar & FB

Good condition 6th Feb 2010  16:00  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not so easy to find on a gloomy late winter afternoon. For those without GPS follow the wall for about 150m then track into the plantation about 20m. In good condition, white washed and slowly being buried by pine needles! No views but gets a 7 for being so hidden.

Trig in the gloom

Good condition 15th Oct 2009  10:45  by wrose

Gridref: NY 98172 54748   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Accessible, just and deffinitely not visible. Although only about 40 feet off a forestry track it is still something of a fight to get to the actual pillar. GPS was a great aid to actually finding. Can see why it is almost two years since it was last visited - not somewhere you would go by accident. Anyway, the pillar is in good condition and retains a good white paint look. The plug is of the indented lettering type. The only views are of trees and a flash is needed to take pictures.

S6497 Winnowshill Common Pillar.
S6497 Winnowshill Common Flush Bracket.
S6497 Winnowshill Common Plug.

Good condition 25th Nov 2007  13:02  by senrabyar

Gridref: NY 98171 54753   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 28th Sep 2007  10:45  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Northumberland. Painted white but still need to get very close before it is visible. I had to confirm the flush bracket number by feel! Was going to give it a low score because of no view but gave it 5 for its secret location. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 14th Sep 2007  11:40  by Shacklesborough

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In dense forest but only a few yards to the right of a path which runs parallel to a stone wall. Trig in excellent condition with all its metalwork intact.

Good condition 18th Oct 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Good condition 2nd May 2005  14:30  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

A very nice Trig point still painted white - well it would be under all those trees. Like a lot of trigs around here it used to live in a sea of heather. Now invisible from 10 yards. There was a 1p piece on the top for some reason - has someone lost it?

Buried in the forest Still has its white paint and in good condition. ©Walker Dan

Good condition 2nd Aug 2004  14:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NY 98186 54769   FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Another one near the road - but you have to find it! Tried a couple of rides until a last look under the trees spotted it. Its well buried, but accessable without too much grovelling. FB photo did not come out, so I will post the number when I find it on my GPS.

Winnowshill Common the top (fp did not come out)
Winnowshill Common Taken at 2 in the afternoon!
Winnowshill Common Its near here... Good luck!

Good condition 6th Mar 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letterses, 10m inside dense forest

Good condition 28th Sep 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Difficult to find in the conifer plantation but it is there. Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 1st Sep 1999  14:50  by jimmy

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

obscured by trees--this was my third attempt to find it

Good condition 3rd Oct 1993  06:56  by andyc

FB Number: S6497  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Very hard to find but turned out to be only around 10m into Forest from wall.

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