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TP7060 - Woolaston
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 7214th with 101 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.27/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th May 2004
Was Last logged: 8th Jan 2019

Of the 26 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 80m
The average error was 15m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

before chopping
By 21qazxsw
there it is in the distance!
By 21qazxsw
after chopping
By 21qazxsw
Trig Point
Flush Bracket

S3343 Woolaston
By wrose
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Jan 2019  13:45  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked by cattery , then over the level crossing ,following field edge, then into next field to find trig in hedge line, 3 trains went by while walking.

Good condition 21st Jun 2018  19:45  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Woolaston level crossing, opposite the boarding kennels. Crossed over the railway line on foot, then walked parallel to the railway line (on the S side of the railway) in the SW direction. Continued over 2 fields (ground completely dry and dusty at this time of the year), then walked SE along the hedge to the trig. Trig was buried in the hedge, completely overgrown. I had to do a lot of chopping to expose the trig. Trig was on the SW side of the fence, but the flush bracket faced NE, i.e. faced the fence. I chopped out as much of the overgrowth as I could, then stuck my camera through the fence to take a pic of the flush bracket. Original metal cap with lightly indented letterings. Tips for future visitors: perhaps approach this from the NE side of the hedge? Also, I wouldn't recommend that you follow the public footpath from the level crossing down to the estuary, then make your way along the estuary in the SW direction to the trig. Much easier to go the way I did.

before chopping
after chopping chop chop chop!
there it is in the distance! much easier to approach this from inland than from the estuary side

Good condition 10th Jul 2017  09:30  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Left bike at rail crossing and walked to trig. Wasnt a too bad walk because the ground was dry. But i best if it was wet it would be very muddy. Good views over the river and down to the Bridges from the beach. Looks like rain is coming in so glad this is the last one for today.

Flush Bracket
Trig Point
The two Bridges across the Severn

Good condition 16th Oct 2016  13:07  by wrose

Gridref: ST 60021 98584   FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S3343 Woolaston Pillar.
S3343 Woolaston Flush Bracket.
S3343 Woolaston Plug.

Not Logged 2nd Jul 2016  19:37  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: ST 60019 98578   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th Mar 2015  15:14  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 60022 98586   FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

G/2mSSB.Walk from rail crossing - kennels.


Good condition 9th Oct 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 60022 98583   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Jul 2014  11:37  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked up at the kennels and walked on the footpath and then along the estuary side to reach. A bit of a clamber up the bank and into the field to find it behind lots of nettles.

There it is! ©Funk to Funky

Good condition 27th May 2014  08:14  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asked permission to use track from Plusterwine House and farm.Turn right at end and follow next hedge along almost to estuary bank.A bit of undergrowth trampling required. Nearby flood bank was TOPPED with substantial tree trunks.

Good condition 2nd Feb 2014  14:00  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 60016 98584   FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This is def a summer trig. Parking opposite cattery at level crossing. Walked part way along PROW before veering off SW to follow hedgerow. From there it became awkward due to flooded fields, suffice to say waders would have been more suitable - what we suffer for the hobby! Returned NW directly to rly track, then to level crossing - easier and much drier. Trig situated next to wire fence between partially flooded arable fields. Pillar has original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; 1 sight hole open. Some impressive views across R Severn despite lack of elevation.

Pillar TP7060©jonglew
Spider TP7060©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP7060©jonglew

Good condition 27th Jul 2013  11:35  by CJO

Gridref: ST 60020 98577   FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

BSM type of FB. All intact. Farmer spreading slurry so waited 5 mins until he had to refill tanker and sneaked in..


Good condition 8th Mar 2011  11:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 16th Jun 2010  11:51  by tom

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The pillar stands inside a nettly hedge between two arable fields close to the banks of the River Severn to the north east of Chepstow. It was approached from the Woolaston Level Crossing by taking the footpath to the river then following the levee downstream and crawling under the fence to enter the field to the west of the trig. Its foundations are exposed by several inches. It has a metal cap with shallow lettering and the FB s/3343 facing east. From the pillar the wooded hills of the Forest of Dean can be seen to the north. The River Severn and Sharpness are to the east with the Cotswolds rising up in the distance. To the south Oldbury Power Station can be seen on the opposite bank. From the river bank there is a far better view over the Severn Estuary SSSI from the Sharpness Docks to the Severn Bridge.

Good condition 19th Feb 2010  16:30  by cmb1953

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nearly missed it in hedge line inland from coast path.

Good condition 3rd May 2009  12:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Parked at level crossing.Had to climb over barbed wire fence.Good pillar,surrounded by nettles but better than your average hedgerow one. Lovely views of the Severn. At 10m its my lowest to date.


Good condition 29th Apr 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Apr 2008  14:50  by Lathama

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is a cracking place for a pillar! Parked by the level crossing, then a bracing sunny walk along the bank of the Severn just as the tide was coming in. Access to the pillar was a bit difficult and I could see how the nettles would give problems in the summer! The plug is original - slightly indented letters. No paint. West sighthole open, others closed. Concrete base visible about 6" all round. In a hedgeline between what were last year two sweetcorn fields. Lovely views along the Severn estuary to the power stations, and inland. Severn Bridge just visible. Great spot!

Good condition 2nd Jan 2008  11:23  by arranc

Gridref: ST 60000 98500   FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Apr 2007  16:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

strolled down to the banks of the Severn with views across to Gloucestershire

Good condition 17th Dec 2006  14:00  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

No nettles, but very muddy by the Severn. Park at level crossing, head south parallel to train track. Head toward the river one field after the bridge.


Good condition 18th Aug 2006  18:30  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took an evening stroll with the dog for this one but there were too many nettles around the trig to haul the dog up on top for his usual photo call.

©The Flying Boots

Good condition 22nd Jul 2006  11:00  by desperate dan

FB Number: 3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Rather overgrown. Much better view down on the shore but still very hazy so Severn Bridge almost invisible.

Good condition 18th Mar 2006  10:14  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 60010 98570   FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walk in from Boarding kennels ,across Railway line on ROW then along river bank.


Good condition 6th Aug 2005  16:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked just before the level crossing at Plusterwine and then followed the banks of the Severn south west. The trig is on the south west side of the hedge/fence between two fields of maize but the FB is facing north east and was very difficult to read as it was tight to the wire fence and completely overgrown with nettles and goose grass. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 12th Feb 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3343  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, S above nums, metal cap shallow letters, NE side of hedge just inside arable field

S3343 fb ©peregrinus
S3343 top ©peregrinus
S3343 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 15th May 2004  14:45  by maurice

FB Number: S3343  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In thick nettles close to the bank of the Severn

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