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TP7175 - Castor
 
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T:UK waypoint :
TP7175
County :
Cambridgeshire
Nearest town :
PETERBOROUGH


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There are 24 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5314th with 24 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.58/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 10th Jul 2004
Was Last logged: 28th Aug 2017

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

All were within 13m
The average error was 5m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this FBM.


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By asbown
Castor
By CJO
What is it?
By peregrinus
See 18 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 28th Aug 2017  01:18  by Ant1974

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


Good condition 3rd Aug 2017  15:02  by gs48

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

Visited whileon a walk around the area

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©gs48
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Good condition 24th Apr 2017  15:35  by asbown

Gridref: TL 13018 99747   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nice walk from the road, easy spot.


Good condition 3rd Mar 2017  15:10  by dugswell2

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

One of the best looking FBMs that I have seen and in a pretty location. Third day in a row I have found an FBM with a height tag.


Good condition 16th Jul 2016  14:56  by CJO

Gridref: TL 13006 99742   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Tall granite block with height tag 113.40ft. Passed an ROC station on the way - located in a thick thorne thicket - of course! Hacked our way in for a look.

Castor


Good condition 20th Apr 2016  13:54  by theposhbloke

Gridref: TL 13010 99750   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 1st Sep 2015  15:56  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: TL 13010 99750   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

take the footpath from TP11325 - Milton Park. not like us who decided to do it from the other side which involved crossing a dual carriageway!!!!!!!!!!!!! mrs pkb soooo not impressed with mr pkb. that's all I am saying....






Good condition 24th Jun 2014  21:47  by Martin R

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

First FBM I have seen with the height plate on it. Where is Pollux?


Good condition 10th Apr 2014  08:18  by THE CYCLIST

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


Good condition 1st Sep 2013  20:15  by bluewhitereg

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

First one like this i have seen. Very good condition.


Good condition 24th Mar 2013  12:09  by peregrinus

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

Out for a snowy run, included Castor church and Longthorpe Tower

Spring (!) view chilly for late March


Good condition 7th Oct 2012  10:19  by Monki

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

First one like this I have seen. Spotted while geocaching close by.

©Monki
©Monki
©Monki


Good condition 7th Oct 2012  09:18  by basketcase crew

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

Bagged this interesting trig with Monki, Blue Nora and the Bedfords whilst geocaching

Castor Trig ©basketcase crew
Benchmark ©basketcase crew
©basketcase crew


Good condition 1st Aug 2012  16:10  by Griefmiester

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

Easily located FBM makes a change from road side ones - located under a Horse Chesnut tree (well it has Conkors on it) so I would suggest it not to be a Sycamore :) - FBM in Good condition.


Good condition 3rd Mar 2012  12:25  by Bourne

Gridref: TL 13021 99757   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find under the tree


Good condition 1st Apr 2011  11:00  by DanTrig

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

Date approx. Bagged G Spinney Field trig and Castor FBM in a small walk from Castor.


Good condition 23rd Feb 2011  15:00  by Jonesduo

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

Easy to spot.


Good condition 5th Jun 2009  16:45  by gowrie

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

No real view as tree foliage down to the ground. Under the western of two chestnut trees


Good condition 10th Jan 2009  14:00  by peregrinus

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

Visited in passing while out for a run. From Iainmacs pic I still think its a sycamore :-) It occurs to me that this is one of the tallest FBM markers Ive seen. No change - nice to see height tag still present. Also visited the Active station nearby. OK, not an active station. TL1372199383, just W of hedge, little blue beacon, thought it was OS. (Pics from 8/3/2009). Apparently it is some sort of air light beacon, probably associated with the nearby private airstrip.

What is it?
What is it?


Good condition 5th Apr 2007  12:10  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Drove up the road from the Bentsen then walked in from the east, should really have got the bike out ans saved a bit of time


Good condition 12th Nov 2005  16:07  by davep

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

If approaching from Castor, wear wellingtons if wet. Better approach is from Marholm rd. TL13659925, since it's easier walking. Used to cal GPSr.


Good condition 4th Oct 2005  12:00  by iainmac

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

Under the spreading chestnut tree.




Good condition 2nd Oct 2005  18:00  by RoPeHe

Gridref: TL 13013 99752   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Unusual location for FBM - half a mile from the nearest road. In excellent condition, complete with height tag 113.40ft, in a pleasant location in the shade of a horse chestnut tree.


Good condition 28th Mar 2005  11:00  by donohoep

Gridref: TL 13016 99754   FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Located at 'T' junction of bridleway and byway from Castor underneath a pair of large Horse Chestnut trees. Low squat pillar OS Benchmark marked with 113.50 ft., I logged it at 31m.

The Benchmark


Good condition 9th Jan 2005  10:00  by elsworth

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 10th Jul 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: no FB  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, low pillar, gps plate, top inscribed with ht in feet, edge of b/w under large sycamore at rd jct



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