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TP7188 - Penrith (R)
 
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T:UK waypoint :
TP7188
County :
Cumbria
Nearest town :
PENRITH


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There are 39 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6063rd with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.43/10 (from 47 logged visits)
Was First logged: 16th Mar 2004
Was Last logged: 23rd Apr 2017

Of the 47 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 106m
The average error was 15m
2 were exact

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Good condition 23rd Apr 2017  16:40  by Moacky

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

Parked at Stainton junction and walked up the central reservation. Simple find. Spotted it from the car as well when I passed by half an hour later.

©Moacky


Good condition 28th Dec 2016  11:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on the road to Newbiggin then up the central reservation to bag the FBM with its wooden playpen then back done to get Penrith FBM Aux 1 with no problem with vegetation at this time of year.


Slightly damaged 27th Dec 2016  13:43  by Anlasair

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Dec 2016  10:50  by sky high boys

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Followed the Lathama plan of attack.


Good condition 19th Sep 2016  11:29  by Lathama

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

A survivor of the A66 dual carriageway. Walked to the spot from the Bernsten in Stainton - easier to do this than try to park on the side of the A66 and clearer view of the road when crossing. Broken fence aided the location as the vegetation was very deep. Good to find one with the height still in place + rivet also.


Good condition 14th Aug 2016  06:55  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NY 47738 28323   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Managed to stop in a field entrance and nabbed this on (you could do this on a quiet sunday morning - I would not recommend this any other time) Nice to see the height marker too.

©We TRye hard


Good condition 1st Dec 2015  16:10  by gerryu2

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

Why would others park at the spot across from the trig when you can park 200 metres down the road and walk up the busy duel carriageway in the dark (ok I misjudged the parking area). Had to use light on phone and eventually spotted it in the dying bracken. Forgot the fence was around it, that would have made it easier to look for. This looks a slightly different material to others, looks like granite. Or is that just because it was dark and raining.

Trig
Height
Help. It's dark


Good condition 4th Apr 2015  10:30  by thejackrustles

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

Weirdest place I've found a trig so far, parked in parking bay and walked down central reseveration to FBM which was surrounded by rubbish! Easy find and as others have remarked still has height plate.

FBM collage ©thejackrustles


Good condition 15th Mar 2015  14:48  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 47737 28313   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at field entrance 80m W of trig and walked back to it. On central reservation of A66, only 1 carriageway to cross so easy enough. Tall FBM in wooden fencing for protection; height tag in place and a rivet on top surface, SW corner - function unknown.

FBM TP7188©jonglew
FBM TP7188©jonglew
FBM - Height Tag TP7188©jonglew
FBM - The Rivet TP7188©jonglew


Good condition 24th Dec 2014  10:20  by Martin R

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

Everyone too busy to drive on A66 so easy bag. Especially as all the vegetation died down.


Good condition 17th May 2014  14:36  by Jonesduo

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

As per previous logs.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2014  18:30  by Wubbleyew

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

This is sometimes a dangerous activity. The light was rapidly fading (it was very dark) and the traffic (there was a lot of it) was definitely breaking the speed limit. And it was misty & murky. But I survived. And was it worth the danger? Of course it was!


Good condition 18th Jan 2014  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 17th Nov 2013  09:30  by MickandKim

Gridref: NY 47730 28320   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy find parked in gateway Did not know Kim could run so fast


Good condition 31st Aug 2013  17:05  by peregrinus

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

Revisited to admire the rather new rivet on top corner, apparently replacing the nearby Stainton. Unusually has height tag in place with elevation marked.


Good condition 9th Mar 2013  13:34  by CJO

Gridref: NY 47736 28324   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

714.80 ft. Very tall granite. block. lots of litter. Small rivet on SW corner of granite block

Penrith (R) height tag, rivet visible in top left of shot


Good condition 28th Feb 2013  09:30  by DanTrig

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

Walked along busy road to bag FBM before walking around High Cup and bagging Murton Pike later that day.

Found It ©DanTrig


Good condition 18th Sep 2012  10:50  by Keith Stevens

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

Central reservation of A88 in broken wooden cage. OK condition. Nighmare to get to

Penrith FBM


Good condition 21st Aug 2012  19:54  by Trigger

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

TP7188
TP7188


Good condition 11th Aug 2012  07:51  by stan toon

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

Did early in the morning...lots of nettles around, I like the rivit on top corner

©stan toon
©stan toon


Good condition 12th Jun 2012  06:30  by PeteBoggs

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

Decided not to live dangerously and did this one early am to avoid traffic problems but nettles and thistles are bad at this time of year

©PeteBoggs


Good condition 18th Mar 2012  16:50  by arranc

Gridref: NY 47737 28318   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

OS tag and 714' markers. No railings or brambles!


Good condition 22nd Oct 2011  18:30  by coinea

Gridref: NY 47741 28321   FB Number: FBM  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not recommended in the dark!


Good condition 22nd Oct 2011  18:29  by Clochandighter

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

I live dangerously. Bagged in dark. On central reservation. Involved crossing dual carriageway over blind summit dressed in black. Made every effort not to distract passing drivers with camera flash.

Penrith FBM & GRP


Good condition 19th Sep 2011  09:10  by Sandgrownun

Gridref: NY 47643 28381   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My first FBM,and could clearly have been my last!very busy dual carriage way.Parked just past FBM in gateway (west bound side).Was in the works van,roof beacon on,high vis jacket on,looked very official!!In very good nick considering its location.

Penrith (R) Top & height tag.
Penrith (R) Location.


Good condition 15th Sep 2011  17:47  by painterman61

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

parked in little qurry yard just before brow of hill where fbm is located surrounded by collapsing woodern frame hieght tag still attached small rivet on block of white granite be careful here its highly dangerous crossing road here!

fbm ©painterman61
height tag ©painterman61
little rivet ©painterman61
location ©painterman61


Good condition 19th Aug 2011  11:30  by trigofthedump

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


Good condition 4th Aug 2011  11:39  by Father Ted

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

Used the advice of the Lonesome Cowboy and approached via eastbound carrageway. It was raining so I kept being sprayed by the passing lorries. It took me quite a time to find the FBM. I thought it was in a stone walled compound so searched for ages by trampling down all the ferns. Eventually I twigged and realsed that it was in the wooden fenced compound nearby and soon found it though soaked by now. I can see why soldiers use bracken for camoflague - it does a great job of hiding FBMs.


Good condition 14th May 2011  12:30  by ted

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

In between the lines. Height tag present, 714.80 ft. Granite construction as would be expected here. Rivet in top corner. All in vgc. Railings falling apart though. No immediate view.

Penrith FBM
Penrith FBM top
Penrith site


Good condition 4th Aug 2010  17:47  by sheepsocks

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

Risky to get to but all the same its there and in good condition.


Good condition 30th Jun 2010  11:06  by descarte1

Gridref: NY 47734 28321   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Approached as per lonesome_cowboy_burt's log. Much safer on the north carriageway than the south! Easy enough to find in the enclosure. In very good condition with the first height tag I've seen! There's also a cheeky rivet on one corner.


Good condition 6th Feb 2010  13:50  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: NY 47741 28319   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Walked up from Stainton Surface Block along north side of dual carriage way and crossed. FBM in enclosure. Much more scary crossing west bound carriage way at top of blind hill!


Good condition 2nd Nov 2008  11:10  by Late starter

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

Situated in middle of busy A66 - very dangerous to reach the trig. Protected by fencing. Nice clear height tag (714.80ft).

FBM (Penrith) in central reservation of A66 FBM (Penrith) in central reservation of A66
Height tag at FBM Penrith (R) Height tag on the FBM at Penrith (R)


Good condition 1st Nov 2008  16:35  by andyc

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

Excellent location, this one is lucky to survive. Many funny looks from drivers though!


Good condition 1st Apr 2008  17:22  by SlainteJimmy

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

Nice adrenaline surge getting across the crest of the A66 to reach this one during rush-hour ! The FBM sports a cute little Rivet on its SouthWest top corner.

Penrith (R) ...Beep Beep!


Good condition 19th May 2007  18:24  by Brisey

Gridref: NY 47738 28324   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

An unusual position to say the least. I used the layby a few hundred yards away on the eastbound carriageway. There's no crash barrier to cross on this side.

TP7188
TP7188
TP7188 height tag 714.80 ft


Good condition 17th Sep 2006  12:45  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 47730 28320   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Took some finding

Penrith R FBM - Fundamental Benchmark


Good condition 27th Jun 2006  14:00  by hesket

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

Unusual location. Take care crossing the road and watch for the nettles and bracken!


Good condition 26th Jun 2006  11:10  by dal

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

Fortunately the A66 was quiet today. Weird location. Overgrown, but the wooden cage gives the location away. Height tag in place.


Good condition 18th Apr 2006  13:45  by Bergfuehrer

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

Cumberland. Stopping and inspecting this and even more so photographing it, must intrigue passing motorists!


Not Logged 1st Sep 2005  17:13  by manonabike

Gridref: NY 47742 28312   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 3/10

Totally covered in bracken and brambles, fence surround has been broken


Good condition 8th Jun 2005  16:20  by rhayader_wanderer

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

14/27 In a wooden cage on the central reservation on the level with the westbound carriageway, height marker still present


Good condition 22nd May 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

on wide central reserve, N side of w/bound c/way, at top of steep rise timber railings, FBM visible from car


Good condition 4th Mar 2005  23:00  by wildtrekker

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found this having failed to spot 2 others close by in the dark. But then you could hardly miss it. Wooden fence slightly dammaged, but TP ok


Good condition 11th Dec 2004  09:50  by The Hungry Caterpillars

Gridref: NY 47741 28319   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

9 given for danger and actual site in the middle of a very fast dual carriageway.


Good condition 25th Apr 2004  12:00  by Seasider

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

4/29 for the day. Gets 10/10 for interest due to its unique location!!


Good condition 16th Mar 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

In the middle of the dual carriageway.





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