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TP0740 - Bull Barrow
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2589
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/T32
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0740
County :
Dorset
Nearest town :
WIMBORNE MINSTER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Bull BarrowSU31/T32SU31T032405544.66105065.6657.3783PILLAR01/06/1942101/05/1952N0CSGSGA GPS TEST PILLAR

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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3123rd with 30 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.08/10 (from 37 logged visits)
Was First logged: 24th Jun 2000
Was Last logged: 20th Aug 2018

Of the 37 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 594m
The average error was 73m
The closest was 1m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By asbown
The pillar
By Boneychest
Pillar & view
By Boneychest
The spider
By Boneychest
Flush Bracket
By G1ANQ

By meandmymum
Bull Barrow trig from above
By Sky Eye
OS plate on Bull Barrow column
By Frenziedfrog
See 23 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 20th Aug 2018  17:21  by Martinthebald

Gridref: SU 05540 05660   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find from the road


Good condition 10th Aug 2018  10:43  by asbown

Gridref: SU 05544 05069   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

easy walk up from the cattle grid, wet and windy.


Good condition 3rd Apr 2018  15:36  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Memo to self: best not to try and bag a trig sitting on a giant sponge after a very wet Easter; it was squelchy. But fine Dorset heathland, with extensive if flat all round views. Metal cap, deep letters, GPS plaque, all s/holes except NW open, vgc.


Good condition 28th Oct 2017  14:20  by Boneychest

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pleasant walk up from the cattle grid. Almost stood on a grass snake but it moved off quickly through the heather. Good views all round.

Pillar & view
The pillar
The spider


Good condition 15th Jul 2017  13:00  by Pete the Trig Hunter

FB Number: S2569  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Half a mile stroll from cattle grid with easy access and the heathland looking great with purple heather in flower. Good wide views from the top. Deserted heath, but a pub not far away


Good condition 7th Jul 2017  08:05  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy cycle up tracks to get to this. Was stopped by bloke in 4x4 and daughter, on the way up, and asked if i had seen their escaped pony. I hadnt. When i got to the trig a boy was standing on the Trig looking for said pony as well. Good views all round.

Flush Bracket
TP with my bike


Good condition 14th Jun 2017  17:08  by slateloose

Gridref: SU 05500 05000   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked near cattle grid and walked north along path/track turning left up onto hill and trig point.


Not Logged 22nd Feb 2017  13:55  by meandmymum

Gridref: SU 05500 05000   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Parked roadside to SW then easy walk along paths to pillar.


Good condition 11th Oct 2015  15:50  by daffyd

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found it eventually by asking a local, nice views once at the top. Parking about a ten minute walk away.

Bullbarrow
Bullbarrow in the sunshine


Good condition 22nd Aug 2015  09:50  by bwm

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 7th May 2015  10:30  by Sky Eye

Gridref: SU 05500 05000   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bull Barrow trig from above


Good condition 7th May 2015  10:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SU 05500 05000   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

To a T


Good condition 20th Jan 2015  14:13  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

third today of ' David Beckham birthday trig walk' flush bracket numbers.

©vegibagger


Good condition 28th Apr 2014  12:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Wonderful heathland, although today visibility was poor with a general haziness and frequent torrential rainstorms. Approached from the south-west through the saturated heather. Just a few hundred yards from the pillar I was privileged and excited to spot a rare smooth snake (ages since I last saw one) - highlight of the day. Pillar fine, no changes since recent reports.


Good condition 16th Apr 2014  12:30  by S+B

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 13th Feb 2014  12:36  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 05546 05064   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove a little too far along deeply rutted track before parking near entrance to anglers' car park and walking half-mile to pillar across rough pathless and boggy heathland. Pillar in prominent position and in good condition; original cap in place, deeply indented lettering; 3 sight holes open. Good 360deg heathland views. One of the 237(ish) passive network pillars thus displaying the OS info plate.

Pillar TP0740©jonglew
Spider TP0740©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0740©jonglew


Good condition 18th Sep 2013  10:30  by Dusty

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Mrs Dusty & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 15th Aug 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 05548 05071   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Apr 2013  16:00  by Trigger happy

Gridref: SU 05500 05000   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good view


Good condition 2nd Dec 2012  14:27  by bikeboyz

Gridref: SU 05541 05061   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to locate, you can drive along the track in a car and walk to the trig.

The pillar
gps camera capture from the centre of the trig
top of the pillar
Ordnance Survey plate


Good condition 9th Dec 2011  12:15  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 23rd Oct 2011  13:22  by moonraker

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged while on circular walk from Horton. Situated on Holt Heath. Good views (including Horton Tower). Barrow nearby.


Good condition 19th Aug 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 3rd Sep 2010  15:00  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Jun 2010  12:57  by tom

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The pillar stands on a small hill in the Holt Heath National Nature Reserve to the north east of Wimborne Minster. It has a metal plug with deeply indented lettering, an OS GPS plaque and FB S2589. I parked to the south west where the bridleway crosses the road. On my circuit of the heath I was often accompanied by the sound of bird song and numerous butterflies flitting around the gorse and heather. The Bournemouth Balloon appeared a couple of times over the southern horizon during the course of my journey. The trig looks out over the surrounding flattish heath and farm land. Low wooded ridges could be seen on the distant horizon. A peacock could be heard squawking somewhere to the north. Horton Tower stands on a hill to the north west. The trig is close to a large bowl barrow and the site is part of the Holt and West Moors Heaths SSSI.


Good condition 17th Feb 2009  11:29  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 05540 05060   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from due S on ROW.Quiet location. Pillar in good condition surrounded by gorse.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 20th Aug 2008  14:45  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 5th May 2008  14:30  by cherrybear143

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walking across Holt Heath with Ben and Lucy and Sue and Sox, came across this one, unplanned!


Good condition 9th Apr 2008  15:55  by raypool

Gridref: SU 05549 05071   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Good condition 15th Dec 2007  15:35  by Trigger

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 7th Oct 2007  10:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located on Holt Heath a typical Dorset heathland. Views limited by bushes but there is a distant view of Horton Tower. Carries GPS plate. Retains plug.


Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters, by track at gorsy summit. Fine heathland, decent view, in a New Forest kind of way. Caught by a heavy shower on the way back.


Good condition 25th Aug 2005  08:00  by pineapple

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


Good condition 6th Aug 2005  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 05545 05065   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy to locate and access. Visited on a nice sunny day when it was possible to appreciate the views and the nice countryside around the pillar.


Good condition 3rd May 2004  11:42  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: SU 05542 05074   FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Access easiest from south or south-west. Views should be good (but very overcast when I visited)

Bull Barrow trig point
Bull Barrow flush bracket
OS plate on Bull Barrow column Showing their concern to keep their passive stations in good condition


Good condition 16th Dec 2003  11:14  by coordin8z

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is one of the largest heath areas in Dorset. It is an excellent place for walks. Looking south you can see the Bournemouth balloon if it is in the air.


Good condition 24th Jun 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2589  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

GPS plaque.



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