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TP0743 - Liddington Castle
 
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Flush Bracket :
S1268
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP35
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T:UK waypoint :
TP0743
County :
Wiltshire
Nearest town :
SWINDON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Liddington CastlePP35PP035420981.98179752.99277.5691PILLAR01/06/1936101/06/1967N0MAJOR BASE REPAIRS REQUIRED

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There are 67 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 395th with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.27/10 (from 92 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Mar 1981
Was Last logged: 8th Feb 2020

Of the 92 logged visits,
28 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 97m
The average error was 17m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By Andy West
Liddington Castle
By Aye Jimmy
Liddington Castle
By Aye Jimmy
Liddington Castle
By Aye Jimmy
Liddington Castle
By Aye Jimmy

©Pritch227
Ridgeway
©G1ANQ
Camera on the toposcope
By dpeberdy
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Feb 2020  13:10  by Andy West

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


Good condition 7th Nov 2019  10:43  by slateloose

Gridref: SU 20900 79700   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from road on Ridgeway then permissive path around field boundary to trig point. Great views all round. Cold but sunny morning.


Good condition 5th Sep 2019  14:58  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: SU 20985 79755   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First trig visited while doing the Ridgeway. Nice day and good view over Swindon from the hillfort


Good condition 30th Aug 2019  17:00  by bwm

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 4th Aug 2019  12:21  by KT

Gridref: SU 20988 79748   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Easy access via posted permissive path from Ridgeway. Impressive earthworks of Liddington Castle, spectacular views in all directions.


Good condition 21st Jun 2019  21:30  by bangdaifu

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

Imho one of the best trig points, but then I'm biased.


Good condition 20th May 2019  00:00  by Bramley

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


Good condition 6th Apr 2019  17:47  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SU 20983 79759   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Complete with platform, topo and earthworks. All four sight holes open.

Liddington Castle The trig, topo and platform on earthworks.
Liddington Castle The FB, faces SW.
Liddington Castle Top of trig, slight damage to asphalt plug.
Liddington Castle Two species of nettles nearby, which do you prefer?


Good condition 28th Mar 2019  12:45  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 22nd Apr 2018  12:29  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

©WuzzerL


Good condition 22nd Apr 2018  12:29  by Pritch227

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great little tumulus

©Pritch227


Good condition 13th Aug 2017  08:26  by plet56

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


Slightly damaged 20th May 2017  09:32  by David Matheson

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Good condition 25th Apr 2017  11:55  by angelasindyreid

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 25th Jul 2016  00:00  by ngthack

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

Third of four hill forts today. This an unclassified hill. Nearby Liddington Hill is the Hump, Tump & Swindon UA top.


Good condition 18th Jul 2016  09:38  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

What a difference 30 mins and a couple of miles makes! The sun has come out and it looks like it will be a hot sunny day. Got access to this TP from following footpaths around a field of wheat, off the Ridgeway. The Parish Council of Liddington have turned this TP into a viewing point. There is another pillar with the sights to be seen from up here. Lovely views over Swindon. Well worth the trip up the hill to this TP.

Flush Bracket ©G1ANQ
TP The sun has come out©G1ANQ
Ridgeway you can just see the TP at the top of the hill©G1ANQ


Good condition 21st Mar 2016  16:00  by qurlez

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great walk, and enjoyed watching the paragliders flying around

Trig and paragliders


Not Logged 4th Dec 2015  10:23  by Pir8sOld&New

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Geocaching up here today with three aims and one of them was to find this trig. Area full of sheep but could spot the trig from afar and nice view today. Good condition and nice touch with decking.


Good condition 10th Sep 2015  16:35  by vegibagger

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Two questions: why is there a wretched fence round the tumulus and secondly why does the hill-bagging have summit at 276m half mile south of the tumulus and trig, when the trig is 277m ??

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger


Good condition 3rd Aug 2015  11:20  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SU 20984 79760   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spectacular hill fort


Good condition 1st Aug 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 20985 79758   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th May 2015  10:18  by SebastienCale

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

Wet and windy day 2 of Ridgeway.


Good condition 15th May 2015  20:40  by The Reverend

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 12th Apr 2015  14:26  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 20986 79755   FB Number: S1286  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

First swallow this afternoon walk.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 20th Jan 2015  11:51  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 20984 79756   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 19th Nov 2014  07:35  by CornishGazza

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

Stunning views from here even if it's Swindon! Visited whilst geocaching in the area.


Good condition 9th Nov 2014  07:35  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Really enjoyed the walk here. An easy trig to bag whilst Geocaching in the area.

Mr K at Trig Usual Trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN


Not Logged 14th Aug 2014  15:10  by dianarama

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


Good condition 3rd Aug 2014  17:20  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

We parked on the raised grass verge where the Ridgeway (not the road called "Ridge Way") met the B4192. Walked up the Ridgeway, then spent ages searching around the wrong hill. We were around the copse with the concrete bunker and the trees with lots of memorials, flowers and cards for people who have died. Tip for future visitors: it's NOT here! We eventually realised our mistake and carried on walking up the Ridgeway until we came to the sign that said "permissive footpath to Liddington Castle" or something to that effect. Followed the path, effectively walking around the field of crops, until we finally came to the trig point on top of the hill fort. Trig point was in good condition with white wash, asphalt centre plug. Amazing views from here and the only trig point that I've come across with its own timber decking! Had to rush down the hill so sadly we didn't get a chance to stop and take in the views.


Good condition 5th Jul 2014  12:15  by Come on boots, lets go

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 20th Jun 2014  16:40  by Boid

Gridref: SU 20986 79760   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

No many trigs have a decking surround. Fine views.


Good condition 12th Jun 2014  13:06  by amblerbob

Gridref: SU 20977 79754   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Another detour whilst walking along The Ridgeway on a lovely sunny day.


Good condition 1st Apr 2014  10:52  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited via permissive path during Ridgeway walk. A misty morning when I could hear the skylarks and the M4 but not see them.


Good condition 7th Mar 2014  12:08  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SU 20982 79753   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

weather absolutely fantastic this today. still surprisingly spongey under foot. when we got to the trig we really wished we had brought a picnic and flask to sit and enjoy the views even more. but we still enjoyed.








Good condition 18th Sep 2013  13:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SU 20900 79700   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Flying High


Good condition 29th Aug 2013  17:18  by The White Family

Gridref: SU 20984 79753   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

---(2013-08-29, 17:18:00)--- SU 20984 79753 S1268 I was walking a nearby geocache series and diverted across the stubble to visit this trig. Its prominent position and bright white paint ensures that it's visible from several hundred metres away even with the naked eye. A great spot to sit and rest a while. It's easy to see why our ancestors chose to built a settlement here, though today the only occupant other than me was a bull lying down in the middle of the fort.


Good condition 9th Jul 2013  17:00  by edfielden

Gridref: SU 20985 79754   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I parked on the road called The Ridgeway (not the path) near its junction with the B4192. From here I walked up to the Ridgeway Path and followed it SW, before crossing the stubble field and over to the hill fort. Very hot work in the 28C humid conditions, but the views are quite impressive, even if dominated by Swindon! This is the 'other end' of the Ridgeway Baseline from White Horse Hill (TP6888). I returned directly through the fields to the NE (with a small detour to avoid cows) to the road. Pillar details and photos to follow...


Good condition 6th Jul 2013  15:26  by Loz&Bib

Gridref: SU 20990 79761   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bib resting. ©Loz&Bib


Good condition 11th Apr 2013  11:00  by billgriffiths59@gmail.com

Gridref: SU 20900 79700   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ridgeway Walk


Good condition 9th Mar 2013  13:42  by JimJinks

Gridref: SU 20984 79762   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Passing by on a geocache series on a foggy day.


Good condition 7th Sep 2012  12:29  by barnsley skip

Gridref: SU 20984 79751   FB Number: S1266  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from the A4192 via the ridgeway footpath cut across the cut field but had to climb over fence so returned by the permissive path around the fields edge, Access via the moat of the castle which once stood here, Nice clear sunny day so great views around, Great platform with viewpoint stone to sit and look, trig in good condition.



Good condition 3rd Jun 2012  15:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 20982 79753   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Wet day but nice walk


Good condition 12th May 2012  10:56  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Diversion from Ridgeway. Around the field from the north. Very jonesy set-up - will have to bring a deckchair next time.


Good condition 24th Apr 2012  13:19  by tom

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The pillar stands on the ramparts of an ancient hillfort on the edge of the downs to the south-east of Swindon. It stands on a substantial plinth and is surrounded by decking. It has FB S1268 and the centre of the spider has an asphalt plug. The trig was visited as part of a circular walk through sweeping downland with broad, wide dry valleys from the lay by next to the milestone to the south-east of Liddington Warren Farm. A permissive footpath allows access from the Ridgeway to the castle. A circuit of the ramparts affords fine views in all directions. It looks over Swindon to the north-west and a wide expanse of lower flattish land continues into the hazy distance. Barbury Castle is on a downland spur to the west and the flat topped wooded hill near Lyneham was recognised in the distance. The large green fields of the interior of the Lambourn Downs are to the south with parts of Milk Hill on the horizon. The rolling green ridges at the edge of the downs stretch into the distance to the north-east. I was often accompanied by the twittering of skylarks on my walk. Several deer were seen bounding across fields in Shipley Bottom. A couple of paragliders and a buzzard were utilising the air currents on the steep slope to the north of the trig. A rivet bench mark was found on top of the milestone in the lay by and another on a boulder next to the track through Shipley Bottom. There is a cut bench mark on a wooden gatepost where the footpath joins the byway in Shipley Bottom and another on a wooden fence post on a side track off of the Ridgeway going up towards the castle.


Good condition 10th Mar 2012  11:20  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Collecting the nearby relocated HuMP.

Trig + surrounds ©dugswell2


Good condition 10th Dec 2011  10:30  by Chalky

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Asphalt plug in spider centre.


Good condition 11th Sep 2011  15:30  by pjr

Gridref: SU 20986 79757   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

WoW a Pillar on its own Patio,exceptional.Views fantastic.Was joined by a young lady called Emily who lived in village below.Had a lovely chat but a storm in the distance ended it.Storm caught up with me on Ridgeway as i cycled for Ogbourne St George.Wet Through,,


Not Logged 21st Aug 2011  18:11  by DaveD

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


Good condition 18th Jul 2011  11:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 24th Jun 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 25th May 2011  18:53  by BreadRoll

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


Good condition 8th Apr 2011  10:00  by M0ZGB

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Climbed up here many times and love the paroramic view. I spent a couple of hours here, setting up a 144MHz FM station. 14 contacts in all, include a guy on Carnedd Llewelyn in North Wales.

2m FM from Liddington Hill ©M0ZGB


Good condition 9th Oct 2010  07:30  by DanTrig

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

Popped up and down Liddington Castle before driving to Avebury and doing a 16 mile walk over Milk Hill to Tan Hill trig and Waden Hill trig.


Good condition 18th Sep 2010  09:16  by Lone Walker

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A short diversion, from the Ridgeway, across the stubble field and over the barbed wire fence provided relatively easy access to the trig and its decking landing. Superb spot, right on the ramparts of the old fort and with the commanding views these things were built for. Trig is in good condition, plug replaced. Neighbouring hill finder is more of a town finder, the local area not being that well endowed with lumpy bits


Good condition 8th Jun 2010  13:48  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on the B4192 on the verge headed North next to the path. Walked up in the sun but with the sky looking threatening ahead. Great views all round, including torrential rain on Swindon. After logging the Trig I then did not get back to the car before the rain arrived. At least it wasn't far to walk and I had a towel in the car! Me 277m

Camera on the toposcope Taken in a bit of a rush to try and avoid the rain - it caught me before I got back to the car.


Good condition 5th Apr 2010  15:08  by g4wsb

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 2nd Oct 2009  10:20  by asbown

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

parked on the grass verge and walked up the ridgeway and round the field edges,very good views.


Good condition 12th Sep 2009  13:00  by pete37038

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views from here, even swindon looks nice from up gere, trig in good nick and interesting millenium viewpoint stone.


Good condition 4th Jul 2009  13:05  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked to the North East on the grass verge by side of the busy road and walked up the Ridgeway from there. There is a permissive path around two sides of a field and then a hop over a fence to get to the fort and trig point. All quiet up here today as opposed to the Ridgeway which was busy.


Good condition 30th May 2009  11:26  by beemerboxer1

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Great day of walking and Geocaching today, plus the bonus of a Trig Point. Great views from here today, a warm & sunny Saturday.

Trig Point & Viewing Point


Good condition 14th May 2009  16:32  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I parked on the B1429, and walked along the bridleway, then along permissive footpath to pillar. no views due to low cloud and pouring rain - Pillar good condition located on viewing platform.


Good condition 21st Mar 2009  14:48  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Dec 2008  13:25  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Wow, what a view but extreamly cold and blowy up here today.

View from Liddington Castle


Good condition 14th Jun 2008  01:20  by Trigger

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th Mar 2008  18:40  by Lodgebarn

Gridref: SU 20982 79755   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 27th Jan 2008  12:01  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 20983 79758   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A very well preserved and protected trig. A permissive path runs approx 550m from the public ROW. Good views over Swindon, this being the unitary top of Swindon, or something like that. Views also south and west over the Marlborough Downs to the Wilts county top at Milk Hill/Tan Hill. Milk is the official top but they are both given as 294m on the OS maps, Milk probably pips Tan by a few inches, oops, sorry centimetres. ***Revisited 30 Jan 2014. Pillar's had a fresh coat of white paint since my last visit 6 years ago. Cloud down today so no views. Cap missing, asphalt plug; all sight holes open.

Liddington Trig & Direction Finder TP0743©jonglew
Pillar - Jan 2014 TP0743©jonglew
Spider - Jan 2014 TP0743©jonglew
Flush Bracket - Jan 2014 TP0743©jonglew


Good condition 8th Sep 2007  14:16  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: SU 20985 79760   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited this TP many times as a child living in nearby Chiseldon, it was very nostalgic to come back. Sat and watched the Para gliders at the top. (Height:914ft)

Chris at Liddington Castle ©Saltash Ramblers
View towards Swindon ©Saltash Ramblers
View towards Chiseldon My birthplace and where I grew up. Happy days.©Saltash Ramblers


Good condition 17th Aug 2007  13:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

views down to the city(!) of Swindon


Good condition 14th Apr 2007  13:15  by theblack

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

Trig surround by wooden platform with Topo nearby, lots of sheep around it as well. Permissive access off the ridgeway.

Trig and Topo ©theblack


Good condition 21st Jan 2007  16:30  by baskerville bogtrotters

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Cold & windy here today but views fantastic.


Good condition 10th Dec 2006  10:39  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 20980 79750   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked to the NE and climbed up.Good views.The copse to the NE has a structure that looks like it is used by local yoofs.There are also several memorials in the trees ,with flowers and plaques.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 20th Jun 2006  14:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb walk today taking in Shipley Bottom, Sugar Hill, Upper Upham, and the remains of the long disappeared village of Snap. And then to Liddington Castle, always to be associated with Richard Jefferies and his wonderfully descriptive rustic writing (recently re-read The Life Of The Fields.) Great museum at Coate for lovers of Jefferies' works.


Good condition 26th May 2006  15:37  by Bekandian

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

We couldn't leave the Ridgeway so we had to make do with viewing the Trig Point from a distance, at least for now anyway.

Bekie points at the Trig Point ©Bekandian


Good condition 16th Feb 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

asphalt plug, vgc except for scar where a plaque has been fixed; wooden platform built round trig and adjacent ?boulder, apparently to limit erosion of earthworks. Fine earthworks, good view dominated by M4 & Swindon


Good condition 28th Jan 2006  12:25  by lackofluke

Gridref: SU 20985 79764   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Accessed by following a permissive path off the Ridgeway. As for parking, I ended up parking miles away at SU274843 but just off the Ridgeway at SU233815 is a lot nearer and is also handy for TP2121. The views to the north are let down by big boring flat fields and the M4.


Good condition 15th Jan 2006  14:15  by Paul and Max

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Wild and windy day for our first Trigpoint log, came up to find a nearby Geocache and to visit this as well. Visibility not great today, but still a commanding view and an enjoyable walk.

Liddington Trigpoint


Good condition 11th Dec 2005  11:55  by dal

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Vgc. Delightful trig, clear blue skies, views improved by the low cloud obscuring Swindon. As others have said, not a lot of parking.


Good condition 24th Sep 2005  19:35  by S&G.Davison

Gridref: SU 20986 79751   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This has to be the "smartest" Trig in the UK .. it has its own decking .. all its needs is a BBQ and its a great TP ... Lovely views ...


Good condition 21st Jul 2005  11:30  by walkergeoff

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great views from this trigpoint.

The trigpoint with GPS.


Good condition 31st Mar 2005  12:17  by MMattyK

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

Trigpoint is located in an accessible place, which is ideal for picnics and children during good weather!


Good condition 20th Feb 2005  15:00  by Leoness

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Came up here to hide a geocache and decided to "bag" the TP at the same time! Excellent views.


Good condition 11th Feb 2005  14:50  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

need to come back here as it was now visiblity at 20m and getting worse. The salt in the wound was my gear block inner spindle failing on the way back then picking up a puncture while free wheeling back to the car. Parking isnt too hot for this if coming from the east I opted for the start of the pullin to the bus stop further north.


Good condition 17th Jan 2005  12:25  by NeverLost

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

My favourite local hill and Iron Age fort which I've visited many times though this was my first formal trig log. This, and White Horse Hill (Uffington, my second favourite local hill :-), formed the Ridge Way baseline from which all other Retriangulation measurements were taken. This eventually joined up with measurements taken from the Lossiemouth baseline to form the north/south backbone of the Retriagulation. This explains the low FB number. And it's still used today as a passive GPS station :-) And great views over Swindon as well.

Flush bracket
The trig With raised platform and view over Swindon. Very wet and windy so I had the top to myself :-)
Spider


Good condition 28th Dec 2004  15:15  by Managra

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Once painted white. A family got there before us, and were hanging around for ages so we walked around the hill fort before we were able to look at the trig at our leisure. Tarmac plug.

Flush bracket
Trig point


Good condition 19th Nov 2004  15:00  by WheresThePath.com

Gridref: SU 20983 79760   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

done whilst county top bagging - good trig, rather strange viewing platform built around - for the full story please visit : http://www.wheresthepath.com/county_tops/ct_swindon.htm

Liddington Castle


Good condition 1st Nov 2004  15:50  by jeffandlorraine

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 19th Aug 2003  21:00  by fasgadh

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

Visited on the way back from Porton Down. Fine hillfort with a panoramic view of Swindon and the M4. Pillar on one of the ramparts. Newly harvested fields in a hot summer.. I parked on the stubble. Agree that normally parking is a problem east of the hill.


Good condition 4th Jul 2003  12:00  by Nr

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Passing through on The Ridgeway


Not Logged 15th Dec 2001  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - hillfort, pleasant undramatic all-round views


Good condition 1st Feb 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Set on a large plinth. There's a nice pre-adoption plaque on the side to Richard Jeffries and Alfred Williams, whose favourite hill it was. The FB no is the lowest we've recorded. (S1067 and S1160 on the OS 1994 list are typographical errors).


Good condition 13th Sep 1992  12:50  by arranc

Gridref: SU 21000 79700   FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

highest point on Ridgeway. Swallows. Skylark.


Good condition 8th Mar 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1268  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

White pillar mounted on plinth on top of the defensive embankment overlooking ditch of hill fort. Plaque on side bears inscription: "The hill beloved of Richard Jeffries and Alfred Wiliams".

Roger and Laura at the pillar Liddington Hill S1268



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