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TP0761 - Firle Beacon
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S1836
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP199
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0761
County :
East Sussex
Nearest town :
NEWHAVEN

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Firle BeaconPP199PP199548557.17105922.26217.7431PILLAR01/06/1938101/06/1968N0

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There are 65 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1209th with 39 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.76/10 (from 105 logged visits)
Was First logged: 7th Jul 1985
Was Last logged: 20th Apr 2019

Of the 105 logged visits,
32 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 61m
The average error was 16m
1 was exact

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Good condition 20th Apr 2019  13:34  by pendlelill

Gridref: TQ 48556 05934   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

passed on sdw

trig ©pendlelill


Good condition 6th Apr 2019  11:49  by peel_acres

Gridref: TQ 48545 05927   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Superb pillar.

©peel_acres


Good condition 23rd Mar 2019  16:50  by Biffin

Gridref: TQ 48557 05927   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

With GrowlerOutdoor on SDW bike ride. Repeat visit.


Not Logged 23rd Mar 2019  16:49  by GrowlerOutdoor

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

Bagged with Biffin


Good condition 17th Feb 2019  10:30  by Mick Worsfold

Gridref: TQ 48500 05900   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 23rd Sep 2018  11:15  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged whilst walking the South Downs Way as part of my Walk 2,018 Miles challenge.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Not Logged 6th Aug 2018  16:05  by NightCrawler

Gridref: TQ 48551 05926   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

©NightCrawler


Not Logged 16th Jul 2018  17:23  by mikeandjenny

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


Good condition 2nd Jun 2018  14:40  by SebastienCale

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

What a place, one of my favourite views in all England. Relog on day 3 of SDW

Trig and bike ©SebastienCale


Good condition 4th May 2018  12:22  by RichardM

Gridref: TQ 48562 05924   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

While cycling the South Downs Way.


Good condition 9th Apr 2018  13:03  by JamesA60

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Found in good condition on the way to the South Downs Geotour cache

The trig in the fog


Not Logged 15th Feb 2018  11:57  by meandmymum

Gridref: TQ 48500 05900   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

From Bo-Peep Car Park, unusually boggy underfoot but with fantastic views in all directions.

©meandmymum


Good condition 22nd Jan 2018  16:41  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Third pillar walking from Alfriston Road. Geocache container spotted in sight hole. Excellent sunny day.


Not Logged 6th Nov 2017  11:58  by FfiLli

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Visited whilst looking for the SDGT cache

View from trip ©FfiLli
©FfiLli


Good condition 1st Oct 2017  09:46  by Captainbob542

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

Raining when here but lovely walk


Good condition 18th Sep 2017  09:53  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: TQ 48558 05926   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 3rd Jun 2017  09:30  by robinhood

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

Second day of my SDW stroll, trig number four, a one hour walk from Alfriston and my backpack feeling heavy in the hot weather. Stunning views, as have most of the trigs along the route.


Good condition 1st May 2017  12:07  by Ossie

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

31U 296381E 5635326N 212m Nice views


Good condition 7th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: TQ 48558 05928   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:46  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 7th Jan 2017  12:40  by bwm

Gridref: TQ 48556 05921   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Very foggy. From Bo Peep car park. Geocache in sight hole


Good condition 3rd Sep 2016  09:45  by JohRvs

Gridref: TQ 48560 05916   FB Number: S1836   Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in Bopeep carpark and then walked up the gentle slopes to the summit and trigpoint with Helen & Molly. Superb views across the fields to Arlington Reservoir inland and also towards Newhaven Harbour and the sea. 3 Wheatears seen on the fences.


Good condition 22nd Aug 2016  15:16  by rwilson121

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I've walked past this one many times but never stopped to appreciate the amazing views. Surprise geocache inside the southern sight hole.

Firle Beacon trigpoint ©rwilson121


Good condition 26th Jul 2016  11:25  by lackofluke

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 15th Jul 2016  13:30  by mountainwanderer

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Apr 2016  13:16  by pfoagain

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Beautiful views on a sunny day. Post in very good condition with a surprise geocache!


Good condition 5th Apr 2016  10:11  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Lovely spot, with a nice walk approach along the downs. Trig in good condition with plug still in place.


Good condition 24th Feb 2016  17:40  by erynluin

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 12th Nov 2015  13:20  by catman

Gridref: TQ 48559 05924   FB Number: S1836   Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Circular walk from Firle,despite several bovine dodging moments.Grand views from top. Excellent snack and pint in Ram Inn afterwards.


Good condition 5th Oct 2015  12:15  by billgriffiths59@gmail.com

Gridref: TQ 48500 05900   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

South Downs Way


Good condition 30th Aug 2015  11:32  by ukandystreet

Gridref: TQ 48559 05924   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found whilst walking the South Downs Way.


Not Logged 4th Aug 2015  19:55  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 18th Jul 2015  17:54  by RichardL

Gridref: TQ 48556 05931   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

7th of 9 collected during the traverse of the SDW for British Heart Foundation.


Good condition 11th Apr 2015  12:45  by G4TSQ

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

Nice but very windy walk up from car park. Trig in good order as was geocache. Played radio but bands were very poor today so not many contact.

Firle Beacon Trigpoint Firle Beacon Trigpoint
Trigpoint with extra plus Flush Bracket Trigpoint with a little extra something©G4TSQ


Good condition 31st Mar 2015  14:31  by Velosaurus

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I came up to Firle Beacon today to find the newly published geocache that now resides here. Very windy!

With the dog at the pillar ©Velosaurus
The flush bracket ©Velosaurus


Good condition 11th Mar 2015  15:02  by mntainman

Gridref: TQ 48559 05921   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Firle Beacon


Good condition 14th Jun 2014  10:56  by Eclipse

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Third trig of the night, whilst supporting a couple of mates while they run the South downs way 100m


Good condition 11th May 2014  18:13  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: TQ 48560 05929   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from Seaford in the evening, despite not being well. So windy I could barely stand up.


Good condition 27th Apr 2014  16:00  by Biffin

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 24th Mar 2014  15:35  by Carly_angel

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

Lovely walk and 360 views :)

©Carly_angel


Good condition 24th Sep 2013  15:59  by stignest

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


Good condition 18th Aug 2013  13:20  by Trigger

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

TP0761
TP0761


Not Logged 18th Aug 2013  12:42  by ADT

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

South Downs Way w/- Gill.


Good condition 18th Aug 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst walking the SDW - great views.

TP0761 ©explorer_olway
TP0761 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 28th Jul 2013  00:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 21st May 2013  16:00  by Dumfriesmike

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


Good condition 5th Apr 2013  17:00  by runblue

Gridref: TQ 48562 05928   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©runblue


Good condition 4th Apr 2013  00:00  by Bramley

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

Easy up from car park - strong winds but good views


Good condition 21st Feb 2013  12:30  by Dot924

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walking the South Downs Way


Good condition 6th Nov 2012  15:00  by Castle

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


Good condition 12th Sep 2012  10:16  by jonglew

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drive up Firle Bostal to the top of the Downs where good parking can be had a little over a mile to the west of the trig. Then a pleasant walk along the South Downs Way, weather lovely and bright today with gentle breezes. Pillar is in good conditions and excellent 360 views.

Pillar TP0761©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0761©jonglew


Good condition 25th Jul 2012  19:05  by Griefmiester

Gridref: TQ 48560 05921   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisit to this one a few years on - still a great location - amazing South Downs Area.

Pillar & FB
GPS Data


Good condition 13th Apr 2012  15:19  by AndyJ

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


Good condition 10th Apr 2012  14:22  by qmaster

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views over weald and marshes, even if hazy.


Good condition 23rd Oct 2011  13:00  by asbown

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

lovely walk from the car park to the west,good views.


Good condition 14th Aug 2011  12:45  by mitsiman

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

Very nice spot, sunny, bit breezy but very nice. Did Denton Hill (the long way round) on this trip from the Bo Peep car park.


Not Logged 1st Aug 2011  00:00  by Curlew

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


Good condition 14th Jul 2011  14:06  by Pendragon

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found the trig, after a lovely afternoon walk in the sun with my girlfriend


Not Logged 4th Jul 2011  15:20  by panniers

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





Good condition 2nd Jun 2011  10:11  by Glaslyn

Gridref: TQ 48550 05920   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 13th Dec 2010  13:13  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: TQ 48557 05933   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Firle Beacon The TP and view.
Firle Beacon Cap and location. Deeply indented letters.
Firle Beacon The FB.


Good condition 26th Sep 2010  13:30  by bowlesy

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


Good condition 13th Jun 2010  06:20  by Cipollini

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Early morning on the S Downs. Walked through fields of cows and bullocks (and bull which I only saw on way back) from car park to W. TP in vgc with original cap and OS plaque; in small hollow next to tumulus. Extensive views to N and S - morning mist still to burn off. Skylarks. Sheep bleating.

File Beacon TP ( apologies for poor quality - taken on phone) ©Cipollini
Firle Beacon FB ©Cipollini


Good condition 4th Apr 2010  14:30  by lejogger

Gridref: TQ 48500 05900   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Love your trig ©lejogger


Good condition 3rd Apr 2010  09:20  by g4wsb

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 22nd Feb 2010  09:00  by Mr.Dewdrop

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

Found in the company of fellow geocacher Keith of The Teddies, whilst working our way around Bishopstone Circular series. Unfortunately the visibility was around 50 yards this morning with heavy rain. No views at all :-(


Good condition 24th Jan 2010  14:51  by lost!

Gridref: TQ 48556 05930   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Trig in good condition, some erosion around base. Close to car park and a popular destination with people out enjoying the views.

Firle Beacon Trig


Good condition 10th Sep 2009  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

another good day S1836©Border Peat


Good condition 23rd Aug 2009  12:10  by SebastienCale

Gridref: TQ 48559 05930   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Such a lovely place, one of the finest views in England over the rolling Sussex countryside and out to sea. Walked up from the car park to the west, lovely sunny day with lots of people up there and quite a few on bikes.

©SebastienCale


Good condition 29th Oct 2008  12:00  by Jim Hawkins

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Outstanding scenery


Good condition 25th Sep 2008  12:05  by WackyRaces

Gridref: TQ 48558 05930   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great all round view. Really good visibility today.


Good condition 29th Jun 2008  13:12  by Proper Cheddar

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

Visited on charity walk. Poured with rain all 21 miles!


Not Logged 23rd Dec 2007  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 13th Oct 2007  16:45  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Trig in excellent condition and great views from this high point on the South Downs Way.

Firle Beacon Trigpoint ©The Moor We Hunt...
Flush Bracket ©The Moor We Hunt...


Good condition 16th Aug 2007  09:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Second of 6 marilyns on a rest day from FMD duties at Guildford LDCC. Parked high up from Firle and jogged along ridge.


Good condition 21st Apr 2007  11:06  by Midnight

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb views.


Good condition 9th Apr 2007  16:00  by BlueSpecs

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Nice view


Good condition 9th Feb 2007  15:11  by moonraker

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very cold and windy day but excellent views. Nearing end of 11 mile walk of which much was very muddy.


Good condition 17th Sep 2006  14:45  by barryhunter

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Excellent views, not too hot. Combined in a walk with Denton to the South.


Good condition 18th Jul 2006  17:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The farmer was mowing the grass around the trig point for some reason. Opposite weather to Stonestreaker - hot, hot, hot: 35 degrees.


Good condition 25th Jun 2006  07:28  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: TQ 48560 05920   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good Condition, small crack near base, Gps plaque Metal Plug. Great views from here. Just off South downs way.

©Clanfield Rambler
©Clanfield Rambler


Good condition 21st Jan 2006  13:18  by Orchards Finest

Gridref: TQ 48558 05923   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Superb views. Vase of daffodils tied to TP is now a plastic milk container with carnations. GPSr gave elevation 217m.

Firle Beacon Trig Point Looking towards Arlington Reservoir


Not Logged 31st Dec 2005  11:00  by MickM3MCV

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


Good condition 30th Dec 2005  22:06  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

night bagging along the ridge from the car park on the ridge. stayed in the camper for the night, the couldn't get down as the frost was as thick as anything- had to wait 2 hours for it to thaw!


the view


Good condition 23rd Oct 2005  14:45  by Managra

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Just off the footpath and set on a concrete plinth, this has stunning views in all directions. GPS plaque. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra


Good condition 8th Oct 2005  10:30  by DanTrig

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

4 trig 18 mile walk including Red Lion Pond trig, Firle Beacon trig, Frog Firle trig and Denton Hill trig.


Good condition 16th Sep 2005  16:57  by Griefmiester

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

Another Great South Downs location, good views all around, pillar in good condition.


Slightly damaged 10th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

metal cap shallow letters, crack round 3 sides at FB height. 1st visit 20/06/1999 in rain; revisit on mild autumn evening with sheet lightning flickering over Cliffe Hill


Good condition 26th Jun 2005  11:00  by pogue mahone

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice views, especially of the courting couple in one of the nearby holllows


Good condition 20th Nov 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Revisited to photograph and get fb number

S1836
S1836
S1836


Good condition 8th Apr 2004  16:01  by The White Family

Gridref: TQ 48560 05925   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Excellent views. Wonder why there's a vase of daffodils tied to the pillar?


Good condition 21st Mar 2004  13:20  by ABSAR I

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Actually, the views south east and south west are pretty good too!

View towards Newhaven


Good condition 14th Mar 2004  11:41  by Sussex_Rambler

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views to the North & North East as mentioned previously!


Good condition 14th Oct 2003  12:34  by Alan Grove

Gridref: TQ 48556 05933   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This trigpoint is located about one mile from the nearest car park and on this occasion was uphill into a strong westerly wind. But it was worthwhile, and the return journey was of course downhill out of the wind. Firle Beacon is one of the highest points locally and has fine views in all directions. The local terrain is covered in various pits, barrows and tumuli. The pillar is in good condition, although there is the usual erosion around the base which is to be expected at such a popular location.

TP0761 TP0761 at Firle Beacon©Alan Grove
TP0761 FB TP0761's Flush Bracket©Alan Grove
TP0761 View1 View from TP0761 towards Lewes & Mount Caburn©Alan Grove
TP0761 View2 View from TP0761 towards Willingdon Hill & The Long Man©Alan Grove


Not Logged 24th Feb 2002  15:15  by Chalky

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


Good condition 23rd Jul 1999  19:00  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: TQ 48557 05922   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited as Part of the South Downs Challenge with Joe Barnes. (36 of 38)

Firle Beacon Trig ©jamesleesaunders


Not Logged 20th Jun 1999  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - doubtless fine hill but done in wind & rain


Good condition 11th Oct 1998  14:22  by arranc

Gridref: TQ 48500 05900   FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st May 1998  15:58  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 4th Dec 1997  16:28  by vegibagger

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

walk on the day of the VIVA launch meal


Good condition 25th May 1997  12:00  by gemini man

Gridref: TQ 48500 05900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited whilst on the Downsamn 100


Good condition 10th Feb 1997  15:36  by fasgadh

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Thick clag , an easy walk up on dry short turf.


Good condition 4th Aug 1996  12:00  by iainmac

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


Good condition 3rd Sep 1994  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1836  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views. Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 7th Jul 1985  19:00  by Bridgeman

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

Long afternoon walk to cover another section of the South Downs Way and taking in Alfriston and West Firle.



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