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TP0788 - Addlebrough
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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4730th with 42 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.68/10 (from 38 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Aug 1960
Was Last found intact: 4th Aug 2017
Was Last logged: 8th Sep 2019

Of the 38 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 178m
The average error was 39m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Addlebrough Trig Remains
By haighr01
Addlebrough Crags
By haighr01

The replacement 'pillar'
By BasilDowl
See 27 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Remains 8th Sep 2019  15:47  by haighr01

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

September Camp - Aysgarth. Ascent via Thornton Rust Moor where a ladder stile promotes access to the hill. Way up reasonably obvious from here and becomes a steep pant to reach the summit plateau. Once the fake pillar is achieved the remains are located on a small rocky outcrop WNW. Crags nearby would encourage caution in mist, however today was a beautiful day and gave supreme views. How the National Park approved such professional vandalism in removing this pillar is beyond my comprehension, and I'm not marking Addlebrough down for their crimes. Highly recommend a visit to the Wensleydale crocodile hill.

Addlebrough Trig Remains You may strike me down Darth.....
Addlebrough Crags Looking W towards Wether Fell

Remains 26th Mar 2018  14:24  by ger

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

Approach from NE ( old permissive path). Good panoramic views from the remaining trig base - fair non-panoramic views from the 'rebuilt/relocated' stone pillar.

Good condition 4th Aug 2017  13:16  by JRoche2018

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

Remains 18th Jul 2017  10:30  by Hands

Gridref: SD 94601 88122   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 6/10

From Thornton Rust followed bridleway and permissive path passing sheep horses rabbits and a small cairn on route to the remains of the trig which sits in an area of rough grazing close to limestone crags, cup and ring marks adorn the nearby rocks along with a benchmark, 360 views Returned via Culbeck


Remains 30th Apr 2017  12:00  by BasilDowl

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

Walked up from Thornton Rust, visting the new/replacement pillar/cairn, and a quick squint at the old spot. Inexplicable destruction, really mindless. Lovely spot though.

The old spot
The replacement 'pillar'

Remains 16th Aug 2016  14:10  by Walker Dan

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

Walked up from the west via the cache. Lovely sunny day with good views.

Remains 8th May 2016  13:51  by amblerbob

Gridref: SD 94601 88125   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

From Bainbridge on a warm, sunny day. Lovely viewpoint. GR taken at remains.

Destroyed 23rd Mar 2016  11:00  by MAC.HAWK

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

No longer a trespass as it's been on Access Land for a few years now. We parked up at Thornton Rust in the (alleged) parking area - an area of rough ground that was full of hay bales and that might just have squeaked in another car today. Took the bridleway towards Carpley Green that was stoney until it reached the open moor whereafter it was very muddy. Wayposting & ladder stiles (see map) made accessing the trig site easy enough from a route point of view but it is a bit of a slog up the final steep hill section to the hill plateau. Weather and visibility today was poor. On the accompanying map image ........................ A = parking point at Thornton Rusk / B = Wayposted 'Permissive Path' and stile over wall / C = Wayposted 'Permissive Path' to Addleborough summit / D = Stile in wall, immediately beyond which is the 'replacement' trig / E = Stile over wall @ SD947880 as noted by Caroleengel / X = The trig pillar site. Individual trig pillar (see RogerTempleman's log) destroyed by an act of shortsighted vandalism by the National Park Authority and the National Trust. It really beggars belief that someone thought that people would make the effort to climb this hill and not visit the summit regardless of whether the trig pillar was there or not. Why would you stop at the cairn (the 'replacement trig') when your view is impaired by the wall immediately to the east? The natural viewpoint is from the hill summit i.e. where the trig pillar was. As for the cup and whatever marked stone/rock ................ well, I suppose someone must love (or indeed 'see') it but it's passed me by.

Addleborough Access Points
The replacement pillar The replacement pillar and adjacent stile (point D on map)
The replacement pillar Looking to former site of trig pillar (point X on map)
The trig point The trig pillar base looking to pillar and stile (point D on map)

Remains 9th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SD 94602 88127   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Room to park at start of BW to SW. Stile over wall @ SD947880

Destroyed 9th Jul 2015  15:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: SD 94601 88126   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 5/10

Despite the Trig being removed Addlebrough is to good to miss its distinctive shape crowned with a rim of limestone cliffs made it irresistible.

Trig Base Dogs and View

Remains 23rd Jul 2014  14:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: GONE  Condition: Remains  Score: 7/10

Parked near road end before the farm at Carpley Green. Follow bridleway to gain hill and then easy wall crossing to gain high point. Then a second wall crossing to bag the remnants of trig on edge to the north.

Remains 28th Apr 2013  12:05  by redDragon

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

Certainly the remains of a trig, cant remember if there was one up here last time I came. Views okay, but very overcast, windy and wet. Trig shaped cairn nearby

Destroyed 26th Aug 2012  11:52  by dmacbrew

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

On a five-and-a-half trig round-up of the locals - this Bernard Cribbins being the odd half. Sad.

Remains 4th Aug 2012  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Remains 7th Apr 2012  10:55  by painterman61

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

First of the day parked at carpely green road and trespassed to top past devils stone just reached top and a RAF SAR helicopter possibly from Leconfield blasted down wendsleydale towards Hawes. Trig has been felled by YDNP to preserve ancient rock markings only base remains great place and views mist clearing

view ©painterman61
Detail ©painterman61
view ©painterman61
helicopter heroes ©painterman61

Destroyed 5th Mar 2012  20:30  by PeteBoggs

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

Parked on Carpley Green Road and followed wall past Devil's Stone and scrambled up crags to grassy top.As others have said fondations only remain but it's still an impressive spot


Toppled 1st Jun 2011  16:20  by sheepsocks

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

Poor weather still but well worth the climb. Ascended for SW via birdleway then access land. As others have said, only the base remains althought the base itself is on a Tumulus surrounded by large stones with cup marks, plus 2 benchmarks.

bench mark on nearby stone
benchmark on another nearby stone

Destroyed 5th Mar 2011  00:00  by Bramley

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


Not Logged 7th Oct 2010  13:07  by peebs

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

The triangulation of Britain is more significant historically than a buried antiquity-which they don't even want you to visit. Ludicrous new cairn nearby.


Toppled 29th Mar 2009  02:53  by bigtykedog

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

Good trail added by National trust from road near Scar Top farm. Ladders, so tough going for dogs. Excellent views of Wensleydale and Semerwater in Raydale.

Damaged 24th Aug 2008  17:27  by senrabyar

Gridref: SD 94603 88127   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Damaged - OK, so 99% is missing, but there is something identifiable there!

Destroyed 30th Jun 2008  16:30  by Lathama

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

Access via the Devil's Stone from the dead-end road, keeping wall to your right. Did the Geocache then access the summit [not easy - wouldn't recommend it!]. Original pillar replaced by cairn of local stone. Superb views of Wensleydale and Semer Water.

Destroyed 1st Oct 2006  13:10  by bonatti

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

Official Vandalism Official wanton vandalism of a national monument

Remains 5th Aug 2006  10:35  by

Gridref: SD 94500 88200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Destroyed 11th May 2006  13:30  by yorkshirenige

Gridref: SD 94600 88100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 2/10

Only foundations remaining. Replacement cairn roughly in the shape of a trig point. Nice views over Wensleydale to north and Semerwater to south-west. Access to summit via a path south from the Cubeck to Thornton Rust Road.

Addlebrough ©yorkshirenige

Destroyed 8th Apr 2006  12:09  by The Smiths

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

Not there but foundations are visible. Permissive path up the back of the hill. Park in Thornton Rust and go up track. Crags round 80% of hill so only 1 way up. Good views at the top. I Emailed YDNP and got this response Thank you for your enquiry. The trig point was removed by us as part of a project that we undertook with the National Trust (landowner) around 5 years ago. Prior to the new right of open access commencing May 2005, there has been no right of access onto Addlebrough. Both the National Trust & the National Park Authority had received numerous enquiries asking if access of some sort could be created. One of the issues to the summit area, was the Sheduled Ancient Monument - namely the cup & ring marked stones adjacent to the trig point. One of these stones had been vandalised / damaged and both the National Park archaelogist and English Heritage were concerned that additional non intentional damage could occur, particulay as the trig point may attract people to the highest part of that plateau. The decision was made that by removing the trig point and locating a cairn (but not the actual trig point) in the vicinity, this may act as a discreet way of reducing walker numbers to the actual cup & ring stone area as those people would be attracted to the cairn. This has been relatively successful. A permissive path with stiles was also created to the summit from the Thornton Rust / Cubeck road and from the Thornton Rust/ Carpley Green bridleway, as part of the project to allow access.

Only foundation left ©The Smiths

Remains 25th Sep 2005  12:05  by ted

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

No trig 8-( but an interesting walk. Stonestreaker's notice has gone and theres a permissive path down through the National Trust fields. Would count this a 'missing' rather than 'moved' in that the replica is a botched job that doesn't look at all trig-like.

Addlebrough - view across Wensleydale towards Askrigg
Addlebrough - trig base
Addlebrough - trig base close up

Toppled 8th May 2005  20:36  by stonestreaker

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

fantastic hill no wonder they put a tumulus let alone a trig on top. trig gone. came up from the dead-end road and was roused to ignore the huge GOML sign on the gate. ha ha found two bench marks on the top stones- what looks like cup marks too but they're probably natural...

bench mark
another bench mark
cup marks eh?
yeah right. piss off yourself

Toppled 31st Dec 2004  13:15  by Historian

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

Now firmly set in National Trust land but patently not on the the summit!

Remains 20th Jul 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

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

YDNP have removed trig from its tumulus, rebuilt its stones as trig-shaped cairn nearby with its stones, 100m to E; no FB or spider, all rather stupid - must-climb hill profile - attractive view from (ex)TP; summit appears to be 481m

Toppled 13th Jun 2003  13:00  by lepustimidus

Gridref: SD 94772 88075   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Toppled  Score: 7/10

Only base remains at orig. site. Trig removed by YDNP to preserve an ancient monument site. We witnessed the start of reconstruction of the stones at new GR. YD Ranger said there was no metalwork there. Trig no.7591 (Unofficial Trig Reg).

Good condition 21st Aug 2000  11:59  by jimmy

FB Number: S7591  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Aug 2000  11:59  by jimmy

FB Number: S7591  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I visited this as I had heard that the NT were going to demolish it--wish I had taken a photo now!! (12/Oct/05)

Good condition 20th Apr 1998  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7591  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Local stone.

Not Logged 18th Jun 1995  15:13  by manonabike

Gridref: SD 94600 88100   FB Number: S7591  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 30th Dec 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S7591  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar (what I call 'rustic type') with FB in good shape.

Trig pillar showing FB

Good condition 12th Apr 1980  11:00  by arranc

Gridref: SD 94600 88100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

perfect day. hot.

Not Logged 1st Aug 1960  12:00  by gowrie

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

It was there when I went 49 years ago!

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