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TP8050 - Bessyboot
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
BessybootNY11/T5NY11T005325830.63512481.92551.0783BOLT01/06/1952201/06/1952N0HT TO BOLT IN ROCK

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There are 15 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1606th with 21 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.70/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Sep 2008
Was Last found intact: 7th Mar 2017
Was Last logged: 18th May 2017

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

All were within 35m
The average error was 13m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Bolt.

Bolt - Location wrt cairn

By Hartryggers
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 18th May 2017  13:37  by peebs

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

Approach from Langstrath via Tansey Gill


Good condition 7th Mar 2017  09:58  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 25830 12487   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Bolt measured at 2 1/8" diameter. Easy spot exposed on rock, paced out at 2m NNE of summit cairn. It is a bit battered, but is stable and would be perfectly functional. On a round of Wainwright and Nuttall bagging.

Bolt - Location wrt cairn TP8050©jonglew
Bolt TP8050©jonglew
Detail TP8050©jonglew

Slightly damaged 16th Jun 2015  13:20  by Father Ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

I don't normally give bolts a very high score but this one is in a great place. Found on trhe last peak for me having walked the Seathwaite/Glaramara horseshoe. I walked back to the tarn and down from there but its a steep and not a nice way to decend in my opinion.

Good condition 4th Sep 2014  13:47  by Hartryggers

Gridref: NY 25800 12500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked on the grass verge in the lane heading to Thorneythwaite Farm parking NOW £3 in an honesty box… all I had in loose change was 60p!!! > Tarn at Leaves > Great Hollow > Dovenest Top [Dovenest Crag][Stonethwaite Fell] > Rosthwaite Fell [Rosthwaite Cam] > Tarn at Leaves > ROSTHWAITE FELL - BESSYBOOT rocky summit topped with a cairn, OS bolt 4m NNE > back to the car. Previous visit 28/09/2008

Summit cairn and GPS sitting on the Bolt

Slightly damaged 18th Aug 2013  08:59  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Battered 2" bolt in small outcrop 3m NNE of summit cairn

Bolt on outcrop in foreground

Good condition 28th Feb 2013  15:29  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Revisit on walk to bag previously bypassed Hewitt/Birkett summit of Stonethwaite Fell(Dovenest Crag). Climbed to summit of Rosthwaite Fell(Bessyboot) as the last one of the day,went for a scout around not expecting to find the bolt & there it was in plain view on a rock about 4 feet NNE of the summit cairn,which was a nice bonus!

Bolt on rock.
Bolt on rock & summit cairn
Me photographing the bolt.

Not Logged 8th Dec 2012  15:30  by stignest

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

on the eve of my wainwright completion. this my 3rd last top. up the Stanger Gill route which was steep and good fun.

Couldn't find it 20th Oct 2012  09:41  by PeteBoggs

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

I guess it could be under the cairn but not in plain sight - always called this spot Rosthwaite Fell

Couldn't find it 7th Aug 2010  11:18  by painterman61

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

This was a strange day whilst walking the Glaramara round i got on route with the borrowdale annual fell race,got chatting to the fell racing legend Billy bland who was marshaling the first gate.Was last man to summit bessyboot made mountain rescue laugh when they checked notes to see if i was in the race, top was full of glum characters who never cracked a smile surreal.Did not look for bolt!

Me in the middle with raised poles. ©painterman61
cairn ©painterman61
Misty race ©painterman61
Tail enders knackered already ©painterman61

Good condition 28th Sep 2008  12:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 25830 12481   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A bit late logging this one (six years), was doing the Wainwright's back in 2008, must admit I did not actually look at the bolt but luckily captured it in this summit shot, Walking the ridge from Alan Crags too this little beauty is in my humble opinion one of the best walks in the district,

Bessyboot summit Cairn and Bolt

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