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TP0829 - Alport Heights
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S1547
Passive Station :
OSGB36 Station :
PP56
Current use :
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0829
County :
Derbyshire
Nearest town :
WIRKSWORTH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Alport HeightsPP56PP056430559.50351582.52314.8241PILLAR01/06/1936101/06/1971N0

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There are 58 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3435th with 32 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.96/10 (from 76 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Sep 1984
Was Last logged: 11th Jan 2018

Of the 76 logged visits,
20 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 319m
The average error was 44m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 11th Jan 2018  15:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1547   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Mild and clear day for a drive up to see the setting sun plus Tump and trig.


Good condition 25th Nov 2017  15:29  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 21st Nov 2017  13:28  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Might not have bothered accessing this one but as the pillar was right by the fence it was very useful for getting both in and out.


Good condition 30th May 2017  10:43  by Malcolmm

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

The viewing platform indicates that you can see Shropshire 63 miles away on a clear day. It was a clear day and the views were great (but you may need binoculars to see Shropshire).


Good condition 5th Mar 2017  06:15  by Steve Lane

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


Good condition 18th Feb 2017  13:44  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited with P61 on 12 Trig day out.

Sign
Approach
Trig
Topograph


Good condition 18th Feb 2017  13:44  by painterman61

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy bag and parking some views but misty plenty of folk about topo nearby as well

trig ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Not Logged 21st Dec 2016  00:00  by victron1987

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

Fab time here, 8ft fencing hasnt stopped us yet.


Good condition 19th Jun 2016  10:19  by paulxtr

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lots of noise from nearby motocross meet. Great view.

Alport Heights ©paulxtr


Good condition 22nd Mar 2016  00:00  by Snug

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig in a compound


Good condition 19th Nov 2015  10:45  by Alancache

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

Nice views and other things to look at here as well.

The Pillar behind the fence


Good condition 2nd Aug 2015  13:17  by CJO

Gridref: SK 30560 51582   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Asphalt cap. Is there a destroyed pillar adjacent? Lots of masts with many microwave dishes. View magnificent and made better by this also being a TUMP.

Alport Heights
Alport Heights the base of another pillar?


Good condition 9th Jul 2015  10:30  by Lennyemmy

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Loved this location, fantastic views, and my first trig in Derbyshire, whilst on holiday.


Inaccessible 3rd Jul 2015  13:43  by Downfaller

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

The only good thing about access to this Trig pillar is the decent car park (for those bagging on wheels) Not willing to risk life and limb scaling security fencing or digging tunnels on this occasion, so just walked the top of the wall on the Northern end of the compound to get a pic. Tend to agree with all previous comments about siting metal work on top of hills, despite this a great view point and good visibility on the day.

Secure Trig ©Downfaller


Good condition 30th May 2015  12:12  by slateloose

Gridref: SK 30500 51500   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 10th May 2015  15:43  by Lost Lad

Gridref: SK 30558 51587   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Low score due to proliferation of communication masts and the fact that this pillar has been taken prisoner. Views from the nearby toposcope are far better. As others have said, the holes in the fence on South side of the compound have been repaired with cable ties. However, if you go round to the North side and stand directly opposite the second mast you will be able to lift up the fence and crawl in.


Good condition 26th Jan 2015  12:51  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SK 30560 51592   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Can just reach through hole in fence to place GPS device on top - but don't drop it! The FB can be photoed on zoom from other side of compound. Resin cap. Nearby there's what appears to be another plinth.

Alport Heights Flush bracket.
Alport Heights The TP.
Alport Heights Top of trig.


Not Logged 21st Dec 2014  13:05  by simondavis2012

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


Good condition 29th Oct 2014  12:30  by robinhood

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

First of two trigs on a day's walking with my mate, Tracker Dog. I was wandering on the S slopes of the hill when he shouted he'd found it, in the compound with the masts. It is touchable though not accessible through a hole in the chain link fence. Why not put the fence around the trig or four feet to the side, have they done it to spite trig baggers? Good views all round. On to Bole Hill.


Inaccessible 2nd Oct 2014  09:55  by Tigerfeet

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

Good views from nearby trig, although the actual trig was behind a fence so not possible to reach.

Alport Heights Trig Point Good views from near trig point


Good condition 22nd Feb 2014  13:30  by tomytucker

Gridref: SK 30500 51500   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

3rd one today parked on lane by track walkedup towards masts trig behind wire fence couldnot see flash bracket; someone had made a hole in fence couldnot get g.p.s ontop of trig


Good condition 22nd Feb 2014  12:30  by rams

Gridref: SK 30500 51500   FB Number: 1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

alport hights


Good condition 14th Dec 2013  09:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SK 30560 51583   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In fenced area


Good condition 9th Nov 2013  08:15  by Pritch227

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

first trig of the day,gazed lovingly at it through the fence before trying the padlocked gate and as if by magic it opened!nice views,shame about the masts,right onto the next!!!

©Pritch227


Good condition 16th Jun 2013  15:03  by TeamTroy

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Behind a fence. Lovely views of surrounding countryside.


Good condition 22nd Oct 2012  17:06  by PeteBoggs

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

Holes in fence have been fixed with thick plastic cable ties

©PeteBoggs


Good condition 13th Oct 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SK 30559 51587   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Possible to touch trig thru' fencing


Good condition 6th Jul 2012  17:43  by Border Peat

Gridref: SK 30560 51583   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S1547


Good condition 24th Jun 2012  17:30  by DanTrig

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

Drove to and bagged this trig after walking the Monsal Trail and bagging Wardlow Hay Cop (Wardlow) trig. Good views.


Good condition 9th Jun 2012  14:45  by Ben Fogerty

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

My fave local spot. The high score is more for the view from the parking spot rather than the trig, which is trapped behind a wire fence. Massive sky and distant views!!

Alport Heights trig


Good condition 18th Nov 2011  10:05  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SK 30559 51586   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice hole in fence must be great views from up here with good conditions should have come yesterday.

Alport Heights ©Whats the Point


Good condition 29th Aug 2011  11:36  by pjr

Gridref: SK 30558 51581   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A nice cycle ride from Derby to Duffield along the Chevin then long slow uphill to pillar.A marvelous sunny day with great views.Downhill all the way home,get the bike rolling.


Good condition 6th May 2011  14:55  by wanderer

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


Good condition 1st May 2011  10:12  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

FB Number: S2272  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A day of bagging trigs, great views from this one.


Good condition 27th Jan 2011  16:00  by mrs moo cow

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

Nipped in through one of 2 large holes in fence, better view from information pillar though. Climbed the nearby standing stone by Easy Turnpike Route (VDiff) for good measure.

Alport Heights ©mrs moo cow


Good condition 10th Oct 2010  09:12  by knoutberry

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

Inside Radio Ariel site.


Unreachable but visible 5th Oct 2010  08:39  by FiddleMad

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Good condition 19th Sep 2010  14:24  by Crazy

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

Imprisoned trig but accessible via a big hole along the fencing at the moment.


Not Logged 22nd Apr 2010  13:00  by Fingolfin_UK

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


Good condition 13th Feb 2010  11:29  by wrose

Gridref: SK 30562 51588   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Out with my walking group - The Irregulars, LDWA - and our leader very kindly took us to teh Alport Heights viewing point. So this was an opportunity to visit that was just too good not to miss. Shame that the pillar is confined within a fenced area. It is touchable but I was unable to circumnavigate it. Everything in good area. Flush bracket and OS plaque visible from other side of compound. Nice area spoiled somewhat by the proliferation of masts.

S1547 Alport Heights Pillar (1).
S1547 Alport Heights Pillar (2).
S1547 Alport Heights Plug.


Good condition 25th Aug 2009  11:46  by Morseman

Gridref: SK 30500 51500   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just inside the fence of a communications tower and building but face plate clearly visible and this one is part of the maintained GPS system.


Good condition 21st Jun 2009  13:45  by Bourne

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This was a difficult one, as I was constantly being spotted by Sunday walkers as I was attempting to unknit the fence! But I made it inside the compound to bag this trig. The trig was especially happy to see me as he doesn't get many visitor inside the prison most of the visitors just view him from the other side of the fence.


Unreachable but visible 29th Jan 2009  11:10  by TriggingTinkerbell

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10


Good condition 28th Dec 2008  07:00  by karlos23

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 20th Nov 2008  11:10  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 30600 51900   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Done on a circular walk from Ambergate. Easily accessed by untying electrical cable holding wlre fencing together.Very good views on a good walking day.


Good condition 16th Nov 2008  10:55  by gowrie

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Someone has attempted to knit a patch to the fence hole - easy to unknit and get in. 'Gap' is on SW side of fence. Stunning views today


Good condition 27th Apr 2008  16:00  by Hugo Rune

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

No hole in the fence; trig pillar looks like a prisoner (free all trig points!!)

Free the Trig Point!! ©Hugo Rune


Good condition 2nd Apr 2008  16:15  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice location. Easy to get close to, shame its behind a fence. No obvious holes in the fence on my visit so didnt attempt to get right up to it.


Not Logged 17th Feb 2008  00:00  by Willhay

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 0/10

©Willhay


Good condition 15th Nov 2007  11:46  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Oct 2007  11:40  by ted

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Tarmac plug, two sighting holes open. Gap in fence still there. Dull day - distant features on viewfinder unseen.

Alport Heights trig
Alport Heights trig
Alport Heights FB
Alport Heights trig


Good condition 29th Jun 2007  13:40  by Sandisox

Gridref: SK 30560 51588   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Big hole in fence and nobody about so no problem. A very clear day, so I really could see the Wrekin & Long Mynd (Honestly).

General View
Flush Bracket
Top View


Good condition 28th Mar 2007  13:10  by Managra

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Inside a fence complex on a hill bristling with radio masts. The fence had been cut and loosely tied together with plastic cable clips. However, there were two guys inside one of the other fence compounds so to break the cable clip in their sight would have been unwise. Unable to log the plug but got the FB with the aid of my binoculars

©Managra


Good condition 28th Jan 2007  14:30  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Inside compound.Hole in fence facillitated easy access.Reasonable if not extensive views


Good condition 4th Dec 2006  07:50  by carly_robinson

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

Nice when nobody's around.


Good condition 29th Oct 2006  13:30  by Nr

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


Good condition 21st Oct 2006  10:00  by asbown

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

inside compound but big hole in fence so easy access, the viewpoint tells me on a good day you can see the wrekin 52 miles away, today can't see the car 52 metres away.


Not Logged 3rd Aug 2006  21:38  by Carly_angel

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


Good condition 30th Apr 2006  11:05  by flipflopnick

Gridref: SK 30564 51581   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar still inside compound, hole in wire mesh fence now repaired, so used binoculars and telephoto of camera. Adjacent field hosting Derby Sporting Motocross motorbike event. Co-ords are as near as possible from outside fence.


Good condition 28th Dec 2005  16:00  by Historian

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Third visit. First visited on 28.7.01.

©Historian


Good condition 27th Nov 2005  11:35  by The Rail Yorkie

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

Rock Interesting Rock near car park near Trigpoint.
Inside The Wire


Good condition 20th Oct 2005  12:00  by dal

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very clear - excellent long-distant view to the Wrekin.


Good condition 15th Oct 2005  13:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SK 30500 51500   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Inside compound ,but as earlier logs indicate there is a way in.

©Glaslyn


Good condition 24th Sep 2005  11:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Entire family decamped to a large house on the Chatsworth Estate to celebrate father's 80th birthday. With 10 family members so didn't feel breaking into the compound was appropriate (you are never exempt from a mother's telling off in my experience, irrespective of her or your age!). Beautifully sunny day, so great views from surrounding area.


Good condition 19th Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nat Trust, toposcope & fine view S, allegedly to Wrekin & L Mynd. Trig itself tricky, vgc, in resr compound with FB facing inward. GPS plaque

Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 9th Aug 2005  09:58  by Keith Stevens

Gridref: SK 30560 51586   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Superb views from this spot, 360degrees. Seven phone masts, so my mobile nearly burst into flames when I used it. At the top. But the mast people managed to fence in the trig, but you can get right next to it by the fence. I saw no holes in the fence, but anyway the nettles were daunting. Stone plug. Public area (NT). Primary

Trig fenced in


Good condition 13th Nov 2004  15:18  by lookingmrb&pwb

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Hole still there but the netals have all died. Sent my brother in to get the info as i watched out for any cops. My brother is still scared that cctv saw him in the complex and that they are on there way round to get him.


Good condition 9th Jun 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I could only just fit thru hole.

S1547
S1547
S1547


Good condition 30th May 2004  14:10  by RoPeHe

Gridref: SK 30559 51585   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

GPS Passive Station T1SK3051. Pillar in good condition, except plug replaced by tarmac by the looks of it. Scenery is great if you ignore all the masts and fenced compounds!

Alport Heights Pillar hiding among transmitter mast compounds ©RoPeHe
Alport Heights pillar ©RoPeHe
Flush Bracket S1547 ©RoPeHe
GPS Station indication ©RoPeHe
Spider with tarmac (?) Plug ©RoPeHe
Did it have a neighbour or predecessor? ©RoPeHe


Good condition 14th Apr 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

I failed to spot the hole in the fence, or else its been repaired.



Good condition 2nd Apr 2004  16:50  by HEATHENS

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

GPS in compound with locked gates. There are ways of access as previously logged.

©HEATHENS


Good condition 2nd Apr 2004  16:40  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We first visited this pillar on 22.03.97 when the gates to the aerial compounds weren't locked. Tarmac plug.


Good condition 16th Nov 2003  14:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: SK 30558 51587   FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Famous drive up viewpoint, and a very good view from one of the southernmost 1000' hills in the Pennines over the Midlands, all the way to the Clee Hills. Look to Shropshire though as behind you is a forest of aerials. In one of the aerial enclosures is the pillar. At first I walked a catwalk of the top of a dyke to try and get as close as possible. Of course the plate was on the invisible side. When investigating the view from the other side of the enclosure, I found a hole in the fence, so I was able to get the number.


Good condition 12th May 2003  20:30  by Dougsta

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

Nice place, but no 'public' access to actual trig. pillar. Nice natural stone monolith on-site


Good condition 30th Jun 1993  14:00  by desperate dan

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

Fair haul up from Duffield on bike, also run it from Belper. Actual summit not very inspiring (compound etc) but good views in all directions.


Good condition 15th Sep 1984  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1547  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

White pillar inside compound containing large masts with aerials: access achieved through hole in chain link fence topped by barbed wire.

Trig point and masts on Alport Heights The pillar has flush bracket S1547



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