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TP0902 - Ashley Heath
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Ashley HeathSU31/T29SU31T029411496.61107055.3754.5923PILLAR01/06/1942101/01/1941N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 15229th with 23 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.74/10 (from 39 logged visits)
Was First logged: 1st Aug 1998
Was Last logged: 1st Jun 2020

Of the 39 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 111m
The average error was 27m
The closest was 1m

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gps camera capture from the centre of the trig
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 1st Jun 2020  10:00  by Enfieldrover

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

well hidden in the woods.

Good condition 15th May 2020  10:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 11537 07066   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

A lot easier to find than on my previous visit, probably because Moors Valley Park have put a cycle trail close by. It has no views and very little else to recommend it to the world. Previously visited on 21 May 2010.

Good condition 6th May 2019  11:35  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2705   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A short walk in the woods.

Good condition 5th Mar 2019  17:32  by duncancourts

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in car park at southern edge of Verwood and walked along wide track. There's a rough bench at the side of the track just before the crest of the hill - head into the forest here and follow the trail up the hill to the trig. Very dense pine forest and you can't see far in any direction.

Good condition 11th Feb 2019  00:00  by Woodleywalker

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at Ebblake South CP, left along forest track, up the rise until you reach a basic seat on your right, continue on for a few yards and take a small well defined path on your right, this leads straight to the pillar. No views but there was a lovely Jay on the ground as I approached the pillar.

Good condition 20th Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 11503 07066   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Just enough room to pull off busy road at track entrance at SU118069

Good condition 15th Jul 2017  12:00  by Pete the Trig Hunter

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in small car park at entrance to forest and 3/4 miles downwide path to the rise in the path and then a blind search quite deep into the woods to the right to find it. It is looking fine but with the forest grown all around, the views it would have had are all gone.

Good condition 7th Jul 2017  07:32  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycled up logging road to the bench and then headed up the hillock on foot. Trig in good condition but no views because of trees. Was easier getting back as i could follow a path.

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Good condition 13th Jun 2017  11:22  by slateloose

Gridref: SU 11400 07000   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in small parking area on left just before you get into Ebblake. Walked along fire break track towards trig point ,just after a small wood bench on the right look for path into tree which lead to trig point in wood. Disturbed snake on way back sunning itself on the path.

Good condition 13th May 2017  15:15  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SU 11499 07059   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Camping with family in the New Forest for the weekend. Youngsters wanted to "Go Ape" at Moors Valley, after that we all walked from the main car park to the S over to this one. little tricky to find due to tree cover and erratic GPS, no views. Pillar good condition.

Not Logged 27th Dec 2016  11:35  by meandmymum

Gridref: SU 11400 07000   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Well hidden in the trees!

Good condition 28th Jan 2016  12:45  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access followed Trigpoint 100 route

Good condition 9th Jan 2016  12:26  by RichardM

Gridref: SU 11501 07053   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Painted with flaking grey paint. No views but pleasent sheltered spot next to small clearing with vegetated tumulus. Fairly easy access through dense pine forest from track on E side.

Good condition 8th Nov 2015  14:58  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Not that difficult to find, even if the trees do send a GPS haywire! Walked down from Ebblake CP on the FC track paralleling the road - c. 30m past the fire hydrant you will find a well walked narrow path leading off up the hill to the right. Entirely engulfed in conifers, so no views at all, but in excellent condition - metal cap, shallow letters, only NW s/hole open, remnants of greyish green peeling paint.

Good condition 21st Aug 2015  11:10  by bwm

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 20th Jan 2015  10:27  by vegibagger

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

peeling blue grey paint


Good condition 22nd Apr 2014  15:05  by CJO

Gridref: SU 11496 07055   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All in tact. Just to SE of tumulus 1m below high point. No views in trees but easy enough to find a path through.

Ashley Heath

Good condition 13th Feb 2014  13:09  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 11500 07054   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Tricksy one this. Felt that without GPS I wouldn't have found it, even so was at the trig before seeing it - well hidden in medium dense plantation of young firs (been in much denser). This will only become more difficult to access as time passes. Pillar in good condition with it's peeling battleship-grey coat of paint; original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; rear sight hole only open. No views.

Pillar TP0902©jonglew
Spider TP0902©jonglew
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Good condition 30th Sep 2013  11:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I enjoyed the search for this one, and the misty murky day added to its mystique. Saw some of the biggest spiders I've ever seen before in the New Forest - what's happening? Some quite handsome specimens stretched out in their webs. Virtually stumbled into the pillar which is set just below the tumulus. It is in good condition with its cap in place, all sight holes blocked, and that unusual grey/blue paint gradually peeling away. Got an absolute soaking but what matter?

Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  17:05  by Dusty

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked into trees twice. Second time found it.

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Good condition 22nd Apr 2013  11:35  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Hard to find due to trees

Good condition 2nd Dec 2012  13:18  by bikeboyz

Gridref: SU 11499 07053   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The trig is in quite thick forest now, the best way to find it is go to SU 11553 07135 then head off the track in to the forest and climb upwards from there. You can make out a rough path to the trig.

gps camera capture from the centre of the trig
as found
The pillar
through the trees
panoramic view from pillar

Good condition 27th Dec 2011  10:09  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Got approach roughly sorted from map and marked tracks, then guessimated by rising ground into dense trees. Still a bit surprised to find. Painted odd blue grey. In trying to find my way out of the trees I made a second unexpected visit a few minutes later!

Good condition 21st Nov 2010  13:52  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 11490 07050   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked on B3081, a bit harder than expected but found after quick search in the trees. Very good condition. Plenty of road noise.


Good condition 27th Mar 2010  09:01  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: SU 11500 07066   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Logged while on a local cache hunt; plus score for enjoyable climb to the column through dense young trees; minus score for lack of view

Good condition 12th Feb 2010  15:32  by tom

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The pillar stands next to a hill top tumulus in a plantation of young pine trees in the forest to the northwest of Ringwood. The trig is in fine condition. It has bluish grey flaking paint, a metal cap with shallow lettering and FB S2705. The site was reached mostly by means of a pleasant walk on tracks through the heath and forest from the Moors Valley Country Park to the south. The lack of a path to the actual trig site necessitates forcing a route between the young trees and through the undergrowth for the final 100 metres. The surrounding vegetation prevents a view from the trig but there is the constant hum of traffic noise on the nearby B3081.

Good condition 10th Mar 2009  14:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

no gps or compass used, just old fashioned interpretation of the map and ground. found the tp and then my way out in no time. it would seem that too many people are relying on modern technology instead of learning and practicing navigation.

Good condition 3rd Jul 2008  15:10  by gansonwheels

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It took me such a long time to find this trig, bushwhacking through the plantation with my gps, that I abandoned thoughts of Pistle Hill in order to return hire bike to Sandy Balls on time ! Last of 4 TP's on 29 mile trip. Beautifully crisp lettering on plate. Grey paint slightly peeling. Disappointed that so many people had bagged it before me !!

Good condition 9th Apr 2008  12:45  by raypool

Gridref: SU 11496 07069   FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 26th Oct 2007  15:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Located in what is now and has been for a long time forestry plantation. Pillar was found with some difficulty in a stand of closely spaced trees of moderate size which took some pushing through. Pillar retains plug(shallow indented letters). It carries a heavily flaking coat of medium grey paint.

Good condition 17th Oct 2007  12:15  by Trigger

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

TP0902 Trig
TP0902 FB

Good condition 3rd Mar 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Fairly dense copse of youngish Scots pines. Summit is heathery tumulus in small clearing: trig is at edge of this. I pushed into the summit copse from area of clear fall from SE, on a rough bearing, heading for highest point, hit trig first time. Exit NE to track was harder, with deep dead bracken.

Good condition 5th Aug 2006  17:00  by Dodders

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Incredibly difficult trigpoint to get to. Access was only possible through a dense forest of trees and consequently my GPS floundered. Circumnavigated the tracks which surround the wooded area before going in via a fire break in the trees. Despite finding it eventually, found getting out very difficult as it was easy to get disorientated. Could not find same route out so had to push through the trees. Here my good old compass was invaluable as the GPS was failing due to the overhead tree cover. Pillar was found to have an unusual grey paint finish (flaking). Trig in good condition, although not suprising when you realise how difficulit it is to get to!


Good condition 5th Aug 2006  17:00  by AnnRACS

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked around the area a couple of times trying to figure out how to get to this. Found a way in but getting back out wasn't as easy. It's a bit inconsiderate growing a forest arount the trig. This trig is the most complete and almost pristine condition that I have seen.

Couldn't find it 31st Dec 2005  16:00  by Managra

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

Spent an hour looking for this one and must have circumnavigated it at least twice but couldn't find the small track that runs south of the trig. The undergrowth was very dense. Then it started to get dark. Not a good trig on which to end the year. OS list the FB as S2705.

Good condition 4th Sep 2005  14:20  by pineapple

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

As stated before, a struggle through dense undergrowth. Pillar intact with peeling painted finish.

Good condition 20th Jun 2005  23:11  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Now I know its going to be a bad day. 150m off a typical newforest ride through dense dead or half dead conifers and bracken with more in common with a N Wales FC site than the rest of the area. GPS held throughout but slope is so gentle would fancy this without one. Road noise saw me back to civilisation about 10 minutes later than expected.

Good condition 24th Jun 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2705  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In amongst the young pine trees. We put up a nightjar when we were approaching the trig - the first time I've seen one in daylight. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 1st Aug 1998  11:30  by widget

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

I'm writing this in Aug 2018 having just dug out some old maps and found notes on a few trigs I did 20+ years ago before I even realised this site existed! Bagged on an estimated date in 1998 on the way to pick up the kids from school. My map notes indicate that the trig was painted duck egg blue (!) and record nice forested views North!

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