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TP0960 - Badbury Rings
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2567
OSGB36 Station :
SU31/T42
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0960
County :
Dorset
Nearest town :
WIMBORNE MINSTER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Badbury RingsSU31/T42SU31T042396551.52103097.3395.3533PILLAR01/06/1942101/05/1952N0

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There are 56 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1383rd with 26 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.69/10 (from 81 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Feb 1996
Was Last logged: 21st Feb 2018

Of the 81 logged visits,
24 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 4261m
The average error was 201m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By mitsiman

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By meandmymum
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 21st Feb 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 96555 03103   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

NT car park to west now charges £1 so parked down by B3082 at ST958029


Good condition 18th Jun 2017  16:03  by mitsiman

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


Good condition 11th Jun 2017  12:30  by Pete the Trig Hunter

Gridref: ST 96551 03104   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Sunny day, easy to find, good views plus being on top of an Iron age hill fort. What was not to like!


Good condition 10th Mar 2017  13:00  by duncancourts

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 5th Nov 2016  15:19  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 94619 06895   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking in large car park through small gate up towards trees middle slight left up ramp.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 4th May 2016  18:59  by jeffvan

Gridref: ST 96552 03103   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

great location


Good condition 1st May 2016  16:01  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Snap decision on way home from New Forest. Lovely location.


Good condition 1st May 2016  16:00  by Icarus.

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

Stopped off here to see the rings - hadn't realised there was a pillar too.


Not Logged 5th Mar 2016  16:10  by meandmymum

Gridref: ST 96500 03000   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Stopped on the spur of the moment as we were driving past on the way home - took a little while to locate as we had not got the OS map with us and initially headed for the highest point where the toposcope is located.Worth braving the bitter winds for the fabulous views!


Good condition 4th Mar 2016  10:39  by Trigger happy

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 15th Nov 2015  13:24  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 96553 03093   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parking in the NT carpark (free) then nice stroll over, pillar located on the north east bank and is in good condition, very interesting area and some good views, topography in the centre too but surrounded in trees

Pillar & FB


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  15:30  by daffyd

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Quite a hike to this one, but after parking in car park around 15mins to find it, over to the right around 500yds.

Badbury rings 10/10/15


Good condition 3rd Oct 2015  14:20  by DesG

Gridref: ST 96544 03101   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG


Good condition 24th Aug 2015  15:15  by bwm

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 12th Jul 2015  13:59  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 96552 03096   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Large car park 1/4mile to the W. Pillar is on inner ring of this Iron Age hill fort, but 190m NE from its centre where a toposcope has been installed. Original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; rear and LHD side sight holes open. Extensive Dorset views NW, N & E; other directions obscured by hill fort trees.

Pillar TP0960©jonglew
Spider TP0960©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP0960©jonglew


Good condition 28th Jun 2015  17:32  by Border Peat

Gridref: ST 96550 03150   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 6th Mar 2015  20:32  by TrigTony

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


Not Logged 7th Oct 2014  13:56  by Teamfizz

Gridref: ST 96642 03120   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 7th Sep 2014  13:18  by lgxkls

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


Good condition 7th Sep 2014  13:06  by Mat Smith

Gridref: ST 96555 03093   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Jul 2014  13:13  by philandsam

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy walk from car park. Great views.


Good condition 19th Apr 2014  14:44  by Barney Rubble

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Within the National Trust site of Badbury Rings Hill fort overlooking the Dorset Countryside, joining point of several roman roads

What a view A view of Dorset from Badbury Rings
What a view A view of Dorset from Badbury Rings


Good condition 16th Apr 2014  12:00  by S+B

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Mar 2014  10:27  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Quick walk from car park in a bitterly cold gale.

Badbury Rings Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Badbury Rings Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Good condition 23rd Jan 2014  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: ST 96500 03100   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great location with fine views. Very easy to get to. Previously visited 21 May 2008 and 8 Jan 2013,


Not Logged 16th Oct 2013  15:02  by Teamfizz

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


Good condition 18th Sep 2013  14:30  by Dusty

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Mrs Dusty & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 23rd Jun 2013  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst on a 16 mile walk with an old friend and introduced him to trigpointing and geocaching. Trig is on a windswept bank of the hill fort with glorious views.

TP0960 ©explorer_olway
TP0960 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 15th Jun 2013  17:05  by senrabyar

Gridref: ST 96554 03104   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Nov 2012  10:35  by beemerboxer1

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited on a lovely crisp Remembrance Day. Lest We Forget!


Good condition 12th Oct 2012  15:00  by bikeboyz

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

top of the pillar


Good condition 3rd Oct 2012  12:29  by wrighty

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The hill fort alone is worth a visit and the trig stands on one of the rings,good views.


Good condition 1st Jul 2012  11:00  by pork_pie_hat

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

Significant for me because it's my first logged trigpoint. The chalk downland flowers are beautiful at this time of year.


Good condition 7th Feb 2012  13:45  by Sandisox

Gridref: ST 96556 03105   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good Views on a crisp winter day.

Flush Bracket
Top View
General View


Good condition 27th Dec 2011  12:30  by little-leggs

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

spotted of here today the walk and water the dog ( Bambie ) on our way down to go roller blading at under cliff Bournemouth

planking another trig-point ©little-leggs
©little-leggs


Good condition 19th Aug 2011  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 3rd Aug 2011  15:17  by splash

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Can see why the romans liked this spot. Amasing place. Great views.Look forward to future visits.


Good condition 15th Jun 2011  20:00  by Alfie

Gridref: ST 96500 03000   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I adopted this pillar under the O/S pillar adoption scheme and have a certificate dated 23 February 1994. I'm glad everyone likes it.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2011  14:00  by vw_keychain

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good views from the trigpoint, hill fort is worth visiting and there is also a short multi geocache at the fort which is also worth doing.


Good condition 22nd Apr 2011  16:24  by tc847

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Point and view
The point
Bracket


Good condition 6th Oct 2010  12:33  by tom

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The pillar stands on the northern inner rampart of an Iron Age hill fort to the north west of Wimborne Minster. Its base was standing in a one inch deep puddle. It has a metal cap with shallow lettering and FB S2567. There is direct access from the car park to the west of the site. The trig has an impressive view to the north up the gently undulating downland of the interior of Cranborne Chase. Dorset Downs can be seen to the west and Blandford Forum in the north west. Woodlands can be seen to the east with a cliff edge visible in the distance to the south east. From the opposite side of the fort there is a good view to the south including the tower and woods of Charborough Park and the tops of the Purbeck Hills.



Good condition 2nd Oct 2010  13:10  by Grizzly Pair

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Fantastic views from here. Sited on a fascinating NT monument so obviously well maintained by them


Good condition 11th Feb 2010  11:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A bitingly cold day up here with a lacerating east wind; the sun was shining, but absolutely no warmth in it. Did I mind? How could I with this superb site all to myself and accompanied by one hovering kestrel and two circling buzzards? And now for Spetisbury Rings....


Good condition 11th Jan 2010  16:21  by aprenrut

Gridref: ST 96552 03093   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A Trig Frozen in Time! ©aprenrut
©aprenrut


Good condition 12th Oct 2009  10:30  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 15th Apr 2009  15:46  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 17th Feb 2009  08:10  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 96550 03090   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Impressive site.No access for dogs to pillar for some reason.Ok views.Pillar condition good.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 4th Jan 2009  09:05  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: ST 96553 03107   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A hazy, frosty, winter morning - very poor views today. Sheep were very friendly (perhaps because dogs aren't allowed in this area).


Not Logged 15th Sep 2008  08:18  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Glad I took the right ring when walking to the cache, and got this bonus. Pillar in good order and good situation and views.


Good condition 2nd Sep 2008  13:05  by Mrs Blorenge

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We were just passing, doing a geocache nearby, and there was this trigpoint just standing there on the edge of the rings. So we just wandered over and patted it and took its number. :-)


Good condition 25th Aug 2008  11:55  by Trigger

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th Aug 2008  06:35  by PhilPamAndRob

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Early morning visit in the drizzle. I was actually doing the Badbury Rings multi-cache when I unexpectedly came across this trig pillar. Not expecting a trig Iíd left the camera in the car so it didnít get wet, so regrettably no pictures - PhilPamandRob


Good condition 23rd Aug 2008  13:37  by cavinguk

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

Really clear day, could see as far as the Isle of Wight and the Purbeck Hills. The Hill Fort itself is very impressive, walked around the inner ring (the one with the trig on) to get the best views.


Good condition 24th Sep 2007  11:59  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

i think they've got it all wrong and these rings are the site of an out of town ancient briton chariot race course


Good condition 20th Sep 2007  13:00  by PHMB

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar is in good condition with a very clean almost polished flush bracket.Trig Point stands on N.E. side of inner ring. Views are good to the north west towards the former Tarrant Rushton airfield(an important glider base for D-Day missions and later used for early work with in flight refuelling.


Good condition 21st Jun 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S2567
S2567
S2567


Good condition 8th May 2007  16:42  by dal

Gridref: ST 96553 03102   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Splendid spot. Plug intact. Vgc.


Good condition 6th Apr 2007  14:40  by stevepammypoo

Gridref: ST 96550 03103   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

What a great place to put a trig pillar. Wonderful hill fort.

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar


Good condition 1st Mar 2007  19:20  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Couple of parking sites and a nice walk in sides of the rings are surprisingly steep so pick the right route. Impressive under the full moon


Good condition 4th Feb 2007  13:00  by southside

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Really good views on a sunny February day. Walked though the centre of the rings and found on the far side to the car park. Very prominent position on top of rampart.

Badbury Rings on a sunny February day! ©southside


Good condition 11th Oct 2006  12:10  by mtb mick

Gridref: ST 96600 03100   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Original plug intact. Two sight holes blocked. Found easily by walking clockwise on the rampart if using the car park. Lovely spot.

Badbury Rings Looking west


Good condition 21st Sep 2006  12:23  by Tikal

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Jul 2006  15:47  by Dorsetgal & GeoDog

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found while doing Digging Up The Past geocache


Good condition 17th Dec 2005  17:05  by macroderma

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

Visiting nearby cache GC4BDF Digging Up The Past


Good condition 14th Oct 2005  15:30  by gansonwheels

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Let's go down that lovely beech avenue towards Wimborne. Oh fancy, there's a trig. point over there at the hill fort. Oh Dad ! Still, the whole Ganso family strolled through the rings to reach the TP and agreed that it had been worth the walk, especially as it had stopped raining. We will revisit it for the views another day !


Good condition 24th Sep 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters, fine view & hillfort, on innermost bank. Toposcope (but no view!) at centre of ring.

Montaged by J Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 19th Aug 2005  13:00  by pineapple

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


Good condition 9th Jul 2005  11:55  by Managra

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lovely views from the hill fort. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering.

Trigpoint ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra


Good condition 28th Aug 2004  14:25  by nobby.nobbs

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 31st May 2004  15:08  by The White Family

Gridref: ST 96551 03097   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Interesting historical location.

TP0960 FB ©The White Family
TP0960 looking east ©The White Family


Good condition 25th Apr 2004  12:00  by kevjtrig

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

Agree with previous comments. Pretty good views from this diminutive highpoint. The Needles (Isle of Wight) just visible to the west, and rolling Dorset countryside.

Trig - looking westwards.


Good condition 4th Jan 2004  19:47  by Mr & Mrs Hedgehog

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


Good condition 22nd Dec 2003  13:15  by maurice

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 25th Nov 2003  13:10  by coordin8z

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This is in the middle of Badbury Rings. This is a must see place. I didn't think the Iron Age people were into Trigpoints!


Good condition 31st Oct 2003  13:00  by ZedForce

Gridref: ST 96551 03108   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First of our logged trig points. visited whilst doing Badbury Rings geocache.


Good condition 24th Aug 2003  19:20  by casal 20

Gridref: ST 96552 03097   FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Central plug is missing. Apart from that the trigpoint is in good condition. Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hill fort consisting of 3 concentric rings and a central enclosure. WELL worth a visit!

Flush bracket ©casal 20
Missing centre plug ©casal 20
The trigpoint on the central ring The trigpoint is located in the inner of the three concentric rings.©casal 20


Good condition 18th Aug 2002  18:00  by vegibagger

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

with Jamie and lots of others while staying at Gaunts House


Good condition 18th Aug 2002  07:40  by vegibagger

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

with Jamie


Good condition 4th May 1998  09:45  by widget

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

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! No notes other than time and date, but it looks like I might have bumped into Helen Baker (Trigpoint100). I also visited KIngston Lacy on that Bank Holiday Monday!


Good condition 4th May 1998  00:00  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

With the Old Man and Sis#1 en route home from our annual Studland weekend, onwards from here to visit Kingston Lacy. Two huge and remarkably complete concentric earthworks.


Good condition 25th Feb 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2567  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Interesting hill fort.



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