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TP1452 - Blackmoor Skirt
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Blackmoor SkirtNY86/3NY86S003382522.20589982.55363.6692PILLAR01/06/1953101/10/1957N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3095th with 43 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.13/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Nov 1999
Was Last logged: 2nd Apr 2024

Of the 30 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 85m
The average error was 16m
2 were exact

Midhopelaw Pike Midhopelaw Pike JRoche18 JRoche18 slateloose slateloose S1534&Beyond S1534&Beyond clochandighter clochandighter coinea coinea ger ger caroleengel caroleengel amblerbob amblerbob Mickandkim Mickandkim The RockKnocker The RockKnocker CJO CJO We TRye hard We TRye hard jonglew jonglew Blackmoor Skirt Blackmoor Skirt [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 2nd Apr 2024  10:25  by S1534&Beyond

Gridref: NY 82523 89973   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Back to Northumberland today after a week on Mull. 1 of 5 logs 3 of which are trigs. Awful weather to start and route as others. Trig is marked within access land. An absolute swamp at the moment and my walking boots were compromised and soaked within minutes for the rest of the day. Parked as others near the Pennine Way sign in the layby. About a 2 3/4 mile return walk to the trig plus another 1 mile return walk to get closer to Paddon Hill for a photograph.

The trig ©S1534&Beyond
Pennine Way Marker - Near the fence ©S1534&Beyond

Good condition 7th Jan 2024  13:57  by JRoche18

Gridref: NY 82500 89900   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Hard slog up from gateway to South through Heather. Pillar in good condition with original centre cap featuring indented lettering. Extensive 360 views, cold still crisp January day

Good condition 21st Nov 2022  12:34  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NY 82522 89988   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Altitude 365m. Out looking for Benchmarks and went a bit out of my way to tick off this pillar.

©We TRye hard

Good condition 2nd May 2022  11:39  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 82523 89988   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at CG to N (NY 8244 9172). PW initially then followed fence line over Gray Stone. Pillar sits in heather moorland, retaining original centre cap, deeply indented lettering; front sight hole open. Extensive moorland views.

Pillar TP1452©jonglew
Spider TP1452©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1452©jonglew

Good condition 23rd Apr 2022  14:08  by painterman61

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked up from the road to the west followed fence up steep rough walking. Trig in vgc super views here today sunny but east wind freezing.

Trig ©painterman61
Trig ©painterman61
Top ©painterman61
Fb ©painterman61

Good condition 22nd May 2021  10:31  by Oldhortus

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

From the cattle grid used PW to cairn then fence line to Gray stone and onto trig. NE from the trig to pick up the road back to the car at the cattle grid

Good condition 27th Apr 2021  12:40  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 82500 89900   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Same route as previous log. The walking is a bit rough with some bad boggy areas just off the road. We walked on the northside of the fence which is easier to walk once you reach the heather near the top. A broken down gate near the top gives easy access the summit.

Good condition 15th Mar 2021  14:26  by NJM

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My second visit, different route - from the cattle grid to the N, then followed fence line to 'The Grey Stone' and short heather-bash from there. I'm convinced that somewhere between Blackmoor Skirt and Blackwool Law just 5 miles N of here is the legendary lost Trig Point of Black Wool Skirt...

View North Storm's OS Pillar #171
View to the pillar from The Grey Stone
View South West

Good condition 28th Jun 2020  10:42  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Route and parking the same as Nick & Roise below. The road is a bit rough in places but is ok, i've driven on far worse in the Highlands. There is no where to turn around if you have anything bigger than a golf buggy so i just continued north along it to the junction and back to the A68.

Good condition 9th Jun 2020  00:00  by carolje

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

Good condition 1st Sep 2018  12:10  by ted

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From the road to W following the fence up on N side. The Gray Stone was unremarkable. Short plod through a sea of heather. Plug intact; quiet. A bit too overcast for views today.

Blackmoor Skirt trig
Blackmoor Skirt trig
Blackmoor Skirt FB
Blackmoor Skirt top

Good condition 19th Jul 2018  15:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Took a look at the gated road to the west of the pillar and wasn't going to risk damage to the new car so plumped for parking north of the pillar and taking the Pennine Way to the first stile then followed the fence to within a couple of hundred metres of the trig. Very dry over the last few weeks otherwise I guess this route would be very boggy. Decent views.


Good condition 12th Jan 2018  00:00  by beckroad

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Well worth the off piste drive along a rarely used road. Parked next to a cattle grid. 1hr return walk. The trig point showed all the signs of a sturdy piece of cement and very little pollution. Lovely heather moorland.

Good condition 19th Sep 2017  12:32  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Sorry to cast aspirsions on the comments below by caroleengle, but the road from the south that runs N from Sundaysight really ISN'T all that bad, 4x4 or otherwise (certainly no worse than the road that leads up to Coldtown Beacon for example)...There is a gate due W of the TP along this road, on the N side of the gate is a good parking spot where a PROW leads off NW towards Highgreen Manor (an amazing looking building if you get to drive back S past that). From here just follow the fence line on its N side directly up the hillside due E, just before the brow of the hill is reached there is a wooden gate in the fence after which the new-ish pigwire becomes rusty barbed wire. Cross S over the gate and then head SE through the heather to the TP, which offers great 360 views.

View North with Rosie
View East
View South
View West

Good condition 9th Apr 2017  16:18  by ger

Gridref: NY 82522 89980   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spider has metal cap.

Good condition 29th Dec 2016  13:22  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at the cattle grid where the PW crosses the road. Followed PW to Whitley Pike then fencelines to trig. Wide panoramic views.

Blackmoor Skirt ©paulxtr

Good condition 19th Aug 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 82521 89981   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Do NOT drive along the minor road to west signed Sundaysight unless you have a 4X4. The road is appalling past the gate at NY818900 (northerly direction), where there is no room to park or turn round. Accessed trig from from Pennine Way, parking at cattle grid where the route crosses the road to the north (after recovering from the drive past Sundaysight in my A1). The moorland is not bad compared to the Kielder Forest area

Good condition 21st May 2016  11:55  by offpiste

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at spot height 281. Went up farmers track to ridge then across to trig point. Good moorland views

Good condition 15th May 2016  14:47  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 82522 89981   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From cattle grid on road to north.

Blackmoor Skirt Island in sea of heather

Good condition 10th Oct 2015  18:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 82522 89983   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at road gate and climbed straight up(Rough) Came down other side of fence a lot better route

Good condition 14th Jun 2015  11:43  by CJO

Gridref: NY 82521 89984   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All intact. TUMP 300m away.

Blackmoor Skirt

Good condition 4th Jan 2015  15:45  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked to east on minor road (as other triggers). Beware, this is a VERY minor road, especially coming in from the north so we were glad of the Land Rover. Darkness falling. Typical wide Nothumberland views. Wet where it wasn't frozen.

Good condition 9th Feb 2014  09:12  by The RockKnocker

Gridref: NY 82522 89983   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at NY 81800 90000 but had to leave car in middle of lane blocking road as off road parking would have resulted in getting stuck! Left note in window saying back in 15 mins! then i ran up to the trig and back.

I parked car here. Then i ran up to the trig and back, it was cold but by the time i had run up the hill i was sweating.
The RockKnocker at the Trig I left the family having a lye in back in Bellingham while i went trig bagging.
The View The View from Blackmoor Skirt this morning.

Good condition 23rd Aug 2012  17:50  by stan toon

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

Another dampish trudge from minor road

©stan toon

Good condition 5th Jul 2008  11:48  by coinea

Gridref: NY 82522 89979   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 5th Jul 2008  11:47  by clochandighter

Gridref: NY 82528 89970   FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 2nd November 1951 costing 10.6s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NY86/3 within the Hexham block during 1953. Levelled for height to Class 1 precision, tertiary standards in 1957. Last maintained by the OS in August 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from west. Parked by single track road just south of gate at NY818900 then due east to summit keeping south of boundary line. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented lettering. Flush bracket faces northwest, compass measurement 319. Vented through NW sight hole. 360 panorama from top.

S6590 - Blackmoor Skirt pillar & FB

Good condition 11th Feb 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Good condition 16th Nov 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, heather summit, wide view

Good condition 23rd Sep 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 27th Nov 1999  16:20  by andyc

FB Number: S6590  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Andrew and Susan. Getting dark. Rugged views. Friendly wave from tanks at Stewartshiels

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