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TP1464 - Blackwool Law
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Blackwool LawNT72/T8NT72T008380803.96598239.68265.7853PILLAR01/06/1957201/06/1958N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2756th with 31 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.24/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 5th Feb 2000
Was Last found intact: 20th Jan 2024
Was Last logged: 24th Jun 2024

Of the 21 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 40m
The average error was 11m
The closest was 3m

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The trig

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By sheepsocks
Pehistoric roundhouse on route from Woolaw, Defensive wall beyond.
By sheepsocks
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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 24th Jun 2024  00:00  by Llondon

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

Slightly damaged 20th Jan 2024  11:59  by S1534&Beyond

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

3rd trig today of 3 in awful wet windy weather. Used PROW's to get to access land that the trig is located on. Waved at the farmer in his tractor who was transporting food to his livestock. A random pole in the top where the spider once was!

The trig ©S1534&Beyond

Good condition 15th Dec 2023  13:49  by nichex

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 10th Jun 2023  10:50  by CJO

Gridref: NY 80807 98243   FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. Has had a recent coat of paint. Met farmer on quad bike, who was tolerant that I had walked down drive but reminded me that it was not a prow. He asked why pillar had been painted white - he went to market and on his return he noticed. Was happy it was not graffiti.


Good condition 18th Apr 2023  13:55  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 80800 98200   FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On way back from Hindhope Law we turned east on forest track toward Blackwool Law. The track is just before the disused quarry and goes all the way to the fence line and the open moorland, we then followed the fence across the rough moorland to the trig which is on a rocky outcrop. The trig is visible from the edge of the forest.

Good condition 15th May 2021  10:17  by Oldhortus

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

Followed A1mushroom directions parking at Blakehopeburn and follow the forestry tracks. This made a pleasant walk to the trig point. Just a short slog over grassy tussocks

Good condition 28th Dec 2020  17:34  by NJM

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My second visit, different route. Walked N from Gibsheil to join the Pennine Way until just before the old quarry, turning E along a track that becomes a rough and rather overgrown ride emerging from the forest about half a mile NW of the TP. It's a tough slog over horrible tussocks with hidden drainage ditches to the TP, best advice is to stick as close as possible to the fences.

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Good condition 4th Sep 2020  12:45  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the picnic site on the Forest Road near Blakehopeburnhaugh. Followed the forestry tracks to NY797986 where the track disappears into new saplings and gorse bushes. This can be negotiated easily to the fence line. The pasture / moorland is quite wet with a few deep holes in between the tussocks.

Good condition 24th May 2020  00:00  by carolje

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

My 400th trig, delightful views as a reward. Ground dry and tussocky approaching from the west.

Good condition 31st Jul 2018  11:45  by Borderer

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Hindhope Law via forestry tracks to NY 7979 9775 then surprisingly dry fields to the pillar avoiding the cattle. Decent views for such a relatively low elevation.


Good condition 9th Jun 2018  11:15  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Should be re-named not black wool but 'White Cotton' as the hillside was carpeted with flowering bog cotton, delightful. On approach up the Woolaw farm track was challenged by farm hand on a quad bike, but once he had the measure of us, that we weren't poaching or sheep rustling he was fine, thank you George. He did concede that with the bridges gone at either end of the footpath the only way on to it was via the private farmtrack; and that the land I asked to visit, the Settlement and the TRig Point, was Access Land. It was good to get permission though as I had the dog with me. The settlement is impressive, and the views from a relatively low hill are very good indeed.

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View South with Rosie
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Good condition 13th Dec 2017  00:00  by beckroad

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not as boggy as anticipated due to overnight frost keeping ground hard. Very interesting settlement en route. Saw 2 deer on the summit. Trig point has a wooden pole inserted in the spider hole.

Good condition 26th Mar 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 80803 98235   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

FB at NY827982 washed away. Approached from north from Bellshiel bridge NY813994. Track leads to private bridge at NY813992, owners living at NY813989. probably best to ask permission, which in my case was granted. Alternative access would be via Pennine Way to west and a long walk round

Good condition 28th Dec 2016  09:43  by paulxtr

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on the A68 grass verge by the entrance to Woolaw. Walked down the track then over the bridge and across the stile onto access land and followed quad tracks to the trig. Panoramic view.

Blackwool Law ©paulxtr

Good condition 7th Jan 2012  15:15  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Rochester planning to use the footbridge over the river there and then footpath to Woolaw. However footbridge no longer there so the footpath goes from nowhere to nowhere now. Instead used the farm track over the river just W of Woolaw (weren't challenged but not a PROW), then straight up the access land to the trig. Passed what is marked on the map as "settlement" and looks like a remarkably preserved prehistoric settlement. There are 4 roundhouses, the largest 7m diameter, with the bases of the walls and the doorways intact. The houses are surrounded by a substantial wall, with an attached stock enclosure and field boundary banks. Will research to see what's known about it. Trig itself has the usual huge Northumberland views. Later edit: here's full details of the Woolaw settlement, confirms it dates to Iron Age (200BC)

Pehistoric roundhouse on route from Woolaw, Defensive wall beyond.

Good condition 21st Jun 2008  19:03  by coinea

Gridref: NY 80802 98237   FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S8036 Blackwool Law.m

Good condition 21st Jun 2008  18:52  by clochandighter

Gridref: NY 80801 98237   FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Overall approach from northwest. Visited in conjunction with neighbouring Hindhope Law. Parked beside toilet block at Blakehopeburnhaugh, NT786002 and followed forest tracks as shown on maps. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open, Allen screws reinstated. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement 118. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Open outlook in all directions although most of the surrounding hillscapes are on higher ground.

S8036 - Blackwool Law pillar & FB
S8036 - Blackwool Law & self extremely wet. Summer Solstice 2008!

Good condition 11th Jun 2008  15:45  by PHMB

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in layby on A696 at Bellshiel (layby). Took track south across river (with permission of farmer at cottage). Pillar has remnants of white paint. Plug missing, hole had a tall pole sticking out of it. Some good views.

Good condition 5th Jul 2005  16:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at Bellshiel Bridge and followed farm track to Birdhope. Then footpath and quad track up to the trig. Plug missing.

Good condition 29th Aug 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug, nice summit & view - Access:from N, follow FP SE from Birdhope then follow quad track

S8036 fb ©peregrinus
S8036 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 5th Feb 2000  17:00  by andyc

FB Number: S8036  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Andrew and Susan. Soggy ground. Strong wind forced a rapid retreat. Good views of the ranges and APCs.

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