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TP1859 - Cairnglastenhope
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5628th with 40 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.57/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Dec 2004
Was Last logged: 2nd Apr 2024

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

All were within 87m
The average error was 20m
1 was exact

beckroad beckroad slateloose slateloose coinea coinea Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy caroleengel caroleengel clochandighter clochandighter Mickandkim Mickandkim S1534&Beyond S1534&Beyond amblerbob amblerbob Cairnglastenhope Cairnglastenhope [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Slightly damaged 2nd Apr 2024  13:47  by S1534&Beyond

Gridref: NY 75247 80274   FB Number: S6585  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

4 of 5 logs today and third trig. Good parking at NY 80203 80444 which could also be used for Watch Crags. As others used the excellent forest tracks to the trig. No real views at the trig. Once bagged I took the bridleway way back (behind the 4x concrete posts) towards the main track which was surprisingly good but didn't fully correlate with the green mark on my GPS but connected at NY 75630 80433. I recorded slightly under a 8 mile return walk. Spider missing. Still lots of Storm Arwen damage but the higher trees have been cleared and none of the tracks were obstructed that I used.

Arwen damage ©S1534&Beyond
Bridleway near the 4 blocks. ©S1534&Beyond
The trig ©S1534&Beyond

Good condition 14th Feb 2024  07:23  by MileswithRiles

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

Good condition 14th Jan 2024  10:52  by nichex

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 17th Jul 2023  12:18  by Singularity

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

A walk out from Harelaw along the good forestry tracks and a good 7.5 miles round trip. A bit rough underfoot for the last 200 metres off track( marked as an actual track on OS maps) but easy enough. Rain started just as I arrived at Trig well hidden amongst the trees and no views to speak of. quickly donned the waterproofs for a soggy return trip.

Spider view ©Singularity
Trig and surround ©Singularity

Not Logged 11th Apr 2023  00:00  by Llondon

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

Good condition 16th Apr 2022  09:31  by Oldhortus

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

Cycled from Pundershaw to Blackaburn Lough track become to overgrown left the bike for a short walk to the trig. Remote feeling to this trig

Good condition 27th Apr 2021  15:37  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 75200 80200   FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in small parking area at NY 80229 80459. Walked to trig point and back on forest tracks (7 miles round trip).Last couple of hundred yards was a bit over grown, but not badly. No view from trig point.

Good condition 27th Mar 2021  11:40  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in one of the many car parking areas on the way up to Pundershaw. Followed the forest tracks up to the trig and then on to Watch Crags.

Good condition 3rd Oct 2020  12:45  by NJM

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My second visit, different route. On a day that 'Storm Alex' was forecast to drench the entire country, seemed a good idea to revisit a couple of TPs that have no views to offer. Parked at the road junction at Cowcrook Moss, just SW of Birk Hill (TP1384). Followed forestry tracks NW to Greenside then NE on the track that loops back to Pundershaw. Found the TP again without difficulty, but this does seem to be as remote a TP as you can get. Returned via the 'Skipjack' observatory on Blackaburn Lough, then E almost to Pundershaw before dropping S to Blackaburn and then picking off Birk Hill TP as secondary prize for a 3h 30m, 18.7km hike.

View South Storm's TP #131 (and her 100th Northumberland TP)
View West Storm modelling her new Sports Bra...I mean 'Fluorescent Harness'

Good condition 11th Jun 2020  10:48  by stan toon

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

On 40 mile gravel bike ride

©stan toon

Not Logged 19th Jan 2020  17:34  by Geordie

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

Good condition 19th Jan 2020  00:00  by carolje

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

Good condition 27th Nov 2019  14:08  by beckroad

Gridref: NY 75200 80200   FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at a layby ny801802. 13km return along a forest road. A perfect trig for a misty day as there are no views at this pillar. Trig is black. Is this lichen or has the cement reacted with the surrounding atmosphere? I have seen similar at Stonehough and the The Dodd near Black Middens. Excellent opportunity for a brisk walk. Potentially great cycle approach.

Good condition 21st May 2019  15:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short walk up along a clearing from the forestry track to the SE. Limited views and located close to an old fire tower base.


Good condition 30th Apr 2019  14:20  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 75248 80275   FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Watch Crags trig, Visited nearby Tump before returning to car via Pundershaw

Cairnglastenhope Lonely spot

Not Logged 5th Apr 2019  05:45  by trigrat

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

Good condition 25th Nov 2017  15:06  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove as far as Pundershaw, and although the barrier gate just W of it was open I decided descretion the better part of valour and parked on the E side so I couldn't be locked in if someone decided to lock the gate once I'd set off. It was tempting to drive almost all the way to the TP as I could have done, but then part of this TP bagging exercise is, er, exercise. So we walked from Pundershaw, followed all the advice below and found the TP no problem.Just under 1h 45m there and back.

View North With Rosie
View East
View South
View West

Good condition 4th Mar 2017  14:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 75246 80274   FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove track past The Haining and Round Top Parked to east then up FP to old mast bases

Good condition 30th Dec 2016  12:00  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking is not easy on the road to the E of the trig which leads to Bannock Crag. Ended up parking 300m SE of bridleway. Followed said bridleway to NY781805 then followed the forestry road which goes almost to the pillar then back on to the bridleway at NY756804 which goes right past the trig. Remains of a transmitter base? near trig. No view. Returned to car via Watch Crags trig.

Cairnglastenhope ©paulxtr

Good condition 17th Aug 2016  00:01  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 75246 80273   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove from NY801804 to Pundershaw @ NY789801 as progress further blocked by locked gate. Parked on verge by farm entrance. Tried to ask permission but no one home

Good condition 14th May 2016  14:20  by offpiste

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on road up to watch crags and cycled through forest to trig point. There are 2 large tree stumps marking point to leave road near recently felled area of forest.

Good condition 25th Mar 2016  12:00  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

After the bonus of the first trig of the day this was back to the trog along the forest drives, unfortunately gates were locked at the very beginning, so we parked at Harelaw and followed the tracks not the bridle or foot paths. Passed one guy working in the forest on the whole 13 km walk, but at the trig we met a guy, horse and dog, guy was out for a ride in full Western riding kit. Was so busy talking to the bloke I didnt take a pic. Called at the bothy at The Green, by the visitor book it's well used. Gets a 6 because of the horse!

Good condition 28th Feb 2016  11:14  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 75244 80273   FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

No cap but otherwise OK. One sight hole open facing SW.

Cairnglastenhope The trig.
Cairnglastenhope The FB.

Good condition 28th Feb 2015  12:28  by CJO

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap Missing, next to remains of an old Fire or observation Tower. Trees growing but pillar within clearing and close to path.


Good condition 1st Apr 2013  12:12  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Longish walk today. Don't be fooled by the previous loggers pictures as they aren't from this trig point, they are from Aberedw Hill in Wales S6535, so don't be fooled by the different view.

Good condition 17th Jul 2011  20:42  by g4wsb

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 16th Jul 2008  14:50  by coinea

Gridref: NY 75244 80271   FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S6585 Cairnglastenhope.m

Good condition 16th Jul 2008  14:46  by clochandighter

Gridref: NY 75246 80273   FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 22nd October 1951 costing 26.13.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NY86/T14 within the Hexham secondary block during 1953. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in July 1978. SITE VISIT: Parked in forest track entrance at NY757833. Bagged in conjunction with neighbouring Watch Crags. Followed the mapped forest track network all the way. Good footbridge at NY748815. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces ESE, compass measurement 115. Vented through south (left) sight hole. The area has been felled giving reasonable outlooks in some directions. No doubt any views will be lost when the replacement trees grow. Foundations blocks of former comms mast NW of pillar.

S6585 - Cairnglastenhope pillar & FB

Good condition 8th Oct 2006  13:30  by andyc

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

Area has been replanted but still easy to find. Next to four strange concrete blocks with metal girders sticking out of them??

Strange Concrete thing
Cairnglastenhope FB
view from trig to car

Good condition 25th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6585  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, by track, clear-felled area, OK view. Forest road easily driveable to just E of TP

S6585 fb ©peregrinus
S6585 top ©peregrinus
S6585 trig ©peregrinus
S6585 offroading ©peregrinus

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