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TP3227 - Fore Down
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S5826
OSGB36 Station :
SU59/4
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3227
County :
Oxfordshire
Nearest town :
WANTAGE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Fore DownSU59/4SU59S004445568.96185111.20202.8292PILLAR01/06/1951101/06/1973N0

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There are 48 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4545th with 84 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.75/10 (from 88 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Sep 1980
Was Last logged: 21st Aug 2022

Of the 88 logged visits,
27 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 403m
The average error was 36m
1 was exact

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Good condition 21st Aug 2022  14:30  by TrigDave

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Very easy bag from the Ridgeway, did so without causing much delay to our group bike ride. Great views but no better or worse than you'll get on the rest of the Ridgeway.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2022  09:50  by triggering

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

First one of the ridgeway today!


Not Logged 25th Oct 2021  20:48  by HiyaHillers

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


Good condition 11th Oct 2021  12:39  by matthew

Gridref: SU 45570 85118   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 28th Sep 2021  11:39  by Margaret the trig

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


Good condition 9th Aug 2021  15:05  by MPD

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


Not Logged 4th Aug 2021  22:58  by Fremington

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


Good condition 21st Jun 2021  16:00  by tim747

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st Mar 2021  13:30  by Angela Thomas

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar ©Angela Thomas
Flush Bracket ©Angela Thomas
Spider ©Angela Thomas


Good condition 20th Sep 2020  15:52  by Andy West

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


Good condition 24th Jul 2020  14:31  by The White Family

Gridref: SU 45570 85117   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

---(2020-07-24, 14:31:00)--- SU 45570 85117 S5826 Today was Day 7 of my walk along the Ridgeway National Trail from Overton Hill to Ivinghoe Beacon, this time between the rare and well placed bench on the wonderfully named Rats Hill and the trig pillar at Fore Down. The walk was pleasant enough with good views though not for the first time on this trail I frequently complained to myself about the absence of seats and shade. We logged this trig in 2006 as "Unreachable but visible" on the wrong side of a barbed wire fence. That's still true today but the path is now so well trodden and the fence itself so invisible that I felt able to visit the trig. The views were much better today, too.


Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2020  17:00  by Martinp

Gridref: SU 45500 85100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Great views off the ridgeway


Good condition 26th Jan 2020  10:40  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SU 45569 85111   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short walk from CP to East Muddy today


Not Logged 19th Sep 2019  14:00  by Oakwarden

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

Whilst walking the ridgeway - Drive by Shooting


Good condition 7th Sep 2019  10:58  by Proper Cheddar

Gridref: SU 45572 85109   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Next to the Ridgeway although in the nettles


Good condition 20th Jul 2019  12:42  by danmaisiebex

Gridref: SU 45570 85110   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited many times before, when walking along the Ridgeway.


Good condition 22nd Jun 2019  17:00  by Triggy Stardust

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


Good condition 19th Feb 2019  16:02  by asbown

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Along the ridgeway, good views.


Good condition 19th Feb 2019  16:02  by The reluctant trigger

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


Good condition 16th Feb 2019  15:05  by andyrandom

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easily accessed pillar at the edge of a field beside the Ridgeway. Parking nearby, as is Scutchamer Knob.



Not Logged 22nd Aug 2018  13:30  by meandmymum

Gridref: SU 45500 85100   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Had to battle through the nettles to get to this one!


Good condition 25th Mar 2018  15:22  by 1473

Gridref: SU 45570 85110   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 29th Aug 2017  13:52  by Crazy

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to find on edge of field N of Ridgeway to W of Scutchamer Knob, though amongst scrubby nettles; broken barbed wire fence and gravelly ditch so not for the short trousered. For those who require it also has convenient car parking. Nice view N, view S not visible due to forestry strip but can be seen nearby from the Knob.


Good condition 26th Feb 2017  14:46  by smithcox

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found whilst completing the Choc geocaching series. Always nice to log a trig point on a circuit.


Good condition 14th Feb 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SU 45572 85118   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 22nd Jun 2016  14:10  by G1ANQ

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cycled up byways from Chilton. This was the first TP that i tried to track down using only the app on my phone and its compass. I didnt look at the map at all. The TP is just off the Ridge Way so not too difficult to fine. Someone has put a blue rope on a branch of a tree near where the TP is. It is just in a field off the track by the edge of a fence. 5th and last TP of the day. Glad that i could just cycle down hill to Compton and the car. A good way to finish a days trig hunting!



Good condition 4th Sep 2015  00:00  by eddyr

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A target lunch spot trig, having cycled the Ridgeway from just outside Streetley. Pleasant riding up there.


Good condition 25th Jun 2015  16:35  by Tonyht

Gridref: SU 45575 85115   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

8th, and best by far, of 9 new pillars on Durham to Dorset bike ride. Being just off the Ridgeway it is easy to locate and access, and has some nice views north.


Good condition 24th Aug 2014  15:25  by 21qazxsw

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We drove S from East Hendred, down the single track road and we parked at the end of the road (approx. SU458850). It was a short walk WNW along the Ridgeway and the trig was found a few metres on the N side of the treeline. I did some trimming of the overgrowth around the trig to tidy it up a bit. Trig was in very good condition, centre cap missing. But the surprise of the day was when I looked down the centre tube and saw 7 birds eggs down the centre tube! We didn't want the mother bird to see us and abandon her eggs, so we took our photos quickly and left. Walked around the nearby Scutchamer Knob, nothing of interest here except the history of what was here.

Eggs down the centre tube!


Good condition 9th Aug 2014  19:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 11th Jun 2014  18:27  by amblerbob

Gridref: SU 45563 85109   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Could not find it earlier in the day when I set out along The Ridgeway from the nearby car park - pathetic, I know.


Good condition 2nd Apr 2014  11:28  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

During Ridgeway walk.


Good condition 22nd Nov 2013  07:15  by jonglew

Gridref: SU 45574 85119   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy access on the Ridgeway LDP. First trig of the day, sunrise still 22mins away so a near dark experience! Lovely views N, Didcot power station prominent (as it was in nearly all my trigs today). Pillar in good condition; cap missing, no plug;all sight holes open.

Pillar TP3227©jonglew
Spider TP3227©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3227©jonglew


Good condition 16th Sep 2013  11:23  by lejogger

Gridref: SU 45500 85100   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We all Fore Down


Good condition 31st Aug 2013  17:21  by The Cache Hoppers

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

views across to Didcot power station. That view will be changing within a few years, or maybe less.


Good condition 6th Jun 2013  17:35  by chawk2k13

Gridref: SU 45565 85108   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar

Pillar This photo shows the pillar with Didcot power station in the background.


Good condition 12th Apr 2013  11:30  by [email protected]

Gridref: SU 45500 85100   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ridgeway Walk


Good condition 4th Sep 2012  12:00  by pjr

Gridref: SU 45569 85116   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Picking up Trigpoints whilst walking the Ridgeway.Views to Didcot P Station.The company I worked for designed and built the gas power station ,Didcot B .


Good condition 6th Jun 2012  17:34  by AndyJ

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


Good condition 12th May 2012  17:18  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

One of the simplest of the day. Right there my the Ridgeway.


Not Logged 17th Apr 2012  00:00  by gasman

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


Good condition 22nd Feb 2012  09:01  by g4wsb

Gridref: SU 45571 85117   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 11th Feb 2012  15:47  by basketcase crew

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst doing chocolate series with Jules, Shan and Andy.

Fore Down ©basketcase crew


Not Logged 31st Jan 2012  22:15  by NightCrawler

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

Another night time jaunt while bored on a conference


Good condition 10th Oct 2011  13:00  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walking the Ridgeway. Found this almost shyly hidden trig within some trees and undergrowth just a few yards off the ancient track. Here in its unobtrusive position, it looks over the valley towards the villages of East and West Hendred. On the opposite side of the Ridgeway is an early Iron Age round barrow which is the deliciously named Scutchamer Knob. I say 'round' guardedly, for that was its original shape but due to some past ruthless excavation it is now more of a 'croissant' shape as I recently heard it accurately described! This was a fine spot to rest awhile sheltered within the trees (very windy today) and partake of my wayfarer's fare.


Good condition 3rd Sep 2011  15:00  by baskerville bogtrotters

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found while caching in the area. Easy to get to, just off the Ridgeway path.


Good condition 26th Aug 2011  14:25  by blackboot29

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from car.


Good condition 5th Aug 2011  13:30  by Boid

Gridref: SU 45571 85116   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug missing


Good condition 27th Jul 2011  13:50  by simplysup

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just off the ridgeway, easy to access but also easy to miss. Centre plug missing.

Trig and flush bracket


Good condition 23rd Jul 2011  14:43  by beemerboxer1

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Logged whilst on the "Choc" Geocaching series.


Good condition 9th Jul 2011  15:12  by Delta68

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found this trigpoint whilst geocaching today. A little overgrown with nettles but no problem getting to it. Great views from here.

Fore Down ©Delta68


Not Logged 19th Feb 2011  21:11  by The QCs

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

Found whilst finding vw_keychain's cache! Misty day so views weren't good.


Good condition 25th Sep 2010  10:51  by Lonewalker

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Easy to miss if you're not looking out for it, set a few yards north of the Ridgeway path right on the field margin. Another one with a missing brass spider centre and no replacement plug - seems most of the Ridgeway trigs have been subjected to this treatment. Pillar is in good condition, not especially great location.


Good condition 11th May 2010  18:48  by Griefmiester

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Ridge-way location - Great views in all directions - including Didcot Power Station - Pillar good condition missing cap and plug.


Good condition 28th Nov 2009  10:00  by DanTrig

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

12 mile walk taking in Fore Down (Cuckhamsley Hill) trig and Lowbury Hill trig.


Good condition 6th Oct 2009  08:30  by PazaUK

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

Found while geocaching. Scutchamer Knob closeby is an interesting spot


Good condition 3rd Oct 2009  11:48  by JimJinks

Gridref: SU 45571 85115   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited whilst doing nearby geocache.


Good condition 14th Aug 2009  13:49  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st Jul 2009  14:53  by Lone Hunter

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found whilst geocaching on the Ridge Way. Nature trying to hide the pillar.

Trig Point ©Lone Hunter
Flush Bracket ©Lone Hunter


Good condition 29th Mar 2009  18:00  by vw_keychain

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

Found whilst placing a new geocache in the area. Nice views.


Good condition 1st Nov 2008  09:22  by martinc

Gridref: SU 45571 85122   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

East find along the Ridgeway with very handy parking. Good condition but plug missing.


Good condition 26th Sep 2008  11:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 13th Jun 2008  19:40  by Trigger

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Apr 2008  08:45  by turtle140

Gridref: SU 45570 85514   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice easy access along the Ridgeway from nearby parking, no views this morning due to the fog


Good condition 11th Aug 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S5826
S5826
S5826


Good condition 20th Feb 2007  07:40  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy Access, good foundation, top plug missing, but otherwise good condition. Early morning visit on wet day so views not assessed.


Good condition 24th Dec 2006  14:35  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SU 45560 85110   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access,long drive up dead end road.Murky so no views.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 10th Dec 2006  14:58  by theblack

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


Good condition 3rd Dec 2006  11:28  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice easy find - no nettles and now no fence to cross. Lovely views, if a little windswept!

Fore Down Trig ©Lydford Locators


Good condition 9th Oct 2006  20:09  by Postie

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

The fence has been removed and it has easy access now. Could do with a good lick of paint but otherwise OK


Unreachable but visible 14th Jun 2006  11:03  by The White Family

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Wrong side of a barbed wire fence. Very misty today so not much of a view.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2006  14:00  by Paul and Max

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited whilst Geocaching along the Ridgeway, almost missed it as the nettles where doing their best to cover the pillar. The fence is quite low just to the west, making access straightforward.


Good condition 14th May 2006  18:52  by dpeberdy

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

Passed this one on a 2 hr 20 min whizz walk with Rebecca. Walked from near Harwell, west along the Ickneild Way, up onto the ridge and back. Behind a barbed wire fence and no time to find a way over. Overgrown so I couldn't see the flush bracket. Me and Rebecca


Good condition 11th Feb 2006  17:15  by lackofluke

Gridref: SU 45570 85114   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

As I approached the trig I disturbed an owl which had perched on the trig. The FB faces south and is just about readable without needing to cross the barbed wire fence. Reasonable views north, and south from the nearby Scutchamer Knob. Be aware that the road up from East Hendred to the nearby car park is a pothole obstacle course in places.


Good condition 28th Jan 2006  10:30  by macroderma

Gridref: SU 45570 85106   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Weatherbeaten but in good condition, no caps, hole in bottom - drainage?

With GPS on top! Weatherbeaten but good condition
Flush bracket
Drainage hole?


Good condition 16th Dec 2005  12:30  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Walked in from the south but sould have got a car much closer and 2km one of the longer walks of the day. Extensive views to Didcot but little else


Good condition 26th Oct 2005  13:20  by dal

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Missing plug, but otherwise good condition.


Good condition 26th Mar 2005  14:45  by Managra

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition. Good views. Missing plug

Trig point ©Managra
Flush bracket ©Managra


Slightly damaged 27th Feb 2005  15:00  by jochta

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Logged whilst doing nearby geocache. Good views of Didcot Power Station. Plug missing and pillar is behind barbed wire fence.

Trigpoint and FB
Trigpoint detail Showing spider and missing plug
Didcot Power Station


Slightly damaged 11th Nov 2004  17:00  by rad

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice view of Didcot Power Station.


Good condition 10th Oct 2004  08:59  by subarite

Gridref: SU 45466 85169   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush bracket ©subarite


Good condition 1st Oct 2004  10:45  by walkergeoff

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Behind fence, not fully accessible. Can't see how it could be used as a trig point with so many trees around!

©walkergeoff


Good condition 15th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug, N side of tk just N of fence

Montaged by JWR ©peregrinus


Good condition 7th Feb 2004  12:26  by Mad [email protected]

Gridref: SU 45579 85097   FB Number: S582  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Couldnt quite get to it as other side of fence on ridgeway

©Mad [email protected]


Good condition 1st Feb 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Plug missing.


Good condition 14th Sep 1992  15:15  by arranc

Gridref: SU 45500 85100   FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

on Ridgeway Path. Just beyond memorial stone for Penelope Betjeman (1916-1986)


Good condition 27th May 1983  16:00  by Bridgeman

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

Long 14 mile afternoon walk from East Ilsley. not the best of weather.


Good condition 21st Sep 1980  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5826  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drab pillar in rough field with good views of Didcot Power Station and AERE Harwell with its two chimneys. Revisited in 1982 when the field was enclosed in barbed wire fence



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