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TP4012 - Hopealone
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5632nd with 42 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.57/10 (from 44 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Dec 2004
Was Last logged: 21st Apr 2024

Of the 44 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 84m
The average error was 16m
2 were exact

slateloose slateloose coinea coinea CJO CJO S1534&Beyond S1534&Beyond Mickandkim Mickandkim caroleengel caroleengel jonglew jonglew amblerbob amblerbob We TRye hard We TRye hard Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy clochandighter clochandighter senrabyar senrabyar Crafty Foxes Crafty Foxes Hopealone Hopealone [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Slightly damaged 21st Apr 2024  13:59  by S1534&Beyond

Gridref: NY 74079 72019   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

6 of 9 today. Route used from this site. . I agree with Lorraine London that within a few years time it will be horrendously difficult to reach due to the trees that surround it on the summit opening. The comms tower looks like a space rocket! A difficult walk once you start the final ascent. Spider is missing.

The trig ©S1534&Beyond
Rocket Man! ©S1534&Beyond
Can't see the wood for the trees! ©S1534&Beyond

Good condition 7th Apr 2024  10:07  by nichex

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good view northwards whilst trees are still small. Used the small overgrown stone track to get within about 15m and then an easy walk to the pillar.

Not Logged 2nd Sep 2023  00:00  by Llondon

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

Good condition 13th Jul 2023  15:12  by Singularity

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A tough slog over mossy debri from old felling and through new growth. Fantastic expansive views over Northumberland and across to the Cheviots.

Spider and view
FB ©Singularity
Trig and Rocket ©Singularity

Good condition 26th Feb 2023  17:03  by MileswithRiles

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

Some great views northwards along to the Cheviots. The view will be lost once the trees mature. The trig point is presently visible from the forestry track but it is a bit of a slog over rough ground to get it. Once the trees grow this will be a difficult trig to bag until the area is deforested again!

Trig Point
Riley on the trig top
Flush Bracket
Nearby Radio Mast (former WWII communications mast)

Good condition 4th Nov 2022  10:29  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 74079 72021   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Drove forest road to park at track junction ~120m NE of the mast compound (NY 7360 7186). Taking a direct route, the first ~250m easy, but after that an interesting exercise in finding the best way - lots of brash trails to follow, then immature conifers to push through - repeat and again a few times! Wasn't actually too difficult. But the return will be the way to go as the trees mature. Took a line NNE from NY 7403 7199 along an unplanted brash trail straight down the hill to hit the track at NY 7393 7219, easy peasy. The pillar has no centre cap or plug; LHD side sight hole open. Probably views N at the moment, although cloud down so not sure.

Pillar TP4012©jonglew
Spider TP4012©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4012©jonglew

Good condition 13th Aug 2022  13:00  by Reynard

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Recommend following the same route as A1 Mushroom describes below, up a faint clay path that goes uphill through the scrub directly behind the beacon. Head for a large clay mound that’s visible towards the top, and take a sharp left almost immediately after it through a fire break. The trig is just out of sight on the left. We found the drive through Caw Gap and up to the woods more enjoyable than the walk

Hopealone Trig

Good condition 15th May 2022  20:09  by Oldhortus

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

Followed A1mushroom directions very quickly and easy. Trig has been freshly painted.

Good condition 17th Oct 2020  15:11  by A1Mushroom

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked just past the (green) mast at the top of the T junc. Followed the forest track ESE past the gate and then approx 25m where a faint quad track / mud track can be found which winds its way up the hill next to a drainage ditch towards the trig. Just before the enclosure a fire break is found to the trig. In a few years this will be difficult to get to as some of the tree's are planted the customary 1m apart, and some are heavily self seeded.

Good condition 22nd Aug 2020  17:13  by NJM

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

My second visit, same route as before - line of least resistance up through the brash, new growth and drainage ditches. Horrible. There's a lot of new growth springing up around the TP, another couple years and this TP will be very hard to reach and may lose the views it has, which are extensive to the N.

View West Storm's TP #72

Good condition 4th Aug 2020  16:59  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

P end of minor road to W. Followed track to NNW of pillar then up through clearfell, but found much easier dirt track from just S of pillar than rejoins main network at NY 73743 71793. Cap gone.

Good condition 11th Jun 2020  13:15  by stan toon

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

On 40 mile gravel bike ride

Good condition 15th Apr 2019  00:00  by carolje

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

Good condition 17th Mar 2019  11:32  by CJO

Gridref: NY 74081 72012   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. On a mossy outcrop. Some rplamting ongoing near logging road, together with drainage gullies being dug. Elsewhere remaining stumps reshooting.


Good condition 4th Aug 2018  12:40  by ted

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From Haltwhistle; more traffic than might have been expected on the lane N of Hadrian's Wall. Forest track then awkward short section over brash to reach the trig. Plug missing, one sighting hole open. Moderate views.

Hopealone trig
Hopealone trig
Hopealone top
Hopealone FB
Benchmark Boulder with benchmark, E side of road at approx NY724704

Good condition 27th Jul 2018  15:25  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 74000 72000   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not too difficult to reach at the moment now the trees are gone.

Good condition 22nd Feb 2018  12:51  by Crafty Foxes

Gridref: NY 74100 72100   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Came to the area to find the nearby geocache. Getting to this trig would have been much harder when the trees were here!

Good condition 5th Dec 2017  13:30  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We'd just bagged Round Top and decided we didn't have enough time to walk west to Spy Rigg as planned, but wanted to squeeze one more TP into the day if possible. Although Hopealone was clearly visible the drive to it along public roads looked a very lengthy and circuitous drive...however, the forest tracks, if open, would lead us almost directly to it. So we drove back past The Haining, turned W and continued to Grindon Green, SE to Hindleysteel and SW to just park up below the TP, clearly visible above the felled brash. Good views although it wasn't the clearest of days.

View North
View East
View South
View West With Rosie & Hopealone radio mast

Good condition 21st May 2017  13:00  by Borderer

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Forest track to the mast then a slog across the felled plantation. Decent views.


Good condition 14th May 2017  16:26  by Amanda460&baba

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig was covered in moss on all sides except the Flush bracket side.

Good condition 27th Mar 2017  15:34  by bargee

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

walked the forest tracks then a slog through the felled trees to get to the trig. up here as this is also a geocache YOSM. great views across the forest from the trig

Good condition 4th Mar 2017  09:30  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 74080 72018   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Drove track for short trek up branches and roots

Good condition 27th Dec 2016  15:31  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in layby at the foot of the slope then hacked up through the debris of a cleared pine forest. Good view.

Hopealone ©paulxtr

Good condition 4th Nov 2016  12:00  by beckroad

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Brisk walk up forest track then onto more precarious felled plantation.The pillar has a full covering of moss growing on north and east sides. Lovely views.

Good condition 25th Sep 2016  15:25  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 74081 72021   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to find nowadays, can see it on skyline from the road!

Hopealone The TP.
Hopealone The FB.
Hopealone Top of trig.

Good condition 31st Aug 2016  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 74080 72018   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove up track from NY723711 to park in lay-by at NY738722. Workers vehicles passed on way in and out with a friendly wave

Good condition 8th Jul 2016  14:30  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at the mast and clambered over the cut tree stumps up to the trig.

Hopealone ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 8th Jul 2016  14:27  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the mast and clambered over the cut tree stumps up to the trig.

Hopealone YOSM bagging crew ©thejackrustles
Hopealone Collage

Good condition 8th Jul 2016  14:15  by gerryu2

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

Parked at the mast and clambered over the cut tree stumps up to the trig.

Good condition 4th Jun 2016  12:25  by fitzydan

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A tough walk up to this one through the felled trees...

The Flush Bracket
The Trigpoint

Good condition 29th May 2016  10:03  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NY 74080 72022   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Difficult to get here due to felled trees!

©We TRye hard
©We TRye hard
©We TRye hard

Good condition 12th May 2016  12:40  by offpiste

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove up to sign that said no unauthorised vehicles and cycled the last bit. Probably could have driven nearly all the way. As previous people have stated forest has been felled. Reasonable views.

Good condition 21st Feb 2016  11:58  by pickle

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trees have all been felled so trig is now out in the open

No more trees hiding this one
View looking to the north

Good condition 21st Oct 2015  10:47  by Moacky

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

Visited as part of completing various geocache grids, and all four of the Obsessive Cacher Challenge series, in one long day. Dark and drizzly by now. Drove as far as I dared, then up through devastation with head torch for company.

All Hope is gone! ©Moacky

Good condition 26th Jul 2014  14:36  by amblerbob

Gridref: NY 74083 72017   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Circular walk from Steel Rigg car park on a pleasant warm day. No views from the trig though. Now onto Winshield Crags.

Good condition 9th Mar 2014  16:40  by MBFace

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Trees everywhere! Up here geocaching, no doubt the previous logger was too. Made a mess of crossing a ditch on my way through the forest resulting in a very sore thumb.

Hopealone 1
Hopealone 2

Good condition 4th Dec 2013  11:30  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Nothing to see from here, surrounded by trees. Centre cap seems to have been removed recently.

Good condition 17th Jul 2012  14:46  by staggie34

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

Bagged this on a circular walk through the forest from Burn Divot trig. Reached the transmitter then ascended hill from SW and luckily the stands of pines were wide enough for me to walk through. Some trees have fallen in the last few years to make access difficult. Trig covered in moss with no views. A pretty errie place.

The Trig
Approach to The Trig

Good condition 13th Nov 2010  16:15  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

walked on forest track to 400m east of aerial, then up hill along lines of trees to the top of the hill and east along ridge. Despite falling darkness and dense treecover (making GPS useless), found trig without difficulty on north edge of ridge above small quarry.

Good condition 19th Sep 2009  17:35  by coinea

Gridref: NY 74078 72008   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S6499 Hopealone.

Good condition 19th Sep 2009  17:34  by clochandighter

Gridref: NY 74088 72019   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 13th July 1951 costing £15.3s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NY86/T36 in 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. Last maintained by the OS in June 1978. SITE VISIT: In woods but not too difficult to find. Pillar in good condition. Spider has replacement OS centre cap with raised small letters. Flush bracket faces 262° west. Vented through north sight hole. No view due to woods. GPS took a while to settle. Windthrow getting nearer pillar.

S6499 - Hopealone pillar & FB
S6499 - Hopealone & GRP

Good condition 20th Sep 2008  14:09  by senrabyar

Gridref: NY 74089 72023   FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

My GPS worked when I hit the windblow clearing. Easy find from there.

Good condition 29th May 2007  14:30  by andyc

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove to layby 0.2 miles east of track junction immediately east of Radio Mast. walked 100m further east then straight up the hill. Trig is on the edge of small unplanted area. If you reach fallen trees you have gone too far.

Good condition 25th Dec 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6499  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, small raised letrs, overlooking small steep clearing in fairly open spruce, near highest point - Access:forest road from WSW roughish but driveable, ungated

S6499 fb ©peregrinus
S6499 top ©peregrinus
S6499 trig ©peregrinus

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