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TP4153 - Kelky Fell
 
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Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S6507
OSGB36 Station :
NY45/T37
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4153
County :
Cumbria
Nearest town :
CARLISLE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Kelky FellNY45/T37NY45T037357016.26556386.04381.3963PILLAR01/06/1953101/06/1972N0

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There are 57 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 473rd with 17 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.14/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Sep 1999
Was Last logged: 20th May 2024

Of the 58 logged visits,
19 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 141m
The average error was 21m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Spider View
By Wayne Mac
Trig Pillar
By Wayne Mac
Flush Bracket
By Wayne Mac
Spider View
By Singularity
View South East
By NJM

©Border Peat
Crows and Cairns everywhere
By chrisbombington
See 50 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 20th May 2024  13:00  by DanTrig

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

Bagged as part of a 9.3 mile circular taking in this hill, Tortie Hill, Cold Fell (trig), Simmerson Hill and Whinny Fell. Easy trail over this one from the direction of Simmerson Hill. Great views with plenty of cairns on the summit.


Good condition 18th May 2024  12:30  by Wayne Mac

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

Parked at the church in Talkin. Followed Talkin Head Road and track until about due S of summmit heading up alongside a fence to a high stile which leads to the trig. From here over to Simmerson Hill. Headed S to the track which leads to Hynam Bridge, where we took a right a little further on the the outgoing track back to Talkin

Trig Pillar
Spider View
Flush Bracket


Good condition 2nd Apr 2024  10:23  by matty1971b

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Short walk from track junction to N. Lots of cairns, easy to follow, boggy in places and cows again!


Not Logged 21st Nov 2023  11:20  by Singularity

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

A revisit on a sunny calm day as part of a loop taking in Simmerson Hill. Usual extensive views albeit a bit hazy

FB
Spider View


Good condition 15th Oct 2023  06:15  by MileswithRiles

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

A great walk from Talkin Village with superb views across the North Pennines, Lake District and Talkin Tarn. The Curricks give the summit a bit extra. Not a difficult ramble but thoroughly enjoyable.


Good condition 15th Oct 2023  06:04  by MileswithRiley

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

A great walk from Talkin Village with superb views across the North Pennines, Lake District and Talkin Tarn. The Curricks give the summit a bit extra. Not a difficult ramble but thoroughly enjoyable.

Riley on the trig with Curricks behind


Not Logged 14th Dec 2022  13:56  by Singularity

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

A nice walk and a regular wander, thought it about time to log it. Bright sunny day with a dusting of Snow...cracking views as always


Good condition 25th Apr 2022  12:10  by Foinavon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 7th Apr 2022  14:15  by TrigbaggerTru

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 15th Nov 2021  15:24  by RichardM

Gridref: NY 57017 56390   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On grassy rise with views out over the Eden Valley. Atmospheric group of tall cairns close by.


Good condition 15th Nov 2021  15:20  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk from track junction to N. Lots of cairns. nice place


Good condition 11th Nov 2021  12:32  by NJM

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

What a cracking little hill this one is! Easy path all the way, and the ratio of 'Views From Trig / Effort Required' is hugely geared to the views. 45 minutes there and back, including a bit of a linger at the top admiring the plethora of cairns on the top. Such an easy hill to reach I can't bring myself to score it 8 or more, however my score of '7' is really 7.9 out of 10!

View South East Storm's OS Pillar #317
View North East
View South
View North West


Not Logged 8th Nov 2021  11:00  by Trimarc2

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


Not Logged 9th Oct 2021  00:00  by Ronaldo333

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


Good condition 27th May 2021  16:39  by Border Peat

Gridref: NY 57018 56385   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

©Border Peat
©Border Peat


Slightly damaged 18th Apr 2021  12:32  by CJO

Gridref: NY 57017 56388   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Has a plastic cap. Slight spalling around spider. Alarge number of cairns on summit area.

Kelky Fell
Some of the cairn


Good condition 31st Aug 2020  12:30  by Borderer

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Short walk up along the PROW from the SE. There is limited parking for 3-4 cars at the farm gate. Very popular today due to the fine bank holiday weather.

©Borderer


Not Logged 27th Aug 2020  13:32  by blackboot29

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

Circular walk from Talkin .


Good condition 19th Jul 2020  12:50  by beckroad

Gridref: NY 57100 56500   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked ny575572 WSW of Forest Head. Path all the way to trig. A style takes you over a wall. I counted at least 13 standing stone things. Pillar commands great views northwest across Talkin Tarn and beyond to the Solway Firth. Spider metal filled. Now on to my second trig at Cold Rigg.

Pillar at Kelky Fell Looking NW.
Kelky Fell Heart shaped shelter. Stone cairns. Looking NW.©beckroad


Good condition 23rd Jun 2020  13:00  by Alison Caryl

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

Loop walk from Jockey Shield past Binney Bank wood and Tarnmonath Fell (with 86 yr old mum)


Good condition 26th May 2020  13:20  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NY 57000 56300   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at gate to quarry nice walk up and great views busy hill


Good condition 14th Apr 2019  11:00  by rupertal

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


Good condition 25th Mar 2019  00:00  by carolje

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


Good condition 24th Mar 2019  10:35  by peregrinus

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

Revisit to check on the newly relocated summit, S side of wall, about same height OMO. Cold and windy


Good condition 15th Dec 2018  13:28  by jonglew

Gridref: NY 57016 56391   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Talkin Head Fm. Good RoW to NY 5683 5583, then mapped farm track which wasn't up to much. A stone wall to negotiate. Pillar has a fair bit of the top screed missing; composite cap plugging the central tube; rear sight hole open. Views not noted, it was blowing a real hoolie.

Pillar TP4153©jonglew
Spider TP4153©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4153©jonglew


Not Logged 27th Jun 2018  11:41  by trigrat

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


Good condition 20th Jun 2018  15:21  by catman

Gridref: NY 57011 56389   FB Number: S65077  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 20th Jun 2018  15:21  by catman

Gridref: NY 57011 56389   FB Number: S65077  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 13th Apr 2018  15:30  by Andy West

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


Good condition 2nd Jan 2017  13:38  by painterman61

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Followed the jackrussells route walked up with an elderly couple who were well into there seventies was concerned with all the ice about but they got up safely got talking they were locals and rhymed off all the distant fells no problem as they has done them all! Again I was a in for a special view all the cairns were dusted with snow and were lit up with the sun trig was in vgc no plug.

Trig n cairns ©painterman61
Trig ©painterman61
Trig ©painterman61
Top ©painterman61
Fb ©painterman61


Good condition 8th Jul 2016  10:19  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at the gate to the north of the trig and followed a track all the way up, passed the cairns. Low cloud meant we couldn't fully appreciate the view.

Kelky Fell YOSM baggers ©thejackrustles
Kelky Fell collage


Good condition 8th Jul 2016  10:15  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at the gate to the north of the trig and followed a track all the way up, passed the cairns. Low cloud meant we couldn't fully appreciate the view.

Kelky Fell ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 8th Jul 2016  10:08  by gerryu2

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

Parked at the gate to the north of the trig and followed a track all the way up, passed the cairns. Low cloud meant we couldn't fully appreciate the view.


Good condition 29th May 2016  12:42  by We TRye hard

Gridref: NY 57018 56390   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Deer spotted on way up - cracking views

©We TRye hard
©We TRye hard


Good condition 9th May 2016  12:21  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in the small car park at the end of the road at Talkin Head Farm then followed good tracks to the trig with no need of any wall climbing.

Kelky Fell ©paulxtr


Good condition 16th Mar 2016  15:00  by Moacky

FB Number: S8507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Up from road, continued in a loop via Gairs

Under a heavy sky. ©Moacky


Good condition 12th Nov 2015  12:54  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NY 57017 56385   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From NNW track all the way. Many summit cairns and gale force wind.

Kelky Fell Trig top, slight damage.
Kelky Fell The TP.
Kelky Fell The FB.


Good condition 17th Oct 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NY 57018 56386   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Sep 2014  14:05  by PeteBoggs

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

Followed fence line from Cold Fell Pike. Simple moorland trek with Kelky Fell in view most of the way

©PeteBoggs
©PeteBoggs


Good condition 31st May 2014  13:40  by VinceTP

Gridref: NY 57016 56386   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 7th Feb 2014  13:15  by Northumbria biker

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very eerie today


Good condition 10th Nov 2013  14:15  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trekked across from Cold Fell Pike trig, a lovely walk on a cold clear frosty day. Footpath all the way (it doesn't look much used and is often wet underfoot) following the fence to the saddle then up to Kelky Fell... good views across the Solway Firth and over to the Blencathra part of the lakeland fells. There's a lot of stone pillars by the trig, a couple of dozen or more, making it like a small version of Nine Standards Rigg. It's surprising how few people have logged this trig... an easy climb with a good view.



Good condition 20th Jul 2013  15:55  by slateloose

Gridref: NY 57000 56300   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views across toward the Solway.


Not Logged 18th Jun 2013  13:45  by peebs

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


Good condition 17th Jul 2012  15:23  by Dave_S

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A great walk up from Talkin Head. Pillar in good condition.

Kelky Fell Pillar with the nearby curricks.
Flush Bracket


Good condition 28th Jan 2012  14:00  by ted

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Plug replaced by cover, 1 sighting hole open; initials cut into spider but otherwise good condition. Good views across northern end of the Pennines. Boggy descent to road.

Kelky Fell trig
Kelky Fell FB
Kelky Fell top


Good condition 30th May 2011  15:00  by Phill Lee

Gridref: NY 57016 56386   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

fantastic views!


Good condition 5th May 2011  18:30  by stan toon

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

Geat viewpoint on lovely fell.


Good condition 17th Oct 2010  12:25  by Mr T. P. Bagger

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A fantastic viewpoint with the 20 or so 'stone men' adding greatly to the scene. Pity the pillar (as most it has to be said) is not in sparkling white paint. Perhaps someone local could take it upon themselves to do the honours?

The trig point looking north west ©Mr T. P. Bagger


Good condition 12th Aug 2009  17:14  by coinea

Gridref: NY 57018 56386   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 12th Aug 2009  17:13  by clochandighter

Gridref: NY 57017 56387   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 16th June 1951 costing 22.8s.9d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NY45/T37 in 1953. Levelled for height in 1972. Last maintained by the OS in August 2000. SITE VISIT: Open access, worn path across Talkin Fell to trig. Pillar in good condition. Plastic plug in spider. Flush bracket faces NNW, ~339. Vented through SE sight hole.

S6507 - Kelky Fell pillar & FB
S6507 - Kelky Fell & GRP


Good condition 4th Jun 2008  17:49  by Marramintar

Gridref: NY 57000 56400   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

lovely summit to fell with many curricks

Talkin Fell Talkin Fell©Marramintar


Good condition 20th Aug 2007  11:15  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Views a bit hazy today but at least it's not raining and the heather is out.


Good condition 3rd Jun 2007  11:00  by chrisbombington

Gridref: NY 57000 56400   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

easy walk up lots of cairns good views

Kelky Fell Trigpoint Distant left Blotting Raise right Cumrew Fell
Crows and Cairns everywhere


Good condition 2nd Jul 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, plastic cap, fine view, set of tall cairns

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 22nd Jun 2005  17:30  by jimmy

Gridref: NY 57016 56382   FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

fine views of the mountains and Talkin Tarn--a large number of curricks in various stages of decay. The centre is plastic.


the curricks in the background
looking to the Western Fells


Good condition 7th Sep 2003  13:45  by Isosceles

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good views over the Solway Plain and to the fells of the Western Lakes. Kelky Fell/Talkin Fell has several large (ca. 2 metre high) cairns. These are visible in the photo.

©Isosceles


Good condition 27th Sep 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6507  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Interesting cairns nearby. Plug missing.



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