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TP5705 - Robin Hood Hill
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S4095
OSGB36 Station :
SE22/T26
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5705
County :
West Yorkshire
Nearest town :
WAKEFIELD

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Robin Hood HillSE22/T26SE22T026432045.53423629.7787.1913PILLAR01/06/1949101/05/1963N0

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There are 73 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 13260th with 117 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.07/10 (from 60 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Sep 1999
Was Last logged: 18th Mar 2024

Of the 60 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 54m
The average error was 19m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By MickSan

By MickSan

By Dirtymiller

By Dirtymiller

By Dirtymiller

©Pritch227

By srichy20
Robin Hood Hill views
By johnbamforth
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 18th Mar 2024  16:47  by Kevlar

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Followed StewB's directions exactly and found the pillar easily. I wonder if the posh house owners have ever confronted a visitor!!! A relatively exotic name for such an ordinary setting Quite sad that this is hidden where it is.


Not Logged 17th Mar 2024  03:58  by Fran41

FB Number: S4059  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 12th Feb 2024  14:42  by Fran42

FB Number: S4059  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 4th May 2023  00:00  by StewB

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

Epic but easy...Roadside parking on Potovens Lane across the road from Outwood Grange Academy GR 32261 23893. Keeping left, a short road walk to cross the bridge beyond the bend. At the far end of the bridge climb the fence on your right & scramble down the embankment. Taking great care cross the busy A650 & locating lamp post 94, climb the fence & follow it up the embankment right to the trig located close to a back garden's Wanilap.


Not Logged 29th Mar 2023  00:00  by Ronaldo333

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

Robin Hood Hill S4095 from GR: SE 31932 23644


Good condition 5th Mar 2023  17:25  by MickSan

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10



Slightly damaged 28th Feb 2023  11:21  by Dirtymiller

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Scrambled up a railway embankment. It’s in a poor position behind a garden fence (on the correct side for our purposes though)





Good condition 1st Feb 2023  12:20  by toms

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A nice adventure to find this one, involving: a steep clamber up an embankment, Spiderman like agility to get past a fence ... and hey-pesto the Trig (between some houses and a railway line).

Spider
Bracket
Pillar


Good condition 7th Aug 2021  16:00  by BasilDowl

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An excellent trig to visit, requiring some proper bushwacking. Thanks to crammy47 and others for the clear route description, I would have struggled otherwise. I parked up in the A650 layby with a (closed) trucker's cafe, then walked by the carriageway to the railway bridge. There's a gap here in the foliage, over the armco, and then use the dilapidated wooden fence as a handrail. At the top, climb over, then battle through 50m of nettles, brambles, broken glass, garden rubbish, smashed windows and old timber and the pillar is a foot away from someone's back garden fence. You are conspicuously visible from the house at the pillar, as the fence is only chest height. The pillar is scruffy, with scabby paint, some dumped cement on it and chipping to the top. A great spot, though, hidden in the woods - perhaps better to attempt in winter when the vegetation has died back.

The layby & cafe Closed after 1pm on Saturday and all day on Sundays for reference.
The fence inside the trees
Proper jungle
The pillar (1)
The pillar (2)
The pillar (3)
The flush bracket
The top of the pillar


Good condition 22nd Apr 2021  13:44  by crammy47

Gridref: SE 32044 23632   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Located just outside garden fence at top of railway embankment. From A650 layby cafe walk East along A650 under road bridge to where railway crosses underneath. Follow the fence on L up the banking at start of railway bridge. Dodge under tree branches and over broken bottles. At top of fence climb over fence and continue along top of railway embankment. Careful not to trip over discarded concrete blocks or ankle wrapping brambles. Step carefully around semi glazed door and other less identifiable unpleasant unwanted items to find the pillar almost immediately.


Not Logged 31st Mar 2021  13:33  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

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


Not Logged 31st Mar 2021  13:33  by dharris

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


Good condition 26th Feb 2021  12:00  by Murchman

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

A trot along the main road , fought my way up by the side of the railway embankment and over discarded sheds and pottery. Nice to get it but awkward.

©Murchman


Good condition 15th May 2020  18:11  by The Trudges

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Probably one of the hardest trigs I've managed to bag. Not too far from the roadside but you need to fight your way through bushes brambles and up a steep banking to get to it. Maybe a good idea to come in winter when everything dies back. Can't see me doing a revisit to this one.

Trig
Flush Bracket ©The Trudges
Spider©The Trudges
Trig©The Trudges


Good condition 12th Apr 2020  15:40  by David Tipton

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Hard going to get up to this one from the A650 cafe stop. Had to battle up the bank through trees and thorn bush, at the top over the fence onto the top of rail embankment and then careful foot placement over disguarded fence panels and bracken to reach it at the side of someones back garden fence. One of the most awkward to get to yet,...I have the scars !!




Inaccessible 6th Apr 2020  15:00  by Dave Middlemas

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

No way up the embankment from the main road. Totally overgrown. All I got for my unsuccessful visit was a shoeful of thorns.


Good condition 3rd May 2019  10:00  by eon

Gridref: SE 32046 23639   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

(1365) Lay-by, with nearby Cafe, on the A650 for parking. Busy today as I only just managed to grab the last spot. The rain was back with a vengeance, which made the steep climb up the embankment difficult. Hadn't checked the pillars location properly, so down I had to come and do it all again further on down the road! Route not too overgrown, but getting that way. Finally made it to the pillar, with only a few scratches. Garden and building waste litters the area. FB faces the fence, but is very readable, if a little awkward to photo. Plug non original and white coat of paint has seen better days. Time I got back to my car, I was wet through, but worth it to bag this one. Pillar history: Built on the 29th of June 1947, at a cost of £9 9s 1d. Last maintained by the OS in September of 1986.

Pillar. ©eon
FB S4095 ©eon
Top. ©eon


Good condition 24th Jan 2019  15:30  by Andy West

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Good condition 3rd Jan 2019  13:15  by bettyb

Gridref: SE 32000 23600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2018  15:20  by tommo

Gridref: SE 32000 23600   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

(210) Parked in lay-by near cafe, walked along to where railway line goes under the road, follow fence line up the banking, pillar is adjacent to the house boundary fence amongst lots of discarded garden waste and pieces of garden sheds, no views


Good condition 14th Apr 2017  07:55  by Pritch227

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

mmmmm..........easy enough to find from the layby but it's a bit of a scramble through the undergrowth,the pillar is amongst loads of garden waste,shame really,that would have definitely been part of my garden!!!

©Pritch227


Good condition 21st Mar 2017  11:17  by asbown

Gridref: SE 32039 23631   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

not easy, from the road about the dual carriageway, probably easier from the the bottom and up the bank.


Good condition 21st Mar 2017  11:17  by The reluctant trigger

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


Good condition 2nd Jan 2017  10:40  by rupertal

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

Parked on layby then steeply up embankment.


Good condition 1st Oct 2016  18:21  by vegibagger

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

re-visit despite two nearby UN visited trigs and despite rain just because my curiosity of the fading memory of seventeen years ago, was just too great! Need a third visit with a portable drill with rotating wire brush to clean up the brass work of the flush bracket and make an air dry clay cast.

dusky trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger
Claire's cafe almost under bridge at end of lay by©vegibagger


Not Logged 23rd Feb 2015  10:24  by srichy20

Gridref: SE 32039 23607   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

Cut and bruised finally found it amongst a pile of dead garden rubbish at the top of the railway embankment shame the homeowner of the adjacent house doesn't appreciate what's over his fence.






Good condition 29th Nov 2014  13:29  by paulxtr

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Up the steep slippery slope from the dual carriageway. It's a pity the fb faces the fence.

Robin Hood Hill ©paulxtr


Good condition 16th Nov 2013  11:03  by CJO

Gridref: SE 32045 23630   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the middle of a pile of garden waste thrown over the fence from the adjacent house at the top of a steep railway embankment. Plastic cap. Gave the site a little tidy up before leaving.

Robin Hood Hill Before ....
Robin Hood Hill ... and after


Good condition 31st May 2013  08:42  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Well I made it! Didn't have the benefit of reading previous visitor's logs. A challenge to reach scrambling up the bank from the road and skulking around the garden perimeter. Worthy of my 200th pillar of the year!


Good condition 12th Dec 2012  11:30  by robinhood

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

First of a three trig walk. Best going in winter, summer would be full of bramble. Tried via the road N of trig but it's a private drive. Thought of knocking on the door of the last house on the minor road W of the trig, but a bit too upmarket. Decided to do the A650 main road lay by and up the embankment, steepish but ok, accessible with what looks like a path to it. Trig is right next to fence of the above mentioned house. On to Field Head.


Good condition 12th Jul 2012  13:50  by redDragon

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I never thought id get to this one again. Would be my 3rd visit. From the left end of the barrier left of the train bridge, and then headed up and right to the junction of fences. A gap in the fence has appeared here. Next head north along fence to get to pillar. The whole area is heavily overgrown, definently not recommended in summer (all 3 visits were in the summer)


Good condition 19th Apr 2012  13:30  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SE 32049 23632   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Parked in the layby and up the bank from lamppost 94 – very slippy today after heavy rain – signs of previous visits and the start of a path. The layby has a café so you can get refreshments after the exertion.

Robin Hood Hill
Robin Hood Hill


Good condition 1st Apr 2012  15:50  by davey and emsy

Gridref: SE 32044 23622   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Quite a fun 1 to do - up an embankment at the side of the bypass.

©davey and emsy
©davey and emsy


Good condition 18th Feb 2012  10:51  by slateloose

Gridref: SE 32000 23600   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Nov 2011  14:37  by painterman61

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Jumped over fence just before bridge on main road over dual carridgeway followed fence line behind posh houses then there is a gap in fence trig is up here at back of garden fence trig in vgc plastic plug not realy any views only trees ,easy this time of year but rough in summer.

trig ©painterman61
trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61


Good condition 26th Jul 2011  10:13  by jamiekeighley

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

Nightmare to get to, but at least its there.

©jamiekeighley


Good condition 9th Apr 2011  12:29  by johnbamforth

Gridref: SE 32046 23630   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Log #69. (87m). Leg 1 of a 6.0 km x 2 trig linear walk from Wakefield 41 to Field Head Hospice. Beautiful June day in April, but usual haze persists. Well folks, yet another assault course here. I set off up the bank from the end of the guard rail, following the footsteps of MickandKim, so that I was climbing diagonally towards the Britrail boundary fence. Went thru the hole, then as suggested by those two intrepid explorers, out came the secateurs and a trail was made thru the undergrowth. Very steep bank down to the railroad and its the Leeds to London line, so quite busy with high speed trains. Careful!

Robin Hood Hill The pillar
Robin Hood Hill The Flush Bracket
Robin Hood Hill views The thick undergrowth approaching
Robin Hood Hill views The view from the hole in the Britrail fence. The route follows parallel to fence.


Good condition 31st Jan 2011  13:45  by wanderer

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

Easier than expected


Good condition 28th Jan 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SE 32046 23636   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking as mentioned below in layby under road bridge but on S. side of carriageway. Easiest and most direct access from lamp post no. 94 at SE 32044 23608. Follow fence up banking with railway to right, though broken slats at top and ahead to trig. Easy in winter.


Good condition 13th Nov 2010  10:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SE 32046 23630   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Up banking at start of barrier to missing rail in fence , follow garden fence with pruning shears to trig Trig now been visited by a woman without hairy chest ! ! ! Nice one Kim ! ! !


Good condition 12th Jun 2010  21:14  by Triggers

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

Parked on layby and up banking by crash barrier as others have done. Then starts the fun. Had to crawl most of the way to fit underneath the hawthorns. I'm not too sure this trig will be that much easier in winter as its the biggish branches as much as the bramble that is the problem. Given it high marks due to the effort involved in reaching it

Robin hood Hill ©Triggers
robin hood Hill approach ©Triggers


Good condition 12th Jun 2010  08:32  by PeteBoggs

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

A trig for men with hair on their chests.As described by Theo deLite up banking by crash barrier be prepared to crawl /thrash your way through bramble and hawthorn and perform a commando roll through a wooden fence to obtain your goal.If you are looking for good views and a pleasant climb go elsewhere Scores high for the achievement

©PeteBoggs


Good condition 6th Apr 2010  09:06  by Theo D Lite

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

On bike for a 9 trig day. Up dual carriageway embankment at start of crash barrier, heading to the right. Over fence. Along boundary of posh house for about 10m. Can keep low and out of sight, until trig is reached. Don't try this during the growing season!


Not Logged 23rd Dec 2008  15:20  by splash

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

Did venture to find this one. First by the houses above the A650 but their security is high, I couldn't see a way up through the under growth and was going the wrong way for the layby. Sounds like a fight to touch it ~:)


Good condition 11th Dec 2008  14:35  by PDB

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in lay by. down road under bridge to start of crash barrier. L up to & though dodgy fence. followed brown fence with white poles(on left) to trig 20Yds in front. Body armour recommended.


Good condition 18th Oct 2008  10:45  by wrose

Gridref: SE 32049 23638   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

It is accessible but be prepared to fight nature. Not immediately visible but can be found by following garden fence on embankment above raiway line. Like several others I gave blood to find this one - the brambles, vines and fallen branches all inflicted scratches. I approached as others have done up the bank from the A650, then ducked through a bit of broken fencing to get railway side of it and just fought my way along the fence line. The pillar itself is in remarkably good condition with a plastic plug and two holes still open. High mark not for the view but for success. This one should be safe from the vandals!

Robin Hood Hill Pillar
Robin Hood Hill Pillar
Robin Hood Hill Flush Bracket
Robin Hood Hill Plug


Good condition 30th Aug 2008  15:39  by John Riley

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This must be the trickiest one I have visited yet. The combination of brambles, nettles, hawthorn etc made it a battle and visibilty was negligible. I am covered in scratches, there is blood everywhere but I will not be beaten. As previous logs suggest it was very foolish to come here in August. I think it is becoming more overgrown every year. I do think that it is best to approach from the A650, you can park in a layby not far to the west between the roundabout and the road bridge.

Robin Hood Hill First view.
Robin Hood Hill A bit closer.
Robin Hood Hill Flush bracket.


Good condition 1st Jun 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

vgc, plastic cap, W embankment of rly, outside fence 10m N of garden fence corner, fairly well vegetated in June but no major difficulties via little path from SW.


Good condition 2nd Jan 2006  14:10  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked on the brown road that goes over the A650. Shane decided to have a snooze as I went over the fence and down onto the side of the A650 and then back up the bank and over the fence onto the top of the railway cutting. The trig is tight to the back garden fence of one of the houses - with the FB facing the fence. An uninspiring trig with a nice name, but was it worth all the scratches? Plastic cap.


Couldn't find it 1st Nov 2005  22:59  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

I tried the access from the minor road rather than the A road as I didn't facy the climb as ankle is now hurting. Instead I never left tarmac as there is no route ther than very close to private gardens. May try again if I'm ever in Wakefield but dont see any special trips:-)


Good condition 10th Aug 2005  16:00  by MAC.HAWK

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

My genuine thanks go to iainmac (even though this was a summer visit!), without whos comments I may not have tigged the beast. Its exactly as he describes, a bit of a scramble through the trees/brambles - Im amazed saginanivalis had even a view from this trig in 2002 - in 2005 its so overgrown there is no vista whatsoever. Later entry - the moral of this is take a pair of secuters with you (I now do on all urban-ish trigs, life is much easier, if somewhat a little longer).


Good condition 26th Nov 2004  10:34  by Slytherin

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

I looked for this one a while ago and gave up. But now it is much easier to get to it.


Good condition 12th Jun 2004  15:40  by ted

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig has plastic plug; FB faces fence. This visit was a bit easier than expected; theres the beginnings of a path! At the top of a railway cutting - in winter this trig can be spotted from the train between Leeds and Wakefield.

trig
trig


Good condition 23rd May 2004  20:12  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 0/10

what's that? wouldn't like to visit in summer?? yeah niether would I, but i was in the area!! deadly nettles and brambles, but it was worth it...right...

nearly there....
now simply retrace your steps


Couldn't find it 10th Feb 2004  21:20  by stonestreaker

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

where the heck? now I know it IS there its time for a return visit, but its a nightmare getting to where i think it must be........


Good condition 27th Jan 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

One for bramble lovers; I wouldnt like to visit it in summer. From the roundabout go east, under the minor road bridge to railway cutting. Go up bank to fence around property and trig is a few yards away on railway property at top of embankment. Its just outside fence with fb facing the fence.

S4095
S4095


Destroyed 15th Jun 2003  17:00  by Morseman

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 3/10

This should be just off the A650 into Wakefield, but after searching through thick bushes, very dirty due to the proximity of the main road, I concluded that the pillar was no longer there.


Not Logged 14th May 2002  11:27  by manonabike

Gridref: SE 32000 23600   FB Number: S4095  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Mar 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

intriguing locn on w embkt of rly, outside gdn fence, extensive view SE


Good condition 11th Sep 1999  16:25  by vegibagger

FB Number: S4095  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nightmare to find through jungle and behind new house on top of bank above railway. Felt very great sense of achievement and elation to find it. Distant memory of getting married 17 years ago today..!!



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