Author Topic: A real trig-bagger's challenge!  (Read 727 times)

SteamyTea

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 407
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #15 on: 19:21:35, 08/03/20 »
This is the most important Trig Point, next one West is going to be in Canada.


I don't use emojis, irony is better, you decide

BuzyG

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1572
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #16 on: 00:20:29, 09/03/20 »
I knew I couldn't trust the OS to show the right place!  Trig bagging is a sad enough occupation without disturbing other people.

Party pooper.

What about tor bagging, only 28 to go on Dartmoor.  ;) 

Jac

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2146
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #17 on: 07:59:04, 09/03/20 »
This is the most important Trig Point, next one West is going to be in Canada.

'Oh no it isn't'
http://www.trigpointing-ireland.org.uk/

So many paths, so little time

SteamyTea

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 407
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #18 on: 08:59:52, 09/03/20 »
'Oh no it isn't'
http://www.trigpointing-ireland.org.uk/
Whoops, so easy to forget that little island.  There is probably one on the Isles of Scilly.
I don't use emojis, irony is better, you decide

WhitstableDave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 444
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #19 on: 18:24:59, 09/03/20 »
Dover is only a 30 minute drive away for me, so I've walked this section of the North Downs Way many times - the clifftop path over Shakespeare Cliff between Folkestone and Dover is one of my very favourite places.

One day, as I was passing, I noticed a trig pillar that for some reason I'd not noticed before. Probably for the very reason that it's easily missed - and also because it stands just a couple of feet from a 400 ft drop on a crumbling cliff edge - this is my very favourite trig pillar!  :)





Bag it while it's still there!  ;)

BuzyG

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1572
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #20 on: 21:57:37, 09/03/20 »
While your all busy bagging, give some thought to the small teams that built those trig points and carted the materials up the side of umpteen large mountains in the days before helo lifts. O0

ninthace

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5696
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #21 on: 23:15:41, 09/03/20 »
While your all busy bagging, give some thought to the small teams that built those trig points and carted the materials up the side of umpteen large mountains in the days before helo lifts. O0
Wild guess here - pack horses?
Solvitur Ambulando

BuzyG

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1572
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #22 on: 23:29:16, 09/03/20 »
Wild guess here - pack horses?
For many for sure. But have you seen where some of them are.  Pack Ibex maybe?

There is a very good article here....

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2016/04/a-history-of-the-trig-pillar/

Well worth a read.
« Last Edit: 23:36:15, 09/03/20 by BuzyG »

RMR

  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 6
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #23 on: 02:02:35, 10/03/20 »
Thanks for the info, will have a look at that.

archaeoroutes

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1333
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #24 on: 18:03:21, 01/04/20 »
This one's only a few minutes from my house, but I've never actually been up to it before.

There's a right of way along the side of the field but every time I've been through it in the past, I've not wanted to disturb the crops. Today, the farmer had just started ploughing, so we were able to nip across to it treading on the bits he would shortly by doing.
Walking routes visiting ancient sites in Britain's uplands: http://www.archaeoroutes.co.uk

WhitstableDave

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 444
Re: A real trig-bagger's challenge!
« Reply #25 on: 18:16:13, 01/04/20 »
This one's only a few minutes from my house...

Excellent, I do like trig points.  O0