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TP4608 - Maidenpap
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2291st with 36 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.40/10 (from 10 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Oct 2008
Was Last logged: 20th Jan 2020

Of the 10 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 5m
The average error was 3m
The closest was 2m

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S8375 Maidenpap
By coinea

S8375 - Maidenpap
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Good condition 20th Jan 2020  14:26  by jonglew

Gridref: NX 89779 61617   FB Number: S8375  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on forest road (NX 8924 6198). Fire break from NX 8933 6200, then another starting NX 8946 6195 led directly to the top. Heavy going through heather once out of the plantation. Pillar sits at the HuMP summit within a low shelter cairn. Original centre cap retained, raised lettering; front sight hole open. Extensive views.

Pillar TP4608©jonglew
Spider TP4608©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4608©jonglew

Not Logged 12th Feb 2017  15:25  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S8375  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Feb 2017  15:23  by RichardM

Gridref: NX 89779 61617   FB Number: S8375  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at start of forest road. We walked up past the turning to the gliding club and where track turned N we headed into the forest and climbed between the lines of trees (we must have been lucky as it was quite pleasent) Out of the forest the deep heather was hard going to the summit with trig, large cairn and walls of 'shooting hut' Overcast and cold in the strong NE wind.

Good condition 12th Nov 2016  12:30  by Moacky

FB Number: S8375  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I opted for a direct attack from the first bend in the road - not a good choice! Returned via wall route as mentioned by other (and wiser) visitors. Good viewpoint, worth the effort.

Good condition 24th May 2016  17:51  by coinea

Gridref: NX 89779 61613   FB Number: S8375  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic views. A word of caution if you wish to park at gliding centre. When I went there was an open gate on track near the road but it had a shiny chain and padlock attached so did not wish to risk being locked in. Also, there was a locked bar across the turning for the gliding centre so no access.

S8375 Maidenpap

Good condition 22nd Nov 2014  14:18  by CJO

Gridref: NX 89780 61612   FB Number: S8375  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

All intact. Next to remains of solidly built hut. Followed forest road past turnoff for glider centre. at col/highpoint followed wall to col between round hill and maidenpap. follow wall for another 50m descending 10m there is a fire break through the trees and leads to heather slopes. No Photos!

Good condition 5th Jun 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NX 89782 61613   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at entrance to gliding club (NX 886619). Leave track at firebreak (NX 893620) - gritty surface, to stagnant pond, then to wall. Good path up wall. Leave wall on narrow firebreak (NX895616) - marked by me with and orange strip tied to tree. Once on heather moor, path less distinct in parts. Route attached.


Good condition 6th Jul 2013  08:30  by Chalky

FB Number: S8375  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Spider centre cap with raised lettering. Heavy going from Roundfell.

Good condition 14th Mar 2010  10:51  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8375  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Beside large ancient cairn (its base is about at FB level) and remains of stone building (mapped shooting box). From SW, forest road doubles as gliding club access and is driveable albeit a bit rutted currently. Previous visit 12nov99 (for the SubMarilyn) I was able to make a beeline from the track over heathery slabby slopes. This time, with maturing spruces, followed old track from NX892620 for a few m to pond, then S to wall, path SW to bealach, then path thru trees to summit, becoming faint and hard work higher up. Cold wind, hazy view.

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Trig n cairn

Good condition 8th Oct 2008  13:25  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NX 89780 61613   FB Number: S8375  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 20th August 1955 costing 51.10s.0d. Computed by Distomat survey methods as tertiary triangulation station NX56/DM/T28 during 1958. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1958. Last maintained by the OS in June 1988. SITE VISIT: Parked in forest entrance. Followed mapped tracks to highest point, old wall to bealach, and random open route to top slogging through deep heather on steep rocky slopes. Pillar VGC. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces 50, NE. Vented through sight hole on FB face. Stone shooting box ruin adjacent to pillar. 360 panorama from summit.

S8375 - Maidenpap pillar & FB

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