View of Box Hill Trig Pillar

Box Hill – S3358

Where To Park There is a really handy National Trust car park behind the cafe at the top of the hill, around five minutes from the trig pillar. The walk ...
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Nick at the Sway Trig Pillar

Sway – S2712

  • County: Hampshire
  • Nearest Town(s): Sway
  • National Park: New Forest
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1 minute
  • Height: 59m
  • W3W: ///decoding.octopus.fidelity
  • Map: OS Explorer OL22 New Forest
An exceedingly easy drive-by trig pillar, we highly recommend a gentle walk in the area around Sway, which showcases some of the best the New Forest has to offer. Where to Park There ...
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Lurg Moor – S4982

County: Renfrewshire Nearest Town: Greenock Difficulty: Easy Time: 20 minutes Height: 228m This was a quick walk with stunning views. Originally, I was going to try and get a couple of trigs but I forgot to lift my walking boots when I left the house. I was wearing my approach ...
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Cambuslang Trigs – Dechmont Hill S3608 and Turnlaw S3650

  • County:  Lanarkshire
  • Nearest Town: Rutherglen
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Dechmont Hill: 184m
  • Spittal Hill: 162m
  • Map: Explorer 342
We decided to spend our Sunday morning bagging a few local trigs. There are quite a few on the south side of Glasgow so we started in the east and picked up a few of ...
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Cambuslang Trigs – Hallside and Spittal Hall – S3909

  • County:  Lanarkshire
  • Nearest Town: Rutherglen
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Hallside: 46m
  • Spittal Hill: 74m
  • Map: Explorer 342
We decided to spend our Sunday morning bagging a few local trigs. There are quite a few on the south side of Glasgow so we started in the east and picked up a few of the ...
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Camp Hill Trig Pillar

Camp Hill – S5097

Key Facts
  • County: East Sussex
  • Nearest Town(s): Tunbridge Wells
  • AONB: High Weald (Ashdown Forest)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Height: 198m
  • W3W: ///column.litters.senses
  • Map: OS Explorer Map (135) Ashdown Forest*
On the same weekend that we bagged Gills Lap we decided to try and nab another trig just down the road. With Mother and Sister in tow, ...
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Holehead – S3562

Warning – this post contains nudity and terrible navigation. This was going to be an epic triple trig bagging, but I was foiled by peat bogs and my inability to stay upright. Where to ...
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Drumcarrow Craig – S4809

We picked up this trig after a day out in St Andrews as a slight detour on our way to Anstruther to eat our own weight in fish and chips. I have plotted ...
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Sugar Loaf – S2117

Sugar Loaf is a distinctive hill overlooking Abergavenny in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Managed by the National Trust, it’s a popular choice for walkers, families, runners – ...
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Bromley Common [Hertfordshire] – S4474

  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Nearest Town(s): Whempstead
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 15 mins
  • Height: 118m
  • W3W: ///lives.hotel.gentle
  • Map: Luton and Stevenage (193)
If you’ve come here looking for the Bromley Common in Kent, I’m afraid you’re in the wrong place but you may appreciate our ...
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Gills Lap – S1822

Key Facts
  • County: East Sussex
  • Nearest Town(s): Crowborough
  • AONB: High Weald (Ashdown Forest)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Height: 204m
  • W3W: ///grounding.reclaimed.footpath
  • Map: OS Explorer Map (135) Ashdown Forest
Unlike Sam I wasn’t on the doorstep of a National Park growing up, but the Ashdown Forest comes ...
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Ibsley Common – S6438

Key Facts When the only way to get a photo of Bryn by a trig pillar is to tempt him with a toy... This ...
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High Neb Trig Pillar

High Neb – S2157

High Neb was the final trig point in a set of three we bagged in one walk. The other two, Stanage Edge and Stanage Pole include ...
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Sam at Stanage Pole

Stanage Pole – TP7411

At this point, I was very much wishing I had worn a hat. Stanage Pole is our first Intersected Station (as opposed to our ...
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Stanage Edge Trig Pillar

Stanage Edge – S2156

Stanage Edge is an iconic crag in the Peak District, popular with climbers and walkers alike, and with three trig points in close succession, it’s a must do for ...
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Pen Y Pass

Snowdon Horseshoe – 10684

  • County: Gwynedd
  • Nearest Town(s): Llanberis
  • National Park: Snowdonia
  • Difficulty: Medium/ Hard
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Height: 1085 m
Where To Park There are many routes to tackle Snowdon and the easiest, but longest, is the Llanberis path. To take this route, park in one of the Llanberis pay and display car parks - the walk is ...
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Black dog in front of Cockroad trig pillar

Cockroad – S3385

County: South Gloucestershire
Nearest Town(s): Bristol (Keynsham)
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15 minutes
Height: 80m

Map: OS Explorer Map (155) Bristol and Bath* Trigs and dogs are our favourite things! Bagging the Cockroad trig pillar was just a fun one to try and find, because we happened to be in the area. If you live in ...
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Rugged coastline at Trevose Head

Trevose Head – S1755

County: Cornwall
Nearest Town(s): Padstow
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1 hour
Height: 74m
Map: OS Explorer Map (106) Newquay and Padstow* This is a short circular walk which mainly follows the South West Coast Path around the edge of Trevose Head. The car park I’ve started the walk from is popular with surfers as Booby’s Bay ...
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Dennis Hill Obelisk

Dennis Hill Obelisk – TP8849

County: Cornwall
Nearest Town(s): Padstow
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 45 minutes
Height: 55m
Map: OS Explorer Map (106) Newquay and Padstow* This isn’t a trig pillar, but it is a trig point and it is a pillar. Also, the views from the top are fantastic (particularly when enjoyed at sunset with a glass of something fizzy) ...
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Little Ouse – S7538

County: Norfolk (The Hamlet nearby is in Cambridgeshire)
Nearest Town(s): Ely
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20 minutes
Height: -0.5 m
Map: OS Explorer Map (228) March and Ely* The Lowest Trig Pillar in the UK There is a certain appeal to bagging the lowest trig point in the UK. The Little Ouse trig pillar takes the ...
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Moel-y-Gest Signpost

Moel-y-Gest – S8380

The utter lack of view, reminiscent of Golden Cap Moel-y-Gest is a recognisable hill in the popular seaside town of Porthmadog, near Snowdonia. For us, it was a rest day trigbagging adventure, sandwiched ...
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Milestone and Trig Pillar at the summit of Golden Cap

Golden Cap – S3752

What a view...! Golden Cap, the highest point on the South Coast, was an opportunistic bag for us. We were in the area for a wedding, so we decided to ...
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Potsgrove Pillar Feature

Potsgrove – S7202

Potsgrove was our second trig on my birthday (the first being Bow Brickhill), and it remains firmly in second place. In fact, it may be up there with the most boring trigs we’ve ...
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Back Tor

Back Tor – S2145

Key Facts Forgive the selfie, we forgot the proper camera Where To Park There are several approaches to the Back Tor trig pillar - ...
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Bow Brickhill Trig Pillar

Bow Brickhill – S7203

Some people spend their birthdays with lots of friends, eating cake and making merry. I spent my birthday this year dragging Nick to local trig pillars and outdoors shops. To be fair, we ...
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The Roaches Feature Image

The Roaches – S2598

Key Facts Where to Park There is plenty of off road parking at the base of The Roaches, but this fills ...
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The Cloud - TP6366 - Trig Pillar

Bosley Cloud – S2657

Key Facts The Cloud offers a simple ascent to a trig pillar with a great view of the surrounding areas including Jodrell Bank, a beautiful viaduct and Rudyard Lake. For those that want ...
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Mickleham Downs

Mickleham Down – S3364

Key Facts A weekend visit to sunny Surrey meant we were keen to bag at least one trig (if for no other ...
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Bygrave trig pillar

Bygrave – S5008

Key Facts The trig point at Bygrave is our nearest trig point, as the crow flies, so it was any obvious choice for ...
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Ingleborough Feature

Ingleborough – S5619

Key Facts Summit of Ingleborough - TP4102 (Photo by Ellie Stacey) Found on OS map OL2, Ingleborough is one of the ...
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Mam Tor Feature Image

Mam Tor – S4230

Key Facts Sam at the top of Winnat Pass Mam Tor is a towering peak rising above ...
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Sca Fell Pike, The Lake District

Sca Fell – S6823

Key Facts Who doesn't love Kendall Mint Cake? The Highest Point in England Though the Trig ...
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Bratley Plain resized

Bratley Plain – S2701

Key Facts I grew up in Ringwood, on the cusp on The New Forest. Until ...
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The Cloud-Resize

What is a Trig Pillar Anyway?

So What Are Trig Pillars? Started by the Ordnance Survey in 1936, triangulation pillars were created by the surveyors to provide bases for the mapping equipment of the day, the humble theodolite. This was an impressive feat given the times, and helicopter dropping of equipment was not really an option ...
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Warden Hill resized

Warden Hill – S4541

Key Facts Warden Hill was our second local trig, which we bagged on the same day as Deacon Hill. Of the ...
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Deacon Hill- TP2743

Deacon Hill – S7162

Key Facts In what is a relatively flat county, we’re pleased with any hill we can get our hands on. A ...
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