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2020 Trig Point Challenge

Poodle on a trig point

It’s fair to say that the whole Dotty gang love to be outdoors, we don’t mind where; coast, woodland, hills or mountains as long as we’re adventuring through the great outdoors.

So with this in mind we set a small, and we thought at the time, achievable challenge for 2020.

"to visit 12 trig points in 12 months"

Easy right..?

Well who could have predicted that we would be faced with a pandemic and world wide lockdown.

We had visited 3 trig points prior to the full UK lockdown but we’re determined and doing our best to catch up now.

We’ve visited 5 out of 12 to date and we still have 4 months of 2020 to play catch up... watch this space...

'Trig point' is the common name for ‘triangulation pillars’. They are concrete pillars which were used by the Ordnance Survey to accurately map the country. They are generally located on the highest part of the ground in the area, so that there is a direct line of sight to at least two other trig points.

I don’t know what it is about a Trig Point that I love so much, maybe it’s something about their somewhat industrial appearance in a non industrial setting that draws me to them.

But nothing quite tops the feeling of spotting one at the end of a long walk, it means you’ve reached your summit or view point and it’s probably time to break open the kitkat! Perhaps that’s why I love them so much, I associate a trig point with a kitkat!?!

Staffy on a trig point

Anyway, if you love dogs and trig points (like we do!) why not check out Trig Point Dogs instagram page for some awesome photos of dogs on their adventures - you might spot a few of the Dotty gang in their gallery too!

Trig Points visited so far:

1/12 - White Horse Hill, Oxfordshire. Flush Bracket: 2987

2/12 - Charlbury Hill, Wiltshire. Flush Bracket: S2435

3/12 - Badbury Hill, Oxfordshire. Flush Bracket: S2422

4/12 - Fore Down, Wantage, Oxfordshire. Flush Bracket: S5826

5/12 - Hagbourne Hill, Wantage, Oxfordshire. Flush Bracket: S5723


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