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Dotty Dog's first post-lockdown adventure

White poodle sitting on snowy bench

As lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease and we are now allowed to travel further afield, we decided to go on our first Trig Point adventure since the pandemic hit.

And there was snow... in April! It was like a magical post-lockdown Christmas wonderland.

The trig point we chose was Martinsell Hill as it looked like a relatively easy one to find (ease ourselves back in gently right!) but that wasn't the case at all and it turned out to be super tricky to find!

Location details (if you fancy checking it out)

Name: Martinsell Hill
Area: Marlborough, Wiltshire
Flush Bracket: S1500
Post Code: SN8 4PA (Martinsell Hill Car Park)
OS Grid: SU178638

Martinsell Hill Trig Point

Martinsell Hill, near Oare, is home to this beautiful mossy trig point and is the 3rd highest point in Wiltshire (if like me that only makes you want to know where the highest point is, it's Milk Hill (with Alton Barnes White Horse) but anyway I digress...

Why I think you should visit?

1. It's a mini challenge to find. The only clue I can give you to help you find the trig point is that you take a tiny, very well hidden track located behind the bench and then do some comedy crouch walking through the overgrown copse. 

2. It has the best views, with a relatively easy climb.

3. And... it might snow!

 What we took and what we should have taken (in hindsight)

Coffee - an obvious one but I thought I'd mention it.
Homemade Cornish pasty, for a hill top breakfast.
Dog leads as there are sometimes livestock in the surrounding fields.
Dog coats - incase it snows, in April! (We forgot these)

So I think you should definitely go if you like beautiful views and tricky to locate trig points. We loved it!

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