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Sagina nivalis
8th July 2008, 12:59 PM
I'm down to my last 3 Welsh trig pillars. :) I'm planning to complete during the weekend of 2/3 August. Choice of Colva Hill / Red Hill (http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=5610) / Plynlimon. It would be great to have some company - PM me if you can make it - with any date / hill preferences. I'm likely to be across for the whole weekend.

Rob

Mrs Blorenge
8th July 2008, 02:37 PM
Congratulations on getting to the end (nearly!) - How many are there in Wales?

Unfortunately we won't be able to attend your "party" because, like so many geocachers, we will be attending the MEGA event in Harrogate that weekend. Let's just hope that the weather is good for everyone then...

Lucilla

Sagina nivalis
8th July 2008, 04:18 PM
Ah, not a very bright choice of date then! Thanks for the pointer.

I'm guessing there are a bit more than 3000 in England and about 1500 in each of Wales and Scotland; I ought to work it out, really. Just under 6100 surviving in OSGB-land anyway. Numerically not many English ones left, but a fair few have access issues so that'll be a while, if ever. Scotland has just one little problem - http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=4620 - reckoned to be insoluble but that has been said before ;-)

The Cache Hoppers
8th July 2008, 05:52 PM
Not everyone is going to the Mega event, so I wouldn't let that put you off! Being a bit of a trigpoint hunter myself (albeit a newbie) I can empathise with your excitement at conquering them all. :) I think we may be on our way to Cornwall that weekend although its not cast in stone yet. If it looks like we may be able to make a detour ... you never know. Its only a very very very slim chance though. Good luck with your mission, and fingers crossed for fine weather. :):applause: The following weekend there is an event in The Wye Valley (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8dba62ce-3740-41b3-9cfc-a5251ec16475&log=y) (which we are attending). You might find some willing companions there if you could reschedule.

Edited to add: if you can set it as an event you might just tempt a few more along just so they can get a smiley :-)

Sagina nivalis
8th July 2008, 09:25 PM
Not everyone is going to the Mega event, so I wouldn't let that put you off! Being a bit of a trigpoint hunter myself (albeit a newbie) I can empathise with your excitement at conquering them all. :) .......
..... Good luck with your mission, and fingers crossed for fine weather. :):applause: The following weekend there is an event in The Wye Valley (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8dba62ce-3740-41b3-9cfc-a5251ec16475&log=y) (which we are attending). You might find some willing companions there if you could reschedule.

Edited to add: if you can set it as an event you might just tempt a few more along just so they can get a smiley :-)

Thanks for the suggestion. I have no idea how to set as an event - please tell me more!

As it happens, the following weekend 9/10 Aug has now become free. I get the impression that Sun 10th might fit with the Wye Valley event?

Rob

The Cache Hoppers
8th July 2008, 10:41 PM
Have sent you an email telling you more. :)

agentmancuso
8th July 2008, 11:09 PM
Congratulations in advance Rob. I ought to get to Wales some day..

Sagina nivalis
8th July 2008, 11:30 PM
Congratulations in advance Rob. I ought to get to Wales some day..

All those Marilyns waiting for you, Bernie :D

Sagina nivalis
15th July 2008, 12:02 AM
As it happens, the following weekend 9/10 Aug has now become free. I get the impression that Sun 10th might fit with the Wye Valley event?


It's looking like Sun 10 Aug. To involve S6561 Red Hill (SO1550) and S5656 Colva Hill (SO1955), and a pub at Hundred House (SO1154) :cheers:. Details and order t.b.c.

Rob

Sagina nivalis
15th July 2008, 08:21 PM
LWT is looking like Red Hill (http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=5610) Sunday p.m.

The Cache Hoppers
16th July 2008, 04:28 PM
The Last Welsh Trigpoint - trigpointing/geocaching event - now LIVE!!!! :cheers: It has been set for Sunday 10 August, so people can travel on after the Wye Valley camping event if they wish. Lots more info here (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a3562160-e91b-48ba-b100-28841f336078&log=y) . :):):)

agentmancuso
17th July 2008, 05:33 PM
The Last Welsh Trigpoint - trigpointing/geocaching event - now LIVE!!!! :cheers: It has been set for Sunday 10 August, so people can travel on after the Wye Valley camping event if they wish. Lots more info here (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a3562160-e91b-48ba-b100-28841f336078&log=y) . :):):)

That's pretty impressive!

Sagina nivalis
17th July 2008, 09:02 PM
That's pretty impressive!

Yes! I just sat back and watched it happen :D :D

The Cache Hoppers
18th July 2008, 09:47 PM
I haven't been to the gym this week! I need to get back on that treadmill if I am gonna be climbing one of them there 'ills. Not the morning one cos I will be packing up the tent, so it will be the afternoon one - after beer and a roast beef lunch - hmmm, can you leave me in the beer garden please :)

Sagina nivalis
27th July 2008, 11:00 PM
it will be the afternoon one - after beer and a roast beef lunch - hmmm, can you leave me in the beer garden please :)

You've got no chance :D

The Cache Hoppers
1st August 2008, 12:21 PM
How high is that there 'ill anyway :dunno:

Sagina nivalis
4th August 2008, 12:56 PM
How high is that there 'ill anyway :dunno:

Really tiny - trip over while doing up your bootlaces and you'd be at the summit :D :D Well, not very high anyway. 109m ascent.

The Cache Hoppers
5th August 2008, 04:45 PM
Ah that's ok then :) Should be able to manage that after my Sunday lunch. :D

The Cache Hoppers
8th August 2008, 09:47 AM
Just giving this one a gentle bump before I head off to the Wye Valley event. Sunday forecast looks good for a nice hill climb or two. :)

Sagina nivalis
9th August 2008, 01:37 PM
Just giving this one a gentle bump before I head off to the Wye Valley event. Sunday forecast looks good for a nice hill climb or two. :)

I'm sheltering from the rain today but heading for Cymru shortly to meet up with a couple of early arrivals. Then Pumlumon first thing tomorrow and on to the main Event. Weather still looking OK tomorrow. And the Balvenie single malt is packed :cool:

During the week I had a go at working out pillar totals by country. Not an exact science as they keep disappearing and being refound. But this is what I came up with, in terms of pillars surviving intact or with identifiable remains:

Isle of Man 15
England 3285
Wales 660
Scotland 2158

I would have guessed Wales would have a bigger total. At present my Scottish to-do list (740) is still bigger than the entire Welsh total :ohmy: But only 47 left in England :)

hiho9
10th August 2008, 03:10 PM
hope you have all enjoyed yourselfs

Sagina nivalis
11th August 2008, 12:40 PM
Yes thanks - nice day despite some shower dodging: see log (http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=5610).

The Cache Hoppers
16th August 2008, 10:54 PM
Yeahhhhh ....it was great fun - just back from hols and catching up on logging. Well done Rob :applause::applause::applause:

Pyoung1s
17th August 2008, 07:20 PM
Fellow Trigpointers check events on these forums for the geocaching (and trigpointing!) event Take A Hike Adventure 1 - Lyke Wake Walk GC1FA91 (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=423ea558-f56a-46b0-a5de-319b53cdd8ff)!

PopUpPirate
17th August 2008, 10:58 PM
Great do, a privilege to be part of!