The CC Trig Point bagger thread, now incorporating other interesting geographs

PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
My first worthwhile post on this thread.
Mile marker along an old road which is now a bridle path near Alton, Staffs. View attachment 470921
And here's to many more :okay:
 

PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
I had some time to kill between the Orkney Ferry, and my train home from Aberdeen, so I popped out for a pedal around the town.

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This old fort/gun emplacement is on the clifftop overlooking the entrance to the harbour.

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The BM is on the corner by my rear wheel.

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Part of the traversing rail for the gun.

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Pleased to spot the BM.

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Not sure what the standing stone at the top is for, but there it is!

Much better fun, and more productive, than 6 hours sitting in a railway station, I reckon..

:tongue:
 
Boundary wall of Pinderfields General Hospital
Aberford Road
Stanley (as it still 'officially' is at this point)
Wakefield

This is the only remaining section of wall, all others have been replaced by 'hooped top' railings

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I rarely pass this, as if I'm going home from work, I travel down Bar Lane, to the north of the site, as can just be seen in the 3rd image (with my car; in the left-corner)
I only noticed it, as I was in the car, & happened to glance into the grounds, at that moment

Looking into the grounds, at the Diabetes Centre
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Parked in the entrance to Clarke Hall
Now sadly closed!!
Note the city boundary sign
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https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1210462
 
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PeteXXX

Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...
Location
Hamtun
Another find on my way round Orkney was Wasswick Battery on a farm called Queenamuckle. I saw the site from the road, across farmland, saw cars there, so rode down and knocked on the farmhouse door to ask if it'd be alright to check the place out.
Got the nod, and spent a while looking around.

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Now used for livestock..

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Happy to have been allowed to get into this place!
 

Bobby Mhor

Wasn't born to follow
Location
Home
Maybe a sighting post, range finder, or a place for a heliograph?
I thought range finder too?

A couple from yesterday..
Larbert Old Church
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Kincardine, Clock Tower
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Found an unusual (to me) couple of gravemarkers(?)
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cast in iron, a memorial to James Bruce, Abysinnian explorer

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note the use of stone and cast iron....
(the area close by has a history of casting PO Boxes (Carron and Machan)

the church does a Graveyard Tour on its annual open day, might keep an eye open for this, lots of old stones
 

classic33

Legendary Member
I had some time to kill between the Orkney Ferry, and my train home from Aberdeen, so I popped out for a pedal around the town.

View attachment 470922

This old fort/gun emplacement is on the clifftop overlooking the entrance to the harbour.

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The BM is on the corner by my rear wheel.

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Part of the traversing rail for the gun.

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Pleased to spot the BM.

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Not sure what the standing stone at the top is for, but there it is!

Much better fun, and more productive, than 6 hours sitting in a railway station, I reckon..

:tongue:
Used to get a bearing for the gunners. Possibly unable to see what they were firing at.
 
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