NT9020 : Trig pillar on Cheviot summit

taken 10 years ago, 4 km from Langleeford, Northumberland, Great Britain

Trig pillar on Cheviot summit
Trig pillar on Cheviot summit
The author, Daniel Defoe came up here in 1748 expecting the summit to be ".. a Pinnacle, with a Precipice every Way round us" NT9020 : The Cheviot, north-west from Comb Fell

William Weaver Tomlinson in his 'A Comprehensive Guide to Northumberland' (1889) wrote “...the summit is a desolate looking tract of treacherous moss-hags and oozy peat-flats, traversed by deep sykes and interspersed with black stagnant pools”.
Quoted by Geoff Holland in 'The Cheviot - more than just a big hill' LinkExternal link

Today, as dry as I've ever seen it.

The trig point was erected on the summit in 1864. The original base of the trig point is now level with walkers’ heads. Ground level is now well below this, showing that over 2 metres of peat have been eroded from the surface. Walkers, weather and sheep have been the major factors.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Paths  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9090 2052 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.7047N 2:8.7316W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9088 2049
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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