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#TrigPillar80 winners picked

First things first, a massive thank you to everyone who has joined in with our #TrigPillar80 celebrations over the last week or so. We’ve been thrilled that so many of you share our loved and appreciation for the trig pillar, and particularly with the hundreds of people who have shared their favourite trig pillar photos with us on Twitter and Instagram so far.

If you missed it last week, catch up on our celebrations, find out about the inner workings of a trig pillar, read about how we survey today, meet Britain’s top trig-bagger, and try out some trig pillar routes recommended by our #GetOutside champions.

But now it’s time to announce the first four winners of our #TrigPillar80 T-shirts…

Week eighteen #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 22/08/16

Trig pillar on Carreg Yr Ogof with Garreg Las in the background #trigpillar80 #ordnancesurvey

A photo posted by @skyrunner1982 on

Week seventeen #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 15/08/16

Week sixteen #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 08/08/16

Three people on the grid pillar at Stanage #trigpillar80 @ordnancesurvey @vandasams

A photo posted by Angus McBride (@angusmcb) on

Week fifteen #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 01/08/16

Cross country #trigpillar80

A photo posted by Katherine Anteney (@katherineanteney) on

Week fourteen #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 25/07/16

Week thirteen #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 18/07/16

Trig point on Mynnydd Fforest – #betweentheears #trigpoint #trigpillar80 #ordnancesurvey

A photo posted by Susannah English (@susannahcenglish) on

Week twelve #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 11/07/16

On Helvellyn #trigpillar80 #ordnancesurvey #helvellyn #lakedistrict #lakedistrictnationalpark

A photo posted by Jon (@hillski66) on

#trigpillar80

A photo posted by victoriakeddie (@victoriakeddie) on

Sun rise oop north …..

A photo posted by Phil (@skipperphil10) on

Weeks ten and eleven #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 27/06/16 and 04/07/16

Cefn Cilsanws Brecon Beacons National Park #trigpillar80

A photo posted by @asher.marley on

Getting triggy with it #trigpoint #osmaps #ilkleymoor

A photo posted by Lucy (@lucymuse) on

Week nine #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 20/06/16

#trigpoint #trigpillar80 #trigpillar #singletrack #southwalesmtb #gtbikes

A photo posted by Paul Grainger Jones (@grainger73) on

#goprohero3 #trigpillar80 #sdw

A photo posted by David ashdown (@da_sh_43) on

Week eight #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 13/06/16

Week seven #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 06/06/16

Week six #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 30/05/16

Eighty years ago today, somewhere in deepest Northamptonshire, the very first triangulation pillar was erected at the start of a project known as the Retriangulation of Great Britain. The project was to take 26 years by which time over six thousand pillars had been erected, all over the country, on the highest points of the land; although that is all relative, there is one trig point, at Little Ouse in Norfolk, that is actually one metre below average sea level. The iconic trig pillar was designed by Brigadier Martin Hotine CMG CBE to provide a stable base for the Ordnance Survey surveyors’ theodolites. All materials were carried up and the survey itself could take several days and obviously depended on good visibility to the two adjacent trig points in the triangle. The trig pillar is located at the highest point of Carlton Bank which has been variously mapped as Brown Hill and Howe Moor but TrigPointingUK, the authoritative website for trig point bagging enthusiasts, refers to it as Whorlton Moor. It stands next to an 18th century boundary stone. #photooftheday #picoftheday #ukpotd #getoutside #greatoutdoors #getoutside #beautiful #britains_finest #capturingbritain #England #landscape #countryside #nationalpark #osmaps #ordnancesurvey #walking #hiking #clevelandway #northyorkshire #Yorkshire #exploreyorkshire #Clevelandhills #greatayton #moorland #wainwrightscoasttocoast #TrigPillar80

A photo posted by Fhithich (@fhithich) on

Week five #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 24/05/16

Happy 80th birthday to the @ordnancesurvey trig post #trigpillar80 #mamtor #trigpoint #peakdistrict

A photo posted by Carl (@carlmmorton) on

A photo posted by Brett (@notbrettk) on

Week four #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 17/05/16

Week three #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 10/05/16

#trigpillar80 @ordnancesurvey Carleton-in-Craven beacon point daddy and daughter map reading

A photo posted by Chris Swales (@swalesinthedales) on


Week two #TrigPillar80 T-shirt winners – 03/05/16

Happy 80th Birthday to the Trig Point! #trigpoint #trigpillar80 #ordnancesurvey #geographygeek

A photo posted by Richard Coles (@donkeydropper) on

 

Our first four #TrigPillar80 winners – 25/04/16


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Enter #TrigPillar80

It’s not too late to enter. We had 80 T-shirts printed to celebrate and we’ll be giving away up to 4 T-shirts a week while stocks last. Just share your photo with us on Twitter or Instagram using #TrigPillar80 to enter. Full terms and conditions are here. Good luck!

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