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    WildBoar Fell Trig busted

    http://myyorkshiredales.co.uk/trig-p...ll-trig-point/

    Found this trig tumbled down and in 3 pieces today. A real shame but perhaps I'm being overly sentimental. I ran up here fairly recently, a few weeks ago, and all seemed well. I'm guessing general attrition coupled with this week's Storm Hector (100 mph winds on Great Dun Fell), rather than a wanton act of vandalism. I understand the OS haven't bothered maintaining these for years as they're obsolete for their original purpose. However, I thought some had been lately classed as national monuments, but perhaps I'm mistaken. Worth crowd funding a rescue or best left to the inevitable whims of entrophy?
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    As organisers of the Really Wild Boar Fell Race we would be interested to have a look at photos of the damage. We would definitely be interested in restoring the trig to its former glory.

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    Probably won't get the chance to visit again for the next few weeks ( I was house sitting near by), but I'll carry my phone on the next outing to the fell; unless someone can take some snaps beforehand. Kirkby Stephen Rotary Club, who organise the annual Mallerstang Yomp, might be supportive of a rebuild too.
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    Since becoming surplus to the requirements of the OS many trig pillars have been adopted by local fell enthusiasts. Several in Bowland get a regular lick of white paint to keep them prominent. I've heard of one that has a red rose stencilled on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheezing donkey View Post
    Several in Bowland get a regular lick of white paint to keep them prominent. I've heard of one that has a red rose stencilled on it.
    Well that is more discreet than a sign saying "You Are Here"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrenees Haven View Post
    As organisers of the Really Wild Boar Fell Race we would be interested to have a look at photos of the damage. We would definitely be interested in restoring the trig to its former glory.

    Gary and Debbie Devine
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    www.alps-haven.com
    I emailed the Kirkby Stephen Rotary Yomp Course Coordinator who replied that "one of our Yomp marshals at that checkpoint is a professional stone-waller and he has offered to rebuild it. We shall keep him reminded of it".

    So, looks like it will be fixed. Great news!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Well that is more discrete than a sign saying "You Are Here"
    The really horrifying thought would be that you Yorkies might paint one bright red in order to stencil a white rose on to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheezing donkey View Post
    The really horrifying thought would be that you Yorkies might paint one bright red in order to stencil a white rose on to it!
    No no - the Wars of the Roses are over.

    It's just a pity that the bad guys won .

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    They all have White Rose on.
    But we are discreet and use white paint🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    No no - the Wars of the Roses are over.

    It's just a pity that the bad guys won .
    And the "good guy" ended up in Leicester Cathedral.
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