Over the weekend of 18th-20th August, we challenged YOU to get out hiking and running on your local trails on a trig-bagging mission!
What’s a trig? We’re glad you asked!
Trig points are concrete pillars, usually found at the summit of a hill, and are sometimes painted white. They were used to map the country by the Ordnance Survey between the years of 1936 and 1962 in a great re-triangulation of Great Britain. Back then 6500+ triangulation pillars were built and around 6000 still remain. They are obsolete now as more advanced technologies are used, but to ‘trig-baggers’ across the country love them for photo opportunities, great views and a reminder of our history.
We had trophies for:
- The most trigs bagged
- The highest trig bagged
- Lowest trig bagged
- Most unusual trig bagged
- Best trig point pose (photo)
And for all those who joined in, we had downloadable certificates plus some fantastic limited edition Harrier Tube Scarves too!
Get out there:
Fancy bagging some trigs? Use the links below to learn more about trig points and plan your route.
Our first Trig Bag Challenge was so popular, we're already planning the next one! Stay tuned for more details...