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Slightly damaged 2019-05-15 12:30 - TP4651 (Mardy)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Easy stroll from the main road along the well surfaced coastal path. Glorious day, looking good even with the tide out. Not difficult to guess where the spider and flush bracket have gone!!

Trig ©Richofsebast
View Inland ©Richofsebast


Destroyed 2019-04-25 15:45 - TP5051 (Mynydd-Y-Grug)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 6/10

Lovely walk up through the beech woods and pine forest from Cwmfelinfach. Very steep though! Not a pretty sight at the top.

Somewhere around here ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2019-01-26 13:30 - TP5375 (Penhow)

FB Number: S3326   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to find. Wet and muddy in field today!

Trig ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2018-12-30 14:30 - TP5019 (Mynydd Llangattwg)

FB Number: S2176   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up from car park around the side of the quarry. Wet and boggy in some places and rocky in others. The sun came out for a while giving good views all around.

Trig and View ©Richofsebast


Remains 2018-12-30 13:30 - TP10079 (Mynydd Llangynidr)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Remains   Score: 5/10

Ah, interesting! Only realised the concrete remains are from the old pillar while clicking through Nearby Trigpoints. Two trigs for one walk, great.

Remains ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-12-03 16:15 - TP3800 (High Penard)

FB Number: S2073   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

Difficult to reach. Four horses came towards us so we got back on the coastal path without delay!

Trig and Horses ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-12-03 13:15 - TP2179 (Cil Ifor Top)

FB Number: S2286   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

A break in the weather with the sun bringing lovely views. Easy walk once we found somewhere to park!

Trig ©Richofsebast
Cracking Views and Pillar ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-12-03 11:30 - TP5662 (Rhossili Down)

FB Number: S2388   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Only a 6 for this one as it was blowing a gale with rain and sun. Glad to get back to the car. Must go back to get to get the full 10 that it deserves!

Trig in the Wind ©Richofsebast
Burst of Sunshine ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-12-02 14:00 - TP5785 (Ryers Down)

FB Number: S2383   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Called in on this one on a circular walk from Llanmadoc Hill. Still no views.

No Views ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-12-02 12:15 - TP4474 (Llanmadoc Hill)

FB Number: S2384   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked near the cattle grid and walked up the grassy track. Zero views today due to mist. Carried on to Llanmadoc school for picnic lunch then onward to Ryers Down making a good circular walk.

No Views Today ©Richofsebast
Lunch Stop ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-11-30 12:30 - TP5286 (Pant-Y-Creigiau)

FB Number: S2197   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Parked on the mountain road and walked up the muddy track. Dull and misty first off with light drizzle. When I reached the trig the sun broke through and gave amazing views of Talybont Reservoir and Pen y Fan.

Trig and Talybont ©Richofsebast
Trig and Pen y Fan ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-10-25 13:15 - TP5648 (Rhiw Arw)

FB Number: S6109   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Glorious day for a walk along Offa's Dyke path from Hatterrall Hill. Great views of Llanthony Abbey down in the valley. I've been there many times but never seen it from this viewpoint. The return walk was just as good.

Llanthony Abbey ©Richofsebast
Trig Point ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-10-25 11:45 - TP3668 (Hatterrall Hill)

FB Number: S6114   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Glorious day for a walk along Offa's Dyke path taking in two of the trig points. Always a good place to stop for a cuppa. Very little wind but it did manage to blow the stopper from the flask straight down the plug hole. I don't believe it!!!

Trig and Flask ©Richofsebast
Start of Walk ©Richofsebast


Couldn't find it 2018-09-09 11:30 - TP5306 (Park Fell)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 9/10

I've logged this one as Couldn't Find It. We caught the train up from South Wales and stayed in Settle. Next day, train to Ribblehead and walked along the main road and up towards the trig following the dry stone wall. The weather was quite pleasant until we got to the top of the steep climb where it starts leveling out, and then it changed. Thick cloud, howling wind and rain made us turn back even though we must have been almost at the pillar. A wet and dismal walk back to the station where we had a lovely cup of tea standing by a real fire. A good call to turn back and live to Trig another day!!

Up There ©Richofsebast
Before the Rain ©Richofsebast


Toppled 2018-08-16 14:15 - TP1824 (Bwlch Carn-Y-Gelli)

FB Number: S2231   Condition: Toppled   Score: 6/10

Short walk and big views. Pity it's on its side. Awww!

Toppled Trig ©Richofsebast
Good Views ©Richofsebast


Couldn't find it 2018-08-16 13:00 - TP10084 (Mynydd Bedwellty)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

No sign of original pillar.


Good condition 2018-08-16 12:30 - TP4999 (Mynydd Bedwellty)

FB Number: 11250   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Drove up along a good mountain road from Bargoed. Lovely views and clouds all around.

Trig and Clouds ©Richofsebast
Good Views ©Richofsebast


Remains 2018-08-16 11:30 - TP3342 (Gelligaer Common)

FB Number: S2215   Condition: Remains   Score: 6/10

Awwww! Needs more than a coat of paint.

Remains ©Richofsebast
Very sad ©Richofsebast


Damaged 2018-08-03 13:15 - TP5347 (Pen Allt Mawr)

FB Number: S1782   Condition: Damaged   Score: 10/10

Very enjoyable walk although found it hard going. Parked in little layby at the bottom of the drive leading up to Perth-y-pia. Short steep climb up to Table Mountain then across to Pen Cerrig Calch for lunch. From here Pen Allt Mawr looks miles and miles away but only took 40 mins to reach it. The pillar is badly damaged from the concrete cracking and spalling away. Pen Cerrig pillar is also cracking in a similar fashion and obviously constructed by the same team all those years ago.

Lets straighten this one up ©Richofsebast
Cracking pillar ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-06-18 11:00 - TP1873 (Caldy Island)

FB Number: S6392   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

My first visit to a trig point by boat. Lovely island and not too crowded as we caught the first ferry over. Misty and wet but still enjoyed the visit.

Trig and Me ©Richofsebast
Vehicle on Caldy Beach ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-05-04 13:30 - TP1730 (Bryn Deri)

FB Number: S6443   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Cycled out to White Castle and thought I would bag a few trig points on the way. Easy to find and good views today. Should have brought the mountain bike though.

Trig and Bike ©Richofsebast
Good Views ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-05-04 12:00 - TP3097 (Fair View)

FB Number: S6445   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Cycled out to White Castle and thought I would bag a few trig points on the way. Easy to find and fair views today. It looks like the hedge has been moved since some of the earlier photos. Should have brought the mountain bike though.

Trig and Bike ©Richofsebast
Trig and Hedge ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-04-19 13:40 - TP1387 (Birkrigg Common)

FB Number: S5374   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Glorious April day. Walked up from Ulverston where we were staying along a wide grassy track that must have been a drovers road at some time. Great views and a bench to eat our lunch. Lovely!

Trig and Bench ©Richofsebast
Maybe drovers road ©Richofsebast
Trig and Me ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-02-20 14:00 - TP5040 (Mynydd Troed)

FB Number: S1781   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Paid our 2 and parked in the car park next to the pub. Short but steep walk up and very windy at the top. Good workout. Stunning views on a clear day and pillar looks brilliant. Lunch in a hollow out of that wind and a quick dash back down. Good times.

Me, Trig and Wind ©Richofsebast
Trig and View ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-02-16 16:50 - TP0772 (Aberystwyth)

FB Number: S1645   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Walked up Constitution Hill, out past the radar station and nearly as far as the drive to the big house. Thought there was no access so went back to the radar station, out on the coastal path, over some gates and eventually up the field to the pillar. Glorious views all round. On the way back I noticed the tiny Footpath sign pointing down the side of the big house. Aww, if only I'd walked a few more yards at the beginning.

Distant View ©Richofsebast
Got There ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-02-16 14:15 - TP3267 (Fron Ddu)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

This is a real cop out! I was driving from Devils Bridge to Aberystwyth and spotted the obvious pillar on the top of the grassy field. I had my best jeans and shoes on so had to make do with a telephoto shot from the nearby road. There's no doubt what it was so I'm bagging it. Guilty or what!!

Long Shot ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-01-18 14:00 - TP5789 (Sailors Folly)

FB Number: S3342   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tucked away in a holly hedge. Easy to find though. Sandy Lane is narrow and steep - and more muddy than sandy!

Trig in Hedge ©Richofsebast
Trig and Me ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-01-18 12:40 - TP3285 (Gaer Hill)

FB Number: S3344   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk up to the masts from Penterry Church layby. Pillar tucked away by a fenceline. Found out that the theodolite mount is just the right size to hold my Thermos cup. Live and learn!

Cup Holder ©Richofsebast
View of Bridge ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-01-16 15:00 - TP0722 (Brynderwen)

FB Number: S2514   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Yeah, easy walk up bridleway from lane. Lovely great oak trees at start of the walk. Muddy and slippery today so careful going. The trig point on the hill behind Llangorse Lake is the one with the red dragons.

Trig Point ©Richofsebast
Great Trees ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-01-16 13:00 - TP2070 (Cefn Cantref)

FB Number: S2495   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on sharp bend and walked up the lane. Accessed the field by carefully hopping over the fence. Pillar next to a pill box. Cold wind blowing off a snow covered Pen y Fan so didn't stay too long. Good view over Brecon.

Trig and Pill Box ©Richofsebast
Pill Box and Trig ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-01-11 14:25 - TP2533 (Craig-Y-Dorth)

FB Number: S6975   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great to be out in the sunshine today. Easy to find up the steps behind the mast. Spider looking good.

Trig ©Richofsebast
Steps ©Richofsebast
Spider ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-01-11 13:30 - TP6576 (Trelleck)

FB Number: S3346   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Glorious day for Trigpointing. Very quiet up in the woods. Good view from the little car park.

Trig and Me ©Richofsebast
View from Car Park ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2018-01-11 12:40 - TP5106 (Newchurch)

FB Number: S3341   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

Glorious day for Trigpointing. First one of the year. Easy access from the road - and not many pillars come complete with a picnic table. Just right for a spot of lunch!

Trig and Picnic Table ©Richofsebast
Spot of Lunch ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-10-16 11:15 - TP4982 (Mumbles Hill)

FB Number: S2068   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Nice easy walk up and around and down. Tea and cake in the lovely cafe near the pier. Job done.

Resting ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-10-15 13:00 - TP5272 (Oxwich)

FB Number: S2389   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Walked to this one from Bank Farm near Horton. Somehow we got totally lost on the coastal path and had to double back to find the path leading up to the high level. And then lost the plot again! Good to eventually find the trig and had a well deserved rest at Oxwich Castle before setting off back to the bungalow.

OS Map Needed ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-10-14 11:30 - TP5500 (Port Eynon)

FB Number: S2385   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Bagged this one while staying at Bank Farm near Horton for a weekend. Couldn't see it at first while walking in from the east as it blended in with the hedge line. Walked down the muddy path to Overton and then back to the bungalow for a nice cuppa.

Trig and Me ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-09-09 14:00 - TP6418 (The Ridgeway)

FB Number: S6305   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy to find and lovely views across the bay. The first visit to this trig on the previous day was very badly timed. An angry farmer was standing in the adjacent gateway effing and blinding at his stupid sheep and dogs. We thought it best not to ask if we could take a photo of the trig point and quietly sneaked away to come back another day. Haha!

Colourful Trig ©Richofsebast
Coastal View ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-09-09 13:30 - TP1651 (Broadfield)

FB Number: S6303   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Tucked away in the boundary hedge of the camp site. Badly overgrown so gently pushed down some of the nettles with my OS Map. They're just so useful. No boats to Caldy so will have to revisit the lovely area again.

Trig in Hedge ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-09-08 14:30 - TP6818 (West Moor Cliff)

FB Number: S6302   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Lovely coastal walk from our holiday base at Freshwater East. Pillar in very good condition considering how exposed it is to the salty elements. Back down for a nice cup of tea.

Freshwater East ©Richofsebast
Trig looking inland ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-09-07 15:45 - TP5139 (Norchard Beacon)

FB Number: S6310   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in reservoir entrance. Walked up the field to see the one side then back out and up the road to see the other. Raining now. Easy.

Wet Trig ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-09-07 10:40 - TP6139 (Stackpole)

FB Number: S6307   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Staying at Freshwater East so popped along the coastal path with lovely views to bag this one. So overgrown that it took a while to find it. Extra careful climbing under electric fence. Lunch at Stackpole Quay. Nice!

Heth found the trig ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2017-09-02 13:00 - TP1839 (Cader Idris)

FB Number: S1603   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 10/10

Walked up the Minffordd Path with some friends who were on a sponsored walk. This path is relentless, climbing 800m from the car park in 4km length. Amazing views of the lake on the way up and over to the Mawddach Estuary from the top. Needed a beer tent and burger van at the top for the crowds of people!! The circular walk back down seemed even steeper. Fantastic day out.

Trig and Estuary ©Richofsebast
Beer Tent Needed ©Richofsebast
Lake ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-08-17 12:30 - TP6243 (Sugar Loaf)

FB Number: S2117   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Walked up from the car park on the south east of the Sugar Loaf, along a sunken road and through some fields. Glorious day with amazing views but pretty windy though. Busy at the top. The ground has been worn away over the years leaving the trig on a platform of rocks.

Trig and Me ©Richofsebast
Heather and Skirrid ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-08-11 13:30 - TP0730 (Cefn Bryn)

FB Number: 11122   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in little car park with picnic tables and walked up onto the ridge. Had a look at the cairn and carried on to the trig that's hiding behind the covered reservoir. Good views over Oxwich Bay.

Cairn ©Richofsebast
Trig and Me ©Richofsebast


Damaged 2017-08-11 12:15 - TP3100 (Fairwood)

FB Number: S2375   Condition: Damaged   Score: 5/10

Parked in farm entrance on other side of main road. Short walk over marshy common. Spider stolen. Easy one!

Pillar ©Richofsebast
Trig and Me ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-08-11 11:30 - TP2253 (Clyne Golf Course)

FB Number: S2063   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked on corner and walked up through scrub land adjacent to golf course. Easy one!

Spider and Golf Course ©Richofsebast
Trig and Me ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-08-03 13:15 - TP1844 (Caerphilly Common)

FB Number: S2289   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Usual walk up from the cafe car park after a lamb and mint roll. Windy and misty today.

Windy at Trig ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2017-06-23 14:00 - TP5402 (Pen-Y-Beacon)

FB Number: S5447   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

Parked in the car park along from Gospel Pass. Thought this might be an easy one to bag - until we opened the car door. The wind was Howling! Short, steep walk up to the top and great to see the red dragons painted on the pillar. Too windy for lunch so back to the car for shelter.

What a Wind ©Richofsebast
What a View ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2017-06-03 12:30 - TP2007 (Carron Crag)

FB Number: S4428   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Visited this one while on short holiday bagging Black Combe. Parked at Moor Top car park and walked through forest and on up to trig. Weather turned out great with wonderful clouds. Rough texture finish on this pillar but it suits the craggy surroundings. Down into Grizedale for a cuppa before walking back on other side of valley.

Trig and Clouds ©Richofsebast
Rough Texture Finish ©Richofsebast
Lunch Stop out of Wind ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2017-06-01 13:00 - TP0698 (Black Combe)

FB Number: 11602   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 9/10

Made a special trip here from South Wales after reading about it in Rachel Hewitt's book Map of a Nation. Parked in the church car park at Whicham and walked up the good stoney path. Steep at first and then more relaxed with amazing views out over the sea. Too hazy to see Scotland and Wales though. Headed north for the walk back dropping down towards Bootle and turning south parallel to the main road. Worth the visit.

Worth the Walk ©Richofsebast
Surrounded by Stone ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-05-22 12:30 - TP0280 (Sluice House Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Reading through the recent logs I saw that Ramblingpaul had logged this surface block at Sluice House Farm. This is very near where I work at St Mellons so as I haven't bagged a block before I thought it a good lunchtime jolly to go and have a look. Easy when you know where it is. Right, where is my next surface block?

Corner of Wall ©Richofsebast
Surface Block ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2017-05-06 11:30 - TP6400 (The Llech)

FB Number: S6405   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

If you're reading this before visiting the trig, please would you take some secateurs to cut away the hedge from the top of the pillar. It's buried so deep that the hedge cutting flail is taking the corner off the concrete. Quite hard to find but good location. Easy too!

Flailed ©Richofsebast
Hidden ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-05-06 11:00 - TP5022 (Mynydd Llangynidr)

FB Number: S6444   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

I really enjoyed this visit. Parked in the car park on the mountain road and walked along the grassy track to the quarry. I didn't climb soon enough and overshot the position of the pillar. Short walk back and great spot for lunch. Followed the path back down to the quarry and car. Flipping windy today but clear views as far as Pen y Fan.

Trig and Pen y Fan ©Richofsebast
Perfect Lunch Stop ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2017-05-06 11:00 - TP1895 (Campston Hill)

FB Number: S7261   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 5/10

The easiest yet. Park in lay-by at service reservoir, climb over nice gate and walk a few yards up the field. Job done. Cracking pillar!

Cracking Pillar ©Richofsebast
Good Location ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-04-29 11:00 - TP6386 (The Grove)

FB Number: S6447   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easily seen from the little lane through the field access gate.

Trig in Hedge ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-04-29 10:45 - TP2322 (Coed Cefn)

FB Number: S6976   Condition: Good   Score: 9/10

I couldn't find this one - but that doesn't mean that it's gone. The area is very overgrown, there's lots of rubbish around and it looks like someone's back garden rather than a field so I didn't go in to have a proper look. REVISIT. I was cycling through Raglan a few weeks later and thought it might be worth the effort to pedal up for a second look for the trig. Yes, well worth it. The owners were out in the garden and immediately opened the gate for me, removed some mesh panels from the pillar and held the vegetation back so I could get a better photo. We chatted for a while, exchanged names and I went off down the hill very happy. What a nice day!

Clear Pillar ©Richofsebast
Good Condition ©Richofsebast
Found It ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2017-04-14 14:30 - TP2658 (Crug Mawr)

FB Number: S7275   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

We tried to access the Beacons Way from the lane that heads north to Milaid but it was very narrow with absolutely nowhere to park. Drove back to Llanbedr and parked up near the church. Lovely walk up from there, through the woods and out onto the ridge. Great views of other trig locations but very windy today. Pillar is cracked but nothing serious.

Windy Trig ©Richofsebast
Ridge Walk ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-04-08 12:00 - TP4480 (Llansantffraed)

FB Number: S6972   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

It's all relative. This is definitely roadside compared to say Rhos Dirion! Lovely day with good views of the Sugar Loaf and Skirrid forming a survey triangle.

Trig in Hedge ©Richofsebast
Sugar Loaf and Skirrid ©Richofsebast


Couldn't find it 2017-04-08 11:30 - TP3459 (Great House Farm)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 5/10

Yep, this one has gone. Lovely day though.

Great House ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-04-07 11:00 - TP5690 (Risca)

FB Number: S2308   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

No trouble parking for me - I cycled from Pontypool, although it was hard work lifting the bike over the stile in the corner of the field. Trig in good condition. Spotted pillar at Twmbarlwm, which I visited next. Very enjoyable day out in the sun. Hence 8/10!

Trig and Bike ©Richofsebast
Next Stop ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-04-01 18:30 - TP1432 (Black Pill)

FB Number: S3545   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Hiking boots not required! Called in while out for a meal in Swansea. Although the condition is good, nobody seems to have mentioned that the pillar is not vertical. The foundation has settled causing the pillar to lean over at a jaunty angle. Wonderful views across the Bay today.

Trig and Clouds ©Richofsebast
Leaning ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-03-25 12:00 - TP2708 (Cwmcarvan Hill)

FB Number: S6969   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Easy walk across field to find pillar near the fenceline. Really enjoyed this one as it was the first glorious spring day this year. Views to some other trigs blocked by trees. Pillar in very good condition.

Trig and Trees ©Richofsebast
Sitting in the Sun ©Richofsebast


Couldn't find it 2017-03-18 11:30 - TP6646 (Ty-Wilson)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 6/10

Drove up to Ty Wilson on the lane running north east from The Hand after visiting the Wentwood trig. This lane is narrow, muddy and steep with grass growing in the middle. It was like a mini adventure into the unknown. Saw the friendly dogs at the barn but didn't disturb the owners. It was good to see the views and didn't mind not actually finding the pillar. Drove back down through Llewelyn's Dingle.

The Barn ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-03-18 10:45 - TP6796 (Wentwood)

FB Number: S3324   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy to find, just beyond mast. Misty day so no views. Always good to visit Wentwood forest.

Trig and Me ©Richofsebast
Trig and Mast ©Richofsebast


Destroyed 2017-03-13 13:00 - TP5420 (Pen-Y-Lan)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 3/10

Yup, this one has gone.

No Pillar ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-03-11 11:40 - TP6590 (Trostrey Hill)

FB Number: S3348   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked near Bettws Newydd church, walked around the back past the old Yew tree and down to cross the stream at the bottom of the valley. A steeper climb up than I was expecting, through the fields and along the edge of the wood. The easier route to the trig point is to hop over the gate into the wood then back over another gate into the field. Trig is tucked away in the hedge line. Too misty to see the view but a good couple of hours out walking.

Trig and Me ©Richofsebast
View back to Church ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-02-19 11:20 - TP5406 (Pen-Y-Clawdd)

FB Number: S6968   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Didn't actually stand next to this one but I did carefully push through the hedge to get a photo of the lovely spider and cap.

Lovely spider ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-02-19 10:30 - TP4458 (Llan Soy)

FB Number: S3347   Condition: Good   Score: 4/10

Easy. Had to walk about 20 yds! Although the views are not spectacular, from this point you can see the position of many trigs on the Black Mountains and surrounding areas.

Trig by hedge ©Richofsebast
View of Black Mountains ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-01-28 13:45 - TP2084 (Cefn Mynog)

FB Number: S6970   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

I would put the condition of this pillar as Lovely. The finish on the concrete is first class. Great views of the Sugar Loaf and Skirrid but from the trig position the Sugar Loaf is blocked by the tree. Parked by the canal, short walk through the field of sheep. Easy.

Mountains ©Richofsebast
Concrete Finish ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-01-28 10:50 - TP4470 (Llanfrechfa)

FB Number: S3345   Condition: Good   Score: 3/10

I can't believe I didn't know about this one until very recently. It's only two miles from my house! Very easy access and nothing special so low score. Lovely sheep came to see me though.

View from Trig ©Richofsebast
Baaaaa ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-01-21 15:15 - TP2182 (Cincoed)

FB Number: S2214   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Parked in the lane and climbed over the gate into the mud. Only a few steps to the pillar. One of the horses appeared to be guarding the trig. He obviously didn't like us being in his field!

Trig and Horses ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-01-21 14:00 - TP5409 (Pen-Y-Fan)

FB Number: S2196   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Parked in the car park, walked back to the road and down the hill to the track signed as a horse and carriage route. Good track up to the top to find the trig point and a wind turbine. This turbine was tall. Bright frosty day with brilliant views.

Trig and Turbine ©Richofsebast
Disc Brake ©Richofsebast
Jet Fighter near Pond ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2017-01-02 15:30 - TP6569 (Tredunnock)

FB Number: S3379   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

We made a lovely circular walk for this one. Parked by The Wheatsheaf in Llanhennock, walked down through the field on a footpath and back up passing a big house and a massive pig. We walked quite quickly through the pig's paddock! Trig still looking good in white paint. Back along the ridge road in the sunset.

Trig Point ©Richofsebast
Sunset ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2016-12-30 14:30 - TP5042 (Mynydd Varteg Fawr)

FB Number: S2193   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 4/10

Parked near Salisbury Terrace and wandered up various tracks until we were up in the low clouds. Damp and couldn't see more than a few yards in front of us. I had to use the OS App on my phone with the GPS arrow guiding us to the pillar. Cheating a bit but it worked great. No views for us today.

Trig in the Clouds ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-12-26 14:00 - TP3191 (Flagstaff Hill)

FB Number: S7011   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Boxing Day walk from Usk Castle, passing a quiet little pond on the way. Lovely clear views and an interesting totem pole and flagstaff.

Trig and Me ©Richofsebast
In the Trees ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-11-20 14:15 - TP4472 (Llangibby)

FB Number: S3386   Condition: Good   Score: 6/10

Short walk up to the trig but then carried on along the lane until we came to a restored decoy bunker - that's now a holiday home. Worth a look. The trees in the background at the trig have an interesting history.

Trig and Trees ©Richofsebast
Decoy Bunker ©Richofsebast
Information Board ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-11-06 14:15 - TP3447 (Great Beech)

FB Number: S6971   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

If ever a trig could look sad, this is one of them. Aw bless! Short circular walk was just right for the time of year. Maybe I'll go back with a pot of white paint.

Sad Trig Point ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-10-16 15:15 - TP5020 (Mynydd Llangorse)

FB Number: S2513   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

There be dragons! We walked up from the climbing centre near Llangorse Lake, passing the renovated shepherds house on the way. Fantastic clouds on that day. Looks like the trig has had a coat of paint, and new dragons, since some of the previous logs.

New Paint ©Richofsebast
Crepuscular Rays ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-10-09 14:00 - TP1503 (Blorenge)

FB Number: S2194   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

I agree, absolutely stunning views today. Cycled up from Garn Lakes over the coal tips and on up to the trig point. Busy, but great to see lots of people out enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. All down hill from here - well I suppose it would be!

Trig and Boy ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-10-01 16:10 - TP1872 (Caldicot Moor)

FB Number: S3282   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Father Ted - love your comment! We parked in Undy church car park and walked along the flat lanes. Strange without hills. Took a while to find it but the OS Map app and GPS on my phone helped. Felt like I was cheating.

Top of Trig ©Richofsebast
Mouth of the Severn ©Richofsebast


Destroyed 2016-09-18 14:00 - TP3548 (Gwynydd Bach)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Destroyed   Score: 7/10

Really enjoyed the walk up from Grwyne Fawr car park via Gadair Fawr. Mission was to find the fallen over trig pillar - but it's gone. Presumably taken away when they were carrying out work on the surrounding paths. Lovely views over the Hay valley.

Where the Pillar Wasnt ©Richofsebast
Wonderful Walk ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-09-11 14:30 - TP4597 (Machen Hill)

FB Number: S2322   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Cheated a bit here. We took the bikes to Cross Keys in the car then only cycled up the last couple of miles. I quite liked the imposing masts next to the trig. As usual, cracking views!

Good Masts ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-08-21 14:15 - TP1834 (Byrgwm)

FB Number: S1582   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Great bike ride down from the old mine above Blaenafon following the track of the gas main. Wet and muddy today. What a mess! Rubbish everywhere. Good views though.

Rich at the trig ©Richofsebast
Trig and Rubbish ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2016-08-14 13:15 - TP5351 (Pen Cerig Calch)

FB Number: S2178   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 8/10

Great walk up to Table Mountain and on up to the trig for a lunch break. Lovely views all around to the mountain tops with other trig points. Pillar cracked about a third of its height.

Damaged Trig and View ©Richofsebast
Other Mountains ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-07-31 12:40 - TP0975 (Bal Mawr)

FB Number: S7281   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Masonry pillar, bit rough but sound condition. We parked in the Grwyne Fawr valley, walking up through the woods and out over the top. From the trig, we went down into Llanthony for a cuppa in the priory then retraced our steps back to the car. One of the best walks.

Masonry Pillar ©Richofsebast
Glorious Views ©Richofsebast
Llanthony Priory ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-06-30 13:20 - TP6043 (Snowdon Summit)

FB Number: 10684   Condition: Good   Score: 10/10

We had this route planned. Walk up The Rangers path that starts off from the station car park. Somehow we ended up at Rhyd Ddu car park, also at a station. All was well with amazing views until we got to the ridge not far from the summit. 1000 ft drop on both sides! It was a good job that it was up in the clouds and we couldn't see down. This is the SCARIEST path I have ever been on!! Very busy and no views at the pillar.

Scariest Path ©Richofsebast
Not Scary View ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-06-27 21:30 - TP5002 (Mynydd Bodafon)

FB Number: S7324   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Evening walk from Moelfre while on holiday. Beautiful sunset and saw bats on the way back at dusk. Easy but one of my favorites so far.

Trig on the Hill ©Richofsebast
Too Many Good Views ©Richofsebast
Amazing Sunset ©Richofsebast


Slightly damaged 2016-06-18 15:20 - TP5658 (Rhos Dirion)

FB Number: S6587   Condition: Slightly damaged   Score: 7/10

One of our longer walks to hunt down a trig. Walked up the old tramway to the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir and on up the track to the top. Great to see the gliders low overhead, launched from the Talgarth club.

Trig Island ©Richofsebast
Low Gliding ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-06-03 15:00 - TP6626 (Twmbarlwm)

FB Number: S2213   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Cycled here with some friends from the trig at Mynydd Maen. Great afternoon out on the bikes. Clear sunny day with cracking views.

Rich at the trig ©Richofsebast
The boys on Twmbarlwm ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-05-28 14:30 - TP0735 (Mynydd Maen)

FB Number: 2978   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Cycled up from Sebastopol, past the Mast. Carried on along the ridge to bag the trig at Twmbarlwm.

Mynydd Maen ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-05-14 11:30 - TP5017 (Mynydd Garn Wen)

FB Number: S1581   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

A hard ride up from Pontypool. Cycled across the top, past the bomb craters, to Blaenafon for a spot of lunch in the Heritage Museum. Great day out!

Deserved Rest ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-05-01 11:15 - TP6054 (Solsbury Hill)

FB Number: S4066   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Peter Gabriel made me visit this one. Good views of Bath.

Trig ©Richofsebast
View of Bath ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2016-04-01 14:15 - TP6007 (Skirrid Fawr)

FB Number: S7287   Condition: Good   Score: 8/10

Now that was windy! Enjoyed the walk up from the car park and out over the ridge. Went back the steep way down and through the woods.

Blown About ©Richofsebast


Good condition 2015-10-25 13:20 - TP0893 (Arthurs Seat)

FB Number: S3012   Condition: Good   Score: 7/10

Windy and busy as usual. Good walk and amazing views.


Couldn't find it 2015-09-26 12:00 - TP1610 (Brecon Beacons)

FB Number: Not logged   Condition: Couldn't find it   Score: 7/10

Great walk. Pillar gone.


Good condition 2012-08-30 16:00 - TP5643 (Reynoldston)

FB Number: S2345   Condition: Good   Score: 5/10

Easy walk to this one while on holiday. Lovely views across to Bury Port.




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