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TP1004 - Banc-Bwa-Drain
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4785th with 29 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.67/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Apr 1982
Was Last found intact: 18th Oct 2018
Was Last logged: 10th Feb 2019

Of the 21 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 108m
The average error was 36m
The closest was 2m

Lathama Lathama Glaslyn Glaslyn Clanfield Rambler Clanfield Rambler rhayader_wanderer rhayader_wanderer dewi o dre-gwyr dewi o dre-gwyr caroleengel caroleengel Banc-Bwa-Drain Banc-Bwa-Drain [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 10th Feb 2019  12:15  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

sheep pasture within windfarm area. Visitor centre with cafe and tracks to N.

Slightly damaged 18th Oct 2018  18:26  by FrankR

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Still cracked below plate but doesn't look immediately disastrous. Got up there at dusk. Nice views (out what was left of them)

Slightly damaged 9th Sep 2018  10:30  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked at start of wind farm access road to NW. Lots of low cloud limited the view somewhat.

Banc-Bwa-Drain ©paulxtr

Slightly damaged 6th Aug 2017  07:08  by dewi o dre-gwyr

Gridref: SN 72390 80568   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Out Geocaching .Good views down to Aberystwyth.

The Trig

Slightly damaged 28th Mar 2017  07:51  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SN 72388 80566   FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Pillar in middle of wind farm Slightly damaged with a crack round pillar by flush bracket. Plug missing. Nice views spoiled by the windmills.

Slightly damaged 6th Dec 2015  13:38  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Trig in a bit of a state plus in the middle of a wind farm but I was really enjoying the walk today.

Slightly damaged 19th Apr 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SN 72390 80569   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 26th Aug 2014  07:20  by ltrc

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

Slightly damaged 17th Jan 2013  12:30  by davey and emsy

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

In the middle of a windfarm where I was working. The plug is missing from the top and there is a crack through the pillar about halfway up.

©davey and emsy
©davey and emsy
©davey and emsy
©davey and emsy

Slightly damaged 25th Mar 2012  12:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Flush Bracket

Slightly damaged 9th Jun 2011  08:07  by tom

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

The pillar stands in sheep grazed rough grassland in a wind farm on top of a hill to the east of Aberystwyth. Its base is exposed by about six inches and it lacks a cap or plug. There is a crack around the trig at FB height but it appears to be structurally sound. It has FB S5479. Parking is possible where the wind farm service road meets the minor road to the north west or on a lay by on the A44 a little further along the Borth to Devilís Bridge Trail footpath. When visited on the previous morning cloud was blowing up the nearby valleys and most of the surrounding hills were shrouded in cloud and mist. Today was a lot clearer and there was a wide view over Cardigan Bay to the west with the misty hills of the Lleyn Peninsula and North Pembrokeshire on the horizon. There was a large view of rolling green mountains and ridges in other directions although cloud was still sitting on the summit of Plynlimon to the north east. There was a constant hum and whooshing noises emanating from the nearby turbines.

Slightly damaged 31st May 2010  15:56  by Stevie Boy

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

Walked up track just off A44. Never been this close to these huge windmills before. Great views. Next stop Brynowen holiday park!


Slightly damaged 25th Jul 2008  14:35  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Slightly damaged 9th Jul 2008  14:28  by superswifteagle

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Middle of small windfarm. Trig still cracked but no immediate danger

Slightly damaged 12th Dec 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

crack at FB level, no cap or plug, otherwise intact. Rough grass, nice view. Windfarm- maintenance vehicle arrived as I left

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Damaged 20th Aug 2005  11:31  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SN 72300 80600   FB Number: S5479  Condition: Damaged  Score: 1/10

Another wonderfull area desecratd by the progress of windfarms,the short drive off the A44 should be a reminder that its not just a white turbine that is necessary for "green" energy. Have to hedge the damaged mark looking at the area around the flush.

Pillar ,turbine and the proper view behind!

Good condition 20th Apr 2005  16:40  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SN 72387 80570   FB Number: S5479  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Still good at the moment but there is a nasty crack forming that circles the pillar, Have to say I prefer these windmills to those I started out with this morning far quieter and no incessant whine.


Good condition 7th Jun 2004  07:30  by Lathama

Gridref: SN 72300 80500   FB Number: S5479  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely morning! Great views alround from here except for the 8 wind turbines - there will soon be more of these than sheep! The plug is missing but the tribracket is fine. There is a repair at the base of the flush bracket. The pillar stands about a foot high from the grass in a slight hollow.

Good condition 22nd May 1999  00:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

In the middle of a windfarm. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 11th Sep 1997  14:30  by Crwydryn

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Concrete square intact. Windfarm!

Good condition 12th Apr 1982  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S5479  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar with very little whiteness remaining on tussocky summit with good views towards Plynlimon.

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