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TP1244 - Bel Tor
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3469
OSGB36 Station :
SX76/T3
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1244
County :
Devon
Nearest town :
ASHBURTON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Bel TorSX76/T3SX76T003269642.3772988.08354.3813PILLAR01/06/1947101/07/1950N0

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There are 38 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3729th with 65 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.89/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Apr 1988
Was Last logged: 29th Mar 2019

Of the 36 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 43m
The average error was 9m
The closest was 2m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 29th Mar 2019  13:52  by CJO

Gridref: SX 69640 72989   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

All intact. Hiding in thorn bush beneath summit rock.

Bel Tor


Good condition 7th Mar 2019  14:17  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SX 69600 73000   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in the large car park on Sherberton Common followed the wall down to a gate marked PRIVATE (but it didn't say keep out) climbed the gate and headed to the summit, trig is not on the summit but is buried in thick gorse thank you GPS




Good condition 7th Jul 2018  00:00  by Bolventor

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

Asked a farmer if he owned the Tor,he didn't but a neighbour farmer RENTS the Tor,so don't be put off access from down the road no signs

©Bolventor


Good condition 26th Jun 2018  13:47  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 69644 72986   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Large car park WNW, walked along the road, hopped stock fencing and across a cattle pasture, complete with benign cattle. Pillar sits amongst, but not atop the tor rocks; buried in thorn and bracken. An original centre cap is retained, indented lettering; LHS sight hole open; FB is of the 'BSM' style. Extensive views, but partially blocked by the looming summit tower close by, which was a nicelittle scramble.

Pillar in a sea of bracken TP1244©jonglew
Pillar TP1244©jonglew
Spider TP1244©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1244©jonglew
Trig sits behind the LH rock tower TP1244©jonglew


Good condition 27th Aug 2017  19:30  by bwm

Gridref: SX 69640 72978   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A bit tresspassy


Good condition 18th Dec 2016  20:27  by rachelfarley2002

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

A tricky trig! Felt very naughty jumping over the Private gate. Found the trig quite quickly and just about got through the gorse for the obligatory trig surfing pic!

©rachelfarley2002


Couldn't find it 30th Aug 2016  07:45  by widget

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

Feel a bit silly having failed to find this. I was up there early on a serenely beautiful morning. Went through the "Private" gate from the moor car park and figure-eighted the rocks of the Tor, but it remained hidden behind the gorse. Should have taken more time but the call of breakfast prevailed!


Good condition 14th May 2016  13:58  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar
FB
Spider


Not Logged 3rd Feb 2016  13:44  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 3469  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Far too boggy with livestock in the fields for me to get his lordship over for customary photo atop the pillar so I we will return for that one!


TP1244 - Bel Tor A re visit to bell tor with Thor


Good condition 5th Jun 2015  18:44  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Having driven past/parked nearby countless times over the years whilst letterboxing on Dartmoor, felt it was about time to attempt to visit this elusive trig point - elusive as it isnt easily visible on approach and Private is on the gate. As one does nipped over the wooden gate near the carpark, walked along a pleasant grassed field beside the hedge, slipped through gap in just-open metal gate and then up and around the small tor through the high gorse to eventually find the trig point! Beautiful views of both moorland and green farm fields, and trig point is in good condition thankfully.

TP1244 Bel Tor trig point
TP1244 Bel Tor trig point + views!


Good condition 5th Jun 2015  15:37  by dartmoor deliverer

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Red Roaming & I decided that we wanted to find this trig pillar today. (We ignored the Private sign on the gate) and climbed over. there were no livestock in either of the fields. the trig was out of view until we were within 5' of it! Beautiful views from here. the pillar is in excellent condition.

the flush bracket ©dartmoor deliverer
the view ©dartmoor deliverer
me at Bel Tor trig ©dartmoor deliverer


Good condition 27th Mar 2015  13:36  by SlainteJimmy

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


Good condition 24th Nov 2013  00:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 23rd Sep 2013  11:07  by paulxtr

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached from the south from the Two Moors Way path. Very misty today, no views.

Bel Tor ©paulxtr


Good condition 26th May 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 69646 72993   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 19th Feb 2012  14:20  by arranc

Gridref: SX 69645 72996   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

private land. scramble over two stout stone walls, barbed wire and gorse.


Good condition 16th Aug 2011  07:45  by GoldenHaystack

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Met a farmer, but trig point was not in his field. Apparently I had just missed the correct owner doing his morning rounds checking his cattle and sheep. Pitty, one ought to ask. Good to visit a pillar that in my opinion should be condition scored excellent. GH.

Bel Tor Pillar ©GoldenHaystack


Good condition 11th Jun 2011  08:48  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

FELT LIKE DAVID ATTENBOROUGH FINDING AN ELUSIVE ANIMAL! PILLAR BETWEEN TWO ROCK TORS AND BEHIND GORSE BUSHES SO OUT OF VIEW TO ALMOST UPON IT. IGNORED "PRIVATE" NOTICE ON GATE AS GOOD TRACK BEYOND AND NO ANIMALS OR PEOPLE. NEED TO CIRCLE TOR TO FIND EASIEST APPROACH THROUGH GORSE BUSHES. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE THE LAST PILLAR ON TWO WEEKS CYCLE TOUR OF DEVON AND CORNWALL AS SUNDAY WAS TORRENTIAL RAIN.HOWEVER, 80 TICKS WAS SATISFYING!


Good condition 4th Jun 2011  12:00  by geodruth

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to find, hard to get up close to due to gorse and rocks. Stumbled and gashed knee. My first trig to draw blood!

View from Bel Tor Trig ©geodruth


Good condition 25th Apr 2011  15:42  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: SX 69646 72994   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

From the moorland car park a few hundred yards away, it is and easy trig to bag. Hopped over a gate and a short walk across the field, no animals there today. Bel Tor is not one of the best loved Tors. Only noticed the gate had private marked on it when I returned, never mind, I left everthing as I found it, good country boy that I am. This was the last of 4 trigs bagged on sunny Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

Bel Tor Trig looking E, Leusdon Church in distance ©Saltash Ramblers
Bel Tor looking E from the field gate ©Saltash Ramblers


Good condition 17th Feb 2011  14:35  by Dusty

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Not Logged 11th Aug 2010  15:30  by stevepammypoo

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

On private land so could not get to it. There were also some rather large cattle in the field otherwise I would have attempted it.


Unreachable but visible 14th Jul 2010  20:40  by Dodders

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 7/10

Unreachable as clearly says private on the gate leading towards trig, so only able to take a zoomed in photo from the nearby road of the hill hiding the trig's location - sure its visible elsewhere.

©Dodders


Good condition 3rd May 2009  10:30  by Dart More

Gridref: SX 69645 72994   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Fine, clear day - stunning 360 degree views


Good condition 31st May 2008  11:34  by senrabyar

Gridref: SX 69644 72996   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th May 2008  10:34  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SX 69640 72988   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

fantastic views over the river dart.


Good condition 18th Mar 2008  12:17  by Dave.B

Gridref: SX 69637 72988   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Towards Venford Reservoir ©Dave.B


Good condition 15th Mar 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, shallow letters. Gorsy brackeny summit. No access problems on a rainy Sat a.m. although need to circumvent gorse. Mist, no view.

S3469 top ©peregrinus


Good condition 6th Oct 2007  15:13  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SX 69640 72980   FB Number: S3469  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at top of hill,back up road ,over high up bank over fence,across field ...then noticed the gate ! Pillar on a small rocky outcrop.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 20th Jul 2007  15:05  by Managra

FB Number: 3469  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

In the middle of a rocky knoll. Trespassy as the gate clearly says private. Metal plug with lightly indented lettering. My list of FBs shows that 3430 refers to Brent Hill

©Managra
©Managra


Good condition 26th May 2007  17:00  by rhayader_wanderer

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

as an alternative when quieter park in the open access area then walk back along the road before hopping into the field at the far end when the wall becomes a little lower then cut across the angle to the trig.


Not Logged 17th Dec 2005  15:51  by captain gore-tex

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

Another Dartmoor trig visited many times over years of letterboxing before knowing about trigpointinguk.com.


Good condition 30th Apr 2005  12:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3430  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

This must be one of the few Dartmoor Tors without public access. We parked at the junction with the minor road and took the Two Moors Way south until we were at the back of the tor. It was then through a gate (not marked private) acros a field and over a barbed wire fence and stone bank to get to the field with the tor in. The trig is just below the top on the southern side and quite overgrown with gorse etc. If you've got the bottle there is a gate which leads straight to the tor on the first hedge line but as other commentators say, this is marked private, and there are normally quite a few cars parked because of the ubiquitous ice cream van (which we took advantage of after visiting the trig).


Unreachable but visible 17th Apr 2004  16:04  by Sussex_Rambler

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Agreed, not accessable publically.


Unreachable but visible 28th Sep 2003  19:20  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 9/10

This pillar in tucked in amongst Bel Tor, on land marked as "private". Permission only access I guess. Great views over the Dart,towards Venford, and the southern moors.

Bel Tor from the public side of the field.
Looking south over Venford and up towards Ryders Hill (TP5778). The pillar is in the field off to the left.


Good condition 12th Apr 1988  10:32  by Crazy

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

Gained access via a roundabout route through the private enclosures from the walled track between Bel Tor corner & Mel Tor. Not quite sure why we wanted to visit the trig but when you're young you do these things!



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