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TP1253 - Belowda Beacon
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Belowda BeaconSX06/T2SX06T002197137.0862536.28226.7713PILLAR01/06/1955201/06/1955N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4132nd with 19 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.81/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Apr 2000
Was Last logged: 5th Apr 2019

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

All were within 51m
The average error was 10m
The closest was 3m

slateloose slateloose Glaslyn Glaslyn The Molinnis Crew The Molinnis Crew asbown asbown CURRYSCRIM CURRYSCRIM CJO CJO arranc arranc widget widget caroleengel caroleengel senrabyar senrabyar SebastienCale SebastienCale Nr Nr Belowda Beacon Belowda Beacon [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Belowda Beacon

©Jamie Sampson

©Jamie Sampson

By asbown

©dadu 13

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Good condition 5th Apr 2019  11:28  by CJO

Gridref: SW 97138 62533   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cap missing. Herd of wild ponies. Evidence of mining activity.

Belowda Beacon

Good condition 12th Apr 2018  00:00  by Jamie Sampson

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

Birthday Belowda Beacon,

©Jamie Sampson
©Jamie Sampson

Good condition 18th Sep 2017  16:17  by asbown

Gridref: SW 97135 62528   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from layby, decent path if very wet.

Good condition 4th May 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SW 97139 62541   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

"Stile" at SW 9686 6251 more a climb over the wall to a weak area in the fence

Not Logged 13th Apr 2017  09:58  by pat29

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Difficulty getting over the bank to the Stile, but always pleased when have done it, on way home after a few days in Cornwall

lovely day ©pat29

Good condition 11th Mar 2017  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in lay-by then over hidden stile then path of sorts to trig summit goes around prickly vegetation with Iain Brown.

Good condition 24th Feb 2017  16:41  by dadu 13

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in layby, hopped over the mound and the stile and then straight line to trig, good views in all directions today, no cloud.

©dadu 13
©dadu 13

Good condition 2nd Aug 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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

Park in layby,climb on top of the hedge to reveal stile other side of the bank


Good condition 4th Jul 2016  13:26  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SW 97133 62537   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in layby opposite a footpath. Up the farm track, up short but steep brambly bank, down and over awkward barbed wire fence. Keep wall on left and on to the pillar Not sure what the four threaded bolts were used for. Very good all round views today

Good condition 29th May 2016  11:32  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 26th Mar 2015  17:57  by SlainteJimmy

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

Slightly damaged 2nd Mar 2015  18:00  by 2feet4paws

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Cold and windy, but cracking views over mid Cornwall, not sure about mine spoil? bomb craters??

Not Logged 15th Feb 2015  22:46  by weirdbeard

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

Good condition 18th Sep 2014  18:30  by dewdrop

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

easy access over banking & stile. On mound of old mine workings & spoil. Good condition, white, plug missing. Herd of wild ponies around, timid but let Ross, Helen & Kath stroke them while I steered clear and visited the pillar.Extensive views, loved the location, old mine with chimney nearby.

Good condition 18th May 2014  15:40  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Access still tricky as although there's a stile by the parking place, you have to scale a vertical brambley bank to reach it and get into the access land. The hill is chewed up by mining activity and it's difficult to tell which of the earthworks is prehistoric and which from mining. The trig itself is on a heap that looks like the spoil heap from a bell-pit rather than a prehistoric tumulus.

Good condition 23rd May 2013  20:58  by slateloose

Gridref: SW 97100 62500   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in laybye near open access and their is now a new stile just over the banking but its a bit difficult to get over to the stile .

Good condition 29th Aug 2011  14:59  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SW 97130 62530   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Jun 2011  15:36  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 3rd Apr 2011  11:40  by arranc

Gridref: SW 97130 62541   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

burnt gorse smell. clay pigeon range

Good condition 29th Nov 2010  13:40  by micks trigs

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

nice views of the china clay pits visited on way back home to somerset on a frosty day. easy parking in lay by

©micks trigs

Good condition 25th Sep 2009  15:55  by Dusty

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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Good condition 8th Apr 2009  13:00  by SebastienCale

Gridref: SW 97141 62541   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

A little odd - it's on a little patch of access land but there's no way to get to the access land without a spot of tresspass, or navigating a barbed wire fence. We parked in the layby at the SW corner and walked up the track and through a few private fields to get to it, then scrambled over some barbed wire to get out. Alright views but given the hassle to get to it not the most exciting bag!

Good condition 28th Aug 2008  09:25  by tom

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The pillar stands on the rim of a tumulus on a gorsey tussocky hilltop. It lacks a cap or plug and has FB S7761. The access land of the hill top was reached by climbing over the hedge from the layby next to the bridleway on the minor road to the southwest. A track through the gorse leads towards the trig although a slight detour was needed to avoid some very vocal cattle. Old mine buildings are nearby and old mineral workings may contribute to the unevenness of the ground. The wind turbines of St Breock Downs are to the north; another, more distant ridge can be seen to the northwest; Castle-an-Dinas hill fort lies to the west with more rolling farmland beyond; an old engine house is on the other side of the road to the south with the village of Belowda, the A30 and Tregoss Moor beyond and there is clay pit spoil on the skyline in the southeast. A nearby adit has been designated a SSSI for its mineralogy and the moorland of the site for its fauna and flora.

Good condition 27th Aug 2008  09:27  by dal

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in the convenient layby, over the barbed wire fence, and then a track leads to the trig. Good condition.

Good condition 30th May 2008  12:41  by senrabyar

Gridref: SW 97138 62543   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug, on large tumulus, track from SW, gorsy tussocky moorland

Not Logged 31st May 2007  18:50  by rhayader_wanderer

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

road access from the S a major problem at the moment and didn’t fancy the long drive round viewed from distance only

Good condition 15th Nov 2005  14:45  by widget

Gridref: SW 97140 62540   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Kinda tricky, as a barbed wire fence lines the bank, but accessible via the farm track running due N. The trig is well protected by gorse, heather, brambles and potholes, but is well preserved and offers fine all round views.

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Good condition 20th Aug 2005  19:30  by Nr

Gridref: SW 97142 62544   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Also plenty of bullocks in the field - just made life more interesting:-) Fine views on another fantastic Cornish day.

Good condition 18th Jan 2005  06:48  by Kitty Hawk

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

The landowner seems to have gone to some effort to block access, plus there are mines around and the only place that looked OK to jump the fence had a small lake in the landing zone. I could see the pillar, but decided that today wasn't the day for the adventure involved getting there.

Good condition 5th Jun 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Jul 2003  16:00  by Slapster

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Difficult to access as its on fenced in, private land. The surrounding area is also riddled with old mine workings - SO BE CAREFUL! However, once there its not a bad view

Good condition 21st Apr 2003  17:10  by The Molinnis Crew

Gridref: SW 97130 62532   FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent 360deg views.

Not Logged 24th Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

No details noted - visited in dark, unprepossessing summit

Good condition 22nd Jul 2001  15:20  by vegibagger

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

sunny plus scattered cumulus, couple of hours after Jamie's 1st marilyn

Good condition 8th Apr 2000  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7761  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Plug with heavily indented lettering.

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