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TP1410 - Black Head
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Black HeadSW63/1SW63S001177686.2816610.6973.1792PILLAR01/06/1955101/06/1973N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4802nd with 21 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.67/10 (from 24 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Mar 2005
Was Last logged: 4th Apr 2019

Of the 24 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 12m
The average error was 6m
The closest was 4m

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Black Head

By asbown


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The view north
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 4th Apr 2019  14:40  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7607   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cool, grey and windy.

Good condition 2nd Apr 2019  14:23  by CJO

Gridref: SW 77682 16611   FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Spoke to the very friendly farmer at farm to seek permission to access trig via farm yard. He was very friendly when we told him we weren't ramblers but trig baggers - permissive path is no more due to "issues" - but asking at farm readily gets access to trig via the most direct route.

Black Head

Good condition 17th Sep 2018  09:31  by plet56

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

Good condition 10th Sep 2017  12:27  by asbown

Gridref: SW 77681 16610   FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from the car park, easy access through the farmyard, no views today.

Good condition 5th Jun 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SW 77690 16619   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th May 2017  17:00  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 31st Oct 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Not Logged 12th Apr 2016  13:32  by pat29

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Getting a bit too old to climb gates and stiles

Stunning Day

Good condition 27th Feb 2016  10:35  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at NT car park and followed muddy costal path. Easy one to bag and loved viewing the container ships.

Mr K at pillar. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 30th Aug 2015  09:10  by bwm

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 15th Aug 2015  08:45  by dal

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Straightforward access from the coastal footpath through two gates by the former coastguard lookout. Cap intact.

Good condition 25th Mar 2015  18:45  by SlainteJimmy

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

Good condition 5th Sep 2014  15:30  by Chris9870

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in the NT parking area at Treleaver and followed previous route through the farmyard opposite then right at the barn and across the fields. No mud at all so real bonus. Trig on large concrete plinth in hedge.

Good condition 25th Dec 2012  15:15  by DesG

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in the NT car park and headed off down the waterlogged path to the trig, glad I had my wellies on. Also logged as YSM237

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG
Data Shot ©DesG

Good condition 8th Jan 2012  13:11  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in the National Trust car park and made my way along the footpath to the Trig.

Black Head Trig ©CornishWalker

Good condition 5th Nov 2011  14:06  by micks trigs

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

parking in NT car park then a walk through farm yard along track to pillar good views from here towards falmouth and all the ships moored in the bay. had to clear a bit of the bush to get picture

©micks trigs
©micks trigs

Good condition 20th Jun 2010  12:00  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Made a short diversion to this while walking the SWCP but chose the wrong side of the field for my approach.

Black Head S7607
Black Head

Good condition 28th Apr 2009  17:39  by pharisee

Gridref: SW 77682 16611   FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The final trig of the second day of my expedition into the west country. There is indeed a National Trust car parking area at the end of the lane leading to Treleaver. There is also a DEFRA Conservation Walk that goes from the car park out past the trig point. It’s not signposted though and you only see the waymark discs once you are actually on the path. Ignore the footpath that goes to Beagles Point unless you’re intending to go the long way round. Go into the farmyard directly opposite the car park. I knocked and asked at the farmhouse. As you enter, turn left and walk through the yard to the muddy (and I mean REALLY MUDDY) lane at the end and you’ll see the DEFRA Conservation Walk discs. Wellies are essential and waders would be better. Turn right into the lane and follow it as far as the gate into the field. The walk continues through the field and past the trig pillar that is mounted on a huge concrete plinth in the wall dividing the fields. The pillar is in good condition and has all its metalwork in place. The views are not particularly exciting being, for the most part, waterlogged field used for grazing stock.

The pillar ©pharisee
Top of the pillar ©pharisee
The view north ©pharisee

Good condition 23rd Sep 2008  11:15  by Dusty

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

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Good condition 9th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. On hedgebank. Evidently the track from NW is a conservation walk, although not realising this I asked at farm - no problem, thanjks for asking. A sign from the road-end (car park) would help…

Good condition 29th Aug 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Free NT car park at Treleaver


Good condition 20th Sep 2006  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SW 77675 16605   FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to locate, with minor trespass required to access. As with a lot of these coastal pillars, ion a clear day there are some really good views. Visited while walking the SW Coast Path.

Good condition 28th Dec 2005  12:05  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked at Trewillis and headed onto the coastal path from there. When we came around the headland to the hedgeline with the trig on it we discovered that there is a DEFRA conservation path that goes from Treleaver right past the trig to the coastal path - so access is no problem. Apparently there is also car parking at Treleaver according to the little map showing the route of the permissive path. It's a great walk via the headland though, with great views. Plug with indented lettering.

Good condition 6th Mar 2005  16:27  by Nr

Gridref: SW 77687 16615   FB Number: S7607  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not so easy to get to. Had to cross a farm-yard and down a farm track

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