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TP1534 - Botallack Head
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S8138
OSGB36 Station :
SW63/11
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1534
County :
Cornwall
Nearest town :
ST JUST

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Botallack HeadSW63/11SW63S011136317.5033717.0198.7552PILLAR01/06/1955201/06/1955N0

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There are 85 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 389th with 12 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.32/10 (from 65 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Oct 2000
Was Last logged: 11th Sep 2017

Of the 65 logged visits,
20 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 24m
The average error was 9m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 11th Sep 2017  19:01  by asbown

FB Number: S8198  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

lovely walk from the NT car park.


Good condition 8th Sep 2017  16:00  by lejogger

Gridref: SW 36300 33700   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This pillar has 'fallen off' the current Explorer map 102 and doesn't feature, despite not being listed as destroyed in OS database

Off Grid ©lejogger


Good condition 30th Aug 2017  12:45  by bwm

Gridref: SW 36318 33722   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 6th May 2017  13:40  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

YSM238 Bottallack Head ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 14th Apr 2017  17:16  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

YSM238 Botallack Head. Cracking area with all old mining buildings. Cheers


Good condition 16th Mar 2017  20:31  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice area to have a wander around and we actually got a bit of warm sunshine which was a pleasant change.


Good condition 9th Mar 2017  14:21  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Driveable if you have a 4WD, or very little regard for your suspension (as the postie in the standard issue little red van in front of us!). At last the fog lifted to reveal lots of mining remains; the NT has now opened the Count House as an info centre / tea room, and told us the remains opposite (at SW361328) are the fictional Wheal Grace in Poldark. Centre, W and S s/hole open, otherwise vgc.


Good condition 9th Nov 2016  00:00  by Walkingthedoguk

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


Good condition 31st Oct 2016  13:45  by dal

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Cap missing. Fascinating area.


Not Logged 23rd Oct 2016  13:45  by maymaids

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


Good condition 1st Sep 2016  00:00  by penwithick pixie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©penwithick pixie


Good condition 23rd Jun 2016  13:00  by gemini man

Gridref: SW 36322 33724   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Not Logged 1st Jun 2016  13:15  by meandmymum

Gridref: SW 36300 33700   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Parked in NT car park at the Count House and walked up coast path. Great place to explore remains of mine buildings.



Good condition 27th Feb 2016  16:01  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A real stunner this one. Well worth a visit. Wonderful mine ruins all around.

Mr K at pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 7th Feb 2016  10:41  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great walk here and great views.


Not Logged 9th Jan 2016  19:36  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 8138  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 17th Sep 2015  13:00  by Yogi

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


Not Logged 12th Sep 2015  11:00  by pat29

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

Lovely weather beautiful day to visit this trig


Good condition 8th Sep 2015  14:00  by The Patrician

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

We walked along the coast path from Levant engine houses past Botallack Head. Crowds of people at the engine houses, more than I've ever seen before - must be the Poldark Effect!

The pillar ©The Patrician


Good condition 12th Aug 2015  19:27  by lost!

Gridref: SW 36322 33725   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged this trigpoint whilst walking past during a National Trust event at Levant Mine. Fantastic coastal location surrounded by remnants of the Cornish tin mining industry.

Botallack Head Trig


Not Logged 10th Jul 2015  15:43  by Malpas Wanderer

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Visited whilst geocaching. Enjoyed the 360 degree views.


Good condition 23rd May 2015  15:17  by geodruth

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th May 2015  13:15  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Grey, damp day but great views all the same. Then a tour around the Levant Tin and Copper Mine.


Good condition 11th Apr 2015  18:13  by Laura Danning

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

Great walk from Pendeen, all around Botallack head, up to the carn, and back again. Fantastic views in Cornish mining settings.


Good condition 3rd Sep 2014  17:20  by Chris9870

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at Levant Mine car park and walked up the coastal path to trig. Lovely views. Also a lot of mine shafts, many just inside stone walled circles so take car.

Botallack Head


Good condition 14th Jul 2014  15:30  by pairoboots

Gridref: SW 36312 33712   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Geocaching around Botallack - great scenery

Alan at the trigpoint ©pairoboots


Good condition 11th Jul 2014  14:49  by Griefmiester

Gridref: SW 36318 33714   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easy stroll along headland to this one great view today pillar in good conditon.

Pillar & FB
GPS Data


Good condition 14th Sep 2013  13:21  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SW 36318 33717   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

picked up pasties and cinnamon cakes in st justs and came here to eat them and then off to bag the trig. lovely interesting place




























Good condition 30th May 2013  16:39  by slateloose

Gridref: SW 36300 33700   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at N.Trust Levant Mine then easy walk along coastal path to trig point.


Good condition 18th Jan 2013  15:09  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Brilliant views.

©CornishWalker
©CornishWalker


Good condition 1st Nov 2012  12:07  by The Odyssians

FB Number: S8131  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Mrs O beside the trigpoint We were exploring the area along the coastal path.


Good condition 9th Sep 2012  09:55  by Dusty

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Another visit for Flush Bracket & Spider shots.

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 7th Sep 2012  12:05  by Frenziedfrog

Gridref: SW 36321 33724   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited while walking the SW coast path. Surrounded by fascinating industrial archaeology!


Good condition 10th Jul 2012  13:55  by DesG

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Also logged as YSM238


Good condition 12th Apr 2012  15:15  by Marshsand

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Passed on coastpath walk from Gurnards Head to Kenidjack Valley, St Just.

©Marshsand
©Marshsand
©Marshsand


Good condition 1st Apr 2012  16:51  by sven

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Easy pillar just off the the Coast Path. Area full of industrial history and fairly toxic waste materials from the mining waste. Weather spectacular for the 1st of April and complimented by the sight of some Choughs flying around the area. Almost a drive by if you wanted it to be although the last section is a bit rough.


Classic view to Botallack\'s engine house buildings


Good condition 2nd Jun 2011  14:39  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 25th May 2011  13:02  by GoldenHaystack

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Excellent Views. GH.


Good condition 19th May 2011  00:00  by pete37038

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

great views from here


Good condition 1st Oct 2010  17:30  by Seasand

Gridref: SW 36322 33723   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Noted while geocaching. Personal GPS logged 101 metres ALT. Fantastic sea views from here and extra interest in the mining history of the area.


Good condition 1st Oct 2010  17:30  by Seasand

Gridref: SW 36322 33723   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Noted while geocaching. Personal GPS logged 101 metres ALT. Fantastic sea views from here and extra interest in the mining history of the area.


Good condition 1st Sep 2010  16:35  by micks trigs

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

easy find on south west coast path lovely day and fantastic views loads of mining remains here

©micks trigs


Good condition 30th Aug 2010  16:22  by Dan1980

Gridref: SW 36321 33724   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited during an afternoon coastal walk from Trewellard. Great views of the coast to be had from the trig, and loads of tin mining heritage in the immediate vicinity too.

Botallack Head trig
Looking towards Cape Cornwall ©Dan1980
Mining heritage ©Dan1980


Good condition 29th Jul 2010  13:49  by Moggie25

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely views from here!


Good condition 4th Aug 2009  17:26  by tom

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The pillar stands next to a coastal footpath above the cliffs to the west of Penzance. It lacks a cap or plug and has FB S8138. The trig was visited while exploring the coastline between Levant and The Crowns with my son and my son-in-law. The view from the site includes the Atlantic, the inland moors and numerous mine workings along the coast. Nearby the cliffs are spectacular and the industrial archaeology fascinating and beautiful. The site is within the Aire Point to Carrick Du SSSI for its geology and biology. It also lies inside the West Penwith area of the Cornwall AONB and the St Just Mining District Area of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.


Good condition 8th Jun 2009  13:00  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Logged while walking the South West Coast Path. A nice easy one to get to and a good spot. Dreadful weather though.

Botallack Head S8138
Botallack Head


Good condition 7th Jun 2009  15:28  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: SW 36323 33722   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in car park about 1/2 mile to south. Easy walk to the trigpoint and some nice views.

Chris at Botallack Head ©Saltash Ramblers
Botallack Head Trig ©Saltash Ramblers


Good condition 30th Apr 2009  10:19  by pharisee

Gridref: SW 36313 33716   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Day four of my West Country expedition started well as I actually found somewhere to park in Botallack. That was no mean feat but as it turned out, totally un-necessary. From the end of the road, I followed the track, roughly west and joined the coast path. It was then that I found the National Trust car park at N50° 08.426’ W005° 41.381’ (SW 36463 33228) which I could have easily driven to. In fact, if you avoid the pot-holes, you can drive a good deal further towards the trigpoint. However, it was a lovely morning and I needed to walk off the full English breakfast I’d recently consumed. The pillar is set on top of the cliffs among a lot of industrial ‘archaeology’. There are the remains of old mine workings everywhere. Not the prettiest of locations but the coast has it’s own spectacularly rugged beauty that is well worth a visit. The pillar is easily accessible and in generally good condition, with just a slight chip on one corner and a gaping hole where the centre plug used to be.

The Pillar ©pharisee
Top of the Pillar ©pharisee
Looking south along the coast ©pharisee
Some of the old mine workings ©pharisee


Good condition 19th Apr 2009  13:02  by matthew

Gridref: SW 36321 33714   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 23rd Aug 2008  11:03  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SW 36313 33731   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 19th Aug 2008  15:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked close to pub.Short stroll to Pillar.Fantastic views-visited the crowns on return.


Good condition 4th Nov 2007  15:33  by William de Marisco

Gridref: SW 36325 33712   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic!


Good condition 27th Sep 2007  14:00  by Dusty

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint


Good condition 9th Feb 2007  15:26  by Grimspound & Jem

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic location - always loved it


Good condition 16th Oct 2006  10:30  by Shakey

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

An easily accessible trig point situated on the coast path above 'The Crowns'. A lovely sunny morning which turned into a soaking.

©Shakey


Good condition 23rd Aug 2006  15:50  by Shamus

Gridref: SW 36323 33725   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This pillar is on one of my fav stretches of the coast path.I offically bagged this (been here lots of times before!) on a walk from Botallack to Pendeen Watch and back to the Queens Arms (Botallack),possibly the best pub for miles. The pillar can be seen from the old engine house on the cliff at Botallack. It sits on the top of the cliff above the Crowns,one of the most photographed workings for miles around. ELV 92m.

©Shamus
©Shamus


Good condition 23rd Aug 2006  15:50  by abi

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

its a grteat walk round here and the walk can lead out to the queens arms the greatest pub ever


Good condition 27th Dec 2005  12:50  by mickandshane

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at Botallack but you could drive almost all the way to the trig if you wanted to. Excellent views and plenty of interest for industrial achaeologists, with headstacks and chimneys dotted all over the place. Plug missing.


Good condition 15th Oct 2005  14:57  by Nr

Gridref: SW 36323 33725   FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Wondeful area. Plenty of frre parking, free views and free fresh air. Attach photo of nearby Lenant mine. don't fancy working there. Built in days when men were men and women were too!!


Trigpoint and view across to Cape Cornwall
Lelant mine


Good condition 29th Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug, easy headland, fine view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 5th Jun 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not much of a view; sea mist just at height of trig.

S8138
S8138
S8138


Slightly damaged 24th Nov 2003  14:36  by The Crinklys

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

The air was so clear today the Scilly Islands were so clear you could almost see the houses. The plug on the pillar was missing and the tube was full of stones.

Botallack Pillar The little bump on the top of the pillar is a stone covering the uncovered tube.


Good condition 3rd Jul 2003  12:30  by Slapster

FB Number: S8138  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely area, and not far from the disused mines, which are accessible to the public and make for an interesting hour or two (for FREE!!!)


Slightly damaged 6th Feb 2003  15:30  by discjirm

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

This trig point is in a lovely place, with lots of interest to see all around. Access is easy as it is on the SWCP.

Botallack Head trig point. Botallack Head trig point.©discjirm
Botallack Head trig point. Botallack Head trig point.©discjirm


Good condition 20th Oct 2000  12:08  by fasgadh

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

Popped by walking the SWC path.. Day off from Bosigran.



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