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TP1800 - Burthallan
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5564th with 38 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.51/10 (from 43 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Feb 2005
Was Last logged: 21st Aug 2019

Of the 43 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 93m
The average error was 30m
The closest was 4m

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Good condition 21st Aug 2019  16:24  by slateloose

Gridref: SW 50300 40800   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Not easy to find this one, hiding in area of ferns on sloping ground with only limited views. Walked footpath from edge of St Ives which passes Higher Burthallan. Took me about 20 mins to hack my way through to trig. So go now or in the winter when the bracken will have died off.

Good condition 27th May 2019  11:30  by mountainwanderer

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked from St Ives. Nice walk along coastal Path. Someone had kindly cleared a path from main path towards trig.

Good condition 20th Oct 2018  14:17  by jonglew

Gridref: SW 50322 40887   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at SW 5049 4068 and walked along RoW from there. Pillar sits 20+m E of the track in a sea of dead bracken and live bramble, a narrow track leads to it if one is patient enough to continue on the path until it becomes apparent! The centre tube is uncapped and unplugged; RHS sight hole open. Extensive sea and landscape views.

Pillar TP1800©jonglew
Spider TP1800©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1800©jonglew

Good condition 24th Sep 2018  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10


Slightly damaged 2nd Aug 2018  15:18  by chevyfire

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Not Logged 2nd Aug 2018  15:15  by chevyfire

Gridref: SW 50319 40887   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

followed coastal path from st Ives. as cut inland uphill. had go through brambles to bag trig.nice view of Godfrey island and north Cornish coast and Atlantic ocean. no cap on trig

me at trig

Good condition 20th Jun 2018  08:45  by CJO

Gridref: SW 50319 40891   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing.

Burthallan took a little finding in bracken

Not Logged 17th May 2017  13:00  by bluetoe

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

Good condition 2nd May 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SW 50328 40898   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good parking at end of road SW 5067 4066 - just before ultra-modern house. Distinct path to trig from FP at SW503409

Good condition 5th Mar 2017  13:23  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Short walk up from end of nearby lane - sunny but a fierce gale blowing. Subsequently nearly got blown over in St Ives, and that was nothing to do with just exiting the Golden Lion! Easy to find at this time of year. Wall to wall views of a very rough sea (plus great views of St Ives on the walk up). Centre and W s/hole open, otherwise vgc.

Good condition 9th Oct 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Good condition 9th Jul 2016  10:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A very faint track leaves the footpath to the east of a large rock which works its way through 5 foot bracken to the trig.

Not Logged 15th Oct 2015  15:15  by pat29

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Rather disappointing as we tried to climb Trink Hill, but was beaten back by all the gorse/. bracken, it was worse than Dartmoor Terrain in the middle of Summer . Plus age is against us.climbed Trencrom hill instead.

In the Bracken

Good condition 12th Oct 2015  13:00  by RichardL

Gridref: SW 50326 40899   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Couldn't find this 'un three years ago, probably due to expecting to find it nearer the top of the hill and the farm. Rather more luck this time round, with the assistance of the GPS and a few clues based on previous logs that said they'd had to wade through extensive dying bracken. On that basis, and having spotted its top from the path below, it was duly bagged. Kicked some of the encroaching ivy off it while I was there.

Good condition 25th Mar 2015  07:50  by SlainteJimmy

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

Good condition 30th Jan 2015  12:23  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very short detour from nearby geocaching route across the dying bracken to trig point which I found with no problems. Condition of TP is good. Views of coastline wonderful!

Couldn't find it 6th Jul 2014  11:00  by Quadbarrel

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

Should have been easy - but wasn't. And given I was about 26km in to a very long run I didn't hang about looking in all the hedgerows getting prickled to pieces! Reading some of the other logs, it sounds like I should have just looked harder.......

Good condition 19th Jul 2013  12:56  by tomy tucker

Gridref: SW 50300 40800   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Jun 2013  21:13  by wrighty

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A short detour from a geocaching circuit.Took a faint path through the bracken which is fairly high at the moment.

Not Logged 25th Apr 2013  16:32  by tomytucker

Gridref: SW 50300 40900   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

his was the third trig on this visit to s w c p nice sunny day lots of climbing to get to thise one

Good condition 25th Apr 2013  15:34  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SW 50321 40890   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked from St.Ives along the SWCP and up a path to the pillar. Good views.


Good condition 25th Apr 2013  15:34  by rams

Gridref: SW 50300 40800   FB Number: 7906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 20th Feb 2013  15:01  by Border Peat

Gridref: SW 50329 40902   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

3rd Trig on walk S7906©Border Peat

Good condition 4th Jul 2012  16:00  by tom

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar stands on the edge of a bracken and gorse filled field on the side of a hill above the coastal cliffs to the west of St Ives. It was reached mostly by the South West Coast Path from Porthmeor Beach. The path from the cliffs to Higher Burthallan skirts the field containing the trig. A gorse hedge protects the pillar from the south but entering the field next to the large stones on the side of the footpath to the north meant the trig could be reached by gingerly wading through 40 metres of mostly waist high bracken. The pillar has FB S7906 and its spider lacks a cap or plug. There is a wide view over the sea in the north. It looks over the St Ives Headland in the north-east across the bay to Gwithian Towans, Godrevy Point, St Agnes Beacon and the North Cornwall Coast. Carn Brea and other hills around Camborne-Redruth could be seen to the east. Knill’s Monument could be seen in the south east and the tops of Rosewall, Trevalgan and Trendrine Hills in the south-west. The site is within the West Penwith AONB and the coastal cliffs are part of the Aire Point to Carrick Du SSSI.

Good condition 14th Jan 2012  15:34  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lots of braken & gorse around this Trig, it can easily missed.

Good condition 13th Jan 2012  13:10  by micks trigs

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

just of swcp third try at finding this one so close to it, sometimes it helps to look at different times of the year nice views towards godvery lighthouse

©micks trigs

Good condition 7th Oct 2011  17:30  by redDragon

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Another one surrounded by deep bracken and gorse, but easier then the previous. Its at a large bend in the track, and is best reached and viewed from the north. Could easily walk past without seeing it.

Good condition 10th Apr 2011  14:14  by sven

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Hellesveor camping site and walked down the ROW track. Pillar visible at this time of year so I sympathise with the summer vistors as the bluebells will have been superceded by bracken. Good views over St Ives Bay to the east. A fine day for coast walking.

Unreachable but visible 17th Aug 2009  11:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Had real trouble finding this one at this time of year.Searched fruitlessly for half an hour then met a local who told me the rough area to look.Walked down ROW past large group of rocks on RHS.Stood on these and could see top half of pillar.Absolutely no way of reaching this at this time of year except with a strimmer.

Good condition 14th Jun 2009  10:20  by asbown

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

walked up and down the track a few times before I spotted the top of the trig and faint path up to it.

Good condition 7th Jun 2009  10:20  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged this while walking the South West Coast Path. This was not as bad as I expected it to be. Walked up the hill from the coast side up a very clear path that took me within 100ft. From there there was a faint trail across to the trig that was only visible at the last moment.

Burthallan S7906 ©Kelsborrow Wayfinders

Good condition 24th Sep 2008  14:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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Good condition 26th Aug 2008  14:33  by dal

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Followed Sagina nivalis directions. Even in high summer the trig is just visible from the path. There is a sort of track through the bracken, but there are also nettles and bracken to cope with. There is a closer point on the path, but there seems to be a dense blackthorn? hedge between the trig and the path, which means the trig is not readily accesasible from there. Still a sense of satisfaction in reaching the trig.

Good condition 9th Sep 2007  16:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, no cap or plug. Anticlimax! Trig clearly visible from track, above summer-high bracken. As per M&S log, path turns sharp R and downhill: look up to R before it turns back L. There was a triggers' path up thru bracken to trig. Not much of a view, just Trendine and Knavocks although presumably they could see other trig(s) inland before the scrub grew up.

Couldn't find it 30th Aug 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

Got to ground zero on the gps but no sign. Will have to return in winter.

Good condition 26th Jul 2007  16:52  by Razz

Gridref: SW 50340 40905   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked in St Ives and walked out to the Coastal Path and carried on to S8139. It is there - honest! Photos to follow.

Good condition 25th Aug 2006  13:15  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SW 50332 40929   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Unable to get close as lots of gose etc.

found it, carn't get any closer. ©Andrew hunt

Couldn't find it 25th Jun 2006  07:00  by jameswameek

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

Summer! No chance of seeing it from the path as the field was completely overgrown. Also, the views were unfortunately quite poor due to fog. It doesn't look like this one is at the top of the hill (which is a little unusual), but I bet you would get great views over the coast. Staying in nice B&B just down the road from the trig. Disapointed, but this is the excuse I need to go back to St. Ives soon!!!

You'll never find it! ©jameswameek

Good condition 27th Dec 2005  10:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked as far up the little yellow road that goes to Higher Burthallan as we could. We followed the path and just before the gate leading into Higher Burthallan Farm it turns to the right and skirts the farm. You go round a sharp right-hand bend and the trig is up on the right in rough ground. It was quite easy to spot at this time of year and I wouldn't say it was private, as there were no fences to climb over etc. The undergrowth took a bit of wading through though! Plug missing.

Good condition 22nd Sep 2005  12:00  by

FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very hard to spot in vegetation as high as the pillar. About 20m east of path

Sunset later that day from the nearby coast path. ©

Couldn't find it 29th Aug 2005  00:12  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 4/10

Owner says should be in small overgrown field, close to NE side of track, hadn't seen it for a year or 2. Not found- assume in blackthorn or bramble. Having seen M&S's winter log I live in hope...

Couldn't find it 15th Aug 2005  11:36  by Keith Stevens

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

Too overgrown for Pete to reach, but known to be there from previous visitor. Private, but near coastal path

Overgrown area around the pillar ©Keith Stevens

Good condition 20th Feb 2005  15:25  by Nr

Gridref: SW 50328 40897   FB Number: S7906  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Another 1st for NR. Fantastic Views to St Ives. Fairly easy to find - just off footpath - probably obsured in the summer by bracken

The Island, St Ives

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