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TP2040 - Castle-An-Dinas
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There are 36 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 777th with 13 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.00/10 (from 29 logged visits)
Was First logged: 4th Oct 1997
Was Last logged: 6th Nov 2019

Of the 29 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 54295m
The average error was 6793m
1 was exact

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Pillar & Landscape
By sven
View to Ding Dong Mine engine house
By sven
Fine views from Rogers Tower
By sven
The view
By Staffordb

By asbown
Flush Bracket
Rogers Tower
See 29 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 6th Nov 2019  13:47  by sven

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Parked at foot of bridle path adjacent to conifer plantation. Path very wet and muddy in lower sections due to the October rains. Steady uphill walk, through several bridle path gates, across the access track to the quarry then just as you start going down hill, turn R over a Cornish hedge wall by a wooden post. Steps inlaid into the wall. Follow to Pillar. Stupendous views all around, even on this showery day. Possibly one of the best viewpoints from a trig point in Cornwall, for West Penwith. Plug missing, sight holes open. Good view to St Michael's Mount from Rogers Tower.

Pillar & Landscape
Fine views from Rogers Tower
View to Ding Dong Mine engine house

Good condition 21st Aug 2019  12:48  by slateloose

Gridref: SW 48400 89300   FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked along Chysauster road on grass verge near entrance to Boscreege Farm. Then walked bridleway N.E through narrow strip of open access to Tomkins Down then S.E to trig point. All dry at the moment. Great views.

Good condition 23rd Oct 2018  12:15  by Staffordb

Gridref: SW 48500 35000   FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Exceptional views and of mounts bay, out to the lizard on the south. From the north st ives and along the coast. Plenty of the Iron Age fort remains and the folly is interesting on the top. Easy approach up from small car park with opportunity to visit English heritages chysauster Romano-Britainís settlement.

The view

Good condition 20th Jun 2018  10:35  by CJO

Gridref: SW 48477 35006   FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cap missing. One room castle folly adjacent. Misty.


Good condition 5th Nov 2017  15:32  by dal

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked along the diverted bridleway from Castle Gate. It was a bit wet in a couple of places, but basically it was fine. Trig is vgc - apart for no cap. The bolt is visible. Excellent views.

Good condition 12th Sep 2017  12:06  by asbown

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from Georgia, good paths.

Good condition 3rd Jun 2017  12:38  by Collie_dogs

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found whilst geocaching!

Rogers Tower©Collie_dogs

Good condition 2nd May 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SW 48491 35012   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 10th Apr 2017  14:50  by pat29

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

easy straightforward walk from Grid Sw47449 34262 parking on the Grass Verge. met a farmers wife when we saw the footpath was closed, she said ignore that as you cross the stile before the erosion of path starts, which was alright . except we struggled with the Stile , due to Joint problems Take the Chysauster Road.


Good condition 6th Mar 2017  15:30  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Seriously questioning my understanding of access land here. Walked up bridleway to W of quarry, but it is a quagmire, and has been diverted away from the quarry by some distance. The quarry roads run through access land, but are completely fenced off, so no access from SW across Gulval Downs appears to be possible. After 1.7mls of paddling, came down the ROW from the N, and found the trig in vgc, all s/holes and centre both open, otherwise all ok. Interesting mini castle nearby as well, and excellent views in all directions, including both coasts. Decided not to repeat the grotty walk in, but instead to cross access land S of Trenowin Farm, and then down the track - only to be met by the lady who lives at the bottom of the track, who'd watched us coming down, and told us (very nicely) that we had been trespassing over her fields, and that the only way to the Tower was via the ROW from the N. As ever in such circumstances, we apologised profusely and left quietly, but looking at the latest OS 1:25k map on their website on our return, we never left access land! So how does it really work?!

Good condition 11th Sep 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Good condition 4th Sep 2016  11:30  by widget

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

Good marks for views and Rogers Tower. I parked at Trenowin Farm (492350), which has a shop and therefore a car park. I followed the track NNW then up to the cottage at 488353. An old boy who lives there then sent me the long way around a couple of fields of cows, but at least there was a footpath (as marked on 1:50000)! Great views from the top - a most pleasing summit. I came down more directly, still avoiding the cows, still following paths and ending up at a gate that I'd suggested to the old duffer might take me to my destination. Ah well! Bought cheese and lemonade from farm shop, whose owners were most disconcerted that I'd "abandoned" the car there!!

Good condition 8th May 2015  16:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The long walk around the quarry is well worth the effort.

Good condition 20th Sep 2014  14:58  by jonglew

Gridref: SW 48487 35004   FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in layby at Castle Gate on B3311. Wasn't expecting the re-routed FP which took us round the houses (more precisely round the quarry), eventually approaching trig from the NW. Returned directly through the quarry - no-one there on a Saturday. Pillar found in good condition but cap missing and no plug; all sight holes open, which gave the opportunity to photograph the 'nipple' directly beneath the centre cap. Very misty day so only short views to Rogers Tower and another ruined building. Rogers Tower, a Grade II listed Gothic-style folly built around 1798; repaired (looks like the roof was done) 1960.

Pillar TP2040©jonglew
Spider TP2040©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2040©jonglew
The Nipple TP2040©jonglew
Rogers Tower TP2040©jonglew

Good condition 2nd Aug 2014  10:00  by chris920

Gridref: SW 48489 35005   FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A lovely walk up to find this one. Great views over the surrounding countryside.

Rogers Tower Trig Lovely area, shame about the quarry.

Good condition 27th Oct 2013  14:32  by srv890g

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great views of Rogers Tower, and further to the coast both north and south.

Good condition 5th Jul 2012  18:41  by tom

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar stands inside a small hillfort on a moorland hill between Penzance and St Ives. The site was reached from Castle Gate in the southeast. The bridleway meandered its way around the quarry and was extremely squidgy for much of its route. The trig has FB S7864 and its spider lacks a cap or plug. Rain clouds were sat on the moorland hills of Penwith in the west and restricted the long distance views in other directions. Penzance and St Michaelís Mount could be seen in the south; Hayle and its Towans to the north and Carn Brea in the east. The site is within the West Penwith AONB. Rogersí Tower is a Grade II 18th century folly built with granite rubble from the ramparts of the fort. Its diminutive size apparently intended to make the hill look bigger.

Good condition 27th Nov 2011  13:41  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Came across this one whilst I was doing the Rodgers Tower Cache. Brilliant views on a lovely Sunday afternoon.


Good condition 1st Sep 2010  10:16  by micks trigs

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

parked in layby on B3311 walked up via path through quarry entrance then upward it is just situated of the footpath near to Rogers Tower which looks like a little castle for hobbits

©micks trigs

Good condition 7th May 2010  11:55  by barnsley skip

Gridref: SW 48494 35012   FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked car in roadside car park in Castle Gate took the public bridleway which goes across the quarry site but it is well signed for the pathway.roundabout way to trig of about 3.5 miles round trip heading SE at grid ref SW 48290 35229. Good views at trig towards St Michael's Mount to the SE. Took shelter in near by Roger's Tower while rain approached from South. Wet on way back to car.

Rain coming from South
GPS reading
Roger\'s Tower looking towards Trig

Good condition 22nd Sep 2009  11:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Rogers Tower was erected in 1798 by the Rogers Family of Treassowe.

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
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Good condition 17th Aug 2009  14:00  by ocean soul

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Castle Gate in parking space beside B3311.Followed ROW round quarry then up to pillar and Rogers Tower.Very good views if you ignore the quarry.Pleasant walk.

Good condition 12th May 2009  14:19  by Dan1980

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited whilst geocaching around Penwith. Loved the folly here, and fantastic views to be had too.

Trig and cache ©Dan1980
Folly and St Michaels Mount ©Dan1980

Good condition 9th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug, just NE of what is presumably a folly. Trig seems to be in access land, but quarry out of bounds, with RoW from B3309 jct long since diverted to take a wide berth around it. Initially looked for f/p from N, without success.

Good condition 29th Aug 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Rather than the round-the-houses path past the quarry if doing it again I would try from Chyauster.


Good condition 15th Jul 2006  14:00  by Nr

Gridref: SW 48493 35014   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Seemed unnecessariarly hard to get to. Had to go round the quarry to get there. Even then not sure if we didn't do a little trespassing! Thought the views were great though. Does anyone know the story about Roger's Folly?

View to Penzance & Newlyn
Hayle Sands

Good condition 28th Dec 2004  15:15  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7864  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The revised public footpath is a tortuous route around the back of the quarry but you get there eventually. Rogers Tower is certainly smaller close to than from a distance but is better than looking at the quarry. Plug missing.

Good condition 7th Aug 2004  11:59  by kevjtrig

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

Trig point in reasonable condition. Located on a very good vantage point near to a folly called Roger's Tower (more of a hut than a tower). Good views to St Michael's Mount, Penzance, West Penwith and east to Carn Marth / Carn Brea.

Good condition 4th Oct 1997  12:30  by Dusty

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

Rogers Tower is an 18th century Folly. Built in 1798 by a Mr Rogers, a local landowner from Treassowe. It is built on the rampart of an Iron Age Fort.

Trigpoint & Rogers Tower
Mrs Dusty & Rogers Tower

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