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TP2416 - Corndon Beacon
 
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Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S5203
OSGB36 Station :
SO59/6
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2416
County :
Powys
Nearest town :
MONTGOMERY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Corndon BeaconSO59/6SO59S006330596.62296923.00513.2832PILLAR01/06/1949201/06/1959N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1276th with 15 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.72/10 (from 87 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Feb 1973
Was Last logged: 27th Oct 2019

Of the 87 logged visits,
15 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 99m
The average error was 21m
The closest was 2m

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Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2019  10:52  by RichardM

Gridref: SO 30600 96924   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Superb views under cloudless blue skies and 'crystal clear' today after a day of continuous heavy rain. From the Roundton fort car park where fording the stream was fun.


Good condition 27th Oct 2019  10:48  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

third visit but first log. superb views on sunny day.


Not Logged 20th Jan 2019  13:43  by Robert Kemp

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


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2018  13:34  by painterman61

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Up from the steep path from the NW excellent views but bitter freezing wind trig has original plug.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
hello ©painterman61


Good condition 15th Sep 2018  12:35  by Historian

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up from Rounton NNR car park. A gentle line of ascent with the most outstanding view reserved for the very last minute. Highly recommended!

©Historian
©Historian


Slightly damaged 20th Feb 2018  12:08  by Cavs

Gridref: SO 30500 96900   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 19th Sep 2017  12:51  by greenbell

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Think I'll up the marking on this one - one of my favourite hills - visible from Hergest Ridge near the Black Mountains to above Leek and the Three Shires....not only that it's sunny. Parked at the rather hidden Roundton NR Car Park, one of the most beautiful places I've been for years.

View out to Cadair etc etc


Good condition 28th May 2017  11:05  by bwm

Gridref: SO 30589 96907   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 31st Mar 2017  14:32  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Couldn't resist coming back for one more walk in the area after the exceptional weekend with everyone in Clun. A pretty full 10 TuMP day on a circular ride from Welshpool station. Back via Caeliber Isaf, Town Hill and Montgomery for the first time again in a good number of years. I agree with Jon and Rob about this one being slightly damaged.


Slightly damaged 27th Mar 2017  12:14  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 30598 96927   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

From the N, due S on good vehicle track, then SE steeply up a good grassy track to top. Pillar has some superficial damage to the top edges, with one end of a spider arm exposed. Retains original centre cap, indented lettering; all sight holes open. Cloud down, no views. My 4,000th trig logged on T:UK.

Pillar TP2416©jonglew
Spider Powys©jonglew
Flush Bracket Powys©jonglew


Good condition 26th Mar 2017  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Lovely hill


Good condition 24th Mar 2017  15:41  by CJO

Gridref: SO 30598 96913   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

All intact. Some minor spider exposure. A cairn and bench at summit. A great view.

Corndon Beacon


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:31  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 18th Feb 2017  13:44  by g4wsb

Gridref: SO 30599 96927   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 4th Dec 2016  13:30  by yukin61

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

parked up opposite the miners arms in priest weston and took the road south and west to pickup the r.o.w which takes you up to the track running to the west of cordon hill, from there it's a short 50m down to the hill to pick up the path to the summit which is pretty steep ... fantastic views from the top on this bright day, but a cold wind ripping over the top meant I didn't hang around too long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1tsMepWPg0

the pillar
north from TP2416
east from TP2416
south from TP2416
west from TP2416


Good condition 3rd Dec 2016  13:59  by TheGreatScandini

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Tagged along with Sven, doing his second climb (nutter). It was a short but steep walk to the top, but the view was one of the best I'd seen. Well worth a look if you're out this way.


Good condition 23rd Nov 2016  10:02  by sven

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

This Score value will soar on my next visit in good visibility. Parked at the CP for The Ring. If you value your car tyres you'll park nice and tightly opposite the ST Water Reservoir and cut your walking along the track by 10 minutes. Simple "in your face" ascent up the western slope on the north side of the wooded enclosure which has some new conifers growing in it now. 10 minute ascent to the pillar, bench and cairn (made of classic Corndon dolerite boulders). Sadly no view at all today as it is said to be classic in all directions. Revisited on 3/12/16 as promised, with The GreatScandini, much better views and quite stunning. On to Greenfield again now.

Super view


Good condition 27th Oct 2016  14:30  by Crazy

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Easily accessed from Stone Circle parking to North (in England) along track and then over stile to follow the fence line unerringly up to the summit crowned with cairn, trig and bench. Good views in all directions.


Good condition 3rd Jul 2016  15:05  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 30599 96928   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Ascended from White Grit. Fabulous views


Good condition 24th Jun 2016  08:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 30th Apr 2016  15:22  by kat04

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


Good condition 14th Apr 2016  14:35  by Analoguesat

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Fabulous hill. A slog up the fence line to the NW but a much nicer descent possible by following the fence round the (felled) woodland area back down to the track on an unmapped path. I left a 20p piece on to of the pillar for the next visitor.


Good condition 23rd Feb 2016  14:47  by mntainman

Gridref: SO 30596 96926   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

ideal summit. Trig, cairn, nearby embedded rock as high point + a bench to rest if so desired.

Corndon Hill


Not Logged 16th Aug 2015  09:55  by peebs

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Great views


Not Logged 1st May 2015  17:06  by dodger1964

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

great place i live here 45 year and never been up there till now


Good condition 7th Mar 2015  07:23  by g4wsb

Gridref: SO 30599 96924   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nice morning but hard blowing windy.SOTA GW/SW-013 2M 5 WATTS reaching liverpool,

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 17th Sep 2014  12:47  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fabulous day, with paragliders overhead. A real slog for an old man, from the lane. The seat was most welcome

Corndon Beacon pillar


Good condition 21st Aug 2013  13:07  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 19th Aug 2013  10:28  by evsbaggsy

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Amazing views


Good condition 30th Jun 2013  17:29  by paulxtr

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Corndon Beacon Looking towards Stiperstones©paulxtr


Not Logged 30th Jun 2013  00:00  by onlyme

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


Good condition 6th Jun 2013  07:51  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Cycled byway and then foot up permissive footpath to summit. Needed a couple of stops to take in the views on this steep ascent! Welsh border takes loop like a jigsaw tab around this hill.


Good condition 1st Oct 2012  09:00  by fell-finder

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged this one on a stroll from the welsh village of White Grit to the Shropshire highpoint of the Stiperstones. Overall a great days walking. Awesome! You can follow a detailed walking route and write up of this one by tapping 'Fell Finder' into Google, thanks.

Corndon Hill trig point and cairn, with the Stiperstones beyond.


Good condition 10th Aug 2012  14:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at car park for Stone Circle .. Took direct route to pillar .. Sat on bench at top and talked to chap there para-gilding ... Evcellent views ...


Not Logged 1st Jul 2012  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 24th Jun 2012  08:05  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SO 30599 96928   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Pillar in Good condition, with metal plug, Spider slightly exposed on one side. Excellent 360 deg views


Good condition 12th May 2012  14:51  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First cardiac workout of the day. Parked as others at the reservoir went up the track to access land and stright up...well I may have stopped a couple of times to 'admire' the view! Said views were good today as the air was clear and at last some sunshine. 4 paragliders on the ajoining hill of Lan Fawr. Great little hill well worth the effort.


Not Logged 6th May 2012  16:54  by PeterKirkwood

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


Good condition 4th May 2012  17:06  by Glaslyn

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

Re-visit as passing by and fancied the exercise ! Great little hill with fabulous views of Welsh Marches and surrounds. Park at resevoir , along track then straight up just to get the lungs working :}. Return by tracking fence and felled wood back to path.

©Glaslyn


Good condition 7th Sep 2011  10:30  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker


Good condition 20th Aug 2011  10:14  by Monki

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Caching and trigpointing on my way to Borth with Jenny

©Monki
©Monki


Good condition 13th Aug 2011  14:05  by crescentccc

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 19th Dec 2010  10:45  by Chingwakabungya

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

Bagged with whilst Hill Bagging and Geocaching - a 3-for-1! Lots of snow and fog so no views today, sadly. Enjoyed the hill.


Good condition 13th Dec 2010  13:36  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 24th Oct 2010  12:00  by DanTrig

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

Bagged as part of a hill/trig bagging day in Shropshire (and Powys), bagged Corndon Hill, Heath Mynd, Cwm Head farm and Knolls trigs.


Good condition 3rd Oct 2010  00:00  by bogdodger

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


Good condition 16th Sep 2010  13:41  by tom

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar stands on the grassy summit of a hill to the north of Bishop’s Castle. I parked next to the covered reservoir on the bend in the minor road to the north west. I followed the track that spirals around the hill through the bracken to the shallow col to the south east of the summit. Most of the hill was grazed by sheep. A couple of giant puffballs were growing in the middle of the track. The pillar shares the summit with a small cairn and a bench. The corner of the fence of the former forestry plantation is nearby. The trig has a few minor chips from its top edge exposing the end of an arm of the spider. It has a metal cap with shallow lettering and FB S5203. To the north the Long Mountain rises up the other side of a valley; the Breiddens and higher, more distant mountains can be seen further on. Bromlow Callow and Greenfield are to the north east with the Shropshire Plain beyond. Stiperstones, the Long Mynd and more Shropshire Hills can be seen to the east and numerous hills and ridges of the Marches are to the south. A broad valley can be seen to the west and there are distant high moorland hills in the distance. The hill was descended by the direct, steep, knee jarring path to the north west. There is a large ancient cairn below the main summit and much of the hill has been designated a SSSI.


Good condition 23rd Feb 2010  13:45  by stignest

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

a snowy walk. a superb hill..shame its not in Shropshire.


Good condition 6th Feb 2010  07:34  by g4wsb

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 13th Jul 2009  10:10  by bluebeard

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 9th May 2009  20:01  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From lane to west of White Grit, steep permissive path on a sunny clear morning with widespread views.


Good condition 11th Mar 2009  10:20  by heavyhorses

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

Stunning views


Good condition 17th Jan 2009  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: SO 30610 96910   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Corndon's a local(ish) hill, and have been up several times, including a couple of middle-of-the-night visits whilst doing the Long Mynd Hike. The views can be brilliant at 1am, provided it's a clear night. Must bivi up there sometime.


Good condition 15th Jan 2009  09:35  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

windy wet day, unable to use the bench near the pillar


Good condition 29th Nov 2008  15:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in lane to north west and then along the track a bit and up the steep path, out of the fog and into the sunshine on the top. Grat views over to the snow capped Welsh peaks peeping out of the fog. Talking of Wales - a great win over the Australians today.


Good condition 4th Oct 2008  23:45  by longmyndhiker

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

During 1st successful Longmynd Hike.


Not Logged 29th Jun 2008  15:24  by Mazdaman

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


Good condition 25th May 2008  11:00  by The Reverend

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Very wet and windy on top. I imagine the views must be good on a nice day, will have to come back some time.


Good condition 18th May 2008  00:00  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 12th May 2008  12:30  by Aye Jimmy

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Popular with hang-gliders. Pine forest seen in earlier photos now demolished.

Corndon Hill Summit
Corndon Hill Flush bracket
Corndon Hill View west; remnants of forest on left.
Corndon Hill As seen from Mitchell's Fold stone circle.


Good condition 23rd Feb 2008  00:00  by bogdodger

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


Good condition 26th Jan 2008  11:00  by Dobunnis

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice views all around but the wind nearly blew us over

The trigpoint


Good condition 19th Sep 2007  19:00  by Andy West

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


Good condition 16th Jul 2007  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 30500 96900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 2nd Apr 2007  12:09  by vegibagger

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

with Jamie and others


Good condition 8th Jan 2007  13:20  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Slight spider exposure but very limited no other damage so I'm staying with a good. Parking at the reservoir at the end of Whitegrit then a short steady slog up to the trig. Too windy for the cache if I wanted the other trigs today


Good condition 19th Nov 2006  13:00  by faddy_victor

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

Just needs a lick of paint.


Slightly damaged 14th May 2006  15:00  by The Washers

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Been here before trigpointing/caching. never tire of the place. what happened to the trees?

The Plate ©The Washers
Grid ref ©The Washers
The pillar ©The Washers


Good condition 3rd Sep 2005  12:40  by browni

Gridref: SO 30600 96927   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Views not too god today a little misty. Did the cache at the same time.


Good condition 19th Mar 2005  16:05  by TTtom

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

Real warm sunny day today. Lots of ancient cairns on the hill and a stone circle below at mitchels fold.

©TTtom


Slightly damaged 12th Mar 2005  08:55  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Being slightly picky, the spider has been exposed at the end of one of its legs. Snowing again

Montaged by JWR ©peregrinus


Good condition 4th Mar 2005  14:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 30600 96900   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Great panorama ,slippery today on ascent alonside the wood,remnants of last weeks snow still around.


Good condition 28th Nov 2004  10:00  by KevP

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views. First bag of day followed by Stiperstones and Long Mynd.


Good condition 14th Nov 2004  13:00  by wigglesworth

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Metal insert at top of pillar is in place and in good condition. Views were excellent today with sunshine and no mist. Revisited this trig while finding Corndon cache. Nearby is Stapleton Hill and Whinberry pie to mention only two! Jacqueline and Peter

Corndon looking towards Wales
Long autumn shadows at Corndon


Good condition 17th Jul 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap shallow letters


Good condition 19th Jun 2004  11:00  by Bridgeman

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

Short walk and approached from northwest side. Also visited Mitchell's Fold Stone circle on walk. Showery day.

Corndon Beacon Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Good condition 11th Feb 2004  13:00  by wigglesworth

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

Enjoyed watching two hang gliders who kept 'crashing' into the hillside. Visited Mitchell's Fold ancient stone circle.

corndon hill in haze ©wigglesworth


Good condition 1st Jan 2004  11:30  by m1eyp

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


Good condition 28th May 2003  13:35  by fasgadh

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

Visit after an orienteering event, where thankfully my course took me around the hill. Still got the stunted conifers, but no hang gliders today. Good views. Although in Montgomeryshire, Corndon Hill is traditionally lumped with the Shropshire Hills and is the start of the famous long distance walk to Clee Hills over all the 1500' hills.

Corndon Hill, summit


Not Logged 17th Mar 2002  16:10  by Chalky

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


Good condition 10th Jun 2000  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S5203
S5203


Good condition 2nd Oct 1998  12:16  by arranc

Gridref: SO 30600 96900   FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 9th Aug 1998  06:55  by senrabyar

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


Not Logged 31st Aug 1997  00:00  by ad-lib

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Oct 1996  11:44  by vegibagger

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

With John Mitchell and his young son Alasdair


Good condition 15th Jun 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S5203  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Just in Wales.Plug with indented lettering.


Good condition 25th Feb 1973  06:00  by Bergfuehrer

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

An early start on the first of two occasions on which I completed the Six Shropshire Summits, of which this is the first although actually in Montgomeryshire.



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