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TP2533 - Craig-Y-Dorth
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 11352nd with 55 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.13/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 10th Dec 2005
Was Last logged: 11th Jan 2018

Of the 30 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 7m
The average error was 4m
1 was exact

Glaslyn Glaslyn Robert Kemp Robert Kemp jonglew jonglew wrose wrose caroleengel caroleengel Ramblingpaul Ramblingpaul arranc arranc Craig-Y-Dorth Craig-Y-Dorth [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 11th Jan 2018  14:25  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great to be out in the sunshine today. Easy to find up the steps behind the mast. Spider looking good.

Trig ©Richofsebast
Steps ©Richofsebast
Spider ©Richofsebast

Good condition 4th May 2017  15:58  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the comms entrance and short walk to pillar. No views as in woods and just behind the comms tower "doings" box.

Craig-Y-Dorth Pillar FB ©Thejenkies
Craig-Y-Dorth Pillar ©Thejenkies

Good condition 24th Apr 2017  16:24  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM271 Craig-Y-Dorth. Bit of a nightmare to get to this one. Followed disappearing tracks until we got a main track. Took us to a gate and then across a field with different looking sheep. Barbed wire fence to cross and then up to pillar. Probably not the best route. Trig not far from mast but couldn't see a way to it.

Craig-Y-Dorth YOSM bagger ©thejackrustles
Craig-Y-Dorth collage

Good condition 17th Oct 2016  15:57  by wrose

Gridref: SO 48602 08527   FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S6975 Craig-Y-Dorth Pillar.
S6975 Craig-Y-Dorth Flush Bracket.
S6975 Craig-Y-Dorth Plug.

Good condition 10th Jul 2016  15:59  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 6975  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Ugly place for a pillar. Glad it is knocked off my "to do list" no views here but an easy one to bag.

Mr K at pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN

Not Logged 2nd Jul 2016  19:17  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SO 48600 08526   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Apr 2015  17:15  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 48600 08531   FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 15th Feb 2015  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 271. Managed to park by the gate to the Comms Mast. Short walk to the TP that lies behind the mast.

TP2533 ©explorer_olway
TP2533 ©explorer_olway

Good condition 17th Jan 2015  15:34  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 48599 08529   FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Roadside parking at field gate to SE; short walk along mast access track. Pillar located several metres to N of small comms compound. In good condition; original cap in place, deeply indented lettering; rear sight hole open. Some marginal views through branches of denuded trees in W and NE directions only.

Pillar TP2533©jonglew
Spider TP2533©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2533©jonglew

Good condition 9th Oct 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 48599 08531   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Trig clear but very overgrown summit. I approached form SE and found a left hand contouring trod thru' bracken/brambles

Good condition 27th May 2014  07:57  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found the easier way on return!Leave road at footpath sign and follow track to left to comms tower and equipment. Steps behind lead into few yards of ferns and trig. Views much restricted by trees and bushes.

Good condition 5th May 2013  17:22  by dadu 13

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

There is a very much simpler route to this one that doesn't involve brambles and rusty barbed wire, which we took on the way back, hidden behind mast.

©dadu 13
©dadu 13

Good condition 9th Nov 2012  13:01  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A bit hidden behind the mobile phone mast but worth looking for. In surprisingly good condition.

There it is! ©Funk to Funky
Not in bad condition! ©Funk to Funky

Good condition 30th Jul 2012  12:58  by Harris Tweed

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10

How do you lose a big concrete pillar on a hill? Well, I almost did today - it took some finding amongst the brambles, nettles and ferns in high summer. Got there in the end. Parked on a verge on the road, took the signed footpath to the masts and then the steps up to the top of the hill.

It's in there - honest! ©Harris Tweed
Taken from another angle - July 2012 ©Harris Tweed
Spider - July 2013 ©Harris Tweed

Good condition 25th Jan 2012  12:05  by arranc

Gridref: SO 48603 08533   FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 29th Dec 2011  12:30  by JonT

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited on a short circular walk on a dull winterís day. The trig point lies behind a radio mast, and is easily accessed by a track leading up to the mast compound. The OS map notes Craig-y-Dorth was the site of a battle in 1404. Wikipedia says it was between Owain Glyndwr's rebels and English forces, and that according to the Annals of Owain Glyn Dwr, "Here the more part of the English were slain and they were chased up to the town gate [of Monmouth]".

General view of the trig point ©JonT
General view of the trig point Looking twards the radio mast. ©JonT
The flush bracket ©JonT
The cap ©JonT

Good condition 3rd Dec 2011  21:31  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found on a walk from Trellech. Score for the views near the site, rather than at the site. I live in the Wye Valley AONB and didn't even realise it stretched this far west. You live and learn. Simple access from SO 48745 08415.

Pseudo trigpoint This stone gatepost (photo centre) just south of the trig looked very much like a trigpoint from a distance.©SidAndBob
Clear December skies at the mast ©SidAndBob

Good condition 28th Jul 2011  10:50  by DesG

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On the way to Mega - Wales. Also logged as YSM271.

Trig Point ©DesG
Flush Bracket ©DesG

Good condition 27th Apr 2011  14:23  by tom

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

The pillar stands on top of a hill in the Wye Valley AONB to the south west of Monmouth. The trig has a metal cap with deep lettering and FB S5975. Parts of the foundations of its base are exposed slightly. I walked up the narrow lane from the south east and then followed the track up to the aerial. Steps on the side of the aerial compound allow access to the hill top where the pillar is sited. It is surrounded by moss covered boulders, trees and light bracken. There is no view from the trig. The approach was very pleasant. From the lane there are views of the wooded hills of East Monmouthshire to the south, distant moorland hills could be seen in the south west and there is a good view northwards across the valley to the town of Monmouth and the more distant hills of North Monmouthshire and Herefordshire.

Good condition 26th May 2010  17:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached up track from SE. There is evidence of some clearing going on judging by the smouldering fire I passed. There may be some building work going on soon.

Good condition 27th Jun 2009  15:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Took the circular & sometimes overgrown path up from Mitchel Troy. Great views of Monmouthshire & the Black Mountains.Nice walkers bench at top of field near road.Approached the good pillar past the barn & over fence.Very overgrown, no views. Left by the easier route past pylon & down track to the footpath. Very hot today.

Good condition 16th Feb 2009  12:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Flush Bracket

Not Logged 1st Dec 2008  14:40  by sniffadogz

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 4/10

Views blocked by trees.

Good condition 5th Jan 2008  12:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

nice steps

Good condition 21st Feb 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 26th Dec 2006  12:30  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It was difficult to see from the map whether there was access to this trig but it was actually very easy to get to. A good track runs from the South up to the mast and the trig is situated just behind it.

©The Flying Boots

Good condition 4th Mar 2006  12:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access from the south where footpath is. Follow track up to mast and then steps up the left side of it to the trig. Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 28th Jan 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, metal cap deep letters, in nice little deciduous copse behind mast, limited view but nice location

Good condition 7th Jan 2006  13:58  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 48600 08520   FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached from E but would have been easier as Dan says from the S There is a track to follow and even though i saw the farmer he seemed uninterested in me going other way to the footpath.


Good condition 10th Dec 2005  12:00  by desperate dan

FB Number: S6975  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I've had my eye on this "virgin" trig pillar for some time, puzzled as to why it had not been logged. Consequently I expected access problems but apart from the ubiquitous and annoying summit antenna, the rocky top was easy to reach via a track from the lane to the south. It's a long haul by bike up here from Monmouth but the views on a sunny winter's day were good, although a bit hazy.

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