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TP2629 - Crowan Beacon
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Crowan BeaconSW63/T23SW63T023166427.0035067.91222.5713PILLAR01/06/1955101/06/1973N0

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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3046th with 54 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.11/10 (from 35 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Aug 2003
Was Last logged: 24th Aug 2019

Of the 35 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 73m
The average error was 16m
1 was exact

Troon FBM Aux 1 Troon FBM Aux 1 Copper Hill Copper Hill Troon Troon slateloose slateloose CJO CJO DrDick&Vick DrDick&Vick Buckland Carveth Buckland Carveth pjr pjr caroleengel caroleengel Nr Nr Crowan Beacon Crowan Beacon [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Crowan Beacon
Crowan Beacon
TP2629 - Crowan Beacon
By Hammer66
Flush Bracket
By Hammer66
YSM694 Crowan Beacon
By stompy&stampy
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 24th Aug 2019  10:31  by slateloose

Gridref: SW 66400 35000   FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked near chapel on junction walked north along road to gate with a second gate directly opposite. This second gate gives access to the open access land. There is then a single barb wire fence to stride over. Why do they have access land with NO obvious point of access.

Good condition 3rd Apr 2019  09:06  by CJO

Gridref: SW 66422 35061   FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Cap replaced with customized mount. On a rocky outcrop. Good views of both the English and Bristol Channels. Accummulated hail stones and rainbow.

Crowan Beacon
Crowan Beacon customised mount

Good condition 16th Sep 2018  12:08  by plet56

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

in the mist. no view

Good condition 12th Jun 2018  15:00  by widget

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

Parked as near as possible on the roadside and crossed a gate and the movable barbed wire single-strander to gain straightforward access to quite a nice little trig with pretty good views.

Good condition 14th Jan 2018  11:55  by Mr Rant

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Found the nearby cache, which was the main reason I came to this location. Thanks to the cache info page, I was able to find the only footpath leading to the summit, although the route is not very direct.

Good condition 13th Sep 2017  14:51  by asbown

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

1 gate from the road.plenty of cows about.

Good condition 13th Sep 2017  14:51  by The reluctant trigger

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

Good condition 18th Aug 2017  12:50  by Hammer66

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Caching in the area ( close by). A bit of a slog up to this one, and very muddy in the cow field! Great views from the top.

TP2629 - Crowan Beacon
Flush Bracket

Not Logged 9th Jun 2017  11:47  by pat29

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

Couldn't get over the gate of field with cows in, so i zoomed in on this trig. which was a shame, but getting too old for climbing gates,


Good condition 4th Jun 2017  18:04  by Eclectic Penguin

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

I was in the area to photograph a highly unusual and rare pre-worboys road sign and spotted the trig pillar up on the hillside nearby. I had to log this using a high telephoto zoom as I couldn't get land owner permission to walk up to it. Zoom lens was good enough to "almost but not quite" read the flush bracket.

Good condition 6th May 2017  17:55  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

YSM694 Crowan Beacon ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 30th Apr 2017  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SW 66431 35075   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 14th Apr 2017  15:04  by gerryu2

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

YSM694 Crowan Beacon. Lovely location with trig on a rock outcrop. Parked at gate and through field with cows. Cheers.

Good condition 17th Mar 2017  20:33  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A couple of boggy fields to wander through to this one but nice views despite the wind today.

Good condition 20th Sep 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Good condition 18th Jul 2015  11:57  by hamperman

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

Fantastic day to be up here.

Good condition 9th Sep 2013  14:30  by pjr

Gridref: SW 66429 35077   FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked by gate opposite lane,walked up two fields,lively cattle appeared but held my nerve and they ran off through gorse.Pillar sits on rocky knoll very nice.Good views on beautiful sunny day,nice position.

Good condition 16th Jun 2013  14:30  by CornishGazza

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

Misty and murky here today, visited whilst geocaching.

Good condition 19th Feb 2013  16:02  by dal

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb weather, excellent viewpoint. Appendage still on top of the cap.

Good condition 2nd Jan 2012  13:46  by CornishWalker

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found this one whilst caching in the area.


Good condition 18th Apr 2011  14:30  by Dart More

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

Parked in gateway opposite side road to Boswyn then a quick dash across. Relatively easy access. Modified plate described by others still there.

Good condition 30th Jan 2011  12:30  by stompy&stampy

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Our first logged trig point, and hopefully the first of many. Found thanks to the nearby geocache.

View Stitched view from the trig point
The Trig The Trigpoint

Good condition 25th Sep 2010  06:58  by g4wsb

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 30th Aug 2010  19:20  by micks trigs

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

easy find parked by gate and walked up some great views to

©micks trigs
©micks trigs

Good condition 27th Aug 2010  14:20  by DrDick&Vick

Gridref: SW 66427 35068   FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited this trigpoint while doing the nearby geocache. Excellant views from here, well worth the climb.

Good condition 17th Oct 2009  10:56  by sarah and steve

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Took a bit of effort to get to this trig, we parked in a small layby and then crossed 2 fields, then had to find a way through the gorse and boulders! was well worth the effort though!

Good condition 19th Sep 2009  12:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Flush Bracket & Green Man

Good condition 2nd Aug 2009  09:02  by tom

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The pillar stands on a granite outcrop on a gorse covered hill to the south of Camborne. There is a stone carving of a squinting face propped up against the pillar below the FB. The thought of a knocker emerging into daylight crossed my mind. A square black polished stone is cemented over the middle of the spider; a 5mm diameter cylindrical peg protrudes 200mm from its centre. The heath land was accessed from a field to the south that is crossed by a public footpath. Several attempts were needed to find a walkable route through the gorse; it seems to be easier on the eastern side of the hill. It is definitely easier to pick a route for the descent. The trig has an impressive panorama of the surrounding rolling countryside.

Good condition 9th Sep 2008  14:48  by Alan Grove

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

The GPSr shows I got to within 100 feet of the pillar. Unfortunately the rocky ground and barbed wire was too much on this occassion. However, pillar appeared to be in good condition.

TP2629 TP2629 - Crowan Beacon, from about 100 feet away.©Alan Grove

Good condition 28th Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, brown resin plug, nice summit tor amidst gorsy heath, nice view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 8th May 2005  16:20  by Nr

Gridref: SW 66432 35076   FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Thought it was about time I bagged this one, but I was waiting a fine day to enjoy the views!!

Good condition 12th Feb 2005  15:50  by Buckland Carveth

Gridref: SW 66429 35076   FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A nice sunny,clear day but very stong wind,had difficulties standing up.

Flush Bracket Crowan Beacon

Good condition 29th Dec 2004  10:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on the B3280 just before the village of Black Rock in a convenient layby. Went across one empty field before reaching the rough ground. Good views - the trig stands on a bit of an outcrop. Plug replaced with plastic insert.

Good condition 6th Jun 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Didnt note any damage at visit nor on photos.


Slightly damaged 8th Aug 2003  13:43  by Slapster

FB Number: S7904  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Had to wander through a couple of fields and over some rough ground to get to this one. Worth it when you get there though, some excellent 360 degree views.

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