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TP2678 - Culmstock Beacon
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S3745
OSGB36 Station :
ST11/12
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2678
County :
Devon
Nearest town :
WELLINGTON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Culmstock BeaconST11/12ST11S012310999.50115077.16250.0602PILLAR01/06/1946101/06/1969N0

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There are 48 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 448th with 10 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.26/10 (from 47 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Apr 1997
Was Last logged: 25th Feb 2019

Of the 47 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 77m
The average error was 16m
The closest was 4m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 25th Feb 2019  10:00  by widget

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

The warmest February day on record seemed the ideal opportunity to get a few more 2019 trig points under my belt, and I started with a belter. I parked just short of Purchas Farm and branched off the marked track to follow a short, steep route to the ridge which was bathed in sunshine. The views were stupendous, if a little hazy at that time in the morning. The first of five today.

Explanatory trig info


Good condition 19th Feb 2019  15:28  by russkull

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


Good condition 21st Oct 2018  13:08  by slateloose

Gridref: ST 11000 15000   FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in lane near Purchas Farm and walked Bridle way then footpath through woodland to top. Nice open view from Beacon.


Good condition 29th Jul 2018  10:21  by Mr Rant

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Used to come running up on Sampford Moor a lot, but I have only recently started trigpointing, so haven't logged this one until today. Nice views, but they are even better from the top of the beacon.


Good condition 22nd Jul 2018  12:30  by graham&linda

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very nice views from here


Good condition 24th Jun 2018  13:22  by Lemon Tree

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 3rd Jun 2018  11:57  by dave.johnson

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

Back again geocaching ...

Nice view ©dave.johnson


Good condition 25th Apr 2018  10:12  by asbown

Gridref: ST 11001 15085   FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nice stroll up, interesting place, good views.


Not Logged 13th Nov 2017  14:15  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

Bagged as part of a circular walk from Wellington which also included a trip to the Wellington Monument. Stunning views and interesting history regarding the beacon.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Good condition 4th Aug 2017  14:52  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked near entrance to the farm and a stiff uphill walk to this pillar. Pillar has 4 plaques attached giving various information. Great views to be had plus the nearby beacon. Pillar is in very good condition

Culmstock Beacon ©Thejenkies
Culmstock Beacon pillar FB ©Thejenkies


Good condition 5th May 2017  13:30  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at the bottom of the track and walked up. Postie was parked at the gate, otherwise we would have driven! A steep climb at the top with a stone "beacon" for shelter. Interesting plaques around the trig.

YSM607 Culmstock Beacon ©monkeydestructor


Good condition 21st Apr 2017  19:27  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged as YSM607 Culmstock Beacon. Lovely evening walk up to the pillar which has been turned into an information board thingmy. Also bagged the cache but time was definitely running away with us now!

Culmstock Beacon baggers ©thejackrustles
Culmstock Beacon collage


Good condition 25th Mar 2017  10:04  by g4wsb

Gridref: ST 11002 15081   FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Drove up lane to Beacon dead end, parked next to salt bin a. Take road right to house then track/path next to house to small gate short climb up , great views south.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 7th Jan 2017  00:00  by Walkingthedoguk

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


Good condition 7th Jan 2017  00:00  by Sarah&Angus

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


Good condition 22nd Nov 2016  11:41  by Red.roaming

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Decided to start my geocaching trip with this YSM/TP and struggled up the slippery path in the rain up to the top! What a delight this was however, and by far my favourite trig point! Fascinating beacon building nearby, and the trig point itself has 4 plaques explaining the beacon and trig pointing. There may be some who don't agree with the fixing of information plaques on the trig but I found them fascinating and informative hence my rating of 10/10! There was however little view on such a misty miserable day, but I bet it is worth seeing on a lovely day!

TP2678 trig and beacon building
TP trig point information plaque


Not Logged 29th Jul 2016  10:45  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 3745  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

A lovely place with cracking views,one of my favourites

The hut guardians


Good condition 23rd Jul 2016  14:54  by Lydford Locators

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Amazing views and an interesting spot with stone hut and explanatory plaques too.

Lydford Locators ©Lydford Locators
Jim Jam studying the pillar ©Lydford Locators


Good condition 22nd Feb 2016  14:10  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb!!!!! a cracking place to visit and stunning views today.

Mr K at pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Good condition 10th Oct 2015  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YOSM 607. Parked to the south and walked up to the Beacon and admired the views as well as grabbing 3 geocaches on my route as well.

TP2678 ©explorer_olway
TP 2678 ©explorer_olway
TP2678 ©explorer_olway


Not Logged 24th Mar 2015  16:09  by mikevick

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


Good condition 26th Feb 2015  15:39  by ST

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great location for a walk or run, bring your wellys as its always boggy


Good condition 13th Apr 2014  00:10  by mo6373herbert

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

Made a quick diversion to this one while walking the LDWA's Wellington Boot Walk (100km) Trig is in good order but no views as it was the dead of the night

©mo6373herbert


Good condition 4th Jan 2014  13:07  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

To Somerset for Mrs Farming Friend's significant birthday. A short walk in surprisingly still and misty weather given yesterday's storms, very atmospheric. Wonderful views and very informative panels on the pillar itself. Centre and SW s/hole open, otherwise vgc.


Not Logged 19th Apr 2013  10:29  by pat29

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Beautiful views

Beautiful views ,


Good condition 14th Jan 2012  09:47  by GoldenHaystack

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked in from Monument direction. Fascinating history and a great view point. GH.

Information Plaque. ©GoldenHaystack
Culmstock Beacon ©GoldenHaystack


Good condition 26th May 2011  08:48  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Must rank amongst the most interesting pillars I've visited with the info on the attached plaque and beacon shelter. Views impaired as earlier wet weather still clearing.


Good condition 25th Apr 2011  14:41  by gutlord62

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

Just as previous posts, gorgeous spot.



Good condition 17th Apr 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 11003 15084   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Sadly not much to see as I bagged it in the dead of night whilst on the Wellington Boot 62 mile (actually 64.7 mile) LDWA event. If you like walking this is the one for you: http://www.ldwa.org.uk/index.php


Good condition 21st Oct 2010  12:00  by manuforlife

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

Visited when doing a nearby geocache


Good condition 17th Mar 2010  14:05  by Dusty

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket
Hill Top Map Making Devon County Council Life Programme set of 4 plaques
Present Clues to the Past
Signals in Time
Your country needs you
Culmstock Beacon


Good condition 22nd Feb 2009  11:14  by ipplepen

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely spot on the Blackdown hills - far reaching views. Interesting fire beacon hut close by.


Good condition 7th Jan 2009  12:58  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 11000 15070   FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Excellent views. Ice covered lane up made for interesting parking. Pillar has 4 info boards attached. Nice quiet location.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 24th Aug 2008  17:40  by The Reverend

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 29th Dec 2007  14:30  by mitsiman

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely spot. Great views all around. Nice walk up too. Nothing to add that hasnt been said.

©mitsiman
©mitsiman


Good condition 27th Dec 2007  11:30  by McYeo

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Found while out caching; interesting spot.


Good condition 10th Nov 2007  12:05  by bluebeard

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Last here on a LDWA Challenge Walk (The Wellington Boot in 2005). Spot the error in the description of the purpose of the TP attached to the Trig?


Good condition 7th Jul 2007  12:37  by kinkykimbo

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

Beautiful view from here whilst doing the nearby cache. Photo to follow.

©kinkykimbo
View from trig ©kinkykimbo


Slightly damaged 18th Jun 2007  12:00  by rena1970

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10


Good condition 18th Jun 2007  12:00  by wheelybarrow

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10


Good condition 29th May 2007  07:25  by The Morgan Mob

Gridref: ST 11002 15073   FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Lovely views. Found in conjunction with a FTF on Back to Wellington cache.


Good condition 11th Nov 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, no cap or plug. Next to a Beacon Hut, trig has an interesting info board affixed, with diagram of trig anatomy and fairly accurate description of triangulation. Heather hill, nice view.


Good condition 12th Apr 2006  15:25  by lackofluke

Gridref: ST 11008 15081   FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Not sure what the best way to get to this one is. I parked on a layby on the B3391 just before Culmstock and walked up, ducking under a barbed-wire fence and following a track straight up the hill. Good views in most directions.


Good condition 23rd Apr 2004  12:45  by maurice

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar has a metal band detailing information about triangulation pillars and beacons. Apparently pillar built in 1946 for 6.02 Adjacent beacon hut is only survivor from 16th century.


Good condition 10th Apr 2004  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Trig has a plaque on each face.

S3745
S3745
S3745
S3745


Good condition 4th Mar 2004  10:40  by Boz North

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


Good condition 19th Apr 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S3745  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Interesting beacon and plaque. Plug missing.



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