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TP2717 - Daison Rock
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Daison RockSX76/T99SX76T099291128.1365474.6286.8104PILLAR01/06/1947101/11/1962N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6360th with 33 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.42/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th May 2003
Was Last found intact: 27th May 2020
Was Last logged: 14th May 2022

Of the 26 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 80m
The average error was 19m
3 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Unreachable but visible 14th May 2022  20:20  by je448

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

Seen from gate through vegetation at end of road. Private garden; didn't feel like trampling their garden plants to get to this one as no clear trodden path.

Good condition 27th May 2020  15:40  by Skypaddler

Gridref: SX 91128 65475   FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

This is in a private garden. Fortunately the owner was in the garden and was happy to invite me in. He has rescued the area from overgrown scrub and the pillar is in excellent condition. The views are amazing. Many thanks!

Daison Rock pillar In a private garden with lovely views©Skypaddler
Daison Rock bracket ©Skypaddler

Good condition 27th May 2020  15:40  by COVID Trig Point Challenge

Gridref: SX 91128 65475   FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

see my entry as Skypaddler

Good condition 29th Apr 2019  16:46  by Anthony

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

Slightly damaged 14th Apr 2018  15:15  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SX 91129 65478   FB Number: S4294  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Quite a long walk from Tor Hill for this one. No one in at the Hollow. Impressive drop off edge of quarry. Now for the bus back to Torquay and a well earned pint. Five trigs and four buses accompanied by rams for an unusual day's trigging.


Good condition 14th Apr 2018  00:00  by rams

Gridref: SX 91100 65400   FB Number: FBS42  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

no 5 today a long walk to get to this one knocked on bungalow door no one in; trig was in sight so we walked up to it and left

Not Logged 26th Jul 2016  11:53  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 4294  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

had a pleasant chat to the lovely lady who owns the hollow and she kindly allowed me to visit the pillar.

TP2717 - Daison Rock

Good condition 9th Jul 2016  17:38  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 91129 65474   FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Owner of The Hollow happy for me to walk along to the trig. Nice location on edge of a sheer drop down the rock face / quarry. Pillar has a horizontal fracture that looks as though it's been repaired, also some chipping to top edges and one top corner broken way. Original top cap has been lost, no plug; RHD side sight hole open.

Pillar TP2717©jonglew
Pillar TP2717©jonglew
Spider TP2717©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2717©jonglew
One of the views TP2717©jonglew

Slightly damaged 12th Jun 2016  18:00  by Nekyram

FB Number: S4294  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Park at 'the hollow'. Permission given to go in the garden .trig sat on edge of old quarry !

Good condition 31st Aug 2015  16:29  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Walked up from Ellacombe where we were staying with inlaws.Asked permission at the Bungalow,which is down the steps to your left as you enter through gate.Fantastic spot nicely cleared to reveal pillar.

Approach through gate
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Slightly damaged 24th May 2015  09:16  by The Hollow

FB Number: S4294  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Hi all. I am not a trig point hunter. I was asked to clear 'a bit of undergrowth' and a few trees! Anyone who has visited the Hollow and Daison rock trig point will understand the understatement. The owners have done a great job of clearing a disused quarry and it has been a joy to help. The view from on top of the trig point is fantastic, Torbay and Dartmoor. The trig point is now visible from the end of Main avenue, but is on private land. Mr & Mrs Peters are a lovely couple and if you ask they are usually happy for people to have access. The address is The Hollow. Main avenue. Torquay. TQ1 4JQ PLEASE be aware as you stand in Main Av' and look at the trig point, to the right hand side of the car park is a sheer quarry face With a 100 ft plus drop. So please take care.

Daison rock trig point Trig point on ridge. Follow the hedge on the right of the picture. Taken from Main Av. Car park
Flush Bracket Before a considerable de - bramble and black thorn removal
Daison rock trig point After 3 weeks of brush cutting and chainsawing we got a bit of light on the subject!
spider and chipped corner Slight damage to top corner. Weather plug is missing, if anyone knows where a replacement can be found the owners would be grateful.
Looking towards Main Av. After clearing. Cliff to the left of this picture We would like to get a blanking cap or an OS theodolite. 07818 667618 cheers.
From Main Avenue Looking across the private car park belonging to The Hollow

Good condition 30th Mar 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 91132 65480   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

The Hollow is thru' the wooden gates to tarmacked parking area and down steps to left. Very friendly owner - recently begun clearing banking and route to trig. Wonderful - my lucky day!

Slightly damaged 22nd Dec 2014  09:04  by CJO

Gridref: SX 91123 65470   FB Number: S4294  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

After seeking permission from the owner of the Hollows, we set forth into the bushes armed with secateurs and loppers. Hacked our way in following a feint game trail and slithered under low branches and passed an abandoned vehicle trailer presumably from the original quarry. On arrivals, cleared the ivy and black thorne from the trig to find the cap missing and a chip from its top, together with a horizontal crack at half height. Views great. Then we hacked our way back out, rebuilding the collapsed fence to the quarry edge en route. If you want to visit this one, now might be the time given the pruning it got today!

Daison Rock
Daison Rock

Couldn't find it 14th Sep 2012  11:21  by Bri

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Could not gain access

Good condition 7th Jun 2012  16:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SX 91128 65475   FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

After permission from house set off walking, well crawling, well elbows and knees during a downpour and gale force winds! I reached the trig wondering where kim was, she had given up half way along due to the war wounds she was collecting!! I set off back and found her drowning and cold at the car (June!!!!) Bush saw required for any easier access!

Couldn't find it 12th Sep 2011  16:45  by Lathama

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Asked permission from the very kind lady at The Hollow at the end of Main Avenue. She directed me to the jungle and, after some very painful foraging on the side of a sheer cliff I decided that discretion was the better part of valour and gave up.

Good condition 20th May 2011  16:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Wearing shorts I approached the blackthorn and scrub with some trepidation. The last 40ft were on hands and knees. Returned to the car with a bloody scalp and ripped knees. It is now a jungle!

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Not Logged 8th Sep 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 0/10

Path from The Hollows is overgrown again and needs secateurs taken to it.

Good condition 26th Jan 2008  12:02  by arranc

Gridref: SX 91100 65400   FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

horrendous bushy thorny bushes and possible GOML trespass. Unpleasant feelings.

Not Logged 25th May 2007  15:40  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 3/10

didn't find the path having tried the closest approach from the E

Good condition 28th May 2006  14:10  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We approached from the west via the carparking spot for The Hollow. The owner had just pulled up in his car and said that kids had made a path over the top of the rock and that we were welcome to look for the pillar. A very sheer drop to the north. I didn't notice the crack to the pillar because I was too interested trying to get in and out of the blackthorn without getting too many scratches (wearing shorts at the time). Plug missing.

Slightly damaged 26th Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4294  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

no cap or plug, horizontal crack round pillar halfway up. In blackthorn scrub 2m from narrow path starting from garden of The Hollow- amazing location, on limestone crest just before it starts to descend steeply. Scrub trodden down a bit but will soon reco

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 11th Mar 2005  13:30  by nick

FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This was a really satisfying one to find! It looks like there's no way up to Daison Rock cos of all the housing that surrounds it. However, with careful searching we found a public path that leads straight to the top. The actual trig is half-covered with ivy and immersed in what looks like a new plantation of prickly shrubs (possibly planted to deter faint-hearted triggers). Undetered we conquered it.

The ivy-covered trig
Atop the Daison Rock trig
The view from the top of Daison Rock
The plate

Good condition 11th Mar 2005  13:30  by tekv

FB Number: S4294  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This is not in a private garden at all, but on public land at the edge of a sheer cliff. There is a path from a backstreet that leads to a short climb through some woods and a bit of a scramble through some nasty thorny bushes. The trig itself is almost completely submerged in undergrowth. Worth going up here for the view alone.

13th Sep 2003  19:15  by hollowing

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Invalid condition!  Score: 3/10

Hmm, I'd agree here. There is going to be no way to reach this one without permission ...

107ft away... This is about as near as the public access gets you.©hollowing
View from the road (of someone's driveway). The pillar is off towards the left, I'd guess somewhere near that tree.©hollowing
This is the view from the Teignmouth Road. You can't see it from down here either.©hollowing

Inaccessible 11th May 2003  09:00  by MCL

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Inaccessible  Score: 5/10

This pillar location is within a private garden in the middle of the backstreets of Torquay. The address is "The Hollow", Main Avenue, Torquay. Permission is going to be required for this one. Considering the location, I would hazard a guess that the pillar is still there, just not visible from the road.

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