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TP3121 - Farteg Hill
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Farteg HillSN80/21SN80S021277686.20207727.25352.7662PILLAR01/07/1987101/06/1963N0
Farteg HillSN80/21SN80S021277686.07207727.12352.7662PILLAR01/06/1956101/06/1963N1Refixed 1987
Farteg HillSN80/21SN80S021277686.09207727.19352.7663PILLAR01/06/1939101/01/1963N1Refixed 1956

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There are 23 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2599th with 22 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.27/10 (from 22 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Jan 2005
Was Last logged: 8th Sep 2019

Of the 22 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 5m
The average error was 2m
1 was exact

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Good condition 8th Sep 2019  14:08  by paulxtr

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

From the car park by the roundabout WNW of trig. Followed the railway trackbed S then zig-zagged up the hill and across to the pillar. Excellent view.

Farteg Hill ©paulxtr

Good condition 28th Jan 2019  13:30  by gower lad

FB Number: S2026  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

approached from Marchywel to south. Easy to find, prominent next to twin masts, excellent views in sweep across Black Mountain tops, Fans, to high Beacons. Descended to Ystalyfera on zig zag tracks, must have taken wrong exit track to road as final gate had unfriendly access signs and howling dogs over adjacent fence.

Good condition 23rd Sep 2018  16:55  by andypad

Gridref: SN 77685 07727   FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 24th Aug 2017  13:00  by Juliebfitness

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Gelert & Laika near Trig

Not Logged 29th Apr 2017  12:45  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Good condition 16th Feb 2017  11:43  by jonglew

Gridref: SN 77686 07729   FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Crynant, did the tump Mynydd Marchywel North Top first, then out to NW edge of forest and over open ground to the trig on N side comms compound on a small hill. Nice spot with extensive views over valley conurbations. Good forest roads and tracks, not all of them mapped. Pillar wears an old coat of white paint; top cap has gone, replaced with mortar plug; all sight holes open. 6 mile round trip.

Pillar TP3121©jonglew
Pillar catching a rare sight of the sun TP3121©jonglew
Spider TP3121©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3121©jonglew

Good condition 24th Oct 2016  15:23  by asbown

Gridref: SN 77687 07724   FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

somewhat of a struggle at times. getting misty but still decent views

Good condition 17th Jun 2016  11:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Second visit. This time with Tanya.

Tanya & pillar
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Good condition 28th May 2016  18:33  by rhayader_wanderer

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

still nice and white with a small amount of graffiti. rain far to heavy for photos.

Not Logged 4th May 2016  13:40  by sniffadogz

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

Good walk and great views

Not Logged 24th Apr 2016  18:25  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SN 77686 07727   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 4th Jul 2015  09:01  by underhill

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trig has been newly painted

Good condition 12th May 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SN 77689 07731   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Park at track entrance at SN783688. Follow track SW and at first opportunity (SN781086 or thereabouts)climb to higher track on feint path along fence line. From there, a good track zig zags to trig.

Not Logged 17th Oct 2011  13:10  by ltrc

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

Good condition 14th Oct 2011  17:00  by struggling

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Started walk from roadside pull-in at SN 784 088 nr Ystradgynlais. Public footpath takes you SW along the mountainside and then there is a series of zig-zag trails to the top. Last 150m section was on a roadway made of aluminium sheet sections bolted together. Magnificent views N to the whole sweep of the Black Mountain.

Farteg Hill TP looking NW to Black Mountain Gareg Lwyd (TP) is the top just to the right of the pillar

Good condition 13th Jun 2011  14:03  by dewi o dre-gwyr

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

Found whilst geocaching

View from the Trig

Good condition 27th Apr 2010  19:01  by kawaherp

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

great views from here


Good condition 27th Apr 2010  12:16  by djstevi

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Excellent views from this trig found on the way to a geocache,


Good condition 24th Jan 2008  11:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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View towards Brecon Beacons

Good condition 2nd Dec 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, mortar plug. By mast, just outside fence. Nice summit, decent view.

Good condition 15th Jul 2006  15:00  by The Reverend

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

Good condition 29th Jan 2005  15:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2036  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I didn't know the best way to approach this one and in hindsight picked a bad route. We parked in the entrance to Crynant Forest on the Rhos Common road. We followed a forest track uphill for a while but this started to descend again so I headed up through the forestry (very steep and dificult) while Shane headed back to the car. After eventually reaching the trig it offered spectacular views North towards Mynydd Du and Fforest Fawr. The trig is next to a couple of small masts so there should be a lot easier way to access it. Tarmac plug.

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