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TP3217 - Foel Ispri
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Foel IspriSH62/9SH62S009270196.13320071.62320.9542PILLAR01/06/1956201/06/1956N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 336th with 5 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.34/10 (from 32 logged visits)
Was First logged: 25th Apr 1983
Was Last logged: 14th Sep 2021

Of the 32 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 120m
The average error was 19m
1 was exact

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Good condition 14th Sep 2021  00:00  by Trigpointerrier

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

great views lovely walk from the woods behind llanelltyd

Good condition 13th Dec 2020  12:00  by embatt83

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

Good condition 26th Sep 2020  17:35  by Spunky Spider

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bagged with CherryBubb. One of the best trigs I've visited. The views of the Afon Mawddach are great and we timed it just right with the fading sun too.

Good condition 19th Jan 2020  15:09  by mjwjones

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

solo ralk

Not Logged 14th Oct 2019  18:12  by hdfogy

FB Number: 8452  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 14th Oct 2019  18:10  by gower lad

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked in pull in off A496 at Tynant and climbed steeply on FP up old steps then leaving FP upwards through woods along side stream, passing fenced in mine entrance (gold?) to emerge from woods by ruined house (substantial, two story, the mine owner?). Followed New Precipice walk west before short climb to pillar- stunning sunset view down Mawddach estuary. Exit west, down through woods on FP returning on broad forest track to original old steps.

Good condition 13th Jul 2019  14:00  by painterman61

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked up through the great way marked paths through the steep woods.Magic views from here yet again a stone built trig with cap.

Trig ©painterman61
Top ©painterman61
Fb ©painterman61
Looking to cader Idris in mist ©painterman61

Not Logged 8th Jul 2019  09:33  by Robert Kemp

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

Good condition 21st Mar 2019  14:44  by slateloose

Gridref: SH 70100 20000   FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove up the narrow lane to Taicyhaeaf to find the access road to Foel- Ispri- Uchaf farm and the start of the New Precipice Walk. The lane to the farm is not well sign posted and there are three gates to open and pass through. Once at the farm there is parking for about four cars. Took the path behind farm which heads up towards the trig point. Should have packed my x-ray spec to see the views.

Good condition 30th Dec 2017  12:09  by VinceTP

Gridref: SH 70194 20068   FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Good condition 25th Jun 2017  08:07  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SH 70196 20075   FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked from car park by bridge along New Precipice walk fantastic views of the estuary and Cader Idris. Pillar in good condition. Metal plug.

Good condition 12th Mar 2017  17:35  by greenbell

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Handsome squat stone slab trig, near hidden by the green quarried gnolls above the "new" precipice walk. Spotted this on the website and the views do not disappoint. Love this area from the Rhinogs down to the Tarens, but despite over 17 years of visiting don't think I've ever seen such a full frontal and entire view of the Mawddach, sumptuous. Especially after the grey and low cloud of the morning.

Looking back at the Aran range and Dolgellau
Forts and mountain lakes one side and land of wild goats the other...

Not Logged 23rd Aug 2016  12:15  by kat04

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


Good condition 1st Jul 2016  12:56  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SH 70199 20082   FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Another spectacular pillar - great views up the estuary. Took the easy route - drove up to the small car park at the start of the Precipice Walk at SH697200. Three gates and very narrow.

Foel Ispri Looking down on The Penmaenpool toll bridge.
Foel Ispri

Good condition 25th Jul 2015  14:05  by Dusty

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great view. Walked from SH689199 Parking space near bridge.. Route up followed path through forestry which soon disappeared. Ended up pushing through bracken to reach track to farm. Returned along this track to car.

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Good condition 13th Sep 2014  20:10  by struggling

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked from CP at Penmaenpool Bridge. 200m up steep road, then E/NE on FPs through forest to Foel-Ispri-uchaf. Around farm buildings on FP to Access Land then to TP. Breathtaking views for so far around, and down Afon Mawddwch to the sea - superb for such a relatively low-altitude TP. It got dark while I was at TP, so retraced to farm, then followed farm road N, SW to regain minor road back to start. Excellent short hike.

Looking NW at Dusk

Good condition 13th Apr 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SH 70199 20075   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From chapel at SH689187, although first part of footpath blocked/non-existant

Good condition 13th Oct 2013  10:47  by TheGreatScandini

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A short trek from Barmouth and a fairly steep climb, for a big reward - such an amazing view! The only downside was the narrow, twisty roads; though the surface was in good repair, you wouldn't want to meet something coming the other way!

Good condition 18th Sep 2012  16:25  by Glaslyn

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

Revisit. Still a classic view with not too much effort, freed a trapped sheep on the way up so felt like had done good deed for the day!

Good condition 26th Apr 2011  14:50  by sheepsocks

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Took the mickandshane route. Panoramic views down estuary and across to Cader Idris. Interesting old mines by the summit with deep workings you can see down, and an adit a bit lower. Lots of quartz on the heaps and a small amount of lead ore (galena) but no gold unfortunately.

Good condition 15th Apr 2011  11:02  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

I approached from the east over rough ground. In every direction there was an incredible view. This small hill must be one of the best in North Wales. I descended on the most direct path to the main road at SH 702 195, literally just in time to flag down the bus into Barmouth.

Good condition 14th Apr 2011  16:32  by sven

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at the start of the New Precipice Walk walked up the ROW and up to summit. It's near the fenced off old mine shaft. Use the A frame fence post support to cross the fence. Pillar surrounded by stones. Superb views so follow Rhayader-Wanderer's advice. Can see Cadair's, Dyffwys's and Cwmmaria's trigpoint pillars from here. Great views down Mawddach, to Dolgellau and George III at Penmaenpool. Have been to the area for 34 years and never been up here before. What a discovery!!

Good condition 1st Apr 2010  13:10  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

good walk up and view of snow covered cadar idris

Good condition 19th Apr 2009  11:55  by Terry L

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Neat stone pillar. Metal plug [raised letters]. Public. Access Land. Snowdonia National Park. Tremendous hill, high above Afon Mawddach. Enchanting ascent from Llanelltyd, up to lovely secluded Llyn Tan-y-graig, then up through quiet woodland, with final steep push up to trig.

Foel Ispri pillar

Good condition 21st Mar 2009  12:05  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SH 70190 20070   FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stonebuilt pillar with glorious views. Had just done Cadair so was feeling lazy and opted to drive as close as I could! There is a good road ( 2x gates) from the SW which leads to within a quarter of a mile, then it is open ground to the pilar. Just off "New Precipice Walk".


Good condition 9th Sep 2007  11:50  by Father Ted

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

The views from this trig are truely excellent. I followed the route of Mickandshane though it is possible to cut out a lot of the ascent by following the advice of the Rhyader Wanerer but then you miss an attactive walk through the woods. I stayed the previous night at Kings Youth Hostel and came over the estuary on the wooden bridge.

Good condition 29th Aug 2006  13:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

We parked at the chapel on the yellow road to the west of the trig. A pleasant walk up through woodland on half decent paths brings you to Foel Ispri Uchaf. Go to the farm and turn left after the gate (not very well signposted). The trig is not at the summit but has stunning views. Local stone. Plug with raised lettering.

Good condition 3rd Mar 2006  11:56  by jamesleesaunders

Gridref: SH 70196 20072   FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Visited with Paul, Karen, Joe, Tammy, Ian and Martin (and Dog!). After completing our Queens Scout Expedition in Wales we invested Ian into Venture Scouts at this Trig. Totally Amazing Views of the Mawddach Estuary. Weather was nice and sunny.

Foel Ispri Trig ©jamesleesaunders

Good condition 29th Jan 2006  11:30  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Save this one for a good day. Great viewpoint for both the Mawddach estuary and the southern Rhinogs. For parking Llanytud is an option but instead continue east for about 2 miles and turn right up the minor road opposite the toll road over the estuary. Continue past the chapel and then take the road on the right parking either where a track joins on the left or a little further on after passing through a gate into some natural woodland. If time allows and the weather clear head up past the liamas at Cessailgwm Bach climbing Y Garn first then taking the ridge back to Foel Ispri for completeness the view from the summit is one of the most extensive in Souther snowdonia

Good condition 19th Sep 2004  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, stonebuilt, metal cap wide raised letters

Montaged by JWR ©peregrinus

Good condition 28th Aug 2004  17:54  by barryhunter

Gridref: SH 70191 20081   FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice Easy Trigpoint, just above the New Precipice Walk path. Good views all round, esp. over the Mawddach Estuary, although the tops where hidden in cloud. Built of local stone, still with all metalwork including Raised Lettering Plug.

Foel Ispri ©barryhunter

Good condition 25th Apr 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S8452  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

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