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TP3324 - Garth
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S2280
OSGB36 Station :
ST07/2
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP3324
County :
South Glamorgan
Nearest town :
CAERPHILLY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
GarthST07/2ST07S002310338.98183500.11307.1772PILLAR01/07/1987101/06/1965N0
GarthST07/2ST07S002310338.95183499.96307.1772PILLAR01/06/1956101/06/1965N1Refixed 1987
GarthST07/2ST07S002310339.00183500.050.0002PILLAR01/06/193901Refixed 1956

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There are 57 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1682nd with 21 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.56/10 (from 80 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Jul 1988
Was Last logged: 10th Oct 2018

Of the 80 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 39m
The average error was 10m
The closest was 2m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 10th Oct 2018  16:11  by Mountain troop mcgivern

Gridref: ST 10300 83500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Mar 2018  17:15  by lolsmit

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Top defaced multiple times by some numbskull



Slightly damaged 26th Nov 2017  13:18  by Juliebfitness

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10




Slightly damaged 29th Sep 2017  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 31st May 2017  11:46  by newestindustry

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 9th Mar 2017  22:49  by RhianyddJenkins

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

©RhianyddJenkins


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:38  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 14th Jan 2017  10:45  by danbaker

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


Good condition 23rd Oct 2016  14:53  by ric.t1

Gridref: ST 10339 83498   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 25th Sep 2016  09:10  by ltrc

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


Slightly damaged 17th Sep 2016  12:01  by stignest

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

A very fine viewpoint. some chips but generally pretty good.


Not Logged 15th Aug 2016  16:38  by AsherMarley

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

asher and marley at trig


Good condition 13th Aug 2016  10:06  by jamiekeighley

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

Parked to South West. Easily found along wet tracks. Nice open spot with good views all around.

©jamiekeighley


Slightly damaged 22nd May 2016  10:21  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: ST 10340 83506   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

All sights open, cap filled with a scar running around it's South flank.. smashing views from this Bronze age tumuli.

Garth ..Cracking 360 view.


Good condition 1st May 2016  20:25  by steve.carnell

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

My most frequently visited trig point in the uk. One of my favourite doc walks and only 2 miles from home


Slightly damaged 12th Jan 2016  10:05  by mntainman

Gridref: ST 10337 83502   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Garth Hill


Slightly damaged 20th Nov 2015  12:03  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Nice hill, with round barrows on top as additional attraction.


Good condition 14th Jan 2015  00:00  by Plurp

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

visited many times whilst either Mtb or walking....Always parked by the Taffs Wells Inn and took great enjoyment in completing the journey from valley floor to Trigpoint. pillar in good condition


Slightly damaged 19th Dec 2014  12:08  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

What a great little hill with 360 degree views on a sunny day - reminds me a bit of Gray Hill near Wentwood to the east.

Nice panarama!
Who's Brian Davies?! ©Funk to Funky


Slightly damaged 5th Oct 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 10342 83508   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Also a County Top and a Marilyn


Slightly damaged 31st Jul 2014  16:00  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: ST 10342 83507   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 10th Feb 2014  14:30  by Harris Tweed

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Great views. Trig sat on a mound and is cracked. Found while caching in the area.

Garth. Feb 2014. ©Harris Tweed


Slightly damaged 20th Sep 2013  19:58  by imbamps

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Wonderful views in all directions


Not Logged 26th Jul 2013  19:50  by stumoo

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


Slightly damaged 4th Jun 2013  21:03  by mountain jack

Gridref: ST 10341 83498   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 28th Apr 2013  21:07  by glasfory

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Lovely views today, found while hunting nearby cache.

©glasfory


Slightly damaged 20th Apr 2013  16:00  by Merthyr_boy

Gridref: ST 10339 83498   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Damaged 2nd Feb 2013  11:35  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 10338 83503   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked up here from Taff's Well, then on to Craig yr Allt - both Marilyns. This is also a county top - of Cardiff UA. A stiff climb up from the valley floor, interesting winding through streets, over railway tracks (used and disused), rivers and dual cariageways, finally out onto the open grassland. The views are spectacular, south across the Bristol Channel to north Devon and Somerset - Steep and Flat Holm both clearly visible. Cardiff is laid out for all to see. Today was a stunningly clear day with blue skies - a lovely change from all the clag we've recently been having. Located on the top of a round barrow burial mound, one of 4 in the immediate area, the pillar is in a sorry state, with a severe crack running at FB level on 3 sides; cap has been replaced with tarmac plug; spider was defaced on 25 May 2008 by one Brian Davies (or a groupie of his); and there is a chunk missing from one of the top corners. I have demoted the pillar to 'damaged', will the adminers agree?

Pillar TP3324 - Sited on a Round Barrow burial mound©jonglew
Pillar TP3324©jonglew
Cracked Pillar Detail TP3324©jonglew
Spider TP3324©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP3324©jonglew


Slightly damaged 23rd Jan 2013  12:16  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Found my way up from Pentyrych through deep snow. Took lunch in the nearby igloo after.

Igloo


Slightly damaged 1st Jan 2012  15:45  by superswifteagle

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Would be good views of Cardiff but weather terrible today - heavy rain, mist and strong winds


Not Logged 21st Oct 2011  13:21  by wood owl

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


Not Logged 21st Oct 2011  13:21  by wood owl

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


Slightly damaged 30th Jul 2011  07:28  by Trigger

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

TP3324


Not Logged 19th Jul 2011  21:39  by PeterKirkwood

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


Good condition 28th Apr 2011  16:00  by Castle

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


Damaged 30th Dec 2010  12:30  by von-horst

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Significant (patched) crack around three sides of the pillar.

The flush bracket.
The trig point.


Slightly damaged 25th Sep 2010  17:25  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 19th Sep 2010  15:00  by ShortyTaffy

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Beautiful clear day to climb to the trig. Visited this one whilst completing some caches in the area. Well established paths to the trig from numerous directions. Wonderful views on a clear day. 1st Trig log.

My 1st
Number


Slightly damaged 15th Sep 2010  14:10  by Djinnsplace

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Cloudy and blustery today bagged this while caching. Seems to be a very popular place for lone walkers, I passed 4 others within 30 mins.


Slightly damaged 8th Sep 2010  14:00  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Geocaching on Garth Hill. Super views today. There's a crack running round three sides of the trig at drain level and the letters 'WR'gouged into the side, then cememted over.

Garth Trigpoint ©The Moor We Hunt...
Letters on one side of the trig ©The Moor We Hunt...


Slightly damaged 3rd Sep 2010  15:31  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: ST 10340 83507   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Big crack on three sides a third of the way up.

Garth Trig on top of tumulus, and info table.
Garth Asphalt cap and location.
Garth The FB.


Slightly damaged 16th Jul 2010  00:00  by Sprog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 3rd Jul 2010  12:55  by jonboy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Easy to access fron the south,good all round views.

kate& merlin ©jonboy


Not Logged 20th Mar 2010  15:00  by wmp 1

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Very cloudy today


Slightly damaged 12th Mar 2010  16:54  by g4wsb

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Slightly damaged 17th Oct 2009  15:00  by Shelfyowen

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Stunning views, and great pub in Gwaelod yr Garth

©Shelfyowen


Slightly damaged 17th Oct 2009  14:46  by dai

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10


Damaged 11th Sep 2009  10:45  by Dart More

Gridref: ST 10341 83506   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Great views on a lovely sunny day. Badly cracked


Slightly damaged 31st Aug 2009  10:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

The trigpoint sits atop the second of four Early-Middle Bronze Age Round Barrows, circa 2000BC

Trigpoint Wonderful August Bank Holiday weather!
Flush Bracket


Good condition 31st Dec 2008  10:24  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 8th Nov 2008  09:15  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

also took the easy route up from the south west. good views


Good condition 29th Oct 2008  14:00  by IantoThomas

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 21st Sep 2008  10:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Good morning warm up in pleasant morning sun.


Slightly damaged 19th Sep 2008  17:03  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 10330 83500   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Lovely hill, fine views.Took thr quick way up from the SW as pushed for time and the Spaniel knackered from yesterday! Good expansive views.Pillar good.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Slightly damaged 2nd Dec 2006  18:06  by The Brat Pack

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 15th Sep 2006  19:26  by kawaherp

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 12th Sep 2006  13:15  by write and mane

Gridref: ST 10342 83519   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Good all round views - in the attached image of the pillar, the view is looking north-west, with Beddau and Llantwit Fadre behind and the Ely Valley stretching into the distance. The main damage (see images) is a crack right across the pillar, seemingly on a construction joint between two concrete pours. It would not take a great effort to push the top off!

The pillar with views to north-west Note crack!©write and mane
Flush bracket ©write and mane
View of crack on side opposite flush bracket ©write and mane


Slightly damaged 21st Aug 2006  11:30  by sniffadogz

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Good views all around. Had visited a couple of months ago but came back today to get FTF at the nearby cache.


Slightly damaged 28th May 2006  12:05  by stevepammypoo

Gridref: ST 10341 83505   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Its was a bit of a climb for an old fart like me but it was well worth it. The scenery was stunning - The Brecon Beacons on one side and Cardiff bay on the other. GREAT

The Flush Bracket
The Trig Pillar
Trig Pillar and Burial Mound


Good condition 25th Feb 2006  12:45  by Trigs-R-us

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

A great day very windy on top good views over Cardiff and Castell Coch also the viewing platform at the Quarry was good.

It's a It's a It's a Trigggg Once upon a mound stood a lonely Trig all alone on that mound the Trig was sure to hold its ground.©Trigs-R-us
Gone with the wind Weebles wobble but they dont fall down.©Trigs-R-us
Julie enters the eye of the storm. The wind was surely in Julies willows.©Trigs-R-us


Slightly damaged 21st Jan 2006  18:18  by SebastienCale

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

One of my favourite places near Cardiff.


Slightly damaged 30th Dec 2005  22:16  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

tried to drive up the crazy hairpin- more like a fire escape, - impossible- walked up from the valley bottom, on the way down i passed a council van crashed into the barrier on the hairpin...


oooooops


Slightly damaged 18th Nov 2005  15:48  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Simple walk up not alot of parking (seems a trend for these S Wales trigs) good views but the level of cracing to my mind rates a downgrade


Good condition 14th Aug 2005  13:30  by v_corden@hotmail.com

Gridref: ST 10336 83500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Batteries flat on GPS so I rushed logging this one. Perhaps I'll go back soon. Excellent views and good access with well troden paths. Recorded a position of N51.54325 W3.29436 227m WGS84 and converts to ST1033683500 using OSTN02.


Slightly damaged 15th May 2005  00:00  by Bramley

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Good condition 3rd Apr 2005  15:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Sits on top of an ancient burial ground. Still got a crack in it around FB. A county top as well as a Marilyn if you are using a list of modern Welsh counties!

Garth Burial Mound Information
Garth Trig Point


Slightly damaged 13th Mar 2005  02:26  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

By starlight. 22nd Trig and 39th Marilyn, in 23 hrs 53 mins


Slightly damaged 13th Feb 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

crack at FB height, else intact, bitmac plug, fine tumuli, nice view - nice little hill, easily climbed


Good condition 28th Aug 2004  15:00  by cmb1953

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


Good condition 28th Jun 2004  15:00  by maurice

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good panoramic views


Good condition 23rd Jul 2002  12:00  by Crwydryn

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Concrete square, hole in top triangle filled in


Not Logged 8th Apr 2002  14:43  by Chalky

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


Good condition 16th Apr 2000  16:06  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 16th Apr 2000  16:06  by stewright

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


Slightly damaged 25th Sep 1999  12:00  by The Reverend

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 14th Aug 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Horizontal crack around top of FB.


Slightly damaged 12th Mar 1999  13:08  by arranc

Gridref: ST 10300 83500   FB Number: S2280  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 4th Sep 1997  14:34  by fasgadh

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

The hill that that Hugh Grant film was about - they filmed it on Gyrn Moelfre - but local legend has it that the tump was raised to get the hill over 1000' and as Monmouthshire was then officially England, that made it the first "mountain" in Wales. Utter tosh as the tump is Bronze age and a mountyain in Wales is an area of moorland/rough grazing and can be any height. On a marilyn bagging raid.. Some one else was on a car bagging raid and I caught them trying to break in to mine. 200 worth of damage - Heddlu De Cymru were not interested. Take care in South Wales. Oh - Cardiff Council Top as well.


Good condition 20th Jul 1997  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

S2280
S2280


Good condition 20th Jul 1988  13:26  by Cootking

FB Number: S2280  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Local hill from my time in south wales



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