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TP3417 - Gorsedd Bran
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Gorsedd BranSD30/2SD30S002296915.78359748.05517.8552PILLAR01/06/1946201/06/1958N0

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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 6057th with 40 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.46/10 (from 24 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Dec 1997
Was Last found intact: 19th Mar 2019
Was Last logged: 1st Sep 2019

Of the 24 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 50m
The average error was 14m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

no words
By stignest
By stignest
pillar decapitated
By stignest
showing damage
©Jeff Trig Point
Gorsedd Bran
By Aye Jimmy

By welsh rambler
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Logged Visits:

Damaged 1st Sep 2019  14:30  by stignest

FB Number: TP3417  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

**SIGNIFICANT RECENT DAMAGE** parked by gate on forestry track. (nb- dont park here- its a nightmare to pull back onto road) up field into rough heathery patch then into trees. found trig. see photos- someone has had a very sustained and determined go at it. Spider has been stolen, significant damage to the top of pillar. what sort of an *****ole does this?

damaged trig pillar now minus spider
no words for what purpose?....
pillar decapitated Spider now absent

Not Logged 21st Aug 2019  16:33  by Robert Kemp

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

Slightly damaged 19th Mar 2019  14:46  by slateloose

Gridref: SH 96900 59700   FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked at road junction north of boat house. Crossed road to forest track and gate on left into grass pasture. Walked northeast up along fence line to open access land continuing over fence looking for pieces of branches woven in fence wires mention in earlier logs. They are still there. 100m into wood to find trigpoint.

Slightly damaged 5th Feb 2019  12:45  by Jeff Trig Point

Gridref: SH 96913 59744   FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

In a small clearing surrounded by forestry. Pillar slightly damaged with crack on top and looks like some sort of calcification on side. OS plug with raised lettering.

©Jeff Trig Point
showing damage ©Jeff Trig Point

Slightly damaged 10th Jun 2018  14:49  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SH 96921 59754   FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Gorsedd Bran The TP. No sight holes open.
Gorsedd Bran The FB, of the BSM type.
Gorsedd Bran Top of trig, OS cap with raised letters.

Slightly damaged 20th Aug 2013  13:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Spider centre cap intact with raised lettering. Approached from forest edge to NW.

Slightly damaged 13th Aug 2013  15:43  by vegibagger

FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

This forest and HumP summit is now owned by the hubby of the woman I was walking with today. Looked at a pic of it in what looked like clear ground and false sense of it being easy to access. But bit of a nightmare. Wove three bits of branch into side fence to the NW where I entered the thick forest at the most westerly of the two slight rises on the nw forest boundary.

Slightly damaged 25th Jul 2013  10:40  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Came armed today with gloves, goggles, secateurs and tatty jacket. Needed them all. I wove some branches into the fence (200m NW) on my way out to show where to enter.

Good condition 20th Jul 2013  14:10  by arranc

Gridref: SH 96914 59747   FB Number: S3513  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Jul 2013  12:00  by Dun100an

FB Number: S3513  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Well hidden away this one.

Slightly damaged 16th Dec 2012  12:00  by Dun100an

FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Tricky to get to.

Good condition 10th Dec 2012  14:30  by welsh rambler

FB Number: 3513  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

It's a bugger of a trig to get to!

Good condition 15th Nov 2012  00:00  by Rupertal

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

Slightly damaged 16th Nov 2011  12:05  by Dusty

FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Mrs Dusty was not at all pleased. Crawling amongst the trees. Sox thought it great fun as did I. We took direct route from forest entrance which was not on hindsight the best bet. We returned via fields to Mrs Dustys relief.

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Spider and damage
Flush Bracket

Good condition 1st Jun 2011  11:00  by Andy West

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

Good condition 6th Mar 2011  09:35  by dugswell2

FB Number: S3513  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked on minor road to SW then up field beside conifer plantation. Climb into dense forest opposite rogue conifer in field before you reach highest point of field. Head in at right angles to gain trig.

Slightly damaged 17th Oct 2009  14:10  by Terry L

FB Number: S3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Top damaged. Metal plug [raised letters]. Trig well hidden in private forest [UPM Tilhill], but easily [& painlessly] found by following Glaslyn's instructions below - these are precise & accurate [except rope now gone]. Amazing place.

Gorsedd Bran pillar

Good condition 19th Jun 2009  13:02  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SH 96910 59740   FB Number: S3513  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Gets a 9 only because I found it! Tried the obvious approach from the N, but after 30 minutes crawling around (literally) in the Stika and getting very frustrated I retreated to the car. Then decided to give another go. Easy option follows: Take track from minor road junction at approx SH963597, follow track for approx 400m, branch left then follow to high point. Path crosses a gravelled turning area with a rope strung above. 25ft past this there is a break in the trees ( only 1 treeline wide) at (logged) SH 96982 59600. Follow this break to the N for 200 m which leads to a clearing. Cross diagonally then push through 20ft of trees to acees clearing with pillar. I hate these and have nightmares about getting lost in the forest with no one looking for me....dont do what I do make sure someone knows where you are !Glad its one less forest one to confront.Pillar is good and protected.


Slightly damaged 27th Oct 2008  00:00  by bogdodger

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

Good condition 27th Oct 2008  00:00  by caroleengel

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

Slightly damaged 2nd Apr 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S/3513  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Metal cap, small raised letters. Top damaged. Much easier to find on 2nd visit, 70m into spruce, in ~40m clearing

S3513 fb ©peregrinus
S3513 top ©peregrinus
S3513 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 5th May 2003  16:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: SH 96930 59750   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Good luck to anyone heading this way. You are going to encounter arboreal hell. Keep pushing the sitka/grovelling and you may find the clearing with the normal intact concrete pillar.

Good condition 2nd May 1998  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: 3513  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Partially buried. Plug with raised lettering.

Not Logged 28th Dec 1997  12:00  by peregrinus

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

Prickly but found it! small clearing a few m into plantn - summit buried in Sitka spruce, wide view

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