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TP4439 - Little Doward
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Little DowardSO52/T40SO52T040353824.67216125.07220.8763PILLAR01/06/1954101/04/1959N0

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There are 30 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2594th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.25/10 (from 44 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd May 1981
Was Last logged: 11th Jan 2018

Of the 44 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 35m
The average error was 13m
The closest was 2m

MONMOUTH MONMOUTH Llancrwn Llancrwn Great Doward Great Doward Glaslyn Glaslyn arranc arranc The Coachmans Pair The Coachmans Pair RichardM RichardM wrose wrose caroleengel caroleengel andypad andypad Ramblingpaul Ramblingpaul Little Doward Little Doward [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 11th Jan 2018  11:02  by dadu 13

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A really nice walk up through the woods from the carpark, saw deer and some longhorned cattle at the bottom of the field.

©dadu 13

Not Logged 27th Sep 2017  14:08  by Portia142

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

Not Logged 8th Jan 2017  15:30  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

nice views amongst ancient fortifications. Accessed via Woodland Trust paths

Good condition 8th Jan 2017  15:10  by RichardM

Gridref: SO 53825 16127   FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Woodland path from King Arthur's Cave, extensive Iron age hill fort, great views.

Good condition 27th Oct 2016  15:05  by Wenglishwanderers

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Geocaching nearby on a wonderful October afternoon. Parked at the start of the trail on the west side and walked up. Amazing views of surrounding forest full of autumn colours.

Little Doward Trig

Good condition 20th Oct 2016  10:57  by wrose

Gridref: SO 53825 16132   FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nothing really to add other than to confirm that it is still there and in good condition.

S7014 Little Doward Pillar.
S7014 Little Doward Flush Bracket.
S7014 Little Doward Plug.

Good condition 16th Jul 2016  15:30  by andypad

Gridref: SO 53830 16127   FB Number: 7014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 7th Jul 2015  19:51  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Started out up footpath very close to crossroads at Crocker's Ash. This reaches last houses in Little Doward and wide vehicle track into woods. At junction with another track headed directly uphill, over wall and right on further vehicle track. Bench in view and heading for this the pillar is in sight to your left. Outlook largely blocked by woods.

Not Logged 9th May 2015  19:00  by WHITEDEER

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 20th Apr 2015  09:50  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 53827 16134   FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 9th Apr 2015  15:07  by cavinguk

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Enjoyable geocaching circuit took us to this cache. Wonderful hill with lots of interest and great views.

Good condition 28th Oct 2014  10:30  by Rupertal

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

Good condition 8th Oct 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 53826 16131   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st May 2014  17:33  by von-horst

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found whilst caching nearby...

The trigpoint. ©von-horst
The view ©von-horst

Good condition 24th Apr 2014  12:03  by The Coachmans Pair

Gridref: SO 53817 16125   FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Out doing a geocaching trail around the Little Doward. Some lovely views from here on a very pleasant day.

The pillar ©The Coachmans Pair
My Geocoin on top ©The Coachmans Pair

Good condition 22nd Apr 2014  12:10  by Kerry&James

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Our first actual log of a Trig point. We spend time geocaching but never thought to log any Trig points we have come across. Will be looking out for them now :)

Time for a rest between caches!! Our first 'actual' find!

Good condition 13th Apr 2014  17:00  by lackofluke

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at Symond's Yat, walked down to the river, over the footbridge and then up to the trig. Had the hill to myself while I was there.

Good condition 10th Apr 2014  13:31  by Harris Tweed

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Visited while caching.

Not my hound! April 2014. A few people caching near the trig today.©Harris Tweed

Good condition 29th Dec 2013  11:49  by Trigpoint100

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Circular walk from National Lottery entrance across Little Doward (sadly no white cattle) to King Arthur's Cave, Biblins and back along the river. Another wonderfully sunny day with good views S from trig, rest surrounded by trees. S s/hole open, metal cap deep letters, significant remains of white paint, vgc. [Called in St Giles Goodrich on our return, FB 0418 all present and correct].

Good condition 8th Oct 2013  18:20  by Chalky

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Centre cap with indented lettering. White cattle similar to Chillingham grazing on summit.

Good condition 27th Jan 2013  14:12  by theblack

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

From National Lottery entance on forest tracks.

Good condition 1st Dec 2012  11:44  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A very quiet spot - lovely. The trig is very obvious given the lack of trees and is in good condition.

Good condition 6th Oct 2012  14:44  by jonglew

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked on a minor road just off the A40(T) at Crocker's Ash to the north of the hill, a HuMP. Zig-zagged up the hill to the summit on well marked, if muddy, paths. Extensive earthworks on the hill, on which the pillar was sited. Hill top is grazed by a herd of very good natured (docile) white park cattle, a rare breed not seen very often (unless you watch the BBC's Countryfile programme where they feature regularly on Adam's Farm). Map shows the hill to be heavily wooded, but it's actually quite pleasant and open at the top giving good views. Tricky return down the western side of the hill to the war memorial at Ganarew Cross, then a 700m section of road walking to knock the mud off the boots to regain the car.

Pillar TP4439©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4439©jonglew

Good condition 14th Sep 2011  17:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Used the lottery entery used by Woodland Trust to WNW at SO5340716300 to gain paths to summit cleared by cattle graizing.

Good condition 29th Jan 2011  10:00  by DanTrig

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

Bagged trig on a 15 mile walk around the forest along with Coppet Hill trig, thought this one would be a lot harder to get to but it had trails leading straight to trig and the trees had been felled.


Good condition 18th Apr 2010  11:00  by arranc

Gridref: SO 53800 16100   FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Oct 2009  13:15  by Stevie Boy

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

3rd visit. Parked up Symonds Yat Rock taking in the famous views (again) before walking down to the Wye where I caught the ferry to the other bank. Followed this through the Biblins before striking up the Doward.Unlike the crowds at the Yat I had this peak all to myself. Lovely Autum colours. Revisited King Arthurs Cave & the Seven Sisters Rocks before returning via the footbridge.

Good condition 11th Apr 2009  13:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Recent tree felling means that,unlike last summer, finding the trig is now very easy & also gives nice views. Also revisited King Arthurs Cave & the Seven Sisters Rocks with stunning views of the Wye.Lovely,sunny day & my little boy loved it too!

picnic 221m

Good condition 16th Feb 2009  09:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Trigpoint on rampart of hill fort

Good condition 31st Dec 2008  14:50  by gowrie

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in layby and entrance to Woodland Trust woods to the west of the TP on minor road. Broadly followed line of substantial wall upwards and attacked from it to the TP on seeing the ramparts of the hill fort. There are now views as there has been a huge amount of tree clearance on and around the fort. The clearance makes the TP most visible arriving from the West - though with all the trees clothed in hoar frost and the TP being a faded white and it still being foggy - even though it is just in the cleared area it was not obvious until about 50m away. Marks more for atmosphere on the day rather than view

Good condition 26th Jul 2008  12:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Started off at King Arthurs Cave,next stop the Seven Sisters cliffs then down to the footbridge at the Biblins before following the Wye back.Then took the steep ascent to the top.Nice trig but not easy to find (just keeping heading up) & lots of stinging nettles & brambles to put up with. Limited views,mainly to the Forest & Monmouth.

Good condition 4th Dec 2007  00:00  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Took a break on the drive from Aylesbury to Cardiff for this one easy access off the main road and parking by the turning in the small hamlet. Careful following of tracks takes you to within 20m then its a simple climb up a bank.

Good condition 20th Oct 2007  14:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I took the straight up the hill from the gateway route, using the wall as a handline, to near the top. As I paused to relocate, a large deer with foot long antlers emerged from the trees and bound away. I looked up to see where it had come from and saw the TP above me.

Good condition 3rd Sep 2007  18:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It took a while to locate this one as it of off the path and overgrown all round. There are no views from the summit which are about 10 meters away on a little bank behind the dead tree. I was a buzzard in the woods on the way up.

Good condition 12th Sep 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 2/10


Good condition 5th Sep 2006  13:15  by Managra

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 31st Jul 2006  10:30  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Had a day off from work and took a day off from Geocaching to spend the day Trigpointing. Lovely walk up through the woods. Hadn't known about trigpointing when we came here for the Geocache. Good excuse to come back.

Booboo on trig. ©The Flying Boots
©The Flying Boots

Good condition 30th Jun 2006  20:42  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

After doing maintenance on one of our caches at King Arthur's Cave (GCWCDP) I brought the dogs up here. Easily reached the trig, which is in a clearing, via loads of paths through woodland, though I did end up coming back down a private drive. Met the owner who was more than pleasant. Shame about the road noise from the A40 and the lack of views, otherwise a lovely place.

Sid at the trig ©SidAndBob

Good condition 11th Dec 2005  14:25  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 53800 16100   FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On the edge of old fort ramparts in the trees,no GPS signal and forestry always a bit of a pig but found easier than expected .Parked at Ganarew then headed along{new?} forestry path for half mile then just kept going uphill! Seemed to work,made a hash of return but that was the fog....honest..


Good condition 6th Aug 2005  11:45  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at a layby on the minor road at the start of the path which leads to King Arthur's Cave. After passing the caves (which are larger than I'd anticipated) we headed to the trig by following paths and keeping to the east side of the wood. Public access isn't a problem as the woods are managed by the Woodlwnd Trust. We ended up just behind Little Doward Farm and then headed up to the left until we got to a clearing. Take the path to the right and this skirts the hillfort. Just before it starts dropping down you should be able to see the trig on your left at the top of a bit of a bank,(vegetation permitting). Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Good condition 19th Feb 2005  14:15  by desperate dan

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Interesting hill fort remains but sadly no view from the southernmost Herefordshire trig point.

Good condition 1st Dec 2004  12:22  by Dalect

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trees have now grown on the Little Doward therefore views are limited. Work is underway to clear the site which should improve excellent views over the next couple of years.

Good condition 4th Jan 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc; metal cap - wdld summit; narrow crest 50m E of & c.3m higher than TP; no view

Good condition 2nd May 1981  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S7014  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

White painted pillar in thick wood across the A40(T) from self-catering accomodation at Ganarew House Hotel.

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