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TP4854 - Moel Bentyrch
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Moel BentyrchSO19/10SO19S010305597.18309496.58335.5842PILLAR01/06/1959201/06/1959N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 913th with 38 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.93/10 (from 28 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Apr 1983
Was Last logged: 9th Jun 2019

Of the 28 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 97m
The average error was 24m
The closest was 3m

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Good condition 9th Jun 2019  17:15  by painterman61

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked lower than the farm and followed waymarked track to the east.Yet again super 360 panoramic views trig in vgc.

Trig ©painterman61
Trig ©painterman61
Top ©painterman61
Fb ©painterman61
Looking back from the nearby hump summit ©painterman61

Not Logged 16th Feb 2018  13:26  by DeniseMc

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 16th Feb 2018  13:17  by RichardM

Gridref: SJ 05596 09500   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Four Crosses via field path then steep rough springy grass to the more interesting banded rocks (more difficult than they first appear!) Great views from summit. High point 60m WNW of trig pillar.

Good condition 29th Apr 2017  15:28  by trigging on an island

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Just enough time to leg it up here and still cycle over to Welshpool for the 1656 train home (but it was close). Delightful view and one I'd love to come back to savour again and again.

Not Logged 30th May 2016  13:25  by kat04

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

Not Logged 18th Jul 2015  16:00  by stignest

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

as good a view as youd imagine.. the path up from the farms a bit precarious in places but aside from that an easy stroll. save for a dry and clear day. trig in vgc. higher spot 20m west.

Good condition 3rd Apr 2015  08:55  by Dusty

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Spoke to the farmer at the pillar. He found the construction of the pillar most interesting. He had given it a coat of paint 2 years ago and intends to paint it again later this year.

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Good condition 22nd Aug 2013  08:31  by THE CYCLIST

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Start of an 11 day holiday heading out to Pembrokeshire. Caught train out to Welshpool and a short stop at Llanfair Ceirinion for coffee. A stiff and sweaty climb up the footpath diagonally across steep hillside before doubling back to pillar. Panorama of surrounds and a chance to really get into the holiday mood!

Good condition 14th May 2013  05:54  by Trigger

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


Good condition 5th May 2013  14:10  by ocean soul

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked other side of A458 near Pentrych .. Obvious path up side of hill then short stroll to pillar .. Excellent views ..

Good condition 25th Nov 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SJ 05601 09502   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 19th Oct 2012  12:30  by cmb1953

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 2nd Oct 2012  14:00  by Chalky

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Painted white and spider centre cap with raised letters

Good condition 7th Apr 2012  16:15  by sheepsocks

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked just beyond the farm, took the diagonal path up the east side, quite loose, but no bracken yet. Two peregrine falcons (?) kept an eye on us from the crags. Along the nearside of the ridge fence to keep in access land then hopped over for final ascent.

Good condition 19th Mar 2012  15:43  by tom

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar stands on the grassy summit of an isolated prominent hill to the west of Welshpool. The trig is mostly painted white. It has FB 10347 and the spider is plugged by a metal cap with raised narrow lettering. I parked at Coed Cefn-golau to the south of Four Crosses. The hillside was ascended by the path on its eastern craggy scarp. The path is narrow and the surface is loose in places but thankfully it was clear of bracken. There is a 360 view over innumerable green rolling hills from the trig. It looks over the valleys of the Einion and Banwy to the east. The peaks of Snowdon could be seen in the north; the Breiddens and the Long Mountain in the east; Stiperstones and Corndon Hill in the south east; the ridge of the Kerry Hills in the south and Cader Idris in the west. The summit has some small banks and ditches associated with an Iron Age enclosure.

Good condition 3rd Jan 2010  11:00  by RichardL

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A great little hill, that I've often passed by on the way to larger things further west; it's well worth an hour's walk for the view from here, and the improbable footpath that finds its way back down the eastern scarp of the hill.

Good condition 25th Jul 2009  10:11  by TomL

Gridref: SJ 05601 09501   FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Not to be recommended up the direct diagonal path at this time of year as the bracken is over head height and trying to shove you down the hill. Trig in excellent complete with plug and a xmas wreath. Excellent views. Both footpaths to the north are non existant from the top other than 20 yards of the 2nd one so back down the main path.

Moel Bentyrch 250709 ©TomL

Good condition 25th Nov 2007  12:35  by sven

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Despite closeness to the road parking can be tricky. Ascent is not for the faint hearted from the south aspect. Geologists will revel in the nature of the rocks - shelf sediments tending to deeper water from the Lower P Palaeozoic times and also the dip/strike relationships. I think that Sagina nivalis (2000) needs to examine the rocks again - they are sedimentary not igneous. An excellent location!

Good condition 25th Nov 2007  12:35  by aeh39

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Driven past it enough times - good walk upto the top, although footpath down to the north seems to be non-existent.

OB07 Happy group of walkers!©aeh39
Sven & Co ©aeh39
FB moel Bentyrch ©aeh39

Good condition 12th Aug 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

minor (?shrinkage) cracking around top & FB; metal cap, wide raised letters. Fine little hill, lovely view. Moderately brackeny slopes this time of year.

Good condition 9th Nov 2006  14:12  by Keith Stevens

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very steep climb from narrow lane to SE, rocky outcrops all the way round with a crumbling diagonal path that was always falling away. Parked 250m from the pillar, but it took 45 mins up and down. Good condition, original plug, fabulous views to Cader Idris and the Berwyns. Private, but regularly visited with hop over wire fence at top.

Moel Bentyrch pillar
Moel Bentyrch hill from SE

Good condition 1st Apr 2006  12:05  by mickandshane

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

We parked at Four Crosses on the B road. Walked down the bridle path (a bit blocked by hedge laying arisings) then up the steep diagonal path to the top of the hill, a bit loose as previously mentioned. Nice trig with good views. Plug with raised lettering.

Good condition 29th Mar 2006  17:00  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A somewhat eventful trip having completed the hirnant circuit 8 tops one trig, I thought I woul call in here on my way home. With no obvious stop points by Gelli I turned round and pulled into a sloping gate to take stock only ten minutes later to be hauled out by the farmerhaving got well and truely stuck a few minutes banter later he was happy to let me park "so long as you dont block in the machinery. The Fp up across the face is as said elsewhare little more than a sheep track and very loose in places, add the summer bracken and it is realy one for decent boots especially in the wet. Trig itself is in good shap just below the main summit.

Good condition 25th Feb 2006  15:03  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SJ 05590 09490   FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Excellent views from the pillar which is just East and below the summit.Initially thought i would walk in from a RUPP to the NE ,this has recently aquired several new stiles ,sadly it still need waders or a canoe to cross the Afon Banwy! This approach would be fine i think in mid summer only,maybe they are planning a bridge or stepping stones otherwise the new stiles a bit wasted! Anyway retraced and drove around to the South of the pillar,a few fields and a sharp climb through braken takes you to the top.The views are 360 degree and worth the effort.


Good condition 30th May 2004  12:42  by discjirm

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This is an absolutely superb little pillar, standing proud on top of the abrupt hill of Moel Bentyrch near the A458(T) road. There is a fotpath that runs nearby from the farm at Gelli, but this runs northwards up the eastern flank of the hill and is steep, overgrown and narow. I was wearing trainers and no socks, and it was not an easy walk; it may be better to tackle the hill from the footpath from the north. The views form the top are superb and made the climb well worth making; many of the surorunding high hills are clearly visible.

Moel Bentyrch flush bracket. Moel Bentyrch flush bracket.©discjirm
Moel Bentyrch trig point. Moel Bentyrch trig point.©discjirm
Moel Bentyrch trig point. Moel Bentyrch trig point.©discjirm
Moel Bentyrch trig point. Moel Bentyrch trig point.©discjirm

Not Logged 5th Feb 2000  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - lovely volcanic hill

Good condition 16th May 1999  13:42  by arranc

Gridref: SJ 05500 09500   FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Friendly farmer confirmed public footpath through farmyard. Mare and foal in field. Upward traverse under crags to flattening top and around over grass and 1 wire fence. Dull views. Column 100 yards E of top.

Good condition 30th Apr 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: 10347  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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