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TP4863 - Moel Tonmawr
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Moel TonmawrST07/T9ST07T009283236.23187064.32319.6713PILLAR01/06/1956101/06/1963N0
Moel TonmawrST07/T9ST07T009283236.35187064.320.0003PILLAR01/06/193901Refixed 1956

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There are 14 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 16281st with 79 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 4.57/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Sep 2004
Was Last logged: 11th Sep 2019

Of the 21 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 14m
The average error was 7m
1 was exact

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Moel Tonmawr

By asbown


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Logged Visits:

Good condition 11th Sep 2019  15:26  by paulxtr

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Mynydd Margam following forest tracks then along the firebreak which leads SW to the trig. A gloomy spot.

Moel Tonmawr ©paulxtr

Good condition 21st Jan 2019  11:45  by gower lad

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

entered old plantation from SW and found trig using compass situated in what would have been the major brake in the forestry block running at 50 degrees

Good condition 2nd May 2017  12:02  by asbown

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

parked at the end of the road to the south and followed tracks until about 100 metres north of the pillar then just headed south as best as possible, easy enough to spot.

Good condition 2nd May 2017  12:02  by The reluctant trigger

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

Good condition 16th May 2016  16:56  by underhill

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 21st Apr 2016  17:47  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SS 83236 87064   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 5th Mar 2015  15:36  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SS 83235 87070   FB Number: S2327  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

real slog from sw. no easy option for this one


Good condition 24th Nov 2014  16:14  by protheroes

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

bit of a slog, as many have said. too many new trees to give a view

Good condition 29th Jun 2014  19:00  by PlasmaWave

Gridref: SS 83249 87070   FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Had been trying to find an elusive multi-stage geocache and noticed I would pass this TP on route back ... however, it was not easy to access the TP due to the dense conifer plantation. Initially tried the closest direct route but a barbed wire fence stopped that approach, so worked my way back to a public footpath across the plantation via a field gate. Walked a long way trying to find a chink in the trees, but it was not quick or straight forward. No views once at the TP, or at least nothing interesting since it consisted of just trees! Great views on the walk to and from the area though.

Good condition 29th Jun 2013  11:50  by jonglew

Gridref: SS 83235 87067   FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Awkward trig to get to due to state of the forest, either young conifers impossible to breach, or the old, partially felled conifer plantation with it's treacherously uneven and boggy ground. Parked up at the forest car park E, good forest vehicle tracks until 400m from trig, then a plunge through the forest fortunately on an old track NE of trig, and exiting forest on another old track heading due W from trig. Pillar is covered with moss but otherwise in good condition; no cap or plug; 1 sight hole open. Surrounded by conifers, no views.

Pillar TP4863©jonglew
Spider TP4863©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP4863©jonglew

Good condition 2nd Nov 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SS 83237 87076   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From minor road to east (combined with Mynydd Margam and Mynydd Brombil) @ ST 845883, using mapped paths/tracks. Track immediately north of trig overgrown but no brambles. Very easy clear break thru' forest from ST 834873

Good condition 5th Sep 2012  11:00  by kawaherp

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached from margam park end and found the forestry I needed but finding a way in proved a little more difficult as there did not seam to be a path in and trees where too close together to get through eventually while following the fence line found a gate and what looked like a 4x4 track going in managed to follow this track all the way to trig

missing plug ©kawaherp

Not Logged 28th Jan 2012  09:35  by ltrc

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

Good condition 15th Jan 2012  13:45  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

I'm just glad I had a GPS with me for this one. Came in from the west through 300m of growing and felled trees. Saw some deer. Trig lies on a triack that headed out north. As we intersected another path we saw a gent in a posh coat dissapearing off to the left. That's weird - it's the middle of nowhere. Batteled through trees till we got to the path we wanted to be on for Mynydd Machen.

Good condition 3rd Jul 2010  16:00  by Eclectic Penguin

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

Parked up in the forestry car park about 1km east of the trig point. Walk started out on gravel paths but towards the end degenerated into a slog through recently felled forestry and finally via an exceedingly rotten area of forestry before finally reaching the small grassy area where the trig point stands. Not much of a view any more...

Good condition 14th Jun 2010  14:30  by Dusty

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Forestry workers clearing large area but not where trigpoint is located.

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Good condition 16th Dec 2006  11:00  by sniffadogz

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

I was in the area placing a cache so thought I'd just pop along to visit this. I didn't have the coordinates and hadn't reckoned with the vegitation so ended up phoning home to get the grid ref - but circled in on it befire they got back to me! Not much of a view!!

Good condition 5th Nov 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug, in low branches at edge of tussocky ride, 70m SW of where it crosses summit. V attractive approach from SW.

Good condition 19th Mar 2006  14:00  by

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Tough one to find even with a GPS. After going round in circles, I found it by getting a good bearing with a GPS and then following that bearing with a compass. Did not bother to get a location because of treecover.


Good condition 2nd Oct 2004  13:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2327  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

This one took a bit of finding but it is still there. Half the forest has been cut down so head up to the highest point of this. There's a discernible glade in the remaining forest heading roughly South East and the trig is along here about a hundred yards on the right hand side. It's partly hidden by a tree and just below the highest point, hence our difficulty finding it (Shane succeeded in the end though!). Plug with heavily indented lettering.

Couldn't find it 30th Sep 2004  19:15  by r.j.ogle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 0/10

Lots of trees, did not have GPS. Tree stumps were decieving.

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