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TP4875 - Moel-Y-Gest
 
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Type :
Condition :
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Flush Bracket :
S8380
OSGB36 Station :
SH62/18
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4875
County :
Gwynedd
Nearest town :
PORTHMADOG

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Moel-Y-GestSH62/18SH62S018254924.22338905.65262.1272PILLAR01/06/1956201/06/1956N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 340th with 4 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.35/10 (from 68 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th Apr 1983
Was Last found intact: 1st Jul 2019
Was Last logged: 11th Jul 2019

Of the 68 logged visits,
16 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 247m
The average error was 22m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 11th Jul 2019  10:03  by Robert Kemp

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


Good condition 1st Jul 2019  01:01  by samanthachilcott

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


Good condition 4th May 2019  19:00  by painterman61

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Phenomenal views here in the evening sun trig in natural stone in vgc marilyn summit on Rock 10m away.

trig ©painterman61
top ©painterman61
cap ©painterman61
fb ©painterman61
Trig from the marilyn summit. ©painterman61


Good condition 17th Apr 2019  09:30  by DanTrig

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

Parked in industrial estate, up very enjoyable steep path then along ridge to summit and trig, clear but very hazy so views restricted, took a wrong turning on way up because there are hundreds of paths going everywhere, descended by the same route and took the wrong path twice. Hot and sunny.


Good condition 21st Aug 2018  13:00  by Andy West

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


Slightly damaged 16th Jul 2018  16:20  by ger

Gridref: SH 54928 38911   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Approach from SSE (verge parking), initially along a good track. Shapely stone built pillar has sizeable chunks of screed missing at two top corners.


Good condition 31st Dec 2017  13:09  by Pritch227

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

wonderful ,nice walk up to this,views everywhere.

©Pritch227
©Pritch227


Good condition 31st Dec 2017  13:09  by WuzzerL

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

©WuzzerL


Slightly damaged 20th Jul 2017  15:32  by stignest

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

another pillar with a fabulous view. hard to mark it down but as the hill it sits atop is somewhat a tiddler it seems wrong to mark as high as Bwlch Mawr. Pillar itself is a bit unusual in that its quite fat at the base and more sharply tapered. flowers in inset jamjar at base for persons unknown.


Good condition 5th May 2017  14:16  by Downfaller

Gridref: SH 54929 38912   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Liked this one - especially since all trigs this week have been above 700m - Parked nr the travel lodge and up the PROW onto the hill, lovely walk up and traverse across the outcrop to be greeted by a splendid traditional stone built pillar with brilliant 360 views. All metal work intact but some exposure to one leg of the spider Excellent visibility on a lovely sunny day.

Trig pillar ©Downfaller
Spider ©Downfaller


Slightly damaged 5th May 2017  00:00  by nozzer

Gridref: SH 54927 38908   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

walk up from travelogue


Good condition 2nd Mar 2017  14:36  by slateloose

Gridref: SH 54900 38900   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked near Travelodge on industrial estate. Followed footpath up through woods from the road, turning off this path to walk west towards the trig point. There are lot of paths on the hill some more defined then others. Take care quarry edges.


Not Logged 19th Nov 2016  13:18  by kat04

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

©kat04


Slightly damaged 16th Oct 2016  13:23  by sven

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

A re-visit brought about by my submission of my photograph of the pillar to the OS for the #trigpoint80 celebrations. It forms the banner for my Twitter account and is one of my favourite locations. I won a trigpoint80 teeshirt for the photo and was asked by the OS to submit it.


Good condition 14th Oct 2016  17:32  by mntainman

Gridref: SH 54926 38904   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A great Hill and trig for a recovery day from Nuttalls after the Tesco shop. Unusual shaped pillar made from local stone. Condition good but looks worn as I am sure it has done for many years and many years to come.

Moel Gest


Good condition 3rd May 2016  17:07  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice stone trig on a super little hill.


Slightly damaged 3rd May 2016  13:47  by VinceTP

Gridref: SH 54923 38909   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10


Good condition 28th Mar 2016  16:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Good condition 25th Sep 2015  16:15  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SH 54924 38906   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked in big layby on main road short walk to gate and then up lane past houses then up open field to gate up steep to trig


Good condition 24th Jun 2015  14:33  by greenbell

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Another distinctive rounder top local stone trig, done from sea level to the marilyn top - worst thing was the bracken and useless signage at the caravan park - look for the rubble and foxgloves!

Cloud everywhere Great views to sea and courtesy of the Rhinogs the previous day know how great the views must be.


Good condition 8th Jun 2015  12:50  by ocean soul

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Up rows from road to West .. Splendid views ..


Good condition 28th Apr 2015  11:30  by gs48

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A good walk rewarded with splendid views

©gs48
©gs48
©gs48
©gs48


Good condition 3rd Feb 2015  14:42  by Whats the Point

Gridref: SH 54914 38902   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Busy up here today. Good path from the south. Well busy if you count a school party seen on the way up, two separate chaps and a dog at the pillar and another two wandering the hills. A great little challenge that looks very impressive approaching from Cricieth. Looking back at some old notes I found that I'd first been up here on 16th Aug 1975. Can't remember the hill but can remember camping at Black Rock Sands in a 2CV.

Moel-Y-Gest


Good condition 20th Nov 2014  19:15  by mattcymru

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

Came up from layby by Porthmadog industrial estate on a497. Long slog up and fair distance between smaller summit and trig point. Very rocky and slippy. way back down was difficult couldnt find a path! so bit of dangerous scrambling down rocks back to a497. diffrent looking trig and super views to Llyn, Rhinogs, Moelwyns. Path opposite small layby past pentrefelin appears to be blocked by trees? hard work..


Good condition 15th Sep 2014  10:45  by The Reverend

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


Good condition 12th Apr 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SH 54929 38911   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From lay-by to north on A497 - SH546396 - south-side. Then as Sven


Good condition 3rd Sep 2013  16:29  by catman

Gridref: SH 54932 38902   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Up from Tyddyn Llwyn Hotel. Straightforward path all the way to the top . Great mini mountain and great views.


Slightly damaged 20th Aug 2013  17:37  by vegibagger

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

As with previous advice come from west and round to the south on the tack and path,BUT importantly look for the tall narrow rusty gate in the top right hand corner of the field ne, which leads to a steep narrow path up through the gorse and then continues upward right to the stile at the top right hand corner of the top field before the final step bit to the summit.


Good condition 4th Apr 2013  12:16  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Fantastic hill and wonderful views.


Good condition 9th Jan 2013  11:46  by sven

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

A troublesome bag this one. After stumbling through some of the wettest pasture, then ascending directissima I concluded after descent back to the car the best access is from the main road having parked in the large lay-by just down from the railway bridge. Go through the gated access adjacent to the woodland (GR543396), up to the PRoW. Follow the clear track past the housing on R towards and passed Bron-y-Foel. Through the gate with the lovely Welsh for "Shut the gate Please" sign on it. Continue up the track, through another gate, until you arrive in an area of open ground. A solitary slate gatepost in a field on the L will tell you when to traverse diagonally towards the Access Land. There is a vague path which becomes clearer as you near the steep ground. Your ultimate aim is a stile over the wall half way up to the summit - GR55153875. The path is now clear and direct to the summit cairn and pillar. Return the same way if in a car. The route up from the minor road to the west is best on the track into the woodland between the private gated access to a stylish house and the PRoW near the chapel which has been converted to a house. Parking is limited on this minor road. The views, as this morning, are stupendous and all the better compared to yesterday's dousing rain. 10 points awarded for the loftiness, and view point magnificence from such a lowish hill. A classic "Wainwright type fell" worth climbing.

View North to Moel Hebog
Translation is easy


Good condition 10th Jul 2012  08:23  by tommo

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

(78)visited while in Wales for the week, walked up via the golf course , poor visiblity but possible to see across to Harlech when mist lifts, stone pillar good condition


Good condition 6th May 2012  17:24  by vegibagger

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

what a delight this little rocky hill is, though for the second day in a row, gorse featured and almost became a problem as I'd put on shorts. The west crags weren't the best way up as I found when exploring what it would be like more directly down the south side and immediately found a steep path that evntually led down through some high gorse and out through a gate onto the field for us to then curve west back round the west end back to the road. interesting that there was carving on the stone built pillar but also carved into the spider and some interesting damage to bits of the flush bracket numbers and letters.


Good condition 21st Sep 2011  09:52  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SH 54920 38900   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 8th Sep 2011  18:40  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker
Anyone fancy a bit of Greek? ©stonestreaker


Good condition 9th Aug 2011  08:17  by Particle

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great views on clear morning. Cycled from Criccieth and walked up footpath from northwest, then followed round to ascend from the south. Took the direct route back down.


Good condition 15th Jul 2011  12:14  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I visited this excellent little hill as part of a circular walk from Porthmadog, coming up from the south at Morfa Bychan. The views to the surrounding mountains were outstanding and it was interesting too to look down on the course of the new bypass nearing completion. I returned to Porthmadog the quick way through the bracken and so had plenty of time to spare to visit the nearby Ynys Cerig-Duan trig pillar.


Good condition 7th May 2011  00:00  by Sprog

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


Good condition 30th Apr 2011  16:15  by sky high boys

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Superb wee hill with tremendous views. Spent a week climbing around N Wales (Tremadog, The Cromlech, Idwal and Lliwedd). Walked up from Black Sands campsite by the beach, hot and windy day.

Trig looking towards Snowdon
Moel-Y-Gest from the top of Tremadog cliffs


Good condition 16th Oct 2010  15:20  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SH 54909 39153   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

windy day, a family group had found the Geocache, we all added our names, GPS very slow, nothing wanted to play


Good condition 4th Sep 2010  07:55  by g4wsb

Gridref: SH 54931 38911   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at SH5464839653 cycle track to last gate in field, walked to small red gate then climb to top.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Good condition 1st Jun 2010  13:00  by oceanblue07970

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Fantastic views and an exhilarating walk!


Good condition 15th Apr 2010  00:00  by gwynmoseley

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 9th Jun 2009  14:46  by Martin Griffiths - DPFR

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Went to stop at caravan site near by, ran to this everyday during my holiday, in rain and sun, love this view up the estuary, managed to get two of my nieces Alice and Laura to the top on the last night before we left.


Good condition 1st Feb 2009  11:14  by Terry L

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Unusual kiln-shaped stone pillar. Metal plug [raised letters, but partly eroded]. Public. Access Land. Impressive hill dominates Porthmadog. Approach along public footpath from north west, from which a wide clear grassy track climbs the hillside. Final ascent by good, if steep, footpath from south east. No scrambling involved.

Moel-Y-Gest pillar


Good condition 20th Sep 2008  18:35  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SH 54926 38908   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Pleasant amble across fields, then steep scramble up rocks and gorse to finish. Superb viewpoint. The cap had an undecipherable raised motif.

Moel y Gest The setting sun.
Moel y Gest Embossed cap.
Moel y Gest Nice viewpoint.
Moel y Gest Flush bracket.


Good condition 3rd Aug 2008  09:00  by lost!

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A nice climb and scramble to get here from Porthmadog. Rugged looking stone trig with great views.


Good condition 22nd May 2008  14:20  by tom

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stone built pillar on a rocky, grassy hill top; it has a metal cap with wide raised lettering and an indistinguishable engraving in the centre and has FB S8380. The hill was reached by means of the footpath through the woodlands from the layby next to the speed limit sign for Porthmadog on the road to Criccieth. The paths to the trig pass through some ferns and involve a little light scrambling. The trig overlooks the low ground towards Tremadog and the rock face of Allt-wen to the north and between nearby rocks southwards to the beach and estuary. Further afield the view encompasses the mountains of the Lleyn and Snowdonia and the coastline of the southern Lleyn and Tremadog Bay.


Good condition 26th Jan 2008  16:35  by cavinguk

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

Great views of the estuary and the mountains of Snowdonia. Well worth the climb to catch the sunset.


Good condition 27th May 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

stonebuilt, vgc, wide raised letters, fine unmistakeable rocky summit, great view. Good path climbs to summit from SW.


Good condition 17th Oct 2006  10:30  by team pendolino

FB Number: S5838  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 16th Sep 2006  11:06  by wigglesworth

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked on the A497 where the railway goes over the road. Walked up track and encircled the trig eventually coming in from the east and struggled over the rock faces! Trig made from what appeared to be local stone rather than concrete. Confirmed the enscripted metal insert and had a rest before going down. Spotted a group of walkers going directly west and struggled that way with some very hazardous moves! Whole walk took us over a couple of hours in the heat!

pretty trig ©wigglesworth


Good condition 28th Aug 2006  15:20  by mickandshane

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This hill deserves to be higher than 262m! We parked to the north west on the little yellow road, headed north east and then south east to the mountain. Our line of ascent was through an old thin metal barred gate and then up the side of a wall, and proved quite scrambly. Therer's an easier path a bit further on which doesn't invo;ve any scrambling (the way we descended). Very nice hill. Pillar made of local stone, plug with raised lettering.


Good condition 28th Oct 2004  13:13  by barryhunter

Gridref: SH 54924 38907   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Built of local stone, with a heavlly (unoffically) engraved plug, narrow top. This time followed the path from the SW. Excellent views on this unexpectly clear day!

engraved plug and spider ©barryhunter
FB ©barryhunter
trigpoint ©barryhunter


Good condition 17th Jun 2004  18:00  by m1eyp

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


Good condition 29th May 2004  19:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is a lovely energetic walk up Porthmadog. The trig and spider are intact and built from local stone. Good views all round.


Good condition 8th Apr 2004  14:30  by Crwydryn

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Couldn't find it 30th Nov 2003  17:06  by soloist

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 1/10

Got blown down in zero vissibilty. Bummer


Good condition 13th Sep 2003  15:45  by Crwydryn

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Roughly square pillar, built of stone.


Good condition 12th May 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S8380
S8380


Not Logged 1st May 2003  12:00  by barryhunter

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

Dont remember the date, but an excelent spot, with views over Cardigan Bay. Will have to visit again with a camera.


Not Logged 20th Oct 2001  14:39  by Chalky

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


Good condition 20th Oct 2000  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Climbed while locuming in Caernarfon.


Good condition 18th Jul 1999  10:00  by arranc

Gridref: SH 54900 38900   FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 12th Aug 1998  20:11  by fasgadh

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

One of the best small hills.. very craggy with a good view. Visit after a trip to Tremadoc.


Good condition 12th Apr 1998  12:04  by senrabyar

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


Good condition 12th Apr 1998  12:04  by stewright

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

Very sunny, but cold day with good views.


Good condition 24th Aug 1994  12:00  by jonglew

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

Visited this trig when caravaning with the kids at Garreg Goch caravan site just outside Porthmadog. Don't remember much about it now as logging this in 2012.


Good condition 27th Apr 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S8380  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10



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