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TP5017 - Mynydd Garn Wen
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S1581
OSGB36 Station :
SO52/T65
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5017
County :
Gwent
Nearest town :
PONTYPOOL

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Mynydd Garn WenSO52/T65SO52T065328915.77204318.99425.2502PILLAR01/07/1987101/07/1958N0
Mynydd Garn WenSO52/T65SO52T065328915.86204319.03425.2502PILLAR01/06/1954101/07/1958N1Refixed 1987

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There are 32 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 2629th with 20 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.26/10 (from 38 logged visits)
Was First logged: 27th May 1996
Was Last logged: 7th Apr 2021

Of the 38 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 5440m
The average error was 609m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Red and Koda
By KodaRed

©JodieChall

By asbown
Mynydd Garn Wen
©paulxtr
S1581 Mynydd Garn Wen
By wrose
Flush Bracket
©jonglew
Folly Tower just about in the background
©SidAndBob
See 25 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 7th Apr 2021  11:33  by Lise

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

Lovely views


Good condition 27th Mar 2021  06:55  by KodaRed

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

Red and Koda


Good condition 6th Dec 2020  10:50  by Toops

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 1st Dec 2020  10:40  by gower lad

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

1/3 on circuit with decadoubler BL from Goytre wharf (09.20, public CP, £1/day) on FP's and tracks rising to pillar, splendid view over Monmouthshire, then descending westward to Abersychan.


Good condition 28th Nov 2020  09:19  by Toops

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


Not Logged 11th Oct 2020  12:28  by JodieChall

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

©JodieChall


Good condition 2nd Jul 2019  15:45  by asbown

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at end of road and nice easy walk up the track.


Good condition 2nd Jul 2019  15:45  by The reluctant trigger

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


Good condition 30th Apr 2019  11:10  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at the Little Mountain car park to the south which happened to be full of cattle at the time. Made a bit of a mess of the approach, skirting the fields around Coed Ithel to the east rather than the west where there is a perfectly good footpath. Trig in good condition and still gleaming white. Continued north another kilometer or so to the high point of the hill.


Good condition 11th Mar 2019  14:30  by Nekyram

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked by gate at end of lane.walked the track to pillar, passing a number of small horses that didnít take any notice of us. Pillar looked as if it has been recently been painted white , although spoilt by being wrote on . Good views all round.


Good condition 19th Jul 2017  14:11  by paulxtr

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From the end of the lane to the SW. Pilllar stands just a few yards outside the National Park.

Mynydd Garn Wen ©paulxtr


Not Logged 24th Dec 2016  11:10  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10





Good condition 21st Oct 2016  12:45  by wrose

Gridref: SO 28918 04325   FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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

S1581 Mynydd Garn Wen Pillar.
S1581 Mynydd Garn Wen Flush Bracket.
S1581 Mynydd Garn Wen Plug.


Good condition 8th Aug 2016  14:49  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 28916 04321   FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at end of the road where signs warn of no driving permitted on the common. Trig found atop large rock outcrop. An old coat of white paint still looks fresh from a distance. Pillar looks a little care worn with a fair bit of chipping from top edges and FB bashed about a bit - marginal 'Good'. Original top cap lost, asphalt plug replcement; rear sight hole open. Extensive panorama - Bristol Channel and N Devon coast clear.

Pillar TP5017©jonglew
Spider TP5017©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5017©jonglew


Not Logged 7th Aug 2016  09:45  by ltrc

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


Good condition 14th May 2016  11:30  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A hard ride up from Pontypool. Cycled across the top, past the bomb craters, to Blaenafon for a spot of lunch in the Heritage Museum. Great day out!

Deserved Rest ©Richofsebast


Good condition 9th Apr 2016  10:00  by mo6373herbert

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Nov 2015  14:35  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 28919 04325   FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views across South East Wales on a blustery day


Not Logged 16th Jul 2015  14:51  by Robert Kemp

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


Good condition 17th Dec 2013  11:16  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Walked up from the south and the trig stood out as someone has given it a shiny new coat of white paint. Stunning views on a fabulous sunny winter day.




Good condition 5th Oct 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 28920 04324   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 10th Mar 2012  12:40  by arranc

Gridref: SO 28920 04323   FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

And 8th Dec 2016 on way back from M Garnclochdy.


Good condition 23rd Aug 2011  12:30  by Harris Tweed

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Some nice views.

Garn Wen ©Harris Tweed


Slightly damaged 12th Dec 2010  11:21  by von-horst

Gridref: SO 28917 04324   FB Number: S1581  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Nice views. Trig surface slightly pitted.

Garn Wen


Good condition 21st May 2010  12:07  by tom

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

The pillar stands on the rough grassland close to some small rocky outcrops on a mountain to the north of Pontypool. It is situated on the boundary of a south eastern spur of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The pillar has a few minor chips off some of its edges and has an asphalt plug. The site was reached through the common land from Folly Lane in the south. To the north the ridge continues with higher mountains rising up in the distance. To the south the ridge descends to Little Mountain and a folly tower. There is a broad, high mountain with partly wooded slopes across the valley to the west and low rolling hills of fields and woodland to the east. Further exploration of the mountain revealed some magnificent old beech trees next to a track above Coed Peggy-Shams and some grass fields on the lower, eastern slopes of the mountain awash with huge colonies of bluebells.


Good condition 15th Mar 2010  08:50  by russie and sidekick

Gridref: SO 23500 03800   FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 10th Sep 2008  11:05  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 28910 04310   FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Surprisingly good shape for an accesible pillar in the valleys!Very good views in all directions. Drove to end of road at approx 285041 then short walk up on track.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 29th Aug 2008  11:10  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Delightful walk up from Pontypool Park, Geocaching along the way. The sun came out a few times too!


Good condition 19th Jul 2008  14:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Trigpoint & view south east
Trigpoint & view south west
Flush Bracket


Not Logged 9th Apr 2008  00:00  by Curlew

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


Good condition 19th Oct 2007  18:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

the moon is up, the sun is down behind the hills and the street lights are twinkling in the valleys.


Not Logged 10th Aug 2007  08:14  by sniffadogz

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

Early morning and quiet.


Good condition 6th May 2007  19:00  by martinc

Gridref: SO 28917 04317   FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Paint nearly all gone. Plug filled. Misty so ??view.


Good condition 21st Apr 2007  14:40  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Did this on a 22 mile circular walk from Pontypool via The Blorenge. The flush is turquoise. Views OK, but not outstanding.

Folly Tower just about in the background ©SidAndBob


Good condition 28th Jan 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, asphalt plug, pushed on & did this one by starlight, but seems decent view. Nice summit

S1581 fb ©peregrinus
S1581 top ©peregrinus
S1581 trig ©peregrinus
S1581 trig ©peregrinus


Good condition 22nd Dec 2005  13:15  by rhayader_wanderer

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

lots of speed humps on the local road through the estate before finding a parking spot near a "private" cattlegrid then an easy climb on a tract to the trig. Plug filled in otherwise OK better views from here than brygwen.


Good condition 22nd Mar 1998  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 27th May 1996  00:00  by Crazy

FB Number: S1581  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A Cambrian Way trig but I didnt remember a great deal about this one.



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