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TP5042 - Mynydd Varteg Fawr
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S2193
OSGB36 Station :
SO11/10
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5042
County :
Gwent
Nearest town :
BLAENAVON

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Mynydd Varteg FawrSO11/10SO11S010325015.88206884.53543.9612PILLAR01/07/1987101/03/1957N0
Mynydd Varteg FawrSO11/10SO11S010325015.92206884.49543.9612PILLAR01/06/1956101/06/1957N1Refixed 1987
Mynydd Varteg FawrSO11/10SO11S010325015.92206884.46543.9613PILLAR01/06/1955101/03/1957N1Refixed 1956
Mynydd Varteg FawrSO11/10SO11S010325015.66206884.550.0002PILLAR01/06/195301Refixed 1955
Mynydd Varteg FawrSO11/10SO11S010325015.84206884.430.0002PILLAR01/06/193901Refixed 1953

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There are 29 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3830th with 22 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.88/10 (from 26 logged visits)
Was First logged: 29th Jun 1996
Was Last logged: 12th Jan 2019

Of the 26 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 816m
The average error was 107m
1 was exact

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Logged Visits:

Slightly damaged 12th Jan 2019  12:20  by Juliebfitness

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked by balance meadows just below the farm on the left you will see a bench. Lovely walk up to the trig

Just the 3 of us


Not Logged 27th Feb 2018  08:20  by ltrc

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


Not Logged 31st Dec 2016  12:17  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 30th Dec 2016  14:30  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Parked near Salisbury Terrace and wandered up various tracks until we were up in the low clouds. Damp and couldn't see more than a few yards in front of us. I had to use the OS App on my phone with the GPS arrow guiding us to the pillar. Cheating a bit but it worked great. No views for us today.

Trig in the Clouds ©Richofsebast


Good condition 27th Jan 2015  11:50  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 25020 06890   FB Number: S2193  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

No obvious damage to pillar


Not Logged 1st Jan 2015  08:11  by Robert Kemp

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


Slightly damaged 15th Mar 2014  13:30  by DanTrig

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

14.5 mile circular from Blaenavon along the old railway to Abersychan, and up pass just south of Byrgwm trig, we were surprised about the amount of rubbish dumped here to, shame its a nice road, across to Bygwm trig then along ridge passing Gwastad and across to Mynydd Varteg Fawr trig, onto Coety Mountain (Very featureless summit), down to Whistle Inn and back to Blaenavon, nice and sunny.


Slightly damaged 11th Mar 2014  11:26  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

A slog up from the south but excellent views all around. Pillar has a bit of damage on the top, but not bad.

Flush bracket
Nice view!
Nice view!


Slightly damaged 25th Nov 2012  10:50  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 25014 06891   FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

Parked in Cwmtillery and did this trig as a circular walk taking in Coity Mountain. Weather awful and so much water underfoot made the going difficult, plus access was over rough ground with no paths making this one a pig! Some damage to the trig, the spider is exposed at each of its 3 ends and there are some cracks in the pillar that look as though they've been repaired with a resin... maybe - see photo. Interesting plug, seemed to be made of plastic.

Pillar TP5042©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5042©jonglew
Damaged Top TP5042©jonglew
Cracks in Pillar TP5042©jonglew


Slightly damaged 29th Oct 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 25019 06892   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

From hole in fence to NE @ SO 25226 08029.Mapped path feint, good path from SO 245073


Slightly damaged 15th Sep 2012  15:00  by Merthyr_boy

Gridref: SO 24496 07514   FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 28th Apr 2012  14:28  by Harris Tweed

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Found on a cold, wet, stormy day.

Moss covered pillar ©Harris Tweed
Damaged corner ©Harris Tweed
Approach to trig ©Harris Tweed
Iron memorial to Carlo near-by ©Harris Tweed


Slightly damaged 10th Mar 2012  16:50  by arranc

Gridref: SO 25020 06889   FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10


Slightly damaged 1st Sep 2011  08:35  by Dusty

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Walked up from the north. Dry underfoot and bright conditions. Lovely morning.

Trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Not Logged 5th Jul 2011  08:10  by sniffadogz

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

Stiff walk up from the NE with no obvious path.


Slightly damaged 22nd Jan 2011  14:08  by g4wsb

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Slightly damaged 14th May 2010  13:00  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Walked up from Big Pit....a bit boggy !


Slightly damaged 15th Apr 2010  15:15  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

nice day a bit hazy (probably due to icelandic volcano)trig point in pretty good condition slight damage to top



Slightly damaged 1st Mar 2010  10:25  by asbown

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

back in south wales to finish the county tops and walked over from the 2 to the north west to bag the trig as a nice little bonus.


Slightly damaged 5th Aug 2009  14:27  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 25010 06880   FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Very minor damage. Excellent views of the Beacons, blorenge and Skirrid. Views S to Severn Estuary. Nearby cairns and memorial. Pillar damage is limited to around the spider. Walked up from the road to the NE where there are several good parking spots.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
Nearby cairns and views to the Severn Estuary©Glaslyn


Slightly damaged 14th Apr 2009  15:16  by IantoThomas

Gridref: SO 25014 06886   FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Plugged, a couple of pieces missing from top edge and a crack on one corner. Great views though, even in todays poor visibility.


Slightly damaged 2nd Mar 2008  14:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Pillar in pretty good condition, just a few small bits missing off top around spider edges. Came up to visit the county tops abot a mile north of here so made a detour to the trig. Climbed up from near the Big Pit.


Slightly damaged 5th May 2007  12:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

for today's walk we are doing this and Blorenge from base camp at BOC2007 in Blaenavon


Good condition 28th Jan 2006  15:08  by Trigs-R-us

Gridref: SO 25016 06884   FB Number: S2193  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A rarely visited trig high up off the beaten track also on the desenta visit to the monument for Carlo the dog.

Mountaineers reach the second base camp of the day A rarely visited Trig©Trigs-R-us


Slightly damaged 28th Jan 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

old brown plastic cap. Spider exposed, shallow cracks to pillar. Cast iron Meml just to SE, To Carlos, celebrated setter accidentally shot 1864. Nice hill & view, in a S Wales kind of way; big old cairns near meml Looks like I just missed Trigs-R-us.

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus


Good condition 29th Jun 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2193  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Base slightly eroded.



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