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TP5350 - Pen Carn Bugail
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Mid Glamorgan
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Pen Carn BugailSO11/13SO11S013310043.76203555.42477.4782PILLAR01/07/1987101/12/1958N0
Pen Carn BugailSO11/13SO11S013310043.80203555.35477.4782PILLAR01/06/1956101/12/1958N1Refixed 1987
Pen Carn BugailSO11/13SO11S013310043.76203555.41477.4782PILLAR01/06/1939101/12/1958N1Refixed 1956

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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3118th with 38 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.10/10 (from 31 logged visits)
Was First logged: 10th Apr 1999
Was Last logged: 1st Apr 2019

Of the 31 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 71m
The average error was 11m
1 was exact

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Good condition 1st Apr 2019  12:20  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice spot - it you can force your eyes to ignore the fly tipping. Came up here twice, the first time I realised I had left my phone in the car so could not take a photo, so went back down for it. Walked north along the ridge afterwards to bag the block.

Pen Carn Bugail

Good condition 10th Oct 2018  16:17  by Mountain troop mcgivern

Gridref: SO 10100 03600   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Slightly damaged 26th Jul 2017  00:00  by ngthack

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

Good condition 26th Jun 2017  14:40  by Juliebfitness

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


Not Logged 7th Feb 2017  15:55  by ltrc

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

Damaged 9th Dec 2016  12:40  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 10044 03557   FB Number: S2232  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Pleasant little walk up from road to S after finding a culvert benchmark rivet at my parking spot. Pillar has no top cap or plug and all sight holes are open. More worrying though is the distinct lean to the SE this pillar has. Top edges are also a bit ragged with one spider arm end becoming exposed; and the FB looks as though it's taken a beating. Nice views.

Pillar TP5350©jonglew
Spider TP5350©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5350©jonglew

Good condition 25th Oct 2016  18:15  by asbown

Gridref: SO 10042 03562   FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

really enjoyed this little walk from the road, very misty but just keeping walking up hill and you can't fail.

Good condition 25th Jul 2016  12:01  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to spot and in pretty good condition. Look out for the open cairn cist just a few metres north of the the trig.

Trig and view up to Pen y Fan!
Open cist

Not Logged 10th Jun 2016  16:15  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

FB damaged
Asher and Marley at trig

Not Logged 13th Sep 2015  15:26  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: SO 10044 03555   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 4th May 2015  14:57  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found while walking Merthyr and Gelligaer commons.

Bob at the trig ©SidAndBob

Good condition 2nd May 2015  14:55  by The Reverend

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 2nd Mar 2015  15:30  by arranc

Gridref: SO 10047 03556   FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Massive rubbish tip of DIY work top kits. Why do people take the trouble to bring it up here?

Good condition 3rd Oct 2014  13:00  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 10048 03562   FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 29th Oct 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 10046 03562   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 6th May 2012  11:32  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

walked up from mountain road good views but lots of fly tipping evidence around and scramblers riding around

flush bracket

Good condition 16th Mar 2011  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The last '2' is damaged making it look like a 7


Good condition 31st May 2009  17:11  by

Gridref: SO 10047 03563   FB Number: S2322  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 19th Dec 2008  20:00  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Sep 2008  16:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 10040 03550   FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parking to the S in another lay-by with at least 15 bags of fly tipped rubbish and various other bits of crap.Hillside much the same,even found part of a fridge 100m from the road ! Par for the course down here unfortunately.Pillar has extensive views N to the Brecon Beacons. Raced a heavy storm back to the car and glad was my last of the day! Pillar in good condition and has escaped the treatment some nearby ones have recieved.


Good condition 2nd Sep 2008  11:45  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Plenty of interesting history on this hilltop, which the Geocache trail I was following told me all about.

Good condition 21st Jul 2008  12:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint

Good condition 28th Aug 2006  15:30  by sniffadogz

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views.

Good condition 29th Apr 2006  12:10  by FollowMeChaps

Gridref: SO 10042 03554   FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Took this one in when visiting the (geocaching) South Wales 1st Day Event at nearby Parc Cwm Darran. Good weather, wonderful views it's just a shame that some of the locals consider the mountain side a suitable place to dump their rubbish!

With my trusty trigging companion
Flush bracket

Good condition 28th Mar 2006  18:40  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Some litter but not as bad as usual in this area. Parking along the "main" road in a number of places then a half km walk in biting wind to the summit. Nice views I suspect but too cloudy today. March realy is going out with a lion after last weeks pleasant days

Good condition 17th Mar 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

pillar vgc but FB numbers damaged; no cap or plug, moorland/ common, decent view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 29th Jan 2006  16:40  by nalac

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

Sat bored in the house two hours ago and thought "I need to bag a trig point" As my back was not the best I picked this because: A) Close to get to in the car B) The trig is only a short walk from the road A very cold day, got out of the car and the wind was biting....quick up n down as the area itself is not very select, eg: as I walked from the car two young chaps came past in a beat up old nova and stopped the car just down the road....I turned as if to walk back and they drove away. Pile of rubbish n old tyres lay strewn about...pity as the views towards the Beacons were particularly good. Quickest bag n log I have done me thinks!!

Views looking north towards Corn Ddu, Pen Y Fan & Cribyn

Good condition 14th Jan 2006  11:55  by Trigs-R-us

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good walking along the common and accompanied by local mountain ponies. Shame about amount of rubbish dumped but the highlight was viewing the flight of the red kite flying above Focrhiw.

The leaning Trig of Fochriw Its leaning to the right ©Trigs-R-us
Trigs-R-us Trio Then thier was three©Trigs-R-us
The Descent Going Down©Trigs-R-us

Not Logged 17th Aug 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - pleasant summit & view, hang gliding lesson ongoing at time of visit!

Good condition 23rd Sep 2000  14:00  by cmb1953

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

Good condition 10th Apr 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2232  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Tilting slightly, plug missing.

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