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TP5365 - Pencarrow Head
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Pencarrow HeadSX06/T20SX06T020215238.9851028.93136.5503PILLAR01/06/1955201/06/1955N0

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There are 39 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1481st with 40 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.66/10 (from 38 logged visits)
Was First logged: 17th Apr 1987
Was Last logged: 17th Jul 2019

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

All were within 23m
The average error was 7m
1 was exact

Lansallos Lansallos DarrenS DarrenS Glaslyn Glaslyn asbown asbown philpb philpb Ivanhoe Ivanhoe CJO CJO RichardM RichardM Hillwalker36 Hillwalker36 pajames pajames Two Dogs and an Awning Two Dogs and an Awning caroleengel caroleengel Saltash Ramblers Saltash Ramblers Nr Nr Tonyht Tonyht Pencarrow Head Pencarrow Head [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Logged Visits:

Not Logged 17th Jul 2019  19:20  by Hillwalker36

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

Good condition 17th Jul 2019  17:08  by Hillwalker36

Gridref: SX 15238 51028   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 12th Jul 2019  13:45  by DarrenS

Gridref: SX 15236 51013   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Came up from the coast path which is a good trek! Good condition and wonderful views.

Looking west towards Fowey

Good condition 1st Apr 2019  15:55  by CJO

Gridref: SX 15234 51031   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

All intact. From NT car park.

Pencarrow Head

Good condition 26th Jun 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 15241 51035   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Car Park to NW is P&D but there is room to park on verge outside on minor road north

Not Logged 9th May 2018  16:00  by Two Dogs and an Awning

Gridref: SX 15239 51029   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Bagged today on part on myWalk 2,018 Miles Challenge

©Two Dogs and an Awning

Good condition 25th Apr 2018  10:30  by Hydro Navigator

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 6th May 2017  21:25  by monkeydestructor

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

YSM572 Pencarrow Head ©monkeydestructor

Good condition 15th Apr 2017  12:58  by gerryu2

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

YSM572 Pencarrow Head. Parked in car park and followed side of fields up to pillar. Glorious sunny afternoon with great coastal views. Cheers. Got stuck in a 10 minute traffic jam of sheep being moved to another field. GPS took me across on a ferry which I wasn't expecting.

Good condition 18th Mar 2017  20:45  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A nice short walk out to this one. Had a bit wander around the headland as well.

Good condition 25th Sep 2016  14:28  by NSCR

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

We followed the advice of a previous log and although it is a bit naughty its a quick find. We jumped the fence just behind the bench just off the coast path. Trig is in good condition.

From the Coast Path ©NSCR

Good condition 6th Sep 2016  00:00  by Bolventor

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


Good condition 7th Jul 2016  08:29  by RichardM

Gridref: SX 15237 51029   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not quite at the summit. Fine views of coast below, sun breaking through misty cloud, sea shimmering silver along the dark steep coastline of Lantivet Bay

Not Logged 7th May 2016  05:20  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 8006  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

A nice early tab over to this one this morning

TP5365 - Pencarrow Head

Good condition 6th Oct 2015  17:41  by Pir8sOld&New

FB Number: 8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

[Logging at later date, backlog of images and finds]. Afternoon walk, sun shining and stunning views along coastal path. Headed north over gate to head to trig pillar. Good Condition

Good condition 20th Jul 2015  11:30  by Ivanhoe

Gridref: SX 15236 51027   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walking the South West Coast Path with the wife. Left her on the trail whilst I trotted off into the wind & mist (poor visibility). Luckily found her again !!!

In the mist !! ©Ivanhoe

Good condition 3rd Oct 2014  17:40  by Thejenkies

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice views out to the sea. Approached trig point as per previous finder.

Flush Bracket ©Thejenkies
Views from trig ©Thejenkies

Good condition 31st Aug 2014  16:10  by Chris9870

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at Pencarrow car park and walked up pathetic towards coastal path. Straight after a gate we turned left behind a bench and climbed over a gate and a fence. A bit trespassy to be honest. Then a pleasant walk up a field full of very curious cows to the trig. Lovely views on a lovely day.

Pencarrow Head

Good condition 26th Aug 2014  12:48  by Alfred the great

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

The tyres have gone :-)©Alfred the great

Good condition 19th Feb 2014  12:05  by dal

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Thick mist. Intact cap. Approached from W over a gate and a hurdle. I could just about see the sea below from the cliff path. Otherwise no view at all Pity.

Good condition 28th Jul 2013  08:19  by tom

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The pillar stands in a grassy field at the summit of a headland between Looe and Fowey. The field was entered from behind the bench on the coastal path to the west. The pillar is perched on its own small plinth and has a tractor tyre leaning against it. The trig has FB S8006 and its spider is plugged by a metal cap with raised lettering. The site looks over the rocky headland to a vast expanse of open sea to the south. The cliffs of Lantic Bay and the tower on Gribben Head could be seen in the west and the coast from Mevagissey to Dodman Point is in the distance to the southwest. The coastal cliffs heading toward Polperro disappeared into a misty haze in the east. Clouds were swirling around the Cornish Alps to the northwest. The site looks over rolling green countryside in the north toward cloudy moorland hills in the distance. A particularly impressive section of the coastal path is nearby. The area is within the Cornish South Coast AONB and the surrounding cliffs have also been designated the Polruan to Polperro SSSI and SAC.

Good condition 9th Jul 2013  14:25  by asbown

Gridref: SX 15237 51023   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 20th Jun 2013  09:15  by philpb

Gridref: SX 15238 51023   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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Good condition 12th Jun 2011  11:00  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Came up here while walking the South West Coast Path. The weather was shocking today so there was no view and the photos I took were dreadful.

Pencarrow Head S8006 ©Kelsborrow Wayfinders
Pencarrow Head ©Kelsborrow Wayfinders

Good condition 22nd May 2011  12:41  by pajames

Gridref: SX 15239 51028   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Hopped over fence from coast path on circular walk from Bodinnick via Pont and Lansallos. Good all tound views.

Trig with sea in background
Looking Towards Lansallos

Good condition 11th Apr 2011  17:35  by Cipollini

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Lovely position. Hopped over fence from f/p to W and easy walk up field to TP; on stone base with original plug. Wide ranging views along coast and inland, sunny but v windy and struggled to hold camera steady !

Pencarrow Head TP (with apologies for camera shake) ©Cipollini
Pencarrow Head TP looking E ©Cipollini
Pencarrow Head TP FB ©Cipollini

Good condition 16th Sep 2010  08:25  by bluebeard

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 6th Jun 2010  10:23  by Anthony V

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

This is another easy one to find. Just park in the N.T car park and hop ove the nearby gate. A good summers day to visit . Keep to the edge of the field but look out for Adders, first one I've seen for many years.

No tyres this time. The Trig on an early summers morning.

Good condition 10th May 2010  12:00  by Dusty

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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Good condition 14th Jul 2009  13:32  by Saltash Ramblers

Gridref: SX 15241 51036   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in the NT car park and followed the path out to Pencarrow Head. The trig is in a field adjacent the coastal path, gained access by climbing a gate behind the wooden bench overlooking Lantic bay. The trig had a couple of tractor tyres leaning against it which spoilt my photo, but the view along the coast made up for it.

Trigpoint and Tyres Looking west to Lantic Bay.©Saltash Ramblers
Pencarrow Head Looking south from the Trigpoint.©Saltash Ramblers

Good condition 21st Jun 2008  15:30  by staggie34

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

A bit claggy for a view today. Bagged this whilst walking a stretch of the South-west Coast Path from Polruan.

Good condition 3rd Oct 2007  12:14  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SX 15230 51020   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Can be accessed various ways,i took the lazy option from the lane to the North,across one stubble field.Misty so limited views which was a shame.On a stone base in good condition.Just viewed ianmacs photos which makes it a shame my day was misty ..excellent views.Parking at NT park .


Good condition 15th Sep 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, unusual pattern with tall raised letters. Pasture near cliiftop, OK view.

Good condition 6th Sep 2007  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SX 15250 51050   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

This is a retrospective log. Visited while walking the SW Coast Path. Easy to locate and access, with minor trespass required. Very good views.

Good condition 4th Sep 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 17th Apr 2006  16:36  by Nr

Gridref: SX 15246 51038   FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Been a little remiss with my trigpointing recently but picked up this beaut on a circular coastpath walk

Good condition 30th Dec 2005  10:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Our 2501st trig, and one that's had no previous visitors! This must be due to it's remoteness from civilisation as access is no problem. We parked at the NT carpark and instead of following the footpath to Pencarrow head went straight up the field to a gate in the top left-hand corner. Through this and straight to the trig. The base of the trig is surrounded by 'crazy paving' and there are great views down to the headland. Plug with raised lettering.

Good condition 17th Apr 1987  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S8006  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

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