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TP5409 - Pen-Y-Fan
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S2196
OSGB36 Station :
SO11/T23
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5409
County :
Mid Glamorgan
Nearest town :
ABERTILLERY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Pen-Y-FanSO11/T23SO11T023319202.73202094.35409.2483PILLAR01/06/1979101/09/1958N0
Pen-Y-FanSO11/T23SO11T023319202.66202094.190.0003PILLAR01/06/197501Refixed 1979
Pen-Y-FanSO11/T23SO11T023319201.92202093.45409.2483PILLAR01/06/1939101/09/1958N1Refixed 1975

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There are 46 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5474th with 35 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.53/10 (from 43 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Jul 1993
Was Last logged: 10th Oct 2018

Of the 43 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 8m
The average error was 5m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 10th Oct 2018  16:18  by Mountain troop mcgivern

Gridref: SO 19200 02100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 29th Apr 2018  13:13  by Juliebfitness

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10




Good condition 5th Apr 2018  15:24  by Aaron Disley

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


Not Logged 18th Nov 2017  07:00  by ltrc

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


Good condition 26th Oct 2017  23:15  by Wayne Mac 01

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


Good condition 2nd Oct 2017  00:00  by ngthack

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

Generally prefixed by Mynydd.


Good condition 12th Aug 2017  14:22  by Lee_AAT

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


Not Logged 6th May 2017  12:19  by F1fizzy

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


Not Logged 21st Feb 2017  18:12  by G4CFS

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


Good condition 21st Jan 2017  14:00  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked in the car park, walked back to the road and down the hill to the track signed as a horse and carriage route. Good track up to the top to find the trig point and a wind turbine. This turbine was tall. Bright frosty day with brilliant views.

Trig and Turbine ©Richofsebast
Disc Brake ©Richofsebast
Jet Fighter near Pond ©Richofsebast


Not Logged 7th Jan 2017  13:14  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10



Good condition 14th Dec 2016  10:36  by jonglew

Gridref: SO 19204 02097   FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked at the pond , 1 for 2 hours. Stock fence and across a few fields to pick up the track. Bounday stone found en-route. Pillar in a sheep pasture. Asphalt top cap replacement; all sight holes open. 360deg panorama.

Pillar TP5409©jonglew
Spider TP5409©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5409©jonglew


Good condition 6th Mar 2016  16:57  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YSM 319. Parked at track end for an easy walk up to the trigpoint. Also 15643 Mynydd Pen-y-fan TUMP

Pen-Y-Fan and Mrs TJR ©thejackrustles
Pen-Y-Fan collage


Good condition 6th Mar 2016  16:54  by gerryu2

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

#329 P#241 P2016#41. I wasn't feeling too well at this point. We parked at pond and tried to find the start of the track but didn't look too good. Drive round to the road and found another track. Parked at bottom and followed track all the way to the trig. Felt better and even danced to the benny hill theme on the way back down.



Good condition 6th Sep 2015  00:00  by explorer_olway

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found as YSM 319. Parked to the West and walked up a track to the TP. Lots of wild horses around but they didn't come too close.

TP5409 ©explorer_olway
TP5409 ©explorer_olway


Good condition 23rd May 2015  13:45  by The Reverend

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked by houses at SO199011, followed track NW then through open gate into field to trig.


Good condition 6th Jan 2015  15:30  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 19206 02101   FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 23rd Sep 2014  10:31  by Funk to Funky

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy to spot as it is situated in the open in a field. Good views too.

The trig ©Funk to Funky
©Funk to Funky


Good condition 13th Oct 2013  12:16  by sixtyplus

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


Good condition 13th Nov 2012  14:20  by PlasmaWave

Gridref: SO 19203 02094   FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good views and friendly horses in the field

1. TP5409 - Pen-Y-Fan S2196 Pillar
2. TP5409 - Pen-Y-Fan S2196 Flush Bracket


Good condition 29th Oct 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 19208 02101   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked to west @ SO 187019. Direct to pillar


Good condition 20th Apr 2012  11:16  by Harris Tweed

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Found during hail storm!

Pillar in hail storm ©Harris Tweed
Pillar ©Harris Tweed


Good condition 10th Mar 2012  14:50  by arranc

Gridref: SO 19205 02102   FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

surrounded by ewes and some early lambs.


Good condition 21st Jan 2012  13:30  by Father Ted

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

Approached with trepadation given the previous log about a shotgun carrying farmer. The area looks much improved - or is it just time of year. Sheep are presently grazing in the field and no muck or pellets came in my direction. Walked up the track from the north west. Still the occasional bread bag to be seem and 1 tonne containers from a bakery - is he feeding bakery waste to the sheep? Must watch more Countryfile or listen to more Archers to get to the bottom of this!


Not Logged 3rd Dec 2011  16:37  by PeterKirkwood

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


Good condition 25th Sep 2010  13:55  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 10th Jun 2010  10:12  by Eclectic Penguin

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

A most unpleasant experience for more than one reason, Firstly, the area stinks of death - I'm not sure if this is due to the rotting crow carcasses that have been shot by local gun enthusiasts or whether it came from the large strange piles of black stuff nearby, possibly some kind of fertilizer made from sewage? As I approcached the trig-point, I was shouted at by someone, whom I presume was the the land owner that I was on private property while holding a shot gun.


Good condition 24th May 2010  11:06  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great day for walking up to trig views great today no manure in field nice and clean




Good condition 7th Sep 2009  10:21  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 19200 02090   FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good easy access from the W. Two fields with cows and calves but no problem today. Good views and safe parking. Pillar good condition.Have read other logs and must say that I experienced none of the smells, sights logged. Must just have been a good day as i am ( as anyone that follows my logs of the Welsh Valleys knows... ) one of the most scathing of the way the area is vandalised and abused. I still cannot believe that the local authorities run their respective areas and ignore fly tipping and desecration of the landscape without attempting to rectify it. They should all be in court. Have travelled length and breadth of UK and still think these valleys are enough to make you give up hope, how do they live like this?? Passed a caravan on a slip road in Blackwood, it was being used as a skip and had been there for weeks if not months and the locals just drive around it !! Dire. Leave them to rot I think... If they cant even notice they are living in a shithole then maybe they in best place ?

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn


Good condition 16th Jun 2009  14:42  by JimJinks

Gridref: SO 19208 02099   FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Stopped off here whilst doing the "Escape to Manmoel" walk from Pen-y-fan pond.


Good condition 9th Jun 2009  12:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trigpoint
Spider
Flush Bracket


Not Logged 26th Jan 2009  10:00  by sniffadogz

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

Not as smelly as the last time here.


Good condition 28th Dec 2008  13:05  by The Brat Pack

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

N 51 42.705 W 003 10.249


Good condition 18th Jun 2008  16:30  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Pretty walk up from Pen-Y-Fan pond. Field still covered in manure and lots of bread bags and other plastic rubbish stuck in the fence nearby.


Good condition 22nd Mar 2008  15:00  by welshmike

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We walked to the pillar from Pen-y-Fan Pond carpark, pleasant enough walk until we got the field the pillar is located, what a stench, they'd been muck spreading the field and as you can see from the pictures they spread a fair bit :-{ . The view are very good of the surround area but we didnt stay long to admire them as the smell was over powering, we quickly took the pictures and continued on our way.

©welshmike
Don't eat that ......... ©welshmike
©welshmike


Good condition 8th Jun 2007  09:45  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 0/10

I've finally found a trig I don't like - no wait, Hate. As previously mentioned there are hundreds of Brace's bread bags decomposing in the area. Under the tree in the field there must be easily 30 dead rotting crows (or is it 4 & 20 Blackbirds). The whole area is covered in s**t and stinks. As I neared the trig a massive flock of seagulls rose from over the brow of the hill, like you see on a rubbish tip. I had the misfortune to pass this 3 times. The poor sheep have next to no grass. I'm sure the views are great when it's less hazy though I certainly won't be returning to find out. Even the trig was a grey/black shade. ****** Please don't log Brecon Beacons trig here as it doesn't deserve the hike in it's score. ****** P.S. I was the other side of the hill today (17/8/2007) and now know there is a rubbish tip there.

Seagulls in a hell-hole ©SidAndBob


Good condition 5th Feb 2006  12:33  by Trigs-R-us

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

Trig point covered in shit due to spreader. Farmer needs to show bit more respect to countryside.Farm land covered in empty Braces bread wrappings.

A Short walk from the pond Smelly but bagged on a Sunday©Trigs-R-us
Trigs-R-us Trio strike again Some people loging this Trig are confufing it with Pen-Y-Fan Brecon Beacons(Please edit your error)©Trigs-R-us


Good condition 11th Sep 2005  17:43  by nalac

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Sunday evening stroll to *bag* it. It's only a few miles from my home but this was my 1st visit. Good views over towards Coity Mountain...I need to bag one over there sometime n'all.


©nalac


Good condition 13th Feb 2005  00:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Hey it's back, looking like it's always been there! vgc, bitmac plug, with an inconvenient puddle next to the FB, middle of pasture with nice views although it's a bit plateau-like, and easy access along track from NW, road wide and straight enough to park. Apologies for the fuzzy photos - strong wind and failing light. 9/9/08 just noticed elderstuarts cairn photo which is indeed the Brecons highpoint (absent trig) as distinct from Mynydd Pen y fan.

FB (brightness-adjusted)
top (bitmac plug)
trig


Destroyed 11th Sep 2004  13:06  by elderstuart/laine

Gridref: SO 19203 02094   FB Number: NONE  Condition: Destroyed  Score: 9/10

Given this 9 just for the scenery. As far as I know this has been missing for several years. I was told it was taken down to do some filming and never put back?? All that's up here now is a pile of stones (cairn) and the odd unicyclist!!!! see photo's.

Unicyclist on Pen-y-Fan ©elderstuart/laine
My Gps with lat & long
Cairn


Good condition 18th Dec 1999  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2196  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 14th Oct 1995  00:00  by widget

Gridref: SO 19200 02100   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Shared lunch on top with boldest sheep Ive ever met! TP was definitely there then. Worth the score for the effort, despite no views on that day, but I know how spectacular they can be!


Good condition 6th Jul 1993  12:54  by swampysean

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



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