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TP5412 - Pen-Y-Garn Goch
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Pen-Y-Garn GochSN94/T53SN94T053288471.92250254.39487.6803PILLAR01/06/1952201/06/1952N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4099th with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.83/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Jul 1996
Was Last logged: 27th Jun 2020

Of the 30 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 90m
The average error was 14m
The closest was 2m

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Good condition 27th Jun 2020  16:28  by underhill

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

p as others followed track all way considered using fire breaks from south near to top not necessary used anticlock wise path then from north, tp and very nice cairn in clearing would be good views if no trees

Good condition 22nd Nov 2019  16:34  by ger

Gridref: SN 88475 50260   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

P @ SN891504 - used switchbacks then a fire-break & a bit of tree bashing. Summit area is very atmospheric place.

Not Logged 25th Apr 2019  09:21  by Robert Kemp

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

Good condition 14th Sep 2018  16:09  by paulxtr

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From the parking spot to the trig is 0.4 of a mile as the crow flies, yet it's the best part of 2 miles on foot such is the circuitous nature of the path to get there. No view, yet a curiously atmospheric location.

Pen-Y-Garn Goch ©paulxtr

Not Logged 17th Oct 2017  12:50  by AsherMarley

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

Not Logged 17th Oct 2017  12:49  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 1st May 2017  14:51  by Chrise

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 27th Nov 2016  11:50  by Father Ted

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I'd planned a nice short route up this one mentioned by others on the hill-bagging website but when I met up with friends in Llanwrtyd they persuaded me to make a longer walk of it. It certainly went up hill and down dale but after we joined the helta-skelta type track and path near the to they listened to me and didn't venture into the dense trees instead stating on the path and circling around to the clearing and cain and trig at the top.

Not Logged 27th Nov 2016  11:47  by hdfogy

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

Good condition 22nd Sep 2016  08:34  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SN 88474 50255   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Walked up wide forestry road with great views of Epynt until the end of road then took the grass track round until I found a small gap through trees to trig. No views surrounded by trees. Pillar in good condition with surface crackling mossy with metal plug.

Good condition 28th May 2016  09:19  by g4wsb

Gridref: SN 88477 50260   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

SOTA GW/MW-016 Cycle up to trig pushing at times, second visit to top.


Good condition 27th Mar 2016  19:07  by stignest

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 3/10

a cracking view on the way up. no view at the pillar. from south up very good forestry tracks. approach trig anticlockwise.good condition.mossy.

Good condition 26th Jun 2015  15:48  by jonglew

Gridref: SN 88471 50256   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy walk up from SN 89092 50395 on wide forest road, longer than expected due to long zigzaging route not marked on my 1:25k map. Final leg circuitous on grassy path, but no trees to push through. Pillar found with patina of hair fractures but otherwise good. Original cap in place, lightly indented lettering; rear and LHD side sight holes open. Hill top clearing but conifer plantation of sufficient height to preclude any views. Nice quiet and remote spot though.

Pillar TP5412©jonglew
Spider TP5412©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5412©jonglew

Good condition 4th Jun 2015  12:30  by aetheric

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

No fighting required! Walk up track to end. Head up narrow track to north. Turn left at top. After 200yds turn left though gap in trees on to summit. Of course, masochists may continue to enter from the bottom! Me, I'm for the easy life

Activation of TP Looking North. Lovely sheltered spot.

Good condition 17th Jul 2014  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SN 88476 50259   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 0/10

Horrible approach once in young trees from wall to West

Good condition 9th Mar 2013  10:20  by Dusty

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked at entrance to forestry, 400yds south of Bwlchmawr Farm. Forest Track takes you to less than 100yds south east of pillar. Those few yards require you to push through trees. Today it was misty and the trees were very wet.

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Misty Cairns

Good condition 7th Jan 2012  13:30  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: SN 88469 50242   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

pillar slightly crazed, and mossy. I approched along a fire break to the north, there are pieces of string hanging from one of the trees which marks the way through the trees, thank goodness.

Good condition 7th Sep 2011  20:40  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great stuff! Just be prepared for a bit of a scratchy fight.

Full fleece jacket. Come prepared. ©stonestreaker

Good condition 16th May 2011  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked lower down at SN8979450450 so no problem from Mr Richards at the farm. Went well protected including ski mask and tough gloves and old gortex jacket. Went from right angle bend of fence in SE direction and found summit easily.

North to South across summit ©dugswell2
FLUSH BRACKET Plus retractable saw.©dugswell2
Trig to summit cairn view ©dugswell2
TRIG ©dugswell2

Good condition 8th Oct 2010  00:00  by Sprog

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

Good condition 22nd Aug 2010  13:45  by The Reverend

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Apr 2010  06:19  by g4wsb

Gridref: SN 88475 50258   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

SOTA GW/MW-016 This took me time to get here, after finding good route.


Good condition 16th Jan 2009  14:08  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SN 88475 50261   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Same approach at Sagina nivalis,from east on forest track.(approx SN892504 with good parking) This is not marked on OS but v clear on Satelite images,what is not clear is the fact that on these images it looks like clear fall but is in fact as previous visitor says 15ft conifers and densly packed. I had a couple of aborted atempts from due South of pillar with GPS showing approx 100m but didnt manage 20. Evenually retreated and followed track to the N of pillar location,there is a point off this track at SN88462 50344 where you only have about 15ft of trees to pass through to acess clearing. I wont make claims for accuracy of grid as the trees will start to interfere with readings as they get taller, but should be pretty close. Pilar had some views but these will disappear with time as the trees grow. Weather closing quickly so headed back same way. Pillar condition is good,low in the ground but guess has been protected by forest on and off over the years!


Good condition 24th Jul 2008  09:30  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SN 88476 50258   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

High score reflects the effort required! Attempted this Marilyn the previous evening, but unable to find trig in the murderous 15 foot high spruces. Returned armed with a ten figure GR, and approached from the other side of the hill. Eventually found the summit in a clearing with adjacent rock-piles. If you can find an easy way to do the last 100m to the trig (and to escape from it afterwards) you are a better man than I, Gunga Din!

Pen y Garn Goch Trig and its guardians.
Pen y Garn Goch Flush bracket.
Pen y Garn Goch The summit piles of stones.

Slightly damaged 8th Jun 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Network of shallow cracks but fully intact. Metal cap, shallow letters. Nice summit with area of ancient cairns and fine view. Surrounded by densely planted young spruce: least painful way into the inner sanctum apparently from N of trig; to get there, follow edge of mature trees from SW or N. Google maps has excellent satellite coverage as of 2008: OS maps unhelpful. I approached from E: unmapped zig-zag track, then roundabout route.

Good condition 22nd May 2003  15:24  by senrabyar

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

Not Logged 5th Apr 2002  16:49  by Chalky

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

Good condition 1st May 2000  11:17  by arranc

Gridref: SN 88400 50200   FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

recent fellings had exposed to the light the column, 2 windbreaks (probably not used for 30 years) and a large tumulus of stones almost 3' higher than the column. all the mosses and lichens were now shrivelled, dead and grey after exposure to the light. Wierd. Small replanted trees already getting taller. Hurry if you want to a) find it and b) see the Brecon views to the south

Not Logged 14th Nov 1998  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - ancient tumuli, surprisingly fine views to SE

Good condition 22nd Jul 1996  19:00  by fasgadh

FB Number: S6399  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

At this time this was a challenging hill due to forestry. The summit was in a clearing, but the trick was to find the narrow path through the sitka to the clearing and its tumulus. A year later the summit area was felled. Now you will have to do battle with the next generation of nasty trees. Pillar in good condition. One of 4 marilyns in a post Royal Welsh evening.

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