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TP5430 - Petit Tor
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Petit TorSX76/T102SX76T102292447.4566361.50111.9254PILLAR01/06/1947101/11/1962N0

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There are 45 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 750th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.00/10 (from 46 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Nov 1997
Was Last logged: 1st Aug 2018

Of the 46 logged visits,
17 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 77m
The average error was 19m
1 was exact

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Good condition 1st Aug 2018  11:32  by rachelfarley2002

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked past Petit Tor on way to Easterfield and couldn't figure out how to access. Looked on here on the way back and found the hole in the hedge! Easy enough to access from here. Fab views from the top.

There she is on top of Petit Tor ©rachelfarley2002

Good condition 25th Jun 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SX 92450 66369   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From gap in hedge at SX 92411 66345, well-walked easy path right to trig

Good condition 22nd Apr 2018  14:09  by lozzi47

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

I could see it amongst the gorse but wasn’t brave enough to complete the final climb. My boyfriend got to it without issue though. In good condition with an excellent view. Got to it via a tiny gap in the hedge from the main coast path.

Good condition 14th Apr 2018  11:50  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SX 92448 66360   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Walked to here from Easterfield. Accessed via hole in hedge and careful ascent. Very good views.

Good condition 14th Apr 2018  00:00  by rams

Gridref: SX 92400 66300   FB Number: FBS42  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

2nd today followed s-w-c-p found gap in edge very hard to find trig again no views to foggy

Good condition 18th Nov 2017  14:50  by senrabyar

Gridref: SX 92449 66371   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Reminder: carry gloves for grabbing gorse when balancing

Good condition 25th Nov 2016  12:45  by Nekyram

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked at end of Petit Tor road.Found gap in hedge as soon as we joined the coast path. A narrow path up to the rock where the trig sits in the goarse. Care to be taken at the last stage!

Not Logged 26th Jul 2016  10:13  by Yukonhuskies

FB Number: 4293  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

TP5430-Petit tor

Good condition 11th Jul 2016  08:36  by jonglew

Gridref: SX 92446 66362   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A lovely little rocky tor with a well-defined path leading to it through woodland off the SW Coastal Path. Nestling in gorse there are fine seascapes E, and also S over Oddicombe Bay. Pillar has not retained its original cap, there is an asphalt plug replacement. LHD sight hole closed, other 3 open. Quite precipitous. Continued on to the Easterfield pillar.

Approaching from the S TP5430©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5430©jonglew
Spider TP5430©jonglew
Pillar TP5430©jonglew

Good condition 14th Mar 2016  14:30  by RichardM

Gridref: SX 92445 66361   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very fine location at end of narrow rocky ridge accessed through temperate rainforest like vegetation on E side of coast path.. Excellent views.

Good condition 29th Aug 2015  09:33  by Earby Rambler

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Got whilst on holiday in Torquay left my rucksack on nearby rock's to tackle last few metres.On to Easterfield next.

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Good condition 21st Dec 2014  15:21  by CJO

Gridref: SX 92447 66357   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Slippery to get to. Asphalt cap.

Petit Tor

Good condition 4th Mar 2014  11:30  by mo6373herbert

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

Bit of a scramble to get to the Trig

Good condition 27th Feb 2014  15:16  by GoldenHaystack

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great place for a trig pillar.

Babbacombe View towards House that collapsed over the edge.©GoldenHaystack

Not Logged 8th Dec 2013  11:40  by Willhay

Gridref: SX 92457 66339   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 0/10


Good condition 8th Sep 2013  13:47  by geodruth

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Approached this from path just to the west. There is a well trodden footpath through to the rocks. A spot obviously used by locals for liaisons - came across condom packets and a pair of underpants enroute. Removed bag of rubbish that some idiot had left on the trig - goodness knows who they thought was going to remove their McDonalds junk for them.

Approaching the Trig You can just make it out - it's in the last rock outcrop.©geodruth

Good condition 12th Jul 2013  10:50  by asbown

Gridref: SX 92452 66345   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 5th May 2013  09:09  by THE SNAPPERS

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

took a detour from the coastal path,found the path through trees,scrambled the last few yards and what a place,fantastic views,must admit had the weather for it,but well worth a visit!!

Good condition 25th Sep 2012  12:25  by redDragon

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Limestone outcrop above the coast, Lovely spot. Access was a lot easier then I expected. We found a path through some trees leading straight up to it, without having to scramble.

Good condition 26th Jul 2012  10:30  by DanTrig

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

Caught bus into Torquay from Shaldon and walked back along coast path bagging Walls Hill and Petit Tor trigs on what felt like the hottest sunniest day of the year. This trig was one of the more interesting ones to try and bag.

Good condition 7th Jun 2012  14:50  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SX 92447 66362   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Very wet day Went wrong way on way back and ended up at bench on cliff edge had to use washing line to climb back up

Good condition 18th Feb 2012  13:50  by arranc

Gridref: SX 92450 66366   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

nice adventurous trig as opposed to the usual hedge bound ones. tricky underfoot on wet rocks and soil.

Good condition 11th Sep 2011  12:45  by Lathama

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Very difficult access over the last few yards but worth the effort! Spectacular views along the south coast. Ashphalt plug. S/W sightholes open. Concrete base exposed all round. Great spot!

Good condition 2nd Jun 2011  11:59  by Dave.B

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

Excellent location, fantastic views.

The Trigpoint ©Dave.B

Good condition 20th May 2011  14:10  by Dusty

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

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Good condition 10th Apr 2011  13:59  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SX 92400 66300   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 24th Mar 2010  00:00  by Border Peat

Gridref: SX 92400 66300   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

on coach tour no gear or map but did take g.p.s. had spare afternoon never stop raining

help S4293©Border Peat

Good condition 1st Jul 2009  00:00  by Tonyht

Gridref: SX 92450 66350   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy to locate, but hard to access as it is on rocky headland and required a bit of a scramble to reach. Visited while passing on the SWCP.

Not Logged 14th Jun 2009  13:15  by Frenziedfrog

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

Seen while walking the coast path, but laziness crept in and I didn't try the final climb!

Good condition 24th Dec 2007  13:06  by wheelybarrow

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Great spot for a trig - fantastic views out along the coast. Definately a bit of a scramble to get there - not helped by the fact that the rocks were wet.

Good condition 25th Nov 2007  14:50  by bluebeard

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

NICE !!!

Good condition 10th Oct 2007  07:45  by PHMB

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Short walk along coast path from Easterfield trig. Its a bit of a rocky, ivy & bramble choked scramble to the top. Good views over Tor Bay towards Hope's Nose. Plug missing, hole filled.

Good condition 17th Aug 2007  16:56  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

From eastern end of Petit Tor Road go north on coastal path and take second path through undergrowth on right. Not recommended with a rucksack and last part to trig is quite craggy.

Petit Tor trig point ©Bridgeman
Petit Tor trig point FB ©Bridgeman

Good condition 25th May 2007  15:40  by rhayader_wanderer

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

not the most accessible, in winter there is an option to climb direct but this is overgrown at the moment instead take a second right hand side path that is barely visible through the woodland which actually follows a "ridge" to the summit

Good condition 20th May 2007  20:36  by Lord Darcy

Gridref: SX 92447 66366   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Bit of a scramble to reach the pillar!

Good condition 18th Sep 2006  11:30  by ocean soul

Gridref: SX 92444 66357   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy scramble up from south.Excellent views over Tor Bay.

Not Logged 20th Jul 2006  09:59  by barryhunter

Gridref: SX 92447 66361   FB Number: S4293  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

hmm, interesting approach this, from the front (approching from the end of the lane) it looks like there is no frontal path (more later), so off I scout round the north. Eventually find a path to bottom of small (almost)cliff, "ah yes that looks climbable", and indeed it was quite easily, but kept thinking wouldn't make a good decent. Luckuily once found the trig (good condition etc), saw that a reasonable path down the 'front', so using that found it a easier decent (even tho drew blood on thorns), but once down the path back to the main path was quite notorious, falling alway, overgrown, litter strawn (you don't want to know the type of litter!)... on to the next trig...

Good condition 16th Apr 2006  17:00  by Father Ted

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

My 11 year old lad very much enjoyed the scramble up to view this trig. Nice views from the top.

Good condition 30th Aug 2005  17:00  by Kelsborrow Wayfinders

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Last few metres were a bit of a scramble but nothing too difficult. Great views.

Petit Tor
Petit Tor S4293

Good condition 26th Aug 2005  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

vgc, asphalt plug, on a kind of blunt limestone pinnacle, fine location & sea view

Montaged by Jon Rouse ©peregrinus

Good condition 25th Jul 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 16th Feb 2005  13:54  by nick

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

You won't find a trigpoint with better views than this. Definitely worth the climb to the top.

I am king of the Petit Tor Trig ©nick
Stunning view from Petit Tor over Babbacombe beach ©nick

Good condition 16th Feb 2005  13:54  by tekv

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10


It's a lot colder than it looks.

Good condition 6th Sep 2003  09:38  by hollowing

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

N50 29.229 W3 31.048 MCL's post said "climb that if you will" - so I did. It turned out to be a fairly straight forward scramble in the end, with good views from the top. Some grafitti on the pillar, but otherwise in good condition.

Looking NE
Don't look down. This is looking E.
This is looking E again, but from a bit further back along the little ridge. The view takes in Babbacombe, and Long Quarry.
Looking back inland, kinda SW. The churches are St. Marychurch, and are seen from all over the 'bay area.

Unreachable but visible 11th May 2003  11:00  by MCL

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

This pillar is still there, and you can see it, but you can't get to it without either a helicopter or rock-climbing gear. It rests on top of a limestone outcrop on the shore of Torbay. See photo. <p> Interestingly, at the foot of the outcrop, I found the item in the photo entitled "whats this?". It would seem to be a plinth of some kind, on which parhaps a trig pillar might have once stood. There were four bolts embedded in the plinth at what could have been the four corners of the base of a pillar. I wonder....

Distance shot ...climb that if you will!
But What is this? it a former position of the pillar?

Good condition 22nd Nov 1997  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S4293  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

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