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TP5480 - Plynlimon
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S1578
OSGB36 Station :
PP101
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP5480
County :
Dyfed
Nearest town :
MACHYNLLETH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
PlynlimonPP101PP101278968.40286940.44753.1601PILLAR01/06/1937201/06/1952N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 899th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.91/10 (from 75 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Aug 1967
Was Last found intact: 14th May 2016
Was Last logged: 22nd May 2018

Of the 75 logged visits,
14 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 223608m
The average error was 16000m
The closest was 2m

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Logged Visits:

Damaged 22nd May 2018  12:30  by newestindustry

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


Not Logged 6th Apr 2018  12:44  by AsherMarley

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


Not Logged 24th Feb 2018  00:24  by Robert Kemp

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


Slightly damaged 14th May 2016  12:15  by weyoun6

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Damaged 8th May 2016  13:30  by superswifteagle

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Glorious sunny & warm day, if a bit hazy. Unlike many mid-Wales trigs this one feels properly high! Lovely walk from the dam up Maesnant from the NE. Not so good going back down following the Nant-y-Moch stream - very tussocky with no path :-( !!


Not Logged 10th Apr 2016  13:54  by Korszun

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


Not Logged 16th Jan 2016  13:53  by mntainman

Gridref: SN 78968 86945   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 8th Oct 2015  11:30  by aetheric

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

Pillar damaged and cracked. Frost?

Damage to top and edges ©aetheric


Not Logged 11th Aug 2015  09:10  by ltrc

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


Damaged 31st Jul 2015  21:17  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Classic summit moment as I arrived very timely indeed as the crimson sun unexpectedly revealed itself through a gap in deep grey clouds just above the horizon. Full moon rising simultaneously in the opposite side of the sky to the east. Dropped down for an overnight bivvy beside Llyn Llygad Rheidol. Very happy to get another Welsh primary ticked off. Youtube clip of my two day trek is now online https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSD-9pevijc

The sun plays ball between a gap in the clouds


Damaged 6th Apr 2015  12:55  by ocean soul

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked in the car park (Chargeable) at Eisteddfa Gurig on the A44 .. Followed ROWs to summit .. Stunning location .. Fine weather ..


Me and Chip ©ocean soul


Slightly damaged 17th Sep 2014  10:30  by aussierules

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Bagging Hewitts. This and two others. Good walk. Ground firm


Damaged 13th Sep 2014  13:30  by stignest

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

3rd visit. this time with Phil Walker. from far end (cerrig y hafan) via Drosgyl. truly wild terrain.. waded river and up top via dam. continued on past Arwystli to then drop back to the Hengwm opposite nant lluest fach. this area evidently gets very few visitors. aside from being wet its a stunning spot.


Slightly damaged 19th Aug 2014  16:04  by crescentccc

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 23rd Jul 2014  12:00  by Ddraig Ddu

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

a summit walk on a stunning day in Ceredigion.

trig at peak


Damaged 9th Apr 2014  12:27  by Steve&Gill

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 15th Mar 2014  19:55  by stumoo

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


Damaged 29th Jun 2013  16:45  by struggling

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked at Nant-y-Moch Reservoir dam in bright sunshine and walked S on road, and E through Dyll Faen forestry. While walking N on FP to TP, weather closed in very quickly; in 15 mins, dense cloud, strong wind, and heavy drizzle. Visibility about 20-50m. V glad of the stone wind-break at TP to eat a sandwich! N down path towards P Fach before following Maesnant to vehicle track, and road back to car. Have to go again to see the views!

Looking N (in Hope!)


Damaged 9th Jun 2013  11:30  by DanTrig

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

Nice 8 mile walk from car park that doesn't exist at Eisteddfa-Fach, walked up path to Plynlimon then followed ridge to its neighbours Pen Pumlumon Llygad-Bychan and Pumlumon Arwystli. After cloud lifted lovely sunny day with great views, On Cadair Idris the day before.


Damaged 22nd May 2013  11:30  by Stratford Strollers

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 6/10

Surprised to find we are the first loggers of 2013, but it has been a cold Spring! I've been wanting to get up here for over 30 years and finally made it on a cold but sunny day. Could just make out the Brecon Beacons far away to the South.

Cathy and Martin at Plynlimon trig


Damaged 5th Apr 2013  09:20  by Trigglets

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

©Trigglets


Damaged 17th Nov 2012  12:08  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SK 78970 86940   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked in the car park (3) at Eisteddfa Gurig on the A44 near to the "Elvis" rock and followed the path as recorded by previous visitors. A rather desolate area with grass and bogs. The spider is quite exposed but the views are good when the cloud lifted.


Good condition 14th Oct 2012  14:00  by Merthyr_boy

Gridref: SN 78971 86945   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 29th Sep 2012  14:00  by Moacky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Visited source of Severn and Wye, the cache and the trig. Good day out.


Damaged 3rd Sep 2012  13:00  by Marshsand

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Second summit of the day having climbed Y Garn from the Nant-y-moch reservoir on the Nuttall route. Bad mistake - no stile, no path, very wet long grass and to top it all - steep. However, descent off Pumlumon Fach was very easy, picking up the metalled reservoir track very quickly.


Damaged 25th Mar 2012  11:05  by Dusty

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked from the south. Great views.

Mrs Dusty & trigpoint
Spider & damage
Flush Bracket


Damaged 20th Mar 2011  14:19  by stignest

FB Number: S1577  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

as wet as it gets. walked in along Hengwm as far as graig y fedw. couldnt see a damn thing. climbed along fenceline -whats left of it- up to summit and descended to Llyn Rheidol. trig has taken a hammering.


Slightly damaged 21st Jan 2011  14:49  by g4wsb

Gridref: SN 78969 86942   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Damaged 6th Jul 2010  11:40  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

great views


Damaged 4th Jun 2010  14:00  by Stevie Boy

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

Paid 3 to park at the farm on the A44.Me & Jacob took the good track northwards past the old mine. Fine summit. Great views though bit hazy. Highest point in the Cambrian Mountains & my third highest actual pillar to date. Magic Mac, the walking stick,was laid to rest up here

Jacob on top of the Cambrians ©Stevie Boy


Damaged 3rd Jun 2010  14:00  by Loz&Bib

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


Damaged 18th Apr 2010  10:35  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: SN 78973 86946   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Top of trig damaged, spider exposed, no cap.

Plynlimon Fawr Trig looking a bit tatty.
Plynlimon Fawr Flush bracket.
Plynlimon Fawr Damaged top.


Damaged 13th Apr 2010  13:25  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Fifth visit, first on 20.5.78. Beautiful day. Someone has had a stone to the trig point, damaging the top and chipping the concrete away from round the spider - it was OK in 1984 ! Fine walk from Rhyd-y-Benwch, visiting sources of Wye & Severn on way. Read all about it in my book "Headwaters - Walking to British River Sources".


Good condition 1st Jan 2010  14:18  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

PLUMLUMON FAWR TRIG POINT


Not Logged 18th Oct 2009  17:01  by PeterKirkwood

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


Damaged 22nd Aug 2009  11:52  by jonglew

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Some damage to the top edge of the trig, but standing proud with outstanding views. Visited some disused mine workings at Bryn Daith on the way down, very interesting.

Pillar TP5480©jonglew


Good condition 27th Jul 2009  14:00  by heavyhorses

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

Passed wreck of WW2 USAAF P-38 on way back down


Slightly damaged 19th Jun 2009  13:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

From Y Garn in dry condition and the early morning cloud had now left the summit. Very windy here so quickly retreated to Pumlumon Fach and the car...


Good condition 11th Apr 2009  15:30  by Mudpug

Gridref: SN 79000 87000   FB Number: 1578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 11th Apr 2009  15:30  by Mudpug

Gridref: SN 79000 87000   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Damaged 29th Dec 2008  00:11  by Spiro

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


Damaged 21st Oct 2008  12:01  by asbown

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

great views, very windy and trig badly damaged,5 hours walking and never saw a soul all day.


Damaged 14th Sep 2008  18:52  by Clanfield Rambler

Gridref: SN 78968 86944   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Damaged pillar part of spider exposed plug missing. Great views all round could make our Cader Idris. Highest point in mid wales


Not Logged 12th Sep 2008  00:00  by Curlew

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


Damaged 10th Aug 2008  06:40  by peregrinus

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Yes, agree Damaged. No cap or plug, spider exposed, cracks and a chunk missing. On concrete slab which in turn sits on a large tumulus. My pre-penultimate ;-) Welsh trig - early bag before heading over to join The Last Welsh Trig event (see Red Hill). Blustery morning - strong wind on top and caught by a heavy shower on the way down. Obvious route from W: mapped track then tussocky beeline; nice grass & rock terrain higher up and fine big tumulus on top.


Damaged 20th Dec 2007  14:41  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Top no worse than last visit but lots of fractures becoming apparent on one face. Bitterly cold with loads of hoar frost but too hazy for photos


Good condition 5th Oct 2007  14:30  by mad max

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


Slightly damaged 5th Oct 2007  14:23  by martinc

Gridref: SN 78962 86947   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Not surprised its called "Lonely Plynlimon". Great day walking.Fine views all round. Top of pillar badly hacked about.


Damaged 22nd Sep 2007  00:00  by bogdodger

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


Damaged 4th Apr 2007  14:06  by Andy West

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


Damaged 18th Mar 2007  12:20  by stignest

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

first visit


Damaged 23rd Sep 2006  00:00  by caroleengel

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


Damaged 14th Jul 2006  15:03  by rhayader_wanderer

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

No major changes on 18 months ago but having seen many more trigs in between this one has to go down to damaged now. It not a lost cause and even had a local research student with GPS total station using it today to validate the position of a plane flying some lidar data. So nice to leave the office at lunchtime to and be home for tea


Damaged 2nd Sep 2005  14:19  by senrabyar

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 30th Apr 2005  12:40  by Father Ted

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

The Rhayader Wanderer had advised me the night before not to start walking before 10.30 as the forecast was poor. Waited in the car till 10.30 exactly where upon it stopped raining! Made the ascent via Y Garn in mist but then the sun came out for the rest of the day excellent! Trig looking like its got a bad hair day.


Slightly damaged 19th Mar 2005  14:00  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SN 78900 86900   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Well first proper day of Spring 17 degrees ,clear skies,makes a change from previous few visits!Did a few Hewitts and Colls Cache while here so all round a perfect day....they dont come by that often!!

The pillar on a beautifull spring Day.


Slightly damaged 14th Mar 2005  21:30  by TTtom

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Excellent walk - last of the snowdrifts still up there.

Plynlimon Southern Cairn ©TTtom
©TTtom


Damaged 14th Feb 2005  12:45  by Lathama

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

I agree with the last visitor - this should definitely be categorised as 'damaged'. Most of the top is missing including the plug; the tribracket is hanging on by its fingernails. There is a crack out of one edge and smaller cracks around the face. The concrete base is exposed all round. Good views today - and pretty cold, too!


Slightly damaged 4th Jan 2005  13:30  by rhayader_wanderer

Gridref: SN 78973 86942   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Must be getting close to a damaged classification concrete around half spider missing, chunk out of SW edge and small fractures across the whole body. Some evidence of repointing

Damage to top of trig
Benchmark plate


Not Logged 20th Nov 2004  15:45  by kaarhu

Gridref: SN 79000 86900   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10

Visited during an ice storm. Trig point was covered in 1/2 inch of ice.

Plynlimon trig point during an ice storm


Not Logged 17th Jul 2004  00:00  by Sprog

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


Slightly damaged 26th Jun 2004  10:21  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

latest trip of many since '88 looping round with the rest of the range from Eisteddfa Gurig


Slightly damaged 18th Jan 2004  12:00  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SN 78968 86954   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 7th Sep 2002  00:00  by IWC

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


Not Logged 25th Mar 2002  15:55  by Chalky

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


Not Logged 28th May 2000  00:00  by ad-lib

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 16th Nov 1997  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - fine hill & view


Slightly damaged 11th Sep 1997  12:00  by Crwydryn

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Square concrete pillaron a flat concrete base. Spider centre missing, pillar top chipped away.


Damaged 1st Aug 1997  00:00  by walkingdude

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

Approximate date.


Slightly damaged 5th Jun 1996  11:00  by Crazy

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Its bleak up here and yet I;m not alone as a head pops up out of the shelter as I arrive at the summit. A Cambrian Way camper I'd met earlier on the walk and we're heading for the same destination tonight. On to lunch at the Star Inn, Dylife.


Not Logged 4th Aug 1995  00:00  by ngthack

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


Slightly damaged 28th Oct 1994  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Highest point in Mid-Wales on the watershed between the Severn & the Wye. Plug missing.


Good condition 10th Aug 1986  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S1578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar on large pile of stones at summit. Some very slight damage to top edge corners.


Good condition 6th Dec 1984  12:12  by fasgadh

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

Round of the Pumlumon tops while my sister was down getting interviewed at Aberystwyth Uni... Very wet. Follow up visit much later on in summer from the wild north.


Good condition 26th Aug 1967  12:40  by arranc

Gridref: SN 78900 86900   FB Number: S1578  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

classic hill. been back several times since.



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