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TP5690 - Risca
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
RiscaST07/T14ST07T014325754.02190644.750.0003PILLAR01/06/193901Refixed 1956

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4428th with 41 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.74/10 (from 34 logged visits)
Was First logged: 8th Nov 2003
Was Last logged: 10th Oct 2018

Of the 34 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 71m
The average error was 11m
1 was exact

RISCA Twmbarlwm Coed Mawr High Cross School Glaslyn Griefmiester asbown Robert Kemp jeffridj jonglew caroleengel Ramblingpaul Mountain troop mcgivern Risca [Zoom In/Out] [Show Labels]

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Good condition 10th Oct 2018  16:19  by Mountain troop mcgivern

Gridref: ST 25800 90700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Aug 2018  13:31  by Juliebfitness

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 26th Mar 2018  11:50  by Nekyram

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Park in layby on Mountain road. Over fence and up to trig. A pleasant spot.

Good condition 23rd Feb 2018  15:15  by Aaron Disley

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

Good condition 20th Oct 2017  15:34  by asbown

Gridref: ST 25757 90637   FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from Cotswold road, easy little walk, good views.

Not Logged 26th Sep 2017  16:55  by ltrc

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

Good condition 23rd Aug 2017  18:27  by Griefmiester

Gridref: ST 25748 90643   FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

I parked in the lay-by/passing place on Mountain Road, then followed Ted's advice and walked down the road until i found the "Stile" from there easy pop over the pillar, nice location, good condition great views.

Good condition 3rd May 2017  18:05  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: ST 25757 90651   FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked in nearby housing estate with a short walk across waste ground, across lane and into field. Great views of Bristol Channel

Good condition 7th Apr 2017  11:00  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

No trouble parking for me - I cycled from Pontypool, although it was hard work lifting the bike over the stile in the corner of the field. Trig in good condition. Spotted pillar at Twmbarlwm, which I visited next. Very enjoyable day out in the sun. Hence 8/10!

Trig and Bike ©Richofsebast
Next Stop ©Richofsebast

Good condition 6th Mar 2016  10:26  by gerryu2

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

#323 P#235 P2016#35. Parked in layby and there was a slight break in the hedge with the wire at the top a bit lower. Might be a regular trig baggers route. Then into field for the trig. Nice n easy.

Good condition 6th Mar 2016  10:25  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Mr U2 made me go through the hedge! Went back over the style in the field corner. Relatively easy bag.

Risca the hard way! ©thejackrustles
Risca collage
Risca Selfie ©thejackrustles

Not Logged 28th Jul 2015  11:51  by Robert Kemp

Gridref: ST 25754 90645   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 21st Jun 2015  15:39  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: 2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

There is a rusty old gate in corner of field North of TP. Park in lay by on Mountain Road for a quick one to bag.

Mr K at trig. Usual trig pose.©BRISTOLIAN

Good condition 24th Sep 2013  18:30  by Father Ted

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

The idea of pkbathrooms to park on the estate is a good one. If you aprk on Cotswold Way there is a track beside number 54 up through a field to the minor road. Don't fight your way through the hedge but instead turn right and go down hill for about 200 meters where there is a stile into the field and no further obstructions up to the trig point. The FB is lovely and clean, I think because the sheep have probably been using it as a rubbing post.

Good condition 30th Apr 2013  20:44  by pkbathrooms

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Parked in the housing estate in a straight line from the trig across the minor rd. 250 yds from trig. Easy walk and very easy parking. Cracking evening with excellent views across to Devon and more. Sheep with lambs grazing and got some funny looks from the sheep.


Good condition 16th Feb 2013  14:26  by jeffridj

Gridref: ST 25754 90646   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

There is a pull in on the mountain road just North of the trigpoint. Walk back down the hill and there is a sort of stile on the corner. Go over the stile and back up the hill in the field to the trigpoint (about 200Mtrs.)

Good condition 22nd Jan 2013  11:09  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

This was my first trig logged in full winter conditions. There was a foot deep covering of pristine snow in the field to trawl through to reach the pillar and I had to scrape away a good bit of snow and ice to get at the flush bracket and cap. Most enjoyable :).

Looks good enough to eat

Good condition 8th Dec 2012  13:44  by jonglew

Gridref: ST 25756 90646   FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Located 100m from a minor road with difficult parking. The hedgerow is holly and impenetrable, but opposite the trig is a weak point that could be breached (unless someone applies some secateur action to this point it won't be open for long - the holly is growing fast). Pillar is in a rolling short-grassed pasture with sheep grazing. Pillar is in good condition, metal plug (no lettering on it), all sight holes open. Good views.

Pillar TP5690©jonglew
Spider TP5690©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP5690©jonglew

Good condition 6th Oct 2012  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: ST 25757 90649   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Brief parking possible in gateway to west of trig. Stile of sorts into trig field at southern corner of field on bend in road ST257905

Good condition 24th Mar 2011  11:20  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

nice sunny day seen trig from lane


Good condition 27th Jun 2010  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 10th Jun 2010  11:45  by cmb1953

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 5th Apr 2010  12:40  by Dusty

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Flush Bracket

Good condition 24th Mar 2008  15:00  by welshmike

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar in very good condition. We were coming down the lane and spotted the pillar in the field so a quick detour back up the lane to get access via the gate by the public footpath.


Good condition 19th Oct 2007  15:20  by bluebeard

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

my map didn't show all the roundabouts that there appeared to be so i stopped and asked a native for directions

Good condition 6th Apr 2007  13:00  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Was in the area geocaching. Hopped over a gate at the corner of the field to get to trig but got through the fence on the way back to the road.

Booboo near trig. ©The Flying Boots

Good condition 10th Sep 2006  09:40  by soper_family

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Found on a mountain bike ride from Newport to Twmbarlwm and back.

Good condition 5th Aug 2006  12:35  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great views to all directions. Met the farmer later who was a really nice chap.


Good condition 12th Jun 2006  15:00  by rhayader_wanderer

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

another parking option is by the footpath further NW where you can get a care completely off the road then walk back to the gap

Good condition 21st Feb 2006  14:25  by

Gridref: ST 25755 90648   FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Used Etrex Legend (s/w 3.7 & 5m reported accuracy) to record waypoint in decimal degrees (WGS84) then converted using OSTN02. Input N51.60975 W3.07358 200m. Output ST2575590648 149m.

Good condition 19th Feb 2006  10:10  by mickandshane

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked in the first pull-in from the south east (look for the burnt out car). There's a gap in the hedge opposite then it's sheepy pasture up to the trig. Metal plug with no letters - very rare!

Good condition 29th Jan 2006  13:09  by Glaslyn

Gridref: ST 25750 90640   FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short walk off lane ,park in 1 of 2 passing places its only five minutes walk back down lane and accross field.Good views been to better locations though!


Good condition 25th Jul 2004  16:15  by maurice

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Flush bracket has recently been cleaned

Good condition 8th Nov 2003  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S2308  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc; plain metal cap i.e. no letters; pasture

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