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TP6009 - Skomer Island
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Skomer IslandSN02/14SN02S014172693.16209459.4279.3572PILLAR01/06/1953101/06/1971N0

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There are 23 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 218th with 3 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.60/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 28th Jul 2001
Was Last logged: 19th Sep 2019

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

All were within 110m
The average error was 28m
The closest was 5m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Dusty & Pillar
By Dusty
Flush Bracket
By Dusty
By Dusty

By Lucyparsnips

Skomer puffins
A Puffin in flight
By seanmac
See 16 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 19th Sep 2019  11:45  by Dusty

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

My last Welsh Pillar. With Tanya.

Dusty & Pillar
Flush Bracket

Not Logged 10th Sep 2019  12:07  by Robert Kemp

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

Not Logged 27th Aug 2019  12:40  by ltrc

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

Not Logged 20th Jul 2019  12:06  by Lucyparsnips

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

Good condition 30th Aug 2018  10:45  by Moacky

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Locals seemed nonplussed when I explained I was more interested in the pillar than Puffins. Too late for Puffins anyway. Cracking island.


Not Logged 8th Jul 2018  16:47  by Geordie

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

Good condition 5th Jul 2018  00:00  by carolje

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

Good condition 22nd Jul 2016  12:35  by dugswell2

FB Number: S 634  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 14th Jul 2016  14:00  by happitor

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good views from here. lots of Puffins still. Good day out

Good condition 23rd Jun 2015  12:05  by Chris9870

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

As previous reports, boat to island. If you go in summer make sure you are early. We got there at 8am and still didn't get a boat till 11am. Had a lovely day all round, and got the trig too. It is one of the few area's off the paths that you can get to.


Good condition 30th May 2015  14:15  by The Brat Pack

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Not Logged 25th May 2015  00:00  by weirdbeard

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

Good condition 15th May 2015  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SM 72695 09464   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Dale Sailing, Martin's Haven - 01646 603109. Parking 5, boat 11, landing fee 10. No booking - max 250 per day, Tues to Sun. Very busy island - 150 visitors today. Puffins a delight and very tame. However, MUST stay on paths (luckily trig is not out of bounds) but other less notable tops are inaccessible - disappointed. Should see the size of the zoom lenses!

Good condition 7th Apr 2015  12:45  by Eduardo

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Wonderful location though views slightly marred due to a sea mist. Plenty of puffins about!

Skomer trigpoint
Skomer puffins ©Eduardo

Good condition 27th Jul 2014  10:36  by jonglew

Gridref: SM 72693 09464   FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

10am boat from Martin's Haven. Easy walk along good path to trig and hill top, a class 0 tump. Pillar generally in good condition, but minor damage to top surface where small amount of screed missing; original cap in place, deeply indented lettering; 3 sight holes open. Extensive 360deg views to Skokholm, Ramsey Island, mainland etc. Puffins waited for us, should have gone 1-2 weeks ago - billy bonus.

Pillar TP6009©jonglew
Spider TP6009©jonglew
Flush Bracket ©jonglew

Good condition 25th Jul 2013  15:05  by The Magna Defender

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

Got a boat saw some puffins

Good condition 18th Jun 2013  15:55  by lejogger

Gridref: SM 72600 09400   FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Rock on

Good condition 6th Jun 2013  10:39  by moonraker

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Logged while on day visit to the island. Great experience seeing puffins and many other birds. Highly recommended but get there early to guarantee booking.

Good condition 18th Sep 2012  15:53  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SM 72690 09450   FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Got to be on the must do list for many reasons. Great day out and my first puffin ! Pillar good but words wont do justice to the whole experience of visiting the island.


Not Logged 21st Oct 2011  13:30  by wood owl

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

Good condition 29th Apr 2011  10:44  by Trigger

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Jul 2010  12:00  by seanmac

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

East trig to bag, the island is a must visit

A Puffin in flight

Good condition 30th May 2009  11:00  by Eclectic Penguin

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

well worth the effort to get to this one. On an excursion to see the wildlife on the island, especially the puffins who were numerous a this time of the year.

Good condition 11th May 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

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

vgc, metal cap, deep letters, on fine rock outcrop just above old farm which now serves as accommodation for Wildlife Trust staff & volunteers. Boat from Martins Haven, normally sails 3x daily (doesnt land Mondays). Hot sunny day, over 100 people ashore but didnt seem crowded. Great island with fine cliffs although visitors discouraged from straying off paths, mainly to protect Shearwater burrows. Dale Sailing, , 01646 603123.

Good condition 28th Apr 2007  12:00  by mitch.mob

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Love visiting Skomer,

Good condition 30th Mar 2005  12:34  by Trekmagic

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

1st Trig Point for me, found whilst exploring island.

Good condition 15th May 2004  13:30  by SmudgyPixels

Gridref: SM 72702 09441   FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

My first trigpoint - I picked a remote one! I was on Skomer with a Nikon Owners Club International weekend trip to Dale Fort Field Studies Centre to photograph birds and flowers and we spent the day on Skomer watching the Puffins and Choughs. The views from the trigpont were spectacular with the ruined farmhouse below and acres of bluebells all around... (edited to add that Neil is not really into Trigpointing and that he was not with me on this photography weekend - Natalie)

One of the puffins We were suprised to see so many puffins on land in the heat and glare of the midday sun, but we were not complaining - they were not too wary of humans and were terribly photogenic!©SmudgyPixels
The view The view from beside the trigpoint atop the rocks was stunning - you can see a little of the ruined farmhouse and the masses of bluebells.©SmudgyPixels
The flush bracket There is a lot of this lovely yellow lichen all over Skomer Island.©SmudgyPixels
A sign I only found this sign after I had found and climbed up to the pillar because I originally aproached from the opposite side. ;-)©SmudgyPixels

Good condition 18th Aug 2002  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 5th May 2002  11:05  by fasgadh

Gridref: SM 72711 09465   FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Puffin bashing visit to Skomer. Trig is easily acessable benind the farm on a small rocky outcrop

Good condition 28th Jul 2001  11:30  by chrism

FB Number: S6304  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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