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TP8096 - Elidir Fawr
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Elidir FawrSH57/T17SH57T017261193.25361301.00922.6293BOLT01/06/1953201/06/1953N1Ht to bolt in rock. Dest 10/79

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3232nd with 38 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.07/10 (from 15 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Apr 1971
Has never been found intact
Was Last logged: 28th Aug 2017

Of the 15 logged visits,
2 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 31m
The average error was 22m
The closest was 13m

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Not Logged 28th Aug 2017  16:00  by Meirion

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

At the base of the reservoir trig at SH61420 61889 there is a large metal bolt? Also spotted the other 2 reservoir trigs.

Trig overlooking reservoir ©Meirion
Bolt at base of trig? ©Meirion
2nd reservoir trig ©Meirion
3rd reservoir trig ©Meirion

Possibly missing 27th May 2017  21:27  by Ant1974

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Possibly missing  Score: 5/10

Couldn't find it 4th May 2017  13:40  by Downfaller

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 9/10

Don't log bolts as a rule, but as a reference to my last but one Welsh 3000 having just come across for Y Garn thought I would make an exception with this log. brilliant day with lovely sunshine and stunning 360 views but some high winds. This was a last day of a week generally above 700m - never had such a good week in the Welsh mountains without rain. Trade the wind for the rain anytime.

Elidir Fawr - summit ©Downfaller
Marchlyn Mawr Res ©Downfaller

Remains 21st Apr 2017  12:17  by VinceTP

Gridref: SH 61170 61280   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Remains  Score: 5/10

Couldn't find it 22nd Jan 2017  10:58  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Expected location is circular stone shelter or a few m to S. Possibly buried under a rock. Alex's concrete block doesn't look like OS and is 30m too far W and may relate to Marchlyn Mawr resr. We found 3 stone built trigs above dam: one at SH 61304 61929 with shallow circular tube in top. Another nearby on spur at SH 61419 61908, with new plastic cover apparently forming an instrument mounting. 3rd to N of resr, at SH 61629 62679 with top tube threaded on outside.

Expected bolt location
concrete block 30m to S related to Marchlyn Mawr resr?
concrete block 30m to S related to Marchlyn Mawr resr?
resr trig on spur
resr trig on spur New plastic mounting
resr trig on spur showing both resrs
resr trig on slope
resr trig on slope shallow rustless mounting tube in top
3rd resr trig
3rd trig - top
3rd resr trig Marchlyn Mawr dam visible thru mist

Couldn't find it 5th Aug 2016  14:54  by Trigger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 28th Jan 2016  13:21  by VinceTP

Gridref: SH 61191 61288   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Damaged 19th Oct 2012  12:42  by trigging on an island

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

I think I found the remains of this item here today on top of Elidir Fawr. It's a rectangular block concreted into a natural rock outcropping and has a metal tube running through it. If there was once a bolt head protruding it has since been damaged. From this position there are clear views to the neighboring pillars: Foel Fras, Carnedd Dafydd (destroyed), Garnedd Ugain and also northwards to the intersected stations of the Menai Straits and Anglesey. I am quite confident that this is the trig we're looking for as there doesn't appear to be any other reason to explain it's being here.

Item in question
Walking pole sticking out of the block

Couldn't find it 17th Sep 2010  11:31  by jonglew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 6/10

Wet, windy, cloud down on the mountain - a lovely day's walking in N Wales. Parked up in Nant Peris and followed a path up to National Park boundary and then went off piste to top of Elidir Fawr, crossed the 2 bwlchs to Mynydd Perfedd before veering north for Carnedd y Filiast (and its N Top), then heading back S for Foel Goch and Y Garn. Weather perked up later for us. No sign of the bolt though.

Couldn't find it 6th Aug 2009  18:24  by ProSpec

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Didn't look for this one.

Couldn't find it 18th Apr 2008  15:00  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

horrific wind and a dusting of snow. Given the conditions a concrete trig would have been hard enough to pin down.

Unknown 29th Jun 2007  15:40  by stignest

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

hard to get a satisfying route to this hill. went up via ygarns northeast spur and down via devils kitchen. didnt look for the looking for the eye of a needle in a haystack.

Couldn't find it 1st Feb 1998  14:20  by Hartryggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 9/10

Parked in the layby oppisite Llyn Ogwen (SH 65654 60245) led a group of V Scouts (Patchway Equinox) > Y Garn > Foel-goch > Mynydd Perfedd > Carnedd y Filiast > Carnedd y Filiast N Top [Y Fronllwyd] > Elidir Fawr > Nant Peris

Couldn't find it 4th Apr 1986  12:45  by arranc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

Couldn't find it 6th Apr 1971  11:34  by vegibagger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Couldn't find it  Score: 5/10

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