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TP0975 - Bal Mawr
 
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Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S7281
OSGB36 Station :
SO52/T3
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP0975
County :
Gwent
Nearest town :
HAY ON WYE

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Bal MawrSO52/T3SO52T003326761.32227089.00607.1613PILLAR01/06/1954201/06/1954N0

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There are 43 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 580th with 5 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.13/10 (from 68 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Mar 1984
Was Last logged: 28th Jul 2019

Of the 68 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 839m
The average error was 91m
1 was exact

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Good condition 28th Jul 2019  16:00  by Biffin

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 18th May 2019  09:15  by SianC

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice stone Trig. Seen on the Big Black Mountain Challenge


Good condition 18th May 2019  09:09  by angelaspired

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

Taking part in the Big black mountain challenge


Slightly damaged 2nd May 2019  10:38  by robcross

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


Good condition 7th Apr 2019  13:30  by gower lad

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

2/5 on circular walk from Gospel Pass via Llanthony. Came from Rhos Dirion then dropped down to Llanthony, tea and cakes from little tea cafe next to bridge over river


Good condition 31st Mar 2019  13:41  by BRISTOLIAN

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Bagged during a 11.55 mile hike around the Breacons.

BRISTOLIAN visits pillar. ©BRISTOLIAN


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2018  13:50  by Moacky

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

En route from the Priory to the historic county top of Monmouthshire, further along the ridge.


Good condition 12th May 2018  07:38  by The Coachmans Pair

Gridref: SO 26816 27055   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Doing the Big Black Mountain Challenge today so decided to collect the trigs along the way. Ten hours and two minutes from start to finish on an ideal day for walking.


Slightly damaged 21st Apr 2018  12:26  by Bridgeman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Walked up from Llanthony Priory but summit was only a quick visit as the weather forecast was for thunderstorms and it looked very stormy to the south so it wasn't a place to hang around. Headed off along ridge then down to Cwmyoy en route to Pandy and stayed dry.

Bal Mawr Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Slightly damaged 18th Jul 2017  10:40  by paulxtr

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Bagged as part of a 21 mile 6-trig circular walk. Parked in the Llanthony Priory car park and followed the Beacons Way up onto the ridge. Haze limited the view somewhat. Continued along the ridge to Rhos Dirion.

Bal Mawr ©paulxtr


Good condition 13th May 2017  07:45  by Captainbob542

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Bagged while completing the Black Mountain Challenge.


Slightly damaged 23rd Apr 2017  12:40  by Ramblingpaul

Gridref: SO 26763 27095   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Bagged on a circular walk from Blaen-y-cwm car park. Great views


Good condition 16th Apr 2017  15:42  by Juliebfitness

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

Gelert wants to move on 🤣🤣🤣 Wet and windy on today's walk


Not Logged 27th Dec 2016  12:30  by AsherMarley

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 9/10




Good condition 3rd Dec 2016  11:29  by Andrew hunt

Gridref: SO 26761 27092   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 9th Oct 2016  08:25  by ltrc

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


Slightly damaged 25th Aug 2016  11:55  by Mr Rant

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

Bagged whilst doing my Gold DofE.


Good condition 31st Jul 2016  12:40  by Richofsebast

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Masonry pillar, bit rough but sound condition. We parked in the Grwyne Fawr valley, walking up through the woods and out over the top. From the trig, we went down into Llanthony for a cuppa in the priory then retraced our steps back to the car. One of the best walks.

Masonry Pillar ©Richofsebast
Glorious Views ©Richofsebast
Llanthony Priory ©Richofsebast


Not Logged 21st Jul 2016  15:23  by Two Dogs and an Awning

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

A warm summers day when we bagged this trig point on a circular walk from Llanthony. Great views and a wonderful bit of countryside.

©Two Dogs and an Awning


Slightly damaged 30th May 2016  12:10  by underhill

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 18th Feb 2016  10:46  by Cas-gwent

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Lovely spot, and a nice stone trig.


Good condition 20th Oct 2015  13:23  by greenbell

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A glorious Autumn day from the unexpected treasure of Llanthony, up to the wild county top of Monmouthshire (just up from the trig) then back down to the glorious golden trees and old chapels of the valley.

View up to the County Top
T shirt but not for long...


Not Logged 5th Apr 2015  14:19  by GrowlerOutdoor

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

Bagged on a walk to Chwarel y Fan


Slightly damaged 21st Jun 2014  00:00  by shropshire lasses

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

picking up the geocache great views today


Converted 18th Jun 2014  11:07  by dewi o dre-gwyr

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

This has been adopted



Good condition 29th Dec 2013  11:50  by Dusty

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Mrs Dusty & pillar
Spider
Flush Bracket


Slightly damaged 17th Oct 2013  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: SO 26765 27094   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 18th May 2013  08:01  by philpb

Gridref: SO 26761 27088   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Logged during Big Black Mountains Challenge (Longtown Mountain Rescue Fundraiser)

Trigpoint
Flush Bracket
Spider


Not Logged 10th Feb 2013  12:00  by bambam897

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


Good condition 2nd Jul 2012  11:26  by sickpit

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

Nice lonely trig point, seems to be weathered and a bit wonky but still cool

Nasty day ©sickpit


Good condition 2nd Jul 2012  11:26  by sickpit

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

Nice lonely trig point, seems to be weathered and a bit wonky but still cool.


Slightly damaged 30th Aug 2011  13:14  by russie and sidekick

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

nice walk up from cwmyoy nice stone pillar very slightly damaged around the corners but bordering on good for me

pillar
flush bracket
spider


Slightly damaged 29th May 2011  13:40  by Managra

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Visited with Griggsy. Made of local stone and with fantastic views in all directions. It was very windy! Missing plug

The trig ©Managra
Griggsy and Managra ©Managra


Slightly damaged 29th May 2011  13:40  by Griggsy

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

From Llanthony Priory

©Griggsy


Slightly damaged 25th Feb 2011  15:00  by Moggie25

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Geocaching along the ridge


Slightly damaged 4th Feb 2011  12:08  by von-horst

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Found whilst geocaching along the ridge. Unusual stone column. A very windy day, so the photos are a bit blurry!

The stone-built trig point.


Good condition 8th Jan 2011  11:23  by jonglew

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Best part of the Breacon are the Black Mountains - IMHO. Location of this trig is high up on one of NW-SE orientated ridges overlooking the Vale of Ewyas. We had parked at Llanthony and followed the steam up Cwn Bwchel to the top of the ridge. Lovely walk, lovely views. And a very pleasing trig built from stones as opposed to the usual lump of concrete; supposed to be slightly damaged, but looked ok to me.

Pillar TP0975©jonglew


Slightly damaged 4th Sep 2010  12:00  by desperate dan

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Tough climb up through heather, bracken and bilberry from valley to the west


Slightly damaged 30th May 2010  15:39  by dai

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 30th May 2010  15:00  by Shelfyowen

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

Circular walk from Capel y Finn to Llantony Priory. Great views all the way, especially coming down into Llantony.


Slightly damaged 21st May 2010  21:00  by Trigger

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

TP0975


Not Logged 13th Jul 2009  12:05  by sniffadogz

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

Good walk along the ridge.


Slightly damaged 13th May 2009  12:53  by Funk to Funky

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


Slightly damaged 26th Feb 2009  10:50  by The Moor We Hunt...

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Geocaching along the ridge. Great stone pillar with mountain views.


Good condition 11th Oct 2008  11:00  by gromitfromhay

Gridref: SO 26766 27093   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

plug missing, nice spot.


Good condition 16th Jul 2008  08:47  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SO 26760 27080   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Excellent place . All pillars should have views like this! Walked up from Llanthony woods via ROW. Was short on time which was a shame because the weather and views could have kept me for hours.Lovely views down on to Llanthony Priory from the path. Pillar is stone built and in good condition. Came past here in 2002 when on round of Welsh Hewitts but had no photos.

©Glaslyn
©Glaslyn
View down to Llanthony Priory from the path.©Glaslyn


Not Logged 10th Apr 2008  00:00  by Curlew

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


Good condition 5th Apr 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, stonebuilt, with a bit too much mortar for my taste. No cap or plug. Heathery hill, decent view. From S (car park). A quick bite to eat then to Crug Mawr from the same start.


Good condition 6th Jan 2008  10:00  by DanTrig

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

Part of a 12.5 mile walk to Rhos Dirion.


Good condition 15th Nov 2007  15:12  by theblack

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

The home leg of a walk that started on the opposte ridge along Offa's Dyke. Goods views from the trig. Trig in good order, don't think the slightly damaged rating is justified.

Trig ©theblack


Good condition 12th Aug 2007  10:25  by stignest

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

clockwise loop of high ground around priory. trig is stone build and good condition.


Good condition 7th Jul 2007  13:50  by Katy

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

©Katy


Good condition 8th May 2007  13:40  by martinc

Gridref: SO 26768 27093   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Unusual, made of local stone. Plug missing.


Good condition 14th Jan 2007  09:30  by SidAndBob

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked up from Llanthony Priory on the way to the dam at Grwyne Fawr. Wonderful views on a very clear day. Trig has been "Duckworthed" a little more tastefully than most, retaining it's correct shape.

©SidAndBob


Slightly damaged 27th Aug 2006  09:30  by The Flying Boots

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Visited this whilst out geocaching in the area. The last time we'd been to this trig it was a Christmas Day and during a blizzard. Much more pleasant day today.

Booboo on trig. ©The Flying Boots
©The Flying Boots


Slightly damaged 30th Oct 2004  11:00  by scafell3210

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Midland Ski Club High Altitude training weekend Plug missing

Bal Mawr - Flush Bracket Bal Mawr - Flush Bracket©scafell3210


Good condition 19th Sep 2004  13:10  by Loz&Bib

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

Built of local stone and in good condition.

Bal Mawr Taken on Sunday 10th Sep 2004


Good condition 11th Jul 2004  18:15  by Father Ted

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A nice pillar built from local stone with good views over Grwyne Fawr Reservoir. Plug missing. The last trig of what would be a 9.5 hour circular walk from Llanthony.

Trig Point


Good condition 1st Oct 2003  14:40  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Stone-built pillar. Visited during a long round of the hills around Black Mountain.


Good condition 2nd Oct 2000  10:11  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited on a round of the Grwyne Fach.Better nick than Waun Fach!


Good condition 9th Sep 1999  14:41  by rob godrer coed

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 19th May 1998  11:01  by CURRYSCRIM

Gridref: SO 27600 27090   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

This is one I found whilst sorting out old photo albums and had not logged it as I was not a "triggie" in those days. The date of entry is 28/05/2013 . The views and weather were superb. This now makes a total of 400 pillars.


Good condition 27th Mar 1998  09:42  by Marshsand

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited during one of the early visits to the Black Mountains when Twmpa and Chwarel y Fan were also visited.


Slightly damaged 27th Sep 1997  11:00  by Hartryggers

Gridref: SO 26761 27089   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Previous visit 24/07/1994


Good condition 28th May 1996  12:41  by Crazy

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Extremely windy but exhilirating with gusts trying to blow me off the ridge. Walking made extra difficult by my large Cambrian Way rucksack.


Good condition 24th Sep 1995  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Built of local stone,plug missing.


Not Logged 11th Jan 1993  08:45  by Robert Kemp

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


Good condition 11th Mar 1984  11:10  by arranc

Gridref: SO 26700 27100   FB Number: S7281  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

trying out new boots, with heel plasters, on a circular walk over Hay Bluff and Black Mountain.



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