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TP0990 - Ballawhannel
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Isle of Man
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 4334th with 32 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.74/10 (from 19 logged visits)
Was First logged: 11th Mar 2003
Was Last logged: 1st Aug 2017

Of the 19 logged visits,
5 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 80m
The average error was 19m
The closest was 1m

Border Peat Border Peat g4wsb g4wsb ProSpec ProSpec lepustimidus lepustimidus ipeattie ipeattie Ballawhannel Ballawhannel [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 1st Aug 2017  20:30  by timdoggart

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

Found eventually but hard to get to with lots of hedgerows and barbed wire fences, one of which ruined the pair of jeans I was wearing!

Good condition 18th May 2017  17:12  by blackboot29

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

Parked by gate to south of road summit then followed same route as vegibagger. No problems. Lots of gorse bushes so you need to find the correct route.


Good condition 23rd Jul 2016  14:25  by vegibagger

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

from the road to the west it's much easier to approach from200metres south of the highest bit of road rather than the gate 200metres north on the bend. southerly route allows access without fence climbing right up till almost at pillar where an easy hip over by a hall in hedge gets to it. northern route requires more barbed wire fence climbing.

trig ©vegibagger
fb ©vegibagger
top ©vegibagger

Good condition 21st Aug 2015  12:00  by gerryu2

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

Parked at cottage entrance. through gate then followed field and up an over two fences to trig. Nice and easy. Pity my companion is such a drama queen when it comes to Barbed Wire Fences. The only thing that motivated her to get across the fence was me standing gloating as I had already been to the trig and back by the time she still couldn't find the non existent gate.

Trig 2
Drama queen

Good condition 21st Aug 2015  11:34  by thejackrustles

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at the entrance to Thurot Cottage, through gate, and then headed up through the field heading straight for the trig. Couldn't find any easy way to cross the two barbed wire fences other than just straight over. Which for GerryU2 was a quick task. For me it took some time and another pair of troos bites the dust. Ended up with two marks on my legs as if I'd be bitten by a vampire in my dreams it was Eric from True Blood. Just as much of an epic for me to get back over the tow fences. Lovely views and pillar in great condition.

Survived just! ©thejackrustles
Ballawhannel Collage

Good condition 6th Aug 2015  18:14  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Gosh.. easier than I thought.. drove up Mr GOML's drive to field entrance and walked thro open gate and directly up the field to the pillar.. could've actually driven right up to the pillar today! :D fences, gorse or barbs!

Ballawhannel ..drivable! :-O
Easy route ..if tractors can get there...

Good condition 10th Jul 2015  20:30  by dreeder75

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Parked to the west on the Thurot Cottage Road, over the gate, negotiated the gorse and shrubbery. Straight walk to the top field with the final fence to climb. Lovely views and pillar in great condition.

Looking south ©dreeder75
On my way!

Good condition 25th Sep 2014  18:19  by ProSpec

Gridref: NX 43679 01119   FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Easy enough access, good views all around.

Good condition 15th May 2013  13:35  by Chris9870

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

As previously stated, a real pig to get to. Had to climb over 2 barbed wire fences to get to it. Nice when you get to it.


Good condition 20th Oct 2010  13:02  by g4wsb

Gridref: NX 43675 01115   FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 16th May 2010  16:30  by Border Peat

Gridref: NX 43600 01100   FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

over gate and 2 fields 1 fence to climb with gorse hedge

FB11209 ©Border Peat

Good condition 15th May 2010  11:56  by peregrinus

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, plastic plug, middle of pasture, nice views NE and S. From W, ipeattie gate, then straightforward approach, gateways, just one gappy hedgebank to cross.

Trig, view SE
Trig, view S to Snaefell
Trig, view NE to Point of Ayre

Good condition 13th Sep 2008  17:00  by BILLY COO

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In the middle of a recently ploughed field, had to negotiate barbed wire fence and the gorse.


Unreachable but visible 21st Jul 2006  15:00  by m0sgb

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 2/10

sorry could not get close enough

Good condition 21st Apr 2006  12:12  by Circus cyaneus

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In standing crops. Take care. Ask the landowner at Ballwhannel Farm.

Good condition 23rd Jun 2005  10:50  by ipeattie

Gridref: NX 43682 01118   FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

A bit of a pig to get to. Originally the open gate at NX 43392 01389 looked promising, but once at the top of the field, I couldn't find a path through the gorse. Next attempt over the barbed wire at NX 43274 01191 proved a better route, leading to waist-high bracken which soon gave way to easy paths. A final push through some more gorse and barbed wire to get to the field with the trig.

Ballawhannel - 11209 The pillar.
Ballawhannel - 11209 The flush bracket.

Good condition 9th Aug 2004  17:55  by Phil Clayton

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Gorse is the predominant vegetation in the area which doesn't make for easy finding ! Perseverance pays and there are good views to the north to the Point of Ayre.

Good condition 28th Jun 2004  14:30  by mickandshane

FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

We parked just below the high point of the minor road to the East of the trig. Theres a path into the gorse etc then head for the high ground. The trigs actually in a grazing field which means tackling gorse and barbed wire. Plug with a plastic insert.

Good condition 11th Mar 2003  16:40  by lepustimidus

Gridref: NX 43683 01116   FB Number: 11209  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Trad trig with resin infill to spider. Approach made through a maze of gorse hedges and barbed wire!

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