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TP4866 - Moel Wnion
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S7321
OSGB36 Station :
SH57/11
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP4866
County :
Gwynedd
Nearest town :
LLANFAIRFECHAN

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Moel WnionSH57/11SH57S011264966.32369712.14580.3392PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

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There are 19 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 3086th with 25 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.13/10 (from 47 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Nov 1973
Was Last found intact: 18th Sep 2012
Was Last logged: 10th Sep 2023

Of the 47 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 67m
The average error was 36m
The closest was 4m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.


By CJO

By CJO

By CJO

©Meirion

©mntainman
Looking SE to the High Carneddau
By trigging on an island
See 13 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Damaged 10th Sep 2023  00:00  by Axe Edge

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

Last day of an 8 day stay in North Wales, a scorcher of a week. So before returning home I walked onto the rounded, hilly top of Moel Wnion via Cras (superb views in all directions) and then onwards to revisit Gyrn, Llefn, Moel Faban and returned below these peaks and onto the N Wales Path. Wnions stone pillar is still decapitated. Gifted to Hot Chocolates hit "It started with a kiss, (how did it end up like this)". Don't know the words in Spanish :-)).


Damaged 29th Jul 2023  11:15  by desperate dan

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

Blowy but bright. Wonderful walk/trot up here from Rachub with Twiggy who bagged her highest trig no far. A natural mountain dog, I'm pleased to find. Last up here 50 years ago.


Damaged 23rd Apr 2023  15:51  by CJO

Gridref: SH 64962 69720   FB Number: GONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

In a bit of a state. Pillar minus FB is within shelter cairn. Top 6 minus spider resides outside cairn 4m to north of its base.

In bits
more bits
and yet more bits


Not Logged 24th Jan 2023  12:38  by Kabugh20

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


Damaged 29th Jan 2022  10:25  by Mickandkim

Gridref: SH 64900 69700   FB Number: S7321  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Wet and windy then sunny Nice walk from West Parked at big wall before Bryn Hall


Damaged 21st Aug 2021  00:00  by Trigpointerrier

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


Remains 11th May 2021  00:00  by nordicstar

FB Number: UK  Condition: Remains  Score: 6/10

Great location/viewpoint of Anglesey and Carneddau hills. Shame about the trig top, a few healthy folk could put it back I'm sure...


Damaged 18th Sep 2020  15:20  by underhill

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

full day on carnedds then moel wnion and gyrn


Not Logged 19th Jul 2020  00:00  by Ronaldo333

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


Remains 31st Mar 2020  15:00  by Meirion

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

A return visit on my local lockdown walk. Nice views today, cold wind.

©Meirion


Damaged 13th Oct 2019  14:15  by gower lad

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

After visit to Aber falls, climbed steeply up NE slope in pouring rain, zero visibility, to stone free summit plateau and small stone circle containing the damaged pillar, waist high remains, no metal work, single sight hole. At summit, sky lightened, rain stopped and clouds rose to reveal the whole spread of the Carneddau and Anglesey straits with a quater rainbow hitting the ground in my exit direction.


Not Logged 10th Jul 2019  00:00  by Curlew

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

A ruin.


Damaged 6th Apr 2019  18:08  by painterman61

FB Number: NONE  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Done as part of the the nuttalls walk from aber falls to Foel fras doing many mountains and tops.Great views to the snowy carneddau today top is separated from the trig which is not in the best condition.

trig ©painterman61
trig damage ©painterman61
detached top ©painterman61


Damaged 28th Jul 2018  11:25  by rupertal

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


Not Logged 17th Feb 2018  12:00  by Robert Kemp

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


Damaged 5th Oct 2017  16:12  by slateloose

Gridref: SH 64900 69700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked up on footpaths from Bronydd Isaf passing under the power line twice to pick up a faint path heading south, passing a ruined sheep fold about a third of the way up to the top. Second trig today with no flush bracket.


Damaged 31st Jan 2017  10:15  by Dusty

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

Pillar
Pillar
Spider


Damaged 26th Jan 2017  14:00  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7321  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked near Cilfodan then walked up minor road to Tan-y-foel then onto open hillside to Moel Faban, Gym and Moel Wnion with it's broken trig then return by a lower route on a cool sunny afternoon.


Not Logged 5th Oct 2015  11:41  by VinceTP

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


Not Logged 5th Oct 2015  11:40  by VinceTP

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


Damaged 2nd Dec 2014  11:44  by mntainman

Gridref: SH 64963 69715   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

©mntainman


Damaged 21st Jul 2013  15:15  by arranc

Gridref: SH 64970 69716   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

No FB.


Damaged 28th May 2013  00:14  by aussierules

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

On navigation train at PYB when we ventured upon this forlorn trig. It's broken!


Toppled 7th Oct 2012  12:00  by Merthyr_boy

Gridref: SH 64900 69700   FB Number: S7321  Condition: Toppled  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 18th Sep 2012  15:59  by Glaslyn

Gridref: SH 64960 69710   FB Number: S7321  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Short sharp walk from the N off minor road, great views of Anglesey and Carneddau, pillar damaged but still standing!


Damaged 24th Mar 2012  14:30  by welsh rambler

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

Top off trig has been broken off which is a shame. Fine views from here over to Anglesey, well worth a visit.


Damaged 19th Nov 2011  14:19  by trigging on an island

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

Started out from Abergwyngregyn and came up via the waterfalls. Had perfect walking conditions all afternoon, good visibility and only a slight breeze. Made a quick diversion over to Gyrn on the way down, and then finished off at Tan-y-lon.

Looking SE to the High Carneddau


Damaged 14th Aug 2010  17:00  by Andy West

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


Toppled 3rd Jun 2010  13:00  by Mudpug

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


Toppled 3rd Jun 2010  13:00  by Mudpug

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

The column top has been removed & lies near to the summit. Base still standing. Flush bracket missing


Damaged 14th Apr 2010  13:00  by Meirion

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

A nice walk up from Rachub with a quick stop at the summit of Gyrn. Only bottom 2/3rds of pillar still standing in a small cairn with no sign of the flush bracket. Nice views.

Remains of pillar in cairn ©Meirion
Remains of top of pillar ©Meirion


Damaged 3rd Feb 2010  09:15  by Chalky

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

Top 3rd of trig lying outside shelter-cairn remaining 2/3rds damaged on W side. Stone-built with no FB or Spider.


Damaged 4th Apr 2009  00:00  by caroleengel

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


Damaged 23rd Sep 2008  11:45  by Terry L

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

Ruined stone stump inside circular stone shelter. FB missing. Severed top nearby has lost spider & plug, but hooks remain in situ. Public. National Trust. Snowdonia National Park. Hill steep, rounded, flattish top [so a true moel]. Exhilarating summit, high overlooking the Menai Strait. Reached from Aber Falls by valley of Afon Gam & Gyrn col.

Remains of Moel Wnion pillar


Damaged 30th Aug 2007  19:52  by sykesfamily

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

Evening slog straight up from road at Bronydd Isaf. Trig smashed into two large chunks several metres apart. No sigh of a flush bracket. Nice views Menai below.

Moel Wnion Trig ©sykesfamily


Damaged 26th May 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: FB gone  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Stonebuilt, top part lying 2m to NE, stump still standing in shelter cairn, no FB or spider. Nice grassy summit, great view.


Damaged 10th Mar 2007  11:37  by Toshiro

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

Circled this as part of the Rs Moel Wnion fell race. Almost missed it.


Damaged 28th Dec 2006  15:30  by Bergfuehrer

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

Caernarfonshire. This is badly damaged! The bottom half of the stone built trigpoint is still there though with more on the ground nearby. It is no longer marked on OS maps.


Damaged 30th Oct 2006  16:10  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Last high point of the day and one more en route to 1500 though the options are getting fewer on normal routes. This one is no worse than before decapitated and alone views would have been nice had the cloud that was on the Glyders and points west all day not finally caught up with me


Damaged 12th Aug 2006  14:45  by Father Ted

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

Arrived here at the end of a long 8hr circular walk from Aber Falls that had taken in Foel Fras and some of the other impressive Carneddau peaks. I just managed to persuade my walking partner to make the effort to climb this fairly isolated peak to bag this trig. It has been decapatated and the top lies about 2 meters away just outside the stone shelter, minus its brass spider. FB also missing.

Moel Wnion Trig showing decapatated top in foreground
Moel Wnion trig showing missing FB


Damaged 28th Apr 2004  14:15  by Lathama

Gridref: SH 64900 69700   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Oh, dear! After a grind of a walk from Bethesda this is most certainly the saddest pillar I've so far seen. It's not concrete but made of stone blocks cemented together. The entire top section including the plug, tribracket and hooks has gone completely, as has most of the SW face, which includes the flush bracket, so I will need the help of those with access to the OS files for the FB number. The pillar is squarer than normal with about a 2 foot base. It's within a stone windbreak which my OS map says is a cairn but I don't think it is. Great views towards Anglesey.


Damaged 10th Aug 2003  23:07  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7321  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Lovely walk involving visits to Rhaeadr Fawr. No was S7321...


Damaged 15th Oct 2000  12:00  by C.K.B.

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

Top section and flush bracket missing- beautiful views of Anglesey from the top. According to an OS pillar constructors report, the Moel Wnion pillar was built of local stone, cost 36.8s.2d. and was completed on 17th May 1953. (the base measures 3'x 3').


Not Logged 13th Sep 1998  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - boggy then fine ascent to bare rounded summit


Good condition 3rd Aug 1996  00:00  by mickandshane

FB Number: S7321  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

In a stone shelter. Local stone. Plug missing.


Remains 26th May 1987  15:00  by Bridgeman

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

Walked up to Carnedd Llewelyn via Foel-fras and returned over Moel Wnion. Revisited 20/09/20 on circular walk from Abergwyngregyn via Afon Anafon, Llwytmor, Foel Fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Drosgl. I've classified now as 'remains' as top one foot lies nearby and rest is in a bad state of repair.

Moel Wnion Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Good condition 30th Nov 1973  12:00  by desperate dan

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

Pillar OK back in 1973 when I came here with the scouts. Attempted re-ascent ten years later was abandoned due to high winds - we were crawling all the way.



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